Les Miles became the head football coach at LSU in 2005. Ever since then, the team has been wildly successful, as Miles has compiled a 95-24 record with the Tigers, including a 6-3 record in bowl games and a national championship in 2007. Long story short, the city of Baton Rouge has been good to Miles.
In an attempt to show his appreciation to the city where Miles has established himself as one of the best college football coaches in the country, Miles penned a “love letter” to the Baton Rouge on Huffington Post.
You have also allowed me the opportunity to coach in what is the finest college football town in America. There’s nothing like a Saturday in the fall on the LSU campus, especially when it’s a night game in Tiger Stadium. With the sun setting in the Western Sky and “Calling Baton Rouge” playing during pre-game to get the crowd into a frenzy, there’s no better place than Tiger Stadium.
So, thank you Baton Rouge, for being such a unique and wonderful place. It’s truly an honor to call you home.
There are a few other really nice things that Miles thanks the city for, like the connections his family have made with members of the community. The entire letter is beautiful, and it’s one of the best things you’ll read today.