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Mad Hatter Heading Home?

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There are numerous reports that Michigan wants to talk to LSU Coach Les Miles, and that he is more than willing to listen.

Miles just finished his 6th year at LSU with a thumping of Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, and the Wolverines hope to appeal to his strong Michigan ties.


Les Miles was a two-year starting offensive lineman (1974-75) for Bo Schembechler.

Miles not only played at Michigan, he also served two different terms there as an assistant coach. He met his future wife there while he was assistant and she was a assistant women's basketball coach.

Miles reputation as a goofball who sometimes goes brain-dead on gameday may be well deserved, but he has been very successful in the SEC. He is 61-17 (78%) in six years at LSU -- including a 2-2 record against Alabama along with a National Championship. He is 5-1 in bowl games at LSU.

The fact that Miles beat Ohio State and Jim Tressel for the BCS title is not lost on Wolverine faithful. Tressel is 9-1 against Michigan.

The idea of conservative, meticulous "Mr. Sweater Vest" vs. the "Mad Hatter" is intriguing.

The idea of Les Miles vs. Bo Pelini is "Must See TV", of course Nebraska fans are worried Bo may head back to Baton Rouge.