After 12 years at the school, LSU has officially fired Les Miles.
Per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, LSU has fired Miles along with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. LSU lost to Auburn 18-13 on Saturday night.
BREAKING: Multiple sources confirm to The Advocate that #LSU has fired football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 25, 2016
Miles was hired by LSU on Jan. 2, 2005 after Nick Saban left the school to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. In Miles’ 12 years with LSU, he went 114-34. Miles won two SEC Championships. Miles also won a national championship in 2007. The 2011 LSU team completed an undefeated regular season but, the Tigers lost to Alabama in the national championship game.
That loss would be the first of five consecutive losses to Alabama. The 2015 defeat to Alabama also started a three game losing streak for LSU, its first since 1999.
Rumors swirled at the end of last season that Miles was going to be fired, but the head coach was able to save his job with a win over Texas A&M. Per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, LSU did not want to go through that experience again.
Word is #LSU made the move now bc there was a feeling Les Miles might temporarily save his job again & program would keep going in circles.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 25, 2016
LSU has gotten off to its worst start since Miles was hired. The Tigers are 2-2(1-1 in the SEC), with losses to a then-unranked Wisconsin team and an unranked Auburn team. LSU began the season ranked No. 5, but on Sunday’s AP Poll, the Tigers had fallen out of the poll entirely.
In LSU’s last 6 SEC games, the Tigers are 2-4.
Miles is the first SEC head coach to be fired this season. With Miles out, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take over as the interim head coach at LSU. Orgeron has experience as both an interim head coach and as a head coach in the SEC. Orgeron was the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007. He was also the interim head coach at Southern Cal. in 2013.
Cam Cameron joined the LSU staff in 2013 after a stint with the Baltimore Ravens as their offensive coordinator. He was also the quarterbacks coach for the Tigers. LSU had already made a change at quarterback earlier this season, as the Tigers switched from Brandon Harris to Purdue transfer Danny Etling.
LSU takes on Missouri on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network. Missouri is coming off a 79-0 win over Delaware State.