Miles is at the Cotton Bowl.
Rogel's M-themed jet spotted at Baton Rouge airport
that our med jet im pretty sure
have sent the jet simply to give him a ride to AA for an announcement on Saturday afternoon. Seem's crazy, but nothing would surprise me at this point.
What's happened so far that's truly been surprising? I mean, I can kinda see Harbough, but that's not really that shocking.
If this is about Les Miles, one should probably note that he's in Dallas at the moment.
But, maybe they are going through his office. Like a super-secret background check.
Or, maybe they are talking to Mrs. Miles to guage her interest in going to Michigan.
In the world of "Coaching Search 2011" you cannot discount anything.
To me, this is telling. Very telling.
Are we gonna go with the co-Head Coach model?
Maybe they flew Gary Moeller down there to get even with Miles while he is out of town so that the Michigan fan base can finally get over it.
I'm not sure that I have ever wanted to +1 anyone so badly before.
Or it didn't happen
Payback's a bitch! Man, I just got the eye from my boss for hysterically laughing. Luckily, he's a die-hard ND guy, has felt my pain, and is giving me a free pass for a few days.
Return the favor when you take his job.
Oh... the smell of jambalaya.
Man, you are like my favorite and stuff. That would be rad.
Moeller and Miles should settle their differences with a steel cage match.
Still in AA, that is really f''ing funny. Well done, very well done.
If I were doing a Super Secret Background Check for the University of Michigan, I probably would avoid flying around in a jet plastered with 'University of Michigan.' But your point stands that this is, in fact, telling.
That's probably the best post I've read in a couple days. Think the jet constantly plays The Victors? That would be incognito.
Any word on Mrs. Miles' nacho dip?
M sent someone down there to shred documents so Miles doesn't have to go near the machine.
Most likely gone there to talk buyout with LSU president, and numbers fora contract with Miles' agent. Miles probably gave the green light, and left to be with his team.
or other officials re Miles' buyout? Negotiating to pay it off over time or at a lower amount?
May be interviewing others re a background check on Miles.
This is far more plausible than the jet just happening to stop in Baton Rouge, for the first time, in the midst of what is going on.
This sounds like it has to be right, Michigan is hashing out a layaway plan to pay back LSU for taking their coach.
I really hope this is wrong, but obviously if Les is the guy this is a requirement for getting it done.
Actually, I don't mind if it is Les as long as he is forced to hire a "clock" coach. This would serve to prevent me from having a heart attack when an important game slips away as a result of his time mismanagement.
Regardless of where Miles is, just seeing that plane in Louisiana made me kill 10 kittens.
I'm with ya. Kittens must pay if Miles is the new HC.
MSC is waiting in the jet to tell Miles that he didn't get the job and to suck it as soon as he gets back from the bowl.
That would be amazing. Odds are this was the best place to interview Nick Saban.
YES, he will finally die. Good set up! Oh you said interview not "interview"
I want to give this man all of my MGoPoints
You almost made me spit a mouthful of soda all over my computer. Good stuff!
"The only way you can get the Michigan job...is to give me a night like the one you gave Mrs. Moeller. Then all will be forgiven."
Just getting some crawfish.
My guess is Boudin.
Used to get one every time Tampa played the Saints in the Big Easy. MSC is bringing back a plane full of them to put in his office.
They are sending a truck load too.
Man I would be super happy with Gruden as coach.
Do we really need 18 QBs on scholarship?
I think your not giving him nearly enough credit, that would likely be in his first class alone
What guy doesn't love muffulettas?
The Muffuletta shaved???
this would matter is Miles was in Baton Rouge today...
Hi, I am new to the party and need to let everyone speak before saying the exact same thing...
But I do like bacon.
If people weren't grasping for straws already, they certainly are now.
Please tell me it's just stopping over on the way to Bolivia...Maybe it can hang around long enough to bring Les along too...
Fuman is patiently waiting.
Our football program is currently stopping over on the way to Bolivian (as Mike Tyson used to say)
I interpret this to mean we have hired Jim Harbaugh.
or john harbaugh. really, it could go either way.
likes to think out of the box and ideate a comprehensive fusion concept - Michigan's next coach is Jack Harbaugh!
Mrs and bringing her to AA in time for the game tomorrow
Well if they were looking to fly a plane down there that won't attract massive attention, that's a huge fail. It certainly would be one hell of a coincidence. I wonder when LSU is scheduled to return from the Cotton Bowl. Tomorrow evening?
The plane was there for less than 2 hours and then left for Hilton Head. I'm pretty sure it didn't mean anything, at least not as far as Miles is concerned.
Could they be running propects through HHI to meet with Carr, he still has a lot of pull at Michigan. I live on Hilton Head 5 mins from airport...really want a pic of that plane and who is on it.
It's not there for Miles. UM is trying to hire the LSU football team so we can win a few B1G games next year.
We were trying to talk Patrick Peterson in to transferring rather than go to the NFL.
I don't see UM doing the most covert coaching search in history and showing up in this plane in Baton Rouge. Makes absolutely no sense especially the day of their game.
Seems like a diversion...which...seems rediculous in it's own right.
John Chavis, considered by many the best in the country.
Brandon said the new coach would need to have prior head coaching experience
wouldn't he be at the Cotton Bowl, as well?
Because we all hope you are right.
Take a look at the log - the plane was only in Baton Rouge for 2 hours. However, that doesn't explain why it went from Thomasville (FL - GA border) to Baton Rouge to Savannah... Baton Rouge is very out of the way.
Ray Drew is from Thomasville, GA. Tom Lemming said recruits like Drew were considering Michigan but may change their mind b/c of the coaching change. Makes sense to stop by and visit Drew's family to reassure them.
Makes some sense, but assistants generally fly commercial. I realize they have our "recruiting coordinator" handling things. IDK anything anymore.
Am I crazy, or is the AD/University spending a lot of money on jet fuel? Why not just fly commercial? Do they think they are better than us?
And they think they are smarter too!
you bet they do
Oh God no!!!!!! Please god no!!!!
The plan is to use the jet as a distration while DB's crack team of ninja's are deployed to several undisclosed locations around the US and abroad. They will use their sat-link technology to synchronize action and disable all coaching candidates for further questioning. All will be flown into a remote desert island where DB and his minions are waiting for the ceremony to begin.
After administering truth cerum to all in attendance, DB will smartly ask each in turn who is the best coach present to build the Michigan football program back to dominance. He will then cross reference this data with four other devastatingly diabolical questions which I cannot divulge at this time (I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you).
Once all data is uncovered, he will reprogram each coach to forget the entire experience. He will also add a mental directive to make sure and lose any head to head matchups with Michigan for the rest of their existance. Then he will quickly return all back to their previous locations in less than 6 hours. No one has ever known what lengths the Brandonator will go to acccomplish world domination.....until now.
Now this is a reality TV show I would watch. You should pitch it.
As long as Dantonio and Tressel were both part of the crowd, only for the 'losing any head to head matchup part, I give my full support to this plan.
"Sources Close to Situation Say Harbaugh to Coach in 2011."
and the article itself made me laugh. (The last few paragraphs maybe not so much.)
the following picture of Les Miles' front door:
MIles is now the one HC who would make me pine for Hoke
70% chance it's Hoke - the safe choice (to DB) says he wants to come here
25% chance it's Miles - the risky bold choice (to DB) says he wants to come here
5% someone else - nobody else looks like they want to come here or leave current team
The 49ers have announced a press conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, apparently to introduce Jim Harbaugh as their next head coach. That will be quite a coup, considering that in the past few days it appeared Harbaugh was going to choose the Dolphins or remain at Stanford.
This is a no-brainer. Hire Miles as Head Coach. Hire Hoke as D-Coor. When Miles retires in a few years, Hoke has the experience to take over.
Could they be interviewing him, D Coordinator for the Saints? This is just a guess, I have no reason to think this other than the fact that DB said something along the lines of wanting Defensive minded people, and Williams is that.
...and headed to Willow Run.
ETA: 4:30 pm EST 1/7/11
Simply wanted some gumbo.
Or maybe he is taking Mrs. Miles out on the town, telling her how wonderful Ann Arbor is in January?
I am officiall burned out from reading all of the posts about CC. It seems every day there is a new possibility, which is logical but this only reminds me of three years ago and getting all excited over nothing.
NO I lost all respect for him after that oversigning thing..how could he do that to a kid
Yup, looking like they're going to LSU to talk about if Miles can be bought out/how much it will take. If this is the case, then Miles could be introduced as M coach by monday or tuesday..
Obviously not refueling...Meeting with Carr on HHI I presume.
For God's sake, doesn't anyone pick up the phone anymore?
Can you believe it! with all the Osu fans that scurry around here like cockroaches.
Oversigning. Not gonna explain it but google around and you'll learn.
Plus I don't think his terrible clock management skills can be so easily dismissed. This guy is literally the worst I've ever seen in my entire life at it. It's uncanny. Also he's 57 so how long would he be here anyway?
JoPa is like 100 so, ah, a long time. Also what is Hoke like 53, there is no difference between 57 and 53. If UM wanted someone to be here for 30 years they would go with a young up and coming 30 something coordinator.
This can be easily handled, a directive from DB... Coach Miles, no oversigning. There, done! The clock management thing is a little different but, to be honest, RichRod had his clock issues this year as well IMO.
You don't have to worry about him oversigning here. Those type of recruiting practices are normal in the SEC, they wouldn't be accepted or tolerated here.
I heard they got along quite well. Was there a problem?
Wait, Les fucked GM's wife?
Get him out of here before his Saints have another opportunity to play my Falcons!
for something that happened when he coached in the ESS-EEE-SEE? Once he's at Michigan, the NCAA's hands-off policy won't apply anymore.
Michigan will probably get double-super-secrit probation for Miles oversigning and our involvement with the payment to Newton's dad.
Considering Les Miles is in Dallas, TX getting ready to coach a game tonight I have to assume DB stopped in for cajun food?
Either that or DB is clueless as to the fact that Les Miles is in Dallas right now.
Maybe his people are meeting with LM's agent? Hopefully he's plan C.
According to FlightAware, the plane is now at KSAV, which is Savannah/ Hilton Head International. Another clandestine meeting or a chance to disappear onto the beaches of Hilton Head?
This is a thread from last year so perhaps the plane is used for some football business?
Why doesnt anybody want chip kelly from Oregon
This is the actual fake conversation on the plane 20 minutes after it landed. It begins with Brandon returning to the plane:
Mary Sue Coleman: Damn it Dave, where the hell have you been? I have eaten every Chex mix and peanut packet on this damn plane. If I keep this up, I will end up looking like Hillary Clinton!
Dave Brandon: What, didn't you like the pizza I left for you?
MSC: Uh, no. Now, where the hell is Les Miles?
DB: Well, funny thing. Coach Miles appears to be in Dallas. I have been told that there is a so-called "Cotton Bowl" today in which LSU is playing. Who knew?
MSC: Oh, what the fuck! Dave, how could you not know that? It's just like Tuesday when I had to tell you what "NFL" meant and why we lost darling Jimmy.
DB nervously drinks water and looks to the side for no apparent reason.
MSC: Not this shit again! David - look at straight at me and tell me that we didn't waste a plane trip down here!
DB: Mary Sue, I have to blame Rich Rod. I played for Bo and he always knew when the Cotton Bowl was. Rich should have told me.
MSC: You fired him. You can't blame him anymore, You own this mess!
DB: But, I am a strong willed CEO. Look at my pimp hand!
MSC: Good heavens. Since we are here, lets go visit Lloyd in Hilton Head. Maybe he has some vodka I can pound.
DB: Sounds good to me! Hey, do you think he would like some pizza?
Then the plane took off and the fake audio stopped, Of course, like everything else on this blog for the last month, this is based on pure speculation and stems from soul crushing worry over what appears to be total cluster. The vodka pounding thing, however, is a good idea.
Heard somewhere that DB's plane is in Scottsdale. You know who else is in Scottsdale right now?
Gruden, right? Isn't he calling the national championship game monday?
Coincidence? I hope not. You never know.
Anyone but Hoke or Miles...
...is headed to Thomasville Regional in extreme southern Georgia. Scheduled to land inside the hour.
N929SR is going back to Hilton Head. Apparently, Rogel's plane and/or its occupants simply enjoy Hilton Head.