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LSU fires head coach Les Miles after 12 seasons

LSU decided to shake things up after a disappointing loss to Auburn. 

LSU has fired head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the school announced on Sunday.

The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger first reported the news.

Dellenger said earlier Sunday that “[a]n extensive evaluation of the program, normally reserved for after the season, is unfolding in Baton Rouge.” 

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who was previously Ole Miss’s head coach and the interim head coach at USC, will be the interim head coach, Dellenger adds

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The decision comes after Miles bungled the clock management at the end of Saturday’s game. LSU appeared to have scored a game-winning touchdown as time expired but the officials determined after a review that the ball was not snapped in time and the touchdown did not count. Auburn won the game 18–13. 

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Miles had been LSU’s head coach since 2005 and won two SEC titles and a national title in his 12 years in Baton Rouge. He was rumored to be on the way out last year but he was brought back. Miles is under contract through 2019 and would have been owed $15 million if he was fired after last season.