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Golden letting the good times roll this spring for Canes because team has showed maturity

They filmed their own Harlem Shake video and have spent all spring bobbing their heads to music throughout practice.

Thursday morning the fun continued for the Miami Hurricanes as coach Al Golden ended practice by having his offensive and defensive linemen line up and try to catch a simulated punt from a jugs machine.

After 10 embarrassing and rip-roaring moments of laughter, defensive lineman Luther Robinson saved the team from sprints with a bobbling catch and a 50-yard dash and dive into the end zone with a happy team chasing him from behind.

"We capture that film now, hold it until the perfect time to show them," Golden said with a smile. "All those guys who think they're great athletes, AAU basketball players, the truth is revealed."

As tough as the past two years have been with an NCAA investigation hanging over the program's head and players getting themselves suspended with off-the-field issues, Golden said he's allowed the team to cut loose a little this spring because they've earned it.

"This is a very mature team," Golden said. "Every year is different. These guys go to work and they make it fun. They make it fun because they're where they need to be. There's not a lot of list guys. They got a purpose and a focus about them. When you have that you can really enjoy the journey."

Tight end Beau Sandland, one of the Hurricanes' most prized new additions, said he's been blown away by how much fun Golden and his staff have had this spring -- while also getting the important work done they need to get done.

"I'm so happy I'm here right now," Sandland said. "Coach Golden's been in our shoes. He played tight end, played in the league. He knows how tough it is. The vast majority of teams aren't going to have a three-day weekend on Easter and a barbeque. You saw there at the end we were supposed to run and he gave us every opportunity at the end to not make us run. It's definitely exciting to have a real close-knit team."

Part of that closeness, Golden pointed out, is built by having the team's out-of-state players like Sandland spend Easter weekend with their Florida-native teammates. Inside the team's locker room, Sandland said, is a list dubbed: "No Player Left Behind."

"Our parents are great," Golden said. "Kacy Rodgers' mom and Duke Johnson's mom cooked for players last Thanksgiving. Parents step up and say bring so-and-so over and will cook for them and spend the weekend and it's fun."

> Hundreds of local recruits and coaches attended Thursday's practice and were treated to a barbecue with the team afterward.

"It's great," Golden said. "What can be more revealing, an honest look at your program than having them watch you coach, interact with the players? We must have had 400, 500 people out here today including coaches, family."

THIS AND THAT

> Golden said Ryan Williams is continuing to fight off redshirt freshman Gray Crow for the backup quarterback job behind Stephen Morris. Williams has shown better arm strength and speed in the pocket.

"Stephen needs to understand his competition is not necessarily here" Golden said. "He's competition might be at Texas or USC. He has to understand if he wants to be the best he has to compete against the best in college football."

> Golden said the areas of improvement he wants to see in the team's next scrimmage a week from Friday in Naples is "goal-line offense and short-yard offense."

"We didn't finish drives as well as we needed to," he said. "Our tackling needs to improve dramatically on defense. I thought we did a much better job on defense of eliminating the explosive plays. But we didn't get the ball down the field enough on offense either."

> Golden said the biggest surprise of the spring at tight end has been redshirt freshman Jake O'Donnell.

"Now you're talking about five guys competing for playing time," Golden said. "It's raised Clive [Walford's] game. It's raised Asante [Cleveland's] game. I said last week Asante is having as good a spring as anybody. It gives us a chance to go with two tight ends on the field or in Clive's case deploy him, flex him out and get him the football more than we have the last two years."

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Randy Shannon's first year......he was left with NOBODY...in addition to a OC/DC that was their first year EVER.....

OFFENSE Returning Starters: 7

QB 3 Kyle Wright Sr. 6-4 220 OR
7 Kirby Freeman Jr. 6-3 215
16 Matt Perrelli Jr. 6-3 232

RB 5 Javarris James Soph. 6-0 210
2 Graig Cooper Fr. 6-0 195
34 Charlie Jones Sr. 5-10 218

FB 41 Jerrell Mabry Soph. 6-1 266
42 Gabriel Diaz Sr. 6-0 214

WR 9 Lance Leggett Sr. 6-3 188
83 Sam Shields Soph. 6-0 177

WR 8 Darnell Jenkins Sr. 5-10 190
13 Ryan Hill Soph. 5-11 188
87 Khalil Jones Jr. 6-2 218

TE 11 DajLeon Farr Jr. 6-5 248
88 Chris Zellner Jr. 6-2 238

LT 64 Jason Fox Soph. 6-6 265
79 Chris Barney Soph. 6-5 340

LG 72 Andrew Bain Sr. 6-3 330
67 Tyrone Byrd Jr. 6-5 295

C 70 A.J. Trump Soph. 6-3 294
65 Matt Pipho Soph. 6-7 290

RG 71 Derrick Morse Sr. 6-4 326
76 Chris Rutledge Jr. 6-5 325

RT 77 Reggie Youngblood Jr. 6-5 305
73 Cyrim Wimbs Sr. 6-3 335

DEFENSE Returning Starters: 9

RE 81 Calais Campbell Jr. 6-8 282
47 Vegas Franklin Sr. 6-3 255

RT 54 Teraz McCray Sr. 6-1 300
92 Josh Holmes RFr. 6-2 270

LT 96 Antonio Dixon Jr. 6-3 335
93 Dwayne Hendricks Jr. 6-4 280

LE 94 Eric Moncur Jr. 6-2 260
49 Courtney Harris Soph. 6-3 260

SLB 44 Colin McCarthy Soph. 6-3 222
52 Tavares Gooden Sr. 6-2 238

MLB 50 Darryl Sharpton Soph. 5-11 227
51 Romeo Davis Sr. 6-3 229

WLB 55 Glenn Cook Sr. 6-0 215
48 Spencer Adkins Jr. 5-11 233

CB 4 Glenn Sharpe Sr. 6-0 187
24 Chavez Grant Soph. 5-11 174

S 1 Kenny Phillips Jr. 6-2 202
28 Willie Cooper Sr. 6-1 211

S 35 Lovon Ponder Jr. 6-0 207
28 Willie Cooper Sr. 6-1 211

CB 6 Randy Phillips Jr. 6-0 195
22 Bruce Johnson Jr. 5-11 177

SPECIALISTS
PK/P 25 Matt Bosher RFr. 6-0 170
17 Daren Daly Jr. 6-1 173

al golden is completely full of s...hit

Their is nothing racist about the truth. You are a racist if you pretend it doesn't happen in sports at all levels. But racism swings both ways. Randy Shannon's situation isn't racism. Its the unwritten code of conduct. From Ty Willingham Notre Dame to Randy Shannon Univ of Mia.

Gallo attacking Coach Golden again after being fresh off of calling the kids on our basketball team quitters.

You remember--the same Gallo who was extolling the virtues of Canes basketball when they were on the big winning streak and the instant they lost to Marquette he accuses our great players of quitting.

As a reminder, please re-read Manny's article on this very thread where he shreds and refutes all of Lady Gallo and Mrs. Calvina's lies and attacks on Coach Golden.


After the cowardly Gators destroyed the quality of the Elite 8, today the NCAA passed a bill that states the 2013 season will not be called the Elite 8, but the Elite 7 and any mention of the cowardly Gators will be expunged from all records.

NCAA president, Mark Emmert said that it was clear to him that after the damage the cowardly Gators did to the validity of this year's Sugar Bowl after being demolished by Louisville and the College World Series after being humiliated by the MAC Conference's Kent State and now being rump thumped by Miiiiichigan he knew he must act quickly to protect the reputation of the NCAA Tournament .

Many are saying that finally Emmert finally got something right.

Emmert also commented that it is clear that the cowardly Gators screw around with their weak and pathetic athletic schedules, which allows them to qualify for these various games only to get blown-out as they clearly don't belong.

Posted by: GATOR TRASH

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The above post concerning Gallo's team, the Florida Gators, is what triggered his latest rant and attack of Coach Golden.

Oh please U are so full of Shyt it isn't funny. Shannon sucked just as bad as Willingham and it had nothing to do with their skin color. If anything Shannon's skin color got him the HC job to begin with. Can U just imagine the public b.s that would have come had SHannon not been offered the job following the firing of Coker. Willingham sucked and screwed up not one but two programs before he was finally canned off. Those two guys didn't get canned because of their race and both were given more than fair opportunities, they got fired because they both suck and are terrible coaches. I really didn't figure Shalaber and the board had the balls to fire Shannon after year 4 but thank U god they did because I can only imagine the mess he could have created had he stayed here another year.

Only a racist or good ol boy couldn't see the miss deeds that went on here at the U. When Tyrone was fired at ND. They hired the Messiah Charlie Weiss were they better off or did they digress. The U fired Randy Shannon. Hired the coach of coaches, second coming of football Jesus. Now are they a better program.Facing NCAA infraction ,Most points and yards giving up in a season in the U history. Revolving door of recruits. Only Mc Donald's has more turnover. Another Charlie Wies or will he be Golden. The jury still out..Wish Golden well

Actually YES Notre Dame was better off and Miami damn sure is much better off with Golden. U see only a racist black panther wanna be couldn't see that we are better off, hence an ACC coastal division title in 2012. Jealous much? It has nothing to do with skin color or race, it has everything to do with Golden's ability to excite a fan base, improve player development and team development and the basic fact that the man is a thousand times better coach than SHannon was. Shannon is best off doing what he is doing now, which is coaching LB's, which incidently is the main reason why no body and I mean nobody wants him as either a HC or a DC.

GAllo posted one of his obsessive compulsive lists trying to prove his "point" that Shannon was left with no one- on that roster I see the likes of Colin McCarthy, Calais Campbell, Tavares Gooden, Randy Phillips, Javarris James, Darryl Sharpton, Bruce Johnson... All NFLers!!!!!
in addition to players who could have been developed better in Kyle Wright, Charlie Jones and Sam Shields.

Bottom line is saying Shannon can be the head coach of a top program like Miami s like saying a cessna pilot can fly a space shuttle.

No, Gallo--- YOU are full of sh---t. everyone here knows it and the more youpost the more you prove that we are right- same with dumbsh+t Calvin

Advancing to the Elite 8 is better than losing in the Sweet 16.
Getting to the Elite 8 multiple times, getting to the Final 4, playing in the championship game and winning 2 ships is much better than making it to the Sweet 16 once in your life.
Much much better.
You poor souls sound so inmature and ignorant when you post your Gator hate.
You have nothing to say to a Gator fan about basketball. Nothing.
You are on the same level as FGCU, actually one step below them, they beat you this year, your one and only year of note.
As far as your comical discussion so far the fact is that Jacory was a terrible QB. He was surrounded by NFL talent and did nothing with it, nothing but losing the big games.
The jury is still out on Golden, he better win at least 10 games this year just because of the schedule. Let's see how he does when he finally plays a bowl game.
Shane Larkin will probably turn pro, even if he stays, your team will not be able to duplicate what it did this season.
Just a few facts and educated opinions for you to ponder.

false truth:

The problem with your L-O-S-E-R mentality, is that you fail to admit the truth about this blog and Flori-duh fans ingeneral:

You panzies always act like you are "the chosen ones" in athletics. You call yourselves things like title town, the mighty gators, dynasty U, etc etc. You are very obnoxious fans. Nasty rednks (especially in the swamp), and you whine about UM fans being nasty. Well if the shoe fits- Fans in the SEC all over know how obnoxious you all are and despise you as much as we do. Thats another thing you all come here blabebring about the SEC. Like that matters anything.

I do agree what you say about jacorry.

Same goes for Tebow- surrounded by NFL talent. He did do a lot but the NFL has exposed his fraud- he aint no QB.

No "false truth" here, do not make up oxy moronic phrases.
What is a loser mentality? When you realize your team hasn't won anything in a long long time?
Or do you have a loser reality but a deluded mentality, where your team is a loser but you act and speak as if you were still any good.
I would say you are the latter.
It seems that you are the nasty, obnoxious one with all the name calling and rage.
You claim to know the minds of fans all over the SEC and use that false claim as support for your deluded claims and then turn around and say the SEC doesn't matter. All in the same sentence. Very twisted logic. No logic at all, just more delusion and non sense.
Of course you agree with me about Jacory, you have just a shred of sanity left.
Of course the Tebow comparison is ludicrous. Tebow won big in college. He was a #1 NFL draft pick. He had a winning record and won a playoff game in his only season as an NFL starter. Jacory can only dream about any of these accomplishments.
NFL hasn't exposed anything and there is no fraud.
A rational fellow would say Tebow has not had a chance to continue his NFL career as a QB. When he was given a chance in Denver he won. That is a fact. He has not been given a chance again.
Learn to have a civil discussion cane fan. Stop making up silly names and phrases that don't mean a thing. Don't let your hate and ignorance blind you to the facts. Rise above.

THE TROLL MUST GO!!! If this team does not go at least 10-2 in regular season, the U should drop football. The ACC is cupcake, exept for FSU and the non-confeence games are extra cupcake exept for the GATORS. Since the TROLL has been at the U, the football program has declined. We all know that she hates football. THE TROLL MUST GO!!!

:He was a #1 NFL draft pick. He had a winning record and won a playoff game in his only season as an NFL starter. Jacory can only dream about any of these accomplishments.
NFL hasn't exposed anything and there is no fraud.
A rational fellow would say Tebow has not had a chance to continue his NFL career as a QB. When he was given a chance in Denver he won. That is a fact. He has not been given a chance again."

Excuse me, dope, but TEblow was not a #1 pick. He was picked in the first round; big difference.

Second, are you at all of the practices day in and day out watching his performance? Do you think the coaches know a bit more about him than you? Or do you think it is a conspiracy and that the coaches would rather lose games than play him?

You are an apologist and a typical Gatr coward. Go read what Bielema said about the SEC. Then realize your school is located in a trailerpark and you have been blasted on national TV.

HA HA HA HA HAHA.

So 90% of the NFL coaches and GMS are wrong about Teblown? a genius? THERE> You proved my point about your loser mentality. That gator mentality. That delusional, schizophrenic, self-aggrandizing fantasy world you all live in. Yes, having grown up in so fl, and then having returned later in life, I have known hundreds of gator fans. 90% of them are jerks when it comes to UF sports.

You all have this fantasy about how good you all are and deny this truth: You all havent won anything except 5 national championships in the 3 major sports, in over 130 years of existence! That is quite bad. I mean- look at Alabama fans- NOTHIng near how gator fans are. Yet they have won 7 NCs in football.

Bow down to the U, You all will always be our beetches. You had you run with timmy melonhead, who in fact has no business playing in the NFL no matter how hard some people try to prove it. he had one lucky pass to a wide open Demaryus Thomas. And thats it. He su-ks. face it. Thast a truth. Oh- but you wont. You are blinded by Tebow mania- another one of those irrational gator things

"You all have this fantasy about how good you all are and deny this truth: You all havent won anything except 5 national championships in the 3 major sports"

So, you haven't won anything
except, 5 national championships in the 3 major sports
More ignorant cane logic

apologist, coward, dump, jerks, beetches, melonhead

When you have nothing to say, no facts to support your position, no truth in your argument you must resort to name calling and character assassination.

Even the many names you use reek of hate and jealousy towards others. You are worthy of pity.

Gallo stop with the lists please....so stupid...

Yo Cane Trash

Yo Truth man
why U try to reason with cane clUck?
don't U know these r a bunch of scUMbags
U can't argue with an idiot, most of these fools r idiots

Yo U r being too nice
U r arguing with the one and only cane pig
This is the worst of the lot
THis b one delUsional, ignoramus of a cane maggot
Cane Pig, he of the many different names
He who never talks football or basketball or any sports
He only spouts crap and nonsense

Yo clUcks what's it gonna be
Golden Retriever lets the good times roll this Spring
Says his team is mature now
more like manure
Yo the Spring is always a good time for the canes
Best time of the year in fact
Time to proclaim WE ARE BACK
just like every year
Spring champs these cane clUcks
The canes will for sure win the Spring game
What a bunch of doUches
Spring champs, regular season chUmps

Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

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The UFailure maggot from the trailerpark has blown a gasket. Angry and stupid, just like his 7 years of undergrad in the cesspool.

BWWAHAHAHA. I love it.

Yo Gator Trash

Where you been coward boy? Your girls were smashed by an average Miiiiiichigan team and like all cowardly Gators you ran and hid. (LMAO-At You!)

Yo Truth man

You are one delUsional, ignoramus of a Gator maggot

Gator cowardly Pig of the many ignorant different names

You never talk football or basketball or any sports

You only spout crap and nonsense

Just like every year...

Spring champs these cowardly Gator clUcks

The cowardly Gators will for sure win the Spring game

What a bunch of doUches

Spring champs, regular season chUmps

Bunch of pathetic COWARDLY Gator LOSERS!!

After the cowardly Gators destroyed the quality of the Elite 8, today the NCAA passed a bill that states the 2013 season will not be called the Elite 8, but the Elite 7 and any mention of the cowardly Gators will be expunged from all records.

NCAA president, Mark Emmert said that it was clear to him that after the damage the cowardly Gators did to the validity of this year's Sugar Bowl after being demolished by Louisville and the College World Series after being humiliated by the MAC Conference's Kent State and now being rump thumped by Miiiiichigan he knew he must act quickly to protect the reputation of the NCAA Tournament .

Many are saying that finally Emmert finally got something right.

Emmert also commented that it is clear that the cowardly Gators screw around with their weak and pathetic athletic schedules, which allows them to qualify for these various games only to get blown-out as they clearly don't belong.

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Posted by: GATOR TRASH

Is this the best you can do cane fan?
Making up stories about the NCAA and Emmert, talk about delusional.
Talk about living in your own fantasy world. What a sad and pityful life.

Great Job GATOR TRASH

Yo 'Canetrash is backing off..

Love the end Gator LOSERS..

You didn't forget the extra O did you in Loosers?..
That really riles ol 'Canetrash to use his LOOSERS!!

Good stuff.
Go 'Canes

Athlon Sports Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2013

http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-accs-college-football-coaches-2013

#2 Rated ACC Coach: Al Golden, Miami

Golden earned the Miami job after building bottom feeder Temple into a MAC contender. He didn’t have a losing league record in his final four seasons in Philly and earned MAC Coach of the Year honors in 2009. A massive NCAA scandal involving super booster Nevin Shapiro didn’t slow Golden’s recruiting efforts and his team showed improvement last fall by winning the ACC's Coastal Division. Yet, for a second straight year, Miami missed a bowl game due to self-imposed postseason sanctions. His tribute to Howard Schnellenberger — a dress shirt, tie, slacks and jacket gameday attire — has once again become an iconic symbol on the Hurricanes’ sideline. After more than 10 freshmen saw starting time in ’12, Miami could be the front-runner in the Coastal this fall. Golden still has much to prove in Coral Gables, but his resurrection job at Temple shows he's capable of elevating Miami back into ACC title contention - provided the program can dodge major NCAA sanctions from the ongoing investigation.

Love the article. Good for Al and the Univ of Mia.

AUBURN AND FLORIDA’S MUSCHAMP IS GOING DOWN!!!!!

Auburn’s football program changed players’ grades to secure eligibility, offered money to potential NFL draft picks so they would return for their senior seasons, and violated NCAA recruiting rules under former coach Gene Chizik, according to a report by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts.

As many as nine players’ grades were changed before Auburn’s win in the 2011 BCS national championship game.

“We thought we would be without (running back) Mike Dyer because he said he was one of them, but Auburn found a way to make those dudes eligible,” former Auburn defensive lineman Mike Blanc told Roberts.

According to the report, Auburn coaches offered money to players for any number of reasons, including as a means to convince players to bypass the NFL draft.

Darvin Adams, a former Auburn wide receiver, told Roberts that coaches offered him cash to keep him at the school.

Blanc and Mike McNeil, another former Auburn player, told Roberts the money amounts reached “several thousand dollars.”

“Coaches would say, ‘Don’t tell anyone where you got it from,’” Blanc told Roberts.

~~**~~McNeil told Roberts he had a meeting with then-defensive coordinator “Will Muschamp”, now Florida’s coach, in 2007.~~**~~”I had no clue what it was about because I’d never directly asked him for anything,” McNeil told Roberts. “He slid about $400 over to me. He went into a drawer and gave me money and said, ‘Is this enough? Is this good?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m good.’”


Randy Shannon got the Miami job because he deserved it- not because he was black.................................Randy Shannon got fired because he deserved it- not because he was black.

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