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November 13, 2014



StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 11s12 seconds ago

Golden "I think (Kaaya) has developed. You're we're starting to see his personality come out...we're very proud of his progress thru the yr"


StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 1m1 minute ago

Golden "(Duke Johnson's play) has been pivotal" Goes on to extoll all the glories of Duke Johnson we know so well.


If the Canes run 40+ times they Willl win this game convincingly. I am confident of that.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

When did we turn into Wisconsin?


StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 39s39 seconds ago

And, poof, like that, Al Golden is done.


When did we turn into Wisconsin?

Posted by: WWIM | November 14, 2014 at 02:10 PM

Who cares? We're winning...


WWIM- I wouldn't go as far as to say we should win. We could win, we can win, etc. but we are not the favorite by any means. My heart says we win, but my head tells me something very different. My gut isn't sure.

Posted by: j.w. | November 14, 2014 at 01:24 PM

Who's QB is playing better, ours or theirs?

Who's RB is playing better, ours or theirs?

Who's D is playing better, ours or theirs?

Hell, who's team is playing better now? Where's the game at? Who's 13-1 at home the last 14 home games?


WWIM...Who's team is playing better?...answer...#TEAMHEAT!...#ALLLLLLLDAY!





Lmao. Jimbo is Urban a couple years ago

That was then this is NOW!

For me the keys to victory,
1.Can we run the ball against a stacked front. FSU should and will try and make Kaaya beat them throwing. What scares me, is every time we've had extra time to prepare for a team we flop like a fish on a boat deck!
2.We have to get to Winston and bring him down. Watching FSU several times this year, Winston throws alot off his back foot, especially slants but some how he completes these passes. We need to press their WR's and knock them off their routes. If we lay back Winston chews us up with slants curls and outs.
3.We have to stop their run game and not let them get outside. FSU basically has a senior laden line-up up front and although they haven't played that well, they still are tough.
4.Play to win the dam game. No playing scared with the play calling.
5.Win the time of possession battle, something we rarely do.
6.Get off the field on 3RD down and make close to half of your own.
7.Play 4 quarters. The last 10 games FSU has played including the Nat'l championship game, the should have lost at least 4 times but as we know have won them all, no matter the score. They have made adjustments at half time better than anyone and as a result, have looked like a championship caliber team in the 2ND half of those games.
8.Dorsett, Coley & Walford have to be difference makers and I'm not talking catching 5 or 6 balls between them like they have most games. The reports I've read are pretty much right on, they don't get a lot of seperation on passes of 20 yds or less because they are not good route runners. Dorsett with all his speed, should average at least 6 catches a game. Bama doesn't have a problem getting Cooper the ball that many times and neither should we.
9.Somebody has to move Goldman out of the way and not let him clog the middle up.
10.FSU has more overall talent than we do on defense but if we play together like we have 4 of the last 5 games, it won't matter things will even out.
11.Win the turn over battle and keep the field flipped. It hasn't seemed to matter much to FSU, mainly because they just flat out have way more talent than everybody they've faced and can over come T.O.'s better than anyone.
FSU has had a lot of luck and the good teams find a way to win those ugly games and we have played pretty ugly on the nat'l stage against Nat'l ranked teams lately, so hopefully the worm will finally have turned and we can take all our frustrations of the last 10 years out on these bums, 35-34. we are close but it will take every thing we have to pull it off.


Hit n Run? Suspended license? Totaled Vehicles? Slurred Speech?

Nothing to see here, keep it moving


2.We have to get to Winston and bring him down. Watching FSU several times this year, Winston throws alot off his back foot, especially slants but some how he completes these passes. We need to press their WR's and knock them off their routes. If we lay back Winston chews us up with slants curls and outs.
3.We have to stop their run game and not let them get outside. FSU basically has a senior laden line-up up front and although they haven't played that well, they still are tough.

Posted by: That was then this is NOW! | November 14, 2014 at 02:44 PM

2. I agree, but we can't play man to man all game, we have to mix it up. But we actually have done a good job of mixing up the coverages as of late.

3. I agree, they haven't played well...but I think that's because they're not that good. I think since they put Cook in, He's made them look better than they really are. And they're starting a RS-Fr at Center BTW.

But good overall breakdown.


WWIM...Who's team is playing better?...answer...#TEAMHEAT!...#ALLLLLLLDAY!

Posted by: CaneRock | November 14, 2014 at 02:17 PM

Da Canes!!!!


Who's QB is playing better, ours or theirs?

Who's RB is playing better, ours or theirs?

Who's D is playing better, ours or theirs?

Hell, who's team is playing better now? Where's the game at? Who's 13-1 at home the last 14 home games?

Posted by: WWIM | November 14, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Who is undefeated and who is unranked? Who is favored again? We are playing well, but we haven't exactly beaten the best of the best in this 3 game winning streak. We don't need to play a perfect game to win this one, nor would it be the biggest win in school history if we do. But we're not the 2001 Canes, and they are deeper than us.


USF Football ‏@USFFootball 1h1 hour ago

Our thoughts & prayers are with Quinton Flowers & his family following the tragic slaying of his older brother Brad in Miami last night

Hate to see this...


Miami Hurricanes Football Game 10 Preview: Florida State

After two agonizing weeks of waiting, Florida State-Miami is finally tomorrow. Can Al Golden pick up his first signature win? Can the ‘Canes finally be the team to put a pretty lucky undefeated squad into the loss column? (To any FSU fans reading this: that’s NOT to say Florida State isn’t one of the best teams in the country.) We find out tomorrow night.

Read More here: http://caneswarning.com/2014/11/14/miami-hurricanes-football-game-10-preview-florida-state/

Go Canes

Just read the NYT article about that hit and run.

What a freaking disgrace.

The Dude

Our success in running the ball as of late has been based on having a dominant OL, don't be shocked if we can't establish the run with the same effectiveness against one of the more talented DLs in the country. We have to have a plan B on how we will score points. We have to keep up with FSU and step on their neck every chance we get. Last year I actually thought Mark had a good plan against Winston and he baited him into some bad throws. We need those bad throws to go the other way in a hurry (Burns, Gunter, Elder). We need to see if we can be effective running the ball but for God's sake, if its not there we can't die by it. This is a key game for the staff to show what they can do. If they win, a huge surge of support will be behind them. If not, the start of 2015 will be uglier than 2014.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes | November 14, 2014 at 04:26 PM

This is like watching a movie. FSU has become a parody of CF.

Sarasota 'cane

When you factor in the FSU legal troubles and the UF Hernandez/Pouncey twins alleged shooting after the Ole Miss game in 2008 UM's strip club and bowling alley bar tabs looks pretty benign!

And to think many of their fans wanted UM to get the death penalty!

College football is a cesspool with no sign of letting up anytime soon now that the NCAA has been hobbled.

The Dude

I don't know if we'll win or lose but there's no doubt we should play them tough.

The Dude

Bobby Bowden is money on ESPN. Says Miami can challenge FSU now.

The Dude

Did the Miami case break the NCAA?

Sarasota 'cane

As far as the game goes I think we will get our points, I just cannot see how we are going to stop all phases of FSU's offense.

They can run, have the best TE in the game, they have receivers, and they have Winston. It's going to be like a game of "wack-a-mole"! It will come down to UM's pass rush IMO. UM will have to rattle Winston in the backfield or he will dink and dunk us to death.

I don't get the line either. It's just odd that UM is only a 1.5 - 2 point dog to me.

Anyway I've seen us do more with less so it will be fun to watch. I hope Kaaya and Co. keep it close into the 4th quarter which would give them a huge boost of confidence and could make it either team's ball game late.

That's the best I can do!!

Go 'canes!!


StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU now5 seconds ago

Bar Milo seems to be enjoying his OV to #TheU RT @Milo79Bar Sooo this is Miami during November. This place is great 🙌



Sota they have a solid offense but O'leary is far from eign the best tightend in the game and i don't see a dominant runner.

Sarasota 'cane

Did the Miami case break the NCAA?

Posted by: The Dude | November 14, 2014 at 04:43 PM

More like a bytch slap with a "mean mug" thrown in for good measure. The NCAA is a shell of their former corrupt self!!

The Dude

You guys see the reported Stanton deal? 12 years 325 million. Crazy money. Maybe Lauria sells the team after this?

Sarasota 'cane

Sota they have a solid offense but O'leary is far from eign the best tightend in the game and i don't see a dominant runner.

Posted by: UpNorthCane | November 14, 2014 at 04:53 PM

"Best" is a stretch, but his size is formidable, especially when he starts running down hill. I think they have the most "complete" offense that UM will face all year.

The Dude

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- When Florida State and Miami meet this weekend, their game will feature the current Atlantic Coast Conference leader in touchdown passes, yards per attempt, yards per completion and quarterback rating.

Jameis Winston also will be there.

On one sideline, there's Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner who still hasn't lost a collegiate game and will be aiming to lead the second-ranked Seminoles (9-0, 6-0 ACC) to their 26th consecutive victory. On the other side, there's Brad Kaaya, the true Miami freshman who is already turning heads and setting records at the place once called "Quarterback U."

The quarterback matchup alone might be worth the steep price of admission into the stadium the Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2) call home on Saturday night.

"He always finds a way to win," Kaaya said of Winston. "And he's also really good at tuning out all the outside noise, no matter what's going on. He doesn't let anything from the outside affect him."

Without question, Winston is more accomplished than Kaaya so far. Also without question, he's dealt with more distractions than the Miami quarterback -- or perhaps anyone else in college football, for that matter, with off-field issues dogging both of his Seminole seasons. But when looking at the sheer basics of quarterback play like arm strength and decision-making, it becomes easy to see some parallels.

"Jameis has the edge in arm strength. He's bigger and stronger," said Miami offensive coordinator James Coley, who had the same job at Florida State until last season. "He has an elite arm. Brad, he's got an elite arm as well. And he's going to get stronger."

The numbers this season are relatively close in plenty of areas.

Kaaya has 20 touchdowns, averaging 9 yards per attempt and 14.5 yards per completion.

Winston has 17 touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per attempt and 13 yards per completion.

"I know he is playing very well and he is a very talented guy," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said of Kaaya. "I know the offense that he is in. James carries a lot of things that we do plus some other things he does. He has to be a very cerebral guy and a very mental guy to be where he is at right and having the success. He obviously has tremendous upside."

Based on Miami's listed records, Kaaya is 242 yards away from matching Bernie Kosar's school record for yards as a freshman, true or redshirt. He's the first Miami freshman quarterback to throw 20 touchdown passes. He's also on pace to become just the sixth player in school history to throw for 2,500 yards in his first season as the primary starter.

"We have a franchise quarterback," Miami coach Al Golden said.

So, too, does Florida State.

Winston's numbers aren't as gaudy in 2014 as they were in his 40-touchdown, 10-interception campaign as a freshman who won everything there was to win. He already has 11 interceptions this season, his yards-per-attempt is down and his quarterback rating has dipped nearly 35 points from where he finished a year ago.

That being said, he's still 22-0 as a starter.

"I've got to stop turning the ball over, and we've got to start making some noise in the first half," Winston said. "But the good thing is our defense is playing lights out. They continue to play better and better, but my job as the leader of the team and as the quarterback of this team, I have to put both sides of the ball in good position to win the game."

That's what he's always done.

That's what Kaaya is learning to do.

That's why this matchup could be special. Winston was spectacular as a freshman. Kaaya might be on a similar path.

"People can say Brad's a freshman," Miami running back Duke Johnson said. "But to us, he's not a freshman anymore. He's the quarterback."

Miami is fully aware of the massive challenge that the Seminoles will provide, but the Hurricanes also know Saturday night's matchup represents a chance to take a giant step forward.

"It's an enormous opportunity to prove something to the world," Kaaya said. "A lot of people doubted us, I'm sure a lot of people still continue to and they have good reason to. We just have to keep progressing as a team."

Winning this one, yes, that would classify as progressing.

The FSU resume: Defending national champions, reigning Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback in Winston, school-record 25 straight wins, 42-3 in its past 45 games, four straight wins over the Hurricanes, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation and No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Seminoles know Miami would love to put a serious dent into all that.

"The mentality probably will be different because we've got players from the state of Florida that know about this rivalry and just live and breathe this rivalry," Winston said.

"It's definitely going to be a great experience for me to go to Miami and play against those guys because they have a great team, and they're looking to be the team to beat us."

Consider that a bit of an understatement.

"You come to Miami," Hurricanes offensive lineman Shane McDermott said, "to beat Florida State."

Florida State hasn't let that happen since 2009, winning the past four meetings by a combined 142-70.

While oddsmakers have expected Seminole romps in recent years, the Hurricanes are merely 2 1/2-point underdogs this time around. Miami has won its past three games overall and 13 of its past 14 at home.

"Everybody involved in it knows it's a big game," Golden said. "We've just got to focus on what we can control and we've been doing a good job of that over the last month."


Pompano cane


Check this out

The Dude

So if the Duke keeps it up through 13 games, here's what his number will look like.

Att: 228 Yds: 1,751 TDs: 13 Avg: 7.7

Rec: 30 Yds: 394 TDs: 3

All things considered this could be the best individual performance by a RB in Miami's history.

The Dude

Currently Duke is 10th in rushing average, 8th in yards and 5th in all purpose yards. If he can put up big numbers in this one he might want to get fitted for a tux.

The Dude

ESPN Experts' Poll
Nov. 11, 2014
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon Jr. 8 2 0 0 0 48
Dak Prescott QB Miss. State Jr. 2 4 1 2 1 34
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin Jr. 0 3 2 3 2 26
Trevone Boykin QB TCU Jr. 0 1 4 2 2 22
Amari Cooper WR Alabama Jr. 0 0 2 2 1 11
Duke Johnson RB Miami (FL) Jr. 0 0 0 1 1 3
Jameis Winston QB Florida State So. 0 0 1 0 0 3
J.T. Barrett QB Ohio State Fr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Bryce Petty QB Baylor Sr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Shaq Thompson LB/RB Washington Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

The Dude

I think its pretty much Marcus Mariota's trophy unless something crazy happens like an injury.

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 14, 2014 at 04:53 PM

Pretty cool. This is why I committed way back when, lol.


Posted by: The Dude | November 14, 2014 at 05:38 PM

Agreed. Didn't McGahee have 27 TD's or something like that?

Go Canes

@ESPNCFB: "Miami can & will win this football game"

@ESPNRobertSmith earlier during @ESPN_FirstTake on FSU/Miami #FSUvsMIA http://t.co/f8I1XwvTK0

Go Canes

I used to think McGahee had the best year any RB has ever had here, but this season by Duke is giving it a major run for the money.

1mg of Epi

This outcome of this game will hinge on our defensive strategy. If we give them 5 yards in an effort to defend against the big play its gonna be a long night. We will end up with TOP around 20 min, a la GT. FSU is very talented, with the best QB in the nation. We are gonna have to disrupt him as much as possible and hope for the best. If we let him sit back and throw he will pick us apart 4-7 yards at a time. They're gonna score, but we can force him into bad decisions if we can mix in blitzes, man etc. we just need to limit the soft zone. At the end of the day D'no will have to call the game situationally. Recently he has done just that... So there is hope!

The Dude

Posted by: THE MAN | November 14, 2014 at 05:56 PM

He did, but he also had All-Americans all over, and while this Miami team is oozing talent, its not 2002.


Too bad about Quinton Flowers brother. Saw him play several times and he is a was great at Miami Jackson. Actually saw Taggert at one of his games, and I also saw his last game against Immokalee where Alexander got away with a push off and defensive interference at the end of the game. Edgerrin James was there at that game and got a chance to meet him.

I liked Flowers but didn't like him as a QB for UM. Still, this incident with Q flowers brother underscores the difficult circumstances some south Florida recruits grow up in. I hate to say this but When some recruits leave south Fla to play college football, it's actually good for them to get away from these distractions.


I thought the year McGahee had 1700 yds and 27 tds and wasn't even really considered for the Heisman that no RB should ever be considered then. Duke is going off this year. If he does the next 3 games what he has the last 3 games then there is no way he shouldn't be in NY.


All things considered this could be the best individual performance by a RB in Miami's history.

Posted by: The Dude | November 14, 2014 at 05:38 PM

I agree Dude that if Duke hasa big game tomorrow night and carries the Canes tonvictory, he might want to get fitted for a tux.

The Dude

McGahee 2002 stats. *Currently BEST EVER at The U* At the end of the year Duke should be in the conversation.

Att: 282 Yds: 1,753 TDs: 28

Rec: 27 Yds: 355 TDs: 0


Did ya'll know...that since 2001, Bryant McKinnie is the ONLY O-Lineman that has placed top 10 in the Heisman voting.


Posted by: j.w. | November 14, 2014 at 03:12 PM

Everything is in our favor for this game! They are LUCKY to be undefeated, we should be undefeated too, if we were lucky we would be undefeated too. Without that kickoff returned for a TD against Louisville, Duke's fumble against Nebraska, the fake punt against GA Tech we would be undefeated too! Fsu has NOT played anybody! UNC has a better offense than them and they damn sho can't stop anybody from scoring, so why should we lose to them again? Because they've played nobody and haven't lost? If they didn't win the title last year that wouldn't even be considered for competing for it this year!

They SUCK!





... and a big no, WW, FSU does not suck, at least not in terms of being a great football team. 25 straight, undefeated, reigning National champs. That's not suckage.

Some of them may suck as human beings, and they haven't played to their potential yet this year, but NO, they don't suck.

ML Alumni1970


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