Les Miles explains why he definitely plans to coach again

BY foxsports • October 5, 2016

It seemed like almost immediately after Les Miles was fired at LSU, the attention not only turned to who would replace him in Baton Rouge, but where Miles would land. Although Miles is 62, he's got a strong resume that includes a national championship, making him an ideal candidate at just about any school.

But while the coaching carousel has been heating up, Miles has been relatively quiet -- at least until Wednesday. Miles made a guest appearance on 'The Herd with Colin Cowherd,' and one of the topics discussed was Miles' future in coaching.

As you'll see in the video below, Cowherd asked Miles point blank: "Do you want to coach again?" And the Mad Hatter didn't hesitate to answer.  

Given how successful Miles was at LSU and how things ended, you couldn't help but think that he would want to get back into the sport and go out on his terms. At this point, it isn't so much about winning a national championship or any major bowl game; instead, it's about finishing his career with pride.  

It will be interesting to see who might be interested in Miles. It's obviously tough to say -- only the LSU and Florida International jobs are open right now -- but depending on how things shake out, a number of options could nice fits.

If Kentucky lets go of Mark Stoops, you'd have to think Miles would be an option there. And if Tom Herman left Houston, that would make sense geographically as well, since Miles spent so much time across the Gulf of Mexico at LSU. With his Midwestern roots, you've got to think that Purdue would want him if it moves on from Darrell Hazell, but would Miles hold out for something better? If the wheels completely fall off for James Franklin (admittedly, it would take a lot), would Penn State pursue Les?

No matter what happens, it's safe to say that Les will be in high demand this offseason.  



share story