Just last week, the biggest rumor running around college football was whether LSU head coach Les Miles would keep his job with the team. It was confirmed by school president F. King Alexander on Thursday that the decision to keep Miles was not made until halftime of last week’s win over Texas A&M.
According to The Advocate, LSU had already began the coaching search before even making the final decision on Miles. The school’s number one target was Florida State head coach and former LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher.
As it turns out, intermediares from LSU and for Fisher were in contact about the Seminoles head coach potentially replacing Miles in Baton Rouge.
The two sides were apparently in negotiations, but Fisher ultimately remained with Florida State.
One big reason that Fisher was not brought on was because of the cost. It would have cost the school $30 million, half of it going to Miles in a buyout.
It is certainly shocking to hear that the school had already began looking for Miles’ replacement, but it won’t be happening now. Fisher is staying in Tallahassee and Miles is going to be in Baton Rouge for at least another year.
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