At his Monday press conference Jim Harbaugh was asked if he would consider bringing former LSU head coach Les Miles in as an analyst or honorary captain. Harbaugh said those were good suggestions. Miles was fired after starting the year 2-2, with losses to Wisconsin and Auburn.
Miles was in his 12th year at LSU, going 114-34 and winning one National Championship. A former offensive linemen for Michigan, while also serving as a graduate assistant after his playing career, and ultimately becoming Michigan’s offensive line coach in the late 80’s, Miles has decades of history in Ann Arbor. On the Dan Patrick Show Miles said he will be rooting for Michigan this year.
“I have the utmost respect for Les, for coach Miles, and Cam (Cameron). I haven’t spoke to him yet but I hope to soon.” Harbaugh said.
Miles presence would be interesting to see at Michigan. He is a proven winner and could help in some capacity. If Miles was to be an honorary captain it would be another big name receiving the honor this season. Big name recognition aside, Miles could give a message to the team worth hearing. He’s been to the pinnacle of college football and came out victorious. And he knows what it’s like representing Michigan. I’m all for Miles being an honorary captain.