In case you were wondering, Al Golden still loves wearing orange and green.
A day after CBSSports.com reported that Golden’s agent, Brett Senior, said UM has made “overtures” to Golden about restructuring his contract amid the NCAA investigation that took him by surprise just months after he was hired, Golden took the time during Wednesday's weekly ACC coaches' teleconference to reaffirm his commitment to the program.
“I just want to make sure I’m clear to everybody that we love it here at Miami,” Golden said. “My wife, kids and I, and the staff, we love it here. We’ve got incredible support from the president and our AD, Shawn Eichorst, and we’re certain that support will continue in a number of ways moving forward."
Golden said that in his opening statement, then followed up later when he was asked if he had addressed the issue with his team.
"Again, for me, it was tough for me because when I was asked the question yesterday, I really didn't understand the context of it. I had no idea about the story, what was said, purportedly said, all that," Golden said.
"I had a chance to speak with my attorney and I expressed my displeasure. Again, I'm going to say it. I love it here. I know there were some questions yesterday. But my wife and kids are happy here. I think our staff is happy here. The president, this administration, Mr. Eichorst, have all been ultra-supportive. I'm certain, I'm positive, that that support will continue in a myriad of ways moving forward.
"Again, I don't think it's something I really have to address too long. I think since I've been here, I've been committed to turning Miami around and implementing a process and a structure and a culture that will endure.
"We're just out of the blocks. We're just out of the gates. I wish these types of things would go away in terms of we don't need any distractions. We're just trying to move forward with the program.
"I hope that answers your question."