Jan 8, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles (right) poses for pictures with the Coaches Trophy and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban (left) during a press conference at Marriott Convention Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Did Les Miles say Nick Saban is College Football's Best Coach?

At Monday’s ‘Lunch with Les’ press conference a question was posed to LSU head coach Les Miles about his coaching adversary he will face off against Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Nick Saban and if the Crimson Tide head coach is the most successful coach in college football.

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Here is the complete question from the press conference:

What are your thoughts on your opponent’s coach, Nick Saban?  What makes him so successful?  In your opinion, do you think given the numbers in his success, do you think that he’s currently the most successful coach in college football?

“Yeah, I’m certain that there’s an argument to be made for Coach Saban and the things that he’s done certainly in the national title games.  I think he does a wonderful job recruiting and he puts together offense, defense and special team in a very efficient manner.”

Miles answered it with some political correctness as you would expect (hope) from a rival, but he also gave credit where credit is due. I mean, Saban does have a number of rings on his fingers, including one vs. Miles and LSU that some still haven’t recovered from.

However, Miles has had more success vs. Saban than any other coach in college football having won three out of seven games vs. Saban since the two have been at their current jobs and have the same amount of SEC titles in that span.

As Miles mentioned, the difference is the national title games, so what do you think? Is Nick Saban the best coach in college football, where does Miles rank and where does Saban rank all-time? Sound off in the comment section below with your opinion.

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