Miami Hurricanes Football: Reviewing the 2015 Season

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Nov 21, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes interim head coach Larry Scott (right) greets Hurricanes running back Mark Walton (left) after Walton scored a touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Scott’s Tenure

Passing game coordinator and tight ends coach, Larry Scott was named interim coach after the firing of Al Golden. Valued as one of the best coaches on the staff, he was the man to lead the Hurricanes for the rest of the season. Although there weren’t not many changes a new coach can make during the season, Larry Scott finished the season 4-1 as Miami’s coach. In his first week of hire, there was a unforgettable moment at Duke known as “The Return” or “Miami Miracle”.

After Clemson dismantled the Hurricanes, the team could have folded and look forward to a new staff in 2016. However, Larry Scott finished the season 4-1 as interim coach and has the Canes at 8-4 headed to a decent bowl game. The record of the teams that the Canes defeated was merely a 21-25, but it was an impressive stretch nonetheless. The road loss at North Carolina of 59-21 put things back into reality for everyone. Most of Miami’s coaching staff is not on par compared to the nation’s best, and it’s time for Miami to make the right hire moving forward. But let’s give Larry Scott some credit. He was thrown into the fire in mid season into a role that takes year of preparation for, and he has exceeded expectations. Also, Scott has put the Hurricanes to win a bowl game, the first one since 2006. There is no doubt that he deserves a spot on the next staff or even a head coaching position elsewhere.

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