Former LSU AD Skip Bertman doesn’t believe Les Miles will leave for Michigan.
Bertman also never believed that Tulane (the other college in Louisiana) would defeat his Tigers in the 2001 Super Regionals, Bertman’s last series as a college baseball coach. The Green Wave advanced to Omaha.
Bertman told the Detroit Free Press, "This time now for Miles, he has a 7-year old, a 16-year old and two boys in between, isn't the time for him to move. At LSU he makes the $4 million, likes Baton Rouge, likes LSU, and had a really great recruiting class. The timing is such, I don’t think if Michigan came up with the $4 million plus the ($1.25 million) buyout he has, I don’t think the timing is right for Les Miles.”
Timing? Skip, what would be good timing?
Bertman says, “He has a lot of morality, you don’t find it in many people, let alone many coaches. He won’t try to make more money by pretending that he wants to go to Michigan. That’s extraordinarily rare. I was an AD for a long time. Some coaches they really don’t want to go, but pretend they do.”
Bertman, who hired Les Miles, will soon find out. Several reports say that Miles will talk with Michigan AD Dave Brandon in the next 48 hours.