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Golden looking to speed things up at Miami

Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:40 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2011 12:46 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Randy Shannon was known for his even-keeled nature, rarely seen with outbursts of enthusiasm or anger on the Hurricanes sideline.  That calm nature may have rubbed off a bit on the Miami practice atmosphere, because new head coach Al Golden has made it clear one of his first changes will be enchancing the attitude and tempo of the Hurricanes' practices.  Golden recently addressed his plans for Spring Practice, which begins March 5.

"After watching three of the [bowl] practices, the first thing we have to do is change the speed and overall tempo of the practice," Golden told the Sun Sentinel. "And the energy and enthusiasm that I witnessed in the previous practices, I'd like to enhance that. We want to be an up-tempo, better-conditioned team.

Golden went on to express his desire for a tougher, and more disciplined team.  The Hurricanes were dead last in the ACC in penalties and penatly yards in 2010.  Many times Miami fans saw game-changing plays called back for a minor lapse in judgement, and the former Temple head coach hopes to change that in 2011.  Of all the new coaches in the ACC, Golden might be one of the more interesting situations.  The New Jersey native has never coached south of Virginia until now, and his only previous head coaching experience was at his previous job with the Owls.  Golden has an opportunity to create his legacy as a head coach with one of the most noteworthy programs of the last 30 years.

Or he could butt heads with Donna Shalala and be gone in 3-4 years.  But that's why we watch.     


Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:39 pm

Golden looking to speed things up at Miami

Then that would be a compliment. The Governor of Wisconsin is doing what has to be done across America - balance the out go with the in come.

But that's another story.

For the first time in years, I'm pumped about the Cane's future.  I was so disappointed with both Coach Coker and Coach Shannon but I think Coach Golden is going to bring this program back to prominence.  It's exciting again.  It may take a couple of years to get "his" players" but I think you're going to see a tougher team with better stamina and endurance.  The stupid penalties will decrease and this team will be more disciplined.  

I don't see a return to "Thug U" because I believe the coaching staff will continue to instill the values that Coach Shannon did such a good job with.  

I'm looking forward to September more than I have in years.  Go Canes !!!

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:58 am

Golden looking to speed things up at Miami

he looks like that scumbag governer in wisconsin.........

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