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Coach Al Golden on Hurricanes D: "The biggest thing was to not change...''

I watched and listened to Al Golden as part of ESPN's "Car Wash'' today, and I was impressed by his answer to Samantha (Steele) Ponder, when she asked him...

"Defensively I know you wanted to make some changes this last year. What are the things you think need to change in order to get the defense where it needs to be?"

Golden's response:

"I think the biggest thing was to not change, was just to take all the young kids, the 14 or 15 freshmen we played over there and just to quiet their minds down, settle them down a little bit. I felt different about the defense in the spring – there was a calmness, they were communicating more. And then of course getting [defensive tackle] Curtis Porter back and then giving everybody another year in the weight room.

"[Linebacker] Denzel Perryman grew up on the stage for us, played at 208 and then 212. He’s 243 now. [Linebacker] Jimmy Gaines is 240. [Linebacker] Alex Figueroa is 238. [Defensive end] Anthony Chickillo is another guy who played for us at 45 and 50. He is now 275. So those kids had to grow up and were forced to play before they were ready. Now, they’re settled in, they know the system and we’re excited about who we have coming back on defense."

The Canes ranked 116th (of 120 FBS teams) in total defense last season, allowing an average of 486.4 yards per game. They ranked 112th in rushing defense (217.9 yards allowed per game), 102nd in pass defense (268.5), 105th in tackles-for-loss and 113 in sacks.

We'll see this season if Golden's patience pays off and if the D-linemen get free to attack the quarrterback. That will make all the difference to a team that appears to be offensively gifted.

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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And the beat goes on for UFelony. Now they got some white dude in the league (Actually never heard of him)dropping N-Bombs in videos....haha....how truly sad. It's bad enough your recruiting class is HORRIBLE....probably attributed to the 75+ arrests including one serial killer that came out of that cesspool. Now this??

Like I said before....

You cant BE LIKE US....
Or accomplish like us....
Or break records like us.....
Or have TD streaks like us....
Or have the most players in the pro-bowl like us....

If your NFL'ERS ARE SUSPENDED and not playing.

Oh well....

I'll fight any n***er in here. .....sincerely

From what it looked like to me, reily cooper wa using the word appropriately ain a universal context, cause I don't think you gone see no brotha's or enuff of them at a concert like that for the word "any" to be used, it would've been more like i'll fight "that"so apparently he was talking about some other Caucasians cutting up. Had he been at any other concert you already know what time it would've been.

He said " I will jump a fence to fight any n--66er"

Typical cracker a55 gator from the deep woods of Alachua county where the toothless hillbillies of Florida concentrate around. If there was a florida version of Deliverance- its over yonder in Gainseville. And the thug waste of DNA players that poulated that diploma mill are now one by one showing their true colors

Hey Riley yopu little long haired freak- we know you and Timmy Teblown were roomies. What did you rednecks talk about between loads?

I'll fight you, Riley. and I am white. Come over down here to the 305 and I will fight you in the name of all my 305 brethren of color (who incidentally will not need my help!)

Good luck in that locker room you racist neck

Miami beat only 7 teams in total sacks!! D corch needs to go, and now AG says that NO CHANGE is good??!!Therefore, he likes Miami being last in the ACC in defense and 5% of the bottom feeders in total defense...

What the hell is AG smoking??!!

Freaking D corch defending biatches!! RS in 2008 played a lot of freshmen and in 2009 he won 9 games and all 3 loses were by 7 points or less (with those FR now sophomores and new freshmen in 2009 ....Therefore, AG has to do better, if not he needs to fire D corch or RS was a better HC than he is...

Typical racist gaturd trash

Hey Guys--Aaron Hernandez here...do me a favor and go easy on my Gator brother Calvin, Gallo, "D", Play the freshmen, Nashville Cane etc.

Believe me it's not easy keeping all those different aliases straight and by now you know the brother don't have a whole lot going on upstairs...and that goes for downstairs too...lmao!

Anywho, that whole new lie he's cooked up about "natural weight" and how players can't compete when they get bigger is something he shouldn't be attacked over, 'cause the man really is that stupid.

I was talking the " Willy the Bag Man" on my daily 10 minute call and he confirmed that Driskel, the dueling banjos kid, will be gone for a month and that two week nonsense is just normal Gators lies. It won't matter as Golden has been laying in wait and after the Coker/Shannon debacle and NCAA attack he's got the Canes back in their normal groove...championship football.

Gotta run, it's lights out and the screws don't have any use for us cowardly gators.

I wonder if the dunce Pouncey twins will be wearing "Free Riley" hats? Pure Gator trash.

Driskill is playing on the 7th and shame on any cane fan that doesn't want to see him on the field for that game.

Why bulk up all these players to play the prevent? Thanks for erasing my last comment.

It's going to be a long season for reily, he was talkin like the league was still how shula liked it, once he shws up for training camp it'll all become crystal clear to em. I like how people only apologize after they get caught on tape, lol, had it not been for that tape like mark furman these clowns would still be out there getting it in!

Wow, didnt see that one coming. Riley has a house on my street here in Gainesville and stays in the offseason. Im a Hurricane grad MBA 92.
This guy has played at the pool with my son and was a First class person. He had Brantley with him. They were tossing a jr Miami Hurricane football with my son and doing backflips playing in the pool.
I am giving him a pass on this one. He probably was drinking to much. Its not his normal behavior.
But sorry Riley you will here me screaming at the TV on 9/7 FvK!! dem gators!!

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