Les Miles strongly hints he is not going to Michigan

Updated: December 16, 2014
Les Miles strongly hints he is not going to Michigan

Les Miles has informed school athletic officials that he has not been contacted by Michigan about the Wolverines’ coaching vacancy and has no intention of leaving the Tigers.

“I enjoy the players,” Les Miles said. “These guys I’m capable of coaching, they come from areas that allow them to work hard and enjoy working hard. And, there’s a tradition and a culture here we’ve kind of established. And, the young men that come in here really enjoy stepping into this room and being a part of that culture.”

What is known is practice is underway for the Tigers’ appearance in the Music City Bowl and Les Miles said he’s very optimistic that senior running back Kenny Hilliard will be available to play after a shoulder injury held him out during the end of the regular season. However, starting center Elliot Porter will not play.

Les Miles stood by his claims that both sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings and freshman quarterback Brandon Harris are continuing to improve in practice and said given the youth of his Tigers, they have the potential to take major steps forward in their bowl game preparations.

“I think that this team has the potential to play in championships and should the juniors recognize how close we are to being in the tournament, that frankly, this could be a great class for quite some time and a great team for quite some time,” Les Miles added.

LSU (8-4, 4-4 SEC) will face Notre Dame (7-5) in Nashville, Tennessee on December 30.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.