Crank up the Oregon State rumor mill, because another former big-time coach is reportedly interested.
Last week, it was Rick Neuheisel refusing to be bashful about his clipboard and headset desires. Now, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times’ Kevin Hampton, it’s the hat — Les Miles.
— Kevin Hampton (@HamptonKevin) November 7, 2017
Who is Les Miles, you ask? Miles once served as the head coach at Louisiana State University, where he posted a record of 114-34 in 12 seasons at LSU and won a national championship in 2007. He also once ate grass pulled from the field at Tiger Stadium. Prior to his time at LSU, he spent 4 seasons at the helm of Oklahoma State, going 28-21 in that span.
Since his dismissal from LSU in 2016, Miles has spent his time as an analyst for various networks covering college football, and using one or both of his thumbs to tweet.
Nothing like leaving in plenty of time and missing your plane!!Lock down at every turn!! I'm coming …Dog sledding is faster!!
— Les Miles (@CoachLesMiles) October 19, 2017
Miles will likely have to wait longer to get a new coaching job than he did for his next flight back in October. But his addition to the ring of Oregon State hopefuls provides plenty of intrigue for a school that thought it was getting a big-time coach in Gary Andersen, who abruptly resigned in the middle of the 2017 season. Perhaps an addition like Miles could bring Oregon State to sustainable prominence.
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