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Golden: "It's time to cut the cord,'' Edwards has NCAA Eligibility Center issue, Dewey will be on team -- and don't hit the quarterback.


   The second and final fall scrimmage takes place Friday night, after which Hurricanes coach Al Golden has indicated the final depth chart for the opener will be be decided. Friday's scrimmage, closed and under the lights at Cobb Stadium (adjacent to Greentree Field), will simulate a real game as much as possible -- Orange vs. White.

   "It's time to cut the cord with some of these guys,'' Golden said. "It can't be about yelling from the sideline. They're going to have crowd noise and music. They've got to learn to signal. They've got to be independent thinkers out there, work collectively in terms of safeties to corners, safeties to linebackers, linebackers to the front.

    "On offense, just getting the signal, playing fast and we'll see who can play.''

   Golden said there will be 40-50 plays with each group.

 ***   Golden stressed after the first scrimmage that tackling and completion percentage must improve. "We've got to get the tackling squared away -- fast, because that will rear its head in the opener. You don't want to be a day late on that. A bad tackling performance in an opener can destroy you.''

    Golden on his disappointment in the completion percentage: 

   "There's no excuse for the completion percentage to be the way it is. With the experience that we have, with the protection we're getting and the type of quarterback we have leading us, there's no excuse for that. So, that was disappointing. And we've got to get it fixed."

    Said quarterback Stephen Morris on Thursday: "I definitely think that's true. We definitely need to improve on completion percentage. The best way to do that is to take what the defense is giving you and not forcing anything." 

***    Morris included in his lists of "wants'' for Friday's scrimmage: "No stupid hits. No cheap shots." Overly eager freshman rush end Al-Quadin Muhammad got a bit too aggressive on a sack of Morris in Sunday's scrimmage. 

    Universal rule: You don't hit the quarterback if he's on your team.

    How hard did he hit Morris? "I was just stepping up in the pocket and trying to escape and he just caught me on my jersey and kind of pulled me down,'' Morris said. "Nothing big."

    It was to coaches. 

    "Did you explain to [Muhammad] you were on his team?'' a reporter jokingly asked.

    "I don't think I did,'' Morris said with a smile, insinuating that coaches took care of the situation.

*** Golden said he's "worried about everything right now. We have a long way to go between now and game week."

*** Golden said redshirt freshman quarterback Preston Dewey, who has not arrived at UM, "will be with us shortly and we're respecting his time and his privacy.'' 

    Last week, our Barry Jackson wrote in his Buzz Column: "We hear quarterback Preston Dewey, who hasn’t reported to the team, has a back injury that will sideline him indefinitely. It would be surprising if he ever takes a snap for UM.''

*** Freshman running back Gus Edwards, a 6-2, 225-pound bruiser from Staten Island, N.Y.,  has been missing from practice. "Gus has got to take care of a couple of Clearinghouse issues,'' Golden said. "There's nothing from an academic standoint that he's deficient in or anything like that. It's really just a Clearinghouse deal and as soon as he's cleared to go he's good to go. that should be any day now.''
    Edwards is still on UM's roster.

***  Another running back and new transfer, listed as 5-8, 198-pound junior DeAndre Johnson, has joined the Hurricanes roster from the University of Iowa. He is a Miamian and played with Stephen Morris at Monsignor Pace. In 2011 as a redshirt freshman at Iowa, Johnson ran for 79 yards on 18 carries in four games. He did not compete in 2012 and Golden said he believes he's eligible to play this season.

    "I like DeAndre,'' Golden said. "He's got a lot to learn in terms of how we do it here in the offense but he wants to be a great teammate, he wants to compete, he's trying to get into special teams. He's got the requisite speed, he's got a good build, 196 or 198 pounds. Guys like that are awessome to have on the team. They can always play a role for us."

***  Rashawn Scott wore a red, non-contact jersey Wednesday, but Golden didn't act like the injury was anything significant. "Maybe a foot,'' the coach said Thursday. "Unless it's really significant those guys have got to work it through with the trainers." 

    Scott walked by reporters, on his way to practice, without a red or yellow jersey, but it was unknown at that point if he would be limited for the session

*** The Canes practiced on the intramural field Thursday, when a light rain fell intermittently, with the early-morning start being delayed by about 20 minutes because of a lightning alarm. The media were not allowed to do any viewing of practice.

*** Greentree Field was torn up by Sunday's scrimmage and previous practices, and the divots were being filled in.

    "We're going to try to keep moving around,'' Golden said, not mentioning the field condition. 



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Great details Susan!

Glad to hear it was just the NCAA again being nitpicky about Canes players while they let other teams get away with murder with their recruits. And bringing in a guy familiar with Morris is great, he will be a capable backup in just a short time.

Gus Edwards will be back practicing with the team Tuesday 8/20 according to his HS coach.

Good coaches are always unhappy with the team this time of year. It's not the time to be content

AQM sounds like he can play right away.

After he runs laps for hitting Morris that is

Duuuuuh, Arty, how about a beer?

Duuuuuhhh, and a barbecue.

Duuhhhhhh, let's watch the boys in tight pants.

Duuuuhhhhh, u klucks, duuuuuuuuhhhh. Slunkmeant.

Duuuuhhhh, I am a closeted pig.

Did I about capture all of your posts, Pig?

Hope Gus gets cleared, we need a big back to complement Duke. He has to get some practice reps in though. At least this season we start with an easier game as a warmup test. Its gonna be humid for the second game, good thing we practice in that humidity all the time. Humidity can be suffocating. Anyone can play in the heat but when you throw in 95% humidity its different. Kind of like carrying an extra 50 lbs on your legs.

TMX - 2013 Golden Casualties

vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
luther campbell - #1 UM fan
tim ice harris - feeder coach
northwestern - feeder school
booker T - feeder school
carol city - feeder school
miami central - feeder school
norland - feeder school
Terry Richardson - RB coach
Jedd Fisch - Offensive coordinator
Geroge Mcdonald - WR coach
Mario Christobal - Head coach
Eddie Johnson - LB
Rashawn Scott-currently out of the discipline bull pen
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Alin Edouard - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Gus Edwards - RB

team falling apart already......

hahahaha your list is so ignorant. Gus Edwards just has to be cleared. Luther Campbell? You mean that rapper that got us on probation and is still bitter that Shannon couldn't coach?

I'm willing to bet that Jimmy Gaines is culprit #1 when it comes to guys who can't tackle

Rip on the blog Pig, Soldy, and the blog KAK-loving fem Gallo shows up right away.


Mario Cristobal who got a job with Alabama? Jedd Fisch who thanks to Golden is an NFL OC. Those schools we still recruit at. Players that committed crimes. Players that never wanted to go here. Wow, you actually spent time thinking up that list. hahahaha!

great city - campus - team.......the most recognized brand of the whole ncaa.....no way should UM ever settle for less than a urban meyer type.....

you just wait no matter how long it takes.....

"hire right since the penalties are huge"...dnofrio should have never been hired......golden needed more venting.....he shouldn't have made the cut to be considered....he didn't have enough experience or success for a team like UM.....


When has UM ever been able to acquire the "Urban Meyer-type?" It does not have the $ to throw at those coaches, much less a dirt-bag lying former Gatr Trash.

Gallo - KAK-loving maggot.

Jimmy Johnson was like 29-40 I believe. When did Miami ever have a coach come in with tons of experience and success? Golden has had major programs go after him. Great city, great campus, no stadium, bandwagon fans, penalties... we are lucky to have Golden. The reason we signed two of our own coordinators before Golden is we couldn't get anyone else!

Who would want urban meyers? although his players do get away with murder. go canes

The Coker buy out is what killed UM. When he signed his extension he was rumored to be one of the top 5 highest paid coaches in college football.

Oops, Gallo posted a list that was already posted in his Gator persona.

Or is it that the gator troll posted a list he had already used in his Gallo persona?

Doesn't matter, troll hasn't tricked anyone with his gallo/soldy/arty/curse/calvin/d sybil personalities. It is all the low hum of a single obsessed troll.

Logic would say if you were any good at it, you'd be paid to do so.

What logical fan looked at last season as a nine win season? After all those players left early to the NFL?

Golden did say we were in better shape than before last year. But this was the first season all players have passed conditioning! No, we aren't saying the same thing. Last year we knew it would be a rough season.

Posted by: Common Sense | August 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Logic may say that, but is it reality? No.

I did.

Knowing it was a gonna be a rough season must've been a covert thing because that sentiment couldn't be referenced in the posts. Just in hindsight as a excuse. Shannon was crap and left the program in shambles, but we knew we would struggle last season because his recruits left early???

But you get to talk logic huh?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Golden is "cutting the cord" aka already distancing himself from the players performance.

Golden is "cutting the cord" aka already distancing himself from the players performance.

Reading comprehension is not your strong suit....

Tackling issues and completion percentage problems??? Typical of the Al Golden era at UM. More excuses! Canes have a very easy schedule this year. Time for these players to suit up and show up. Be very happy "Golden supporters no matter what" the posting boards were removed--because this is year 3 for this Coaching staff--and if they fail to win this year-with the easy schedule they have--they will not get it done at all. Golden better feel the pressure and beat somebody and I'm not talking about Bubble Gum State either!
According to Phil Steele UM plays the 60th toughest schedule in the NCAA---all the excuses are over!

sorry...this is 2013.....all the top 10 NCAA teams go after the best HC out there.....

golden has not had 1 major program go after him.....in fact the only team rumored on the internet was Tennessee...but they immediately denied it and said he was never a candidate.....

Dont hate on the gatah trash because they cant read that well, much less comprehend what they are reading.

Posted by: Jim Gallo | August 15, 2013 at 01:06 PM

Might want to update your computer gaturd...






I have reading comprehension issues because I don't believe everything I'm told and have the "apparently" uncanny ability to read behind the lines and sense BS when its shoveled my way lol.

Y'all probably still believe that Columbus discovered America. Zombies.

I'm told and have the "apparently" uncanny ability to read behind the lines


Yeah, because you obviously didn't read the rest of the paragraph after he said, "cutting the cord"

And yes, we knew we'd struggle last year because veteran players left the team early to try the NFL and we had a lot of seniors graduate leaving us with a very unbalanced team. (thanks Shannon) Logic.

U purposely just took that out of context as if people can't read what I just wrote above...desperate.. protect Golden at all costs tactics.

Yall act like reading *between* the lines is some uncanny ability. Its obvious I meant "between", yall take me too serious...thirsty for an error lol.

Can't muster anything but insult rebuttals to real topics--all in effort to slurp Golden the hardest. I hope it pays off one day.

You said- "Golden is cutting the cord aka separating himself from his players performance."

Golden said- "It's time to cut the cord with some of these guys,'' "It can't be about yelling from the sideline. They're going to have crowd noise and music. They've got to learn to signal. They've got to be independent thinkers out there, work collectively in terms of safeties to corners, safeties to linebackers, linebackers to the front.

See the difference?

Golden is saying that he can't keep holding their hand--which is teaching and coaching--but isn't it obvious that on game day they'll have to perform and they'll be the ones on the field, not the coaches. This is what preseason fall camp is about, so his quotes say absolutely nothing. Golden is a psych major and 101 ish is working on y'all annually. These quotes are designed to have Us focused on the players and not the coaching. If they don't execute then its them (players), and the validity of the scheme goes unquestioned or challenged.

So players opting to leave school early left the team unbalanced and thats Shannon's fault. Mr. Logic huh lol.

But did Shannon leave the team in shambles and with garbage players is my question?

The team wouldn't have been unbalanced if Shannon produce solid recruiting classes after 2008.

Or Golden could have been saying exactly what he did say, which is that players have to learn how to signal each other because they can't depend on the coaches screaming from the sideline in a real game like they do in camp. But your probably right, that wasn't cut and dry at all. He was using psychology and tricking us! Geez...

Golden is a psych major and 101 ish is working on y'all annually.

So says the troll hanging on Goldens every word....

players have to learn how to signal each other because they can't depend on the coaches screaming from the sideline in a real game like they do in camp.

Are these statements that Golden made, new information or something you didn't previously understand or know?

If not, then what is the purpose of releasing obvious sentiments? If we already know this, then what is his point in saying it?

Thanks Sigmund Freud.
Now we have done a psychological evaluation on Golden's comments.
Really reaching there Harriet Tubman Cane(not).

As soon as Gallo shows up with his nonsense it all goes to hell.

Golden didn't put this stuff out to trick you. They ask him in interviews everyday at camp what are things that they are working on today! Right now, its communication, tackling, and improving completion percentage. You were the one who tried to make a psychological assessment out of an ordinary training camp interview.

I hang on Golden's every word, but you hang on my every word.

If I am his troll, then you are mine correct lol!

Come on GALLO luvs KAK, you can do do better than that. Insults, insults, insults--no original ideas--I'm not a genius but we all KNOW for sure you aren't.

U purposely just took that out of context as if people can't read what I just wrote above

WhAAAAAAAAA.....You have a little tebow in you.

Harriet Tubman Cane I guarantee you voted for Obama. Congrats on that by the way. Its obvious in the idiotic way you carry yourself to be an intellectual when you're obviously not. Our president does the same thing until his teleprompter gets shut off and he can't speak and says uhhh uhhh uh hhhu hhh uyhhhh uhhh. Exactly what you would be like in person i'm sure. Get a life.

I know he didn't put it out to trick me, because he can't. Your blind allegiance validates him putting it out. It aint about me, its about Us.

I didn't vote for Obama either time and knew he wouldn't do ish despite catching flack from everyone around me. Its obvious that I'm talking to the same person posting under different names, so I'm out for now. Let me know when more slaves come thru, so I can try to assist them off of their self-imposed plantations.

It's not blind faith. I like what he's doing and I feel pretty good about this season.

yeah he's gotta switch over to Calvin or Gallo now.

Ok Common Sense, I do as well (feel good about the season), I'm not trying to take that from you--because thats what a fan does. I'm still a Canes fan and not believing Golden can coach, doesn't put me outside of that fold. Peace.

Wow it's either Obama or Shannon.

You guys are amazing, go ahead and blurt it out, Riley Cooper did, it's ok it's better if you don't hold it in.

"Get a life"--we are both doing the same exact thing with our lives on a Canes blog at 2:30pm August 15, 2013. If I need a life, wouldn't you as well?

As for MLB Gaines: Who's fault is it that he plays too far off the line, gets a little bit too hung up with OLinemen. I like Gaines, but he is an example of what this DC has failed to do with regard to coaching.

I am detecting too much mediocrity. "Goldy will just have to see UM through this turbulence and then leave for a real coach. That real coach will make the primary point the D. That's what JJ did. It's what Howy and Butch did. U build the D and the offensive players will come pouring out from the Muck, Homestead, S Dade, etc.

Hi Manny and Susan! Have you given any thought to turning off the comment section of this blog or requiring a log in? It's pretty brutal for fans of UM sports to have to sift through the horrible nonsense that gets posted here. Thanks!

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Obviously not anyone else, I actually have a life. I read this site for news on the Canes, if you hate them so much why would you bother with this site. Go cheer for the felons up north, or better yet one of those vaunted sec programs who have rivers of dirty money flowing into and out of them and the ncaa never says a peep to.

I've heard that in the Case of Galloinda and his absurd lists, that it is not cold water shrinkage.

That's just all she has to offer.

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