The Mississippi State coach and former Florida assistant is highly respected.
The search for the next Penn State head coach took an interesting turn over the weekend with the news that current Miami coach and former PSU player Al Golden signed a new four-year contract extension that stretches to February 2020.
The coach and other school leaders are gone amid a horrible and chilling scandal.
The current situation at Penn State is truly sad and tragic. We were all shocked by the revelations in the grand jury report involving long-time PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his 40-count sexual-abuse case. The fallout from this horrific criminal indictment has affected the entire university.
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Miami Hurricanes meet after scandalous offseasons.
The Miami and Ohio State programs were both rocked earlier this year with major cheating scandals. The Buckeyes lost ultra-successful coach Jim Tressel and talented quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the process and still have key players suspended.
The carousel was quite active in the offseason, with 23 coaching positions — 19.2 percent of all FBS schools — changing hands. And not only was the amount of turnover high, but there are some major programs under new leadership — Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Michigan. The following is our take on the new coaches for 2011 — with a new twist. This year, we’ve ranked the hires from best to worst.
Al Golden has brought a new culture and a new energy to Miami.
by Jorge Milian
Fans of the Miami Hurricanes are a notoriously difficult bunch to please. But they’re pushovers compared to Toni Golden, the mother of new Canes coach Al Golden.
After working one of his first games as Temple’s coach in 2006, Golden called his parents to get their opinion. Toni, who watched the game on television at home in Colt’s Neck, N.J., didn’t criticize Al’s play-calling or decisions.