Miles expected to come aboard McVay’s staff

UPDATE 11:08 a.m. – The final game score now stands at 31-20 Stanford.

Here are the Week 11 headlines from around the nation:

Texas is back in the top 10 of the AP Poll, the program for which Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin spent six seasons. The junior quarterback who helped create that history also appears poised to make his own.

[Sean] McVay’s path is one of numerous paths he can follow, following in the footsteps of others who have made the NFL leap from college, run head coach staffs, made coaching gigs for the FBS level their only option and come back as a position coach under the legend’s guidance.

But McVay will not ask Les Miles to accompany him to Washington. The former LSU and Wisconsin head coach isn’t interested in serving as a running mate to Justin Wilcox this time around and is considered one of the top candidates to join the staff of an NFC West opponent.

As for the Los Angeles Rams, head coach Sean McVay is set to pick a running mate of his own. The young coach was set to replace Norm Chow as offensive coordinator on Sunday and now it appears he’ll do just that, it was reported by USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero and Rob Demovsky.

McVay was tied with Bates for the most episodes of College GameDay of all-time. Bates served as a running back coach and running backs coach for the Texas Longhorns, then became the quarterbacks coach at Stanford before he was hired at Alabama. Bates was a co-offensive coordinator on the 2012 Alabama national championship team.

McVay has worked with Bates the past two seasons as the quarterbacks coach with the Washington Redskins, and Bates had been a sideline reporter for the NFL team. Bates most recently held the same role for the Green Bay Packers.

In 2000, Bates left a collegiate coaching job to accept a job on coach Nick Saban’s staff at LSU. He was the offensive coordinator when the Tigers finished first in the nation in total offense for the season.

Bates returned to his alma mater as the head coach from 2005-08. Under Bates, the Tigers became the first team since 1940 to finish as national champions in a season without a major conference title.

The path he’s taken doesn’t offer much in the way of proof on what makes him the best option. Bates has even more experience than McVay and his résumé is likely closer to the former’s than the latter’s. When asked if Bates was the best choice for USC, McVay said, “He’s been a great player here, a great coach here at LSU, and I can see the value in that.”

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