Les Miles to meet with Minnesota about head coaching vacancy

Former LSU coach Les Miles could be returning to the sideline sooner rather than later.

On Thursday, it was reported by 120Sports’ Michael Kim that Miles is set to meet with the Minnesota football program regarding its head coaching vacancy.

Miles was fired from the Tigers midseason after a 2-2 start to 2016.

Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck, former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, Boise State’s Bryan Harsin and Wyoming’s Craig Bohl have also been named as potential candidates for the Gophers job.

Whoever ultimately ends up with the Minnesota job will be taking over a volatile locker room.

Former head coach Tracy Claeys was fired by the university after supporting his players’ decision to boycott team related activities to show support for their teammates who were suspended for an alleged gang rape.

After Claeys’ firing, ESPN’s Brettt McMurphy reported players were unhappy with the decision and that a lot of players could transfer.

Minnesota finished its 2016 campaign with a 9-4 record and a win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.

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Photo Credit: Twitter/Les Miles

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