University of Miami Fires Al Golden After Worst Loss In Program History

The University of Miami fired its head football coach a day after the storied program suffered its worst loss since the 1940s.

Al Golden, who had been the coach since 2010 was fired earlier this evening. The announcement was made by Blake James, the athletic director for UM.

“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.” James said in a statement.  “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.”

The firing game one day after UM lost 58 to 0 to a top ten Clemson team.

Assistant coach Larry Scott will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Golden was 32-25 in his five seasons as the head football coach but only took the team to two bowl games during his tenure.

According to the UM press release, 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.

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