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Miami Hurricanes complete first spring scrimmage of 2013 (with our take, plus quotes & stats)

Good afternoon everyone!

I am nursing a pretty bad cold/sinus infection/sore throat -- overall sickness and sent correspondent David Furones to today's scrimmage at Traz Powell.

He was kind enough to write a recap for the blog, so read below for his take on the scrimmage. I'm going to try to sleep, as four hours a night is not working. I've been on
Sony Tennis while MIchelle Kaufman covers the NCAA hoops tourney, and will be back there tomorrow, hopefully, if I can get any sleep.

Here's David's scrimmage recap. He also kept stats on the sideline.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

I heard from a few folks that Stephen Morris struggled a bit today, but also that it was so windy that it was hard to tell how much was him, how much was the wind (and of course, how much was his receivers, rest of offense, etc.).

I also heard that young linebacker Alex Figueroa looks really good. And how can you not love Duke Johnson's quote (all the way down below) on a hit he took from Figueroa. Duke is the ultimate team player.

Please let us know what you thought of today's performance and who you thought did very well -- or who might have disappointed you.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

By David Furones

The UM football team took the field in front of fans
for the first time since the 2012 season finale at Duke.

About 4,000 fans came out to Traz Powell Stadium to
see the first of three spring scrimmages the Hurricanes will play. Coach Al Golden looked to get about 100 plays in, splitting them as evenly as he could between the first team and backups in an hour-and-a-half long scrimmage.

All in all, the scrimmage victor, if there even is
one, would have to be the defense.

Outside of goal-line reps, the Hurricane offense
only scored one touchdown, a three-yard pass from Stephen Morris to Herb
Waters, who was active with four catches for 40 yards.

Even on drives beginning beyond the 50-yard line,
the defense would hold the offense to field goal attempts. Projected starting
kicker Matt Goudis connected on all three of his attempts (37, 25, 49) while
walk-on Ricky Perez missed a pair of attempts from 49 and 50 yards out.

Morris was sporadic with his passing. In windy
conditions Saturday, he overthrew a few of his targets and toward the end of
the day began underthrowing almost as if he was overcompensating.

Overall, he completed 17 of 31 passes for 171 yards,
two touchdowns and two interceptions. Both Morris and Golden were pleased with
his decision-making despite some of the errant throws.

“Stephen’s sharp now,” Golden said. “I think we were
just a little bit off, but in terms of where the ball should go, Stephen was really on top of it today. He rushed a couple of throws, throws that weren’t as crisp as you’d like to be and he just sailed or was a little bit short on
depth, but in terms of his mind and knowing where the ball should go, I think he was right on. His completion percentage is really going to jump from this
scrimmage to the next one.”

Added Morris: “Overall, I feel like I did pretty
well. My reads were right, a couple of times I let my mechanics get to me, balls got a little high or a little too low. Those are all things that you can watch film and improve on.”

Morris’ first interception came on a ball tipped at
the line of scrimmage by defensive end Anthony Chickillo, who then got under it and caught it, and his second pick was an underthrow on a sideline pattern that
cornerback Antonio Crawford cut off on the last play of the scrimmage.

Morris hit junior college tight end transfer Beau
Sandland for a one-yard touchdown in goal-line drills. Running backs Duke Johnson and Danny Dillard ran for touchdowns in those same situations.

You couldn’t tell it was just a scrimmage by the
intensity the defense was playing with. Alex Figueroa set the hard-hitting tone early by knocking Johnson backward on a goal-line carry.

The defensive line was able to get a push up front
against a UM offensive line riddled by injury this spring with center Shane McDermott and guard Brandon Linder being held out. Kelvin Cain had 2.5 sacks,
and Dwayne Hoilett had a pair of sacks himself.

The Canes came out of the scrimmage relatively
healthy. The only apparent major injury came to fifth-year senior defensive end Dyron Dye, who’s moving back to his original position this season after playing tight
end the last two seasons. Dye was helped off the field with some type of leg injury (Achilles' related, possibly).

“I’m worried about Dyron Dye, but I’m just going to
reserve [judgment] until we know more,” Golden said. “Other than that, I think we’re fine.”

Phillip Dorsett also laid on the field for about a
minute after dropping a pass in the end zone, but he eventually got up on his
own power.

Post-game, Golden praised the work of redshirt
freshman guard Danny Isidora, who has cut his weight down to 308 pounds after coming in out of Weston Cypress Bay High School at 350. Isidora has been
working with the first team this spring with injuries on the offensive line.

 

Stats

Passing

Stephen Morris: 17 for 31, 171 yards, 2 TDs (one of
them in goal line drill), 2 INTs.

Ryan Williams: 7 for 14, 69 yards.

Gray Crow: 2 for 5, 16 yards.

Preston Dewey: 2 for 2, 16 yards

 

Rushing

Duke Johnson: 8 carries, 54 yards; in goal line
drill: 4 carries, 5 yards, TD

Dallas Crawford: 12 carries, 54 yards; goal line:
carry, -1 yard

Danny Dillard: 8 carries, 18 yards; goal line:
carry, 2 yards, TD

 

Receiving

Allen Hurns: 4 receptions, 45 yards

Herb Waters: 4 receptions 40 yards, TD

Phillip Dorsett: 4 receptions, 43 yards

Rashawn Scott: 3 receptions, 21 yards

Garrett Kidd: 3 receptions, 39 yards

Beau Sandland: 1 reception, 1 yard, TD

 

Defensive

Sacks: Jelani Hamilton, Dwayne Hoilett (2), Jalen
Grimble, Kelvin Cain (2.5), Dequan Ivery (.5).

Interceptions: Anthony Chickillo, Antonio Crawford

Pass Deflection: Jimmy Gaines

 

Quotes (gathered by David)

WR
Herb Waters
on the offense: “We got a long way to

go, but we’re still getting better every day, so I can’t complain about that.”

On the velocity on Stephen Morris’ passes: “Since
last year, it feels like the ball got faster, so he’s getting stronger as we’re getting stronger.”

Offensive
coordinator James Coley on his new team:
“I love

everybody. From the players, to the strength coaches, to the assistant coaches, the kids, they give it their all. They’re hungry; they want to win. This is a
team that has a lot of potential.”

On what he wants to work on with offense: “I would say
finishing. It looks good the way the play is developing. Now we have to put that period at the end of that sentence. I love the explosive plays by the
receivers and the running backs. Let’s learn how to score. Let’s get strong in the red zone, in the tight zone. Let’s get in there.”

QB
Stephen Morris
on working with Coley: “I think the

biggest thing was he made the adjustments for us, and he really made himself available for the players and he really [was] just able to make this offense understandable for everybody, for us to pick up just so we could play fast.”

On the defense: “They just played fast, and they
played great. They were great tacklers today. The coverages were really good and really sound.”

Coach
Al Golden:
“I think we learned a lot about some guys. Herb Waters stepped up; Dallas Crawford stepped up.”

On the defensive line: “There’s a good group of guys
that are back. I thought they played strong. I thought Olsen Pierre played strong, [Anthony Chickillo] played strong, Tyriq McCord showed up on the goal
line.”

On Alex Figueroa hit on Duke Johnson at goal line:
“You want to talk about setting the tone early, there’s a young man that said we’re going to sell out, and you can tell right now there wasn’t anybody here that wouldn’t look at that play and say, ‘That thing must mean a lot to that kid.’”

RB
Duke Johnson
on offense: “We’re coming together

pretty well. We’re missing three starting O-linemen. The guys that stepped into their place are doing a good job.”

On hit from Figueroa: “That’s what we need from the
defense. We need them to execute on the goal line like that. If we need them to show us how to do it, then that’s fine with me.”

 

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Word...

All good today.

"I also heard that young linebacker Alex Figueroa looks really good. And how can you not love Duke Johnson's quote (all the way down below) on a hit he took from Figueroa. Duke is the ultimate team player."

Like my boy said...this kid was REAL good today. Is he like Ray Lewis yet....of course not....you Turd fools are so easy to rile up it's pathetic...haha.

alex figueroa - the legend started today!...

If he hits like Ray Lewis let's talk about it, otherwise let's move on and call it for what it is--a scrimmage.

gallo, i heard the most important thing i've heard from goldie and i've been saying this for the longest and actually i'm kind of hype if it's True, but i've been saying if goldie wants to keep his boy, he needs to send him up in the booth, sounds like that's what happened today. Alot of these d-cos want to be on the sidelines and this and that and are ineffective, so now he can see alot of the dumb escort service defensive play-calls he's been making for the last 2 years.

Now we'll have a chance to be lined up right pre-snap and that'll help speed up our defensive calls cause now he has to send it in a whole lot early, none of this waiting at the last minute "look at me" crap.

Now hearing the defense did decent doesn't excite me, james coley though i think understands what he's trying to get done and understands that the talent he has to work with here is alot better than what he left at Fsu. Going to be interesting to see what the runningbacks and widereceivers do this year, will the wide-outs excel or drop off with carrol at the helm, will the runningbacks excel or drop off with hurlie brown as the new runningbacks coach. We'll have some hungry coaches on this staff and i'm sure james coley is ready to prove himself as well.

He seems like he'll be a good qb's coach as well. I like herb waters, all he does is ball. Will the tight-ends excel or drop off with scott coaching their now as well.

Wait a minute. Phillip dorsett dropped a pass? Are you kidding?

That boy needs to get together with andre johnson, santana, or reggie, and work on fundamentals. Seriously. The nte dame game would have taken a dramatic different twist had he caught those passes

Come on man.

It's hard to believe that 3g is going to be a junior this year, time flies, lol. dzp, a.k.a. the president a junior! I don't worry to much about offense, as long as we're not calling dumb stuff, but defense needs to be where we hang our hats this year for sure. Would've been good to have eddie johnson on the squad though, that man brought it. We'll see what this guy figs is made out of to as well, the fact that he got a good lil hit on duke, time will tell.

Going to be real interesting this year, especially if oach OH-NO is up in the booth this year, him being up their alone should improve our defense, time will tell though, right now, james coley is just getting his feet wet with this team and they still made plays.

look.....the QB spot is very vulnerable for UM.....these scrimmages mean nothing...the question going forward is if the offense can run coleys offense.....I knew coley would phase out Jedd's offense our.....

as far as Alex figueroa being ray Lewis...that's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.....any school kid can get a good hit in a scrimmage.....lets see how confused he is when he goes against opponents offenses.....stupid move on golden to replace Eddie Johnson with him.....watch the damage control...Alex did this in practice....ales did that...well see

watch out for Florida...can be spoiler in the south
UM vs Fla in final 4.....that would be something.

I could care less about all these quotes and accolades....until this team wins something like a division championship or a bowl game or even have a good winning record....as of now they all suck

mimic the basketball team.....pat yourselves on the back when you make it to the show like they did in 2 seasons......

coordinator James Coley on his new team: “I love
everybody. From the players, to the strength coaches, to the assistant coaches, the kids, they give it their all. They’re hungry; they want to win. This is a
team that has a lot of potential.”

this statement says to me that this team has a long way to go....offense might be as problematic as the defense this year....well see how it all plays out

Calvin said: "Now hearing the defense did decent doesn't excite me."

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Of course it doesn't excite you...this news makes your non-stop rants appear to be what they are...foolish and uninformed. To be sure, one report doesn't mean Miami's defense will be as good as the teams of yesteryear, but it highlights that your and Gallo's daily nonsense means absolutely nothing.

I am so over these 2 lame a-- quarterbacks
They are c plus at best.. With them at the helm another mediocre year
Come on AL !!,, Man up . Try something new
Start Crow with one of the PAC men as back up..
He looks like he has a higher IQ than all of them combined

gallo, lol, right now, the offense is probably just about as even as the defense which means coley has some ground to make up. Going to be real interesting to see how this all plays out. I know this much though, i'm not sure how they'll be able to justify keeping ereck flowers out of the starting line-up. Or how they'll be able to keep herb waters on the sidelines too. We already know hurns probably has one spot locked up, let dorsett, scott & herb battle it out for that other spot.

Once stacey coley comes in, it's going to be some real competition at the widereceiver spot. We won't be hurting at the receiver position that's for sure. Also, duke getting blasted like he did was more of a case of duke trying to play bigger than he is since he put on a few extra pounds. Other than that it's going to be interesting to see what type of offense we're running this year. I do know we need to be more of a power based offense and get away from alot of those finess type of play calls.

Yo Cane trash

Yo U chUmps all exited bout one little scrimmage
cause U think the D won the game
So now U got a D led by the second coming of Ray Lewis one high schooler named Figueroa
Sorry to bust Ur dUmb bubble clUcks but Mr Figueroa is just a frosh who will be lost come game day

Yo Golden Retriever and his Kool Aid Gulping cheerleaders have to pump up Figueroa to mask the mistakes made with letting go Paul and Johnson
Can't replace their experience with highschooler Figueroa
Yo seems like Ur offense will struggle with new head clUck Coley. The vaunted TEs can't catch, neither can Dorssett
Remember chUmps if U can't put up north of 50 U got no chance.

Yo tonite may be the final game for BB.
Either way U had a good run for Ur standards anyway.

LOOSERS!!!!

Anyone driving from Dallas to Austin today?

flowers will be a backup.....he isn't going to replace Henderson or Bunche....both are Jr/Sr.....plus flowers is smaller than both of them....he stays right where is is as a backup.....sit and learns...next year is his year

How about the Cane basketball team!!

No team can match up against the speed and shooting of Miami's two guards, the Canes' forwards' ability to get open under the basket, the Canes' great defense if they stay with their assignments, and Coach L's ability to adjust. And most importantly, the Canes have a mature, upperclassmen team.

No one can beat the Canes this year. In fact, I think most pro teams would have a hard time beating the Canes IF all those cylinders are tuned up and performing like a Gran Prix race car. Just MHO.

golden and his coaching staff should take notes of the Cane basketball defense. Defense wins championships, not allowing the other teams to score 30 and 40 points in football like golden's coaching staff does.

Yeah we need to be able to get 4 yards a carry whenever we want to. Hopefully we can keep oh no upstairs maybe he will see the game better. He needs to study whatever film he can look at to become an attacking in your face mask kind if d. I would like to see us develope three running backs and run the ball all game and cut right up the seams with all the speed we have. The only team I think can beat us has six new coaches. Fsu is vonerable right now. Winston is playing baseball right now but they have another big freshman qb by the name of Coker 6-6 250 out there. I know us the spring but he is physical like Klein. If we are to beat Fsu,vtech,fla and whoever we may play in the acc championship the d must be the catalyst. Lets go to the sweet sixteen tonight. The U

Also, duke getting blasted like he did was more of a case of duke trying to play bigger than he is since he put on a few extra pounds. Posted by: Calvin
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Obviously, you didn't see the hit and are again are just speculating. It was a goal line series. You can see the highlights of the scrimmage on YouTube.

Knowing how bad were were a couple years ago it is obvious we're getting better and have more competition for positions. With better talent coming in and battles for positions intensify we'll be better across the board and in wins. With wins come recruiting wins and nobody can question we are getting better recruits. The fact that we're in position and the place to get the better players is good for us. We got a ways to go, but we're alot closer than we were 2 years ago. If we can close on Khairi Clark, Chad Thomas, Trevonte Valentine and the Brooklyn NY kid then we will be legitimate contenders to any team in the nation next year.

Maybe I was wrong about Gallo. I have come to believe he is not a troll but a real Canes fan. It is hard to figure him out because his way of expressing himself is one that always looks at the glass as half empty. He seems to look at the world darkly, but that is his curse to deal with. Lately, some of his posts make sense if you can peer through the negative crap.

This kid Alex is no Eddie Johnson enough said. Not sure what exactly happen with Eddie . But rumor has it. He didn't see eye to eye with Mr. Barrow and wasn't Mr. Barrow part of the D. Kirkland fiascall. Something not sitting right. This team defense needs Eddie Johnson services. If these coaches truly care about there players well being off the field. Eddie Johnson is a good player to start with.

flowers will be a backup.....he isn't going to replace Henderson or Bunche....both are Jr/Sr.....plus flowers is smaller than both of them....he stays right where is is as a backup.....sit and learns...next year is his year
Posted by: Jim Gallo | March 24, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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I agree 100%. No way should Flowers start over Bunche or Henderson. He will have to sit this year unless one of those guys gets hurt. Flowers played extremely well in Henderson's place last year that I can see get excited about his future but it's a year away.

Interesting that all the so-called "experts" on the networks, especially ESPN played up the fact UM lost to FGCU. It cost us a #1 Seed. Where are those experts NOW?
BTW, say "FGCU" fast, as you would other acronym type words.
Sort of "FugCyou."
You KNOW whomever came up with that name for that esteemed university had a colossal sense of humor.

Yo Gator trash

Yo U Gator chUmps all exited bout one little scrimmage
cause U think the D won the game
So now U got a D led by the second coming of…well, you gators so bad can’t think of anyone

Sorry to bust Ur dUmb bubble Gator clUcks but even frosh are felons who will be lost come game day

Yo Muschamp the Screwball Golden and his Kool Aid Gulping cheerleaders have to pump up those cowardly Gator criminals

Can't replace their criminal experience with just any high schooler

Yo seems like Ur offense will struggle no matter what dummy is calling the plays. The cowardly Gators vaunted TEs can't catch, neither can the rest of your convicts

Remember Gator chUmps if U can't bail ‘em out of jail got no chance.

Yo tonite may be my final romp with my mommy

Either way I had had a good run with her for my standards anyway.

LOSERS!!!!


Also, duke getting blasted like he did was more of a case of duke trying to play bigger than he is since he put on a few extra pounds. Posted by: Calvin
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Obviously, you didn't see the hit and are again are just speculating. It was a goal line series. You can see the highlights of the scrimmage on YouTube.
Posted by: jim | March 24, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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You're starting to remind me of a girl that just argues because she hates the fact that somebody is right. I saw the play several times, and duke did exactly what i said he tried to do, use the extra pounds and tried to hit the whole hard and got blasted, maybe you need to go and look at the play or go to the scrimmage next time.


look.....the QB spot is very vulnerable for UM.....these scrimmages mean nothing...the question going forward is if the offense can run coleys offense.....I knew coley would phase out Jedd's offense our.....

as far as Alex figueroa being ray Lewis...that's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.....any school kid can get a good hit in a scrimmage.....lets see how confused he is when he goes against opponents offenses.....stupid move on golden to replace Eddie Johnson with him.....watch the damage control...Alex did this in practice....ales did that...well see

watch out for Florida...can be spoiler in the south
UM vs Fla in final 4.....that would be something.
Posted by: Jim Gallo | March 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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Was thinking the same thing about this alex figs cat, it would be nice if he actually turns out to be good, but i'd rather take my chances with eddie "bath salts" johnson myself. You know exactly the type of player you're getting with him out their on that field, a fearless competitor, we need more guys like him out their.

Great job by Coach Larranaga and the bball team beating a tough Illinois team.
As far as Johnson goes none of us know what really happened but if he couldn't deal with Coach Barrow's authority then I don't care how good a player he is, he is not needed on this team. And how the hell do we know whether or not Fig's will be a better player or not than Johnson? There is much more to being a great player and team player than a players physical abilities. Hell Fig's may end up being a better LB than him and none of us know until the kid plays.

Posted by: Calvin | March 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM

FLMAO! Awesome. Don't ever change or stop telling truth to apologists Calvin. Where'd you hear coach #117 was going to be in the booth this year when he's fired mid-game against the 'Turds?

You're starting to remind me of a girl that just argues because she hates the fact that somebody is right. I saw the play several times, and duke did exactly what i said he tried to do, use the extra pounds and tried to hit the whole hard and got blasted, maybe you need to go and look at the play or go to the scrimmage next time.Posted by: Calvin | March 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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Again, GOAL LINE!!! Did you NOT want Duke to hit the hole hard? He just lost the collision. Good goal line stop by Figs. I know you don't want to give credit where it's due. You are rarely right dude. You make stuff up and then ignore it when people call you out and PROVE you wrong (Shannon's contract, when Texas offered Shannon their DC job, etc). You and everybody on this blog knows that Jim Gallo would have commented and provided links to back you if you were right. I'm sure he read the pdf file of Shannon's lawsuit filed in the 11th Circuit Court in Dade County that referenced the exact clause in his contract that said that if he was terminated without cause that he was entitled to the buyout of his remaining contract, regardless if he was employed. You said that Texas wanted Shannon as their DC and head coach in waiting but didn't want to match the money Shannon would have lost from Miami. The REALITY is that Texas offered him their DC job BEFORE Shannon took the Miami Head Coaching job. Texas never offered him their DC job AFTER he was fired by UM. Like I said before, you are entitled to your opinion, not your own set of facts.

To answer your question. Team players fill rosters.Great players win championships. Yes you must have certain physical abilities to achieve those goals. A team full of yes men and a coach saying my way or the highway will never win a championship. So if your defense is giving up 500 yards a game. Somebody should step up and say maybe we are going about this wrong. Can we go in a different direction. So in respecting Mr Barrow authority. Maybe Mr. Barrow can't handle constructive criticism. Our is this construed as challenging his authority . Don't let egos get the best of us.Recruits are watching , reading and listening they are the life blood of the program. Kirkland and Thomas was 2 today how many tomorrow? How many next year? Which road are we headed down . Promise land or Waste land.

You cant have a player undermine a coach or disrespect a coach. No way and it dont matter how good he was or could have been. You cant have that. He'dbe gone at any program. Fact is, he wasnt immediately cut. He limgered for a while then just like that he was gone. That shows thatthe coaches tried to get this kid back, give him a chance to make things right and he mad his choices. NEXT! That is a 100% seprate argument on whether he was good or not or whether UM couldhave used him. UM couldhave used Willie Williams, Storm Johnson, Ray RAy Armstrong or Arthur Brown but look what went on and how it went down.

Posted by: George | March 24, 2013 at 08:40

You read his crap?! Sorry, it's wasted brain cells to me.

Man, y'all have some serious insight into football. Why the heck you spend your time all day commenting on blogs is beyond me. You all should be coaching a team somewhere. Seriously. I have never met a group that could probably out coach Nick Saban. Get those resumes fired up y'all.

SMDH

952 hit it on the head. You can't let guys disrespect the coaching staff and continue to be on the team. Guys like that can't be coached anyway so it doesn't matter how much talent they have.

Only weak minds don't know how to handle what's perceived as disrespect. Ask john harbaugh what ed reed did earlier this year when he tried to have the team practice in pads, ed reed said "Hell Naw, i'mma a veteran dawg" than alot of other teammates followed em, and didn't want to practice in pads, than the team had a talking session and the rest is history. harbaugh didnt get sensitive he rolled with it, and the team became stronger for it.

When you got a defense sitting at #117th, if none of the players said something, i would think something is wrong with them myself. If i'm on the team i'd be kicked off to as well, cause no way would i stay silent sitting at #117th on this team or any other team. The leaders will speak up, and the real leaders won't mind the younger leaders speaking up because at the end of the day, don't say or tell me, "we're all in this together, we're a family" but as soon as i speak up, i'm suspended, don't make any suggestions cause you're a freshman or a sophmore, etc. etc. If i'm out there on that field, i know what i see and i know what'll work and what won't.

If the "U" wants to play for the ACC Championship and a possible BCS bowl game then it must improve its defense from 117th in the nation to about 35th to 45th in the nation. Without that jump down it could be another 7-5 or 8-4 season. That would be a let down. The "U" must do no worse than 9-3.

Thank you Mr Calvin for keeping it real. Super Bowl champions. No disrespect there.

Thank you Mr Calvin for keeping it real. Super Bowl champions. No disrespect there.

Keeping it real? He can't even get the defensive ranking right.... I know saying 117th instead of 116th just sounds better to him.

Jim Gallo and Calvin talking like dummies again!!!

Repeat it again dummy. No player is above the team or coaches. Johnson will find that out at any team he tries to get on unless the coach is a punk like Coker or Shannon. Players do what a coach tells them to do just as a soldier does what their superiors tell them to do. Players doing their own thing is what helped get us in this mess. It's just like Jimmy Johnson said. "What you see on that field is either one of two things, what I coach you to do or what I allow you to do. Nothing more or less" I bet none of Saban's players tell him what they are going to do either. And Golden's staff is no different. So Calvina and Gollober and all of the rest of their stooge followers shut up and watch Golden and the Canes take back the Nation. It's coming and all U can do is run.

You are very dillusional or on some mind altering drug. Of course no player is above the team. Now you are giving Jimmy quotes Taking your Jimmy quote. What we saw on the field last year. I'm just a little lost here. Was this coached or allowed to do. Can we really mention Golden staff and Saban staff in the same sentence..Saban is winning championships and recruiting very well I might add. Even in are backyard. Now I'm just a dummy. Help a dummy understand how do you win championships and loose the recruiting battle in your backyard. I don't think the revolving recruit door hello today good bye tomorrow is the answer. Congratulation to the men's basketball great game . Congratulation to the lady canes you didn't win the game but you made the tournament.

You are very dillusional or on some mind altering drug. Of course no player is above the team. Now you are giving Jimmy quotes Taking your Jimmy quote. What we saw on the field last year. I'm just a little lost here. Was this coached or allowed to do. Can we really mention Golden staff and Saban staff in the same sentence..Saban is winning championships and recruiting very well I might add. Even in are backyard. Now I'm just a dummy. Help a dummy understand how do you win championships and loose the recruiting battle in your backyard. I don't think the revolving recruit door hello today good bye tomorrow is the answer. Congratulation to the men's basketball great game . Congratulation to the lady canes you didn't win the game but you made the tournament.

Yall are all fools .....

the u has not a long way to go , but all depends on our coaching schemes.....

are offense was explosive last year, are defense was bad but most of that was bad scheme...

To be honest with you .. we should go undefeated... Florida=garbage , FSU=ok at best, and the ACC is weak. If al golden doesnt go undefeated or at least one loss i want his head. they gave randy short leash so should al .
are o-line is superior , are reciever match up w. any in country, rb"duke" need i say more, qb, 500+ yard record remember, he's better than average not yet great , but with right play calling he can be great.
defense???? kelvin kain should have been on the feild, him and #17 will give a pash rush we hadnt had in a while along w/ chick,,,, perrymen is the next ray ray.. hope his ankle is better... i hope fig is that real deal .. along w/ perryman .. we ok.... are secondary sort of young ... If we get a young jem from the secondary to step up ITS OVER!!!!


OVER 12-0 miami ACC champs ... defeats ALABAMA in BCS championship >>>>>>crushs florida and fsu by total 50 and wins state of florida title as well...my predictions......and then the ncaa is all of a sudden going to have a decision to try and break our momentum and come down hard, maybe, but i think we buck ncaa too Hail The U

The players last year were mostly freshmen and sophomores and they were learning to play disiplined. The Defensive Line did not get a push because they have for years been weak in the weight room from Shannon's watch. They will be stronger this year and thus the other domino's of the defense will fall into place. And yes that was Jimmy's quote which in case U are wondering where it come from check out the U documentary. Yes Saban is winning championships now but did he win any at the MAC school he coached at? NO. Did he win any at Michigan State? NO. So when he was at the same stage as Golden, the two are comparible. Now did Saban get to where he is by taking any crap off of some kid? No. And that is the same way this staff is going to approach things with disapline and toughness. And anybody who thinks we should go 12 and 0 is a complete idiot. Some of U dipsticks are a trip. U are like a bunch of kids or women who think they know something because you can read something on paper. Hello nimrods, titles or games are not won on paper. Florida is going to be a tough game and so is Florida State and if anybody thinks differently then they have lost their minds. The bottom line is we are a much better team with this coaching staff today than in any year under Coker or Shannon since 2003, and thats a fact. I don't care about any statistic because those are for women and dummy's that don't know anything about the game other than the shape of the ball and above all else could some of you dipstix learn that when you are claiming possession of something U use "our" not "are". Get an education.

ed reed said "Hell Naw, i'mma a veteran dawg" than alot of other teammates followed em, and didn't want to practice in pads, than the team had a talking session and the rest is history. Posted by: Calvin
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Is that an actual Ed Reed qoute or did you make that up like when you said that Donna Shalala said the UM was recruiting a different kind of athlete?

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Great piece on that Ravens "mutiny". Also, check out how Harbaugh handled the stars on the team when he first got there. Very similar to how Golden is running his program. Changing the culture from boasting about swagger to promoting discipline.

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