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UM Canes tailgating times announced for FAU opener and Gators game

This release just in from UM:

In advance of the 2013 football season opener, the University of Miami Athletics Department has announced tailgating times for its games against FAU and Florida.

 Parking information for Miami’s Aug. 30 game vs. FAU:

  • ·         RV lot will open at 2 p.m.
  • ·         Green lot will open at 3 p.m.
  • ·         Blue, Orange, Maroon and Purple lots will open at 4 p.m.
  • ·         Stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m.
  • ·         Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ESPNU

 Parking information for Miami’s Sept. 7 game vs. Florida:

  • ·         RV and Green lots will open at 5 a.m.
  • ·         Blue, Orange, Maroon and Purple lots will open at 6 a.m.
  • ·         Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
  • ·         Kickoff is set for noon on ESPN

 Parking for Miami’s remaining five home games will mirror that of FAU. The RV lot will open six hours prior to kickoff, the Green lot five hours prior, remaining lots four hours prior and stadium gates 90 minutes prior.

 Advanced parking is available for purchase at www.CanesTix.com. Advanced parking for FAU is available for as low as $15, while Florida parking is available for as low as $25. Be sure to get your parking now.

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NO decent coach would have taken the HC position here in the last 2 years.
GO CANES!!

Posted by: NJshoreCane | August 14, 2013 at 12:31 A
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Not True, mike leach wanted the job no matter what, he understands the type of athletes he would've had his hands on and would've got Miami back to playing football the way we play it, no matter who liked it and it would've given him the platform he wanted to dominate college football and come back in a major way, sanctions or no sanctions he would had a way bigger impact than what coach goldie has done thus far. In order for coach goldie to win, everything has to be perfect according to that 300 page binder, when he says "be the same guy everyday" that's why he was hurt when thomas finnie made the move he did cause he didn't understand that side of Miami Life.

But "be the same guy everyday" talk, do people face the same challenges everyday, can you be the same player every game or in some games you're going to have to go to another level. This is slogan coach goldie has of "be the same guy everyday" goes hand in hand with "i'm not changing nothing about the defense" so be the same defense everyday".

Just because you become a more physical defense don't mean you're a better defense. it's like a guy who can punch hard, doesn't mean he's going to be the best boxer, it's the team that puts it's best and the most athletes in the best position to make plays each game that are going to win the majority of the time.

When people think about the 1986 team that played penn disgrace, nobody feels like they beat us, it seems to me like coach goldie is looking for a national championship like that instead of pressing ahead and going and taking one like we always did. So when you look at goldie's lineage in the coaching industry, he's had nothing but a long line of conservative coaches as his mentors. joe pa, george welsh, tom o'brien and than al groh, all guys who were steady coaches but nothing special and never over achieved.

So like players going into their 3rd year where it's said they that big jump, although coach goldie is going into his 8th year as a headcoach, will the light com on for coach goldie in his 3rd year at UM i the question.

I said it when back than, "who's idea was it to go all the way out to nevada to get a player" people complained back than when i said it that. I also said "so we recruiting nevada now, this guy won't fit in down here". I saw his highschool footage and knew he wasn't a good football player for us, maybe somewhere else but since coach jethro was comfortable recruiting out there i understood that. Coach jethro has a lot to learn to as well.

Calvin, you are so gaaaayyyy. All you do is babble on and on and on, like a Whiney Lil biotch. Why don't you just shut the Phuc up. Nobody here likes you, nor do they give a shyt what some dumbass gator fan has to say.

Posted by: OG Cane | August 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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Now this is comical, here's a guy/girl posting and worried about whether they're liked or not when they post but they're calling others ghey, ROFL. Mofo be real, i say what i got to say whether it's liked or not, whether somebody agree's or disagree's, if they right, than i's all good, but sensitive nancy's need to do what they do best, find some cheese to go with their whine and clean their knee pads!

You argue about our defense yet you bring up Mike Leach. Hilarious.

How about you stop complaining? You have so little to go on you have to resort to changing Golden's name like a five year old. No matter how much people notice the difference in depth on our defense this year, your still complaining about last year. Everybody knew the defense would be terrible last year! That wasn't a surprise to anybody with a brain.

Right now, our recruiting class has more top 300 players than the schools up north with tons of resources. We have momentum coming to this team and we looked dead in the after as a program when Golden took over. Even our ticket sales are improving

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JaxCane,

To Calvins point Golden became Mike Leach last year ("we have to out score every one") so how much worst could the defense have been with Leach? and no I wouldn't prefer Leach over Al.

I like dominant defenses over fancy offenses any day of the week. However this d-co worries me.

Don't get me wrong I love what Al is doing in recruiting.

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!

"In print, we have carefully articulated viewpoints, signed by the author. Online, anonymous posts often devolve into a volley of name-calling.
These caustic comments would never be printed in The Miami Herald. We believe they shouldn’t appear on our website.

Beginning Monday, readers who want to comment on stories posted on MiamiHerald.com will be required to log in using a Facebook account. We believe that anyone who has something to say should be willing to put their name to it.
For years, we have wrestled with this dilemma. Tens of thousands of users comment on our online stories each year, a virtual town hall that at its best creates robust community conversations on important issues. Too often, however, the rational voices are scared off. It is one of the complaints we most often hear about our website.

We have used several different commenting systems over the years in an attempt to create a safe space for readers to engage. We also aggressively monitor the posts to weed out the spoilers. However, those intent on using that space like a blank wall for verbal graffiti continue to outpace our ability to clean up in their wake. They create another alias.

On Facebook, most people use their true identities and many of our readers already have existing accounts. Already, a quarter of our commenters use Facebook to log in. Readers who don’t have an account can create one for free."

Well, the D-Co certainly in on the hot seat, but Golden has a point about needing stability. One of Shannon's many problems was a constant rotation of coordinators. It definitely wouldn't have helped sense we were already losing Jedd. But last year we knew the defense would be terrible. We lost veteran guys to the NFL and other problems so we had to play guys who weren't ready. So yes, coach D is on the hot seat but we have more depth, more experience, and our players are getting better. We'll see.

Letter, please stop with this crap in every blog post. If you don't like the comments on the blog don't read them. The rest of the Herald has become very bland and vanilla as far as comments are concerned.

JaxCane is right on, Calvin quit complaining about Golden, the days of intimidating people with swag are over. We need substance, not smokescreens and I'm 100% cool with the way things are being done.
We knew we had all new guys on D and we weren't going to bowl games so we took it on the chin and developed these same guys that this year know the concepts and will be in the right place and physically matured.
Don't hide when we start moving up the rankings this year and go to the ACC Championship game.


College Football 2013: Miami Hurricanes May Be The Nation's Most Dangerous Team Under Al Golden.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...tml?ref=topbar

Mike Leach doesn't specialize in the defense side of the ball, who knows what DC Mike Leach would've chosen, but its safe to say that he would have produced better than a 116th ranked defense in his 2nd season, thats for sure. South Florida and the Miami Hurricane name ensures a coach a certain type of athlete superior to the abilities of the average northern kid. Leach knew that and he also knew that if you combine X's and O's with that talent and in the ACC, its a wrap. Mike Leach teams have never been able to recruit the South Florida athlete (especially on defense), he saw the formula, because he can coach offense and scored points with 1 and 2 star athletes.

Who are these people who notice the difference in depth? Al Golden himself doesn't count lol. Thats not really an objective opinion now is it. Not to mention that if you back to this time last preseason--He was saying the same exact things--"we have more depth, the defense is winning sometimes in practice, we're expecting big things from them and guys have bought in." Which leads to your other point. "Everybody knew the defense would be terrible last year!" Really? Thats not what Al Golden and D'No thought, said or predicted during preseason camp interviews. So they must not have a brain huh. Its also not what people posted preseason, no one was saying the defense would terrible, ranked that low, or expecting every team to including Duke, BC, and even that HBCU to run up and down the field on Us. People were posting the same inflated hope for dominance and defensive ranking predictions that they are this season. Also, does added depth automatically mean improved production? No it doesn't--thats believing in quantity over quality. Another evidence of the infiltration of Corporate Cane philosophy into our fan base. The onus of success is solely on the quantity, size, and weight of our players, as usual. Golden has yall heads spinning.

No point in referencing recruiting classes. We've been getting top recruiting classes off and on for the last ten years, but its always been about developing that talent aka coaching. We weren't dead, Shannon needed to be replaced, but Golden was not the man for the job, because his binder has everything to do with things supposedly outside of his control. It doesn't encompass any responsibility or accountability during games. Just advises talking points, deflection tactics and excuses pre and post game. I don't think we should have been world-beaters by now, but his style and political approach to this job rubs me the wrong way, thats all. I'm sick of the kids being thrown under the bus because of his coaching deficiencies. After Shannon, all you guys wanted was a coach that could say freshmen instead of freshman's lol. That's low expectations.

U laughed at Mike Leach--who is a superior coach to Al Golden scheme-wise. Then you ask Cal to stop complaining by pointing him to how some believe we have depth now and some transfer players that haven't played a down for us yet. Then u talked about how everyone's expectations are low, exaggerated how our team was dead, and finished with how ticket sales are up.

You unknowingly just laid down the whole political powerpoint presentation--and how you have internalized it--hook, line and sinker.

So its acceptable for the way others think to be the basis for the way we think? Others low expectations should also impact our personal expectations? Recruiting sites ran by unathletic nerds whoa re always wrong, still are worth referencing? Our program was dead even though we still haven't been penalized by the NCAA for anything as a whole? Golden saved Us despite admitting that he doesn't have to handle anything associated with their investigation outside of the same negative recruiting UM annually has to deal with? And finally--ticket sales are up--which is suppose to say that, no matter what--the model is working. LMAO!

U should send that post to Shalala and Golden--he may put it in the illustrious Holy Binder.

I am cautiously optomistic about Miami this year. I think that Al Golden has done a good job of stabalizing the program in the face of the NCAA farce.

I think that the defense will definitely improve and the offense should be capable of keeping us in any of the games that we play. It is going to be a great season and recruiting will only improve in the future. Can't wait for the season to begin.

Looking at the defensive statistics from 2011, the Hurricanes gave up 359.9 yards per game, which ranked them 48 in the country. Not very good, but not terrible. Last year, they gave up 486.4 yards per game, raking 116. (Tennessee, by the way, had a very similar fall). The question is what caused such a huge decline. Was it D'Onofrio? Lack of experience of players? Lack of size? Lack of depth? Or some combination of the above? I think it was a combination. There is no doubt that the Canes had lack of experience, size, and depth last year. However, D'Onofrio's philosophy of "bend don't break" played a big role in the decline of the defense. They were nowhere near creative or aggressive enough. The players weren't that great last year, but were they nearly the worst set of defensive players in the country? I don't think so.

Coach D'Onofrio has no excuses this year. If his team does not come back to being a top 50 defense, he has to go.


"CBS Sports national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming thinks Golden can be a superstar recruiter at Miami. Last year, Lemming named Golden the top recruiter in the country for the work he did at Temple. With Al Golden, I believe he's as good as Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Pete Carroll, Mack Brown and Jim Tressell, who I consider the top five recruiters in the country. He's as good as those five, he just never had the platform like he will at Miami. If anybody can get them back to the glory days of the 1980s and 1990s where talent was oozing out the door, it's Al Golden."- Tom Lemming


"Taking into consideration how Golden has been able to accumulate a strong crop of talent in the last few recruiting cycles and the same appears true for next February's haul, the talent level at Miami continues to rise under the leadership of Golden and his staff. And as we saw at Temple, Golden can flat-out coach."- Dave Miller


"Jimmy Johnson has been out of coaching for more than a decade, and out of college football for nearly 25 years. But he knows enough about the University of Miami to know that he likes second-year coach Al Golden. “I told Al he’s doing it the right way,” Johnson said Tuesday at his College Football Hall of Fame press conference in New York. “He’s an outstanding recruiter. He’s very disciplined. I think he’s the perfect guy to get Miami back on track.”"- Ivan Maisel


"So what makes this year’s class different from past years? It’s the “Jimmy Johnson Model” that Al Golden is following. Now you may wonder what the “Jimmy Johnson Model” is and how is it still relevant in today’s day and age of football? The model is very clear cut and Al Golden is following it to a tee. It starts off by recruiting smart players that come from winning programs, but it goes a lot deeper than just that. Once you find these types of players you look for guys that are leaders with high character. Jimmy Johnson looked for players that didn’t just do it on the field, but guys that could also bring the locker room together and earn the respect of their teammates. Jimmy Johnson never had to worry about telling a player he had to run a better route or finish off a tackle because the leaders that he recruited would not let those little mistakes go unnoticed. This is exactly what the Hurricanes have been missing over the last few years, and exactly the type of players Al Golden is trying to stockpile his roster with now."- Kenney Perez

JaxCane,

I will definitely be tuned in.

Unlike some UM fans I'm used to being the best not one of the best or amoung the best. I don't care about what bowl game we're playing in unless it's for the championship. That's just where my level of expectations are when I root for my teams. I'm a fan of the Steelers, Lakers, Dodgers and Canes. It's titles or bust for me every year. I've been on many of message boards and blogs voicing my displeasure for many of coaches and coordinators for these teams year in and year out and just like Calvin I've been accused of not being a fan. I've posted year after year for the Steelers to fire Jim Haslett and Tim Lewis because I thought they were ruining what Lebeau restablished in Pittsburg defensively. It's what fans do, of course we think we know better then the guys doing the hiring and sometimes more then the guys that's coaching. Well news flash that's what make me a fan.

I don't agree with everytng Calvin post, He likes the 4-3 I prefer a 3-4 defense just not a laid back 3-4 defense. Reason beig I think you can disguise better ou of the 3-4 and the 3-4 is better suited for stopping the run. He states it's easy to beat a 3-4 by just bringing in a 3rd wide receiver, I say no it's not as long as you have a solid nickel db (be it corner of safety) that can cover and tackle. It's football talk, we do it at the barber shop every week. no personal attacks needed. But to each it's own.

I hear this talk about we will win the ACC and 9-3 or 10-2 I'm just not wired that way. We are starting to sound like my buddy a FSU fan that brags about how many times they finished ranked in the top 5. Huh??? when did that become important to the Canes??

Intimidation doesn't have to be proactive, it can be a reactionary feeling of insecurity, hopeless, respect, fear, and inferiority by the opponent, just knowing that your team is better motivate, conditioned, *coached* and are about to whoop them.

5 national championships were won on our internalized belief in ourselves = Cane Swagger. Is that not substance? What other examples of substance have you experienced as a Cane fan outside of those 5 rings founded in our swagger? What you are feeding on is smokescreens and mirrors, built-in excuses and deflections. "We weren't going to bowl games???" We certainly had the opportunity to if we would have played in the ACC championship game last year.

U guys are exaggerating how bad we've been, to justify your own low expectations. Self-medicating by tempering expectations while we as a team fall into a permanent state of mediocrity. Canes fans are in coma. We (the canes fan and Canes players) haven't been that bad--the coaching has been.

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moron. Just straight incoherent moron.

That article about Golden only speaks to one aspect of JJ's Model and thats recruitment. What about the aspect of a championship team? Coaching, scheming, adjustments, poise, acceptance, and teaching? JJ didn't just recruit, then let kids run on the field and they won chips. He acknowledge their struggle, and channeled their passion and energy to the football field while devising a plan of *attack* on both sides of the ball that suited their personality and culture. That article is incomplete. The other aspect is the very thing Golden is deficient in. They focused on the pro typical athlete needed to bring us back, but what about the coaching lol!

I'm with you J'Ville Cane--good post.

The title or bust mentality must really suck to live by. With that mentality you've only enjoyed five seasons of football in our what, ninety years? If your a fan of college football you really need to enjoy the cycle. Especially if your a Miami fan.

Miami is a Top tier job period.

JaxCane,

Haven't lived long enough to reach ninety years of disappointment just yet but to your point you are correct I've had tons of disappointing seasons. I guess that's what allow me to strongly voice my displeasure when I don't like what's going on with my teams.


But last year we knew the defense would be terrible. We lost veteran guys to the NFL and other problems so we had to play guys who weren't ready.

Posted by: JaxCane | August 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

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Yes, it didn't take a major college football SAVANT, to know that Miami would take a bloody step backwards on defense last season. hUh

However, NO Cane bUbba bloody IMAGINED the Hurricanes would SHAMELY FALL to No.116!! Eh. What say.

And absolutely NO Hurricane partisan would bloody WITNESS the absolute WORST team defense in Miami history!!

Matter of fact, Miami's young defense NEVER IMPROVED as the season progressed!! ENTER the final game of the campaign against MIGHTY duke. dUh

And that falls on your BELOVED d'Onofrio and what not.

The cycle can only be enjoyable when circumstances are extenuating and the struggle is needed/necessary. Its the continual seasons of self-imposed struggle and sanctioning (Donna Shalala's mismanagement and the hiring of inadequate AD's and coaching staffs) that takes the passion and embracing of the cycle out of the fan.

We are being served mediocrity on purpose and always have the potential for greatness considering the State of Miami athletes we are surrounded by. Its the board mentality, our president, and the deficient staffs they give us thats the problem. Why should I embrace a process thats on a voluntary: soak, wash, rinse, and spin cycle? That's called insanity. And sympathizing with the UM administrative culprits is called Stockholm's Syndrome.


The players weren't that great last year, but were they nearly the worst set of defensive players in the country? I don't think so.

Coach D'Onofrio has no excuses this year. If his team does not come back to being a top 50 defense, he has to go.

Posted by: Sunny Dee | August 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

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Chit, the VAST MAJORITY of squads from the Mountain West and Sun Belt and the mighty W.A.C. had better overall team defenses, than Miami last season.

Again, I'm yapping the likes of New Mexico St. and Alabama- Birmingham and Memphis and U.N.L.V., for instance. Heck, these are a few of the teams which were stronger on defense than the Canes. Albeit their schedules weren't as difficult as Miami's and what not.

Still, to be RANKED No.116 among 121 college football programs is simply PATHETIC!! And again, that falls y'all's BELOVED d'Onofrio.


The bloody odds of Miami becoming a TOP 50 team defense this season are very, very, very slim to none. hUh

Yet, the Cane zealots in the canespace/eoth still be predicting a TOP 35 defense, or higher. Eh. What say.

Chit, I-F the Hurricanes were ranked No.35 or No. 33 by the end of the season, I'd have to say y'all Miami loyalists are looing at an UNDEFEATED season in 2013!! Get outta' heres', outsider.

Its difficult and futile to embrace a cycle thats self-imposed and sanctioned. If the struggle had roots in some extenuating circumstance outside of our control, then I'm used to those and I'm down. But thats not what we've been experiencing as canes fans of late, this stuff is self-inflicted (Donna Shalala's mismanagement and the hiring of inadequate AD's and coaching staffs = no continuity). Down years and turn-over is expected, by our numerous instances stem from inadequacy and mismanagement. We have the ability to have a successful season every year as we're surrounded by the talent-rich "State of Miami" area. The problem isn't the kids, its their leaders--the adults who get paid handsomely to do a good job. The structure is off and accountability at the top does't exist. we are on a voluntary: soak, wash, rinse, spin cycle. Why embrace that? Thats called insanity. And sympathizing with UM employed administrative culprits is called Stockholm's Syndrome.

sorry for the double post--the other came thru late--I thought I lost it.


sorry for the double post--the other came thru late--I thought I lost it.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 14, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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It's all cool.

Now, WILL Miami get a SHUTOUT this season. Because this is the LAMEST non-conference schedule in Miami football history, arguably speaking.

And the WEAK a.c.c. is still the weak A.C.C.

So, I-F the Hurricanes were to tally a shutout or two this season. It would have to come in their opener against F.A.U., or their road game against South Florida University.

For instance, both F.A.U. and SoFla. have the WEAKEST offenses returning, and both lack experience on that side of the L.O.S. hUh

F.W.I.W. The Owls scored only THREE POINTS against Florida and Michigan St. last season.

So if y'all Cane bUbba's are looking for a barometer and or comparison between y'all's Hurricanes, and the Spartans and Gators. The F.A.U. game would be the key indicator of what type of season Miami will have on defense.

Again, F.A.U. will have an inexperienced offensive lineup entering their opening game against the Hurricanes.

Nonetheless, I SEE-r the Owls tallying 13 points or less against Miami. Eh. What say.

I got my rented RV ready to go and open for party time!
August 30 at 2 PM I will be there maybe about noon to beat the traffic and get in ahead of the rush. I heard we will have a full capacity crowd for those pesky Owls.
One of the toughest teams we will face this season.
I will bring a stuffed owl toy and taunt the Owl fans with it!
Lets Go Canes!

Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

U'all Cane partisans saw it here first!!

Any chance you can explain "Donna Shalala's mismanagement"?

She hires the ADs who hire the coaches. She kept Dee until he retired, and the next two ADs she hired made great decisions (hiring Larranga and Golden) until they were each offered AD jobs at bigger universities in their respective home towns.

How are those bad hires by Shalala, should she have only considered hiring people that aren't good enough for other schools to want?

And BTW, this is Blake James dream job, I think most people agree he was a phenomenal hire as well.

What is "eoth?"

Over-and-Under for Miami vs. F.A.U. be... -58 1/2 points.

The Hurricanes are currently a - 32 1/2 home chalk. hUh

So my SAGACIOUS advice is to play the OVER's!! Because I'm thinking Miami will go VANILLA on the offensive side of the L.O.S. SEE the Florida game the following weekend! But then again, I could be totally wrong. Huh

JJ brought a wildly superior team that was completely unprepared or motivated to play Penn State in a national championship game and got waxed. Does that mean that JJ was a bad coach? Of course not, but the normal suspects on this blog would have called for the man to be fired.

Miami football has created unrealistic expectations amongst the fan base due to their great success. This is the same situation that occurred at UCLA basketball after John Wooden's incredible run.

The UCLA fan's demanded the same level of success no matter what and those expectations all but assured UCLA would never reach the dizzying heights they had in the past.

The UCLA fans attacked the administration, the coaches and players that led to players not wanting to play for the bruins and coaches not wanting to coach there.

The Hurricanes are going through a parallel experience where expectations are ridiculous and beginning with Coker the overwhelming negativity from the fans base played a major roll in topflight players not wanting to join the Canes as they believed what the fans were saying that the program was a mess and would not get better.

Granted, jealous, cowardly gator fans post on all Miami blogs posting nonsense trying to dissuade recruits from joining the Canes, but the reality is many so-called Miami fans have done great damage to the program due to their whining, moaning and clueless comments and opinions.

Al Golden recognized this challenge and has made it clear to his coaches, players and the real Miami fans you are either with the Canes or against the Canes...like he and his coaches and players have said...they will remember who was with them and who was against them.

If Coach Golden accepts a job at a better program, a real likelihood, hiring another coach of any caliber will be almost impossible. No coach in his right mind would want to come here after witnessing the treatment Coker, Shannon and now Golden has received, because that coach will know that Miami fans will destroy any chance he would have at success while in Miami and any future coaching opportunities.


She kept Dee until he retired, and the next two ADs she hired made great decisions (hiring Larranga and Golden) until they were each offered AD jobs at bigger universities in their respective home towns.

How are those bad hires by Shalala, should she have only considered hiring people that aren't good enough for other schools to want?

Posted by: Cual? | August 14, 2013 at 12:34 PM

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The jury is still out on the hiring of Goldie. Miami's previous head coach went 9-3 in his third season in Coral Gables, and lost a tough, hard fought, close game against Big 10 power Wisconsin.

So, let's see IF the Hurricanes finish 9-3, or better this season.

By the way, I still SEE-r the prestigious N.C.A.A. bloody BANNING Miami from a bowl game in 2013. Eh. What say.

I'm thinking of showing up at the stadium by 4:00 AM on Sept 7th so I can be the first one in the lot.
Does anyone know where I can rent a live alligator to take to the game and taunt the uf fans with?
So excited about this season!

Golden has received poor treatment? From who???

Coaching UM can provide a big reward. You have all the local talent to have bigtime success. JJ, Butch, and Erickson all landed NFL jobs because they were successful at Miami. Erickson, as we have seen repeatedly, is not a great coach.

If you fail at UM, it's probably because you aren't very good. It's too early to tell on Golden, especially in light of the looming sanctions he has had to deal with.

Eye Of The Hurricane (EOTH)

D - tough, hard fought, but not close. UM took the opening kick to the house, had it called back, and still scored the TD within the first 30 seconds.

Then they got their asses handed to them for nearly four straight quarters and scored a meaningless touchdown in garbage time.

This was the game where afterwards Shannon famously answered every question "I can't explain why".

Jury's still out on Al Golden but if nothing else he talks the talk and has the program firing on all cylinders from high school camps, to recruiting, to player development, to showing up for every game. They've only been blown off the field once, by K State. That's much more than could be said for any of Shannon's teams.

So none of it matters if it doesn't translate to wins, but at the very least it can be said that UM has a coach who's actually running the program - they haven't had that since Butch Davis.


If Coach Golden accepts a job at a better program, a real likelihood, hiring another coach of any caliber will be almost impossible. No coach in his right mind would want to come here after witnessing the treatment Coker, Shannon and now Golden has received, because that coach will know that Miami fans will destroy any chance he would have at success while in Miami and any future coaching opportunities.

Posted by: Ron Zook | August 14, 2013 at 12:42 PM

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1. I bloody envision Goldie bolting upscale Coral Gables for the next upscale Big 10 or Big 12 head coach opening. hUh

2. Yes, arguably speaking Miami has the WORST fandom in all of B.C.S. college football!!

And please don't give me those LAME EXCUSES of being in sunny South Florida.

Because Southern California has the same social extra-curricular activities as South Florida, and both U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. don't have any difficulty drawing fandom for either an afternoon game, or evening/night game!!

Yup, Miami has the worst fans in the country, every sport professional and college.

Nevin Shapiro could only happen to Miami, no other school has such rabid boosters who didn't even go to the school. No where else would a booster do something that would hurt their school.

You don't have to go to a college to be a great fan, but Miamian sports fans are terrible to begin with, so UM's fanbase is just a double whammy of terrible.

Inside The U and Canesport are other Miami Hurricane blogs as well

Golden has received poor treatment? From who???

Coaching UM can provide a big reward. You have all the local talent to have bigtime success. JJ, Butch, and Erickson all landed NFL jobs because they were successful at Miami. Erickson, as we have seen repeatedly, is not a great coach.

If you fail at UM, it's probably because you aren't very good. It's too early to tell on Golden, especially in light of the looming sanctions he has had to deal with.

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Thank you for making my point Sunny Dee...Until Lou Saban arrived Miami regularly failed for almost 50 years. He began the turn around...not with a South Florida star, but a kid from Pennsylvania named Jim Kelly. You say that if a coach fails at UM he's not very good. That was true during the Erickson era, but is not the case today for all the reasons I mentioned in my post above. The bile that Miami fans slather on the Canes coaches and players is what competitive coaches point to when recruiting kids who are considering joining the Canes. The coaches tell the players they don't have to believe them, just look what the Miami fans say about their own coaches and players. Al Golden is a fantastic coach who will leave here due to the idiot fans and go to a school whose fan base will love the man. And when he comes back to South Florida to recruit he will know the stories to tell the recruits and will slay us.

Posted by: Cual? | August 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

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Wisconsin 20, Hurricanes 14

That don't look like Miami " got their asses handed to them! "

And RB Cooper was injured, and the lost for the entire game.

Then, Jacory Harris was playing a SEVENTY-FIVE ( 75% ) PERCENT the vast majority of the game.

Matter of fact, Harris' had an injured thumb on his THROWING HAND, and a bloody BANGED UP LEG injury, which hindered any sort of pocket movement, and threat of running!

And just imagine, Miami still had AN OPPORTUNITY to win with less than a minute in the game!!! hUh

Even the game statistics indicated a TIGHT ball game.

The fact is CUAL is just another Randy Shannon H-A-T-E-R!! Nothing more and nothing less.

Wow, am I wrong that they scored in the first 30 seconds because of the opening kickoff return and then got manhandled on both lines for four straight quarters? They got a meaningless touchdown in garbage time and recovered the desperation onside kick but you'd have to be delusional to think that game was close.

The game statistics don't lie, UM couldn't run the ball or stop the run, Wisconsin had the ball for 40 minutes.

It's just bloody amazing, that the Hurricanes have had continued college football success from 1983- 2005. Especially with a sub-par fandom, and an INDIFFERENT University Administration and what not. Even the SoFla college football media-nexus aren't exactly Hurricane ZEALOTS and what not.

Well, at least ESPN's Herbie has given Miami some " love and what not. " hUh

Tad Foote was not indifferent, he wanted the football program to stop trying to be #1.


Miami 48

F.A.U. 13

U'all Cane partisans saw it here first!!

Posted by: D | August 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Even though the Hurricane players are saying " no looking ahead to Florida. " I still think once the Hurricanes get a comfortable lead, Goldie will ORDER Coley to bloody PUT THE BRAKES on the SCORING MACHINE. Eh. What say. But then again, I'm probably wrong. dUh

The two coaches that have failed at UM in the past 30 years, Coker and Shannon, aren't exactly thriving elsewhere.

As I've said, it's too early to tell how good Golden is. However, I haven't heard many fans criticizing him at all. To the contrary, most fans I've come across love him and understand the obstacles he has had to deal with. I agree Canes fans can be obnoxious, but I haven't seen it towards Golden as of yet.

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