Les Miles knows he has to show he can do things differently in his next head coaching job
The former LSU head coach told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd he’s ready to try some new things on offense if and when he gets another position.
“Will I change?” Miles said. “You betcha.”
That was the greatest criticism of Miles during his last few years at LSU. And it ultimately became the reason he was fired in late September.
LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a 2-2 start and uninspiring offensive performances against Wisconsin and Auburn this season. The Tigers averaged 13.5 points in those two losses, despite boasting skill players like Leonard Fournette, Derrius Guice and Malachi Dupre.
Miles said he is ready to take another head coaching job, and that he has particular interest in a Power 5 position. He also said that people who say he is unwilling to change his philosophy are wrong.
“You got to play offense, defense and special teams,” Miles said. “That will never change, but to say I would not change … are you kidding me? Have you lost your mind?”
Dodd reported Wednesday that Miles was a possible candidate at Baylor, a program on the forefront of offensive innovation. Fans and oddsmakers have also connected his name to Texas, Notre Dame and Purdue among other programs.