5Rings&Counting's Comments

Posted Monday January 03, 2011, About: Al Golden?
Look, we have no problem going to bowls. It seems of late that that's all our goal is, to just get into a bowl, ANY BOWL! Golden has done great at Temple. Before Golden, when I thought of Temple I thought of Bill Cosby. Golden has put Temple on the map, BUT! who's he been playing? Nobody.

You mentioned Temple beating UConn. Is that it? UConn's an upstart division one anway. UConn's not even a Boise State, a TCU, nor a Utah. These "upstarts" are now legitamite DIV 1 clubs. Golden's limited talent pool, per say, still went up against teams with limited talent, Oh, I forgot they did beat one "good " team (UConn).

The only thing I can see in his hiring, is that he's an outsider, which means, he has no local ties, which means, he will not be partial. Shannon / Harris had local ties at Miami Northwestern High School. It didn't work. Personally, I'm glad he's gone, and I hope Golden will do as I suspect, bench Harris for a more better passer, and mobile QB such as Morris or another transfer that will become available soon.

Golden is from an area that has BIG offensive lineman; we can expect to see some of that "blue chip" talent make it's way to South Florida merely because of Al Goldens' presence. Miami is still a draw and with the "right" coach that has the "right" mindset, success is eminent.

Bottom line here: Miami admits that they can't get a big name hire by Golden's hiring. I'm not saying the guy can't coach, his record proves otherwise. He will be tested in a "real" division 1 enviroment, not the atomosphere he just came from.

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