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Golden's post-game comments after Va. Tech win

Al Golden's post-game Q&A with reporters after the 30-12 win over Virginia Tech.

On his impressions from the team’s performance…

"I'm excited. I feel like we healed up, I feel like we grew up. Holding them to 12 points is significant without Denzel [Perryman], without Deon [Bush], I think some other guys stepped up. I'm real proud of their effort and the fact that a lot of the young guys are not young anymore. They had a good look, they prepared well, we had good practices. I felt good coming into the game, and the kids responded."

On the importance of a bye week...

"We all seemed fresh. Let's all be real - that was really hard. The first eight weeks, and the opponents we ended up playing out of conference and away, that was difficult. I just think last weekend we got them back. We only practiced two days in the bye week. Good sense of mind, good focus and good energy. I thought they were really resilient tonight. They were tough."

On the lopsided time of possession and score...

"We had good field position because of one Duke [Johnson] return and a turnover I believe. Obviously there are a couple of red zone opportunities we didn't convert early, or it could have been even bigger at the half. Nobody got down. Even when we sputtered on offense in the third quarter, the whole third quarter basically - hats off to Virginia Tech, I thought they did a great job, they had a great scheme, gave us a lot of problems there - our guys hung in there and had some big drives to end the game."

On the play of the team’s defense...

"We held them to 12, and we gave up about a 75-yarder - it looked like he started here and ended up in Coral Gables. It was just one of those deals. Our MIKE linebacker was matching around and he fell down and it just opened up. I'm real proud of how resilient they were. We weren't great on third down on either side early in the game, but we ended up getting another takeaway down there on the goal line. There were a lot of guys who stepped up and really did a nice job for us when they got an opportunity today."

On being in first place in the Coastal Division...

"It's critical. I know everybody wants us to be national champions yesterday and get back to the BCS games and all that, but the reality of it is that the pathway through that is the Coastal. It's almost like we have to re-educate our team that that's how you get there. You get there by getting to Charlotte, and then you have a 50-percent chance of going to a BCS game. That's what we have to do, we have to educate our team, because our fanbase doesn't really understand that right now. They look at the Notre Dame game and it's all in or bust. This game coming up against Virginia is critical. It's truly critical for us. We have to get focused, get right, and get back to work."

On the fourth quarter spark on offense...

"I think we stayed with it. We found a couple of runs that worked. It started with Rashawn's [Scott] conversion on the third-down play. That was big. He and Stephen [Morris] read each other's eyes and made a big play there, and then we got some runs going. I thought Mike [James] and Duke [Johnson] ran really hard, and then obviously knocked them off the ball a little bit."

On winning games without explosive plays...

"We're better on defense. It showed that we're making enough plays on defense that we don't have to have prolific, explosive plays and still win. Obviously the punt block helped. We have to do a better job covering kicks, but it showed we could win in a different way. We didn't quite have enough against North Carolina to pull that one off. It's nice to do it this way."

On the improved play of the team defense...

"I thought our defense hung in there. They did a great job in the redzone and ended up doing a good job on third downs late in the game. We got a couple of sacks, we started to get after their quarterback - that's critical, We haven't had that from a four-man rush. Olsen [Pierre] came up big the one time, and a couple other guys did a really nice job of getting to him. It makes all the difference in the world. Finishing with an interception was great."

On Deon Bush’s injury...

"Deon's been struggling with some stingers. We'll evaluate him, but I think the best thing to do was to shut him down. It was on fire for him. There was some pain. Denzel just wasn't quite right. We'll put him back in a boot, and hopefully in nine days he'll be ready in Charlottesville."

On a strong special teams performance...

"They looked good in the return game. I think it was Gabe [Terry] that blocked it, right? We put him in a different position this week and challenged him, and Rayshawn [Jenkins] and those other guys, he just went out and did it as perfectly as you could do it. He stayed low, got his hand down nice and low. We missed on some of those opportunities earlier in the year. Mike [Barrow] has been working the heck out of it. Mike designed it, and the kids went out and executed it. I'm really excited we had a chance to do that finally."

On wearing orange uniforms with orange pants...

"I wanted them to have fun. It was a tough eight weeks. We had a chance to get a break, catch up on school, and get healthy. I just wanted them to have fun. It was a little surprise for them. I think they were excited about it. I guess that means we have to keep wearing it, I don't know. It was good."

On the success of trick plays...

"That was big. Dallas [Crawford] did a nice job, and he threw it really well. I guess you could argue he should have thrown it in the flat to Duke. But he made a decision and Kind of zinged it in there. I keep saying it, Dallas is coming on now. Dallas is starting to do a good job for us and grow up. I'm excited about Dallas. Obviously Dorsett made a great decision getting us some more depth and throwing it across the field to Stephen [Morris]."

On the expectations inside his team’s locker room...

"We're trying to learn a process and get better. We've been focused on the Coastal. That's what our focus is right now. I'm glad I'm coaching at a place where the expectations are high. At the end of the day, When you can meet the expectations of your fanbase, you're going to be in a great spot. We're going to keep doing it. We just need a little bit of patience because of how young we are. We're growing up. Guys are fighting hard, they're working, they're getting better. I'm excited. A lot of guys stepped up today that hadn't - Curtis Porter, Jalen Grimble, Tracy Howard early in the game, [Rayshawn] Jenkins in his coverage. I can go on and on. Guys stepped up, and guys that are going to be here for a long time, and I'm excited about that."

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Champioship these young pups are becoming fierce 'Canes before our eyes...Yes.

The fourth quarter against Tech, opened my eyes to the mind set of these guys..and that is we are going to fight to the end, so no matter what the score is, how long you held the ball, how many times you beat our line..we are going to be there in your face..
That is called devloping a team with Attitude.

The Coaches are on the cusp of taking it to the next level of development..Play an intense game from start to finish...if that happens I see a UVA game of 48-3.
Go 'Canes Always


please a high school team could have won yesterday....VT totally self destructed...miami looked awaful and the stats show it as usual....cant play freshman like golden did at temple.....way to much rotation on the defensive side...as of Nov 2, 2012....defense has allowed 4416 @ 490 per game vs the whole of last year at 4319 @ 359.....39% 3rd down conversion rate on offense....trust me we still suck.....btw alex collins rumor is going to FSU....so recruits are starting to unwind verbal commitments....golen and staff have to go

Posted by: jim gallo | November 02, 2012 at 03:24 PM

http://youtu.be/SKm5xQyD2vE

Excuse my ignorance here....

Is making the ACC Championship Game considered "post-season" and do we need to make a decision about whether to forgo that game (should we lock up the Coastal Division - something I think may 99.9% for sure happen) or....

Is it that if we were to ACTUALLY win the ACC Championship Game - then we would have a HUGE decision to make with respect to forgoing a major BCS Bowl (pipe dream perhaps at this point - but you never know!)?

Can someone clarify what the university is going to grapple with in regards to "post season" participation and the on-going & future sanctions pending?

Thanks!


SuperCanesFan


Excuse my ignorance here....

Is making the ACC Championship Game considered "post-season" and do we need to make a decision about whether to forgo that game (should we lock up the Coastal Division - something I think may 99.9% for sure happen) or....

Is it that if we were to ACTUALLY win the ACC Championship Game - then we would have a HUGE decision to make with respect to forgoing a major BCS Bowl (pipe dream perhaps at this point - but you never know!)?

Can someone clarify what the university is going to grapple with in regards to "post season" participation and the on-going & future sanctions pending?

Thanks!


SuperCanesFan

Posted by: Sean | November 02, 2012 at 04:25 PM
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I say F the nc2a and play the rest of the games, even a bowl game, take half of that money, wait for the nc2a to announce whatever-TF punishment they want to hand out and right after that, we can make an announcement that we're using half of the bowl game money to help spark the New Hurricane Stadium Initiative at Tropical park.

Whoever's not so wise idea it was to lock us into a 25 year agreement at joe robbie stadium need the tast slapped outta of their mouth. But that's how you counter these b.s. sanctions that may or may not be coming. Announce a Hurricane stadium initiative the same day or the next day!

Forget Tropical Park, the city would never vote to give the park to a private university, the conservative cubans would flip their sh*t.

It wouldn't even be an upgrade, it'd be a sh*ttier stadium, it'd still be far from campus, it'd still be empty because Miami fans don't go to games and it'd be even emptier because it's impossible to get to and from Tropical park using bird or 826.

And of course they'd still play the only games anyone goes to (FSU and Va Tech if both teams are undefeated) at Joe Robbie.

morris missed his target a few times but but he is still a good QB. he is not turning the ball over thats the main thing.i dont know how much its was VT looking bad or Miami looking better, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. if miami plays with the fire they had with FSU they will run the table from here on out. the D looked better, good running game,...go canes

Good win, glad we were finally able to play some defense.

I don't think we will play in a bowl game, even if its a BCS game. Beat FSU and let's just hate the entire NCAA.

Hey little jimmy and all of your identities, Al GOlden and the young Canes gave U a Hurricane sized F-yourslef and your little stats. I got a stat for ya jerkoff, Miami first place in the Coastal, U C U N T.

Attendance was horrible, they need to lower the ticket prices or something. There's no way that was 30K in the stadium.

Canesjunkie, it's all or nothing, they can't play the post season championship game and not play a bowl.

I think CanesFan '72 is my favorite persona. He's an old school football fan stereotype that thinks he knows more than everyone else because he played in high school (in the 60s or 70s) and "some" college (as a walk-on at a lower division school). jim gallo is OK at times, but it is too obvious that he is a troll. Using the word "we" isn't fooling anyone.

Forget Tropical Park, the city would never vote to give the park to a private university, the conservative cubans would flip their sh*t.

It wouldn't even be an upgrade, it'd be a sh*ttier stadium, it'd still be far from campus, it'd still be empty because Miami fans don't go to games and it'd be even emptier because it's impossible to get to and from Tropical park using bird or 826.

And of course they'd still play the only games anyone goes to (FSU and Va Tech if both teams are undefeated) at Joe Robbie.

Posted by: Cual? | November 02, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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lol, it would definitely bring more pride back to UM football games though. Of course if they did, they would have to definitely upgrade Tropical Park. They put a stadium in the right place for UM games and it'll be off the chain like it was back in the days.

Forget baseball, that stadium will continue to suffer, who's actually going to fill that stadium up every night, lol, what city did they think they were in, idiots. Again, if they ain't heard, this is a football town, strips clubs 2nd, every other sport else is just 3rd and 4th place!

I'm glad we won last night, but everybody knew going in, that was a game like unc where we were suppose to win those games. The difference between this game and the unc game, unc didn't make to many mistakes that hurt them, V-tech was making every mistake possible and still were in the game until that fumble round the goalline.

Anyway, we got the victory, like we said last week, smo17's ankle had little if anything to do with his performance against Fsu. That's just who he is throwing the ball, it's either high, low or to far.

Also, goldie comparing logan thomas to ej manuel is an insult to logan thomas, i'd take him over ej manuel anyday of the week. ej is overrated, logan thomas will make plays for his team on a consistent basis.

When it's 3rd and 8-10, all teams know we're going to give them the 4 to 5 yard pass play and than get you to 4th and short, the problem is, most teams have all the confidence in the world that they can convert on us in 4th and 3 or less. That's not a good defensive strategy for sure. Anyway, it's obviously clear, goldie and his boys idea of a good defense is a whole nother philosophy than the type of defense we're use to around here, in our eye's, it's a cowards defensive scheme, like we're scared of the other teams athletes.

Posted by: Cual?

Then I guess we're not going to the championship game. I don't think we should go if its going to offset bowl bans.

Canesfan72 if you realize that you can't fix stupid, why do you continue to blog and remove all doubt as to how stupid you are?

Stats, Stats and more stats......Bobby Bowden always said the only one that mattered was the final score!

Great Miami only converted what 1 of 12 third downs, so they didn't need to do better in order to win this game, that was not a stat that won this game and so they had 3 yards in the third qtr, so, they didn't need to score after half time to win this game and they outplayed and out hustled VT and were better in the 4th gtr from a conditioning standpoint as well, they finished with some momentum and not by just hanging on, what's not to like?

Sure they can do better but I for one will enjoy this victory and look forward to a beat down of UVA next Saturday.

Junk, U know I wasn't too big of a fan of taking another bowl ban assumming we won the ACC title but when U think about it, that would be a huge selling point to recruits that after this year we will no longer have to worry about a post season ban. I believe we are looking at being able to sign 15- 18 players this year anyway and by winning the Coastal division that shows recruits we are heading back to the top with our staff. All of this is assuming that we are definitely looking at another post season ban or that this will truley help us in the NCAA's eyes as far as sanctions. Personally I say F-the NCAA because they along with this whole Formula for ranking teams in the BCS is geared towards kissing the SEC's arse.

Calvin...tell me again how consistent Logan was last night? If you mean he continued to throw interceptions, yeah, that can be called consistent. If he continued to overthrow receivers and behind receivers and balls into the turf as he has all year, yeah that's consistent.

EJ Manuel is 7-1 and leads a team in the top ten in the nation, has a very good chance to make the ACC title game and Logan is managing a 4-5 team and looking at 6-6 or worse. Ej Manuel is headed for the BSC and Logan is headed for the Belk(who)Bowl or the Toilet Bowl we will have to see about that.

Calvin just plain wrong! LOL Our defense is cowardly, roflmao! Of course you are the great know it all of college football, sorry I wasn't at church the day you were immaculated as the expert of Miami football, you are a real man of genius I hear!

That statement by Calvin in itself shows just how much of a moron he really is. Personally neither one of them impress me as a passer but if I had to take one Manual would be the guy.

Sure Calvin, everyone knew we were supposed to win. I guess except the oddsmakers. Since they were giving % away, I assume you took UM and the 2 (unneeded) points?

Morris suffers from the Vinny Testaverde disease. He knows how strong his arm is, and puts all his faith into it, playbook, gameplan, and soft spots in the defense be damned.

I love the kid but he lacks focus and leaves SO MANY yards on the field. QB's like that can roll out of bed for 2 or 3 games a season where everything's going to be there for him and their arm will shred a defense. But most of the time good, disciplined defenses are going to keep their wits about them and take the big play away. In those cases

He suffers from a lack of self control. Jedi needs to to something with that kid and get him to take a deep breath and re-examine the way he approaches defensed. Not every throw can be a 20yd strike or TD pass. He has all the physical potential in the world.

"The first eight weeks, and the opponents we ended up playing out of conference and away, that was difficult."

Thank the troll.

Gotta say, it did my heart good seeing Coach D'Onofrio jumping around with the players after the game. We are getting there...

Championships,

The whole BCS is so stupid. Its SEC champs and an opponent...what a joke. sacrifice the money now and build the program.

Whatever the case may be it feels good to get off the snyd. I hope this young team can enjoy themselves and get right back to work and concentrate on being the best team they can be. Every play is an oppertunity to get better. When we play our next home game I hope we come out with the green on green with black socks and black cleats.

hard to argue with the sec being the best when they have won 6 national titles in a row. when you watch some of the top games in that conference it just has a different speed reminds me of the canes teams of 2000-2002. just fast and physical

Calvin, look at the numbers, UM gets more people to crappy games at Joe Robbie than they did at the Orange Bowl, even when UM was winning!

It's a fact, look it up.

I would trade unknown mitigating penalties for a shot at the ACC championship, a rematch with FSU, and a trip to the BCS bowl in our home stadium. We haven't been close since we joined.

We need to worry about moving forward and being permanent residents in rhe acc championship game.

Anytime you're in zone the majority of the time that's a coward's defensive scheme. Every d-co who's worth a damyum will tell you, "ideally, you'd want 2 corners who could just man their guy up and leave the other 9 guys to do the rest. When you're use tio being around athletes like that, you would definitely play more man. This staff came from the big 10 where they have to play a scheme that fits the type of athletes they're use to up their.

Just go look at all the starting corners in the league/nfl, i can guarantee you about 98% of them are not from the big and if they played in the big 10 they were born in Florida, california, texas Louisianna. That should tell you right their when it's all said and done, at the end of the day, the speed athletes still end up on the outside.

In Miami, anything not man at least 90% of the time is a cowards scheme. I understand why coach goldie and crew put so much emphasis on guys having short area quickness, because you definitely need that when playing zone coverages, but your reaction time needs to be top notch. We'll definitely have a lot of talent back their in that secondary when it's all said and done.

deon bush is the Truth, if he doesn't get any better he's definitely our best safety. tracy howard did what he had to do last night and will be one of our physical corners, it was good seeing him make that play last night, although we were playing zone, it still seemed like he was playing man at how quickly he got their.

One things for sure, we got alot of db's in the hole, would definitely be good to get a guy like mackensie alexander in the mix as well. If jamal carter sticks and he has the same type of impact deon bush had this year, we'll be straight back their at that safety spot. At the same time, rayshawn jenkins is definitely out their trying to do his thing. I will say this, or the 1st time all year long, i think what we saw last night was guys not thinking to much and just playing the game a whole lot faster.

What caused that, i don't know, but the whole defense definitely played a whole lot faster last night. Looks like they're going to stick with this defensive concept, and ok, if that's what they want to run, it's goldie's team and it's his boy, one way or another, we'll see who's doing it the right way and keep building.

Now here's one thin that's fools' golde for those trying to say ej manuel is head and shoulders aboove logan thomas. logan thomas doesn't have a legit o-line, and if anybody should know that, it's us, because we haven't gotten presure on any qb like that all year long, so V-tech has one of it's weakest o-lines yet.

Us playing stronger competition earlier in the year will definitely help us down this stretch of the season, but will it be good enuff. Weak conference or not, if goldie and company do win the acc, or at least get to the acc championship game, if it's us and Fsu, i would luv to see that match-up again, any game that means taking something away from Fsu is a good game to watch, i could careless about what bowl bid we might get after that, because that would be a bowl game.

Although it'll never be right for these young kids that are here now, and the older players that have yet to graduate who have done nothing wrong, i think it's a crime to punish them. Either way, the allegations the nc2a finds i'm sure is coming to a close real soon. We all know, it can't be worst or even close to penn fake, so we're straight on that. If they take about 15 ships, over a course of 4 years, anything they do needs to be justified.

If they go above and beyond legit punishment, it'll be time to go after the nc2a as well than!


Calvin, look at the numbers, UM gets more people to crappy games at Joe Robbie than they did at the Orange Bowl, even when UM was winning!

It's a fact, look it up.

I would trade unknown mitigating penalties for a shot at the ACC championship, a rematch with FSU, and a trip to the BCS bowl in our home stadium. We haven't been close since we joined.

Posted by: Cual? | November 02, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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Just play the games, all this self imposing crap, would be terrible if they still give us a 2 game bowl ban saying "self punishment, still does not override the punishment of the nc3a".

Ummm...

Reality folks...If UNC was eligible, they win the Coastal...

UNC is going to win out and be 9-3
UM should win out and be 8-4

I feel UM should wait till they clinch the ACC Coastal and then self impose...

It would be wrong for UM to play in the ACC Title Game without winning it out right!

It would be wrong to be forced to go to a bowl if they were to loose to FSU again or Clemson in the ACC Title Game. BTW I feel they would beat NCST again if they played them...

Either way, it would be wrong for UM to play in the ACC Title Game without winning it stright up.

The ACC Views the ACC Title Game as a Bowl Game. I would expect the NCAA does that as well.

3 major money games would be given up by UM in 2 years. UM is not going to get more than what USC, OSU, PSU, or TSU.

The NCAA almost gave TSU the "Death Penalty".

Here are sections from "The USA Today" article Oct 9, 2012...

The NCAA banned the Texas Southern football and men's basketball teams from the postseason Tuesday, saying it came close to levying the so-called "death penalty" against the school for repeated rules violations and for lying about imposing sanctions on its own.

The Division I Infractions Committee said it found a lack of institutional control and outlined problems spanning 13 sports over a seven-year period, including booster-related recruiting violations, academic improprieties, the use of ineligible athletes and exceeding scholarship limits. The basketball team, currently coached by former Indiana coach Mike Davis, was banned from the 2012-13 postseason and the football team in both 2013 and 2014.

Other penalties include five years of probation, scholarship limitations in football and basketball, and the vacating of all team records from 2006-10 in all sports, as well as the 2010-11 records for football and women's soccer.

Did you read where they almost gave the "Death Penalty" and they only got 1 year in Basketball and 2 years in Football.

I do not think UM will get more than 3 years of Post Season Bans.

At worst if we self impose this year and that does not count the ACC Title Game as our 3rd Game, we will miss next year as well and it is over on the Bowl Games...

The Coaches will know what the schollie restrictions will be and they will recruit accordingly...

We will have a better record this year than last year...we are seeing young players progress and develope right before our eyes

If we see it...you know the Coaches can sell it to recruits...

Next year The U will have a better record than this year. Afrter next year all the Bowl Bans will be behind us...

Improved Records...Talent Developement, and scollie reductions will allow us to focus on the best that The U needs in recruiting...

The U will be a top 10 Ten Team in 2014...that is Reality!

Bleeding Orange and Green!

Ummm...

Reality folks...If UNC was eligible, they win the Coastal...

UNC is going to win out and be 9-3
UM should win out and be 8-4

I feel UM should wait till they clinch the ACC Coastal and then self impose...

It would be wrong for UM to play in the ACC Title Game without winning it out right!

It would be wrong to be forced to go to a bowl if they were to loose to FSU again or Clemson in the ACC Title Game. BTW I feel they would beat NCST again if they played them...

Either way, it would be wrong for UM to play in the ACC Title Game without winning it stright up.

The ACC Views the ACC Title Game as a Bowl Game. I would expect the NCAA does that as well.

3 major money games would be given up by UM in 2 years. UM is not going to get more than what USC, OSU, PSU, or TSU.

The NCAA almost gave TSU the "Death Penalty".

Here are sections from "The USA Today" article Oct 9, 2012...

The NCAA banned the Texas Southern football and men's basketball teams from the postseason Tuesday, saying it came close to levying the so-called "death penalty" against the school for repeated rules violations and for lying about imposing sanctions on its own.

The Division I Infractions Committee said it found a lack of institutional control and outlined problems spanning 13 sports over a seven-year period, including booster-related recruiting violations, academic improprieties, the use of ineligible athletes and exceeding scholarship limits. The basketball team, currently coached by former Indiana coach Mike Davis, was banned from the 2012-13 postseason and the football team in both 2013 and 2014.

Other penalties include five years of probation, scholarship limitations in football and basketball, and the vacating of all team records from 2006-10 in all sports, as well as the 2010-11 records for football and women's soccer.

Did you read where they almost gave the "Death Penalty" and they only got 1 year in Basketball and 2 years in Football.

I do not think UM will get more than 3 years of Post Season Bans.

At worst if we self impose this year and that does not count the ACC Title Game as our 3rd Game, we will miss next year as well and it is over on the Bowl Games...

The Coaches will know what the schollie restrictions will be and they will recruit accordingly...

We will have a better record this year than last year...we are seeing young players progress and develope right before our eyes

If we see it...you know the Coaches can sell it to recruits...

Next year The U will have a better record than this year. Afrter next year all the Bowl Bans will be behind us...

Improved Records...Talent Developement, and scollie reductions will allow us to focus on the best that The U needs in recruiting...

The U will be a top 10 Ten Team in 2014...that is Reality!

Bleeding Orange and Green!

sorry did not mean to post that twice...

BTW...

Calvin/Cane Fan '72/Jim "F'n D**K H**D" Gallo aka "the clueless",

STFU! You do not Bleed Orange & Green!

Bleeding Orange and Green!

Great win.
4 games to FSU.
We finish 9-4 heading into major BCS bowl.
Go, Canes!

The NCAA is trying to figure out punishment for years ago wrongdoing by a few players and the ignorance of shalalalalala and shannon.

It does not make sense to punish Miami and all of the present players for the transgressions of shalalala and shannon and players long gone.

If Miami is going to take any self imposed penalties, it should be Miami firing shalala just like Penn State fired its president.

Why punish present players by any bowl ban when they were not even here then and the criminal who instigated the wrongdoing is in jail??

Miami should win out the rest of scheduled games if it stays with a four man defensive front, blitzes and man to man coverage and on offense, puts in crossing, timing passing routes with the ball in the air on the Cane receiver's last cut.

The Canes lost to KSU, ND, FSU, all teams in the top ten in the US. If the Canes win their division, they will win the ACC. If no bowl ban, the Canes should go to a major bowl. The money should go into a trust protecting it from shalalala touching it.

CaneFan`72 aka Calvin aka jim gallo
Up and posting at 3:13 am
The trailerpark bbq rat party must of been kicking last night
That hangover from all those Zimas you drank will give a terrible hangover

Sorry...Miami high class 1975 and UM class 1979...no troll here. Its all about the stats, everything else is noise...just like a stock, just because the public is bidding it up...unless the fundamentals are there (balance sheet and financial statement), in the end it all collapses. So lets examine the UM balance sheet:

2011 - total offense 4533, defense 4319, 3rd down conversion 43%, sacks by yards 24/127

2012 - (as of Nov 2) total offense 3668, defense 4414, 3rd down conversion 39%, sacks by yards 10/60

so offense is underperforming, defense is killing us with yards and almost no sacks....now look at FSU as of Nov 2 (the benchmark)...total offense 4732, defense 2044, 3rd down conversion 46%, sacks by yards 21/149....bjoem werner has 69 vs our whole team at 60....

sorry..forget about all the acc noise....team is still in bad shape....make a coaching change NOW


Now it is True the defense has been playing better in the sense that, besides dzp, this is the healthiest the linebacking crew has been all year and we are definitely starting to see who should be playing where. eddie johnson one the strongside for sure, dzp on the weakside and let gionni and raphael kirby battle it out their.

This defensive scheme is more linebacker oriented, and since our linebackers are young, we definitely got some monsters within that group. dzp, eddie johnson, gabe terry, gionni paul, with jimmy gaines flashing from time to time. Next year, a guy like jawand blue should start getting some burn, and if we add matthew thomas to that mix, along with jermaine grace & might as well get skai moore too, We'll be straight at the linebacking spots for years to come, assuming we got years to come, with the weather patterns changing.

Than in the secondary, we'll definitely have some real solid players out their for sure, i like what i'm seeing back their from a talent standpoint.

goldie keeps putting in request for more turnovers from the defense is funny to me, lol. Put a request for more execution from the offense.

I'm not sure why CaneFan72 gets ridiculed, but the facts are the facts, whenever we go with a more aggressive scheme on defense, our defense thrives. Whenever we go to a more passive zone type defense, we get lit up. So if you're a conservative person, it's always easy to try and sit back in a zone and than start trying to coach from their, and that's why alot of times we start off slow.

What we need to start doing is mixing and matching how we start off attacking teams. We need to start off aggressive, just to let these teams know it's gone be physical all game long. If this staff doesn't believe in press man, than this staff needs to do a way better job of mixing up coverages, if you going zone give a man look and if you're man, give them a zone look, this will definitely throw off the timing of the qb and receivers and create more turn-overs.

We'll see how we do next week against a more physical team in Virginia.

most of these bloggers are clueless.....we have dropped to #38 in recruiting vs 2012 at #8.....the big shoe to drop is the new rumor...very reliable rumor at that is thet Alex Collins will follow teammate john frnaklin to fsu....sources say that sanctions and the fact fsu has terrific criminology dept (his major) will reverse UM commitment....


Sorry...Miami high class 1975 and UM class 1979...no troll here. Its all about the stats, everything else is noise...just like a stock, just because the public is bidding it up...unless the fundamentals are there (balance sheet and financial statement), in the end it all collapses. So lets examine the UM balance sheet:

2011 - total offense 4533, defense 4319, 3rd down conversion 43%, sacks by yards 24/127

2012 - (as of Nov 2) total offense 3668, defense 4414, 3rd down conversion 39%, sacks by yards 10/60

so offense is underperforming, defense is killing us with yards and almost no sacks....now look at FSU as of Nov 2 (the benchmark)...total offense 4732, defense 2044, 3rd down conversion 46%, sacks by yards 21/149....bjoem werner has 69 vs our whole team at 60....

sorry..forget about all the acc noise....team is still in bad shape....make a coaching change NOW


Posted by: jim gallo | November 03, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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The Facts are like garlic to vampires, they can't stand em. Defensively, from a personnel standpoint, we'll be better, from a scheme standpoint will we be better, it's to easy for offenses to scheme against our defense in critical moments because the defensive alignments are way off more than enuff times. We're not lined up right to many times.

Also, depending on the play called, oc's know what should be their and what shouldn't be. If we don't start doing a better job, because schematically, we got a whole lot of defensive tendecies that are bad and will continue to get exposed during games. It's no fluke logan thomas ran up the gut for 70 somethng yards.

It's no fluke that the flats are oftne always open against this defense. Veteran oc's and smart headcoaches will continue to exploit that, the question is, and i hear this staff keep talking about "player development" when what really needs to take place is "coahing development". Will the coordinators evolve into championship type coordinators and learn how to make the necessary adjustments needed in game.

To many times our defense seems to be playing from behind the offense instead of in front of the offense and forcing them to make adjustments to our defense.

Offensively, the frame work is in place for us to be an explosive offense, but right now, there is not enuff patients within the play-callign as well as, to many unecessary formations that don't help this offense be more efficient. If your running game is going good, don't change the play-calling from a running formation to an instant passing formation, that negates the effectiveness of the running game.

Meaning, if you got 5 yards on the 1st run, if you automatically go to a passing formation, you just automatically negated the 5 yard run, and the running formations advantage.

http://youtu.be/tTxFvvir5ko

the path to success is thru the defense....no exception. defenses win games....we are so far from that with our 4400 plus yards when REAL teams are at:

fsu - 2044
alabama - 2240
ND - 2344
LSU - 1944

we are double that but this HC Golden is unwilling to make a change....our wins have been luck..I was at the BC game...what a joke that win was....and 5-4 is nothing to be proud of

jim gallo, no one here likes you, no one here believes you're a UM fan and not a UF troll, and no one here reads your "research" on UM.

too bad....now go kill yourself since the truth hurts....well see what you say when Alex Collins makes it official going to FSU....I cant wait to see Goldens press conference..so 6-6 year end, sanctions, worst defense in UM history and we loose the #1 recruit....that should do it and then end of the Golden era....now we can concentrate on getting a REAL BCS caliber coach for UM....

its 1985 and im in the orange bowl in the 50 yard line, lower deck, section E...singing as I throw ice at him...bye bye golden...bye bye golden....bye bye golden...we hate to see you gooooooooo

you couldnt help to have tears in your eyes when Jimmy walked out onto the field at the VT game...glad i was able to be part of that era....man if he would only take over the AD position....D'nofrio would be gone immediately and Golden would get the "top 10 or else speech...get rid of the cane walk and tie....concentrate on defense and not gimick strategys

Jim and Calvin, I appreciate your analyses of statistics and formations. Good teams even with only good rather than great players will still win if they have good coaching who know what they are doing and will get the players in good condition to play five quarters (OT).

The reason is that with good coaching and good formations, a team playing together as a tight team will cover and overlap each other thus making 11 guys seem like 13 or more. A poorly coached team such as the Canes using a zone pass defense or rushing only 3 linemen against 6 blockers will leave such open receivers and give the QB all day to throw instead of 2.5 seconds. So it is like the team is only playing with 9 guys on the field.

As to the uniforms, okay, all orange was a good Halloweenie costume. Now, the Canes should get back to looking professional like all white uniforms on the road and orange or green over white at home.

One last thing, and this is important. IMHO, Morris is a great QB and he is going to be another QB who can take this team to win a NC IFFFFFF the stupid OC learns about crossing patterns so that Morris can see the depth of the receiver and lead him and hit him in stride. Those are timing patterns and they need to be practiced much more than go long or in the flat and sit there. Great receivers like Rice and Raymond Berry and Johnny Unitas would stay after practice running those routes over and over until they were perfect.

those orange uniforms were awful....im old school, 1991 colors...orange shirt/white pants or the alternate which is the reverse....

watching 2001 texas game on utube "canfreak".....texas is entering filed and miami is on the 50 yard line in the middle of the field talking trash and finger pointing right in the faces of the texas players.....robert baily first hit knocks out texas kickoff package...head to head hit...no flag...it tragic...what we have become

you look at those old u tube videos and you see great athletes.....our players basically suck to be honest...they act like they never played football...always confused and out of place....look at the old miami teams...focused, having fun...talking trash, laughing and physically pushing the opponent any where they want to....

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