5 Potential Replacements For Les Miles at LSU

By Brad Berreman
5 Potential Replacements For Les Miles at LSU
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5 Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

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In a true case of "where there's smoke, there's fire", Les Miles may be coaching his last game at LSU on Saturday against Texas A&M. Comments he made to a group of boosters may have been misinterpreted, but ESPN's Joe Schad has reported that LSU leadership is "heavily in favor" of a coaching change. If Miles is relieved of his duties at LSU, here are five candidates to replace him.

5 Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

In a true case of "where there's smoke, there's fire", Les Miles may be coaching his last game at LSU on Saturday against Texas A&M. Comments he made to a group of boosters may have been misinterpreted, but ESPN's Joe Schad has reported that LSU leadership is "heavily in favor" of a coaching change. If Miles is relieved of his duties at LSU, here are five candidates to replace him.

5. Chip Kelly

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As things continue to deteriorate for the Philadelphia Eagles this year, Kelly seems destined to become a college coach again very soon. LSU has to make a big hire if Miles is let go, and if there are any back channel hints that Kelly will be available the school may be willing to wait a bit before hiring a a new coach.

5. Chip Kelly

As things continue to deteriorate for the Philadelphia Eagles this year, Kelly seems destined to become a college coach again very soon. LSU has to make a big hire if Miles is let go, and if there are any back channel hints that Kelly will be available the school may be willing to wait a bit before hiring a a new coach.

4. Dan Mullen

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Mullen has a 54-44 record over nearly seven seasons at Mississippi State, and he's been a rumored candidate for a lot of other jobs in recent years. There would be obviously be bigger pressure at LSU, but Mullen may be willing to embrace the challenge and leave Starkville.

4. Dan Mullen

Mullen has a 54-44 record over nearly seven seasons at Mississippi State, and he's been a rumored candidate for a lot of other jobs in recent years. There would be obviously be bigger pressure at LSU, but Mullen may be willing to embrace the challenge and leave Starkville.

3. Larry Fedora

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North Carolina's 10-1 mark heading into their regular season finale, and a 65-37 record over eight combined seasons at Southern Miss and North Carolina, is sure to make Fedora a potential candidate for some marquee job openings. He spent three seasons as an offensive assistant at Florida (2002-2004), so the SEC is not completely foreign to Fedora.

3. Larry Fedora

North Carolina's 10-1 mark heading into their regular season finale, and a 65-37 record over eight combined seasons at Southern Miss and North Carolina, is sure to make Fedora a potential candidate for some marquee job openings. He spent three seasons as an offensive assistant at Florida (2002-2004), so the SEC is not completely foreign to Fedora.

2. Tommy Tuberville

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Cincinnati has been bowl-eligible in three straight seasons under Tuberville, including nine-win campaigns in 2013 and 2014. He also had success in the SEC at Ole Miss (25-20 over four seasons, 1995-1998) and Auburn (85-40 over 10 seasons, 1999-2008) , so LSU could have more than cursory interest in Tuberville.

2. Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati has been bowl-eligible in three straight seasons under Tuberville, including nine-win campaigns in 2013 and 2014. He also had success in the SEC at Ole Miss (25-20 over four seasons, 1995-1998) and Auburn (85-40 over 10 seasons, 1999-2008) , so LSU could have more than cursory interest in Tuberville.

1. Jimbo Fisher

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All indications are that Florida State's head coach is the top candidate to replace Miles. Fisher has ties to LSU, since he was offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach there from 2000-2006 (under Nick Saban as well as Miles), so if he wants to return to Baton Rouge the opportunity may be there.

1. Jimbo Fisher

All indications are that Florida State's head coach is the top candidate to replace Miles. Fisher has ties to LSU, since he was offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach there from 2000-2006 (under Nick Saban as well as Miles), so if he wants to return to Baton Rouge the opportunity may be there.

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