this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
OT: Les Miles on twitter
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It should be a rule: If you can't figure out how to embed a youtube clip (which isn't that hard to do), then you shouldn't be creating a thread with only a youtube link in the OP.
Just when I'm in full-on hate Les Mile mode, he has to do this.
Touche, Les. You win this round.
Can't be in any sort of hate Les Miles mode this week, need LSU to beat Georgia.
wouldn't it be better if LSU loses? what would the chances be that two teams that didn't win their conference play for the MNC?
At this point, 99.5%
The LSU game carries the most weight for M's chances of getting into the BCS. If Georgia wins it will be very difficult for M to get into the top 14 in the final standings. We need Georgia to get booted.
OK, I was looking at it from the perspective of it not being an all SEC MNC game. So from the perspective of UM getting a BCS game, I would agree that it is better for LSU to win. Although, recent history has shown that a loss to LSU does not equal a significant drop in the polls.
he's a twat.
Twitter = insight into all manner of medical / academic / psychological phenomena.
Thank you for another intriguing moment in the life of "The Mad Hatter".
He may be a bit crazy but you can't say he isn't entertaining.
It has to be. Pretty funny way to poke fun at the guy asking the question actually.
I love Les Miles.
I love Les Miles, too, and it helps that he sorta looks like Bo.
I try to hate the guy, but I just can't.
That is a classic right there.
I know this board had a mild disliking for him but he just made made my day. That was definitely not coaches talk.
is flipping great. Hah!
= fun for the whole family
Les Miles might just be the most entertaining coach in college football. He is to me.
Love the guy. Glad he's not our coach doing and being so wacky but he really fits in well in Louisiana. Anyone who's ever been down there knows that state is full of interesting characters and it appears that they have been rubbing off on him over the years.
How can anyone hate the guy? Assuming Bacon's account was correct, Miles is a diehard Michigan guy and would have been our coach had certain people at Michigan not been complete douche bags. If there is anyone I dislike, it's Carr, that arrogant prick.
People don't like him because of oversigning, mostly.
I think of Les Miles as I think of Nick Saban (though slightly better since he went to Michigan). I don't know enough about either team's arrest records but do know that they both oversign, something I don't like. To me, neither give off a horrible vibe when being interviewed, though Saban is definitely a politician with the way he answers most questions.
Now please, somebody remind me why I hate Saban, because right now I don't remember. Afterall, I can't NOT hate him...
Saban is a sociopath, he manipulates people towards his charm and leaves at the first sight of a better situation without any care for those he's leaving behind. Les Miles, for all his faults, seems like a loyal guy and he'd have been at Michigan in a second if he was invited.
uhh no, everything you said about Saban is applicable to Miles, just to a lesser extent.
There are a lot of unsavory rumors about him, both from his time here in the 90's and from the recruiting trail.
regarding him and Moeller are pretty distasteful. Dave Brandon mentioned "over his dead body" would Miles be coach, according to 3 and Out, so it seems that he did something in his time at Michigan to make an enemy out of a lot more folks than just Lloyd Carr.
Also, shame on you for calling Lloyd Carr an arrogant prick. You have no idea what Carr has done for this program.
Lloyd was loyal but god dammit is he an infuriating character. I respect him in many ways but on the other hand he was so stubborn that I can't stop thinking what could have been
When you gotta smang, you gotta smang.
I got one idea, a national title
Probably not so much. I suspect he can sit around with a nice glass of red wine and enjoy an LSU game while admiring the glow of light from his fireplace off the replica 1997 National Championship trophy.
I'm with you guys, I've never disliked Les Miles and always thought he was highly entertaining and unique.
"Do what you want!"
Anyone else notice that Les Miles' accent has gradually morphed into some kind of southern-midwestern hybrid hillbilly drawl?
It fits in perfectly with his schtick as America's dumbest genius.
I stared in wonder until the second viewing, not quite convinced it was a joke. Fantastically executed. I'm going to begin a diet of straight Zoysiagrass C4.
He is one nutty fucker.
How can someone hate a guy who eats grass on national tv?
"I dont read books":
That was awesome! Ill bet there will be no more questions with the word tweet in it.
Don't really know how to embed, but it's about a year old and pretty good. Some old guy asked him what it's like to be interviewed by a "sweet like thing like Erin Andrews"
That old guy is hella creepy. Miles' answer is actually surprisingly normal.
Carr is arrogant and, at times, can be quite a prick.
Have you ever seen him in interviews? I have, many many times. He came off so smug/pretentious he made the most arrogant suckeye fan look humble and nice. I used to cringe when he was interviewed at half time during games and during the post game conferences. He talked down to people. Talked to people like they were all idiots and he was THE GREAT Lloyd Carr. I remember one interview in particular when the reporter (at half time) asked him a legit question about a knuckle head call on Carr's part, and Carr looked at him like he was going to stab him to death, sneered and walked off. His demeanor reminds me of Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.
As far as what he did for this program? Well, if what Bacon said in his book is true, he brought in RR only to sabotage him/stab him in the back and set the program back for three years. Not to mention that he competely sabotaged the Les Miles hire, Carr and Martin. Stay classy Lloyd.
As far as his coaching, I never found him to be a great coach. With all the talent that Michigan recruited year in and year out, we ought to have been competing for NC at least every other year. Instead, we underachieved relative to the talent we had. Carr was good at recruiting, and surrounded himself with some talented coaches/recruiters, but as far as his coaching goes, he reminds me a lot of Mack Brown of Texas. Like Mack, Carr had a plethora of talent at his disposal but severly underachieved with it. The share of a national championship in '97 was nice (it was my sophmore year) but with a top 5/top 10 class every year, the talent was there for a great coach to be in the hunt for a NC on a continual basis (Tressel achieved that at OSU. I have lost all respect for Tressel, but he is a great coach, unlike Carr).
You "never found him to be a great coach", and he's still in the Hall of Fame. Imagine that!
Comparing him to Tressel is asinine, and you know it. Tressel cheated. Lloyd never did. Funny how Tressel stayed in the hunt for NCs. Almost like Pete Carroll.
As far as Lloyd being arrogant, I've one small complaint. I agree that he could be veeeeery condescending to the media, but I don't think he was ever arrogant. I don't think he looked down on media because he was Lloyd F'ing Carr, but because most media members know nothing at all about football and work only in creating stories when there often isn't one. I look down on the media. They are stupid, and they ask stupid questions to fit their predetermined stupid narratives.
So, he could be a prick, but I don't think it's arrogance so much as general lack of respect for the media.