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The Players’ Tribune: Les Is More

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During a coaching career spanning more than three decades, Les Miles has established himself as one of the most fascinating figures in all of sports. Regarded almost as much for his press conferences antics as his on the field accomplishments, Les’ reputation precedes itself. The Les Is More Podcast will quickly become a must-listen for anybody who loves college football. Combining a first-hand insider perspective with a distinctively personal and quirky approach, this weekly offering will cover the latest storylines on the college football landscape, as well as anecdotes and intimate experiences shared by Coach Miles, his family and the various figures he’s befriended throughout the years. For those in the know, this podcast isn't merely a part of the conversation surrounding college football — it is the conversation.

During a coaching career spanning more than three decades, Les Miles has established himself as one of the most fascinating figures in all of sports. Regarded almost as much for his press conferences antics as his on the field accomplishments, Les’ reputation precedes itself. The Les Is More Podcast will quickly become a must-listen for anybody who loves college football. Combining a first-hand insider perspective with a distinctively personal and quirky approach, this weekly offering will cover the latest storylines on the college football landscape, as well as anecdotes and intimate experiences shared by Coach Miles, his family and the various figures he’s befriended throughout the years. For those in the know, this podcast isn't merely a part of the conversation surrounding college football — it is the conversation.
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During a coaching career spanning more than three decades, Les Miles has established himself as one of the most fascinating figures in all of sports. Regarded almost as much for his press conferences antics as his on the field accomplishments, Les’ reputation precedes itself. The Les Is More Podcast will quickly become a must-listen for anybody who loves college football. Combining a first-hand insider perspective with a distinctively personal and quirky approach, this weekly offering will cover the latest storylines on the college football landscape, as well as anecdotes and intimate experiences shared by Coach Miles, his family and the various figures he’s befriended throughout the years. For those in the know, this podcast isn't merely a part of the conversation surrounding college football — it is the conversation.

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Episodes

Season Finale: "We will win during the first year"

11/26/2018
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The final week of the regular season begins as Les, John and Smacker celebrate new beginnings, sitting down to discuss Les' future as University of Kansas head coach. The trio indulge in the spirit of the holiday sharing the things they are grateful for while Les shares his plans for the future of Kansas football and takes time out to answer fan questions. Later, Les & Smacker share their thoughts on the past week spent in Lawrence as well as the heartwarming reception they received from...

Duration:00:24:21

"The Most Dangerous Man In College Football"

11/14/2018
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Les Is More is back, with Les, Smacker and John here to prepare you for the final few weeks of the regular season. They begin by explaining why this year’s Heisman Trophy is almost certainly Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s to lose. The three then give their opinions on what the Crimson Tide must do in order to be considered Bama’s greatest team ever. They move on to a recap of LSU’s takedown or Arkansas, Notre Dame’s domination of Florida State, and Oklahoma’s last-second defeat of...

Duration:00:33:55

Bonus Episode: Herm Edwards chats with Les

11/9/2018
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What could be better than two legendary coaches talking shop about all things college football? This week Les Is More brings you a bonus episode featuring Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards. Known for much more than just his “you play to win the game” rant, Edwards, a coach who has succeeded at every level of the game, drops some serious football knowledge. He and Les touch on topics ranging from how coaching in the NFL compares to college to why bowl games shouldn’t be devalued because...

Duration:00:21:44

A Tough Day in Death Valley

11/7/2018
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Well it was quite a disappointing Saturday for LSU fans in Baton Rouge and all around the country, and Les Is More is here to catch you up on everything that happened over the weekend. Smacker, John and Les try to make sense of LSU’s flop against Bama and then pause to ponder whether there’s anyone who will get in Alabama’s way. The crew takes a look at the top four and discusses which teams are most likely to make the playoff. Then it’s recap time: John, who was on hand to see Michigan...

Duration:00:31:31

Previewing the Alabama - LSU Matchup

10/30/2018
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This week’s edition of Les Is More is a fired-up episode devoted to everything happening in college football. First up: It’s Alabama week in Baton Rouge, and Les, John and Smacker argue passionately about the biggest matchup of the week. The three focus on the key position groups for both teams, as well as on what LSU will have to do to stop the Crimson Tide. They then shift their focus back to the chaos of last Saturday, when 11 teams in the Top 25 went down. They review Mississippi...

Duration:00:45:37

The Mike Leach Effect

10/23/2018
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Les Is More returns with a jam-packed show that has everything you need to know about the 2018 college football season. Les, Smacker and John begin with a discussion of how Ohio State’s upset loss to Purdue affects the outlook for the rest of the Big Ten. After that, John recounts what happened in East Lansing, when the rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State became about much more than just the game itself. In response, Les gives his opinion on how a coach should handle things when...

Duration:00:51:05

And just like that, LSU is back in the conversation

10/17/2018
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It was a week of upsets in college football. Four teams in the Top 10 went down in defeat, which led to major changes in the Top 25. Les Is More is back to review all the big upsets, as well as to discuss the greatest disappointments from around the country after seven weeks of football action. To begin, Coach takes a closer look at the benches-clearing brawl between Florida and Vanderbilt, and explains how Coach Bo Schembechler would probably have handled such a scenario. Les and John...

Duration:00:41:05

Jim Brown, Joe Namath and Brady Quinn?

10/10/2018
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There was another shake-up in the Top 25 last week, and Les Is More is here to make sense of it all. To begin, Smacker relishes Texas’s wild win over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown. Les then analyzes LSU’s loss to Florida, and talks about paying off his bet on the game with former Gators coach Steve Spurrier. Les, Smacker and John discuss the implications of Auburn losing to Mississippi State, before reviewing the touchdown that John’s son, Jared Wangler, scored for Michigan in the...

Duration:00:42:10

Special Teams Samurai

10/2/2018
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Les Is More is back for Week 5 as conference play heats up and the college football season continues to take shape. Les and John look back on Michigan’s furious rally to beat Northwestern, Notre Dame’s dismantling of Stanford and LSU’s victory over Ole Miss — and where the Tigers now stand among the top teams in the country. They also talk in-depth about Penn State’s decision to run the ball instead of throwing it on fourth-and-five in their devastating loss to Ohio State. Former Michigan...

Duration:00:49:12

This country will not do without football

9/25/2018
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Last weekend was full of upsets and close games, making this a great week to listen to Les Is More. Join Les and John as they analyze a shaky Top 25, discussing Old Dominion’s shocking upset of Virginia Tech, Oklahoma’s scare against Army and Kentucky’s upset of Mississippi State — a victory that kept the Wildcats undefeated. Les’s son, Ben, substitutes for Smacker this week, and the Texas A&M fullback recounts his experiences from games this season against both Clemson and Alabama. Les...

Duration:00:41:57

They should have hired Les Miles

9/18/2018
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It was a wild Week 3 in college football — Saturday was full of tight games and big upsets, and Les Is More is back to talk about them all. Join Les, Smacker and John as they rehash Coach’s formidable powers of prognostication. He went 4 for 4 for the weekend, correctly predicting big wins by LSU and Texas. The gang also tries to explain why favored Wisconsin lost at home to BYU. Next on the docket is the Jalen Hurts situation at Alabama, and whether Les would play the junior quarterback...

Duration:00:35:41

The best A&M team I've seen since Johnny Manziel

9/10/2018
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This week finds Les, Smacker and John in great sprits as the first week of the NFL season kicks off. The group discusses players they are looking forward to watching and Les shares his thoughts on being chosen to enter into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The conversation heats up as the topic of wether or not the NCAA should pay college players is debated. This week's game recaps include Clemson at Texas A&M, Georgia at South Carolina, Penn State at Penn, Nebraska at Colorado and more.

Duration:00:32:08

The Most Interesting Man in Baton Rouge

9/3/2018
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College Football is back and so is your opportunity to join Les, Smacker and John for Season 2 of Les is More. This week the trio recaps the most exciting games from opening weekend including Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. Louisville, Texas vs. Maryland and Penn State vs. Appalachian State. The group also shares their predictions for week 2 while Les keeps it interesante as he recounts stories from his latest summer pursuits as a actor.

Duration:00:28:26

BONUS: How could we forget LSU?

9/2/2018
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It's Sunday and we just finished recording our first episode -- BEFORE the LSU Tigers face off against the Miami Hurricanes to cap off the first week of this college football season. As as you might have guessed, there is NO way that we are going to let this week go by without sharing a few thoughts on that game. Episode one is coming soon but in the meantime, Smacker and Les get right to the point. Enjoy!

Duration:00:05:04

Les Is More Season 2 Coming Soon!

8/31/2018
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College Football has returned bringing with it a new season of Les is More! Les, Smacker and John are back this season to recap the biggest games, share stories and engage fans in a style all their own.

Duration:00:01:08

The Miles Family New Years Playoff Preview Special

12/31/2017
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The wait for the College Football Playoff is finally over, and the folks at Les Is More have produced a special edition of the show just in time for the Jan. 1 semifinals! Coach is once again joined by his daughter, Smacker, and close friend and former Michigan quarterback, John Wangler. But this time, the three regulars welcome the rest of the Miles family to the podcast for a holiday party! With holiday cheer out of the way, Les, Smacker and John get down to business and take a look at...

Duration:00:31:39

"I think Bowl Season is a wonderful time to be a college football player."

12/22/2017
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Bowl Season is upon us, and Les Is More is back to tell you everything you need to know! Coach is once again joined by his daughter, Smacker, and close friend and former Michigan quarterback, John Wangler. Les begins the show by confessing his love for the Camping World Bowl (7:02) before previewing the game’s explosive matchup between Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech (7:43). Up next, Coach announces his lock of the week, which comes from the Michigan State–Washington State Holiday Bowl on...

Duration:00:47:44

"Championships are earned, they are not given."

11/30/2017
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Les Is More is back and ready for one of the most exciting CFB championship weekends in a long time. Coach is again joined by his daughter, Smacker, and close friend and former Michigan quarterback, John Wangler. Les answers a flurry of fan questions, including the Internet classic about whether it’s better to to fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck (11:09). He and his cohosts then look back at Auburn’s impressive victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and how the defeat...

Duration:00:49:33

"I'm thankful for fourth down."

11/23/2017
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It’s Thanksgiving week for the Les Is More podcast. This week Coach Miles is once again joined by his daughter, Smacker, and close friend and former Michigan quarterback, John Wangler. The crew touches on a number of things, including what they are most thankful for in regards to football (1:37). Nobody on the show is happy with the Heisman voting process. But not to worry. Coach Miles has a solution! (26:20). Of course, Baker Mayfield is again a topic of discussion, and this time the crew...

Duration:00:46:57

"In order to win this game you must increase your level of play."

11/16/2017
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Les Is More is back with more insight into the 2017 college football season! This week, Coach Miles is once again joined by close friend and former Michigan quarterback, John Wangler, as well as his oldest son, Manny Miles, a backup quarterback at North Carolina. The trio take a look at Auburn’s upset victory last Saturday over No. 1–ranked Georgia (2:00), as well as Miami’s dismantling of Notre Dame (18:00). In the pod’s weekly Baker Mayfield conversation, Manny, a current D-I QB, offers...

Duration:00:58:28