GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain shared his reaction to LSU’s firing of longtime head coach Les Miles while speaking during his weekly Monday news conference.
Miles was in his 12th season at the university, which he led to a national championship in 2007 while going 114-34 overall.
An 18-13 loss at Auburn on Saturday, though, dropped the Tigers to 2-2 this season. He was fired on Sunday.
McElwain was asked if he was surprised by the firing of his SEC counterpart.
“Yeah, and yet, being in this business, as rough as it is and the decision is, my feelings go out for those families, those players,” he said. “He’s obviously had an unbelievable relationship with the players over the years and the impact he’s made on their lives. It’s just, you hate to see it.”