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Les Miles sounds off on tenure, firing on Dan Patrick Show

Les Miles joined the Dan Patrick Show to talk about his tenure at LSU and the decision by LSU to fire him.

LSU informed Les Miles Sunday night that he would be relieved of his duties as head football coach at LSU, something he didn't fight, Miles told The Dan Patrick Show Monday morning. 

"It was beyond fighting," Miles told Patrick after his usual morning workout.

Miles was fired following a loss to Auburn, which saw LSU mismanage the clock down the stretch, but Miles said he could have made some decisions differently in the game.

"How that game ends with Tigers fighting for the breath, maybe the coach could have got them a second more. I made those moves," Miles said.

Though Miles was fired following the defeat, it was one LSU had been thinking about for sometime. 

"It was a decision (being fired) that was based on more than a second," Miles said. "The problem with calling two plays is you don't know the history of the previous play."

Many times, fired coaches don't get to see their players. LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva allowed Miles to speak with his players in an emotional speech on Sunday night.

"I appreciated Joe Alleva allowing me to do that," Miles said. "A lot of times, coaches don't get to do that."

Ed Orgeron takes over as the interim coach for LSU and has one message for his successor at LSU.

"I had a blast the entire time. How fortunate you are to take the Tigers to the field and walk into a living room and represent LSU. Expect the best," Miles said.

As far as plans for his future, Miles sees himself involved in football, but in the immediate future, he's just looking for tickets to his son Manny Miles' game against Florida State.

"If I can find a ticket to Florida State, I'll see if my son can arrange a ticket," Miles said. "I'm going to be rooting for the LSU Tigers, Tarheels, Cowboys and Michigan."

To listen to the full interview, check it out here.

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