Published September 29, 2011 - 7:05am
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Mike Freeman at CBSSports.com says NFL teams are going mad for Les Miles. You can read his full article here, or you can read the excerpt about Miles below:
NFL owners and general managers over the past few years have always been intrigued by LSU coach Les Miles, but something about Miles always made them hesitant: They thought he was a goofball.
The wacky, Mad Hatter rep made some NFL executives who considered hiring him nervous, I’m told. They weren’t certain if he had the maturity to be an NFL head coach, so in the end, they stayed away.
That is changing drastically. After interviews with several team executives, it has become clear Miles has vaulted near the top of some lists as the next hottest NFL coaching candidate.
To be sure, there are still skeptics uncertain what to make of him, but that number is decreasing. Most now see Miles as someone who can lead an NFL franchise and will definitely be pursued by teams in need of a head coach at the end of the season.
“He’s the most intriguing coaching prospect I’ve seen in a long time,” said one team executive. “I think he has a great deal of talent and can deal with the modern athlete.”
Can’t blame them. But I think they’re fighting the inevitable. I think it’s only a matter of time before Miles is gone to the pros.
It’s crazy what success can do for you in the college game. This is definitely something to keep an eye on moving forward. Everyone loves them some Les Miles. And what’s not to love?
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