Les Miles is firmly on the hot seat and his career with No. 15 LSU may already be over, as he prepares the Tigers (7-3, 4-3 SEC) for their regular season finale this week.
But does Miles’ performance warrant a pink slip? Not based on a stat provided by Paul Finebaum or College Football Live co-host Danny Kanell’s strong stance on the situation, according to 247Sports.com’s Sonny Shipp.
LSU has the third best winning percentage (.621) in arguably the best division in college football, the SEC West, over the past five seasons.
Kannel said LSU’s athletic department would be making a huge mistake by firing Miles, despite his 8-7 record in the Tigers’ last 15 SEC games.
“Fans, boosters, and sometimes university presidents, athletic directors are delusional as far as living in this utopia where you think your team is going to be competing for a national title every single year. It’s not easy,” said Kanell.
“You are dealing with a coach who is the second winningest coach in the SEC since he arrived at LSU, the sixth most winning coach in the entire FBS since he arrived at LSU. This is a team that a month ago was ranked No. 2 in the country … They are going to basically throw $12 million (buyout) into a heap and light it on fire.”