Coach Miles entertains record Rotarian crowd | Community Spirit
It had all the makings of a football game. A big crowd. A band and a football star. But this wasn't a game. It was LSU Football Coach Les Miles speaking to a record 400 people at the Rotary Club luncheon today, July 27.
Miles talked about his players, his family, and the upcoming season. He was introduced by former LSU Athletic Director and Baseball Coach Skip Bertman.
"Coaches are graded weekly and publicly by thoses usually not qualified to judge them," quipped Bertman as he talked about the dififculties of being a coach. "He's a great family man and he handles all the pressure well. Please help me welcome a winner, a gentleman, and a difference maker."
Miles gave a "state of the union" type of speech as he kept the crowd entertained.
"I just want to say thank you to the community. My family is happy," he said.
He said his goals for this year are two-fold -- a 100 percet graduation rate for his players and a national championship.
With 16 seniors and 24 freshman and sophomores, he says "the future is very, very big for our program."
Something the crowd couldn't agree with more.