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November 27, 2012
The rumor mill started churning in a big way Tuesday, as word came out on the Twitter of respected website FootballScoop.com at 6:55 p.m. that Western Michigan University had hired a new football coach following the dismissal of eight-year face of the program Bill Cubit.
"Have confirmed that Trent Miles will be the new head coach at Western Michigan," the tweet read.
Miles, currently the head coach at FCS Indiana State, holds a 20-36 career coaching record, but he has turned the Sycamores into a winning program in the Missouri Valley Conference. Since starting 1-22 in his first two years in Terre Haute, Miles has compiled a 19-14 record.
What's happened since the FootballScoop tweet has only made the waters surrounding this coaching search murkier.
We know at this point that there's not a head coach in place, as the WMU Athletic Department informed BroncoBlitz.com at 7:06 p.m. In addition, Trent Miles himself called about ten minutes later and was "flabbergasted" at how this so-called news came out.
"That is not true. I have not been in any communication with Western Michigan University whatsoever," Miles told the BroncoBlitz.com staff. "I don't know where that's coming from. I've been out recruiting all day and just got back to my hotel and saw all of this. It's not true."
What's interesting about all this is that later in the evening FootballScoop.com staff also contacted BroncoBlitz to explain their reasoning behind breaking the news. Apparently, there were multiple sources close to both programs saying the deal was done.
David Drew of the Kalamazoo Gazette reported around 10:00 p.m. that WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard stated firmly that no candidate has yet been interviewed, making the reports from the aforementioned sources even more confusing.
BroncoBlitz.com will follow the situation as it unfolds.
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