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Hurricanes coach Al Golden pens letter to University of Miami students; only 3,900 tickets left for game

"OPERATION SELLOUT" IS IN FULL FORCE AT UM TODAY FOR SATURDAY'S NOON WAKE FOREST GAME AT SUN LIFE STADIUM.

COACH AL GOLDEN PENNED THE LETTER BELOW ON FRIDAY TO UM STUDENTS TO SHOW HIS APPRECIATION FOR THE IMPROVED ATTENDANCE THIS SEASON. AND HE MAKES SURE THEY KNOW HE WANTS THEM TO STAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE GAME, NO MATTER WHAT.

GOLDEN CONSTANTLY TALKS ABOUT HOW HE AND HIS PLAYERS HAVE TO BLOCK OUT THE EXTERNAL, BUT IT'S OBVIOUS HE KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF A PACKED HOUSE.

SATURDAY IS UM EMPLOYEE DAY. EMPLOYEES EACH WERE ABLE TO RECEIVE ONE FREE TICKET TO THE GAME, AND WERE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE UP TO THREE MORE TICKETS FOR A BUCK APIECE. EACH TICKET INCLUDED A $10 VOUCHER FOR REFRESHMENTS.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY FILL THE SEATS FOR THE TICKETS THAT WERE PURCHASED. THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT 3,900 TICKETS AVAILABLE AS OF 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY. All TARPS WILL BE REMOVED FROM SUN LIFE STADIUM.

THE ADVANCED ORANGE PARKING FOR SATURDAY'S GAME IS SOLD OUT. THE MAIN PARKING LOTS REQUIRE A PREPAID PARKING PASS AND CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THOSE LOTS. GAMEDAY PARKING IN THE EXTERIOR CASH LOTS WILL BE $25 PER CAR ON SATURDAY.

STUDENT BUSES WILL LEAVE THE UM CAMPUS FROM THE BANKUNITED CENTER AND WILL BEGIN DEPARTING AT 9 A.M. THE FIRST BUSES RETURN AT HALFTIME (GOLDEN WOULDN'T LIKE THAT) AND WILL RUN UNTIL 45 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME ENDS.

FOR TICKETS, GO TO HURRICANESPORTS.COM.

HERE'S THE LETTER FROM GOLDEN:

 University of Miami Students,

As we approach the midway point of our football season, I want to stop and take a moment to thank you for the effort you have put forth to improve the atmosphere inside Sun Life Stadium. I don't know if you truly understand how important your role is in the grand scheme of our success, but please know how much our players and I appreciate each and every one of you who choose to support us on game day.

As we hit the home stretch of the ACC schedule, we need your presence and enthusiasm more than ever...and we need it for four quarters. The student section is the epicenter of our home field advantage, and we need you louder than ever during the fourth quarter.

We have three home games remaining on the schedule, and I sincerely hope that each of you will continue to support us by packing that student section, dancing in the smoke, screaming on third down, joining us as we raise four fingers in the fourth quarter, and having a great time while you cheer on this team from the opening kick to the final whistle.

When that student section is packed, your presence, your voices, and your energy can truly create a home field advantage, and this season you have done an outstanding job! I really can't say it enough, thank you all very much.

See you on Saturday!

Deserve Victory,

Al Golden

Head Football Coach

Miami Hurricanes 

 

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I almost teared up reading this.. KEEP WINNING AND THE HOUSE WILL PACK ITSELF .. The kids will drive the 40 minutes north and stay the whole game just like we did at the Orange bowl.

I said God damn Golden is the man

This man has done an excellent job on the field and off. The Canes are moving forward and doing it the right way with dignity and committment to the U..Stay the course and things will be very promising in the coming years....THE U....CANES #1 IN MY BOOK..ALWAYS..

This guy is great. There is no facet of this program's resurgence that he is not all over. Without him, I think we would be a mess of a program right now.

Fear that damn tie, baby!

If the city of Miami doesn't support this team then stop calling them the Miami Hurricanes and just call them the Hurricanes from now on.

Yowza, please watch your language. Thank you.

If UM doesn't try to extend Coach Golden's contract for 10 years, effective immediately, they are making a huge mistake...this man is 1 in a Million

Golden deserves the red carpet treatment whereever he goes in Miami.

BATTEN THE HATCHES.....STORMS COMING B*TCHES!!!

Golden is the man!!! I hope he's our coach for the next 20 years.

Golden!

Al Golden is a MUCH better writer than Linda Robertson.

I had not even seen her "article" until I saw comment about it here. I am stunned that piece got by the editors without a single one saying "What about the three years of slow torture, threats of death penalty, 30 games of suspensions, and three self-imposed postseason bans.

Linda must be trolling for some national attention, even if it is negative.

I will conform to your linear values, Moderator, if that is your real name..

Posted by: lloydfarmer

I think you're right about Golden, this whole program would be a mess. We're probably 3 years out from a team that can compete for the BCS championship on a consistent basis, but think about where we'd be without Golden. I don't think we'd be ranked and our roster would be filled with crap. Some knuckleheads would've committed serious crimes and given the moral high-ground back to the NCAA for sanctions.

Golden came in the darkest of times and has managed to build this program up through the Shapiro mess. Now it's on.

To blame any player for a loss does not do justice or respect the work and performance of ALL the players on that team. How many 'Canes were on that field?. Who called the play? Did everyone run the correct route?.
We don't know so to call out Vin is ludicrous.

UGoCane, I would like to drop this issue. However, I would also like to recommend you read the book "Cane Mutiny" by Bruce Feldman. They cover this game in great detail, including the drops by UM recivers, meaning that Vinnie was not alone in failing that night, but he was the one that failed last.

Funny thing is, if someone brings up the Penn State game, we are not obsessed with Penn State. Bring up Nevin, Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State, or even the 1984 win over Nebraska, we are not obsessed with them, either.

But respond to a direct attack by a troll, and we are supposedly obsessed with that trolls' team. Faulty logic from a faulty brain, I guess.

Jesus christ, nearly a sellout for Wake????

Stadium still won't be half full but it's a goddamn miracle they were able to sell this many tickets!

Coach Golden and all his group of Coaches for the Football team have shown nothing but Class from his tenure which began at the 'U'.
We should be thanking Coach G and his staff for being so stalwart in their support..

This guy not only talks the way our 'Canes should live but shows it through his actions.

Full Speed Ahead means that everyone is ON BOARD, and this gesture solidifies the concept that we move forward with full strength and vigor to do the Best that we can, and compete.

This is no coincidence, and Coach G is a Master at timing.
Coming right after the NCAA ruling, this starts a Renewed and Reinvigorated 'Canes team, on a path that all can feel Support for the 'U'. Starting with students. ( Remember after the win over Florida. Coach G presented the team to the students at the game in a gesture of thank you.)

As Coach G says "Everything begins in house", and that starts with our 'U' family.

Great gesture, and lots of Class to thank our Students.

Thank you Coach
Go 'Canes

I can't take it anymore. Someone called "Goldy "great." Then somebody else said extend his contract.

Please don't pass me that Kool-Aid. WFU has a QB that can play. The real test is going to be FSU.

But really kills me is that photo of DS holding that check and smiling with Shapiro. Then Kirby turns around and gets rid of RS.

Please don't pass me that Kool-Aid.

Five Titles:

Thank Vinny for you name not being 6 titles.

And that SOB referee in the Fiesta Bowl or it would be 7 Titles.

I only wish the Dolphins had as good a coaching staff and offensive line as the Canes.

F[]_[] Cool Cat.

Good luck packing the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie. The only way to pack it is to be playing UF or FSU and even then, 60% are the visitor's fans!

Coach Golden only one word "FANTASTIC"
He could have bailed out and never looked back.
But he hung in there and turned the U back to being relevant again. Now with the dark cloud no longer there the talent level will be there.

Al you and your staff are the best we can run the table this season.

Welcome to College Football Cane fan.

Don't forget to wear your diapers so you all don't wet yourselves tomorrow.

'Cool 'Cat, what on earth are you talking about?

#1 that picture of Donna Shalala holding the check is from another booster's event where Shapiro got jealous and wrote a measly $50k check to try to be a big shot.

$50k is less than nothing to Donna Shalala, she's raised over $3,000,000,000 for the university.

#2 Randy Shannon was fired for being a horrible football coach and for no other reason. There's absolutely no connection between Nevin Shapiro and Randy Shannon being fired.

Again, what are you talking about?

Should have never left the OB... Sun Life is just too far away. The OB was a sewer but it was our sewer. Go CANES... Get rid of the TROLL!!!

What a class act. Golden realizes that the football team's success is a joint effort. Involving the student body first and foremost is critical...This is the U..The U symbol embodies a city, a community, a university, a way of life for some..Golden loves this football team...He is a university man, he is a family man, he is a man of integrity, a man of character, and a leader. Go Coach!..Oh he has not forgotten those who preceded him at The U either..He's awesome!

al golden is only a mediocre mac coach...nothing more. he will never have UM in a national championship game let alone win the coastal this year......

12 turnovers in last 3 games.....500 yards against our defense by a weak last place 1-5 team unc......4 INT's from a senior QB.....golden is failing..plain and simple.....offense completely out of sync.....

this is all fluff....goldens limitation as the guy to lead UM to National championship will be exposed....you will see.....

next year UM loses key players....

UM and fsu are evenly matched experience - wise...bot are starting 8 seniors and 8/9 jr's....except fsu has a rookie at the helm....

so the blowout by fsu will come down to coaching....and golden is not in the league of jimbo fisher.....

no more sanction excuses......or weak letters to student body begging them to win the game for him...what horse sh..it....so embarrassing...

Glad the naysayers have stopped bashing Donna and Golden. We are undefeated and beyond the specter of the NCAA. I remember calls for thier heads at the beginning of this season. I remember Shalala the troll who stood in Butch's way and didn't support athletics (even though they ever crossed paths). This guy Golden is so cerebral it's ridiculous. He's the best coach in the nation and we are LUCKY to have him here. He'll be thumping that drum by the bookstore soon enough.

But while most have piped down there remainds the naysayers.

Cool Cat is another Gallo/Calvin poster....GTFOOH....MORON....

19-11....20-11 AFTER TOMORROW....

THE NCAA STUFF IS OVER....GET OVER IT....SHANNON WAS A GREAT D-CO AND PLAYER BUT NOT A HEAD COACH. SHANNON HAS DONE NOTHING TO THE EXTENT AG HAS DONE WITH THIS PROGRAM.

By the way, Manny and Susan are the best writers at the Herald ,period.

The University of Miami is a private school that never owned the Orange Bowl.

Blame the city of Miami for not voting to repair the condemned stadium or give the stadium to UM to repair.

Shalala had no choice but to move, the OB wasn't ours to fix and it wasn't close to being up to code.

Al Golden is one of the classiest coaches in college football.

btw...donna shalala made the decision not to contribute to renovate OB because she wanted parking lot revenue.....another bs story.....

what happened to shalala suing ncaa over sanctions?

golden seems to copy jamies winstons...deserve victory speech...I cant wait till fsu plays UM....

35-0 ( 5 TD's fsu will win by )

classy = mediocre

lets see how classy he is when he gets knocked out of acc championship....

I have been a "U" fan for most of my life, and wish that they would blow out everyone they play. But I am of the feeling that a win is a win no matter how they do it. Jim Gallo I like some of things you say and some I don't like. I like the fact some people on here play the devil's advocate, but to claim that FSU will blow us out is ridiculous. Back in the 90's it was a foregone conclusion that FSU would blow us out, and there was the beggining of wide right. I think the"U" will win the Coastal, but I will not say that we will beat FSU, but I do think it is going to be a great game. Go Coach Golden, Go Canes, and I really think a storm is brewing.

Good luck packing the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie. The only way to pack it is to be playing UF or FSU and even then, 60% are the visitor's fans!
Posted by: Slap Johnson | October 25, 2013 at 03:22 PM

Umm, "Slap", we played FSU last year, and it was not 60% FSU fans. Listen to this second half footage. When a play goeas against FSU, the crowd is roaring and loud, soon after, when a FG is good for FSU to trun 13-10 to 16-10, the crowd is silent. If it was 60% Noles fans, the opposite would have happened.
http://youtu.be/azcKqV0M86U?t=1h30m41s

Same thing when we faced your other team listed this year. Crowd cheers good Miami plays, is silent for good UF plays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlt9b8WE2v0

So, you might want to give credit that the vast majority of the fans at those games are Canes fans.

al golden is only a mediocre mac coach...nothing more. he will never have UM in a national championship game let alone win the coastal this year......

12 turnovers in last 3 games.....500 yards against our defense by a weak last place 1-5 team unc......4 INT's from a senior QB.....golden is failing..plain and simple.....offense completely out of sync.....

this is all fluff....goldens limitation as the guy to lead UM to National championship will be exposed....you will see.....

next year UM loses key players....

UM and fsu are evenly matched experience - wise...bot are starting 8 seniors and 8/9 jr's....except fsu has a rookie at the helm....

so the blowout by fsu will come down to coaching....and golden is not in the league of jimbo fisher.....

no more sanction excuses......or weak letters to student body begging them to win the game for him...what horse sh..it....so embarrassing...

Posted by: Jim Gallo | October 25, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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ROFL

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One Hurricanes player said Al Golden got emotional talking to the team after the NCAA saga concluded Tuesday.
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ROFL, now i have to prove i can actually coach & recruit now, waaahhhhh, it's going to be real hard to cover for my boy in the 500 club, waaahhh.

Is coach goldie (with his minions) a championship caliber headcoach, this question, which is the only question will be answered shortly.

Instead of crying and caressing injured players, it's time to use that fuel to actually build an intimidating defense again. As long as we have this soft scheme, nobody will fear our defense again. Nobody fears a zone defense, to many wholes & plays to be made. If a team has some real good tackles, you hang up the 3-4 being effective because the d-tackles are not being asked to get up field and push the pocket immediately.
Posted by: Calvin | October 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Folks, please ignore the troll Jim Gallo. He does not believe the things he is ranting about, he is just trying to get Canes fans riled up at his lies. Put him on ignore.

I wish Al's toughness would rub off on our fans, how can a grown up allow someone to tell them "you either post on Canespace or post here on MH" LMAO.

Every since then that poster disappears and now this "Next Lady UP" appears. LMAO

Helloooooo goldieeeeee,
You dumb sonofa**tch.
You have not said one word about DE FENCE.

3 down defensive linemen, LBs five yards off the los and giving up 5 yards on every run, no blizt or pressure on QBs, no stopping end runs, wide open other teams' receivers in your zones, no pass coverage pastureland prevent the win sure ain't a gonna stop anyone but second tier programs and high school teams.

UNC - 75 yards in 16 seconds and hands in winning TD receiver's mitts who dropped it and saved your and dumbass'O careers!!!!!!!!!

Anything to say goldie or your moron trolls idiots who know less about football than you do????

why...were talking about the 2013 fsu team....

UM offense cant compete against fsu defense...no way......and if Um could control unc...how in the world will they not get shut out.

don't be surprised in UM loses tomorrow.....

team is in a little turmoil...

And of course, that means ignoring his other aliases, Canefan2,27,7,72, and any wild new ID that starts off attacking Canes fans, since it is still that same troll obsessed with all Canes fan sites.

really.....75 yards in 16 seconds....that's just unbelievable at this point in the season....

who s responsible for all this?

GOLDEN

Jim Gallo is a sub-mediocre troll. Nothing more.

Calvin, Harriet and the rest of the Sybil group getting there persona mixed up again. Come on trolls, this is basic stuff. Calvina, when you sign Calvin you gotta get some spelling errors in there and make it sound stereotypical black. Come on!

Only 3,888 tickets left against a 4-3 team. There are more seats available to see the Dolphins against the Bengals in an NFL game.

No, Gallo, the only turmoil is inside your brain. And that is surprising-- how do 2 cells get in each other's way?

LoL at FSU fan on here fear is not a good look. I'm a canes fan but is a god lol really. The coach we should be looking at is Jimbo he has had his way with recruiting get everyone he wants yet were on the same level last three years he had a champ ship teams and nothing to show for it. ? Out him Jimbo he needs to win that team last year was Amazing and we played team to the fourth when we prob should been blowed out. I'm not just going to give the ACC ship to Jimbo The U going have something to say bout it

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