LSU Football: Les Miles' EA Sports Ad Shows off Acting Skills of the Mad Hatter

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJuly 2, 2012

LSU head coach Les Miles
LSU head coach Les MilesChris Graythen/Getty Images

Les Miles is a lightning rod for controversy.

Whether it be calling ill-advised timeouts, not calling timeouts, going for it on five consecutive fourth downs or calling out former recruits, when Miles talks, college football listens.

So does "Mike The Tiger," apparently.

In a new ad for EA Sports NCAA Football 13, Mike The Tiger draws the ire of the Mad Hatter when Miles walks in on the LSU mascot playing the video game with 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III as LSU's quarterback.

A feature in the game allows players to use select former Heisman winners on any team of their choosing, and Mike was clearly interested in improving the quarterback play in Baton Rouge.

Quarterback is clearly a sore spot for Miles after last season's debacle in the BCS National Championship Game, so kudos to Miles for subtly (or not-so-subtly) poking fun at himself in the commercial.

The first stage in recovery is acceptance, and Miles appears to be well on his way to recovering from the quarterback issues that plagued his team last season.