Golden was all business on this morning's ACC Coaches Teleconference.
The Miami Head Coach was informative yet succinct.
When asked about his team's defense, Golden pointed out that FSU would be the most talented offensive line his team has faced, and was very complimentary of the Noles skill position players, but said his defense was "excited to accept" the challenge.
AG expressed no preference is facing the challenge later in the season, but did acknowledge that his team has made a lot of progress, particularly freshman QB Brad Kaaya.
As far as whether the game would feel like a neutral game with so many FSU fans expected in attendance, Golden brushed off the idea.
In other very important news, it appears as though LT Ereck Flowers has a real chance to play this weekend.
Golden said Ereck Flowers is "closer" to playing vs. FSU. Lined up as first-team LT, Jon Feliciano LG, Trevor Darling RT.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 12, 2014
Also, on today's call FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher continued his high praise of Miami RB Duke Johnson,
Jimbo Fisher on now, says Duke Johnson is "one of the outstanding players in this country ... very strong, breaks tackles, great vision ..."— ESPN ACC (@ESPN_ACC) November 12, 2014
Al Golden took the praise of Johnson one step further, noting that his star back was "setting the standard for the team on offense" and also,
Golden: Duke is symbolic of players who want to represent their city— Victoria Hernandez (@vrhernandez116) November 12, 2014
The FSU coach also did not seem to be bothered by his team's drop from 2nd to 3rd in the College Football Playoff Rankings.
Fisher: "Each team has a diff style. I love this team." His reax to being dropped to No. 3: "Nothing. I kept watching film on Miami."— ESPN ACC (@ESPN_ACC) November 12, 2014
Golden for the record, thinks highly of the Seminoles,
Golden on FSU dropping behind 1-loss Oregon: "I can't imagine there's one, let alone two or three, teams better than them in the country."— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 12, 2014
The game is just 3 short days away.