Saturday, December 01, 2007
Someone mentioned this in the comments of the previous post, but it's true. ESPN showed a clip near the end of the MAC Championship game which started with Miles saying that he was the head coach of LSU. Here's the video...
Thanks Stan, but where was the very beginning when Les Miles mentioned ESPN? Via MGO Blog...
Miles: "There was misinformation on ESPN and I think it's imperative that I straighten it out. I'm the head coach at LSU, I will be the head coach at LSU, I have no interest in talking to anyone else. I have a championship game to play and I'm excited about the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. And that's really all I'd like to say. It's unfortunate I had to address my team with this information this morning. With that being done, I think we'll be ready to play. There will be no questions for me; I represent me in this issue, please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much, and have a great day."
Hmmm, where was that beginning sentence in the clip Stan just showed us??? That's odd. I don't think Herbstreit is 100% wrong because Miles didn't entirely close the door, but this is sketchy reporting at best. Herbstreit is either completely off base or ESPN is throwing him under the bus on this one.
ABC also is airing this edited version as well, and I just found the full version. Anyone want to guess where? Surprisingly on ESPN.com. I wonder if they change this one soon as well.
(Thanks to Joe D. for sending the MGO article along)
Update: Tracy Wolfson of CBS just had an exclusive with Miles and he said he's definitely coming back to LSU next year. Thanks for actually going to the person himself and reporting on it CBS. It's a strange process I know, but occasionally it works.