Les Miles to Kansas

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  1. Andy Reocho

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    Just because he left you guys in a pinch doesn’t mean he left the program worse than what Mangino did at KU
     
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  2. Penguin The Duck

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    You aren't wrong here, but all I'm saying is he left at a very convenient time. He was up for a losing season and several rebuild years.

    This is exactly what I'm saying...
     
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  3. Andy Reocho

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    And I’m saying I think you’re wrong
     
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  4. Mikelangelo

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    People are really arguing about Kansas football, this board.

    He's not a great coach but what the fuck does Kansas football have to lose besides money. Rutgers is about the only program that Kansas can look up to.
     
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  5. DollarBillHokie

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    As a fan of the team that lost to Kansas in a BCS bowl game, I look forward to Les Miles taking them to glory so I don’t have to explain to my grandkids how it was possible to lose to them. (Sean Glennon is the answer)
     
  6. momux

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    I’m going on the record that this is a weak hire and the game had passed Les by. Feel free to bump in five years when he makes the big 12 championship.

    Only caveat is if he hires a really strong offensive coordinator.
     
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  7. Penguin The Duck

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    And I'm flattered that our program is somehow relevant in this discussion so agree to disagree.
     
  8. Tobias

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    our favorite team is about to hire mack brown so we need to stand firm with our #shittytripod brothers in their retread endeavors
     
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  9. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    There is a lot to building a program other than running an offensive system and calling plays. Considering Kansas' dysfunction I am guessing they could benefit from what Les offers.
     
  10. ColeTrickle

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    Campbell gets hired away, Snyder retires, les takes Kansas to 7-5
     
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  11. Boo MFer!

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  13. Homo Erectus

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  14. Cheshire Bridge

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    One week.
     
  15. pbfp2008

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    Phog Allen had 5 fewer wins in his single season of coaching football at KU than Turner Gill, Frontbutt Weis, and David Beaty have had in the last 9 years at KU. I'm good with anything Les brings to the table.
     
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  16. 2

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    Le Smiles mother caressers!
     
  17. I<3privatedances

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  18. Homo Erectus

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    Talk to me about Smacker Miles, his daughter. Thats one hell of a nickname lol
     
  19. Jimmy the Saint

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    My gut reaction is that this is a slightly less awful version of hiring Charlie Weis.

    But Herm Edwards is about to lead ASU to a division title in year 1 so maybe reserving judgment is the right decision.
     
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  20. GoodForAnother

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    This is a great hire in the sense that it will be very entertaining for everyone but it’s probably not great wrt the whole football thing
     
  21. Andy Reocho

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    Quoting on the chance Bill pulls off the greatest upset of all time, getting Sean hired as head coach.
     
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  22. TrustyPatches

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    I agree. I like Miles and his antics but he’s pretty bad football coach. He squandered a load of talent while at LSU, I don’t imagine having no talent will make it any easier for him
     
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  23. beist

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    So we are closer to Kansas now
     
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  24. rcragg82

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    You are wrong. Weis juco recruiting experiment went so bad we haven't had 70 scholarship players in years. There was 39 when Weis was fired and 28 total at the start of spring ball. We are still two years away from getting close to the cap if we have little player turnover this offseason. It will prbably be another three years since we only have 1 recruit for next year.

    No program has been left in a worse state excluding programs who got the death penalty. You beat a top 15 team in Gundy's first year and won back to back bowl games in years two and three. OSU won more games in Gundy's first year than in Beaty's first three.

    Point being, I'm highly confident you don't know what you are talking about here.
     
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  25. Penguin The Duck

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    This is still a thing? Ok.
     
  26. Shiggityshwo

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    Les' kid just got his first collegiate td pass on a hail mary because Nathan Elliott didn't have the arm to send it

    Everything's coming up Miles
     
  27. Homo Erectus

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    Pooka Williams is a fucking hoss.
    Getting him to stay is Les's first job.

    15 caries 252 yards, 2 TDs Vs OU
     
  28. The_411

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    Larry Coker won a natty ... just sayin’
     
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  29. TrustyPatches

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    So did gene chizik
     
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  30. NoNatty

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    So did Mark Helfrich
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  31. Homo Erectus

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    Les to KU will be official today
     
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  32. IAHusk

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  33. southlick

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    good hire
     
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  34. MG2

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    He could have done better with what he had at LSU. At the same time, a lot of coaches in recent years have done significantly worse than what he did at other top level jobs. He still went 114-34 while playing the last 10 years in the same division with a program on what is probably the greatest run of any program in the modern era. We've seen three different coaches fail at USC, as well as two at UF, two at Miami, one at Texas and two at Michigan during that same time.

    I get that "he did okay!" isn't a great talking point, but people seriously underplay the potential for failure at the big schools. It happens a lot more frequently than people think, and it looks a lot worse than what Les was doing at LSU.
     
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  35. Andy Reocho

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  36. Homo Erectus

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    KU is ok with being average at football. KU wanted an experienced coach after hiring guys who didnt have a long track record as HC.

    Gill coached mid major for a few season.
    Weis spent most his time as OC and wasnt sucessful as D1 HC
    Beaty was recruiting coordinator/wr coach before he got the job.
     
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  37. Homo Erectus

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    Who would be best OC?

    -Hugh Freeze..Miles called him, but wants SEC OC job. Plus baggage
    -Larry Fedora..(when gets fired)
    -Judd Fisch- Interviewed but wanted HC job
    - Graham Harrell- Don't know much besides his Tech days
     
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  38. Andy Reocho

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    I’d be a big fan of Fedora as OC
     
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  39. Homo Erectus

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    Fedora or Harrell would be first choices we could actually maybe get
     
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  40. Andy Reocho

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  41. jokewood

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    Kingsbury.
     
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  42. Andy Reocho

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  43. Homo Erectus

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    Also acceptable
     
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  44. jokewood

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    Les Miles for <$3M is a good deal.
     
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  45. Homo Erectus

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    Not bad. Sure retention bonuses are hefty but can live with that.
    Also, he is smart enough he knows we need to spend on stud OC/DC since he's a CEO.
     
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  46. pez

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    It really depends on how hands on he’s going to be. The big 12 is a spread league by and large but he’s not a spread coach. If he can let it go, then you go get yourself a spread OC. But if he insists on having a hand, you need to get a more pro style type OC that he can work with (Fisch would be good, but he definitely is aiming higher).

    If he hires Cameron, just turn off the tv.
     
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  47. jokewood

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    Speaking for everyone, I'm just glad that Les has a new hat to cover up that dye job.
     
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  49. Prospector

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    Seems like Lou Holtz/Spurrier to USC. Allegiances to other schools
    Also, terrible hair color
     
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