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07:21 AM ET 09.19 | How many snaps will Miami's top players see this week? With 60-point underdog Savannah State on tap for Saturday, Hurricanes coach Al Golden wants to get plenty of his young players some work this week. But who is UM trying to keep out of the game and on target for a redshirt at season's end? "We're trying to hold back [fullback] Walter Tucker, [cornerback] Ray Lewis, [offensive lineman] Sunny [Odogwu] and [quarterback] Kevin Olsen," Golden said Wednesday after another soggy practice in Coral Gables. "Obviously, [offensive lineman] Hunter Knighton is out [with an injury]." ... Golden, who missed his usual news conference Tuesday because he was feeling ill, said he felt better Wednesday. Asked whether he was contagious, Golden quipped: "I hope my energy [is contagious] but nothing else."

Miami Herald

Kevin Olsen, Icon Sports Kevin Olsen, Icon Sports
September 19, 2013  07:44 AM ET

This is a no-brainer. Don't burn a shirt on a lower division team. Hold them back. Let some fat arsed lineman play QB if you have to, but don't burn a shirt.

September 19, 2013  07:51 AM ET

I guess there is no chance of a North Dakota/KState or Eastern Washington/Oregon State upset, huh?

At least those guys scheduled the upper FCS programs.

September 19, 2013  07:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is a no-brainer. Don't burn a shirt on a lower division team. Hold them back. Let some fat arsed lineman play QB if you have to, but don't burn a shirt.

Exactly. We didn't burn any redshirts against Youngstown State, no need to burn one against Savannah State. This is just an organized scrimmage. Play your two's and three's and call it a day.

September 19, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

... At least those guys scheduled the upper FCS programs.

... Troy and Chattanooga have so much game experience against top 10 teams and they were becoming dangerous. Safer to schedule FCS programs.

September 19, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Savannah State? Who are they, a D-3 team?
Miami should be embarrassed to put them on their schedule.

September 19, 2013  08:29 AM ET

This is a thread where I would normally go off bashing the Canes but I can not.

Fricking 5 MFer TOs

September 19, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This is a thread where I would normally go off bashing the Canes but I can not.Fricking 5 MFer TOs

Good restraint there BSB.

You should get well against the creamsicles this week.

September 19, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good restraint there BSB.You should get well against the creamsicles this week.

What an excellent idea! Turn this into a Vol bashing thread.

From other website
"I hate you Tennessee" by GoodGator
General Neyland was a draft dodging sissy and the only action he saw was his finger slipping through his toilet paper. Your mascot looks like a Beanie Baby. Butch Jones looks like a sea otter with downs. The only place I have seen the shytty orange color outside of UT is in my dogs stool when she had worms. I hate your whole stupid state. I hate your state's shape. You are a second rate UT, and you know it and Texas knows it. You're washed up. You inbred, cousin lovin' obese red necks haven't sniffed a win in the better half of a decade are it's only about to get worse. Coach Boom and the boys in the trenches are going to eat you alive. I have zero respect for your program, your "history" your players or your coaches. IMO anyone who signs an LOI to your god forsaken "University" immediately becomes a second class citizen. Along with felons, UT fans should lose the right to vote. I believe in segregation the the south in that Vols should have to ride on the back of the bus and use separate drinking fountains. I hope you never win another game for the rest of history. After we walk over your backs in the swamp you can all go circle jerk on that stupid painted rock. When the game is over go console each other with the deep rooted tradition of going in dry with a plunger until you can't feel feelings anymore. 8 going on 80, you losers, and no amount of "bricks" will change that.

September 19, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What an excellent idea! Turn this into a Vol bashing thread.From other website"I hate you Tennessee" by GoodGatorGeneral Neyland was a draft dodging sissy and the only action he saw was his finger slipping through his toilet paper. Your mascot looks like a Beanie Baby. Butch Jones looks like a sea otter with downs. The only place I have seen the shytty orange color outside of UT is in my dogs stool when she had worms. I hate your whole stupid state. I hate your state's shape. You are a second rate UT, and you know it and Texas knows it. You're washed up. You inbred, cousin lovin' obese red necks haven't sniffed a win in the better half of a decade are it's only about to get worse. Coach Boom and the boys in the trenches are going to eat you alive. I have zero respect for your program, your "history" your players or your coaches. IMO anyone who signs an LOI to your god forsaken "University" immediately becomes a second class citizen. Along with felons, UT fans should lose the right to vote. I believe in segregation the the south in that Vols should have to ride on the back of the bus and use separate drinking fountains. I hope you never win another game for the rest of history. After we walk over your backs in the swamp you can all go circle jerk on that stupid painted rock. When the game is over go console each other with the deep rooted tradition of going in dry with a plunger until you can't feel feelings anymore. 8 going on 80, you losers, and no amount of "bricks" will change that.

The quoted poster has issues, including unresolved questions about his own sexuality and deeply rooted prejudice. Frankly, you can do better than this, BS&B.

September 19, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Savannah State? Who are they?

A historically "black college" now with open enrollment attempting to resurrect their football program. They are scheduling as many paycheck games as possible. Their Athletics Department is not a pretty sight. There is much to overcome at Sav. State.

September 19, 2013  09:37 AM ET

60 points underdog? Isn't that enough right there to say that this game shouldn't be played? I know smaller programs love games against marquee teams but this just seems ridiculous.

September 19, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Savannah State... never heard of 'em. Should be a riveting contest. Can't wait.

September 19, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

60 points underdog? Isn't that enough right there to say that this game shouldn't be played? I know smaller programs love games against marquee teams but this just seems ridiculous.

Lambs being led to the slaughter.

September 19, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Savannah State... never heard of 'em. Should be a riveting contest. Can't wait.

you should, nationally known as the worst team in FCS

Montana would beat these guys by 60

September 19, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The quoted poster has issues, including unresolved questions about his own sexuality and deeply rooted prejudice. Frankly, you can do better than this, BS&B.

At least there is still hatred amongst Gator fans, instead of pity. Plus he forgot butt chugging and plungers. It is clear he has not gained sports fan enlightenment.

I still remember the 2003 game in the Swamp. Brutal, absolutely brutal. I had just finished back to back rugby games. A side and B side. 160 minutes of scrumming, rucking, sprinting, and tackling. Chugged a lot of beer at the after match social then made my way to the stadium. Student section was in the sun at 3:30 pm. I was hungover by the 3rd quarter, I survived due to the care of coed angel in an Orange and Blue sundress. UF could not stop the run, even in my state I could tell where the run was going.

September 19, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

60 points underdog? Isn't that enough right there to say that this game shouldn't be played? I know smaller programs love games against marquee teams but this just seems ridiculous.

Did you mean Marquise? How ya doing counselor?

September 19, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Be a good game to take the points.......could be like Akron vs. TSUN last week .

September 19, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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coed angel in an Orange and Blue sundress.

Did anyone else hear celestial music when reading this?

September 19, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I still remember the 2003 game in the Swamp.

That was the last time the Vols won in the Swamp. The Vols defeated the Gators the following year in Knoxville, not since... That's two consecutive classes of Gators who never lost to Tennessee.

 
September 19, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Did anyone else hear celestial music when reading this?

And she had a high threshold for odor. I had not showered.

Alas I was already taken by my future wife.

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