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October 23, 2017

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orange 'n green in the vein

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

Get hyped.

Ranked 12th to start the season.

VfB_Cane

The football gods did us a favor as VT and ND recorded big wins and are now both ranked in the top 15.

If we manage to stay unfeated over the next three weeks, all that talk about style points and signature wins is moot. We'll be a top 5 team and deservedly so.

If, however, the flaws this team still has catch up to us and the winning streak comes to an end, then we know that "being back" is still a work in progress.

For now, looking at 11 wins in a row sure beats the alternative, so at this point I'd say there's no shame in feeling good aboout it.

canezilla

CANES OPEN UP AS 20.5 FAVORITE...ANYBODY WANT TO GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY WE DON'T COVER????

raizecane

For the rest of the year, this team shall be known as the "Cardiac Canes"......

raizecane

CANES OPEN UP AS 20.5 FAVORITE...ANYBODY WANT TO GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY WE DON'T COVER????

Posted by: canezilla | October 23, 2017 at 05:07 AM

********************************

I'll sit on that limb.....

Go Canes!

Canes by 30.

They’ve become a legit rival, we’re going to be ready.

canezilla

I'll sit on that limb.....


Posted by: raizecane | October 23, 2017 at 07:15 AM
AS LONG AS WE HAVE RUM!!!!

raizecane

When are we going to talk about the field conditions at the Rock? Someone is going to blow out a knee if they don't do something about it.

I didn't watch the Dolphins game but can only imagine how bad the conditions were playing the next day.

BigWindyCane1

Great article. Sums up Canespace and the Canes 2017!

Go Canes!

Posted by: raizecane | October 23, 2017 at 07:47 AM

It’s Craig Cooper in Orlando bad.

Old Skool

The Canes attempted to do their best to spoil a delightfully pleasant afternoon by going experiencing a momentary lapse of reasoning in relation to play calling and went completely brain dead when it came to execution.

Cardiac Canes??? Sounds more like bi-polar.

Go Canes!

Good thing is they’re getting two weeks to get it right for what will surely be a prime time matchup against VT.

BigWindyCane1

We are past the middle of the regular season, and there is some good news:

*Current winning streak of 11 consecutive games is the longest winning streak since winning 34 in a row in 2000-02.

*Canes started 4-0 in the ACC for the first time since joining the conference.

*The Canes are undefeated, currently ranked 8th in both polls

*The Canes still control their own destiny to a national championship.

*The Canes face two ranked opponents to close out the second half of the season, and both games are at home. If the Canes win against VT, they should also be slightly favored again against ND.

*The Canes have not hit their full stride yet, have not played up to their full potential and have not played well for a full game yet -- and they are still undefeated.

Go Canes!

Read an interesting stat today. Our first three losses last year were by a combined 11 points.

Our last three wins have been by a combined 11 points.

Always said Golden'w biggest flaw was he didnt prepare his team to wn mentally on Saturday. It seemed like every game they would do, or more importantly not do, what it took to seal or steal a victory late

CMR has done a great job of instilling mental toughnes in this team, especially at the end of games.

360Cane

Nephew returning a punt for a TD Friday, and he's not even the return man. LOL

http://cbsprt.co/2yHhRCW

P.S. 6 tackles and INT in the endzone as well. He plays K, P, WR, TE, S, LB, and DE.

He's not even listed on 247. And yes, I know, he's at Forest, not Vanguard which doesn't help. His granddaddy (mama's side), daddy, and uncle all played D1 football. Heck, even his mom played rugby at USF. It's in the genes times 100! I'll bring him to camp. []_[]

BigWindyCane1


After another close call, is Miami for real?

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/100061/after-another-close-call-is-miami-for-real

Posted by: 30CINCO | October 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Thanks for sharing that article 30Cinco. An interesting quote stood out to me:

"At the same time, there is something to be said for the resilience Miami has shown. According to ESPN Stats & Information, there is an 18 percent chance an average top 25 team would achieve the same record against the Hurricanes' schedule. That’s the same percentage as Alabama, for what it’s worth."

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Until we put a complete game together, (which we were getting really close against Syracuse) I will count it all as some grit and a lot of luck. I just hope we are laser focused on UNC. We cant afford to crap the bed on Saturday. 7-0 and then VT, who because of our defense and offensive playmakers, are beatable. #1 priority right now has to be finding a run game or suitable alternative. Beat UNC and then ALL IN for VT. It could be the most important game in in a decade.

Go Canes!

Canes 5th in turnover differential, third in tackles for loss, third in sacks and sixth in passing efficiency against.

Despite that we are 49th in total defense (yards allowed).

If we could stop giving teams two, three or even four extra possessions per game via penalty we have what it takes on defense to carry us through whatever lulls the offense seems to have every week.


Go Canes!

TD this is really interesting when talking about luck.

If we were Ohio State, Clemson or FSU they’d be saying we’re playing winning football with great defense, no turnovers controlling tough games late:

https://twitter.com/davidhaleespn/status/922486742267162625

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 11:33 AM

The D seems to account for their penalties though. The make a mistake and then shut them down for the most part. I'm more concerned with redzone points and establishing the run.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 11:44 AM

I hear you, but I dont care about the outside noise. I want to see us control more outcomes. Especially against UNC, and then if we can just come out on top against VT... then its all about that ACC CG, which if we get NCST, we can win it!

His Royal Dudeness

I'm watching VT vs UNC today. We can beat both of these teams. Contain against VT will be critical.

His Royal Dudeness

Duh statement, UNC OL will struggle against our front 7. Furthermore I dont see any real threats for our 2ndary which is coming on strong right now.

His Royal Dudeness

Its really hard to tell how good VT's D is because UNC looks sooooo awful.

His Royal Dudeness

UNC OL has a jail break on every snap.

His Royal Dudeness

UNC D did give VT trouble. Mostly I think both arent that good.

I think we are much better than UNC & are better than VT.

I'm thankful we get VT at home.

Go Canes!

The dreaded six day hold:

ACC announces a six-day hold for Virginia Tech-Miami on Nov. 4. Game will be either 3:30 or between 7:15-8 pm on either ABC or ESPN.

30CINCO

M. Young is playing so well. Kept their top receiver in check most of that game. Has been an unexpected surprise this season.

Norton, Young, and Pinkey on D. Herndon, Rosier, Homer on O were top performers, imo.

His Royal Dudeness

UNC quit in the 2nd qtr down only 14. They arent strong physically or mentally. Miami can only beat themselves this weekend. Focus is the key factor going into UNC week. They do nothing that scares me.

Miami 34, UNC 10.

Old Skool

Any news/insight on the Irvin suspension?

His Royal Dudeness

As far as Miami attendence goes, the only thing I can think of is points, lots of them. If the games become a happening, youre more likely to grow the fan base. Its not the stadium or its location. We play in a palace now. Richt does his part, he's a very vocal coach in that regard, always thanking and talking directly to the fans in his comments, thats great PR. The U needs to do more to get the community involved, they cant think of themselves as just another entertainment option. They need to find a way to hook people in.

His Royal Dudeness

Lots of points is why I wanted Helfrich as OC. Helfrich was key to Oregon's success as their OC.

CGNC

CMR has done a great job of instilling mental toughnes in this team, especially at the end of games.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Agreed 100%

TonyCane

What happened to UNC? Was Mitch holding the Tarheels up that much? UNC was a team that has beaten us two years in a row - how did they fall so far so quickly?

Terrance Sullivan

TonyCane UNC has lost 20 players to injury.

Terrance Sullivan

Furthermore Mitch wasn't the starter 2 years ago. Come on TonyCane what's wrong you are usually money but Mitch only started for them last year.

Go Canes!

16 were season ending. They’ve been gutted.

Fedora is getting a pass for this year imo.

canezilla

CANES 28
HEELS 17

01 Cane

Miami 40
UNC 6

His Royal Dudeness

UNC just doesnt have it in the trenches right now. VT's DL dominated them and our line is much better than theirs. I really cant see a way for UNC to score more than say 20 points. As far as their D is concerned, our OL will probably handle them. I dont see anyway for them to hurt us. If this game were at UNC, I think it could be closer... they have nothing to lose, we get into some funks with our O, the D makes a couple of mistakes and maybe we are on the ropes. In Miami, I just dont think they can pull off the upset, we've clearly passed them by in the trenches. Last Saturday I saw Miami's O start to, even if just for a quarter or 2, understand how to control the game. If we can establish the run and just do everything else we have been doing, then Miami should be very comfortable this weekend.

His Royal Dudeness

I have some things to say about VT from what Ive seen, but I will save those for Sunday, after we've taken care of our business with UNC.

cane4us

Dude, you know this is an away game.

1mg of Epi

Read an interesting stat today. Our first three losses last year were by a combined 11 points.

Our last three wins have been by a combined 11 points.

Always said Golden'w biggest flaw was he didnt prepare his team to wn mentally on Saturday. It seemed like every game they would do, or more importantly not do, what it took to seal or steal a victory late


Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

He had one bigger flaw.

UMike

This is yet another type of game Golden would some how figure a way to lose or keep close for no reason. Would be a good time to put together a complete game like the WVU game. I am happy we found ways to win games we would of (or did) lose last year, but we need to take a step away from that team and become a team that can put it together for all 4 quarters on both sides of the ball

Go Canes!

Canes open up as a 4 1/2 pt favorite.

Old Skool

In other news ...

Gators coach Jim McElwain said there have been death threats directed toward his program after UF's 3-3 start.

"The hard part is obviously when the threats against your own players, death threats to your families, the ill will that's brought upon out there," McElwain said Monday. "And yet I think it's really one of those deals that really is a pretty good testament to what's going on out there nationally. A lot of angry people. In in this business we're the ones they take the shots at, and that's the way it is."

Herbieibis

The rush defense needs to get shored up, especially on the edge. We should be dominate against the run and for the most part we have been but get gashed for 4 or 5 15 to 20 yd gains inflates the rushing stats.
Unfilled Richt decides to loosen the reins on offense the games will continue to keep us on edge.
UNC is terrible 31-13.

TheeMackJones

It's absolutely FUTILE to blather about the current state of Miami Hurricane football and their consecutive victories. hUh. Because the FINAL VERDICT will shortly indicate the ' real ' Miami ', or Miami the ' poser. ' In other words, what Miami does against VA Tech and mighty Notre Dame- and yes ND is ' mighty ' this season ( YIKES! )- will finally end all this futile chatter about Miami and all that.

Oh, and one more thing. If Cane fan will peruse Georgia's final scores under Richt, one will notice a consistent TREND and what not. For example, like this season's close margin of wins by Miami, Georgia basically won CLOSE games during Richt's tenure. Enter one sample of evidence. The 2015 Georgia season under Richt. Georgia finished an impressive 10-3.

Saturday
Sep. 5 ULM Warhawks
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 51-14

Saturday
Sep. 12 at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN Won 31-14

Saturday
Sep. 19 South Carolina Gamecocks
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 52-20

Saturday
Sep. 26 Southern Jaguars
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 48-6

Saturday
Oct. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Lost 38-10

Saturday
Oct. 10 at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN Lost 38-31

Saturday
Oct. 17 Missouri Tigers (HC)
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 9-6

Saturday
Oct. 31 Florida Gators
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL Lost 27-3

Saturday
Nov. 7 Kentucky Wildcats
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 27-3

Saturday
Nov. 14 at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL Won 20-13

Saturday
Nov. 21 Georgia Southern Eagles
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 23-17 (OT)

Saturday
Nov. 28 at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA Won 13-7

2016 TaxSlayer Bowl
Saturday
Jan. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL Won 24-17

Bottom line: Under Richt it seems that play calling during those games was VANILLA CONSERVATIVE and all that. This trend was evident, also, during his tenure at Georgia. Also, in 15' the ' trend ' is evident in several narrow wins and one close lost on the road against mighty Tennessee. hUh. Even Georgia's bowl game was only a ' seven point ' win.

Thus, there will probably be MORE CLOSE wins than routs under Richt. Especially against conference opponents and strong non-conference opponents. And that's why I won't get all ' bent out of shape'- even though I'm ' out of shape- about Miami's close wins. Because basically Richt calls a CONSERVATIVE game and all that. And I don't think that will change while Richt is at Miami. hUh. Nevertheless, as long as Miami goes undefeated or has a one loss season. I DON'T give a ' freak ' if the vast majority of those wins are ' close calls ' and all that!

TheeMackJones

However, it's NEVER wise to tempt the college football hands of fate too much. Because some of those close wins could become close losses some Saturday. Ouch!

Oh, and one more thing. hUh. Miami HANDILY COVERS the game time point spread! dUh.

Sarasota 'cane

Hurricane Hotline starts now on WQAM. Coach Richt and Coach Laranega will be on tonight.

Go 'canes!

Terrance Sullivan

Sota I am listening now at work on my Tune In Radio App. Go Canes!

Sarasota 'cane

I'm listening on the Tunein app here in Atlanta. WQAM has been on fire today! Let me apologize in advance for the beat down the Dolphins are gonna put on your Ravens Thursday night! Ohhhhhh snap!

Go 'canes!

CaneRock

Ryan Williams picked up by the Packers...good for Him.

TonyCane

Terrance, you’re right. Forgotten that Mitch was a one year starter.

BEERicane

It’s Craig Cooper in Orlando bad.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 08:27 AM

You mean Graig. That's a big fail and was an easy way to tell a casual fan when he was at The U. Not saying that applies to you but it's not a good look.

LA3

To believe or not to believe.

CMR is streaky play caller with streaky QB and that amplifies the problem.

Big difference in calling plays to come back or win - have to push the ball down the field vs. playing not to lose or hold on.

With VT & ND rising up and coming to the Rock we have to get much better on 3rd conversion on offense. CMR is going to have get more creative with movement and routes to help with defense reads and help guys get off the line easier.

Bud Foster will be ready for everything we have run. Hoping we open the play book up against UNC with new sets and wrinkles.

Let's GO CANES!

Terrance Sullivan

All Good TonyCane we all have slipups I certainly have. Go Canes! Beat UNC!

1mg of Epi

To believe or not to believe.

CMR is streaky play caller with streaky QB and that amplifies the problem.

Big difference in calling plays to come back or win - have to push the ball down the field vs. playing not to lose or hold on.

With VT & ND rising up and coming to the Rock we have to get much better on 3rd conversion on offense. CMR is going to have get more creative with movement and routes to help with defense reads and help guys get off the line easier.

Bud Foster will be ready for everything we have run. Hoping we open the play book up against UNC with new sets and wrinkles.

Let's GO CANES!

Posted by: LA3 | October 23, 2017 at 08:18 PM

Its strange to have all that talent and speed and not use it.

1mg of Epi

U guys who listens to Richt on hurricane hotline....

What do U make of his answer to the question about creating matchups? (Paraphrased answer: "I don't")

Go Canes!

Posted by: BEERicane | October 23, 2017 at 08:09 PM


This made me lol. Thanks Beer.

Sarasota 'cane

Canes open up as a 4 1/2 pt favorite.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 04:06 PM

Vegas Insider has Miami at -21.

Sarasota 'cane

U guys who listens to Richt on hurricane hotline....

What do U make of his answer to the question about creating matchups? (Paraphrased answer: "I don't")

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 23, 2017 at 08:53 PM

I think he was trying to say that you take what they give you and adjust accordingly. Remember he's not playing with a full deck with regards to depth. Miami only dressed 4 DB's last Saturday.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 23, 2017 at 09:05 PM

My bad Sarasota, that's the line of the VT game.

Go Canes!

Its strange to have all that talent and speed and not use it.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 23, 2017 at 08:52 PM

If only we had utilized our super talented TE Herndon (10 catches, TD, ACC player of the week), Richards (99 yards despite 4 drops), Thomas (61 yds, TD) and Homer (126 total yds, TD)

480 yards of total offense, probably 600 if we don't have the drops.

Someday I hope CMR sees what he has in front of him and uses them.

Oh wait...

tjl3909

Irvin=bust

BigWindyCane1

With success, comes individual accolades:

Linebacker Michael Pinckney was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC defensive player of the week

Tight End Christopher Herndon IV was named the ACC Receiver of the Week

QB Malik Rosier was named Athlon Sports’ Offensive Player of the Week

1mg of Epi

Its strange to have all that talent and speed and not use it.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 23, 2017 at 08:52 PM

If only we had utilized our super talented TE Herndon (10 catches, TD, ACC player of the week), Richards (99 yards despite 4 drops), Thomas (61 yds, TD) and Homer (126 total yds, TD)

480 yards of total offense, probably 600 if we don't have the drops.

Someday I hope CMR sees what he has in front of him and uses them.

Oh wait...

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 09:28 PM

That's actually the exact question that was asked... What did u see that enabled u to get a matchup for Herndon to get 10.

The answer was: I just call plays, whatever the D does the D does. Just luck.

1mg of Epi

I think he was trying to say that you take what they give you and adjust accordingly. Remember he's not playing with a full deck with regards to depth. Miami only dressed 4 DB's last Saturday.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 23, 2017 at 09:11 PM

Not what he said at all though. I'll try to listen again.

1mg of Epi

Go.. his answer explains why took him half a season to find his NFL TE

SinisterCane

Every Top 10 Team's Remaining Schedule
Unless our Canes lose a couple of games and eliminate themselves from College Football Playoff consideration, I will update this thread each week, focusing on changes to records and rankings. Starting next week, I will be using the first edition of the College Football Playoff Committee's rankings, not the AP poll.


(1) Alabama [8-0]:

10/28 -- Bye
11/04 -- vs. (23) LSU [6-2]
11/11 -- @ Miss. State [5-2]
11/18 -- vs. Mercer [4-4]
11/25 -- @ (19) Auburn [6-2]

(2) Penn State [7-0]:

10/28 -- @ (6) Ohio State [6-1]
11/04 -- @ (16) Michigan State [6-1]
11/11 -- vs. Rutgers [3-4]
11/18 -- vs. Nebraska [3-4]
11/25 -- @ Maryland [3-4]

(3) Georgia [7-0]:

10/28 -- @ Florida [3-3]
11/04 -- vs. South Carolina [5-2]
11/11 -- @ (19) Auburn [6-2]
11/18 -- vs. Kentucky [5-2]
11/25 -- @ Georgia Tech [4-2]

(4) TCU [7-0]:

10/28 -- @ (25) Iowa State [5-2]
11/04 -- vs. Texas [3-4]
11/11 -- @ (10) Oklahoma [6-1]
11/18 -- @ Texas Tech [4-3]
11/25 -- vs. Baylor [0-7]

(5) Wisconsin [7-0]:

10/28 -- @ Illinois [2-5]
11/04 -- @ Indiana [3-4]
11/11 -- vs. Iowa [4-3]
11/18 -- vs. Michigan [5-2]
11/25 -- @ Minnesota [4-3]

(6) Ohio State [6-1]:

10/28 -- vs. (2) Penn State [7-0]
11/04 -- @ Iowa [4-3]
11/11 -- vs. (16) Michigan State [6-1]
11/18 -- vs. Illinois [2-5]
11/25 -- @ Michigan [5-2]

(7) Clemson [6-1]:

10/28 -- vs. Georgia Tech [4-2]
11/04 -- @ (14) NC State [6-1]
11/11 -- vs. Florida State [2-4]
11/18 -- vs. The Citadel [4-3]
11/25 -- @ South Carolina [5-2]

(8) Miami [6-0]:

10/28 -- @ North Carolina [1-7]
11/04 -- vs. (13) Virginia Tech [6-1]
11/11 -- vs. (9) Notre Dame [6-1]
11/18 -- vs. Virginia [5-2]
11/25 -- @ Pittsburgh [3-4]

(9) Notre Dame [6-1]:

10/28 -- vs. (14) NC State [6-1]
11/04 -- vs. Wake Forest [4-3]
11/11 -- @ (8) Miami [6-0]
11/18 -- vs. Navy [5-2]
11/25 -- @ (20) Stanford [5-2]

(10) Oklahoma [6-1]:

10/28 -- vs. Texas Tech [4-3]
11/04 -- @ (11) Oklahoma State [6-1]
11/11 -- vs. (4) TCU [7-0]
11/18 -- @ Kansas [1-6]
11/25 -- vs. (22) West Virginia [5-2]

86Cane

If we were Ohio State, Clemson or FSU they’d be saying we’re playing winning football with great defense, no turnovers controlling tough games late:

https://twitter.com/davidhaleespn/status/922486742267162625

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 11:44 AM

That's what I have been saying all along and you think it is just being lucky?

86Cane

Ryan Williams picked up by the Packers...good for Him.

Posted by: CaneRock | October 23, 2017 at 07:45 PM

Wait, you mean Kaaya don't you?

His Royal Dudeness

Dude, you know this is an away game.

Posted by: cane4us | October 23, 2017 at 03:40 PM

I do now, lol. Still Miami should handle them. Hopefully early so as to take the fight out of them.

Sarasota 'cane

Soup you all staying at the Hampton Inn for the VT game?

TruCane81

Last Saturday I saw Miami's O start to, even if just for a quarter or 2, understand how to control the game. If we can establish the run and just do everything else we have been doing, then Miami should be very comfortable this weekend.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 23, 2017 at 03:17 PM


THIS.

There was much room for improvement, but I was so happy with the way we came out, I cant complain.

The gameplan on offense was coherent and effective. Coach went to the drawing board and schemed a good plan.for the players. That is all you can ask.

We forget how young this team really is and that is the pr8mary cause of inconsistency.
We do not have many upperclassmen and the ones we do have are our less talented players.

As long as coach keeps this in mind, we will get better, especially Malik.

Coach has the elements in the o to get it going. The problem is the way he emphasizes (or not) certain concepts.

He has not been terrible, but still has not found his rhythm calling plays for THIS CURRENT TEAM. If he finds it, watch out.

TruCane81

The rush defense needs to get shored up, especially on the edge. We should be dominate against the run and for the most part we have been but get gashed for 4 or 5 15 to 20 yd gains inflates the rushing stats.
Unfilled Richt decides to loosen the reins on offense the games will continue to keep us on edge.
UNC is terrible 31-13.

Posted by: Herbieibis | October 23, 2017 at 04:27 PM


We lost FOUR seniors out of the secondary to the NFL and it shows.

Corn, Colbert, Rayshawn, Bush, and Carter gave great production in helping shore up a run defense with THREE TRUE FRESHMAN linebackers.

We miss them bad, especially the safety support.

A big problem is we struggle running zone.

Our man d stymied their recievers but got gashed by qb runs that are man's achilles heel.

If we played better zone, the second half rush defense would be much better. Mixing zone with man and disguising them some will take the d to the next step.

I believe their gap integrity will improve with experience.

Also, I do not think Richt is to conservative.

He is vanilla, sure, but if anything he is too aggressive with the vertical game.

The problem was a lack of deliberate short passing to the middle, not enough playaction/ bootleg, and allowing Malik to make TOO MANY decisions he is not ready to yet.

Malik was not a football junkie under Al and it shows in his grasp of the game. He is not where he should be for a redshirt junior but he is poised, tough, and.protects the ball.


TruCane81

That's what I have been saying all along and you think it is just being lucky?

Posted by: 86Cane | October 23, 2017 at 11:15 PM


Fsu was a heart crushing, methodical, confident, march to the end zone to destroy your most hated rival.

G tech was a miracle, noone will argue that. We should have lost that but every 10 plus win streak in football needs some breaks so whatever.

We got lucky once.

Everything else we took while not looking perfect.

CaneRock

LOL...notice Richt goes 5-Wide when Homer's out of the game, somebody needs to step up at that #2 RB spot.

VfB_Cane

Ryan Williams picked up by the Packers...good for Him.
Posted by: CaneRock | October 23, 2017 at 07:45 PM

Wait, you mean Kaaya don't you?
Posted by: 86Cane | October 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM

Actually, it's Jake Heaps.

canezilla

Ryan Williams picked up by the Packers...good for Him.
Posted by: CaneRock | October 23, 2017 at 07:45 PM

Wait, you mean Kaaya don't you?
Posted by: 86Cane | October 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM
OUCH

Go Canes!

Its strange to have all that talent and speed and not use it.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 23, 2017 at 08:52 PM


He was the second leading receiver on the team going into last week and is now number one in catches and tied for second in TDs.

11 wins in row and u really think he just calls the plays hoping to get lucky?

UMike

Go...will you at least admit that with all the talent you mentioned, we shouldn't be struggling to score like we have been? We have been very inconsistent. It seems we have the players and plays to not have those periods we're we don't score or can't get a first down etc. I thought I read last season that CMR already has the first two series scripted before the game. I wonder how much he adjusts that script.

86Cane

Consistently Inconsistent

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | October 24, 2017 at 07:36 AM

I think some of you are vastly underestimating how raw and young our offense is without a healthy Richards and Walton there.

Rosier, Thomas, Harley, Homer, Cager, Mullins, Langham and even parts of the o-line may be talented, but theyre all a bunch of newbies and with that youre going to have inconsistent play.

Imo there also a ton of playing the results going on too. Not a single person questioned Homer's game sealing run on Saturday or back to back first downs gained in that final FSU drive.

Because they worked.

I can only imagine the second guessing that would have happened if Homer had been stuffed on any of those runs. That's always easy to do after the fact.

Like Co said, Richards dropped two very catchable TDs that make that game a blow out. Rosier also missed on a few throws.

It happens when youre young and a little rusty.

CMR has made some decisions I havent been crazy about too. But I don't think it's all play calling like some of you.

UMike

Good points Go... I just think we have enough talent, even if young, to avoid these long stretches of nothing. We get hot then go away from it. We haven't played against a bunch of top notch DC's that quickly shut us down, it's seems we choose to move away from what works... Until the game is on the line then we go back to it. I think the UNC games needs to be a wire to write throttle like the bowl game

1mg of Epi


He was the second leading receiver on the team going into last week and is now number one in catches and tied for second in TDs.

11 wins in row and u really think he just calls the plays hoping to get lucky?
Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2017 at 06:03 AM

I have some third downs that would like to speak with u. And some EZ fades.

I've wondered about here several times whether or not he tries to work matchups. Not all coaches do.

1mg of Epi

LOL...notice Richt goes 5-Wide when Homer's out of the game, somebody needs to step up at that #2 RB spot.

Posted by: CaneRock | October 24, 2017 at 04:43 AM

I think he did a lot of 5 wide w homer in too.

UMike

***wire to wire throttle"

thirstybuzzardcane

I think he did a lot of 5 wide w homer in too.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 24, 2017 at 08:58 AM

Yes, indeed! He was in most of the sets!

TruCane81

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 24, 2017 at 06:03 AM


I feel you Go but you have to admit that what Richt said does give insight to why our offense has been inconsistent since his arrival.

Herndon is our second leading reciever.

The problem is he should be the NATION'S leading reciever.

Those 10 catches were no fluke.

That is there for Herndon EVERY GAME this year and was there the same way for he and Njoku last year.

NO ONE MAN can guard him. Once we get the oppositon doubling Herndon between the 20s, it is GAME OVER.

Richt just has to find his rhythm.

The only thing I don't see an easy fix for is short yardage running. Maybe rolling out Malik more will help.

TruCane81

Posted by: UMike | October 24, 2017 at 08:52 AM

This is exactly right Umike.

My concerns have been more about overall patterns with the teams results.

Too often he sticks with ineffective concepts for too long and abandons the things we use that tear defenses apart like the paper banner when the team runs out on the field.

Go is right about the o being green, thats why they need to be spoon fed a little more.

We saw it Saturday. Herndon makes our o unstoppable between the 20s. We just gotta be more creative and resolved to punch it in.

Execution will improve. It seems playcalling will as well.

Im not content but hopeful.

Regardless of flaws in players or coaches, these guys want it from top to bottom. They play hard, make highlights, and there is a zero in the loss column halfway through the season

It is getting better.

His Royal Dudeness

The 5 wide sets are so the defense cant hide their blitz.

The O is coming along. Lets see what we get this weekend.

The problem with criticisms of Richts play calling right now is 2 fold. 1) Its hard to argue with winning and Richt has brought us regular winning. 2) There are so many dumb criticisms of the team during the game, it puts some people into dismissing real criticism. Ive been guilty of dumb criticisms also, we all have a little PTSD we need to shake off from the last decade.

His Royal Dudeness

The biggest problem with our O is running for regular yardage. It seems its mostly feast or famine with those guys up front. If we can figure a way to get 3 yards no matter what, the O will get much better especially in the redzone where Syracuse stuffed them.

Go Canes!

We can’t afford to run Herndon into the ground. We literally don’t have a backup tight end.

raizecane

Some fans are really hard to please. We could have coach Lombardi and someone will still complain about the play calling.

Stop whining, be thankful we are undefeated and enjoy the 12% bus because until CMR arrived, we were hooking our wagon to a 12% Yugo.

Go Canes!

CMR today: Richt on Ahmmon: He’s anxious to play and anxious to play great. He could have had 200 yards and 3 touchdowns easily – maybe more than that.

canezilla

Hope we can rest Richards vs unc.. the vt game is the most important game of the year and we need EVERYBODY

Old Skool

Brad Kaaya's stay with the Lions: one week. He's been released again. Sounds like he'd be a good spokesperson for Samsonite.

Go Canes!

Posted by: canezilla | October 24, 2017 at 12:49 PM

💯

TruCane81


The biggest problem with our O is running for regular yardage. It seems its mostly feast or famine with those guys up front. If we can figure a way to get 3 yards no matter what, the O will get much better especially in the redzone where Syracuse stuffed them.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 24, 2017 at 11:37 AM


Yes. Way too many unmanageable second downs.

Our third down problems start HERE!

2 and 7 or better is the key to winning football. How often have we been in 2nd & 10 or 11 the last 2 years.

If we can use the short pass to gett 7 to 4 yards to go on 2nd down, we can use playaction to get chunk yards all day.

This will help get the run game going for controlling games ind the 2nd half.

We aint got bama or notre dames oline so we cant rely on imposing our will to run the ball. Gotta set it up some.

Still we gotta find solutions inside the 5.

THAT WILL be our undoing from a historic run over anything else if the players and coaches go the way they have been so far.

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