Though it’s been reported that Baylor has significant interest in hiring former LSU coach Les Miles this offseason, the Bears are not the only notable Power 5 program trying to reel in the two-time SEC championship winner.

According to a report from, Miles has also been aggressively pursued by Purdue. And whether he ends up at Purdue, Baylor, or somewhere else, he already has a plan in place for an offensive staff that could help erase the stigma that he has lost his grip on modern day college football play-calling from that side of the ball.

Per the report:

Miles, one source says, is telling potential employers including Purdue that he intends to bring current Alabama offensive analysts Steve Sarkisian and Mike Locksley to serve on his offensive staff. One source told 247Sports that under Miles’ sales pitch, Sarkisian, the former USC head coach, would serve as Miles’ principal play-caller while Locksley, the former New Mexico head coach, would likely serve as a run-game coordinator.

Miles was fired from LSU earlier this season after a disappointing 2-2 start that featured offensive performances of 14, 23, and 13 against FBS competition.

However, Miles has won 141 games in his coaching career — including a national title — and a program like Purdue or Baylor could use a coach of his experience and community leadership.