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Michigan Football

Bowl sellout fastest in 62-year history

Julie Rowe

BY SCOTT BELL

It's not the Michigan football team's ideal bowl, but apparently fans are still excited about it.
Just 13 hours after the Michigan-Florida matchup was announced Sunday night, the Capital One Bowl reached a sellout, Steve Hogan, the executive director of Florida Citrus Sports, announced yesterday.
Temporary bleachers were added after the sellout (65,438 people) was announced, but those seats subsequently sold out, too.

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Scott Bell: The clock is ticking on Martin's coaching search

Brian Merlos

BY SCOTT BELL

I've really liked Bill Martin since he took over as the athletic director at Michigan.
Martin turned a struggling Athletic Department into a self-sufficient one, transforming it from a debt-ridden mess into a Canham-esque model of prosperity.

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How Michigan lost Miles

BY DANIEL BROMWICH

Nobody knows exactly what happened Saturday, or throughout the latter part of last week, but as of yesterday, Louisiana State coach Les Miles was still Louisiana State coach Les Miles.
Some how, some way, Michigan didn't get its man. And now it's left with no apparent options in its search for a head football coach.
So how did this happen?
How did Michigan miss out on its favorite son, a highly esteemed coach who has practically begged for the job his entire career?

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Said and Heard

"I'm not going (to Michigan). And it saddens me at times. You can't be in two places. I got a great place. I'm at home."
- Louisiana State coach Les Miles after his Tigers won the Southeastern Conference Title. Miles was widely considered to be the top choice for the job.

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Going Bowling

Brian Merlos

Michigan may be Orlando bound, but where are more than 50 other NCAA teams going bowling over during the second half of December and early January? Here's a rundown of the games.
Click here to view page as seen in print.

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Mobile QB awaits Carr and Co.

BY JACK HERMAN

Michigan still doesn't know who will coach it in its first game next season, but at least it now knows where Lloyd Carr will coach his last one.
In a matchup between two teams embroiled in a National Championship controversy last year, the Wolverines will play No. 9 Florida in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day.

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BREAKING NEWS: Miles staying at LSU

BY SCOTT BELL

Posted on Dec. 1, 12:45
Louisiana State coach Les Miles will stay with the Tigers, according to several reports.
Louisiana State is expected to hold a press conference sometime before today's game against Tennessee to announce a contract extention, which will make Miles one of the nation's highest-paid coaches.

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The longshots for the Michigan coaching job

Name: Ron English
Education: University of California (1991 Bachelor); Arizona State University (1995 Masters)
Experience: Graduate assistant, Arizona State (1994-95); Outside linebackers coach, Northern Arizona (1996); Secondary coach, San Diego State (1996-97); Secondary coach, Arizona State (1997-2002); Secondary coach, Michigan (2002-05); Defensive coordinator, Michigan (2006-present).

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Sleeper pick boasts pedigree

BY JACK HERMAN

Hmm, Michigan hiring a relatively young, relatively unknown coach from a school in Ohio.
Remind you of any other situation in the Wolverines' past?
OK, before you attack me with your maize and blue torches, I understand Cincinnati Brian Kelly won't be the next Bo Schembechler.
Then again, who will?
Given Kelly's success as a head coach over the last 17 years, he's as good a choice as any of the other realistic candidates for the Michigan vacancy.

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The Dark Horse

Third in a series of profiles of coaching candidates

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