Les Miles, the fiery head coach of the LSU Tigers, decided to go on an epic rant following his team’s victory over the Ole Miss Rebels.
Prior to the question-and-answer portion of his postgame press conference, Miles prefaced the discussion with a tangent that ranged from a heartfelt, emotional speech on how there has never been a flop to take the field for his team, to his seniors who just played their last game at home, to kissing players on the mouth (“if you’re a girl!”), followed by plain elation concerning the 41-35 win over the Rebels.
Miles, also known as the Mad Hatter, certainly proved that he possesses the eccentricity and maniacal persona worthy of that nickname. He’s undoubtedly a successful coach, with a 111-41 record overall as head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and LSU (a program he has brought a national championship to), but he’s also somewhat insane.
From his head-scratching gambles, or “decisions,” on the sidelines of the Tigers games, to his infinitely re-watchable press conferences, Miles certainly seems to have a screw or two loose up in that noggin of his.
This latest unprovoked rant to the gathered media is perhaps the best way to sum up the 59-year-old coach in 113 seconds or less. He shows off his fierce loyalties and unwavering passion, but also an unstable, immature and humorous side.
By all accounts Miles is a great guy, and this press conference further proves that he will stick up for his players and also make them laugh. He’s a large reason why the Tigers are consistently near the top of the college football polls and a contender for the BCS National Championship.
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