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Opinion: LSU is making a huge gamble with Les Miles’ exit

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The LSU boosters and the LSU Administration are making a major mistake if they do get rid of their head football coach. To get rid of Les Miles at the end of the season is stupid to be honest.

Sure, he hasn’t won as many games as they wanted or its fans wanted. But in college football anything can happen, including M losing several games in a row, which the Tigers did this season.

“Contrary to media reports, ‪#LSU‬ coach Les Miles has not resigned nor did he indicate he was resigning when speaking to booster group today,” the school said on Twitter.

While this says he hasn’t resigned, it doesn’t mention anything about being fired, which Miles believe this will be the case.

Are you even sure you can get Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher?
Right now, it’s a huge gamble to take when you do not have Fisher or another coach lined up.

What if he doesn’t want to go there? There’s too many unanswered questions just to get rid of a guy, who has been dominate in the past 11-years.

Plus, will he or another head coach have the same numbers as Miles did? Time will tell.

To have a 7-3 mark isn’t that bad to be honest. Heck, a lot of teams would love to be 7-3 going into a home game tomorrow against Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium.

But when you have so much pressure to win in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it’s inexcusable because Miles couldn’t beat the man he replaced in 2005.

A lot of teams would love to beat Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. But the head coach and his coaching staff turn out top-level players every year and they hardly ever lose.

The Tigers haven’t defeated the Crimson Tide the past five years. In addition, they lost 30-16 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

In fact, their last win over Saban’s team was in 2011. In that game, the Tigers won on November 5th, 2011 with a 9-6 score in overtime.

Alabama leads the all-time series 50-25-5.

Miles is 138-53 during his collegiate coaching career, which also includes four years with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He has gone 112-32 during his 11-year tenure with the Tigers.

He also guided the team to the 2007 National Championship with Saban’s players. He also helped the Tigers to the 2011 National Championship game when the Crimson Tide won 21-0 on January 9th, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome in New Orleans.

Coaches are always expendable. But when you have one of the top coaches in the game, you’d want to keep him.

However, apparently the Tigers are in need of a change, even though he took the team to three SEC West Championships. In addition, he’s never won fewer than eight games during his decade-plus tenure.

He made $4.4 million this season and is signed through the 2019 season. He also turned down several jobs, including the historic Michigan Wolverines, to say put.

Maybe when he got the chance, he should have left and put the team in a bad position, like the team is able to put him in with this firing coming.

Once he hits the open market, he’ll be able to hand pick his next location.


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