Les Miles’ hot seat appears to be getting warmer by the day.
Hot on the heels of LSU’s embarrassing loss to then-unranked Wisconsin to open the season, the school’s board of supervisors curiously deferred an amendment to Miles’ contract on Friday that would have added $100,000 to his current half million dollar bonus for winning a national title.
The additional incentive for Miles was apparently the result of having to play an extra game in the College Football Playoff in order to win the national championship.
“It was just bad timing,” Scott Angelle, a member of the Board of Supervisors told the Baton Rouge Advocate.
The board did approve a new contract for LSU’s baseball coach but spent a reported 13 seconds unanimously deferring the change to Miles’ contract. Make of that what you will but safe to say this matter probably gets quietly approved in the same time frame if the Tigers beat the Badgers last week.
Per the Advocate, Miles’ contract is worth $4.3 million a year aside from bonuses and runs through 2019. The veteran coach came close to getting fired after last season but was brought back after a wave of fan and booster support turned the tide. His buyout is a reported $12.9 million if fired after the 2016 season.