Larry Coker

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    October 8, 2014

    Randy Shannon Was a Better Coach Than Al Golden and Here's the Proof

    The Miami Hurricanes dropped their third game of the season against Georgia Tech this past Saturday, all but assuring that the 2014-15 campaign will be just another dead-end. The frustrating loss to the Yellow Jackets has even caused some of Al Golden's most loyal supporters to reconsider their alle ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Miami Hurricanes NCAA Investigation: Does Frank Haith Have More to Worry About Than Al Golden?

    Well, the week has come and almost gone, and despite reports that the NCAA could deliver its Notice of Allegations to the University of Miami this week, it doesn't appear that that's happening.However, the general feeling inside the school is that the football program could avoid major institutional ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Butch Davis Top Candidate For FIU Job?

    Perhaps FIU's surprise firing of Mario Cristobal this morning makes a little bit more sense now. Butch Davis, the man who helped rebuild the Miami Hurricanes in the late '90s, is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Donna Shalala Is Running Hurricanes Football Into the Ground

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the sorry state of Hurricanes football.It is University of Miami Coach Al Golden's second year on the job, and he's on h ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    FIU Jumps to C-USA, Leaving Sun Belt Conference Behind

    The great college athletic conference shake up of the past year isn't quite over yet, and it's working its way down to the mid-majors.This morning, Florida International University announced that it's leaving the Sun Belt conference behind, and is moving on up to Conference USA in 2013. FIU could be ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Randy Shannon Could Replace Howard Schnellenberger at FAU

    ​With college football legend Howard Schnellenberger set to end his storied career at the end of the season, Florida Atlantic University is officially on the hunt for a successor. Could they be replacing one former University of Miami head coach with another? Randy Shannon is apparently near the t ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Buzz Bissinger: Kill Miami Football Forever, Hold Congressional Hearings, Indict Shalala on Perjury

    ​Buzz Bissinger is a grumpy man who likes to yell about sports and who was once, and still occasionally moonlights as, a pretty damn respected journalist. Of course, in his post as a sports columnist for the Daily Beast, he mainly sticks to his angry, self-righteous sports-guy shtick and last nigh ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Luther Campbell First to Break Randy Shannon Hates Nevin Shapiro Angle

    ​When it comes to the University of Miami football program, Luther Campbell is like E.F. Hutton. When he speaks, everybody needs to listen.Campbell's weekly Miami New Times column, "Luke's Gospel," was the first to report the rift between former Hurricanes football head coach Randy Shannon and Nev ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Nevin Shapiro Just Screwed University of Miami Football: Join Us in the Seven Stages of Grief

    ​Convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro may have just killed the University of Miami football program. (And men's basketball program, but, really, who cares about that?) Yahoo! Sports reporter Charles Robinson just published a report detailing Shapiro's involvement in paying and providing impermiss ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Hurricanes Land Solid Recruiting Class But Left Waiting on QB Jacoby Brissett

    With only six weeks to recruit and a limited number of scholarships to dole out head coach Al Golden has done a solid, though not spectacular, job at putting together his first recruiting class. The group is led by two five-star (as rated by, anyway) defensive ends: Anthony Chickillo (a th ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Donald Trump Tells University of Miami to Hire Mike Leach

    ​Douche respects douche. So it's really no surprise that Donald Trump, of all people, really wants the University of Miami to hire Mike Leach, of all coaches. The Donald, or perhaps some sentient being living deep in the recesses of his hair, ripped out a page from The Palm Beach Post, scrawle ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    October 5, 2010

    People Expect Obama to Be SuperNegro

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives President Obama an A on his midterm report card.Despite the mess he inherited from George W. Bush, Barack Obama has ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Miami vs. Ohio State: Why a Win Would Feel So Good (And a Loss Isn't the End of the World)

    ​It might take a crack squad of psychoanalysis to properly dissect all the emotions Canes Nation has been going through leading up to Tomorrow's game against Ohio State. To put it simply though, a win in this game would feel better and be more monumental than almost any other win the Hurricanes ha ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    Hurricanes Football Coach Randy Shannon Deserves a New Contract

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Courtstand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke has a message for the University of Miami: Give Randy Shannon a new contract!The University of Miami is not playing fair with ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Signing Day: Hurricanes Class May Not Glitter, but Could be Gold

    ​Former Hurricanes Coach Larry Coker was criticized for his over-reliance on internet site rankings and media buzz when it came to recruiting. Of course, Coker is the former coach for a reason, and we're never truly sure what to make of National Signing day bruahaha. But current Coach Randy Shanno ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Barf: Nick Saban Statue to be Erected

    via RammaJammaYellaHamma/Wiki Commons by CC2.0​Is that all Nick Saban wanted? A statue? Because, the former Dolphins coach is actually going to get one in Alabama after leading the Crimson Tide to a BCS Championship. We could have erected a statue of you Saban! You didn't have to sneak out of town ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Champs Sports Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin

    ​Champs Sports Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs Wisconsin Badgers, 8 p.m. ESPNSince college football doesn't have anything resembling a meaningful post-season, the most you can ask for besides ending up in a BCS bowl is an entertaining season. And boy did Canes fans get it this year. There was the joy of ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Miami Hurricanes Lost Two Things This Weekend: a Game to Clemson and All Hope

    via Ragetoons​Never underestimate those Miami Hurricanes. Tell them their opening stretch against four ranked opponents is the gridiron equivalent of a minefield in which they might get blown away, and they'll rack up three wins. Tell them the rest of their season should be a breeze, and they'll s ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalYet another publication takes a crack at understanding the reaction to President Obama's changes in Cuba policy amongst Cuban Americans in Miami. This time it's the Washington Post, and they find, quite poetically, that the hard lines have softened. I think honestly though, the pieces on the ma ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Congrats on the Obscure New Job, Larry Coker! Now Let's Watch That FIU Brawl Again

    In hindsight, it's tough to argue that Larry Coker didn't get a little bit screwed. He got canned as University of Miami head coach in 2006 after piling up a 60-15 record and bringing a national championship to Coral Gables -- a record pretty much any other program in the country would take in a hea ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Coker Eyeing Coaching Comeback

    Larry Coker got fired from his gig as University of Miami's football coach after a six-loss season, and left the school with a respectable winning percentage of .800 and a national championship. Shortly thereafter, he lost out on a coaching job at Rice and has held some analyst gig at ESPNU ever sin ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Randy Shannon's Cryptic Punditry

    UM Coach Randy Shannon is clearly sending secret signals to the GOP about the path to redemption after a few years of stining defeat. Listen Republicans, Randy Shannon took the helms of Larry Coker's sinking ship and has turned it around. Whoever takes over your party in is going to face the same pr ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    New-Era Canes

    The post-Orange Bowl age kicks off.

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    October 31, 2006

    The Real Reason the 'Canes are Blowing it

    Coker, in better times Everyone wants to blame poor Larry Coker for the University of Miami's slide from perennial college football powerhouse to mediocrity. The U's fair-weather fans and the school's notoriously super-secret and super-influential board of trustees can't wait to give Cooker the ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Family First

    Garcia and Crazy Hood do it their way

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    December 8, 2005

    Exclusive: Raunchgate

    The University of Miami coach scrambled for cover, but we got im

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    September 1, 2005
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    July 28, 2005

    Selected Calendar Events

    July 28-August 3, 2005

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    May 27, 2004

    Who Dat?

    Street commemorates ugly past

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    March 21, 2002


    That's what UM administrators did rather than answer questions about athletes and academics

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    March 14, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of March 14, 2002

    University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference

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    March 7, 2002

    End Run

    The second time a professor caught him cheating, UM football star Andre Johnson seemed to be in deep trouble. That's when home-field advantage kicked in.