Les Miles sat down for his first Saturday interview since his sudden and often criticized termination. In an interview for College GameDay with Tom Rinaldi, Miles was as candid and pleasant as all the support that has poured in for him has suggested.
Wearing a black suit with a purple pocket square and tie, Miles said he still wants to coach and still “loves the game.” He went on to say, “the job that I enjoy most, certainly, until I have other experiences, would be coaching.”
Earlier this week, former LSU athletic director Skip Bertman said that Miles turned down to coach at his alma mater, Michigan, to stay at LSU. Miles has been noncommittal towards Bertman’s comments to this point, saying only “that time’s gone by. There’s a great coach at Michigan now.”
Miles also seems to have no sour tastes or foul smells in his mouth or nose, respectively, in regards to the last play of his last game at LSU. With one second left in a game against rival Auburn, LSU snapped the ball, rolled to the right and fired a game winning score.
However, the ball was not snapped in time and the play did not count, giving Auburn the win.
Miles will surely be a hot topic in the offseason as teams look for an experienced hand to lead their team. He will likely garner interest from teams at the professional level as well, though he has not indicated interest one way or another on the subject.