The odds of Al Golden returning to the Miami Hurricanes for the 2016 season continue to dwindle with every passing game. The ineptitude continues to get layered in cement as opponents shred through a porous defense.

Naturally talk has shifted towards Golden’s replacement. Texas’ Charlie Strong is the latest intriguing possibility thrown out by a college football insider.

“I think one name that would be in the mix, and I think his stock improved dramatically Saturday, is Charlie Strong,” McMurphy said on 790 The Ticket. “I don’t think it’s any secret that it has not been a great fit at Texas for Charlie and I think with his history recruiting the South Florida area when he was at Louisville, I think Miami could make a run at him and I think Strong would be interested.”

McMurphy said he thinks Strong “would be open to listening” if Miami came calling.

The possibility has roadblocks, however, with Strong in the second year of a five-year contract paying him over $5 million a season. A buyout would be highly unlikely considering Miami’s frugal track record so that would mean the only plausible scenario leading to Strong joining Miami is if he is fired. He’s 2-4 this season after going 6-7 in his first year. If he fails to at least get back to .500 at a program with colossal expectations, it wouldn’t be a shocker if Texas boosters pulled the plug.

Strong lost just three games over his last two seasons at Louisville.

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