Former LSU coach Les Miles is ready to get back on the sidelines.
According to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Miles is trying to win another championship as soon as possible.
“I’m fighting like heck,” Miles told Dellenger of the job hunt, “trying to win a championship at another place.”
Miles led LSU to the 2007 national championship but was fired earlier this season after a 2-2 start.
Earlier on Friday, Dellenger reported that Miles has hired Trace Armstrong to an agency team that still includes longtime agent George Bass. Armstrong, who also represents coaches like Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Houston’s Tom Herman, will soon begin working for Athletes First. He previously worked for Creative Artists Agency, where he worked closely with the man known to be the sport’s most successful agent, Jimmy Sexton.
“I just think we’re talking about broader coverage, a nation to represent,” Miles told Dellenger about the hiring of Armstrong. “I enjoy the fact we use guys to do similar things and different things.”
According to Dellenger, Miles must at least attempt to find a new coaching job, which was a provision in his $9.6 million buyout clause from LSU. He is slated to receive his first buyout check on Monday, which will equate to more than $133,000 per paycheck, per Dellenger.