OK, I'm just gonna throw this out there and I might get some flack for it, but honestly, even if Michigan offers Miles $5 mil +, I really don't see any reason why we shouldn't match or surpass it. There are alot of people saying that they think that Miles is overpaid or is being adequately compensated for his services........and with that, I agree. I feel like a lot of the people who have had negative things to say, or who might've wanted Les gone before are now realizing how much he has meant to this team and how successful we have actually been. We could lose alot if he moves on. Right now, Miles is in 6th place at 3.8 Million. Now, I am certainly of the opinion that college football coaches are way overpaid, but the football program brings in the big bucks, and at LSU, pays for every single other sport and program on campus. So, Mack Brown, Bob Stoops, Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, Urban Meyer ( 2010 ) all made more than him, and of Gene Chizik/Chip Kelley, the winner will likely have a contract clause significantly increasing their salary and the loser will probably get a nice bump, as well. Even though we've seemingly had many ups and down, looking back, Miles is actually more successful than many of the coaches listed above. National Championship SEC Championship SEC West Champs ( x 2 ) Four 11 win Seasons 5-1 in bowl games 2-0 in BCS bowls Romps in bowl games over #9 Miami ( 40-3 ), #12 Notre Dame ( 41-14 ), #1 Ohio State ( 38-24 ), #14 Ga Tech ( 38-3 ), and #17 Texas A&M ( 41-24 ) 3( likely 4 ) out of 7 years Top-10 rankings to finish the season......#6, #3, and #1.........and then this season. Top 10 recruiting classes ( and usually top-5 ) every single season. 28-1 record against out of conference teams. Overall record: 62-17 The greatest coach in LSU history. ............and then you have all the intangibles like how much the players and their families love him, the fact that he takes the gambles that allow us to win games, his rapport with the administration and other coaches, the fact that he runs a clean and respectable program, and the fact that he's just an honest, caring, stand-up type of guy......the type of person that we want coaching our team. When it comes down to it, and you lay out all the facts, in my opinion it is worth it to give Les Miles whatever he wants to keep him here at LSU. With him, we have a chance to build a dynasty for at least another 5 years or more. He could end up retiring from LSU as one of the greatest coaches in history.......not just LSU history..........and could make a name for himself and be remembered even moreso than his mentor.........and he could have a blast doing it. I wonder if everyone agrees..........?