Following the 2015 college football season, the LSU Tigers and head coach Les Miles were close to parting ways. Ultimately, The Mad Hatter returned to Baton Rouge, but he remains on the hot seat.
That hot seat got even warmer following the team’s disappointing loss to Wisconsin in the season-opener which no one was expecting as the Tigers entered the 2016 campaign as a believed national title contender.
In perhaps the clearest sign that Miles remains on the hot seat, the LSU board of supervisors passed on an incentive that would have added $100,000 to the coach’s salary if the team were to win the national championship because of the extra game teams must play in the College Football Playoff.
“It was just bad timing,” a member of the Board of Supervisors, Scott Angelle, told the Baton Rouge Advocate.
If Miles is to get fired this season, LSU will be forced to handle a reported $12.9 million buyout. The current deal, which pays $4.3 annually, runs through 2019.
LSU will look to get their season back on the right track this weekend against Jacksonville State.
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