During LSU’s three-game losing streak last November, a number of media outlets began reporting that longtime coach Les Miles was on his way out.
Then, in a press conference called after the regular season finale, Tigers athletic director Joe Alleva said that Miles was still his football coach.
The opinions about whether LSU should or should not have retained Miles vary, but Alleva offered one heck of a take on the whole ordeal during a Monday radio interview with ESPN 104.5 in Baton Rouge.
“I think what happened last November was actually good for everybody,” Alleva said. “I think it was good for Les. I think it was good for me. I think it was good for the players.”
Good for Les, maybe, considering he kept his job. The players kept their coach. Whether it was actually good for Alleva, well, we’ll let LSU fans be the judge of that.
“My relationship with Les is very, very good. In fact, it’s never been better.”
If Alleva’s relationship with Miles is “very, very good,” how would he describe his feelings toward former defensive coordinator John Chavis, who is mired in a legal battle with LSU over his contract? Pretty good?