BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Les Miles will remain the coach of the Tigers.

The announcement came Saturday night after LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 and capped a week full of speculation and ominous reports about whether Miles would be back.

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Before Miles’ postgame news conference, Alleva addressed the media and said “I want to make it very clear that Les Miles is our football coach and he’ll continue to be our football coach.”

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The Tigers finished Miles’ 11th season as coach 8-3.

Miles said Alleva and the school president told him after the game that they wanted him to continue as coach. He is 111-32 with a national championship.

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