LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles’ job was in danger heading into Saturday. After a 38-17 loss to Ole Miss, his position is certainly in peril and his fate likely fait accompli.
The Tigers are losers of three games in a row since being ranked No. 2 in the country in the College Football Playoff rankings. Multiple-score losses to Alabama and Arkansas put Miles on the hot seat even before this weekend.
“I think if he wins the next two games, it’s still something that needs to be looked at,” LSU Board of Supervisors member Ronald Anderson told The Advertiser on Friday. “It’s the way they lost the two games.”
Anderson added: “If he wins them both, that complicates it. That’s my opinion. It’s not just the number of losses, but the quality of the losses. The next two games are really important to deciding the future of the program. And you’ve got to look at the progress of the program from the standpoint of a number of years.”
Following Saturday’s loss, yet another multi-score defeat, there is a real chance next Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge against Texas A&M is Miles’ last on the LSU sideline. Miles is 110-33 (60-27 in SEC) in his 11 seasons at the helm.