Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU head coach joined ESPNU Radio this week and was asked by Marcus Spears how many schools have reached out to him and offered him a job.

“None, not one,” Miles said.

Here is a two-minute clip of Miles talking with Spears about his future.



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Say what you will about Les, but he’s brutally honest! I don’t buy the comments about him not seeking employment because LSU is paying him. He’s been raking in 4-5 million per year for over a decade! He’s set! Coaches( especially coaches with a NC), are egomaniacs, and want to prove that they are the best at what they do. So to admit that no one wants him has to be a very humbling and humiliating experience for Miles. I feel for him, as one day everyone of us reaches a point in life where we’re past our prime.The difference is we don’t have to admit it on tv or radio. I hope Les does get what he’s looking for. If not, he did a lot for the Tigers and I appreciate his efforts! Thanks for Always being a Tiger, Coach!
Reply41 months
Well said Lexman1
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Dilly, etc.
41 months
Maybe I'm a softy, but I can't help but feel bad for the guy. Wanted him gone since Ole Miss '09 but hate to see him like this. Love ya Les, you stubborn, clock-illiterate bastard you.
Reply41 months
He made millions and coached LSU for over a decade. Plus he won a national championship with a team that almost didn't even get to go. How can you feel bad for a man like that???
41 months
IMHO Les doomed his chances when he showed his Granite-like head by not adapting his offense. THAT is the reason ADs have shyed away. It sucks because he is a good coach and great developer of young men.
Reply41 months
I concur Chuck and these AD's are only hurting themselves by snubbing Coach Miles.
41 months
agree, stubbornness and inability to adapt to changes in any sport will get you gone....its an irony cause trust in a process is supposed to yield positive results.
41 months
If Les were half the coach that the revisionists claim him to be, he would have had a job before the 2017 season. Richt landed a Miami, and turned them into a contender. I was and am still amazed how much crap LSU got for letting go of Legendary Les as compared to what UGA got for letting a quality coach light Richt go.
Reply41 months
Richt was not a quality coach at UGA. Bama embarrassed him twice in his house and we embarrassed him in ATL.
41 months
Just so I have this right...Miles has a better win %, as many SEC titles and a natty but he's shite and Richt is quality? I'm amazed that so many LSU fans consider Miles to be a crappy coach despite the numbers. Wonder how great you would have considered him had he actually had to get his arse kicked annually by Bama?
41 months
No doubt Les Miles is a great guy, but what did everyone expect after what occurred here at LSU?
Reply41 months
You can certainly ask how hard he is really trying to land one of these jobs. Les is smart enough to say the right things like "I am interested in coaching again", as to say he is not looking for another job might be a breach of contract with LSU to mitigate his contract situation with them. . Looking for a job and actually trying to get the job or an offer is two completely different things. So it may not be as much that schools aren't interested in him in coaching, as much as that he is going through the motions and saying all the correct things but in the end not trying extremely hard to land these jobs by subtly demanding too much money or doing other things that would tend to make schools look another way while Les is meeting the requirements of his contract at LSU to look for another coaching job.
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LM should have been released after the stunt he pulled in the 2011 season championship game.
Reply41 months
yep, his game plan was "i know we will lose anyway so just go have fun and not worry about trying to win"
41 months
TWT, what "stunt" are you referring to?
41 months
You would last about 15 seconds as a College AD if you fired a coach that had just put together one of if not the best regular season in NCAA and SEC History just because he was out coached in the BS Rematch NCG by the best college coach in NCAA history. But yea you go ahead with that line of thinking chief LOL.
41 months
If he had been offered one and turned it down he would have probably breached his contract with LSU to be looking for a new coaching job and they could likely get out of paying out all or at least some of the rest of his contract. . His contract requires him to look for a job in good faith while LSU is continuing to pay him. That is what he is doing.
Reply41 months
This speaks volumes given the shear number of head coaching vacancies there are this year.
Reply41 months
Damn not even one.... Thats rough
Reply41 months
Tanking any interviews on purpose. Why coach when you are getting paid millions from LSU.
41 months
Yet we were all idiots when we wanted him gone 5 years ago
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I love the man, but despise the coach. I hate that he's done this to himself professionally...but then again, he's set financially anyway. He has become a cautionary tale of not knowing the difference between determination and flat-out bull-headedness.
Reply41 months
Waiting for Saban to retire and win an elusive second natty.
Reply41 months
I'm flabbergasted that the Oregon State Beavers raised their nose to Coach Miles. I would imagine an NC winning coach would be more than adequate for the 1-11 Beavers?
Reply41 months
Hire Les to be GM of Football.
Reply41 months
I so want to play poker with Joe Alleva
Reply41 months
A coherent and honest response from Les.
Reply41 months
Ha ha, that is because he is not s good coach.
Reply41 months
But every talkinghead "expert" said that every school that's not bama, Ohio st and Michigan would love to have him....????
Reply41 months
Les miles is still a classy guy. I just don't know if he will be coaching any major D1 schools again.
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