If it were up to one member of Les Miles’ family, the former LSU coach would spend the next part of his life in the broadcast booth, not on the sidelines.
Smacker, Miles’ daughter, has been insistent that her father start a career as an announcer or analyst.
“I’m really trying to convince him to do media now,” Smacker told The Suttles Approach on Tide 102.9. “I would really love to work with him, but I think he still really wants to coach.”
Miles was always a wild card when speaking to the media, whether it be at the annual SEC Media Days or during a press conference after a game. His many strange anecdotes — he once said he went to Cuba solely because it was a communist country — made him a favorite with fans and media alike.
After being fired from LSU after a 2-2 start in 2016, following 11-plus seasons in Baton Rouge that included a national championship, Miles has been looking for his next challenge.
While she has a career preference for her dad, Smacker said she will be thrilled whatever he decides.
“I’m excited for him and patiently waiting for what the next step will be,” Smacker said.