Al Golden: I don't need 'Yes' men. Planes don't run on gauges. They run on gas.
Posted by: Pete Roussel on July 23, 2012
Miami (FL) head coach Al Golden stated today the event at Penn State certainly make him take a step back to know what's really happening in his own program.
Golden said today's ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, "It certainly does. The other experience we're having at Miami (FL) has made sure we're doing that as well. So every once in a while, you have to step back and take inventory, make sure you have the right checks & balances in your organization. I think it's really important."
"I always talk to the staff about: I don't need yes men. I need guys that tell me the truth because ultimately, planes don't run on gauges. They run on gas. I need people that can give me the gas. I don't care what the gauge says. This plane is going down if it has no gas."
While Golden was implicated in a recent YAHOO! report as having known about recruiting violations, the second year Miami (FL) head coach immediately released a statement denying such accusation.
ACC commissioner John Swofford stood up for Golden by stating to the Miami Herald, "If Al Golden were involved in anything inappropriate in terms of NCAA rules I would be shocked.''
Here's the interview with Golden:
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