to play football, not to play trumpet
5 million a year for 5 years... if this is true Les got paid!
I wanted Chucky but, like I said, I'll support however our coach is 100%
where that's the full staff payment and he's getting over 4
The whole TD forum is berating him for not posting a source ... and now we're going to too.
To false rumors!
You want it.
Will wait until it's actually confirmed but if true, thank God it's over. Miles wasn't my first or second or third choice (etc.) but he puts up wins and recruits like mad. Just want this to be over at this point.
That should have made him one of our first choices. I know he's a loon and he can't clock manage, but I look forward to yelling about how 10 win seasons are UNACCEPTABLE!
UNACCEPTABLE RABBLE RABBLE
How crazy is it to think we used to think 8-9 wins wasn't getting it done? When you think this, you know you're a spoiled fanbase.
If it's Miles, we need a grad assistant whose only job is clock management.
I need to go back to being a productive member of society. I so hope thisi is finally it.
But the closer this comes to being a reality, the more I want it to happen and the more I think about those. 60+ wins in 6 years, and the less I'm bothered about the oversigning yaddayadda. I feel dirty, but I don't care...
I think most will miss your sarcasm, But I did enjoy it +http 403 to you sir!
why don't you make it slappy?
You want to play the role of Fox News last week?
To be fair, it wasn't "Fox News", but rather the news at a local Fox station. They are kind of two different things...
They both suck
Thank you for sharing your opinion...
True, but they pool resources (I have worked at two FOX affiliates in the newsroom). In fact, FOX, the corporation, actually owns the Detroit affiliate (which is not always the case; most local affiliates are owned by a different entity than the network).
Thank you for providing some actual information!
Go DUCKS ....!
Please be true!
I've never seen anything else quite like it.
it really is.........a wonder.....isn't it?
that was mad funny..seen your comment, and had to double take...cant stop laughing
you must have stayed at a holiday inn express last night
dude I just threw up in my mouth a little over that pic
When the webline posted has the word "rant" in it the accuracy of information it contains is questionable at best
cletus down at the bait shop sez "he's gawn!"
[i'll wait for a real source]
Why wait for confirmation when we can simply proceed as its a done deal liike aaamichfan states above? Its much more fun to assume. It feels like we're rolling the dice with our emotions and if it turns out to be true we'll feel even more exhilarated about it. Of course, on the flip side, if its untrue, well, that would suck. Anyone up for some gambling with our emotions?
But I'm already doing this about Jon Gruden. Too late to switch now.
Keep hope alive!
haha Im with you. I want Gruden but I'll be content with Miles. Dude is a winner, and a great recruiter. Sure, he does some strange things, but if hired, Im sure he will give us mgobloggers plenty of things to write about. Hopefully good things.
I'm going to eat grass in honor of the occasion. And eating grass makes me vomit.
I'm gonna smoke grass in honor of the occasion.
Looking forward to many years of grass jokes!
we gotz field turf....that might throw him off his game!
All the grass here in Michigan is frozen so dude will have to mao some snow.
Then there is at least one thing you and my cat have in common.
Let's hope it's true and Les can make some magic happen with some of these recruits after the dead period.
after the dead period riiiiggghhhttt "after". Kidding I hope it's true if for no other reason than we can put a face back on the sideline.
I can't help but feel "meh" about Leslie. Not nearly as excited as I was 3 years ago, but seeing how that turned out, with LM we'll probably be playing for the MNC within 3 years.
you're right he only just obliterated a team in the cotton bowl.... nothin really to be excited about.
Yeah, previous record was exactly why I was pumped about RR. Except RR wasn't almost 60, didn't have a reputation of questionable play calling, clock management, and recruiting.
All I'm saying is, I don't know what to think. And I don't think its at all unreasonable to have some misgivings about LM despite all the plusses. I'm not too pissed, but not too excited either. Just, "meh".
Except RR wasn't almost 60, didn't have a reputation of questionable play calling, clock management, and recruiting.
RR was younger, but the others certainly applied. WVU fans were appalled at his game management in that Pitt disaster. And there was a lot of fear on Michigan boards that he'd recruit a bunch of Pacman Joneses.
But in regard to past history, averaging 10 wins a year in the SEC > averaging 10 a year in the Big East.
and while his defenses at LSU have been good, the offense there sucks, particularly this year (92nd). Let's hope he brings with him some better ideas on offense. Though RRod is gone, I still think some concepts of the spread should be retained with the new coach.
Then how is it that LSU has a shitty offense but runs wild in a BCS bowl and beats the Bama D but we have a great offense that does nothing against OSU and Miss State?
...in the bowl as he did all year. In the regular season, he had 4 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, but 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in the bowl
In other words, I have no idea.
i'll take 'meh' and relative continuity on offense over hoke
From John U. Bacon:
UM football rumor test: 1-Is your infallible source certain he knows who the next coach will be? 2-Is that source Dave Brandon? If no -> no
HTTP 403 error to you, sir. John U Bacon speaks the truth.
Are you suggesting that Brandon wouldn't post on an LSU message board?
I've gotten the impression that's all he did. At least when he wasn't busy posting on RCMB.
Herbstreit was RIGHT. Three years early... but right nonetheless.
we get Tenuta as DC.
That is one hell of a prediction by Herbstreit. Do you think he feels vindicated if it is so?
the last 3 years are feeling more and more like a wandering trek through Bolivia.
bolivia is quite shitty that time of decade
I heard Herbie could also predict what the score of any football game was before it even began!
EDIT: zero to zero
Ryan Ermanni would scoff at this. He was only off by 12 hours!!
I hate KH, and all of his pretending to be "Mr. College Football". He is still bitter that MO's teams beat the snot out of him when he was quarterback. Then he plays this "nice guy" on television and becomes Mr. Primetime college football. Then he goes back to his southern Ohio hole and his true colors come out...
Please, please can we just beat OSU again soon???
This is complete bullshit. Anybody remember BKFinest? People make assumptions pretending to be in the know and when proven wrong, blame their source, as if there ever was one.
I don't like the guy. I don't like his ethics. But his success will mean Michigan's success so I will pull for him.Now let's go save this class and roster.
... Would you name your blog tiger droppings?
...Would your avatar still be GERG?
... he's picking his nose
I didn't even realize that. I wasn't really giving you a hard time: just some good-natured ribbing. To make it up to you, I've sent you a stuffed beaver. It should arrive in about 3-5 business days.
It's on tigerdroppings it MUST be true!!!!!
A random poster on TD is hearing Miles to Michigan
Here comes "The Mad Hatter"......sweet bastard that is good news.
Ahh, yes, the old "I'm not the Daddy" dance. A classic.
.....I wonder if the whole to-do over his buyout means he has to assemble a staff from scratch if he goes.....
If the deal was really that he had to agree to not take any assistants to waive the buyout, I hope DB said he'd pay for the buyout if LM thought he had assistants he'd like in AA. A good assistant (or certainly multiple assistants) is worth a one time $1.25 million buyout.
This thread is gonna blooooow up...then fizzle out like an old man with ED
It's more likely that this board will remain "up" for more than 4 hours, and will have to seek immediate medical attention.
Its already happening, the screen is turning blue! Oh God...
This should help...Carry on!
OK, I want a full recruiting wrap up by someone, soon. Tom, Tim, Magnus, JC3, DGDestroys, WolvinLA2, one of you experts get on this, thanks.
Anyone know of any non-Louisianans LM was recruiting who might not have wanted to go there but would want to come here? Is it too late for Lyons and Frost?
Has Wormley made a decision yet? Ahhh so many questions.
OK, I'll hang up and listen.
to include yourself in your list of experts? Maybe it's just your way of making a mental note...
I was hoping to just slip my name in there so people would just think I was an expert since my name was on that list without realizing I posted it.
Thanks for blowing my cover.
I love how the commenters on that page proceed to rip the OP for not posting a link. Hmmm..... I think I may have seen that somewhere else....
Not excited about Les. Mad Hatter at M? I just don't know.
Come on Les.... first order of the day is to change the hat, that slouch hat sucks when it sit on my head......could be the carhartt has a groove worn in my head.
I'll believe it when he is chewing cud on the sidelines.
til Brian says it's so.
If he is coming I hope that David Brandon has a long talk about our current probationary status and that one screwup would really hurt the program. That said, if Les can keep it clean I think he and we can be very successful.
Hello Les Miles Post!
"Hello (Again) Les Miles"
under the new regime
Michigan offers Miles 5 years 30 million while LSU offered 5 years 25 million. Miles and wife agrees to go to Ann Arbor!
The announcement will probably be leaked around noon tomorrow...
(Source: my imaginary friend Cornelius)
Is it CoRnelius or is it Conelius? Have we figured that out yet?
I hope they annouse this just before kick-off and then discuss it all game long, that would show just how much strong the the big ten fanbase is and whats important in football than these "once-in-a-blue-moon" teams
Just as long as he doesn't bring the Chinese Fire Drill he runs at the end of conference games with him, I'm firmly on board.
I think that's an SEC-only strategy they are forced to use because the level of competion is SOOOO much better than anywhere else.
Do we have a white M hat for him?
If this is indeed the case this should work for coach Miles.
of the white block "M" hat... need to go back to one of these:
Good on Oregon to nix the white on white. Grey pants are much better.
Wait; wrong thread...
When can we fire this guy?
Rosenberg is finding a way
Rosenberg has a crush on Miles... We're safe.
Anyone who believes this rumor as fact, is an idiot. Sorry, but it is true.
but I prefer idiocy to believing that Brady Hoke is the best we can do.
25 million for 5 years...That is Jim Harbaugh money. Apparently, the NFL was his dream job.
Something doesn't add up if Miles is coming here for exactly the same contract that Harbaugh got form the 49ers.
We couldn't have given Jim 5.25 to come here?
Maybe I'm just a homer and have a hard time believing that Harbaugh would pick the 49ers over Michigan with the $$$$ being equal.
Why do we have to have these cryptic weird-ass coaching searches? Why can't we have a normal one where there is a no-brainer candidate who would be awesome and we get him right away for a decent contract? Why must we have shitty coaches from Northwestern and Missouri turn us down for interviews and use us to get bigger contracts from their current schools?
Here's hoping it is all over and we can start recruiting again.
As with all Great things in the human realm, which have such power and majesty that their essence diffuses into the Lesser that surrounds them, sometimes their progeny go astray. But when you are the pinnacle of The Universe, even those who stumble fall into greatness.
The rumor was that JH was offered $5.2m/ year to come to Ann Arbor, so he actually went to the 49ers for less money (not sure how it works out with bonuses).
I didn't want RR to go and I certainly didn't want Les Miles, however if these are finally the rumors that turn out to be true and Les Miles is unveiled as our coach tomorrow - I will never question his loyalty to the program. He has a great situation at LSU and could easily compete for multiple BCS/ MNC titles there. If he gives all of this up for the quagmire that is Michigan football, he earns my respect and a fresh start.
But will Miles get the fancy intro music Harbaugh got?
Per FlightAware the Domino's Jet, N220DF, a Falcon 200 is scheduled to leave Baton Rouge at 8:10 cst (9:10 est) and fly to Willow Run arriving at 11:03.
One of the planes in BR is headed out...
There is no better source for accurate info than another overly obsessed and crazed fan bases blog. Especially in this case since DB is the actual poster. He's been on tiger droppings posting anonymously for years.
I thought I recognized his font...
Its weird that Les would agree to come to michigan when Harbaugh is already the coach. Unless... are you saying that internet message boards are not reliable sources and should not be taken as a serious source of information?
How about that crazy bastard from Texas Tech as the OC?
... it might be one of Les Miles coordinators at LSU instead, who he hand picked and grooomed to take over at Michigan?
I had to go into that other place for a while and kiss wife, feed kids, change diapers and now I'm back at home with my F5 key. Bliss!
I guess it could be worse for all parties involved. Can't help feeling we just bought defective merchandise though
Hopefully it doesn't also mean that Denard is transferring.
I think he can keep Denard in Ann Arbor!
I pray its true.
folks on that site dont sound too happy about him leaving
Watching the auburn/oregon game, Musberger said "ann arbor" but I didn't hear the rest and then a few minutes later he was saying that Miles would take the job if offered. He seemed to be quoting someone but I didn't hear everything he said. If it works out like the firing did, one of my 8th grade students will break the news to me before it's official anywhere.
Get one of your students on the phone now and ask them what is going on.. They surely know...
can he play defense?
If he brings Chavis, we'll be ok
Good lord, thank you if this is really happening. I'm totally fine with Les. He's got a proven record at a legit school in a legit conference. He has to make us somewhat better. I wonder how Brian will feel about this?
"THE POWER OF PIMP HAND COMPELS YOU...THE POWER OF PIMP HAND COMPELS YOU."
Now how about some free Pizzas.
I'll believe it when I hear it from Dave Brandon.
DB and LM played together under BO. I think this is more "done" than we might think...
You're doing something wrong.
Enter to win a rare chance to attend the introductory press conference
but im starting to be ok with miles. he's a relatively big name who will help recruiting and he apparently knows how to win. he may bomb us into the stone age with sanctions one day but since he's a mitchigan maaaan, the freep will leave him alone allowing him to cut and abandon anyone he chooses without reprocussion
edit: I still want gruden
This is you being sarcastic right ?
I wonder if he will recruit any of the current LSU recruits
Might be too hard to get the Louisiana kids, but ya never know.
Michigan officials left w/out a resolution and w/out Miles. Not yes, not no.
LSU AD says they are still committed to having Les Miles as their coach.
What does this mean?
If this is true...welcome home, coach.
TD Board showing UM posters some love.
FWIW I enjoy the UM fans visiting here
Thank you to anyone who's posting on TD for staying classy.
Hey, long time reader first time poster. i don't understand for the life of me why brian and some other people on this board think miles would be an awful hire. I like everyone else wanted JH but he didn't want us so nothing DB could do about that. HOWEVER with JH off the table, miles is as good of a hire as anyone else we could have gotten. Sure there's other good coach's like patterson peterson mullin ect, BUT after researching miles a little further i think he's the right man for the job, anyone who still thinks miles is a bad coach cus of a few clock management issues should read the the facts listed below.
read this and tell me les miles is not one of the best coach's we could hope to get.
miles record against jim tressel, bob stoops, urban myer, and nick saban, is 10-10 (I'll take a .500 record against those 4 guys any day of the week)
miles is 62-17 overall at LSU over the same time frame myer went 65-15 at FLA, (myer did win one more NC then miles but still pretty close in terms of overall record)
miles is 5-1 in bowl games and has out scored opposing teams 215-87!!!
he's 2-0 in BCS games! and how sweet is it that his NC came in the form of beating THE VEST!!!
plus his other BCS win came against ND! i know ND sucks but stiil cool that both BCS wins came against michigan rivals.
miles overall record as a head coach at LSU and OSU (not that osu) is 90-38 not too shabby a record when your playing in the SEC and the BIG 12.
SO EMBRACE THE CRAZY!!!! AND BRING ON THE HATTER!!!!
WHY ARE YOU YELLING
CUS SOMETIMES YELLING FEELS GOOOOOD
he is when he doesn't have a monopoly on a great football state like Loiusiana. Almost all of his current class is from LA, with a few TX and MS sprinkled in.
Is he a great coach without great players from LA?
you raise a good point, but i think he would recruit just fine at michigan. he's won alot and he's a big name put him at michigan and i think plenty of recruits would flock here.
LSU has a few pro prospects, and while Drake Nevis is from LA
Kelvin Sheppard is from Georgia
Patrick Peterson is from Florida
Joseph Barksdale is from Detroit, Michigan
So not all of their talent is from Louisiana.
EDIT: look at past classes, he recruits Texas and Florida very well.
I need info, Tigerdroppings has been down since roughly 8:30. What is the latest (legitimate) word?
Les wil have a very quick impact at Michigan.
Please Les, if you come please bring Chavis with you, or go get Trgovac. you can leave Crowton though.