Being inducted into the college football hall of fame.
Here is his interview with Dan Sileo who played for him.
His time here did not end well but as always he's a character.
#$%# that useless $#@%er. He may have drafted some good players. BUt he treated Marino like garbage, I will never let that grudge go.
I don't wanna step on anybody's beliefs, but......................... well, here we go.
This particular college Hall of Fame class is poor. Any collegiate Hall of Fame class that doesn't include Derrick Thomas is a farce, and it's due to the ridiculous rule where a school can't have players inducted into the Hall of Fame in back to back years. We had Marty Lyons inducted last year.
Steve Bartkowski? I'm old enough to remember when we beat the Bartkowski led California team 66-0.
Jimmy should go in with the same class as Phillip Fulmer.
Tommie Frazier is another one that belongs in the college football Hall of Fame soon.
Jimmy did draft Yatil Green to help Dan along but the 1st round pick never played. He also drafted Jason taylor , Zach Thomas , Sam Madison and Pat Surtan to build a top 5 defense for years to come.
He played on a National Championship team at Arkansas. Won a championship for the Canes and two super bowls for Dallas. His U M team that lost to Penn st in another title game is considered one of the best of all time.
Not a bad resume.
What's really B.S. is that Schnellenberger is ineligible.
I hated Jimmy being a part of the Dolphins ,hated the way he tried to steal the job from Don Shula on TV. hated it even more that it worked and he got the job and Shula was pushed out.
He's a shameless snake in my book......With that said, lol what he did at the U was awesome!!!
The award is for college and as a Canes fan i feel he deserves it as you said.
It was a slow news day and I thought is was interesting.
There wasnt going to be a good way to remove Shula that would make fans happy. But it was necessary for Shula to go, There were two key draft failures that could of solved the JJ and Marino tension and that was Yatil Green being healthy and Cecil Collins staying out of trouble. With the D-Fense that JJ built, Collins and Green would of worked wonders with Marino and I think we would of been Super Bowl contenders. Congrats JJ
Jimmy's accomplishments elsewhere other than Miami is what barely gets him into the college Hall of Fame. His experience as a head coach in college doesn't even meet the minimum requirement of 10 years.
He was 1-1 in national championship games as a coach and has a losing record in bowl games (2-3).
Dennis Erickson has a higher winning percentage at Miami, and won twice as many national titles as Jimmy. Erickson is also an innovator of the one-back offense going back to his days at Idaho where Scott Linehan played quarterback for him. He'll be there soon.
Out of Jimmy, Dennis Erickson, and Howard Schnellenberger.... Jimmy is the least deserving to be in the college football Hall of Fame. The fact that Howard Schnellenberger is ineligible based on winning percentage is the biggest travesty in the sport. He resurrected dead programs, and started brand new one's. One of the best program builders of his era.
He took what he learned from Bear Bryant at Alabama and is the reason the University of Miami even has a football program. Howard Schnellenberger is why Jimmy Johnson is now in the college football Hall of Fame.
This man belongs in the Hall of Fame.