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Al Golden: 2012 Colorado Coaching Search Profile

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Wikipedia
    Miami Profile

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    Current job: Head Coach at University of Miami (2011-present)

    6-6 record in 2011
    7-5 record in 2012

    Rivals recruiting ranks
    2011 transitional recruiting class: #36
    2012 class: #9
    2013 class (so far): #56 (only 10 commits, with 5 being 4* prospects)

    2006-2010: Head Coach at Temple University

    1-11 record in 2006 (Temple had been booted from Big East and was independent that season)
    4-8 record in 2007 (MAC conference)
    5-7 record in 2008
    8-4 record in 2009
    7-4 record in 2010

    2001-2005: Defensive Coordinator at the University of Virginia

    - When hired, was the youngest DC in the nation. Turned a defense ranked in the 100s into a top 20 squad.

    Previous Experience
    2000: Penn State LB Coach
    1997-99: Boston College LB Coach
    1994-96: Vigginia GA (LBs & Special Teams)

    Current Contract: $2 million per year through 2019, including a hefty buyout

    Why he might leave Miami: NCAA violations occurred before he was there. Allegedly, he was misled about them until after he had accepted the job. After Miami self-imposed a bowl ban in 2011, he was assured that Miami would not self-impose additional penalties over these old incidents. Miami just self-imposed a 2012 bowl ban a few weeks ago. Conventional wisdom is that the NCAA hammer is about to drop and this would free Golden of the buyout clauses in his contract.

    Why he might not choose Colorado: There are some big dogs that are interested in him. Also, Boston College is making a play and he has a relationship there from his first BCS coaching job.
     
  2. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    I'm lukewarm on this guy. He's never really won very big. The furthest west he's ever been as a coach was when he was at Penn State?

    Meh.
     
  3. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    He is the best option of any name we've heard thus far, imo
     
  4. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Legit coordinator experience? Check
    great recruiter? Check
    took a program from nothing to something? check

    His records at Miami have been just satisfactory. However, upon further inspection, they have lost a lot of close games.

    2011: lost by 4 vs KSU, 3 vs VT, 4 vs FSU. The other 3 losses were by 7 or 8 points each.
    2012: got steamrolled by KSU and ND. Lost by 4 to North Carolina and 1 vs Virginia.

    I'd prefer he won those close games, but there's a reason why he *might* be available to us. If he won them all, no way would we have a chance.

    He's by far the best we could do imo.
     
  5. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything to suggest he's interested in Colorado specifically? I've heard him linked to the TN search, but I can't find anything to say that he's remotely interested in heading west...that having been said, if he is interested, I think he'd be great for us...
     
  6. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Read on Rivals (think it was there) that he sees CU as a gold mine
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    There isn't much - really everyone is operating off a comment that Golden said awhile ago (as Tini noted) that CU is a gold mine
     
  8. Buffalo Brad

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    I have been hoping that Bohn has been working the back channels and he would be the surprise hire. Would love to have him follow up on his comments about Colorado in the past. Very positive comments about Colorado.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Would really be interesting to see what type of staff he put together at CU. You gotta think there is a decent chance Brennan Carroll would follow him here to be a position coach/recruiting coordinator.
     
  10. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    Please, please, please.
     
  11. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Apparently Miami has their version of Cabral in Art Kehoe. He has been there since 1981, except for a short stint recently at Ole Miss. I bet that guy has seen some **** in his time.
     
  12. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    More blow and strippers than any coach should see.
     
  13. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Black&Gold Goldmine for Golden.
     
  14. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Bump for Bohn
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    This probably ends all talk of Golden. No sanctions, no waived buyout.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Maimi's recruiting has got to have some pretty awkward conversations right now. They're lucky they've got swag.
     
  18. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    How hefty is the buyout? If Miami knows they're likely to get hit with sanctions that will allow Golden to get out of the contract, it's likely negotiable at this point. Golden pays something to get out of Dodge, but Miami realizes they should take what they can get now rather than nothing in a month or a year.
     
  19. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    He's under contract at $2 mil per year until 2020, I believe.
     
  20. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    But what's the buy out for him to leave early?
     
  21. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Don't know. Miami is a private school so their contracts are not publicly available.
     

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