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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:37 am

Friday afternoon will provide a matchup of the Southeastern Conference’s two most quotable, quirky coaches – LSU’s Les Miles and Arkansas’ John L. Smith. Here’s a snapshot of both men and their most memorable remarks to the media and fans.


Sept. 9 after LSU’s 41-3 win against Washington: “Our quarterback played very well; he was very kind of on the money.”

Feb. 1 regarding former LSU commitment Gunner Kiel: “He did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program, so you know.”

Nov. 17 praising his seniors after a Senior Day win against Ole Miss: “Spectacular group of men. You go find them, throw your arms around them, and you give them a big kiss on the mouth – if you’re a girl.”

Aug. 5, 2010, discussing Jarrett Lee’s weight loss: “Like, for instance, he was 226. He’s now like 206. He’s lost at least 10 pounds.”

Oct. 21, 2011, regarding LSU’s Pro Combat uniforms: “I can tell you that our uniform will

represent LSU and look very much like a

uniform an LSU football team will wear.”


His rallying cry to his players in preseason workouts:

“Get your piss hot!”

July 18 regarding whether he had been contacted before former coach Bobby Petrino was dismissed: “Could we move on to the next question, at least one with intelligence? No, you didn’t get that, did you?”

July 18 answering whether he’d like to be the Arkansas coach for more than one season: “Well, certainly. Do I look stupid? Don’t answer that.”

Sept. 17 Smith’s opening remarks to media members

Monday after a 52-0 loss to Alabama that Saturday: “You guys act like it’s … pick it up a little bit!” Get your chin up. Smile. Smile! OK? If not I’m not talking.”

Sept. 24 to the Little Rock Touchdown Club: “I’m asking you fans, don’t give up on us. It’s a state of Alabama program, it’s not an individuals program.”

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