Les Miles wanted to focus solely on the AT&T Cotton Bowl when faced with persistent questions regarding the available job at the University of Michigan. Now that Rich Rodriguez is out, and Miles' Tigers put away the Texas A&M Aggies in the Cotton Bowl, the rumor mill has been in full operation, and Miles' name is inseparable with the Michigan Wolverines.
Amid all the speculation, a press conference was called for Miles to express his coaching desires for next season. However, Miles only repeated what he had said in post-game interviews, expressing his love for Baton Rouge and everything LSU.
Could this be a hint that he plans to stay at Louisiana State University? We couldn't tell you. It was one of the shortest press conferences to date, and it revealed absolutely nothing about Miles' intentions for next season.
Miles was the leading candidate and biggest challenger to Rich Rodriguez when Michigan was looking for a coach a little over three years ago. Rodriguez won the job, and Miles stayed at LSU. Now it appears history is repeating itself, but who knows how it will play out in the upcoming months.
One thing is for sure, if Miles takes over for Rodriguez at Michigan, he will not have to be perfect to out-do "Rich-Rod's" tenure. Rodriguez finished 15-22 in three seasons with one of the most storied schools in college football history. Miles would certainly have the ability, reputation and recruiting skills for the job, and we will likely see in the next month or so if this idea comes to fruition.