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Hurricane Sandy hits close to home for Al Golden

The Miami coach has family members in the storm's path

Joel Auerbach

Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden isn't just preparing for Virginia Tech this week, he's also worrying about family members living in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Golden's parents live in New Jersey and his older brother is a sheriff there.

Sandy, which is a category one hurricane, is currently off the coast of New Jersey, and flooding has been reported in a number of places. Golden said Sunday that the folks in New Jersey were expecting a big hit from the storm. "They're going a million miles an hour," he said. "They're expecting quite a bit. ... Clearly it's going to be a big one and we're praying for those people."

Sandy is expected to travel into Pennsylvania overnight, then make a turn to the northeast, cutting through New England.

Golden and Miami, meanwhile, host the Hokies on Thursday night. The game is important for both teams as they try to assert control of the ACC's Coastal Division.

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