Les Miles: 'The NFL defenses are going to have to change'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on January 31, 2013
Les Miles understands why coaches look at other jobs, especially in the NFL.
Miles' met with Arkansas officials for preliminary discussions, but stuck with LSU and received an extension and raise, of which the details were recently released.
While on SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio, Miles was asked about coaches evaluating their positions.
"I think you have to define the relationship that you have with your athletic director and your administration," Miles said. "I think if you have a place, certainly like I do, that is committed to excellence and really says to you, 'We want to win it all and we want to give you the tools to do so,' and they do it on a regular basis, I think it's easy to stay at an LSU.
"Other schools provide different cues to different coaches, and the opportunity to move to other jobs, certainly an NFL career, is something that can be viewed by a college coach very positively. Again, do they want me? They come up with those questions that frankly say it's time to go and pursue (something else).
"It will be interesting to see Chip Kelly's offense operate in the NFL. The NFL defenses are going to have to change."
Does Miles think about coaching in the NFL? He didn't deny it, but reiterated he's perfectly happy with LSU.
"I think anybody in football, including some of the great high school coaches in this state, any time you watch a game, you say, 'Oh, that would be something I want to do,' or 'That's something I want to do,'" Miles said. "You think, how would I translate to that league? Certainly, we wonder."
You can listen to Miles' interview by clicking here.
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