Since the LSU Tigers started the year 7-0, they have lost their last two games by an average of two touchdowns. The team is officially out of SEC West and College Football Playoff contention and they are dangerously close to not winning 10 games for the second year in a row.
It hasn’t been pretty for the Tigers since they lost to Alabama two weeks ago. They have tumbled from the No. 2 ranking to 15 with just two losses and it has been reported that head coach Les Miles could be coaching for his job in the final two games of the season.
According to LSU beat writer Scott Rabalais of The New Orleans Advocate, there is a strong indication that Miles could be on his way out if he doesn’t perform well over the last few weeks.
He talked about it still being early, but it could be a matter of win or get fired for Miles.
“The raw arithmetic doesn’t truly match up — Miles has won 78 percent of his games — but nonetheless a growing, gnawing disquiet has brought the man they call The Mad Hatter to yet another precipice,” he wrote.
“It’s early yet, relatively speaking, and as can be expected, no one is eager to go public regarding Miles’ future at this point. But 25 years of covering LSU, cultivating a variety of knowledgeable sources, have led this writer to believe that there is a serious threat to Miles’ tenure here.”
I understand fans’ frustrations right simply because of how things have gone. The Tigers have not played for an SEC Championship since winning it in 2011 and they will miss the game for a fourth straight year.
With the way so many coaching positions have become available due to fans voicing their opinions this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Tigers decide to go in a different direction if Miles doesn’t finish the year strong.
The Tigers play their last two games on the road as they travel to Oxford to play Ole Miss on Saturday and to College Station to play Texas A&M next Friday.
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