LSU head coach Les Miles put the Michigan rumors to rest on Monday and will stay in Baton Rouge.
Tigers’ spokesman Michael Bonnette said that Miles has not been contacted by Michigan officials and even if they were to call, he would not leave Baton Rouge for Ann Arbor.
Miles is currently in his tenth season as the Tigers head coach and boasts a record of 103-28. He led the Tigers to their third national championship in 2007 and has been a mainstay as one of the SEC’s elite.
After losing the most players to the 2014 NFL draft, the Tigers were expected to go through growing pains this season. LSU showed their youth at times this season but got better as the year progressed. They defeated the then No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels and took the national championship favorite, Alabama Crimson Tide, to the brink before losing in overtime.
Although some fans are concerned with the direction of the offense moving forward, Miles has done a great job during his time at Baton Rouge and will have a healthy dose of talent at his disposal moving forward.
With Miles crossed off of the list, all signs point to a full-on press for San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Wolverine is at the top of the list to be the next head coach in Ann Arbor, but it is unknown if he truly has any interest in taking the job. Reports are he and the 49ers’ relationship is all but over and will be courted by other NFL franchises such as the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets. Many experts believe Harbaugh will stay in put the NFL.
Harbaugh has proven to be one of the best coaches in the NFL and it will certainly be interesting where he ends up. As for Miles, Baton Rouge is where he belongs.
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