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August 09, 2017

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YooperCane

Go mutha phuckin canes!

SOUP

UMike is NOT biased. He says the Canespace blog is garbage. The solar eclipse is garbage. Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers are garbage. Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente were garbage. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were garbage too?

WAIT...No way! He is the best blogger we got?

News on the Hampton Inn is forthcoming. Seems that they miss us in the worst of ways. Who would have thunk it?

UMike...we all love you. Well at least most of us do. Fran gonna choke U out as U deserve but no worries mate. Keep doing your thing my man. Rock on!

Go Canes!

Garbage is going to garbage.

SOUP

Go mutha phuckin canes!

Posted by: YooperCane | August 09, 2017 at 09:34 PM

There IT is right there!

SOUP

We are back and this is gonna get good.

I'm going dark side in 1, 2, 3, 4...

SinisterCane

Fuq every Nole fan on Earth

YooperCane

Umike, Aaron Rodgers garbage? C'mon man, pass me some of that shit you've smokin'

YooperCane

Let every Gayturd fan watch every nole fan get phucked in the arse!

UMike

Yooper...you can't believe everything you read on the internets lol

SOUP

Wait, wait, wait...the Internets is not the truth?

UMike do NOT do this to us!

TonyCane

Per the discussion that we were having earlier, below are the average points scored, allowed, and margins of victories for each of the national champions in the last two decades. I'm not including LSU's split title in 2004 as penalty for their conduct in the Peach Bowl.

As you'll see, no team has averaged less than 27 points a game (Michigan, 1997), and only one team in the last decade (Alabama, 2009) has averaged less than 30. During the last decade, eight of the national champions averaged 39 points a game or higher. Conversely, no champion gave up more than 25 points in a game (Auburn has the highest at that amount). Six times in the last decade the average points allowed were 15 or less.

Average margin of victory in the last decade was no lower than 19 points per game, and four times it was above 25 points. Florida State had an astonishing 40 point margin of victory in 2013.


1996: Florida
Avg PF: 47
Avg PA: 17
Margin: 30

1997: Michigan
Avg PF: 27
Avg PA: 10
Margin: 17

1998: Tennessee
Avg PF: 33
Avg PA: 15
Margin: 18

1999: Florida State
Avg PF: 38
Avg PA: 17
Margin: 21

2000: Oklahoma
Avg PF: 37
Avg PA: 15
Margin: 22

2001: Miami
Avg PF: 43
Avg PA: 10
Margin: 33

2002: Ohio State
Avg PF: 29
Avg PA: 13
Margin: 16

2003: USC
Avg PF: 41
Avg PA: 18
Margin: 23

2004: USC
Avg PF: 38
Avg PA: 13
Margin: 25

2005: Texas
Avg PF: 50
Avg PA: 16
Margin: 34

2006: Florida
Avg PF: 30
Avg PA: 14
Margin: 16

2007: LSU
Avg PF: 39
Avg PA: 20
Margin: 19

2008: Florida
Avg PF: 44
Avg PA: 13
Margin: 31

2009: Alabama
Avg PF: 29
Avg PA: 10
Margin: 19

2010: Auburn
Avg PF: 40
Avg PA: 25
Margin: 15

2011: Alabama
Avg PF: 35
Avg PA: 8
Margin: 27

2012: Alabama
Avg PF: 39
Avg PA: 11
Margin: 28

2013: Florida State
Avg PF: 52
Avg PA: 12
Margin: 40

2014: Ohio State
Avg PF: 45
Avg PA: 22
Margin: 23

2015: Alabama
Avg PF: 35
Avg PA: 15
Margin: 20

2016: Clemson
Avg PF: 42
Avg PA: 19
Margin: 23

So for Miami to win a national championship, we should be looking at minimum for an average point score of 39 points, and for our defense to give up 19 points on average. This puts us in the 20 point margin of victory that most national champions have had.

So how close are we? From 2006 to 2015 we averaged 27 points per game, and gave up 23 points a game. Thus an average margin of victory of 4 points.

But in 2016 things turned around, and we saw real improvement for the first time in a decade.
Average points scored were 35, average points allowed were 18. The margin was 17 points, the first time we were in double digits since 2005.
This is just one metric, one way of looking at things. But it's a sign of progress that we are in fact getting closer. A lot closer than maybe we think.

Terrance Sullivan

Great job TonyCane. It's cool to have someone else that love stats and the metrics to how it relates to where we need to go to get back to being elite.

thirstybuzzardcane

I think our D will only give up 14 points per game! This D is nasty!

thirstybuzzardcane

We'll probably have 5 true freshman (Johnson, Bandy, Thomas, Hartley, Garvin) that will contribute this season. The future looks bright!

thirstybuzzardcane

Make that 6 true freshman. How could I forget Donaldson?! He's probably our best freshman we have and will start on day 1.

thirstybuzzardcane

Let me know if I forgot anyone else

thirstybuzzardcane

Anyone think they'll eventually move DJ Johnson to DT? At 271 the kid will put on more good weight easily.

Old Skool

Doubtful on DJ. From what I've heard, the greatest benefit he brings is speed. Moving to DT would minimize that.

Go Canes!

Skool read a few things on that possibility and the thing that may cause it is the dude just wont stop growing and getting bigger.

If he's at 270 as a freshman, he could easily get to 290 by the time he's a junior.

Imagine that combination of size and speed.

Good lord.

Go Canes!

This week Porter asked Diaz. Doesnt confirm or deny.

* Asked whether freshman defensive end D.J. Johnson, who is large (6-5, 240) and fast, could be a factor on third down (as maybe a defensive tackle), Diaz said those roles will be β€œpredicated on who our 11 best third-down pass defenders are. That could be four defensive ends, that could be six cornerbacks, that could be three outside linebackers. We can adapt schematically to who we have to try and have our best guys covering, our best guys getting after the quarterback.”

30CINCO

A collection of pass-catching burners grace the UM receiving corps

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article166384692.html

Ohio_Cane

DJ just got to campus. Big Gus and the fast-paced practices in the heat/humidity will have him slim down a bit.

BigWindyCane1

This is just one metric, one way of looking at things. But it's a sign of progress that we are in fact getting closer. A lot closer than maybe we think.

Posted by: TonyCane | August 09, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Great stuff TonyCane. Hopefully, the Canes defense will be better. I think the Canes defense will hold opponents to fewer points and will also get more takeaways. The aggressive, speedy defense should score a few defensive TDs, and the special teams should also get a few scores. That should spread the margin of victory as long as our offense continues to take care of the ball. The offensive line should be much better and more talented than last season, and the mobile QB should lead to less negative plays and more explosive running plays for the offense.

thirstybuzzardcane

Doubtful on DJ. From what I've heard, the greatest benefit he brings is speed. Moving to DT would minimize that.

Posted by: Old Skool | August 10, 2017 at 08:58 AM

The penetration up the middle would be insane though!

Go Canes!

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/99536/miamis-nkosi-perry-could-be-coastals-biggest-wild-card

30CINCO

Looks like black will be for Ga Tech:

Miami Hurricanes Football: Black and Green alternate jerseys unveiled

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2017/8/10/16126368/miami-hurricanes-football-black-and-green-alternate-jerseys-unveiled-all-black-all-green-awesome-lit?utm_campaign=stateoftheu&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Go Canes!

Posted by: 30CINCO | August 10, 2017 at 01:37 PM

Someone for GT is gonna get hurt.

Old Skool

The penetration up the middle would be insane though!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 10, 2017 at 11:55 AM

That's what she ... Oh never mind

SOUP

The penetration up the middle would be insane though!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 10, 2017 at 11:55 AM

That's what she ... Oh never mind

Posted by: Old Skool | August 10, 2017 at 02:54 PM

Well played! I was waiting for that.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: RCCF | August 09, 2017 at 12:12 PM

LOL +1

Go Canes!

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 10, 2017 at 05:59 PM

A guy who repeats the same number over and over and a guy who repeats the same words over and over again are such a cute pairing.

thirstybuzzardcane

The penetration up the middle would be insane though!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 10, 2017 at 11:55 AM

That's what she ... Oh never mind

Posted by: Old Skool | August 10, 2017 at 02:54 PM

Well played! I was waiting for that.

Posted by: SOUP | August 10, 2017 at 05:47 PM

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Very well played! Glad I could tee that up for you

CaneRock

Sorry to hear about your Mom UMike, I know the feeling, lost mines in May. And like you, I just got back from dropping mines off to College, rollercoaster for real.

CaneRock

And oh yeah UMike, one more thing, pack that boy some prophylactics! Lotta "talent" walkin' 'round these campuses these days LMAO!

orange 'n green in the vein

It doesn't count unless you go blue GD, even a moron like you can and should be able to remember that, you pathetic loser.

Post some more draft projections from nobodies about the sixth round favor to fatso going first overall in the first round some more, that's always good for a chuckle every time.

Dude

To all those Nike homers...

Adidas has crushed it. Nike sucked with very few exceptions.

Posted by: 30CINCO | August 10, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Just like we're supposed to. Storm is brewing.

Go Canes!

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 10, 2017 at 10:14 PM

And right on cue those same tic words everyone missed so much are back.

Throw in a whambulance and it would have almost been complete, with only 12% of his words to go.

Wait, did someone say 12%???

raizecane

I could be wrong but I think Go Canes and Orange and Green in the vein make a nice couple :-)

CaneRock

Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games.

Go Canes!

KULIGOWSKI DISHES ON FRESHMEN AND DT DEPTH
by Peter Ariz
Published on 08-11-2017 12:44 PM

Earlier this week, sophomore defensive end Joseph Jackson had strong words about freshman Jonathan Garvin, saying he had more raw talent than Jackson himself. If that wasn't enough validation, Coach Kuligowski made it even clearer that Garvin will play a role this season.

"Jonathan Garvin has really looked more like an upperclassman than a true freshman and we're very happy we had him in the spring and had him here all summer to train and I think he'll really be able to contribute some good things for us this year," Kuligowski said of Garvin.

The other star freshman edge rusher in Miami's 2017 class was D.J. Johnson, who has impressed with his combination of size, speed, and motor.

"He's been great. The big thing about the freshmen is they come out here and they've gotta learn how to stretch, they've gotta learn like where we eat, where we go to meetings -- we're making them work harder than they've ever worked in their life and it's a shock and awe factor that goes on, so the big thing is get better one day at a time and he's really done that," he said.

There has been some speculation from fans that Johnson could eventually grow into defensive tackle, but Kuligowski reiterated today they plan to keep him at end.

"Oh, he'll be defensive end. If he keeps eating to 300 pounds, then yanno," he said.

"He's a guy that weighs 270 pounds and can really fly. Once he learns what to do with it, then who knows what can happen," Kuligowski added.

The expectations for starting defensive tackles Kendrick Norton and R.J. McIntosh are sky high, but the offseason departures of Gerald Willis and Courtel Jenkins put a bit of a damper on what was perceived as a ton of quality depth. However, sophomore Patrick Bethel and senior Anthony Moten have stepped up in a major way as their roles will increase from last season.

"Pat has done a great job. He had a nice day yesterday and again a nice day today. Anthony Moten, whose a senior, has played a lot. I really feel like he's behind Kendrick, but he's really like a starter-level player, so he'll get a lot of time and we're expecting big things from him," Kuligowski said of those two.

The talk around camp is that Jospeh Jackson, who led the team in sacks with 8.5 last year, has taken the next step.

"Joe Jackson is a much better player now than he was at this time last year at the end of the season. You talk about getting better everyday and that kid is really focusing on his weaknesses and getting better at them. He wants to be the best player on our team, he wants to be the best player in the country, and he's working towards that," Kuligowski said.

On the overall talent of his position group and how they stack up with some of the defensive lines he has coached:

"I don't think there will be too many other people in the country who can line up and say they've got better people than us," Kuligowski said of the talent of his group.

CGNC

Woo hoo season tickets getting mailed out!

Go Canes!

Thursday night game, new all black unis and now this?

Bright the body bags for GT that night.

----------------


Michael Irvin, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Warren Sapp & Sean Taylor will be inducted into Miami's Ring of Honor when UM plays Georgia Tech Oct. 12

HawaiiCane

If we don't win that night by 40!!!! I'm already pumped for that game!

Terrance Sullivan

Lol at winning by 40 we ain't playing Ham and Egger University.Just Beat GT Baby!

thirstybuzzardcane

Michael Irvin, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Warren Sapp & Sean Taylor will be inducted into Miami's Ring of Honor when UM plays Georgia Tech Oct. 12

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 11, 2017 at 03:25 PM


ESPN is going to love this! Maybe highest rated game ever on ESPN on a Thursday night?

Go Canes!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 11, 2017 at 05:14 PM

Beat FSU and it will be.

The entire country will be watching, praying for us to lose.

Doesn't get any better than that.

Terrance Sullivan

No be undefeated and everyone will be watching. Beating FSU but losing to Toledo or Duke will neutralize the FSU win.

NativeCane

No be undefeated and everyone will be watching. Beating FSU but losing to Ham and Egger University will neutralize the FSU win.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 11, 2017 at 06:57 PM

Fixed that for you T!

Dem Canes!!!

Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 11, 2017 at 06:57 PM

Ain't going to happen!

SOUP

1. "Joe Jackson is a much better player now than he was at this time last year at the end of the season. You talk about getting better everyday and that kid is really focusing on his weaknesses and getting better at them. He wants to be the best player on our team, he wants to be the best player in the country, and he's working towards that," Kuligowski said.

2. "I don't think there will be too many other people in the country who can line up and say they've got better people than us," Kuligowski said of the talent of his group.

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 11, 2017 at 12:58 PM

1. LOVE this guy!

2. SCARED of this guy!

thirstybuzzardcane

Looks like its going to be a Rosier and Shirreffs battle for the starting job!

https://twitter.com/PeterAriz/status/896409473937551361

thirstybuzzardcane

Walton got hurt as well! 😞

thirstybuzzardcane

WTF is going on in Charlottesville? What a bunch of white trash pieces of shit! Who the hell has enough time to protest anyhow!

thirstybuzzardcane

Why even have this pathetic shit on the news. They are only going to make things worse!

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