Al Golden fired after worst loss in program history, Larry Scott named interim head coach “Details”

Al Golden fired after worst loss in program history, Larry Scott named interim head coach

The Miami Hurricanes have fired head coach Al Golden, the school announced Sunday.

The firing comes one day after the worst loss in program history, a 58–0 defeat at the hands of Clemson. Miami is currently 4–3, and 1–2 in the ACC.

“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,” Director of Athletics Blake James said in a news release from the school. “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.”

Apparently James had a change of heart after sleeping on things. Immediately after the loss Saturday he said he wouldn’t make a coaching change at this time.

Al Golden was 32-25 in his five seasons at the helm of the UM program and led the Canes to two bowl games in 2013 and 2014.

“On behalf of my family I want to thank the University of Miami for a tremendous opportunity,” Golden said. “I believe in what we are doing and how we are doing it and we have some outstanding young men in our football program. Though this moment is difficult, we wish the Canes the best of luck going forward.”

Scott has served as the tight ends coach and run game coordinator for the past three seasons at Miami, after spending eight seasons at the University of South Florida.

The Hurricanes will play Duke on Saturday. Tight ends coach Larry Scott will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.