Thursday, November 29, 2012

Michigan Thursday: Hires Les Miles Agent

Is there a better agent in the world then the guy that represents Les Miles? If your wondering, his name is George Bass and if your a head coach in any D1 or professional sport you need to get George's phone number and ask if he will represent you.

George is the master of taking any opening and turning it into more money or years on Les's contract at LSU.  He did it twice at Michigan (Pre and Post RR) and now has done it with another SEC school Arkansas.   Anytime Les gets a phone call from a friend or colleague from another school, George turns it into big dollars!   I'm not sure we will ever know the truth but many believe Michigan never offered Les a job either time.   As the story goes this time, George was contacted by Arkansas about TCU's Gary Patterson, he said thanks but no thanks and then asks how much would they offer Les and set up the conversation.   Arkansas AD Jeff Long was on Bo's staff at Michigan and knows Les from his time at U of M.

I usually preview the Big Ten games of the week on Thursday.  I expect many of you won't be watching Nebraska vs. Wisconsin for the second time.   The only things to care about for Michigan fans is:  if Wisconsin wins, it pushes the Wolverines to Tampa for the Outback.   It would also mean that a 5 loss Big Ten Team would be in the Rose Bowl.   That should go over well on ESPN.

  • Michigan is busy trying to find another OL for the 2013 class to replace Dawson.  The latest to get an offer is 6'4 255 pound OG/OT Cameron Hunt from Corona, CA.  Cameron is a 4 star  recruit to Rivals, Scouts and ESPN.  He is expected to visit A2 on 12/14.  He is a verbal to Cal but they are coach-less at this point.  This could be one recruitment to watch. 

Side Note: Louisville to the ACC.

I think this another good example of how Michigan could play more Midwest opponents in the non-conference schedule and could get away with a home-home contact because it's so drivable from A2. 

Examples are:
Kentucky SEC about 5 hours from A2
Cincinnati Big East about 3.5 hours from A2 (could play in NFL stadium)
Louisville ACC about 5 hours from A2

Could also include Tennessee and Vandy as well but longer drives.

With many recruits/players families living in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.  These games are good for recruiting and good for the recruits families traveling to the game.

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