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November 30, 2014

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Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir. I Second this statement completely.

86Cane

Feels like Nov 2010 all over again.

Posted by: TonyCane | November 30, 2014 at 08:21 AM

YUP

HawaiiCane

I can honestly say that I will always love the Canes, but I'm sad to say that I'm embarrassed to be a fan at this moment!

Montreal-Cane

Well said. I feel your pain. I hope the UM AD and members of the Administration read this.

When the most loyal fans leave the ship, you have a major problem and you need to take action fast.

Now who is the best and most realistic candidate for the UM Coaching Job?

I really expect Al Golden to leave by himself
like Will Mustchamp had the courage to do at UF. It's the best option for him, his family and UM. It's obvious Mr. Golden has been very unhappy during the last year since his Penn State dream was broken.

Let's move on!

86Cane

Duke Johnson is now, officially, the most prolific running back in Hurricanes history.

The star running back, who came into Saturday's regular-season finale against Pittsburgh needing just 34 yards to pass Ottis Anderson's 3,331 yards and take the top spot on Miami's all-time career rushing list.

The junior now has 3,387 yards during what's been roughly a two-and-a-half year career after he missed several games last season with an injury.

That was what meant most to Johnson's mother, Cassandra Mitchell, who was visibly emotional after her son broke the record.

"It was the hardest 34 yards I've ever seen him have to get," she said. "I'm amazed. I'm amazed...he did in two and a half years, There were some games where he didn't even play in the second half. There was one point where I thought he wasn't going to get it...but he's a good person and good things happen to good people."

I would say to him "go pro". Why risk an injury staying at the college level another year. The shortest careers in the NFL are running backs so he ought to go to the NFL while he is healthy.

Johnson hit the milestone with 14:37 left in the third quarter on a 9-yard run and on his way to the top spot, he passed some of the biggest names to play at Miami including Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee, and Frank Gore among others.

UMZed1313

This isn't Blake James call to make. I'd be stunned if they Fire Golden and not let the new prez make that call. Face it he's here till 2015 at least. I hope I'm wrong. I'll say it again Al Golden =Ron Zook. Time to bring in our Urban Meyer.

UMZed1313

As much as I hate him I'd take Lane Kiffin at this point.

Joemomma

Could we get Butch, Chud, or Schiano cheap enough to can Golden? My hope is the school is at least examing other options.

canesteeler

Dump the chump!

Raizecane

I'm still in shock as to what I witnessed first hand last night.....ugh

BigWindyCane1

I don't see anything better than 6 wins next season. The best players on offense and defense are leaving and the underclassmen, including Kaaya, need to get much better.

Loosing like This is always terrible for me because I have to respond to the texts and calls I get from FSU, UF and Bama fans. It's hard for me to defend this season's performance. Picked to win the Coastal and finishing dead last.

DeeCane

Hey Guys, i feel your pain from a far.... Defense needs Major Changes, no exceptions... better call Butch and have him Assistant HC and DC... i havent felt this bad in a long time....

Go Canes

Sometimes I feel like Jack Nicholson and just want to ask myself his famous question.

What if this is as good as it gets?

Over the last 20 years, with five different coaches, we have one undefeated season, two seasons with one loss, two with two losses and a whopping 15 with three losses or more, including seven with 5 losses or more. I know within those years there have been big wins against FSU and others, but there hasn't been that consistency all of us crave.

It is downright depressing feeling Golden isn't the answer and we are once again starting over from scratch with absolutely no guarantee the next coach will do any better.

And with every passing year, our four year run goes from an incredible memory for young recruits to a story their dad tells them about the greatest team ever.

I posted early this morning, where do we turn?

A guy like Cristobal? A fine recruiter but has he proven anything more than Golden had at the same juncture in his career?

They basically did the same thing. Take a bad, bad, bad program and make it respectable.

Do we hire a Synder or Cutcliffe kind of guy? A no nonsense, older man who is an incredible teacher?

Will he be able to recruit south Florida, relate to the kind of kids we have down here or handle the absurdly demanding fan base we have?

If a change is made this year or next, the reality is we are going to hire one of those two kinds of guys to lead us going forward.

I don't know which would be better or if they will be able to succeed down here.

I don't regret backing Golden til the bitter end. I did the same for Randy and Butch. One worked out, one didn't.

I regret the fact he is failing, and we are right back where we were four years ago.

And that sucks.


Montreal-Cane

Butch would be the cheapest and most efficient if he is cleared from any allegations at UNC and the NCAA... just get a written statement before the Hire...

86Cane

I don't regret backing Golden til the bitter end. I did the same for Randy and Butch. One worked out, one didn't.

I regret the fact he is failing, and we are right back where we were four years ago.

And that sucks.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 30, 2014 at 09:46 AM

There IT is right there.

roachcane77

" ...so done with him."

And THERE it is... Right there. (Nice piece SOUP.)

It's a pity the Admin & Blake don't agree...

We're NOT going to get what we want, OR what we need. (To stay with SOUP's theme... )

They say to TRUST THE PROCESS! (Uh, 3 steps back, for every 1 step forward?)

They've MORE than lost my trust.

" ...so done with him."

roachcane77

I don't regret backing Golden til the bitter end. I did the same for Randy and Butch. One worked out, one didn't.
I regret the fact he is failing, and we are right back where we were four years ago.
And that sucks.
Posted by: Go Canes | November 30, 2014 at 09:46 AM


I feel you Go Canes... it sucks.

1mg of Epi

Go Canes..... Do you now think a coaching change is possible? I suppose you do if you're throwing names around. I still think we're stuck with AG, but maybe with some staff changes. Maybe.

YooperCane

Dang it! woke up this morning to the fact that we still stink. So much for taking anything positive out of this season. I feel like I have been stung by a swarm of African bees, I am so angry at our situation.

canezilla

WE WILL NOT GET ANY COACHES FROM ALABAMA, WHY WOULD U LEAVE A TOP NOTCH PROGRAM TO COME TO A LAST PLACE TEAM IN A WEAK ACC

AeroCane

Zilla - to be a head coach!

AeroCane

Go Canes - agreed and feel the pain!
We are ahead of 4 years ago as our talent is better! Bring in an aggressive coach who utilizes the talents and strengths of south Florida and the kids!

Clwtrdan

I will always back my Canes but the utter disapointment I'm feeling right now (still blowing a .08 at 10 in the morning) is utterly and completely painful. Who knows what the future brings in this debacle?

RCCF

Fire Golden...

The Kids Even Gave Up on Him...

It Was Pain Stankingly Clear...

86Cane

I hear U Roach, I hear U.

BigWindyCane1

I think we are stuck with Golden until next season and a new president is hired. Golden and his staff need to hold on to these incoming recruits and try to get a few under the radar playmakers from high schools and JCs. Then, everyone on this team needs to get better.

A wholesale change on the defensive staff might help. Coach type who can teach, develop, project and recruit South Florida and run an aggressive style D.

CaneRock

Hiring new coaches ain't gonna help..."ATTITUDE RELFECTS LEADERSHIP!" And our leader is a PHONY!

hazydavy

Fire Al and get Butch because he is cheap?
WTF. That is what got us here again.
If we fire Al we need to spend some real cash for once and bring in the big guns.
Don't know who would take the job but hire a first rate candidate with a proven record for once.

AfriCane

The energy the team came out with was sub zombie. I think they 1st took Pitt for granted because of the hangover from Virginia. By the time they started waking up, they were already beaten up on the D line. It was coaching. All coaching!!!

1mg of Epi

Don't know how much of this is true. Most of Those posting comments seem to thing the author has been correct in the past.

http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/82544-Bleak-Visions-VII-THE-REALEST-SHYT-I-EVER-WROTE

1mg of Epi

The energy the team came out with was sub zombie. I think they 1st took Pitt for granted because of the hangover from Virginia. By the time they started waking up, they were already beaten up on the D line. It was coaching. All coaching!!!
Posted by: NigerianCane | November 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM

You saw them start to wake up?

Da U N Houston

We really need to hire T- Rob as DB coach and whatever title he wants. He does not want to leave the state.

SinisterCane

I hope Golden is fired by Monday

RCCF

Hiring new coaches ain't gonna help..."ATTITUDE RELFECTS LEADERSHIP!" And our leader is a PHONY!

CaneRock you are that dude and all but you know you negated your own point right lol...

Attitudes reflect Leadership our Leader is an Excuse Making Quitter who Accepts Mediocrity.....Our Kids Play Like He Teaches...

We Stink Because He STINKS...

Cane on My Friend..

SinisterCane

AL Golden remaining as the coach is the same as us being on the death penalty

BEERicane

* Reason why players wanted Heaps to start over Kayaa? Because Kayaa is a ****, Heaps earned their respect..How? I dont know.


^^^^ uhhhh. Not really what I was saying yesterday, but pretty much my impression. Glad someone else sees it like I do.

1mg of Epi

Nebraska fires bo pelini

AfriCane

GoCanes, u wrote a good piece. But if anyone says or thinks this is as good as it gets, please be quiet. Oklahoma came back from the dead. So did Alabama. USC was irrelevant when we ruled the word. Nebraska has had somewhat of a mild revival. There other examples. And don't forget teams that just came in to the party. Remember, LSU was made by saban. MSU is new to the scene. Oregon is not a old power. I'm sure u all get my drift. As sure as the sun rises daily, canes football will be back. Our frustration and discussion right now is about how and who can get us there. I'm with u guys, burn it down and rebuild it. But I'm not willing to spend energy campaigning for that because it will not affect the powers that be. And my energy is already spent. My emotions have left me. So, what if we hope for the best; remember, this is the spot when Sharon was professionally guilatined, in his 4th year. What if Golden makes magic in his 5th year? What if? I'm not making a case for him to be kept. I would love nothing more than to see Butch Davis riding in on a 'orange' horse in full body armor to save us once again. But the reality is that 'it ain't going to happen.' And as much as our collective voices can influence the coaches, the administration is a different beast. That is the illuminati & we r just peasants to them. Let's hope for some changes. But most importantly & realisticly, let's hope for the best whether change comes or not. We r all we've got. Like your family, u cannot change your team, only support them.

Go Canes

@SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: Nebraska fires head coach Bo Pelini.
Pelini posted a 67-27 record in seven years as Nebraska's coach. http://t.co/gxpy5JQKTM

Da U N Houston

RCCF I feel you homie but there is no way we put that same product out next year. This is embarrassing! Season ticket sales will go down, and then Blake's job will be I'm jeopardy. Our DB's have made no growth, LB's played better b/c they are better than the guys we've had in the past.

Talent is better but the product is worst and the results/record shows it. Golden is smart, he knows it's either him or the assistance, if he makes no coach moves he will be fired by mid season 2015! Vault It!

dj moonbat

I don't think it's impossible for people to be the same guy every day. But it IS impossible for them to be AT THEIR BEST every day. To achieve consistency, one necessarily sacrifices peak performance.

Look at the effort level in that Pitt game. That is an effort level that is completely sustainable for those guys. They can DEFINITELY go out there, week after week, and be those guys every. single. time.

Winning.

86Cane

I dated a Sharon back in high school. I never knew she coached the Canes though?

Montreal-Cane

67-27 record in seven years as Nebraska's coach.

86Cane

Like your family, u cannot change your team, only support them.

Posted by: NigerianCane | November 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Yeah but U don't have to watched your family get embarrassed on national TV week after week now do U?

86Cane

Moonbat...don't dip that low, it is beneath U to do so.

Montreal-Cane

Bo pellini was a very successful DC coach at LSU, OU and NEB.

Plus he is a bad ass and i like it to coach our defense...Lol...

Blake James needs to pay for good coaches.

AfriCane

That's nice, but what r u going to do? We cannot influence the administration.
We've been going thru this for a while now. We need a mature insight. Constant anger that resolves nothing does nothing but bolsters your stress level and it's pointless.

BEERicane

Crap now we'd be 4th in the coaching pecking order.

dj moonbat

Moonbat...don't dip that low, it is beneath U to do so.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM


I am not sure what you mean. Don't dip to what? The Charlie Sheen reference?

On an unrelated note: I am having to post these posts from Tor Browser, which uses "onion routing" to give me a fake IP number. For reasons I don't understand, my IP seems to be blocked, and restarting my cable modem doesn't seem to fix it.

Am I in the doghouse around here? Or is my IP blocked in error? Please advise.

BEERicane

Let's go get Rich Rod

ML Alumni1970

I feel I've been on the same Tilt A Whirl for years. Can't remember when it felt good to be a Hurricane. Anxiety,nervous stomach,totally afraid when each game began, and Embarrassed,Embarrassed and SO VERY SAD.
I AM A U GRADUATE. I LOVE THE U. BUT NOW, THERE IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF THAT BURSTS YOUR SUSPENDERS, STICKING YOUR CHEST OUT WITH PRIDE,STRUT YOUR STUFF WITH SO MUCH LOVE.
I WONDER WHAT MICHAEL IRVIN, WARREN SAPP, ED REED ETC. ARE FEELING TODAY. I AM CRESTFALLEN TO TYPE RAY LEWIS'S NAME. ENOUGH SAID.
WHO AND WHAT INFLICTED ALL OF THIS UPON THE ONCE MIGHTY MIAMI HURRICANES?
SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME.

CaneRock

Isn't one of our former ADs the AD at NU...

UMZed1313

Yep and pretty sure he was the one that gave Golden this extension Eichorst

CaneRock


67-27 record in seven years as Nebraska's coach.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | November 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM

And our fanbase is "absurdly demanding"?

UMZed1313

And no way Golden hires a guy Pelini Golden wants yes men and no way pelini will coach D like Golden wants him to. Pretty sure No would punch Golden in the face.

86Cane

moonbat...I did not ban or block U and I don't think anyone else did (Ohio or UMike) either? Try again, I unblocked some recent blocks.

Clwtrdan

I was having a beer with a friend of mine who is the personal trainer for one of our guys and a couple kids on Georgia back in August. He flat out told me," I hate to tell you this but the players ALL hate Golden. They don't like him at all and wish they had gone somewhere else. Golden is an a*****e."

AfriCane


67-27 record in seven years as Nebraska's coach.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | November 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM

And our fanbase is "absurdly demanding"?

Posted by: CaneRock | November 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

yes CR, but he got 7 years. not that i'm advocating golden get 7 years.

BEERicane

Serious question: is UM at this point with all things considered, the worst team in major college football (I don't consider Rutgers, etc to be major - I'm talking recognizable brand name programs)? I'm not being dramatic either. Sure you could say UF, but a change is being made and they are light years ahead of us moving forward. Texas - they are undergoing a major culture change and again are in better position than us.

AfriCane

Beer, I disagree that texas and UF are in better shape than us.

UMZed1313

Michigan is big name and brand they are pretty bad shape

BEERicane

But UF is making a change. They have the $$, facilities, etc. We are stuck.

Texas will be back before us if we don't make a change. Would you rather have Golden or Strong plus the richest backing in the country by a looooong shot?

AfriCane


I was having a beer with a friend of mine who is the personal trainer for one of our guys and a couple kids on Georgia back in August. He flat out told me," I hate to tell you this but the players ALL hate Golden. They don't like him at all and wish they had gone somewhere else. Golden is an a*****e."

Posted by: Clwtrdan | November 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

yes, but why do they hate him? if its because hes tough, then that I like.

itsa_canes_thang

I am sure the board isnt happy, alumns are not happy fans are not happy and guess what, all these people pay the bills. Fans stop supporting and buying tickets, TV games stsrt decreasing and everythibg goes under. I am sure the admin are looking at their options at tgis point. They have to be. I think if Donna really cares about this school she needs to make that decision.

BEERicane

yes, but why do they hate him? if its because hes tough, then that I like.

Posted by: NigerianCane | November 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM

If they think patsy Golden is tough, then we have a team full of pussies. Which, come to think of it might be the case.

LB

"Serious question: is UM at this point with all things considered, the worst team in major college football (I don't consider Rutgers, etc to be major - I'm talking recognizable brand name programs)? I'm not being dramatic either. Sure you could say UF, but a change is being made and they are light years ahead of us moving forward. Texas - they are undergoing a major culture change and again are in better position than us."

No, but that's not saying much.

1. We have a history of winning over long periods of time.
2. We are officially last place in the worst division in the worst of the major conferences.
3. We haven't won a bowl game since 2006. And with a bowl game on our horizon, we have a chance of finishing with a losing record, our first since 2007.
4. If we should lose the bowl game, our entire history of bowl games would be .500.

LB

The last time we finished in the top 25 was 2009, when Wisconsin tossed our collective salads in the bowl game.

BEERicane

I think if Donna really cares about this school she needs to make that decision.

Posted by: itsa_canes_thang | November 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I think she does, but why make that move on your way out? I think she is a great administrator, easily the best in UM history, except she had no clue with respect to the football program.

The Dude

"Golden is fond of the ridiculous notion that players "should be the same guy every day". That is complete nonsense and fails to capitialize on a person's inner emotions, motivations and drive they have to be the best they can be."

Yup. Golden doesn't understand that this is just something you tell the media. See the Patriots. They say it's the same week to week, but ex-Patriots will all tell you how personal Bill takes things and how he motivates his team using the media, they are aware of everything.

AfriCane

that caneinsight article is unreal. who thinks its true?

1mg of Epi

Nigeria... If you read the comments, enough posters believe this guy based on his past writing that I am inclined to believe it.

The Dude

Which article? Link it.

UMZed1313

Which article?

LA3

4-6 against Div 1 teams is not going to get it done! 1st YR, 3 YR, Cloud YR, or Category 5 Hurricane YR.

Al needs to move on. Show some really balls and remove himself! He know he has not done the job asked of him and that he is in over his head!

4-6....SUCKS U!

AfriCane

1mg, there are just a few things that r hard to believe; kayaa is a freshman phenom according to everyone. Duke, from birth has wanted to be a cane. and I can think of others. y did perryman come back for his senior year then. clive Watford?

UMZed1313

Yea Golden isn't stepping away from approximately 10 million dollars and none of us would. But sounds great in theory

AfriCane


Don't know how much of this is true. Most of Those posting comments seem to thing the author has been correct in the past.

http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/82544-Bleak-Visions-VII-THE-REALEST-SHYT-I-EVER-WROTE

this article.

1mg of Epi

Nigeria... Not everybody thinks he's a phenom. And I suppose the seniors came back because they didn't have much to lose.

BEERicane

Yea Golden isn't stepping away from approximately 10 million dollars and none of us would. But sounds great in theory

Posted by: UMZed1313 | November 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Yup. I sure as hell wouldn't. Unless I had a guaranteed 10+M elsewhere.

Go Canes

I do believe this to be true:

@edsbs: You fire a guy after winning nine games, you're not demanding more. You're just sick of each other.

BEERicane

What happens when you are sick of a loser and still keep him around? I can't wait to see this whole thing blow up next year. It's going to be epic. I think golden will be even more hated than saban the morning after he disappeare into the night to appear in Tuscaloosa.

The Dude

Golden and the fans are now in a very toxic relationship. I imagine alumni and BOT are fuming also.

1mg of Epi

Beer next years gonna be bad.. They'll probably lose to UVA! Oh wait...

1mg of Epi

If AG thought recruiting under the cloud was tough, wait till he tries it as a lame duck.

AfriCane

oh well! at least we have the draft. we can thump our chest at having 10 guys drafted.

AfriCane

I think next year will be fine on D line. the D tackles will be better developed. we will get Quan back. 17 will be a beast. and 9 will be better

CaneRock

Football players are egotistical...football is an egotistical game...we need somebody that knows how to manage egos.

BEERicane

NigerianCane
oh well! at least we have the draft. we can thump our chest at having 10 guys drafted.

Posted by: NigerianCane | November 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM


And none in the first round.... Again

AfriCane


And none in the first round.... Again

Posted by: BEERicane | November 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

perryman or clive r most probably 1st round. but 1 school putting 10 guys in the nfl is much of a prowess than having 1 or 2 1st rounders.

Go Canes

@BruceFeldmanCFB: Hugh Freeze led #OleMiss to wins over Bama & MissSt this year and a source told me this AM #UF brass is very intrigued with him.

Go Canes

Flowers will go in the first round.

The Dude

I think UF's guy is Mullen no? Michigan wants Harbaugh, would settle for Les Miles maybe? Nebraska... not sure.

SinisterCane

2015 WE GOT THIS?

BigWindyCane1

They don't like him at all and wish they had gone somewhere else. Golden is an a*****e."

Posted by: Clwtrdan | November 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I hate to admit it but I sense much of this to be true. And I also sense it's not just the key players that don't like Golden.

I sense that Choosing DNo over Barrow has had repercussions beyond just a few players.

The Dude

Flowers will go in the first round.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Needs a good combine, but with the NFL's premium on that position the odds are certainly in his favor.

Go Canes

If I had to guess, if say the hating talk is a byproduct of losing.

If it was truly bad wouldn't the Booker T guys tell Walton not to commit here?

SinisterCane

The coaching staff is so dysfunctional

SOUP

I sense that Choosing DNo over Barrow has had repercussions beyond just a few players.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

There IT is right there.

BEERicane

Yeah, flowers and Perryman are our best shots at a first rounder this yr. Perryman might suffer a bit just because of his position and flowers might benefit because of his. It's really a solid draft class which to your point makes this season all the more frustrating.

SinisterCane

Blake's inbox maybe flood today

Dear University of Miami,

In many ways maintaining a brand is more of a challenge than building it.

As the current stewards of the Miami brand, you've been handed the responsibility of both perpetuating an existing brand, but also in laying the groundwork down for the future of it. What do you expect your brand to look like in 10 years, or 20? Have you fulfilled the duty of protecting the integrity of a brand you've inherited? That's your ultimate responsibility.

Your responsabiity isn't to your head coach. It's part of your head coach's job to also place the promotion of the Miami brand ahead of any personal ambitions of his own.

And as far as I see, from a person who has built a brand of his own, I see a group of individuals who've moved the game forward on the academic front but have quite obviously failed in the athletics arena.

You've placed the University on an extremely solid academics foundation and trajectory. But you've done the inverse when it comes to the Miami Football Program. I don't think you've meant to perform poorly, and in some ways I think you're proud of the job you've done. The problem is that you're emphasis on the Shapiro scandal as an excuse for the football program's performance unfortunately isn't the reason for its unfulfilled promises. The reality is that while the Shapiro scandal does contribute to the program's malaise, it certainly doesn't completely identify the problem.

The problem is that you have an underperforming coaching staff. That's it. There is no other reason for the program's collapse. The program has collapsed, you just don't recognize it. And if you are in denial of this fact and somehow think Al Golden is the best candidate for the head coaching job at the University of Miami, you have serious deficits in your ability to recognize where you are.

You've been handed a brand and have somehow mis-managed to destroy it.

It's quite simple, make decisions that put the interests of the University ahead on the interests of the individuals. Al Golden has been compensated greater in the past 4 years of his career that any other point in his life.

He inherited a problem that was not of his own creation. Yes that's true.
And he may not very well have been completely informed of the ramifications of the NCAA inquiry at that point. But he's been financially compensated for his troubles. That can't be used an excuse for his underperformance. I think Al Golden is very committed and works very hard to win football games. The problem is that he's not very good. I'm sorry that he's not very good. But the fact remains that the talent that the Miami brand has brought to him has been under-developed and under-utilized. There's no way you can tell me that with the exact same personnel that Al Golden has brought to the University of Miami, that the program wouldn't have been developed to a point greater than 6-6 during the 2014 campaign if the head coach had been Howard Schnellenber or Jimmy Johnson or Dennis Erickson or Butch Davis. Each one of those coaches would have had a better win-loss ratio in 2014 had they been coaching the exact same kids that Al Golden has coached.

Al Golden is Randy Shannon. It's similar to a Ford vs Chevy debate. Well those are both mediocre brands when you compare them to Ferrari or Porsche. Any debate between which was a stronger coach is moot. It's irrelevant, both have been poor choices.

Considering the Shapiro scandal, the Miami brand has still attracted many talented young men to choose this program. They certainly didn't come to play for Al Golden. He's not that big of a name because he hasn't proven himself. They came to play here because they were attracted to the Miami brand. Al Golden doesn't deserve anything beyond was he's already been compensated.

And he's the point to my letter. Miami is at a crossroads. The crossroads isn't a year from now. It's not 2 years from now. The crossroads is now. You either are commited to turning the program into a winning one: Or you're not.

Your duty isn't to Al Golden or the rest of his staff. Your duty is to your employer, the University of Miami. So far, you've been very weak torch-bearers for a brand you've inherited. It certainly has suffered under your tenure. That is not open for debate, if you did do a good job, the win-loss record wouldn't be 6-6. Now you can place the blame on Melvin Shapiro or you can understand that the Shapiro crutch doesn't explain the current state of the program. It has contributed, but it isn't the cause. Once you understand that, once you come to terms with that reality, then you'll see that the program is much more vulnerable than you think and capable of permanently harming the Miami brand.

You need to govern yourselves accordingly or else 20 year from now you may find yourself on an ESPN 30 for 30 expose of how poor decisions and weak leadership destroyed a major college football brand for good.

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