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Expat Experience: Laughing at This Les Miles Mess

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

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