here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
6 years exactly after Bo passes away, I think he takes over Les Miles body for a quick performance to remind us all that it is, after all, beat Ohio week!
Bo wouldn't do that.
But if he did, I would want to see him take over Urban Meyer's body during a press conference a la Bruce Almighty when he took over Steve Carrell.
Ever meet Bo in person? People have this concept that he was somehow this old crotchy grouch, but that was far from the case. He had a tremendous sense of humor, a sparkling warm and fun side, could cut through more crap and pomp faster than anyone I ever met. I was a summer building director for 2 years and met him in his office before the high school football camps back in 1980 and 1981. I guarantee you Bo could and would easily do that (minus the expletive deletives) and I've seen him do that on a number of occassions. Ever see his sideline antics on the holding call again us on a faked punt in his last Rose Bowl game????
I had the chance to meet Bo once and I agree - he had a really warm, engaging personality.
You give 'em a big kiss on the mouth....if you're a girl!
...now with more homophobia!
That is beautiful, in every way.
I love our goofball.
Loved the bit about his time in Ann Arbor and his reference to Bo, among other things, especially how he ended that segment with "just so you know..."
"Overplayed his physical limitations". Does sound like something Bo would say...
I am glad Brady Hoke is our coach.
All I could think as they played this over and over again on ESPN was how glad I am Brady Hoke shows a proper professionalism and respect to his position. He's a fantastic ambassador of the university.
If they ever make a movie of Three and Out, Kurt Russell will definitely play Les Miles.
I could also see Christopher Walken and Al Pacino do a good Miles...
Walken maybe, Pacino, no way.
I don't see anything really wrong here....he is quite excited
I didn't know that it was possible to outcrazy John L Smith, but apparently it is.
Not even in the same zip code as John L Smith
JLS is creepy crazy, Miles is goofball crazy... but crazy is crazy.
but I respect the message he's sending to the media and to his players.
Wow....that was straight loco
I'm glad I watched that piece
I was at Death Valley yesterday for this game. 8 turnovers and yackity sax on both sides of the ball. I was a Michigan fan wearing purple in the Ole Miss section.... it was freaking great.
Too much fertilizer on the grass......
I totally respect his message. I would respect it more if he actually lived by it instead of oversigning and taking scholarships away from the underperformers he is so lauding.
I think he and John L switched margaritas or something.
"You go and give them a big kiss on the mouth...if you're a girl." The rest was batshit insane, but that line was pretty funny.
Really? If anything in that "speech" bothered me, it was that line. Sounds kinda homophobic to me.
That being said, I think he's far better suited to LSU than Michigan.
I think JLS is in a category all by himself. That's what slapping yourself at a presser does.
Why do some people around here carry such disdain for miles? He played here, he comes from the Schembechler tree, it appears that he wanted to coach here after Carr, and he's one of the most respected names in college football.
I find it amusing that people want to disown harbaugh, despite being more of an integral and respected part of this program than all but 20-30 people in its history, due to some slightly disloyal, yet true comments about our academics relative to stanford's. Nevertheless, has miles even done so much as take a tiny dig at michigan that would warrant all of you loving the dude?
Rumors, and I want to emphasize "rumors" are that Miles was at the forefront of Moeller's bar meltdown in 95.
That one may be an urban legend. But there were people on Carr's staff who were upset with Miles over how he acted during some recruiting battles. (Exactly what he said/did is not clear, but it rubbed Lloyd the wrong way.)
It's the lunatic fringe holding a 20 year old grudge who put self-interest and cult of personality ahead of the interest of our school. This [same] hysteria manifested itself when it came to discussions of hiring Jim Harbaugh.
Him being one of the leading over signing guys has him in Saban territory.
I think more people had problems with Harbaugh doing it self-servingly, and that he would never have done it while Bo was alive. But if he had wanted to come here, he'd have been accepted. He'd have been an asshole, but he'd have been OUR asshole. Just like he was when he was here. He'd have been our Spurrier, saying things about other teams and stuff that wasn't always the most classy, but we'd be beating them, so we'd be fine with it.
I think we'd have adapted to Harbaugh's winning ways a lot easier than Miles.
That sounded very staged and pre-planned. He went from cursing one minute to smiling and joking the next. To me that means he wasn't really mad and was just acting to make his point. I don't like the fakeness. Be real, be yourself....if you're pissed be pissed, if not don't be. Don't fake it.
Where did it imply he was mad?
His outrage seemed a bit phony at first to me as well, and yeah, when he stopped on a dime and changed from angry and hostile to happy and funny, that was just creepy.
and famous. I love this country!
I really enjoyed that. Classic Les Miles. He was having fun putting on the press, clearly.
He's a great coach and i know how much we wanted him but i say this with respect THANK GOD WE DIDNT HIRE HIM
He's a weird guy. But overall, I think his heart is in the right place here.
Was in Vegas a couple weeks ago and there were tons of LSU fans around. Not a single one of them had any confidence in Les. He's truly the Mad Hatter to them. A total nutball capable of sinking their chances with a single fourth down call. These antics may seem quaint from a distance, but having this guy running your program has to be a drag.
How quickly they forget that their program did nothing for 40 years. Saban built them into a national powerhouse and Miles has maintained it. At this point (it's his eighth season) you can't say he's just riding Saban's coat tails.
Anyone eles wonder what Les Miles meant when he said that he over-played his physical limitations at Michigan?
Probably just self-deprecating humor.
What is the context? Is he answering some question, or just going off on his own?
The context is that he barely beat Ole Miss. I would assume someone asked him why they played so poorly as to almost lose to Ole Miss.
Not some of the things he said, but the way he talked reminded of Bo quite a bit.