Yeah, I know Joe Schad is NOT always accurate, but still:
Michigan has expressed desire to interview Les Miles; expected to happen, sources say
Let's discuss. Again.
I want Gruden.
Gruden would be awesome too but of Gruden, Harbaugh, and Miles I've preferred Miles. I hope we dont have to wait until Wednesday at the UM-osu game for them to announce the new head coach.
What's you're reasoning there man?
NCAA championship hardware.
Super Bowl win > backing into NC game with two losses and beating a team QB'd by Todd Boeckman
Let's not underestimate how fortunate Miles is to have that hardware.
Let's see....4 out 6 seasons at LSU Miles has 11+ wins. I think he'll do.
As long as he stops all the shady business that he partaked in down in the SEC and LSU. I'll be fine with him. That's the only way, I'd let him come here, with a reassurance that he'll abide by Michigan standards, not the lowly, shady, SEC standards.
Also, only if, the Gruden rumors (which I believe are false) are false and doesn't want to come here. If Gruden expresses interest in Michigan, I say snatch him up immediately.
I think we can reasonably assume that Coleman and Brandon will vet his candidacy and make sure he is on the same page with regard to ethical issues. With the football program on probation, I can't imagine they wouldn't. If they feel comfortable that he can do his job here and steer clear of any NCAA issues, why shouldn't we?
I'm fairly confident that no one cares whether you'd "let him come here"
I don't see you saying this to anyone else posts on their opinion whether or not they think Les Miles should come. Why is that?
You are the first one i've seen that has insinuated that you have the power "to let" or "not let" anyone come here. All along I thought this was Dave Brandon/MSC's decision, not Waffles.
I wouldnt mind Gruden but I'd prefer Miles over Gruden. As for your logic a lot of TB fans say Gruden had an already stacked team when they won the SB and ran them to the ground.
Either way I'll take what Miles has done in the SEC and hoping he becomes Michigans coach and does the same.
Won 11+ games in a a 13 or 14 game season a whopping 4 times in 6 years as HC of a top-tier BCS team. In that 6 year period he's won 5 bowl games.
Gruden has done what? Won 11+ games in the NFL's 16 game season exactly twice, had no meaningful college coaching experience and hasn't coached anything for several years.
YES, hiring Pete Carroll seemed to work out well for USC, but then again, it actually didn't work out as well as we all thought at the time. What other NFL castaways have provided lasting success to the colleges they moved to?
Hiring a washed out NFL coach is even riskier than an NFL team hiring a successful college coach.
And that's not even taking into account that his offensive system would almost certainly drive away the most talented player on our team.
Terrible, terrible idea.
True dat, I don't understand the love affair with Gruden. When was the last time he coached in college or had an in-home visit with a recruit? There's more to coaching college football than X's and O's.
Over Harbaugh? No, he is not in the majority.
But Harbaugh is not an option anymore. :(
He is definatly the most proven. Brian not wanting Miles here is not enough reason for me to not want him. That said, most people preferred Harabugh
Although it is probably almost impossible that he is even an option. He has no ties to assistants therefore there is a lot of possibilities that could come from that (assuming we throw the money around). As I said in another post, he would be great for recruiting and would be even better to sell the "brand" that is Michigan football. The coordinators/assistants that he would bring in would make all the difference (good or bad).
Sounds like he's ready to come home:
Sounds like he's ready to come home:
Sounds like he's ready to come home:
The elusive triple post!
Was getting bad gateway errors but I said Let 'er rip! and hit save like 10 times. This rumor is now available in story form at the worldwide leader: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6003504
Same thing happened to me, only I double posted on another thread...further investigation makes me ask whether you got a little point crazy and pos'd yourself all three times as well? Hmmmmmm?
Up to +6 on a triple post. Maybe I'm just more popular than you? Hmmmmmm?
There there. I'm sure you too will someday have >1000 points.
haha, nah, that was me. I posted the URL but Mr. Pahokee was kind enough to embed the video.
You've gone where many are afraid to go.
Triple posts of a double shot of Miles video.... hmmm thats bad omen right?
Lame clapping but awesome triple post!
of that list would have read 1. Harbaugh 2. Gruden 3. anyone but Miles. So if those options, I guess that leaves me with Gruden. I can live with that (if only)
you gotta believe
Keep hope alive!
what you, or any of us, want. LM is in because DB says so.
I want Gruden.
And if Gruden doesn't want Michigan...?
Than I don't want Gruden. Remember, these things are "fluid".
Although, unlike this Coaching Search, urine is sterile.
Then I cry bitter, maize and blue colored tears (at least until DB can wrap up Miles)
but if not 61 and 17 in the sec is way good for me.
Dungy, Gruden, Miles, we have to be able to bag one of these guys.
Agreed for the most part, but I could imagine his super bowl ring being a very effective recruiting device and if he could assemble a dream team staff around him then I would be placated.
We need to go after both of them and the first one that wants it gets it. We put all our eggs in one bag with JH and almost got totaly screwed.
would certainly bring that "flash-bang" that would energize the fans and recruits as well. As long as we sign him to a long term contract with a high buy out on his part, then I am okay with it.
at any cost though. picks up kids and throws them away without giving it a second thought.
Let me see Schad say Michigan and Les Miles agree to a deal and I might start skipping.
Maybe Les is genuine when he says he isn't interested and won't even get an interview. Although Hokeamania is looming larger and larger .
Mad Hatter or Hokeamania? I miss RR....
And he dumps Crowton and brings in a young OC.
Loeffler or too soon.
Was Loeffler at all involved with the rumored Moller's wife drama?
now it was a 3-way?
How about we throw in a one legged midget while we're at it.
Sorry, forgot my manners . . . "physically challenged little person".
If Scott was involved with that "drama", it would certainly affect his standing with the "family".
I hope the rumors are not true. Was Moeller's wife hot?
Just too early. Five years of the Hatter then Loeffler.
Ha! Hokeamania - mental image of a Chris Farley type guy ripping his Michigan shirt off on the sidelines pre-game. That sort of a carnival-esque activitiy would be par for the course for college football's winningest team that, within 3 weeks of NSD, has not one official HC, DC/OC or asst.
WTF are our players doing now? Hopefully Barwis has them occupied.
Maybe Les is really more.
Uggh. I'd rather chew broken glass than have Miles as coach.
How about broken grass?
I think that was a typo, he did mean broken grass...just like his hero and number one coaching prosepct, Les Miles.
HERE YOU GO BRO
to get this job.
if they haven't been contacted until now. But if they had to contact him now... Hope it's just a comparative study.
He probably wasn't going to talk before the bowl game. If the Cotton Bowl was earlier, this might have been a done deal.
Maybe Micigan "officially" waited until now because Miles played a bowl game yesterday. Maybe DB has the class Barnacle Bill never did and let LSU's season finish before contacting Miles.
did you just make that up? Hilarious, reminds of some made up spongebob character.
If Les comes...how easy would it be for him to poach his recruiting class from LSU? Seems a significant # are local kids...wouldn't expect him to resurrect our class with LSU recruits, right?
Given his current predicament with cutting kids and other unsavory practices alleged at LSU, I would prefer he keep the sliminess of his (supposed possible) exit to a minimum.
Maybe RR left an extra bottle of snake oil in the supply cabinet?
Most coaches, when they leave a school, don't try to coax all the recruits to follow. It just looks terrible. Especially if the coach is leaving a school he likes, as Miles would be. Maybe a couple would follow. Don't expect many.
Les or Gruden at this point for me
Championship pedigrees right there. I hope we get an indication that Gruden is in the picture (confirmation not from Fox 2).
wants to interview like we are interviewing gruden? at least this means that he isnt definitely coming, like the video in the "Les Miles mum" led me to believe
wants to interview like we are interviewing gruden?
I think we're only interviewing Gruden in fantasy land. Miles will interview in the real world.
At this point after all the Harbaugh hooplah, I don't believe anything these people say.
He would definitely create buz. Stealing a head coach from a good SEC program would be an accomplishment. He should be able to finish this class strong I would think. And shoudl be able to keep Denard.
i agree and that buzz is important. our football program is taking a beating right now, and even if there are some unappealing aspects of les miles, we almost need to make a statement with this hire that we're still a relevant power. perception is a big deal in college football (e.g., with recruiting), and the public reaction to a hoke or coordinator hire -- even if those guys are good coaches -- could deal a pretty hard blow to the program.
I don't necessarily want him as our next coach (see: 'old' and 'NCAA violations' and 'just a little creepy') BUT it is nice to finally have a name express interest in us instead of yelling at the top of his lungs that he does not want to coach at Michigan.
BTW, has it struck anyone else how great a coaching search here is for decent coaches? They all seem to get mammoth raises and contract extensions. I hope DB is getting thank you notes or a muffin basket or something from them.
with looking only at current head coaches is that they can re-structure their contract and stay. That can't be done with assistants because they would be guaranteed a raise at the new location.
I feel like the caption should be something like 'Coach Les Miles asks LSU cheerleaders if he can shake their pom poms.'
some pretty small "pom-poms" too....
farley and miles look the same in this pic!
I think DB has cooled on Les, for whatever reason.
I trust Schad more than you because he ends his sentences with ", sources say."
Since DB visited Miles in Dallas earlier this week, according to sources, and nothing has leaked about him being the next coach, the natural assumption would be that he's not the choice, sources say.
will take anybody but Brady Hoke,By that i mean a guy who has coach at a big time place before!!!
With Hoke DC and Loeffler
I've been trying to spread it all day. It's out of the box. Hoke gets a chance to prove that he can put together a defense that can win in the big ten, and if he succeeds he becomes HC when Lesticles goes grass-chewing into the sunset. If he fails, we hire Harbaugh after he washes out of the NFL.
That would be some staff...
Whoa, I think I just shadt a little bit in my pants!
Wait a sec, is that a turd on the grass? Did somebody Shadt on the grass? LM will not be happy about this.
actually a technique used by Cesar Milan. DB brought him in to help Les work on his grass addiction.
Hey just wondering since so many Mich fans hated Rodriguez and it seems like a lot of people seem to hate Miles....which coach would make Michigan fans stop whining?
Gruden, I guess. Although I think that if Miles or Hoke was hired it would satisfy the "michigan man" contingent of the fan base, and the rest of us who dont like them right now would probably be reasonable and shut up.
but I expect to hear something from Les Miles tomorrow one way or the other. LSU is not going to let their recruiting class go to hell like ours.
LSU owes him over $14 million if they fire him, so they are not going to do that. They need to wait for him to formally resign.
1. Why did you screw that kid over at LSU?
2. Is grass a normal part of your diet?
3. How will you improve your clock management skills?
4. Why did you diss Michigan the last time you were wanted here?
5. Looking at your recruiting class the vast majority of the kids are from La. How are you going to recruit nationally?
He'll never ask #4, because it was the other way around - he called us and we left him hanging.
was never contacted last time.
6. Do have you Jon Gruden's phone number?
1) He didn't work hard enough. T'hat's my story, sticking too it. I have a damn strong team.
2) Field turf will do fine
3) What your deal (Oh wait, wrong Michigan grad)
4) Martin never called. I think Lloyd doesn't like me.
5) Hmm ... recruit Louisiana easily or recruit the nation and lose Louisiana prospect ... I think you have my real answer for #4.
at least he knows how to recruit in-state, we won't have to deal with MSU taking half of the top 10 or the media saying we don't own in-state recruiting anymore
when everybody else does it in the sec why would you not.2,no,3,by watching the clock.4,I don't think he even got offered the job.5,when you have the talent that they have in that state why not lock them up,also if you look at their roster you will see they recuirt nationally!!!
Because it's wrong?
Les Miles answers:
#5 See 2007
*The last college coaching experience he had was as quarterbacks coach for University of the pacific in 1989 and wide receivers coach at Pitt in 1991
*Runs the west coast offense (pro-style, outdated even in the stodgy pros)
*Defensive success at Tampa Bay attributable to Tony Dungy's personnel and cover 2 scheme
Why is this name even coming up?
Superbowl winning coach? jh went pro?
It's the football coaching-search equivalent of Godwin's Law: As a football head coaching search at a major school goes on, the likelihood that John Gruden's name will come up approaches 1.
Pete Carroll's last college experience: 1983 at NC State as DC. Made the Raiders one of the best teams in pro football before leaving for Tampa. Student of the game who has shown a keen interest in contemporary college offenses.
It is a home run hire.
I seem to remember a rescinded national championship, 15 vacated victories over two years and multiyear sanctions imposed on USC just as Carroll conveniently left for the NFL.
I'm not saying being an NFL guy made Carroll do any of this stuff, or that Gruden would walk that same path, but if the evidence for Gruden's supposed fitness for the Michigan job is the bang-up job Carroll did at USC then I'd say people need to revisit recent history. The point is that the best possible example of the NFL refugee coming to a major college program is tainted by some of the most severe sanctions the NCAA has doled out in recent memory.
FTR, I'm more inclined to think a Gruden hire would end up like the Wannstadt hire did for Pitt--mediocrity and disappointment, or the Callahan hire did for Nebraska--chaos and severe disappointment.
And wants to get back into coaching. Can't blame him for that, but he's still an awful fit for us. And it's not just because he's an NFL guy with no meaningful experience at the college level. It's also because he represents a return to the pro-style offense, which I was fine with 3 years ago when we had the personnel for it, but we don't anymore. Plus we have the Big 10's most dynamic, though still somewhat raw, offensive player. Does anyone really want to see him go? Because he doesn't fit into the west coast offense Gruden uses.
...oh, and I wonder why we both got neg'd there? I hope it's not because someone doesn't want to engage in a meaningful debate over the merits of their favored coaching candidate. When a coach--any coach--has been chosen, then it's time for unity. I'll even get behind Gruden and wish him the best in the slim chance he's hired. But in the meantime, when he hasn't been, it's time for debate over whether he should be considered a serious candidate. I don't see much reason he should be.
Jeff Tedford anyone?
At least if Miles became the Michigan coach, we could taunt opposing teams with "YOUR ASS IS GRASS!"
So, the message we want to send is...
"Our coach will eat your ass"
You got something against ass-eating MICHIGAN MEN?
I know this is probably in other threads. But this is a must watch of an interview with Les last night.
That right there tells you the back channel was already happening - agree the interview is probably for closing the deal.
Wow, that's telling. LM is a Michigan Man at heart.
That is the first time I've watched it and it sure did look like he was uncomfortable.
Any player of his watching that could not be sold on whatever he said to them after that.
When Les is hired will we still get a Peanut Butter Jellly time from Brian or will he be too bummed out?
I don't really like Miles because of the oversigning and stuff. If he didn't do that than sure I would love to have him, with a different OC of course.
i said when everybody in the sec does it why would you not do it.
Because it's wrong.
At this point I'm kinda like the guy sitting at the bar, couple more beers that 2 is starting to look like a 10 to me.
If I've learned one thing from this fiasco, it's to not believe anything until you hear it directly from the source. Hopefully DB's press conference announcing the new coach is soon, because I need to start sleeping again.
And I need to start working again. Seriously, I check this blog and twitter 50 times a day.
is it hasn't happened already. What is Brandon doing? He should be interviewing about 3 guys a day.
If he hasn't talked to Miles yet that means he isn't close to a decision. Which is really bad news for our recruiting class.
The "interview" is actually the last step of the the process, it means the backchannel talks have gotten somewhere.
Its really becoming a joke. No one is going to be happy with anyone that DB hires. So just accept his decision and move on.
I hope that is not the case. I hope we can finally unite behind our coach and our team.
Nobody would be mentioning Gruden were he not currently an entertaining sportscaster. Please.
In fairness, I think it has to do with him winning the Super Bowl. But there's no plausible reason to believe he wants this job.
Why do people think we are going to make a "statement" if we hire Miles? There is a reason that a lot of LSU fans are happy that he might leave. People know that the only reason he is leaving LSU for UM is because he went here. So I don't think it's some huge "statement" by hiring him.
PLEASE NO LES MILES! PLEASE!
"There is a reason that a lot of LSU fans are happy that he might leave."
Um. Maybe because every team has fans that want a new coach? There were a lot of people calling for Urban Meyer's head before he retired, that doesn't really prove anything.
I'd say that there is a reason his AD came out and said that he will do everything in his power to keep Miles, and that is because he wins games.
Many there do not like him for some of the same reasons that have already been listed on this blog. He was the laughing stock of college football earlier this season including much bashing from people on this very board. Yet now we are to believe he is the answer for Michigan? No, thanks. LSU can keep him.
but the interest in him is probably and indication of our desperation at this point.
He was the laughing stock of college football earlier this season
Is anyone laughing now? Once again, a Miles-coached team won 11 games and is going to finish in the top 10.
It just that you and others are able to look past his complete lack of integrity for a few wins. Do leaders do things just because everyone else does something or do they forge their own path? The constant defense I see for Miles screwing over his recruits is "well everyone in the SEC does it". That is just pathetic. But hey he was 11-2 right? That is all that matters for an upstanding school like Michigan?
and you know what, we'll end up getting a michigan man who doesnt rub anybody the wrong way who is exactly what you want..... and doesnt win more than 8 games a year and you'll start complaining about not enough wins. shut the fuck up
But I'm officially done bashing any potential candidate. I hated all the crap Rodriguez got, and I'm not shoveling any more.
or the way he left OK state to go to LSU. However he does have a pedigree for success in the SEC. LM could turn it around the quickest,
this is why twitter is hilarious...check the stream of consciousness from this guy's twitter feed...
ZOMG! Gruden and Brandon in a limo together!
And they were with Gary Moeller's wife.
Also heard the JG is in town...
i think its pretty obvious that les miles is probably going to come here... that video that is linked shows that he was not committed at all to LSU... i think he will be introduced soon... the announcement will be made before the OSU game so he can pull a tressel and announce an upset victory over OSU in ann arbor next year...
Im not sure how to feel about it just yet... as long as he doesnt oversign players I think i would be pretty happy with the hire
In fairness to Brandon in this ESPN article, link below, it says Michigan started contacting LSU before the cotton bowl. So Brandon is def keeping this all quiet.
DB has boxed himself into a corner. Now, with the clock ticking and recruits fleeing and panic rising, he knows he needs a name hire or bust.
I don't care if fans like you are panicking. I'm sure Brandon isn't panicking (or feels he has boxed himself into a corner), given that only three days have passed since he fired Rodriguez. The level of impatience expressed on this site is mind-boggling.
The impatience is mostly due to recruiting. If we don't get a coach fast, recruiting will be a disaster. And we can't afford a bad recruiting class.
Also, most teams make a cc in December. DB has chosen to wait until late in the game. He gambled on JH and lost. Now recruits are fleeing and the margin for error is narrow. That's why he's in a corner. Plus, he clearly was somewhat unprepared. For a guy who claims to keep his own counsel, and who purports to be fully plugged in, he hasn't explained why he suddenly pulled an about-face and hired a search-firm. Hence, anxiety and impatience.
Hey, feel free to panic. I think it's foolish, but I think it's also foolish to have concluded three days after Rodriguez's firing that Brandon has backed himself into a corner and "was somewhat unprepared."
Also, there was no about-face. Brandon said at the press conference that he wasn't going to form a search committee. Forming a search committee is not the same thing as hiring an outside search firm. Bill Martin formed a search committee three years ago. A search committee is a group of people (such as former players) that an AD pulls together to help identify coaching candidates and provide advice on who to interview and perhaps who to hire. Brandon is not doing this. He is doing what any CEO does when searching for a top-level executive: hiring an outside search firm, not to help him identify candidates, but to do a lot of the leg work that is involved in these searches, such as making initial contact with candidates or their agents to gauge interest, vetting the candidates, and providing advice on contract negotiations.
If you're concerned about how long it's going to take Brandon to hire a coach, you should be happy he's hired a search firm. Doing so will speed up this process. It would have been bad news if he had formed a search committee, because that would have slowed the process down.
just played by the sec's rules.He knows that want work in Ann Arbor!!!
Urban Meyer doesn't fall all over himself when the clock gets inside a minute left in a game!
Time, after time, after time!
And I've no doubt that Urban is just sitting there by the phone, hoping for a call from Michigan.
Now I know more, mostly from this blog. I think Les has some issues, but they all do. Even "the Savior" Jim Harbough was imperfect (messy transition in style, NFL aspirations). So Les is 57. If we get 5-7 good yrs and he builds a promotable staff, this could be an excellent move from an offensive scheme transition, player transfer, recruiting buzz, and alumni galvanization standpoint. Go Blue.
Nice to hear someone with a level-headed perspective. You're exactly right--there's never a perfect candidate in any job search.
Back from my nap & drunkness from earlier.... See that some slight progress has been made in the MIles interview process........
on the sidelines in AA.
miles has averaged 10 wins a year in the SEC West... better than hoke's resume at least... still bitter about harbaugh
with Miles. My only concern is age. Who will he groom to take over when hes done but I guess we can cross that bridge when we get to it. A younger coach who is less proven or an older proven guy who can build now and leave it in good condition...I'll take him.
I really like Harbaugh, but I don't think now is the time for him to make a hero's return to Michigan. But in five to seven years, with NFL HC experience behind him, the time may be right for Harbaugh to return to his alma mater.
As for Miles, at least he went outside of the IMCT for many of his ideas. His offense is wide-open enough that he may even get Denard to stay. His age doesn't matter. The internet/information explosion seems to have changed the marketplace. I don't see many coaches staying for ten years at any school in the future.
The employment market is now too fluid for any coach to spend his entire career in one place. A good coach will have more offers every season than a hot girl during prom week. Whoever pays the most will get the most. And, of course, demand the most.
Miles now, Harbaugh later and a combo of Brady and Hart after that.
Dantonio is old, has a heart condition, and has never won a bowl game at ytMSU. There are better coaches out there for LSU to poach.
"Go to bread."
Say what you will about Miles's character. If he comes to Michigan, we'll suddenly be glad we have a lot of recruiting spots still open. They will fill up fast.
I don't think we'll need Broekhuizen or Gibbons after the new kicker arrives.
DB: Les, why should Michigan hire you? You're probably too old, you've got a shitpot full of issues with the NCAA, you breed controversy, heads will asplode, kittens will be sacrificed.
LM: I won a National Championship and I know how to beat Nick Saban. Say - don't you guys play him in 2012.
DB: When can you start?
Too poor, always reading never posting so my mgobling won't go very far. But love the thought - someone who can beat Saban AND the vest. Me likey.
Les Miles = oversigning and negative recruiting. Please track down the Outside the Lines episode on oversigning if you're not convinced . If he's a better fit at Michigan than Rich Rodriguez, I...don't even know how to comprehend that.
Better three years late than never. Come on back Les!
I hope you're right!
Calvin McGee OC
Vic Fangio(Stanf) DC
Jason Hanson Kicking coach
2012 NCAA Champions
If the man with the best avatar on here and my lead dog on the hire Harbaugh campaign is endorsing it, count me in.
Good to see you back with some zip after that brief post-Harbaugh hangover.
Can we fit Fred Jackson in there too, please?
gets to play Saban in 2012 anyway.
JH will be done with his NFL tour and come home and will have Tom Brady as his QB coach, grooming him for OC, then HC. PERFECT
That's what i was thinking - solid "plan"!
does that mean Mike Hart becomes the RB coach?
If DB is interviewing Miles, and both sides are acknowledging it, Miles will will be our coach. The "formal interview" is the last step in the process.
I'd take 80% of the overall speed and size he had running around on that field last night. It isn't going out on a limb to say that he'll bring us over that and not break a sweat trying. We can beat anyone in the land any day just on talent alone if he can. One thing that gets overlooked but you hear his players say time and again is that he is a superb motivator and communicator. No one every claimed he is the modern Tom Landry of X's and O's but I get the feeling he knows what he needs, he gets it, preps it, turns it loose, and that wins him lots of games.
Dantonio turns 55 in two months. Les just turned 57. Tressell is 58. If he gives us five years and stocks us with some players like we saw last night, I'd be thrilled.
Plus as someone said yesterday: the man is luckier than a shithouse rat.
If he's hired, Brian will surely incorporate this picture in the write up.
Bo looked like he had an awesome 'stache going, but then I realized it was just a shadow. I almost MGoJizzed myself thinking that Bo may have had the first Mustache for Michigan!
Two great Ohio boys who struck it rich in Ann Arbor.
I need hair like that.
on the age thing bro. I hadnt thought of that. I like the way you think. I'm actually getting a little excited...should I???
This is not an original thought, but it bears repeating:
- eat grass and win with talent = eccentric
- eat grass and lose with less talent = weirdo
Bottom line, winning covers up for a lot of ills. I don't want oversigning, crushing dreams of 18 year olds. So he's gonna need to be managed.
Country Roads... take me home , to the place, Miles loves , Ann Arbor... bring Les home, country roads.......
We don't have to sing that shit, or Hold the Rope anymore.
the wins look nice, but consider that NC was with saban's players. that before the second half of this season, the fire les contingent at LSU had been very loud since about the year after he won the championship. that many people think lsu wins despite his coaching, not because of it.
his on the field stuff is questionable, but off the field is not: he's got more than one closet full of skeletons. dicking over 18 year olds is wrong. bringing those sanctions on LSU should make his hiring a non starter alone. the negative recruiting against carr means we're unlikely to have a united program... i could have sworn that was an issue at one point... and then theres that rumor about les and moeller's wife.
if les is the hire, fine. ceratinly not my first choice but i'd support the program still and hope for the best. i just would prefer not to have to hold my nose while cheering on the team.
I bet there's more than one side to the oversigning hullabaloo. Plus he can't do that at Michigan given the signing limits from the Big Ten.
crap, MGo thinks I'm a spammer. Oh well, my shortened message is that guys at Tiger Droppings are reporting that Joe Shad said on the radio that Les to MI is nearly a done deal.
Their board provides much needed comic relief. Man, our HC search could put a lot of things in motion (unless its Hoke, in which case ..."yawn")
The people on that board are stupid and truly believe Louisiana and LSU is God's gift to the the world.
Don't people know that after God rested on the 7th day that he looked around and said "Not good enough" then on the 8th day created Michigan Football? LEARN THINGS!
any of the rumors until I see a press conference with the new guy.
Out of curiosity, what is the general feeling about Mullen? Specifically, I'm looking at you M-Wolverine, PurpleStuff, and Erik. This is as good a thread as any.
He's a very good young coach, but I just don't see Brandon refusing to give Rodriguez a chance with Denard as a junior only to turn around and hire a guy with way less resume who also isn't bringing his DC with him (assuming Diaz to Texas is a done deal).
Brandon's handling of this whole situation only makes sense to me if he hits a home run with the hire and everybody in the country is talking about Michigan (in a good way) the next day. Still hoping he can get that done.
Anyone have information on some kind of law requiring Michigan to wait one week after posting an opening, before filling the HC position?
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