Mark Richt retires from Da U

As seen in the Coaching Carousel thread but I thought it deserved it's own. This comes after weeks of decommits, Diaz heading to Temple, and a rough showing against the Badgers in the bowl game.

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Does Diaz swipe left on Temple if he's offered the UM job?

I would think this is a real possibility. Has he even hired movers yet?

This came out of left field. Perhaps their 2019 recruiting class caught wind of this and it contributed to the recent upswing.

I mean this in the nicest way....F the U

Wow.... Just wow!

Who can they get? All the major pieces have already shuffled around.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Al Golden?

We put the K in Kwality

Larry Fedora? Mike London? Those would be great hires. Don't do it Miami!

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Rockin the Bakken.

Art Briles lol

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

In the spirit of keeping up with UNC, I'm hearing the candidates at the top of Miami's list are Larry Coker, Jimmy Johnson and the Ghost of Howard Schnellenberger

edit: Howard Schnellenberger is not dead. But you see what I was doing there

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Another bad season may have forced him out anyway. This will save their athletic department some buyout money.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Urban will be there in a year

Fuuuuuuck thats probably going to happen

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Came here to post just that. That would be absolutely nightmarish.

At what point do people realize Urban is a slimeball with no credibility?

Also, he would have to give up his teaching career at tOSU.

slimeball with no credibility

Sounds like he would fit great at the U! This is the institution that associated itself with Nevin Shapiro and graciously accepted his money for years.

Miami wants to be bak and will do whatever to get there. I wonder if that at least don't put out a feeler here.

Urban is a slimeball with no credibility?

He's definitely a slimeball, but he has plenty of credibility. He's gone undefeated and/or won a natty at 3 (or 4?) different programs.

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At what point do people realize Urban is a slimeball

Several years ago

They can't afford Urban.

He's waiting for USC

Notruh dahm

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

A lot of pressure now on tech to take home the coastal in '19 now

Yep, we had best get our shit together during the offseason. There's another problem that hasn't been mentioned yet regarding the Coastal for '19: LOLUVA's recent uptick. Dangerous & disturbing.

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Yeah this is bugging the crap outta me, all over Twitter I'm seeing that UVA will be coastal favorites next year..?????? Yeah they get Hall and Perkins back but then what? They beat up on a USCe team that had tons of starters out and now next year they'll win 11 games (LOLUVA fans' words not mine). Apologies for getting off topic

When's the last time that the pre-season front runner actually won the Coastal? I'm guessing that TT was still at VT and we were the pick.

We're we favored in 2011?

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Yeah

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2017. Miami was picked to win the Coastal over us, and they succeeded. Only to go on and embarrass themselves against Clemson.

People get inordinately excited over bowl results. Happens every year.

Just wait until we beat them twice in basketball this year. They'll really be itching for football season then.

Which is about the most ironic scenario imaginable.

There has to be more to this story.

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I don't know, a lot of people in the media have always thought that Richt would pull a Bob Stoops, and just leave randomly. I don't think anyone thought it would be this random though.

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At the end of a rough season isn't that random tho. If he'd retired mid season, or right after the spring or something that'd be random AF

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Plus their "good seasons" were more luck than skill. He may have known that and was just waiting for the wheels to fall off.

With this news our already pathetic division got taken down a peg. We damn well better win the division next year.

He got pushed out, that's for sure. He was losing recruits left and right. Crazy because they were "BACK" last season.

If they don't land a good coach this season, Diaz will come back after a year with Temple.

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I heard he might've had to fire his son

Ding, ding, ding, ding ding....

We have a winner. No way he was going to fire his son (and all of cane nation was calling for it), so he said "F' it. I'll just retire and let the next guy wipe out the entire O staff"

And set this program back 5+ years! I hope those obnoxious Miami fans enjoyed their 10-0 start last year. Hope it was worth it.

You misspelled "bak". And they're always bak the season after the current one.

This will not stop them from being bak next year, either.

Hasn't stopped them for a decade.

Premature bakulation.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

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This shit is crazy! They're gonna have to poach someone in order to get a decent HC as all of the up and comers have already been snagged.

That said...I guess the U isn't back...

I could actually see them going after old Lane Kiffin.

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aka Joey Freshwater

BUH GOD. THAT'S JOEY SALTWATER'S MUSIC.

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This bout made me spit my beer out, leg

I can't in good faith say that this would be a bad hire either. He's spent a few years making connections with local high school coaches, and even though his 2018 could have gone a lot better his abilities as a coach have never been in question. Obviously it's a risk given his history of off-field issues, but it's Da U so if anyone will give him a chance it might as well be them.

Gotta be Butch Davis. Best candidate left and it's no secret how much he wanted the job when Richt got it

Wow. Wisky beat him so bad he retired.

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If Diaz doesn't leave the Temple job then watch Shane Beamer go to the U :-)

Not a terrible call. He would be a great choice.

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Based on what?

He's assistant head coach for OU. He's learned under great coaches like Spurrior, Frank, Kirby Smart, and he's probably learned a hell of lot about modern offenses from Lincoln Riley.

He's also a great recruiter on top of that.

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..and was a below average recruiter for us and meh position coach.

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I really don't understand the great disdain for Shane (poet and I didn't know it) among our fans. He landed some of our best recruits in his time year. A lot of the Richmond guys didn't pan out, but he got them on campus and went toe to toe with the big dogs for them. Obviously other big programs see value in him and want him on their staffs. I don't think he would be an excellent OC/DC or anything, but I see a lot of potential in him as a future head coach, much in the same mold as a Dabo or even CFB as a CEO type.

I think he caught a lot of undue flak as a scapegoat for a program that was in obvious decline with a coach approaching retirement. Not saying he's a sure fire thing, but I can see the potential and why other big programs are employing him.

I have no disdain for Shane (it rhymes), but the notion he would be a "good" hire at Miami is absolutely asinine. His resume does not justify the claim, at all. (Although, it might some day.)

By the same logic, I have to wonder if VTFootballGrad believes Charley Wiles would be a good hire for Miami. He's also a career assistant coach, albeit more successful with more experience, and has plenty of recruiting wins, albeit at a non blue-chip school, under his belt.

Agreed that he wouldn't be a name high on Miami's list at this juncture. I think if he gets a head job somewhere in the next few years and demonstrates some success, he will start to appear on coaching search lists. Right now he's an up and coming promising assistant who has demonstrated recruiting prowess. All it will take is one AD to take a chance and let him prove himself somewhere. I feel like being named Assistant Head Coach at OU was no insignificant gesture, and he's setting himself up for an HC job very soon.

I can almost guarantee you that his first HC job will be at the G5 level or lower, unless he gets promoted to OC somewhere first and has a really good run in that position.

I don't understand why you are personally attacking my opinion. It's just an opinion. I didn't say it was going to happen. It's just an idea that I don't think is absolutely terrible.

I love Coach Wiles. You ever spent any time with him personally? He's a funny guy.

No I don't think he would be a good head coach. No one has trusted him enough to be a Assistant Head Coach before and he's a lifetime Dline coach.

Shane's a different person. He has aspirations of being a head coach and he'll get there eventually.

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I don't understand why you are personally attacking my opinion. It's just an opinion.

It's a message board. It's a vehicle for engaging differing opinions.

He has aspirations of being a head coach and he'll get there eventually.

I don't doubt that. However, that's a much different statement than he'd be a "good hire" at Miami, or he tops the succession plan at Oklahoma. In all walks of profession life people aspire to reach the top of the pyramid in their field, but they have to work their way to the top, not go from a single-digit floor to the penthouse.

I think there is a lot of distance between disdain and not believing Shane is ready to be a Power 5 HC.

Shane Beamer is 41. By now he should have already been a coordinator at some level. Fuente was hired by VT at the age of 40.

People all up and down the football coaching landscape have not thought he's ready to be anything but a position coach. I don't put much into the "Assistant Head Coach" title. He's one of two at Oklahoma and probably means he's really good at the administrative stuff.

Nothing against Shane. He just needs to start showing he can be the head whistle somewhere.

I believe he was a special teams coordinator

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And when's the last time someone was promoted to Head Coach from a Special Teams Coordinator position? Serious question, but I feel like it's fairly rare.

Urban Meyer?

Dabo was a WR coach and not even a Coordinator.

And there's the example of career path he can follow.

A recruiter that's a good administrator (and he's sure to be that if he's been half-listening to his father all these years) can get it done as a head coach without being a coordinator. It's a *very* hard jump to make, to be sure.

But those are the skills that are needed in a head coach. Recruiting ability. Administrative ability. Game-day decision-making. Honestly, it's surprising that so many people are insistent on head coaches being a prior coordinator, because they have vastly different skillsets. A coordinator needs to be able to develop and implement a gameplan targeting specific weaknesses in the opponents' capabilities. What about that shows the ability to be a head coach?

Then again, the jump from non-coordinator to head coach is difficult because of the visibility of the skillsets. You can see how good a coordinator is on film. You can only see the specific head coach skillsets via observation of the coach inside the program. Maybe that's why you only see that jump from within a program, Dabo Swinney being an example of that.

It seems to me that Shane, without proving himself as a coordinator, will only get the shot at the head whistle at Oklahoma, or whatever school he goes to next as a non-coordinator. He will not jump to another P5 school as head coach.

Edit: I really should read further down the thread before commenting. /sigh

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

In the NFL John Harbaugh went from Special Teams to head coach, and he's done a pretty good job especially since he won a Super Bowl.

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He wasn't a great recruiter at Virginia Tech, but he's recruited better at programs such as Oklahoma and Georgia (the ones that recruit themselves). To me it's a stretch to say "he's a great recruiter".

Moreover, there's a difference between learning from great coaches and actually demonstrating knowledge was acquired. To my knowledge, he hasn't coordinated an offense or defense to show any Xs and Os acumen.

Shane has struggled to get a head job at I-AA schools. On the off chance he ends up at Miami, a Power Five program, either the 'Canes whiffed on a myriad of more highly qualified candidates or they're taking a giant leap of faith.

If Riley leaves for The NFL , he's probably the top candidate to take over there as well.

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He πŸ‘ could πŸ‘ not πŸ‘ get πŸ‘ a πŸ‘ 1-AA πŸ‘ job πŸ‘. What in the world makes you believe Oklahoma would simply promote Shane, who isn't even one of the Sooners coordinators, to lead a blue-chip, all-time historical program?

Dabo went from WR coach at Clemson to head coach at Clemson.

He's the Assisant Head Coach right now.

Stranger things have happened.

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Dabo got the chance to be interim coach, and proved himself. If Bowden was fired at the end of the year, it's likely Dabo wouldn't have replaced him.

Exactly - dabo's Interview was on the field not in the room. That's why he go the job - unique circumstances that he took advantage of (in a good way). This circumstance won't be available for Shane. If OU hires Shane, Miami hires the women's b-ball coach to take a shot at football.

IIRC, Dabo had an in with some big time boosters who wanted him to get the interim position, instead of one of the coordinators. His situation was VERY unique.

Justifying the argument with "Dabo" is not logical. Dabo is the exception to the rule, not the rule, not the norm. Moreover, these two statements you made don't reconcile and argue against each other:

Stranger things have happened.

probably the top candidate to take over there

So Lincoln Riley hires Shane away from Kirby Smart to be the AHC and that's not going to hold any water at that program. Lincoln trusts him enough to run the ship if anything were to happen to him and that's not a good enough for you?

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Lincoln Riley isn't going to hire his successor. You're really missing that here.

From your lips to gods ears I guess.

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If that was how this worked, Bud would be our head coach.

He's one of two assistant head coaches.

Ruffin McNeil, the DC, is the other.

Regardless, I don't think that succession works the way you are describing. If the HC is incapacitated the AD will be making the calls. In this case I would assume McNeil would be the interim.

Ha, Joe all like

I have never understood why being a coordinator is a "requirement" for being a HC. They do different things. We have seen many coordinators fail at being HCs, heck combined Broyles winners have almost 600 wins and won 52% of their games.

Being a good HC doesnt mean you were a good OC or DC ... Dabo, Urban, Frank, Lou Holtz, Woody

But being a coordinator is closer in terms of management to being a HC than being an assistant. Even though some coordinators do position coaching, in general, they are expected to manage people and plans. HC work is a lot of management.

HC is a lot of work in management, it isnt Xs and Os, which is typically what you hire coordinators for, their scheme and play calling abilities. While a coordinator does do some management, it's typically not anything close on scale to what the HC does.

PJ may be the only HC who was successful as the coordinator (OC in his case). All others seem to struggle.

I think that's where Shane will excel when he gets his shot. If you could sell that fact that you could grab a offensive position coach from Riley's OU team to coordinate your offense and a defensive coach from UGA to coach your defense that pretty powerful.

He's got great networks to pull from when the time is right. Add in his recruiting ability and he'll get a shot.

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Right. But of all the assistants the coordinators have the most management experience.

If management alone were it you may as well hire the director of football operations to be HCs.

Then maybe ADs need to re think HC hires. There are 6 Head coaches that have won NCs. Urban and Dabo were never coordinators, Miles was briefly, Mack Brown too. Only Saban and Fisher had significant time being coordinators. And Fishers time was either under Saban or preparing to be a HC. Out of that entire group Saban is the only one I'd say is a genius on his side of the football. (that's not a take away from the others who are really really good coaches)

No small feat, winning recruiting battles at obscure outposts like Georgia and Oklahoma.

/ssssellsitsssself

edit: also, not too early for a drink. Cheers Joe, your thought beat my same thought 🍻

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

It was mostly in jest since we were just talking about this in another thread, but if Miami were willing to take a chance on a young coach with no HC experience it would be a good land. Probably bad for the rest of the Coastal. But, that's a big risk. No HC leading a program and handing the keys to the U over? Shane wouldn't be my first choice if I were the AD.

As long as UVA doesn't win the division next year, I'll be content. I want that to stay off their resume for a loooooong time.

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As long as UVA doesn't win the division next year, I'll be content. I want that to stay off their resume for a loooooong time FOREVER.

FTFY

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UVA is the only Coastal team that hasn't won a division title in the last 6 years. This means they're the only Coastal team that has never won a division title.

I'd like it to stay that way indefinitely.

If that keeps up, then UVA will also continue to be the only pre-2004 ACC team that has never won the conference outright.

Matter of fact, I think the odds are good that BC, Pitt, and Cuse win the conference before UVA does. Would have said Louisville prior to this year's debacle.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I thought we were just talking division.... Tons of teams haven't won the conference...

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UVA has 0 outright conference championships in 65 seasons of ACC play. The only other ACC teams to share that distinction are BC, Louisville, Miami, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh, all of whom joined the conference at least 50 years after UVA. And that includes all historical members as well (South Carolina and Maryland).

The key line you missed from his post is bolded here:

UVA will also continue to be the only pre-2004 ACC team that has never won the conference outright

Well, I did mean "from pre-2004."

But yeah, I'm cool with UVA being the Charlotte Hornets of the ACC.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

For winning 0 championships and having had so many shitty seasons this past decade, their fans seem awfully entitled.... Heaven forbid we lose tomorrow, I'll have to listen to how UVA won a game at the end of the season and Tech didn't all winter.

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I'll have to listen to how UVA won a game at the end of the season and Tech didn't all winter.

The proper response to this line of argument is: "Scoreboard, motherfucker!"

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

My first thought was Mario Cristobal.

I'm not sure that they have the $. Even with their history, Miami hasn't been able to hire big name coaches, because they don't have the $ to do so. Look at their hire's since Coker were hired. All promoted coordinators or HC's who lost their jobs and had a connection to Miami (e.g. a former player). None got big $ contracts.

Definitely a challenge and may be one faced by urban private schools. The costs associated with running a private school can be astronomical.

Al Golden was hired away from Temple, but that's a far cry from Oregon.

Dey bak...to mediocrity...erm, more so

Meyer a "slimeball".

Sounds like a perfect fit. You wouldn't even have to apply grease!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Houston just fired Applewhite. This would be a great (bad for us) hire.

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I'm not so sure. The offense stumbled the year he took over for Herman. It only picked up this year when they hired Briles (who's had great offenses everywhere he's been and has learned from his Dad, a top 3 offensive mind in the game). He'd have to hire a good defensive coordinator (hasn't done that yet) and be able to recruit a new region.

Dana Holgerson is in their price range.

Their first call should be Mike Leach. And if they go after an assistant coach, it should be clemson's tony elliott, not shane.

I think Mike Leach would go over like a lead balloon at da U

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Thanks Frank!

If Holgorsen hasn't already taken the Houston job, I'm thinking that's who's going to end up at the U. Florida is WVU's biggest state for recruiting, so Dana has already made plenty of connections down there, and he'll have an easier time using Miami's tradition to recruit than WVU's.

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He has a $10m buyout before Jan 31 2019

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Could they hire him in February? (Not saying I want them to... just wondering)

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Is Miami a better job than Oregon?

Checks weather... yep, yes it is

In all seriousness, he's an alumni so for him
It would be

Goooooood question.

I think you inherit HUGE expecations as Miami HC that may not be reasonable. There is SO much competition for Florida talent and right now Miami's identity just became Temple's HC.

Much is made of VT's location but I feel like being in Miami offers so many distractions to players that it's probably a challenge to get them focused on football.

On Oregon's side of the Pac-12 they have to contend with Washington, WASU, Stanford and Cal. Any of which are one coaching hire away from being dominant. Then they have to get past the PAC-12 South champion to win the PAC-12 which has USC and UCLA. Both schools that can become resurgent.

I would say that from a competition standpoint Miami has an easier path the CFP.

I suppose opportunity is much like beauty: it's in the eye of the beholder.

Eh... Cal and Wazzou have never really been "dominant". Hell, Mike Leach was probably Wazzou's best coaching hire ever, and they still play second fiddle in the division to UW. And even then, right now none of the other programs have upward momentum. USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Cal all have significant rebuilding in the years ahead, and Utah and Wazzou are pretty much operating at their ceiling at the moment, so all Oregon has to contend with for the PAC-12 for the next few years is Washington, which is a far cry from having Clemson waiting for you in your conference championship game every year.

And even besides all that, look at the state that the Miami program is in. The mastermind of their turnover-heavy defense has bolted for a G5 head-coaching job, and their QB situation (and by extension their offense) is bad and getting worse. There is a lot of work to do there before they are ready to contend for the Coastal, much less for the CFP.

If the question is, "Which team out of Oregon and Miami currently gives me the best shot at a CFP berth for the forseeable future", the answer is almost certainly Oregon.

Oregon also has Nike money. Miami is a private school who doesn't have the money that the others have.

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This is a VERY key point in determining who will succeed Richt. Houston will likely pay their new HC more than Miami will (though Houston seems to be as big a nightmare, with fan, booster and administration expectations). Miami relies on its history as a top tier program, to try to get good coaches for a bargain (relative to current salaries).

After seeing what's happened with Golden, Shannon and Richt, I'm curious to see who would actually take the job. It will most likely be a legacy type person, who will take less money. Diaz seems to be a perfect choice, but I'm not sure that da U will pay his buyout (and they certainly aren't paying Cristobal's buyout).

It's really a strange case study. They went from being an almost blue blood, to being almost illrelevant fairly quickly and it's mostly because of money.

They need better facilities in general and can't pay top dollar for head coaches.

They always have very talented players though. Even when they got in trouble for the ponzy scheme.

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They are a great proof point that great recruiting classes don't guarantee success. aTm is the other, though they've arguably been better than da U for the last 15 years.

I've always thought no one should be able to compete with Miami on the recruiting trail anywhere, period. South Beach, historic football program, good acedemics, and located in the heart of a bunch of five stars. If Miami ever gets a top tier coach (easier said than done) they will win.

I mean:

VS.

Get a stadium on Miami's campus, then they can't be stopped.

Dino Babers is a name I think will get looked at.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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You beat me to it. Syracuse will not be the last stop for Babers.

I heard Buzz Williams is a top candidate

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Has anyone checked flight aware?

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Canes choked on their turnover chain.

Ladies and Gentlemen. To end speculation, I would like to announce that I am the top candidate for the Miami job. I will, however, be turning it down as I can't stand the idea of coaching Da-U.

Take the guaranteed signing bonus first.

You're hired!

Please make it be true:

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Well that would help them get their recruiting off on the right foot for the future

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Are you referring to his toe fetish? LOL

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on the right foot

Something was done here.

how do you know it wouldn't be the left one

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

former Jets coach Rex Ryan to replace Richt.

Joe, this is the type of thing that scares me from a recruiting standpoint, not fucking Mack Brown and his merry men.

Why? Rex Ryan is a terrible coach.

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He can recruit and attract top tier coaching talent.

Oh please let this be true, this would be my best Christmas present this year.

Miami was never going to make a lot of noise with Richt. He was going to give them unlimited 8-9 win seasons, but nothing more. I hope they botch the next hire.

Rex Ryan would be a hilarious hire. Think Chuck Amato without Phillip Rivers - bring it on.

Chris Fallica is beating the drum for Butch Davis on Twitter. I guess that's the move if Miami wants to double down on golden era hires.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

And now Miami wants to talk about it.

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They really should just embrace who the are to fullest by hiring Uncle Luke.

Guys. I've come from the future and this is how all this plays out: Mario Cristobal bails on Oregon to go home to Miami to get them bak (they never get bak). Willie Taggart seizes this opportunity and goes back to Oregon. Meanwhile, Art Briles is getting tired of coaching in Italy and asks FSU for the head coaching job and they shrug and say "fuck it, why not" and Art is reunited with his son. Also, UVA loses every game next year. Just trust me.

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While you're still here from the future, which team does Taggart scorn Oregon for at the end of the 2019 season?

USF. Let's go full circle (even though that's really Western Kentucky but who believes he'd ever go back there?).

Chinballa cometh!

My guess is they end up with Greg Sciano.

My heart wants them to hire the guy who loves Key West and Pirates - Mike Leach

The Mike Leach comment is legit hilarious

Serious Question, is Brent Venables a possibility?

I believe Venables' son or nephew or something is on the team at Clemson and he told him he would coach him while he was there. He won't be leaving for a few years,

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Son and over 2 million other reasons for him to not leave.

Richt made $4million at UM

This had me rolling

This is so out of left field, I feel like it almost has to be something personal or health related.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

They were going to force him to fire his son.

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Makes tons more sense now. Thanks for that, and glad it's probably not his health.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

That was quick...

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Looooool. So Temple got a cool few million dollars in buyout money to rent Diaz for a couple weeks?

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I think this really shows how disinterested Miami administrators are at having a great football team. I like Manny, but damn you think they could've done a lot better. This stinks of making a cheap hire.

Not a cheap hire when you consider they have to pay the Temple buyout.

I hope you're right, but I think Diaz is a solid hire. Those kids really bought into his system last year. Their offense struggled this year and later on last year, but overall he seems like one of those guys that really knows how get buy in while still being a good X and O guy.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

And this year's Jim Weaver Nationwide Coaching Search Trophy goes to... the University of Miami for coach Manny Diaz.

Seriously though I'd love for this to go as well as James Johnson did for our men's basketball program.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Eh, part of the reason it was such a fuster-cluck was because he waited so long before firing Greenberg. If he lets him go weeks sooner, the pool of available coaches would have been significantly larger. The timing of this decision seems to have had nothing to do with the AD and everything to do with the awful loss and Richt probably reconsidering both his future and the program's.

Also, every Miami fan I know (and I know a fair amount, since I married one) was either hoping that the AD called Diaz, or angrily shouting that Richt's timing meant that Diaz would cost $4m to bring back, instead of being able to just promote him for free. When we hired JJ, I don't know of any Hokies that were calling for JJ to be hired back, and when he was hired the response I remember was fairly strongly negative. These are two completely different situations.

every Miami fan I know (and I know a fair amount, since I married one)

Boy, you done messed up

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Eh, it's worked out well so far.

We can judge that for ourselves, thank you very much, if you include a picture.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

If the James Johnson situation was too different for your tastes, you can choose from Pat Mason, Dennis Wolff, Chuggar Adair, Mike Brizendine, Megan Burker, and probably some more I'm forgetting. Kevin Dresser gets an honorable mention in my book as well.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

So what I'm seeing here is, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Like pretty much any other coaching hire. Got it.

I don't really see how that pertains to the joke. Weaver was well known for down the hall type hires. Some of them went very poorly. Count me as hoping that Miami's goes very badly.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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College football is weird sometimes.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Well, that's one way to build a program, I guess. I hear having a coach helps, though.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

If the numbers for 2016 are still close to accurate that money represents 12-15 percent of their total yearly athletic budget. Honestly if I was Temple I would also be putting pressure on Diaz and Miami to pay cost of new search/cost of transistion to Diaz for those two weeks.

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Looks like Temple has finally discovered how to be successful in college football.

Well, this is one way to get a revenue increase in the athletic department.

Is it basketball season yet?

Maybe ECU should follow this example? /s

They would have to have somebody worth poaching. I think the cupboard is bare now.

Maybe they can make a play for Saban? They got the money for it.

Enough for one season, maybe.

Poor Temple, who do they go after now?

There's been some chatter that Shane might be a good candidate.

Would be better with Manny's head instead of the Temple logo

Da U is bak!!!

Looking for a new head coach.

No, they already settled on Manny Diaz, who Temple just hired away from them a few weeks ago

Strong work by Miami getting a guy with previous head coaching experience.

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The turnover chain lives

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

I'm personally hoping we see more bling...

Field Goal earrings.
Touchdown Tiara.
Bedazzled IHOP hat for pancaking someone.

Make it happen Manny, make it happen.

So is this a retirement, or a "Urban Meyer retirement"?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Dang, guess opposing teams will have to send more than two defensive linemen on a stunt to create pressure now.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Lol... the Miami fans were not impressed with Searels from what I can tell... they wanted him gone even if Richt stayed.

Diaz was damaged goods when he got to Miami. I'm pretty this isn't going to end well for them.

We put the K in Kwality

I'm ok with that prospect.

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