A major college football analyst is facing some criticism for what he said about Kansas' decision to hire former LSU head coach Les Miles.
The Jayhawks and the former Tigers' head coach agreed to a deal on Friday, according to multiple reports. Miles has been out of coaching since he got fired by LSU, but he's been very interested in getting back on the sideline. Kansas is giving him the opportunity to do that.
Noted college football analyst Stewart Mandel is not a fan of the hire, though.
Mandel is facing some criticism for this thought, though.
ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, for example, questioned Mandel's logic when it comes to criticizing the hire:
"It bad because why? They’ve had two 10 win seasons in more than 100 years. He had 7 at LSU. If he makes them interesting, it’s a win," he tweeted.
Mandel responded by saying that you're not getting the elite Les Miles, you're getting the guy who was fired by LSU.
Still, that coach could be better than anyone Kansas has had.
"What in their 100+ years of football makes you think they’re getting anyone who is going to be better than whatever you think Les isn’t?" Van Pelt replied.
That's pretty fair.
Regardless of what you think of the hire, it's certainly interesting.