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Friday, July 10, 2020

LSU board member: Les Miles’s job to be evaluated even if team wins out

Les Miles

Les Miles certainly sounds like a man coaching for his future at LSU.

An LSU board member piled the pressure on Friday, implying that Miles needs to coach his team to victory in their final two games.

“I think if he wins the next two games, it’s still something that needs to be looked at,” LSU Board of Supervisors member Ronald Anderson told Gannett Louisiana on Friday, via USA Today’s Glenn Guilbeau. “It’s the way they lost the two games.”

“If he wins them both, that complicates it,” Anderson continued. “That’s my opinion. It’s not just the number of losses, but the quality of the losses. The next two games are really important to deciding the future of the program. And you’ve got to look at the progress of the program from the standpoint of a number of years.”

Winning both games would complicate the decision? Miles sounds like a dead man walking at the moment. Clearly, LSU’s consecutive losses against Alabama and Arkansas – neither of them close – have really called Miles’s job status into question. The quote about the “progress of the program” is also telling, as the implication is that the program has stagnated under Miles, with title contention coming less and less frequently lately.

Still, Miles is a highly regarded coach. If he did lose his job, he wouldn’t have to try very hard to find a new one.

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