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November 17, 2014

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Sarasota 'cane

Yep!

CoCane

We wont see better d-line play until we have a coach better than Jethro. Every other position has improved except his...

The Dude

Dos.

CoCane

Larranaga truly has no excuses. Take notes Golden...

86Cane

Uh, Larranaga, but yeah, he is.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Is it still OK to call him the Pimp as coined by OGV.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | November 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM

YUP!

86Cane

Who knew? Well, well, well...looky here:

The Bears have hired Clint Hurtt to be their new assistant defensive line coach and notified Michael Sinclair that he will not return for the 2014 season.

Hurtt was previously the defensive line coach at the University of Louisville and announced in a statement Thursday that he was leaving for an NFL job.

“My ambition is to build a career in the NFL. I made a mark in recruiting and coaching at the collegiate level, but I think I can improve my career and begin a new one in the NFL,” Hurtt said in that statement.

Hurtt joins Paul Pasqualoni (defensive line) and Reggie Herring (linebackers) as new additions to the Bears’ coaching staff. Like the previous two additions, Hurtt has experience coaching multiple defensive fronts. Louisville ran a 3-3-5 defense, which former head coach Charlie Strong has become known for.

🌀🐜

To think we almost left in the second half right before Angel went off. They still need a bigger body in the paint.

SJMPARMAN

Larranaga is the truth. I live very close to George Mason campus and followed him closely. He is probably the nicest guy you could ever meet and he is very like able. Beating Florida is a sign to me. I have been bemoaning the loss to FSU too much. Here is a wonderful win to celebrate and I shall enjoy it alot. Thanks Jim.

Sarasota 'cane

Louisville just lost a huge pipeline to the 305!!

laquinton

Hurtt left Louisville awhile ago.

laquinton

Rewatching this game. The refs left sooo many flags in their pocket. Wow

UMike

Morning spacers!

Go Canes

Really awesome win last night for our Canes.

Love Coach L, an amazing teacher and developer of young men.

He gets the most out of every player ready to give his all, that's the sign of a great, great coach.

Go Canes!!!

UMike

Rewatching this game. The refs left sooo many flags in their pocket. Wow

Posted by: laquinton | November 18, 2014 at 03:11 AM

I still cant believe they picked up that flag for holding... I dont ever remember a flag for holding ever being picked up lol.. I mean if a ref saw holding, he saw holding.

The Wizard

Is Dorsett a Senior and leaving for the NFL or does he have a year of eligibility left ?

canezilla

THEY CALLED OVER THE REF FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD AND HAD A MEETING ON THE HOLFING CALL.SUCH BULLSHYT

UMike

PD4 is a Senior

86Cane

Hurtt left in January to go to Da Bears. But I just never heard it mentioned. Now we know why the 'Ville hired LT#36.

Go Canes

Heard Cole from Miramar is in trouble again.

Kind of obvious at this point why FSU and the U have backed off him.

UMike

Go Canes.. sad too because to me he was the best CB on our board and the kind of CB we have been missing.

dj moonbat

THEY CALLED OVER THE REF FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD AND HAD A MEETING ON THE HOLFING CALL.SUCH BULLSHYT

Posted by: canezilla | November 18, 2014 at 07:00 AM


It's like they think FSU is an SEC team.

Ohio_Cane

I still cant believe they picked up that flag for holding... I dont ever remember a flag for holding ever being picked up lol.. I mean if a ref saw holding, he saw holding.

Posted by: UMike | November 18, 2014 at 06:55 AM
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He called pass interference. It was picked up because the other ref told him it was behind the line of scrimmage, therefore no PI.

It WAS a hold though. Even Herbie said that.

UMike

Ohio.. I was in the end zone and saw the hold as clear as day.. they called holding, which I also heard clear as day.. then said "there is no flag for holding"... IDK where the PI was you are talking about lol

Ohio_Cane

You're talking about Ermon on the outside, right? Herbie said on TV they called PI. Then the ref said "there is no flag for pass interference because the pass happened behind the line of scrimmage".

UMike

Ohio... IDK maybe it was different plays... I thought it was a run play, but in the stadium I heard them call holding. I remember cause on the next play they called holding again lol

Ohio_Cane

Adrian Peterson suspended at least the remainder of the season by the NFL.

CaneRock

Kevin Hart goin' in on Winston...Winston lookin' like He felt some type uh way LMAO!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n-Ftx7Xt5c

CaneRock

That's why when I go to comedy shows, I sit in the back! You ain't gettin' me LMAO!

Ohio_Cane

2016 LB Zach McCloud on his commitment:

here's the 247 summary with some quotes from the kid.

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/2...Miami-33039259

- “I set my mind on this decision a long time ago ever since I was a little kid wanting to play football,” McCloud said. “I was always hoping to be at Miami as long as I can remember. Even though I doubt I’m going to change directions, it is just a verbal commitment. I could decommit if I choose to but I don’t see that happening.”

- “From a football standpoint, they’re coming up again,” McCloud said. “They’ve made progress already and I think they will make even more in the next few years. I want to be a part of that plus it’s a very good school to get a degree from. It’s great to be a Hurricane and I’m looking forward to it.”

- “It sounded like there was a party going on in the background and every coach around was invited,” McCloud said. “It was a lot of fun telling them personally that I decided to commit. They offered about a week ago so everything moved along pretty fast.”

- On Langham being at Miami; “That was a part of it, just another thing to add on the list of reasons working for Miami,” McCloud said. “He’s somebody I’m familiar with and that did influence my decision. It’s nice to know I have another person already there that I can trust.”

dj moonbat

- “Even though I doubt I’m going to change directions, it is just a verbal commitment. I could decommit if I choose to but I don’t see that happening.”

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 18, 2014 at 09:26 AM


Seriously, baby, I'm committed. I mean, sure, I could just change my mind at any time, but I don't see that happening.

Go Canes

@joshdarrow: The Canes 2016 LB group is silly with McCloud, Mike Pinckney and Shaquille Quarterman. All 3 can RUN and are extremely physical!!

CaneRock

McCloud reminds me of Matthew Thomas, but He seems a lot more physical, and has a helluva forearm shiver.

Lurker

A lot of times, not always, kids say that stuff because they still want the trips, the steak and lobster dinners, the getting driven around in nice cars, the cute coed "hostesses" and the swag, which they can keep or give to friends.

If it was my son I'd leave it up to him, but just insist that he be a man of his word. If he wants a little time at a nice restaurant and a jumpoff, it's part of growing up as long as it's all consensual.

Old Skool

We need a Photoshop expert to create a series of FSU memes featuring player photos with tags like:

It's not rape if you play football for FSU.
It's not theft if you play football for FSU
It's not hit and run if you play football for FSU

Ohio_Cane

Seriously, baby, I'm committed. I mean, sure, I could just change my mind at any time, but I don't see that happening.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 18, 2014 at 09:41 AM
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Drives me crazy to hear this, but it's just how these kids are these days.

That was then this is Now

Hadn't had a chance to comment about the game, but I want to say this, yes we left some plays out on the field, none worse than having Coley open 20 yds in front of a defender and over throwing him and for once we can actually say we should have one this game. Yes we made plenty of mistakes BUT we fell into the trap alot of these other teams that were up big on FSU and that's we got to conservative on offense and defense. We played sideways to much on Offense in the second half and the defense reverted back into their old ways of laying off and not attacking. Our defense is not there yet to rely on them to hold leads. They played great in the first half. Hell, we were playing to win but in the second half we played not to lose. Teams quit attacking FSU when they get up on them and that doesn't do anything but play into their hands. They constantly bring pressure in the second half, more blitzes, what else are they going to do being down. This coaching staff, still needs some tweaking in the big games. Winston probably threw for 200 yds in the second half, one because we quit pressuring him as much.
I could go on but I'm disgusted. The irony is if we had some better coaching, we could be 9-1. Forget the mistakes we made the other night, FSU made mistakes too plus as I made a comment on Friday, good teams find a way to win ugly games and yes they get all the luck with that batted pass that fell perfectly into Freeman's hands for a walk in T.D. Had we played with the same game-plan in the second half, no doubt we win.

CaneRock


but it's just how these kids are these days.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Social media has changed things, more than kids have changed. No longer does a kid have to solely depend on His/Her HS coach to "get the tape out", these kids can market themselves nowadays.

That was then this is Now

My final thought for today, is if we want to get back to where we need to be then we have to start winning some recruiting battles. If you think about next year, we are still going to be weak in the middle on defense and with Perrymen gone we won't have that kind of talent available to take his spot. We are already weak at DT, even with Pierre being a 3 year starter and we already know the weaknesses of DENO.
We lose our speed guy, in Dorsett at Wr. We do have Coley, who has big play capabilities but who else do we have, that is comparable to Dorsett? Waters, Lewis, Berrios are descent but are not game changers. Walford is gone and we only have Dobard, with any real experence at the position. We don't have a Jalen Ramsey type player on defense or a Goldmen, these kind of players that can put us over the top and defense is where we need the most help. If you look at this years verbals, so far I don't see any immediate help coming for our front 7. We keep striking out on getting good DT's and LB's. Don't get me wrong Grace has turned into a player but he is way under sized. I guess what I'm saying is FSU type talent and they already have two 5 star guys coming to their secondary next year. They have always gotten talent but we beat them because we just out coached them, it ain't happening now. With that being said, we will have enough talent to win a ACC ship, as long as we aren't in any tight games where coaching will matter.

Lurker

Social media has a huge impact.

All kids are heavy into it. In athletics, especially for the most sought after athletes, it's a huge factor in many respects.

Go Canes

Was wondering if I am totally off about our lack of aggression in the second half so I went back and looked at it.

1st posession 3rd quarter:

Incomplete pass
Duke 10 yard run
Short pass
Short run
Incomplete pass

1st drive three passes, 2 runs including 1st down.

2nd posession:

Duke 5 yard run brought back by penalty
Kaaya 20 yd completion
2 straight runs of 5,7,6 yards-(dominating line of scrimmage)
3 yard run
incomplete pass
incomplete pass

more success running than passing

3rd posession:

2 runs by Duke for 1st down
Run by Duke for 1 yard loss
33 yd completion to Dobard who fumbles at their 34.

So far really having a hard time seeing this conservative play

4th quarter

Duke for 7 yards
Duke for 28 yards
Incomplete pass
Yearby for 6
Yearby for 4
1st down-incomplete pass
2nd down Duke 1 yard run
3rd down-incomplete to Stacey
46 yd field goal

Next posession (total disaster):

Duke 1 yard run
False start
Incomplete
Short competion
punt

Final posession:

Well we all know how that went.

Looking at that breakdown, we had good success running and maybe should have passed LESS, based on how we were getting first downs on the ground.


Ohio_Cane

Get out of here with your facts and stats, Go Canes.

That was then this is Now

No real explosive plays, except Dobard's fumble.
What a brilliant call with 53 seconds, to go near midfield and I believe third down and hand the ball off to Duke and him get nothing.

Go Canes

Well you have to complete the passes for them to be explosive right?

Or can you tell me if they would have been none of them would have been for long gains.

The effort and aggression was clearly there, the result wasn't.

That's called playing the result.

UMike

I think there is a misconception that we werent aggressive on offense in the 2nd half because of the fumble and dropped td. That costs us potentially 10-14 points.. those things go as planned and it looks like we are attacking still.

IMO the lack of attacking came on the D in the second half, not the O

j.w.

I thought this one was about basketball, lol. Great win for our Canes, didn't think they had it in them, then again I didn't know much about Rodriguez.
Larranaga knows how to find players who have a killer instinct, and he puts them in position to win a game when it matters. Hoping the talent keeps us in games, because our toughness at the end will get us a few wins where others can't finish a game.

CaneRock

Funny how everbody's saying "this play lost us the game", or "that play lost us the game"...when what really lost us the game, was Cook's 26 yard scamper that put em' IN THE LEAD, and that Kaaya INT that sealed the win for em'.

UMike

No CR... it was Goldens lack of animation... get it right dude!!!

Ohio_Cane

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 10m10 minutes ago

Golden on recruiting response: "They're excited about it. They know we're building...we need help to [beat FSU]."

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 12m12 minutes ago Coral Gables, FL

Golden said Trayone Gray's weight keeps going up. Not sure if he'll stay at RB. #UM

WWIN

Seriously, baby, I'm committed. I mean, sure, I could just change my mind at any time, but I don't see that happening.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 18, 2014 at 09:41 AM

That's exactly what I told my wife! Lol

Go Canes

Ohio when you see him on the sidelines he looks like a grown man already. I can't imagine him not continuing to get bigger and stronger.

CaneRock

Golden said Trayone Gray's weight keeps going up. Not sure if he'll stay at RB. #UM

"Not sure if He'll stay at RB"? So where do they think He'll end up...FB?...LB?

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes | November 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM

On the first play we went straight back to Walford over the middle which almost resulted in a pick. I don't like this play because you have to assume that fsu coaches told them at halftime that they have to shut down the middle!

On the next possession we had to pass first because of the clipping penalty.

I think the biggest difference was we went to a short passing game the 2nd half and that's why a lot of passes were batted down. Also I think Kaaya was starting to get shaky maybe and maybe the coaches felt it too?

Ohio_Cane

"Not sure if He'll stay at RB"? So where do they think He'll end up...FB?...LB?

Posted by: CaneRock | November 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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According to Larry Blustein, it probably doesn't matter since he's "the best athlete on the team". Put the kid anywhere and he's gonna make plays.

1miamifan

just rewatch the game, it's enough blame to go around, from coaches not being agressive to players unability to close, out to game. Way too many mental mistakes that was coastly, to win the game. This coaching staff, haven't been in this position, so they can't coached them up.

UMike

I think a lot of people thought he would play safety.

Ohio_Cane

IIRC, Blu said he'd be a WR in the NFL. I forgot which position he said

UMike

Blue said Gray would be a NFl RB

1mg of Epi

Looking at that breakdown, we had good success running and maybe should have passed LESS, based on how we were getting first downs on the ground.


Posted by: Go Canes | November 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM

There was no issue w offensive play calling in the 2nd half.

CaneRock

I remember Blu saying that TG could play 8 different positions. But He did look good at RB in the Spring...TD was right LMAO!

Let's just say, that TG is the next Jason Geathers...not bad if you ask me.

WWIN

Put Trayone at safety please!

Go Canes

@ralphDrussoAP: Virginia Tech RB Marshawn Williams has a torn ACL. Will miss rest of the season and spring practice.

dj moonbat

How many of you are comparing your post-game impression of the 'Canes against your half-time estimate of the 'Canes chances, instead of your pregrame estimation?

Before the game, I thought Miami was good enough to give FSU a run for their money, and if all went well, win. At half time, I thought things were going well -- but I had this nagging memory of FSU being in this situation before...

Anyway, my point is: I feel at least as good about the 'Canes as a team as I did before the game -- but admittedly not quite as good as I did at halftime.

But if you actually feel WORSE about the 'Canes as a team than you did before the game started, I really don't know how that could be.

laquinton

I didn't think Miami would win but I didn't expect Miami to be blown out.

I don't wanna look at next year because the season isn't over and Miami still has 3 games left.

You can nitpick about the game but it's a loss. Learn from it and move on.

CaneRock


But if you actually feel WORSE about the 'Canes as a team than you did before the game started, I really don't know how that could be.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 18, 2014 at 04:08 PM

The offense is better, but the defense is stale...changes need to be made there.

Canezitis

Sounds like TG is growing into an H-back. I think that would be a great position for him. He can run it at times and what LB or safety would be able to cover him. I hope our canes are pissed off and not feeling sorry for themselves so they can beat the hell out of the next 3 teams we face. I don't care what bowl game we get, we just better win it.

Canezitis

I don't know how you can feel that the D is stale when jumped nearly 100 spots from last year in total D. Do we need a better pass rush? Yes. Our offense lost game the other night, not the D, even if you count all the missed tackles on the Cook TD. That was atrocious, but the offense had 3 turnovers. You can't do that in most games and expect win, let alone against a top 5 team. Those are killers. Just my 2 cents.

CaneRock


Our offense lost game the other night, not the D, even if you count all the missed tackles on the Cook TD.

Posted by: Canezitis | November 18, 2014 at 04:51 PM

No, our offense lost the '85 NC...our offense lost the 2002 NC...if you're looking for dominant defensive performances in a loss, check those 2 games.

TLuv

Posted by: CaneRock | November 18, 2014 at 05:11 PM

I don't recall Randy Shannon doing anything imaginative with the 2002 defense. We just had better players than everyone else.

86Cane

I remember Blu saying that TG could play 8 different positions.

Posted by: CaneRock | November 18, 2014 at 02:22 PM

I can play 8 positions, all while lying down.

86Cane

But if you actually feel WORSE about the 'Canes as a team than you did before the game started, I really don't know how that could be.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 18, 2014 at 04:08 PM

There IT is right there.

CaneRock


I can play 8 positions, all while lying down.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 18, 2014 at 06:02 PM

LMAO! SO[]_ _[][]_ _[][]_ _[][]_ _[]P!

Go Canes

Don't have the numbers in front of me but I think we've given up a minimum of 100-125 points less the season to our common opponents from last year.

Defense has been far from stale this year. If you were to point to all our losses this year three of the four were due more to our offense than the other side of the ball.

86Cane

Put Trayone at safety please!

Posted by: WWIM | November 18, 2014 at 03:13 PM

I got this.

Go Canes

To give it more perspective, the 30 points we gave up was the lowest point total scored ever by FSU with Winston under center.

I'll also assume we held Duke, UNC, V Tech and GT to their lowest scoring game of this year.

That's pretty good right?

CaneRock

Go Canes...those stats are all good & well, but didn't you say that you wouldn't mind having Muschamp &/or T-Rob on staff? IMO, that would indicate you would like to see SOME type of change...yes?...no?

WWIN

I can play 8 positions, all while lying down.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 18, 2014 at 06:02 PM

Name em! LMAO

CaneRock


Name em! LMAO

Posted by: WWIM | November 18, 2014 at 06:41 PM

LMAO!

#KarmaSOUP-tra?

WWIN

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Good one! LMAO

86Cane

Top 5 coaches at UM:

Jim Larranaga
Amy Deem
Katie Meier
Jim Morris
Paige Yaroshuk-Tews

Name their sports?

86Cane

#KarmaSOUP-tra?

Posted by: CaneRock | November 18, 2014 at 07:09 PM

There IT is right there.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup with the line of the day hahaha.

86Cane

Just so U know:

Shann** and Cok** are now banned words.

If U use them they will not post.

Go Canes

@mattyports: Two 2015 Cali 5-stars -- DT Rasheem Green and LB John Houston -- told recruiting sites Miami will be among their finalists.

WWIN

Posted by: 86Cane | November 18, 2014 at 07:44 PM

Where's Al Golden at on this list?

Go Canes

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 12m12 minutes ago
My interview with Kirk Herbstreit: Miami Hurricanes will be a force next season http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article4001934.html

WWIN

Herbstreit loves da U!!

But some people thinks he spews nonsense! Lol

BigWindyCane1

Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Jon Feliciano said the goal now is to finish 9-4 again and win a bowl game. "We haven’t done that here for a while. That’s are our new goal," Feliciano said. "I was talking about it and I’ve been thinking about it. If we started the season off right now where we are at right now I think it would have been another undefeated game going [against] Florida State. We’re a better team than last year. This is probably the best team I’ve been a part of either the record doesn’t show it. We’re so much better than we were went we went up to Louisville."Would anything less than 9-4 at this point be a disappointment?"Ummm… yeah," Feliciano said after a long pause. "I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that but personally yeah. I want to leave the program in an upwards motion when I leave here. We want to win the rest of our games."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/#storylink=cpy

I am turning my attention to Virginia. A convincing win will go a long way.

Go Canes

@Jackof2016: My junior season highlight tape! 🔥🔥 http://t.co/4F8jUcG7Kl

Go Canes

@CaneSwagger01: I spoke with New Cane commit Zach McCloud about the Miami-FSU game, his decision, and his huge hits! (@chief__20)
http://t.co/pmwIo64Vn4

Go Canes

@FBSchedules: Toughest schedule played thru 11/15 (NCAA method):
1. Miami FL
2. ARK
2. Ole Miss
4. AU
5. TENN
6. NW
7. PUR
8. VT
9. UCLA
10. ORE

dj moonbat

Herbstreit is probably the most pro-UM announcer on TV. I think he really overstated the extent to which Miami went conservative in the second half the other night, but I think it was somebody else who accused him of 'spewing nonsense.'

hazydavy

Should Canes hire Muschamp as DC?

laquinton

Nah. Nobody is getting fired or leaving miami unless they are taking a better job somewhere. Muschamp while a very good defensive mind would work wonders at Miami as he did at Texas with the Big 12 offensives he always fielded a great defense.

Is Standish a Sophomore or a Junior ?

Also I don't like Herbie. He has jinxed Miami in last years. I'm glad he notices us but nahh we are okay and the world will see a better team as the weeks go by.

SJMPARMAN

Still feeling pretty good about that win last night. What a win, in Gainesville, breaking a 33 game home winning streak for the Gators, giving the ACC a valuable strength of schedule win over the SEC, showcasing a very special player in Angel Rodriguez, and timed perfectly to make the fans feel great again. Huge, in my opinion.

Herbie has been very fair to us through the years, and I genuinely like listening to his opinion. Corso, not so much. Desmond offers some good insight too.

I went in thinking we were going to beat FSU. I thought that about four weeks ago. It's not about Al to me, it about my Miami Hurricanes, the history and a belief that we are very talented on the offensive side of the ball, we have a defense equal to that of FSU, and we were due for some luck. What happened? FSU lucks its azz off with that tipped ball.

I feel good about these Canes. I haven't seen a play where I thought a player took a siesta on. I am not going to nit pick the strategy.

Ohio_Cane

Laquinton, Stan is a soph.

We actually have a TON of true sophomores that are playing really well right now. Grace, Corn, Artie, Jamal Carter, et al.

Da U N Houston

Bump Muchamp, if we got TRob to come back home we would start killin the recruiting of DB's. Absolutely kill it!

Ohio_Cane

Post from a guy who knows his stuff about recruiting over at CIS:

Miami is in the top 2 for every kid listed below and they are all defensive recruits.
DT Kendrick Norton 4 star (The only competition was UF and he said a coaching change at UF would push them out)
WILL Quarte Sapp 4 star (Took an unofficial for the FSU game)
MLB Tevon Coney 4 star (I think we can flip him)
CB Tim Irvin 4 star (Down to Miami and Texas)
CB Marcus Lewis 4 star (Miami leads)
CB DaVante Davis 4 star (Down to Miami and UF)
S Ben Edwards 4 star (Down to Stanford and Miami)

nemo2002

99

86Cane

WWIM...I have Golden at #6 or #7.

Time for rest, morning comes soon enough.

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