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“Miami opens the season with a road trip to Maryland on Labor Day. Golden said he has not adjusted his practice plan yet, despite the fact there could be suspensions that alter his game plan. "When we start getting into preparation for Maryland -- this is very basic preparation right now, we're just trying to improve our team -- but as we get ready for Maryland we'll hopefully and swiftly learn if there were errors that were made," Golden said. "I don't know. I don't know what's in the article. I don't know what the allegations are. All I go by is what the university, legal counsel tells me, and what the NCAA tells me. So if there are guys that are going to have to sit out games, then we'll adjust our practice accordingly." Golden said that university officials should have informed him of the NCAA investigation or possible violations before he took the job if they had any knowledge of them. "Only if they knew," he said. "If they knew this was percolating, I believe they did have a responsibility to tell me. But look, I'm happy here. My wife is happy here. We've got great kids on this team. We have commitments from 24 young men and their families that appreciate and share our core values moving forward." Despite his eagerness to move forward, Golden did concede it has been a difficult few days. "I'm not going to say it's not difficult," he said. "I'm standing here in front of you because I want to make sure we get it right. As quickly as we can get to the bottom of whatever happened, then we can move forward. I wasn't here when it happened. For me and my staff and the student-athletes, we're trying to get to the bottom of it so we can move forward. One way to do that is to cooperate with the NCAA and get the truth." Heather Dinich covers ACC football for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
We've talked about being a mentally tough team and being a unified team. This is going to test that.” -- Miami coach Al Golden