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D'Onofrio says Canes are finding more guys on defense that can execute

CORAL GABLES -- UM defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio didn't have a great first half. But he started the second half of the season with a bang -- shutting down one of the nation's most potent rushing attacks and scoring offenses in Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Mark D'OnofrioHe called the team's defensive performance against the Yellow Jackets "gratifying." While he said he didn't care ultimately how many yards Georgia Tech ran for, his goal was to eliminate "the explosive plays," "cheap touchdowns," and "make them drive." Georgia Tech's longest run from scrimmage was 11 yards. The Yellow Jackets' longest pass was 17 yards. So, mission accomplished.

"We tackled really well -- at the 90 percentage, which is our goal, which isn't easy. That's the second time we did that (Ohio State was the other)," D'Onofrio said.

"The biggest thing I took away from that game was how hard we played, our finish grade. This is the game where we had our least amount of loafs -- where guys weren't running to the ball hard. We finished plays with toughness and we tackled well. Those two things are indicative of what type of defense you have. You can throw everything else out the window if you can control those things and those are things you control. No penalties, finish and tackle well. Those are prerequisites. Those core things we've been trying to dictate since we got here. Those showed up Saturday."

D'Onofrio said he put Sean Spence at middle linebacker in part because he wanted him to be able to cover both sides of the field. "[Denzel] Perryman was playing the strongside and Jimmy [Gaines] played weak. I was trying to get a faster lineup out there based on what they did in the perimeter," he said.

"If you look at the stat line and you look at the amount of guys who got snaps in the game, a lot of starters didn't have to play 60-70 plays, they played 40 plays become somebody got in behind them and played 20. That's why we played fresh and why I think we played at that high finish level. The more guys we can play that can execute, the better off we're going to be."

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> UM coach Al Golden wasn't happy starting right tackle Jonathan Feliciano injured himself Saturday celebrating Lamar Miller's 14-yard touchdown run right before the half. But he isn't about to start teaching his guys how to party after a touchdown either.

"If I got to coach the celebration now, we're in trouble," Golden joked. "We should have a no air policy for our offensive linemen."

Feliciano remains doubtful for Thursday's game against Virginia in Golden's words. Feliciano is wearing a boot on his left foot. He was injured after leaping up and landing awkwardly on a teammate. Tight end Chase Ford was apparently Feliciano's intended target of a chest bump that never happened.

"That was scary," quarterback Jacory Harris said. "I was actually running in the end zone with Mongo and Seantrel [Henderson] right next to me. And I see [Feliciano] go up in the air and come down, so I thought he tripped. And me and Seantrel are trying to pick him up and we just hear him saying `Ahh!' We got scared, but he'll be okay. I'm pretty sure he'll fight through it."

> Golden seemed pretty happy junior Darius Smith played well enough Saturday to possibly knock Micanor Regis out of a starting job. "You can create competition, but when other guys see it on film, that's real competition," Golden said. "Darius is going to be tough to supplant in there now. He's going to compete."

As for the state of his defensive line, consider Golden a happy camper now that there are more healthy and able bodies around. "We're as deep right now as we have been since Aug. 13 or 14," he said.

> The reason Ray-Ray Armstrong hasn't taken the safety job totally away from JoJo Nicolas is because he's still taking too many chances.

"I think he's progressed," D'Onofrio said of Armstrong. "I think he's practicing better. I think he's more confident back there. But the biggest thing right now is not trying to do too much. He's a guy who has playmaking ability, but we keep trying to preach the plays will come. Guys got a chance to make plays by doing their job, letting plays come to them. Everybody shines when that happens -- not when guys try to go out of their way to make a play or go outside of what their job description is on that play. That's really what we need from Ray."

> The reason we didn't see more of freshmen Olsen Pierre at defensive tackle before he provided two tackles Saturday? Apparently, a bum ankle.

"He's kind of been nursing it all the way through," D'Onofrio said. "We really haven't seen him play up to his capability. What we saw on Saturday was a little glimpse of what he could do. He played with a better pad level, played with a better get-off, played with a better motor. He took some steps in that regard."

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CANETILLIDIE,

You better hope I dont see your bald head at the game because I just might throw a beer at you and knock your block off. You ignorant sorry excuse of a man.

Lets go Canes!!!!

That's clearly you answering yourself to give yourself someone to talk to.

Knock yourself out.

Cleary the above post someone is using my name, CANESTILLIDIE what a wacko.

Alright whatever, keep the name, I'm out.

Finally you prick!

OK, one more before I go.

This blog was more readable when that Gators fan was the one posting nonsense every five minutes.

CANETILLIDIE has some kind of sick god complex he's getting out of this blog where if anyone says something he disagrees with he instantly declares them a "troll" (whatever that means) and starts playing games.

At the end of the day you're just some schmuck who lives on his computer making up sh*t to try to impress strangers.

I hope it's at least fun for you.

Enjoy my school's football game tonight.

CANETILLIDIE,

You better hope I dont see your bald head at the game because I just might throw a beer at you and knock your block off. You ignorant sorry excuse of a man.

Lets go Canes!!!!

Posted by: Eudocimus | October 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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I'll be waiting for you little pu$%y.

Here's where I'll be if you actually have the balls to meet me

section 122 row 23 seat 9 come get some.

Believe me I have no god complex whatsoever. I'm simply a better human being that your fatass wearing fuzzy slippers in your parents (sorry roommates) house. I'm simply a CaneFanatic and I'm passionate as hell of my beloved Miami Hurricanes. You just can't handle it. You're a loser douche troller hiding behind different names whenever it suites you. People can agree and disagree with whatever they want but when I hear someone trashing my Canes, Pro or College, then you're a garbage troll in my eyes. Plus I don't need to impress anyone because I'm content with impressing myself. At the end of the day the only thing that matters to me is my family, wife and kid on the way. You're simply a fun toy to play with douchetroll. Now eat your cereal.


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A real Cane fan would never say that a Canes blog was ever more readable with a Gator fan running around in it. Proof that you're a troll in your own writing. Damn you're sorry.


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RIGHT? But eucalyptus likes to trash Canes and then retract everything that he writes. Telling you this guys has multiple personalities and should get his own sitcom so he can move out of his parents house already......


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something's rotten at 1 herald plaza ...

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Joaquin said dominate and we aint doing it!!!!


I put my heart in this sh*t dog! LET"S GO!!

Who am I?

Posted by: Spiderman | October 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

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One and only Ed Reed after seperating his shoulder and having it popped back in and went back onto the field for the second half against fswho and correct me if I'm wrong, had an interception late in the 3rd qtr.

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We dont give a flying you know what about them!

Write this down we dont care!

They were gunning for my legs! They tried to take me out I got him first.

Im a fuc*in SOILDER!

Who am I?


Posted by: Spiderman | October 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM

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They're gunning for my legs..

If I didn't hit him he'd hit me.


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MAN WE GOT THIS 21-0 FIRST SHUT OUT AND 3 IN A ROW FOR GOLDEN & CO. SEND THAT CAVALIER GARBAGE BACK TO THEIR TRAILERS.


This blog was more readable when that Gators fan was the one posting nonsense every five minutes.

Posted by: Eudocimus | October 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Eudocimus, I realize that having someone calling you names in all caps can be unreadable.

However, I disagree with you. That gator guy, he was coming on here threatening to lynch our QB and head coach, would joke about the death of Canes players and claim he was going to kill more. Compared to this CANESTILLIDIE DH guy, that was much worse. Then, (just as they did to you here), the guy would steal IDs and make themm say things that were far worse than what CTID had you say on here.

Just giving perspective. You are right, it sucks that a Canes fan is attacking another Canes fan, we had been pretty free of that for a while. But even then, it is temporary and can be fixed. That obsessed Gator psycho was only stopped by a Gator three game losing streak.

CANETILLIDIE, If Eudocimus wants to make a claim about how well Ed Reed can coach, there is no reason to turn the whole blog into a firestorm over it. He is either right or wrong.

Just as Micheal Jordan, Dan Marino, Larry Bird, and Lawrence Taylor would be bad coaches, while Jimmy Johnson and Don Shula were able to be good coaches yet mediocre players, a Hall Of Fame player is RARELY a good coach.

Now, can we get back to ripping the Virgin Cadavers that are thinking they can come down here and ruin the Golden Era? They are a far better target than a fellow Canes fan.

Well said Five Titles..

I simply love toying with this eudocimus guy. Personally it does amuse me. This guy can claim whatever he likes but to say that he isn't one of the best safeties is an insult in my personal opinion and others agreed not only with me but with the point. I've never gone out of my way to convince anyone to agree with me but this douche talks as if he's on a pedestal and someone needs to shoot him down from time to time and remind him where his place is. He literally always says one thing and then tries to cover his a$% and then say something else. Honestly I believe he's on meds or something. I never argued the idea of who would be a better coach. I argued that he is one of the best safeties out there and it's not his duty to cover the entire backfield because there are corners that have to pick up their end of the slack as well. He's too busy pointing his finger at one person to open his eyes and see the bigger picture. Plus I seriously doubt he's a Cane fan, that I'm seriously putting down here. Now if he's a make believe Cane fan troller, that I would believe.

Now, as you said, lets all get back to ripping these trailer trash cadavers (I like that) and send them back to the blue ridge mountains where they belong!!!!!


GO CANES ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!!!!


MAN WE GOT THIS 21-0 FIRST SHUT OUT AND 3 IN A ROW FOR GOLDEN & CO. SEND THAT CAVALIER GARBAGE BACK TO THEIR TRAILERS.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | October 27, 2011 at 01:23 PM

LOL! A real shame we gave the bumblebees one lucky drive out of that whole game, or we would have had a shutout last week, too.

Now, if we can get the defense to play that well the rest of the year, UVA, UCF, and FSU will all find out that a Golden Canes team is not the same as a Shannon Canes team.

Great point Five Titles, nobody's worse than that gators guy, it's been years he's been here and he hasn't quit just because his gators are down.

My guess is he finally got the balls to pull the trigger.


CANETILLIDIE - we agree on nothing, you think I'm a troll or a troller and I think you're too dumb to understand any idea more complex than someone being completely for or against UM.

So maybe we can just agree to stop commenting on each other's comments?

Miami, F-L-A is currently a - 14 point home chalk. And they will HANDILY COVER the double-digit spread tonight in SunLife. Eh.

So, moi's sagacioUs advice for U'all WANNABE' betters is to lay the line, as the Hurricanes will reighn victoriously...

Miami Hurricanes 35

Cavaliers 10

U'all Cane rUffians saw the toUt here first. Get outta' here. Hee hee Ha ha.

By the way, a couple of Canes trolls were joking around on the Gator site, nothing intense, and their local psycho decided to joke about Bryan Pata again. I had not even known he did that when I pointed out how he used to do that here constantly.

If you have some pent up anger, take it off of here, a thriving and fun site for Canes fanes, and throw it out at the sick Gator Troll that is still allowed to roam freely over there. They delete Canes fans comments there even if not trolling, but they let his sick comments remain because he is a "Gator".

Before, I had said we should just leave them alone in their 3 game losing streak misery, but that doesn't mean they can attack the memory of a Canes player without expecting retaliation.

If he apologizes, I can see leaving them alone, but there is no reason they should get a free ride to joke about the death of Canes players while we have been leaving them alone.

So maybe we can just agree to stop commenting on each other's comments?

Posted by: Eudocimus | October 27, 2011 at 02:05 PM

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Wow the most intelligent thing you have said, literally I mean that. But I know that you are full of it. You made a physical threat to me you little punk and I gave you my exact location to where I will be during the game. If you don't show up like you said you would then you are a punk. I'll be looking for your fatass with fuzzy slippers. Don't punk out.


When you make physical threats to someone in anyway be ready to accept the consequences.


GO CANES!

LOL! A real shame we gave the bumblebees one lucky drive out of that whole game, or we would have had a shutout last week, too.

Now, if we can get the defense to play that well the rest of the year, UVA, UCF, and FSU will all find out that a Golden Canes team is not the same as a Shannon Canes team.

Posted by: Five Titles | October 27, 2011 at 02:04 PM

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I agree 1000% on that Five Titles!!!!

Typical Cane ClUcks gettn all pumped up only to be shot down over n over again... After the last 8 years have U Clods learned nothing?

Oh it's different this year huh? Gee, haven't heard that for a year or so ...

U shall see ... de ja vU eventUally.

Yea, because I'm the one who's always threatening to fight people on the internet.

I know you can read, I know you saw me answering someone using my name above, if you can't put two and two together then I expect you really will be disappointed when I "punk out".

Have a lovely day.

@eudo

I've never threatened anyone. Actually the opposite I've been threatened and all I have done is invite that person to my location so that they can do it to my face instead of over a blog. That's why I have always said the same thing...Come get some. Plain and Simple. Now you want to back out after making a physical threat to me. Typical of you to say one thing and backtrack and say another. Once again proving you have multiple personalities. You know where I'll be and I know you'll punk out.

Like you said early if you want to stop this back and forth then stop and I'll do the same. It makes me just as happy to toy with you here as it does to try to get everyone pumped up and rowdy for an up and coming exciting football game.

Later Punk


NOW FILL THE DAMN STADIUM AND LETS ROCK JOE ROBBIE!!!!!!!!!!!

Problem solved. My name's in blue. Anyone who e-threatens to fight you using "Eudocimus" in the future isn't me but will probably "punk out" too since you're so e-intimidating.

All I have to say it come get some, otherwise f$%k off.


FILL THE STADIUM!!!!!!


AND FIRE SHALALALALALALALA!!!!!!!


Typical Cane ClUcks gettn all pumped up only to be shot down over n over again... After the last 8 years have U Clods learned nothing?

Oh it's different this year huh? Gee, haven't heard that for a year or so ...

U shall see ... de ja vU eventUally.

Posted by: There U Goes Again | October 27, 2011 at 02:22 PM

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Hey virginia lover, the only thing that is typical for you is that your team will never ever win a national title or ever be relevant. While ours has done it all. Put that in your pipe along side that crack rock and smoke it and see how high you get on the truth.

CADAVERS HAVE NOTHING. GT scored 21pts on you guys and you had a "come from behind win". Please GT got a lucky 7pts on us because we fell asleep on one play, one. That game would have been a shut out. Just like this game will be. Now your beloved cadavers have to face a fully loaded Canes Defense which we haven't played with all season until now. Good luck to U!!

IT'S A CANES THANG AND YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND

CaneTILLDIE and Eudoimus01 reminds me of 2 little brothers who are constantley fighting. You guys need to make up and stop throwing shots at each other gosh.

Anyways, I really hope ray Ray can make a damn play. How is he even seen as a first rounder? I really would like to see our D line dominate this game. The fat ass DT was ballin against Tech I forgot his name...

If ray ray covers the field and doesn't always go for the big hit, then he'll be just fine. Ray ray and Tele need to stay another year and develop more, simple as that.


Earth to Laron Byrd? Does he even care about football anymore?

Can't wait to see what Dallas Crawford and Thurston Armbrister do at the safety positions next year. Plus there's Tyrone Cornileus who's getting praises from Golden after switching from LB to safety. Plus Alonzo Highsmith Jr is in the mix also. Ray ray and Tele will either need to up their game or lose playing time. Let'em compete and the best will play. That's the recipe for success in sports plain and simple.

Then at the CB spot we'll have Thomas Finnie, Keion Payne, Kacy Rogers, Andrew Swasey, (maybe if converted) Davon Johnson, Dallas Crawford(played WR/CB/S/QB in high school), T.Armbrister(also played CB in highschool)Amos Leggett, Tracy Howard (crossing fingers), Deon Bush (also crossing fingers)


The defensive backfield will be better in my opinion next year. Those new guys coming in will beat our McGee(bust) and Chambers. I still don't know how those guys have maintained starting jobs. At least Finnie is getting in there and making plays. There's a football player that knows how to come to work. Definite starter next year.


ORANGE AND GREEN ALL DAY EVERYDAY!


ALMOST GAME TIME!!!!!!!


AAAAAAAHHHHHHH I CAN SMELL VICTORY!!!!


IT'S GREAT, TO BE, A MIAMI HURRICANE

IT'S GREAT, TO BE, A MIAMI HURRICANE

IT'S GREAT, TO BE, A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!


FILL THE STADIUM!!!!!!!

Have a great time tonight. Fresh grouper again today. Send the leftover fish parts to eucodimus as he wanders around the U campus doing his thing.

CANETILLIDIE, the guy posting the thread is the psychopath, stirriing it up between you and Eudo. Like you said, you were just having fun, but he wants to turn you guys into botter enemies. He did this before with folks on here, i beleive it was "championships are all that matter" and some other canes name. and he did that on the Sun sentinel with two guys named Shultz and egyptian magician. They were regular level arguing, and then he posted some racist stuff under one of their names, so that the other would take it personal.

He has denied the threat, even before you took him up on it, so trust that it wa fake.

And Eudo, sad to say, but even if your ID is in blue, the psychopath can spoof that. It isn't worth the effort to try to get around it for a normal person, but this is the same psychopath that still brings up Bryan Pata years later, he is not a normal person.


IT'S A CANES THANG AND YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND


Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | October 27, 2011 at 02:42 PM


And U went to UM ? And U played for the Canes ? Or both ?


IT'S A CANES THANG AND YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND


Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | October 27, 2011 at 02:42 PM


And U went to UM ? And U played for the Canes ? Or both ?

Posted by: That's What I ThoUght ... There U Goes Again U Cheerleader... | October 27, 2011 at 04:03 PM

Hey, psychopath, like you went to UF. I DID go to UM, but this is a blog for fans of the football team, not just for students and employees of the school. Although that would at least keep YOU off of here, since you haven't touched a college campus without a lawn mover in front of you.

Why aren't you sleeping off those three blowout losses by the Gators, psychopath? Still want to lynch our head coach, or does Golden have the right skin color for you? Get lost, and go clean up your zero comment Gator blog, psychopath.

ALMOST GAME TIME!!!!!!!

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | October 27, 2011 at 03:57 PM

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Isn't it about time for U to get on Ur helicopter and head for the Broward line to the No Life half full bunker stadium ?

Have a great time tonight. Fresh grouper again today. Send the leftover fish parts to eucodimus as he wanders around the U campus doing his thing.

Posted by: ltcdolphin | October 27, 2011 at 04:00 PM

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Unfortunately didn't get the chance to take the boat out lastnight so tonight will be home made burgers and bratwurst and throwing the ball around. Next time maybe, I actually also pulled my big boat out to have the engines looked over. Nothing crazy just a precaution. If I had that time I would even take my little 15ft skiff through the canals down here by black point and fry up some nice mangrove snappers and even a barracuda (ciguatera free). But at last I have a company to run and a pregnant wife to cater to. Next time for sure I'll bring some to cook up. And there's never any leftovers, lol.

Take care and enjoy the game everybody I'm out.

The Golden Era is upon us. The future is looking bright.

Go U!


And U went to UM ? And U played for the Canes ? Or both ?

Posted by: That's What I ThoUght ... There U Goes Again U Cheerleader... | October 27, 2011 at 04:03 PM

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Nope, got an academic scholarship to Barry University and graduated in 3 1/2yrs and started a nice property management company for
my family. How's your landscaping business coming along? Finally get somebody to push your lawnmowers for you? Enjoy losing.

Remember to wear an orange tie in honor of the coach!

FEAR THE TIE!

I know the team is 4-3, but there is a feeling of optimism that we did not have in the past, and lookig at the schedule, I do not see a reason to finish worse than 8-4. Better than Randy, even with all the turmoil.

Hey, psychopath, like you went to UF. I DID go to UM, but this is a blog for fans of the football team, not just for students and employees of the school. Although that would at least keep YOU off of here, since you haven't touched a college campus without a lawn mover in front of you.

Why aren't you sleeping off those three blowout losses by the Gators, psychopath? Still want to lynch our head coach, or does Golden have the right skin color for you? Get lost, and go clean up your zero comment Gator blog, psychopath.

Posted by: Five Titles | October 27, 2011 at 04:08 PM

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Nice. Gaytards are such losers. One of my friends a long time ago jumped off the Canes bandwagon and joined up with U of Felons and I rip on him every year. hahahaha ahhhh..funny.

Later and enjoy tonight.

The blog Pig is back. The Gatard site is taking a beating and he has nowhere else to go but come back here with his same boring recycled rhetorical posts.

When will you get new material, Pig of the Post?

BOOOOOOOOORRRRIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG.

Posted by: Don't Forget Ur Pom Poms ... | October 27, 2011 at 04:08 PM

Strange, nobody has seen those pompoms since you sat on them. Did they perhaps get caught in your folds of fat, you racist psychopath?

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