I started this daily update post yesterday, and that seemed to be a hit with Canes fans all over the internet. So, we're gonna keep this going every day until we have a new coach named.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is back with another report. And, depending on which coach you support, this could be positive.
UM very hopeful of landing Mark Richt. Nothing definite, but hearing optimism this afternoon. We'll see if UM closes the deal.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 2, 2015
Peter Ariz from CanesInSight.com added
Mike Perchick from KVUE in Austin, TX confirms Ariz's report.
I can confirm this report. Deal could be completed within 24 hours https://t.co/sGGKtzuwSA— Mike Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) December 2, 2015
Perchick went on to tweet....
Richt and UM discussing coordinators. I'll say this- if news I heard holds true, Cane fans will be very happy...— Mike Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) December 2, 2015
Dieter Kurtenbach from KNBR (formerly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel) gives double confirmation.
What @PeterAriz said. Good scoop.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) December 2, 2015
Brody Logan from Fox 5 News DC gives triple confirmation.
Can confirm @PeterAriz report. Mark Richt will be the next head coach at the University of Miami.— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) December 2, 2015
Ryan Bass from CBS sports chimes in with quadruple confirmation
Mark Richt & Miami are in the final stages of negotiations. An agreement could be reached tonight, barring last-minute change, per source.— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) December 2, 2015
Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald has a report that's not confirmation, but it's damn close.
More on Mark Richt, with UM fully expecting his hiring barring any surprising last-minute turn of events: https://t.co/JzvtilOtkH— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 2, 2015
Zach Klein from WSB in Atlanta echoed Jackson's sentiments
Richt to #Canes is not done, but heading that direction. Source says lots of details to work out. $$, Staff payments, budgets, etc— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) December 2, 2015
Brett McMurphy from ESPN confirms Richt to The U
Dave Hyde from the Miami Herald confirms Richt to Miami
Confirming @PeterAriz report that Richt is taking the job. Final details being worked out. But he's coming to Miami.— Dave Hyde (@davehydesports) December 2, 2015
Mark Schlabach from ESPN, who was a hold out on the confirmation, now says
Well, was just told with 100-percent certainty that Mark Richt to Miami should be finalized tonight or tomorrow.— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 2, 2015
Bruce Feldman from FOX Sports confirms
Luther Campbell, better known as Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew fame, ranked the 8 candidates for the Miami job. Read his thoughts here:
Joe Schad has a report about the coaching search. Miami set to wait on the presumptive "#1 candidate"?
People involved in Miami search do believe they’ll wait on Mark Richt— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 2, 2015
Latest report: Miami and Mark Richt may be negotiating towards a contract.
Miami set to hire Richt? https://t.co/5AsiVq979I— Football Rumor Mill (@fbrumormill) December 2, 2015
A quote from that piece:
"I can’t imagine it’s anyone else. The word is everything is headed down the right path." - anonymous insider
As usual, take that for what it's worth. More when it's available.
Posted this article in yesterday's updates, but the last detail is different, so it bears reposting. FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman says 1. Miami has nearly $4M to spend on a coach, and 2. The goal is to HAVE A COACH BY SUNDAY.
That last part? That's the new part that matters. Read it for yourself below.
For what it's worth....
FWIW: @Canesport reporting on its message board that Richt "told Maryland and Virginia no" & his wife "signed off on the move." FWIW.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) December 2, 2015
Our sister site For Whom the Cowbell Tolls takes a look at what Dan Mullen interviewing for the Miami job means for them.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post writes that former Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt is the front runner for the Miami Hurricanes coaching job. He also has more info for who is in 2nd as of now (which is also interesting and you should read):
All the updates from December 1st: