Former LSU safety Ryan Clark had tough words for Les Miles.
Clark, now an analyst with ESPN who played for the Tigers from 1998-2001, spoke on The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday and suggested there was somewhat of a disconnect between former players and the program during Les Miles’ time in Baton Rouge. The comments are interesting, and it provides pause when considering Miles’ impact on LSU’s program.
"Les was a Michigan guy…sometimes people are just a Head Coach & not actually part of the culture or community"
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 10, 2016
This is one person’s opinion, and it’s entirely possible other former LSU players had a different experience during Miles’ tenure. Still, Clark’s words leave something to consider about the Miles era in Baton Rouge.
During the same interview, Clark supported LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron in a big way. Clark said Orgeron should be considered for the job if LSU wins out the rest of the season. Clark called the coach “one of us.”
It’s easy to tell where he stands on the entire situation.