MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 28, 2012

Miles’ deal ends Hogs speculation

By Rhonda Stewart
Associated Press

— Arkansas won’t be in Les Miles’ future, at least not the foreseeable future.

Miles has a new seven-year contract at LSU that also will result in a pay raise for one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Tigers’ football program.

“I’m an LSU head coach and will be an LSU head coach for as long as I can be,” Miles said Wednesday. “Hopefully we’ll look up seven years from now and I’ll be looking for another seven-year extension.”

The new contract runs through 2019, which amounts to a two-year extension.

Miles said representatives from Arkansas had reached out to him in a preliminary way this week, but he also said reports of a five-year, $27.5 million offer to take over the Razorbacks was “not true.”