Here’s audio of Kirk Herbstreit before the Big 12 championship game, explaining himself on the story he broke this morning on GameDay.
Basically he says one of two things happened here:
1. LSU reacted to his report and signed Miles.
2. It is all a smoke screen and Miles still may be coming to Michigan.
What Herbstreit didn’t address is if #1 or #2 is true, what about his report that Miles is going to Michigan? If his story is correct, then Miles is burning Michigan and his “deal”. He didn’t talk about that. Herbstreit’s of the opinion that this isn’t over (“this saga shall continue”). Miles has since clarified on multiple occasions that he’s coming back to LSU next season.
And if #1 is true, so Miles had a deal with Michigan and as his team was taping up for the SEC Championship, Miles’s agent and LSU hashed out a better deal? In a hour or so after Herby’s report? Unlikely man!
Meanwhile, Mitch Albom is lashes out at Les Miles for all of this. I don’t get that. I’m not a huge Miles guy but I don’t see how he acted inappropriately here. The word on the street is that he loves Michigan. His Oklahoma State players talked about it. Albom suggests that this love was all a ruse to get a big contract. Whatever.