football-fbs flag

LSU Athletics | September 25, 2016

LSU names Orgeron interim HC, relieves Miles of duties

  Former LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will step up as interim head coach after Les Miles was relieved of his duties Sunday.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Les Miles has been relieved of his duties as LSU’s head football coach and will be replaced by Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced on Sunday afternoon along with consultation from the Officers on the LSU Board of Supervisors and LSU President Dr. F. King Alexander.

“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” Alleva said. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our university, which makes this even more difficult.

“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. 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 Orgeron will do just that.”

Miles, the second-winningest coach in school history, posted a 114-34 record in 11-plus seasons at LSU. The Tigers are 2-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play this season.

Alleva announced that offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron was also dismissed on Sunday evening. Orgeron will announce his new staff assignments on Monday.

A press conference will take place on Monday at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the dismissal of Miles along with the promotion of Orgeron to interim head coach. The press conference will be held on the fifth floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building and will be available free on LSUsports.net/live and Facebook.com/LSUfootball.

Women’s college soccer: 5 things to know before SEC play kicks off

Conference play kicks off on Sept. 19 in the SEC, and teams like South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M are ready to show why they should be included in the conversation surrounding College Cup contenders.
READ MORE

College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25: Clemson stays No. 1, LSU joins top 4 in Week 3

After beating Syracuse, Maryland is in the AP Top 25 Poll for the first time since 2013. Clemson remained at No. 1, LSU-Texas made an impact, and more takeaways from the Week 3 poll.
READ MORE

What Week 2's top scores mean for the College Football Playoff race

Week 2's football games had considerable implications toward the College Football Playoffs, as No. 6 LSU proves to be in serious contention.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners