BREAKING NEWS: Miles Staying At LSU

ATLANTA - Well, the cat seems to be out of the bag - officially. Les Miles will remain at LSU as head coach of the Tigers.

In an unprecedented move, LSU coach Les Miles called a 1:50 p.m. press conference in the GeorgiaDome prior to the Tigers' 4 p.m. contest with the Tennessee Volunteers in the SEC Championship Game to clear up any confusion about his future.

Speculation has been rampant about Miles' future in Baton Rouge and that he would likely be the next coach at the University of Michigan. Friday night, ESPN broke the story that Bo Pelini was expected to be announced the next coach at Nebraska.

Saturday morning, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit was reporting that Miles would be expected to be named coach of the Wolverines sometime next week. Herbestreit even went so far as to say former Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta would join Miles in Ann Arbor as the next DC at Michigan.

Approximately two hours prior to Saturday's kickoff, Miles, along with athletic director Skip Bertman and chancellor Sean O'Keefe, met with a large gathering of the media in the basement of the GeorgiaDome.

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Miles stepped onstage, refused to sit, and delivered a very determined, concise message that "he is the coach at LSU" and that he "wasn't interested in any other jobs." He said the reports of his accepting the Michigan job were false and that he is looking forward to coaching his "damn fine football team."

Miles, Bertman nor O'Keefe fielded any questions from the media. However, afterwards, TigerRag.com spoke with LSU senior associate athletic director Herb Vincent, who confirmed a new contract has been agreed upon by both parties (LSU and Miles) and that the details will be released soon.

It is being speculated Miles could be ready to earn up to $3.5 million.

Click on the link below to listen to Miles' comments in their entirety.




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