Expect Les Miles to be back in Ann Arbor, Mich. At least as a fan.
According to The Detroit News’ Angelique Chengelis, fired LSU coach and former Michigan player Les Miles plans on attending the Wolverines’ Nov. 19 home game against Indiana.
Miles played offensive line at Michigan and was a two-year letterman in 1974 and 1975. He was later a graduate assistant (1980-1981) and offensive line coach (1987-1994) at Michigan. He was LSU’s head coach from 2005 until he was fired Sept. 25. Miles was 114-34 as the Tigers’ coach, winning a national championship in 2007.
According to Changelis’ story, Miles hasn’t been back to Ann Arbor since the death of his coach, Bo Schemblecher, in 2006.
“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.”
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh seemed open to the idea of having Miles visit, saying the suggestion to have him as an analyst or honorary captain was a good one. Since getting fired, Miles said he would be rooting for LSU, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Michigan.
Before the Indiana game, No. 3 Michigan visits Iowa for an 8 p.m. ET game Saturday on ABC. The Wolverines play Indiana at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC on Nov. 19.