BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to WAFB's sources and other reports, LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has been offered an extension by the Tigers but still hasn't signed it. LSU's new offer would add two years to the final year of Chavis' already existing package, for a new three-year deal.
The successful coach has already been courted by Texas A&M to fill their vacancy at defensive coordinator and other schools will likely come calling, if they haven't already. Monday night LSU head coach Les Miles was asked if he thought "The Chief" would be back.
"I have no real feeling there," Miles answered. "I'm going to speak to all of my coaches. I think there's a want to be here and an enjoyment of LSU. I think they realize the advantages we have as a football program and team. Again, they're a talented group of men and they have opportunities."
Chavis is certainly well-compensated, being paid 1.3 million dollars annually by LSU. However many fans would argue he's well-worth it, as the Tigers' defense has certainly carried the team to a large amount of success since he joined Miles' staff in 2009.
"When you have good people, you invest in them," continued Miles, "And I think we've got a pretty good staff. It costs money to have them here. I recognize we pay our staff very well. And I think that's good news. I think that's one of the reasons we win. I think that's one of the reasons why we anticipate winning."
But this hasn't been one of LSU's better teams in recent memory. The 8-4 Tigers take on the 7-5 Notre Dame Fightin' Irish December 30 in The Music City Bowl played in Nashville, Tennessee.