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October 26, 2016

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Sarasota 'cane

If you're into conspiracies and chem-trails and whatnot that "1st" means we are going to beat ND on Saturday!!

UM 28
ND 17

Go 'canes!!

Sarasota 'cane

Rollover post:

So with this blog we've uncovered 6 hypotheses for UM's recent slide:

A. It's Richt's fault.
B. It's Kaaya's fault.
C. It's the WR's & TE's fault.
D. It's the OL's fault.
E. The entire offense is overrated.
F. All of the above (to some extent).

I'm going with "F", with a re-evaluation following Saturdays game.

SOUP

UM 41, ND 20

That is all.

Sarasota 'cane

Thanks for fixing that Soup!!

VfB_Cane

Excellent blog, best one in a very long time. This letter should be sent to CMR and published on every channel available.

The only thng I only partially agree with is a final score of 41-20.
D'No is gone, so giving up 20 points should no longer be the standard. Even in the recent losses, we gave up only 6 points in quarters 1,2 and 4 against FSU, then held UNC scoreless in the second half.

Go Canes!

Porter trying to convince people what we already know,

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/10/25/three-reasons-why-corn-elder-is-miami-hurricanes-real-mvp/

raizecane

Amen......

30CINCO

From a CIS poster:

I know this has been discussed several times, but found this interesting.

Porter posted on twitter the number of dropped balls by each player and how no P5 school is dropping the ball at a higher rate.

Richards 5
Coley 4
Njoku 3
Berrios/Dobard 2
Walton, Yearby, Herndon, Williams 1

Thats a lot of potential first downs, points and explosive plays right there.

While I haven't been a huge fan of the play calling at times, if you have this many drops, an oline that can't protect, and a QB that has a propensity to hold on to the ball too long, its not going to matter who's calling plays or what they're calling.

Go Canes!

Don't forget to add in the automatic false start on every first down in the redzone.

Lot's of work to do on offense, from CMR down to the kicker.

30CINCO

Agreed ^^^

UMike

While I haven't been a huge fan of the play calling at times, if you have this many drops, an oline that can't protect, and a QB that has a propensity to hold on to the ball too long, its not going to matter who's calling plays or what they're calling.

Posted by: 30CINCO | October 26, 2016 at 08:09 AM

And who is responsible for all that?

SinisterCane

If players aren't doing their job then the HC gets AXED just ask Golden Shannon and Coker about what they players need to improve

1mg of Epi

Just curious... His did that CIS poster define a "drop"?

UMike

Epi... i think that poster got those numbers from Porter

Sarasota 'cane

I'm not sure how many were bad throws but we've all seen drops that should've been caught, many for 1st downs.

30CINCO

And who is responsible for all that?

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 08:41 AM
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How many times has it been stated the HC is responsible for EVERYTHING? He will get fired if he cant right the ship.

Once you understand this, we can have the conversation of things that are in the control of the players, things like catching the ball, blocking the man in front of you, making the right throw, etc. What good is it calling the perfect play, only to not execute it properly?

Should he bench Richards and Coley for the drops? Maybe, lets put in Mullins or whoever else you want to name. Do you think in the big picture it will give us the best chance to win games now? I'm betting CMR thinks even with the drops, those players give us the best chance to be successful. What does he know, he's only there at practice everyday.

Again:

Lot's of work to do on offense, from CMR down to the kicker.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 26, 2016 at 08:19 AM

1mg of Epi

Yea mike says it clear as day! From porter lol.

The receivers haven't had their heads in the game. Wonder why?

UMike

If the OL cant block the man in front of them, change the play calling to get it out quicker. If Kaaya isnt making the right throws then many the QB coach needs to work with him more. You guys make it seem like players aren't executing on 99% of the plays or something.

Can you at least recognize that running a run option does not work with our QB and that our offense is very predictable? We are not utilizing our strengths while at the same time continuing to lean towards our weaknesses.

Ohio_Cane

Big:

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 1m1 minute ago

Watching early drills here at Miami and can see Chad Thomas, Gerald Willis, Rayshawn Jenkins & Sheldrick Redwine all participating

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 26, 2016 at 09:39 AM

Epi you make a ton of valid points, as many or more as anybody on here. But in my opinion this isn't one of them.

You make it seem like we are running Paul Johnson's triple option here. There are plenty, dozens and dozens of programs who throw the ball less than we do yet receivers still manage to hold onto it when it comes to them.

Their heads not being in the game, especially when they know they're going to be targeted on a play, is no excuse.

Ohio_Cane

Offensive targets (Holy drops): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvsmkErVMAAd6vr.jpg

Defensive targets: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cvsm2ffVMAgtBX7.jpg

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 09:44 AM

I'm making it seem like we are failing on all levels, from coaching, to talent, concentration, to execution.

Others want to put 99.99999% of the blame on the singular thing.

1mg of Epi

Go..

It's absolutely NOT an excuse. These guys are supposed to be future professionals, and look what they're doing!

Now... as far the offense, I would other argue other run heavy teams have productive running games... making it easier for receivers to not get frustrated... and we know how receivers are prima donnas...

But you're on point, NO excuse for the drop in production . Maybe pun intended.

UMike

Others want to put 99.99999% of the blame on the singular thing.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 26, 2016 at 09:48 AM

yes... coaching

1mg of Epi

Go.. further to your overall point..

I think we can all agree that the failure has been global. Their are systemic failures and individual ones too. But it's a new week and a new opportunity to improve.

We're playing Norte Shame this week, so we can all also agree that it's a perfect opportunity to get better, and pump the brakes on the negativity.

I for one would much prefer to have the current staff succeed in their current roles then the other option.

UMike

Against P5 schools last year, with virtually the same offensive personal we scored...

44
36
23
24
30
30
27
21
38
29

That was with a horrible defense not really giving the offense many chances. We score that much in games this year we go 11-1.

UMike

i for one would much prefer to have the current staff succeed in their current roles then the other option.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Agreed... BUT... this is another situation like we have seen in recent years. We go into a game just knowing a team is having a bad year, has a bad defense etc etc...only to see that team magically find its grove against us. That trend has to stop

1mg of Epi

BBC?

Mike you're right there's no denying there is a coaching problem. There's also no denying there is player problem. I also put more blame on the staph, but still...

UMike

I will just agree to disagree with Go and 30 and turn my attention to ND... this is a must win for our program. We finish strong and we will finish strong in recruiting, get ranked again and start next year ranked.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

You have 10 entries, the shitty QB who you count as the 'same personnel' only played 9 P5 schools last year. So this is already not accurate. Now throw in a completely different coaching terminology if not attack (there was no under center I form until fatso was canned while GD sid-tard lied about the chants to fire him reported by the AP later that day remember) and this is basically useless. Not as useless as star counting for guys who have already have their signing class drafted by the NFL or claiming a poor throw behind a guy running a middle crossing route is a drop without a link proving your claim, mind you, but still useless.

1mg of Epi

Agreed... BUT... this is another situation like we have seen in recent years. We go into a game just knowing a team is having a bad year, has a bad defense etc etc...only to see that team magically find its grove against us. That trend has to stop

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Spot on.

Ohio_Cane

Top QB pressures/hits

CThomas - 12
McIntosh - 6
JJackson - 3
Harris - 3
RJenkins - 3
McCloud - 3

1mg of Epi

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | October 26, 2016 at 10:14 AM

You've seen a crossing route?

30CINCO

2 contributors that played well and we miss, Waters and Scott. Not game breakers, but they were reliable. Both in the league if I'm not mistaken.

1mg of Epi

Herb is on the packers practice squad and Rashawn is w the dolphins, not sure if he is on the regular roster.

UMike

C. Thomas and Elder have been great, especially Elder. Coming into this year I thought he may have been a little overrated as a CB... those thoughts are long gone. I wouldn't be surprised if he is a 1st rounder.

1mg of Epi

Mike..

The defense itself is an indictment of the offense.

Sarasota 'cane

You've seen a crossing route?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 26, 2016 at 10:21 AM

At the GT game they did two in succession and scored on the drive. It was one of the best drives of the year. It was beautiful to watch and for some reason we haven't gone back to it.

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

We lost two Senior wide receivers with over 100 catches last year and replaced them with an ultra talented but at times shaky true freshman and a 5'8" slot receiver.

It's not the same personnel for the passing game.

Regardless, on to the stinking Irish. If the reports hold true and Chad, Demetrius, Jenkins and Redwine play, we gonna roll.

1mg of Epi

There are a few drives this year that were beautiful to watch. And a couple others that were equally impressive until they stalled in the red zone. These drives were similar in tempo and playcall. Each followed by more of the run, run, sack, punt BS.

Sarasota 'cane

This horse dies the day before yesterday. Like Umike said, on to the Irish...

Go 'canes!!

TruCane81

This is EXACTLY why we are so hard on CMR.

When a coach forces a gameplan rather than allowing it to develop based on the talents of his team and opposition, failure is generally the result. Especially when a unit that was productive free falls in productivity. Last year we were decent, this year we SUCK. The main change was the coach. This sucks the life out of a team like a black hole.

This failure causes a a lack of focus that results in average to good players looking VERY BAD. THERE IS ONE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER. He has not done this.

The play calling has been so out of whack that it is difficult to focus on the players individual lack of execusion. The qb down to the kicker need RHYTHM. CMR has given it to them then snatched it away for NO REASON, except forcing an idea. We don't have an identity thar we can lean on in tough situations. CMR's lack of flexibility and versatility will ensure we don't find a positive identity if the stubbornness continues.

TruCane81

That was with a horrible defense not really giving the offense many chances. We score that much in games this year we go 11-1.

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

My post was a response to this from UMIKE

Go Canes!

Willis practiced as well.

Huuuggggeee.

TruCane81

C. Thomas and Elder have been great, especially Elder. Coming into this year I thought he may have been a little overrated as a CB... those thoughts are long gone. I wouldn't be surprised if he is a 1st rounder.

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Corn is definitely a mid to late first rounder UMIKE. They may try to front on him because of his size. I hope the buccs can get him as a nickel corner. He does it all..... covers, blitzes, makes plays and is the most consistent tackler on the team, which is amazing.

SinisterCane

Defense has less depth and talent compared to the offense but already in yr 1 Manny Diaz has proved what good coaching can do despite being dealt a worse hand than FuqMR

TruCane81

Defense has less depth and talent compared to the offense but already in yr 1 Manny Diaz has proved what good coaching can do despite being dealt a worse hand than FuqMR

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Sinister laying the wood like usual.

UMike

CMR did an interview, I think it was on his own show, where he talked about how he has the first however many series scripted. I think this may be common place, but I wonder how strictly he sticks to that script when its not working.

TruCane81

At the GT game they did two in succession and scored on the drive. It was one of the best drives of the year. It was beautiful to watch and for some reason we haven't gone back to it.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 26, 2016 at 10:49 AM


EXACTLY, SOTA.This is what makes this skid so frustrating. CMR going away from his successful calls. Iff he stuck with these plays, the rpo would be more effective and those swing passes would have alot more space.

Make those lbs and safeties have to account for those short passes, and all of a sudden Walton and Yearby will look like NFL backs ( which they are).

TruCane81

There are a few drives this year that were beautiful to watch. And a couple others that were equally impressive until they stalled in the red zone. These drives were similar in tempo and playcall. Each followed by more of the run, run, sack, punt BS.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM


Yep!

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM

This team will stall in the redzone regardless. Just not that talented. Njoku is probably the best threat in that situation. The 3rd down struggles though are as Mark said, on him. He hasnt helped Kaaya or the OL at all.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM

+1.

TruCane81

You are absolutely right, Go. We miss Herb and especially Rashawn. But they had their disappearing acts too.

The recieving corp is not as strong this will ear, but we knew that going in.

Herndon has been big for us.We should build the gameplan around him. Njoku is talented, but unfocused. Still, I would rather be talking about the tight ends and recievers are dropping passe than our oc is calling bad games.

With better play calling, there would be much less bad play to criticize. And when there is bad play to criticize, the player will deserve the brunt of the blame. We cannot honestly saw that's the case from what we have seen.

TruCane81

Recieving corp not as strong as last year*

Don't know how I typed that mess lol

TruCane81

CMR did an interview, I think it was on his own show, where he talked about how he has the first however many series scripted. I think this may be common place, but I wonder how strictly he sticks to that script when its not working.

Posted by: UMike | October 26, 2016 at 11:21 AM


He has to be pretty dedicated to the script, because we are not seeing much adjustment in game.

Go Canes!

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 26, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Less depth for sure but you really think we're better on offense from player 1-11?

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 26, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Coming into the year? Yes. Now? No. The D has an identity. They work together and have an additude. The O is lost. They have no clue how to pick up a blitz.

30CINCO

Eight sacks on Brad Kaaya put Miami Hurricanes’ linemen in nasty mood

“We don’t blame anybody,” Richt said. “We correct.”

Who is he correcting? Everybody.

“All I can tell you is when we meet, everybody’s got a piece of this pie, so to speak,” Richt said. “Everybody’s got a job to do.”

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/10/25/eight-sacks-on-brad-kaaya-put-miami-hurricanes-linemen-in-nasty-mood/

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Onion: Cubs Fan Ready To Get Completely Drunk Again Only Only Two Days Rest. 😂

ColaCane

I don't care if you flip flop the d linemen to the O side, add trainers, the waterboy,(girl), the concession stand workers, security personnel, ticket takers, WHOEVER, just PLEASE for the love of ALL that is DECENT, BEAT ND!!!

CGNC

Hello party people, did we find what ails the offense yet? LOL

CGNC

Sarasota - I pick "F".

Go Canes!

Posted by: ColaCane | October 26, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Amen.

30CINCO

Former Hurricanes quarterbacks believe Brad Kaaya can turn around Miami offense

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/10/26/former-hurricanes-quarterbacks-believe-brad-kaaya-can-turn-around-miami-offense/

TheeMackJones

" As far as Miami is concerned, the Hurricanes have largely transcended suspensions and injuries to concoct one of the nation’s most improved defenses.

Under first-year head coach Mark Richt — who once hired VanGorder himself, at Georgia — and guided by first-year coordinator Manny Diaz, the Hurricanes have improved 50 spots or more nationally over last season in rushing defense (101 to 51), scoring defense (77 to 12), sacks (70 to 17) and tackles for loss (105 to 1).

“They've allowed their personnel to be who they are,” Kelly assessed regarding the improvement. “Not to take anything away from the former staff, but I think they really have identified who they are and allowed each one of their players to be the kind of player that they were recruited to be, and just go play.

“You don't see a lot of fronts, a lot of coverages. They're going to let their athletic ability stand out. It's similar to our situation where in a few short weeks we (improved on) defense. You can make those jumps quickly. I think that they've been able to do it, because they've had very good players and they're letting them play.” " NDinsider.com

30CINCO

Freshman RB Homer Impressing on Special Teams

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/Freshman-RB-Travis-Homer-Impressing-on-Special-Teams-48525031

Sarasota 'cane

I'm sticking with an "F" as well CGNC,
but I am always optimistic that we can fix what ails us. Hell look at the turn around the Dolphins have made the last 2 games!! Protect your so-so QB and let them make enough plays to win. Now if UM could only get a 200+ yard/game rushing attack!!

TheeMackJones

" “They've allowed their personnel to be who they are,” Kelly assessed regarding the improvement. “Not to take anything away from the former staff, but I think they really have identified who they are and allowed each one of their players to be the kind of player that they were recruited to be, and just go play. " Coach Brian Kelly
#############

I opined this about Miami's defense and the Two Stooges who were in charge of that defense after the " 2011 season. " And continued to harp about that issue the next season. Yet that ONION HEAD was to blame for Miami's bland seasons in ' 11 and ' 12. Go figure.

TruCane81

but I think they really have identified who they are and allowed each one of their players to be the kind of player that they were recruited to be, and just go play.

Posted by: TheeMackJones | October 26, 2016 at 01:48 PM

We do this with the offense and we can find an identity to lean on. It won't take as much as many think to play more sound football and make
A late season run.

We need a run and bowl win to take some momentum into the recruiting season.

TheeMackJones

Miami, Florida - 2 1/2

I expect a major shift in the line by Friday night. Hopefully the SMART MONEY, high rollers roll with Miami. No pun intended. Huh.

Oh, and one more thing. Although Notre Dame's defense is still suspect, the unit has made MAJOR, drastic improvements since Kelly fired his defensive coordinator. For example, the Dame has gone from 108th total defense to 67th total defense. Ouch.

Ohio_Cane

Line started at Miami +1, Mack.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 26, 2016 at 02:21 PM

Exactly TruCane81! That's why Saturday's game is absolutely CRUCIAL for Miami. Matter of fact, arguably speaking more crucial than the FSU game. Because if Miami doesn't come away with a win. It's highly possible the team only wins two games the rest of the season. Virginia and Duke. OUCH

By the way, Duke defeated the Fighting Celts with a REDSHIRT-FRESHMEN quarterback! And their defense isn't in the same league as Miami's.

The bottom line: No more excuses! No more " my bad! " No more pointing the fingers! And no more blaming CMR! Because it's time for Miami to do the IMPROBABLE. huh. Beat Notre Dame now!

TheeMackJones

Line started at Miami +1, Mack.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 26, 2016 at 02:28 PM

So are U going to wager at least $ 500.00 dollars on Miami, Ohio-Cane?

Ohio_Cane

No, but I put $100 on them at the +1

roachcane77

GREAT letter SOUP! Well done.

Now let's beat ND!

TruCane81

No, but I put $100 on them at the +1

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 26, 2016 at 02:34 PM


You a braver man than me, Ohio. I'm too emotionally invested in the Canes to make logic based bets. Or you just got more cash lol.

VA Cane

I think people forget this is a team game. The play calling, the offensive attack has been bland and unimaginative, very non dynamic. The OL needs a lot of work; you got to coach these guys on a daily basis. BK needs to work harder at his craft. Guys have got to think not commit stupid penalties. Coaches have got to coach their positions. Coaches need to work together to create a better game plan and all O guys need to input ideas to improve things. There is a lot to blame, and everyone has a hand in it....except calls.

I cannot stand to hear people cry play after play and blame our lack of success on calls. If you do that I am sorry you do not know the game at all. Losing occurs when the other team executes the fundamentals without mistakes and you do not execute them....and make a lot of mistakes. Crying about officiating is for babies and losers....no room for it in the game. Yes calls get missed.....on all sides and in all games.

On KD11...great line...quick release saw the field well, knew where his receivers were....played with confidence. He did not thorw a beautiful ball, but it was accurate and got there quick.

On calls....We lost the Fiesta Fiasco not on that one call....but lack of execution especially on the lines....fundamental flaws....turnovers and penalties...the one call should have been meaningless.....had we played and executed like that team did in its time, we win going away. Dont blame calls....does not wash!

1mg of Epi

Willis practiced as well.

Huuuggggeee.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 26, 2016 at 11:09 AM

Yuuge?

TruCane81

Posted by: VA Cane | October 26, 2016 at 04:29 PM


For real, VA. We can't let games come down to officiating, they'll burn us every time!

The play was a top 5 moment in cfb history. They were to shocked to take it away (plus they didn't have any evidence on replay, he he). But ootherwise, play in soundly for 4 quarters and make officiating a non factor.

TruCane81

I meant THE PLAY!!!!!!!

TruCane81

Really pumped to see the D getting healthy. It would do Cane world good to see us knock them leprechaun chumps around. We come out lay the wood and embarass them physically and I won't give a damn how many points we score.


Just kick they ass D!!!!!!!

The Dude (Casual Fan)

It would be really swell if Diaz and co. can pitch a shutout.

VA Cane

It is frustrating to watch; I think of how I would attack different schemes. My guys are ubeaten, and the HS I help with is also unbeaten; we look very strong.The small black college VA State I help with as much as possible is doing well....we got pounded by Winston Salem State, and lost a heartbreaker to Bowie State, but we are 6-2. I do a lot of unexpected things that confuse people; they are not sure what we are up to at times....good thing. All 3 of my lines do Freddy a couple times a day Trucane....that footwork is critical and I got them moving ass. I think when you have a problem you really teach instruct develop....i work really hard with my guys.

I am no CMR; I know that. We all see things but i think he will get it worked out. I want to win now; I know it will take some time and like Manny D said there will be ups and downs and some pain!

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Where is everyone?

Sarasota 'cane

I know, right? Now that we all figured out what's wrong with UM Football I would love some in-depth analysis on how the 'canes! are gonna beat the Catholics!! My best guess is "convincingly"!!

Go 'canes!!

SOUP

While I haven't been a huge fan of the play calling at times, if you have this many drops, an oline that can't protect, and a QB that has a propensity to hold on to the ball too long, its not going to matter who's calling plays or what they're calling.

Posted by: 30CINCO | October 26, 2016 at 08:09 AM

U stick to this no matter what, OK?

It will comfort U and help U sleep at night.

SOUP

Where is everyone?

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 26, 2016 at 09:12 PM

#WorldSeries

1mg of Epi

Where is everyone?

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 26, 2016 at 09:12 PM

#WorldSeries

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 26, 2016 at 09:41 P

Lol Soup you're a funny guy!

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 26, 2016 at 09:41 PM

I wish I posted this truth nugget.

SOUP

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