Les Miles Met With Michigan on Monday, But Has Decided to Stay at LSU

Chris Faig@@ULuminaryCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20:  Head coach Les Miles and the Louisiana State University Tigers celebrate after their 43-36 win over the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Once Rich Rodriguez was fired as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines after going 15-22 with the team, future possibilities to fill the current vacancy have continuously arisen. 

From the very beginning, the leading candidates for the Michigan job have been ex-Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke and LSU coach Les Miles.  

Jim Harbaugh has quickly taken the open San Francisco 49ers coaching position, which has left Hoke and Miles as the front-runners for the job.  

Miles went to meet with Michigan officials on Monday night to talk about the current coaching vacancy and his future role with the university.  The school has been looking for a "Michigan man," and Miles was said to have been that guy.  

But, as stated by Louisiana State University's athletic director Joe Alleva, Les Miles has decided to remain as the Tigers head coach in LSU.  

The Michigan job still remains vacant, but, according to ESPN's Joe Schad, Michigan athletic officials have recently met with Brady Hoke.  

Throughout the last six seasons, Les Miles has coached LSU to a 62-17 record, leading the Tigers to five bowl victories and one national championship.  Alleva released a statement saying, "I am pleased to announce that Les Miles will remain the head coach at LSU.  Les has led this program to many great successes on the field and his players represent LSU well off the field.  We look forward to many great years of LSU football under his leadership."

Miles has four years remaining on his contract with LSU, but a re-negotiation is expected to occur in the near future.  

Miles has made LSU into a yearly championship contender and will now continue his reign as the leader of this football team for years to come.