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Arkansas goes whole Hog, makes mega-offer to… Les Miles?

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We did our best to stay away from this, but then respected New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Jim Kleinpeter had to go and throw some significant mainstream oomph behind the speculation.

Earlier Tuesday evening, SportsByBrooks.com reported that Arkansas has lobbed a bombshell of an offer at LSU head coach Les Miles: five years, $27.5 million to become the Razorbacks’ next head football coach.  While most scoffed in the general direction of SBB’s report (guilty as charged), Kleinpeter followed it up a couple of hours later with a post that began “Miles has an offer from Arkansas for the head football coaching job.”

In that post, Kleinpeter went on to write that a source close to LSU confirmed that UA “made a serious offer” to Miles’ and/or his people and that “(LSU athletic director) Joe (Alleva) is meeting with (Miles’) agent and the discussion is ongoing.”

Yeah, wow.

The reports indicating an offer from Arkansas to Miles can be viewed through at least a couple of prisms.  One, Miles, through his agent, is leveraging LSU for a better deal by way of the media.  In 2012, according to USA Today figures figures, Miles stands to make just under $3.9 million.  Alabama’s Nick Saban, on the other hand, will make  $5.476 million; coincidentally or not, the Arkansas number being bandied about would pay Miles an average of $5.5 million annually.

Secondly, the offer is very real and Miles has/is giving it serious consideration.  The fact that Kleinpeter reports Miles’ agent is meeting with LSU’s AD lends credence to that facet of the speculation.  Or, thirdly, it’s a combination of the two, with Arkansas going whole Hog on Miles and the Miles’ camp merely using it as leverage for yet another new & improved contract.

In January of 2011, Miles confirmed that he would be meeting with officials from his alma mater Michigan to discuss the vacancy created by Rich Rodriguez‘s firing.  A day later, LSU confirmed Miles would be staying in Baton Rouge.  A day after that, it was announced Miles had agreed to a contract extension that, while it didn’t include an increase in salary, included “enhanced opportunities” for additional compensation as well as well as a firing-without-cause clause that jumped from just over $11 million to just under $19 million.

Miles has yet to address the latest round of speculation connecting him to another job, and LSU would only tap dance around the talk surrounding their head coach.

“We’ve seen the tweet by Sports by Brooks [sic] and we’re not going to comment on rumors or bits of information,” LSU SID Michael Bonnette told the paper. “It has been brought to Les’ attention and he didn’t have anything to say.”

As far as whether or not Miles would actually seriously entertain, let alone actually accept, an offer from Arkansas, we’ll allow a member of the collegiate coaching community who knows Miles very well answer that question with another question.

“If [Miles] didn’t take the job [at Michigan] when it was right there in his lap, why would he take a step down to another job in his own conference?”

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61 Responses to “Arkansas goes whole Hog, makes mega-offer to… Les Miles?”
  1. be4bama says: Nov 27, 2012 10:30 PM

    This will happen when hogs fly!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. rashardmendenballs says: Nov 27, 2012 10:34 PM

    Yo Les,

    Here is a check for 27 mil to coach the razorbacks.

    Your boy,
    Jerry Jones

  3. 69jaredallen69 says: Nov 27, 2012 10:36 PM

    Les is going to pull an extra couple million from his hat from either Arkansas or LSU…he really is a mad hatter!

  4. bender4700 says: Nov 27, 2012 10:38 PM

    Why not offer Bill Belichick $20 million a year?

    Makes as much sense as Arkansas thinking they’d hire someone from a winning, better program.

    Auburn, Arkansas, and Tennessee are going to have a rude awakening when they realize they are not the major player they think they are.

    The audacity of these programs. Auburn is goin to go down further. NCAA bans them from bowls, scholarship restrictions, and the realization Tommy Tuberville did a lot more there than anyone would. Won, a lot, for awhile. Chizik sold his soul to the Newton family, and that turned out to be a short lived deal.

  5. bobulated says: Nov 27, 2012 10:42 PM

    Piggies are dreaming if they think he will leave a perennial top 5 powerhouse to rebuild a program in his own conference and division.

  6. dmcgrann says: Nov 27, 2012 10:42 PM

    Ahh, the whole story is just the SEC way of keeping in the spotlight when today’s big story is the expansion of the Big East. :p

  7. southernpatriots says: Nov 27, 2012 10:43 PM

    be4bama: I love your post!!!

    With due deference…

    When Razorbacks become Tigers!!!

    I heard the rumors today and the rumors are spreading wildly with no substantiation (but isn’t that how it usually goes?)

    JT: best line: “If [Miles] didn’t take the job [at Michigan] when it was right there in his lap, why would he take a step down to another job in his own conference?”

    It has been hard enough to get LSU to try to schedule Michigan (or is it vice versa?)

    It has been good to finally beat the Razorbacks after they put it on us a number of years and to open pit roast a whole hog with Arkansas state fruit and vegetable in its mouth, I couldn’t imagine doing that if Miles went north! Where is he doing to get crawfish etouffee up there?

    I hope Arkansas finds the coach they need, but don’t pilfer our coach, come on now!

  8. Omar Nipper says: Nov 27, 2012 10:45 PM

    The bottom of the coaching barrel’s been scraped more times than a fisherman’s knuckle.

  9. dalucks says: Nov 27, 2012 10:49 PM

    I enjoy the hypocrisy of the NCAA. A school has 5 million dollars for a head football coach from a school getting 20 million dollars from a television deal however they cannot pay the student athletics because they are amateurs. Yeah right. Why do they need professional paid coaches for amateurs?
    How come the schools cannot pay football players 20k per year with a 100k bonus for graduating from the school in five years? The schools have 85 players and if you pay them 20K a year then we are talking about 170K per year. Given that a school might have 20 seniors graduating a year, we are talking about 200K in additional money. Given that 1K fans pay $100 for season tickets totals 1 million dollars then we know the funds are available and I have only named a few revenue streams.

  10. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 27, 2012 10:51 PM

    bender, you’re an idiot. Maybe you can go down to Auburn and find what the NCAA and the FBI could not… good luck.

    Arkansas has as much of a shot at hiring Les Miles as Phil Fulmer has of being named the new coach of the Browns, or president of MENSA, or being implicated in a love triangle with Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney. Basically there is NFW this is going to happen, just another clusterferk and probably a smokescreen.

    It is amazing to me that Arkansas has known for months they were going to hire a new coach, and THIS is what they come up with??? Miles aint going anywhere anytime soon, and it wont be to another SECW school when he does.

  11. bender4700 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:09 PM

    I’m an idiot for reading the sory about how they found evidence of violations they are currently investigating?

    Idiot: uninformed person
    Me: informed person.

    I think you sir are the idiot.

  12. dmcgrann says: Nov 27, 2012 11:11 PM

    dalucks said: … The schools have 85 players and if you pay them 20K a year then we are talking about 170K per year….
    ___________________________

    No, that would be $1.7 million per year, not $170,000, which is the standard definition of “170K”

  13. bender4700 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:11 PM

    Always love when fans realize their team isnt nearly that important.

    Sucks when you find your place in the world isn’t where you thought it was.

    Tennessee is by far the best open job, but not good enough to be ale to hire Jim Mora Jr as has been rumored to be their goal.

    Reality never lies or loses.

  14. vols84 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    Vols aren’t after Jim “Playoffs?” Mora Jr.

  15. jimbo75025 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    bender4700 says:
    Nov 27, 2012 11:11 PM
    Always love when fans realize their team isnt nearly that important.

    Sucks when you find your place in the world isn’t where you thought it was.
    ——–

    Eh, jobs go from bad to good and vice versa in the span of a few years. Was LSU looked at as a great job in the Gerry DiNardo, etc years? After Saban re-established things, then yes. Same with Alabama in the years between Stallings and Saban.

    For every up, there is a down and vice versa-is the circle of life Simba. You can only hope the ups are more prolonged than the downs.

  16. thefiesty1 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:27 PM

    Hogs are dreaming. They’ll be lucky to get a Junior College Coach to go there after what Petrino did.

  17. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 27, 2012 11:30 PM

    “I’m an idiot for reading the sory about how they found evidence of violations they are currently investigating?”

    What exactly is “evidence that is being investigated?” So far, no evidence has been uncovered or revealed, so yes, you are a flaming idiot.

    And furthermore, Arkansas/Auburn/Tennessee are all Top 20 jobs and that cannot be debated, only by total retards. And UT is not trying to hire Mora. I dont know where you get your information but its as lame as your opinions.

  18. dalucks says: Nov 27, 2012 11:50 PM

    @dmcgrann………I apologize for the typo. I meant 1.7 million dollars to illustrate how easy it would be for the schools to pay the student athletes compared to how much money the schools are making and how selfish they are being toward the student athletes.
    Schools often bring up the fairness of paying the revenue sports athletes compared to the non-revenue sports athletes when they have more than enough money to pay all athletes.

  19. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 12:00 AM

    @houndsofbaskervols & @bender

    Both of you guys are too funny! You both have a gift of humor in your scribes. I’m going to sleep now but I want to thank both of you for making me laugh while reading your posts to each other.
    Thanks, Jack the Gamecocker

  20. kozbee says: Nov 28, 2012 12:02 AM

    @ thefiesty1

    Why are the Hogs dreaming,fact what Bobby did wasnt hanging over Arkansas.The Arkansas family imo will regroup from all this and hire a good coach flashing all those millions.Look at Meyer when the Buckeyes brought him out of retirement everything is possible,even Miles taking the nite train to the Rock,Arkansas.

  21. bender4700 says: Nov 28, 2012 12:11 AM

    @jimbo75025 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:22

    Very true. But top jobs stay near the top. Even during some of the top teams rough years they could pull big names. Bama had a tough stretch, but their issues had a lot to do with the violations. NCAA sanctions greatly water down a programs appeal.

    @houndofthebaskervols says:

    You are correct, it cannot be debated. Debates require two informed people. So since I do not have an informed, dignified, or even clever counter part, there is no debate.

    We’ll see how Top 20 the programs are. Lane Kiffin bailed after one season, Derek Dooley was the best they could get? They fired him, so let’s see if ANY coach even remotely considered a top candidate goes for the job. No coach in a program on a higher level, that is already a head coach will be interested. Promise.

    Oh here is something more than insults to back up what I say. (key difference between us)
    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/21/ncaa-investigating-auburn-again/

    Gee, it’s almost like I stated something based on ACTUAL knowledge, and you result to insult because of some areas you need to compensate for. Throwing out “retard” and “idiot” suggest a lack of dignity and intelligence. You immediately reduce yourself to low forms of social interaction. You can’t use reality or facts, so just fling mud like a little child.

    Thumbs up… I’m sure you have plenty of intelligent debates with other very bright people.

    Hahaha yeah we both know that ain’t true.

  22. Slim Charles says: Nov 28, 2012 12:12 AM

    Say what you will about Brooks, the guy gets scoops.

  23. bender4700 says: Nov 28, 2012 12:17 AM

    Tennessee will get the best candidate they can, he should be able to succeed. He won’t be the head coach at a program like LSU nor say Florida State. That’s just absurd.

    Arkansas is the next best job, considering Petrino actually had them in good shape until his ability to be a man got in the way. If you are unhappy, divorce and spare everyone the embarrassment of when you will inevitably get caught. What a coward. Not like anyone had any favorable feelings about him before that. Outside of Arkansas. They will likely get: 1. Coach at a lower level (Butch Jones is popular) or Chris Petersen. 2. Rising coordinator at a major program.

    Auburn is in trouble. The REAL investigation and evidence being looked at will at least make any potential coach hesitant to take the job. Talent obviously in bad shape, and Alabama in firm control of the state limits their ability to recruit. They certainly need to find a gem.

  24. dmcgrann says: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 AM

    @dalucks, okay, that’s fine. But, without getting into why you’re suggesting it (i.e., to pay football players), go to any FBS school in any conference in the country and ask, “Hey, what say we cut $1.7 million from your budget?” There are few schools that would be okay with that. Something would have to suffer.

  25. bender4700 says: Nov 28, 2012 12:32 AM

    vols84 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    Vols aren’t after Jim “Playoffs?” Mora Jr.

    ——————

    Jim Mora SENIOR said the famous Playoffs line. Not sure how you can attach that to his son.

    And yes, the rumor is he is on their list. Same with Arkansas.

    A lot of guys get these “feeler” things, a school will tell a media member something, he reports it, and they wait. Boosters, other people associated with the program do it alllllll the time.

    USC certainly had people in a non-official capacity feeling out if Kiffin would be interested. Once they get the positive message, they begin the official process.

  26. bender4700 says: Nov 28, 2012 12:33 AM

    dmcgrann says: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 AM

    @dalucks, okay, that’s fine. But, without getting into why you’re suggesting it (i.e., to pay football players), go to any FBS school in any conference in the country and ask, “Hey, what say we cut $1.7 million from your budget?” There are few schools that would be okay with that. Something would have to suffer.

    ___________________

    Ask Maryland. They cut sports, and thanks to the Big Ten invite, will eventually bring them back. But they would certainly back your statement.

  27. rsmeans says: Nov 28, 2012 12:38 AM

    For a relatively small southern state Arkansas has loads of weathy people in the State from the Waltons to Jones to the chicken moguls etc. so they can afford the high salaries. I am not an Arkansas fan but proud they are in the SEC and hopefully they get a very good coach.

    Given the heat that Miles received from LSU fans and the support that Petrino received from Arkansas fans Miles might be better off at Arkansas. I have a feeling that LSU is on the decline and what better feather in your hat than to resurrect Arkansas.

  28. hahapapa says: Nov 28, 2012 12:41 AM

    You SEC Dicks crack me up..keep fighting amongst your selves. Like the rest of us really care.

  29. thraiderskin says: Nov 28, 2012 2:29 AM

    The SEC butt-love-fest aside, I’m not sure what is crazier to hear, Miles to Arkansas or Gruden to Tennessee with a stake in the Cleveland Browns as incentive (per profootballtalk.com).

  30. sssjim7 says: Nov 28, 2012 2:46 AM

    Sigh… 5.5 million for a football coach… state supported schools jumping conferences for TV dollars…

    Where will it all end? College sports is becoming a country club for the rich. Poor people can’t afford tickets to home games anymore, let alone fly to away games…

    Tuition for students is going up all the time… too bad all that TV money isn’t required to go to the school to reduce tuition instead…

    But, no, sadly… it goes to leverage bigger loans to put the school in debt… it goes to raise the faculty salaries… it goes to everything but helping the students learn.

    Not really sure why we, as fans, even care anymore….

    I was reading a lot of student blog posts about realignment… most of them saying crazy stuff like “we need to sell out our school to the highest bidder and get in on that TV money train”…

    I wonder why they think that? THEY won’t see a penny of it… THEY will see their school lose old rivalries… THEY will see their chances of going to away games practically dissappear… THEY will see their student free ticket allocation drop. THEY will see their tuition go UP because of increased interest in the school…

    Everything that the administrators are saying is so good for the school is really only good for the faculty… not the students…

    And yet, like sheep… they fall in line…

    Crazy world…

    Just my .02
    ~Jim

  31. sssjim7 says: Nov 28, 2012 2:52 AM

    Oh yeah… if Miles does accept the job, I fully expect LSU to turn around and offer Saban 6 mil to replace him…

    Heck, it’s only money, right?

  32. 35longmiles says: Nov 28, 2012 7:08 AM

    Shockingly stupid people throwing comments around this thread.

  33. mrlaloosh says: Nov 28, 2012 7:23 AM

    Resurrect ar-Kansas!? Don’t u first have to be alive to be resurrected! STEEEEWEEE-PIG!

  34. floridacock says: Nov 28, 2012 7:41 AM

    @dmcgrann

    Yea right, the SEC timed their members coaching search to rain on the Big East’s parade. ANY BE coach would be glad to take one of those SEC coaching jobs!

  35. foreverlsu says: Nov 28, 2012 7:46 AM

    Stupid writer finds humor in continued use of Les Miles picture. Hate all you want but the man has won 81% of his games at LSU in 8 seasons in most difficult conference.

  36. normtide says: Nov 28, 2012 8:01 AM

    Miles ain’t hurting for $, why take a few million more to destroy your career? Places like LSU are where coaches soar, Arkansas just isn’t like that. There are maybe 10 jobs in the country like LSU, and maybe 5 that have the recruiting cache. A great recruiter at a recruiting Mecca, that’s a match made in coaching heaven.

  37. kdbroom says: Nov 28, 2012 8:04 AM

    dmcgrann,

    IMHO, what SHOULD suffer (in order to pay players) is coaching salaries. I think it’s absurd how much money coaches are making these days, especially considering that schools refuse to pay the players anything more than the value of the scholarship.

    I’m all for paying whatever the market bears to have a competitive team. Unfortunately, the current marketplace in college athletics keeps downward pressure on resources allocated to players (through maintaining that they’re amateurs), and allows those resources to shift towards coaches. So, in reality, coaches are getting what should be allocated to them, and much of what would be allocated to players. In the NFL, where you’ll find a more competitive marketplace for talent, you’ll find very few coaches who make more money than their star players.

  38. gorilladunk says: Nov 28, 2012 8:08 AM

    I don’t cook for coaches or tell the AD who he should schedule, but I think an outsider can bring a bit of a different angle to all this: Les Miles takes more sh*t than any coach in the country who has his resume. He’s constantly reminded that he won “with Saban’s players” and that he’s a goofball. And this is from his fan base! Why wouldn’t he want the opportunity to prove that he could succeed at another spot? The Arkansas job would be a breath of fresh air for him, professionally, and he would remain in a conference that he knows well. His recruiting ties would remain intact. Again, I have no idea whether there’s any serious merit to the story, but from an outsiders point of view, it DOES make some sense.

  39. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 8:13 AM

    sssjim7 says:
    Nov 28, 2012 2:46 AM
    Sigh… 5.5 million for a football coach… state supported schools jumping conferences for TV dollars…
    +-+-+
    All well said, Jim.

    Question: Do the TV dollars football and basketball bring in go to the athletic department or to the school?

    Miles has a daughter that should be graduating this year from U-High. (I may be off a year.) See where she is going to school next year. Meyer’s daughter was enrolled at tOSU before he took the job.

    I noticed Kentucky was left out of the plumb SEC jobs. Little wonder. However, the CFO of LSU is leaving — for Kentucky.

    Miles and his family are more involved in community activities than you may think. Horizontal moves, e.g. to another school in the same conference much less same division, don’t make sense. But then much of college football doesn’t make sense.

  40. norcalirish says: Nov 28, 2012 8:31 AM

    Both of these teams are irrelevant.

  41. dinklespiel says: Nov 28, 2012 8:45 AM

    Hope they sign him this year, cause next year they will just be putting most of that hard earned money into the Federal coffers.

  42. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 8:51 AM

    Les wants to know if the Volley Ball Girl is part of the package. Also, no motorcycles for Les! Only a flat bed. :)

  43. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 9:13 AM

    @bender4700

    I’m surprised Cam wasn’t selected to be on the search committee for a new coach. Oh wait……. that would be a conflict of interest. Never mind.

  44. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 9:15 AM

    thegamecocker says:
    Nov 28, 2012 8:51 AM
    Les wants to know if the Volley Ball Girl is part of the package. Also, no motorcycles for Les! Only a flat bed.
    +-+-+

    Be nice!
    ;)

  45. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 9:26 AM

    @sssjim7

    I feel your pain. The world is upside-down now. Your problem is that you make too much sense with your posts. As a result, you need to seek help because you are a logical thinker. There are many of us out there (and I do mean “OUT THERE”) where logic, common sense, and character are no longer required in the society we live in. If you have money, you are an icon. If you don’t, you’re part of the 47% and are still a winner! For me, I’d rather switch than fight. I just get on the train and where ever it stops, I’ll get off and smell the flowers.

  46. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 9:33 AM

    @normtide

    Yup! Who needs the aggravation when he has an established program at LSU! There is plenty of money at LSU and I can’t see Les Miles making this jump. At best he’ll leverage it to earn more at LSU.

  47. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 9:37 AM

    @kdbroom

    Maybe the Gov’t should put a cap on college coaches salaries. That way the schools can use the savings to actually better the education quality of students. OMG, that is just too logical….I better call my shrink and get an appointment.

  48. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 9:44 AM

    Well, I’ve been saying for a while that some of our “fans” may just get what they ask for. Hopefully LSU will counter with enough to get him to stay. I honestly think he will stay, but with a $2 million/year raise and not having to hear how he inherited everything and how all his wins are lucky, and blah blah blah, I wouldn’t blame him for leaving.

    BTW, any of those detractors know how Saban finished at LSU with his players? He finished 9-3 and lost to the damned Hawkeyes. His records by year: 8-4, 10-3, 8-5, 12-1, 9-3.

    Not taking anything away from Saban, he’s currently the best coach in college football. Les is 3-4 against Saban head to head and our program is unquestionably better off now than it was when Les was hired. I happen to think he’s a pretty good football coach himself.

  49. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2012 11:13 AM

    infrno: This morning WWL radio reported that Miles was in meetings with LSU at this moment where they would offer to add to the amount of his yearly salary and incentives, bringing it up to a reported $4 M range, hope they give him an extension as well.

    Les Miles is a great recruiter and a great coach. He is a fine father and a great man. Coach is odd, but so are Louisianans. When you have the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty, Swamp People, Cajun Justice, Cajun Pawn, and some that make those folks look normal (a few in my own family! ha.), then Les and his hats/caps and grass eating fits right in.

  50. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2012 11:15 AM

    I doubt that he would take it. He has a great thing going at LSU.

    Arkansas is crazy because they need someone to build a program, not take over a top-shelf program. Did they forget that Saban resurrected LSU and Miles did didn’t crash the Corvette into the oak tree?

    infrno…he did inherit a nicely rebuilt program loaded with talent one year removed from a national title. This isn’t like what Boom inherited from Meyer. You cite Saban’s records each year, but I noticed that you left out the 2 years prior to his arrival, 4-7 and 3-8.

    Saban completely turned around that program and Miles has done a nice job maintaining and building on it.

    All of that said, LSU should give the man a raise.

  51. hor2012 says: Nov 28, 2012 11:27 AM

    I don’t know if this is true or not. But, if it is I’ll bet anyone that if he takes this job at UA the NCAA will be commin calling on LSU. Just a hunch.

  52. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 11:52 AM

    Gatorprof – No one said he didn’t inherit a good program. I just pointed out (correctly) that he has improved on it. Believe it or not, DeNardo actually improved the program over what it was when he took over as well.

    In addition, Miles greatly improved “second fiddle” OSU during his time there. My point is, he is one of the top 5 coaches in NCAA football.

    @SP – I wish I could give you more thumbs up!

  53. wabbitslayer says: Nov 28, 2012 12:23 PM

    If the Philadelphia Eagles would go ahead and fire Andy Reid now, the Hogs could make him an offer….

  54. rsoandb says: Nov 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Why would Miles leave for a “lesser” program in the same conference and division? $$$. Didn’t Saban do the same thing, sandwiched between a cursory “never really intended to be here” stop with the Dolphins?

  55. BrownsTown says: Nov 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Sports by Brooks usually has solid reporting. For instance……

    http://sportsbybrooks.com/tag/trent_richardson

  56. rsoandb says: Nov 28, 2012 12:44 PM

    Jon Embree is available.

  57. florida727 says: Nov 28, 2012 2:56 PM

    “rsoandb”, Jon Embree is going to stay available too, especially after his “I won’t get a second chance because I’m black” comment. Idiot probably doesn’t even realized he effectively black-balled himself! Seriously, who’d hire him knowing he’s a race-card-player-in-waiting?

  58. hor2012 says: Nov 28, 2012 3:22 PM

    florida727

    I missed that did he really say that.

  59. florida727 says: Nov 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    Yep. The video was played on SportsCenter. And then the talking heads on SportsCenter cited a statistic that says of the 47 FBS black head coaches that have been fired, only Tyrone Willingham was re-hired at another FBS school. No mention of how many white head coaches that have been fired, have been re-hired at other FBS schools of course. Not a big deal, just typical media B.S.

  60. suprmous says: Nov 28, 2012 4:30 PM

    Southernpatriots, pass the Jambalya please and lets eat in celebration. This talk of Coach going elsewhere’s made me wanting some comfort food to go along with the smooth desert I’ve got stashed in my pocket.

  61. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2012 4:42 PM

    Suprmous:

    Since Coach Miles loves crawfish etouffee so much, I was thinking a long those lines but jambalaya is fine!

    I could not conceive that Miles would disrupt his family life which is well established in Baton Rouge with its temperate climate compared to Fayetteville and head north, although at the time I did not realize that he was such long friends with the Arkansas AD Jeff Long. If I had known that I would have swallowed hard, but he gave
    AD Long some recommendations of coaches to fill his vacant position.

    A seven year contract, and Miles was suggesting he might go a 14 year extension in his press conference…ha.

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