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Transcript of Dallas Crawford after UM loss to Duke

You lost 48-30 but had over 500 yards of offense. How difficult is that?


"We just look at it as another challenge. I didn’t even know we had that many yards. It gives us a good plateau to jump from. We see we can do it. We’ll focus on the little third downs that we missed, get back at it on Monday and see if we can fix our problem."


Did you know that Maryland had beaten Virginia Tech while you were playing, putting the Canes in control of their Coastal Division future?


"Myself personally I didn’t hear anything about it. I don’t know what happened but I didn’t hear it. About five minutes ago, after I got out of the shower. We weren’t really worried about that. We were just focused on taking care of Duke. Virginia Tech had no play on what happened."


So many things went well on offense -- you averaged six yards a carry and the passing game was clicking for a lot of the day but it seemed like things broke down on third down and maybe the offense buckled a little bit trying to play under so much pressure to score points?


“We have to just focus in. Third down is a critical down – the most important down. We have to focus in and pay attention to the small details. Usually when we watch film it’s just either one person out of their gap that usually causes the whole play to be off. We just got to watch film and fix it and keep going.”


What keeps you going now. You know you’re pretty much out of ACC race?


The seniors. The seniors. They put in a lot of work and have been through a lot. We just have to do this for the seniors. That’s our motivation right now.”



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golden has lost the team.....it is so over

Posted by: Jim Gallo | November 17, 2013 at 09:07 PM

He can get them back if he is willing to get rid of D'No sooner rather then later. If he let's D'No linger through the bowl game then Al can leave with him as far as I'm concerned.

D'No must go, soon.

no they didn't...UM was in 4-3 the whole game.....our LBs always stayed at the line at best.....the only time was when perryman came in from the left in the 3rd quarter and got to connette on 3rd down......

from the very beginning you see the duke line stood UM up and held them in position....with duke OL 2 on 1 on our players.....the LB's stayed back the whole game.....

you have brandon connette come out 13 times on 3rd down and we nobody on the UM coaching staff had an answer....how is that possible?

anyone that thinks UM will be relevent going forward is a complete idiot.....

sarasota....you heard golden today.....he is not getting rid of dnofrio....

read what I just posted from news conference....so i stand by my prediction.....IT IS OVER

I think he left the door open when he said that "every position is being evaluated". The issue for me is that there is momentum to be gained with D'No's firing that UM will lose if he is allowed to linger past the end of the regular season.
If UM goes 1-2 or 0-2 against UVA and Pitt then surely D'No will be let go at the end of the regular season. Al may not have a choice because the "pitchfork & flaming torch crowd" will be too loud for the AD & Donna to ignore regardless of Al's intentions.

D'No must go.

not going to happen......golden firmly believes it is the players not dnofrio....shalala will not get involved just as no president has in the past.....

and blake is brand new so it aint gonna come from there.....dnofrio is here 2014

“They both know what they presented to the public was not what they meant,” Golden said. “It was expressed the wrong way, and for that they are contrite. I’m going to talk to both of them, but I know they both wish they hadn’t hit ‘send.’

“What they really wanted to say was that they thought they could have helped us win.”

on the tweets by duke and dorsett.....

golden has NOT lost the team.....it is only the beginning of great things to come


vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
luther campbell - #1 UM fan
tim ice harris - feeder coach
northwestern - feeder school
booker T - feeder school
carol city - feeder school
miami central - feeder school
norland - feeder school
Terry Richardson - RB coach
Jedd Fisch - Offensive coordinator
Geroge Mcdonald - WR coach
Mario Christobal - Head coach
Eddie Johnson - LB
Rashawn Scott-currently out of the discipline bull pen
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Jontavious Carter - WR
Danny Dillard - RB
Dyron Dye – DL
Alin Edouard – QB
Seantrel Henderson - RT
Raphael Kirby – LB

I am tired of hearing about the "talent gap." We have great talent on this team. I don't think any one would argue that our players got stronger and the talent got better from last year. It is also obvious that Virginia Tech is worse than last year, when we beat them 30-12, yet we lose 42-24 this year. Duke is better, but we go from beating them last year to losing to them this year....with better talent! There is only one undeniable conclusion, that this team has regressed from last year to this year and that is totally on coaching.
I have been a big Golden supporter but I am tired of the excuses. If the scheme doesn't work...you change the scheme!!! Stop throwing your players under the bus! What worked at Temple in the MAC is not gonna work here in the ACC. Get better at your coaching. Good coaching enables teams with lesser talent to beat more talented teams. Losing to less talented teams is a reflection of poor coaching. You can't put any other spin on it. Coach D gets his act straight in the next two weeks and changes things up or he has to go....there is no other reasonable conclusion.

I will leave you with this thought, just in case you were gonna give me a records comparison from 2012 to 2013 to refute what I am saying. This team is WORSE than it was last year....the W-L differential is only different because we replaced Kansas State and Notre Dame with FAU and Savannah State. We are now 7-3 but 1-3 against opponents with a winning record and we are -48 points in those games now. Otherwise we are a 5-5 team at ten games in....with VERY GOOD TALENT. That is unacceptable.
Heads up...Pitt has a winning record and a bowl opponent will have a winning record. If something doesn't change the season ends at 8-5 at best....

I will say this, James Coley called his best game of the year. He stepped it up from prior poor performances. I am willing to give him some time...

He shall be called Goldilocks until further notice

Have you noticed that The Haters never challenge the obviously and laughably lie filled lists and posts courtesy of Gallo. Yet, the Haters claim to be the truth! Don't believe them!!

Only last night and again today Gallo swore up and down that Canes players were tweeting from the sideline at yesterday's game and that proved that Al Golden had lost the players and program. This is another blatant lie, but nary a word from the Haters.

And you ask why the Haters don't refute the obvious lies by many on this blog and even add to them? It's because the Haters embrace anything that belittles Coach Golden and the Miami football program.


Posted by: Ron Zook | November 17, 2013

Do you have a comprehension problem? Gallo was called out twice on his BS about those players tweeting from the sideline! Go back to the Duke Game Day blog and go to page 12 of the comments. Twice he was called out for his embellishment.

Bedharphong...??? U ask who is getting cane booty in a bowl game this year.....sure wont be the gators....lmao

The canes biggest problem on defense is there d line is average at best and cant hold up at point of attack they get no pressure or penatration , Miami has to blitz to get pressure. All canes blog and manny did good stories on the actual talent on canes. look miami lost to duke and i thought miami should beat duke. That said young teams lose games they shouldn't . Fsu is clearly more talented and despite recruiting rankings so is virginia tech.

It doesn't sound like Dino is going anywhere. Golden is betting his job on his boy. Help us all.

I wouldn't be surprised if Charlie Strong ends up at UF next year. Jimbo at FSU, Strong at UF, prevent defense at UM.

Golden is again defending D'Onofrio, saying he will "get it fixed." Please, Three years of this stuff is too much at most big time schools. D'Onofrio and Golden are too rigid to fix it. They do not have the coaching abilities that UM needs. Sad but true. Way over their heads.

But Golden wants to "talk to" Phillip and Duke! More rigidity and inability to tolerate deviations from "the process," whatever that is. And that is why a lot of kids have been let go at UM. And why many of our current players often sound like robots when interviewed, talking about their "training."

Player development is not happening. Some great training, huh?

Looking at the recuiting pledges as of now..I see um loosing on a few kids because top talent doesn't won't to play for below .500 winning records aginst average schools..Golden maybe in over his head

I don't care how many yards of offense were generated in the course of the game: if the yards that the Offense produced ended in field goals, turnovers, punts, or loss of possession on downs, they don't mean squat unless you have a best in the conference Defense to replace them.

I don't know xxx'x and ooo's, but Coach Golden and his Coordinators do, so what they decide to do is fine by me as long as our CANES hit harder than the opponent. Can't win without confidence. Can't have confidence without passion. Duke beat us on Saturday, yes Duke. Virginia did the same thing last year.

Dont forget people, The Duke head coach has been there fo like 5 years, preaching the process,,game by game development...Miami is doing the same thing under Golden,,dont worry, about this loss,,every dog has his day...Miami will be Miami rea soon

I really don't care about the protracted "rivalry" stilllllll going on about the gators here. I don't care about the gators. at all. we won. great. So, ok - you GOT ME!!!

Still, who do we lose to in our super important bowl game!?

I really, really do hope UVA comes out looking like world beaters...


rebuttal? anyone? anyone?

Season is over for this Cane fan. It will be over next year before it begins unless we get a new "D" coordinator. Cut him loose Golden or he will bring you down with him.

Wasted season....I'm done with this.

Golden needs to be looking now for new defense coach start putting out pwoplw who will bw available. current coach is out of his league and golden needs to stop protecting him we are much worse now than before him.

Golden does know people have freedom of speech, even if they are a player, come on Al Mark is history.

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