The LSU Tigers fired head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
The Tigers are 2-2 on the season with wins over Mississippi State and Jacksonville State but losses to Wisconsin and Auburn. The even start was the worst of Miles’ 12-year career with the program and as a result, LSU fell out of the top 25 after the loss to Auburn.
Miles was at risk of losing his job during the midst of a three-game losing streak in the 2015 season. Rumors circulated that LSU president F. King Alexander was planning to fire him at the end of the season, though that report was ultimately denied. The Tigers won the last game of the 2015 season over Texas A&M and Miles kept his job.
The veteran coach finishes with a 114-34 overall record at LSU. He led the Tigers to the 2007 BCS National Championship and also won the SEC in both 2007 and 2011. On the down side, the team lost 10 conference games from 2013 through 2015. However, the Tigers did win six total bowl games during Miles’ tenure.
Despite the presence of star running back Leonard Fournette and several other talents at skill positions, the Tigers’ offense has continued to look underwhelming as of late. Starting quarterback Brandon Harris was benched for Purdue transfer Danny Etling as Miles has been criticized for having a simplistic offense, one that holds back the roster’s talents.
Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take the role of interim head coach. He took over for Lane Kiffin after his firing at USC.