AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers looks on during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Following plenty of uncertainty, Les Miles speaks out on what his future holds

He'll have some time off.

After Les Miles' nearly 12-year run at LSU came to an end during the middle of the regular season in 2016, speculation regarding his next stop began almost immediately.

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Miles was fired after LSU's 18-13 loss at Auburn in September, and many wondered whether the 63-year-old Miles would want to coach again or if he'd prefer a career as an analyst.

Miles was a candidate for jobs at Houston, Western Michigan and Purdue, but after not getting those jobs it was apparent he would have to settle for being a member of the media next season. However, after a speaking engagement at the University of Nebraska, Miles told reporters he still wants to be a head coach again.

"I want to coach football," Miles said via "That's pretty simple. I want an opportunity at a place that can win and a place where they really want to invest in the players. If they do that, I'm good."

While Miles won't coach anywhere in 2017, there's a good chance he will be in consideration for several jobs in the next coaching cycle after next season.

Miles also told reporters he is a "better coach" now than he was at LSU, and he while he might not get to be picky about his next stop, he does want to coach at a place who is serious about winning.

Miles compiled a 114-34 record at LSU after taking over for Nick Saban in 2005. He won a national championship in 2007. He was 28-21 in four seasons at his previous stop at Oklahoma State.

(h/t College Football Talk)