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UM Canes coach Al Golden, word for word on today's Atlantic Coast Conference spring wrap-up

There was no significant news delivered by football coach Al Golden on today's ACC spring teleconference. But I transcribed it nonetheless (So, did the ACC, and it appears we both finished at about the same time!).

Here it is, for your edification.

OPENING STATEMENT BY AL GOLDEN: “We had a chance to sit down with all the student-athletes on the team individually. We’re getting ready for exams. Guys will get a little break and then we’ll come back for summer session and obviously get ready for the 2014 season.”

 

Q: What units and players most improved from start of spring to end?

 GOLDEN: “I don’t think there’s any question on offense, the running back position and tight end position made a great deal of progress. On the defensive side we probably made the most progress really in the secondary and then our depth at linebacker made a dramatic improvement clearly with the development of JaWand Blue and the arrival of Juwon Young and Darrion Owens.”

 Q: What’s your confidence level in the quarterback position after the injury to Ryan Williams?

  GOLDEN: “High. We’re not going to change what we do. We need to do a really good job of establishing the running game and keeping it simple and doing the things that we do best, getting into more third-and-manageables. We had way too many third-and-longs last year to possess the ball and convert. Clearly, the two young men that we have here on campus right now can do it and the two that are coming in will also have an opportunity to compete.”

 Q: Is Kevin Olsen the guy right now? Is that undisputed?

 GOLDEN: “Yeah.  Kevin finished ahead of Gray Crow coming out of the spring and whoever is at the helm for us on Labor Day night [against Louisville] we’ll have confidence in and we’ve got to rally around. We’re not going to change who we are and how we operate.”

 Q: With spring as a whole, what did you take away as the things that maybe the team improved the most on as you head toward the summer?

 GOLDEN: “I think we improved a lot on our tackling on defense. Even in the spring game I thought our tackling was good. We developed the depth that we need at certain positions. Positions that jump out for me are safety, linebacker, wide receivers – all of those guys improved from a depth standpoint. As I said multiple times during the spring, this group came to work everyday. They had a good focus, they’re not a team that screws around a lot. They pretty matter-of-factly got down to business and got a lot done during the spring.”

 Q: What’s your assessment of the receiver position?

 GOLDEN: “We’re making progress. We don’t have the total numbers we would like. Most programs have 10 or 11 guys on scholarship. We’re not there yet as the result of what we’ve had to go through here the last couple of years. Certainly there are five or six guys emerging that really could be a starter at any given point. I’m anxious to see how that plays out over the summer and then in training camp. There are a number of guys there who have started and who very well could be the starter depending on how the competition goes this summer. Those guys have done a good job.”

 Q: What have you been talking to Ryan Williams about as far as when he’s hoping to get back this year?

 GOLDEN: “Everything they’re telling me, everything is going really well. He hasn’t had any setbacks yet, which is great. Again, it’s clearly going to be the doctor’s call. But his rehabilitation is going really well right now and knock on wood it will to continue to do that.”

 Q: As the ACC looks ahead to its spring meetings, it sounds like the eight-nine debate on number of conference games is going to be front and center. How do you feel about it?

 GOLDEN: “Whatever we do we need uniformity – uniformity in terms of crossover opponents; uniformity in terms of out of conference opponents. I’ve been in favor of going to nine. I think it would help balance our schedules. I like the way the league has grown and the new membership clearly is going to make us better. They are very attractive markets that have helped our league out. I’m in favor of playing nine if we can. We’ll see how it develops here in the next couple of weeks.”

 Q: So, you’ll see more people in the league more often – so a young man, say, who comes to Miami would get a chance at least once in his career to play a team in the Atlantic Division. Is that your primary motivation?

 GOLDEN: “The primary motivation is to make sure everybody is playing the same type of schedule more than anything. It’s balanced. Clearly there’s a great disparity right now in out-of-conference play – not just between the ACC and other leagues but within our league. We need to all understand better what the parameters are and what it’s going to take to ultimately get into a playoff. It’s really hard for us as a head coach or as an organization or athletic directors to make those decisions on the schedule when we really don’t know all the parameters that make it up.”

 Q: Wanted an update to see if you’ve had a chance to talk recently to quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier and gauge how their progress is going as they get ready to get on campus soon?

 GOLDEN: “They’re busy now completing all the things that they have to do to graduate and to make the transition, which is never easy for anybody. Their focus is on that. Our focus is right now assisting them to do that and making sure that transition is as seamless as possible. Once they get here then we’ll start talking about football and those things. But both young men are bright. They both take care of business off the field, which allows them to really have complete focus on what they need to do. We’re excited for them to get here. I think it will help move our program forward and create the competition that we need at that spot but we really don’t have a lot of interaction at this point.”

 Q: Are you about to get any senior transfers? We had heard about a kid named Justin Vogel from Florida punting-wise, and if there might be any at the quarterback position, some upperclassmen that don’t have to wait a year to play?

  GOLDEN: “This time of year we always have our eyes open and are looking for guys that can help improve our team. We’re clearly not in the situation that we were in a year ago when we were just looking for enough guys to get us going. But I think clearly at this point we’re looking for guys that can improve our team and we’ll evaluate each one of them.

   “In terms of certain guys that have already decided they are coming here, until they’re ours and are registered I’m not allowed to comment on them.”

  Q: Does that include the quarterback position, or can’t you be specific?

 GOLDEN: “Again, I just think in general if there’s a young man out there that is leaving a program for whatever reason and has interest in us, we’re going to examine him, just like we would do for any position. So the quarterback is no different.”

 Q: Any changes in the roster we should know about, any additions or subtractions?

 GOLDEN: “There are no changes to the roster right now. If those come up we will release them accordingly. In terms of if a guy is going to leave or another guy wants to come in, until that actually happens it’s impossible for me to comment on it.”

 Q: The biggest way your team has changed or developed over the spring?

 GOLDEN: “I just think this was a team that was really focused and improved and there was a lot of individual improvement which resulted in team improvement in a lot of respects. So, it was a team that took care of business off the field. Hopefully we’ll continue that trend, avoid distractions and just continue to improve. But I think overall there were certain aspects of the game we needed to improve both positionally and then by unit. I thought we had a very productive spring relative to that. Ryan Williams’ injury not withstanding we stayed very healthy through the spring, which is a credit to our trainers, student athletes and coaches.”

 Q: To train a team to go no-huddle, is that something you really can only do in practice or can you start in summer conditioning workouts?

 GOLDEN: “It just depends. Just because you’re no huddle, doesn’t mean you’re up tempo. So, it just really depends on your communications, how verbose they are and whether or not you want to be that team. There are just as many teams that are successful huddling these days. It’s really just a function of what you’re trying to achieve. If you’re trying to snap the ball early then clearly that’s going to take a little bit more work. But if you’re just going no-huddle to have the ability to vary your tempos and slow it down if you want, then that’s a different story.”

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

 

 

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They interviewed al golden...

Ready for the whine-fest from harriet, calvina and gall-o?

I still don't know about this year. Isn't this 'Goldy's fourth year? That means his evaluation is coming up.

Interesting how NBC reported Golden's comments about the QB situation. It is nothing like what Susan transcribed when speaking about QB transfers. Made it sound like Golden and the U were still looking for a starter at QB and that he didn't quite have a ringing endorsement for Olsen.If what you wrote here is verbatim I don't see where they got that from. Went back and read it again and they are clearly putting words into his mouth, lol!

Thanks for the word by word account,much more accurate than what I read in that NBC article. Amazing, the press these days, can't always take what you read as the gospel truth now an you? Especially with NBC!

Thanks Susan for the accurate account.

Talk all you wanna talk. I just want to SEE IMPROVEMENT.and ..I DON'T MEAN FROM 111 TO 90TH...with the skill players we have and Coach Coley( looking to make that jump like Coach Fisch did from year one to two) the offense will be find with Olsen or Williams. That defense has to improve. NO MORE EXCUSES...

Thank you cool cat. Finally an objective assesment. Yes, I agree, he gets to be judged now. Point blank. The first three years HAD to be considered a wash and he had to be given a pass. Now its time to fess up, put up, or shut up and get up (on outta here).

Q: what was the score of your last big bowl game?
GOLDEN SHOWER: 36-9 =(

Q: What was the score of the Gatr Trash's bowl game last year?

A: No bowl game. Loss at home to D-II Ga. Southern. Ga. Southern did not complete a pass. They ran all over the alleged five star backups who are going to start this year. yep, dat some good foosball, dem dar Gatah Trash be playin'.

This guy could sell cheese made on the Moon.

Does anyone k.ow where i can get a replay of that southern game....no pass completions ? Really? Divll ran the ball all over uf? Thought they had one completion.lmao

To Anonymous Cane: Thanks. I was the one who asked those questions about transfers. I did lead my story for tomorrow (will be on the web in a bit) with that, because I was the one who asked the questions. But Golden in no way initiated the conversation about QB transfers. He
just basically said in general he was always open to anyone good who transfers here, including QBs.

Your insight was correct, however. Take care.

In all Honesty this is year one for Golden and Staff although the ruling was held up to affect this pass class. Canes will get better recruits this year especially if the have a decent record. From my opinion I think Dallas Crawford brought some fire to the defense. This guy goes hard every play, the defense actually swarmed to the ball all spring. IF the d-line can come on the D should be better.

Golden is not going to say the QB position is in trouble even if that's what he thinks. You have to show confidence in whomever takes the position. Olsen has a chance to be quite good. I just don't see it happening against Louisville on Labor Day. He will have some growing pains. If you think teams load up against the run when playing UM, just wait till this year with an inexperienced QB at the helm. Teams will make Olsen prove he can hurt them through the air before they back off of the line of scrimmage. If he can't, the running game will not be great.

Let the games begin!

But that will mean that Al Golden will be given more excuses than the law allows.

Still, let the games begin!

I'll have to wait until then for the excuses to be vastly greater than the wins. With the hope that Al Golden can win enough for another university to offer him a job.

As opposed to PSU turning him down flatly. It is extremely sad when your alma mater shows they know you are a failure as a coach.

The no huddle discussion at the end was a little...strange. Did I project in reading it as if AG was a tad defensive in justifying NOT going to a no huddle/hurry up offense? I seem to remember having had some success with it under Fisch...


Q: what was the score of your last big bowl game?
GOLDEN SHOWER: 36-9 =(

Posted by: University of Mediocore

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Pretty funny that same team beat you in your last bowl game as well, lol.

IF the d-line can come on the D should be better.

Posted by: cane4ever | April 23, 2014 at 05:52 PM

When you have to ask "IF" for the 4th. consecutive year, then you already have your answer. The D-Tackles, in Mass, still aren't there depthwise. Undersized but quick DE's. The BTW Freshman will have to come up big. And other than Perriman, our LB's are average at best. Good corners, suspect safety play and tackling. Then when injuries hit, and they will, we'll see where we're at when all those new underated, under the radar 3-star new guys have to play and produce.

Offensively, I hope we can find a QB that will at least give us what Morris gave us. Which in retrospect was right there at average to good. O-Line hopefully as good as last year, with less experinced depth. I think we're going to really struggle getting the ball out in space with our QB situation. Not counting on any true Freshman coming in and lighting it up. Way to much to ask and even more unlikely. The running game better be far better than good if we want to even sniff 8 wins. We're going to see a lot of 3rd down and 3 and 4's this season. And lots of 4th. down measurements. We'll have to gamble way more than in the past on 4th. down near mid-field... Then we'll see how confident Golden is in his offense and defense risking giving teams a short-field to that still unproven Defense.

I'll take 9-3 with a Bowl win. I'd bet 8-4 with another December Bowl.

Good post 954.

Yep. we got blasted in our last bowl game.

So, since, we're measuring most recent perfomances...how was your last game of the 4-8 season? that's right.

That's right.

Going back just a tiddle...who'd you play in your last bowl game and how'd that go?

That's right.

Say it slowly, from the diaphragm....

36-9

Georgia southern

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/671741/highlights/70321377

Yup. Latest stud offer. Thought he was a WR until the last 15 seconds of this clip.

LMAO…^^case in point^^

This connection/correlation is much deeper than Miami Hurricane football now.

Golden's success somehow validates some of these dudes entire existence. The stern looks, great head of hair, and process jargon represents who they aspire to be--which is a well-paid, unearned master of morality, insulated from performance expectation, entitled crook. The American Dream is to successful cheat in a legal (white collar) fashion.

These comment are much deeper than football now. The undying support of Golden and subsequent hate of anyone who doesn't is a by product of individualized emotional and socioeconomic turmoil from within. Damn son!

Golden…Penn St…respect…lol! What an oxymoron. Dudes are Nittany Canes now.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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http://mlkshk.com/r/1MC

I am a 30 year Cane fan, if you Cane fans cant see that we are becoming Penn St your are either freaking blind or young and stupid, this team is soft as butter, We are not a team built with speed, we have speed but are not being built with it, why does our Defense always seen to be grasping at air, NO SPEED OR QUICKNESS, look at Chickillo dude has become slow, his Freshman year he was quick and could beat a guy one on one, now he cant beat anybody one on one....Golden has made Duke gain some weight lets see if he loses some speed, Golden tried to make Duke a every down back WHICH HE IS NOT..... U Miami fans are saying we will beat Louisville if Duke is playing, do u numnuts realize that the Cards lost almost everyone of their good players.... I DONT WANNA HEAR IF WE BEAT THE CARDS, ITS CUZ DUKE PLAYED....IF WE CANT BEAT THE CARDS WHO HAVE LOST ALL THEIR TOP NOTCH PLAYERS.....THEN GOLDEN SHOULD BE FIRED BEFORE HE GETS ON THE BUS.......100% FACT

Posted by: Rick | April 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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Always good to see True fellow real Cane fans speak!

I hate when we keep it simple..That is why we lose the 2nd half..

Q: As the ACC looks ahead to its spring meetings, it sounds like the eight-nine debate on number of conference games is going to be front and center. How do you feel about it?

GOLDEN: “Whatever we do we need uniformity – uniformity in terms of crossover opponents; uniformity in terms of out of conference opponents. I’ve been in favor of going to nine. I think it would help balance our schedules. I like the way the league has grown and the new membership clearly is going to make us better. They are very attractive markets that have helped our league out. I’m in favor of playing nine if we can. We’ll see how it develops here in the next couple of weeks.”

Q: So, you’ll see more people in the league more often – so a young man, say, who comes to Miami would get a chance at least once in his career to play a team in the Atlantic Division. Is that your primary motivation?

GOLDEN: “The primary motivation is to make sure everybody is playing the same type of schedule more than anything. It’s balanced. Clearly there’s a great disparity right now in out-of-conference play – not just between the ACC and other leagues but within our league. We need to all understand better what the parameters are and what it’s going to take to ultimately get into a playoff. It’s really hard for us as a head coach or as an organization or athletic directors to make those decisions on the schedule when we really don’t know all the parameters that make it up.”
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ROFL, man this guy is the worst. He's the only coach i ever seen at UM who's always complaining about the schedule and worrying about who other people play! These answers definitely prove he's not UM material, if he was, it's already known how he would've answered that question.

How bout them gators.....they lost to FAMU tonight in baseball.......LMFAO!!!!!! Lose to Georgia Southern in football and now lose to FAMU in baseball.....UF= laughing stock of the world. Oh yeah, I think the gators are still #1 on the not so top plays on espn.

I'll take the 21-16 win over the 36-9 loss any day of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix62PttEfhU

Miami lost BCU this year as well. Anyone can be beat and we haven't had a signature when yet in baseball this year.i agree about Louisville they lost everyone. They also got booby petrino who is I believe is still a good offensive mind. We should win a game that we could very well lose.

CAlvin--

What planet are you from?

Sistasoulja?

Every time Golden opens his mouth during an interview, he continues to say "We’re not there yet as the result of what we’ve had to go through here the last couple of years".
The fans, the community, and the teams tasked with beating UM on Saturday's does not care!
Get off the excuses wagon Golden. Unacceptable! Get it done and stop talking about the past. Time for YOU to move forward.


Miami lost BCU this year as well. Anyone can be beat and we haven't had a signature when yet in baseball this year.i agree about Louisville they lost everyone. They also got booby petrino who is I believe is still a good offensive mind. We should win a game that we could very well lose.

Posted by: Tallycane

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Gotta disagree with baseball not having a signature, we've had quite a few. We took the series from the Gators, took 1 from FSU and UVA whom both have been ranked No. 1. Most baseball teams lose one to a lower tiered school, it's not like football, you CAN lose to a Bethune, or a Mercer. Nice win last night as well, 4 hours and NEVER gave up. Keep the train rolling Canes!!!!

After reading the comments from this article, I am amazed how we continue to focus on the past. I agree that this coaching staff has not been effective. However, I disagree with giving a paid employee a pass because of previous leadership.

Regardless of what happen in the past or pending in the organization, you have accepted a position to improve the production/services of the company (The U football program). Please...let's not go there about Coach Golden and his handpicked staff did not know about the pending NCAA investigations. Golden carried a 300 page binder, which referenced his knowledge, skills, and experiences as a former football player and head coach. Trust me, he has an agent who is paid to advise him of employment opportunities, to include conducting a background of the possible new employer (The U).

The coaching positions are no different from any other paid staff member in an organization. Coaches are evaluated annually, just like any employee. The employer addresses the expectations during the interviewing process...same as any other job. Therefore, let's stop this getting a pass stuff, and assess the football coaching staff based on their production.

For example, HC coaches in college and professional are fired yearly, because of failure to meet the employer's expectations. The coaches were hire to improve the team, regardless of the roster they inherited. Golden and staff accepted their positions and salaries, then signed a contract. Now, the problem is we (fans) don't know what is the expectations of the administration (President), AD, and other board groups. Based on my observation, the expectations were: Clean cut and effective communicator with media, and develop better relationships with local high school coaches. Due to the NCAA mess, we will give you a raise and extension.

To be honest with everyone here, I actually think Golden is the best man for this position. However, he is too loyal, which will impact future as a HC. Regardless of what a lot people said about Warren Sapp's comments, but he was actually correct from a employer's perspective. "Don't hire someone, if you cannot fire him", stated Sapp.

If I was coach Golden's advisor, I would tell him to close his camp, cut off the media access to players, hold each position coach accountiable, and only provide general information concerning the team. I would tell him to consult with Jimmy Johnson, Schelly, and Soldinger about playing football at the U...competition every day in practice is greater than the actual game. Basically, less talk about size and weight...focus on who is performing and pushing for a major role to help the team improve.

Thanks, Susan. I'll provide the transcription for Will Muschamp's spring practice teleconference:

Coach: We suck. Thank you. (Turns and spits into red solo cup)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix62PttEfhU

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM
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There it is right their, that's rights!

I caught the end part of the UF v FAMU....trust me FAMU is a bad team....The guy closing the game, his fastball was clocked at 82.....They looked like a high school team.

Bethune has beaten FAMU 5 out of 6 times....FAMU is a sorry team.

The Rattlers were 0 to 18 before Wednesday's 4 to 3 win. The win is the first victory over a nationally ranked team since 1980.

^^^^^^^^
0-18 against Florida

When it comes to baseball, any team college team can beat any college team, baseball(similar to soccer) is not that complicated a sport where one team is going to be head and heels above all the other teams, so the talk of upsets in that sport is rare.


richmondheights:

The problem with the head moron is, he's trying to morph the players into his way of soft thinking when all the great teams of the past actually converted the headcoach into our world and merge it with the coaching acumen and the ones who did excellent coached dominant teams. This imbecile we have ow is to busy trying to fight and change a culture he doesn't agree with instead of focusing on becoming a better football coach. He's trying to manufacter victories.

After coming off the softest schedule in UM history that i know of, this guy continues every year to whine about the schedule, a real UM coach knows that we'll play anybody anywhere because all UM coaches with sense understood what type of players they had, this moron can only talk size & weight because he thinks that is football. Case in point jermaine grace has made more plays probably than all the linebackers including denzel, but these morons will do their best to hold him back because he's not 230lbs or above. It's clear they based their who defensive depth chart on the weight lifters.

Somebody somewhere has instilled in them that weight lifters make the best football players, in the meantime they're burning our athletes out at the college level so by the time they get to the pro's they won't have room to get better. The type of athletes the penn disgrace morons envision are not the type of athletes people are use to seeing and knowing come out of Miami.

Their grand plan/scheme is a complete failure for UM, but they will continue to try and pound square pegs into round holes as if they have a championship system that hasn't won a championship nowhere. The head moron is not the right man for the football program but he is the right man for the troll and her minions that are only here to nueter the football program. Nothing worst than a so called head football coach with no ballz at UM.

More socio pablum nonsense from tubby and his echo chamber Calvin. He tries to chime in, but gots no chime.

Did anyone think a coach was actually going to say anything provocative at a required ACC press conference? These things just generate the volume of words needed to feed the beast that is modern college football.

If we could pick up a senior punter from somewhere who is 3/4 as good as O'Donnell, that would be a good get.

And all the best to Erik Swoope, wherever his journey takes him. Good kid. Graduates on time with a real degree--economics---and now has some NFL teams checking him out. Hard to learn to play TE on short notice with no football experience, but someone may take a shot.

No, Calvin, you are worse, because you are a tiresome 1 beat song. We got it one of the first 100,000 times. You don't think Golden will resurrect the program. The admin extended him thru 2020 or so. Their actions count. Your just talking (kinda).

Here's where people have allowed themselves to become idiots. 2012 we beat duke 52 to 45, this year duke beat us 48 to 30 with an older goldie coached team. Was it talent or was it coaching?

This game alone shows that most of you are hanging on to blind faith, this moron can't headcoach at a high level, he's talks about players thinking their better than what they are but than he comes in with all this b.s., 300 page binder, coach talk, raising Cane videos, pillars & post, "core values" as if he's some type of legendary coach that knows how to take a program to the promise land and doesn't have shat to show for it. And obviously this moron thinks his penn disgrace buddy is better than what he is, so continuity(at the bank for his buddy) is the key.

They clearly again think it's the players and not them & that sissy arse system. duke hanging 93 points on us i 2years, in the 4 years shannon was here, duke didn't score that many points combined with around 15 more points to spare. But yet all we here are people supporting this incompetent as if he has some proven track record somewhere.

The party's coming to a close, nobody has 20 years to wait and hope we luck up into winning a national championship like those old penn disgrace teams. This guy hasn't earned stripe one at UM and yet he's somehow garnered support from alot of incompetent fans and fans who actually know football. You can fool some people sometime, but you can't fool all the people all the time:

http://youtu.be/JuMlHdxiIZ8

So U view yourself Mountaincane/GKC as something other than a tiresome one beat song? Your only post is an ad hominem attack on anyone U disagree with namely Calvin, Gallo, or myself.

U are walking reaction, there's zero brain activity until U see our names posted. maybe because we're actually still alive and haven't been bitten yet--U are like a zombie on the Walking Dead. U only rise up for Us (no h0m0). Without out our comments U don't post and these last 3 months of blog activity are a clear example of that fact.

ad hominem, ad hominem and more ad hominems--U can change your blog title under duress of 86cane, but U can't change your ability and ultimate function in life, which is to be jealous, project and insult.

Good post RHC and I believe the desired reader is the UM administration itself.

The UM administration is acting as if Golden didn't know of the pending investigation when he signed on to coach UM despite it. This is evidenced by their willingness to give him a raise and extension after year one.

Now Golden can literally sit down for a performance appraisal, but theoretically not actually be held to any tangible performance initiatives due to how his employer views him personally and how they view his expectation level due to what they've supposedly "put him through". What Sapp said and U agree with is that UM is in perpetual appeasement, shamed, vulnerable, and submissive relationship with Golden. "We owe him" is the mantra--despite his knowledge of the investigation, subsequent raise, and his recent disappearing act while PSU conducted their search. UM chose again to be vague, close media shop, and cover the tracks that Golden attempted to make.

Your views are ideal, but they aren't the reality for everyone. All employers don't judge people on production and acumen, there's a huge component based entirely on how an employee "makes them feeeeeeel." That component isn't on the PA checklist, but it is just as important than any category or function on the list.

Golden isn't getting a pass literally (the sit-downs are taking place, but I bet the conversation shifts to where he gets his haircut or the best places to fish, after 10 minutes in or the door is closed), but he is getting one theoretically--in practical application. Your post says as much.

Thee FOOLS at that canespace are beating the delusional drums already and whatnot. In other words, that 86CANE and his FOOLISH minions are talking bout' Miami winning TEN or ELEVEN regular season games in 2014. hUh
I guess the fool hearted GOONS at that Canespace believe either Olson or Crow are the second coming of Bernie Kosar... NOT!

Calvin, it is clear you know football and the impact of coaching, regardless of talent. The information shared in this blog was an excellent point of view. However, the language you choose to express disappointment is causing others to comprehend the truth and facts of this coaching staff. Calvin, I had the same opionion in 2012, but I have decided to move on and look beyond the coaching staff and my personal preferences.

We are what is on film, and the elite recruits have to make their decisions. Duke, Tracy, Coley, Tyriq, AQM, Burns, Chic, DPZ, Carter, Yearby, Thomas, Jackson, Hester, Gayot, Olsen, Grow, Gus, Kaaya, McDormetts, Darling, Crawford, Dorsett, Lewis, Jenkins, Waters, Young, Grace, etc. have chosen to be Canes. Golden and staff have chosen to coach at the U. I am a hometown fan who cheers for the U. Basically, we all made a decision..."The U". Therefore, let's support coach Golden, staff, and players in 2014.

Also, your advice for Golden going forward reminds me of how Shannon dealt with the media. I just wonder if it would be perceived as it was when Shannon did so. This blog proves that the level of outrage and majority opinions of fans are dictated/influenced by the media. The media's response to Shannon's execution of media day planning has dudes hating him till this very day.

Your advice proves your belief in Golden as the man for the job. He better be able to win if he shuts down on his media relationship--which is his best attribute and saving grace. Your expectations list is doable, because it doesn't include winning conference or national championships.

Year 4…your advice for him--the irony is very interesting.

Maybe Golden can put some QB flyers on the cafeteria wall like he did for lineman?

Surprisingly difficult for many to understand. Golden has a contract valid thru (at least) 2019.

There is zero chance the notoriously cheap U is going to pay off that contract unless the team goes 2-10 for a couple years, which obviously won't happen.

No improvement by 2018, yes. On improvement by 2017, doubtful. Before then, no chance of pulling the trigger.

Return to discussions of haircuts, etc which mean nothing.

21-16.

What's that?

The Huskies scored again!

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