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Canes meet, wait, watch as search goes on

The Miami Hurricanes met as a football team for the first time since Sunday, the day they were informed as a team by athletic director Kirby Hocutt that Randy Shannon had been fired as coach. Although internet reports surfaced saying the team meeting Thursday might be for players to meet their new coach, it wasn't.

Finals "We just had a meeting to go over academics, make sure the guys get their stuff done academically," sophomore cornerback Brandon McGee said. "Emotionally it's been tough. When you take a guy like coach Shannon away from the program, away from kind of what he built, it's not easy. It's been emotional but I feel like our coaches prepared us for moments like this and we're able to prepare for what's next."

Next for the Canes? Final exams and a whole lot of studying. The team won't practice again at Greentree until Dec. 11. In the meantime, McGee said, players have been working out and trying to refocus after a 7-5 season. Oh yeah, and they've been hearing plenty of rumors about who their next coach might be, too.

"We don't really pay attention to it too much. I think the fans feed into it much more than we do," McGee said. "Everyday we hear a different name.

"The only name I kept hearing was Jon Gruden. I was like 12 years old when he won the Super Bowl with Tampa Bay. I'm pretty much open to anything. Whatever coach they bring in, I'm sure they'll bring in the best guy to win."

Gruden all but ended any speculation he'll become UM's next coach on Thursday when he said he was willing to help the Hurricanes find a new coach during a teleconference on ESPN.

The news shocked at least one Hurricane -- defensive end Adewale Ojomo. "Wow," Ojomo said. "I was thinking coach Gruden might come in. Nobody told us that in here. But those were the rumors."

For the most part, players said they really don't care who among the current candidates gets hired. They just want a good coach.

"A coach that cares about his players," defensive end Olivier Vernon said of what he would like.

"Just a good coach who is going to come in and know the great tradition of Miami," Ojomo said. "Experience is the best teacher."

"It doesn't matter to me as long as its a coach who gets the job done," freshman tackle Seantrel Henderson said. "I love being a Cane, the family feeling as far as the team."

> Henderson walked out of Thursday's meeting with a black boot on his left foot. He's had it for over week. The 6-8, 350-pound right tackle has a sprained achilles, but said he won't miss UM's bowl game.

Teddy Bridgewater > Miami Northwestern High quarterback Teddy Bridgewater -- one of six remaining Hurricanes commitments -- hasn't wanted to talk about recruiting lately. But I spoke to his mother, Rose Murphy by phone Thursday, who told me Bridgewater is still continuing to mull over what do since Shannon's firing.

"It's been crazy," Murphy said. "But we're taking it one day at a time. And like he says, when the time comes he'll let everybody know.

"Everytime I think it's one school or when I think he's made a decision on UM, LSU or whatever, I really don't know. When I talked to him today he said, 'Mama, I haven't decided.' So, I really don't know. I try to stay out of it and tell him whatever decision he makes I support him. I know where I would want him. But he has to make his own decision. I just want what's best for him. If he goes away, I'm fine with it. But if he stays home and plays in Miami I'm fine with it. I just want him to do what he wants to do -- and get a free education."

Murphy said UM and LSU remain at the top of her son's list, but Florida and other schools remain in hot pursuit. "It's been a lot for him to deal with," Murphy said. "They come to the house, talk to him, call him. I can't really say Manny what he's feeling."

The Hurricanes lost one commitment since Shannon's firing -- four-star cornerback Albert Louis-Jean of Brockton, Mass. UM already canceled its first recruiting weekend Dec. 10-11 and is hoping to have a coach in place so it can host recruits Dec. 17-18. When Larry Coker was fired, it took UM a little more than two weeks to find a replacement.  

> In case you missed, CBS Sports Columnist Gregg Doyel took some serious shots at Canes athletic director Kirby Hocutt. He thinks Hocutt is already fumbling the coaching search process. I don't think Hocutt has and I think UM will still end up with a very good head coach.

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i like the leach as head coach and leavitt as defensive cordinator... thats a winning combo there...

lets bring cristobal and end this.. bring the swagg back.. lets dnce on the fields... scare all the teams that come to miami and win NATIONAL TITLES....we need new blood that is thirsty for wins

I will never bash Shannon. I have respect for him. He was very admirable in instilling morals into the kids, but it never manafested itself onto the field. At this point,I would love for the U to hire someone who would consider hiring him as a DC to assist with the players. After all he did recruit them and know them better than any other coach.

You people have to be the most irrational and delusional sports fans that exist. There isn't ONE brand name or proven head coach that will take ur pathetic head coaching job. Not even your local boy Cristobol at FIU and former player would go back to that DUMP of a program. 21k attendance for a meaningful game vs USF ? State bragging rights, recruiting implications. No home field advantage at DumpLife Stadium.

Wow, how the once MIGHTY u has fallen...

I was at Le Bare and saw Hocutt and Shalala talking to Richard Simmons? Coincidental? If we brought in Richard Simmons I am sure we would not be cramping up in the 4th QTR a la Lamar Miller

Hocutt did have a plan when he fired Shannon. He said it himself, he already had a list of candidates in mind, passed them onto the headhunter, and is now going around interviewing them all. Having a plan doesn't mean having a contract already drawn up for the next guy.

And just because top-level coaches decide to stay where they are doesn't mean there's not interest in this position. Lots of guys would rather stay in their current great job then move just to move, especially if money isn't a factor. Don't worry that Richt and Gruden have said no...there's lots of great hires out there, and we'll get one.

Go Canes!


Just an FYI!

Me and the family went to Alabama Jacks in the keys for dinner, while eating I happened to see Leach sitting in a booth off the water. About an 15 minutes later I see Hocutt and Jimmy Johnson walk in. Not sure what it means?

Posted by: miamiu grad | December 02, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Saw this on another site, wouldn't that be something? Maybe it's Jimmy instead of Leach :)


This makes me want Leach even more!!! The guy is hungry and doesnt settle for mediocrity. He definitely wouldn't be saying "Duke is a tuff environment to play in" Sorry, but that is when I was thinking Randy had to go.


Mike Leach after a game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZaOFTp5_C8&feature=related

OK last Leach....Cursing out James kid...lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLTOYX6_1v4&feature=related

Why are Va Tech hokies posting on here?

Are you all nervous thatwe'll get a real coach that will end your dominance over us?

By the way Jo-kies: before you talk trash on Miami, please win something, please don't be the typical Cho-kies and choke in a big game, please win a National championship or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5 before you even dare come in here and talk smack.

I agree why is a a Jo-kie on here. What have they accomplished. If it wasn't for Micheal Vick you all will be in the same category as Minnesota, Duke, Wake Forest, Syracuse, etc.. Oh, yeah Im glad that you turned your season around. Remember that loss to James Madison will forever be etched in all sports records forever.

WRITING IN ALL CAPS DOESN'T MAKE YOUR POINT ANY MORE VALID! IT JUST MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT!

George O'Leary
Great football mind
NFL experience.
Anybody agree?

SHULA! 17 of Nick Satan's 22 starters were SHULA recruits.

* when they won BCS title

To the person who who claims that Tubberville was "almost fired by Ole Miss before leaving for AUburn"....That is false. Tubberville was a god on Ole Miss campus and to them he was like Butch Davis was to us. Tubs turned that program around and then dumped them for Auburn. Ole Miss was on the rise when he left suddenly and they forever hated him AFTER he left. I know this because I was dating a "Rebel Recruiter" (female) at the time and she was very close to the situation. So don't make up lies to support your argument because that is the furthest thing from what actually happened. I was on campus on most home games and know for a fact how much Ole Miss loved Tubberville.

This discussion is intense, showing the passion of many Canes fans (and haters). Whenever there is empty space, and no decision/news, people will put their hopes, fears AND great ideas into the mix. On this end, UM needs a strong leader with a shot at exceptional success, and a willingness to stay with the program and not break our hearts yet another time. Who will be the face of UM football for years to come?

That is why I would favor a younger, passionate coach (Cristobal, Hoke, Harbaugh, Whittingham, Anybody Stoops) as opposed to a more established one who has done OK (Edsall, Tuberville, Schiano, Leavitt).

But Mike Leach would sure be a kick for Miami fans and the community at large. We need someone smart, articulate and dedicated to the game and developing young men who are winners.
He may be more of a high risk choice, but UM needs to do something impactful and out of the box. Let's hope we hard core fans get some good news soon!

And, Manny, you are great so don't let 'em get you down!

Folks it is so frustrating to read that the U, specifically Donna Shalala and Kirby Hocutt, have ruled out Leach, because of baggage, and are now considering Dan Mullen of Mississippi State.

Has anyone been following the Cam Newton situation? He was sent packing from UF, Mullen who was at UF with Meyer, goes to Mississippi State to coach. Newton considers going to State where Mullen is now the head coach. Coincidence? This Newton situation involved money between Mississippi State and Newton's dad, as his dad has admitted.

Mullen by being the head coach/recruiter at State is smack dab in the middle of this because this cash for play offer took place at Mississippi State. Again, Newton's dad has admitted as such.

Mullen knew nothing about this? Maybe, maybe not. This is not potential baggage?

So, we are considering Mullen, but not Leach, because of baggage? I've read that Mullen and Hocutt are friends, not so with Leach and Hocutt. Nepotism? Maybe not. Comfort choice for Hocutt? Positively.

If anyone takes the time to go online and read the depositions taken in the Texas Tech vs. Leach case, they will quickly realize there is no baggage here. Empty bags is more like it.

Is Leach being blackballed? Slandered? Maybe, this is why he has filed a lawsuit.

A proven head coach, recruiter, developer of talent, and man who graduated his players on time, and we are passing him by.

Why? Because he has baggage?

FV, I agree.... I just don't like the idea of
Mullen here all that much. Then again who am I? Maybe he would come here and win, win, win. I really like Leach and his fire. The guy has an attitude that Cane Fans would love. I just hope whoever we get doesn't flop and comes in and turns this thing around quick.

LOL about the Jokie fan... for the mighty to have fallen first you would have to at least been mighty... how many championships has VT won? Oh yeah, lost the ONLY one they ever sniffed. Doubt you'll ever sniff one again with James Madison still on the schedule. I would venture to guess that your stake in the Miami coaching search is keeping you up as well.

I was at Le Bare and saw Hocutt and Shalala talking to Richard Simmons? Coincidental? If we brought in Richard Simmons I am sure we would not be cramping up in the 4th QTR a la Lamar Miller

Posted by: Real Feral Cat | December 03, 2010 at 08:54 AM

Wow, getting really desperate, I see, you pathetic loser with mother issues. Sun Sentinel? Banned you. Gator Clause? DEAD! Not a single comment there in almost two days, thanks to you scaring off the Gator fans on there. Eye on the U? Thriving discussion, totally IGNORING your fake ID thefts, and not impacted by your racist and homophobic rants in the slightest.

Afraid to meet in person, your team in shambles, coaches jumping ship, and your trailer leaking, your life is going downhill fast. Heck, I hear even KKK membership is down in Gainesville, your friends are abandoning you left and right, Curse Piggy.

I hear even Jamar Hornsby is tired of you stealing IDs like he steals credit cards from bleeding corpses. You sure have to be disgusting to have that slimeball ask you to stop.

All hail the killer of Gator Clause, Curse Piggy. Nice job pointing the gun at us, and shooting yourself in the foot. LMAO@Sean Wilson!

Man I thought Gruden was coming for sure. He would have made the biggest splash. His hire would have given the "U" just the right spark to get this thing rolling. At this point any of the other candidates will do. Their hire will be just a small blip on the college football radar. Not the shock wave all the "U" faithful was looking for. The only other guy that might have the same appeal is Harbaugh but he is not coming to the "U". His eye is on the Michigan job.

jra - why do you say that Harbaugh's eye is on the Michigan job? Are you just regurgitating what everybody else is saying or do you have first hand knowledge? ...just unusual that you say that you thought for sure that Gruden is coming here and then you stipulate with authority that Harbaugh isn't coming.

Not a Cane fan but here in AL we have heard your boys are trying to interview Bama OC Jim McElwain.

Leach isn't being interviewed. Why are you guys getting all worked up about him? You're only setting yourselves up for disappointment.


You people have to be the most irrational and delusional sports fans that exist. There isn't ONE brand name or proven head coach that will take ur pathetic head coaching job. Not even your local boy Cristobol at FIU and former player would go back to that DUMP of a program. 21k attendance for a meaningful game vs USF ? State bragging rights, recruiting implications. No home field advantage at DumpLife Stadium.

Wow, how the once MIGHTY u has fallen...

Posted by: VaTech97hokie | December 03, 2010 at 08:47 AM

Ummm, can you win something before opening your mouth? Thanks. Now, go back and stare at your empty trophy case, inbred.

RealCanesFan,we are on the same page.

Mike Leach should be seriously considered for this job.

Head coaching experience.
Has proven he can recruit in a big time environment.
Has developed players, even when they are not five star recruits.
Has won.
Has graduated players.
Never been sanctioned by the NCAA.
Agressive.
Intelligent.
Offensive innovator.
Lives in South Florida.
Chip on your shoulder, JJ style of coach.
WANTS TO BE A CANE!

Starting today we who all in favor of Leach should call Donna everyday until she makes the announcement or threaten to become FIU or FAU followers. At least these programs have a stadium which we don't..... so who else out there thats better than Leach please let us know that tell us why.

I Klynn pledge my support for Leach and if you do please start today by calling Donna

Hocutt is really botching this process. Who would want to come now, knowing they are second fiddle to Gruden. By the way, we are lucky that he didn't want the job. Too many of your are quick to jump on bandwagons without actually thinking.

If the ultimate goal is winning and hiring a coach with "Proven" success then a few names should be eliminated right now!

Dan Mullen - I'm sure very competent but only two years as head coach and nothing he has accomplished as a head coach indicats that he is our next guy.

Tommy Tuberville - why are we so high on him? Wasn't he fired for the samething as Randy?

Mark Stoops - sharing Bob's name does not make him a good coach and his record not very impressive. Yeah, I know he has ties to Miami but lets not focus on only Miami recruits. Didn't Wisconsin and Cal beat us...how many recruits come from Miami on those teams?

Patterson would not be a bad choice, however he will not leave that program now...he would be stupid too and we don't want stupid coaches.

Jim Harbaugh the only guy I can endorse and looking at his record he has proven to be a winner, both at San Diego and Stanford. He brings a NFL style offense utilizing running backs and Tight Ends into his system. All the other guys run the spread gimick offense.

He has been head coach long enough to know what it takes to run a big program. Most importantly, he is very good at evaluating talent and knows how to DEVELOP them!!!

JIM HARBUAGH Please!!!!!


Not a Cane fan but here in AL we have heard your boys are trying to interview Bama OC Jim McElwain.

Posted by: RollTide | December 03, 2010 at 11:02 AM


Wouldn't mind that! This guys has a good back ground in coaching, NCAA and NFL. Plus, he runs the pro-o!

Scott I think it is the exact opposite. I think it shows how serious they are at getting a big time coach if they are willing to go after a guy like Gruden.

Klynn, there is strenght in numbers, but I don't know if are calls would be received. Perhaps, an online petition of sorts. I am not an expert on this. I do know I want the best for the U, if I didn't, I would not be pushing for Mike Leach. I don't know the man, but if you pull up the research, look at what he has done, who he is, where he wants to be. He is our man.

Scott, good point on Mullen only being there for two years. Look at the history of most coaches that have a decent record after two years, and a lot of times they did it with recruits from a former staff. Coker, for example. I don't believe we should be considering someone after only two years in their job.

Klynn, there is strength in numbers, but I don't know if our calls would be received. Perhaps, an online petition of sorts. I am not an expert on this. I do know I want the best for the U, if I didn't, I would not be pushing for Mike Leach. I don't know the man, but if you pull up the research, look at what he has done, who he is, where he wants to be. He is our man.

Scott, good point on Mullen only being there for two years. Look at the history of most coaches that have a decent record after two years, and a lot of times they did it with recruits from a former staff. Coker, for example. I don't believe we should be considering someone after only two years in their job.

Can you complete @ssholes stop mentioning Mike Leach alread?. Read this sentence: MIKE LEACH WILL NOT BE INTERVIEWED.

Let that sink in, you morons. Then, when the idea of Mike Leach starts to creep back into your head, come back to this post and re-read that sentence. Then, go bash your head in with hammer.

Keep doing this as many times as needed, until you get this through your thick skulls or until you kill yourselves. Preferably the latter.

championships is all that matters,

Your exposed again. Facts are facts and fools like you can change that.

So you finally found it out, good for you. No one said anything about putting Tub's record up against Lubick's, U dweeb. Like I asked earlier what is Tub's record at Tech this year? The Bowl sponsers change genious. I think U are just a bit miffed because I know more facts about this team and I am a real Cane, while U are just a wish I was and live in La La Land. Tell the skipper I said hello, Gilligan.

Posted by: championships is all that matters | December 02, 2010 at 11:32 PM

All I did was to expose you for the emotional fool you are. And I did in front of all your little grayturd friends. Nothing more.

Yea, you and most of the emotional fools on this forum are picking coaches like you pick your boy friends, emotionally. Oh I like him. Oh, he looks good.

In the real world decisions are made from a non-emotional point of view, like the record. But, it seems you can't even read.

To expose your ignorance even more I'll continue to use you words against you.

You wrote:

"And U think we would not have rather had a National Championship Coach in Saban as compared to an above average defensive Coordinator with NO head coaching experience."

First off, using your method you would never use his record beyond his last season 9 and 7. Not great, moron. Remember, "what was his record last yr?" Moron.

Secondly, Tubs has been a Head Coach for 15 yrs. And had 10 yrs. at Auburn as a HC before Saban was hire at Bama. Moron.

- 14 of that in the SEC. Moron.
- Winning his division 5 times. Moron.
- Went 13-0 in 2004. Moron.

And knowing the ignorant moron you have exposed yourself to be, "well what were his other yrs"? Winning his division 5 times. Moron. Your boy Leach tied for a division lead ONCE. Moron.

Your boy Leach has not be a head coach as long as Tubs. And Tubs has a better record than your boy Leach.

My Saban comparison was simply used to expose your total ignorance and your moronic method for pick a head coach.

"What was his record last yr."

Look moron, nobody has come to your rescue or even slightly agrees with your point; "What was Tuberville's record last yr."

Sorry, but you can't change your moronic method just because you have been exposed for the fool you are.

1) Everyone knows it was his first yr at TT.
And his 1st yr record at TT was better than
Sabans at Bama.

2) Everyone get's it. Using your method you would have past on Saban, that's all. Moron.

Now, most of the contributors to this forum are laughing at you.

You have have been exposed for the ignorant GrayTurd that you are.

Now, the interesting point here is that I simply suggested a look at the body of Tuberville's work. Over the last 15 yrs his SEC Head Coaching record rivals that of both Saban and Miles. No NC, that's right. Undefeated seasons, Tubs has one and Saban has one Miles best season record is 2 losses.

Oh, and his first year record TT is better than Sabans first year at Bama.

But, you don't think he's cool. Or you don't like his looks. Save that for picking your next boy friend. Not for picking a Head Coach.

FOOL!

There is one name that nobody is talking about. Chris Petersen - the head coach at Boise State. He has everything we need in our next hire. He has head coaching experience in the college game. He's an offensive-minded coach that runs a prolific offense, and it's not the gimmicky spread. He's a winner, and has done so with much lesser talent. he gets everything he can out of his players. His kids show up for every game, ready to play. They are disciplined, and make very few mistakes. With TCU leaving for the Big East, Boise's State's conference is in disarray. This guy is perfect for us, and ripe for the picking. Any questions?

GREG DOYEL IS A FREAKING JACKWAGON!! You heard it here first.

ThirdPartySource is correct on all of his info.

At da U we are about facts, figures, and stats not opinions.

@championships is all that matters,

Are you a hurricanes fan?

Is Peterson even on Kirby's list?

Why does not the Herald censor some of the comments being expressed, laced with profanity, and venom?

Having R telling someone that he has never met to "go kill yourself" is disgraceful.

A major newspaper like the Herald should not allow this sort of unfiltered dialog to go undetected.

For your information R, I am a graduate of the University, and have real word experience by serving in our armed forces and seeing death up close. Your comments are not appreciated by myself, or I am sure, the majority of readers on this site.

There is one name that we aren’t hearing about. Hope Kirby doesn’t overlook this guy. Chris Petersen - the head coach at Boise State. He has everything we need in our next hire. He has head coaching experience in the college game. He's an offensive-minded coach that runs a prolific offense, and it's not the gimmicky spread. He's a winner, and has done so with much lesser talent. He gets everything he can out of his players. His kids show up for every game, ready to play. They are disciplined, and make very few mistakes (turnovers, penalties, missed tackles, blown assignments and dropped passes) - something our kids desperately need to learn. He runs a clean program, and doesn't come with any baggage. With TCU leaving for the Big East, Boise's State's conference is in disarray. This guy is perfect for us, and ripe for the picking.

Apologies for not being able to sort through the previous pages for a possible answer - I cannot understand how Mullen is considered a good option and the leading option for the HC job?

I've read his Wikipedia page and I saw that he followed Meyer around for a while and then parlayed that into a HC job.

Two years, improvement in year two from year one, but still 8-4. A hard conference, but UM has stated they're looking for the best of the best, Mullen isn't that.

So can anyone tell me if I'm missing something in this equation? Does he have any UM ties? Does he have some kind of offensive scheme that UM wants? What am I missing?

nycane - Dan Hawkins soured me on Petersen, if you don't know his story google him.

HIRE MIKE LEACH!

http://hireleach.com/

FACEBOOK GROUP: Bring-Mike-Leach-to-The-U

Just throwing in another possible candidate with great success... Petersen of Boise State.

https://twitter.com/MikeLeachToTheU

hocutt@Miami.edu
dshalala@miami.edu
Athleticdirector@miami.edu
bjames@miami.edu
cfreet@miami.edu
thernandez@miami.edu


Send emails!

Listen up folks. There are GREAT candidates out there. Harbaugh is the best of the bunch. They are NOT coming to Miami.

Repeat. They will NOT come to Miami.

Did you see our last 3 coach searches? NOBODY wanted this job in 94, nobody wanted it in 2000, nobody wanted it in 2006.

Mike Leach WANTS IT and he has a BETTER RESUME then any candidate out there not named Jim Harbaugh.

All of these other names are nonsense. Edsall, Golden, Mullen. They have beaten NOBODY of significance. NOT 1 SINGLE impressive win vs a good top ranked team and Edsall and Golden coach in terrible conferences yet they continue to lose 5 games a year.

Hire Mike Leach.


nycane - Dan Hawkins soured me on Petersen, if you don't know his story google him.

Posted by: Eudocimus | December 03, 2010 at 01:37 PM

not the same situation. Chris Petersen has beaten Oklahoma, Oregon (twice), TCU, and VT in the past four years and hasn't lost at home in forever... He's not Dan Hawkins; he'd be GREAT for Miami.

Tubberville? PLEASE. No more Jimmy Johnson lackey coaches. Nick Saban made him run from the state with his tails tucked between his legs. BORING coach. BORING football.

Just look at Auburn since he's left them.......success. Look at him now, continued losing

HIRE MIKE LEACH

Thanks OL Cane.

Look, I don't know if Tubs is the guy.

But whoever it is he should be judged on his record. And not because he's cool or looks good or is young, etc.

And quite frankly, whatever anyone thinks about Tuberville on a "personal bases", they can't HONESTLY put his career, here at UM or the 14 years he spent in the SEC, down. Really. An undefeated season a one loss season and 5 division titles, in the SEC.

Weather you like him or not, his record is clear.

And much better than most of the guy's being pushed hear. I mean really, Dan Hawkins has done nothing since he left Boise St. Now, if he could repeat what he did at BS, maybe. But, I wouldn't take a chance on him.

----------------------------------------------
ThirdPartySource is correct on all of his info.

At da U we are about facts, figures, and stats not opinions.

@championships is all that matters,

Are you a hurricanes fan?

Posted by: OL Cane | December 03, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/12/canes-meet-wait-watch-as-search-goes-on.html?cid=6a00d83451b26169e20147e0591a95970b#comment-6a00d83451b26169e20147e0591a95970b#ixzz174oLIUkM

Send e-mails to Hocutt? Are you kidding?!

Really, you guy's are something else.

Manny, cut these un-cane like fools out. This is a joke. These GrayTurds and HalfA$$ U'ers spend more time on a Canes forum than there own.

You girls are funny though!

Aside from the bogus camparison of Chris Petersen (who's taken Boise to whole new heights) to Dan Hawkins, the only ‘knocks’ I've heard on Chris Petersen is that he doesn’t have the fiery attitude of a Jimmy Johnson, Butch Johnson, Dennis Erickson, that has been Miami’s trademark coaches over the years…but Howard Schenllenberger who built the program was pretty calm. Petersen at this point would be my #1 guy if I’m Kirby…and there’s no better year to get him with his Sr. QB leaving, they just got upset by Nevada, and TCU headed to the Big East while Boise was rejected by the Pac 10. Go get him NOW Kirby!

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