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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles looks up into the north end zone during warmups before the first half of the LSU-Auburn football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge.

Travis Spradling

We all knew former LSU coach Les Miles in the broadcast booth would make for some interesting television. 

What we didn't know was that in his first ever call, Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois, the draw of rooting for his son's team would be a bit too much at times. 

Ben Miles is a freshman fullback for the Cornhuskers. 

As Nebraska was in the midst of recovering from two interception returns for touchdowns thrown by former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, Miles used the term "we" to refer to Nebraska multiple times. He also exclaimed multiple times during key plays, causing his broadcast partners to break out in laughter and remind fans it was Miles' first ever broadcast. 

Miles coached LSU for 11 years until he was fired following a last-second loss to Auburn last year. 

“I want everyone to know, it’s his maiden voyage in the booth, his son plays at Nebraska, he’s doing the best he can," play-by-play man Tim Brando said at one point, according to a report from AwfulAnnouncing.com

The report included some of the better clips from throughout the game.  

Later, after Miles said "get in there" as a Northern Illinois punt headed toward the endzone, Brando said: “Boy, can you imagine what he’s going to be like when his son actually plays?”

Miles' call didn't go unnoticed on social media, drawing some high praise and some spot-on humor. 




Nebraska recovered from the early 14-point deficit and took the lead in the second half, but lost 21-17. 

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