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Reports: LSU Has Fired Les Miles

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And the end has finally come.

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Per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate:

We will stay on top of this and continue to update with details as we get them. If I’m a betting man, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take over as interim head coach, and Dameyune Craig will move to offensive coordinator.

In the meantime...

UPDATE: Yup

UPDATE 2:

UPDATE, 3:35 P.M.: Les Miles is out as football coach at LSU, and so is his offensive coordinator.

Multiple sources told The Advocate that Miles and Cam Cameron were fired Sunday, a day after LSU, ranked No. 5 in the preseason Top 25, fell to 2-2 with an 18-13 loss at Auburn. It's the worst start to a season since Miles took over in 2005.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will be LSU’s interim coach. The decision to oust Cameron and Miles was made Sunday afternoon in a discussion involving LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, school president F. King Alexander and other university leaders.

The Advocate reported at 3 p.m. that leaders were entering deep discussions regarding Miles and Cameron’s futures and that an extensive evaluation, usually reserved for after the season, was unfolding in Baton Rouge.

UPDATE 3 (5 p.m.): More

Multiple sources told The Advocate that Miles and Cam Cameron were fired Sunday, a day after LSU, ranked No. 5 in the preseason Top 25, fell to 2-2 with an 18-13 loss at Auburn. It's the worst start to a season since Miles took over in 2005.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will be introduced to the team as LSU’s interim coach at a 5 p.m. meeting, a source said. Orgeron and LSU deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry were seen entering the football operations complex at 3:35 p.m. Ausberry declined comment.

The decision to oust Cameron and Miles was made Sunday afternoon in a discussion involving LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, school president F. King Alexander and other university leaders. A source said Miles met with Alleva between 2:30-3:30 p.m. and took the news of his dismissal well. Alleva was seen being driven to the LSU football complex at 3:40 p.m.

An official announcement is expected Sunday evening. Alleva will hold a news conference sometime Monday.

There was no immediate word on who would assume Cameron's play calling duties. First-year wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig has been an offensive coordinator, as has tight ends coach and former LSU quarterback Steve Ensminger. Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, who serves as LSU's running game coordinator, is also a potential candidate.

Long-time collegiate defensive line coach Pete Jenkins is expected to join LSU's staff as well.

Orgeron was head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07. He also served as interim head coach in 2013 at Southern California after Lane Kiffin was fired during that season, going 6-2.

UPDATE 5:07 p.m.: LSU has issued an official statement.

"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."