Former Tigers head coach Les Miles spoke on the Dan Patrick Show about his thoughts on being fired Sunday. Despite the situation, he said he is “for the Tigers” and accepted the outcome and decision.
He first heard the news about his release from Joe Alleva, LSU’s athletic director, in a face-to-face encounter. Alleva gave Miles the opportunity to talk to his players after the decision was final:
Miles on talking to #LSU players: "I appreciated Joe Alleva allowing me to do that."— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 26, 2016
Miles did not try to fight the decision because “the enjoyment of being here, the enjoyment of the community, the experiences that my family’s had are too important to me to fight over.”
With Miles out of work, he was asked how he planned to fill out the sudden spare time he had on his hands. “What I have done for probably 12 to 14 hours a day for the last number of years is coach football. So I would have a difficult time not being involved in a game and not being a coach.”
For now, he just wants to purchase a ticket to see the North Carolina Tar Heels face off against Florida State this weekend. Miles’ son plays at North Carolina.
Though no one would blame him if he did, Miles did not have anything negative to say about LSU. He handled his dismissal with class. At the end of the segment, Patrick told Miles that he his handling everything better than Patrick himself would:
The way Les Miles handled himself on the Dan Patrick show is incredible. Guy is incredible. What he did at LSU was incredible. #LesMiles— Kim May (@heykmay) September 26, 2016
You can listen to Miles’ interview below: