Golden says he’s ‘not a candidate’ for PSU job

Miami coach Al Golden, considered a leading candidate for the Penn State job, released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he is not in the running for that or any other position.

Golden’s statement, posted on the Miami Hurricanes’ website:

“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.”

Penn State has been expected to interview Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak today.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

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