SEC coaching legend and current Florida ambassador Steve Spurrier appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show Monday to discuss LSU’s decision to fire Les Miles. Spurrier said he thinks Saturday’s game played a factor in both Miles and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s job statuses, but ultimately LSU was not living up to expectations.

“It’s amazing, if there were two or three seconds left maybe Gus Malzahn would’ve been the guy on the really really hot seat instead of Les Miles,” Spurrier said. “But it’s been rumored that they wanted to dismiss Les last year and now I just think the AD and the president thought ‘let’s make a move now and move forward.’ That’s the decision they made, very similar to Georgia last year, Mark Richt was a heck of a coach and so was Les Miles. But their schools think they should do better and only time will tell if they’re right or not.”

Miles was fired four games into his 12th season with the program. He led the Tigers to a 114-34 (62-28 SEC) record during his tenure, which included a national championship in 2007, as well as two SEC Championships and BCS Championship Game appearances (2007, 2011).

Spurrier also commented on the challenge interim coach Ed Orgeron faces taking over the program with eight games remaining. The Head Ball Coach compared Orgeron inheriting Miles’ team to South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott taking over his team as an interim following his decision to retire midway through the 2015 season.

“He’s got a heck of a team there,” Spurrier said. “It’s not like he’s stepping into a team without talent. My situation was I had done a poor job and our coaches had done a poor job maybe of recruiting and the team wasn’t that good. I thought it was going to be good, I made the mistake of really coming back for one more year but as much mistakes as all of us make it’s hard to say ‘I’m pissed.'”