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I can't find a video clip on ESPN's web site, probably because it was a very short interview clip, but Les Miles was "live" on SportsCenter last night. This may have gotten mentioned in one of the threads but I thought it was worthy of an OP.
It was odd that he was even on since LSU is only going to the Music City Bowl, but they got his take on bowl preparation and his thoughts on the playoff selection committee. Then, he was asked about Michigan and the interviewer didn't really pry much — just let him fire off a canned response and let him go.
Again, wish I had video and maybe someone else on the board can fill in the blanks, but it went something like...
"I think they're doing a great job and I like the process they have going right now. It's a wonderful place, and they deserve a great coach." The "Wonderful place" term was used in his press conference in 2007 that also featured "this damn fine football team" and "have a great day."
So reading into that, "I like their process" could mean a number of things.
- He's been privvy to the way it's been going, or he's at least been paying attention.
- He likes who they're going after.
- He likes the reported offer amount, knowing that he may be next in line(?)
The whole thing seemed like his handlers asked ESPN if he could go on the air and they obliged, and he laid out some statements that set him up to seem still interested and a logical second choice, without coming anywhere near saying as much. We've seen Miles make warm-hearted comments about Michigan before, but it was a bit surreal hearing them right now, in the eye of the hurricane of this coaching search with so much secretive speculation blowing about him as well.
THEN AGAIN, taking the maize colored glasses off this could just be an affirmation of what he told reporters off the record the other day, and he's just wanting to make sure public perception is that he's staying put. However I did not hear "I am not interested" in that segment.
Anyone else catch that last night? Again, hoping to find video...
This morning, WTKA MgoBlog Roundtable, sans Brian, mentioned that Brian is in San Francisco and could not join the group. Then they speculated that he is probably at Jim Harbaugh's door step, begging him to come to Michigan.
When I heard this, all I saw was this...
How do you think Brian would go about wooing Harbaugh? And Brian should not come back to A2 without Harbaugh in tow.
Was poking around ESPN and caught this article, SIAP. Just some interesting, funny tidbits about Harbaugh on the recruiting trail and some of his interactions with the athletic department at Stanford. The first tidbit about the samurai sword and shovel is pretty epic.
Anybody else come across some funny Harbaugh stuff along the way? He doesn't seem like he's quite Les Miles-level of unhinged, but he's got a good level of crazy.
We're still thinking about you bro. Hope all is well.
[Ed-Ace: So it doesn't get lost, posted the update here.]