Miami's new Golden boy, new head football coach Al Golden. An unheralded, yet promising, young football coach who put Temple Univesity on the map. That's Temple I say; so you know the type competition he had - Villanova, Buffalo, Akron - Ok. He won one more game than Coach Shannon with his 8-4 record this year. He'll be going up against an ACC leauge that has been gearing up for the likes of FSU and Miami since they both came into the ACC. Both of them haven't done that well.
Miami's Athletic Director should get off the soapbox of "directing the Canes back to national prominance". He should admit that by hiring a coach of this sort, that they have conceeded that the "swagger" won't be found for a long time to come. The big named coaches that Miami tried to get this year, as in every year, refuse to take the job. I personally think that Leach would have been perfect for Miami's job because of his style of play, not to mention his arragance. Yet Miami settles for a coach from a conference that nobody even cares about. My Canes are not state champs anymore. Ask USF.