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LSU Fires Football Coach Les Miles and OC Cam Cameron

Ed Orgeron to serve as interim coach.

Good times.
Good times.
Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Less than 24 hours after official replay negated a winning touchdown for LSU over Auburn, Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have been fired. Ed Orgeron will serve as interim coach.

Miles appeared to be on the hot seat after finishing last season 9-3 and 5-3 in the SEC. However, the LSU administration seemed to have a change of heart after his Tigers defeated Texas A&M to close out the season and the players carried him off the field on their shoulders. Now, it seems that Athletics director Joe Alleva had seen enough as the Tigers fell to a record of 2-2. Now the speculation of a new hire can begin.

Miles won a National Championship in his third season in Baton Rouge and was runner up to Alabama in the 2011 season. But things went downhill from there. A pair of 10-3 seasons were followed by 8 wins and 9 wins. He was 2-7 against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Alabama over the last three seasons, and has five straight losses to Alabama.

Miles was 114–34 at LSU and 62–28 in the SEC. Combined with a 28-21 record at Oklahoma State, he owns 141 career wins to 55 losses.


Also getting a pink slip on Sunday was Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Curiously, Irish head man Brian Kelly said in his post-game press conference "coaching had nothing to do with the outcome" of Saturday's 38-35 home loss to Duke. (The team bus is going to need some new tires for all the people Kelly keeps throwing under it)