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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Les Miles hires new agent, is looking to coach again

Les Miles

Les Miles has added a high-profile agent to his team of representatives, which is an indication regarding his seriousness about coaching again.

The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Ross Dellenger wrote about the development Friday, and says Miles hired former NFL first-round pick and current agent Trace Armstrong to his team of reps. Miles told Dellenger that he wants to win elsewhere.

“I’m fighting like heck,” he told The Advocate on Friday, “trying to win a championship at another place.”

Miles was fired on Sept. 25 following a controversial LSU loss to Auburn. The firing seemed to be inevitable, as Miles’ job was in serious jeopardy last season before he saved it with a few key wins.

Miles, who coached LSU for 11-plus seasons and won a national championship at the school, will begin receiving his first buyout paychecks next week. As part of the terms of his buyout, he has to at least make an effort to get a new job. Any salary he receives at a new job would offset his buyout.

It sounds like Miles is interested in picking up much more than just a contract that will offset his buyout; he wants to build a winner at a new school. He’ll likely have plenty of offers.



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