NittanyFan

October 25th, 2015 at 8:14 PM ^

Marlins Park ----- I use the word "supposedly" because that's all caught up in city of Miami politics.  The Marlins and their jag-off owner Jeffery Lauria are making things VERY difficult in terms of the stadium getting built.

But if that stadium does get built, "the U" should seriously try to "piggy back" on the deal and see if they can play their games there.  It's something that has been talked about. 

Marlins Park is of course on the Orange Bowl's old footprint.  Miami football would draw fans there, and there does look to be (barely) just enough room to shoehorn a 2nd stadium in there.

stephenrjking

October 25th, 2015 at 9:40 PM ^

The renovation they're doing on the Stadium looks like it could be revolutionary, actually.

But any Stadium, no matter how nice, cannot make up for lousy fans. Miami is a small school with a small alumni base, a second-fiddle team in a city populated with perhaps the worst sports fans in America, as judged by apathy. And they don't play games close to campus. It's a perfect storm of awful.

BornSinner

October 25th, 2015 at 9:43 PM ^

Imagine if Michigan had to play at Ford Field every fucking Saturday... 

Students have to get shuttled to Detroit after tailgating every week. 

 

Yeah... doesn't sound fun does it? 

 

That's what happens for Miami home games. The Orangebowl was at least within the reach of campus in Coral Gables since it was located in Little Havana. 

Landshark Stadium is 1 hour away on the other side of the city. It's not like Stephen Ross gives a fuck about the U either. 

What coach would want to coach at a school without a home crowd? Shiet what player would want to play there? 

I'm still impressed the U can pull the recruits it still does off its past glory given the shitty facilities and lack of a home stadium. 

Mr Miggle

October 25th, 2015 at 9:58 PM ^

advantages are the incredible pool of local talent and that it's in Miami. The facillities might be poor, but you're spending the rest of your time in Miami. It doesn't matter what a school like Purdue spends on their facilities. They still have to bring kids to West Lafayette.

ottomatic

October 26th, 2015 at 9:21 AM ^

Did you ever attend a game there? I worked for The U, just up the street from the Orange Bowl. I attended many games there including Gerry Faust's last game as the Notre Dame coach that ended in a blow out.

The Orange Bowl reminds me of the old Tiger Stadium, best when seen through the eyes of nostaligia. The place was a dump, bad parking situation, street crime around the stadium, archaic design.

Even at the height of the Whoricane success they didn't draw good crowds to the Orange Bowl unless it was a marquee matchup. 20K was a good crowd for many of thier games.

Pit2047

October 25th, 2015 at 7:13 PM ^

They can't afford Chip Kelly (who for all the firing rumors happens to be tied for 1st in his division) and how sure are we that RR leaves AZ to compete with FSU and FL at their current levels with Miami's current facilities and operating budget. If they were smart they would grab an up and coming coach on the cheap, god forbid they start looking at Durkin.

SWPro

October 25th, 2015 at 6:43 PM ^

Today was not pretty.

 

Wasn't their AD pretty cleared he planned to wait until the end of the season?

 

In before "Harbaugh to Miami"?

Year of Revenge II

October 25th, 2015 at 7:21 PM ^

On behalf of my family I want to thank the University of Miami for a tremendous opportunity,” Golden said.  “I believe in what we are doing and how we are doing it and we have some outstanding young men in our football program.  Though this moment is difficult, we wish the Canes the best of luck going forward.

Class guy.

Obviously has a better understanding of how to leave a position than someone who will remain nameless.  

Cali Wolverine

October 25th, 2015 at 10:30 PM ^

...except he is an awful head coach...he couldn't coach the Raiders, couldn't coach at Tennessee and couldn't coach at USC. Other than that he would be perfect. But he would be a great offensive coordinator for the new head coach...because that is something he actually can do. Some people are No. 1's and some people are No. 2's.

MonkeyMan

October 25th, 2015 at 7:22 PM ^

It seems like the "gentlemens agreement" to wait till the end of the season is totally dead

what a far way we have come since Brandon waited till the bowl game was over to fire RR- now its hasta la vista baby- guards will escort you to the door