Louisiana State University (LSU) has fired long-time head coach Les Miles even after a successful run with the program. Ed Orgeron will be the head coach for the team that is just 2-2 this season on an interim basis.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make. Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult,” the school’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva stated in an official press release via ESPN on Sunday.
“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”
Miles was with the LSU Tigers from 2005 to 2016, or 12 years with the school. He had an impressive 75-18 record with the team and led the university to the 2007 national championship. They made the title game again in 2011 but lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
There were confirmed reports that the school wanted Miles out last season. However, he survived a “coup attempt” from various factions within the school and stayed.
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