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Al Golden's post-game comments after the win over Virginia includes update on Gunter

Here is what Al Golden said after Saturday's 45-26 win over Virginia.

On defensive changes in successful third quarter...

“If I’m not mistaken, their first first down was the penalty on [Rayshawn] Jenkins. They had a first down on the play and then we gave them 15 [yards]. We stopped the run good in the third quarter, and obviously 90 plays [means] we’re just not converting enough on offense. We’re not holding the ball enough to help the defense. Defense I thought really played their tails off with the takeaways and the way they played the third quarter.”

On the injury of cornerback Ladarius Gunter...

“Ladarius has been taken to Jackson [Memorial Hospital] for observation. We’re just being cautious. As soon as we learn something, we’ll share it with you guys. I don’t have anything other than that. He was moving everything, he was conscious. I don’t want to overstep my bounds here. That’s where we’re at with it now. Hopefully he’ll be okay.”

On the play of his team’s defense, which had four takeaways...

“It was big. Early in the year, we were counterpunching really well if the offense made a mistake or special teams made a mistake. During this stretch, we haven’t been counterpunching as well as we have needed to. I thought defense counterpunched so much better today. We made a mistake and they went out there and they had a different look than they’ve had. They didn’t get disappointed, they weren’t, ‘here we go again.’ It wasn’t that mentality. Obviously it’s been tough on the seniors and the team - the courage to keep mustering it up and all of that. The seniors have never been 8-3. They’ve never been 8-3. Now they’re 8-3 we have a tough road game against Pitt, try to end up with a win there, and obviously the seniors haven’t won a bowl game and have not been able to go to a bowl game the last two years. They want to finish up strong.”

On if his defense took criticism personally heading into Saturday’s game...

“I’m sure they did. I hope they did. But it’s not really a function of what’s being said outside - it’s those guys that go to work every day and their standard of what’s acceptable and what’s not. We tackled better, especially in the third quarter. We ran to the ball better. We looked like we had some more energy in our pass rush today. If we didn’t get a number of [sacks], we certainly hit the quarterback a number of times. Again, just too many plays - I want to say 45 or 46 plays at the half for defense. On offense, we have to do a better job. Nobody can be out there that long, we’re just not that deep.”

On still contending for a potential trip to the ACC Championship Game...

“We just have to worry about the Pitt game. We’re going up there, and I’ve seen a lot of Pitt the last couple of weeks because of the crossover games. They have some really effective players on defense, two wideouts that are talented. It’s going to be their last game – it’s going to be a tough environment. I hope we have a team that gets on the plane and is excited about that challenge. It’s going to be a challenge for us. We have to learn how to finish the season and I think everybody is excited because we get to go to practice and we get to move the program forward, finally. We have a lot of football left, and I know the seniors feel the same way.”

On the play of wide receiver Allen Hurns over the course of the season...

“He is a testament to what we want in our program. He doesn’t really say too much. He just works every day. I can’t underscore that enough. I don’t think anyone realizes he is having a great year – not having a good year, he’s having a great year. He is self-made. He is a leader. He’s the same guy every day. He’s consistent, playing with confidence. If we tell him to play him to play special teams, he’ll special teams. If we ask him to block, he’ll block. He’s constantly talking and thinking during the game of different scenarios and different pass routes. He is what we want. When you reach that level where you just go out and play. There has been a lot of work that has been put into it. I’m proud to say that he’s really a symbol of that for us.”

On the performance of quarterback Stephen Morris...

“I thought the one he threw to Allen [Hurns] late, he just threw it. I thought he was maybe aiming a little bit earlier, and trying to be exact. I don’t know if it was the rain, but you just have to throw it. He made plays when he had to, which was great. He is going to continue to improve. At least the discussion is not about his leg anymore - we did that for two months, for eight games. The last two games he has started to move around and protect himself better. We could have helped him out a couple of times – we had a couple of drops. He’ll get better. We don’t have a lot of time to get ready for Pitt, and we’re going to need his leadership and his experience."

On how much respect he has for the seniors, who played their final home game Saturday...

“Incredible amount. More than anybody can know. The standards and expectations are high at Miami, and that’s why we all come. That’s why we want to be a part of it. We never want to drop our expectations. But for these guys to go through what they went through, none of these guys were part of the problem, but every one of them was part of the solution. They took an issue that obviously was really bad. It was toxic. They paid a dear price. They adopted the problem as their own, and ultimately delivered us out of it. This is a big part of it. We have a long way to go before anyone here is satisfied. There are so many things we have to fix on the field – no one is satisfied. But these seniors have never been 8-3. Now they have a chance to go 9-3. To do it on the back end of what they’ve been through says a lot about them. Now we have to make sure we finish strong.”

On how excited he is for the seniors...

“I’m exhausted right now, just because it’s emotional for those guys. That’s why I try not to get involved before the game. We really saluted them Thursday night so it wasn’t right before the game Friday night. We paid our tributes to them, and a lot of them stepped up today. Whoever is better than Pat O’Donnell, I want to meet him. I was happy for him, for David Gilbert, Allen [Hurns], Stephen [Morris]. I can go on and on. Shayon [Green], Kacy Rodgers. A lot of those guys made plays when we needed them. I couldn’t be more proud of them. Now I want to make sure we stay focused and get ready for Pitt, and see if we can’t do something that we haven’t done in a while.”

On the injuries to cornerbacks Nate Dortch and Corn Elder...

“It was all corners, which was one of the reasons we couldn’t sub. I think they’re significant injuries to Nate and Corn. I don’t know to what extent. It’s not like last week somebody gets a little pull or something and you know they’ll be back on Monday. It’s not like that. I will have a better idea when I talk to you guys tomorrow.”

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We still gave up a lot of yards on defense even at the end with their freshmen QB. No run game again, only thing that saved the team were the turnovers. Mark had nothing to do with the defense turnovers so dont buy to much into the win. We were out played all the way around on offense.

When u want the canes play some of it is coaching but there's not much talent on the defensive side of the ball..even looking at this year recruiting class a lot of the kids are work in progress kids not really game changers. I do believe a new d staff is needed but better evaluation of recruits also

THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLOGGING needs help from the most overt racist on the blog.

Birds of a feather as the saying goes.

Friday at 3:30 pm, forecast temps slightly above 32 rising all the way to 37 in the evening, no snow thankfully forecast at this time. Last cold weather game UM played well in, was what, on the road at VT 2005?

there are two more games to play but this season is done. all thats left is pride. i can only hope there is a big improvement at the bowl game, if not its just a preview of next year. this aint temple no one is happy with 8, 9 or even 10 wins when you have the soft schedule we had this year. FSU is the only loss we should have had this year if the coaching staff was producing after 3 years. sad, sad, sad the players and fans deserve better.

Way to go SENIORS, it was sloppy, and rainy, but even with the D staying on the field as long as it did, you guys managed to disrupt and finally shut down VA. We needed this win and now we need to focus on Pitt. By the way Cane72, you're a COMPLETE douche dude, and need to be beetch slapped with your stupid comments. We could've lost, but the D reached DEEP and said NO MORE, and made some fantastic plays. Yes we need help, and work, but DAMNIT these kids need us right now, and need our support for Pitt. Lets give it to them.


I AM THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLOGGING I am also the most overt racist on the blog.

Birds of a feather as the saying goes...that why I wuv the Gators.

Friday at 3:30 pm, forecast more felony arrests for my gators slightly above 32 rising all the way to 37 in the evening. Georgia Southern was a very tough opponent and should play Alabama in the national championship game. Last cold weather game UF played well in, was what, on the road at Mississippi Girls school in 1945?


We still gave up a lot of yards on defense even at the end with their freshmen QB. No run game again, only thing that saved the team were the turnovers. Mark had nothing to do with the defense turnovers so dont buy to much into the win. We were out played all the way around on offense.

Posted by: hswalden@gmail.com

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Yeah you're right dude, why even step on the field? We should just forfeit the rest of the season huh?


THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLOGGING needs help from the most overt racist on the blog.

Birds of a feather as the saying goes.

Friday at 3:30 pm, forecast temps slightly above 32 rising all the way to 37 in the evening, no snow thankfully forecast at this time. Last cold weather game UM played well in, was what, on the road at VT 2005?

Posted by: Great victory over a 2 win team today!
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LOL, yep and don't U wish your BUM Gators could've beaten a Div 2 team today. Wow talk about ROCK BOTTOM, lol. We beat YOU, and you're BUMS.

And now that THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING has been exposed as a no-nothing again today and now associates himself with a racist with no personal integrity when it comes to running his keyboard boastfully before UM plays Duke and gets blown out in football, he's back to imitating posters and bragging about week two as the season ends if six days.

You don't become THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING without sinking to new and old lows regularly. Still haven't said how many season tickets you've ordered for '14, because the answer is, none.

Congratulations Canes on a much needed win.

Good to see some key plays on defense.

Get ready for Pitt and finish strong.

Go Canes!

Bragging about beating the worst team a program has fielded in 34 years only makes the team you support look pathetic by association. Nothing Hurricane like about continuing to be proud of that any day of the week or year.

How many season tickets have you ordered for next season soda jerk? None as well? Why am I not surprised by that.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24199088/maryland-used-a-pr-firm-to-sway-fan-opinion-on-big-ten-move


Bragging about beating the worst team a program has fielded in 34 years only makes the team you support look pathetic by association. Nothing Hurricane like about continuing to be proud of that any day of the week or year.

How many season tickets have you ordered for next season soda jerk? None as well? Why am I not surprised by that.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24199088/maryland-used-a-pr-firm-to-sway-fan-opinion-on-big-ten-move

Posted by: Great victory over a 2 win team today!
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Yeah I guess the only thing worse is being a Gator and losing to Ga Southern LMAO.

Still bragging about week two when the season ends in six days, still not buying a ticket to watch the product being put out by the WORST COACH IN MODERN HURRICANE FOOTBALL HISTORY and still bragging about how poor the records of the teams UM has beaten this year is.

Soda jerk moron is almost too kind for that kind of blind stupidity on display.

lets go canes

And now that everyone knows I am THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING and have been exposed as a no-nothing again today and now I associate myself with a racist with no personal integrity when it comes to running his keyboard boastfully before UF plays Georgia Southern and gets blown out in football at home, I'm back to imitating little school girls and bragging about my ability to pull my own zipper down--although, finding anything once I have unzipped is a herculean task. Seriously, I'm a name changing troll loser who does nothing but squat on UM blogs hoping someone will pay attention to me--I am Pathetic.

I didn't become THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING without sinking to new and old lows regularly.

THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED POSTING aligns himself with a racist who can't go away after promising to three times and being shown to know nothing about football then goes to re-script other posts once he gets exposed as desperate for a golden shower from THE WORST COACH IN MODERN UM FOOTBALL HISTORY.

How many season tickets did you buy for next year WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED POSTING. None? Or less than none?

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24199088/maryland-used-a-pr-firm-to-sway-fan-opinion-on-big-ten-move

I am Still bragging about week two when I didn't sheet my pats for six whole days, mommy gave me a gold star. I wish mommy would buy me a ticket to watch the product being put out by the WORST COACH IN MODERN HURRICANE FOOTBALL HISTORY Will Muschamp and I am still bragging about how poor the records of the 4 teams UF has beaten this year.

I am a Soda jerk moron and you Canes are to kind for my kind of blind stupidity.


Still bragging about week two when the season ends in six days, still not buying a ticket to watch the product being put out by the WORST COACH IN MODERN HURRICANE FOOTBALL HISTORY and still bragging about how poor the records of the teams UM has beaten this year is.

Soda jerk moron is almost too kind for that kind of blind stupidity on display.

Posted by: Great victory over a 2 win team today
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Your issues go waaaaay beyond football dude. You're a weirdo. Maybe an asylum or some professional help is what you need.

I AM THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED POSTING and align myself with a racist who can't go away after promising to kiss me three times after me being shown to know nothing about football then I go to re-script other posts once I gets exposed as desperate for a golden shower from THE BEST COACH IN MODERN UM FOOTBALL HISTORY.

How many season tickets did I buy for next year as the WORST AND DUMBEST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED POSTING. None? Or less than none? I am a five star moron.

Champcane....golden does have a win against a more talented team. Ufelony before the "reoad"from injuries.now quit asking.

Nothing substantial about beating the worst team a program has fielded in 34 years, but keep bragging about it as it only makes UM look worse, which is what THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING is really concerned about since they don't buy season tickets or any tickets to go to a game ever.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24199088/maryland-used-a-pr-firm-to-sway-fan-opinion-on-big-ten-move

Now we just need Muschamp to hire D'Onofrio after the season


Nothing substantial about my mother beating me the worst she has in 34 years, but she keeps bragging about it as it only makes me look worse, which is why I AM THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING I am really a loser and I don't buy season tickets or any tickets to go to a game ever. Of course, due to my hygiene problems they won't permit me entry into any public facility.


Kook... Florida losing to Georgia Southern makes the Canes Strength of Schedule even worse. It's obvious that like UM, Florida was severely overrated. Our win against the Gators doesn't seem any more impressive than the wins against the other 7 bums that we beat.

That does make that Florida win seem paltry now. Especially since I just saw that Georgia Southern only had 46 scholarship players, due to 19 injuries. Which did not stop them from shutting down Florida and running the ball down their throats.

So again I must ask. who has Al Golden defeated that was more talented than his team?


I am a Gator Kook who has a man crush on Zook... Florida losing to Georgia Southern makes my mental issues even worse. It's obvious that like me, Florida was severely overrated. Miami's win against the Gators seems more impressive than the wins against the other good teams the Canes beat. Here's the thing...I am such a bed wetter that I don't even have the courage to use just one screen name...I know...pathetic.


Champcane....the gators idiot ,they had all starters when we played. Just because they cant reload doesnt mean they were less talented at that point. If U cant see that....oh well

Calvin,

You get angry when the team wins. Bro, they won't fire Golden. He coukd probably have this season another 3 years in a row.

The point has to be questioned. Al Golden does have a coach worse than him in Will Muschamp. That is the only thing that is definite.

Maybe Dino will get good pub and some hc interviews.

If Muschamp coached UM he'd tied up in Gallo's attic right now.


The point has to be questioned. Why do I post such stupidity. I continue to claim Al Golden is a coach worse than Will Muschamp, which only a lamebrain would claim. That is the only thing that is definite.


I like Golden period. If we win next week 9 & 3. You can throw those stats in the garbage can. Just win baby!

Fans of Al Golden have no great wins that can justify their blind loyalty. He will continue to hold Miami back. Get ready for his dismissal. It is coming by the end of next year. You should not be surprised by that, since you saw it here first.

As you can see my name is it black. The fan of the loser, Al Golden, post under my name is in blue.

Yeah we can see your name in black and your brain is full of stupid when it comes to football. Don't U mean mustchamps dismissal.

How bout we be Happy they won the game.Have you seen the scores and upsets today.Damn I'm more the happy to take what we got.To finish out 9-3 would suit me just fine.Let Duke get there buts kicked in the ACC show down.

As you can see my tiny brain is black. I am a fan of the loser, Will Muschamp, post under my name is in blue.

I really don't know how ANY fans of a team that
(1)just lost to Georgia Southern, and
(2) had just 2.8 yards per rush vs us and LOST,
has the balls to come on this blog.

Fans of Will Muschamp have no great wins that can justify their blind loyalty. He will continue to hold my Gators back. Get ready for his dismissal. It is coming by the end of next year. You should not be surprised by that, since you saw it here first. If only we could hire Al Golden who has done miracles with Miami and may post a 10 & 3 record after being whipsawed by the NCAA...amazing!

30 yr + Cane fan, I am embarrassed to even talk about how bad are Coaching is, I was all over Goldens Bandwagon, but this team is right down pathetic, U young fans are soft just like our players and their POWDER PUFF D

We can not beat the worse SEC team, if they even spotted us 20

Miami had 21 pts in the first half and 14 of those were because of the defense. The d didn't play well are u kidding me? The offense kept going 3 and out. The d was on the feild all day. the fact they were even in the game at half was all about the defense. Sorry but u can't say its all about them passing. miami did ok against the run when u consider they spent the first 2 qtrs on the feild . The offense had the ball what 3 minutes. They had 3 first downs the entire first half. sorry but when your offense is that bad giving up the yds they did on 90 plays was a great effort.

Morris is just freaking AWFUL


30 yr + playing a phony Cane fan, I am embarrassed to even talk about how bad my phony posts have been, I was all over Golden, because that's what a hater does, but even I know that this team and Golden are great, U real Canes fans are much smarter than me as I am a POWDER PUFF D-BAG.


My Gators cannot beat the worse ACC team, if they even spotted us 20

I am just freaking AWFUL

You know, at this point it is great to get a win.

It does not change many of the critiques we have laid out on this blog. All that still holds in terms of coaching, player issues, whether we are progressing, etc. It was again evident today.

Sending good wishes to Ladarius.

Pitt will be a tougher team for us next Friday.

So enjoy the W, warts and all...

Ha Ha

Pitt will be a tough game...gonna be cold too.

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