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January 07, 2017

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nemo2002

Nemo rules!

raizecane

No 2

SOUP

When you look at those lists it just SHOCKS U!

nemo2002

Suffice to say, "we didn't want them anyway."

Terrance Sullivan

Yes this is a sobering reminder of a good part of our fall from the top of the College FOOTBALL Mountaintop.

WWIN

Whyche was a beast at JUCO. U saw the tape. Not his fault he was in D'no's scheme. That, and getting in trouble didn't help.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 06, 2017 at 11:41 PM

#TrueStory

I talked to a former player tonight... he said one of Golden's faults was keeping player's in the doghouse... said he purposely didn't want Whyche to have any film to be seen.

Said D'no is really BRILLIANT...said players never could get their mind's over playing a 3-4 so they NEVER bought in. Said they believed they would still go to the league regardless. But said D'no would have the right plays called but they wouldn't execute it.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ That could be true, but as I said a million times, if thats the case, its still on the DC having a system too complicated for him to teach at the NCAA level.

WWIN

He didn't say it was complicated... just said players didn't want to do it! Lol

Dude on a Pale Horse

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Go Canes!

Second interview with Go Canes...

SOUP: How is Mark Richt doing so far?

GO: Richt is the best coach ever at UM.

SOUP: But he still did not win the ACC division or conference?

GO: But that is not his fault. The players were bad. The depth was weak. The fans suck.

SOUP: OK, so what about next year?

GO: Well if we win the National Championship it will be because of Mark Richt. If we don't it will be because of Donald Trump.

SOUP: Why is that?

GO: Well Mark is God and Trump is not.

SOUP: Well OK then...

Posted by: HAPPY SOUP | January 06, 2017 at 11:58 PM

I'll answer those correctly any time you like, though I doubt you care enough to hear anything other than your simpleton's interpretation of things written here.

SOUP

OK, Go, let's give it a GO then (others can reply also if they like):

1. List the three most important areas for improvement for the UM football team in 2017?

2. On a scale of 1-10 (1 bad, 10 great) how would you rate Mark Richt's performance so far as UM head coach?

3. On his overall performance during his entire career at UM how would you rate QB Brad Kaaya using the same scale?

Herbieibis

Let The Herb have a crack at those 3 questions:
1. The offense needs to be more consistent. To many times during this past season Richt would push the snooze button. He needs to open it up a little more and have more creativity. Now this may not happen because of our qb situation. The o-line has to play WAY better than it did. We have to add more talent at that position and we need a little more depth of talent at wr and rb.
2. I would give Richt a 7.5. His play calling, at times, left a lot to be desired.
3.Kaaya would get a 7.5 as well. Granted he didn't turn the ball over much, but he could never help us win the big games. He couldn't move around to by time and took to many sacks. We all know the o-line was not great but he didn't help much because of those brix. Yes he will leave with some records and we would have been very good had he returned but as I've said before u can't by speed and mobility and he had neither.

TonyCane

If you were to look at overall roster numbers on a year by year basis, it's created depth problems at a few various points. The 2009 season - where we started 5-1 - was essentially ruined by depth problems. By the Clemson game we had a rash of injuries on a team that had somewhere around 69 scholarship players, and we did not have enough bodies to continue at the pace that we were at. So a 5-1 start ends in a 9-4 finish.

The 2012 class is amazing - to have 15 players out within two years, and ten within one year is incredible. Maybe some would not have been starters, but I also think that behind the scenes losing that number of personnel destroys leadership - i.e. installing the values of the team (work ethic, discipline) on the next inbound group of players.

TonyCane

I also wonder if Kayaa would have stayed if Coley had remained OC.

BigWindyCane1

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 03:20 AM

I agree. The D'No recruited too many players that didn't belong here. I heard one insider say that the D'No and Golden offered recruits that were not "MIAMI-type " players, in terms of lacking the kind of athleticism and explosiveness that made the Hurricanes great. There was no quality depth for CMR in 2016, thus freshmen and transfers played a lot.

Moreover, Diaz and Kul took a defensive end (McIntosh) and tackle (Norton) in D'No's scheme and he is turning them into stars

TonyCane

I talked to a former player tonight... he said one of Golden's faults was keeping player's in the doghouse... said he purposely didn't want Whyche to have any film to be seen.

Said D'no is really BRILLIANT...said players never could get their mind's over playing a 3-4 so they NEVER bought in. Said they believed they would still go to the league regardless. But said D'no would have the right plays called but they wouldn't execute it.

Posted by: WWIN | January 07, 2017 at 12:35 AM

Two thought:

1) I'm not sure if that's unique to Golden. Didn't Shannon have an especially large doghouse with expansive wings built on either side of it. A certain Packer defensive player spent half of his career there.

2) D'No had five years to implement his system. By 2015 everyone on his team were HIS recruits - they should have bought in. I think the scheme was too complex, just as Pete Carroll's Seattle scheme was too complex for USC and only was fully realized with the Seahawks.

nemo2002

1) Offense, defense, special teams
2) 7.676
3) 8.787

Terrance Sullivan

1.The Team needs to improve special teams. Jersey Mike had a off year, and we didn't return enough punt returns and kickoff returns for points either touchdowns or set up field goals. We increased our scoring per game by 9 points and defense allowed 9 fewer points per game as well. 2. I give Coach Mark Right and his coaching staff a 8.25. I give Brad Kaaya 15 a 8.25.

trianglecane

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1. List the three most important areas for improvement for the UM football team in 2017?

1. Offensive line has to be more consistent.
2. The oc has to play to the new qbs strenghs.
3. No sophomore slumps!

2. On a scale of 1-10 (1 bad, 10 great) how would you rate Mark Richt's performance so far as UM head coach?

I would give him an 8. Miami should not have lost to ND and NC. He seemed unwilling to change at times.

3. On his overall performance during his entire career at UM how would you rate QB Brad Kaaya using the same scale?

Statically I would give him a 10. In times that Miami needed him to take the reins and drag them to victory in would give him a 5.

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Herbieibis

I would say Deno was a moron and should have been gone after year 3. Now for the plain truth more than half the players that left while Goldie locks was coach were defensive players, which didn't help Deno much. Maybe his schemes were to complex but it's hard to play good smart defense when u have revolving door of players, especially at LB, where every time u turned around a backer was getting the boot.
Thank Al for having the Go Nads, not to fire your bro or we we would still would be in misery!

VA Cane

You can look at those lists....but really...how many of those guys were really top notch quality players....not a one...where are they now...not starring in the NFL!!!! They all were really poor reaches, players who were not very good and would have made no difference at all had they stayed.

What it says is we recruit players based on the star system, instead of scouting players who are fundamentally sound, possess strong character skills, are determined to finish what they start, and were asked to play based on a first hand account witness of physical and mental skills required to play college football. They may be nice kids but they were not very good players....they are nowhere...ghosts never to be found.

1 OL has to improve; I am tired of chubby slow footed lazy sloths blocking one play and taking the next one off; pick the feet up hustle run to the block....you have to want to win, not just do ok stop being a puss....beat somebodys azz....then do it again ...hate you opponent!!!. QB...stop being scared and gunshy...develop footwork...do not throw in to coverage...speak up lead by vocal and example...Offense...pass the ball!

2 I give Richt 6.5 as a coach....the first 2 games anybody could have coached to a win....he did well in the last 5....rising 6.5!

3 6.5...he got better....needs a lot more time at QB in college...not ready for pros!

1mg of Epi

Richt has been a mixed bag.
Pluses: Has hired a good staff. Revamped the S&C. Raised money/facilities. Generally raised UM's profile.

Minuses: Unimaginative offense. Took too long to tailor his system to the talent.

Gotta give him a 7.5. Hard to give him a higher grade when he flushed 30% of the season being stubborn.

Kaaya is a good QB. Not great. Wasn't helped by his coaches. He gets 8.

Dude on a Pale Horse

1. Offensive line, obviously, special teams, need to have someone dynamic to get better field position for the O, wouldnt mind scoring on ST either, 3 overall talent across the board.

2. Richt: 8. Would have been lower if the D wasnt so filthy, nasty, mean, dominant. Great to have a dominant side of the ball again. All in all a solid year 1. Bowl win is terrific.

3. Kaaya: 8. Could be convinced of a higher or lower grade here. Kaaya is just too inconsistant for large stretches of the game. Kind of reminds me of Brock Berlin in that regard, without the big wins over rivals.

mi@mic@ne

no d just became the Houston Cougars head coach..it fits very well..his d will be playing like a bunch of old cougars...lmao

Herbieibis

Va cane, u said above we recruit players based on star power, that's the problem we have gotten to many C type players who don't have the needed fundamentals to play here and on top of that, the past coaching has been lackluster. I know we are never going to be loaded with a bunch of four and five star players but make no mistake we need our fair share if we want to be a consistent threat for the ship and the coaching to go along with it.

1mg of Epi

3. Kaaya: 8. Could be convinced of a higher or lower grade here. Kaaya is just too inconsistant for large stretches of the game. Kind of reminds me of Brock Berlin in that regard, without the big wins over rivals.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Agree. His game is limited, he wasn't great at progressions, but I still think his coaches failed him.

VA Cane

Agreed Herbie; 3 stars can become 5 stars with coaching and development of skills...Ray Lewis great example.

We reach too much when we need to be able to identify sand develop talent....Butch Davis, JJ did this well...and HS!!

You have to get some 4 and 5s....but the 3s give you depth...by coaching developing....and all stars must have....and be retaught fundamentals. Herbie, I think if you win the games you should, you can get some of the 4s and 5s....and more of them...Just Win Baby!!!!

11-1 this year...a very distinct opportunity...had the O played to win instead of compete...and you get those guys...or more of them....winning turns heads, solves everything...well almost everything...and cannot HURT recruiting!!!!!

VA Cane

Nice stats and article Soup!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Another thing that Miami needs to do... one thing that really got USC in the spotlight was Pete Carroll embracing Hollywood. In my opinion Miami can do this too.

1mg of Epi

Another thing that Miami needs to do... one thing that really got USC in the spotlight was Pete Carroll embracing Hollywood. In my opinion Miami can do this too.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 02:49 PM

Obviously your referring to Hollywood, fla. Right? Like maybe they can do a Miss 441 or miss federal highway pageant!?

Or a French Canadian speedo competition!

Or a Bagel toss?

Herbieibis

Speaking of Brock Berlin, put him under center he sucked but put him in the shot-gun the dude could play, especially when we were behind.

Go Canes!

1. Think it's too early to know the #1 thing that needs improvement. A couple of games into the season we could have a serious QB problem or be thrilled with who's under center. That aside it's the obvious, better O-line play, better play calling and for God's sake can we start a single series in the redzone without a false start?

2. I give CMR a solid 8.5. As soon as he signed his contract he gave us credibility we haven't had in years. He got Richard and Pickney to recommit and scrambled to put together a solid recruiting class.

He also took his time and hit home runs with Kool and Diaz, and overall has put together an excellent staff.

Only issue anyone can have with him, and rightfully so, was his play calling during that four game stretch. But in my opinion he righted that and we rolled to a dominant second half of the season and bowl game.

3. I give Kaaya an 8. Talked about here to death, I thought he was a very good player for us who got stuck on some pretty crappy teams. He wasn't a world beater but in a huge majority of games he did his part to get us wins.


Dude on a Pale Horse

That Notre Dame loss just keeps eating at me. Win that one and we got 10 wins.

roachcane77

Well it seems that everyone EXCEPT Go Canes! is responding, SOUP. LOL

Well #1 seems pretty unanimous... OL #1 need.
I also agree with many about ST's... too many Fair Catches on punt ST's. Need to be more dynamic.
#3 need for me is OC... offensive play calling.

CMR- 7.9. Super glad to have him back at the U! However, there were just too many conservative O calls that cost us W's.

QB BK- 7.5. Would like to give him more... he was a good leader, (and record setter), but, I concur with the masses... he cost us some W's that a more mobile QB would have carried us through. Even still, I would have wanted him to stay one more year.

Let's Go CANES!


roachcane77

Good to hear from you Go Canes!

1mg of Epi

What's the deal with this seasons class? Don't really follow recruiting but apparently things ain't looking how we wanted?

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ Still have some time Epi. And I hate, hate, hate typing this because I know better, but 2018 is looking like a legit top 10 class. The best thing about '18 is that there seems to be enthusiasm from that age group.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ We just need to survive 2017 season and hit the ABCs.

a) Win 10 games.
b) Win the Coastal.
c) Win a bowl.

1mg of Epi

Lol alrighty then.

Go Canes!

2017 can be a Top 10 class.

Get the RB from Maryland, get the JUCO corner, get the two O-linemen from Heritage and somehow get a very good WR to hit and we will be.

Dont think any of those are a stretch.

WWIN

If he cant get those kids to buy in... then something is wrong with him.

Posted by: The Dude | January 07, 2017 at 03:20 AM

Not true! When people are stuck in their ways they're stuck! Some black kids don't listen to white teachers and some white kids don't listen to black teachers... not that the teachers are bad... they might be great teachers but it's the perception. Not saying that was the case just using an example for a player that wants to run a 4-3 instead of a 3-4.

These players are FANS like us...only that they get to play in the games. They love UM but they didn't like D'no! This is not the first time a player has said this... plenty of players have said it was the EXECUTION not the play calls.

WWIN

Posted by: TonyCane | January 07, 2017 at 10:57 AM

2) Defense wasn't bad every D'no was here tho

HillViewCane

Kaaya is the best QB we have had in 20 years. I will entertain arguments about Ken Dorsey who was fantastic in that he rarely made mistakes but Dorsey had an O-line that was so good that there was a period of 21 games where he was only sacked 3 times. Sacked 3 times in 21 games!!! That wasn't his quick release etc. or awareness in the pocket. It was the talent around him. Not to mention his superior OC play-calling. Brad Kaaya is the best that we have had in the referenced time frame. For each year he has been our QB I couldn't name 10 maybe even 5 qb's I would trade him for. You have to have perspective and be realistic. I read someone comparing Kaaya to Berlin? Berlin was terrible outside of the shotgun. All of the other Qbs outside of Dorsey were 1 throw away from a god-aweful interception. Dorsey was rescued by our superior receivers time and time again. Had a very weak arm but as I said didn't make many mistakes. Kaaya is the best we have had in a while and we have been damn lucky to have him. He has probably cost us a couple of games in his tenure but he is a QB it happens. Kaaya has not been our problem. I hate to imagine where we would have been without him.

WWIN

Our recruiting is going GREAT for what we're trying to achieve...win the ACC COASTAL! Unfortunately right now we have to take BABY STEPS! The 3☆ players we're getting now are NOT the same QUALITY of 3☆ players we use to get!

Once we take control of the coastal... we'll get these South Florida Diva's!!!

Go Canes!

ARIZ: Notre Dame Transfer WR Corey Holmes talks Canes

Back in 2014, St. Thomas Aquinas WR Corey Holmes shut his recruitment down and decided to sign with Notre Dame. Fast forward three years later, the once 4 Star, Under Armor All American has decided to transfer from Notre Dame and open his recruiting process back up. He talks to CanesInSight about why he decided to transfer.

"The season was OK," Holmes said. "It was my first true season being involved in the offense."

"I wish I would of saw more opportunities, but that's why I feel like I can take advantage of this opportunity of transferring and get those opportunities I wanted at Notre Dame, somewhere else."

Holmes played in 12 games for Notre Dame this season -- he had 11 receptions for 96 yards, while the opportunities weren't there for him, he explains that playing time wasn't the only factor in this decision.

"The relationship I had with the coaches --Ii felt that if I wasn't going to have a good relationship with the coaches, I wasn't going to get anywhere in my career at Notre Dame," said Holmes.

"The culture believe it or not had a big factor in my decision to transfer. I felt like my whole time there, it just wasn't a good fit for me."

Holmes was a highly ranked recruit coming out of high school, with offers from schools like Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and other, but there's only one school from the past that's still recruiting him.

"North Carolina, Miami, Marshall, Kentucky and Wake Forest are the school recruiting me right now," he said.

Being from St. Thomas Aquinas HS, the local school has always held a special place inside his heart.

"It would be a blessing," said Holmes. "It would be real nice for me to come home and play for my hometown team and wear the orange and green."

"They showed me a good amount of love coming out of high school," he added.

"I wish I would of considered them more when I was in high school and could of took a couple of visits to the campus and stuff."

While Holmes played some 2000 miles away, he has a special relationship with Miami WR coach Ron Dugans.

"What's funny about it, Coach Dugans when he was at USF actually gave me my first offer, so it's really cool that he's at Miami and there's a chance i could player for the coach that was the first to believe in my athletic abilities."

SinisterCane

Posted by: HillViewCane | January 07, 2017 at 03:57 PM

Would Kaaya have won the 2001 championship with Dorsey's supporting class?


Would the 2016 Canez go 8-4 under Dorsey

2014 (3) 3 93 Brandon Linder, OG Jacksonville Jaguars
6 191 Pat O'Donnell, P Chicago Bears
7 237 Seantrel Henderson, OL Buffalo Bills


2015 (7) 1 9 Ereck Flowers, OL New York Giants
1 29 Phillip Dorsett, WR Indianapolis Colts
2 48 Denzel Perryman, LB San Diego Chargers
3 68 Clive Walford, TE Oakland Raiders
3 77 Duke Johnson, RB Cleveland Browns
4 128 Jon Feliciano, OL Oakland Raiders
6 212 Anthony Chickillo, DL Pittsburgh Steelers


2016 (2) 1 25 Artie Burns, DB Pittsburgh Steelers
4 124 Deon Bush, DB Chicago

Go Canes!

Yes and Yes

Dude on a Pale Horse

Yes and No.

Go Canes!

Dorsey's numbers in 2001:

184-318, 57.9% passing for 2652 yards with 23 TDs and 9 INTs.

Kaaya's numbers in 2016:

261-421, 62% passing for 3532 yards with 27 TDS and 7 INTs.

Are you saying Dorsey's numbers would get better with an inferior team and Kaaya's numbers would drop with Portis, McGahee, Gore Shockey, Winslow and Andre Johnson?

Herbieibis

No Mr. Holmes u looked down on the u and thought u were moving to the big time but we are forgivers.
Hillviewcane, all can say is WHAT! Have u been knocking out the shine dude. U are definetly entitled to you're opinion but all The Herb can say is Wow. U and Go Canes must be bros. Kaaya is a good qb and did set a few records BUT won no big games. I would rank him 3rd maybe 4th. Now u can crash on Dorsey BUT he did win a ship and play for another, actually should of played for 3. Scott Covington would be #2, his only misgiving was having to qb us when we were mired in sanctions. #3 Brock Berlin, as I stated before, as long as he stayed in the shot gun the dude at times was unstoppable, remember the Louisville and Florida games? Kaaya #4, won no big games and was a sack waiting to happen. Now if u have the time it takes for a stop light to turn from red to green, then he was good. One more thing about Covington, he did qb us in beating #1 UCLA.

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