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Boston College Wants Miami’s Al Golden

Steve Mitchell – USPRESSWIRE

University of Miami head coach Al Golden may be the most wanted coach in America as his name continues to pop up with every vacant coaching job with Boston College the latest to be added to the mix.

Golden repeatedly has stated he’s not searching for another job and is excited about the potential of the Miami team that very well could be the favorite to win the coastal division in the ACC next year, but that hasn’t stopped schools from pursuing.

However, Miami fans will remember when former Hurricanes coach, Butch Davis, was on a recruiting trip on Sunday telling potential recruits he wasn’t leaving Miami, and then took the Cleveland Browns job on Monday.

However, would Boston College be an upgrade over Miami for Golden even with looming sanctions?

I don’t think it would come close. The Miami job is a great one–when it’s not faced with potentially crippling NCAA sanctions–and Golden is loved by the Canes faithful despite his 13-11 record in two years at the helm.

B.C. is coming off a 2-10 season and has won a total of six games in the last two seasons and Golden has more prestigious options if he decided to leave. Tennessee is hot for Golden and now that Jon Gruden is no longer a candidate there, he will be the top target for the Volunteers.

Boston College would love to pry the New Jersey native away from Miami where he was the linebackers coach from 1997-1999 under Tom O’Brien before taking jobs at Penn State, Virginia and then resurrecting the Temple program in his first head coaching position prior to heading to Coral Gables.

His experience on the east coast would be a major asset in recruiting and would be a proven commodity as opposed to a top coordinator they could hire.

Golden may or may not decide to leave Miami and escape the looming sanctions, but the likelihood of him leaving for Boston College seems unthinkable.

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Patrick is a diehard Chicago sports and an avid college football fan, and the host of “The Wake-up Call,” a weekly sports show on Sportstownchicago.com airing live on Wednesday mornings from 8-10. View his show’s website here.