Les Miles wants to coach again, and he’s already thinking about his next staff.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who cites a source, Miles has begun working on putting together a staff, including possible offensive and defensive coordinators for his next coaching opportunity.
Nobody knows when or where that will be, but the former LSU coach recently told Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel that he believes he has 10-12 years of coaching left in him.
Miles –who was fired from LSU four games into his 12th season with the Tigers– and his representatives have already been contacted about coaching in 2017, but Miles refused to get into specifics with McMurphy, according to the report.
“I’m looking for a place dedicated to the players’ achievement in the classroom and that wants to win championships,” said Miles told ESPN. “If there’s an athletic director and president that wants to do that, I’m in line.”
The national championship winning coach was fired from LSU after the Tigers’ 18-13 loss to Auburn in Week 4 after coaching to 114-34 record in Baton Rouge. LSU has since flourished under interim head coach Ed Orgeron while winning three straight contests.
That winning streak will be on the line this weekend when the Tigers take on No. 1 Alabama in Death Valley.
Miles will surely be tuning in.
“Absolutely, I will watch it,” Miles told ESPN. “I will watch every snap. I like the Tigers.”