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Miles' seven-year coaching deal approved by LSU board
Jan. 21, 2005
SportsLine.com wire reports
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles' seven-year contract worth $1.25 million annually was approved unanimously Friday by the university's Board of Supervisors.
Miles' base salary will be $300,000 a year with an additional $600,000 for radio, television and internet work. He receive $300,000 a year from the Tiger Athletic Foundation with an additional $50,000 coming from shoe and equipment contracts, the school said. The deal includes an additional $200,000 per year in deferred compensation.
Miles was hired from Oklahoma State on Jan. 3 to replace Saban, who left LSU to coach the Miami Dolphins.
Saban had the nation's richest contract for a college football coach: a seven-year, $18.45 million deal he signed after winning a share of the national title for LSU in 2003.
Saban's original LSU contract in 1999 paid him $1.2 million annually.
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