Golden looking to use multiple tempos
Running a high-octane, up-tempo offense may be the big trend in college football right now, but Al Golden believes diversity is the key to scoring points.
When asked about the tempo of his offense on Monday the Miami head coach said he is looking to mix it up, not just speed it up.
"From our standpoint, just being a defensive coordinator, it’s much harder to defend multiple tempos than it is to defend one tempo," Golden told the Miami Herald. "So, I believe in multiple tempos, multiple groupings and then obviously formulating accordingly. From that standpoint, we’re where we need to be going into the first scrimmage [Thursday] and we plan to utilize a bunch of different tempos."
Last year the Hurricanes ranked 79th in time of possession, an improvement from 2013. The extra time gave the Miami defense a little extra rest.
"For us, I thought our time of possession was good," Golden told the Miami Herald. "I think we needed to convert a couple more on third down, which would have tilted it in our favor. And obviously, if you’re plus in the turnover ratio, that’s going to give you more time. I thought our pace was right where we wanted it to be.
"We mixed it up the way we wanted to. But no, that wasn’t the issue. We needed to convert on third and hold on to the ball more. That would have yielded some more time-of-possession and certainly more ball control."
(h/t Miami Herald)