Report: Les Miles Could Phone Home After the Season

By DJ Byrnes on November 25, 2013 at 11:21a
Les Miles and Bo

Les Miles-to-Michigan rumors have been around since the ashes of the Lloyd Carr program. LSU was able to retain their coach the last time around, but if Michigan were to make another coaching change, it could be different this time around according to a report by ESPN Insider Travis Haney:

“If Michigan does open again, either this year or next, one trusted college football source suggested that LSU coach Les Miles could finally head home to his alma mater. “I’ll bet that’s where he goes and retires,” the source said.”

Say what you will about Les Miles bizarre speeches, clock management or dietary habits, one thing is clear: the man can recruit and the man can win football games. Plus, he'd bring entertainment to the B1G. Also, a Les Miles-Urban Meyer rivalry until one of them is dead sounds absolutely fantastic.


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BenW's picture

Won't happen.
The Big House has turf, and the Grass Eater needs his mid-game snacks. 

weirdscience's picture

He signs with AA and they'll be laying sod the next day. 

hodge's picture

Les Miles Insanity Jokes > Brady Hoke Fat Jokes

Earle's picture

Mental illness is no Hoke.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

hodge's picture

True enough, we should give the man credit.
After all, he does more with Les.

geoffrsc's picture

I would love this. Could make for ten years or so of great Ohio State-TTUN games. And you could sink your teeth into hating this guy. With comic, grass-eating overtones. Please.

ATXbucknut's picture

Bring back DickRod!

FROMTHE18's picture

In a weird way, I actually enjoy Les Miles. Be interesting between him and Urban and would certainly set an even bigger fire in this rivalry. I dont think he'd get away with 'let the team vote' mentality at Michigan, but I'd vote for him to take over at Michigan if/when Hoke gets booted. I'd love kicking his ass.

BTBuckeye's picture

You don't leave a school that's competing for national championships to rebuild that disaster up North.

walshy's picture

Well i kind of disagree.. while ttun has fallen on some hard times just recently I think that this is a very high caliber job for any coach in America. I think that a lot of coaches would love to have a chance to bring the wolverines back up to par. But I think that it all really depends on how badly Les Miles wants to retire in that wretched state. 

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization."

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

If Miles has the desire to rebuild and be the savior of his alma mater, than I definitely think he would leave Lsu.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I am thoroughly amused by Les Miles.
I am also thoroughly amused by TSUN's illusions of grandeur. I am further amused by the fact that TSUN has to now deal with articles like this...where at least a faction of their fans have accepted thay Hoke is in over his head and is done. While others are just hoping a new OC will work. Leaving those fools with a house divided.

I say bring on Miles...just dont see it happening.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Hmm...I think i know this source:
“If Michigan does open again, either this year or next, one trusted college football source suggested that LSU coach Les Miles could finally head home to his alma mater. “I’ll bet that’s where he goes and retires,” the source said.”
People blame Brandon, for Hoke. But, the M-Club's got his back.
They know who botched the first, "Miles-to-Michigan" deal.
And they won't let Mary Sue Coleman do it again. 

Grayskullsession's picture

So they would go from a lazy and apathetic team to a mentally insane and possibly dangerously psychotic team. Man the mood swings.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

They would do things like beat Wisconsin and lose to Illinois. I can't wait.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Sorry, but I'm not buying this rumor till Herbstreit weighs in.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Jonnferrell's picture

I see what you did there

"I miss Brady Hoke."

Hovenaut's picture

"It's too ceauxld up thar..."

Run_Fido_Run's picture

"This is nothing more than another dirty media plant by Urban Meyer. He is using psychological warfare to divide and demoralize the Michigan football community in the week leading up to their rivalry game."
--FSU fans on twitter

Unky Buck's picture

I hear Urban is also responsible for the Black Plague.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Al Borges told Hitler he would never be a great artist

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Al Borges told Hitler he would never be a great artist

LOL. I like this theme that you started. How about . . . 
The Gallipoli Campaign was the strategic brainchild of Al Borges.

hodge's picture

Al Borges got into a land war in Asia and also went in against a Sicilian when death was on the line.

IGotAWoody's picture


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Earle's picture

I would think Brady Hoke is doing quite enough to demoralize the Michigan football community.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Ahh Saturday's picture

Les Miles would bring entertainment value to the rivalry.  Brady Hoke has brought donuts.  Gotta get those donut jokes in while there's still time.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Consider me in the camp of "thoroughly entertained by Les Miles." One of my favorite CFB rumors is Les wasn't hired by Michigan last go-round because he doinked the wife of some Michigan Elder.

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One Bad Buckeye's picture

I love rumors!!!

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

bux_booster's picture

Sounds like LSU will be giving Les a raise to keep him away from TTUN.  The question is would TTUN be willing to get into a bidding war with LSU?

Denny's picture

I would love this so, so much. Les Miles is endless entertainment.


Jeeves's picture

If they wanted to Michigan could buy LSU and turn it into a corn dog stand. However, I question their desire for winning football. I think they may be content to go the way of other leather helmet has-been programs.

AndyVance's picture

This absolutely needs to happen. Hilarity and a return from maize and blow mediocrity to relevance will ensue. We need more seasons reminiscent of the Ten Year War (when Ohio State and TSUN were both national title contenders) and fewer like the waning years of the Carr era and the laughfest(s) that those seasons foreshadowed.

Nick's picture

I'm perfectly fine with them being our doormat. 

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Can't wait for the MgoBloggers to start tracking flight paths again, only for their hearts to be broken.


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hit_the_couch's picture

TSUN doesn't want to pay coaches; Hoke's salary is like 2 mil and Miles makes over 4 mil. Plus, Miles is 60 and turned them down twice (?).

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

blueinsconsin's picture

I don't think it's a money issue.  Michigan is paying both Borges (deservedly or not) and Mattison very well right now.  When assistants get paid well, the HC also gets paid well.  I think it's more of a loyalty thing.  I think Dave Brandon gives Hoke 5 years to see if he can turn it around, but I don't expect Borges to get that.

Not here to troll...Go Blue

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Money is an object to the Michigan Man. A second wife in the form of currency is difficult to part with in the Michigan Man culture.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

MN Buckeye's picture

I would be very happy if Brandon gives Hoke 5 years to turn it around. He is well on his way.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I love it when TTUN sucks as much as the next guy, but this needs to happen ... Urbs is the only coach in the B1G that commands national headlines every time he opens his mouth.  Les would be the other.  For those two to be at the two power schools in the same division would be ......

Yeti's have feelings too.

GoBucksToledo's picture

If Les is hired, he'll probably let the players decide which plays to call.

OSUBias's picture

They'd do quite a bit better than Borges, by any measure

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

ATT2121's picture

Impossible! No rational person would ever leave the SEC for the lowly, slow big ten. Right, ESPN?
edit: you said Les "rational" Miles? It's possible


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Jesse Owens

ChazBuckeye's picture

If OSU does what I think they'll do, then this could become more than rumors.  Personally I would love the grass eatin madhatter coaching for TTUN.  It sure would make for a better game come years end.  Last year was close but I don't think that will be the case in 118 hours.

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

BucksfanXC's picture

Ok, I'll be the one to say it: I wouldn't like it. Les is a scumbag. He let his players vote to keep a kid on the team when he should have been removed from scholarship and arrested. I want UofM to be better, but not by breaking the rules. They call us cheaters and say Urban is paying recruits and let thugs get away with murder at Florida. I want to take the high road. I want to be better the right way.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Would be different if he coached at Michigan. Too much pressure to not bend the rules in the SEC

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Nkohl13's picture

Les *iles goes to *ichigan. Nick Saban goes to Texas which then joins the B1G. Nebraska hires Peterson. Kirk Ferentz still wins B1G COY. 

Ahh Saturday's picture

Les is a scumbag.

I believe the politically correct term is "Michigan Man."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

"A Michigan Man is what non-Michigan Men strive to be"

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Doc's picture

Jibber jabber.  Flounder is a good coac....   Sorry, even in sarcasm font I couldn't finish that statement.  Les isn't going to AACC.  He has a great gig in Lose-E-anna.  He took over a MNC winning program and won one himself.  He's not going to want to put out the dumpster fire in A2, not at this time in his career.

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harleymanjax's picture

It will never happen, they would lose their Krispy Kreme sponsorship!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

carton's picture

Time for Herbie to step in!

Knarcisi's picture

ReXemXer LSU backed into the 2007 chaXpionship gaXe. There was a lot of sXoke then. I think he was actually gone then, but Xichigan couldn't wait 45 days. You think their first choice was Dick Rod?
daXn, that as a lot of X editing with a 3 year old cliXbing on Xe sticking tape on Xy head. 

Patriot4098's picture

Les.  He is easy to hate on, but hard to hate.  Dude hands out ammo for years at a time, but damnit, he is really likable.  I'd say this is a win win.  I could be down for this.  I'm on the bandwagon.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

buckeyedude's picture

Be careful what you wish for.
It would give the B1G more credibility, though. And it would really be more of a Woody/Bo type rivalry. The past two decades have been dominated by one team or the other.



onetwentyeight's picture

He'd never leave a school that's the only big D1 program in a state swimming in NFL talent (per capita, Louisiana is like one of the most talent rich sports states) for one with declining demographics, cold weather (harder to recruit 18yo kids), and a program that's basically turning into Notre Dame 2.0 in front of our very eyes (aka, You Were Relevant Once). 
Not to mention in LA he gets a 100% free pass for all his wacky Les antics and pressers and all that jazz. Because down there (speaking as a native Louisianan but OSU alumni), we're a lot more chill about that sort of stuff. The whole "he must be a MICHIGAN MANNN HURR DURR" element of the UM fanbase that ran out West Virginny country boy Rich Rod won't be able to stand the easygoing demeanor of a Les. They'll eat him alive at the first sign of trouble, and he knows it. 
Like ND, the biggest obstacle to UM becoming not crappy anymore is overcoming their own program's super-inflated, totally unearned sense of self-worth. 

AndyVance's picture

I don't really disagree with anything you said, but when Coach Tressel was forced out, I would never have believed that we would get Urban as our next HC... I sure wouldn't have believed it when he was still coaching at Florida. In other words, stuff happens, and Les to TSUN isn't all that far fetched...

Haybucks's picture

The bottom line is to be careful what you wish for M-Men (and Women). 

Screw it, they deserve each other.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain