21 Facts About Les Miles

1. At the time of his dismissal, Les Miles was owed about $9 million, to be paid in monthly installments until 2023.

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2. Les Miles nearing deal to become next Kansas head coach.

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3. Les Miles took a lump sum of $1.5 million out of the $6.5 million he was still owed from the folks in Baton Rouge.

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4. Les Miles was still owed $6.5 million from his LSU buyout, paid in monthly installments until 2023.

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5. At the age of 65, former LSU coach Les Miles is prepared to forgo his well-paid retirement to take on a massive rebuilding project.

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6. Les Miles signed an 11-plus-year contract with the Tigers in 2005 but was fired in September.

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7. Les Miles has been out of coaching since being fired in September of 2016 after 13 years at LSU.

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8. Les Miles might be headed back to the sideline soon.

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9. In 2018, Les Miles was featured in Dos Equis' "Keep It Interesante" campaign, showcasing Miles' affinity for playing field grass.

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10. Les Miles is involved in churches with his family and has described himself as a "strong Christian.

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11. Les Miles was again mentioned as a candidate for the head job when Rodriguez was fired after the 2010 season.

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12. Les Miles reaffirmed his commitment to stay at LSU, declaring "I'm going to be the coach at LSU next season.

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13. In 2007, Les Miles gained national attention due to numerous unconventional play calls during nationally televised games.

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14. In August 2005, days before Les Miles was to make his debut as the coach of LSU, Hurricane Katrina struck southern Louisiana.

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15. On January 2, 2005, Les Miles was named as the 32nd head football coach of Louisiana State University.

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16. Les Miles returned to Oklahoma State in 2001 as the head coach.

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17. At the same time, Les Miles had a rift with the University of Michigan, forcing him to seek employment elsewhere.

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18. In 1987, Les Miles returned to Michigan, which was still being coached by Schembechler, as the offensive line coach.

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19. In 1980, Les Miles returned to Michigan as an assistant coach to Schembechler.

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20. Les Miles was born to Bubba, a long-haul trucking broker, and Martha Miles.

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21. Les Miles is nicknamed "The Hat" for his signature white cap, as well as "The Mad Hatter" for his eccentricities and play-calling habits.

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