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November 17, 2013

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hitter

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

LA3

Speaking on Cinny.....

Maybe someone should look at their D-Coach.
Art Kaufman!

Northwestern State (LB)
Northwestern State (DC/LB)
Ole Miss (OLB/DEs)
Louisiana Tech (DC/LB)
Ole Miss (DC/LB)
Arkansas Tech(DC/LBs)
East Carolina (DC/LBs)
Middle Tennessee (LBs)
Southern Miss (DL/ST)
North Carolina (LBs)
North Carolina (DC/LBs)
Texas Tech (DC)
Cincinnati (DC)

In 1995, he returned to Ole Miss as the new defensive coordinator under then first-time head coach Tommy Tuberville.[3] Kaufman remained at the position for two years after Tuberville's departure to Auburn. From 1997-2000 under his tenure, Ole Miss appeared in four straight bowl games: the 1997 Motor City Bowl, the 1998 Independence Bowl, the 1999 Independence Bowl, and the 2000 Music City Bowl.[5] Additionally, in 1999 Kaufman's defense ranked fourth nationally in rushing defense.[4]

He then coached the 2008 season as the defensive line and special teams coach for Southern Miss, before accepting a position once again as linebackers coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.[4] Kaufman was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Tar Heels by interim head coach Everett Withers, filling the spot Withers had vacated upon the firing of head coach Butch Davis.[3] In the 2009 season, Kaufman was named to the list of finalists for the Broyles Award given to the top assistant in college football.[6]

Kaufman inherited a Red Raider defense ranked 114 out of 120 in total defense, and last in the country in rushing defense.[8] In the opening game of the 2012 season against the Northwestern State Demons, Kaufman's defense set a school record of only 84 yards allowed.[9] After the third game versus the New Mexico Lobos, the Red Raiders were 2nd in total defense in the country.[10] Following a bye the week of September 22, the Red Raiders rose to number 1 in total defense.[11] The Red Raiders maintained their number 1 ranking after a Week 5 defeat of their first Big 12 conference opponent, the Iowa State Cyclones. Kaufman's defense held the Cyclones to 189 yards of total offense.[12] Following this performance, Kaufman was named by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as the frontrunner for the Broyles Award.[13]

After a loss at home to the 14th ranked Oklahoma Sooners and an upset victory over 5th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, Kaufman's defense ranked 4th in total yards allowed.[14] In the upset victory over West Virginia, the Red Raiders held Heisman Trophy-frontrunner Geno Smith to 275 yards, a passing efficiency rating of 100.71, and one touchdown pass.[15] The win marked the most lopsided victory over a top-5 opponent in school history, and marked the debut of the Red Raiders in the BCS rankings at number 17. Kaufman was again praised for the performance of the defense, with Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports also naming him as the frontrunner for the Broyles Award.[16]

He has been around. Played LB. Has been D CORD, LB, OLD, DE position coach... Mentioned 3X as Brolyles Award Finalist!

They are 8-2 Should be 10-0. Not saying they are great....not close...but this guy is diamond in the rough and has coached on some big stages...against for top tier teams and players.

Terrance Sullivan

ColdCane Cool. Holla at me Friday I will be at the Hampton Inn in Plantation. Go Canes! Beat Virginia!

LA3

Memphis??? I mean...the numbers look good but we are the U.
They are 4-8 last year....3-6 this year.

Sat, Sept 7 vsDuke L28-14
Sat, Sept 14 @Middle Tennessee L17-15
Sat, Sept 21 vsArkansas State W31-7
Sat, Oct 5 vsUCF L24-17
Sat, Oct 12 @Houston L25-15
Sat, Oct 19 vsSMU L34-29
Wed, Oct 30 vsCincinnati L34-21
Sat, Nov 9 vsUT Martin W21-6
Sat, Nov 16 @South Florida W23-10 3-6
Sat, Nov 23 @#21 Louisville 12:00 PM ET

You are going to find out all you need to know about Barry Odom when they play the Ville! Teddy is going to light them up!

If we are looking for diamond in the rough...I don't want him coming from Memphis via Missouri. Just my two cents.

UpNorthCane27

Cant stand that asshole but hes a tremendous soccer player man

Ohio_Cane

Ronaldo**

Ohio_Cane

UpNorth, ya I saw Rinaldo's hat trick. Pretty sick.

UpNorthCane27

Ohio today was a perfect example for soup to watch some european soccer... Nothing but goals and wild finishes for the last spots in the world cup being held in brazil.

UpNorthCane27

CGNC he actually went back in he just got hurt again and was out for the 4th quarter

CGNC

Posted by: NigeianCane | November 19, 2013 at 03:56 PM

Belichick sat Talib after he got into it with Steve Smith last night

CGNC

Canes

hitter

u

SOUP

LA3 and others thanks for your feedback.

Memphis and GT are two schools I am looking at among six to eight other college teams and the three pro teams mentioned.

SOUP

863...321...904.

AfriCane

& if it was on the players like D'no is saying, y the hell didn't bench 1st & 2nd teasers in the 2nd half & put in 3rd teamers. They couldn't have done worse & it would have sent a message.

Account Deleted

Can only imagine what the blog would be like if we had a tough game ahead of us on Saturday...

then again, if we lose to VA this weekend.....

LA3

Soup....I don't know answer to you questions about Def.
I think some defenses are a player or two off one year...or injury off. Under perform then come back the following year ALL WORLD.
But it is usually a mix of a SOLID SYSTEM in place and all the guys know it, upper class men have been in for years, and then some young guys that are BALLERS. And there is always a FORCE on the DL and LB. Monster...
Think about Gators...#2 made their def GREAT! Without him they were ok but know guys have played in system a few games and they are performing better.

Texas Fired they D Coach. USC fired Kiffin! Ga Tech fired D Coach last year. Clemson got V from Stoops a few years ago. LSU got Johnny Boy.
Charlie Strong a Ville…#70 2009 to #17 2010 scoring Defense. 2011 #15. 2012 was off #38.
Who are the defensive minds in the GAME? Saban, Ryan, Strong, Stoops,,,, find one of their guys that has worked a few positions and then bring him in. Hello Saban coaches the crap out of DB….bring in this DB coach.

AfriCane

Soup, that was a real man's blog u put out. Simply put, we r all we got as canes fan. Also, this goes deeper than sports. We all need to look our lives. R we where should be in life. R we giving our best performance in life? If the answer is no, then we r simply using our team to fill the inadequacies in our own lives. We r simply using our team success (when we win) to fill the voids in our own lives. We need our team to win so we can feel better so we don't have to think of the failures in our own lives.
Rome is not always built in a day. So many big teams suffered before they made it back to the top& so many new teams r coming of age. I'm not saying we should accept failure. And surely, changes need to be made. And like everyone, I believe it @ DC. But it is not an Armageddon scenario. But I do believe its DEFCON 1; time for big changes by the guy with the Golden penis.

LA3

Top 3…..
1. Situational awareness! Staff, Off, Def-Entire Team. Sick and tired of it being 3 &2 or 4&2….watching #17 try to force the ball 10-15 yards down field. Then on DEF, 3&10+ and our guys are running backwards or have backs turned to the play. GUYS not fighting for the extra yard or two-CUT UP field not out of bounds. And DEF not tackling or hitting like every inch matters!
Stay on field wit OFF and Get off the field on DEF on 3rd!
2. Rotating Players!!!! SOB. Do we not know who our best players are? Are they not “conditioned” effort to play 75-80% of snaps! Put best PLAYERS on the field and let them play…learn to play with each other and learn what works for them. OL, DL, LB, DB, WR….. We are rotating to be fresh at end of games-WHAT CARES if you are done by 20!
3. DEFENSE talent….I disagree with most. I think we have talent…And I don’t think they are one trick ponies like they are being played. We have “played” the guys that DNO thought were the best….they have not worked. Give the over guys a chance for a few series…EVERY DOWN….and see what they have got. MIGHT FRICKIN SURPRISE YA. And let the kids play to their strengths! I think we have some speed rushers that need to do just that…..rush to the spot and have LB fill in behind them or cover gaps. We have DB’s that are man to man guys….put them on an island and tell em “THIS IS YOUR WORLD”. See how they handle it. Put our best DB on other teams best WR. Try to shut him down.

CaneRock

Look for UM to announce later today that it has booked Cincinnati for a home-and-home football series. The Bearcats will visit Sun Life Stadium in 2014 and UM will visit Cincinnati in 2015.

That leaves UM with this non-conference schedule next season: at Nebraska, home against Arkansas State, home against Florida A&M and home against Cincinnati.

The Bearcats are 8-2 this season and have won five in a row. UM had spoken to Southern Mississippi about playing in 2014, but as those talks fizzled, Cincinnati emerged as a realistic option.

The Nebraska and Arkansas State games are both part of home-and-home series. Nebraska will visit UM in 2015, and UM will visit Arkansas State in 2017.

Notre Dame, Toledo and Michigan State are also scheduled for future non-conference series against UM. Check back later today for a lot more UM news.

UpNorthCane27

Canerock I've been following that very closely. I think it is an awesome opportunity for lebron he has learned alot by being involved with the fenway group who owns Liverpool.

Coldcane

Soup, Sully am I still good for the tickets for this Saturday's game...I have been traveling for the past few days but I am on US soil now and will be heading to FL on Friday

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane,UpNorth...James confirmed Monday he is involved in an “open dialogue” with Beckham about possibly owning a share of an MLS franchise in Miami.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/19/3763122/miami-heats-lebron-james-might.html#storylink=cpy

CalgaryCane

Let's assume that you started out as an accountant and you told your buddy how to go about his business, which he did, causing the trouble with the IRS, then what?

Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

But how about your shareholders (players, university, fans) who you as the CEO are also accountable to? It's a dilemma - to fire your friend, but it's pretty clear what the answer should be.

RCCF

A career TE is Calling our Defense with a BFF Linebacker who never amounted to anything better than marginal....

RCCFsmh..

The Dude

That's a good point Vfb, but I still think for the sake of the business, I have to move on. I don't want to make it sound like it would be an easy choice because its not. But the business has to be profitable and stay out of trouble for both of us to make money. I'd offer my friend a different set of duties and bring in an expert on the financial side. If my friend refuses, I don't have any choice but to let him go.

TJL

UNO after UNO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

Dorsett is cleared to play, and coaches will make sure he's ready to go this week. Questionable it seems, but likely could play.

canezilla

CANES NON ACC SCHEDULE NEXT YEAR..FL A&M ARKANSAS ST,CINCY,AT NEBRASKA

VfB_Cane

I totally agree with you guys. If I run a business, and my best friend was my accountant (which he is) and he got me in trouble with the IRS every year, it would be time to find a new accountant. Sorry bro, I was wrong, this isn't working for me.

Posted by: The Dude | November 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Let's assume that you started out as an accountant and you told your buddy how to go about his business, which he did, causing the trouble with the IRS, then what?

Mountain Cane

Btw, first after noon.

Mountain Cane

Bingo, Dude. This isn't a personal issue or a personality issue. The results are way below acceptable and a change is needed. Specifically, the results are well below acceptable for the defensive talent on the premises, recognizing that the NCAA denacle period impacted recruiting.

j.w.

Morning folks, 3 things? Just 3 things, Soup? :)
1) Doing the same thing over and over on offense that fails every time. Examples: Stretch play with Crawford; Forcing a 3rd and long pass into the primary option when he is double-teamed.
2) Failure to identify and correct mistakes, even when the problems are seemingly obvious. Examples: Inability to recruit good DT's for 4 years; LB when opponents are running right at the middle of the line; Cornerbacks refusal to get within 8 yards of any WR (or is it 15 yards?)
3) Pretending Morris isn't hurt.

The Dude

I totally agree with you guys. If I run a business, and my best friend was my accountant (which he is) and he got me in trouble with the IRS every year, it would be time to find a new accountant. Sorry bro, I was wrong, this isn't working for me.

CaneRock

Nick Saban:

Football- 3rd and Short Coverages

Play Press Man most of the time, especially in 3rd and Short situations.

Importance of knowing the difference between in phase and out of phase, and the difference in technique between the two.

3rd and 5 playing soft zone is stupid, you will get beat for a first down.

Bump and run gives a 50-50 chance of making a play on the ball

Get the second step on the ground quick (Coaches the kick slide instead of the false step)

Stay square on the second step. Do not squat feet on move. Keep shoulders over toes.

One hand jam on middle of the field coverage. Two hand jam will get you beat if he WR rips outside of you.

If you have someone over the top of you two hand jam is fine.

Jam him with the off hand of the direction he releases.

Teaches speed turn (baseball turn) on double move.

CalgaryCane

Posted by: The Dude | November 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Golden: "Damm DNO... can't implement my defensive scheme properly! Time for him to go!"

The Dude

I also hate the "well next season is the big one" talk. We live in the now. This thing has to turn around now. I swear I wrote a long post about this when Randy was fired.

Mountain Cane

Dude, I was operating under the impression that Golden would have realized the times and conditions have changed. You have to attack or the other guy is almost certain to score. The way the rules are slanted, he's got a good chance of scoring anyway.

Starting with a new DC is the best short term chance we have to see real change.

Btw, am I the only guy in America who finds 55-49 type games boring?

The Dude

MountainCane, consider this: Golden can't fire D'Onofrio because its Al's defense. How can he be accountable if its his defense? He'd have to fire himself. Firing D'Onofrio would be being unaccountable to himself. That being said, the accountable thing to do would be to admitt that he (Al) doesn't know what he's doing, demote D'Onofrio, bring in someone that does know what he's doing. If D'Onofrio says he won't take a demotion, then show him the door.

The Dude

I hate the media. Everyone talking about the job David Cutcliffe has done at Duke. No one calling out Al Golden or Frank Beamer. FSU is going to smash Duke.

Keoki


That 2007 Virginia loss is probably still the low point of my existence as a 'Canes fan.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

+1

Mountain Cane

I am totally indifferent as to the form of a D'No departure. If you think Golden would never fire D'No, then you must believe that Golden's accountability speeches are nonsense, right?

If instead of a firing, D'No left, I'm fine with that. And I'm indifferent as to whether it was truly voluntary or "encouraged".

CGNC

Good morning party people! Watched the Patriots - Panthers game last night. Refreshing to see what good football actually looks like

Go Canes

Mountain I feel your pain but you are dreaming if you think Coach Golden is going to fire Coach D.

He will step down first. I dont claim to know much, but that's one thing I guarantee you is never going to happen.

The only way Dnofrio leaves is if he resigns against Al's wishes, which in my opinion a good friend does in this situation.


VA Cane

We do not want to play TAMU, LSU, Georgia. Some say you get better by playing better competition. At the beginning of the season I think I might have said wait and see about playing those guys. Now it is no. The best team we have played is GT. UF is horrible, that win pales now as to what it was thought to be. A win is a win, but the 7 wins we have are not so impressive. The losses look ugly as we were really exposed to what we are. We are an average college team, somewhere in the top 35 to 50.

LSU intimidated us at the bowl game we backed down in the game and fighting. Hell at least beat someones AZZ off the field don't lose both. We play a good team, we embarrass these kids and go into spring with hung heads. These kids are beat psychologically. The success has been smoke and mirrors, and we need to make some serious changes. I have not said fire anybody now....but AG needs to look at the staff...and some players and decide do I want to build a top notch program, with the best coaches and players, or do I want to make a lot of money, help all my buddies make a lot of money, let the players be pawns in the game (Bob Dylan thank you) and allow a storied program to spiral downward instead of to the top where I said was my goal? Face reality tell the truth get a plan and execute it. JMO

Mountain Cane

Go Canes, I think you are being far too kind. Replacing D'No would hardly be change for change sake.

I don't think Golden or anyone else needs to ponder why our defense is embarrassing. We don't have the least amount of defensive talent by a long shot (even though undermanned a bit, esp on D line), but we do have one of the worst defenses in the nation.

Opponents can literally choose to beat us with the run or the pass as we cannot stop either. We sit in a never never land scheme that makes no sense, especially as offense is played today.

Ga Tech fired their DC in mid season last year. Amazed that we haven't done the same.

I buy into Golden's words on accountability. I'd like to see action consistent with that.

UpNorthCane27

Question to those who are more familiar with defensive schemes....

Alot of people ive heard said they would love schiano back as Defensive coordinator. but doesn't he run a zone defense also and very little man to man? i couldve sworn that was one of the issues darrelle revis was having with him.

OOOO and on offense can we please stop fing looking to the sidelines and adjusting the play gooddammit that shit is annoying thats why you huddle and then you adjust and call an audible you dont take ur goddamn time and let the defense set every single time.

dj moonbat

That performance Saturday was perhaps the worst I have ever seen from a Hurricane football team and completely unacceptable.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 19, 2013 at 10:14 AM


Sadly, I remember worse. The last game at the Orange Bowl. Miami lost 48-0 to a not-very-good Virginia team, and had less than 200 yards of offense.

Sure, losing to Duke at all is a Very Bad Thing. But at least UM moved the ball (565 yards) and scored points (23). That 2007 Virginia loss is probably still the low point of my existence as a 'Canes fan.

Go Canes

Think I am the only one who still has faith in this staff, especially Coach Golden.

Scheme has not been good, there is no doubt about that, but execution has been just as bad.

We need better players on D, that's for sure. A big step, literally, is signing the three massive DT commitments we have.

But don't get me wrong. Our head coach needs to take a long hard look at the way his team his being coached on the defensive end of the ball.

That performance Saturday was perhaps the worst I have ever seen from a Hurricane football team and completely unacceptable.

I'm not a big believer in change for the sake of change, especially with the limitations this staff has been forced to recruit under.

But next season and the one after that are huge for the future of our program.

Ohio_Cane

FBSchedules.com ‏@FBSchedules 12m

Miami (FL) 2014 non-conference opponents: Arkansas State, Cincinnati, FAMU, at Nebraska.

Ohio_Cane

SOTU writers ‏@TheStateOfTheU 1m

Multiple media reports say UM will announce Home and Home with Cincinnati in Football the next 2 years. Here in 2014, there 2015.

VA Cane

My three biggest peeves are simple

1 The overall quality of coaching and development of players

2 the denial of a problem with the O and D schemes

3 the glaring lack of fundamental football in our players

herbieibis

We'd have a better chance of beating Bama, than a team like Texas A&M, who runs the spread option. Manzel would have 500yds of offense himself against us and truthfully, if we couldn't stop Duke, I'd hate to see what a team like A&M would do to us.
For all of us wanting DENO canned, it's an exciting thought right now but if history of late has anything to do with it, it hasn't been that kind either. Ever since Shannon dropped the De-Coordinator job and took the head coaching job, the last 4or 5 we've had haven't been great.

canezilla


Chick-fa-lay bowl still possible! That would be a HUGE bowl game for this team and coaches. biggest in many years! STILL ALOT TO PLAY FOR!!!! Win out and its very possible we make it to Atlanta! Best nonBCS bowl game every year period!!

Come on Canes let's finish STRONG!

Posted by: Surfercane | November 19, 2013 at 07:26 AM
AND PLAY WHO? A SEC TEAM LIKE UGA OR TEXAS A&M,,NO THANKS WE SHOULD GO TO A SMALLER BOWL AND PLAY A AAC TEAM AND HOPEFULLY WIN

thirstybuzzardcane

After watching the b-ball game last night, I was really impressed with Manu Lecomte....He has the same skills (If not better) than what Larkin did when he was a freshman. Manu has really good control and ball handling skills, so the future looks bright for the b-ball team.

thirstybuzzardcane


1st!! for this morning

Posted by: TJL | November 19, 2013 at 06:27 AM


Technically your 2nd....Calgary Cane was 1st @12:11 am.

dj moonbat

This is at Memphis. When this guy showed up last year, the team instantly gave up 30% fewer yards. This year, they went further -- going from 52nd to 14th in total defense.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 19, 2013 at 08:29 AM


Oops. 50th; not 52nd. The year before that, Memphis was 117th. So 103 spots in the defensive rankings in the two years since that guy took over the defense.

dj moonbat

Here's another, much younger, guy who took a real nobody team and got them into this year's top 20 defenses:

http://www.gotigersgo.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/odom_barry00.html

This is at Memphis. When this guy showed up last year, the team instantly gave up 30% fewer yards. This year, they went further -- going from 52nd to 14th in total defense.

Again, I have never seen this team play. These are just numbers. One good thing about operating that way is that I'm not being guided by sportscaster hype. One bad thing is that they may not actually be much to look at on the field...

LB

Despite what may be presented to us, D'Onofrio's history does not lie.

It took five years for his defense to pitch a shutout at Temple. It is year three, and UM has yet to have a shutout during his tenure.

By the way, it was the DEFENSE that cost UM a nine win season last year. It was also the defense that cost us UM's first ever appearance in Charlotte in back to back weeks.

The only chance D'Onofrio has to be successful is if he has eight beasts on the defensive line. That will take years, if ever.

I sincerely hope Golden is not obtuse enough to keep D'Onofrio.

Good news: if D'Onofrio does get replaced, then UM's forecast seems bright.

Surfercane

Chick-fa-lay bowl still possible! That would be a HUGE bowl game for this team and coaches. biggest in many years! STILL ALOT TO PLAY FOR!!!! Win out and its very possible we make it to Atlanta! Best nonBCS bowl game every year period!!

Come on Canes let's finish STRONG!

360Cane

So all my posts were deleted because I want join the negative nancy parade. If Stoops can bring in NFL talent and have 3 5* on that line, why not our DC?

We have no stars playing on that field. Lol

LB

"If the spread option was INSTANT juice for underperforming offenses what is the INSTANT juice for an underperforming defense?"

Aggression. Blitz. A new coordinator.

Fire D'Onofrio. Now.

SOUP

If anyone follows the Panthers, Saints or Chiefs and can do some research on their web sites on Defensive coaches/changes over the last two years then post it there.

Tony...email me at: canespace86@aol.com

canezilla

TUESDAY..AND WE STILL LOST TO DUKE!

TJL

1st!! for this morning

CalgaryCane

Going by your analogy, I would say blitz...but out blitzes were well countered by opponents. There's man, there's zone and try to cover all the mismatches that the opponents throw at you. (Against FSU, but not much against other teams). You can bump their receivers or try to lay the wood a couple of times, or concentrate on stripping the ball or intercepting...or pressuring the QB. In the end our badly coached D couldn't quite do any of the above well.

SOUP

The 3-5-3/3-3-5...I think that's what Strong used His last few years at UF.

Posted by: CaneRock | November 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Berry, berry interesting.

Sarasota 'cane

Brady and the Pats got hosed!

SOUP

Saints, Panthers and Chiefs.

Got it.

Terrance Sullivan

Anytime after 6pm eastern or 5pm central my time KYCane.

The Dude

Yeah, I'm looking at it and you are right SOUP, Stoops recruited his butt off, but he also turned a ton of guys around and made an underperforming program elite very quickly. He's put a ton of guys in the pros wherever he goes. Also Rob Ryan comes to mind in that the Saints D is pretty good. He's a good example of what happens when the environment isn't toxic.

KYcane

Terrance...what is a good time to call tomorrow?

SOUP

Thanks guys. Keep bringing the ideas and stats.

CaneRock

what is the INSTANT juice for an underperforming defense?

Posted by: SOUP | November 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM

The 3-5-3/3-3-5...I think that's what Strong used His last few years at UF.

The Dude

Let me look at it closer and I'll get back to you.

The Dude

Actually FSU was really similar to Miami. A lot of talented guys not living up to expectations. I think stoops was only there 2 or 3 years. He did recruit really well, but the guys he helped to put in the pros were sophmores and juniors when he got there.

laquinton

Well look at the 49ers

SOUP

Herb...Chiefs and Panthers in the pros got it.

What are they/did they do different?

BEERicane

Welcome back, OGV you were dead wrong about the DoughBoy Reggie Johnson. How much $$$ is he making in the league? : )

SOUP

Yeah but Stoops just recruited the BEST D players. I don't think there was a secret to his method?

The Dude

The last year Stoops was there the highest amount they gave up was 37 twice to Clemson and Florida. Every other game was 22 points or less (11 times), 9 games 15 points or less and 2 shutouts although I think they were against D2 schools. It still shows what happens when you have a guy that knows what he's doing as a DC.

The Dude

Soup,

Mark Stoops came into FSU when they were ranked 108 in total D. He turned them into one of the 3 best defenses in the country. He loaded them up like a bazooka. Werner, Carradine, Joyner, Those DTs they have this year, Jones and another DE I can't remember all of their names but there is a ton of NFL talent on that D.

laquinton

Soup,

I will say the greatly outplayed 3-4 defense that Miami has been putting on display.

Montreal-Cane

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James Kelly scored 18 points to lead a hot-shooting Miami to a 70-54 win over the College of Charleston on Monday night.

The Hurricanes (3-1) led by 15 at halftime, but Charleston came out and hit the first two shots of the second half to cut Miami's lead to 40-29.

The Cougars (1-3) had the ball again, but came up empty on a 90-second possession. Kelly then hit a 3-pointer and Tonye Jekiri hit an uncontested layup that started a 15-6 run. By the time Donnavan Kirk hit a runner in the lane, the Hurricanes were up 55-35 with 10 minutes to go.

Charleston would cut the lead to nine with three minutes left, but Manu Lecomte hit a driving layup and the Cougars never got closer.

Miami shot 7-of-11 on 3-pointers after coming into the game making just 29 percent of its shots behind the arc, including an 0-for-15 night in the Hurricanes season-opening upset loss to St. Francis Brooklyn.

The defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions shot 51 percent (26-of-51) on the night and made 11 of their 12 free throws.

The Cougars shot 45 percent (19-of-42) for the game, but made just 11 of their 22 free throws.

Rion Brown scored 15 points and Lecomte added 14, while Kirk had nine points and nine rebounds for the Hurricanes.

Willis Hall and Joe Chealey added 12 points each for Charleston.

The evening seemed primed for an upset. It was Miami's first road game and the Hurricanes lost their top six players from last season's team who combined to score nearly 87 percent of their points.

The Cougars have knocked off ACC teams before, going 8-28 against the conference. That includes a win over then No. 9 North Carolina in 2010 and an NCAA tournament victory over Maryland in 1997. Charleston had a two-game winning streak over ACC teams beating Clemson in 2011 and Boston College in 2012.

And they started fast. Charleston hit its first three shots and took a 7-2 lead. But Miami changed defenses and a 3-pointer by Kirk and a dunk by Kelly tied the game at 7. Charleston led just once more at 10-9 on a Chealey 3-pointer.

Miami led 21-19 when Garrius Adams' 3-pointer started a 19-6 run to end the half. The Hurricanes made 6-of-9 3-pointers, completely negating Charleston's 56 percent shooting (9-of-16) first half.

herbieibis

Soup,
Has to be the Panthers in the pros, defensively or the chiefs.
Naming 3 things that frustrates The Herb is frustrating in it's self. How about 10 things.
1. Run the FB in short yardage situations, not our 190 RB's.
2. Stop running so much on first & second down.
3. Run more Oklahoma drills in practice to toughen up our pansy no tackling defense.
4. Throw more slants and crossing routes, so our receivers can at least run with the ball after the catch.
5. Let Morris check out of a bad play.
6. More Bump & run with a blitz package.
7. Find a coordinator that can actually make his players better.
8. Find us an All-American defensive tackle, some how some way and while we're at it a LB too!
9. We play bump & run until we get the other team gets inside the 20, then we play 10 yds off the ball.
10. Find a language translater, because whatever language Deno is using at halftime, they obviously don't understand English.

Sarasota 'cane

Didn't he call for the job the year Shannon was hired ?

Posted by: laquinton | November 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I never heard that. Wasn't he still pulling a check from Cleveland? I also seem to remember reading that Butch's wife hates Miami (The city).

CGNC

"Someone a while back said it..I think it was "Truth" (for you long time bloggers)..he kept saying that DS is perfectly fine with 8-4 and 9-3 records as long as the program is clean, graduating players, no bad media attention etc etc..."

UMike, that was an article in The Herald awhile back, it was one of the Trustees speaking anonimously

SOUP

Let me ask the question another way:

If the spread option was INSTANT juice for underperforming offenses what is the INSTANT juice for an underperforming defense?

laquinton

Welcome back ogv. You were right about the team.

USAFCane

AG gets rid of D'No at the end of the year IMO, he's smart enough.

laquinton

Didn't he call for the job the year Shannon was hired ?

SOUP

Just going by stats, East Carolina jumped from 87 to 15 in total defense last year. New DC is Rick Smith, who came there from USF. But that's just mechanically going through lists of stats.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 18, 2013 at 08:40 PM

Thanks for this. I need MORE!

C'mon people help me out here: best turnaround on defense, college ro pro.

Sarasota 'cane

nybody hear anything about them letting D'no finish the season and then him resigning as coordinator . Also Blake James talking to Butch and that he called for the job years ago right?

Posted by: laquinton | November 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Doesn't seem plausible. D'No won't resign im my opinion and Butch would never work for Al.

dj moonbat

Also Blake James talking to Butch and that he called for the job years ago right ?

Posted by: laquinton | November 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM


Although things are pretty bad, I have trouble believing that UM's powers that be would let James go down that road.

laquinton

Anybody hear anything about them letting D'no finish the season and then him resigning as coordinator . Also Blake James talking to Butch and that he called for the job years ago right ?

SinisterCane

^^^^^^^
and done

SinisterCane


3 things that frustrate me are 1.people using lame excuses like we should lower academic standards. Stanford has standards higher than ours and they ballin. 2.Noon games. 3. We should have at least one more hour to tailgate at Sun Life.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | November 18, 2013 at 08:46 PM

Would you rather have ELITE 5* DT who meets the NCAA minimum or the Stanford wannabes we have now. No one will remember your GPA when all said on done

Canesteeler

OGV welcome home!

The Dude

OGV welcome back.

1. Defense, defense, defense.
I'd simplify everything. Man up a lot more, let the LBs and Safeties run to the ball and let the DL shoot gaps.

2. 3rd down conversion rates on O & D.
My answer to 1 covers the D. As for O, I'd play Ryan Williams and see if he can be more accurate.

3. Short yardage situations.
Play the big back Edwards with Hagens and let one of them blast through the D. If we did this, Duke Johnson wouldn't be injured right now.

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