Sport REPORTS: Miami closing in on new AD

08:55  04 december  2021
08:55  04 december  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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It is no secret that the Miami Hurricanes have been searching for a new Athletic Director. And, there’s been LOTS of chatter about it. Rumors. Innuendos. Obvious links from Miami-affiliated parties who are upset they’re on the outside looking in. All of it.

  REPORTS: Miami closing in on new AD © Ken Ruinard / staff via Imagn Content Services, LLC

But, let’s cut to the heart of the matter: on Friday evening, Barry Jackson from The Miami Herald (and others) reported that Miami was targeting Clemson AD Dan Radakovich for the open AD spot at Miami. Jackson went so far as to say the job was Radakovich’s to have, if he wanted it.

This came hours after a report from an Oregon reporter stated that Radakovich had accepted the job. That was reported to be premature by Jackson and many others, but still, there was plenty of smoke suggesting there’s fire here.

Then, later in the evening, former Clemson basketball player turned journalist Terrence Oglesby reported that Radakovich was informing staffers at Clemson he was leaving for Miami.

This would be a major coup for Miami. The Canes are trying to instill a new era in the Athletic Department, and Radakovich, who got his Master’s from UM and started his administrative career in Coral Gables, would be a major player in that new direction. Clemson has enjoyed a golden age of football under his leadership, winning 2 national championships and 6 consecutive ACC titles. And, Clemson’s other sports have been solid or better under Radakovich’s leadership, which is something Miami would love to have happen as well, as the Canes’ struggles athletically ave definitely not been limited to the gridiron.

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Obviously, this isn’t done yet. But if you pair the original report fro The Oregonian, the reports from Jackson (and many others, trust me), and the Oglesby — a connected Clemson alum — tweet, and there’s plenty to lead you to believe that Miami is days away from announcing a poaching of an AD of the highest order.

But before you get too excited, Brett McMurphy of ActionNetwork reported that the Oglesby report was inaccurate.

So, the Source wars continue.

The next step would be to secure the services of a new football coach, with Oregon’s Mario Cristobal being the #1 candidate there.

We’re obviously tracking it all, but things seem to be moving toward a conclusion, and the beginning of a new chapter for Miami athletics and Canes Football.

Stay tuned.

Go Canes

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