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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Les Miles gets seven-year extension at LSU

By Edward Aschoff

As expected, Les Miles isn't leaving LSU for Arkansas. In fact, Miles appears to be in it for the long haul in Baton Rouge.

A day after reports surfaced that Miles was offered a hefty contract to become the next head coach at Arkansas, he received a seven-year contract extension and a raise from LSU.

During his news conference Wednesday, Miles declined to say who initiated contact concerning the Arkansas opening. The Razorbacks are looking to replace interim coach John L. Smith, who was not retained after the Hogs went 4-8 this fall. He replaced Bobby Petrino, was was fired this spring.

This is Miles' eighth year with the Tigers, and with 10 wins in 2012, he has now won at least 10 games as LSU's coach five times. Miles enters the postseason with an 85-20 record at LSU.