MIAMI GARDENS, Fl. Al Golden became the University of Miami's long-term football coach on Friday. That might not be good news for UM fans. After all, they still don't know if he can coach.
Golden, who finished his first season at The U with a disappointing 6-6 record, has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that goes through Feb. 1, 2020. The financials weren't disclosed, but suffice to say it's a risky deal, and UM carries all the risk.
Golden, who came to UM from Temple, has steadfastly maintained he doesn't want to leave UM. Ever. That didn't change Friday.
"This is where I want to be," he said. "This is a destination job."
So why the big reward?
Here's the deal: Golden played college football at Penn State. He was linebackers coach there in 2000. So, everyone assumes at some point he wants to coach there, that Penn State is his destination job.
Golden said that's never been the case.
"I've said all along I plan on being here," he said.
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