I just hope this ends today, so I can get back to focusing on things like Grad School or social drinking instead of alcoholism.
Welcome To F5 Day
The love boat is not actually the Brandon plane but I can't help what people photoshop and send me
Dave Brandon's plane visited Baton Rouge last night and returned to Ann Arbor. Les Miles has a speaking engagement in Dallas at the AFCA convention. There's a players' meeting scheduled for 4 PM. The athletic department is pushing a contest where you—yes, you—can attend the historic press conference when Michigan's 19th head coach is named, something which will no doubt thrill and delight the assembled throng when you ask "how long is 35 seconds, Les? Is it 35 seconds? Please say it's 35 seconds."
What I'm saying is that today is the day we find out whether or not Les Miles is Michigan's head coach and then either get busy living with it or get busy dying as Dave Brandon flies to San Diego or Auburn or somewhere. As of about 9:30 AM on F5 day, I believe but can't confirm it will be the former. Les Miles will probably be Michigan's coach by the end of the day.
While it's possible this is all a rumor storm built from the obvious plane movement and obvious candidacy of Miles, there are many, many people saying it's a done deal ranging from Tiger Droppings posters to serious-seeming but not confirmed people in the inbox. Circumstantially, if Brandon met with Miles and didn't immediately return to Dallas—the place with more football coaches per capita than anywhere else in the world right now—or headed to some other place containing a coach of interest he's probably got his man. I can't imagine an athletic director not working around the clock on January 11th when he's got an open head coaching job and little time to fill it. A return to Ann Arbor should mean something is done.
While that could be Miles not working out and Brandon agreeing to a fallback plan with someone he met with in Dallas, I think it's Miles.
grad school and alcoholism are the same thing.
As someone who has already earned his doctorate, I can assure you that the knowledge you have obtained will allow you to conquer anything your committee could possibly throw at you
No PHD, after this I am done with pursuing degree's. I am just hoping for Miles or Gruden, no Hoke the Joke please!'
I hope I win the contest and when they say it is Hoke, I will say no thanks I am busy that day.
When a decision is made and we can all just move on.
Just when I think all signs logically point to him coming (he'll take the job if offered, clandestine meetings, Brandon's plane coming back to A2), then the signs point logically to his staying in BR (meeting with LSU admin last night, all the whispers about him wanting to stay). I come here, it's all Miles to Michigan, I go to tigerdroppings and it's all "Les isn't going anywhere." I don't know what to think or whom to believe!!
So yeah, like everyone else, I need resolution. Thank god I live in the South, where 4 inches of snow shut us down for 2 days. No wasted work time but my kid has been playing on her own a lot.
I kind if feel the same way. I mean, I feel as if I've been constantly punched in the balls for the past 4 years, why should it stop now?
You failed to mention the most crucial bit of information. The plane appears to have purposely skirted Ohio airspace on the way back. This means we obviously have a coach that knows about the rivalry.
I went through the flight logs of the Dominos plane to se if they avoided Ohio airspace all the time. After the Gator bowl it has, before that it flew through Ohio space.
I was bored this morning at work.