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Golden sticking by D'Onofrio, coaching staff for better or worse

No matter how loud Hurricanes fans might scream for change (or tweet for that matter), Al Golden doesn't appear to be a head coach ready to cut loose longtime friend and defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio.

The answer to Miami's defensive woes, Golden said during his press conference Monday, isn't blowing things up. It's keeping it status quo and letting Miami's young defensive players grow up and mature.

"Although we're not where we want to be there are so many little things I look at as the head coach that say the answer right now is not change. The answer is continuity," Golden said.

"The answer is continued progress with our young people, continued development. I would be lying to you if I said I wasn't excited about the talent we have coming back on defense. I am. I'm excited. We have a lot of play makers coming back. No. 2, we're adding 14 to 16 more recruits to that. I'm excited about that."

All the excitement Golden might have about his defense isn't going to change the fact that in D'Onofrio's three seasons here, Miami's defense has hardly resembled the Hurricanes of old.

With rival Florida State set to play in the national championship game tonight against Auburn, Miami fans are wondering how long they'll have to wait to see the Hurricanes have a national championship caliber defense to call their own.

Although the Hurricanes produced 12 more turnovers (27 total, 23rd most nationally) and six more sacks than they did in 2012 (29 total, 59th nationally), and they also cut down on the amount of points they allowed (30.5 per game in 2012; 26.8 in 2013), offenses continued to have their way with UM as 500-yard games became the norm down the stretch.

Golden, both on WQAM's morning show and again this afternoon, kept pointing to incremental growth and how the team "made more explosive plays" as signs of progress.

"We scored five touchdowns on defense. We blocked four kicks for the first time. Those to me are all positive trends," Golden said. "The other thing was we went from 31 penalties a year ago on defense to I think 10 playing all those young guys a year ago.

"Again, it's my decision, and my decision was that starting over for these young people is not the answer," he continued. "Continuity, continued progress, continue with the same position coaches and techniques and scheme was the better answer for me. I made that decision after careful evaluation.

"That doesn't mean we're not going to tweak our personnel or our uses of personnel and how we devise things, the quality control you go through in deciding what's best. A team is reborn every year. What was good for this past team may not be what's best for this team coming back. Whether its a different quarterback, a different running game. On defense we may have more -- especially with the kids coming in -- we may have more defensive backs than we've had in awhile. We can play more nickel for instance. Those are all things that go into consideration when you're making that decision."

Golden, who himself is a big part of the defensive game-planning, is banking on the turnaround he had at Temple once the Owls began to recruit better. When Golden and D'Onofrio arrived in 2006, the Owls ranked last in defense among FBS schools. By the time they left in 2010, Temple ranked 47th against the run, 14th in passing efficiency defense, 16th in total defense and 16th in scoring defense.

Will the same happen here?

Golden appears to be banking on it.

OTHER NEWS AND NOTES

> Golden said eight will arrive early and compete in spring ball: running backs Joseph Yearby and Brandon Powell, offensive linemen Trevor Darling and Kc McDermott, JUCO defensive tackle Calvin Heurtelou, linebackers Trent Harris and Juwon Young and receiver Braxton Berrios.

Missing from Golden's list of others who said they would sign with Miami early: JUCO defensive tackle Michael Wyche, linebacker Darrion Owens and defensive back Ryan Mayes.

Associate AD Chris Freet said Wyche signed a national letter of intent, but is not yet on the early enrollee list.

Canesport.com's Matt Shodell reported Monday Wyche is currently appealing an ACC rule that requires entering student-athletes to attend the same junior college for three semesters before transferring to a member school. Wyche has reportedly only spent two semester at his current junior college in Los Angeles.

> Golden said the reason receiver Rashawn Scott, quarterback Kevin Olsen and cornerback Ray Lewis III were suspended for the bowl game weren't at the bowl game was because they were suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. All three players remain on the roster, Golden said.

"Rashawn, that's a different situation," Golden said referring to previous suspensions by Scott. "Going into his senior year, it gets to a point where they have to be accountable to their teammates, family, themselves. In terms of Ray and Kevin, we really like both those young men. It was a violation of team rules. Both of them have moved forward, are excited to come back and we're excited to work with them."

Asked if any other players might be leaving the team, Golden said: "I don't foresee anybody leaving."

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I hope everyone here takes a moment, when things look bleakest, when even the thought of suicide enters your mind, and remember that you could be Jim Gallo. Think of what this loser's life is like.

Golden can't hold players accountable anymore, he doesn't do it with his staff or himself.

His conduct this weekend was detrimental to the team so he should suspend himself. D'nofrio can be completely incompetent as hell for years, but there's no price to be paid. So he has no right to suspend anyone for anything.

Ughhh

Posted by: jsy | January 06, 2014 at 05:32 PM

Really, JSY? The guy has been here forever undermining this blog for a few years now and he is against all things 'Canes. Your are completely uninitiated and wrong.

I have FSU in a blowout tonight.

I hope Al knows his job is on the line next year. Sticking with his friend oh no may cost him...funny no one wants his defensive cordinator but him...once he leave here its a wrap

Lets be honest. "What golden has accomplished has been pretty amazing to anyone who hasn't got unrealistic expectations. Meaning ncaa title in yr 3. Saban was able to do that because of talent shula recruited prior to him getting there. Urban meyer did it with zook talent. Golden had very little to work with when he started. He has done a good job rebuilding the talent level on this team and given the time necessary to get it all fixed he will. By that i mean with ncaa mess that means 5-6 yrs to be national title contender. 4-5 to win acc. I think he is on schedule.

It used to be when Miami lost two games in a season, it was a losing season.

If Miami lost one game, it was a rebuilding year.

Now, all Miami has is mediocrity in golden, the AD, the pres, the BofTs, and the fans for their bend and break, prevent the Cane win, let other teams march down the field, throw flat or hail mary wasted passes.

You want to watch crap? Fine, go sit in the empty stadium when miami players are forced to walk through the motions that puppet masters goldie and d'o force them to do as he "tweaks" or twirks his butt boys.

Since those morons luv stats, here’s one for em, in the last 2 years under the penn disgrace morons our average defensive ranking is:

102.5

Posted by: Five Titles | January 06, 2014 at 04:23 PM

Good post, I disagree with some stuff similar to what Sunny pointed out, but it was a good read, measured and respectable. I salute the effort!

Canefan72, I am 100% in agreement with you.

The terrible thing, well one of them, is the audacity of the group think that we are the ones that are wrong. For having the objectivity and vision to point out Al Golden, and Miami's leadership is wrong.

I'm positive that the former great Hurricanes who built this ex-dynasty are not Golden backers. This will be the last season Golden gets a pass before they start to raise hell. I'm hoping they do it sooner than later. Shalala needs to be held to the fire also.

Posted by: ChampCane | January 06, 2014 at 06:28 PM

ROTFL. You and Cane72 are objective? Cane72 cannot see beyond a 4-3 D and you are 'thee' most negative blogger on here who has hated the coaches from 2010 (in your own words).

This can't get anymore hilarious. the part I like is "The answer is continuity." That means he sees absolutely no problems with anything on D and, basically, hopes "more of the same" will continue.

I am now convinced that regime change is needed more than ever before. I can see it now: This year it was 500-plus yards a game that UM gave up. How will it be next year?

This just continuously cracks me up.

Cat,

Better than the defense is trending up?

That was that Al Golden has never received the in depth examination of the lack of success on the football field. While the assistant coaches, who answer to him, are made out as the source of the team's failures.

Posted by: ChampCane | January 06, 2014 at 05:49 PM

^^^^^^^^

This guy never tires of posting ridiculous comments. And when you point out to him just how far off in the clouds he is, he responds with even more absurd comments.

Find one accepted "expert" who believes that Al Golden has had "lack of success on the football field". It is impossible as no one in their right mind would ever make such an ignorant proclamation.

Moreover this guy never has anything good to say about UM football. Everyday and night he's like a chatty Cathy doll with the string you pull out of her chest saying the same thing over and over and over and over again.

I have a question for the rest of the members of this blog? Is there even one of you that doesn't recognize that Miami's defense is not playing at a high level? Is there even one of you that doesn't recognize that should next seasons defense not perform at a much higher level then Al Golden will be widely and fairly criticized? Finally, is there anyone who doesn't believe that Al Golden is intimately aware of all of the above?

Highly prized recruit Chad Thomas admitted he was nervous tha Al Golden might leave and believed if he left it would throw a curveball into Miami’s football future. Thomas said he was greatly relieved when he found out Sunday that Golden was staying.

“I know we have a special class coming in and I didn’t know what would happen if Coach Golden left,” Thomas said. “I’m glad he isn’t going anywhere. I know the rise back to the top is going to happen, and it’s going to be special. I want to be a part of it.”

Doesn't appear that Chad thinks Al Golden hasn't been getting it done on the football field. Does anyone believe that Chad, all the other recruits and their parents haven't done and received an in depth examination of what Al Golden has done on the football field? Do you think Penn State didn't know what they were going to get had Golden said yes. Well, Champcane believes all of those people haven't really given Coach's Golden's resume a thorough review, but he has and it's all bad!!

After learning that Al Golden was staying, incoming recruit Braxton Berrios wrote on Twitter: “WE ALL STAND WITH THE U!! It’s a canes thing, you guys just wouldn’t understand.”

Champcane should take Braxton's words to heart...he just doesn't understand!!


Five and Dee -
nice back and forth on the analysis, really nice.

Zook,
All three of those programs you mention came calling before this year - UCLA is fine? no? Wisc. too?

I thought you were the one first in line to criticize any media reports that can't be substantiated - no problem there for you, right?

But your JJ reference goes alllll the way back to AG's hiring and was nothing more than a curb appeal comment he made at hiring, which has been thoroughly explored and exposed previously no here by others, so again, sppaaare me.

As I mentioned here plainly before - until about halfway through this season, I was an AG supporter.

I will even muster through this next two years to give him a chance to win without any NCAA and recruiting excuses - to beat ONE team that finishes better than 8 games, etc. etc.

My vicious turn on AG and how the whole thing went down was never anything more than my speculation about what the likely scenario presented.

I stand by all of it.
I claim no insider information.

Looking at the evidence available and presented, those are the thought experiments I had fun with. I made that clear at every point.

As I have also made very clear at every opportunity: Whatever the most extreme opinions and speculations presented by any of us here about how this that or the other went down and why....it's somewhere in between - it's called gray area - and we will all be okay.

I seem to remember your doomsday scenario just prior to the announcement that your coach made about staying...shall I go fetch it?


Because you can cut and paste anything I have ever posted and I will answer for it. Can you say the same?
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Holding my nose and saying...GO NOLES!

Oh yeah, HTC, Champ's, and Junkie's points about the Defense being more on AG than DNO is reaally true and good.

The most wtf comment by golden was when he said the defense was on an upswing. The only upswing I see is giving up more yards as the year went on

Hey Al Golden...You worthless piece of trash..Here are the real stats on defense...DEAD LAST IN THE ACC AND EACH YEAR IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE!!


http://sebastianspub.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/no-d -in-coral-gables/

No D in Coral Gables

Al Golden went on the Joe Rose Show today on WQAM in Miami, and after giving a completely implausible version of events of what transpired the last few days with Penn State, shifted to a discussion of the play on the field.

He immediately went into a full throated defense of his defense, citing progress and laundry listing statistics. There is a problem with the approach that Golden took, however. This improvement does not take into account the difference in quality of opponents from 1 year to the next. Golden listed out specific, cherry picked statistics where the defense marginally improved, but this ignores the fact that the 2012 Miami Hurricanes played 2 top teams out of conference (Notre Dame and Kansas State), while the 2013 Miami Hurricanes played one of the softest schedules in program history.

For a fair and complete analysis, it is important to compare like to like. In his interview, Golden also brought up the 2011 team, pointing out how good it was by once again cherry picking metrics. But what about a complete analysis of Golden’s defense and the one that preceded his arrival under head coach Randy Shannon, comparing games in the conference so you are comparing apples to apples? Oh, we have you covered.

The statistics are from games against conference opponents only in each year. So it removes the good from the defense against Savannah State, etc… but it also removes the beatdowns from Notre Dame and Kansas State last year.

Essentially, this is about as fair a look, removing statistical noise and talent discrepancies, that you can take at a defense’s performance. And the results?

Conference Rankings

Total yards per game allowed

Dead last by 50 yards this year.
Next to last in 2012.
8th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Total yards per play allowed

13th this year.
11th (of 12) last year.
10th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Number of plays

Dead last this year.
Dead last last year.
5th in 2011.
4th in 2010.

Scoring defense in conference play

12th this year.
9th last year.
4th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: So the one year they slow down the game, the scoring defense looks good. But in reality, the Canes were still getting gashed at a ridiculous level. Since Al Golden arrived on campus, and right when he arrived on campus, the overall quality of the defense plummeted. Moving from one of the top in the ACC to the bottom.

Sacks in conference play

Tied for last this year.
11th last year.
8th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: Golden said they improved on sacks this year. This is only because they ran up numbers against the dregs like Savannah State. Once in conference play, they were tied for worst in the ACC.

Tackles for loss in conference play

Last this year.
11th last year.
7th in 2011.
1st in 2010.

Analysis: Basically, Miami doesn’t make plays behind the line of scrimmage against vaunted ACC O-Lines and Offenses. In 2010, the year prior to Golden’s arrival, they were the best in the conference at this.

Opponent 3rd down conversion % in conference

Last this year.
10th last year.
8th in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Opponent 3rd down conversions in conference

13th this year.
8th last year.
4th in 2011.
4th in 2010.

Opponent 4th down conversion % in conference

Last (83% ALLOWED!).
5th last year.
5th in 2011.
1st in 2010.

Opponent 4th down conversions in conference

Tied for last this year.
Tied for 4th last year.
T-6 in 2011.
1st in 2010

Analysis: The team doesn’t get off the field on 3rd down. They don’t get off the field on 4th down. Again, in 2011 when they slowed down the game, the number of conversions went down, but they still converted them at a ridiculous rate.

Opponent redzone touchdown conversion % in conference

4th this year.
8th last year.
1st in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Opponent redzone touchdown conversions

9th this year.
12th last year.
1st in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Analysis: The good thing about the defense is that when the opponent gets to the redzone, they actually do a good job of keeping the opponent from scoring touchdowns. The bad news is that they let them in there more times than anyone in the conference, so they get scored on one way or another.

Opponent plays of greater than 10 yards in conference

last this year.
last last year.
10th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Opponent plays of greater than 20 yards in conference

11th this year.
9th last year.
1st in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: This is pretty remarkable. Not only is the defense not making plays behind the line of scrimmage, but other teams are converting big plays.

Turnovers forced conference play

tied for 6th this year.
tied for 2nd last year.
10th in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Analysis: The Canes did a good job of forcing turnovers the last 2 years. Interestingly enough, even in this positive metric, it actually trended down this year.

Conclusions

The defensive “progress” and “upward trend” in performance Al Golden referenced in his Joe Rose Show interview are COMPLETELY attributable to the out of conference opponents being weaker. The defense has yet to improve in three years, and there is no statistical justification for continuing under the same defensive staff and/or scheme. We’ll close with this handy little chart showing the real lack of progress.

I loved Golden and appreciate him for standing by us when the Shapiro mess came on and for getting the Cane family back together.

But another year of this atrocious defensive scheme and he loses his Cane card.

Playing pressure defense and taking it to the offense is in our DNA down here, waiting and reacting must be a Happy Valley thing, but definitely is NOT a Cane thing.

Sad and disappointed to hear Golden's words today.

Play the Freshman gets post of the year so far....

Go ACC! I'm expecting a blowout win for FSU.

2019 and the anti-Golden crowd will still be here. Dat Goldie is a bum. Gallo get that new fake list over to Tubby asap. You should a million names by now. What da hell you doin'.

Did not read the Bog yet...will after the game or maybe never...

But I assume most of you are pissed off, but I see Playthefreshmen re posted his posting from Barry's Blog...here is what I posted prior to Playthefreshmen, his post and then my response...

But first and foremost tonight...

WDE! (War Damn Eagle!)

Now to the posts from Barry's Blog:

XXXXXXXXXX My Post XXXXXXXXXX

Seems like we have to see this Defense thing play out...

Total Defense since Golden has been here

2013 - 89th
2012 - I think 120th
2011 - 45th

The issue with 2011 was we were 70th in Total Offense...

I do not recall what Offense was in 2012 and we were 48th this year...

I do felt out Offense hurt our defense more this year than last year.

I like to score fast, and you have to take what they give you, but we have to slow down the Tempo to run clock and keep our defense off the field...

I would expect a top 30 Offense next year and a top 50 Defense as well.

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!

BTW WDE! (War Damn Eagle!)

Posted by: It's A Cane Thing! | 01/06/2014 at 07:53 PM

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No D in Coral Gables

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Al Golden went on the Joe Rose Show today on WQAM in Miami, and after giving a completely implausible version of events of what transpired the last few days with Penn State, shifted to a discussion of the play on the field.

He immediately went into a full throated defense of his defense, citing progress and laundry listing statistics. There is a problem with the approach that Golden took, however. This improvement does not take into account the difference in quality of opponents from 1 year to the next. Golden listed out specific, cherry picked statistics where the defense marginally improved, but this ignores the fact that the 2012 Miami Hurricanes played 2 top teams out of conference (Notre Dame and Kansas State), while the 2013 Miami Hurricanes played one of the softest schedules in program history.

For a fair and complete analysis, it is important to compare like to like. In his interview, Golden also brought up the 2011 team, pointing out how good it was by once again cherry picking metrics. But what about a complete analysis of Golden’s defense and the one that preceded his arrival under head coach Randy Shannon, comparing games in the conference so you are comparing apples to apples? Oh, we have you covered.

The statistics are from games against conference opponents only in each year. So it removes the good from the defense against Savannah State, etc… but it also removes the beatdowns from Notre Dame and Kansas State last year.

Essentially, this is about as fair a look, removing statistical noise and talent discrepancies, that you can take at a defense’s performance. And the results?

Conference Rankings

Total yards per game allowed

Dead last by 50 yards this year.
Next to last in 2012.
8th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Total yards per play allowed

13th this year.
11th (of 12) last year.
10th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Number of plays

Dead last this year.
Dead last last year.
5th in 2011.
4th in 2010.

Scoring defense in conference play

12th this year.
9th last year.
4th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: So the one year they slow down the game, the scoring defense looks good. But in reality, the Canes were still getting gashed at a ridiculous level. Since Al Golden arrived on campus, and right when he arrived on campus, the overall quality of the defense plummeted. Moving from one of the top in the ACC to the bottom.

Sacks in conference play

Tied for last this year.
11th last year.
8th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: Golden said they improved on sacks this year. This is only because they ran up numbers against the dregs like Savannah State. Once in conference play, they were tied for worst in the ACC.

Tackles for loss in conference play

Last this year.
11th last year.
7th in 2011.
1st in 2010.

Analysis: Basically, Miami doesn’t make plays behind the line of scrimmage against vaunted ACC O-Lines and Offenses. In 2010, the year prior to Golden’s arrival, they were the best in the conference at this.

Opponent 3rd down conversion % in conference

Last this year.
10th last year.
8th in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Opponent 3rd down conversions in conference

13th this year.
8th last year.
4th in 2011.
4th in 2010.

Opponent 4th down conversion % in conference

Last (83% ALLOWED!).
5th last year.
5th in 2011.
1st in 2010.

Opponent 4th down conversions in conference

Tied for last this year.
Tied for 4th last year.
T-6 in 2011.
1st in 2010

Analysis: The team doesn’t get off the field on 3rd down. They don’t get off the field on 4th down. Again, in 2011 when they slowed down the game, the number of conversions went down, but they still converted them at a ridiculous rate.

Opponent redzone touchdown conversion % in conference

4th this year.
8th last year.
1st in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Opponent redzone touchdown conversions

9th this year.
12th last year.
1st in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Analysis: The good thing about the defense is that when the opponent gets to the redzone, they actually do a good job of keeping the opponent from scoring touchdowns. The bad news is that they let them in there more times than anyone in the conference, so they get scored on one way or another.

Opponent plays of greater than 10 yards in conference

last this year.
last last year.
10th in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Opponent plays of greater than 20 yards in conference

11th this year.
9th last year.
1st in 2011.
5th in 2010.

Analysis: This is pretty remarkable. Not only is the defense not making plays behind the line of scrimmage, but other teams are converting big plays.

Turnovers forced conference play

tied for 6th this year.
tied for 2nd last year.
10th in 2011.
2nd in 2010.

Analysis: The Canes did a good job of forcing turnovers the last 2 years. Interestingly enough, even in this positive metric, it actually trended down this year.

Conclusions

The defensive “progress” and “upward trend” in performance Al Golden referenced in his Joe Rose Show interview are COMPLETELY attributable to the out of conference opponents being weaker. The defense has yet to improve in three years, and there is no statistical justification for continuing under the same defensive staff and/or scheme. We’ll close with this handy little chart showing the real lack of progress.

Posted by: Playthefreshmen | 01/06/2014 at 07:55 PM

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Playthefreshmen...I think you just proved my point and what Golden is saying!

I look at my post before what you just posted!

If we look back to 2010 and 2011 (Goldens and his BFF DC first year)...the issues were Offense!

This year and last year the issues were mostly Defense...as we had enough players with talent in 2010 & 2011 to compete defensively...

If you extapolate this...there was a serious lack of recruiting defensive players after the 2010 & 2011 season...

So I can see why Golden wants to give his BFF a shot with kids they have brought in the last 2 classes along with the quality we have coming in this year...

Either way, even if we do not like it...we are going to see what happens...and we have no control over it...

So...we might have well start to support the Players, the 2014 Class and do what we can to help let the 2015 and beyond kids know we LOVE The U, and we want them to come help!

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!


Posted by: It's A Cane Thing! | 01/06/2014 at 08:04 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/01/golden-says-coaching-staff-will-remain-intact-addresses-other-issues-in-news-conference/comments/page/2/#comments#storylink=cpy

WDE! (War Damn Eagle!)

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!

Playthefreshmen...I think you just proved my point and what Golden is saying!

I look at my post before what you just posted!

If we look back to 2010 and 2011 (Goldens and his BFF DC first year)...the issues were Offense!

This year and last year the issues were mostly Defense...as we had enough players with talent in 2010 & 2011 to compete defensively...

If you extapolate this...there was a serious lack of recruiting defensive players after the 2010 & 2011 season...

So I can see why Golden wants to give his BFF a shot with kids they have brought in the last 2 classes along with the quality we have coming in this year...

Either way, even if we do not like it...we are going to see what happens...and we have no control over it...

So...we might have well start to support the Players, the 2014 Class and do what we can to help let the 2015 and beyond kids know we LOVE The U, and we want them to come help!

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!


Posted by: It's A Cane Thing! | 01/06/2014 at 08:04 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/01/golden-says-coaching-staff-will-remain-intact-addresses-other-issues-in-news-conference/comments/page/2/#comments#storylink=cpy

I seem to remember your doomsday scenario just prior to the announcement that your coach made about staying...shall I go fetch it?

^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, go fetch it!!

you are 'thee' most negative blogger on here who has hated the coaches from 2010 (in your own words).

Posted by: Football | January 06, 2014 at 06:44 PM

I am a prophet. Remember this post, since you seem to doubt me.

ChampCane You and Cane72 are objective? Cane72 cannot see beyond a 4-3 D
Posted by: Football
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hey moron football, a clue for you. the Cane NO defense set up by goldie and d'o have not stopped any team they played, even the lesser quality teams. Duhhhhhhhhhh.
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This can't get anymore hilarious. the part I like is "The answer is continuity." That means he sees absolutely no problems with anything on D and, basically, hopes "more of the same" will continue.

I am now convinced that regime change is needed more than ever before. I can see it now: This year it was 500-plus yards a game that UM gave up. How will it be next year? This just continuously cracks me up.
Posted by: 'Cool 'Cat
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Yup. In engineering they teach you if you can identify the problem, you have half the answer.

In psychiatry, they say doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

I think goldie and d'o and the entire staff are insane cause they sure can not identify THEIR problem, IE, golden and d'o NO defense and the offensive's hail mary passes and flat passes. And they keep thinking things are going to change.
Ah well, noooooooo, nothing will change. In fact, maybe it will get worse since now everyone wants to invite the Hurricanes to play instead of the old days when they all wanted to drop the Hurricanes from their schedules.

BTW, Dennis Ericson won a National Championship in his FIRST year because he did not change anything on Jimmy's defense. Jimmy Johnson could have won three but for a couple of bad plays. Howard brought the Dolphin's and Shula's pro style game to the U. And worthless shannon and goldie have dissed that and gone to crap football schemes and are too stupid to change back to what got Miami its respect and NCs.
What a bunch of freakin morons.

Auburn got this.

This game is intense...Auburn looking pretty good though

Lots of Florida guys on Auburn...

"That doesn't mean we're not going to tweak our personnel or our uses of personnel and how we devise things, the quality control you go through in deciding what's best. A team is reborn every year. What was good for this past team may not be what's best for this team coming back. Whether its a different quarterback, a different running game."

I'm reading a more RB driven and TE balanced passing attack. Stephen had the arm and didn't use the TE. Ryan has the release and finds the TE. I'm looking forward to the offense next season. May not be as explosive in the passing game but I bet we'll control the ball better. Competition will be better with the young bloods coming in and the entire program will get better. We need more playmakers like Braxton and company who will raise the intensity of practice. A lot of brash young men in the class and I even like that mouthy kid who wants the defense to change. Luv it. Praying for a healthy Duke and Yearby. Also expecting a surprise like Edwards somewhere down the line... FSU loses and watch Cook switch back.

Hope Golden and staff are home watching...and record...and taking notes.

Listening to Golden's WQAM interview with Joe Rose,Rick Scott and Charlie Crist have nothing on the Politician Golden. His tap dancing, salesman pitches, and talking out of both sides of his cheek, he should run for governor. However, he is an Empty Suit, spewing biased statistics, without the most important result: WINNING.

He sounds more like a Boiler Room Salesman reading a script that a coach who needs to have URGENCY in winning. Once again, he talks, process, patience, "we're not yet where we want to be". Can you imagine Saban, Bellichek, or even Urban Meyer saying: "We're not yet where we want to be (after three years)". The fan base and or organizations/adminstration's would eat those guys up with such a complacent comment.

Cut the excuses and have URGENCY TO WIN NOW. UM FANS, Ex Players, Administration. HOLD THIS GUY ACCOUNTABLE!

He is a true salesman, throwing in tie downs like: "Make Sense?", "Are you with me?". Just so he can sell people on his argument. Trying to get Joe off topic. This guy is an EMPTY SUIT SALESMAN. Get rid of this guy.

"This is a great performance by ATHLETES and a COACHING STAFF"
---Brent Musburger

Enough said.......

Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | January 06, 2014 at 09:07 PM


"A lot of brash young men in the class and I even like that mouthy kid who wants the defense to change. Luv it".

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Who cares about them being brash coming in, Al will put them on the unity council and tame that just like has done the other brash kids from the 305.

If we have another 4-9 season, Golden won't last!! Oh wait, we went 9-4. Which was better than last year, which was better than the year before. Did I mention we're hauling in a top 5 class too?

Wahhhhh wahhhhh I don't like the style of our wins! I don't like this and I want want want. You guys sound like little children not happy with their Christmas gifts. Please, post more reaaally long lists to illustrate your childishness.

Worst...

You must like watching the championship game and thinking there's no way the canes can hang with either team.

How many years has Jimbo been there?

CONTINUITY?!!!

IS THIS GUY KIDDING?!!!

By the way, the method for winning the ACC is to build an SEC type team.

But, FSU may make a comeback. We shall see.

In the interim, UM is stuck with a coach who will not be flexible and make tough deciions. Maybe he is right, but continuing the defense we have seen is not good news.

"The 305 in Ohio"

I thought the same thing when I heard that comment.

Best laugh of the day---when anyone starts quoting Brent Fussburger as if he has anything to say, it is time to give it up.

Posted by: If Not Butch; Certainly Petrino | January 06, 2014 at 09:13 PM

Butch was 5-6 in year 3 and now you want him over Golden who is 9-4 after 3 years? You're the same crowd that was flying banners over the stadium to fire Butch. You don't know weather you're coming or going.

[]_[] win with local talent and hard work. Forget the rest. This is a player-driven football program.

dbc,

The SEC type of team used to be the Miami Hurricanes. That speed is our blueprint at work. FSU is also that type of team, I think they can comeback.

Auburn has a great offensive scheme for FSU. Really impressive to see a team show they can prepare when given time. Unlike the process we have down here.

I want this guy to be HC..

I want that guy.

Not this guy.

I got news for you guys. I want Claudia Schiffer, but that isn't happening either.

If pissing and moaning is therapeutic by all means continue. If it isn't try to accept the situation or move on. There is nothing you have written or will write that will make any impact. That's the definition of insanity.

Back to Tigers and Noles.

Duke isn't tame. Hit stick and bring that swag to practice. Offense vs Defense.

You all act like AG got the best talent in the country, much less the state. c'mon now. His real tenure begins now.

The bloggers here except a couple=
morons!!,!,!,!,!,!,!

Golden is q good coach but you brain deads cant see beyond your hate, that,

He has improved every year
His recruiting is better than anything shannon ever had
He has tuck with miami despite the shapiro debacle which occurred under shannon

He can speak to people
He is redruiting so fl. Not just miami nw

He beat florida

Nuf said

F you cool cat, calvin, and ll you niga a55es

It actually is therapeutic to beat Golden down. That bowl game and the PSU interview just got me down.

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