Ever since the Wisconsin job became open, there have not been many whispers about who the favorite could be. However, it looks like the job issue could be resolved soon. It appears that Al Golden is the heavy favorite at this point in time.
Al Golden, a favorite of Barry Alvarez, has emerged heavily at Wisconsin. Source says Golden mulling a decision today.
— Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) December 13, 2012
This would be quite the interesting move. Golden has not exactly set the world on fire at his other coaching jobs, but if the school thinks he would be a good fit, I would trust their judgment. They have been a very good football program for as long as I can remember. I have the feeling they will not screw up their hire.
As for Miami, this would leave them in an odd spot. The school is still trying to fix themselves but sanctions could be coming down the pipe at any time. That means it is hard to get a highly respected coach to come in. Who wants to coach a program that could be sanctioned? I know that I would not want to take on a job like that.
We will see if Golden ends up being the guy at Wisky. It might not be a super popular hire but it would probably work out well for them in the long run. As far as college coaching searches go, this has been tame. Golden would keep in line with that.