As the hilarious Liz Lemon would say on 30 Rock, “What the what?” Many FIU fans are questioning Pete Garcia‘s move to hire Ron Turner as FIU’s new football head coach. Yes, that Ron Turner. Norv’s brother.
Butch Davis was the favorite to take the job, but that did not happen. According to sources, Davis actually helped Garcia hire Turner. (What the…?)
Turner was just recently the quarter back coach with the Tampa Bay Bucs. He has no experience recruiting in South Florida. Nada.
Turner was head coach at Illinois for eight seasons where his record was 35-57. He led Illinois to two bowl games. 10 of those wins with Illinois came in one season, which was in 2001. (Thank you, Krista, for the info!)
This should be interesting.