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October 07, 2018

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86Cane

Fair and balanced.

Both blogs I wrote were absolutely true.

This one is the politically correct and "fan friendly" version of yesterday's game. Hope you like it Go Canes!

Go Canes!!

CMR is a terrible OC.

Man you've gotten soft.

raizecane

top 5

raizecane

Is it me or did we lose a bunch of blog entries?

solarcane

Im still thinking we hardly move in the polls

solarcane

Raize
Me too

TonyCane

Solar, we probably go up 1-2 best case, fall 1 in worst case. Ultimately it's irrelevant. Winning out will have us in or near the conversation at the end.

solarcane

Good comparison article Soup
I could feel your frustration and passion yesterday. The bike ride was a good release. Try and catch a second half replay of the game,the defense played some inspired vintage Cane like
Football.

solarcane

I hear you Tony.
With our shedule even with only one loss all regular season we are not making the playoff with a loss to Clemson.
The only way we finish in the top 10 is too beat Clemson or upset a higher ranked bowl opponent,or both.

canezilla


I saved $400 by NOT going to the game to be made friggin miserable. I call that "a good investment".

Posted by: 86Cane | October 06, 2018 at 05:41 PM
ANY TIPS ON ANY STOCKS??? WOW

86Cane

Ultimately it's irrelevant. Winning out will have us in or near the conversation at the end.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 07, 2018 at 12:11 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

Try and catch a second half replay of the game,the defense played some inspired vintage Cane like
Football.

Posted by: solarcane | October 07, 2018 at 12:16 PM

I saw the highlights on ESPN this AM.

That's where I got the title for the blog: "Defense Saves The Day"

86Cane

1. CMR is a terrible OC.

2. Man you've gotten soft.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 07, 2018 at 11:46 AM

OK, I'll answer that:

1. True

2. True

Canes4life

Coaches poll Miami moves up two spots to 15.

86Cane

In the end we ALL love Richt because he is a former Cane and current head coach. But this was also absolutlely 100% true when Randy Shannon took over as well (go back and read the blog during that time). And we all know how that ended. Badly, very badly.

IMHO Richt's tenure will also end badly IF he does not replace his son as QB Coach and hire an OC and a new special teams coach. I doubt he will do any of these things and thus my long term prediction (3-5 more years) is that it will end badly UNLESS he is somehow able to simply outrecruit everybody but Bama and we get to play them in the National Championship Game in the same period.

solarcane

CANES 15 in coaches poll

86Cane

There is not a single honest person on this blog who can say the following with a straight face:

1. Our play calling is creative, imaginitive and takes full advantage of our personnel and talent.

2. Our game planning and scheming for each individual opponent we face emphasizes our strengths and attacks the opponents weaknesses.

3. Our QBs have improved greatly under the tutelage of the QB coach. The false rumors of Rosiers' alleged "improvement" support this arguement.

4. Our special teams are helping us win games and are superior to anything I see from opponents during any given Saturday of watching college football.

TonyCane


I hear you Tony.
With our shedule even with only one loss all regular season we are not making the playoff with a loss to Clemson.
The only way we finish in the top 10 is too beat Clemson or upset a higher ranked bowl opponent,or both.

Posted by: solarcane | October 07, 2018 at 12:24 PM

We'll need a bit of help, even with a Clemson win. I'd say:

Texas - Needs to be upset before the Big 12 Championship game. Then they can beat OU again

or conversely

Oklahoma - Needs to be upset before the Big 12 Championship game, where they then defeat Texas in a rematch

Also

Georgia - Needs to be upset before they face Alabama. Then they need to play their role and lose to Alabama

Notre Dame - Ideally USC knocks them off at the end of the season. I wouldn't mind FSU taking them out either, but I don't want any sort of edge given to the Seminoles in recruiting

solarcane

Butch Davis?

Do we trade an honest role model God fearing coach
for a
Lying,self serving, institution cheating, selfish coach

Hell yea we do

solarcane

Tony
Great post

HillviewCane

I honestly don't mind Richt as a head coach. He has done some great things with the team.We just need to bring in a great OC

HillviewCane

He needs to focus on the big picture regarding the team and delegate that role to someone good.

BigWindyCane

Canes4life
Coaches poll Miami moves up two spots to 15.

Posted by: Canes4life | October 07, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Good news. Like TonyCane and Soup said, just win out and everything else will take care of itself. The Canes are favored in every remaining regular season game on their schedule, but yesterday showed us that they Can’t take any of these games for granted.

VT whipped FSU at the beginning of the season, but that wasn’t the same FSU team the Canes played yesterday. I also don’t think the Canes are the same, and I think they will eventually get it together and play better on offense. I hope it starts next week in Charlottesville, but it might take a little longer.

WWIN

Posted by: 86Cane | October 07, 2018 at 12:45 PM

TRUE! -2 Chainz voice

His Majesty The Dude on High

I could see us being around #9 for the ACC CG, if we lose to lets say #4 Clemson close, the go to the OB at #15, then beat the hell out of the #10 team, we'd then finish in the top 10. I know that seems like a lot of IFs, but its really not in CF, we'd be 12-2 after all. Hopefully we just beat Clemson this year and dont catch Bama in the playoffs.

solarcane

Miami 16 ap

solarcane

Central Florida highest ranked college team in Florida.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | October 07, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Yes sir.

Go Canes!!

Imo if Notre Dame wins out we are not going to make it to the final four, even if we beat Clemson.

No one is beating Bama, Ohio State will likely run the table and a one loss Georgia team gets in along with the Irish.

Jmo.

solarcane

Go Canes
I'm feeling we win the Coastal lose to Clemson, win a bowl and finish the season 10th

Have you read anything on what the recruits at the game are saying about the big comeback?

BEERicane

Our play calling is not just atrocious for D1 college football, it would be awful for high school ball.

But that was some of the most fun I’ve ever had at a game. The only thing that topped it for me was G5 of the WS last year in Houston vs the Dodgers. Now that was epic!

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 07, 2018 at 02:29 PM

Georgia will have 2 losses and Notre Dame will have at least 1 IMO.

solarcane

ESPN Tells it like it is

ESPN Power Rankings

16. Miami (5-1, 2-0 ACC)


Week 6 result: Defeated Florida State 28-27
What's next: at Virginia (7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2)

The worst Florida State team in recent memory pushed the Hurricanes to the limit, forcing them to pull off their biggest comeback ever in this rivalry. Credit the turnover chain: Down 27-7 in the third quarter, Miami clearly fed off the energy of the crowd following a Gerald Willis III fumble recovery that led to two touchdowns in a span of 42 seconds. Redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry's second start left a lot to be desired despite his four touchdown passes. He completed only 13 of 32 pass attempts, and his slow start played no small role in Miami's big early hole. Perry will have to be much better if Miami is to maintain its role as the favorite in the Coastal Division.

Go Canes!!

AR confirms his career is over:

Reynolds: Ahmmon Richards speaks out about his career-ending neck injury: "I plan to continue working towards my degree at UM and look forward to the next chapter in my life."

His Majesty The Dude on High

^^^ current personal stage: Anger.

BigWindyCane

Georgia will have 2 losses and Notre Dame will have at least 1 IMO.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 07, 2018 at 03:11 PM

I agree. Georgia has to win at LSU, Florida and Kentucky, and still has GT to finish the season before the SEC championship game.

Alabama still has Miss. St., Auburn and LSU on the schedule. Ohio St.’s schedule looks easy, but they still must play Michigan and then the Big 10 championship game. The Big 12 and PAC 12 all have teams playing each other, so there is a very good chance that an 11-1 Canes team could make the CF Playoffs with a win in the ACC championship game. A loss in the ACC championship game will likely not be enough, but a win in a major bowl would signal progress

BigWindyCane

Before the Canes can dream of making the ACC championship game, they must win the remaining games on their schedule. It would be great if they can go undefeated in the ACC. The Canes have never done that. I think an undefeated ACC regular season is rare.

But the Canes without Richards means one less high level playmaker on an uncreative offense. Perry must grow up very fast. He has to play a lot better next week. The Canes must show a lot more progress. We need to see the Perry we saw late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter, and we need to see less of the PERRY we saw in the first half.

Perry’s OL and WRs must help him out and play much better than they did this week. Cager had more drops than catches yesterday. And the penalties must stop.

herbieibis

Bama ain't getting beat
Georgia will lose 1 to Bama
N. Dame maybe will lose 1 but highly unlikely. UsC and FSU better get good in a hurry.
Ohio St. only has to navigate Michigan.
Clemson, as long as their QB don't get knocked out, will be waiting for us.
As it looks right now sitting at 15 after week 6 and with no top 25 teams to play, it will be tough for us to get past maybe 8. Even if we beat Clemson, we need some more help. Long way to go but our biggest issues is our offensive play calling and special teams, which aren't to special..
Can't flip a field with your punters averaging 37 yds. a punt and giving up big returns. Bubba ain't got no ice water running through his veins either.

86Cane

A loss in the ACC championship game will likely not be enough, but a win in a major bowl would signal progress

Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 07, 2018 at 03:56 PM

One favor: Can we NOT play Wisconisn please?

Old Skool


There is not a single honest person on this blog who can say the following with a straight face:

1. Our play calling is creative, imaginitive and takes full advantage of our personnel and talent.

2. Our game planning and scheming for each individual opponent we face emphasizes our strengths and attacks the opponents weaknesses.

3. Our QBs have improved greatly under the tutelage of the QB coach. The false rumors of Rosiers' alleged "improvement" support this arguement.

4. Our special teams are helping us win games and are superior to anything I see from opponents during any given Saturday of watching college football.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 07, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Excellent points Soup

Sarasota 'cane

First off I'm glad I went to the game. The defense never quit and beating FSU can never be marginalized. They don't marginalize their 7 straight wins over some of UM's worst teams in my lifetime, so they can F off over UM's 2-0 record the last 2 years while they're down. I asked one of my FSU buddies if this was their "Shannon Era" or their "Golden Era". He told me F U, which is like poetry coming from a nole fan.

I didn't see anything that would suggest to me that Miami will be undefeated in ACC regular season play. I hope I'm wrong, but I said after week 1 that the kicking game will eventually cost UM a game or two and I'm sticking to that guess. This is probably the easiest thing to fix in the off-season.

The play calling is unimaginative and predictable. You can cure some of this with better talent, but we will never win a ship in the playoff era with Richt drawing up and calling the plays. IMO this will eventually cost Richt his job if he doesn't pivot.

Our offensive line is offensive against good defenses.

Are we where we want to be? Nope.

Is UM better than they were before Richt got to Miami? IMO yes, with much room for improvement.

Am I still giving Richt a pass until 2019-2020? Yep. From the indoor training facility, to recruiting, to the defense, and now our new QB...UM is a better team across the board under Richt. These problems were 12 years in the making before he got here and that's the timeframe I felt he would need to turn it around. And if Richt isn't the guy to put us over he's definitely building the infrastructure for someone who can.

Go 'canes!

mi@mic@ne

The pass to number 9 that put us on top was thrown on a line. Perry had to throw it on a dime because the safety was in pursuit...Perry made it look easy

canezilla

Canes -7.5 vs uva

herbieibis

Richt is a good recruiter but he tends to neglect a position or two each cycle. If u know we need O-Tackles, then why are u bringing in 3 Guards. If u know we need D-Tackles, why bring in one or take a reach. Same could be said for the corner back position.
We have talent but we have to have depth of it. We have several big fish on the line, so hopefully we can close this time and not watch them hop a wave out of Miami.
The one thing Richt does right, is put a fullback out there in short yardage situations. I hate to see a team hand the ball off 5 yds. behind the line of scrimmage to try and get a yard. He however doesn't call plays to win, he calls them not to lose. U get the ball near midfield, nows not the time to run 2 straight running plays and get 3 yds. then throw a 5 yd. out route.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: canezilla | October 07, 2018 at 05:54 PM

We will beat UVA by more than 7.5.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: herbieibis | October 07, 2018 at 06:14 PM

If you follow recruiting, and not just signing day, you'd he's trying to, he just keeps getting beat. He wanted the OT out of GA (Goss) right up to the very end, didnt get him, so now we are playing Scaife as a RT. He wanted another DT (Briggs) to play with Netsa, didnt get him and instead we took Miller as a redshirt for next year, we would have taken 3 DTs last year, Nesta, Briggs and Miller, perhaps even Chatman from GA, he just didnt get them. CB is another position dealing with depth issues, but last year was the 1st year we got the right numbers for the class, 3 or 4. With this class things are going to look really good numbers-wise. Rebuilding this roster is going to take time. Time to rebuild our reputation and time to bring in talented kids.

Next year at CB

1. **** (JR) Bandy
2. **** (SO) Ivey
3. **** (SO) Blades or Frierson
4. *** (*FR) Bethel
5. **** (FR) Couch
6. *** (FR) Brownlee
7. *** (FR) Good

Of course we could see ***** Dent join that group also, but we'll see. We are suffering currently from missing on CBs in Rumphs 1st and 2nd year. We could/should have had:

1. **** (SR) Byrd (bailed for Tenn)
2. *** (SR) Young (injury)
3. **** (JR) Bandy
4. **** (JR) Henderson/Edwards (both FU)
5. **** (SO) Ivey
6. **** (SO) Blades or Frierson
7. **** (FR) Couch
8. *** (FR) Brownlee

BigWindyCane1

We will beat UVA by more than 7.5.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 07, 2018 at 06:23 PM

From your post to God’s ears 🤞

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 07, 2018 at 06:56 PM

I think I have a good feel for this team right now. Im gonna say we have about 5 TDs in us for VA, perhaps a FG also, VA has maybe 2 TDs and a FG.

Miami 38, UVA 17.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Floor is probably 24 for Miami's O, ceiling is probably 52. Floor for VA is probably 6, ceiling is probably 24.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Think about next year at CB and fielding a national championship level team and you'll see exactly how we are banking on younger guys to either play like ELITE talents or upper classmen. We just arent there yet imo.

1. JR Trajan Bandy. Proven stud.

2. SO Al Blades Jr. Mature, leadership skills, but I dont think he has world class athletic ability, perhaps he can be play like an upperclassman early.

3. SO D.J. Ivey. Is a better athlete than Blades, but has room for improvement. Doesnt have burner speed right now. Could develop into our next Mike Jack though.

4. SO or *FR Gilbert Frierson. Has the most speed of the '18 class kids. If he really hunkers down and works like a guy that wants to achieve his NFL dreams, hes a guy that could jump early to the NFL. Seems to be the furthest behind (except Bethel).

5. From here on we are going with recruits and redshirt FR Bethel. We really dont know much about any of those guys yet.

To me, the only way its a championship CB roster, is if all of the top 4 are the real deal and there's no injuries, or the rest of the team does enough to help them along. I guess thats where I think we are as a program, some groups are really strong and are helping the others along. AND we have a defensive SCHEME that is really difficult for other teams to handle.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Listening to Hard Rock during the come back makes me wonder how anyone could LOVE any team but the Canes. That place should always be a Zoo like that.

solarcane

Dude
watching it on TV it seems as loud as any stadium anywhere.

I know the Falcons had to put up 350,000 dollars and lose a draft pick for artificial crowd noise.

In pretty sure Rutgers and Penn State have been caught using artifical crowd noise. I think our stuff is 90% real at least

I know for sure when you were at the Orange Bowl its seemed much louder than full volume on t v

VA Cane

I was pretty frustrated by the first half. We we horrible...the OL was bad...the STs were bad...the play calling was bad, decisions were bad. BUT
its 4 quarters Perry was pretty cool not a lot of completions and had some drops...and some bad throws...but he did put 4 up.....TO was not on him.
Our D came to play after a lazy first half.
Face it we are a good team...middle of the pack about where we are...we are not gonna play Bama OSU, GA, TX OK ND Clemson .....we are not physical at all on O...and selectively on D....just not consistent...but a top 20 team. We cannot and i know we cannot compete with the bigs...yet.
We have to call more explosive creative plays...not that vanilla doo doo we call O!!!
The D got to come from first play....and the STs are bad bad....good returns by thomas and Dallas...were important...but kick coverage and kicking...punting is bad.
I was glad to win and give the kids credit..they manned up 2nd half...coaching is questionable at best...are we getting better...not sure!!!!
We won and i enjoyed th win!!!! I was shocked after the poor first half!!!

TruCane81


There is not a single honest person on this blog who can say the following with a straight face:

1. Our play calling is creative, imaginitive and takes full advantage of our personnel and talent.

2. Our game planning and scheming for each individual opponent we face emphasizes our strengths and attacks the opponents weaknesses.

3. Our QBs have improved greatly under the tutelage of the QB coach. The false rumors of Rosiers' alleged "improvement" support this arguement.

4. Our special teams are helping us win games and are superior to anything I see from opponents during any given Saturday of watching college football.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 07, 2018 at 12:45 PM

But...... but.......open receivers?

VA Cane

We are not going to be in in the playoffs....it will not happen...we are weak on our OL....and just not physical at all...the backs run hard...Homer Dallas Choc run hard they are tough...Perry is coming around.... the D is good in front 7...but too many open guys....and though we got some targeting...which i like hit them baby we were very soft and easy in the first half....we cannot line up at all with the bigs....LSU showed us up...and they are average..but physical... big guys eat our lunch....we should play...someone easy in a smaller bowl...like someone we can be...Temple Northwestern....Az State...Nebraska UCLA USC...LOL some kinda shitty...please nobody really good...we cannot beat a good team...we are average...sigh

canezilla

Listening to Hard Rock during the come back makes me wonder how anyone could LOVE any team but the Canes. That place should always be a Zoo like that.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 07, 2018 at 08:28 PM
THAT HOUSE WAS ROCKIN LAST NIGHT.. MY EARS ARE STILL RINGING. THE CROWD PLAYED A BIG PART IN THE COMEBACK

BigWindyCane

Jonathan Garvin might be the most unblockable DE in college football. I don’t think he had any bad reps at all yesterday.

Willis is one of the best DTs in college football.

Joe Jackson is playing like a first round pick.

Pinkney was just outstanding. I can’t say enough about that spectacular interception he made when the Canes needed it most.

Mike Jackson played like an elite CB.

Jaquan is the best safety in college football. I knew he would be good coming out of Killian because I saw him single-handedly lead his team in high school as a safety against the best. I am not saying Jaquan is the GOAT, But Jaquan has a chance to be right up there in the conversation with some of the great Canes safeties over the years.

This is the best defense since the early 2000s with Vilma, Wilfork and Taylor. Manny and this staff has done a great job

BigWindyCane

Oklahoma parts ways with its DC Stoops

Go Canes!!

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 07, 2018 at 08:28 PM

That place was insane yesterday and when it gets like that, there is nothing better anywhere

We are the most unique fan base, in the most unique city in America.
Only in Miami will you'll see a 70 year old white guy and his wife screaming next to a tatted up, bearded Cuban and a black dude with dreads from Carol City.

Makes me chuckle to think about what out of town fans must think as they leave our stadium.

F-them and their pom poms, fraternities and traditions. I honestly can't imagine being a fan of any other team.


BigWindyCane

https://twitter.com/thestateoftheu/status/1049002747725529088?s=21

Refs missed WIGGINS TD catch

solarcane

...we are average...sigh

Posted by: VA Cane | October 07, 2018 at 09:33

VA, you are absolutely right.

I have been saying we are just going to be pretty good everyday since about 2004
I used to battle a guy named cavaleer over the fact we are not a dynasty, we were real real good for a little while.
We are a little above average and pretty fun to watch, unless you are the type that thinks every year should
or could be 2001.
Im happy we can win the Coastal. There was a good minute that was impossible.

Im with you, lets beat down an easy team in a bowl and be about our buisness.

AeroCane

Oklahoma parts ways with its DC Stoops

Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 07, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Yet we keep our ST coach and our OC

solarcane

Windy,
When you get fired as a DC in the Big 12 you are pretty crappy at your job

AeroCane

That place was insane yesterday and when it gets like that, there is nothing better anywhere

We are the most unique fan base, in the most unique city in America.
Only in Miami will you'll see a 70 year old white guy and his wife screaming next to a tatted up, bearded Cuban and a black dude with dreads from Carol City.

Makes me chuckle to think about what out of town fans must think as they leave our stadium.

F-them and their pom poms, fraternities and traditions. I honestly can't imagine being a fan of any other team.


Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 07, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Great post and so true! Other than saben, what does alabama give them? Oops I forgot - the ocean! Nope
Beautiful woman from all nationalities- nope
Forrest Gump - yep

solarcane

Aero,
Lmao!
Dont forget that Barnum and Bailey trailer park Talladega

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 07, 2018 at 10:38 PM

This is what makes The U greater than all these racist fan based teams!

TonyCane

I think that if we take a step back and look at it, you can break down the program history into the following

1920 - 1982: Antedeluvian age
1981 - 1994: Golden era
1995 - 1999: The NCAA Strikes Back
2000 - 2005: Nascent dynasty
2006 - 2010: Retrenchment and retreat in face of changing college football r alities
2011 - 2015: Mediocrity and misdirection
2016 - now: Restoration and realignment in the new reality

CGNC

Butch Davis?

Do we trade an honest role model God fearing coach
for a
Lying,self serving, institution cheating, selfish coach

Hell yea we do

Posted by: solarcane | October 07, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Music to my ears. Oh btw, we took one of those rick-sha bike dudes to find our car -- in and out of people, cars, traffic. What a ride. I highly recommend!

CGNC

F-them and their pom poms, fraternities and traditions. I honestly can't imagine being a fan of any other team.


Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 07, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Yes sir!! It is like the United Nations in there!

CGNC

VAC - good to hear from you, hope all is well. No, we are not there yet. But I am optimistic and hopeful that some day soon we get there.

solarcane

CGNC,
Did you ever move? And how are the horses? I havent been around for awhile.

86Cane

The play calling is unimaginative and predictable. You can cure some of this with better talent, but we will never win a ship in the playoff era with Richt drawing up and calling the plays. IMO this will eventually cost Richt his job if he doesn't pivot.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 07, 2018 at 05:19 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

Oklahoma parts ways with its DC Stoops

Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 07, 2018 at 10:22 PM

He deserved it. They are HORRIBLE on defense.

Herbieibis

Having to rely on 2 many Goldenites on the OLine. Mahoney and Jones 2 where did we get these guys from but then there is Gauthier and this dude was like a 2 star and he is not to bad. It's going to take a few more cycles to get some tuffer Olinemen. Physical teams are a nitmare for us, especially against our O-line.
We are getting close but it is at a dam snails pace.
If Richt would just loosen up we could do some serious damage but I swear he always looks like he just smoked a bowl. Just laid back sort of like his play calling.

solarcane

Life in Tomahawk Nation

"They played well enough to win, but once the momentum swung every FSU football fan knew it was just a matter of time.

They could never get the momentum back because the offense is so handicapped by the offensive line and poor decision-making by the quarterback."

His Majesty The Dude on High

I think Frenchy has okay decision making, he's just under a lot of pressure all of the time.

solarcane

Georgia fan explains what we didnt want to believe

I swear to crizs I thought this was Soup pranking us lol

https://youtu.be/8zmnuegORu8

solarcane

Dude,
That kid takes a beating everytime he breaks the huddle. I got respect for him too.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 12:24 AM

Here's the thing about Mark Richt, and Ive said this before a couple of times, save your breath explaining to me that he's not an elite HC, Ive known that. When we hired him, he was like number 4 through 7 on my list depending on how much sleep I got the night before. What I also know is that he's a solid HC, the ACC Coastal is among CF's worst divisions and that Miami has the best recruiting area in America. Ive always said lets see what he can build outside of the gauntlet that is the SEC with actually elite coaches like Meyer and Saban. Ive always said, perhaps with a little breathing room, he can make us regular contenders in the ACC and then we'll see if he can take that next step. Also, as Ive said, so far, so good. The results speak for themselves, weve seen lots of progress and are at the very least a legit top 20 program again, building for the future. Richt gives us legitimacy, something weve lacked for way too long. He may not be the guy, but could very well be the guy before the guy, something the last 2 coaches had no hope for. We are a serious OC or HC willing to hire a serious OC away from being a real problem in CF. He wins out this year going into ACC CG, puts dudes in the 1st round and assembles a top 8 recruiting class then there will be very little trouble for him going forward. 2019-20 we could beat Clemson.

TonyCane

SOmething I have considered today...what if Richt doesn’t intend to coach much longer. Could it be that Manny is already the unofficial HC in waiting? If so, how would a Diaz run program be?

His Majesty The Dude on High

No way should Diaz be HC in waiting, no way.

His Majesty The Dude on High

If Richt were to retire in 5 years and weve won 1 or 2 titles, then I could see hiring Diaz, but if Richt hasnt won a title, then we hire a successful HC from another school thats wants to keep Diaz's defense. Diaz should go HC at UNC or NCST or GA Tech 1st.

solarcane

Diaz will be be a HC at another school in about 5 yrs I think. Richt already said Diaz will be a great HC because his players buy into everything he teaches.

solarcane

Dude,
good pounts on Richt.
He has certainly brought a lot of progress to the program. He pushed the indoor practice facility, improved recruiting,sold more season tickets.

I agree with that Georgia fan(and the dozens of them I encounter everyday) that Richt has no killer instict.

When Jimmy would trot the field goal team out to add 3 more points to a 30 point lead with 1 minute left, that was Miami Hurricane football to me.

Your point that Richt might be the man before the man is interesting and could be spot on. I didnt think a lot of Coach Saban when he came here but he set the stage for Jimmy, Dennis,and Butch.

solarcane

Points

Go Canes!!

Respect everyone's opinion about the whole killer instinct thing but I have to call BS on the whole Jimmy had it and CMR doesn't thing.

Making Gerry Faust cry didn't give him killer instinct, it meant he didn't give a shit what anyone said He'd run up the score on inferior teams without giving it a second thought.

But let's not forget he lost his first three bowl games here, including getting thoroughly outcoached by Paterno in that fiasco of a first NC game and only beat Oklahoma by a touchdown for his only title.

Loved Jimmy, he was the king of swag, but this whole he was a killer has become revisionist history imo...

Old Skool

Boy I'd love for one of the Richt interviewers to ask him What constitutes creative play-calling and for him to give examples of creative offenses or OCs he admires or thinks are particularly effective.

Go Canes!!

This matters too:

CMR on Joe Rose: Richt then said Ahmmon Richards will stay with team, will stay on scholarship, and will "probably help us coach."

Then he said, "We'll help him get a great job. If anyone's looking for one of the finest kids in America ... he should have job offers coming left and right."

ColaCane

One of the things that frustrates the hell outta me with CR's play calling, when we're on the goal line, or need a yd, he'll bring in Gray, and go out of the I, which I LOVE, but how bout doing it when we don't just need a yd? Having Gray in, makes the D think it's going up the gut, PERFECT time for a screen pass, or play action, I mean NO IMAGINATION. Also it's ok to have Perry under center no and again, which is perfect for a draw play, or off tackle plays. Come CMR, you gotta loosen up man!!

solarcane

Go Canes,
I think Jimmy was a great manipulater, and I thought he did have that killer instinct.

He infuriated Notre Dame fans and players, and all the Big East. They knew he was out for blood.
His own guys knew they would be out running after dark if they didnt perform every snap. He got in their heads.

He knew how to get the most from kids raised in the South Florida culture.
If those kids didnt have a killer instinct out in the field Im misunderstanding what it was.
Maybe Swagger.

The most intense part of the 30 for 30 documentary was about the Canes domination over that period. That was killer instinct personified,and Jimmy Johnson taught them that.

To me Johnson did have a killer instinct. I think Manny is as close as we have come to getting that back.
Maybe Swag and killer instinct are the same thing?


mi@mic@ne

Richt is not a good ole boy , he is a Cane. What has Georgia or Clemson achieved in the last 20 years? They could not even come close to our winning tradition and 5 ncs...we did not even need a good head coach in 2002..lol Just keep recruiting the 305 and all he needs to do is not mess it up

mi@mic@ne

Richt needs to structure the offense around putting the ball in the hands of the players according to their good qualities. We have great tight ends that can control the middle of the field. We have dependable backs that are strong and dont fumble. We have speed backs who need to get the ball in space, tall receivers that create miss matches. The only thing we are missing the work horse back with break away speed. But just because a young guy has not has not gone through the added muscle, his speed can still be a part of the puzzle that helps us score points.

mi@mic@ne

Dont run plays with the wrong personal for that play.

Sarasota 'cane

I loved Butch but I distinctly remember scratching my head at times with regards to time management and play calling as well. He was also surrounded by arguably the best talent ever assembled on a college football team, for which he deserves all the credit.
When Richt came in and immediately had to cut three kids due to impermissible benefits (rental cars) while UM was still on probation I asked myself what Butch would've done in the same situation. I couldn't answer my own question definitively. It was at that moment I knew UM had made the right decision. Richt is "fixing" what he inherited. There's a lot more to righting 12 years of mediocrity and navigating probation than X's and O's. He had to fix an entire infrastructure from booster engagement, training facilities, staff building, recruiting, etc. He's on or ahead of schedule on more of his goals than not imo. I'm holding my pitchfork until 2020.

Go 'canes!

mi@mic@ne

We beat fsu all the time with the same play where the tight end runs a small zig zag and turns into the middle of the field...also running a receiver underneath across the field on a down and end where he would have all kinds of open space...

mi@mic@ne

Our offense was simple..ran the same plays every year but just kept reloading

TruCane81

Posted by: ColaCane | October 08, 2018 at 09:08 AM


He doesn’t fit the plays together.

This is the biggest reason we are so inconsistent on offense.

He has all the tricks in the bag. But he throws concepts together kind of randomly,

You know what he is running 95% of the time based on formation and down and distance.

Every play has at least 2 or more plays that look like it. But you almost never see Richt use this concept to put defenses off balance. When he does it it works. He just won’t do it enough to be a truly elite oc.

There are better packages for personnel on hand, but I have seen enough to know that if he used the plays he already has better, he could get better offense with what he has ALREADY installed.

I just don’t get it.

You see teams set up plays all the time. They have 2 or 3 “counters” to throw at a defense that look just like a play that was already successful or caused the defense to react in a way that could be exploited later.

Us we just pound the wall and hope for random big plays or for the defense to save us with turnovers.

I just don’t get it. He can be so good sometimes. Others he is just terrible.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Don't know if swag and killer instinct are the same thing. We've had a lot of underachieving trash talkers here as well as quiet guys like Andre Johnson who destroyed everyone.

As a whole I wonder if there are any kids left like the ones South Florida produced back in the day. Think today's kids are far more pampered and glorified. Hard to have that dog in you, when everyone on Twitter is constantly tellg you you're a god.

Guess my point is as time goes on tales of legends grow greater and greater. Think Butch is the greatest example of that.

Wonder if Jimmy had been coaching here the last three years, in this social media age, what the opinion of him would be.

He'd have gone 8-5, lost the Flutie game, lost to UCLA, gotten blown out by Tennessee 35-7 with a chance at a title, then got overmatched by Paterno and gagged away NC with one of the great Cane teams of all time.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 08, 2018 at 10:24 AM

This sir, is a fantastic post that deserves to be in the Canespaace Hall of Fame.

86Cane

We are a serious OC or HC willing to hire a serious OC away from being a real problem in CF. He wins out this year going into ACC CG, puts dudes in the 1st round and assembles a top 8 recruiting class then there will be very little trouble for him going forward. 2019-20 we could beat Clemson.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 08, 2018 at 01:06 AM

Well looky there...There IT is again!

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