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Former LSU coach Les Miles is reportedly very interested in the head coaching job at Ole Miss, according to college football writer Dan Wolken of USA Today.

The possible connection between Ole Miss and Les Miles started shortly after Hugh Freeze resigned from the head coaching position last Thursday.

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Barbellthor82 months
Do it. Let someone else see what it's like to underachieve every year.
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Chaseff82 months
To the poster who suggested pairing Les Miles with Mark May, there is s problem. Mark May was laid off
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SamuelClemens82 months
Houston and Perdue said no. I guess Ole Miss as a Power 5 is below Houston and Perdue. CLM would take any Power 5 school that would hire him right now.
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lovinLSU82 months
That would be pretty cool watching Bo Schembechler's 1980's smash mouth football replays again starring Less Miles.... . bring out the old electric vibrating football game again.... popcorn, get your popcorn.... yes indeed....
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purplengold9882 months
I think this would be a perfect fit for Miles; by and large Ole Miss is never expected to compete for a NC, so if he won 7,8, or 9 games a season, maybe make an occasional new years bowl, ran a clean program (which Ole Miss desperately needs right now) he could probably finish his coaching career there. He's 64, so give him 6-7 years in Oxford and call it a career. Why not?
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TigerSpray82 months
run up the middle twice, try to threaux on third down. Kick-offs go short or out of bounds. We know this guy and what he does. Don't Sing it. BRING IT!!!!!
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Womski82 months
WOW this is literally going to be the backfire of the century. LSU gets the washed-up coordinator and OM gets the winningest coach of all time at LSU. Heeeeyyy but at least Orgeron is Cajun and likes boudin lolzzzzz
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Drizzt82 months
You are delusional. Miles offense was awful his last 3 years. His own stubborness cost him going down as the greatest LSU coach in history. The man did it to himself.
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DVinBR82 months
Les has the creative mind of the best of the best when it comes to offensive strategy, it would be a great hire
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Spankum82 months
I can tell you that this rumor has state of Mississippi buzzing today....I am at a convention and probably heard 40 people mention it. I hope to hell it is not true.
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Mouche33782 months
Miles is interested in any school willing to hire him at this point. There's a simple reason why he has not been hired. THE MAN IS NOT A GOOD COACH! LSU is on a only a few teams in the country that has the talent to match up with Alabama on a consistent yearly basis. Bama has a winning streak because LSU gets consistently out coached. Most teams use different schemes weekly to exploit opponents weaknesses. LSU runs the same plays every week. How often do you see LSU have long drives. There non existent! 99% of LSU's scores are big (30+) yard plays. It had to be this way Because Cam and Miles' philosophy was run, run, incomplete pass, punt. Bama is not a team you will score consistently on huge plays. LSU's inability to sustain drives is why LSU has this losing streak. That is a direct reflection of the coaching. That's a direct reflection of Les Miles' coaching ability and philosophy. Almost every school in the country knows this. That's why Les Miles is still unemployed as a Head Coach. If Ole Miss hires him it is because of desperation and they have absolutely no other options.
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FournetteForEver782 months
The simple reason is he wants more than what most programs are willing to pay. He would get less money from LSU if he takes another head coaching job. So his next gig needs to pay well.
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Spankum82 months
This is a very well thought out point...unfortunately, it is bullshite. Les has not been offered a job simply because most teams can't even compete with the $ that he makes in his buyout from LSU.
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Whynotme82 months
I think Les would be a great tv personality.
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Lexman182 months
Absolutely. He's already signed with ESPN as an analyst for the upcoming season.
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Lexman182 months
Les has made it known he wants to coach. If offered, he would and should take the job and try and rebuild a program. If successful, he would certainly prove he's a good coach and administrator. Unfortunately for Les, I don't see any of these things happening. Too many lower tier schools have passed on him. I believe his future lies in broadcasting. Maybe pair him with Mark May and pick up where he and Dr. Lou left off. That would be entertaining!
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tjohn deaux82 months
I can agree with everything but Mark May. :-[
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BigPerm3082 months
I'm extremely interested but that makes me about as qualified as Les.
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lsu13lsu82 months
I am really hoping Les doesn't go anywhere. I hope he stays in BR and becomes a great LSU personality and advocate. As the years go by, I can see people really warming up to him and his legacy.
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TigerSpray82 months
Shea Patterson, come on down......
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Violent Tally82 months
Just leave your family in oxfart.
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BIG CAT82 months
Come on man, lets be real Les will never coach again. That ship has sailed,no one wants that clown. Great guy great family man but just cannot coach.
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Tigers4Lyfe82 months
Actually he coaches what he chooses to run VERY well.
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Bayoubengal20582 months
I agree tigers4lyfe. I mean look. Nick Saban knew what les miles was bringing to the table offensively every single time they squared off.. and Les STILL have Saban FITS bro. He coached his old fashioned style of smash mouth football better than I've ever seen anybody coach it. Just a little bit of change offensively would have made Les's legacy so much greater.
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Prof82 months
Les is better than this situation. I'd hate for him to ruin his reputation by coaching during sanctions. I don't see how anyone can truly succeed at OM right now. The NCAA mess is just too big. But if he wants to coach then he wants to coach. I just think it's bad situation to walk into.
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ctiger6982 months
Reputation, lmfao. 21-0...........Hi!
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Mouche33782 months
His reputation is already and circus. He did that all by himself!
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monsterballads82 months
Les has to put out press release stories like this to make it look like he's actively looking for another job.
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CalTiger5382 months
Les is interested is any college job,the question is whether good programs hire him. Southern would be the best fit for him.
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ShamelessPel82 months
Les recruited well. Wouldn't want him that close to LSU with all his in-state connections.
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semperfitolsu82 months
This is the biggest issue I see besides him coaching again and having the same offensive mentality.
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semperfitolsu82 months
This is the biggest issue I see besides him coaching again and having the same offensive mentality.
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LSUMONSTER82 months
Not with the probation, scholarships cut, bowls ban etc...the tops players wouldn't to come to Ole Miss.
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