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LSU AD Joe Alleva reacts to Miles firing

Joe Alleva named Ed Orgeron as the interim coach. Source: Nola.com Joe Alleva named Ed Orgeron as the interim coach. Source: Nola.com
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

After LSU's 18-13 loss last night at Auburn, head coach Les Miles was relieved of his duties today. Ed Orgeron was named interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was also relieved of his duties.

“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” Alleva said. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.

“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”

Miles is the second-winningest coach in school history, he posted a 114-34 record at LSU.

A press conference will take place tomorrow at 12:30 to lay out the new coaching assignments for the rest of the season.

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