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Good news: Curtis Porter (back) wearing black jersey at Tuesday morning practice

Hurricanes coach Al Golden put out a worry signal Monday during his press conference when he said starting senior defensive tackle Curtis Porter was dealing with back issues lately.

There might not be any reason to worry now.

Porter, who has missed more than a few games in his career with injuries, was wearing a black jersey (designated for starters) and looking healthy Tuesday morning during drills. The Hurricanes badly need Porter to be healthy. He makes a huge difference in the run defense when he's been in there. 

> The battle for the starting job at strong side linebacker appears to be sophomore Thurston Armbrister's to lose at this point. He was wearing a black jersey Tuesday morning. Freshman Alex Figueroa, listed as a co-starter at strong side linebacker, was wearing green.

> Junior Jonathan Feliciano continues to run with the first team at right tackle. Seantrel Henderson was sitting behind Feliciano in stretching exercises. 

> There were no players wearing yellow (non-contact) or red (out) jerseys. 

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Is ther a doctor in the house to help D?

Becoming fans again??? I never left and never will. U can't even pick a name nor even provide your own thoughts. Just slurping everyone U just and continue to mention in every single post U make. I'm your daddy and boss boy. U don't speak or think until I do. Just chill. I find some work for U soon. U can't change my words--I'll say it again--I want my team to win and succeed. Please re-post where I wished the worst or even a loss on the Canes? I'll wait, I'm sure U have stickied all my posts.

Marios. Yea the days U represent is when we sucked so sucking is what U represent and recognize with--got it. Swag is the BS kids are eating up, not Swagger. How did I get exposed defending my alias? The hell Swagger didn't, your era didn't win shyt, until Schnell went to the hoods and got the have nots. Thats a fact.

Harriet Tubman didn't wait around and hope, she didn't make excuses, she looked in the mirror and acted. She saw the condition of her people, devised a plan and put it to action. She wasn't mediocre and she love the people who were playing her. What people don't know is that she had to deal with internal love by the people she was trying to free, for their oppressors (Stockholm's Syndrome). Her biggest obstacle was extinguishing mental slavery and convincing her peers that they deserved better. Dudes couldn't imagine setting their own expectations and not living a mediocre existence--sound like anyone?

Another interesting note is the fact that Tubman killed more slaves than some slaveowners. When dudes used to reach the safe houses along the railroad, some used to get scared,become weak of heart, and want to return to the plantations, where Tubman knew for sure, they'd be tortured and interrogated into giving up the railroads secrets and her movement would be exposed. When she heard dudes waffling and longing for their boss man--she would calmly kill them in hand to hand combat. Certainly not saying that yall need to be killed, but yall are a huge part of our 10 year old problem. Its self-inflicted now--Coker, Shannon, and Golden are all budget hires and mediocre skill-wise. The bosses are the culprits not other fans or coaches who they hired and are only doing what they can.

We all want to win, this infighting is dumb, especially when most of those in power an influence (UM Board and administrators) aren't UM graduates or UM football fans. Cane on Cane crime.

^^^^^

as if anyone had any doubt, the above-post proves once and for all what an absolute moron, borderline brain-dead pseudo-intellectual this H. Tubman is.

Yikes. Go away. Post on the Gator blogs please. Just go away.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 27, 2013 at 02:11 PM

What the f*ck would you do with your life if UM was winning and you had nothing to complain about all day every day???

Hey Loser,

Why do you respond to my post if you don't care. LOL

I know why

Because you bring nothing to the board.

Posted by: True Cane | August 27, 2013 at 02:15 PM

Bring nothing to the board?

This board is a cesspool of negativity and entitled little brats who didn't even go to UM bitching about the school.

True Cane, I keep trying to give you the benefit of the doubt. Did you really not understand that he was saying Golden's situation is closer to Howards in talent level than JJs? And then without seeking to understand WHAT he meant, you call his comment asinine.

Howard's situation was closer than JJs to what Golden has. Saban (no, not that one) left him with SOME raw talent, but no structure. He took a few chances with players like Jim Kelly, and turned them into NFL style players in an era where college players were three yards and a cloud of dust.

Meanwhile, JJ was given a solid team and and offense that he chose not to mess with, and a defense that he didn't like. After those three games I talked about before, he changed to a 4-3 and an attacking style of defense, but it meant some growing pains. The 4-3 with the talent of Miami slaughtered the option though, while it couldn't do the job back when he was OSU because of the talent level he had.

Now, which scenario do YOU think is closer to Golden, a championship caliber team that needs a scheme change, like JJ, or a team that needed to be better organized and needed better talent, like Howard.

In fact, that looks to me like Shannon and that guy after JJ, hang on, let me google his name, Erickson, had championship teams that just needed some tweaking.

Looks like Howard, Butch, and Golden were given teams that needed talent infusions to do what they wanted to do, and without it, they looked like bad coaches because they had bad players.

Now I guess you can lump me in with the others that you call crazies, for agreeing that Golden's situation is closer to Howards, even though I was the one that was originally comparing him to JJ.


I know gallo.,d , calvin, curse likes talking to themselves. That said Golden was left with a mess at miami to fix. Not anywhere near what jimmy took over. What al golden has had to deal with is more like what schnellenberger took over when he started to make miami into the machine it became. Golden is doing alot of the same things howard did.

Posted by: mainecane | August 27, 2013 at 01:45 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. This loyal, Hurricane bubba is your TYPICAL, MOUTHPIECE from Canespace/EOTH!! Nothing more and nothing less.

2. And yes, what this staunch, Cane bubba ( mainebUBBA ) said about the comparison of Goldie and Howie, is the absolute most INSANE remark ever uttered in a Miami blog!!

But then again, that's what the Canespace/eoth PROPAGANDA MACHINE will do to a Miami partisan. Warp their egos!

So please give mainebubba, and like-minded Hurricane fandom a break today. hUh For they know not what they bloviate and what not.

I have somehow gotten caught up in a battle about slavery and American history.

WTF??

I don't understand if I am part of the post or someone here trying to educate us.

Hopefully when the games begin we can talk about football.


Mario(s)? All that oneupmanship and ranking pulling tails of the old days are great, but what happened to your pride?

U said, "U True Cane fans expects a NC every season." lol!

What are your expectations for this season? And what should ours be?

U bring up how we weren't expected to beat Nebraska, but we did. Do u think that team would have beaten Nebraska if they didn't expect to?

I warned you Marios...

By the way MAINEbUbba, you need to touch up on the history of Miami Hurricane football.

Because Goldie inherited a program which was in the DOLDRUMS.

In STARK CONTRAST to what Howie inherited, i.e., the Hurricanes were a breath away from becoming OBSOLETE in major college football.

Or, at least becoming a Division II or Division III college football program. hUh

MAINEcane and his partisans at Canespace/eoth have gone on record, and touted the Miami defense as worthy of becoming a TOP 35, or higher, team defense this season. Go bloody figure.

But then again, there always a handful of Hurricane loyalists whom are REALISTS and what not. And won't utter the " Top 40, or higher, team defense mantra. Eh. What say.

these idiots were not even born during the jimmy/schnellenberger era's......to compare golden to those guys is a complete farce......

golden has never been in liberty city.....the achievements of those 2 were tremendous before they got to UM.....golden has accomplished NOTHING.....

the 1986 team all had arrest records (golden would have let all of them go)....1979 UM alumni here and 1975 miami high alumni....I'll say whatever I want any time i feel like it......golden/dnofrio s...uck

the sooner they are both gone the better.....these guys don't have it and any HC that allows a #116 ranking (4th from the bottom) to say......needs to go also......

jimmy would have never let finnie go because of a stolen lap top.....jimmy stressed that "you can be yourselves and win a national championship.....that was his secret...."he was the first black HC at UM"

why do they say that? because jimmy was 2 degrees from the trailer park himself......"jimmy knew what those players living rooms looked like"

golden hasn't ever left coral gables.....hes all tad foote/catholic private boys school.....

Marios, I believe the REAL quote was "True Cane is not a good name for someone who expects a National Championship every year."
And that is was in reference to the guy going by the name "True Cane", not about True Canes in general. And that it means True Canes are fans even when the team is 6-3 and has no shot at the BCS title, but still has a chance at the ACC title, or even still a fan, even a critical fan, if the team is 4-5 and doesn't even have a shot at their conference.

Marios, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I know SOME folks told you to change teams, but having some troll order and demand that of you doesn't mean it will happen. Glad to have you cheering on the Canes, even if you are SWAGGERLESS. LOL!

I have somehow gotten caught up in a battle about slavery and American history.
WTF??
I don't understand if I am part of the post or someone here trying to educate us.
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Didn't U just question the usage of my alias? Thus the history lesson. If yall read all the posts U wouldn't be so confused. Speaking ill-informed.

Five titles, no one need your benefit of the doubt, u have an inflated concept of yourself. Your points have been stomped into the ground on a daily basis for the last two weeks. Your daughter might think you're the man, but we can only go off of what we read--and based on that U that dude getting drug around by his collar everyday.

Loser, what would U be doing if I wasn't doing what I'm doing?


Now I guess you can lump me in with the others that you call crazies, for agreeing that Golden's situation is closer to Howards, even though I was the one that was originally comparing him to JJ.


Posted by: Five Titles | August 27, 2013 at 02:17 PM

I guess you've been BRAINWASHED by the virus of Canespace/eoth, too!!

Because what TrueCane mentioned initially is absolutely correct!!!

And to even compare Goldie and Howie is ASININE to the Nth degree!


Losers, if that what all this board is, Then why are U coming here daily to witness it? Why don't have anything else to do?

PLEASE answer these simple questions? I bet U allude them tho. Do the complaints have substance? Are they supported by facts?

Maybe if U stop attacking those who have complaints, they might cease from the complaints and trying to justify the validity of the complaints.

U are fueling you're biggest complaint. Thats bitching and moaning. Thats no self-awareness.

WE ARE NOW ABOUT 78HRS FROM GETTING THIS SEASON STARTED AND ALL OF US WILL BE CRANKED UP GOOD OR BAD WITH OUR OPINIONS !! NOW IT'S FUN TO SEE WHO KNOWS FOOTBALL AND WHO JUST WATCHES FOOTBALL! FOR THOSE WHO KNOWS FOOTBALL THAN FRIDAY NIGHT WATCH HOW THE DL PLAYS !! THEY SHOULD BE DOMINATE AGAINST THE RUN AND THEY SHOULD GET SACKS IN NUMBERS AGAINST THE PASS.. THIS WILL RESULT IN 1/2 INTS AND AT LEAST A FUMBLE RECOVERY.. IF THIS ALL HAPPEN THE FINAL SCORE SHOULD BE A SHUTOUT FOR THE DEFENSE.. A SHUT OUT TO ME DOES NOT COUNT FIELD GOALS !! OFFENSIVELY SIMPLY LOOK AT HOW MANY YARDS DUKE HAS RUSHING AT HALFTIME ? WHY BECAUSE IT WILL INDICATE IF THE RUNNING ATTACK IS EFFECTIVE ESPECIALLY AGAINST A SMALL DL !! IF WE(CANES) CANNOT RUN AGAINST FAU WE ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE!! WATCH HOW MANY TIMES MORRIS IS PRESSURED,HIT,SACKED BY HALFTIME !! WATCH HOW MANY TD HE HAS THROWN BY HALF TIME.. NOW THESE LITTLE THINGS WILL INDICATE 1) ARE WE PROPERLY PREPARED FOR THE GAME 2)ARE WE PLAYING DOWN TO THE OPPONENT ? (THIS IS GAME 1 SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IF U CANNOT GET JACKED UP FOR THE 1ST GAME THAT'S A PROBLEM) THIS IS AN INDICATION AS TO ARE WE PREPARED ! 3 IF ALL IS DONE THE CANES SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF 24-35 PTS AT HALF TIME !! I DO NOT MEAN TO BE DISRESPECTFUL OF FAU AND THERE STAFF BUT THE CANES TALENT THAT THEY FACE EVERY DAY IN PRACTICE SHOULD JUSTIFY MY OPINION OF THIS SHOULD NOT BE A STRUGGLE!! GOOD TEAMS PERFORM LIKE GOOD TEAMS DO IF THEY ARE PREPARED. FOR THOSE OF U WHO KNOWS FOOTBALL THAN U KNOW THAT YES TEAMS SOMETIME STRUGGLE IN THE 1ST GAME !! BUT THAT'S AGAINST A WORTHY OPPONENT ON THE ROAD.. IF THE TALENT FOR THE U PERFORMS TO THEIR EXPECTATIONS I SEE THE FINAL SCORE MIAMI 55 FAU 10 !! WHAT DO U GUYS SEE THE FINAL SCORE ?? GO CANES !! TIME TO GO GET IT DONE!!

As a fan I expect the Miami hurricanes to go undefeated every year. I don't project loses.The talent is all over the state to win championships every year.If you go to sleep on the talent.Trust me when you wake up the talent has left the city.So when I hear guys saying maybe 9 wins I wonder about your allegiance to your team. If Miami loose all 12 games this year. Next year I expect them to 12-0 This is what real fans are all about.And if you are the coach we will ride with you.But if you are the losing coach you will be called out. Real fans no excuses.

As a fan I expect the Miami hurricanes to go undefeated every year. I don't project loses.The talent is all over the state to win championships every year.If you go to sleep on the talent.Trust me when you wake up the talent has left the city.So when I hear guys saying maybe 9 wins I wonder about your allegiance to your team. If Miami loose all 12 games this year. Next year I expect them to 12-0 This is what real fans are all about.And if you are the coach we will ride with you.But if you are the losing coach you will be called out. Real fans no excuses.

Agreed. TK. Can I ask why you type in all caps though?

I don't think the Canes get over 50 though. We will be using our third string if we have a big lead, working the clock to get out injury free. After all, the next week's team will have their spies there, can't show them all our Coley playbook.


Golden hasn't whined about the schedule he has said that his team was young and lacked size and depth and this team has now got some experiance and size and it now has depth things this team was lacking before golden took over.

Posted by: mainecane | August 27, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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No, Goldie hasn't complained about the non-conference schedule, and won't in the near term future.

That's because he's evidently going to schedule the SOFTEST non-conference slate in Hurricane football history.

In other words, Goldie absolutely WON'T have a non-conference line-up like last season in the coming seasons, i.e., at least TWO difficult non-conference opponents.

But who could blame him for playing LAME ARSE non-conference squads. Because he's just following the S.E.C. formula of playing weak non-conference schools. hUh

By the way, in the next four years Miami will play teams from the MIGHTY m.a.c and Sun Belt and Conference USA. Along with the usual I-AA scrimmage game. dUh

2014- @ Go BIG ot RED neck

2015- Herbie Cornhuskers

2016- @ Notre Dame

Also, Goldie told his A.D. not to schedule L.S.U. next season ( L.S.U. wanted to face Miami in 2014. )!

Again, Goldie and D'Onofrio don't want to experience another KANSAS ST./CELT fiasco like in 2013!!

So D, of the situations that Al Golden inherited, which modern UM coach would you say is closest to his situation?

Lou
Howard
Jimmy
Dennis
Butch
Larry
Randy

We have already been told that Howard and Jimmy are the wrong answer. You have five left, I sure look forward to your answer with justification as to why it is a better fit than the Howard/Butch scenarios.

Five,

No, thanks for your giving the benefit of the doubt. I can do without especially from you.

I never saw your google results for these:

While you are in google mode, see if you can find a list of excuses from Jimmy. Also, let's see if Jimmy ever complained about the schedule.

Btw, you are using a horrible comparison. You are helping me make my point.
8-5
10-2
11-1
12-0
11-1
That's why hardcore hurricane fans won't allow themselves to accept screaming " If we could win 9 games that would be a good season or should i say an improvement" Wow who doesn't know 9 is better then 7 but with this schedule 9<7

Or "our defense will significantly better"

You think? we were 4 spots from the very bottom, it's no where to go but up.

I can't blame both Goldie and D'Onofrio for wanting to play the WEAKES non-conference possible.

Chit, in the immediate future, the VAST MAJORITY of major college football programs will be following the S.E.C. format of playing a weak non-conference slate and what not.

Especially with the new 4 team playoff for the major college football N.C. Eh. What say.

Let's be clear on this:
LSU asked to have Miami insert us as a last second replacement in Houston (likely with SEC refs like Florida did to us in 2008) to start 2014, which would have basically been a road game with no return trip to Miami, not a good offer.

Also, 2014's schedule was already booked, so we would have had to break another contract. In addition, we already have an early season matchup with Nebraska who DID give us an home and home.

If LSU wants to make a fair, home and home offer, I am sure the administration would listen. But until then, why should we take an offer no other top school would accept?


You think? we were 4 spots from the very bottom, it's no where to go but up.

Posted by: True Cane | August 27, 2013 at 02:56 PM

LOL... seriously!

By the way, the movie Richard Pryor starred in, " Which Way is Up, " was an excellent comedy. hUh

Fifteen minutes to get that response, including typing time and slow dialup trailer feed, he must have this page on an RSS feed or something.

Posted by: Five Titles


It took me longer to post this one. Thought you would have a smidgeon of a sense of humor. Guess not.
I do love Al Golden though.
And I agree with Five Titles when he says that Golden is the best coach in America.
Go Canes!


If LSU wants to make a fair, home and home offer, I am sure the administration would listen. But until then, why should we take an offer no other top school would accept?

Posted by: Five Titles | August 27, 2013 at 03:03 PM

That particular, hypothetical match-up was going to be a nationally televised NUETRAL game. hUh

Akin to the Hookie vs. Roll Tide encounter in Atlanta.

Nevertheless, Goldie made a shrewd move by NOT facing L.S.U. in the A-T-L. Simply because Miami is LOSING the vast majority of their starters on offense. Eh. What say.

Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

Already those Canespace FOLLOWERS are touting similar scores to the one above. hUh

Chit, I've been touting that score for the past THREE WEEKS.

Heck, at least the BRAINWASHED at Canespace would have a degree of IMAGINATION, and come up with vastly different scores and what not.

TK,

Last I checked this is everybody's first game. I expect to see what you described. Anything less is unacceptable. However; the excuses are already being lined up, we don't want to show too much because of the next opponent, as if we can actually run the majority of our stuff in ONE football game. Jeez Louise.

Our head coach said " we now have depth" that means our second guys should still be able to mop the floor with FAU. We have had multiple guys listed as first teamers on the depth chart so that mean there shouldn't be a huge drop off talent wise from the first to second guy. There won't be any point of this game where we have all 3rd string guys on the field.

Prior to my EXCOMMUNICATION from the canespace. I touted the EXACT final score of 3 past Miami Hurricane games. dUh

Matter of fact, I was in the bloody ball park on several other Hurricane games. Get outta' here, outsider!

And come to think of it, I still don't know why, a few canespace FOLLOWER's didn't take too kindly to my sagacious touts, Jack. hUh

Oh well, c'est la vie, Bubba's!

CAVEAT LECTOR Cane partisans.

This Head coach Pellini is a DEFENSIVE SAVANT and what not.

So perhaps the OVER's isn't a sound wager after all. hUh

LSU in Houston would be Neutral?
That is like saying the ND game is Chicago was Neutral. Sure, it isn't in their usual stadium, but which team was decked out in the stands? Notre Dame.

And that suggested last second game isn't the same thing as VT versus Alabama.

Blacksburg and Tuscaloosa are about equal distances from Atlanta. Their games were scheduled well in advance. And the two teams do not have a history of off field violence.

Meanwhile, Baton Rouge to Houston is a quickie 250 mile drive, while Miami is over 1000 miles away from Houston. Not a neutral location, but a very slanted in favor of LSU's location. And with LSU eager to recapture some of their old swagger, I can see them trying to start a pregame fight with Miami again, which the press would just slant as anti-UM, like they did in the FIU fight.

We both agree it would not have been a good game for Miami to accept, I just feel that it was not fear of a loss that kept us from taking it.

Is D speaking ebonics?

Okay, TC, so you WERE purposely misrepresenting his comments to antagonize and troll. Thanks for being honest about that at least.

Five Titles....awesome comment!

No, it wasn't on purpose, I misquoted him verbatim-wise, but the point is that I didn't misrepresent what the quote meant. And thats a fact that you're trying to cloud by bringing up that I didn't look back to get the quote exactly right. U spent the whole morning bloviating about people twisting words and misunderstanding you, only to turn around and employ the same tactics on other people. Thats sucka ish.

U want to be popular and accepted, not talk UM football. True Cane is wiping the floor with U so now U go back to insults after beginning the day with the white flag lol. U aren't the standard-bearer around here, you're the whipping boy.

TC was True Cane, not HTC. Different people, or at least different IDs.

...Not so fast. Porter is just one guy. For this D to get out of the cellar (117)it's going to take a team effort.

But the key to the success of the defense: Getting another DC. Period.

Cool Cat, either another DC or have this one improve, learn from his mistakes, and listen to the good adivce of others.

After all, Bill Belichech was once a terrible coach, but learned from his mistakes. And if there is ANYONE on this team that has had enough mistakes to learn from, it is Donofrio.

Thaks, lloydfarmer. The season is about to start, so I am hoping the offseason personal attack trolling will end, and we can focus on the games again.

Thanks. typo.

Five,

What I’m telling you is that what Howard had to deal with is in no way similar to what Al has had to deal with. So if you want to make comparisons don’t use those two at all, not even close.

Howard stepped into a completely run down situation. Howard’s problem was he was handed a team full of non-athletic clowns propped up as a football team. A program on the verge of collapse. Howard wasn’t handed a roster of a handful of potential high draft prospects. So let’s leave that comparison there.

Don’t try to attach those two period point blank

Thaks, lloydfarmer. The season is about to start, so I am hoping the offseason personal attack trolling will end, and we can focus on the games again.
Posted by: Five Titles | August 27, 2013 at 03:57 PM

Thanks. typo.

^^LOL! Thats why he's here. Adulation. All personal attacks are trolling except when he does it. That unmistakable Good ole Boy logic of hypocrisy.

Howard's first team was filled with talent, that he was able to mold into a Peach Bowl team. I know that isn't National Championship caliber, but it was still a team with talent that he got going in the right direction with his pro style offense.

I wasn't the one that did the comparison, FWIW, I just saw how you seemed to not understand his point, and then turned around and called it asinine. His point was valid in that both were in a rebuilding stage, with to use your words "a team full of non-athletic clowns propped up as a football team".

Do you feel that Golden was not in a rebuilding stage with an unranked 7-6 team that lost to USF and Notre Dame?

Also, I don't feel a need to google the request you made, because it wasn't my point and I don't see a need to chase after stuff that I didn't mention in the first place.

"Do you feel that Golden was not in a rebuilding stage with an unranked 7-6 team that lost to USF and Notre Dame?"

Not as much as you want to make it

Immediately following that season.

Coach Golden Tongue:
"This is a program that won seven games, but really had a chance to win two others in South Florida and Virginia," Golden said. "So we could be, with the right kids in the right places, moving forward in this recruiting class and getting the team all on the same page. It doesn't need to take a couple of years to get this thing going."

Now you tell me.

I believe he said that before the whole NCAA and Nevin attacks began. I believe that has had an impact on players on the field, suspensions, negative media attention, negative recruiting, and overall a distraction for the coaches and players.

And he was wrong, it does take a couple of years to clean up house in a college environment. It's not like the NFL where you can get new blood through free agency. He has done that a bit with these grad school transfers, but even that is not a full turnaround.

It took Howard years to get to the title game, and Butch was blocked out of it even after years of improvement. It is more than a two year process.

Anybody who knows who Bernard "Tiger" Clark is can count themselves as an old schol Canes fan...touche brotha, touche!!

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