LSU has a lot to be thankful for in this Thanksgiving Week.
LSU coach Les Miles was in a jovial mood during his weekly lunch press conference, being whimsical about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday while looking ahead to team's "Senior Day" game against Arkansas.
No. 15 LSU (8-3, 4-3) plays host to Arkansas (3-8, 0-7) on Friday.
The Tigers defeated then No. 9-ranked Texas A&M 34-10 in Tiger Stadium on Saturday.
"It was one of the more complete games we've played," Miles said.
Miles said it seemed like time flew by for LSU to get to this point in the season.
"We have a lot to be thankful for, our families, relationships built over time," he said. "I think we all need to take stock of things."
Miles is especially thankful for the 15 fifth-year and fourth-year seniors on his team. The fifth-year seniors were apart of teams that won 51 games, a Southeastern Conference title and had a 13-0 regular season. The fourth-year seniors won 42 games, a SEC title and had a 13-0 regular season.
"This is the last time they will play in Tiger Stadium, and it will be emotional for a number of guys," Miles said.
Still, at the same time, Miles refuses to have himself and his players overlook an Arkansas team that enters Friday's game with an eight-game losing streak.
"They are very capable, and we have to play well," he said.
The game will be the first time Miles has faced a team coached by Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.
"The first time you see a coahc there is excitement," Miles said. "That Arkansas team has talent."
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