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.
LSUfreek on our search
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.
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