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Advocate: Sources say LSU fires Les Miles, Cam Cameron

LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference football media days Thursday in Hoover, Ala.
LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference football media days Thursday in Hoover, Ala. Associated Press

Les Miles is out as football coach at LSU, and so is his offensive coordinator.

Multiple sources told The Advocate that Miles and Cam Cameron were fired Sunday, a day after LSU, ranked No. 5 in the preseason top 25, fell to 2-2 with an 18-13 loss at Auburn. It's the worst start to a season since Miles took over in 2005.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will serve as LSU’s interim coach. The decision to oust Cameron and Miles was made Sunday afternoon in a discussion involving LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, LSU president F. King Alexander and other university leaders.

The Advocate reported at 3 p.m. that leaders were entering deep discussions regarding Miles and Cameron’s futures and that an extensive evaluation, usually reserved for after the season, was unfolding in Baton Rouge.

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