Saw it. Love it.
Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
Saw it. Love it.
havent seen it
would love to though
but its not working
Only Lloyd Brady pics have been so popular - but this still isn't working. Any working links? Gotta see this.
Scares me how little the LSU fans seem to care about losing Miles. Still better than Hoke, but man...
Anybody else get the feeling that everything would have worked out a whole lot better for both schools if Miles had come to UM and RR had gone to LSU a few years back?
except RR was offered the Bama job, not the LSU job back then
I think the above post is discussing a hypothetical in which Miles goes to Michigan and leaves LSU with a vacancy, to be filled with RR.
Now they are a fanbase with entitlement issues. Before Saban, they hadn't won anything in a few decades, but none of them seem to remember that. Their last two coaches have won a national title, which seems to have convinced them that anyone can do that. Miles is 61-16 at LSU. By any standard, he's had an outstanding run.
You are exactly right. I've lived here since 94 and before 2003 I never once saw anything LSU.
Now EVERYONE in the whole state claims to have been a fan their whole life. Cracks me up.
Don't forget, pro sports in Ohio suck, have sucked for decades, and will continue to suck for ever and ever Amen. The Crew doesn't count because the MLS is a clown league.
Ohio State is their little mini-SEC team, complete with shady recruiting and improper benefits. Let them have that small moment of athletic relevance.
Solid. Fucking. Gold.
That is fantastic! +1 to sir.
That was great.
Oh, and did everyone see the breaking news from Wikipedia?
Someone corrected it. LOL
I was just impressed that Wiki can break news (or whatever it is surrounding this coaching search) before ESPN has had a chance to garner information from Twitter.....
I noticed that - I imagine it was the Slapdick family that first settled the land near the current town. What is not as well known is that, later on, they changed the family name to Tressel.
We got some damn good new MGoMembers out of this mess!
Maybe they are new members, or maybe just members with Rodriguez-themed usernames who were forced to change. I would hate to be InRichRodWeTrust or someone like that who has to start over from 0 MGoPoints.
He is scheduled to be announced as the University of Michigan's head football coach at the conclusion of the 2011 Cotton Bowl.
I wonder who wrote that and what sources, if any, they have?
The Fox staff is dying to discuss the Les Miles possibility.....they make passing references to it every few minutes.
made the call three years ago. He's just waiting for the rest of us to catch up.
So much win.
Imaginary +1 to LSUFreek
I don't understand how so many people don't want Les Miles. His offense seems to be the perfect transition for the talent we have and all they keep discussing is his love of defense and special teams??!
Denard in the option would be nastttyy..
there's this thing he does where he cuts kids and drops their scholarships right before the start of the season, then lies about it later. Ask Nick Saban for the details.
Impossible for him to do that in the B1G. Unlike the SEC, the B1G has strict rules on how many guys you can recruit per class.
THe oversigning thing wouldn't be an issue would it. He makes me nervous since we're already on probation but I'd still take my chances right now.
Can't believe LSU Freek has the cahones to put the old banged Moeller's wife rumor out there.
The new "Brandon hit that, too" rumor.
I totally agree with you.
This is the shot of our jet in Baton Rouge. SIAP, but it bears looking at again. I believe we have the coolest jet ever.
OUR JETS GOT WINGS.
RR should have let Pryor "borrow" it when he was recruiting him.
That thing just screams, "We rock, you suck!"
coaches in other college Divisions, and I ran across this guys name. I don't know who he is, but you have to give the name some props..
I heard the App St. coach is looking to come back to Ann Arbor.
hey, might as well have a guy who knows how to win in the big house
do I want LSU to win or lose?
if he loses, less attractive to DB who seems to think the bowl game is real important but lsu fans probably thinking good riddance
if he wins, lsu more likely to try and keep him
I've got to believe if hes going to come the result of this game is irrelevant. But I would love to se him win while running offense and defensive schemes I could see our team running...
Do we just forget about the whole Gary Moeller love triangle and Lloyd Carr is sick business?
Does it get us a win against OSU?
Maybe if their jet crashes, but then again they probably will all be driving a booster's car since theirs is in the shop
Anything that happened 15 years ago should not be held against the guy. (And as exciting as the rumor is to talk about, it's probably not true.) The Carr health thing is iffier.
Has it actually been confirmed that Lloyd has Parkinson's? We know he had (has?) some kind of health issue but I don't know if specifics were ever offered.
It's mentioned on MGoBlog a lot but where's the link? Until then, it's just Internet Urban Legend.
You'll never find something like that reported in the press.
This 'chat' is pure genius... made me lulz many times!
No (as far as I know). The link Brodie posted in another thread was from Dec. 6.
I know BH doesn't have a great deal of HC experience but compared to LM that might not be such a bad thing...a whole lot of up side if he pans out and young enough to be the HC for almost a solid decade more than LM can for us right now.
Also a whole lot of downside if we lose many of our recruits and current players by hiring an unkonwn guy with an overall losing record in crappy conferences.
at recruiting. He has also proven that he can win in the best conference in America. Brady Hoke might very well come here and be great, but I think we should do everything we can to get LM. It's safer in bigtime game decisions and a hell of alot safer in the recruiting world. My 2 cents.
....at least for a few minutes.
I google searched Moeller' wife.
Was SafeSearch on or off? That's the important question.
Bring on Miles! I'd rather have someone fascinating than someone boring, predictable and stable. With all that went on the past three years, we wouldn't know what to with 'stable' anyway. We all crave drama and we'll get it with Les Miles.
to verify any potential hotness.
What about Miles as HC and Hoke as DC and assistant HC? Best of both worlds: a known quantity at HC to stabilize the program in the short term and a potential heir (with a trial period) in the long term. If Hoke loves the program as much as has been reported and DB is willing to pay top dollar as indicated (including, presumably, for coordinators), it seems like this arrangement could appeal to Hoke.
You know, I had just been thinking of this possibility... Maybe like a "Coach in Waiting"?
We need Ws before we start worrying about coaches in waiting...GO BLUE!
We need a coach before we worry about a coach in waiting.
That's what we need now, some out of the box thinking. Like someone who mentioned earlier that maybe we should go with Denard as a player/coach.
Hoke is only about 5 years younger than Miles. Making him HC in waiting would make no damn sense for a variety of reasons, but that's a big one right there.
Just don't bring Gary Crowton. That guy is GERG with worse hair and no Super Bowl rings.
But please bring John Chavis
Hoke is a much-dreaded thing
I know much was made of Rich Rogel's plane being in Baton Rouge, which I didn't think was such a big deal- refueling, probably. But then I read that apparently at least the new DC at MSU (NTMSU) was in Baton Rouge doing some recruiting today.
Does anyone know if Mullen was in Baton Rouge as well? Could there have been a meeting in Baton Rouge with Mullen?
Okay, so I will post this, but I am pretty sure I need to stop thinking before my wall is plastered with articles a la Beautiful Mind- except instead of being a genius I'm just an obsessed football fan putting off going to a party to check MGoBlog.
Proven winner in the "Best" conference.
Proven winner against Ohio State
Proven recruiter... And with the Big 10 regulations also a fair recruiter.
"Michigan Man" so no chance of Alumni haters
Can easily maintain Denard's skill level.
Also has a national tittle ring and might be the only person left that could possibly out recruit Tressel in Ohio.
I can't believe we have become this desperate...
He has a tittle ring?
He will not represent the University of Michigan well. He would tarnish the "brand", you know.
Every time he goes to speak, you cringe inside a little bit.
A quick MSM lesson for you.
Cringeworthy statements + too many losses = pariah
Cringeworthy statements + enough wins = colorful
If he wins, the media won't hammer every stupid thing that comes out of his mouth.
Les Miles: Proven fuckstick
Proven calling out players for his mistakes
I am envious of their size and athleticism up front, both sides of the ball. The guy just wins and brings in hoss athletes. He knows that the 4 and 5 star beef eaters are the key and doesn't seem to glued to how people perceive him as a tactician. He owns Louisiana by virtue of his being coach at THE University there, but still he is in the toughest regular conference rotation in the NCAA.
If we got 5 kick ass hungry like a rookie years out of him and 5 cruise control winding down years, I'd take that. He cares enough about this place to set up a proper line of succession too.
Hiring him would start the buzz around the program big time. He has national cache and people would know we mean business.
Is there hair on him? Yeah. But the upside way outweighs the downside. Unless the downside is just too hairy to allow for the negative PR of bringing him in?
this is absolutely hilarious. it's nice to laugh amidst all the uncertainty and turmoil.
Stay tough Blue...stay tough.
It is really starting to piss me off that every person says they haven't been contacted by Michigan. WHO THE F$$% are we contacting then.
I'm not sure it's all that bad. I know that I would try to keep it under wraps from my current employer if I had been contacted about another job until I was absolutely sure I was going.
Of course, I might let them know if I was using it as leverage.
I'm trusting that DB is working on this. It's no secret his legacy is at stake here.
Also, FWIW, I'm a newbie...be gentle.
than Miles. I'm still hoping for John Harbaugh.
...that's actually a way around admitting something...when an independent firm is being used....they contact all people UM is interested in but those receiving the calls can say "UM hasn't contacted me".....but you never hear those same coaches say "no one representing UM has contacted me"....the firm does all the work......I learned that in "Bill Clinton 101"
We have field turf, what would he eat?
Sideline interview.... Miles just told reporters that even if he HAD heard from Michigan, he wouldn't leave LSU. He said this DURING THE BOWL GAME, so take it fwiw.
Because a Coach is going to totally tell a Fox reporter he's going to leave DURING the bowl game. HE'S COMPLETELY OUT OF THE PICTURE.
I did say to take it FWIW during the bowl game. It's mostly my wishful thinking that he is telling the truth. I'm with Brian on the Les Miles coin flip.
It wasn't a difficult decision for him - we never offered.
John Lynch has a ways to go in the reporting biz.
Does anyone else find it ironic that the same people who accuse Michigan of having a whiny, entitled fan base for being unhappy with a coach who went 3-9, 5-7 and 7-6 over the last three years are now saying that a coach who when 8-5, 9-4 and (soon) 11-2 in the SEC during that same period is UNACCEPTABLE!!!
I don't think their objections are based on his record.
it would be a no-brainer.
...Miles for miles and miles...recruits would flock to Michigan with LM there......if Hoke was with us....recruits would be like "who's their coach again??"
This day just gets worse and worse.
do you think DB would go after M. Stoops? Wasn't the jet in Arizona at one time this week?
Has a worse record than Brady Hoke.
At least he's coaching in a BCS conference and played in the Big Ten.
Offense tonight, and it's beginning to help.
ok the video didnt work for me..anyone know how I can fix it
Why not make a pitch for him. Shit he's 55. Midwest ties. NFL coach with a ring to show the recruits. Just saying. Defensive minded coach!
OK, yes LSU has a ton of talent and depth.
But, this team just looks well coached. Denard would kick ass in this offense.
I know he is far from ideal.
But, DB - go get that armored car that was en route to Palo Alto and tell the driver to head due south and look for a man with a goofy while hat.
maybe Lloyd should just put the head set back on!!
Jk of course.
...irony can be very ironic sometimes
it still has it if you like to the right side of the screen in the box. It has a time line and for 2011 it has Michigan.
by hiring Hoke that the UM contingent would be pissed unless he gets some big time assistants to come with him including an o coordinator that is spread friendly (similar to LSU's offense/power/spread). In that scenario it would appease a lot of people, get people excited, help with transfers, and be the best of all worlds with a Michigan Man coach and new blood with the coordinators.
I wonder if that is what is happening right now. DB goes to Hoke and says sell me by letting me know your coaches so I don't get slaughtered when I hire you.
I don't care if Brady Hoke has Jesus H Christ as his OC and Mike Fucking Ditka as DC, I will still be pissed something fierce.
...JC runs a wicked spread option.....plus we would have divine intervention in front of Denard ...and if we had Mike Effin Ditka....teams would not show up...he's like Chuck Norris' evil twin.....only more evil and tough.
its not over yet - but it is looking pretty bad - is this where we stand
harbaugh - out
patterson - looks out based upon his comments
fitzgerald - out
dungy - sounds out
peterson - alledgedly looking at stanford
miles - not contacted yet, mysterious history with moeller family
hoke - probably would run here for minimum wage
dream/other candidates - gruden, stoops, mullen, chip kelly, etc. - no word
Of all the "other" candidates, the one that is most intriguing to me is Chucky. His silence during this search is deafening, and has me curious as to why he isn't being his usual, gregarious, and vocal self about the situation.
There is apparently someone else in the blogosphere who feels the same way, and points out that Gruden is in AZ (where Brandon may or may not be, according to flight logs) to do radio coverage of the title game for ESPN radio. Gruden also called Michigan his "dream job" in an early ESPN Magazine interview:
Anyway, we don't really know much, and we're all guessing, but I'm not ruling him out.
...Gruden in a second.....mili-second even,,,
This should be front page. I thought Gruden was a pipe dream. Why would he say Michigan is his dream job. I'd love to see the original quote in context. Anyone know what he said in ESPN magazine?
Now that there is a rumor I can get behind.
The track record of NFL coaches in d1 is terrible. It's a completely different skill set.
He's a "candidate" only because a couple guys in chat-rooms declared him a candidate. There's no other indication of same.
I'm just shocked LSUFreek found a picture of Hoke where he isn't pointing...
If he knew how to manage the clock, pronounce arkansas correctly and to stop eating grass, he would be the hottest prospect in America.
Its too bad Stanford didnt play a better team in the Orange Bowl, I would have liked to have seen how they did. They should have put UConn against VA Tech and Oklahoma against Stanford.
I think Les Miles's mild retardation makes him even more likeable.
and they are staying in Louisiana.
The wife wanted to leave before, but now that the kids are in high school, they all want to stay put.
Les has banked and invested his cash well over the years and money isn't an issue for him.
LSU should be better as a team this year (2011) than they were this past year (2010) -- and they looked pretty strong tonight.
Les is staying put.
Where are you hearing this from?
I received an e-mail this morning from someone with ties to LSU assistant coaches. That's what they were telling him - the family voted to stay put and not be uprooted.
That was well before the game. There is obviously a chance that the AA gig is too good to pass up and they change their minds - we will know soon enough. Only God knows what they are thinking now.
Freek always has the final word on everything.
Sometimes I just look back over edsbs archives to check out old work.