LSU coach Les Miles won’t be spending his spring break locked away in the film room or devising a two-deep depth chart.
Instead, he’s off to Cuba.
Following in the same footsteps as President Barack Obama, Miles departed for Cuba to tend to some research and charitable deeds, the university announced on Tuesday.
The secret is out. @LSUcoachMiles is in Cuba this week. Could he be down there auditioning to become the World's Most Interesting Man?
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) March 22, 2016
No, Miles won’t be the new face of Dos Equis — barring an unprecedented turn of events — but according to the university, he will be visiting schools. He also has plans to distribute soccer balls to the youth, as well as try to take in the Cuban culture.
Former LSU baseball player Mikie Mahtook, who is now on the Tampa Bay Rays, announced on Twitter that Miles was coming to take in the game against the Cuban national team, as will Obama.
It’s quite a way for the coach of one of the nation’s college football powerhouses to spend his week away from the football field. It does show that Miles has more on his mind than just SEC titles, as he spends his week exploring and giving back.
However, the LSU Twitter account may not have been completely wrong.
When it comes to baseball, I guess it’s hard to completely rule out Miles partaking in some sort of activity involving Dos Equis.