On October 13, 2012, the red hot South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to Baton Rouge to take on the wounded LSU Tigers. This post has absolutely nothing to do with who will pick up the win in this crucial Southeastern Conference Saturday night showdown. Rather, we would like to pay tribute to each team’s head coach. More specifically, both Les Miles and Steve Spurrier each have their own unique gift of gab when they are in front of a microphone.
The Quotable Les Miles features musings from the head man at LSU himself. Allow me to take this opportunity to share some of our favorites, documented straight from the mouth of the “Mad Hatter.” Les Miles on Louisiana women and football: “This is the greatest football state in America. It’s a place where women understand what it means and how to play it.”
The head coach at LSU also offered his opinion on the state of Louisiana producing talented football players, “Louisiana has a heritage of great players that play their high school football within the boundaries of Louisiana.” Finally, Mr. Miles shares his thoughts on giving truthful interviews as he observed, “The only thing I can tell you is that I am relatively honest, and somewhat deceptive.”
When it comes to the Ole’ Ball Coach, we tend to have a love-hate relationship with Mr. Spurrier. Even though he can get a little whiny sometimes, it is hard not to appreciate his visor throwing ways. While at Florida in the mid 90′s, Steve Spurrier was asked what he thought about the Gators chances’ of beating Georgia. His response, “Is Ray Goof still the head coach there?” This was in reference to former Georgia Bulldog head coach Ray Goff.
Steve Spurrier has made a habit of mocking his opposition. When Spurrier decided to try his hand in the NFL, he was asked if he thought coaching in the pros would be more difficult than coaching college football. He replied, “I think so, there are no Vanderbilts in the NFL.”
I for one hope that there are multiple sideline interviews with these head coaches on Saturday night. When coach Spurrier used the phrase “pooped around” to describe the Gamecocks offense in the first half of last weekend’s Georgia game against South Carolina, it was the only time I laughed all night. Steve Spurrier and Les Miles should have television microphones on for the duration of tonight’s top ten battle. The material would be endless. Whose quotes do you enjoy reading more? Comments below!
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