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UM coach Al Golden's post-game's comments after the Florida State loss.

On the decision to start Stephen Morris...
"I thought it looked better on Friday than clearly it did on Thursday. Until you see him go out there and run around and actually stress it like he did in pregame, we were uncertain. I don’t regret playing Stephen in this game. I thought he gives us the best chance to win the game, and we didn’t get it done."

On keeping the game close until the fourth quarter...
"I thought we played hard. I thought we coached hard, I thought we played hard, and we lost to a good team. That’s it. We lost to a team that is ahead of us right now. We have to develop our guys and recruit some more and keep working, and don’t make any excuses. They’re a better team right now. We had opportunities that we did not convert. They did - hats off to them. Clearly they have an excellent pass rush and got to our quarterback, and we’re not doing the same on the other end. We’re not getting to the quarterback in four, and obviously we let [EJ] Manuel out too many times.

"They wore us down a little bit because we weren’t converting on third down on offense. I think we were 25 percent for the day, had to keep giving the ball back and we just couldn’t hold up. Then it turned into a field position game. Just too many opportunities - too many catches down field we didn’t make, too many interceptions we didn’t finish, and obviously an onside kick that we couldn’t get a better look than we got, and to not convert it is a shame."

On the timeout situation at the end of the first half...
"There was a lot of confusion obviously. I knew they had one timeout left, so that was their answer for the 10-second run-off, and then they said it was the half so I lost half my team. Obviously I wasn’t worried about that, but if we’re in the situation where it’s the final kick of the half, we’d like to get Seantrel [Henderson] and Malcolm [Bunche] and our big people in there. Just so much confusion.

On the performance of the offense...
"We just have to keep getting better. We’re playing a lot of good teams. We certainly have to be more efficient - that’s fair. We have to do a better job on third down, I don’t think there’s any question about that. We have to make some plays on the ball. We had some chances downfield, where we have to make those catches. We just have to take a deep breath. It’s been a long 12 weeks against a really tough schedule playing a lot of young guys. We need to take a deep breath, get healed up and see where we’re at over the next couple days. See if we want to practice at all or if we won’t, we’ll see, and then get ready for Virginia Tech."

On Duke Johnson’s injury...
"I have no idea to be honest with you. I couldn’t even tell you what it is. I was told he was out. I think they x-rayed him, that’s all I know.

On the importance of the bye week...
"It’s critical. We’re hanging on by a thread. We need time off. Brutal schedule, eight weeks in a row, young team. We need time off."

On the defensive momentum during the game...
"I think we got worn out a little bit. You have to keep pace with them and you have to convert on third down. We weren’t making the plays. Clearly they’re rotating three backs in there and they wore us down a little bit in the fourth quarter. We probably needed another takeaway, we had opportunities. They’re throwing the ball into Cover 2 for 30- or 40- yard gain and it should be an interception. We have to come through and make a play there.

"As I said to the team, give Florida State a lot of credit. They’re a very good team right now. They’re deep, and that’s okay. We know what we need to do. They’re ahead of us right now. We need to buckle down and get better. We need to develop our current team and we need to add to it."

On the team’s fast start...
"I think it was a better feel - I think that’s fair. The last two times we’ve played at this level, we didn’t look the same – Kansas State and Notre Dame. It’s fair to say it was a different look, a different feel, a different focus. I can say honestly that’s what I told the staff last night and that’s what I told the team. It did feel different. Just disappointing we didn’t convert on a couple more opportunities to give ourselves a chance. I’m disappointed in that. We have to get back to work there. I’ve been saying it all year we have a long way to go as a team. Are we competing? Yes. Do we execute all the time? No. We had some costly penalties and we had some costly errors in the game and that’s on me. I have to get that fixed."

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No sh*t the baseball stadium was a bad deal.

The Marlins were free to petition and bribe Miami-Dade commissioners for money because there were no political repercussions.

Donna Shalala and the private University of Miami couldn't ask the taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the land and change out every ounce of concrete in the Orange Bowl. The only option was to move to the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Pro Bowl hosting stadium with the longest LED board in the world and the third largest HD screens.

Miami fans are the worst in the country. They packed the Orange Bowl when Miami was winning and abandoned the Orange Bowl when Miami lost. They abandon Joe Robbie when Miami is losing and they'll pack Joe Robbie if Miami wins.

Can anyone tell me what happened to the O line and Morris AFTER the ND game? Against UNC Morris was horrible. The O line was worse. Why not give Williams a chance against FSU? I mean Golden could have just used the pretext of his injury (which proved to be costly since he couldnt move worth a darn). I believe Fisch is the problem. His game planning is horrendous. And Morris, bad ankle or not, is struggling with his throws and decision making

my point earlier was not to get on the players but the coaching and the moves they have made,the play calling.they are just setting up the players for failure.2 years ago cain was one of our most promising young lbs,they move him to de in a gap control scheme. can someone tell me how a 240lb de is going to hold position and control a 300lb tackle that we face week in week out in the acc.small ends are speed rushers eg.von miller.so they moved 6'5 275 dye and 6'7 270 perry from de and replaced them with 24olb cain
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Remember, they, recruited jalen grimble to be a defensive end, lol. That guy is trash right now. The coaches moved all those guys from defense in order to create depth issues to try an buy more time, for oach OH-NO and jethro. Why move guys and than start complaining about depth issues, lol. Also, when you move guys, that's a clear sign of a coach, that can't take a player and make em better. I like coaches who don't make excuses for the players they have and coach them to be productive to the talent they have whether it's elite talent or not.

We've been getting sanduskied on defense sense oach OH-NO got here!

golden can not fix Miami because he does NOT know defense and neither does his DC. With one of the worst records and statistics this year on defense in the whole NCAA, golden stillllll retains the DC instead of firing him or instead of ORDERING the DC to run a Miami defense with:

four down linemen, DEs go across the line and turn end runs back to pursuing LBs,
blitzes into empty backfields or one blocker backfields,
man to man tight pass defenses,
Move LBs up to within 2 yards of the LOS instead of 5.

If golden and his DC can not look at stats and see their prevent the win defense is totally screwed up, there is no hope for them to fix it.

Can anyone tell me what happened to the O line and Morris AFTER the ND game? Against UNC Morris was horrible. The O line was worse. Why not give Williams a chance against FSU? I mean Golden could have just used the pretext of his injury (which proved to be costly since he couldnt move worth a darn). I believe Fisch is the problem. His game planning is horrendous. And Morris, bad ankle or not, is struggling with his throws and decision making

Posted by: 5>3>2 | October 24, 2012 at 06:42 AM
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The o-line is balling and doing what they got to do. It's the coaching staff not committing to the run game that's hurting us. Along with our o-line going up against this cotton candy defensive scheme in practice, they're not being pushed to that next level. All the teams we face, teach their d-lines to get up field and pass rush, but in practice, our d-line is being taught a technique to slow drag with the o-linemen. This is why now, keith bryant is a soft committ, that man committed because he wanted to fall in line with all the Great d-tackles that came thru here.

cane72. Please enough with this garbage. Youre like a broken record. No. Youre like a woman. A woman that nags nags nags nags nags nags.

The players on this defense would not do any better in your scheme. theyre too small and young, some too slow.

Even if Miami blitzed on every down they wouldnt get to the QB consistently. Have you noticed the flailing of Chikillo on the line?

Our lbs cant tackle either. move them 2 yards up, they still cant tackle.

You sound like a popwarner coach. LOL. Too funny.

Against FSU they actually did ok. It was the offense that struggled and has struggled in the last 3 games. How many negative plays, dropped passes, three and outs, turnovers, sacks on our QB, drive killing blunders has Miami starting vs ND? The 3 and outs are kilelrs on a young defense. By the 3rd q their geese are cooked.

Sustained drives with a solid running game takes pressure off the D. 3 and outs allows the opponent to throw, pass, screen, run against miami... because they know they can because our offense cant move the ball.

Our offense hasn't moved the ball because these guys trying to run a big 10 type defense have forgotten to bring the committment to the run that the big 10 teams consistently try and do.

Against Fsu, we were averaging around 3.1 yards a carry in the 1st half, against a strong defensive team, that's an excellent average early in the game. Run it twice, now you're in 3rd & 4 instead of 3rd and 7's & 8's. For us to only have 4 rushing attempts the whole second half is inept coaching. That falls on goldie & jedd. goldie tried to be more involved this game on the offensive end.

muschamp is smart enuff to understand he's a defensive coach 1st, so at least the defense for the gaytors reflect that. goldie is a former tight-end, we got out tight-ends ballooned up to asante 270lbs, dyron dye 275lbs, david perry 270lbs or so, who in the hell out of those overweight tight-ends do they expect to get open. clive walford is the only one who's at the right weight. He doesn't need to go over 250, nfl tight-ends don't weigh as much as the 1st 3 i mentioned.

Calvin- right on point. Totally agree.

thanks Calvin almost forgot about 5 star Grimble perfect size for a de in a gap control scheme,we beat out usc for this guy remember.the guy bulked up to play the position they moved him inside now he is an undersized dt,they will do the same to chikillo.these guys cant all be bust,other dl from their class are doing well not just Clowney.has to be coaching guys wake up.

There were some opportunities downfield for big plays against FSU that we didn't hit. I'm not convinced we always need to run on first and second down. This offense needs the big play in order to be successful. All of our wins have come in games where we hit big pass plays downfield. This team needs to score in the 30's to win.

We need to improve our intermediate passing game. If we can hit 15-20 yard routes we become very difficult to defend. I'd also like to see us run Duke on stretch plays a little more.

The offense if more of a problem now. There's talent on that side of the ball and its not producing. If Morris is hurt then Williams should play.

The defense is OK for the personnel that we have right now. I'm I crazy about their national ranking - no. But they kept us in the game against ND (at least for a half), UNC, and FSU. I thought FSU was going to put up 50 on us and they didn't.

If we had gotten more offense in the past 3 weeks, we would be having different conversations right now. We are close to a breakthough with this team. Its a shame we won't be going to a bowl game...thanks Donna.

Eudo,

You're right Shalala won't be judged on the success or failure of the football program. But the coming sanctions are going to drag this school through the mud...again. Paul Dee (RIP) is gone, Coker, Pannunzio, and all others are specs on the map. Kirby, Randy Shannon, and Al Golden are innocent, so who do we blame?

Where do we make a change to insure this doesn't happen again. And by not happening again, I mean who do we make sure we don't get caught again. Make no mistake, we have to be corrupt if we want to get back to the top of college football.

If Miami were to hypothetically play in the ACC ch. and hypothetically win it, don't be so sure that at 9-4, or at worse 8-5 UM wouldnt accept a BCS bowl. Seriously. Unless- and only the bean counters behind close doors (including the socialist troll) would know that the NCAA would minimize our sanctions by foregoing a BCS invite as ACC champion. Of course that is a long shot but not impossible. Miami beats VTech and theyre basically Coastal champs. I guess we shall see.

@ Canesjunkie
The sanctions will not be predicated on who was there, so much as how deep did this go, and what steps were taken to fix it, and correct it.

All these young players and prospective recruits are working on the supposition that whatever the sanctions are (as Kirk Herb. says " NCAA do it whatever it is and let Miami move on and work with their program".) it will not be insurmountable, but rather enabling time to develop and build our team.
When Miami is back in action they will be awsome, with our freshmen class being juniors and seniors..
Remember 1999.. coming out of sanctions, with Butch Davis Coaching we created what was one of the best teams Miami ever put out there.

If the program is strong and deep enough with talent we can run a straight legit program without the hangers on and jock sniffers (according to JJ) hanging around.. Coach G runs a tight ship and we will be fine.

The NCAA are dragging their heels, and the longer they do that the more it will affect our recruiting, and commitments, because that is one more thing that can, and will be used, to break down our commits.

We will be back but clean. The Golden process is clean, he does not operate any other way..
Go 'Canes Always


thanks Calvin almost forgot about 5 star Grimble perfect size for a de in a gap control scheme,we beat out usc for this guy remember.the guy bulked up to play the position they moved him inside now he is an undersized dt,they will do the same to chikillo.these guys cant all be bust,other dl from their class are doing well not just Clowney.has to be coaching guys wake up.

Posted by: tdotcane | October 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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I remember when they first got em, i'm thinking, since when did we start going out to las vegas to get players. Who made that decision to waste gas going out there. Sure enuff, this man has been the most silent on field d-linemen i ever seen here. It's sad though, he definitely needs to just go head and redshirt. But goldie made a bad move hiring jethro over coach petri!


There were some opportunities downfield for big plays against FSU that we didn't hit. I'm not convinced we always need to run on first and second down. This offense needs the big play in order to be successful. All of our wins have come in games where we hit big pass plays downfield. This team needs to score in the 30's to win.

We need to improve our intermediate passing game. If we can hit 15-20 yard routes we become very difficult to defend. I'd also like to see us run Duke on stretch plays a little more.

The offense if more of a problem now. There's talent on that side of the ball and its not producing. If Morris is hurt then Williams should play.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | October 24, 2012 at 01:37 PM
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While smo did miss those guys coming open downfield(duke was wide open & davon johnson was coming open), it didn't really affect the game because we still got up 10 to 0. What f'ed us up was goldie punking out on 4 and less than 2 yards, duke would've gotten in on a toss sweep there, or mike james running behind feliciano and bunche with haggens leading the way on the left side would have gotten in. Than more importantly, his boy oach OH-NO, since he's been the coordinator for the defensive players, has given up more leads than the law allows with that marshmallow scheme, goldie of all people should know that. Which was al the more reason to go for it on 4th down.

But nope, he goes for 3 with no hesitation, had we been up by 14, ej manuel(overrated) would've started forcing things, them boys from Fsu were getting nervous. But goldie kicks the fieldgoal for 3, but than comes out at halftime and goes for the on-side kick, lol, that's some helter skelter coaching right their. I liked the on-side kick attempt, but if you gone do that, go for it on 4th down to when you really got chance to get points.

I was actually glad we didn't get that on-side kick, cause it always looks stupid when a team recovers it, coaches going crazy, players amped up, than we come out and go 3 and out, makes it look stupid every time.

People were sleeping on jacory, i say it alot, had that man come up under the same coaching that ken dorsey had, he would've broke probably all of UM records. For j70 to throw for 70 touchdowns when he had matt pipho at one point as his right tackle, played under 3 different oc's and still balled, that's a hell of an accomplishment. Plus his accuracy was under appreciated. Alot of people look at the picks he threw, but most of those were because of the oc's he had. His touchdown to interception ration would've been more like what he had in 1 year under jedd fisch.

For some reason though, oach OH-NO'S defense gives gumbo fisher's offense problems, until after he kept seeing shayon green being asked to cover chris thompson out of the backfield, than in the press conference we here "guys not being where they were supposed to be" or "30 and 40 yard passes, we gotta pick those off" who is suppose to pick those off.


What i don't understand with these coaches, they don't let the db's play press-man, but last year against Virginia, they let jimmy gaines line up in tight-man against that runningback from VA and of course got toast, than the next we here, they were trying to blame ray ray armstrong, come on man.


Did you see our DB's get smoked in both the BC and K-State games. That secondary isn't good enough to play press-man, yet.

Jacory did better his senior season, but I still think Morris is a better QB. Jacory couldn't make the play that won the NC State game. How many picks did he throw while he was here?

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