Tim Tebow took a break from his professional baseball career to tend to his other job — college football analyst on SEC Network’s SEC Nation.
The hot topic, as it has been for the better part of a week, was the firing of former LSU coach Les Miles. Tebow, who had some epic showdowns with Miles’ Tigers during his time as quarterback for the Florida Gators, had a strong opinion on the issue.
Though he didn’t specifically identify former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron by name, it’s pretty clear Tebow viewed his lack of success with the Tigers offense as the main ingredient for Miles’ firing. Here’s a look at what he said on Saturday, as first transcribed by 247Sports’ Brad Crawford:
“Let’s talk real for a second and be honest about this. What did Les Miles do that was so bad?” Tebow said. “He was a great recruiter, he treated people with a lot respect, he would say hilarious things to the media. The one thing people can knock him for was picking certain offensive coordinators that didn’t put quarterbacks in position to succeed. That was a running offense. That’s his one knock. If that’s your one knock, you’re doing a pretty good job as a head coach.
“Les Miles is a great coach. You can’t say we’ve got your back, but don’t really have it. You can’t undermine someone like that.”
The Miles era has given way, at least temporarily, to the Ed Orgeron era in Baton Rouge. The new LSU interim head coach is slated to make his debut at Tiger Stadium on Saturday against Missouri. Orgeron, who is a former Ole Miss head coach, served as Miles’ defensive line coach for the last two seasons.