HOOVER, Ala. -- Les Miles, it will not surprise you to hear, opened his session onstage at SEC Media Days by talking about fast-pitch softball and other pleasures of softball. Moving on!
• On his now-famous "You're like a son. A Tiger son." ad: "The lines were narrow so that I could perform them effectively." Miles praised Mike the Tiger for "working the camera."
• On Tyrann Mathieu's highly emotive social media tendencies: "I do recognize that there's some verbal squabble, if you will, at times." Miles isn't about to ban his players from Twitter, however: "I will tell you that no game is won on the Twitter page. It's a fine, pleasant pastime, like Media Days."