Banner flies over Miami-FAU game calling for Al Golden to be replaced
Since taking over as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program prior to the 2011 season, wins haven’t come with the frequency fans expected. As a result, more than a few fans in south Florida have been calling for Golden to be relieved of his duties.
Prior to Friday’s game against Florida Atlantic, a banner flew over FAU Stadium indicating it’s time for someone else to patrol the sideline. “Make Miami Great Again — Butch Davis 2016” it read.
As the banner flew overhead, Golden caught a glimpse of it. And, while he didn’t have much of a reaction, the hanging of the head pretty much says it all.
The moment Al Golden sees the banner plane calling for Butch to come back. pic.twitter.com/7e6cDvOGHO
— Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) September 11, 2015
The Hurricanes are 29-22 under Golden since 2011, which wouldn’t be bad at some schools. However, the team is 16-16 in ACC play and 0-2 in bowl games. To make matters worse, seven Miami players were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, leading many to wonder (rightfully so) how last year’s team finished below .500 at 6-7.
Those who paid for the banner have eyes on Butch Davis, who last coach Miami in 2000, as the ideal replacement. During his six seasons in charge, the Canes went 51-20 (33-9 Big East) and were a perfect 4-0 in bowl games. Since then, Davis was fired from his job as head coach at North Carolina after the NCAA investigated the program for improper benefits and academic misconduct. He also served as an assistant to Greg Schiano with the Buccaneers.
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