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Larranaga has contract extended through 2022

Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larranaga, fresh off lead the program to its first ACC regular season and postseason titles, has received a three-year extension from the University of Miami -- stretching his stay in South Florida through the 2022 season.

The Associated Press first reported the news and a University of Miami spokesman confirmed it. 

Larranaga, 63, will be a few months shy of his 73rd birthday when the contract expires.

“Since Jim and Liz's arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a tremendous impact not only on our basketball program and our student-athletes, but also on the South Florida community,” athletic director Blake James said in a statement released by the school. “The phenomenal on-court success of the team last season is just the start of something great. We are thrilled that Jim and Liz will be a fixture at UM for many years to come.”

Larranaga, 49-20 in two seasons at Miami, led the Hurricanes to 29 wins last season, a trip to the Sweet 16 and was The Associated Press' coach of the year. The Hurricanes were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country in the AP poll.

“The University of Miami is an elite academic institution, in a great geographical location, competing in the best basketball league in the country,” Larrañaga said in a statement released by the school. “It has always been my goal to compete at the very highest level, so I am fortunate, and humbled, that I will be able to pursue this opportunity for the remainder of my career.”

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Great signing! Now to keep the mo-jo going on and off the court = recruiting!!

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Duhhhh, I's be a 50 year old douche maggot.

Comprende, Soldy. See you at Bowl Bar, slunkmeat.

Awesome, Jim will continue to keep us competitive in the ever changing ACC conference. Looking forward t their season but at the same time looking forward to football even more.

Calvin,

I can't understand what this thing has come too. How do you think OUR guys feel when their HEAD COACH won't even admit they're just as good as the gators. He don't want to admit it because the results on Saturday would fall dead square on his back. And time and time again he's shown he can't handle that yet. It's always, we aren't quite there yet, we're still young, we're not operating on auto pilot. They say he don't want to give the gators bulletin board material.

When have the Miami hurricanes ever gave a shat about giving someone bulletin board material

Posted by: True Cane | September 03, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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What it's called is, goldie tries to come off as being this all-time great leader. He writing binders as if he has the blue-print to the Ultimate prize and hasn't ever Truly won jack-shat yet. Seriously, you got to think about the mindset & audacity of this guy, his agenda and the way he tries to portray himself like he's John Wooten or some type of legendary coach and again, hasn't won jack-shat with that formula.

So when i hear coach goldie basically saying he's waiting to see what "brand" these players have to determine for themselves according to goldie, basically this is a classic case of a guy leading from the back.

^^^^^

Lying sack of garbage. You are a coward, Calvin. Making things up. What a lying piece of garbage.

Than what he likes to do is sit back, see which unit is playing the best and than start sac riding to the media that group so & so "have started taking to the training and bringing their techniques to the game and are doing what they are coached to do"

Trying to insure that he makes it seem like it's not the players it's us, the coaching staff that's making the difference. Alot fo selfishness with coach goldie's words when he talks. Like last year, he couldn't wait to say when asked about the dzp interception against boston college "he did exactly what he was coached to do" all i remember thinking man, STHU goldie, stop trying to sac ride off that man and speak from a team perspective, but he's to busy trying to defend clown 117th every chance he gets, it's just as sickening as see the defense play.

Why do 'Canes want #Gators on sked? Simple. FAU game drew 50,151. UF game sold out (capacity, 76,854).

Posted by: Calvin | September 05, 2013 at 11:50 AM

You spell like a first grader, no chance you went to college. Stop following the University of Miami.

Calvin- stop talking to yourself. That's called schizophrenia.

Go m---f---ing canes!

Its all about this m---fing U!

calvin.....no matter what he says, the road to bcs goes thru the state of florida.....if he cant beat in state rivals UM is done....

if UM loses its because of coaching......florida is younger and smaller....UM has home field advantage....what else do you need, to be spotted 14 points?, lol

golden/dnofrio are boxed in......performance is all that matters.....sooner or later you have to perform.....now is his time.....

failure to win will support that these 2 are not experienced enough to lead UM to bcs....

every recruit is watching this game.....UM will NEVER get the top florida athletes if we lose to UF and FSU....

Calvin,

You hear the difference with a championship coach (satan) after their game he said " we have too much talent to struggle like that on offense" not singling out anyone and he has the pedigree to do so but he keeps it in house. our guy golden tongue "guys are freelancing too much, running backs aren't staying true to their target, offensive lineman and db's are using their technique" . He has the nerve to say that at a press conference but won't say he believes his kids are as talented as the gators. He leaving himself an excuse. We've already heard the "well they are a little bit ahead of us" excuse last year. It's funny how far we've come from "being right there" after the sun bowl to not even being sure if we're just as talented as Florida.

^^^^^

Ahh, yes. How refreshing. The voice of reason. Voltaire you say? Nahhh, it is one Jim Gallo. He of the consistent, coherent posts which discuss a variety of topics. He is not a one-trick pony.

Kill yourself Gallo. My offer stands.

Im fat. And I like to look at nudie pics of grandmas.

Calvin,

You hear the difference with a championship coach (satan) after their game he said " we have too much talent to struggle like that on offense" not singling out anyone and he has the pedigree to do so but he keeps it in house. our guy golden tongue "guys are freelancing too much, running backs aren't staying true to their target, offensive lineman and db's are using their technique" . He has the nerve to say that at a press conference but won't say he believes his kids are as talented as the gators. He leaving himself an excuse. We've already heard the "well they are a little bit ahead of us" excuse last year. It's funny how far we've come from "being right there" after the sun bowl to not even being sure if we're just as talented as Florida.

Posted by: True Cane | September 05, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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No doubt, and this is why coach goldie keeps talking about "Hope" this and "Hope" that cause he doesn't know. Once i heard coach goldie say referring to Boston college "that's a good team over there, don't let anybody tell you different" i knew than his ability to evaluate what a good team is was way off. Lo & Behold, boston college ended up 2 & 10. I was watching that game and knew we wasn't playing at a high level, we were just playing against a garbage team that we struggled to beat. This whole thing fits perfectly with how HARRIETTUBMAN(& i think gallow too) framed it that goldie's doesn't have the ability to execute his own game plan", it's bigger than him.

It's comical and irritating to me at the same time how coach goldie walks around as if he has a "how to book" on winning a national championship and he's never done it. Talk about putting the cart before the horse, well he's been doing it for sure.

I remember coach goldie called himself acting like he got offended when somebody was asking him about the book and they didn't seem to give that binder the reverence coach goldie wanted he got short with em talking "hey, that's my life's work"

Had i been that guy he said that to i would've told goldie, my man, you need to calm yo arse down, i'll throw this shat in the trash".

Coach L is awesome.

Great motivator and Speaker.

In fact he put us on the map and will continue to do so as new prospects look on the 'U' as a viable program.

When I attended the 'U', we would get free tickets to show up at games, and team members would walk on campus and in the dorms trying to generate interest.

Great changes due to a motivated inspirational Coach.
Congrats Coach L.
Job well done.
Go 'Canes

Lady Calvina dumber thn ever.

No one with an IQ over 50 would suggest that a coach talk down an upcoming opponent, esp one you play frequently.No matter how bad they may be, you find a couple attributes to talk about in a positive manner.

By the way, Coach L has multiple binders on every practice he's ever run. I guess he is a idiot also?

Oh and idiot Calvina, don't spend time fantasizing about the clever things you'd say to Golden re: his book:

1. You are not remotely clever
2. You rarely get out of the basement so you'll never be in a room with Golden, or anyone else, having an actual discussion.
3. You're bottom tier dumb and can't spell either.

Upping Coach L is a no brainer, and solidifies a great 1-2 punch with coach Meier and coach Larranaga.
Everyone predicts a steep decline this year. I predict if the fans turnout like from midseason on last year, Canes will be #1 or 2 in our division.
Who woulda thunk it?
Congrats, coach L!!!

Calvin and Gallo,

How did a post about The U's Basketball team end up with you guys crapping on Al Golden. I understand you're upset but come on, you say the same things day in and day out. How about you comment on coach L....instead of turning a basketball post into yet another chance to attack our football team. It doesn't make any sense. The two topics are completely different. I respect all opinions but not when they're brought up at a completely irrelevant time. Just wait and see what happens on Saturday before you say anymore. I stand by the U....GO Canes!

Calvin and Gallo,

How did a post about The U's Basketball team end up with you guys crapping on Al Golden. I understand you're upset but come on, you say the same things day in and day out. How about you comment on coach L....instead of turning a basketball post into yet another chance to attack our football team. It doesn't make any sense. The two topics are completely different. I respect all opinions but not when they're brought up at a completely irrelevant time. Just wait and see what happens on Saturday before you say anymore. I stand by the U....GO Canes!

Posted by: RJ | September 05, 2013 at 02:44 PM
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Man, i meant to post this about coach larranaga, his raise is definitely a raise well deserved. Here's a guy, didn't come in with a big binder, but has a resume of accomplishments that proves that he's a real headcoach, so the question is not whether or not he can coach the question, how soon will the players he recruit develop into actual champions or be on the brink. So his extension he definitely go his Just-do & it was justifiable! Here's a guy that came in, and i can't remember him making any excuses about the nc2a investigation, all he did was come in and coach guys up to reach there own God given potential and put them in positions to maximize that potential. A real coach that brought out the best in the players he took over, just so happens that their best was not at the national championship level, but they did become lower level champions for sure, that's all you want out of a headcoach!

RJ, U do understand that its going on three days of U saying the same things as well. Please don't turn into the blog monitor, many have tried and failed. Our football team isn't being attack (for the one millionth time), the coach is being critiqued and criticized for what he says or doesn't say and what he does and doesn't do. Is it redundant? Yes. Is the spin cycle, excuses, and accountability evading redundant by our coach? Yes as well, thus here we are. U need to spend some checking (since it seems like U are passionate about this) those who tell them that they aren't fans, challenge their manhood, tell them they're clueless, call them trolls and other ways to let them know that their opinion don't matter and aren't respected.

Respectful validation and acceptance of differing viewpoints might go a long way to quelling the redundancy u continue to harp on. U seem to be only admonishing the response, but ignoring the root or cause. This is an open and public blog based almost entirely on Cane football, U can't tell anyone when their thoughts are relevant or not.

They do crap on Golden, but he alone is not the Cane football team, just a integral part that they believe is inept and there's evidence to support such an assertion (14-11, 40-45, 116th ranked total defense). When the longer timers here learn to accept these facts and that it is going to be expressed, mentioned and discussed here--then this blog will improve. The sequence of events (cause and effect) are documented. Why don't U dedicate a few posts to advising the root of your issues as well.

I stand by the U and i support my mother too. but if she is doing something wrong and I address it, but my older brother would rather not, but he'd rather wait to see if she eventually gets it or changes, that doesn't make him a more supportive son than I am. We been "waiting to see what happens Saturday" for almost 10 years. After see ing that same movie every fall Saturday for 10 years, some people would rather tell the story of the movie before it begins.

Its like little kids watching the Lion King--they all know the lines, so how would one look getting upset because other kids yelling them out in anticipation. We all want to believe that the Godfather is gonna come on Saturday (like it used to for us) at noon, but its gonna be MacGyver again. Go Canes!

Calvin,

Understood, Saturday is put up or shut up. Go Canes!

It begs the question y'all Cane partisans... Are both Goldie and D'Onofrio bloody ready for the BIGGEST GAME of their young college football coaching careers.

And more so y'all Hurricane rUffians... Can the BELOVED Goldie and D'Onofrio HANDLE the PRESSURE of all that surrounds a game of this EPIC, MAGITUDE. hUh

By the way, there are a VAST MAJORITY of Miami loyalist whom DON'T BELIEVE this the BIGGEST GAME in a couple of seasons. dUh

And I stated with SAGACIOUS insight that I-F Miami were to win on Saturday. The Hurricanes would FINISH the REGULAR season RANKED in the Top 10. Get outta' here, outsider!

Well, at least Stevie Morris is on the SAME BRAINWAVE as this LOYAL Miami Hurricane football fan!

"This is more than just one game," Morris said. "This is a chance for us to set up the rest of the season and beyond. We all know what's at stake." Sporting News, college football

Perhaps RJ is a Canespace " undercover " brUte and what not.

Because his M.O. is TYPICAL of that Canespace/eoth den of Good Ol' Boys. Eh. What say.

And yes, 95% of the Cane football chit-chat is DIRECTED at both Goldie and D'Onofrio. hUh

Nevertheless, y'all Cane zealots can post what ever pleases your OVER-INFLATED, collective egos!

Y'all can even can continue with the AD HOMINUM attacks and what not.

Because y'all Cane rUffians AIN'T got nothing on me!!

Err... is that the MAN/CAPTAIN CHARLEY ain't got nothing on me. dUh

The unbridled support and heaping of unjustified praise posts about al golden are just as redundant as those that antagonize him in response.

Which brings me to this question:

Which opinion has the most validity and credibility?

1) Al Golden is the best football coach in America.

OR

2) Al Golden does not have the ability to coach and/or lead the Miami Hurricane football program to a National Championship.

This question is open to anyone.

I've heard innumerable negative responses to the 2nd statement, but almost none towards the first statement. Judge the messages--not the messengers.

Harriet,

I am not trying to be a blog monitor, just simply pointing out that we shouldn't bring up the common football debate on a basketball post.

Your post did hit hard at home though. I understand your frustration as a Cane fan and certainly agree that the mediocrity needs to end. I myself am a die hard fan and haven't missed a game since I was 4 years old. I will point out that I am only 18 (whether or not you respect my opinion as a kid is up to you) but just because I am younger doesn't mean I don't know my teams history. The 83,87,89,91,01 teams all settled for nothing less then pure dominance and yes I would love to see us get back to that. Actually I would go as far out and say that I expect that to return.

I can tell you're just as passionate for this team as anyone otherwise you wouldn't be posting on this blog every day like many others. Therefor I like your opinion because it's insightful...I may not always agree with it, but you do have substance behind your posts which garners respect. You could certainly make the point that I am just as much to blame lately for the intensity on this blog; however, overall I have good intentions. Fans beating up on each other doesn't seem to be an efficient use of anybody's time.

Lastly your point about "telling the story before the movie begins" is a good point. A lot of frustration has built up inside of us and it's hard to keep going through weeks anxiously hoping our team is back. I try to remain positive but that can eventually only get me so far. That's why I have been harping on this year and letting it play out. Every coach deserves 3 years. Because by year 3 the talent on the field is mainly his. Coker won with Butche's talent. That's why after a few years Coker's teams digressed significantly. Goes to show he wasn't a good coach. This is the last year I am giving Al and his staff that's why I remain positive. Hopefully it will be a good year but perhaps it wont be. Time will tell. Looking forward to other discussions whatever the result of this season is. Have a good one my friend and Go Canes!

Don't dignify this moron Harriett with a rational response. The clear answer is neither. His question is a red-herring. Notice how one choice is an absolute which is infinitely debatable, i.e. you could make a case against any coach being the best, even Saban.

The other option is one that, outside of Saban, Miles, and Meyer, lumps everyone together. So basically, if Golden is not one of these three, then he is a failure? Are all of the other 117 coaches then failures? Logically, they would have to be.

That is the fallacy of this moron Harriett.

Respect RJ! Your age has ABSOLUTELY zero impact on my acceptance of U or the value of your opinion. I love hanging with my 13 younger nephews when I get a chance, they keep my mind fresh, when my age of 34 can begin to shrink my tolerance level.

D, this kid could NEVER be a good ole boy Cane--why? Because that ideology absolutely forbids humility and admitting fault. They believe in being wrong and upholding that wrong to the very end without compromise. Humility is a deficiency to them.

RJ, i'm one of those kids who wants to blurt out the story before its finished lol! I've been trying to stop with this negative thinking, but stuff just aint adding up, even with Stephen Morris--who was a key to my efforts to be optimistic this season. All the top QBs had stellar opening games this weekend except him. He needs to ball out this weekend, period! I admit that this thinking is sort of a coping mechanism to get me through what i feel has become systematic ineptitude in our football program. I'll try harder and U are correct that every coach should receive 3 seasons.

"They believe in being wrong and upholding that wrong to the very end without compromise. Humility is a deficiency to them."

HarriettTubmanDouchebag, kettle meet pot.

If its an absolute why have U never questioned or debated it when Ron Zook has posted it numerous times over?

Thats the exact way he posts it verbatim, so what are U saying? You'd have to take your issues with his opinion, up with him--which again--U have never done (my point).

The 2nd option doesn't mention nor encompass ANY other name or coach other than Al golden, so why the smokescreen of other coaches this and that. The opinion was stated clearly and basically represents/summarizes the posts of those who are critical of Golden's coaching acumen. #2 is all we're trying to say. Please don't convolute it to evade, deny, and discredit. Answer the question or be quiet.

How is it kettle to pot, when I've expressed my shortcomings and apologized to posters on this very blog myself? Is that not considered acts of humility???

Now whether I'm wrong or not is anyone's opinion. I certainly have facts to support #2. Golden is 14-11, 40-45, and coached UM to its lowest defensive ranking ever last season at 116th in the country. Thats non-debatable lol!!

Now where are your dissenting facts to the contrary?

RJ, notice the name-change, insults, and confusing response to my clear and concise question above. Thats good ole boy-esque damage control at its finest. Evade and ignore accountability or truth acceptance by deploying name-calling and labels to discredit the source.

You are a moron. Your #1 is phrased as an absolute but is, in reality, completely debatable. It is a no-win. Besides, not one poster has ever made that claim. When anyone show support for AG, you immediately go to the extreme. It is the harbor of the weak intellect. It is easy to argue for or against an extreme. It becomes more difficult when you move away from the extreme but, since you have an agenda and you are a moron, you cannot do it.

As for #2, what is your criteria for determining whether AG is a coach to take the Canes to the national championship level? Jimmy Johnson thinks he is but YOU know better? You are a bumbling idiot that spends his life on this blog and somehow you know more than Coach Johnson or the dozens of former players who have expressed support?

Since you provide no context or criteria, then the only way to know if a coach is NC material is if they, you know, actually won one. That is why those three coaches were named. The other 117 in college football have not (outside of Mack Brown but he is useless) so are they all in the same category? How do you begin so separate those 117? What is your criteria?

Typical. Blog. Moron.

i have a feeling canes will lose. and im a canes fan. guys let be real gators play in the sec.

If thats not how a troll speaks and acts--then what is?

should faux intellectual tub be shot or hung?

He should have his koran shoved up his arse length-wise.

rj, i'm not sure where you're from, but it's football all the time down here, no matter what the blog title is. Basketball is a side order for us, even the heat, although they're doing their thang thang, if UM is back on top they'll be a side-order to just like the dolphins!

Calvin,

I was born in Miami and moved around a lot when I was younger. I currently attend college in New York and have to for the most part stream the games online because all they show up here is fricken Syracuse ***yawn***.

I understand basketball is a side note, my dad always used to tell me that nothing mattered besides Hurricane Football and he's right. Still however, I support the basketball team and was pumped with their run last year. I know football takes priority, however I feel that we should show basketball some love on a blog post about their team. 99% of the other are on football so it only seemed fair. Go Canes!

^^^The proof is in the pudding. Their mouths/tongues have the ability to say anything but their bodies and behaviors are devoid of choice. They can't help but be deceptive and evil. Sad really.


Al Golden is the best coach in all of college football, which will mean soon you, Calvin and others will be changing your screen names.
Here's a hint...find a pee-wee league football blog and try to sell the kids on all of your knowledge...LOL!
Posted by: Ron Zook | August 29, 2013 at 10:31 PM
JVille, I wasn't even gonna go there with him. It gets tiring. He habitually posts the EXACT opposite of reality. Everyone's a Gator but he's Ron Zook??

You see Calvy...the best coach in all of college football, Al Golden, is building a team with enormous fight in them...AND ENORMOUS STRENGTH AND SIZE.
Posted by: Ron Zook | August 30, 2013 at 04:25 PM

No one has ever said this huh? Thats just two on consecutive days, so imagine how much work and time I'd have to dedicate to this buffoonery. I'm not even gonna go back to where he wasn't even using ..."college", it was in football period.

The criteria is wins and losses on the job, or your success rate. Gallo put up the wings loss stats of successful coaches, some who've gone onto win NCs and their was a clear pattern of results in the first 8 seasons as a head coach no matter where they coached. Golden is in his 8 or 9 year as a head coach on the Division 1 level and his 40-45 record and 14-11 at UM record doesn't stake up. Those coaches also developed strong defenses which were stalwarts of their brand and eventual success. Our defense has regressed to the extreme during his tenure. Are these not facts or relevant/acceptable criteria? WHERE ARE YOUR PROOFS to the contrary my friend!

All u respond with is finger-pointing, a misrepresentation of prior events and name-calling. Where is your argument and where is its proofs?

JJ and former players have an opinion just like I do. They're hoping for the best and basing their beliefs off of cosmetics (which do count), but that is not the only factor. Results matter as well. They have to be politically correct when asked these sort of questions, but I don't have the same restrictions on a sports blog. Also, I'm going on 3 and half weeks of blogging here, but have been on Earth for 34 years, so thats not my life here. Do U have a point, purpose or motivation other than deception?

Yall threatening violence now? I'll be at the Pittsburgh game and I'll supply the Quran.

Yo, Dz on ur chin!!! Eh What Say.
Cough!!!

Harrietta Tubman do you have a job or are you at the library killing time retired?..

I run my Company, and occasionally glance and read the blogs on a break or quickly at lunch, or between appointments.

You like to see your blogs or is there a little narcisstic tendencies present..Playing and jumping on two sides of an issue and then debating multiple points. Often contradicting yourself?...HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Personalities??????????
Go 'Canes

These kids are in the best condition they have been in years...

That alone is a step in the right direction. How can you bemoan the physicality of our athletes on one hand, then complain when they're bigger, stronger, and faster than recent years?

Don't they stand better ground to compete against the 'mighty' SEC now more than they did before?

Calvin, the players set the brand. The last time they played Florida, they got their lunch handed to them. Let's see what Saturday brings.

Jim Larranaga is a class act. UM Basketball struck gold when they landed him. He can recruit (South Beach does that for him) and he can coach. The Canes are not through with the ACC. You mark my word. He will win it again in two years, and I wouldn't be suprised if they contend this year, although if they do, it will be his best coaching job ever. He knows what he is doing.

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