First, it was recruiting season. Now, in Louisiana, it’s time for Mardi Gras.
As parade season comes into full effect on Thursday night in New Orleans, the Knights of Chaos is bringing a special treat.
One of the floats in the parade features LSU coach Les Miles in quite the interesting position, as detailed by The New Orleans Advocate.
The float features LSU’s coach celebrating the fact that he’ll get to keep his job after rumors swirled that Miles would be fired after the Tigers’ final game against Texas A&M.
Miles is depicted over Tigers Stadium with dollar bills bulging out of the football field and in his mouth — (like grass) — representing the $15 million buyout clause the LSU Board of Trustees would have owed the coach should they have parted ways with him.
Some of the signs on the float included in the float read “REPLACEMENT THEORY,” “LES MILES MORE SMELL,” and “$15 MILLION CONTRACT THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS HOT DOG!”
Thursday night’s parades come about 24 hours removed from Miles hauling in one of the nation’s best recruiting classes, and doing so after one of his top assistants, Frank Wilson, left for a head coaching position, and following rumors swirling about offensive coordinator Cam Cameron leaving the university.
Miles not only saved his job by beating Texas A&M in late November; he saved LSU’s 2016 class.
Celebrate accordingly this Mardi Gras season, LSU fans.