Notre Dame assistant capable of opening Syracuse head coach?

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The college football coaching carousel is starting to move in a big way. While the regular season didn’t see many coaches lose their jobs early, the firings have been more regular in recent days.

One job that will be open in a few days is that of Syracuse’s head football coach. Dino Babers has held that position since 2016 and has finished with a record of just two wins in his career.

The 5-6 Orange will move on from it after their season finale against Wake Forest on Saturday. Could the opening be one that lures Notre Dame’s legendary assistant coach away from South Bend?

Defensive coordinator Al Golden has had success on the east coast, especially at Temple, where he breathed life into a program that had been moribund. His success led to a job in Miami starting in 2011. Could Golden go back to the ACC?

He was asked about it Monday by Blue-Gold Illustrated’s Tyler Horka. Here’s what Golden said:

If you are looking for something hard, that answer is definitely not given.

I don’t know if Golden is going to get the job, if he’s really interested in it, or what’s going to happen.

What I do know is that when you are successful as a unit, other programs want services. I appreciate Golden not coming out completely in denial and then leaving a few weeks down the road, although I wouldn’t be surprised if he left at the the end

Story first appeared on Fighting Irish Wire

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