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Pete Thamel with Sports Illustrated recently caught up with former LSU head coach Les Miles to talk with him about the next chapter of his coaching career.

Miles told Thamel that he has "10 or 12 years left in the tank," and wants to win another championship at another school.
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"I want you to know something," said Miles, who turns 63 next week. "I have 10 or 12 years left in me. There's plenty of energy in this body. I'm not a guy who lends himself to excesses, and I have great health. Let's go find us a place where the school wants to invest and win. And I say, 'Let's go!'"

"I have enjoyed the time. I think I'm a better football coach today than I was the Sunday after Auburn. I have a want to win, win a conference championship and have the opportunity to play for a national championship still in me."
Miles also told Thamel that he is willing to evolve offensively...
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"Oh, absolutely," he said. "The evolution is always based on where your best talent is. I'm a guy that very comfortably sees the guys he has and can adapt. We can be gun run and throw 50% or more of the time. I can be very comfortable with a Cam Newton-style of player at quarterback. Or we can have a guy more comfortable back in the pocket. The reason we've had longevity is that we've had the ability to evolve and we will always evolve."
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Screw that bastard Les for even thinking those comments!! He knew he had to make changes from last season and did NOTHING! Then, him & Cam decide Brandon Harris is the starter even after seeing him in Spring Practice and before the season- What were they watching??! I feel nothing for Les, wasted all that talent, year after year and having us struggle to squeak out wins due to his poor play calling and game planning, or he has his lost moments when he doesn't have a clue about time management. So glad his arse is gone! Go coach a high school team like Curly Hallman did!
Reply53 months
He's full of crap when he says evolution is based on where your best talent is. Evolution of a gameplan should center around what type of opportunities the opposing team presents and trying to exploit their weaknesses which he showed minimal ability to ever do And for the fact that he said he has always been able to adapt is laughable. He pretty much had his gameplan scripted while preparing the game during the week with minimal opportunity for change.
Reply53 months
Dang!!! Coach Les Miles had every opportunity to evolve as a coach here by changing the offense... Wth makes people think he's going to evolve as a coach and change his offense somewhere else??? If CLM does land somewhere else, I guarantee you that the fanbase will run his arse out of there within 2 or 3 years!!
Reply53 months
First year.
53 months
If he's got 10-12 years left in the tank, then good for him. At least it'll be somewhere else.
Reply53 months
Funny how Les says he can be comfortable with a "Cam Newton Style QB" who wouldn't be? I wonder why he didn't say a Jordan Jefferson or Brandon Harris style QB?
Reply53 months
LSU boosters don't buy players like they do at Auburn.
53 months
Les Miles has always been a very horrible coach, albeit a very lucky one, and will always be a very horrible coach no matter where he lands. That is if someone is dumb enough to give him a head coaching job again.
Reply53 months
Toward the end, even the Gumps felt bad for us. As for being a better football coach than he was the Sunday after auburn, letting the computerized lee corso from the NCAA games call the plays was a better coach than he was. We gave the guy everything...and he gave us shite for the last three years.
Reply53 months
Toward the end, even the Gumps felt bad for us. As for being a better football coach than he was the Sunday after auburn, letting the computerized lee corso from the NCAA games call the plays was a better coach than he was. We gave the guy everything...and he gave us shite for the last three years.
Reply53 months
He devolved at LSU the last 5 years
Reply53 months
He devolved at LSU the last 5 years
Reply53 months
The only way I see this happening if goes to notre dame, usc, Texas, or any big school not I the sec... and pray he recruits top 3 classes every year.. don't ever touch the offense.. never handle the clock in final 2min of close games... and pray he doesn't see us or sabin and maybe he can pull it off!!! Lmaaaaooooo.. other than dat.. I don't see it???
Reply53 months
"I'm a guy that very comfortably sees the guys he has and can adapt" Holy frick. You can't make this shite up. That dude is delusional as ever.
Reply53 months
You know, I liked Les up until last year, but the more I think about how he screwed LSU and the fans, and the more stupid shite he says, I really dislike him more and more. He really is a selfish piece of shit, not the "good person" everyone claims he is. There's a few things that aren't public knowledge about the "family man" Les.
Reply53 months
"There's a few things that aren't public knowledge about the "family man" Les.” This is VERY true
53 months
Never had much respect for someone who consistently placed blame on the players in order to deflect the criticism of himself and the coaches. No personal accountability.
53 months
Soft_Parade, this isn't about saban.
53 months
He's going to slay the MAC!
Reply53 months
10+ years...ok I can see that. National Championships? Nah. Not with that offense!
Reply53 months
lol
Reply53 months
Yeah, sure les. Keep telling yourself that and it may be true. If he couldn't win but 1 natty at frickin lsu with the crazy talented teams he had here every year, he will never get it done at a scool with lesser resources and support...which are the schools that he will be considered by as a head coach.
Reply53 months
May have 10+ yrs left in the tank, but it took him a lot less time to drive the program into the ditch.
Reply53 months
Good luck Les!
Reply53 months
Holy frick...did he really say that about his offensive adaptability? Because his offensive adaptability is offensive.
Reply53 months
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