Talk about a jam-packed conclusion to the regular season . LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 on Saturday, but that wasn’t the most important story from the night. Les Miles will remain as the Tigers’ head coach despite numerous rumors regarding his job security, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva announced after Saturday’s win. There was plenty to discuss from this surprising decision, so let’s get to it.
Here are seven things to know:
- Les Miles is back. Read all about it right here.
- Before Miles found out he was returning, he was carried off the field in style following Saturday’s victory. Unfortunately, the gesture was a bit premature.
- Miles spoke about getting carried off the field and compared it to riding an exotic animal.
- The craziest part of the Miles saga might be how the decision was made. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Miles’ fate was decided during the third quarter of Saturday’s game.
- One of Miles’ players compared his coach to, of all people, Jesus.
- In other news, tailback Leonard Fournette broke LSU’s single-season rushing record this weekend. How easy we forget.
- Check out what the national media said about the Miles news. Some people claimed politics got involved while others took a jab at Alleva.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter kept track of everything Miles said during his postgame press conference following an emotional victory.
- Gannett’s Glenn Guilbeau said Miles returned because LSU couldn’t get its top choice to replace him. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher took his name out of any coaching speculation this weekend.
- NOLA.com’s Jerit Roser chronicled what was nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster for LSU and its fans.
The best stories around the SEC
- Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin toyed with former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton following the Crimson Tide’s Iron Bowl victory.
- Florida coach Jim McElwain did not sound happy with the Gators’ deflating loss to in-state rival Florida State.
- A former Auburn baseball coach apologized for his pro-Bama tweet.