Les Miles claims Michigan job rumors helped LSU to 2007 title run
The 2007 college football season was certainly one for the ages, and nobody knows that better than Les Miles.
The LSU Tigers would go on to capture the BCS National Championship that year in Miles’ third season with the team. The Tigers had won 11 games in the first two years of his tenure, and he followed that up by leading LSU to a national championship with a win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game.
It would turn out to be the highlight of Miles’ career at LSU, and he credits speculation surrounding his job status that season for helping to put the Tigers in a position to win the championship.
Miles tweeted out audio of his comments on Thursday:
I really enjoyed reliving 2007 with team captain @JacobHester22.
Keep those questions coming guys! 833.LES.MORE https://t.co/R41EcFfOmx pic.twitter.com/h22mgWaT89
— Les Miles (@CoachLesMiles) October 19, 2017
The speculation at the time involved Miles and the open head coaching job at Michigan. It was believed and circulated that Miles would leave LSU to return to his alma mater as the team was preparing to play in the SEC Championship.
Miles decided to host a very brief and blunt press conference leading up to the SEC Championship Game to affirm that he planned to stick with LSU:
Apparently, the Tigers needed to hear what he said in that press conference. Miles says he was incredibly happy with how the team responded and went on to win the championship.
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