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LSU coach Les Miles is set to take the podium on Monday at 12:30 p.m. to address the media for Alabama game week.
I am on hand and will post updates throughout the day.
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"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Maybe you can ask him if there's a chance they'd go 3-4 at any point this week? ...or any other week?
Why would they?
Alright here we go. Les is about to take to the podium.
Les Miles takes to the mic for Alabama week, and among the first things mentioned are Marcus Lattimore and Hurricane Sandy.
Miles on how the team fared in the bye week...
Miles: "We had three very quality practices and got a lot of work done. ... Really felt like we got accomplished."
Miles on how LSU player act during Alabama week: "It's obvious when you walk into the room that we are playing a different team."
Les Miles on Alabama: "They look like the No. 1 team in the country."
Miles: "That's the best defense in the country statistically and you can see it when they play."
Miles makes note of the fact that AJ McCarron hasn't thrown a pick and Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley hasn't missed a kick. Big numbers headed into this weekend.
Miles: The reason people come to LSU is to play in these games. They want to play Saturday night in Tiger Stadium against a quality opponent.
Miles: "We take into account how we've played against this team for years, including last year's national championship game."
Miles: "We have to defeat press coverage and quality zone coverage and get open."
Les Miles said LB Luke Muncie will play vs. Alabama.
Miles also said even with Muncie in the game, the linebackers will rotate through, and Miles said both he and Chavis have a lot of confidence in the group of freshmen - like Deion Jones and Lamar Louis - that will have to gets reps in this big of a game.
Les Miles wouldn't confirm whether or not Josh Williford has been cleared from his concussion, but he did say Williford is likely to be available this weekend.
Miles wouldn't comment on whether or not Williford's return would mean Trai Turner, the current starter at RG, would move back to the bench.
Miles talks to the local media
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Miles: "The environment that can be created in Tiger Stadium will certainly help the home team."
Miles says if he were Alabama he would use the same game plan used in the national title game.
Miles on the team's mentality when they reflect back on January 9... Miles: "I think guys are looking forward to playing better than that."
Miles on Alabama native and injured freshman LB Kwon Alexander: "Kwon would have loved to play in this game."
Miles on the bye week and game planning: "I dont know that the bye week has helped us any differently than a normal week. I don't know that the extra week is worth it."
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Miles: "I think our (offensive) line's coming. I think our line's improving. It's interesting because we're young, so the improvement will be rapid."
Miles also said he's been more hands-on with the offensive line the past two games (since Florida). He said he's been playing grad assistant with Studrawa up in the booth.
Miles won't comment on whether or not a healthy Josh Williford would bump Trai Turner from the lineup. Turner's been solid in his absence.
That's it for Lunch with Les today.
I'm headed over to player interviews now, so more to come then. We should be getting some players before practice, but the majority after Monday's practice.
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