That sound you’re hearing is Les Miles stroking out from laughing at Arkansas offering him the head football coach position. According to reports, the Razorbacks are offering Miles, currently running something of a juggernaut at LSU, five years for $27.5 million, so at least they’re serious in their quixotic efforts to find a big-name coach for their football program.
Miles currently makes $3.8 million in base pay from LSU and reportedly has quite a few bonus clauses in his contract for various football achievements as well. This means Arkansas’ offer of a little over $5 million per year isn’t all that much of a raise. Hell, it’s just barely Saban money. More like Mack Brown money, in fact. And this to leave one of the top three programs in college football and move to Fayetteville to rebuild a program that only has an outside shot of ever consistently beating the program Miles would be leaving.
Yeah, that’s gonna be a no.
You do have to hand it to Arkansas, though. They’re really ...