The coach was awarded the title of 2011 AP National Coach of the Year. Additionally, he was also recognized as the 2011 Home Depot National Coach of the Year, the 2011 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year, and the 2011 Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year. He holds the record for being the second-winningest coach in LSU history with 114 victories. Furthermore, he led his team to become the BCS National Champions in 2007 and the SEC Champions in 2007 and 2011. In the year 2011, his team had a perfect 13-0 regular-season record.
Auburn suffered an 18-13 defeat on September 25th, leading to the dismissal of their head coach, the Tiger’s record under Miles in his 12th season was 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference and 2-2 overall. Before being relieved of his duties after four games into the 2016 season at LSU, Miles had a career record of 114-34, making him the second-winningest coach in the school’s history.
When Nick Saban resigned as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2005, Les Miles took over the position and made a significant impact on the program.
Miles has become the second-winningest coach in school history, with 114 SEC regular season victories and 64 overall wins. Over his 11-plus years with the Tigers, the LSU Tigers won more games in the SEC than any other program and averaged 10 wins per year in his 11-plus seasons.
The Tigers have stretched their streak of consecutive seasons with at least eight wins to 16, which is the longest such streak among the Power 5 Conferences.
In the 2011 regular season, the LSU Tigers were ranked No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks, winning 10 or more games eight times, including a school-record 13 wins. Under Coach Miles, LSU appeared in 11 bowl games, winning seven of them. In 2011 and 2007, they also claimed a pair of SEC titles, reaching the league’s championship game three times. Additionally, in 2007, Miles led the Tigers to their third national title in the program’s history, the BCS National Championship. Coach Miles, who entered the 2016 season as the SEC’s Dean of Coaches, led the Tigers.
In 2015, the LSU Tigers had an NFL-best 40 players playing in the Pro Bowl. In 2013, the Tigers originally set a school record with nine players selected in the NFL Draft. In 2014, they led the nation with 13 first-round picks in the NFL Draft, including a span of nine consecutive years with at least one first-round pick. LSU also leads the SEC with 69 NFL Draft picks, and has produced 11 national award winners and 22 first-team All-Americans. Under Coach Miles, LSU has won seven double-figure games, finished in the top five three times, and had five top-ten finishes since 2005.
In 2005, he became the first-year coach in the history of the SEC to lead a team to the league title. He also holds the record for being the only coach in LSU history to beat Alabama, Florida, and Auburn in the same season – a feat he accomplished three times. With 64 regular season victories in the SEC, the Tigers under Charles McClendon won 137 games in 18 years, just one shy of tying the school record. Overall, Miles ranks behind only McClendon with 112 wins at LSU.
Over the past four years, LSU has produced 187 Academic Honor Roll players who have earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status. Additionally, LSU is ranked No. 2 in the SEC for graduation rates. Since Miles took over, 242 football players have earned their degrees in the classroom.
One of the most impressive moments in the history of Tiger Stadium occurred when the Tigers hoisted their coach onto their shoulders after LSU’s 19-7 victory over Texas A&M on November 28, 2015. The profound influence that Miles had on his team and his contributions to their growth both on and off the field were readily apparent. His players regarded him as a compassionate and caring coach, someone who would be with them for a lifetime.
LSU has an impressive record, with 1 BCS National Championship, 22 SEC Championships, and a 22-1 record in BCS Bowl Games. They have also had 4 undefeated seasons in Tiger Stadium and 4 consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins. In addition, they have a 7-4 record in Bowl Games and have set a school record with 9 single-draft picks in 2013 and 2014. They have also had 13 NFL first-round draft picks through 2015 and have secured 16 wins against top 10 teams. Furthermore, they have defeated 16 coaches who have won a national title and hold the Tiger Stadium-record winning streak of 22 games. They have also made 24 4th quarter/overtime comeback wins at LSU. In SEC road games, they have a record of 26-18 and in SEC home games, they have a record of 36-10. Against the SEC Western Division, they have a record of 41-20 and against top 25 teams, they have a record of 42-23. In SEC regular season games, they have a record of 60-28 and in Tiger Stadium, their record is an impressive 70-10. They have a record of 72-11 against unranked teams. In terms of NFL draft picks, they have had 64 since 2015, which is the most in the SEC since the 2006 Draft. Finally, their overall record at LSU is 114-34 as of September 24, 2016.
Steve Spurrier (4 victories), Urban Meyer (3), Nick Saban (3), Philip Fulmer (2), Gene Chizik (2), Larry Coker (1), and Jim Tressel (1) faced off.
The Years at LSU.
Les Miles was named the 32nd head football coach at LSU on January 2005, and his immediate impact on the program was evident as the Tigers went from a 2-11 record in his first year to winning at least 11 games in each of his first seven seasons, a distinction that holds in the history of the SEC. This stretch of success also marked the best 10-year stretch in the history of the school, as no other team in the SEC saw more wins during that span than the Tigers.
In SEC regular season matches, Miles boasts an impressive tally of 63-28, encompassing a 112-32 record at LSU. Miles, with an overall standing of 140-53 in his 14-year tenure as a head coach, has accomplished notable triumphs at various thresholds: 10 (11 games), 20 (24), 30 (35), 40 (48), 50 (63), 60 (76), 70 (87), 80 (98), 90 (113), 100 (126), and 110 (133), solidifying his position as the swiftest coach in LSU history.
Miles has guided the Tigers to a triumphant comeback in either the fourth quarter or overtime on 24 instances. Additionally, he has emerged victorious in 42 matches against top-25 teams and 16 against teams ranked in the top 10. Throughout Miles’ tenure, LSU has consistently held a position in the Top 25 for 137 out of 142 games.
LSU finished the 2015 season with a 9-3 record and was ranked No. 16 in the nation. They ended the season with a dominant 56-27 victory over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl, accumulating over 600 yards of offense. Although they had a rough patch with three consecutive losses in the final month of the regular season, they bounced back and defeated Texas A&M 19-7 in their last game. Despite having a quarterback who was starting for the first time and relying on young players in key defensive positions, LSU managed to debut at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff Standings with a perfect 7-0 record going into November. Leonard Fournette, who broke the school’s records for rushing yards (1,953) and rushing touchdowns (22), was one of the top running backs in college football for LSU in 2015. He had four games where he rushed for 200 yards or more, contributing to LSU’s undefeated record and No. 5 national ranking in October.
LSU closed out the year against Notre Dame in Bowl City Music. They secured their 15th straight season with at least eight wins, with a 23-17 victory over Texas A&M in the regular-season finale. The Tigers were on the cusp of knocking off the 5th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, but a late rally resulted in an overtime defeat. They also beat the 3rd-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 10-7 in Tiger Stadium, after a thrilling comeback in October. LSU picked up their 100th win under coach Miles in a 30-27 victory over Florida. The Tigers opened the year with a fourth-quarter comeback against 14th-ranked Wisconsin, finishing the season with a 8-5 record. Despite relying on a true freshman quarterback and having a young team, LSU managed to post a winning record in 2014.
LSU, led by Miles, capped off their season with a victory over Iowa in the Outback Bowl, winning by a score of 21-14. They finished the year with a total of six losses, two of which were by double-figures, and eight wins, including seven on the offensive side of the ball. Despite losing nine players to the NFL Draft, LSU’s defense remained steady and their offense proved to be powerful, winning three games against Top 25 teams, including a 34-10 victory over Texas A&M. Under Miles’ leadership, LSU had a successful season in 2013, finishing with a record of 10-3 and securing their fourth straight season with at least 10 wins.
In 2013, LSU was at the forefront of third-down effectiveness, successfully converting 57 percent of their chances. The Tigers additionally established a new record for rushing touchdowns (37) at the school. During that same year, LSU achieved a historic milestone in SEC history by being the first team to have a passer with 3,000 yards, two receivers with 1,000 yards each, and a rusher with 1,000 yards.
The Tigers achieved a 24-19 victory over Texas A&M, where they managed to limit Johnny Manziel, the eventual winner of the Heisman Trophy, to his least productive performance of the season. Additionally, they triumphed over No. 3 South Carolina at their home ground, displaying an authoritative defense and a consistent offense. LSU encountered a challenging lineup of five consecutive Top-25 teams and faced a demanding schedule. However, in 2012, Miles skillfully guided the Tigers to a record of 10-3, ensuring the school’s 13th consecutive bowl appearance.
If Alabama had not driven for a last-minute touchdown to erase a 17-14 deficit, LSU would have been in position to play for the SEC title and the national championship instead of the Crimson Tide. Despite playing with a makeshift offensive line due to injuries, LSU finished the year ranked No. 12 in the nation and eventually reached the Chick-fil-A Bowl after a setback to Clemson. The Tigers extended their school’s winning home record streak to 22 straight games before falling to Alabama, and they were still ranked in the Top 10 every week during the regular season. This was quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s first year as the starter, and LSU faced many challenges due to injuries.
In the 2011 season, Claiborne Morris claimed the honor of being the top defensive player in the nation, winning the Thorpe Award for the second-straight year. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Individually, Mathieu Tyrann had a standout season, claiming the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defender. LSU’s historic season in 2011 included a record of 13-0, marking the first time in school history that the team achieved an undefeated season. The Tigers also secured the SEC Coach of the Year honor and spent 11 consecutive weeks ranked No. 1, winning 12 of their 13 games against Top-25 opponents.
In 2011, Miles guided LSU to victories against three SEC opponents by the largest margin of triumph in the history of the series – Ole Miss (49), Auburn (35), and Tennessee (31). The Tigers concluded the regular season with a 41-17 triumph over No. 3 Arkansas and a 42-10 win over Georgia, ranked 12th, in the SEC title game, which secured the Tigers’ spot in the BCS National Championship game. Following the Auburn matchup, LSU clinched a thrilling 9-6 overtime victory against No. 2 Alabama. Despite the absence of their starting quarterback, Jordan Jefferson, for the first four games, LSU began the year with a 40-27 win over No. 3 Oregon in Dallas. This triumph acted as a catalyst for subsequent road victories against No. 16 West Virginia (47-21) and Tennessee (38-7), as well as dominant home wins against No. 17 Florida (41-11) and No. 19 Auburn (45-10).
LSU finished his career with two national awards, winning the Bednarik Award as the top defender in the nation and the Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the nation. In 2010, LSU jumped as high as No. 6 in the nation, coming off two late losses in October to eventual national champion Auburn by a combined margin of just 15 points. LSU opened the year with seven straight wins and led the nation in an outstanding all-around effort in a 24-21 victory over Alabama at Tiger Stadium. Later in the year, he guided the Tigers to four fourth-quarter comebacks, calling gutsy plays to beat Florida on the road 29-33. LSU culminated its 2010 season with an 11-2 record and a dominating 41-24 performance against Texas in the Cotton Bowl, finishing in the top-10 for the fourth season in a row.
LSU’s 2009 season was highlighted by a road win over Georgia, their first win in Athens since 1987. Despite losing their top three running backs to various injuries throughout the season, LSU managed to trounce Auburn 31-10 in the rugged SEC. With a first-year starter at quarterback, LSU won their first five games and climbed as high as No. 5 in the nation. They came up against tough opponents, including four ranked teams (Florida, Alabama, and Penn State), but still finished the season with a 9-4 record. The season was capped off with a sub-par performance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, where LSU defeated 14th-ranked Georgia Tech by a score of 38-3.
In 2003, LSU’s Tigers clinched their first BCS title by defeating Oklahoma 21-14. They further solidified their dominance by claiming their second National BCS title in 2007, triumphing over Ohio State 38-24 in the Championship Bowl Series. This marked the first time in the school’s history that they became champions in the era of the BCS. Following these achievements, the Tigers, led by Miles, had another exceptional season in 2007, adding to the list of successful seasons in the school’s history.
In school history, the Tigers became the initial team to triumph at minimum 10 games in three-consecutive years with a 12-2 final record in 2007. The 2007 Tigers also established a then-school record for victories over top 25 teams (7), secured the SEC Championship with a substitute quarterback, and were ranked No. 1 in the BCS Standings during the regular season for the first time in school history. LSU concluded the year ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Poll. As LSU advanced to the national title, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey became the most acclaimed defensive player in school history, seizing four national awards (Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski, and Lott).
LSU consistently excelled in shooting against their opponents, finding the target with precision week after week. The Tigers quickly discovered that they had a knack for hitting their mark, including a four-week stint as the number one team in the nation. Despite facing a total of seven top 25 teams, LSU’s journey to the SEC 2007 title was anything but easy.
LSU, with outstanding depth and the ability to overcome adversity, found a way to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win the SEC Championship game against Tennessee, including a 21-14 victory. However, injuries to standout players such as Dorsey, Flynn, and Doucet hurt LSU in the final five games of the regular season. It didn’t help that Flynn, the American-All quarterback, wasn’t healthy for a month and Doucet, the Early Star wideout, missed five games.
LSU scored a touchdown in the final three minutes of the game, followed by two additional touchdowns, leading to a remarkable comeback win over Alabama’s Crimson Tide. After that, they left Auburn with a second victory at home.
LSU emerged victorious in Tiger Stadium, defeating the reigning national titleholders with a score of 28-24. This remarkable triumph was achieved through a remarkable drive, wherein the Tigers successfully converted on two fourth-down tries, all while facing the formidable top 10-ranked Florida team, and with a little over a minute remaining in the game.
LSU remained undefeated in a game within the specified time during the 2007 regular season, falling to both Kentucky and Arkansas in triple overtime.
LSU’s victory in the SEC title game, where they defeated Tennessee 21-14, helped propel them into the national championship contest. Throughout the game, the Tigers were led by a strong performance from their head coach, Les Miles, who remained true to his word and stayed at LSU until the end. Despite facing adversity and enduring a week-long media speculation about his potential departure to Michigan, Miles guided the Tigers to overcome these challenges and ultimately lead them to the SEC Championship. This resilience and determination shown by the team mattered the most when it truly counted.
Among all SEC universities, the majority of the Tigers emerged victorious in a BCS bowl, making it the fourth instance in that decade. Additionally, this triumph marked LSU’s third national championship title. The Tigers secured their victory over the Buckeyes with a score of 38-24. However, LSU made a strong comeback and convincingly defeated the Buckeyes by taking a commanding 10-0 lead in the BCS Championship Game.
In the Sugar Bowl, the 11th-ranked Notre Dame was dismantled by the Tigers with a score of 41-14. This led the Tigers to another overall record of 11-2, marking yet another milestone in his second year with the team. Many wondered what Miles would do for an encore, considering his impressive achievements as LSU’s head coach in 2005, where he led LSU to a top-five national ranking and an 11-2 record.
LSU finished the 1958-59 seasons as the top-ranked team in the country for two consecutive years, marking the first time in their history. In the second year under the leadership of coach Miles, the Tigers ended up as the No. 3 ranked team in the nation.
The Tigers concluded their season in the Sugar Bowl for the third occasion within the decade, and LSU’s at-large invitation to a BCS bowl marked a historic first for the university.
In 2007, something that he supplemented with another season of 10-plus victories in 2006, Miles became the initial coach in LSU history to guide the Tigers to consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins.
In the first game of the season, LSU’s opponents were all ranked. The Tigers posted a 31-26 victory over No. 5 Arkansas in Little Rock, followed by a 28-24 win over No. 8 Tennessee in Knoxville. Since 1982, when Jerry Stovall became the coach of LSU, he led the team to beat two top-10 ranked teams in the same season.
In Baton Rouge, the Tigers had to withstand in his initial year what appeared rather average compared to the second year under Miles in 2006, despite the fact that the Tigers had to travel to confront four top 10-ranked teams.
In Miles’ inaugural season at LSU, he led the Tigers to their third 11-win season in school history, securing a berth in the SEC Championship Game and a top-five national ranking, despite numerous distractions during the months of September and October.
To truly understand the challenging circumstances faced by the LSU Tigers and Coach Miles in 2005, one must recognize the devastating impact of the two storms, Hurricane Katrina and the late August storms that ravaged Louisiana during the fall.
In an inverted manner, specifically in New Orleans and the southeastern region of Louisiana, the state underwent a transformation, carrying powerful gusts of wind, and Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing the originally planned season opener between Tiger Stadium and North Texas to be postponed in the days leading up to it.
The first game in Tiger Stadium against North Texas was postponed, as well as Miles’ first game in Tiger Stadium against North Texas, due to over 30 LSU players having their families and homes impacted by the hurricane and subsequent flooding caused by the storm. Football seemed to be the least of people’s concerns, as the LSU campus was being used as a recovery center for those affected by Hurricane Katrina – the sick, homeless, and displaced. Despite this, Miles was able to effectively handle the situation, with his team and coaching staff dedicating at least two hours a day to volunteering and assisting those in need, all while trying to maintain their focus on football.
In opposition to Arizona State, ranked 15th, it seemed as though the Tigers would ultimately have the opportunity to participate in a game at their own stadium, following a week of attempting to reduce the disruptions for a football team that had their apartments and dormitories occupied by displaced family members and friends as a result of the storm.
However, it was mutually decided that LSU would move their game against Arizona State to Tempe, Arizona. It was learned that the devastation in New Orleans was much greater than originally thought, so the Tigers began to prepare for the season opener against the Sun Devils at Tiger Stadium, which would serve as the largest triage field unit in the history of the United States.
The Tigers were going to take on a powerful offense in their first game of the season, facing the desert in order to address the distress caused by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.
These were certainly trying times for everyone in the state of Louisiana, as LSU football had even become a release for those consumed by the hurricane. Even more so for a football coach who had a team carrying the banner for a state in need of a diversion.
Arizona State rallied in the fourth quarter to come back and beat LSU, using a 28-point comeback. Coach Miles and the Tigers were disappointed by the result.
The LSU football team would gradually get back to normal as they faced off against Tennessee on Sept. 24 at Stadium Tiger, after having a week off. If things looked as normal for the Tigers, they would gradually get back on track with the game against Arizona State behind them.
Witnessing a heartbreaking loss in overtime, the LSU team experienced a significant emotional drain as their halftime lead of 21-0 evaporated. Instead of facing the Volunteers at Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night, the Tigers will now be forced to play Tennessee on Monday. This unexpected change in schedule is a result of the devastating impact of Hurricane Rita, which caused severe damage and left thousands of homes in Louisiana without electricity. It is another unfortunate event in a series of unthinkable occurrences.
In the midst of severe unfavorable circumstances, Miles lacked a coaching manual to consult when it came to handling the hurricanes and readying a team for competition. Compelled to guide his LSU team through a perilous series of matches, Miles was without assistance, all the while showing compassion for those who were still impacted by the calamities of nature.
The Vanderbilt Tigers established themselves as one of the nation’s elite football teams on the field. They followed their victory over Vanderbilt with a 37-7 win over the Bulldogs. The Tigers had a stretch of nine straight games in which they saw victory, starting with the contest against Mississippi State. When asked how his team responded, Coach Miles said that the Tigers were obviously dealt an unfair hand. Similarly, the Tigers and Miles were also dealt an unfair hand in the loss to Tennessee and the game against Mississippi State, which took place just five days later.
The Tigers beat four ranked teams among the top 15 in the nation, setting a school record for regular season victories. They posted victories against Alabama and Auburn in overtime, and also won over Florida. This was during a stretch of 11 consecutive weeks of play.
The Tigers earned a berth in the SEC title game and secured a conference record of 7-1 after a remarkable 10 consecutive weeks of regular season play.
During that particular season, Miles achieved the remarkable feat of being the initial coach in LSU’s history to defeat Alabama, Auburn, and Florida. Additionally, he made history as the first coach in the SEC’s history to guide his team to the championship game in his inaugural year.
Following a loss to Georgia in the league’s title game, the Tigers and coach Miles re-grouped and gave the 11-0 Tigers their first-year history school’s most successful season, winning 40-3 against Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, securing victory number 9.
Oklahoma State University.
In just four short years, Miles turned the football program at Oklahoma State into a nationally competitive one, despite competing against the dominant country’s in-state teams.
In the same season in Oklahoma and Nebraska, he became the first coach in the history of Oklahoma State to achieve victories over Nebraska and Oklahoma. During Miles’ tenure, the Cowboys were the sole team in the nation to defeat Oklahoma twice within a four-year timeframe, and he obtained a record of 28-21 in his four years at Oklahoma State, where he refined his skills as a head coach.
In January 55 years ago, the Oklahoma State Cowboys made their first-ever appearance in the Cotton Bowl, marking the beginning of the 2003 season. Additionally, this appearance in the bowl game also marked the start of a three-game post-season streak for the Cowboys, a feat that had not been accomplished since Jimmy Johnson led the team in 1983.
In 2004, he took the Cowboys to consecutive wins with a record of 7-5, and in 2003, he achieved a record of 9-4. Prior to his arrival at OSU, he had a record of 13-20 in the three years before, and as the head coach in his first year in 2002, he led the team to a 8-5 record. Before his tenure, the program at Oklahoma State had only recorded one winning season since 1988, but he built a consistent winning team.
Jim Lookabaugh, the coach for OSU in Stillwater, ended his career in 1949. Miles led Oklahoma State to a record-breaking year, achieving a career-best winning percentage of 57.1%.
Since 1997, Coach Miles has been directing the Oklahoma State team to a record of 8-5 in their first appearance in the school’s bowl. In 2002, he was awarded the Coach of the Year for the Big 12 Conference.
The Cowboys closed out the 2002 season with six wins in their last seven games, including a 38-28 victory over then-No. 3 ranked Oklahoma in the regular-season finale. They averaged 34.4 points per game and capped off the season with a 33-23 win over Miss Southern in the Bowl Houston.
Assistant Coach Experience.
In 1999, David LaFleur, a former All-America selection from LSU, had his best year under Miles, catching 35 passes for 322 yards and scoring seven touchdowns in 16 games as a starting tight end. During his three years with the Tigers in the 1990s, LaFleur combined for 1,287 receiving yards and 136 receptions. He learned the charm of the school and LSU from Dallas, where he played for three years. Prior to his tenure as the head coach at Oklahoma State, Miles was the tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys for three seasons, during which the team won one divisional title and made two playoff appearances.
In 1997, Miles guided the offense of Oklahoma State for three seasons from 1995-97, as the offensive coordinator, prior to his move to Dallas. This encompassed an 8-3 season and a qualification for the Alamo Bowl.
Miles’ college football career includes experience playing and coaching under some of the most noted coaches in the industry. He played for the legendary Bo Schembechler at Michigan and later worked with Gary Moeller on Schembechler’s staff. He also worked with Bill McCartney at Colorado and Gary Moeller at Michigan.
Michigan had a record of 18-3-2 during the two seasons it participated in the Orange Bowl and achieved final rankings in the top 10 according to the Associated Press. Miles, who was a letterman at Michigan from 1974 to 1975, has experienced success throughout his playing and professional career.
In his last two years at Colorado, the Buffs received invitations to participate in the Bluebonnet Bowl and Freedom Bowl. From 1982 to 1986, he worked as a member of McCartney’s team at Colorado. After leaving Michigan, Miles joined McCartney’s team where he served from 1982 to 1986. In 1980 and 1981, Michigan achieved a total of 19 victories and only suffered five losses. Additionally, they secured the Big 10 championship in 1980 and participated in the Rose and Bluebonnet Bowls, respectively. In 1980, he began his first of two coaching positions at Michigan under Schembechler.
In 1987, he returned to Michigan, where he would spend the next eight years as part of one of the most successful eras in the history of Michigan football. During this time, Michigan won 71 games, made four trips to the Rose Bowl, including lower-ranked finishes in the final Associated Press national rankings.
In his last season as Michigan’s head coach, Coach Bo Schembechler led the 1989 Michigan team to a 10-2 record, clinching the Big 10 championship and earning a No. 7 ranking in the nation.
When Moeller took over the Michigan program prior to the 1990 season, Miles remained on the staff. The team finished with a 9-3 record, winning the Big Ten title and the Gator Bowl. Following the 1990 season, Michigan finished with a national ranking of No. 6 and a 2-10 record. Some of the best players coached by Miles were offensive linemen from the University of Michigan, including 12 draftees and a total of 10 All-Americans, eight of whom were first-team All-Americans. They wore the Michigan uniform.
He has become a viral star on the internet twice as part of the NFL Draft coverage. He has a tendency to deliver memorable lines during his press conferences and has been involved in commercials for ESPN’s College GameDay. Miles has been running an elite football program and at the same time, he has the ability to have fun and his personality tends to set him apart from many of his peers. Another thing is that he has been involved in commercials for ESPN’s College GameDay twice.
On the web, Miles recorded the video called “It Must Have Been The Shoes” during the summer of 2011, as a result of the exchange of “presents” between Miles and ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt, along with Miles’ ongoing conversation with Scott Van Pelt. This video has garnered more than 150,000 views. Furthermore, in LSU’s rendition of “The Harlem Shake” in the spring of 2013, Miles played the main part, which has almost 2 million views on YouTube.
Within the game, he is regarded as one of the most memorable coaches, and with a staggering amount of 200,000 followers, he holds the title of the most popular college football coach on Twitter.
A person with a philanthropic nature.
Louisiana’s Les Miles is a highly active member of the Baton Rouge community, participating in various events such as the Waiter Celebrity Center Advocacy for Children’s Cancer and the Special Olympics fundraiser. In the summer of 2013, he even rappelled down a 24-story building in downtown Baton Rouge to bring awareness and support to adoption. Miles, along with his wife Kathy, consistently shows up at the hospital to visit sick LSU fans and makes numerous unannounced calls. One of the most impressive qualities of Miles is his dedication to helping others and giving back to causes that benefit the community.
Vincent Naimoli, the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Lou Holtz, the former coach of Notre Dame, joined the tour that serves as a morale booster for troops serving abroad. Miles spent a week in June 2006 visiting American troops serving in Iraq and Kuwait, where he participated as the head coach of the Tiger Tour, a part of the USO tour.
The Black Hawk helicopter flew over the city of Baghdad, even visiting the place where he met with hundreds of American troops in Iraq. He also took a week-long trip to several U.S. Bases in Kuwait, covering miles.
The Man with a Family.
In Louisiana, Miles is likely to be found in the stands supporting his wife and children at their athletic events when he is not supervising his LSU football family. “Smacker,” his eldest daughter Kathryn, is a swimmer at the University of Texas. Manny, his eldest son, led University High School to a state football championship in 2014 and is a second-string quarterback at the University of North Carolina. Ben, his youngest son, is a member of the starting lineup on the football team at Catholic High School where he played a crucial role in leading the Cubs to a state championship in 2015, while Macy, his youngest daughter, is an outstanding youth softball pitcher on one of the top teams in Louisiana.
Kathy, Miles’ wife, initially served as an assistant coach for the first couple that met in Michigan. She later played as a point guard at Michigan Central.
The Les Miles Document.
BIRTHDATE: Nov. 10, 1953 HOMETOWN: Elyria, Ohio WIFE: Kathy CHILDREN: Kathryn “Smacker,” Leslie Matthew “Manny,” Ben and Macy Grace COLLEGE: Michigan, ’76.
EDUCATION: Completed studies at the University of Michigan in 1976, earning a bachelor’s degree in economics.
In the years 1974 and 1975, during my second year as a letterman in Michigan, I gained valuable experience playing football. Additionally, I had the opportunity to be part of the 1976 Orange Bowl and was a member of two Big 10 Championship Teams. During my time at Elyria High School in Ohio, I was honored with all-state recognition in football and also received letters in baseball and wrestling.
LSU’s head coach, who took over in 2005, has led the Tigers to two consecutive SEC titles and one national title. In his 12th season with LSU in 2016, he enters with a record of 11 bowl game victories. Before coaching at LSU, he spent four years as the head coach at Oklahoma State, leading the Cowboys to three bowl games and a 28-21 record. Prior to that, he served as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 1995 to 1997 and coached the offensive line at Colorado from 1982 to 1986. He also coached teams in 10 bowl games and led six Big Ten championship teams.
Les Miles Year-after-Year.
In the 8-6 and 142-55 seasons, there were 16 games played, with a record of 1-2 and 28-21 respectively. The team, OSU, had a record of 7-4 and 114-34 in the 12 seasons. The head coach served for 9-3 LSU in 2016, which resulted in them becoming the Champions Bowl Texas Texas with a record of 8-5. In the 2015 City Music season, LSU had a 10-win streak and became the 4th-straight Champions Bowl Outback with a record of 10-3. In the 2014 season, LSU had a 10-win streak, and in 2013, they became the Chick-fil-A Champions with a record of 10-3. In the 2012 season, LSU became the SEC Champions with a record of 13-1 and won the BCS Championship. In the 2011 season, LSU became the