NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Amid growing speculation that his job is under fire, LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles has repeatedly said that he is just focused on the task at hand, coaching his team Saturday against Texas A&M. One of his former players, championship-winning quarterback Matt Flynn, spoke Wednesday in the Saints locker room about the situation. "Do I think it's a mistake? I think it is... off the cuff... yeah, I do. He's had success, he's helped build the program. I just think that if they decide... whoever decides, makes the decision... just be careful what you're asking for," Flynn said.
Flynn played for Nick Saban in 2003 and 2004 before the former Tigers head coach moved on to the Miami Dolphins. Flynn then played for Miles in his remaining three years of eligibility, capped off by a BCS Championship in the Superdome. That title is the pinnacle of Miles' tenure in Baton Rouge and one Flynn feels his former coach is constantly judged by. "I think at LSU, there has been a lot of people that have built up expectations over there and Les Miles has been a big part of that so he is one of the big reasons that expectations are so high, so I understand why people get frustrated when expectations aren't met but it certainly is surprising as a former player that had success under him that it's come to a head at this point, like this, like it has."
The Tigers' season finale is Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 PM against the unranked Aggies.