Les Miles Proves Yet Again to Be the Keenest Ol Ball Coach in the Country

Brian ShannonCorrespondent INovember 2, 2011

It's being billed as the game of the year as No. 1 and No. 2 will meet for the first time in the storied history of SEC football.

LSU may be the country's top ranked team, but it's Alabama who enters the game as the home favorite (at least in the eyes of the Vegas oddsmakers who currently list the Crimson Tide as a 4.5 point favorite).

Both teams have been extremely impressive thus far this season, conquering every test that has been put in front of them, but only one can leave this showdown still unblemished.  

While the two teams have stars on both sides of the ball, its the head coaches who come into this game as the rock stars of this massive matchup.

LSU head coach Les Miles is the Ol' Ball Coach, never afraid to be different on the field with his gutsy play-calls and trickery. Miles isn't just a dominating presence on the sidelines, but also off of them as he has recently appeared on a billboard for Raising Cane's chicken finger restaurant.

Miles, never afraid to be different, is pictured on the billboard fist-bumping Cane, a dog who is the restaurant's mascot. It's hard not to support something that is endorsed by Miles, and Raising Cane's delicious chicken fingers makes it even easier.

While Miles is up to his old tricks, Saban has been all business leading up to the showdown as usual. You aren't likely to find Saban fist-bumping any dogs anytime soon, but you will find a well-prepared Alabama football team come Saturday.

Expect a low-scoring game this weekend as both teams are among the top three in the nation in scoring defense, Alabama is No. 1 and LSU is No. 3. Both teams are proving that defense still does win championships and this contest could come down to which offense can come up with a big play at the right time.

Enjoy the game and make the Ol' Ball Coach happy by enjoying some of Raising Caine's delicious chicken fingers next time you are in the south.