This morning's Detroit Free Press confirmed the rumblings that Michigan Athletics Director Bill Martin and President Mary Sue Coleman reached out to LSU headman Les Miles last Friday regarding the vacant coaching post in Ann Arbor. In that same article, Tigers Athletics Director Skip Bertman rebuffed the notion that the man he had just signed to a contract extension last week would back out on the new agreement in favor of taking over at Michigan. This evening, Miles himself confirmed his athletic director's sentiments.
"I had a conversation with Michigan last week that covered a wide range of topics," Miles said in a statement. "I was doing nothing more than helping them with their search for a football coach, just as any loyal alumnus might do. It was nothing more than that."
"I'm not a candidate for that job and I will not be a candidate for the job," he continued. "I was only assisting them in their search for a coach. I have a great job at a wonderful place, a place that my family calls home. It's time that Michigan goes on with their search for a football coach. I'll say it again, I'm going to be the coach at LSU next season."