Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
Les Miles won a lot of football games as LSU's coach and guided the Tigers to the 2007 BCS national championship. But the "Mad Hatter" was also famously stubborn. After surviving an attempted coup by boosters to fire him last season, Miles did very little to change LSU's offense. He kept Cam Cameron, the same offensive coordinator, and started Brandon Harris, the same quarterback. After the Tigers lost twice and looked woefully inept on offense in September, LSU officials finally pulled the plug on Miles on Sunday. Only one month into the 2016 season, the Tigers are now at the front of the line in the race to hire Houston coach Tom Herman.