The Hat and the drudge

Judging by this, if you were at a cocktail party with Bobby Petrino and Les Miles, there’s no question around whom the crowd would congregate.  Petrino is a soul-crushing robot.  Les Miles is Les Miles.  Compare.

Obviously, you all travel a lot. Do you have a must-stop restaurant that you have to hit if you’re nearby?

Petrino: (Nothing came to mind.)

Miles: I will occasionally get excited to taste a rib joint in some distant area with a mustard sauce, just if I can get to it. Sometimes there’s a seafood joint on the ocean that’s got a great view, and if I happen to go by there, and I can get crab cakes or something like that, I’ll do that. But there’s no specific spot.

Les Miles, in search of the perfect mustard sauce.  Petrino just asks a graduate assistant to run out and grab him the special at Subway.

What’s one of your favorite songs, or name your favorite musician.

Petrino: Oh, gosh, going way back. It’s hard for me to pick one favorite. I’m not a big music guy.

Miles: I love Lil Wayne, I’ve listened to him a bunch most recently. I like Akon. I’ve really kind of got away from hip-hop, and I listen to country. I listen to Kenny Chesney pretty routinely. I enjoy a variety of music, it’s not just one guy. There for a while, I was all over Toby Keith. I kind of move with what’s going on.

If they lived in the same apartment complex, Petrino would be the guy going upstairs Saturday midnight asking Miles to turn the music down.

This is my favorite response, though.

Which SEC stadium has the most hostile environment?

Les Miles, LSU: By far and away, LSU’s. There was a piece on my desk. Somebody took a poll. It was the top 10 most intimidating venues in the world. The first one was a soccer stadium in Turkey where automatic weapons were discharged in the stands. Wembley Stadium [in London] was third. The tenth spot on that list was old Yankee Stadium. And fifth was LSU Tigers, at Death Valley, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

You know he spent some time trying to figure out a way to introduce automatic weapons fire at a game in Death Valley after reading that, right?


Filed under SEC Football, Wit And Wisdom From The Hat

38 responses to “The Hat and the drudge

  1. S.E. Dawg

    I think Miles is more of an RPG guy.


  2. haws1178

    I have to say it because im a dawg fan but columbia SC got one thing right there mustard based bbq sauce that is matrices. Quite possibly the best thing to ever come out of the SC.


    • MT

      Just because they advertise Maurices on more billboards than the number of beers Garcia has on a Friday night doesn’t mean it’s any good.

      There are several BBQ joints that make Maurices look like dog food… try out the all-you-can-eat at Palmetto Pig


    • Comin' Down The Track

      While on a business trip with three friends and coworkers, one of whom happens to be Bangladeshi, we stopped for a bite in Columbia at Maurice’s. We enjoyed our repast and got up to get back on the road. It wasn’t until we were nearly out the door that we that noticed a table covered with stacks of books for sale. As it turns out, it was Maurice’s very own autobiography/white supremacist manifesto which explained the guarded looks we got upon our arrival at the counter. We still laugh about that to this day.
      True story.


  3. In that same article there is a great bit about after Saban’s first game as Michigan State’s head coach and getting his butt kicked by Nebraska Tom Osbourne comforting him by telling him it’s ok your team isn’t as bad as you think. Don’t know why but I thought that was pretty funny.


  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    I can just see Les Miles smiling as he thinks about the stadium in Turkey.

    Haws, I think you’re referring to Maurice’s BBQ, which is good, and with a story. Maurice Bessenger got a good bit of negative publicity a few years ago about his right wing politics. He distributes booklets at his restaurants, flies a confederate flag, etc. Think Lester Maddox without the axe handle. But his business is better than ever, which just proves the old saying about no such thing as bad publicity.

    PS: This is not a political comment. First one of Fla, Texas, or Cojones who jumps in with a political comment gets 40 lashes across the eyeball with a wet noodle.


  5. TennesseeDawg

    Petrino should have said his favorite food was corndogs.


  6. Irishdawg

    Petrino really is a colorless douchebag.


  7. JaxDawg

    And yet, Miles continues to beat Florida, no matter the venue. I tend to think he and his players don’t give a shit about the location of the game or the temperature.

    He plays to win. We play not to lose.


    • gatriguy

      he’s actually 3-3 against them and get’s them at home every other year…2-1 in LA and 1-2 at the swamp….what an amazing coincidence


      • JaxDawg

        yeah, and Richt’s 2-8 for a whopping 20% winning percentage vs Miles’ 50%. And through Richt’s first 6 games vs Florida, he was running a 16% winning %. Regardless of venue, Miles’ teams play better against Florida.


    • Biggus Rickus

      His playing to win explains why Richt has a winning record against him, I guess.


  8. Macallanlover

    I love Les, even though he did classify hip-hop as music for some reason. I was a little baffled as to why a successful coach at LSU would define Tiger Stadium as a “hostile environment”. Apparently those corn dog fans are about as negative as UGA football fans.


    • WFdawg

      Miles might genuinely like hip-hop, but my guess is that what he really likes is connecting with recruits. Savvy, Les, savvy.


      • Macallanlover

        Yeah, I think he was funning about that Little Richard guy too. He is way too smart to be that dumb. (Although there is a strong case to be made that there are leftist komrades on here who are also too smart to be as dumb as they play on political/financial issues.)


        • Dog in Fla

          Maybe I should spend more on my home-based business selling modifying roulette wheels for Tea Party KIA’s


          The business plan looks bright but as long as there’s a second left on the clock, there’s always time for Obama to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and give the win to the only grown man who cries more than Irvin: Agent Orange who knows just how important at shot at the American Dream is for all the little kids


  9. Skeptic Dawg

    It is sad that Sanford Stadium has never scared an opponent! GATA


  10. Go Dawgs!

    Petrino may be robotic, but Chizik just comes off as joyless in that article. A joyless prick.


  11. Darrren Rovelll

    Miles & Richt are the most normal genuine people who happen to be football coaches in the land. Each in his own way are true to himself.

    I do not root for any other team but Georgia, but it’s hard not to like Miles.


  12. H-Town Dawg

    Full disclosure: I really did laugh out loud at the reference to the automatic weapons fire in the Turkish stadium. Classic.


    • Cojones

      Obviously no one has listened closely at Miss. St. I swear I’ve heard gunfire in the middle of cowbell hell.

      Long ago it was rumored in science circles that use of the electron microscope was prohibitive during the LSU game because the focus could not remain steady at the micron level irregardless of the engineered perturbation absorption. I do know that they have a Richter scale recording, but will not throw out a number. Remember that it was significant.


  13. Todd

    I like the hell out of Les Miles. He doesn’t give a shit. Eating grass and allthe crazy post-game interviews. I do like his fire too. I believe the players respect him and enjoy playing for a coach that will take risks. He doesn’t even have to take them to the pool or pony rides.


  14. JBJ

    Please stop posting articles that make me like Les Miles. He is a devil-may-care, grass chewing, river boat gambling, hip-hop listening, purple short wearing, bad ass.