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Canes crack Top 25 for first time under Golden, Linder earns ACC honor and Bush looks iffy for UF

Cracking the Top 25 USA Today Coaches poll might not mean a whole lot to Miami Hurricanes players, but it does count for something in the Al Golden era.

It's the first time Miami is ranked under his leadership.

You might not remember this, but it took Randy Shannon a little less time (10th week of his second season) to crack the Top 25. Golden obviously had a lot more on his plate than Shannon did with the NCAA probe dangling overhead from the start.

Miami fell out of the AP Top 25 under Shannon after just one week by losing to Georgia Tech 41-23 on the road. The following season, Miami began the season unranked, but opened with a 38-34 win over Florida State to get into the Top 25 poll. Then the Canes beat 14th-ranked Georgia Tech 33-17 and climbed all the way up into the Top 10 (No. 9) before losing 31-7 at Virginia Tech the following week. Those 2009 Hurricanes, however, finished 9-4 and remained in the Top 25 poll the rest of the season.

If Miami loses to Florida Saturday, the Canes would likely slip out of the poll. Golden, 2-3 against his first five ranked opponents (Shannon was too to start his career), gets the Gators (9th in USA Today, 12th in AP) this week.

Opportunity for a signature win? Absolutely. If you think about it, Miami really hasn't had one yet under Golden. The 17-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes they beat in 2011 finished 6-7. The 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished 8-5. Beating these Gators would definitely elevate Golden and Miami's status, show recruits the program really is on an upward climb. 

"It's obviously a big game, but the biggest thing for us is to focus on what we can control," Golden said when asked if this game might serve as a benchmark. "Everything else that surrounds it, we have no impact on."

BUSH STILL FEELING DISCOMFORT IN GROIN

Sophomore safety Deon Bush started six games for Miami last season as a true freshman. We still aren't sure if and when he'll start another.

Bush, who had sports hernia surgery this summer, told me he still feels discomfort and hasn't been completely cleared yet to play in a game even though he's wearing a green "full-go" jersey and practicing.

"I'm getting there. I'm working each day to improve, working with the trainer. The trainer is doing a great job," Bush said.

When will you be ready?

"When I'm able to go out there and perform at a good level," he said. "I don't want to go out there in the game if I'm not 100 percent healthy."

Do you expect to be back this season? Could you redshirt?

"That's not part of the plan," Bush said. "I definitely should [be back]."

> Quarterback Stephen Morris earned this week's quote of the week. Told Miami had just missed out on making it into the AP Top 25, Morris said: "I could give two you know whats about it. My focus is I have to get the locker room ready … what we have to do on Saturday."

> Hurricanes right guard Brandon Linder was named ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week by the league office Tuesday. Linder shared the honor with Clemson sophomore center Ryan Norton.

It’s Linder’s second ACC weekly honor. He named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Nov. 15, 2010, as a freshman. Linder is the first Miami Hurricane offensive lineman to earn an ACC weekly honor since Nov. 7, 2011, when center Tyler Horn was named Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week. The Hurricanes ran for over 300 yards against FAU.

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Posted by: mahoney-pearson | September 04, 2013 at 04:17 PM


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Miami's defense also has the DEPTH in the " front-seven " this season. The question is it QUALITY depth in the front-seven.

Their depth on the D-line and linebacker positions will pay dividends on Saturday!! Bloody guarantee it.

In other words, I dont' SEE-r the Hurricanes getting MANHANDLED like the K.St and Notre Dame games last season.


Storm Johnson was dismissed for smoking weed.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 04, 2013 at 04:27 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My bad!

"Gallo claimed that Muschamp would win the game on a flea-flicker. You know, the plays that haven't been called since the 70's."

We opened with a flea-flicker last week... Just sayin.

Ain't your bad, it still wasn't because of competition alone as the other poster said.

Canes crack Top 25 for first time under Golden,

The euphoria lasts just one week, until their next game when they are promptly smacked down by the Gators.
Golden still cannot find that elusive signature win and remains winless against top 20 teams.

Cheer up canefan, Savannah High is next.

Miami-32
Floriduh-21

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/155630/ric-flair-woooooo-o.gif

Storm Johnson was dismissed for smoking weed.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 04, 2013 at 04:27 PM

Like everything else you say you just pulled that right out of your ass.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/05/rb-storm-johnson-leaving-um.html

" I’m not in the “must win” camp " but I am in the “must show we can hang with the big boys” camp. " CANEZ1, eoth
############

Typical SIZZY speak coming from some Cane good ol' boy. hUh I guess he don't have NO confidence in the Canes. Get outta' here, outsider.

Well, it is a MUST WIN game for the University of Miami, Florida Hurricane football program. For ALL the obvious reasons!

Again, I-F Miami defeats the MIGHTY Gators this Saturday. The Hurricanes will finish the regular season RANKED in the Top 10!

U read it here first. dUh

" I’m not in the “must win” camp but I am in the “must show we can hang with the big boys” camp. " CANEZ1/eoth
************


Also, " hanging with the big boys " is a DEFEATIST MENTALITY!!! hUh

Sounds like this Cane Good Ol' Boy has been MESMERIZED by Goldie. What.

That CANEZ1 bUbba and like-minded Cane loyalists still SUFFER from the fear of their team de jure being MOLESTED, akin to what happened against K.St and the Celts last season.

It's a new slate bUbba's, and Miami football don't wanna' being the laughing stock of the major college football no longer.

Time to RE-kindle the nasty swagger of yester seasons. Oh, Goldie still is around with a NEW Hurricane IMAGE and what not.

Nevertheless, the Hurricanes WON'T get embarrassed on national telly this Saturday, and don't be in SHOCK if " U " know who wins!!


sorry...UF backs

matt jones 6'2" 226
mack brown 5'11" 215

beat

duke johnson 5'9" 196
edwardo clements 5'6" 192

this is where the game will be won.....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | September 04, 2013 at 01:27 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The post above by the nimrod that claims size doesn't matter and Coach Golden's U-Tough program hasn't helped the players, but hurt them. Tough keeping up with all those lies eh Gallo?

Again, nimrod, go tell the 5'8" 195lb Oklahoma Sate Barry Sanders Sanders who carried the ball almost 350 times per year that he couldn't play and all the teams with two backs who weighed more than him and were also taller were in "totality" better than Sanders...MORON!

I understand if you don't like Golden and don't think he is a good coach, I only have to read that every time Manny posts a new blog. Regardless of the topic people always come back to either supporting or crapping on AL Golden and his staff (mostly the D coordinator). I personally don't mind AL Golden right now. A lot of you raise good points but it's all in vain until the season plays out. My point is stop posting the same thing every time an article is written in this blog. WE GET IT! You dislike AL Golden and that wont change unless the man wins a dang National Championship but it's annoying to read that every day. So instead of getting yourselves all riled up...why not just wait and see what comes of this season? Because right now everything is just pure speculation on your part. So far we have not played Florida this season and we have not lost yet to Florida this season but some "so called fans" are hell bent on saying it's going to happen. How about you try to think positive and UNTIL the game actually happens stop making accusations about how the coaching staff will lose the game for us. Nobody knows that yet for sure. Go Canes and let's give the Gator trash one heck of a game Saturday. All About The U

Gallo prefers length to girth. He is just a fruity party boy that way.

This video gave me chills. A game I will never forget and really gets me pumped for Saturday. Every die heart cane fan should watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5erbhNYao

Enjoy! And Go Canes!

A long time ago, home was called canesville. But now, this week and always, it will be called gators gardens stadium. UF 38 UM 10 and that's being kind, another beat down

D is right, the canes don't stand a chance

Shannon would have 2 National Championships by now. This golden just can't get it done. go gators

Go Gators, wait which one am I, calvin,D, or Gallo. Sometimes I get confused and Think I'm a lesbian.

RJ,

That's the problem, mediocrity has set in. From Choker yes Choker, Shannon now Al Golden tongue. If there's one thing we have learned to identify is a mediocre team.I root for Al to be successful enough that an ad at another school throw big money at him and hire him away. If he doesn't think finishing 116th on defense is reasons enough to fire his buddy he'll never when us a championship imo. If we're waiting on the day we have 2001 or 2002 talent in order to win it all (auto pilot) is what he called it why allow him to stick around. I can see him sticking around and one year when a non championship bowl or two and someone hire him away.

This blog is quite confusing, the same folks that post Shannon couldn't recruit are the first to point out that randy's guys being suspended was the reading for Al's struggle in year 1. why would we need such horrible guys randy recruited.

I have all the confidence in the world we gave the talent to beat Florida (not sure if Al does he wouldn't say) but this staff just don't have the pedigree.imho

*win* not when
*have* not gave

True Cane,

You bring up some good points but now we just got to wait and see. This game will define the season and I am looking forward to it. I don't root for mediocrity, I expect dominance. However I recognize that the team has been through a lot and we have had a rebuilding period (too long if you ask me) but it is what it is. It all comes down to Saturday though. It's put up or shut up time for the players and the staff. Go Canes!

lots of nervous canes up in here ...

In games like this, in-state, players knowing each other VERY well, Special teams plays/miscues seem to play a big part. FSU/Miami is a good case, and I believe, if I were Al, I'd chance putting Duke on the kickoff team. Even a fake to him might give the Canes a big play. No punt returns though. I wouldn't put it past Musk-champ to go for an illegal hit on Duke when he's defenseless.
Canes in a squeaker, 27-24.

Lmao Harriet Tubman Cane. The genesis of it all is a guy who goes by canesrule or Montreal Cane or 9.5.2. Would personally attack my Gator comments on Gator blogs. That's when I instituted The Curse of Art Kehoe. Ive been telling cane fan that the program is garbage for about five or six years now. I was RIGHT all along. And here's a free tip, the program is still garbage, left in the dust. The eroded program continues to lose on the three most important battlefields.. 1) games 2) recruiting and 3) coaching staff. But let all the cane self-trolls dance for me. It's amusing that in an area of millions if people, every single negative comment is from me. LOL. IM A FREAKIN LEGEND. Canesrule necessitated the multiple ID's with his constant personal attacks. And now you all live in a constant state of paranoia. Nice. The infighting in here is also high comedy. Talk about a fractured and distrusting fan base? That []_[].

Posted by: The Curse of Art Kehoe | September 04, 2013 at 01:47 PM

.

HOLA ARTY !!!

You still have these dumb n blind Cane Clucks chasing their tails ...

Pure Cane Comedy n Tragedy at it's finest my man...

Holla Brother !

As if the media would be abreast of that sort of info. Golden kept it in house, so it wouldn't seem like he didn't have control and to protect the kids from being labeled and thus turned down when trying to weigh their transfer options. Williams and Devontae Davis were his smoking partners, they were dismissed too. Seantrel used to be in Storm's room too.

14-11 40-45 116th in defense. Excuse after excuse, deflection, their brand, they only have 14 games etc..I feel U RJ, but everything is not speculation. He has been our coach for 2 full seasons, is that long enough to form an opinion on his coaching style or acumen? Also considering what he said after watching Us lose to ND in 2010. He said we had the horses and that we'd be back to prominence sooner than he originally thought. So who gave him a timeline? He provided his own. U right though, it's wait and see.

"choker"? true (false cane)?

Larry Coker took his first team to the NC and won.
Larry Coker in fact took the U to 2 straight NCs
In his third year Larry Coker went 10-2 and still beat FSU to win another BCS (2 in 3 years).
In his fourth year, Coker went 9-3 and his team beat the gators in the Peach bowl. In fact, Larry Coker never lost to FSU in 5 years and beat Florida twice

Larry Coker's teams went 4-1 in bowls

In comparison, Randy Shannon went 5-7, 7-6, 9-4 his first three years and everntually went 0-3 in bowls

People talk about Larry Cokers bad recruiting yet he managed to get Gatorade players of the years Brock Berlin and Kyle Wright. Plus two top 5 running backs in Tyrone Moss and Charlie Johnson and a bunch of other consensus 4 and 5 stars eg Ryan Moore, Calais Campbell, Javarris James

So stop talking out your arse. You and Calvin n, and D and Harriet Obamam I mean Tubman, are a bunch of loser racists.

Maybe you should ask for Al Sharpton to come downand protest against Donofrio.

_____ This is the final word loser gators:

UM 35
UF 17

Miami's O-line outweighs your rbs by 100 lbs each... so who cares about
your stupid fat running backs

By the way, Teddy Bridge just threw another TD on your sorry a55es

Harriet, Gallo or whatever your screen name is...

Storm Johnson's father was and still is a overbearing factor in his kid's life. His father was quoted numerous times leading up to Storm's decision to leave the "U" that it was his opinion his son should see more playing time, if not starting.

You trying to promote the lie that the kid was kicked off the team, because of drug use is a typical wanker move, which you are wholly qualified.

You must have Storm confused with one of your cowardly Gators Chico!

Don't really see where this is a "must" win game at all. Would it be great for us to win? Well hell yeah but that is the case with all of our games. And this idiot and that idiot can say this or that about confidence for the team and what not. The fact is from what I have seen is that Florida offensively is a more physical offense where as we have shown to be more finesse and speedy. I am still trying to see how analyst say that our O line is the strength of our team because for them to be so big and supposedly powerful, they really haven't shown that yet. The fact is if we can stop the run of Florida and get pressure on Driskel, we stand a great chance to win assuming we don't turn the ball over.

Harriet,

Yup Saturday is judgement day, can't wait.

I heard there's some folks up in Gainsville that need some ICE?

U calling someone racist is like the pot calling the kettle black. Based on what? Look the word up, then come back and prove this accusation using the definition, not your own. I don't support Sharpton and never voted for Obama. Next!

The Gator Coach but biggest Cane fan aka Curse's greatest creation Frankenstein Zook, so since U have quotes from a father of a player, then it means thats how the player feels, huh? Ok, well why didn't Luther Robinson leave as well? His dad thru a fit, but was it perceived as a representation of what Luther (his own man) felt by the coaches?

Shannon would have 2 National Championships by now. This golden just can't get it done. go gators

Posted by: D | September 04, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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LMAO...you can't be serious.

In other words, Goldie is STILL a great coach. Whether Miami defeats or loses to MIGHTY Florida on Saturday.

Again, Canesjunkie and like-minded partisans come with their TYPICAL Canespace/eoth rebuttals/DOUBLESPEAK. dUh

Posted by: D | September 04, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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Where is there double talk? ACC Championship and BCS bowl game, that's the goal this year. In case you haven't noticed FSU is the team to beat in Florida and those (hopefully 2) games are a majority of the measuring stick. We've won one big game a season already. We beat Oklahoma, OSU, and VT, what did that get us?

Understand this, Florida isn't our rival, we just owe them one.


The Gator Coach but biggest Cane fan aka Curse's greatest creation Frankenstein Zook, so since U have quotes from a father of a player, then it means thats how the player feels, huh? Ok, well why didn't Luther Robinson leave as well? His dad thru a fit, but was it perceived as a representation of what Luther (his own man) felt by the coaches?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 04, 2013 at 09:51 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hey Doris, I just pointed out another of your endless lies and then you went on a female hissy fit. Stop lying and I will quit punching you in your big mouth.

It was Storm's father who convinced the kid to leave...he was not kicked off the team for drug use...dummy!

Now you are trying to confuse the issue by introducing Luther Robinson's father. What the hell does Luther's father have to do with Storms situation? Are you now claiming that Luther had a drug problem as you have falsely claimed Storm does? You also slammed Seantrel and several other Canes in your lie.

Finally, after I pointed out what a piece of sheet your are by always degrading the program, coaches and players you claimed you NEVER put down the players, yet you have attacked Storm, Seantrel and others on this very thread.

You lie a lot, you're just not very good at it!

Zook, someone told me not to argue with fools because people begin to confuse which one is who. U twist, everything, how did I get caught in a lie? This isn't. "what Manny reported vs. what Manny didn't report. I never claimed that what I said happened was public knowledge, its info that U and others weren't privy to, but many people were. U don't know alot of things, but that doesn't make them a lie. U have an inflated perception of yourself, especially to have a Gator name. Look in the mirror at the troll and liar u detest and project onto others.

U think U run this blog, but u only run your mouth a pretty soon your wife is gonna put U to bed.

Its not a fact that Storm's father convinced him to leave. What make what u heard more factual than what I've heard? They could both be partly true. Prove that its a lie? I didn't think so. I'm claiming that Luther's father had an issue with his playing time and sounded off about it, but that its not a definite reflection of what Luther felt. Your only proof about Storm is what his dad said and what U heard. What don't U understand.

Sleep on this: courtesy of your master that U now hold in contempt.

Lmao Harriet Tubman Cane. The genesis of it all is a guy who goes by canesrule or Montreal Cane or 9.5.2. Would personally attack my Gator comments on Gator blogs. That's when I instituted The Curse of Art Kehoe. Ive been telling cane fan that the program is garbage for about five or six years now. I was RIGHT all along. And here's a free tip, the program is still garbage, left in the dust. The eroded program continues to lose on the three most important battlefields.. 1) games 2) recruiting and 3) coaching staff. But let all the cane self-trolls dance for me. It's amusing that in an area of millions if people, every single negative comment is from me. LOL. IM A FREAKIN LEGEND. Canesrule necessitated the multiple ID's with his constant personal attacks. And now you all live in a constant state of paranoia. Nice. The infighting in here is also high comedy. Talk about a fractured and distrusting fan base? That []_[].

Posted by: The Curse of Art Kehoe | September 04, 2013 at 01:47 PM

OWNED!!!!!!!!

self-check cane divider and Mediocrity defender ruined forever now. Yall got owned that bad? And a single one y'all responded! Go against other Canes full-steam but cower to a Gator--selective ignoring and no comments. Coward, Corporate/Pageantry/Stephen from Django Canes.

Not one of y'all responded to Curse LMAO! Lames.

My screen name is taking on meanings and has utility that I never even imagined!

U dudes are the slaves of men literally, figuratively, and theoretically.

Well...on another note does anyone remember where George McDonald got hired to be the offensive coordinator? I just can't remember for some reason even though I saw his team play this weekend.

Consider Duke Johnson’s rushing numbers in the games against arguably the four best teams on Miami’s schedule last season:

Kansas State: six rushes, 19 yards, 3.2 average

Notre Dame: eight rushes, 22 yards, 2.8 average

North Carolina: 14 rushes, 47 yards, 3.4 average

FSU: nine rushes, 27 yards, 3.0 average

.

Gee, do u think that the "good" teams decided to "key" on Duke ?

hint... do u think the Gators, better defensively than all the above teams, will "key" on Duke Saturday ?

ur backup RB again ? Don't need a backup right 9-5-2 ? Because Duke is the BEST RB in the Nation, will play everydown with 35 carries for 300 yards si ?

psssst ...

hey u ...

Ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ...

None of these items are important. Now lets talk seriously - who wants some ICE?

Stephen Morris>Jameis. This will decide who wins. UM in a close one.

Fellas, come to my tailgate.

All the c*ckmeat sandwhiches and man-mayo you want. I am the blog Pig. Book it.

Miami 30 - UF 13

Disappointing that the gator troll has now had to talk to himself, pretending to be a Cane fan slurping on a Gator.

Weak. A self-proclaimed anti-racist, the communist that opposes the Canes ever making money, supposedly supporting a guy that threatened to lynch our QB and head coach, and claims to have been the killer of Bryan Pata, who posts comments about "purple drank", and rips every Canes fan for the color of their skin.

And the fact that he rips all Canes websites, but obviously reads and quotes from them daily, just shows how obsessed and dangerous this freak is. We used to pray he would get help, since he claims to have been "created" by some Canes fan that doesn't even post here. But since his motivation is a lie, just like his other comments, no need to waste professional help on such a waste of life.

Workers of the world, rally round and let's overtake the capitalist pigs. This is what HarrietTubmanDouche wants.

The Canes fans are the capitalist enemy. Let's get them.

Soldy, Hola. I am in for the tailgate. Will wear my ass-less chaps.

See you soon.

Where oh where is Calvina on Miami's ranking in
defense after the first game. Crickets...

RJ your point is well made, but posters like our friend Harrieta Tubwoman just waste our time repeating and engagingothers with no real focus on the 'Canes. Throw in here and there an observation, but overall, very little to add..

Most of the posters ignore and read select posts.

'Trash you need to back up and don't step over the line with our key "Duke".

You know that come mid season you will have to write that your were the LOOSER on that call.
Kid has talent in every pore. Have you seen him play?.

Saw him 3 times last season and ALL the Miami fans were high fiving after every run while chanting "Duke Duke".
Electrifying and VERY talented; so tiptoe quietly LOOSER you are now on thin ice re our KEY.
Go 'Canes

You canes will loose fur sure. Mighty Gators will OWN the Gables after sat. UM will stick close for a quarter or too, but it will look like KState all over again.

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