I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Where In The World Is David Brandon?
…but they apparently didn't make it. Meanwhile, the other plane that may or may not have Dave Brandon aboard is in Dallas, where a coaching convention is going on. So either Les Miles is approaching done or Brandon is in Dallas interviewing anyone who looks at him funny and the winged helmet plane heading to Baton Rouge every hour on the hour is just a bizarre coincidence.
Or both. It's likely that UM reps of some variety are in both places, so Les Miles is in play and they're talking but nothing is certain so they're trying to scout out backup plans.
It's not an excuse to do what everyone else does, just because .. if they all do it (minus UGA and Vandy), than that's okay, when it's not. That said, he still wins football games in the toughest conference there is. We should be talking about that, not ... when in Rome, again, if that is in anyway an excuse.
He'll have to change his ways, but... I think he can.
He wasn't my first choice, but I'd be happy with Miles!
There isn't a word in the English language to describe how painful this entire affair is.
There is probably a word for it in German.
the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind.
Should have known.
Someone should just make a maize and blue t-shirt with that single word across the front.
Soul dong punch.
"Clusterfuck" certainly comes to mind.
The coaching conference is right by TCU. JUST SAYIN'!!! (I realize Patterson is a longshot)
You are going to get the anti-Patterson faction all riled up.
Waldo and Carmen Sandiego?
a post shows our winged plane landing in baton rouge
Funniest thing that I have read all year.
How come we get photos of the plane, but nobody ever sees who gets off the plane?
Do we then assume that Les Miles is our (DB's) first choice if he wants to come?
PS: With all of the secrecy surrounding this why are we flying a fucking winged plane (I mean with Michigan wings, they all have the other kind)?
The plane that had "WE NEED A COACH IN ANN ARBOR" painted on it was deemed a little too pushy.
based on this information that both planes and people do, in fact, exist.
I have to say I'm not sold on Miles, but to me he beats Hoke by miles. (Bad pun intended.) That being said, The Big 10(12) has the signing rules will curb his over signing. I could care less about his Michigan ties. All I want is the best coach that we can get. Someone that will bust their asses to get us back on top of the Big 10 and the nation.
I imagine Bo rolling over in his grave by the way people twist the meaning of his words when he said, "A Michigan man will coach at Michigan!"
the question then becomes can Miles be as effective a recruiter if hamstrung by B1G rules?
The thing i like about Les Miles is that, he know how to beat that team down south..on the biggest stage at that!
..and not to mention his players on D are giants, but thats besides the point.
You couldn't care less, right? Because the way it's written means the exact opposite.
Or, do you do several first interviews and then follow up with the finalist?
.... you definitely hire the first guy you interview, no matter how lightly regarded he was before you interviewed him.
And then, when you have to fire that coach and get a new one, you do it again with someone who just has a better reputation.
Then, when you have to fire *that* coach, you take your time and mull over the possibilities, interview several candidates, and settle on the one who not only doesn't have any head coaching experience at any level, he doesn't even have coordinator experience at any level.
Three years ago I thought this flight tracker stuff was an amusing, wacky, obsessive diversion. It still is today but I find it oddly comforting that MGoLeader knows his readership well enough to provide the info. I hang on his every post.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
Those are F-22's not F-16's Brian. Get it right! Sheesh
At least the direction of the jets is pretty much correct, as the closest F-22s would be coming from New Mexico. *shrug*
I wasn't sure if those were F-22's or F-15's, but I do know they aren't F-16's....
So he was probably on plane that went Scottsdale to Dallas.
The UM booster plane looks like it was designed by the same folks who rigged up the Minotaur monster truck from 'Role Models.' Awesome.
From tiger droppings on Les Miles "he's a retard, but he's our retard damnit!"
LSU fans are lunatics. But they are some of the funniest, most awesome lunatics around.
Here is a link with some info on the winged helmet plane...
Interesting that it says it is for the president and faculity/staff to use...
... I'm going to embrace the hillarity of it all, and no longer be upset by any goings-on. This has turned out to be hilarious -- and if it wasn't hitting so close to home i would enjoy this ride immensely. Let the search continue!
How come no one is talking about Cam Cameron?
Because he's just about as unproven as it gets as a head coach?
Actually, he's proven not to be very good.
I would say that he is proven as a head coach....proven to be not so good.
edit: Damn, too slow. (great minds)
I just licked your avatar. Kinda nutty tones, with a good finish.
1) I think many would say that due to Cam Cameron's less than stellar record at Indiana that he can't get it done here. Not sure that I buy that considering Indiana is not really a hotbed of football talent.
2) I love that even on a name like Cam Cameron we get polar opposite opinions on his viability. I don't think I've seen a signle name save Harbaugh or Patterson that the general consensus seems to be "Yes, please." Instead, we have division on all of them...*sigh* Apparently we do need Rich Rod to come back and sing Kumbaya with us.
Come to think of it, can we get a map that shows, lets call them "Maize counties" and "Blue Counties" or states or whatever and can we get exit pollers to identify the major issues why they support one candidate over another? That way we can fully cross from Sports to Politics...kidding....kinda...
They are as obsessed as this board, and I applaud them.