SEC Media Day: Les Miles Discusses Social Media, Technology, Culture

LSU Tigers football coach Les Miles, aka The Mad Hatter, is always quick with the quip. One of the most entertaining and quotable coaches in all of college football, Miles provided some excellent and characteristically funny musings during his podium appearance at the SEC media day event on Thursday.

First, he discussed the rise social media (via Yahoo! Sports):

Here is what’s happening. Somebody gave me the magic. They said there’s 500 million on Instagram, whatever the hell that is. There’s three billion on Facebook. These are phenomena that are not just youthful. LeBron James, athletes, entertainers, businessmen of our day. I mean, it’s an amazing thing.

Then he talked about why he doesn’t ban Twitter, explaining his reasoning with a strange horse-and-buggy analogy:

Well, again, it’s kind of like saying, before they had cars, I’m not allowing any of my players to drive cars. Why? Well, I like the old buggy. It’s safer. The horse is a problem, but as long as you keep the horse pointed in the right direction, you’re okay.

Astute.

Miles also provided his thoughts on the evolution of technology:

I guess what I’m saying to you is, we’ve got computers now that you can carry in your pocket. If you hit the right button, you can talk to people. For us to not admit that’s America, that’s what we’re doing, now let’s do it right. It’s not easy. It really isn’t.

Never change, Les Miles.

[Source: Yahoo! Sports]

Topics: Les Miles, LSU Tigers, SEC Media Day

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