Grass-eating LSU football coach Les Miles became the latest name to pass on the University of Michigan's coaching vacancy Tuesday, choosing to return to Baton Rouge for a seventh season rather than coach his alma mater. That Miles--whose reputation as a "clock-fiddling moron" is not undeserved--should even be in contention for the Michigan gig speaks to the damage recently-fired coach Rich Rodriguez inflicted on the program during his three years at the helm. On Twitter, the response to Big Blue eating crow after decades of domination (self-styled and actual) was schadenfreudetastic:
The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay speculated about who was next on the school's wish list...
Les Miles staying at LSU. Michigan will now move on to pursuing David Arquette.
...while sports blogger Matt Sussman made his own preference clear
CNBC's Darren Rovell wondered if it was time for Michigan to rebrand
BREAKING NEWS: Michigan has changed its name to Missedigan
Football Outsiders' Doug Farrar judged Big Blue by the company it keeps
Desirable coaching jobs: Michigan > The Oakland Raiders?
Fanhouse columnist Clay Travis expressed the sentiment of the entire SEC media scrum
Thank God Les Miles is staying at LSU. That is all.
NBC's Chuck Todd retweeted a brief, auto-centric history of Michigan's undoing
Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock whistled a happy tune
Hail to the victors!!!
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