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LSU has fired football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach, the school announced Sunday. Cheap Nike Patriots Jerseys .Miles firing, first reported by the Baton Rouge Advocate, comes one day after LSU lost 18-13 at?Auburn?when referees overruled what had appeared to be a game-winning touchdown. Replay showed that LSU did not start the final play before the game clock hit zero.Decisions like this are never easy ones to make, athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement Sunday night. Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and hes been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.However, its apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season havent changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.Sources told ESPNs Chris Low that the decision to dismiss Miles was made late Saturday night after the Auburn game.So ends the 12-year reign of one of the quirkiest and most popular coaches in SEC history -- one who was as famous for his oddball behavior like eating grass as he was for winning games at an impressive clip.Miles expected to contend for a national championship with a veteran-laden team this season, but a 2-2 start was enough to bring about the end.?The coaching change is a move that to some degree was 10 months in the making.Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, who was Miles defensive coordinator for six seasons at LSU, told ESPN on Monday that he sensed toward the end of his tenure that power brokers were plotting to force Miles out as coach.Its always sad to see a man and a coach the caliber of Les get pushed out, said Chavis, who left for Texas A&M following the 2013 season. Hes a Hall of Famer and a legend in the state of Louisiana. I was blessed that he gave me an opportunity to coach at a place like LSU, but I cant say Im surprised that hes gone. They were trying to fire him when I was there, and I told him so.Orgeron, 55, is a Louisiana native who began his college career as a lineman at LSU.He was head coach at Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007, compiling a 10-25 record. He was the interim coach at?USC?in 2013 when Lane Kiffin was fired. Orgeron led the Trojans to a 6-2 record that included a win over No. 3 Stanford. He left?USC when the school chose Steve Sarkisian as coach.Coach O brings new energy. He is pumped up. I am excited to play for Coach O, center Ethan Pocic said. Its not easy. College football is a business. The best thing I can do is do whatever Coach O asks us. Hes our coach now.Miles survived a November coup attempt last year, when consecutive humiliating losses to Alabama, Arkansas?and Ole Miss nearly led to his dismissal. Many Tigers fans arrived at the emotional season-ending contest against?Texas A&M?expecting to see The Mad Hatter coach his final game in purple-and-gold, only to learn after the Tigers 19-7 victory that LSUs administration had decided to keep Miles in charge.Then circumstances quickly seemed to turn in Miles favor.The Tigers wrapped up the 2015 season with a resounding bowl win over Texas Tech then lost just one underclassman -- far fewer than the norm in recent years -- to the NFL draft, allowing LSU to return a whopping 18 starters for the 2016 season. Miles also made a well-received hire, nabbing defensive coordinator Dave Aranda away from Wisconsin, and signed ESPNs No. 3 recruiting class in February, with LSUs 19 ESPN 300 signees matching the best total for any program since ESPN began compiling recruiting rankings a decade ago.However, the fire under Miles seat reignited as soon as the 2016 season started, with an impotent offensive performance against Wisconsin producing a 16-14 upset, the Tigers first season-opening defeat in Miles 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. The offense had looked a bit better since Danny Etling supplanted Brandon Harris at quarterback early in Week 2 but fell flat again versus Auburn. The Tigers scored just one touchdown on the Plains, and Etlings last-second touchdown pass to D.J. Chark was waved off once replay officials determined LSU did not start the play in time.Blame Miles issues on insufficient quarterback recruiting and development or on a general lack of offensive innovation. The bottom line was simply that Miles won less frequently in recent years than he did in the early portion of his Tigers tenure.Miles posted a 75-18 record (41-15 SEC) in his first seven seasons at LSU -- a stretch that included three SEC West titles, two SEC titles, a BCS championship and another title game appearance.It was that second BCS championship game appearance, when then-undefeated LSU lost to Alabama in a rematch from earlier in the season, that many Tigers fans circle as the turning point in Miles tenure. Alabama won 21-0, but the score hardly describes the level of humiliation that accompanied the Tigers loss. LSU finished the game with 92 yards of total offense -- far and away the worst offensive performance in BCS title game history.Since the Tigers fell face-first on that enormous stage, LSU has lost more than three games in each full season and failed to win a division or conference title. The Tigers winning percentage in that five-year stretch -- 70.9 percent overall and 61.8 percent in conference play -- was well short of the consistency Miles displayed in his first seven seasons (80.6 percent overall, 73.2 percent SEC).The biggest problem in recent years came in division play, especially when it came time to face Alabama. The Tigers went 2-7 against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Alabama over the previous three seasons and havent beaten Alabama since the 2011 regular season, a stretch of five straight defeats to the Tide.Those losses to Nick Sabans SEC powerhouse sometimes came in heartbreaking fashion -- on a last-minute AJ McCarron touchdown pass to T.J. Yeldon in 2012 or a blown late lead in an overtime loss in 2014 -- but the result was always the same. Once again, the Tigers had suffered a loss to their most-hated rival and occupied second-tier status in college footballs toughest division.That was supposed to change this season with Heisman Trophy contender Leonard Fournette leading a roster loaded with future NFL players like cornerback TreDavious White, safety Jamal Adams, linebacker Kendell Beckwith, edge rushers Lewis Neal and Arden Key, and receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural.But the poor start was apparently enough for Alleva and LSUs power brokers to pull the trigger on this long-debated move. They dispatched a coach whose 114-34 record and 77.0 winning percentage are best among modern-day LSU coaches and match up with the most successful coaches in SEC history.Miles is 16th all time in wins as an SEC coach, one shy of Johnny Majors (Tennessee) and Frank Thomas (Alabama). His overall winning percentage ranks seventh among SEC coaches who spent at least five years in the conference, and his 64 career SEC wins are tied for 10th all time with Tommy Tuberville (Ole Miss/Auburn).Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. New England Patriots Braxton Berrios Jersey . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. New England Patriots Christian Sam Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services.http:///...-duke-dawson-jersey/ . 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Stuart Hogg is tackled by Connacht duo John Muldoon and Nidi Adeolokun Gordon Reids well-taken try tied things up, but his front row colleague Puafisi was sent off in the 49th minute for a dangerous head-first challenge on Kieran Marmion.Replacement Shane OLeary provided the assist and conversion for Tiernan OHallorans vital 59th-minute touchdown, and the hosts saw out the hard-fought victory with some defiant late defence. PRO12 play-offs confirmed Connacht to host Glasgow while Ulster visit Leinster Russell sent an early penalty wide after Leone Nakarawa had slipped clean through from a ruck to launch Glasgows first attack from deep.A nervy Russell also overcooked a touch-finder but Nakarawa soon broke the line again, stretching the home defence until prop Reid knocked on in the 22. Bundee Aki scores Connachts first try But Connacht were clinical from their very first attack, Marmion and AJ MacGinty linking smartly off a close-range maul before Aki used his power to make it over by the posts. New England Patriots Isaiah Wynn Jersey. MacGinty converted for 7-0.A scrum penalty was nudged wide by Russell and with Sean OBrien and Ultan Dillane leading a resolute Connacht defence, the Warriors remained scoreless. Five-try Munster beat Scarlets Munster secure Champions Cup place with 31-15 victory Aki, who continued to threaten off limited ball, was a pass away from putting Robbie Henshaw over and their captain John Muldoon was also denied just a metre out.The home side were unable to profit from a snappy break by Marmion, the Ireland scrum-half hardly putting a foot wrong on his 100th appearance for Connacht. Gordon Reid celebrates scoring his second-half try However, the Warriors were level within seven minutes of the restart. They won a series of penalties and prop Reid managed to crash over off the back of a close-in ruck. Russells extras made it 7-7.Connacht quickly got back into scoring range, though, and as tempers flared, input from TMO Olly Hodges saw referee Ian Davies dismiss Puafisi for leading with the head on Marmion at a ruck.The home side, who had to move hooker Tom McCartney to loosehead in a patched-up front row, should have scored from Marmions blindside burst off a scrum and flanker OBrien was also thwarted near the posts. Tiernan OHalloran beats Stuart Hogg to score Connachts second try The breakthrough finally came when full-back OHalloran rose above his opposite number Stuart Hogg to collect OLearys cross-field kick and dot down wide on the right.The conversion was added by OLeary before a smashing break by Simone Favaro and kick ahead almost put Hogg in for a quick response. Ulster secure play-off spot Irish province score six tries in 46-26 victory at Ospreys Some superb handling had Glasgow hammering on the door again with five minutes left, but Connacht forced another error and a final ruck penalty was enough to see them home. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '