After a week of rumors speculating he would take the vacant position at Penn State, University of Miami coach Al Golden reaffirmed his commitment to the Hurricanes in a statement released Sunday afternoon.
"There has been much speculation concerning my future at the University of Miami," Golden said in the statement. "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. We are eager to welcome our student-athletes back to campus next week and visit with prospective student-athletes and their families beginning Jan 15."
Golden, 44, took over for Randy Shannon at Miami on Dec. 13, 2010. He has gone 22-15 in three seasons, improving the win total each year (six in 2011, seven in 2012, nine in 2013) despite the NCAA saga lasting 28 months.
The Hurricanes lost 36-9 to No. 18 Louisville at the Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28. Golden is ...