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Les Miles gets raise to $4.3 million per year and two years extension

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It was announced in late November after being wooed by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long that LSU head coach Les Miles would receive a nice raise and contract extension. And after posting another 10-win season, LSU announced Miles would get a bump in salary to $4.3 million per season with a two-year extension.

Miles’ new deal runs through 2019, and he’ll go before the Board of Supervisors on February 1st.

“Les Miles is one of the most successful coaches in America and he has the LSU program in position to compete for championships each and every year in the most dominant football conference in the country,” Alleva said. “He recruits at an elite level, his players graduate and he is a respected member of the community. We are proud he will lead the LSU football program for the long-term future.”

Previously, Miles’ contract paid him $3.751 million annually and was set to expire in December of 2017. The new amendment extends the deal to December 2019.

LSU has finished in the top five four times during his tenure, including two SEC Championships and 2007’s national championship.

And yet Miles will undoubtedly still be the highest paid coach continually in the hot seat talks year after year.

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