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September 21, 2010

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Ungar

So we should run up the score

just like Tressel didn't against us and got much respect from everyone in the country.

Running up the score is bush period.

Posted by: solarcane | September 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Your wisdom is appreciated. And good example. Tressel was never a favorite of mine, but he rose above Saban by that move.

But remember that he did that in part because they have a return visit, and a cheap TD late would have added to the rowdiness of our fans.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Zakk, good to see you bro. Nice beard. You got that Hellenic/Spartan style. Nice. All you need is a bronze helmet and you're ready to roll. haha

I just watched some Pitt-Utah highlights and I have to say Pitt is deeply underwhelming.

Lewis is shifty but not nearly as fast or strong as I thought he was.

Baldwin runs good routes and has good hands but he's about as fast as AJ.

And that DE who's supposedly so great looked decent, not special.

And the Utah team they played was a far cry from the 2008 version, the ones who whooped Bama.

This game should be a blowout. It really should. I just hope Whipple really calls a great, attacking game and not some crazy, space shyt. Use our weapons and get the ball to our guys with room to make some moves, not on the sidelines.

And I don't think we should call of the dogs until the 4th. This team needs a lot of reps. We got Clemson coming up who's dangerous.

MaryLouAlumni

Ungar, You sure said it all. The U always has a bulls eye on it's helmet, especially in close crucial games. I enjoyed every sentence that you wrote.
Soup--I would love to join all of you at Heinz Field, but I'm sicker than a dog. Got a terrible cold two days ago and a horrible sore throat. What makes matters worse, is that I made some chicken soup, just took some broth upstairs to my bed. Like a dummy I took some medicine, grabbed the cup and the damn thing slipped out of my hand on my new blanket, sheets, mattress pad etc.
What a year and a half I have had.
Haave fun at the game. I will be watching on television.
The Detroit Lions got Randy Phillips and man, is he top notch. Whether they win or lose, Randy plays his heart out.
Well, back to bed, and empty handed, of course.

Ungar

Thanks MaryLou,

Rest and then get a thermos, if you get the chance.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

My take on Clemson....

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OFFENSE

Everything revolves around the RBs, Parker and isolating and confusing the opponent’s LBs. Clemson runs misdirection, screens, and rollouts regularly, hoping to distract or create mismatches. When they pass, it’s usually of the three step, rollout, quick-hitter variety, ALWAYS to the right side of the field if a rollout. Part of this comes from Parker’s average arm-strength and their less than standout WRs, but it may also come from Dabo’s preference for quick-hitting, safe, ball control football.

RBs…..Ellington and Harper are very talented duo. Ellington is smaller and very fast, not Spiller fast but he has excellent acceleration and vision, makes cutbacks with no loss of speed and is not afraid of contact. Harper’s much larger at 235 to Ellington’s 195 but Harper is very agile, a very good cutter and has plenty of speed to outrun LBs to the edge, as well as very good hands coming out of the backfield. Reportedly he’s the best receiver on the team. He looked it against AUB.

The offense features them in all sorts of misdirections, shovel passes, and straight hand-offs, as well as wheel-routes. They run behind a veteran OL, although I think they lost two OL starters against AUB.

QB…..Parker’s a talented though somewhat limited QB. He’s small for a D-I QB these days, standing barely 6’0′ and weighing 200 at the most. He’s smart with the ball and throws well within a 15-25 yard range. 5-15 yard passes are the bulk of his throws, most of them coming on rollouts and 3-step drops, unless they feel the defense is on their heels, in which case he occasionally takes a 5-step drop and goes in the 20-30 yard range.

WRs &TEs…..This is easily the weakest link in Clemson’s gameplan and it shows in their play selection. Probably 80% of their offense runs through the RBs, with the remaining 20% being split between the WRs and TE. I’d actually say the TE gets the larger chunk of this because he’s easier to hit on rollouts. Their WRs make some moves occasionally but Parker and Sweeney don’t seem to have much confidence in them or maybe Ellington and Harper are just more dangerous. I’d say the latter.

DEFENSE….

DL is the strongest unit and the key to this D. They’re big, fast and very active, with a lot of experience. LBs seem to be solid but not very experienced. Aub didn’t do much to really challenge them so it was hard to tell how much they could and could not do. DBs didn’t look very good the few times Aub really challenged them. #2 is the leader of the group and the best, most experienced player. As I mentioned above, his discipline is questionable, but he’s a great hitter though and makes great plays on the ball.

The Clemson-Auburn game was definitely a tale of two halves. Clemson’s 1st drive was a clinic on misdirection, short-play-action passing, and RB cutbacks and acceleration, culminating in a great cutback run by Harper for the TD.

As I mentioned above, AUB played a man for most of the game and in the 1st half their LBs were often late or lost at the point of attack.

On offense, AUB’s spread was nullified at the LOS by Clemson’s more talented DL. The LBs only had to finish off the plays. The DL stuffed the run and sacked or pressured Cam Newton on several occasions. AUB didn’t seem to have any confidence in their passing game in the 1st half and made it an easy game for Clemson’s D.

At the half it looked like Clemson was going to blow out AUB. It was that lopsided.

In the 2nd half, AUB came out with more intensity and straightened out their LB mistakes, for the most part, holding Clemson to one TD after giving up 17 in the 1st half. Their Lbs were more patient, and they blitzed more, with their DL standing up and separating the Clemson OL so that the LBs could have clear paths to the RBs. Their DBs also came up closer to the LOS and played much tighter and tougher run defense.

On offense, AUB did two things primarily. 1…They challenged Clemson’s DBs downfield and found success for two very big plays….and 2) They stretched Clemson’s defense to the outside then back to the inside on successive runs.

I’m not sure why Clemson was suddenly porous in these aspects. I think they let down mentally and Auburn came out with much more intensity.

There wasn’t anything tactically special about the playcalling, other than it attacked more and forced Clemson to defend the entire field instead of just a few running plays up the middle, or a predictable pass to the sideline flats.

The one thing that did improve was pass-protection for Newton, and they opened a couple of holes in the middle for good runs.

Auburn’s D was solid as unit but seemed to play much better attacking than reacting.

Overall, Clemson is dangerous but their playcalling limitations make them somewhat predictable.

If our DEs and OLBs play well, meaning, don’t fall for fakes, stay home, harass and hit Parker, cover RBs on pass routes, and our DBs come up strong in run support we can shut them down on offense, more or less. Ellington and Harper are dynamic but when you know the plays it almost doesn’t matter who’s running.

After watching them for 3 quarters I could almost predict what play would come next.

Specifically, I would play a mix of man and zone, zone for the majority of the time for our LBs, but patience and discipline are the keys. C-Mac MUST learn how to wait and read the play before barging into a pile of players like he did against OSU. Ellington and Harper are more dangerous than Sain and Herron because they’re more explosive. If he’s patient, he’ll be able to zero in on them before they get downfield.

Our DBs can match-up well with their WRs and should play a cover two. VT and RR should be very active and make a lot of tackles in run support and on the shorter passing routes.

Every time we blitz it should be to Parker’s right, and it should be a wide-angled blitzed so that the blitzer can adjust if Parker rolls out. Andrew Smith and Bailey could have very big games in this respect too.

On offense, we should pass first to set up the run. Challenge those DBs early and often with slants, quick outs to KT and Bejamin, give them a blocker with one man to miss and let them make moves. This will slow down the pass rush and take some pressure off Figs who I don’t think will be able to handle Bower at all. He’s going to need some help there, from Ford, or a RB staying in for protection. I’d actually put Jermaine on him if you ask me. He’s more physical and athletic than Figs and that’s what you need against a DE like Bowers.

When we run, it could be from straight I or from the spread. Mix up quick hitters off guard with quick hand-offs out wide.

I wouldn’t do this until the passing game has softened their LBs and #2.

Ungar

This game should be a blowout. It really should. I just hope Whipple really calls a great, attacking game and not some crazy, space shyt. Use our weapons and get the ball to our guys with room to make some moves, not on the sidelines.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | September 21, 2010 at 02:42 PM

I agree with that. One change I would have made though is having him do none of his crazy stuff in the first half, and save it for the second half. If it works, that gives the other team no chance at a halftime adjustment.

So, toss in a could of wild plays, but hold them for when they are needed, IF they are needed, in the second half. That first series versus OSU meant they planned those strange plays and focussed on that, and when the failed, had no backup plan.

I would LOVE to see a wildcat play in the second half though. Berry is ready, and so am I.

dj moonbat

But unless Pittsburgh does something really rude, we can turn off the offense once we have the game in hand. . .

Posted by: Ungar | September 21, 2010 at 02:32 PM

Sure, I've got nothing against Wannstedt or his team. Turn off the juice once the lead hits 28.

THE MAN

Did you guys not watch their last game? Instead of talking "blowout" how about just a good solid game all around. This team isn't capable of blowing anyone out at this point especially on the road.

MaryLouAlumni


thanks for the message Ungar. I have a thermos in the cupboard. Dummy me!! All you guys are so smart when it comes to football and offense and defense, calling plays,and analyzing the games. My father used to call the plays right at the line of scrimmage and knew everything about football, college and pro. He played quarterback all thru high school, went on to Notre Dame, but hurt his ankle bad as a freshman, and that was that. I often wonder what kind of quarterback he would have been at ND. He was brilliant, so the only thing he could do was help the team with their papers, thesis, etc. both in undergrad and then in law school. He was a great defense lawyer and later a Circuit Judge. He adored ND as much as we adore the Canes. Went to to many games thru the years. Remember he was back in the30's and early 40's (four horsemen, Knute Rockne and all the magical stuff. When he died, he was laid out with a heavy ND blanket on his casket, his ND tie, his ring etc. Iloved him more than life.
I'm getting too melancholy now. Must be the medication!!!! Have to quit.
Thanks for letting me ramble on.

JameriCANE

How 'bout 'dem 'Canes last night? Shockey, Vilma, Graham and Gore! We run t'ings, t'ings nuh run wi!!!

JameriCANE

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wannstedt miami pitt press conference

http://937thefan.cbslocal.com/2010/09/20/area-4-1-zoo-dave-wannstedts-miami-press-conference/

solarcane

Pitt has 350 former Pitt players invited for Thursday night.

j.w.

Buchannon starting?
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

solarcane

You can tell wannstedt expects our special teams to bring one back against them.

j.w.

injury report:
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

Six

Cav - that DE that underwhelmed you, I'm thinking it's Greg Romeus?

He's been out since after the Utah game and will be out for probably 7 weeks b/c of a herniated disc. He injured it during the first part of the Utah game

His mother also just passed two days ago

The other DE for Pitt, Sheard, will draw a lot of interest with Romeus being gone. Probably won't have to double team him - might just chip block him

I think Lindsay is taking the spot of Romeus on the line. Their 2 DTs, Caragein and Alecxih are going to be heavily relied on


I posted my quick breakdown of Pitt a couple of articles ago .. who to look for, who to focus on, etc.

BahamaCane

injury report:
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

Posted by: j.w. | September 21, 2010 at 04:32 PM
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I hated looking at the injury report last year. This year, so far so good.

Sebastian

IMO the only way our `Canes will make this a 14+ type blowout is if our D can put up a 6er for us

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Ungar, that's a good point. Save that tricky shat for the 2nd half. Preferably NOT on our side of the field though. haha

Berry and Mike James would look good coming out of the wildcat.

Before all that, I just want to see Miller or James get an iso on a LB over the middle or down the sideline.

This is the game where we actually should show more to give Clemson more to prepare for.

solarcane

sebas,
In Wannstedts press interview he seems he is almost assuming "the number 6 guy" or the guy that caught the ball two yds from the Ohio State players and took off will burn his special team players at least once.
He says our return guys are courageous and our blocking schemes are good.
so that might be other td you were hoping for.

OhioCaneFan

IMO the only way our `Canes will make this a 14+ type blowout is if our D can put up a 6er for us

Posted by: Sebastian57 | September 21, 2010 at 04:38 PM

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No worries, special teams will.

pbcfrcane13

NOt sure if we are doing picks yet, but figure ill make mine now wth

I'm going with 27-14 canes.

I think we run run run early and often with Berry and James. Miller will get some playing time. I think we will see a lot of screen passes to the RB and bubble screens to the WR. Later in the second half with the running game doing a decent job then you will see the play action over the top plays. The D will struggle early to adjust to the gameplan of Pitt which I think will shock us and Dave will take some chances passing on DVD! and doing a lot dink and donk passing to his RB to hope that we miss our tackles. I can see us giving up a quick score, but then we settle in and cruise to an easy win.

solarcane

Bosher is from Jupiter,

Nelms is from Neptune

Hope aren't recruiting Uranus

Sebastian

Sorry, that was a little sentence error on my part

What I was meaning to say was that the only way this game was to be a blowout, was that the defense would need to need to put a TD up on the scoreboard

Then again how much would people want the `Canes to win by in order to say it was a blowout?

CaneRock

I hope Jekyll and Hyde isn't this teams MO.
Your STs can't keep you in the game and then take you out of it.
Your O can't keep you in the game and then take you out of it.
Your D can't keep you in the game and then you out of it.
Get those things corrected and it should make for a helluva season...

Old Skool

A time-out? Threat of no TV for a week? A big, snarling dog? Nope, it was the punishment of going into the Auburn store that made this little tyke wail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRty9niJxe0

The family was walking around the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover when the mom threatened her son with what he apparently believes is the worst punishment on Earth.

Mom: "I'm gonna put you in the Auburn store."

Kid (wailing, running away): "Noooooo! Noooooo!"

The kid runs in circles, screams and cries to avoid his punishment.

The cameraman --- dad, we're guessing --- helps torment the poor boy: "Come on, Mommy, take him in the Auburn store."

The video ends with the boy safe in his mother's arms, clinging to her neck: "You don't want to go in that Auburn store," she says. "I don't blame you. I don't blame you."

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

You can tell wannstedt expects our special teams to bring one back against them.

Posted by: solarcane | September 21, 2010 at 04:30 PM

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Yeah, I thought that was kind of funny how he basically said he expects us to house one. lol I don't think I've ever heard a coach say it that blatantly before.

This will be a good opportunity for Storm and Clements to make a case for no RS. All Storm would need is one return TD.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

CaneRock, that's the truth. Everyone on the same sheet of music and we're on fire, OC included.

I actually have more confidence in Lovett than Whipple, as crazy as that sounds.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cav - that DE that underwhelmed you, I'm thinking it's Greg Romeus?

He's been out since after the Utah game and will be out for probably 7 weeks b/c of a herniated disc. He injured it during the first part of the Utah game

His mother also just passed two days ago

The other DE for Pitt, Sheard, will draw a lot of interest with Romeus being gone. Probably won't have to double team him - might just chip block him

I think Lindsay is taking the spot of Romeus on the line. Their 2 DTs, Caragein and Alecxih are going to be heavily relied on


I posted my quick breakdown of Pitt a couple of articles ago .. who to look for, who to focus on, etc.

Posted by: Six | September 21, 2010 at 04:38 PM

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I'm not sure which one was supposed to be the Boss...#91 or maybe it was #92.

Do you remember which blob it was?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, I watched the highlights of the UTah-Bama game and that OC was BOSS. One of the best gameplans and playcalling exhibitions I've seen. He had Bama down to a T!

That's what I'd like to see Whipple do. Quick-hitters, inside, outside, slants, always giving the WR the ball in stride and with room to move and make a man miss.

It was a masterpiece. Isn't he the HC at K-St or something?

86Cane

soup,on the first picture which one is you?

Posted by: canezilla | September 21, 2010 at 10:47 AM

That's me on the left, with the beard, like my man Zakkee. LOL

86Cane

That's cool that she's reppin the U like that with you, right in the belly of enemy territory

Posted by: Six | September 21, 2010 at 02:32 PM

That's a keeper right there 4 sure!

86Cane

And I don't think we should call of the dogs until the 4th. This team needs a lot of reps. We got Clemson coming up who's dangerous.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | September 21, 2010 at 02:42 PM

I agree 100%

86Cane

Bosher is from Jupiter,

Nelms is from Neptune

Hope aren't recruiting Uranus

Posted by: solarcane | September 21, 2010 at 05:05 PM

LMAO!

86Cane

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Oldskool...let me know if U are ALL IN ASAP.

SOUP

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Six

Old Skool - that video is great ... I have no idea what they told their son about Auburn, but he freaked at the snap of a finger

Gotta love the southern accent as well on the mom, when she says "I don't blaaamee uuuu"

Those were also some of the overly preppiest dressed looking little kids I've ever seen

Reminds me of all my relatives out in Texas back in the day

Six

86 - I'll be there at CDBs for a little bit. It's about 9 mins away from my station, going to head over there on my lunch break

Six

Cav - Romeus is #91

Jabaal Sheard is #97, their other DE

Both are from Florida (what a surprise), Romeus from Coral Glades HS and Sheard is from Hollywood Hills HS

They've got 9 players from Florida

This was my quick hitting breakdown of Pitt:

They're 1-14 against the Canes since 1984 .. although the last time the Canes played them was in 2003

The Canes have also won the last six games in this series, so it's been a very long while since Pitt was gotten a W. In reality, that doesn't mean much b/c back then really has nothing to do with the here and now


Players the Canes need to pay attention to:

- obviously Dion Lewis
- their big ass WR, Baldwin
- Their Matt Bosher ... Dan Hutchins. That cat was All-Big East last year, was pretty good from 40 yards or closer on FGs (19 for 20), and averaged 42 yards on his punts. You make him try and kick a FG from 41 yards or further, he's erratic. He missed a 42 yarder against Utah

Their D returned 6 starters from last year, one of them though as we all know is Romeus, who is out for the year. One of their DBs is RSSr. Ricky Gary out of Pahokee ... the other is a JR., Antwuan Reed. Reed was a backup last year, this is his first year starting .... Gary has 11 starts in his 4 year career, this is basically his first year as the starting DB. Their Safeties are Jarred Holley - this is his 2nd year as the starter at Free, a RSSoph. Dom DeCicco is their other Safety at Strong, the kid is considered one of the best in the Big East - if not, the best, in the Big East. He's their leader back there, 3 year starter and is a Sr. Big kid, 6'4 around 235

Pitt's problem - for right now it's their OLine. They have 3 new faces for starters on that line and Dion Lewis probably will not be running for almost 1,800 yards like last year, unless that OLine gets their sh*t together very quickly. The Canes overpursue Lewis if Pitt runs misdirection - he's gone and it will look a hell of a lot worse than when Pryor changed direction on his TD run, or 1st Down runs he dropped on the Canes. Ray Graham will probably get mixed in here and there, I remember him dropping 88 yards on USF last year when they beat the hell out of USF .. 41-14.

New Hampshire bottled his ass up - the Canes better do the same thing, try and make their QB Sunseri beat you

They have 2 big WRs - Brandon Harris better be on Baldwin all damn day, b/c DVD will get abused by Baldwin all damn day. DVD or whoever is at the other DB spot will probably draw Mike Shanahan, who is 6'5 225 lbs. Pitt has some big kids too out on the wings ... Baldwin is 6'5, Shanahan is 6'5, Devin Street is 6'3

Utah dropped 405 total yards on them. It was Pitt's first game, they obviously improved in their play against New Hampshire ... b/c it was New Hampshire. I think it's the reverse of what the Canes mind set is coming into this game - the Canes have got to be pissed coming off that crapfest of follies in Columbus. They're going to want to right the wrong and take it out on Pitt. Pitt is coming off a lolly gag game against New Hampshire. Ya, they got six sacks against New Hampshire .... b/c it was New Hampshire. They didn't get any against Utah in their first game. Obviously the Canes got some sacks against FAMU, and 2 on Pryor. I'd much rather be in the mindset and position the Canes are in right now, having gotten a taste of the hardship of a road game out of the way, playing in an environment like Columbus

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86 - I'll be there at CDBs for a little bit. It's about 9 mins away from my station, going to head over there on my lunch break

Posted by: Six | September 21, 2010 at 06:36 PM

Cool beans. See if U can find "Mariseli" and tell her that I will send some Canespace shirts to U to give to her as giveaways at their Game Watch Parties ASAP!

SOUP

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The University of Miami's impressive streak of former players scoring touchdowns in the NFL continued this past weekend as Greg Olsen, Clinton Portis, Andre Johnson, Devin Hester, Reggie Wayne and Frank Gore all scored touchdowns in Week Two of the NFL season. At least one former `Cane has now scored a touchdown every NFL week since Week 15 of the 2002 season - a span of 124 straight weeks.

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Here are some of the top performances by Hurricanes from Week 2 of the NFL season:

Frank Gore - San Francisco 49ers RB
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Andre Johnson - Houston Texans WR
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Jonathan Vilma - New Orleans Saints LB
- Recorded a combined 10 tackles (7 UA, 3 A) and a forced fumble in win over the 49ers
Reggie Wayne - Indianapolis Colts WR
- Had another strong week with seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown
Rocky McIntosh - Washington Redskins LB
- Recorded 14 combined tackles (5 UA, 9 A) is loss to Houston
Santana Moss - Washington Redskins WR
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Ray Lewis - Baltimore Ravens LB
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Clinton Portis - Washington Redskins RB
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Making moves at linebacker
by: Steve Gorten September 21st, 2010 | 1:09 PM CORAL GABLES — Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon wasn’t particularly impressed with either Kylan Robinson or Ramon Buchanan against Ohio State.
Robinson started against the Buckeyes, along with Sean Spence and Colin McCarthy. It appears Buchanan, who was working with the first team in practice Monday, will start in place of Robinson against Pittsburgh.
Shannon has said Jordan Futch will see his first action at LB after playing only special teams at Ohio State.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens Thursday.
Shannon told Joe Rose on WQAM-560 on Tuesday that you can expect to see to some changes at LB, with some different guys getting more playing time.
“The linebackers did fairly well in the run game as far as stuffing the run — we had a lot of tackles for loss by the linebackers. But we need more out of them,” Shannon said. “I think you’re gonna see guys not playing an entire game. You may see some guys come in and take about 15, 20 plays away from them, like five here, three here, four here, just to give guys a lot more rest they need.”

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Here are a few other notes from Tuesday’s radio interview:
— Shannon said the ‘Canes probably are going to see more squib kicks and pooch kicks, and have prepared for that in practice. He added that they’ll be aggressive on their returns regardless.
“Last week and this week we’ve been working on it,” Shannon said. “And when we get in practice, I don’t tell the guys if it’s pooch or squib. I just kick it and those guys react. And they really did a good job responding to it.”
Lamar Miller said Sunday he expects teams will start kicking the ball away from him. “But if they do,” he noted, “hopefully our other guys run one back, so they won’t have a choice but to kick it out of bounds or kick it to me.”
— Shannon said they’ve been working in practice on getting the TE involved in the passing attack. Chase Ford had two catches for 13 yards, including a fourth-quarter TD at Ohio State. The ‘Canes didn’t have a catch by a TE against Florida A&M.
— Shannon said he’s going to try to get the RBs — I’m presuming he was talking about Damien Berry, Mike James and Miller – 20 touches of the football each. That would include receptions and returns.
I’m not quite sure how that’s possible.
Last game, Berry had 18 touches (16 carries and 2 catches), Miller had 6 touches (3 carries, 1 catch and 2 kickoff returns) and James had 4 touches (3 carries, 1 catch)

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