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Pat O'Donnell & Denzel Perryman earn first-team All-ACC honors -- here's the complete list of honorees

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Miami Hurricanes were named to the 2013 All-ACC Football teams, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). The 2013 All-ACC teams were voted on by 65 ACSMA members.

Junior LB Denzel Perryman and graduate P Pat O’Donnell were both named to the first team. Sophomore RB Duke Johnson, senior WR Allen Hurns and senior OG Brandon Linder were named to the second team, while senior QB Stephen Morris was selected to the third team.

Perryman, who has started all 12 games at linebacker, leads the Hurricanes defense with 104 total tackles – 65 solo stops – along with 5.0 tackles for loss. Perryman, who was honorable mention All-ACC by ACSMA in 2012, has tallied 10+ tackles in six games this season.

O’Donnell, who was named ACC Specialist of the Week on Monday for his career-first forced fumble in a road win at Pitt, ranks third nationally with a 47.3 yards-per-punt average, which leads the ACC by nearly 3.0 yards per kick. O’Donnell has 20 punts of 50+ yards to his credit and 17 that have landed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.

Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest.

Hurns is currently enjoying one of the greatest receiving seasons in program history. The senior leads Miami in both receptions (60) and receiving yards (1,138). He is only the fourth player with a 1,000-yard receiving season in school history and 19 yards shy of breaking the school single-season receiving yards mark. Currently, Hurns ranks seventh in Miami history in both career receptions (119) and career receiving yards (1,867) and eighth in career receiving TDs (14).

Linder, a preseason All-ACC selection, helped anchor Miami’s offensive line that paved the way for the Hurricanes to average 446.8 yards of total offense and 35.9 points per game. Miami’s offense scored 40+ points five times in 2013.

Miami’s lone third-team selection was Morris, who has thrown for 2,868 yards and 21 TDs through 12 games. For the second straight season, Morris has posted four 300-yard passing games. The Miami native ranks third all-time in Miami history with 7,736 passing yards and 49 passing TDs. Morris is the only QB this season to throw a 50+ yard pass in nine different games.

Five Miami Hurricanes collected honorable mention All-ACC from ACSMA – senior OT Seantrel Henderson, junior OG Jon Feliciano, sophomore CB Tracy Howard, sophomore S Deon Bush and freshman specialist Stacy Coley.

Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) finished the regular season with nine wins – the most by a Hurricanes team since 2009. The Canes will play in a bowl game this season and await their postseason destination later this week.

MIAMI HURRICANES ON 2013 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL TEAM (ACSMA)

FIRST TEAM

LB – Denzel Perryman, Miami, 6-0, 236, Coral Gables, Fla. (124)

P - Pat O’Donnell, Miami, 6-5, 222, Gr., Lake Worth, Fla. (135)

SECOND TEAM

RB – Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 194, So., Miami, Fla. (104)

WR – Allen Hurns, Miami, 6-3, 195, Sr., Miami, Fla. (102) 
G – Brandon Linder, Miami, 6-6, 317, Sr., Southwest Ranches, Fla. (80)

THIRD TEAM

QB – Stephen Morris, Miami, 6-2, 214, Sr., Miami, Fla. (24)

HONORABLE MENTION (20 or more points)

OT – Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (34)

OG – Jon Feliciano, OG, Miami (20)

CB – Tracy Howard, CB, Miami (30)

S – Deon Bush, S, Miami (20)

SP – Stacy Coley, SP, Miami (22)

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2013 All-ACC Football Team
First Team
Offense
QB – Jameis Winston, Florida State, 6-4, 225, Fr.-R, Bessemer, Ala. (191)
RB – Andre Williams, Boston College, 6-0, 220, Sr., Schnecksville, Pa. (195)
RB – Devonta Freeman, Florida State, 5-9, 203, Jr., Miami, Fla. (126)
WR – Sammy Watkins, Clemson, 6-1, 205, Jr., Fort Myers, Fla. (191)
WR - Jamison Crowder, Duke, 5-9, 175, Jr., Monroe, N.C. (172)
WR – Rashad Greene, Florida State, 6-0, 180, Jr., Albany, Ga. (126)
TE - Eric Ebron, North Carolina, 6-4, 245, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. (178)
T- Cameron Erving, Florida State, 6-6, 320, Jr.-R, Moultrie, Ga. (148)
T- James Hurst, North Carolina, 6-7, 305, Sr., Plainfield, Ind. (118)
G- Tre’ Jackson, Florida State, 6-4, 330, Jr., Jesup, Ga., (160)
G-Shaq Mason, Georgia Tech. 6-1. 305, Jr., Columbia, Tenn.  (96)
C- Bryan Stork, Florida State, 6-4, 298, Sr.-R, Vero Beach, Fla. (181)
Defense
DE - Vic Beasley, Clemson, 6-3, 225, Jr-R.., Adairsville, Ga. (161)
DE - Kareem Martin, North Carolina,  6-6, 265, Sr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (159)
DT -  Aaron Donald, Pitt, 6-0, 275, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa. (171)
DT – Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, 5-11, 250, Sr.-R, Wylie, Texas (156)
LB - Kelby Brown, Duke, 6-2, 220, Jr.-R, Matthews, N.C. (146)
LB – Denzel Perryman, Miami, 6-0, 236, Jr.,  Coral Gables, Fla. (124)
LB – Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College, 6-1, 215, Sr., Norwalk, Conn. (123)
CB – Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State, 5-8, 190, Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (172)
CB – Ross Cockrell, Duke, 6-0, 180, Sr.-R, Waxhaw, N.C. (145)
S – Anthony Harris, Virginia, 6-1, 185, Jr., Chesterfield, Va. (142)
S – Jeremy Cash, Duke, 6-2, 210, So.-R, Plantation, Fla. (129)
Special Teams
PK - Nate Freese, Boston College, 6-0, 185, Sr., Strongsville, Ohio (124)
P - Pat O’Donnell, Miami, 6-5, 222, Gr., Lake Worth, Fla. (135)
SP - Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, 5-10, 175, Fr., Charleston, W.Va. (155) 

Second Team
Offense
QB - Tajh Boyd, Clemson, 6-1, 225, Sr.-R, Hampton, Va. (132)
RB – Kevin Parks, Virginia, 5-8, 205, Jr.-R,  Salisbury, N.C. (117)
RB - Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 194, So., Miami, Fla. (104)
WR – Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, 5-11, 190, Sr.-R, Clarksville, Md. (102)
WR - Allen Hurns, Miami, 6-3, 195, Sr., Miami, Fla. (102)
WR – Tyler Boyd, Pitt, 6-2, 185, Fr., Alexandria, Va. (100)
TE - Nick O’Leary, Florida State, 6-3, 246, Jr., Palm Beach, Fla. (126)
T- Brandon Thomas, Clemson, 6-3, 305, Gr.-R, Spartanburg, S.C. (104)
T- Matt Patchan, Boston College, 6-6, 304, Sr., Tampa, Fla. (92)
G- Laken Tomlinson, Duke, 6-3, 320, Jr.-R, Chicago, Ill. (90)
G- Brandon Linder, Miami, 6-6, 317, Sr., Southwest Ranches, Fla. (80)
C- Macky MacPherson, Syracuse, 6-2, 280, Sr., Syracuse, N.Y. (61)
Defense
DE – Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 242, Sr., Washington, D.C. (121)
DE – Kenny Anunike, Duke, 6-5, 260, Sr.-R, Galena, Ohio (98)
DT – Timmy Jernigan, Florida State, 6-2, 294, Jr., Lake City, Fla. (124)
DT – Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 306, Sr., Highland Springs, Va. (73)
LB – Telvin Smith, Florida State, 6-3, 218, Sr., Valdosta, Ga. (105)
LB - Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 236, Sr.-R, Oakton, Va. (93)
LB – Christian Jones, Florida State, 6-4, 232, Sr., Winter Park, Fla. (83)
CB – Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 180, Fr., Baltimore, Md. (91)
CB – Bashaud Breeland, Clemson, 6-0, 195, Jr.-R, Allendale, S.C. (69)
S – Terrence Brooks, Florida State, 5-11, 200, Sr., Dunnellon, Fla. (97)
S – Tre Boston, North Carolina, 6-1, 205, Sr., Fort Myers, Fla. (86)
Special Teams
PK - Roberto Aguayo, Florida State, 6-1, 208, Fr.-R, Mascotte, Fla. (123)
P – A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 190, So., Terre Haute, Ind. (79)
SP - Jamison Crowder, Duke, 5-9, 175, Jr., Monroe, N.C. (80)

Third Team
Offense
QB – Stephen Morris, Miami, 6-2, 214, Sr., Miami, Fla. (24)
RB – Roderick McDowell, Clemson, 5-9, 195, Gr.-R, Sumter, S.C. (85)
RB –Jerome Smith, Syracuse, 6-0, 217, Sr., Bear, Del. (53)
WR – Devin Street, Pitt, 6-4, 190, Sr.-R, Bethlehem, Pa. (80)
WR – Alex Amidon, Boston College, 5-11, 186, Sr., Greenfield, Mass. (70)
WR - Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State, 6-5, 238. So.-R, Belle Glade, Fla. (68)
TE – Braxton Deaver, Duke, 6-5, 240, Jr.-R, Charlotte, N.C. (51)
T- Perry Simmons,  Duke, 6-5, 300, Sr.-R, Raleigh, N.C. (80)
T- Morgan Moses, Virginia, 6-6, 325, Sr., Richmond, Va. (76)
G – Tyler Shatley, Clemson, 6-3, 295, Sr.-R, Icard, S.C. (65)
G- Josue Matias, Florida State, 6-6, 322, Jr. , Union City, N.J. (57)
C- Andy Gallik, Boston College, 6-3, 300, Jr.-R, Evergreen Park, Ill. (52)
Defense
DE – Kasim Edebali, Boston College, 6-2, 258, Sr.-R, Hamburg, Germany (65)
DE – Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State, 6-3, 285, So., Gautier, Miss. (56)
DT – Jay Bromley, Syracuse, 6-4, 293, Sr., Jamaica, N.Y. (68)
DT – Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 288, Jr., Delray Beach, Fla. (56)
LB - Steele Divitto, Boston College, 6-3, 238, Sr., Ridgefield, Conn. (78)
LB - Stephone Anthony, Clemson, 6-3, 235, Jr., Polkton, N.C. (73)
LB – Spencer Shuey, Clemson, 6-3, 230, Gr.-R, Charlotte, N.C. (57)
CB – Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech, 6-0, 193, Sr., Baltimore, Md. (58)
CB – Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 173, Fr., Newnan, Ga. (53)
S – Durell Eskridge, Syracuse, 6-3, 202, So., Miami, Fla. (53)
S - Nate Andrews, Florida State, 6-0, 208, Fr., Fairhope, Ala. (44)
Special Teams
PK- Chandler Cantnazaro, Clemson 6-2, 195, Gr.-R, Greenville, S.C. (69)
P - Will Monday, Duke, 6-4, 210, So.-R, Flowery Branch, Ga. (73)
SP - DeVon Edwards, Duke, 5-9, 185, Fr.-R, Covington, Ga. (57)

Honorable Mention
(20 or more points)
RB
Robert Godhigh, RB, Georgia Tech (39)
David Sims, RB, Georgia Tech (29)
James Wilder, Jr., RB, Florida State (23)

WR
Kenny Shaw, WR, Florida State (46)
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (34)
Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina (33)
Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland (21)

OT
Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (34)
Bobby Hart, OT, Florida State (30)
Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse (29)
Ian White, OT, Boston College (27)

OG
Andrew Miller, OG, Virginia Tech, (53)
Will Jackson, OG, Georgia Tech, (35)
Matt Rotheram, OG, Pitt (22)
Jon Feliciano, OG, Miami (20)

C
Russell Bodine, C, North Carolina (28)
David Wang, C, Virginia Tech (21)

DE
James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech (42)

DT
Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson (39)
Brent Urban, DT, Virginia (21)

LB
Robert Caldwell, LB, NC State (51)
Marcus Whitfield, LB, Maryland (45)
Marquis Spruill, LB, Syracuse (31)
Terrance Smith, LB, Florida State  (26)
Norkeithus Otis, LB, North Carolina (22)
Cole Farrand, LB, Maryland (22)

CB
Tracy Howard, CB, Miami (30)
P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State (25)
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest (22)
Jabari Price, CB, North Carolina (20)

S
Ray Vinopal, S, Pitt (30)
Jason Hendricks, S, Pitt (29)
Ryan Janvion, S, Wake Forest (28)
Kyshoen Jarrett, S, Virginia Tech (23)
Deon Bush, S, Miami (20)

PK
Niklas Sade, PK, NC State (37)
Ross Martin, PK, Duke (26)

P
Tommy Hibbard, P, North Carolina (26)

SP
Stacy Coley, SP, Miami (22)

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Still thinking Duke isn't as talented, huh?

http://www.wralsportsfan.com/duke-lands-11-all-acc-football-team-selections/13173443/

The Season is over. We are going Bowling.

Let's FOCUS on OUR DUKE. Healing, getting better, eating Mom's good cooking, which will make him stronger. Smiling all the way, and returning for a terrific 2014.

Or should we say "RANDY".

Thanks to all you players. Seniors especially.

Now let's have some fun with a Bowl Game and close out our football for 2013.

The other Duke is over and done.

Let us move on and Hold up Our 'Canes.
Go 'Canes

Posted by: 360Cane | December 02, 2013 at 05:26 PM
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Ain't NOBODY ever said THE DUKE wasn't talented, D-O-R-K!!

Now, YOuR boy Marky Mark is a totally different matter of the Hurricane sort. hUh

I feel sorry for the players on Defense this year. They really tried to buy into this flim flam 2 gap scheme super soft zone by trying to do everything asked of them during the spring and off season (weight gain, utuff, extra film ect) coach D really let them down. I'm really questioning coach AG ability after seeing much of the same trash this year as we seen last year on Defense. Hell!! Its the Big Pink Elephant in the back of the room and AG is losing a lot of hard credibility wasting our time delaying the firing of D'No. Do the right thing for the advancement of UM football AL...

I really like Perryman and he's quite good, however, he did not play well enough this year to earn first team All-ACC. Among UM's linebackers, he was the best, but really no linebacker on this team distinguished himself. Perryman came the closest. The defense UM employs sets things up for the linebackers to make the plays. D Lineman hold their gap and keep the offensive linemen away from the linebackers so they can clean the play up and make the tackle. This defense only works with really good linebackers. You saw how well it worked for UM.

Ganes fans in full spin control mode since the season ended and now bad coaches are being let go.

Alverage, no chance at a new job, so all the 'loyalty' jokes are falling even flatter now than they were two years ago from his slurpers.

Improved the record every year? 7 wins in 2010 was more than 6 wins in 2011, so that's a flat out lie.

Improved defense? Bottom half of the national rankings and last in the conference, so another lie.

Good coach? As long as you don't look at his record coaching football and ending up with more points than the opponents on the scoreboard, sure!

Only one more year of this moron and then UM will finally drop their nads enough to sever ties and get a real coach to bring the football program back.

In the meantime, let's all pay attention to the men's basketball team instead, they won games against good teams as well as average and below average ones and deserve the attention that the idiot brigade from the MAC doesn't deserve to get from Miami fans.

Tough situation handled well by Al Golden. He had seniors that sacrificed but weren't of the highest talent level but stuck with them. I appreciate his loyalty and sense of responsibility to them. Moving forward He will be able to recruit more talented players and I think--all things being equal--you'll see a better product on the field. The missed tackles are not acceptable, but most of those kids won't be back next year.

Al has a ton of currency for his stewardship of the program during the NCAA saga. Now he is free of the negative recruiting to do what I think he does best: sell him and sell []_[]. I expect him to close this recruiting cycle in a very strong fashion. Still 2 years away with strong classes from a BCS contender.

Posted by: Next Man []_[]p | November 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

^^^This post is the EPITOME of Golden worship^^^

This IS the official PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO AL GOLDEN.

Notice the usage of him, his, and he.

"Al Golden stuck by the players despite their lack of talent."

Are U serious? No mention of the players sticking by Golden and his process this whole time despite his deficiencies and lack of talent schematically???

How guys like this believe they are Cane fans is beyond me. Yall have been morphed into "Ganes". Al Golden fans ala Timmy Tebow fans.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 30, 2013 at 01:14 PM
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ROFL and this is why this man has been nominated for several awards, he speaks Truth without hesitation! Make it plain!

MIAMI HURRICANES DEFY ODDS WITH IMPRESSIVE CROP OF RECRUITS

When it comes to recruiting, nobody has come up with an exact science of how some coveted “4 and 5 Star” athletes never live up to the hype.

Though there are a number of reasons you can point to, the actual reason is that many of these people who are putting those lofty ratings on players never really see these athletes play football – with full gear on – live.

Talk to any head football coach across the country that isn’t looking for a job every other year and you will find someone who is doing a lot of recruiting on their own. Butch Davis insisted that his coaches evaluate and not to listen to what others say – or judge from watching someone in shorts. 

To fully understand what recruiting is all about, maybe you should follow the lead of University of Miami head coach Al Golden. If you want to know something about what it takes to get the “lofty” players, but also uncover gems – across the country – this is the man I would ask.

I happen to believe what Golden and his staff have done the past two years – under the cloud of the NCAA – is amazing. I don’t know anyone – and I mean anyone – who could have attracted the athletes that the Hurricanes have.

Ask just about anyone who has played football at the “U” and they will all explain how “void of talent” this program was when Golden arrived. This program had deteriorated to the point that the once flowing pipeline to the NFL had dried up.

Unlike most current-day Hurricanes who will talk about Randy Shannon, Larry Coker, Dennis Erickson, Butch Davis and Jimmy Johnson, I remember when selling this program was not so easy. Lou Saban, Fran Curci, Pete Elliott, Carl Selmer and the legendary Charlie Tate set the table for Howard Schnellenberger and the success that would come for over two decades.

At a time when this Hurricane program didn’t meet the expectations of the fans, for Golden and his staff to be at this point – after coming in and watching this program lay down in the Sun Bowl against Notre Dame, they have to be beaming inside.

The smiles have to be over a tremendous 2012 and 2013 class that addressed some needs, but for a 2014 group that has the entire country watching and has the attention of Florida-bred players.

Offensive game-changers such as receivers Tyre Brady (South Dade) and Darrell Langham (Santaluces); running backs Joe Yearby (Miami Central) and Brandon Powell (Deerfield Beach); and big-time line prospects Trevor Darling (Central), Nick Linder (St. Thomas), K.C. McDermott (Palm Beach Central) and Reilly Gibbons (St. Petersburg Catholic).

The class also has Trayon Gray from Carol City, who played quarterback and receiver, but many believe he could be a top-flight running back or safety.

The defense is loaded. With the team needing depth in so many places, acquiring quality football talent was essential.

Athletes such as linemen Anthony Moten (St. Thomas), Chad Thomas (Booker T. Washington), Travonte Valentine (Champagnat), Demetrius Jackson (Booker T. Washington) and Trent Harris (Winter Park); linebackers Michael Smith (Northwestern), Darrion Owens (Orange Park Oakleaf) and Terry McCray (Blanche Ely); and defensive secondary standouts Nigel Bethel (Booker T. Washington), Ryan Mayes (Northwestern) and Dennis Turner (Dillard). 

~LARRY BLUSTEIN--Miami Herald Writer

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

Duke is not as talented as Miami. We lost to a lesser team.

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 phrases to take full action, words are out-speaking actions.

Ten years of failed expectations has absurdly been lumped directly on this current team and coaching staff. Judgment is confused, 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 today's circumstances are completely DIFFERENT AND MUCH MORE DIFFICULT!

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 OR DON'T POSSESS THE FOOTBALL KNOWLEDGE TO UNDERSTAND.

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 BIG 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 FAN 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

SOME BLAME THE CURRENT DEFENSIVE WOES SOLELY ON COACHING AND SCHEME INSTEAD OF 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.

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

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.

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.

OUTSIDERS WILL NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE MASSIVE DAMAGE THAT TAINTED NCAA INVESTIGATION DID TO THIS PROGRAM—BUT THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT IT WAS AN ANVIL AROUND THIS COACHING STAFF’S NECK AND HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED.

Golden is a good steward of the program and he can sure recruit. Player development is also very good, guys are developing physical and emotional toughness.

He just needs to get rid of Dino. UF fired their OC and USC just upgraded at head coach...why can't we upgrade problem areas.

We lost to Duke...that's 10x worse than a loss to UCLA.

Obvisously Al Gloden, "THE PROCESS" is flawed if it continues to in your D cordinator!

Would be nice to get ed orgeron back. Wish he could take over our defense.

Ask just about anyone who has played football at the “U” and they will all explain how “void of talent” this program was when Golden arrived. This program had deteriorated to the point that the once flowing pipeline to the NFL had dried up.

~LARRY BLUSTEIN--Miami Herald Writer

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It's a Ganes thing, he never understands.

Fumbles, dropped balls, missed tackles.

I repeat, fumbles, dropped balls, and missed tackles.

You can't scheme for that, and you can't coach slow. If we play better we are in the ACC championship. Let it go. On to next season. There were coaching issues, but great players make coaches look good.

It boggles my mind how people who said we were a 9 win team--not quite ready for the big-time--at the beginning of the season, are mad, because we are a 9 win team now. If we were never supposed to be that good then why are you mad?

You have to make due with what you have. Even if things go differently and we make it to ACC or BCS championship, we are not there yet from a depth standpoint to win it all. We are not "back" until we have a Willis or Frank on the bench. We are not there until there is a ST26 waiting in the wings. Our team is too thin from a depth standpoint and the talent level is not up to par with our championship teams.

Meantime I am impressed by the recruiting class Al is putting together. I have two names: Johnnie Dixon and Dalvin Cook. Both boys will be studs. We get those two and i'm very happy. Both remind me of former canes and are the type of home-grown players we need to keep in Miami. Both players coming here will provide that depth we need to be elite once again, and will send the signal that playing for Miami means something special to local kids.

Ganes fans forget UM was the preseason pick to win the division.

Then they got blown out by Duke. In football.

Thus this season is a failure as no division championship and three blowouts.

One of which was to Duke.

In.

Football.

It's a Ganes thing. They never understand.

Watch Denzel tear it up in the league next year.

I'd leave if I were DZP. Why risk an injury, knowing your team isn't going to be any good on defense next year? I agreee that we need more players, but between the players and DNO, there's no reason for him to stay.

Susan Miller shame on you. No way Miami gets into the Chick-fil-A bowl over Duke. We're headed to some bowl nobody even cares about. Would love to play Texas A&M in the Chick bowl but you and I both know "It ain't gonna happen". Dream on and stop using bad sources.

Just read the likely bowl scenarios. Either T A&M or LVille will have a field day against our defense. TAM's defense isn't very good, so if the good version of our offense shows up, it'd be a helluva shootout. Pretty much the sae with LVille...

Either way, we have to produce on offense to not get embarrassed, bc any team we play is going to probably score at LEAST 49-56 points, and that's not just crying; that's a real probability.

You fans who keep making excuses for why we couldnt win sound just like Golden & Dunno. We have a good offense and a horrible defense. To those who make the excuses explain why are offense is good enough to win gms but our defense is not. Those offensive players and coaches have gone through the same crap as the defensive side of the ball and have been able to score enough points to win at least 11 gms this year. It's ridiculous and simple to see what problem is. It's Donofrio. Three years and absolutely no progress from the defense.

I couldn't vote Duke as 2nd best in anything. Williams and Freeman did have outstanding years though.


Susan Miller shame on you. No way Miami gets into the Chick-fil-A bowl over Duke. We're headed to some bowl nobody even cares about. Would love to play Texas A&M in the Chick bowl but you and I both know "It ain't gonna happen". Dream on and stop using bad sources.

Posted by: Rabblerouser
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Really? Don't know where you've been dude, but MOST of us would love to see Miami in ANY freaking bowl. Jeez it's been a while, so lets go to one if that's ok with you. Looks like the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando against L'ville, and it's gonna be tough, but maybe our kids will play their azzez off and rattle Bridgewater enough to cause some to's. We need games like this, so be thankful that we can FINALLY go to a bowl.

Rabblerouser - I don't know why you are so harsh on Susan. She isn't the only one who has predicted Miami to land in the Peach Bowl.

If Duke gets blown out by FSU, which I expect, I too think that the Peach Bowl will pick Miami instead of Duke. Miami will bring higher TV ratings and will sell more tickets than Duke (not necessarily to Miami fans), even if Duke is the better team. All the bowls care about is ratings and ticket sales.

Sunny Dee:

Good point.

In fact in promoting the Bowl Game the cache of having a Miami team playing in their first bowl in years is enough to promote and sell to sponsors.

Duke does not have the horsepower of promotion in Football.
Basketball is another scenario.

Proud of our 'Canes. The Peach Bowl also has the tradition of being a Prestiege Bowl, looking for a Name Participant, such as Miami.

It will be a good sign if we participate in the Peach.
Go 'Canes

Peach Chik=fil-a Bowl is already sold out. They don't need UM to sell a single ticket, just bring the ratings and let Manziel throw and run for a combined 650+ yards in his final college game while Ganes fans talk about how great a job the coaches at UM are doing and we all laugh at the stupidity of the golden shower spigot lickers.

It's a Ganes thing, they never understand.

I SEE-r the Hurricanes facing a PAC-12 team in the Sun Bowl. hUh May be U.S.C. or Washington.

How is the peach bowl sold out if noone k.ows who is going yet? Both schools get tickets after they have been selected. Those tickets have not been handee out yet to be sold. The only other way to sell tickets is a ticket site. How do they promote that with no teams to advertise?
D U need therapy for those stroke symptoms huh? Eh what say

Once again our best offensive player is the punter.
Our best D player will declare early for the NFL.
It sUcks to sUck

I can't wait for next year. I mean, Onofrio is back, so is Goldencrap, and, um, errr...., hmmmm. Who else? Oh, yeah, our kickers. And those LBs that made no plays.

Well, let's talk 2015.


Lots more of the same next season. . Same carousel of kickers. Same lame LBs and DEs.NOT GOOD EH WHAT SAY D?


And the best D player bolting early. GTFO!

Your team got to 9 wins by virtue of playing no body, no signature win yet for Alverage Golden. Reality has taken its bite and you are unable to man up and admit that next year will be much of the same, what say you eh?


lol lol lol


This blog is funny:-)


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gator_clause/2013/12/bleak-florida-by-the-numbers-.html#storylink=cpy

Well douche bag, you mixed up who you were replying to but to educate your Gane fan short bus riding rear end;

http://www.chick-fil-abowl.com/Tickets/BowlGameTickets.aspx

Would you like to join the waiting list for season tickets to this bowl game? Then get in line because you'll be waiting to at least next year. That's what is known as a sell out. How can that be? Talk to the bowl organizers and watch them laugh when you mention how great the coaching staff at UM that came to Temple is in your opinion. They'll say nice things about the loser though, just to make sure they don't turn away an easy mark like you Ganes fans.

It's a Ganes thing, you never understand.

Ganes with the Def keeps..

You are so cranked on YOUR season with the GAYTURDS that you have to live out your fantasy of anachronism on our site.
WE will not wallow in your misery.
GTFOH
Idiot.
Go 'Canes

The doUchebag is very mixed up indeed. Another loser who can't spell, can't think, and has a gator name. Why the Gator envy doUchebag?

"To fully understand what recruiting is all about, maybe you should follow the lead of University of Miami head coach Al Golden. If you want to know something about what it takes to get the “lofty” players, but also uncover gems – across the country – this is the man I would ask."

~LARRY BLUSTEIN--Miami Herald Writer

I happen to believe what Golden and his staff have done the past two years – under the cloud of the NCAA is amazing. I don’t know anyone – and I mean anyone – who could have attracted the athletes that the Hurricanes have based on the hand they were dealt.

~LARRY BLUSTEIN--Miami Herald Writer

"The Canes are making a big push for Central's Dalvin Cook as coaches Al Golden, James Coley and Hurlie Brown made an in-home visit with him late last night."

"Cook said that the meeting greatly helped the Canes."

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

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As a Ganes fan, he never understands.

Continuing to bring up beating the worst team a program fielded in 34 years as some kind of accomplishment is the epitome of Ganes fan thinking.

It's a Ganes thing, understanding is something they can't.

D keeps getting worse...we beat a much better team than the gators finished as but dont let the injuries get in the way of our facts....they all happened after we beat U.lmao. nice try though

What push......golden lost all the top guys for 2013... Cook will not come here. Um is done green pea.....no qb coaches that suck.....losing weak coastal to duke....what top guy would want to come here

Greatly helped canes.....what bunch of idiots they don't even know that's a code phrase that he ain't comming.... Armature hour at um


Ganes fans forget UM was the preseason pick to win the division.

Then they got blown out by Duke. In football.

Thus this season is a failure as no division championship and three blowouts.

One of which was to Duke.

In.

Football.

It's a Ganes thing. They never understand.

Posted by: Defense keeps getting worse as the experience deployed in it gets greater | December 02, 2013 at 11:42 PM

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

Blown out by Georgia Southern a division 3 team at home--lmao!

21-16--lmao!

4 & 8, 5th in Eastern Division--last in all of the SEC--lmao!

Fired Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach--lmao!

Will soon fire head coach--lmao!

Couldn't qualify for ANY bowl game--lmao!

A roster filled with felons--lmao!

Won't play an out of state, out of conference team--lmao!

Will only play 4 away games--lmao!

Plays home games in a septic tank--lmao!

Have once again ran and hid from playing the Canes--lmao!

PS: Louisville just scored again on the Gator clowns--lmao!!!!


Armature hour at um

Posted by: Jim gallo | December 03, 2013 at 02:02 PM

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Armature hour? What exactly does "armature hour mean?"

You are too stupid to realize that UM has already recruited a top '5' class for 2014.

Like it or not, the Canes will steal Dalvin Cook from the SEC's last place team, the Florida Gators...lmao@you!!!!!!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 03, 2013 at 01:19 PM

Where was that? Link please.

"Really? Don't know where you've been dude, but MOST of us would love to see Miami in ANY freaking bowl. Jeez it's been a while, so lets go to one if that's ok with you. Looks like the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando against L'ville"

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 03, 2013 at 08:49 AM
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Guess what Cola Cane: It ain't alright!!

December 30, 2005 Peach Bowl L Louisiana State 3 40
December 31, 2006 MPC Computers Bowl W Nevada 21-20
December 27, 2008 Emerald Bowl California L 17-24
December 29, 2009 Champs Sports Bowl L Wisconsin 14-20
December 31, 2010 Sun Bowl L Notre Dame 17-33

Excuse me! Cola Cane: There is a contingent of fans who have not missed anything over the last two years. Those of us who do not care about trips to 3rd tier bowl games, many of which change names so often they have no history or meaning and are done just to grease someone's pockets. Some fans insist we be relevant year in, year out, who'd just as well see the kids studying for final exams and the staff preparing for recruiting to improve the mediocre defensive play with one of the weakest schedules in the history of the school.
You see, Cola Cane--we don't do the Bubble Gum Bowl and be content about it especially when all we've done lately is get pulverized by well known inferior programs. You enjoy the glass of Kool-Aid tonight.

NO EXCUSES!!

Back to getting blown out in December bowl games.
That is the biggest accomplishment of Alverage Golden's two years at dah U.
Let's all celebrate, will it be Johnny Football or Teddy who spurned us Bridgewater.
Who will clean our clock this time around?

We basically won 9 games with mostly shannon recruits on the offensive side of the ball, but lost 3 games and barely hung to some others with the mostly built defense with the moron's recruits. Here's what was posted by one of our home boy's!
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Our Defensive Stats. WHY is Coach D still here???
Miami defense ranking in the ACC
SCORING DEFENSE G TD FG XPT 2XP DXP Saf Points Avg/G
1. Florida State 8 11 7 11 0 0 0 98 12.2
2. Virginia Tech 7 16 8 14 0 0 0 134 19.1
3. Clemson 8 21 7 21 0 0 0 168 21.0
4. North Carolina 7 18 9 17 0 0 0 152 21.7
5. Georgia Tech 8 24 6 22 1 0 0 186 23.2
6. Pitt 7 23 10 21 0 0 0 189 27.0
7. Boston College 7 24 7 23 0 1 0 190 27.1
8. Syracuse 7 26 4 26 0 0 0 194 27.7
9. Wake Forest 8 30 6 29 0 0 0 227 28.4
10. Duke 7 25 8 23 1 0 0 199 28.4
11. NC State 7 30 7 25 2 0 0 230 32.9
12. Miami 7 29 10 27 0 0 0 231 33.0
13. Maryland 7 27 16 26 0 0 0 236 33.7
14. Virginia 7 34 7 33 1 0 0 260 37.1
TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg TD Avg/G
1. Florida State 8 969 1289 546 2258 4.1 11 282.2
2. Virginia Tech 7 750 1267 422 2017 4.8 14 288.1
3. Georgia Tech 8 821 2010 493 2831 5.7 23 353.9
4. Pitt 7 1083 1474 466 2557 5.5 20 365.3
5. Clemson 8 1207 1727 571 2934 5.1 20 366.8
6. North Carolina 7 1178 1471 524 2649 5.1 17 378.4
7. Wake Forest 8 1104 1955 576 3059 5.3 27 382.4
8. Syracuse 7 1031 1682 506 2713 5.4 25 387.6
9. Boston College 7 690 2036 488 2726 5.6 22 389.4
10. Virginia 7 1184 1791 485 2975 6.1 30 425.0
11. Maryland 7 1258 1728 528 2986 5.7 27 426.6
12. NC State 7 1566 1454 486 3020 6.2 27 431.4
13. Duke 7 1265 1777 542 3042 5.6 21 434.6
14. Miami 7 1475 1879 549 3354 6.1 29 479.1
RUSHING DEFENSE G Att Yards Avg. TD Yards/G
Miami 7 312 1475 4.7 20 210.7
PASS DEFENSE G Comp Att Int Pct. Yards Avg. TD Avg/G
Miami 7 148 237 10 62.4 1879 7.9 9 268.4
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2 year atrocity on the defensive side of the ball with mostly players they recruited that signed under them, lol!


2 year atrocity on the defensive side of the ball with mostly players they recruited that signed under them, lol!


Posted by: Calvin | December 03, 2013 at 03:07 PM

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

Whoa!! Calvie...Babe!! You have argued for two years that Randy Shannon left behind 'great' recruits/players. Now, you have done an about-face because the defense doesn't have the talent they need and blame it on Coach Golden and his staff.

Never mind that most all of the former players know for a fact that Shannon left the cupboard bare.

You and the truth never collide.


Back to getting blown out in December bowl games.
That is the biggest accomplishment of Alverage Golden's two years at dah U.
Let's all celebrate, will it be Johnny Football or Teddy who spurned us Bridgewater.
Who will clean our clock this time around?

Posted by: Reality Bites | December 03, 2013 at 02:56 PM

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

Well, one thing we know for sure...it won't be the 4 and 8 Gators...lol!!


Posted by: Ron Zook | December 03, 2013 at 01:19 PM

Where was that? Link please.

Posted by: Next Man[]_[]p | December 03, 2013 at 02:31 PM

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MIAMI HURRICANES DEFY ODDS WITH IMPRESSIVE CROP OF RECRUITS

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http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/29/3785541/miami-hurricanes-defy-odds-with.html

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