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Michigan AD Jim Hackett wants LSU's Les Miles to be the next Michigan coach.
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Two college football websites reported Tuesday night that the University of Michigan has reached out to the agent of LSU head coach Les Miles.

Today, College Football Editor Dave Miller says "Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett wants Les Miles," via this Campus Insider video:
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"Hacket wants Miles," Miler said. "The problem is there are some in the Michigan administration that are worried that they will do a dance with Miles and he will untimately back out at the last minute, kind of making the Wolverines looks bad."
Angelique Chengelis with The Detroit News says that Miles' agent, George Bass, has not returned a request for comment.

The Advocate in Baton Rouge is reporting that LSU AD Joe Alleva said that he has not been contacted by anyone regarding Miles.
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Miles has a chance to be a hero at a school he loves, and someone who loves LSU will get to be a hero here! Sounds like a win win. LSU has always been a power team and that will not soon go away, with or without Miles. If this is a dream of his, then he should go now. Chances are there won't be a next time for him. We WILL continue to win and play for championships because that's who we are. I will always appreciate what Miles has done here and I tip my hat to him for living up to LSU standards of class on and off the field.
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One.....Eight Hundred...Five Five One......Eight-Nine-Hundred!!!!!!
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@color_of_kings
definitely one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. LSU has only been a national power as of the 21st century. We have NEVER had a coach with a better win percentage than we do now, nor have we ever recruited the talent we do now. For the all the actual half-ass intelligent fans, I hope Les stays and YOU leave.
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It is easy to say that Les is the best coach of all time at LSU because prior to Saban we haven't had good back to back seasons. QB has always been an issue with Les and while other teams are moving to the spread, NFL included, we remain in the same run first pass second offense. If we could coach QB's it wouldn't be an issue, but that isnt the case. I appreciate what LES has done while here, but I think it is time to part ways.
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@GoldenAge
I like him as a coach too but he's got the Michigan bug and he refuses to squash it. Exits are never fun but they happen. I don't give two flips if you want to be salty! My fandom is to LSU, not a "Michigan man"!
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"It is easy to say that Les is the best coach of all time at LSU because prior to Saban we haven't had good back to back seasons"


No good back to back seasons? What's your criteria of a "good" season. Here's seasons LSU has finished ranked in the top 20 in back to back seasons.

(1958- #1
1959- #3)

(1961- #4
1962- #7)

(1964- #7
1965- #8)

(1968- #19
1969- #10)

(1970- #7
1971- #11
1972- #11
1973- #13)

(1985- #20
1986- #10
1987- #5
1988- #19)

(1996- #12
1997- #13)


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(LSU has always been a power team and that will not soon go away, with or without Miles. If this is a dream of his, then he should go now. Chances are there won't be a next time for him. We WILL continue to win and play for championships because that's who we are.)

If by "always" you mean since around 2000 then sure. Other than that you're an idiot
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@colors_of_kings
But I can understand his underlying passion for Michigan. He went there, played for them, and graduated there. Right now I'm a student at LSU and no matter where I attend grad school, my love will always be here. That's not to say that I won't push myself to bring all my success and abilities to where I go though. I believe Les is the same way. I also think that Les is avoiding "squashing the bug" because that would require him to bad mouth Michigan. Correct me if I'm wrong there though.
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I see most people are voicing their opinion of wanting him gone, but please answer this: who would you replace him with that could do any better?
I fear that by firing a great coach, we'll become the next Tennessee. Or we could scare away potential good coaches because they fear they won't live up to these grand expectations we have.
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