Found November 06, 2011 on
Alabama Crimson Tide
Les Miles was his usual eccentric self Saturday night.
When the LSU coach first stepped on the field of Bryant-Denny Stadium about 90 minutes before the start of his top-ranked team's gutty 9-6 overtime victory against second-ranked Alabama in an SEC clash that lived up to the hype, he jovially saluted and waved to the Crimson Tide's student section, which booed him in return.
As Miles ran onto the field with his team just minutes before kickoff, he got tangled up with some cheerleaders and fell down to the ground, causing his trademark white LSU ball cap to come off and leaving grass stains on his light khakis-colored pants.
And when Saturday night's game was its tensest during overtime, Miles simply bent down on his left knee and picked some grass from the field for him to chew on later.
Yet as unconventional as The Mad Hatter is, his team won Saturday night with the conventional -- a smash-mouth offense, stingy defense and sound special teams -- in a rare throwbac...
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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...
LSU head coach Les Miles talks about his Tigers' defense, the quarterbacks and the big play makers of the night after LSU's victory over Alabama Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Les Miles says the label ''starter'' means very little at LSU, even in regards to quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson.
Miles is not naming a starter for Saturday night's homecoming contest against nearly six-touchdown underdog Western Kentucky. He says he expects both Lee and Jefferson to play throughout the remainder of the season.
While Lee has started...
Les Miles says the label "starter" means very little at LSU, even in regards to quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson. "It's not significant to me, nor has it ever been, to name anybody anything," LSU's coach said Monday as the No. 1 Tigers began preparations to host nearly six-touchdown underdog Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
Les Miles says the label "starter" means very little at LSU, even in regards to quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson.
"It's not significant to me, nor has it ever been, to name anybody anything," LSU's coach said Monday as the No. 1 Tigers began preparations to host nearly six-touchdown underdog Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
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Sweater vests, hooded sweatshirts and colored blazers and pants are just some of the trademark fashions that we’ve come to associate with professional and college football coaches. In the case of LSU head coach, Les Miles, that signature style is a white baseball cap. It’s a simple adornment, but the hat has become so synonymous with Miles, he’s even been nicknamed “The Mad...
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