Former LSU athletic director Skip Bertman said Wednesday on 104.5 ESPN that recently fired LSU football coach Les Miles turned down Michigan and more money in 2011, when the Wolverines eventually hired Brady Hoke.
“He’s too humble to ever admit that,” Bertman said.
Skip Bertman revealing a lot from behind the scenes. Michigan did offer Les Miles the job + more money in 2011. "I swear to God it's true."
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) September 28, 2016
However, New York Times writer John Bacon reported that his Michigan sources informed him the school never offered the head coaching position to Miles in 2007, 2011 or 2014.
To repeat – yet again – all my sources, very good ones, made clear UM never offered Les Miles the HC position in 2007, 2011 or 2014.
— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) September 28, 2016
Miles was fired on Sunday after LSU’s 18-13 loss to Auburn.
In 2011, Michigan hired Hoke from San Diego State before firing him after four seasons in Ann Arbor. He compiled a 31-20 overall record and an 18-14 record in the Big Ten.
–This story was written by Landof10.com’s Andy Wittry