This very interesting excerpt from Three and Out, which comes out on Tuesday, sheds some light on the coaching search in 2007-2008 that resulted in Rodriguez being hired.
Points of the article are:
- Miles stated in a December 2007 conference call with Bill Martin and MSC that he would accept the position only if they waited until January as he would not leave before the LSU bowl game.
- Carr was the one who first reached out to Rodriguez.
- Dave Brandon stated in 2010 that Miles would get the HC job "over his dead body."
Based on the article it sounds as though Miles would have been our next HC after Carr, if not for Carr's interference. For the record, even considering the success of LSU this year I would never have supported Miles getting the job. Call me crazy, but there are many successful college HC's that I have on my personal "do not hire" list, which includes Les Miles.