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"I would be foolish to leave," les miles

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LSU's Les Miles tries to clarify why his name was linked to Arkansas job



By Mark Heim | mheim@al.com
on December 05, 2012 at 11:04 PM, updated December 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM

LSU coach Les Miles just recently received a seven-year extension from LSU, but he said the reports linking him to the Arkansas job were not simply to get a raise. (AP Photo/David Quinn)


Les Miles told SiriusXM College Sports Nation this week his name was not floated for the now-filled Arkansas job so he could get a raise or an extension from LSU.

"That was not the case with Arkansas," said Miles, who got a seven-year extension from LSU. "I have great respect for the institution and certainly what they've accomplished in our conference. Jeff Long, the AD there is longtime friend of mine and associate. I recognized the professionalism that he offers. So there was a sincerity about our conversations - not offer - but a sincerity about our conversations that I certainly had to respect.

"That's not a point of leverage, in my mind. I have never been or needed to be the highest-paid guy in this country. I can tell you that we would compare success here with any. I can tell you that we're more affixed in the longevity of the contract than we are with how much we're making. The opportunity to be here seven years and continue success and hopefully continue to exceed expectations is what we've set as the mark."

He also reiterated his commitment to LSU during the interview.

"I would be foolish to leave," he said.

To listen to the entire interview, click here.




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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
He wasn't leaving.
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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who got a seven-year extension from LSU


Isn't it just 2 more years on his current contract with 5 years remaining?


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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we're more affixed in the longevity of the contract than we are with how much we're making


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Geert Hammink_43
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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"I would be foolish to leave,"


true.

quote:

he said the reports linking him to the Arkansas job were not simply to get a raise.


false.


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
When is this implemented?

quote:

hopefully continue to exceed expectations is what we've set as the mark."


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
Beat me to it...


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DrEdgeLSU
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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When is this implemented?


Note that he didn't say "continue to exceed the ever-increasingly delusional expectations often expressed on the Rant by a few select idiots".



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When is this implemented?

For those with realistic expectations, it has been in play for years.


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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When is this implemented?



Note that he didn't say "continue to exceed the ever-increasingly delusional expectations often expressed on the Rant by a few select idiots".



See my sig quote.....


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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The perfect LSU season for the typical Rant poster is for the team to go undefeated, win the national championship and the head coach gets fired.


Nailed it.



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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
LSU under Les Miles is one of the most overrated teams in the nation. Rivals did an article a while back. Les disappoints yearly, finishing lower than where he starts in the preseason.


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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continue to exceed expectations



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LsuTool
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
quote:

he said the reports linking him to the Arkansas job were not simply to get a raise.




false.


it's actually true.

It was to get a raise and extension. not simply a raise.


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theunknownknight
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
If i was Aleva I'd immediately call some lawyers and Les in a room to renegotiate Les' pay back to its previous level then. This is like Les bragging that no one called his bluff.

Here is the obvious question: what was Les willing to do if LSU didn't renegotiate his contract?

He had to have SOME leverage right?






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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
As usual with this kinda stuff, it's much to do bout nothing.

LSU has always been a good job, but when the TAF and the LSU president decided to finally put up big time pay...LSU became a great job.

As to the LM pay raise, if he hadn't had one since 08, then he was deserving of one.



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DrEdgeLSU
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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LSU under Les Miles is one of the most overrated teams in the nation. Rivals did an article a while back. Les disappoints yearly, finishing lower than where he starts in the preseason.


According to whose expectations?

An, based on this criteria, which coaches annually overperformed someone else's expectations?

Finally, it is good that the people that write the checks are the ones that set expectations. If the Rant made hiring/firing decisions we'd be hiring a new coach every year.


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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If the Rant made hiring/firing decisions we'd be hiring a new coach every game.


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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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he said the reports linking him to the Arkansas job were not simply to get a raise.




false.


quote:

Geert Hammink_43


How do you know this? I'm interested is knowing who your inside contact is.
Thanks


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nofear67
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re: "I would be foolish to leave," les miles
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LSU under Les Miles is one of the most overrated teams in the nation. Rivals did an article a while back. Les disappoints yearly, finishing lower than where he starts in the preseason.

When will it ever stop? Seriously! Who made you or Rivals the know-it-all source?


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