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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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awwwww poor green pea...

here:

wake - possible loss
fsu - loss
vt - loss
pitt - loss

VT vs FSU for ACC......UM gets nothing...then fire golden/dnofrio

Have a great weekend folks, Canes Walk at 10 AM, Wake's dismantling at High Noon.

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

Parking lot revenue? What are you retarded?

Why would a private school pay to renovate a stadium they were renting?

And WTF are you talking about with parking, UM hasn't had any major parking projects in the past decade, meanwhile they've spent hundreds of millions on new facilities such as the new student center, athletic center, neuroscience annex, life and technology park, and the new saltwater building at RSMAS.

jimbo fisher - 37-10, 22-6 conference with 4 bowl wins

al golden - 19-11 with no bowl appearances or championships

al golden has twice the tenure as a head coach compared to fisher....

I expect the first unit to win big the first half. The second unit to finish the game in dominating fashion. Missouri and Oregon will be upset this weekend. Take it to the bank. Get ready FSU. Category storm off the charts headed your way.

AL GOLDEN IS THE BEST COACH IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!!

Here's a toast for NC ST. May they cause murder and mayhem..

Yeah and Fisher followed a Legend of a coach in Bobby Bowden. What did Golden have as his predessors at Miami, Larry Coker and Randy Shannon. Two of the dumbest head coaches to ever run a program. That win against Florida is about to kill Gallober and Calvina, just imagine what those two will do when we beat FSU. Hell they will probably kill themselves choking on those bags of d I c k s. Wait a minute if nothing else that is reason enough to beat FSU.

Big Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes: Agile, Mobile, and Hostile!!

BRAVO!!!! BIG AL!!! GO CANEZZZZZZZZZZZ

goldie and d'o are stubbornly affixed on their stupidity of NOT knowing defense and giving up hundreds of yards per game and letting other teams convert third and long to first down with their zone prevent-the-win NO defensive sets.

You know I am correct.

I THOUGHT GALLO THE PUTZ WAS ALREADY GONE...HE'S LOSING FUEL HE'S, RUNNING OUT OF STEAM. AFTER NOVEMBER 2nd HE WILL BE GONE. THE STATE OF SOUTH FLORIDA IS BEING WALLED OFF BY BIG AL AND HIS PAL'S...

THEY WILL ALL COME, THEY WILL ALL WIN AND THEY WILL ALL PLAY ON SUNDAY'S...

BUT GALLO HE WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND CAUSE HE'S WIND BAG

Al Golden

The Man

The Coach

what is employee day ? I work ..do I get a ticket for a dollar ?

Hey Championships: That post cracks me up: U mention that RS and Coker were just plain 'ole dumb. The reality is Coker inherited most of those superstars, a handful of which are in the Hall of fame conversation. Did Coker recruit players who took the program upward?

RS was a masterful recruiter. Just admit that? FYI: Bridgewater was on RS's radar for years and was moments away from coming to UM. And then......

Bridgewater signing with UM, in spite of the administrative shackles, would have skyrocketed the program back to prominence. "Goldy is 46-45. Played TE and worked with the NE Patriots. U go ahead and calculate the winning percentage. RS was 28-22. As DC UM had a feared D. 2001: 6 2002: 7 2003: 2004:28 2005: 4 2006: 7. DunnoToday, DunnoTomorrow, DunnoComeFSUTime cannot compare with that.

Technically, this regime doesn't really have a lot to brag about.

...Please don't pass the Kool-Aid.

Finally, a NEAR SELL-OUT stadium filled with Hurricane loyalists and what not. And against major college football power Wake Forest, no less.

Chit, for the past seven and or eight years I've had to hear college pigskin bUbba DIZZ on Hurricane football, because of a half-full stadium. hUh

Nevertheless, some of these college football fan-dom mentioned it was a SHAME that Miami just didn't have the support they DESERVED.

Yeah, yeah it's South Florida and I understand the myriad of reasons why the Canes have never had absolute fan-dom support and what not. So what.

Matter of fact, several former Miami players mentioned that there's a SOLID-ON-DOWN core of absolute partisans. I believe the number was approximately 30,000 zealots. Give or take a few hundred. Eh. What say. Get outta' here with that stats' crap, OUTSIDER.

FWIW... your Miami, Florida Hurricanes are a ... - 24 point home favorite on the EVE of REDEMPTION Saturday. hUh

Yes, it's a redemption of sorts because Goldie's squad is going to lay down the Hammer and what not. For 33 months of being DISRESPECTED by millions of Hurricane distractors and not least, HATERS!


Missouri and Oregon will be upset this weekend. Take it to the bank. Get ready FSU. Category storm off the charts headed your way.

Posted by: canesallnight | October 25, 2013 at 04:45 PM
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There's a high possibility that Mizzou could lose a home game to South Carolina, but I doubt the MIGHTY Ducks lose to U.C.L.A.

Oregon is the real deal and what not. Tell us something Cane fan-dom doesn't know, Outsider!

You know I am correct.

Posted by: Canefan72 | October 25, 2013 at 05:30 PM

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Perhaps you are right and what not. dUh But I do KNOW you should SNAKE your way back to that eoth/canespace, bUbba!!

FWIW... Marky Mark's defense is most likely designed to give up yardage between THE 20's and then relies on the short-field inside the Red Zone. SEE the Florida game, for instance. Hurricane turnover's once the MIGHTY Gators moved towards their red zone.

Speaking of turnovers. It's absolutely CRUCIAL that Miami doesn't have over ONE give away on Saturday. Otherwise, Goldie's squad will unwilling keep a resurgent Wake Forest team in the game for at least one-half. dUh

Posted by: D | October 25, 2013 at 07:22 PM

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+1, D. If Conner what's-his-name plays for USC they can beat Missouri for sure.
Totally agree regarding Oregon. A shame the last 5 years of Oregon has won 11 games, they've gotten away with hiring an illegal recruiter, paying him hundreds of thousands. The NCAA is "investigating." Chip Kelly moves on, of course. I'm guessing the Ducks will get a mild slap on the beak. UM gained NO competitive advantage and suffered 3 years.
I would even pull for (gulp) Saban's crew over Oregon. Or FSU, if it comes down to that. Jimbo Fisher's teams go after the QB. With Mariota out, FSU...or Alabama wins easy.

Connor Shaw. Brainfart.

BTW, Golden, Coach L, Coach Meier...,class all the way, and excellent coaches to boot.

Jim Gallo… Bitter, sad fool

Your material is getting old… Just like you!

Fsu always chokes, and the media attention to winston will get to him with Miami. Just the U on the helmets will scare the crap out of that kid.

Wide Right again , Canes 27-24

Dumbo and MusChump got the recruits by negative recrutiing. For a span, no Miami kids went north, an last 3 yrs DUE TO NCAA SANCTIONS, we lost alot of kids to tally and UFelons........THAT IS A PENALTY PEOPLE.

GA TECH almost beat FSU last yr in acc champ game.......had we gone we might have played in bcs.

We have had main sanctions

Cool Cat,

Golden has a 19-11 record at UM.

Goldy is 46-45. Played TE and worked with the NE Patriots. U go ahead and calculate the winning percentage. RS was 28-22. As DC UM had a feared D. 2001: 6 2002: 7 2003: 2004:28 2005: 4 2006: 7. DunnoToday, DunnoTomorrow, DunnoComeFSUTime cannot compare with that.

Technically, this regime doesn't really have a lot to brag about.

...Please don't pass the Kool-Aid.

Posted by: 'Cool 'Cat | October 25, 2013 at 06:26 PM

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

Cool Cat,

I ask that you forgive me for my previous remarks concerning your lack of intellect and ask for your forgiveness as after reading your post above it dawned on me that you are anchored down with a severe learning disability. You poor thing...

Tarps will be removed from No Life Stadium!!
Just because Golden Boy wrote a letter!
Not really.
"Employee day" means tickets were given away for free AND each free ticket gave you the chance to "buy" 3 more tix for a buck apiece. AND that gave you a $10 stadium credit.
So you bunch of slow dolts that means your pathetic University is PAYING people $9 bucks to show up for the game.
Paying folks to attend, what a novel idea. This Golden Clown is such a genius, or was it Shalala's idea?
Either way it is pathetic.
And the stadium won't be filled to capacity any way.
Which only shows what a bunch of bandwagon losers Miami fans are.
Jeff Driskel gave you your 8 games of fame, Famous Jameis will put you back in your place.

Here I go again...

Dear Canekiller,

I ask that you forgive me for my previous remarks concerning your lack of intellect as after reading your post above it dawned on me that you are anchored down with a severe learning disability. You poor thing...

You concluding that Miami 'pays' their fans to go to the game is especially sad, but in your condition it is to be expected.

ANNOUNCEMENT TO TROLLS>>>


WE DARE YOU (GALLO, CALVIN, CANE72, ETC...) TO TELL US WHO YOUR TEAM IS THAT YOU ROOT FOR?

GO AHEAD, TELL US WHO YOU BLEED FOR....

THEN WE CAN HAVE A FAIR CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CANES....

COWARDS, NOT ONE WILL BE HONEST....YOU'LL ALL SAY BAMA OR FSU IS MY GUESS...

BUT GO AHEAD AND DO IT... YOU WOULD CURSE ANY TEAM YOU ROOT FOR...

Gallo/Calvin= dumb shag

Canekiller...U need to change your screen to killer canes because we killed your team.lmao....U sound like a buthurt jlo. Maybe U and gatorlum need some therapy ? We're ranked (FSU,UCF,and Us!) And you are reeling....lovin' the stories on the gator blogs. All gloom and doom. Sun is shining in Miami and even if FSU beats us( which i dont think will happen) it will still be mostly sunny. Still gonna be cold and gray in gville though. Hahahahahahahaha!

I love Al Golden. We simply MUST keep him as our coach. He is THE MAN!

I almost teared up? Please! Winning cures a whole lot of empty seats. Go Canes. Can't wait til FSU game.

Gallo you bitter fool. You were vested in RS because he was losing. You post your irrelevant lists of spurned players and coaches that could not fill the mold of a championship team. Weeds must be pulled to realize the full potential of the fruit. Golden is the one. His players, coaches and fans adore him. FSU will succumb to the power of the U and then ESPN and FSU fans will be stunned and enraged on Nov 2nd when Jaiboo and Jimbo fall in the house of Doak Campbell. The hype was fun(ny) while it lasted. And the glory of U Dominance will be back once again. Miami 35 FSU 24
D: do you have OCD? Like your posts anyway. duh

ONE THING I HOPE HAPPEN WITH THIS NCAA CRAP NOW BEHIND US IS THE FACT THAT COACHES CAN NOW COACH WITHOUT THE PRESSURE OF TRYING NOT TO LOSE AND CAN NOW COACH TO DOMINATE INSTEAD.. I HOPE THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR OUR DEFENSIVE COACH. NOW HE CAN COACH AND BE AGGRESSIVE BECAUSE THE WORST IS OVER AND HE DOES NOT HAVE TO CALL A GAME AFRAID TO LOSE. GET RID OF THE 3-4 AS YOUR BASE AND START TO ATTACK AND MAN HANDLE WR WITH A 4 MAN PASS RUSH AND STOP LEAVING "SACK MAN MCCORD" ON THE BENCH. REPLACE PIERRE WITH #78 AND TEAM HIM WITH PORTER ON 1&2ND DOWN AND BRING PIERRE IN ON PASSING DOWNS. THIS WILL CONTAIN FSU RUNNING UP THE MIDDLE AND FORCE WINSTON TO THROW.. THE FSU PASS PROTECTION IS WEAK AGAINST BLITZING LB UP THE MIDDLE. LAST YEAR THEIR WR HAD PROBLEMS GETTING SEPARATION FROM OUR DB. IF DUNNO WANTS TO SHOW HE IS A LEGIT DC THEN NOW IS THE TIME.

FSU GAME:

IF WE SCORE the way we are capable of...

IF THE D PLAYS the way they played against UF...

WE WIN

IT WILL BE AN AWESOME GAME


I have been a Cane fan since Howard and the Canes beat texass when it was ranked number one in the country. The Canes won that game and all of their championships with DEFENSE, LBs up close, man to man pass coverage, a jail break to the other teams' QBs.

Since a couple of years after Butch left, stupid coaches have played prevent the win NO defense, put LBs five yards off the los and given up five or more yards on run carries and played zone, prevent the win, guard acres of empty pastureland on pass plays.

And Coker's, RS, and goldies' records exhibit such worthless "new" crappy concepts of losing by not having a great, tough, attacking defense and players NOT being in great physical conditioning.

Just telling the truth - and some of you morons just can't handle the truth.

Susan, stop yelling.

Jim gallo go home

You are the most negative and miserable individual I've ever crossed paths with Gallo. I pit your pathetic life. Go crawl under a rock somewhere, don't you see that you're not wanted here? You've probably been that way your whole life, the annoying little brat no one wants around that just won't go away.

Last night, Central's and Florida Gator commit Dalvin Cook rushed for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. There's a huge photo of him on the front page of the Miami Herald sports section extolling his virtues.

Last night, Central's and Miami Hurricanes commit Joseph Yearby rushed for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns. There's a small photo of him on page 10 D of the sports section.

One guy, who is committed to the Miami Hurricanes, rushes for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns and his exploits are mentioned on page 10 D. The other guy, who is committed to the Florida Gators, rushes for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns and his photo dominates the front page of the Herald sports section.

My question is...why is that the case??

If there were to be a kitchen fire in a Miami home would the powers to be put that on the front page of the Herald on the same day 10 homes burned down in Miami and bury that story on page 10 A ??

It would be nice if the Herald on occasion at least pretended to recognize the Miami Hurricanes as their hometown team.

Lt.......shalala's move to sunlife included that all parking revenue go to UM.....that was the deal breaker for UM.....at OB UM go nothing.....so she decided to split and not contribute to OB renovation....she is BS just like golden.....

al golden is a BS artist...nothing more, classy....please, all al golden cares about is al golden....

goes public in herald that randy shannon left him with nothing......tells local coaches at fla coaches convention in orlando that he would never pull a scholarship then pulls one with denver kirkland.....at parents day he ignores jaynard bostwick and his parents, never even says hello.....then at second meeting with kirkland he is a no show leaving denver and his parents there like idiots.....pulls shannons players to put his own frshman recruits in where parents call radio stations then ends up putting those same guys back in as starters anyways......

so if al golden loses to vt-fsu and pitt, he goes 22-14 in 3 years.....randy shannon was 23-15 and got fired his last 3 years.....does UM fire golden?

or does UM disrespect a UM legacy because they really don't want a black coach....why didn't randy get 2 million?.....UM would be in top 3 now if shannon was here.....

Dont get the herald....maybe that is the reason newspapers are dying out. They print what they want and not what their customerbase wants. Our paper here will be out of business in 2 years. It keeps getting smaller and smaller.

"I never rate my performance because we got that victory," Winston said. "Victories, team. Losses, that's always the quarterback. I was just born like that."

jamis winston.....UM gonna get crushed by him - joyner - benjamin - freeman and Oleary....dnofrio has no answer for any of those guys....

that guy is a real cane guy.....he will take the pepsi challenge with ANY team then meet in the parking lot if need be.....

al golden/dnofrio are gonna get bloodied.....then the fraud will be exposed and then force people to re-evaluate this staff....

will all see gallo was right all along.....

21-16,

Your point is spot on! In a day and age where newspapers are dying the smart players still in that space are catering more and more to the local community and the various businesses, sports teams, etc.

I have been subscribing to the Herald for more years that I care to admit and there was a time if I didn't have my morning dose of the paper I was miserable. Today, I go through the paper in the blink of an eye, because rarely do they report on things that are unique. Based on their current path I believe at some point before too long they will be a distant memory, much like the former Miami News.

PS: Gallo has come to and is revved up posting his redundant lies...he truly is the worst Gator troll ever as his lies are so off the charts they aren't even fun to laugh at...they are just patently stupid--much like the man!!

Ron Zook:

"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."

You are the one with the learning disability, let me help you out:
1 - thousands of tix were given away FREE as part of "employee" day
2 - thousands more were available for $1, also free
3 - all those thousands came with a $10 stadium credit

For those of you retards and slow learners in the Gables this means lots people were paid $9 to go to the game, spend $1 and get $10 credit.
Thousands more were paid the full $10, those "employees" who got the first free tix

It is funny that no one else has commented on this. Ignore the sad truth. It is not enough to give away tix for free, no that doesn't work in this bandwagon town. You gotta pay people to show up. What a great sports town this is, the only place in America you have to pay the "fans" to show up.

gallo, the one good thing though, no matter how we got to being ranked this high, be it a farce or not, at least for the first time in a long time, the Miami/Fsu game definitely has national championship implications. I don't like us being on this big stage going in with the soft defensive scheme coach goldie & the 500 club believe in, cause no one on here can say or feel good about this defensive scheme when these guys did this:

Jeff Driskel
Comps/Attmps Yds Comp% Td's Int's Qb rating
22-33 291 66.7 1 2 138.6
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Bryn Renner
Comp/Attmps Yds Comp% Td's Int's Qb rating
28-36 297 77.8 1 1 150.7
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I know we got some foolish people on here, but i don't even here some are foolish or stupid enuff to bet house money that the Fsu qb is not better than these 2 or will have a worst game than these 2. The man part that's the problem with our scheme is, decent/legit college qb's this year are completing at least 72% of their passes against our defense, if that's how we're going to play defense, mark this down, if we somehow win a national championship with legit oppossing offenses completing over 70% of their passes against us, than i'll definitely join in the ridiculous chorus that the former gaytor headcoached named blogger goes by when it comes to coach goldie, because that would be some type of feat to be able to pull that off with those stats.

In meantime gallo, keep up the great post, reminds me of the way you went off before the gaytor game, i didn't go as far as you did in saying we'd lose, but i knew jeff driskel was going to have a career day. Next up, will tanner price out due thee previously mentioned qb's up top, the start of that is less than 2 hours away!

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