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April 21, 2018

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Terrance Sullivan

Coach L keeps doing work.

thirstybuzzardcane

The play calling hasn't helped Rosier either! When you call the same 10 plays out the playbook, the other teams defense will always have the advantage.

86Cane

TBC...I think that most of us agree that the play calling leaves a LOT to be desired. Many have even called for the head coach to fire the current offensive coordinator and hire a new one.

Oh wait, what's that? Oh my, it seems there may be a small problem with that idea.

His Royal Dudeness

Why can't Malik improve over the summer???

Posted by: WWIN | April 21, 2018 at 10:39 AM

I think he will, but only in the sense that he'll know where he's going more often, and know how to hide it better. The key is keeping it 3rd and short. Rosier has too much baseball in him, and he's never going to have great touch on the deeper throws, which sucks because we have the talent to really hurt teams deep. 2nd pick against Wisconsin really shows what I mean, Cager gets some space and Rosier's lizard baseball brain instantly says *FASTBALL*. If that ball had air under it, it could have been a TD, instead, it was slightly under thrown inside, add to it maybe a penalty that should have been called and we end up losing. A lot of Richt's poor play calling, is really just poor/old concepts and poor down and distance. He calls antiquated stuff most teams arent doing any more because there arent that many great QBs, add to it he himself doesnt have a great QB and we have an offense that struggles.

His Royal Dudeness

3rd and long will be a real issue for us next year if Richt doesnt understand that his QB simply cant hit a man beater fade route regularly enough. Hes got to find more ways to hit fast WRs in space so they can run for the first down, and Rosier cant throw a sh*tty completion, where the ball stops the WR and we are punting. Lingard & Dallas could prove decisive out of the backfield because they can make the first guy miss, and then run over a DB for the 1st.

Go Canes!!

Right now there hasn’t been any is indication he’s improved. At this point his hold on the starting job seems to be solely based on his experience and grasp of the offense.

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N'Kosi Perry passing today in final spring scrimmage: 7 of 12 for 54 yards.
Jarren Williams passing: 2 of 3 for 31 yards. 2 rushes for 31 yards.
Malik Rosier passing: 3 of 4 for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Cade Weldon passing: 9 of 12 for 113 yards. @HeraldSports @CanesFootball

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Breaking: OL Tarquin Commits to Miami
by Andrew Ivins
59 minutes ago
Miami has picked up a commitment from a prospect at a position of need.

Belleview four-star offensive tackle Michael Tarquin gave a verbal pledge to the Hurricanes on Saturday while in Coral Gables for an unofficial visit with his parents.

Tarquin, who is listed as the nation's No. 26 offensive tackle on the industry-generated composite, picked UM over Oklahoma and South Carolina. He also held offers from schools like Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, USC, Florida, LSU and Michigan.

"I love everything about Miami," he told InsideTheU. "The location, the campus and just the transformation. Things are going to get back to the way they were before."

Tarquin fist emerged as a target for Miami last April when he visited campus for a spring practice. He returned a few months later of Mark Richt's annual Paradise Camp and did nothing but impress offensive line coach Stacy Searels.

"I like Coach Searels a lot. He was one of the first coaches to offer me and he has really been there since the beginning for me. He's the type of coach that wants the best for me and I really like that."

While Tarquin can play multiple positions on the offensive line, he figures to be a right or left tackle for Miami as the Hurricanes already have one interior offensive linemen committed this cycle in Jacksonville Atlantic Coast three-star offensive guard Kingsley Eguakun.

"Coach Searels thinks I can be a great tackle. I think I'm someone that can be so much better. I'm only 16 years old and I'm still developing. I'm going to work my tail off when I get there."

Tarquin (6-5, 290) is on track to graduate early and enroll at Miami next January.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 21, 2018 at 12:38 PM

That experience and grasp of the offense is what Richt wants. He has praised Rosier for it during Spring practice. According to Richt, all he's looking for is for Malik to be "less streaky." So what does that mean, has he gotten less streaky? As for no indication is concerned I have to disagree. Richt said himself that Rosier practices much better when their is competition behind him. Take it for what it is, Rosier is practicing better with Perry and Weldon pushing him.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 21, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Decent all around, wish it meant anything at all.

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Porter’s articles in today’s PBP:

CORAL GABLES — Malik Rosier threw a touchdown pass to Darrell Langham in Saturday’s scrimmage, redshirt senior hooking up with redshirt senior. Recognizing a blitz, changing the protection and knowing when Langham, who had adjusted his route, would be open — old hat, all of it.

It was a play only a veteran quarterback could make, according to Mark Richt. He said the same thing Tuesday.

But in his final chat with reporters on the last day of spring drills, Richt was clear that he doesn’t need a veteran QB in order to be a comfortable coach.

When asked if it’s fair to say one of his younger quarterbacks — redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry, true freshman Jarren Williams or redshirt freshman Cade Weldon — needs to show him a lot this summer as it relates to knowledge of the playbook, Richt said, “They’ve got to know enough, and I’ll say this: whoever becomes the quarterback, if it’s not Malik, we’re going to not make him confused.”

Richt said he is open to streamlining his offense to fit Perry, Williams or Weldon.

“I’m going to put him on a need to know basis,” Richt said. “I’m going to tell you what you need to know to function. You may not know why it works, or why we do what we do, but you’re going to know what to do. One day, you might know why we do it.

“If we think somebody can perform better, and maybe lighten his load a little bit, or maybe give some more responsibility to our center — you’ve got Tyler Gauthier, he can direct traffic without a quarterback saying who the Mike linebacker is and all that. If I have to do something like that, I’ll do it.”

Some of that may be Richt sending a public message to Rosier, who responds to such challenges. Richt also gives the impression he isn’t yet sure how this thing will play out.

In his days as offensive coordinator at Florida State in the 1990s, Richt recalled, a brand-new quarterback like Williams would be bound for a redshirt. Perry and Weldon might be focusing on playing as upperclassmen. “We had ’em kind of stacked up,” Richt said. “Most guys didn’t play until their third or fourth years, and they kind of knew it. They knew if they were going to start two years, it was going to be a great career. … Guys kind of knew that was the deal.”

That’s no longer the case.

“If we had kind of a guy that’s an undisputed champ,” Richt said, “a young guy might know he’s going to be redshirted.”

Perry and Weldon have their eyes on playing, and both have a year in the system. Williams has shown Richt his intelligence and accuracy since arriving in January.

In three spring scrimmages, Williams went 17-for-23 for 224 yards and three touchdowns, running the second-string offense against the second-string defense. In that setting, his numbers were better than Rosier (17-for-31, 214 yards, two touchdowns, interception), Perry (17-for-34, 199 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions) and Weldon, who returned Saturday after missing the first two scrimmages with an eye infection. He went 9-for-12 for 113 yards.

“I like Jarren,” Richt said. “He’s a good student of the game. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s really working hard toward learning. He does throw the ball well. He’s very good fundamentally. He mostly hits what he throws at. When he learns the proper reads and progressions, that’s going to help him.”

The quarterback race is open.

“Oh yeah,” Richt said. “Until the very bitter end. All season long, too. Every week.”

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 21, 2018 at 12:48 PM

The only video of him on YouTube is him getting abused. I'll check out Hudl.

His Royal Dudeness

In a couple of years, Jarren Williams is going to be trouble. Need to recruit some tackles to protect him, he could be the kid that wins a playoff game.

WWIN

In a couple of years, Jarren Williams is going to be trouble. Need to recruit some tackles to protect him, he's going to win us a championship!

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | April 21, 2018 at 01:04 PM

FIFY

BigWindyCane1

The quarterback race is open.

“Oh yeah,” Richt said. “Until the very bitter end. All season long, too. Every week.”
Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 21, 2018 at 12:58 PM

CMR said it, and I believe it. The backup QBs are too talented in comparison to the starter. This is the most talented group of QBs CMR has had since arriving. This might be the best QB group in over a decade. With the playmakers in this offense, a good QB will make it one of the most prolific offenses in the ACC

86Cane

So, I guess we stick with our current slogan:

#InRichtWeTrust

Until of course he proves that our trust may be wavering. This year is huge and next year will be absolutely critical.

In the meantime I will be:

#PrayingForUCoach

BigWindyCane1

Per Palm Beach Post: Stats from the scrimmage on Saturday:

Passing

QB Malik Rosier 3-for-4, 82 yards, touchdown

QB N’Kosi Perry 7-for-12, 54 yards

QB Jarren Williams 2-for-3, 31 yards

QB Cade Weldon 9-for-12, 113 yards

Rushing

RB Travis Homer 4 carries, 29 yards

RB Lorenzo Lingard 1-30

Williams 2-13

RB DeeJay Dallas 1-5

RB Robert Burns 8-31

Receiving

WR Darrell Langham 3 catches, 32 yards, touchdown

TE Michael Irvin II 5-65

WR Brian Hightower 1-25

WR Jeff Thomas 3-50

WR Dayall Harris 2-39

Burns 1-26 (Richt: “On a screen pass. Nice job.”)

TE Brian Polendey 2-9

WR Daquris Wiggins 2-15

Lingard 1-15

WR Mike Harley 1-6

Defense

LB Bradley Jennings: 5 tackles

DE Greg Rousseau: 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

DE Jonathan Garvin: 2 tackles, 2 sacks

Striker Romeo Finley, DE Joe Jackson: 1 sack each

DT Gerald Willis: 2 tackles, pass break-up

LB Michael Pinckney, S Robert Knowles, DE Terry McCray: 4 tackles each

S Amari Carter, S James Murphy: 3 tackles each

S Jaquan Johnson, Striker Derrick Smith, CB Gilbert Frierson, CB D.J. Ivey, CB Jhavonte Dean: 2 tackles each

“A bunch of guys,” according to Richt: 1 tackle each

TonyCane

If Rozier starts, I think we can expect the sort of improvement in Year 2 from him that Brock Berlin had in 2004.

Year Att Cmp Yards TDs Int
2003 352 211 2419 12 17
2004 348 195 2680 22 6

AeroCane

Tony
I'd take that!

86Cane

If Rozier starts, I think we can expect the sort of improvement in Year 2 from him that Brock Berlin had in 2004.

Posted by: TonyCane | April 21, 2018 at 02:58 PM

That is ignoring the fact that Berlin could actually throw the football and Rosier can't. But yeah, other than that, I guess so?

WWIN

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | April 21, 2018 at 01:50 PM

The race for "back-up QB" is open! 🤣

BigWindyCane1

Soup86,
Berlin could definitely throw the football. Also, Berlin played in a different era and different offense. In the current era, Rosier should have a 60-65% completion percentage, and this offense can be very explosive with this group of playmakers

WWIN

Rosier did have that till he hurt his throwing shoulder and didn't have a bye week to rest it

BigWindyCane1

By the way, I like the transfers Coach L has. I think the Canes will have a great season and surprise some people.

86Cane

Rosier did have that till he hurt his throwing shoulder and didn't have a bye week to rest it

Posted by: WWIN | April 21, 2018 at 07:42 PM

The walls keep getting steeper, as the hole you dig gets deeper.

86Cane

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