The Miami Hurricanes fired Al Golden halfway through his fifth season and one day after they suffered the worst loss in the schools’ history, a 58-0 loss to Clemson.
Fans had been flying banners attached to planes above Miami games throughout the season asking that Al Golden be fired.
Miami athletic director Blake James had the following to say about Al Golden after he was let go:
“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, 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.”
Larry Scott, tight ends coach and run game coordinator, will serve as interim head coach.
Golden will end his tenure at Miami with a record of 32–25, and a 17–18 mark in ACC play.
“On behalf of my family I want to thank the University of Miami for a tremendous opportunity,” Golden said in a statement. “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.”