Steve Spurrier has an opinion about Les Miles’ firing at LSU.
The former coach dropped by The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday and touched on the hot issue of the moment throughout the SEC. Here’s how Spurrier broke down the Miles situation on the SEC Network:
“It was amazing Paul that, gosh, if there were two or three seconds left on the clock maybe Gus Malzahn would be the guy on the really, really hot seat instead of Les Miles,” Spurrier said on the show. “But it had been rumored that they wanted to dismiss Les last year. Now, I just think the AD and the president thought, ‘Let’s make a move now and move forward.’ That’s a decision they made, very similar to Georgia last year. Mark Richt was a heck of a coach. So is Les Miles. But their schools think they should be better, and only time will tell if they’re right or not.
“Change is inevitable in college coaching, and that’s what they’re doing there. I like Coach O (Ed Orgeron). He did a super job at Southern Cal. I like him. I thought they should have hired him instead of (Steve) Sarkisian. … He’s a heck of an enthusiastic guy. I look for LSU to play very well for the next few weeks to come.”
There’s a bunch of interesting stuff in there, especially the what-if scenario regarding the LSU-Auburn ending Saturday. The praise for Orgeron is a high compliment, and it’s fascinating that Spurrier thought the former Ole Miss coach should have been named Southern Cal’s coach after the 2013 season.
Never stop talking, Spurrier.