Miami head coach Al Golden is on the hottest of seats as the Hurricanes get ready for their September 5 season opener against Bethune-Cookman. Golden has posted an unimpressive 28-22 record since being hired to lead the ‘Canes in December of 2010, and the people surrounding the program have grown impatient.
During a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Miami athletic director Blake James discussed his expectations for the upcoming football season as well as Golden’s future at the helm of the ship.
From Miami Herald’s story:
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.”
The Hurricanes have a winning tradition on the gridiron, winning five national titles since 1983, and people around the program want to get back to that. As Miami embarks on its 2015 campaign, it will be interesting to see how the season pans out, and if it’s enough to save Golden’s job in Coral Gables. And, as of now, it appears they still have work to do.
Golden: “We are really far from the finish line.”
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 26, 2015
The Hurricanes have three preseason top-25 teams on their schedule this season, so it won’t be easy.