Les Miles’ firing at LSU on Sunday remains a hot topic throughout college football. On Saturday morning, an interview was aired on ESPN’s College GameDay with the former Tigers coach speaking to Tom Rinaldi.
Here are a few of the highlights from what Miles had to say:
On why he thinks he was fired: “I’m certain they wanted more production and wanted more wins. I understand.”
On what went wrong: “When we put a team on the field, we should win. The one thing I’ve always enjoyed about LSU, and when you’ve stepped in front of that 102 (thousand at Tiger Stadium), and you went onto the field, they thought you were going to beat the tar out of somebody, and you thought you were going to beat the tar out of somebody. So I’ve dealt with high expectations and enjoyed them and tried to coach and surpass them.”
On coaching: “The job I enjoy the most, until I have other experiences, would be coaching.”
On where he’ll be Saturday: “Saturday will be a difficult thing for me. I may just get in the backyard and walk around, make some calls and sweat. And around 7 o’clock, I think those Tigers come on. I’ll be right there.”
Those answers are interesting. It had to be a difficult week for Miles, and it’s revealing to hear that he plans to follow LSU when the Tigers host Missouri on Saturday night.
It will be fascinating to see what Miles’ next step will be.