This is England is the shit.
Why Les is not more.
Stephen Graham is one of my favorite actors....love This is England.
I also like Meadows as a director. Have you seen, Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee?
I have not, but I will have to check them out on your recommendation.
Definitely do. It is a mockumentary, which I usually am not a big fan of, but this one is good.
I'll take Little Britain!
I just started watching that show on netflix. It is also great.
So you believe just because he is coming here he would clean up his act because we say pretty please don't over sign and get rid of kids via a letter? Sorry if I don't believe that.
And the Big Ten has rules against oversigning and the SEC does not. Get Miles here and start winning some games that matter.
Les may not be more. But Les is more than Hoke...
I don't like it either but the past week has been an eye-opener to a couple things:
A) Starting a coaching search on January 5th is a terrible decision.
B) Our situation is terrible enough that candidates aren't clamoring to be a UM head coach
I'm not a fan of Les Miles being our coach, namely for off-field issues but you can't deny that he gets things done on the field. I'm not terribly concerned about the oversigning because the Big Ten doesn't allow it anyway. It could backfire, but considering the apparent lack of interest from coaching targets, Miles seems to be the best option available
Why does everyone assume there is a lack of interest in the Michigan coaching job? The only person that we can pretty reasonably assume turned us down is Harbaugh, and he took an NFL job for tons of money basicly where he lives.
There isn't anyone else we know of who turned us down. Maybe some have. It is also possible DB had several candidates he wanted to consider and that over the last 5 days he has spoken to several and is in the process of deciding finalizing which one to hire.
I'm trying hard to be patient until Wednesday. After that I'll think about panicing with everyone else.
Fitzgerald, Pelini and Petersen are 3 names who flat out said they weren't interested. Whether we were giving them attention is unknown, but a decade ago, if this job came open, it's safe to assume coaches would be lining up to be interviewed.
Now? We've maybe interviewed 2 candidates. Sounds like a lack of interest to me...
They publicly said they weren't interested in response to press rumors while they are trying to finalize their recruiting class. This is required in order to stop endless press speculation.
This doesn't mean that if DB called them and said he wanted them to coach Michigan that they would still say no.
It is possible that someone at Michigan contacted one or more of these guys and they said they weren't interested, but we don't know that.
I would go for Tony Dungy whi has said Michigan would be very hard to turn down. I am just not a big fan of win at all cost damn the torpedos and screw your players who are already on campus Miles.
who already said he wouldn't take the job? Alright, he sounds like a reliable candidate, you can make the call.
You mean other than being LSU's winning-est coach? OK. Miles' grazing will save the Athletic Department $$$ on lawn care and landscaping.
Damn, your intertubes must be faster than mine own
Because he would keep the grass short around campus
....he isn't sleezy at all with regards to recruiting. If you worked in athletics, you would understand how recruiting works....no disrespect at all....I work in college athletics and at every level, you have kids and their parents upset for whatever reason because something happened to their son/daughter and MORE TIMES than not, it is 100% the kid's fault. The problem is that when the media grabs a hold of it and puts a microphone up to the coach's mouth, the coach has to take the high road and not completely dump on the kid or risk looking like an insensitive prick. Trust me,, this happens all the time and at all levels.
So when he cut a kid who had been on campus for months thru a letter because he got some one else he wanted that was the kids fault?
Hasn't that happened at multiple SEC schools?
doesn't make it any less egregious.
totally agree, but if you can do something like that and gain an advantage that everyone else in the conference is taking advantage of, you're going to be more apt to do it.(not saying I agree it's OK at all, I do think it's pretty messed up) But I also don't think he would even come close to getting away with it up here, especially with us being on probation.
So that makes it ok? Everyone acts like michigan is supposed to be the leaders and best but now everyone seems like we should just sink to this level because everyone else does. Sorry if I see a problem with that.
I'd rather Michigan fans act rationally and not clamor for Tony Dungy to be our next coach....
I know it's just an opinion and no other facts around it, but it is just a different take on the recruiting situation... http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/messagetopic.asp?p=23804053
I think everyone needs to check this out. Its on Rivals site and its a question by a Michigan fan talking about this situation.
This is a LSU fans answer about the QB who got cut.
Chris Garrett wasn't competing hard enough for the starting qb position much less pushing the qb's ahead of him. At some point last season, coach Miles realized that Jefferson and Lee may not be the answer to LSU offensive woes so he approached Garrett about the possibility of him being a starter. He wanted Garrett to take more snaps during Spring practice and to apply himself more in the weight room. However, Garrett said that he was not ready to take on the responsibility of being a starter.
Les then released him of his scholarship. He yanked the scholarship because Garrett did not have the desire nor the fire to compete.
If you want to see all responses, its the one titled "Question for LSU fans"
EDIT: before anyone replies. I am not saying that this is the real truth, just something to consider.
Assuming everything you posted is true, I still do not see any acceptable reason to yank a scholarship.
You can't seriously tell me that college athletes are regularly promised full scholarships only to have that promise broken with no reason given after they are already moved in on campus.
I know he wins a lot, recruits well among other stuff but its hard for me to say I want him to come here. I just can't say I would fully support him as a Michigan coach knowing he does what he does.
He's not going to get away with the over-recruiting at UM(which has been stated before) and he can clearly recruit
Sorry I thought we just fired a coach who got crucified in the press for over practice. Now the at large favorite is a guy who just got hammered on espn for messing over kids he already had on campus. I don't see this going well.
Well if anything...the most important part to Les Miles is whether or not he is willing to continue our new found tradition of every 3rd kid having dreads. if he can do that then he is more than worth it.
When you suddenly burst into flames, you will know why it happened.
Your Les Miles jokes on all of these threads makes me happy. Keep it up.
These are not jokes. Also, Les Miles will not be leaving LSU.
Next year he will be the head coach of both LSU and Michigan. He regularly beds two women simultaneously and has convinced Brandon that coaching two football teams will go just as well.
can't we have JH coach two teams or is he not as good a multi-tasker? Doesn't he have like 12 wives or something?
Let's just hope he's not dumb enough to recruit the same players to each school lol
Well played, sir.
Les is only a demi-god, and my army of fig eating neanderthals will eventually defeat him.
Mostly due to the hypocrisy shown by the users here...I'm willing to bet some of you (no, not all of you) verbally pinned Rodriguez to a tree due to the violations here (which weren't his fault) and the "investigation" at WVU (which still hasn't found a damn thing).
Now those same people are perfectly okay with bringing in a coach who very clearly oversigns and cuts kids even if they are already moved in, then refuses to talk to them and lies about them to the media. I don't care if he "could get away with it" here at Michigan; the fact that he does it at all and finds it acceptable throws up red flags for me.
...I'm slowly leaning towards taking him over Hoke, though.
As this site explicitly reported, the compliance issues started in 2007. Without the complete failure of those responsible to file CARA forms, it's likely the violations never would have been publicly reported. Blame Rich Rod all you want, but all he did was trust people getting paid to do their damn jobs to do at least a shred of their damn jobs. That much he is guilty of.
And no, this doesn't render my signature obsolete. An "excuse" implies a modicum of guilt.
Agreed, his ness is pretty sleazy.
#gruden to #michigan has legs sources have confirmed #lesmiles still #frontrunner will come if $ is there #dickjauron dark horse
EDIT: Upon further research, this appears to be an impostor twitter account.
The correct twitter is @chengelis.
The authentic Angelique Chengelis can be found here.
The Dick Jauron part should have been the giveaway. And the excessive hashtagging.
veryone acts like Les is in some league by himself with regards to tweaking the rules. Good thing that kind of stuff only happens in the SEC and not the big 10....
"Since 2000, Ohio State has reported to the NCAA more than 375 violations -- the most of any of the 69 Football"
our damn soapboxes and recognize that Les wins games. Period.