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September 30, 2012

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Zakkee

Thanks solar, Te'o's recovery horizontal speed is crazy. He has defensive back hips and feet.

How did I forget their #1 target on offense = #80 Tyler Eifert-- we must stick him off the line--DO NOT allow him to run free--he is SURE handed!

Tsully76

Amen 86, lol Canerock, Cocane the cold grits line like having an American Express is priceless lol.

Zakkee

Thats a great letter 86

The Dude

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM

She was making fun of Lou Holtz's lisp.

Zakkee

"you know how it is with the freshman's" !!

Thanks solar--my girlfriend is dying laughing!

solarcane

zak
this was one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk0D-xUxaWA&feature=relmfu

Tsully76

Amen 86, lol Canerock, CoCANE your cold grits comment is priceless lol

Jiggafras

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 30, 2012 at 05:08 PM

At no point did i say Fisch doesn't know what he was doing NCST was able to get back into the game because we could not run the ball and Morris faced alot of 3rd and longs. GT was able to build a 17 point lead on us in the middle of the game last week because we couldn't run the ball. So let me say again, for us to salt way these games that we get the lead in, we will have to run the ball more effectively

The Dude

I think if we make it to the ACC Champioship game we play. Its too much to pass up, a chance at a BCS bowl.

Jiggafras

We need to spread ND out and force them to defend in space. They run the same scheme GT does so thats good thing, we should be in tuned with the blocking. If we get a big lead on ND i don't think their offense is good enough to keep up with us. Our defense is terrible so it could be a wash between the two but i also believe their defense is overrated and i posted their opponents offensive stats above.

Zakkee

I like Uncle Luke's visit to the doctor too.

This is good stuff

dj moonbat

So let me say again, for us to salt way these games that we get the lead in, we will have to run the ball more effectively

Posted by: Jiggafras | September 30, 2012 at 05:42 PM

Emphasizing the run as a way of "salting away" the game only works if your defense occasionally makes the other team punt.

MassivCane

I think that if we make it to the ACCCG we play. We will forfeit a bowl game but not the championship game. Golden would make it a point for his players to at least play in that game. He would turn that into their bowl game.

Jiggafras

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM

I don't know what you are talking about dude. Here is too scenarios for you. You are leading 17 points, you have a balance attack while running the ball effectively on offense, you move the ball and score or punt, you take 4 or 5 minutes of the clock or you have a high pass ratio, you move the ball or score and take 2 minutes or less off the clock.
None of these have anything to do with the defense. And i would think a running game is a terrible defense's best friend. NCST had 6 more minutes of time on the ball than we did. That was all down to us can't run the ball and or us striking quickly.

solarcane

thanks zak

dj moonbat

I don't know what you are talking about dude. Here is too scenarios for you. You are leading 17 points, you have a balance attack while running the ball effectively on offense, you move the ball and score or punt, you take 4 or 5 minutes of the clock or you have a high pass ratio, you move the ball or score and take 2 minutes or less off the clock.
None of these have anything to do with the defense. And i would think a running game is a terrible defense's best friend. NCST had 6 more minutes of time on the ball than we did. That was all down to us can't run the ball and or us striking quickly.

Posted by: Jiggafras | September 30, 2012 at 06:02 PM


Well, here's the thing: against Georgia Tech, Miami averaged 5.4 yards per rushing attempt (twice as well as Miami ran per rush yesterday). They had a 19-point lead over a triple-option team.

Now, that's a recipe for using the run to shorten the game, right? But GT ran off 36 unanswered points SO FAST that Miami still had time to come from behind over the last 17 minutes of the game.

The point is: if your defense cannot slow the opponents' scoring, then no lead is safe until very late in the game. Until, say, the fourth quarter, your only hope is to put the pedal to the metal.

Jiggafras

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 30, 2012 at 06:18 PM

You are acting like we were scoring throughout the game. In the middle of the GT game we could not run the ball and we did not stick with it, hence Morris was faced with alot of 3rd and longs, that led to 3 and outs and punts. Result...ball back to the opponent and our defense barely had any rest. Yesterday we were poor through out on the ground. And even when we scored the D barely had a chance to catch its breath

dj moonbat

OK, whatever: all UM needs to do is run the ball more.

86Cane

Solar...U did get my "Eagle has landed" comment, correct? Expect a package by the end of the week.

BTW...CaneFreak, not the video guy but the guy who dresses up completely at every game and has been seen on TV several times and has some Canespace coffee is a good friend of ours. He asked for a T-shirt and I am sending him one and some of the decals U sent me in the mail.

86Cane

Thanks solar--my girlfriend is dying laughing!

Posted by: Zakkee | September 30, 2012 at 05:38 PM

I though she left U for Matt Bosher?

I keed, I keed!

WWIN

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM

She was making fun of Lou Holtz's lisp.

Posted by: The Dude | September 30, 2012 at 05:36 PM

Yes I know. She was saying that Lou holtz talks like sylvester the cat wit "thuffering thucotash". So I was telling her that its suppose to be "suffering succatash" instead of thuffering thucotash

WWIN

I think if we pass on the acc championship game and a bowl game that we probably won't get hit with another bowl ban by the NCAA

solarcane

Solar...U did get my "Eagle has landed" comment, correct? Expect a package by the end of the week.
============

good deal, and good deal!

Old Skool

From triple option to triple bogey. GA Tech fans are gonna be crying in their cold grits. Now they have nothing to celebrate. The US just lost the Ryder Cup.


CGNC

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM

Willie, LOL I know. That was my attempt at pointing out the way he would probably pronounce it.

UMike

Luke just said on his twitter that is FSU keeps screwing over players from miami jimbo is gonna get barred from miami..that there is a 6 team alliance in dade..idk what it stemmed from

86Cane

Legend of the Fall Genius Chris Freet from UM:

Freet: "On offense, I really like Rashawn Scott to make an impact. I can see him emerging early in the year like Allen Hurns did last season. Defensively, I have a feeling that Olsen Pierre is going to become a consistent player for the defense. On the freshmen, a lot will contribute. An off the radar guy that I am excited to see play is Rashawn Jenkins. Our coaches absolutely loved Rashawn during the recruiting process and I’ve been sold since. As for the coach, I think George McDonald has an incredible mind for the game and is a fantastic teacher. If any receiver makes the gains that Tommy Streeter did under McDonald last year, we will be a lucky fan base. If two players from the group of Dorsett, Scott, Hurns and Thompkins make a gain like that, WATCH OUT!"

86Cane

UMike...if Jimbo gets barred from Miami like Muchamp already has been then both FSU AND UF will effectively be shut out of the 305. Me likey!

LaQuinton

My lof Phillip Dorsett is killing this year

WWIN

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM

Willie, LOL I know. That was my attempt at pointing out the way he would probably pronounce it.

Posted by: CGNC | September 30, 2012 at 07:01 PM

Dammit I guess I'm not doing a good job of getting my point across lol. Sylvester had a lisp and he's saying sufferin succotash with a lisp so Lou holtz would say it the same way.

To emphasize the lisp Sylvester's trademark exclamation is "Sufferin' succotash!", which is said to be a minced oath of "Suffering Savior". 

But I digress lol

CGNC

Dolphins going to OT - aaaarrrghhhhhhh

UMike

Cane Mom to #3 ‏@shaiyhoward
Tracy knew going to college he would have to start from the bottom.......college is way different from high school. Patience is a virtue.

UMike

LUTHER R CAMPBELL ‏@unclelukereal1

FSU keep F N over players from Miami they will get bared from Miami. Somebody need to let Jumbo know there's 6 School Alliance here in Dade

UMike

Mike James ‏@Prince_James5
Wondering where I could find a "Catholics vs Convicts" shirt in Miami

UMike

Cane Mom to #3 ‏@shaiyhoward
OK back to regularly scheduled programming.........just don't want rumors to start because the blogs do enough of that!

UMike

Cane Mom to #3 ‏@shaiyhoward
Why would he want to xfer and sit out. Tracy is good at the U and i think the world of Golden!! RT (cont) http://tl.gd/jfvl55

WWIN

Chris freet LOF picks

I'll give him Scott and Mcdonald but Pierre and Jenkins I don't think so.

UMike

proCanes.com ‏@proCanes
#proCane #Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson leads Washington in receptions today with 4. Has 32 receiving yards

allCanesBlog.com ‏@allCanesBlog
Miami 35th hardest schedule...Notre Dame 65th hardest schedule...in case you were wondering ...#fb

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
ESPN projects that Miami will end up in Orlando in the Russell Athletic (formerly Champs Sports) Bowl vs. Louisville or Rutgers.

UMike

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
For everyone interested in #UM #Canes DT Curtis Porter, Golden said "He's out indefinitely until the doctors clear him''

Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande
Miami players 'bouncing around' complex today as Notre Dame week begins, Al Golden said.

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
Golden said Jake Wieclaw just needs to "relax."

UMike

Sebastian The Ibis ‏@UM_Sebastian
I am eligible to play this week at Notre Dame if I defeat NC State so help me out and vote at http://capitalonebowl.com ! #justsayin

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
Again, #UM #Canes coach Al Golden said MLB Denzel Perryman is back this week, but OT Ben Jones is out for sure.

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
#UM #Canes OT Ben Jones "is going to be out this week for sure," Al Golden just told us. Perryman & Kirby will be back.

CGNC

Willie Will that is one cute baby

CGNC

And Dolphins lose in OT again sigh

CaneRock

think if we pass on the acc championship game and a bowl game that we probably won't get hit with another bowl ban by the NCAA

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM

Hmmmm, since we don't have any ineligible players on the current team, would the NCAA take away an ACC Championship in the event that we won it...

CaneRock

Perryman & Kirby will be back.

Posted by: UMike | September 30, 2012 at 07:25 PM

That's VERY! good news.

Zakkee

Thanks solar--my girlfriend is dying laughing!

Posted by: Zakkee | September 30, 2012 at 05:38 PM

I though she left U for Matt Bosher?

I keed, I keed!

Posted by: 86Cane | September 30, 2012 at 06:32 PM

I think she likes me lol!

solarcane

I think we ought to try and win the Coastal Division and then see what the future holds as far as giving away championships.
Is it to early to start posting tweets 24/7 about our 2016 recruits?

Whatever happened to living in the minute, smelling the roses, enjoying a nice win for a couple days? lol

dj moonbat

I think we ought to try and win the Coastal Division and then see what the future holds as far as giving away championships.
Is it to early to start posting tweets 24/7 about our 2016 recruits?

Whatever happened to living in the minute, smelling the roses, enjoying a nice win for a couple days? lol

Posted by: solarcane | September 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM


I don't think you understand what the Internets are for.

The Brown Recluse

One game at a time. Beat Notre Dame first, and forget about the Top 25. It is too soon, and over the past 5 years we always get knocked out after we earn the ranking. I have to fault Patrick Nix Fisch for keeping NC State in the ball game. The defense created turnovers, and the offense couldn't cash in.
Stephen Morris has a bazooka attached to his right shoulder, and he can run. But here is what separates him from Jacory. He uses his brain, Morris will scramble instead of tossing an interception like Jacory. Morris' success depends on Patrick Nix Fisch schizophrenic play calling.
If you can't already tell, I don't like Fisch, and don't even dare ask me how I feel about No'D. Go Canes...

VA Cane

Whatever happened to living in the minute, smelling the roses, enjoying a nice win for a couple days? lol

Hey I agree...I thought we tackled poorly, made some mistakes, but the kids kept playing hard, hung in there and won. Tell me Cokers last couple of teams and Onions would have kept playing....Quitters!!! Quitters learn to lose and losers learn to fail!!! Glad to win, exciting game, need to keep working, but there is no quit in these young kids!!! I love the effort and their joy in winning.

First game I was really able to sit down and watch, due to work and games. Glad we won, we really need to win on Sat vs ND. Honestly, I want to beat them and FSU, no either or. ND is very good defensively, pretty tough. Good win for the kids, enjoy it!!

Solar, I need some animation, even if you could link me to the ones you have done, they are always fantastic!!!

86Cane

I don't think you understand what the Internets are for.

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM

U are good for more laughs on here than anybody. Well done.

Jack

#52!!!!!!!!!!!!

solarcane


I don't think you understand what the Internets are for.

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM

Don't kid yourself I've been on the interstate plenty of times.

UMike

Bryce Brown just had a carry for the Eagles

solarcane

wad up country azz VA? glad yer doing better.

I still haven't finished anything worth putting up but I'll get with the program.

CaneRock

I think we ought to try and win the Coastal Division and then see what the future holds as far as giving away championships.
Is it to early to start posting tweets 24/7 about our 2016 recruits?

Whatever happened to living in the minute, smelling the roses, enjoying a nice win for a couple days? lol

Posted by: solarcane | September 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM

I don't know if that was a response to my post, but if it was, I didn't intend it to be a "seeing the light at the end of the tunnel" type of post. My question was simply a hypothetical...

VA Cane

Yes solar, things picking up a bit, plus been doing a bunch of tree work for a buddy....$120 a day cash....5 or 6 a week....hard as hell but great to work hard, be outside, etc. Appraising getting better, think its going to see an upturn. My team has done pretty good so far this year, we are 4-0 and on target for a good season if we continue to block, tackle, protect the ball, dont get stupid penalties, think and play like a team. These kids have really impressed me this year. We have 1 turnover in 4 games a fumble that was not the best call...but heck we have scored over 100 points and given up 17, so we are on the ball.

Sure was happy with the win, and I think we have a lot to learn and a long way to go....but the effort and enthusiasm is like a germ...it spreads!!!!

solarcane

canerock,
I was just thinking out loud.
I'm almost giddy when I drive up to the BP station with the U on my window right now, I'm digging the minute.

The Dude

Posted by: CaneRock | September 30, 2012 at 07:51 PM

Doubtful I think. We may have to give up wins from the Shannon and Coker era but I dont think we will have to from the last 2 years. If the NCAA takes those wins they should just take the losses too. I just cant imagine a scenario where we would deny ourselves a shot at a conference championship or a BCS berth. This is all wild speculation of course, there is a long season ahead of us. Lets go Canes! Beat Notre Dame!

86Cane

AL GOLDEN SPEAKS:

On Phillip Dorsett:

It’s hard to find anyone that works harder than Dorsett. He’s as starter on punt return and kick return. He’s not selfish, not trying to tap out on those. He had the winning block last week against Georgia Tech. He takes care of business in the classroom and off the field. What can you say about him? It’s a blessing for us to have him, we’re thankful to have him.

On the game plan in the last minute in the fourth:

I told Jedd we have two time outs, and we need the 32-yard line. I would have gone right back to Jake but we ended up with a big play.

On playing Notre Dame next weekend:

For our guys, it has to be business as usual. I just want to see us improve, take care of business every day. Trust the process. We have to get healed up. This will be our fourth road game in six weeks. We have to get healed up and healthy, and get ready for a great team in Chicago.

Where would you place the ability to bounce back from adversity?

We have incredible human beings on the team. Stephen Morris, Brandon McGee, Linder, Mike James, Allen Hurns. The leadership they’re providing when things aren’t going well. It went all the way back to June that they made a commitment - they weren’t going to do what we did a year ago and that would be not being in the proper condition that you need to be in to win these games. The proof is in the pudding.

Ohio_Cane

@ACCBreakingNews: Miami Hurricanes: 5 Reasons for Concern Despite Victories http://t.co/I0mp0VAP

canezilla

NOTRE DAME IS FAVORED BY 13 POINTS AND UNC IS FAVORED 3.5 OVER VT... WOW!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

Greg Cox's water bottle costs $9 inside the stadium. If you fill it with as much top shelf tequila as he has in it in the picture I'm not sure how much it would cost then, $25? More?

solarcane

So we are playing the #9 #7 and #3 week 6 ranked teams in the nation all in the same season.
While UNC plays us as their toughest game.

seems fair to me

pbcfrcane13

We really need to slow down talking about ACC title games guys. This season is so far from over. We have played one really good if not great team and a lot of ok to bad teams. We are playing our worst nighmare this week in a running QB we still have to play FSU running QB, VT running QB(make fun of them all you want, but with our D I wouldnt count them or anybody else.) UNC new high pace high scoring offense. SO there could be 3 acc losses still in our future. This team is fun to watch, but has so many holes. Lets just stick to breaking down the ND game which like i said before dont be shocekd if all they run on our D is a zone read over and over again like Kstate did.

If your No'D please let Golstohn beat you with his arm. If ND throws for 300+ and 3+ TD so be it just stop the zone reads and running he cant throw!!!!

WWIN

Willie Will that is one cute baby

Posted by: CGNC | September 30, 2012 at 07:39 PM

Thanks. That is one cute horse lol :-)

CaneRock

Miami vs NCST:

1st Half:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOvLRvwWakE&feature=plcp

2nd Half:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUBL0YAvF0&feature=plcp

WWIN

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | September 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I don't think anyone is getting carried away. I just brought up IF we happen to make it to the acc championship game will we decline since most people thought we wouldn't have a chance and the topic was already brought up about another bowl ban if we make it. Notice all capital letters on IF

SJMPARMAN

I think the only way you decline to play in th ACC championship game is if you believe you currently have players on the roster that are ineligible under NCAA rules, or who have played in any of your games during the year. We chose to not play Ray Ray Armstrong because of that concern. If you knowingly play an ineligible player then you can be sanctioned for it. I don't think there is any player on the current roster where that is an issue.

Now, bowl games are optional, you can choose not to play in them as a self imposed punishment for past transgressions and that is what we did last year. I highly doubt the Hurricanes will self impose it again this year unless they finish 7-5 or something like that, and want to play it safe with the NCAA, or they know something we don't.

This stuff is kind of weird to be talking about before a Notre Dame game. Despite the euphoria of the last 2 wins, this team has big time issues on defense and special teams. Games against GT and NC State are not supposed to come down to the last play when the Hurricane program is operating on all cylinders. I mean, I give the players tremendous credit for winning and showing the will to win. But neither game should have come down to that.

When you put on a Miami Hurricanes jersey on defense, you freaking stop the run. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts you stop the other team from running. There is NO excuse for allowing 200 yards rushing each and every game. None. You step up as a man and say it starts with me and I ain't going to let that happen. I am truly embarrassed we can't stop any team from running.

Five games into the season, changes need to happen. Coaches have tape on these guys at this point. If it isn't a scheme issue, then bench under performers. If it is a scheme issue, change the freaking scheme. This can't go on like it is.

Wieclaw had the worst kicking performance since I don't know when. That game wouldn't have been close if he makes even one of those kicks. I'll chock that up to a bad day because he has been stellar since taking over for Matt. But we can't have that in big games again.

I disagree with everyone who thinks this game means nothing. I think this game means EVERYTHING! Fisch's offense is absolutely on a roll right now, best in UM history. It is definitely good enough to beat Notre Dame or anyone else. He just needs the other side of the ball to slow the other guys down.

So far this year, he hasn't got any help. I absolutely do not believe a Randy Shannon coached defense would be giving up 500 yards a game. That is on D No and it is also on Golden. At some point, Golden has to accept responsibility for this defensive mess. Miami has to figure a way to stop something on defense, run or pass. You can't keep letting teams do both. Stephen can't do it all week in and week out. He needs help. And it is up to the coaches to help him, beginning with this week.

Hassan


Our new TD streak is now at 9 games, Pitt was leading the NFL with 22 but no one scored this week. We are now #2 current with Cal leading with 14. If QB passes counted Purdue would lead with Drew Brees 47 games in a row with a TD pass tying Unitas NFL record.

Hassan

Sagarin through 09/29 games
Week 5 (record)(change in rank from previous) (rating) (sos)

#8 FSU (5-0)(-1)(89.10)(57.71)
#21 CU (4-1)(+2)(81.91) (70.04)
#27 UNC (3-2)(+2)(80.05) (59.81)
#41 UM (4-1)(-3)(75.70) (71.18)
#47 VaT (3-2)(-12)(74.93) (63.01)
#52 NCSU (3-2)(-10) (74.07)(65.53)
#61 GaT (2-3) (-20)(70.71) (63.43)
#64 BC (1-3) (-1) (69.72) (71.23)
#76 Md (2-2) (-3) (68.16) (69.19)
#85 Va (2-3) (-11) (66.42) (72.45)
#86 Duke (4-1) (-1) (65.65) (55.40)
#110 WFU (3-2) (-14) (61.24) (64.03)

Felipe

Our new TD streak is now at 9 games, Pitt was leading the NFL with 22 but no one scored this week. We are now #2 current with Cal leading with 14. If QB passes counted Purdue would lead with Drew Brees 47 games in a row with a TD pass tying Unitas NFL record.

Posted by: Hassan | October 01, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Larry Fitzgerald had a TD and went to Pitt.

Panamacitycane

Ive been so up an down this year im dizzy! I now believe this offense is one of the best we have ever had. Im so pumped to see it next year! The defense is one of the worst we have had..im not so pumped to see it next year. I think this next game defines the rest of the season..win and win big then we have a shot at running the table. Win close and I think we finish with 3 losses. Lose and well we could still have a good season. To me more then 1 loss is not great. Good but not great. Of course this is all just throwing it out therei nor does anyone know and thats why i love this stuff...all i do know is.JUST WIN BABY! everything else will fall in place. As for the acc title game? If we even get a chance there is no way we turn it down. Not after how hard these kids I mean men have worked..they deserve it, bet lets not worry about it too much right now. The only reason I see us turning anything down is if we are 7-5 or 6-6.

solarcane

Hassan,

check out duke and unc's strength of schedule

sagarin is a pretty realistic poll. I always included it it the 10 poll cross section I post now and then.

solarcane

rain and wind now, tornado warnings here this afternoon, postponing starting South Carolina Job til weds morning.

solarcane


Linda Robertson:


Miami Hurricanes going the extra mile



By LINDA ROBERTSON

The Miami Herald



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MIAMI - Mike James was a human pinball, bowling ball and wrecking ball as he bounced, spun, plowed and churned through North Carolina State's defense, splitting, upending and shedding seven would-be tacklers who sprawled on the field in his wake.

Dalton Botts, the slim punter, caught a fake field goal snap, tucked the football under his forearm and did a convincing Larry Csonka impersonation as he dragged a pack of linemen to the 4-yard line.

Allen Hurns, with eyes in the back of his head and the soles of his feet, balanced on the tightrope that separates in bounds from out-of-bounds, collected a 14-yard pass over his shoulder, scuffed his toes on the edge of the green end zone while falling down, and looked up just in time to see the referee signaling touchdown.

On three remarkable plays, James, Botts and Hurns demonstrated the sort of extra effort that distinguishes the 2012 University of Miami football team from its recent predecessors.

The relentlessness they embody is what enabled the Hurricanes to hang on against N.C. State and seize the winning touchdown with 19 seconds left on Saturday in a wild thriller similar to last week's overtime victory at Georgia Tech.

No OT this time, to the relief of everyone depleted by the sun and humidity of a brutal September day. Final score: Miami 44, N.C. State 37, Heat Index 99.

"I'm going to go full body cramp any minute," coach Al Golden said afterward, chugging Gatorade.

He talked about his exciting, exasperating team while wiping sweat from his brow with a towel that was slung over his shoulder.

"I accepted a long time ago that this would be who we are this year," Golden said. "We're not dominant in any one phase. It's just survive and advance."

So when he saw quarterback Stephen Morris throw a 62-yard pass that became a touchdown catch by Phillip Dorsett less than two minutes after N.C. State had tied the score on a 50-yard field goal, his reaction was understandable.

"Holy (expletive)!" is how he described it, adding: "I'm sorry. I'm so tired I'm delusional."

He's also proud of the progress he's witnessing.

"We're not a perfect team," he said. "You should hear the headsets. Whether it's to be down 17 last week or to have them come roaring back this week, you have to be mentally tough to respond, and I think our team (was) ."

Morris responded, accruing 566 passing yards to set a UM and ACC record. So did Brandon McGee when he ripped the ball out of the hands of a receiver on the threshold of scoring. Then there was the marauding duo of defensive end Jelani Hamilton and linebacker Nantambu-Akil Fentress, who ambushed N.C. State's quarterback for a safety. Thomas Finnie's interception gave Miami its last-gasp chance.

The Hurricanes are young and unpolished. But Golden's influence is taking hold. Crisp tackles. Precise routes. Finished plays. The sloppiness and wheezing that Golden observed upon arrival is not tolerated. A half-baked approach has been replaced by keen attention to detail.

"WE'RE BAAACK!" read one fan's sign.

"WE'RE GETTING THERE!" would be more accurate.

Miami is 4-1 with a game against Notre Dame at Chicago's Soldier Field on Saturday night. UM's performance against the undefeated Irish will be much more telling than what we've seen against mushy ACC competition.

N.C. State was on a three-game winning streak before being plunged into the cauldron of Sun Life Stadium. A high-noon start afforded UM somewhat of a home-field advantage, but certainly not a home-seats advantage. The stadium was about one-third full on a blistering afternoon. A later kickoff would have lured more spectators to watch a team that needs and deserves all the support it can get. The TV schedulers who rule the sports world were not merciful for this ACC matchup.

"I want to thank the fans," Golden said. "I know it's hot out there. Our kids treat the sun as an ally, not an enemy."

Those 2 p.m. midsummer team runs that McGee recalled with a weary smile paid off for UM. When OT seemed inevitable on third down and 11 from UM's 38-yard line, Morris scrambled to his right, could have looked at his wristwatch if he had one on, scanned the field, saw Dorsett open near the end zone behind three defensive backs. He planted his left foot and, "Here goes nothing," Morris said. "People dream about that but it's kind of crazy when you're in the moment. I was saying before the game, 'Yo, let's go deep, let's attack, let's have fun.""

And on the other end, Dorsett was thinking: "I got to catch this, I got to catch this. I could see the corner couldn't get there. Stephen threw it so far."

N.C. State could not contain Morris or cover Dorsett.

"It's like we were running in sand," said N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien, who said he hadn't seen a team commit so many mistakes in 38 years of coaching.

UM played an uneven game, too.

The Hurricanes have lots of options on offense. They gained 651 yards. Dorsett and Rashawn Scott led nine receivers by combining for 371 yards and four touchdowns. But after a three-touchdown spurt in a 3-minute, 33-second span, there was a long lull until the end of the third quarter. Kicker Jake Wieclaw had a bad day, missing three field goals. And James and Duke Johnson didn't get enough carries.

"Our running game wasn't there," Morris said. "I left a couple touchdowns out there. As a quarterback, that drives me crazy."

On defense, lots of vulnerability. The Canes forced six turnovers but gave up 664 yards - second most in school history. They allowed four touchdown passes, two out of two fourth-down conversions and four out of five red zone conversions. They allowed more than 30 points for the fourth time; throw out the 10 points Bethune-Cookman scored and UM's opponents are averaging 39.2 points.

Golden isn't kidding himself. He says his players have a long way to go. But the key is, they're willing to go the extra mile to get there.


Posted on Sun, Sep. 30, 2012 03:00 AM

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/30/3840751/linda-robertson-miami-hurricanes.html#storylink=cpy

solarcane

Miami moves up in Sagrin poll all the way to 25 this morning


25

Miami (FL)

81.69

Old Skool

SI.com NFL Draft Risers...

Stephen Morris*/QB/Miami-FL: Morris turned in a career performance during the Hurricanes' last-second victory over North Carolina State. His record-setting numbers included 566 passing yards and 5 TDs. While many will focus only on the numbers, Morris looked good in all aspects of the game. The junior showed great patience, awareness and made terrific decisions in the pocket. He connected on five passes of 40 yards or more, including the game-winner of 62 yards. Morris is slowly developing into the complete package, melding his incredible physical skills into consistent, smart play at quarterback.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tony_pauline/09/29/week-five-risers-sliders-sheldon-richardson/index.html#ixzz2831AXwEC

UMike

With adrenaline still coursing through their bodies and ninth-ranked Notre Dame less than a week ahead, the Miami Hurricanes were “bouncing’’ around the Hecht Athletic Center on Sunday — a day after another heart-palpitating triumph in the final seconds of their 44-37 victory over the Wolfpack.

“All I can tell you is that as exhausting as [Saturday] was, there were a lot of guys in the building [Sunday] making sure they watched the tape, or taking care of their training room or study hall,” UM coach Al Golden said. “And those that I did encounter seemed good.

“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh my goodness, Coach! I’m exhausted.’”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/01/3028317/new-stage-set-for-old-rivals-miami.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Top 25 rankings were released just a little while ago and as expected the Hurricanes remained in the "others receiving votes" category.

UM, coming off a wild 44-37 win over N.C.State Saturday, picked up more votes in both polls -- a total of four votes in the AP and 17 votes in the Coaches poll.

The Hurricanes (4-1, 3-0) take on ninth-ranked Notre Dame (4-0) next Saturday night in Chicago. If UM beats the Irish there is little doubt the Canes will crack the Top 25 in both polls.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/canes-still-arent-top-25-worthy-yet.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

For all the great quarterbacks who have graced the University of Miami during five national championships and beyond, there is one, as of Saturday, who stands alone with the best single-game performance in school history.

Stephen Morris threw for a school-record 566 yards and five touchdowns — including the game-winning 62-yard touchdown to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left — to lead the Hurricanes to a 44-37 victory over North Carolina State.

The 566 passing yards also set an Atlantic Coast Conference record.

“I saw the guy coming to hit me, and I was just trying to get it out real quick,” Morris said of the winning pass, which he threw from the UM 31-yard line and was caught near the 7 by Dorsett — 62 yards of streaking ball, with a crowd of 38,510 on its feet and ready to erupt at Sun Life Stadium. “People dream about it, but it’s kind of crazy when you’re actually in the moment. I’m speechless about it. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how many more I have in me.”

Read More..
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/30/3026127/stephen-morris-leads-miami-hurricanes.html

UMike

The emotional win just minutes old, Stephen Morris' eyes were already downfield.

It's Notre Dame week.

And it started just as Miami finished off NC State 44-37 on Saturday afternoon in Sun Life Stadium. The Miami quarterback, fresh off a record day, gathered the team in the locker room to remind them what the next oe means These once-bitter rivals haven't met in the regular season since 1990.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-notre-dame-1001-20120930,0,84891.story

UMike

The tradition continues.

Take a look at the time lapse video from Saturday's 44-37 Miami win over NC State. The press box in Sun Life Stadium provides a different angle on the action.

Unfortunately, it appears as if the photos stopped right around halftime and picked back up after the final gun. I'm not quite sure what happened there.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-time-lapse-video-of-miami-win-over-nc-state-20120930,0,1762444.story

UMike

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
Deon Bush back ahead of Kacy Rodgers at safety. Rodgers started vs. NC State. Bush starter against Bethune-Cookman and Georgia Tech.

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
Seantrel Henderson and Ereck Flowers listed as co-starters at right offensive tackle.

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
Denzel Perryman listed as the starter at middle linebacker.

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
New UM depth chart lists Gionni Paul and Tyrone Cornelius listed as co-starters at OLB. Paul started vs. NC State at middle linebacker.

Papa Cane ‏@ByPapaCane
Latest Miami Hurricanes Depth Chart: http://bit.ly/OyVJRO DL Curtis Porter is still missing but LB Raphael Kirby is back & ready to play.

UMike

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
Redshirt freshman Hunter Wells, who I believe is still a walkon, listed as the backup at left tackle to Malcolm Bunche.

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
#UM #Canes kicker Jake Wieclaw still ahead of Matt Goudis and will be working extra hard to keep it that way.

LB

Minus the unknown from Duke, the Coastal is weak. More good news: four of the five Coastal opponents play each other this weekend while Miami gets a nonconference opponent. Thus should extend the lead, or at least separate our opponents.

We're also getting healthier: Perryman and Kirby return. Offensive weapons are everywhere. We've found the deep ball.

It's a good time to play Notre Dame and test the mettle of this young team. Cut the INT's, fix those dropped passes, and things could get interesting FAST.

It's good to be 4-1. The last time we had that record, UM had a nine win season. Now we have a better coach.

UMike

LB..im with you..the coastal is weak, the only loss we should have is maybe FSU..VT, UVA etc are bad.

Ohio_Cane

Beast - Prayers for Colts head coach and former Canes assistant Chuck Pagano who has been reportedly diagnosed with leukemia

Sad to hear this.

86Cane

A familiar name returned to the latest Miami depth chart released Monday. Sophomore MLB Denzel Perryman is listed as the starter for the Notre Dame game after missing the last two weeks due to injury. Miami (4-1, 3-0 ACC) faces No. 9 Notre Dame at Soldier Field in Chicago; Saturday's game will kick at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBC.

On offense, redshirt freshman Hunter Wells is listed as the backup at left tackle, replacing junior Seantrel Henderson who is now listed as right tackle with true freshman Ereck Flowers (senior Ben Jones out this week).

Defensively, Perryman returns to his starting MLB role with junior Jimmy Gaines and true freshman Raphael Kirby listed as the backups. Sophomore Gionni Paul, who started at MLB against NC State, is listed with junior Tyrone Cornileus at OLB.

Season and single-game tickets for the 2012 football season are available online, by phone at 1-800-GO-CANES (1-305-284-2263) or in-person at the Miami Athletics Ticket Office, now located on the first level at BankUnited Center.

86Cane

UMike...great work on the blog this AM. Did U send me your new email addy?

86Cane

ONE GAME AT A TIME.

That is all.

UMike

86..still got the same..but I will be using mmarch024@yahoo.com, so anything you got can go there.

Ohio_Cane

Canes received 17 votes in USA Today poll, and 4 votes in AP poll for Top 25 rankings.

UMike

If we go on the road a beat a top 10 ND team..all hell is gonna break lose in Miami. The bandwagon fans will start coming out of the woodwork by the thousands lol

Ohio_Cane

Demarcus Christmas commits to Florida State

UMike

Ohio..have any idea of any of the 2014 DT we might be targeting?

CoCane

Is Porter even practicing?

CGNC

Happy Monday!

GO CANES BEAT NOTRE DAME

tjl3909

I just had my morning frosted flakes and after pouring the milk I was shocked to see all 3 UM tight ends pics on the milk carton as missing!
If anyone finds them please call B Carroll at 877-catch the fracking ball!

Ohio_Cane

UMike, Christmas was one, Khairi Clark, and Anthony Moten are the ones I know we've offered. There may be more though.

We had also offered Travonte Valentine, but he committed to UF a couple months ago.

UMike

Still plenty of time to flip some guys lol..I wonder if we go the JUCO route, although I always thought those guys are second rate..which I may be wrong

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