Paul Finebaum had dire words for Les Miles on Sunday.
After LSU’s dramatic loss to Auburn on Saturday night, the noted commentator spoke on ESPN’s SportsCenter with host Hannah Storm on Sunday morning and offered his take on the Tigers coach. To Finebaum, Miles has reached a danger zone with LSU holding a 2-2 record.
“He was in serious condition, Hannah. He’s in grave condition right now,” Finebaum said. “Most LSU fans want him out. The media is piling on, and there’s a reason for it. The clock management was abysmal. I have no earthly idea what Les Miles and (LSU offensive coordinator) Cam Cameron were trying to do on that final drive. It should have never come down to that. The officials made the right call. You can’t get a play off in one second. And in the end, as much as I and many like Les Miles, it appeared that game is going to put him even closer to being gone as the LSU football coach.”
It’s hard to argue with anything Finebaum said. Few saw LSU starting 2-2 this season after plenty of preseason hype.
Miles needs a quick turnaround, but even if that happens, LSU’s SEC West title hopes all but went up in smoke Saturday night. It will be interesting to see what becomes of him later this year.