The LSU Board of Supervisors elects not to take up a proposal to give football coach Les Miles an additional $100,000 if the Tigers reach the national championship game. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham was there when the item agenda came up for a vote and it was quickly deferred to be considered at a future meeting.
“Chairman of the committee Blake Chatelain didn’t even say Les Miles’ name, he just skimmed right over it. Scott Angelle, member of the committee, quickly and unnecessarily motioned to table it.”
Miles is taking a lot of criticism for how LSU played in the season opening loss to Wisconsin and Worsham says it appears the LSU Board of Supervisors is not ready to discuss any aspects of his contract.
“If it’s on the agenda, they say the item on the agenda, 99 times out of 100 it’s approved, without question. There is very little push back ever so it was very surprising.”
The LSU Board of Supervisors did vote on a contract extension and a raise for baseball coach Paul Mainieri that pushes his annual salary above $1 million a year.
And they also approved golf coach Chuck Winstead's contract extension, which will run through 2021. Winstead led the Tiger's golf team to a national championship in 2015.