December 20th, 2010 08:47 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida
Tags: Kirby Hocutt, Miami, Randy Shannon, Urban Meyer
Ivan Maisel of ESPN.com has an interesting nugget on his blog today and we thought we’d bring it to your attention here:
“The way I hear it, the board of trustees at Miami told athletic director Kirby Hocutt that he had to replace Randy Shannon with someone with head coaching experience. Hocutt got a feeler from an associate of Will Muschamp, saying the Texas defensive coordinator wanted to know more about the Miami job. Muschamp couldn’t even get a phone call from Hocutt. A couple of days later, Urban Meyer resigned at Florida. For Hocutt’s sake, Al Golden better win more than Muschamp.”
If this story is true — and you have to think it leaked out from someone close to Hocutt — it’s the board of trustees who should be praying for Golden’s success. Sure, the AD will take the blame for a bad hire, but it sounds as if Hocutt’s hands were tied.
Very interesting indeed.
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