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October 23, 2016

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Harry Miller

Give it some time.

Go Canes!

What Harry said.

HAPPY SOUP

I got, got, got, got no time.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Soup. Our Offense is drier than the Arizona Desert. We constantly fail to score SMH.

nemo2002

Otis! MY MAN!

HAPPY SOUP

12 years of hard time spent.

Need to be released...FREE THE BEAST!

Go Canes!

Now waaiiittttt a minute!!

HAPPY SOUP

Ottis Anderson

Position: Running back
Date of birth: January 19, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8

Career history
St. Louis Cardinals (1979–1986)
New York Giants (1986–1992)
Career highlights and awards
2× Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV)
Super Bowl MVP (XXV)
2× Pro Bowl (1979, 1980)
First-team All-Pro (1979)
Second-team All-Pro (1980)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1989)
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1979)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 10,273
Average: 4.0
Touchdowns: 86

Player stats at NFL.com
Ottis Jerome "O.J." Anderson (born January 19, 1957) is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press (AP) with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXV in 1991 when playing with the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Anderson was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was a football and track star at Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach, Florida before graduating in 1975. He went on to attend the University of Miami on a full athletic scholarship and earned a degree in Physical Education. During his college career, Anderson broke Chuck Foreman's career rushing records at the University of Miami, becoming the first player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in the school's history his senior year with 1,266 yards. He was named The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches First Team All-American and received All-American honorable mentions by both AP and UPI and graduated in 1979 as the team's all-time leading rusher with 3,331 yards.[1]

SJMPARMAN

You know, when we were changing coaches, certain decisions were made. You bought into them at the time. Not fair to your choice not to let is play out. IJS.

WWIN

Searles OLs have ranked in the 100s for sacks given up.

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 23, 2016 at 09:42 PM

Good thing we out bid GA Tech for him!

HAPPY SOUP

Click it and weep:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqeSUAlI5uI

HAPPY SOUP

SJMPARMAN...meet me in Orlando and ride with me 3 hours to a game, pay for my tickets, parking pass and tailgate and hotel and dinner and then ride back with me 3 hours back to Orlando talking about LOSING again and then, maybe THEN you can talk SMACK.

Until then STUFF it, CHOKE on it and then walk away before you get seriously HURT!

WWIN

Soup the answer to your riddle is simple...

Our offense didn't return any key starters like the defense... plus our defense has been great these past few years unlike our offense!

HAPPY SOUP

WWIN...SARCASM ALERT!!!

HAPPY SOUP

Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman (born October 26, 1950) is a retired American football player. He was a running back during his National Football League career, and often caught passes out of the backfield. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Foreman was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track at Frederick High School in Frederick, Maryland. His ability in football to catch passes out of the backfield was evident throughout his years on varsity at Frederick High School. He played center on Frederick High's outstanding basketball team, which narrowly missed the state title his senior year.

Foreman attended the University of Miami, where he played defensive back, wide receiver and running back.

The Minnesota Vikings first round draft choice in 1973, Chuck Foreman was selected with the 12th overall pick in the draft. He was a consensus choice as the National Football Conference (NFC) Rookie of the Year in 1973, when he rushed for 801 yards on 182 attempts and caught 37 passes for 362 yards.

Foreman was named NFC player of the year by The Sporting News in 1974 and by UPI in 1976. He was named All-Pro in 1975 and played in five consecutive Pro Bowls (1973–1977). Foreman had 3 straight seasons rushing for 1,000+ yards (1975–1977) and scored a then NFC record 22 Touchdowns in 14 games during the 1975 campaign. Foreman just missed a rare NFC 'Triple Crown' (rushing yards, receptions & TDs) in 1975 as well. During the last regular season game of 1975 the Vikings were playing the Buffalo Bills at Rich Stadium on Saturday, December 20 --- a nationally televised game on CBS --- during a classic Buffalo, NY snowstorm. Foreman was having a fantastic game despite the conditions. He finished with 85 yards rushing, 10 receptions and four TDs in less than three quarters. After Foreman's third score (which gave him 21 TDs for the year, one shy of the NFL mark), Fran Tarkenton joked in the huddle, "Anybody who gets to the one-yard line, go out of bounds. We want some touchdowns for Chuck."

During that same season, Foreman also led the NFL in receptions with 73, a record for receptions by a running back. Foreman amassed 51 touchdowns over a 3-year span (1974–1976). Foreman played in 3 Super Bowls with the Vikings. Injuries plagued him throughout the 1978 and 1979 seasons and Foreman was subsequently traded to the New England Patriots, where he spent the 1980 season before retiring.

His pass-catching ability out of the backfield, combined with the ability to make the first tackler miss, was a key in the Minnesota Viking offense, which was sort of a precursor of the West Coast Offense which became popular in the following decades. Chuck is widely known as "The Spin Doctor" for his elusive way of avoiding would-be tacklers.

WWIN

Soup...

It's CMR FIRST year here... the offense is not suppose to look competitive right now... slow your role give it a couple years first! You'll love those RPO's by then!

Go Canes!

Here's what I see happening currently.

Think it's safe to say none of these players would be here, committed or recommitted unless someone of CMR's reputation and track record wasn't hired. There are probably a few more I've forgotten about.

Dee Jay
CJ Johnson
Ahmon Richards
Finley
Carter
Haskins
McCloud
Perry

There's some top notch current and future playmakers there imo. There will be a lot more where those came from.

And yes, I know we have talent at the top, but when you get beyond that we see O-linemen that can't challenge underperforming starters, no WR's to replace ones with the drops and true freshmen at half our defensive positions during games.

We need very good players, lots and lots and lots of them.

CMRs sub-par play calling has been well documented. All that being said we are a blocked PAT from OT and a piss poor TD catch call from OT in two of our losses.

Oversimplification? Sure. But so is the scapegoating going on.

The reality is things kind of suck right now, but there's a lot of things he is improving, fixing and teaching that are going well too.

Go Canes!

p.s. Tonight is why Angry Soup is by far my favorite Soup.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2016 at 11:57 PM

We know all the resasons why. Fact is, if Richt were better, then we are 6-1 and we are talking about adding depth, but still winning the Coastal. Its not that he's calling bad plays every once in a while or he relies too much on the run or whatever. Its that he doesnt seem to know how to attack a blitz. That said, Im hoping he says holy sh*t I cant believe I effed that up so bad and he makes the change so that we win out. But we still have lost 2 games we shouldnt have and you know damn well what winning thoss two games would have meant. Richt is a guy that wants to win a lot of games. So Im not in the he wont figure it out boat. Im in the if he doesnt, I think he'll hire an OC boat.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Some people forget how often under AG we looked like we'd never seen a blitz before. I remember the Louisville bowl game when it looked like Louisville invented the blitz.

Attacking the blitz used to be our bread and butter. Ever since KD11 left every QB has struggled with it to varying degrees. A tall QB is supposed to be able to quick strike to a TE or a drag route/slant WR on a blitz. Look at tge sacks, everyone is running deep. I think because on most we were 3rd down and a bunch, Richt figured we should throw for the 1st. Not a bad strategy if the line holds up. It would be better to hit the TEs or Berrios running to see if they can pick it up or be very close, say 4th and 2 rather than 4th and 14. At least on 4th and 2 you can realistically go, or tell the D when you blitz we hit you. Eventually you will start converting or, keep them from blitzing having shown you can handle it. The blitz will be coming hard at Kaaya the rest of the year.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

How can so many teams score so many points so easily and Miami can't score even if their game, or season or life depended on it?

1. Our offensive line is not talented enough or deep enough to run Gus Edwards behind and just blow through Ds for 6 or 7 yards. It doesnt do a good enough job for the faster backs shifting and opening holes. Watch Yearby and Walton making cuts behind the OL and you'll see, they are working much harder than say Fournette at LSU who doesnt have to cut until hes 2 yards past the trash. Our RBs are giving heroic efforts for 5 yard runs.
2. The offensive line cant hold blocks long enough to let the recievers get open. As Brad is working through his long progressions, he gets pressured or sacked.
3. This is the most important. The OC isnt adjusting his calls to the conditions of the game. VT stacks the box with blitzers on third down, but the OC still wants Brad to hang in there waiting for a deep route to get open. The OC has no pressure option for Brad to throw to. There is no chip block release to the TE, no crossing route to a wr.

We can score but the OC has to stop asking so much from an OL that is not good.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

As far as scoring goes and not just moving the ball. Its going to be tough even if Richt adjusted his play calls. Why? Because the OL still isnt good enough to consistanty whip a D for rushing yards so the RB can find pay dirt. Brad does a good job on quick strikes, but down by the goal line the D squeezes down (unless you are AG) so they can immediately hit the ball. This is where having outstanding indivual players is good stuff. If you have a real fast player you can run him across the bckside of the endzone, but not if the line cant hold up. So the best option for a throw in the endzone for points is probably going to be play action.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

According to Rivals, Miami has lost two 4* kids recently leaving us with 4 total. Lol. Thats sh*t.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

This keeps up and soon we wont be the most talented team in the coastal.

Sarasota 'cane

It's a good thing social media wasn't around when Butch was rebuilding and assembling "one of the greatest college football teams of all time" or he never would've made it to year 3!

The Dude (Casual Fan)

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 24, 2016 at 01:06 AM

Youre doing that thing were you think people want him fired, but all they really want is a proper OC.

Sarasota 'cane

I'm not doing any "thing". Today you want a new OC, next year you'll be calling for his head. I've been around here long enough to see how the delusion festers.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

If the OC sucks, I'll call for the OC's head. ;) I like Richt. I think he'll do well here, but he's clearly shown the OC game has passed him up. Maybe he gets better as the year goes on, if he doesnt he should hire someone to come in and help his teams score points. This isnt non results based job that AG made it out to be. Why cant we hold coaches to the same standards that we would players?

The Dude (Casual Fan)

“I probably did the worst job of the season having Brad (prepared with) answers vs. everything he was going to see,” Richt said. “I take a big chunk of responsibility there.” -Mark Richt

^^^
This guy knows. If it keeps up, I think he takes a look around. He's not going to beat his head against the wall, he has too much stuff to do.

Sarasota 'cane

I personally think it has more to do with the "jimmy's & the joe's". There was no depth heading into the FSU game and every week since it's just gotten worse.
I think we will most likely lose to ND, NC State, and Pitt as well and it won't matter who the OC is.
The offensive line is offensive. There's no pocket for Kaaya who also seems so slow to react at times. I think we've been made to believe that the talent level is better than it really is, and those are the starters I'm talking about! It drops off exponentially from there.
I believe UM needs 2-3 recruiting classes before we can sniff the ACC Title but I'm not sure the fan base will wait that long. Once the fan's plant the seeds of discontent the recruits will go elsewhere. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of suck.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

^^^ Then we better find a way to win with what we have. We have to be able to pick up a blitz so people will stop blitzing us.

TonyCane

Dude, that's my biggest red flag, and I've been posting about this since the summer. We actually have a weaker recruiting class at this point in the season than we did under Golden the last two years. Or at best on par. A new head coach always sees a bump up in recruiting for his first class. What exactly is going on?

Go Canes!

Rivals is so whored out it's ridiculous. This shows we have 9 four star kids plus Ford who may be a 3 Star but has offers from a ton of big time program.

Rich can recruit, that's undeniable. Got to give the man some time.

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/2390/class/2017/miami-hurricanes

ColaCane

You can knock Brian Edwards off the list, as he's decomm'ed.

TonyCane

What would be the more accurate to use? Rivals or ESPN, or another service. There's a big disparity between The two.

30CINCO

Tony, I believe 247 is the site that has the ratings combined from the other sites. If you are interested in the avg rating, that would be your best bet.

BigWindyCane1

CMR is assembling a pretty good class. I believe Henderson de-committed because he wants to play WR in college, just like Tyler Byrd did last year. I think Byrd and Henderson are elite talents at the CB position, but they want to play offense. The Canes are being real with these prospects.

CMR's class last season was small, but very good. This year will also be very good. A couple of good tackles will make a big difference in CMR's offense. CMR needs a win to turn this thing around a salvage this season.

Based on the way Kaaya and Thomas have performed, I don't think any Canes will be leaving early this year. That could provide the Canes with more experience next year to make a serious run. The four freshmen who are starting will be sophomores, and everyone else will return stronger than ever.

As OGV said, it is the second year where you typically see most of the gains for a new coach. Still, I would like to see these Canes finish the season strong as 9-3 or 8-4, then a Bowl win. That is progress.

30CINCO

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 24, 2016 at 08:57 AM
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Didn't know Henderson decommitted already. Been hearing rumblings he would, but when he scheduled his OV, thought he would hold off.

SinisterCane

FuQMR ain't getting 3 years if this offensive shit show continues

HC - No current exp as a play caller and stated he gets Bored just being the HC

Thomas Brown - No exp as OC and doesn't call plays

Jon Richt QB coach - ZERO effing exp on any leveling of coaching

Stacy Searels - Oline coach who's past Olineman have a past history giving up tons of sacks

Blake is gonna have to force FuQMR's hand with these piss poor assistants

SinisterCane

CIS:

Former Player Insider's Perspective

Like many of you I am very frustrated with our season, However I personally work with a former Canes player from the Schnellenberger/Johnson era that offers a different perspective I had not thought of and from a player's point of view. According to him at the beginning of the Johnson era, there were about 30 players, including him, that revolted against Jimmy's approach and regime. Jimmy was a totally cut throat coach. If you did not do your job, you were replaced immediately. These 30 players were trying to transfer to other schools such as Louisville. His point is that a new coach has to have around 3 years to have his players, culture and philosophy in place. According to this former player, MR's situation is no different. The majority of our players are sub-par players. Not only were the first 4 games were against inferior competition, our Team talent is very inferior to those of the last 3 teams we've played. Defensively we are fine but that offensive line is not of MR's caliber, and as we lose games, the Team's internal negative chatter becomes louder and louder. There will be many other players leaving the team and I guarantee you that next year's offense/offensive live will look totally different than today's.

Go Canes!

Tony look at the offers a kid like Burns. Has offers from every big time program out there including Bama, Clemson and OSU.

Rivals has him as a 3 Star. Had that kid committed to Saban he'd have jumped 50 spots in the rankings.

CaneRock

Seriously, how much of this offense is Richt running? Because from what I know about Richt, He's neither a zone read, or 4 verts vs max blitz guy. Does His Son have His hand in the pot? I hope not.

Go Canes!

Very good question CR.

pjdpjd

The run pass option format being used does not suit an immobile QB like Kaaya. It is a mistake. He is a mediocre QB in terms of passing accuracy and has been missing long throws for years. But we have been so desperate for a QB that he has been overrated. Our receivers do not get open. Why? Where is the safety valve underneath? Where is Gus Edwards when we need a big RB? Anything that ties up Kaaya and slows the execution of a play is wrong. Call the play, call an audible if needed, three step drop, throw and attack. Go Canes.

Ohio_Cane

Got $100 on Canes at +1 vs ND this week

NicKane (casual fan)

According to Rivals, Miami has lost two 4* kids recently leaving us with 4 total. Lol. Thats sh*t.

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 24, 2016 at 12:55 AM

Rivals is a joke now dude. They lost like two thirds of there staff, most of which all went over to 247. Ask anyone in the recruiting game and they'll tell you the only rankings that matter are ESPN and 247. Rivals and scout are dead.

NicKane (casual fan)


TonyCane
What would be the more accurate to use? Rivals or ESPN, or another service. There's a big disparity between The two.
Posted by: TonyCane | October 24, 2016 at 08:48 AM

247/insidetheu tony. That and ESPN have the most accurate rankings as those two have the most man power and budget for evals. Rivals and scout are ancient and don't have the budgets anymore to compete.

TruCane81

Posted by: pjdpjd | October 24, 2016 at 09:39 AM

Yes sir, buddy.

The Dude (Casual Fan)

^^^ k. Thanks for the heads up.

HAPPY SOUP

1. I personally think it has more to do with the "jimmy's & the joe's".

2. I think we will most likely lose to ND, NC State, and Pitt as well and it won't matter who the OC is.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 24, 2016 at 01:51 AM

1. Completely misses the point and is a cop out to the question that the article is based on. Miami has better "Jimmys and Joes" than the 53 teams that scored over 40 points last week. Some coaches simply do MORE with LESS. That is just a fact. Al Golden proved he could not do it and now Mark Richt (so far) is proving the same thing. You can go down the line of "small schools" who never recruit in the top 50 each year and score 40 points a game or more all the time. How? Why?

2. Let that happen and U will have Mutiny On The Bounty! Recruiting will suffer not because of the fans negative perspective but because we are still losing games to teams we should beat. U want fans to be positive then win your games dabgummit!

Go Canes!

ESPN has us at #10 and CMR is far from done imo...

http://insider.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/classrankings/_/class/2017/date/20161020

HAPPY SOUP

I think VT has a FIRST year coach right? Why aren't they sitting around today making excuses for losing to Miami because they don't have "their players, their culture" in place yet? Because they found a way to win and we could not. I sure wish it was the other way around.

And if by your reasoning or logic IF Miami is going to get better in 3 years than so is VT and they will still beat us then right? Or we are the only ones that get better and everybody else just stays the same right?

TruCane81

Posted by: CaneRock | October 24, 2016 at 09:12 AM


This has bothered me to. Where did he pick up the rpo? A coaching clinic? Run a few times a game with the right personnel, it has its merit. But for us, it's a shyt show. It should not be the basis of our offense.

Coaches are stubborn. Everyone wants to have "my" system, "my" players. Why does the transtion have to be so rapid and absolute. You have film on what has been successful for your guys, why abandon it and lose games because its not "my" system. This mentallity results in lost games and coachez getting fired.

I know I aint no major coach, but when I played players were always anxious to get new plays. We polished them in practice until they were game ready. If not we just ran the old stuff in game and kept working on it. Its called flexibility. The playersonly rebel when a coach forces new shyt on them that AINT WORKING and rightfully so.

Go Canes!

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 10:28 AM

I'm not saying CMR's play calling has been good, it hasn't and we all know it. I've been frustrated as hell about it too.But these general statements about this team doing this and this team is doing that are easy say but harder to actually account for.

We've seen Houston, Clemson, FSU, UNC, Stanford, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, Wisconsin and a host of other big time schools struggle offensively this year.

He'll get better, personnel will get better, it will all get better.


SinisterCane

Injury updates

Since we still have a football season. Take these with a grain of salt, since they're from Matt "Don't call me the CIS poster The Franchise" Porter.

Starting defensive end Chad Thomas returned to practice on Sunday, a source told The Post, which is a positive sign for his availability for Saturday’s game at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC).

Thomas did not travel to last Thursday’s 37-16 loss at Virginia Tech, which dropped the Hurricanes to 4-3 (1-3 ACC). He sustained what UM termed an “upper body injury” Oct. 15 against North Carolina. He also broke his right hand the week before, and was playing through that condition.

Miami is off Monday. Coach Mark Richt was scheduled to appear on UM’s flagship radio station, WQAM, in the morning. His next chat with reporters is after Tuesday’s practice.

Richt clarified Monday morning that Sunday’s practice was a noncontact practice. He said UM would “have a better idea” of availability for Saturday when the team conducts a full practice Tuesday. He did not say who participated Sunday.

Thomas, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound junior, leads UM in tackles for loss (8.0) and is second in sacks (3.5). He has broken up two passes. In his place last week, true freshman Joe Jackson started for the first time. Jackson leads UM in sacks (4.5) and is tied for third in tackles for loss (6.5).

* UM’s other starting defensive end, redshirt sophomore Demetrius Jackson, also missed the Virginia Tech game. Jackson is battling a knee injury. A source said senior Stan Dobard, who moved from tight end last week to provide depth in Jackson’s absence, took second-team reps at defensive end Sunday. It’s unclear if Dobard (6-4, 265) could be ready in time to play at Notre Dame, if Jackson cannot play.

* Starting safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who had to be carried off the field Thursday after an apparent right leg injury, did not practice Sunday. However, the source said Jenkins has not been ruled out for this week. Jenkins, a senior, has made a team-high 33 solo tackles and is tied with true freshman middle linebacker Shaq Quarterman for the lead in total tackles (43).


HAPPY SOUP

Two images from Saturday, as they relate to reeling Texas, remained stuck in my mind hours after the Longhorns lost 24-21 to Kansas State -- a fifth straight defeat here over a dozen years and 12th loss in 17 games away from home in three seasons under coach Charlie Strong.

In the first moment, K-State linebacker Charmeachealle Moore, overlooked by most programs out of Dallas five years ago, surged through the Texas line to hammer Big 12 rushing leader D'Onta Foreman in the backfield on a third-and-1 handoff early in the second quarter.

The other featured Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson, the premier Strong signee in three years and preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year, flat-footed and seemingly uninterested as KSU quarterback Jesse Ertz ran past for a nice gain in the fourth quarter.

This is Texas after eight weeks, overmatched and outplayed again by lesser talent and growing more lost with each trip away from Austin.

The Longhorns return home Saturday to face No. 8 Baylor (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). UT has played well in Austin, but it likely can’t save Strong’s job without correcting the road woes. And really, Texas’ problems run deeper than anything directly tied to the location of its games.

Strong’s team, since the season-opening overtime thriller against Notre Dame, has failed to show that it knows how to win.

HAPPY SOUP

To some, Oklahoma's win at Texas Tech on Saturday night seemed to feel more like a loss.

From the beleaguered Sooners defenders, who one by one trudged up the incline of the visitors concrete tunnel to the safe haven of the team bus, to Oklahoma’s disheveled defensive coordinator, who entered the interview room looking like he’d just seen one of those Paranormal Activity movies.

With eyes mostly titled to the ground, Mike Stoops attempted to explain how and why his defense had just surrendered 854 yards of offense, 42 first downs, 22 third- and fourth-down conversions and 59 points.

But just like his defense in Jones Stadium, Stoops couldn’t muster the answer.

“Unacceptable at so many levels,” he said, “I can't even begin to try and define it.”

Thanks to the record-setting offensive output of Baker Mayfield, Joe Mixon and Dede Westbrook, the Sooners kept pace in their consolation pursuit of a Big 12 title and hung on for dear life to nab the 66-59 victory.

But while mathematically alive and well, Oklahoma’s defense looked anything but championship-caliber in Lubbock.

“I thought we were starting to turn a corner here in the last few weeks,” coach Bob Stoops said. “Obviously, it did not look like that out there.”

The truth is, Oklahoma’s defense has trending the wrong direction this whole season.

Sarasota 'cane

It's not a cop out Angry Soup. Our current players are overrated IMO. Kaaya's cement shoes coupled with the offensive offensive line, mediocre receivers, TE's that only catch 50% of the balls that hit them right in their hands, RB's that can't block shyt, a kicker who is missing extra points on the regular, a defense that spends too much time on the field and the rest of their time in a M.A.S.H unit, etc.
This problem was created over 10-12 seasons and it isn't going to resolve itself in 1.

HAPPY SOUP

In Week 3, a little over a month ago, the student section at Jordan-Hare Stadium began to empty when Texas A&M kicker Daniel LaCamera made his fourth field goal of the game to put the Aggies up 22-10 early in the fourth quarter. Nobody in that place thought the Auburn offense was capable of scoring two touchdowns in the final 10 minutes.

When Trayveon Williams broke an 89-yard touchdown run five minutes later, everybody remaining except the Aggie fans started heading for the exits.

It was a low point for Auburn. The following week, the national media began to question how much longer Gus Malzahn would be the head coach. One fan even set up a GoFundMe account after the Texas A&M loss to try and raise the $9 million needed to buy out Malzahn’s contract.

On Saturday, five weeks later, the Auburn students left early again. This time, though, they left early for a different reason.

The Tigers were leading No. 17 Arkansas 49-3 early in the fourth quarter, and with the game well in hand, the students likely wanted to get a head start on rolling Toomer’s Corner. Auburn would add one more touchdown to make it 56-3, the largest margin of victory against a ranked opponent in school history.

It was complete and utter domination.

“It feels great,” Malzahn said after the game. “We were clicking. Rhett [Lashlee] really had it going. He and Herb Hand had a good plan. And we got the tempo going. Of course, you guys have watched us before -- when we get tempo going, especially being able to tempo and downhill run, we’re at our best.”

TruCane81

^ Then we better find a way to win with what we have. We have to be able to pick up a blitz so people will stop blitzing us.

Posted by: The Dude (Casual Fan) | October 24, 2016 at 02:02 AM


This is really frustrating. Being TOTALLY UNPREPARED against the blitz when you have showed INEPTITUDE in dealing with it is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!

Especially for a well tenured, solid coach like CMR. Teams kill you with pressure and you don't
Give the qb any hot route or quick checkdown?

Did anyone think Bud Foster would not blitz us into oblivion?

C'mon CMR. You are better than this. Don't let the game pass you by.

TruCane81

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Preach, Soup! Lol

1mg of Epi

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 23, 2016 at 09:40 PM

This is getting silly.

Incompetence? We've seen this before?

The man's won 150 games, all at the highest level of college football. Came in 1st or 2nd in the SEC East four of his last five years and his teams won 10 games four of his last five.

In 2014 he beat five ranked teams including Louisville, Auburn, and Clemson. It's not like he staggered to the finish line there.

Now SEVEN games in he's clueless and a reincarnation of D No?

Give me a break.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2016 at 10:00 PM

You're talking about a different guy, Go. You're talking about HCMR... who we are lucky to have.

I'm talking about OCMR... who I haven't given up on, but think he's not used the talent on the team to its potential.

HAPPY SOUP

This problem was created over 10-12 seasons and it isn't going to resolve itself in 1.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM

From a big picture perspective I think MOST would tend to agree with this statement.

But when you break it down game by game, series by series, play by play it simply does not explain why we can't score and why we lose to teams we should beat.

TonyCane will tell you the FACTS: Over those same 10-12 years and even under Golden we out-recruited every team in the ACC every year except for FSU and Clemson.

I will grant you that we have had excessive attrition of those classes and our depth is non-existent and injuries add up. But injuries and depth issues happen to be part of the game and also true with most teams we face on Saturdays.

I don't know what the answer is, I just want to score more points than the other team, have some fun and win games. But I guess that is too much to ask? No wonder I am so ANGRY!

1mg of Epi

This is getting silly.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2016 at 10:00 PM

One other thing re: being silly:

You're 100% right. It is getting silly.... but we're talking about CFB, one of the few things left for grown men to become silly, and emotional, about!

TruCane81

He'll get better, personnel will get better, it will all get better.


Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2016 at 10:40 AM


So will the rest of the coastal, Go. Especially if they keep kicking our butts.

The offense has produced 21, 19, 13, and 16 in ACC play. I don't care what none of yall say. New coach or system be damned, we are better than THAT personnel wise.

1mg of Epi

I'm not doing any "thing". Today you want a new OC, next year you'll be calling for his head. I've been around here long enough to see how the delusion festers.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 24, 2016 at 01:22 AM

Question: Who were the delusional ones regarding the last staff?

What we've seen on the O is what we saw on the D last 5 years. It's not really debatable.

HAPPY SOUP

He'll get better, personnel will get better, it will all get better.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Now where have I heard this before?

#GroundHogDay

HAPPY SOUP

He'll get better, personnel will get better, it will all get better.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Link Please?

TruCane81

Every team has low scoring games and shootouts. But we are seeing a PATTERN of inabilty to ADJUST the offense to the game situation.

We saw it early in the last regime and excused it into oblivon.

We see the same on the other side of the ball now. I am not going down the road of excusing bad football again.

Go Canes!

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 11:12 AM

From every single fan base in college football.

1mg of Epi

What players did the Oline lose after last season? What receivers left? What backs and TEs graduates?

I'm curious what playmakers the offense is missing that caused such a drop in talent? What're we averaging 17 PPG?

Go Canes!

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Wikipedia. He won 10 games a year over 15 years including four of the last 5.

Go Canes!

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM

CMR beat Mazlahn the last two times they played, including a 34-7 drubbing when Auburn was ranked 9th in the country.

Points scored in conference games by Auburn in 2015:

21, 9, 30, 46 (4OTs),19, 26, 13, 13

That includes all defensive and special teams points.

HAPPY SOUP

FACTS DON'T LIE:

1. 22 of the top 25 teams were in action this week.

2. 17 top 25 teams won by scoring 671 points collectively for a 39.5 winning scoring average. The highest winning score was 66 points by Oklahoma and the lowest was 17 by Wisconsin.

5. 5 top 25 teams lost and scored a collective 75 points for a 15 point scoring average. The highest losing score was 21 points by both Ohio State and Ol Miss. The lowest was 3 by Arkansas.

In today's college football U can't win if you can't score.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 11:06 AM

Amen.

Go Canes!

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Agree 100%

HAPPY SOUP

He won 10 games a year over 15 years including four of the last 5.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

OK, I feel better now.

What was I thniking? The offense looks SUPERB!

Sinistercane1

ExcuseSpace is in full force

Go Canes!

Number of games we scored 30 points or more in conference in 2015?

2

Georgia Tech -38
At Duke-30

And we all remember how we got to that number baby!!

Number of times we allowed more than 30 in conference in 2015?

Clemson-58

TruCane81

What we've seen on the O is what we saw on the D last 5 years. It's not really debatable.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 11:11 AM

The only bright spot in the unmentionable one's old regime is that they cured me of being delusional in the face of my love and hope for the Canes!

MDCane

I can't believe the expectation on this site. Hope you'll don't have the same expectation at work. UM have been in the dumps for the past 15 years with two different styles of coaching and talent to fit those styles. In most workplace you usually get about 6 months to adjust to the environment. CMR have only had 1.5 months to experience the true depth or inept of this team (we have practice players and game players, don't confuse the two), and yet we expect miracle from CMR without giving him a chance to make adjustments and learn the environment. This project will take approx. 1 to 2 more years to get on-track, so either support the team or get off the train. Bama, OSU, Clemson, Washington, and Michigan are looking for wagon jumpers.

TruCane81

Tony, you got any stats on our run after catch ability (or lack there of)?

This has been a glaring problem in conference play

Sarasota 'cane

ExcuseSpace is in full force

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | October 24, 2016 at 12:08 PM

I'm not making excuses, I'm just calling it like I see it. These issues will not resolve themselves with a new OC alone.

DelusionalSpace is in full force.

And for the record I was. BBB guy on day 1, two seasons ago. I'm all for giving these coaches a fair shot in a realistic time frame and also credit where it's due.

I'm not here to argue with you all either. I spent a shyt load of cash to attend the UM/FSU game as well as the Dolphin/Titan's game that weekend. I drove down from Atlanta and had to dodge a hurricane to get there. I'm just as vested in the success/failure of this team as the rest of you.

Go Canes!

Sarasota and MD laying the wood.

TheeMackJones

Seriously, how much of this offense is Richt running? Because from what I know about Richt, He's neither a zone read, or 4 verts vs max blitz guy. Does His Son have His hand in the pot? ( EMPHASIS ADDED! ) I hope not.

Posted by: CaneRock | October 24, 2016 at 09:12 AM

Voila. I've mentioned THREE DIFFERENT times previously that Jon Richt should NOT be in the press box. Yet nobody has given this notion consideration! Until now.

And as some Cane rowdy already mentioned. Younger Richt DOES NOT have any experience at the major college football level. Yet he's up in the press box giving his father info' about opposing defenses. Yikes.

Oh, and a few more notions. Coach Williams should be in the box instead of Jon Richt. And believe it or not. I seriously believe Jon has his " hand in the pot! " As Cane Rock mentioned above. OUCH

Again, the kid doesn't have any prior experience working the press box and an offensive assistant with previous college football experience should be up there instead!

Now if that change were to happen I believe Cane rowdies would witness a SLIGHT improvement on the offense. But I DON'T see CMR pulling his son and replacing him with Thomas or another one of his assistants. OUCH

1mg of Epi


Posted by: MDCane | October 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Have you seen the D

TheeMackJones

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 24, 2016 at 11:06 AM

You were probably BORN angry! LMFAO

Just kidding, dude! huh.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM

You forgot to mention that those embarrassing point total were against teams with absolutely BAD DEFENSES entering the Miami game. Heck, even lowly Syracuse scored 28 points on VA Tech. Abeit that game was in the spacious Carrier Dome. duh.

TheeMackJones

Question: Who were the delusional ones regarding the last staff?

What we've seen on the O is what we saw on the D last 5 years. It's not really debatable.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Any sane Cane rowdy CAN'T argue with the above mentioned perspective. Albeit the DELUSIONAL one's would argue the point. duh.

Again, the Notre Dame game will give Cane rowdy a significant viewpoint about the offense and CMR's play calling! No ifs, buts or huh. And Buddha forbid Miami scores less than TWENTY POINTS!! Because even mighty Duke scored " 38 " points against that Fighting Celtic defense!!

TruCane81

Posted by: MDCane | October 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Noone's jumping ship. Anybody thinking we were gonna win a NC after the first four games was drunk on the kool aid.

We were right there against unc and fsu. Our offensive woes gave v tech the momentum and it got away from us, but even that game could have been different.

CMR is struggling with BASIC offensive concepts. His ad at uga forced him out of play calling duties, and we are seeing why. Everyone here believes he can build a solid program. His track record says so. His track record also says he is not an ELITE college coach.

Yes he needs time to learn the players, install
the system, recruit etc. But that doesn't mean he is immune from criticism. Nor does it mean the O has to be COMPLETE GARBAGE for the next 2 or 3 years.

Sarasota 'cane

Question: Who were the delusional ones regarding the last staff?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Wasn't me. I jumped off that Dumpster Fire the day he made a run at the Penn State job and I never looked back. Besides that stat's are for losers. Anyone comparing CMR to AlPa in any category should turn in their cane card pronto.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | October 24, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Yeah. I've seen this picture before with the previous staff regarding the defense. Huh.

Well, it's beginning to look like EXCUSECane Part II. With the usual cast of characters ( tonycane, gocane step forward. ) enlightening outsiders like myself, why the offense is suddenly offensive.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: MDCane | October 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM

More REVISIONIST history from another Golden APOLOGIST!!! No ifs, buts or huh.

Oh, and one more thing. The Hurricanes haven't been the Hurricanes since the " 2006 season. " And correct if I'm wrong. That's NOT 15 years! duh

raizecane

"Miami coming to South Bend is exactly what this Notre Dame team needs to get back on track".

I believe the above will be the headline somewhere this week. Perhaps ESPN....

TheeMackJones

Posted by: MDCane | October 24, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Actually I've developed a liking for Saban and Roll Tide Roll the past two seasons. LOL Seriously brau.

They got a name for the winners in the world
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Roll Tide Roll Deacon Blues, Steely Dan

1mg of Epi

Mack...

What info is he giving? What first steps defenders are taking? Whose open on what routes? You don't think Recht JR can do this?

I'm thinking he may not have anybody relaying info based on what we've seen.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 12:30 PM

That Maryland guy SEES only what he WANTS to see! You have to remember. That maryland guy is the same guy who DEFENDED Thee Carpetbagger for FOUR FREAKIN' SEASONS!!!! So from my point of view. The guy has NO CREDIBILITY other than he's a Miami fan. Duh.

TheeMackJones

I'm thinking he may not have anybody relaying info based on what we've seen.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Then his father and the assistants he's talking to too are UNDERMINING not only the offense. But the defense and special teams. Let alone the former players and hard core fan base.

Because it's UNTHINKABLE to see Miami performing so poorly on offense during conference action. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The usual SUSPECTS say Miami doesn't have the talent and what not. SO WHAT!!!!!

Again, REALITY will slap these Canespace rowdies in their collective PIE FACES, if the Hurricanes can't score more than twenty points on that Notre Dame defense!!!!

Oh, and one more thing. The only REASONS why Stanford put up 17 points on ND was because their STARTING QB and their All-American running back went AWOL. huh

Nevertheless, beware of the Kelly Green. The coach is an impressive " 8-1 " when he's had TWO weeks to prepare. OUCH

TheeMackJones

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 24, 2016 at 12:43 PM

You CALLING tonycane and his ilk losers. Well are you! LMFAO

AfriCane

hey clan! did the sky fall yet?

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