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Counting stars: A breakdown of UM-FSU on defense by talent, recruiting hype

And now for the second half of the breakdown between the Hurricanes and Seminoles.


> Miami: DE Anthony Chickillo (6-4, 277, Jr., 4-star, No. 3 DE in 2011 by Rivals); Shayon Green (6-3, 264, Sr., 3-star, No. 65 DE in 2009 by Rivals); David Gilbert (6-4, 256, Sr., 4-star, No. 12 DE in 2009 by Rivals); Ufomba Kamalu (6-6, 285, Jr., 2-star, unranked JUCO in 2013 by Rivals); Al-Quadin Muhammad (6-3, 240, Fr., 4-star, No. 3 WDE in 2013 by Rivals); Tyriq McCord (6-3, 235, So., 4-star, No. 7 WDE in 2012 by Rivals); DT Justin Renfrow (6-6, 320, Sr., 3-star, No. 43 DE in 2009 by Rivals); Olsen Pierre (6-4, 305, Jr. 3-star, unranked in 2011 by Rivals); Curtis Porter (6-1, 325, Sr. 3-star, No. 54 DT in 2009 by Rivals); Luther Robinson (6-3, 296, r-Sr., 4-star, No. 18 DT in 2009 by Rivals).

> FSU: DE Eddie Goldman (6-4, 303, So., 5-star, No. 2 DT in 2012 by Rivals); Mario Edwards (Jr., 6-3, 277, So., 5-star, No. 1 DT in 2012 by Rivals); Chris Casher (6-4, 260, R-Fr., 4-star, No. 4 WDE in 2012 by Rivals); Demonte McAllister (6-2, 290, r-Sr., 4-star, No. 4 SDE in 2009 by Rivals). DT Nile Lawrence-Stample (6-1, 305, r-So., 4-star, No. 29 DT in 2011 by Rivals); NG Timmy Jernigan (6-2, 296, Jr., 4-star, No. 2 DT in 2011 by Rivals); Jacobbi McDaniel (6-0, 295, R-Sr., 5-star, No. 2 DT in 2009 by Rivals); Desmond Hollin (6-3, 270, Jr., 3-star, unranked JUCO in 2013 by Rivals).

> Recruiting edge: FSU. If not for the transfers of Justin Renfrow and David Gilbert for Miami, the talent gap here would be much wider than it already is. FSU has three 5-star recruits in its defensive line rotation and three highly-touted 4-stars that were top five at their respective positions. UM doesn't have any 5-star recruits on the d-line and only two who were top five at their respect positions in Chickillo and McCord.

> What's happened: That all being said, UM's front is vastly improved from a year ago. UM ranks 39th in run defense (141.7 yards per game) has tallied 22 sacks (the Canes had 13 all of last season). FSU's run defense ranks 29th (135.7 yards per game) and the Seminoles have produced 17 sacks with only five coming from their linemen. All that being said, Jernigan is the highest-rated NFL prospect of all the current draft-eligible defensive linemen in this game. ESPN ranks him second among DTs. CBS Sports rates him sixth best among and a potential second rounder. McAllister is next at 11th among DTs according to ESPN.

> Real edge: FSU, but not as widely as people think. For all the hype FSU's linemen got out of high school, only Jernigan has been a consistent force up front. Miami does its work collectively, but still gets the majority of its pass rush from third-down specialists like McCord and not enough from its starters. FSU has produced 19 quarterback hurries this season and only allowed five. UM has produced 13 QB hurries and allowed 17.


> Miami: MLB Jimmy Gaines (6-3, 240, Sr., 2-star, unranked in 2010 by Rivals); Raphael Kirby (6-0, 235, So., 4-star, No. 5 OLB in 2012 by Rivals); OLB Tyrone Cornelius (6-2, 225, Sr., 3-star, No. 38 OLB in 2010 by Rivals); Denzel Perryman (6-0, 240, Jr., 3-star, No. 25 ILB in 2011 by Rivals); Alex Figueroa (6-3, 235, Fr., No stars, no ranking in 2012 by Rivals; Thurston Armbrister (6-3, 233, Jr., No stars, no ranking in 2011 by Rivals)

> FSU: MLB Terrance Smith (6-4, 215, R-So., 3-star, No. 18 OLB in 2011 by Rivals); OLB Christian Jones (6-4, 235, Sr., 5-star, No. 2 OLB in 2010 by Rivals); Telvin Smith (6-3, 218, Sr., 4-star, No. 18 OLB in 2010 by Rivals); Reggie Northrup (6-1, 220, So., 4-star, No. 30 OLB in 2012 by Rivals); Dan Hicks (6-4, 260, R-Sr., 2-star, unranked in 2009 by Rivals); Ukeme Eligwe (6-2, 240, R-Fr., 4-star, No. 2 OLB in 2012 by Rivals).

> Recruiting edge: FSU. It's almost puzzling how Miami has managed to survive at linebacker considering the of lack of talent recruited for the position. Gaines, recruited by former assistant John Lovett, had only a couple other offers (Buffalo, UConn and Syracuse). Figueroa didn't have any offers and Armbrister, a converted safety, was a late addition by Golden.

> What's happened: Gaines has developed into a lot more than anyone really expected, tallying 158 tackles in 21 career starts. Perryman, the only Butkus semifinalist in the ACC, has blossomed into UM's best defensive player despite being thrown into the fire right away as an undersized freshman. CBSSports rates him as the eighth-best draft-eligible outside linebacker and a potential second or third round pick in April. FSU's Jones, meanwhile, sits atop the board as the top projected inside linebacker by CBSSports and a second round pick. Teammate Telvin Smith ranks 12th among outside linebackers and a potential fourth rounder.

> Real edge: FSU. Jones (33 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2 sacks) and Smith (49 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 sack) are elite players. UM has one in Perryman and a couple overachievers. It should be noted by the way Jones plays a lot of defensive end, too and told reporters in Tallahassee this week he sees himself as a defensive end now.


> Miami: CB Tracy Howard (5-11, 184, So., 5-star, No. 1 CB in 2012 by Rivals); Ladarius Gunter (6-2, 196, Jr., 3-star, unranked JUCO in 2012); Antonio Crawford (5-11, 187, So., 3-star, unranked CB by Rivals); Artie Burns (6-0, 190, Fr., 4-star, No. 15 CB in 2013 by Rivals); S Kacy Rodgers (6-2, 212, Sr., 3-star, No. 37 CB in 2010 by Rivals); Rayshawn Jenkins (6-1, 208, So., 3-star, No. 32 S in 2012 by Rivals); Deon Bush (6-1, 203, So., 4-star, No. 6 S in 2012 by Rivals); AJ Highsmith (6-0, 208, Sr., 3-star, unranked ATH in 2009 by Rivals).

> FSU: CB Lamarcus Joyner (5-8, 190, Sr. 5-star, No. 1 CB in 2010 by Rivals); P.J. Williams (6-0, 190, So., 4-star, No. 9 S in 2012 by Rivals); Ronald Darby (5-11, 190, So., 4-star, No. 2 CB in 2012 by Rivals); Nick Waisome (5-10, 176, Jr., 4-star, No. 8 CB in 2011 by Rivals); S Jalen Ramsey (6-1, 195, Fr., 5-star, No. 3 CB in 2013 by Rivals); Terrence Brooks (5-11, 200, Sr., 3-star, No. 45 CB by Rivals in 2010); Keelin Smith (6-3, 185, R-So., 3-star, No. 34 CB in 2011 by Rivals); Nate Andrews (5-11, 208, Fr., 3-star, unranked ATH in 2013 by Rivals).

> Recruiting edge: FSU. Outside of Howard, Burns and Bush, Miami's secondary is made up of mid-level talent according to recruiting gurus. While FSU has two five star recruits starting (one at corner and one at safety) and the rest of its corners are all four-star prospects.

> What's happened: FSU has allowed the fewest passing yards in the country (153.7), ranks fifth in passing efficiency defense (97.34), has 29 pass breakups and 10 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns). Joyner, a player FSU took out of UM's backyard at St. Thomas Aquinas, has been dominant. He's posted 27 tackles, 1 INT, 3 sacks, 3 pass breakups and 3 forced fumbles in his senior season and is projected to be the second free safety taken in April's draft according to CBS Sports. Brooks, his teammate, has 22 tackles, 4 PBUs, 2 FF and 2 INTs. He's projected to be a third or fourth rounder. UM ranks 17th in pass defense (200.6 yards per game) 10th in passing efficiency defense) and has 22 passes broken up and 12 interceptions. Howard leads the way with three.

> Real edge: FSU. Miami, obviously a lot younger than FSU in the secondary, didn't look good against the one good pass offense it faced in North Carolina, which completed 74.4 percent of its passes for 395 yards. Tight end Eric Ebron abused Miami. FSU hasn't had a bad game yet in pass defense and held Tahj Boyd and Clemson to only 203 yards passing. Opponents are only completing passes at a 52.2 percent clip against FSU, which is also allowing only 5.2 yards per attempt.


> Miami: K Matt Goudis (6-0, 172, So., 2-star, No. 13 kicker in 2011 by Rivals); P Pat O'Donnell (6-5, 220, Gr., 2-star, unranked in 2009 by Rivals); KR/PR Stacy Coley (6-1, 180, Fr., 4-star, No. 13 WR in 2013 by Rivals); KR Duke Johnson (5-9, 196, So., 5-star, No. 1 all-purpose running back by Rivals in 2012).

> FSU: K Roberto Aguayo (6-1, 203, R-Fr., 3-star, No. 3 kicker in 2012 by Rivals); P Cason Beatty (6-3, 229, So. 2-star, unranked kicker in 2012 by Rivals); KR Lamarcus Joyner (5-8, 180, Sr., 5-star, No. 1 CB in 2010 by Rivals); KR Karlos Williams (6-1, 223, Jr., 5-star, No. 2 safety in 2011 by Rivals.com); PR Kenny Shaw (6-0, 170, Sr., 4-star, No. 14 WR in 2010 by Rivals).

> Recruiting edge: None really. But it is noteworthy Aguayo got a three-star rating. Kickers rarely do.

> What's happened: The Hurricanes lead the nation in kickoff return average thanks to Johnson (29.23 average) and Coley (1 kick return for a TD). FSU does a better job on punt returns (29th, 11.79 yard average) compared to UM (62nd, 8.09 yard average). When it comes to punting, O'Donnell (45.67 average) has saved the Hurricanes a couple times with big kicks. Beatty is averaging 40.3 yards a punt. Aguayo has converted all 58 kicks in his career (10 field goals, 48 PATs) and has a career-long of 45 yards. Goudis also hit a 45-yard field goal against Wake Forest, but has missed his last two kicks from 40 yards or more (43 and 40).

> Real edge: Even. Both teams have explosive return men and Miami has an edge with O'Donnell. But if it comes down to making a big kick Aguayo has the stronger track record.




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Canes junkie Golden uses improper English all the time. Golden is most productive players are Shannon's players.f golden has been coaching for three years now why do you all keep bringing Shannon up as an excuse for goldens deficiencies?

So the Gameday crew has
Lee Corso - Former FSU player. Lee Corso watched the Canes destroy him over four years, 4-0, with a score total of 121 to 20. Add to that all the horrors he has faced from Wide Right 1 - 4 and Wide Left 1. Bet he holds a grudge.

Desmond Howard - Former Michigan player. Watched as Miami won two titles, while his team was irrelevant. Memories of 31-30 haunt him to this day. Bet he holds a grudge.

Chris Fowler - Colorado student. Remembers Miami not only beating down his team in the final score, but after they started a fight with our players, they lost the fight, too, in front of their home fans and students. Bet he holds a grudge.

Kirk Herbstreit - Former OSU player. Watched as Miami won two titles and played for a third, while his team was irrelevant.

I am predicting that Lee Corso will look like this again, and they will be doing all they can to take shots at Miami.


Good job by FSU...meanwhile in South Florida Shannon was spending his timeouts in the 1st and 3rd quarters, massacring the english language, and playing Arthur Brown on special teams.

Take your meds.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | October 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Not sure what his command of the language has to do with his ability to coach...

Also FSU is a public school with more funding than []_[] could imagine. We typically haven't been able to attract comparable coaching staffs due to our private status and funding gap. Apples and Oranges

Win or lose the "U" has to come out of this game mentally and physically healthy. This will be a war. Next week versus V-Tech and the following week at Duke are much bigger games at this point. Winning the Coastal Division, playing in the ACC Championship and getting a rematch versus Noles on "neutral" ground is the real prize. Go Canes.

Its strange how some reference TV analysts and evaluator's opinions when they hype Al Golden, but when they all predict that we lose Saturday, then they are morons who are participating in groupthink and can't be trusted. I'm confused, it seems to be constant comments of circular contradictions lol.

New category: Selective referencing

Firstly, its *impossible* to live in the past, what people do is remember the past, to drew good wisdom learned from it, or evade bad mishaps done during it. There's nothing wrong with doing the latter (which is *possible*), and learning from the past.

Secondly, if U want someone to do something then U might want to lead by example and do it yourself first (avoid hypocrisy). Therefore, when U consistently reference excuses like self-inflicted "turmoil", "clouds", and "Randy Shannon Effects"--U are bringing up the past yourself.

New Category: Selective Memory

Thirdly, its a *fact* that the turmoil we have been facing the last 10 seasons has been self-inflicted. Whether its ingratiating ourselves with Nevin Shapiro after clear warning from certain people at the university. The budget motivated hiring of inadequate coaches like Coker and Shannon (I believe Golden as well). The lack of continuity at AD or assistant football coaching positions. None of these issues were happenstance, they were do to poor decision-making and the lack of oversight from our administration ultimately. And thats all in-house, *self-inflicted* turmoil.

Dudes talking about supporting the players, but they unequivocally believe that any good that any good this team has accomplished is due to the great Golden and any and all bad is due to the player's either lack of: focus, acceptance of "process", executing a sometimes poor game plan, and having what it takes to be a true Hurricane. So now Al Golden from Temple, is the picture, example, epitome and true embodiment of what a Hurricane has and will always be.

Despite the known fact we have won 5 NC with 4 different coaches--unheard of in that time span. But what has been the constant? The South Floridian urban athlete--they are the embodiment of the Hurricane tradition of winning on the football field--they started the winning themselves.

So ask yourselves--who really supports the team. I'm a Cane fan from Cleveland Ohio, because of the players like Bernard Tiger Clark--Rohan Marley--Sean Taylor--Duke Johnson, not because of the coaches who have come and gone.

We can win this game Saturday, with a good gameplan, the players have been executing all year, when motivated to, and a game like this one will unquestionably garner that focus. So with proof that players can execute and a 7-0 record to back it up, that leaves the gameplan/coaching as a relevant aspect...sorry.

Too bad Morris has that bum ankle holding him back.
Did he have a bum ankle last year when he played KSU? Or how about when he played ND? Anything bum then?
What happened to him when he played FSU last year. The flu? Food poisoning? What bad luck that there is always something happening to him when he plays a top team.
Good thing the canes don't play many top teams, imagine that.

Good post jra

HTC The Great Golden is the best coach in the history of football. And he has the record to prove it. But no need to look at records, numbers and performance. Just ask the wise cane Bloggers like Ron Zook or Five Titles, they can attest to The Greatness of Golden without bothering to check trivial things like facts or numbers.
The Canes will win this Saturday mainly due to Golden, history, and what Michael Irving said 20 years ago. In that order. No matter who the players are or how they perform.
It's a cane thing.

"In that order" ROTFL CTFU!!!

delusional please post more often!

I need to atone for my sinning against the Great Golden, maybe he'll accept my repentance and I'll be saved like U.

"The Canes will win this Saturday mainly due to Golden, history, and what Michael Irving said 20 years ago. In that order."

Obviously in that order. Golden will be there, the history and the 20 year old motivational speech will not.

"No matter who the players are or how they perform."

I respectfully and civilly disagree. The players are more important that Golden, and how they perform will decide the game.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 01, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Of course you agree with the UF trolls on this board.

So now it is attack Morris for losing against three top 15 teams including two title contenders, leading a 7-5 team with a #116 defense stopping nobody?

Before Gallo said it was Duke Johnson's fault they lost.
Now with a quick ID change, those losses were Morris' fault this week.

Of course since the ID changes, he will deny he ever said that. So wrong, but so predictable.

"Not a UM fan", that "t" word is not allowed here. And he sticks with one ID, so perhaps you should do the same.

Wow some of you posters are just freaking plain weird, with your little philosophies, and theories, and conjecture, and hatred. I mean it's really bizarre. Here is a team that has been NOTHING for 10 years, and every year all the beeetching n moaning about we need to do this, and we need to hire this guy, or recruit that guy, and we shouldn't have lost that game, or this game.
We're now FINALLY seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and ranked and undefeated for now, and you people STILL complain, but not just complain, you RIDICULOUSLY complain.

We're LUCKY that ANY coach wanted to come to the U after what happened, and we get a guy who is helping to turn the tide, (is he right always, NO) but is landing great recruits and has changed the atmosphere here. It's NOT the 80's, we DON'T own SFla in recruiting, we DON'T have the $$$ other schools do, but if we keep having seasons like this so far, we'll be able to do more things.

We don't just walk on the field and the game is won, STOP the 30 for 30 Documentary mindset, as those days are gone. Now it's a dogfight EVERY game almost and supporting the squad and GOING to the games will help tremendously. We're NOT entitled to anything, as we haven't been anything in a very long time. So let's EARN it. GO CANES!!!!

In addition, if he was not a UM fan, do you think he would agree with a UM fan like jra? Or say positive things about the team and players?

Just saying. Gallo never says a positive and attacks the players after a win. I think the difference between the two is clear.

ColaCane, I agree except for two things.

The ridiculous complaints are not by the Canes fans, but by a particularly strange fellow that pretends to be a Canes fan.

And we might not have a fence around South Florida, but we do get more of the top players in South Florida than any other school, and have improved that over the past five years, despite the negative recruiting lies of other schools.

I agree about looking forward to the battle on Saturday, with no excuses. No reason to claim we are holding back for a different game, the way we did for UNC and Wake, or the way the Miami Heat coasted against Philadelphia. All effort is needed because this is a title elimination game. Loser has no chance to get to the title game.

Since nobody has guessed the penalty, I will pass on a clue.

It was a game between Miami and Florida State, when they were #1 and #2, in another title elimination game. Miami was called for pass interference, but it was a good thing.



No one on here is saying that all of the good accomplished by the team is because of Golden or that the bad is from the players, you can't separate one from the other. Most posters on here support the players because it's very clear that they are giving a great effort.

There's 2-3 posters on here who simply do not like Al Golden. I can't see why, the team is undefeated. I think some of these guys are stuck in the 80's and think the team basically runs itself.

I don't attach players.....I said morris is a head case, why do you think Um went to running game at the end of Wake....golden didn't want to put the game in morris's hands.....what does that tell you?

there was nothing wrong with his ankle that day either....no limp or visible pain or anything....he just s''cked that day....

you are right..I do not like golden/dnofrio.....I have no respect for a coach that pads his schedule to make himself look better or have an excuse for everything that goes wrong.....those type of guys never work out....

just ask LSU.....golden turned down the chance to play them...why if UM has all this "swagger"...UM has No swagger.....

why isn't anyone trash talking to the media? let perception become reality.....

respectful = afraid, is perryman licking his chops to hurt winston?..I would be and also become vocal about it.....

fsu defense plays like an offense.....their blitz packages and formations make playing defense FUN since they can take the guys head off.....everyone gets a shot at the pinata.....morris is gonna end up the result of a mexican birthday party.....

he better show it tomarrow...

The point is why haven't we been anything for 10 years? No one wants to address the root of past and current issue. 7-0 is great! but it is not everything, a NC is and when i ask when will be playing or winning one, Golden's biggest supporters respond, " In two years", its always an excuse for Golden and Colacane is bursting with them every time he posts. Why not this season? If golden is so great, then why not this season.

If Golden is great, why all the backlash and all-caps at the very hint of critique or semblance of accountability posed his way? Why the flux of anger when he and accountability are mentioned together.

Someone just posted under "Not a UM fan" and this is true about them but I'd add to their name "..but an Golden fan" like the media is. Some of y'all are parrots.

We aren't "lucky" for anything! Thats a defeatist and apologist mindset--maybe U need too watch the 30 for 30 doc again, instead of disparaging it as old fodder. Like I said there are lessons and guidance in the past that can be used today--there is no debating that. Why let the players speak before games if their winning culture is so outdated. Golden isn't bigger than this job, now or when he took it. He is "lucky" to be apart of this university and to represent the best college football program ever!

Cola, you are coming weak az hell bro. And those caps are making it worst.

"After what happened????????????"

What happened was a product of institutional lack of oversight and poor decision-making by the administration--thats all self-inflicted--so it isn't something U can reference as a crutch or excuse for continued expectations of mediocrity.

Why should a fan respect a "process" that has been self-inflicted in every way possible.

Which is easier to overcome: self-inflicted issues or outside, uncontrollable issues?

Attempting to parlay inadequacy as a crutch for excuse making, "process", and advocacy of a new mediocre expectation level for all UM fans is nut ish.

Despite playing for Michigan, Desmond Howard likes the Canes. He tends to pick them in games even when they are underdogs. In fact, he picked them to play for a national title in 2010 against Alabama.

"Now with a quick ID change, those losses were Morris' fault this week."

Posted by: Five Titles

It should be plain and clear from my ID that I am not Jim Gallo. So if he blamed losses on Duke, haven't seen that but you know best, that is his opinion.
I am talking about the fake bum ankle and the fact that Morris is inconsistent at best and has yet to win a top 20 game.
Lay off the conspiracy theories and the Sherlock Holmes wanna be "investigations".

Tubby with your STUPID ( that's right all caps for emphasis) prejudicial name, Harriet Tubman Cane, I mean SERIOUSLY stupid (all caps again). Defeatist how? Because I'm a REALIST (caps again), and because I don't live in the 80's, and because I don't have unrealistic goals such as you and some other (so-called) fans have? Your posts are quite ridiculous.

I'm a Cane fan dude, and I appreciate what AG is doing, and I feel he gets what it takes. It's a process, and not an 'instant gratification' deal in getting us back in the upper echelon. That's why we're getting better recruits as well.

"It should be plain and clear from my ID that I am not Jim Gallo."
With the IDs stolen and changed on here, it is NOT clear that you are not Jim Gallo. The fact that you have his name in yours, implies you at least CARE about that ID.

So now you claim that you don't change IDs and that you are always "fake Jim Gallo"? I doubt that. Strange how you seem to have been here alot longer than that ID has been used. That is not a conspiracy theory, that is a direct statement of fact.

And funny how you forgot Morris on the field when Miami beat #12 Florida. That was a Top 20 game, until Florida tanked.

Great post HTC if Golden is so great why can't we we go undefeated this year. I looked at the schedule this year and said we should go undefeated if the coaches come up with a good game plan. We can beat fsu if we run the ball at least 38-45 times with duke Crawford and Clements. We have to be physical with them as well. State has not been smacked in the mouth yet. That should be the mentality come Saturday night. Anything is possible.

I'm wondering if FSU has an opening surprise for UM.......

watch bobby bowden show up and take the spear from chief Osceola and plant it on national TV...the crowd will be in a frenzy.....

I got feeling something big is gonna happen....its too quiet out there....

HTC you must come to The Golden Side. Drink of The Golden Syrup and you will realize we have the best coach in the history of sports. Now that the evil NCAA has been conquered we will remain undefeated as long as The Great One wishes it.
Five Titles you are mistaken, players and performance don't matter in The Golden Era. Wins are the result of great coaching. All the players responsible for last season's losses have been dismissed, only those that toe the Golden Line remain. That is why we are undefeated.
That is why we will beat FSU.
It's a Golden thing

Florida is un ranked and has no offense.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 01, 2013 at 10:24 AM

ROFL, not "Group Think" lol, good one, alot of times when you post, this the song that comes to mind:





BUT THE STUPIDITY FROM THESE TROLLS MAKES IT A WASTE OF TIME... Too much garbage is being put up for me to wade through to find serious discussions about the team.
Posted by: WestCoastCane | October 31, 2013 at 04:23 PM

Man this guy is weak, ROFL, just another prime example of the weak minded johnny come lately fans base we have now claiming they're UM fans.

Well here's some advice for you, "Don't Go Away mad, Just Go AWAY!

I think usc is waiting for some new fans anyway, and stay away brad kaaya!

And that's stay away from brad kaaya!

UM better be prepared......doak campbell is gonna be rocking with FSU doing that war chant.....

its gonna make the orange bowl environment seem like a playpen.....thats the thing I'm most worried about...can UM handle it all....probably not

Cool Cat, if we put up 40, we win.
After all, other than a gift TD with ten seconds left against our backups, we have not allowed more than 23 in any game this year. 40 points from our offense, and we win comfortably.
Like you said, their defense would get demoralized AND tired if we drive through them for seven or more scores like that.
Posted by: Five Titles | October 31, 2013 at 03:02 PM

This is what i thought last year against uVA, but the 500 club held True to form and was not going to not, "be the same guy every day"!

if I was golden I'd be playing the 30-30 U all the way there and then some

i think FSU thinks they are the 80's U...why would winston be watching it with his teammates....they really believe they are the 80's version of swagger....

watching it now.....yes you are right...I am stuck in the 80's.....I am a local boy just like all those players....

was the greatest time ever.....


Do you really think players are scared because they aren't trash talking?

What does trash talking right now do for Denzel Perryman? Does it get him more motivated or something? Is FSU going to play any harder if UM trash talks them?

Trash talking in the media makes these guys look like idiots. Regardless of the outcome, it would just make them look foolish. Talk is just that talk, it doesn't scare anyone. If anything it makes you look like an ignorant person with 0 class.

"Toe the Golden line" CTFU!!!!!!

Cola, I've explained my name numerous times, so thats the moot point and you're reaching now. I'm trying to free people like U, so salute me.

Its not about instant gratification, once again, the wounds/our adversity aren't extra-terrestrial or happenstance, they have been self-inflicted for ten years--non-debatable. So there's nothing to be appreciative for, no one freed Us, we need to free our own selves from self-sanctions in the form of mismanagement.

U keep referencing an invisible enemy thats holding us back, but it has only been Us the whole time. And no excuse U have, explains how it all occurred in the first place. So i'm not going be "just happy" with 7-0, until I know we are straight for the future. how many times have we been this pumped up, and been deflated back to the reality of self-imposed mediocrity?? When Denzel and Chick were freshmen we were saying in two years! Now we are 7-0 and the same dudes are saying, "In two years".

And again, no one is living in the 80's--thats impossible to do.

WestCoast Cane is weak--the buoy left a suicide letter on this joint.

Does Al Golden make the schedule? And when we say schedule, we are really talking about 3-4 out of conference games.

We've tried to book UF and Notre Dame on a consistent basis, not dice.

I didn't know we were considering playing LSU. Not really a great opponent, I would prefer to play a team from the PAC 12, but that's just me.

Canesjunkie, U have the wrong blogger. None of my posts reference or address trash-talking.

For those of you that are knocking Miami's D, you should check the stats. The D is lights out in scoring (how games are won and lost) after the first quarter. It is even better when you take away garbage touchdowns like from G-Tech and S.State.

Miami needs to withstand the initial onslaught from FSU, or match it and this one will be another classic.

Cal, I never really liked that song specifically, but X is my old head and his music is one my pills. "We Right Here" or "Stop Being Greedy" or "Ride or Die" all the compilation album are my joints.


At least you know you're stuck in the past. You're sitting around waiting from some swagger to be shown like on the 30 for 30? Are you upset because we don't have enough thugs on the team?

You cheering for FSU because they remind you of those teams?

"I didn't know we were considering playing LSU. Not really a great opponent,"

Truth is UM was not considering it at all.
UM was approached by the powers that be and offered to kick off the 2014 season playing at Reliant Stadium in Houston against LSU.
A showcase game with national exposure.
Albert Golden promptly said "no way Jose"
"LSU is not really a great opponent but we can't afford to break in a new QB against such a "bad" team, too much pressure and unfair for a young kid"
" We can play Louisiana High or Bethune Cookman instead"

“UM declined overtures to open the 2014 season against LSU at Houston’s Reliant Stadium – smart, considering it will be the first game for Stephen Morris’ successor at quarterback. UM doesn’t need him opening against a usually-stout LSU defense.”

barry jackson - herald

Wow Tubs your intelligence is really coming to fruition, and that's not a good thing. Yes you can't 'physically' live in the 80's, but you and Calvin are 'mentally' stuck there. I mean you BOTH are so transparent it's not even funny anymore. All BOTH ( caps again) of you do is dump on a team that is undefeated, and lucky to even have a coach. It just shows that you BOTH are in the 'instant gratification' mode, and it just shows your ignorance. Of course we have issues, but finding ways to win, is something we have NOT done in the past. Calvin thinks his 'words of wisdom' are something no one else can see but him , lol. Then pats himself on the back for it, lol.

Only a moron like Gallo and his ilk would negotiate so poorly as to agree to a 1 time game with LSU in their back yard. Home and home 2 game series-----sure.

yea actually fsu does....yes I'd love some thugs on the team.....

very torn here.....hate golden/dnofrio but still am alumni....and local sfla product....born at doctors hospital.....

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