Official: Les Miles Fired From LSU

Louisiana State University officially fired head football coach Les Miles today, September 25, 2016.

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Louisiana State University officially fired head football coach Les Miles today, September 25, 2016. Additionally the university also let go Cam Cameron, the Tigers’ offensive coordinator.

LSUSports.net reported the following statement Sunday afternoon.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.

Dec 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles looks on during warm ups prior to the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed.

We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”

Following Les Miles’ dismissal, the LSU Tigers’ defensive line coach, Ed Orgeron, will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 college football season.

Les Miles coached the LSU Tigers for eleven seasons, from 2005-2016. Rumors began circulating following an abysmal three-loss start for the Tigers in the 2015 season. After a season-ending win over SEC rival Texas A&M, the athletic department announced they would retain Miles.

However, after the last-second loss to the Auburn Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday, September 24, 2016, many considered Miles’ firing eminent. The expected dismissal announcement came Sunday afternoon.

 

A press conference will take place on Monday at 12:30 p.m. It will focus on the dismissal of Les Miles and Cam Cameron, along with the promotion of Orgeron to interim head coach.