Last time I checked, LSU was No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the minds of many others. Ridiculous defense, dangerous offense, significant home field advantage and a very able head coach. To that, Michigan just beat Penn State and is suddenly 2-2 after a defensively deficient 0-2 start. It’s a matter of time until someone chimes in with the “Lloyd Carr is reminding everyone how good of a coach he is” article.
Well, it turns out he first might need to remind people he still is the coach. Speculation already suggests Carr is finished and LSU’s Les Miles, a UM graduate, would be his replacement.
Wondering why this “news” belongs here? At least one person is of the opinion WVU Coach Rich Rodriguez would be a candidate to replace Miles.
His flirtation with Alabama last offseason shows that he’s at least open to the possibility of returning to the South, and he had great success down the road from Baton Rouge at Tulane. He’d get a long look if the search commenced today.
I won’t be asking Rodriguez about this any time soon. I will, however, check the NCAA record book because this might be the earliest a coach has been connected to an opening that’s not open because the current coach will presumably leave for another opening that’s not yet open.