Posted November 28, 2012

Report: Arkansas offers LSU coach Les Miles five-year, $27.5-million deal

NCAAF

Days after its disappointing football season ended with a 20-13 loss to LSU, Arkansas has engaged in talks with representatives of Tigers coach Les Miles, and a five-year, $27.5 million offer is on the table, according to SportsByBrooks.

The day after the LSU game, the Razorbacks announced that head coach John L. Smith would not return next season. After beginning the season with national championship aspirations, the team fell out of the top 10 and finished just 4-8 and 2-6 in SEC play.

Smith signed a 10-month contract in April to replace the fired Bobby Petrino. Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said Saturday that Smith would be reassigned as a consultant until his deal expires on Feb. 23, 2013.

Miles’ Tigers, meanwhile, are currently ranked No. 7 after going 10-2 and finishing second in the SEC West. The coach chose to sign a seven-year contract in January of 2011 to remain at LSU, turning down an offer from his alma mater Michigan.

In eight years with the Tigers, Miles has compiled an 85-20 record and won two SEC championships and one BCS National Championship.


11 comments
SpitnTruth
SpitnTruth

This leaked offer, is only to put out the potential earnings that the next coach will earn, and peak the interest of any listening Big Name coach out there!!!!  Miles name is just being used to garner attention!!  Good PR move!!!!!

ozarktarheel1
ozarktarheel1

Miles has a 2:00PM news conference in Baton Rouge this afternoon..

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

Terms also included all the grass he could eat

JWilson
JWilson

*Sports By Brooks (auto-correct owned me)

JWilson
JWilson

I am amazed that SI would post such a ridiculous article.  The source is Story by Brooks for goodness sakes.  LOL

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Eyeroll!  Arkansas: WAKE UP, your destiny is Gus Malzahn!  If you don't get him now you will be facing him when he goes elsewhere in the SEC and stomps mudholes in the pork!

destin507
destin507

I am interested to see how long it takes Les to comment on all this, or will he let it drag out through January.

BruceBernard
BruceBernard

 @SpitnTruth

I agree. why would the mad hatter leave of the best coaching jobs in the nation for a few more bucks, while having to put up with rebuilding a team? Even HE isn't THAT dumb...or is he?    lol

Andy5
Andy5

 @M as in Mancy 

Except they have turf in Fayetteville.  I suppose A1 makes everything taste better.