Les Miles is the most recent name attached to head coach rumors at Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The latest name attached to the collegiate coaching carousel rumors is a surprising one and it's linked to the University of Arkansas.
Les Miles, current LSU head coach, has reportedly been offered a contract to be the new head coach at Arkansas. The U of A reportedly offered Miles $27.5 million dollars over 5 years.
The report initially garnered attention with social media after a tweet from Sports by Brooks stated that Arkansas was "engaged with representatives of the interests of Les Miles" and that an "offer was on the table."
However, the report was refuted after Miles' agent, George Bass, denied any discussions were happening.
Later Tuesday, Jim Kleinpeter, a beat writer for LSU, said there was an offer on the table. However, Kleinpeter said Bass was meeting with LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva to discuss his contract with the Tigers.
Arkansas AD Jeff Long met with the Razorback Foundation Tuesday in a private meeting to discuss the head coach opening. The details of that meeting are unknown.
Last month, Long spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. At that meeting, he said he hoped to have a coach in place by mid-December.
Jeff Duncan with the Times-Picayune (same paper that Jim Kleinpeter writes for) tweeted he thinks the reported offer is a way for Miles' agent to garner more money for his client. Miles hasn't received a raise since 2008.
THV 11 Sports has been unable to confirm whether the University of Arkansas actually made an offer at this time.
Update: People familiar with the situation say Les Miles and LSU have agreed to a new contract. The announcement is expected to be made official in a press conference at 3 p.m. Details of that contract aren't expected for a few days.
Miles' previous contract paid about $3.75 million annually through 2017.