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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.

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A Twitter user dedicated to the concept of canning Golden posted a picture of the banner:

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.

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Initially, Golden won over many UM backers by not bailing on the Canes when they were hit by scandal.

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.

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Saturday hopefully sparks the beginning of those better days as the Canes open up the season against Bethune-Cookman.