Browsing: Al Golden

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Miami’s 49-14 win over the Blue Devils on Saturday, while understandably and predictably lopsided, provided a chance for the Hurricanes (5-4, 3-3) to once again collect themselves for a brief moment. Consistency has been a trait hard to come by for the Canes, but in a few spots has been reliable.

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Against Duke (3-5, 1-3) currently the only team behind the Hurricanes in the Coastal Division, there again exists an opportunity for this team’s track to be reestablished, to whatever degree remains possible this late in the season. In every major team statistic (total/scoring offense/defense), the Blue Devils rank in the bottom-third of every category in the ACC.

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For the first time since Golden was announced as Miami’s new head coach, Saturday’s win against Ohio State provided fans and athletes alike something positive to think about. The Canes defense that faltered at times against Maryland in their first game was born anew with three of the five reinstated players making major contributions, most notably senior linebacker Sean Spence. Special teams did what special teams ought to do, never putting their own offense or defense in a difficult position and making it as difficult as possible for their opponent.