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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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To agree with the haters, it was very disappointing that Miami's coaching staff had absolutely no answer for the Cardinal defense. Complete confusion on the offensive line! Poor Crawford was blown up several times. Morris had no time or consistent pocket to throw the ball. Miami's offensive line had been the strength of this team, but Louisville embarrassed them last night. No surprise Bridgewater and their offensive played well, they're a talented group, but what happened to Miami's offense?

Holtz and May have been saying the same things about Miami for years, so it's pretty easy to ignore. When Miami was winning national championships they had terrible fan support, bad facilities, a falling down stadium, etc. etc. Unlike most football schools, the typical formula of large state universities, non-metropolitan campuses, and big money facilities hasn't applied to the Hurricane's recipe for success. Miami has always been primarily about South Florida kids playing with pride and playing for their community. If Golden leaves, it will be disappointing because we all hope a program is being built. Haters, don't overlook that Golden has basically been operating under probation. If he leaves the next coach will certainly find the program in better condition than he found it.

Keep the faith.


The ACC football with ESPN deal runs thru 2026/27 so I don't think your boycott will be effective. We'll miss you though.


Calvinator and Tub o sht wore out the race card here long ago, so it is no longer valid.

jim schwatz
kirby smart

I initially thought strong, but he's not leaving Louisville for Miami.

''We got beat in all three phases. There's no excuses,'' Golden said. ''I'm going to evaluate the whole program, just like I do every year. It's not going to be any different... 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.''

stubborn golden is not changing ANYTHING....more pain to follow

Yes Holtz continues to show how just plain dumb he is, our facilities and fan base didn't keep us from winning 5 titles, and a couple against his sorry azzz,lol. AG has a much better chance at a title with Miami then he'd ever have at PSU, what a moronic statement. So I would think AG realizes that, and wouldn't consider PSU, and as a man, I'm sure he wants to get Miami back to the top before even thinking about leaving. Of course this is just 2 stupid commentators remarks. AG for sure needs to clean house on the staff. Hope he will finally see that.

So "insider" Gallo (peeks they locker room wall hole)has the scoop.

stubborn golden is not changing ANYTHING....more pain to follow

Posted by: Jim Gallo

Gallo no where in his statement does it say he won't change anything. He said he's going to re-evaluate the WHOLE program, so maybe that means getting rid of DC?

al golden got everything he wanted since he has been here....sanctions came down at the end of 2013.....all BS

auburn - 3-9 and 0-8 conference, coaching changes, killings, arrests, player transfers and players outright quitting the team.....NO RECRUITING

BUT....is playing for national championship the next year.....golden has nothing in his way...he is just a BS artist is all like you....

sanctions my a...s, what do they have to do with 4th and 2 on your side of the field and you go for it like a jackass.....

right...last year he re-evaluated the defense at #116 but did nothing....so why would it be any different when the defense is at #90?

oh btw.....UM final defensive statistic on defense is 5543 yards vs last year at 5837.....wow, what a great improvement....

green pea idiots like you are why UM is where it is....

Don't forget Goldie said....the best thing was not to change...

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.

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM


You are one of those that heaped praise upon Al Golden the most.

That is why I stated this originally:

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.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM


The obvious lack of success by Al Golden, even at Temple was clear. He defeated teams in the MAC that were just like Temple, inferior to the Big East Conference, that kicked out Temple. But, he also loss to inferior MAC teams too. That is not an accomplishment to gain support for a coach, especially at Miami.

That is what I have always stated. So now, after another evenly as talented team, destroyed this Al Golden lead Miami team. The greatest cause of the failures, Al Golden, is now being identified by the majority of Miami Hurricanes' football fans.

The cause was always clear, if fans like you stopped looking through your lens of racism.

The blind support of Al Golden for his accomplishment of being white. Not a winning and successful coach on the football field.

UM pu...sys backing off with a handful of louisville players all the way at the UM sidelines in our faces......with equipment managers hold UM back....

"U" sign in our faces all of 2014.....watch that will be the new insult from opposite teams....

Terrible, Fellow Hurricoon Fans bend over [ AGAIN !! ]Donna's CHEAP HIRE needs to get rid of his butt buddie DC to save his back side and the PROGRAM !NO LONGER, Golden HAD THE BALLS to hang around and recruited top players when all hell broke loose. Three terrible coaches in a row!!! Down & out in Cocoanut Grove / Palm Beach. MIAMI Native, P.H.S.61 & U.M. 65, that still speaks a little English. Save the Cocoanut Grove Playhouse & MIAMI Marine Stadium. Go Canes ??????


enough of the race stuff already...get over it.

golden did well at a train wrecked program. he had a reputation for integrity. he was young and well-regarded as a recruiter

the U was underperforming and needed a new coach.

we are there again. i couldn't less if a new guy was purple, as long as he was a winner that could restore respect and pride at UM

dbc, ur missing the point. It is more important for a sub set of the haters to believe it involves race, even though it obviously doesnt

Gallo is, and has been right all along. Golden won't change where it's needed. He will find some asst. coaches to can and make it look like things are progressing, but reality is, this team is regressing even more. We are exactly where we were when he was hired. The players seem to have quit on this staff. It's obvious to most here that Golden isn't what we hoped. The worst part is his contract is a license to steal. For many years. No recruiting class will change the fact that this coaching staff is over their heads.

Enjoy the game:


I have no idea what these coaches get paid, but any decent high school coach knows more than they do. Simple stuff, put your best DB on their best receiver, not a freshman. While their D is standing around run a play, don't wait until the last second. These guys are clueless.

Also to those morons that complained about that wisconsin game, the o-line only went up against jj watts, i’m sure some of yall no who he is!

look is simple:

2010 - 4203 defensive yards / #22 Randy shannon

2012 - 5837 defensive yards / #116 al golden
2013 - 5543 defensive yards / #90 al golden

question.....if dnofrio is not fired this week and will be the 2014 UM DC....does al golden get fired?

lets take a vote....

charlie strong has turned Louisville into the canes of the "80's"......they hijacked the "swagger"....I bet that was exactly what strong was trying to do....

what a great move...its chess not checkers....that sideline intimidation play was brilliant and teddy with the "U" sign...the best

hats off to CS and TB.....those are real canes

whats with that stupid looking "U" on the helmets also......looks awful.....

The difference between the two teams last night? One team had a defensive line and a quarterback with skill. That difference in skill level resulted in what we all saw. Bridgewater was probably the second best qb in the country.. when mediocre qbs torch your secondary because they have all day to throw imagine what a Heisman trophy candidate qb can do. Oh wait, we've already seen it twice this year.
Seemed to me that Miami's defense was in position to make plays pretty much all game long.. they just didn't make them. Are missed tackles a scheme problem? I thought the scheme was there but Bridgewater's accuracy and play making was just better.
Offensive line sucked, should Art Kehoe be fired?
Canes got out coached and severely outplayed.
Sad part is, why would any real coaches come to Miami anymore? To coach for an ungrateful fan base and in an empty stadium?
Why would any athlete go to Miami? To play for mediocre coaches, ungrateful fans, and a half empty stadium? If you have offers from 15 different places, why would you go to Miami? Miami is not the NFL pipe line anymore.
Go canes!! I'll root for you no matter what your record.

Good Questions, not great!
All the rumors about Golden going to Penn State are just that!!! Rumors

He will not be hired because any administrator anywhere can assess that Golden would be overmatched by OSU, Michigan, Nebraska--and several other programs in that Conference.

Golden was given an opportunity by coming to UM. He has not restored any shine or luster to our program. He's made lots of excuses but the body of work screams mediocrity.

You are three supporters of Al Golden, over Miami football Gator, Cola and dbc.

Cola is still defending Al Golden over Miami football.

I'm sure he wants to get Miami back to the top before even thinking about leaving.

Posted by: Cola Cane | December 29, 2013 at 10:46 AM

While dbc states his support of him too, over Miami football.

golden did well at a train wrecked program. he had a reputation for integrity. he was young and well-regarded as a recruiter

the U was underperforming and needed a new coach.

Posted by: dbc | December 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Gator has always placed Al Golden above Miami football.

These are some of the people that I have said are in support of Al Golden, irregardless his lack of accomplishment at Temple. Which is why Al Golden has not accomplished anything at Miami. And that is not unsurprising.

But, to attempt to portrait Al Golden's support as anything but his possessing white color. That is not true, or accurate.

He has not, in the past, and has not currently shown he is successful at coaching on the football field. He has not accomplished more than the coach that was fired, prior to him. But, the fired coach had less talent, tougher opponents, with the same results.

Your attempts to alter the validity of the blind support of Al Golden, for non-football accomplishments, are not accepted.

As well as your attempts to leave the basis of racism out of that blind support, of him, as well.

Inadequate coaches, recruiting or facilities...it ALL falls on the University hierarchy...Shalala on down.
Spend the $$$, build an on-campus stadium with top-notch facilities and everything changes. Mediocrity at the top ALWAYS trends down through the ranks. When the old national champ coaches ran the football program and not the administrators try to remember how it was. UM administrators are no different than Washington politicians...they think they know best when they are really clueless.

I stood alone in my criticizing of Golden and the body of work that I witnessed on the field. So where are all the supporters? Come on out and support this nonsense.
Somebody get JJ's opinion on what's going on and what needs to change at UM.

Golden was reach hire and everybody knows it. He continues selling the future at the end of year 3. I believe it's time to remove Cinderella's slipper.

To add insult to injury now we'll hear all about the U's top ten recruiting class. I don't care what "star" these kids are, they're still kids who need to be properly coached. Many Canes players have not improved one bit since the first game. I have no idea what they do in practice, but getting better is not part of the equation.

Let's keep some of the talented Miami QB's in the city. Look at guys like Bridgewater, Rakeem Cato, and Thad Lewis who is now starting in the NFL!!!! We need to keep these guys in Miami!!! I know Treon Harris doesn't fit the mold of a prototypical QB, but you gotta keep him in town and give him a shot to compete. Too many of these guys are leaving town without even getting a shot. I know Bridgewater left on his own accord, but come on!!! Morris is a guy that for whatever reason just didn't step up when he needed. He just hasn't been very good when it has counted the most.

all those issues can be solved zen....everyone has his price....offer 2.5 plus million and trust me there will be tons of interest.....the fan base is fickle....start winning and it all turns around just like last years basketball team....and the fans were fighting for tickets.....

miami is still a FOOTBALL TOWN....but there is only so much abuse the fans can take....hard to get clobbered on both sides of the head by both the dolphins and the hurricanes year after year.....

fan shouldn't support a product that is inferior....we don't do it in our everyday lives so why should we with our sports?

uconn hired bob diaco....who knows what he can do here as a head coach but the fan base is titillating and pinching themselves.....the past is forgotten....

same thing can happen there in south florida....make it happen with what you got...

We are the canes
We finally win 9 games in one season
Never mind all those wins came against cupcakes
We are the canes
We finally made it to a bowl game after 3 years
We got drubbed again in our December bowl game
Haven't won one in 7 years
Some things never change
It's who we are
We are the canes
Beat up on the weak sisters of the world
Lose to every single good team we play
And to some bad ones too
We are the canes
Our fans are up in arms and disgusted
Don't they know we won 9 games?
Or is it because we play our worse at the end of the season?
Again, it is who we are.
We are the canes
Never sniffed an ACC ship
Never will
Some things never change, cause
We are the canes

Al Golden will be measured by next year and the year after. Period. Next year has to be better than 9-4, possibly 10-3 or 11-2. Year 5 will be nice. Golden has paid his dues, he will reap the benefits and so will everyone who stands by him.

No way do u fire golden anyone saying they should is an idiot. Golden has coached the last 3 ys with his hands tied. The truth is louisville is just a better more talented team. They got beat not by scheme but by talent. Teddy made rushers miss. He made quick reads and found the open guy very quickly. If stephen morris had done that miami would of been in this game. U can't go 3 and out or 4 and out on 4 straight drives have 2 first downs in first half and expect the defense to hold up. The offense did nothing in the first half at all. STephen was throwing into double triple coverage and when he did throw to open guys half the time the ball was to high or in the dirt even with no pressure. Lets be honest stephen morris had a horrible game. If he had played half as good as his talent level this game is alot closer. They got beat because lousiville was a better team not because they were outcoached. Golden is once again taking the blame for his players. Which is better then shannon did who always found a way to blame the players not his coaching. Oh and the reason his record is 500 is cause he took over a miserable temple program and then took over a miami team whose talent level had dropped to mac level talent. Then had ncaa mess hit him in head. He would of played in bowl game last 2 years also if not for self imposed bowl ban.

When L'ville came out and challenged us when we walked on the field, I just didn't see any intensity or passion coming from the Canes. Didn't seem to be no response. Not used to that.

mainecane, MovingZen, Mark P, Tennesseecane, ron Zook--all apologists who can't fathom the Miami Hurricanes becoming a dominate football program without a buttoned up, corporate minded, excuse-ridden, culture changer & stagnating, opportunist (raise and extension), below .500 for a career, no coaching skill or acumen intelligence-wise (on the filed of play) coach.

If it aint Golden it can't be or isn't possible--he has become the twinkle of your eyes and only savior of your fears lol! Yall dudes have lost your religion, that was never within, encompassed nor embodied by one man. Shame on U for coming talking about the NCAA and the players (again) after last nights performance that proved without a shadow of a doubt that the players don't believe nor respond to this style of coaching. I

Either accept the nature, essence and culture of the team U root for AND how they became dominant or leave with the coaches that now hold your true loyalties.

5 NCS by 4 different coaches, the constant being the South Floridian athlete--deal with it--wanna-be elitist and corporate Canes.

Raising Canes is and was a "process" of emasculating and castrating the dominant culture of cane football and it culminated last night in a team that was *allowed* to be the Miami Hurricanes and U saw what happened. TB thru down the U because the people who now represent it--DON'T TRULY REPRESENT IT!!

He loves the U, but not the new U. What the world has been seeing for 10 years now, isn't it.

there was no NCAA issues...that's a completely manufactured excuse by al golden.....goldens best years at temple were all against teams that were 1-11 or 2-10, check for yourself......

maincane even al golden said he was out coached....

2012 - #116 defense
2013 - #90 defense

al golden decimated the defense when he got here.....

kevin nelson - LB
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
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
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
Eddie Johnson - LB
Gabe Terry - LB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
Jalen Grimble – DT
Dyron Dye – DL
Raphael Kirby – LB
Dalvon Stuckey – DT
Demetrius Jackson – DE
Travonte Valentine – DT
Tracy Howard - CB
Denzel Perryman – LB

how did sanctions affect players that were either here or committed before and during your so-called sanctions?

A snapshot of the U is when UL's punter smacked burns in the face. We will never win anything with this psu trash. A couple of us told you this from the beginning but the majority has crowned golden king.

This argument that Louisville is just better than Miami and that the coaching has nothing to do with it preposterous. Louisville hasn't had better recruiting classes than Miami since Golden took over. A shadow of potential violations hurts recruiting, but what else does it do to justify losing so badly to good teams the same way over and over again. Army and Rice would have played Louisville closer. AAC teams, with way less talent than Miami were more competitive with Louisville. Were the players so upset before the game about the last 2 years, that they decided to lay an egg. I didn't see USC or UNC embarrass themselves like that. NCAA cloud hurts recruiting, but it doesn't underdevelop players, prepare weak schemes, and leave the team completely unprepared on game day. Weak excuse. Stop tryin' to sell it.

Never seen this dude out coach anyone!


UM address change:

University of Miami football department
2301 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY. 40292

Charlie Strong "U" - Head Coach
Teddy Bridgewater "U" - Assistant
Devonte Freeman "U" - Assistant


The honest truth is. ...Al Golden has a great job being a head coach of a team the has been limited... I don't believe anyone can deny that ....as head coach he has kept the program a float an moving forward that has been his job with limited money for coaching hiring new complaint coaching staff Art keyhole should be gone his offensive with skill and size has consistently under achieved....defensively coaching x & o schemes have been solid but with no results meaning his scheme is for another team his next team so he should be gone with poor adjustment or no adjustment offensively I would give them a pass for now because defensive woes

Don't look now............Louisville just scored again!

I personally have seen enough , I wish we would go after Ed Orgeron . I have been a Golden supporter but the lack of evolution from our team is rediculous and the players don't look excited to play , they have no intensity , and part of rhat is on them because I could go out to the park right now and I would give everything I have just because I love playing the game . Go Canes

"Defensively I know you wanted to make some changes this last year. What are the things you think need to change in order to get the defense where it needs to be?"
Golden's response:

"I think the biggest thing was to not change, was just to take all the young kids, the 14 or 15 freshmen we played over there and just to quiet their minds down, settle them down a little bit. I felt different about the defense in the spring – there was a calmness, they were communicating more. And then of course getting [defensive tackle] Curtis Porter back and then giving everybody another year in the weight room.
"[Linebacker] Denzel Perryman grew up on the stage for us, played at 208 and then 212. He’s 243 now. [Linebacker] Jimmy Gaines is 240. [Linebacker] Alex Figueroa is 238. [Defensive end] Anthony Chickillo is another guy who played for us at 45 and 50. He is now 275. So those kids had to grow up and were forced to play before they were ready. Now, they’re settled in, they know the system and we’re excited about who we have coming back on defense."


Y'all remember this???


Well on the Golden to Penn St "rumors..." my guess is they needed to fill up some air time since the game wasn't much of a game. Maybe it will happen, but I think Penn State can afford to hire a more seasoned coach. Whether they choose to do that or not is an open question.

My guess is they will interview Golden and go with someone else. They are in good shape now. Even given the Sandusky situation, it's a premiere coaching destination. And maybe, given the Sandusky situation, they will choose to go with someone who is not connected to the program.

Personally, I think Miami might be better off with a different coach. I just don't think Golden and Miami are a good fit. The Louisville coach would be a perfect fit. I do think if Golden leaves we are going to have to come up with about $3 million to get a good coach.

"NCAA cloud hurts recruiting, but it doesn't underdevelop players, prepare weak schemes, and leave the team completely unprepared on game day. Weak excuse. Stop tryin' to sell it".

I disagree with that statement somewhat....the only recruits we had on the table during this so-called NCAA sanctions who were also committs!

1. alex collins #1 dade recruit
2. denver kirkland #4 dade recruit
3. terrel brooks
4. keith bryant
5. jaynard bostwick

we get stact coley #1 broward recruit and jermaine grace plus augustas edwards #1 fullback in country....

so in reality recruiting was not sacrificed like golden says.....its his storyline to coverup his inadequacies....

wow nash..............holly sh...t

totally forgot about that one.....will save that post for sure, lol

We have at LEAST two more years of this staff...Chew on that.

We had the easiest schedule in a decade.
This team was exactly the same or worse than last years, when factoring in the fau, sv st., usf games...

AG is a fraud. Plain and simple.

I wanted so badly to believe, to see real progress.
There is none and won't be any with this crew.

Ergo, I have to go to the Gallo side.
I will now relish the demise of the Canes over the next few seasons, root for nothing but losses and more blowouts, laugh at the excuses, pity those who blindly support the cult of personality.

I want to see decommits over the next two months.

I hope
4-8, 5-7
4-8, 5-7

F- it - Keep DNO, AG!
Keep on working your process. Deserve that victory.
Don't change a thing.

Canes, 2021.

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