BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers are getting ready for their homecoming game, but the football team will be under new leadership.
Today, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva will speak to the media and formally introduce the Tigers interim head coach Ed Orgeron. He takes over for Les Miles, who was fired along with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron Sunday.
Miles supporters and national media looking at the numbers will point to his 114 wins at LSU, including a national championship, and question the move.
But the overwhelming consensus among LSU fans was that it was time for Les to go, especially after a 2-2 start in what was supposed to be a championship season.
Taking over for Miles is Orgeron, a Louisiana native who served as defensive line coach in 2015 and up until taking his new position as interim head coach. He has SEC coaching experience at the University of Mississippi, where he compiled a 10-25 record.
Most recently in 2013 when he served as interim head coach, he compiled a 6-2 record and developed a good relationship with his players.
Miles took the decision to relieve him of his duties very well, as he said on a radio interview this morning.
Miles is receiving a buyout of nearly $13 million.
Cameron's buyout is reportedly around $2 million.