Former LSU All-American defensive end Marcus Spears of Baton Rouge opened the Paul Finebaum Show on the SEC Network Monday by saying LSU coach Les Miles should be fired in light of the No. 5 Tigers' 16-14 loss to unranked Wisconsin on Saturday and the fact that there has apparently been no changes made to a lackluster offense.
“More than anything, it might be time for a change at LSU,” Spears said when a caller asked what he thought of LSU's opener. “I’m calling it. I know a lot of people say, ‘Don’t get caught up on the one-game scenario.’ The issue for LSU is that with the ending of last season and how tumultuous that was, and then you go into offseason and all the talk being about what are you going to do offensively to showcase these guys on the field, and nothing changed in the first game of the season.”
Finebaum asked Spears if he may be overreacting to one game, but Spears said no.
"It’s not one game," he said. "I made that mistake and said, ‘It’s one game,’ after I saw the loss. But then I think back to what this issue was. The issue can’t be the same from last year. It’s time for a new coach.”
Spears, the No. 1 tight end in the nation out of Southern Lab High in 2001 in Baton Rouge, played at LSU from 2001 through 2004 as a defensive end under former coach