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Jedd Fisch lands coordinator job without knowing Al Golden

When Miami (FL) head coach Al Golden contacted Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch about the Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator position, Golden had never previously talked with Fisch.

Fisch, who is highly regarded amongst the NFL circles, told the Miami Herald, "I never met Coach Golden prior to our phone conversations, and I couldn't be more impressed. Obviously, it's not an easy decision to make when you're in the middle of a playoff run."

Si.com writer Peter King explained, “Jedd really is a highly regarded NFL assistant. I think he is good. I was really surprised that he left, even to be an offensive coordinator at Miami because I think his star was on the rise in the NFL. I think it is a very good hire by Miami. I think if he had stayed at Seattle, he was going to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL soon, so I am scratching my head a little bit, but I think it is a good hire for Miami.”

In his first year in Seattle as the quarterbacks coach under Pete Carroll, Fisch previously worked in his career with Spurrier, Mike Shanahan, and Brian Billick. So who is Jedd Fisch?

The Hurricanes’ 2011 schedule includes non-conference games against Ohio State, Kansas State, Bethune-Cookman, and at South Florida. The conference road schedule is tough with games at North Carolina, at Florida State, at Maryland, and at Virginia Tech.