Temple University's Al Golden has accepted an offer to be the Miami Hurricanes' new head football coach.
"From the beginning of this process, one candidate stood above the rest as the right fit for the University of Miami," said Miami AD Kirby Hocutt. He is introducing Golden at a 6PM Monday press conference.
"We are proud to welcome Al Golden to The U. His desire, leadership, communications skills and preparedness stood above the rest and he is the right man to meet the championship expectations of this program."
Golden met twice with Hocutt, once in New York and once in Philadephia before accepting. Temple was 0-11 with a three-year record of 3-31 in the three seasons before Golden was hired in 2005. In 2009, he led the Owls to a 9-3 season and a bowl game, their best showing since 1979.
Golden also led the biggest academic jump in the NCAA's APR era at Temple. Miami President Donna Shalala is huge on that...
Jim Berry stands in front of a monitor to deliver the news...