BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU's all-time leading rusher Kevin Faulk played for head coach Gerry Dinardo, not Les Miles. But that hasn't stopped the former running back from singing Miles' praises. Faulk has nothing but positive things to say about Miles, starting with his personality.
"Les is just, Les is just a people person," Faulk laughs, smiling ear to ear, "He's that type of guy - Hey how you doing today buddy?!" - shake your hand, even if he doesn't know you. And that's what southerners like. They like that warmth."
Miles' has long had the reputation as a coach players will run through a wall for. And Faulk echoes those sentiments.
"That's because he shows he cares about them," Faulk says seriously, "He shows them it's not just about football. And that's what you have to do with them. They want to see, how much you care about them."