by Jules Gonsoulin
When discussing college football coaches and leaders among men in general, it’s definitely important to include Les Miles, the charismatic, sassy, but serious head coach of the LSU Tigers football team. He is one of the most lovable coaches in the entire nation (unless of course you are an Alabama, Ole Miss or Texas A&M fan).
He is widely known for his hilarious antics, on and off the field. His most popular ritual is to eat the grass of the field his Tigers are about to invade, but he adamantly prefers the grass at Tiger Stadium, obviously. ESPN’s reporter Erin Andrews featured him in an interview discussing the many varieties and tastes of grass, before convincing her to try some grass herself.
He is known as a man of few words, until he is riled up on the press podium after a loss. We don’t get to see that very often though, since his team rarely loses. He has compiled a record of 92-23, and, in his very first season, with the Tigers, he led them to a 10-1 season and an SEC western division championship. A few years later, he led them to a dominating National Championship win. Miles is one of the most sought-after coaches in the nation, and though teams like Michigan and Arkansas have extended hefty offers, Tiger Nation knows Miles is a Cajun at heart.
Call him what you want (the Mad Hatter, Lesticles), he is an incredible coach, and he is one of the biggest reasons for LSU’s rise to national prestige.