Sounds like a bit of seed-planting making the rounds in Baton Rouge:
… Miles knows the climate. He will not speak about it specifically in public. But he knows what the score is. He is well aware that he has not received a raise nor has his contract been rolled over the last two years, which decreases the amount of money he will be owed through his buyout should he not be retained for the 2011 season. He will have four years remaining on his deal after the 2010 season, which means with a $3.75 million a year salary, he could receive as much as $15 million should he be fired. A possible NCAA investigation into recruiting violations by Miles’ program could give LSU cause, however, and decrease the buyout significantly.
Sure, sure, that doesn’t sound like much. But ask Mike Leach about what a school is capable of blowing up if it sees an opportunity arise to wriggle out of a big buyout.