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Les Miles addresses hot seat rumors


The LSU Tigers’ season has certainly began to get away from them in the last two weeks. Since starting off 7-0, they have lost two straight, with their most recent loss coming at home against touchdown-underdog Arkansas.

Wednesday morning, there were rumors circulating that said head coach Les Miles could be coaching for his job in the team’s last two games.

According to The Advocate, Miles addressed those rumors and feels virtually no additional pressure.

“I’ve kind of always played beyond a … when you finish second, I’ve always played the same style of football,” he said. “To get back on track is a sincere feeling in this program. When you go two games, it’s painful. I don’t know (that there’s) any additional pressure (than) in my second game when we finished second to Tennessee and went on to have a great season.”

“I think it’s imperative that the Tigers get back on track,” he finished. “I don’t think there could be anymore, additional motivation that I have.”

He also talked about his relationship with Athletic Director Joe Alleva. He said that he has received a ton of support from him and the rest of the administration.

“I think it’s been very consistent,” the coach said. “I don’t think there are any issues. This is the style of job you get. You’re expected to win. Heck, that’s the kind of job that I want. I enjoy going into a stadium where everybody believes you ought to beat the tar out of the opponent.”

If the Tigers fall to Ole Miss on Saturday, it would be their first three-game losing streak under Miles and their first one in a decade and a half. This shows that the program could be at an all-time low after being at one of its highest points in the last few seasons just two weeks ago.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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