Posted by Adam Jacobi
The Michigan coaching search may still be in its infancy, but already there's a prominent name attached to it: Les Miles. The LSU head coach, fresh off a 41-24 victory over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, is reportedly one of Michigan's targets: as Joe Schad reported, Michigan is expected to interview Miles, who is a former Michigan lineman and a 10-year assistant coach with the Wolverines.
This report jibes with earlier reports that a tracked plane that went from Ann Arbor to Baton Rouge was indeed carrying Michigan staffers who were on campus to make contact with Miles.
If this rumor sounds familiar, it should; Les Miles was nearly hired by Michigan three years ago. In a now-infamous incident of administrative blundering, Miles' representation was unable to seal the deal with Michigan because Michigan's then-AD Bill Martin was on vacation sailing. Seriously. Miles got a contract extension from LSU shortly thereafter, and that was that. Could Miles be angling for another extension, or would he really be interested in Michigan as a new destination?