Former LSU head coach Les Miles is reportedly interested in the coaching opening at Oregon State. However, according to CBS’ Dennis Dodd, the Beavers have yet to contact Miles about the job.
Oregon State has not contacted Les Miles.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) November 9, 2017
Miles served as the head coach at LSU from 2005-2016, posting a record of 114-34 highlighted by a national championship in 2007. Miles, also known as The Hat, is 63 years old and is known as a top notch recruiter. Prior to his time at LSU, he spent four seasons at the helm of Oklahoma State, going 28-21 in that span.
— Kevin Hampton (@HamptonKevin) November 7, 2017
Miles has been a coaching free agent since the middle of the 2016 season when he was fired at LSU. In the meantime he’s been interested in numerous job openings and was close to landing the job at Houston. Oregon State would be an interesting destination for him considering he has never coached west of Colorado and that was in the early 1980’s.
Oregon State has improved over the last couple weeks under the leadership of interim coach Cory Hall. The Beavers are likely evaluating him before reaching out to other candidates directly, though it’s fair to assume they’ve been active behind the scenes. Miles was not one of the 5 coaching candidates mentioned here after former coach Gary Andersen left the team last month. However, he would be an exciting choice given his success at LSU.
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