« Nine Canes named to Coaches' All-ACC team | Main | Al Golden Q&A with media on Friday »

Golden honored with 2013 Lombardi Award

Hurricanes coach Al Golden was presented with the 2013 Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching on Wednesday night at the 44th Rotary Lombardi Award Ceremony. The ceremony was televised live on CBS College Sports.

Legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards presented Golden with the award.

"What a great honor to receive this award from Coach Edwards,” Golden said in his acceptance speech. “I humbly dedicate this award to the 2013 Miami Hurricanes. They overcame a lot of adversity over the last three years. And in so doing, they taught us a lot about perseverance and leadership itself and maybe perhaps overall about class.”

During his acceptance speech, Golden thanked Miami AD Blake James, President Donna E. Shalala, his wife Kelly and his mom and dad.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Congrats to coach golden... we all know he has brought class to this organization.... now it's time for him to bring some game day tenacity and toughness....

The trolls here start at 6AM and end their monotonous message after midnight. Conclusions that can be drawn:
1. No job
2. No Life
3. Probably lives at home
4. Needs something to lash out against because of 1-3
5. Has unhealthy obsession with a team they don't like and gets off on attention.

I'm sure someday things will turn around for you guys!

I wonder if you same beetchers n moaners would be on here if our only loss was to FSU?

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 13, 2013 at 09:18 AM

Come on man, let's not play the what if game. Screw the Wins n Losses. It's the manner in which they were won and lost... We smoked 3 really bad God awful teams in FAU-Savannah-USF. I'll give good solid wins over Ga. Tech-Virginia-PITT (both 1st. halfs were close). We then won 3 games that went down to the wire by less than a TD that very easily could have gone either way. Hunging on verses the Turds (got to admit 5 turnovers helped and we didn't turn it over and then 6 straight 3 n outs in the 2nd. half), and then eeked out 2 wins over below average UNC and Wake in the 59th minutes each. That's our 9 Wins. Then we really got our Azzzes handed to us by FSU-Va.Tech-Duke. Now out of our 9 wins. Which would be considered "really" good solid wins over good ranked teams? Florida at the time, sure. Ga. Tech or Virginia ? Eeehhhhh naahh.

So, "I wonder if you same beetchers n moaners would be on here if our only loss was to FSU?" is just waaaay to hypothetical. If, just if, we could have split the Va. Tech and Duke games, then yes, maybe the Season could be looked at a little bit differently. But, that if, didn't be. Which only makes those close wins over average teams like Turds-UNC-Wake at best, that much more glaring and thus concerning why they were close. The asking of "if's" are over. It's time for "got it dones."

So to answer your question, if our only loss was to FSU... Well that question is moot and not really even close to reality. And it's a question we've been having to ask for nearly 10 years now. When all those hypothetical questions end, then we'll know we're back. Because I assure you, all the BCS Bowl Teams this year aren't asking that question. But then again neither were the Turds last year at this time.

Whiny? I'm not the ones on here every day crying about this n that, I was merely stating that many of you make it very hard to even want to think about coming to Miami. With social media as big as it is today, along with standard media, people have access to info much faster and you all beeetching every single day about this n that, and kids read it, and makes them wonder 'man maybe I don't want to go to Miami', and the same can be said for coaches. We're NOT entitled to anything anymore, the landscape has changed, we do NOT own Fl in recruiting anymore, so now we have to be more creative in what we do. The $$$ has changed quite a bit in college football than when Coker was here dude, so you have to pay more. AG hasn't had more talent in my opinion, I mean all you have to do is look at our D. Granted part of the problem is our DC, but our front 4 is atrocious, and that's not his fault. A DL knows how to get to a QB, you learn this in high school, these kids don't even do swim moves.

Carl, I don't know you and have never seen you post on here, and I've been an on and offer since 01, but my point was that many of these posters just say the SAME very obvious stuff every single day and it's very old. We all know our D stinks, and that DNO needs to change his schemes or maybe pack his bags, but many don't seem to understand that it's not all his fault, as we just don't have that many good players on D. We're getting there, we have some ballers coming in with the 2014 class, but these people want instant success, and it's not going to happen. So I'm a realist is all.

5 and7 7and5 and possible 10 wins most towns start to build a statue and all of this with a three year ncaa disaster I hope we crush Louisville because Clint hurt was behind it all

As bad as we played at times this year, we STILL have a shot at a 10 win season, and it's been 10 years since we've done that. If that doesn't get you FIRED up, then for the love of God what will? It would be a great note to end the season on beating a good ranked team.

Bunch of wanna be's in here...

Cola Cane, "a DL knows how to get to a QB, you learn this in high school, these kids don't even do swim moves". Proof of inferior player development by Al Golden, nothing else.

Cola Cane, "we're NOT entitled to anything anymore, the landscape has changed, we do NOT own Fl in recruiting anymore, so now we have to be more creative in what we do". Miami always won with talent evaluated to the skill set of the team based on South Florida players. Players could be from other areas, but they had to have a South Florida skill set.

Cola Cane, "the $$$ has changed quite a bit in college football than when Coker was here dude, so you have to pay more". Never were previous coaches paid so much greater than the previous coaches, ever. Especially since his success was not even greater than the previous, so-called, worst coach ever.

I try to objectively look at what Al Golden does on the football field. Irregardless of Nevin Shapiro. He was previous to Al Golden's arrival, a known ponzi scheme thief. That objective look examines what are the players doing in the scheme given them. The down and distance, what happens on the lines of scrimmage, how are the players positioned and what adjustments are made within the games. Just an examination of the factors on the field. Not some recruiter determination of a player.

The best example of why no recruiter can say a player is will be a successful recruit. Number 1 rated pro-style quarterback, number 5 player in the country, 6' 4", 200 pounds, 4.6 seconds in the forty yard dash, Kyle Wright. He was not a South Florida type player. He was not great, let alone good, under pressure. He is the best example of why what you do on the football field is greater than anything the recruiting experts can ever say about any recruit.

What is the other talent, that the player, is playing against. That must be factored into that examination. That is then factored into how he will perform against more talented players, day after day. The coach has to evaluate the high school talent. Or he may end up being like Al Golden. Making excuses as to why he is not succeeding on the football field.


Champ in regards to player devel, as I said 'a DL knows how to get to a QB, you learn this is high school, if you can't even do a swim move and need a coach to teach that, then you have more issues than just development, we're talking basic fundamentals.

In regards to not entitled anymore, yes that's how it used to be, but as I'm suuuure you've noticed, pretty much ALL the teams we face either also have speed on their side, or know how to use it against us, so a SFla skill set is a bit antiquated, now it's more just plain skill, and staying home or staying in your gap, and reading a qb's eyes.

When the NCAA cloud was hanging over us AG stuck with us, and my guess is he was rewarded $$$ for that. Again, I'm not thrilled with our DC, but not all of it is his fault. I'm anxious to see what he does in the bowl game, and also with the new class coming next yr. Lets get 10 wins first, and go from there. We can beat UL.

Chris we currently have 13 ESPN 300 players. #1 or #2 for total top kids. We are top 5 on all sites inc #3 on espn and #3 on rivals. get with it

Hell I wouldn't want to come down here either. We're pretty lucky to have AG. Now his partner damn sure needs to tighten up his ship, or he needs to be let go, but AG is the right guy for the U.

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 13, 2013 at 09:18 AM


I totally understand where you're coming from. Coach Golden is a good guy and good Coach. No one doubts that here. The rub is he and his "partner" are an iron clad, rock solid duo package and will be until the successful or bitter end. The frustrating thing about that is that Golden shows zero accountability for his pal and doesn't show signs in doing so anytime soon. When at any top programs, any Coordinator on either side of the ball would be feeling not just heat, but lava like accountability for such poor poor perfomances, philosophy and end results. It's almost like an addicts steadfast, dead set, constant in denial rhetoric of "it's the players" "we'll get it fixed" "we're getting better" that's waaayyy past getting old without results to back that up. Is that really so unreasonable to not just question strongly but criticize justly ? Is it so out of line that we are considered unloyal beetchers n moaners Cane fans after hearing the above quotes not just after losses, but multiple azzzkickings where our Defenses were ripped, dragged and grated up n down the field to the tune of 500+ yards and 25 first downs week after week as the norm rather than the exception ?

I've followed the Canes since the Lou Saban, Pete Elliot, Carl Selmer and Howard days. Sometimes when Golden speaks I have to take some personal offense to his tone as to, we the fan just don't understand. When I'm more convinced now than ever he may know the story behind Miami Football, but not the true plot. Well, nothing could be further from the truth that I don't understand and I will except no more pizzing down my leg telling me it's raining when what I'm being told just doesn't pass my eyeball test. And if that makes me a beetcher n moaners than so be it.

Let me ask you this. Are you married ? Even if not, but if you were to get married, would you agree to getting married to a Woman who absolutely demanded that her Mother live with you. And not just for a period of time, but your entire marraige until the day she died which was at least 30-40 years away ?

Thought naught. Golden's "partner" better not just figure it out next year, he better get it done. And what's scary is, are we really going to be better personal wise than we have been on Defense the last 3 years with Perryman probably going Pro? And will another year of the last 3 years be acceptable ?

I'll be a seriously chappedazzzed beetcher n moaner Cane fan next year if nothing is down to overhaul, get it right and correct it. Watching average teams go up and down the field on the team I support emotionally and financially without accountability will not be tolerated come the 2015 Season. Good guy Head Coach and his College roomate be damned. How about U ? Fellow Canes fans ?

Carl I'll join you if it continues as well. I'm giving him the benefit of doubt now, but yes, if it keeps on, then I'm right there with you.

I wonder if you same beetchers n moaners would be on here if our only loss was to FSU?

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 13, 2013 at 09:18 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^

The haters were here complaining and lying when the Canes were 7 an 0 and ranked 7th in the country. Their lives are miserable and they've never accomplished anything and wouldn't know how to accomplish anything so they only derive pleasure from tearing other people down and in this case it is Coach Golden and the kids who wear the orange and green.

By the way 21-16...scoreboard...4 and 8...and you are firing all of your coaches and we are stealing your recruits!!

Fair enough, but results talk and Golden should be given every opportunity. The Bowl game will tell us a lot.

To an earlier poster about recruiting. I to really like the nice 13 kids and solid 3-star kids, but just wish Golden would hold those extra 9-10 schollies for Jan. Feb instead of offering them to so many project kids so early. We have have too many of those as depth that plays and it's shown on the field. That's a big question I have as to Goldens evaluation process. Very Templesque. But If they really feel that they can't close and get some of the many top kids that are left, then it's what it is. Still, I'd love to get 5-6 more of those top-300 kids. Makes so much sense that over 5 years, those 5-6 bloom into 25-30 more really nice players. As opposed to hoping 40-45 projects over 5 years develope into elite players. Which rarely happens. Hopefully a few of those 2-stars go elsewhere and Al can make a run at a handful of nice 4-star kids. But right now, it seems we don't have much room.

Al Golden receives the Lombardi Excellence in Coaching Award and was voted in as a finalist for coach of the year by another respected group and the haters still believe they know more than those who are experts in the game of college football...that my friends is high comedy.

As Sergeant Schultz said; "THEY KNOW NOTHING!!"

Mark my words, when Coach Golden accepts a job with another major football program as their head coach because he knows that even if he won a national championship the haters would complain he didn't do it in a style that they like the haters will be crying that he wasn't loyal.

The major reason Butch Davis took the job with the Cleveland Browns was the haters were flying banner planes over the Orange Bowl with the message "Fire Butch Davis" and Davis wouldn't sign a contract without more assurances that if he were to lose a game or two he wouldn't be fired. Had the haters not run Butch Davis off the Canes might have won 3 to 4 more National Championships.

Finally, when All Golden finally tires of the haters and leaves the Canes...and he will...no coach in their right mind will ever take that position knowing that no matter what they accomplish the haters would try to tear them down...It's a Haters thing--we successful people simply don't understand!!"

When has anyone made a comment about Butch Davis? No one gave a damn about the banner that flew above the Orange Bowl when he was there. Just as no one gives a damn about any and everything you post.

heyuh, Zook, don't go crazy now....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1884343-miami-football-how-2010-recruiting-class-set-canes-back-a-year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Sumlin

So prestigious, it's not even mentioned in his award section of his online encyclopedia page, or in the changes of it. So THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING is exposed again as a liar with no credibility once again. In fact a search for 2012 Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching Kevin Sumlin brings up a total of zero results. That's zero, as in the number of division, conference or national titles Alverage has won to date.

Fake award, fake coach, fake 'success' at UM, just a phoney in every sense of the word.

It's a Ganes thing, they never understand.

Chris H.'88,

Good comments on the recruiting talent
level issue. Two stars ain't gonna make it.
Have to get 4 and 5 stars and better player
development over time.

But Golden winning the award is a positive.

Also believe he does not understand the
speed issue as a critical one, preferring an
old style PSU scheme on O and D.

That means giving up a ton of yards to quality teams.

We shall see what happens in the Bowl game. And I hope we win it.

Go Canes!

Having played in the NFL does not make you a coach. Coaching and playing are two different animals. That is not to say that I could walk in the Dolphins locker room and start coaching linemen. But, at the same time, just because Michael Irvin was a great receiver, doesn't mean he can coach kids to be great receivers.

The truth is no longer those that can't coach.

The truth has been, for some time, those than cannot do it, are reporters. The sports media knows very little about anything sports related. You gain no insight by listening to them. Learn to determine what are the successful traits for yourself.

Then you will not get fooled by a Al Golden, or fans of a coach like him.

I hearby nominate CARL as poster of the month of December!!

Because he " STINKS IT " to the Goldie nd' Marky Mark SYNCOPHANTS, without the NASTY TONES and what not. hUh

" Also believe he ( Goldie ) does not understand the
speed issue as a critical one, preferring an
old style PSU scheme on O and D. " DORKbc
################

If both Goldie nd' Marky Mark haven't come to understand the South Florida prep SPEED and QUICKNESS issue in THREE YEARS.

Thee Carpetbagger's will NEVER understand the high velocity issue!

Again, both Golden and D'Onofrio's DEFENSE has steadily DE-evolved in three seasons!! Do y'all understand that, YET!!!

2011, Thee Carpetbagger's INHERIT a TOP 25 defense and proceed to dismantle said defense in ONE SEASON.

2012, The absolute WORST team defense in Miami, Florida Hurricane football HISTORY. Well, at least since the 1979 season.

2013, team defense is LAST in the A.C.C. conference. Matter of fact, it's been TWO consecutive seasons the Canes defense has finished LAST in a putrid A.C.C.

By the way, with the EXCEPTION of F.S.U., the vast majority of teams Miami faced in conference play had BELOW-AVERAGE team offenses.

Yet, these same teams had SEASON GAME HIGHS on the offensive side of the L.O.S. dUh

Nonetheless, the Canes will have winning seasons, but those winning campaigns WON'T be of the 11-1 or undefeated variety. At least not with Golden and D'Onofrio on the sidelines.


When has anyone made a comment about Butch Davis? No one gave a damn about the banner that flew above the Orange Bowl when he was there. Just as no one gives a damn about any and everything you post.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^

Not real good at reading comprehension, eh Bunkie?

Let me go real slow for you and try to explain once again what you haters caused...in fact, Butch Davis cared about those banners flown above the stadium during game days courtesy of you lame brains. He knew that you confederacy of dunces would never stop attacking him even if he won 6 National Championships over a 7 year period as you wingnuts would only concentrate on the one year he didn't win a NC. Thus, Butch would not sign a contract that didn't protect him from your kind of stupidity and based on that he fled to the Browns, which most probably cost the Canes 3 to 4, if not more National Championships. You see...you are the problem and not the solution and worst of all you lame brains don't know--what you don't know!


no coach in their right mind will ever take that position knowing that no matter what they accomplish the haters would try to tear them down...It's a Haters thing--we successful people simply don't understand!!"

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

@@@@@@@@@@

Your ABSOLUTELY wrong, again, ronDORK!

Because Mike Leach was INTERESTED in the Hurricane head coach opening after the tragic Shannon fiasco. hUh

Matter of fact, Guz Malzhan had luke warm interest in the position.

Unfortunately, the POWERS THAT BE overseeing the athletic department didn't want to pay the TOP DOLLAR'S for an ESTABLIHSED head coach from a B.C.S. conference.

Or the POWERS THAT BE didn't want to PURSUE a qualified O-D coordinator from a B.C.S. conference.

Thus, y'all are STUCK with an AVERAGE Goldie nd' PUTRID Marky Mark. dUh


Yeah ron DORK. The Guz Malzahn which has his Auburn squad playing in the FINAL B.C.S. national championship game. Go bloody figures'.

Ron DORK, can you kindly inform and EXPLAIN why your boy Goldie AIN'T even among the TOP FOURTY ( TOP 40 ) of salaried head coaches in major college football. hUh

Heck ron DORK, Coach Charlie Strong happens to be one of the TOP 10 highest paid head coaches at the B.C.S. level. WHY NOT Goldie, ron DORK.


heyuh, Zook, don't go crazy now....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1884343-miami-football-how-2010-recruiting-class-set-canes-back-a-year

Posted by: beedharphong | December 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

^^^^^^^^^

Why would I go crazy over that article...me and other real Canes fans have been making that precise point for over 2 years. When you add in the almost 3 years of the NCAA attack designed to kill the football program it makes that job Al Golden has done all the more incredible. The haters are the ones who will go crazy as they don't like facts and the facts contained in that article further support that...AL GOLDEN IS THE BEST COACH IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

" The frustrating thing about that is that Golden shows zero accountability for his pal and doesn't show signs in doing so anytime soon. " CARL
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To bad the majority of Cane fan-dom WON'T accept the above-mentioned absolute TRUISM!!

Look, I'd rather have Mark D'Onofrio as our Head Coach than to say that I support the Florida Gators.

Go 'Canes! Let's fight for #10. Continue to build the program.

You see...you are the problem and not the solution and worst of all you lame brains don't know--what you don't know!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 01:03 PM

No truer statement was ever posted about you.

It is the most truthful statement about you and by you, that you have ever posted.

" To an earlier poster about recruiting. I to really like the nice 13 kids and solid 3-star kids, but just wish Golden would hold those extra 9-10 schollies for Jan. Feb instead of offering them to so many project kids so early. We have have too many of those as depth that plays and it's shown on the field. That's a big question I have as to Goldens evaluation process. Very Templesque. " CARL
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Voila... I've been bellowing that Goldie is CONTINUING the M.A.C. template of recruiting and that type of recruiting will be his DEMISE!

In other words, he probably believes all those EXTRA 3-Star prep player's will blossom into All-Conference type of player's. When the complete opposite is most likely to occur.

Yeah, yeah 3 or 4 of those Three-Star player's make All-Conference and what not. BUT NOT THE 14 or 16 Goldie nd' Marky Mark continue to recruit.

Because Mike Leach was INTERESTED in the Hurricane head coach opening after the tragic Shannon fiasco. hUh

Matter of fact, Guz Malzhan had luke warm interest in the position.

Unfortunately, the POWERS THAT BE overseeing the athletic department didn't want to pay the TOP DOLLAR'S for an ESTABLIHSED head coach from a B.C.S. conference.

Posted by: D | December 13, 2013 at 01:05 PM

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

Thank you for your post as it helps to further establish just how stupid you haters truly are.

No one in their right mind, which excludes you, would have hired Leach at that time as he was toxic due to his massive problems at Texas Tech. Had Donna Shalala hired the man ESPN and the rest of the media would have gone crazy attacking the Canes and claiming that hire proves the program is made up of renegades and should not be allowed to exist. As for Guz Malzhan...that's just another of your endless lies and had Shalala hired him at that time you haters would have had a field day screaming that he was fresh off of being a high school coach and had no resume. Seriously, you need to take some time to sharpen your lying skills.

Most importantly of all...Al Golden is a much, much, much better coach than Leach and/or Malzhan.


As opposed to hoping 40-45 projects over 5 years develope into elite players. Which rarely happens. Hopefully a few of those 2-stars go elsewhere and Al can make a run at a handful of nice 4-star kids. But right now, it seems we don't have much room.

Posted by: Carl | December 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Who is this Mr. CARL!

Because, it appears he put a Green nd' Orange sock in the big mouths of ron DORK, cola cane, tampa cane and like-minded Cane GOONS. dUh

"how you offer so many projects, so early to the tune of 10-12 a year... All that does is litter your entire roster with nearly half projects. How do you build quality 2-team depth like that? I have heard many reasons like, the NCAA (USC still killed), trust the Coach n system. They will be developed. Many "could" be Stars. Well, year after year like that, is unsustainable. Plain n Simple quality, top-talent, experienced depth wise."

Posted by: Chris H. '88 | December 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

_______________________________________________________

Don't get too enamored with the star search. Guys like ED Reed was 2 star recruit and 9 probowls with numerous NFL records later he's a first ballot HOFer.

The key is when you get the 3 star kids. If you get them in the beginning and they are the kids you want, then grab them. If they have the physique, work ethic, and style of play you think works within the confines of your system, i'm not sure one should let star rankings dictate recruting. Like Butch used to preach, don't rely on scouts or star rating, go see the player perform with your own eyes. This is where talent evaluation comes into play.

That said, Florida is the mecca of high school football. A 3 star kid here may look like a 4 star kid in another state. Al needs to establish a edict that South Florida kids have a place at the []_[].

The key is not to be picking up 3 star kids at the end of the process, because then you're picking out of desperation from a limit pool of talent.

Not saying he's gonna hit on every kid, but it's better to see a 3 star kid with potential that you want and go get him, that it is to be forced to offer a rondom kid with 3 stars, that you may not have a place for, to fill out your class.

just the way i would shop.

heyuh, Zook, don't go crazy now....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1884343-miami-football-how-2010-recruiting-class-set-canes-back-a-year

Posted by: beedharphong | December 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

^^^^^^^^^

Why would I go crazy over that article...me and other real Canes fans have been making that precise point for over 2 years.

More proof of your lack of truthfulness. Al Golden forced transfers to open more scholarships up for him. The technique is widely known. Just this fall Sports Illustrated wrote a five part series on it.


You see...you are the problem and not the solution and worst of all you lame brains don't know--what you don't know!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 01:03 PM

No truer statement was ever posted about you.

It is the most truthful statement about you and by you, that you have ever posted.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 13, 2013 at 01:19 PM

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

Wow! Wow! Wow! I owe you a big apology as I had no idea that you suffer from a massive learning disability. Please fined someone with the ability to read and comprehend explain my post to you. Instead of posting on this blog why don't you try finger painting or some other exercise that best fits your abilities?

Once again ChumpCane , you are the problem and not the solution and worst of all you lame brains don't know--what you don't know!

Ron DORK, I wanna' know why Goldie AIN'T one of the TOP FOURTY-FIVE ( TOP 45 ) highest paid head coaches among active B.C.S. head coaches.

Because I know Charlie Strong is one of the TOP TEN highest paid head coaches in major college football.

"how you offer so many projects, so early to the tune of 10-12 a year... All that does is litter your entire roster with nearly half projects. How do you build quality 2-team depth like that? I have heard many reasons like, the NCAA (USC still killed), trust the Coach n system. They will be developed. Many "could" be Stars. Well, year after year like that, is unsustainable. Plain n Simple quality, top-talent, experienced depth wise."

Posted by: Chris H. '88 | December 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

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

USC still killed as you say because the roster was filled with NFL talent after Pete Carroll left for Seattle. After Randy Shannon was fired Al Golden was left with a roster of players who were not only not prepared to pay the price needed to win, but for the most part didn't possess that talent to do so. So, after Coach Golden had to purge the roster of 36 or so players and the NCAA decided over a 3 year period that they were going to kill the football program with a 1,000 cuts Al Golden somehow saved Miami football, had a team with kids with big hearts ranked as high as 7th and much to the amazement of those that truly understand and appreciate what has transpired boasts the #3 recruiting class in the nation, which has the college football world looking on in amazement.

So, after Coach Golden had to purge the roster of 36 or so players

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 01:40 PM

So as talented as Al Golden, is supposed to be, he could not make the previous players better. He is now held to high esteem by you and your like for running off 36 or more players.

You cannot have it both ways. Coaches win with the players that are there when they come into the program. They do not run 36, or more players, off the team and use that as an excuse for their failure.

Only you and your like are using this as a new found technique of lying.

Does Ron Kook know Butch Davis personally? Nope, he spouts udder nonsense and calls it a "fact". Here's a FACT for Kook... Butch Davis left BECAUSE he got an NFL HEAD COACHING JOB with the Cleveland Browns and a huge pay raise from what UM was paying him.

If you think he cared that much about what the fans said and that was the reason why he left then please don't procreate and taint society's gene pool any more than what your parents have already done!

Speaking of "star search," Andre Williams of BC was a two star recruit and I believe his only offer was from BC, although ESPN lists that he had some interest from Vandy and Temple.

As for Golden, overall I support him but I don't like the excuses he had made regarding lack of depth and talent. The most troubling thing I have seen is the lack of player development and improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Aside from Gunter and maybe Howard, I can't think of any defensive players that have improved since they have arrived at Miami. On offense, I have seen improvement from numerous players, including Linder and many offensive lineman, Hurns, Waters, Dorsett, Crawford, and Duke.


So, after Coach Golden had to purge the roster of 36 or so players

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 01:40 PM

So as talented as Al Golden, is supposed to be, he could not make the previous players better. He is now held to high esteem by you and your like for running off 36 or more players.

You cannot have it both ways. Coaches win with the players that are there when they come into the program. They do not run 36, or more players, off the team and use that as an excuse for their failure.

Only you and your like are using this as a new found technique of lying.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 13, 2013 at 01:58 PM

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

You can't teach athleticism, much like you can't teach someone like you intellect...either you have it or as in your case--you don't!!


So, after Coach Golden had to purge the roster of 36 or so players

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 01:40 PM

So as talented as Al Golden, is supposed to be, he could not make the previous players better. He is now held to high esteem by you and your like for running off 36 or more players.

You cannot have it both ways. Coaches win with the players that are there when they come into the program. They do not run 36, or more players, off the team and use that as an excuse for their failure.

Only you and your like are using this as a new found technique of lying.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 13, 2013 at 01:58 PM

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

You can't teach athleticism, much like you can't teach someone like you intellect...either you have it or as in your case--you don't!!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 02:41 PM

That is your defense. That the best coach ever, cannot coach.

You constantly provide more proof of Al Golden's failure as a coach, than anything else.

Just as the haters who post here frequently aren't going anywhere, either is Golden.

Oh, and Pine, you are in danger of becoming the dumbest of the dumb. Your criticism of Golden is that the backs he recruits are too big and Big 10 like. Really? Have you ever looked at a roster?


You can't teach athleticism, much like you can't teach someone like you intellect...either you have it or as in your case--you don't!!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 13, 2013 at 02:41 PM

That is your defense. That the best coach ever, cannot coach.

You constantly provide more proof of Al Golden's failure as a coach, than anything else.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 13, 2013 at 02:49 PM

^^^^^^^^^

"You constantly provide more proof of Al Golden's failure as a coach, than anything else. ~Chumpcane"

I keep directing you to find someone, anyone, with a the ability to comprehend the written word and explain to you just how arse-backwards your assumptions and comments are. Thankfully, your mommy and daddy still support you and keep a roof over your empty head.


You cannot defend your lies. So you constantly name call.

You are providing nothing of use to this blog.

I have shown your lies about the skill and practices of Al Golden. That is not something that can be questioned.

Here's a little perspective on what Shannon left for Golden and what Golden has had to overcome:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1884343-miami-football-how-2010-recruiting-class-set-canes-back-a-year?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=miami-hurricanes-football

« 1 2 3 4 »

The comments to this entry are closed.