“At some point in time, there’s a me in this.”

As a general rule of thumb, it’s not a good sign when the media is hearing more about your fate from your bosses than you are.

Then, again, nothing’s happened so far.  Makes you wonder if that $15 million buyout the school would owe if Miles were dismissed is a little more daunting than some are letting on.

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27 responses to ““At some point in time, there’s a me in this.”

  1. Jared S.

    I’d fire him for just sounding so incoherent and clueless in that press conference. (…although he did look pretty sharp!)

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    Apparently the decision to fire him came after losing two in a row, something LSU has done in previous seasons. Apparently the thing that made the biggest difference was losing 2 in a row after being ranked 2. Does that mean if LSU had lost a game earlier and not been number 2 heading to Alabama the outcry for his head would have been less?

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  3. Uglydawg

    Kind of off the subject..But this thought was prompted by the difficulty LSU and Miles have had recently with the West so stout…
    What about the idea of re-aligning the conference divisions every five years? For instance, move UGA to the W, move LSU east, move Mizz west and say, A&M east etc. Move four teams total on a five year basis. That way every fifteen years, the divisions would basically be swapped. Moves would be pre selected five years previous so that accusations of manipulation to benefit a team would not arise. .

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  4. The other Doug

    My tea reading:

    They want to fire him and are negotiating the exit. Les gets $15 million if they fire him today, but only $12 million if they fire him after Jan 1st. Les is a strong negotiator and wants the $15 million to go quietly.

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    • Mayor

      I’d advise him to take the $12 Mill if he can get LSU to forgo the usual “new job salary offsets” the LSU payment obligation clause that is undoubtedly in Miles’ contract. That way he can still coach the bowl which is good for LSU and for him, too. It makes it look more like a retirement. That said, his new school (and there will undoubtedly be one) may want him on the job ASAP which may effectively prevent that.

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  5. HVL Dawg

    South Carolina’s got to be happy.

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  6. Bright Idea

    Maybe this turmoil at so many schools will ultimately rein in these long term contracts for a gazillion dollars. ADs have to know that today’s fans and media will only give any coach about 3 years before they start their harping which ultimately brings the ADs and presidents to their knees. They’re not a courageous or principled bunch to begin with. Example, Butch Jones better win the east next year or he’s gone.

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    • Uglydawg

      Bright, do you really think Butch is in the hotseat? I have no idea..I can’t relate to how Tennessee fans think, but he seems to be making steady, if slow, progress up there. But I do hope you’re right!

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  7. simpl_matter

    LSU lost their incoming *4 QB yesterday. Recruits start flippin’ it’s time to start trippin’!

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    • Macallanlover

      Hated to hear that yesterday, hope an East team doesn’t land him, he had a pretty good showing at some camps this past year. Better him at LSU than FU, TN, or SC.

      LSU is as whacky as UGA when it comes to keeping things riled up with coaches. But things do seem to past the breaking point there, the $15MM buyout may save things for them.

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      • simpl_matter

        I heard the kid is leaning gator now (he’s from FL). Reading over some LSU fan reactions, seems there’s a lot more resentment of Les than one would expect (10+ wins a season is not enough for some people). If TA&M somehow pulls out a win over them, Katy bar the door!!

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  8. Connor

    What’s interesting to me in this coaching carousel is that Paul Johnson doesn’t appear to be on it. This Tech team has made an historic face-plant, but I’m not seeing his name bandied about as even on the hot seat. Maybe it’s out there and just getting obscured by these other high-profile openings, but I’m surprised there’s not more heat on him.

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    • Dolly Llama

      They know they’ll never do any better.

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    • BMan

      They can’t afford to get rid of him. Not sure if they’re done paying off Paul Hewitt yet, but if they are, it’s only recently. As for Johnson’s contract, which was extended last year to 2020, “He would receive the full remaining value of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons, if terminated before then, but the buyout would be reduced to $1 million per season for the final three years. The contract also stipulates a $750,000 buyout if Johnson leaves to take a head coaching job with another FBS team.” Not only can they not afford to get rid of him, but if they did, it would be a few years of retooling offensive recruiting to get players fit for something other than the triple option. He’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Maybe its because nobody cares about gtu.

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