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January 07, 2017

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nemo2002

Nemo rules!

raizecane

No 2

SOUP

When you look at those lists it just SHOCKS U!

nemo2002

Suffice to say, "we didn't want them anyway."

Terrance Sullivan

Yes this is a sobering reminder of a good part of our fall from the top of the College FOOTBALL Mountaintop.

WWIN

Whyche was a beast at JUCO. U saw the tape. Not his fault he was in D'no's scheme. That, and getting in trouble didn't help.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 06, 2017 at 11:41 PM

#TrueStory

I talked to a former player tonight... he said one of Golden's faults was keeping player's in the doghouse... said he purposely didn't want Whyche to have any film to be seen.

Said D'no is really BRILLIANT...said players never could get their mind's over playing a 3-4 so they NEVER bought in. Said they believed they would still go to the league regardless. But said D'no would have the right plays called but they wouldn't execute it.

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ That could be true, but as I said a million times, if thats the case, its still on the DC having a system too complicated for him to teach at the NCAA level.

WWIN

He didn't say it was complicated... just said players didn't want to do it! Lol

His Royal Dudeness

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Go Canes!

Second interview with Go Canes...

SOUP: How is Mark Richt doing so far?

GO: Richt is the best coach ever at UM.

SOUP: But he still did not win the ACC division or conference?

GO: But that is not his fault. The players were bad. The depth was weak. The fans suck.

SOUP: OK, so what about next year?

GO: Well if we win the National Championship it will be because of Mark Richt. If we don't it will be because of Donald Trump.

SOUP: Why is that?

GO: Well Mark is God and Trump is not.

SOUP: Well OK then...

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | January 06, 2017 at 11:58 PM

I'll answer those correctly any time you like, though I doubt you care enough to hear anything other than your simpleton's interpretation of things written here.

SOUP

OK, Go, let's give it a GO then (others can reply also if they like):

1. List the three most important areas for improvement for the UM football team in 2017?

2. On a scale of 1-10 (1 bad, 10 great) how would you rate Mark Richt's performance so far as UM head coach?

3. On his overall performance during his entire career at UM how would you rate QB Brad Kaaya using the same scale?

Herbieibis

Let The Herb have a crack at those 3 questions:
1. The offense needs to be more consistent. To many times during this past season Richt would push the snooze button. He needs to open it up a little more and have more creativity. Now this may not happen because of our qb situation. The o-line has to play WAY better than it did. We have to add more talent at that position and we need a little more depth of talent at wr and rb.
2. I would give Richt a 7.5. His play calling, at times, left a lot to be desired.
3.Kaaya would get a 7.5 as well. Granted he didn't turn the ball over much, but he could never help us win the big games. He couldn't move around to by time and took to many sacks. We all know the o-line was not great but he didn't help much because of those brix. Yes he will leave with some records and we would have been very good had he returned but as I've said before u can't by speed and mobility and he had neither.

TonyCane

If you were to look at overall roster numbers on a year by year basis, it's created depth problems at a few various points. The 2009 season - where we started 5-1 - was essentially ruined by depth problems. By the Clemson game we had a rash of injuries on a team that had somewhere around 69 scholarship players, and we did not have enough bodies to continue at the pace that we were at. So a 5-1 start ends in a 9-4 finish.

The 2012 class is amazing - to have 15 players out within two years, and ten within one year is incredible. Maybe some would not have been starters, but I also think that behind the scenes losing that number of personnel destroys leadership - i.e. installing the values of the team (work ethic, discipline) on the next inbound group of players.

TonyCane

I also wonder if Kayaa would have stayed if Coley had remained OC.

BigWindyCane1

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 03:20 AM

I agree. The D'No recruited too many players that didn't belong here. I heard one insider say that the D'No and Golden offered recruits that were not "MIAMI-type " players, in terms of lacking the kind of athleticism and explosiveness that made the Hurricanes great. There was no quality depth for CMR in 2016, thus freshmen and transfers played a lot.

Moreover, Diaz and Kul took a defensive end (McIntosh) and tackle (Norton) in D'No's scheme and he is turning them into stars

TonyCane

I talked to a former player tonight... he said one of Golden's faults was keeping player's in the doghouse... said he purposely didn't want Whyche to have any film to be seen.

Said D'no is really BRILLIANT...said players never could get their mind's over playing a 3-4 so they NEVER bought in. Said they believed they would still go to the league regardless. But said D'no would have the right plays called but they wouldn't execute it.

Posted by: WWIN | January 07, 2017 at 12:35 AM

Two thought:

1) I'm not sure if that's unique to Golden. Didn't Shannon have an especially large doghouse with expansive wings built on either side of it. A certain Packer defensive player spent half of his career there.

2) D'No had five years to implement his system. By 2015 everyone on his team were HIS recruits - they should have bought in. I think the scheme was too complex, just as Pete Carroll's Seattle scheme was too complex for USC and only was fully realized with the Seahawks.

nemo2002

1) Offense, defense, special teams
2) 7.676
3) 8.787

Terrance Sullivan

1.The Team needs to improve special teams. Jersey Mike had a off year, and we didn't return enough punt returns and kickoff returns for points either touchdowns or set up field goals. We increased our scoring per game by 9 points and defense allowed 9 fewer points per game as well. 2. I give Coach Mark Right and his coaching staff a 8.25. I give Brad Kaaya 15 a 8.25.

trianglecane

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1. List the three most important areas for improvement for the UM football team in 2017?

1. Offensive line has to be more consistent.
2. The oc has to play to the new qbs strenghs.
3. No sophomore slumps!

2. On a scale of 1-10 (1 bad, 10 great) how would you rate Mark Richt's performance so far as UM head coach?

I would give him an 8. Miami should not have lost to ND and NC. He seemed unwilling to change at times.

3. On his overall performance during his entire career at UM how would you rate QB Brad Kaaya using the same scale?

Statically I would give him a 10. In times that Miami needed him to take the reins and drag them to victory in would give him a 5.

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Herbieibis

I would say Deno was a moron and should have been gone after year 3. Now for the plain truth more than half the players that left while Goldie locks was coach were defensive players, which didn't help Deno much. Maybe his schemes were to complex but it's hard to play good smart defense when u have revolving door of players, especially at LB, where every time u turned around a backer was getting the boot.
Thank Al for having the Go Nads, not to fire your bro or we we would still would be in misery!

VA Cane

You can look at those lists....but really...how many of those guys were really top notch quality players....not a one...where are they now...not starring in the NFL!!!! They all were really poor reaches, players who were not very good and would have made no difference at all had they stayed.

What it says is we recruit players based on the star system, instead of scouting players who are fundamentally sound, possess strong character skills, are determined to finish what they start, and were asked to play based on a first hand account witness of physical and mental skills required to play college football. They may be nice kids but they were not very good players....they are nowhere...ghosts never to be found.

1 OL has to improve; I am tired of chubby slow footed lazy sloths blocking one play and taking the next one off; pick the feet up hustle run to the block....you have to want to win, not just do ok stop being a puss....beat somebodys azz....then do it again ...hate you opponent!!!. QB...stop being scared and gunshy...develop footwork...do not throw in to coverage...speak up lead by vocal and example...Offense...pass the ball!

2 I give Richt 6.5 as a coach....the first 2 games anybody could have coached to a win....he did well in the last 5....rising 6.5!

3 6.5...he got better....needs a lot more time at QB in college...not ready for pros!

1mg of Epi

Richt has been a mixed bag.
Pluses: Has hired a good staff. Revamped the S&C. Raised money/facilities. Generally raised UM's profile.

Minuses: Unimaginative offense. Took too long to tailor his system to the talent.

Gotta give him a 7.5. Hard to give him a higher grade when he flushed 30% of the season being stubborn.

Kaaya is a good QB. Not great. Wasn't helped by his coaches. He gets 8.

His Royal Dudeness

1. Offensive line, obviously, special teams, need to have someone dynamic to get better field position for the O, wouldnt mind scoring on ST either, 3 overall talent across the board.

2. Richt: 8. Would have been lower if the D wasnt so filthy, nasty, mean, dominant. Great to have a dominant side of the ball again. All in all a solid year 1. Bowl win is terrific.

3. Kaaya: 8. Could be convinced of a higher or lower grade here. Kaaya is just too inconsistant for large stretches of the game. Kind of reminds me of Brock Berlin in that regard, without the big wins over rivals.

mi@mic@ne

no d just became the Houston Cougars head coach..it fits very well..his d will be playing like a bunch of old cougars...lmao

Herbieibis

Va cane, u said above we recruit players based on star power, that's the problem we have gotten to many C type players who don't have the needed fundamentals to play here and on top of that, the past coaching has been lackluster. I know we are never going to be loaded with a bunch of four and five star players but make no mistake we need our fair share if we want to be a consistent threat for the ship and the coaching to go along with it.

1mg of Epi

3. Kaaya: 8. Could be convinced of a higher or lower grade here. Kaaya is just too inconsistant for large stretches of the game. Kind of reminds me of Brock Berlin in that regard, without the big wins over rivals.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Agree. His game is limited, he wasn't great at progressions, but I still think his coaches failed him.

VA Cane

Agreed Herbie; 3 stars can become 5 stars with coaching and development of skills...Ray Lewis great example.

We reach too much when we need to be able to identify sand develop talent....Butch Davis, JJ did this well...and HS!!

You have to get some 4 and 5s....but the 3s give you depth...by coaching developing....and all stars must have....and be retaught fundamentals. Herbie, I think if you win the games you should, you can get some of the 4s and 5s....and more of them...Just Win Baby!!!!

11-1 this year...a very distinct opportunity...had the O played to win instead of compete...and you get those guys...or more of them....winning turns heads, solves everything...well almost everything...and cannot HURT recruiting!!!!!

VA Cane

Nice stats and article Soup!

His Royal Dudeness

Another thing that Miami needs to do... one thing that really got USC in the spotlight was Pete Carroll embracing Hollywood. In my opinion Miami can do this too.

1mg of Epi

Another thing that Miami needs to do... one thing that really got USC in the spotlight was Pete Carroll embracing Hollywood. In my opinion Miami can do this too.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 02:49 PM

Obviously your referring to Hollywood, fla. Right? Like maybe they can do a Miss 441 or miss federal highway pageant!?

Or a French Canadian speedo competition!

Or a Bagel toss?

Herbieibis

Speaking of Brock Berlin, put him under center he sucked but put him in the shot-gun the dude could play, especially when we were behind.

Go Canes!

1. Think it's too early to know the #1 thing that needs improvement. A couple of games into the season we could have a serious QB problem or be thrilled with who's under center. That aside it's the obvious, better O-line play, better play calling and for God's sake can we start a single series in the redzone without a false start?

2. I give CMR a solid 8.5. As soon as he signed his contract he gave us credibility we haven't had in years. He got Richard and Pickney to recommit and scrambled to put together a solid recruiting class.

He also took his time and hit home runs with Kool and Diaz, and overall has put together an excellent staff.

Only issue anyone can have with him, and rightfully so, was his play calling during that four game stretch. But in my opinion he righted that and we rolled to a dominant second half of the season and bowl game.

3. I give Kaaya an 8. Talked about here to death, I thought he was a very good player for us who got stuck on some pretty crappy teams. He wasn't a world beater but in a huge majority of games he did his part to get us wins.


His Royal Dudeness

That Notre Dame loss just keeps eating at me. Win that one and we got 10 wins.

roachcane77

Well it seems that everyone EXCEPT Go Canes! is responding, SOUP. LOL

Well #1 seems pretty unanimous... OL #1 need.
I also agree with many about ST's... too many Fair Catches on punt ST's. Need to be more dynamic.
#3 need for me is OC... offensive play calling.

CMR- 7.9. Super glad to have him back at the U! However, there were just too many conservative O calls that cost us W's.

QB BK- 7.5. Would like to give him more... he was a good leader, (and record setter), but, I concur with the masses... he cost us some W's that a more mobile QB would have carried us through. Even still, I would have wanted him to stay one more year.

Let's Go CANES!


roachcane77

Good to hear from you Go Canes!

1mg of Epi

What's the deal with this seasons class? Don't really follow recruiting but apparently things ain't looking how we wanted?

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ Still have some time Epi. And I hate, hate, hate typing this because I know better, but 2018 is looking like a legit top 10 class. The best thing about '18 is that there seems to be enthusiasm from that age group.

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ We just need to survive 2017 season and hit the ABCs.

a) Win 10 games.
b) Win the Coastal.
c) Win a bowl.

1mg of Epi

Lol alrighty then.

Go Canes!

2017 can be a Top 10 class.

Get the RB from Maryland, get the JUCO corner, get the two O-linemen from Heritage and somehow get a very good WR to hit and we will be.

Dont think any of those are a stretch.

WWIN

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 03:20 AM

Not true! When people are stuck in their ways they're stuck! Some black kids don't listen to white teachers and some white kids don't listen to black teachers... not that the teachers are bad... they might be great teachers but it's the perception. Not saying that was the case just using an example for a player that wants to run a 4-3 instead of a 3-4.

These players are FANS like us...only that they get to play in the games. They love UM but they didn't like D'no! This is not the first time a player has said this... plenty of players have said it was the EXECUTION not the play calls.

WWIN

Posted by: TonyCane | January 07, 2017 at 10:57 AM

2) Defense wasn't bad every D'no was here tho

HillViewCane

Kaaya is the best QB we have had in 20 years. I will entertain arguments about Ken Dorsey who was fantastic in that he rarely made mistakes but Dorsey had an O-line that was so good that there was a period of 21 games where he was only sacked 3 times. Sacked 3 times in 21 games!!! That wasn't his quick release etc. or awareness in the pocket. It was the talent around him. Not to mention his superior OC play-calling. Brad Kaaya is the best that we have had in the referenced time frame. For each year he has been our QB I couldn't name 10 maybe even 5 qb's I would trade him for. You have to have perspective and be realistic. I read someone comparing Kaaya to Berlin? Berlin was terrible outside of the shotgun. All of the other Qbs outside of Dorsey were 1 throw away from a god-aweful interception. Dorsey was rescued by our superior receivers time and time again. Had a very weak arm but as I said didn't make many mistakes. Kaaya is the best we have had in a while and we have been damn lucky to have him. He has probably cost us a couple of games in his tenure but he is a QB it happens. Kaaya has not been our problem. I hate to imagine where we would have been without him.

WWIN

Our recruiting is going GREAT for what we're trying to achieve...win the ACC COASTAL! Unfortunately right now we have to take BABY STEPS! The 3☆ players we're getting now are NOT the same QUALITY of 3☆ players we use to get!

Once we take control of the coastal... we'll get these South Florida Diva's!!!

Go Canes!

ARIZ: Notre Dame Transfer WR Corey Holmes talks Canes

Back in 2014, St. Thomas Aquinas WR Corey Holmes shut his recruitment down and decided to sign with Notre Dame. Fast forward three years later, the once 4 Star, Under Armor All American has decided to transfer from Notre Dame and open his recruiting process back up. He talks to CanesInSight about why he decided to transfer.

"The season was OK," Holmes said. "It was my first true season being involved in the offense."

"I wish I would of saw more opportunities, but that's why I feel like I can take advantage of this opportunity of transferring and get those opportunities I wanted at Notre Dame, somewhere else."

Holmes played in 12 games for Notre Dame this season -- he had 11 receptions for 96 yards, while the opportunities weren't there for him, he explains that playing time wasn't the only factor in this decision.

"The relationship I had with the coaches --Ii felt that if I wasn't going to have a good relationship with the coaches, I wasn't going to get anywhere in my career at Notre Dame," said Holmes.

"The culture believe it or not had a big factor in my decision to transfer. I felt like my whole time there, it just wasn't a good fit for me."

Holmes was a highly ranked recruit coming out of high school, with offers from schools like Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and other, but there's only one school from the past that's still recruiting him.

"North Carolina, Miami, Marshall, Kentucky and Wake Forest are the school recruiting me right now," he said.

Being from St. Thomas Aquinas HS, the local school has always held a special place inside his heart.

"It would be a blessing," said Holmes. "It would be real nice for me to come home and play for my hometown team and wear the orange and green."

"They showed me a good amount of love coming out of high school," he added.

"I wish I would of considered them more when I was in high school and could of took a couple of visits to the campus and stuff."

While Holmes played some 2000 miles away, he has a special relationship with Miami WR coach Ron Dugans.

"What's funny about it, Coach Dugans when he was at USF actually gave me my first offer, so it's really cool that he's at Miami and there's a chance i could player for the coach that was the first to believe in my athletic abilities."

SinisterCane

Posted by: HillViewCane | January 07, 2017 at 03:57 PM

Would Kaaya have won the 2001 championship with Dorsey's supporting class?


Would the 2016 Canez go 8-4 under Dorsey

2014 (3) 3 93 Brandon Linder, OG Jacksonville Jaguars
6 191 Pat O'Donnell, P Chicago Bears
7 237 Seantrel Henderson, OL Buffalo Bills


2015 (7) 1 9 Ereck Flowers, OL New York Giants
1 29 Phillip Dorsett, WR Indianapolis Colts
2 48 Denzel Perryman, LB San Diego Chargers
3 68 Clive Walford, TE Oakland Raiders
3 77 Duke Johnson, RB Cleveland Browns
4 128 Jon Feliciano, OL Oakland Raiders
6 212 Anthony Chickillo, DL Pittsburgh Steelers


2016 (2) 1 25 Artie Burns, DB Pittsburgh Steelers
4 124 Deon Bush, DB Chicago

Go Canes!

Yes and Yes

His Royal Dudeness

Yes and No.

Go Canes!

Dorsey's numbers in 2001:

184-318, 57.9% passing for 2652 yards with 23 TDs and 9 INTs.

Kaaya's numbers in 2016:

261-421, 62% passing for 3532 yards with 27 TDS and 7 INTs.

Are you saying Dorsey's numbers would get better with an inferior team and Kaaya's numbers would drop with Portis, McGahee, Gore Shockey, Winslow and Andre Johnson?

Herbieibis

No Mr. Holmes u looked down on the u and thought u were moving to the big time but we are forgivers.
Hillviewcane, all can say is WHAT! Have u been knocking out the shine dude. U are definetly entitled to you're opinion but all The Herb can say is Wow. U and Go Canes must be bros. Kaaya is a good qb and did set a few records BUT won no big games. I would rank him 3rd maybe 4th. Now u can crash on Dorsey BUT he did win a ship and play for another, actually should of played for 3. Scott Covington would be #2, his only misgiving was having to qb us when we were mired in sanctions. #3 Brock Berlin, as I stated before, as long as he stayed in the shot gun the dude at times was unstoppable, remember the Louisville and Florida games? Kaaya #4, won no big games and was a sack waiting to happen. Now if u have the time it takes for a stop light to turn from red to green, then he was good. One more thing about Covington, he did qb us in beating #1 UCLA.

Go Canes!

The all time great 2001 Canes gave up 7 points or less in 8 of 12 games but dont forget they almost lost two games, both of which could have been pinned on the offense.

If not for Reed stripping his own teammate they likely lose to BC and if not for an easy 2 point conversion drop against VT they maybe lose that one as well.

In the BC game Dorsey went 20-41, 48% for 222 and 1 TD

In the VT game he went 21-44, 47% for 235 and 1 TD.

Not knocking Dorsey, just showing some on here how absurd their constant ripping of Kaaya really is.

SinisterCane

I guess Kaaya is the new Al golden. You jokers will discredit Dorsey to uplift a QB with a sub 500 record against P5 teams.

#Defendtotheend.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 07, 2017 at 06:04 PM

Or maybe you're just completely wrong.

Go Canes!

Teams, not just one player, win games Sinister. Don't know why you refuse to accept that.

SinisterCane

Not knocking Dorsey, just showing some on here how absurd their constant ripping of Kaaya really is.
Posted by: Go Canes! | January 07, 2017 at 06:04 PM

Whats absurd that you'll tear 1 faction of the team just to win an debate on who worse.

Al Golden sucks>>>>So did Butch

Worst defense ever>>>>>>>Offense played poorly

and now your new narrative:

Kaaya's average at best>>>>>>>>Dorsey would have gone 8-4 too

Go Canes!

Lol.

YOU are tearing one guy to win a debate.

YOU are making the comparisons.

YOU are the one asking the question about who's better.

YOU are ignoring Kaaya's better numbers.

YOU are the one making this into a one guy determines whether we win or lose.

Herbieibis

Go Canes, Sinister ain't wrong, U are. So what, Dorsey had a Somewhat bad game But when the game was on the line he would bring us back. The dude was a big game qb, Period! He lost 2 games in three years as a starter, well really one, after the shaft against Osu. Now yore boy Kaaya may end up being a great pro but a college qb, he was above average.

HillViewCane

Sinister I say yes and yes(more so on the second because of the o-line and oc play calling) Herbie, could you name me 10 other NCAA qbs you would trade for Kayaa in college football for each year he played? So he is at least a top 10 qb out of over 120 teams for each year he played. Regarding Covington are you forgetting that Kaaya was our QB under sanctions also? Also I was at that UCLA game, stormed the field. Edge had 300 yard rushing that game. I think UCLA may remember him more than Covington. So we have had a top 10 QB for all of Kaaya's years.Please go back and look at Brock's numbers and think of some of his god aweful interceptions. He had great moments. Hot streaks but honestly he was the weak link on his teams. But he did beat the gators :-) So I will always be greatful for that. I just don't get the Kaaya hate. He has had some terrible coaching. His losses this year had some bad OC olay calling which is what CMR referred to regarding kicking himself over some play calling. You can always be better but the hate that has been expressed for him just personally rubs me as unjustified. In defense of Dorsey regarding the stats in some ways his numbers are deflated because he only played a few 3rd and 4th quarters in 2001. However that team was so unbelievably stacked it wasn't fair and he wasn't the strongest part of that team. However he was a great fit. I loved him. I just think Kaaya is better. However I can truly understand how people think Dorsey was better.Sometimes though a better player has less championships than and inferior player. Especially in a team game. Think of any team sport. It's just life.

Go Canes!

No I'm not.

The 2001 team won because they are an all time team, the greatest in history without an iota of a doubt.

Dorsey was a big part of of that.

But they didn't win or lose because of one player. When one part of the team didn't perform at peak level (BC and VT) the other picked them up.

That's what makes a great team.

That's why they won. I just showed you two examples of it you are choosing to ignore.

This obsession some of you have of making it about ONE guy is so ridiculous it's not worth talking about.

Herbieibis

Hill view, not the kind of sanctions Butch's teams had to endure. What, 30 ships lost in 3 years. We lost 9 during Kaaya tenure.
It irks The Herb that he has to reach back into the archives and defend players that Kaaya couldn't hold their Jock. My all time favorite qb is Walsh, what do u day about him? He lost one game and that was a shaft job against The Irish. All I can say about Dorsey and Walsh is ice water. Drink it sometime and you'll know what it feels like.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | January 07, 2017 at 06:30 PM

That ONE guy is the most important player on the team.

Most bloggers would retract this "Kaaya is the same or better QB than Dorsey" with a simple Kaaya 0-3 vs Dorsey 3-0 vs FSU but not you! Lol and you keep bringing up Dorsey's Oline like Kaaya a plug and play QB that would have had the same success:0 half of Kaaya's sacks have come from holding on onto the ball way too long and no pocket awarness

CaneRock

With better coaching, QBs that I'm familiar with that I'll take over Kaaya:

Blake Bortles
Carson Weintz
Dak Prescott
Paxton Lynch
Cardale Jones
Jameis Winston
Marcus Mariota
Teddy Bridgewater

RCCF

Hillview....Spot On

These dudes know squat and find anything possible to whine about but yet aren't 12%
(Believe we'll be undefeated Every Year)..
Great Write up and you are correct. Kaaya is the best we've had and ppl act like Dorsey was a Star around Nobodies when the exact Flupside can be argued. Dorsey didn't have an arm or legs.

Dorsey was saved more than a lot by talent than ppl act as if they don't remember. Kaaya did more with waaaaaaaaaaay less. The kid deserves his credit..

SinisterCane

Posted by: RCCF | January 07, 2017 at 07:01 PM

Kaaya should fit right in with tha Bear franchise

You discredit Dorsey while giving Kaaya credit for actually what?????????????????????

HillViewCane

Herbie,

I started may statement with QB in past 20 years. Walsh isn't in that frame. Loved him though.

If you don't want to put in the effort to research support for your positions to defend your point that's not on me. I am open to learn knew things but you gotta make an effort to teach and not just throw out random statements about ice water. However we can probably agree ice water is awesome.

Go Canes!

Somehow you've managed to turn this from a difference of opinion to trashing or discrediting.

It's neither.

HillViewCane

CaneRock I appreciate the effort however those guys were different years. My question was take each Kaaya year and pick 10 better qbs. 10 for each year. If you look at that QB was not our weak link. He has been a top QB in college football. Not the best but top 10 approximately. People have been acting like Kaaya is a bum...not that he could do better but that he is a bum. That's just not true.

Herbieibis

Can't argue with ignorance. Rccf aren't u a Jabony Harris lover. The all time anti Cane qb! Never saw a colored jersey he didn't want to throw the ball too? That 12% bus must of had a wreck if u think Kaaya is our best qb. I'll say this, in the last 20 years, he's better than J. Harris, R. Marve, Derrick Crudup, Morris and Wright, if that makes u feel better.

nemo2002

A FEW THINGS I HATE ABOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUITING
1) The DEAD period.
2) Highly recruited HS football players who commit elsewhere after saying that Miami was their DREAM SCHOOL.
3) Reading about the top-rated recruits in the country who orally commit to the top-rated teams in the country (rather than the U).
4) Local kids who spurn the U in favor of Big 10 and SEC schools.
5) Losing again to FSU on NSD.
6) REFUSENIKS (bloggers who refuse to acknowledge that STARS MATTER).

CaneRock

Harris & Morris didn't need a bowl win to win 9 games...and neither ever looked like they wanted to fold up at the sleightest hint of adversity...helluva Heimlich Manuever Richt pulled off in the bowl game.

Wish em' well at the next level, but I'm glad He's gone, same way some of ya'll were glad that Harris & Morris were gone.

Au Revoir Felicia.

NEXXXXXT!!!

1mg of Epi

Kaaya will get drafted higher than Dorsey was.

1mg of Epi

Dorsey and kaaya were both limited. Where kaaya has an arm, Dorsey had smarts and leadership. Neither of em are all timers.

SinisterCane

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 07, 2017 at 07:41 PM

Dorsey still threw bombs to WR's in stride. Kaaya not so much.

1mg you stated Dorsey had smarts and leadership, what does Kaaya have?

1mg of Epi

Kaaya has the stronger arm, or at least that's my recollection of Dorsey

CaneRock

Dorsey was an all timer. UM fans will always remember 38-2, including a NC...but most of em' couldn't recite Kaaya's stats for $1M. Time to move on from mediocrity...ready for the future.

Herbieibis

When it comes to ships u can call them all timers. I could give a rats azz what they do in the pro', although it makes the U look better, it's about wins and ships, something sum of u have long forgotten about!

1mg of Epi

Missing my point. In terms of QBing skill and physical talent, neither of these guys will be remembered outside of Miami. In fact, kaaya won't be remembered any more than jacory. JAG.

Dorsey rode with the best CFB team ever, and won a ship, so he will be remembered here... but he had an all star team.

this is a stupid argument.

TonyCane

Rankings the QBs since Dorsey left

1. Berlin
2. Kayaa
3. Morris
4. Harris
5. Wright
6. Marve
7. Rozier
8. Freeman

Herbieibis

U are right it is a stupid argument and The Herb can't believe he has stiff fingers from typing these messages but the bottom lines are ships and their is no misunderstanding when u talk about the qb's who engineered these machines. Kaaya engineered what? I could say the same thing about Kyle Wright.

HillViewCane

Herbie,

Yes the bottom line when evaluating how good a player was is the amount of championships they won. Which is why everyone thinks Robbert Horry is better than Michael Jordan and Barry Sanders was a bum...

Also Bryan Fortray is better than Kaaya based on your position...

Go Canes!

By the logic used here Bob Griese is the best Dolphin QB ever. You know, cause ships are all that matters.

This is a ridiculous discussion, honestly.

HillViewCane

Let's not forget Kriby Freeman won a bowl game lol.

CaneRock

#ByeFelicia...NEXXXXXXT!

CaneRock

And honestly, there's not one game Kaaya won that Heaps or Rosier couldn't have won.

Future so bright I gotta where shades...NEXXXXXT!

RCCF

It's amazing how nobody wants to credit all the All Pros Dorsey played around as opposed that of Kaaya and Harris who put up better numbers than Dorsey. Dorsey is the ultimate winner take nothing away from him. But you gotta be a Pure Idiot to believe he is a Better QB than ppl who had less. That's just regular logic.

1mg of Epi

It's amazing how nobody wants to credit all the All Pros Dorsey played around as opposed that of Kaaya and Harris who put up better numbers than Dorsey. Dorsey is the ultimate winner take nothing away from him. But you gotta be a Pure Idiot to believe he is a Better QB than ppl who had less. That's just regular logic.

Posted by: RCCF | January 07, 2017 at 09:03 PM

Don't forget, Kaaya had some damn good talent too.

CaneRock

So Kaaya was never surrounded by talent? I guess all those offensive players that got drafted in 2015, including 2 1st Rounders, was a figment of my imagination.

1mg of Epi

Kaaya didn't have a talent problem, his or his team, he had a coaching problem. Even when he had a decent offensive system, the defensive staff betrayed him.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | January 07, 2017 at 09:02 PM

This is a preposterous position to take based on 1 1/2 games the guy played in.

Because as well as he played in that Duke game, he played equally terrible against Clemson.

Say what you want about Kaaya, in his entire career he never threw up a 7-22 for 42 yards and 2 INTs in a game like Rosier did against Clemson.

I'm not saying he isn't capable. I hope he is. But that position is a massive, massive assumption.

SinisterCane

Ken Dorsey is a CANEZ Legend and I would bet the house that if we Ken on this years team the CANEZ wouldn't any stinkin' 8-4

SinisterCane

Go Canes

Since you love bringing up Dorsey's olines

Out of Brad or Ken who would have fared better against in the Fiesta Bowl vs OSU's pass rush while losing Willis Mcgahee

WWIN

Dorsey did have better talent around him but that team was the BEST TEAM EVER so he played with more talent then ANYBODY EVER!

But to act like Kaaya played with SCRUB'S is absurd! He's played with NFL talent EVERY YEAR he was here. All he's had to do was complete passes to OPEN WR's...sometimes he did and sometimes they needed a ladder!

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 07, 2017 at 09:22 PM

Don't know.

But Kaaya played this entire season and a lot of his career under a ton of pressure and put up pretty good numbers so I'll assume he'd have done well.

HillViewCane

WWIN, question in the past 20 years where do you rank Kaaya amongst our QBs? Do you think he is a bum?

HillViewCane

How many games can anyone think of when Kaaaya has been our biggest problem? Maybe 3 in 3 years if that. Seriously.

HillViewCane

I don't hold it against anyone where you rank him in the past 20 years, that's more of a surface level curiousity for me. You are entitled to your opinion on that but I don't like to see anyone bashed unfairly. Kaaya has not been our problem during his tenure.

TonyCane

True CaneRock, although the quality of coordinators that Kayaa had was probably significantly less than Dorsey. Bottom line, we will never know how good Kayaa could have been under optimal circumsnstances.

SOUP

3. On his overall performance during his entire career at UM how would you rate QB Brad Kaaya using the same scale?

Statically I would give him a 10. In times that Miami needed him to take the reins and drag them to victory in would give him a 5.

Posted by: trianglecane | January 07, 2017 at 11:54 AM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

Bottom line, we will never know how good Kayaa could have been under optimal circumsnstances.

Posted by: TonyCane | January 07, 2017 at 10:09 PM

To be completely fair I believe this is also TRUE.

WWIN

Posted by: HillViewCane | January 07, 2017 at 09:48 PM

Kaaya's the best QB since Dorsey IMO...but I'd take Dorsey over Kaaya.

Kaaya has better physical talent but Dorsey was a leader and had the IT factor. IT factor wins over SKILLS all day!

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