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Michigan to meet with Miles Tuesday

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It was reported over the weekend that Michigan had expressed an interest in speaking to Les Miles and that the LSU head coach would be willing to listen if his alma mater called.

It now appears said interest is about to become very concrete.

First reported by Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, and later confirmed by the Detroit Free Press, Miles and Michigan officials — presumably athletic director David Brandonwill meet Tuesday to discuss the Wolverines vacancy.  The meeting is likely to take place in Dallas, where Miles will be attending the American Football Coaches Association convention.

A source with knowledge of Miles’ thinking told CFT that a decision, one way or the other, should be made “well before the end of the week.”  The source insists that Miles is not leaning one way or the other at this time, and simply wants to hear what his former teammate Brandon has to say.  That said, it’s highly unlikely Miles would engage in dialogue with another school and risk alienating his current one if he weren’t seriously considering a potential move.

Miles, an Ohio native, played at Michigan in the mid-seventies and coached under Bo Schembechler from 1987-1994.  When the Michigan job came open in 2007, Miles was rumored to be the front-runner to replace Lloyd Carr.  Instead, the job ultimately went to Rich Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was fired last week after three miserable seasons in Ann Arbor.

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6 Responses to “Michigan to meet with Miles Tuesday”
  1. riversisanasshat says: Jan 10, 2011 12:51 PM


  2. secdominance says: Jan 10, 2011 1:05 PM

    they’ll be calling for Miles to be fired in year 3 if he doesn’t when the B1G TEN/12

  3. turbodog1027 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:41 PM

    As an LSU fan I wish Les all the best in his new job(hopefully)

  4. LSUSaint76 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:59 PM

    Whatever Miles decides to do I hope he decides it quick. LSU needs to find a solid bright coach, particularly on the offensive side of the football would be my choice, who has some imagination on offense and likes to score. I do wish him the best if he leaves, and I mean that seriously, I’m just not going to miss him.

    My biggest concern is that this will be the our new Athletic Director’s first coaching hire (b/c if I remember correctly, Skip helped him with Trent Johnson in basketball if I remember right.

  5. ernieernie says: Jan 10, 2011 3:26 PM

    According to Mr Vaugness (Miles) someone is meeting with him maybe via long distance at a undisclosed location to talk to him about what, he has no clue?

    I don’t trust this guy any farther than I can toss a VW. He is absolutely playing LSU for more money and they haven’t bitten yet.
    Even his wife said she doesn’t want to leave for Michigan and he doesn’t listen to her?

    He absolutely would not say directly he was having an interview with Michigan.

    Hopefully he does stay at LSU, they deserve him.

    If tonight we all here the he has agreed to another long term contract and the interview is cancelled I would not be shocked.

  6. cometkazie says: Jan 10, 2011 6:35 PM

    He is a winner. I hope he stays, but it’s only a game.

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