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Les Miles' contract extension is official

Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:10 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The timing seems a bit off considering what's been going on at LSU in the last week with the arrests of Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns, along with the suspension of Russell Shepard, but the contract extension Les Miles agreed to back in January was made official by the LSU board on Friday

"We are pleased to finalize and recommend this amendment to the contact for Les Miles and present it to the Board of Supervisors for their approval," said LSU athletic director Joe Alleva before the deal was approved on Friday.  "It is important to maintain long-term stability in a program and the goal at the outset of this process was to establish Coach Miles as the leader of our football program for that long-term stability."

While the new deal will not give Miles a raise in his base pay, it does make sure he's likely going to be in Baton Rouge for a while. Aside from Miles contract being extended from 2014 through 2017, the deal also makes firing Miles without cause an incredibly expensive proposition for LSU. Under his old deal the school would have owed Miles $11.2 million, but now if LSU fires Miles without cause in the first year of the deal, it will cost the school $18.7 million.

Though that number does decrease with each year of the contract completed.

Miles also will receive greater bonuses for conference championships and bowl victories. 
Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:16 am
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Listen. Jarret lee sucks!! I hate to say it but he sucks!! We better put that freshman in are we toast. I think his name is metlenberg. I guarantee you jarret lee throws at least 3 pick 6 this game. I know about my tigers. I know what we can do. But that nut job lucky miles is just a stand by and watch talent go out there. Thats it. No way russel sheppard suppose to be a reciever. The dude is better than any QB in this league and stupid miles makes him a reciever. That dude is stupid. All that talent and he uses who he wants. He's a bully. And stubborn to the core. He will ride a pick 6 artist no matter who they are till the end. You will see. I hope you come back to this blog after the game and I will say I told you so. As a matter of fact I will bookmark it and come back. I hope I am not right. Tigers pull this out please! But what I know is that jarret lee is a horrible QB. Thats for sure!


You make these comments and still call Miles stupid?  Hello, pot-kettle.  Oh, how many ways to pick this post apart.  First, if you were a Tiger fan, you would at least know the players names.  I see that you finally learned JL's name but "metlenberg"?  How tough is it to look it up so you don't look like a fool.  But "I know about my tigers. I know what we can do."  Really?  That "nut job" as you like to call him knows enough to motivate his players to win.  He believes in them and they know it?  Are you one of those idiots that constantly spout out crap like all of his wins are lucky?  How many wins does he have to have before you think he might be a decent coach?  What you see as luck is simply the coach letting the players know that he believes in them and puts the game in their hands and lets them win it.  And, more often than not, they do.  Finally, to the "pick 6" nickname.  I guess nothing he does will get you to stop making these asinine comments, will he?  He steps in and saves LSU with three wins, gaining 573 yards and only one interception and you can't get off of the "pick 6" comments?  Yet Miles is the stupid one?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:49 am
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Just what exactly is just cause? Infractions, thefts, disobedient players and similar action is just cause for any firing...but I fear that LSU has just agreed not to fire Miles if the team ever goes 5-6. If losing isn't just cause for firing an incompetent coach then I don't know what is. Also, what are the penalties Miles must pay if he wants to leave LSU before his contract is up? Surely this contract has adequate financial protection/penalties for both parties. But then again this is big time college football and the coaches make more money in pay and endorsements than the school president and the members of the board....combined! 



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 8:32 am
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

I bet there was a bonus clause added to the contract providing additional money if his felons are cleared of all charges.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 7:47 am
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Miles is a good coach.  Michigan could have got him at one point, but he has a new home.  Good move, LSU.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

A contract extension 3 years before the other one is up? Oh, poor LSU. That is the kiss of death.



Since: May 14, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Despite what Miles says, he was never a Michigan fan!  Brady Hoke is a Michigan man!!!



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Lsu fans, Will it really matter. The ducks have the most depth in football. They have the best RB's great QB strong D. We are a little weak at WR but I still think its a 38-21 win for the Ducks.



Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Good move for LSU, Miles is a good coach.



Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

Listen. Jarret lee sucks!! I hate to say it but he sucks!! We better put that freshman in are we toast. I think his name is metlenberg. I guarantee you jarret lee throws at least 3 pick 6 this game. I know about my tigers. I know what we can do. But that nut job lucky miles is just a stand by and watch talent go out there. Thats it. No way russel sheppard suppose to be a reciever. The dude is better than any QB in this league and stupid miles makes him a reciever. That dude is stupid. All that talent and he uses who he wants. He's a bully. And stubborn to the core. He will ride a pick 6 artist no matter who they are till the end. You will see. I hope you come back to this blog after the game and I will say I told you so. As a matter of fact I will bookmark it and come back. I hope I am not right. Tigers pull this out please! But what I know is that jarret lee is a horrible QB. Thats for sure!




Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Les Miles' contract extension is official

I agree with the both of you actually...Jarrett Lee hasn't thrown a pic six since freshman year...Tiger fans really need to get off his back and support this young man and applaud him for being a class act throughout this whole process...we need more individuals like jarrett representing our great university...I think he will be fine under our new QB coach...who appears to be very high on him...also we should have one of the best running attacks in the country for the first time in about 4 years...mix that in with what could possibly be the best defense in the country and Jarrett really won't have to do all that much and should be successfull with play action passing...Les is a good recruiter...not a great recruiter...and unfortunately a lot of his wins are lucky and can be a shaky game manager...however, he has single handedly one games with his creative play calling...in my opinion he won the Alabama game last year...and there is no doubt that he is a terrific BIG GAME coach...and expect it will be the same against Oregon...but I also agree that he does a sub par job of developing talent...how is Russell Sheppard not a heisman canidate by now?...why does it appear that Jordan has actually regressed then progressed?...thnigs could be worse...but as a true Tiger fan I can't stand listening to interviews or talk shows when I can not even remeber what the question was after the answer is giving...that part is just down right embarrassing


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