Update: Source says "all indications" are that LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is headed to Texas A&M.
LSU coach Les Miles got emotional in his postgame press conference Tuesday, saying John Chavis "was very productive for us," amid reports of Texas A&M continuing to pursue the defensive coordinator.
"Great career for LSU," Miles said of Chavis.
Reports surfaced prior to LSU's 31-28 loss that Texas A&M has continued its pursuit of Chavis for the Aggies' vacant coordinator job.
"I'm here to talk about the game. Game only," Chavis told reporters after the game.
LSU players interviewed after the game said Chavis hasn't informed them of anything.
Asked in the postgame how it might look that Chavis is leaving for a division rival, Miles said "I don't know how it looks, nor do I give a damn."
"I'm going to go try to pitch him again. We like (Chavis)," Miles added.
According to sources, Chavis was upset about a clause in the new contract LSU has offered him.
Chavis, under contract through next December, has not signed a three-year, $4 million new contract LSU has offered him, a source said. The deal would pay him $1.33 million a year, a $30,000 raise from his current contract and run through the 2017 season, but it includes a provision that has “upset” Chavis, sources say.
The clause says that if Les Miles were no longer the head coach, Chavis would be compensated for only the next six months. LSU has also offered Chavis a two-year contract that does not include the Miles clause and would run through the 2016 season.
Texas A&M is believed to be offering Chavis a heftier raise. Chavis’ current deal pays him $1.3 million a year, third nationally among college football assistants, according to rankings from USA Today.
Staff writer Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.