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Sarasota 'cane

I am 1st!

SOUP

As I have stated on MANY occasions, Kaaya is a Hurricane for life and we appreciate that BUT he is just an above average QB. He has a good arm, below average physical assets, decent accuracy and a good command of the game AND what he lacks is the intangibles.

1. He is not a LEADER of men.
2. He has no will to enforce on his opponent.
3. He does not HATE losing.
4. He does not make those around him better.
5. He is just a guy in practice and on the field.

I am thankful for his service to The U but he is not winning any Medal of Honor for his actions while in Coral Gables. Maybe a Purple Heart for some of the hits he took, but that's about it.

YooperCane

Ouch! And the truth shall set you free!

Aerocane

Perfect Soup!

Dude

Well said SOUP

thirstybuzzardcane

Definitely well said Soup!

1mg Of epi

Season here yet?

Go Canes!

Soup's post, imo, is ridiculous.

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Most NFL Draft Picks All-Time (ACC):
1) Miami
2) Pitt
3) FSU
4) Clem
5) UNC
6) GT
7) BC
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11) Duke
12) VT
13) WF
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CaneRock


As I have stated on MANY occasions, Kaaya is a Hurricane for life and we appreciate that BUT he is just an above average QB. He has a good arm, below average physical assets, decent accuracy and a good command of the game AND what he lacks is the intangibles.

1. He is not a LEADER of men.
2. He has no will to enforce on his opponent.
3. He does not HATE losing.
4. He does not make those around him better.
5. He is just a guy in practice and on the field.

I am thankful for his service to The U but he is not winning any Medal of Honor for his actions while in Coral Gables. Maybe a Purple Heart for some of the hits he took, but that's about it.

Posted by: SOUP | May 01, 2017 at 12:01 AM

True.

WWIN

Posted by: SOUP | May 01, 2017 at 12:01 AM

#TrueStory 💯💯💯

Old Skool

Soup on point and a very sharpened one at that

BigWindyCane1

Great points Soup!

AfriCane

I don't agree with soup's rant/point.
It's a mixture of pseudo fact and opinion.
I think the only thing that should be said about kayaa is, he is our best QB since Dorsey.
No more need to be added.

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I wonder if those making proclamations about Kaaya with such absolute certainty feel the same about Duke Johnson?

HillViewCane

Kaaya will be great in the Pros. Remember this post. I want my props later. He gets traded to NE and the Dolphins suffer for years.

CaneRock

Kaaya will be great in the Pros. Remember this post. I want my props later. He gets traded to NE and the Dolphins suffer for years.

Posted by: HillViewCane | May 01, 2017 at 12:19 PM

False.

Dude

What does Duke Johnson have to do with criticisms of Brad Kaaya?

WWIN

I wonder if those making proclamations about Kaaya with such absolute certainty feel the same about Duke Johnson?

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 01, 2017 at 12:11 PM

What round did Duke get drafted vs what round Kaaya got drafted???

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Posted by: Dude | May 01, 2017 at 02:13 PM

Aren't their careers are mirror images of each other?

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Posted by: WWIN | May 01, 2017 at 02:24 PM

That's irrelevant.

RCCF

Wait So 2 Kids Who Set Records for TheU are Now Considered UnderAchievers????


How??

Dude

^^^ Is that the comparison?

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Posted by: RCCF | May 01, 2017 at 06:18 PM

No only one of them.

BigWindyCane1

FSU v UM from October 16, 2016, is on ESPNU right now

BigWindyCane1

Our defense was hitting and aggressive. Can you just imagine how the defense will play this year?

RCCF

How GoCanes?

BigWindyCane1

The front seven will be more experienced in Manny's defense, and should be ranked among the best in the country. The secondary will actually be more talented next season. Jaquan JOHNSON will be our defensive leader. This defense should have a few shutouts and opponents will dread playing the Canes.

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What a throw and catch, Kaaya to Coley to make it 10-0 in that game.

Why didnt we throw more.

Ugh.....

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On 3rd and 19 to boot.

NicKane

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article147844049.html

Good read on our draft ^^^^^^^^^

thirstybuzzardcane

I don't agree with soup's rant/point.
It's a mixture of pseudo fact and opinion.
I think the only thing that should be said about kayaa is, he is our best QB since Dorsey.
No more need to be added.
Posted by: AfriCane | May 01, 2017 at 12:01 PM

I would take Morris over Kaaya!

BigWindyCane1

The Canes need our new QB to play as good as Francois played this past season against us, and Walton and the improved defense will do the rest.

Herbieibis

It's great that we stock the pros but it would be even better when we're stocking and clocking the comp.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 01, 2017 at 02:57 PM

No it's not... Duke was ACTUALLY good hence he got drafted higher... and you could see that dog in Duke!

BigWindyCane1

Per Athlon Sports:

Coastal Division

1. Miami
There’s not much separation at the top in the Coastal Division. For now, let’s give the edge to Mark Richt’s Hurricanes as the early favorite for 2017. Quarterback Brad Kaaya left early for the NFL after throwing for 3,532 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2016. Malik Rosier worked as Kaaya’s backup and should get the first opportunity to start next fall. However, Rosier will face competition from Evan Shirreffs and incoming freshmen N’Kosi Perry, Cade Weldon and Jack Allison. Until a quarterback emerges, expect to see the offense lean heavily on running back Mark Walton. The supporting cast also has to be retooled. Receiver Stacy Coley expired his eligibility, and tight end David Njoku left early for the NFL. Standout guard Danny Isidora will be missed in the trenches. Coordinator Manny Diaz has to replace a couple of players in the secondary, but the strength of this team should be the defense. Three freshmen – Shaq Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud - return after anchoring the linebacker spots in 2016. Joe Jackson, Chad Thomas and Kendrick Norton are back to lead the way for a talented defensive line.

BigWindyCane1

That BS holding call on the Mark Walton TD run was the difference in winning and losing

SOUP

Soup's post, imo, is ridiculous.

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 01, 2017 at 05:58 AM

First off NOBODY cares about your opinion.

Secondly the only thing ridiculous here is YOU!

You are so damn predictable it is SAD.

Let's see 20 VOTES for me, 2 against.

Yeah I'll take my odds on that VOTE!

Who is RIDICULOUS now?

SOUP

Duke was ACTUALLY good hence he got drafted higher... and you could see that dog in Duke!

Posted by: WWIN | May 01, 2017 at 08:35 PM

Yes, yes and YES!

#IfStevieWonderCouldSee

TruCane81

Kaaya would win games under Bellicheck. But how much longer will he really be around?

He will more than likely be a Charlie Batch type guy. He could start on a west coast passing team looking for a stop gap at qb.

His awareness deteriorated due to inept line play. He was a pocket passer with no pocket or run game way to often against the big boys.

His coach hung him out to dry and killed his confidence and draft stock. Go back to unc game and look at those escapes he made and completed passes.

The footwork is there. I am just not sure he will ever regain the poise to be anything more than a career backup.

CaneRock

Damn, Rockets whoopin' Spurs @$$ 69-39...in SA!

CaneRock

LOL...D'Antoni saw Kerr stealin' His style and came back! Dude's offenses were dynamic in PHX (Nash,Matrix,Stoudemire,Joe Johnson,Barbosa)...the West is right up His alley now, He doesn't have Shaq & Kobe, & Duncan & a younger Parker to contend with anymore.

Terrance Sullivan

Or Kobe and Pau to deal with as well.

CaneRock

Yessss Sir Terrance.

1mg Of epi

A conversation about Kaaya has to include the OC. Kaaya would be viewed much different around here if his coaches used his (and others) talent, instead of leaning into the weakness.

Kaaya isn't all world. He isn't a bum.

1mg Of epi

Oh and by the way, the key to a happy life..... naps.

Go Canes

Posted by: SOUP | May 01, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Yawn. Have another scotch.

Your proclamation was the worst parts of big mouthed talk radio caller all rolled into one.

You have no first hand knowledge of ANYTHING you so certainly spewed.

Just like Duke had that dawg in him.

At the end of the day they were the same. Record shattering, winless against FSU, early departing players. Both had the opportunities to put the team on their backs but never made the huge play in the huge game.

Yet one is a legend and the other a bum to you.

Give me a break

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Posted by: 1mg Of epi | May 02, 2017 at 03:07 AM

Exactly.

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The reality is both guys helped put their teams in position to win big games plenty of times in their careers but we're let down by bad coaching, bad defenses, dropped balls, poor o-line play just to name a few.

SinisterCane

Hmmm how should vote????????

Kaaya went 0-3 vs. FSU, he shouldn't even be allowed to throw up tha U. Even we he had time Kaaya still overthrew WR's and TE's

I'm so glad Kaaya has taken he losing DNA out of Miami. He'll fit right-in with the architect of Pillars and used cars deals

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I must have missed Duke's wins against the Noles.

And weren't you also saying all last season Allison could make any throw Kaaya did?

Well that was obviously wrong and we are now praying a true freshman, who isn't even an EE, will lead us to a huge season.

Was he a world class QB?

No.

But being glad Kaaya is gone is laughable.

Terrance Sullivan

Get em Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

Hmmm how should vote????????

Kaaya went 0-3 vs. FSU, he shouldn't even be allowed to throw up tha U. Even we he had time Kaaya still overthrew WR's and TE's

I'm so glad Kaaya has taken he losing DNA out of Miami. He'll fit right-in with the architect of Pillars and used cars deals

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 02, 2017 at 08:02 AM
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Interesting. When Golden and D'No were here, U constantly complained about how bad the defense was and how we couldn't win any games playing that type of D.

Now it's just Kaaya's fault? Got it.

Ohio_Cane

Mark Richt coached for FSU for years. Maybe he should have his Cane card revoked, too?

Terrance Sullivan

Get Em Ohio Cane!

SinisterCane


Interesting. When Golden and D'No were here, U constantly complained about how bad the defense was and how we couldn't win any games playing that type of D.

Now it's just Kaaya's fault? Got it.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 02, 2017 at 08:55 AM

Kaaya was a front runnin' softy marshmallow man just his former and soon to be coach AL Failen. Feel free to pound your chest as you crown Kaaya the stat King of Loses

SinisterCane

The only time I've EVER seen Kaaya rally the troops was at a NFL workouts.

SinisterCane


Get Em Ohio Cane!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 02, 2017 at 09:23 AM


You stay out of this :)

CaneRock

Yearby signs with 49ers.

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When we came back to take the lead at Notre Dame to take the lead in the fourth and won five straight down the stretch after some really heartbreaking losses, who rallied them?

Everyone but Kaaya?

CaneRock

But being glad Kaaya is gone is laughable.

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 02, 2017 at 08:15 AM

So is thinking winning less games with Kaaya, than more games with Williams, was better for the program.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 02, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Is this the game where Ahmmon Richards caught 1 of Kaaya duck passes and housed it for a huge gain? lol Go ahead a crown em' the Comeback King but who put us in that hole to begin with??????

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Posted by: CaneRock | May 02, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Isn't that what most everyone is doing here, sight unseen with Perry?

What exactly does "I'm willing to take my lumps" with him mean if not exactly that?

TruCane81

There are many marshmallow men that won the heisman. Brad would have been the latest, but his oc was rusty and stubborn.

Your qb looks like a first rounder in 3 step drop. He is average in the 5 step drop and bad under pressure. Offensive gurus win by accounting for their play3rs specific skill sets. Ours constantly put his qb in positions that required use of his weakest skills instead of his strongest.

What Richt did to Kaaya is the equivalent of putting Tommie Frazier or Eric crouch in the west coast system and telling them not to run. Hey Joe Flacco, we are running triple option now and you will run the keeper 50% of the time. Now go put the team on your back and win.

That would be foolish and its unfair to a guy who gave us his heart,soul, and body (ouch wheres my tooth).

Richt has done a remarkable job with our program and I am glad he is here. But his gameplanning and play call issues are the only thing between us and National Championship dominance.

Lets hope the rust is gone and he can settle a qb in to play consistent, low turnover football. If he pulls it off, our excitement for 2017 will be completely justified.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 02, 2017 at 10:57 AM

1st drive: Run for loss, run for no gain, run for minus 5 yards, punt.

2nd drive: Kaaya pick

3rd drive: 4 yard run, penalty false start, 2 yard run, penalty for 12 men, Kaaya scramble for 6 yards, punt.

4th drive 10 yard run, 11 yard pass, sack, 2 yard run on 2nd and 12, incomplete, punt.

And it's 20-0.

So who put us in the hole there? I say the entire team.

I'm sure you say Kaaya.


SinisterCane

I'm sure you say Kaaya.

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 02, 2017 at 11:11 AM


Play calling didn't help but lets not act as if Kaaya wasn't missing open WR's and overthrowing David Njoku

TruCane81

So is thinking winning less games with Kaaya, than more games with Williams, was better for the program.
Posted by: CaneRock | May 02, 2017 at 10:56 A


Hell yeah, CR.

Kaaya is why I dont like all this talk of Perry as the day one starter. Starting true freshmen at qb usually leads to sophmore slumps because they develop bad habits wen thrown out too early.

If Perry is the qb of the future great. But lets work him in slowly. Do we really want him to have to win the game stepping on a college field for the first time? Yeah I know Francois played well sometimes but he showed his true colors too.

TruCane81

Is this the game where Ahmmon Richards caught 1 of Kaaya duck passes and housed it for a huge gain? lol Go ahead a crown em' the Comeback King but who put us in that hole to begin with??????
Posted by: SinisterCane | May 02, 2017 at 10:57 AM

The Answer: Mark Richt

The Notre Dame and Virginia Tech game are the type of offensive coaching let downs that got Coach run out of Georgia in the first place.

Go Canes!

In case you forgot we then scored 27 unanswered, scoring on 5 of the next 7 possessions and took the lead with just 2:49.

This all happened while running for EIGHTEEN yards on THIRTY FIVE attempts.

The D then gave up a TD and FG late and we lost.

Damn you Kaaya!!!!!!!

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 02, 2017 at 11:17 AM

The guy threw three passes over the first four drives.

Give me a break man. That was a total team implosion.

SOUP

Just like Duke had that dawg in him.

Yet one is a legend and the other a bum to you.

Posted by: Go Canes | May 02, 2017 at 04:48 AM

If you can't see that Duke had that dog in him and Kaaya didn't I can't help U.

If you can't separate Duke's performance from Kaaya's then I can't help U.

So basically, what I am trying to say is that you are blind and I can't help U.

SOUP

I would take 11 Duke Johnsons on my team any day of the week. Can't say that for Kaaya, can you?

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Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Somewhere down the line you've made the assumption I need your help.

So basically, that's where you made your first mistake.

The second was thinking you're any less blind.

CaneRock

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 02, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Difference is, you $h!tted on the upperclassmen by saying you'd rather lose less games with a kid that wasn't even on campus yet...but now you're goin' all NKOTB Please Don't Go Girl with Kaaya, & $h!ttin' on the true frosh who isn't even on campus yet.

Terrance Sullivan

Duke and BK are two sides of the same coin period.

Terrance Sullivan

I love BK and Duke but they are two sides of the same coin. Equals. that is all.

TruCane81

If you can't see that Duke had that dog in him and Kaaya didn't I can't help U.

If you can't separate Duke's performance from Kaaya's then I can't help U.

So basically, what I am trying to say is that you are blind and I can't help U.

Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2017 at 11:43 AM

I will defend Brad all day but I cant argue with Soup.

He is right about there being a difference between Brad and Duke.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | May 02, 2017 at 12:05 PM

That is a ridiculous statement. Go back and see how many times I've said I desperately want Perry to come in and take this job since the day Kaaya declared.

And comparing a three year starter to Williams is equally absurd. Williams would have been a stop gap with no proven track record.

All I've said is saying we're better off today, with the way our QB situation is, without him is insane.

Go Canes!

I'd take 11 Dukes all day but that's not th point. And as usual TSully nails it.

Save me your leader of men bullshit, this post says it perfectly:


I love BK and Duke but they are two sides of the same coin. Equals. that is all.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 02, 2017 at 12:09 PM

TruCane81

You guys under estimate Brad.

Make Pitt game offense our bread and butter with Brad coming back as a senior and 2e are 12-0 going into the ACCCG and primed for a playoff run.

None of our current quarterbacks can do this, not even Perry.

We are only better of with Brad gone cause coach used him wrong.

SOUP

I will defend Brad all day but I cant argue with Soup.

He is right about there being a difference between Brad and Duke.

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 02, 2017 at 12:13 PM

You see Go Canes this is how open minded, fair and balanced, intellectually honest people speak.

And trust me, you do need my help, because U my friend are none of these things.

SOUP

We are only better of with Brad gone cause coach used him wrong.

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 02, 2017 at 12:19 PM

This much I HAVE to agree with.

SOUP

The fact is that not ALL UM players are great. Some are good, some are better, some are the best at their position AND as a team player who makes those around him better.

Let's take a poll: Who was the better player at UM Brad or Duke? One word answers please!

Duke

Go Canes!

Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Just curious which part of your proclamation was fair and balanced? I looked and looked and looked but can't find where you stated it as an opinion, only as an inarguable fact.

Line I said, you can't recognize your own blindness, so please, spare me your lecture.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2017 at 12:26 PM

You still don't get it.

You trash one yet revere the other despite identical careers. You blame the team for one's failures and blame the other for the team's failures.

Take a breath and read TSully and Ohio, they are very bright men.

CaneRock

Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Duke.

AfriCane

Great blogging guys. No! I lie.
PREMIUM BLOGGING!

AfriCane

Looking for the LIKE button for 'Go Canes' last comment.
Homerun on that point my man.

Terrance Sullivan

Tie.

TonyCane

Truth is somewhat in between. Kayaa was the most talented quarterback that Miami has had since Dorsey (I will throw out K Wright as he had the worst offensive talent surrounding him of any UM team in thirty years - we will never know what his ceiling was). At times he was a spectacular passer, and CM Richt did not play to his strengths at times last year. His offensive line protecting him was at times horrendous.

That said, he became entirely too comfortable and resigned to taking sacks, and he had three years in a row where he had a chance to lead a comeback against FSU and failed. In fact his fourth quarter comeback total was very limited. He should have come back this year. It would have been better for him, and better for the program (and Perry as well).

SinisterCane

Morris beat UF

JInt beat FSU

Kaaya- long live the STAT king

Ohio_Cane

Morris beat UF? SERIOUSLY???

Ok, I'm officially done talking to U about this subject. Wow.

Go Canes!

Lord.

Morris 12/25 for 162 with a QBR of 28.4 against the Gators that day.


Terrance Sullivan

Lol but Sinister leaves out BK won a Bowl game so each did something the other couldn't. All three did a good thing.

SinisterCane


Morris beat UF? SERIOUSLY???

Ok, I'm officially done talking to U about this subject. Wow.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 02, 2017 at 01:13 PM

QB's get all the glory and all the criticism.

CaneRock

Yeah, a bowl game He almost choked away if it wasn't for paranormal defensive play, & Richt performing the greatest Heimlich maneuver ever.

Go Canes!

We ourscored them 31-7 after the first quarter and Kaaya complete 18 of 19 at one point.

That was almost choking it away?

Oof.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol at all the Haters doing somersaults to justify their positions. It's laughable. J12, SM17, DJ8, and BK15 did plenty of good things at Miami and more than earned their scholarship and love all four of them. I had to apologize because I was wrong and to harsh on SM17. Carry on, Carry on!

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | May 02, 2017 at 01:24 PM

LOL Stat Chaser on deck wont talk about barley above .500 winning% QB vs. P5 opponents

SinisterCane

Hard to win with a role player as your QB

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