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CaneInsider.com caught up with Miami coach Al Golden for his thoughts on facing Florida State this weekend in his first game of the FSU-Miami rivalry. Here's what Golden had to say and some thoughts on what Miami will bring to the field on Saturday.
- Golden thinks the rivalry is great and its a big part of what makes this week exciting. The history of it all is not lost on him, even though its his first time around. But ultimately, he thinks "until your preparation starts to shift toward the mental, I don't think anybody's thinking about that," and by that he means the hype surrounding the game. He's still very much a process oriented coach.
- We'll see the Stephen Morris packages more, which will be welcome news to many Hurricane fans who feel like he should get more playing time because he's the future at quarterback. I asked about this at the end of the post game press conference and he said, "we'll see." Today when asked if we'd see more of Morris, Golden said "yea, he's gotta run the ball better if we're going to do that though." Morris finished with four yards rushing on two carries. Both were option looks with Edurado Clements at tailback.
- We learned today that Jordan Futch, injured against Duke, did not practice today. He received treatment yesterday. Look for Kelvin Cain to see more of the field along with Denzel Perryman who might go to the opposite for a game. Golden did not commit to that shift, but Cain's name has always come up with Futch and Perryman's played the most backer of the second line guys. Regarding Futch's prospects for playing against FSU, Golden said, "I don't really have an update, but I know it's going to be tight." By that, we think Futch may sit out against the Seminoles.
Coach Golden likes what FSU brings to the table in a few key areas. The first is on their defensive line. "You can safely say, the line of scrimmage will be ground zero in this game," he said today. The strength, he feels, is in the depth of the front line and their ability to shuffle guys in and out and be just as effective.
Golden thinks 2nd & 8 is a good place to be this week because of how well FSU's line plays. The running backs are being told to take what they can get and not press. "We don't want to be in 2nd and 12 this week."
Regarding the special teams, FSU's third unit has caught the coach's eye. "This team is probably the best special teams unit [in the ACC], they're 1, 2, 3 in every category."
Golden doesn't think a win or a less will dramatically affect recruiting. He says "we're just getting started," in reference to his staff's efforts to recruit talent. This year will complete their first full cycle of the recruiting process and only next year's class (2013) can really be considered his true first.
Lastly, coach likes what Edurardo Clements brings to the table. Expect to see more of him, but only when the game plan calls for it. AG says "He did a great job in our short yardage the other day, he had great vision and makes one cut and then zoom."
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