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Miami has fired Al Golden

Al Golden

One day after the worst loss in program history, Al Golden has been fired as Miami's head coach.

Hurricanes AD Blake James said in the aftermath of the team's record-breaking 58-0 loss to Clemson that Golden would not be fired and he looked forward to Miami's effort against Duke next week.

A day later, he changed his mind.

“Coach Golden has led our program through some very difficult times and he has done so with class, integrity and a true desire to see our students succeed on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” James said in a statement. “However, we have a proud tradition of excellence at Miami, not just in football but in all sports, and we want to compete for ACC and national championships. I simply believe that now is the time to bring the Hurricane Family together and rally behind our young men.”

Tight ends coach/run game coordinator Larry Scott will serve as interim head coach.

Golden closes his tenure with a 32-25 mark and two bowl trips in his four-and-a-half seasons. Miami, though, did not compete in an ACC championship game under Golden and presently sees themselves staring upward at North Carolina, Duke and Pittsburgh in the ACC Coastal.

Miami becomes the seventh FBS program to make a change this season - and second in the state of Florida today.

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