As speculation swirls about Les Miles’ future at LSU, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has come out to publicly to voice his support for the head football coach.Oh boy. This is quite a problem to throw into the lap of the new Governor. Not only does he have to worry about how he's going to implement Medicaid expansion or criminal justice reform, now he has to figure out what to do about the head football coach.
“(Miles) is a great coach and a better man,” Jindal tweeted Saturday, just hours before LSU takes the field against Texas A&M for its final regular season game. “He is a fantastic ambassador for our state. I hope he remains our coach.”
On the other hand, it's not too much of a stretch to assume this position serves at the Governor's pleasure. Huey Long seemed to think so, anyway. Huey even went so far as to have his own plays drawn up and submitted to the coaching staff. Nobody knows how Huey's play "Number 88" was supposed to work, though.
Bobby Jindal likes this one where the quarterback hands the runner a voucher which he then carries off guard toward the faith-based football provider of his choice. Last year, he tried to run a play action which involved a fake tuition hike followed by passing an equally fake tax credit to cancel it out. Not even Les Miles ever tried anything that off-the-wall. Like most of Jindal's plays, though, it ended up being thrown for a pretty big budgetary loss.