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The freshmen speak: Kaaya, Berrios, McDermott, Darling, Yearby, Gray, Thomas, Harris and Njoku

I got a chance last Friday during Media Day to talk to nine Hurricanes freshmen on film.

They were: Quarterback Brad Kaaya, receiver Braxton Berrios, offensive linemen Kc McDermott and Trevor Darling, running backs Joe Yearby and Trayone Gray, defensive linemen Chad Thomas and Trent Harris and linebacker David Njoku.

As you know, we the media only get to talk with freshmen once during camp and this was our opportunity. Here is the playlist of interviews I shot.

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Al Golden is just two weeks away from facing off against Bobby Petrino. Hey Al, after you get your a** cooked by Bobby Petrino please resist the urge to throw the players under the bus. Instead Al, blame yourself for hapless in-game play calling. Al Golden, you are allowed however, to through coach No'D under the bus.

Manny Navarro ✔ @Manny_Navarro
"One thing I noticed about most of the #UM freshmen I spoke with at media day is how confident and mature they are. Smart too."
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You have to be smart to get into an elite private school like the University of Miami.

Compare that to some of the real dunces they have running loose in Trailerhassee and Trailerville.

Jameis Winston? All the free stuff he gets on the regular and he steals from a girl and a store, only to have the trailerhassee cops sweep it under the rug? Did his SAT even get to four digits?

And we have seen the genius that is Aaron Hernandez, waiting for the cops in his underwear and then beating up a convict while he was handcuffed? And the Pounceys wearing a Free Hernandez cap, totally ignoring the victim in this crime? I bet he didn't even take the SAT, just shot the proctor and gave himself a 1000.


I have read, only, the comments these past days to leave the forum to others. I saw where Ron Zook posted a comment, and was responded to by Blue skies. In a past article. He did not get a response on that post. I see he did it again, on this article.

It has been said that Ron Zook and Blue skies are the same. Along with proven that Blue skies will change his name, when he is caught in his lies, misinformation, fake identities, etc. This post is him, actually, arguing against himself.

This by him, and others, that examines everything about all things but Al Golden's lack of success. When others talk about his inabilities as a coach on the football field. That is why many see those kind of examiners, of all things non-success on the football, as a disruption to this blog.

Posted by: ChampCane | August 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

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Yo Inspector Clouseau! How does it feel to never be right about anything???

Here's my challenge, although like the last challenge you made once I accepted it you ran off an hid, I will be happy to turn this over to Susan and if in fact the IP's match I will NEVER post on this blog EVER again. But, should they not match then based on your lie, YOU will never post on this blog.

NO wiggle room, no more lies, just a very simple agreement. Do you have he balls or will that jelly backbone stop you again?

Hey, Manny is right, don't let their intelligence be an excuse for losing by Al Golden.

His lesser paid predecessor was one of the greatest recruiters of elite intelligent players. That graduated at uber elite levels. While winning at a similar rate as Al Golden. But with more wins against better teams with that lesser pay and greater students. But was fired for winning more in his final year, than Al Golden did in his first year, here.

chimpcane whines again

btw blue skies good reference to the pink panther but i think chimpcane is more like a black panther

You have to be smart to get into an elite private school like the University of Miami.
Compare that to some of the real dunces they have running loose in Trailerhassee and Trailerville.
Jameis Winston? All the free stuff he gets on the regular and he steals from a girl and a store, only to have the trailerhassee cops sweep it under the rug? Did his SAT even get to four digits?
And we have seen the genius that is Aaron Hernandez, waiting for the cops in his underwear and then beating up a convict while he was handcuffed? And the Pounceys wearing a Free Hernandez cap, totally ignoring the victim in this crime? I bet he didn't even take the SAT, just shot the proctor and gave himself a 1000.

Posted by: Manny is right, Canes are smart. | August 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM

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LOL - what about the Hurricane players who were recently arrested for rape - how smart were they?

Blue skies, or Ron Zook, I do not have anything to show where I am incorrect in this.

This by him, and others, that examines everything about all things but Al Golden's lack of success. When others talk about his inabilities as a coach on the football field. That is why many see those kind of examiners, of all things non-success on the football, as a disruption to this blog.

Posted by: ChampCane | August 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Stick to this point, I have always made. To constantly avoid it makes the diversion clear by you and others. No punk behind challenges, diversions, or any of your other efforts.

The team is not better on game day for only one reason. Al Golden is not a good coach. Even his wins are the same as the previously fired coach before him. But the previously fired coach defeated better teams than Al Golden has at the same years of coaching here. With Al Golden having more head coaching experience, prior to coming here. While since he came to Miami he has superior pay, talent and lesser academic restraint, than the previously fired coach. He was not good from the original terrible hire by Kirby Hocutt. Or, when he received a without merit pay raise and extension for winning less than the coach that was fired the year prior.

By the way, Ron Zook, Blue skies, you never explained that you were not the same person. When I repeatedly called you one in the same in the past. Now that I post that you are arguing against yourself, on another article, some unknow person explains that you are two people. With or without your two people are one thing. My post about your constant Al Golden excuses for lack of success on the football field with more talent is still valid.

cool j_ you are a dumbs7t.

If you have nothing positive to say about anyone please st-fu or be a man and say it to someones face and dont hide behind your internet at Kinkos.

Al Golden has done an exemplary job here. No one else would have done any better with the garbage weve had as players until the last two recruiting cycles. He and Donofrio has turned Perryman into a stud lb that WILL PLAY in the NFL. And there are many others. Please do us all a favor- WHEN Miami destroys Louisville,get back on here and admit that you are wrong, apologize to Golden for being a d--oosh and go on with your sorry lame life

Great clips Manny, and for allowing us fans to be introduced to our newest CANES. If possible, can we hear from the DL and DB coaches, because I believe their respective units will determine the success of the U this coming season?

In a hypothetical situation- Denzel Perry laves for the NFL, and the two idiots never got arrested, that would mean we would be short I very good linebacker. Instead we are short two mediocre linebackers yet keep Denzel and every one is screaming lack of depth. Its a very good thing Perryman did not opt pro.

However, what did the coaches do to prepare for Denzel's possible departure? We would still have a huge lack of LB depth even without the two fools.

I have said this time and time again. We have more QB's on scholarships than true linebackers.

Come FSU, we will be dinged up. If we run a 4-2-5 and move Crawford in the box, all the while, starting J. Carter and Bush t safties, that should mask our deficiencies on D. Use Dallas as a rover/Polamalu type.

Put Kamalu at DT. These fat slow DT's are useless. And if Tyriq started he would have 10+ sacks. Book it.

For all the nerds/turn-coats posting all this negative crap about Olsen when it wasn't to long ago some of the same morons were trying to get on Jim gallo who said Olsen wasn't that good a long time ago and basically shouldn't be here, now a lot of the same hypocrites are singing just about the same song when it comes to Olsen.

He's only a second year college player and people talking bout the man like he's gone pro. It's easy to spot out the gane fans on here, they are hypocrites just like the head moron.

By the way, I'm curious to see how chad Thomas at 260 is going to look playing d-tackle already.

Posted by: Calvin | August 18, 2014 at 09:56 AM

Calvin,

I caught that too my man. These hypocrites expose themselves every day. They constantly act pro Cane when they're really pro Golden. Gallo called him a bum he was called a gator fan they call him a bum they are true cane fans lol.

Then they say other folks are trying to hurt UM recruiting, these slurpers are confused.

Where are all the blog cops?

And regards to the weight issue this post sums it up perfectly.

Good post J'Ville


I'm so tired of hearing this weight gain and weight loss crap myself.

I've never heard ANY GOOD or GREAT coach reference weight gain or loss as much as these dudes. When are we going to hear, he's added more pass rush moves, he's picking up blitzes better, he's running better routes.....

These dudes are politicians not football coaches. They repeat that crap so much we have these slurpers starting to reference it in their post. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ALFRAUD.

"7 dudes on defense bench over 30 reps of 250"

What the fugg does this mean. We are a football team not a weight lifting team. Maybe Alfraud should just recruit weight lifters from the local high schools instead of football players. How many dudes did FSU have last year lifting 225 more then 30 times? How many guys did Alabama have two years ago lifting 225 30 times, HE77 how many guys did the Seattle Seahawks have that lift 225 30 times, lol

If these dudes don't get it done this year Alfraud and Dorito's next job will be with Weight Watchers!!!

Go Canes!!!

Posted by: J'Ville Cane | August 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM

This Baloney-Pearson guy is despicable. Constantly attacking []_[] fans and posting lie after lie after lie. How many times does he have to be proven wrong before he finally shits up?

https://soundcloud.com/insidetheu/art-kehoe-on-importance-of-talent


"You can't handle the truth!!"


Stick to this point, I have always made. To constantly avoid it makes the diversion clear by you and others. No punk behind challenges, diversions, or any of your other efforts.

The team is not better on game day for only one reason. Al Golden is not a good coach. Even his wins are the same as the previously fired coach before him. But the previously fired coach defeated better teams than Al Golden has at the same years of coaching here. With Al Golden having more head coaching experience, prior to coming here. While since he came to Miami he has superior pay, talent and lesser academic restraint, than the previously fired coach. He was not good from the original terrible hire by Kirby Hocutt. Or, when he received a without merit pay raise and extension for winning less than the coach that was fired the year prior.

By the way, Ron Zook, Blue skies, you never explained that you were not the same person. When I repeatedly called you one in the same in the past. Now that I post that you are arguing against yourself, on another article, some unknow person explains that you are two people. With or without your two people are one thing. My post about your constant Al Golden excuses for lack of success on the football field with more talent is still valid.

Posted by: ChampCane | August 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM

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Blah, blah, blah, double talk, double talk and more double talk....

You throw out lies and I challenge you to stand behind said lies and then you start with the "which way did the go routine".

Here we go again...I CHALLENGE YOU TO STAND BEHIND YOUR STATEMENT THAT I AM USING THE RON ZOOK SCREEN NAME AS WELL AS THE BLUE SKIES SCREEN NAME AND TALKING BACK AND FORTH TO MYSELF. I WILL AUTHORIZE SUSAN TO GIVE A THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN IF THAT IS TRUE...IF TRUE I WILL NEVER POST HERE AGAIN, BUT IF IT"S NOT TRUE THEN YOU AND ALL YOUR LIES WILL TAKE YOUR COWARDLY ACT OFF THIS BLOG FOREVER!!!

A simple, yes or no will suffice! You and your diarrhea of the mouth has brought us here, so, do you stand behind your accusation or do you admit it's yet another of your lies???


chimpcane whines again

btw blue skies good reference to the pink panther but i think chimpcane is more like a black panther

Posted by: The Real Ron Zook | August 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM

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The Real Ron Zook,

The Haters can' help themselves...when the facts don't support you then all you are left with is lies.

By the way, I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment that; "Chimpcane is more like a Black Panther."

I stick by the post you included in your diversion post. I will still be here to add insight to this blog. Don't let the great points fool you. I do know football. That is why the diversions only is in place by you.

Cool J---the kind of guy you don't want in your foxhole. Gave up before the game. Loser.

Calvina and Jaxie---don't think # 225 reps count. The multiple billion NFL spends a lot of $ measuring that but these two geniuses don't think it matters. Pick whichever side you want on that "debate".

Calvie and Harry...still waiting for a response to my question:

Calvina and Harrieta…the stage is all yours…explain the comments below and how the speed, strength, explosiveness and additional size or in some instances carving off unneeded weight that Al Golden has brought to the “U” is a bad thing as you have redundantly claimed…by the way Calvina, you calling Al Golden a moron would be like Haystacks Calhoun calling Twiggy fat!!!
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Since leaving Booker T. Washington, Thomas has gained 20 pounds and is now 260. “I’m way faster. I have more power. I’m moving at a faster pace.”

Muhammed expects to be a better rusher because “I’m definitely a lot stronger. Maybe 15 pounds heavier.

“We’re a lot more mature,” Anthony Chickillo said. “A lot stronger up front. Guys are understanding the defense and why we do things in certain situations.” Chickillo, who arrived at UM at 240 pounds, is now 280 but “I’m running the best I’ve run.”

Golden said freshman defensive lineman Chad Thomas is in the mix right now for first and second down reps and has taken a lot of starter reps on third down pass rushing packages (at defensive tackle). Thomas, Miami's most highly regarded prospect in the 2014 class, came in weighing 250 pounds and is now 260. Golden said he hasn't lost any of "twitch" with the added weight.

Asked what sets Kaaya apart, Golden said: "The first thing that helped him was he came in at 228 and he's 206 now. So, he really leaned out. His endurance is good. His fast twitch is good. He's lighter on his feet, he's better in the pocket. So, again, strength and nutrition staff, tremendous job. That's No. 1.

Soundwave, who has ever downplayed or dismissed the importance of talent in football success? Are U manufacturing an opposing argument to justify your continued lack of accountability to coaching, posting? Coaching is important as well, and there are hundreds of articles and credible quotes that U could also record and play back here. Why won't U address the other important aspect of successful football?

If the team doesn't perform up to expectation this season or any season, then with this only talent matters philosophy, the players will once again assume all of the criticism for performance. Is this annual practice an example of supporting the players? The ones who have won 5 NCs with 4 different coaches at the helm.

What is the function of coaching? And when is it ever accountable to performance?

Lol, Al Golden is a terrible in-game decision maker!!! What if FSU, being down 21-3 to Auburn in the national title game, was being coached by Al Golden. Would Golden have been able to digest what Gus was doing and generate a response to turn the game in FSU's favor? Jimbo Fisher did and the our rivals to the north won their third national title. The level of in-game decision making that Jimbo Fisher displayed in that game is what Al Golden is overwhelmingly lacking. In-game decision making, you either have it, or you don't. It will be humiliating, once again, for Canes nation to watch Al Golden fail miserably, in front of a national audience, on Labor Day night.

Lol, Al Golden is a terrible in-game decision maker!!! What if FSU, being down 21-3 to Auburn in the national title game, was being coached by Al Golden. Would Golden have been able to digest what Gus was doing and generate a response to turn the game in FSU's favor? Jimbo Fisher did and the our rivals to the north won their third national title. The level of in-game decision making that Jimbo Fisher displayed in that game is what Al Golden is overwhelmingly lacking. In-game decision making, you either have it, or you don't. It will be humiliating, once again, for Canes nation to watch Al Golden fail miserably, in front of a national audience, on Labor Day night.
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Dude REALLY??? I think we got that the other 10 or so times you've mentioned it, lol. So who're you trying to convince? Hell, don't watch the game then if that's how you feel.

If coaching and talent both matter then who really can't handle the truth?

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | August 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I usually wouldn't respond to this post but I think your struggle of reading comprehension is revealing itself. You really struggle to stay on topic. I'll help.

What the NFL uses as a measuring tool has nothing to do with Alfraud always referencing weight and weight lifting numbers every time he's asked about a player's DEVELOPMENT. As stated in the post above why won't Alfraud just recruit players from the weight lifting and (maybe the track) teams instead of the football teams.


Do you think they consider how well a receiver run routes or catch the ball? Or how well a running back pick up the blitz? Or the ability of a defensive lineman to make moves and sack the quarterback? Or the linebackers ability to shed blocks and make tackles etc....... When have you EVER heard him reference those things???? It's ALWAYS "he either gained weight or lost weight."

Oh okay I get it. From looking at the development of the players, he may not think those things are important so that explains why he never mentions them.

So you are correct. I apologize

Cola Cane, I again have to say. Why the constant anger when an observant fan of the Miami Hurricanes' Football Program questions why Al Golden is not a better game day coach? Where, or, when will you direct that amount of energy to Al Golden for our talented teams he has had success?

The South Florida sports media is sweet. If a Al Golden was executing his coaching malpractice in the northeast the sports media would have already called Al Golden out for being 0 & 8 against quality coaches in meaningful games, and they wouldn't allow Al Golden to the reason for his inadequateness in big games at feet of his players..

Cola Cane, I again have to say. Why the constant anger when an observant fan of the Miami Hurricanes' Football Program questions why Al Golden is not a better game day coach? Where, or, when will you direct that amount of energy to Al Golden for our talented teams he has had success?
Posted by: ChampCane
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Champ posting the same excruciating minutia in EVERY post is not being observant, lol. It's more like annoying. We ALL know the coaching STUNK last season, we ALL know the D stunk to high heaven last yr, so WHY keep posting and re-posting the same sheet is my question, along with who're you trying to convince?? Wait till the season starts, and see what happens, jeez lueez man.

In-game coaching, you either have it, or you don't. Al Golden has clearly demonstrated two things: First, he is not a capable in-game decision maker, and second, the only ones making mental errors on game day is him and coach No'D.

I never really looked at it that way J'Ville Cane, but Golden does routinely respond to questions regarding a players development with talk of how weight he has gained and/or his bench press numbers.

I guess this answers my questions about this sole focus on talent and aversion to talk concerning stratagem, skill, and coaching by a few posters. There's a clear push towards physical development over mental and intelligence development. Why can't we be smart as well, like we are historically known to have been. We used to out-smart and out-physical teams, now its all about the physical, while we watch the players routinely out of position, the same penalties and using poor technique.

According to a few, these issues we've watched are solely attributed to talent and their fix is recruiting alone. I don't agree, I think its both. If I was forced to choose, I'd pick an intelligent team over a team with all-world bench press reps anyway. If u watched college football last season, U are well-versed on what intelligence and stratagem can do for a lesser talented team. Just check our "wins* from last season. Watch how those teams used schemes that kept them in the games against Us despite a stark talent disparity.

The same things can be said about you. That point passes by you, it seems. As if you are the only one that is unhappy. But you also tend to always add things that are not included in your examination of others post. No one called out the associate head coach in the original post from cool j. Your constant exclusion of Al Golden from your angry post is obvious.

Again, you claim he is 0-8 in meaningful games against quality coaches.

Yet others have posted his wins against quality coaches at UNC, GT, VT, UF, and Duke, just as examples. How are those not quality coaches? And how was a win against them not a meaningful game?

I guess they are only meaningful if the Canes lose, according to you.


Calvina and Harrieta…the stage is all yours…explain the comments below and how the speed, strength, explosiveness and additional size or in some instances carving off unneeded weight that Al Golden has brought to the “U” is a bad thing as you have redundantly claimed…by the way, you calling Al Golden a moron would be like Haystacks Calhoun calling Twiggy fat!!!
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Since leaving Booker T. Washington, Thomas has gained 20 pounds and is now 260. “I’m way faster. I have more power. I’m moving at a faster pace.”

Since leaving Booker T. Washington, Thomas has gained 20 pounds and is now 260. “I’m way faster than high school. I have more power than I had in high school. I’m moving at a faster pace.”

Muhammed expects to be a better rusher because “I’m definitely a lot stronger. Maybe 15 pounds heavier.

“We’re a lot more mature,” Anthony Chickillo said. “A lot stronger up front. Guys are understanding the defense and why we do things in certain situations.” Chickillo, who arrived at UM at 240 pounds, is now 280 but “I’m running the best I’ve run.”

Golden said freshman defensive lineman Chad Thomas is in the mix right now for first and second down reps and has taken a lot of starter reps on third down pass rushing packages (at defensive tackle). Thomas, Miami's most highly regarded prospect in the 2014 class, came in weighing 250 pounds and is now 260. Golden said he hasn't lost any of "twitch" with the added weight.

Asked what sets Kaaya apart, Golden said: "The first thing that helped him was he came in at 228 and he's 206 now. So, he really leaned out. His endurance is good. His fast twitch is good. He's lighter on his feet, he's better in the pocket. So, again, strength and nutrition staff, tremendous job. That's No. 1.


Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | August 18, 2014 at 01:05 AM
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I normally don't respond or read this imbeciles post but since this imbecile has amnesia, i'll gladly remind him that 3g/anthony chickilo was fast his freshman season too, ask us this question in a year or 2, if he's 260lbs now, I'm almost willing to be the farm he won't leave here a defensive end, hell they already got that man line up at d-tackle. And for 3g, they basically don't even list him as a defensive end or d-tackle, for him now it's just d-linemen.

I think what the 2 penn disgrace morons should do is go and work with pete bommarito, this will help them to continue their quest to prepare and help players max out at the combine, they'll probably excel their, when it comes to coaching/x's and o's, those 2 morons are about as pathetic as it gets.

116th in the nation on defense and all we've heard from these morons is, "players are free-lancing"(of course, it's a zone defense), "we'll get it fixed", "it's my job to get it fixed", "the was not to change, continuity is the key"(meaning, i'll say or do anything to keep my penn disgrace buddy employed), "we have to "quiet the players minds down"(WTF talks like this, only a moron/schemer).

You head moron slurpers keep feeding into the weight gain philosophy, we're all about to see how much faster this defense has gotten in a few short weeks, stay tuned.

Combine all stars are like practice All-Americans.....all hype. But some coaches fall in love with weight room numbers.

"You head moron slurpers keep feeding into the weight gain philosophy"


Errrr, Einstein? Would you prefer Chickillo play DT at the 235 he was as a freshman? Or DP play at the 208 he was as a freshman? You argue too much.


Lol, Al Golden is a terrible in-game decision maker!!! What if FSU, being down 21-3 to Auburn in the national title game, was being coached by Al Golden. Would Golden have been able to digest what Gus was doing and generate a response to turn the game in FSU's favor? Jimbo Fisher did and the our rivals to the north won their third national title. The level of in-game decision making that Jimbo Fisher displayed in that game is what Al Golden is overwhelmingly lacking. In-game decision making, you either have it, or you don't. It will be humiliating, once again, for Canes nation to watch Al Golden fail miserably, in front of a national audience, on Labor Day night.

Posted by: cool j | August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

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You have posted the same flatulence numerous times and each time I have requested you be very specific and precise as to the bad game day decisions made by Al Golden that you speak of.

In 2007 Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide suffered an embarrassing loss to the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe, a Sun Belt team. This has to prove what a terrible coach Saban is and he didn't even have a brutal and unrelenting approx. 3 year NCAA attack to contend with.

It was a dark time for Alabama! Fire the bum...right Calvina, Harrieta, Chimp Cane, Tally Cane, Cool J, et al.???

During 2011 FSU posted humiliating losses to Oklahoma, Clemson, Wake Forest and Virginia, making it all the more worse--Jimbo didn't have an almost 3 year NCAA investigation and prosecution to deal with. Based on the astute football acumen demonstrated by this blogs trolls it clearly means FSU should have fired Jimbo Fisher, right?

FSU experiencing inexplicable losses under the guidance of vastly inferior teams like Clemson, Wake Forest, Maryland, NC State and Virginia have been a common theme under Jimbo Fisher until the last two years...C'mon Calvina, Harrieta, Chimp Cane, Tally Cane, Cool J, et al...all together now--FIRE JIMBO!!!

Prior to 2012 Clemson had won six of the last nine. Wake Forest won four of the last six. NC State won five of the last 10. Boston College won three of the last six...JIMBO'S A TERRIBLE GAME DAY COACH...FIRE DA BUM!!!!!!

Just like Calvina, Harrieta, Chimp Cane, Tally Cane, et al.--you regurgitate the same stupidity day after day, week after week and when asked to prove out your claims you drift off into the troll classroom, being admonished for not lying to the standards of Harrieta and Calvina and the rest of the circus clowns.

So another example of detailed examination of post by fans of the Miami Hurricanes' Football Program.

Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | August 18, 2014 at 01:50 PM

With again never any level of verifying an example of why Al Golden has once shown as an even good game day coach. That is why you show as a transparent Al Golden fan to the fans of Miami Hurricanes' football.

The same things can be said about you. That point passes by you, it seems. As if you are the only one that is unhappy. But you also tend to always add things that are not included in your examination of others post. No one called out the associate head coach in the original post from cool j. Your constant exclusion of Al Golden from your angry post is obvious.
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Ummm what??? Firstly I said 'coaching stunk', coaching which refers to ALL coaching, not just Dno. Secondly where does ' as if I'm the only one who's unhappy' come from?? I'm CONSTANTLY posting POSITIVE reinforcement to the team, how (maybe) they've learned from last yr, or how PRIDE will maybe bring out the best in the kids and the coaches. As I've said many times I do get tired of the same posters, posting the same things all the time, and how they never have anything else to say, but the same things they've ALREADY said ten times before. Then I say wait till the season starts at least. I'm not part of the 'lets wait and see the team fail, so we can say we were right' bunch by no means. I want to see fight in the kids, and playing until the last down, and if we lose, then it's not by 30 pts. I put the onus on ALL the coaches.

The fans of Miami can't handle the fact that our team has neither the talent nor the coaching to reach the top of the ladder. Here's the problem no one is willing to admit, Miami can increase its talent through great recruiting, but we will NEVER be able to hire a marquis coach. The job, the location, the school isn't good enough! The best coaches laugh at offers from Miami. As soon as Al Golden get a couple of 10-win seasons (and I believe he will), he is gone! He will gladly leave for a better PROGRAM! A program with more money, better fans, and a better school.

A coach like Al Golden (or his next replacement) is the best we are going to get! Get behind on the train or get out of the way!

Calvin, HTC, cool j, and crew: I beg you to prove me wrong! I would love to see championships again, but the only way we get there is through superior talent (just like in 2001) - NOT superior coaching. Then when the talent diminishes, like it always does, we will return to 7/8/9-wins again.

Stop living in the 1980s, they are gone forever.

Tubby typin= Tubby lyin

It's simple really. In 2013, if Al Golden would have defeated David Cutlift Miami would have be playing in the ACC title game. That game was meaningful and Al Golden had his a** handed to him on that count. In 2013, if Al Golden would have defeated Frank Beamer Miami would have been playing in the ACC title game. Al Golden lost on that account. Ok Al. Your team performed horribly down the stretch. Go out and redeem yourself in the bowl game and hand Miami its first bowl win in god knows how long. You have four weeks to prepare. What happened when Al faced off against Charlie Strong in the bowl game? Predictably, Al Golden got his a** cooked.

Jville, one can only assume you live in and from Jax. That would explain a lot.

What do you think coaches say when asked how a,b,c and d are developing? You think Saban gives a detailed answer about how the guy needs to work on his slant pattern?

Its preseason filler. Repoerters ask dumb questions, get answers that reveal nothing. It gets printed. You and your ilk hold it up to the light and think it means something.

enjoy the Jags.

I will never accept this type of thought about what is the problem.

Posted by: Tampa Cane (Coach D) | August 18, 2014 at 02:04 PM

There are coaches that can lead this program to success. The hiring, and extension to, Al Golden is a separate problem from hiring a good coach. Good, as seen clearly as that, prior to setting foot in Coral Gables.

Posted by: Tampa Cane (Coach D) | August 18, 2014 at 02:04 PM

I'm interested to hear what Cola Cane has to say about this post? LMAO


Miami has never needed a marquee coach to win championships. The coach became marquee after their stint with Miami. But I'm glad you admitting that Alfraud is not a good coach.

Canes!

K K K, as someone that does live in Jacksonville, I am going to include myself in your comment to J'Ville Cane. The thing that Jacksonville FL does better than anything, in the several states and cities I have been in. Is allow you to see the biggest and most small forms of racism. You K K K, are a form of the biggest type of racist.

There's no comparing Golden to Saban or Jumbo.... None!


Lol, Al Golden is a terrible in-game decision maker!!! What if FSU, being down 21-3 to Auburn in the national title game, was being coached by Al Golden. Would Golden have been able to digest what Gus was doing and generate a response to turn the game in FSU's favor? Jimbo Fisher did and the our rivals to the north won their third national title. The level of in-game decision making that Jimbo Fisher displayed in that game is what Al Golden is overwhelmingly lacking. In-game decision making, you either have it, or you don't. It will be humiliating, once again, for Canes nation to watch Al Golden fail miserably, in front of a national audience, on Labor Day night.

Posted by: cool j | August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Golden has a lot to prove....try winning the Coastal first.

Lol, Al Golden is a terrible in-game decision maker!!!

The level of in-game decision making that Jimbo Fisher displayed in that game is what Al Golden is overwhelmingly lacking. In-game decision making, you either have it, or you don't. It will be humiliating, once again, for Canes nation to watch Al Golden fail miserably, in front of a national audience, on Labor Day night.

Posted by: cool j | August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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Amen cool j... bloody Amen!

FWIW... the BELOVED Golden and Tonto D'Onofrio share a losing record at Miami. hUh

In other words, when Goldie's squad was TRAILING at halftime, his game adjustments ability was severely lacking and whatnot. Enter Golden's win and lost count when the Canes trailed at intermission. Ouch.

tampa Cane, since you seem like you're at least trying to be reasonable, I'm not sure how long you've been a Cane fan, but you need to go back and read some of our post we're not talking about talent, we're talking about the style of play. unless you've just became a UM fan, then maybe you wouldn't know what style of defense we've been playing since the 80's. If you think the head moron we got now is not winning because of lack of talent, than you don't know what UM football is.

Having db's lined up 10 & 15 yards off the receiver is not Hurricane football that's old big 10 football. Asking guys to pile on all this weight in year 1 has nothing to do with developing the skills that a player came in with. Do you know how many 225 reps Bryant McKinney did, how many did ed reed do, vilma, rolle, dj Williams, buchannon, rumph, moss, reggie wayne, do you know, or did/does it matter.

All that matters is if you can play football first and than go from their. To your question about top coaches coming here, we don't need what you calling a top notch coach to come here, we just need someone to come here that understands what Hurricane football is, furthermore, mike leach wanted to be the headcoach here, the administration is the one who keeps wanting certain type of headcoaches here to keep trying to distance the football team away from the past.

Many coaches would take 500K to be the d-co here, a lot of d-co's are not making that much money but yet and still their defenses are not giving up 500 yards a game, hell, maybe if we play the penn disgrace d-co 150K maybe the defense will start holding teams to 150yards a game like we're use to doing since now most of our games the defense gives up the yards to match his salary, let's try that.

Need I remind you, the head moron is making over 2 million dollars a year here, with no state tax, you talk as if that's chicken feed when it comes to headcoaches, plus he's living in Miami, ask jim larranaga why he rolled on down here. He went thru basically the same thing the head moron went thru and still thrived with no excuses and proved he can coach on the big stage with anyone, when has these penn disgrace morons proven they belong on the same stage as most coaches.

Going back to style of play, most coaches who came to UM understood quickly that we had the advantage over most teams when we let our athletes be athletes, asking guys to pile on weight has been doing just the opposite. What I'd like you to do is name some players not on offense(cause we had 2 pro coaches on that side of the ball in jedd fisch & george McDonald) that have developed since these morons have been here.

Somebody posted it up perfectly when they said, according to those who keep harping o talent, while I don't get involved with it, but according to the stats, the headmoron has had the highest rated recruiting classes definitely in the coastal division and outside of Fsu, who else has out-recruited us.

When will this moron beat Fsu, when we he beat any other teams that have talent that might be close to ours, he's failed miserably against what was suppose to be his peers. Why is he 1 & 2 against mike London, why do we consistently get into shoot-outs with bum teams.

You need to go back and re-asses your out-look on these penn disgrace morons.

"we will NEVER be able to hire a marquis coach"

Posted by: Tampa Cane (Coach D) | August 18, 2014 at 02:04 PM

Marquis coaches? Nah, []_[] make them. Just like []_[] make QBs. This isn't rocket science, man. None of the former championship coaches were Marquis head coaches when they got here. They were nobodies. Just get the talent back in the place.

I've never said coaching doesn't matter, but Art himself makes it clear:

"You wanna be a good coach? Get good players; get lots of em, and if you think got enough--get some more...That's what I know about football."

"If you think you're really solid and good, get 3 more..until you know that...there's a problem playing the way we want you to play? You get out, and you get in. That's good coaching--that's where you become a good coach."

-Art Kehoe

You all think Nick Saban is gonna make AJ Highsmith go all pro after he wins the BCS with AJ playing second string S. That's who we were.

Recruits themselves say the NCAA thing hurt us and you all argue against that. Championship coaches say talent makes you as a coach and you all want to argue with that. smh..

I'm not arguing with you all. You all know everything and nothing at the same time.

Just let this []_[] do what it do.

Sept. 1 can't come soon enough.

Labor day night can't get here soon enough.

Because either the Golden and D'Onofrio FACTION will be proven right.

Or TMJ's empty hot air will be proven WRONG and wrong and wrong and wrong and whatnot. dUh

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