Expat Experience: Laughing at This Les Miles Mess

"Haha, did you hear that Arkansas offered to take off Les Miles' Golden Handcuffs?" - France 24

That's right. I bet I could tell the Koreans that we offered Les Miles and they would be laughing.

Some of my coworkers in South Korea visited me in Baton Rouge before I made the trip over to Yeosu. They noticed a LOT of LSU stuff around and were asking about LSU and the Tigers, but they also noticed I had a razorback on my Hardhat. As the language barrier is difficult to deal with, I was able to explain a little bit to them.

I told them that the #1 Team was Alabama, #2 Team was LSU, and #3 Team was Arkansas and that we all played in the same division. So #1, #2, and #3 in our division, in our conference, and in the country (even though we were actually #6 in the final BCS standings). They were impressed, but if I told them that the coach of the #2 team in the country from last year (#7 right now) was offered to go to the #3 team from last year (#WTF right now) they would laugh at me so much.

I applaude Jeff Long for helping Les Miles get a contract extension, creating a little buzz, and thinking outside of the box, but even the South Koreans thought that offer was ludicrous. The only way I see it is to let a legitimate candidate like a Chris Peterson know that Jeff is still looking and he better make a decision.

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