Matt Deville, editor of this fine publication and co-host of the Tuesday night Tiger Rag radio show, called and asked me to be a guest.
So there I was, taking the call while watching a girls high school basketball game between visiting University High and
And as the phone rang, I said to the woman I was sitting next to and visiting with, "Radio interview. And you'll never guess in a million years what we're gonna talk about!"
And Kathy Miles laughed and shook her head as I left the gym.
Every time someone links Les Miles and
Isn't this where I insert "Hail to the Victors?"
If Les Miles is the nice, honorable man he appears to be, he's staying at LSU.
No one at LSU is suggesting that he's going to
Only people covering, rooting for and/or associated with
I was in LSU athletic director Skip Bertman's office last Monday afternoon. We were just visiting and not talking about Miles or football.
His cell phone rang. It was a reporter from the Detroit News named Angelique Chengelis. Bertman was on the phone with her for more than 15 minutes, constantly repeating himself about Miles being happy at LSU, about his family being happy in
Her subsequent story was innocuous enough, but hardly laid the issue to rest.
About 20 minutes later a reporter from the Detroit Free Press named Mark Snyder called Bertman's cell. Basically the same conversation as before, only it was shorter.
But Snyder had the information that Miles and
And it all rolled downhill on Tuesday, getting bigger and bigger, like a snowball. Which they have in
By the way, it was 83 degrees in
ESPN jumped on it and it got bigger still and really big and then, finally Tuesday afternoon, LSU got Miles to issue yet another statement about staying.
Bertman was very complimentary of
Perhaps by the time you read this
In the meantime, at least for today, it appears that Miles doesn't have to release any more statements.
And when he gets a break, maybe he can watch some hoops.
By the way, SJA beat U-High, which lost its best player to injury in the second quarter, rather handily Tuesday.
"Smacker" Miles, only a seventh-grader who is quite an athlete – she claimed three state high school swim titles last month -- played some tough defense and crashed the boards with authority.
And in case you doubt that LSU football is everywhere around here these days, U-High's leading scorer (20 points) was Samantha Studrawa, whose dad Greg is LSU's offensive line coach.
You can bet the U-High sports program hopes