When Did "I'm Not" Become "I am?"
People were taken for their word. But, evidently, not anymore.
The more Les Miles denies he is a candidate for the Michigan football head coaching position, the more he says he is going to remain at LSU, the more it seems Michigan fans are hopeful he will be the Wolverines' next coach.
Honestly, it has gotten to the point of absurdity. Miles still has a buyout clause in his contract that stipulates he can go to Michigan. It’s all Michigan fans ever think about. Doesn’t matter that Miles came flat out and said Michigan must move on with its coaching search.
A couple things here: If Les Miles were to leave LSU for Michigan at this point, he would be the biggest snake there is in the grass. Secondly, many Michigan fans - not the university, really, - have totally showed just how frightened they are by that empty coaching spot. I will tell Michigan fans the same thing about Miles I used to my buddies in college when they would get jilted by some girl: Get over it. There are plenty of fish in the ocean.
- George Mitchell’s investigation of steroid use in baseball is likely to be a lot of noise without much substance. It won’t be that comprehensive because not many people came forward and truly cooperated with Mitchell - and those that did were forced to under duress. So even if there are names of players revealed who were steroid users - 60-to-80 are expected to be named - it is not going to carry that much cache. It will be interesting to see how Bud Selig handles this. Punishment for past infractions will be difficult to hand out. Mitchell won’t really have gotten to the heart of the matter. And baseball hasn’t necessarily cleaned up its act because there is no viable test for Human Growth Hormone.
- The Lions’ best player, in my opinion, is linebacker Ernie Sims. He is a hard-hitter and definitely does play the game with the proper passion. But is he a star? Doesn’t seem like Sims makes that many big plays.
- An event I can’t wait to see: Michigan State vs. Texas December 22 at The Palace. State’s played better lately, but the Spartans will have their hands full with Texas. The Longhorns were very impressive while beating UCLA on the road.