Les Miles is known to most as the "Mad Hatter" of college football and once again he earned that moniker as he parlayed talk of him moving to rival Arkansas into another contract extension and more money to stay as the head coach at LSU - a school where he's 85-20 and has won one national championship (2007).
Don't believe me that the speculation of Arkansas making Miles an offer had anything to do with it? Well, the words of LSU athletic director Joe Alleva should assuage your concern.
"Our intent was to address his contract following this year's bowl game, but speculation about other job opportunities accelerated our process a little," Alleva said. "I think we have accomplished the important step of securing Les Miles as our head coach for the long-term good of the program."
According to the release the final details of the contract haven't been finalized and are also subject to the final approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Miles' old contract paid him $3.75 million...