re: When was the last time les brought in a motivational speaker (Posted on 10/6/12 at 2:05 p.m. to Northwestern tiger)
July 26, 2012
The summer also included a series of team outings and speaking engagements for his LSU football team, speakers such as former LSU basketball player Stanley Roberts, former football player Damien James, one-legged NCAA wrestling champion Anthony Robles of Arizona State, and a member of the Navy Seals.
The last speaker’s talk was a metaphor for what Miles told a packed audience at Boudreaux’s is his team’s continued recovery from its 21-0 loss to Alabama in January’s BCS national championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“He said, ‘We show our scars. In Iran I got this, and in Iraq I got this.’ All these things are healed wounds,” Miles said.
“I think we are still healing from that last wound we suffered as a team, and our team will understand that we will eventually be stronger and will want to show our scars. I think our team will rally behind that this fall.”