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LSU head coach Les Miles landed at No. 4 on CBS Sports Power Five college football coach rankings.

Here is the top 10:

1. Nick Saban, Alabama
2. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
3. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
4. Les Miles, LSU
5. Gary Patterson, TCU
6. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
7. Mark Richt, Georgia
8. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
9. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
10. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
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4. Les Miles, LSU: Do I think Les is a bit overrated here? Yes, yes I do. If he wasn't the cartoon character that is Les Miles, he'd no doubt drop a notch or two, but you know what? He's still been an excellent coach throughout his career. He helped reverse Oklahoma State's fortunes before taking over at LSU, and since going to Baton Rouge he's won 78 percent of his games. One of those games was a BCS National Championship Game in 2007 (one of the 22 percent he lost was a BCS NCG game in 2011 as well). The Mad Hatter has been both mad and successful.
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Tom Bronco110 months
Stoops and Spurrier should be much lower. Richt and Fisher should be higher.
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easy money110 months
Stoops has under performed for over 10 years straight. Spurrier hasn't been a great coach in 20 years. I guess the moral is, there are not a lot of good coaches.
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winston318110 months
Les Miles #4? What have they been watching. This guy sucks. He's not a top 15 coach
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gatortrav88110 months
i agree dantonio should be on here art briles possibly too he's not going anywhere chris peterson also i think he's about to put washington in the spotlight again maybe even win a few conference titles
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earl keese110 months
My bad. Miles has won 78% of his games. Still impressive in my eyes.
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earl keese110 months
Fornellie made a comment about saban winning 77 SEC games is enough to make a persons head explode, but said Miles has 78 and he didn't make that big of a deal about it. I know the championships are what has separated saban from Miles, but it didn't seem to me that Miles was given enough credit for his body of work at LSU. He thinks Les is a "bit overrated"? I disagree with his assessment.
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Geert Hammink_43110 months
why isn't mark dantonio on this list? he's been just as good as miles over the past 5 seasons. his record since 2010 is 53-14. msu is 4-1 in bowl games, winning the last four.

miles is 52-14 and 2-3 in bowl appearances.
i'd rank dantonio over miles, stoops, and spurrier.
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themunch110 months
geaux curch Miles
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LouisianaLonghorn110 months
Since when is being compared to a cartoon character a good thing?
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Team Vote110 months
Harbaugh should be higher for what he did at Stanford
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foj1981110 months
Stoops...really?
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LSU Patrick110 months
Urban Meyer
Nick Saban
Les Miles
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RandySavage110 months
1. Urban Meyer
2. Nick Saban
3. Jim Harbaugh
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Datbayoubengal110 months
If going by resume you can't deny that Miles is a top 5 coach, that said, he has no excuses this year to not win 10 or 11 games. We should also be playoff bound in 2016 with competent QB play and experience everywhere.

Reading some of the stuff from the contract extensions, he might retire after the 2016 season, so go out with a bang Les.
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Schmelly110 months
I love the OBC but he's not elite anymore
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roguetiger15110 months
lol stoops? really? c'mon man.
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ForeverLSU02110 months
I tend to agree with this for the most part. Miles should be ahead of Stoops though and Malzahn should be higher
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