So how did Les Miles keep his job as head coach of the LSU Tigers. It appeared Miles was coaching his final game in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, but after the victory, athletic director Joe Alleva announced Miles would return for another season. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says the LSU president saved Miles' job.
"F. King Alexander it appears by several reports, backed Les Miles and didn't want the athletic department to pay his 15-billion dollar buyout and instead wanted to keep him as the coach," Worsham said.
Worsham says Alexander believes it wouldn't look good if the school paid 15-million dollars to buy out the contract of a successful coach and then turn around and ask the legislature for more state dollars.
Some are now calling for athletic director Joe Alleva to be fired for mishandling this situation. Worsham doesn't see that happening.
"As we learned on Saturday, anything can happen and these things can change, but he just got a contract extension through 2020," Worsham said.