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Walford, Perryman talk future; Golden talks championship timetable, evaluating coaches

ORLANDO -- Not a lot of positive to report after the 36-9 thumping the Hurricanes took at the hands of Louisville Saturday night here in the Russell Athletic Bowl. But a quick few bullet points before we get to the transcript.

 > Tight end Clive Walford said he's decided to return for his senior season. He led the Hurricanes with four catches for 82 yards tonight. 

> Linebacker and leading tackle Denzel Perryman, a new father, said he hasn't made up his mind yet if he's returning for his senior season.

"I was going to wait until pretty much after this game," he said. "Whatever kind of break we have I'm going to go home, sit down, talk to my family, make the best decision for me." 

Perryman said he hasn't heard back from the NFL advisory committee yet. "I sent them my evaluation paper I don't know how many weeks ago," he said. "It should come in either this weekend or next weekend."

He said he's going to wait for it before making his decision. What will be the biggest factor? "I don't know. I haven't thought about it yet," he said.


Here is everything UM coach Al Golden and quarterback Stephen Morris had to say post-game. You'll want to read the stuff specifically about Golden's time table for when he thinks UM will be back competing for national titles and how Louisville threw things at Miami they weren't prepared for. 

Opening statement: "Obviously disappointed we got beat in all three phases. There's no excuses. We didn't play well enough, give a lot of credit to Louisville they played really well, executed well. Again, it's my responsibility and disappointed in our execution in all three phases. I just -- as I just shared with the team. Despite that, just really proud of Stephen and this group of seniors and what they've been through and what they've endured in moving us forward from six to seven and from seven to nine wins. We're going to miss them greatly for all that they've contributed and obviously for their leadership through really tough three years. So go ahead."

Q: Did it kind of remind you of the Florida state game that you clearly were just against a football team that was significantly farther along than where you are right now?

COACH GOLDEN: Again, Gary, I appreciate the question but it's so hard to answer that without discrediting the guys in that locker room especially the seniors who have been busting their tail to keep us afloat and move us forward. I think everybody recognizes and I'm going to answer this honestly. Everybody recognizes that we're not where we want to be yet but we're scratching and fighting and clawing to get to where we want to be and keep moving forward. We've done it, you know, against terrible odds. I'm not going to discredit the guys we just played, but we have to get better and we're going to play these guys again in the near future and we got to be better.

Q: Al, what does have to change going into next season defensively?

COACH GOLDEN: "Again, we didn't give the defense a chance early in the game. I thought they were playing really well. They did a great job against the run. They were out there for too many plays and we didn't convert. I think we were 0 for seven at the half. Matt, there's a lot of things that have to change. We have to do better job coaching, we have to continue to build our program and just move forward and -- but, again, I think the defense was what was holding us in there in the first half and they were out there for too many plays." 

Q: Coach, did you see any of this in preparation, in bowl practice? Was there any sign the game would be like this?

COACH GOLDEN: No, obviously it's our first go round for the freshman, sophomores, and juniors. It's the first time going through this experience. Again, Stephen and Jimmy and Allen, they provided really good leadership for us. But, again, it's the first time. You got to go through it. We didn't want to play the way we played. We wanted to play better. There are going to be a lot of things from this week and from going into a site and learning how to handle the media and the crowd and all of those things that we have not had the opportunity to do. Again, I think our guys are going to find value in that and learn from that.

Q Coach, can you please tell us a little bit more about the significance of the senior class and how it's been in this program after you guys have been through?

COACH GOLDEN: Again, I don't think it's -- to go out on a limb and say they saved us. They could have cut and run. They kept us afloat, you know, and they saved us. I don't know how else to look at it. You know, that's about as hard as you get what they had to endure for three seasons. You know, again, it's not to our standard, let alone anybody else's expectations, but I'm not going to let that eclipse what these young men have done for the university of Miami and this program and the class they exhibited and to take somebody else's problem on and claim it as their own and have the resolve and the mental toughness to fight through. I'm proud of them.

Q Stephen, this question is for you, obviously today four sacks, most pressure you felt all season back there. Can you talk about the performance and this being your last game as a Hurricane?

MR. MORRIS: "Obviously it wasn't the performance I wanted to have being my last game but give credit to Louisville. They had a great defensive plan going. They were in the right spots at the right time. They came up with making the play. It's definitely something I want to work on, something it's been an issue for running on third downs we needed to do a better job on that. Over all my performance as a quarterback was not one of my greatest performances but you just learn from it."

Q Coach, you've been here three years, defensively there's been some issues with schematics. Are you going to reevaluate the whole staff and everything in the future now that the season is over or perhaps look to make any changes?

COACH GOLDEN: I'm going to evaluate the whole program, just like I do every year. It's not going to be any different. Again, there's things right now but in terms of moving the program forward, we're going to keep moving it forward. We're going to be resolute in that and we're not going to flinch with that. Again, at the end of the day, we're going to continue to recruit, continue to develop, but in terms of the young kids in our program and everything, I don't want to trade the young kids. I want to keep going. I want to keep moving forward. I just think overall, I think it's really important that every coach, every unit, every player, everybody is evaluated and I'll start that probably tomorrow.

Q Stephen, this might not have been the way you wanted to end your career here but has it fully hit you you've played your last game at the university of Miami and what is it you'll take away most of your time at the university?

MR. MORRIS: I think it will probably hit me tomorrow when I wake up and won't have a schedule from coach Golden and won't have a tech saying where I need to be. It's been a pleasure here, man. It's been a true blessing. I'm blessed to say that all these coaches have truly left such a great mark on my life. It's changed me to a better man. I'm proud to say. Football is a game of wins and losses. Unfortunately we didn't win how we wanted to win. Sometimes we lost the way we loss. I'm always going to be proud to say I'm a Cane.

Q How much did they change over the month in terms of blitz packages?

COACH GOLDEN: It was different.

Q Significantly different?

COACH GOLDEN: Yeah, no it was definitely different and then obviously you know when they got out to a lead and we never brought my pressure on the other side, which kept compounding the problem, Gary. So I don't think there's any question about it. Then you get to a point in the game where you're pressing and your trying to make some plays that you don't need to make. I don't think there's any question we didn't protect as well as we needed to protect. It's my responsibility.

Q Coach, this is for you and Stephen. I know it's not good right now, but the week in general, I mean, talk about how was the bowl experience for you/ 

MR. MORRIS: The bowl experience was very fun. Russell Athletic did a great job hosting the events for us. On top of that the week's practice was great. Even when we were in Miami we had tough physical practices which was great. Guys were excited to be here and when we got to the bowl site throughout the whole week everyone was focused and everyone invested a lot into this game. It's disappointing the way the game turned out to be but it's been a great experience.

COACH GOLDEN: I would say on above of the University of Miami we're grateful, the Russell Athletic Bowl and Orlando for just -- they did a tremendous job for our young people and especially given the fact that our guys hadn't experienced that since 2010. We're grateful.

Q Al, I think Teddy had over 400 yards passing in this game. What was he doing that just allowed him to be so effective tonight?

COACH GOLDEN: Number one, I think he made a lot of plays where he broke a tackle, you know, made a completion. He made some really, really excellent plays, just individual plays where it looked like we had him for a sack. It looked like we got him for a sack, he breaks the tackle and throws. There was a number of those, number of those plays, but obviously he's an excellent quarterback, he threw the ball well, but, again, you can't -- there's no excuses right now. He played well, he execute well. Their team executed well. We have to do a better job.

Q You spoke about a lot of the momentum you felt this month and obviously with everything that's gone on this season, what type of message does this game send the recruits?

COACH GOLDEN: Well, I don't know if it sends a message. I just think we're still building. We need help. Obviously the size of this class is an indication you know that we're bringing a big group in and there's a lot of room to help us. I don't think there's any question that those kids understand that. They understand that they can help us and there's room to help us and we're not in a situation right now where we want to be and those kids see themselves as guys that can help us get there. So I don't think that's going to change anything. We just got to keep moving forward.

Q Coach, you're going to have the opportunity to play Louisville again real soon. How are you going to play differently and what can you expect from that program over the next several years?

COACH GOLDEN: Again, I can't really speak to what direction they're going. All I can answer is what we need to do. Obviously we need to get back to work and see how we evolve with our personnel in the spring. Depending on when we play them, we'll make determination what our game plan is and what our personnel is. That's so far off right now. We're going to add 25, 26 guys to this team and obviously develop the young men that we have and decide what direction we want to go in all three phases in the off season and spring ball and we'll decide what the game plan will be.

Q Coach, you talk about the process all the time and now the cloud is removed from the NCAA do you have a time frame you expect to get this program back consistently top ten competing at a high level?

COACH GOLDEN: Well, number one, we just won nine games for the third time in a decade. I wish we had won ten, all right, but we're busting our tails right now to keep moving. There is no time table. Again, I take responsibility for everything, responsibility for everything in the program. At the end of the day today wasn't good enough. Again, I'm proud of the seniors and I don't want that to be diminished or lost here. We're going to keep moving this thing forward and it's hard for me to give you a time table. When my time table is wiped out on August 15, 2011. It's hard me to give you a time table. I made a commitment to get it done and we're going to fight our asses off until we get it done.

Q I was just wondering about you know what happens tomorrow? Do you meet with the under class men at all? Do the seniors just kind of walk away and that's the end?

COACH GOLDEN: We'll get the seniors back when they either, A, come back to school or when they start to work out to get ready and do those types of things. They know. We have a great relationship with the seniors, but tomorrow everybody is going to kind of go their own way. That's pretty traditional. We'll find an opportunity to get the seniors back and get them together, but we really did try to honor them as best we could at the banquet and just make sure before the game they understood how important they were and we just had another opportunity and we did that again.

Q Are you -- I guess you probably already talked to some of the juniors that are contemplating, perhaps, entering the NFL. How does that work now?

COACH GOLDEN: We have a great process in place where they get their draft reports. They had and will continue to have opportunities to speak to every entity that they need to, but as it relates to me. I'm just there for support. I am not part of that decision. I make sure that they get everything that they can get to make the best decision for them and their future and obviously if they need consultation from me, then I give it to them, just as we have a whole booklet of people that they can call and different people they can get information from to make the best decision for themselves.


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It's funny how every program wants to be Miami except Miami itself.

Louisville was out there impersonating the Miami Hurricanes and we were out there impersonating Penn St.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | December 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM

We are waking up!!!

This is the essence of what I've been trying to say with hundreds of posts.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | December 29, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It's funny how a team plays like Miami when they have a bunch of real Miami players on their team and let them play like we do down here. Plain and simple, when you get players from Miami and let them play how they know to play, you get what louisville got. Louisville didn't beat the gaytors last year by luck, they beat them because they had more superior players from Miami than the gaytors had. i still laugh at the imbeciles who didn't want teddy b here because he went to the West!

Ima writer,

There are only 3 basketball programs that make money I the NCAA. Louiville as all college basketball programs operate at a loss. Buffalo could support 10 basketball programs. What a dumb comment

I agree with a coaching change needed. Psu faced worst ncaa crap than um with players transferring and all and still showed a competitive team on the field. Bring back butch at $2.5m and allow him to build a coaching staff..or go after vandys coach at $3m

My turn, I'm glad Morris is leaving, I'm sorry I never got it I would have replaced him long ago. The DC needs to be fired, This defense has been horrible for the last three years and we have good players...not great but good enough to perform better then they have been. Golden was asked about THEIR blitz packages and how they were different, yea that's called being prepared to play a team you had weeks to prepare for....Um I love ya AL but...Hello???? The O line stunk it up once again I'm so tired of hearing about how great our O line is well this Cane fan didn't see it. We have GREAT talent on the offensive side of the ball even without Duke that performance was uncalled for heads need to roll so Al you have some coaches that you need replaced or eventually it will be yourself and I still think you have the right idea for this team just do not think you will get there with this group of coaches at your side. ALL ABOUT THE U !!

Al Golden is full of bull, defense stinks to do schemes and all the coachs Dofornio has to go no talent, Golden is to young tells people what they want to hear, enough make the changes on coachs and move on with or without Golden. Jim Leavitt is around for defense and back up if Goldie leaves, PSU would be making a big mistake. We had a month to prepare same old stuff DB playing off the ball10 yards, Mooris fumbling and throwing long, Louisville had a man 20 yards down field all night to handle long ball. Golden needs help with cleaning house on defense DB coach needs to go with DC Temple rejects, Golden is a small time coach who hasnt proved much anywhere. Get a coach who knows schemes and football Golden and dofornio are small time belong in circus. NO WE CANT FIX IT AND WE ARE NO YOUNGER THAN THE TEAM THAT JUST BROKE OUR BACK, GET REAL PEOPLE.

Seminole Dynasty you will still be two rings behind us so good luck!!


Al Golden is over rated as a coach. He DC/OC coaches are just plain terrible.
As a UM fan I am sick to my stomach watching them play. I hear more excuses from
These coaches, and see no improvement at all in the development of this team. Maybe, Al Golden should move on the Penn State. You can recruit all the best players, but it does not matter if they are not coach up. We are out coach every game. R.I.P. the Miami Hurricanes Swagger is gone.

Please dont hire small time coachs like Golden and crew or Cokers, they are over their heads in the game several good football coachs are available let Golden and crew go to PSU see how long that schoolputs up with their mess, you cant buy experience you have have it, and respect of your peers, Miami is the laughing joke in ACC and 90 percent of time will be out coached. We need change quickly and complete defense change up and down . Again Golden still thinks defense played well, another 547 yard game, cant win that way.

Well I said I'd give Dno this bowl game to change his schemes and show improvement, and again has NOT. It's time to show him the door. The question is who do we try for? Also to the dyslexic word slurring Holtz and his 4-eyed dorky cohort, F OFF! What a couple of classless A-HOLES. At least Reece didn't fall into the same bed with them.

So some of you think UL comes in and runs the ACC with out TB. I can understand being upset with the game last night but don't be stupid. UL struggled with Ciny and UNC beat the breaks of them. Give credit where its due, Miami D did keep them close, but you can't expect much when the the offense does produce, can't look for turnovers from a qb that really does not tunt the ball over. This game rest surely with Coley and the number one reason he didn'd call plays at FSU he's one dimensional. At shotgun everone knows Morris is not running the ball a dead give away. He tried to play FSU with there own offense minus the mobile qb. The guard tap the center then hikes the ball, haven't learned form that mishap all season and yes that puts a lot of pressure on a worn out D. By know way do I Defend no D, cause he is the same way. 3rd and long multiple times and he rushes and get hit with screens. When Muhammad and McCord hit the field they know the heat is on so hit them with the screen. And the worst we have DL in coverage, man coverage at that against quick personnel. Why not bring in a dime package to atleast have a chance in coverage. Almost forgot no press coverage at all.

I studied the "D" section of the dictionary after last night's performance (UM vs Louisville), here goes- Dominated, Deplorable, D-commit (recruits),Defenseless, Defending (lack of coaching/decision making by Golden),Downward, Dreary, Daydreaming, Destitute & finally Dulcolax. I think that exemplifies the direction of our beloved University of Miami Football Program, which happens to be the laughing stock of the NCAA/ACC "right now" after last night’s performance. Coach Golden those "seniors" you praise after each loss, played horribly last night, the coaches were on PAR (horrible) as usual and last but not least, you have juniors on this "BAD TEAM" contemplating entering the NFL Draft (what a joke). Stay tuned Cane fans we're in trouble...

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/12/walford-perryman-talk-future-golden-talks-championship-timetable.html#storylink=cpy

It's ALL about talent Arty ...

Talented Depth ...

Miami Herald

by Manny Navarro

Who owns the edge? Miami vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl?


Edge: Louisville


Edge: Even. (The Cardinals have allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the country (eight) and rank eighth in passing yards allowed (171.7).)


Edge: Louisville


Edge: Louisville


Edge: Even


Edge: Louisville.

PREDICTION: Louisville 38, Miami 27

Palm Beach Post

Who has the edge in Miami-Louisville Russell Athletic Bowl?

by Matt Porter

ORLANDO — Taking a look at Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl at the Citrus Bowl.

* * *

Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1)

Kickoff: 6:45 p.m.




Edge: Louisville


Edge: Louisville


Edge: Louisville


Edge: Louisville


Louisville, 35-21.


I thought U had so much talent and were picked to win the lowly acc coastal. How are U not better than a Louisville team in ANY phase of the game in year three of Golden? What will year 4 look like when U lose so many key players? Guess U'll look young and inexperienced all over again.

I'll tell U why ... Because U are a bunch of delusional, homer and in complete denial Looosers. Unranked, never a Conference 'Ship game, Bowl Looosers, no 10 win seasons, and we'll be back next year green n orange kool-aide drinks delusional dolts. And Navarro, Porter and the rest of the College Football knowing world are just Haters riiiet ?


Bye Bye Goldy ...

Bye Bye Goldy ...

Bye Bye Goldy ...

We hate to see U and Ur Boyfriend go ...

Who owns the edge? Miami vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl according to DelUsional Cane Fan ?








Edge: EVEN


Edge : MIAMI


Edge : MIAMI


MIAMI 55-2

LOL...be here at the end of the game and dont vanish like yall did after the ufelony game...

Posted by: 21-16 | December 28, 2013 at 05:06 PM

qUe ? Cinco ?


You Canes fans resemble the Kentucky basketball fans. They thump their chests when they are winning and eat their young when not. They live on past glories and don't have real lives outside the lines.

I'll tell U why ... Because U are a bunch of delusional, homer and in complete denial Looosers. Unranked, never a Conference 'Ship game, Bowl Looosers, no 10 win seasons, and we'll be back next year green n orange kool-aide drinks delusional dolts. And Navarro, Porter and the rest of the College Football knowing world are just Haters riiiet ?


Posted by: U are what U are ... delUsional U

Dude look at your posts. You're a very weird person, and I mean who's delusional? LOL, you're the very definition of the word. You spend all this time on another teams blog to post pretty much the same post and then call Cane fans delusional? You need professional help of the medical kind.

Painful to see UL players and Bridgewater flashing the U sign and making throat cut gestures. Hey Bridgewater, screw you. Wait until you play against some real competition in the NFL. Get ready to be humbled.

But the UM seems to lack pride and the ability to fiercely respond to such disrespect. Where's the rage?!!!

After Strong kept throwing the ball with the game obviously won, at least Golden quickly shook his hand and did not chit chat with him. We'll see how Strong feels when he stops playing Podunk State and has to go against FSU, Clemson and others every week.

But to his credit, his team played with energy, aggression and attitude. And his coaches were excited, in contrast to the UM sideline, even after we scored a TD.

The coaching approach for UM is too regimented and has taken the spark out of Canes football. These guys do not believe in themselves. They are a psychological wreck fearful of "being out of position" or not "following the process." They are not ready for quality opponents.

Lack of talent? Maybe, but lack of belief and confidence, definitely. That is coaching.

I will be surprised if Kevin Olsen sticks around. He is too much of a free spirit for Golden et al...Look what happened to Rashawn Scott, a really good WR, but not a conformist zombie type.

UM needs a coaching change, and as someone said, it needs a coach from "down souf." While Golden is a good man of integrity and a strong recruiter, Penn State South will not work for the Canes. Too deadening and free of swagger...Compare that with Lousiville's energy.

Where was the response to Louisville humiliating our guys by flashing the U sign?

Kudos to Tyrone Cornelius for putting a smackdown on #88. Although Tyrone was ejected to end his career, #88 went to the locker room. At least Tyrone went out with a fierce play.

Our offensive coordinator called a terrible game. UL rushed the passer, stuffed the run and covered our receivers really well. Why couldn't our guys get open?

The soft zone we play is a piece of cake for an average QB, let alone a good one. The DC needs to go,and that has been obvious for a long time.

Time to retool the machine at Miami, starting at the top.

If we can't get Jimmy back, let's go get who ever he says we should get whether Donna agrees or not.

Please listen to Coach Johnson Mrs. Shalala.

UM going into 2014 has no QB or RB.....(who knows what dukes status will be plus he hates golden I believe)

the 2014 playoff system coupled with new teams entering ACC makes it even harder (impossible) for UM to advance to a trophy in the display case....it aint gonna happen.

THE STAFF HAS LOST THE TEAM.....the solution is to reverse the momentum and get a kirby smart type coach here that will bring his own people.....

I have been saying this since 2012......these guys do not have it.....and last night you saw it.

strong did nothing spectacular but put together a plan to win last night...that's it, and UM staff not only couldn't counter but made terrible coaching decisions....

if you cant perform your gone just like in any business....if these guys are still here by next week...plan on me ripping them all of 2014 because the results will be worse......you will all see.

No more Golden showers.
The time is now to go in a different direction. Lou Holt and Mark May did a good job as references for Al Golden as it pertains to the Penn State job.You don't need great facilities to win championships. Good coaches with great leadership is a requirement. Respect for the communities and recruits who want to attend the U. I don't need to name family and recruits who were dis by Al and staff. President Shalala cut the losses.Good guys don't always translate to good coaches or players. Here's a short list of coaches Jim Leavitt, Kirby Smart, Raheem Morris,Mike Shula,Bobby Petrino* and Butch Davis*. Asterisk means proceed with caution.

agree with Jim and canesallnight...

Bobby Petrino is an intriguing name, asterisk and all...

UM has great facilities.....stop with that crap.

sunlife stadium
greetree practice field
hecht complex

why can UM be national champions with what we have? 1985 UM had NOTHING but a shitty OB....yes I loved it but don't forget what a sh...t hole it was also....

when you start blaming the tools.....its time for you to go......

Golden Casualties - UPDATED

vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
luther campbell - #1 UM fan
tim ice harris - feeder coach
northwestern - feeder school
booker T - feeder school
carol city - feeder school
miami central - feeder school
norland - feeder school
Terry Richardson - RB coach
Jedd Fisch - Offensive coordinator
Geroge Mcdonald - WR coach
Mario Christobal - Head coach
Eddie Johnson - LB
Rashawn Scott-currently out of the discipline bull pen
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Jontavious Carter - WR
Danny Dillard - RB
Dyron Dye – DL
Alin Edouard – QB
Seantrel Henderson - RT
Raphael Kirby – LB
Dalvon Stuckey – DT
Demetrius Jackson – DE
Travonte Valentine – DT
Ereck Flowers – OL
Duke Johnson – RB (that’s right I said it!)
Tracy Howard - CB
Denzel Perryman – LB
Al Golden – HC
Mark D’Nofrio - DC

"There’s no excuses right now. But we just won nine games for [only] the third time in a decade,” Miami coach Al Golden said afterward. “I wish we’d won 10, but we’re going to keep moving this thing forward. We’ll keep fighting our asses off until we get it done.”

al golden thinks he has done a good job here plus he's telling you dnofrio stays.....this is unbelievable...

0-11 on 3rd. downs

on the bright side, []_[] made up for it by going 1 for 3 on 4th. downs

But it is clear he, his OC, his DC and oline coach are all and I mean ALL over their heads when it comes to player development, x's and o's, preparations, play design, ability to adjust, execution on both sides etc.

Posted by: Tampa Cane | December 29, 2013 at 07:36 AM

When Al Golden was the head coach at Temple he displayed those same things. Those things, previously, were very obvious about him. Temple was winning against teams that would have been forced out of the Big East as well.

But misguided fans like you, and so many others, placed inaccurate status to something he did not do.

This comment you posted is the example of your elevating Al Golden for nothing he did: As I've said all along Al Golden and this staff has done a wonderful job of re-organizing this organization and making it better.

He received much better resources and was not under minded by his leadership, especially Kirby Hocutt.

Kudos to him for that and sticking through the NCAA mess.

There is an extremely sick sense of self to think Al Golden should have gratitude heaped upon him for having a gigantic financial reward given to him.

Coach Golden is quite accomplished in the art of "Coachspeak" (i.e. talking a lot without SAYING much...). Recruiting and program management are important, Golden has done well in those areas. Other than that, developing players, In game coaching and adjustments, hiring assistants, this staff LED BY GOLDEN is Sub-par. The number of promising recruits who have done ZERO is quite high, and this in unacceptable. Who cares what Canes Hater Mark May says, or that BOZO Lou Holtz, bottom line is that the Canes need changes at the top...and I certainly hope that Golden gets his shot at Penn State, starting tomorrow.

As for Stephen Morris, I wish him the best in his career as a stockbroker, pharma salesman, or whatever he chooses to do. He seems to be a good young man. However, The guy has NO FUTURE in football, unless he plans on entering coaching right away. Sadly, I have never seen a player regress so profoundly. Jedd Fisch truly WAS the savior for Morris; with his departure Morris' pro football dreams (and they were just that...) evaporated.

damn ... our punter graduates ?

Louisville just, didn't, score again ...

they're too busy celebrating


So how about one of our recruits, I think it was Nigel Bethel from BTW, tweeted out: when the qb scrambles, find the man closet to you, c'mon, they teach that in high school.

Smdh........this is the most incompetent defensive staff in Miami history

Here's how incompetent goldilocks and D'No are.........Jedd Fisch who didn't play football is a better coach than these two, think about that

dont blame morris.....he was never developed properly. UM never has had really good QB's like there are now (newton-luck-winston-manziel-boyd etc)

in 1991 when erickson won the national championship we had toretta who totally sucked...UM had sonny lubick...the only QB that UM really had was ken dorsey in 2001 BUT UM had randy shannon....

DEFENSE WAS THE REASON UM WON....dnofrio in the shoes of those or a greg schiano? please....put the crack pipe down

you are right....fisch was the savior for morris. al golden left morris to die a slow death....

The recruits are showing up this horrible coaching staff! That's ridiculous!

What's worst is the flaws the fans of Al Golden are seeing now, were very obvious from the start.

The majority of those fans of Al Golden, prior to last night, were extremely happy he was white. That was the basis for them to overlook his problems that were very evident all along.

Put me on record as wanting James Franklin, although an NFL DC with head coaching experience wouldn't be bad either. At least those of us who love UM football and not Goldilocks as if he were the leader of some boy band can enjoy this blog, and discuss who will be the ideal candidate to turn this ship around

His time table starts now. I'm realistic and give the benefit of the doubt. Hard to do your best when you're handcuffed. But the cuffs are off and it's time. It'll be interesting to watch.

Coley is on the hot seat based on the horses he had. They weren't scrambling the nation to find OL.


Careful Champ, the Goldilocks lovers will accuse you of being Calvin or something. Lmao

damn ... our punter graduates ?
Posted by: said the cane fan ... | December 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM



I know i read those tweeds also.....plan on decommitts.....I would be very surprised if golden is able to hold them.....

this is going to be very interesting the next week via mark dnofrio....but I bet after a few days this will all be forgotten and its business as usual.....there is still no pressure on golden since blake is a p...sy and shalala wont get involved administratively....she only likes to walk greentree practice field for photo-ops

The majority of those fans of Al Golden, prior to last night, were extremely happy he was white. That was the basis for them to overlook his problems that were very evident all along.

Posted by: ChampCane
All your posts have just lost their validity. What a DUMB A post. Cane fans don't give a flying F what color the coach is, they just want to WIN, and if not, at least go down fighting. I was happy as hell myself when RS was here, he was a Cane and bleeds orange/green, but he is not a HC, and couldn't get us going. So posting an off the cuff remark like that is just plain absurd.

Schiano is probably going to be available...pay him and let's get our program back.

The safety from Jersey said he was coming to take spots. Even the recruits are smack talking these kids.

I had a nightmare Penn St hired Golden and Shalala made Dino the Head Coach. Yikes!

Ed Oregorn? He's got something to prove and his personality would be a perfect fit for the type of kids we grow down here.....USC ain't nothing but UM west anyways

Gallo, no one cares what a moronic list maker thinks.

I thought the Canes had a pretty mediocre year. Middle of a 120 team pack. DNO bad and showed no improvement. I do think our DL and LB group is about a D, maybe a C, in in talent, which doesn't help. He should extract better play.

I thought Coach Coley demonstrated why he was a recruiter and game planner and not a play caller at FSU. For example, he 4th and 1 call from our 45 was a joke. Do we have a slower evolving run play in our playbook?

I don't know if Coley forced the OL blocking schemes or Kehoe was in on it, but our OL performance adjusted for talent, might have been the worst unit on the team. Supposed to be a strength, but couldn't run block and couldn't pass block anything but vanilla rushes.

Obviously after what the U has gone thru on the fraudulent NCAA investigation (beer and boat rides and clubs, Golden not going anywhere as the org won't sign up for disruption. Don't know if Golkden has it in him to get it done. Firing people is tough, esp close associates. If he doesn't swap out his coordinators, he won't succeed.

Hurricanes just suck. We play wit,h no Passion/Confidence. Al Golden is a nice guy, but his decision on his coaches is lacking. It is always about Money, and I now plan to stop going to U M games. I will not buy anything that says U.M. And will not watch them on T.V., until Al Golden is gone. We are not playing in the SEC, so 9 wins in the ACC is not a great season. Count on this recruiting class to decomitt from the U. Just watch, they will leave. FSU is a program we need to strive too.

franklin is interesting but again....he doesn't have the record accomplishments....

kirby smart
jon gruden
pat narduzzi
jay gruden
jeremy pruitt (fsu - why not)
todd bowles
lovie smith

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