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UM hires firm to assist ‘in all aspects of the search process’ for a football coach

UM has also formed a “search advisory committee’’ that will provide athletic director Blake James “with input on the process and on candidates.”
UM has also formed a “search advisory committee’’ that will provide athletic director Blake James “with input on the process and on candidates.” Miami Herald Staff

The University of Miami announced Monday that it has retained executive search firm Korn Ferry to “assist the University in all aspects of the search process’’ for a new head football coach.

Former coach Al Golden was fired Oct. 25, in the middle of his fifth season, a day after UM was beaten 58-0 by Clemson.

UM has also formed a “search advisory committee’’ that will provide athletic director Blake James “with input on the process and on candidates,’’ according to a written release distributed by the university.

Members of the advisory committee include board of trustee members Hilarie Bass, David Epstein and Steve Saiontz; deputy athletic director Jennifer Strawley; and former UM linebacker Jonathan Vilma and UM’s 1986 Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde, whose son Vincent is a sophomore quarterback for the Hurricanes.

“We are well underway in our search process,’’ said James, “and, as expected, there is already a tremendous amount of interest in the U. Additionally, we are reaching out to a number of UM constituencies to engage in dialogue and to hear their thoughts and vision. We will work diligently to find a great fit for Miami … ”

▪ Also Monday, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that UM’s final regular-season game at Pittsburgh on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, will kick off at noon and be televised by either ABC or ESPN2.

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