LES HAS MILES TO GO BEFORE NEW LSU DEAL IS FINALIZED: Hold everything, LSU lackeys, Michigan middlemen, and everyone else in between.
The NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE reports that Les Miles’ new contract is being put on hold, thanks to the Tigers’ appearance in the BCS Championship Game.Miles had reached an agreement with the SEC school late Friday night, then spent his Saturday morning denying ESPN reports that he was headed for Ann Arbor:
Now LSU officials are waiting until after January 7, when the Tigers face Ohio State for the BCS title, before finalizing any deals to keep the coach in Baton Rouge.Could the delay let Les lean back toward leaving for his alma mater? The latest LSU offer for Miles is said to be a five-year deal with a salary of up to $3.4 million per year - which may go higher if he beats the Buckeyes.
Tigers AD Skip Bertman has said about Miles, “I hope he stays an awful long time.”
If Miles gets a pricey new contract, and the Bayou Bengals proceed to slip into mediocrity, it will be an *awful* long time.