It’s hard not to get on board with Al Golden, in part to the excellent marketing that CanesAllAccess is providing. If you didn’t know much about Golden before coming to Miami (FL), now you can see why the Hurricanes hired the former Temple head coach.
Golden is focusing on changing the culture. In his words, “We’re trying to plant a virus on this team.”
In the latest behind-the-scenes, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch says, “When we step on the football field, we step on the field looking to dominate. It starts with the running backs.”
The coaching staff is making sure the players buy in to Golden’s ball security philosophy.
Running backs coach Terry Richardson says, “Just because a guy is talented, there is still a lot of fundamental work and technique that need to go on. Those are the things that can take a talented kid to a whole different level.”
Golden says, “Talent is not going to be enough. I think the kids have put their egos aside and have opened their hearts and minds and are listening now to what we are telling that. You cannot win a championship when you are 119 in the country in turnovers. It just does not happen. It’s too much to overcome. So we are focusing on the ball. We are focusing on ball security. As you saw yesterday, if a kid fumbles the ball or creates a penalty, he’s going on the other field for a little venture.”
“It’s like a virus. In fact, if you read Malcolm Gladwell’s work, The Tipping Point, it all starts with a virus. All you need is a couple of guys to start to do it and you can get a virus. We’re trying to plant a virus on this team, change the culture.”
Due yourself a favor, watch the latest behind-the-scenes.