Les Miles to serve as CBS studio analyst for LSU-Alabama game, he says
Despite his absence from the sideline, Les Miles will be a part of the yearly clash between LSU and Alabama.
The former longtime Tigers coach is scheduled to serve as a CBS studio analyst for the game Nov. 4 in Tuscaloosa, he said in an interview earlier this week. Miles is expected to deliver analysis before and after the game and at halftime.
The game's kickoff time and network have not been announced, but CBS has chosen the game for the past 10 years. For the past six years, Alabama and LSU have played on CBS' primetime slot as the nightcap to the network's yearly day-night doubleheader. Over the summer the network announced that the Nov. 4 weekend would again be host to the day-night doubleheader, with games at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
CBS normally announces its selection of games each Monday for the following week. Other Southeastern Conference games that weekend include Texas A&M-Auburn, Missouri-Florida, South Carolina-Georgia and Ole Miss-Kentucky.
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Miles coached in 12 games of the heated rivalry series between the Tigers and Crimson Tide, going 5-7 in those contests. He won five of the first seven before losing the last five starting with that 21-0 defeat in the 2011 national championship game.
Miles, 63, is still hoping to land a head coaching job after this season, he said. For now, he’s dabbling in television, serving as an analyst in spot duty with several networks, mostly Fox. He was in the booth as a color analyst for Northern Illinois’ upset of Nebraska on FS1 on Sept. 16, and he served earlier this fall on a panel with other former coaches on ESPNews’ film room show.
He was part of ESPN’s season-opening megacast ahead of the Ohio State-Indiana game on Aug. 31, and the former Michigan lineman appeared on SEC Network’s SEC Nation show live from Arlington, Texas, before the Florida-Michigan Week 1 showdown at AT&T Stadium.
LSU fired Miles four games into last season, ending his near 12-year stint with the program. He still lives with his wife Kathy and children in Baton Rouge.