Al Golden Sees Progress Post Spring

Al Messerschmidt

UM Head Football Coach addressed the Media today on the ACC Coaches' Teleconference.

On this afternoon's call Al Golden praised his team's work ethic during the spring, called the RB, TE, DB, and LB positions the most improved, singled out individuals JaWand Blue, Darrion Owens, and Juwon Young for their play, and also expressed confidence that the QB position would be a positive come the start of the season.

"We're not going to change what we do, we need to do a good job with the running game and with our tempo. I think clearly the two young men (Kevin Olsen and Gray Crow) we have on campus can do a good job and the two (Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier) we have arriving in the fall can compete. Kevin came out ahead of Gray at the end of the spring but whoever is at the helm come Labor Day we will have confidence in."

On QB Ryan Williams possible return, AG was optimistic but could not forecast a date.

"Everything they are telling me is that everything is going well. He hasn't had any setbacks yet. It's going to be the Doctor's call."

He also said,

"Ryan Williams injury notwithstanding we stayed very healthy during the spring."

On the team as a whole, Golden added:

"I think we improved a lot on tackling, we did a good a good job tackling in the spring game. I think we developed depth at certain positions. Positions that jumped out to me were safety, linebacker, and wide receiver. This group came to work everyday. They had a good focus. They got down to business and got a lot done during the spring.There was a lot of individual improvement that resulted in team improvement."

Golden also said there was still the possibility of adding a few transfers, even at QB.

"At this time of year we always have our eyes open and are always on the look out for guys that can improve our team"  Golden added.

Per NCAA rules he could not comment on any specific players, if and until they arrive.

Lastly, on the subject of the Conference Schedule, AG said he was in favor of the league going to 9 conference games.

Stay tuned for more updates as we Countdown to the start of Miami's Football Season, Labor Day 9/1 Vs Louisville.

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