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Les Miles Suing LSU, Claims Vacated Wins Kept Him from Earning HOF Eligibility

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Les Miles, a name that’s become popular in Big 12 circles as a bit of a laughing stock, is suing LSU for vacating wins, which his representation claims “cost him Hall of Fame eligibility.”

Miles, a former coach at Oklahoma State, LSU, and Kansas, had 37 wins vacated during his tenure at LSU due to the use of money paid to a former player’s father from an LSU booster.


The issue of the vacated wins comes into effect because the College Football Hall of Fame requires a .600 winning percentage, and with 37 wins missing from Miles’ resume, his career percentage dips to .597%.

Miles’ representation stated that, “Defendants stripped Les Miles — indisputably one of the most esteemed college football coaches in the history of the State of Louisiana — of his established eligibility for the College Football Hall of Fame without an opportunity to be heard. Les Miles now seeks appropriate remedy for the blot placed on his good name and reputation when Defendants deprived him of his Hall of Fame eligibility without due process.”

While Les Miles is no stranger to controversies during his college coaching career, including private funding at LSU, improper workplace relationships, locker room mismanagement, and more, the former head coach is now calling for the NCAA to do the right thing.

Whether or not the lawsuit results in Miles climbing back above the required .600 winning percentage, for better or worse, Miles has found a way to resurface in the national spotlight.

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