Hurricanes give Golden four-year extension

The Miami Hurricanes gave head football coach year contract extension on Friday.

The new deal, which will run through February 1, 2020, was announced during Miami's season-finale against Boston College. Golden initially signed a five- year contract in December 2010.

Golden led the Hurricanes to a 6-6 record this season, his first with the school. Miami lost to the Boston College, 24-17, on Friday.

"I look forward to working side-by-side with Coach Golden for many years," said director of athletics Shawn Eichorst. "Al has done a fantastic job of rebuilding and solidifying the foundation of our football program while fostering success both on and off of the field. He has been a first-class representative of our University and I am confident that with Al leading the way, our future is very bright."

Prior to taking the Miami job, Golden brought a Temple program back from the dead. In his first season (2006), the Owls went 1-11 in their final year of football independence. But he led Temple to a nine-win season in 2009 and an eight-win campaign in 2010.

"My family loves it in South Florida, we have embraced the community and we could not be more excited about the future of the Miami Hurricanes football team," said Golden. "I can't thank President Shalala and Shawn Eichorst enough for their support and commitment to our student-athletes and staff. We are ready to hit the recruiting road and begin our preparations for the 2012 season."

The Hurricanes will not be going to a postseason game this season. This past Sunday, the school decided to withhold its football team from bowl consideration while it deals with an ongoing NCAA inquiry. The NCAA investigation stems from allegations made by former booster Nevin Shapiro, who told Yahoo Sports in August that he provided over 70 Miami football players with incentives -- such as cars, money and yacht rides -- between 2002 and 2010. Earlier this season, the NCAA leveled a variety of sanctions against 12 Miami players for their involvement with Shapiro.