Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden has been one of the most highly rumored candidates to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State. Considering the ongoing NCAA turmoil surrounding Miami, plus the fact that he's played and coached linebackers at PSU, the speculation makes sense. Even though the Nittany Lions' troubles make Miami's look like a Miami crowd attempting to fill Beaver Stadium, if you will.
That speculation will not die down thanks to this quote:
@ByTimReynolds Here's the exact Al Golden quote from ACC teleconference today. "I believe I'm going to be the head coach at Miami in 2012, that's correct."
The Canes have already given up a 2011 bowl trip in hopes of staving off near-maximum NCAA penalties due to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. This may be the last story about the two biggest scandals of the sports year colliding. Remember when you were aghast at Miami's? Amazing thing to consider, since the Miami adventure seems like harmless fun compared to the Jerry Sandusky travesty.
Related: Jerry Sandusky fallout, replacing Joe Paterno, and Penn State's movement to support sexual abuse survivors. For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. More college football news.