A Bad Call but Yet Another Clock Issue for Les Miles
Time expired Saturday night at the LSU vs Auburn game and many people from both sides stood in shock, and unsure who won the game. LSU took a last-second snap, and quarterback Danny Etling threw an amazing pass to his receiver D.J. Chark in the right corner of the end zone. Chark made an excellent catch that appeared to give LSU a 19-18 victory. After Auburn called a quick review of the play the call was reversed and LSU lost the touchdown and the game.
Sunday afternoon, LSU announced that both Les Miles and his offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have been fired. Defensive line coach, Ed Orgeron, will take over as the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season.
The news comes less than 24 hours after the heartbreaking 18-13 loss to Auburn on the road. LSU started the season ranked No. 5 in the preseason polls, but then opened the season by losing to an unranked Wisconsin team at Lambeau field, 16-14. LSU went on to beat both Mississippi State and Jacksonville State, but the loss to Auburn brought the Tigers to a 2-2 record by Week 4.
Truthfully, rumors were swirling that the coaches from LSU and Auburn were both on the hot seat going into the game. For years, antics from the Mad Hatter have led up to his firing. It’s certainly not the first time he has had issues with clock management.
According to ESPN, stubborness brought down Les Miles. Twitter was on fire with opinions flowing from all sides.
Les Miles Says He Understands His Firing
“They wanted more production. They wanted more wins. I understand.” Les Miles discusses his recent firing from LSU. https://t.co/EyupJhcvrp
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 1, 2016
— ESPN (@espn) September 26, 2016
What’s Next for Les Miles?
CBS Sports has a breakdown of possible destinations for Coach Miles.