Al Golden enters his first season with the Bengals in 2020. He spent the last four seasons on the Detroit Lions' staff, coaching tight ends from 2016-17 and linebackers from '18-19. Prior to his time with Detroit, he served as the head coach at the University of Miami (Fla.) from 2011-15, and at Temple University from '06-10. He also served as defensive coordinator at the University of Virginia from 2001-05, and coached linebackers at both Penn State University ('00) and Boston College (1997-99).
Bengals Notebook: Another Sunday, Another Role For Assistants; Mixon Out; No Rotations On O-Line; RT Unknown
When defensive quality control coach Jordan Kovacs got the text message from Gerald Chatman at 7 a.m. the day the Bengals played the Steelers, the words of linebackers coach Al Golden cut through the remaining grogginess. On Friday, the Bengals assistants got another wake-up call.