LSU coach Les Miles is on the hot seat in Baton Rouge after a poor start to the season. However, a former Tigers star may have an answer.
“I would roll the dice on Lane [Kiffin],” former defensive tackle Booger McFarland said on Russillo and Kanell. “The game has changed offensively. [Les Miles] is not going to change. If you see where the game is heading offensively, don’t you have to go there?”
Kiffin has been a two-time collegiate head coach at USC and Tennessee. Both tenures ended notably poorly. Kiffin left the Volunteers suddenly after a year to take the job at USC, but was later fired and left at the airport after a loss to Arizona State in 2013.
However, the son of Monty Kiffin has rehabilitated his image over that stretch, taking over the reins at offensive coordinator for Alabama. He has revolutionized Nick Saban’s offense and brought modern spread concepts to a traditional power rush offense. He was rewarded by becoming the highest-paid offensive coordinator in college football this season.
Will LSU take the baggage that comes with Kiffin? Only time will tell.