The University’s response is down at the bottom.
WQAM’s Marc Hochman dropped a few rumor bombs on Twitter in regards to Al Golden’s future as head football coach at the University of Miami just before his show began on Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: 2 Diners Injured In Partial Deck Collapse At Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Eatery
Hoch said it was a former Miami football player who initially reached out to him, saying Golden might be dismissed as soon as tonight. He then spoke of receiving another phone call with information that Miami’s Board of Trustees was meeting about a variety of things.
“They said the UM Board of Trustees was meeting today,” Hoch said on 560 WQAM. “About the President, about the AD, and about a whole bunch of things going on in the athletic department.”READ MORE: Florida Gets $4 Billion Bump in Estimated Tax Dollars
The WQAM afternoon host reiterated his info was not concrete, he is “NOT” a journalist, and these are simply nuggets he was told by a few people close to the Miami football program.
After wrapping up a 6-6 regular season with three consecutive losses, including two by double digits against inferior opponents in Virginia and Pitt, a head coaching change wouldn’t be a shocker considering Al’s lack of production in Year 4.
It would be a surprise in the sense that Miami AD Blake James said Golden would return as head coach last week regardless of what happened against Pitt and the bowl game to follow. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson and the AP’s Tim Reynolds addressed the rumor shortly after Hoch’s tweets.MORE NEWS: Hollywood Police: Arrest Made In Separate Sexual Battery Cases
Update at 6:30 p.m.: The University of Miami reached out to WQAM today, clarifying there was no Board of Trustees meeting today regarding Al Golden’s future and that he will remain at Miami as head coach.