Since Al Golden arrived at Miami in 2011, he has had a rather mediocre showing with the Hurricanes. Despite being bowl eligible the last four years, the team has only played in two due to self-imposed bowl bans in 2011 and 2012. In fact, the team won a share of the ACC Coastal Division championship and would have played in the ACC Championship game had the postseason ban not been in place.
Despite having a division championship under their belt, the Miami Hurricanes have been anywhere near their old selves since the 2003 season when they went to their second straight BCS National Championship Game.
Golden has been on the hot seat basically ever since he got to Miami and according to a report from The Miami Herald, the school’s athletic director Blake James says Golden knows that his time is nearly up in Miami.
From the report:
Last month, James told me, among other things: “Al knows he needs to win. Our guys know we need to win. I know we need to win.”
“What I want to see on field is results,” James said earlier in August. “You want to see improvements in all areas.”
It looks like Golden has to do something big this season if he wants to keep his job with the Hurricanes.
With the way the Coastal Division Champion has been essentially been a revolving door of teams the last four years (three different teams have won the championship since 2011) there’s no telling who could represent the division in Charlotte this year.
Golden better hope it’s the Hurricanes.
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