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Street Hawk
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Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
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LSU's high preseason ranking and talk of SEC West title contention re-framed the view of Les Miles' job security. Miles had gone from nearly fired to saving his job, signing a top-10 recruiting class and rejuvenating his defense with the addition of Dave Aranda -- one of the rising stars on the defensive side of the ball. With Leonard Fournette back and a favorable home/away draw in the SEC West, many (including your humbled author) were calling for the resurgence of Les Miles in 2016.

Offseason hype can be crushed in an instant, or in this case the time it took Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy to sprint through the A-gap and arrive in the face of Brandon Harris virtually untouched by LSU's offensive line.

The Tigers' 16-14 loss at Lambeau put Les Miles' job security back on the table for college football conversations everywhere. LSU did not look like an SEC title contender, Brandon Harris did not look like a game-changing quarterback and when the team needed a big play in the waning moments of the game, it got an interception and a personal foul ejection instead.

Les Miles, however, is still in good shape to retain his job, at least according to the oddsmakers. Bookmaker.eu have set the odds on Les Miles still being LSU's coach on Dec. 31, 2016:

WILL LES MILES BE LSU'S COACH ON 12/31 ODDS (VIA BOOKMAKER.EU)
Yes -320
No +240

One reason for Miles' favorable odds might be his hefty buyout, but another could be the time left this season for Fournette and Co. to turn things around. LSU still has a favorable home/away draw in the SEC and really needs only one big win -- against a certain team from Tuscaloosa -- and a good bowl game for it to be a successful season.

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SwampKitty
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Blasphemy


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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
All we need is peej to give his vote of confidence and it's done


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CoachChappy
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
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WILL LES MILES BE LSU'S COACH ON 12/31 ODDS (VIA BOOKMAKER.EU)
Yes -320
No +240


Change that to 1/15 and see how the odds swing


John Wayne
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SeekGreatness
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
So they are giving LSU those same odds at winning the SEC and going to the playoffs.

Nice.

Because if not, they don't know what the Frick they are talking about.
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el gato
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
Interesting. However, that's one bet I would stay completely away from.


semjase
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These Jokers to the Right don't have an utter clue as to what's brewing in the adult LSU fan base.......


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tigerpawl
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Interesting. However, that's one bet I would stay completely away from.

Low hanging fruit.


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YouAre8Up
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against a certain team from Tuscaloosa


Certainly tip toed around that one.
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jamalsdeck
Member since Jul 2016
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
Same Odds who had us favored versus Wisconsin right?
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Winston Cup
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
Gotta see what goldennugget's spreadsheets say before i place my bet.


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Broham
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
They won't fire him mid season, they'll wait until after to save a few million. What I'm hoping for is they announce it earlier and say this is his last season.


Pianoman
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
If you think it's time for Les to go, you should be hoping for an abysmal season with at least 4-5 losses. It's painful but it needs to happen sooner rather than later. The transition is going to take some time so the process needs to get going.


tzimme4
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
It's only one game...


Number2
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If you think it's time for Les to go, you should be hoping for an abysmal season with at least 4-5 losses.


He's gone if he loses 2 more.


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slackster
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So they are giving LSU those same odds at winning the SEC and going to the playoffs.

Nice.

Because if not, they don't know what the Frick they are talking about.


You ought to put your money where your mouth is and call them out for their stupidity. +240 for everyone who is so certain Miles won't make it through the end of the season. Should be easy money.



Every time I mention that Miles will coach this team through the end of the season people lose their mind as if it is a vote of confidence for Miles or something. It has nothing to do with my personal opinion about the man or the situation and everything to do with the fact that major colleges don't fire coaches with significant experience in the middle of the season. Simply doesn't happen.


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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
You are going to wait till mid january to fire him?


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slackster
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
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They won't fire him mid season, they'll wait until after to save a few million. What I'm hoping for is they announce it earlier and say this is his last season.


This kind of thinking is blasphemy to these folks. They're certain there will be an interim coach after a loss to Auburn or something.

About the only way an interim coach or midseason firing would happen is a loss to JSU, and I'm not sure if that is even enough.


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Datbayoubengal
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season
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They won't fire him mid season, they'll wait until after to save a few million. What I'm hoping for is they announce it earlier and say this is his last season.


How much is the difference in them firing him at the end of season than by firing him, let's say, midseason? He'll only get half of his salary if he's canned midseason so that's a bit over 2 mill.


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