Just announced on ESPN:
Sources have told ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit that barring any unforeseen circumstances, Michigan will announce early next week it has reached an agreement with LSU coach Les Miles to be its next head football coach.
Herbstreit is also reporting that Miles will make Georgia Tech defensive coordinator and interim head coach Jon Tenuta part of his staff at Michigan.
Herbstreit’s source? Well you have to look right at Desmond Howard, who is on the search committee and is a part of the GameDay team. Duh.
Here’s the bio on Tenuta. Herby added he’s “in my mind the best [defensive coordinator] in the country”. Here’s some specifics on his background, yes, he’s a former Buckeye coach:
Tenuta began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Virginia (1981-82) and Maryland (1983), and then served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt (1984-85), Marshall (1986-87), Kansas State (1988), SMU (1989-94) and Oklahoma (1995). At SMU, Tenuta was the defensive backs coach in 1989 before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1990. At Ohio State, he was the defensive backs coach from 1996-1999 before being elevated to the defensive coordinator post in 2000.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Tenuta is a graduate of Virginia. He lettered three years as a defensive back for the Cavaliers and earned the team’s John Acree Memorial Football Trophy and Kevin Bowie Award.
UPDATE: Wha Happened?