The obsession of Les Miles

For 14 days, the LSU coach thinks of nothing but beating Bama

Updated: November 15, 2012, 6:12 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

THERE'S A STRANGE HUM in Les Miles' living room, like a storm muffled by a window, a mix of a buzz and a howl. Sitting on his couch, he looks around, over at the fridge, up at the air conditioner. He raises his hands in the air.

"What's that noise?" he finally asks.

The answer hits me first and I blurt it out, "It's Tuscaloosa." The drone is coming from the big flat screen television, where Alabama is dismantling previously undefeated Mississippi State, a ...

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