Who will Les Miles root for after being fired from LSU? Two B1G teams
It wasn’t long ago that Les Miles was expected to start a national title run by beating Wisconsin in the season opener.
No, seriously. That was only a month ago.
But Miles lost that game and he lost another on Saturday, which wiped out the Tigers’ national title hopes and left the longtime coach without a job before October.
Miles joined the Dan Patrick Show a day after being fired to discuss what was next in his life. In the right situation, the 62-year-old Miles will coach again. No one knows where or when that will be.
In the meantime, Miles will be able to enjoy college football as a fan. In addition to rooting for his son’s North Carolina team and Oklahoma State — where he was at before LSU — Miles has a couple of B1G teams to root for:
“Rooting for Tar Heels, Cowboys and Michigan. When Ben is at the school he is committed to, I’ll be rooting for them (Neb).” Les
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) September 26, 2016
Miles played in Ann Arbor in the 70s and was an assistant coach at Michigan. At one time, he was expected to become the Wolverines’ next head coach. Though that never happened, Miles has always been supportive of his alma mater. So he certainly wouldn’t mind watching his Wolverines continue their undefeated start.
And with his son, Ben, committed to Nebraska’s 2017 class, the Huskers have another high-profile fan in waiting. Ben Miles picked the Huskers over his dad’s program in part because of their use of the fullback. But Miles said that his Nebraska fandom won’t start until after Ben arrives in Lincoln.
Both of those B1G teams are off to undefeated starts. The Miles household could get interesting if we got a Michigan-Nebraska B1G Championship this year.