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September 22, 2013



I do like that it is a home game and Miami always plays GT well, we definitely need to get them into the loss column


Morris in shorts at practice..but no walking boot


Morris is fine. Bone bruise. Good news.


It wasn’t quite just another day at the office for the American Athletic Conference in Week 4. The seven games involving conference teams produced a 72-point win, two shutouts, two wins in trophy games and a near-miss against a top-25 team.

When the dust settled, the American remains one of six leagues with at least three unbeaten teams. The others are the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.

The most prominent win belonged to Rutgers, which overcame a 24-7 third-quarter deficit to rally past Arkansas, 28-24. The Scarlet Knights used three touchdown passes from QB Gary Nova and a key 58-yard punt return for a TD by WR Janarion Grant to improve to 3-1 and hand the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.

Louisville is one of eight teams nationally that stands at 4-0 after the Cardinals overwhelmed Florida International 72-0 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals scored on 11 of their 13 possessions, had a 20-2 advantage in first downs and a 464-30 margin in total offense. QB Teddy Bridgewater led the way by going 17-for-22 for 212 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of scoring strikes to WR DeVante Parker (six receptions, 74 yards).

Houston, which started the 2012 season with three straight losses, has reversed its fortunes in 2013 as the Cougars stand at 3-0 after a 31-26 win against Rice in the Bayou Bucket Classic at Reliant Stadium. Houston QB John O’Korn made his first career start and responded by throwing for 281 yards and three touchdowns, while WR Deontay Greenberry had six catches for 146 yards and a TD.

Memphis picked up its first win of the season as the Tigers scored a solid 31-7 decision against Arkansas State at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis churned out 329 rushing yards and 505 yards of total offense while holding the Red Wolves scoreless in the final three quarters. RB Marquis Warford rushed for 173 yards and a
touchdown on 11 carries, while RB Brandon Hayes had 114 yards and a TD on 18 attempts. DE Martin Ifedi had 10 tackles with 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss for the Tigers.

Cincinnati was locked in a scoreless battle with Miami (Ohio) for three quarters, but the Bearcats pulled away with two touchdowns in the final five minutes to claim a 14-0 win and hold on to the Victory Bell for the eighth straight year. The Bearcat defense delivered this win as Cincinnati held the RedHawks to just 87 yards of offense and four first downs.

UConn held a 21-7 third-quarter lead against No. 15/14 Michigan, but the Wolverines scored the final 17 points to
hand the Huskies a 24-21 setback in front of a record crowd of 42,704 at Rentschler Field. The Huskies had just 206 yards of offense, but LB Yawin Smallwood (13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble) led a UConn defense that forced four turnovers and held the Wolverines to 289 total yards.


Coaching Tenure The American Athletic Conference has four head coaches who have won a combined 508 games. The other six coaches have won a combined 71 games.

All-Time Head Coaching Victories:

Paul Pasqualoni, UConn 151
Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati 134
George O’Leary, UCF 115
June Jones, SMU 108
Charlie Strong, Louisville 29
Willie Taggart, USF 16
Kyle Flood, Rutgers 12
Tony Levine, Houston 9
Justin Fuente, Memphis 5
Matt Rhule, Temple 0


USF has two top defensive players to watch for:

DE Aaron Lynch
LB DeDe Lattimore


USF (0-3, 0-0 American)
Last: Lost to Florida Atlantic, 28-10
Next: Sept. 28 vs. Miami (Fla.)

American Ranks
Total Offense...........257.3.... 10th
Total Defense..........310.3...... 4th
Scoring Offense......12.3..... 10th
Scoring Defense.....34.0....... 9th

• RB Marcus Shaw rushed for
a career-high 153 yards in
the loss to Florida Atlantic.

• Shaw broke the 100-yard
barrier for the second time
in three games. He has had
100 yards by halftime in both

• USF fell victim to a 3-1
turnover margin in the loss
to the Owls.

• Shaw is averaging 131.3
rushing yards per game.

• USF has outscored its first
three opponents by a 17-9
margin in the first quarter,
but has been outscored
93-20 in the other three

• USF had a bye in Week 4.


SOUP..is this "AAC Day" or something haha


SOUP..My cousin might be going to the game since he now lives in Tampa, I might stir him your way


UMike...I got an email from UM/USF ADs about the teams and the game so I copied and pasted some stuff here (prolly too much? LOL). Look at the list of coaches though, impressive, yes?

Send your cousin to our tailgate for sure! Details to follow.


USF had a bye week, they have a good RB and two good defenders, but that's all they have in their favor from what I can tell. Even the local Tampa media said publicly on radio and TV that the USF team is a mess and that the coaching is very POOR.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup and UMike Bringing the Heat today. Soup I am out for the USF game cant make it man. I know the CaneSpace Crew gonna represent hard. See U guys for GT. Go Canes! BTW I think we beat GT. I just know last year we beat them 42-36 in OT in a thriller. I fully expect both us and the Jackets to be 4-0 come October 5th at Sun Life and hope its not a high noon game.


USF (0-3, 0-0 American):

8/31 McNeese State (ESPN3) L, 21-53 35

9/7 at Michigan State (ESPNU) L, 6-21

9/14 Florida Atlantic (ESPN3) L, 10-28

USF listed AVG attendance: 34K


Below is the Miami Hurricanes ACC Injury Report after the Savannah State game.

Surgery / Out for Season:

Nothing to report

The next injury report will be released Thursday before the USF game.


Terrance Sullivan

Miami listed average attendance is 56,563 for the season. With paid attendance of 50,151 for FAU, 76,968 for UF, and 42,571 for SSU. Interesting tidbit of the 6 home games last year only 2 had a paid attendance over 40,000 that was for FSU 73,350 and UNC at 58,500. the other 4 games against VT, NC State, BCU, USF had under 40,000 paid attendance. Go Canes!


Miami must win the Coastal.



Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 in state and federal waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles, the season will remain open through Oct. 14, closing on Oct. 15.

These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches, and the daily bag limit is two per harvester, per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on for-hire vessels.

Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when fishing for any reef species, including red snapper, in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed on Sept. 3. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adopting similar changes at a future meeting. The intent of these rules is to help conserve fishery resources by increasing the chances for a fish to survive after being caught and released.

Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on “Saltwater” and “Recreational Regulations.”


Mmmmmm Snapper, had mangrove snapper last night. Dallas caught a mess of em in Tampa Bay saturday.

Dem Canes!!!


Good news:

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 37m

Shane McDermott walking down an empty #Canes practice field w no boot

Terrance Sullivan

Agreed LB. Miami must win the Coastal.


Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Miami

Chick-fil-A-Bowl, dec 31:florda



Tyre Brady announcing Wednesday or Thursday.

Cane, IMO.


Tyre Brady announcing Wednesday or Thursday.

Cane, IMO.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

PS - This wasn't made public. Little birdie told me. We'll see if he's right.


Ohio..PapaCane Tweeted we would get a commit in a few days on the O side of the ball, I think most people think it will be Brady, so Im with you. I thought he was a Cane months ago, I think he just really liked his KY visit lol


Ohio..PapaCane Tweeted we would get a commit in a few days on the O side of the ball, I think most people think it will be Brady, so Im with you. I thought he was a Cane months ago, I think he just really liked his KY visit lol

Posted by: UMike | September 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Hadn't seen that yet. U post it here?

I skimmed through comments this morning, but been busy as hell with work and preparing my girls for our conference soccer tourney that starts this week.


Yea I posted about it this morning..I think Brady is a Cane for sure now.


Their clowning PapaCane on CIS.. lol



NEW ORLEANS -- Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson said Monday that he lost the top of his left middle finger just above the knuckle during Sunday's loss to the New Orleans

Johnson realized the significance of the injury when he pulled his hand out of his glove and the fingertip was still in it.

He underwent surgery Sunday night. Doctors shaved down the bone in the finger to prevent infection. There were no plans to reattach the finger, and Johnson's injury may take a few weeks to heal.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians left the door open for Johnson to play Sunday against Tampa Bay.

"It's day to day," Arians said Monday. "It's just a matter of pain tolerance."

Johnson thinks the injury occurred just before halftime during a punt return by the Saints' Darren Sproles. He is unsure how it happened and will watch game film Monday to try to get a better idea.

Johnson realized he was hurt when he looked down and saw blood coming out of his glove.

He tweeted about the injury Monday in a response to a question from a producer for "The Dan Patrick Show."

@PaulPabst lost top portion of it. Had exposed bone and skin shaved down yesterday and stitched up. Prob most painful injury I've had.
— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) September 23, 2013

Johnson was credited with three tackles in the Cardinals' 31-7 loss.

In other injury news, Cardinals starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander will miss the rest of the season with injuries sustained in Sunday's loss, Arians said Monday.

Acho has a broken fibula and Alexander is out with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot. Both will be placed on injured reserve.


That's really funny, UMike.

Who the eff is Tyre Brady?


Oh, recruiting. Right.

Moving on.


Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 5m

The Heat signed undrafted UCLA PG Larry Drew II today.


BTW, the "little birdie" wasn't Papa Cane. Lol


Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 1m

Crazy @MiamiHurricanes stat via @canesvoice. 17 of Clive Walford's last 18 catches have resulted in 1st Down or TD. pic.twitter.com/L9T4dqGXgh

Again, get Clive the ball more...


Happy Monday, Canes fans.


Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 48m

RT @smillerdegnan: My blog from practice: strong quotes from .@GoldenAl on future #UM #Canes QB Kevin Olsen. http://bit.ly/17XhDnO

From the article:

"Golden did not seem nearly as pleased with freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen, who is obviously being redshirted.

Golden was asked how Kevin Olsen was doing. The answer sure sounded like he needs to work harder all-around on his game.

"He's got to learn the game,'' Golden said. "He's got to be obedient to a regimen to be a quarterback and it's got to be the same everyday. He's got to be disciplined in terms of that. He's not there yet. He hasn't owned the process. He's got to really improve the mental aspects of his game so that he can play the game fast and he can't waste his time, can't waste this year.

"He's got to get better. He's out here right now throwing. He's got to. He's got to be out here throwing everyday. And when we're not throwing he's got to be throwing anyway.

"He's got to be watching the way Stephen and Ryan conduct themselves and how they run the offense. He's got to know every signal, every call. He's got to make the right Mike calls on runs, get us in the right protection. He's got to get going on that side of it so he can play fast."

Mountain Cane

Olsen clearly in the dog house.

If Kaaya signs and enrolls in January that will add to what already is going to be a serious qb competition.

Williams looks sharp--- the knock on him is you'd only get 1 year and then have another new qb. If we have a few more blowouts and he sees significant time this year, that would be a big plus for him.


Mountain, I forsee Williams playing about 2 quarters next week lol.

(Not because Morris "can't" go, either)

Mountain Cane

Ohio, I'd guess you are right. South Florida looks crappy.


Again, get Clive the ball more...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 23, 2013 at 02:22 PM

Him AND Sandland!

More is better.


Olsen's not in the dog house. But he's not going to start next year, either.


Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 23, 2013 at 02:32 PM

Interesting, Golden said almost the same things about Dewey.


Ryan Williams is the backup and a JR... so rightfully he would be up next when Morris graduates.

After that, it's between Crow and Olsen.

I think coaches are very aware of the QB standings... which have to be well managed...

It's pretty much a statement to Olsen that if he wants to be the next after Williams, then he's got to step up.

Mountain Cane

Calgary, while it may be Williams' job to lose, I don't think it is a lock by any means.

Being a senior next year cuts both ways.


^^^ totally agree.


Interesting, Golden said almost the same things about Dewey.

Posted by: CaneRock | September 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM

Anything less than a 110% commitment by every single player will not be tolerated no matter who U are or what legacy you have and I don't care if your last name is Lewis, Olsen, Irvin or otherwise.


Miami favlred by 18.5 on the road against USF. That's unprecedented. USF is coming off a bye week and will be prepared. Canes will still cover. This Canes team seems to get better and better. I will still look very closely at the execution of the plays called in a very vanilla game plan. I will look to see who can be trusted when the lights are on. If Coley and AQM and Sandland contribute and play well, this Hurricane offense can be special.


I am going out on a limb and suggest that Dorsett better step up and play much better because Coley and Waters are aiming to take some of his reps.

Dorsett's disagreement with Morris on the routes will be put to an end when another receiver who can run better routes and communicate with his quarterback starts taking his reps with the first team. Dorsett is fast and runs good deep routes.
But Dorsett can be better. Dorsett needs to look over his shoulder and step up against USF.


Dorsett is fine!!!! He's been getting double coverage


Somewhere in Alabama, a very frustrated college football coach is reading this blog and shaking his head...knowing what is to come in January.

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