Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:08 AM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board is considering a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.
If approved Friday by the Board of Supervisors, the change will bump Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extend his contract through the 2019 season.
Miles and Athletics Director Joe Alleva agreed to the new deal in December, after Arkansas contacted Miles about its then-vacant head coaching job.
Since becoming LSU's coach in 2005, Miles has lodged the second-highest number of wins in university history, with a record of 85-21. LSU finished No. 14 for the 2012 season, after losing to Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Miles' pay hike comes at the same board meeting where university officials get an update on the latest round of state budget cuts to LSU campuses.