Nov 29, 2015 12:57 AM

LSU athletic director: Miles will return as coach

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Les Miles will remain the coach of the Tigers.

The announcement came Saturday night after LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 and capped a week full of speculation and ominous reports about whether Miles would be back. The Tigers had lost three straight games coming into Saturday night.

Before Miles' postgame news conference, Alleva told reporters: "I want to make it very clear that Les Miles is our football coach and he'll continue to be our football coach."

The Tigers finished Miles' 11th season as coach 8-3.

Miles said Alleva and the school president told him after the game that they wanted him to stay in his job. He is 111-32 with a national championship.

It could have cost LSU about $15 million to buy Miles out of his contract, though the school could have recouped some of that had Miles moved into a another job.

Miles said he would consider changes to his staff and offense.

"It's great to be the head coach at LSU," Miles said.


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