Report: Les Miles era nearing its end at LSU, hefty buyout not an issue
The flurry of recent reports linking LSU nearing its decision on the future of Les Miles continued Sunday as NOLA.com’s James Smith said the Tigers are ready to move on, according to Tiger Athletic Foundation board members.
The major obstacle — the $17 million buyout owed to Miles and his staff — is not an issue, according to a “highly ranked source involved with the decision-making process.”
Following Saturday’s loss at Ole Miss, Miles declined to comment on his future at the program but did say he planned on talking to his players on Monday to clear up any questions they may have.
Smith’s sources say that Miles met with LSU officials last week to discuss the end game.
The unranked Tigers (7-3) have lost three straight since debuting at No. 2 in the initial College Football Playoff Poll during the first week of November. LSU finished 8-5 last season, strengthening the administration’s displeasure with Miles.
Smith’s full report can be read, here.