They are as obsessed as this board, and I applaud them.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
…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.
They are as obsessed as this board, and I applaud them.
I'm really enjoying the teamwork dynamic of the whole thing. They're our eyes on the other end of the FlightAware spectrum, ready to supply Zapruder film of the MGoJet.
Is LSU's next coach?
Seems the general opinion is Pelini, or taking a run at Patterson.
Save all the trouble.
We get it, you don't want Miles.
Never stopped you from posting.
At least I gave him a chance to coach at Michigan...
It wasn't a very long one. And I guess I see more value (and less harm) in complaining about a guy before he comes here, than after he's already here, and then tearing him down. There's a difference between trying to build a wall, than burning down the house once they've moved in.
I almost feel like I need a shower after agreeing with Bando this much.
I don't get it. Are there seriously only two coaches in the country? You're telling me we have to decide between a guy that half the fanbase hates because he's a moronic swindler and a guy the other half hates because he's an unproven crony of our former coach? Those are our ONLY fucking choices? Not the 38-year-old head coach who won 9 games in the SEC with zero talent in year two? Or the 40-year-old defensive coordinator who can recruit like a motherfucker and puts NFL defenses on the field? Really?
Goddammit shit ass balls this angars me to the ends of the earth
You sum up my issues with DB's leadership on the CC issue perfectly.
If the "Michigan Man" is going to divide the fanbase anyway (either one), get the best candidate out there because the fan divide will be there in any regard.
Of course there will be a divide, because the same people who so loudly decried any vocal opposition to Rich Rodriguez will be the ones creating the divide for the new guy.
Call me a hypocrite all you want, I'm just really interested to see how this unfolds. You've already given up on Les Miles, so I guess it's already started.
anyone see him?
Has anyone seen a media report that Miles has informed LSU he is interviewing with Michigan that is not on Tigerdroppings?
Ugghhhh. . . I wonder if DB's plan is to terrify the Michigan fan base into accepting anyone just to end this process.
If so. . .I am slowly getting there.
But possibly true... and I am also unhappily getting there.
Here's to a pleasant and unexpected surprise (kinda like the bball team so far this year.)
Das war doch ein Schwanzschlag! (That was one great dong punch!)
So ein Schwanzprugel hatte ich doch nie erwartet! (Such a dong punch I have never expected)
prügeln, as in bludgeon, club, strike, beat (careful now!)
I need more updates...mgoblog is not doing enough! I jest. I love the dedication of the crew here.
As for the next coach, I would take Miles. I don't know if he's the best candidate, but he should be able to get some things done here that haven't been done in the last 6 years or so. My biggest concern remains a coach who can adapt to the players we have (denard) and hopefully, keep large elements of the spread in place going forward. Our offense was/is a potential powerhouse and with a coach continuing on that path, and adding better D structure/recruits, then we can be better than we have been in the past decade plus, IMO.
If DB is trying to be somewhat discrete with the coaching search, would it be wise to use a jet that just about screams "GO BLUE!"? I would think he would have access to several other, shall we say, more anonymous alternatives?
But yeah, the Jet is pretty cool....
the chances that joe schad is lurking this site for updates ?
Hi Joe. You're a hack.
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all of the Les haters hung up on all of his "baggage" and "red flags" need to get a grip on reality. SERIOUSLY, the last guy who was perfect WALKED ON WATER. Get off of your high horses. Miles is the best candidate out there for our program. It's 2011. I would venture to guess that with the right digging, 25/25 of the top 25 teams on any given week have done as much, if not more, "red flag" activity as Miles has at LSU. Just put Snyder and Rosendyke in Columbus, alone, and we'd have enough to shut down the University's athletic department.
And really... Brady Hoke? Is everyone here high? The guy's had three winning seasons as a Head Coach (out of 8), he bolted a school HE PLAYED AT after the first really great season he had there, and his career record is 47-50. Give me a break. Now I know why Lloyd Carr is on this guy's nuts so bad--he knows he'll never upstage LC's record/legacy here! Seriously, the last thing a sycophant like Carr wants is an individual like Miles (and more like Bo than any of you realize) to come here and make Michigan relevant again.
If nothing else, he's at the center of the SEC oversigning problem. The way he handled it has been well documented, and it says he has nearly zero character. He's leaving kids out to dry in order to get a handful of extra scholarhips every year. Don't give me the "everyone down there does it" excuse either.
Michigan just had it's first "major" violations in program history. Luckily, those were limited to questions about how much time the team spent stretching. With Miles, the University would be opening a whole other can of worms at a time when we are really vulnerable as a program.
I want Michigan to get back to winning as much as anyone, but I'm not willing to sell out to make it happen. If you are in a win at all costs mindset, then that is your opinion. But, don't try to talk yourself and everyone else into Les Miles by saying every major program has "as much, if not more" issues. That's simply not true. Les Miles has the reputation that he has because he has earned it.
First of all, Big Ten rules would get in the way of the shenanigans that are allowed in the SEC--that, yes, every coach down there takes advantage of. Everyone does do it down there, it's just a fact of the matter. It's just that most people take ownership instead of bleeding out of their ass and running to the press. Because, the story at the center of this problem (and to date, the only real viable, credible thing to criticize LM with) revolves around a 3rd string QB who came back from the summer 15+ lbs. overweight for the second time in a row. The quotes that come to mind are: "those who stay will be champions," and, "I'm going to treat you all the same: like dogs." PS, that same kid has now transferred twice after his time at LSU. Draw your own conclusions.
Second, within the Big Ten alone in the past two years, we've had teams:
-kick starting, first-team caliber players out for multiple drug arrests in season
-entire parts of teams organizing gang-style beating of other students
-a starting QB with a new loaner car every month and 5 other of his team's best players in trouble for selling their apparel to get free tattoos
So kicking a fat, problematic 3rd string QB off of the team is somehow abhorrently worse than any of these infractions?
And finally, you tell me what's worse:
- cancelling a scholarship for a kid who couldn't cut it in the classroom partied all of the time and couldn't stay in shape, or, having your entire university investigated for its football student athletes taking no real classes at all, and instead, having private classes they all earn As in and earning a degree other students bust their ass for.
Bo wasn't perfect. LC wasn't perfect. RR wasn't perfect. But they are all, in their own way, good guys who do this for the right reasons. The only difference between them is that Bo won, LC won, RR didn't. LM would win here again, and never get in trouble for a thing other than running up the score agaisnt Ohio State and turning Tressel into another Cooper. That, in the end, is what I care most about.
you're acting like that one QB was the issue. it's not. it's the other 5-10 similar guys EACH YEAR.
i really didn't want Miles (or Hoke). now i'm just trying to convince myself to be OK with it.
We get it. You only care about winning. But then you really shouldn't be quoting Bo. Because it's obvious you didn't understand him at all.
as to your list of other Big 10 violators, I don't want to be sparty, iowa, or ohio state. my solution to cheating would be to penalize cheaters, not turn the other way and start cheating just as much.
what do you really know about the QB from LSU??? you're talking about the situation like you have detailed intimate knowledge. he's also not the only kid this has happened to. once again, you're convincing yourself that all those red flags aren't really a big deal, becuase you've lowered your standards and don't want to believe it. don't do that.
Bo and LC weren't perfect, and neither was RR. Nobody is, but there is a big differnece between not being perfect and being dirty. I want a coach and a program that I can root for without having a guily conscience.
The first Big Ten championship will make you forget about those rumors! And I stress rumors
I would like to see Les, your tone and rhetoric makes me sad though.
Please go find somewhere else to play, Scooter.
more tweets flooding in...it's getting more and more random every tweet...
Les Miles in 6 seasons at LSU:
62 Wins, 17 Losses, .785 WL%
Bo Schembechler in final 6 seasons at Michigan:
54 Wins, 17 Losses, 2 Ties, WL% .761
Les is more. By miles. DB + alumni + board geeks with way too much time on your hands and hate in your hearts...get over yourselves. Time to sign Miles.
who signed Miles to an extension three years ago, he claims there is no chance that Miles will leave LSU. He cites family issues and a great recruiting class as reasons for him not to move on. My response would be which is easier...trying to win in the Big Ten or the SEC? Coaching tenures last longer in the BIg Ten.
Guy found a flight out of Ann Arbor to HHI that landed about 20 minutes before the flight we've been following left for Baton Rouge.
So perhaps concrete news is to follow at sometime tonight?
urban is setting next to desmond. And urban is in arizona. Very telling.
Me that Urban is in Arizona. So are a llot of people. So he's on espn. So are a lot of people. So he's sitting next to Desmond. So does Lee Corso. Is he going to be our next coach?
who knows? it may be his dream job.
loong as he brings the talent. I'm a RR supporter or was since he's not the coach any more. Les, Jim, Brady it doesen't matter just get the Jimmys and the Joes.
Blue just got to OT against Kansas!!!!
would have really enjoyed this game/weekend.
...in this town, it's not clear to me that "the average fan" wouldn't tell B1G to lighten up on the oversigning restrictions so that B1G teams can finally "compete" with the SEC.
And, ultimately, "average fan" is going to have a lot to say about what happens going forward---both with Michigan and the conference. At the end of the day, the various B1G schools need folks to keep buying those tickets, the licensed merchandise, and (most importantly) watching BTN to keep those dollars flowing, else Bad Things will be coming to an athletic department near you.
Michigan's athletics program is self-supporting. Many others aren't. My alma mater, Cal, has a dept. that gets heavy subsidies from the general university budget. And, times are tight---so they are cutting five varsity sports, including both gymnastics teams and baseball.
As an academic, I'm a huge sucker for the win-the-right-way meme. But, the beast has grown too big to ignore the reality that this is nothing other than a business. I wish it weren't so, but if wishes were horses...
I'm afraid the worst part of a Miles hire would be to keep the AD and fanbase fractured.
It would not be the unifying hire Brandon talked about.
informed MGoBloggers and fans represent less than 1% of the fanbase. Les Miles would be a wildly popular hire.