With Miami coach Frank Haith’s departure to Missouri, an area team that desperately needs to develop a fan base is looking for a head coach.
Today that school is in Coral Gables
In a few weeks could it be the school in Boca Raton?
While I wouldn’t say it’s likely, there is no doubt it is possible that FAU coach Mike Jarvis could be interviewed, offered and accept the job at Miami.
After all the jobs are similar – except when it comes to salary and the prestige of playing in the ACC.
There was plenty of speculation on Monday about Jarvis, but it appears to be just that – speculation as we could find no credible source that would say Miami has interest in Jarvis, at least yet.
But , as long we’re just speculating, I’ll go one further. I believe Jarvis will indeed interview with Miami before all this is said and done.
Why not? Jarvis showed this season what he can do for a team on the court, but off the court as well as he, along with the help of a some hard-working students, turned The Burrow into a lively, energetic place when his Owls were playing. If he can do that with a non-existent fan base, imaginne what he could do with a program that brings North Carolina and Duke to town each season.
Not only did Jarvis create a fan base out of scraps, UM knows about what he did, when he mobilized FAU Nation enough to make Hurricane fans squirm when they created a home-court advantage in Miami’s gym in an NIT game a few weeks ago.
I don’t know enough about what Miami is looking for, although it appears that UM has its sights on Kansas State’s Frank Martin, Alabama’s Anthony Grant who are both Miami natives, but I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if UM quickly turned its sights to Jarvis should it not be able to land one of those two.
Until Jarvis lands an interview with UM, there really isn’t anything to worry about. But if I’m FAU AD Craig Angelos, I probably wouldn’t sleep too well if Jarvis does indeed meet with Miami officials.
While I don’t believe Jarvis is in a hurry to leave Boca Raton, a shot at coaching in the ACC without having to leave the area he seems to like, might be just too good to pass up.
Spring football continued with another practice and we had this report
. …FAU baseball returns for a home game today against Florida Gulf Coast and we had this preview.
The Sun-Sentinel poses the question if Mike Jarvis could be a candidate at Miami. ...FAUOwlAccess.com correspondent Alyssa Barbieri also has this football practice report
at her web site, Fly Like an Owl.