Kirk Herbsteit recently spoke to the Herald's Susan Miller Degnan and had some strong words about both Miami Head Coach Al Golden and the future of the program, freshman QB Brad Kaaya.
(if you haven't read it, I implore you to take a look HERE)
.@KirkHerbstreit: "If they put one more recruiting class behind what is already on that roster, Miami is so close. (more)— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 19, 2014
.@KirkHerbstreit called "Fire Al Golden'' fans & banner plane "ridiculous." "They're out of their minds even bringing it up."— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 19, 2014
.@KirkHerbstreit told me if Brad Kaaya "stays focused on getting a little better every day, he'll be a first-round pick & superstar"— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 19, 2014
Kirk wasn't the only one at ESPN glowing over the freshman signal caller.
And following Saturday's very close contest, FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher and some of the Seminole players were also impressed with both AG and Kaaya.
"Al [Golden]’s done a tremendous job with that program and their players and our hats off to them. They were a heck of a team" observed Fisher on Saturday.
"Miami was a tough one, they are a very good football team" added the FSU head coach.
FSU safety Tyler Hunter raved about Kaaya.
"He was on the money with just about everything,"
For those unimpressed with the Hurricanes and their 6-4 mark, also consider this,
Toughest schedule played thru 11/15 (NCAA method): 1. Miami FL 2. ARK 2. Ole Miss 4. AU 5. TENN 6. NW 7. PUR 8. VT 9. UCLA 10. ORE— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) November 19, 2014
So if the face of ESPN's prime time broadcasts and the Coach of the defending champs think the future is bright for UM, among others, do Miami fans not have a lot to look forward to?
Save that thought.....
Other news and notes:
- Duke Johnson was named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker award as well as 1 of 15 finalists for the Walter Camp award.
- Golden told the media today he expected a "challenging and physical" content on Saturday vs UVA. He also said that the Hoos front 7 was "as good as anybody" and that he was concerned with the length of their corners.
- AG also singled out Clive Walford, Deon Bush, Walter Tucker, Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Lewis, and Thurston Armbrister among others for their efforts and unselfish play this past Saturday Night.
- Golden on his team's emotional state, and potentially being hungover from the FSU loss, "I think our guys had a chance to see Virginia play Florida State and it jumps out on you. It snaps you right back in. It is going to take all of our energy and emotional focus to come out with a win."