What do NFL teams see in other coaches that they don't see in Les Miles? Any other coach with that kind of NCAA record would have been rumored to be NFL bound at some point in their coaching career, yet everyone knows no NFL team would even consider letting him be the head coach of a team.
"The wacky, Mad Hatter rep made some NFL executives who considered hiring him nervous, I'm told. They weren't certain if he had the maturity to be an NFL head coach, so in the end, they stayed away.
That is changing drastically. After interviews with several team executives, it has become clear Miles has vaulted near the top of some lists as the next hottest NFL coaching candidate." CBSSports last year
"Way back in late September, Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com wrote that the perception some NFL executives have of the “wacky, Mad Hatter” persona of Les Miles “is changing drastically” and the LSU coach “will definitely be pursued by teams in need of a head coach at the end of the season.”
It’s not yet at the end of the season, but, with head-coaching axes already swinging in a couple of NFL cities, Miles’ name is already being attached to a professional vacancy." NBCSports last year
Despite all the shite talked about CLM, he actually still wants to be at LSU. With all the coaches anxious to jump to the next big thing, he is one that actually wants stability and to build something. It's the same reason he has said since day 1, he would prefer a longer contract than higher pay. He wants to be at LSU, it is a destination job to him. It's why he has passed on Michigan twice, and Arkansas with more money.
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