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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.

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

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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.