According to the Miami Herald, the search to replace Randy Shannon as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes has moved past such candidates as Jon Gruden and Bo Pelini and onto three new faces: Al Golden, Randy Edsall, and Marc Trestman. The paper's sources indicate a decision is expected within the week.
If Golden isn't considered the frontrunner out of this group, he ought to be. The guy won at Temple. TEMPLE. He's also got ACC bones, with previous coordinating and assistant experience at Virginia and Boston College. (Did we mention he put together a winning program at Temple?)
Edsall has overcome all manner of off-field trauma to band his boys together, win the Big East by the skin of their teeth, and snag a BCS bowl bid, but our own UConn blog is eager to break up with him before he breaks up with them.
The third candidate, Marc Trestman, has had great success in the CFL thanks largely to the Frenchy spelling of his first name. He's led the Montreal Alouettes to three straight Grey Cups, winning the last two. And he's also a Miami guy from way, way back, having served as a position coach in the early 1980s and spent a year with the Dolphins in '04.
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