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May 25, 2018

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His Royal Dudeness

F-I-R-S-T!!!

86Cane

We got this!

His Royal Dudeness

Undefeated at home equals 6 wins, one of which is on FSU... cant beat that. Leaves a very manageable road schedule that at worst could be 4-2. 10-2 and a berth in the ACC CG could be a heck of a season depending on how we play. Winning game 1 should guarantee a 10 win season at worst. I know many here are dreaming of 'ships. That could come in time, and I'd love for it to be next year, but after 15 years of disgrace, just being a consistent top 10 team, with top 5 recruiting classes will go a very long towards finally breaking through against the top teams. Keep up the good work Canes fans, it make take some time, but when we get back on top, we tend to stay there for a while.

His Royal Dudeness

I think its fair to say 9-3 is the absolute floor. Anything worse than that would be a step backwards and should leave people questioning. Most likely scenario is that Miami goes 2/3 vs LSU, FSU & VT... and probably drops 1 game on the road against a team it shouldnt. Id be very happy if we dont lose a single game to a lesser school like we did to Pitt. We absolutely must win the Coastal again. I dont think VT is on our level anymore, although 1 crazy night in Blacksburg has cost many a great teams, beating them there shows great focus. We need another cycle or 2, especially on the OL.

TruCane81

Terrance Sullivan
FSU and VT are our two biggest rivals annually so our Canes stay hyped for those two games. We will also be hyped for LSU Game this year. Florida Next Year. but for this year I agree with 86 and Go Canes! BC and Pitt are the scary games. I will throw in UNC as well. The Games have been incredibly close. Go Canes! 100 days until kickoff.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 25, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Pitt won’t beat us at home. We might skin them punks by 35.

BC in the cold is a different story. Unc will suck. They could be a surprise tough game but I doubt. We will roll the coastal. VT at night is dicey but we could roll them up by 21 at the same time. We have played well and poorly there under similar circumstances.

It’s all on Malik. He will have hair pulling moments but he will be much more consistent. Richt will have something closer to the run game he wants.

We just need TONS of the quickest, easiest throws we can get to Thomas, Richards, and Jordan. Dj Dallas HAS TO get 10+ carries and 2 to 3 catches a game. The backs will be key in the pass game. We underused Dallas. He and Jordan could really help Malik when he is struggling SO BAD on the intermediate and long passes. He misses short, too. Just not as often.

If the interior line grows a nutsack and Richt is a little more rhythmic and unpredictable, we could see another big improvement.

TruCane81

Only IF he drops weight, improves his strength and footwork, and gains better balance as a result of BOTH. Being big and fat is no way to go through life. Has anyone ever heard that he is a weight room madman? A film room fixture? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Posted by: 86Cane | May 25, 2018 at 09:13 PM


You gotta remember kid was a true freshman. Even talented young guys can look clumsy trying to go toe to toe with seasoned upper class men. He will be much better even if his weight is similar. I am sure getting him down 20 lbs of fat or more vs last year is a big goal for him.

Kid will beast Soup. He will give up a few sacks at right tackle, but he will do damage in the zone run game. Homer and Dallas will have HUGE lanes behind him. Maybe we get some magical tackle improvement and get him back inside.

That is all I want for Christmas along with 60% and Under 8 picks from Malik. He doesn’t fumble much. Zone triple option? Anyone? Anyone?

TruCane81


His Royal Dudeness
I think its fair to say 9-3 is the absolute floor. Anything worse than that would be a step backwards and should leave people questioning. Most likely scenario is that Miami goes 2/3 vs LSU, FSU & VT... and probably drops 1 game on the road against a team it shouldnt. Id be very happy if we dont lose a single game to a lesser school like we did to Pitt. We absolutely must win the Coastal again. I dont think VT is on our level anymore, although 1 crazy night in Blacksburg has cost many a great teams, beating them there shows great focus. We need another cycle or 2, especially on the OL.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 25, 2018 at 11:16 PM

Very reasonable take.

A hot Richt at oc will get us 12-0.

And hot don’t mean 45 a game. We just need TWO first downs a drive most of the game and flip the field.

Why? Because we got a top 5 crew of killers on d who took the next step and made the o look worse than it is during spring.

The striker package will be a BIG DEAL. If Smith is fast and aware to cover the flat, lookout. The only thing that will keep teams in the game are GREAT qb play, free releases, and over blitzing .

TonyCane

If we go below 9-3, that Crow searchlight must be activated against the Miami sky.

thirstybuzzardcane

Right better improve on the goal line! We were awful! He always did fade routes with our smallest receivers. Give to the big boys, Richt!

It will be interesting to see how he uses the fullback. Can't wait to see the freshman play!

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 26, 2018 at 12:39 AM

If the D is any better next year, it will be extremely hard for anyone to move the ball on them, it could be the nation's best unit if Willis is 1st round material. I still think the O cant keep putting them in bad spots. Im good with punting, just not over and over and over again while up only 3. Weve got to get more FGs, more TDs, especially at throat stepping time.

His Royal Dudeness

NBA is fixed, rigged, controlled, scripted, call it what you want. They try to get as many games as possible out of these things by having the refs control points. Foul calls are unwatchable and a charge today is blocking tomorrow depending on who needs a win. I see a bunch of dubious calls on twitter and it makes me think of the last games I watched, when the Warriors "lost" a 3-1 lead to the Cavs. The refs controlled the outcomes of that series.0

Go Canes!!

A hot Richt QB will get us 12-0.

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 26, 2018 at 12:39 AM


FIFY

roachcane77

Richt better improve on the goal line! We were awful! He always did fade routes with our smallest receivers. Give to the big boys, Richt!
It will be interesting to see how he uses the fullback. Can't wait to see the freshman play!
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | May 26, 2018 at 02:08 AM

Agree 100%. CMR's goal line AND 3rd-and-short calls just BAFFLE ME! GOTTA IMPROVE!

Let's Go CANES!

86Cane

1. I think its fair to say 9-3 is the absolute floor. Anything worse than that would be a step backwards and should leave people questioning.

2. We need another cycle or 2, especially on the OL.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 25, 2018 at 11:16 PM

1. At 9-3 there will be a complete melt down on the blog where 12-0 (RFFC) is expected and 11-1 is simply tolerated.

2. That's not what Scott Frost said. I'll have him give you a call.

86Cane

1. It’s all on Malik. He will have hair pulling moments but he will be much more consistent. Richt will have something closer to the run game he wants.

2. If the interior line grows a nutsack and Richt is a little more rhythmic and unpredictable, we could see another big improvement.

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 26, 2018 at 12:15 AM

1. If Malik is the starter this year some would already say that is an epic FAIL. If he starts (and we give him the benefit of the doubt) and he consistently performs much better then we will be very good and hard to beat. If Malik starts and plays poorly (too many hair pulling moments) and we have nobody better to replace him then Richt will have failed at QB recruitment so far. It is that simple and a 1000 more words will not change that.

2. If the OL improves significantly, the new running backs add some flash to the ground game, Richt becomes a better play caller and our punter gets his act together it will NOT be all on Malik. Those improvements alone will make us 25-35% better which is all we need to not let lesser teams hang around and to beat most good teams consistently.

86Cane

Weve got to get more FGs, more TDs, especially at throat stepping time.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 26, 2018 at 02:46 AM

The problem is it does not appear that Richt has ever seen a throat worth stepping on? I could be wrong but I will report it when I see it.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | May 26, 2018 at 11:48 A

Lmao.

He’s had two real recruiting classes. One QB been here less than a year and the other has been here four months.

Total epic fail if neither may be ready yet.

Let me guess, Frost would have them both contending for the Heisman?

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 26, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Didnt he sign Jack Allison also?

thirstybuzzardcane

Let me guess, Frost would have them both contending for the Heisman?

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 26, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Now he gets it!!! Welcome to the show!!!

BigWindyCane1

Good news! Dewan Huell has withdrawn from NBA draft consideration, and is returning to college for his junior year!

86Cane

Let me guess, Frost would have them both contending for the Heisman?

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 26, 2018 at 12:21 PM

That is correct Sir.

Look what he did with Paris Hilton at UC(FRIGGIN)F! What's that? His name was Milton? OK, look what he did with Milton. Go look it up where he went from last year to this year.

86Cane

"then Richt will have failed at QB recruitment so far."

I know your comprehension level is at an all time low like the FSU APR score but READ the part where I said "SO FAR".

#StupidIsAsStupidDoes

86Cane

FOR GOCANES:

Miami still isn't close to deciding on its starting quarterback for 2017, but the competition was trimmed by one Tuesday when the school announced redshirt freshman Jack Allison had decided to transfer.

"Jack approached me and indicated that he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program," Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said in a statement released by the school. "We wish him all the best in his future plans."

Go Canes!!

Allison was not a Richt recruit. He committed in 2014 and was an EE who signed in December around the time CMR was being hired.

Try harder Soup, your troll game is weak.

TJL

Go Liverpool

TruCane81

FIFY

Posted by: Go Canes!! | May 26, 2018 at 08:28 AM

Bullshit, Go. A hot Richt can manufacture the offense we need to beat our schedule with ANY of the quarterbacks on the roster. We just need more versatility and less predictability. A good oc can get 30 a game in acc play out of this group of qbs. All we have to do is keep it simple, block the run at least a little above average.

If Richt can’t develop a game manager,(which is all we need) in 3 years that’s on him.

Execution is created when coaches call practices and games in a way that gets the team rolling. I have seen it personally all my life. When you pigeon hole guys to systems, you lose games. When you alter the system to exploit the EXACT strengths of EVERY player, that is when magic happens.

Peyton Manning ain’t walking through the Greentree gates.

It’s up to the coaches to inspire these guys to execution to overachieve (which we did a really good job of last year, but still left a lot on the table).

TruCane81

Posted by: 86Cane | May 26, 2018 at 11:48 AM

I agree Soup.

I believe in Malik. No, seriously. He can take us where we want to go with what we have already seen. Our offensive performance is going to take a big step forward on maturity alone.

The Irma delays and moves hurt the rhythm of the team. Malik threw a lot of dimes that got dropped during all that turmoil. The upheaval and destruction of routine caused by Irma was largely responsible for our late season woes.

The offense will find its rhythm earlier. Richt will be better calling plays. How much better depends on if Diaz realize the spread is kryptonite to zone blitzing. If our defense is allowed to suffocate the opposition and eat, the offense will have all the room it needs to grow. We don’t need that many points and our big play strike ability will be EVEN BETTER than last season.

I don’t get all the doom and gloom. Malik’s performed poorly but Pitt is making people exaggerate our qb concerns. There are ALOT more variables that can cause us hiccups besides qb, and Richt controls them all.

I believe in Richt to be better. 10-2 floor with slight improvement overall as a team. If we have the breakout seasons I expect across the board, we will be undeafeated coastal champs.

But then there’s Clemson..........

TruCane81

A freshman could lead this team to 12-0 against our 2018 schedule.

But from what I have read N’Kosi has accuracy issues and still behind mentally.

JW intrigues me. With his skill set, a simple, solid but unpredictable run game and easy quick passing reads with the occasional downfield shot? He could be the guy.

I could see Malik improving and being solid, though not spectacular. He could also regress. I think he has enough juice to get us through FSU unscathed. But his leash should be short.

TonyCane

Allison was a Golden/Coley recruit who Richt decided not to withdraw his offer to in late 2015. You could also arguably say Perry was a Golden recruit as well, at least for half of his two year recruitment. In both cases, Richt felt it was best to keep the process going with them. And it makes sense...both were four star recruits and the odds of flipping another highly ranked quarterback to replace them were long. Weldon and Williams are pure Richt recruits.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: TJL | May 26, 2018 at 02:15 PM

That Bale kick was as sexy as it gets.

His Royal Dudeness

It sure would be nice to have *So QB Jack Allison with 2 seasons of playbook studying behind him. Kid had a great arm, I'd like to see my QB coach keep talent like that around. Every one said Perry was so good, Allison transferred, now I guess Williams will make Perry transfer? Lol.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Jack Allison is the back up at West Virginia!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 26, 2018 at 03:52 PM

All valid points.

But outside of Tuscaloosa, name a team that’s won a title in the last 12-15 years without a sizzling hot QB.

TruCane81

I don’t expect a title yet, Go.

My contention all along has been a potential title run based on talent and schedule IF EVERYTHING GOES PERFECTLY, starting with the coaching strategy.

I got ahead of myself during the win streak and thought we could take anybody not named Bama.

Clemson put that shyt to bed quick lol.

But we can easily handle our regular season schedule with the things myself and other observers suggest. With inexperienced, inaccurate qbs, you want to move the ball deliberately and short distances .

With our skill talent that is all we need until we get a real passing qb that makes good reads and accurate throws. We will up the ante on big plays by default in 2018. CMR just needs to squeeze out more multiple first down drive, field goals, and be able to punch it in on the goal line. No more fades to 5’9 freshmen.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol we wasn't ready for Clemson last year that's blasphemous.

86Cane

If Richt can't develop a single QB on the roster to perform better than Malik did last year then he ain't all that and we are doomed.

I have just ONE question: I heard we have an excellent and very experienced QB coach. Who is that and is he any good?

Terrance Sullivan

That's very true 86.

TonyCane

Tony, Tony, Tony...U gotta be smart dude. I understand what U were trying to do there but all you did was expose a bunch of potentially OLD and NEGATIVE news about UM.

NO BUENO mi amigo.

Stick to stats, they are your forte!

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | May 26, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Thats kind of what I was getting at, thanks for saying it.

His Royal Dudeness

1. At 9-3 there will be a complete melt down on the blog where 12-0 (RFFC) is expected and 11-1 is simply tolerated.

2. That's not what Scott Frost said. I'll have him give you a call.

Posted by: 86Cane | May 26, 2018 at 11:39 AM

1. That sounds like a YOU problem, lmao.

2. Have him call Richt, please.

86Cane

1. That sounds like a YOU problem, lmao.

2. Have him call Richt, please.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 26, 2018 at 11:15 PM

1. Just ONE of MANY I have.

2. He tried, left message. No reply?

TonyCane

Sorry about that...but accidentally ran across that post. Had it bookmarked from 2015 and just got a new computer. It popped up when I typed in Canespace in the URL (I’d transfered the bookmarks to the new device).

86Cane

Tony...it's cool, NBD.

BigWindyCane1

TSully, speaking of West Virginia, starting QB Will Grier, who transferred from Florida, might be a legitimate Heisman candidate. West Virginia does a great job developing QB transfers, so Allison has a shot. But Allison won’t play as long as Grier is healthy.

Rosier must get better. There is no doubt. Accuracy and consistency is not what it needs to be for an ACC-level starter. There were some games last year that made me sick, and not just the last three either. Some might argue Rosier made clutch plays in close games (Virginia, FSU, UNC, Syracuse, etc), while others might point out that if Rosier was more consistent with his throws, those games would not have been close to begin with.

But Rosier’s experience in running the offense gives him the edge over Perry, Weldon and Williams for now. Rosier says he went back home and studied under a QB guru and trained. It is possible for Rosier to improve, and he must or he will be blamed for losses, just as he will get credit if he wins. If Rosier can get more accurate with his throws and consistent with his reads, Rosier will take the Canes offense to new heights.

Terrance Sullivan

Big Windy no doubt but he must get those back breaking turnovers down first and foremost. That's worst than the 54% completion percentage. Throwing 14 INT's was brutal. That number needs to come down to 8.

BigWindyCane1


Big Windy no doubt but he must get those back breaking turnovers down first and foremost. That's worst than the 54% completion percentage. Throwing 14 INT's was brutal. That number needs to come down to 8.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM
💯

His Royal Dudeness

I think it will TSully. 8 or less INTs, around 60%, around 23 TDs, and 2 first downs a drive will put us right where we need to be, back in the ACC CG, and maybe this time we are up for it.

Terrance Sullivan

HRD I hope you are correct. Time will tell.

86Cane

#NoMoreThreeAndOuts

TruCane81

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | May 27, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Terrance Sullivan
Big Windy no doubt but he must get those back breaking turnovers down first and foremost. That's worst than the 54% completion percentage. Throwing 14 INT's was brutal. That number needs to come down to 8.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM


No doubt, Windy and T.S.

You been posting great stuff Windy. Keep it up.

TruCane81


#NoMoreThreeAndOuts

Posted by: 86Cane | May 27, 2018 at 03:01 PM

This is the theme for the 2018 season.

TruCane81


I think it will TSully. 8 or less INTs, around 60%, around 23 TDs, and 2 first downs a drive will put us right where we need to be, back in the ACC CG, and maybe this time we are up for it.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | May 27, 2018 at 12:56 PM

We get that Malik and it’s a cakewalk to the acc title game.

If we are not limping to the finish we should be able to stay at least within two scores of Clemson. That’s a big step up from the 5 touchdown shyt burger we just ate.

Terrance Sullivan

Big Facts

86Cane

That’s a big step up from the 5 touchdown shyt burger we just ate.

Posted by: TruCane81 | May 27, 2018 at 05:40 PM

And NO bun, ketchup or mustard!

CGNC

#NoMoreThreeAndOuts

Posted by: 86Cane | May 27, 2018 at 03:01 PM

Amen!

His Royal Dudeness

Too many people are agreeing, where's WW?

His Royal Dudeness

WW & Go? Some one check Rosier and Golden's jock straps. Lol.

86Cane

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