LSU squashes Les Miles Gridiron Club rumors
BATON ROUGE - LSU came down hard against rumors that Les Miles made comments Friday about ending his career as coach for the Tigers.
The blog Tiger Rag reported that Miles indicated to members of the Gridiron Club during a Friday meeting that he was leaving after the Texas A&M game. The blog claimed sources who were at the meeting told them Miles made the statement "in an indirect but clear manner."
LSU Football's official Twitter account denied the rumors in clear, direct language Friday afternoon.
Contrary to media reports, #LSU coach Les Miles has not resigned nor did he indicate he was resigning when speaking to booster group today.— LSU Football (@LSUfball) November 27, 2015
News 2 spoke with multiple people who attended the Gridiron Club meeting and refuted the article's claims. Specifically, they said Miles told members he hoped to coach the Tigers through a possible bowl game, which would indicate he planned to remain as head coach at least through the bowl season.
LSU's Michael Bonnette also said Miles told him he did not say this would be his last season at LSU at the meeting.
His comments did show Miles was unsure how his future would unfold at LSU, according to sources at the meeting, but not that his departure had already been decided.
Questions about Miles' future began after a three-game losing skid for the Tigers, which ended their perfect record and knocked them out of the national rankings. At a press conference this week Miles said he understood those questions were valid, but that he intended to focus solely on coaching through the Tigers Senior Night on Saturday.
LSU faces Texas A&M at Tiger Stadium Saturday at 6:30 p.m.