Al Golden Signs Contract Extension with Miami

In September, I wrote about the difficult situation faced by Al Golden, the first year coach at the University of Miami.  While Golden was interviewing with Miami, the university was reportedly aware of former booster Nevin Shapiro’s allegations that he provided millions of dollars in impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.  Miami, however, never informed Golden […]

More on Al Golden’s Coaching Contract with Miami

Last week, I discussed some lessons that coaches could take from Al Golden’s situation at the University of Miami – namely the fact that the university did not inform him (or its new athletic director) of the potential scandal concerning Nevin Shapiro and improper benefits provided to players prior to his accepting of the head coaching […]

Yahoo! Sports: Miami, Nevin Shapiro and NCAA Violations

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports that former Miami football booster Nevin Shapiro provided millions of dollars in impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.  The story, in the midst of various discussions of reform in collegiate athletics and pay-for-play, could have far-reaching ramifications.  The details of the benefits provided to Miami football players by […]

From the Vault: Edsall to Notre Dame Talk Shows All Coaches are Free Agents

The annual Randy Edsall Watch is underway in Connecticut with reports that Coach Edsall has discussed the University of Miami’s coaching vacancy with the University’s Athletic Director.  These reports remind me of the following article that I wrote about the state of collegiate coaching contracts. The reports of Notre Dame’s interest in UConn Head Football Coach Randy […]