Lions hire Al Golden as tight ends coach

Al Golden was the coach at Miami from 2011-15 and at Temple from 2006-10. (Joe Skipper/AP)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Former Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden has been hired as tight ends coach of the Detroit Lions.

Golden was fired by Miami in October. He was the coach there from 2011-15 and at Temple from 2006-10.

The Lions announced the move Monday night.

Golden moves to the NFL after 23 years as a college coach. He was an assistant at Virginia, Penn State and Boston College before taking over at Temple.

He went 32-25 with Miami and 17-18 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, his stint marred by an NCAA investigation and subsequent fallout caused by things that happened before he arrived. Golden’s last game with Miami was a 58-0 loss to then-No. 6 Clemson.

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