LSU vs Alabama Rematch: Will the NFL Come Calling for Les Miles If LSU Wins?

Johnathan CaceCorrespondent IDecember 14, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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LSU has been without question the best team in college football this season. The Tigers are the only undefeated team in the country, are projected to be even better next year and are bringing in some of the nation’s best recruits.

Will all of that success ultimately mean the NFL will come calling for their head coach, Les Miles?

Without a doubt. With multiple jobs currently open and more expected to be at the end of the season, it would be hard not to look at one of the most successful coaches in college football.

The only real question is whether or not he would accept the offer.

The prestige and money that come with an NFL coaching job are too much for many people to ignore. For some, it is a lifelong dream to make it into the league.

That said, some coaches are better off staying in the college ranks, and Miles is one of those guys. The Mad Hatter just fits with college football, and LSU could not be more on board with what he is doing now.

There were some questions as to whether or not he was the right guy for the job, but he has proven that beyond a shadow of a doubt this season.

Plus, coaching in the NFL nowadays is a major career risk. The rate at which head coaches are getting fired is truly hard to fathom, and when you combine that with the parity in the league and the influence of general managers and owners, any coach is stepping into a minefield once taking a job.

Whether the risk is worth the reward for Les Miles is anyone’s guess.