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What UM coach Al Golden said after the Savannah State game

Here is what Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden had to say after Saturday's 77-7 romp over Savannah State.

> On what he learned from the game...

“I think we learned about a lot of individuals. Ryan Williams stepped up. I thought Gus Edwards stepped up. Beau Sandland stepped up. We learned a little bit about Stacy [Coley] and his game. There were a lot of defensive guys that played hard. I think we’re coming out of it healthy, which was my primary concern once it got a little bit lopsided.”

> On any concerns about quarterback Stephen Morris’ health...

“No, I just saw him. He looks good. I think it was 21-0 or around there [when he got hurt]. It was either 14-0, then Ryan [Williams] comes in and we score and it’s 21-0. There’s no need for him to go back in, so we just held him out. The x-rays were negative. We’ll be cautious with it, we’ll get him off his feet in the next 48 hours, but it looks like he’ll be fine.”

> On what he saw from wide receiver Stacy Coley...

“He did a great job on the kick return, made some nice moves on the punt return, he caught a nice little screen out there. We’re trying to get him going. He has had good week, so I’m pleased he carried it into the game. Obviously the jitters are behind him now.”

> On a strong performance from running back Gus Edwards...

“Gus is getting better every week. He’s a big back. I thought he ran hard. I did. I thought he ran hard. It’s going to be a learning opportunity for Gus."

> On the fear of injured players...

“That was my greatest fear from the time it got to 35-0, to be honest with you. We went quickly to second and then quickly to third teams. I had a long talk with coach [Earnest Wilson] before and a long talk with him after. I’ve been there. I was on the other side of those at Temple. I wanted to make sure he knew we were doing everything in our power not to [run up the score], and I know on his end he was trying to teach his team how to keep fighting. I’ve been in his shoes. I just wanted him to know from our standpoint, we were trying to be gracious in victory and not do anything dumb.”

> On the difficulty of playing respectfully late with lopsided score...

“There are going to be guys that see the score and say whatever they want to say. But you that were there, I think you know what we were trying to do, and long before the fourth quarter. Coach [Wilson] was trying to teach his team to fight and compete, they’re throwing an interception here when they’re coming out and those types of things. It is what it is. We’re going to learn a lot about a lot of individual performances, and we needed to. We needed to see what the second- and third-team guys could do.”

> On the conversation with Coach Wilson to shorten fourth quarter to 12 minutes...

“We talked at halftime. He’s trying to teach his team how to fight, so I appreciate that, and I understand that.”

> On his initial reaction to Stephen Morris’ injury...

“Same thought as all you guys. I’m being honest. It’s so difficult because I always get the questions going into a game. ‘Are you going to sit so-and-so?’ The reality is these guys work so hard. Try and go tell Stephen he’s not playing after a bye week. It was an unfortunate circumstance, we’re blessed and grateful that he’s healthy and that he’s going to be okay. And at the same time, we learned a lot about Ryan [Williams]. I thought Gray Crow came in and did a good job too. He has had a good [past] seven to 10 days here, which is good.”

> On what he saw from linebacker Jermaine Grace...

“He’s playing hard. He has got to study the game more, he has to prepare more, he has to learn that process. He doesn’t know it yet. The older guys are trying to mentor him in that realm. He has to be a bigger factor on special teams.”

> On high completion percentages for quarterbacks Ryan Williams and Gray Crow...

“It’s good for our competition. I was proud of Ryan, because it wasn’t like we had the time to say ‘hey, you’re going in next series’ when the defense was out there. He got thrust into it, and he had good poise, good command of everything. I thought he spun the ball well, I thought he had good vision, his reads were good, and he made all the throws. I was happy with Ryan.”

> On his plans to remove first-teamers upon lopsided score...

“I was hoping that it would go well and we would be able to get them out in the first quarter. We started that substitution pattern - obviously we got a lot of the offensive guys out in the first quarter, and then a lot of the guys on defense in the middle of the second and at halftime.”

> On what he specifically learned about backup quarterback Ryan Williams...

“Ryan has been doing great in practice. He doesn’t get that many opportunities, so it was a great opportunity for him. It came at a point in the game when we weren’t pulling the reins back at that point. He had to run the whole offense and he did. I thought he made really good decisions. He has to do what Ryan Williams did – he made the catchand-run throws. He put the ball where it needed to be so that guys could run with the ball. They weren’t turning around, or they weren’t waiting for it. That’s the kind of accuracy Ryan needed to have, so I’m really pleased with the way he conducted the game.”

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As good as it could get. I worked for Long Beach State in a similar body bag game vs the Canes and hopefully SSU can use the pay day.

Glad no one from Savannah St got hurt.

As for our injury situation. ...hope Morris is ok, next man up, no excuses.

Beating up a hapless MEAC team was pointless. It proved nothing of substance about this football team and certainly didn't challenge them in any way to make them better. There will be a price to pay for putting this meaningless game on the schedule.

Like what, exactly?

seriously cane fan , you're like 1 qb injury away from being like the gators ... minus the defense of course

Morris needs to put some ICE on that ankle.

No. We're 2 QB injuries from being like the gators...minus the loss of course

a complete disgrace.....golden is ruining UM football.....

UM cant win against real teams so he uses worthless opponents to prove he is a winning coach.....

heres the ral laugher......

2012 defensive yard average 3 games in - 463 vs 2013 @ 412.......537 defensive yards against totally worthless team....

"Edwards had 12 carries for 113 yards and three TDs. That’s not too shabby, even if was against the Sisters of The Blind, Deaf, and Mouthless".

it doesn't get any worse than that.....

Gallo, please catch on fire .

They should fire coach goldie & coach OH-NO, how did Savannah St. score 7 points!

Calvin, please be setting in Gallos lap (you probably are right now) when he catches fire so we can have a 2 for 1 . lutz

Um I think u should be on a Tennessee paper blog today ? Congrats on winning!, hey win out now lol every win makes us look better ... Canes did what they should have done baby canes show promise and high skill sets Morris is good so its all good bring on the bulls this team has played us tough in the past they are really bad this year gotta keep it going one game at a time NEXT !!!!

Gallo go give your boyfriend muschump that bj you promised for winning.

Here's the main reason why it's a waste of time to schedule these schools, if all you're going to do all game is try your best not to run up the score and stress all game long about not getting injuries, schedule more meaningful games. Most people know it's in games like these where once you lose focus, the injuries start happening.

stacy coley it's going to continue to be a problem agaisnt any team, to much talent, i said it before and i'll say it again, he's the duke johnson of the widereceivers when it comes to his running ability. I also said a while back, the only other receiver i can remember that could on a dime like barry sanders was peter warrick, but stacy coley has way more speed than both of those guys. He'll began to start making this look like he did in highschool again.

In all honesty, it was good seeing ryan williams and crow throwing alot of the intermediate passes that we just don't get from smo17 on a regular basis, that touchdown pass to beau sandland is not a throw morris knows how to make, which is why people keep saying "we need to get the tight-ends more involved" when jacory was here, the tight-ends stayed involved because he looked for em and knew how to get them the ball, smo17 is the one who doesn't know how to work the middle of the field and be efficient, that's where he has to get better at. Again, being the camp champ means nothing, he has to do it in games and thus far, he's failed. I'm rooting for em, but that's the real Truth, ryan williams puts the ball on the money, in fact, we might've scored more points against the gaytors if ryan williams was in the game, he's tall enuff to see the whole field whereas smo17, seems to not be able to pick up the whole field. But again, here's why it's useless to play these teams.

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On the fear of injured players...

“That was my greatest fear from the time it got to 35-0, to be honest with you. We went quickly to second and then quickly to third teams. I had a long talk with coach [Earnest Wilson] before and a long talk with him after. I’ve been there. I was on the other side of those at Temple. I wanted to make sure he knew we were doing everything in our power not to [run up the score], and I know on his end he was trying to teach his team how to keep fighting. I’ve been in his shoes. I just wanted him to know from our standpoint, we were trying to be gracious in victory and not do anything dumb.”

Also, the injury to smo17 was his own fault, somebody needs to tell him, you might have a lil speed but you're not as quick as you think you are, either throw the ball earlier or take off running harder than that, how many times are we going to keep seeing smo17 get tracked down from that same side of the field in his career. I actually prefer to see ryan williams get some more run tis year anyway. Also, can we get rid of the finess Fsu style runs where we have no full-back. When mo haggens is in the game, those running plays are successful, trying to do all these single back inside counter & trap running plays is a waste of time.

Put duke back there with mo haggens and let's go get it.

I guess Hurricane season starts next weekend or the one after that after goldie's three gimmee wins.

He could have used the last 5 weeks to get the fat linemen into shape, watched game films of Alabama and other teams that know how to play defense with four down def. linemen and LBs moved up and man to man pass coverage with 2 free safeties, fired D'O.

With this year's schedule of weak opponents, goldie should be able to run the table and have only one tough game to play in one of the four BCS's big bowls. At worst goldie would have had his first 10-2 season with losses to FSU and UF if UF had not given the Canes the win.

And I told you so that the starters should have been taken out of the game earlier to avoid injuries.

Hey retard - the starters were taken out in the first quarter, Miami ALWAYS plays four down linemen and usually rush five, and THEY PLAYED THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!!!

Some people are really just dumber than a pile of rocks.

Everyone schedules these cupcakes! It's part of the deal homie!!!

All of the big schools schedule these patsies, it's part of the game...Louisville vs. FIU, LOL....Ohio State vs. FLA A&M, LOL....and many many more yesterday. Calvin and Gallo are on their way up to Muschamps house right now. Bring your knee pads guys

Calvin,

The tight ends weren't involved when jacory was here, thats just wrong. I dont think is was jacorys fault, that's on whipple.

The td throw that you say morris couldn't make, I agree. Morris wouldn't have taken the heat off of the ball the way Williams did.

I thought Williams did a great job yesterday, he looked really sharp on the td drive you're talking about. His timing was excellent.

Morris just raised a red flag to nfl scouts on durability. He's had to come out of games a few times already.

Golden did the right thing for um by keeping him out, but this hurt Morris' nfl evaluation.

How good is Stacey Cooley! That move on the kicker in the open field...wow.

Good to see the tight ends involved in the offense. It's about time.

I love the stretch play for Duke. The offensive line played like crap in the first half.

Fact: The University of Miami's football program became great when it decided to do exactly the opposite of what everyone else does.

We aren't like everyone else, when we attempt to assimilate our essence becomes watered down and we become mediocre. Thus 3, 4, 5 loss seasons.

We can't play with weak philosophy and behaviors they have greater impacts on our program because our true essence is sincerity and realness. JMO.

As far as, TE's with Jacory--remember Epps and Graham's senior seasons?

When will OSU play anyone, a question the people up here in Ohio are missing EVERY season?? Their bloviating is nauseating. Fool's gold every season--once they reach their bowl games--check their bowl records.

Burns and Grace almost caught the dude that scored, they showed tremendous speed. Elder can play.

OL is still suspect

Coley is fast and his stride is similar to Sammy Watkins.

I like Gus Edwards but please stop with the nicknames like"Gus the Bus"--he hasn't done anything yet.

Dorsett irritates me on special teams, he would rather run with people than block for them. If he peels back Duke score easy. He does block well from WR on runs but he is just a enigma focus wise.

Canes ranked # 14 in total defense after 3 games.

Jimmy Graham, yes. But we didnt use him as much as we could have. Throwing the ball to him on the goaline was no brainer.

Agree on doing things differently here.

Calvin,

The tight ends weren't involved when jacory was here, thats just wrong. I dont think is was jacorys fault, that's on whipple.

The td throw that you say morris couldn't make, I agree. Morris wouldn't have taken the heat off of the ball the way Williams did.

I thought Williams did a great job yesterday, he looked really sharp on the td drive you're talking about. His timing was excellent.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | September 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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Canesjunkie, i think you're getting mark nipple confused with nix who never used the tight-ends. nipple didn't use the tight-ends much, but jacory found them often times, see epps, graham and his last year with clive. Just keep in mind, when smo17 came in as a True freshman, he barely looked for the tight-ends as well. But jacory used his tight-ends more than the offensive play-calling dictated.

Now not only would morris have not taken any heat off the ball he would've never made or attempted that type of throw because he doesn't see the field like that nor does he understand ball placement. When j70 was here, he threw a whole lot of nice passes, but when it came to passes to tight-ends, the one he threw to epps against oklahoma and the one he threw to chase ford against ohio st. were throws where when i talk about being a play-maker back there at the qb position, something j70 was.

Those are the type of throws smo17 don't see or can't make anyway, he's all laser which is why i kind of compared smo17 to jesse palmer, strong arms, can talk the game with you, but come game time, it doesn't translate.

Calvin you sure spend a lot of time thinking about the U! If you got a problem with the U you have to deal with that ssu would beat tenn!

Umm, why are we even talking about noodle arm Harris anyway? Who cares, he's gone thank God. Hope Morris is ok, and good easy win/scrimmage for our guys to work kinks out for the remainder of the season.

Gallober, and Calvina are still eatin bags of d I c k s from the florida game. Get them boys another bag!

Jacory Harris is fourth string up in Canada.

That accurately reflects how good he is as a quarterback - 70 touchdowns, AND HOW MANY INTERCEPTIONS????

Posted by: Mark | September 22, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Hey retard - the starters were taken out in the first quarter, Miami ALWAYS plays four down linemen and usually rush five, and THEY PLAYED THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!!!
Some people are really just dumber than a pile of rocks.
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retarded, pile of rocks mark,
FYI Miami runs a 3-8, NO defense, No run defense and NO pass defense thanks to stupid goldie and d'o.

The defensive line consists most of the time of 3 down linemen. The two corner backs up close disappear as soon as the other team starts its play.
It looks like a five man defensive front, but it SNOT.
Any decent QB can shred the d'o ZONE NO pass defense as UF did a couple of weeks ago.

Miami did not "play UF." D'o was and is an embarrassment. UF gave Miami the game on a silver platter with all of their turnovers.

And even with all of the UF turnovers and a 7 point home field Cane advantage, the win was in question right up to the last minute of the game. Stupid bag of rocks.

Is dooooook OK?

I see the monkeys are out in full force!! Eat some bananas and sit on the front porch

I'm guessing R. Williams starts next week because Morris will not be ready to go. Just because Morris' x-ray was negative does not mean he's fine. I saw how he reacted and that was not a minor sprain. I just hope it's not a high ankle sprain. That could set him back several weeks. Coaches always downplay injuries and this one may be worse than we know.

Non Cane fan '72 doesn't know the difference between a takeaway and a turnover.

I checked, btw, and it still says Canes 21 Turds 16.

Non_cane fan 72"s assessment of the defense and what they are doing is either:

1. A purposeful lie, or
2. The ramblings of a lunatic

Just 1 example of the results from 1 of the guys playing hybrid LB/DE:

Tyriq McCord already has recorded a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, interception and pass break-up.

I seriously hope that's someone masquerading as Calvin, and not really an adult, human, male, who is obsessing over a QB who along with throwing 70 Tds, threw 48 ints, and who had like a dozen multi-int games...in addition to never winning a bowl game, conf championship, or National Championship.

Suggesting that Morris' injury being of his own fault, should be in the Ignorance Hall of Fame.

Phinsane, there are so many to choose from when Calvina writes pretty much of anything, but yes, that is an instant inclusion in the Ignorance Hall of Fame.

Lady Calvina will likely need an entire wing.

Calvin... Calvin... Calvin.... really? you're an idiot when it comes to football! really, jacory Harris is and was the worst qb I've ever seen. please don't compare the awful interception machine withStephen or Williams. he wasn't better at anything! how's Muffcramp's load taste when you're baby birding it into Gallo's mouth?

I browse this page from time to time, and personally, I don't have a problem with people being opinionated...
if you think Morris needs work...that's cool...but constantly running him to parallel to Jacory Harris, just doesn't have legs.

I agree with those who think Morris is a Boom-or-Bust type player...either big play, or nothing.

But Jacory was the ULTIMATE boom or bust qb.

Not seeing how Harris' onslaught of interceptions were any more beneficial than Morris' stalled drives.

CaneFan'72, you're flat out wrong, Miami always has four down linemen and usually rushes 5.

This isn't subjective, isn't up for debate. I'm right and you're wrong.

And UF GAVE MIAMI THE GAME?????

Why couldn't UF run the ball down UM's throat? Why were they in third and long in the redzone? Why did they have their QB, who they knew sucks, throwing it in the red zone?

BECAUSE MIAMI SHUT DOWN THE RUN WHEN IT COUNTED AND CAPITALIZED.

Period.

Well one thing surely has NOT changed with the season underway, and that's Canefan72 is just that, 72 and STILL old and stupid, and Calvin is STILL prejudice and stupid. So go figure? We're 3-0 and did what was expected yesterday, and played EVERYONE but the waterboys and the 2 little idiots (3 counting Gallo) STILL talk smack, lol. As Bugs Bunny would say 'what a bunch maroons'.....

Calvin go get your knee pads muschump is looking for you he said you promised him his free bj did you forget Gallo said his mouth was full earlier but he said he can do your job for a couple of hours.

Miami's team defense is now ranked... NO. 14 in total team defense.

As for the Hurricane offense. The Canes are now ranked... NO. 52 among Division I college football.

By the way, MIGHTY Florida's team defense is now NO. 2 in the country.

Yeah, yeah statistics are for losers and what not. So what, bUbba!!

Total team defense

No. 14 Miami

Total team offense
No. 52 Miami

M-Y Hurricanes are now RANKED NO. 15 in both the A.P. and USATODAY/ESPN Coaches poll.

Yeah, yeah Cane good ol' boy bloody BELLOWS who cares about the rankings. Again, So What!!

I was especially impressed with QB Williams! This Cane has a nice TOUCH on the football.

Matter of fact, I think Willimas or Stevie could successfully lead Miami to a DOUBLE-DIGIT win total this season. hUh. Get outta' here with that crap, Weirdo!!

Lowly South Florida has a very good defensive unit. Albeit the Bulls offense is very UNIMPRESSIVE. dUh

So, it's safe to assume Miami gets another double-digit MARGING victory. dUh

The Miami vs. South Florida game will be televised on ESPNU this Saturday. Coverage begins at HIGH NOON e.s.t. hUh

Again, the Cane game will be on ESPNU. Too bad for y'all Cane good ol' boys, whom don't have access to DirectTV and what not. Eh. What say.

By the way, I'm PROJECTING the Miami vs. Yellow Jacket game will be televised NATIONALLY on ESPN/ESPN-D in prime tyme ( Night game. ). dUh Of course, that's predicated on GA. TECH defeating Beamer Ball this Saturday.

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