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November 15, 2014

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Go Canes

For everyone who places such high regard to statements made by former players, I offer up this example as the rule not the exception of what you are really getting.

I was listening to Romberg on the ticket this morning when The topic of how important Duke is to our offense came up. When asked who would be replacing him next year, he didn't even know.

It's pretty sad when someone in a position to offer opinions about our team doesn't even know who Joe Yearby is and doesn't know about the studs in line to commit here.

That is why I take a lot of comments from these former players with a grain of salt.


In my opinion, there is a lot of that going on.

Ohio_Cane

Glad to see Chickillo's knee isn't major. MRI is good.

dj moonbat

Someone posted that if they were a recruit, they would not be sure where to sign. I have the answer; Miami!

Posted by: NigerianCane | November 17, 2014 at 09:54 AM


When I said "where do I sign?" I meant "where's the piece of paper?", not "what school?"

If I were a recruit -- except a running back or QB -- I would see a team that a) could really use some help, but b) actually isn't far from being good. A place where, If I shine, I can play early and win early.

UMike

Go Canes.. is it possible he meant "he didnt know" as in we cant really replace a Duke Johnson? I didnt hear the interview, but its possible he meant it in that way. Yearby is no Duke Johnson and at the moment Cook is looking like the better RB from that duo.

When former players praised Golden, you didnt mind sharing it haha...

That is a good question though... cause you arent gonna replace a Duke Johnson...but at least we have Kaaya... kid is a beast man.

CaneRock

I don't know about Romberg, but Phillip Buchanon & Duane Starks know what they're talking about. And I didn't hear anybody complaining when Portis was giving Duke pointers on ball security. Now whether they should've voiced their strong opinions publicly, that's debatable...but it's their right!

CaneRock

And like I said the other day, NOBODY'S gonna change ANYBODY'S mind about Golden, Golden has to do that!

Go Canes

No UMike, he flat out didn't know.

He actually asked who his backup is.

Theres a lot of that going on with our former alumni, regardless of their position.

The only one I've seen who is fair in both criticism and praise is Joe Rose, who's a highschool football junkie and actually knows who these kids are.

His take today was the loss was on the players who failed to execute in the kicking and receiving game, as well as the offensive fumbles.

I've heard him other times, the Nebraska game for example, really get on the coaches.

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: Scout told me today there might not be a more improved team in the country from Week 1 to now than the #Hurricanes Kaaya big reason

CaneRock

"Theres a lot of that going on with our former alumni, regardless of their position."?

Who?

1mg of Epi

@davehydesports: Al Golden turned too conservative in finish against FSU? Sorry, I didn't see it. Hyde5 blog: http://t.co/jOw5FRqi3O

Posted by: Go Canes | November 17, 2014 at 07:25 AM

Offensively they left a lotta points on the field due to mistakes (drops, missed kicks). If those player mistakes weren't made the conversation today would be much different. I can't necessarily blame the coaches for drops. If they happened all the time, then yes... But they haven't.

Defensively it seemed like they didn't try to disrupt Winston as much in the 2nd half... Fewer blitzes, stunts etc, and more soft zone leaving crossing routes open. I haven't watched the game from the couch yet so I could be wrong. What I'm not wrong about is a dropped INT and a ball tipped right to a receiver for a TD. If there was a different outcome to those plays, the conversation today would again be much different.

What I will fault the staff for is confusion on first plays of drives and the 2 minute drill, sitting on challenge flags and poor clock management. That being said, this loss isn't on the coaches.

thirstybuzzardcane

For those who blame the coaches you can suck it!!!! Miami played very well and FSU got lucky again big time! I was proud to be a Cane on Saturday!! Here's a few things that killed us (#3 lost us the game...IMO).

1.) 2 dropped Int's

2.) Hard catch, but Berrios should have had that TD.

3.) Tipped ball on 3rd down that miraculously ends up in a FSU players hands for a TD.

4.) Kicking! Miami left 4 easy points out there and FSU kicks a 55 yarder. That is a 7 point swing.

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^^forgot #5^^^^^

5.) A bomb that was thrown to Dorsett that was over thrown....The receiver was WIDE open!

thirstybuzzardcane

The only complaint I had about the play calling is that I wished Coley would of called more slants/crossing/seam routes in the second half like he did in the first half. People are saying we laid back in the second half, no we didn't, we just didn't use the middle of the field like we should've.

Dorsett had a couple of nice run after catches in the first half and I guess we forgot about him in the second. The plays where Dobbard & Walford fumbled, if you have a receiver doing the same route they would be taking it to the house!

CaneRock

Win or lose, theres ALWAYS something to correct...ALWAYS something to get better at. That's not laying blame, that's COACHING! There's 22 variables on a football field, it's NEVER gonna be perfect!

CaneRock

This notion that "it's on the players", or "it's on the coaches", is just silly.

Montreal-Cane

Berrios.

dj moonbat

This notion that "it's on the players", or "it's on the coaches", is just silly.

Posted by: CaneRock | November 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM


I dunno. Sometimes, a game clearly goes one way or the other based on stuff that is all the coaches' domain: play calling, clock management, challenges, etc. The players are in no position to do anything about those.

UMike

Guess I can partially suck it?? lol... the D played softer in the 2nd half, I think that is why FSU was able to take advantage of those underneath routes and sustain drives. I do blame the coaches for not adjusting when FSU did...BUT... FSU got dam lucky and this poss is definitely more on the players. I have no clue how hard the Berrios catch was, but the missed FG and extra point are on players, dropped INT's and huge fumbles etc are on players. And I want we left a TD on the field with that deep pass, from where I was it looked like the WR stumbled, I didnt think it was over thrown (wasn that Coley?) but he was WIDE open and walks in. FSU surely got lucky, BUT imo us not adjusting on D in the 2nd allowed them to drive up and down the field...BUT, got to make tackles.. there was at least 3 legit missed tackles on Cooks last td run.

CaneRock


And I want we left a TD on the field with that deep pass, from where I was it looked like the WR stumbled, I didnt think it was over thrown (wasn that Coley?) but he was WIDE open and walks in. FSU surely got lucky, BUT imo us not adjusting on D in the 2nd allowed them to drive up and down the field...BUT, got to make tackles.. there was at least 3 legit missed tackles on Cooks last td run.

Posted by: UMike | November 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

IIRC, that overthrow to Coley, was on the same drive that PD4 scored on...Kaaya should've just thrown it right to em', instead of trying to lead em' or whatever.

And yes, there's no excuse for those missed tackles on Cook's last TD, but there's also no excuse for not having any LBs in the box, that coaching, IMO.

UMike

CR.. I could be wrong, but I thought the over throw to Coley was in the 2nd half long after the td to PD4.. if it was on the same drive, then we didnt leave those points on the field like I thought.

thirstybuzzardcane

Posted by: UMike | November 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Could of been Coley.....He did stumble, but the pass was overthrown! There was actually 2 receivers in the same vicinity on that play that were wide open on that deep pass.

I thought the defense did the right thing by not blitzing Winston....He'll tear any team apart if you blitz the shyt out of him. The couple times we did blitz, he just dumped the pass off and it went for 30 yards.

CaneRock

Defensively, in the 2nd half, O'Leary was killin' us with those out routes & square-ins...and Whitfield was hurtin' us with those crossing routes. I don't think they put up big #s, but those catches were timely for them.

The Dude

We stacked the box and only had 1 safety back on Cook's TD. It was the right call, it just didn't work. The D couldn't make the tackle.

CGNC

772

Ohio_Cane

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CGNC

Cant you see a prison game now......Rag Head Aunt Jameis connecting to Aaron Human Tattoo Hernandez coached by Urban, cheering in a dress and financial support by Nevin Shapiro

Posted by: VA Cane | November 16, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Now THAT is funny!

WWIN

Go Canes, stomp the Cavs AND run up the score on them!!

Posted by: Go Canes | November 17, 2014 at 06:40 AM

Now you talking my language!!!!

CGNC

Canes

Ohio_Cane

We're not losing again this season. Vault it.

CaneRock

TD...here's the play, and notice where they have our 2 best run defenders (DP52 & Kirby) lined up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYPF1f-qI4

WWIN

Bad plays that we can't count...

The over throw to Coley. We still scored a TD on that same drive

Personal foul on Sonny. We made Cook fumble two plays later and recovered it.

Missed FG. Berrios dropped a TD pass that would have negated this, if he makes the catch we never kick that FG. So we can't have em both.

Tipped pass touchdown. Yes it was luck but we were lucky the play before it when Lane dropped a wide open TD, so I can't count that one.

CGNC

Canes

Ohio_Cane

TD...here's the play, and notice where they have our 2 best run defenders (DP52 & Kirby) lined up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYPF1f-qI4

Posted by: CaneRock | November 17, 2014 at 01:06 PM
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Even with the alignment, it took 3 missed tackles on one play for him to score...

Ohio_Cane

Patrik Nohe ‏@PatrikNohe 5m5 minutes ago

Fisher credits James Coley, “he remembered a few things.”

Go Canes

Imagine if we had hit the 29 yd field goal too.

@tomdangelo44: Jimbo: 'the biggest play in that game was probably blocked PAT' by Ramsey. 'If they had to kick a FG that whole (last) drive is different.'

WWIN

Ramsey was EVERYWHERE! It's a shame that he was a diehard Canes fan and not playing with us!

WWIN

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 17, 2014 at 01:43 PM

That sounds like a shot to me!

CaneRock

Ramsey was EVERYWHERE! It's a shame that he was a diehard Canes fan and not playing with us!

Posted by: WWIM | November 17, 2014 at 02:40 PM

Yeah, but we got Carter, but this staff thinks Fentress is the 2nd coming of Ed Reed or $um$h!t! LMAO!

dj moonbat

Ramsey couldn't play at UM -- too much freelancing.

The Wizard

Does anyone know if the basketball game is being televised tonight and of so where ?

USAFCane

Established name or big time AC for UF? I'd be looking Patterson first. Think Smart, Briles and Kiffin might get looks.

The Wizard

Nevermind, it's on ESPNU

WWIN

Posted by: CaneRock | November 17, 2014 at 03:00 PM

Here you go, what I tell you about talking about my Nashville boys? Lol

Carter is no Ramsey, but I still love him tho!

Ohio_Cane

Whoever said Jalen Ramsey loved UM, I think you're mistaken. He was committed to USC and flipped to FSU. I don't think we were even in his top 5.

1mg of Epi

I thought the defense did the right thing by not blitzing Winston....He'll tear any team apart if you blitz the shyt out of him. The couple times we did blitz, he just dumped the pass off and it went for 30 yards.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | November 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I just watched the recoding of the game and We actually blitzed all throughout the second half. All corner blitzes, none of them got to Winston but that's the reason that crossing route was open so often.

It was kinda ugly to watch... I don't know why they insisted on running that same unsuccessful blitz over and over again and thereby giving em the middle over and over again. W a QB whose not gonna kill you w his feet doesn't it make sense to blitz up the middle, especially w the corner blitz not working?

I posted earlier I thought the coaches did a good job, after watching the game on TV I'm not so sure.

Ohio_Cane

Herbstreit said multiple times about us blitzing grace up the middle. We did that a lot.

CaneRock


Even with the alignment, it took 3 missed tackles on one play for him to score...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 17, 2014 at 01:30 PM

All 3 of Cook's big runs came from the same formation, off the same play...and we fell for the okie doke every time. At some point, you just have to abandon having a safety 20+ yards downfield, and play Cover-0.

1mg of Epi

Herbstreit said multiple times about us blitzing grace up the middle. We did that a lot.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 17, 2014 at 04:51 PM

I Didn't listen to the audio... But isn't that where the one sack we got came from?

CaneRock

Booooooy, B got a fine @$$ Momma...

http://www.lovebscott.com/fashion/flawless-victory-tina-knowles-leaves-solanges-wedding-looking-absolutely-stunning-photo

VfB_Cane

Pretty good summary of where we stand (taken from ESPN ACC Power Rankings):

Miami Hurricanes
Record: 6-4 overall, 3-3 conference
It's fair to say there may not be a better 6-4 team in the country, but those four losses still loom large for Miami. Duke Johnson is a star and Brad Kaaya is a star in the making, but the Hurricanes have to be kicking themselves for the opportunities they let get away this season, headlined by Saturday's collapse against Florida State.

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