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September 16, 2006

31-7: Coker on the firing line

     Today's embarrassing loss at Louisville means the 'Canes are 1-2 and have lost four of their past six games dating to late last season. University of Miami football has become merely pretty good -- and not always even that. The aura, the swagger, the road-warrior edge ... whatever The U once had, seems gone.

     Don't mean this blog entry to facilitate an anti-Larry Coker avalanche but his job status is an unavoidable hot topic now, and UM fans have a right to vent.

     I still think Coker deserves an opportunity to save his job but it may take running the table from here, or at least finishing no worse than 9-3 followed by a bowl win. Then again Paul Dee may be unwilling to swallow Coker's remaining contract with a huge buyout even if the season turns out worse than that.

     What should UM do -- this season and beyond -- to revive the power of Hurricanes football? Is the answer as simple as the head coach?

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Coker just isn't a premier program head coach. Great guy, but let's face it, he got the job because of his relationship with the remaining players after Butch left. If he wasn't in the program would have ever been in the running for the head coaching spot? We need a young up and coming head coach. The U's game plan is often predictable and they just aren't recruiting the athletes anymore. I think Coker should resign at the end of the season. Sorry Larry, but we are going in the wrong direction, Louisville? Come on.

Does anyone have Butch Davis' phone number?

Subject: Miami Hurricanes Were Unprepared
To: HurricaneFootball@miami.edu, athleticdirector@miami.edu, athleticmarketing@miami.edu, AthleticCommunityRelations@miami.edu, AthleticFacilities@miami.edu, AthleticMarketing@miami.edu
Dear Paul,

Good afternoon. Larry Coker didn’t prepare the Miami Hurricanes properly to handle Louisville ’s well-known tendencies of zone blitzing on 3rd down-this caused Miami to lose this ball game in embarrassing fashion. Larry Coker is a nice guy and reminds everyone of Dave Wanndstedt-nice guy but a terrible coach.

The Miami Hurricane Football team is at the crossroads of their program and if your staff doesn’t act immediately to replace the Dave Wanndstedt era with a Nick Saban type caliber coach, we’ll continue to under perform and be beat by B class teams like Louisville .

When searching for a coach, the skill sets of the coach should be considered, as well as, the age of the coach. We need someone that is aggressive, intelligent, experienced, and passionate about their position. Please don’t hire an ex NFL coach that is past their prime years.

Coker only won the National championship in his first year because the previous coach built a national championship caliber team. Coker didn’t recruit anyone on that team and the team won the national championship in spite of Coaker-reminds me of when Jimmy Johnson left the Cowboys and Barry Switzer won the Super Bowl. Barry went on to destroy the Cowboys and caused the Cowboys to a decade of mediocrity.

The fans of Miami football entrust that we will find a Nick Saban type coach to replace Coaker. The fans of Miami , the players of Miami , and the athletic staff of Miami deserve immediate action. A immediate termination of Larry will send a message that Miami will not tolerate mediocrity of the Dave Wanndstedts of the world anymore.

Email Paul Dee at: athleticdirector@miami.edu


This is another Johnson/Switzer situation. Coker got left with a great team and won. When it came time for him to recruit and make decisions the team went to hell. He reminds me of Wandstedt, sure a nice guy but that is not what a college footbal team like MIami needs to win. You need toughness and arrogance and that ole swagger that the opposing teams hated. This problem needs to be addressed before the entire state of Florida starts to look at Florida and FSU before coming to the Hurricanes. This could be apotential recriuting disaster that takes years to overcome. Think of future of this orginization and not yourself Coker. This is the most insane experience of my life. I am so used to seeing the Canes dominate. Oh god I hope we don't turn into Nebraska. Such a power house and NOW. UUGGGHHH. Mediocre at best. Not scaring anyone.

WE TOLD YOU ALL THAT YOUR TEAM WAS NOT THAT GOOD. FSU WILL SHOW YOU TONIGHT WHAT A GOOD COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE. I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE CANES FACING THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS. THAT IS A GAME UM SHOULD CIRCLE ON THE CALENDAR, BECAUSE IT IS ONE THEY CAN WIN. LARRY COKER SHOULD STAY AT UM INDEFINITELY.

Greg,

Why are you saying that Coker should have a chance to redeem himself? Coker is the sole reason why we're losing. Take a look at Saban, Saban went to a mediocre program at LSU and made them a powerhouse. You either perform or you're terminated.

I believe if you asked Coker, if he considered himself, as good or better than Butch Davis; he would emphatically say he wasn't. Even Coker knows he should of never been hired at the U.

If Coker isn't to blame, who is to blame for Miami's fall-off, every year since Butch left? Coker tried blaming the Assistant Coaches last year-firing them after last seasons blow-out at the hands of LSU. Maybe this year, Coker can blame the University of Miami's mascott?

Greg, either take a stand and provide the reason why Miami is losing orjoin the band wagon, and blame Coker, deservedly, for draining the University of Miami of their greatness and legacy.

I saw the entire game today and Miami lost the game not in the second half, but the first quarter. Miami had a chance to put the game away in the first quarter and as usual fumbled it away. Coker has shown over and over again that he cannot coach very well when the team has adversity. The team does fine against 1-AA teams but when it comes to good competition, we are not up to par. Today's game was just more evidence that the 'Canes HAVE lost their swagger, it is no longer there and this season is going to get worse before it gets better. This could actually be a 5-loss season. Definately not what we planned on at the beginning of the year.

THE CANES SUCK, JUST FACE IT. CONCENTRATE ON TRYING TO BEAT THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS, AND STOP BASHING YOUR COACH. IT'S ALL ON THE PLAYERS, YOUR OFFENSIVE LINE IS AS OFFENSIVE AS YOUR FANS TYPICALLY ARE. I HAVE SEEN CANES FANS YELL AT VISITING CHILDREN AT THE ORANGE BOWL. YOU DESERVE ALL THIS BULLSHIT, BECAUSE YOUR PROGRAM HAS GONE TO SHIT. NOW ALL YOU BANDWAGON FANS THAT NEVER WENT TO U.M. CAN JUMP ON THE MARLINS BANDWAGON. YOU ALL ARE PATHETIC.

THE NOLES WILL DOMINATE TONIGHT, WILL WIN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, AND WILL PLAY IN A BCS BOWL. BUT EVEN IF THEY DON'T ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST GOALS, WE WILL STILL SUPPORT BOBBY. FSU IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE PROGRAM IN THE NATION. SEE THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE FOR SUPPORT OF THIS PROPOSITION.

Errr...no need to re-hash the U thru to the present Coker's follies. It is toolate to get out of the slippwery slope. Recruiting will be pathetic for a few years. It will be a time reminescent of NCAA sanctions if not worse. Coker and most of his cronies must go. Dee, please do a cash flow and look at how much money the U will lose over the next years as compared to the Coker buyout. Make sure you also put a value on publicity and the ephemereal goodwill. Hopefully the balance will be to buy out Coker and get the U back on track.

I honestly hate it when a Coach has done all that he can, but refuses to step down and the School/Organization is unable to FIRE him due to the amount of the Contract they'd have to eat. Word to the wise start making the contracts a little more School/Organization friendly so that a Coach can't hold you hostage.
Outside of IAA Coker will never see the sidelines again as a Head Coach for a program. For the past couple years analyst, reporters, fans all have seen the steady decline of this program disquising it in terms like, it's not the Miami of Old, and Opponents aren't scared of UM any longer. Like that of Dave Wandstedt, Cokers teams record's have remained respectable but the on field production has seriously diminished.
MAKE THE CHANGE!

Maybe we can start a donation program to pay off Coker's buyout clause in his contract.

Greg set this up and let's get rid of this stiff we have as a head coach. Blowout by the cardinals? How much worse can things get?

I hope Dee does not keep Coker just because of the large payout on his contract. I think the UM football program has made the University enough money over the past 20 years. Worst case let's start the donation program.

Regards,
A frustrated UM fan.

Coker should have been fired 2 years ago when we lost to UNC. He made major changes to the program during the off season and they suck a$$!! 14 points in 2 games vs. Div 1 teams. So he can also take the entire coaching staff with him and Mr. Wright too. Sorry kid I like you tools but you cant get it together. Shannon, you are so predictabale can you change up the defensive some damn time?(No you can't) We got our a$$ kicked by Louisville today!!! (louisville) Coker you are embrassing the program and I'm asking you to please just quit. You can't do anything with out Butch Davis players. Maybe it's me but the players don't even want to play for you.

Here is the problem with keeping Larry Coker: recruiting! Not only does he show an alarming tendecy to choke at the worst moments and biggest games, Miami no longer attracts the World Class athletes it once did. Several formre head coaches kept the program in the running every season for the National Title, and in large part because of the recruiting. What was once Quarterback U is now Mediocre Talent U. Firing last seasons' staff simply wasn't all that needed to occur. Larry will leave at least one year too late, but the effects will still be seen for several more years because we simply have not recruited the right impact players. Taking nothing away from this group, but in the past there have always been premier running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks, first round picks and more in waiting. All that's waiting now? A very cloudy future.

How many more humiliating losses do we have to endure before Paul Dee cuts Coker loose? 4 losses out of our last 6 games with two of these losses being humiliating blowouts. Not only are we not winning, hell we're not even competitive. Without question, we are headed in the wrong direction and Coker is responsible. Dee fired the wrong coaches last year. Need I remind you that after the national championship year in 2001 Miami's end of year ranking has steadily declined from 2nd to 5th to 11th to 18th and now finally we are going to find ourself out of the top 25. This is both a coaching and recruiting issue. Coker has recruited only one 5 star talent the past two years while other programs like Florida, Texas, USC, and Ohio State have recruited around 10 each over the same period. We can't compete at the highest levels without the best talent. On top of that, even with 4 star talent we should be competitive for a top 10 - 15 ranking. But we're not. Why? Not just bad coaching, it is horrific coaching. So this is what we have here. We have a coach who is unable to recruit and unable to get the best out of the talent he has. HOW THE HELL DOES DEE STAY WITH THIS GUY!!! I say Coker must go NOW!!!

You just can't terminate the better part of your entire coaching staff, and assume that things will pursue like business as usual.
Already that mass Firing by Coker cost UM a Blue Chip QB who withdrew his UM commit and went to PSU as did OL & WR's, couple that with 2 back to back seasons where your team has been out of the title pic, and all that will be forthcoming is years of mediocricy ( our best hope) or years of loosing like the late 90's.

3 points in the second half of our last 4 losses? Has anyone registered www.firelarrycoker.com?

I hope Paul Dee has Butch Davis's phone number on speed dial!

only solution fire coker and randy!!!!! its painfully obvious, our defensive back cannot cover anyone,our d-line refuse to put pressure on opposing quaterbacks, defense play calling is the same(very predictable), and the list goes on .now lets talk offense. can't pick up blitz, please sit charlie jones on the bench, he is not what we need in the backfield. miama has lost its swagger, no team fears the u anymore. please bring back butch.

It's a shame the Athletic Dept got themselves into this mess by giving Coker a contract extension. Surely you and Eddie Pope can't agree with that decision now? Doubtful he will be fired since the buyout is so large. It's also doubtful that he will resign.

I was willing to give LC the benefit of the doubt after the staff changes last year. But this loss surely indicates that the asst. coaches weren't the issue. Obviously, we don't have the caliber of players we used to. My guess it would probably take a few seasons even given an unlikely coaching change to turn us into BCS/ACC Champ contenders.

People do need to remember it is only a game. That said, it's hard to justify the $1.7 million dollar salary Coker earns based on his team's performance.

I wish Coker and the team the best of luck the rest of the season, but I'm one fan who can't see us with a better record than 7-4.

PS NOLESBOOSTER get a life. Seriously, most UM fans I know pull for FSU when they aren't playing UM. I still will despite the fact you are a jerk. Good luck tonight vs Clemson and the rest of the season!

I said it before, in no way shape or form is this meant to be a racist statement, but you cannot have a 78 yr old white man sittin in the living room of these young black dudes with gold teeth and dreadlocks tryin to explain to them why its good for them to come play for him. Urban Meyer is young and edgy with an aire of cockiness about him, Bobby Bowden is , well, BOBBY BOWDEN (need I say more). Besides, is you were young and had any financial issues, wouldnt you love to play at Free Shou University with a coach who "forgives" you for your crimes (especially before big games). Bring back the days of unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting penalties along with 56 - 3 blowouts with Miami on the winning side

Dear Paul,

All you hear about these days is that Miami has lost it's "swagger". Well I don't know what a swagger is but if it's the "thug" or "renigade" appearance we once had then it is gone. You, Buth Davis and Coaker did a great job by changing the image of the U and eliminating the so called "swagger". But let's keep one thing in perspective, the "swagger" was desire, it was heart, it was attitude and it was an inherent pride that every UM player had to carry on the tradition of winning. Sorry Paul and Larry, you took the heart out of these kids!!!

You can take Coaker and all his coaches and ship them to a Pop Warner program.

Concerned Canes Fan

All I am saying is that we cant win the recruiting war in the Great State of Miami (and surrounding counties) when you play such a old fashion predictable boring football game. UM fans all talked about cleaning up the program and playing with class. Id rather win dispicably than lose graciously. We need the old time recruiting of misfits and thugs with a lot to play for. Players who know football is the only thing they good at and play with a sense of desperation, and dont suspend them when they F___ up!!!!!!!!

Ok, lets drop the 'U' on the helmets and go back to the flags.... hell we might as well go back to the old uniforms (the ones that looked like ND hand me downs)... what's in an image anyway... it will take 8-10 years to get back on the recruiting any descent talent. I remember when the 'Canes could beat some PRO teams, now maybe we should schedule some Pop Warner teams... short of dropping the program for a year... eat the buyout on ALL of the present coaches and buy out the contracts of our lost coaches that have signed on with other schools.

Well if Paul Dee can't fire Larry Coker then Paul Dee should resign. The quarterback needs to be replaced. Wright does not understand the game enough to lead any team. Lets play the backups in preparation for next year. Greg Olsen is a wash and should be converted into an offensive lineman for blocking purposes.

As a long time Miami fan, I have been very dissapointed the last few years. Every year, the school media says that Miami is back. Well it is obvious they aren't and I don't know when they will ever be. I used to measure their success and excitability by the number of times I jumped out of my chair and yelled "all right". Now I have trouble staying awake. Booooring.

You don't have to leave Florida to know how Larry Coker is seen over the country. I watched the game in a sport bar in Dallas-TX and I have to say that these cowboys had a lot of fun with Larry Coker poor offense scheme and no-blitz defense.

go to: www.cokermustgo.com

hi everyone;
what abour greg Schiano??
i think he'd be a perfect fit back at the U.
poor kyle - i feel his pain.
everyone else - including shannon - shame on you.

DIE HARD CANE here, but is it ok to jump on the Gator bandwagon now??? At least until UM fires Coker, since so many Gators are from the State of Miami (and surrounding county)

Miami still has the talent to get job done but the coaching and play calling on both sides of the ball stinks.I'm sure when the U was on probation the top talent in the country did not want to play here.But the guys that did come here to play were coached and prepared vey well.Even when the canes were on probation I can only remember 2 a$$ whipings FSU & Va Tech but back then we only hoped to be competetive.Now I must say Coker has to go.I do belive that he has lost this team and they have no faith in his coaching ability.He has no sense of urgency when the team is having their manhood handed to them.I thought I would never say anything like this but Saturdays now look like a day for diving.
COKER GOTTA GO!!!!

Larry Coker needs to take the high road and resign. Dont get me wrong, us UM fans are insanely demanding and want a BCS team every year. However, those are the type of standards that we have at the U. Larry Coker's biggest fault is not his coaching style but he just cant recruit that best players to the program. That is what the U has lost, no more all americans, no more game breaking receivers, no more stud running backs. Just good players. But good doesnt cut it at the U. The U is a program of greatness and nothing else should be tolerated.

IF ANY TOP RECRUITS ARE OUT THERE, AND ARE READING THIS, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOUR DECISION IS A LOCK. COME TO FSU, WHERE YOUR SKILLS WILL BE ENHANCED, AND WILL BE PUT ON SHOWCASE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. YOU WILL THEN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL NFL CAREER.

IF YOU GO TO U.M., THEN THE BEST YOU CAN HOPE FOR IS THAT YOU GET UNIONIZED IN YOUR EVENTUAL CAREER, I.E., JANITORIAL SERVICES.

Fire Larry Coker Now

www.FireLarryCokerNow.com

Daing. Could it be Louisville is that good? Not defending Coker, but, they are a darn good team. They put up more points than FSU and looked alot better in doing it.

If LOUISVILLE is a B team then MIAMI has to be a C team. DON'T EVER COME INTO OUR HOUSE AGAIN AND DISRESPECT US LIKE THAT AGAIN. YOU WILL BE HANDED ANOTHER BEATING LIKE YOU RECEIVED TODAY!!!


3 AND OUTS FOREVER. THIS UM DUCK HAS QUACKED FOR 2 YEARS TOO LONG!

The UM was getting hammered so bad that where I was, in the Northeast television markets, ABC switched coverage to the Oklahoma-Oregon game.

Watching the Louisville game up close and personal, my god, what a pathetic display by the offense. Not even in the worse days of my son Brian with the Dolphins and Denver. I know that it might seem to the average fan that the offensive line is breaking down but the QB has to make changes and make plays and not get rattled so easily. They allowed a beaten and almost demoralized team (in the first 4 series of the game) to take control of the game in the 2nd quarter and beyond just on the confidence they gained by putting the fear on the UM quarterback. They knew they had a QB in total fear and unable to hurt them.

And what failure to adjust by the coaches at all level. They were whooped. And we thought that all those guys that got fired by Coker and thrown to the wolves last year were the guilty parties.

As soon as Louisville put in a few blitzes and schemes, Kyle Wright quacked like a duck and crapped his pants. SHADES OF AJ FEELEY. Why not bring back Wannsted and Spielman and put in at the UM with Kyle Wright and you just have the AJ Feeley scenario all over again. What a crime and shame for the rest of the team. Yeah so the UM field goal kicker missed two easy ones in the first half but that wasn't making the difference in the game. The game in front of Wright develops like it is all slow and by the time he does something the opposition has already figured it out and is there waiting.

The UM offense is wearing out its own defensive team physically and psychologically with 3 and outs forever. The UM offense got a roughing the kicker Louisville penalty and that is how they got their only 7 points of the first 3 plus quarters. Otherwise it would have been another 3 and out and zero points. In fact the punting game was the best part of UM's game.

The defense then lost its fire just on the basis that if they get behind by 3 points they do not think they have a QB that can score at all. College quartebacking also requires courage and smarts and not getting rattled so easily. This kid Wright and Coker are going down in flames together. Look at Louisville, they lost their #1 QB in this game and just kept on going like nothing happened. They actually got better.

Kyle Wright's game has not grown at all emotionally. He is worse than last year. He is playing in a league that is far too much above for his skills. HE IS NOT A FAST THINKER. And his game is in slow motion. He can only succeed when the Hurricanes play some of the lower division teams they play like FIU, Montana State, Florida A&M, etc. THAT IS ABOUT RIGHT COMPETITION FOR WRIGHT THE QB.

And what is with all this running and scrambling that Wright does. That is not something in the UM playbook and not something that he looks good doing. It looks horrible and it is slow. That scramble against FSU and all the scrambles in the Louisville seemed to be far too common.

What a shameful display and shame on the head coach for not recognizing that he has recruited a duck for a QB and that after he recruited him he still put him in there to go down like the Titanic for two long years in a row. They flamed out badly in all the important last 5 or 6 games. I am sure that Wright must look wonderful in practices and scrimmages.

What else is there to see for Canes fans. Put someone else in there to QB and hope he is equal, better or indifferent. THIS TEAM HAS QUIT FOR THIS QUARTERBACK. When a duck like Wright has quacked for two long years in a row and that is all that is offered to the UM faithfull, it is time to make changes...well, ADIOS amigo Larry Coker and his protegé Kyle Wright.

Hey my son was much better at Michigan.

Fake Bob Griese

LATE BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!! LOUISVILLE NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!

PERHAPS U.M. NEEDS TO BRING BACK LUTHER CAMPBELL AS A MENTOR FOR THE PLAYERS. I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE DENNIS ERICKSON COACH YOUR ALL'S TEAM AGAIN. THE BUTCH DAVIS YEARS WEREN'T TOO BAD FOR US EITHER, COME TO THINK OF IT. NAH, JUST LEAVE THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE, WE LOVE COKER IN TALLAHASSEE.

FSU HAS TAKEN CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL GAME AND ARE ON THEIR WAY TO VICTORY. U.M. - ON THEIR WAY TO DIVISION I-AA.

I am very surprised to see FSU fans slamming us Hurricane fans like this. FSU has declined like us in a way and we are almost like brother schools. The scary part is FSU HAS been getting the recruits and you barely beat us and Troy!

I just want to apologize to the ACC. This is not what you asked for when you asked The "U" to join your league. I live in Minnesota and have to listen to these damn people tell me how their Golden Gophers are as good as my Canes.

Again, sorry ACC that we have let you down.

LARRY COKER WILL BE GONE BEFORE THE SEASON IS OVER! HURRICANE FOOTBALL, ALWAYS AND FOREVER(UM-1980).

Bring back Butch "Squeaky Clean" Davis. Time to finish what he began!!!! Go U!

Coker has got to go. This team has gotten worse every year under Coker. He simply can't recruit, and he can't coach very well either. The players don't know how to pick up blitzes. That is the coach's fault. The ABC crew kept sticking up for Coker during the game, saying it's not all his fault. Well, then, who else is to blame? I think they should fire him now and not wait until the end of the season. Who cares about the buyout money. We all know how fickle Miami fans are... If they keep losing, they won't be able to sell any tickets.

THE NEXT TIME PERHAPS THE MIAMI PLAYERS SHOULD NOT STOMP ON THE CARDINAL BIRD LOCATED AT MIDFIELD.

LOUISVILLE PLAYERS HAVE A LITTLE MORE CLASS. THEY HAVE NEVER DONE THIS TO MIAMI.

TWO DEGREES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE--FOUNDED IN 1798.


JACK STULTZ

It's not whether you win or lose that counts, it's HOW you win or lose.
I've been a 'Canes fan since Ted Hendricks' days and I have to tell you, there was never such QUIT in the players as there is now. Even when they were not a great team, the 'Canes always showed up and tried hard.
And all this talk about recruiting and talent is true enough but it misses the point. Coker has absolutely hurt the U's recruiting capability and we will suffer that for a long time, but Howard Schnellenbger won with what would generally be considered second tier talent by most standards. And when he lost, he and his coaches at least got the most out of the team and never let them mail it in.
Nope - it's HOW these guys lose that hurts the most: uninspired, vanilla offense "anchored" by a clumsy, porcine offensive line; a complete inability to adapt (when's the last time the team looked as though they tried to address other teams' successes or came out looking even remotely fired up in a second half?); and plain old lack of fundamentals (for example, does anyone know how to teach the running backs to recognize and pick up blitzes?); and last but not least, the remarkable ability to blow chances by mistakes and dumb - not aggressive, but DUMB - penalties, a characteristic that his team has raised to an art form and which speaks to the need to fire Coker as much as anything.
We still look good doing pregame taunting. At the end of the day, though, the other guys are laughing at us.
Dump Larry, and let him take his nest egg with him with our best wishes. The shame is that that will never happen until he has solidified another mediocre recruiting season before he goes.

Saw some games on TV where the Quarterbacks can make plays and coaching staffs make adjustments instead of letting themselves get run over. This is a team as if it was coached by Dave Wannstedt and Quarterbacked by AJ Feely.

Bad QB Watch.

We just got whipped by a program with 21 florida athletes. Guys like Bobby Petrino are outrecruiting Larry Choker in his backyard . Funny thing is he is so dimensionless as an individual he just doesnt understand what he is doing to the U.

Tim is exactly right about the stopming on the Cardinal thing. That's pretty embarassing to go out on the field and make a big stink then get your butt whipped like that. They should be embarassed. Not because they lost, but because they made such fools of themselves and their fans.

As for Coker, take a pay cut OK.

The most activity you saw from Miami was when they decided to jump on the Cardinal at mid-field. Maybe instead of planning that stunt, they should have worked on picking up a blitz.

The Miami Hurricanes Have No Class......

Look, you guys need to either accept the new reality which is your now (better than average) football program or go to the drug store and buy some fresh tissues to wipe the crying tears off of your faces. Louisville has had a "better" team than you for the last 3 years! Your win against them two years back was luck and very poor officiating and this year with their "backup quarterback" they took you behind the woodshed and raped you. You have no offense and showed less class than a miami street gang when your miserable team "stomped" on the cardinal at midfield. Every fan watching in the country at that point wanted Louisville to pummel your "overated" group of convicts. Welcome to reality. Ohio State took the national title from your mouthy team in 2003 (Your team was talking trash all week before that game) and our defense showed you why defenses win championships.
Ohio State University---ranked #1 in the nation (will win the national title this year!)
University of Louisville---will be ranked in the top 10 (deservedly) thanks to Miami.
Miami University----showed a lack of class, likely on its route to a 5 loss season!

Just two words for the 'canes, Donna Shalela and Paul Dee - - - BIG EAST

One other thing that should be mentioned: Larry doesn't seem to be keyed in to the best ways to use what talent he has, or player development. I groused as much as anyone in the Brock Berlin days, wondered about Akeim Jolla, kept waiting for Devin Hester to do it all, etc., but never believed the coaches should be second guessed, as they are the professionals. But can anyone explain to me why Kyle Wright was in the game after the 4th quarter was 1/2 over, or even before that? Let Kirby Freeman learn what it's like to be pressured on every play, even three step drops, especially as he is supposed to be the better runner. Let him get some game experience when it might mean something so he has it when it absolutely means something. Oh well, just my opinion.

No matter what anyone states in this blog, one fact is certain, UM needs a change in coaching! Obviously this cannot be done over night but something needs to happen. The team has talent but no direction. Without that there is no place to go but down. Coker blamed his previous staff for the failures last year and revamped the coaching staff. Who can he blame for these? I've read over and over again that Coker should be replaced and I agree but who would the university replace him with? Can UM shallow the contract that they gave him? A lot of questions that only UM can answer but it seems no one is listening…

Guys,

What is happening to UM Football happened before.

Larry Coker is the 2nd Coming of Denis Erickson.

You remember Coach Erickson. Came in after JJ left for the NFL and Erickson won a Championship with JJ players.
Then the next year failed to win and so forth with
Frank Costa etc….

You see the very same thing happened with coker.
Took over for a Davis former JJ assistant and won
a championship the missed the next year etc…

You see the pattern people. JJ and Davis share the same work ethic. While Ericson and Coker do not know that the secret to UM success was in the practice habits.

Full game speed, full contact during practices. Survival of the fittest when it came to who started on saturday. No position was guaranteed for any player.

Look at former JJ assistants like Tommy in Aurburn who was the linebacker coach.

Look at former JJ assistant Ed Orgeron who went from
UM to be the D line coach at Southern California and won a championships now the head coach of Ole Miss.

Do you see former employees know the secret to success lies in the practice habits that were started by Schnellenberger and perfected by JJ.

Look at all the NFL talking about how UM practices where tougher than most NFL teams.

Bring back the majic…. JJ or Davis…. teach these boys to practice so hard that saturday felt like a day off.


Well it’s sad but as I watch the Game today against LOU I find myself cheering for LOU. That way all the press down here at the Herald can now safely say good by to nice “players coach” coker, wansttade, erickson etc….

Your players have to fear their coach… Jimmy Johnson, Butch Davis etc….

I never seen middle linebackers for UM so slow at play recognition…. do you even watch any film???? before playing a game???

I’ve been calling for coker to be fired ever since I recognized what kind of coach he was. To me it was Erickson again…

PAUL DEE wake up!!! you were there when Erickson came in and killed the program…

Why do make the same mistake all over again???

You nice is not the word you want in a coach…

SABAN, JJ, DAVIS… nice is a word you will never hear from their players…. but they sure as hell fear them…

And Fear is a great motivator….

Firing the assistants who never forgot how to coach was not the answer… It was coker and his friend last year who was the offensive coordinator who should have been fired.

I hope now we can move on. I am glad UM lost so we can begin the healing of PAUL DEE stupidity….

Just a suggestion now. Put a former JJ player in charge for the rest of the season like Randy Shannon. Just ask him what it was like to fear JJ as a player. And what it was like to have full speed full contact practices under JJ.

Bring the pain back in practice, cane on cane…. The boys right now are afraid and soft of getting hit or hitting…. That’s because of how they practice.

I’ve been saying this for over two years…. write an article it’s okay UM Lost the game…

WANTED
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH FOR:
University of Miami

Please send resume to PAUL DEE.

We prefer anybody whoever worked as an assistant to Jimmy Johnson. like Butch Davis, Tommy Tubberville, Ed Orgeron.

Please bring back the mental toughness and physical toughness that UM Football was all about.

All other coaches need not apply.

Larry coker is too simple for Miami.

Pete Garcia is in charge of this program i think its time to fire Coker and Paul Dee and put Garcia also as AD.....First Line of Business hire Butch Davis...Players are scared of Butch Davis and he gets his point across to the players....Bring back Art Kehoe Don Soldinger...Real UM Coaches that bleed orange and green...Lastly Its time to sit Kyle Wright (When hes out on the field he looks like a deer in headlights) start Kirby Freeman and see if he is as good as he says he is through all the Miami herald Articles...We need Pete Garcia and Butch Davis again in High School Seniors houses telling them about the U and recruiting them to bring back the talent something Larry Coker sincerely does not understand how to do...

Frank is exactly right on the Coker/Erickson comparison. I remember the Erickson era all too well. I have to sa though this loss and the Peach Bowl were tougher to take than Erickson's Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl disasters.

Johnson was probably the best coach UM has ever had.

all you have to do is see where the athletes that used to always come to Miami are going and you will see why the Canes are not competing the way they should be. Canes are losing elite athletes and coaching staff is not doing enough to attract them.... Canes used to be able to walk in and intimidate 10-14 point leads... not any more... no one is afraid of them or intimdated anymore.

Coker needs to step down and hand the reigns to Randy Shannon... let him take over the team and go and get a bunch of young aggressive mean coaches and athletes. It is time for Shannon

I just want to think Larry Coker and the Miami program in general for clinching the ACC Coastal title for Virginia Tech. Thanks!

VT - FSU ACC Championship this year , book it.

Hey Buckeye Fan...

The first thing that comes to mind with a name like yours is Maurice Who? Your program is about as shady as Southern Cals so don't talk about class. All schools are pretty much the same. Same type of athletes, same story.

Stick to the topic at hand, we don't accept losing and the chants for Coker to leave started after we dropped a game to OSU with a bogus call. At that time many people were nervous as the game should never have been that close (we had 6 first round draft picks).

Enjoy it now, your run will not last and now I officially hope your buckeys get knocked off. As for Louisville, they did nothing special today other than beat a program that is down.

I was at this game and man was it embrassing. To have to hear from cards fans just how bad miami sixs, is pretty bad. By the end of the game you had to agree with them.
To sit there and watch the offense was so painful and boring.
I felt preety good at the half cause I believed 3 points the offense could get that back. But no they go into the locker room and do not do any adjustments. NONE!
Than to watch the cards just walk down the field ever time. what a disgrace.
Coker needs to go. Olsen needs to go. just wipe the board clean and start over.
Get rid of him now !!!!
An to all you FSU fans I'm watchin the Clemson game..... and the gators gettin beat by the vols.
Good bye Coker.

Coker doesn't coach as if he were coaching the Hurricanes (see relatively long field goal attempt called for today on 4th and 3 that hit the upright), so now we'll see if the people calling the shots call them as if they are doing so for the Hurricanes. Regardless of any financial considerations, if they care about Miami football, they will tell him to either resign tomorrow or be fired.

LARRY COKER must go, and go as quietly as he came in & as quickly as he derailed a great program. Let's face it, the discipline isnt there & there is no fire in the belly (which the players need, as evidenced by Willie Williams/Ryan Moore, et al. saga).
What was the game plan today? Where is the creative playing-calling? Didnt it look like D lost confidence in the O after the Urrita score? they knew the O couldnt score on Louisville.....
Hats off to the players for remaining silent & not throwing the coach under the bus.....he did it to himself....
THanks for the "ride", Mr. Coker....
we've had enough....

COKER

The damage has been done, its too late now. We will be in a tail spin that will be hard to pull out of in the next 3 or 4 years. I liked Coker for a while but now its time for him to go and Paul Dee with him. I dont think we will be able to even make it to the Peach Bowl this year. I dread the Tech games yet to play and another loss or two on top of them. Recruiting will suffer under this
"nice man" who cant motivate or even coach. Take a look at our recruiting the last 2 or 3 years. We have very few Blue Chippers ( I forgot Willie Williams) compared to other top schools. All we can do is act like a bunch of preliminary punks and go jump on the logo in the middle of somebodys field and then get our asses handed to us in a paper sack. Pucker up canes players and kiss your season goodbye!

Hey NOLESBOOSTER... worry about your own team... Clemsons whooping them... LOL

I agree with you Frank but wasn't Coker an assistant under Butch who was an assistant under Jimmy.Miami needs coach who when multiple blocking assignment are missed not only just say we need to do better but actually makes an example out of someone.And just for their actions off the field i.e. Ryan Moore but on the field as well.

Hey NOLESBOOSTER... you guys lost to Clemson... snap!

Ah, yeah, about Paul Dee. Isn't he the same mastermind that took another quality bunch of kids on an up and coming program and turned them into undisciplined, uninspired mush in two short years, complete with an expensive contract buy out? Remember Perry Clark? We're just getting over that debacle. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...

After viewing todays game, its clear that Miami has several enormous problems. For example, majority of the players are average. When mixing in horrible coaching and passive play calling, simply justifies why Miami struggles. It does not take a rocket science as a coach to view footage of your opponent for a week. The true skill of coaching comes from being able to make adjustments throughout the game. Larry C. and the rest of the coaching staff are not capable of doing their job. It's been time for a change and it's time to restore the glory of this program. Firing Larry C. would be the first step towards bringing the program to its rightful place...at the top college football.

Well, I guess Nate Harris was proven right.

Miami is not the team of old...well, at least not once the game starts.

They still talk trash but can no longer back it up.

They still act like trash and now they are getting dumped in the garbage can.

UM still recruits thugs and criminals, but the new recruits don't have the abilities of UM criminals, er..."athletes", of old.

Here's toasting a sub .500 season for UM.

The Canes are 1-2, the FIU Golden Panthers are 0-3. However, FIU has lost two out of three against quality teams (USF, TOP 25 team last year, and Bowling Green, Top 25 team 2004 & 2005). I'm not saying the FIU is better, but at least FIU lost those games with pride, they were quality losses, by a total combined five points. UM played an awful game against FSU and were embarassed at L'Ville. This year's Golden Panthers are displaying better offensive and defensive weapons than UM, but more importantly they are playing with passion and pride for their school. UM looks like a bunch of cocky clowns (stomping on the cardinal at the start of the game, BS stuff) tarnishing the legend that is the U.

On October 14th, get ready to hear the Golden Panther roar.

Lets look at this season so far:

0 and 2 against Division I schools, scoring 10 and 7 points against those schools and 1 and 0 against Division II schools. Coker is at best a Division II school head coach. I never thought I would want Dan Werner back as offensive coordinator, but at least his offenses would score more than 10 points most of the time.

Get rid of Larry Coker now and bring back Butch Davis. For anyone worried about Davis leaving for the NFL again, he won't. He got a taste of it and I am sure he would want to stay in a more stable job at the U making 2.5 million.

Michael,

The people who understand the secret recipe to UM Football success are in the 1st tier people who worked directly under JJ. Coker did not absorb what JJ taught.

Lets do a simple test. I see pot bellies on O line ....

I remember in August when being a O line starter you were expected under JJ to do the following:

Run 15 Reps of 110 yard dashes. The dash had to be under 19 seconds. Also you only got 30 seconds of rest per rep. All this with full pads and helmet on.

I guess what I am saying these boys look out of shape. Fire the conditioning coach too...

Look at Dorsey the year of the championship chicken legs and chicken arms. You mean to tell me you are college quarterback and you still have chicken arms in your senior year??? What no weight room at UM... please.

There were obvious signs that practice habits were changed under coker. The season after the championship I saw UM waiting till the 3rd quarter to get it going then winning. What happen when we used to tee off on the first quarter on teams.

Remember the butt kicking in 1988?
1st game of the season against FSU. What did JJ boys do? what was the score. Remember Randall Hill blowing by people...

You play like you practice. Don't blame the kids they are good enough. It's the system that coker is running that's the problem. New coaches... what Kehoe just forgot how to coach.

All the UM problems are based on conditioning and the soft practices they are running.

I remember Erickson telling Rusell Maryland a 5 year senior not to practice because he could get injured and lose out on the NFL.

Maryland being a JJ player said he was going to practice. Erickson did not understand the value of no-deals full contact practice. Maryland was the 1st pick of the draft by JJ to Cowboys.

Bring back the pain....

Miami fans just like Louisville fans are passionate about their teams and show lots of class. However unlike Louisville football team Miami stomping on Louisville's logo demonstrated that they have no class and deserved the A** kicking they recieved. When Nate Harris stated that Miami is not like the Miami teams of the pass, wasn't disrespecting the Miami team but rather speaking the truth. Everyone in the country knows this and after reading on this forum apparently even Miami fans know this as well. Someone needs to send the players and the coachs a memo telling them this because apparently they think they are still a top 25 team. Miami is on the way out and whether you like it or not Louisville has arrived as the next resident to reside in the top 10. As for FSU they barely beat Miami and almost lost to Troy. As i'm writing this they are down to Clemson 20 /12 in the 3rd. The ACC as a conference is struggling this year against non conference opponents. LSU killed Miami while West Virginia beat the SEC champions Georgia during the bowl games last season. If Miami is not careful they just might turn into the next Nebraska. What a shame, what a shame!!!!!!!!!! I hate to see it cause Louisville has always inspired to build a program like Miami. Today showed that not only do we have a better team than Miami but we also have alot more class.

I have 4 season tickets that I have had a years now and I can honestly say that unless they get rid of Coker I will not renew my season tickets. I ask that all season ticket holders do the same, lets send Paul Dee a message and not renew our season tickets.

THIS IS SOME BULL$HI?!!!!!!!

If Coker is not fired tommorrow, then Paul Dee should be!!!!!

Frank, How true that is. I was on the sideline for the last practice before the 'Canes lost the OB championship game on 01/01/1995 under Erickson (Warren Sapp's last game). Sapp won almost every end of the practice sprint but there weren't a lot of them and they finished lazily. The 'Canes then went out and wilted in the second half and lost (at "home") to a lesser team (Nebraska 24 - Miami 17).

UM had UL on the ropes in the first quarter. I mean UM had it. They were a touchdown away from putting a serious hurt on the Cards. But, like Ali, also from Louisville, UL hung in there. And like "The Greatest," UL came out in the late rounds to put several, yes, several punishing blows on the U. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" UM players weren't seeing red, they were seeing blue - the blue sky from being punch drunk and being KO'd! Damn, that was sweet! Yeah, jump on the mascot and call us second rate. UM must not have reviewed the 70-7 whipping Cincy got for the same tasteless act. Go Big East! What the ACC/Big East card this year? Like 6-1 Big East. Who should be stripped of their BCS automatic bid? And who who was that guy who got UM off the ground some three decades ago? Schnellenburger, right? Where's he from? Yeah, Louisville. Don't fret UM fans, you're program is not as bad off as you think. A lot of schools including LSU, Texas, USC, Notre Dame, Bama all had bleak years and bounced back save Bama. You'll be back. However, UM was beaten by a very good, well coached team today whether you believe it or not. Besides, you only have one conference loss and can still win the ACC. FSU is going down in flames to Clemson. Remember, FSU went (7-4) and still played great in a BCS game last year. Whether you believe in your coach or not, go out there and support your team so new recruits (minus the ones who will now sign with the Cards) don't go off to UF or FSU. If you don't believe in your team, the root now for the Cards. UL was built by Schnellenburger to be the new UM.

Hey Tim, you are a moron. Schnellenberger won at Miami and after he left they won 3 more, plus the 1 in 01. How long has it been since Schnell left Louisville, and how many titles did he win while he was there, and how many has UL won since he left? The new Miami? Please...........

Hey NoleBooster, how are the Noles looking against that sad Clemson Team? Talk about a team on the downturn. Put a fork in Grandpa Bowden.

As for the Canes, I have never seen such pathetic group of coaches and even players put on a Canes uniform like these guys. Time to get rid of Coker and every other coach on this team as well as Dee for allowing this to happen. Lousville, Georgia Tech and even Virginia Tech are great stories, but not teams that Miami loses to. ABANDOND SHIPS BOYS IT'S A LONG SEASON...

I graduated from UofL, so this is the biggest win in our school history so far. If we beat West Virginia, that win will be the biggest win for our program. When I attended Louisville in the 80's we rarely won a football game. We had some good players (i.e. Frank Minniefield, Ernest Givins, and Mark Clayton), but we were not a top program in football (we won the basketball national title in 1980 and 1986). Miami's football program will be back. I do not think replacing the coach is the answer. Louisville is a very good football team and boast a Heisman Trophy candidate as a quarterback. Louisville's backup quarterback would start for most D-1 schools. If Miami win the rest of their games, I do not think the coach should be fired.

I agree,Larry Cokers must go,the players have NO fire or passion for the game,the play calling is BORING,this team is so hard to watch we should never lose to teams like UNC,Ga.Tech,Clemson,Louisville etc...I never thought I would ever think this let alone say it but Kyle Wright sucks,I wish we had Brock Berlin back he was better and he sucked.Randy Shannon can go too,he makes no adjustments either.I say we start 2 websites,firecoker.com amd bringbackbutch.com,I think this team could honestly lose 3 more games.I can't believe we just lost 31-7 to Louisville.I don't even look forward to Saturdays anymore.And to this lame nolesbooster that keeps posting,you Creminoles have been mediocre for a lot longer than us,we may have lost 3 games in a season but 5,damn..........

Coach Petrino put it best on his post game UofL radio interview.....said that Miami showed no class all week and ripped Nate Harris then stomped on the bird at pregame........Petrino said "they got what they deserved". Oh man, I love it.

Go Cards.

HEY NOLESBOOSTER, YOU REMEBER THE SAYING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES....EAT IT SONNY BOY!

UNRANKED CLEMSON................. 27
EX NUMBER 9 OVERRATED FLA STATE.. 20

Plain and simple. We have been out-coached. We have the players to do the job, but the leadership Coker (nice guy) has not made any adjustments during the games and neither as Randy Shannon. What the heck do they talk about at half time? I think it's a matter of being stubborn with initial schemes and not being willing to change or worst yet, not able to recognize what to do. The U deserves better.

UM fans, Louisville vs WVU. 2 Nov. Big East show down. Check it out. I thought UM fans drank beer and martinis not whine. I guess I was wrong. Schnellenburger put UM on the map and although he did not win a national championship at Louisville, he put in motion a program to rise each year. Don't forget, he took a young, talentless UL team to the Fiesta Bowl and spanked the 'Bama Tide on New Year's Day. He would have stayed at Louisville had they decided to stay an independent; however, when the school decided to jump to C-USA and no chance at BCS, he bailed. It was the right move, but he still laid the foundation. He was the first to start recruiting out of the state of Florida. While UM was dominating, he was still signing kids from south Florida. Don't worry Canes fans, you'll have plenty of print to read to catch up on who Louisville is and where they're going. I think they're going to be around a while and in the Miami Herald no doubt.

L'ville was an oncoming good team and they desire the win, but the coaching is terrible here and not only making Miami look bad but hte whole state of Florida! We have the title of the King of Football and now look, we lose kids to other school and the school goes on to won Champships. And FSU fans soory i guess you feeling are paid now Clemson 27-20, i just yall not to good either. But my hats goes off to L'ville at least yall can coach and perpare your kids for battle. Yall did a good job but watch of for rutger and west v. they looking real good!

HEY SEMINOLES.....Join the club of ugly losers to those lesser teams of past. Imagine how much gloating by NOLE fans Clemson saved us by putting the cha cha cha to Booooooooobby B. See you again at the ACC Tournament and by that time we will have a new offense with a new QB. We are sending Kyle Wright to Iraq with the National Guard.

Mother Coker

- These kids are not playing for Coker, their heart is not in it. Coker has no clue onhow to motivate them or get in their face.
- Shannon, does not have the talent to blitz and play his safeties the way he does. He should have realized it after the first touchdown.
-JJames appears to be a bit overhyped, and does not appear as special as the papers make him. Missed a couple of easy blocks.
-Jones is a great BACK up RB.
-Our OL is awful.
-We have no playmakers/kick returners/Punt returners.
-The canes looked slow, which is hard to say about any team from the U.
-The playcalling was awful, eight men in the box, time after time and no adjustments just like the FSU game. Not even a trick play up teir sleeve.
-Wright stares down his receivers way too much, gets rattled to easly and does not seem to know what to do when blitzed.


FIRE COKER.

The U is the college football equivalent of a studio gansta...All they do is talk $hit their a$$ can't produce. The offense is an embarassment to lethargy. The defensive front 7 is the most anonymous in school history. The play of this team makes you want to throw up on yourself after every possession. Blame it on coaching, blame it on recruiting but this program is quickly becoming the sorriest thing since the board game

hahahaahhahahahaha NOles lost too, I feel a bit better.

Well I would like to argue against this last comment but I can't we are really sorry. But if this loss means Coker is a bit closer to getting canned then, it makes me feel a bit better.

Hey matijay, you moron. Learn to read before you try to put thoughts to paper. Maybe you wanted to cry to RedNBlack?
Huh, moron?

tODAY IS NOT AS PAINFUL TO ME AS IT PROBABLY SHOULD BE BUT I PUT MY TIME IN AT THE U AND NO MATTER WHAT I AM STILL PROUD AND ALWAYS WILL BE, COACH COKER HAS BEEN ON THE HOT SEAT SINCE HE GOT HERE BECAUSE THESE SHOES ARE VERRY BIG AND JUST BECAUSE YOU WEAR A SIZE 12 OR 21 DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR FEET ARE BIG ENOUGH,THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE HEAD COACH AT THE U DID NOT HAVE TO RECRUTE ,ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS TEACH THEM THE UM WAY! I WONDER WERE THOSE DAYS OF 5 OR 6 PERSONAL FOULS WENT; O THEY DONT SOUND SO BAD NOW DO THEY, I AM NOT WORRIED I KNOW WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN AND THEN ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF US THEN, WILL PAY AND I MEAN PAY DEARLY. LOOK OUT FOR #5 HE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES DONT HE.

I was at the Miami.-Louisville game and for the first time ever I felt embarrassed. My friends the pride is gone. The notion that Miami will find a way to win no longer holds true. We are average at best!

Miami’s mediocrity has nothing to do with talent. Today, I saw UL use FSU’s blitz package to make Kyle run around. That’s good coaching by UL. (A scouting note to the ACC Miami’s running backs have not been able to stop blitzing linebackers.)

Greg, I can’t answer your questions. I do know the program is bleeding out and if we don’t plug some holes there won’t be much of a pulse left.

Yes, Miami lost to a good Louisville team that is well coached and I can take this kind of loss every now and again. However, these losses have become all too common (FSU, LSU, Ga Tech, Clemson, and N.C.).

If Miami runs the table, wins the ACC and perhaps a BCS game, Coker should not be fired. I’m not going to hold my breath.

Possible replacement, Rich Rodriguez?

By the way does anyone want to buy my Miami-FIU tickets?

Greq, I strongly suggest that you be a thought leader in our sports journalism community and start the ball rolling the "Coker must go" movement.....the masses demand it, even the Coker apologist out there have seen the light,....our program is going down the drain,,,,,,plain and simple, the recruiting, coaching, and losing mentality that is becoming a common thread linked to the Cane players....will will soon be back to the Carl Selmer days of 3-7 soon if this buffoon is not off the sidelines by the next several weeks.....as I mentioned in my last note on the fire coker blog.....his "guber" like appearance on the sidelines and passive demeanor has totally wrecked the program....if it would have been Johnson or other greats, a senior kicker like Pettie would have ridden a tricycle back to Miami, and not flown on a plane.....and Kyle Wright has and will remained a wasted talent.....please start a daily column, stating that the city of Miami is in a state of seige until freed from the reins of "el bobo" Coker.

pdee@miami.edu

Let him know what you guys think of Coker.

-Bench Wright, he's a head case, Cokers ruined this kid.

-Fire Coker, put Shannon as interim and start Freeman.

-Show the fans you care, and show the fans the U still has fight left in them, if ou let this season continue like this, we will possibly destroy the program.

So Rich Olson comes back from the NFL to run an offense he ran in the early 90's. Does anyone know the meaning of out of date? Are we sure Olson wasn't helping Tom Walsh run a bed & breakfast in Idaho? Everybody please stop saying Kyle Wright is a wasted talent. He's over rated. Brian Brohm wasn't over throwing or under throwing wide open receivers. Yep, no body can stomp on an opponent's logo before a game and then get whooped like the Canes. Nice Statement.

I'm glad noone is mentioning Randy Shannon for head coach. GREAT defensive game plan. Our only hope is that he rides outta here with Coker and the rest of them. Losing to Louisville? You gotta be kidding me. I never thought I'd see that in this life time.

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