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checking in on les miles...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Liver, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    an article in the athletic had this great quote:

    “The 12-1 Orange Bowl team (in 2007) was built by high school players who committed and stayed three to four years,” Miles said. “That’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to recruit the footprint of Kansas. We’re going to recruit better than anybody else. It will provide us with the strength of our program.”

    to me, this pretty much encapsulates their best chance to win at ku, and it reminds me a lot of what mm and his staff tried to do here-- get guys and build them up into a team that can possibly contend every 3-4 years.

    i am very pleased that the mob (including me) didn't influence RG's hiring process. i know we haven't seen a single down of MT football played here yet, but i like what we see so far.
     
  2. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Is this quote basically Miles waiving the white flag that he's not doing well recruiting nationwide?
     
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  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Snyder is gone so i guess that's an opportunity to retake the Sunflower State Gridiron.....whatever that means...though depending on KU's level of desperation i still doubt they can JUCO out like Grampaw Darth could at KSU. 2007 team had Reesing who was a very good spread QB....don't recall that much about that team otherwise. easy to forget that Glen Mason had a top 10 type KU team as well.....mid 90's-ish. so, it's not impossible to think....
     
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  4. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Clubber Lang Club Member

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    Les took on a big challenge when he went to KU. I'm thinking that if he needed to coach again, he should've gone to a lesser program in Florida, Texas, or California where he could've recruited more easily than in Kansas.
     
  5. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    The 2007 KU football team won 12 games because of the two starting DB’s, a couple of guys with the last name Talib and Harris Jr.. Also the fat man was really good on offense.
     
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  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    They had talent at other positions, but Reesing elevated that team. Really good college QB.
     
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  7. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Liver's hard-on for Les Miles is disconcerting.
     
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  8. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    12 commits for KU so far and maybe three total P5 offers between them. It’s an incredibly difficult place to recruit, but I don’t see much of a bump from Miles.

    They do seem to be going hard after players in their footprint...Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri etc.
     
  9. TSchekler

    TSchekler Club Member Club Member

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    Very few primary basketball schools are consistently successful in football as well. Top football recruits don’t want to go to a place where they are second class citizens with the resources, donations, prestige, etc to hoops.
     
  10. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    talib i remember now....very good player. and i guess Mangino was fresh off being around Mike Leach from his time at OU. probably had good or overachieving OL play because of the Fat Man, too. that helps, as we know (from not having it).
     
  11. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    he's not my type. i would think that his proclivity to eat grass would turn you on, you bovine-banging bumpkin.
     
  12. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Clubber Lang Club Member

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    Alliterative asshole . . .
     
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  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Seems like the round robin format of Big 12 football seasons really hurts the doormats.
     
  14. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Weak.
     
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  15. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Yeah, and a guaranteed "rematch" in the CCG will hurt the conference more often than not.

    Glad we're not there any more.
     
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  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Short version: it's nice to have an AD who is better at his job than we are.
     
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    Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier were pretty good.

    EDIT: I guess it was 2008 when those two put up big numbers. Thought it was 2007.
     
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    One of my neighbors is a Ku alum, he tells me that Miles has promised the moon and Ku fans/alum have not been very impressed by his recruiting abilities. He believes that today's version of collage football has passed Les bye. Sounds like another losing season for Ku.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

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    I work with KU alum and we were talking this morning about the upcoming season and he was saying 3 wins. Indiana State, Coastal.......and maybe steal a Big12 win somewhere along the way.
     
  20. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Doom Slayer Club Member

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    Firing Mangino was the equivalent to getting "Baylored"...that is a Phil Steele term.
     
  21. J.R. Ewing

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    Regardless of Les's recruiting abilities, KU was in for a losing season this year.
     
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  22. Darth Snow

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    fify
     
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  23. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    yes, i agree. now run along and fetch me a bourbon. i am ready for a little vacation time.
     
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    They could have hired Nick Saban and it would still be a huge freaking rebuilding job. I could see them beating maybe Texas Tech or KjSU. Les really wanted back in and that's probably the only major conference job he could have gotten. I don't think RG ever saw him as a serious candidate here, and this is the first time since probably Gary Barnett came back here (I stand by what I said in the Cabral return thread-If he gets elevated to HC permanently after 2010, we don't need a turnaround specialist two years later) that I feel like our program is in very good hands.
     
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    and that reminded me of Patrick Roy savaging Jeremy Roenick in the 1990s.....so for good measure I'm posting it here!
     
  28. TSchekler

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    Klieman wearing his FCS Natty rings would be the biggest eye roll of all time and not a good look for him or KSU. Welcome to the big boys, Chris.
     
  29. zbuff

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    Scott Frost wearing his would be equally hilarious IMO.
     

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