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Old 12-06-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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Thumbs up CNN SI: LSU Contract keeps Les Miles thru 2012

Is he worth it? Apparently so, according to LSU. We shall see.

Miles signs extension with LSU
Contract keeps coach in Baton Rouge thru 2012
Posted: Thursday December 6, 2007 4:48PM; Updated: Thursday December 6, 2007 4:50PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU coach Les Miles has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Tigers through 2012.

The deal was approved Thursday by the LSU board's athletic committee, apparently ending any chance of Miles leaving for Michigan to replace Lloyd Carr, who retired last month. The approval of the full board is needed, but that is considered a formality when the board meets Friday.

The contract doesn't change Miles' salary, which already will rise to at least $2.8 million annually based on LSU's Southeastern Conference championship this year.

If LSU wins the national championship, the contract provides Miles would become among the nation's top-earning college football coaches. University officials estimate that would put his annual earnings somewhere between $3.2 million and $3.5 million.

LSU (11-2) faces Ohio State (11-1) in the BCS national championship game Jan. 7 at the Louisiana Superdome.

Just before his team played Tennessee in the SEC title game Dec. 1, Miles effectively ended speculation he would bolt Baton Rouge for Michigan, announcing his intention to remain at LSU.

Copyright 2007 Associated Press

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