There’s reportedly been no contact between the two sides, but a former LSU coach would like to return to the SEC — and the coaching ranks — by taking the Tennessee job.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, former LSU coach Les Miles is “very interested” in the Vols’ opening. Miles has discussed the job with a source and would like to meet with Tennessee officials, although there has been no contact yet, per Rittenberg.
Former LSU and Oklahoma State coach Les Miles is very interested in the Tennessee coaching vacancy, according to a source close to Miles who has discussed the Vols job with him in recent days. At this point, Miles has had no contact with Tennessee… https://t.co/8cv4TUNCi7
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 30, 2017
Miles coached at LSU from 2005-16, going 114-34 during that time, which included posting a 62-28 mark in SEC play. However, he was fired before the end of the 2016 season after the Tigers started 2-2.
Prior to coaching at LSU, Miles was Oklahoma State’s head coach from 2001-04. He has also served as an assistant for Michigan, Colorado, Oklahoma State and the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.
While there have been no reports of Tennessee being interested in Miles, the Vols are quickly losing candidates. They’ve extended offers to Greg Schiano, Mike Gundy, Jeff Brohm and Dave Doeren all this week, but still haven’t been able to land a new coach.
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