The NFL Is Mad For Miles
LSU head coach Les Miles is garnering interest from several NFL teams. While there are no coaching vacancies in the NFL at this time, and with Miles happy at LSU, some might dismiss the rumored interest that several NFL executive want Miles. Don't. League executives continue to drop Miles' name when asked about future coaching candidates.
NFL writer Mike Freeman of cbssports.com claims that the NFL interest in Miles is currently at an all-time high.
His weird play calls and unusual use of the English language -- not quite Bobby Bowden-like but in the same universe -- were once used against him, but are now being ignored. Winning will do that. There's also the fact he has NFL experience spending two years as tight ends coach of the Dallas Cowboys. An LSU spokesman initially said Miles would speak with me. He even suggested a day. Then, communication ceased. My guess: The university wasn't going to help promote the fact that Miles had drawn extensive NFL interest.
Can't blame them. But I think they're fighting the inevitable. I think it's only a matter of time before Miles is gone to the pros.
Freeman drops several bold statements in his article regarding Miles. Here is the thing about Freeman though, his sources have always been solid.
Just because the NFL has interest in Miles doesn't mean he would ever leave Baton Rouge. Michigan made two runs at their former offensive lineman and Miles elected to stay at LSU on both occasions. However, the NFL might be appealing in a different way. LSU never lost Nick Saban to Alabama. They lost Nick Saban to the NFL.
Tiger fans have already experienced losing a great coach to the NFL. They'd rather not go through it again.