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Les Miles, the Great Communicator - ESPN


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With Les, it was always what you'd call untraditional communication. He's the master of the vague concept and the run-on sentence. But if you listen carefully, there's always meaning there.

-- Bob Thornbladh, a former teammate and Michigan assistant alongside Les Miles


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Patrick Peterson insists the only thing better than seeing Miles at a podium or in front of a microphone is a chest-beating Miles leading a team meeting. "He had that walk when he'd come in, his hands in his pockets, real smooth and laid-back," Peterson recalls. "He starts out real low and then gets rowdier and rowdier and starts beating his chest. I mean, it's something else." Peterson is one of a number of former players, coaches and acquaintances to wax poetic on Miles' quirky mannerisms and notable quotables to ESPN. Peterson says Miles "was fun to play for and made it fun every day. That's why he's able to recruit the way he does. I'd go back in a heartbeat and play for him if I had it to do all over again. He just has this special way of getting the best out of guys and making them believe that they can do anything."


Love this picture




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AstroTiger
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Same Story Linked on Page 2

But yes, the picture is humorous.






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skullopener
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Same Story Linked on Page 2




Didn't notice.

Mine is better



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TigerFanNKaty
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Great read, but just beat the shite out of the Gumps.





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Shenanigans
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It did get a different title, and yes the picture makes it worthwhile.





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DrakeLSU
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Can you imagine being reprimanded in the Mile's household.

"Now manny, I want you to know I have a want for you to be an extrapolating gentleman who optimizes what it means to me a man in every sense of the word....Have a great night son!"






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GeauxLSU8
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Great article!





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Great article.





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Sure enough, Wangler and Miles navigated their way into the news conference, and Miles piped up and asked Riley a question that rankled the Hall of Fame coach.

"It was something about rebounding or blocking out in the second half, and I'm thinking, 'Oh no, we're in trouble now,'" Wangler recalled. "All these national media guys started looking around at us like we weren't supposed to be there.

"The next thing I know, the security guys were on us and wanted to know who we were with. Les goes, 'We're with The Michigan Daily, the student newspaper.' They looked at us and said, 'You're out of here.'"








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Methuselah
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He's a one of a kind guy, that's for sure.





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jp90
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That picture really says it all about the demeanor of those two people IMO





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Victrola Wayne
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Great article. If Les wasn't matched up against Saban and the machine he, and the Bama boosters (you wouldn't believe the amount of "money" in Birmingham) have built there, Les would have the respect he's earned. For the last few years if you win the SEC West you've essentially won the National Championship. The SEC West has been that good.










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That picture really says it all about the demeanor of those two people IMO


I couldn't care less about the demeanor, one has 4 national titles, the other backed into 1. Give me the guy with 4 any day.



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Tiger_n_ATL
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Championships





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dont you think that Saban backed into one as well!





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Championships




every 4.5 years instead of 3.






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clamdip
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I couldn't care less about the demeanor, one has 4 national titles, the other backed into 1. Give me the guy with 4 any day.
give me your # so I can invite you to all my parties.

Sheesh. How many of those 4 has Saban backed into? Meaning he needed late season losses to get in? I'm counting THREE of the FOUR.

And the 4th one took a laughable winning moment against a terrible Tennessee team.






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Lonnie4LSU
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Give me the guy with 4 any day.


Take him.

Give me the guy LSU helped become highly successful and he repaid LSU by staying as opposed to the guy LSU helped become highly successful only to see him kick LSU to the curb as he moved to another job he valued more than LSU.

I don't care a lot bout demeanor, but I do bout loyalty. Some coaches show it and some don't.

Much the same as some LSU "fans".







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