Schad: Miles to interview with Michigan

Submitted by shorts on January 8th, 2011 at 9:16 PM

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.



January 8th, 2011 at 10:02 PM ^

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.


January 8th, 2011 at 10:07 PM ^

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?


January 8th, 2011 at 10:10 PM ^

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.

Eye of the Tiger

January 9th, 2011 at 12:38 AM ^

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?

Dave Wannstadt?

Bill Callahan?

Charlie Weis?

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.  


January 8th, 2011 at 10:06 PM ^

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).


January 8th, 2011 at 9:52 PM ^

I'm in no way sold on this whole Gruden thing.  For one, he has trouble sustaining success, and I'm very wary of NFL coaches coming down to the college game, i.e. Wannstedt.  Saban, Spurrier, et al. don't count because they were natural college coaches who failed at moving up.  Hiring Gruden would seem similar to the Saints hiring Ditka, in my opinion. The guy's biggest success is pretty far behind him, and he's too much of an NFL guy, IMO.