LSU has fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate who first reported the firing.
LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will be offered the position of interim coach.
Miles, who led the Tigers to three SEC West titles, two SEC championships and one national title, was in his 12th season with the program.
Miles was on the hot seat after the 2015 season and after his 5th ranked Tigers lost to Wisconsin to open the season, boosters quickly lost confidence. Saturday’s 19-13 loss at home to Auburn was the final straw.
I liked the prospects of our Tigers traveling to Baton Rouge after this latest loss. It will be interesting to see how the LSU players respond to Orgeron and how Barry Odom and his staff will prepare for this game with a new offensive coordinator as well.
Orgeron took over for Clay Helton and Lane Kiffin at USC during the 2013 season when Kiffin was let go. Helton coached one game before Orgeron made his debut. The Trojans lost their first game under Orgeron 14-10 to Notre Dame before winning five straight. They lost their final regular season game and then won their bowl game giving Orgeron a 6-2 interim record.
I will be at Mizzou’s media day on Monday to get those answers from Odom. We’ll have the latest here at Missourinet.com and you can follow that presser live via Twitter starting at 3 pm.