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LSU fires head coach Les Miles, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron

Les Miles fired as head coach of LSU after 11-plus seasons. Courtesy: WAFB Les Miles fired as head coach of LSU after 11-plus seasons. Courtesy: WAFB
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LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles after 11-plus seasons with the program.

LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva made the official announcement on Sunday afternoon that Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would be relieved of their duties.

“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.”

This news comes less than 24 hours after LSU’s 18-13 loss at Auburn Saturday night which dropped the Tigers’ record to 2-2, the worst start to a season by LSU under Miles.

Miles’ LSU coaching career ends with a record of 114-34 and having won 77 percent of his games, the highest winning percentage of any LSU coach since it joined the SEC in 1933.

Miles led the Tigers to two SEC Championships (2007, 2011) and the 2007 National Championship. LSU also fell to Alabama 21-0 in the 2011 BCS Title game, finishing the season 13-1.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron is expected to take over as LSU’s interim head coach. Orgeron was the head coach of Ole Miss from 2005-07.

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