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NEWS: #UM #Canes LB & second-leading tackler Eddie Johnson not at Duke game -- UM's final game of season

Here we go again.

Hurricanes linebacker and second-leading tackler Eddie Johnson is not on the travel roster for today's game at Duke -- the final University of Miami football game of the season.

Johnson has violated team rules, said UM athletics director of communications Chris Yandle.

Johnson, a 6-1, 234-pound redshirt freshman outside linebacker who won two Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week Awards this season (as linebacker of the week and rookie of the week), did not travel to the Virginia game two weeks ago because of disciplinary reasons.

He was reinstated for the USF game last weekend.

On this week's depth chart, Johnson was listed as the backup to sophomore Thurston Armbrister.

"There's a responsibility and level of accountability that we can't move on without, " UM Coach Al Golden said after he announced Johnson's reinstatement the week of the USF game. "It's not, 'Do this for me.' It's, 'Do it because the rest of the team is doing it and because you want to be accountable and you want to be responsible and you want to be a good teammate.'

"Hopefully, he'll come out of it stronger and respond. I've been in situations where two or three years down the road you look back and say, 'That was a moment that I finally realized what I'm giving up or what I'm costing the team.' As a coach, you can't look the other way."

Chatter about Johnson started trickling down on the Internet yesterday.

He has 59 tackles (7.5 tackles-for-loss), a sack, interception, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and three forced fumbles in 10 games. He has started eight games.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Al Golden is a joke. Kids will be kids, keep them in line the best you can and let them play. Alabama, LSU always play there best players despite off the field issues and they are in the NC every year. As long as its not murder or rape. Let them play. Golden and especially D'Onfrio need to pack there bags and move on. Bring in Mario!

Do the other players not keep them.in line. Letting down the whole team. Other players that have their head on strait need to be talking to these guys and keeping them on the right path. How do you not learn after sitting out a game anyways. Its going to be tough to find higly recruited level headed recruits and get them to come to um with limited scholarships. Going to be a tough few years

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

University of Miami head coach Al Golden may be leaving the Miami program after his second season with the program.

According to a source within the Miami program, Golden is preparing to resign with three years remaining on his contract.

Isnt this interesting.....I knew it...no wonder herald keeps asking about his staus.....Al Golden is all about Al Golden....just ask his agent

Johnson needs to get his act together or he can transfer and be someone else's problem.

I SUPPORT GOLDEN!

What the Canes need is a hard-nosed coach who will instill discipline. That's how we get to the Championship. IF you can't keep you nose clean, despite all the trouble we are in now with the NCAA, then YOUZ A STUPID SOB.

Johnson screwed himself and his team. Keep making examples of them coach, then all the kids will begin to mold around the new regime. Johnson and the other kids are still Freshmen getting accustomed to college life....and all of it's temptations.

I know when i was at UM and living on South Beach, it's hard not to get in trouble. But it's part of the learning process for these 18-19 year old kids.

Remember when YOU were 19? How responsible were you? You did everything your parents told you?

That's college coaching for you....part time football coach, part time parent.

Rules are rules. We broke them hence our current dilemma. So NO, he shouldn't play. It's called accountability. Just because other schools do it doesn't mean we should. It's high time we cleaned up, showed these young men some tough love (many who grow up without at least one parental figure), and show Eddie that he has to be held to the same standards as the rest of the TEAM. No "I" in that word mate.

Jim, go focus on the Gayturds getting their buttholes violated today and quit being so damn negative here. You're no more a Canes fan than Manson was a prophet.

One more feather in "Goldy's growing mediocrity cap. Discipline is part of coaching. Where is the talking-to and disciplining of the OC and DC?

I don't see what "Goldy does any different then RS, really....There is no respect by the players here. That tells me that everybody, right up to DS is simply "spinning wheels." This ain't the U that once, forget football, dominated college sports, period.

sorry you cant take the truth....this guy greg cooper is reliable....somebody is talking.....golden has to go either way.....he knows he's screwed in recruiting...he lost alex collins and will lose keith bryant as well....big time blow to his efforts and now he realizes the huge mistake he made on self imposing sanctions.....hes gonna run.....I bet it is true he resigns

Has anyone considered this might be the last UM football game...ever? Sad, but it's a distinct possibility. That may be why Al Golden is perparing to resign. It's the DEATH PENALTY, I'm afraid.

Makes me sick.

I dont think death penalty....ncaa with former players issue says case is weak, so I think the death penalty is out....I think this is a result of the totality of all the things that have happened....AD leaving etc....I think keith bryant has told him he is not comming to UM....fsu/gators will take all the top talent in florida, its already happening...go to espn site and youll see all the top talent commits to fsu/gators...like he has said "this has been TMZ since I got here"...remember he is a young coach...he was not ready for a town and team like UM....plus he is committed to Dnofrio...the backlash is too much for him

Good job golden. Rule should be first and fair for every player. Hope Johnson comes back next season stronger and more displined.

Caner305, you're and idiot. Alabama does it they suspend 2 db's at the start of the season, LSU has also, God even UF does it. Without discipline on a teal you have nothing. You are expected to act a certain way for the good of the team and not yourself. Jimmy did it Howard did it, maybe Dennis didn't do it, but Coker did it and Randy did. You're the only joke.

Jim if your "reliable" information is true, shouldn't they at least get the fact that Golden signed an extension last year that puts him there through 2020...which unless my math is off leaves more than 3 years remaining on his contract?

sorry you cant take the truth....this guy greg cooper is reliable....somebody is talking.....golden has to go either way.....he knows he's screwed in recruiting...he lost alex collins and will lose keith bryant as well....big time blow to his efforts and now he realizes the huge mistake he made on self imposing sanctions.....hes gonna run.....I bet it is true he resigns

Posted by: Jim Gallo

yeah......hes so reliable that he doesnt even know how many years are left on als contract and you are a moron because.......well......you are moron

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

University of Miami head coach Al Golden may be leaving the Miami program after his second season with the program.

According to a source within the Miami program, Golden is preparing to resign with three years remaining on his contract.

Isnt this interesting.....I knew it...no wonder herald keeps asking about his staus.....Al Golden is all about Al Golden....just ask his agent

Posted by: Jim Gallo

hey moron........he doesnt have 3 years left

the extension from last year takes his contract to 2020

i hate dumb people

AD job to Jimmy Johnson....he hires back butch davis or mark stoops from fsu as hc or todd bowles (ex-miami/eagles dc)...alot of avalible coaches next year....tremendous possibilities....mark d'nofrio...really, why?

Jim Gallo is a horses ass

Hey Gallo - I have no idea if Golden is leaving or not, and neither do you. I do know, however, that Golden has more than 3 years left on his contract. He re-negotiated last year. Either you or the writer are giving out bad information. Also, Golden has not made a mistake by self-imposing penalties. It's his only chance to survive this ordeal if he stays at UM for awhile.

its irrelevent how many years are left....a resignation is a resignation....dosent matter how many years are left....

Hey Gallo - I have no idea if Golden is leaving or not, and neither do you. I do know, however, that Golden has more than 3 years left on his contract. He re-negotiated last year. Either you or the writer are giving out bad information. Also, Golden has not made a mistake by self-imposing penalties. It's his only chance to survive this ordeal if he stays at UM for awhile.

Posted by: rboud

Golden had no say in self imposing......so even if you think its a mistake.....its not his mistake

stupid people should be executed

golden announces his resignation to the players after the duke game.....thats the way its gonna go down....

golden had final say so...your an idiot if you dont think so....what he did with second self imposing sanction is right with UM leaving OB....name me 1 reason why second sanction benefited UM and how?

no he didnt have the final say you idiot.......he had no say

christ you are a retard

find the nearest wood chipper and jump in head first

of course he did....the AD is an acting AD....no way he has any imput...shalala and him only.....if he insisted she would not challange him....all BS...like shalala is going to deny UM a fsu rematch and championship and a orange bowl appearance is golden insisted...your the retard dude or just too young and stupid....when you grow up youll understand how the real world works

Jim Gallo, look I'll tell you again how athletic administration works. Looks like you have no retention power. The final decision to to not go to a bowl, one that might be worth 2.5 million or more, is the decision of the the college president not a coach's decision you idiot. The president consults with the AD and the coach. The AD's counsel is the one the any college president would be most interested in. You just can't be that dense, can you.......yeah you are. BTW the decision to not go is the right one. The U is load with talent for the next few seasons/

Jim Gallo, oh and Jim you're the one that needs to understand how college athletic administration works. Grow up this isn't high school or JR High, and this is the real world. Get a clue.

jim gallo is a mongoloid retard

This is the kind of rant that discourage coaches, undermining their loyalty and methods. After you got caught once there is no space for error, either u do it right or not do it at all. Saban know this his players are terrifying of him and the alumni bow to him. If he fart they gladly smell it, we are questioning a coach who have in my humble opinion restore some of the hopes we had loss in the past 12 years to get the "swagger" back. He was brought in blind to this mess, if he is doing so bad why we see the team responding to his methods, players defending him and buying to his ways. If you guys want the Shannon days or worst tha Cocker days bring them back, but becareful what u guys are wishing for. Go Canes and hope Golden stay forever at south Miami....

Tis defense stinks and will continue to stink for all the years D'Onofrio is DC. He can't Coach!!! He coaches scared , Miami appears to be in a Prevent Defense all the time..

wrong....the statement from UM said that the decision did not come exclusively from president....take time to read jerk off.....a decision like that would never be made if the HC did not agree especially with a division championship and a potential orange bowl appearance (those are terrific optics for UM).....GOLDEN made the decision....the decision was HUGE mistake...just admit it. it dosent matter...he is resigning anyway....mission accomplished

now watch fsu beat fla....miami had another chance at fsu...wins then claims the state championship then on to fla sept 2013.....recruiting would NO PROBLEM....Golden is a f....king idiot.....snactions would have been totally neutralized......no parent will go for UM if theyh have full scholarships from fsu-fla-lsu-ala-nd etc....its a huge mistake that he now knows was wrong.....that put him over..he resigns...watch

what i dont understand is that the ultimate goal of UM is to win a national championship.....that will never happen with mark d'nofrio.....golden says he is not replacing him....so what does it matter if golden resigns....if you cant accomplish the gola with what you have...you have to make changes....how much more simple does it have to get?

wrong....the statement from UM said that the decision did not come exclusively from president....take time to read jerk off.....a decision like that would never be made if the HC did not agree especially with a division championship and a potential orange bowl appearance (those are terrific optics for UM).....GOLDEN made the decision....the decision was HUGE mistake...just admit it. it dosent matter...he is resigning anyway....mission accomplished

Posted by: Jim Gallo

wrong again retard

it was the admin with input from the lawyers

the HC was not involved at all

and when golden doesnt resign from coaching......please resign from breathing

hes gone.....its all over the internet now. i will tell you what...if he stays I will never blog here again...fair enought?

hes gone.....its all over the internet now. i will tell you what...if he stays I will never blog here again...fair enought?

Posted by: Jim Gallo

id prefer you just never breath again

Gallo.....c'com dude...GET A LIFE.....its great to see you have a great hard on for us. Your not a Cane fan.....your a troll. It pains you that we finished the year at 7-5 and above expectations. Your on here simply to stir the pot and no one cares. As a cane fan.....if Golden wants to leave....Bye bye. There are plenty of coaches out there that would be wiling to take over this program with the talent we have coming back. It's a NO brainier. My gut....Golden isn't going anywhere. Please be a man of your word and never post again should you be gone.

gallo sucks

i hope he gets a disease that rots out his ass

I absolutely will.....i am um 79 grad....miami high grad 75....I dont have a hard on at all....just I know that golden and co will never bring us to top 10 let alone win bcs.....it is a statistical impossibility....a 170/200 defensive rank cant go to top 10.....dnofrio will NEVER be any good....golden says he stays.....so it is only logical that golden leave UM.....i am sure his agent is putting the financial package together with other team....agree plenty of coaches out there....todd bowles-mark stoops-butch davis....tons, let go after all of them...I am on your side....

This university needs a complete overhaul and a new direction, if you are going to compete for championships year in and year out. You can start with the administration .Ask the question are you committed to all sports.What other school has 5 national titles and no football stadium. What about women's softball? Build it they will see it they will come.Re-build the orange bowl. Gators and Seminoles have there own stadium.What about Miami?

When I was 19 I was in the Korean conflict. 19 is not to young to have your head on straight. If you don't, you just might get it blown off. Believe me, I have seen it. GO CANES. Do the right things.

I absolutely will.....i am um 79 grad....miami high grad 75....I dont have a hard on at all....just I know that golden and co will never bring us to top 10 let alone win bcs.....it is a statistical impossibility....a 170/200 defensive rank cant go to top 10.....dnofrio will NEVER be any good....golden says he stays.....so it is only logical that golden leave UM.....i am sure his agent is putting the financial package together with other team....agree plenty of coaches out there....todd bowles-mark stoops-butch davis....tons, let go after all of them...I am on your side....

Posted by: Jim Gallo

his agent isnt putting anything together......because he isnt leaving.......you are a moron

face it folks our beloved team is simply mediocre. Thats it!! and guess what that is not acceptable ever at the U! They make stupid mistakes, they are a perpetually undisciplined, and underperforming team. This team has the talent to be a 10 win team every year. I don't know if it is the coaching, players, or administration but I know that we are not cutting the mustard. I am sick and tired of hearing about net year!! We are only losing one starer on the two deep Mcgee. Coaching is relevant Urban Meyer just took a team that went 7-5 and they went 12-0 with someone elses players. This needs to change and it needs to change now!!!!!

Jim Gallo - you are a moron of the highest order. I gladly accept the deal whereby if Golden does not leave that you never post here again.

Cane nation - I actually believe that Gallo is a UM grad, as unfortunate as that may seem. How did you make it through school dude? Seriously, your analytical ability and written communication skills are frighteningly bad. You also seem like a highly annoying person.

How does it make you feel that half the posters here hate you? If it were me, I'd be embarrassed, but you are so arrogant and stupid, that you probably just like the attention.

Jim Gallo,
If you are wrong about Golden, will you promise to never ever post on this site again?

Who cares if he leaves? Has he really done anything to really improve the on-field performance? Oh He beat USF twice- Randy left losing to them Look at what they did this year beat NCState- the only team they beat with a winning recored- even when they won some games like BC, Duke, the defense was atrocious. 35 2nd half points and 585 yrds given up to an unraked team without a winning record I don't see any progress this year- Oh yeah some buy into the line were" young" look wat TCU did to ranked Texas with a team just as loaded with Soph and FRs as we are.Tdays performance to me shows they hve not improved one bit on defense all year

If this kid was a scrub, Al would've let him go! He was our best LB this year, but if he is still not doing what is best for the team, then let him go!!!

who is Jim Gallo?

stpete: exactly.....how sickening is GT who lost 42-10 playing for the championship against fsu whos realing from the fla loss......shouldnt that be miami? then on to OB in home town....thats the best recruitng ever.....golden says he has something in place...wtf could that be? the top florida picks have already committed to fsu/fla....we have 3 or 2 depending on whether keith bryant stays....they have over 24.

notre dame starting defense:

freshman - 2
soph - 2
jr - 4
sr - 3

UM

fr - 1
soph - 4
jr - 5
sr - 1

not a whole lot of difference....so say BS to the young argument plus freshman QB. add to that 2 best goal line stance ever (stanford/usc) and you have a defense that carrys you to BCS

or

mark d'nofrio - 170/200 defense at 6000 yard (all time UM record) and a head coach that says he is not getting fired....no parent will let their kid come to UM vs lsu/fsu/ala/nd/fla or any other top 10 team....we will not recruit anyone, youll see.

here is perfect example...tcu beat #16 texas yesterday

defense:

fr - 3
sph - 4
jr - 3
sr - 1

a younger defensive team than UM.....your not even safe with 52 points....bloggers are in dream world if you think UM is going anywhere....

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