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Hurricanes receiver Herb Waters talks to the media, says the blame goes to everyone for loss to Duke

Sophomore receiver Herb Waters caught nine passes from Stephen Morris on Saturday for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including one that went 50 yards in Duke's 48-30 victory.

And Waters played with an injured groin during the game, said UM coach Al Golden. But Waters refused to pin the blame solely on the defense.

"Everybody’s down but we can’t be,'' Waters said Saturday night. "We’ve got plenty more ball to play. So we have to get back on Monday and get back to work.

 "We had a great week in practice. It’s just that we came out and missed some opportunities. Duke capitalized on a lot of opportunities."

 Reporter: "Herb, you’re going to look at the stats eventually and see you had 9 catches for 116 yards, you guys threw for 379 and had 565 yards of total offense and came up 18 points short. How much pressure is that on the offense? Obviously you’re under a lot of pressure to score a lot of points."

Waters: "With those kind of stats you’d probably think we’d overcome that with a victory. But like I said before, we missed out on some opportunities. Duke capitalized on some opportunities. You’ve got to get back to work. I’m pretty sure we’ll go over the film and fix what we messed up on."

 Reporter: "Third downs are a problem again – 5 of 15. Why is everything so good on first and second down but you struggle on third?"

 Waters: "To be honest, I don’t really know. I mean we practiced hard on third downs. We just didn’t execute on some of the plays that Coach [James] Coley called."

 Reporter: "Early in the game it was learned that Maryland beat Virginia Tech. Did you guys know about that?"

Waters:  "Yeah, it got out. I feel like if we wouldn’t have [known], we would have continued to play like how we’re supposed to play. I feel like we knew and some people let down. We’ve just got to get back to work and like we always say, keep everything on the outside and just keep grinding. In my opinion I feel like it would have been better had we had not known. I just feel like – lack of poise. We knew what we had at stake but we didn’t execute it. That’s why I feel like it would have been better if we did not know.’’

 Reporter: "How did you find out about the Virginia Tech game?"

 "To be honest I can’t really remember. I forgot who said what. It just leaked out. It is what is it. It was little by little."

 Reporter: "A couple of your teammates tweeted during the game that this was embarrassing. Would you say this defense is embarrassing for the team?"  Note: Waters was not told that the teammates were Duke Johnson and Phillip Dorsett, both of whom didn't travel with the team because of injuries.

 Waters: “I mean if a couple of teammates tweeted that in the game then I feel like they don’t want it bad enough. If they’re teammates with everybody on the team, no matter what else they’re saying I have faith in all my teammates and everybody. It wasn’t just on the defense, it was on us; it was on special teams. Everybody didn’t come through how they’re supposed to. I give all full credit to Duke. They’re a great team and they just came out and played. They wanted it badly enough.’’

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

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Does this guy still post here? If so let me know when he's gone. LMAO

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Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/09/donofrio-likes-fact-many-hurricanes-having-a-hand-in-defenses-success.html#comments#storylink=cpy

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I know who this guy is lol, he's getting all of this crap from his "colleague" to try and dilute the truth. Hey homie, it ain't gone work. Tell your "colleague" we don't believe you, you need more people.

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.

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

Does this guy still post here? If so let me know when he's gone. LMAO

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Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/09/donofrio-likes-fact-many-hurricanes-having-a-hand-in-defenses-success.html#comments#storylink=cpy

Golden's look of dispair in his post game comments, isn't just from his disappointment on the performance of his players but the reality that his friend can't handle this DC job. He is going to have to face his good friend and either fire him or move him to a lesser coaching position.

Is the clown below still posting here?

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The Gators are going to destroy the cheating Canes.

The Gates are going to win the National Championship and Coach Muschamp will be selected as coach of the year.

Miami will receive the death penalty.

Posted by: I'm just sayin | May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Screw the gatorS I'm talking about the clown that posted THIS. LOL

Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

No one is reading all these paragraphs and what not today it obvious we have a castrated inept dc.

Just Sayin' talks out of both sides of his always filled mouth and when that mouth is a movin'--it is a lyin':

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The Gators are going to destroy the cheating Canes.

The Gates are going to win the National Championship and Coach Muschamp will be selected as coach of the year.

Miami will receive the death penalty.

Posted by: I'm just sayin | May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Just as I said 4 star d lineman stuckey decommits more to come.

Prove it.
I can prove you are slow. see below

Apparently you like keeping the gators in the conversation, look at your name. Screw the Gators.
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Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

You can tell who is on Chris Freet's payroll today, they're the morons crying the blues for the horrible coaching losing to Duke for the first time in 35 years.

Fire the MAC losers.

Stuckey had been committed to Miami since late April and attended the Auburn-Georgia game on Saturday.

According to Niebuhr, Auburn is now the leader for Stuckey, however, his decision to leave should come as no surprise to Miami fans. Stuckey had been rumored to be wavering on his decision and it was merely a matter of time before he decided to reopen things.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle is ranked as the No. 15 JUCO tackle and the No. 14 prospect in the state of Mississippi (3 star).

“Auburn is No. 1,” Stuckey told Niebuhr. “Hands down. I’m still interested in Miami, but Auburn is winning the race. I’m just opening things up.”

I'm just sayin-

You're a Gator loser that squats on Miami blogs day and night posting lies and nonsense using a variety of screen names. You are always on the Palm Beach Post Canes blog posting trash. I still believe that D'Onofrio is the best man for the job. So, why don't you slither back to your Gator blogs and help with that FIREMUSCHAMP.COM campaign.

How's that prediction coming along where you claimed your Gators would win this year's National Championship and Muschamp would be coach of the year?

21-16!!

Scoreboard baby!!

You quit the Miami series...AGAIN!!

AND BEST OF ALL...D'ONOFRIO AND MY CANES KICKED YOUR GATOR ARSES BACK TO TRAILERVILLE...LAUGHING AT YOU!!

OKAY GUYS here is the email to the AD Blake James ( bjames@miami.edu) be professional and remember we want all defensive coaches gone. AG want do it so the AD will

Zookster,

You can't deflect from the truth, screw the gators, lol

You posted this.

Now go Google search more articles about who want to hire Golden. Your credibility been shot.

Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

I'm just sayin-

I almost forgot...congratulation to you and your Gators for the way you beat up on Vandy at home in front of an empty stadium. Also, way to go when not even qualifying for a bowl game that would have required you Gator girls to win all of 6 games.

Now get your orange and blue pom-poms and tarps out as that juggernaut Georgia Southern is coming to Trailerville breathing smoke and fire to take on your brave Gators.

Have to agree with Tampa Cane; Miami is under-performing for its talent level, and talented high school players will see that and sign elsewhere.

But something else is up with this football team. I saw it going way back to the 33-0 loss to LSU in the Peach Bowl. (when was that, 2005?) I don't think UM has the sports culture to support an tough football program. It's going through coaches like a lawnmower goes through grass, and none of them seem to make a difference. So I'm thinking it's not the coaches, it's something else. Something at the school has changed. I've seen it with the baseball team, too. All of sudden the 'Canes can't get past the regionals.

I don't think it's the players, and I don't think it's the coaches. It's something else. The University of Miami's leadership has lost--or perhaps deliberately surrendered--the will to field competitive teams. The basketball team did well last year, and some of the women's teams are doing well, but the school's football and baseball teams--it's two strongest programs--have been paper tigers for over a decade now.

Still trying to deviate, lol no luck buddy. Everyone here knows who's the gator lover, just look at the name. And the fact you want the U to remain mediocre is just like a gator.
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Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM


You can't deflect the truth Cursie no matter how many different screen names you employ...I love putting you on tilt...now double up those psych meds...laughing at you!!

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I'm just sayin-

You're a Gator loser that squats on Miami blogs day and night posting lies and nonsense using a variety of screen names. You are always on the Palm Beach Post Canes blog posting trash. I still believe that D'Onofrio is the best man for the job. So, why don't you slither back to your Gator blogs and help with that FIREMUSCHAMP.COM campaign.

How's that prediction coming along where you claimed your Gators would win this year's National Championship and Muschamp would be coach of the year?

21-16!!

Scoreboard baby!!

You quit the Miami series...AGAIN!!

AND BEST OF ALL...D'ONOFRIO AND MY CANES KICKED YOUR GATOR ARSES BACK TO TRAILERVILLE...LAUGHING AT YOU!!

HarrietTubmanCane, I was born and raised in Richmond Height, which is SW Miami. Thanks for the comment, but I will not support the product on the field by not being a future season ticket holder. Supply and demand will make the U President and AD make a business decision.

Cool Cat, I agree with Bobby Petrino and Greg Schiano as HCs or bring back former cane Winston Moss. I prefer a defensive minded HC who will hire someone from the NFL to run the offense. Coley is not ready...yet, but is an excellent recruit.

Nevertheless, Golden is not going anywhere...and it will be very interesting selling the U to future CANES in 2015 and 2016 with the same Defensive coaching staff.

Keep trying Zookster,

This is a Canes blog. LOL who cares about the gators.

who was the guy that posted this brilliance?
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Once again Big Al Golden has been proven to be right...Mark D'Onofrio is a helluva defensive coordinator.

Posted by: Ron Zook | September 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Posted by: Telling da truth | November 17, 2013 at 03:15 PM

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That's a fine, noble, wise gesture on your part T. da T., but at the same time it's a FUTILE move. hUh

Simply because President Shalala and A.D. James and the Board of Trustee's are simply IN LOVE with Coach Golden! Nothing more, nothing less.

And because the Cane TROIKA above have been BLINDED by the Golden Light, they will NOT pressure Coach Golden into making the important, career decision of his life!

Matter of fact, I'm laying 6:5 odds that Mark D'Onofrio will be back for spring practice and will continue to be the Hurricane defensive coordinator as long as Golden is around in Coral Gables.

So U'all Cane loyalists better wake up to the FACT, that Miami, Florida will no longer have those 11-1 or dare I say, UNDEFEATED type of seasons in the fast approaching future!!!

I have been a Cane fan for decades. Loved the old OB and tailgating, bands, big screen out doors, happy fans all around.

I stopped wasting gas and money to go to games since first RS and then goldie and d'o morons were hired and shalalalaalal put her head up her butt on the stadium deals instead of building an OB near campus.

Now, I will not waste electricity to even watch those idiots on TV until shalalala, the AD and goldie and d'o are gone. What a waste of time to watch mediocre coaching.

Calvin has a point about TH defending Onofrio, that's all the kid knows and has been exposed to so of course he's going to defend the guy and its the right thing to do as a player. I was at the Duke game and saw first hand live..in person...what it was. The D is as SOFT as the scheme they're playing. There were some big mess ups in all aspects, but there were too many from the D as a whole. There were also issues with the scheme or how we were lining up to formations and Duke did a great job at attacking those areas. We LB wise and Safeties are to areas that stood out the most. No one can get off a block to save their damn lives it seemed at times. Onofrio teaching how to run into blocks, but not get off? Dunno. D was gassed late in the game and I was thinking all this talk about conditioning and testing and 4th Quarter, WTF that's a lie. Don't blame the O because they did a great job for the most part sustaining most drives and giving the D a chance to rest. Simply put Onofrio HAS to go, the kids are as soft as the scheme he running. Special teams wise on the punts, they were decent for the most part but the coverage left me scratching my head, why in the hell was the returner not forced to the boundary on every kick, they let the guy basically get the field on every return and the ball was kicked on the hash most of the time. But it all came down to tackling which was SOFTTTT. Onofrio has to go, oh I already said that. Im out.

All you peasants must beg for forgiveness from playthefreshmen and Calvin..We have been saying that Miami will not accomplish anything until D corch is gone...We need Miami football type of defense and this MAC, Sun-Belt crappy defensive scheme is for losers. Al Groh is a loser and AG will be a loser if he insist on this crappy scheme...Bye bye D corch, go back to Temple!

It is a sad day when Duke is beating us in football, and has a chance to represent the Coastal. After watching this team this year, I've made a couple of observations:

1-The team has no personality-the coaches have taken that away from them (when a Miami player says the FSU game is another game-that is BS, it isn't. Let the players have some hunger and personality-this comes from the head man!

2-The defensive coordinator is terrible and needs to go!-You cannot tell me he doesn't have as much talent as anyone outside FSU in the ACC. This unit has quit on Dno and it is obvious to everyone. including the team and fans.-He needs to go. before it starts to affect recruiting.

3-They need to at least try a new direction at QB. Morris has not been affective. Offensive coordinator also has to be criticized-what happened to the middle of the field and tight ends-And if Morris cannot make that throw, Williams can, put him in-we cannot be any worse.

4-Overall coaching has to be looked at here, these kids are too talented to lose to Va Tech and Duke the way they did...

Sincerely

Changes needed for 2014!!!

some of you who continue to blame it on the lack of talent just have me wondering if you guys are golden and onofrio posting on here. sure everyone will admit we are not at alabama and fsu talent levels but NO WAY are we 116th talent level and thats what the coaches are selling.a guy like chick is a perfect example of lack of development.look at his peers in his recruiting class and how they are playing

im not sure if the dcord knows which front he wants to run and you hear it everytime he is asked and it shows by the kids they recruit on that side of the ball.some kids you can see right away this guy cant play de in a 3-4 front so why offer, or he is too small for mlb. cant wait til next year it will be we are too young and undersized again.3 sr and 1 jr dt and we cant stop duke god help us next year if this guy is still around

Well the good news about this lost is the New recruits don't have to worry about starting or playing time next year. No player from this team going into next season will get a lot of playing time. Al G*. , next year needs to produce something of a productive team going forward to an ACC tournament game! If not then , time for a new coach....

I have carefully considered the points made by both camps on this team's issues...Great points on both sides...

It comes down to this for me:

USC - cancer kiffin is gone and....
Texas - fired dc in the middle of this year...
Auburn - 3-9 last year....

essentially the same players...the SAME PLAYERS. RINSE. REPEAT.

THE. SAME. PLAYERS.....
different, vastly different results...

quibble on recruiting for Auburn, depth of talent at the other two....but I think the point stands...very firmly.

It is painfully obvious that a combination of the apologists' points about our "inherited" deficiencies and the negative nancys' points on coaching are in play and intertwined....

the team has quit on the coaching. the grit is not really there...

USC. Texas. Auburn. It's pretty obvious now.

Oh yeah, my fears that we'd start losing commits...how about the DT today....can't blame him...

Congrats DUKE BLUE DEVILS! Give FSU a game!

Let's go Cavs and Panthers!

It will be a very empty stadium next week. The fans, and we are fans, just unhappy fans, won't bother to show. At all. These last 2 games destroyed anything positive about this program. Have a great week everyone.

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