Posted January 05, 2014

Al Golden not interested in Penn State job, will remain at Miami

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Al Golden brought the Hurricanes to their first bowl game since 2010 this season. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Al Golden brought the Hurricanes to their first bowl game since 2010 this season. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Miami Hurricanes football coach Al Golden released a statement on Sunday confirming his commitment to the program.

Golden was viewed as a top candidate for the head coaching job at his alma mater, Penn State, after coach Bill O’Brien left the team for the NFL’s Houston Texans, but has decided to remain with the Hurricanes.

“There has been much speculation concerning my future at the University of Miami.  While I am flattered that our progress at The U during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized, I am also appreciative of just what we have here at UM and I am not a candidate for another position.”

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Golden just completed his third season as head coach of Miami, with a 9-4 record and a loss to Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the team’s first bowl appearance since 2010.


5 comments
M46
M46

Good news for Penn State!

plymouth581
plymouth581

what a front runner katherine webb must be,splits up with qb a.j. mccarron  after he fumbles the ball,and game away for alabama.

ianlinross
ianlinross

Somebody explain to me why the Penn State job is more coveted than Miami?

chrisfish5
chrisfish5

@ianlinross More money, bigger fanbase, bigger stadium, better facilities, having fans that actually attend games......etc. etc.    Not that Miami is a bad job (it's actually been a great stepping stone into the NFL), but Penn State also doesn't have to compete with pro sports like Miami does. 

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

All those things are valid but what is the point of those resources if it comes with a hovering cloud of people living in the old days of a legendary coach who left a longstanding stain that will take a long time if ever to forget.