From the sound of things, the Miami Hurricanes may not be without a head coach for very long. After announcing that Randy Shannon had been fired following Saturday's loss to South Florida, there are rumors out of Miami that former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden is going to take over at Miami.
Now, it's important to point out here that neither Gruden nor Miami have said anything about this rumor. It all started out as a solitary tweet on Sunday afternoon that quickly became an internet and Twitter wildfire. Still, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel, Gruden has reached out to Miami to talk about the job.
According to a UM source, former NFL coach Jon Gruden initiated contact with the university to express his desire for the job and that the interest in mutual. Hocutt said there's no timeline on the hire and that money will not be an issue in the selection.
Now, just because both sides are reportedly interested, that doesn't mean Gruden is going to be the next head coach at Miami. Often times there's interest on behalf of both parties, but then once contract details begin getting hammered out, that interest can sometimes wane.
Still, the fact that this was reported in the Sun-Sentinel lends a lot more credibility to the rumor than a single tweet ever could. There definitely appears to be some smoke here.
Whatever ends up happening, it's pretty obvious that 'Canes fans have already begun fantasizing about the possibilities.