Former-LSU coach Les Miles has been a fixture in college football for decades. It’s been 15 years since Miles was not a college head coach, and dozens more since he wasn’t roaming the sidelines at some level.
With the newfound free time, Miles might be looking for some options away from football to fill the void. We have a few ideas.
College GameDay host
Everyone loves ESPN College GameDay and dynamic host Lee Corso. However, Corso just turned 81 years old and could be looking to get out of the game in the near future. Is there any better person to replace the vibrant Corso than Miles?
The Mad Hatter always has something to say and would entertain crowds for years to come with his picks and commentary. We already know that he has no problem rocking some headgear. And if Corso wants to stick around for a while, I’m sure we could make some room for him at SEC Country.
Many don’t know Miles’ humble beginnings, but his father was a long-haul trucker from north Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. That region produces tough, gritty people known for outworking the competition.
The time might be right for Miles to trade in his ball cap for a trucker hat and get back to his Rust Belt roots. He would be on his CB Radio all drive long making friends with all sorts of different people as he traverses across the country. He just has to make sure and find a better mechanic than Cam Cameron, or his drives might stall at inopportune times.
Some think that landscaping is simply about manual and menial labor, but Miles knows better. He can tell you that the key is getting in touch with the earth – ideally by eating it.
Traveling around the neighborhood mowing people’s lawns would give him the opportunity to eat many different types of grass – creeping bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass and countless others that didn’t show up in my cursory Google search of lawns. Miles could also just join the grounds crew at a college football stadium with grass.
The keys to being a politician in the South are pretty simple: Get support from your constituents, raise enough money to do what you want and make your political opponents give into your demands. Is there a better Louisiana politician than the Mad Hatter?
Miles had to survive numerous attempts at coups during his time at LSU, and received support from officials as high as Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. Between ticket sales and fundraising, Miles has also become a pro at generating revenue. Governor Les Miles has a nice ring to it.
Miles focused on football, but was also a letter winning wrestler during his time at Elyria High School in Ohio. Obviously, competitive wrestling and entertainment wrestling have little to do with each other, but that wouldn’t stop him.
Miles would undoubtedly come up with one of the best wrestling personas and be a big-time talker, which is what he does best. If nothing else, Miles needs to find a way to make a special appearance on Monday Night Raw.