Texas A&M Football: 3 Reasons Les Miles isn’t an option

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Les Miles is still out of work for a reason, and he’s not going to get as much as a phone call concerning the Texas A&M football head coaching position.

Recent reports have linked Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher to the Aggies’ open head coaching position. While that has some fans excited, others are skeptical. In the event that Texas A&M can’t pry Fisher away from FSU they’ll have to start looking at other options. Even if that is the case, Les Miles won’t be given the time of day.

Yes, Miles won a national championship. There’s not many active coaches in college football right now (just four – including Fisher) that can claim that honor. Still, there’s a bit more to the Miles than his name recognition is worth alone.

Miles saved his job briefly by beating Texas A&M at Tiger Stadium in 2015. That earned his a brief reprieve before he was fired shortly into the 2016 season. Ironically, that stay of execution was a part of the puzzle that kept Fisher from accepting the LSU job a year ago and makes him “available” to the Aggies in 2017.

Out of coaching work since then, Miles’ name has cropped up just about every time a major coaching vacancy is announced. Miles wasn’t a fit for those other jobs and he’s not getting a chance in College Station either. Here are just three reasons why Miles to Texas A&M doesn’t make any sense.