New DC/ILB, OL, and OLB coach

Wow! Okay…

Let the gnashing of teeth and jumping off the ledge continue…


2015 Miami highlights D

I like the OL hire. He did well at Cincinnati prior to his USF stint.


DC coached a 4-man front?

Miami fans don’t seem too enthusiastic about D’Onofrio. Would hate for Ed Oliver’s seasons at UH to be squandered.

How come there is never a video with all the bad plays? This video is kinda skewed.

Try to find a bloopers video of one team’s D from a particular year. I just posted it so you could get an idea of alignment, aggressiveness, etc.

Defensive Coordinator Mark D’Onofrio: Miami’s Adjuster-in-Chief

In the past two weeks, consecutively, his Hurricanes defense which is ranked as one of the best in the country has been completely shell shocked in the first half. The result? A complete 180 turn around in half two which resulted in critical Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal wins each time.

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Al Golden fired by Miami one day after worst loss in school history

While the Shapiro investigation ended with modest sanctions, Golden failed to gain traction in Coral Gables. He won more than seven games just once, a nine-win 2013 campaign where the 'Canes entered the top ten before a blowout loss to Florida State and a November losing streak. Disgruntled fans began renting planes to carry “Fire Al Golden” banners over games in 2014. The Miami Board of Trustees expressed displeasure with the state of the program after that season, a 6-7 disappointment that ended with another November losing skid and bowl loss. Yet another loss to Florida State in October and a record-shattering 58-point loss to Clemson sealed Golden’s fate.

Jamie Bryant 2.0. What a disaster.


So he was idle during the 2016 season…

We waited this long to hire an unemployed guy? :confused:


At a glance, just a glance his Miami & Temple tenures were not impressive at all. I am all for second chance and Major knows much better than anyone else but I am concerned.

That was very strange that we waiting this long to hire a coach that wasn’t coaching last season. My guess is he wasn’t our first option!


TOS is in complete melt down. People like to make up circumstances when they have no idea the process.

MY concern is the type of defense we will employ. If we go back to vanilla cover 2 defense with the occasional blitz. We are absolutely doomed.

I hope he wants an attacking defense committed to stopping the run like Orlando.


From the little bit of research available he runs a pro-style defense. This was not “digested” well by his Miami Hurricanes teams. Keep in mind that Coaches do change their styles but historically college players have a very hard time grasping a more complex playbook. Time will tell but we first and foremost have to be 100% behind our Team. No doubt questions will come.


Did D’Onofrio fall a part in 2015 at UM. This is from UM site.

Mark D’Onofrio enters his fifth season as Miami’s defensive coordinator after guiding the Hurricanes to a national ranking of 14th in total defense during the 2014 campaign.
Under D’Onofrio’s leadership, the Hurricanes held opponents to just 329.6 yards per game this past season, which was nearly 100 yards fewer than the 2013 campaign. Miami also saw significant improvement in its rushing defense as ranked 30th nationally in 2014, improving 47 spots from the previous year, while holding its opponents to 137.1 rushing yards per game.
Senior linebacker Denzel Perryman posted another impressive season under D’Onofrio’s watchful eye as he was selected as a Dick Butkus Award semifinalist for the second-consecutive season. He also earned All-ACC honors first team honors for the second-consecutive season after he finished the 2014 campaign with a team-best 110 total tackles (79 solo). Perryman then became the first Hurricane player since 2007 to be awarded with Associated Press All-America honors.
Perryman would go on to be selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
In 2011, D’Onofrio’s defense finished the season ranked ninth in the nation in red zone defense and 21st in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 20.08 points per game. The Canes’ defense also held foes to seven points below their scoring average as Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Florida State and South Florida to a combined 22 points below scoring average. The defense, under D’Onofrio’s guidance, finished strong and proved stingy, giving up an average of only 13.5 points in the last five games of the season.