Former LSU coach Les Miles will likely pop up on your television screen to give analysis at some point during the 2017 college football season.
Miles told the Baton Rouge Advocate that he’s in the midst of deciding what TV gig he wants to do this fall. Per the report, he said he visited Fox, though it also reasons ESPN and others would be interested. Who wouldn’t want the eminently quotable coach on their airwaves this fall?
“I’m going to be in media and in a number of different places,” Miles told the Advocate, “and I’m going to have a blast.”
Speaking of Miles being a quotable coach, he also had this to say about whatever he ends up doing in TV. Yes, we can confirm that accuracy is good.
“I’m a guy who knows a lot about football,” Miles said. “Certainly the situations and adjectives that describe college football are going to be something I’m easily accustomed to. I’ll be able to tell you after the first quarter what thoughts are going through the coach’s mind.
“I’m also a guy new to the business,” he added. “I want to be one of the best, not (just) calling the game, but I’d like to be very accurate.”
Miles was fired from LSU after the team started 2-2 to begin the 2016 season. He was replaced by interim coach Ed Orgeron — now the permanent coach of the Tigers — and LSU finished the season 8-4.
It was the third-straight season with fewer than 10 wins for LSU, and former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made sure to note that in a speech he gave at the Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday.
Spurrier, whose team won the Independence Bowl at the end of the 2014 season, still has his zinger.
“You can have a bunch of good ball players and not win — all you LSU fans know about that,” Spurrier said (via the Shreveport Times).
How about we get Spurrier and Miles on TV together to call a few games this year? We’d pay extra for that ability, especially if Brent Musburger was brought in to do some of the play-by-play.
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