LSU coach Les Miles celebrated his 62nd birthday this week and was definitely in a chipper mood. Miles did have to answer questions about his team’s first loss to Alabama and also faced some questions about the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Here are the best quotes from Les Miles during Week 11:
Happy birthday, Les!
Miles turned 62 years old Tuesday, but he doesn’t look a day older than 30, right? Miles said he had a very nice, low-key birthday with his family. He even told the media what he ate for his special birthday breakfast.
“I had four cards from my children and got a card from my wife,” Miles said according to The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue. “I had a wonderful omelette with some bacon and ham and egg whites.”
Sounds good, Coach. But that wasn’t the only food he ate for his birthday.
Best of Les Bonus: Check out this cake
This is separate from the Miles’ quotes but is worthy of mentioning. Check out this cake that probably took Miles down memory lane.
— Jordy Culotta (@JordyCulotta) November 12, 2015
Seriously, that cake is awesome.
Miles may add a new wrinkle to the game plan
If you haven’t seen Arkansas’ ridiculous fourth-and-25 conversion from last weekend’s win over Ole Miss, check it out. Miles said he may have to add that gadget to LSU’s toolbox.
“That was a heads-up play,” Miles said according to Rodrigue. “What a great play. Just to get the first down…I thought that was, I thought that play was spectacular. So, certainly something we’ll start practicing.”
Whatever keeps opponents on their toes, coach.
Miles contributes to charity
LSU running back Leonard Fournette’s game-worn jersey was auctioned off for charity and went for $101,000 earlier this week. Miles also had a role in the auction, as he offered a signed, game-used helmet from LSU’s 45-24 win over South Carolina. Miles joked that his contribution to the final price wasn’t too sizable.
“Oh, yeah, I got the thousand and he (Fournette) got the hundred,” Miles joked.
Les wants a rematch with Bama
LSU may be 7-1, but its season is far from over. The Tigers still have plenty to play for, and Miles acknowledged that during his weekly radio show. Miles even said he would embrace a rematch against Alabama, who took down the Tigers 30-16 last weekend.
“It would be a joy,” Miles said, according to Rodrigue. “It would certainly be something we would fight like heck to have happen.”
Miles may be the only person in the country who would say he wants to face Alabama again.