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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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Well said OOF.

A reasoned opinion showing that politics, personality, and other factors do NOT trump support as a loyal fan.

It amazes me that someone could have attended the 'U' and reaped the rewards of our Education, and support the downfall of our program because they don't like the Coach.
Your paragraph below says it all:

Posted by : It's pronounced OOF
"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."

That my friend says it all.....
Go 'Canes

Jeez Lueez, is it going to be 10 yrs down the road and STILL people bringing up RS??? I mean for the love of God can you people let it go??

This is how I see it, we have issues, and most of them are on the D side, we've had 2 good almost great recruiting classes to combat that, and HOPEFULLY Dno is going to improve his play calling and tactics to give these guys a chance to make plays (it's not all on the coach), if he/they both respond in a positive manner, then I think with the guys we have on the O, we can have a good season, and really show improvement.

All we can do is hope, and leave it in the coaches hands. All the bitching, and moaning and comparing, and taking shots at each other, and calling the coaches and players names is ridiculous. This isn't the 80's or 90's, that landscape will NEVER be around again, because of the parity, and we CAN'T put up a fence around SFla again.

There are plenty of excellent players to go around, we just have to get that right measure in our choices and it'll happen, we'll start winning games we should've lost, and we'll start making those teams that don't respect us, respect us. You can believe or not, or just root for someone else.

I'm a 34yr Caner and I choose to believe.

I like it Cola.

Your analysis is a better case scenario than mine, for sure.
"...and we'll start making those teams that don't respect us, respect us."

Great line.

As for 'competitive losses' - yeah, I know it's a loaded term...I am simply referring to the types of losses we did have in Ag's first year and Rs's tenure....we did lose a slew of those games by a combined score of less than 21 points, right?

I can take those over the slaughters we faced last year.

Agreed, if we lose a game, then damnit let it be by 1 or 3 pts and us fighting until the end, not getting punked by 15 or 30 pts.

Let's POUND Clemson this series, GO CANES BASEBALL!!!!

I like how people try and bring up in shannon's last year there were supposedly only "6 commits", first off, SO WHAT! Anybody with common sense know that shannon and crew were good recruiters, better than goldie, especially without james coley/cristobal. If it wasn't for james coley, these morons would still be getting guys like crow & dewey. 2nd of all, the word on the street and it was obvious this administration wasn't in support of shannon, the man went 9 & 4 in his 3rd year with a real schedule, 4 ranked teams out the gate, had one of the toughest schedules in the nation and that man started off 3 & 1 with a True sophmore at the qb position.

As much as people like to try and blame j70, that man was a True sophmore in 2009 and balled and almost always had us in position to win, the problem with alot of the hypocrites is, they blamed shannon for running that 2 qb system, shannon knew what he was doing, he knew there was no qb depth, so he wanted game experienced qb's to head into spring next year and Truly battle it out, in the end, what shannon did was real proper and those same morons who criticized that move are now some of the same ones, not criticizing the head-moron. kevin is in his 2nd year at UM, let's see how he does compared to what shannon and jacory did in there 2nd year together.

But back to the original point, the troll and her minions fought back on shannon getting and extension which meant they already knew they wanted to get rid of him for many reason besides football. He wasn't a cheese eater to the administration nor boosters, they didn't like that, he kept the snitch at bay, they didnt' like that and he wouldn't bend his rules no for nobody, they didn't like that.

So the didn't want to give that man a contract extension after going 9 & 4 with a qb that needed surgery and was bascially throwing with 4 fingers, people complained that wisconsin dominated us, that's a lie, and we had the ball with an opportunity to still win the game, but people complained about that game, but the same morons who complained about that game keep making excuses for why every time this head moron gets on the big stage, this team folds, we lost to wisconsin something like 20 to 14, this head moron just lost to louisville 36 to 9, got dominated by duke, Virginia tech, Fsu, barely beat wake forest, survived at Unc and people hollering about let's support that moron.

F that mofo, until he becomes part of the real UM tradition, when you take this job, the initiation is: Become a part of a national championship team at UM. All the headcoaches before him have that except him.

This moron has to prove himself worthy to get supported, until than, nobody wants to hear him crying about schedules, and an investigation that had nothing to do with whether he can coach or not.

Do recruits really matter in that defensive system, when you got the #1 ranked db according to several people and you got him lining up 10 & 15 yards off the receivers, does it matter.

When you bring in good linebackers and you asking them to put on 30lbs in 2 years time and asking them covering slot receivers, what does that have to do with the investigation. A real headcoach would've said, the investigation had nothing to do with why we gave up 500 yards. All we keep hearing this morons say is, "i'm the headcoach, it's my job to get it fixed", and well, we going into year 4 now, how many more 500 yard games are going to get blamed on recruiting.

Asking d-linemen who were recruited to get up field to now all of a sudden pack on more weight and become 2 gap d-linemen has nothing to do with the investigation and has everything to do with liars coming in repeating things they heard about "think players not plays" and if that was the case, they would've never had asked guys like porter to put on more weight and be a 2 gap guy. As well as several other players, that's called abuse and alot of guys will be burnt out before they get to the pro's with all this unnecessary weight.

duke, lose 7 or 8lbs man, Trust me.

Straight Ether Calvin!!!

No lies, wishful thinking assumptions, or selective rumor mongering in the post.

Just a thought based on the results & performance we've witnessed on the field of play. This topic of golden's success as a HC has a very deep meaning for some posters. Its personal instead of just being about football. Their entire essence and identity is on the line lol! Wish dudes felt that way about the players--U know the ones that brought Us 5 NC titles as the constant during 4 different coaching tenures.

The bosses and media have the fans calling the workers (players) "entitled", lazy, selfish, "not buying in" etc…it couldn't possibly be their leadership (even above the coaches) setting the culture.

Slave mentality and Stockholm Syndrome.

Calvin is adding accurate analysis of this current tenure. While stating the true history of the previous tenure. He does this, along with HarrietTubmanCane, and several others. That is useful for a blog like this.

To find dishonest statements about what has, and, is occurring is to be expected. Thankfully, many others continue to add correct information and insight for the good of the University of Miami's football fan base.

Oh shut the hell up with one BS line after another. Oh the administration wasn't behind Shannon, or it was Shalala, or it was a schedule. First off that so called schedule was watered down because Shannon and company got there rearend handed to them at Ohio State, and if it wasn't for two kick returns by Benjamin and Lamar Miller the game would have been much worse than what it was. Then they went and played an Oklahoma team that started a true freshman in Landry Jones and it was all Shannon could do not to screw that game up and lose it at home I might add. So quit with all the BS about how your position coach boy didn't get this and that. Heck he never had to deal with a two plus year NCAA investigation either while recruiting and then only had 6 players verbally committed. Fact is the program as a whole from top to bottom is light years better off under Coach Golden than it ever could have been under a bumbling idiot like Shannon.

Calvin you racist pig. Driskel career day???
3 ints and a fumble???
If yards meant squat. Dan Marino would have won 8 Superbowls

Do we really want to discuss what or how one play this way or another that way may have impacted outcomes of games? Did U watch Hurricane football last season LOL!

Shannon has 3 rings, now how could a statistic named "championships is all that matters" hate him all *for the sake of* another coach who has zero??? Oxymoron. please make sense of that for me. Even your name is a lie and misrepresentation.

Every UM coach has had to work under those real in-house sanctions. That NCAA thing was a product of the true UM sanctions which are the incompetent UM administration itself. U are so deeply cognizant of the NCAA investigation, but so blindly (maybe selectively) ignorant of its cause. Must be that good ole Crutchology again. Just be smart and U have to compromise your integrity by lying for cheaters.

Facts is…the numbers, stats, and records overall don't agree. Shannon had a 9-4 season as well albeit against the hardest schedules in UM history hands down. Golden had the same record against the easiest schedule in UM history.

Don't facts just make U squirm. Let me help U with that brick.

Some wholeheartedly feel that sense they *paid* UM for their education they must pledge the administration their undying blind support. If U paid for that education, then why do U owe them anything? For that opportunity they gave U to pay them?

I can't believe people are still bringing up Jacory and Shannon, be it in a positive or negative light.

CAlvin, HTC, cane72= racist pigs who dont belong on this blog

They hate Miami, speak no truth, its all the same BS

Calvin said, "current coach (followed by a derogatory name) isnt part of the UM tradition" because he hasnt won a championship. If we are talking coaches, that means every single coach at UM until 1980 wasnt part of the UM tradition. Neither was Randy Shannon, who despite being a player and an assistant in championship teams, as a head coach never won a ship, and in fact,

Shannon, who recruited DUMPSTER fire after dumpster fire from Miami NW including BUSTS Jacorry Harris, Kendal Thompkins, and MArcus Forston, so DESTROYED the fabric of this Miami football program, that one must think that Shannon was either a gator, a seminole or a corn husker at heart to do such damage to the U like he did.

And then the genius that is calvin says that who cares that Shannon had 6 commits going into December of 2008, says it all. So what he said. Shannon was a better recruiter than Golden/

Really Calvin? Man, dude, you been toking that rock waaay too much. That rock has your brain fried, bro. Same with harriet with his nonsensical pseudointellectualization. You all hanging out at the same crack house?

Let's just talk about 2014! This is the first time Golden will be using an inexperience freshman QB, and Duke is coming off an injury. The DL is still a major question mark, and nothing has changed in position coaches. The players are bigger, stronger, and explosive according to the training staff's numbers. The defensive secondary and LBs are in their 2nd and 3rd year under the leadership of the DC. Coley is a year wiser as the OC who has an elite core of WRs. The offensive line coach must replace two starters.

By the way, I watch the clip of the players' reaction to the new uniforms, to include the various combinations. I am hoping that coach Golden pull out old practice films of how the U prepared in the spring, summer, and fall camps. I recalled numerous former players stating that practice was harder than games, because we practice like it was a game. I am hoping Golden and staff are paying attention to the former Canes who come back to train for their upcoming season. I am wondering, if the former Canes trying to gain a lot of weight, which could impact their speed and endurance.

Canes don't rebuild...we reload...practices are very competitive...and we don't recruit backups...and on game day...everyone in America watches the SHOW...that's the culture I am looking for in the future.

I'd like Duke a little lighter as well, but it remains to be seen how he plays at this weight. We'll see..

I'd like Duke a little lighter as well, but it remains to be seen how he plays at this weight. We'll see..

Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | April 25, 2014 at 09:38 PM
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Straight Ether Calvin!!!

No lies, wishful thinking assumptions, or selective rumor mongering in the post.

Just a thought based on the results & performance we've witnessed on the field of play. This topic of golden's success as a HC has a very deep meaning for some posters. Its personal instead of just being about football. Their entire essence and identity is on the line lol! Wish dudes felt that way about the players--U know the ones that brought Us 5 NC titles as the constant during 4 different coaching tenures.

The bosses and media have the fans calling the workers (players) "entitled", lazy, selfish, "not buying in" etc…it couldn't possibly be their leadership (even above the coaches) setting the culture.

Slave mentality and Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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The reality man is, their are 2 types of UM fans, those who know where & how the championships came, and those who are tad foote jr.

The post on this blog continues to sift out who the real championship fans are and the ones who are the bandwagoneers.

Some wholeheartedly feel that sense they *paid* UM for their education they must pledge the administration their undying blind support. If U paid for that education, then why do U owe them anything? For that opportunity they gave U to pay them?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 25, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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Mel B this is Strick they always bring up Shannon to hide the fact that golden had a below 500 record before he got here and probably will not do to much better than that in my IPO. Chumpionships is an excuse waiting to happen who has also racist. The tru hurricane fans on here only respond to the negative things said about Shannon. Whenever something is said about golden they immediately bring up Shannon as if he is the standard. Shannon had a terrible oc and golden has a terrible dc. IMO they are a wash. Golden has every opportunity to prove us wrong. He has the pieces in place now can he make this group of Canes execute.

tally cane- what was shannons record before he necoame hc at UM- oh yeah thats right 0-0. So your stupid brain dead comparison means sheet.

The bosses and media have the fans calling the workers (players) "entitled", lazy, selfish, "not buying in" etc…it couldn't possibly be their leadership (even above the coaches) setting the culture.

Slave mentality and Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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http://youtu.be/SKm5xQyD2vE

Calvin the "genius" thinsk that Duke Johnson is fat now- Duke hasnt even run full speed yet bc ofhis injury yet he is calling him fat

THAT, folks is the kind of stupidity that posts on this blog

Calvin- you stupid

Mel B this is Strick they always bring up Shannon to hide the fact that golden had a below 500 record before he got here and probably will not do to much better than that in my IPO. Chumpionships is an excuse waiting to happen who has also racist. The tru hurricane fans on here only respond to the negative things said about Shannon. Whenever something is said about golden they immediately bring up Shannon as if he is the standard. Shannon had a terrible oc and golden has a terrible dc. IMO they are a wash. Golden has every opportunity to prove us wrong. He has the pieces in place now can he make this group of Canes execute.

Posted by: Tallycane | April 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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The thing that's not a wash tho is, the head moron got a contract extension after going 6 & 6 in his first year for an additional 7 or 8 years give or take. Is getting paid something like 2.5mill a year, when shannon had to fight just to get over 1 million a year. shannon didn't honestly have the luxury of coming in and hand picking his entire coaching staff, he had guys that he had worked with for years, depending on him and he gave each one of them the ultimate chance to succeed.

In the meantime, the head moron had an opportunity to put together his whole entire staff from the ground up and thus far we see how that has turned out. so iwouldn't call it a wash myself, because shannon did more with less, this moron wants to complain but hasn't made the talent he inherited better.

If it wasn't for the guy (Coley) Golden keeps throwing under the bus, this class would've been STRAIGHT DOO DOO! Not only may Coley have saved the QB position, but can ya'll imagine what type of shape we'd be in at RB, if He didn't flip Yearby!

And judging by this answer...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.”

...He also threw Stephen Morris under the bus LMAO! Yeah, even though Stephen had to play under 3 different OCs in His time here, it was His fault that we couldn't convert 3rd downs...sure.

That maybe true with doing more with less and even still he shot himself in the foot by not playing streeter. There is no way you put jacory out there with out his home run threat from high school. Shannon doomed himself by not firing whipple.since he didn't fire whipple after every garbage playaction pass he called while jacory had a bum ankle then he is stuck with him. Golden is stuck nod because he wants to. That's why their a wash. Both coaches have a deadly flaw in the coaching philosophies.

Well then dumbass's why didn't Shannon rehire Art Kehoe as soon as he became HC or Don Soldinger or maybe even Dan Werner to be his OC? Shannon did the hiring and Shannon did the firing. So stop with the lies which is all you doofus's have to hold on to. Shannon as I said lost to an Ohio State team which would have been a blowout if not for Lamar Miller and Travis Benjamin running two kick returns back because his color blind boy Japickney interception machine could not differentiate between the guys on his team and the guys from Ohio State. Then the Oklahoma team that was ranked so high in preseason were beaten the previous week by BYU and then without Sam Bradford who was out injured and a freshman in Landry Jones starting in his place just barely beat the sooners and wouldn't have if it wasn't for Mike James being able to run the clock out. Guys why don't you morons try sticking with facts. Yeah on paper that was a tough schedule to somebody who just knows a name of a team and the history of the team, but in reality Shannon dodged a huge bullit cause there is no way he could have beaten Oklahoma if they had been at full strength that year. So give up la la land and monopoly money and come down to reality that your boy sucked and that is why NOBODY wants or wanted him to be a HC. Heck he can't even get a DC job anywhere. Shannon is like a Patrick Nix, he rode the coat tails of others until he was exposed for being just what he is, which is nothing more than a good position coach who was an overrated DC and a horrible HC. So if that makes me a racist then so be it, I could care less. The fact is that it is idiots like yourselves who are the real racists, because the only reason you don't like Golden is because of his race and whether you like it or not, the entire program as a whole has gotten better under him. Don't believe it just ask Jimmy Johnson who coached your boy Shannon who was a Failure and Jimmy will even tell you that Al Golden is the right man to bring us back. And those three National Titles that ya'll want to beat your chest about were more because of the Greg Schiano's, Jimmy Johnson's, Michael Irvins, Steve Walsh's, Ken Dorsey's and others on those teams and staff's than they ever were because of Shannon. Hell truth be told those guys won inspite of Shannon's abilities as a player or coach. All anybody has to do is just look what he did as a HC. Oh and HTC the players were sorry and lazy before Al Golden got here and guess what now they are not. It will seem good this year not to have to deal with and see any of those sorry players Shannon had here for a change. Thank God the virus called Coker,Shannon and Shapiro is finally over.

Way to go Canes baseball, took down Clemson 5-2 and the new streak is at 3, which brings us to 29-13, and 16-5 in ACC. Let's keep the train rolling. GO CANES!!!!

It will seem good this year not to have to deal with and see any of those sorry players Shannon had here for a change.

Posted by: championships is all that matters. | April 26, 2014 at 12:50 AM

WROOOONG!

Three starters on offense were Shannon's recruits...Feliciano,McDermott, & Walford...WOOOOP!

Thank you"championships..." well said. Amen to all of that.

Great win at Clemson for the small ball team. The only hurdles they need to get ovcer at this time are: hitting, UVA and FSU. If they can beat FSU one series or at the ACC tourn, theyre confidence will shoot up. UVA just beat FSU. Theyre that good. IMO, if Moris at least gets us to Omaha that will save his job

Calvin, I hear you, but no one is listening. Man, you are point on with your analysis. Why are you spending time trying to explain south Florida football? I did not agree with the hiring of Golden, but I will support him as long as he's the HC. Nevertheless, this does not mean that I will agree with the defensive and offensive schemes over the past 3 years.

Calvin, I hear you, but no one is listening. Man, you are point on with your analysis. Why are you spending time trying to explain south Florida football? I did not agree with the hiring of Golden, but I will support him as long as he's the HC. Nevertheless, this does not mean that I will agree with the defensive and offensive schemes over the past 3 years.
Posted by: RichmondHeightsCanes | April 26, 2014 at 02:47 PM

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RHC this man here posted why they ain't listening a blog or so ago!!

Killed it!!!

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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


Defensive tackle Quentez Johnson from Cedar Grove High in Ellenwood, Georgia, has been tough to get a read on during the process.

Johnson (6-3, 310) made waves again today with a surprise decision to pull the trigger on a commitment to Miami.

Johnson finished his junior campaign with 65 tackles, 12 for loss, and 3 sacks.

His commitment comes despite never having been on campus.

Johnson claimed 24 offers Johnson including Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, and Wisconsin.

Johnson carries a grade of 82 from 247Sports, ranking him 61st in the nation at his position and 100th overall in the state of Georgia.

Johnson is the 11th commit for Miami's 2015 class. He joins defensive end Scott Patchan as one of the two defensive line commits UM has in the class. Miami currently has the No. 9 ranked class in 2015 according to 247Sports.com.

Yup

Go back to the Championship years.
Get the same offensive playbooks and the
same defensive formations and strategies and
the same uniforms.

Get rid of idiot shalalalaalalalalalal and her ilk at the U. They just want women's sports which is what the Cane football program has become with goldie and d'o and his OC.

If d'o puts in one three down linemen NO defense, just one, FIRE HIM on the spot.

If d'o puts in one ZONE NO pass defense, fire him on the spot.

If the OC calls one flat pass, fire him on the spot.
Just my humble opinion.

Bottom line: 2014 is a throwaway season. However, if we are not playing in the ACC championship game in 2015, Golden should be sent packing. ACC Championship game in 2015 is a bright red line!

Posted by: Canefan72 | April 26, 2014 at 05:53 PM

They still need to put in the individual work, be students of the game, and have the desperation of those championship players and teams. It's not as easy as you make it seem, but i feel like they are headed in the right direction.


Barrow is there coaching linebackers and nobody wants to pull his card. smh. Selective in your criticisms (not just you).

Barrow is NOT lb coach the non dco is!!

well M-P, that is yet another problem I did not mention.
goldie and his staff have failed for four years to get the fat bellied linemen into shape.

Even worse, by running a three down linemen NO run defense, they have worn out great players like chickillo who are worn out by the end of the first quarter. It is difficult enough to play def. linemen as one of four.
As one of three taking on two offensive blockers each play, it is impossible.

Plus, goldie and d'o have linebackers playing five yards off of the line of scrimmage. They are essentially DBs, not LBs. This is why the Canes can not stop the run inside the ends and can not stop the end runs.

goldie and d'o employ a crap defense that is not even an effective defense when the Canes are ahead and use this prevent defense which almost prevented them from winning a couple of games last season.

goldie, d'o, the OC and shallaalalalalala are STUPID.
I have forgotten more about football than they will ever learn.

It's comments like that by the head coach that make you wonder does he really know how to coach a D1 level elite program. How much confidence does Olsen or any QB on the roster can trust their coach , If saying some transfer can come in and compete for the job right away. As a coach what do you tell the young men who are competing at practice everyday. You doing a great job, but there is transfer don't know his name yet. He will come and compete with a better than great chance to take your starting job. If that's the route you are going to take. Any transfer coaches out there. The last 2 years we didn't have any coaches. Why should we believe in the same staff this year.

Olsen with be a great QB at the U with great leadership and development. The question is Can this staff provide that?

Not! 72......golden has been here 3 years unless you forgot that too. Plus we are listed as a 4-3 . How about being realistic....if he loses 8 games fire him. Your gator coach will be long gone before golden gets fired. Dno....he will be fired if d declines but golden aint goin nowhere. I bet uf comes calling on him after the 2014 season.

Barrow is NOT lb coach the non dco is!!

Posted by: Nash | April 26, 2014 at 06:51 PM

Really?

"Micheal Barrow is in his seventh season as the linebackers coach. In his third season on Al Golden's staff in 2013, he coached junior LB Denzel Perryman, who earned consensus first-team All-ACC honors and was a Dick Butkus Award semifinalist."

"Since his return to Coral Gables, Barrow has played an integral part in the development of current NFL linebackers Tavares Gooden, Darryl Sharpton, Colin McCarthy and Spencer Adkins and the graduated Spence."

"In 2011, Barrow guided freshman Denzel Perryman to a stellar first season. Perryman finished first among ACC freshmen with 69 tackles and was second on the team while earning numerous freshmen All-America honors."

"A native of Homestead, Fla., Barrow helped Spence to ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-America honors in 2008. Under his tutelage, Spencer Adkins was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Barrow also helped Glenn Cook to one of his best seasons on the field. Cook led the Hurricanes in tackles and along with Spence and Darryl Sharpton was among Miami's top tacklers."

"In 2007, Barrow guided senior linebacker Tavares Gooden through a strong senior campaign at Miami. Gooden, a third-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008, led the Hurricanes with 119 tackles. Under Barrow's watch, junior linebacker Colin McCarthy was the fourth-leading tackler on the team."

"Barrow is one of three former Hurricane players on the current UM coaching staff (Art Kehoe and Hurlie Brown). He played for the program from 1989-92. In 1992, he earned All-America honors, was the Butkus Award runner-up and finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting. He was also the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and finished his career as the third-leading tackler in school history."

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205558257

http://www.pbgametime.com/news/sports/high-school-football/pbgametimecom-class-of-2015-football-recruits-no-5/nfcb2/

This reminds me of alot of so called UM fans, this is why i laugh at alot of these clowns in here and most of the time, i don't waste my time reading their post, their going to gargle everything goldie all the way to the end and than some. I'm not sure why people are surprised:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/reaction-to-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-s-alleged-racist-comments-192233772.html

Not only this clown, but from the way the cleveland cavaliers owner acted after bron dipped out on em, he's of the same breed. I like when white people start talking about "there is no racism anymore" lol.


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/reaction-to-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-s-alleged-racist-comments-192233772.html

By the way, HTC, these imbeciles are so pressed to try and make us look like whatever it is they keep trying to make us look like, they must think will muschamp is black, since we keep giving him his just do and not the penn disgrace morons over here stealing checks.

The only thing/way i'll feel good if clown 500 is still the d-co is if i hear the defense is not and does not practice. If you're going to be in last place, what's the purpose of practicing.

I know it says that but Barrow as a defensive asst and sp tm co.

Nod coaches the lbs

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

Indiana Pacers power forward David West referenced the numerous prior allegations surrounding Sterling in a conversation with Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star:

"He has a history of being a bigot and a racist," West said about Sterling. [...]
"You can't be naïve about the thoughts and mindsets of (some) people in this country," West said. "We live in this sort of reality anyway where we understand that people … have all types of perceptions towards us, whether good or bad. I guess being an athlete or entertainer, people can come cheer for you but as soon as the game is over, they are who they are and they think how they think, they feel how they feel.
"I'm not naïve to that. I don't think our society has all of a sudden changed and people who are in power all of a sudden think different about us, just because you dribble a basketball or catch a (darn) football, it's just not the reality of it."
"He is who he is. They ain't going to change the man," West said. "The man's going to go to his grave being who he is. … This is not going to change him.
"Because he has black athletes or whatever. He is who he is. There have been folks before him and there have been a ton of them after him."
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Like our boy nash says/and likes to post:

http://youtu.be/ghmlELdt5XE

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