27 episodes

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.

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

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

    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 the the Kansas community. Lastly, the trio bid goodbye to their faithful fans... for now.

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    • 24 min
    "The Most Dangerous Man In College Football"

    "The Most Dangerous Man In College Football"

    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 Oklahoma State in Bedlam. Les and the crew then look forward to the College Football Playoff, debating which team is the most likely to be knocked out of the top four, and Les trying his best to convince Smacker and John that the Fighting Irish won’t make the playoff. After that, they move on to making predictions for next week. They first debate whether UCF can continue the nation’s longest winning streak when it takes on Cincinnati, and then move on to analyzing Syracuse’s visit to South Bend, before finishing by explaining why West Virginia will have no problem with Oklahoma state. Finally, they look at the matchup between Iowa State and Texas — touching on the behind-the-scenes issues plaguing coach Tom Herman’s first season in Austin — and discuss why a Cyclones upset this weekend would be far from shocking. As the season winds down, Les Is More continues to heat up!   







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    • 33 min
    Bonus Episode: Herm Edwards chats with Les

    Bonus Episode: Herm Edwards chats with Les

    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 of the playoff system to how Edwards has been able to get Arizona State on track in just his first year at the helm. Herm also speaks about the developmental system he installed for the younger players on his team and why he chose to run practices in the morning rather than the afternoon. Les also brings up Herm’s successful NFL career as a player and the two share a laugh about Herm’s role in the creation of the “Victory Formation.” A conversation between two old friends, who also happen to be hall of fame football experts, is the perfect midweek listen to bridge the gap to gameday.







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    • 21 min
    A Tough Day in Death Valley

    A Tough Day in Death Valley

    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 stuff Penn State at home, considers where Michigan might end up if the Wolverines win out. Then the crew examines Georgia’s handling of Kentucky, as well as West Virginia’s last-second win at Texas. Before looking to next week, Les and John debate Notre Dame’s status and why the Irish have looked so impressive. The predictions segment tackles how LSU can bounce back against Arkansas, what Michigan State needs to do to upset Ohio State, and just how much Alabama will beat Mississippi State by. And someone predicts an upset when Clemson travels to Boston College. As the playoff picture continues to take shape and each game means more than the last, Les Is More is here for the entire ride!







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    • 31 min
    Previewing the Alabama - LSU Matchup

    Previewing the Alabama - LSU Matchup

    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 State’s defeat of Texas A&M, Texas’s blunder against Oklahoma State, and Georgia’s cruise-control victory over rival Florida. Predictions are up next, with Les and John looking forward to the important matchup in Ann Arbor between Penn State and Michigan, and the implications that the game has for the Big Ten. Jumping back to the SEC, they also analyze Georgia’s visit to Kentucky. Finally, John and Les vehemently disagree about the upcoming game between Notre Dame and Northwestern. Passion, energy and college football have always gone together, and this week’s episode has a little bit of everything!







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    • 45 min
    The Mike Leach Effect

    The Mike Leach Effect

    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 his players get out of hand. The trio also talks about LSU’s impressive victory in the rain over Mississippi State, Clemson’s clear path to the College Football Playoff after the Tigers’ demolition of NC State, and how Coach nailed his prediction that Washington State would beat Oregon. Speaking of the Cougars, Les brings the entertaining Mike Leach on the program to talk about how he’s changed the culture in Pullman. The two coaches then go in-depth on their philosophies for different aspects of the college game. Later, Les and the crew preview the action ahead in Week 9, when Clemson visits struggling Florida State, Mississippi State hosts Texas A&M and Iowa looks to topple Penn State. Les, Smacker and John also peek ahead to the game of the week in the SEC — the annual showdown in Jacksonville between Florida and Georgia.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
309 Ratings

309 Ratings

1cajuncook ,

Great podcast

Typical Les. He tells it like it is. A bit quirky but what else do you expect? Smacker keeps him in line.

1Stormly ,

LSU forever

Coach Miles is def still loved here. I hate he’s gone. Miss him in Death Valley.

tlbcrna ,

Les is More

So good to hear your podcast! We miss you Les!

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