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Kehoe's return 'makes everything feel right again at UM'

Art Kehoe, who won five national championships as a UM assistant coach, was finally named the Hurricanes offensive line coach Monday -- about a week after rumors began to surface he might have a chance to return home.

Art Kehoe Kehoe, 52, spent the past two seasons as the offensive line coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He played two seasons for UM as a junior-college transfer and served as an assistant UM coach for 25 years before he was fired Jan. 2, 2006, by former coach Larry Coker.

New coach Al Golden interviewed Kehoe last Thursday in Mississippi. Kehoe accepted the job Sunday and the announcement was formally made late Monday afternoon. 

"Everybody who has ever been coached by that guy has a pretty significant and everlasting bond with Coach Kehoe," said former Hurricane offensive lineman KC Jones, who is now a financial advisor who lives in West Palm Beach.

"He was a big reason I came to the University of Miami. His attitude and his passion is unmatched by any player or individual I've been around. You can't help but increase your tempo, your level of excitement just being around the guy. He's a guy that comes over and changes a program, the outlook, the excitement level of anybody involved."

Jones said he'll never forget what Kehoe told him when he was being recruited by UM, Oklahoma, Rice and Duke.

"I was pretty wide-eyed when I got to the University of Miami on my recruiting trip," said Jones, who from Midland, Texas. "I remember him asking me what other schools were recruiting me and when I listed the schools, he said, 'That's great. That sounds great. You can go to those other schools. But just know we're going to end up kicking your ass.

"The attitude he has is what the University of Miami is all about. He embodied that spirit. Bringing Coach Kehoe back makes everything feel right at the University of Miami again."

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finally, someone with a ring

YES!!!!!

Welcome back Coach Kehoe

now we truly have a U family

That should be our team moddow..."...just know we're going to end up kicking your ass."

Welcome "back" to The U Coach Kehoe!!!!!!!! This is a great move and will help to solidify the great line and recruiting. Very impressed with all the moves Coach Golden has made. Ready for the season to start now.

certainly feels right

In the words of the great Jim Mandich “ahhhhhhh right Miami!!!!!!” Great hire!!! He knows what Miami tradition is all about, long before we became the “U”. Coach Kehoe, great to have you back, now get that orange and green blood pumping through all the current and future ‘Canes!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!

i can't help but laugh though because of ALL the lobbying committed on this site, the other site and another... he's got you guys to thank...

the ship isnt so far away...

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!

This is a great hire, and a major move forward for the U!!

Congratulations Coach Kehoe and welcome back to the place where you belong!!!!

...and THANK YOU Coach Golden!!

I look forward to a great 2011-12 UM Football Season, as well as the many years after that in which the U will once again be in the National spotlight.

Coach Golden, Thank you for coming to the U!!!!

@Chicagocane:
That's motto

...You can go to those other schools. BUT....just know we're going to end up kicking your arrs!

Let the good times roll.........

Someone please explain-how do you go from a D-1 SEC school (Ole MIss) to coaching a non descript team in the lowly UFL. Why didn't any other D-1 school hire him, heck, even FIU passed on him.

oops...thanks MOcane...didn't proofread the post. But it's still a good motto.

Actually, rosekat, he was not hired any place else because the "U" is where he belongs. A right fit at the right time for "Us."

Welcome back Coach Kehoe, Coach Golden so far so great! From getting the right recuits, to commit and the coaches to bring the U right back to where the belong. Fear the U, forget the swagger, forget all the talk. Just bring it each & every game and watch the competition fall down in fear! Lets Go Get em Canes!

Now that's what I'm F'N talking about!!!! That's how all our coaches should feel!! Screw us against the world....it's us against the universe!! To fellow recruits, just like Kehoe said to the young KC Jones...you can go to those other schools but you better understand that we(The U) is going to kick your ass!! Join us or get beat by us!! Welcome home Kehoe!

Fantastic! Welcome home coach! It's going to be great to see you on the sidelines again!!!

Damn this feels good! I know we havent won any games yet, but it sure feels like we are doing all the things to enable us to win games!! i cant wait!!! []_[]

I'll tell U what: I had some problems with AK. But U know what, he's just what we need now. he bleeds green and orange and he reps the U.

Look for the OL to do some good things. We gotta have a winning season now, no x-cuses.

The O-Line won't have to many brain farts with this guy coaching them and if they do good lord help them!

yes!!! lets put the family back together and fix what shannon broke!

Under developed talent during the Shannon era. Did anyone see how a rookie cornerback secured a trip to the super bowl by his play at the end of the game on yesterday? I am through bashing Ex-Coach Shannon. The Golden Era has begun and is looking bright. He has put together a I believe a football staff fit for a king. If this guy isn't going to turn this program around, then why haven't a number of current players transfering? I know a few of Shannon's recruits have decommitted, but Mr. Golden has done a great job of gaining new recruits and looking in the backyard and maintaining a relationship with area coaches as well. I would not be surprise next year when Aug. 1 comes that we dont have at least 10-15 verbals. AK is probably the best hire he made in terms of the U. The only ? I have is our OC.

Whats that troll named "The Curse of Art Kehoe" gonna change his name to now? LOL

THE U, THE U, THE U is on FIIREE!!!
Welcome Back Coach Kehoe...

HURRICANE WARNING:

The waters are warming up, and the fronts are coming from everywhere!!, A real storm is going to start forming in Coral Gables, and everything has line up for the perfect storm.

America get ready, the HURRICANES are coming back!! and get ready to get your ass kicked really hard.

Hey U_Swag: U think they'll call up "Uncle Luke" now? I hear he's still over there in S. Beach.

Posted by: U are so dumb...fo real | January 24, 2011 at 07:13 PM

Hey, self-loathing douchebag with the pseudo-ghetto jargon, so have you except you are a douchebag who hates his race. Why is that, you grim human garbage?

Kharma,,,,, this is 1000% about kharma. The Canes have not done a DAMN thing since his needless firing. Larry Coke-her's worst mistake at trying to save his own ass ever,,,,,

This is "circle of life" fodder. Go Canes,, love you Art,,, welcome home.

Now we have to make Jimbo (What a stupid name for a grown man...Jimbo) utter the same words next year as we made Bowden say many time when he was coahing FSU...."It's going to be written on my tombstone I had to play Miami!"

ey U-Swag, you've been posting that EXACT SAME CRAP FOR YEARS. Wake homey, storm references, while cute, aint savin dis U.

Posted by: U are so dumb...fo real | January 24, 2011 at 07:13 PM

I've barely made any comments in the past.
However I do believe this program is heading back to the right direction, while I don't think one coach doesn't make a team better, I do believe in Coach's Golden leadership as the Head Coach of this team.
And if you don't believe this team is going to be better than it was in the past 6 years, then you can't see anything 3 feet away from your face. Because if you saw what Golden has done in just 1 1/2 months in the recruiting field. You know this guy can REALLY recruit, not like the lucky recruiting class that Shannon got in 08. Now we get to see if they can coach and DEVELOP players, and last time I checked they did a pretty good job with low rated players in Temple, and with the addition of Coach Kehoe I guess you can feel pretty good about the OL development when you Eric Winston saying that thanks to coach Kehoe is a NFL Player.

I'm just saying... I know a lot of so called UM fans are always saying crazy things like how great the 09 team was going to be, or how we are going to win everything in 2010 and etc...

You knew the U was in trouble when you have NFL scout asking themselves what are they teaching at the U, and that happened back when Calais Campbell was in his Combine.

Hopefully we can say that thinks are finally changing for good at the U

Yeah!!!!

Hiring Coach K, fired along with others during Coker's tenure, was a golden thing to do.

Things are finally steaming in the right path for our Canes!!! Now let's light up downtown in Green and Orange when the title comes back!!!

[]_[]

Manny,

When are you going to interview Coach Kehoe?

welcome back from backspace!!!

All you candycanes fans act like you won your 6th National Title.....You guys suck keep living in the past. What have you clowns done lately???? Here's the list

Notre Dame* L33-17 (a** handed to you) 2010

South Florida L23-20 OT ( REALLY USF??) 2010

Virginia Tech L31-17 (Not a surprise!) lol

Virginia L24-19 ( really the CAVS!!) Duke beat them lol

Florida State L45-17 (Who's your daddy)

Every year candycanes fans will say stuipid remarks such as.....

* WE ARE BACK!!!
* THE SWAGGER IS BACK!!
* ACC TITLE IS OURS!!!
* WE HAVE SO MUCH SPEED
* JACORY HARRIS FOR Heisman! LMFAO
* WE HAVE THE MOST PLAYERS IN THE NFL (WHO CARES)

Keep leaving in the past losers!!!!

Seems like this asshat gator turd forgets the stellar record his team posted last season. For an university like uf which has so many resources and money from both state coffers and alumni I wouldnt be calling the kettle black moron. When you reach the 7th grade on your 21rst birthday maybe it will sink in dickweed.

now the running game becomes a factor with ak. the qb will be doing more play action and this will allow the wide receivers to really have a chance to get free. 3rd and three no problem. very positive hire for the canes.

Welcome back coach Kehoe, U never should have been let go to begin with. U gotta love Kehoe's statement to Jones. Kehoe is the U. Thanks Coach Golden.

Please filter offensive comments.
Time for Miami to grow up.

Gator Troll, how r u blogging on a winning website? What have the gators done recently. Let me see: BE THE MOST DISSAPPOINTING TEAM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY! NEVER HAS EVER BEEN A TEAM TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND RETURN ALL 19 STARTERS. OH, I FORGOT IM REFERRING TO A GATOR. LETS SEE THATS 11 ON DEFENSE AND 8 ON OFFENSE=19 STARTERS. U STARTED THIS YEAR IN THE TOP 5 JUST TO FINISH UNRANKED. YOU WERE PICKED TO BE RUNNER UPS IN YOUR CONFERENCE. YOUR COACH RESIGNED BECAUSE HE AND HIS WIFE COULDN'T STOP CHEATING ON EACH OTHER. OH, HIS DAUGHTERS WERE DATING PLAYERS. WOW. U FORGOT IM A GATOR/HATER.

Gatorhater/GaCane!

Couldn't have said it better.

You can tell all the U haters are running scared.

Their worst nightmare is happening right before their eye's in broad day light!

Day after day week after week Coach Golden is putting significant piece after significant piece in place to bring The U, the Greatest Brand in College Football back to it's rightful place at the top of college football.

GO CANES!

Every year it's the same story for you clowns. Get over it. UM SUCKS!!!!!! UM fans is still stuck in 2002.

Candycane69 face the facts loser.

#1 2008 CLASS (Is a bunch of quitters)

Atleast my team don't quit before they step on the field! lmao!!!!!!!

welcome back

Your past glory days does not excuse u from ur present failure...canes fans so face it......UM SUCKS!!!!

I love this positive spirit! Go Canes!

Oh, remember since Urban has been there he has had a top three recruiting class every year. Look at your roster. It is clearly made up of 4 & 5 star paper champs. Lets see how you all look this year. U hired a coach with no head coaching experience and hired a guy who couldn't coach are recruit well in college. Granted Weis is a great NFL coordinator. He is not college material. Remember he hired a running game coordinator at Notre Dame. Florida hired a passing game coordinator when Tebow(Florida's God) was there. Funny how you can talk about us. Gator Troll go back to the wetlands where you and the rest of the Gaturds belong.P.S if it wasnt for Tebow where will your program be?

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