Report: Les Miles has not met with LSU officials; knows nothing about job security
LSU coach Les Miles is reportedly in the dark when it comes to his job status.
According to a report from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Miles has not met with any LSU officials and he has not been told anything about his status with the program. An announcement won’t come until next weekend, according to Dellenger.
Miles pretty much handled his Monday press conference as if everything was normal. He said his focus was on preparing his Tigers for the regular-season finale against Texas A&M.
“I’m not going to find myself watching TV or reading papers or doing anything but preparing the game plan, looking at the advantages that we can have and see if we can exploit them to victory,” Miles said.
A report from ESPN’s Joe Schad mentioned that Miles could be fired at the end of the day on Monday.
Multiple reports have suggested that Miles has lost the backing from athletic director Joe Alleva, as well as many boosters on the Tiger Athletic Foundation board. The biggest snag in a potential firing could be that Miles would be owed $15 million because of a buyout clause in his contract. There are reportedly members of the TAF who are willing to fund the buyout.
LSU started the season 7-0 but has dropped three consecutive games by double digits. The loss that seemed to anger Tigers fans the most came against Alabama a few weeks ago. Miles lost his fifth straight game to the Crimson Tide, 30-16, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and ESPN analyst Jon Gruden have all been mentioned as a potential replacement for Miles if he is fired.
As of now, whether Miles will coach through this week or next year seems unclear.