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LSU board defers $100,000 playoff incentive decision for Les Miles' contract

2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago September 09, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 Friday, September 09 2016 September 09, 2016 2:16 PM in Sports
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Near the end of more than a thousand pages of agenda items and notes for Friday's LSU Board of Supervisor's meeting was a $100,000 increase for Les Miles.

The addendum to Miles' contract was essentially a change to the head football coach's incentive package, should he lead the LSU Football team to post season play. The change is needed, according to the agenda item, due to the elimination of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the implementation of the College Football Playoffs.

"There is a possibility of a team playing two post-season games instead of one under the BCS format. Therefore, there is an increase of $100,000 in total possible postseason compensation to recognize the possibility of participating in two games," the item reads.

But, in a quiet move  as the item seemed to be on the agenda, the board voted to defer any decision on the change.  Members said updating the incentive pay was not time sensitive and can be accomplished at a later meeting. 

The board meeting came a day before LSU's first home game and a week after a nasty loss to Wisconsin during an historic game at Lambeau Field.

Head Coach Les Miles earns $4.3 million a year. His contract ends December 2019.

It is typical for the board - the governing body of LSU - to vote on salaries and contracts for coaches. In March, the board rubber-stamped salary items for Offensive Line Coach Jeffrey Grimes, Defensive Line Coach Ed Orgeron, Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron, Wide Receivers Coach Dameyune Craig and Running Backs Coach Jabbar Juluke.

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