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Miles Markers

Football season is getting closer which means that the soundbites from Les Miles are starting to flow again. This week, the LSU coach hit the airwaves to weigh in on the upcoming seasons and dispense the traditional Les Miles vacation report.

The Quotable Les Miles

The Mad Hatter's Classic Quotes

The future of Les Miles' job at LSU is up for debate. However, there are some things about his past at the school that are certain, namely his quotes. Over the course of his tenure in Baton Rouge, the Mad Hatter was unrivalled as far as giving press. In honor of Miles' controversial career, NoDef offers up our favorite quotes from the man.

Les Mess Spurs Conflicting Reports

Les Miles has never been easy to understand. Deciphering the meaning of the Mad Hatter’s press conferences pressers and quips has been a nearly academic pursuit spurring different schools and factions. So, it is no surprise that experts are split on his latest comments. Miles may have announced his departure from LSU today… then again, he might not have.

Everybody Cut Foot-Les?

Les Miles loves him some antics. The LSU coach is renowned for his golf clap on the sidelines, pregame grass eating, and quotes that make Yogi Berra look like a technical writer. Now, Miles can add dancing to the legend.

Miss'd Opportunity: QB Controversy as LSU Beaten By Unranked Miss St 34-29

For weeks, Saturday’s game at Tiger Stadium has been billed as the “real home opener.” The 34-29 result bodes poorly for the remainder of the season. Despite a late surge to make score close, LSU was thoroughly outplayed. More worrisome, a resounding exclamation point was placed on the quarterback controversy.Leonard Fournette was not a factor, but Josh Robinson certainly was. Les Miles and Cam Cameron left only questions but Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen answered them all.

Game Night in Death Valley

What to Watch For: LSU v. Sam Houston State

Tonight, LSU takes on Sam Houston State. Who? Exactly. Powerhouse teams schedule these games so they can sort out issues like quarterback selection, snaps for rookies, and returning players shaking off the rust. Fortunately, the Tigers are a Les Miles team. So, by definition, they are burdened with all of these issues.

Les Stress

LSU Comes Back to Defeat Wisconsin 28-24, But Questions Abound

Over the last few years, Tiger faithful have grown accustomed to an awkward dance. The courting begins in summer. This year we have a legitimate quarterback. Les Miles' antics should reveled in; pass the grass. It peaks around SEC Media Day. Time to delight in the folky malapropisms and tales of Smacker Miles’ athleticism. Then, the season begins. Despite a come from behind 28-24 win in LSU’s opener vs Wisconsin, the band is playing that old familiar tune for the purple and gold. Once again, we’re doing a Cajun two step baffled by play calling and quarterback selection.

Les Miles Takes ALS Ice (& Grass) Challenge

Les Miles is no stranger to antics. Tiger devotees recall him rapelling for charity, his malapropisms, and especially his penchant for chewing grass. After today's scrimmage, the Mad Hatter adding another adventure to the legend. Miles took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with his own personal twist.

Miles Still on Grass, Drinks Smoothie (VIDEO)

As any user can tell you, there are a number of ways to take grass. In a new ESPN ad promoting the station's coverage of the inaugural College Football Playoff, LSU football Head Coach Les Miles is featured in a humbling clip, drinking a simple, natural formula. Video and behind the scenes:

LSU's Les Miles Talkin' 2014 Tigers

Whether it has the green light or not, college football is ready to return. This week, SEC coaches and luminaries gathered in Hoover, Alabama, to address the press in the annual Media Days circus. Shortly after, players will begin practice, and then actual games. As LSU Head Coach Les Miles describes it, “we’re getting ready for getting ready." On Wednesday (7-16), the Mad Hatter took to the podium and noted that this week is “1200 credentials and a lot of chaos.” 

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