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Hurricanes offensive guard Jonathan Feliciano announces he's returning for his senior year

  Welcome back to University of Miami guard Jon Feliciano, another underclassmen who said Friday he is staying for his senior season, joining linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo and tight end Clive Walford.

Here's the release from UM regarding Jon.

 Miami Hurricanes offensive guard Jon Feliciano will return to school for his senior season, the Davie native announced Friday.

 “I am coming back (to Miami) because I believe in what Coach Golden, the staff and our team are doing here,” Feliciano said. “I think the program is rising at an all-time pace. With all the NCAA stuff behind us, we can come into a season without anything hanging over our heads.”

 Feliciano started all 13 games along the offensive line, making 11 starts at left guard and two starts at right tackle. An honorable mention All-ACC selection by ACSMA, he helped anchor the offensive line that paved the way for Miami’s offense to average 425.8 yards of total offense and 33.8 points per game.

 As a sophomore in 2012, he started all 12 games at left guard en route to All-ACC honorable mention from ACSMA. He has started 26 straight games on Miami’s offensive line and 33 of 35 career games.

 “I have some flaws in my game and that’s the reason why I’m staying for my senior season at Miami,” Feliciano said. “The coaches do a great job in finding weak spots in your game and making them your strength.”

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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deny until you fie all you want.....

2011 - no division, conference or bowl trophy
2012 - no division, conference or bowl trophy
2013 - no division, conference or bowl trophy

you know why that is?

Temple 2006-2010: no division, conference or bowl trophy

"the song remains the same"

Facts > insults & grandstanding.

Ego trumps all

Harriet "if you don't like my posts you aren't a Canes fan" Tubbo.

that's right green pea because once a guy is looking to leave....he will leave ultimately....the true loyal guys ALWAYS get offers to better themselves especially the good ones.....BUT they stay and don't engage in NEGOTIATIONS (back and forth between golden and his agent)

more money is NOT the reason most people leave a firm....if your happy and getting paid well..you stay...that's the way it works in the real world...

that's right green pea.....all the good guys in a firm always are offered more money.....some take it most don't since that is usually not the reason someone leaves their job....

a KEY guy in the firm lets say the managing director goes behind the scenes and tries to cut a deal with the competition (PSU).....then is exposed in the media....the CEO/Board would fire his as....s

Whats the over/under on the content of your posts before opening day ROTF?!?!

U have nothing to every single day but come here to do this LOL! Its ok to come here everyday to talk Cane football, but U NEVER do that.

Why are U so mad?

U don't have an opinion or original thought. Are U masochist? Because U obviously love being manhandled here everyday by facts...oh well...proceed.

Galloinda, in an enlightened company, like mine, adults are encouraged to monitor the labor environment and determine their worth. Who wants fools working for them who have no idea what market actually is.

Welcome to the 21st century.

oh not only is this managing director looking to better his deal but has lost money (no trophy's) since he was hired......

wee like you but well miss you.....

Al needs to put his tie on and go spin this whole thing. Leave Dino in his cage.

loyalty trumps all....you don't see GOOGLE key people leaving do you...NEVER, they love it there.....its extremely hard to even be hired...no one leaves....

people want loyalty above all.....there is no price on TRUST...its an adult thing, lol

so that is BS..

I'd think even a fool like Gallo would know that stock option heavy Google employees are hardly representative of employees overall.

Wrong again. Stupid knows no floor with him.

Again, University of Miami deserves a Coach that says it is his " dream job," embraces it and stays, not a political dancer who spins whatever is happening for his own cover...We deserve better.

Nonetheless, let's get better and improve for 2014...

Go Canes!

Based on what you read here, guess the 49ers have no chance today with their 3-4 defense. Wonder how they made the playoffs and won 12 games.

I don't think Golden is being judged on results. Look at where this defense is ranked. ... If you say but the NCAA, then that's not judging on results.
Posted by: Canesjunkie | January 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Well, the fans are judging on the results now (in terms of defensive yardage allowed) and the admin will probably judge him in another couple of years. While everyone is unhappy about the defensive performance, our W-L record has continued to get better (6-6, 7-5, 9-4). Isn't that more important?

I however disagree with your assessment that NCAA mess should have no bearing on the results. They do. For example, we may not have lost to MD in 2011 if not for the NCAA related suspensions. I also think UF and FSU negatively recruited against us by screaming "death penalty", so it did affect our recruiting.

In my opinion, a gradual improvement and culture change that can be sustained is much better than a one year wonder. This staff needs to prove themselves in short order now that the NCAA mess is gone and I hope they will be judged the same way past coaches were judged. I will say this though, the team does look better prepared to me and looks closer to the 2003/4 team.

Dbc, what we deserve is irrelevant for 2014. It is set and the ongoing chirping is either just meaningless venting or designed to damage recruiting and morale.

Posted by: Jim Gallo | January 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Gallo's lying as usual.

2011 - self imposed bowl ban
2012 - self imposed conference championship game ban and a bowl ban.

UNC knew their punishment before the season however we self imposed in 2012 after winning the division. (Ohio State was 12-0 as well, but they were prohibited from post season and therefore never ranked by the coaches/ BCS - that was not the case with us).

Posted by: Jim Gallo | January 12, 2014 at 01:01 PM

Jimbo, look up Marissa Ann Mayer and get back to me. In short, she was a very important Google executive, now the CEO of yahoo. Again, you are wrong. People leave google all the time.

Coaching game plans and preparing the team to perform against winning competition over the last three years is damaging that all by itself more than enough over the last three seasons of Hurricane football.

Just like Ganes fans taking their daily golden shower from their favorite meat spigot damages their ability to make any point based on team performance in favor of their favorite Pedo State idiot duo.

It's a Ganes thing, they never understand.

Football you are right on. To not take the NCAA investigation that Golden has had to deal with into account when evaluating the job that he has done here would be purely ignorant when Shannon never had to deal with anything remotely close to it. You have to look at how the team is trending and what other variables contributed to the outcome. I don't believe there is a person on here who is completely happy with where we are at right now, but the positive aspect is we are trending upward and to better results each year.
The fact is Golden's plan is working, it may not be as fast as we want it but it never is. I will take sustained success over a long period of time over the quick fix which leads to false hope. If people would be honest with themselves and actually remember the process back to the top in the late 90's they would see they are eerily similar.

Football,

Golden has pretty much the same record that Shannon did at this point.

Can we agree he should be fired if he doesn't have a 10 win season? I don't see how he survives without an acc title.

What does the NCAA have to do with the offense being respectable and the 'efenses being the worst we ever seen at Miami?

Didn't the offense have the same "cloud"?

What does the McCain have to do with Bad Knees Green in press coverage. Or porter and Robinson in zone coverage?

Or why our db's play 7 yards off the wr's on 3rd and 5?

The 'fensive scheme is straight dookie and the head coach is responsible for it!!


What does the NCAA have to do with the hc blaming the 'efenses terrible 3rd down on the offense? Couldn't the same case be made that since the 'efense's 3rd down % is so terrible it throws the O out of sync?

Posted by: championships is all that matters | January 12, 2014 at 01:59 PM

NCAA...check. Shannon...check!

Good post! U just forgot to mention Butch Davis and "horsies" in some capacity.

Golden's interview ended the excuse period for me, so it's acc champions or good bye Al. And I don't care if it's fsu in the way. Find a way to beat them.

I see you posted using your HarrietTubmanCane screen name...have you grown tired of using my screen name??


Football you are right on. To not take the NCAA investigation that Golden has had to deal with into account when evaluating the job that he has done here would be purely ignorant when Shannon never had to deal with anything remotely close to it. You have to look at how the team is trending and what other variables contributed to the outcome. I don't believe there is a person on here who is completely happy with where we are at right now, but the positive aspect is we are trending upward and to better results each year.
The fact is Golden's plan is working, it may not be as fast as we want it but it never is. I will take sustained success over a long period of time over the quick fix which leads to false hope. If people would be honest with themselves and actually remember the process back to the top in the late 90's they would see they are eerily similar.
Posted by: championships is all that matters | January 12, 2014 at 01:59 PM

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

Championships,

In my opinion we are mostly dealing with one maybe two posters who employ a variety of screen names while falsely claiming to be Canes fans.

Why would Canes fans, no matter how good the news is, find a way to turn the news around into a supposed negative?

When the team was undefeated at 7 and 0 and ranked 7th in the country they complained. When the NCAA matter was finally put behind the team they complained. When current players like Howard, Perryman, Feliciano and others make positive comments about the direction of the program they complain. When Golden was putting together the third rated recruiting class they never had a positive word, but now that a few kids have de-committed, which happens in every recruiting class they are complaining and saying the world is coming to an end. We beat Florida when they were at full strength and now they say that win meant nothing...just imagine what they would be posting about Golden had we lost.

I could go on and on, suffice to say no one in their right mind who is a real Canes fan would dedicate their every day and night tearing every aspect of the program down after a 9 an 4 season, while screaming the head coach be fired after he steered the program through the worst NCAA attack since SMU that killed that program for over 25 years.

Part of the problem with them is they are illogical and unrealistic about what it takes to build a program and how hard it is to follow two inept head coaches. The other problem is they are blind by the difference in race between Shannon and Golden. Had Shannon been white they would have been calling for his head in year two. Lastly many of them just don't know football other than a final game result or a stat book they can read. If there was no NCAA situation Golden had to deal with and we were in year 4 or 5, I would be right there with them saying he needs to go. But unfortunately he has had to deal with the NCAA and negative recruiting all along, so if they were logical and just take a step back and use their brain they would see that the things they are screaming for are just unrealistic at this point and time.

Naw bruthas; it's quite a bit more than two posters that feel we need a change.

Ans despite your personal feelings for a few posters; I'm a "TRUE" Cane fan, which I never feel the need to justify to you or anyone else....

MC Rockets '85

"and" despite (sorry)


Part of the problem with them is they are illogical and unrealistic about what it takes to build a program and how hard it is to follow two inept head coaches. The other problem is they are blind by the difference in race between Shannon and Golden. Had Shannon been white they would have been calling for his head in year two. Lastly many of them just don't know football other than a final game result or a stat book they can read. If there was no NCAA situation Golden had to deal with and we were in year 4 or 5, I would be right there with them saying he needs to go. But unfortunately he has had to deal with the NCAA and negative recruiting all along, so if they were logical and just take a step back and use their brain they would see that the things they are screaming for are just unrealistic at this point and time.

Posted by: championships is all that matters | January 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM

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

I agree with your post, but would add that for the most part those that never have a good word about the program are bashers posing as Canes using countless screen names.

I believe it was yesterday that a member of this blog posted information proving that recruits, their families and friends do read and are influenced by these blogs. The information posted claimed that schools such as Florida are showing these blogs to recruits, thus negatively recruiting against the Canes based on what is being said about Golden and our football program.

Finally, after 7 years of the Curse using numerous screen names posting hate and lies non-stop on every Canes blog it is impossible for me to believe he suddenly quit posting cold turkey. It is my belief he is one of the clowns posing as various supposed Canes using a variety of screen names.

THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING is now mocking THE BEST NEW(OLD) POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING and crying about his screen name being used against his wishes.

Ironic, when you consider how much time he spends doing exactly that to posters to satisfy his wish to talk Gator football on a Hurricane blog while re-scripting comments to brag about the most laughable signature win for a coach in the history of the sport.

It's a Ganes thing, he'll never understand.

What does the NCAA have to do with the hc blaming the 'efenses terrible 3rd down on the offense? Couldn't the same case be made that since the 'efense's 3rd down % is so terrible it throws the O out of sync?
Posted by: Nash | January 12, 2014 at 02:25 PM

Any reasonable person could see our 3rd down rates on D and O were awful. The HC IIRC was talking specifically about the bowl game where the O went 0 for 11 on 3rd down. So our weak link D was on the field for about 40 minutes.

Now what does this have to do with NCAA? This is what will happen when you cannot recruit top tier talent. You have some holes that opposing teams can find and take advantage of. Loss of Duke/ PD4 on the O was a major setback for us in addition to the O being out of sync in most games. We need top tier talent to come here particularly So. FL. talent. We need a few Dukes on D.

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Posted by: Canesjunkie | January 12, 2014 at 02:02 PM

Canesjunkie, the VT and the bowl games were really awful. If this coaching staff can prevent such let downs from happening in the future that will be a good start. What was your expectation before the start of the 2013 season?

Randy got fired after a yr 4 where he went 7-6 with a home loss to usf. He won 9 games yr 3. No coach taking over a rebuild gets 10 wins in yr 3 unless the talent level is top notch but been coached poorly. That wasn't the case with golden. He has improved every year that is a result The d still is suspect but got better. They should win 9-10 games again this year. The truth is the ncaa mess did impact this team. Guys like keith bryant went elsewhere due to death penalty whispers. Getting this team back to where it is was a good job. Miami wasn't like bama when saban took over or florida . Its more like usc when pete caroll took over and people wanted him fired after a yr 4 where him and carson palmer won only 9 games and he only went on to win a national title.

Keith Bryant's dad claims otherwise Ganes fan;

"Bryant’s older brother, Henry, said the decision was made a month ago, and was further solidified when Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher made an in-home visit to Bryant’s house, rather than sending assistant coaches to see him at home and school.

“Al Golden didn’t come to the house,” Henry Bryant said"

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/highschoolbuzz/2013/02/06/atlantics-keith-bryant-picks-florida-state-over-miami-southern-cal/

As usual, it's a Ganes thing, you never want to understand.

Here's some facts, Mr. Facts

Golden vs Shannon

AG has 1 more win in 3 years
AG earns more than a million more
AG lost to Duke, RS never did
AG has never beaten FSU, RS did
AG has never beaten a good (10+ win) team, RS has (twice)
AG has the worse defense in the ACC, RS had top 3 consistently
AG played the easiest schedule in Miami history in 2013 (Miami finished with 9-4 record)
RS played the most difficult schedule in 2009 (Miami finished with 9-4 record)

What was the point of another mediocre hire?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | January 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

AL GOLDEN'S ACHIEVEMENTS...

49-49 lifetime
0-9 vs ranked teams
0-2 in bowl games
NEVER beat a team with winning record in MAC..
Worst defense in ACC two years in a row (Yes people, behind Duke, WF, BC, Syracuse, Pitt and UVA)

You will be surprised how many people ignore these FACTS!!

Posted by: Playthefreshmen | January 11, 2014 at 08:52 AM

LOL! At the Sunday sermons.

They didn't want Al Golden http://t.co/AMjzyrzSiP

Prior to 2013 I expected to win the division and lose to FSU or Clemson in the ACC Championship game. I expected us to lose to FSU and Florida.

Zook,

Look at everything that happened after 7-0. That's why some of true canes fans here are upset.

Loss to VT - how many times did bubble screen and slant work against that defense!?! You have to be kidding me, it was the same play again and again.

Loss to Duke - It's Duke....It's still Duke. And VT lost before we kicked off. The division was there for us!!!!

Bowl Game - Louisville did us like we did Texas at the Cotton Bowl. Are you kidding me, it's Louisville!

Al Golden's Dream Job - Is there such a thing as 2 dream jobs? No! So now our head coach doesn't want to be here. Good luck selling yourself and the program to recruits now.

Mark D'onofrio - There's no defending this guy's continued employment on this coaching staff. Continuity isn't always a good idea.

I'm a Canes fan' I don't give a damn what color the coach is!!! WIN or get gone!!! If it applied to Shannon it should apply to Golden.

Also, you might want to stay in your playpin before you start the "race" baiting and head games!!!

Don't attempt to paint every poster, who doesn't agree with your "emotional" and oftentimes factless observations, with the same brush. If I come at you with respect; I expect the same....

Exactly dudes on here projecting that race stuff, which proves that its their own true motivation for the undying support of a career long mediocre coach.

Golden's individual success has taken on a bigger purpose than the Canes winning ball games, it now serves some personal and political interest for some former Canes fans. People were Canes fans 20 years before Shannon and race was never a determinant either way (non factor), there was zero precedent for a black HC at UM, thus there was no expectations for one. This race talk is a non-issue outside of whats in your own chest (thats why Shannon's name makes every single post despite him being gone for 4 years now). Its always just been Canes football no matter the color of anyone associated with the team. Dudes still trying to get over that decision--U should take that up with those who hired him--not this blog.

Golden is being judged on results and the merit of his record doesn't hold up, period.

not only Keith Bryant....same with jaynard bostwick, when his parents came to UM weekend golden didn't even come to see them...no one from the staff welcomed them that's why he decommitted.....

and how about the second round with Denver Kirkland parents having that meeting at UM campus to calm things down and Golden was a no show...remember?

NCAA sanctions came at the end on 2013....a couple of scholarships reductions big deal.....golden must have been "spooked" by the NCAA all of 2011/2012/2013....that's why he couldn't coach during the week and win on Saturdays.....

oh and for recruiting being hampered?

RB Alex Collins
OL Denver Kirkland
DT Terrell Brooks
LB Matthew Thomas
DT Jaynard Bostwick
DT Keith Bryant
OT Ereck Flowers
WR Rashawn Scott
DE Olsen Pierre
DT Corey King
LB Eddie Johnson
LB Gionni Paul
LB Denzel Perryman
DB Ladarius Gunter
S Deon Bush
P Dalton Botts
QB Ryan Williams
WR Robert Lockhart
WR Herb Waters
OG Daniel Isidora
OT Hunter Wells
DT Dequan Ivery
DT Earl Moore
DT Darius Smith
DE Ricardo Williams
DE Jelani Hamilton
DE Tyriq McCord
LB Thurston Armbrister
LB Raphael Kirby
CB Antonio Crawford
CB Thomas Finnie
CB Tracy Howard
S Rayshawn Jenkins
K Matt Goudis
QB Gray Crow
QB Preston Dewey
RB Dallas Crawford
RB Danny Dillard
WR Jontavious Carter
WR D'Mauri Jones
OL Taylor Gadbois
DT Jacoby Briscoe
DE Jalen Grimble
DE Dwayne Hoilett
DE Jake O'Donnell
DE Gabriel Terry
LB Jawand Blue
CB Nate Dortch
CB Larry Hope
QB David Thompson
WR Malcolm Lewis
QB Kevin Olsen
RB James Labady
RB Brandon Yosha
RB Augustus Edwards
RB Cornelius Elder
Ol Hunter Knighton
OL Sunny Odogwa
Ol Alex Gall
TE Standish Dobard
TE Beau Sandland
TE Ryheem Lockley
TE Sean Harvey

that doesn't include 2013/2014 class.....we have recruits coming out of our ass'''s

Gallo is a joke. Come back here in a few months and he'll still be here spewing ignorance with his keyboard courage. I'm still laughing about his legal knowledge during the who Shapiro fiasco. Gallo, please go back to spinning your cash for gold signs on the roadside and stop trolling Cane fans. Take that idiot Calvin with you.

Canesjunkie,

C'mon, the haters were complaining before the season even began and with each win they complained louder. It drove them even nuttier when the Canes beat the Gators as that was to be their signature hate loss, but Al Golden stuck it to them good.

It was clear during their 7 & 0 undefeated run and number 7 national ranking that the Canes had many, many weaknesses due to the damage the NCCA/Shapiro investigation and Shannon era did to recruiting and the culture of the players. If anyone had said we would be 9 & 4 after what the program endured with the NCAA I would have been thrilled. Like all REAL Canes fans I want to win EVERY game, but Bill Belichick with Nick Saban as his assistant coach would not have been able to change the reality that Al Golden has faced,

Notice that with every absurd Golden/Shannon comparison the haters conveniently leave out the NCAA beat-down and how Randy had put the program in a death spiral where he had even burned the bridges with most all of the local high school coaches.

Notice the similarities of what Bill O'Brien faced concerning the NCAA and clueless fans:

"You can print this: You can print that I don't really give a —— what the 'Paterno (Shannon) people' think about what I do with this program. I've done everything I can to show respect to Coach Paterno (Shannon). Everything in my power. So I could really care less about what the Paterno (Shannon) faction of people, or whatever you call them, think about what I do with the program. I'm tired of it.

"For any 'Paterno (Shannon) person' to have any objection to what I'm doing, it makes me wanna put my fist through this windshield right now."

He was just getting started:

"I'm trying to field the most competitive football team I can with ——ing near-death NCAA penalty sanctions. Every time I say something like that and somebody prints it, it's skewed as an excuse. And I'm not an excuse-maker. I'm trying to do the best I can for the kids in that program. That's all I care about is the kids in that program. As long as I'm the head football coach here."

You keep claiming that the Duke loss was an embarrassment. Duke had a damn good football team and demonstrated that fact to the country when playing Texas A&M and the country's best football player, "Johnny Football".

The Virginia Tech loss was painful, but due to a brutal game with FSU, the eventual national champions, that caused the season ending loss of our best player and emotional leader, Duke Johnson, the Canes simply could not get anything going and were visibly tired...not enough depth!!

Shannon got 4 yrs. Golden has had 3. Im sorry but shannon took over a team that was 9 win team before he took over. Golden took over a 7-6 team taht got ravaged by ncaa and players leaving, he burned bridges in south florida recruting. Im sorry but golden lost players he recruited because of ncaa and rumors of death penalty going 7-6 last year was considered a great coachng job but anyone not an idiot , miami was picked to finish last in coastal and win maybe 4 games. they won 7 , Then this year improved to 9 wins. The team lost to a great fsu team , a vt tech team after losing there top player , and then duke although duke almost beat a and m a team u told us miami couldn't even play with. Said a and m would beat us by 40 all the haters did. Miami had a good season and golden has this team improving year after year despite self imposed penalties 3 yr ncaa investigation and will continue to improve if the team doesn't then he should go but he deserves 5 yrs.

I agree Zook, and i will add this: calvin, cane 72, cool cat and others have been criticizing the golden hire from day ONE. When they lost to maryland thanks to the6 or so suspended players etc. stephen Morris showed what he would be, and we had absolutely zero depth thanks to randy shannons non-recruiting. The sycophants were at it day one.

Forget the decommitts people. UF just lost 3 guys and then stole powell back. Big deal. WE ARE STILL TOP 10 RECRUIT CLASS ON all 4 sites, 247sports, rivals, scout, and espn.com and Golden has 4 more spots to close strong

WE HAVE JOE YEARBY, top 5 RB in Nation, so we lost powell, big deal. Maybe we get 1 more RB, but we have Duke, Dallas, Big Gus who will be sophomore, and JOE YEARBY. NICE STABLE

BETHEL?? Plullllzzzz he doesn't want to compete, and we are DEEP at DB, and we got that top kid Hester at Safety from NJ and The Miami northwestern Kid Mayes at CB. WE ARE FINE

WE HAVE MOTEN AT DT, This kid Courtel Jenkins from NJ who on a radio show I heard is 4 star talent, and 2 juco DT's.............that's 4 big guys not counting 5 star chad Jackson DE and 4 star DE Demetrious. Also, quan and McCord are back and chick.

IF TRAVONTE COMES BACK SO BE IT. BUT WE ARE LOADED AT D LINE IN THIS CLASS AND RETURNEES

DEPTH IS BEING BUILT. BY 2015 SEASON, GOLDEN WILL have 4 classes.. not counting 2011 class that he had 3 weesk. THEN WE SHOULD BE ON FSU"S LEVEL, AND WILL HAVE KAAYA AND OLSEN AND ROSIER BATTLING FOR 2015 STARTING qb assuming Ryan Williams the SR(we need to win next year) beats out olsen, and then Olsen has 2 years to learn

The old canes days, they waited 3-4 years to play only 2. Testaverde was in the 82 class with Kosar, and didn't start till 1985 season. WALSh was 84 class I think and started 87. Erickson was 86 classs started in 89, Gino Torretta was 88 class started in 1991

DEPTH MY FRIENDS

Dom, thru all of that all caps posting and solely posting about talent, where is the proof or examples that would lead a fan to believe that Golden and staff can develop that talent? Is there an expectation that the incoming talent needs to be developed? Or are they so good that they'll just dominate the competition?

Are your expectations for Us returning to college football elite status solely based on player talent levels?

Do U remember the players Coker brought in who were 5 stars and then those that Shannon brought in who were 4 and 5 stars? Many of them didn't develop and the coaching didn't match their skill level, so we lost.

How can U continue to repeat this same mind state and ideology that 5 star recruits will be the fix, when the coaching isn't close to 5 star? Thats the definition of insanity, there's more than enough proof and evidence to the contrary of your argument. We've had top 5 classes (Coker, Shannon and now Golden has one) before and didn't win, thats a fact.

I've seen this post before--I used to be U when we got Ryan Moore, Reggie Youngblood, James Bryant, Kyle Wright, Lance Leggett, Tyrone Moss, Calvin Jones etc etc and then the MNW boys. The coaching wasn't on par and they all still did much better than Golden's group, especially defensively.

I love your enthusiasm but we've seen this movie before bro.

Championships is all that matters go change your I'd ASAP bc your weak lame excuse filled posts are the exact opposite of your Id. Your is should be mediocrity is all that matters

Why are we still talking about the NCAA mess? Yes, the pending sanctions may have cost us some of the elite football players over the past several years. I have evaluated the existing coaching staff based on their roster and performance on the field. From my observations at the games, we continued to look confused on defense prior to the snap of the ball. The defensive back 7 were too far off the ball to react and take the proper angle to the ball. The problems on defense is bigger than the NCAA mess, and Golden often shared that the players and staff did not focus on external distractions. Therefore, let's just stop giving this entire coaching staff a pass, to include the HC. The bottom line is results! Golden and Shannon were bad hires to run an elite football program.

As I have looked back at the initial comments made by Golden, he came here with the wrong philosopy. Yes, he was successful in building Temple program and culture. The U is an international brand and logo that does not need to be introduce nor considered a building project. The U football program changed college football like no other institution.

I am sorry, but I gotta call it like it is...because I supported Golden from day one. I cannot overlook his inability to make the necessary changes for the program. Florida, Alabama, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and USC are making changes to improve their programs. I have not read any of the HCs talking about no talent. The HCs have recognized that their existing scheme and/or coaching staff are not helping their players perform to potential.

How can Golden say he rather not change, because of several isolated exposive plays on offense and defense? The exposive plays were due to the players' talent, not the scheme. The 2 TD Morris threw against FSU were excellent throws. The INTs made by our defense in that game were due to bad throws by the QB. Coley and Duke made the OC look good some games, but I never saw the offensive in a flow. The defensive players never looked comfortable playing in a scheme that has been install 3 years ago.

Yes, I am not a coach and really don't know what is going on at practice. On game day, I observed Duke, NC, Wake, VT, and FSU having a game plan that exposed the U in 2013: no pass rush, LBs and DE cannot cover the edges and underneath passes, play action is a deep ball, no screens or passes to RB, and the blitz comes from the right side. As for 2014, the HC reported, he will not change staff nor schemes. WOW, and we pay him how much?

I don't understand the fixation of some people on this blog trying to compare RS with AG. AG and RS were in completely different situations, so it would not be a fair comparison to make. Given that we had the NCAA situation with Davis, a comparison with him may be more appropriate if one wants to compare coaches. In some sense, AG's position was more difficult because he was dealing with an unknown for three years, whereas Davis knew the punishments well in advance. But, we have what we have now and we will look forward to the next season.

All those who claim that Duke is Duke and we lost to them must not have been paying attention to Blue Devil football. They had a W-L record of 13-90 from 1999-2007 and were 0-12 in 2007. And some of you then were making fun of RS after a hard fought 24-14 win
in Durham in 2007. The Blue Devils have a 10-4 overall record this year and put up nearly 700 yards and 48 points on the TAMU defense before a heart break loss in the 4th Q. Even Alabama didn't put up that many yards on TAMU. So, to say Duke is Duke and AG lost to Duke is not being objective.

Davis, Coker, Shannon, Golden all have lost games the needed to win. Davis lost to Syrcause (a 66-13 shellacking) with the Big East title on the line. Coker had the national title meltdown against OSU and 2005 Peach Bowl loss vs LSU. Shannon GT in 2008 with ACC coastal title on the line and Golden's loss to VT and Duke with the ACC Coastal title on the line all came at the most inopportune time. I for one hope our trajectory goes upward next year with a few Duke Johnson like players coming in and helping the D out. We have DZP coming back and Figuroa and Grace be difference makers as LBs. Our DT position with a couple of junior college transfers and the top talent coming in should be able to contribute similar to Ereck Flowers who contributed right away on the OL. Keep the belief folks. Talent will overcome bad execution most of the time.

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