A maddening loss to Ole Miss last season in which Miles and the Tigers botched a chance to win it cost LSU a 10-win season and has helped to stoke whatever fire burns today.
“Hot seat” might not be totally accurate for Miles’ status, but he clearly is going to be under closer scrutiny than ever as the season unfolds. His six-year rollover contract, which pays him $3.75 million per season, was not rolled over the past two years.
In a letter to season-ticket holders shortly after football season, Athletic Director Joe Alleva wrote that the nine victories last season were “nice” but that “nice is not our annual goal. We intend to contend for – and win – championships at LSU.”