Miles' contract secures recruiting future 

November, 30, 2012
The SEC is a cutthroat business -- as if anyone needed to be told.

Roughly a third of the conference's jobs are turning over, including three of its more noteworthy programs. As football fans nationwide are well aware, Auburn set a new precedent for expectations when it fired Gene Chizik two years after he delivered the school a national championship. Georgia coach Mark Richt has his Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game for the second straight year, and yet it wasn't that long ago that the 12th-year coach was on a hot seat of his own.

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Brady FontenotLes Miles will have a desk in Baton Rouge for the foreseeable future, something that will benefit LSU on the recruiting trail.
These are all things to remember when considering that Les Miles not only still has his job after eight seasons with LSU, but that he just got extended for another seven or so. Presuming Miles maintains LSU at its current level -- which is no guarantee, by the way -- he could serve 15 seasons as LSU's head coach before he signs another contract (or retires).
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