Whether Les Miles will need to embark on a search for a new defensive coordinator remains a question without an answer.
Tuesday it was reported that Texas A&M is making a serious run at LSU’s John Chavis for its coordinator vacancy. That report came a little over a week after reports first surfaced that A&M had reached out to Chavis to gauge any potential interest.
Following LSU’s loss to Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl Tuesday, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported, Miles and Chavis met at the team’s hotel to discuss his future. While there was no resolution, the meeting was said to be a “long” and “productive” one, the Advocate wrote.
Chavis did not fly back with the team to Baton Rouge Wednesday, although the paper writes that “isn’t completely out of the norm” as “Chavis’ family still lives in the Knoxville, Tenn., area, about 180 miles east of Nashville.”
Chavis is expected to meet with those family members and potentially make a decision on his future, perhaps in the next day or two. If Chavis’ future is in College Station, it would be on a three-year contract that averages in the neighborhood of $1.7 million annually. If it’s in Baton Rouge, it’d be with a new three-year contract that averages $1.33 million a year.
“The university is not budging on the deal,” the paper wrote.