Clint Hurtt: This is some of Yahoo!’s finest work. Not only do they nail a coach for an illegal interest-free loan, but in a shocking turn of events, they have actual, relevant financial information (a canceled check). Yahoo! was CLEARLY justified in making this accusation.
"I gave all the thanks to head coach Charlie Strong, defensive coordinator Vance Bedford and defensive line coach Clint Hurtt. They helped make me the player I am today. I want to thank Tom Jurich for bringing that staff in. I am so blessed right now and can't wait to get down there."
A smart up-and-comer would walk across broken glass to get the Miami job. It won't pay as much as other marquee jobs, and while the Hurricanes have earmarked money to improve their facilities, they still don't have the palaces other major programs do.
Another name to consider is Louisville's Charlie Strong. Strong has only coached the Cardinals for a season, but he took them from 4-8 to a bowl eligible 6-6, and they were competitive in every game except a 20-3 loss to Pittsburgh. That may not sound impressive, but Strong inherited a depleted roster. Plus, his name has instant credibility in the Sunshine State because of his work as Florida's defensive coordinator. He also probably would bring defensive coordinator Vance Bedford -- a well-connected recruiter in South Florida -- and assistant Clint Hurtt, a Miami alum who served as the Hurricanes' recruiting coordinator from 2007-09.