Published on 08-10-2015 12:41 PM
**Some fans had hope that Miami would speed up the pace of their offense, which was statistically one of the slowest in college football last season. Al Golden says that is not something he is concerned with, rather he would like to see an improvement on 3rd downs, where the Canes ranked 92nd in the country in conversion rate.
“I’m not interested in that (tempo). I think for us, our time of possession was good. I think we needed to convert a couple more on third down, which would have tilted it in our favor…I think our pace was right where we wanted it to be. We mixed it up the way we wanted to, but that wasn’t the issue,” said Golden.
--Golden said he believes it is more difficult for a defense to have to defend just one speed, which is why he does not want the offense to just go full speed ahead every play.
“I think from our standpoint, just being a defensive coordinator,