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I am not attacking Mark D so don't get your panties all in a bunch right now. This is my last thread about Mark and I will not criticise him any more this off-season. I have a serious question. If the defense struggles again next year and gives up a lot of points and yards and just doesn't show a lot of improvements will you guys still support and say he needs more time or will you be calling for his head like the rest of us???.
There is 2 sides to this coin, if the defense improves and Mark D turns this defense into a respectable D, not looking for a lights out defense just one that doesn't get blown off the field and cost us games. I will gladly eat crow and be Mark's biggest fan. And I think everyone who is doubting Mark should apologize and never doubt the man again.
We all want the U to return. I'm not sure where all of you guys stay but here in Pensacola there are not many canes fans and I promise I'm tired of hearing all of the s*** that these gator and Seminoles fans give me about my canes. And my only defense is 5 titles, the amount of NFL players we have and head to head battles. I'm tired of this s***. So how much longer do we wait for an improvement? I promise I'm gonna keep my mouth closed about Mark D and give my support. Because I honestly hope he can turn this thing around.
This post was edited by Dave Latrell 16 months ago
We need to be at or below 320 yards per game or he goes!
486.4 to 386.4 will not cut it for Real Cane Fans! However, many here will act like the guy did something Great!
Just remember 2012 TCU and you will understand the value of a good DC!
If he's at least middle of the road, I'll give him till 2014, if we're still in the bottom of the league then I give up on him. But if by 2014 were not at least a top 30 defense, I'll lose my patience with him. I would be upset if we're not playing a BCS game by 2014 (or big playoff game, whatever the future holds); I'll start losing faith in the staff as a whole. I know it took Butch Davis 5 years or more (I forget the exact number), but as a UM fan, I'm spoiled and expect only the best when we have the tools. Lack of experience and talent is a very valid excuse for this year as well as last year, but 2013 shouldn't be another 7 win season.
Well one side of the coin is that you don't like coach D and there is nothing you can do about it. The other side of the coin is that we are returning everyone on defense with the exception of McGee. So one would assume this would be the year to give a true evaluation of coach D's progress. Everyone including myself is frustrated with defense last year...but i think we can be all excited about the additions incoming and the experiece earned so we should focus on that. Cheers!
Brick by Brick
"There's going to be a lot of people who didn't stand with us who are going to be remembered for not standing with us,"
If there isn't vast improvement, I'll make my SIG into a Fire Coach D one and gladly let it be known that I was wrong and you were right.. I'm not in the mood (school shooting) to get into it but I think all anyone can ask is to give him one more year & then judge him from there.
Golden is better then Jimbo... I feared it was true. He is going to hoist a crystal ball there - fsufsu
Apples and oranges. Either contribute or don't. Enough with all this TCU garbage.
This isn't TCU.
Truthfully, Mark D showed how bad he was with a veteran bunch in 2011.
17th in scoring D with a new team is terrible.
Envy the past, Fear the future
2011 He didn't have his own players. The defense wasnt horrific, 2012 all freshman and sophomore lacked depth. It's not an easy job working with that but I think most of expected better this last season.but either way there are no excuses from either side next year. Let's all hope for the best. I'm beyond ready to start kicking ass again. Go Canes!
Informed fans believe in him, informed in what. The D did not improve at all last year. They looked confused most of the time. I want a top 10 D and so should all of U. The guy is in way over his head. If they had gotten better and developed last season we wouldn't be scrambling to get Juco's to come to the U. Not saying we should go from worst ( and we are ) to first, but improve little by little each week. And we did not at all. GO CANES
Less than 320 ypg before he got here...then to 360 ypg in 2011.
He showed us early!
I didnt know yards showed up on the scoreboard
Even if I agreed, it's still irrelevant. We are Miami, not TCU. Mark D is our DC, not TCU DC.
At worst just let sleeping dogs lie, support the man & if it doesn't improve next season, then join the masses as they call for his departure. It's a broken record. Give it one more year.
Most times i agreee with you or laugh at your post i know where you're headed with this ... RS wasnt the coordinator he was just a LB coach.. the DC there has been there for 9yrs with Gary Patterson so he has his players and system locked and loaded just like foster for Va Tech on difference is TCU runs a 4-2-5 we wont be running that anytime soon
"Can you smeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll what the Link is cookin"
Stats are what matter... Not points on the board!
So let me get this straight: If anyone disagrees with you we are not "Real Canes Fans". When did graduate from the U and did you attend every game?
SO go jump on the TCU Bandwagon you CLOWN!
Absolutly if we stay the same or regress even further I would want him gone, I just think it was too quick to fire him especially with injuries and suspensions we had throughout the year on D..... This is the year he must show us something
i would scarcely call myself a Mark D "supporter", i just think he deserves a fair shake. i suppose many of you would say that he has already been given plenty of time. but we all knew what a mess our defense was, talent and depth wise.
Next year should be "make or break" year for coach D.
He now actually has some talent and depth on the team in which to make some moves. most importantly, he should now have physically mature players going into next year.
the only question mark for me is, do we have talent enough at Dline to allow the LB's and DB's to do their job? the best CB's in the country look like trash when a Dline can't get pressure on a QB. Vise versa can be said about horrible CB's, and a Dline that gets loads of pressure.
Carter and sometimes Bill Baskin
I will also apolaogize if coach d turn the defense around. I now live in north mississippi were all i hear is about the damn sec. I know were you are coming from about being out number by gator and noles fans. I grew up in Pensacola also but at least the canes dominated back then.
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