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Les Miles Talks on Jeremy Hill, Speaking Australian and More at SEC Media Days

Jul 18, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports.
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Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIJuly 18, 2013

LSU head coach Les Miles didn't talk about Erin Andrews or eating grass Thursday at SEC Media Days, but the Tigers' boss did provide a new set of classic quotes, while also updating the situation regarding his suspended star running back.

Before giving a lesson in linguistics from down under, Miles talked a bit of serious business regarding running back Jeremy Hill. The LSU coach confirmed that Hill is still suspended indefinitely and that he hasn't been involved in any team workouts.

With running backs J.C. Copeland, Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard in the fold, Miles said he Tigers will be fine if Hill doesn't return.

The jovial coach was a bit subdued early in his 20-minute meeting with the press, but seemed to wake up later, which led to him doing an incredible impression of new Australian punter Jamie Keehn.

In addition to his impression, he also talked about learning to speak Australian.

Apparently, Miles has missed the last decade of Foster's beer commercials.

Miles was also asked about banning Twitter, which led to a hilarious lesson from the coach on technology that traversed from the horse-drawn buggy to pocket computers and even included a mention of the Harlem shake.

After peaking with the horse-drawn buggy, Miles took a more topical question about scheduling.

In 2013, the Tigers will take on Florida and Georgia, the top two teams in the East division from last season. Meanwhile, Alabama will face Kentucky and Tennessee, which finished at the bottom of the East in 2012.

Miles chose his words carefully and didn't directly attack the SEC scheduling, but said that the schedule shouldn't decide a championship.

He also compared the tough SEC slate to playing the Green Bay Packers for 12 straight weeks.

Miles always gives interesting interviews and press conferences, and the 2013 SEC Media Days were no different for the "Mad Hatter."

Don't change, Les.

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