In a sad piece of news today, Butler announced that men's basketball head coach Brandon Miller will be taking a medical leave of absence from his duties. No timetable was announced for his return. The school has been mum on the medical reasons behind the leave, but some vague tweets from college basketball insiders make it sound like more of a mental health issue than a physical health issue (if there is even a true distinction there).
If you'll recall, Miller was promoted to head coach when Brad Stevens left for the Celtics. Miller was given the job in lieu of other finalists, one of which was thought to be LaVall Jordan. Should Miller not return, which sounds like a distinct possibility according to those reporting on the story, expect Jordan to receive another phone call.
Michigan angle aside, here's to hoping Miller gets whatever help he needs and is able to get back to full health.
Warning: may exascerbate pre-existing conditions of intense desire to have him return to AA. Do not read this article if you prefer to stay emotionally distant from Michigan football and the imminent head coach search at this point.
Days until basketball season (Nov. 15 vs. Hillsdale). 40 if you count the exibition vs. Wayne State. Better days are ahead.
(i couldn't find a picture of a U of M basketball player with 45 or a good 4 or 5 picture...sorry)
days left to the first dunk.
Sorry guys, this is the best news you'll get all day.
Okay, here is my contribution...
Dan Quinn is currently the defensive coordinator for Pete Carroll and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. He’s known for being flexible with scheme and looking for ways to feature the talents of his best players. Interestingly, in a 2013 article on NFL.com, Quinn and two other NFL assistants (Mel Tucker and Greg Roman) were named by anonymous NFL executives as being the most likely NFL assistants to make great college coaches.
PROBLEM IS... Quinn is one of the most highly-regarded assistants in the NFL right now, and was apparently a top candidate for the Cleveland Browns job last off-season (but the Browns hired a different coach while the Seahawks were still playing en route to the Super Bowl). He was also a finalist for the Minnesota Vikings job and reportedly considered for other NFL vacancies as well.
From: Morristown, N.J.
College: Salisbury Steak, er, State (1993)
William & Mary (DL)
Other coaches he has worked for/with include:
· Kyle Flood (with Hoftsra)
· Nick Saban (with Miami Dolphins)
· Pete Carroll (with Seattle Seahawks)
· Will Muschamp (with Florida Gators)
· Recent major college experience as DC with Florida
· Super Bowl ring
· Flexible and acquainted with modern schemes
· May be difficult to sign (or keep for long), given demand from NFL teams
· No HC experience at any level
Once again, not exactly the finest PR day for Michigan.
Don't click. You know what I mean when I say don't click. (Trey's naked selfies are now everywhere on Twitter.)
Damnit, this is the worst Michigan day ever.