LSU Board considers $4.3 million salary for Les Miles

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:48pm

The LSU Board of Supervisors is currently discussing the contract extension of LSU head football coach Les Miles. If approved he would gain an annual salary of $4.3 million for the next seven years.

“Les Miles is one of the most successful coaches in America and he has the LSU program in position to compete for championships each and every year in the most dominant football conference in the country,” Alleva said. “He recruits at an elite level, his players graduate and he is a respected member of the community. We are proud he will lead the LSU football program for the long-term future.”

However, several faculty members discussed concerns at the meeting.

"I'm in favor of rewarding such dedicated service to LSU as Les Miles has provided. But I wonder when the less visible and equally dedicated members of the faculty will get more than an invitation to an appreciation breakfast," Jean Witherow, professor in English department, said.

Also being discussed at the meeting is the latest rounds of state budget cuts to the LSU campuses.

FOX44’s David Lippman is at the meeting. He will have a full recap on FOX44 News at 9:00 p.m.

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