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  • #16
    Originally posted by ono View Post

    We can outbid WSU. Do it, Long. I swear to god I will up my donation from 0 to multiple thousands if you hire him. It's a drop in a large bucket, but this fanbase will go ape shit if it happens.
    Dude is batshit crazy, but he can coach. Anyway, lots of sources, including OSU Gem, saying it's Miles. Learn to love it.


    • #17
      Lol, I'd welcome Les. But I think we need to be realistic. That's not happening (PROVE ME WRONG, LONG).


      • #18
        Originally posted by EasyDisease View Post
        I'd say Les has a few more miles in him. Come on down.
        One of my favorite Gameday signs was during the ending of Lloyd Carr's tenure at Michigan

        "I want to trade in my Carr for one with Les Miles"

        still cracks me up


        • #19
          Originally posted by Protist View Post

          Dude is batshit crazy, but he can coach. Anyway, lots of sources, including OSU Gem, saying it's Miles. Learn to love it.
          I won't believe anything til I hear it from WavetheWheat


          • #20
            Also, I'd LOVE a big splash hire like Les Miles, but I'm not counting on it.

            I'm being a bit over zealous here, but I think the ONE good thing that Beaty did this year was show that you CAN win at Kansas, you just have to not be a complete dumb shit, which he is, so he couldn't save himself


            • #21
              Here is a list from Dodds at CBS:

              1. Les Miles, actor, former coach: His connections are too obvious to ignore. He and Long worked together at Michigan as assistant coach and associate AD, respectively, from 1988-94. Miles has plenty of Big 12 experience having coached Oklahoma Statefrom 2001-04. He would bring immediate credibility as a coach, recruiter and face of the program with no NCAA baggage. Miles, who turns 65 on Saturday, is interested, but there has been no contact between he and Long.

              2. Dave Doeren, NC State coach: Doeren came close to getting Tennessee, then came back got the Wolfpack out to a 6-0 start. Probably the biggest reason he'd leave a better program is the cement ceiling known as Clemson. Doeren competes in the same division, yjr ACC Atlantic. Doeren would probably get a nice pay boost at Kansas, but how long would it take to turn around? He was a former KU assistant under Mark Mangino.

              3. Neal Brown, Troy coach: Brown has experience as an offensive coordinator in the SEC and Big 12. You know him most for winning at LSU last year. At the age of 38, Brown already has won a Sun Belt title and may be headed for another this season.

              4. Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State coach: Satterfield is likely to run up on every short list for every job this silly season. The 45-year-old has won a pair of Sun Belt titles. Satterfield led the Mountaineers to three FCS national championships. He is known for his offensive schemes.

              5. Jason Candle, Toledo coach: If Kansas is thinking about hiring the MAC's hottest coach, well it's been done before. Remember Glen Mason? Candle, 38, won the MAC last year. If he doesn't get hired at Kansas, he'll remain on a lot of folks' short lists.

              6. Mike Locksley, Alabama offensive coordinator: Locksley is one of the season's best stories. Left on the scrap heap after jobs at New Mexico and Maryland, Locksley has thrived as a play-caller under Nick Saban, especially now with Tua Tagovailoa. Kansas might be interested, but would Locksley? Coming off possible back-to-back national championships, he could do better than KU. Locksley had personnel issues at New Mexico, but it is assumed all it would take is one phone call from Saban to the get the process rolling.

              7. Jeff Monken, Army coach: Army officials are extremely concerned about losing Monken, who has turned the program around. The Black Knights are three wins away from posting back-to-back 10-win seasons. Monken is an option guru. If Long wants throw a real curveball, he could introduce the option to the Big 12. There has been no contact between Army and Kansas.

              8. Jedd Fisch, Rams offensive analyst: Jim Harbaugh's former quarterback coach would be a steal. Fisch's representatives are in the process of pushing him as a branch to the coaching trees of Harbaugh, Sean McVay and Pete Carroll. Fisch has a handsome offensive resume. Long has already said he's looking for head coaching experience, so this may be a longshot.

              9. Willie Fritz, Tulane coach: A local product from the Kansas City area, Fritz has been successful at the Division II and FCS levels. He has yet to post a winning season at Tulane in three years.

              10. Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan coach: Let's just say Eastern Michigan was the Kansas of the MAC. While Creighton has posted just one winning season in five at EMU, he has beaten Rutgers and Purdue from the Big Ten in the last two seasons. A 19-39 FBS record might be a tough sell.


              • #22
                1,2 and 7 are my 3 favorite, though the first 2 are longshots.