Les Miles has decided to stay put at LSU and has declined the head coaching job at Michigan. It is the second time in three years that the Wolverines have made unsuccessful overtures to recruit Miles to lead their football program.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon had flown to Baton Rogue Monday night for a personal meeting with Miles in an attempt to lure him back to Michigan. Miles played in the offensive line for legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler and then served as an assistant coach for “Bo” in the 1980’s. Miles also first met his future wife while serving in Ann Arbor.
Miles is rumored to have a contract in the neighborhood of $3.8 million a year as the coach of LSU. If Michigan had been successful in getting Miles, the Wolverines would have been facing a $4 million buyout of his LSU contract.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva released a statement declaring that LSU head coach Les Miles will remain the football coach and Miles confirmed it a few hours later.