The Detroit Lions hired former University of Miami head coach Al Golden as their new tight ends coach, the team announced.
Golden now gets to coach former first-rounder Eric Ebron, who caught eight passes for 199 yards in his final game at UNC against Miami.
The 46-year-old Golden was a tight end at Penn State under Joe Paterno. He went 59-59 in 10 seasons as a college head coach, going 32-25 in five seasons at Miami before being fired in 2015 with a 4-3 record. Last week, the Lions also hired another former college head coach Randy Edsall, who had been let go at Maryland in 2015.
The 57-year-old Edsall was hired as the Lions’ director of football research/special projects.
Golden and Edsall join former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince, Detroit’s O-line coach, on Jim Caldwell’s coaching staff.