Al Golden has been fired as head coach of Miami. Tight ends coach Larry Scott will be interim coach for remainder of the season, reportedly not a candidate for long term job barring Dan Campbell type turn around.
UPDATE: Sources say decision was made by Board of Trustees not Blake James. This will be interesting to monitor…
UPDATE: Some great bits by Pete Ariz of CanesInsight:
“Kirby Smart has interest in the Miami job”
“All of these names you hear early in the process could mean absolutely nothing. But Mike Shula is another one I’ve heard”
“A name that popped up last week is Mark Stoops. Word that he is very interested in Miami job. Kentucky extended last year though
“Wild card name thus far is Bengals OC Hue Jackson. Has been interested in the Miami job for a couple years now and is personable”
“Opinion on Mario Cristobal inside UM is mixed. Some think he is difficult to work with, others believe he has adjusted under Saban”
“I will tell you this also. Butch Davis will not be Miami’s next Head Coach.”
All credit to Mr. Ariz for those tidbits, and being first to hint at news that Golden would be out. Kudos to him for the great job.