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Hurns, Telemaque expected back for Georgia Tech

Good news from today's press conference with Al Golden.

It looks like receiver Allen Hurns and safety Vaughn Telemaque will both be back for Saturday's game at Goergia Tech.

The bad news: middle linebacker Denzel Perryman is definitely out this week, Golden said.

But the return of Hurns, UM's leading receiver before he sustained another concussion at Kansas State two weeks ago, and Telemaque, a three-year starter at safety has to help UM heading into a tough, tough game.

"Hurns is back," Golden said when recapping the changes to the team's depth chart. "There's a good chance you can write in Vaughn depending on how it goes tomorrow. Gionni Paul has been playing inside with Jimmy Gaines [with Perryman out]. They're competing right now.

"[Telemaque] did a lot today. He did more than I thought he would do. So, there's a good chance, hopefully we'll see how he responds and hopefully there is a good chance we'll have him."

Golden spoke for a little more than 20 minutes about the Yellow Jackets in all and Saturday's game 'a big test."

"After studying them the last 48 hours, this is a complete team," Golden said. "Very experienced, very mature team. Obviously 50 points back-to-back on offense, averaging 365 yards rushing. Veteran leader in [Tevin] Washington at quarterback. Explosive players on the perimeter.Right now, I think the biggest difference with Georgia Tech is how physical they are and how rugged they are on both sides of the line and how mature they are. On defense, [they] haven't allowed a rushing touchdown. Personnel, they look like [defensive coordinator Al] Groh would want them. They're long, they're physical. They're linebackers are 235 pounds plus. They're 6-6 at the ends and the nose is about 345 pounds. So big and physical group. They give you multiple fronts. Very aggressive linebacker core. They give your playmakers trouble. The biggest change is how aggressive they are in the back end and how they're challenging receivers on the perimeter. Again, it's going to be a great test. We're excited about the opportunity."


> Golden said fourth-string running back Dallas Crawford has a done a good job this week as the scout team quarterback to prepare the Hurricanes for what they'll see. Defensively -- as usual with the spread option -- the key is assignment football.

"We just have to worry about everybody doing their job," Golden said. "You're going to have to really execute and find a way to take the ball away. They're excellent at the time of possession game. I think the biggest change right now is how explosive they are. They're scoring quickly and they're making teams play from behind. But clearly for us on defense, it has to be assignment football. We have to be able to keep our poise. There's some nuances that will show up in our game that will not show up in the previous three and we have to be able to adjust to it.

"With Denzel [Perryman] down, we're going to need guys some guys to step up. Jimmy Gaines and Gionni Paul are going to have to step up. And some of those guys that have been on that field versus this look in the past -- Tyrone Cornelius, [Kelvin] Cain, Darius Smith, Shayon [Green], [Anthony] Chickillo, [Brandon] McGee -- those guys are going to have to step up for us and do really well."

> Golden said quarterback Stephen Morris has to do a better job completing passes downfield in games like he does in practice. "There's nothing in practice that says it shouldn't translate to the game," Golden said. "We just have not connected on as many as I would like. Certainly, Saturday we didn't connect on some we should have hit."

Golden said Morris is going to have to do a good job recognizing Georgia Tech's fronts this week. "We're going to have to do a better job of protecting Stephen. They really got to the young man from man from Virginia a lot and got him rattled in the pocket," Golden said. "It's going to be important we protect him and get in the right play for Stephen."

> Golden said the number of times Duke Johnson has been touching the ball has been fine. He wants more out of his other playmakers.

"There's a number of guys I'd like to see us get the ball too more. Phillip Dorsett more. Hurns. Malcolm Lewis. Rashawn [Scott]. Mike James. Again, I keep challenging Clive to take that next step. Clive didn't factor into that game as much I wanted even though he played hard. We got to start making him available," Golden said. "I don't want us to be a one dimensional team on offense. We had a lot of guys touch the ball the other day. We need more explosive plays when guys touch the ball."

> Golden said using Duke Johnson in punt return situations isn't something he foresees right now.

"I like Phillip [Dorsett]," Golden said. "I think Phillip does a good job. Again, you got a glimpse of Malcolm [Lewis] the other day. If he would have trusted it, he probably would have had another one. I don't want to use Randy as a punt returner right now. He can do it, [though]. He practices."

> Golden said left guard Jonathan Feliciano continues to play like UM's best offensive lineman. Golden also said the battle for the starting jobs at offensive tackle could go into Thursday or Friday.

"I think the biggest difference with Feliciano is his weight's down. His energy is up and he's finishing better than anybody in the offensive line," Golden said. "Again, that's a challenge right now. He's playing with a lot of energy down the field, pushing piles, finishing blocks. To be honest with you the guy right now on his heels is Seantrel [Henderson]. Seantrel when he's been in the game has played with a lot of energy. We need everybody on the offensive line to play with that type of energy. I think Jon's playing really well right now."

> Golden said freshman safety Deon Bush played well against Bethune-Cookman.

"The mistakes he made in the game weren't really mental errors, presnap protocol. It was more when he was [blitzing]," Golden said. "One time he came when he wasn't supposed to. Another time he came and he didn't leverage the quarterback. Things like that. But I think Deon has a good look. He's poised. His approach so far this week has been good."

> Golden said freshman cornerback Tracy Howard has to "play within the system" more.

"Just execute the defense. Don't freelance so to speak. Don't do more than you have to do. Just do your job and stay within defense," Golden said. "He's played a lot of football for us already. He's over 100 plays for us in three games -- not including special teams. So, he's played a lot of football."

> With Sean McNally out for the year, safety A.J. Highsmith is now the team's backup long-snapper.


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Ill be at the Game in Atlanta. Any Canes fan would be concerned if Your best Defensive player goes down. Atlanta thinks Georgia Tech is going beat us worse that Kansas State did. I disagree of course. But we have a good scheme against GT every year. And Stephen Morris has got to look like he did two years ago in Atlanta. Poise and hit the throw. Keep the run game going. and be ready for a shoot out. As always Go Canes!! #IStandWithTheU #BrickbyBrick

"Execute the Defense." What defense.

One second it is three down linemen, next it is four down linemen with no linebackers, next it is three down linemen with two little tiny safeties trying to turn in an end run. Next it is a prevent zone passing defense which lets a receiver get into an empty space for a 15 yard completion, NO blitzes, no four down lineman rush, no one knows what they are supposed to do looking over to the sidelines with blank, deer in the head lights look.

Play ONE, repeat ONE defense, four down linemen, two interior LBs up close to the line, contain the end runs with the DEs by them going two yards into the backfield and turning the play back to the inside. Play man to man on three receivers and two safeties with the interior LBs taking responsibility for the tight ends on passes. This is a pro defense.

Now, how hard is that to run play after play? This is NOT rocket science. Geeeezzzzz!!!

CanesFan`72....I see youre as dumb and clueless about football as you were when you 1st started trolling this blog.........The least you could do is buy the football for dummies book and try to fake people on your knowledge of the game........

oh my, that book was probably written by dummies for dummies, hence the name.

IF golden and the DC do not run the defense I just outlined against them, you will see GT and all other teams Miami plays run rampant and pass for all kinds of completions every game.

If you do not believe me, rewind the Kansas STate game.
There will be a test for all you dummies later.

Lots of experts...

Were in tough in an option attack you must stop the FB dive and man are weak at the DT position. Curtis Porter
would make a world of difference need some JUCO war daddies upfront for next year. Good point on scheme? what is it exactly. Going down as well hoping for best yet expecting the worst... think 34-17 GT is final

We need to run an all out blitz and I mean all 11 guys every down in the first quarter. This will surely catch the Bumble Bees by surprise. If we also have to also do it on offense then do so. I noticed that Bethune was ripe for the taking after I watched the tape(Before Matlock of course) All Blitz All Day.

Anyone think we should bring the Heat Golden Oldies to the Cane home games? Hit your life alert button twice if you do.

Getting Telemaque should be a help, for all his problems in the secondary he's a great run stopper.

And sticking with one formation and one personnel group isn't a "pro defense" so much as it is a "high school" one.

slow is smooth, smooth is fast, slow it down dont force anything let the playmakers do there job, ill be watching from Kuwait GOT SOME CANES OVER HERE and over seas LETS GO BABY CANES!!!

stop the FB dive...if we cannot do that...we got a long day ahead of is! addtionally MR M orris needs to step UP...wrs need to catch all balls no drops...we can neat GT...but is will have to be our most complete effort in 2-3 yrs. God bless all my canes bretheren...and beat GT!!!

I think the best UM can hope for in this game is a shootout with GT. Our defense simply isn't up to the task of stopping a good offense, let alone a top-five rushing attack. Thing is, for the first time in years Tech's defense looks good. Their backs fly to the ball.

The only way UM wins this game is if DL steps up. That and it's a GT offense where you stay with your man.

I've always liked Telemaque. If this stupid option gets by the DL, that means trouble all day long. If I'm the DC, I'm planning like crazy right now and I'm not putting a lot of stock in Gaines - especially with this offense.

Back from my honeymoon and ksu runs over us and bethcook racks up yardage on us, what the hell is Coach D doing??? I'm starting to get a little tired of this dink, dunk, screen pass, and dive offense. We have some of the fastest players in the ACC and it is a concern to me that Fisch doesn't see this and use it to his advantage. Coach D has the defense playing so soft I simply and confused. We have corners that can cover man to man so let them. Against ksu, it was astonishing to me that Coach D didn't make any adjustments until the 2nd half. We should have stacked the box and blitzed the LB's the entire game and have the corners play man to man. A half decent QB see's a corner giving to much cushion and he'll take advantage of it. QB Klein isn't that great but he's decent. We made him look like a heisman in that game. I'm not going to say that we were out played, but I will absolutely say that we were out coached. Golden needs to have a serious conversation with D'Onofrio. With Porter still out and Robinson being a crybaby we need to put in Jelani Hamilton, Olsen Pierre, Earl Moore, Corey King, and Dequan Ivery into the starting line up. I know that Moore, Ivery are freshmen but they have been getting raves from everyone. Hell Earl Moore has already started a few fights in practice, this kid is intense and he's a big solid kid. On offense I want to see Morris throw the ball down field, that's it. No more screens, 5-in's, 10-out's, none of that. Just throw the damn ball down field. We have Dorsett, Hurns will play against GT and Lewis along with Scott, D.Johnson, and Thompkins needs to get his head into the game or enjoy special teams for the rest of his college career. We could have beaten ksu but in all honesty, ksu has a damn good coach who's been there for awhile. We have had our coaching staff for only 2 seasons. Not an excuse simply a fact. Defensive adjustments were made far too late into the game and offense isn't letting the players play. We have playmakers but if we don't call the plays to get them the ball then that's the type of game we will get, a whooping. We can beat GT just like we have for the last 3yrs. Their QBs have always been garbage when it comes to the pass. We need to stack the box and force them to throw. Make them play our game not theirs like ksu did. I get back from my vacation just in time for the bethcook game and this isn't the state of affairs that I thought we would be in. Stack the box and throw down field. That's all I want to see from us on saturday. GO CANES GET IT DONE!!!!!




Our offense is going to have to somehow keep pace, because there is no way we will stop their rushing attack. We're going to have to put up at least 42-45 to have a chance. And if we can keep pace, ditch the no huddle. We need to shorten this game as much as possible.

CANETILLIDIE welcome back bro...

The key for the GT game are two things...
We need Morris to settle down and play precision pass football while making good reads..In the BC game he was either short or high or long..
I watched that game again and we could and should have scored at least 14 or 17 more points..easy if he was on target..
The other point is that we need to see Morris tucking the ball and using his feet to get crucial yardage.. The kid is quick and the GT defense would have to adjust to take that into account..In the BC game not much movement from Morris..he needs to amp it up..

As far as defense is concerned we are going up against Al Groh..the ex Coach of UVA.. This guy is a very good DC and he uses brawn and speed so we will have our hands full..
Our win can definitely come if we have a takeaway or two and the Special teams put us in opportunities to get some points on the board and stay with them early.
If we play catchup it will be a long day because we will be moving out of our game plan mode, to a prevent schemes..

So it is winnable, we have to be smart, play our postions and Coach G is right a lot of our young guys have to play over their heads and lights out..
It can be done.
Go 'Canes Always

You guys notice how nice it is in here ever since the Gators started struggling? All summer we had to tolerate a jerk that would capitalize every U in his sentences and repeat himself every two hours. Once reality set in, he is long gone.

Gotta love it.



Getting both Telemaque and Hurns back will help. Telemaque has seen this GT triple option thing 3 years in a row. If he doesn't understand then no one does. Hurns is a very good WR when he's on. The question is will he be on and will Morris be able to reset his brain. Losing Perryman hurts but maybe this has opened the door for Paul or Gaines to really step up - maybe.

Dear Moderators and fellow Cane fans.

Post number 7 with my screen name is NOT my post.

Moderators, please ban that email person because he is a liar and a fraud and probably a pimp for his mother.

Cane 256, interesting concept. The best defense is a great offense. If the Canes can keep our offense on the field all day and night with a steady slow first down after first down to a score, that will keep the other teams' offenses and our Defense off of the field.

This is a young team,but with talent. Lets hope the OL can allow our offense to stay in the game? Hoping for better schemes and lots of luck.

Go Canes

Better tackling, rally to the football, they do that and its progress. GT is finess not physical football, we have to beat them down.

Who works at metro pcs?

People, the game still has to get played!! No one has won or loss anything yet!! Players still have to match up!


Thanks man it's always great to be back in South Florida. Just moved out of Homestead and back into my condo in the Gables so still getting re-situated but it's all good. I've been keeping up with most of the posts but haven't had the time to contribute any opinions due to unpacking from the move. Can't wait for Sat 3pm!!!!! This is an absolutely winnable game. There are enough guys on our squad that were here last season and school the youngsters on how GT plays their game. If we play our game, it's lights out for GT. We can't allow them to take any kind of lead like the past 3 games. If Morris can settle down, throw crisp passes and throw down field at least once every 2 series we'll be fine. I see us scoring on special teams and a defensive score as well. You're right, Morris has to use his feet, kid can move and keep drives alive. If UVA was able to run on them, so can we with our RBs and Oline. I really want to see Dorsett, Hurns, and Lewis pull in some deep balls.

Hey how about that saturday 12pm heat huh?? I got my same seats as last year at section 122 row 23. Like a sauna man!!!



We are young fellas, thats why we dont see the pressure from the Dline the ole canes used to have . COme the 2014 season, when Duke and bush and howard are Jr's, denzel sr, other top youngsters are jrs' and golden has 2 more loaded classes like the one coming in now(8 of 11 4 stars on espn and 5 espn 150 players of 11), we will be back. This is like 98/99. 8-9 win team, but they were all young. Come 2000/2001, when the studs were Jr's, and 2 more deep recruting classes, we were loaded. WE WILL BE BACK.

We can beat GT. There a good option team, but we have had some success doing it. I say we go on road, pull the upset 30-27. Morris got to get em early

Puertorrican representing..:-) Jonathan Feliciano..

U R right ON!!! But knowing D/NO/ he will do the opposite

Thanks Jerry. It really sickens me that no one wants to bring in the Golden Oldies to the Cane home games. Back to the Dline - where is it? What is the Defensive Coach doing. Against a triple option you have to blitz every down. Anyone with a leather helmut would know that.

Against a triple option you have to blitz every down. Anyone with a leather helmut would know that.

Posted by: CaneFan'72


True words from a true fan. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Movie: Remember the Titans, "You blitz all night!!!!"

Coach D, take notes. You're not at Temple anymore and this isn't the MAC. This is what is called a real conference. What you did at Temple was nice, now step it up or step.

I want Dan Sileo's radio rant played in the locker room before every game!!!!


Would be a great upset win but I believe that GT is to strong and the "U" is to young this year to pull off the victory. Hope I eat crow after the game but I see GT winning 45-20.

Looks like the herald can not stop identity theft of my screen name nor mockery nor does it allow responses to identity thieves.

Grow up moderators.

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