I’ve made no bones about the fact that I view Steve Spurrier as the most entertaining coach in the SEC but in the game of college football, period. But when it comes to quotes — those glorious, ofttimes wonderfully incoherent quotes — not many people can hold a candle to the incomparable (incomprehensible?) Les Miles.
The LSU head coach can make the English language do things it was never meant to do, bend it in ways that, for most people, border on the impossible. He’s a Flying Wallenda at the microphone, performing a verbal high-wire act that tightropes between sheer genius and “what the hell is wrong with him?” Somehow, though, Miles pulls it off time and time and time again.
One day after the Ol’ Ball Coach owned the room, the Mad Hatter stepped to the podium for his go-around in front of the scribes and the cameras at the SEC Media Days. Suffice to say, Miles didn’t disappoint the 1,200-plus media members in attendance.
So, without further ado, we present yet another rendition of “The Best of Les,” this one from the 2014 SEC Media Days: