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Boston College Football: Al Golden A Possible Replacement For Frank Spaziani?

With Miami A.D. Shawn Eichorst resigning, could Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden be headed to Chestnut Hill at the end of this season?

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On Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel wrote a glowing piece about Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden, mentioning that Golden may be looking for a new gig at the end of the season.

That said, it isn't the only desirable place. In the coming months when Arkansas (for sure) and Tennessee (possibly) go looking for new head coaches, how would their attention not be drawn to Coral Gables? And who knows what else breaks open out there this fall or next.

ESPN Insider piggybacked on Wetzel's article, further suggesting that Boston College could be another possibility due to Al Golden's New England roots and time as the Eagles LB coach from 1997-99.

It would make a lot of sense if Golden was looking elsewhere, especially given the spectre of the NCAA coming down hard on the Hurricanes football program in light of the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Not only that, but it appears as though Golden's employer is already leaving town.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Shawn Eichorst resigned as Miami's athletic director on Thursday, the latest blow to a department bracing to be hit by NCAA sanctions, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

Eichorst's tenure at the University of Miami lasted only 18 months. He joined the Hurricanes after serving as Wisconsin's Chief Operating Officer for athletics (stop me if this sounds familiar). The leadership vacuum left at the U, combined with the threat of NCAA sanctions, may be just the set of factors that makes Golden's tenure down in Coral Gables a short one.

When Golden was hired by Miami, the AP reported that the deal was for at least four years for up to $8 million. Basically, capped at $2 million a year. Would Boston College be willing to match or beat Golden's current contract at Miami?

Cart before the horse, as the school first needs to hire a new Athletics Director. But as I see it, BC could do a lot worse than bringing the tie back to Chestnut Hill.