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November 11, 2014

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Ohio_Cane

Ohio_Cane...what are our odds with Javarius Davis, the CB outta J'ville? I see He has quite a few []_[] connects on Twitter...

Posted by: CaneRock | November 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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Not very high on our board, I don't believe. Much better athletes higher than him.

UMike

Plenty of DB's on the board ahead of him, South Florida has some good ones this year

86Cane

Lets hope Morris and Harris watch some FSU film with Kaaya today after practice.

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...Davis is a STUD! I like His teammate also, Taylor Thomas, that kid is a POCKET ROCKET!

Taylor Thomas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yeVc_CjPhQ

30CINCO

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro

Ereck Flowers running with the first team at left tackle today with the #Canes Feliciano at left guard. Darling at RT

KYcane

Lets hope Morris and Harris watch some FSU film with Kaaya today after practice.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 12, 2014 at 10:13

A little late don't you think?

UMike

A little late don't you think?

Posted by: KYcane | November 12, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Kaaya might be able to help those two with some pointers

Ohio_Cane

Miami Hurricanes ‏@MiamiHurricanes 2m2 minutes ago

Over the past 3 games, Miami has controlled the ground game, out-rushing opponents 994-193 - http://gocan.es/FSUPregame

CaneRock


Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro

Ereck Flowers running with the first team at left tackle today with the #Canes Feliciano at left guard. Darling at RT

Posted by: 30CINCO | November 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM

If Flowers can effectively come back, this is VERY! good news.

UpNorthCane27

Walt Tucker will be crucial not only in our running gram but also in protection of Kaaya when it comes to stopping some of the blitzes fswhoo will send

thirstybuzzardcane

I think this game will real close!! I think our special teams will lose this game for us! FSU 21 Miami 17

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^^will be^^^^

UpNorthCane27

goddddammnnnn it thirsty drink some more orange and green kool aid bro you better be flipping that call by friday night!!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Ooops, sorry!! Jax. State 21 Miami 17

CaneRock

Walt Tucker will be crucial not only in our running gram but also in protection of Kaaya when it comes to stopping some of the blitzes fswhoo will send

Posted by: UpNorthCane | November 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM

YUP! Especially those boundary blitzes by the CBs, Kaaya needs to pre-snap read those.

BigWindyCane1

Miami Hurricanes ‏@MiamiHurricanes 2m2 minutes ago

Over the past 3 games, Miami has controlled the ground game, out-rushing opponents 994-193 - http://gocan.es/FSUPregame

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Turnovers and the running game will determine who wins. If the Canes mix things up, they can run the ball effectively on FSU. This will decide the game.

Go Canes

Agree Windy. We don't want a shoutout, our formula for success has been a balanced mix of run and a passing game that focuses on getting the ball to our players in space.

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: How many recruits will be at UM-FSU? Golden: "The max. I don't know what that is, but it's going to be a big number."

UMike

I just want to be in such a good mood that at half time Im bobbing my head singing "I dont know why I came in this club wit you gurlll... dont know why I came here with these diamonds on my chain..." hahaha

CaneRock

Y'know, UVA didn't play a bad game against FSU. I actually think they had a good offensive gameplan. If Lambert didn't throw that boneheaded INT near the GL, it's a different game. IMO, FSU's DBs excel at defending the quick game, they don't seem very good when the ball goes over their heads.

CaneRock

And I don't see a LB or Safety on their squad that can keep up with Duke outta the backfield.

The Wizard

Some kid named Anthony from Lakewood just signed with us.

Ohio_Cane

Anthony Lawrence Jr. from Lakewood.

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...football?...or basketball?

30CINCO

Brad Kaaya ready to step into FSU-Miami rivalry

Brad Kaaya ready to step into FSU-Miami rivalry

Growing up in California, Brad Kaaya's best introduction to the Florida State-Miami rivalry came through video games, where the “wide right” play was a staple, he said.

He watched a handful of the FSU-Miami tilts on TV, but Kaaya also came of age long after the rivalry had peaked. In fact, it’s been a decade since Kaaya’s Hurricanes have won at home against Florida State, and while he didn’t grown up around the rivalry, he understands what that monkey on Miami’s back means.

“For me, it’s like UCLA and USC,” said Kaaya, who grew up outside Los Angeles. “There’s guys on both teams who played together in high school.”

For the Florida natives, this game is personal, and so the pressure is now on Kaaya to go to bat for his teammates to defend home turf in his adopted home state.

“There’ll probably be a lot of trash talk before the game, and I’m sure guys are texting each other right now,” Kaaya said. “I don’t know anybody on the other team so I can’t do that, but I’ve definitely got to help my Florida brothers out.”

When the season began with a 31-13 loss at Louisville, it certainly seemed like the formula for Miami’s success would be the other way around. For Kaaya, a true freshman who arrived at Miami this summer, it was a step into the big leagues that few make easily. But he was surrounded by talent at the offensive skill positions, and the hope was that his teammates could do enough to make Kaaya’s life a little easier.

That’s happened, of course, as Duke Johnson has blossomed into a fringe Heisman candidate and Phillip Dorsett and Clive Walford have been vital weapons in the passing game. But the real key to Miami’s midseason improvement has been Kaaya, who hardly plays like a true freshman anymore.

Kaaya leads the ACC in yards-per-attempt (9.0), touchdown passes (20) and passer rating (157.6). In his last five games, he’s thrown 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Kaaya has as many completions of 20-plus yards against FBS teams as Baylor star Bryce Petty (34).

Kaaya has grown up, and it’s showing on the field.

“It feels completely different,” Kaaya said. “I’ve learned a lot of things you can’t really learn without actually being in a game. In practice you can learn how to throw to windows or learn route timing, but there’s just that certain aspect of actually being in the game that there’s nothing like it when the bullets are actually flying.”

It’s not that they’ve all been easy lessons, and Kaaya has made his share of mistakes this season, too. But he’s taken steps each week, and he’s shown consistent improvement.

That’s been particularly true on Kaaya’s deep throws. His lofty yards-per-attempt average illustrates the success, but what’s been more striking is how much that’s evolved from the opening week.

In Kaaya’s first two games, he threw just six passes for 20 yards or more. Two were intercepted. Since then, however, he’s gone deep 24 times, connected for touchdowns on six of those throws, and hasn’t thrown another INT.

Chalk it up in part to Kaaya’s rapidly developed maturity, but the other ingredient has been Miami’s superb run game. In that same span, the Hurricanes have rushed for an average of 6.7 yards per carry -- the second-best rate for any Power 5 conference team.

“We’ve gotten into better scenarios,” Kaaya said. “We’ve set them up a lot better instead of just taking shots. We’re setting up the whole offense. Duke is running good. ... That’s really setting up a lot of good play-action passing, a lot of good trick plays, and a lot of good vertical passing concepts.”

All that progress figures to get its biggest test of the season Saturday, however. Florida State offers an athletic secondary and an aggressive approach, and the Seminoles will be out to test just how quickly Kaaya has grown on the job.

“They are athletes that can match any offense,” Kaaya said of FSU’s defense. “They have athletes all across the board. They’re really good at playing man coverage. They roll safeties down and blitz off the edge, and they also love to bring the cornerback blitzes as well. They’re gutsy with a lot of their calls because they flat-out know how to execute.”

It’s games like this that separate the freshmen from the veterans, but Kaaya knows there’s even more on the line than that.

This is a game that defines the season, the game that means everything to the guys who’ll have to hear the smack talk from former high school teammates for the rest of the year.

In games like this, there’s no time to grow up on the job. It’s just about executing.

“There’s no game like this on our schedule,” Kaaya said. “This Florida State game tops all the other games. Everyone says this is a whole other animal.”


http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/i...-miami-rivalry

Ohio_Cane

Ohio_Cane...football?...or basketball?

Posted by: CaneRock | November 12, 2014 at 01:43 PM
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Basketball. Just signed his NLOI

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 24s24 seconds ago

#Canes recruiting radar is back. Let's get caught up on recent events, and look ahead to the final push. http://sbnation.com/e/6923290

Ohio_Cane

Miami Basketball ‏@CanesHoops 8s9 seconds ago

#WelcomeToTheU Anthony! Story: http://gocan.es/1EuDyAA

30CINCO

Flowers ramps up workload; Golden, Fisher react to FSU dropping in rankings

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2014/11/flowers-ramps-up-workload-golden-fisher-react-to-fsu-dropping-in-rankings.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes

Starting to get that awesome anxiousness.

That must mean game day is approaching.

Ohio_Cane

Starting to get that awesome anxiousness.

That must mean game day is approaching.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 12, 2014 at 02:38 PM
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Relax, it's just Jacksonville State...

UpNorthCane27

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/12/us/unc-academic-scandal-butch-davis/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Ohio_Cane

Matt Fortuna ‏@Matt_Fortuna 4h4 hours ago

Don't look now, but Miami's defense just may be one of the nation's most improved units http://es.pn/10VUDWQ #Canes

j.w.

77 hours. ..

WWIN

So apparently I've been on the wrong blog article for like 2 days!! I was wondering where everybody was at, I thought Soup shut it down?

Lol

WWIN

Posted by: Lurker | November 12, 2014 at 09:12 AM

That's a accusation with no proof.

WWIN

Go Canes is still on the old blog too! Lol

Go Canes

UpNorth that's why a lot of us have been saying for forever that Butch never had a shot here.

Putting aside the lingering animosity a lot of people inside the U may have had, does anyone really think they'd consider the ex coach of a team that currently had the NCAA crawling around looking for dirt again?

Everyone knows if anyone looks long enough you'll find something. And boy did they.

Was never going to happen.

UpNorthCane27

I here you Go Canes unfortunately i think butch was trying to hard to establish himself once again in College football and he screwed up ultimately. I still thank him for what he did for the U and i will always thank him for that, but the ship has sailed.

Come Saturday THE U will be back for good!!!

WWIN

So let me get this straight...

When Yahoo broke the Shapiro story on us what we're Cane fans saying? Accusations!

Now news is coming out on unc and Cane fans are saying? Guilty!

Where they doing that at??????

WWIN

I remember allegations of Golden taking Bridgewater out to dinner! I guess that was true too?

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 49s50 seconds ago

Fentress Named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy http://sbnation.com/e/6974254

UpNorthCane27

LOL WWIM cmon my brother it is what it is with Butch. whether guilty or not his image is tarnished as a college coach for any future gigs unless he can prove otherwise mayne.

Go Canes

I'm not saying anyone is guilty. I'm saying this school, coming off what they just went through, couldn't touch Butch with a 10 foot pole.

30CINCO

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 49s50 seconds ago

Fentress Named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy http://sbnation.com/e/6974254

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 12, 2014 at 03:27 PM
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Feels like Fentress is ALWAYS around the ball.

TonyCane

I agree. The optics are bad - we are still technically under probation. Furthermore it could be used by the NCAA as an excuse to make further, quiet investigations on the U.

TonyCane

WWIM, I think in many respects the UNC allegations are worse than the Shaprio allegations.

Ohio_Cane

I'm saying this school, coming off what they just went through, couldn't touch Butch with a 10 foot pole.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 12, 2014 at 03:29 PM
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Been saying this for months, but few have listened.

Lurker

TonyCane
WWIM, I think in many respects the UNC allegations are worse than the Shaprio allegations.

Posted by: TonyCane | November 12, 2014 at 03:54 PM

Way worse. Steak dinners to hungry kids vs impeding the fundamental reason for a school's existence.

Also, Butch admitted making the "...go to Harvard" statement thereby making himself untouchable by us, since we are still on probation.

He'll never coach here again.

UpNorthCane27

I agree Butch should've denied the whole thing even that harvard statement.

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