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Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 1: Head coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes looks on against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first half at Nippert Stadium on October 1, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden has found work in the NFL.

The Lions have announced that Golden is their new tight ends coach.

Golden was fired in the middle of the season last year after going 32-25 in four and a half seasons coaching the Hurricanes. He previously spent five seasons as head coach at Temple.

This is Golden’s first NFL job since a brief stint as a tight end in Patriots camp as an undrafted rookie tight end in 1992. Golden has never played or coached in an NFL regular-season game.

Golden’s hiring is the second time this week that the Lions hired a recently fired college head coach. Detroit also added former Maryland coach Randy Edsall to its front office.

Shortly after the announcement of Golden’s hiring, Lions tight end Eric Ebron pointed out on Twitter that Golden knows who he’ll be coaching: When Ebron was at North Carolina in 2013, he had 199 receiving yards against Golden’s Hurricanes.

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10 Responses to “Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach”
  1. yyc2phx says: Feb 1, 2016 7:18 PM

    Good hire…

  2. canetic says: Feb 1, 2016 7:18 PM

    Congratulations. He’s great at clapping and wearing ties.

  3. jtm3234 says: Feb 1, 2016 7:25 PM

    Caldwell, was on the PSU staff when Golden was in college

  4. therealtrenches says: Feb 1, 2016 8:00 PM

    Tight ends coach? Aren’t “bright young promising” college coaches supposed to graduate to HC jobs in the pros?

    This guy vowed he’d stay at Temple long enough to establish the program. And then shortly after that, he walked when the first seemingly “big time” offer came along.

    Since then, Temple found a coach who has actually done what Golden claimed he would: put the program on the map and sign a long term extension.

    Meanwhile, his career has been a joke. How’s your karma tastin’ there, Al? What’s that? A little sour? Thought so. Welcome to your job overseeing a handful of players in Detroit.

  5. staffordsyear says: Feb 1, 2016 8:16 PM

    Keep building..

  6. rlpftt says: Feb 1, 2016 8:37 PM

    Keep building….because the Lions have been in Full Swing Decline!

    LoLions!

  7. senatorblutarsky says: Feb 1, 2016 10:09 PM

    Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach
    ____________________

    Now all they need are some good tight ends. I’m sure it won’t be long.

  8. senatorblutarsky says: Feb 1, 2016 10:20 PM

    rlpftt says:
    Feb 1, 2016 8:37 PM

    Keep building….because the Lions have been in Full Swing Decline!

    LoLions!
    ___________________

    Another troll comment. I don’t which team you cheer for but I hope the rest of their fan base isn’t so insecurely fearful and negative.

  9. mack2x says: Feb 2, 2016 9:54 AM

    Ebron talks too much

  10. duanethomas33 says: Feb 2, 2016 10:11 AM

    Great hire! Winner everywhere he has been, big fan of him. This more than makes up for Calvin Johnson retiring.

    jk.

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