Dig Baton Rouge

The Les Miles Saga

By Andrew Mongrue

The 2015 LSU Football Season will come to a close in less than a week with a bowl game in Houston and that destination could not be more fitting.

The Tigers’ 2014 season began in Houston and marked the beginning of LSU’s current two season long passing game conundrum.

LSU’s one-dimensional offense led to three straight losses for the Tigers this season, following a 7-0 start, and put coach Les Miles’ job on the chopping block for much of November.

The week leading up to the regular season finale against Texas A&M was filled with numerous reports that pointed to LSU buying out Miles’ contract, thus ending the Miles era in Baton Rouge.

LSU football4Even though most fans and pundits expected Miles was coaching the final game of his eleven year tenure against Texas A&M, moments after LSU defeated the Aggies 19-7 and Miles was carried off the field by his players, Joe Alleva shocked the college football world by announcing Miles would remain as LSU’s head coach.

In the following weeks, LSU, as a university and football program, became the laughing stock of college football. The unprofessional approach and handling of the entire situation by Alleva and President F. King Alexander caused many people to call for Alleva and Alexander to be fired.

The relationship between Miles’ and the administration will be in question throughout the offseason.


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