There’s nothing better than the rivalries in college football. Miami-Florida State isn’t quite the rivalry that it once was with the Hurricanes not contending for national championships, but this is still one of the top annual matchups in the ACC and in the nation.
Miami coach Al Golden is on the hot seat with a 31-22 record, and the fifth-year coach has already been the subject of a few plane banners over Sun Life Stadium prior to the start of the Bethune-Cookman and Nebraska games.
But here’s where the rivalry comes into play. While Miami fans are flying banners over the stadium in support of a new coaching staff, Florida State fans are attempting to round up enough money to fly a “Keep Al Golden” banner. The Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter first reported this on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe page was setup on Sept. 19 to raise $500 for the banner, and as of Tuesday afternoon, the donations had reached $110.
Joseph Johnson created the page for donations and included this language in support of getting a banner flown above Doak Campbell Stadium on Oct. 10 when Miami visits Florida State:
“Al Golden has done a terrific job in keeping Miami irrelevant, Cane fans want him gone. However in Tallahassee we love Coach Golden, that's why we want to show our love in 3 weeks when the canes come to Tallahassee, with a banner that will fly over the stadium...for an hour.”