After teasing what his next job would be, ESPN confirmed Les Miles will be part of its coverage for Week 1 in Arlington, Texas, ahead of the Advocare Classic between Florida and Michigan on Saturday, September 2.
“Like all SEC fans, we’ve been counting the days until the return of football, and we have a show worthy of bridging the final few hours until kickoff,” said Tom McCollum, ESPN coordinating producer. “We’re thrilled to be at one of the very best opening weekend games and excited to see Laura, Les, Lauren and our all-star set of analysts in action.”
Miles will be a guest analyst as part of his media tour this season, where he’ll work with more than one company. He’ll join Marcus Spears, Tim Tebow, Paul Finebaum, Lauren Sisler and Laura Rutledge on SEC Nation ahead of the showdown.
They’ll set up outside of AT&T Stadium Saturday morning at 7 a.m. ET. Steve Spurrier is also expected to stop by the set, as well as additional guests.
The three-hour edition kicks off at 9 a.m. ET.
Florida is coming off yet another SEC Championship appearance, its second consecutive, losing both times to Alabama. With Feliepe Franks en tow and Malik Zaire a transfer from Notre Dame, Florida is looking to take another step forward from its 9-4 season.
Michigan’s season came down to a last-second loss to Ohio State in the final week of the year. The Wolverines reload under Jim Harbaugh and will look to recover from its Orange Bowl loss to the Florida State Seminoles.
Miles was fired from LSU this past year after over 12 seasons. Miles originally took over at LSU after Nick Saban departed for the NFL. Miles, a Michigan alum, had coached with Oklahoma State, Colorado, Michigan, and the Dallas Cowboys before he took the LSU job in 2005.