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Practice after opening loss: "Good,'' but "disappointment" & "a lot of regret''

University of Miami football practice was affected because of a lightning delay Wednesday, so reporters did not have the customary 15 minutes of viewing.

However, UM did try to get us out there, and while we were waiting to see if we could get through the gates to Greentree Field, I did notice that as far as I could see, there were no Hurricanes in the orange jerseys that are given to players on offense who are doing well or considered first-teamers.

Please note that we were standing very far away, but I did not notice anyone in orange.

I did notice a few players in the coveted black jerseys given to outstanding defensive players. The few I noticed included safety Dallas Crawford, defensive end Anthony Chickillo, safety Deon Bush, linebacker Thurston Armbrister and tackle Calvin Heurtelou. There might have been more.

 After practice, Al Golden spoke to us for about five minutes.

InsidetheU reported Tuesday that freshman safety Kiy Hester, who had to go back home to Wayne, NJ to tend to a family matter that apparently involves an illness, would be seeking a release from UM to transfer somewhere closer to home -- possibly Rutgers. 

When asked about the situation, Golden said, "Kiy Hester is working through a personal problem and I’ll release that when…it’s a personal family deal. When we have resolution there, I’ll release that.”

Golden was then asked, Is there a chance he could leave the program?

“He’s got a personal issue,'' the coach said. "In deference to him and his family, and respect that, and that’s it. I can’t say it enough. I know you guys have to chase down rumors. I don’t like to deal in the rumor world. When it’s official one way or the other, we’ll make an announcement or go from there.”

As for defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, who did not play Monday, I saw him in uniform at practice speaking with defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio.

Golden has not elaborated on the talk about Muhammad possibly being suspended for Louisville. The coach was asked Tuesday in the day-after teleconference if a report that said Muhammad did not play against Louisville "because of a conduct issue that needs to be resolved" was accurate. 

Replied Golden: “That was my decision not to play him last night. As I say, with all these instances, if a young man is going to be suspended or is suspended from the University or athletic department it will come from [the sports information office] or it will come from [athletic director] Blake James. … I have a responsibility that we handle everything the right way. It was my decision not to play him. If there’s anything from a suspension standpoint we will release it to you guys.’’

I asked D'Onofrio today if he expected Muhammad to play this Saturday.

 “I’m not going to comment on that,” D’Onofrio said.

 I asked the coach how Muhammad is doing in practice.

 “He’s doing great.”

 Golden said the Canes' first practice Wednesday since the game was "good,'' but there was plenty of regret.

  "You know they left plays out there, so however that manifests itself – whether it’s  regret, disappointment, not discouragement, but there’s disappointment; there’s a lot of regret... Duke’s long catch, first-and-goal there; so, that’s three first-and-goals inside the 10, right, and I think we got three points out of that; kickoff returns – one guy out of the lane and a safety go back door on us; there are other plays, obviously, but those ones bring the most regret, for sure.’’

   Talk about regret, we talked to senior defensive linemen Shane McDermott (center) and Jon Feliciano (left guard) about the deficient play of the offenseive line. They were not happy about it.

   "We just didn't execute,'' McDermott said. "They played a great game against us. We just had to execute better.''

   Feliciano: "They just beat us. They did better than we did. We lost the game for our team. That's the first time since I've been here that I feel like we were the reason we lost.''

  SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

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Of course, according to Golden, the most "regret" is again player mistakes. Notice how he said "they" left plays out there.

Mistakes happen in every game. Louisville dropped passes for big gains but were able to overcome the mistakes because they were the better coached team.

putting tracy howard and artie burns, two elite athletes, 7 yards off the receivers should've been a regret...let these miami kids play man to man and press...make the offense make plays not dink and dunk all the way down the field.. smfh

Is there a jersey color for 0-1? White with green sleeves and a green helmet.

So sick of Golden and his used car salesman pitch. HE SUCKS AS A HC PERIOD!

His record speaks for himself!


Calvin, HTC, ChampCane,

I'm reading all of these folks coming to their senses but I want to know one thing. Why was Tyriq McCord lined up trying to guard Eli Rodgers? Or defend that wheel route? Was that still the NCAA, black clouds and horsies?

Posted by: J'Ville Cane | September 02, 2014 at 09:30 PM

Well dUh! It's one of the responsibilities/technique's in the ' 3-4 ' Penn.St./Groh style of defense. Or should I say the Golden and D'Onofrio ' 3-4 '.

Chit, Cane fan should have known Miami was going to have a SUSPECT defensive tenure under Golden and D'Onofrio, after the ' 11 Maryland game and the completion of said season!

Oh. Didn't the mighty Turtles finish with a ' 2-10 ' record in 2011. hUh With wins against I-AA TOWSON ST. and U Know Who. lol/SMH

Watch FAMU gives us a game on Saturday. I think we'll be in a shootout with those boys.

The bottom line is approximately HALF of the remaining teams on Miami's schedule have GREATER head coaches and staffs than the BELOVED Canes.

Pellini > Golden Boy

Cutcliff > Golden Boy

Tuberville > The Beloved Golden

Beamer > U Know Who

Fedora > Alfie Boy

Jimbo > Golden Light

Oh. Seeing that London's Virginia squad had mighty UCLA ' sweating ' Saturday past. One could argue that Coach London is a relatively better head coach than Alfie Boy. hUh

Matter of fact, one could argue that London's record against legitimate Top 25 competition WOULDN'T be nearly as LAME as the beloved Golden. Ouch.
However, that PENSA-kola kane and his MINIONS beg to differ. dUh


How about poor coach on offense as always they have not improved on play calling since last years bowl game. Trying to run against 8 man in the box when the d line is whoop our front five is not smart either.

I'm a proud member of the UM family. I will always bleed orange and green.
However,this is Golden's put up or shut up year. He's basically the frank haith of football.
Coach L took Haiths team and made them acc champs . And without that talent the team was still competitive,and played hard. I just don't see that with the staff and I'm afraid I believe the players don't believe in golden either

I hope we lose to FAMU so Golden can be put on the hot seat.


putting tracy howard and artie burns, two elite athletes, 7 yards off the receivers should've been a regret...let these miami kids play man to man and press...make the offense make plays not dink and dunk all the way down the field.. smfh

Posted by: canesallltheway | September 03, 2014 at 02:45 PM

Again. Didn't Miami, Florida fan see the same defensive coverage against major college football POWERHOUSE Maryland back in the day.

Fugg, Golden and D'Onofrio had the CB's/Nickel playing 7/8 yards of the LOS in the mighty Turtle game.

And Maryland's SHREWD offensive coordinator proceeded to PICK APART that soft defense! dUh

Man do I hate "Cane" fans who know it all.


I hope we lose to FAMU so Golden can be put on the hot seat.

Posted by: Just Sayin | September 03, 2014 at 03:05 PM

U can absolutely CHIT CAN that notion and whatnot!!!

Because Golden and D'Onofrio are quite SAFE regarding their professions and will be still hanging around in smug, upscale Coral Gables for another FOUR or FIVE seasons. Bloody well GUARANTEE IT!!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know there's no such absolute as MORTAL LOCKS or GUARANTEE'S. So what!


Man do I hate "Cane" fans who know it all.

Posted by: Doc | September 03, 2014 at 03:12 PM

It seems you've been BLINDED by the fuzzy, hazy Golden Light. As well as being a die hard ' groupie ' of the Golden FACTION. Go bloody figure!

FWIW... at least an X-percentage of former University of Miami, Florida Hurricane players DON'T share the sentiments and notions of the Golden Faction groupies. Ouch.

Watched most of the Hurricanes vs. mighty Louisville replay on ESPN3.

And I don't blame Miami's offensive line as much as the Golden Faction groupie.

Because it's quite difficult to block EIGHT defenders in the block with SIX blockers. And in some instances Louisville's FS/SS was SNEAKING up to the LOS as the play began. dUh

In other words, the mighty Cardinals defensive coordinator and his staff did and EXCELLANT job of scouting Miami's offensive tendencies. Especially with a new signal caller under center.

Oh. I'm guessing that Louisville's D-coordinator probably thought Golden/Coley WOULDN'T go VERTICAL that much with # 15. LOL Or employ some QUICK toss sweeps or some variation of the outside run. dUh

Refute these FACTS !!!

Of UM’s past seven games, five were losses by 18 points or more: to FSU (27), Virginia Tech (18), Duke (18), Louisville (27) and Louisville again (18).


Al Golden- 49-50 career record 22-16 at UM

And there’s this: Against teams from major FBS conferences (even including the Big East), UM is 18-16 in Al Golden’s three-plus seasons, and seven of those 16 losses have been my margins of 18 or more. His ACC record is 13-12.


* If you take away the non-BCS games against Bethune Cookman (2), FAU, and Savannah State, Miami is now 18-17 since it fired Randy Shannon. (Minus ACC Scrub team wins, it's 13-18 and going to get worse in YEAR 4!)


Al is 1-23 vs teams 8 wins or more in 10 years coaching; he was 0-11 against teams finished with a record over .500 IN MAC... And has ZERO WINS against teams that Finished in the TOP-25 during that Season.

Again, REFUTE those GARBAGE #'s. PROCESS MY ASS !!!

" To give Miami true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya the best possible chance to succeed, he needed the absolute best his teammates and coaches had to give in his debut against Louisville.

Unfortunately for Kaaya, it seems everybody around him let him down.

The offensive line was overmatched and played poorly, contributing to Duke Johnson's ineffectiveness. Kaaya looked like a jittery freshman. But perhaps most troubling of all, the coaching staff put together too conservative a plan and seemed ill prepared to adjust at what Louisville was throwing at them ( EMPHASIS ADDED ). " A. Adelson, espn.com

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Yes Andrea is an ex-Florida U. alum. So bloody what!!!

is this real??????????

http://www.gofundme.com/FireAlGolden

" Louisville followed a similar blueprint in the bowl game meeting between them last year, despite a new scheme and staff change. The Cards were physical and aggressive, and got after the quarterback. Yet Miami did not seem ready for what the Cards would do. When it became clear that this Louisville defense was playing much quicker, especially off the edge, Miami never adjusted. " Adelson, espn.com
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Imagine that. The mighty Cardinals playing with physicality and emotional aggression!

Fugg! Didn't the Miami, Florida Hurricanes USE to have a defensive unit playing with the same style as Louisville. SMH


Refute these FACTS !!!

Of UM’s past seven games, five were losses by 18 points or more: to FSU (27), Virginia Tech (18), Duke (18), Louisville (27) and Louisville again (18).


Al Golden- 49-50 career record 22-16 at UM

And there’s this: Against teams from major FBS conferences (even including the Big East), UM is 18-16 in Al Golden’s three-plus seasons, and seven of those 16 losses have been my margins of 18 or more. His ACC record is 13-12.


* If you take away the non-BCS games against Bethune Cookman (2), FAU, and Savannah State, Miami is now 18-17 since it fired Randy Shannon. (Minus ACC Scrub team wins, it's 13-18 and going to get worse in YEAR 4!)


Al is 1-23 vs teams 8 wins or more in 10 years coaching; he was 0-11 against teams finished with a record over .500 IN MAC... And has ZERO WINS against teams that Finished in the TOP-25 during that Season.

Again, REFUTE those GARBAGE #'s. PROCESS MY ASS !!!

Posted by: BELOW 50/50 []_[] | September 03, 2014 at 03:26 PM

Literally LMFAO!!!!!

And ain't NO Golden GROUPIE personage going to DISRESPECT the beloved Golden and or D'Onofrio.

By the way, it's quite COMICAL that those Golden apologists have KEPT THEIR collective arrogant, BIG MOUTHS closeed since Monday night. Go figure!

Seriously though. I do give Golden and D'Onofrio applause and a salute and whatnot.

Because the Canes defensive unit played a lot BETTER than I expected!

James Coley, worst play caller ever. He sucks. Art kehoe some chit!

Isn't Butch Davis available? Didn't he build the greatest college football team ever assembled?

I think it's time to give Butch Davis a call.

James Coley, worst play caller ever. He sucks. Art kehoe some chit too!

Isn't Butch Davis available? Didn't he build the greatest college football team ever assembled?

I think it's time to give Butch Davis a call.

Barry Jackson, one of the Miami Herald's best sports writers adds these comments from former Canes players:
"The Hurricanes have been playing football since 1926, and never before --- in terms of margin of defeat --- have they been engulfed in a tailspin quite like the one they’re mired in now: Five losses in their past seven games, all five by 18 points or more.
Oh, there have been a lot of blowout losses before but never this many stretched over so few games, and it's pretty staggering when you consider the lofty company this proud program used to keep when it ranked among college football's elite.
For perspective, UM once went 10 seasons without five blowout losses (1984-93). Larry Coker had only three in six years before he was fired.
And there’s this: Against teams from major FBS conferences (even including the Big East), UM is 18-16 in Al Golden’s three-plus seasons, and seven of those 16 losses have been my margins of 18 or more. His ACC record is 13-12.
So how do former Canes standouts feel today?

“I’m fed up,” said former Canes and NFL defensive back Duane Starks, now a WQAM analyst. “Maybe I have to get over there and [give] them some pointers. [Louisville] is a mediocre team. What does it say about us?”

Starks isn’t alone; other former Hurricanes reacted angrily on Twitter and elsewhere after Monday’s loss in Louisville".

"Ex-cornerback Phillip Buchanon has nicknamed Golden “Folden” and tweeted: “Folden is not getting the job done as a head coach or special teams coach. Folden’s leadership was always a major issue here….
“So he brings in a few good assistant coaches, but the changes should have come at the coordinator positions. When you have a lot of time to prepare for a game and your approach and adjustments suck, that’s a major problem.”

Former Canes defensive lineman Allen Bailey added: “Has to be some major changes done.”
Several ex-players took issue with the conservative offensive approach.

Packers executive Alonzo Highsmith tweeted: “Gotta play faster on offense and turn the QB loose. You gotta throw the ball downfield!”

"Clinton Portis: “We have too many open playmakers to not open up the field. We have to open it up.”

"Gino Torretta, on The Ticket: “I would have lined up in three, four wides and then run the ball. You have to do something to shake their defense.” Torretta said there were several things UM could have done, but did not do, to make it easier for Brad Kaaya. Among those he mentioned: Screen passes for Duke Johnson".

"Michael Irvin bemoaned: “They know you are afraid to throw the ball!” --- which allowed Louisville to stack the box. At least Golden had the sense to admit today that UM played too conservatively Monday.
Some former players also questioned defensive decisions.
“No re-routing in this weak 3-4 defense,”

"Buchanon said on a Twitter rant. “We need to be more aggressive with strong zone blitzes with clearly defined zone responsibilities. The secondary is playing like robots with soft coverage and weak technique. Go back to the 4-3 defense.... The defensive linemen are in offensive linemen stance. We are not fundamentally sound on counters.”
"
Starks said: “If you are going to have a fourth guy standing up, send him! Don’t have him stand there in limbo.”
Warren Sapp mused, during the game, that a 3-4 defense “is covering grass if you can’t run or blitz.”

As usual, emotional Dan Sileo erupted on Twitter. “Congrats, Al Golden,” Sileo said. “Canes are now the Temple Owls.”
Sileo, now a San Diego radio host, added: "Golden used the Shapiro card for three years. Team is awful."

Golden has got to let in some noise and wake up! Let this be the nail in the virtual coffin to all you guys who have touted the greatness of Al Golden.
Dark Skies, Championship matters, and buffoon bloggers everywhere who continue to come here day after day, telling the masses Al Golden will resurrect the UM program should all take a deep breath, because you cannot ignore all these voices of concern. There is still time. Hopefully, Golden starts to listen.
Now! Go look at the film of Dennis Erickson's 3 WR 1 RB offense just to get some better ideas on how to help the kid QB.
Just a suggestion, I am a loyal fan and oops, I almost let it slip.

Dee Veritatis · Top Commenter · Interactive Media Manager at Bisk Education Inc

" The coaches set that poor kid up for complete and utter failure in Monday's game. The playcalling from the Offensive side was the worse I have seen as a Canes fan in a decade. Stretch Run Right, Stretch Run Left, Run up the Middle, Punt. Bubble Screen, Stretch Right, Stretch Left, Punt! That was basically the blueprint for every 3 and out we had and that would be 12 out of 13 attempts. Abysmal. We did zero adjusting at the half. We ran the ball 6 times in a row at the beginning of the 2nd half. Most of those coming in UL redzone. Whenever we ran playaction pass we had good success including the pass to Walford to set up yet another play action pass to Walford in the endzone. Why on earth did that not ring any bells? Normally we are carrying pitchforks and torches for Coach D's head but the defense played more than well enough for us to pull out a victory on Monday. Gift wrapping two TurnOvers in the redzone. It was the offensive line play and the play calling that killed us. Why start a true freshmen if you do not have the confidence to give him the full playbook to run. The words out of the Head Coaches mouth is "he is not a true freshman QB, he is the QB of the Miami Hurricanes. We are going to approach the game in that manner". BS! That is exactly what you did not do and the team suffered because of it. This loss is on the Coaching Staff more than the kids and in year #4 of the Golden Era, these kids DESERVE better. " espn.com
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I'm guessing that ' DV ' isn't a die hard Golden FACTION groupie and whatnot. Ouch.

Oh. Those Hurricane JUNIORS and SENIORS were beaten by a team which EXCLUSIVELY played freshmen, sophomores and juniors. hUh.

And Louisville had a NEW HEAD COACH and DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, too. Go fugging figure.

"Mistakes happen in every game. Louisville dropped passes for big gains but were able to overcome the mistakes because they were the better coached team."
-SunnyDee

Right on. Mistakes happen, but it's the lack of execution and any type of creativity on offense. And, as much as their singing about the defense, I wasn't too impressed with them either. Too many missed tackles, not enough pressure, it just doesn't look good. This is going to be another average season at best with 4 or 5 frustrating losses along the way. At least there'll be some talent for the next guy that takes over in 2 years.

Former cane and current UL coach Lamar Thomas has amped up the recruiting war against the canes.
Shows recruits a pic of the sold out and packed PapaJohns stadium vs a pic of the vast sea of empty orange seats at No Life.
Blackout vs Orange out
You choose
Wow, that is good stuff
http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/9/3/6102003/lamar-thomas-louisville-miami-tweet

I guess from outside looking in the easy thing for Golden and his staff to do was just to adjust. Us normal people are told every day, once a week, once month, or quarterly that your performance needs to improve on our daily job, why cant Golden tell Coley hey man send out 3-4 WRs sets to spread out UL defense,,why continue to run the ball against 9 man fronts? Miami coaching staff all the general public want you to do is to "adjust during the game".

Inside the 10 three times, only three points produced... Why isn't James Coley looking for a job, and his little dog Kehoe too

And maybe we just assumed with so much experience coming back on the OL line that they will be good. But they did not push any body back on Monday night.

and we were STILL in the game midway through the 4th quarter. The O let the D down this time. A D can only hold on so long, and that goes for ANY team. Hell they got a GARBAGE td with 1:43 left in the game.

Posted by: Cola Cane | September 03, 2014 at 08:16 AM


Come on man. We were down 8 going into the 4th. with Louisville kicking a FG with 13:00 mins to go to go up 11. We then get the ball with ZERO momentum and did nothing with it. Then Louisville gets the ball with 10 to go and proceeds to grind over 8 minutes off the clock shoving it straight down our throats culminating in a "Garbage TD" as you call it with 1:43 to go to lose by 18. (oh and we were really lucky that kid didn't house it 100 yards on the pick at 0:00 to lose by 25.)

1.) We weren't in that game halfway through the 4th. much less the entire 4th. quarter.

2.) WHEN THE HELL DO WE SCORE "GARBAGE TD'S" AT THE END OF BIG GAMES TO WIN BY 14-20 POINTS HUH ?

3.) Were 70 yards of Kaaya's 174 in the final 1 min. Garbage yards thus meaning he really only threw for 100 total yards the entire game ?

4.) Aren't you tired of using the same excuses over and over going on 4 years now?

5.) If you think this Cane Defense won't get gashed time and time again, when INJURIES hit like after the Fla. game last year, over the Season, you're still delusionally in denial if only for just one week.

Does anyone have James Coley's address?

Posted by: take off the oragnge n green glasses pal | September 03, 2014 at 03:51 PM

U have to forgive that PENSA-kOLA kane's opinion and whatnot.

The bloody FOOL, pensa-Kola Kane has been BLINDED by the Golden Light. dUh

Al Golden, Is it wise to put Brad Kaaya under the tutelage of James Coley?

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The money raised here will be used towards funding a #FireAlGolden advertisement in Miami. UM fans have had enough and 10 years of mediocrity is too much. Our voice is not being heard and we must take action. UM has too much history and tradition to continue down this path. Al Golden tried to bail on UM and leave to Penn State, we have not forgotten. It is one thing to lose, but another thing to get out coached and not be prepared week in and week out.

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________________

It looks like I'm going to have to hang around the street corner, and BUM some change and dollars from the charitable sorts. hUh


" To give Miami true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya the best possible chance to succeed, he needed the absolute best his teammates and coaches had to give in his debut against Louisville.

Unfortunately for Kaaya, it seems everybody around him let him down.

The offensive line was overmatched and played poorly, contributing to Duke Johnson's ineffectiveness. Kaaya looked like a jittery freshman. But perhaps most troubling of all, the coaching staff put together too conservative a plan and seemed ill prepared to adjust at what Louisville was throwing at them ( EMPHASIS ADDED ). " A. Adelson, espn.com

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Yes Andrea is an ex-University of Floria alum. So bloody what!!!


I would bet it was Golden's decision to play conservative and limit the playbook, not Coley's. Coley has not shown us much but this loss is on Golden and on Golden alone. He is the head coach and dictates the overall gameplan.

Also, for those still blaming the o-line for the loss - yes, they did not play well. However, when the opposition is stacking the box and blitzing constantly, 5 or 6 guys are not going to be enough to get the job done. There were not enough screen passes (to RBs) or quick slants to counter the blitz. Again, I believe that Golden's decision to limit the playbook for Kaaya had a lot to do with that.

Coach Petrino was HIGHLY IMPRESSED with his defense. He went on to say he that his defensive unit played EXTREMELY FAST and whatnot. Ouch.

Didn't Miami, Florida USE TO HAVE a defensive unit which PLAYED FAST and whatnot.

And if anyone calls entering the 4th. Quarter with 70 yards rushing, 100 yards passing(with 70 of those yards on two plays to Dorsett and Wolford) and 0-13 on 3rd. down, "still in it"... Well have at it.

The mere fact that Cane fans are trying to sugarcoat this game saying that we played "well" on defense against a team with a new QB that never started in a new system without it's best WR and RB is far more troubling moving forward at this time than anypoint the last 3 years... The No-D 'efense will rise to the top yet again once injuries, late 3rd. n 4th Q. fatigue and lack of quaility depth rears it's ugly head time and time again.

Posted by: Sunny Dee | September 03, 2014 at 04:11 PM

Well I have news for the Golden loyalists.

Pellini's defensive unit is THREE TIMES better than Louisville's.

Matter of fact, there's chatter in that Stinkin' Lincoln, Hinterlands that Nebraska has a LEGITIMATE TOP TEN defense this season. Ouch!

Then throw in the tangible of ' 92,000 + ' HAYSEEDS in the stadium, whom will be SCREAMING for Orange nd' Green blood!!!

http://www.gofundme.com/FireAlGolden

Posted by: take off the oragnge n green glasses pal | September 03, 2014 at 03:51 PM

U have to forgive that PENSA-kOLA kane's opinion and whatnot.

Because that bloody FOOL, pensa-Kola kane has been BLINDED by the Golden Light. dUh

Butch Effing Davis NOW,

Did someone utter the word Tendancies. We've run the same dam old tired plays for the last 10 years but it only has gotten worse under Golden. Teams don't need to scheme us, just put 8 men in the box and blitz. It's obvious we aren't going to out coach anybody hostile environment or not. Coley, Dorsett & Walford should catch 15 balls a game between them, no excuse. I love Duke but the coaching staff get to hard up trying to get him 100 yds a game and forget about trying to win the game. he isn't 225 lbs. All the speed on the out side doesn't matter if you can't if you can't execute the offense.
Come Sunday morning the coaching staff willing be beaming about beating a lack luster rattlers team. Do something against teams your own caliber. Hell give the ball to Walter Jones inside the 5 instead of worrying about getting Duke TDs, if you must run the ball 6 times.

ThreeMack, it's the inability to adjust in-game that's so troubling about this coaching staff. They are terrible in-game decsion makers. They proved it again Monday night.

Now, after reviewing game film, Al says "we were too conservative. You think he would have brought that to James Coley's attention during halftime.

James Coley dumb a** should've arrived at that conclusion himself during the game.

ACC Power Rankings

9- " Miami (Fla.)- The U is definitely not back if Monday night is any indication. The Canes were so-so on both sides of the ball and the swagger continues to be missing. Miami is a better team than No. 9 in this conference, but it’s hard to justify the Canes being any higher at this point.

10- Virginia- Judging by the Cavaliers performance on defense during Saturday’s 28-20 loss to top 10 UCLA, they could be the surprise team in the league this year...if they fix their offense, which can be done. The talent Virginia has recruited is starting to emerge. " 247sports.com

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I opined that Coach London may be a better overall head coach than the beloved Golden. Albeit arguably speaking. hUh

And mighty Virginia will IMPROVE as the season progresses. Especially after making UCLA ' sweat ' Saturday past.

Stop providing constructive criticism......wait I mean stop "hating." Lol! 9 friggin months!

The D kept us in the game dude until midway through the 4th. One td was from a kickoff return, and they then scored a garbage with 1:43 left in the game. So really 17 pts is what the D gave up. They were dog tired because of all the 3 n outs from the O, and Coley's ridiculous play calling. The D was a LONE bright spot.

Posted by: Cola Cane | September 03, 2014 at 10:04 AM

So let me get this straight... The Cards, up 11, last TD doesn't count because when Louisville got the ball with 10 mins. to go in the 4th, manhandled us and scored with 1:43 to go because the Defense was tired, gassed and had lacked the depth to get it done ? Those are reasons and not BULLSHEET LOSER excuses huh ? Well, let me warn you all now. If and when we have 1, 3 or 5 point leads against average mid-level ACC teams and they get the ball with 5 mins. to go in the 4th. Q. and then promptly move it down the field and are in Winning Scoring position with under a min. to go, it'll be because we were "tired, gassed and lacked the depth" again huh ?

Also, you failed to mention that the refs took away a Louisville TD on the bothched lateral, but that doesn't fit your slanted agenda. Listen, I don't give a Sheet if we score offensively, defensively or on special teams. That means the TEAM is scoring. But maybe we just get to tired, gassed and lack the depth to to so in ALL 3 Phases of the game.

4th. Phase ? COACHING ! And that's the real problem.

Man F... Lamar Thomas,,yeah yeah, he wore the Orange and Green once before but now he is not. So to hell with him. But Miami is going have to do something about the Staduim. My recommendation is to completely seal-off the top half, and make everyone sit in the lower tiers. They should no longer worry about revenue with regards to the seating.

What happened Golden Faction! The beloved Golden was going to coach the Canes to their FIRST ACC title game.

FWIW... the beloved Golden and D'Onofrio had approximately FOUR MONTHS to prepare for Petrino's Cardinals squad and whatnot.

By the way, Coach Petrino made it a PRIORITY to prepare for Miami beginning circa February of this year. Go figure!

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