Coral Gables, FL (AP) - Al Golden has arrived in Miami,
already in the midst of a busy first day at his new job.
After arriving on a mid-afternoon flight, Golden has met
university president Donna Shalala, along with his new players --
most of whom hadn't heard of the former Temple coach before the
Hurricanes hired him on Sunday.
Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt says Golden was the top
choice as soon as their first interview in New York ended early
last week. Hocutt and Golden subsequently met in Philadelphia, then
had several phone conversations, all culminating in an agreement on
a five-year contract.
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