LSU releases statement on firing of Les Miles
Louisiana State University fired head coach Les Miles after a 2-2 start to the season, with the last straw coming Saturday night in the loss to Auburn in dramatic fashion.
News broke Sunday afternoon that the Tigers had fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron taking over as the interim head coach.
AD Joe Alleva released a statement Sunday afternoon about Miles’ termination:
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” Alleva said. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.
“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”
Miles is the second-winningest coach in school history and posted a 114-34 record in 11-plus seasons at LSU.