Miami Hurricane fans are very excited for the debut of head football coach Al Golden.
Maybe it's because he turned around Temple's program without the resources that "Power Six" conferences--like the ACC--provide for their coaches. Imagine what he'll do with some talent on the field?
Or perhaps you like Golden because he played in the NFL. Granted he spent just one season with the New England Patriots, but still, experiencing football at the highest level certainly helps his credibility.
Or honestly, fans are possibly just relieved to have a fresh-dressed, white guy back in charge. Although there's obviously no correlation between race and coaching ability, I assume that some of us still find Randy Shannon to be a touchy subject. If you don't want to speak about him, hear about him or even think about him, I'm sure you're grateful to have Golden, who bears no physical or philosophical resemblance to Shannon.
However, I believe that most die-hard Hurricanes wanted a change because, well . . . that's all they've ever known! In the three decades that 'Canes football has been relevant, it has never retained a head coach for more than six seasons. Meet the series of "temps" who have preceded Golden's tenure.