Posted November 02, 2011 on
Les Miles knows the implications of Saturday's matchup with Alabama. At his weekly Wednesday night press conference, the head coach talks about stopping Bama's run game, what kind of defense the Tigers will be prepared with and his feelings about playing at night versus playing during the day (an answer in true Les fashion).
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Of course, said grass Les Miles is peddling is Louisiana-grown turf grass, not, you know, the other stuff. But could you imagine if something like that would have come to light immediately preceding LSU’s big showdown with Alabama on Saturday? Talk about crazy. Although if were a betting man — which I’m not — I [...]
We’ve been anticipating this one all season: #1 LSU vs #2 Alabama. Some are calling it the game of the century. We’re not quite ready to jump on that bandwagon… yet. It’s LSU’s speed vs. Alabama’s power in the no name QB showdown. Who would you rather have to coach one game: Nick Saban or Les Miles? Speaking of Miles, would the Mad Hatter succeed at the next...
Urban Meyer was 3-3 against Les Miles' LSU teams in his six seasons as Florida coach. Meyer was also 1-2 against Nick Saban's Alabama squads during his time in the Southeastern Conference.
The former Gators' coach and current ESPN analyst gives his take on some of the keys to Saturday's matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Meyer on Saban...
The teams are mirror images of each other. Both LSU and Alabama play fast, swarming defense with hard-hitting playmakers who have a future in the NFL; both rely heavily on the running game to open up passing lanes; and both have big-play capabilities on special teams. Position by position, this is as equal a matchup as college football has seen in a long time.
The most noticeable...
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One wears a perpetual scowl, his words robotic and succinct. With Nick Saban, it's all about "the process," which means running his football program with the meticulousness of a CEO. It may come across as cold and detached -- even ruthless -- but it sure works.
Then there's Les Miles. He eats grass and sings with his players. He mangles words so badly there'...
It's odd to see Les Miles not wearing his trademark white LSU ball cap.
Without it, you notice he actually has a bald spot behind his blondish hair. But even sans hat, The Mad Hatter is still his ol' typical wacky self.
As he prepared last week to tape a video greeting in his office for a gathering of the Bengal Belles -- a women's booster club for LSU football -- in...
One wears a perpetual scowl, his words robotic and succinct. With Nick Saban, it's all about ''the process,'' which means running his football program with the meticulousness of a CEO. It may come across as cold and detached - even ruthless - but it sure works.
Then there's Les Miles. He eats grass and sings with his players. He mangles words so badly there...
Because the BCS likes to pretend it is in the business of putting the best two teams in the country together to play for the national championship and because the SEC recently has provided the best football, LSU vs. Alabama on Saturday basically has been called a friendly, a warm-up, an exhibition.Not intentionally, just by definition.It is likely the first in a best of two, with...