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What does Les Miles’ departure mean for Myles Brennan?

St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan throws the ball while being pressured by Biloxi's Skyler Talavera during the 2016 Shrimp Bowl on Friday, August 19, 2016, in Biloxi. After LSU announced Sunday that long-time coach Les Miles had been fired, SSC coach Bill Conides said his quarterback is still committed to the Tigers.
St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan throws the ball while being pressured by Biloxi's Skyler Talavera during the 2016 Shrimp Bowl on Friday, August 19, 2016, in Biloxi. After LSU announced Sunday that long-time coach Les Miles had been fired, SSC coach Bill Conides said his quarterback is still committed to the Tigers. amccoy@sunherald.com File

It didn't take long for news to travel Sunday that LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have been fired.

Recruits quickly took to Twitter to voice where they stand, including St. Stanislaus quarterback and LSU commit Myles Brennan.

“Sad to hear that Coach Miles and Coach Cameron will no longer be apart of the LSU family,” Brennan tweeted, adding that those with questions should contact SSC coach Bill Conides on Twitter.

Conides said he wanted to field most of the attention so Brennan can focus on his senior season, with SSC’s region slate set to open Friday at Vancleave.

“As of right now he’s a Tiger,” Conides told the Sun Herald. “We’ll see what happens. We’re kind of sad it’s not going to be Les Miles and Cam Cameron because we really bought into them and liked them, but he promised himself to LSU.

“We’re just going to take it one day at a time.”

When Brennan committed to LSU in April while on a recruiting visit, he told the Sun Herald he understood changes could be ahead for the Tigers.

“That was one of the biggest things. I think that’s why he was so excited when I committed,” Brennan said, recalling his visit with Miles. “His job is tied to the athletes he gets and how his team does and all that. One thing he said is that I’m going to change the face of this program. That’s pretty huge considering toward the end of (the 2015) season things weren’t going so well for him. I feel like the team and program is going to turn around real quickly in the next couple of years.”

After Sunday’s changes, Miles and Cameron won’t be around to see what Brennan can do for the Tiger faithful.

Brennan has been one of the more prolific passers in the nation during his prep career. Two weeks ago he became Mississippi’s career passing leader and now sits at 12,801 yards heading into Friday’s tilt at VHS.

Prior to committing to LSU, Brennan held a number of offers including Cal, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt.

Ole Miss offered Brennan in May and has been relentless in its pursuit of the Elite 11 quarterback.

As of right now, however, Brennan is still a Tiger and doesn’t plan to rush into making any changes.

Brennan made unofficial visits to Baton Rouge for both the Jacksonville State and Mississippi State games.

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Miles and Cameron were fired Sunday after the Tigers had a late touchdown disallowed and lost at Auburn 18-13 to fall to 2-2 on the season.

Miles, 62, was 114-34 in 11 seasons in Baton Rouge, La. He won the 2007 BCS national championship and SEC championship and also won the 2011 league title.

Former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron has been named the interim coach. Orgeron previously served as the interim head coach at Southern Cal in 2013.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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