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Miami Coach Al Golden Says He Is Not A Candidate For Any Job

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes looks on during second quarter action against the Virginia Cavaliers on November 23, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Virginia 45-26. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) | Joel Auerbach via Getty Images

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Al Golden has released a statement, saying he is not a "candidate for another position."

Golden's statement did not specifically mention Penn State, his alma mater that reportedly targeted him as a top candidate to replace Bill O'Brien as its next coach.

Golden says he is "flattered that our progress at The U during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized."

Golden is 22-15 in three seasons at Miami, with much of that time coming while the Hurricanes were dealing with an NCAA investigation that revolved around the actions of a former booster. That saga ended midway through this past season, when Miami finished 9-4 and began luring a recruiting class that is widely expected to be among the top 10 nationally.

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