Les Miles comments on hiring new agent
Former LSU coach Les Miles commented on an earlier report by the Advocate that he hired Trace Armstrong to an agency team in order to land another coaching job.
“I’m fighting like heck,” Miles told The Advocate during a phone interview on Friday, “trying to win a championship at another place.”
Armstrong will join Miles’ agency team that already includes longtime agent George Bass, the coach confirmed to The Advocate.
Armstrong is regarded as one of the most powerful sports agents in his field. The former Pro Bowl defensive end and first-round NFL draft pick who also represents Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Houston’s Tom Herman and Penn State’s James Franklin.
He will soon begin working for Athletes First, an agency that already represents NFL stars. He had previously worked for Creative Artists Agency, where he worked alongside notable sports agent Jimmy Sexton.
“I just think we’re talking about broader coverage, a nation to represent,” Miles said about the hiring of Armstrong. “I enjoy the fact we use guys to do similar things and different things.”
Miles, who was fired in September, is scheduled to receive his first buyout check Monday and will be paid about $9.6 million over the next six years if he is able to find a new coaching job.