Former LSU head coach Les Miles will be at Michigan’s game against Indiana on November 19th. Miles played offensive line at Michigan for Bo Schembechler (1974-75) and was a graduate assistant from 1980-1981.
“I’m going to see if I can find my M jacket,” Miles said laughing during a phone interview Wednesday with The Detroit News. “It may be a little snug.”
The 62-year-old was fired four games into his 12th season at LSU. He finished 114-34 with the Tigers, along with a National Championship in 2007.
Miles says that the way Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has executed the past two seasons looks very familiar to him.
“I am thrilled with Jim Harbaugh,” Miles said. “I love what’s going on. He’s competitive, he fights and he’s teaching what he knows. I can’t be any happier.
“It’s being run the way Bo would have had it run. The success is reminiscent of the success we had when Bo was here. I just know that Jim, I love the Block M hat he wears. You’ve got to understand something, for a guy who has worn a hat to cover my head my whole career, I could not be any more kin to that hat.”
The former LSU coach has not been to Ann Arbor since Schembechler’s funeral in 2006. As a matter of fact, he has not even been in Michigan Stadium since the early 1980’s.
“I knew I would never sit in the stands in the game again, because everyone knew more than the greatest coach in the world on the field,” Miles said, referring to Schembechler.
Currently, Miles says he has more coaching to do.
“I’m not done climbing,” Miles said. “There has to be another championship out there I can win somewhere.”