Former LSU coach Les Miles is coming to a television near you.
Miles, fired last week after more than 11 years with the school, said he could see himself as a sports broadcaster, during a 15-minute interview on the set of the Colin Cowherd Show in Los Angeles.
"I could see this being my gig, could put my seat right beside yours, Colin," Miles told Cowherd, the former ESPN radio personality who now works for Fox Sports.
Sporting a purple tie and pocket handkerchief, Miles, in his third public interview since his firing, admitted that he resisted change from outside entities, telling Cowherd that he and his staff knew how to use their players the best. Athletic director Joe Alleva and other university leaders pushed Miles to change his offense.
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Both Alleva and LSU president F. King Alexander released statements last week indicating that the decision to fire Miles involved the coach not utilizing his talents.
"We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that Coach (Ed) Orgeron will do just that," Alleva said in a statement on the day he fired Miles.
Said Miles on Cowherd: "Here’s what happens to me. We know our team best. We know the skills and abilities of the quarterbacks, receivers, defensive linemen, corners. We know our guys. We put them in the best positions to give us the best chance of victory.
"Any opinion that comes from the outside in doesn’t have the merit that the time frame that practices and review and decisions between quality assistants. That’s always been how we’ve operated. That’s been the decision and that’s how we win."
Miles said later in the interview, "I worked inside our building extremely hard to put together to feature our players the best I could to give us the best chance at victory. I always enjoyed that process. I got a great opportunity with the Tigers."
Miles indicated again that he'd like to coach again. He must at least attempt to find a new coaching job, according to the provisions in a buyout clause that will play him $9.6 million over the next six years.
"The right opportunity, right school, right place, you betcha. I don’t play golf. I’m not a fisherman," he said. "My wife is already thrilled with me around the house. ‘You don’t need to organize that, don’t need to organize this. Get out of the house!'"
Orgeron, the 55-year-old Louisiana native who replaced Miles as interim coach, led the Tigers (3-2, 2-1) to a rousing 42-7 win over Missouri last Saturday night. New offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, the replacement for the fired Cam Cameron, manned a unit that broke a school record for offense (634 yards) in a conference game.