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October 08, 2014

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LA3

If your going to lose in 305 your better go down with sub machine gun...
That's funny!

About same as if u r going to as the U you better go down with aggressive blitzing defense! Fire at will!! Bring the rain!!!

86Cane

Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely for possible NCAA violations.

Posted by: The Dude | October 09, 2014 at 06:05 PM

#Shocker

86Cane

Glad to see everybody was on their BEST behavior today.

#MeLikey

WWIN

These Treon Harris allegations sound suspect.

Posted by: CaneRock | October 09, 2014 at 02:37 PM

EXACTLY!

How do you go from game hero to sexual assault a few hours later? Shouldn't girls be throwing themselves at you at that point?

CaneRock

LaQuinton that is so true. Wanna put butts in seats? Get a guy that will put 70 every night. You are competing for entertainment dollars, you'd better be entertaining, especially in a city that KNOWS how to have fun.

Posted by: The Dude | October 09, 2014 at 07:59 PM

YUP!

nemo2002

Beautiful! Gotta love the hate.
But it needs to fly at 12:40 PM and not just 10:40 AM.

Posted by: 2002nemo | October 09, 2014 at 03:59 PM

Nemo you a true hater! LMAO

Posted by: WWIN | October 09, 2014 at 06:54 PM

True. I HAAAAATE to LUUUUUZE. U too.

CaneRock


Firing No'D while keeping Golden is like trying to put out the smoke instead of the fire. Good luck with that...

Posted by: CoCane | October 09, 2014 at 05:23 PM

YUP!

WWIN

True. I HAAAAATE to LUUUUUZE. U too.

Posted by: nemo2002 | October 09, 2014 at 09:34 PM

Damn straight! Lol

WWIN

Posted by: The Dude | October 09, 2014 at 07:59 PM

I put my entertainment dollars into some good entertainment in Atlanta!!!!

jsy

I really thought Luther Robinson would have made the league as a cb

86Cane

Testaverde

RCCF

I love Golden. This is true. That is all.

Harry Miller

We are Tired of it!

The other day I was driving along enjoying the ride. Faith who was sitting in the Back seat says to me, " Pop. "I am so glad it's just you and me today". Just a little bit surprised, I asked her, " why do you say that Faith". Faith answers with, " Those kid's are always picking and arguing with each other all the time and I'm getting tired of it,

You see Faith was sitting a the car seat in back. The other two kids are 9 and 12 years old and Faith just turned four years old.

This made me think of Canespace and how tired I am of trying to read about My canes through all the bickering, arguing and trying to prove who Is right and who is wrong between three bloggers. A four year old gets it, why cant you three. We meaning the rest of us who read Canespace are TIRED OF IT. Email each on your own Email and prove who is right and tell us the winner. Maybe, just maybe someone will give a shyt, then you can be so proud. I have been a Cane fan, went to games in the Orange Bowl in the 1940's. Please have some respect for the rest of us. I live in California and travel about 3500 miles to see the Canes at least once a year.

Canespace is the only way I keep up with my Miami teams, It's the best and I can"t thank Soup enough for what he goes through

All three of you have such great input and are obviously smart guys. Just don't let a four year old out do you. See the light for the sake of the rest of us. Right Soup.

Sorry, I am not a good writer.

Montreal-Cane

Harry thanks for your post. I feel the same way.

Sources tell CanesInSight that at this point it is nearly impossible to envision a scenario where D’Onofrio is back next season. Golden and D’Onofrio have not been on the same page this season and their relationship has become strained. Many believe that Golden has become frustrated at D’Onofrio’s ability to run the defense and beyond that he is not a guy who most in the building like to work with on a daily basis.

**A source added that Golden knows what the perception is like in the media and he is not deaf to what is being said. He knows the pressure is on and needs to take some sort of action. With that being said, if D’Onofrio and Golden both return next season (again, very unlikely), look for multiple changes to occur on the assistant coaching staff. Like This current defensive staff will be drastically different next season, one way or another.

Montreal-Cane

From the Miami Herald tonight

How much anger is percolating among trustees and donors about UM's football program?

“Everybody is very, very upset,” said one trustee. “We would like to see changes.”

As the UM administration stands publicly behind coach Al Golden and his staff, frustration and calls for change grow, behind the scenes, among some Board of Trustee members and donors, some of whom have started to express those views to high-ranking UM officials. Some feedback from four prominent trustees, who asked that their names not be used...


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/10/um-trustees-discuss-golden-staff-and-the-future-dolphins-heat-marlins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

Another respected trustee, who advocates defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio’s dismissal, said: “There’s a lot of frustration [among trustees]. And it’s not just with D’Onofrio. There’s also criticism of the defensive backs coach [Paul Williams]. And the criticism is starting to lap over to Golden.”

One trustee said “the donors are unhappy. They’re making noise and the pressure is starting to build on [athletic director] Blake James” to force Golden to make staff changes.

One trustee said he could not envision D’Onofrio being replaced during the season and said James has given no indication whether he would ask Golden to make staff changes after the season. One associate of Golden said that even though they are friends, people should not automatically conclude that Golden would not part ways with D’Onofrio if the problems worsen or persist.

Could donor and booster pressure force the administration to fire coaches?
Two of the trustees said "when you have a lot of them, it’s a problem,”
Among the criticisms raised by one trustee: “You expect to see halftime adjustments and the coaches don’t make them. And you don’t see enough development and improvement from enough of our players.”

More... http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/10/um-trustees-discuss-golden-staff-and-the-future-dolphins-heat-marlins-chatter.html

CaneWarrior

Harry, Very well written!!!

Dude on a Pale Horse

I'm telling you all 2015 is NOT an option for Mark. Too many people are angry and we have reached the boiling point. I know SOUP said Al should get another year with whoever he wants on his staff even if that means Mark. In my opinion there is no way that happens. It looks like things are coming out that suggest I'm on to something. Al can make all of the football decisions he wants. But the losing and the lack of defense is becoming an economic and image problem. Al might survive 2014 by the skin of his teeth and I think its ONLY because the contract is a little more than The U WANTS to eat. The U will throw Mark to the wolves and have Al's input on the next DC. If Al says no then he's got himself into a pickle and The U may force a new DC on him or let him go outright. I dont really believe Al is THAT loyal. All of those supposed jobs that Al could have, ha, I never believed he was that well regarded anyways, he probably could only tuck is tail and go back to the MAC or whatever they're calling it these days.

Dude on a Pale Horse

So, in my opinion the right decision is Butch and start competing for titles again. More realistically The U will fire Mark and force Al to do some staff shake ups on D. So who can we speculate (cause that's what blogging is for) would be in contention to be given the pink slip and who are so names that we should/will look at? Will the person(s) have Al Golden roots or Miami roots or will they be fresh faces?

Dude on a Pale Horse

You know who's a f*cking good DC and you NEVER hear anyone mention him? Vance Bedford. And his D looks exactly like a Miami D. Too bad Charlie Strong has got him at Texas.

30CINCO

From Ariz:

**One of the main questions that Miami fans have had is whether or not Blake James would “force” Al Golden to fire Mark D’Onofrio and if it would cost Golden his job if he refused to do so. On that note, we have speculated on whether or not Golden has total control over assistant coach moves. Per DMoney, there is a clause in his contract that gives him that power. If Golden wants D’Onofrio to stay, he will. If he wants him gone, then he will fire him.

**Sources tell CanesInSight that at this point it is nearly impossible to envision a scenario where D’Onofrio is back next season. Golden and D’Onofrio have not been on the same page this season and their relationship has become strained. Many believe that Golden has become frustrated at D’Onofrio’s ability to run the defense and beyond that he is not a guy who most in the building like to work with on a daily basis.

**A source added that Golden knows what the perception is like in the media and he is not deaf to what is being said. He knows the pressure is on and needs to take some sort of action. With that being said, if D’Onofrio and Golden both return next season (again, very unlikely), look for multiple changes to occur on the assistant coaching staff. Like This current defensive staff will be drastically different next season, one way or another.

**The sense I get from talking to a number of people about Golden’s job security is that it would take some sort of major collapse for him to lose the job next season. With a number of tough games left on the schedule, that is not necessarily out of the question, but as of right now my guess is that Golden will be the Head Coach next season with a new defensive coordinator.

**Every recruiting cycle, Miami fans look for a national prospect that they can dream about landing. The kid this year should be Marcus Lewis because the Canes believe like they are squarely in the picture for him. Miami continued to recruit Lewis even after he had committed to UF and that hard work is paying off. This would potentially be the best recruiting effort of Paul Williams’ career if he could pull it off.

**On the other hand, Tim Irvin continues to look less and less likely. Him and Miami have grown farther apart over the past few weeks. Irvin was in attendance for the Killian-Gables game where Canes coaches were present, and I’m told that Irvin was upset that Miami coaches had not yet been to one of his games this year. Generally Miami focuses on the out of state guys so the coaches can focus on local games down the stretch, so I still expect Williams to get to one of his games in the near future.

**There was talk this week about whether or not Thurston Armbrister was a junior or senior because he is listed as a senior although he only played two games as a freshman. I can confirm that he is a senior and this will be his last season.

30CINCO

FRIDAY BUZZ COLUMN

As the UM administration stands publicly behind coach Al Golden and his staff, frustration and calls for change grow, behind the scenes, among some Board of Trustee members and donors, some of whom have started to express those views to high-ranking UM officials.

Some feedback from four prominent trustees, who asked that their names not be used:

### All four said Golden is expected to keep his job beyond this season.

Among the reasons: He’s signed through Feb. 1, 2020, and a multi-million dollar buyout would be a major obstacle; athletic director Blake James believes in Golden; there’s a sense of loyalty to Golden for steering UM through the NCAA investigation; and there’s a strong belief that president Donna Shalala would not fire her most visible coach before her May retirement.

“She doesn’t want to leave on a sour note like that,” one of the trustees said. “She’s not going to fire the coach and walk away,” another said. “She’s not going to leave that financial burden on a new president,” another said.

### How much anger is percolating among trustees and donors? “Everybody is very, very upset,” said one trustee. “We would like to see changes.”

Another respected trustee, who advocates defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio’s dismissal, said: “There’s a lot of frustration [among trustees]. And it’s not just with D’Onofrio. There’s also criticism of the defensive backs coach [Paul Williams]. And the criticism is starting to lap over to Golden.”

One trustee said “the donors are unhappy. They’re making noise and the pressure is starting to build on [athletic director] Blake James” to force Golden to make staff changes.

One trustee said he could not envision D’Onofrio being replaced during the season and said James has given no indication whether he would ask Golden to make staff changes after the season. One associate of Golden said that even though they are friends, people should not automatically conclude that Golden would not part ways with D’Onofrio if the problems worsen or persist.

### Could donor and booster pressure force the administration to fire coaches? Two of the trustees said they doubt it.

“One or two donors don’t make a difference, but when you have a lot of them, it’s a problem,” the trustee said, adding he has no indication that it has reached a point of many donors withholding contributions.

### Among the criticisms raised by one trustee: “You expect to see halftime adjustments and the coaches don’t make them. And you don’t see enough development and improvement from enough of our players.”

### Golden still has some trustee supporters.

“The reality is he got handed a bad deal,” said one influential trustee. “I wish people would settle down. He stayed here when he found out we were being investigated. Every coach was recruiting against him during the investigation, and as a result, we don’t have the caliber players we used to. You have to give him a couple more years to fill holes created during probation.”

If a change is eventually made, one trustee said do not look for Butch Davis to get the job. (Former UM player Joaquin Gonzalez said Davis, now with ESPN2, “would take the job in a heartbeat.”)

The trustee said Davis not only angered people with the way he left UM for the Cleveland Browns, but there are serious concerns about his departure from North Carolina under the cloud of an academic misconduct scandal. (Davis wasn’t implicated by the NCAA.)

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/10/um-trustees-discuss-golden-staff-and-the-future-dolphins-heat-marlins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

SinisterCane

I don't know what to believe

86Cane

All three of you have such great input and are obviously smart guys. Just don't let a four year old out do you. See the light for the sake of the rest of us. Right Soup.

Posted by: Harry Miller | October 10, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Well done Harry, well done!

Go Canes

Lots of interesting stuff coming out. But through all the smoke it's still obvious Golden will be here next season and Butch will absolutely not be the next coach year in the highly unlikely scenario he is not.

The only question remaining is whether there will be changes on the defensive side of the ball.

The next five games are going to determine that for sure.

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Darth 360Cane

If a change is eventually made, one trustee said do not look for Butch Davis to get the job.

Dude, 'sota, y'all need a shoulder to cry on? Yes, I know BD was cleared but it still happened under his watch. ;-)

1mg of epi

The next five games are going to determine that for sure.

Posted by: Go Canes | October 10, 2014 at 08:57 AM

Sure would have to be a spectacular 5 games to erase the last 3.5 years. Don't think he can. Hope I'm wrong.

UMike

I think we would have to really be embarrassing the last 5 games for Golden to get the axe this season. I say that only because the buyout stuff, not because I think he doesnt deserve it.

SinisterCane

I can already hear rival recruiters pitchin' that Golden getting the ax in 2015

1mg of epi


I can already hear rival recruiters pitchin' that Golden getting the ax in 2015

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 10, 2014 at 09:30 AM

Which may actually entice em to come to the U

SinisterCane

“She doesn’t want to leave on a sour note like that,” one of the trustees said. “She’s not going to fire the coach and walk away,” another said. “She’s not going to leave that financial burden on a new president,” another said.

Leaving her pile of festering SH!T for the next Prez

Sarasota 'cane

Dude, 'sota, y'all need a shoulder to cry on? Yes, I know BD was cleared but it still happened under his watch. ;-)

Posted by: Darth 360Cane | October 10, 2014 at 09:05 AM

Don't care who the new will be so long as it's an upgrade from this mess. Butch is merely the best available candidate that wants to coach UM.

The clock to UM's recovery will not start ticking until Golden is gone.

30CINCO

What has Miami Hurricanes freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya taken away from the first half of the season?

“I’d say just handling the flow of each game – handling the fourth and the third quarters, the rhythm of the game – because you don’t get to experience that in practice,” said Kaaya, who is rated 36th nationally in passer efficiency (148.61).

“In summer camp you don’t experience the crowd or what it’s like in the third quarter, when everyone’s tired, just certain things you don’t experience in practice that you do in the game.”

What was the highlight for Kaaya?

“That’s a tough one,” he said. “I guess playing at Nebraska. That was pretty fun, pretty exciting. I always imagined it to be that loud and crazy. My dad always told me it was gong to be nuts. So I knew what to expect.”

The lowlight?

“I’d say last week [at Georgia Tech],” Kaaya said. “I wish I had that back – the whole game. There’s a lot we left out on the field.”

▪ UM has ruled out receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder), kicker Matt Goudis (back) and offensive linemen Taylor Gadbois (knee) and Kc McDermott (knee) for Saturday’s game against Cincinnati.

SinisterCane

If Golden fires the defensive assistant coaches and not NOFENSE, it would be the most gutless cowardly act is the history of UM

30CINCO

Amid outside criticism, 'Canes turn inward:

Brad Kaaya expected to face high-pressure situations as Miami's quarterback.

He knew defenses would harass him. He figured he'd play in a lot of hostile environments. And he understood that as the newest quarterback at a school known for producing some of the best at his position, fan expectations would be high. And if the wins didn't come, there would be criticism.

Through Miami's first six games, Kaaya has seen many of those expectations become reality.

The Hurricanes are 3-3 entering Saturday's nonconference game against Cincinnati. And with Miami having lost two of its last three games, Kaaya says he's experienced an "emotional roller coaster" as he's broken school records, led his team to wins and heard criticism of both his coaches and his defense after two tough losses in three weeks.

But the freshman and the rest of his Hurricanes teammates say they're doing their best to drown out the noise coming from outside their locker room. Instead, the Hurricanes are turning inward.

"For us, we're playing for each other. The thing that matters to me and matters to my team is the opinion that's within, this family that we have," said Kaaya, who through six games this season is one of only 17 quarterbacks in the nation to throw for more than 1,500 yards and 10 or more touchdowns. "Nothing on the outside really affects us. I'm playing each and every down for my teammates. They're my family."

After Miami's 28-17 loss at Georgia Tech last week put the Hurricanes in fifth place in the ACC Coastal Division standings, the mantra out of Coral Gables has been largely similar to Kaaya's remarks.

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A growing number of former players have expressed frustration with Miami coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio, especially with UM's defense allowing more than 300 rushing yards in its losses to Nebraska and Georgia Tech.

The glaring issues on defense are similar to the ones that appeared during Miami's late-season swoon last year when after starting the season 7-0, the Hurricanes lost four of their final six.

They've now lost seven of their last 12 games, several in similar fashion, prompting a backlash that had Miami athletic director Blake James telling the Sun Sentinel last month he continues to believe Golden is the right coach for the Hurricanes' program. He has since reiterated his support of Golden during interviews with other media outlets.

Through it all, Miami's players, continue to say it's up to them to perform better on the field. If that starts happening, the wins will start coming and with five ACC games coming after Saturday's matchup against the Bearcats, the Hurricanes still believe they can contend for the ACC title.

"We're really trying to keep each other up, keep each other positive. We could end the season 10-3, you never know," said freshman wide receiver Braxton Berrios, who is averaging 10.9 yards per catch. "Duke started 0-2 in the conference last year and they went on to the ACC Championship Game. We know it's not over. I hope nobody even thinks it's over. Obviously, it's not the start we wanted, but there's a lot more football to be played and I think we're going to focus on that."

Go Canes

@ByTimReynolds: Every "Golden Canes" level of donor to Miami athletics has honored their commitment for the year. The banner probably won't do much.

Itsa_Canes_Thing

I would say lets see what our record is at the end of the season. If Golden were to lose a majority of the remaining games then I still think is job is on the line. if he were to win the majority I am sure he will return next year with a new defensive staff in place.

I just don't think Golden "knows" enough people to put a true staff together and he is to big headed to ask for help.

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