The Les Miles era is over after 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. Miles survived an attempted coup late in 2015 but an underwhelming 2-2 start this year for a team with legitimate preseason playoff aspirations was enough evidence for LSU to pull the plug. The final moments of his final game as head coach perfectly encapsulated the elation and frustrations Tigers fans felt through most of his career. A go-ahead touchdown as time expired to conclude a frantic rally against Auburn... overturned after replay officials confirmed that time had, in fact, already expired before the play.
LSU was on the winning side of most of those late-game rallies, and was one of the most consistently successful programs in the nation for most of Miles' tenure. He leaves the program as the most successful coach it has ever had (.770 win percentage). His best team according to our F/+ ratings was the 2011 LSU Tigers that rolled through the regular season against elite competition, including a win over otherwise undefeated Alabama, before suffering an ugly rematch defeat in the BCS championship game to the Crimson Tide. LSU hasn't beaten Alabama since.