Several storylines surround Texas A&M's visit to LSU, including John Chavis' return to Baton Rouge and Tigers coach Les Miles' job status.
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Miles' fate likely not public until Saturday
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An announcement on LSU coach Les Miles' future with the program will "most likely" come sometime after the Tigers' Saturday game against Texas A&M, a source tells ESPN.
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
Funny thing about boosters covering $15M for Les Miles. LSU doesn't have the whale boosters other SEC programs do.
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LSU could buy out Les Miles' contract
A buyout of LSU coach Les Miles' contract is "a very good possibility," a high-ranking source involved in the decision told ESPN's Joe Schad. "In Louisiana, we expect national championships and we're not in it," the source said. Boosters have already agreed to pay the $15-20M needed to buy out Miles and his staff, the source said. Story
LSU vs Texas A&M Aggies
Tiger Stadium (LA) - Sat 11/28