Is Kansas Really Les Miles Coaching Destination? [VIDEO]
With the news that former LSU Coach Les Miles has reached a financial settlement with the university, 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Matt Parker discuss why a coach of Miles stature would leave $5 million on the table to take a job at perennial pigskin second fiddle Kansas.
LSU still owed Miles $6.5 million in guaranteed salary after firing him in September 2016. He hasn't coached since.
At the time of his dismissal, Miles was owed about $9 million, to be paid in monthly installments until 2023. But Thursday's agreement absolves LSU of any remaining funds owed to Miles, who coached the Tigers from 2005 to 2016 and went 114-34 while leading LSU to a national championship in 2007.
And pertaining to the rumors of Miles taking over the Jayhawks program, espn.com also says:
Sources told ESPN on Thursday that Miles met with athletic director Jeff Long last week to discuss the Jayhawks' job for 2019. Long and Miles know one another from their time at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
But the big question is, would Les Miles take such a small buyout on his remaining money for a school like Kansas, or does the man with a career coaching record of 141 - 55 have a bigger school in his sights, and are the Jayhawks just a front for something bigger?