Colin McCarthy who was a linebacker for the Miami football team 2006-2010 tweeted his support for Albany linebackers coach Jordan Orlovsky to replace Manny Diaz as head coach. Orlovsky is a Miami alum who was on the Hurricanes coaching staff in 2008 and ’09. Orlovsky would be an extreme out-of-the-box hire.
The Miami coaching staff has been under a lot of fire with a 2-3 start to the 2021 season. Orlovsky has primarily been a position coach. According to his Albany profile, Orlovsky was the defensive line coach and junior varsity head coach at Division III Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2019.
With the pressure on the Miami administration for the football program to return to the elite nationally, hiring Orlovsky would widely be met with criticism. In addition to being the outside LBs coach at Albany, Orlovsky is also the director of football operations for the Great Danes. This is the second string for Orlovsky at Albany.
Orlovsky was an offensive line assistant in his first stint with Albany. Before his first tenure at Albany, Orlovsky was on the staffs at Fordham, Old Dominion, UConn and the Miami football program. Orlovsky was an offensive quality control coach in 2008 and 2009 with the Hurricanes.
Orlovsky graduated from Miami in 2009 majoring in business management and minoring in sports administration. While on the staff at UConn, Orlovsky earned a graduate degree in Educational Psychology. Orlovsky was a defensive and offensive assistant with the Huskies. At Fordham, Orlovsky was the LBs coach in 2017.
Prior to working for the Rams, Orlovsky was a graduate assistant for three seasons at Old Dominion. Fans, former players and media all have an opinion on who should stay or go in the Miami football program and throughout the athletic department. It would be a huge gamble hiring Orlovsky as head coach.
Miami has not made hiring a head coach with experience a priority. Four of the last six hires for Miami did not have previous head coaching experience. Only Al Golden in 2011 and Mark Richt in 2016 were hired with previous head coaching experience. The debate will linger on throughout the remainder of the 2021 Miami football season.