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Les Miles staying at LSU, will get extension, raise in return

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As expected, and in the end, it was much ado about nothing… nothing but money, that is.

Yesterday evening, at least two reports surfaced that Arkansas had made a significant contractual offer to Les Miles to become the Razorbacks’ next head coach.  It was assumed by most that either it was a desperation move on the part of UA or a leverage move by Miles’ agent in an effort to get his client a new contract.

Regardless of what the reality is or was, the latter turned out to be the result of the speculation.

In a statement released through the university,  athletic director Joe Alleva confirmed that, as in the past, Miles would indeed be staying in Baton Rouge and would remain on as the Bayou Bengals’ head coach.

“Les Miles is one of the premier coaches in the country and has LSU in contention for championships year in and year out,” Alleva’s statement read.  “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.”

The commitment on the part of the university will come in the form of a tweaked contract that will include both an extension (seven years) and a raise of an unspecified amount.  The new deal, which is currently in the process of being negotiated, is expected to be finalized following LSU’s bowl appearance this season.

Somewhat unbelievably, Miles has not received a raise, as the school itself noted in the release, “since his salary was automatically elevated following our national championship in 2007.”  Miles is hardly a pauper, though, as he earned just under $3.9 million in 2012, a figure that makes him the second-highest paid head coach in the SEC behind Nick Saban‘s $5.5 million.

Alleva acknowledged that the speculation expedited matters on the contract front between the university and the coach.

“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 did acknowledge in a subsequent press conference that he did engage in very preliminary discussions with UA, saying that he is very good friends with that school’s athletic director, Jeff Long.  The coach declined to say which side initiated the conversations.

Miles did deny, though, that there was a five-year, $27.5 million offer on the table from Arkansas.

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  1. suprmous says: Nov 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Unlike a former coach who’s known to be arrogant and chasing after the almighty buck Les Miles isn’t anywhere like the former. At least Les Miles isn’t in the habit of stealing away in the middle of the nite and leaving without as much as a kiss my ass or what have you. This man has said over and over that LSU’s home for him and his family and once again I think his actions have spoken volumes. Praise the Lord, now pass the Jambalya and red beans and rice and lets celebrate. GEAUXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX TIGERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2012 4:32 PM

    Makes sense…smart move by LSU.

    Very few coaches can win a national title at a school and then move on to a traditional “doormat” type program and make it work.

    Saban moved up going to Bama.

    Spurrier is the only one that really comes to mind immediately, but like Saban, he did the college – fail in the pros – college plan.

  3. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2012 4:35 PM

    suprmous: You forgot the smoked sausage! ha. Good to see you on here.

    Listening to the WWL AM broadcast of the live press conference which was begun by AD Joe Aleva who said the details of the new contract and extention were still being worked out but he was glad to announce that Miles was not going anywhere.

    Miles then indicated he had a long friendship with the AD of Arkansas. AD Long telephoned him and the offer made was not in the figures rumored, but that he told his friend that he was the LSU coach and that he and his sons, oldest and youngest daughters and his wife were all thrilled and very comfortable in Baton Rouge. They were all settled.

    Miles later said in the press conferencxe that he was the LSU football coach and would remain the LSU football coach with a 7 year extension. He laughed and indicated he might asked for a 14 year extension since he was still a young man.

    While in conversation with his friend, Jeff Long, the Arkansas Razorbacks AD, he did recommend some coaches for Long’s consideration.

    Rumor, though not firm detail, is that the raise in pay will come to $4M or slightly over.

  4. rsmeans says: Nov 28, 2012 4:35 PM

    LSU fans are extremely critical of their great coaches (Saban and Miles) and did not deserve either. But that catches up with you. LSU is beginning to decline and I doubt they will be a big SEC factor after this year. Miles should have taken the Job. Saban of course took a much better Job where he is deeply appreciated and rewarded.

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 28, 2012 4:40 PM

    Miles is a tool.

    But good for him and LSU.

  6. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 4:41 PM

    The Advocate article by Scott Rabalais is here:

    From that article:
    Two years in a row LSU has posted the second best Graduation Success Rate in the SEC, trailing only Vanderbilt.

    SP: What about Miles’ middle daughter? 😉 I had his daughter who should be a hs senior this year in track and field where she was a decent middle distance runner. Her sport of choice I understand is basketball. She seems to be a really nice kid.

  7. jimbo75025 says: Nov 28, 2012 4:43 PM

    Well, on one hand, glad to know Les will be back at LSU. Just seems like he belongs there for some reason.

    On the other hand, LSU fans need to remember this next season when the first time something goes wrong and the calls start for Miles’ head.

  8. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2012 4:45 PM

    CK: Miles mentioned his 19 year old daughter and his young daughter and his two sons, then went on to answer questions from the media.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 28, 2012 4:46 PM

    Seems to me that Miles played the old “Somebody want’s me more trick” to get more money…

    Does any LSU fan think he deserves Saban money?

  10. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 5:03 PM

    SP: I understand the daughters are bookends with the sons in the middle. Just kidding you.

    I know if his daughter was at the track meet, Miles was in the stands.

  11. ernie ernie says: Nov 28, 2012 5:04 PM

    Dammit. I wanted to post how he will screw Arkansas just like he did Michigan and get the big raise again. He is so good at it now, I can’t post fast enough for this guy.

  12. florida727 says: Nov 28, 2012 5:06 PM

    By Florida State Statute, I’m not permitted to say anything overly congratulatory to anyone in the state of Louisiana. However, since I’m out of town on business, I’ll stretch the legal standards of my beloved state and say GEAUX TIGERS! specifically to my “southernpatriots” friends and all LSU fans in general :)

    Seriously, good for everyone involved. Good obviously for Miles; good for his family’s stability; good for the football program as it pertains to continuity and future recruiting; good for the fans to know they’ll have a quality coach to lean on for years to come, and good for…

    Oops, got to go. Entering Florida airspace… Love ‘ya, mean it, bye…

  13. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 5:27 PM

    Oh my, Les is staying at LSU? What a shock, and what is up with all this bullshit congratulatory nonsense?

    Sheez, Miles was already making in the neighborhood of 5 mil, only SEC fans are dumb enough to think you can dangle a checkbook in front of a guy who already has a Top 10 job in fertile recruiting grounds to take a position in Podunk, Arkansas where you’ll have to send your staff back to Louisiana to recruit.

    It was fun watching the Arky fans foaming at the mouth at the prospect of this hire, they are off on Chris PetersEn now. LOL

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 28, 2012 5:30 PM

    If I had to bet my house on it… I think Tuberville would love to be back in the SEC and Arkansas would be a great place for him

  15. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 5:38 PM

    Football coaches from the state of Arkansas.

    Butch Davis
    Gus Malzahn
    Charlie Strong
    Tommy Tuberville

    All 4 would take the job and Arky is jacking around with Les Miles. Its hilarious.

  16. normtide says: Nov 28, 2012 5:57 PM

    Long is going to lose his job, he had eight months to find a coach, and all he has done is get miles a raise (much deserved btw). Its getting harder to find good coaches, and the extra time was supposed to give Long an edge.

  17. thegamecocker says: Nov 28, 2012 6:18 PM

    Gee, what a surprise! Les using this as leverage for more money. I think I read that somewhere in another post that this would happen. In fact I know I read it because I wrote it.

  18. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 6:58 PM

    houndofthebaskervols says:
    Nov 28, 2012 5:38 PM
    Football coaches from the state of Arkansas.

    Butch Davis
    Gus Malzahn
    Charlie Strong
    Tommy Tuberville

    Ya forgot Jerrah Jones.

  19. dmvdmv101560 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:04 PM

    No way was Les going to Arkansas – if he didn’t go back to Michigan (his alma mater) when the job was offered to him why would he go to another SEC school – and a school that is a step down from LSU. Les used this as leverage to get a raise and extension – well played sir!!

  20. sssjim7 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:08 PM

    All the LSU folk can pick themselves up off the floor and breathe again now… :)

  21. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 8:31 PM

    It’s funny to see the Les detractors prove (anonymously, of course), how stupid they are.

    No, he wasn’t making anywhere near 5 million a year.

    Butch Davis – stressed out, couldn’t handle actual coaching

    Tommy Tuberville – please, PLEASE get him Arky, he got fired from Auburn, and is the epitome of a scumbag. If it were possible to get lower than Petrino, there’s your guy.

    Hound, I’m guessing your got yer GED from the great state of ArkanSAW.

    That 80for80 guy is also pretty stupid.

    Here’s some facts for all y’all. Miles is one of the top 5 coaches in the NCAA. He’s got a better winning percentage than Saban, Stoops, Spurrier, etc. etc. He’s 3-4 against Saban (and 2 of those 4 could have gone LSU, and no, neither of them were Les’ “fault”). He’s 3-3 against Urban Meyer, and 3-0 against Steve Spurrier.

    Saban has been gone for years, so to say that he’s doing it with Saban’s talent/program/team is just absolutely, um, what is the PC term for “retarded”?

    Yes, he makes mistakes. Just like Saban (UAB, Kentucky, Florida, ULM – I could go on), Meyers, Stoops, Spurrier – yes, I could STILL go on. Fact is, the only coach that (now, thanks to John Chavis) has a winning record against him is Nick Saban, and that is by exactly 1 game.

  22. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 8:55 PM


    5 mil? Yes he was retard, have you read his contract… not implying that you can actually read but if you could, and if Google was your friend you would never have made that idiotic post. Now you are branded a Bozo.

    And after attempting to read that prolificly moronic post of yours, all I can say is….. please post more often, thats the best laugh I’ve had in weeks. LOL

  23. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 9:04 PM

    You’re the idiot that claimed he was making close to 5 mil. Given that my post was 100% factually provable and yours was, well, retarded, I’ll take your idiotic attempt at an insult as a compliment. When you get more than 2 neurons try again

  24. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 9:12 PM


    My post said Miles was “making in the neighborhood of 5mil.” What don’t you understand about that moron, its a factual statement. Hell your post isn’t 100 percent readable, much less provable. I can prove Les Miles is already making that much money, all you have to do is read his friggin contract….is that too difficult for you ya Gimp, I’m not doing your homework for you.

    And I didn’t attempt to insult you, I did insult you. If you had a functioning brain cell left you’d realize that you pickle yodeling goat defiler. LOL

  25. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 9:18 PM

    Maybe you just don’t math well. He was making under 4 mil/ year, closer to 3.75. I’ll round it up for you so you can follow along. 4 < 5. 5-4 =1. 1/4=25%. So, if you round his salary up by about a quarter mil, you're still claiming he made 25% more than he actually is.

    In reality, this would have been a huge raise, given they offered more than 5 mil and he makes less than 4. Get your kid to 'splain it to you

  26. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 9:21 PM

    No, you’d have to actually make a factual point to be insulting. Since we’ve proven you can’t even comprehend basic math, you fail.

  27. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 9:37 PM


    Hopelessly retarded. Miles was making 3.75mil before his contract was restructured in 2011, and that was only salary. I suppose you missed all the additional supplemental income and other added bennies that Miles gets as LSU coach, and when you add it all up voo-ah-lah its in the neighborhood of 5 million bucks.

    You’re so dumb. this is like you making 5 bucks an hour working at McDonalds in Wisconsin, and I offer you a 50 cent raise to move to Nebraska to flip burgers for me. Holey hell, who would turn that down? LMAO

  28. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 9:48 PM

    Ok, I get it. You’re a troll. Les hasn’t had a raise since his 2007 BCS title. Since you brought up Google, I assumed you could actually use it. I didn’t have to, I live here and his salary is by law public knowledge. He actually makes just over 3.8. Yes, he gets bonuses provided he reaches certain goals, but that isn’t what you said. We are talking bout his SALARY, both what he gets (over 25% less than whatyou claimed) and what he was offered (over 50% more than he currently makes). Yes, math are hard, I tried to dumb it down as best I could.

    I’m guessing you probably make around 5 bucks an hour since you are stupid enough to compare fitty cent to 1.2 million.

    And yes, I believe I will fries with that.


  29. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:00 PM


    Oh I see, we’re “only talking about his salary.” I’m sorry, I thought we were talking about what the man actually MAKES.

    And no, the Arky offer was not “50 percent more than he makes.” I know the education standards are not all that high in Louisiana, but even Tommy on Swamp People would have turned down that deal.

    Maybe you dont realize this ferno, but if you are making 5 mil in one place where you are happy, then making 6/7/8 mil where you might not be happy is only an incremental bump. Do you know what incremental means? LOL

  30. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 10:04 PM

    Just allow me to interject here with the fact that baskervols couldn’t be any more wrong re: Miles’ compensation. LSU’s AD himself admitted in the school’s own release that Miles has not received a raise “since his salary was automatically elevated following our national championship in 2007.”

    Yes, his salary has gone up yearly, but it hasn’t gone up because of a restructure in 2011, as is clearly shown by clicking HERE.

    I don’t mind pissing matches, but I do mind pissing matches that involve very, very faulty aim.

  31. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:14 PM

    Sorry John, you guys are talking salary, I’m talking about what he makes and that includes supplemental income and other income defined in his contract. In his original contract, he was to be paid an additional guaranteed 500K minimum per year in supplemental income plus bonuses and “other.”

    Sorry, you guys can whine all you want, but I’m not the one with “faulty aim.” LOL

  32. whoopteedo says: Nov 28, 2012 10:15 PM

    Love that Miles said that he was The LSU Coach and he and his family were happily settled in Baton Rouge at the same time that he leveraged a competitive offer. Which is it? Are you happy or are you unhappy and asking for more money?

    If I were the AD, I would have played the film of an on-side kick with 51 seconds against Alabama when LSU was ahead. Who kicks on-side when they are ahead, risking giving a team like Alabama the ball on the 50 yard line with no time left for you to respond to a possible Alabama touchdown?

    Were I the AD, I would have also played the BCS Championship game film from ealier this year where Miles called the same silly option plays, plays to the short side of the field and his staying with a quarterback who was so wide-eyed, he looked like ET. I may ask him why he Miles didn’t simply do some coaching and change up the calls when the ones he started with failed so miserably after 3.25 quarters. “Tell me again, Coach, why you didn’t run some draw plays, little pop passes over the middle, a screen play once in awhile and even a deep pass to back the defense off the line”?

    But what I wouldn’t have done would be to reward mediocrity with more money and an extension for as long as 7 years. I would not have rewarded Miles for proving that Sabin is a better coach and deserving of his $5.5M. What would Miles have done had the AD kept Miles’ pay basically the same with a push for better performance and outcome? Let’s face it, we played some pretty mediocre teams this year and are not likely to have that gift again.

  33. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 10:26 PM

    @baskervols: You apparently fail to realize that Miles’ $3.9 million salary in 2012 INCLUDES supplemental income — radio/TV deals, appearances, apparel, etc. — and any other guaranteed income that’s defined in his contract. Yes, he has $700,000 in bonuses written into his contract. I’ll allow you to tell me what percentage of that is tied into BcS/SEC championship game appearances for any season, and how he will even remotely be in the neighborhood of $5 million in compensation in 2012.

  34. bozosforall says: Nov 28, 2012 10:26 PM

    bastardVOLS…methinks you should worry about your own pathetic program rather than take potshots at much better programs. Jealousy doesn’t become you.

  35. tigersgeaux says: Nov 28, 2012 10:28 PM

    Joe Aleva AD LSU said he had the contract extension and raise already prepared and ready to offer to Miles when the bowl game was over in late January. It appears then that Aleva had the offer ready and Miles accepted it, not that he “leveraged a competitive offer.” Miles turned down the offer from his buddy Jeff Long before Aleva offered the extension and raise. How is that leveraging? There does remain one bonus in the contract. Miles will receive the salary of the highest paid coach in the NCAA plus $1000 if and when LSU wins the BCS NC.

  36. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:30 PM

    John, no it doesn’t. Sorry, you either cant read or don’t know anything about contracts, I’m guessing both. His supplemental income is in addition to his salary, thats why its supplemental. Duh.

    Sorry this makes you so mad, if I couldnt read or do simple math I suppose I’d be angry too. LOL

  37. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:34 PM

    Hey Bozo, exactly where am I taking “potshots” at anybody here except Arkansas? They deserve it, Long has had 8 months to figure out who he’s going to hire and he decides after the season is over that it might be a good idea to take a run at Les Miles. This is historically stupid, one of the dumbest gaffes in the history of athletics. Sorry if I’m taking potshots at Arky, but you have to admit this is pretty dumb.

  38. tigersgeaux says: Nov 28, 2012 10:36 PM

    JT: the same baskervols has been on a vendetta against southernpatriots, posting all sorts of lies on previous blogs, such as they don’t know anything about Knoxville, when their nephew whom they helped to raise and his practice and family are all in Knoxville, as is one of our volunteer agency headquarters that we work with and through. I will be in Knoxville in a few more weeks on my way to Appalachia to help dentists and doctors help the working people who cannot afford medical and dental care.

    Another lie from baskervols was that UT Knoxville has been looking for a replacement football coach for almost a year. A simple telephone call I made to the AD’s office revealed this was another lie from baskervols.

    I am not saying to ban him but I am tired of his lies, false accusations, and personal attacks on southernpatriots and anyone else who dares to question his postings. Posters from Ohio, Florida, Texas, Utah, California, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and other locales have posted rebukes to baskervols to no avail.

  39. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 10:42 PM

    Thanks, TigerGeaux.

    And John.

  40. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2012 10:43 PM



  41. tigersgeaux says: Nov 28, 2012 10:46 PM

    Thank you, cometkazie. No problem, I had to change it from GeauxTigers because somehow that was taken, but I have yet to find the poster who has it, but since I took tigersgeaux, I might as well keep it.

  42. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:49 PM


    You have a liberal definition for the term “lies.”

    You cant back any of that up, especially not the part about “false accusations and personal attacks.” I’ll wait for you to post my offending comments. Good luck with that. LOL

    And if I may take this opportunity to call you an abject liar, you never made any such call to the UTAD, and if you had and gotten some low ranking admin on the phone they they would have told you NOTHING. Do you think the people reading this page are that stupid, that they would believe you had put on your Inspector Clouseau disguise, and gone undercover to discover the truth about UT athletics? I mean come on, this is so funny I can’t stop laughing. Thanks, that made my day.

  43. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 10:50 PM

    “John, no it doesn’t. Sorry, you either cant read or don’t know anything about contracts, I’m guessing both. His supplemental income is in addition to his salary, thats why its supplemental. Duh.

    Sorry this makes you so mad, if I couldnt read or do simple math I suppose I’d be angry too. LOL”

    It is maddening dealing with someone who can’t comprehend that salary=total compensation including supplemental income that’s standard in every coach’s contract.

    I’m just really curious as to what you think Miles actually makes, given your misguided parameters and elementary understanding of his or any other college coach’s contract.

  44. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 10:59 PM

    John, I’m sorry but did you just post this….

    “It is maddening dealing with someone who can’t comprehend that salary=total compensation including supplemental income that’s standard in every coach’s contract.”

    Are you sure you want to stick with that comment. because it is just so wrong its ridiculous. Have you actually read any of these contracts? “Elementary understanding….” LOL I worked in contracts for over 15 years and if you would like me to post some examples proving that you dont know what the hell you’re talking about I’ll be glad to oblige. All football coaches have a salary, then they have additional supplemental and other income. I thought everybody knew that, apparently not.

  45. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 11:19 PM

    @baskervols: “Sheez, Miles was already making in the neighborhood of 5 mil”

    No, he’s not and was not. He’s not even remotely in the neighborhood of $5 million, which is why the Miles-to-Hogs rumor even gained legs.

    Of course college coaches have what the university itself “pays” its coach as a “salary” — some as little as $125K for accounting purposes — in addition to the supplemental income streams that equates to the coach’s actual salary.

    Post away whatever it is you want, but it won’t negate the fact that you positing that Miles was already in the neighborhood of $5 mil was and is dead wrong. I’m guessing that I’ll still be awaiting how you arrived at that $5 mil neighborhood figure for quite awhile.

  46. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 11:24 PM

    Seriously, troll = you. At that, you obviously did not fail, as you got not only me but the HMIC involved.

    If you’re not a troll, then you really are hopelessly ignorant. Actually, no, ignorance is not knowing you’re wrong. Stupid is what you are. Really, provably, stupid.

  47. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    Uhm John Taylor, I am about to make you look real stupid. Do you want to go down that road?

    You yourself said Miles was making ” just under $3.9 million in 2012″ Is that what you said, cause I copied that from your article, and you are emphatic that is his salary and that represents ALL of his income from his position as head coach at LSU. You’re sticking with that….please confirm cause you’re not going to like my next post. LOL

  48. infrno says: Nov 28, 2012 11:28 PM

    Dude, you must have been working in contracts when you were a gleam in your daddy’s eye, because I don’t know any 15 year old this stupid. They actually know how to, you know, look stuff up before they bloviate.

  49. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:29 PM


    “provably,” Have another beer draino. LMAO

  50. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:34 PM


    Actually, a 10 year old could read Miles’ contract and tell you he has a guaranteed “minimum” 500k supplemental bump in addition to his salary, plus “other” income.

    You guys are looking pretty silly now, this is very entertaining. Thanks. ha ha

  51. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 11:40 PM

    Les Miles will make just under $3.9 million in 2012 as HC at LSU.

    Now, your serve. Make me look real stupid and make me not like your next post.

  52. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:46 PM

    3.9 + .500 {min} + other. Anybody got a calculator?

    Read his contract John, are you telling me you don’t have the means to find it? LMAO

  53. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:48 PM

    BTW, I’m not trying to make any permanent enemies here, but if some of you people wont do the most basic research to back your wildly uninformed comments, I cant help you.

  54. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2012 11:51 PM

    “3.9 + .500 {min} + other. Anybody got a calculator?

    Read his contract John, are you telling me you don’t have the means to find it? LMAO”

    OK, now you’re just wasting my time. Good job. I applaud you for sucking me in.

    I’ll talk at ya in the morning. Just come up with something in the meantime that doesn’t equate to that BS equation you shat there.

  55. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 29, 2012 12:03 AM

    I’m sorry John, the additional supplemental guarantee was 550K {minimum, plus “other income, revenue, and bonuses”}, so I was wrong. My deepest apologies. LOL

  56. infrno says: Nov 29, 2012 12:20 AM

    houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 28, 2012 11:29 PM


    “provably,” Have another beer draino. LMAO

    Um, I don’t think they’ve yet made enough to kill the number of neurons I’d need to dispatch (you need me to link that definition for you, too?) in order to think on your level of stupid.

    Cheers, mate.

  57. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 29, 2012 12:29 AM

    “dispatch?” In your case it would be defined as “stupidity at the speed of light.” LOL

  58. infrno says: Nov 29, 2012 1:47 AM

    Yep, I guess you needed me to UTFG for you on that one, too.


    Troll, be gone. Or put your actual name to it and own it. Because you’ve been had more than a Saturday night special at this point.

    And now, unlike those neurons of mine that you are so attracted to, you are dispatched.

    I gave you the link, use the fonix and figger it owt.

  59. pricecube says: Nov 29, 2012 1:53 AM


    hound is trolling you guys … It is all he does.

  60. choppa2lis says: Nov 29, 2012 2:10 AM


  61. choppa2lis says: Nov 29, 2012 2:14 AM

    this is one of the all time stupidest arguments i have witnessed in an online forum. who the hell gives a damm if miles makes 3.9 or 4.5 or 4.8 million , seriously why in the hell is this even being discussed, especially for the last 9 or so hours after looking at the timeline of the posts. les miles is a buffoon who won’t win another title again, and i’m from louisiana and like LSU , so take it for what it’s worth. that disaster of a coaching job against alabama in the BCS title game and the coaching against alabama in the game this year was a complete and utter disaster. miles leaving would’ve been celebrated by me, should’ve called his bluff and sent him to podunkazz arkansas

  62. pricecube says: Nov 29, 2012 2:16 AM


    Perhaps you should have sent him packing and hired Petrino. Now that would have been funny!

  63. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 29, 2012 2:36 AM


    Yeah, it is pretty stupid isn’t it, but you weren’t the one that was called out so you are invited to just STFU.

    I dont even know what to call it when you are challenged on easily verifiable information, then you are even challenged by the “writer” on simple info he refuses to investigate.

    Yeah, its pretty damned stupid… probably going to get worse tomorrow. LOL

  64. suprmous says: Nov 29, 2012 5:00 AM

    rsmeans, I think you need to go and look on another board where I accidently left you a comment over there instead of here. The jest of it is, do you know of what Saban did to create the havoc he did when he was at LSU? Briefly cause I’m still upset that I let my emotions get away with me. Saban took off without as much as a kiss my ass or anything and took another job without telling those that should’ve been informed: the fans for one. His attitude with media’s no better now than it was when he was at LSU. Then you’ve got on the field antics with players that should’ve never happened in camera view. My list could go on as I stated on the other site but I’ll just leave it be because I don’t want to hurt myself more than I already have:my bloodpressure just can’t take the rise very well. But before you talk about somebody you don’t know or have a clue as to what they’re all about think before you judge.

  65. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Nov 29, 2012 7:19 AM

    @suprmous and @southernpatriots….
    I love me some red beans and rice with smoked sausage!!! Good lord do I love it!!!
    Nothing better to cure a hang off (after a big game)!!! Some red beans and rice with smoked sausage and a few splashes of Louisiana AveryTabasco, chasing it down with a health gulp of Abbita Amber and I’m in Louisiana heaven!!
    It’s 6:00AM and I am starving!!! I’m out, got to get the broth going so pay my homage to the Cajun God and give him the full respect he deserve!!

  66. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Nov 29, 2012 7:57 AM

    Hang off??? Wtfudge?! .. I guess I shouldn’t have posted before I washed face and brushed my teeth..

  67. cometkazie says: Nov 29, 2012 8:06 AM

    Me, I like white beans better than red beans. Esp over jambalaya.

    I love my basset hounds and someone is giving hounds a bad name.

  68. alligatorsnapper says: Nov 29, 2012 8:25 AM

    I love red beans and rice, but the smoked sausage as southernpatriots posted, makes the dish for me, texture and taste change.

    My basset Harvey died a couple of years ago. I haven’t been able to get another once since but I will one day. You’re right on the bad name.

  69. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Nov 29, 2012 8:53 AM

    You know, I have always wondered why people from the north, especially the ones who have never been down south other than for major events like Mardi Gras or a SB, have always wrongly stereotype folks from the south?
    No tooth, bad Engalished talking, wife beatin, sista loving SOB!!
    I’m a history guy and can actually write a peer review article on that one day, but for the sake of time and laziness I’ll just give you a summary of what my wife and I concluded…
    When I said people from the North, I’m basically am including everyone not from the south… My wife was raised in Southern California before moving to Forth Worth, she still have friends that we sometime visit every now and then when in California..
    When I tell her friends that I’m from Louisiana they always say, “you don’t look like you’re from there.”
    I’m like, how are people from Louisiana supposed to look like..
    After they warm up to me, they (never fells either) would ask about how bad is racism, you ever get scared sometime, (this next one is no joke, someone really did asked me this) which school did I attend while still in grade school, segregated one, or are they all still segregated?
    My in-laws, when they first met me, asked me how did I keep my car so cleaned while driving on all those dirt road?
    I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, both because it was so funny and the fact that they were being serious, I laughed so hard that I cried!!
    When I tried to explained to them that people from Nal’leans are same as those from NYC, there’s willing not that much different..,they would all give me this look “a deer in a headlight look.”
    I remembered flying to San Francisco one year, during Bush jr re election, for a business meeting, I couldn’t help but over heard a conversation between this guy, from San Francisco and this lady from Miami, people really really have a pre-conceived notion of what the south is, and just like my wife’s friend, these two were just plan ignorant and only regurgitate what the hear or saw on tv, but they have never met anyone from the south or know of anyone from the south.
    Why I certainly brought this up?
    I’m going to sum this up as short as possible, the media and those people in Hollywoods that does all the reality tV shows..
    I was flipping through my TV one day and came across a TLC show called “Honey Boo Boo…” after five mins of that show I turned off the TV and picked up a book, because it was absolutely disgusting how TV producer would flame the stereotype..
    It was show like this and many more that try’s to capture, or this case exploit, a family that has no business in show business, not because they were not worthy or talented. But because of the hate and prejudice they will have endure many years to come, people are laughing at them and labeling everyone in the south as the same.
    Do producers and directors not watched what before they air this and ask themselves, “is this how the south really is? And at whose expense do we air this?”
    In the media and their never ending class warfare. When will it all stop? When will they stop with ignorant ass comments.
    Anyway, I better because I know I an definitely go on and on an on about this false stereotype.

  70. southernpatriots says: Nov 29, 2012 8:58 AM

    Press Conference quotes from Joe Aleva, LSU Athletic Director, yesterday:

    “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.”

    The 2011 National Coach of the Year, Miles has an eight-year record of 85-20 at LSU going into its 2012 bowl game. He has won .810 percent of his games since coming to Baton Rouge in 2005, the fifth best winning percentage in the history of the SEC, while taking the Tigers to the best eight-year record in school history. He has led LSU to four top five finishes, two Southeastern Conference titles and the BCS National Championship in 2007. Two years in a row LSU has posted the second best Graduation Success Rate in the SEC, trailing only Vanderbilt.

    “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.

    “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.”

  71. florida727 says: Nov 29, 2012 10:06 AM

    As entertaining a read as all of this back-and-forth between JT, baskervols, infrno, and others has been, let me summarize it all for you, and by the way, this summary statement will be irrefutable and accurate to the point that none of you can successfully contest its accuracy:

    Les Miles makes a sh!tload of money more than any of us posting on CFT and has a job we’d all kill for.

    End of discussion.

  72. southernpatriots says: Nov 29, 2012 10:25 AM


    Yes, an emphatic YES, my friend!!!

    Welcome back to terra firma in your beautiful state so truly full of flowers (and palms!)

  73. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Nov 29, 2012 11:12 AM

    Amen on that!!
    I’m not sure about the killing for part, but none the less you are correct.

  74. cajunben says: Nov 29, 2012 2:33 PM

    But for one play in the LSU-Alabama game (which I was at along with my daughter), LSU would be playing Saturday for a shot at the BCS championship. LSU also lost six starters over the course of year and dealt with a new QB that matured as the season progressed. Under Les, the Tigers are a perennial contender…he graduates his players…and most of the key matchups are exciting games to watch in the fourth quarter. Is he one of the best coaches in the country..without a doubt. Was I upset with him leaving Jefferson in last January….you bet. Did I question some calls during the season..sure. But Les coaches the game with a passion that is reflected in his teams. AND draws the continued interest of other programs that want to get BETTER! For the Les haters…I don’t get it. For the Tiger Nation…damn hasn’t this been a great ride with Les as our head coach!

  75. WingT says: Nov 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    Les Miles and LSU go together like red beans and rice.
    Great coach, great school and great fans

    roll tide

  76. infrno says: Nov 29, 2012 4:51 PM


    I too was frustrated in the BCS game. After seeing how the season started, I now completely understand why Les did what he did. Lee was historically TERRIBLE against Alabama (hell, if it weren’t for JJ we would have lost in Tuscaloosa) and Mett was nowhere near ready for that defense. Either of them would have turned the ball multiple times and the end result would have almost assuredly been much worse. I fault Chavis for the ‘Bama game this year. I too was at the game with my 6 year old son, he was PISSED!!

    Les went with what had previously worked and with what had the best chance to work at the time. Hindsight is 20/20, and all.

    And yes, you are correct and nobody brings it up enough regarding the number of players lost due to various reasons this season. The number of redshirt and true freshmen starting for LSU was something very damned few teams could have won with, and yet we finished 10-2, should have been 11-1, and wasn’t very far from 12-0 in the toughest conference in the country.

  77. southernpatriots says: Nov 29, 2012 5:12 PM

    cajunben, infrno, and all true LSU fans:

    It has been a fantastic ride with Miles. He is a family man, a great father, and a player’s coach. He loves football. Watch his presser after the Ole Miss game to confirm. He loves his players and his players love him. He is 85-20 as head football coach at LSU with a .810 winning percentage, the highest percentage of all LSU coaches in history.

    I am more aggravated at John Chavis than I am Miles for the last Alabama game but that is done. Forward and upward!

  78. suprmous says: Nov 29, 2012 5:45 PM

    Amen Southernpatriots. And dang it how could I forget the sausage or maybe I was thinkin your Jamblaya had enuff boudin in it that it’d be considered meaty. Anyways, glad somewhat the season’s over but now I’ve got withdrawals but luckyily I’ve got comfront food in my freezer, on here (along with friends who keep me grounded), and in my stomach so I’m a happy camper. And to those friends thank you. Thank you for letting me know I’m a human being and I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of.

  79. southernpatriots says: Nov 29, 2012 10:41 PM

    suprmous: I know you meant to type andoille sausage rather than boudin but I understand your sentiments. I have to be careful in adding to much andoille because the one I use is one I (and my wife and family) slow smoke using plum, apple, and apricot wood.

    I was going to bring some crawfish etouffee to Coach Miles to celebrate his new 7 year contract extention and his first raise in a few years, but I understand from his assistant that he already has received several from other fans and alums. I will make him one later. Our Appalachian Outreach starts very soon and need to prepare for it.

    We also may well be moving very soon. We live close to a bayou and have for many decades with no problem. Since Hurricane Isaac the flood plain in south Louisiana has changed. We were told that we were now in the middle of the new flood plain. The older you get, the harder it is, and the less you want…to move!

  80. suprmous says: Nov 30, 2012 12:51 AM

    Southernpatriots, yeah I did forget and can blame it on being upset from earlier still. But nonetheless, thank you for reminding me. I understand what you mean by moving. It wasn’t easy leavin my family and comin down here specially with a Bama tag on my car and a UofA parkin permit still in place from when the youngest bro was still in school eons ago. But your’s truly among others have made the move a lot easier. You, a certain sistah-in-law of your’s, gatorsnapper, tigersgeaux, and some more good people have made me feel a lot better since bein here. I realize this isn’t a football chat but I know of no better place to say thank you to you and those others who’ve helped make me a better person. I hope when I have my time to come up to either leave on my own or the Big Guy calls I can go with the knowledge that I know some pretty good folks on a football blog and other places in Louisiana as well as what a ride it was to be a proud LSU fan (even against 3’s disapproval back home). Thanks again to each of you who made me feel as if you didn’t mind what I had to say tho at times I’m sure you wished I’d kept my mouth shut. Da Mous’ outa here for a while.

  81. southernpatriots says: Nov 30, 2012 7:13 AM

    suprmous: You are most welcome! I don’t remember ever thinking or wishing that you would keep your mouth shut…ha. But often, upon reflection, I wish I had…HA!

    A dear friend, a physician, who was very beloved in the region, and a supporter and booster of our local school, a great community leader, etc. passed away unexpectedly, leaving a wife and three young children. This has hit our region quite hard. We are working with many others to help the family, and then preparing and gone to Appalachia so take care of yourself until next time!

  82. cometkazie says: Nov 30, 2012 8:29 AM

    I moved to Kentucky last year and haven’t looked back. Food sucks up here so I need to obsess on something else.

  83. cometkazie says: Nov 30, 2012 8:31 AM

    PS: Would kill for some Richard’s sausage.

    I do have a friend in BR who sends me CARE packages every now and then. Time to restock the larder.

  84. southernpatriots says: Nov 30, 2012 9:24 AM

    cometkazie: watch your email. We’re going to try to send you something.

  85. cometkazie says: Nov 30, 2012 9:48 AM

    Will do.


  86. southernpatriots says: Nov 30, 2012 9:51 AM

    suprmous: If we can’t encourage others and help others while we are here, we live a miserable life we live. That is part of the fun. Glad to help in any way, as always.

    cometkazie: (or rather JT will for us..ha.) …. “restock the larder” we are laughing at what you post again. My wife and I are remembering our old larder and the root cellar. Try having a root cellar in south LA and it takes alot of effort to keep it from filling with ground water…ha! Life is definitely easier now but this moving bit has not settled on me yet. Don’t like the idea at all, but I see the wisdom in it. My wife said we could get the high school footballers we bring GatorAid and PowerAid, etc. to, to help us…I think I am warming to that idea quickly.

  87. suprmous says: Nov 30, 2012 8:00 PM

    All of you Good People, warm wishes for a good week should your week be chilly dry wishes should it be damp and above all good wishes period. And may all of what you strive for come your way tho some of our teams lose they’ll always be winners in our hearts. Here’s to you.

  88. tigersgeaux says: Nov 30, 2012 8:30 PM


    Have you noticed how pleasant this thread has become? I wish you the best as well. I am preparing to depart for Auburn, where we will rest and gain some volunteers, then to Knoxville where we will gain some doctors and dentists and supplies, then up to Appalachia.

    I think southernpatriots may have a way to access this site on the road, but I don’t know how, but I may be able to use their access, if we are in the same area. I can’t believe they will be moving during the same time before and during the holidays. Bless you southernpatriots!

  89. suprmous says: Dec 2, 2012 10:11 PM

    Tigersgeaux, I just saw where you’d posted your last post. I know of someone you should get in touch with. You’ll have to get with her thru my co-hort ladyhuckleberry tho. I’ll send her word as to what I want and she’ll do what she can about sending it thru channels (ahmem SP if that’s ok). Think what I’ll suggest will do all involved some good. Take care mon cher.

  90. southernpatriots says: Dec 2, 2012 11:24 PM

    December 31, 2012

    Atlanta Dome

    Chick-Fil-A Bowl

    LSU v. Clemson

    Tickets on sale now!

  91. suprmous says: Dec 3, 2012 1:57 AM

    Nothin like a battle of tiger paws: you go on campus at either one of these 2 wonderful institutions of higher learning and you run smack into nothing but a walkway lined of tiger paws from the time you hit the entrance to the time you exit. Geesh, don’t you just love it? But mostly don’t you just love our version of Death Valley more,hahaha? Southerrnpatriots, we have Lutheran friends who go to and have friends who’re alumni of Clemson; ya think I could talk em into a nice New Year’s Eve present? (hahahahaha)

  92. cometkazie says: Dec 3, 2012 9:16 AM

    Sugar Bowl 1959.

    LSU beat the other Tigers 7-0 with a halfback pass from Billy Cannon to Mickey Mangham.

    Can’t forget that one.

  93. thegamecocker says: Dec 3, 2012 10:05 AM


    I wonder if Clemson will allow another 70 large like last year……LOL :)

  94. southernpatriots says: Dec 3, 2012 11:10 AM


    Young man! Thanks so much for reminding me of that one…a classic. I understand from Ch. 2 and The Advocate that a story is being planned with Dr. Cannon in time for the Chick Fil-A Bowl this year.


    You are very kind. I don’t have much faith LSU can score 70, unless Mettenberger and his receivers have been practicing long post routes, which have not been very successful for him so far. The LSU team really appears to be motivated to make a statement in the game.

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