Jim Harbaugh has proven to be an out-of-the-box thinker.
So it’s not too far-fetched to think that the Michigan head coach would make some sort of move on fired LSU coach Les Miles for the 2016 season.
Asked Monday about the possibility of bringing on Miles as analyst of some sort this year, Harbaugh wasn’t opposed to the idea.
“Yeah, those are … good suggestions,” Harbaugh told reporters, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Mark Snyder. “I have the utmost respect for Les, coach Miles, and Cam. Haven’t talked to them yet. Hope to soon.”
According to Snyder, the Wolverines possess three analysts on each side of the ball, but there is no NCAA limit on the position.
Miles has some history with Michigan, playing for the Wolverines from 1974-75 before serving as a graduate assistant from 1980-81.
Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday, Miles said it’s unlikely that he gives up coaching.
“I don’t golf. I play no tennis. I enjoy shooting the gun, I don’t necessarily like to point it at animals,” Miles said. “I play cards, not very well. But what I have done for 12 to 14 hours a day for the last number of years has coached football so I would have a difficult time not being involved in the game and not being a coach.”