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Previewing Spring Practice for the Canes

With spring football practice set to begin Saturday (scrimmages are set for March 23rd at Traz Powell, April 5th in Naples and April 13th at Sun Life Stadium) here is a look at the top story lines at each position entering camp. (FYI, UM is expected to release a new spring depth chart in the coming days.)

OFFENSE
- Only five seniors who appeared on the two-deep were lost to graduation: running back Mike James, offensive tackle Ben Jones (one start), backup left guard Jeremy Lewis and receivers Kendal Thompkins and Davon Johnson

That hardly seems tough to replace, but the big transition here is coaching. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch (Jacksonville Jaguars) is gone along with receivers coach George McDonald (Syracuse) and running backs coach Terry Richardson (Jacksonville Jaguars). James Coley comes over from Florida State with only one year of play-calling experience to take over for Fisch as offensive coordinator. UM promoted Hurlie Brown to running backs coach and hired Larry Scott away from USF to coach tight ends after Brennan Carroll made the move over to receivers coach. UM ranked 37th in total yardage offense (25th in passing; 87th in rushing) and averaged 31.2 points per game in 2012 (49th out of 120 FBS schools).

QUARTERBACKS
Returning starter 
17 Stephen Morris (6-2, 214, Sr., Miami Monsignor Pace) 
Backup 
11 Ryan Williams (6-6, 223, Jr., Miramar High)
Redshirted/Reserves
13 Gray Crow (6-3, 222, R-Fr., Clearwater Countryside)
12 Preston Dewey (6-2, 208, R-Fr., Austin, Tex.)
19 David Thompson (6-2, 207, R-Fr., Miami Westminster Christian)
Fall arrival
Kevin Olsen (6-3, 196, Fr., Wayne Hills, N.J.)

> STORYLINE: There is no reason to be worried about the starting spot here as it looks like Morris and Coley are hitting it off. But it will be interesting to see who among the returning freshmen catches the eye of UM's new offensive coordinator. David Thompson will not be around because he's playing baseball, but Gray Crow and Preston Dewey will. With Kevin Olsen set to arrive in the fall and 2014 commitment Alin Edouard (Hialeah High) already handpicked by Coley the pressure will be on for Crow and Dewey to do something this spring. If they don't, don't be surprised if they end up elsewhere. 

RUNNING BACKS
Returning starters
 8 Duke Johnson (RB, 5-9, 188, So., Miami Norland) 
33 Maurice Hagens (FB, 5-11, 238, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech) 
Backups 
23 Eduardo Clements (5-9, 192, Sr., Miami Booker T. Washington) 
25 Dallas Crawford (5-10, 190, So., South Fort Myers) 
Redshirted/reserves 
32 Danny Dillard (6-2, 225, R-Fr., Venice) 
Walk-ons 
27 Jameson Labady (5-11, 215, Sr., North Miami) 
48 Brandon Yosha (6-0, 183, So., Carmel, Ind.) 
Fall arrivals
Augustus Edwards (6-1, 222, Fr., Staten Island, N.Y.)
Cornelius Elder (5-11, 170, Fr., Nashville, Tenn.)

> STORYLINE: Coming off a fantastic freshman season Johnson should look even bigger and better coming off off-season workouts. The concern here is who backs him up moving forward with Mike James gone. Clements (neck) has health concerns. Crawford carried the ball just six times for 23 yards last season. He will be given first shot and we also should get a good look at Dillard in camp. But those are just two names. Incoming freshmen Gus Edwards and Cornelius Elder won't arrive until the fall. But if Crawford and Dillard don't impress in the spring, Edwards and Elder may actually come in and compete for playing time right away. 

OFFENSIVE LINE
Returning starters
79 Malcolm Bunche (LT, 6-7, 323, R-Jr., Newark, Del.)
70 Jon Feliciano (LG, 6-5, 314, R-Jr., Davie Western)
62 Shane McDermott (C, 6-4, 296, Jr., Palm Beach Central)
65 Brandon Linder (RG, 6-6, 312, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
77 Seantrel Henderson (RT, 6-8, 340, Sr., St. Paul, Minn.)
Backups 
74 Ereck Flowers (LT/RT, 6-6, 314, So., Miami Norland)
63 Danny Isidora (RG, 6-4, 312, R-Fr., Weston Cypress Bay)
75 Jared Wheeler (C, 6-5, 312, Sr., Plantation American Heritage)
64 Hunter Wells (OL, 6-4, 300, So., Canton, Ill.)
Redshirted/reserves 
76 Taylor Gadbois (OL, 6-8, 310, R-Fr., Dallas, Ga.) 
Spring arrivals 
Hunter Knighton (6-5, 265, Fr., Pottstown, Penn.)
Sunny Odogwu (6-8, 311, Fr., Baltimore, Mary.) 
Fall arrivals
Alex Gall (6-5, 295, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio)

> STORYLINE: The huge bright spot entering camp and the season is the return of all five starters on the offensive line as well as four solid backups in Flowers, Isidora, Wheeler and Wells. Will any of those guys push for a starting spot? Flowers and Isidora probably could. The stories to follow this spring are newcomers Sunny Odogwu and Hunter Knighton. Golden is thrilled about both. They need to show they can be ready by 2014. 

TIGHT ENDS
Returning starters
46 Clive Walford (6-4, 248, Jr., Belle Glades Glades Central)
Reserves
82 Asante Cleveland (6-5, 260, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.)
Walk-ons
43 Sean Harvey (6-4, 260, Jr., Largo Indian Rocks, Fla.)
Position switch
95 Jake O'Donnell (DE, 6-6, 243, R-Fr., Doylestown, Penn.) 
Spring arrivals
Standish Dobard (6-4, 255, Fr., Belle Chasse, La.)
Beau Sandland (6-6, 255, Jr., Woodland Hills, Calif.)
Fall arrivals
Ryheem Lockley (6-4, 217, Fr., Middlesex, Va.)

> STORYLINE: Al Golden told our Barry Jackson earlier this month Dyron Dye and David Perry were being switched to defensive end. Why? Because he was bringing in two studs in Dobard and Sandland, considered the top JUCO tight end in the country. Both should look good alongside Walford (25 catches, 451 yards, 4 TDs) as pass-catching tight ends moving forward. 

RECEIVERS
Returning starters
4 Phillip Dorsett (5-9, 187, Jr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
1 Allen Hurns (6-3, 195, Sr., Miami Carol City)
80 Rashawn Scott (6-2, 202, Jr., Melbourne Central High)
86 Herb Waters (6-2, 185, So., Homestead)
Backups
9 Malcolm Lewis (6-0, 192, So., Miramar)
6 Robert Lockhart Jr. (6-1, 188, So., Delray Beach)
Redshirted/Reserves
81 Jontavious Carter (6-2, 203, R-Fr., Cordele, Ga.)
15 D'Mauri Jones (6-4, 190, R-Fr., Leesburg, Fla.)
Walk-ons
18 Chad Barnes (5-8, 170, R-Sr., Weston Cypress Bay)
37 Alex Irastorza (6-3, 190, Sr., Miami Columbus)
87 Garrett Kidd (6-2, 186, So., Midland, Mich.)
24 Joey McNeill (5-10, 172, Jr., Newton, Penn.)
24 Stephen Sweeney (5-11, 184, So., Ridgewood, N.J.)
Fall arrivals
Derrick Griffin (6-6, 215, Fr., Rosenberg, Tex.)
Stacy Coley (6-1, 175, Fr., Oakland Park Northeast)

> STORYLINES: Dorsett (58 catches, 842 yards, 4 TDs) proved to be the go-to target for most of the 2012 season and will once again enter camp as that guy. The players to watch will be Scott, who was suspended indefinitely after nine games and was having a stellar season (35 catches, 512 yards, 3 TDs) before that and Lewis, who of course was having a great freshman season before dislocating his left ankle and fracturing his fibula. Lewis, I'm told, will not participate in team drills during the spring but will be around.

DEFENSE
-- There are only three seniors from the two-deep that are gone: starting cornerback Brandon McGee, backup defensive tackle Darius Smith and backup safety Vaughn Telemaque. But there were other losses. Cornerback Thomas Finnie was booted off the team after being involved in a laptop theft on campus, third-leading tackler Gionni Paul was booted from the team, and fourth-leading tackler and talented outside linebacker Eddie Johnson remains suspended indefinitely.

The Hurricanes had a horrific season in 2012 on defense statistically, ranking 116th in total yardage, 112th against the run, 102nd in pass defense and 82nd in scoring defense (30.5 ppg). They also produced just 13 sacks in 12 games. The good? UM produced 22 turnovers on defense -- 11 INTs and 11 fumbles.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Returning starters
71 Anthony Chickillo (DE, 6-4, 265, Jr., Tampa Alonso)
91 Olsen Pierre (DT, 6-4, 296, Jr., Rahway, N.J.)
96 Curtis Porter (DT, 6-1, 308, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.)
51 Shayon Green (DE, 6-3, 260, Sr., Tifton, Ga.)
Backups
94 Kelvin Cain (DE, 6-3, 245, Sr., Clovis, Calif.)
99 Jelani Hamilton (DE, 6-5, 271, So., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
17 Tyriq McCord (DE, 6-3, 236, So., Tampa Jefferson)
92 Jalen Grimble (DL, 6-2, 292, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.)
66 Dequan Ivery (DT, 6-1, 303, So., Lake City, Fla.)
67 Corey King (DT, 6-1, 292, So., West Boca Raton)
72 Earl Moore (DT, 6-1, 300, So., Tampa Hillsborough)
93 Luther Robinson (DT, 6-3, 290, Sr., Fort Pierce Westwood)
90 Ricardo Williams (DE, 6-5, 251, So., Homestead)
Redshirted/reserves
87 Jacoby Briscoe (DT, 6-5, 312, R-Fr., Lafayette, La.)
97 Dwayne Hoilett (DE, 6-3, 247, R-Fr., Vero Beach)
Position switch
49 Dyron Dye (6-5, 258, R-Sr., Sanford Seminole, Fla.) 
85 David Perry (6-7, 265, Jr., University School) 
Fall arrivals
Al-Quadin Muhammad (6-4, 225, Fr., Ramsey, N.J.)
Ufomba Kamalu (6-5, 280, Jr., Butler Community College, Kan.)

> STORYLINE: UM's run defense was a complete joke for most of the season -- surrendering 217.92 yards per game. But over the final three games, the Canes allowed an average of just 137 (that would have ranked 32nd as a season average). The common denominator? A healthy Porter at defensive tackle. He played in just four games last season, starting the final three alongside Pierre. Porter has played in just 15 games over his four years at Miami. Aside from him, it will be interesting to see how Chickillo (team-leading four sacks) bounces back from an average sophomore season. Will he get pass rushing help from any of the sophomores or redshirt freshmen? McCord produced 3.5 sacks last season. Believe it or not, he and Cain (1 sack) were the only other defensive ends to sack the quarterback. Dye and Perry move over from tight end and will attempt to become pass-rushers themselves.

LINEBACKERS
Returning starters
59 Jimmy Gaines (6-3, 232, Sr., Getzville, N.Y.)
34 Thurston Armbrister (6-3, 222, Jr., Hollywood Hills)
52 Denzel Perryman (6-0, 230, Jr., Coral Gables)
Backups
31 Tyrone Cornileus (6-2, 215, Sr., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
56 Raphael Kirby (6-0, 223, So., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
58 Gabe Terry (6-3, 215, So., Palm Beach Central)
Redshirted/reserves
54 JaWand Blue (6-0, 210, R-Fr., West Boca Raton)
Suspended indefinitely
44 Eddie Johnson (6-1, 234, R-So., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Walk-ons
47 Akil Craig (6-1, 226, R-Sr., Tampa Jesuit)
57 Nantambu Fentress (5-9, 205, Jr., Nashville, Tenn.)
Spring arrivals
Alex Figueroa (6-3, 225, Fr., Stafford, Va.)
Fall arrivals
Jermaine Grace (6-1, 196, Fr., Miramar)
Devante Bond, 6-3, 230, Jr., Sierra Community College, Calif.)

> STORYLINE:  Losing Eddie Johnson could hurt the Canes immensely despite the return of a couple of other veterans. Gaines, Kirby and Perryman are all coming off injury-plagued seasons. It will be interesting to see what they can do when fully healthy and recovered and coming of a good off-season. The new arrival -- Figueroa -- has a chance to put himself in position to compete for playing time. It will be interesting to see just how much talent he has along with Blue and Terry.

SECONDARY
Returning starters
2 Deon Bush (S, 6-1, 195, So. Miami Columbus)
37 Ladarius Gunter (CB, 6-2, 196, Jr., Montgomery, Ala.)
30 AJ Highsmith (S, 6-0, 208, Sr., Missouri City, Texas)
29 Rayshawn Jenkins (S, 6-1, 203, So., St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut)
22 Kacy Rodgers II (CB/S, 6-2, 212, Sr., Southlake, Texas)
Backups

21 Antonio Crawford (CB, 5-11, 188, So., Tampa Plant)
3 Tracy Howard (CB, 5-11, 185, So., Miramar High)
Redshirted/reserves
35 Nate Dortch (CB, 5-11, 175, R-Fr., South Fort Myers)
11 Larry Hope (CB, 6-0, 183, R-Fr., Miami American)
Walk-ons
38 Jordan Tolson (6-1, 192, Jr., Inglewood, Calif.)
Fall arrivals
Jamal Carter (6-1, 175, Fr., Miami Southridge)
Artie Burns (6-0, 183, Fr., Miami Northwestern)
Ray Lewis III (5-10, 192, Fr., Lake Mary Prep) 

> STORYLINE: The cornerback position has just one proven starter back in Gunter, but plenty of talent and potential with Howard and Crawford coming back after playing a lot as freshmen. That trio will be interesting to watch throughout camp along with the progress of Dortch and Hope, who were both redshirted last season. The safety position appears to be in much better hands in terms of experience. Can Jenkins and Bush push Highsmith and Rodgers out of the starting lineup for good? Strong reinforcements will arrive in the fall in terms of Carter, Burns and Lewis III. 

SPECIAL TEAMS
18 Matt Goudis (K, 6-0, 172, So., West Hills, Calif.)
Walk-ons
46 Ricky Perez (K, 5-8, 182, So., Miami Krop)
88 Zach Costa (K/P, 6-2, 209, So., Hillsdale, N.J.)
88 Ronald Regula (LS/TE, 6-2, 225, Jr., Miami Palmetto)
27 Ricky Carroll (P, 6-3, 185, Sr., Mission Viejo, Calif.)

> STORYLINES: You can't underestimate the losses of kicker Jake Wieclaw and punter Dalton Botts. Both were among the best in the ACC at their respective positions. Now Goudis, who participated in just three kickoffs, is the likely front-runner to handle both of those duties.

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I have mentioned this but Tom Luginbill on recruiting nation show on espn U , Post Signing Day show when he praised miami for having a top 15 class on only 14 kids(5 early enrolles), 19 total. Exact words were Miami has just brought in , in my 15 years of doing recruiting, the best group of Tight Ends in 1 class ever. EVER..
JUCO #1 TE Sandland
#1 TE/HB in High School Derrick Griffin
Espn 150 Tight End Standish Dobard.
2 High School All Americans, and Juco All American...

With Morris's Cannon, Duke in the backfield with 2 Studs backing him up, 3 new TE's added to Clive Walford, and those loaded Wide Receivers with Stacey coley goin deep, PICK YOUR POISON GALLO..

Gonna lead the country in scoring

Hey Gallo
#1 - Read what Ga Cane just said, it hits the spot very well.

#2 - Don't talk about what u don't know, I WAS around back in the day and know more about the U "pre-dynasty" than you. I was at the OB when Jim Kelly and Canes took down #1 Penn State on ABC in 81. I was also part of the crowd at US1 stopping the traffic after our Nat'l Championship win vs Nebraska.
Want old school names? Mark Rush, Albert Bentley, Stanley Shakespear(RIP), Larry Brodsky, Danny Miller, Smoky Roan, Tony Fitzpatrick, Juan Comendeiro, Chickillo Sr., etc..

That's why I know you and Sileo are underestimating the Canes, dude, don't get lost when the season starts and were surprising everyone like our B-Ball team

Yo Cane trash

Yo chUmps and loosers listen up
In a spirit of bi partisanship and good will to my fellow man or clUck let me give kudos and thanks where due

Yo thanks go out to dom the dUmb clUck
U have provided us with much ammunition and material to make fun of U
And the good times keep on rolling, hope U stay delUsional and ignorant for the rest of the season

Same goes for just the made up facts and other assorted scUMbags that post regularly
Although no one comes close to dom the dUmb clUck

Kudos to those who come here and make fun of all the delUsional clUcks, some of U have so much originality and wit U make me jealous

Yo I will miss the fun at the park but will be at ZooMiami this weekend to experience the African Adventure your Holy Golden has been partaking in for the past few weeks.
Maybe they will open a cane pavillion at the zoo or some type of exhibit. The ibis and the lion.
Maybe a film to go with that DVD, but I digress..........

Yo U still got no defense fools
Hope Ur offense doesn't stall with all the new coaches and the 7 TE set
What about special teams, no punter, no kicker, no problem. Just go for it.

Tarp almost sold out

LOOSERS!! LOOSERS!!

Marios, totally totally agree. The past 3-4-5 years we knew the team was down and rebuilding. But this team does not have a weakness on offense, easily deeper than Alabama or any team now that we added these 2 top backs Elder and Edwards, and the 3 top ranked Tight Ends, and the #1 Wr in FL to an already deep wr group.

2. These idiots that dont follow the canes look at the D #s and dont ask why. Well, when your a young rebuildin team, and your top DT's are out, all your LBS are out for most of sesaon, ray ray kicked off team, and freshman DB's played most of time along with 3rd string lB's...........D is loaded also, and Go look at Mannys post above, when we got our DT and people back, the last 4 games would have had us ranked in the 30's.

If we get a top 30 defense with this offense, U are looking at 10-2,11-1 ,12-0........... Miami is where Notre Dame was last year.........they lost 4-5 games in 2011, but had a loaded roster about to take off. There offense sux compared to ours...

GALLO, CALVIN, TRASH WIN WHEN YOU RESPOND TO THEIR POSTS.

they try for "most number of stupid anti-Cane posts a day" award.

Because they are trolls. And thats what trolls do.

Rest of the season.

Because it doesn't matter what happens when UF plays Miami.

UF only plays Miami once every five years. You don't spend your life researching Miami and trolling on message boards because you're a UF fan.

You do it because you have deep seeded psychological problems and no life.

Ok, i guess me an gallo just made this up, so somebody wants to try and keep saying our defense got better as the year went on, ok, let's see:

Boston college:
Total yards= 537
passing yards= 441
rushing yards= 96
scored= 32points

duke:
Total yards= 583
passing yards= 432
rushing yards= 151
scored= 45

Forgve me and gallo for overlooking the progess, i see it now, it's crystal clear, we went from giving up 441 passing yards in the 1st game, down to 432passing yards in the last game, a 9 yard difference, again forgive us for that oversight.

It's spring ball now...don't care about last year.

Durand Scott was held out of the UM starting lineup for showing up late to shootaround, but he entered the game at the five-minute mark and finished with nine points and three assists in 30 minutes.
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This is how a smart & wise coach disciplines his players, something goldie might want to take note of. You don't help players or change them by usingthe old, "we'll kick you off the team trick" with a player like eddie johnson, you let him sit out the first quarter, play em in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, than sit em out the 4th quarter, he'll start to get the message as far as what's more important to him, but if he doesn't care for a coach like oach OH-NO, than in a way, you doing him a favor kicking em off the team.

Where's all that luv goldie talked about he'll give the players before he even coached a game, oh i get it, they'll only try and show that to the players that they think are showing it to them, lol. ej44 is from the ATL, he could careless about the OH-NO type.

I like how goldie was trying to defend hisself though by naming how many of the players Moms support him, but goldie didn't name not one Father, that says a lot, of course it's easy to get women to support you, you can tell by the slurpfest of goldie on this blog how many women post here, but to get real Men to support, you gotta have real action and us being 117th in the country only to keep hearing goldie talking about, "we'll get it fixed" "that's my job to fix it" this and that, go head with all that, plus the fella's understand what kind & type of discipline is needed, none of this sissy always kicking em off the team crap.

Free ej44, but of course, we don't want a defense round here no more these days. The main plan for goldie is to see if they got somebody who can come in and replace ej44 this year, they'll find out real quick for the type of defensive scheme they're trying to play, you need a guy like ej44 on the team, otherwise, we'll have to see em again at BETHUNE COOKMAN with thomas finnie and probably gionni paul, here's to him landing somewhere good as well.

They looking for a bunch of "yes men" type recruits, as soon as goldie realizes whch individual defensive players have their own mind, they keep trying to divide and conquer for this soory asprin clown 117th!

I smell what Golden's cooking and i'm loving it!!!!

What people need to understand is that I can't stand whitey!

Good point Calvin. Golden didn't mention players "fathers and that says a lot". Do you even read the crap you write?

You are one "special" window licker!

Durand Scott was held out of the UM starting lineup for showing up late to shootaround, but he entered the game at the five-minute mark and finished with nine points and three assists in 30 minutes.
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Calvin said: "This is how a smart & wise coach disciplines his players, something goldie might want to take note of."
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Calvin-

Did Durand steal a computer? Did he violate NCCA rules after being previously suspended for NCAA rules violations? Was he an accomplice to a crime?

The answer is no! He was a couple of minutes late to a practice. Had he done any of the above he would have been kicked off the team by Coach 'L', just like Coach Golden has done with kids who did in fact commit those acts and more.

As Coach 'L' and Coach 'G' know and you don't know, without discipline that has teeth you have no team.

Your cheap shots aimed at Al Golden are tiresome, ignorant and wrong, not to mention mind numbingly redundant.

Calvin..left something out


Boston college:
Total yards= 537
passing yards= 441
rushing yards= 96
scored= 32points

duke:
Total yards= 583
passing yards= 432
rushing yards= 151
scored= 45

BC 2-10
Duke 6-7

#117 defensive yards......all time cane record

fire al golden....hire butch davis...he will hire a better DC...there is no risk to UM...all upside...first of all locals will want to come to UM....right now the area coaches are telling kids to go somewhere else....why should the fans endure all this pain?

THANK GOD FOR LEGIT CANES FANS

Or else this blog would be over run with Gallo and Calvin's retardedness

everyone of your top tier recruits decommitted....rthat has never happed at UM

alex collins
denver kirkland
terrell brooks
matthew thomas
jaynard bostwick
keith bryant

"There's going to be a lot of people who didn't stand with us who are going to be remembered for not standing with us," Golden said. "'I Stand With The U' means this is tough right now. This is about as tough as it gets in our business. We've got a bunch of coaches and players that are digging in and rather than running are going to fight their way out of it. Now do you stand with us or not? And that is the truth. That is the truth. From my heart, that is the truth."

you think area coaches like him?..they hate him...also mario...your full of sh...t, you never was at any cane games in the 80's.....there was no parade down US1...its was in biscayne blvd....and the OB game in 81 was blacked out, so you could have seen it on ABC like you said you did.....good try, lol

Reposted to refute more Gallo lies:

Gallo posted: "UM's Al Golden lost all UM's top tier recruits"

You're lying again, as earlier on this thread you said it was Miami's 2013 schedule that caused Collins to sign with Arkansas over the Canes.

Didn't your parents tell you to always tell the truth, because, as you've proven time and again, you can never keep up with all the lies?


With these guys, next we'll be hearing how this guy corn elder is going to be the next great runningback at UM at 160lbs.

Eddie Johnson has already been held out of games and it didn't work. How can Golden trust a kid who can't discipline himself?

WE CAN BASH GALLO AND CALVIN ALL WE WANT BUT UNTIL THIS TEAM PLAYS BETTER DEFENSE AND WINS 10 GAMES I'M SORRY BUT THEY HAVE A POINT. I DISAGREE WITH A LOT BUT C'MON MAN THE WORST DEFENSE IN CANE HISTORY, LOSING RECRUITS,AND NOT HOLDING YOUR WEAKEST COACHING LINK ACCOUNTABLE(DUNNO& FRANKLIN)BUT LET A YOUNG KID MAKE A MISTAKE AND HE'S OFF THE TEAM ? WTF! DISCIPLINE? YES I HAVE NO PROBLEM BUT WHAT ABOUT ACCOUNTABILITY OF YOUR STAFF TO FIX PROBLEMS FROM GAME 1 TO GAME 12? IF A PLAYER SCREWS UP HE SHOULD FACE THE PUNISHMENT BASED ON THE CRIME BUT C'MON THERE IS NO WAY THE DEFENSIVE STAFF SHOULD GET A PASS BASED ON LAST YEAR'S PERFORMANCE! BULL...T! THIS IS WHY SOME QUESTION GOLDEN'S EXCUSES! WELL THE EXCUSES ARE OVER AND THE SCHEDULE IS THERE FOR THE TAKING SO IF THE TEAM DOES NOT WIN AT LEAST 10 GAMES THEN WHAT?ARE WE GONNA HAVE ANOTHER REASON TO DEFEND COACH GOLDEN ESPECIALLY IF THE TWO STOOGES ARE STILL THERE FOR 2014. I STILL BELIEVE IF GOLDEN GOES 8-4 HE BOLTS TO THE FIRST THING AVAILABLE! THEN WHO'S RIGHT? GALLO /CALVIN? LET'S PRAY THAT DOES NOT BE THE CASE!! GO CANES 2013 ACC CHAMPS.

Eddie Johnson is back on the roster. Maybe he had time to reflect on his actions over the off-season. Remember these are still kids. People can change in college.

TK yes they have a point, a point that WE ALL F-U-U-UK-I-N-G already know. Instead of posting it and moving on, they BOTH post the SAME BS EVERY single day, and have NOTHING else to say, so that tells me they BOTH have ADD or Torette's or something along those lines, and are jsut broker records.

WE all know how bad our D was last year, but WE also know that there are MANY positives for next season. The youngsters will be older, and you thinkthey want to be known as the worst Cane D in history? I think not.

We have the makings of a great team next season, and that's what we need to focus on, not the what if's and should have's.

By the way as far as your NON-STOP stat quoting Gallo, let me quote one of the greatest coaches of all time ' Stats are for losers and Asst Coaches and YOU aint not Asst. Coach'. From the Bear. NUff said.

Oop's meant (aint no) sorry all.

gallo, i guess if somebody keeps repeating all the perceived positives on this board they don't have add or torette's, but since we point out the facts these ladies keep getting offended because they don't like nobody pointing out the goldie inconsistencies.

If nobody else is going to hold goldie accountable, we will, he won't esacpe us, and after this last recruiting debacle, he hasn't escaped several highschool football coaches either, they'll be sure to hold him accountable, you not gone come down here and say one thing than turn round and do another like it's okay.

tk swan said it, goldie trying to hold the players more accountable than he does his boy clown 117th, who wants to hear those excuses when 99% of the defensive problems were "self inflicted" by goldie and the clown 117th.

Matter of fact, in light of hearing and reading how soft next year's schedule(cause i don't look aat the schedule, i go from week to week, makes it funner for me) is(thanks to scared man goldie), i'm lowering my my previous assesment of where the defense should be ranked come next year in all categories. At first i said we should be in the top 45 in pretty much every major defensive category and i was being leniet than, but now, i'm going to say we need to be in the top 35 in every major defensive category in order for me to be quiet about oach OH-NO and his non-defensive calling ability.

And also, coach goldie not exempt either, he's the one who taught his boy and keeps signing off on that sissy scheme, let's line up 10 yards off the receiver, and than right before the ball is snapped, let's start back pedaling even farther away like we're going up against all world receivers. Than our run defense should be near the top come next year since they've been claiming for over 2 years now the reason we don't play alot of man so our db's backs won't be turned in case a run breaks, a few on this staff can't GTFOH fast enuff for me.


This is a blog and everyone has their own opinions. How can a real cane fan and accept all these excuses. We would not have anything to say if we were playing the right way and winnin and losing the right way. What a lot I so called fans want to come on here an no this team has real coaching problems an turn a blind eye and make a dumb a@@ comment like he has Randy's old players and blame everything on randy. That is why we do this in this blog. Goldy doesn't hold his boy toy accountable, the majority of fans don't hold him accountable the would rather blame it on sanctions or randy. If the fans came on here and called it liked they see it then you wouldn't have to worry about it being negative.

Does Gallo Remember those Dade County Kid's from Louisville who obliterated an over rated and over hyped Florida Team ?

Man, never worry about these cry babies in here, they can either talk football or keep riding our sacs, i could careless, it's not like me and gallo are making up what we've been saying about goldie and his crew. Bottom line, start playing defense and winning games like we should and are use to and earn his right to be the headcoach at UM, than we'll support him, right now, he's an outsider trying to find his way, until than, he's going to get blasted for being in a shoot-out with duke.

52 points and you still barely hanging on in the 4th quarter. The sooner we get rid of the 2 "cherish to love" NON-defensive coaches the better off we'll be!

On the recruiting star rating...

Ed Reed was 2 star.

Do anyone know what time the canes pratice tomorrow at dade college

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