MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With just an hour before kick-off, a plane flew over Sun Life Stadium calling for Miami head coach Al Golden to be fired.READ MORE: CBS News: FBI Helping With Hostage Negotiations After Missionary Kidnappings In Haiti
A Twitter user dedicated to the concept of canning Golden posted a picture of the banner:
These guys get it. In case you can’t read it in this pic – Temple Coach = Temple Results Fire Al Golden pic.twitter.com/HXeBq9lMvk
— Concerned Canes (@firecoachgolden) September 5, 2015
In a recent exclusive interview with CBS4, Golden was a little defiant to admit he was on the proverbial hot seat.
“I feel every year is make or break, so this is no different,” he said.
Initially, Golden won over many UM backers by not bailing on the Canes when they were hit by scandal.READ MORE: Parkland School Massacre Families Settle With Broward School District
A booster claimed he had done all kinds of dirt with UM athletes before Golden arrived.
But Golden stood tall and dealt with a football tsunami.
“It was hard. The first 28 months of my tenure was spent defending,” he said.
The Canes weathered the storm, and now Golden believes better days are ahead.MORE NEWS: Alex Saab, Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader Nicolas Maduro, Made First Court Appearance In Miami On Money Laundering Charges
Saturday hopefully sparks the beginning of those better days as the Canes open up the season against Bethune-Cookman.