It Is Les Miles Or Bust
He has the big three going for him. He played at Michigan. He coached at Michigan. He has been a highly successful head coach at a couple stops since leaving Michigan.
But what if he doesn’t take the job? Where does Michigan go then? It doesn’t seem very obvious. I like Brian Kelly, but he has not won with players he has recruited at the Division I level. I like Jeff Tedford, but what does he know about recruiting the Midwest? Nobody seems to mention Missouri’s Gary Pinkel, who has strong Midwest ties. Is it because he is so close to Nick Saban?
It appears to be Les Miles or bust. That puts Michigan and its athletic director Bill Martin in a precarious position. That is especially true since Ohio State and Michigan State seem so set with Jim Tressel and Mark Dantonio.
- I know Tampa Bay needs pitching and Matt Garza has a terrific arm, but I did find Delmon Young being traded this early in his career puzzling. There has to be concern about his attitude. Strictly based on talent, he should be as untouchable a young player as there is in the game.
- I don’t ever remember being as undecided about my Heisman vote this late in the process. Tim Tebow and Darren McFadden are great players, but has anybody done more for his team than Chase Daniel?
- Gosh, I can’t wait for next week when the Red Wings actually play the Canadiens. I know it is in Montreal. I know the Forum has long since closed. But anytime the Wings play Montreal or Toronto is almost makes me want to cry tears of joy. Or is it tears of sadness for the joke the NHL schedule is.