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September 06, 2015

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86Cane

New blog is up!

CoCane

Lol...

Yeah Lur-ker. In 1 word. Polish...

CaneRock

Love Howard, but LMAO! @ “Worst thing they ever did was let Larry Coker go"...wooooo.

CaneRock

Barry:

Howard Schnellenberger says it will be “bittersweet” when the school he led to a national title walks past the statue of his likeness, then onto Howard Schnellenberger Field, in Boca Raton on Friday night --- marking the first time that UM plays in the FAU stadium he worked tirelessly to build as the program’s coach and architect.

FAU is 0-15 against teams from power five conferences since 2008 --- with an average margin of defeat of 35 points --- but Schnellenberger insists the 16-point underdog Owls have a decent chance to win this game, two years after UM drubbed FAU 34-6 at Sun Life Stadium.

“I watched UM in their spring game and then I watched FAU in our stadium and after I looked at both, I said, ‘Geez, there’s not much difference between these teams,’” said Schnellenberger, who now works as an “ambassador at large” for FAU.

“We have a quarterback in his fourth year that’s a winner. And our team is better than a year ago,” he added. “This will be a pretty close to even game. Wouldn’t it be something if we won by one point?”

Schnellenberger, 81, led UM to its first of five national titles and went 41-16 as Hurricanes coach from 1979 to 1983. Nearly two decades later, he launched and coached FAU’s program, going 58-74, winning two bowl games and advancing to an FCS playoff semifinal before retiring after 2011.

There’s no question about his rooting interest on Friday.

“I’m pulling for the team that’s paying me,” he said of an FAU job that mostly involves fund-raising and giving speeches. “That doesn’t take anything away from my feelings for Miami. For this game, my heart and soul are involved with this [FAU] team.

“I’m fulfilling my promise to [wife] Beverly. When I took this job here I promised we would win a national championship in my lifetime. I haven’t been able to get that done. I can still help make that promise come true. This is big game for us.”

Friday’s matchup was the type of game Schnellenberger dreamed of hosting when he helped raise $70 million to build this 29,412-seat stadium --- which was completed in 2011 and is the only college football facility that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Friday’s game is a sellout, with UM selling its allotment of 4200 tickets.

A full house will be quite a change for FAU, which averaged just 14,122 fans last season, ranking 121st of 129 schools. (UM was 40th at 52,518 and FIU 127th at 11,966.)

So can this FAU team draw fans?

"Just wait until we beat Miami,” he said. “That will answer your question. Remember, this is South Florida. The Dolphins didn’t have enough people to start a fist fight when Don Shula got down there. We will be the lone wolf on Friday night.”

The only other college football game on TV Friday will be a nondescript Utah-Utah State matchup on ESPN2, airing opposite UM-FAU on Fox Sports 1.

Schnellenberger tried to persuade UM to play FAU years ago --- he called coach Larry Coker directly --- “but the answer was a flat no because I didn’t have a big enough stadium. They had no interest in playing us.”

But once FAU moved from Lockhart Stadium to its own facility, UM was willing to schedule a three-game series with two games at Sun Life.

Former UM president “Donna Shalala and our [former] president [Mary Jane] Saunders, two women, got together and said we ought to have a game and it came to pass,” Schnellenberger said.

UM asked FAU if it would be interested in moving this year’s game to Sun Life to accommodate more fans, but FAU declined.

“Of course not,” Schnellenberger said. “You are getting two home games. You are going to play the damn game in our stadium.”

FAU athletic director Patrick Chun said no thought was given to moving this game to Sun Life because “we want to deliver the college football experience to our students, faculty, staff and fans in FAU Stadium. There is always a heightened level of excitement and anticipation for the home opener.

“Adding to this fever is the opportunity to play host to a respected opponent. Ultimately we are creating an event like none other in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.”

Schnellenberger, who likes Al Golden as a coach, believes UM will be very good again soon but “I don’t know if they can do it in a year. They can make progress this year.”

Why has the program fallen off?

“All the crap with the NCAA and the bad decisions they made with their coaches,” he said. “Worst thing they ever did was let Larry Coker go. That threw the whole program in a tailspin and they didn’t hire the right coach.

“Randy Shannon is a good young man but didn’t have nearly enough experience to handle that program. Golden has been a yeoman handling all the NCAA stuff.”

Go Canes

Off to Bimini in the a.m. Will hopefully be able to catch the game there.

Everyone enjoy the weekend and Go Canes!!!!

Lur-ker

Not just polish, but you also have to find out which combination of linemen is less likely to get your QB killed and also get those backup reps as well

Go Canes

Yep.

CoCane

As I think about it. I'm glad we Coley didn't give BC a heavy dose of the running game to protect the OL. It's easier for OL to run block. The techniques are more simple. With the OL being so inexperienced, their pass blocking will need more polish heading into the 6 game gauntlet. So it would seem wise to throw it a little more these first 2 games...

CaneRock

Damn, Serena beat my future SIL.

laquinton

Briles was at what Houston and Baylor ? Urban is all about his next challenge . I don't think he leaves OSU. Some coaches didn't need and head coaching exp.. Baltimore hired Harbaugh over plenty of coaches and he was the special teams coach

Terrance Sullivan

Lur-ker spot on Brotha. WWIN Yes that's crazy.

Lur-ker

First week bowl projections are about as irrelevant as any prediction can get. Especially once you get past the top 4-5 bowls to the mid and lower tiers.

WWIN

Golden said the GPS systems clocked 8 players on defense running 20mph this past Saturday against BCU... that's crazy!

Technology has come a long ways!

nemo2002

USA Today's Bowl Projections:

Would you believe Miami (Fla) v. Temple?

http://sportswire.usatoday.com/2015/09/09/bowl-projections-first-week-creates-some-shakeup-in-playoff/

How low can U go?

Go Canes

@CanesAllAccess: Nutrition Center Opens for Student-Athletes. The U is #BuildingChampions! http://t.co/wSIrPXFMGC

30CINCO

College debut a night to remember for young Miami Hurricanes

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article34424400.html

Ohio_Cane

Anyone watch Hard Knocks last night? Wilfork was booting field goals against USA women's soccer player Carli Lloyd. It was Hilarious!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i9rm6XOqs0

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | September 09, 2015 at 03:56 PM
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He's hilarious! And holy cow athletic! Those were boots for the big boy

Go Canes

@mattyports: As of now, Miami is prepared to issue 228 media credentials for Sept. 19 vs. Nebraska (that's print/radio/photo; has 50 TV spots set aside).

thirstybuzzardcane

Anyone watch Hard Knocks last night? Wilfork was booting field goals against USA women's soccer player Carli Lloyd. It was Hilarious!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i9rm6XOqs0

CaneRock

Huh...

NEW YORK -- The NBA will now seed playoff teams solely by their record, throwing out the top-four protection for teams who win their divisions.

The expected change was unanimously approved Tuesday by the league's Board of Governors. Teams in each conference will be seeded from one to eight by their won-loss record.

Previously, division winners were guaranteed no worse than the No. 4 seed, a rule that became heavily criticized last season when Portland ended up No. 4 in the powerful Western Conference despite having the sixth-best record in the conference.

The league also changed the tiebreaker procedures, making head-to-head results the first tiebreaker for seeding and home-court advantage and whether a team won its division the second tiebreaker. A division winner previously got the home-court advantage if it met a team with the same record in the playoffs.

Ohio_Cane

Good info from a poster on CIS (Tony will appreciate this, I think):

Statistical Analysis of Defense vs. BCC

I think we are all aware of the fact that the game was shortened, and I also think we are all aware that a Miami program should always pound a team like BCC.

With that in mind, I wanted to take a look and see how we compared on a per-play basis against BCC in comparison to other FBS schools playing FBS teams. It might surprise some (our coaches perhaps?) that there is a far greater correlation to points allowed between yards-per-play than there is for simply looking at total yards allowed. Additionally, the correlation is strengthened quite a bit more by regressing the average starting position to account for where the opposing team actually starts their possession with the ball, but given the fact we are talking about FCS vs. FBS games, that sort of analysis should not be necessary, as you would hope not many teams would be having several turnovers and big mistakes such as that.

There were 48 games between FCS and FBS teams in week one, so the data set is actually fairly large (nearly half the teams that played, played FCS programs).

It was interesting to me in the sense that Miami truly and thoroughly dominated a team that was fairly decent offensively last year, and returned many of those same players on offense.

On a per rush basis, Miami ranked 10th of all teams against their FCS opponent. 5th out of the 23 BCS teams who played an FCS team. (1.51 YPC). Rutgers was first at -0.13 YPC. This was in the 78th percentile of all teams against the run.

On a yards per pass basis, Miami ranked 2nd of all teams against their FCS opponent. They were also 2nd among BCS teams who played an FCS team. (2.36 YPA) West Virginia was 1st at 2.23 YPA, but played a triple option team. This was in the 96th percentile of all teams against the pass.

On a total yards per play basis, Miami ranked 3rd of all teams. They were 2nd among BCS teams who played an FCS team. (1.72 YPP). New Mexico was 1st and destroyed a very, very bad FCS team at 1.32 YPP. Syracuse was the top BCS team with an impressive 1.60 YPP. Miami ranked in the 94th percentile on yards per play run.

There is a long way to go, and I won't be fooled again is a song that keeps playing in my head, but for one week at least, Miami's defense truly was dominant. You hear quite a bit about D'Onofrio- and rightly so- but the real worry is the offense. Playing against an undermanned defense replacing nine starters, Miami was mediocre in all facets offensively on a per-play basis. If we want to actually be a good team this year, we need to make massive strides offensively and become a lot more efficient with our plays on offense. I mentioned earlier that yards-per-play correlates well with scoring points, well that counts for the offensive side of our team as well, and right now we are not even close to where we need to be and Coley has to take some of that blame.

CaneRock

Well said VA.

Also, Urban is light years ahead of Briles.

Briles was a HC at the HS level for years...while Urban had NO HC or coordinator experience at ANY level before He took His first job...it's not even close.

USAFCane


Kind of scary to think what Art Briles would do if he was at a top tier school. He's resurrected two downtrodden programs simply through coaching.

Posted by: TonyCane | September 08, 2015 at 08:12 PM

Him and Patterson. Both destined for bigger things, maybe the NFL. Would love either at Miami but they'd be too expensive.

VA Cane

Briles has done well......but show me the NC trophy....thats all that ever matters.....that title is what it is all about....all the marbles ?CHAMPS!!!

VA Cane

I do NOT like the man, and I want to hate him, but I can't seem to find it in me to do so. He always seems calm and coaching, like the smartest man in the room. The more I think about it he reminds me of Bill Clinton. I do not like the man or his politics but hating him is just so damn hard to do because he has it going on in more ways than one, pantsuit not included.


I feel the same about Clinton....hell he was at the WC Soccer tournament in what 2011? drinking a beer with Mick The Jagger!!! How cool is that? Bill may be the only Dem I ever liked...he's very cool. Hell if i was married to that witch liar irresponsible joke of a politician his old lady thinks she is....I'd get some on the side too. Shes ugly and vain. Bill is cool!! She wears them pantsuits cause she think she can be Prez...wrong....and it would be funny to see Barry Ob in a dress!!!!!


Yes Urban inherited talent.....but if you cannot coach and get them to run through walls you aint shit!! I see some green eye jealousy in that comment! not everyone can coach...Ahem...he can and does....we are Miami 2003 was long ago but we came off a NC and played for one....so don't tell me the cupboard was bare and make excuses for Clappy, Onion and AlPa....they could not keep it going.....anthing else is an excuse!!!


Urban M. has won everywhere he has been....3 titles and looking to repeat this year. Too bad he's not available.....I'd take him as a coach anyday....he wins!!!!IJS! I want to win as well.

I reserve comment on the D and team in general....ok we beat the little sisters of the poor and we play their little sisters this week.....win and move on. I want to see where we are after the 6 game gauntlet...we will know better then.

I dream one day of a division where each game is super tough.....good solid opponent each week....thats football to me. I am taking my team today to scrimmage a team of 9th graders....step it up, make us better.

Go Canes

Even if Coley is 85-90%, I'd sit him.

Ohio_Cane

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 3m3 minutes ago
UM's Braxton Berrios, Stacy Coley out for Friday's game at FAU http://fw.to/QUK2FBJ

Ohio_Cane

ICYMI, Al Golden presser from yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaI9ePM_Tjc

NativeCane

Skool, Drakes a one man gang! LOL

Dem Canes!!!

Old Skool

Leap the O-line, block the extra point, run it back for a touchdown... Great move if you can time it well

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/9/8/9278367/4-star-recruit-drake-davis-extra-point-jump-o-line

Go Canes

Gerry Hamilton ‏@HamiltonESPN 1h1 hour ago
Correction on #Canes visit for #ESPN300 No. 30 @iiAm_Mesho ... his OV to #Miami will be Sept. 19 for #Nebraska game

Go Canes

Really good read Ohio. Expresses what a lot of people have said about the defense.

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting new: 5-star ATH Mecole Hardman @iiam_mesho schedules OV to Coral Gables #TheU http://www.stateoftheu.com/2015/9/9/9290261/5-star-ath-mecole-hardman-to-visit-miami?utm_campaign=stateoftheu&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

laquinton

Nice read Ohio

Ohio_Cane

Canes - 41
Owls - 10

Terrance Sullivan

Canezilla I like your thinking.

Terrance Sullivan

I want our Canes to beat FAU by like 45-14.

Ohio_Cane

Miami Ticket Office ‏@UMTickets 13m13 minutes ago

We are sold out of tickets for the FAU game on Friday night. Will Call will open at 6:30 pm at Gate 4.

Ohio_Cane

Read this. It's awesome. Shaq's dad:

http://www.thecanereport.com/-shaqdaddy-s-diary--...-bethune-cookman.html

canezilla

I KNOW WE GOING TO HAVE SOME LOUD MOUTH FAU FANS TALKING BEFORE THE GAME. I WANT ANOTHER SHUTOUT..

Old Skool

Very strange to think of Boca as a college football town. Tennis, golf and polo tournaments, easy; art, wine, and indie film festivals, no problem; even a visit from the symphony or ballet; but football??

Terrance Sullivan

86, KYCANE, and Canezilla I know U all will Rep Canesspace to the fullest as only U all know how to do it. See U all for the Nebraska Game at Home. I will be watching it at a Neighborhood Pub or I might go to the Local Twin Peaks. #BeatFAU. That is All!

Terrance Sullivan

TonyCane total agreement my friend.

TonyCane


Ummm Baylor is in the Big XII and been getting Big Boy Money now for nearly 20 years. Baylor is a Big Boy if U are a Power 5 school Plus Notre Dame, and BYU those are Big Boy Programs. Love ya TonyCane but Baylor ain't Troy University or FIU or FAU where they are a small player. Baylor is a big boy while UCF, USF, SMU, Cincinnati, UConn, are a Mid Major.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 08, 2015 at 08:34 PM

Right...they are certainly a step above UCF, USF, or SMU. But here's the thing about Art Briles. He took over a Houston Cougars squad that was two years removed from an 0-11 season. After bringing the lowly Houston team back to respectability, he moved on to Baylor.

Yes, Baylor is part of the Big 12. It gets Big Boy money. But the program was inept through the second half of the 1990s and well into the 2000s. They had not had a winning season since 1995, had won 11 games in twelve years of Big 12 conference play.
This was not a dumpster fire. This was a perennial doormat. His first two years they went 4-8. In year three it was 7-6. In year four it was 10-3.

Last year they were 11-2, and he did this with only 10 four and five star players on the roster (per commitments over the previous four classes).

Meanwhile what did Urban Meyer inherit, going by the previous three signing classes at each school?

Ohio State: 3 five stars, 34 four stars
Florida: 7 five stars, 28 four stars

He then added onto to those rosters by bringing in for his initial classes:

Ohio State: 2 five stars, 14 four stars
Florida: 8 four stars

So regarding Urban Meyers:

1) He's a great coach
2) He's a great recruiter
3) He's inherited very strong existing talent and then maximized it

I still think what Briles has done is more impressive, given the circumstances of what he faced.

Top Five Teams per number of 4/5* Recruits over previous four years (2014):

1. Alabama.........68
2. Ohio State......60
3. Florida State...57
4. LSU.............54
5. Florida.........53

BigWindyCane1

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2015-09-06/colleges-most-players-nfl-rosters

List of college programs with the most NFL players. Canes are number 2, ahead of powerhouses like Bama and Ohio State. Coker, Shannon and Golden didn't win like the other programs on the list but the U still produced NFL players


BigWindyCane1

Seeing how our defense looks, it's hard tosee how our D will not be a top defense in the ACC. The D is big, nasty, athletic and deep. There are several NFL draft picks on the Canes defensive roster. Several reserves on the D are better than the starters.

raizecane

So glad I get Fox Sports 1. Want to watch this game live and see how we've improved from game 1 to that one

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 08, 2015 at 10:21 PM

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Yup....I get it as well.

Ohio_Cane

So glad I get Fox Sports 1. Want to watch this game live and see how we've improved from game 1 to that one

86Cane

MD...yeah, Canezilla, KYCane and I will be in Boca on Friday for a first hand report. Lets just hope the game and the FAU cheerleaders live up to the hype?

MDCane

Hope you'll realize that the CANES play on Friday night instead of Saturday. I did not realize that until FOX Sport advertised the game of part of their Friday night line up in the DC Metro.

Terrance Sullivan

Ummm Baylor is in the Big XII and been getting Big Boy Money now for nearly 20 years. Baylor is a Big Boy if U are a Power 5 school Plus Notre Dame, and BYU those are Big Boy Programs. Love ya TonyCane but Baylor ain't Troy University or FIU or FAU where they are a small player. Baylor is a big boy while UCF, USF, SMU, Cincinnati, UConn, are a Mid Major.

thirstybuzzardcane


Urban has twice inherited a loaded roster and made them into a championship team.

You have to respect that.

But let's see if he can sustain it at OSU, He left UF with the cupboard pretty bare.

Posted by: Go Canes | September 08, 2015 at 07:08 PM
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Agreed! I've been telling people this for a long time. Urban is just in the right place at the right time! He saw the writing on the wall at UF and bailed on them.

TonyCane

Kind of scary to think what Art Briles would do if he was at a top tier school. He's resurrected two downtrodden programs simply through coaching.

CaneRock

I hear ya', but like I said, He made a run of the mill Utah team relevant...that Utah team would've been in the PO's if they had one back then.

raizecane

But let's see if he can sustain it at OSU, He left UF with the cupboard pretty bare.

Posted by: Go Canes | September 08, 2015 at 07:08 PM

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I was talking to a Buckeye about this last night and even though i dont have any facts to prove it, I don't think he was happy at Florida. Ohio State is his dream job and I think he saw the opportunity coming.

Now if he starts complaining about headaches and wanting to spend more time with family....then maybe it wasn't an excuse to leave UF. But clearly, his heart wasn't there and it showed in his recruiting and how he dealt with the press. With all that being said...he is in the top 2 best in coaching and I would love to have him at Miami :-)

Go Canes

I don't think anyone saying he can't coach, but there's no denying he stepped into two unbelievable situations.

He's kind of like Phil Jackson, great coach who maximizes talent laden rosters .

CaneRock

OK and how many 4 & 5*s did He inherit at Utah when He made em' relevant in 2 years?

TonyCane

Keep in mind, of all division 1 programs, Ohio State was second going into the playoffs in the number of 4 and 5 star players. Only behind Alabama. And that was just the 2014 squad. Meyer has an absolutely loaded roster.

CaneRock

Urban just gets the best outta kids. I don't think I've ever heard Him say, "Well, I gotta get my kids in here, so it's gonna take 4 years blah,blah,blah". Far as I know, He takes whatever He inherits, and builds em' into a winner. The guy can just flat out COACH!

Go Canes

Urban has twice inherited a loaded roster and made them into a championship team.

You have to respect that.

But let's see if he can sustain it at OSU, He left UF with the cupboard pretty bare.

86Cane

Could a breach in a dam of goodwill result in a torrent of hatred?

Posted by: NativeCane | September 08, 2015 at 10:18 AM

NEGATIVE.

I am nowhere near unleashing the fury...YET!

But any more slow starts and bonehead play calls and the fat lady is gonna sing.

86Cane

Hate to say it....Urban got a good team again. He wins what can you say? Hes not my favorite guy, but he is one hell of a coach.

Posted by: VA Cane | September 08, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Agree on all accounts.

I do NOT like the man, and I want to hate him, but I can't seem to find it in me to do so. He always seems calm and coaching, like the smartest man in the room. The more I think about it he reminds me of Bill Clinton. I do not like the man or his politics but hating him is just so damn hard to do because he has it going on in more ways than one, pantsuit not included.

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...I think Darling's alright, He just has to stay consistent in His effort...as evidenced by that sack-fumble on Kaaya. But TD vs KC is a good problem IMO.

Ohio_Cane

CR, Sonny is definitely not my worry. It's the left side, which I wasn't expecting going into last game.

I'm not overly concerned, mainly because it was our first game, but Darling and that left side better shape up or Kaaya is gonna get wrecked against a really good D.

CaneRock

Tell ya' what, Sonny O. looked good on that right side. There was one play where He helped out on a DLmen, and effectively picked up a blitzing LB or DB. I think He keeps it up against tougher comp.

Go Canes

@pbpsports: Miami Hurricanes defense: same as it ever was? http://t.co/KdpHzicHlv

herbieibis

We have 5oo hundred receivers, we just need to find one that is dependable and is a go to guy, sort of like Cooper was at Bama.
It's nice to have depth but I'd like to have just one play like an All-American, week to week, than one that does once in a while.

Ohio_Cane

Top colleges based on NFL 53 man rosters
Miami -FL 37
LSU 35
Alabama 35
Georgia 33
USC 33
Florida 32
Florida St 32
Oklahoma 31
Notre Dame 29


Yeahhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyy!

thirstybuzzardcane


This has nothing to do with football, but probably one of the funniest videos I've ever seen. I think Soup and KYcane were doing this at the tailgate on Saturday


http://vidmax.com/video/116231-Germans-Try-Helium-Infused-Beer

Ohio_Cane

Did not know this:

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 15m15 minutes ago

Detail James Coley shared today: those yellow prax jerseys don't necessarily mean player is hurt. Can designate a guy with high reps per GPS

Da U N Houston

Herb is NOT a slot WR.

That is all.

Posted by: 86Cane | September 07, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Not doubting your knowledge, just questioning this post from CaneSport.


"Receivers Braxton Berrios and Stacy Coley weren't on the practice field today as they received treatment for injuries suffered Saturday.

And while coach Al Golden said their injuries weren't serious, the team is preparing to play without them. To that end Herb Waters got his first reps of the fall today in the slot ... both Berrios and Coley were working primarily as slot receivers this fall.

Malcolm Lewis also plays that spot.

"I'm working on it," Waters said. "I'm comfortable (there)."

Waters says previously this fall he only worked at the outside receiver spots, but said that "it's not a big adjustment."

He said he last played in the slot two years ago."

Go Canes

@mattyports: Tuesday morning Canes notes: Coley returns, Muhammad honored, OL, D thoughts: http://t.co/rlRCCmGIKW http://t.co/VuvtDKASJo

Lur-ker

Yes, and their schedule is pretty weak. They could easily win out.

VA Cane

Hate to say it....Urban got a good team again. He wins what can you say? Hes not my favorite guy, but he is one hell of a coach. He can recruit them, they play for him love him.......and they win. thats what it is all about. They are pretty damn good; they got it together quickly.

Lur-ker

I've never had a broken one, but that's a damn big bone.

Also, in the shoulder on a QB, who could get easily driven to the ground by a 300 pounder. Five weeks to be ready for that? If it's just a little crack, then maybe. But they did say broken. I just don't see it.

Old Skool

Could a breach in a dam of goodwill result in a torrent of hatred?

Good line. Mr. Native

CaneRock

Collarbones can be a funny thing. I coached a kid that had a broken one, and He didn't even know it...at least that's what His Mom told me.

Ohio_Cane



Matt Porter ‏@mattyports

Just noticed this in Miami's pre-FAU media notes: Al-Quadin Muhammad, suspended for season-opener, was named defensive scout team MVP.

Lur-ker

No chance VT's 1st string QB is back for our game. A snapped collar bone (put your hand on your collarbone and see what a thick strong bone that is) and you're ready to be punished with hard hits in 5 weeks. Nah, I'm not buying it. I'd rather they put their best team out there against us, but I just don't see it.

NativeCane

Not happy with offense or coordinator.Posted by: 86Cane | September 08, 2015 at 08:19 AM

Uh oh!

Could a breach in a dam of goodwill result in a torrent of hatred?

Dem Canes!!!

Ohio_Cane

VT's always been good when they had a dual threat QB.

Posted by: CaneRock | September 08, 2015 at 09:44 AM
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Yeah, but those DT's could at least throw the ball. This kid really can't. Reminds me of Torrance Gibson, tbh. Strong arm, not accurate.

Ohio_Cane

I'm not judging what our offense does until we play a non-cupcake. We won't show our entire O vs Bethune or next against FIU. Probably not even all of it vs Nebraska, depending on how that game goes.

CaneRock

VT's always been good when they had a dual threat QB.

1mg of Epi

^^ Exactly.

86Cane

Go...fair enough.

Go Canes

I'll reserve judgement on our OC until we play someone this season.

We've heard a lot this offseason about the command of the offense and leadership skills Kaaya has shown with more time in the system and more time around the team.

If we don't see a strong vertical passing game and some creativity from the O once the big games start I'll start to worry.

Terrance Sullivan

86 Total agreement.

Go Canes

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 3m3 minutes ago
Pete Piechoski, a 1976 Miami grad, UM trustee & board chair for USA Bobsled & Skeleton, has made a $1 million commitment to the Hurricanes.

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: ICYMI: UM's reserves impressive in opener; Berrios, Coley still sidelined; AQM preps for return and more Monday notes http://t.co/iUkz7grvLZ

86Cane

Not happy with offense or coordinator.

CoCane

3 of them in the last 2 seasons^^^^

Go Canes

@ByTimReynolds: Updating ...

VT's top home deficits, last 20 years:
Miami 2014, 30
Miami 2005, 27
Ohio State, 2015, 25
Ga Tech 2006, 25
E Carolina 2014, 21

tjl3909

Good Morning

86Cane

Coley was the starter in the slot. Matchup nightmare

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 07, 2015 at 11:48 PM

STUPID IMHO

Ohio_Cane

Coley was the starter in the slot. Matchup nightmare

Lur-ker

Since Berrios & Coley are out, at least for now, there will be some shifting

Lur-ker

Coley was listed as both.

Other listed slots:
#8 Braxton Berrios 5-9, 180 – SO
#9 Malcolm Lewis 6-0, 190- R-JR
Source was PBP

Rest are listed as WR's

Honestly, there can be sliding in and out depending on injuries. Since Berrios & Coley is are, at least for now, will be some shifting

WWIN

I will fix this. Going 305 on these boys.

Posted by: 86Cane | September 07, 2015 at 10:48 PM

Lol! Okay thanks

Keoki

Great pics & write up as always.
Props to those who attended & endured the weather.

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

CaneRock

SOUP...was Coley on the outside in the game?...I saw Him listed as a slot on the depth chart.

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