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Report: LSU is quietly doing away with the 'Les Miles clause'

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Back in December 2014 -- if you can remember that far back -- the sticking point that pushed John Chavis from LSU to Texas A&M was the so-called "Les Miles clause," a line in his contract that allowed the Tigers to terminate all ties to Chavis within six months of Miles' departure.

Chavis thought he should be exempt from such clause. Athletics director Joe Alleva didn't. So Chavis left. Alleva didn't budge, and in 2015 it was included in the contracts of all nine Miles assistants.

Now, according to documents obtained by Ross Dellenger of the (Baton Rouge) Advocate, LSU is quietly doing away with the Miles clause.

New assistants Dave Aranda (defensive coordinator), Jabbar Juluke (running backs) and Dameyune Craig (wide receivers) didn't have it included in their deals.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron received a new contract and a $150,000 raise after being promoted to recruiting coordinator, and the Miles clause was left out. Same for offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, whose one-year extension included a $125,000 bump and a deletion of the Miles clause.

However, Dellenger reports, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's new contract included the Miles clause, and the contracts of outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger remain unchanged. Defensive backs coach Corey Raymond's status remains unknown.

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