Les Miles stays loyal to LSU even after dismissal
Les Miles joined the show and explained why he didn’t fight LSU when it decided to fire him. Here is part of the conversation …
DP: How were you told you were fired?
LM: Face to face. Joe Alleva said we’re going to have to make a change. And I’m for the Tigers and anything that they see that makes the Tigers better then I’m for them. I accepted that outcome and support and will support that decision and these Tigers as we go forward.
DP: Did you fight it ?
LM: It was beyond fighting. The enjoyment of being here, the enjoyment of community, the experiences that my family’s had it’s too important to me to fight over. I mean it’s history, it’s what we are and if they see a change makes the Tigers better then I am for them.
DP: Did you realize it was this tenuous that one second if you can beat Auburn then all of a sudden you’re still employed? I mean was it coming down to something as minute as that?
LM: Well I want you to know something. How that game ends with the Tigers fighting for their breathe and doing everything that they could. Maybe there’s a way that the coach can get them a second more. I would argue that I made those moves. But uh one second. It’s certainly a decision that was made more appropriately over more than a second