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Golden voices displeasure with agent, reiterates love for Miami

In case you were wondering, Al Golden still loves wearing orange and green.

A day after CBSSports.com reported that Golden’s agent, Brett Senior, said UM has made “overtures” to Golden about restructuring his contract amid the NCAA investigation that took him by surprise just months after he was hired, Golden took the time during Wednesday's weekly ACC coaches' teleconference to reaffirm his commitment to the program.

“I just want to make sure I’m clear to everybody that we love it here at Miami,” Golden said. “My wife, kids and I, and the staff, we love it here. We’ve got incredible support from the president and our AD, Shawn Eichorst, and we’re certain that support will continue in a number of ways moving forward."

Golden said that in his opening statement, then followed up later when he was asked if he had addressed the issue with his team.

"Again, for me, it was tough for me because when I was asked the question yesterday, I really didn't understand the context of it. I had no idea about the story, what was said, purportedly said, all that," Golden said.

"I had a chance to speak with my attorney and I expressed my displeasure. Again, I'm going to say it. I love it here. I know there were some questions yesterday. But my wife and kids are happy here. I think our staff is happy here. The president, this administration, Mr. Eichorst, have all been ultra-supportive. I'm certain, I'm positive, that that support will continue in a myriad of ways moving forward.

"Again, I don't think it's something I really have to address too long. I think since I've been here, I've been committed to turning Miami around and implementing a process and a structure and a culture that will endure.

"We're just out of the blocks. We're just out of the gates. I wish these types of things would go away in terms of we don't need any distractions. We're just trying to move forward with the program.

"I hope that answers your question."

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Whether he stays or goes one thing is certain... All the real Hurricane Fans want him to stay. We are losing games by an average less than a touchdown and these are not his recruits. I can't remember last year or the years before that we barely lost or were a play or two away from winning the game. It was either barely win or lose big.

Wait until he gets the players he wants and wait until the UTough program is in its third year.... RELEASE THE CRACKEN is what they will say about our team.

We'd all better hope Golden stays. If he leaves, Miami football is dead.

Much ado about a non-story.

He's gone. Players have been notified. Lake Lewis confirmed via Twitter. Nobody will take this job now. Our next corch -- Luther Campbell.

hahaha @ E K

RELEASE THE CRACKEN
HE SHALL REIGN IN THE BLOOD OF ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSE THIS U!!!!!

Golden loves Shalala and Miami
Sanctions will make him leave Miami
Maybe Shalala will go with him
Uncle Luke looks good in green and oranje
Different coach, same crappy results
But we almost won every game
We are the canes, the best almost won team out there
Virginia and Maryland? Really??
What's next, Duke and BC?
It's tough playing such high caliber teams every week

It's all about The U. Enough said.

CANE4LIFE

Lake Lewis confirmed!!! LOL..... The same lake Lewis that confirmed that Jon Gruden was going to coach the Canes?????

Golden Al shouldnt be surprised, these are the same lame local reporters that were at his introductory press conference asking him if and when he was leaving to Penn State...

Like crabs in a barrel

Breaking news. Bill MUschump gets an offer to coach at Southern Miss because "he once lived there for 6 months". He says his doctors told him it would be good for his heart on account of the near pseudo quasi myocardial infarction that Urban Meyer had while coach in trashville. Charlie Weiss will be leaving as well to take the job as the OC for the dolphins. He says living near South Beach will allow him to exercise more. Thus far he can't qualify for the Biggest Loser because he fatigues too easily (can't even stand during a football game).
Aubrey Hill leaves as well to coach wide receivers for his hometown pop warner team.

Here is why i want him to stay. He succeded at temple enough said really. I believe iin the process. but its just that a process. Randy didnt recruit well after his first class and lets face it his first class hasnt lived up to the hype other then spence.

Truth is i think as a canes fan golden deserves 5 yrs but u can see the strides this team has made in areas they never improved in under randy. Penatlties are down mostly, Turnovers are down across the board. This staff is a better staff in my opinion then the one randy had.
I want golden to stay because if the sanctions the ncaa hits miami with arent to severe this man will win titles here.

From a Q&A this week in the Baltimore Sun:

Paige: Why does a player the caliber of Ed Reed take stupid risks and why does Coach Harbaugh continue to tolerate this? Sunday's diving on the ball about to be downed with four Cardinals surrounding him seemed particularly foolhardy.

Mike Preston: Because he is Ed Reed.

Why does he freelance in the secondary? Because he is Ed Reed.

Why does he miss practice time in training camp? Because he is Ed Reed.

Why does he keep lateraling the ball after an interception? Because he is Ed Reed.

Why is he going to the Hall of Fame? Because he is Ed Reed.

Neither the Ravens nor Ed Reed can control Ed Reed's impulsive nature.

Greg: Jimmy Smith looked good during the times he was in against the Cardinals. Can we expect him to see a bigger role against the Steelers?

Mike Preston: It depends on Ed Reed.

Coach Golden is the guy for the job. He is a throwback, a man of strong character. He is what a parent wants for their child when recruiting is happening. Let's support him, his staff and the team! Beat the #@%## out of Duke! Come on out fans and support these guys!

Virginia and Maryland? Really??
What's next, Duke and BC?
It's tough playing such high caliber teams every week

Posted by: 10 years of mediocrity and counting
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I like when I see gator fans siting the 'Canes opponents.

So now it's ok to lose? Two straight losses to periphery top 20 teams is ok?

Seems that Gator Nation has succumb to SEC touting and sucking up to LSU and Alabama like the other 9 teams in the conference have.

After reading the comments above, I just have to wonder how so many idiots got so much negative info out of a pretty straight-forward, not protesting to much affirmation of the U.

It's hard to be someone today so I guess you can act like you got "inside info" here on the blog and pretend you are "somebody."

Corpus,
Good job. I see that the Gayturd trash has found it's way out of trailersville and has found it's way, once again, to out blogs. Can you imagine how much trash and mud they would be slinging if their pathetic program and stumble bum coach were actually winning?

Why is anybody talking about the Gators?

They aren't our rival. We don't play them.

You're engaging in a fake internet rivalry fueled by internet nerds and precipitated by two internet blogs happening to be on the same website. Stop internet trash talking the Gators, it's unbecoming and pointless.

If you need to internet trash talk someone, look at UM's rival, who we play in less than two weeks.

What the hell else is Golden going to say ?

The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.

His Agent let it slip and it's time for ...

Give him a 10 year, 30 mil. extension right Cane fan ?

The best 4-4 record in College Football History !

Gotta agree with Damage Control, what the hell is Golden going to say to these rumors? "I'm absolutely looking elsewhere at my options." Kiss your recruiting class goodbye if you do. Of course he's going to state his love for Miami, and his commitment. I wouldn't read too much into this story on the positive end.

Why is anybody talking about the Gators?

They aren't our rival. We don't play them.

Posted by: What is wrong with you people? | November 02, 2011 at 09:45 PM

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pssssssssssssstttt, we're in Ur head when U wake, morning, noon, night and in Ur sleep ...


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^No, we're in YOUR head as evidenced by your constant presence on this blog.

Disagree with posters who think Golden is verbally dancing because he has no other options, for example, telling the truth. Now there is a novel idea in the age of PR BS in sports, politics and other areas of life. On three now, let's all sound like a lawyer!

Sure, it would put him in a difficult position if he said "yes I am thinking of leaving. The university was not straight up with me when I took the job." Then again, if he was planning to leave, what's the difference? Other than resume' padding, what would a few more losses mean? He has made his reputation.

I believe his comments are for real. We shall see. This is a determined and focused guy. Eventually it will rub off on all of the players. He leads by example...

He plays the political game just like we call our defense. Everyone ijust keeps catching him by surprise. First um pulls the wool over his eyes and now he wasn't aware of his agent doing his job. Then he can call out everyone else except his dc. He is looking real suspect.

GOLDEN IS A GOOD COACH BUT IF HE LEAVES I WOULD NOT BE MAD BECAUSE YOU CANES FANS SUCK YOU KEEP LIVING IN THE PAST GET OVER YOURSELF THE HURRICANES ARE GONNA HAVE TO REBUILD LIKE ALABAMA HAD TO AND NOW LOOK WHAT BAMA IS DOING SO SHUT UP EVERY TEAM IS NOT GOING TO BE DOMINANT FOREVER SO STOP COMPLAINING WHO FAULT IT IS BECAUSE MIAMI IS GONNA COME BACK AND BE GREAT BUT YOU DUMMYS DON"T EVEN GO TO THE GAMES BUT YOU WANT TO ACT LIKE COACHES ON A BLOG AND TRASH YOUR CANES PLAYERS ALL GOT DARN DAY RECRUITS GO TO OTHER SCHOOLS BECAUSE WHEN THE COME TO THE STADIUM ITS LIKE YOU ARE AT MARLINS GAME WITH NO FANS PACKING THE STADIUM LOOK HOW YOU DUMMYS TREAT HENNE YOU FANS SUCK EVEN ANDREW LUCK DOSEN"T WANT TO COME HERE SUCK FOR LUCK IS A JOKE.ALL THE REAL CANES FANS IGNORE THIS ITS ONLY FOR THE FAKE DUMB CANES FANS WHO MAKE EXCUSES ABOUT WHO FAULT IT IS ABOUT WHY WE LOSE SO MUCH BUT THE DUMMYS DONT SHOW UP AT GAMES WHAT A BUNCH OF SELF SERVING INGRATES.LMAO

Just want to point out that your dumb ass held the shift key down the entire time you were writing that rant ( " instead of ').

There's a button on your keyboard that could have helped out.

I will not be the Coach at Alabama ...

What is wrong with you people?.STUPID I DID ITS CALLED CAPS LOCK ITS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE UNDERNEATH TAB AND JUST ON TOP OF SHIFT YOU MY FRIEND ARE TRYING TO BE FUNNY BUT JUST SOUNDING STUPID.

GATOR: S+T+FU>

LOl. gators here. I guess you just have to settle for beating UAB, FAU and Furman. No wait. You beat the mighty powerhouses of the south. Kentucky and Tennessee. oooooooooooooohhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Who will be the starting QB against Furman?

Will there be a sell out crowd?

Will Charlie Weiss be on the sideline in his scooter, or upstairs trying to figure out who all 4 of his QBS s-k so bad despite being such overhyped recruits? I say he should go back to the mickey mouse offense to fit the offense to the qualityof your QB. Sort oflike what Denver is doing to Teemee boy

Furman. really?

For all you critics of the UM fan base (fair weather, poor attendance at games, overly critical on blogs)- ESPN reports that Clemson star QB Tajh Boyd's house was egged following 7-1 Clemson's loss to Ga Tech. Egged.

You all don't even know how things go at other places when things aren't going well. This is a small example

seriously, just how much do U Canes think the Gators sUck ?

U first, Gatos next

Although it is sad to say the U needs to sweat out a game vs. Duke, it is no disrespect to the players and program. The fact is PARITY exists on the college level.

Wow, Gator troll is on here all in caps, at 2AM, telling us to sleep well.

Hey, thanks! I was sleeping well, while you were up all night (again), thinking about your four game losing streak (including 3 straight blowouts) and obsessing about how the Canes own your every waking thought to the point that you cannot hold down a job, girlfriend, or apartment.

Us coming on here to laugh at you occassionally while still discussing the Canes and our bright future with Al Golden as our coach is far different from your caps locked and brain locked rants with no actual ability to discuss facts.

You post here more than you do on your own Gator blog. And you do it from multiple IDs, with caps lock on, or off, depending on which of your diseased personalities comes to the front, so that you can feel like somebody actually agrees with you.

Truly, you are saving the world from another generation of you by being here, so while we laugh, and we taunt, and we tease, you will go on your sterile way, typing false comments about Golden, just like you did about Shannon, Coker, Davis, and I bet you were even on a typewriter whining about Schnellenberger, too.

"Mommy, Mommy, look what I wrote about Howard Schnellenberger! I said he would never win a national title!"

"That's great son, now stop using up all the typewriter ribbon, and stop eating the paint flakes on the trailer, you know the doctor said there is lead in that paint."

Tallycane,

Maybe so. Maybe the guy is part of the same BS culture that PR types, lawyers and politicos have created in sports and everything else.
So many have become professional liars and cynical scumbags.

I believe he is fundamentally an honest man of character. I hope your suspicions do not predcit the future. He is a good coach for UM.

But we shall see......

don't forget butch davis loved it here and was not going anywhere as the door hit him in the arse...and he left 2 if not 3 championship teams...i agree with damage control

CAPS LOCK DOESN'T TURN APOSTROPHES INTO QUOTATION MARKS.

"What is wrong with you people?"

You do realize he is trolling, right? He will next put up a message with six typos, hoping you will respond with how dumb he is. Then he will claim that you neve wnet to the school, or that you are living in the past, or that he has less than seven percent body fat and could beat you up.

He is a masochist. If you are having fun with ripping into him (he does deserve it, after all), then continue, but if you believe he will actually change his ways, or admit to being wrong, or ever, ever leave this place, you are kidding yourself.


Roasting Gator trolls,
Roasting Gator trolls,
We shall go rejoicing,
Roasting Gator trolls!

Remember, this guy (Curse/Soldy/random changing name but consistent 2AM illiterate comment) predicted an undefeated season for his Gators and that we would get the death penalty, and now at 4-4, and with us likely to get only a minor one year self-imposed penalty, he denies that that was him.

Go Canes, and God Bless America!

Thank you Al Golden. Now I just hope UM does good by you by giving you a chunky extension. NCAA sanctions or not, I think Al will build this program up, and championships are coming by the mere fact of south florida recruiting.

That said, teh NCAA is a corrupt machine mired in hypcrisy. On one end they say that programs that have students who got "paid", like the humongous sum of $170 dollars that jacorry took, are cheating thius the whole program including studnets who never had anything to do with it get hurt big time. On the other side these clowns now say its ok for students to get paid $2,000 a year. Guess what geniuses? YOU JUST CONTRADICTED YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!

I do think Golden will stay throughout his contract.Depending on his view and his desires for him and his family...long term after those 5 years will be a decision he ll have to make near that particular time .He is correct to note that he wants a mostly mistake-free team and a TOUGH,hard-nosed,PHYSICAL TEAM.Currently,despite his efforts since being here...the U is still a SOFT team.Mentally,a very average team.Their hunger is more like a quest for a little snack at this time.

What is he Livan Hernandez? We all know what happened to Livan. Took the first bus out to Washington.

Golden is the best .500 coach in college football. Sign him up for a lifetime. Especially after this year's mediocre recruiting class.

"roasting trolls"

You guys ever listen to how pathetic you sound? Acting like there are any winners in a fake Internet trash talk rivalry between losers?

So much speculation over a non story - nothing has ever changed about Golden's situation, hes committed to the long term but if the sanctions are bad he'll have to consider leaving to keep his career going.

UM fans shouldn't blame him if he leaves and shouldn't try to turn his decision into an unfair referendum on his character.


"roasting trolls"

You guys ever listen to how pathetic you sound? Acting like there are any winners in a fake Internet trash talk rivalry between losers?

Posted by: What's wrong with you people? | November 03, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Hmm. Who said anything about "winners". This is about information and entertainment. I was warning you that a discussion with that guy will not provide you with a winner or loser, and you take that advice to then attack a stranger that was doing you a kind gesture. You are providing neither information nor entertainment.

What have you provided here other than insulting each and every member that comments on here? Rather than asking "What's wrong with you people?", perhaps you should ask what is wrong with yourself? After all, you are attacking people on the internet, for attacking people on the internet. Your hypocrisy, holier-than-thou attitude, and inability to actually discuss the contents of the article just make you yet another form of troll.

So, you can choose to
A. Continue preaching until you burst a blood vessel.
B. Realize that I am right, and that you are wasting your time and adding to the noise to signal ratio with your generalized attacks on innocents, and choose to leave.
C. Ignore the noise, and discuss the comments regarding sports, which is what most of us came here to do in the first place.
D. Join in the fun, rather than whine about it.

See, I go with C, with occassional jumps into D. You are stuck on A, and someday will grow up and move to C.

I hope you choose wisely, because your whining is starting to take up more posts than the posts you are whining about.

We are the canes
Our great coach may leave after such a great winning season, what a shame
We are the best 4-4 almost won team don't you know
10 plays away from 8 - 0
Maryland really stinks though
How come no one is talking about our new stadium and great facilities
Fan support we have in droves
Maybe not this weekend, but the next 2 weeks you will see us playing in front of packed houses
We are the canes we don't like internet nerds
Who's our rival anyway, Duke, BC, Maryland, Virginia, or some other national powerhouse

Posted by: 10 years of mediocrity and counting

We beat Ga Tech and thye won the ACC a few years back but then got it revoked but we still crushed them. Up next the infamous Blue Devils and even Coach K can't save them!!!!!

You do make a point, if all our pro bowlers put some of their money together - they should help us finance our own stadium. If not I am fine playing a traz powell. It' all about the U!!!

Got to go, boss man just got more gas for the mowers..

It is pretty sad how little former players give back to UM. I've given more money to UM than Edgerrin James and his one time donation was far and away the most money UM has ever gotten from a former athlete - it was enough to get him in the ring of honor over older players like Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp.

Posted by: 10 years of mediocrity and counting

We beat Ga Tech and thye won the ACC a few years back but then got it revoked but we still crushed them. Up next the infamous Blue Devils and even Coach K can't save them!!!!!

You do make a point, if all our pro bowlers put some of their money together - they should help us finance our own stadium. If not I am fine playing a traz powell. It' all about the U!!!

Got to go, boss man just got more gas for the mowers..

Posted by: Born and raised in the county of Dade | November 03, 2011 at 12:43 PM

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We can play anywhere just give me the address and I'll buy my season tickets. I'm down to go to traz powell aka THE MECCA anytime. Plenty of parking, easy to get to, closer than joe robbie (not by much but still closer). Tons of these players have played on that field and love going back there to play in front of family and friends. Remodel it so it can hold more people and we got ourselves a stadium right there for THE U and the Soul Bowl. DONE.


GO CANES ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!

The Rock donated a million dollars for a new workout room.

Nevin Shapiro donated countless dollars for a players lounge.

We are the canes
We will lose to anyone, anytime, anywhere
Specially in the rain, or the cold, or the snow
For sure in a 2nd rate December bowl game
We are the canes
Donate money all you loyal fans
Build our stadium and none will come
Just like it is now and has always been
Miami fairweather capital of the nation
Bandwagon and front runner is what we are
We are the canes, 4 - 4 with the best coach in the world
Mediocre is our middle name

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