Al Golden still at the U — for now

The Sports Brothers | 1/9/2014, 9 a.m.

University of Miami coach Al Golden won’t be the next coach at Penn State. Golden, who played at Penn State from 1987-91 and spent a season there as an assistant, said Sunday that he is not a candidate. So now what? Do we hear a collective sigh of relief or is that disappointment? I guess it depends on which side of the fence you stand on.

The Hurricanes ended the season in a disappointing fashion losing the Russell Athletic Bowl to Louisville. The Canes’ defense has been all-time bad for the last two years. Certainly the worst defense any Canes fan has seen in their lifetime. Golden said over the weekend that he was flattered that the progress at “The U” during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized. Wonderful but that's not going to be enough now. There are no more sanctions to worry about. It is time to see some results on the football field. Miami's horrific defense gave up over 500 yards in each of its last 6 games. That must change. Golden has done a very good job recruiting talent, now its time for the pay off. We are fully confident that Golden can make Miami a winner again. However, he may have to make some changes on his coaching staff, and he has shown a reluctance to do so. Particularly when it comes the much-maligned defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio. Regardless Canes fans will still support this program, this head coach and this team but patience is waning. Maybe next year? Time will tell. In other news our radio show is now on daily Mon.-Fri. 3 to 7 p.m. on 560 WQAM. We will continue to give our listeners a mix of sports and pop culture and have a strong presence on social media.

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