Is Les Miles out of the running for Michigan's head coaching vacancy?
Miles, the LSU head coach and former Michigan player and assistant coach, would not allow reporters to directly quote him after Monday's practice, but he did say the Michigan job is not in his consideration, according to a report in The Advocate.
A reporter who attended the practice said on Twitter that Miles' comment was unprompted.
Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett has been searching for a replacement for Brady Hoke, fired Dec. 2 after four seasons. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, a former Michigan quarterback, has long been thought to be the favorite.
Miles has always spoken freely of his love for his alma mater and was thought to be among the candidates to replace Hoke. Miles' name was mentioned during Michigan's coaching searches in 2007 and 2010. Certainly, this revelation Monday doesn't fully close the door on Miles, and Michigan as he continues to prepare his team for the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 against Notre Dame.
According to a sourced report Sunday in the newspaper, Miles apparently is focused on recruiting and getting contracts extended for his assistants.