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AP Poll: Miami is four spots out of Top 25 -- win against No. 10 Gators would give Canes big boost

The AP Poll for 2013 was just released, and as expected, Miami was not among the Top 25 teams.

However, the Canes did earn 85 points, good for what would be No. 29 in the poll. Ahead of them by one point, No. 28 Virginia Tech.

Miami finished 27th in the Coaches' Poll that was previously released.

UM gets a chance to knock off the No. 10 Florida Gators at Sun Life Stadium on Sept. 7 in the second game of the season, which would put the Canes among at least the Top 25.

Then, on Nov. 2, Miami faces FSU, which is No. 11 now but who knows by then?

Other UM opponents receiving points were Georgia Tech (6, for 38th place) and North Carolina (3 for 41st place).

From the AP's stats maven Tim Reynolds: "Fun fact that many will steal as if they looked it up: 1983 Canes didn't get a single vote in the first 4 polls, and still won it all."

From ESPN stats: No team in the BCS era (since 1997) has won the BCS title without being ranked in preseason AP poll. Lowest ranked? No. 22 Auburn in 2010.

The Canes have a favorable schedule this season. That Florida game will tell us a lot, though it is still really early. 

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Soon the yapping will stop. Look for the U to soundly beat UF. It is a great match up for the U. Our O is up from last year, their D is down a little. There O will be about the same, if that good. Our D will be much improved! Miami 27 UF 10. Hopefully UF fans can respond without cursing or calling names but 4 letter words or 2 syllables is about the max the typical UF sports fan can master. The rest of the season will take care of itself.

If the Canes win all games they play, they will be National Champions

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As usual UF is grossly overrated

UM 57
FAU 12

UM 44
UF 17

Atthat point Um will be #7 in the country and ready to run the m--fin g table


Calvin, youstupid doosh, you say FAUis eager to play UMs defense

Your stupid a55 wil be eating crow when UM limits FAU to 12 points

we are going to have to earn respect..

Seriously folks...no one here knows anything about how the game will go. Talk after the game. GO CANES

I am optimistic about this year, but let's not get carried away with NC talk. I would be satisfied with 9 wins and a persistent presence in the mid teens in the polls.That would be a HUGE upgrade from the last 6 to 7 years.

Posted by: SFCane | August 17, 2013 at 02:29 PM

Than did you forget about 2009 already when we were ranked #10 in the nation!

I don't hear any talk about a chage in the defensive scheme. Dino needs to fired if we get smashed by crappy teams again. It's year 3 already, that defense needs to be dshutting teams down. Even our own team in practice.

Stephen morris is finally getting the attention he deserves. The kid is setting himself up for a shot in the nfl. At least whipple did one thing right.

j'ville Cane, good post, but the 4-3 has more should i say "elite athlete's" than the 3-4. For instance, how many 1st rounders came out of our secondaries over the years from the 4-3 defense at safety & corner, so on the back-end it requires more athletes. Now in the front 7, our 4-3 d-linemen were always way more athletic than other teams d-lines and o-lines. Reason being most of our d-linemen were converted highschool linebackers. Now when you get to the linebackers in our normal 4-3 schemes, our linebackers were almost always able to run with receivers as well.

darrin smith use to be one of the fastest runners in state in highschool. So i'm not sure why you say a 3-4 has more athleticism to it. Now, in the 3-4 they do want a linebacker vs a runningback, but all you have to do is go and look at when pittsburgh use to play the colts when edgerrin james was their, or any 3-4 defense playing against the bronco's or Washington when portis was there, go and see frank gore, in fact see the cardinals and what they did to pittsburgh when edgerrin was there.

That 3-4 gets killed when no pressure is applied as opposed to a 4-3, even if no pressure is applied, the qb still has to make an accurate throw because his receivers are going to still have to get away from press-man and if they can't do it, it's going to be a long game for them no matter what.

Than, if you have a legit 3rd wide-out, since most 3-4 defenses don't have a nickel or dime package, so that 3rd wide-out is going to be matched up against one of those lumbering linebackers, this is how jimmy johnson ran all of those old 3-4 coaches out the nfc east when he got their, by bringing the speed game over the power based defenses.

I'm not saying it's not a defense that's not going to make plays, but the reason the 3-4 worked well alot is because alot of teams tried to just go with the power I and played it conservative, but once you spread those guys out and force those big boys to have to cover, especially since they're running zone behind it, alot of open spots for receivers to find in that defense.

In the 4-3 defense we ran, our defenses were normally more athletic than any opposing offense we faced. Now don't forget about having an above average offensive line. There is a reason nobody played better defense than UM or the baltimore ravens.

I'm hoping smo17 goes in the 1st round but those who keep thinking because smo17 got alot of praise at that manning camp that he somehow is head & shoulders above other qb's is asanine. Until he starts to dominate games no matter who the defense is and make more smart reads in real games, that's when it counts. Putting up 3 & 13 points against the better defenses, that's the smo17 that has to ger better. Putting up big numbers against garbage defenses and several opportunistic plays because the defenses stopped playing is smart football but that's not going to happen all game long.

I'm glad smo17 is our qb, but there is a big reason why he couldn't beat out jacory harris, if has gotten those things corrected and has improved on his decision making and moving the chains, he's going to be tuff to defend against because he definitely has the physical tools to make every throw.

holy crap! I agree with Calvin's last two posts... lordy, I am having a spell...it's about time you started talking actual football, instead of the internecine fighting with other commentators and blanket blasting AG, No-D, and the Amdins, while pining away for the return of RS.

I agree completely with the smo17 analysis. Offense should be good vs. poor and middling teams; test is vs. UF, FSU, UNC, VT...
The defense...who knows yet? I admit that doesn't look good that at the end of the year, we saw NO improvement.
Bottom line,
Giving AG the BOTD this year to prove progress, yes, even no-D to make marked improvements.
Can't wait, GO CANES!

oly crap! I agree with Calvin's last two posts... lordy, I am having a spell...it's about time you started talking actual football, instead of the internecine fighting with other commentators and blanket blasting AG, No-D, and the Amdins, while pining away for the return of RS.

I agree completely with the smo17 analysis. Offense should be good vs. poor and middling teams; test is vs. UF, FSU, UNC, VT...
The defense...who knows yet? I admit that doesn't look good that at the end of the year, we saw NO improvement.
Bottom line,
Giving AG the BOTD this year to prove progress, yes, even no-D to make marked improvements.
Can't wait, GO CANES!

Posted by: beedharphong | August 17, 2013 at 09:36 PM
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I think you got me mixed up, i talk football the majority of the time i post, it's those buzzards you speak of who like to do the name calling because they feel like everybody should slurp coach goldie like they do. Well several of us on here are not in the slurping business and until coach goldie improves on his 13 & 11 coaching record in a major way. See, i can tell you right now, we're not going to be fooled if goldie happens to win 9 games this year, that would still be weak in our opinions, the schedule is watered down already, so winning 9 games this year would fail in comparison to what coach shannon did when he was in charge.

The biggest thing is, and the question still hasn't been answered yet, is coach goldie a better headcoach than shannon, that's the real deal. Nobody i know of ever said coach shannon was a great headcoach, what we're saying is, is it justifiable to pay coach goldie all the money they're paying em, and all the money he was alloted to bring his boys in with just to be 13 & 11 and making excuses.

We'll all see soon enuff, we don't think coach goldie is a national championship coach, he's a solid guy, but mentally does he have what it takes to be a Miami Hurricane, and with his background, unless he begans to morph into it, the longer guys stay in the Magic City, they eventually began to morph into that Miami mystic.

jimmy johnson had to be initiated as well, but once he was, he understood for sure what it was all about. jimmy johnson was all about his football team, coach goldie is more of a politician type, trying to appease the administration at the same time because he knows he's not on a solid foundation, because when you're 13 & 11 and trying to prove you belong yourself, what can you say.

Unlike will muschamp who has already proved he belongs in the same amount of time. Now this will be a great litmus test for those who keep talking about clown 117th needs more time and are on the fence, if Fsu is playing way better defense than us with them and their new d-co in his 1st year and we're still giving up a boat load of yards come this year, but as it's already been stated, somebody is only worried about scoring average this year, lol, this guy is about as weak as they come saying something like that.

He didn't say 3rd down percentage, or being ranked high up in the turn-over category, but scoring average, is he serious, just goes to show you he doesn't understand the game good at all, he's playing checkers with oc's that play chess.

Calvin said: "Unlike will muschamp who has already proved he belongs in the same amount of time."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

No "real" Cane would EVER make that stupid statement. If Jimmy Johnson or any Cane coach or Warren Sapp or any Cane player heard someone contending they were a Cane make such a stupid statement they would knock every tooth out of the arseholes mouth, then pay a dentist to put the teeth back in just so they could knock them out again.

Calvin is an ignorant phony who knows nothing about the history of Canes football and certainly proves his amazing stupidity each time he attacks the best football coach in college football... "BIG AL GOLDEN!"

Calvin, if you ever dare to bring that chickensheet garbage face-to-face to a Cane I promise you it will be the last time you do so...you punk!

Calvin is an old far t who hasn't figured out the game has moved on. Forgive him, he was dumb, now he's old and clueless.

game has changed. For people living today, offenses are dynamic and D's need to be too. We need to be better on d---can't wait to see how we do.

Who cares that no team has ever won a BCS title being unranked to start. That defense no way can improve that much.
The Oline I look to dominate with Art back in second year making the offense even better. But defense will take another year to be worthy. And 2 years to be a 2001 monster.
Even if undefeated, someone else would be also (Ohio State), and even a 1 loss SEC window licker 2.0 team would get the Nod ahead of us.

UM lost 2 games by 5 total points, ya we got beat on the road to 2 legit top 10 teams bad. But other losses close. UVA by one point UNC by 4.

Calvin sir, Jimmy took over a NC caliber team. And Al has been a politician at times,he has had to be with the mess he inherited. I can tell you know FB, but also can tell you have a chip about Golden. In all fairness give him this year. I think as long as the team gets better stay with him. We wont change scheme ever!! We are Miami, Morris would kill in a five wide scheme. we wont do that. And we will be a 4-3 until we get pressure with 4.

Gots some dreads in Duh SEC

Way too much discussion of last year and the D specifically. Look for this team to be improved and different in all aspects. Even the O will be different with a new coordinator. Let's forget about last year and look forward to Aug. 30th.

Coaching, scheme, talent, or number of stars above a kids head matters not when half the team can't pass a conditioning test. You play a bunch of weak high school kids in div. 1 and even Bethune Cookman is gonna hang with you for 3 quarters. It took losing to South Florida for me to flip on RS, and if AG doesn't show some serious improvement this year I'll flip on him. Time to get it done AG, the traffic is cleared, drive that Ferrari like you stole it.

Calvin forget all this defensive schemes.....this is about the coaches ability. After this year if there is not a turnaround with UM.....time to make change...

bob diaco would be the perfect candidate for HC position. His defensive work got ND to the national championship so hes the kind of guy that knows how to get there.....

remember all of UM's offensive firepower will be gone next year......hard road ahead for UM football after this year.....

only the very best - proven coaches can lead UM forward and these 2 are not it...

UM lost 2 games by 5 total points, ya we got beat on the road to 2 legit top 10 teams bad. But other losses close. UVA by one point UNC by 4.

Posted by: Muschamp gonna lift a suspension he is so scared of Duke! | August 18, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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Yeah and one of those losses was too 4 & 8 Virginia!

We also only beat 2 & 10 boston college by only 9.

Barely beat NC st. by 7 and if it wasn't for thomas finnie picking off that bogus pass, NC st. was on their way to scoring, ended up beating them on that laser smo17 threw only because NC st. secondary didn't know smo17 could get the ball out there like that.

Also only beat duke by 7, so those are another 3 games that could've been losses as well.

Why is that, no defense and those teams had weak defenses as well. Than with several i kept seeing it be said that the defense got better by the end of the season, i'm curious to know what do they consider the end of the season, the last 3 games alone, since oach OH-No said this is the only category he's worried about, the last 3 teams averaged 31 points a game against our defense. If usF wasn't down to their 3rd string qb, thanks to dzp, that average would've gone up.

We'll see what happens this year, the scoring average will go down this year, but that's not an indication you playing good defense, who cares if, and that's a big if we hold FAU to 14 points or lower, than the gaytors come in and score 40 or more and than we turn round and hold whoever we play next to under 7, that would keep the scoring avergae to about 20 points a game which vault us in the top 25 for defensive scoring average but i won't mean we know how to play defense. This is why that clown is only worried about a scoring average and not the rest of the real defensive stats.

If he was real, he would know, if you focued on yards given up per play averages, 3rd down defense, turn-overs and completions against, and the run, you wouldn't have to worry about the scoring average to try and preach more fiction to the team. These defensive guys/ oaches coach goldie brought in are irritating, they run out and jump up & down and celebrate batted balls to much for me, a battted ball by a d-linemen by real d-co's was always looked at as a failure of that d-lineman not getting a True pass rush and getting lucky.

If oach OH-NO and jethro want to continue to stress batted balls, i'm sure the volleyball team could use them.

Calvin sir, Jimmy took over a NC caliber team. And Al has been a politician at times,he has had to be with the mess he inherited. I can tell you know FB, but also can tell you have a chip about Golden. In all fairness give him this year. I think as long as the team gets better stay with him. We wont change scheme ever!! We are Miami, Morris would kill in a five wide scheme. we wont do that. And we will be a 4-3 until we get pressure with 4.

Posted by: gators suck, UK gets em this year after us | August 18, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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But jimmy johnson enhanced the teams play, especially the defense, never try and sell jimmy short, howard was the one that saw and completed the vision but it was jimmy johnson who cultivated the dominant style of football that became known as UM football. it was jimmy who came in and changed the defense to what began that long run of dominant defenses, which is what sustained us even when we offenses that betrayed us the defense was the on constant.

jim gallo, i'm normally with you, but HECK NO, to bringing in somebody from notre shame to coach here, i'd rather clown 117th stay here and struggle before bringing someboyd from over there to coach here. Plus, to me, notre shame didn't play real defense, yeah, alot of there stats against averages were low, but when they played teams that had weapons and knew how to use those weapons, that defense got exposed. I was one who thought man gay'o was overrated.

CAlvin- every time youpost,your ignorance becomes more and more obvious

UNC is no team to sneeze at. If UM beat UNC by one point that was a great win esp if they had the likes of Gio Bernard.

UNC 2 yrs ago was decimated by NCAA suspensions and something like 8 starters were suspended and theystill went to LSU at night and came close to beating the eventual national champions/

Evcen if Calvin claims to betalking about football- its 90% garbage. Like praising Muschump over Golden (are you effing serious with that junk?)

But I agree with Movingzen- The U has to improve this year or else we will begin to flip (we the reasonable intelligent fans- not the idiots like Calvin). I too supported Shannon until UM lost to USF and the way they lost. PLayers obviously quit on himand he quit on the U nation by is lazy pathetic recruiting. The U should win atl east 9 or 10 for it to be considered an improvement this year. Anything less and the Goilden plan will start developing doubters, myself included.


9>5>2
I agree.

Calvin comes across as a poster who has access to locker room data and he does not.
He also takes his opinion and states it as fact. This is clownish.
He does NOT know that much about 'Cane football other than to defend his preferred personnel and (we all know who they are)., and to prattle on about our D with a targeted vendetta against all 'Canes defense.

Redundancy is like marching in one spot and never getting anywhere. Calvin is redundant so I skip his posts and read select posters.

It is fine to disagree on this forum, but to demean other posters who have opposing views as Calvin does
confirms the above!!!.

That's the way to do it.
The 'U' 28 Fl. 10
Go 'Canes

Coaching, scheme, talent, or number of stars above a kids head matters not when half the team can't pass a conditioning test. You play a bunch of weak high school kids in div. 1 and even Bethune Cookman is gonna hang with you for 3 quarters. It took losing to South Florida for me to flip on RS, and if AG doesn't show some serious improvement this year I'll flip on him. Time to get it done AG, the traffic is cleared, drive that Ferrari like you stole it.

Posted by: MovingZen | August 18, 2013 at 08:09 AM
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Don't get caught up in that conditioning test non-sense. Just ask yourself this question, who played better defense, the so called "out-of-shape shannon defenses or this so called "better conditioned" combine ready coach goldie teams. Since the whole team is in tip top shape,(eliminating thee excuses one at a time).

The difference is this, when you saw that usF game, yeah you can blame it one shannon cause he was the headcoach, but that lost was all on coach mark nipple the oc who shannon didn't hire, the administration forced that man on shannon because they didn't like the way shannon kept axing coaches who didn't perform. So nipple first off how did we get shut-out in the whole 1st half of the game, that's not on shannon that's on the oc. Just like most people here don't blame coach goldie for the 117th ranked defense, how is it that shannon continues to get the blame for that inept oc.

j70 hadn't basically all year long and nipple inserts him into the game and calls another high risk, low reward play. People somehow say j70 was an interception machine but don't point out all the qb's threw high picks while marl nipple was here but as soon as jedd comes in, j70 only had thrown about 5 picks all year before the boston game, so was it that j70 was an interception machine or was it the offensive scheme. j70 barely threw picks in highschool just like he did his senior year here.

Anyway, that's not to say shannon was some great headcoach, but here's the thing that bothers me about coach goldie, he has no real True confidence, otherwise he wouldn't be complaining about the schedule. Here's another example of the type of headcoach we're use to having:
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4. SCHEDULE: Taggart wants USF to be big-time, so he welcomes nonconference dates on the road at Michigan State and Miami in September. Winning either one of those would provide a huge lift heading into conference play.
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Coach taggart is going to have them boys right, so come september, coach goldie an play around if he wants to, but this man is a real good coach for sure. Coach goldie seems more like an athletic director at times than a football coach.

totally disagree Calvin.....he is the BEST DC AVAILABLE....dont care where he came from.....you aint gonna get kirby smart although I'd make a play for him also.....BTW, Smart got Alabama where they are today...not saban....

diaco stats:

total defense - #7
scoring defense - #2
pass defense - #25

57 tackles for loss.....18 sacks for for 106 yards.....all this with the #4 hardest scheduled in NCAA.....


come on dude...ND went 12-0 and got to the show.....and the defense was what got them there.....you cant dismiss that......whoever gets diaco will get a hidden gem.....i think this guy really has talent....ask any BC alumni how furious they were when BC went for steve addazio.....rumor was diaco was a little too thug for boston college and couldn't recruit the northeast like addazio could......HUGE mistake....

this guy is PERFECT for UM....

ru kidding me.....can you imagine if smart or diaco were at UM coaching the defense.....how great we would be? We have a loser MAC coach here.....it is a complete travesty.....

Here's the thing - in your (Calvin/Jim Gallo) delusional minds people disagree with you and call you dumb because they don't like what you're saying.

Fact is, everyone agrees with you about D'Onofrio and everyone agrees that Golden needs to win more this year.

Those are your main theses, and everyone agrees.

So the fact that everyone's constantly calling you idiots and don't believe you're actually UM fans has nothing to do with what you're saying and everything to do with the idiotic way you're saying it.

totally disagree Calvin.....he is the BEST DC AVAILABLE....dont care where he came from.....you aint gonna get kirby smart although I'd make a play for him also.....BTW, Smart got Alabama where they are today...not saban....

diaco stats:

total defense - #7
scoring defense - #2
pass defense - #25

57 tackles for loss.....18 sacks for for 106 yards.....all this with the #4 hardest scheduled in NCAA.....


Posted by: Jim Gallo | August 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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Man, that's desparation, i could careless what the stats say, we should never bring anybody or anything from notre shame, i didn't want olsen here when he came. Had we kept john lovett here we would've still have been real solid on defense. If coach lovett was still here the defense would either still be a top 20 defense for real, to more than likely better simply because other teams would've more than likely had to play catch up and take more chances which would've created more opportunities for the defense.

As far as Bama goes, kirby smart is definitely doing a good job with their defense, but even still, i wouldn't want him either to be the headcoach. In fact i wouldn't mind coach goldie being the headcoach here as long as we had more True Miami Hurricane assistants on staff. But coach goldie being the headcoach here mixed in with his minions is not a national championship formula.

bob is a good d-co for sure and brian kelly understands how to hire real good assistants, but i'll never want anything from notre shame, could be the greatest coach/s in the world, who cares, stay there while we figure it out here, cause it doesn't take us long to get back where we're suppose to be when you don't have bozo's jacking it up.

People keep trying to defend that troll shalala, but she is the one who allowed the most incompetent coach at UM of all time to fire lifetime/cornerstone assistants that i said back than will set UM back for a long time. You don't get rid of guys like kehoe, soldinger, hargreaves and the likes. They carry the tone and mindset of the program, that's the main situation that set this program back this far. Which is why when coach shannon came in i kept saying it back than that shannon was the 1st headcoach to have to start basically from scratch and try to hire assitant coaches who didn't have that UM championship mentality of knowing what it takes to get it done.

Just like these assistants that are here now, they can try and talk about UM football all day long, but if your name ain't art kehoe, coach barrow or hurlie brown, guys that actually know what UM football really is and have won championships with UM, than the rest of them are just hope coaching, makes a big difference.


So shannon didn't have the championship mentality road dawgs to ride with em, had he been able to bring kehoe back, soldinger back and the likes, it would've been made that much easier. You see how the o-line respond to art kehoe, they know he knows what he's talking about, his resume speaks for itself.

ru kidding me.....can you imagine if smart or diaco were at UM coaching the defense.....how great we would be? We have a loser MAC coach here.....it is a complete travesty.....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | August 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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I understand all of that and what you're saying, but i got to much UM pride to ever be happy for bringing someone here that has been tainted by notre shame. Again, i could careless how good a coach they might be at notre shame, once you've been tainted by that over there, never come here. This is another reason why i couldn't wait for "thee incompetent one" that took over after butch davis left. 1st he goes and brings in a gaytor to start and be the qb at UM, violates all principles, than he goes and brings in olsen from shame, no real UM headcoach would do that.

Than people talk about how great a comeback it was by brock berlin against the gaytors, yeah he better had and he had no choice, he was the one who dug us in that whole in the 1st place, so from me he get no credit for that, had he done his job in the beginning of the game, it would've been a blow out. But hey, guys these days are shallow like that and don't have real pride no more. Back in the day, a qb like brock berlin would've either gotten swung or threatened during the game or halftime for a stunt like that.

Ask ken dorsey how he felt around nate webster, the fear of failing some of your teammates has always been the great motivator. kyle wright wouldn't have lasted that long if it wasn't for guys being threatened with their schalorships if they did anything to em.

Mmmmmmm Montreal mmmmmmm. I love your warm man goo. So warm going down
Mmmmmmmmmm Montreal Cane mmmmmmmm

Awwww 'Sota, []_[] know I love you man. How did everyone figger out that I'm Canesrule AND 9 > 5 >2 ??? It doesn't matter, they caint ruin what we have, a completely delusional image of our beloved eroded []_[]. It's all about dis []_[] and of course, punching your donut.
I love you too bro. We will win the NC this year because we are the greatest college ever. It doesn't matter that you never attended Duh U 'Sota, I love you.

And Michel cited this: “What concerned me was Miami’s facilities,” Michel said, adding Georgia’s are nicer. “They should be more up to par. And the fan base is not too big, not what I would expect.”
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Than congratulations, go elsewhere as you have chosen to do. But apparently this guy doesn't understand UM games anyway, you don't come here because of the facilities or the crowd, you come because you're a MIAMI HURRICANE at heart. So you understand this is the same path that all the Great Ones that came before you walked so if it was good enuff for them, it's definitely good enuff for U. I like how people said we were behind the times, but what out facilities did was keep guys humble & hungry. As long as we keep that, we'll be alright, i know back in the day, our facilities is what pissed the rest of the country off, not only are we a small private school, but we consitently beat the dog doo doo out of college football and consistently produced 1st rounders from those same "behind the times" facilities.

Also, enuff with the we're bigger & stronger talk. Heart is what matters the most out there, let the other teams think they can intimidate because of their size, nobody at UM cared about that except coach goldie and his minions coming in. Now of course defensively you're going to have to be bigger and stronger with the technique their teaching now on that side of the ball, because it revolves a whole lot around engaging blockers and than shedding them, and not on athleticism.

This is what makes alot of those defenses from the big 10 and the likes look real slow, they always had the engage, shed than tackle philosophy. Where we always had that see ball, attack & get to the ball mentality, don't waste your time engaging with slow blockers to help give them the advantage.

Under shannon as the headcoach, you rarely ever seen confusion on defense, jsut guys not making plays but they were 98% of the time put into position to make plays.

There was poor tackling when shannon was head coach. This unit tackles better when in position. The in position part is really the problem.

I hope they aren't planning on winning with high scoring offense again. Morris and Duke shouldn't be expected to carry the team....that's not hurricanes football.

I don't have time to read thru Lady Calvina endless nonsense, but here's a couple things I caught as I scrolled by:

1. Points given up doesn't matter, it is yards or some other metric. Maybe because canes were 82 in points and 117 in yards so it doesn't fit his ongoing storyline. 82nd obviously stinks, but I'll worry about points. The biggest self proclaimed football genius doesn't worry about points.

2. Conditioning doesn't matter. The fact the team Golden inherited was weak and poorly conditioned doesn't matter, The fact marble mouth RD didn't let Swassey do his job doesn't matter.

That's all you need to know from this moron.

your being penny wise and pound foolish calvin.....the focus is a defense oriented HC...just like jimmy and howard was....when dennis got here the UM defense couldn't be improved....they were already at their top form.....

second there are not a lot of DC that are AVAILABLE.... a guy like diaco will not come as a DC.....so he was to leapfrog above coley since coley is yet unproven at the OC position.....

focus on defense and the rest falls into place.....dnofrio will never get UM to the show and golden will not fire him, so where does that leave UM?

all this is...is an exercise in fantasy.....

btw...what statement is idiotic reality? please cut and paste it and tell where it is idiotic.

Editor:

No, we still aren't changing. Keep writing often though.

Love,

Manny and Susan

Lol at "Mountain Cane" calling Marble Mouf,..."Marble Mouth." FINALLY figgering it out fool.

Calvin writes 90% football and 10% rebuttals to personal attacks at him because of what he wrote. You all write 90% about Calvin and the other 10%- "Go Canes"-- but how is that supposed to sustain discussion on a blog.
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It is fine to disagree on this forum, but to demean other posters who have opposing views as Calvin does
confirms the above!!!.

That's the way to do it.
The 'U' 28 Fl. 10
Go 'Canes

Posted by: UGoCane | August 18, 2013 at 09:34 AM
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Where can I find this demeaning of posters with opposing views, because what I just read from him was all football talk, J'Ville Cane noticed and replied with a difference of opinion, making for good reading for all of Us. So whats the problem now? He's old, dumb, a Gator? Why are projecting your style onto him, when we can all read?

Why are y'all *incapable* of talking football, like he does effortlessly (even if u disagree with his opinions)? If a poster doesn't regurgitate Golden then he's dumb...thats an oxymoron. If we can't talk about last season, then what are we supposed to discuss?

Gallo and Calvin just disagreed lol. So are they still the same person? Of course not. You dudes ability to post is in serious jeopardy today. U may need to create more blog nemesis's to justify your existence here.

Here's the thing - in your (Calvin/Jim Gallo) delusional minds people disagree with you and call you dumb because they don't like what you're saying.

Fact is, everyone agrees with you about D'Onofrio and everyone agrees that Golden needs to win more this year.

Those are your main theses, and everyone agrees.

So the fact that everyone's constantly calling you idiots and don't believe you're actually UM fans has nothing to do with what you're saying and everything to do with the idiotic way you're saying it.

Posted by: Reality | August 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Thanks for saying this because it validates everything I'm saying. If Gallo and calvin just need to work on how they're saying things, then they don't need to work on anything at all. The people who have the problem do. Don't nobody have to learn how to say the truth to y'all--yall need to learn to accept and be grateful for someone telling y'all the truth no matter how its said or who they are. Who do yall think yall are?!?! I'm sensing jealousy. Y'all think Calvin is a black man and yall believe that a black man has no right questioning Golden, being an independent thinker, or even being intelligent. Yall want him to stay in his "place".
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I don't have time to read thru Lady Calvina endless nonsense, but here's a couple things I caught as I scrolled by: -mountaincane
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Thats all you do though???? U don't exist without Calvin's posts.

Can U dudes stop chiming in with insults and let these guys talk sports, some of Us appreciate differing viewpoints and scheme discussions...thanks!

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO THINKS THE OFFENSE HAS BEEN GIVING IT TO OUR DEFENSE , CHECK THIS LINK OUT :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRHF96kEMQ

If an opponent doesn't gain yards then they definitely won't score points--once again!--the sequence of events continues to be an issue for you. Yards proceed points--but you feel comfortable calling people dumb and ignorant smh.

D'omino's defense is designed to give up the whole field, every opponent possession and then hold them to a field goal (at best) in the red zone. Huh??? Thats how the yardage was ranked up.

If that aint the definition of "hope coaching", then I don't know what is.


Under shannon as the headcoach, you rarely ever seen confusion on defense, jsut guys not making plays but they were 98% of the time put into position to make plays.

Posted by: Calvin

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Ha! Tell that to Virginia you lame brain...48 points later in the last game ever played in the Orange Bowl against a team that had a mediocre offense at best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRHF96kEMQ
THE DEFENSE IS WHIPPING THE OFFENSE ASZZZZZ!!!


So shannon didn't have the championship mentality road dawgs to ride with em, had he been able to bring kehoe back, soldinger back and the likes, it would've been made that much easier. You see how the o-line respond to art kehoe, they know he knows what he's talking about, his resume speaks for itself.

Posted by: Calvin

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Art Kehoe and Don Soldinger were part of the group who desperately wanted Shannon fired...you know nothing Calvin!

I see the Curse is using the HarrietTubmanCane screen name on this blog as his latest r.a.c.i.s.t statement.

Some things will never change...

Harriet, these clowns are comical to me, you can tell who knows football and who doesn't.

jim gallo, again, bob can stay where he's at, no way i could tolerate that crap, a coach from notre shame or the gaytors coming here, i blasted shannon for hiring aubrey hill back when he did, i could careless he was from Miami. Didn't care to much for jedd fisch being here, he gayto traits showed in the redzone when he started calling all them soft plays.

I understand where the focus should be, but bringing bob in would be an insult to UM and would show real desparation. I'd rather stick with this mac crew before we start selling out more UM principles. I'm good my man on that, that would never sit well with me.

That's the one way you'd get me to be in favor of supporting alot of this staff as well, by threatening to bring somebody from the gaytors or notre shame to lead this program, that wouldn't be a good idea.


My man DE Gilbert getting some love from Miami's D-coordinator.

Matter of fact, all 3 D-line transfers are getting some serious attention from the Hurricane D-coordinator.

Chit, Gilbert AIN'T even 100 percent, yet, and he was " doing it " in the last scrimmage. hUh

Heck, my main man Gilbert only played about 22 plays, and what not, in Miami's last scrimmage before their opening game.

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