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Sources: LSU fires Les Miles after 2-2 start, names Ed Orgeron interim coach

LSU has fired Les Miles as football coach and will name Ed Orgeron the interim coach, sources told ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

The news was first reported by the Baton Rouge Advocate and confirmed by ESPN.

So ends the 12-year reign of one of the quirkiest and most popular coaches in SEC history -- one who was as famous for 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 for Miles.