Could Les Miles coach in the Big Ten next season?
If some Purdue fans have their way, the answer could be “yes.” The Boilermakers fired Darrell Hazell on Sunday, creating a vacancy that could potentially be attractive to the former LSU coach.
USA Today columnist Dan Wolken brought up the possibility of Miles-Purdue marriage on Saturday in the midst of Hazell’s team getting crushed by Iowa. It seems like quite a drop for a national championship winning coach, but Miles will turn 63 next month and there are legitimate questions about his offensive prowess after recent seasons at LSU.
After the news of Hazell’s dismissal broke on Sunday, it didn’t take long for Big Ten fans to start the “Miles to Purdue” hype train:
LES MILES TO PURDUE
MAKE IT HAPPEN FOOTBALL GODS
— Eric (@killian_13) October 16, 2016
LES MILES TO PURDUE. HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
— Alexander Lyon (@LyonAlexander) October 16, 2016
— Josh Gillespie (@joshgillespie) October 16, 2016
Purdue gives Darrell Hazel the ax…how about Les Miles as a replacement
— _Doug 〽️ (@MichiganMan_2) October 16, 2016
Les Miles please save Purdue's football program
— P Fouts (@tweetweetpete) October 16, 2016