Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Search Continues In Miami.

Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt is in New York City attending the National Football Foundation award ceremony, the College Football Hall of Fame inductions and find a new head coach for the Miami Hurricanes.


Jon Gruden has said no. It appears Dan Mullen can't be pried away from Starkville, MS and parlayed his status as a hot coaching commodity into a lucrative contract from Mississippi State.

It seems Stanford is renewing their commitment to Jim Harbaugh and all he has to do is put pen to paper to a new contract with the Cardinal. A couple of things about Harbaugh though, Michigan wants to reevaluate Rich Rodiriquez after their Gator Bowl game with Mississippi State. It's the ultimate "must-win" situation for Rich Rod. The Michigan job might open up and the deep pocketed Wolverine supporters might want Harbaugh back in Ann Arbor. Second is Stanford is playing in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Convenient for Hocutt to perhaps have a discussion about living full time in South Florida.

The odds of Miami hiring Harbaugh as the next Hurricane head coach are slim.

With Dan Mullen and Jim Harbaugh reportedly receiving new deals from the current employer who do the Hurricanes turn to now?

Connecticut head coach Randy Edsell might to be in Miami's cross hairs but according to a Connecticut spokesman won't be in the Big Apple but out of town recruiting.

Tommy Tuberville has said he hasn't been contacted by Miami. Tuberville told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Friday night,“I’m happy to be here. We just got this thing started. We want to keep it going. All the coaches like it here. I want to be here. So there’s no other thing to say.

“You can always say, ‘I’m not going’ or ‘I am going’ or ‘I’ll listen to them.’ There’s been no contact and that job’s been open, what, a week or so."


Another name that has been mentioned is Marc Trestman who is the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Under Trestman's watch the Alouettes have won back to back Grey Cups (For you with little CFL knowledge that Canada's Super Bowl). Before you laugh off Trestman keep in mind Trestman has recent college football experience and coached in the ACC. Trestman was offensive coordinator for NC State before heading north of the border.

For Kirby Hocutt, the search continues.


Anonymous said...

Why is Miami not in serious talks with the head coaches of Boise State, TCU, Utah, Oregon, and Standford? Why are they wasting time pursuing the Mississippi State, Connecticut, Texas Tech, and Nebraska head coaches? We need a winning program with a explosive offense, not just average and low scoring. They need to hire a coach from a team they want to emulate and has been proven to be successful, not just a coach that may have potential but his team under performs.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who don't remember, Marc Trestman was Bernie Kosar's quarterback coach. He also coached at the Raiders.