Even as ESPN was reporting that LSU coach Les Miles would become
Michigan's coach and hire Tenuta as defensive coordinator, Tenuta
was conducting a practice today as Georgia Tech awaits a bowl bid
Miles held a press conference before today's SEC championship
game against Tennessee to angrily deny the ESPN report and insist
he is staying at LSU.
There are reports LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini could be
named Nebraska's head coach on Monday.
If Pelini is hired by Nebraska, Miles could have interest in
hiring Tenuta as LSU's defensive coordinator.
Tenuta told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after today's
practice that he was surprised to hear his name associated with
Tenuta said, ``I can't help what's been reported. I'm caught
flat-footed, myself. I'm sitting here, my mind's racing going,
Tenuta, with no job security during the coach search, said he
has to remain open to opportunities.
Tenuta said, ``Obviously in the situation I'm in right now, and
you've got a lot of friends in coaching, you know, you talk to a
lot of guys, you've got to listen to a lot of things.''
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