Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has struck out again. After Les Miles reportedly met with Michigan officials on Monday night, the LSU head coach opted to stay in Baton Rouge, spurning the Wolverines in the process. Miles was reportedly very interested in the Michigan head coaching job before announcing his intentions to stay with the Tigers on Tuesday.
LSU released a statement, passed on by Angelique Chengelis on Twitter, announcing that Miles would remain with the Tigers.
Alleva statement: "I am pleased to announce that Les Miles will remain the head coach at LSU."
Miles becomes the second high-profile coaching candidate to turn down Michigan in as many weeks. Jim Harbaugh was reportedly the top-target for Brandon after Rich Rodriguez was fired, but also opted to stay away from Ann Arbor, instead choosing to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
With Miles out of the picture, Michigan's options become even more limited. Brady Hoke, head coach of the San Diego State Aztecs, has seen his name thrown into the ring before and could become a target of Michigan soon.
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