LSU officials have agreed to pay football coach Les Miles at least $3.75 million a year for five years, part of a renegotiated contract deal after the Tigers won the national championship.

The contract change will ensure Miles is among the top paid college football coaches in the nation. He also is eligible to receive more money each year, depending on the team’s performance on the field and in the classroom.

Contrast with:

Louisiana’s poverty rate is 19.2% –the second highest in the nation.

More than 26% of Louisiana children live in poverty–the second highest rate in the nation.

Maybe it’s not a fair comparison, maybe it’s tired and obvious, but damn our priorities are screwed up.