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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night, but it was not good enough to leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor. This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.

Now that we have that behind us, the only question remains: Will Les replace Gary Crowton?
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STLSU159 months
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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night, but it was not good enough to leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor. This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.


Interesting, the Michigan guys were off on every prediction they made and not good to hear they were wrong about this too.
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umich92159 months
I am glad Les at least considered the offer. He's a good guy and I am disappointed we didn't get him. Looks like he's going to hang with LSU until retirement, and one can not blame him for that.
I think the Hoke choice is a good one. He's energetic and definitely wants to be Michigan HC. That right there gives him a great shot a being successful. Bo came from the MAC conference (Miami of OH), so who knows...
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LSURussian159 months
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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night,
The whole "We didn't make Harbaugh or Miles an offer" charade is just embarrassing to Michigan.

Not only is their AD an idiot, he's a liar.
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TenTex159 months
Clearly they wanted to talk with Harbaugh first, then Miles and would have hired either. But who cares? They got the best coach they could and I'm happy it's worked out for everyone including Hoke. Now get behind Miles even if he wants to keep Crowton. Crowton also has not had a good QB to work with the past 3 years. If we sputter again next year on offense with a healthy Mett then maybe then we look at a new OC. The A&M game proved when our QB plays well Crowton's play calling is as good as any OC.
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xLxSxUxFxAxNx159 months
Oh they asked him if he was interested. Trick is there was never a formal offer. They also respects Miles advice and suggestions for otther spots on threir staff. As far as crowton I heard two different scenarios. One is if we don't hear thunder next week of him stepping down or retiring then he will be here at least one more season to have a shot at a championship. The other is they are waiting until after signing day in case change scares off some offensive recruits. I'm leaning towards to fore mentioned theory.
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LSUMafia159 months
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The other is they are waiting until after signing day in case change scares off some offensive recruits. I'm leaning towards to fore mentioned theory.


So, this would be intentionally misleading recruits? Sounds pretty damn shady to me. :lol:
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xLxSxUxFxAxNx159 months
that's why i'm not buying that rumor. not Miles style. which is one of the reasons why I'm glad he stayed. witnessing what happened at USC and Auburn i am glad we have a stand up coach who runs a respectable program.
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LSUMafia159 months
Yeah, I may not like Miles' coaching skills, but he's a pretty honest dude overall. I just couldn't see him leading on another kid after the screw job that happened to Elliot Porter this year and the ESPN OTL backlash added on to it.
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Philosoraptor159 months
:nb4STLSU:

That slut has been trolling the board all day.
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belowpar159 months
The Michigan offer was more than he makes but by a small amount.
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ATLTiger159 months
BP, back to Crowton for a sec, just outta curiosity, we looking at an out and out firing? reassignment? retirement?

also, besides Kragz, who we looking at? I know you'd brought up Leach before.
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jlc05159 months
Did Miles want to have the Carr influence in the program minimized or eliminated as part of the deal?
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deuce985159 months
Belowpar seems to think we'll get rid of GC...:pray:
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rumtumtiger159 months
Chicken,

I spoke with Detroit Free-Press reporter, who told me Brandon delibertely low-balled the offer to Les because he really didn't want him. I find that hard to believe, but he stands by his sources.
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LSUfoosball159 months
Is it so hard to understand that they offered les considerably less than what he makes, knowing he would not take it!!!

Why does everyone want to feel like Les is actually wanted somewhere else?
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Cajun Revolution159 months
I'm shocked anybody else wanted him honestly. I think his only suitor just passed before him.
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Pedro159 months
IB4W
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Y.A. Tittle159 months
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This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.
Those "reports" were stupid. As much as some folks like to think this happens, institutions looking to fork over multiple millions of dollars don't engage in elaborate pure charades in doing so.
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Cubssfan159 months
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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night, but it was not good enough to leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor. This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.


Whatever you say Tommy K ....

he he he he..



:lol: :lol:
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moneyg159 months
Chicken, what is your source? I realize you can't give a name, but is this someone in the Athletic department? Someone high up in TAF? Someone else?
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TigersOfGeauxld159 months
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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night, but it was not good enough to leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor.

This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.


If true, then Michigan's AD deserves to be fired.
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LSUROCKS52159 months
does it mean he was low-balled or he just doesn't want to leave LSU? im hoping for the latter :cool:
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If true, then Michigan's AD deserves to be fired.


Why? There is a limit to how much any team can (or should) pay. Perhaps Miles was so happy here that his price to go was just too high.


No shame in that.
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TigersOfGeauxld159 months
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Why? There is a limit to how much any team can (or should) pay. Perhaps Miles was so happy here that his price to go was just too high.


No shame in that.


Because he made Michigan look bad, particularly to recruits, and settled for a coach with a lesser resume.
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astonvilla159 months
what does your source say about crowton?
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Ole Geauxt159 months
ok,, i felt good,,, now, i feel great..
always is a good feeling to know that you have something, that at least somebody else wants..
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deathvalleytiger10159 months
Makes sense to me.

They didn't fly all the way down here to taste the grass.

They thought they had a shot at him, IMO.
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LSUROCKS52159 months
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They didn't fly all the way down here to taste the grass.


maybe they did. it's supposed to be pretty damned good grass
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deathvalleytiger10159 months
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maybe they did. it's supposed to be pretty damned good grass


:lol: :dude:
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Suntiger159 months
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A reliable source has told me that Les Miles did indeed receive an offer from Michigan last night, but it was not good enough to leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor


Any word on whether he was low balled or not?

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LSUROCKS52

20 posts


STFU Noob! :lol:

I swear that will never get old. :cheers:
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Cajun Revolution159 months
Doesn't make any sense to me why they would low ball him. They supposed to have more money than Gates up there stashed away.
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LSUROCKS52159 months
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STFU Noob! :lol:

I swear that will never get old. :cheers:


alot of people feel that way but the OP will not reset me back to 1 :angry:


i still think we need a link. just b/c he's owner/operator of this website does not mean he can post such unsubstantiated rumors.
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Cash159 months
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i still think we need a link. just b/c he's owner/operator of this website does not mean he can post such unsubstantiated rumors.


Don't worry Rocks, I RA'd this thread.
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tjohn deaux159 months
I am surprised Michigan held back after all of that, "We'll do what it takes..." talk.

Miles must be happy @ LSU and told them what it would take to get him, whereupon they said, " :wha: "

Kind of like me with my '68 Chebby. :dude:

I'm glad he's staying! :cheers:
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Cajun Revolution159 months
Why is Michigan so cheap?
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LSUMafia159 months
My guess is Michigan in fact made an offer. Something significantly lower than his current salary at LSU and with less money for a staff. Miles, as expected, would refuse it, they claim they tried and hire Hoke (the less popular option) having done their "best" to get a big name.

That is easily quite plausible and I seriously doubt they offered Les near his current LSU salary.
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Chicken159 months
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Message
Posted by CajunRevolution
Why is Michigan so cheap?


apparently, they didnt go cheap.
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Cajun Revolution159 months
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apparently, they didnt go cheap.


Then why the refusal? I'm not understanding this. Maybe the bastard actually prefers LSU or maybe he just doesn't feel like rebuilding
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TheDoc159 months
boom! :bow:

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TigerNAtux159 months
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TheDoc


You still think Crowton is gone?
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Chrome159 months
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This would contradict reports that Michigan was not really interested in Miles or that Michigan did not make an offer to him.


Poor attempt by Michigan to save face.
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TheDoc159 months
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You still think Crowton is gone?


yes
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