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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. 

   SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Coach Meyer where's my gun? Does muschump the bag man have it?

Geez. This blog has gotten absurd. Why can't we talk about the good kids on the team every once in a while instead of name calling and being disappointed in the staff. Look at the overachievers we have at the U. The hard working kids and coaches. And there are a ton. Can't we look forward to the season for once and stop the trash talking? I'm a Canes fan and tire of the lack of true discussion here.
And why is it that anyone who disagrees with President Obama's policies is automatically called names? As if any political discussion is warranted on a Canes blog.

Total uncompromising allegiance to a football coach but not to their own Commander-in-Chief. I don't advocate uncompromised allegiance to anyone, but damn.

Hate the Gators soooooo much, but have the same ideologies as them. Cut from the same cloth/rag.

Same dudes--just one likes orange and green and the other likes orange and blue.

Harriet/Gallo/Calvie/Not a Cool Cat/The Pig/ and your many other cowardly aliases...

You gator festering boils have no lives. You hang on every word uttered by Coach Golden stupidly trying to twist the meanings of his words into a negative or publishing lists that even morons chuckling at and shaking their heads at the sheer ignorance being displayed.

Al Golden is the best college football coach in America. The Miami Hurricanes under "Big Al's" leadership will soon earn our 6th National Football Championship.

As the great Jimmy Johnson said; "Al Golden is the right man for the job of resurrecting the Canes back to where the program belongs, which is atop of the college football world. Al is highly intelligent, organized, a disciplinarian and is blessed with a world of football knowledge. Obviously, his job has been made much tougher due to the 3 year NCAA investigation that would have destroyed most any other football program. But, in Miami's case Al Golden has done an incredible job of keeping the program together."

" I don't advocate uncompromised allegiance to anyone, but damn."

Yes you do. Your sky fairy.

I've already demolished you and "Occum" on the subject of God's existence and you're obviously still damaged from that discussion, since u keep bringing up the God that you say doesn't even exist every single time I post lol.

Let me clarify: I don't advocate uncompromised allegiance to any man. The Creator is not a man of course--he couldn't be, never has been, and never will be. He neither begets, nor was he begotten. He has no need for food nor slumber (rest). All things that U need, so sorry, you aren't God--no wonder u don't want Golden to have any accountability--you don't believe in it lol.

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?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 15, 2013 at 02:08 PM
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My name is Calvin and i approve this message!

Wow, no offense but how dumb would you have to be to honestly think that your religion is the one out of thousands that wasn't completely made up?

Golden said he's "worried about everything right now. We have a long way to go between now and game week."
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Man, this guy is starting to act like a girl, going into year 3, WTF is he talking about, i thought he just said the other day something to the affect of "this is the best he's felt about the team since he's been here and how mature they are and how calm he's been because of it" now here we are getting closer to game day, and he's talking like this now, where is/did the confidence of him going into his 8th year as a headcoach and 3rd year here go.


oh for pete's sake, goldie, Stop whining!!!!


Posted by: CaneFan'72 | August 14, 2013 at 02:15 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/08/with-injuries-mounting-um-coach-al-golden-says-i-do-not-feel-good-about-the-offensive-line-situation.html#storylink=cpy

And Duke Johnson said himself that his relationship with Shannon solidified his commit."

He never said that. You pulled that out your ass.

Posted by: Reality | August 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Ask Manny, Shannon knows his family and mom.

I critique everything Golden says (he is the coach), and you critique everything I say (who am I for U to be sweating my sac so hard)? Changing aliases to keep the stalking fresh.
Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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HarrietTubmanCane, don't worry about trying to prove nothing to these imbeciles, they're not connected like that so it's to far fetched for their feable minds to understand that most people from the City grew up with the parents of the kids who're playing now. They don't understand and think shannon is just some rudy poo coach that doesn't know football or something. They keep trying to judge him as shannon the headcoach, in which he didn't do a bad job, but while they're judging shannon, the question still hasn't been answered or still isn't clear yet on whether coach goldie is a better headcoach than shannon.

If people want to be honest, but we know they won't and can't, as it stands right now, coach shannon did a way better job when it comes to game day coaching and fielding a team that competed game in and game out than what coach goldie has done. People luv to say "coach goldie had to clean up the mess shannon left" but those same individuals who blame shannon til this day for the last game in the O.B. in shannon's first year, none of them have ever said, "coach shannon had to clean up the mess left" to him by "thee incompetent one" before him".

Let's do a small comparison, here's the qb's & o-line shannon got left:

jason "i have no weaknesses" fox
matt "turnstyle" pipho
ian symonette
a.j. trump
chris barney
reggie youngblood
chris rutledge
tyrone byrd

kyle & kirby
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Coach goldie left with:
brandon washington
seantrel henderson
jared wheeler
jonathan feliciano
brandon linder
shane mcdermont
ben jones
jermaine barton

j70 & smo17
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shannon's first 2 years 12 & 12 with 1 bowl lost
goldie's first 2 years 13 & 11 with way better talent in this group alone!

Also, to make matters worst, shannon won alot of his games when the players he left goldie with were younger, goldie got them when they seasoned!

So to those who keep missing it, the point is not about whether or not shannon was some great headcoach, the point is about whether coach goldie is a better headcoach than shannon, not to mention who's been given way more money to work with.
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Hey jerkoff, no need to repost your nonsense, no one gave a sh*t the first time.

Still waiting on Duke Johnson saying Shannon is the reason he came to UM???

Calvin, Nick Saban talked about how he was unhappy with where Alabama is. bet he can't coach either. Coaches aren't supposed to be satisfied with their team! Not in training camp. It's so funny that Calvin says the same thing the other troll says in different blogs, yet we're supposed to pretend they aren't the same guy.

Because there's only one, if you'd study them instead of being lazy, giving up on yourself and quitting = also known as becoming an atheist-- because U just found out that Jesus wasn't God, then you'd know that. When you remove all the paganism and deductive rhetoric of men (because men are inclined to the pursuit of their desires and don't really want any rules of conduct or a basis to be judged upon), then focus on god's description of himself in every revelation and criterion he sent (The Psalms of David, Torah, Bible and Quran) then you;d be able to see the man-made distortions of men who don't want guidance, but love gray area, so they created some. Its so hard to fathom that someone gets it when you don't. Well, I didn't always, so u can do it too lol. The difference between you and I, is that I refuse to settle with the excuse of; "this is all so confusing...so it must all be bs." It aint confusing, your enemy has made it appear that way on purpose, so you'd quit or take the easy route (someone else is accountable for my sins)--its actually clear and easy.

Learn God's attributes (wherever u come to a lace where God's description of his characteristics is compromised or contradicted--then you know its a fabrication by some miscreant), then go back and read--it will lead you to all of our religion. The only one religion, that doesn't belong to any race, language, creed, region, or culture. You are also under-estimating, discounting, and ignoring the existence of one being, his many offspring and their mission as well. Once u figure that out--then it will explain how all of this mix up and confusion ever even took place. This is a Canes blog tho--so I apologize--and will move on.

Johnson remains a Cane, for now

By Chad Simmons
South Recruiting Manager
Date: Nov 28, 2010

Randy Shannon and Randy "Duke" Johnson had more in common than a first name and that helped him commit to Miami early in the process. Find out what he thinks now after Shannon was let go Saturday night.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=2&c=1026337&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2frecruiting.scout.com%2f2%2f1026337.html

There U go "Reality/Letter to the Editor/Idiot/fake HarrietTubmanCane"

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Its in this article.

Again, Duke would have been a Cane if Mickey Mouse was the coach. He was always a Cane.

What I wouldn't give to put Calvina/Gallo across a table to discuss football. After he got done peeing his pants Golden would eviscerate the cross dressing twat.

Duke Johnson decided he was going to be a Cane when he was in elementary school. Randy Shannon played no role in Duke's decision one way or the other. Just more Calvina/Gallo lies.

Coach Golden's comments are spot-on, with the message being that the baby sitting service is now over and our players must start making decisions based on what they've been taught (coached), which is precisely what will be required of them once the season starts.

Al Golden is the best coach in all of college football...and that's why the cowardly gator trolls are constantly attacking the man.

Again, Common Sense, that post isn't for U, its for Reality--unless of course yall are the same person. He said that Duke has never mentioned RS, nor was RS instrumental in Duke coming to UM. Now what I'm saying is fact (RS recruited him, got the verbal and they had a relationship), and what you are saying about Mickey Mouse isn't.

What he said is so spot-on because its a no-brainer. We all know that coaches don't actually play in the game lol. U r so blown away by any and everything he says. Al golden is the best coach in college football...Al..is that you...? You should get back to practice if U so concerned right now LOL! F' this blog...go coach our team dude!

That's a pay site, I can't read it.

Harriet,

You are clueless...again, Duke was wearing UM gear when he was a 4th grader and telling anyone who would listen to him that he was going to be a Miami Hurricane.

Is it your position that Randy Shannon was visiting the kid at his elementary school and selling him on being a Cane?

Randy Shannon was a great recruiter, but in the case of Randy Johnson he played no role in the kid's decision to be a Cane.

Al Golden is the best college football coach in America and will soon deliver the Canes their 6th football National Championship.

Go Canes!

Could some fan any fan prove to me that a de an can cover a tailback in the flats while playing prevent.lol

Lady Calvin,

The answer is, YES, Golden is a better HC than Shannon.

Easy question, because everyone is a better HC coach than Shannon. That's why of 120 teams no one wants him as a HC. Now that he's bben exposed, no one wants him as a DC either.

Foo

The Sybil group commenting obsessively on Golden's comments obviously don't know much about being a football CEO.

They have to feed the press, when they don't want to say or give anything away. Have you ever heard a Belechek pre-season or in-season interview? Guess not.

You just liked trying to figure out what marble mouth was trying to say. Or if Urban Liar ever said anything truthful.

foos


Al Golden is the best coach in all of college football...and that's why the cowardly gator trolls are constantly attacking the man.

Posted by: Ron Zook | August 15, 2013 at 05:09 PM

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Goldie is not even ' the best head coach ' in the WEAK a.c.c. Let alone among the major conferences in Pax Americana Wehr Macht. hUh

Nonetheless, I do give you credit for your EMBELLISHMENTS!! Eh. What say.


As the great Jimmy Johnson said; "Al Golden is the right man for the job of resurrecting the Canes back to where the program belongs, which is atop of the college football world. But, in Miami's case Al Golden has done an incredible job of keeping the program together."

Posted by: Ron Zook | August 15, 2013 at 03:28 PM

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Coach James Johnson said the same thing about Coach Randy Shannon.

So what's your point!



Could some fan any fan prove to me that a de an can cover a tailback in the flats while playing prevent.lol

Posted by: Tallycane | August 15, 2013 at 05:57 PM

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Well, the vast majority of Cane bUbba's are bloody INFATUATED with Miami's current D-coordinator.

So I highly doubt they can offer any reasonable answer to this sound question above. hUh

Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

U'all Hurricane bUbba's read it here first!!

And Miami is a - 32 1/2 point chalk.

Over/Under be - 58 1/2 points.

Believe it or not Miami loyalists. There's news coming out of the F.A.U. locker room, that the Owl OFFENSIVE players are LOOKING FORWARD to playing the Hurricanes STOUT, VAUNTED defense. Eh. What say.

Matter of fact, although the Owls are extremely young on offense, F.A.U.'s offensive coaches bloody believe they can move the ball on Miami. hUh

Well, at least Miami bUbba now knows F.A.U. doesn't lack for confidence and what not.

D,

You pimple on the arse of humanity...Jimmy Johnson said no such thing regarding Randy Shannon. He was happy for Randy and believed he deserved a shot at being a head coach. Unfortunately, Randy failed, but knowing he 's a fighter I would not be surprised if he got another shot and found success. My guess is he will end up as head coach at FIU, FAU, UCF or USF at some point in the future.

Al Golden is the best head coach in all of college football and will lead the Canes to their 6th National Football Championship. The man is a great leader that has been proven by the extraordinary job he's done saving the Miami football program during an NCAA attack designed to destroy Miami football for the next 30 years much like they did to SMU.

If you knew ANYTHING about college football, then you would know like most all college football experts that based on the above Al Golden has already proven he is flat-out superstar head coach. After the conclusion of next football season there will be a line of the best known football schools in the country trying to hire the man.


If you knew ANYTHING about college football, then you would know like most all college football experts that based on the above Al Golden has already proven he is flat-out superstar head coach. After the conclusion of next football season there will be a line of the best known football schools in the country trying to hire the man.

Posted by: Ron Zook | August 15, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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Bloody LOL. Seriously!

Keep on posting your EXAGERATIONS and EMBELLISHMENTS. Because the VAST MAJORITY of Cane bUbba's absolutely agree with. hUh

By the way, a B.C.S. head coach would've CHIT-CANNED their defensive coordinator and his NO. 116 and what not.

It sound up til today we were going to be Jack the Giant Killer this season. Now it sounds like we'll wind up like the past too many seasons. All of a sudden we suck!!! can't pass, can't catch, can't tackle. Great!!!! If we have trouble with beating or even losing to FAU it will be another down year for the Cane's and to start looking hard at the coaches. Go Canes!!!

D - just out of curiosity, why do you write like a stroke victim?

Am I missing the schtick, is it a reference to something?

MY ONLY PROBLEM WITH COACH GOLDEN WHO I DO THINK IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB DESPITE THE CIRCUMSTANCES,,IS HE IS SO CAUGHT UP IN THE OLDER,MATURITY PLAYERS CRAP.. YES VETERANS PERFORM BETTER THAN FRESHMEN OVER ALL BUT YOU CAN'T JUST ASSUME A PLAYER IS BETTER BECAUSE HE IS OLDER. THAT BULLS..T !! IF IT WAS TRUE THAN DUKE WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN THE FIELD LAST YEAR. IF A FRESHMAN IS VERY TALENTED THAN SIMPLIFY THE ROLE FOR HIM TO PERFORM AT HIS BEST WITHOUT HAVING TO DO TOO MUCH THINKING. IF MY BEST DEFENSIVE BACK IS A FRESHMAN AND HE PLAYS BETTER MAN COVERAGE THAN PLAY HIM IN MAN COVERAGE AND LET HIS TALENT SHOW.. THIS STAFF IS STUCK IN THE 80'S WHERE VERY FEW TEAMS STARTED FRESHMEN AS A WHOLE BUT TODAY'S GAME HAS CHANGED SO MUCH THAT HS COACHING IS 3 TIMES MORE ADVANCED THAN THE 80'S. DEON SANDERS HAS EVERY YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYER WITH SPEED WANT TO PLAY MAN/MAN COVERAGE LIKE HE DID. SO WHY NOT ALLOW HIM TO DO WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING SINCE HE WAS 8-9 YEARS OLD, NOW THE KID IS 18/19 AND IS A BETTER PLAYER THAN THE 21/22 YEAR OLD STARTER WHO HAS NOT REALLY DONE A GOOD JOB!! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?? MAKE THIS TALENTED YOUNG MAN WAIT TIL HE IS "MATURE" ENOUGH TO PLAY ? THIS EXPLAINS 7-5 OR 13-11 RECORD NOT TO MENTION THE DUMB ASS DC !! IF THE BEST PLAYER IS A FRESHMAN PLAY HIM EVEN IF IT'S LIMITED. GO CANES!!

Posted by: TK SWANN | August 15, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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Great post, which goes into the point of, these guys don't understand they type of athletes/talent the yhave their hands on. So coach goldie consistently now keeps going out of his way to try and break players down like he know something, case in point below:

Coach goldie talkin:

"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."
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WTF is he talking about, and why is he, someone who hasn't made one play for UM and all of a sudden the word "awesome" is being used to describe him, somebody tell coach goldie to calm his arse down.

This also goes into the point, the reason they sweat the older players cause it goes back to them thinking the bigger you are, the better you're going to be, but they'll look at a kids size before they look at his talent and that's always been my problem with them as well. I'll say this again, under this staff rohan marley nor sean spence would never have been linebackers. But worst than that, no SEAN TAYLOR or ed reed, they both would've been accused of free-lancing and SEAN TAYLOR would've been asked to play linebacker as well as pack on more weight! What's the point of going out and recruiting alot of guys who are already 230 in highschool to bring them in as linebackers, coach goldie and clown 117th have no real projection abilities when assesing the kind of athletes we produce.

So in the near future we'll have guys that make it to nfl, but are basically maxed out.

By the way, this just in, not that this is new news, but coach goldie reads this blog from time to time. So let me help him out, we not rooting against you playa, we just need this team to start ballin out and matching all that talk you been doing. I see you gave me a lil shout-out and what not, i know you in a tough spot with your boy clown 117th not holding up his own weight, but at the end of the daym just like the players have to make sacrifices, so does the headcoach. Just like yall tell recruits who try to come in as a package deal "you have to make the best decision for yourself and sometimes that means you have to go your separate ways" so it is with your boy. I see you coach goldie, we been trying to tell alot of these fake bloggers the same thing, i don't mind youusing it though. HarrietTubmanCane, what they gone say now:

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goldie 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.
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Whatever it takes, let em know coach goldie, but yall don't comeback later on now after they do and charge somebody'/s with free-lancing!

If FAU puts up 21 on us we are in trouble, trouble, trouble....I have NO faith in Golden's best friend....NONE!


Need I remind you lastyear's Defense was literally the worst in school history!!!!

Defense wins championships...that's all

Calvin, Nick Saban talked about how he was unhappy with where Alabama is. bet he can't coach either. Coaches aren't supposed to be satisfied with their team! Not in training camp. It's so funny that Calvin says the same thing the other troll says in different blogs, yet we're supposed to pretend they aren't the same guy.

Posted by: Common Sense | August 15, 2013 at 04:50 PM

Puh-Leez, how come every time we get on coach goldie about something, people keep bringing up saban, i don't like saban myself(and because he left the dolphins but because he got rid of sam madison & surtain before he left and broke up our defense), but putting coach goldie in the same sentence as nick saban is an insult to saban.

Furthermore, saban lost several high draft picks to the nfl, so he doesn't know for sure the guys that'll take their place, are they going to be able to play at the same level or close.

In the meantime, coach goldie probably has the most returners in the nation coming back probably out everybody, lost only 1 starter to the pro's in brandon mcgee, of course mike james is a big lost and was actually the starter and should've been the whole season, but this staff didn't use him right, to bust being mesmerized by the duke, had coach soldinger been here, duke would've earned even realer stripes and would've been sure to be ready for the baton this year.

So try and gain with another comparison. Also, coach goldie, according to this article said "worried" saban used "concerned" that's a big difference, if you don't think so, let me explain it to you. Coach saban is concerned because he'll have to see if his guys can/ will play up to the level that he knows can bring them another championship.

Coach goldie is "worried" because he's not sure if this team will win regular games or play better defense. When a coach is talking like this:

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"They've got to be independent thinkers out there, work collectively in terms of safeties to corners, safeties to linebackers, linebackers to the front."
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All this really means is the players need to be able to coordinate better between each other, but how can they become better coordinators when they're operating at 117th level. Last year all we heard was, alot of these freshmen didn't get a chance to go thru a full spring practice, they can in for the summer session. So now what we're hearing is, all these freshmen have played alot of games all last season, several players are going into their 3rd year in this system, and now a whole lot of the younger players have had a chance to go thru their 1st spring practice and here we are just a few weeks out before the season and we having communication issues on defense still.

But than we also heard coach goldie say he's "not changing nothing with the defense" so if that holds True as well, than why is coach goldie coming out hard & trying to blast and put pressure on the offense when they're the ones who actually does have a new coordinator and are the ones who carried the team to those 7 victories you barely got:

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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."
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So with the offense, "There's no excuses" He's dissappointed"

With defense it's:

"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.''
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Man that's it, WTH, naw mofo, we did a whole lot of tackling last year, but down field, not to many behind the line of scrimmage tackling because of the square dancing technique that's been taught to all of our d-linemen. And let your boy i'm proud of him for being able to recognize that tyriq mccord & Alquadin Muhammad are our quickest rushers on the end, amazing how easy it is to recognize the fastest players on the d-line, they just so happen to be lightest 2 on the d-line, so enjoy this year you 2, cause come next year, it'll be pan-cakes and U-tough and than more pancakes, until they get yall out of your prom dress.


Bloody LOL. Seriously!

Keep on posting your EXAGERATIONS and EMBELLISHMENTS. Because the VAST MAJORITY of Cane bUbba's absolutely agree with. hUh

By the way, a B.C.S. head coach would've CHIT-CANNED their defensive coordinator and his NO. 116 and what not.

Posted by: D | August 15, 2013 at 06:40 PM

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You uninformed, uneducated lame brain...Coach Golden, America's best college football coach, knows just a wee bit more about the intricacies of defense played at the college and pro football level than you and your girlfriends know--Calvina/Lady Gallo/ Harriet the Muff Diver/Anything but a Cool Cat, etc.

Coach Golden and Coach D'Onofrio are fully aware of the bad defensive play from last year and also know that when you don't have the horses the best scheming in the world will make very little difference, if at all.

If you and your girlfriends knew what you were watching, you would understand that last year's defense was being physically mauled and manhandled at the point of attack. It was a bunch of kids who were inexperienced, weak and in many cases not athletically capable of competing at the college level.

Coach D'Onofrio was put in a position that no coach ever wants to be put into and that was knowing going into in every game, yes, even those games against supposed inferior opponents, his defense was for the most part physically weaker, smaller, slower and not as athletic. So, this left him no choice, but to play soft in hopes of keeping the game in front of his outmanned players, which was a nightmare to watch, but still allowed the team to win the ACC Coastal Division.

This year the defense will be much better, although not at the level of some of the great Canes teams due to facing some of the same problems described above, yet not nearly as bad.

Assuming the NCAA sanctions are not catastrophic, which may be the case, next year's recruiting cycle will finally put the Canes back in the top echelon of college footballs defenses, thus fighting for a National Championship.

If FAU puts up 21 on us we are in trouble, trouble, trouble....I have NO faith in Golden's best friend....NONE!


Need I remind you lastyear's Defense was literally the worst in school history!!!!

Defense wins championships...that's all

Posted by: is it football season yet? | August 15, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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UH OH,WELL DON'T LOOK NOW, LOOk what i just found, i know for sure that FAU is coming in with a whole lot of confidence because for 1, it's a whole lot of Miami/Florida boys over, next, howard raised that program and they not scared to play nobody, for instance last year they played #7 Georgia & #1 Bama in back to back games, but here's where it got even more interesting:

at (7) Georgia L 20-56 --
at (1) Alabama L 7-40

As we can see, they scored 20 on Georgia and 7 on Bama, rofl, no wonder coach goldie is worried, he knows his boy might be on the verge of getting exposed early. Ok, keep going into games looking like air traffic controllers on defense with all these unnecessary defensive signals coming from the sidelines, Trust me, nobody is trying to steal our defensive signals, if they're useless for us, why would somebody else want them. I can't wait for this game now, lol, we might be able to get this mofo out of here early.

For this game, i might bring 2 jerseys, when we on offense i'll have my Canes gear on, as soon as we go on defense, it might be FAU hat, shoes, socks, draws, shoestrings all day!

Calvin pulling on his own pud and thinking he's getting some. What a dope.

They ain't going nowhere till they get rid of D Onofrio- plain and simple They can recruit the biggest, baddest, fastes meanest Defenders and if they don't know where to line up UM is lost- Look at the scores mediocre teams life Virginia and Duke ran up against us I'm telling you there will be no improvement as long as he the the D.C
If FAU runs up more than 350 yrds of offense or scores more than 17 points against us, its gonna be a long, long season. Just opinion

Gee, Pete why don't you stfu and see how they do this year?


They ain't going nowhere till they get rid of D Onofrio- plain and simple They can recruit the biggest, baddest, fastes meanest Defenders and if they don't know where to line up UM is lost- Look at the scores mediocre teams life Virginia and Duke ran up against us I'm telling you there will be no improvement as long as he the the D.C
If FAU runs up more than 350 yrds of offense or scores more than 17 points against us, its gonna be a long, long season. Just opinion

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You are another nimrod who has no idea what he's looking at when watching football. Our defensive kids were almost always lined up properly and used proper technique you dummy. The problem was they lacked size, speed and athleticism to compete against more gifted and mature teams.

You are either that clueless dummy Calvin posting under another screen name or read that clueless morons lies and idiot assumptions and believe the fool.

I agree w ron,golden had to get rid of all the tissue soft,no heart quitters of the Shannon era! Playing all young players at 18 yrs Old will never compete against 5 yrs seniors from any school. Size, strength and a knowledge of the game wins championships.We have all of that now under Golden,if u can't see that ur just that stupid.

During the Randy Shannon era our teams always became progressively worse as the seasons wore on, while at the same time our opponents became progressively better.

Orlando Franklin, Arthur Brown, Sam Shields, just to name a very few, were all disasters under the Shannon program, but after getting away from that mess they have all prospered.

Al Golden, America’s best college football coach, inherited a Shannon toxic culture that has been a nightmare trying to unwind. Our players were all out of shape, a bunch of blowhards who had no interest in putting in the work necessary to compete at the college level and viewed Miami as a weigh station on their way to the NFL.

Just look at the Virginia blowout, the final game in the Orange Bowl. That game is the poster child as to how far the Canes were allowed to fall. As much as I admire Randy Shannon the man—he should have been fired during halftime of that debacle and the former players should have entered the Canes locker room and kicked the arses of all those pretenders walking around in Canes uniforms.

Miami’s football future has never been brighter, subject to the NCAA matter being solved fairly, and with the support of the administration and real Miami fans Al Golden will be known as the best head football coach Miami has ever had. He will build a foundation that will guide the Hurricanes to unprecedented success for the next 20 years.

Would U gators please quit saying " defence wins championships"? If you dont score then you dont win if the other team doesnt score ,then they dont win.now you need defense to score to win,right? When the defense intercepts a ball or picks up a fumble the defense is automatically the offense and the team that threw the interception becomes the defense so even if u run it in , its still the offense. Then special teams can score also. Defense cannot win games. Oh and its a final drive and the offense gets stopped down by one? The offense that scored the last point attempt won by putting points on the board.

Zook--you gone bruh smh. You on that "auto-pilot" Golden was referring to lol.

Cal, damn, I'm nervous about this FAU game now lol.

The NCAA is going to notify Us that Golden and No'D were our sanctions this whole time after the season.

Einstein says

They ain't going nowhere till they get rid of D Onofrio- plain and simple They can recruit the biggest, baddest, fastes meanest Defenders and if they don't know where to line up UM is lost- Look at the scores mediocre teams life Virginia and Duke ran up against us I'm telling you there will be no improvement as long as he the the D.C
If FAU runs up more than 350 yrds of offense or scores more than 17 points against us, its gonna be a long, long season. Just opinion

Posted by: StPetecane | August 15, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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Let us all welcome another Independent Thinker to the board, while we wait for these other guys to "cut the cord" and give goldie time to get the salt back on his ball once they come up for air.

Zook--you gone bruh smh. You on that "auto-pilot" Golden was referring to lol.

Cal, damn, I'm nervous about this FAU game now lol.

The NCAA is going to notify Us that Golden and No'D were our sanctions this whole time after the season.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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I believe the new term is "worried" at least that's what al goldie calls it. All i'm saying is, their mentor al groh got drubbed by not top, or bottom, but middle Tennessee St., a few years ago, Michigan got drubbed by i believe it was Appalachian St., what i do know is, like coach goldie said about the completion percentage of the offense "there's no excuse for that" so it is when it comes to us playing FAU, this game should be over by no later than the middle of the 2nd quarter. This should also be a game where we don't see the starters in their that long either, we should be able to play a whole lot of young guys this game, if not, lol.

Good read on 3-4...


3-4 Defense vs the 4-3: the Strengths and Weaknesses of Each


Strengths of the 3-4 Scheme

The 3-4 in an incredibly flexible defense, and allows some great advantages in rushing the quarterback and defending against the pass. Because there are only three linemen, the outside linebackers may play the role of defensive end at some times, essentially giving a 4-3 look. The 3-4 can be confusing for opposing quarterbacks, who may find it tough to keep track of these roving linebackers who line up all over the place.

Because it offers so many options, and presents so many different looks for the opposing offense, many NFL teams have switched to the 3-4. This is probably largely due to the explosion of the passing game in recent years. With its base personnel, the 3-4 is much more effective at dealing with intricate offense game plans involving multiple-wide-receiver sets, tight ends who line up everywhere, and halfbacks capable of catching the ball downfield.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, with Dick LeBeau at defensive coordinator, have been a great example of this for years. With the same personnel the Steelers might line up in a three-man front, four-man front, or no-man front. It’s up to the opposing quarterback to figure out where everyone is, and that’s a huge advantage.

3-4 Defensive Weaknesses

Because of its flexibility the 3-4 may seem like the ideal defense, but much of its success depends on having the right personnel at various positions. To effectively stop the running game a team will need a dominant nose tackle who is capable of occupying space and taking on several blockers without giving ground.

Defensive ends are not only expected to have the speed to rush the quarterback on passing downs, but also to have the strength and size necessary to take on offensive linemen and keep them off the inside linebackers on running plays.

Outside linebackers need to be incredible athletes with a non-stop motor and a great nose for the ball. Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers is the perfect example of the prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker.

As you can see, these guys may not always be easy to find, and a poor performer at any one of these positions can hurt the whole defense. Without the right players in these positions, the 3-4 can be very weak against the run and the play-action pass.

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