Les Miles is waiting for his next coaching opportunity, wherever that may be.
The former LSU head coach was fired in late September and since then, he’s been studying film to return to coaching next season while also attending his own kids’ sporting events, according to a story by Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel on Tuesday.
Since Miles was fired and assistant Ed Orgeron took over the Tigers, they have yet to lose, going 3-0. Even though it wasn’t Miles’ choice to leave, he told Thamel he’s still cheering on his former players.
“I’ve watched every snap on TV,” Miles told Thamel. “Rooting like hell.”
Miles’ name will likely continue to circulate in coaching rumors until he has finally decided where he will head in 2017. Last week, he took a major step toward a return when he hired a new agent to his team.
Thamel wrote that Miles said he is open to “evolving on offense” at his next school and he “would focus even more on quarterback development” in his next coaching opportunity.
Miles had success while coaching the Tigers. He went 114-34 over 12 years at LSU, including winning the national championship in 2007.
Even though he turns 63 next week, Miles said, according to Thamel, that he has 10-12 years of coaching left in him before he retires.
“I’m looking for a group of guys that want to scrap for victory,” Miles told Thamel, “and an athletic director and president who see this is a guy with experience on a college campus. Let’s go see if we can win a championship.”