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Al Golden talks to Miami Herald in a fireside (without the fire) chat today. Some of what he shared...

   GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden was kind enough to give each of the three South Florida dailies that cover the team one-on-one time today before he meets with the entire media in the early evening.

There was a fireplace beyond our chairs, so I'd like to think of it as a fireside chat.  

  Just to get a few topics out of the way for those wondering... At some point in our chat, I asked him, "Were you offered the Penn State job?"

   "I'm never going to comment on those things,'' he told me. "Never.''

   Understood. I followed with, "What was that short window of your life like last year?"

   Golden: "I'm just not going to comment. I just don't want to get involved in that. Professionally I just think...(he pauses here) The year before, rumors were circulating about this thing or that thing. I just don't want to get involved with that.''

   I let it go.

   I also asked him about former UM linebackers Alex Figueroa and JaWand Blue and their rape-related case. He definitely would not touch that one in any specific way.

   "Ultimately I'm responsible for all 114 student-athletes on the team and making sure that they're conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the University and our mission. But more importantly this goes beyond that in terms of their families and our families and society and issues that we're dealing with in colleges.

  "We do a lot to educate them as a team and try to give them examples, help teach them the lifeskills, but more importantly support the lifeskills their parents gave them and sent them to us with. But at the end of the day it's my responsibility as a head coach.''

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   Have you replaced Blue and Fig's scholarships yet? "No.''

   Are there two empty scholarships? "There may be.''

   Are you bringing in somebody from the outside to replace them? "We're always looking to improve the roster. We don't have anybody in mind at this point.'' 

  Look for Tyriq McCord to play a lot of linebacker again this season.

  Who's the quarterback? I asked.

   "xxxx xxxx!'' Golden said. He didn't divulge.

   On senior QB Ryan Williams, recuperating from a torn ACL: "Ryan is doing great. He's as good as anybody that suffered the injury he has. We don't know what that will mean though in terms of when he will be integrated back into action but whenever that is it will be the earliest possible because of how much progress he has made during his rehab. ...I am not prepared to give any kind of medical word on when he'll be cleared.''

   On redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen: "He's had a really good summer. He's growing up physically. He has matured. He's developing. He just looks a lot different, a lot more confident. He has put in a lot more time and has been focused.

   On graduate student/Kansas transfer Jake Heaps, who is eligible to play immediately: "We brought him in because he's 23 years old. He's married. he started 30 games in college and he gives us maturity, he gives us experience and he's exactly what we thought he would be. Very bright. Very focused. He's clearly in a little bit different place in his life than many kids that may be freshmen and sophomores. He's already been through it. He's competing very well right now. I'm very pleased with Jake.''

Would you hope Jake starts so Kevin can get one more year learning if he needs to? “We’ll see. I don’t predetermine it. We’ll go from 4 quarterbacks to 2 very quickly in terms of who we’re going to focus our reps on in camp. But right now Malik Rosier and Brad Kaaya have really benefitted greatly from being at both summer sessions. They’re both very bright and they’re both going to be excellent leaders. A little bit different style for both.

"Brad is a big presence in the pocket – 6-4, 6-5, 220-something pounds. Great work ethic, can really see it. so I’ve been very impressed with him. And Malik, big strong arm and bright. Most people think he’s a runner just because he’s athletic. But he’s athletic in the sense Stephen [Morris] was. He can move and create but he doesn’t really look to run all the time although he can run. He’s a very good athlete."

 

Golden: "[QB] Gray Crow moved to H-back."

Me: Why?

Golden: "It’s just how it worked out. It’s a position we feel he can help the team at, just the way it shook out at the quarterback position. I don’t think he’s disappointed. Gray has always been a team player. He loves the University of Miami. He’s a great teammate and a great guy to have in the locker room."

  Would you like to redshirt Brad and Malik? 

  "I don’t know. Those guys have been out there in 7 on 7s and 1 on 1s and all that and we haven’t seen them in practice or scrimmage settings. We’re going to let it play out on the field. We’re going to give them an opportunity to compete. They’ve been competing all summer. I think a lot of their teammates are impressed with their knowledge and with their work ethic and with their poise. I want to see what we have before we decide to redshirt them."

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Some other topics we discussed: 

 * Incoming freshmen WR Darrell Langham and ATH Treone Gray have not yet arrived at UM, but Golden said he expects them in camp.

* S Rayshawn Jenkins, who was injured during the spring, "is doing the best he's been and we expect him cleared for full activity and training camp within the next week,'' Golden said.

* CB Nate Dortch "has left the team,'' Golden said. Note: He played in six games last year, mostly on special teams. 

* Speaking of special teams, UF Gators transfer Justin Vogel, who shares the jersey No. 16  with QB Heaps, "is doing a really good job'' at punter, Golden said. The way it's looking now, according to Golden, is it's between Vogel and Ricky Carroll, though kicker Matt Goudis will also work there.

* Golden agreed with me that freshman Braxton Berrios has the "it'' factor. "He's just about 100-percent right now'' in terms of his knee surgery rehab. "He's already cutting and doing all that. It's just one of those deals where he just finds a way. He's very resourceful, whether it's special teams or slot receiver, he finds a way to get things done.''

* What does Golden think of DT transfer Michael Wyche: "He's strong,'' the coach said. He's at 348 pounds now, Golden said, and he wants him at 335. "He's got a great personality. He's very grateful. Every time you turn around he's speaking to kids. We're glad he's a Hurricane.''

* Coach said the Canes played with 80 or 81 scholarship players last season and he expects the same this season.

* Coach said he expects to sign "probably 25 or 26" in the 2015 signing class.

* I asked Golden about Ray Lewis III. If you recall he was suspended for the bowl game.

Golden: "He's making progress. He's got to continue to mature and settle in. Hopefully he's continuing to improve. Like a lot of kids his age, it's time to grow up and time to mature and make sure to prioritize your day, think about why you're here and what you're trying to get accomplished and what are your goals and what are the team goals. Hopefully, he'll continue to move in the right direction.''

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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Moving Gray Crow to H-back makes sense. He'd never be a starter at UM and now there's a bunch of QB's on the roster. The kid is a real team player to accept the move. Most QB's would transfer. I thought Wyche was a very quick DT. I hope he has the quick first step at 335.

This blog clears up a lot of dissent regarding these topics on previous comment sections.

Golden says he is accountable and responsible for the conduct and actions of student-athletes off and on the field of play--as i said. And contrary to what several crutch masters asserted. Again, Golden doesn't need thew crutch. Stop being solely motivated by negativity and supposed "haters".

Golden is hostile regarding the QB situation as if any question regarding it is ridiculous.

Golden is defensive regarding his disappearing act the weekend PSU came to visit him. Why such dramatics if there's nothing to hide? Transparency is a sign of adequacy and good intentions. Duke's comment prove that the players were prepared for him to leave (that it was a possibility). That contradicts Golden's press conference comments that he was never being considered for the HC job at PSU.

Great journalism Susan!!!!!!!!!

* What does Golden think of DT transfer Michael Wyche: "He's strong,'' the coach said. He's at 348 pounds now, Golden said, and he wants him at 335. "He's got a great personality. He's very grateful. Every time you turn around he's speaking to kids. We're glad he's a Hurricane.''

Hators are going to hate hearing that. They think all Golden wants to do is fatten them up.

And where do you see hostility in the written text about the QB situation? Nine paragraphs of details on each player, not an ounce of hostility. Or do you claim him not naming a starter yet, when Williams might be ready, is somehow hostile?

And where do you see defensive in his statement that he won't answer questions about the Penn State opportunity? He said he would not be answering questions about it, that isn't defensive, it is a firm line. Leaders get to decide what questions they won't answer. Popovich and Saban do that, you praise them. But if the hated Golden dares use that same limit, you call it defensive.

Duke's comments were logical, but did not have any contradiction to Golden's statements. Where do you see contradiction?

And finally, him being responsible for their behavior does not mean he should have charges pressed against him for the rape that occurred while he was out of town, some things are outside the control of a coach, at Miami, FSU, Auburn, or even Texas Tech. "But more importantly this goes beyond that in terms of their families and our families and society and issues that we're dealing with in colleges." This goes beyond regular coaching issues, no matter who the coach is. The difference is that Miami immediately kicks these players off the team, while FSU sweeps it under the rug and asks it's alumni cops to ignore the case, scare the witness, and in the end claim insufficient evidence.

Posted by: twisting words to support your hate... | July 21, 2014 at 05:42 PM

Dude can you comprehend? Let it go no one cares anymore. The facts are out there. Stop trying to keep the excuses lingering.

Hope you heard it from Al's tongue that he does believe the team is talented enough to win the Coastal. So no need to hang onto the "not talented enough excuse." But I guarantee before this comment section reaches it's second page someone will jump in and explain how he really didn't mean that and we need the 2016 class before we can expect to compete.

I digress...........

Who's the quarterback? I asked.

"xxxx xxxx!'' Golden said. He didn't divulge.


Another illiterate.

Well at least you got another MVP in the making, the punter.

Who said that Golden deserves charges pressed against him? See just another extremist apologist. Can't stand in form of accountability, so U exaggerate and whine over any slight mentioning of it. I said Golden feels responsible in some way and that he should. Golden's statements concur. Its just that simple. All the extra moaning is personal stuff.

Duke's comments show that the players believed that Golden was considering the PSU job and that he might leave. Golden said he never was in consideration for it at all. Duke said that Golden spoke with the team about it and that he (Duke) didn't understand why Golden felt obligated to, because if he had chosen to leave, it would have been what he felt best for his (Golden's family). So even *after* Golden's meeting with the players, Duke still left feeling that Golden could have left that weekend. Why would Duke still feel that way if what Golden said (I was never in the running to be PSU's coach) at his press conference was true and thus reiterated at the team meeting? Obviously it wasn't.

Of course this tragedy isn't Golden's fault, but it is a somewhat apparent failure of that contract and agreement to properly cultivate those boys to men. If Golden is anything some assume he is, then he'd tell U as much himself. He should feel some sort of way about this, if he is a man of his word. I hope he does.
Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 09, 2014 at 03:56 PM

"Ultimately I'm responsible for all 114 student-athletes on the team and making sure that they're conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the University and our mission. But more importantly this goes beyond that in terms of their families and our families and society and issues that we're dealing with in colleges.
"We do a lot to educate them as a team and try to give them examples, help teach them the lifeskills, but more importantly support the lifeskills their parents gave them and sent them to us with. But at the end of the day it's my responsibility as a head coach.'' --Al Golden

Again, this Golden slurping obviously is not about Al Golden, its a much bigger plight that he is just an accessory to. Dudes won't even allow him to be a man--but they expect greatness out of him.

I clearly support Golden in a much more healthy way. 'Yes men' need not apply--Its a Canes Thang!!

I wish the Canes were as defensive as Golden is.
Also, he seems so serious about everything, making me wonder where the fun is at the U.
These are kids, not men. Kids who make mistakes.
I wish he'd be more serious about his coaches.

Al was very close to bolting for Happy Valley. In fact, there was a deal in principle either very late that Sunday afternoon. He had one foot out the door. However, once Mike Munchak was canned in Nashville by the Titans, that deal for Al to take over in Happy Valley was off the table and hence the statement by UM that Sunday Night that Al was staying.

It's the main reason why DT Travonte Valentine is at LSU right now instead of in Coral Gables.

Al was very close to bolting for Happy Valley.

As for the rape allegations, and that's all they are at this point, allegations, if true, its very sad and disgusting what these two young men did to that woman. I'm glad that Al, Blake, and Donna, especially Al and Blake sent a very powerful message that stuff like this will NOT be tolerated.

Zakke

Bruh your way to astute and observant for these dudes!!

Lol

Alfruad was have come out way ahead if he would have said...After considering a return to what once was my dream job, I'm happy here at The University of Miami.

Would have^^^^

You meant ALfraud right?

Can't wait for this season to begin and get going. It's going to to be a fun team to watch. Keep up the great work Coach Golden.

Golden did want the P. State job. When he was told he'd have to wait a couple days for a final decision, he gave the ultimatum: Hire me now or I'm withdrawing from consideration. PSU did not meet his demand so he stayed at UM. He couldn't afford to wait a couple days or he would have hurt himself badly at UM if PSU decided on someone else. I do believe PSU was the only job he was truly interested in at the time.

Yeah Punter U

And Running back U-

Ottis Anderson
Stephen Mcguire
Mel Bratton
'Zo Highsmith
James Jackson
Najeh Davenport
Edge
Cli Portis
Willis Mghaee
Frank Gore
Lamar Miller
Duke Johnson... and so on, and so on...

WR U

Lamar Thomas
Michael Irvin
Roscoe Parrish
Andre Johnson
Santana Moss
Reggie Wayne
Hankerson
T Benjamin

And LB U, and Tight End U, and D-end U

And yes, Punter U

At what point or should i say game do you think the defense is going to be exposed AGAIN and start talking about Mark D'Ontario?

The defense Will be exposed in the Louisville game. It's all down hill after that.

The defense Will be exposed in the Louisville game. It's all down hill after that.

Yeah, louisville with new qb, running backs and offensive linemen are going to really "expose" the defense. Good luck on that. The defense will be the most improved group on the team.

Thanks, but I'm not smarter than anyone who isn't a liar. Dudes are way smarter than me, but they prefer to cheat, rather than be smart. Thats the difference.

If Golden would have said that, there would be nothing to discuss. Anyone would entertain their dream job and alma mater. Keeping up appearances, is more important than telling the simple truth.

With Miami it's never the players, always the coaching. If Urban Myer was leading the same roster on the field you might have had an argument Cannot.

Susan Miller Degnan ✔ @smillerdegnan
Do you think that you have a team that can win the Coastal? @GoldenAl: "Sure.''

Lol! He takes this as a trick question every offseason. And he has given this answer every off season. Thus the trepidation.

Too many psychology majors.

6 weeks. Let's GO.

Instead of banging on trash holes and terds let's get real here
Being pick to win something means that the so call "Experts" believe you have the talent to achieve the task now regardless of why most feel the canes should play FSU in the ACC title game.. so with that on the table you have to throw out all the excuses the "experts" have thrown them out right ? I have been a skeptic at best with this staff I, still don't see players getting better and we are still loosing to teams (on paper) that have much less talent then us.. I have said it 100 times you judge a staff on how they teach and improve kids and I have not seen that at my beloved UM for a long time VT recruits 2 and 3 star kids and turns them into 4 star kids Duke has started to do the same we get 4 & 5 star kids that don't get drafted I hope this year I am proven Wrong. AS Always Go Canes!

Why is it that every time Al Golden face off against quality coaches in big games he get his a** cooked?

Tubby has stated he has no facts re: Golden and Penn St and then spends days inserting innuendo that he's on to something.

Rather than playing faux PI as well as intellectual, what are the facts? Serve 'em up or STFU.

He has no facts.....

Just to get a few topics out of the way for those wondering... At some point in our chat, I asked him, "Were you offered the Penn State job?"

"I'm never going to comment on those things,'' he told me. "Never.''

Understood. I followed with, "What was that short window of your life like last year?"

Golden: "I'm just not going to comment. I just don't want to get involved in that. Professionally I just think...(he pauses here) The year before, rumors were circulating about this thing or that thing. I just don't want to get involved with that.''

I let it go.

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So, how do u think I did ? Deny, deny, deny... Time to move on...

Fooled them again huh ?

"as I said before, I'm a Cane now and what's in the past is in the past... We deal in the here and now, and now the process is seeing that process through..."


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"I answered those questions earlier and it's time to move on..."

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u believe me don't u ?

He was offered the job that was a fact. He didn't take it because Penn st just got hammered by the NCAA but he had an obligation to talk to them. Universities cover themselves all the time and deny they make offers so the first person to take the job, they can say they got who they wanted. No one is gonna say they were turned down by the first 3 candidates but we got our forth in line.
Show some proof hators.

If Golden wins, This blog will quiet down. But all this nonsense--“We all say we want to bring it back,” Golden said of UM’s past dominance. “But we want to do it with our own identity.”

"with our own Identity"?? Golden, please! Your record is 49-49, yet you still insult our intelligence with those last 4 words.
Golden your identity, removing last years all time soft schedule--is a really mediocre coaching record. Don't pour gasoline on a fire by dismissing loyal, hardcore fans. We support UM, We spend dollars, we attend games & tailgate, and we cherish that "past dominance". With all due respect Coach--winning some meaningful ballgames and ending the year on a high note will go a long way towards establishing your teams identity.

Try to follow along the Friday Jan.3- Friday Jan.10 timeline d[]_[]mbazze'...

Canesport FALSELY said Golden was offered the Penn. St. Job when he WASN"T OFEERED or EVER WAS... Other publications simply quoted Canesport's "source" (gary furmans polluted deluded mind) that, "according to Canesport..."

Read SLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWLY clUcks...

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CaneSport@CaneSportFollow

CaneSport has confirmed that Al Golden has been offered the head coaching job at Penn State. While expected to take it, no word yet from Al

4:38 PM - 3 Jan 2014


Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter and PENN STATE Beat
Writer

David Jones@djoneshoopFollow

Trying to confirm through university sources that anyone been offered job. I'm only hearing now that NO ONE has been offered job.

5:05 PM - 3 Jan 2014

I do know that there is intense interest in @GoldenAl. #PSU job might be offered in future but just got a firm NO, not yet.

5:09 PM - 3 Jan 2014

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http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2014/01/penn_state_reportedly_offers_h.html

"PennLive's David Jones cites sources that say Golden has NOT been offered the job.

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Jan. 5th. SUN-SENTINEL

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-01-05/sports/fl-dave-hyde-commentary-0106-20140105_1_al-golden-miami-hurricanes-miami-job

"The real question about Golden's flirtation with Penn State was if the timing was best for a change. Did Golden need something Miami couldn't offer, and Miami want one of its coaching alums on the market like Greg Schiano or Rob Chudzinski?

We'll never know if Golden was offered the Penn State job. But this past week was unusual by Miami standards where coaches thinking of leaving went to something bigger."

*** YES WE DO, BECAUSE IF HE WAS OFFERED, 1) IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT SPECULATION AND 2) HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE JOB... PERIOD ! ***

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********** FINALLY from the PSU PAPER ... **********

Jan. 5th.

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2014/01/penn_state_coaching_search_upd_1.html
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So, here's the thing about the potential Penn State-Al Golden coupling that many people have speculated fell apart on Sunday.

It was never really a coupling.

A source I trust told me Golden, the former PSU captain and coach of the Miami Hurricanes, that Golden was never offered he position. And Golden announced Sunday he was not a candidate for another job.
In fact, I'm told that as of early Sunday evening, no one has been offered the job.

It's my understanding that Penn State and Golden met Saturday concerning the position Bill O'Brien vacated earlier in the week.

********************** But there was no job offer. **********************

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NOW READ THIS ONE VERY CLOSELY... BECAUSE HAD FRANKLIN AND OTHERS FELL THROUGH AND PSU DID OFFER GOLDEN ON JAN 9TH. GOLDEN WOULD HAVE DROPPED THE CANES LIKE AN UGLY GIRLFRIEND SMOKING HIS TIRES OUT OF CORAL GABLES TO HAPPY VALLEY EVEN AFTER THAT MONDAY I'M 100% A CANE B.S. PRESSER...

Jan 10.

http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2014/01/penn_states_dave_joyner_tells.html

"Penn State's Dave Joyner tells Al Golden's agent he's not getting the job: report"

As Penn State appears to be finalizing negotiations to make Vanderbilt's its next head coach, at least one of the other candidates has been notified he's not getting the job. According to StateCollege.com's Mike Poorman, Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner has contacted Al Golden's agent to break the news.

The call to Golden was placed late Thursday afternoon, according to Poorman, and seemed to be a matter of simple courtesy.

*** MEANING GOLDEN'S AGENT WAS STILL WAITING BY THE PHONE, JUST IN CASE, FOR THAT CALL AND OFFER THAT NEVER WAS OR NEVER BECAME ***

And now he's our year 4 lame duck Coach the didn't just cheat on us with and old flame, but BEGGED that old flame to take him back, she wouldn't and now he's back with the U, reluctantly so...

But by all means, read all those know nothing BS jock sniffing rah rah rah blogs and bow down to Golden and buy his shtick the next 3-4 years of we're young, getting bigger, better, stronger having to play 15 Freshman every year... If that pacifies you...
Me ? F-ALL THAT... Time to get it done Golden... SHOW ME !!!

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Golden is STILL trying to cover his arrse with the "NO COMMENT" about the whole situation which speaks VOLUMES that he was ready to BOLT, but Penn. St said... NO THANKS AL.

My point was Golden was contacted by PSU. Not the other way around. Sure journalists are usually wrong when it comes to this but you will not find one article that says golden contacted PSU first.

Posted by: who has that much time for a sports blog?lol | June 19, 2014 at 08:56 AM

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You're actually right, "we blog facts" now proven wrong "who has that much time for a sports blog?". Golden didn't contact Penn St. first... HIS AGENT, Brett Senior DID within 24 hours of Bill O'Brien stepping down to throw his Golden Sombrero into the middle of the ring before Penn. St. even thought of making a list of new Coaches to contact. Wasted time? Nope, took 5 mins to blow your claim that Golden WAS OFFERED by Penn. St. completely out of the water. Your ONE and ONLY misquote and false claim by Garry Ferman, that other publications merely used with the disclaimer of "UNCONFORMED REPORTS BY CANESPORT'S Gary Ferman". Not ONE publication went on the record as saying Golden had a standing offer by Penn. St. at ANYTIME. Why ? Because that was the FACT. Conversely, I gave you well over a half dozen ACTUAL quotes that confirmed Golden was NEVER offered and was told, we'll be interviewing other Coaches, after the Saturday meeting, which Golden wouldn't even confirm ever happened.

The bottom line is that Golden and his agent actively pursued the Penn. St. job, more than Penn. St. ever pursued Golden. The kicker being that even AFTER Golden's end of the year presser on Monday, his Golden Sombrero was still in the ring until that Thursday when Penn. St. informed is Agent, he was OFFICIALLY turned down for the Head job even after falsely saying he was 100% committed to the Canes.

Now you can apologize all you want with hope, spin, shiny ribbons n bows, but that cost us recruits and as far as I'm concerned his integrity has being truly 100% fully all in with OUR LEGENDARY FOOTBALL PROGRAM !

Was that his right ? Sure. Who would't want a job, that he was NEVER offered, at Double the MONEY and twice the fanfare at his Alma mater ? BUT, it backfired bigtime and people in the know, unlike you and far too many other Cane Sheeple just don't get it and NEVER will... Until then, my yearly 5 figure donations cease.

That all said, GO CANES and GO COACH GOLDEN, your 3 year Honeymoon is over and in the rearview mirror. GET IT DONE or get going on to another Program hopefully leading you back to your ultimate Happy Valley Dream Job Someday... But don't you ever tell me Coach Golden, that had Penn. St. TRULY OFFERED you the HEAD COACHING job that you wouldn't have taken it in a blink of an eye, like somehow you convinced far too many blind Cane fan sheep, boarderline Hilter youth followers.

Offered on Saturday... ? ... Then says "I need a contract to sign by 4pm Sunday or I'm staying at Miami !!!" Ppppffffffffiiittttt, you, "we blog facts" now proven wrong "who has that much time for a sports blog?" and too many other blind uninformed Cane fans bought that Gary Ferman Blog BUUULLLLSHEEEET line ! Certainly not any Cane fans in the circle that know and Positively NONE of the University of Miami Board of Trustees that still feel kicked in the nuts but continue to take the high road.

But don't ever pizzz down my leg again, point up and tell me it's raining.

Posted by: Harriet Tubman Gator | July 21, 2014 at 11:43 PM

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u sir... just got SMOKED !!!

After nearly three years of the negativity that arose from “always answering questions on the defensive” because of the NCAA case that was resolved in October, Golden said this season the Hurricanes as an organization are “back to attacking.

More smoke screen nonsense!
Here's why---No real NCAA sanctions have been handed out in quite some time. No program has really been in trouble since USC got smacked really hard with sanctions in the Reggie Bush debacle and that was bogus and over the top!
Don't even mention Penn St and what happened due to the Sandusky scandal. They (Penn St) must have terrible lawyers because they should still be suing the NCAA for the injustice that school suffered.
Golden has hidden behind NCAA sanctions to his own advantage, brought on by Shapiro behind bars for his first three seasons and couldn't wait to use the term "NCAA case" again today in his news blast.
Attention! Golden!--nothing worth talking about came of the investigation--you can stop crying wolf and play ball in 2014. The NCAA has no more bite today than it did 3 years ago.
Wins and losses. Bottom line, Coach--wins and losses!

Too many psychology majors.

6 weeks. Let's GO.
Posted by: NJshoreCane | July 21, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I agree…Al Golden is a PSY major correct?

Just to get a few topics out of the way for those wondering... At some point in our chat, I asked him, "Were you offered the Penn State job?"
"I'm never going to comment on those things,'' he told me. "Never.''
Understood. I followed with, "What was that short window of your life like last year?"
Golden: "I'm just not going to comment.
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GKC and my scorned namesake. All the fact any proud, independent man needs. The writing is on the wall for those who will hit the light switch. Voluntarily deaf, dumb and blind need not apply…Its a Canes Thang!

Susan knows it, and she doesn't have a sacc. Whats your excuse?

Duke's comments are all the facts we need. He is a real Cane, he knows whats up, and I already explained what his comments mean for those who are comprehension challenged, and this is the thanks I get?

GKC and my personal hater, still asking for facts on a situation where the facts have been purposely withheld. The article clearly proves as much. Don't ask me for facts, ask Golden.

Susan tried and got a stiff "Never". Why do U suppose I'd do any better?

Y'all could care less about "facts", his silence and accepting lies, suits U just fine.

There was something that made you think he was " trying to bolt " this whole time......post a link or quit saying it. You guys asked me to post a link saying Penn st came to Golden first and it didn't take long to find it. His silence is him trying to move on. The players said he discussed it with them and they don't whine about it. As long as real fans and players know the truth that's good enough for me. Ask jumbo about name is and see what he says. Bet its the same thing. Ask Spurrier about that kid who said you have to try to fail at univ of sc and I bet he doesn't talk about it.

Again, this Golden slurping obviously is not about Al Golden, its a much bigger plight that he is just an accessory to. Dudes won't even allow him to be a man--but they expect greatness out of him.
I clearly support Golden in a much more healthy way. 'Yes men' need not apply--Its a Canes Thang!!
Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane
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HTC what is your BLEEPING problem dude?? Do you not have ANYTHING at all POSITIVE to say about ANYTHING? I mean jeeez you must have a really shiiiiity life to wake up and say ' well here I am in a crap world, and I fell like crap, so I'm take my crap to the blogs'. I mean fuuuuk dude, WE GET IT, you have a (hate one) for Golden, let it F'ING go. I mean you're so transparent it's not even funny.

Am golden lied poster....post a link that shows Al's agent contacted PSU. I posted one that showed they contacted him first

sorry corch

Tubby moves from obfuscator to outright liar:

No facts available but believes he knows what happened based on a Duke comment that was a general answer to what happened if Golden left. The comment was made amidst much speculation and was a reasonable one, but proves absolutely zero about whether AG offered or not, who initiated, etc.

I want to know if any of the losers on this blog (HINT: INITIALS ARE TMJ)were offered a job for more money would they at least listen.

Assuming you went to college, which is a huge leap, wht if it was your alma mater. Would you be interested?

If Corch Muscrap were offered the UGA job, he would leave that steaming cesspool in TRailerville in a hot minute.

Don't you forget it.

Posted by: Cola Cane | July 22, 2014 at 08:04 AM

Yea, I posted it above. I'll reiterated since you are somewhat challenged.

"Of course this tragedy isn't Golden's fault, but it is a somewhat apparent failure of that contract and agreement to properly cultivate those boys to men. If Golden is anything some assume he is, then he'd tell U as much himself. He should feel some sort of way about this, if he is a man of his word. I hope he does."
Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 09, 2014 at 03:56 PM

And like I believed, Golden feels somewhat responsible. He is a man of his word. I hoped he was. What your issue????? All caps, shucking and jiving, whining and moaning for what? My post are relevant to the blog topic correct? I mean its always something to throw a hissy fit about with the defacto Blog Moderator. Geez, this aint Canespace--if U want freedom of speech controlled, go there please. Its wasting typing here.

that dude has way too much time on his hand to piece together the timeline of the Al Golden-PSU job. someone find him a chick lmfao

Who asre offered or who initiated was never the point LMAO! Thats the diversion point created by the apologists. Its totally irrelevant to 99.9% of the posts about the topic on this blog. One poster made that claim, so U can't hold everyone accountable to that one argument. The point of contention was ALWAYS whether Golden made himself a candidate, was he on the verge of leaving that weekend, and why was he so quiet the entire weekend if he was never considering and was staying here the whole time. Those question represent the posts of the 99.9% of the fans. Not who initiated contact. 99.9% of fans including myself (and I have posted as much) agree that PSU contacted Golden.

Duke's comments give light to the questions I just detailed, not who called who first lol! Good try though.

Susan, Duke, Manny, Mahoney-Pearson, and countless other posters know whats up. Just read the comments above. Why won't even repeat what he said before regarding that weekend? If its the truth, then why so dismissive?

Turn on the lights.

GKC, there are facts available. Golden didn't say there wasn't facts available so he can't speak on the issue. He said, "I'm never going to comment on those things,'' he told me. "Never.''

Thats not saying U don't know, thats saying I'm not telling.

Where's the modeling of transparency and contrition?

Raising Opportunists.

Susan, Duke, Manny, Mahoney-Pearson, and countless other posters know whats up. Just read the comments above. Why won't even repeat what he said before regarding that weekend? If its the truth, then why so dismissive?
Turn on the lights.
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Why even worry about, or even ask that question now?? Why bring up something that is gone, and should be forgotten? We have a NEW season about to start and ALL focus should be on that and ONLY that. You're like a TMZ reporter, who's only agenda is drama. This is my point about YOU and your buds, you ONLY care about things that are counter productive, and try to sound all intelligent about it, well I and many others see through your smoke and mirrors dude. You're a walking negative.

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