Mark Richt has shown a lot of respect for LSU coach Les Miles this week.
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LSU head coach Les Miles walks off the field after warm-ups before an NCAA college football game against Kent State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Miles is a successful coach who runs a powerful program with the Tigers. A lot of the coaches‚Äô good qualities overlap. One that doesn‚Äôt, however, is their recruiting wheel-houses.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs unique to me ‚Äî and I‚Äôve not coached there, so I don‚Äôt know ‚Äî but it if there‚Äôs a really good player in the state of Louisiana, it seems like it‚Äôs just a done deal that the guy is going to LSU,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúWe have a situation where we have so many guys. There‚Äôs just not enough room, and there‚Äôs fierce competition for it.‚Äù
Richt and Miles both take pride in making the most out of their signees, though.¬†
‚ÄúHe recruits well, he motivates well, and it seems like he‚Äôs a guy that the players really respond to well,‚Äù Richt said.¬†
A major indication of a good head coach is keeping a job, obviously. Both Richt and Miles have been successful at that, and it has a big impact on each of their programs.¬†
‚ÄúI think just to be a head coach for 13 years and to be able to last as long as he has at his school and me at my school in this league, you‚Äôve certainly had enough success to keep it going,‚Äù Richt said.¬†