Last night, after Miami's tough loss to Duke, I was very harsh and critical about the game and UM head coach Al Golden. While I, like most Hurricane fans, am still very disappointed with the loss to the Blue Devils, I wanted to apologize to Hurricane fans and Coach Golden for my rant and venting on the blog.
During his time at Miami Golden has proven to be a hard working, committed, decent and honorable man. Although he has not yet produced the results that most Hurricane fans would have wanted, he is clearly trying to do the best he can at his job. We all want him, and the Hurricanes, to be successful.
As Miami Hurricane fans we all want the same thing: For UM teams in all competitive sports to achieve their goals and win games. Sometimes, when we take winning and losing so seriously and invest so much of ourselves and our time, energy, effort and money to support the team, it leads to strong feelings and emotions among the fans before, during and after games.
I started Canespace as an outlet for fans to support the team while expressing themselves in a respectful and responsible manner. Last night I violated that code of behavior and regret that mistake.
I will continue to support the University, the Hurricanes and Coach Golden as long as he is head coach of the UM football team. I will however continue to hold him accountable for the success of the team going forward as he deserves at least five years to right the ship and steer Miami back to National prominence.
Losing to Duke in football will never acceptable to most Miami fans, but neither is bashing someone who is working their hardest and doing their best to try to prevent that from happening, even when it does not work out the way we all would have wanted.
Therefore, I personally apologize to Coach Golden and all Hurricane fans for my rant after the Duke game and look forward with eager anticipation to the future challenges that await the Miami Hurricanes football team.