Even if you assume that Jon Gruden is some sort of coaching guru, I still don’t get the interest Miami is rumored to have in hiring him as its next head coach, although it would evidently make Jeff Schultz’ task of recalling the names of ACC coaches easier. The two problems I see with his hire are first, he’s got little to no experience recruiting players, especially in this day and age when it takes virtually a year-round effort, and second, who’s to say he won’t be off like a shot at the first NFL head coaching offer he gets?
Personally, I think they’ve got better options out there, but don’t take my word for it. Take that of a certain unemployed head coach who is some sort of coaching guru on the D-1 level instead:
“They could hire me and we’d have one decade after another of success with students that graduate and don’t get into trouble,” said Leach, “or they can hire somebody else.”
And, best of all, considering their financial shape, at least one prominent supporter believes that Leach’s hire would be a bargain.
“You made a big mistake when you did not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech … and you can now get him for the right price,” Trump wrote to Shalala.
Connecting Mike Leach with the South Florida talent base is a truly scary thought. Especially if he can find a decent defensive coordinator. Plus, I bet Jeff can recall his name just as easily as Gruden’s.