Makes sense to me.
Late Night Open Thread
Les to be introduced in the next 48 hours.
MIles is a top notch coach, a sweet recruiter, and his players love him. People think he was a bit shady in the SEC but what coach in that conference isnt shady? I think that he will clean up UM, bring back respect, defense, and the fear that opp once felt when they played Michigan. He wont be here for the 15 years that we wanted JH to be, but I believe that he'll have enough time to groom a successor worthy of the position. I just hope that the Lloyd/Brady Hoke camp doesnt do anything to sabotoge this like last time. Go blue,
This will all have me lying naked on the kitchen floor and sucking my thumb in the fetal position by the end of the week...
Hey we are due.
radio host just put his job on the line regarding this story. hope he's right
I have a good feeling about this weekend.... "in DB we trust" #goblue
Talking about recruiting weekend, probably.
Can't recruit without a coach! All recruiting visits were cancelled for this weekend. Maybe he's talking about the All American Game, but then why the in DB we trust? I DO think we're going to pick up Kris Frost at the very least, though, FWIW.
can we get that live blog going from last night again? was much easier to keep up with everything for us that have not slept much this week!!
I will admit I doubted. We'll know for sure soon but it's looking solid at this point.
I gave you some props on the front page of this thread by name fwiw. If this is true, we owe you some points!
I had you down as a troll too!
Hey LSU post game dudes, turn down your MSN Messenger/Facebook sound effects!
For what it's worth and I don't know if its been posted yet but..
"Everybody I think we going for Les Miles that's my pick!!"
"In a couple years after football I want to one day be able to wake up and say "I'm the fucking Head Coach of Michigan." Coming Soon!!"
- Brandon Graham
Any chance DB is waiting to see if the Ravens lose Sunday in Kansas City? Just throwing it out there...
Ads I would not expect: Cirque de Solei on an LSU football post-game show.
This was actually funny. What would suprise you more: Cirque de Solei ads on an LSU football post game OR a tOSU football post game?
saying miles assured his team after the cotton bowl that he would return and not take the michigan job.
If they hire Hoke, Brian can make shirts that looked like the ones that Hulk Hogan wore, except they would say "Hokemania" instead of "Hulkamania" ( thanks for the idea PurpleStuff)
That this was DB's plan all along? He played everything so close to the vest it's hard to say what he was thinking. Rumors swirled that obviously UM was interested in JH, but other than John Clayton saying we offered JH $5.2 mil, I haven't seen anything that said we even contacted him. Also, common perception was that Hoke was DB's guy. If that was true, then why isn't he HC? Even though I'll be very happy with the hire, if any of this speculation is true, I can't say I'm thrilled with the process.
I hope he (DB) writes a book about it eventually. I'd buy it.
If he gets Miles, what about the process doesn't thrill you? The media speculation has been frustrating but Brandon seems to be working pretty quickly and professionally.
But the timeline leaves me scratching my head. Based on how soon after the Cotton Bowl we heard the news, one can assume that DB and LM have been in talks since before the Gator Bowl. Meaning, the result of that game probably factored very little in the decision regarding RR. If that's the case, then why wasn't some sort of move made post OSU, pre Gator debacle. Some sign of competency that wouldn't have cost us further embarrassment and nearly four weeks of recruiting. I'm not saying Les couldn't have coached LSU in the cotton bowl, but maybe the announcement of his hire at Michigan could have saved some face.
Sorry, it's late, this whole thing has me resorting to paragraphs of random streaming consciousness, and for that I apologize.
/rant. /speculation. /brain diarrhea.
I think DB honestly thought RR and the team deserved and earned to play their bowl game. Thus he didn't make any changes until after the bowl.
that made you rant...
these radio guys in LA have no idea how many UM fans are listening to this right now. we should let them know.
Has anyone considered the possibility that the Michigan plane that flew to Baton Rouge was to meet Les after the bowl game to take him back to AA? People seemed so focused on the fact that the plane flew to Baton Rouge when Les was in Texas. Well, Les will be back in Baton Rouge very shortly....
It was carrying organs.
with that is that the plane only spent two hours in Baton Rouge, before leaving. It is not in Baton Rouge anymore.
ha ha and someone did call and let them know!!
ha. now they get it. in a bit they'll figure out how rabid we are.
The number for the show
LOL at the Michigan people calling WJBO.
WJBO is my new favorite station...they are getting blown up with Michigan calls. "Everyone would love" if LM come to UM, acccording to the last caller (from Flint).
Les told the team after he wasn't leaving.3 players confirmed
than I doubt LM is coming here. Didn't he say the same thing to his players at Ok State before leaving though? I find it hard to believe, that Les would do it again. He is has to know how that would make him look. Not that I would be thrilled with hiring Les, but if UM already contacted other candidates, and it's down to Les and Hoke, I would take Les.
Say what you will about Les, but at least he'll make it interesting.
Of course he may cause Brian's head to asplode as well.
I love it how us Michigan fans are up at 1:30 am eastern time talking about the program! Go Blue!!!
I also can't believe how cool the hosts are being to Michigan callers. They are welcoming them on, thanking people on the "Michigan message boards" for the attention, and answering questions about how Les, who is still their coach, will do in AA. Very, very professional.
LSU fans really sound like they will sincerely miss les miles when he comes to michigan. the players love him
That rabble does not deserve him, wherever he ends up.
The invasion of the LSU post game show is epic. They really can't doubt our fandom from this point forward
video of Les Miles clapping, gotta love it!
please just hire a good coach soon. I don't know what to think anymore, about The Hat, The Hoke or any mystery candidates - and these constant "breaking news" deals are making my brain bleed.
At this point, I will be glad to have a coach and possibly rationalize that DB had a plan all along and needed to wait for LSUs bowl game to come and go. But, If I wake up tomorrow to read that Miles told UM to go fuck itself, I'll kick a baby....a human baby...right in the goddamned face. I cant take this shit anymore.
I know the feeling too...
That might be the hardest I've laughed stone sober at 2 in the morning.
If I find out DB put me through all of this to go hire Hoke I'll lose my sh*t... We coulda had F'ing Brady Hoke the day after OSU OR the day after MISS. ST. OR the day after he knew Harbaugh was headed to the NFL!!! I'd be seroiusly pissed if we waited all this time to name BRADY F'ING HOKE as our next HC!
Give this man a raise!
If it happens feel free to call me and I'll help with the kicking!
LM in 2011!
if two michigan men turned us down?
edit: I hope that doesn't happen but there are conflicting reports as usual
Not that he has any integrity
When closely parsed, this just says he told his team he hasn't spoken to Michigan and the rumors of him leaving are not true. Again, not a direct quote.
Don't you mean Cotton Bowl is the alcohol talking?
Are LSU fans happy he may be leaving?
there are only Michigan fans calling into the show
Does anyone really want Les Miles??
A proven D1 coach with an understanding of Michigan tradition and values
...we are all sad sad losers...
I will seriously barf if we hire Les Miles. You retards who obviously care more about winning than the integrity of the University of Michigan can enjoy your mentally handicapped 58 year old coach, but I'm done with football if this comes to pass.
Fielding Yost was a rascist!
I'd rather be associated with a cheater then a rascist any day of the week.
it's than you middle school dropout piece of shit
I didn't realize you were the only one who hadn't been drinking tonight.
So was Hitler. What's your point?
but if your love of college football is so easily lost because of a potential hire then I have to question your allegiance in the first place
hell either way this is exciting and any press is good press
hey captain no punctuation, my allegiance is to my alma mater not to the COOLEST HELMETS or whatever. I expect integrity from Michigan, it means a fuck of a lot more to me than whether I can brag about fucking Rose Bowls to my buddies.
Do you REALLY want integrity and .500 football? I know it's the right thing to say and all, but will that really make you proud? I'm honest enough to admit I'm willing to accept some faults for a respectable on-field performance.
Yes. Football games are not the fucking be all, end all in my life. I would like to win them, but I'm not going to let myself cheer for a cheating asswipe just so I can say LOL SPARTY LITTLE BROTHER LOL again. And if you disagree with me, shame on your shallow asses.
well, I respect your opinion, though apparently you don't respect mine. I think either way we're going to end up with an asshole that can with games sooner or later. Even if we hire a distinguished gentleman with the .500 record, he's not going to last for long.
" Football games are not the fucking be all, end all in my life."
And yet, here you are with the rest of us, on a Football themed message board on a Friday night before the bars close. Interesting is all.
football games or drinking, the only two things that can matter in your life!
let me be clear: I love football, I love Michigan football. But I will not sit there and cheer for the death of Michigan as I know and love it just so we can win more games.
Frees up a seat for someone else. I have a question for you, have you ever played football? Not that it makes a difference in the discussion, I just like to know who I'm talking to.
+1 to you, NDetroit22... whoever you may be...
Some faults? Good fucking god, man. Les Miles LIES TO and CHEATS his players. Not an acceptable fault... Liars, cheaters, thieves will not be tolerated. Funny how those 3 always run together, too
Over/under on what proportion of RR haters who were OUTRAGED by practicegate will support Miles when he pulls some serious shit that actually harms our players?
I love these guy's voices.
I've come to the conclusion that anyone supporting Miles doesn't actually read the frontpage of this blog.
I reserve the right to think for myself.
You must realize that there are actual rules in the Big Ten about recruiting that actually have to be followed, unlike the SEC. Right?!
this isn't 'nam. there are rules.
That makes it totally okay! What about the textbook scandal at Okie State? What about the violations for illegal telephone contact with recruits? What about his lack of clock management skills? What about his inability to master basic English? What about the fact that he'll be fucking 60 in 2 years?
You shallow asswipes who are too afraid of being laughed at by your fucking Sparty friends to take a real stand against this pathetic hiring are ridiculous. Enjoy your 10 win seasons and the probation and embarrassments like EATING FUCKING GRASS that go along with them.
You should've attended Northwestern. THEN you could have had athletics that no one cares about AND a great education. Your bad.
What influence do you think your temper tantrum/ stand against this pathetic hiring will have on whether he gets hired or not?
It is DB's job to set the tone and expectations of the future coach whomever that may be.
We don't have natural grass anymore.
Him being 60 only matters if he coaches till he cant remember what play was just called. IF he's hired, the ideal situation would be for DB to also hire Hoke as DC at the same salary or slightly more than he's making now and groom him for the takeover where Les can retire in 5 - 10 years.
OR Loeffler as OC to take over.
What you fail to realize is that Carr set us up for failure NOT by having bad recruiting classes or the like. But, by flat out refusing to offer up any kind of viable replacement when he stepped down. He knew he'd be leaving after Henne, Hart and Long Graduated and he left us with Mike Deboer's cadavar to replace him.
but I thought that was a little greedy. I sent that scenario in a tweet to MNBNation earlier. With 3 Michigan men back in the big house, its entirely possible we could unite the fanbase (except for brodie) in one move.
why not just hire Hoke now and spare ourselves the probation and the grass eating? That makes no fucking sense.
Cause hoke is just gonna fail cause he doesn't have (edit: enough) experience of being the head coach of a D1 program. Did I get that right? *assume the worst possible scenario about someone that way you can justify your outrage*
I'm with you on most of this. But lay off the grass-eating. It's a fine digestif. Also, keeps your immune system on it's toes. Also, back to nature or something.
And as soon as he beats OSU and wins the B1G Ten you will magically forget you ever wrote this. Come on this is crazy the guy can obviously recruit and win games. Did you see the game last night?
Are all the Jon Gruden rumors just "wishful thinking"? Or is their some actual smoke?
Wishful thinking, and wishful thinking's ability to read an undertext to a comment that is the complete opposite of what the comment actually was.
Seeing how little (read: nonexistant) support there is for Brodie's grievances is disturbing. Our fanbase is so beaten-down and desperate that they have become win-at-all costs, even if that means having a coach who DOES NOT CARE about his players as human beings. That's not a problem? Then, friends, you've got problems.
Talk about the tradition and values of M all you want. It will soon be history, nothing more. M will be just another win factory. Congratu-fucking-lations
I would hate to see two alumni turn down Michigan in one week. Of course, this is assuming Miles gets offered
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Success! Also - Brady Hoke is our coach. That is all.