The Les Miles era at LSU has come to an end.
LSU announced on Sunday, it had fired, Les Miles, along with its offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, after its loss 18-13 loss at Auburn.
Ed Orgeron will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season announced on Sunday by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Allevra.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” Allevra 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.”
At 2-2 (1-1 SEC) right now, LSU has gotten off to the worst start since Miles was hired in 2005. With a season opening loss to a then unranked Wisconsin and the loss to unranked Auburn. LSU began the season with a No. 5 ranking, but fell out the AP Poll after Saturday’s loss to Auburn.
Miles was hired in 2005 by LSU after Nick Saban left the school to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He was the second-winning coach in school history, posted a 114-34 record with 2 SEC championships, BCS National Title in 2007 and the 2011 LSU team went undefeated, but lost the national title game to Alabama.
LSU will have a press conference on Monday at 12:30 pm CST to discuss Miles’ dismissal and Ed Orgereon as the interim head coach.