UM Hurricanes' HC Al Golden to Penn State?

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  1. RayGator
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    On the ESPN preview segment of the Russell Athletic Bowl that was just on, Mark May and Lou Holtz both think there is a good possibility that UM coach Al Golden may go to Penn State. The present Penn State coach O'Brien is rumored to be headed to the NFL Texans. Apparently there is a history and strong connection of Al Golden to Penn State.

    Mark May added these zingers. "Why not?" he said. "Penn State always sells out their home games and Miami doesn't. And Miami doesn't have a stadium. They travel 25 miles to use an NFL stadium." And after he said that Holtz did not take any issue with anything that Mark May had just said. And these guys don't always agree on stuff.

    Time will tell.
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    Seems like he would be their top target... what is PSU's probationary status now? I remember they had some of the penalties reduced...
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    Why would he leave the fertile recruiting ground of South Florida?
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    Golden to PSU
    Holley to UF
    Dumbo to UT
    Cook sticks with UF........:p
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    They got some schollies back and they have two years of the bowl ban left.
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    It's his alma mater. He would probably want to bring the program back and be the next JoePa. Definitely more fan support at Penn St.
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    He can recruit S FL if he coaches at penn state (maybe not as much but still possible)
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    I can't see it. Though I think he gets fired if they don't win the coastal next season
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    Why can't you see it? He played there is a good coach and has experience running a messed up program. It's not like the psu job is that great.
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    if o'brien does leave, penn state will probably go after mike munchak, greg schiano or james franklin

    golden stayed loyal to miami during their NCAA trial, don't see him up and leaving now that they're in the clear
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    He would be the first guy they call if/when O'Brien leaves.
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    Perhaps Munchak or Schiano if they lose their jobs. Franklin would be in the mix. He's from Bucks County, would probably love to coach in Happy Valley.
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    on a sidenote, this is why the NCAA system is a joke. This guy recruited kids to go to that pedophile harboring institution, knowing that they would not be able to attend a bowl game for the majority of their collegiate careers. the kids who signed those LOI's trusted and believed in this man. They understood what they would be sacrificing if they went to Penn State, and did so anyways because they believed in this mans word. Now, he might decide that he doesn't want to deal with the sanctions anymore, so he is going to go back to the NFL.

    Those kids however, should they choose to not want to deal with sanctions anymore, would lose a year of eligibility if they transfer.

    complete and utter B.S.
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    He's a NFL guy. Penn State knew this when they hired him. They needed someone who could get them through the worst of the sanctions, which he has done.

    They knew they wouldn't have him for long and were okay with it.
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    Al Golden is a Penn State alum and he was also LB coach and recruiting coordinator at PSU in 2000 and apparently idolized Paterno. He is also from New Jersey and his wife is from Pennsylvania, so I suspect they probably would like the idea of living closer to their home and presumedly family. He has no real ties to Florida or the Miami area.

    PSU has significantly more resources and a better fan base than Miami will ever have and let's face it, Golden really doesn't fit the culture of the Miami program. I suspect it's also got to be a dream of Golden to resurrect the Penn State program. And PSU also allows him to move to a superior football conference.

    If he's offered the job at PSU, I find it very hard to imagine he would choose to stay at Miami.
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    Actually, I think they were free to transfer.
    Should be anyway.
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    They had an entire calendar year to leave without penalty.
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    He's well liked here. He did a good job at Temple too. Left a nice foundation for SA to use as a springboard to Boston College.
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    I think the poster was referring to the kids who were recruited by O'Brien and his leaving them.
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    Disagree. The Penn State job is potentially a GREAT job. Flagship program in the state, sells out 100+K each game, tons of resources, great tradition (Sandusky notwithstanding). That is a coveted position. Golden would jump at the chance.
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