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More football, just not the Miami Hurricanes. Will you be watching FSU-Georgia Tech? Al Golden: "I probably won't be.''

It's a big weekend for college football.

Unfortunately, a lot of us who would have been in Charlotte this weekend for the ACC Championship, will now sit at home Saturday and watch Georgia Tech (6-6 overall. 5-3 ACC) take on Florida State (10-2, 7-1). 

Probably not Al Golden.

Unless he changes his plans.

When The Hurricanes coach was asked If he would be watching the ACC title game, he replied, "I probably won't be. I hope I'm at a recruiting dinner trying to get someone that's going to help us get in that game -- again.''

You know it's driving Golden crazy that the Canes aren't in this game, which should have been UM vs. FSU in a rematch of state rivals. When the UM administration opted to self-impose its second consecutive bowl ban in hopes of softening expected NCAA penalties in the Nevin Shapiro case, that also included the ACC title game. 

"We've made a significant sacrifice here,'' Golden said. "It wasn't just one postseason game. It was three postseason games. It was a chance to play in a championship game and it also was a chance to play our arch-rival and have a chance to go to a BCS game. So, we're giving up significantly."

Especially frustrating that Georgia Tech is the team that got the nod for the title game over the Hurricanes, who beat Tech in Atlanta in overtime this season (remember Mike James' incredible performance that game?)

Anyway, in case you didn't hear already, the NCAA has granted Georgia Tech permission to play in a bowl game should the Yellow Jackets lose to FSU and have a 6-7 record. In doing so, that could prevent a team such as 10-2 San Jose State from playing in a bowl, or 6-6 Central Michigan.

Doesn't seem to make sense. 

WAY TO GO SHAYON

Wanted to give a shout out to defensive end Shayon Green, who won the 2012 Brian Piccolo Award along with FSU running back Chris Thompson.

The Piccolo Award, given annually since 1972 in memory of the late Brian Piccolo, goes to the "most courageous" football player in the ACC. Piccolo, who played for Wake Forest (and the Chicago Bears) and was the 1965 ACC Athlete of the Year, moved to South Florida when he was 12 and graduated from the former Central Catholic High -- now Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas -- in 1961. He was stricken with an aggressive form of cancer and died at age 26. (aside: any of you remember, or ever seen, the movie that immortalized Piccolo -- Brian's Song? A remake of it was made in 2001. The original was aired in 1971.)

Shayon, according to the news release of the award, "had to overcome four different major injuries:'' two ACL tears in his right knee, one meniscus tear in his right knee and also suffered a dislocated wrist that forced him to miss "all, or a major part of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.''

"Shayon is an amazing individual with an unparalleled work ethic,'' Golden said. "I cannot think of anyone who exemplifies the ideals of Brian Piccolo or is more deserving of this award than him. He has overcome a dislocated wrist and three separate knee surgeries to become our leading tackler and team captain. His commitment and perseverance is an inspiration to us all.''

Frank Gore (2004) and Glenn Sharpe (2006) are the other two Canes who previously won this award.

I did a feature about Shayon early this season. He's a tough player, whom I recall many a day walking to or from practice limping. But he ended up leading the Hurricanes in tackles with 67 in 12 games -- three more than LB Denzel Perryman (nine games); six more than LB Gionni Paul (nine games); and eight more than LB Eddie Johnson (10 games).

Shayon will be back next year.

HERE'S THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY I WROTE ABOUT SHAYON EARLY THIS SEASON:

 When Shayon Green learned that fifth-year senior linebacker Ramon Buchanan sustained a second major knee injury Saturday on the same knee Buchanan tore last October, tears welled in Green’s eyes.

“That was very upsetting,’’ Green said this week, taking a few moments to compose himself. “He’s in my prayers.’’

Green’s empathy is palpable. The 6-3, 260-pound Miami defensive end tore the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee as a freshman during 2009 fall camp. He tore the same ACL again during spring practice of 2011.

“But I never quit,’’ he said.

This medical marvel, an inspiration to teammates and coaches alike, resumed his playing career six months after his second reconstructive surgery. Today, the redshirt junior leads the Hurricanes (1-1) in tackles with 15 – highlighted by his tackle-for-loss on an attempted trick play from the 1-yard line at Kansas State in the second quarter.

KSU missed an attempted field goal on the next play.

“He’s as tough as they come,’’ defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said of Green, who plays strong-side, rush end and nose tackle on third downs. “He has come back from multiple injuries, yet he throws it around every day. Here’s an example of someone who doesn’t make excuses, a guy playing three positions and owning the game plan.’’

Green, 21, grew up in Tifton, Ga., where he was rated the No. 65 weakside defensive end by rivals.com. He said his mother, a nurse; and father, who owns a small construction company, helped keep his spirits up through both ACL tears.

“Proud is not the word,’’ said Larry Green, who had just hung up with Shayon a day after the demoralizing 52-13 loss at Kansas State. “He’s very respectful, well mannered, smart – and I love him to death. He was a little upset because he’s a leader on the defensive line and they played poorly. I told him, ‘Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get ready for Bethune-Cookman. You’ve got to rally your troops.’’’

TICKETS ON SALE FOR UM FOOTBALL BANQUET

Tickets are on sale for the UM Football Banquet, which will be held Dec. 9 at Jungle Island in the Treetop Ballroom -- 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, 33132.

Tickets are $60 per person, which includes buffet lunch.

Check-in and reception begin at noon, with luncheon and awards program at 1 p.m. 

Fans can purchase tickets online or by calling the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699.

HURRICANES TO HOST WOUNDED WARRIORS

 The UM baseball team will host the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team for a 7 p.m. exhibition on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

  The Wounded Warriors are young veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs while serving their country in the military since 9-11. 

  Pregame festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the game ($10 general admission tickets a the gate) go to the Wounded Warriors.

  These guys are awesome -- and they're incredibly fit. I've covered the Wounded Warriors who run in the ING MIami Marathon. It's a fantastic organization. I'm guessing that this event will be inspiring, and worth attending.

IN CLOSING...

  Another shout out, this one to the men's and women's hoops teams, who had back-to-back great victories against highly ranked teams -- the men against No. 13 Michigan State and the women, last night against No. 6 Penn State.

  Michelle Kaufman covers UM hoops for The MIami Herald, and wrote two compelling stories on the games.

  While she was at the men's game two nights ago, by the way, she caught up to UM interim AD Blake James to ask him about the speculation of Al Golden speaking to Tennessee (or other teams) about head coaching vacancies.

  She relayed this quote to me, from James: 

"I spoke to Al the last two days regarding all the rumors and he assured me that he'll be with us next year and isn't going anywhere."

 I believe it.

 I am on furlough next week (mandatory and predetermined), so will be back after that.

Everyone have a healthy and happy week ahead.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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getbusy-right bro. These idiots are tiring. CAlvin likes to write books on here (he usually loses me after the second line), and Gallo posts the same garbage over and over. Plus What is his vendetta against Golden? Here we have a guy who loves Miami, wants to stay here ( I think) and is trying his hardest to rebuild this program, and by the way, he was thrown into this mess as well. I think we are lucky (for now). I am sure he is also working with Donofrio to do better with the D. This D was decimated. He had nobody on the two deep except a bunch of wet behind the ear freshmen and unproven sophomores, plus two seniors who havent done squat: Telemaque and McGee. Mature men and true canes would sit back and be patient because this isnt going to take one day. Or one season. Kansas State and Notre Dame showed the world how far aheadthey are this year and how far the elite are ahead of these UM boyz. In terms of football skills, strength and size. We are boys againt men. Mante-Teo is 250. He didnt get there in one year. The Kansas State O-line is massive and theyre blocking skills are superb- they were good last year and we were close-no thanks to Jacorry the interceptionmachine Harris-but no cigar..

That said- Alabama should win and if they do, they will definitely be a dynasty in this decade:

Dynasties

1980s- UM (2)-played for 2-3 more
1990s- UM (1)-played for 2 more, FSU (2), Nebraska(2)
2000s- USC, UF, LSU
2010s- Alabama

What's this I hear about three 'Canes arrested for armed burglary? All of them are Golden Al's recruits, too. Yeah. Fire the Tie.

typo nick....sorry, rush to post...fire bowden, your the idiot...nobody fires bobby bowden...only a complete idiot would say that...34 years at fsu with a record of 304-97 and 105-27 conference and 22 bowl wins.....your delusional

your right, I dont know the reality of thing, just cal see the future is all....alex collins and keith bryant plus UM is done

not true...golden had jr/soph on 2 deep defense....he changed it like he did at temple....same thing, it didnt work then he complains about youth after he made it younger.......

new sched:

savannah
fla atlantic
temple
b/cookman

off fsu and notre dame.....probably will still be 6-6 or 7-5

new uniform colors - yellow and white

Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls?

Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people.

Gallo- troll

ready to fly a banner- same guy

gatorsam- ditto

cane haters: Who cares.

The only thing that matters are ships and FSU or UF will not smell one in centuries.

Miami-Dade hs football is dominating this year. Many of these kids will remain at the U- mark my words.

Next year, NCAA sanctions or not: 10-2, Duke J runs for 1300 yds, Morris passes for 4000 yds. Miami self imposes after t hey win the ACC ch. and Golden gets a 3 yr extension after that.

Take that to the bank

put the bong down and go to class.....after notre dame raids columbus and st thomas aquinas all that will be left are the scraps....even I know that and I live in ct....maybe you should stay out of the sun

I'm not sure why only a few people actually see it, but jim gallo is on point just like a few other people i know, al created the depth issues, tried to move luther robinson to the o-line, jeremy lewis is there, they already started testing jacoby briscoe and jake o'donnell on the offensive side of the ball, cut players, sat players, insered the young guys all in the name of trying to buy his slow thinking compadre oach OH-NO more time. It's obvious what goldie did when he got here, so don't start crying now about depth and being young.

Had devonta davis, ran him off, jeremy davis wanted to come in, closed the door on him, i can go on, but anyway, it would be good to see coach goldie succeed, he has good potential, but he's not that much in the line of howard or jimmy, the reason being, those were more aggressive guys and it takes that because Miami is an aggressive City, we come up aggressive so a soft coach or a soft scheme does not go hand and hand with the players on that defense. That's how we're sitting at 116th.

goldie has been going to wits end trying to protect his boy, only those who are easily fooled will think shannon left goldie with nothing to work with on defense, lol, if you believe that, you're probably still looking for rabbitts to lay eggs or that money that the tooth fairy was suppose to leave under your pillow. goldie is trying, now going into his third year, what are we going to hear after bad defensive performances, time will tell, but going into year 3, we shouldn't be ranked higher than 70th in the country in defense with this staff if what they're trying to feed people is worth anything.

And i'm being lenient saying 70th in the country. More importantly, how many wide open players from opposing offenses are we going to continue to see. Should be good come next year though seeing what jawand blue can do as well. Since we got this alex figueroa kid, to me,he looks like they're going to move him to tight-end, defense, he's to slow, but than again, with this new crew, they don't put a premium on defensive speed, they just prefer more power on defense than speed.

"The only thing that matters are ships and FSU or UF will not smell one in centuries"

I don't know about centuries. They are both in BCS games this year.

The only person that needs to be moved is oach OH-NO, he needs to be moved to the offensive side of the ball since he's been catering to them all year long. Our best and only d-co on the team is jedd fisch. The only other saving grace is if goldie moves his boy OH-NO into the press box so he can see half the shat he's calling ain't worth a damyum, he can't see from the sidelines, but he'll definitely be able to see from up above that 85% of the time our alignments are wrong pre-snap.

You gotta be pretty brin cramped to be ranked 116th in the country. For those asking whether we ever coached defense or not, what difference does it make, if we do now or if we never have it's still not going to change our 116th defensive ranking. Ask al groh that same question, did it make a difference for him at Georgia tech, and his protege's are even worst than him, so do you really think that is a wise question.

calvin - exactly, golden is doing at UM what he did at temple...thats al he knows...he played freshman there as well vs more senior players....bottom line in 2 yrs we did nothing and won nothing.....I have all Boston College alumni in my neighborhood...they are livid that steve addazio was hire, this is the guy that developed the gator playbook vis tebow and hernandez....all wanted diaco...blogs going crazy

and people are complaining about bloggers not satisfied with UM staff or performance....BC would never tolerate dnofrio...please

he is reported to get 1.7 million with a boston college endowment of 1.9 billion vs 2.2 million for golden and a 719 million endowment....

golden has to produce...no more excuses....if he dosent fire dnofrio he is a fool and will go down hard.....alot of smart people say he is more hype than substance....there is a 50/50 love affair with him....losing his top recruits is bad....that dosent happen to top programs....we are weak, dont kid yourself

Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls?

Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people.

Put it this way, "Calvin and Jim Gallo" never posted here until sometime this season.

Now that gators fan is mostly gone and Calvin and Jim Gallo are here all day every day talking to each other about how much UM sucks.

Put two and two together folks.

Yo cane trash

Yo careful what U ask for maggot u may just get it

Yo why U doUches complaining about Gallo and Calvin?
They refuse to drink the Golden Kool aid all you dUmmies are so drunk on

Yo Golden Retriever going into year 3 of his most mediocre Golden Era what can he do?
Tell you what he can't do. Can't fetch any top talent. In fact the few good recruits he had are bolting.
Yo 1981 - 2001 dUmmy UM 5 and nothing more is a typical example of a delUsional clUck living in the past.
Yo fools keep putting down better programs like UF and FSU to try make Ur selves feel better. Problem is those schools are bowling in the BCS and stealing Ur children from Ur bedroom while U drink Golden Kool Aid and utter meaningless dribble.

Yo I heard Sebastian the Ibis was up for some award and some doUche was urging U clUcks to vote for him.
Like selling T shirts pleading to help sell out the OB for an important game. Fools.

The only news to come this summer for cane football will be the NCAA hammer.
How is Golden Retriver gonna spin that?

Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!

canetrash: IS your momma calling youback to the trayler boi?

"My son is the best kisser. He told me so. Goo goo. Go gtors! Go tebow!"

I will put 100,000 dollars here. that Um will win a NC before the turds or the seme-n holes

jUst kidding!

I can still talk to myself, riiiiiieeeet? Loosers!

unfortunately canetrash....everything you said is true

the question now is how are the other defensive recruits gonna think about these de-commits...artie burns, jamal carter and alex figueroa....florida is killing UM at 2013 top florida prospects....even georgia has twice as many commitments than UM.....

where is this magic golden ability?...we need to fire all these weak a...ses

Yo 1981 - 2001 and nothing more what kind of Moron and doUche places a bet on a Herald blog. How r we to collect from a maggot like U?
Both FSU and UF r closer to a title than the canes. Not mu opinion, just a fact.
Thing is scUMbags like U are clUeless they can't recognize facts from make belief. That's why U clUcks r so high on Golden Retriever. Such a great coach and recruiter with such an outstanding resume. Really?
Crap @ Temple. 6 -6 and 7 - 5 so far while the defense gets worse.
Yo Golden Retriever can't fetch U any magic, what U have is all U will get. Mediocrity.

But U will win an NC before UF or FSU. Right. Can't win the ACC but will win an NC.

Can't play in a bowl much less win one but will win an NC.

Can't land any top recruits but will soon win an NC.

Cant beat any good teams but will win an NC.

Lose to one or two ACC pansies every year but will win an NC.

Yo U delUsional maggot r on a roll.
Sebastian will win best mascot before the canes reach the ACC ship.
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!

"After a 3-9 season, sources say Garcia asked Cristobal to replace at least one member of his coaching staff. Cristobal's refusal to do so changed the conversation from firing assistants to firing him."

thats what has to happen at UM....AD tells golden to fire dnofrio or he goes....

that is courage and someone that is serious about getting their program to prominance...

Hey Gallo your point is noted, however UM can't fire Goldie. One, they owe him too much money and more importantly, who the heck are they going to hire with the coming sanctions? Maybe Cristobal or some other out of work coach. No one will leave their job even if a coordinator at a big time program to come deal with this mess.

jim, i like coach goldie, i know he does have a high level of respect for UM and the history here, and i want him to be successful, i'm sure he's trying his best to be to as well, but the faith he has in his boy right now is holding him back.

jim when i read that today about how pete garcia said basically, either that guy on your staff goes or you go, i was thinking the exact same thing about goldie and his boy. Seems to me like goldie would lose all motivation in coaching at UM if his boy OH-NO had to roll out, but everything in life is not going to always be how we want it. Although it looks like pete garcia knew butch was waiting in the wings and basically knows he's going to accept the job there or something, because otherwise, who else is in line for the job, mike leach.

One things for sure, that pete garcia is a shrewd a.d., he didn't waste anytime and seems to have gotten sensitive with the "mario to rutgers & mario to pittsburgh" talk, but that's what happens, but it gave pete all the room he needed to let mario go, i wonder if tcu needs an o-line coach, mario will bounce back, that's for sure. Hell, he might even get a chance to get hired by usF now as well, i'm real sure he'll do better than skip holtz did their and with the defensive coaching staff they have in place, heargraves, kevin patrick and they get an good oc, mario will have usF playing way tuffer than they are right now!

Plus he has nfl talent playing right now as proof. Going to be interesting to see where he lands.

dnofrio gets rolled out.....jedd fisch has offense....golden takes over defense until replacement. just like nick saban took over defense when alabama was in trouble in the 4th quarter against georgia....have to sacrifice someone in life to prove you are serious....its a fact of life that gets everyone in line.....right now UM has to exercise damage control.....there is no story to tell a defensive recruit in the living room about your defense that would make any sense....but if you were to say we just hired bob diaco (never happen)...there is a reason to believe UM will be better....trust me the competition is going to remind the parents about the sanctions and 5800 / #16th yards....

Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls?

Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people.

you put dollars out there...you will get someone....who wouldnt want to live in coral gables and a town like miami.....its not fun playing/coaching in the cold.....

heres a name...manny diaz (local miami boy / texas DC


you put dollars out there...you will get someone....who wouldnt want to live in coral gables and a town like miami.....its not fun playing/coaching in the cold.....

heres a name...manny diaz (local miami boy / texas DC

Posted by: Jim Gallo | December 06, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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Here's a name, who could actually be worst. At the rate/pace we playing defense now, tim walton should be up for the broyles award!

Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls?

Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people.

F_U-ing troll cranetrashheap:

Sounds like your daddy's last j-izz ended up creating you. Too bad for him

But you dare compare Miami's schedule with that of F_U

Play 3 panzies like Furman, FAU, JAcksonville community college and Louisiana Lafayette, and almost lose to two.

I'd rather lose to a real D-1 team, than nearly lose to a Furman or Louisiana Lafayette. Seriously. It toolk a blocked punt return to the house for you all to beat the rajin cajuns

Next thing youll post is that the rajin cajuns are actually good.

Or that big eared banjo boy Driskel is good.

Or that Jacoby the black Tebow Briseett is any good

Or that you deserv the #4 ranking because you play in the tough SEC.

Yeah the tough SEC with the likes of

3-9 Auburn
Kentucky
Arkansas
Tennessee
Ole Miss

Tell you what- Be a man. S_T-f-u and wait till next year and then post stuff if UF beats Miami- that would be well deserved. Big IF. After Duke rolls 190 yds on you all

Yo cane trash

Yo 5>3>2 but none in a decade there is no comparison between those schedules. One played the toughest schedule in the land and ended up 11 - 1 with a BCS bowl, the other played a usual pansie schedule and struggled to finish 7 - 5 with no bowl game again.
These are facts but I know U maggots are delusional in make belief land so who cares.
But doUche, U sound really stUpid, think before U post maggot, if U can think.

News flash dUmmy:
Driskel is good, 11 - 1 good
Brissett is good, Golden wanted him bad good
No, UF deserves a higher ranking than #4 not only because they play in the tough SEC but because they win in the tough SEC
"I'd rather lose to a real D-1 team, than nearly lose to a Furman"

That is so telling, good for U scUMbag cause U will keep losing to D - 1 teams, like U lose to evry single good team U play and a few pansies too.

3-9 Auburn
Kentucky
Arkansas
Tennessee
Ole Miss

Typical cane clUck doUche only picks the bottom teams for comparison, however those teams are all better than:
UVA, who beat Ur sorry arse
BC, who U struggled mightyly against
Duke, who put up about 500 yards and 45 points on ya
Wake
Ga Tech, who almost beat U too

So U see dUmb clUck the bottom SEC teams r much better than their ACC counterparts

Then the classic "wait til next year"
For sure I'll be back next year after Ur loss to UF
Lil Duke has not seen a real D yet, big shock waiting for him.

Are U really this stUpid?

Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!

Calvin our boy Esteban just pinned a classic breakdown on OH NO's efense.

Check it out..


Calvin our boy Esteban just pinned a classic breakdown on OH NO's efense.

Check it out..

Posted by: Nash | December 06, 2012 at 09:25 PM
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lol, don't tell me it finally has gotten to estaban too, you know if that man is frustrated, it's a done deal. Do me a favor, copy and paste it over here man or is it a video breakdown!

Dawg just take a peek in...

Peeps is looking for u anyway...

Hurri thinks uve been eaten by a gator in the glades or some thing.

Hate to clip and paste a whole piece for another spot

Lol

Onofrio is our efense coordinator.
Thank God for Duke, we need to outscore every one to have a chance.

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