Rumors have been flying for some time, but we now have the first tangible reports that LSU head coach Les Miles could be in the running for the head coaching position at Michigan. Joe Schad is reporting that the university is interested in talking to its colorful alumnus.
One source close to Miles said a time and place has not been finalized. Another source said the coach would give LSU 24 hours notification before the interview and that had not occurred.
Miles, a Michigan alum, would be interested in listening to athletic director Dave Brandon, one source close to him said.
Miles' candidacy likely got a boost when Stanford coach and fellow Michigan man Jim Harbaugh decided to go to the San Francisco 49ers. The possibility of San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke has been met with mixed reaction among fan blogs and the like, to say the least.
Whenever talk of Miles going to Michigan crops up, it's important to remember that ESPN has reported that Miles was already on his way to Michigan -- in 2007. And to watch his reaction.
At that time, Miles was in the middle of a national championship season. But it was clear from his comments after he decided to return to LSU that he would have loved a clearer shot to coach his alma mater. He might get it yet.