A couple interesting notes out of Miami tonight, where the Hurricanes are expected by many to be the Atlantic Coast Conference team invited play in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
First, South Florida Sun-Sentinel writer Steve Gorten says that Miami is high on the list of teams that Sun Bowl chairman John Folmer wants to invite to El Paso, but that not final decision has been made. Gorten indicates that Miami would play a Big East team, assuming all weekend scenarios play out the way we all think they will. Something to keep an eye on.
Even more shocking out of Miami is a report that first appeared on CaneSport.com that, barring a last-minute glitch, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden will be the next coach of the Hurricanes. Gorten chimed in himself, saying through Twitter that two sources confirmed Gruden will meet with Miami brass. Miami fired Randy Shannon on Saturday night, hours after the Hurricanes lost to South Florida to close their 7-5 season. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland was named the interim coach and held his first news conference Tuesday. The report on Gruden comes one day after Gruden said he had no interest in the job.
Could Chucky be in El Paso for New Year’s Eve?