Golden hitting the ground running at Miami

Miami head coach Al Golden, right, greets guests after a news conference in Coral Gables, Fla., Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Golden was introduced to the Hurricanes' community on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

December 14, 2010 1:22:51 PM PST
To call Al Golden's first day in the football coach's office at Miami hectic would be an understatement.

A few shirts were strewn over one chair, his suit jacket over another, and new luggage with the tags still attached sat in another corner by the door. His phone rang non-stop, and details big and small - completing final contract details while arranging for someone to show his wife toward the bookstore - were getting addressed.

Golden prides himself on being meticulously prepared, but nothing could have him fully ready for this. he tells The Associated Press that "I'm here now, and I'm ready."