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-Student at Central Michigan University. Currently an Intramural All-American.

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  • Jimmy Johnson posted 4 days ago

    Jimmy Johnson

    I dont think Donofrio has the football intelligence to adapt to a first-class program. But, if Im wrong or D'Onofrio adapts, I will be the first to say I was wrong. However, how long can we wait for a coordinator who is not only creative, smart and charismatic, but also instills a warrior attitude in his players? I looked at his resume from the beginning and knew he was a major risk. I compared him w other D coordinators at the time and the D coordinator at Florida for example had 13 yrs of pro experience not to mention all the college experience. Im not a football expert, but instead of schemes that were easily picked apart week after week, he, like all great coaches could've adapted and used what talent he had. If I were the D coordinator, I would've taken my undersized guys and used it to my advantage. I would have (like Louisville did) put 9 guys on the line and sent a different blitz package every play to confuse an offset the offense. He's had 4 yrs now to develop players. We've had a lot of patience w him, but have seen my Canes get humiliated in big games week after week, yr after yr. I have called-off the criticism for now because he wasn't fired after all like we all hoped he would be. But, as I said, I am not waiting for the end of the 2014 season to do everything I can to get rid of him just as Butch Davis finally had to get rid of his close friend Miller. Miller was full of excuses week after week, but someone had to take the responsibility and it was a great decision because The Canes hired Greg Schiano who took the team to the next level. So Golden, take a cue: I dont care what personal sacrifices you have to make, this is not about you...this is about bringing a National Championship back to Miami and reestablishing the dynasty.

  • Paul Conner posted 181 days ago

    Paul Conner

    Life long Canes fan and '93 grad...if contests lean towards probability and all toss ups are lost, it is very plausible we could see a 4-8 season next year. Ugh.

    If they are able to work out anemic offensive kinks (the actual biggest problem in the '13 campaign--not defense) this coming season, they might emerge as an ACC contender for the '15 go round. Not a defeatist, just a realistic view of where the program is at the present moment.

    Sobering predictions for the '14 schedule:

    Sept. 1: at Louisville* - Likely Loss

    Sept. 6: FLORIDA A&M - Likely Win

    Sept. 13: ARKANSAS STATE - Likely Win

    Sept. 20: at Nebraska - Toss Up

    Sept. 27: DUKE* - Toss Up

    Oct. 4: at Georgia Tech* - Toss Up

    Oct. 11: CINCINNATI - Likely Win

    Oct. 18: Open

    Oct. 23: at Virginia Tech* - Likely Loss

    Nov. 1: NORTH CAROLINA* - Likely Loss

    Nov. 8: Open

    Nov. 15: FLORIDA STATE* - Likely Loss

    Nov. 22: at Virginia* - Likely Win

    Nov. 29: PITTSBURGH* - Toss Up

  • Araz Eleyasian posted 198 days ago

    Araz Eleyasian

    No worries, David! :)

  • Mary Hammond posted 291 days ago

    Mary  Hammond

    You're welcome. David!

  • Will Leivenberg posted 308 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for becoming a fan, David! How have you enjoyed writing for Bleacher Report? I really enjoyed your Biggest Surprises piece about the Hurricanes and am looking forward to your continued coverage of the Spurs when the NBA season begins. If you ever have any questions about the site or suggestions for ways we can improve it please let me know! Thanks again.

  • Allyson Daniels posted 330 days ago

    Allyson Daniels

    You're welcome, David!

  • Bryan Vale posted 344 days ago

    Bryan Vale

    Thanks David, no problem!

  • Paul Conner posted 344 days ago

    Paul Conner

    David,

    Lifelong Cane and '93 Grad....

    A topic that I think could be interesting to discuss would focus on the CFB playoff selection competitiveness AND economic incentives for schools to schedule only top flight teams. For playoff selection, strength of schedule could prove to be a critically weighted factor in light of a 4-team pool (less so in a 64 team format, but still is). Also, from a resourcing perspective, strength of schedule could be one way to increase revenues, especially for a team like UM. It's hard enough to achieve ticket sales when big names come to Joe Robbie Stadium (I refuse to call it anything but that), but near impossible when FAU, FL A&M, or some other cannon fodder come to town. Regardless of recruits, wins, or losses, the absolutely lifeblood of programs in this modern CFB era is going to prove to be funding. One just has to look at Oregon, Arkansas, OSU, Alabama, UT, etc to see those schools are already gearing up to remain competitive through revenue streams as much as actual athletes on the field.

    Just food for thought....

  • Long gone posted 345 days ago

    Long gone

    Oh yeah

  • Jared Johnson posted 345 days ago

    Jared  Johnson

    Yep! We have a special area in our trophy case for him because he's pretty much our only professional athlete ever haha.

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