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Les Miles Gets A Raise And A Contract Extension

Forget the Les Miles to Arkansas talk.  The LSU football coach will receive an increase in salary and a contract extension following the bowl game, the school announced today.

Details of the contract are still in the negotiation phase.

Miles has an 85-20 record in eight years at LSU.

Miles described the Arkansas issue as a “sincere one” indicating a friendship with Arkansas A.D. Jeff Long.  He said he did not speak to Jerry Jones.  Also said the published reports about the amount of money that Arkansas offered were not correct.

Miles said his family is “awfully comfortable in south Louisiana” and with four kids headed to college, he needed a raise.

 

 

 

 


5 comments
Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

Arkansas never offered him, Miles indicated twice, the second one very obvious.

 

This was either

1. a brilliant smokescreen by Long to throw media off the scent of his real hire

2. an agreement by Long and Miles' agent to get Miles more money, possibly in exchange for some assistance in the coaching search

3. a combination of 1 and 2

4. as Dennis Dodd suggested, Long showing the nation that he sold out and failed. Possibly as an excuse for an unimpressive hire.

TruancyBot
TruancyBot

 @Fayettechill14 What would be the purpose of a smokescreen at this point?

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

 @TruancyBot Long has a verbal agreement from his coach's agent, but that coach's team is playing this Saturday. Thus Long can't announce him until next Monday/Tuesday at the earliest, and didn't want the media to pick up the trail, thus a distraction. He's pulled a "smokescreen" with every single one of his hires, whether by accident or on purpose.

 

Arkansas recruit Kaleb Blanchard said yesterday that he was told all of Arkansas' finalist candidates have games on Saturday, and the new coach would be announced next week.

TruancyBot
TruancyBot

Who do the pigs turn to now?  Does Long continue to try and court a big name or roll the dice on an up and comer? 

JamieThornton
JamieThornton

 @TruancyBot

 well, Petersen and Pelini both have games this Saturday. Those are the only two names I've seen linked to the job.



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