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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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Who is the []_[] Looking at DT? Any more Ugandan JUCOs coming in? Another offshore recruiting class like this and I smell, well, nine wins. Guys, REMEMBER we were dealing with a death sentence and Goldy brought home a TOP TEN recruiting class. We are loaded, the []_[] is back bro.

HarrietTubmanCane,

Thanks for the feedback. I was referencing the media as a distraction to his leadership, coaching staff, and players focus. To be really honest, I don't need to hear about what is going on during spring, summer, and fall camps. I have decided to overlook what is on paper and assess based on performance. I am not a college coach and don't know what the true skill level of former and existing players. However, I been around football to know talent. The U did not lack the talent to struggle over the past 10 years. I have just decided to be a supporting fan, regardless of the administration's decisions. My choice!

That's absurd Dominic, everybody knows you start with DTs from Chad and work your way out. All the highly recruited US lineman prospects are garbage. Chickillo? PFFFT. Give me Anthony Uhtoombalala any day. He has mad skills off the edge.

Yea I know, but disagree that the media is a distraction. the media's words are the only semblance or representation of Golden's leadership, coaching prowess and player development. None of those initiatives are realized or exhibited on the field of play. They are in print though, so the media is and has been his biggest asset. If he shuts them down, he better subsequently learn to coach college football on a higher level than we've seen.

I agree that the talent has been here.

And I respect your decision. Its your choice and money. My posts aren't for people like U. I've personally seen enough and noticed an unmistakeable pattern of self-inflicted stagnation at our U.

GKC, so we aren't allowed or are dumb/idiots for discussing the coaching aspect of UM football, because the coach is under contract thru a certain time period?

U act as if those two things are mutually exclusive. U can't question Obama's policy while he's under contract as President? There's no utility in discussion regarding a person's job performance who is employed?

Is it possible to not agree with or like one or two things about a contracted worker, without wanting them fired?

My posts don't incessantly call for the firing of Golden, they simply say that he can't coach (skill and scheme wise).

U keep harping on his contract, but wasn't Shannon and Coker both fired under contract?

Since its all about whether or not he can be fired with U, there's clear precedent for coaches being fired under active contracts.

Again, what is your contribution to active dialogue, outside of your attempts to quell it?

I am surprised that so many of you do not feel like the program is moving in a positive direction. I disagree with anyone who dismisses the impact of the investigation. I also disagree with anyone who does not believe that the program Golden inherited was in bad shape. We had bad kids who felt entitled on the roster, and virtually no recruits lined up to come (and that was only a few weeks away from signing day). I really think Golden has proven to be the right man for the job, with only one last thing to prove...

...can he coach on game day and beat an opponent of equal or greater talent?

Please don't quote his record in this area as I don't believe he has ever been on a level playing field (his Temple stats are irrelevant as that rebuilding job is second only to Snyder at Kansas State). That being said, the time to prove himself in this area is quickly approaching. I know I'm pulling for him, but I realize that he needs to check this box sooner rather than later.

You know, or should know, that neither Coker nor Shannon would fired with anything like Golden's remaining 6 years. He isn't going anywhere, because there is zero chance the U would buy him out. He isn't going to change his coaching philosophy based on the harping of a few Herald posters.

And,yes, you and your small band of cohorts incessantly talk, directly and indirectly, about firing Golden.

Richmond. Golden consult Shnelly? Are you serious? Schnelly was at the pregame against UL at the bowl- man cant talk very clearly anymore and he can hardly walk. Hes a legend but a figure head. No disrespect meant. JJ yes. Soldy yes.

But Golden is his own coach. He needs to set his mark. And morons here who have called for his and Donofrios head after 1, then 2 and 3 years KNOW NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL. BECAUSE THIS TEAM WAS EMPTY WGHEN SHANNON LEFT. THERE WAS ZERO DEPTH, SIZE, CONDITIONING AND ANY FOOTBALL BLOOD IN THIS HERE UM FOOTBALL TEAM BEFORE GOLDEN ARRIVED. PROOF:

1) RANDY SHANNON HAD SOMETHING LIKE 6 COMMITS BY NOVEMEBER BEFORE HE WAS FIRED, WITH BASICALLY LESS THAN 3 MONTHS UNTIL SIGNING DAY!!!!

2) LOOK AT HOW THE TEAM CLOSED OUT THE YEAR WITH A LOSS VS USF.

3) LOOK AT HOW MIAMI BASICALLY FOLDED AGAINST NOTRE DAME, WITH JAPICKY HARRIS THROWING 4 INTS. TRUE FRESHMAN MORRIS NEARLY CAME IN AND SAVED THE DAY BUT BY THE 4TH Q IT WAS TOO LATE.

HAVENT YOU ALL FORGOTTEN HOW HORRIBLE THIS TEAM WAS UNDER SHANNON??? WHAT DID GOLDEN HAVE TO WORK WITH? THEN TO START HIS FIRST SEASON 7 STARTERES GET SUSPENDED. WHY? BECAUSE THEY WERE PUNKASS SELFISH PLAYERS

Jimmy Johnson was nearly run out of town after he arrived bc in 1984, 1985, and 1986 UM defenses kept blowing it. In 1984 UM had Maryland up by 28 and lost!!! BC put like 500 yds passing against us!!!

But Golden needs to buck up and it is fair to judge him starting 2014. Same with the D. Same with Coley.

Butt o use the kind of racist vitriole that Calvin and Harriet tubman dumba55 use to describe the current head coach of our beloved U is disgusting.

Racist vitriole

incessant talk of firing Golden

U two are just a couple reposts/copy&pasting away from validity.

Where's the proof? Its incessant right? So this task should be simple.

GKC, no matter what U say--its isn't a fact that Golden cannot be fired…sorry. That occurrence is a possibility no matter the length of a contract. U also don't know how much $ UM has.

Your posts are purely assumption-based rants aimed at Devil's Advocacy and dialogue deterrence. Why not just aim to be smart?

UM starting olsen....disaster in the making.....

golden is boxed in.....that's what you get for not developing the QB position back when he took over.

morris was a 1000 times better than olsen and the team still sank.....2014 will be awful for UM....

you will all see....golden/dnofrio and coley all need to be replaced.....

coley is very disappointing and I am a miami high alumni.....

stop with the sanction excuses.....its official, UCONN and kevin ollie just shot that down....

1. sanctions
2. legacy coach leaves
3. barred from ncaa tournament

then...beats villanova, then michigan state then florida then wins national championship from great kentucky team as 1st year coach....

thats not luck...thats coachinggggggg, at it purest!

""As long as we got UConn on our chest it don't matter... We'll play anyone, anywhere ... for this great University." - Kevin Ollie

imagine if a guy like K.O. was coaching UM football....back to high noon practices with no water.....K.O is a product of ward Emanuel, the ex-Michigan DE that's the new AD....day 1 came in and cleaned out the whole football staff and hired Diaco.....

whats wrong with the UM picture? take a guess....

The program is shackled
By the
Administration.

BOTTOM LINE

Posted by: holmie | April 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

A great example of a statistic's racially charged regurgitation of what the media provides them.

Entitled players
Failed culture
Selfishness
Zero conditioning, size, and depth

Describe the team that Shannon inherited? How did its QBs (Wright and Freeman) perform? What was its culture like. Was talent developed. What was the depth like?

All things that garnered zero outrage from the media during Coker's tenure, so your brain can't comprehend it into an equation.

Some dudes live in the subjective because its where white privilege can thrive. Golden's ballyhooed strengths are all subjective aesthetic-based and at the same time the supposed failures of Shannon, because its subjective and can't be proved.

Use ALL CAPS all U want, but U can't prove anything U said. Its just the commonly projected groupthink and pseudo-outrage used to justify Shannon's firing by his distractors at UM and the media. Its really simple.

Furthermore, if conditioning, size and strength were so miserable at UM pre-Golden, then why retain the strength & conditioning Coach Swasey?

Why has Golden's best defense been his first season's defense? Why was that season's offensive production also on par with the last two season's numbers--all with a bunch of "bad", "selfish", "entitled", and lazy Shannon kids?

Why did those same Shannon entitled kids start for Golden almost exclusively his entire tenure here so far? Of those 6 recruits we had at the time of Shannon's firing, was Duke Johnson one of them? Who recruited Stephen Morris?

Most bloggers almost unanimously view duke johnson as the single most effective and productive reason behind our football success the last 2 seasons right? Well?

The failures of these coaching staffs are synonymous with one another. The weak culture is the same and its root is at the top of UM brass.

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

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.”

Maybe the latter 2, but the former/current 2...L!...M!...A!...OFF!

All this talk about QB's...did anyone see the Alabama spring game?

GKC, so we aren't allowed or are dumb/idiots for discussing the coaching aspect of UM football, because the coach is under contract thru a certain time period?

U act as if those two things are mutually exclusive. U can't question Obama's policy while he's under contract as President? There's no utility in discussion regarding a person's job performance who is employed?

Is it possible to not agree with or like one or two things about a contracted worker, without wanting them fired?

My posts don't incessantly call for the firing of Golden, they simply say that he can't coach (skill and scheme wise).

U keep harping on his contract, but wasn't Shannon and Coker both fired under contract?

Since its all about whether or not he can be fired with U, there's clear precedent for coaches being fired under active contracts.

Again, what is your contribution to active dialogue, outside of your attempts to quell it?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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Teach Hard!

Posted by: holmie | April 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

A great example of a statistic's racially charged regurgitation of what the media provides them.

Entitled players
Failed culture
Selfishness
Zero conditioning, size, and depth

Describe the team that Shannon inherited? How did its QBs (Wright and Freeman) perform? What was its culture like. Was talent developed. What was the depth like?

All things that garnered zero outrage from the media during Coker's tenure, so your brain can't comprehend it into an equation.

Some dudes live in the subjective because its where white privilege can thrive. Golden's ballyhooed strengths are all subjective aesthetic-based and at the same time the supposed failures of Shannon, because its subjective and can't be proved.

Use ALL CAPS all U want, but U can't prove anything U said. Its just the commonly projected groupthink and pseudo-outrage used to justify Shannon's firing by his distractors at UM and the media. Its really simple.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 01:54 PM
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Listen to em!

stop with the sanction excuses.....its official, UCONN and kevin ollie just shot that down....

1. sanctions
2. legacy coach leaves
3. barred from ncaa tournament

then...beats villanova, then michigan state then florida then wins national championship from great kentucky team as 1st year coach....

thats not luck...thats coachinggggggg, at it purest!

""As long as we got UConn on our chest it don't matter... We'll play anyone, anywhere ... for this great University." - Kevin Ollie

imagine if a guy like K.O. was coaching UM football....back to high noon practices with no water.....K.O is a product of ward Emanuel, the ex-Michigan DE that's the new AD....day 1 came in and cleaned out the whole football staff and hired Diaco.....

whats wrong with the UM picture? take a guess....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | April 24, 2014 at 01:21 PM
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Wait, so you mean the head moron feels entitled to having a fair schedule and feels like our schedules since he's been here have been to tuff and tuffer than the rest of the acc teams. One things for sure, if those penn disgrace morons start talking about "we'll play anybody, anytime and anywhere, you can best believe the schedule will be loaded with the Savannah St.s of the world.

This guy goldie is in the wrong profession, he'd be better at being a great boxing manager cause he's real good and trying to hand pick cup-cake opponents but at the same time try and sound like a champion.

Anyone see the Louisville spring game?

Their new QB threw for 550 yards and 4 TDs with one 64 yard TD strike called back on a formation penalty.

Thats against the same secondary (minus one safety) that held Us without a TD last December.

D'No better get it together.

Ok we beat fla. I saw us get pounded by state and lost to the va series. The rest of our wins especially on our streak that Miami teams are supposed to beat. Fla only signature win. The question is how good is fla if that's out only signature win. The real question is will we get to rosenblat and will we win it if we get there?


Ok we beat fla. I saw us get pounded by state and lost to the va series. The rest of our wins especially on our streak that Miami teams are supposed to beat. Fla only signature win. The question is how good is fla if that's out only signature win. The real question is will we get to rosenblat and will we win it if we get there?

Posted by: Tallycane

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We beat State 7-1 in first game, and yeah lost the next 2, but point is, it's very HARD to win 14 in a row no matter who you are, and now 2 in a row going to Clemson, we're playing good ball now, and 15-5 in conference.

Regardless of how other bloggers feel about Calvin and HTC, but both are point on with their information and supportive facts. I am hoping we all can just move forward and let this season play out. This blog is getting too personal and out of control.

As for moving forward, Kaaya or Tyrone Gray will be our best options for starting QB. Why? Because we are too stuborn to hire a full-time QB coach. Therefore, these two individuals are natural leaders, and we will have to live with their mistakes (i.e., Jacory and Morris).

Everyone continues to buy into the best attack for the U this coming season is a ball control offensive unit. I totally disagree, unless you recruit such players for that system. We have too many weapons on offense to play conservative...not to lose. I am just thinking this approach is to hide the defense.

Look where ball control has caused Alabama without a solid defensive unit last year. Alabama could not play at that pace, and struggled when they were behind. FSU learned from the U, just like every other D1 program. GT cannot win with that ball control offense, especially when they are behind. I just rather the coach emphasizes a more balance attack...but not ball control.

Tubby, where exactly did I say that Golden couldn't be fired? Of course, he can be fired. If it isn't for gross misconduct or the like it would cost Um 6 x $2.15 (plus any built in increases after this year)to buy him out.

Odds of UM laying out north of 15 large+ precisely 0.

Anyone see the Louisville spring game?

Their new QB threw for 550 yards and 4 TDs with one 64 yard TD strike called back on a formation penalty.

Thats against the same secondary (minus one safety) that held Us without a TD last December.

D'No better get it together.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 02:52 PM
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Dawg, you already know if jefF driskel had a career day against us, whoever the qb is at louisville, he's going to become a household name come labor day, unless our d-line all of a sudden starts balling. And in fairness to jethro franklin, he might just be working with d-linemen that are as athletic as he's use to coaching after being asked to put on a bunch of weight since that's coming from and only being mandated by 2 morons.

Here we go, got a defense playing like trash, but we got this video coming out, "the reveal" WTH, i don't recognize this type of UM crap, i'm sure i'm not alone:

http://youtu.be/A8uR0O3iL08#aid=P7Pof7cyYWA

Everyone continues to buy into the best attack for the U this coming season is a ball control offensive unit. I totally disagree, unless you recruit such players for that system. We have too many weapons on offense to play conservative...not to lose. I am just thinking this approach is to hide the defense --RHC

^ I agree.

Glad the players liked their unis I guess.

UM is in the twilight zone right now Cal, smh.

The orange helmet is horrible, but the green one was surprisingly nice.

A plain matte green traditional helmet (no designs other than the U) should have been the only addition to the uniforms. UM continues to pump $ into aesthetics and appearances. The priorities are clear as day.

YOU HATERS are the dumbest sports commentators ever to grace a sports blog...

ITS ALL PERSONAL AGAINST GOLDEN for you....

Black against White mostly--- especially HTC and CALVIN

Reverse Racism.

FACTS:

Randy Shannon SUCKED as a headcoach. The program declined under him. He pissed off every Highschool in SoFLA except for his buds at Northwestern....

GOLDEN comes in and gets punched in the mouth by the NCAA investigation. He spends 2 years dealing with under-performing Shannon recruits.

AND YET the Canes improved their record each year under Golden.

IT'S CALL REBUILDING YOU DUMMIES

Happens to every program.

NO QUESTION each recruiting class has been getting better and better with more quality and more stars on their ratings.

AMAZING considering most other programs with a crap recruiting class + NCAA threats of death penalty would have IMPLODED long ago.

A GOOD CAPTAIN stays strong and calm in the storm and knows how to steer his ship back in the right direction.

EVERY knowledgable professional commentator for NCAA football is impressed with what Golden has been accomplishing...

YOU DUMMIES cry like whiney girls every chance you get....

And we serious Canes fans hafta listen to your uneducated, bigoted drivel day after day....

Yes, you are all accomplished TROLLS. I guess you found one things in your life you are succeeding at....

hahaha i laugh at your silliness.

Again Commander, lets try to at least play smart:

A great example of a statistic's racially charged regurgitation of what the media provides them.

Entitled players
Failed culture
Selfishness
Zero conditioning, size, and depth

Describe the team that Shannon inherited? How did its QBs (Wright and Freeman) perform? What was its culture like. Was talent developed. What was the depth like?

All things that garnered zero outrage from the media during Coker's tenure, so your brain can't comprehend it into an equation.

Some dudes live in the subjective because its where white privilege can thrive. Golden's ballyhooed strengths are all subjective aesthetic-based and at the same time the supposed failures of Shannon, because its subjective and can't be proved.

Use ALL CAPS all U want, but U can't prove anything U said. Its just the commonly projected groupthink and pseudo-outrage used to justify Shannon's firing by his distractors at UM and the media. Its really simple.

All caps isn't laughin, its a tell tale of b%$tching and moaning. Again, there's always Canespace!

And those "under-performing Shannon recruits", were better statistically, than ANY! defense that Duh'Nofrexcuses has fielded SINCE! Hell, that under-manned defense that Shannon inherited in 2007!, performed better than Golden's better manned defenses in 2011...2012...and 2013 LMAO!

The kids didn't work hard and were out of shape, but he kept Swasey LMAO!!!

Everyone continues to buy into the best attack for the U this coming season is a ball control offensive unit. I totally disagree, unless you recruit such players for that system. We have too many weapons on offense to play conservative...not to lose. I am just thinking this approach is to hide the defense.

Look where ball control has caused Alabama without a solid defensive unit last year. Alabama could not play at that pace, and struggled when they were behind. FSU learned from the U, just like every other D1 program. GT cannot win with that ball control offense, especially when they are behind. I just rather the coach emphasizes a more balance attack...but not ball control.

Posted by: RichmondHeightsCanes | April 24, 2014 at 03:12 PM
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I'm glad you brought this up, all the more reason why they're morons. Everything is being catered and geared to trying to protect clown 500. Do guys like stacy coley, dorsett, scott, herb and crew have to suffer at the expense of this moron putting his boy above the UM program, trying to hide him by trying to promote a ball control offense but simutaneously complaining about james coley by pointing out stats wise where the offense was ranked when it came to ball control/time of possesion, but not once has he ever pointed out in the 3 years he's been here what rank the defense is.

He actually blamed jedd fisch for scoring to fast when he was here too as well, jedd said f this moron and took the oc job with the ville. I'd rather jedd fisch had been the headcoach here, he Truly understood how to communicate with the players and get the best out of them.

It's funny and pathetic at the same time going over the excuses we've heard from these morons since they've been on why all of a sudden Miami players can't play defense.

Year #1(although it was the best defense played cause that defense was left by shannon and lovett): "We got to many guys reverting back to their old habits! And the classic one "they did something different in the game than what we studied on film" WTH do these morons expect, for the opponent to give them the answer key.

Year#2 "We got alot of young guys, we played a lot of 1st year players who didn't even have a whole year in the weight room for us yet"

Year#3 (After the gaytor game)"The guys, they know how to play the game now and have grown up"

Year#3 (Later in the year once the real schedule started):

On Miami’s re-evaluation of coaching defense:

“I think it’s fair to say we’re evaluating every component of [the team], every step of the way. That includes defense. There’s enough blame to go around in this game. We didn’t punt the ball well. We weren’t good on kickoff returns. We had too many penalties. We didn’t answer. We needed to answer them on offense, if it was going to turn into that kind of game, and we didn’t do it. It’s all three phases. The buck stops with me. I have to get it fixed.”
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On commonalities through the last three Miami losses:

“I don’t know. Obviously we’re giving up too many points. That’s changing the way we play the game on offense. We had more penalties in the first quarter today than I think we had the last two weeks. We’ve been punting the ball well, but we didn’t punt the ball well [today]. There’s too many explosive runs. Too many missed tackles. We have to dig deep and look at everything and see what we can do better, and see what direction we want to go here, starting tomorrow.”
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On Miami’s preparation coming into the game:

“We started well. We just aren’t doing a good enough job of answering on defense. When you get into this kind of game, you really need to be perfect on offense. We weren’t, they were. We had one turnover, they didn’t have any. Obviously we aren’t generating enough turnovers right now. We’re not creating short fields. There is no excuse. It’s my responsibility.”
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Can somebody explain to me how come every time a reporter ask this moron about the defense or is basically trying to get answers from this moron, he continues to make it a point to try and convince people that the offense somehow failed the team in a certain aspect. The offense put up 30points, more than enuff to win the game.

When a headcoach refuses to hold his position coaches accoutable who have been failing these kids, that's a headcoach that doesn't care or have the best interest of the kids at heart, that headcoach only has his own self serving motivating interest.

It's embarrassing to me to for us to have these new uniforms, but we'll quickly come out looking like garbage on defense instantly.

And then they have the nerve to recruit Treon Harris at the last minute as a QB LMAO! Maaaan, TH would've had a 60-65% completion %age in that Spring Game...AS A HIGHSCHOOL JUNIOR! LMAO!

A GOOD CAPTAIN stays strong and calm in the storm and knows how to steer his ship back in the right direction --CommanderCane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85es5Ub66-w

LMAO!!!!

Glad the players liked their unis I guess.

UM is in the twilight zone right now Cal, smh.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM

The orange helmet is horrible, but the green one was surprisingly nice.

A plain matte green traditional helmet (no designs other than the U) should have been the only addition to the uniforms. UM continues to pump $ into aesthetics and appearances. The priorities are clear as day.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 24, 2014 at 04:15 PM
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All fluff and mirrors now by the double agents that have consistently infiltrated UM.

And those "under-performing Shannon recruits", were better statistically, than ANY! defense that Duh'Nofrexcuses has fielded SINCE! Hell, that under-manned defense that Shannon inherited in 2007!, performed better than Golden's better manned defenses in 2011...2012...and 2013 LMAO!

Posted by: CaneRock | April 24, 2014 at 04:38 PM
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They wanna keep acting like this fact don't exist!

And then they have the nerve to recruit Treon Harris at the last minute as a QB LMAO! Maaaan, TH would've had a 60-65% completion %age in that Spring Game...AS A HIGHSCHOOL JUNIOR! LMAO!

Posted by: CaneRock | April 24, 2014 at 04:53 PM
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Once again, 2 years running, another BOOKER T. WASHINGTON f'up. They tried that man at the last minute, no problem, muschamp snatched em up. Again, 2 years in the running and players from the City don't Trust these penn disgrace morons. All year long they didn't want him at qb, at the last minute, ok, we'll give you a chance at qb, i mean seriously, who's going to Trust that. Didn't want teddy b, got torched by em and we actually had morons saying they didn't want teddy b because he went to the West like jacory, lol. This is why Miami as a City continues to be divided and will continue to be, to many moron UM fans, they want championships but have no clue on the type of players that bring them.

Miami will lose to Louisville.
Miami will beat FAMU
Miami will beat Ark St.
Miami will lose to Nebraska.
Miami will lose to Duke.
Miami will lose to GT.
Miami will lose to Cincinnati.
Miami will lose to VT.
Miami will lose to NC.
Miami will lose to FSU
Miami might beat VA.
Miami will lose to Pitt.

Miami will go 3-9, maybe 4-8 or 5-7 with some last
second heroics by the QB like Morris saved Miami a few times last year and like the Canes got lucky with UF fumbling all over the place even though they kicked Miami up and down the field.

The FACT of the matter is stilllll NO ONE is asking goldie is he keeping d'o and their worthless SOFT prevent the win, zone NO pass coverage, and 3 down def. linemen NO run defense, and LBs five yards off the ball, NO DEFENSE setup.

Defense wins games, all you little girls loving goldie and talking about this player and that one. And goldie and d'o have NO CLUE about good defense and REFUSE to look at the defenses of successful Miami teams and REFUSE to change to a winning defensive strategy.

And even worse than that, goldie and the OC will continue to throw flat passes for no gains and throw the hail mary, worthless, wasted down pass to be intercepted or incomplete just to thrill the morons in the stands like watching marino who never won a championship, either.

With goldie and d'o and the OC, and their goofy looking halloweenie costumes, Miami will continue to be the doormat of the NCAA.

FWIW... U'all Goldie and D'Onofrio LAP PODDLES should opine at either Canespace or eoth. That way U'all will be among Canespace FOOLS or eoth GOONS. hUh

Disclaimer: NOT all canespace or eoth opinion makers are fools and goons. Just the vast majority.

Oh, with D'Onofrio still hanging around in Coral Gables. U'all's Canes will be probably be 8-4 during the regular season. Especially with QB's Olson or Crow taking snaps. Simply because the Hurricane defense isn't built to CARRY the offense!

Speaking of the Labor Day national telly game with mighty Louisville. The Cardinals just happen to have EIGHT returning starters on defense ( As well as FIVE key reserves whom played mucho SNAPS. ). Yes, the same Louisville defense which PUNKED Miami's offense in a recent bowl game. dUh

Then there's that Go BIGot REDneck road game, which has a LEGITIMATE TOP 10 defensive unit eager to face a Cane offense with no experienced QB. OUCH!!

my question is Al has been here going on his 4th year, why is QB Crow on the team as a viable QB. Crow has been here for three years and he can not come close to winning the starting job. this was who the coaches picked. it looks like olsen is not as good as the coaches hoped for, now the season is in the hands of one of the two freshmen that are coming in. this is going to be another excuse in the making. i can see it now, from al, the defense has improved but with the inexperience at QB we get allot of 3 and outs making it look worse on defense than it is. then he will slow the offense down so the D can rest....result, 3 and out and more excuses. hope im wrong but we'll see.


EVERY knowledgable professional commentator for NCAA football is impressed with what Golden has been accomplishing...

Posted by: Commander Cane | April 24, 2014 at 04:20 PM
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Of course the majority of college football pundits are ggiddy and whatnot with Goldie and his boi D'Onofrio. HHeck, they all know Miami will be just another ABOVE AVERAGE team with Thee Carpetbagger's in Coral Gables ( 9-3 or 8-4 winning seasons. With an OCCASIONAL 10-2 sseason in the distant future.). hUh


"Posted by: Canefan72 | April 24, 2014 at 05:11 PM"

Look at this Pig. They come back with a better team, an easier sked (although no game quite as easy as the OoF Gatr Trash) and he thinks the record will be worse.

You are old and senile. Even when you weren't old and senile, you were young and ignorant.

Save it, douche. We've heard it all before from you, your alter ego Gallinda, and the blog Pig.

21-16

Ill tell youwhy Swasey was retained, HTC- your ignorance is surpassed by your blind racism

It wasnt swaseys fault that the players became entityled and lazy

IT WAS shannons culture- It is a known fact that Shannon was hands off and hardly ever around the Hecht- Players came and went as they pleased- Yeah so he took their names off the shirts so what a lot of good that did.

Ill give you that he inherited one year of terrible QBing in Wright and Freeman-then he had so-called Fla Mr footballs in Marve and Harris but the way he handled those two was a perfect example and proof beyond doubt that he had no manbagement or people skills, and had no business being a coach- you and Calvin sit here and lambast Goldenwith rude names ans=d such- but you all dont admit how lucky we are to have Golden- Who the --- would take this job at this salary? Schiano? LOL. JJ? LOL. Cristobal?? LOL.


Please.

Lets give it a year or two. Then hif Goldens plan fails, the it fails. I will be the forst one to say I was wrong. Just like I said I was dead wrong about the excitement I felt when Randy was hired. Then by the second yr I started to lose hope.

St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Anthony Moten is on a mission to prove something about Miami’s 2014 recruiting class.

'Our Class is full of animals'
-A. Moten

yup. Bring it.

I am impressed with the discussion between HTC and RHC - and others actually having good discussions in this thread - it's really heartening to see actual facts discussed in measured tones and respectful disagreement.

Remember that after 11, we lost the best of our 22nd ranked dno defense to ill conceived, early NFL departures.

That left us depleted on Defense in 2012, but we had JFisch ...

The recruiting did take a significant hit for 2013 and we felt it on defense, along with a new OC in Coley and stopgaps on Defense.

Now, the coaching always mattered and that was a major fault line - arguably THE biggest contributor. You have to adjust your coaching to what talent you have at the time. 2013's defensive meltdown once we got through the historically easy part of the schedule, minus the Oof stand up game for defense, was the Tell that had so many of us ready to see AG and DNO off to PSU, as they desired....

Alas, we still have them, it is useless to speculate who would have replaced them if they had been scoooped up, and they have done a good to great job of recruiting in the meantime...

We have a harder schedule and the veil is off for AG, regardless of what sway AG has with the Admin. I know alot of you hold the admin in low regard, but they do have to mind the brand viability...and in today's CFb world, sunk cost fallacy isn't nearly as potent as one like GKC would argue, in my opinion. I think GKC might be right about a reluctance to buy out AG, but a horrible showing this year and loss of 2015 commmits goin into next year can turn a tide real quickly...

Randy Shannon.

Make the case that the admin doesn't need the cfb brand for overall revenue, and I'll have to forcefully disagree....

Just as haters mock the nostalgia for the brand's glory days, no amount of going Vandy or Standford or Harvard of the south is going to promote the school as much as a balance of academics with marquee sports draw, namely our CFB program. To say that they don't care about the U football is laughable.

AG is with us through 2015, can survive a 6-6 showing in 14 with some competitive losses to UL, NE, UNC, VT, a wildcard heartbreaker, FSU, and another bowl loss....but not too much more without a shakeout at the coordinator & staff level at Least... 2015 will then have to be a breakout storm at that point for AG to NOT be bought out, no matter the $$ figure - the admin cannot afford to look the fool and not pay off the AG gambling debt with a real ante up on the CFB coach circuit.

For these reasons, I am with Mahoney and RHC in hoping to be proven wrong that AG is a fraud, but okay in the long term if he is. We'll get there again, maybe not soon enough, with this guy, but UM will be worth being a fan for, for life.

I am tired of the mediocrity, but refuse to buy a simplified, agitprop explanation model that assigns all faults to selectively edited factors/actors.

Go canes.

AG is with us through 2015, can survive a 6-6 showing in 14 with some competitive losses to UL, NE, UNC, VT, a wildcard heartbreaker, FSU, and another bowl loss....but not too much more without a shakeout at the coordinator & staff level at Least...

Posted by: It's pronounced OOF | April 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM

"But not too much more"? Seriously? You mean 6-6 is not enough?

If this football team is sitting at 6-5 going into the last game, expect to see a Spring Game crowd at SLS on Nov 29th...and this time you wont see a banner behind the plane, they'll call for His job IN SMOKE!

"Competitive losses"...LMAO!

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