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December 13, 2016

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Herbieibis

Crock,
All the coaches on Dee look like UM material.

TonyCane

Canerock....wholeheartedly agree. Bad at developing and coaching talent, and too stubborn to change. All I'm saying that regardless of what he did with them once they came, he still averaged around six four star players per class. Some other coaches might have left Miami with a Wake Forest or Syracuse level of talent. And because he brought talent in Richt had a bedrock to work with.

TonyCane

Yep, I've been tempted to want Manny as HC.

Go Canes!

Joe!s stone crabs is still the shit.

Go Canes!

Joe's

Dude, Where's My Hurricanes?

Posted by: CaneRock | December 16, 2016 at 09:00 PM

Amen. Richt has got himself a bowl game to win. And then he needs to realize 9 wins is the lowest floor.

Dude, Where's My Hurricanes?

Sarkisian is replacing Kiffin at Bama. Not surprising. A good promotion for them. Now I wonder who they'll poach for Sark's spot. Richt needs to hire an OC. That needs to be made clear to him.

Dude, Where's My Hurricanes?

Hire a great OC and Miami will win the Coastal. Wash, rinse, repeat. Winning is bigger than what Richt wants to do to enjoy himself. Rob Chudzinski, Mike Yurcich, Jedd Fisch would all be good hires, heck, I'd take Dorsey right now.

WWIN

Hell, if it wasn't for WWIN & Da' Space, we don't land Corn LOL.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 16, 2016 at 08:39 PM

DAMN STRAIGHT!

WWIN

I'm not sold on Diaz yet... not saying he's bad... but how did he go from a NOBODY when we hired him to a HC candidate now? 😂

I'm sold on Kool tho!!!

WWIN

How about this handle?

Posted by: Dude, Where's My Hurricanes? | December 16, 2016 at 04:15 PM

That's the dumbest name I've ever heard of... I'm not gonna lie that's a AWESOME name! (Ricky Bobby)

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 16, 2016 at 11:12 PM

Diaz's scheme is tailored perfectly to SoFL talent I think. Especially if we can grow DEs into DTs.

Go Canes!

Diaz=HC in waiting

His Royal Dudeness

This WV game has JaQuan Johnson defensive player of the game written all over it. On O, shots will be there for Kaaya and the RBs should be able to get a head of steam because WV doesnt get behind the LoS often. Thats great news because our running game philosophy is poopoo.

His Royal Dudeness

This game will tell us a bunch about Richt as a HC. If Miami looks sharp with all that practice I will be very encouraged. If sloppy, that could be very telling. Either way, Dude needs an OC.

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ Lol, some kind of Freudian slip there? *Either way, dude needs an OC.

His Royal Dudeness

I want to see Njoku & Elder get drafted in the 1st round and I think Kaaya should come back. Next year Miami wins the Coastal and a bowl and Kaaya breaks every single Miami record, throws for 30 TDs.

His Royal Dudeness

Looking at the garbage QBs available in this year's draft and thinking Kaaya, with a good combine, could be the 1st QB taken. He's taller and has a better arm than the rest. When he's on he's certainly a very good passer even when he makes poor choices. His character is through the roof which NFL teams love... interesting choice for him because I think he'd look better than many players on ability. I dont know what everyone sees in Trubisky. A system QB. Makes a bunch of throws to wide open guys and has a super long wind up.

Brad Kaaya's NFL comparison is Phillip Rivers although not as good. A solid senior outing, which I think he'll have, could be a high pick.

His Royal Dudeness

Does anyone know if Kaaya graduates this year? I'm wondering if he can do that Matt Leinart thing where he just takes 1 class.

Ohio_Cane

What Diaz did with that side of the ball, including losing Grace and AQM, injuries to Colbert, CT9, Trent, etc, bad safeties in Jenkins and Carter, with 3 true freshman LB's, was nothing short of a miracle. The only coach who should be questioned less is Kool

Ohio_Cane

Oh, and Ariz doesn't expect Haskins to be at Miami much longer, so we def need a TE in this class if that's true. Missing McKitty hurt

Go Canes!

Don't think there's any way Corn or Njoku go first round.

Kaaya either. He's not athletic enough and won't really wow anyone at the combine imo.

CaneRock

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 17, 2016 at 07:44 AM

Hope not, kid looks like a beast.

Go Canes!

Man that video of OU's running back breaking that girls jaw makes Stoops and the university look really, really bad.

CGNC

Luckily for us golden wouldn't fire anybody or he still would be here, that's the only smart thing he did.

Posted by: Herbieibis | December 16, 2016 at 05:40 PM

LOL that is FUNNY and true

CGNC

LOL our bowl game is ranked 14th most watchable by somebody

CGNC

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 02:38 AM

I want to see Elder get drafted in the first round and Kaaya and Njoku come back.

CGNC

#RespectYourElder

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 17, 2016 at 08:00 AM

I only say that because if Trubisky is the #1 guy out there, then Kaaya has a shot because he's better than Trubisky. Kaaya's combine will be all about arm talent, footwork (needs lots of work), and character. Last point is that the NFL reaches on QBs all the time, I wouldnt be shocked is what I'm saying.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 17, 2016 at 10:32 AM

NCAA gets their V all sandy whenever a kid gets some free food. But when a university makes up fake punishments... crickets.

See what I did there?

roachcane77

#RespectYourElder

Nice one CGNC!

Yeah, if we can show the world a BIG Bowl win, our recruiting should be solid, (and stable.)
A big Bowl LOSS, and decommits won't be far behind.

(Nothing new there, I know.) But I'm REALLY hoping for a great showing in Orlando.

VA Cane


Very proud of 5 of my young men who play for James Madison University, FCS division, who knocked off 5 time defending champs North Dakota State last night....several of my kids played very well.NDSU won 5 in a row....22 straight playoff games....and my kids helped knock off a great champion!!

I coached them, and am proud of them, but make no mistake they got there on their own efforts, determination, and ability. I hope I helped them along the way; they are the focus and I give them all the credit...great young men! I spoke with them as a group today as they ate breakfast after their big win via cell nice of them to call their coach......I could not be prouder as they have a shot at the NS FCS...they are in final 1/7/2017 in Frisco TX. Speaking with them made me proud....and emotional....it was a touching moment for their old coach. They have a ball they are having th team sign and give me as a Xmas present to get me through my broken leg/ankle.

Very touching from a fine team and some fine kids.....This is why I keep coaching, why I do this for 37 years....great kids who feel that along the way you taught them, helped them. Its like having a million dollars....a great feeling for a coach knowing you helped and are remembered by them.

Go Dukes bring home the title to a proud state!

VA Cane

No coach in the history of CFB has produced a 2001 Miami team. That isn't the measuring stick.

Love that thought Epi.....no team has ever bee nthat good. Even Saban....his teams not even close re ability and talent!!!JMO

Coolmac758

We HAve The Worse Fans in College Football. We Finally got a Coach and now Fans are Still Complaining. We Lost a Receiver in Jeudy, but this is a Team Sport. Our Front Seven on Defense are Electric and The DB's We have coming in and what we already have will Make us Elite in that side of the ball. As far as Offense there are Fans Wanting Kaaya Gone. Are Yall Crazy? Bad Play calling and Terrible Offensive line. We need two or Three Decent Receivers with South Frida Speed as two Corners with it Also. We're going to be better on the Offensive Line for sure but we need two more Good ones. If the Recruits here out Fans belittling our Staff, Why Should they come. The Few of You who Never played Football and just base recruiting on Stars, pay attention to Washington, Boise State, South Florida and Houston. South Florida Talent is Four Star Everyday at The U. If They Don't Come, They Were Never Canes. To the Coaches, Please Get Dingle Back. He Will Help Us and We'll see him on Sunday's 4 or 5 years from now. Guaranteed.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: VA Cane | December 17, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Congrats!

Terrance Sullivan

Congrats VA

WWIN

Diaz's scheme is tailored perfectly to SoFL talent I think. Especially if we can grow DEs into DTs.

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Only things different from last to this year... 3-4 to 4-3 and most of the time we still use 3 down linemen...CB's still give WR's too much cushion. But the main difference is the D-line being AGGRESSIVE which is all Coach Kool!

WWIN

Diaz=HC in waiting

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 17, 2016 at 01:14 AM

Diaz=D'no at Texas 😂😂😂

Did you know about him last year???

WWIN

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Says who???

TonyCane

What do you think is the likelihood that FAU will join The Big 12 in the next five years?

58 Straight

341 and having fun!

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 02:12 PM

Lots of things I've read.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 02:06 PM

You're insane. We mostly play with 4 down linemen and the DBs are far more aggressive. Look at the freedom your boy gets to take chances on bubbles and runs. Its paid off big time. As far as cushion goes, we've played much tighter in the first half of the season than AG's staff did. You know we cant man up and jam every down with our depth, our CBs would be gased too fast with not much behind them.

TonyCane

WWIN...for a few games Diaz equaled DNo in Texas. He was fired after a ridiculous loss to BYU where they rushed for 400+ yards. To some extent he was made the scapegoat for a Longhorns program suddenly in decline.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 02:10 PM

I sure as hell did and called it a really good hire the day I heard about it. I aint never done wrong by this blog.

His Royal Dudeness

Blaming Diaz for Texas is like blaming Solinger for Coker.

His Royal Dudeness

*Soldinger*

Go Canes!

Yes I'd heard of him, but not much.

What's the point?

I'd never heard of JJ or Erickson, barely knew anything about Butch.

TruCane81

Diaz=HC in waiting

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 17, 2016 at 01:14 AM

May not be that bad an idea.

Larry and Randy have me leary of hiring a coordinator to learn on the job though.

Seems to run a good d, but what kind of recruiter would he be?

Also wondering about his offensive philosophy.

WWIN

Who wanted Diaz before we hired him??????

Now he's a HC candidate??? 😂😂😂

WWIN

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 03:39 PM

When did you see him... so you were keeping up with him at Texas and Miss State???

What made you want him?

TruCane81

If Brad goes he needs to pray to be drafted by New England.

The right situation could make him a pro bowler.

The wrong one will have him out of the league QUICK.

Bellichek would turn him into a monster as long as he can endure that culture and pressure.

WWIN

Blaming Diaz for Texas is like blaming Solinger for Coker.

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 03:41 PM

By this logic... someone needs to hire D'no so he can be the next great HC in the making... cuz you can't blame him for Golden right???

WWIN

Lots of things I've read.

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 03:34 PM

Did your own eyes tell you Kaaya > Trubisky???

TonyCane

I think the Patriots draft Njoku to replace Gronk next year.

TruCane81

Njoku would be a beast pick in the second round.

NE will pick late so he could be the first

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 04:48 PM

Trubisky is a better NCAA QB. He has a better command of his offense. The offense at UNC is creative and plays to what he can do. Fedora > Richt at creating an offense. But we're talking about the NFL here. Kaaya is a better NFL QB than Trubisky in that his arm is stronger, his delivery is quicker and he makes more difficult throws. Trubisky hits a bunch of wide open dudes and will never run like he does now in the NFL. When he's forced to make tight throws from the pocket by NFL teams, he'll struggle.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 04:43 PM

Except Diaz was fired and then rebounded well at Miss St., so there goes that logic. With AG it was all about cronyism.

WWIN

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 06:03 PM

Yeah but Kaaya misses wide open dudes, gets rattled EASILY, and can't run at all! And doesn't throw a good deep ball. What do you think is going to happen to Kaaya after a couple of hits in the NFL... he's took hits here that has effected him for several games???

WWIN

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 06:05 PM

No sir... my logic is very much in play 😂😂😂

On your logic... someone SHOULD hire D'no because it wasn't his fault

WWIN

TD... had you been a Texas fan you would have wanted Diaz fired right after the BYU game and you know it!

C'mon now... I'm a fellow horseman... you know I know ya! 😂

VA Cane

I tnink BK is smart, has a good arm, can make the throws, if he had a good OL he would be better....and can be taught. His feet are heavy and slow...does not move well...not fast but TB is not fast....does not read well, throws into coverage, and misses open guys. He is nervous in the pocket....and he has to do that in the NFL. There is no real read option in the NFL as a regular offense....those guys...Kap RG are history....ineffective and irrelevant. Wilson is good...but this year being banged up having to run for his life his OL is terrible....he has had a off year.

BK is not ready for the NFL at all...he needs another year of coaching....need good QB coach, Richt needs to teach him personally....get an real OC Richt is average. Even at GA anybody can run run run...he just had good ones....he is so foreign to the pass....sad he was a QB.

Curious if BK has been to the NFL guru camp....the guy in CA I think....he develops and teaches QBs...you see him on ESPN some...African American guy who is really really good....his drills and ideas are incredible...like holding brooms up to make you throw over them. I use his stuff....I cannot call him name....but he is fantastic...just cannot call his name. Anybody know who I mean? Brad needs a lot of work but he can do good things.

VA Cane

Gronk...back problems....they are hard to heal you cannot immobilize the back easily....my leg sure is....but as great as he is...he may not ever get back. Njoku has that skill set....and body wise he is not as big...but I think he has more natural athletic moves....he is a natural...

Terrance Sullivan

George Whitfield is his name VA

VA Cane

Brandon Marshall great guy receiver....human being.
I remember how he used to be....he was a troublemaker....but he got help for the personality disorder....and he does a lot of great things for adults...and kids and puts himself out front...a face that shows that it is ok to get help....you need to do it.

He is a fine receiver....but a greater man....I admire his work as he does it everywhere. Nice story nice man.

VA Cane

I new someone would know it...TSully you are the man. Mr Whitfield is fantastic....he really knows his stuff....and has taught many great QBS......Kayaa would be wise to reach out to him....and learn how to correct and overcome his issues.

TSully, if you ever move to VA....it was about 14 degrees last night....you will be a fantastic addition to my staff....heck I would coach under you!!!!

You are a true gem of this blog....along with so many of the others ....Dude, CR, CoCane, Big Windy, WWIN, Happy Soup.....so many I cannot name you all....I know this....we all know a lot of things about this game and team.....and yes we point out a lot of things....but we do know....hope staff reads some of you folks comments....it would help!!!!!

Thanks T. Sully!!

Terrance Sullivan

U welcome VA. Keep molding young kids to become great men. U are a treasure.

TonyCane

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/acc-fines-louisville-virginia-tech-for-role-in-wake-scandal/ar-AAlGQsa?li=BBnb7Kz

Isn't this an NCAA violation as well? And if so, shouldn't Louisville and VA Tech face sanctions?

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 06:23 PM

I'm not gonna get sucked into a big back and forth on it bro. If Trubisky is the best QB available... I think Kaaya is better than him for the NFL. Every QB that Ive seen talked about has plus & minuses. I dont think Kaaya is the best NFL prospect in college right now so dont get me twisted either. If he plays like he did against Pitt, against WV his stock will rise a bunch. If he plays like that all year, next year we'll win a bunch of games.

Herbieibis

Trubinski is true system qb. Kaaya would get smoked in the pocket. Hell he couldn't dodge a beach ball. He moves like he just took a dump in his draws.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Herbieibis | December 17, 2016 at 09:53 PM

Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Carson Palmer, etc. None of them can move. The key for Kaaya is knowing his OL calls and WR reads.

His Royal Dudeness

App State won a bowl. Brad Kaaya has beaten a team that won a bowl.

TruCane81

Trubinski is true system qb. Kaaya would get smoked in the pocket. Hell he couldn't dodge a beach ball. He moves like he just took a dump in his draws.

Posted by: Herbieibis | December 17, 2016 at 09:53 PM


We have seen flashes of really good footwork from him.

I think all the bad hits he has taken have affected his poise, the true cause of his footwork issues.

Another year will help him immensely if he is a maniac about his mechanics.

His footwork is MUCH quicker than his average play shows. He needs more poise and focus.

Go Canes!

Kaaya certainly had had a combo of happy feet st times, coupled with hero holds, trying to extend plays instead of unloading.

Think the combination of poor decisions, poor play calling, new system, losing BOTH his top receivers and bad offensive line play all hurt early.

Think the second half of the season showed what he and this offense can and will continue to do if he sticks around.

Really hope we get one more year with him.

TruCane81

Heavy on the 3 step drop and he will be a heisman finalist 2017.

Its up to you Coach Richt.

WWIN

^^^^^^
He gone!

VA Cane

I think he stays....someone crappy would possibly draft him...he knows that.....Richt and experts....not fucking idiots Kiper,Jr. and McShay....why they are on ESPN....or any show I do not know....have to have told him he is not ready....Talking heads on our games talked about how good he was.......not true at all....serviceable can do some things....but not a really good QB yet....there are a few....Watson is ok but he is a run guy...not a really good passer....Bama kid can run...but not strong....even the guy at Washington is ok....not a lot of good QBs....and NFL teams have t have a good QB...cannot win without!!

VA Cane

He moves like he just took a dump in his draws.

LOL!!! Herbie....as hard as he got rocked, those drawers are brown!!!!!! He got the shit knocked out of hm for sure!!!!

He should stay....I do like him and he can be developed....NFL will eat him alive!!!

SOUP

Yeah but Kaaya misses wide open dudes, gets rattled EASILY, and can't run at all! And doesn't throw a good deep ball.

Posted by: WWIN | December 17, 2016 at 06:23 PM

Nope, #1 QB and first round draft pick.

SOUP

App State won a bowl. Brad Kaaya has beaten a team that won a bowl.

Posted by: The Dude | December 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Best QB in UM history.

Most yadrs passing tells the story.

Go Canes!

Who exactly is saying anything like he's a #1 pick and the best in team history?

No one on here that I've seen.

Think it's unanimous on here he'd be better served by staying one more year here refining his game and working on his flaws under CMR.

Well except for Sinister who'd rather start anyone else.

BigWindyCane1

When I saw Kaaya play the first few games against weaker teams, I could see the improvement in his game. Kaaya throws a beautiful ball when he has time. I was a little troubled by his inability to read the defense and connect on certain throws. I also think it took him a while to figure out that Richards was his #1 receiver, not Coley.

Then, came the next four games and Kaaya's struggled. Pressure on the passer wasn't the only problem. A lack of Confidence in what he was doing in the offense was evident. Another year would benefit Kaaya tremendously. His offensive line will be less experienced, but vastly more talented with Donaldson and Brown added to the mix. Walton will be better, and Hendon and the other tight ends will also be better. This season's offense actually scored more points than West Virginia did. The offense next year can be very special with Kaaya returning.

The Canes really need to get a win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Canes are favored by Las Vegas and the ESPN Power indent gives the Canes a 56% chance of winning. The Canes that finished the season could beat many of the teams in the top 25 today. A solid win should put them in the top 25, and provide a lot of momentum heading into national signing day and into next season.

BigWindyCane1

It is possible that if Kaaya returns after a strong Bowl game, the Canes might be favored by a touchdown or more in every game next season, except FSU

CGNC

Trubinski is true system qb. Kaaya would get smoked in the pocket. Hell he couldn't dodge a beach ball. He moves like he just took a dump in his draws.

Posted by: Herbieibis | December 17, 2016 at 09:53 PM

Again Herbie, FUNNY!!!

CGNC

Hi Roach! Going to any home games next year?

SOUP

Think it's unanimous on here Kaaya be better served by staying one more year here refining his game and working on his flaws under CMR.

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 07:17 AM

Agree 100%.

His Royal Dudeness

My only point is that if Trubinsky is the best QB available, I'd rather have Kaaya.

Go Canes!

That kid at UNC is damn good.

WWIN

^^^^^^^
So Trubisky is better than Watson and Kizer???

WWIN

Nope, #1 QB and first round draft pick.

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | December 18, 2016 at 02:12 AM

Sorry I almost forgot about that! He played like a 1st round draft pick all season long and whoever drafts him first round will be lucky!

SinisterCane

Well except for Sinister who'd rather start anyone else.

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 07:17 AM

At least we agree on something

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: WWIN | December 18, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Beat that straw man.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 11:39 AM

I disagree.

SinisterCane

The Space is hilarious so Kaaya needs to return for a 4th yr to have an better standing in the draft. Who does this help Kaaya or Miami? If it didn't happen in his first 3 millions starts it ain't happening next yr either. Kaaya represents the last remaining cancerous cell from tha Faiden era

Go Canes!

Trubisky's overall numbers are better than any of the QBs being discussed.

If you equaled out attempts he'd have more yards, completions, TDs and a higher passer rating than all of them, all while having far fewer interceptions and an inferior cast around him.

He also makes plays with his legs which is huge in the NFL today.

I think he'll be a damn good NFL player.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 12:02Pm.

It absolutely helps both.

Kaaya gets even better and we keep what is by a gigantic margin our best option for winning.

It's a no brainer.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Thats all fine and dandy, but his college stats have very little to do with making NFL throws or the way those nice runs from him are set up. He can pick up a 1st with his legs, but he is not a real danger like Kap or others. His throwing motion is a long windup and his offense is very friendly to his abilities.

SOUP

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