Monday, December 13, 2010

Al Golden Is New Football Coach of the Miami Hurricanes

Al Golden will be the new football coach at the University of Miami, according to multiple reports.

The school confirmed the hiring Monday and will introduce Golden at a Monday night press conference.

A source told The Associated Press that the deal is believed to be for at least four years and worth up to $8 million for the 41-year-old Golden.

Golden led Temple to 17 wins in the last two seasons, improving a school that went 1-11 in his first campaign. The Owls were 8-4 this season but were not invited to a bowl game.

The University of Pittsburgh also reportedly offered Golden its head coaching job and, up until Sunday night, Golden was contemplating where he would end up.

Golden has earned a reputation as a passionate recruiter, strong motivator and a man who prides himself on players' performance in academics.

Golden will replace Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon, who was fired after the Hurricanes (7-5) finished with a loss to South Florida.

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