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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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Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

I'd like to see Miami hold the Hooting, Owls to TEN points, or less, but I'm thinking Miami is going to PLAY VANILLA with the ploys and schemes and what not. Seeing that Florida is the following weekend of 08/30/13. hUh

Now I'm the Curse lol. These dudes don't know what to do if they don't have someone to hate. They must be superior to someone in some way to justify their existence. Just as insecure and scary as our coaching staff-explains why they protect them and are so sensitive about them. Its like that movie MegaMan. Whats a hero without a villain lol. Can you talk football? Nope.

Cal, I'd rather not have those coaches, either despite the *fact* that they are far better schematically than Golden and his D'Omino defense. Its enough that we have Gaytors and Ultra Lames on our UM Board and administration--no need for our coaching staff to be the same.

FWIW... F.A.U. had one of the absolute WORST team offenses in major college football last season, and will be a very, very, very INEXPERIENCED offensive team this season.

So, I expect to see Miami hold the Owls to less than 320 total yards, and hold the Hooting Night birds to 13 points, or less. hUh

Hurricane QB Olson was held out of Miami's most recent scrimmage. Which indicates a RS-season for the Jersey Kid. dUh

But redshirting the Jersey Kid was an obvious NO BRAINER. hUh

Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

U'all Cane bUbba's saw it here first!!

I'm thinking that Stevie WON'T get no playing time in the fourth quarter and what not. Eh. What say.

Otherwise, there's no reason not see the Hurricanes top the ' 52 POINT ' ceiling and what not. hUh

Who knows, perhaps the defense will convert a turnover into a T.D., and thus go over the 52 point barrier.

Then, there's a special teams touchdown possibility.

I guess the scoring options are endless and what not. Get outta' here's, outsider!!

Instead of reading all the lies by Calvin, Gallo, D, Harriet...take a read at the most important opinions of all...the recruits and local high school coaches:

~Players love the personal attention from Golden and his staff, easier now that the NCAA has relaxed rules regarding contact on social media.

Booker T. Washington’s Chad Thomas, rivals.com’s No. 11-rated defensive end, said Golden has sent him a quotation before practice most every morning the past two months.

“I know it’s just for me because he’ll say, ‘I know this one is appropriate for you this day,’” Thomas said. “He sends me quotes from NFL stars, like Ray Lewis, or people who made it in life. They’re not even dealing with football, just life. I don’t get that from other coaches. Coach Golden will make sure my day is going right. That’s how I know it’s a coach that cares about you.”

Miami Northwestern three-star defensive end Mike Smith said UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow “sends me motivational speeches and letters on Facebook. He quotes a lot of scriptures from the Bible. That’s different from other schools.”

Several players cite Golden’s honesty. “Coach Golden is different from all coaches,” Hialeah Champagnat four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine said. “He took me in his office, locked the door and said, ‘I’m going to be real with you.’”

Said three-star St. Thomas Aquinas center Nick Linder, brother of UM guard Brandon: “He’s not two-faced. He’ll talk to you like a friend. You know he has your back.”

Four-star Miami Central running back Joseph Yearby said Golden “says really how it is” and doesn’t “sell [players] a lie.” Yearby's teammate, four-star offensive tackle Trevor Darling, said Golden "is an easy guy to talk to. We talk about practice, life, how his family is." And Booker T. Washington defensive end Demetrius Jackson said he was drawn to Golden because “he’s a God-fearing man and so am I. That’s a connection we have. He’s a family man.”

Golden interacts effectively with recruits’ parents. Miami Northwestern three-star cornerback Ryan Mayes said: “My mom and grandmother were very happy, and that was a big deal, because it is hard to satisfy women, especially those two. They liked the fact coach Golden is respectful and well mannered.”

A skilled staff of recruiters, strengthened by the addition of personable offensive coordinator James Coley. “The staff is awesome – they’re great with the kids,” St. Thomas Aquinas coach Rocco Casullo said. “Al Golden spoke at our banquet and people were mesmerized.”

Miami Central and former Northwestern coach Roland Smith said this UM staff is “real good at building relationships. Coach Golden asked me to coach at his summer camps when I wasn’t coaching, and I so appreciate that.”

UM’s small class size also was mentioned as a major lure. “I can’t focus in big classes,” Booker T’s Thomas said. “At Miami, I’m not going to be sitting with 100 people. It’s 30 people. The professor knows who you are.”

Golden has embraced UM’s tradition, such as playing a Michael Irvin motivational speech while players were stretching before a recent practice.

Jackson said Golden shows recruits the program’s championship rings, its two Heisman Trophies and more. Golden tells them how many Hurricanes are in the NFL. So even though most recruits were 5 or 6 when UM last won a title, the program’s rich history still resonates.

Valentine “did my research” on the great UM teams in the 1980s and said “I can bring that back. After my [former] Florida and Louisville commitments, I said, ‘Man, let me stop making mistakes and come to Miami.’”

FYI: UM has seven oral commitments among ESPN's top 171 players in the Class of 2014 --- led by Yearby at No. 21 --- and 11 in ESPN's top 300.

No for a change of pace and only facts.

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Instead of reading all the lies by Calvin, Gallo, D, Harriet...take a read at the most important opinions of all...the recruits and local high school coaches:

~Players love the personal attention from Golden and his staff, easier now that the NCAA has relaxed rules regarding contact on social media.

Booker T. Washington’s Chad Thomas, rivals.com’s No. 11-rated defensive end, said Golden has sent him a quotation before practice most every morning the past two months.

“I know it’s just for me because he’ll say, ‘I know this one is appropriate for you this day,’” Thomas said. “He sends me quotes from NFL stars, like Ray Lewis, or people who made it in life. They’re not even dealing with football, just life. I don’t get that from other coaches. Coach Golden will make sure my day is going right. That’s how I know it’s a coach that cares about you.”

Miami Northwestern three-star defensive end Mike Smith said UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow “sends me motivational speeches and letters on Facebook. He quotes a lot of scriptures from the Bible. That’s different from other schools.”

Several players cite Golden’s honesty. “Coach Golden is different from all coaches,” Hialeah Champagnat four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine said. “He took me in his office, locked the door and said, ‘I’m going to be real with you.’”

Said three-star St. Thomas Aquinas center Nick Linder, brother of UM guard Brandon: “He’s not two-faced. He’ll talk to you like a friend. You know he has your back.”

Four-star Miami Central running back Joseph Yearby said Golden “says really how it is” and doesn’t “sell [players] a lie.” Yearby's teammate, four-star offensive tackle Trevor Darling, said Golden "is an easy guy to talk to. We talk about practice, life, how his family is." And Booker T. Washington defensive end Demetrius Jackson said he was drawn to Golden because “he’s a God-fearing man and so am I. That’s a connection we have. He’s a family man.”

Golden interacts effectively with recruits’ parents. Miami Northwestern three-star cornerback Ryan Mayes said: “My mom and grandmother were very happy, and that was a big deal, because it is hard to satisfy women, especially those two. They liked the fact coach Golden is respectful and well mannered.”

A skilled staff of recruiters, strengthened by the addition of personable offensive coordinator James Coley. “The staff is awesome – they’re great with the kids,” St. Thomas Aquinas coach Rocco Casullo said. “Al Golden spoke at our banquet and people were mesmerized.”

Miami Central and former Northwestern coach Roland Smith said this UM staff is “real good at building relationships. Coach Golden asked me to coach at his summer camps when I wasn’t coaching, and I so appreciate that.”

UM’s small class size also was mentioned as a major lure. “I can’t focus in big classes,” Booker T’s Thomas said. “At Miami, I’m not going to be sitting with 100 people. It’s 30 people. The professor knows who you are.”

Golden has embraced UM’s tradition, such as playing a Michael Irvin motivational speech while players were stretching before a recent practice.

Jackson said Golden shows recruits the program’s championship rings, its two Heisman Trophies and more. Golden tells them how many Hurricanes are in the NFL. So even though most recruits were 5 or 6 when UM last won a title, the program’s rich history still resonates.

Valentine “did my research” on the great UM teams in the 1980s and said “I can bring that back. After my [former] Florida and Louisville commitments, I said, ‘Man, let me stop making mistakes and come to Miami.’”

FYI: UM has seven oral commitments among ESPN's top 171 players in the Class of 2014 --- led by Yearby at No. 21 --- and 11 in ESPN's top 300.

They ain't going nowhere till they get a defensive co-ordinator. The first game Goldie coached was against Maryland- they played 8-10 yrds behind the rt wide receiver and MD completed pass aafter pass after pass for 6-10 yrds a play- nothing had changed when they played Duke the final game last year they gotta get rid of D'Onofrio- that's all there is to it Look at the points we gave up last year against ND, DUKE VA- disgusting. You can have the biggest baddest, fastes defensive player in NCAA footbal and if they are not coached, you have rabble- that's what we saw last year rabble. Just opinion

Quote by Barry Jackson: Golden interacts effectively with recruits’ parents. Miami Northwestern three-star cornerback Ryan Mayes said: “My mom and grandmother were very happy, and that was a big deal, because it is hard to satisfy women, especially those two. They liked the fact coach Golden is respectful and well mannered.”

Another: Several players cite Golden’s honesty. “Coach Golden is different from all coaches,” Hialeah Champagnat four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine said. “He took me in his office, locked the door and said, ‘I’m going to be real with you.’”

Said three-star St. Thomas Aquinas center Nick Linder, brother of UM guard Brandon: “He’s not two-faced. He’ll talk to you like a friend. You know he has your back.”

Four-star Miami Central running back Joseph Yearby said Golden “says really how it is” and doesn’t “sell [players] a lie.” Yearby's teammate, four-star offensive tackle Trevor Darling, said Golden "is an easy guy to talk to. We talk about practice, life, how his family is." And Booker T. Washington defensive end Demetrius Jackson said he was drawn to Golden because “he’s a God-fearing man and so am I. That’s a connection we have. He’s a family man.”


A skilled staff of recruiters, strengthened by the addition of personable offensive coordinator James Coley. “The staff is awesome – they’re great with the kids,” St. Thomas Aquinas coach Rocco Casullo said. “Al Golden spoke at our banquet and people were mesmerized.”

Once again: Miami Central and former Northwestern coach Roland Smith said this UM staff is “real good at building relationships. Coach Golden asked me to coach at his summer camps when I wasn’t coaching, and I so appreciate that.”

It doesn't stop there: Players love the personal attention from Golden and his staff, easier now that the NCAA has relaxed rules regarding contact on social media.

Booker T. Washington’s Chad Thomas, rivals.com’s No. 11-rated defensive end, said Golden has sent him a quotation before practice most every morning the past two months.

“I know it’s just for me because he’ll say, ‘I know this one is appropriate for you this day,’” Thomas said. “He sends me quotes from NFL stars, like Ray Lewis, or people who made it in life. They’re not even dealing with football, just life. I don’t get that from other coaches. Coach Golden will make sure my day is going right. That’s how I know it’s a coach that cares about you.”

Miami Northwestern three-star defensive end Mike Smith said UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow “sends me motivational speeches and letters on Facebook. He quotes a lot of scriptures from the Bible. That’s different from other schools.”

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Even more from Barry: High school recruits and current players love the personal attention from Golden and his staff.

Booker T. Washington’s Chad Thomas, rivals.com’s No. 11-rated defensive end, said Golden has sent him a quotation before practice most every morning the past two months.

“I know it’s just for me because he’ll say, ‘I know this one is appropriate for you this day,’” Thomas said. “He sends me quotes from NFL stars, like Ray Lewis, or people who made it in life. They’re not even dealing with football, just life. I don’t get that from other coaches. Coach Golden will make sure my day is going right. That’s how I know it’s a coach that cares about you.”

Miami Northwestern three-star defensive end Mike Smith said UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow “sends me motivational speeches and letters on Facebook. He quotes a lot of scriptures from the Bible. That’s different from other schools.”

Harriet,

You'll need to have this looked up by someone and explained to, but here's why you're wrong as usual:

If yards and points were perfectly correlated a team's rank would be the same in each.

Canes are 82 in points and 117 in yards.

Since the game in decided by points, obviously points scored and points given up are of primary importance.

Golden has embraced UM’s tradition, such as playing a Michael Irvin motivational speech while players were stretching before a recent practice.

Jackson said Golden shows recruits the program’s championship rings, its two Heisman Trophies and more. Golden tells them how many Hurricanes are in the NFL. So even though most recruits were 5 or 6 when UM last won a title, the program’s rich history still resonates.

Valentine “did my research” on the great UM teams in the 1980s and said “I can bring that back. After my [former] Florida and Louisville commitments, I said, ‘Man, let me stop making mistakes and come to Miami.’”

FYI: UM has seven oral commitments among ESPN's top 171 players in the Class of 2014 --- led by Yearby at No. 21 --- and 11 in ESPN's top 300.

Miami Central and former Northwestern coach Roland Smith said this UM staff is “real good at building relationships. Coach Golden asked me to coach at his summer camps when I wasn’t coaching, and I so appreciate that.”

Booker T. Washington’s Chad Thomas, rivals.com’s No. 11-rated defensive end, said Golden has sent him a quotation before practice most every morning the past two months.

“I know it’s just for me because he’ll say, ‘I know this one is appropriate for you this day,’” Thomas said. “He sends me quotes from NFL stars, like Ray Lewis, or people who made it in life. They’re not even dealing with football, just life. I don’t get that from other coaches. Coach Golden will make sure my day is going right. That’s how I know it’s a coach that cares about you.”

Miami Northwestern three-star defensive end Mike Smith said UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow “sends me motivational speeches and letters on Facebook. He quotes a lot of scriptures from the Bible. That’s different from other schools.”

Chris Freet aka Ron Zook at it again.

But there's still one glaring question aside from all the appearance/first impressions based comments you posted from people: Can he coach? We all know Golden presents well and seems to be a good guy. But can he coach a Miami Hurricane team to NC is the question.

Most people are modern day monetized slaves and Golden unquestionably fits the part (look and speech) of their ideal corporate boss.

I wold bet that he began all of the conversations with: "I'll tell you what buddy....I'm not the two-faced type"..."I'll tell you what buck...I'm a God-fearing family man"..."I'll tell you the truth brudda...I'm a well-mannered, respectful and I keeps it real..you heard me." He is the prototypical leading man--as he also leads you to the adjectives he desires to be thought as. Golden is a good dude but he aint all that lol. He isn't unassuming, he's an opportunist like all of his types.

Cane fandom is dependent upon the uncompromised belief that Al Golden is a great coach...sorry.

mountaincane, just stop..U r being laughed at.

Seriously, is there a single black poornstar that hasn't PLOWED my old
Lady???? She actually gets paid to get sprayed in the face. That's my girl...AnnieBody

Oh.. Sorry fellas, it's me, OGV.

Harriet,

Not surprisingly someone with your lack of integrity and intellect assumes Coach Golden would approach a recruit with undeserved ego and lies.

You simply projected what you do in your everyday life and on this blog...lies and ignorance.

You have no worldly idea what men of Coach Golden's high caliber do or say so you rely on your belly crawling approach to life...and for you that was a huge compliment.

By the way stupid...you just lost another bet in your life of losing.

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I wold bet that he began all of the conversations with: "I'll tell you what buddy....I'm not the two-faced type"..."I'll tell you what buck...I'm a God-fearing family man"..."I'll tell you the truth brudda...I'm a well-mannered, respectful and I keeps it real..you heard me." He is the prototypical leading man--as he also leads you to the adjectives he desires to be thought as. Golden is a good dude but he aint all that lol. He isn't unassuming, he's an opportunist like all of his types.

Cane fandom is dependent upon the uncompromised belief that Al Golden is a great coach...sorry.

mountaincane, just stop..U r being laughed at.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane

Chill OGV, I haven't hit that beak nosed ho. But then again I'm just a white Canadian troll. Most know me as Canesrule 21 ships. Some know me as 9 > 5 > 2. I Han at The Space as Montreal Cane

Golden is a good coach. Did we not make progress in the past 2 years? Presentation has a lot to do with being a head coach. Do you want some clown recruiting your kid to play football?

Hey guys, head over to The Space and check out my OLD pictures of low IQ fat guys. I don't own a single pic of a hot girl so I just post pics of dumb fat guys that never attended UM. Their women are no talent little squatty bodies, that's if they have women. But seriously, check it out. I've posted every pic I have no less than 10 times

The Curse is on full tilt...as usual he's using numerous screen names while claiming various Canes fans are someone they are not, while posting lie after lie.

For years this nut has been squatting on UM sites day and night posting an insanity rarely observed.

OGV, how come nobody has figgered out that you troll here all the time? Bizarre! I also wonder how that old maggot named Oldskool keeps trolling unscathed? I think we can all agree though, that The Space is nothin but delusional trolls. And, we will win the National Championship this year

Sarasota is on full tilt, as usual he using various screen names ( GEORGE MIRA) and denying that cane trolls are cane trolls. Just more of his usual lies.

For years this delusional cane idiot has been squatting on ALL cane AND gator blogs posting insane nonsense that only Alain Dubois has topped.

Hey Oldskool, why do you have such deep seated hate for African Americans???? I know for a fact that you refer to them as " them coloreds." Do you think that those people know how much you hate them?

I disagree Calvin, conditioning does matter. I got tired of watching them fade in the 4th quarter. I got tired of watching the DL get pushed all over the place. I got tired of linebackers not shedding blocks. The D will suck until we get a DL that can pressure the qb. No secondary can cover receivers forever.
As far as the usf game I didn't watch it I was travelling so I only got to keep tabs on the internets. But, that game tipped the scales. The U doesn't lose to USF period! I don't know if you were on this blog back then but I was a huge RS supporter, and I thought J12 was a good quarterback and defended him also. He's only throwing the ball to where the play is called. I think it's pretty telling that the s and c coach is still around with AG considering how out of shape RS kids were at the end. That's poor leadership. I have tremendous respect for RS, but he's no div1 head coach. I don't subscribe to the 6'4" 250 lb linebacker mold you do. I don't care what size they are as long as they are stronger, faster, and have more heart.. that's the U way.
It's go time for AG, he talks the talk, now lets see the team walk the walk. If the D doesn't make a huge improvement D ohno better go. The U is headed in the right direction again, I'm good with that for now.

Yeah, oldskool (aka: the fat insane Curse) why do you hate African Americans. For years on all Canes site you've posted your hate for people of color. You do so even when you are not on full tilt and only riding along in your normal crazy gear.

What is it like to spend your every awakening moment polluting Canes blogs with your spineless lies and hate?

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