The University of Houston has reportedly contacted former LSU head coach Les Miles to possibly fill the coaching void for the school’s football team according to a report from ESPN.
“Les Miles has always recruited Texas (while head coach at LSU and Oklahoma State) and has friends in Houston,” a source told ESPN. “It could be what Miles is looking for.”
The Coogs are also reportedly looking at Alabama Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin as a possibility for the job.
Whoever the Cougars bring in, chairman of the board of regents Tilman Fertitta told the Triple Threat on Tuesday that school is done being a stepping stone after Tom Herman left after just two years to take over for Charlie Strong at Texas.
“It’s alright, it’s business, but I’m not going to accept it this time,” Fertitta told the Triple Threat about coaches leaving for bigger schools. “Internally we’re talking about, we’re not going to let someone come in here…I’m not going to let them go 10-2 next year and somebody steal them. I don’t care if there is a football coach out there listening to this, you’re not going to get your contract bought out for a couple of million dollars by a bigger school and be gone. It’s going to be a big enough number, you’re going to have to have won a national championship if they want you, because they’ll pay anything.”
Miles was let go from LSU after a 2-2 start this year. LSU replaced him with Ed Orgeron, who it has been reported is also looking to bring in Kiffin as the Tigers offensive coordinator.
Kiffin was the head coach at Tennessee in 2009 and USC from 2010-2013.