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LSU head coach Les Miles
LSU head coach Les Miles is a winner in this event before the wheels of LSU's plane ever touch down in Alabama. This is an event that welcomes crazy, and Miles is the reigning SEC king of crazy.
He didn't disappoint on Wednesday, although it took a little longer than anticipated to get the Mad Hatter going.
His day started off in the main ballroom, with a 10-minute filibuster in which he rattled off every player on his team, virtually every coach and probably the majority of his off-the-field staff. Then things got weird, super weird.
Questions started flying, and in the process, Miles took a shot at Austin, Texas, where he recently vacationed with his family.
"I took a vacation, I went to Austin, took my three children with me, so we had six, two parents and four children on that campus," Miles said. "It was miserable. I hated it. But it was great fun. I mean, it was not a beach, it was not sand, but it was my family, and that was the best."
Miles later explained that it was the absence of an ocean that bothered him about the land of the Longhorns.
"It was just not vacation," Miles said. "I loved it. My daughter's doing wonderfully there. I enjoy the experience she's having, okay? But it was not a beach. There was no hotel that I walked out and jumped into the surf."
Miles then made his way to the radio/Internet room, which is the epicenter of weird at the Wynfrey, and started off his 10-minute session talking about FIFA and the World Cup, guns, his daughter's softball no-hitter and Derek Jeter's All-Star Game performance, the latter two of which were in the middle of a question about hot-shot running back Leonard Fournette.
Never change, Les.