LSU Football: Arkansas Offers Les Miles $27.5 Million to Become Next Coach

Arkansas Offers Les Miles $27.5 Million to Become Next Coach

11/28/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

LSU coach Les Miles has it pretty good in Baton Rouge, making around $4 million a year with pretty nice job security. His Tigers have notched their sixth 10-win season in the eight years he’s been there and are likely heading to the Outback Bowl for a date with Northwestern.Blog Photo - LSU Football: Arkansas Offers Les Miles $27.5 Million to Become Next Coach

Doesn’t get much better, right?

Well, according to Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune, Arkansas has made a “serious” five-year, $27.5 million offer for Miles to be the next Razorback coach.

Now, that is a lot of George Washingtons, but will it be enough to reel in Miles from LSU? Probably not. It’s definitely going to be worth some pondering, and it may even result in another contract modification on A.D. Joe Alleva’s end.

Miles is the school’s second-winningest coach with an 85-20 record, compiling two SEC titles and the 2007 BCS National Championship.

The Tigers currently own the nation’s No. 9 recruiting class for 2013 and will continue to compete in what is arguably the strongest division in all of college football. We can’t say the same for Arkansas, which is coming off a 4-8 (2-6 SEC) record in a year where the Razorbacks were supposed to contend for the conference title.

I’m not saying it’s impossible for Miles to leave LSU, but it’s highly improbable. Staying would be the safest—and likely the smartest—decision.

But then again, I’ve seen crazier things happen within the coaching carousel.


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