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Les Miles to receive contract extension, salary hike from LSU

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Baton Rouge, La. - LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva announced Wednesday that head football coach Les Miles will receive a contract extension and increase in salary after LSU's bowl appearance this year. 

The details of the contract changes are still being negotiated and are subject to the approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors.

"Our intent was to address his contract following this year's bowl game, but speculation about other job opportunities accelerated our process a little," Alleva said. "I think we have accomplished the important step of securing Les Miles as our head coach for the long-term good of the program."

Miles is 85-20 as head coach of the Tigers and secured his sixth 10-win season in his team's regular season finale at Arkansas.

"Les Miles is one of the premier coaches in the country and has LSU in contention for championships year in and year out," Alleva said. "Only two coaches in the 119-year history of LSU football have coached as many years at this school and only one has won more games. Les Miles has made a commitment to LSU and LSU is solidifying its commitment to Les Miles."

Miles was named the 2011 National Coach of the Year after an undefeated regular season.

"The coaching business is a competitive one and it is important to compensate our coach for his accomplishments and his worth," Alleva said. "Les has not received a pay increase since his salary was automatically elevated following our national championship in 2007 and he has continued to keep LSU on the national stage."

LSU's postseason bowl game destination will be announced Sunday, December 2.


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