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Miami Hurricanes’ Al Golden returns after personal family matter

Al Golden, who has been dealing with a personal family issue since the team returned from Nebraska, was back with his team Tuesday morning after giving players the day off Monday to rest.

Golden left the school shortly after practice to be with his family. Defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said Golden has been at UM everyday since the team returned from Nebraska while also making time for his family. Golden will hold his weekly press conference Wednesday; he usually holds it on Tuesdays.

“Al’s a professional and he’s going through something right now, but he does a great job of being able to continue to get the message across to the team,” D’Onofrio said. “At the end of the day, this is our job and there’s a lot of people that depend on us. We got off the plane and went right back to work [Sunday morning] and we’ve been working ever since to get ready for this game.”

▪ None of Miami's players who came off the bench and participated in an on-field skirmish Saturday night will be suspended this week, the Miami Herald has learned. The Atlantic Coast Conference looked at the film over the weekend and said there would be no suspensions because there was “no fight on the field.”

Center Shane McDermott and right guard Taylor Gadbois were both flagged with personal foul penalties after they came to the defense of quarterback Brad Kaaya, who was hit by Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter.

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