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Former Temple coach Al Golden will have his work cut out for him in Miami. This isn't a small school like Temple. Miami eats coaches alive and for a small-town guy like Golden it will be a challenge.

When you look at Al Golden's pedigree, he has the tools to be successful down there. Just who is the former Temple coach and current Miami Hurricanes coach?

Golden played tight end at Penn State and even played professional football for the Patriots in 1992. 

His leadership skills were identified in college when he was named captain of the Nittany Lions his senior year and helped lead them to a 42-17 win over University of Tennessee in the 1992 Fiesta Bowl.

Al Golden's humble roots date back to 1993 when he was a high school coach in Red Bank, New Jersey. Golden went on to become a graduate assistant at Virginia in 1994 and coached there til 1996. He coached linebackers at Boston College from 1997 to 1999. In 2000 he learned the ropes from Joe Paterno at his alma mater by scouting and coaching on defense. In 2001 he was hired as Virginia's Defensive Coordinator serving in that role until 2004 and it was evident this man could coach defense (they improved from 27ppg to 17ppg allowed during his tenure).

Golden got his shot as a Head Coach with Temple in 2005 and turned around one of the worst programs in College Football history.

When you look at the experience and where he's come from, Al Golden has the tools and chutzpah to make it in Miami.

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