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LSU Board Member Says Michigan Offered Les Miles More Than $4 Million Per Season

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Did Dave Brandon make an offer to LSU's Les Miles to become the head football coach at Michigan, or didn't he? That was the question following a meeting between the two sides, after which Miles announced he was staying at LSU and Michigan hired Brady Hoke.

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There has been speculation in some circles that Miles was never actually offered the job. Or if Brandon did make an offer, it was one Miles was likely to turn down.

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According to the Shreveport Times, however, Michigan made a competitive offer to Miles, one that would've paid him more than he makes at LSU. Brandon may also have made more than one offer.

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"He was offered more than 4 million to become the Michigan coach," LSU Board of Supervisors member Stanley Jacobs said Friday. "When he said no, they came back and offered him more. And he said no again."

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The board member, Stanley Jacobs, also asserted that Miles did not leverage the offer from Michigan to sweeten his current contract at LSU. But Miles eventually received a seven-year extension from the school, so it probably didn't hurt his cause.

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Of course, there's some chest beating taking place here, with LSU supporters patting Miles on the back and praising him for staying in Baton Rouge. He just loves this place so much that he turned down his alma mater and more money! What a guy! The Mad Hatter's myth grows.

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As I asked on Friday, whose best interests are served by letting all this get out? Is this what Brandon meant -- perhaps tinged with some bitterness -- when he talked about coaches who were more about themselves than a team, players or program? Or was Miles hoping for a $5 million-plus offer, in which case Michigan's terms just weren't enough?

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(via Scott Bell on Twitter)