September 25, 2016

Les Miles out at LSU: Louisiana State University has fired football head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a loss to divisional rival Auburn dropped the Tigers to 2-2. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron (former Ole Miss coach and former interim USC coach) will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

posted by Etrigan to football at 06:33 PM - 4 comments

Ole Eddie O. is apparently the widowmaker -- he was interim at USC as well after Kiffin was fired.

Scratching my head a bit about why this didn't happen at the end of last season -- seems a win against a crappy A&M squad saved his job, but everyone knew what they had with Miles. Great recruiter, generally seems to be a nice guy (my parents have met him a few times through booster events and at church), but really a pretty poor game day coach.

posted by holden at 08:03 PM on September 25

I'd love to see Orgeron do well and get the job permanently. I always thought he should have gotten the USC job.

I'm guessing that not having a top flight QB, LSU is willing to mail in the rest of 2016 and get lined up early for Tom Herman or Art Briles.

posted by beaverboard at 10:17 PM on September 25

But what happens if Bobby Petrino is able to keep his dumbassery under wraps in Louisville? I mean, have you seen what he's done over there with that program? Or has he been hit with the SEC banhammer?

posted by NoMich at 07:33 AM on September 26

Petrino might be dumb enough to try his shtick at a top-flight program one more time, but I think he's realized that it's pretty nice being the big dog at Louisville, where he'll be able to coast for at least a decade on "Remember when I walloped the shit out of Florida State?"

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on September 26

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