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Despite its controversies, Miami has one of its best chances to upset FSU

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The coach is under fire. The fans are unhappy. The last game was a bitter example that the program is not what it was. And despite it all, yes, the University of Miami has a chance against FSU. An outside chance, but a chance. There is enough explosion on the UM offensive side, and enough struggling on the FSU offense, to give the Canes a decent chance at FSU. Despite the noise surrounding the Hurricanes and the pressure on coach…

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Heat will build on Al Golden after Hurricanes lose to Cincinnati

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After this, University of Miami fans may want to hire a whole lot of airplanes to pull banners. The heat is sure to increase of Hurricanes’ head coach Al Golden following his team’s 37-26 loss to the University of Cincinnati Thursday night. Golden had been been under fire from his fans despite his team’s unbeaten standings, but lost to an underdog Cincinnati team that was playing with its backup quarterback. UM had won 11 straight over the Bearcats. UM lost…

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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher the king of winning close games in college football

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Close counts, especially for a coach who is on the winning side of things. Ask FSU’s Jimbo Fisher, the close-win king of college football. According to Jon Solomon of CBSsports, Fisher is the best close-game coach in the ACC. Fisher was 7-0 in one-possession games, and the Seminoles have won their last 10 overall, with their last close-game loss coming to North Carolina State in 2012. Solomon ranks Alabama’s Nick Saban, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, UCLA’s Jim Mora, TCU’s Gary…

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‘Canes’ Al Golden, Bucs’ Lovie Smith are on the coaching hot seat

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The days are hot enough for University of Miami coach Al Golden. Evidently, they’re even hotter for his chair. Golden has been ranked No. 4 in the nation on its Hot Seat rankings, trailing only Iowa State’s Paul Rhoads, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and Indiana’s Kevin Wilson. Golden is 28-22 in his four years at the U, but fans hunger for more. Of course, being in the Top 15 isn’t just for coaches of bad programs. Alabama’s Nick Saban is ranked…

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Under Al Golden, Miami still trying to recapture its glory years

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The memories are still vivid at the University of Miami. Excellence does not seem that long ago, championships and Heismans, swagger and smack. It seems like a blink of an eye since Jerome Brown and Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Bennie Blades, Vinny Testaverde and Ray Lewis. In truth, it has been an eternity. It is not correct to say that Miami is chasing who it used to be. Rather, it is that the Hurricanes are still chasing who they…

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