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Sources confirm Les Miles and Cam Cameron fired by LSU

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Cam Cameron (Source: WAFB) Cam Cameron (Source: WAFB)
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Multiple sources have confirmed to WAFB that LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, less than 24 hours after an 18-13 loss at Auburn.

Miles was in his 12th season as the Tigers' head coach with a record of 114 wins and 34 losses, but had not taken an LSU team to an SEC Championship game since the 2011 season that ended in a BCS title game loss to Nick Saban and Alabama.

Ed Orgeron, who guided USC successfully to a winning season as an interim head coach after the Trojans fired Lane Kiffin, has been promoted to interim head coach at LSU. The Tigers (2-2) dropped out of the national rankings on Sunday, September 25 after being ranked No. 5 in the nation in the preseason, with 17 returning starters and host Missouri on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Dr. F. King Alexander, president of LSU, released the following statement:

Coach Miles has been a good ambassador for our university, both on and off the field. However, we have a duty to our student athletes, as we do all students, to put them in a position to be successful. We felt a change was needed to be successful for the remainder of the season, and we look forward to Coach Orgeron leading the team the rest of the season.

Les Miles won't be leaving LSU empty-handed however. According to his contract with the university, which is public record, LSU's donors may have to pay out a hefty fee. Looking at the details of his buyout, Miles could be owed up $12.9 million dollars. That figure could change depending on a few factors and the terms of his termination.  

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