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Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden reportedly being courted by Penn State -- naturally

Did we really think that Al Golden could go a season without being named as a target for whatever FBS football program had an opening?

Of course not. 

However, the Penn State vacancy, now that Bill O'Brien has taken the job as the Houston Texans head coach, is one that Golden will undoubtedly ponder -- even if he is intent on staying in Miami. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State in 1991 and played tight end there for Joe Paterno. He was a team captain as a senior. 

The Harrisburg Patriot-News (pennlive.com) reported Wednesday, via a source, that Golden and Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin were both "names mentioned by a source close to the PSU program.''

  The article told readers to "expect Vanderbilt's James Franklin and Miami's Al Golden to top Penn State's football's wish list as the Nittany Lions search for the permanent successor to Bill O'Brien.''

  Penn State athletic director David Joyner told reporters Thursday that a six-member search committee intends to replace O'Brien as soon as possible, in "days, not weeks,'' pennlive.com reported.

   Golden is 22-15 in his three seasons at UM, including an extremely disheartening 36-9 loss last week to Louisville in the Champs Sports Bowl.

   Golden's current contract runs through Feb. 1, 2020.

We meet with him Monday for a post-season press conference. Should be an interesting session.

  As for Franklin, his Commodores (8-4) meet Houston (8-4) in the BBVA Compass Bowl at noon Saturday in Birmingham.

  SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

    

 

 

   

 

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Don't go al.

It's a natural fit there. He'll probably succeed in that environment. Al Golden is a northeast Penn state guy. He'll get the recruits he wants there and the support. Golden was never a Miami guy. That's not a knock. Not everyone understands Miami and how to be successful here. We're about speed, attacking, aggression and a little flash. Golden is not about any of those things. This doesn't make him a bad coach, it just makes him a bad fit for the u.

Golden please go. It's for the best for all parties.

Please, please, pretty please!!!!

Gotta feeling I'm gettin my hopes up for nothing,..

See the difference? Pinecountycane doesn't insult him, call him a pedo, etc, just says he hopes he moves on.

It is far easier to have civil discourse with someone that can express themselves with class.

Media hype, he is not going anywhere.

Reading the nonsense by those falsely claiming to be Miami fans is a clueless smorgasbord. Those claiming to know so much about the program don't know--what they don't know.

Should Al Golden elect to jettison the Miami football program it will place the Canes on the critical list.

Those who point out that the Canes football is located amongst the hotbed of recruits are correct, but to then go on and say that no matter what Miami will always be stacked with recruits simply don't understand the history of the program.

The reality is, Miami was located in the hotbed of recruiting for 54 years before it became cool for local kids to become a Cane. During those 54 years there were many great local kids who wouldn't give Miami a sniff.

Unfortunately, the cool factor is starting to become a blur in the rearview mirror as kids that are 18 and 19 years old simply don't remember those historic days.

Al Golden loves the Canes history and traditions and made reinstituting what Coker and Shannon made a mess of his number one priority. And his current 2014 recruiting class demonstrates how much the recruits believe in Al Golden and the direction he's taking the program.

Should Coach Golden leave the program the 2014 class will be a distant memory and more erosion of the Canes brand will ensue...that is a 100% certainty.

Furthermore, the new head coach's ego may not lend itself to the Canes traditions and decide he's going to institute a new approach. Should that happen and end up not working, then the Canes mystique will be gone forever. Again, remember, Al Golden not only loves the Canes traditions, he takes every opportunity to remind people of them.

Would not be a great loss for us at the "U". We need a Miami guy at the helm of our team; let the players play with moxie and attitude. So far, Howard and Bush have become cream cakes when in high school, they were brash and great players.

Many of my fellow Canes fans disgust me. I'd like to see Al stay for a while longer and see what he can accomplish now that he can recruit without worry and develop players fresh.

if it means dnofrio will leave , then good luck Al in your new job.

Would be a huge loss. Set the program back once again. This team is getting better, it's just going to take time. Next year should be better, and by the fifth year it's going to be great, IF Golden stays.

Two reasons he should stay:
1) He hasn't really accomplished anything here. Yes, the program is better off now than when he inherited it, but if all Golden can show for it is a 9-4 season, then that's not much. He is the man to turn this thing around, he just needs to give himself some time to do it.
2) If rebuilding the Miami program has been this difficult, imagine rebuilding Penn State. No bowl games for two more seasons, significant scholarship reductions, etc. You're talking a 6-year rebuilding phase until being competitive and that's if he keeps the job.

Zook
Actually, what you said in your last paragraph is exactly what al golden has done. Golden has taken his Big 10 approach and tried it here with disastrous consequences. What traditions has he upheld?
Speed? No.
Attacking man coverage, physical bump n run ? No.
Smaller linebackers that utilize speed over size and girth? No.
Letting the players have fun running a scheme that plays to their strength? No.

Does anyone remember the days when we could judge the defense by how much they cranked up and danced between downs? They loved playing fast instead of playing scared. Today we play so tight and restricted because they're so nervous that they might not get into their zone quick enough. It's a system built on fear . It also goes against everything these kids have done since the day they stepped on the field.
And that's my point. In the Big 10 it's 3 yards and a cloud of dust. The conservative approach on defense makes sense because the offenses are predictable.
You need big guys to hold up against the power running.
This isn't the Big 10. This is Miami.
Al Golden doesn't know much about the Miami tradition and that's b
He knows everything about Penn state tradition and he should be the #1 option. He'll be great there. Just not a good fit here.
Not his fault.

The thing that is comical is who do some of the fans think UM is going to hire to replace Golden? The last time UM was able to lure a top tier coach from another program was when Johnson left. Erickson was a fairly hot commodity. Since they we have had three coordinators and the Head Coach from Temple.

My gut feeling is Golden is not the first choice for PSU but #2 or #3. If he leaves, the Admin will have to scramble around to find a coach. It's not a top tier job and anyone who thinks it is, is living in 1988 not 2014.

I'm not a huge Golden fan, but I do think his best head coaching days are ahead of him. It would be better for UM if he stayed for another few years and got the program back on track. Again, this is not 1988 or 1987. Just remember, UM was on top of the CF world in 2000. It took basically one year for it to all fall apart.

This is not Texas or Alabama. UM fans are just flat out delusional.

Best of luck to Coach Golden wherever he ends up. He took the job when really no one else wanted it. That's the reality regardless of what some UM fans think. I remember people thinking they were going to hire John Gruden. RIght.... You can forget about him, Art Briles, James Franklin, or whoever else is winning right now. It would merely be a lateral move at best. And....a lateral move with that will require 2-3 years of rebuilding after all the recruits we have bolt. Why would you leave a winning situation to walk into a half full stadium with a team that will have a new starting QB next year. No winning coach in his right mind would do that.

Posted by: pinecountycane | January 02, 2014 at 08:33 PM

You simply cannot do the things you pointed out on defense if you don't have the talent. Al Golden inherited a team with no defensive linemen and due to the NCAA/Shapiro beat down has not had the opportunity to correct that situation.

Offensively, Miami has been very aggressive, but in this case the lack of depth hurt them badly as the season progressed as injuries to Duke and a variety of receivers was crippling.

Al Golden knows everything about Miami traditions and I dare say he knows more than you do. Golden followed the team closely since he was a kid and his brother attended the "U". Your comment is just another of the hundreds of falsehoods that you haters make that are simply ridiculous.

If Al Golden takes the Penn State job, and it looks like he will, Miami football will implode for the foreseeable future and 500 seasons will be considered a great accomplishment.

Of course I can already hear the haters blaming Al Golden for that certain reality. But here's the problem they will have--Al Golden will take Penn State back to championship football as he would have done for the Canes making the haters already outrageous comments all the more insane.

The guy is fresh from being completely out coached in a bowl game. They are crazy up there. Take dnofrio with you!

Golden knows he is on the Pa. State radar and he says nothing. Tells me he's gone if offered the job. I'm OK if he stays, but if it means D'Onofrio is gone, don't let the door hit you in the ass Al..

he aint going anywhere.....his wife love it here....all much ado about nothing....


Zook, in all seriousness, U are just way to emotionally invested with this whole Al Golden and Canes being back thing. We get it. We want the Canes to be back on top again too. But in your current state of mind, you just can't make anything close to a rational or objective opinion on the matter inside the bubble U reside in. Take a vacation.

And also, if U really were a former player, like many others of us here that were at a high level, there is no way you would act as emotionally about outsider Al Golden like a women at her first Chippendales show or a pre-teen little girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

Buck and HARDEN THE FU@K UP SON !

Golden's agent is throwing all this out there so Golden has leverage to keep D'ohno. He is not even on Penn. States short list.

What's the buyout ? a dozen footballs and a couple cases of cleats ?


It amazes me the patience that some people are rendering Golden when he is making $2.5 million per year and never won a title. If Penn State would like him to be their coach, PLEASE MOVE ON, and let the UM PROGRAM MOVE ON. It is ludicrous to give him more time, when he has not demonstrated any improvement, against any proven competition, or been able to COACH UP HIS OWN RECRUITS.

Do you realize that if you give every coach a five year scholarship to come to Coral Gables and TRY to do their thing, and they do not win, we will have gone through only four coaches, but would have gone two decades without winning a National Championship. That is 20 years. Does anyone care that the program is now on year 13? This is unacceptable. Things are not any better than when under Randy. Randy was a bit in over his head as a head coach, but he should have been offered to stay on as Defensive Coordinator. Not that he had to fight for the money that was due to him.

A coach, any coach,in today's coaching environment, and especially at our tradition winning school should get no more than three years to make a BCS impact. If not, then its time to MOVE ON!

I blame the administration more than Golden. Other than Bernie Kosar, the administration has not deferred or asked assistance from some of the best former UM coaches and players in the NFL, let alone hire them. There is no reason UM should be at this depth of mediocrity. The talent, wisdom, experience and success that has come out of that football program in the past 20 years, is unparalleled with any other program in the country. Yet, the administration does not make use of this invaluable resource, even on a consultant basis. The former players and coaches say the same thing! If changes are not made with Golden and/or his staff, then there needs to be more accountability toward the administration.

Saban got Bama to the BCS Championship and won in year three, with dealing with similar NCAA circumstances. Golden wholeheartedly believes that the Canes are not where we need to be in year three. Really? So, why stick with him then. So, how long will it take before the Canes are "Where we need to be"? Five, six, seven years into his stay? Basically two recruiting classes. Letting him play out his contract with no accountability and championships until 2020 will be 19 years since UM won it all. People must be insane to allow this to happen when better/championship proven coaches are available.

No doubt Golden is perhaps a nice guy, hard worker, good recruiter. However, if those kids aren't coached up, you'll have mediocrity indefinitely stepping forward no matter what star ranking they have.

Personally the under the radar recruiting of three star kids, who are coached up to become first round NFL picks, is what I prefer. Less time chasing after the same carrot all the other schools are chasing with the four and five star kids, and more time you can devote towards developing your signed talent. Butch is the master at that, as taught by Jimmy Johnson. The only prequisites Butch and Jimmy had is that the recruit had to have a chip on their shoulder, a fire in their belly, and be fast, fast, fast, so that they could take a Safety and make them a linebacker, or take a tight end and make them a defensive tackle.

Since the administration, the coaching staff, and many of this sites bloggers do not have the urgency to WIN, it may be time to take the U off the helmet and replace it with an M. M not being for Miami, but M for mediocrity.

Those who continue to think this moron needs more time to turn this program around are still delusional. They're plenty of good headcoaches who want this job, but what a lot of people don't understand is, what made UM what it was, was always the stability of the assistant coaches who had no desire to go anywhere or be anywhere but here. You put coach don soldinger back on staff, he's one of the most confident coaches in the world and when you put confident coaches with confident kids, you get championships. art kehoe same confidence, Shannon, all the real Miami guys that coached here, they don't need a lot of money, they just luv to coaching at home.

If you think Shannon wouldn't come back here you're crazy, he'd be the d-co here with no problem, suing UM wasn't personal it was business. At the same time though, Shannon wouldn't want to be here if the mandate is still the same though, but if you get a lot of the Miami type coaches back here, once the recruits and college football world see and know that Miami is back, they'll be back here too.

You put coach don soldinger back on staff, he's one of the most confident coaches in the world and when you put confident coaches with confident kids, you get championships. art kehoe same confidence, Shannon, all the real Miami guys that coached here, they don't need a lot of money, they just luv to coaching at home.

Posted by: Calvin | January 02, 2014 at 09:05 PM

could our team this year, or next year even play with Oklahoma or Bama ... or LSU, FSU, Oregon, Auburn, etc ... ? With or without Coach Golden ?

Susan and Manny, you have, no, you are required to use everything available to ensure Al Golden leaves.

I love soldinger. Miami is certainly an attractive job. Anyone who says it isn't simply knows nothing about the state of Miami. It's in the hotbed of recruiting.
Tubberville said that "The university of Miami should win the national championship every year with the talent it has in its backyard. People say we aren't talented enough to be aggressive. So you're saying that every other team in the conference, in the country, have more talent than we do? No the talent argument is a myth. We have enough talent to be better than 116th in the country and then 90th. We have ample talent to beat duke, to beat our coastal counterparts if we stop running the deep zone nonsense and get back to running Miami defense.


The thing that is comical is who do some of the fans think UM is going to hire to replace Golden? The last time UM was able to lure a top tier coach from another program was when Johnson left. Erickson was a fairly hot commodity. Since they we have had three coordinators and the Head Coach from Temple.

My gut feeling is Golden is not the first choice for PSU but #2 or #3. If he leaves, the Admin will have to scramble around to find a coach. It's not a top tier job and anyone who thinks it is, is living in 1988 not 2014.

I'm not a huge Golden fan, but I do think his best head coaching days are ahead of him. It would be better for UM if he stayed for another few years and got the program back on track. Again, this is not 1988 or 1987. Just remember, UM was on top of the CF world in 2000. It took basically one year for it to all fall apart.

This is not Texas or Alabama. UM fans are just flat out delusional.

Best of luck to Coach Golden wherever he ends up. He took the job when really no one else wanted it. That's the reality regardless of what some UM fans think. I remember people thinking they were going to hire John Gruden. RIght.... You can forget about him, Art Briles, James Franklin, or whoever else is winning right now. It would merely be a lateral move at best. And....a lateral move with that will require 2-3 years of rebuilding after all the recruits we have bolt. Why would you leave a winning situation to walk into a half full stadium with a team that will have a new starting QB next year. No winning coach in his right mind would do that.

Posted by: James | January 02, 2014 at 08:49 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^

Your, for the most part, accurate observations will have no impact on the clueless who post on this blog claiming to be Miami fans.

Rivals.com is reporting that Al Golden is in fact Penn State's first choice as their new head coach.

While I am sickened what Al Golden's potential departure means to Miami football going forward--I do find humor that the moron haters don't get that another school came in a took away our head coach, which in their minds must be swag, or old style Canes football or a Canes thing that only they understand.

Hello...Golden isn't leaving to become a pro coach! He isn't leaving because he was fired. He's leaving because like most everyone else in the country knows--Al Golden is a 5 star football coach who will field championship teams at Penn State.

The haters aren't smart enough to realize that the program has been beatch slapped if Golden leaves for Penn state, yet, the 19 year old recruits will damn well understand what took place.

I would be surprised if Penn State offers Al Golden a job.

Who would hire a coach that has had stud players for the past three years and has underachieved?

Unfortunately, Al is going no where, he is staying put at Miami.

Al Golden will continue to learn how to be a coach at the expense of the University of Miami football program.

The only way to get rid of Al Golden is to fire him, and that is not going to happen until his contract runs out!

Miami, get used to Al and hope he changes his ways.

Al Golden is a great guy and fine recruiter. An excellent "face of the football program". HOWEVER, let's be very clear about one very important thing: he is CONSTANTLY being out-coached and out-prepared in football games. Not only is he routinely being taken to school by legendary old timers like Frank Beamer & Bill Snyder, but he also is getting taken to the coaching woodshed by YOUNG coaches like Charlie Strong, Randy Edsal, and others. He is a loyal guy, which is another problem. His loyalty to his long time friend and Defensive Coordinator Mark Donoffrio has led to Miami having a laughingstock Defense that routinely gives up 500 yards, most of it on the ground.

Bottom line, I like Al Golden. I think he's a great guy. I just don't think he's a great IN GAME football coach. He's great at all the other things a coach needs to do well. Just not that great at coming up with good game plans, or at making in-game adjustments. I would give him one more year. Maybe he will be better next year after having done a lot of LEARNING of how to coach the past three years. But I would ONLY give him that year IF HE GETS RID OF MARK DONOFFRIO. If he keeps Mark D the team will be just as mediocre next year. This is THE U. We don't do MEDIOCRE around here. Ask Randy Shannon about that.

Golden is going no where! Quit reading the Espn scroll bar. He is on a mission to finish what he started. He has too much invested. He is too loyal. How loyal was he to jacory? How loyal was he too Morris? How loyal is he to D'ono? Steve spurrier aint loyal to QBs or coaches. If u make too many mistakes you are out or fired by a coach like spurrier. He does not care if u hate him. No loyalty crap with him. Al is young he will learn this in a few years. Schiano would take the Miami job btw.

If Golden leaves, UM might as well go ahead and drop to a lower division, because the Canes will never have any chance of being competitive again.

Alex - I agree with you. Another deficiency is that he and his assistant coaches are not "Coaching Up the Players". Let's not forget that Al Golden is in charge of the special teams, where there were significant breakdowns this year, as well. Moreover, he is a former defensive coordinator and thus should be able to help D'nofrio. Hence, in addition to poor game plans, and bad coaching days during games, the good talent that he grabs from South Florida or any other four star recruits are not being taught the fundamentals and are not being coached up. Desmond Howard stated on the Joe Rose show that he was shocked that when he went to UM practices, that they never practiced tackling drills or to the ball drills. Missed tackles was an epidemic this year on the field. Perhaps more than the scheme. That is not the players fault. It is the coaches fault for not ensuring that they are prepared to play. He has had his three years. IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON!

duke is very well coached, miami is not. if there is not multiple firings in the next few weeks, then Al golden is not the man to coach miami.

Al Golden only knows what he read about Miami football in the papers. Or when he was on the opposite sideline. You would think he might remember some of those days. Instead, he tries to duplicate the team he came with. Miami is a special place,(or was), and outsiders like Golden don't get it.
I agree with the posters here who have said, He cares more about his buddy than the program. If Golden is to succeed anywhere, he has to be man enough to make difficult decisions. Golden's process is more than 3-4 years. It's more like 7-8.
Every time we get blown out by a team on nat. t.v., recruits get doubt. In a year or two, no recruit will buy the goods being sold. Golden would be better off where he is in his element. Personally, I don't think he would last 2 years at PSU, especially after O'Brien kept them competitive. Golden would have no excuses.
Bottom line, does Golden care about the program or the process. He needs to decide. I hope he decides to process PSU

People....
Miami lost schelly, we lost Jimmy, we lost Erickson, we lost Butch.
I'm pretty certain we can survive losing a .500 coach in al golden.
Golden is a nice guy , he's an organized coach, but he can't hold a candle to any of those coaches just mentioned and we bounced back to win a championship after each one of those coaches left. Lol. C'mon. Don't talk wildness. Let's be realistic.

I got news for all U cane fans! If golden leaves, rob chudzinski will be the next head coach for the U. It's perfect timing. Greg schiano would also be a candidate! You don't think that ed orgeron would kill for this job? 3 great candidates that would all unleash all the talent on this roster. Don't sleep on ken Dorsey as a candidate either?

"If" Golden leaves my wish list.

1. Schiano

2. Coach O

Both of whom coached at UM!
I hope Golden stays! Go Canes!

5 star coaches don't have teams that rush for 18 yards in bowl game they had 3 weeks to prep for.

Your, for the most part, accurate observations will have no impact on the clueless who post on this blog claiming to be Miami fans.

Rivals.com is reporting that Al Golden is in fact Penn State's first choice as their new head coach.

While I am sickened what Al Golden's potential departure means to Miami football going forward--I do find humor that the moron haters don't get that another school came in a took away our head coach, which in their minds must be swag, or old style Canes football or a Canes thing that only they understand.

Hello...Golden isn't leaving to become a pro coach! He isn't leaving because he was fired. He's leaving because like most everyone else in the country knows--Al Golden is a 5 star football coach who will field championship teams at Penn State.

The haters aren't smart enough to realize that the program has been beatch slapped if Golden leaves for Penn state, yet, the 19 year old recruits will damn well understand what took place.
Posted by: Ron Zook | January 02, 2014 at 09:21 PM

^^^^^^^^

Ron,

You are exactly correct. And, if I was being completely honest, I would say it will be a huge catastrophe for UM football if Golden leaves. Some the names I see fans tossing out are just hilarious. Perhaps there is a better coach out there for UM, but it's not going to be a person who is also in contention for a job at UT or PSU. So UM fans can forget about Charlie Strong or James Franklin or Art Briles. I happen to live in Texas right now. Baylor for example is building a huge new stadium and I will assure you it will be packed every weekend they are playing there.

If Golden leaves it's going to take a miracle hire to salvage this years extremely talented recruiting class. This was the class that was going to start to turn it around for UM. Would it have happened next year? No, but it would in 2015. Again, UM fans who think this is Alabama or UT or I hate to say it FSU are nuts. I've been to Doak Campbell in the 80's. The current stadium situation and the maybe 25,000 who show up is just terrible. That will matter to a coach. Anyone who thinks head coach is just X's and O's doesn't work in Higher Ed. I do so I know what goes on. Golden has the publicity part down. I do think there is some issues on the staff along with a general lack of impact players that is impeding him. He's a young guy and what now amounts to an almost second tier program. He doesn't have the money to throw at coordinators that large State U's do. Of course according to our fans you just fire them and hire somebody else. Right....with whose money and those guys want to go where they can win so they can move up. UM is not that place right now.

Going into next year whoever ends up at UM will have to deal with a new QB, an offense that has one good RB who was injured, and a very shaky defense. This is a multiple year work in progress.

In all likelihood UM will win fewer games next year than they did this year. If Golden leaves I would bet my 401K on it.

Remember the really good coaches at this level wait for the right opportunity. See Chris Peterson at Boise State.

Personally, Golden would be an idiot to turn down the PSU job. I really hope he stays at UM, but I'm increasingly pessimistic about it.

In the end maybe it wasn't the greatest fit. I do think he's a bit of an old school power football coach. Maybe that isn't right for Miami. We certainly don't have those players right now. But then again Nick Saban is sort of an old school power football coach. And I remember going to a game in Arizona where an old school power football coach beat a really good UM team. Just sayin'

does anyone thing Al wants to go in after obrien. at miami, he can talk about how bad the cloud is and he is building with the process (defense #112 to #90 in the country). at penn state if he and his staff comes in and doesnt look as good as obrien, no one will buy the process , his staff will be exposed.

WAAAA WAAA WAAA! Go! You guys think Kehoe still has it? Utough? WTF is wrong with our product on the field? We have been out coached! Out played! Out Swagged! Out recruited! You guys keep calling for D's head? Golden's head? How bout the great recruiting Coley? This supposed OC sucks! I should personally ask why he let Morris continue to play on a gimpy ankle? I should ask why our O couldn't be explosive even without Dorsett and Duke? I should ask why our NFL type O line looked like a bunch of pansies on the field? I've been told no excuses! It starts at the top! Thanks Al be lovin happy valley!

"If" Golden leaves my wish list.

1. Schiano

2. Coach O

Both of whom coached at UM!
I hope Golden stays! Go Canes!

^^^^^^^^^

Not sure how I see either of those as a step up. Coach O was a disaster at Ole Miss. USC sure didn't want to keep him around. Maybe they know something UM fans don't. Recruiting (as well as many other things) are a big part of HC job. Coach maybe an X's and O's guy, but my guess is some of the other functions don't suit him well and his real talent is as a coordinator not a HC.

Schiano didn't do much more at Rutgers than Golden has done at UM. He really burned the world up at Tampa Bay. To top it off he has be publicly stating he is interested in various jobs. That's a sure sign of a coach who no one wants.

The one thing that may keep Golden here is the politics at PSU. It can get really ugly at these large State U's unless you have some pull. I think Golden can handle it so my guess if if James Franklin doesn't want the job, Golden will be gone.

If UM is smart they will look for somebody in DII who is moving up and sees the job as a promotion.

How the UM Administration bought into his "process" BS is shameful and a current and long term embarrassment, as well as liability. He wrote a 300 page report within a week to glisten in his interview with Kirby Holcutt at the Waldorf in NYC. He cited Wooden and other great coaches and called it a Business Plan, and Kirby Holcutt bought into that BS. Isn't that sort of coaching 101, to have a written "game plan" in place of how you're going to succeed and run an operation? Most coaches do not make that their catalyst during their interview. But GOLDEN SOLD IT WELL. Things must have been really loosely run in that Athletic Department for many years. No wonder Nevin also duped them. Time for the Administration to also be held accountable. We're now going on year 13 since we have won a National Championship. Whether its Chudz, Butch, Schiano or Orgeron, no matter who it is, they get three years to turn it around, and at least get to a major bowl game! I have confidence that either one of them would turn it around in three years. Nonetheless, its TIME TO MOVE ON FROM GOLDEN!

We will loose recruits with or without Al.Golden as evidence today.Yes Miami will loose games this year. This is a rebuilding year, unlike last year. New Coaching staff is needed. That would be the right thing to do.I know for a fact you have more 4 and 5star recruits pledge to UM after this staff hit the road. Quality over quantity breed championships. Not quantity over quality. This staff couldn't win a championship in a one team league.

MIKE STOOPS !!!

Head Coach Down ... Next Coach []_[]P !

DaCanes386, amen bro! We have the talent now. If you guys honestly think that everything is not currently in place to win NC's then you have no clue. We need a qb and someone who will let our players be players and have fun. We are soft! Period. Kehoe's group has been embarrassing. Coley is fine and it will show when we get a true moxified qb.
Schiano, chudzinski, or orgeron will turn everything around immediately.

Harriet TUBMAN, type just the first name from the young one and than nightmare and play the song, you gone get hype!

how's about Jim trussell ex Ohio state coach. go from white shirt orange tie, to white shirt orange vest. lol

The only thing that would possibly make UM a lesser desired place to coach would be this administration who is not committed to winning football by being historically cheap with funding the program, treating the football program as a step-child, recent bad NC hires, institutional acceptance of Nevin Shapiro and thus sanctions that affect the football program (historic mismanagement and lack oversight), refusal and resistance to the UM football culture and style of play that made it the #1 brand it is today, handling of Shannon's contract, and systematic lack of continuity that has produced the heavy turnover of ADs, HCs, OCs, DCs, position coaches, and players.

Thats the only true knock on the UM HC job, to be real about it.

Would butch come back?

The longer it takes for them to offer and Goldie to say yes the more nervous I get about the Mac staff being outta the gables!!

Com'on AG, arnt your tired of your BFF getting ripped after every 500 yard and 30+ game y'all give up?

Cal, I don't understand??

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