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.