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7.24.2009

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LSU COACH LES MILES


  • My co-worker, Josh Moon, says Miles is the "George W. Bush" of college football. I don't know what that means, but it made me laugh.

  • John Chavis, formerly a reviled Tennessee defensive coach, now is LSU's defensive coordinator.

  • Miles voted for Tim Tebow. Nobody asked. We already know that.

  • Miles is interested to see how officials regulate the new emphasis on helmet-to-helmet contact. "It has the potential to be over-officiated."

  • "Championships are how we're measured. You never expect to finish second. Not at LSU."

  • Miles allowed his publicist to fill out his All-SEC ballot, just as Spurrier did. Miles said simply echoed his publicist's decisions. "Those were my calls as well."

  • Miles claims to (personally) fill out his ballot in the coaches' poll.

  • On assistants' salaries: "We're fortunate that those things, market value, are looked at as as a positive thing. It's wonderful that assistant coaches' salaries are escalating. It's deserved. It's a tough time right now. Our economy will come around. If that man is doing a great job, he's deserving."

  • On voting in the coaches' poll: "You have to have a staffer to assist the head coach. There is an opportunity to check or review your selections. The coach that operates in the SEC knows this conference best. Overall, it probably melts down to a very representative selection."

  • On what he thought went wrong last season: "If you had one statistic ... it would be turnover margin. If you look at the year we won, we finished second in the country. We weren't near that last year. You have to start fast on both sides of the ball. I understand what happened at the back end of last season. I suspect our team does, too."


THAT'S A WRAP. Next up is Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin at 11:45ish.

29 Comments:

Blogger cincytiger said...

Don; like him

10:51 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Don't

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think he's funny.

10:53 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Let er Rip Les.

10:53 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

He's kind of creepy or something

10:54 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I don't really have feelings for Les Miles either way...

10:54 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

He's different, but he's a good coach and never boring.

10:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Les

10:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Les is the luckiest man on earth..

Walked into a ton of talent at LSU..

Screwed up and lost twice..Had the good fortune that teams ahead of him lost.....

Still won the National Championship....

11:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

K, Les Miles has feelings for you. He heeded Earl's call for hollas.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Funny, Jay, very funny.

11:03 AM  
Blogger wes said...

FSJ...on this we agree.

11:03 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hey, I am in Columbia. I could have filled out Spurrier's ballot for him. Of course, now he would be getting asked about his vote for Todzilla.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Goddess said...

I'm ready for LK. He's very jumpy, valley girl today and already defensive. I hope he's entertaining.

11:05 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

It is really ashame that Kiffikin isn't going on the same day as Meyer. I would love to see a Kiffikin bitch slapped.

11:06 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Kiffikin, how bad do you feel Florida will kick your butt? Do you feel it you can keep within 4 or 5 touchdowns?

11:08 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I'm looking forward to Kiffin as well. I hope he comes out talking smack, even though he probably has no reason to. For real entertainment, they should show Meyer on hidden camera as Kiffin is speaking.

11:16 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I have always felt assistants were underpaid in comparison with the head coach. Assistants have much less job security.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Cincy, you coming by to pick up some AU chocs today? We're really close to the Wynfrey. You could stop by there and get Les's autograph.

11:20 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just a quick question I know this is under the Les Miles stuff, but I was wondering who really is Steve Spurrier's employer?!? Are we entirely sure that SC is paying all of his salary? Didn't sound like it afterthe gushing he did at the mic.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I wish I'd have met Z4z in the lobby.

11:22 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

I think the guy is absolute gold. He's almost as good as "hatin' with Jay G" on the Morning Vent.

11:22 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Coach Kiffikin, do you feel like you will be fired mid-season, or will they wait until the end of the season?

11:25 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Scot,
Yes, I am coming by there today. I did extra time on the elliptical so I can sample :) Think I will pass on Les' autograph.

Any particular time better for you?

11:27 AM  
Blogger Goddess said...

are radio guys not allowed to broadcast these interviews live?

11:27 AM  
Blogger Goddess said...

Cincy make sure you get the white chocolate, too.

11:28 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Definitely!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Goddess said...

i think i must be asking really difficult questions today

11:32 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Cincy, any time after 1:00 would be good. Looking forward to meeting you!

11:36 AM  

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