CBS Houston – One of the biggest shocks in college football this season happened on Sunday when the LSU Tigers decided to move on from Les Miles firing him four games into his 12 seasons.
With LSU fans everywhere, it had pretty much had the whole country talking. Including Houston Astros third basemen who was a little stunned by the move.
“I was pretty shocked,” Alex Bregman told sportsradio610.com, “I’ve been a big Les Miles fan.”
Bregman spent three years playing baseball for the Tigers but he shared he was still able to talk with and see Miles around campus.
“Just a great guy, he’s a great leader,” Bergman shared about Miles.
Replacing Miles will be a tall task for the university, he was 114-34 in his career at LSU. He also was able to win a national championship in 2007 and he was able to take the Tigers to a bowl game every season he coached there.
“I’m interested to see who they bring in that will be better than him,” Bregman said.
At least on an interim basis, former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron will be tasked with keeping the team afloat.
But one of the hotter rumors in college football is that this could be a job that fits Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman like a glove. While Bergman is not personally familiar with Herman he thinks that his offense could be an interesting fit in the S.E.C.
“They got a high-powered offense, dual-threat quarterback in Gerg Ward Jr. is a stud,” Bergman said of the Cougars system Herman runs, “I think the S.EC. is a lot different, it’s grown man football, you got to be able to play grown man football, I think they’d be one of very few teams that ran the spread if he were to coach there, it’d be interesting to see but they definitely have some of the best athletes in the country at LSU so I think they’d be able to adapt.”
Herman has denied reports saying that LSU has reached out to him, but no doubt if this job is open in the offseason the rumors will heat up even more.
If the Cougars go on to make the college football playoffs and they can beat another big name team, perhaps one that is in the S.E.C. Maybe it will prove that Herman’s style can translate to “grown man football” and if the Tigers do eventually hire Herman, maybe Bregman and his fellow alums will be pumped about a new Miles-less era.
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