Ever since Les Miles was fired last year by LSU, he has yet to find another job on the sidelines. That does mean that Miles isn’t looking either, as Miles admitted that he interviewed for multiple jobs last year.
The latest rumors around Miles have been that he was interested in the Oregon State job after head coach Gary Anderson was let go earlier this year. Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette-Times’ reported that Miles was interested in the job, but it appears that Oregon State may not be reciprocating that interest as of now. According to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, Oregon State has not contacted Miles about the position.
This could mean a couple of things, one of which being that Oregon State has now interest in Miles, who turns 64 on Friday. The other could be that the Beavers haven’t gotten that far in the search for their next permanent head coach, as there is still a month to go in the season.
Miles isn’t the only one that has been rumored for the Oregon State job, as former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel and recently departed Florida coach Jim McElwain have both had their names floated out there. Neuheisel, currently with CBS, was the one that threw his own hat in the ring if Oregon State was interested.
Miles has a 113-34 career record as a head coach, having coached at both Oklahoma State and LSU. Miles’ LSU team won the BCS national championship in 2007, and lost in the BCS national championship game in 2011. Miles never won less than eight games in a full season while at LSU, and his teams won over 10 games in seven of the 12 years he was in Baton Rouge.
[H/T SEC Country]