Les Miles, find your nearest hole.
As expected, national voices have roasted the LSU coach after the Tigers’ heartbreaking loss to Auburn on Saturday night, causing LSU to tumble to 2-2. There are a few takes flying Miles’ way that are as kind as a brick to the teeth.
If Miles knows what’s good for him, he won’t look at a computer screen soon. Perhaps there’s a great book he can snag at his local library.
CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon:
What a way for Les Miles to end his LSU career. Les Miles produced the most Les Miles finish ever Saturday night — that’s saying something — and it’s going to finally cost him his job.
Because let’s be honest: It’s over from here on out. The only question is the expiration date. Twelve years of mostly good fortune with clock mismanagement came home to roost as LSU (2-2) botched the waning seconds of a loss to Auburn, which won without scoring a touchdown.
ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf and Chris Low:
The frustration over LSU’s continued offensive woes has long since reached a boiling point. The Tigers have yet to score more than 23 points in any of their three games against FBS opponents this season, and they have been especially limited in the passing game. Miles has resisted making any sweeping changes on his offensive staff nor has he been willing to overhaul his offense.
The feeling by many in and around the LSU program was that Miles would need to contend for the Western Division championship to be totally safe this season. And at this point, that looks far-fetched, meaning the “Miles Watch” will be on for the rest of the season.
FOX Sports’ Dieter Kurtenbach:
Never prolong the inevitable.
It’s inevitable that LSU will fire head coach Les Miles this season — we learned that after Saturday night’s loss to Auburn.
There’s no imaginable scenario where Miles keeps his job at the end of the season — it seems like he could even beat Alabama and still be on his way out — and LSU president F. King Alexander and athletic director Joe Alleva have to know that.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson:
It took one game in the 2016 season for the feel-good period following Les Miles’s survival of an attempted coup to end. It took four games for the LSU head coach’s approval rating to dip so low that speculation about Miles’s future will loom over the rest of the Tigers’ games.
To say that No. 18 LSU’s 18–13 loss at Auburn on Saturday will put more pressure on Miles would be a huge understatement. He reportedly came close to losing his job last season. The Tigers kept him around for at least one more year, presumably in the hope that with a Heisman Trophy contender in Leonard Fournette and so much talent on both sides of the ball coming back he could help them unseat Alabama in the SEC West and reach the College Football Playoff.