Al Golden Says Goodbye to “The U”



Miami head coach Al Golden paces the sideline during the second quarter against Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Alan McGonigle, Sports Editor

As many football fans relaxed and enjoyed their Sundays of football and food, that was the not the case for University of Miami coach Al Golden after their 0-58 blowout loss to #3 Clemson, making it Miami’s worst loss in school history.

The former Temple University head coach was dismissed by the canes’  by athletic director, Blake James.

Golden took over a struggling hurricane team that was being sanctioned by the NCAA due to donor, Nevin Shapiro who spent over 2 million on players and the athletics over a time period ranging from 2002 to 2010.

The University of Miami had lost 9 scholarships over 3 years which had already put Golden at a disadvantage when he took the job amidst all the controversy surrounding the Hurricanes.

At one point under Golden, the Canes’ were ranked 7th in the AP top 25 polls, but UM melted down and ended the season 9-4. In the following season, the woes continued for the Canes’ as they finished with a mediocre record of 6-7 which was completely unexpected for them.

Some alumni criticized the school for firing him after a short 4 seasons, but others came out openly to back the decision of relieving Golden of his duties.

Golden’s total record at Miami was 32-25 throughout the 4 seasons that he spent with Miami.

Larry Scott will take over as head coach for Al Golden as the school looks for a permanent coach for the near future.



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