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September 14, 2016

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58 Straight

It was fun while it lasted, right?

Lur-ker

These dumbazzes in Boone think they're going to win

UMike

I knew this was coming

raizecane

Good Morning -=

I like these options

1.Attend the games
2.Tailgate at E5

30CINCO

C'mon Man!

IraqiCane

Melvin Bratton!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

SinisterCane

Morning Spacers

tjl3909

Looks like Derwin James will be out 5/7 weeks. Will miss our game and possibly Clemson. L-ville might take them Saturday

Mountain Cane

Can't blame him. Folks asked nicely and not so nicely and on it goes. 100s of political blogs and no canes blogs now. Ugh

Ohio_Cane

Man, U take your daughter to her first soccer game last night, and come back to this? Sheesh.

Go,GoCanes!

And thanks for the kind words last night UMike, much appreciated.

Finally saw a picture of App State's stadium last night. It may be crazy for them, but I don't see us being rattled by the surroundings.

I think getting 30k in there, even in a standing room only scenario, will be very difficult to pull off.

UMike

These dumbazzes in Boone think they're going to win

Posted by: Lur-ker | September 14, 2016 at 07:23 AM

I think they have legit reasons to feel confident. Don't get me wrong, I believe we will win, but I could surely see why they feel they can.

30CINCO

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo

Miami leads FBS in rush yds by RB this season (638). Hurricane RB avg a Power 5-best 7.4 yds before contact per rush

Go,GoCanes!

Posted by: tjl3909 | September 14, 2016 at 08:59 AM

That Louisville QB is going to be a problem for them, big time.

Level of competition has been very suspect so far for the Cards, but man has that kid looked impressive.

Lur-ker

We ain't losing to a team that plays in a high school stadium with a track around it.

They have zero reason to think they can win.

Should we lose to them, shame on on us.

Terrance Sullivan

5 things I loved about our Canes win over FAU this past Saturday: 1. WR Run Blocking 2. Defense was outstanding 3. Offensive Line Run Blocking was good 4. Special Teams was good 5. Good in game coaching adjustments.
5 Things I hated about our Canes win against FAU: 1. 4/11 for 36% on 3rd downs is awful.(we should be going something like 7/11 on 3rd downs). 2. BK15 was very bad completing less than 60% of his passes throwing for under 200 yards and 2 INT's inexcusable,(BK15 should be throwing for around 70% completion percentage and a 3 TD to 1 INT Percatage. So Far through 2 Games on 2 TD to 1 INT against less than stellar competition. Do Better BK15. 3. Offensive Live Pass Protection was putrid. 4. Getting a FG Blocked is inexcusable 5. 9 Penalties for 90 yards is very bad and inexcusable. Better correct these situations pronto. Go Canes Beat the Moutaineers.

UMike

Lurker, I respectfully disagree. They have plenty of reasons to think they will win. I do not think so, but they certaunlt have reason to think so.

UMike

TSully... text me back lol

Go,GoCanes!

They have every right to believe they can win. They play hard, have talent and have done it before.

Actually doing it is another matter altogether.

TheeMackJones

Hurricanes - 3 1/2

The Vegas line hasn't changed since it opened at - 3 1/2. Very interesting indeed. huh

VA Cane

I think any underdog has a chance; this team has a lot of confidence and have been successful in Michigan, had a shot against UT.

We cannot walk in there like we have done so many times since 2003. Stomping on Lville logo, getting crushed by UVA at the OB, Clemson FSU, UNC disasters, etc.....just thinking showing up wins the game does not work. How many times I have seen us roll into cold, inclimate weather in Bburg....and get beat...too many.

I really sense a difference from Clapster, Onionhead and AlPa. They never had control, a feel for the pulse of the team, or any understanding of fundamental football.....all 3 were terrible at these things. CMR is different, along with the staff. I think it will be a challenge, and i think we can win in a good game. We can dominate if we do things right.

My Keys

Run the ball as we have been. The line has got to pick their feet up, low hard clean fast blocking. Hit and stick with block. Backs keep running north south. Establish run with Walton, Yearby then get TEs WRs the ball..keep mixing run in...get the backs the ball in the air as well. Line...protect BK, keep him clean. BK...loosen up relax play calm...vision...see yourself suceeding.

D has been great...these guys want to run it. Stop that run; TFL, be in backfield, tackles jam that center area up....ends protect flank but stay on them...up on that ball and moving. Young Gun LBs keep at it...tackle them hard! Stop run...then make them have to do what they do not want to do...PASS. DBs smother them, man coverage. Line pressure pressure sack hit hurt that QB! LBs be ready for the dump stuff...tackle those guys hard...Tatumize them!

ST need be smart and sharp....kick coverage flying but under control in lanes. Returns...set that table!

finally....no foolish penalties and no TOs..but get picks and fumbles.

We can win if we execute fundamental, enthusiastic solid football. I am leaving for my moms now.....Go Canes!!

KYcane

Awesome picture of the chairs overlooking the water.

TheeMackJones

Hurricane assistant coach Craig Kuligowski named national DL coach of the week, according to CoachingSearch.com

Go,GoCanes!

Barry: Incoming UM player Dewan Huell arrested for battery, reports @AndySlater . Allegedly dragged man who was in closet with DW's ex-girlfriend

thirstybuzzardcane

Hard Rock sign is going up and it looks like they put the rest of the sun panels in. They are going to be fixing the leaky roof.

https://twitter.com/TomGarfinkel/status/776058837187043328

thirstybuzzardcane


More pics.

https://twitter.com/TomGarfinkel/status/776074927057305601

thirstybuzzardcane

Well this isn't good. Basketball player Dewan Huell is arrested.

https://twitter.com/flasportsbuzz/status/776080179932389376

Sarasota 'cane

Once again sorry Soup. While not a participant in the actual dust up, I should not have been on the sidelines laughing and making jokes either.

Lur-ker

Posted by: UMike | September 14, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Agree or disagree. Makes no difference.

Canes have been soft for over ten years. I guess it rubs off.

Super soft to give them any respect. F' em. They're basically a d-2 team and I'm not throwing any respect their way. They're delusional hillbillies.

Gin & Tonic

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 14, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Great post.

I think the poor 3rd down conversion % is a result of Richt being a little too pass happy on first down. I understand you need to mix it up, but I think passing on first down is much more potent after the run has been established with playaction.

30CINCO

Was listening to the story on Huell. According to Big O, the police report states he dragged a guy he found hiding in a closet with his girl.

If that's all it is, I dont think its a big deal. Quite frankly, for a 17/18 years old to only do that, is pretty impressive in itself.

Terrance Sullivan

UMike My Phone Died Saturday Night I wont have a new one until Tomorrow Night.

Terrance Sullivan

UMike E-Mail me at terrance.sullivan24@gmail.com

30CINCO

UM player faith in these football coaches much higher after regime change

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article101779447.html#storylink=cpy

Lur-ker

The Dewan Huell thing is not good, he made a mistake, but it's not the end of the world either. He just has to learn to step back and think. No gf or ex-gf is worth getting arrested over. He'll learn.

I'm thinking a couple of games at the start of the year. Those are cupcakes anyway.

30CINCO

To where is the question:

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 23m23 minutes ago

ACC moving 2016 football title game, 2017 women's basketball tourney, 2017 baseball tourney and other championships out of North Carolina.

SinisterCane

Posted by: 30CINCO | September 14, 2016 at 01:40 PM

Miami, Jacksonville or Tampa

SinisterCane

CANEZ 35

APP 10

TheeMackJones

The A-T-L, or Orlando, or Tampa would be good venues for the ACC championship football game.

Go,GoCanes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | September 14, 2016 at 01:54 PM

Me too.

canezilla

They used to have the acc championship in tampa..NOBODY came to the games

Terrance Sullivan

Atlanta is out the SEC Championship Game is held the same day. Orlando or Miami or Washington DC works.

SinisterCane

Basketball tourney - ATL

ACCCG - Tampa or Jax

Baseball tourney - Miami

UMike

Lurker... was that an attempt to call me soft? Im gonna assume it wasnt.

I think you are missing what I am saying. I DO NOT THINK they will beat us, not at all. But THEY have reasons to think it. Not me, but them.

UMike

Im going with...

Miami - 30
APP State - 17

Ohio_Cane

Is it game prediction time already?


35-13, C-A-N-E-S

Lur-ker

If you think about it, Orlando makes the most sense:

1. Plenty of hotel rooms
2. Built-in family appeal and attractions
3. Easy in/out - lots of direct flights. Economical
4. Overall has the best potential for drawing larger crowds than Tampa, Jax, Atlanta

The other possibility is Hard Rock.

I don't see them going north.

They have to come south. Unless anyone can think of any others, these of the candidates:
Atlanta
Jacksonville
Orlando
Miami
Tampa
Any others?

Ohio_Cane

Notice something new on the helmets of Hurricanes players? Here's how "Canes" are earned:

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/09/14/miami-hurricanes-football-mark-richt-helmet-stickers-canes/

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsVi4PGVIAAltmY.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsVi4bcUkAEzsQS.jpg

Lur-ker

34-14

30CINCO

I've always like the helmet sticker idea. Nice badge of honor system.

Terrance Sullivan

What part of the Game wont be in Atlanta do U all not understand. Both the ACC and SEC title games are on December 3rd. The SEC Game Starts at 4;30PM and ACC Game starts at 8PM. So please stop saying Atlanta Geez. SMH

UMike

What about Atlanta?

Terrance Sullivan

Miami 37 App State 14

Lur-ker

Atlanta is still in play, though.

Grady HS will definitely be available.

Lur-ker

Seriously, though, who says it has to be on the 3rd?

tjl3909

Not Orlando-all the high school championship games are that weekend in Camping World Stadium.

Ohio_Cane

I love Richt!

“Something happened today - I'm not going to say exactly what - that, you know what, if it's loud, we have a problem. We have to make sure we know exactly what to do. That's why you practice. Something will pop up and you're like, 'I didn't think of that. I should have thought of that, but I didn't.' Anyway, those kinds of things happen. Good thing we still have tomorrow to iron it out."

Ohio_Cane

Richt interview from today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwMlD5gjoGI

Terrance Sullivan

So Hard Rock Stadium in Miami then or JFK Stadium in DC

30CINCO

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 15s15 seconds ago

Could Miami bid for some of the relocated ACC championship events? AD Blake James says it may be a possibility...

https://t.co/2p38OazPC5

Ohio_Cane

Richt is a poet and don't know it... "Does he have the poise to handle the noise?"

Lur-ker

My logic about Orlando being at the top of the list is sound:

Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN)
9/14/16, 4:48 PM
ACC football title game leaving North Carolina, most likely headed to Orlando

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17547270/acc-moving-neutral-site-championship-games-north-carolina-due-hb2

30CINCO

KC McDermott: rated top two G overall in week 2 by this site:

"McDermott was a force in the running game as he created good movement at the point of attack while not surrendering a pressure on his 32 attempts."

https://www.profootballfocus.com/college-football-pff-team-of-the-week-2/

tjl3909

Milander in Hialeah?

thirstybuzzardcane

I wish would do the hurricane warning flag for the stickers.

His Royal Dudeness

Soy azul.

58 Straight

I am done with this nonsense.

UMike and OhioCane, IF you got this can you two together filter out the noise? The racism, politics, or stupidity otherwise?

58 Straight

I like these options

1.Attend the games
2.Tailgate at E5

Posted by: raizecane | September 14, 2016 at 07:36 AM

BEST options available!

58 Straight

Awesome picture of the chairs overlooking the water.

Posted by: KYcane | September 14, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Actually from a house I am selling in Winter Haven. So check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz9cEbjIfsg

UMike

I got you 58... at least when Im here at work. Cant do much when at the shelter or home.

UMike

tSully...check your email

30CINCO

Kaaya: cool, calm and in control as he strives to improve at App State

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article101899807.html#storylink=cpy

30CINCO

Darrion Owens makes inspiring comeback from knee injury -- Miami will need him this week.

https://t.co/UMqfjxLUYI

30CINCO

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 11m11 minutes ago

How big is Miami at App State?

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that App State has added 117 temporary restrooms for this game.

Go,GoCanes!

Good article 30.

UMike

TSully...KY and others, I got my GT tix using the family pack Tsully suggested. $38.50 and it INCLUDES a $10 concession voucher! Seats are going fast, we got ours in...

Section 217, Row 23 seats 1-5
Section 217, Row 24, Seats 3-7

Within 2 mins seats 1-2 from row 24 were taken when I went back to order.

30CINCO

Blake James ‏@CanesAllAccess 15m15 minutes ago

Be on the lookout for a big announcement next Monday, Sept 19 regarding @CanesFootball. Tune in to @560WQAM at 6PM for Hotline w/Coach Richt

UMike

Also...parking is 3rd Street AT&T Deck... passes are $20. this is a MUST no matter where you sit in the game, must park here

Terrance Sullivan

UMike Thats a Big 10-4. Do U Copy KYCane and SaraSota Cane!

tjl3909

Awesome:
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/09/arizonas-uniforms-hawaii-uss-arizona-pearl-harbor

Go,GoCanes!

Free The Space!!

UMike

I do not have the authority to free the space... just keeping it clean. Trust me, Id rather it be free too

30CINCO

Ariz:

Walton and Yearby look to continue success

Miami’s rushing attack has powered the Canes in the first two games against FAMU and Florida Atlantic. Mark Richt will need his ball carriers to have another standout performance on the road this weekend against Appalachian State.

Sophomore Mark Walton and junior Joseph Yearby have spearheaded the ground game for the Hurricanes, each having gone for 100 yards in the first two games. Gus Edwards also got over the century-mark in the season opener against the Rattlers.

“We take a lot of pride in it. That's what I came here for – to run the ball. All the great running backs came before us and we all enjoy when our number is called and we come in the game,” said Walton.

Some Canes fans have worried about a potential letdown this week, but there has not been any signs of that this week in Coral Gables. The Miami players seem to be respecting their opponent, especially considering it is the first road game of the season.

Walton, who scored four times for the Canes last week, knows that App State won’t be easy pickins’.

“It’s going to be one of the tougher environments that we will be in this year,” Walton said. “It’s going to be a huge crowd up there and one for the largest things in their hometown.”

“As a team, we enjoy it. We just have to come through a lot of adversity,” he added.

Joseph Yearby led Miami in carries last game with 20. He assessed what he’s seen from the Mountaineers on film.

“They like to bring a lot of field pressure. Those guys are tough – they’re very disciplined and they’re going to come to play,” the Miami Central product Yearby said.

“They swarm to the ball. All eleven guys try to get there at once.”

Both Walton and Yearby believe that it’s only a matter of time before their success opens the door for Brad Kaaya to put up some big numbers.

Walton explained where he thinks Kaaya’s struggles from last weekend came from.

“I think that’s because they key on him and that makes it even easier for us. Now that they’ve seen we can run the ball, they’ll probably try to stop the run in this game,” he said.

Yearby echoed Walton’s thoughts.

“Going into the game knowing that we have two running backs who can run the ball, it can open up the pass game for the quarterback and receivers,” Yearby said.

Lur-ker

Walton is starting to look really really special

UMike

Lurker, I agree. I was thinking the same thing. He is starting to separate himself. IMO looks very different from last year.

Go,GoCanes!

Yesterday FAU's coach said Walton's a first round back.

Go,GoCanes!

Where is the outrage?

Feldman: NCAA says 2 boosters impermissibly provided nearly $3,500 in extra benefits to a #Stanford football player: ncaa.org/about/resource…

UMike

From a poster on CIS


Mark Pope Rivals

https://miami.rivals.com/news/local-...e-to-stay-home

- Enjoyed time at Miami vs FAU
- Talked to Richt in Club LIV (That's awesome) about staying home
- Loves Alabama, their offense and the way they use their receivers
- Will visit again for FSU game; wants Canes to win
- Wants to see Miami throw the ball more; they are run heavy right now (But he likes Alabama??)
- Doesn't know if Miami will be in his top 5
- Heavy Alabama lean (My interpretation)

Looks like an uphill battle (again) for the best WR in South Florida. Seems like Saban's claws are deep here

Lur-ker

You're a WR, you better hope you win the Alabama wide receiver lottery. They heavily feature one guy. With other 4/5 star WRs watching him him the few passes thrown, in their run heavy offense.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go,GoCanes! | September 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Wake me when it's Auburn, Bama or LSU

UMike

Ok, Im off to the shelter... 58/Ohio etc has to take over... later sppacers

SinisterCane

CIS:

Learning from UT Game: Things to look for at Boone

- In App State's lone comparable game (UTenn) this year, they allowed 6 TFLs and no sacks.

What that means for us?

I would be surprised if we don't see another double digit TFL game or near it for our defense. Yes, our two previous opponents were not as good. Yes, App State runs the ball more. But, I think you'll see Diaz use the blitz to stop the run, as he's known to do.

- 2 of those TFLs came from Kendall Vickers, UTenn's DT who was a former 3-star, 225 pound SSDE a few years back. Through 2 games, he's arguably been their most productive DL from a stats perspective.

What that means for us?

I don't believe Vickers is as talented as any of our top 3 DTs. Make of that what you wish. Diaz and Kul can place rotate DTs against their weaker Guard for the entire afternoon. App State does have a pro prospect listed along their OL interior.

- UT's Derek Barnett was more or less neutralized against App St.

What that means for us?

Barnett is a likely top 15 pick in next year's NFL draft. A former 4 star, he's been really productive. He's our Chad Thomas, though his build and position as an Edge rusher are more comparable to D-Jax against App state. Basically, don't expect a ton of sacks on Saturday unless App State goes down huge early, which is not entirely expected - especially if the weather fails to hold up. Their passing game and QB's style doesn't lend itself to sacks.

- UT's leading solo tackler was their FS

What that means for us?

Manny Diaz likes to fit a particular coverage behind his aggressive fronts. Without going into that detail, it places the Safeties in a high pressure situation where, if the other team goes spread, the two safeties are expected to read the inside WR and many times fill the alley. Watch their feet at the snap. Instead of the 2 steps back you often saw last year, our 2 deep Safeties will remain relatively stagnant, pause or even lean forward. It's a significant change in how to play defense. I actually half expect Diaz to go slightly away from this coverage and show some single high safety with Jamal Carter coming straight downhill to fill. Don't be surprised if one of our three leading tacklers is either Carter, Jaquan or Jenkins.

- Two top tacklers for UT were both LBs

What that means for us?

This one is a little more obvious, I think. We're playing a zone option team. Our LBs are going to have to play well and tackle well on both inside and outside zones. Perhaps I am overly optimistic, but I think Shaq and Pinkney are made for stopping this type of offense. When the ball snaps, Shaq will already be halfway to blowing up his gap. Wouldn't be surprised if both of these guys end up with double digit tackles for the afternoon.

- App State's QB was 15/23 for 108 total passing yards

What that means for us?

I've discussed this throughout the week. The reason I'm confused by the vegas line and people's concerns is because our primary soft spot as a defense is not an area their QB has shown to accurately hit. What's more, against the type of competition they'll face on Saturday, App State has failed to show the ability to push the ball downfield. Of course, let's consider that Tennessee has two pro prospects at Corner. Luckily for us, I believe we clearly have one and Redwine is young and playing solidly.

- App State was 3/13 on 3rd down conversions vs UTenn

What that means for us?

It goes along with the above about their QB's accuracy. I'll believe it when I see it. First things first: we have to keep them behind schedule and in uncomfortable 3rd down scenarios. If Saturday ends up being a rainy muck, this becomes even more important. You'd think our pass coverage is the most important key for this 3rd down conversion bullet point. I think it's a singular position: DT.

Thinking back to Diaz's scheme and its weak points, one of the biggest pressure points is whether a DT can hold up inside against a double team so that it places less pressure on the MLB getting chipped at the second level, which places less strain on the Safeties being asked to fill. Therefore, Kendrick Norton, please stand up. My personal perspective is you're going to see a hard, hard slanting defense and lots of gap exchange on 1st and 2nd down. Diaz will try to force as many 3rd and 7+ as he feasibly can.

- App State and Tennessee played an incredibly tight game and went into OT

What that means for us?

I grinned ear to ear when I saw this live. App State had to show nearly everything sans whatever handful of wrinkles they've installed. We should not be completely caught by surprise more than a few times. We know what they'll do offensively. They have to now beat us in individual matchups and I don't believe they can do that consistently enough.

SOUP

Awesome picture of the chairs overlooking the water.

Posted by: KYcane | September 14, 2016 at 11:18 AM

That photo is from a listing I have in Winter Haven. Check out this drone video of the place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz9cEbjIfsg

SOUP

THE SPACE IF FREE!

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Please don't EVER make me put it back.

Ohio_Cane

THE SPACE IF FREE!

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Posted by: SOUP | September 15, 2016 at 01:48 PM
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PRAISE JESUS!!

Go,GoCanes!

So I'm watching MSNBC....

Just kidding.

Why am I so pumped for this game? Maybe it's because there's a little "Us against the world" element to it?

Ohio_Cane

This game won't be close. I've got $100 on it. Literally.

Go,GoCanes!

I agree Ohio.

Every time Tennessee went vertical they had success. They'd then inexplicably abandon it completely.

Mark from Atlanta

Soup, you are a gentleman and a scholar...not involved, I apologize for the shizat getting sideways herein.
I chose not to post. ..as I relish this site for connecting me to my fellow Canes brothers and sisters.
I thank you for Canespace. ..I check in almost daily. ...

Moving on. ...
I'm still nervous about this game gents...
I'm not sure how we would've fared on Thursday night in Knoxville?
1000% coaching improvement gives me faith. .!
Def & Off lines must set and maintain the tone (obvious I know ). ...

God bless you and Go Canes! !
And Soup, God's blessings to you brother!
Thanks for providing me and many other hungry azz Canes this experience!

UMike

I think it will be close and we pull away slightly at the end.

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