Kansas, former LSU coach Les Miles finalizing deal, report says

Les Miles has gone more than two years without a new coaching job, but that appears to be changing soon. 

Miles and the University of Kansas are finalizing a deal to make the former LSU coach the new leader of the Jayhawks, according to Sports Illustrated. Negotiations have been ongoing throughout this week and Miles’ buyout settlement with LSU on Thursday helped move along the process, per the report.

NEWS: #Kansas is finalizing plans on a deal with former #LSU coach Les Miles, multiple sources have told @SInow. Barring a last-minute change, The Hat might just be back.https://t.co/s9dveH4O3o#kufball

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Miles would have the task of turning around a struggling Big 12 program. Kansas fell to a 3-7 record to start the 2018 season behind coach David Beaty, who was fired earlier this month, though he will finish out the season before vacating the job.

Miles, who has not coached since he was fired by LSU in Sept. 2016, registered a 142-55 career record over nearly 16 seasons with Oklahoma State and LSU. He won the 2007 BCS National Championship with the Tigers.

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