Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - LSU head football coach Les Miles is
getting a contract extension and raise.
Miles will receive annual compensation of $4.3 million per year for seven
years under the terms of the new contract amendment. His previous contract
paid about $3.75 million annually through 2017.
The new deal will be presented to the LSU Board of Supervisors on Feb. 1.
"Les Miles is one of the most successful coaches in America and he has the LSU
program in position to compete for championships each and every year in the
most dominant football conference in the country," LSU athletic director Joe
Alleva said in a statement. "He recruits at an elite level, his players
graduate and he is a respected member of the community. We are proud he will
lead the LSU football program for the long-term future."
The Tigers went 10-3 this season and lost to Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
The 59-year-old Miles has an eight-year record of 85-21 at LSU. He led the
Tigers to a national title in the 2007 season.
Miles graduated from Michigan in 1976 and played for the Wolverines under Bo
Schembechler in 1974-75. He also coached on six Big Ten championship teams
and 10 bowl teams at Michigan in two separate stints (1980-81, 1987-94).
His first stint as a head coach came at Oklahoma State from 2001-04. He guided
the Cowboys to a record of 28-21, then took over at LSU in 2005 after Nick
Saban left for the NFL.
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