It hasn’t been gone since LSU let him go, but the school invited former coach Les Miles back to Tiger Stadium to honor him.
On Monday evening, it was reported by Ross Dellenger of The Advocate that Miles has accepted and will be on the field at halftime to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of LSU’s national championship in 2007.
He’ll be joined by former players from that team, which defeated Ohio State 38-24 to claim the school’s third national title.
Miles’ return will come with LSU facing Auburn, the same team that prompted school administrators to fire him in late September of last season, a little more than 12 months ago.
Auburn enters Death Valley as the No. 10 team in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, riding a four-game winning streak and three consecutive victories against SEC opponents Missouri, Mississippi State and Ole Miss by a combined 97 points.
Last week, Miles hinted that he’d come to Tiger Stadium during an interview on ESPN 104.5 FM’s Off The Bench. Miles, who still has a desire to become a head coach again somewhere, has spent time as a college football TV analyst for ESPN and FOX.
Miles’ 2007 team finished 12-2, becoming the first and only two-loss national champion during the BCS era.
This week’s game against Auburn will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS.
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