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November 15, 2016

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TheeMackJones

When does your beloved Canes play some LEGITIMATE non-conference competition?

Because MY Arizona Wildcat's have already defeated Top 15 Michigan St. out in Paradise. huh

And MY Arizona Wildcats STARTED two true freshmen. Go figure.

TJL

Saban thinks of everything

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/11/8/13556504/alabama-scout-team-pros-trent-richardson-blake-sims-john-parker-wilson

Go Canes!

The man who kept The Bus in park most of this season wishes he could put everything in reverse for a do-over.

Thomas Brown, the University of Miami’s offensive coordinator, said Tuesday that he regrets not giving running back Gus Edwards more playing time this season. Edwards carried 11 times for 68 yards (a 6.2 average) against Virginia on Saturday in a performance that had Hurricanes fans searching their memory banks.

Gus the Bus? Isn’t that the guy who had a 100-yard game in his second collegiate outing in 2013? And had 106 in this year’s opener? How could Edwards could contribute more against Virginia than he did in the five preceding games combined (a total of 30 yards)? And more than all of 2015?

Some of the answers are simple. Edwards missed last season because of a foot injury. He healed in time for UM’s offseason training program, but his conditioning was such that he spent all spring catching up to teammates. But the time fall rolled around, UM had decided that Mark Walton and Joe Yearby would receive the bulk of the carries, with Edwards filling out the three-pronged attack.


UM rushed for 222 yards in the 34-14 victory over Virginia as the ground game returned to the level it reached early this season. As the backs churned up yardage, coaches turned to Edwards, who had no warning.

“I really didn’t know,” he said. “I was just trying to be ready.”

One successful carry led to another and another. Before long, he’d logged his most attempts since Oct. 23, 2014, against Virginia Tech.

“It felt great just being out there,” he said.

With games at North Carolina State and against Duke remaining on the regular-season schedule, Edwards, a redshirt junior, is likely to rekindle that feeling again.

“We hadn’t gotten him the ball a lot, obviously,” coach Mark Richt said. “But he’s been very patient, very diligent. He kept earning the right to play and then when he got his opportunity, he played well. So he’s going to get more opportunities because of that. I’m proud of his attitude through it all because obviously he’s a very talented guy. It’s hard to watch.”

Edwards said he never questioned whether opportunities would come his way again.

“I wasn’t trying to frustrate myself because if I’m frustrating myself, it will only make me practice worse and I wouldn’t want to do that,” Edwards said.

Brown is blunt.

“I probably should have played him early on,” Brown said. “So it’s my fault for not getting him involved more with the offense. But he’s been consistent, hasn’t complained and worked his butt off.”

One adjustment Edwards made is not relying solely on his athleticism. At 6-feet-1, 230 pounds, he can be a force for any tacklers, especially those in the secondary.

“He had to realize how big he is,” Brown said. “I think because he is elusive at times and is athletic, at least in the springtime he tried to worry about making guys miss more. I told him, ‘You can overpower guys if you play behind your pads and hit it full speed. There’s nobody going to step in front of you.’ ”

Richt sees one benefit to how things have played out. All three backs appear fresh.

“At that position, the more you can keep guys fresh in a game and in a season and in a career, I think you’re doing them a favor,” Richt said. “I think you’re blessing them by having depth at that position and young men understand that nowadays. Years ago, it was like they wanted to carry it 20 or 30 times a game. I don’t think that’s wise for any back, to be honest with you.”

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: TheeMackJones | November 15, 2016 at 04:37 PM

You're going to apples to apples compare those two programs? macjones, that's not hip. Arizona is a national elite program, Miami isn't that by any means.

They'll be fine being themselves, just worry about Sean Miller's squad OK?

Old Skool

Go Canes!
Wow: DeeJay Dallas ‏@Deejaydallas5 6m6 minutes ago
Secure the bag alert 🚨 💼

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 15, 2016 at 01:51 PM

Does anyone k ow what to make of this?^^^^^^^^^^ is this good or bad?

Posted by: NicKane (casual fan) | November 15, 2016 at 06:33 PM

Dude Those are lyrics from DJ Khaled. Bags refers to bags of money. It's a way of saying protect your investment.

In this case he could be taking about hedging or taking an offsetting position in a related security or investment to minimize risk from demand fluctuations ... but I doubt it.

tjl3909

wow Clemson and UM lose last week and still make the top 4

Herbieibis

That's what happens when reach elite status, gain respect, and beat good teams.

Ohio_Cane

This would be insane.

BREAKING: Not yet official, but #sources tell @HardwoodU that Miami coaches are very confident that Lonnie Walker will commit to the U

Go Canes!

Michigan played five straight and 8 of 10 at home.

They've played two tough teams, beating Wisconsin 14-7 and losing to Iowa 13-11.

Their next best win is against Penn State.

Meh.

HAPPY SOUP

Can anyone tell me how Penn State is not hurting but winning after what they went through?

jcane

Ohio:

Walker would have to do by tomorrow if he wants to sign during the early fall signing period. Sounds like it's between Arizona and the U most likely. He would be a huge get, as a 6'5" 5 star guard out of PA.

1mg of Epi

Can anyone tell me how Penn State is not hurting but winning after what they went through?

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | November 15, 2016 at 10:36 PM

In the college game coaching really matters.

WWIN

You rang???

Posted by: WWIN | November 14, 2016 at 04:14 PM

I figured you were still busy downgrading hundreds of die hard fan contracts to casual status LOL

Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 14, 2016 at 05:17 PM

You would be CORRECT on that assumption!

#CasualIsIn

WWIN

WWIN is your man. He got me an contract extension, guaranteed money and a new agreement on the indoor facility naming rights all in 10 days! I don't know how he does it but I am so glad I dropped Drew Rosenhaus and went back to WWIN!

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | November 14, 2016 at 08:59 PM

Another satisfied customer! Glad to be of service! 😊 Rosen-who???

Go Canes!

According to the Miami Herald, the Hurricanes are close to a deal with Texas A&M for a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023.

Miami has played Texas A&M three times, most recently in a home-and-home series in 2007-08. The Hurrricanes won both games, routing the Aggies in College Station in 2008. The other meeting came in 1944, and was one of the most lopsided losses in UM history (70-14).

Should the sides agree, UM would have one big-name non-conference game lined up in each of the next seven years.

The Hurricanes, who played at Notre Dame this year, will welcome the Fighting Irish to Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 11, 2017.

UM kicks off 2018 against LSU in Arlington, Texas, and 2019 against Florida in Orlando.

Miami also has a home-and-home with Michigan State (in East Lansing, Mich. on Sept. 26, 2020; in Miami Gardens on Sept. 18, 2021).

UM’s non-conference opponents next season include Arkansas State (in Jonesboro, Ark. on Sept. 9) and Toledo (at home on Sept. 23).

Miami will play future non-conference games against Toledo (road, 2018), FIU (home, 2018; road, 2019), Rutgers (home, 2019; road, TBA), Appalachian State (home, 2021) and another rendevous with the Irish (road, 2024; home, 2025).

canezilla

LOLOL WTF!!!! WE PLAY AT F.I.U 2019??? WHO DOES THIS!!!!

Go Canes!

Ariz:

Miami�s search for offensive linemen in the 2017 class continues. One name emerging as a serious target for Canes coaches is 6-8, 305-pound Toryque Bateman from Gadsen, Alabama. Three three-star offensive tackle is being courted by Louisville, Mississippi State, and Michigan, amongst others.

Bateman told CanesInSight that he speaks frequently with both offensive line coach Stacy Searels and head coach Mark Richt.

�They just tell me how they feel about me and tell me that I�m very high on their list, if not at the top,� Bateman said. �Coach Richt is a laid back, chill type of guy � he�s very cool. He�s not uptight.�

The offensive tackle prospect admitted that early playing time is �very, very high� on his priorities. He added that he wants to play, �as soon as possible�. That is one aspect working in Miami�s favor.

�They don�t promise me playing time, but they do say that when I come in, I have a great chance to come in early,� he said.

Bateman camped at Florida State and Florida over the summer, but has never been to Miami � that looks like it will change soon.

He has not decided on dates, but Bateman says that the only official visits he has planned are to Miami, Louisville, and Michigan. He left the door open to visiting other schools as well.

Go Canes!

I don't get that either Zilla.

I guess they saw this as an inexpensive way to fill their schedule with a home and home.

They will be easy wins both years so it really doesn't matter, but i agree it makes no sense.

raizecane

My daughter graduated from UNF and they have a scrappy team.

CaneRock

No disrespect to the football program, but we're starting to look more and more like a basketball school now...Coach L puttin' in dat work!

SinisterCane

Tyreic Martin already at 280, I believe he was recruited as a DT

SinisterCane

Da Bears

http://www.profootballrumors.com/2016/11/bears-researching-um-quarterback-brad-kaaya

Ohio_Cane

OMG COACH L PULLED IT OFF!!


G.C.M ‏@lonniewalker_4 14m14 minutes ago

I'm officially a Cane 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxY7KY4WIAEWmdy.jpg

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Five-Star SG Walker Commits To Miami

The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball program is putting together an impressive collection of talent.

The Hurricanes received a commitment from five-star Reading (PA) High School shooting guard Lonnie Walker on Wednesday.


I'm officially a Cane 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/raBHqUndwF

— G.C.M (@lonniewalker_4) November 16, 2016

Walker chose the Hurricanes over Arizona, Kentucky, and Villanova.


Walker is rated the No. 21 overall recruit and the No. 3 shooting guard in the country by the 247Sports Composite.


Walker is the fourth commitment in Miami’s 2017 recruiting class, joining four-star point guard Chris Lykes, four-star center Deng Gak, and four-star power forward Sam Waardenburg.


Miami currently has the No. 17 recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports. A commitment from Walker would give them the No. 9 recruiting class in the country.

Ohio_Cane

/in before "UK, Zona, etc didn't want him anyways"

Go Canes!

Yyyuuuuggggeee pickup for Coach L!

SinisterCane


‏@Andrew_Ivins

The nation’s top junior college linebacker, Gary Johnson, says he plans to take an official visit to Miami (VIP).

CaneRock

3:31 of this video, they all got L'ed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHytaW3SVOY

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Would love to read the same thing about an o-lineman.

thirstybuzzardcane

Great news about Walker! Coach L is d man!

fran

one thing Lonnie Walker does not lack is confidence.
Fran in Debary

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Ariz:

Nuggets: Coaches testing Homer at CB and more
**With the end of the season approaching and the Canes becoming thin at certain spots such as cornerback and offensive line, coaches have been experimenting with a couple of players such as Travis Homer at cornerback. Homer, who has been a special teams ace for the Canes this season, turned heads at running back in fall camp and possesses game-breaking speed. This is not a permanent switch and Homer is still with the running backs primarily, but coaches are keeping their options open for the future. He will most likely stay put at running back because he brings a different skill set than the other Canes backs.

**Another possibility that is being evaluated is Courtel Jenkins moving from defensive tackle to interior offensive lineman. This isn't a move that he is particularly open to making, but it has been tossed around nonetheless.

**Earlier in the season, sources told CanesInSight that Gus Edwards (redshirt junior) was considering a post-grad transfer to Syracuse -- an opportunity for him to get more touches and play close to home. However, with Edwards' increased role in the offense over the past few weeks, Gus looks like he will stick around for another year.

**Evidence Njoku has indicated that his commitment to the Hurricanes is solid, but one program that his trying to make a strong push for him is Tennessee. Former Canes tight ends coach/interim head coach Larry Scott is leading Njoku's recruitment to the Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones is making him a top priority as well, according to a source. Remember, Scott recruited and coached Evidence's brother, David, when he was at Miami. There is also talk that David could bolt for the NFL after this season, which might also affect things. Evidence was on the CanesInSight podcast last week and sounded solid with the Hurricanes coming off of a visit, but this is just something to track.

Hassan

Walker is a big time get
He turns 18 next month. Has a very D Wade type body and game. He is a legit 6'4 with a 6'10 wingspan, very similar to D Wade. He is a slasher who absorbs contact and plays good man D.

He will hae to learn alot to play in the ACC but Coach L will develop him. He might have another inch or so of growth yet as he is still 17 and his wingspan has grown 1.5" recently.

2003 NBA Pre-Draft Camp 6' 3.75" 6' 4.75" 212 6' 10.75" D Wade at 21

Lonnie Walker 2017 8-4.5 6-4 192 6-10 at 17

SinisterCane

Suspension Coming for Courtel Jenkins????

SinisterCane

^^^^^^^^
Cedrick Wright

https://twitter.com/BarrettSallee/status/798951832898961408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Go Canes!

All this Arizona Wildcats talk really has the space hopping.

Said no one ever.

Herbieibis

Mack,
Arizona won't win no ship, good team and have been for some years but pac-12 or 10 or whatever the conference calls it's self, is not a top basketball conference, out Zona in the acc, they would end up 12-6 maybe in conference play, maybe! My team since 73 has been "da ville" and they got them another ship a couple years ago. Pittino don't get the players like duke and Kentucky but just like coach Larranaga does great job with what he has and dividends are paying off in recruiting for the u.

Go Canes!

Who gives a shit what Arizona basketball has done.

BEERicane

Y did my FU post get censored? It needs to be said!

1mg of Epi

All this Arizona Wildcats talk really has the space hopping.

Said no one ever.

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 16, 2016 at 03:51 PM

Here let me help...

Wow this trump administration really is looking like a slovenly disaster, huh!?

Herbieibis

Wow Mack they beat the mighty Clemson Tigers and Wolfpack, 2 bottom feeders of the acc. I could careless what u do to duke, I hate them myself but the fact remains u play in a marshmallow conference and u can take your stats and stuff them up your butt buddy Sean miller's arce.

Go Canes!

Canes Warning ‏@CanesWarningFS 13m13 minutes ago
New Miami commit Lonnie Walker tells ESPN he already signed his letter of intent, so he's officially a Hurricane. http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0590552573732198637-4

thirstybuzzardcane

Miami is cruzin right now in North Florida. They are up 84-35 with 6:00 left.

BigWindyCane1

SG Walker is a great pickup for Coach L! Coach L has literally built a basketball program in Coral Gables. I look for him to work his magic this season, and the Canes basketball team will surprise some people this season

thirstybuzzardcane

Canes win 94-56!!!!

BigWindyCane1

Hurricanes win 94-56, with Devon Reed getting 17 points, newton with 16, and Huell with 15. Coach L and the Canes are 2-0

HAPPY SOUP

OhioCane and UMike please delete ALL comments from TMJ as soon as they appear. Thank U!

TonyCane

‏@Andrew_Ivins

The nation’s top junior college linebacker, Gary Johnson, says he plans to take an official visit to Miami (VIP).

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM

He's an interesting player. In addition to his on the field play, he garnered 4,304,885 votes in last week's presidential election.

Tim T.

The basketball team, as would be expected for a new group (especially after losing most of its senior scorers and leadership), doesn't have much chemistry or timing as of yet. Right now, they've got this big blob of talent on the floor that's working it's way towards an identity. In the last two games they've simply physically overwhelmed much less gifted teams.

I'm not convinced that Newton will be able to handle the 1 spot which will make things especially difficult against better teams. I would bet they eventually run the offense via committee rather then relying on Newton running the show.

All that said, this years team is the beginning of something very special to come over the 3 to 5 years. Sanctions are over and Coach L and his staffer finally able to bring in big time recruits and build the program organically rather than relying on transfers and role players. The basketball program found it Schnellenberger in Coach L....and I couldn't be more thrilled for the school and the fans.

The Dude (AR-15 Builder)

^^^ except... I dont really give a sh*t about college basketball. Football or die.

1mg of Epi

Imagine if If we did this.

1mg of Epi

https://nypost.com/2016/11/16/did-louisville-steal-wake-forests-game-plan/

UMike

Former University of Miami linebacker Jermaine Grace, who was dismissed from the Hurricanes football team one week before the season opener, has decided to enter the NFL Draft, according to his attorney, Jason Setchen.

Setchen told the Miami Herald on Wednesday night that Grace, 23, who is from Miramar and still on scholarship at UM despite not playing football this season, “is expected to graduate in December and will participate in Pro Day with the team, but will be moving on to the NFL.’’

Grace, the 6-1, 210-pound leading tackler (79) from the 2015 UM squad, was dismissed along with defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad on Aug. 27 because he violated NCAA rules in a highly publicized luxury car-rental case.

Setchen said Grace has been working out in Miami several days a week with former Hurricanes strength-and-conditioning coach Andreu Swasey.

“Jermaine’s No. 1 priority all along was to earn a degree from the University of Miami,’’ said the Miami-based Setchen, “and the athletic department has honored its commitment to Jermaine and his family to allow him to complete his education.

“While he could have sought reinstatement by the NCAA and under the graduate transfer rule transferred to another Football Bowl Subdivision institution, he decided to fulfill another lifelong dream and enter the NFL Draft as a college graduate.”

UM’s defense has fared extremely well despite the players’ dismissals, with three true freshmen who have done a spectacular job at linebacker. The Canes are No. 1 in the nation in tackles for loss, No. 4 in rushing defense and No. 20 in total defense.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article115270598.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

They crunch a bunch, and they say it feels good every time.

With an extraordinarily young defense – five true freshmen started last week at Virginia – the Miami Hurricanes are No. 1 of 128 teams ranked nationally with 90 tackles for loss, tied with Texas A&M and just ahead of Michigan and Clemson.

Pretty impressive considering they finished 105th last year in the same category.

“That’s one of the goals we strived for,’’ freshman defensive end Joe Jackson said Wednesday. “We’re trying to finish strong and hopefully we can stay No. 1 in the nation.’’

The Canes (6-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who meet North Carolina State (5-5, 2-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Raleigh, had nine tackles for loss and five sacks last Saturday. In the second half, they recovered four fumbles.

Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said the big hits behind the line of scrimmage are “drive killers’’ and lead to more big hits, and ultimately turnovers.

“So, we’re always trying to hunt the negative play and get people behind the chains where we have a chance to get off the field,’’ Diaz said. “Certainly, it’s demoralizing to an offense when they see a defense celebrating in their backfield. Conversely, it’s what we’re hunting, and that’s never a one-man thing.’’

UM is now tied for 17th nationally in sacks with 29 and 22nd in fumbles recovered with nine.

It’s contagious, Diaz acknowledged.

“We actually showed on tape that there were three great strip attempts we had in the game [in which] the ball did not come out,’’ he said. “We knew that they had some guys who carried the ball loosely. And so it was great to show that, ‘Hey, look, we didn’t get it on play 28, we didn’t get it on play 33, and then lo and behold on play 45 it went. And then once it came it sort of came in bunches.”

Jackson leads Miami with 4.5 sacks. Chad Thomas, who has four sacks, leads the Canes with 10 tackles for loss. But many have joined in the fun, as a dozen players have both TFLs and sacks.

“It helps the team with confidence and lets us know that we’re doing something right every game when we’re out there – like stopping the run or getting sacks,’’ Jackson said.

Diaz’s crew will have a challenge Saturday. The Wolfpack has only allowed 16 sacks this season are tied for 30th in the country with 14 fumbles lost.

“It’s the battle of the game of trying to be the one who dictates to the other,’’ he said. “Offenses are trying to do the same thing with creating explosive plays. Those are our explosive plays.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article115295763.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes!

Despite how badly he f-ed up, glad to see Grace stayed and got his degree.

He'll definitely get drafted and spend good years in the league if he can stay healthy.

CGNC

Love Coach Manny Diaz

CGNC

NC State game is at 12:30, here is hoping that DIrect TV has its act together. I could not watch last week's game or half the games on the ACC Network.

1mg of Epi

They've been on directv

SinisterCane

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VA Cane

Who really cares about any level of basketball anyway...it is a girls game.
Football is what counts.
JMO

Go Canes!

Posted by: VA Cane | November 17, 2016 at 05:41 PM

Lmao

ML alumni 1970

New football schedule for 2020 and 2022.?!
Hell, I will be dead by them! (age72 & 74). But whoopin' a team from Texas would be AWESOME.

ML alumni 1970

But I will be dead by THEN! Typing it the wrong way must have shaken me up!!!!!

The Dude (AR-15 Builder)

Dont worry ML,

if you are dead by then, we promise to do full Weekend at Bernie's for you!

The Dude (AR-15 Builder)

^^^ get WW to write that in your contract.

SinisterCane

Canes still leading the nation in TFL

105th place in 2015
1st place in 2016

SinisterCane

Run defense

39th 2016
103rd 2015

Pass Defense

38th 2016
43rd 2015

Sack
18th 2016
64th 2015

Total defense
24th 2016
70th 2015

NicKane (casual fan)

Nice Jack Nicholson quote there ovg ^^^^^^^^^ lol

TJL

L vile getting stomped

Go Canes!

How the heck did Houston lose by 20 to SMU.

Go Canes!

The same SMU that lost by 45 to Memphis and 25 to Temple.

HAPPY SOUP

College football makes no sense anymore.

VA Cane

Ville is not that good...but L.Jackson is no quitter....keeps going for it.....bright spot...carries that team...but they are not top 4....

TruCane81

College football makes no sense anymore.

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | November 17, 2016 at 09:57 PM

All the rules favor the offense now.

Can't touch a recievers head, even when they duck into the hit.

No jamming past five yards.

Its just pitch and catch with no real consequences for air raiding.

If your oline plays like shyt, and the other teams pass game gets hot, you can be down big to an inferior team in a heart beat.

TruCane81

Real disappointed in Bobby Petrino tonight.

Has too many long developing plays for Jackson and he is taking way too many sacks.

I don't know what makes coaches think a struggling o line will magically hold up in a game where they have been utterly dominated.

He gets the offense going with quick passes from the three step drop, then goes right back to those five step drops that they CANNOT BLOCK
AT ALL. Everyone of Louisville's drives end up in 3rd and eternity because of this.

Reminds me of another coach I know.......

TruCane81

Did any off you guys catch how the Colts man pressed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers into oblivion the other day?

Terrance Sullivan

Just Win Baby! Beat NC State! That is all!

BigWindyCane1

I am with TSully, just win baby! Finish the season strong!

30CINCO

The U | Episode Four | Turn It Loose

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

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Another UM freshman impressing, plus Canes nuggets

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A six pack of UM notes on a Thursday:

• UM absolutely loves this freshman class, with the three linebackers and receiver Ahmmon Richards at the top of the group.

But former Coconut Creek cornerback Malek Young has been playing more in Adrian Colbert’s absence and coaches like what they’ve seen.

Young, who threw up before making his first college start at Virginia last week, originally committed to Georgia when Mark Richt was there but de-committed after Georgia fired defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

“Malek is baptism under fire,” defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said. “Very talented player thrust into a very important role. He’s having to grow up in a hurry in terms of maturity of not just covering but being able to play all the calls. He’s got a very bright future and for better or worse, that future is now.”

Richt’s take: “Malek Young's going to be a good player. He's very tough. He can run. He's got little nuances he's got to get better at” – including how much space to give receivers.

Beyond praising Corn Elder and Young, Richt said this about his defensive backs: “[Sheldrick Redwine] has been a pretty physical tackler. Our DBs in general have really become a physical bunch. I'm proud of how they tackle.”

• If UM wins out to finish 8-4, the Hurricanes believe they could wind up playing a bowl game at Yankee Stadium or in Jacksonville.

They would love to play in New York, but the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville also would have some appeal.

• Freshman Ahmmon Richards not only has risen to fourth in the nation in average per reception (21.5), but it’s the highest average by a freshman receiver since TY Hilton averaged 24.7 for FIU in 2008.

“Ahmmon can’t get complacent,” safety Rayshawn Jenkins told me this week. “There’s no telling how good he can be. He can do everything – go deep, turn short gains into big gains.”

• Mark Richt, on WQAM’s Hurricane Hotline on Monday: “Just think about those three [freshman] linebackers. If they stay healthy, they will probably be three years together. Who knows beyond that? I do think they have potential to play NFL ball down the road.”

• Richt, on the state of his program, on Hurricane Hotline: “We're not a team that has proven to anyone that we should be feared. I think... people respect us. I don't think they fear us. That's the goal for people to look at the film and go, ‘Oh, geez.’ I think they see a team that's formidable and will play hard and has got some players. One day we're looking to get people a little nervous.”

Richt added: “If you can't create a little bit of space for backs or a little bit of a pocket for [Brad] Kaaya, you are going to struggle. The goal is to keep recruiting, keep developing. We had a great offseason. We will have a better offseason next year. Our kids will understand a whole lot more. The more kids are used to doing things a certain way, the more confidence they get from it.”

• UM’s newest five-star basketball addition, elite Class of 2017 shooting guard Lonnie Walker, averaged 16.7 points and 4.1 rebounds for Team Final on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, shooting 39.1 percent from 3-point range.

He told ESPN in January that his Miami campus visit was “beautiful. The environment, the people, I meshed with the players really well. Ja'Quan Newton, Dewan [Huell]. The coaches and assistant coaches, I mesh with really well. I thought it would take a little bit longer to talk to the players and hang out and everything, but it sort of just snapped right away."

Here is ESPN’s scouting report on him:

Strengths: “Walker is a very good athlete. He is an athletic wing playmaker that applies relentless pressure to the defense. He attacks on the break where he is an excellent finisher. Walker is an excellent slasher. Walker will hit the open three when his feet are set and in rhythm. Walker does a great job running the floor and passing in the open court as well.”

Weaknesses: “Walker will need to add strength and continue to build his ball skills. He also will need to become a better perimeter rebounder.”

Bottom line: “Walker is an skilled wing that can make scoring plays. He is a high major talent with excellent upside.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article115353968.html#storylink=cpy

BigWindyCane1

Miami is a -3 point favorite. The Canes had a tough patch in the middle of the schedule, but they appear to have turned the corner and are playing better.

I am interested to see if Kaaya responds to last week and has one of his best game of the season. The Canes offense is trying to turn the corner, and it is largely up to Kaaya to take that next step. The offensive line needs to hold up because I don't think NC State's DBs can stop the Canes WRs from making big plays all over the place. The throws will be there, just like last week, but Kaaya has to make the proper reads and deliver accurate throws.

I think the defense will do its job.

Go Canes!

Very hard to run on NC State. If we become too one dimensional it's going to be a long afternoon for the offense.

HAPPY SOUP

The throws will be there, just like last week, but Kaaya has to make the proper reads and deliver accurate throws.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 18, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Sounds easy enough to me?

Mark from Atlanta

They'll throw the house @ Kaaya and OL...That's the recipe against Us...
Make the play that's given. ..AR & NJOKU "should " have big opportunities. ..
Def I feel ok...20-24 points. ...
So I'll say 27-23 good guys.
Just Win baby, just win.
God bless you and Go Canes! ! !

HAPPY SOUP

UM 41, NCST 20

The Dude (AR-15 Builder)

I have no idea what to expect from this game. Furthermore I stopped caring about how we look a long time ago, because for the last 15 years that's obviously been too much to ask for. At this point I just want to win. That is all.

1mg of Epi

I have no idea what to expect from this game. Furthermore I stopped caring about how we look a long time ago, because for the last 15 years that's obviously been too much to ask for. At this point I just want to win. That is all.
Posted by: The Dude (AR-15 Builder) | November 18, 2016 at 07:30 PM

Oh yea...I Remember when we were pissed if we didn't win by 30.

HAPPY SOUP

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