DESTIN, Fla. — There was no secret handshake awaiting Les Miles from the other SEC coaches who had won national football championships. It might have had the seven who hadn’t won one feel awkward, and besides, what would Tommy “13-0 but no title in 2004” Tuberville do? Chest bump?
There were congratulations, to a man, Miles pointed out. This proves coaches, no matter how competitive or catty they may be during football or recruiting season, can at least be magnanimous when they come to the beach for the SEC Spring Meeting. Could be that’s because margaritas and a quality steak are closer at hand than kickoff of the next season, but nonetheless, the other coaches told Miles he and the Tigers made them proud by winning the BCS national championship in January.