D-day Mid Morning Open Thread

Submitted by cjm on January 11th, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Since we are closing in on 250 how about a new one to help with F5 day?



January 11th, 2011 at 10:39 AM ^

...until Corso put on that duck mask. Then I just wanted to stadium to implode. If Miles is introduced as our next coach, maybe we can make a Les Miles mask for Game Day picks.


January 11th, 2011 at 10:43 AM ^

I want Gus Malzahn!!! If Miles is announced today I will feel a huge let down. It took Brandon a week to interview one guy who was deemed a backup plan 3 years ago? Wow, thanks for the effort Brandon. You could have waited another day or two and interviewed Malzahn and then fallen back on Miles. I dunno, I feel like Michigan cheated with this potential hire. No creativity, no sense of excitement.

Not to mention the blatant lies Miles told to the LSU players and Admin if he takes the Michigan job. That will make us look great. Good thing everybody already hates us.


January 11th, 2011 at 10:59 AM ^

People keep saying that he told his players he'd be back, but other than three athletes who were paraphrasing his post Cotton Bowl statements and providing their own hypothesis as to what he'd do, there is not a single credible source from inside that meeting. Like I said before, Les probably told his players the same thing he's been telling everyone else:
<br>"I love it here, why would I go anywhere else?"
<br>This is what is called a non-denial denial. It can be interpreted as, "He's staying" or "I love it here, why would I go anywhere else. Oh yeah, because of cash doll-hairs and it's Michigan". You either read it one of two ways and it's probably based on which school's colors you wear on Saturdays. People need to stop saying that he promised his players to be back, because it just gives the uninformed haters more stones to throw at the guy who is probably going to be our next coach.


January 11th, 2011 at 12:27 PM ^

Sources? You want sources? This whole coaching search is heresay. Until they start allowing reporters with note pads and tape recorders into private team meetings, I'm afraid I won't be able to give you actual quotes.

Given the LSU player comments, it sounds like they have been assured by Miles that br will be their coach next year. We can debate what he actually said, but regardless it seems like the players would feel deceived if Miles comes to Michigan.

The point is, can't we find anybody else?


January 11th, 2011 at 10:50 AM ^

Here's a link to a report on that with audio of what was said: Jeff: Source says Miles wants to stay - with assurances

A source close to the LSU program and a friend of Miles has told me the mad hatter is not looking to leave Baton Rouge. But he would like to see a commitment from the administration that he's not going to be fired after an eight win season.

LSU did not roll over his contract or extend his deal after LSU won eight and nine games after the 2008 and 2009 seasons. In fact after the 2009 season, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva called the 2009 campaign a "nice season," but wanted more from the program.

Miles would be the first to admit LSU should play for championships every year, but if the Tigers come up short of that goal, he would like to see the administration stand behind him, instead of giving him a luke warm grade.


I'm not sure what Miles will do after he meets with Michigan. I put the chances of Les returning at 70%. But if he does go, fans might wish for him to return if LSU has a nice season with only eight victories in 2011.


January 11th, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

Our AD and fans always stand behind our coaches 100....wait.....80,  no...uhm......50....really...okay then 30%, so no worries there.

Plus, we will give you plenty of......okay then....a good amount of.......uh......some time to do what you have to do.

Part in for Michigan!


January 11th, 2011 at 10:39 AM ^

<br>Guy at my work a few minutes ago.
<br>"Miles isn't a lock. I also heard Brandon is interviewing the head coach from Louisiana State."


January 11th, 2011 at 10:46 AM ^

That's as interesting as Pitt interviewing that assistant coach from Pennsylvania State.  I'm not sure why Penn State fans made such a fuss about it, I guess they must have wanted to hire him too.

Does anyone know what city Ucla is in?


January 11th, 2011 at 10:40 AM ^

He could easily eat 100 hot dogs in under 12 minutes.  However, his momma always told him, "A gentleman takes his time."  That is the only reason you've ever heard of that little Japanese fellow.

It is also why Coach Miles's love-making sessions are known to go on for days, sometimes weeks at a time.

Fuzzy Dunlop

January 11th, 2011 at 10:41 AM ^

A request:  As it looks more and more likely that Les Miles will be our next coach, I'd like the members of this board to make a concerted effort to make more jokes about grass-eating.  I really haven't seen many of these jokes on the board over the past few days, which is a shame because they are such comedy gold.  For those who have been making those jokes, let me assure you that they are HILARIOUS, and entirely original.  You should be proud!  If only others would follow your leads -- unfortunately, finding a "Les Miles eats grass" on these boards recently has been like hunting for a unicorn.

So please, please, make a concerted effort to mine this unique and exciting source of comedy.  You will be doing us all a tremendous favor.  Godspeed.