Nov 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden on the field against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Miami won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Miami head coach Al Golden says he's staying with the Hurricanes in official statement

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Nov 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden on the field against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Miami won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

You can now all but cross of the name of Al Golden from the list of potential candidates to take over the head coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Penn State, as the coach himself now has stated that he will not be leaving the ‘Canes in an official statement released on Sunday.

“There has been much speculation concerning my future at the University of Miami.  While I am flattered that our progress at The U during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized, I am also appreciative of just what we have here at UM and I am not a candidate for another position. We are eager to welcome our student athletes back to campus next week and visit with prospective student-athletes and their families beginning January 15.”

This past week, there were numerous outlets reporting that Golden was not only the top candidate, but that Penn State had offered him the job and he had accepted. Now, we know that’s not the case as Golden will be continuing his quest to try and rebuild the Miami program.

As far as Penn State goes, it appears that the list now is down to another alum in Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, both of whom had interviews scheduled with Penn State on Sunday.

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