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Temple confirms: ‘Canes are Golden

Al Golden II

Just to solidify and wrap a nice tidy bow around one of the bigger stories of the night, Temple has confirmed that their head coach will now be the head coach at Miami.  Of Florida.  Not of Ohio, their MAC rival.

Here’s a portion of the Temple release announcing Golden’s move.

“Al Golden did not just win games at Temple University, but he built a football program, and he did it the right way,” Temple University Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw said.  “He engineered one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Division I history, and not only did he turn Temple football around, he did it in such a way that it will last long after his departure.  The turnaround was not only seen on the gridiron, but also in the classroom, with unprecedented academic success. He also instilled core values evidenced by the team’s outstanding community service record.

“He hands off a program that is built for success, and for that Temple University is grateful.  We wish him, his wife Kelly, and his entire family all the best at the University of Miami.”

In five seasons on North Broad Street, Golden finished with a 27-34 overall record while breathing life back into the Temple football program.

The U just got a helluva football coach, and I really hope they realize that.  And they give him a chance.

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13 Responses to “Temple confirms: ‘Canes are Golden”
  1. inconsonance says: Dec 12, 2010 11:51 PM

    If he can do half as much for Miami as he did for Temple, they’ll be a strong, solid, and consistent team year in and year out. Until the Penn State job opens up, anyway. After that, they’ll be on their own.

  2. iamalwayscorrect says: Dec 13, 2010 4:57 AM

    And everyone wonders why the U can not get back to the dominant program it once was.
    It’s because of assinine hires just like this.
    Golden is not going to be able to get the talent to come to Miami.
    He is a safe, vanilla coach who won’t embarress the school but will never get to a BCS game.
    Donna Shalalalalala limmellammelingdong needs to let some of the boosters give her advice cause she is slowly flushing the program down the toilet and into to Atlantic.

  3. inconsonance says: Dec 13, 2010 5:29 AM

    If you mean “asinine,” you’re woefully incorrect. He may not be what you consider a good hire, but I guaran-damn-tee you that he’ll be successful, provided he’s not hamstrung by the administration. Furthermore, he’s obviously more capable than you, myusernameisdeadwrong.

  4. cane300 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:12 AM

    I am very happy that Al Golden is our coach! He is a very good football coach that makes the most of what he has. The “U” will return when the team is not constantly out-coached by the opposition. I believe we finally have a coach in the old mold of Miami football solid, dependable, and most importantly as he has shown at Temple, willing to do the hard work.

  5. drexelvol says: Dec 13, 2010 11:17 AM

    Easy choice for Golden. Broad Street in North Philly or Coral Gables, FL. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  6. hnirobert3 says: Dec 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    I’m okay with the hire. Canes fans want a big named coach, but they forgot that Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson were far from being “big named” when they came to Miami.

  7. smoothdaddyride says: Dec 13, 2010 2:13 PM


    you don’t think he can recruit? he got kids to actually come and play at Temple!!! what a dum-dum post.

  8. lucky5927 says: Dec 13, 2010 3:05 PM

    The only thing asinine is someone who thinks he is always correct, but is apparently clueless! The best thing that could have happened to Miami was to get a strong discplinarian to come in and coach. That program has long since needed discipline and he is exactly the man to do it. He had very little talent and built that program up. Imagine what he can do with the talent at Miami? Now I don’t expect a blow the door off the hinges season next year, but he will have them back in the top 10 very soon.

  9. iamalwayscorrect says: Dec 13, 2010 4:29 PM

    smoothdaddyride says:
    Dec 13, 2010 2:13 PM

    “he got kids to actually come and play at Temple!!!”
    Are you freakin kidding me?????!!!!!!!!
    You want to compare getting average talent kids living close to home is the same as recruiting blue chip players?????

    Getting kids to come play at Temple that do not have the talent to play for Texas, Oklahoma, OHio St., Florida, etc. is hardly an accomplishment.
    Recruiting average talent kids in the WAC is NOT, I repeat NOT going to bring the U back to the days where they compete for a championship each year. If you are satified with mediocrity then by all means be ecstatic with this hire.

    He will NEVER, EVER, sniff a NC game,
    Some of you people need to get a clue. Especially you theycalludaddiebutthekidsarentreallyyours

  10. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Dec 13, 2010 7:03 PM

    iamalwayscorrect says:
    Dec 13, 2010 4:29 PM

    Is this the same MAC that produced a horrible hire like Urban Meyer. Or Mark Dantonio?

    You didn’t get the glamour hire you wanted, and I am guessing by your screen name that you are the type who throws his toys out of the pram when he doen’t get what he wants.

    And quite honestly I am sure that anybody and everybody employed by the U could not give two shits what the hell you think.

  11. iamalwayscorrect says: Dec 13, 2010 8:17 PM

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch ladies.
    Geez, you high faloooten brainiacs from the all so dominant MAC schools where 5 star recruits are begging and bribing to attend sure are sensitive and protective of your Vince Lombardi like coaches.

    Just remember my favorite words.

  12. dolphins4 says: Dec 14, 2010 12:43 AM

    Temple should go hire a good head football coach like Dave Wannstedt to keep this program going upward.

  13. drexelvol says: Dec 14, 2010 11:17 AM

    @imalwayscorrect – You missed the point on recruiting completely. What smoothdaddyride meant by that is before Golden _nobody_ wanted to play for Temple, not even local kids. Golden was able to bring in some really good talent with respect to the program Temple has. That shows he has very good recruiting abilities.

    Extrapolate that to the talent that could potentially come to Miami and you could have some serious talent coming.

    He certainly can’t do a worse job than recent Miami coaches have done. Florida and Florida State has taken most of the 5-star players.

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