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July 18, 2018

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NativeCane

First!

Go Canes!!!

58 Straight

Native...shouldn't you be boating, or scalloping or fishing or something? LOL

NativeCane

Actually after morning walk and bike ride, just Loafing....

NativeCane

You going deer and boar hunting with me this year?

SinisterCane

#AnybodybutRoiser

SinisterCane

#HireadammOC

Go Canes!!

Native living the dream!

NativeCane

Richt declares Rosier starter....for now!

NativeCane

Native living the dream!

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 18, 2018 at 01:20 PM

Supervising a construction project at present GC...8 and 9 year old grandaughters building tent houses in the family room! LOL

SinisterCane


Richt declares Rosier starter....for now!

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:28 PM

Post tha lank or it didn't happen

Go Canes!!

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:32 PM

You have me beat sir.

Currently watching previews before much anticipated Hotel Transylvania 3, which is somehow not in a hotel, but a cruise ship.

CaneRock

“But even from my standpoint, when time passes [and] the emotion of the season ends, you go back and you review game film — coaches’ copy, TV copy, and just kind of watch what happened last year. He made a lot of big plays in some really big moments. And without it, we’re not going to win.

“He made some great plays with his wheels. He ran the ball well and did some things that if he doesn’t do the things that he did, we probably don’t win 10 games last year.”

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article215046165.html

CaneRock

Sounds like the young'ins need to step up:

Richt said he’s teaching Perry, Weldon and Williams “what it means to be the leader of the team.’’

“We’re teaching them what it means to be the quarterback,” Richt said of the three younger signal callers. “The quarterback has a different standard of how you behave on the field, off the field, how you prepare. It’s different. And these guys got to learn that. They’re making strides, but I haven’t seen it to where I’m like this guy is ready to take the reins. But we’ll see.”

TruCane81

August can’t get here fast enough.

Fall camp is going to be something.

The defense is whew!

All coach has to is turn 50% of last years three and outs into two first down drives and we are in the playoffs.

I criticize Diaz’s blitzing but he tries to force turnovers with the knowledge we don’t usually give up long tds and the red zone d is one of the best in the business. Take risks between the 20s. Get a turnover or sack/tfl at best and give up three at worst. He needs to tone it down when the o is struggling in top though.

That article was way cryptic CR. I think Richt is telling the truth but ALOT will be determined in camp. Our o showed flashes but our d ate their lunch a bit in spring. The d will do that to EVERYBODY this year. The online and qbs will improve in fall.

We get better every year. Players are well developed. Coaches, including Richt are hungry and growing. It ain’t perfect, but I like what I see.

I think the offense gels in fall and Richt has two years calling plays with this roster. I see another big jump across the board.

I’m calling it now. Richt and Malik both settle in and we go undefeated to the acccg. We make the playoffs with a win or close loss to Clemson. All bets are off after that.

TruCane81

I know he doesn’t have the best physical tools of the bunch, but I really liked the smooth and steady way Weldon ran his offense and distributed the football in the highlights I could find.

There have bee whispers of immaturity with him but is that the only reason he is at the bottom of the depth chart?

Any info on him in regards to accuracy , playbook command etc? I know Jarren took all the attention when he came in guns blazing but a smooth operator like Weldon seems to have a style of play that can help us if Rosier struggles and Nkosi ain’t the guy.

The players are still high on Nkosi from what I have read but his practice completion percentages bother me. Those smooth calm qbs just always seem to come out of nowhere and give the team a boost when everyone ignores them for the faster guys with bigger arms.

I like having a guy like him on the roster with so much uncertainty at qb.

TruCane81

You going deer and boar hunting with me this year?

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:15 PM

I could use some of that action.

TruCane81

Supervising a construction project at present GC...8 and 9 year old grandaughters building tent houses in the family room! LOL

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:32 PM

Hope you got insurance lol.

58 Straight

You going deer and boar hunting with me this year?

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:15 PM

Depends on when you are going? Not during a UM home game weekend I hope? There are several weekends off or away games when we could go? I can also take some weekdays off as well. Let me know!

thirstybuzzardcane

You going deer and boar hunting with me this year?

Posted by: NativeCane | July 18, 2018 at 01:15 PM

Depends on when you are going? Not during a UM home game weekend I hope? There are several weekends off or away games when we could go? I can also take some weekdays off as well. Let me know!

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 03:49 PM


I've heard about your fishing trips! You really think it's safe for you guys to opperate a gun?!?!

thirstybuzzardcane

Good analysis TruCane! I agree!

58 Straight

I've heard about your fishing trips! You really think it's safe for you guys to opperate a gun?!?!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 18, 2018 at 04:17 PM

Oh, c'mon man, stop being a party pooper, what's the worst thing that can happen?

UMike

Sup spacers...I got a ticket related question if anyone can help. I'm planning on buying season tix, but only attending the FSU game. When we sell the remaining Tix, is it better to sell them as a set or sell separately for each game?

PapaCane

I've heard about your fishing trips! You really think it's safe for you guys to opperate a gun?!?!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 18, 2018 at 04:17 PM

Oh, c'mon man, stop being a party pooper, what's the worst thing that can happen?

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 04:46 PM
DEATH

58 Straight

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 04:46 PM
DEATH

Posted by: PapaCane | July 18, 2018 at 06:03 PM

That sounds really bad?

Go Canes!!

Miami vs. FSU on ESPNU right now.

Go Canes!!

1st quarter analysis:

Malik inaccurate
Cager wasn't 100%
Berrios will be missed..a lot

BigWindyCane1

Richard Steele said it best: “This is head coach Mark Richt's best team here and Miami is a national title contender.“

#NoPressure

BigWindyCane

58 straight is on a roll. Great blogging, Soup.

GoCanes, TSully, TBC, CaneRock and TruCane ramping up the expectations. IMO, CMR won’t disappoint. This will be a top 5 season in college football for the Canes

thirstybuzzardcane

The only weakness I see on this team is OL and TE! We got this!

BigWindyCane

Per ESPN:

2. Miami Hurricanes

Last season: 10-3 (ACC: 7-1)

Even though last season ended in disappointment, Miami still had a breakthrough performance and there is no reason to believe the Hurricanes will take a step back -- especially in a division that looks as chaotic as usual. There are two big questions that could hinder their rise: How much better is quarterback Malik Rosier, and how does the offensive line hold up in front of him?

thirstybuzzardcane

It's aggravating watching this game seeing all the holds not being called! Our DE were getting held on every play!

thirstybuzzardcane

I'm nervous watching this game and I know the outcome!......😂😂😂

KYcane


Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 04:46 PM
DEATH

Posted by: PapaCane | July 18, 2018 at 06:03 PM

That sounds really bad?

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 06:14 PM

I think you go after the bear with the chainsaw

58 Straight

It's aggravating watching this game seeing all the holds not being called! Our DE were getting held on every play!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 18, 2018 at 09:43 PM

Happened ALL season long.

thirstybuzzardcane

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 04:46 PM
DEATH

Posted by: PapaCane | July 18, 2018 at 06:03 PM

That sounds really bad?

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 06:14 PM

I think you go after the bear with the chainsaw

Posted by: KYcane | July 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM

LMAO!!!!!

TruCane81

It's aggravating watching this game seeing all the holds not being called! Our DE were getting held on every play!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 18, 2018 at 09:43 PM

Happened ALL season long.

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 18, 2018 at 10:01 PM

Very, very few teams can block us without holding.

It completely changes the complexion of our team. Yeah everyone gets held at some point but the way it is done to us without penalty is egregious.

The UNIVERSITY needs to make a HUGE stink about this with the ncaa and acc.

It is preventing us from reaching the full potential on defense and pisses off everyone who has so much invested in this team.

raizecane

Turned to the ESPY's only to watch Jim Kelly receive his award. It was great and very sad at the same time but he gave a wonderful speech.

BigWindyCane

Great seeing Richards and JOHNSON at ACC media day. A former freshman all American WR and a All American safety. CMR has brought the Canes far in a short period of time.

Go Canes!!

As far as penalties go, we will never get fair treatment.

I mean never, no matter how much film we send to the ACC offices or how many unsportsmanlike penalties CMR gets.

Not as long as those good old boy, Carolina corrider referees go to church the next day with their NC State, Duke or UNC graduate buddies or have a son who's a freshman at Clemson.

They can give two sh*ts about being fair to us.

SOUP

Turned to the ESPY's only to watch Jim Kelly receive his award. It was great and very sad at the same time but he gave a wonderful speech.

Posted by: raizecane | July 19, 2018 at 07:16 AM

Not afraid to say I shed a tear or twelve during that feature on the ESPYS.

#JimKellyIsLegend

SOUP

They can give two sh*ts about being fair to us.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 19, 2018 at 08:24 AM

There has to be a reasonable, productive way of going about bringing change here within the normal channels at the ACC and NCAA. If no results come from that mature, adult approach then something radical in the media may have to be done to draw attention to this issue through the media.

SOUP

WE READY, WE READY!

GREEN Parking Pass purchased this morning.

Can U smell what The Rock is cooking?

Terrance Sullivan

Boom Soup!

Go Canes!!

Miami Hurricanes freshman quarterback Jarren Williams will debut for UM this season

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@miamiherald.com
July 18, 2018 03:10 PM
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

The new quarterback is usually the ones fans gush over.

For the University of Miami, last season it was newcomer N’Kosi Perry.

This season it’s true freshman Jarren Williams.

Williams, a 6-2, 210-pound former consensus four-star prospect considered one of the best and brightest new signal callers to enter college football, will play in at least four games this season because of a recent NCAA redshirt rule that allows true freshmen to get four games of experience without sacrificing their redshirt year.

Redshirt freshman Perry and redshirt freshman Cade Weldon weren’t afforded that luxury last season. So they still haven’t played in a college football game. But they will this season, all but assured UM coach Mark Richt on Wednesday.

Richt said redshirt senior and incumbent starter Malik Rosier will almost definitely get the nod for the Sept. 2 opener against LSU, but that Williams will be seeing the field when Richt is secure that his presence won’t jeopardize a victory. That goes for any true freshman that will be allowed to play those four games, and still count the season as a redshirt one, Richt said.


In college football, players have five seasons of eligibility to play in four of them, though now the new rule gives them a head start.


“Just imagine if this rule was in place a year ago,’’ Richt told UM beat writers from South Florida on Wednesday before he addressed the print media at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff. “Could have played ‘N’Kosi, could have played Weldon, up to four games, and who knows what we would have found out?

“Now those guys are redshirted and it doesn’t really affect them, but it could affect Jarren Williams, being a true freshman— and really all of our true freshmen. I’d love to play them all, at one time or another, if possible. Sometimes the quarterback position could be the hardest one to just throw a guy in there for a few plays. But he’s got a much greater shot of playing this year because of the new rule... And I’m not saying he’s going to redshirt. He may play, period.

“But I think it’s an awesome rule in general. And my goal is for me to play just about everybody we can play, because we know it’s not going to count against their eligibility.’’


Williams, from Lawrenceville (Georgia) Central Gwinnett High, went 9 for 14 for 107 yards and a touchdown in the UM spring game at Hard Rock Stadium, a week before going 2 of 3 for 31 yards in the final scrimmage. He was 6 of 8 for 86 yards and two touchdowns in two series with the second-team offensive unit in the first spring scrimmage.

An Army All-American his senior year in high school, Williams completed 61 percent of his passes during last year and threw for more than 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns with just four interceptions.

SOUP

READ BETWEEN THE LINES...

“Just imagine if this rule was in place a year ago,’’ Richt told UM beat writers from South Florida on Wednesday. “Could have played ‘N’Kosi, could have played Weldon, up to four games, and who knows what we would have found out?

“Now those guys are redshirted and it doesn’t really affect them, but it could affect Jarren Williams, being a true freshman— and really all of our true freshmen. Sometimes the quarterback position could be the hardest one to just throw a guy in there for a few plays. But he’s got a much greater shot of playing this year because of the new rule... And I’m not saying he’s going to redshirt. He may play, period."

Ummmmmm hmmmmmmm...

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly Soup! Coach Richt hopes Jarren Williams keeps developing because ideally he want to go with JW for November Stretch Run. I expect Malik to be the Guy and have Perry and Weldon to play in the SSU, FIU, Toledo, Games, and other Games and CMR holding JW in the Fold and unleashing him at end of season! I could be wrong but this is my guess.

Go Canes!!

It certainly appears the young guys are going to be given every opportunity to take the job.

That’s a very good thing imo.

TruCane81

Go Canes!!
1st quarter analysis:

Malik inaccurate
Cager wasn't 100%
Berrios will be missed..a lot

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 18, 2018 at 07:33 PM

What if Cager has a breakout year? We know what Thomas adds, but I see Harley and Pope stepping up to.

We gotta find a way to get these guys the ball.

TruCane81


Exactly Soup! Coach Richt hopes Jarren Williams keeps developing because ideally he want to go with JW for November Stretch Run. I expect Malik to be the Guy and have Perry and Weldon to play in the SSU, FIU, Toledo, Games, and other Games and CMR holding JW in the Fold and unleashing him at end of season! I could be wrong but this is my guess.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 19, 2018 at 12:39 PM

He is probably our best QB right now. Richt WANTS him to be ready to take the job. Only question is will he be?

What we do know is that unlike last year, if Malik struggles, we have two four stars and a three star on the bench, with no threat of ruining anyone’s long term eligibility.

That helps me sleep better with Malik’s inaccuracy.

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly TruCane81

roachcane77

What we do know is that unlike last year, if Malik struggles, we have two four stars and a three star on the bench, with no threat of ruining anyone’s long term eligibility.
That helps me sleep better with Malik’s inaccuracy.
Posted by: TruCane81 | July 19, 2018 at 03:22 PM

YUP! Me too!

TJL

Miami coach Mark Richt on Clemson’s defensive line- “I thought they had all turned pro... I guess they like the slide.”

lol

58 Straight

We gotta find a way to get these guys the ball.

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 19, 2018 at 03:13 PM

Maybe the QB can do that?

Maybe the OC can call the right plays?

Maybe I will win the Lotto and NONE of this will matter as I sit on my Yacht in the Caribbean and drink single malt while eating fresh seafood!

Go Canes!!

DavidHale:

In case you’re curious, here’s the in-conf record during the FSU-Clemson run (’12-’17):

Clemson 42-6
FSU 37-11
Lou 21-11
Miami 30-18
UNC 27-21
VT 27-21
Pitt 21-19
GT 25-23
Duke 22-26
NCSU 19-29
BC 15-33
Maryland 5-11
WF 14-34
Cuse 11-29
UVA 12-36

BigWindyCane


Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 19, 2018 at 08:56 PM

Great stuff Go Canes. Looks like CMR’s ACC record of 12-4 the last two years pushed Miami ahead from a middle of the pack ACC team to an upper echelon ACC team during this period. The Canes’ record should only improve this season. What a difference CMR is making!

Go Canes!!

Teams favored to win every game according to ESPN’s FPI:

Clemson
Alabama
Georgia
Ohio St
Washington
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Miami (FL)

CGNC

Party peeps! Bought my parking pass! Getting ready.......

GO CANES

BigWindyCane1

Teams favored to win every game according to ESPN’s FPI:

Clemson
Alabama
Georgia
Ohio St
Washington
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Miami (FL)

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 20, 2018 at 06:27 AM

DATE OPPONENT RESULT/PROJ OPP FPI (RK) GAME SCORE
Sun, Sept 2
vs LSU*
65.7% 10.4 (25) --

Sat, Sept 8
vs Savannah State
99.9% -- --

Sat, Sept 15
@ Toledo
86.3% -3.4 (74) --

Sat, Sept 22
vs Florida Intl
98.3% -14.2 (113) --

Thu, Sept 27
vs North Carolina
85.3% 5.2 (47) --

Sat, Oct 6
vs Florida State
68.3% 13.4 (18) --

Sat, Oct 13
@ Virginia
85.8% -2.8 (71) --

Fri, Oct 26
@ Boston College
62.5% 8.6 (34) --

Sat, Nov 3
vs Duke
79.0% 8.9 (30) --

Sat, Nov 10
@ Georgia Tech
63.5% 8.9 (31) --

Sat, Nov 17
@ Virginia Tech
54.1% 11.9 (22) --

Sat, Nov 24
vs Pittsburgh
89.5% 2.4 (55) --

* Neutral site game

BigWindyCane1

Tyler Gauthier was named a nominee for the Rimington Trophy watch list.

BigWindyCane1

As per PBP: Aside from Gauthier being on the Rimington Award Watch List, Other Hurricanes players who have earned spots on award watch lists this week are wide receiver Ahmmon Richards (Biletnikoff Award and Maxwell Award), running back Travis Homer (Doak Walker Award and Maxwell Award), safety Jaquan Johnson (Bednarik Award) and linebacker Shaquille Quarterman (Bednarik Award).

Impressive!

58 Straight

Wait, wait, wait!

According to the above, we have LESS of a chance of beating BC, GT and VT than FSU???

Terrance Sullivan

Well BC did beat the crap outta 7-6 FSU last year lol.

Terrance Sullivan

BC 35- FSU 3 last year. Hopefully we go to Boston this year and handle bizness and dont get handled like FSU did last year lol.

58 Straight

BC had an excellent defense last year. Who graduated?

58 Straight

BC lost two CBs and one DE to the NFL draft in the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th rounds. Still there defensive scheme looked solid. Let me check the stats.

58 Straight

BREAKING NEWS: THIS JUST IN...

Wisconsin and Clemson were REALLY good.

Here are the NCAA 2017 Rankings:

Total Defense: Wisky 2, Clemson 4, UM 38

Scoring Defense: Wisky 3, Clemson 2, UM 37

Rushing Defense: Wisky 3, Clemson 12, UM 43

Passing Defense: Wisky 1, Clemson 5, UM 23

Still work to be done. No wonder we had trouble scoring.

58 Straight

Boston College did not compare except when it comes to passing D, hence the three NFL draft picks (@ CGs, 1 DE). Their rankings:

Total D: 57

Scoring D: 37

Rushing D: 93

Passing D: 3

roachcane77

Good info SOUP...

I'm kinda shocked that our rushing defense ended up as our weakest link last year...

THAT stat has GOT to improve mightily this year.

Terrance Sullivan

Well they both finished in the Top 5 lol. And went a combined 26-3 lol.

Terrance Sullivan

Correction they went a combined 25-3 and both finished in Top 6.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 20, 2018 at 05:40 PM

Some teams, like Michigan State and now BC, play tough D every year.

That team is going to be a tough W.

BigWindyCane

Getting fired up about Paradise Camp next weekend. Superstar lineup of Canes alumni coming.

CoCane

Crickets chirping...

raizecane

Anybody catch Shaq on Shark Week last night? it was "must watch" tv.....

UMike

https://youtu.be/Ll6YHiy4xLk

Storm18.. Nice look at our class

Go Canes!!

Recruiting Miss State and recruiting in Florida are two different animals.

So Yep:

Woken: It’s still early, but taking the Florida job at the same time a very good Miami staff has it rolling in recruiting and Willie Taggart gets hired in Tallahassee is not great timing for Dan Mullen.

thirstybuzzardcane

Great video Umike! The TE's are going to be studs!

Go Canes!!

ACC preseason media poll:

Atlantic
1. Clemson
2. FSU
3. NC State
4. Boston College
5. Louisville
6. Wake Forest
7. Syracuse

Coastal
1. Miami
2. Virginia Tech
3. Georgia Tech
4. Duke
5. Pitt
6. UNC
7. Virginia

Clemson gets 139 votes to win ACC, UM 5, NC State 2, FSU & VT 1

Terrance Sullivan

Well that Poll is right to me. It will probably be slihtly different in the end as far as order but not too different. Go Canes!

NativeCane


https://youtu.be/Ll6YHiy4xLk

Storm18.. Nice look at our class

Posted by: UMike | July 23, 2018 at 08:21 AM

Storm 18 look like Nasty Weather UMike!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: UMike | July 23, 2018 at 08:21 AM

Poeple sometimes forget CMR has only had one full recruting class play for him here. We all saw what they did last season.

One paper, especially offensively, this class appears to be even better.

Going to be awesome watching these young guys grow and develop, while continuing to add two or three equally or more talented classes to what he's brought in already.

58 Straight

I like the film on RB Camron Davis from Carol City.

More than that i like his Oline. Did you see the blocking and the holes he was running through? OH MY! Even I could run through those gaps! That is IF I felt like running of course, which I don't.

I only run when being chased by the police, and even then I am only good for a short burst.

CaneWarrior

58
Thought it was Bears 🐻 that you don’t like

58 Straight

Bears make me run too, and for longer distamces, I forgot about that!

58 Straight

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