With two losing back to back seasons at Michigan Rich Rodriguez has now had consecutive missed bowls. Michigan still has yet to reach a .500 to end the season and has only beaten 3 Big Ten teams in two years. If worse comes to worse next season and he is forced to leave would it be so bold to say that Les Miles might still be interested in the job? Miles currently has lead LSU to consecutive bowl games, has a record of 49-12, 4 winning seasons and a national championship. However after losing to Ole Miss and being dropped from the BCS with 3 losses and has a 3-4 conference record in 2009. This season LSU will not be going to a major bowl. It's safe to say LSU has had offensive problems this year and losing games they should not have. The question now is if LSU were to decline and the Michigan job were to open would Miles still be considered a reasonable choice to coach the Wolverines should Rodriguez have to leave?
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."