Ex-Miami coach Al Golden joining Detroit Lions as tight ends coach

Former Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden went 32-25 in five seasons with the program.

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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.