I'd hate to be at the Coker house this Thanksgiving.
As the Miami Hurricanes coach sits down with his family to eat, drink and give thanks this holiday....he will be walking onto a chopping block just as the leftovers are being put away.
The Miami Hurricanes play Boston College on Thanksgiving Day. Larry Coker is expected to be fired not long after the final whistle sounds.
Coker, you remember, won a National Championship with the Canes in his first season at the helm....capping off a great program transition built up by Butch Davis, who left the Canes for the NFL's Cleveland Browns [Davis was just named the new coach to fellow ACC member North Carolina earlier this week]. But under Coker, the program had gotten a bit out of control....with a brawl against Florida International being a signature moment of the demise. It doesn't help that Miami is 5-6 and with a loss to BC on Thursday, would be bowl-ineligible. Amazing, since this was a top 15 team when the season began.
With Coker out, word is that Miami will go after Steve Spurrier....currently the South Carolina head coach. That could work out for nearly everyone...since Spurrier would be able to go back to Florida to coach and be able to compete for a national championship...something that isn't likely [but not impossible] at South Carolina.