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May 19, 2018

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Terrance Sullivan

Boom Baby

NativeCane

Im #1 at #2.

Sinistercane1

NoO comes in 3rd just like in the SEC

BigWindyCane1

Great article Soup! Ten in a row! Go Canes hardball!

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Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM

This is 100% true.

Except for the 13 times in 17 as a head coach he finished 1st or 2nd in his division.

#facts

Sinistercane1

#Facts

So I your guess happy with just winning the coastal

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 11:49 AM

For right now, yeah, I couldnt be happier "just winning the Coastal." After a decade of not doing it, not only have we done it, but we are consolidating our power at the top of it. Get some perspective man. Things I'm also just happy with are 1st bowl win in a decade, and 1st time winning 10 games in a decade, 1st time being ranked top 5 in a decade, regular top recruiting classes, buzz around the program again, winning with below average QBs, a Miami style defense, Hard Rock Stadium, embarrassing the Irish, 1st win over FSU in 7 years... I can go on, but something tells me you still wont see how far weve come and be proud/happy about it. Titles take time to build. It took Jimmy time, it took Howard time, it took Butch time, it took Dabo time, it took Carroll time, it took Saban time, again, I could go on but something tells me those examples will some how not matter also.

His Royal Dudeness

If the question is, "is Mark Richt a better HC than Meyer or Saban?", then I can assure you Sinister, no one here can say that. Thats not the question though. The question is, "can Mark Richt with a little breathing room at Miami, in the ACC Coastal, build a team strong enough to win a title?" Here's the answer to that question... no one knows. Im looking at certain things that make me think he can and also other things that give me doubts. All we can ask him in the meantime is what have you done for me so far, and so far, the results have been perfectly fine.

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Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 19, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Of course.

Some people forget “Just winning the coastal” this year put us in a win and we’re in situation to the final four. That’s something even schools like Ohio State and Alabama couldn’t say.

So yeah I’m happy winning the Coastal every year and being in a position to play for the NC or a big New Year’s Day bowl.

If you’re not, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

Terrance Sullivan

I agreed with pretty much all HRE said except below average QB'S and dominating VT to clinch the ACC Coastal. Everything else total agreement.

Sinistercane1

I see the excuse train is running at full speed.

So should we the get mission accomplished banner for winning the coastal?

The fact that nobody knows what we have in NoO entering his 3rd yr as the HC is saddening at the hightest level. When you have the exact “more questions than answers” heading into your 3rd year you have failed as coach. CMR aka just another pretender in a long line of pretenders posing as a HC

Terrance Sullivan

Adding Sinister to the Ignore list like WWIN.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 19, 2018 at 01:55 PM

My point was not that I like winning with a bad QB, but that we are good enough to do it again.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 02:07 PM

We do not have more questions than answers, thats a complete load of BS.

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Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 02:07 PM

This is complete and utter bullshit.

You’re the only one who doesn’t know what we have.

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Guy has won a bowl game, beaten FSU, won the 10 games, the Coastal, taken us to the ACCCG, brought in a Top 5-10 recruiting class and has us preseason Top 10 for next season.

All while operating up to 10 players below the scholarship limit.

Wtf more do you want going into year three.

MLAlumni1970

I couldn't have said it better.
GO CANES GO CANES GO CANES GO CANES
ANY CANES ALL CANES

Sinistercane1

Ignore list lol I don’t speak to you anyway

Tha U is Paying CMR to win championships not some petty coastal title and by his own admission and I quote “I came here to win championships”.
So I’m going to hold him to that standard.

HRD

The Offense is riddled with questions marks QB Oline play calling and offensive philosophy and that’s just the offense

GC

Keep lowering that bar for NoO

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Keep lowering that bar for NoO

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 03:16 PM


How do you lower the bar to someplace we’ve never been?

Last time I checked the trip to Charlotte for the ACC Championship hadn’t occurred since...ever.


JCane

4-3, BC, bottom 3rd, with U scoring 3 in the 3rd and in a weather delay.

Sinistercane1

GO Canes

My expectations is to win ACC, what’s yours?

Luke Skywalker

,

No one is slighting Rosier. He gets credit for what he did. A few nice throws a game and few timely throws a game. He also gets credit for several throws into the dirt a game. Too often throwing bad balls that if thrown in stride would have been TD's or big yardage. Instead, the WR has to dive, jump or slow down to make the catch and was wide open.

Most of the game changing and winning plays were made inspite of him, not because of him. So, when you say he (Rosier) won games it sounds ridiculous. You're giving him the credit for those wins. The credit should be going to Richards, Herndon, Walton, Homer, Berrios and Thomas. The NFL caliber guys, that made NFL caliber plays, that TRULY won the game. The reason they are in the NFL or on the NFL's radar. Not him.

Nosier doesn't deserve their credit. It's blasphemy.

Chuch

Posted by: CoCane | May 18, 2018 at 05:14 PM

Every word you just said was wrong. Evan Sheriffs at QB last season equal 8 wins or less.

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Every word you just said was wrong. Evan Sheriffs at QB last season equal 8 wins or less.

Posted by: Luke Skywalker | May 19, 2018 at 05:17 PM

I bo honestly don’t see what’s one thing has to do with the other.

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Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 05:09 PM

Your expectations do not jibe with reality.

BEERicane

How does the season turn out with a healthy Walton?

Sinistercane1

Go Canes

Reality is you’ve already conceded the 2018 season

Sinistercane1

Don’t worry CaneSpace 2019 is when CANEZ football starts

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Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 07:21 PM

You must have me confused with someone else. I expect us back in the ACC Championship game this year.

Difference is if we don’t make it for whatever reason, I don’t feel the need to burn redshirts, fire coaches or burn the program to the ground.

Sinistercane1

I expect CMR to WIN the ACC and you happy just to be there f@ckin wow

Sinistercane1

Go Canes if the online does not improve in year 3 should CMR keep stacy for a 4th?

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Posted by: Sinistercane1 | May 19, 2018 at 09:09 PM

Clemson will have four defensive linemen taken in the first round this year.

We’re starting a QB that wouldn’t dress for them if there was a game this Saturday.

You expecting us to beat them is fine, but again your expectations do not in any way match reality.

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Can we win against Clemson? Yes.

Should we? No.

But they have a vastly superior roster from a talent, depth and experience standpoint.

Sinistercane1

Nosier gonna lose us games

BigWindyCane1

Athalon Sports ranked the Canes #6 in the preseason poll. I know many on the blog disagree with this ranking, but I think it’s about right. Barring major injuries, IMO the Canes should be a top 5-10 team. The Canes have more experience, quality depth and talent across the board. The Canes should take another step forward this season.

Athalon also has a preseason All ACC team full of Canes for the first time in a while:

First team:
Ahmmon Richards WR
Shaquille Quarterman LB
Jaquan Johnson DB

Second team:
Navaughn Donaldson OL
MIchael Pinkney LB
MIchael Jackson DB
Joe Jackson DE

Third team:
Travis Homer RB

roachcane77


How does the season turn out with a healthy Walton?
Posted by: BEERicane | May 19, 2018 at 06:43 PM

Excellent question BEERicane...
I saw Walton's loss as one of, if not THE biggest, factors leading to our late season fade.
A healthy Walton at THAT point would have taken SO much pressure off of 1) CMR's playcalling, 2) MR's decision making and inaccurate throwing, and 3) an average, tiring, sluggish OL.

I guess we'll never know.

I wish him all the best in Cincinnati!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: roachcane77 | May 20, 2018 at 10:51 AM

💯

TonyCane

Guy has won a bowl game, beaten FSU, won the 10 games, the Coastal, taken us to the ACCCG, brought in a Top 5-10 recruiting class and has us preseason Top 10 for next season.

All while operating up to 10 players below the scholarship limit.

Wtf more do you want going into year three.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 19, 2018 at 02:43 PM

On the surface it is somewhat surprising to see Miami that low (we're still not at 85 - I have us at 83 going into the summer), but it shows the twin effects of roster turnover under Golden, and the normal turnover that takes place when a new coach arrives.

Roster Size:
2017: 76
2016: 74
2015: 81
2014: 71
2013: 69
2012: 78
2011: 61
2010: 83

TruCane81

Posted by: roachcane77 | May 20, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Walton has the type of vision and lateral quickness that may have been able to get us more yards when the line was struggling. It will would have also kept Homer fresher. The whole team wore down a bit as the season went on.

The effect of the Irma delay can’t be understated. Most teams would have folded under that. Instead, we have our best year in 15 years. That type of thing exhausts you emotionally and throws off the teams rhythm.

Richt showed he is a great head coach in his handling of that and many other situations on the team. Just hire a oc Mark, lol.

Remember all those dimes Malik threw early in the year that got dropped? If he was throwing like that late in the year, we would be 12-1 and Orange Bowl champs. There were many rhythm problems with our offense, in both 16 and 17. I think Richt is smart enough to fix it, but I think having a former player as oc is creating too much yes man culture.

Even if Brown has the balls and knowledge to speak up, does he REALLY have Richt’s ear? An oc with a little more salary and clout might be what the doctor ordered.

Terrance Sullivan

Great blogging today fellas.

Go Canes!!


Posted by: TonyCane | May 20, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Excellent post for those who someone have deluted themselves into believing that three year fiasco with the NCAA was no big deal.

SinisterCane

Posted by: TonyCane | May 20, 2018 at 11:36 AM

We never hear about roster # until we start losing

His Royal Dudeness

Aaaaahhhhh....

West Yellowstone for next 3 days.

TonyCane

It makes sense though Sinister. When you are underwater in roster strength it’s automatic that one or more positions have poor depth. A few key injuries and if depth is lacking, you will likely have dropped a game.

Herbieibis

Let The Herb give u a little insight: stop the we lost our 3 best players scenario last year, everyone loses players. We have talent and after 2 full recruiting bridge classes we shouldn't still be down under the 85 player limit and we still shouldn't be still losing the area big time players but we still are. We have a very average throwing qb who has been here for 4 effing years. Granted the u has a hard time getting tackled, whether they be offensive or defensive. It's d like a dam albatros hanging over our heads. As I have stated here many times winning will take care of some of these headaches.
We are still losing games to teams, that shouldn't be on the field with us, another problem we need to remedy. Rich's play calling has to get better and our line play has got to be way better.
We now have 5 thousand WR'S, so that position should not be s problem. We have depth and talent at RB,so that shouldn't be a problem, so either our offensive line recruiting needs to get better, Rich's play calling has to get better or Searles had to get better.
We ain't beating Clemson, YET! They still have more talent than us across both lines. We are not far off but we have to win a few big time games, when it really matters. Hell Va. Tech would finish 4th in the SEC West and we struggle to beat them most years and that's our biggest game in the Coastal. Once every 5 years we might struggle in that division.
Last thing we can't keep whiffing in recruiting on certain positions. With 25 ships this should never happen.

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We have talent and after 2 full recruiting bridge classes we shouldn't still be down under the 85 player limit

Posted by: Herbieibis | May 20, 2018 at 07:02 PM

It doesn’t work that way.

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Last thing we can't keep whiffing in recruiting on certain positions. With 25 ships this should never happen.

Posted by: Herbieibis | May 20, 2018 at 07:02 PM

And not sarcastically, curious what positions you think we've whiffed on.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 20, 2018 at 09:09 PM

We whiffed hard on defesive backs 1st 2 cycles, OT every year, playable DTs for 2 cycles.

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Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 20, 2018 at 09:18 PM

We may have missed the two AH kids but we signed three Top 250 players at that position this year. I'll be very interested those two guys end up being better than Blades and Frierson.

Will be cool to watch it play out.

And, honestly how do we know we whiffed at OT?

Anyone Richt has had an entire recruiting cycle to go after was either a true freshman or a senior in high school this year.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 20, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Im not worried about those AH kids. Frierson and Ivey are Miami caliber players. My beef is year 1, only signed Young, then the next year we only signed Bandy. We were left very thin while Rumph figured it out. If he keeps signing 6'0"+ fast CBs, then hexll build a monster because hes a good teacher, but CB needs 2 playable freshmen every year, and maybe one to redshirt. Because we took Bethel and he will redshirt, that gives us 1 playable freshman next year, meaning we need a minimum of 1 next year, and maybe one to redshirt, assuming his redshirt year turns him into a Miami caliber freshman. Thats how depth is built.

86Cane

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 20, 2018 at 09:09 PM

We whiffed hard on defesive backs 1st 2 cycles, OT every year, playable DTs for 2 cycles.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 20, 2018 at 09:18 PM

He straight up BUSTED your sorry self!

LMAO

TonyCane


Let The Herb give u a little insight: stop the we lost our 3 best players scenario last year, everyone loses players. We have talent and after 2 full recruiting bridge classes we shouldn't still be down under the 85 player limit and we still shouldn't be still losing the area big time players but we still are. We have a very average throwing qb who has been here for 4 effing years. Granted the u has a hard time getting tackled, whether they be offensive or defensive. It's d like a dam albatros hanging over our heads. As I have stated here many times winning will take care of some of these headaches.
We are still losing games to teams, that shouldn't be on the field with us, another problem we need to remedy. Rich's play calling has to get better and our line play has got to be way better.
We now have 5 thousand WR'S, so that position should not be s problem. We have depth and talent at RB,so that shouldn't be a problem, so either our offensive line recruiting needs to get better, Rich's play calling has to get better or Searles had to get better.
We ain't beating Clemson, YET! They still have more talent than us across both lines. We are not far off but we have to win a few big time games, when it really matters. Hell Va. Tech would finish 4th in the SEC West and we struggle to beat them most years and that's our biggest game in the Coastal. Once every 5 years we might struggle in that division.
Last thing we can't keep whiffing in recruiting on certain positions. With 25 ships this should never happen.

Posted by: Herbieibis | May 20, 2018 at 07:02 PM

Agreed on the whiffing on recruiting at certain positions. Not to keep harping on it, but I could never understand how a Hurricanes team that was relatively fresh off of a national championship could find itself unable to recruit wide receivers or quarterbacks in 2004, 2005, or 2006.

As for depth, it comes down to this issue with the Canes. They had an extraordinary amount of roster turnover under Shannon and Golden. It badly reduced veteran leadership and at certain points led to severe depth problems. For instance, our 5-1 start in 2009 led to a stretch of mediocre not because Shannon and co fell off as coaches, but because they only had 69 scholarship players and after getting through that stretch of games they had incurred too many injuries.

Players Signed, Departures after 1 or 2 years

2007 (19): 2 gone after 1 year, 5 gone after 2
2008 (32): 8 gone after 1 year, 2 gone after 2
2009 (19): 2 gone after 1 year, 1 gone after 2
2010 (29): 9 gone after 1 year, 4 gone after 2
2011 (19): 3 gone after 1 year, 7 gone after 2
2012 (33):11 gone after 1 year, 4 gone after 2
2013 (19): 5 gone after 1 year, 1 gone after 2
2014 (28): 1 gone after 1 year, 5 gone after 2
2015 (23): 1 gone after 1 year, 3 gone after 2
2016 (18): 4 gone after 1 year, 1 gone after 2
2017 (24): 1 gone after 1 year

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Posted by: 86Cane | May 20, 2018 at 10:52 PM

Again, without sarcasm, have you read a single arcticle about how awesome our freshmen DBs looked during spring ball?

On the off chance you hadn't, every report commented about how Frierson, Hall and Ivey were tearing it up and even getting some first team reps already.



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Here's an example:

▪ We hear the early enrollee corners, D.J. Ivey and Gilbert Frierson, have displayed an ability to break on passes quickly. Same with safety Gurvan Hall, another early enrollee.

Diaz said that Ivey has “nudged ahead” ahead of Frierson “because of his urgency, a little greater attention to detail.”

Diaz said they “both have outstanding length, are highly competitive guys. They can both run, make plays on the ball.”

Diaz also says he likes the physicality both bring to the position and that “they need to get up to speed in a hurry” given the team’s need at the position.

“Oh, Ivey’s the real deal — Ivey and Gil are the real deal,” Bandy said. “They’ve impressed a lot of guys. They’ve been impressive in one on ones, correct me on a lot of my stuff when I mess up on the field. And they’re becoming leaders too.”

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Here's on on Gurval Hall who was lighting it up before his injury:

CORAL GABLES — Gurvan Hall’s spring has ended early.

The freshman safety from Palm Beach Gardens High will miss at least a month of action because of a knee injury, coach Mark Richt said Saturday.

“He’ll be here, but he won’t practice,” Richt said. “We don’t believe it’s going to be any kind of surgical thing. You never know for sure, but probably four weeks, four to six.”

Before he was injured in Thursday’s session, Hall’s range and physical play impressed onlookers. Several players and coaches, most recently Richt, raved about one eye-popping play Hall made on the first day of spring.

“He’s on the left hash, and we throw a ball to the right sideline. He tracked it down and got there when the ball landed,” Richt said. “I was like, ‘Who’s that guy?'”

Hall was running with the second unit at the time of his injury, along with his fellow Gardens alum, sophomore Amari Carter, and redshirt junior Robert Knowles. Miami has been training sophomore Derrick Smith and junior Romeo Finley as outside linebackers.

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All this before Blades is even here.

We signed a ton of quality this class. Sorry if missing out on the AH guys made you sad and unappreciated of the young studs we did sign.

86Cane

Again, without sarcasm, have you read a single arcticle about how awesome our freshmen DBs looked during spring ball?

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 20, 2018 at 11:30 PM

Again without sarcasm, I have a great title for a movie:

#CluelessInMiami

86Cane

Just proving ONE thing true, does not make ALL other things false. To say that we did badly at times in recruiting under Richt at certain positions, and then we did well are not mutually exclusive positions. Get with the program dude!

Terrance Sullivan

Damnit Tonycane that's 80 players In 11 years that's insane now throw in NCAA sanctions that pushes that number to 98. Because UM and the NCAA took 3 scholarships a year in 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016. Good Lord. Great work TC.

Terrance Sullivan

What was the worst coaching staff at Miami in the last 20 years. I have 3 candidates 2006 The Last year of Larry Coker. 2007 The First Year of Randy Shannon. 2015 Last year of Al Golden. Boy that was 3 horrific staffs SMH.

His Royal Dudeness

Go Canes,

You just moved the goal posts.

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Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 21, 2018 at 12:06 AM

Don't think I am TD.

Surtain was considered an LSU lock since about 9th grade. He wore LSU gear everywhere, his parents are both from Louisiana and grew up workshiping Patrick Peterson.

He visited there multiple times and had great relationships with the entire defensive staff.

When he released his Top 5 we werent even on it.

That was a massive, complete and total whiff by them not us.

Campbell was always a UGA lean and eventually committed there.

The fact they even visited here late was a surprise.

That doesnt mean we whiffed. We landed Blades, the #7 corner in the country and three other DB/safety prospects in Frierson, Ivey and Hall that are absolute studs.


Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | May 20, 2018 at 11:57 PM

Like said, have you even taken 30 seconds to read an article or see how good the kids we did land are?

Did you know Scalife blew up the competition at left tackle at every camp and All Star game he attended last year? Or that the staff is very high on John Campbell at that position?

The fact they've only been on campus since January aren't ready yet to you may be a whiff, most people understand it takes a little time to develop an offensive lineman.

So I may be clueless but at least my opinions have a factual foundation while yours are fueled by how much scotch you've consumed at that moment.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 07:18 AM

1 good year at DB, which I agree was up to standard, doesnt mean we didnt whiff the 2 years prior.

86Cane

1 good year at DB, which I agree was up to standard, doesnt mean we didnt whiff the 2 years prior.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 21, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Go Canes brain just isn't wired that way. He simply cannot be objective, or fair and balanced in his opinions because it causes cognitive dissonance to his "everything is absolutely perfect all the time" Miami Hurricane world view which he finds totally unbearable.

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Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 21, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Losing Byrd late i year hurt year one. Flipping Malek was big. Not much CMR could do with that class after just a month or two.

Think they screwed up last year playing the waiting game on Jobe.

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Posted by: 86Cane | May 21, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Things are far from perfect.

Our QB position is possibly in serious trouble.

Our offensive line unit as a whole is mixture of busts, experienced but mostly average players, a couple good to great guys and young kids too young and raw to compete yet.

We are counting on two uber talented but totally green freshmen at TE who weren’t even here for spring ball.

Our DT position looks extremely promising but we are again relying on players lacking experience.


But unlike you I understand we can’t rebuild an offensive line with basically two recruiting classes. It takes time to get the guys RICHT recruited, not inherented, and turn them into a talentled, cohesive and deep position. You have ZERO clue whether any of the o linemen we’ve brought in over the last two classes will be good, bad or great so please.

I can also see missing out on the AH guys doesn’t mean we whiffed. We still brought in four very talented, very highly rated guys who have torn it up from the moment they’ve stepped foot on campus.

86Cane

But unlike you I understand we can’t rebuild an offensive line with basically two recruiting classes. It takes time to get the guys RICHT recruited, not inherented, and turn them into a talentled, cohesive and deep position.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 11:28 AM

That's not what Scott Frost at UCF said.

86Cane

I just got off the phone with Scott Frost. He told me this...

Sacks Allowed 2017:

UCF Ranked #5 at 1.0/game
UM ranked #75 at 2.2/game

Passing Yards:

UCF Milton #7 over 4000 yards passing
UM Rosier #30 3120 yards passing

Rushing Yards:

UCF #33 with 198/game
UM #71 with 160/game

TD/INT ratio:

Milton 37 TDs/ 9 INTs
Rosier 26 TDs/ 14 INTs

thirstybuzzardcane

That's not what Scott Frost at UCF said.

Posted by: 86Cane | May 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM


He didn't play anyone though!!

86Cane

BTW, just for a historical perspective...

In 2016 UCF ranked #106 in sacks allowed followed by 2017 ranked at #5, and IMPROVEMENT of 101 spots in one year.

In 2016 UM ranked #52 in sacks allowed followed by 2017 ranked at #71, a DECLINE of 19 spots.

#CoachingMatters

86Cane

A former Husker offensive guard, Greg Austin will return to his alma mater for his first season on the Nebraska staff in 2018. Austin has spent the last eight seasons coaching in the collegiate and NFL ranks, including the past two seasons as the offensive line coach under Scott Frost at Central Florida. Austin has spent a total of five seasons coaching with Frost.

In 2017, Austin’s line paved the way for the culmination of the Knights’ remarkable two-year offensive turnaround. The Knights were the only FBS team to score 30 points in every game, and they led the nation in scoring. UCF averaged 48.2 points per game in 2017, just two seasons after UCF scored the third-fewest points in the country in 2015, averaging just 13.9 points per game.

UCF won the American Athletic Conference title in 2017, putting together the first perfect regular season in school and AAC history en route to a 13-0 record and No. 6 final ranking. The Knights not only led the country in scoring but ranked fifth in total offense, second in passing efficiency and 10th in passing. Austin’s offensive line allowed only 13 sacks to rank fifth nationally, and his unit helped the Knights average 5.2 yards per carry and score 39 rushing touchdowns, which ranked ninth nationally. In a testament to his line's versatility, UCF ranked in the top 25 nationally in both yards per pass and yards per rush in 2017. Both offensive tackles and UCF’s center were recognized as all-conference performers, while quarterback McKenzie Milton was the AAC Offensive Player of the Year.

Austin’s first year at UCF in 2016 marked his first full-time coaching job at the collegiate level. He helped the Knights become the nation’s most improved team in 2016, as UCF won six games following a winless season in 2015. Austin’s line helped the offense make tremendous strides in Frost’s first season, as the Knights moved up 59 spots in the scoring offense national ranking.

Previously, Austin spent three seasons as the assistant offensive line coach from 2013 to 2015 on Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles staff. The Eagles ranked in the top five in the NFL in total offense in both 2013 and 2014. Philadelphia won the NFC East in 2013, when LeSean McCoy led the NFL in rushing. Offensive tackle Jason Peters earned a Pro Bowl selection in each of Austin’s three seasons in Philadelphia, while guard Evan Mathis was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2014 and center Jason Kelce was a 2014 Pro Bowl selection.

Before coaching in the NFL, Austin coached with Frost for three seasons at Oregon, serving as an intern in 2010 and as the Ducks’ offensive graduate assistant in 2011 and 2012. Oregon posted a 36-4 record and finished in the top five in each of Austin’s three seasons on staff, winning two conference titles and playing for the 2010 national championship game, when the Ducks led the country in scoring and total offense. Overall, Oregon ranked in the top 10 nationally in both scoring and total offense in each of Austin’s three seasons in Eugene.

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Awesome stats
.
Looking forward to the day we give up more sacks to Austin Peay, Maryland, SMU, East Carolina, Cincinnati and U Conn so they’ll finally be relevant to the conversation.

Why don’t you tell us how many sacks Harvard, Idaho or Tulane gave up over the last two years?

They have as much to do with any of this as UCF does.

thirstybuzzardcane

Awesome stats

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 12:30 PM


Soup, I think someone's mocking you!

His Royal Dudeness

If we had made numbers 1st year, losing Young wouldnt have hurt as much. If we had made numbers in year 2, then we wouldnt have to rotate in Ivey and Frierson as much as we are going to. As of now they will be our 3rd, 4th or 5th best CBs instead of our 6th, 7th or 8th as freshmen should be.

His Royal Dudeness

If we can hit numbers for 2 more years, the CB numbers will be set. Hopefully Rumph can land 2 more Ivey & Frierson level talents for 2019, as right now we only have Bethel Jr as a freshman for next year.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | May 21, 2018 at 01:23 PM

He knows. He’s doing the same thing to me with Frost.

His Royal Dudeness

Great news for Rumph is that there are SEVEN 4* CBs in the State of Miami. He needs to nab 2 of them, and then maybe an athletic 3 star.

His Royal Dudeness

If I could cherry pick them, Id go Stevenson & Dent.

86Cane

Soup, I think someone's mocking you!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | May 21, 2018 at 01:23 PM

U can't mock facts, only ignore them if U choose to. Go Canes has the market supply cornered on ignorance of the facts.

thirstybuzzardcane

Wasn't Melek Young a 3 star guy?

86Cane

Regardless of WHO each team played, one got WAY better and one got significantly worse. I let U decide which one is which:

In 2016 UCF ranked #106 in sacks allowed followed by 2017 ranked at #5, and IMPROVEMENT of 101 spots in one year.

In 2016 UM ranked #52 in sacks allowed followed by 2017 ranked at #71, a DECLINE of 19 spots.

thirstybuzzardcane

If we are happy we got/kept a three recruit we are in trouble!

Go Canes!!

Ok then statboy.

UCF went from #39 in total defense in 2016

http://www.cfbstats.com/2016/leader/national/team/defense/split01/category10/sort01.html

To #93 in 2017

http://www.cfbstats.com/2017/leader/national/team/defense/split01/category10/sort01.html

I’m not sure, does that still mean Frost is a great coach?


His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | May 21, 2018 at 01:50 PM

Yep. And he was a solid CB.

SinisterCane

Wow post of the Day

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 21, 2018 at 12:06 AM

Don't think I am TD.

Surtain was considered an LSU lock since about 9th grade. He wore LSU gear everywhere, his parents are both from Louisiana and grew up workshiping Patrick Peterson.

He visited there multiple times and had great relationships with the entire defensive staff.

When he released his Top 5 we werent even on it.

That was a massive, complete and total whiff by them not us.

Campbell was always a UGA lean and eventually committed there.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 07:18 AM


Which current JAG coach at Miami was their HS HC?

SinisterCane

2017: 76
2016: 74
2015: 81
2014: 71
2013: 69
2012: 78
2011: 61
2010: 83

Posted by: TonyCane | May 20, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Do really need to 85 players to beat Pitt or Wis?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | May 21, 2018 at 01:52 PM

Michael Pinckney was a 3 Star.

So was Norton

And Michael Jackson

And John Garvin

Don’t forget about Njoku

And RJ McIntosh

Amari Carter...check

I can keep going.

TonyCane

All these stats on Frost seem to indicate that Nebraska will be winning a national title in 2019.

Go Canes!!

Which current JAG coach at Miami was their HS HC?

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 21, 2018 at 02:01 PM

Patrick Surtain why?

86Cane

I’m not sure, does that still mean Frost is a great coach?

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 01:55 PM

YES.

We all know that frost is an OFFENSIVE coach, just like Richt, except his results on offense are far superior.

Thank you once again for proving my point!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | May 21, 2018 at 02:14 PM

Your flavor of the month had the 94th rated defense against the 105th schedule in America and this somehow proves your point he’s great?

Ok

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 21, 2018 at 02:06 PM

Michigan hires Bush Sr. to get their top recruit and recruit goes to Michigan without a hitch

NoO hires Slump to usher his to best DB to UM but only get snatched by UGA and BAMA.

UM had the inside track to both recruit wayyyyyy before UGA/BAMA came into the picture

Go Canes!!

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 21, 2018 at 02:29 PM

Are you kidding me??

The inside track you insist there was is a total and complete fantasy you’ve created in your own mind.

Surtain literally never indicated any interest in Miami. He was all LSU all day during the entire process.

Oh yeah and the top recruit Bush took WAS HIS OWN SON.

CGNC


#CoachingMatters

Posted by: 86Cane | May 21, 2018 at 12:09 PM
Agreed. Look at the Vegas Knights on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals as a first year expansion team.

86Cane

Go Canes you just keep changing the subject or moving the goal posts whenever you lose an argument which is quite often. Look where the argument started and where you tried to take it. You started on the OL and I crushed your statement and then you wound up on the defense?

The funniest part about you is that you have never won a single argument on the blog and you continue to try and just make yourself look foolish. Do you ever wonder why you are on the other side of every single argument on the blog?

Are you delusional enough to think that you are the only one that is always right and everybody else is always wrong on every issue?

86Cane

Look at the Vegas Knights on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals as a first year expansion team.

Posted by: CGNC | May 21, 2018 at 02:45 PM

No, no, no, no, NO!

Apparently, you didn't get the memo?

First year teams are prohibited from every winning anything because according to Go Canes they take "years to get talent, coach it up and develop cohesion".

Tell them to stop all that winning and turn in their hockey sticks immediately. Thank you.

86Cane

Oh, and BTW...NEW BLOG IS UP!

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