Les Miles insists nothing to Michigan talk

While not wanting to be quoted directly, Les Miles still made it clear Monday night that he's staying at LSU and that there's nothing to speculation linking him to the Michigan job.

In an odd start to a press conference, LSU head coach Les Miles on Monday evening spoke unprompted and asked not to be quoted directly regarding the opening at Michigan, his alma mater, and speculation linking him to the job.

The overriding impressions given by Miles are that there is nothing to all the rumors, he doesn’t want to draw attention away from LSU and its preparation for Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl, and, more to the point, that he has no intentions of leaving his current post.

Miles did confirm that neither he nor agent George Bass has heard from Michigan through formal or informal channels.

One thing that was fairly clear from the proceedings: While Miles didn’t want to provide any distractions for LSU, he also didn’t want to publicly issue any denials on anything with Michigan, something one team source described as Miles’ way of protecting and showing respect to the Wolverines.

On a related note Miles stated the future at LSU is bright, something that feeds into a non-decision for him when it comes to interest from any school.

“I think that this team has a chance to play in championships,” Miles said. “Should the juniors recognize how close we are to being in the tournament, frankly this could be a great class and a great team for quite some time.”

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