Les Miles and Kansas led off Big 12 media days on Monday with what many are calling an uncomfortable and awkward press conference. Benton Smith of KUSports.com referred to Miles as “more reserved” than previous press conferences might indicate. Jesse Newell said Miles “wasn’t always smooth,” “had a few awkward pauses,” and appeared to “lose his place more than once” while shifting through a few pages of prepared notes.
Still, I’ve seen guys win press conferences at KU. I’ve heard the media heap praise on Turner Gill and David Beaty for the way they handled their pressers, so I’m not going to judge Miles on the way his first few press conferences go.