"Les Miles is one of the premier coaches in the country and has LSU in contention for championships year in and year out," LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement released by the university. "Only two coaches in the 119-year history of LSU football have coached as many years at this school and only one has won more games. Les Miles has made a commitment to LSU and LSU is solidifying its commitment to Les Miles."
On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Arkansas had made Miles a contract offer that would pay him $27.5 million to leave LSU and take over a program that has let go of Bobby Petrino and John L. Smith in the last year.
But it never seemed all that plausible that Miles would leave LSU for Arkansas.
Let's remember that Miles once reportedly turned down a lucrative offer from his alma mater, Michigan, to remain at LSU. I don't mean this as a knock on Arkansas, which has proven to be a very good football program in recent seasons, but moving from LSU to Arkansas is a step down.
The only reason to leave LSU for Arkansas would be the money, but now that Miles has received a raise and extension, he doesn't need it.