Former LSU coach Les Miles was unsuccessful in FOX Sports tryout: ‘It’s not going to happen’
If you were hoping to see Les Miles on your television this football season, you may be disappointed.
The Mad Hatter had intentions of wowing you with his analysis during this college football season, but it appears as though that plan fell through after actually trying his hand at the craft.
According to a report from Kamarri Darrington of the Montgomery Advertiser, Miles was unsuccessful in a recent tryout for FOX Sports.
“It’s a struggle when you haven’t had a censor button on the sidelines,” Miles said during a speaking engagement on Monday. “You quickly find out I gave it the old college try, but it’s not going to happen.”
Darrington reports that Miles said he did not want to be conformed by the television industry, and the 63 year old is still very much interested in coaching.
The former LSU coach, who won a national title with the team in 2007, was let go after a loss to Auburn in September of 2016. He has an overall record of 141-55 as a head coach, but was unable to secure a job during the last round of coaching changes following the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Miles’ name has recently been linked to the opening at Ole Miss following Hugh Freeze’s resignation, but Miles has not publicly acknowledged any interest in taking the job.