Either someone at ESPN was misinformed, or Michigan decided not to offer Les Miles a head coaching position. With the way the Wolverines’ head coaching position is losing it’s luster, it seems more likely that the former would be true. On Monday, we relayed an ESPN report to you that indicated Miles would accept the Michigan job if it were offered to him. Less than 24 hours later, it looks like he’s staying at LSU.
Sports by Brooks passed along a statement released by LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva on the Tigers’ official athletic website. Here’s what he had to say:
I am pleased to announce that Les Miles will remain the head coach at LSU. Les has led this program to many great successes on the field and his players represent LSU well off the field. We look forward to many great years of LSU football under his leadership.”
Miles had already openly stated he was “extremely happy” with his current job, but it’s unknown if LSU sweetened the pot in some way to convince him to stay. The Tigers coach played for Michigan in the 70s and coached their offensive line from the late 80s to the early 90s. It looks like Miles interviewing with Michigan was more a case of showing respect for his alma mater than seriously considering a career change.