Louisiana State University has fired its head football coach, Les Miles.
The announcement came a day after an 18 to 13 loss to Auburn University. Miles, who brought a National Championship to the school and two Southeastern Conference titles to the school, was on the hot seat before the season started. The Auburn game seemed to be the last straw as LSU lost on a last second play when referees discounted an LSU touchdown that would have won them the game.
The Tigers are now two and two on the season. LSU also announced that offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, was also to be dismissed. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has been promoted on an interim basis to head coach of the football team.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make. Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult,” read a statement from LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics, Joe Alleva. “However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”