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Les Miles on QB son: ‘I would love to see him at Michigan’

Les Miles, Manny Miles AP

The Mad Hatter may have made his mark on the national at scene at first Oklahoma State and then LSU, but his collegiate career began as a player at Michigan.  And, if the Tigers head coach had his druthers, it would appear he’d like for his son to become a “Michigan Man” as well.

Manny Miles, son of LSU head coach Les Miles, attends Baton Rouge (La.) University High School and is a quarterback prospect in the Class of 2015.  Beginning Thursday, the younger Miles is in his dad’s old stomping grounds of Michigan to participate in the “Sound Mind Sound Body” football camp with other potential recruits.

Being in the state that saw him both play and coach for the Wolverines, the elder Miles was of course asked by the local media about whether he would want his son to follow in his Big Blue footsteps.  Not so surprisingly, given Miles’ affinity for — and flirtations with — his alma mater, he answered very much in the affirmative.

I would love to see him at Michigan,” Miles said according to the Detroit News. “The first place that I took him to tour was Michigan, and he fell in love with the place. He said, ‘Dad, I know why you went here.'”

While Miles would love to see his son head down the same path in the same place he did, it doesn’t mean he’s not still thinking of his current football program. In fact, the dad happens to think his son will be a very good player at the collegiate level and has been utilizing the “home-field” advantage on the recruiting trail.

Unfortunately for the coach/dad, it appears to be an effort that will ultimately be in vain.

“I said to him, ‘Under what circumstance could you come to LSU?'” Miles told the paper. “He says, ‘None.’

“He said, ‘Dad, you’re the head coach. I don’t know see that path.’ Right now, I’m recruiting him. The good news is, I can work on him pretty good.”

A promising quarterback who appears to have a good, sensible head on his shoulders?  Yeah, someone’s going to get themselves a quality player and person.

It just doesn’t appear, though, that dear ol’ dad will be a part of “themselves.”

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16 Responses to “Les Miles on QB son: ‘I would love to see him at Michigan’”
  1. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 12, 2014 8:19 PM

    I would love to see Miles compete against Michigan for recruits with an article like this, ouch.

    Btw, he wanted, and was turned down for, the Michigan job after RichRod was let go.

  2. manik56 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:04 PM

    There are times when Les Miles speaks that I think it is really Bo speaking. One can easily tell how mich Miles was influemced by Bo. As an Ohio State fan, it amazes me that Michigan failed to hire the most obvious candidate twice.

  3. stoicpaisano says: Jun 12, 2014 9:16 PM

    The kid hasn’t grown much from that photo. 5-11, 175? Not UM (or LSU) material unless he goes as a preferred walk-on.

    That said, he’s a heck of a pitcher. Undersized but wouldn’t be out of place at a second-tier Southern baseball program or most of the Northern schools.

    If he has a personality like his Pops I’m sure he’s a awesome teammate, though.

  4. spreadthecheese says: Jun 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    Does his son have the “chest” to lead a program?

  5. ningenito78 says: Jun 13, 2014 12:21 AM

    It sounds like his son mistakenly went to a hipster music festival instead of a football camp.

  6. mitchem85 says: Jun 13, 2014 12:32 AM

    “I don’t know see that path”


  7. marooncat79 says: Jun 13, 2014 8:47 AM

    Manny is telling his dad that he does not have the chesticulars to be in play for his services

  8. tapasia says: Jun 13, 2014 10:01 AM

    The kid in the picture is a bit dwarfish to play D1

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 13, 2014 10:12 AM

    Sounds like there are just tons of recruiting violations imminent there.

    Someone start counting his texts to this prospect!

  10. cfballfan1 says: Jun 13, 2014 11:00 AM

    “…I would love to see him at Michigan…”

    So you can watch him get smacked on the mouth by the Spartan Dawgs D every season?

  11. floridacock says: Jun 13, 2014 12:12 PM

    Don’t blame the kid for not wanting to play for his father. Biggest surprise is Les wants him to play QB for LSU! Too complicated and too many issues to deal with.

  12. bonerchamp says: Jun 13, 2014 1:16 PM

    If he pays his son to come play is that a violation?

  13. stoicpaisano says: Jun 13, 2014 4:07 PM

    LSU just got a commit from QB Justin McMillan earlier this week and will probably land his WR, 5* Demarkus Lodge later this month.

    They also have early enrollee Brandon Harris, who camped with the sons of both Miles and Cam Cameron last year at the Ohio State/Nike camp.

    Michigan also has their 2014 & 2015 QB commits with Wilton Speight and Alex Malzone, who has been the best rising senior QB at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp Miles is attending this weekend.

  14. rocket1988 says: Jun 13, 2014 7:31 PM

    Ask Gary Moeller why Les didn’t get the Mich job.

  15. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 13, 2014 10:35 PM

    @rocket, yeah, I heard he mowed down Moeller’s wife.

    Not exactly gonna make you popular in AA.

    Also heard Switzer was one of the worst doing stuff like that, too.

  16. Straight Cash Homie says: Jun 14, 2014 11:32 AM

    I dont see why any pocket qb would want to go to LSU. Les has showed he prefers scramble qb’s even though pocket qb’s are the ones that brought him the most success. Can’t figure out why?

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