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LSU grants Michigan permission to talk to Les Miles

The Michigan Wolverines were granted permission to meet with LSU coach Les Miles re: coaching job.

LSU grants Michigan permission to talk to Les Miles According to LSU spokesman, the Michigan Wolverines had asked and were given permission to approach head coach Les Miles for the football coaching vacancy in Ann Arbor. LSU athletic director Skip Bertman granted the request on condition that Michigan representatives wait until after Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship before the negotiations begin. LSU sis not comment on the extend they are willing to offer to Les Miles in order to compete with Michigan for the coach. "We're trying to get the SEC championship game behind us that's why we're scheduling these things for next week. We're just looking forward to the game Saturday and that's the focus of the entire program right now, Saturday's game against Tennessee," said LSU spokesman Herb Vincent.

 The move by Michigan to snatch Les Miles has been long expected. Miles, who has been with LSU for three seasons, had a special clause in his contract which would make him pay $1.25 million if he leaves LSU to take job with the Wolverines. Michigan is the only school mentioned in that clause. This number, however, would hardly stop Michigan football from taking Miles to Ann Arbor. Michigan athletic director Bill Martin had already said that the school could offer the next candidate $3 million per year or twice as much as Lloyd Carr's salary with the Wolverines.

 Published on 11/29/2007

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