Friday, November 27, 2015

LES MILES ERA LIKELY OVER AT LSU

By: Connor Glowacki

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     According to various media reports, LSU's game on Nov.28 against Texas A&M will be the last one with head coach Les Miles in charge of the program. Miles reportedly spoke to the LSU Gridiron Club, a booster organization, on Nov.27 where he indicated the Texas A&M game would be his last with the program.

According to ESPN, sources have indicated to the media organization that boosters have already agreed to a $15 to $20 million buyout with Miles and his staff.
     The source also said that current Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is currently the top target in LSU's upcoming search and even though a decision hasn't formally been announced, LSU leadership is reportedly heavily in favor of a change.

     It's been a roller-coaster of a season for the LSU Tigers who at one point were the second ranked team in college football with an perfect 7-0 record and a Heisman frontrunner in sophomore running back Leonard Fournette. Since then, the Tigers have lost three straight games, the first time this has happened for the program since 1999 and are currently stuck in fourth place in the SEC West. Due to struggles over the last few seasons, speculation of Miles' job security dramatically increased during the losing streak.

     Since becoming head coach of LSU in 2005, Miles has won a national championship title and two SEC championships. He has also won 77.5 percent of his games, which is the best winning percentage for any coach in the modern era at LSU.


Is LSU making the right choice with a reported change?

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