Coaches across sports are known for having their little quirks or little sayings that may be old school and have current players shaking their heads.
LSU head coach Les Miles is certainly in that category, according to star running back Leonard Fournette. Ahead of Tuesday’s Texas Bowl against Texas Tech, Fournette was asked about what his head coach was going to say to the team for an inspirational speech.
Apparently, it doesn’t matter what he says because Fournette says the players need a translator:
“He has a way with words. Sometimes it may take you a week to figure out what he really said. When he’s explaining something to the team, everybody looks at each other like, ‘What does that mean?’ He’ll look at us like, ‘Y’all don’t get it, right?’ and we’re like, ‘No, we don’t get it.’ And he’ll just explain it in a different way.
The coaches decipher it for us. Once we’re out of practice, we’ll go back and ask them, ‘What (did coach Miles say)?’ and they’ll make it simpler for us.
Even with Fournette’s opinion being known, Miles probably still isn’t the worst coach at a Louisiana college to understand: