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December 14, 2014

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SinisterCane

#Statpocalypse

1mg of Epi

Go Canes... It's ABSOLUTELY a reach! No doubt! But no more of a reach than claiming that this D is better than all but 15 others.

CoCane

Golden is 8-10 in his last 18. Debate all you want but the results say garbage...

30CINCO

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Kaaya, Canes react to The U Part 2 documentary; Perryman, Walford selected AP All-Americans

UM quarterback Brad Kaaya said he couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to sit through "the Nevin Shapiro part" of The U Part 2 documentary he watched over the weekend, but he and his teammates said they saw enough of Billy Corben's ESPN 30-for-30 documentary on the school's fifth national championship team to come away feeling inspired by the film.

"For me, it was big motivation," said Kaaya, who on Monday was named to ESPN's Freshman All-America team. "... Guys are walking around saying ‘We need to be Part 3.' "

"It’s good motivation for us," Kaaya continued. "I think it will help recruiting a lot. Look at what guys of the past did – the first one and part 2. It’s good motivation for everyone.”

The Hurricanes, who in a month will be 12 years removed from playing in their last national championship game, resumed practice Tuesday for the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. Unlike last Friday and Saturday when veteran players were off on the side coaching up freshmen, sophomores and scout team members, everyone healthy participated as the team began working in its game plan for South Carolina (6-6).

On the surface one might imagine it's going to be hard for the Hurricanes (6-6) to get amped up for the low profile bowl game especially after three straight disheartening losses to end the regular season. But Kaaya said that won't be the case.

“In some ways [it’s the start of the 2015 season], but at the same time we have to win it for all our last year guys, for all the guys graduating and the guys declaring [early for the draft]," Kaaya said. "We still have to win it for them.”

So what about the U Part 3? “It’s unwritten – to be continued," Kaaya said. "We’ll see.”

Will it have a sixth national championship? “That’s why I came here," Kaaya said. "That’s why I came to Florida, to Miami. I didn’t come to Miami to go to Club LIV or Live or however you say it. I came here to win a championship. They said Florida has the best football.”

A big element in Miami's last run to a national championship was how players like Al Blades, Ed Reed, Ken Dorsey and Joaquin Gonzalez were strong leaders and even ran some practices by themselves.

“What’s big is developing that trust. Their coaches had trust," Kaaya said. "They were running half the practices on their own. So I say it’s big for a lot of the young guys to see that. If you see all the young talent we have and all the guys that are here to win I think we can get back to that. You see guys like Chad [Thomas], me and Joe [Yearby] and even some of the sophomore guys [doing that]."

> Freshman defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins said he saw parts of The U Part 2. "I took away that this is a place where people come and work hard and win championships and have a championship mentality, leave it all on the line and win."

Did it bother him seeing the movie end on a downer with this year's 6-6 Canes?

"We've got to live up to what they expect from us -- our alumni base, player-wise and from our coaches," Jenkins said. "We've got to start living up to that, start winning and producing on the field."

"[The U Part 3] is going to look like what it looked like back in the 80s -- when championships and first round picks came out of here."

> Seniors Denzel Perryman and Clive Walford were honored on Tuesday with third team All-American honors by the Associated Press, the first Hurricanes to be recognized on the team at all since safety Kenny Phillips earned third team honors back in 2007.

Perryman, a finalist for the Butkus Award given annually to the nation's top linebacker, led the team in tackles (102) and tackles for loss. Walford, a finalist for the Mackey Award, led the team with 44 catches for 676 yards and seven touchdowns. Walford is expected to miss the bowl game.

> Freshman offensive lineman Joe Brown was carted off the field Tuesday. Golden didn't know the severity of the injury, but said Brown "rolled his ankle".

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2014/12/kaaya-canes-react-to-the-u-part-2-documentary-perryman-walford-selected-ap-all-americans.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes

Louisville 2 punt returns for 6 yards
Nebraska zero net punt return yards
Cincy 1 net return yard
UNC 2 for 24 yds
FSU 34 yds on two returns
UVA 1 return for 17 yds
Pitt 0 return yards

Didn't bother to look at the others, since they were pretty much blowouts.

So thats about 60 yards of punt returns in meaningful games.

A real stat changer.

1mg of Epi

If you want to actually calculate what the difference would be you'd have to look at all the games. And nothing personal, but you've posted some dubious stats in the past.

But it sounds like you're implying our ST have been good... Would you agree w that statement?

dj moonbat

But it sounds like you're implying our ST have been good... Would you agree w that statement?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 16, 2014 at 06:21 PM


Show me where he said that!

1mg of Epi

So Canes gave up about 1,300 return yards this season, that's kickoff and punts combined. For comparisons sake, Auburn gave up about 800.

dj moonbat

Because The Cloud.

1mg of Epi

Onviously

Go Canes

By dubious I will assume you mean not made up, as many absurd and baseless things have been on here lately.

Here are the last four games that were missing, so we can all have a complete picture about how this D would have been far worse if not for every team getting it on the 50 because of our punt return coverage.

FAMU 0 punt return yards
Ark State 0 punt return yards
Duke 3 punt returns for 8 yards

Think that's all of them.

And to answer your question, our punter was a very pleasant surprise and our coverage was excellent. But our kickoff coverage was abysmal and our inability to kick into the end zone was a constant problem.

Go Canes

Sorry missed the GT game.

They had zero return yards.

1mg of Epi

Go canes... You posted some stats over the last couple months that were wrong, hence the dubious comment. It was a little jab at u, but intended to be in good fun. Ill repost:

So Canes gave up about 1,300 return yards this season, that's kickoff and punts combined. For comparisons sake, Auburn gave up about 800.

Go Canes

Can you post the link where it shows we gave up 1300 yards on KO returns, because the punt return yards are about 100 for the season.

Here is the link where I saw it. The numbers are nowhere close to what you are posting.

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205557530

dj moonbat

I know as sports fans it's hard, but we should really resist getting drawn into these conversations where we try to figure out what really went wrong.

Digging into statistical minutiae will get us nowhere. What went wrong? Why did UM suck? These questions already have answers. What went wrong is that Al Golden was named the head coach of the University of Miami football team, and then given a big extension.

If we're trying to figure out how to bump up our third down conversion numbers, or increase our TFL, or lower our opponents' time of possession, we're just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

1mg of Epi

Here ya go... And I think the numbers you're posting are net, which I think the gross would be more appropriate for this. (I used net too)

1mg of Epi

Oops forgot link

http://www.cfbstats.com/2014/team/415/index.html

1mg of Epi

If we're trying to figure out how to bump up our third down conversion numbers, or increase our TFL, or lower our opponents' time of possession, we're just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 16, 2014 at 07:08 PM

Probably the best post here in a while.. The problem is there's not much more to discuss... Unless we get back to who we want as the new HC. I BUTCH!! don't think anyone wants to do that lol!!

CaneRock

LMAO! @ "absurd & baseless".

"Absurd & basless" as in, we're only gonna lose "1 more game" 6 PHUCKIN' TIMES?!...LMAO!

Go Canes

That was my hope. Making things up that are totally untrue is completely different.

Notice I never brought up your dumbass comment about Kaaya winning at VT did I? Believe me I remembered it, too, since it was so completely unwarranted and juvenile.

Like I've said before, there are plenty of legit reasons to be upset about real things with this team without trying to top them with fabricated b.s.

Ohio_Cane

It's so far away, but I'll take any commit. I won't be jumping for joy right now though.

Quarterback Todd Centeio (West Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach) verbally committed to Miami.

Centeio is one of the top 2017 quarterbacks in the country.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder chose Miami over offers from Cincinnati, FAU, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Temple, Western Kentucky and Temple.

"Miami is close to home and it was my first big offer," Centeio said. "I really like the coaches."

Hurricanes ace recruiter, offensive coordinator James Coley, lured in the national prospect.

"I really like coach Coley a lot," Centeio said. "He's a great offensive coordinator."


As a sophomore, Centeio threw for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for over 500 yards with two touchdowns leading Royal Palm Beach to a 12-3 record.

"I'm a dual-threat quarterback that's very accurate," Centeio said. "I can throw on the run and I have a strong arm. For me I'm just working to get better in the classroom to improve on what I feel is already having good football IQ."

http://247sports.com/Bolt/Breaking-M...e-QB--33919337

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2985649/...ghts/202079379

Go Canes

@CanesWarningFS: Welcome to The []_[]!!! RT“@RyanBartow: BREAKING: #Miami lands big-time QB as @toddycenteio commits. http://t.co/n9wo8e39d3”

Go Canes

Damn Ohio!!

Ohio_Cane

By Ryan Bartow:

Kudos to Miami QBs coach/Offensive coordinator James Coley for not only offering early but getting an early commit from Todd Centeio.

Centeio is not only the top 2017 QB prospect in south Florida but he's also one of the nation's top dual-threat QBs in his class.

Centeio has a smooth release with a legit cannon. He's accurate on the run and in the pocket.

He has length and a frame at 6-1+, 185 pounds to easily carry 20-25 pounds and be very mobile down the road as he develops.

Centeio is a legit dual-threat guy. He runs to throw but can also beat teams on zone-reads and speed options with legit quickness and speed.

One of the top recruits in Florida in his class, he's a guy that's four-star material.

Many other schools were on him early in the process and offered as well. Centeio and his family grew up liking the Canes and have favored them throughout.

Coley continues stock the QB position for future success given Kaaya, Lawson, Allison and now Centeio, the best athlete of this group and one with a big-time upside.

Go Canes

Coley continuing his great work recruiting.

Go Canes

@CanesWarningFS: 😢RT“@mattyports: Breaking news: 26-year marriage between Nike, Miami Hurricanes may be over. http://t.co/194BgXANH2 http://t.co/QpWIUpB4Ax”

Go Canes

@joshdarrow: Just spoke to @toddycenteio. Chose Miami cuz it's close to home, will get great education, parents love it and he loves the coaches!!

CaneRock

ADIDAS?!

The Dude

If we're trying to figure out how to bump up our third down conversion numbers, or increase our TFL, or lower our opponents' time of possession, we're just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 16, 2014 at 07:08 PM

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CaneRock

Maaaaaaan...Nike better put up that bread, I don't know about that Adidas $h!t.

Ohio_Cane

If it's not Nike, it better be under armour. Hell with Adidas. Maybe for our soccer team. They make some sick soccer gear. Football, not so much.

CaneRock


If it's not Nike, it better be under armour.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2014 at 08:38 PM

YUP!

dj moonbat

If I'm going to spend outrageous amounts of money on athletic gear from a bad football team, it damned well better have a SWOOSH!

1mg of Epi

Coley continuing his great work recruiting.
Posted by: Go Canes | December 16, 2014 at 08:20 PM

Another reason the O doesn't get hammered like the D. Coley can sell that dream Whereas D'no has all the charisma of a rotten corpse.

1mg of Epi

@CanesWarningFS: 😢RT“@mattyports: Breaking news: 26-year marriage between Nike, Miami Hurricanes may be over. http://t.co/194BgXANH2 http://t.co/QpWIUpB4Ax”

Posted by: Go Canes | December 16, 2014 at 08:27 PM

They don't wanna be associated w this train wreck either

dj moonbat

Another reason the O doesn't get hammered like the D. Coley can sell that dream Whereas D'no has all the charisma of a rotten corpse.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 16, 2014 at 09:10 PM


You're just being tough on him because you fear the change to the new scheme. D'Onofrio easily has the charisma of a fresh corpse, without a trace of rot.

Raizecane

Maaaaaaan...Nike better put up that bread, I don't know about that Adidas $h!t.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 16, 2014 at 08:34 PM

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You guys are blinded by corporate america and commercialism. Nike and UA are big in the USA but Adidas is the big fish globally. Besides, I have worm shoes by Nike and they suck. New Balance makes a much more comfortable shoe.

SJMPARMAN

Personally, I know I am impressed that we out recruited the likes of Cincinnati, FAU, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Temple, Western Kentucky and Temple. I'll sleep well tonight...

1mg of Epi


If it's not Nike, it better be under armour.
Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Osh Kosh B'gosh would be more appropriate

WWIN

Nike be like...

F*#k dat $&#t, we didn't sign up fa dis bull$&#t!!!! Plus dey only want plain Jane uniforms anyways, ain't a damn thang we can do for em no mo!!!!!!!

dj moonbat

Osh Kosh B'gosh would be more appropriate

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 16, 2014 at 09:16 PM


That's gonna leave a mark.

1mg of Epi

You're just being tough on him because you fear the change to the new scheme. D'Onofrio easily has the charisma of a fresh corpse, without a trace of rot.

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 16, 2014 at 09:15 P

I'm not so sure about that... I've met plenty of rotten corpses whose company I would prefer over D'no... And lets not forget the fact that in each case, rotten or not, the corpses are better football coaches.

CaneRock

Raize...I'm not a slave to a brand either, but for football gear, I prefer Nike...and Under Armour like Ohio_Cane said. But like you with New Balance, Reeboks are a more comfortable fit for me.

1mg of Epi

worm shoes by Nike and they suck. New Balance makes a much more comfortable shoe.

Posted by: Raizecane | December 16, 2014 at 09:16 PM

Worm shoes?! D'no wears em too I assume.

Raizecane

Worm shoes?! D'no wears em too I assume.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 16, 2014 at 09:31 PM

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Blimey.....LOL

86Cane

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