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Duke beats Carolina, heads to ACC Title game; UM shifts focus to final exams, bowl practices, recruiting

Al Golden said he wasn't going to lose his mind Saturday scoreboard watching or "become a slave to the TV for seven hours" to see if the University of Miami would get the help it needed to reach next weekend's ACC championship game.

Duke made sure the agonizing only lasted three and a half hours for everyone else who bleeds orange and green.

The Blue Devils, who beat Miami for the first time since 1976 two weeks ago in Durham, punched their ticket to Charlotte and a date with second-ranked Florida State Saturday afternoon thanks to a late 27-yard field goal in a 27-25 win at North Carolina.

Had Duke lost and Virginia upset rival Virginia Tech, UM would have began preparing for a rematch with the Seminoles Monday. Instead, the focus for the Hurricanes (9-3) now shifts to final exams, a few days off and the team's first trip to a bowl game since Golden was hired in December 2010.

> Golden said "it's tough to quantify" what missing 30 to 35 December practices under self-imposed bowl bans did to hurt the program over the last two years and he's definitely looking forward to having them this year.

"Having all the [recruits] in South Florida come watch bowl practice and watch us operate and be around our team and players," will be big for the program moving forward, Golden said. Getting to 10 victories with a bowl win -- at likely either the Chick-Fil-A in Atlanta (Dec. 31) or the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando (Dec. 28) -- is also important, Golden said.

> What did Golden like and not like about Friday's effort in chilly Pittsburgh?

"The kids competed; they had a great attitude," Golden said. "It meant something to them which is so important. I think we’ve all seen instances where it’s like, all right, nobody cares. We’re not in this bowl game or that bowl game. Or we’re letting external influences impact our judgment or our attitude or how we play. That didn’t happen [Friday], which was awesome. They wanted to finish on a positive note."

Golden cited Miami's continuing woes on third down (UM was 4 of 11 on offense; 6 of 14 on defense), special teams breakdowns on kick return and kickoff coverage, and a few instances of poor tackling as negatives in the Pitt win. He did, though, credit linebacker Denzel Perryman, safeties Rayshawn Jenkins and Deon Bush and cornerback Antonio Crawford as having better tackling performances Friday.

"There are so many things we have to fix and continue to fix," Golden said. "One of our goals in the postseason is clearly to push a lot of young players along that have not had the benefit of this time of year -- to be pushed at this time of year."

> Golden said UM came out healthy from the Pitt game and he expects cornerback Ladarius Gunter and defensive end Dwayne Hoilett, who missed Friday's game, to return for bowl practices. Linebacker Alex Figueroa, who has missed UM's last three games, could return but must be cleared by a doctor.

"If we were playing next Saturday Fig would not be ready," Golden said. "There’s a good chance for the bowl game. That would be awesome for him and great for him to have that opportunity."

> Golden said freshman running back Gus Edwards is "practicing better and starting to become more comfortable" in Miami's system. Edwards ran 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown Friday.

"We can’t live in the past but there’s a young man that missed however many practices in training camp, a good bunch of them," Golden said. "Gus is a young man that is really going to continue to improve. He should be fresh. His play count is  not as high as Brandon Linder or Clive Walford or some of those guys. He should bring some energy to us and we expect him to continue to improve.

"He’s got deceptive speed but I thought he did a great job with his vision and his lateral cuts [Friday]. He really made the right cuts. He stayed with his cuts, he didn’t freelance at all. And when he got to the second level he made some guys miss. We’ve got to continue to get his pads down and get that stiff arm going but we’re hopeful that Gus will continue to improve."

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Duke...? really...? DUKE?????

Duke....? really...? DUKE??????

Duke got to the ACC Championship game before we did. DUKE!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! LOWLY DUKE GOT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BEFORE WE DID!!!

What an embarrassment! !!

Al and canes still looking for 1 signature win. What good team have the canes beat in three years. Looking for at least one win. Just a dissapointing year in my book.

Disappointed because we should be going to the acc championship game. We lost to Duke!

The warning signs were evident in 2012. It got worse. Everyone had career-games against us in 2013. Can't win a championship without a Defense. Get it fixed, Coach. Can't build attendance without a Defense. We might not have had great talent on Defense, but they weren't that bad.

Go duke!!

Miami is lowly .. Have fun in the "used car bowl" in palatka

9-3 not bad! Now go win the bowl game and get to 10 wins!! Golden is killing it on the recruiting trail, FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Duke coach has had 7 seasons as coach and no ncaa mess over his head. And before we get into the talent issue again. Miami has more high end talent. Duke has more depth of talent. miami's top player goes out the backup isn't the same level as duke's top players. Thats just how it is. plus miami talent on d line and depth on d line is bad. yes we lost to duke. That happens. Duke beat alot of teams they went 10-2 , they lost a game to pitt they shouldn't of but they went 10-2 give them credit for being a good team. Golden had to build from the mess shannon gave him and ncaa crap over his head and this was only yr 3. Give him time to fix this mess and miami not duke will be the one playign for acc title year in year out.

how was duke's recruiting class?. lol......

al golden voted the best seminar/powerpoint coach in ncaa....

10 keys to losing coastal and division championship.

1. have a 300 page binder handy at all times
2. make sure you hug injured players on the field when the cameras are rolling
3. have equipment manager stitch quotes inside collars of game jerseys
4. have gimmick cane walks to tease alumni
5. purchase game day tickets so the stats show good attendance since camera pans and stadium cover ups show tumble weeds rolling thru
6. be sure to hang "ghandi" nonviolent resistance quotes in the weight room
7. wear a long sleeve shirt with a tie and no gloves or coat when the temperature is 31'
8. stage whenever possible fake TD's in stadium with players hugging each other so herald photographer gets great picture
9. make sure you have at least 9 teams on your schedule that have losing records
10. have key quotes to deffer press questions like..."TMZ" and "freelancing"

Ganes fans didn't scoreboard watch today either, just like their favorite golden shower spigot, they got enough of that collectively watching Duke blowout Miami on the scoreboard three weeks ago.

Only 13 more games at the most of this joke of a coach before he gets the hook. If he doesn't bamboozle some other program with his binder of winning a championship that he's never claimed as a player or coach in his life first, that is.

Wherever one’s head and heart ultimately lie, the gravity of the holiday itself somehow brings a period of reflection and perspective. How fortunate we all are to be here and now, living, experiencing and doing.

Cynicism, judgement and self-importance may dominate the other months, but come late November, the nation hits its “wake zone”. The year has a way of coasting to a close. From there hope and promise are abound as the final calendar page turns.

As supporters of the University of Miami, a handful of insider-only mantras have been berthed over the years. It’s a Canes thing … you wouldn’t understand. U Family. Us against the world. The U invented swagger. I stand with The U.

Slogans that sell t-shirts and garner high-fives from like-minded fans on game day. Right now, when this program needs those phrase to take full action, words are out-speaking actions.

Ten years of failed expectations has unfairly been lumped directly on this current team and coaching staff. Judgment is clouded, words are harsh and support is far from undying.

A forced agenda, rooted in the fact that Miami should be “back”, instead of logically accepting and processing why it isn’t. Comparisons, unfair timelines and parallels drawn to turnarounds made by past Hurricanes squads, though circumstances are completely unique.

Understandably, the focus as of late has been a porous defense and three-game losing streak. Florida State, who appears title-game-bound, was forgivable, but those yards given up to Virginia Tech and Duke? Blasphemy.

The Hurricanes were “supposed” to win the Coastal Division and reach the ACC title game this year—not because talent, depth and experienced proved so, but simply because folks have grown tired of waiting and the drought has gone on long enough.

For those who continue beating the drum that Miami “should” be back, the question remains, based on what?

“WANTING” VERSUS “DESERVING” ARE NIGHT VERSUS DAY

Larry Coker left Randy Shannon a program that went 25-12 his final three years and was months removed from a 40-3 postseason beat down, courtesy of LSU. From there, Shannon stumbled to 28-23 before Al Golden was brought in and asked to get it right.

Coker was tossed the keys to the hot rod he eventually totaled and Shannon set it on fire it. Golden was then given a can of Bondo and a running clock regarding getting it race-worthy again—and not enough folks see that as unfair.

Golden hustled to save the 2011 recruiting class—which had only four verbal commits when Shannon was let go the previous December. By February, 19 kids joined the Miami program, though the class reeked of last-ditch effort as a new leader had less than two months to sell, close and deliver.

Four months later, a recently-graduated cornerback acknowledged the elephant in the room regarding UM’s broken culture.


In my early years at UM, there were guys who were freshmen who acted like adults—Jon Beason, Teraz McCray, Greg Olsen. When I was a senior last year, some sophomores and juniors acted like freshmen. Guys would do silly stuff like pulling their pants down, wearing crazy stuff. Guys would come late to meetings. They would schedule appointments and not show up or listen to iPods in class. I was always told by academic advisors to talk to [teammates]. Some kids got worse after they got here. People were purposely doing stuff to mock Randy Shannon or do their own thing. Coach Shannon tried to make sure guys went to class and presented themselves well. But as soon as he turned his back, they would do what they wanted. There are a lot of guys who didn’t produce, and how they act off the field has a lot to do with it. That has to change.

Ryan Hill never lived up to the hype on the field, but soon as his playing days were over, called it like it was in eye-opening fashion.

Hill went on to explain that Golden had “a problem on his hands” regarding a culture of insubordination and a bunch of pot-smokers more interested in a sideline snowball fight, than the fact that Notre Dame was pummeling Miami in a mid-tier bowl game.

Two months after Hill’s revelation, Charles Robinson and Yahoo! Sports dropped an atom bomb and began spinning jailhouse tales from a jaded Ponzi-schemer intent on destroying the Hurricanes’ football program. Hello NCAA investigation.

Somewhere in those two-plus years that dark cloud hovered over “The U”, this fan base forgot how scared-straight it was in back in August 2011 when the news was first delivered.

TWO-PLUS YEARS OF HELL ARE FINALLY OVER

Whether Nevin Shaprio was speaking truth or falsities, perception was reality, the media was screaming “death penalty” and a program damn-near life support looked like it had reached a tipping point.

Forget ultimate success, back then most of us were hoping UM would merely survive.

From begging and pleading two years ago that Miami would live to see another day, to a sense of entitlement that these Hurricanes should again be a contender—just like that, with little attention paid to the past half decade of disaster and mediocrity. How soon we forget.

In all the fan-fueled frustration, where is there regard for the 36 players who left this program between 2010 and 2012, recruited either by a coach who didn’t know better, or a new one forced to take chances as he needed bodies and had few options?

This impatience, know-it-all approach and frustration feels a whole lot like fifteen years ago, when Pell Grant fraud rocked this program and frustration was also at an all-time high.

Those throwing barbs at Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio are effectively the same group who tried to run Butch Davis out of town in the late nineties.

“From National Champs to National Chumps—Thanks Butch!”, read a banner that flew over the Orange Bowl for a 1997 home game in an eventual 5-6 season.

Another situation where the new guy was paying for the old guy’s sins, while frustrated fans showed no regard to the how or why and deemed the losses unacceptable.

Sound familiar? It’s like deja “U” all over again.

REBUILDING NEVER HAPPENS OVERNIGHT

These current defense woes falls are solely blamed on coaching and scheme instead of a combination of execution and personnel—yet a decade and a half ago, back-to-back coordinators couldn’t solve it, either. Talent eventually did.

Davis fired defensive coordinator Bill Miller after year four. The 1998 season closed with a three-game stretch where 1,068 yards and 111 points were surrendered and the Hurricanes finished 9-3.

Syracuse put up 66 on Miami in the de facto Big East title game, while UCLA racked up 45 points and 689 yards a week later. North Carolina State then dinged the Canes for 498 yards and 23 points in the bowl game, the trifecta having done Miller in.

Greg Schiano entered Davis’ fifth year and while there were certainly signs of a change in culture, the problem was far from solved.

Miami started the season No. 12 and rolled to a 9-4 finish, with losses coming to No. 2 Penn State, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Virginia Tech, but few recall East Carolina. The ninth-ranked Hurricanes blew a 23-3 third quarter lead and surrendered 450 yards in a 27-23 loss to team no better than this year’s Duke squad—on the watch of new defensive up-and-coming coach with an “attack, attack, attack” mentality.

A year later Miami finished 11-1 and No. 2 in the nation. The Hurricanes topped No. 1 Florida State during the regular season and thumped No. 7 Florida in the Sugar Bowl, having been snubbed of a title shot.

Yet months prior, fans still wanted Davis gone after No. 4 Miami fell at No. 15 Washington in September. Those folks got their wish as Davis bailed for the NFL days after that Sugar Bowl rout, lying through his teeth about any intention to stay.

For continuity-sake, Coker took over a championship-ready squad and rolled to a 24-0 start, making a swell guy and perennial assistant an instant fan-favorite.

Five years later, a struggling Coker was the one feeling the heat and the banner-flyers of yesteryear wanted him gone, ready to welcome Benedict Davis back with open arms.

Instead, North Carolina snatched up the former Miami leader in November 2006.

Ten days later, Coker was fired after a 6-6 regular season, Shannon took over and four more years of misery ensued, leaving this program in shambles when Golden took over in December 2010.

“DON’T HAVE TO BUMP THIS, BUT PLEASE RESPECT IT”

All that over-the-top detail was delivered to drive home two bigger points—appreciate what you have when you have it, not after it’s gone, and be careful what you wish for.

Defense has always been the backbone of great Miami teams, but whoever predicted greatness three years into this rebuild?

A young secondary, a depleted linebacking corps (due to immature knuckleheads asked to leave) and a defensive line dependent on a few Division-I transfers each, with a remaining year of eligibility—forget the 2001 Hurricanes, this wasn’t even the same caliber of the 2005 squad.

Fact remains, this offense took a step back in a year when it needed to take a leap forward. Quarterback play regressed, while the running game missed the one-two punch it had last season with a veteran senior and sensational freshman.

As 2013 rolled on, key injuries occurred and back-ups proved incapable of keeping things humming.

Time of possession battles were lost. Chains weren’t moved. Red zone stall-outs left points on the field, effectively costing Miami one, if not two games this season—the difference between 8-3, opposed to 10-1, at best. Hardly worthy of the insanity these losses have caused.

One regular season game remains, followed by a month of postseason practice and a bowl game. From there, Golden and staff look to close strong on the recruiting front. Miami has 28 verbal commitments for 2014 and what ESPN currently ranks as the third-best class in the nation.

The Hurricanes are also meeting needs, not just bringing in top players, as eight defensive linemen appear headed to Coral Gables.

While even a holiday-style step back won’t change hardened hearts or strong opinions, here’s hoping that a reprieve will be granted over the final weeks of this year.

THE PROCESS CAN’T ONLY BE MEASURED IN WINS AND LOSSES

Perspective is key and while the result hasn’t always been optimum, if it really is about this U family and it s “Canes thing”, then lets turn our focus towards the overall effort.

This coaching staff and this senior class has been to hell and back the past few years. Day in and day out, all have bled for this beloved program. Whether it’s where it should be, or not, this entire bunch deserves recognition today.

An elusive Coastal Division title and ACC Championship game appearance were the goal when the season began, but the win of wins came on October 22 when the NCAA investigation finally came to a close—yet another reason to give serious thanks.

Outsiders will never know what the ramifications of that tainted investigation did to this program, nor can it’s effects be measured—but there’s no doubt that it was an anvil around this coaching staff’s neck and has since been removed. Let’s wait and see what happens next.

Miami takes on Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Get together with your Canes brethren, celebrate one last regular season game with those you love most and win or lose, prove once and for all that it really is “all about The U”.

~Courtesy of All Canes

DUKe got to the title game first because of Coker and Shannon. The staff is not perfect, but anyone who doesn't recognize that this program was a total wreck when Golden came in is delusional. He's doing a damn good job.

Actually glad Duke won. They deserve to win the division. And there's no point in our team getting embarrassed by FSU again. As for the bowl game, I don't want to face a decent SEC team in the Peach Bowl. Our defense can't even handle Wake, Pitt or Virginia. A matchup against UCF or Louisvile in Orlando would be a much better game.

2010: average record of opponents 7-5

offense - 5052 yards @ 421 average per game
defense - 3876 yards @ 323 average per game

2013: average record of opponents 5-7

offense - 5362 @ 446 average per game
defense - 4989 @ 415 average per game

total waste of time for 3 years.....and this comparison includes ridicules wins that padded stats via savanna state 637 yards @ usf @ 540......

what mess?

shannon recruits left for golden:

QB Jacory Harris
QB Stephen Morris
RB Duke Johnson
RB Mike James
FB Maurice Hagens
WR Phillip Dorsett
WR Allen Hurns
LT Malcolm Bunche
LG Jonathan Feliciano
C Shane McDermott
RG Brandon Linder
RT Seantrel Henderson
TE Clive Walford
DE Shayon Green
DE Anthony Chickillo
LB Jimmy Gaines
CB Brandon McGee
S Kacy Rodgers
K Jake Wieclaw
RB Eduardo Clements
WR Davon Johnson
WR Kendall Thompkins
TE Dyron Dye
TE Asante Cleveland
C Jared Wheeler
LG Jeremy Lewis
LB Tyrone Cornelius
S AJ Highsmith
S Vaughn Telemaque
TE David Perry
TE Cory White
DT Curtis Porter
DT Luther Robinson
LB Ramon Buchanan
OT Ben Jones
S Ray-Ray Armstrong
OL Jermaine Barton
LB Kelvin Cain
RB Darion Hall
RB Storm Johnson
DT Jeffery Brown
DB Devont'a Davis
LB Travis Williams
DB Jamal Reid
LB Kevin Nelson
DB Keion Payne
TE Andrew Tallman
TE Billy Sanders
FB CJ Holton
WR Aldarius Johnson
DB Thomas Finnie
WR Travis Benjamin
DB Alonzo Highsmith
RB Lamar Miller
DL Micanor Regis
DL Marcus Robinson

what mess?

excuse after excuse....

Posted by: mainecane | November 30, 2013 at 04:09 PM

Same shytty post every Saturday as we watch upset after upset by teams with worst on and off field circumstances than ours.

Who U trying to sell this crap too? Yourself? Then just read it bacl to yourself in the mirror.

Tell these excuses to Ed Orgeron or Urban Meyer. Auburn and Texas and Texas A&M coaches.

how is Georgia Tech beating Georgia right now??

With schemes on the field NOT schemes off the field--like incessant excuse-making and references to Shannon who left the entire offense that carries this current team to victories. What a weekly blinded bigot U are.

Georgia0 GT20

We're on pace to finish no worse than the best Randy ever did despite much worse recruiting classes, depth and circumstances. With a bowl win we'll have the best record here in almost a decade. Keep complaining you armchair coaches and ADs! Can't wait to see how coach Tugjob and Swallo turn around teams when they get hired as HC and DC !


Posted by: mainecane | November 30, 2013 at 04:09 PM

Same shytty post every Saturday as we watch upset after upset by teams with worst on and off field circumstances than ours.

Who U trying to sell this crap too? Yourself? Then just read it bacl to yourself in the mirror.

Tell these excuses to Ed Orgeron or Urban Meyer. Auburn and Texas and Texas A&M coaches.

how is Georgia Tech beating Georgia right now??

With schemes on the field NOT schemes off the field--like incessant excuse-making and references to Shannon who left the entire offense that carries this current team to victories. What a weekly blinded bigot U are.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 30, 2013 at 04:21 PM

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

Maincane,

Harriet the Muslim Troll only posts lies and hate with every post being an attack on the Canes or those who dare to say something complimentary about the program.

His football knowledge is so lacking he's flummoxed as to how Georgia is losing to Georgia Tech as the hater doesn't realize that the heart and soul of the Bulldogs, QB Aaron Murray, suffered a season ending injury last week while Auburn won the game on an improbable Hail Mary pass that tore the heart out of Georgia, which is apparent in today's game.

mainecane

Talent or talentless had nothing to do with Duke beating us a few weeks back; it's coaching. Duke ran through our D like water through a drainpipe. No adjustments, no tackling, no coaching, PERIOD. We can have all the talent in the NCAA, but if our D Coor cannot coach em up or make proper adjustments before, during, and after a half, we are going to continue to lose. Our D still sucks after 3 years; not matter what the talent level - we should never lose against Duke. To think that Duke could beat and did beat us when it mattered, is sad.

Ganes fans of THE WORST COACH IN MODERN UM FOOTBALL HISTORY are really going to cry a river next year when the same trash scheme gets worked over again and it leads to the loss of their beloved, half game above .500 for his career, milk spigot.

Hurricane fans however, will be rejoicing because it will signal a chance to return to glory finally. Either way, current players win when the current head and defensive coaches from Temple get fired.

Posted by: mainecane | November 30, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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That mainecane's simple-minded baseless, TRIPE is TYPICAL of canespace/eoth MINIONS!! Nothing more, nothing less.

And I'm absolutely glad I was EXCOMMUNICATED from that canespace for being the HERETIC and what not!!

Because when bUbba's akin to that MAINECANE bloviate senseless, CRAP.

Then, I will come at these FAUX PAS Cane fan-dom with total, absolute FULL SPECTRUM WRATH of the HERETIC sort. hUh

Now, get back to that canespace/eoth DEN of bigoted good ol' boy's!!!

And KUDO'S to Coach Cutlieff and his staff and his Blue Devil player's for EARNING their trek to Charlotte!! hUh

Same shytty post every Saturday as we watch upset after upset by teams with worst on and off field circumstances than ours.
Who U trying to sell this crap too? Yourself? Then just read it bacl to yourself in the mirror.
Tell these excuses to Ed Orgeron or Urban Meyer. Auburn and Texas and Texas A&M coaches.
how is Georgia Tech beating Georgia right now??
With schemes on the field NOT schemes off the field--like incessant excuse-making and references to Shannon who left the entire offense that carries this current team to victories. What a weekly blinded bigot U are.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 30, 2013 at 04:21 PM

^^^^^^^^

Lol

Post of the month right here.

You could have changed the name to a few others and preached the same sermon!!

Lol

Here's ALL you need to know about COACHING and the schemes and ploy's they put their starting player's in.

Wake Forest vs. Vandy today.

Because the Deacons went into Nashville as a SHORT-HANDED squad with INJURIES and gave Vanderbilt a game and nearly pulled off the upset.

Oh, the Commodore's happen to end the season with a winning record of 8-4.

All good....9-3....bowl game....closed out ON THE ROAD IN THE COLD against Pitt....which....at least we can say would not have happened under Shannon.

Top 5 recruiting class....all AG REALLY needs to address is the D-LINE side of the ball....could be MUCH WORSE.

NCAA behind us....

Highlights this year!!

NCAA & Shitpiro - GONE!!!!!!!
9-3
Golden - 22-14
Florida WIN!!!!!
Hurns - 1000 plus yards
Duke - 950 yards....easily over 1000 if healthy
Morris - 22 TDS & 12 Picks....finished strong
Tracy Howard - Slowly becoming that dominant CB...should be pre-season all American next year.
Stacy Coley - Freshman All American coming up
Defense will still finished WAY better then last year....75 or better.
STUD RECRUITING CLASS COMING IN!!!!!
Bowl Game!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Full Steam Ahead!!!!!

Some of yall r cry babies Golden had done a good job no one has jump into a coaching job and went through what he had to do. He is getting the recruits to come in and I feel after next year DaU will be back completely. I su after next year because da d line and lbs still will have growing pains but will get better as da year moves on. Support da team if ur a real CANES FAN and if not shut da f@#k up. Cane4life I believe! !!!


Duke coach has had 7 seasons as coach and no ncaa mess over his head. And before we get into the talent issue again. Miami has more high end talent. Duke has more depth of talent. miami's top player goes out the backup isn't the same level as duke's top players. Thats just how it is. plus miami talent on d line and depth on d line is bad. yes we lost to duke. That happens. Duke beat alot of teams they went 10-2 , they lost a game to pitt they shouldn't of but they went 10-2 give them credit for being a good team. Golden had to build from the mess shannon gave him and ncaa crap over his head and this was only yr 3. Give him time to fix this mess and miami not duke will be the one playign for acc title year in year out.

Posted by: mainecane | November 30, 2013 at 04:09 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^

Great Post!!

Factual and informative.

The Al Golden led Canes will soon earn our 6th National Championship.

Ten days later, Coker was fired after a 6-6 regular season, Shannon took over and four more years of misery ensued, leaving this program in shambles when Golden took over in December 2010.

or Louisvile in Orlando would be a much better game.

Posted by: AZ Cane | November 30, 2013 at 04:16 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually, Cardinal QB Teddy would RIP D'Onofrio's suspect defense and what not.

And I concur, a solid S.E.C. team would bloody well MOLEST Miami in a bowl game.

Posted by: peeda | November 30, 2013 at 05:15 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$

The Canes WON'T return to major college football Elite-status with a SUSPECT defense fielded on the synthetic-turf! Bloody guarantee it. hUh

Same shytty post every Saturday as we watch upset after upset by teams with worst on and off field circumstances than ours.
Who U trying to sell this crap too? Yourself? Then just read it bacl to yourself in the mirror.
Tell these excuses to Ed Orgeron or Urban Meyer. Auburn and Texas and Texas A&M coaches.
how is Georgia Tech beating Georgia right now??
With schemes on the field NOT schemes off the field--like incessant excuse-making and references to Shannon who left the entire offense that carries this current team to victories. What a weekly blinded bigot U are.

This is easy Nash.

Posted by: Ron Zook | November 30, 2013 at 05:16 PM

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I have to pay HOMAGE for that ron DORK's " REVISIONISM " of recent Hurricane football history!

Seriously I do, ron DORK. dUh

How did Ed Orgeron do at Ole Miss... "crickets.."

USC has athletes. UM? Not so much...
OSU has athletes. UM? Not so much...
Auburn? athletes. UM? Not so much...
UT....? athletes. UM? Not so much...
TAMU..? athletes. UM? Not so much...

Ya need the horses, bra! That UM front 7 is gawd awful! The DBs, save for burns and maybe Howard.. sorry and slow. LB's LMAO! We better hope those DT recruits stick to their commitments cause they will be in the 2 deep next year. That DC is still suspect!

LMAO!! UM's athletes and "horsies" are on par with all of these teams star ranking-wise.

Excuses excuses. Schemes and coaching changed the driection of those programs--there's no mistaking that. Urban inherited the same exact players that went 6-6 the previous year under Luke Fikkle.

Posted by: Dajediknight | November 30, 2013 at 05:21 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wasn't WR Hurn's one of those LEFT OVER Shannon SCRUB'S. Thought so! hUh

Chit, Allen just happens to be ONE of four Hurricane wide-out's belonging to the ONE-THOUSAND yard club in receiving.

Not too shabby for a Shannon SCRUB. dUh

Are we discussing Orgeron ast Ole Miss or currently at USC?

How is his former school relevant when Golden's career coaching record is irrelevant at a half game above .500?

i right though. Miami has less depth then teams like duke. Its just a fact. My posts are actually more realistic then people expect this team that went 6-7 under shannon his last year to be better then they are. They lost 26 players who were here as shannon people and from his first class he was forced to scramble to get. Really no coach has ever come into a situation with only 4 players commited when hired. Goldens last 2 classes show the jump in talent from when shannon was coach. Tracy howard, artie burns, stacey coley, duke johonson the list of top end talent last 2 classes much higher then previous 5 yrs under shannon and first class by golden when 4 count them 4 players were committed here. Goldne needs more then 3 yrs to turn this around. Its not like he took over gator land where urban meyer had number 1 class on top of number 1 class like muschamp and goldne did better then muschamp this year

D, the whole offense that these racists, witness carry Us to victory every game is Shannon's garbage players lol!

Posted by: Ron Zook | November 30, 2013 at 03:45 PM

The point is that Golden would have never been in the position versus OSU to make a gutsy call to possibly pull an upset vs. the #3 team in the country.

Hoke made the right call, because if U watched the game--the Michigan kicker almost missed every single extra point they had. Not to mention that they couldn't have stopped OSU's Miller and Hyde on a shortened field in OT...they hadn't been stopping all 4th quarter and his defense was dead tired. A real coach knows all of these things lol.

I don't love Shannon (U have no proof that I do--plus I just called his tenure mediocre). I don't hate Golden either--just don't think he is a good coach for the Miami Hurricanes and what we traditionally aspire to.

We don't have to guess with U though, your prior insistence upon quoting Muslims such as Muhammad Ali & Malcolm X (to gain blog credibility) shows your covert reverence for Muslims. Just not this one LMAO!!


Outsiders will never know what the ramifications of that tainted investigation did to this program, nor can it’s effects be measured—but there’s no doubt that it was an anvil around this coaching staff’s neck and has since been removed.

Posted by: Dajediknight | November 30, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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I wonder where Goldie nd' Marky Mark would be WITHOUT those Shannon BUM'S of Stephan Morris and Hurn's and the ENTIRE offensive line!

Probably standing in the unemployment line for college football coaches after THREE SEASONS and what not. LOL

Oh, QB Morris SAVED both Goldie nd' Marky Mark's reputation with THREE victories last season. dUh

Keep comparing UM to the low;y gator as if they are our measuring stick or something.

Duke has more depth than UM--this statement confirms your lack of credibility.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 30, 2013 at 05:29 PM

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Exactly H.T.C. Yet, what's so LAUHGABLE is the majority of these RUMMY'S have college degree's from universities of higher learning.

So much for a college degree in Wehr Mach Pax Americana, today. dUh

Yup but the utmost and vital lesson they learned was the ones that they exhibit the most:

1) Follow the prevailing groupthink-based sentiment.

2) To be employees not employers

3) To protect boss man (elites) at all costs from accountability.

4) And that employment equals prowess (ability) and/or moral superiority.

Posted by: Dajediknight | November 30, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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Oh, a .500 team in Oregon St. went into small town Eugene yesterday and FORCED the Duck's to come away with a LAST SECOND victory, on Oregon's SENIOR DAY and what not. Imagine that. dUh

And Oregon St. happens to be another one of the B.C.S. squads, which happens to have a MAJORITY of those THREE-STAR prep player's in starting roles. Go figures'.

Now honestly, would any SANE-MINDED Cane partisan expect to see Goldie's squad lose to Top 10 Oregon by ONE POINT! dUh Especially a road game in the green-laden fields of the Northwest.

The talent is here to do better than lose to Virginia Tech and Duke. With both teams dominating Al Golden's team. The ACC is a down conference this year. There is no excuse why Miami could not win their division. No more excuses. The division or bust. Al Golden has not shown improvement. But the fans, media and administration are determined to overlook his failure as a coach.

USC has athletes. UM? Not so much...
OSU has athletes. UM? Not so much...
Auburn? athletes. UM? Not so much...
UT....? athletes. UM? Not so much...
TAMU..? athletes. UM? Not so much...
Ya need the horses, bra! That UM front 7 is gawd awful! The DBs, save for burns and maybe Howard.. sorry and slow. LB's LMAO! We better hope those DT recruits stick to their commitments cause they will be in the 2 deep next year. That DC is still suspect!
Posted by: Dajediknight | November 30, 2013 at 05:21 PM

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USC was a dumpster fire AND ALREADY ON PROBATION when Eddie O took over now look. And if Lame can fire HIS OWN POPS why at AG fire his bestie?

OSU ALREADY ON PROBATION when LIER took over. 23 games won in a row.

Auburn went WINLESS in the sec last year new coachs and a TOP NOTCH DCO now look!

TAMU...Shannon drilt both times they played them. Fired their coach, lost a 1st round qb to the draft. New coach, new qb, new conference. And it didn't matter they only beat the best team in that conference in year 1.

Look, I ain't a fire AG guy at the moment but if he can't make the obvious changes to the defensive staff he can kick rocks too!!

Ppl talk about how smart a guy he is but he ignores or makes excuses for the orange elephant in the room!

Bobby P up at Western Kentucky would crawl on his belly thru glass to get here. And bring LT36 with him! I'd put $$$ they UM would win the coastal next year!

Ten years of failed expectations has unfairly been lumped directly on this current team and coaching staff. Judgment is clouded, words are harsh and support is far from undying.

A forced agenda, rooted in the fact that Miami should be “back”, instead of logically accepting and processing why it isn’t. Comparisons, unfair timelines and parallels drawn to turnarounds made by past Hurricanes squads, though circumstances are completely unique.


Appreciate what you have when you have it, not after it’s gone, and be careful what you wish for (see Coker/Shannon).

Defense has always been the backbone of great Miami teams, but whoever predicted greatness three years into this wholesale rebuild?

A young secondary, a depleted linebacking corps (due to immature knuckleheads asked to leave) and a defensive line dependent on a few Division-I transfers each, with a remaining year of eligibility—forget the 2001 Hurricanes, this wasn’t even the same caliber of the 2005 squad.

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