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8 p.m. report: More reaction on UM quarterback situation; Heat chatter

More nuggets on UM’s quarterback situation, from WQAM’s Hurricane Hotline tonight:

### Al Golden said Ryan Williams will have surgery on his torn ACL on Wednesday and that “Kevin Olsen and Gray Crow will compete starting tomorrow. [Olsen has] got to trust the [supporting] cast, not try to do too much.”

Olsen, obviously, is the very likely starter; it would be very surprising if Williams is ready for the start of the season, but there is hope he will be available at some point this season.

As our Susan Miller Degnan noted, Williams sustained not only a torn ACL but also cartilage damage.

### Golden said the scrimmage on Friday night “wasn’t too big for [Olsen]. He got us in the right plays. The back shoulder throw to D’Mauri Jones was excellent. He hit guys in stride. A couple times, he got anxious a little bit but [overall] he really performed well.”

### Offensive coordinator James Coley assessed his quarterback situation this way: “There is going to be a lot of growing up for the guys that are here and the guys coming in. Ryan was an older guy, very mature. Now we got young guys that have to step up. Not that they haven’t, but now we’ve lost the old guy.”

Coley said he’s eager to see Olsen and Crow in practice Tuesday and “I can’t wait to get the other guys in next month [Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier] to see where they are in the mix. We’re really high on them.”

### Olsen made several terrific throws in Saturday's scrimmage, including a pinpoint TD pass to Stacy Coley.

“In the offensive meeting, I told our guys, there are going to be times where you have to make the play,” Coley said. “We’re going to make the call, but there might be great coverage. On that play, [Olsen] threw the ball where only Stacy could catch it, and Stacy had to make a great play over the D.B. That was a big-time play. I was excited.”

Random stuff:

### Golden said Rashawn Scott, Stacy Coley and D’Mauri Jones have been “the most steady receivers” this spring.

### Coley, on receiver Malcolm Lewis: “He’s one of my favorite players. Coaches don’t have favorites, but you can’t help but have great love for the kid. He was 85, 90 percent [last year].  He’s tough, hell of a competitor."

### Coley, on Gus Edwards: “Holy cow, he was explosive [in the second scrimmage]. There were some fast guys chasing him” on his 25-yard touchdown run. “[At] 238 pounds, if he can run that way, he’s going to have a pretty good year.”

### Golden, on the new uniforms that will be unveiled at the spring game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sun Life Stadium: “I don’t want to say too much, but they’re pretty damn cool. Great style while being able to hold on to our rich tradition.”

UM will use only half the field for Saturday's game. 

Please see the last post from earlier today for more UM notes, plus a lot of Heat and a Dolphins item.... Twitter: @flasportsbuzz           

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IMAWriter

Not being in the loop, does Olson appear to command the huddle. Say what you will about Morris, but his teammates rallied around him.

If the Canes can't improve the pass rush, wrap up RB's, and stop teams on 3rd and 9, it won't matter whom is running the offense.

IMAWriter

Or is that "who?" LOL

TK SWANN

WIN THE GAMES YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO WIN AND UPSET A FEW YOU'RE NOT EXPECTED TO WIN AND THIS TIME WINS ACC COASTAL AND A BOWL GAME. THIS WILL RESULT IN A TOP 10 FINISH..FORGET THE EXCUSES THIS TEAM CAN WIN AND WIN NOW IF THE STAFF DO THEIR DAMN JOBS.. DO THE JOB ON DEFENSE,,STOP THE RUN AND GET TO THE QB.. DEMAND THAT THE PLAYERS PLAY AND WE WILL BE FINE..TOO MUCH TALENT..LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE..CAN WE GO TO LOUISVILLE AND WIN??HELL YEAH !! NO TEDDY,,NO STRONG,,CAN WE WIN AT NEBRASKA ?? YES BUT IT WILL BE TOUGH!! WHAT ABOUT AT GT AND AT VT AND AT VIRGINIA?? THAT'S 5 VERY TOUGH ROAD GAMES WILL WE LOSE THEM ALL ?? HELL NO.. WILL WE LOSE 3 OR 4?? POSSIBLE BUT UNLIKELY. 3-2 YES I CAN SEE THAT BUT I PREDICT 4-1 WITH THE LOSS COMING EITHER AT NEBRASKA OR VT..WE WILL BEAT UL..THE ONLY HOME LOSS COULD BE FLA.ST SO THE FINAL ANALYSIS 10-2 REGULAR SEASON AND 11-3 FINAL RECORD..

johnny

come on ryan williams, you need to get better and finish out your college career they way you deserve, you've paid your dues, hope you get better.

Matt

Now Golden supporters have another excuse when this team performs poorly again this year. I think the Dolphins will have a better record.

Spring Champs

Olsen has done so well in practice. Has scored so many TDs. It almost seems like he is going up against a high school defense, he makes those defenders look so bad. Olsen for Heisman for sure.

you sound ridiculous

21-16

rboud

You can't replace Williams' experience. He knows when to change plays at the line of scrimmage, etc. Olsen will just not have this knowledge at this point in his career. He'll have to make up for it with raw ability, which he has, to overcome mistakes he will ultimately make as a young player.

dunnelloncane

At least we don't have 2 put up with Reality Bites after his Gators choked in hoops. He won't show up for months just like he did after UM whipped Uf in football. What a fair weather loser!

CANETILLIDIE.....DH

Like what I'm hearing so far about Big Gus. We need that big back with speed tearing through the line.

Olsen, hope you got your stuff together in case Williams isn't ready once the season starts. As of right now it's your position to lose. Gray Crow hasn't panned out so it's all you. Kaaya and Rosier probably wont sniff the field next year which is a good thing. They both need to redshirt, learned the book, and get themselves physically prepared for college football. It's a much faster game. Kaaya's high IQ will help him progress faster than the rest.

Williams, keep your head up and just recuperate. Keep studying the playbook and be mentally prepared.

GO CANES!!!!!


CANETILLIDIE.....DH

Like what I'm hearing so far about Big Gus. We need that big back with speed tearing through the line.

Olsen, hope you got your stuff together in case Williams isn't ready once the season starts. As of right now it's your position to lose. Gray Crow hasn't panned out so it's all you. Kaaya and Rosier probably wont sniff the field next year which is a good thing. They both need to redshirt, learned the book, and get themselves physically prepared for college football. It's a much faster game. Kaaya's high IQ will help him progress faster than the rest.

Williams, keep your head up and just recuperate. Keep studying the playbook and be mentally prepared.

GO CANES!!!!!

CANETILLIDIE.....DH

Sorry for the double post.

CANETILLIDIE.....DH

Hearing reports of a gaytard punter is transferring to The U. Justin Vogel didn't see any playing time. RFr, 6'4" 211 lbs.

When was the last time we took a Gaytard and turn him into a Cane and excelled more here than trailerville? Oh that's right Brock Berlin. And he beat UofFelons. With help from Devin Hester and Sean Taylor along with many others. History is fun.


GO CANES!!!!!

D-Rod

No excuses for Olsen not having the experience to lead The U to great things. 1st, there was a kid back in '83. He played for..yeah, that's right! He played for the Miami Hurricanes. He won a NC as a RS Freshman. I think his name was Kosar or something. And, if a freaking actual CrimiNole can win a Heisman and a NC,and a poor little rich kid from Texas win a Heisman as a RS Freshamn as Olsen is, then there are no excuses.

Use the athletes and very solid O-Line that is coming back, limit your turnovers, and win the game. If we lose due to the defense not stopping anyone, well, then them the breaks. No excuses in 2014!

Reality Bites

Posted by: dunnelloncane
Au contraire my (non)amie.
Loser is the one who is not good enough to participate in any tourney ( see the canes) even the one for also rans (NIT).
Losing in the Final Four to the eventual national champ is far from choking, it is competing at the highest level.
Now I know you cane homers don't know much about competing at high levels, the NCAA tourney, Final Four, BCS bowl games or any such things, but at least try to educate yourself before you post lest your stupidity shows itself. The Flagship University in the Great State of Florida is not far from the hick town where you derive your name, go get educated fool.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE.....DH
If what you say is true then good for you. The punter has been the best offensive position for the sorry canes for the past 3 or 4 years in a row so getting one that has been seasoned in Gainesville should continue that streak for you.
Do not worry about your QB I heard you have both Peyton Manning and Russel Wilson coming in. Heard that Manning is listening too much to 2LiveCrew though and may not be ready. Either way I hear Olson has matured and should be ready to go. All you have to worry about is Onofrio and his Efense.
History is fun indeed, the worst defenses in history fielded by Clueless Onofrio, all yours.
A history of a decade of mediocrity, all yours.
Goldenfraud has a history of never beating a top 25 team, all yours.
A history of never sniffing the ACC ship game, all yours.
History is fun and those delusional, dumb, clucks who can't grasp reality are doomed to repeat it.

CANETILLIDIE.....DH

Reality Bites


Come up with all of that before 1:30 did you? Good for you. Here's a cookie.

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