Quoting the great Lew, a legend on this site, everyone needs to chill out a little bit. Venom is being sprayed everywhere and it is getting ridiculous. Scanning the blogs, message boards and talk shows, it seems you have a bone to pick with just about everyone:
Lloyd Carr: For not liking Miles and for spinning this whole coach search to not hire Miles. Ok, so maybe he doesn’t like Miles. Since Carr coached with the man and knows him better than any of you ever will, maybe he’s on to something? Either way, if it is even true, all you are accusing Carr of doing is standing up for what he believes in, or in this case, who he doesn’t believe in. Chill out.
Bill Martin: For not landing Miles. What should he have done? Secretly sign Miles before Carr even officially retired? Fine, but then he would have been accused of sneaking around and disrupting LSU’s season. Not cool. He asked for permission to speak with Miles after the regular season, that permission was granted. It looks like LSU made sure it wouldn’t happen. That’s not on Martin.
Les Miles: For what? For indicating he loved Michigan and hinting he’d be interested in returning? or is it for burning Michigan? Mitch Albom suggested this was all a ruse to get more money. Bull. Sounds like he got an offer he couldn’t refuse. How is that on Les Miles? He got the best deal for him and his family. Maybe he read all the crazy blogs and message boards in Ann Arbor and came to his senses.
Kirk Herbstreit: He obviously thought he had good sources and stuck his neck out. He got burned. Until we know who those sources were, how do we know that his info at the time wasn’t accurate? Maybe Miles did have a deal and burned Michigan. We don’t know. To suggest this was some sort of conspiracy to keep Miles away from Michigan is silly. Herbie is an orange-faced Buckeye pretty boy but give the dude a break.
Kirk Ferentz: He didn’t do anything really, but you just hate this guy. This one seems to make the most sense out of any of the above.
Bo: While certainly no venom is being sprayed at old General Bo, the sentiment seems to be if Schembechler were around none of this would have happened. Miles would be at Michigan, Carr would have been fine with it and all would be good in the world.