Who knew fried chicken could be so lucrative?
LSU coach Les Miles can thank Raising Cane’s, a Baton Rouge-based fried chicken restaurant, for a hefty payout from the 2015 season after he reeled in $168,000 from the restaurant in television appearances and commercials. Miles made $237,388 total in 2015, according to public records obtained by The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
That figure is the most the LSU coach has made in non-university payments since 2012, when the Tigers came off a 13-1 season the year prior that ended in a 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS national championship; even then, he only made $159,363.
Miles also received payments from TV spots with Northwestern Mutual and Talent Partners Inc. for $23,856. Caterpillar Inc. paid him $36,000 in speaking engagement fees, while Nike and Sirius XM each paid him $3,000 for shoe endorsements and radio appearances, respectively. He also got $3,181 for what was marked as “University Club Dues.”
It appears Miles might have a future on the screen if this whole coaching thing doesn’t work out, especially given his burgeoning movie career.