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Les Miles rappels down a building; we crush on him even harder

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I mean, haven’t we all earned a break from the Paterno family/E. Gordon Gee coverage? Or, at least enough of one to follow Les Miles rappelling down a  24-story building?

Methinks so.

Miles, one of our coaching favorites here at CFT, was actually taking part in an event to raise money for the Louisiana Family Forum’s “Over the Edge for Adoption” campaign by rappelling down the side of One American Place in downtown Baton Rouge.

LSU actually has a good-looking gallery of Miles’ little adventure HERE, but we’ve wrangled up some other photos below as well. Here’s a link to The Advocate, which has video of the event.

Let me be the first to say: never change, Les.

Via LSU’s Twitter feed (Miles is on the right):

miles rappel

Here’s another photo from Twitter user Jordan Faircloth:

And another from LSU…

From LSU Publications…

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11 Responses to “Les Miles rappels down a building; we crush on him even harder”
  1. normtide says: May 30, 2013 10:54 PM

    LSU its one of my biggest rivals, and Miles is a coach I love to beat (when we can). But, he is one cool dude. His time in Nation Rouge hasn’t always be smooth, but he always handled everything with class. Not to mention, all this for a great cause.

  2. jimbo75025 says: May 31, 2013 2:02 AM

    Now for the important question, did he chew on a chunk of the building on the way down?

  3. suprmous says: May 31, 2013 5:08 AM

    For any and everybody who ever called him crazy I can hear the echo now but add this to his resume: gutsy. We love ya Coach but as much as I hate to admit it pullin off this was scary as hell and gutsy. I’m just glad your feet were able to touch the ground again. Welcome back down to Earth.

  4. takingbovadasmoney says: May 31, 2013 7:37 AM

    Is it true he told the LSU AD that he was quitting to become a window washer so he could get another contract extension?

  5. southernpatriots says: May 31, 2013 9:02 AM


    Miles chewed on the grass BEFORE repelling…he needed the power boost!

    “We’re trying to bring some attention to the fact Louisiana has almost 500 children in its foster care program right now,” Hayden said. “We’re trying to get them adopted.”

    A truly great cause for the children. Miles has always been VERY sensitive and responsive every time he was asked to do anything for children. He is a great father and a great ambassador for children.

  6. overratedgators says: May 31, 2013 9:55 AM

    “He probably was looking for the bathroom and couldn’t read the sign and walked out the window. LOL! Get it? Because he’s in the SEC and illiterate? Hello? Is this thing on?” – E. Gordon Gee

  7. brutusbuckeye2011 says: May 31, 2013 12:06 PM

    Say what you about Les Miles’ clock management issues and not knowing when to pull the QB. Personally, I would love to play for a guy who is as eccentric (nice way of saying he is whacky) as Les. He sounds like a lot more fun to be around than coaches like Saban, Meyer and Spurrier. Don’t ever change Les. I love reading about your antics.

  8. tilafoo says: May 31, 2013 2:47 PM

    Spell-check fail. learntospell@Ben Kercheval

  9. Ben Kercheval says: May 31, 2013 3:01 PM

    What’s spelled incorrectly?

  10. mackie66 says: Jun 1, 2013 1:16 PM

    Rappelling down a long rope is ok, I guess. But last yr I (64yrs old) jumped out of a perfectly good airplane at an altitude of 14,500ft and landed softly. Rappelling is for wusseys. Go Gators.

  11. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 1, 2013 1:33 PM

    When you jumped out of the plane I am sure you were doing it to bring attention to the more than 1,000 children in foster care in the state of Florida (or your home state, if otherwise) who need adoptive parents.

    I am sure the media caught wind of your jump and recorded it and it became a phenomenon to bring much attention to this effort and calls came in from all over the country and countries outside the USA inquiring about children available for adoption.

    Great work you are doing mackie66!Congratulations.

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