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LSU head coach Les Miles met with the media for the final time Wednesday night, before his team celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday and plays football on Friday.
The Tigers face Arkansas (3-8, 0-7 SEC) in the midst of a school record eight-game losing skid.
While Razorbacks first-year coach Brett Bielema has had a rough go of it in his first SEC season since leaving Wisconsin of the Big 10, he said he's looking forward to what he calls a trophy game.
After dominating Texas A&M Saturday 34-10, LSU head coach Les Miles talked about the victory, Arkansas, Senior Day, Tiger Stadium and much more.
Here's the head coach's transcript from Monday's press conference:
COACH MILES: Happy Thanksgiving. Did it come quickly? I don't know what happened. I don't know how it happened. I mean, really, it just seemed like months flew by and suddenly ‑‑ maybe it didn't where you're at but where I'm at, it just (snapping fingers) happened so fast.
LSU football Coach Les Miles interviewed with ESPN's Kaylee Hartung, driving her around in his vehicle, but it was his driving skills that raised some questions.
Hartung is seen advising Miles to put on his seatbelt, "You better buckle up. Do you have your seatbelt on?" Hartung soon after asks Coach Miles, "Did you just run a red light?"
Miles replies, "I did not. I did not. Running would have to be, like, speeding."
Coach Miles professes he was simply ‘anticipating' the light changing, and that Hartung missed it.
The two had a good laugh about it, despite Miles showing no remorse.
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It's no surprise that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college football according to a new report by USA Today.
Saban has a total yearly salary of $5,545,852.
Right behind Saban is Texas head coach Mack Brown. The embattled Longhorns coach has a total package of $5,453,750.
Number three might just surprise you. You would think it's a safe bet that it might be Les Miles, Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops, right? Nope, it's Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. His total salary? $5,158,863 a year.
LSU head coach Les Miles is the seventh highest paid college coach in the country with a total pay of $4,459,363.
Ahead of Miles is Saban, Brown, Bielema, Butch Jones, Stoops and Meyer.
Click here to read the complete USA Today report and see how ULM head coach Todd Berry's contract compares to that of Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
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Source: LSU Athletic Department
COACH MILES: Afternoon, all. The football weather kind of perfect. It's the way it's supposed to be in November, a little cool. Looking forward to the back end of the season. This weekend in an open week, I did some football work and had some fun.
I followed Macy Miles. Macy Miles had two goals in a soccer game on Saturday. Long‑legged, runs well. Seems to defend. Can't use her left foot as well as she'd like, but very enjoyable.
The LSU defense has struggled this season with creating turnovers and making a crucial stop on third down.
The Tiger defense has just five interceptions through eight games this season, that's number nine in the SEC.
Coach Les Miles addressed the defensive woes Monday saying, "Defensively we have guys on rushed, on their quarterback, on blocked I should say. We have guys that are supposed to have coverage on the exact area that the ball is thrown, and again, it's a confidence and a comfort that you just ‑‑ within the scheme, and to play like we play.
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COACH MILES: Good afternoon. Just want to remind everybody that it's Columbus Day, that all those of you that know Italians and like Italians or that might venture onto a ship and travel to explore and find new lands, this is your day.
It's not St. Paddy's Day. That's a different day entirely.
Tiger Stadium was great. We enjoyed being there. It was back home in front of friends and family. We recognize that it was a little warm, and we recognize that health is a consideration for our fans and our people, and we want them to do the things that they need to do for themselves.
No. 10 LSU is on the road for the second week in a row, this time taking the short trip to Starkville, MS to face Mississippi State for another game in a hostile environment against a bunch of Bulldogs.
As usual, many LSU fans are asking the question: Are their Tigers good enough to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide? Well, there's a lot of "meat on the bone" between now and November 9 in Tuscaloosa.
A prominent member of LSU's offensive line says breakdowns in the defensive backfield are not the only critical mistakes that cost the Tigers a chance to stay unbeaten Saturday in Athens.
Offensive lineman Trai Turner says a stronger running game to go with Zach Mettenberger's career best passing effort would have kept the sacks the senior quarterback suffered to a minimum and led to even more points than the Tigers scored in the 44-41 shootout loss.