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TV it is: Les Miles among several new hires for Fox Sports

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Les Miles has found a new team – the Fox Sports college football broadcasting team.

It had been assumed that Miles would have a broadcasting role this season, and Fox officially announced Tuesday that he was one of three new hires for the network, alongside former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and former ESPN analyst/NFL quarterback Danny Kanell.

As recently as last month, Miles’ daughter, Smacker, who graduated from Texas with a journalism degree, told Tide 102.9’s “The Suttles Approach” that she was “really trying to convince him to do media now.”

“I would really love to work with him, but I think he still really wants to coach,” she said. “I’m excited for him and patiently waiting for what the next step will be.”

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Miles had told the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser that a tryout with Fox didn’t work out. “It’s a struggle when you haven’t had a censor button on the sidelines,” Miles told the newspaper. “You quickly find out I gave it the old college try, but it’s not going to happen.”

Miles was fired after 11 seasons and four games at LSU in 2016. He finished his career in Baton Rouge with a 114-34 record (including 62-28 in the SEC), which included a national championship in 2007, two SEC championships (2007, ’11) and three SEC West Division titles (2005, ’07, ’11).

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