LSU Football: Sources Report That Les Miles Will Stay with Tigers

Sean MerrimanCorrespondent INovember 28, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 17:  Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers, takes the field prior to a game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Two sources close to the#LSU football program confirm what @1045espn reported earlier: Les Miles is staying with the Tigers.

— Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta)

According to two sources close to the LSU football program (per The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com's Randy Rosetta), head coach Les Miles will remain with the Tigers.

Earlier, The Times-Picayune reported, citing a source, that Arkansas had offered Miles a five-year, $27.5 million offer. An unnamed source told ESPN on Wednesday that there has been mutual interest between Miles and Arkansas, although a deal likely will not happen.

Now, with LSU waiting to hear its postseason bowl destination and Arkansas sent home early after a disappointing 4-8 season, it is looking more and more like this deal will not happen.

Miles has compiled an 85-20 record since arriving at LSU back in 2005. That includes three BCS appearances, one of which resulted in a National Championship victory in 2007.

As wacky as "The Mad Hatter" has been at times during his LSU coaching days, he is simply not crazy enough to bolt for another SEC foe.