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D'Onofrio, Coley provide thoughts on Spring Game

Sometimes when you watch a game it's hard not to just trust your eyes and rush to judgement. It's like stealing the ball at half court and having the lane completely open for a slam dunk.

When it comes to spring football games, though, you can't just call it like you see it. Schemes are simplified and in UM's case Saturday with the game being televised on ESPN3 coaches made sure to keep things pretty basic on both sides.

Mark D'Onofrio's defense ran two coverage schemes -- basic man and zone. But really it was a lot of man coverage without any blitz packages, he said. Offensively, James Coley didn't want show anything either.

The difference: he had Stephen Morris, Duke Johnson and a set of receivers who are clearly better than anything UM has in its secondary when it comes to old-fashioned, beat your man one-on-one football.

And that's really what we learned from this scrimmage. When it comes right down to it, Miami's offense is way ahead of the defense. Luckily for D'Onofrio he'll get to be creative when the season starts. Plus, more help is still on the way.

"We wanted to get the guys out there and challenged a little bit, get some matchups, put some guys against some guys -- some of our corners -- that weren't going against the 1s and find out if they could do it," D'Onforio said.

"It's good to see the guys [in vanilla scheme]: Can you beat a block? And can you cover somebody?" D'Onofrio said. "At the end of the day it's not a call generated scrimmage where you're putting them in position to do something or giving them some type of advantage. At the end of the day it's can they beat the guy across from them. It's a nice way to do it."

Morris pretty much showed everyone why his senior season could be special. He picked apart a mixed collection of UM starters on defense, finishing 13 of 23 for 256 yards and four touchdowns -- all that without a healthy Allen Hurns or Phillip Dorsett out there. His backups, meanwhile, showed just how far behind Morris they really are. Ryan Williams, last year's backup, finished 10 of 25 for 123 yards, 1 TD and two bad interceptions. Gray Crow did nothing to take the backup job away from Williams either, finishing 2 of 8 for a mere 50 yards.

"I was pleased with some of the execution," Coley said. "We had the thought of throwing the ball deep today and we did it. The other scrimmages and stuff like that we we're looking at other schemes and stuff we put in [installed]. This was probably an old school type of deal. You're in pro formation and either running the ball or throwing it deep. I liked how some of the guys looked out there. [Rashawn] Scott looked good. Stephen threw the ball really well and [left tackle] Flowers blocked unbelievable. When I wanted five yards I went to the left side for five yards."

Scott, suspended for the final three games of last season, pretty much took Tracy Howard's lunch money on a daily basis this spring. Howard wanted a one-on-one matchup with him again Saturday and just couldn't ward off the 6-2, 204-pound receiver, who by my set of eyes was clearly the most impressive receiver on the field this spring. Saturday he finished with five catches for 94 yards and two scores -- both on Howard.

"I don't know what he did in the past. I just know from when I got here his focus level -- he's been challenged everyday and he's responded," Coley said. "I like him. I like 'em big like that."

> Sophomore receiver Herb Waters had three catches for 50 yards and a score before leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder injury. He was in a sling for most of the second half.

"He's fine," Coley said. "We got a look at D'Mauri [Jones] a little bit. He made some nice catches. That was a blessing in disguise. We know what we have Herb. He's had a solid spring."

Jones finished with one catch for nine yards. Redshirt freshman Jontavious Carter had a much better day. He led the team with five catches for 113 yards -- including a 48-yarder in the first quarter where he left starting corner Ladarius Gunter in the dust.

As bad as UM's corners looked Saturday, D'Onofrio said he isn't worried about his top three -- Gunter, Howard and Antonio Crawford. But that doesn't mean he's not looking for help.

"I think its improved," D'Onofrio said of his secondary, which ranked 102nd in pass defense last season. "I'm still looking for some -- we're trying to figure out the fourth, fifth corner situation. We got some guys coming in that will help us out in that area. I'm looking forward to Artie [Burns] to coming in and playing corner and see how he competes with some of those guys. I feel good about Gunter. I feel good about Crawford. I feel good about Tracy [Howard]. [Nate] Dortch (beaten plenty Saturday) had a good spring. He had a couple on him today. I thought he improved. We'll just keep looking and see where we're at.

"As far as the safeties goes, Kacy didn't play today. He was out the whole spring. We look forward to him coming back. Jamal Carter is coming in. We're looking forward to building some depth there."


> Linebacker Denzel Perryman had two tackles (one for loss) and two interceptions in Saturday's scrimmage. But it's clear coaches want him to raise his game this fall.

"I'm looking forward to Denzel making a lot of progress over the summer," D'Onofrio said. "I think he's capable of playing at another level than he played with this spring. I think that comes with preparation, the day in and day out competing that he's capable of. I have high expectations for him. I'll continue to challenge him because I want to get the most out of him I can."

> Freshman linebacker Alex Figueroa, praised plenty by D'Onofrio this spring, hardly made a dent in Saturday's scrimmage. But there's a reason. "He's been nursing an ankle for the last 2 1/2 weeks," D'Onofrio said. "He's a tough guy. He fought through it. He didn't miss any [practices] which says a lot. He got a tough injury in the ninth practice, before the Naples scrimmage. We limited him some, but he never really missed any time."

> Will Saturday's defensive effort sway D'Onofrio from saying this was a good spring?

"Not at all," he said. "I thought guys did a great job. I thought we had a really good spring. Again, today we broke up the teams. So on defense we were broken up. It wasn't necessarily the first team or second team defense. We had a lot of mix and match in there, not necessarily a lot of guys who had played together in the spring. [The other two] scrimmages is where we controlled it. We tried to take a look at the top of guys. We didn't get past maybe 16 guys who were in there one time.

"I was really pleased -- particularly the second scrimmage. I'm really happy with where we're at. We'll look at this tape and look at the individuals. But kind of how this spring went, very happy with where we're at out there. Guys did a great job."

> Dallas Crawford had three catches for 33 yards and nine carries for just 19 yards and a touchdown Saturday, but it's safe to say he's earned the job as Duke Johnson's backup this spring.

"I love Dallas. Dallas gives so much," Coley said. "He's a guy that can play a lot of things for us. He's the guy."

> Tight end Beau Sandland, UM's most hyped new arrival on offense, finished with three catches for 30 yards Saturday. Although he didn't have an overwhelming spring, Coley saw progress.

"It's always hard when you're learning a system," Coley said. "You got to play fast because you're playing against faster folks. Now he's picking it up, processing it and starting to play fast. And guess what spring is over with. Let's take that over to fall and hopefully he'll get going."


Orange: Herb Waters 13 pass from Stephen Morris (Matt Goudis kick)
White: Garrett Kidd 13 pass from Ryan Williams (Ricky Perez kick)
Orange: Malcolm Lewis 75 pass from Stephen Morris (Matt Goudis kick)
Orange: Rashawn Scott 15 pass from Stephen Morris (Matt Goudis kick)
Orange: Rashawn Scott 14 pass from Stephen Morris (Matt Goudis kick)
White: Ricky Perez 26 FG
White: Andre Johnson 45 pass from Gino Torretta (Ricky Perez kick)
Orange: Dallas Crawford 2 run (Matt Goudis kick)
White: Ricky Perez 40 FG

PASSING: Stephen Morris 13-23-0-256 4 TD; Ryan Williams 10-25-2-123 1 TD, Gray Crow 2-8-0-50.

RUSHING: Duke Johnson 10-120, Maurice Hagens 8-39, Dallas Crawford 9-19 1 TD, Danny Dillard 8-16, Stephen Morris 1-2.

RECEIVING: Jontavious Carter 5-113, Rashawn Scott 5-94 2 TD, Herb Waters 3-50 1 TD, Dallas Crawford 3-33, Beau Sandland 3-30, Garrett Kidd 3-19 1 TD, Malcolm Lewis 1-75 1 TD, D’Mauri Jones 1-9, Stephen Sweeney 1-6.

TACKLES: Ladarius Gunter 5, Tracy Howard 5, Shayon Green 4, Rayshawn Jenkins 4, Tyrone Cornileus 4, Larry Hope 4, Deon Bush 4, Nantambu Fentress 3, Earl Moore 3, Jalen Grimble 3, Corey King 3, Tyriq McCord 3, Jordan Tolson 3, Denzel Perryman 2, Raphael Kirby 2, Luther Robinson 2, AJ Highsmith 2, Jimmy Gaines 2, Ronald Regula 2, Nate Dortch 2, Dequan Ivery 2, Anthony Chickillo 1, Olsen Pierre 1, Curtis Porter 1, Ricardo Williams 1, Brandon Yosha 1, Akil Craig 1

SACKS: Luther Robinson 2 (-14), Anthony Chickillo 1 (-11)

TACKLES FOR LOSS: Luther Robinson 2 (-14), Anthony Chickillo 1 (-11), Shayon Green 1 (-5), Denzel Perryman 1 (-2), Curtis Porter 1, (-1), Ladarius Gunter .5 (-2), Larry Hope .5 (-2).



PASSES DEFENDED: Ladarius Gunter 2, Nate Dortch 1, Raphael Kirby 1.

INTERCEPTIONS: Denzel Perryman 2 (45 yards)

KICKING: Ricky Perez 2/2 FG (Long: 40), 2/2 PAT; Matt Goudis 0/1 FG, 5/5 PAT

PENALTIES: Orange 6-50, White 2-10


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Defense didn't look good? Glad I was sitting down.

The defense will definitely be better this year, but it will still be the team's weakness. It will be up to the offense and special teams to do most of the heavy lifting this year. I'll be looking to see if UM's offense will execute this year as well as it did last season. Jedd Fisch will be very hard to replace. Coley is a great recruiter, but the jury is still out on his ability as an offensive coordinator. He definitely has the talent to work with. D'Onofrio has less talent and less depth to work with.

Andre Johnson 45 yard catch from Gino Torreta?? Are you drunk????

Just my take:

QB's Stephen Morris first round pick, and he might have the most explosive arm ever at the U. However everyone else is suspect.

RB's Duke is Duke. Crawford and Dillard not bad, but I thought Maurice was very impressive as a runner and should be the short yardage and goaline running back.

WR's Scott and Waters are going to be electric this season. But if one gets injured, I was impressed with Carter and Jones. WR's are the best group I've seen ever at the U.

TE's not much to say but Sandman has a good pair of hands, and that is a good thing.

OL Honestly I feel we are a good 6-8 deep here. But most encouraging is that Seantrel is working hard and growing up. This unit can be special this year.

Defense: Not much to say when they play so vanilla. However Denzel looked big and fast. I thought Nate Dortch looked good, even though they scored on him. Also thought Tyriq was much better than I thought he would be standing up, he's going to be very versatile this year.

To sum it up Offense amazing, Defense tough to say. Go Canes since 1985

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My analysis is that the OL is the best unit followed by RB, I mean Duke come on! WR is third. I think as good as the offensive unit is at this point they will be even better as more players emerge. So Offense alot better than the D.

As far as the D, I thought they held their own. Linebacking is the strength of this unit. Corners pretty solid, so is Safety play. DL looked "much" improved though I reserve evaluation till we begin the season. Overall still subseptable to the big play, run and pass. We gotta be able to get more 3 and outs.

F*ck Everybody. Go Canes!

they are going nowhere with this defensive co- ordinator mybe this year they will onl give up 45 yrds a game

I know it is a scrimmage, but to any who went to the stadium and saw, you can totally see the raw talent and control of the huddle and offense that Stephen Morris has over the other 2 quarterbacks.It is just hilarious when I remember all of the Head Coaches on this blog who stated when Ryan Williams transferred here how he should be the starter and made comments like "kid reminds me of Dorsey. Won't be long before he takes Morris' job". Only thing that makes him look like Dorsey is his jersey number. Not knocking the kid at all, but when people banged on Morris and anointed this guy starter before seeing him even take a snap, it just makes me laugh right now. Mark it down, Morris will have a lights out year and will be drafted in the first 3 rounds next year. The kid has NFL talent, to bad many of the "experts" on this blog did not and still don't see it.

Offense what I expected. Defense what I expected. Soft schedule is what they needed with this defensive scheme. I know this is a spring game. Please Mr D please change your mind set from wait and see defense to attacking physical in your face hit and mug at the line of scrimmage defense. Be the intimidator. Not the intimidee.

like I have said....Alex Figueroa will be confused as a freshman in real game situation.....but lets get rid of Eddie Johnson and gionni Paul instead.....unbelievable

Morris gets hurt UM is done for 2013....crow/williams suck and olden is a complete disaster....UM better fix the QB situation....

whatever the offense does..the defense will give it back plus some....

the real answer is get rid of dnofrio and golden both.....

Offense what I expected. Defense what I expected. Soft schedule is what they needed with this defensive scheme. I know this is a spring game. Please Mr D please change your mind set from wait and see defense to attacking physical in your face hit and mug at the line of scrimmage defense. Be the intimidator. Not the intimidee.

I know this efense deserves any and all bad write ups after last year, but let's remember, this was a scrimmage. No coach shows what to expect for the first game, even if it's month's away. Which sounds like a positive thing. (the being month's away i mean).

Actually I missed the D earlier, but when spell checking, it was appropriate so I left it out.

The thing I hate the most, is all the positive hype before the season, then it seems these herald writers, manny and susan look for anything they can find to tear this program down during the season.

This game was on ESPN3. They were not going to give game film to teams they will play this year. The offense needs to become complete with the running and passing game. The defense needs to continue to get bigger, faster and stronger in an effort to be a top 50 def this year. If we can be a top 50 def, we will play in 1 of the 5 BCS bowls. #FACT!!!!

everyone gets a ribbon today....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | April 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

even Curci and Pete Elliot are laughing


q[]_[]e Gables ?

The fortitude, the perseverance, the work ethic to come back from that and the courage to go out there. Now we don’t have to worry about when he’s ready for [the] FAU [opener].

Said Golden:

courage ? fortitude ? hoopla harry high school crrraaaapppa

oye, he played wideout, averagely and not anymore, nice try, kid didn't snap his tib/fib playing for Louisville winning the Final Foul...

disgrace and disservice to those that are truly injured and obviously a nothing to do, but make it Up []_[] scripted, poorly, Cane thang.







how'd that 500+ -fense do ?

Offense what I expected. Defense what I expected. Soft schedule is what they needed with this defensive scheme. I know this is a spring game. Please Mr D please change your mind set from wait and see defense to attacking physical in your face hit and mug at the line of scrimmage defense. Be the intimidator. Not the intimidee.
Posted by: canesallnight | April 13, 2013 at 10:51

With what talent? Name one dude on the Dline that's going to draw the double?

I don't care what haters climb out from under their rocks. We have 40 returning starters. That in itself calls for a special season. It's going to start with the Gators. There lonely one win in years will remain. Book it.

And it's "their" you idiots. Lol

Very encouraging scrimmage.

Make no mistake--we have a big league quarterback and he is going to do big things this year.

The defense looks much improved and will be a big positive next year.

This team would have beaten any of my teams. So much talent, I just couldn't believe what Golden has done. No doubt, this team will break last years records.

Probably a good name for this defense would be the "no name defense" like the dolphins had.
Or, "the bend and break".
No matter what, DON'T CALL IT A DEFENSE.

So, was Morris only 12-22-181-3 without the staged TD?

gallo, it gets comical every time and every spring, whoever wrote this article can't seriously believe what they just wrote when it comes to one particular statement:
When it comes to spring football games, though, you can't just call it like you see it. Schemes are simplified and in UM's case Saturday with the game being televised on ESPN3 coaches made sure to keep things pretty basic on both sides.
Mark D'Onofrio's defense ran two coverage schemes -- basic man and zone. But really it was a lot of man coverage without any blitz packages, he said. Offensively, James Coley didn't want show anything either.

Rofl, what they fail to realize is, the terms "basic & vanilla" don't apply to oach OH-NO only in the spring, that mofo has been running a basic & vanilla scheme since he's gotten here spring or regular season, he has nothing else. 2 oc's and all of them keep torching em and the only answer we keep hearing coming out coach goldie & OH-NO is, they're waiting for our guys to get bigger. And than when you hear how they're waiting on artie burns and jamal carter to come in, bond, "she's your queen to be/Ufomba" and Alquadin Muhammad to come in order to generate a pass rush, this is the same non-sense we heard from them when the 2012 class was coming in.

So instead of hearing the coaching staff say they're looking forward to guys like ricardo williams, dwayne holliet(dog-house victim), jelani hamilton, and since they've moved jacoby & odonell to the offensive side of the ball after being red-shirted can't count on the m now either. How about earl moore and why we not hearing about gabe terry(dog-house victim).

So if this coaching staff is hollering about guys that are not even hear yet going into their 3rd year, it's clear to me this staff does not know how to recruit defensive players and than play them and coach them in the right scheme. How come on the offensive side of the ball we're not waiting or counting on that many guys coming in, in fact we're really not waiting on anyone coming in from an offensive standpoint.

UM is an offensive power house. I aggree with Morris being an outstanding QB with a big arm. We have speed on the outside, in the slot. TE's are question but I look for #46 to be the man. OL is great, and we have explosiveness in Duke, maybe Dallas and let's run the FB more.

Congrats Malcolm. You are a man's man!

Defense is still a question. I like many of the players. No confidence in D'Onofrio really, or his ability to motivate. Look for 45 - 38 games. O can play with most anyone. Go Canes!

I'm just curious, how come in all the years of UM defenses, us being smaller on defense than the other teams offense has never been a problem with us being one of the best defenses in college football, under shannon headcoached teams our defenses weren't dominant but they played way better defense than the last 2 teams coached by coach goldie.

They're already accusing tracy howard of free-lancing, they don't want guys to use there athleticism on defense they want robots to be in certain places so the soft philosophy on defense continues. Let's not use and let the athletes on defense ahtlete, let's continue to call all of these non-effective coverages that confuse only our defense, let's not take nothing away from the other teams offense, we'll just sit back and see what they do first and than try and attack it, by that time you're down 10 points if your own offense doesn't score.

I still see to many guys on defense sitting back waiting for something to happen, with this scheme, this team will never be a Truly dominant defensive team that's realiable in all games, we'll continue to hear the coaching staff say stupid things like, we held them/the other team to only 10 points in the 2nd half, or we held them to only 100 yards in the 2nd half always trying to look for little pockets in the stats to try and convince people the defense got better as the game went on.

For instance, against duke, they only scored 10 points in the first half, what happened in the 2nd half that they exploded for 35 more points. Or oach OH-NO will try and point out things like in the Virginia game, "we held Virginia to 0 points in the 3rd quarter. Look at the total store and it continues to point out that thi clown is clueless.

This scrimmage wasn't exactly a real game situation. Basic zone and man to man with no blitz packages. Don't hate on Fig because EJ and Giovanni Paul couldn't handle their business off the field. For the idiot who tried to downplay Lewis' injury by comparing it to Ware's broken leg against Duke, the difference was Lewis' injury happened down at the ankle, not mid shin. Both are bad injuries. Ware is going to have a long road back, but he won't have any range of motion issues once the bone heals up.

As long as art kehoe is coaching the o-line the qb's will have time to throw the ball and the runningbacks will continue to get explosive plays. This is why i laughed after the notre shame game when people kept hyping up there defense, when they're defense didn't have better players than our offense, we just called to many soft plays and passed the ball a whole lot more than we should have instead of running the ball with mike james more and than bringing in duke, the game plan was pathetic in how to attack shame, which again falls on coaching.

If you know you got a young team a it was said many times, than shorten the game and call alot of short passing plays where you picking up 3 and 4 yards a pass play, i can see james coley being a better oc than jedd but we definitely need to become more of a power based offense.

it's clear to me this staff does not know how to recruit defensive players and than play them and coach them in the right scheme.
Posted by: Calvin

Its clear to the rest of us that you don't know what you're talking about. YOU ARE NOT A DIVISION 1 COACH. You didn't want Duke to hit the hole hard on a goaline play. You don't know football half as well as you THINK you do. When the defense improves you'll be making all kinds of excuses (soft schedule, Onofrio called games from up in the box, FSU and UF are struggling on offense this year, etc, etc) because that's just who you are. You can't MAN UP and admit when you're wrong on any thing.

The fact that Calvin and Gallo are drawing conclusions from what they saw yesterday only proves they are not Cane fans and ignorant looking for anything negative they can find. I am not impressed with the D I saw yesterday either but that is not the D we will see this season. Throw in some Blitzes and every game we will be facing a less dominating Oline .I don't believe for one minute that we will be a dominating D , but I do believe we will be improved just based on the fact that we are more experienced and a little stronger and bigger regardless of the scheme. As far as EJ and GP they should have handled their business like the other 80 or so players did . I would like to see that production on the field as well but not at the expense of the integrity of the team . If the other players can follow the rules then so can they. Go Canes

ShaneCane: Morris the best ever at UM? No. But he's up there with respect to pro set technique and arm strength.

Best Ever: Jim Kelly: No weakness.
Kenny Kelly: Never really got the chance to really, really play. But was good. Good baseball player.
Gino Toretta: Best leader of them all. I'm surprised he didn't pan out in NFL.
Steve Walsh. Couldn't throw. But as a finance major, one of the smartest ever at UM.
Vinny T. Put it this way: Don't ask him a question. Physically no problem.
Ken Dorsey: The most OVERRATED player in college sports. Had superstars galore on that 2001 team.
J12: Jury hasn't come back yet. Nix set J12 back light years. Player injured often, had 3 OC's. But one of best to play at UM. Look at his stats.
Ryan Collins: Never really, really got the full chance to play like we knew he could play.
Craig Erickson: An "also ran."
Frank Costa: Was good. he's on my team all day long. Don't know why he didn't make it big.
Marve: A mental weakling. Had he stuck around UM would have had the best QB duo ever.
Brock Berlin: I liked him. I questioned his mental toughness.

Calvin, try to develop some new points, your one beat drumming is really boring. And lon too.

Gallo, clueless as ever. Still sad you didn't get a ribbon or any more centimeters?

And overall, why are such big time college strategists not being picked up by someone?

Cool Cat as stated by all you negative tards bottom line is wins , Dorsey was 38 and 2 with championships so why don't you guys quit picking and choosing when it wins are important. You cant use circumstances for the reason for wins , if you do then the circumstances should count for AG too. Go Canes

We have so many offensive weapons this year and our new coach is pushing the TE's...[remember them?]
The defense just needs to be above average to win the ACC.
This also turned out to be the very best time to play Florida and F$U..NO EXCUSES..

Yes, y'all's Cane defense will relatively improve come August 31st and beyond. dUh
Yet, such improvement is a FAIT ACCOMPLI. Especially when the INEPT D'Onofrio's crew was ranked NO. 117 overall in TEAM DEFENSE last season. Eh. What say.
However, unfortunately for U'all Hurricane GOONS. Marky Mark's schemes and calls and strategies and whatnot, WON'T be EFFICIENT enough to get Miami ranked in the Top 60 of TEAM DEFENSE. And that's a crying shame for the rest of the Green nd' Orange brothers.
Because the bottom line is, Stevie Morris and the rest of the HIGH OCTANE offense just CAN'T " carry " the INEPT ONE ( Marky Mark ), the ENTIRE SEASON. No matter what y'all CANESPACE good ol' boy's collectively believe.
Nonetheless, I still SEE-r a winning season in '13. THINK a 8-4 season record, for bloody instance.

Miami's ACHILLES HEEL will literally come in the guise of Marky Mark D'Onofrio's defense. Get outta' heres'!
And dig this y'all canespace bUbba's. QUESTION marks still surround Miami's kicking game and whatnot.

" i can see james coley being a better oc than jedd but we definitely need to become more of a power based offense. "

Posted by: Calvin | April 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM

This dude must surely be toking on the METH, again!!

But then aain, I SERIOUSLy don't believe this bUbba is the ONE and ONLY REAL calvin!!

Bon jour et Bonsoir

Defense is still a question. I like many of the players. No confidence in D'Onofrio really, or his ability to motivate. Look for 45 - 38 games. O can play with most anyone. Go Canes!

Posted by: dbc | April 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

This Cane rUffian brings a refreshing, OPEN-MINDED perspective and whatnot. Too bad CANESPACE Good Ol' BOy's be DELuSIONAL and whatnot.
Heck, them canespace GOONS still be yapping bout' Miami gonna' finish with a 11-1 and or 10-2 regular season record. Huh.
Still, it's HIGHLY UNLIKELY Miami's JUGGERNAUT offense can CARRY the defense the ENTIRE seaon.
Thus, loyal Hurricane brUte can surely look forward to a... 8-4 record in 2013!! No if's, but's or maybe's.
Bon jour et Bonsoir

CAROLINA Powder Puff Blue-LOST
And naturally another WILDCARD lost- ( Fill in the blank of some A.C.C. fee, fi, foe. No not your HO! )__

For instance, MIGHTY Virginia been OWNING y'all's TEAM DE JOUR the past FIVE seasons. Yet, I absolutely DON'T see-R the Cav's defeating Miami, again.

GA Cane, how is it that i we look for the negative on the team, the defense is piss poor, i could careless about spring game stats, what i do know is that since oach OH-NO became the coordinator, the defense has never been ahead of the offense in no spring and almost no games in 2 years. I know defensive schemes and how you run them and besides, what makes a good d-co is not about just calling the plays, you have to understand down and distance and make situational calls, you can't just call plays for the sake of calling them, you have to have a feel for the game which is more important that anything.

Something clown 117th doesn't have. All the players that are and have been accused of "free-lancing" are the players that are use to playing on their natural football instincts. In other words with this coaching staff there would be no ed reed(the ultimate "free-lancer")because that's a guy who plays the odds pretty good, 1st ballot hall of fame good. With this coaching staff there would be no SEAN TAYLOR(he'd get criticzed whole lot by these same clowns, they don't have a defensive system that allow guys to display alot of there individual talents because it's the old robot type of don't really on athleticism type of defense. This defense is taking us back in time when most of college football is trying to get to the level of defense they're use to seeing us play.

If in order for this defense to be sucessful we're waiting on trying to have the perfect 11 guys out there, this means we're not out-coaching anybody from a defensive standpoint. Now when it comes to player's being in goldie's dog house and the rules and this and that, all i know is, they don't want guys to speak up to them or question the schemes although it's 117th they want guys to believe it's going to work when the guys they've recruited know what works and what don't.

We never see our defense in a huddle before the offense and someone out on the field making the defensive calls, instead it's "look at me, look at me" the best thing that can happen is they send oach OH-NO up top to the booth. If offense sells tickets and defense wins championships, we'll be looking at who's winning the championships for a while!

If we can just get Gino to throw 40 T.D.'s to Andre Johnson and opposing teams Defenses to agree and allow Lewis to score on every catch, we should Win 10 games and the Coastal this year...

ok, 7-8 Wins and 3rd. in the Coastal with that 'efense.

117th defense? Who cares about Colorado's defense? What's up with the double negatives? "The defense has NEVER been ahead of the offense in NO SPRING and NO GAMES in 2 years". I think (that's what you say when you're giving your opinion) he meant 116th defense and that the defense has never been ahead of the offense DURING the spring OR ANY games in 2 years.

If we can just get Gino to throw 40 T.D.'s to Andre Johnson and opposing teams Defenses to agree and allow Lewis to score on every catch, we should Win 10 games and the Coastal this year...

ok, 7-8 Wins and 3rd. in the Coastal with that 'efense.

Posted by: Coach Goldy, Please Write []_[]s A Good Script This Season... | April 14, 2013 at 04:35 PM


oach OH-NO has no room to run anything vanilla or hold anything back, what's he hiding, must be the defense that kept us from being 118th, 119th & 120th! Yeah, don't let them see that, way to hide that scheme! A word to the not so wise, you don't need blitzes if you get back to allowing the front four to get to the qb instead of the stand em up, read run first than go to your pass rush move, by that time the qb has a real good idea of where he's going with the ball.

This defense didn't work at Georgia tech, it didn't work at Virginia or temple and so far it's been real atrocious here. For those waiting for goldie's clueless buddy to come around at the expense of the team, and every year round halloween lucy somehow kept convincing charlie brown she was going to actually hold the ball. We got alot of charlie brown's on this board that's for sure.

The problem is, because the offense looks good in practice, it will be OK. But the truth is, they are practicing against one of the worst defenses in college football. So to look good, means very little. look at the games against teams with good defenses last year, the offense didn't show they could ompete. This program has a long way to go. On both sides. Defense alot more. In the good ol' days, a long time ago, each side practiced against great competition. Making them ready for anyone. So don't think this offense is as good as the hype, it's just that until they PROVE IT AGAINST A QUALITY TEAM. I hope I get to eat these words, especially agains the turds.

Sorry about the spelling, this computer leaves out letters and I try to catch it, but fail sometimes. GO CANES

Calvin this was (and put this in you pinhead ) a "Spring Game". SHOWING NOTHING.

It was a programed rehersal to show off the players and the team. Improvements in players weight,spped agility, and to play simulated game scenarios.

NO SCHEMES, and NO DRAWN UP PLAYS against opponents were used, so to rehash your opinions about the defense of last year, makes no logical sense to apply their plays to this year's team.
All that writing says nothing.
You are a JOHNNY ONE NOTE....Rofl.
Go 'Canes

UGo, Calvina is way too stupid to understand that concept.

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