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February 08, 2017

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Old Skool

Good Article Soup

Old Skool

That worm is awful tasty

nemo2002

3 4 U

86Cane

That worm is awful tasty

Posted by: Old Skool | February 08, 2017 at 05:40 AM

Tees it up and...

86Cane

LOVE THIS:

"They’re not just fast guys that happen to play football. They’re football players who happened to be fast.”

86Cane

TOO GOOD TO LEAVE BEHIND...

Miami Hurricanes total number of four and five star players annually:

2006: 46 (7-6)
2007: 42 (5-7)
2008: 42 (7-6)
2009: 41 (9-3)
2010: 39 (7-6)
2011: 28 (6-6)
2012: 21 (7-5)
2013: 22 (9-3)
2014: 25 (6-7)
2015: 28 (8-5)
2016: 27 (9-4)
2017: 31

On paper this will be the strongest team overall this decade, and for the first time since 2010 we will have more than thirty players on the roster with four and five stars. Furthermore, at the moment I believe that only five players ranked at four or five stars would automatically depart after next season (Gerald Willis, Braxton Berrios, KC McDermott, Trevor Darling, and Braxton Berrios). An additional nine would depart after the 2018 season.

If Richt can have recruiting classes as strong or stronger in 2018 and 2019, very quickly we are looking at a team that is now on par with Florida State and keeping pace with Clemson, meanwhile further building on the gap with the rest of the Coastal. The numbers are now in our favor - the inverse of the situation that we faced in 2011 and 2012. Wonderful to see.

Posted by: TonyCane | February 08, 2017 at 01:27 AM

UMike

meanwhile further building on the gap with the rest of the Coastal.

Posted by: TonyCane | February 08, 2017 at 01:27 AM

Love that are numbers are better, but having a talent gap in the Coastal hasnt got us anywhere lol... We need to match those numbers with play calling.

Go Canes!

Is it just me or is the hype surrounding Perry starting to turn him into something a little bit larger than life?

Got no problem with pressure or comparisons but in the last two days I've seen it written where he's the next deshaun Watson or Lamar Jackson.

Let him throw a college pass first and truth be told I'd be very happy with him having a year like Francois had for now.

UMike

Wouldnt surprise me one bit to see Rosier or Weldon start day 1. Going to be interesting.

1mg Of epi

Go...
I agree. But we shall see what people think of him after his first bad game.

30CINCO

Miami Hurricanes coaches excited about offensive line signees

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/07/miami-hurricanes-coaches-excited-about-offensive-line-signees/

86Cane

Crow to Jones for 6.

thirstybuzzardcane

That Smith Kid at Safety and That Jennings Kid at Linebacker are True Football Players. One More Good Class at DB, WR and DT.

Posted by: Coolmac758 | February 07, 2017 at 09:56 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Smith ends up at linebacker. The kid is physically imposing right now as a high school kid. The frame he has, he could easily put on a lot more weight.

Go Canes!

Love that are numbers are better, but having a talent gap in the Coastal hasnt got us anywhere lol... We need to match those numbers with play calling.

Posted by: UMike | February 08, 2017 at 08:29 AM

Final 5 games of the season for the Canes:

5 wins, zero losses

Avg PF: 37
Avg PA: 18

Avg yds gained: 466
Avg yds allowed: 331

Our offense finished the year off as well as anyone's.

A slow start against WVU doesn't change the big picture.

raizecane

I see Negative UMike is at it again..... haha

86Cane

Go Canes = Cherry Picker

1mg Of epi

Our offense finished the year off as well as anyone's.

A slow start against WVU doesn't change the big picture.

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 08, 2017 at 09:25 AM

Hopefully OC richt now has what he needs to run his O. 2017 will Mark our return to relevance if he does.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 86Cane | February 08, 2017 at 09:59 AM

Five consecutive games to end the season is cherrypicking.

Ok.

Go Canes!

Casual fans.

Smh...

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 08, 2017 at 10:07 AM

With Linder, McDermott, Darling, Sunny health and a ton of talent coming in I can't see how we dont solve our O-line issues.

Defense will be frightening.

Difference between good and great is going to come down to the guy under center imo.

We'll see.

1mg Of epi

Yup. The QB will be key as usual. Interesting to see whether or not we miss BK.

86Cane

Five consecutive games to end the season is cherry picking?

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 08, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Yes, it is.

I do not have the time nor the inclination to explain my self to a person who sleeps under the blanket of freedom that my blog provides and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say "Thank You" and go on your merry way.

Buy we did that with a good to above average QB. Imagine what we could do with a GREAT QB?

86Cane

Casual fans.

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 08, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Wake me up when we beat FSU AND win our division of the ACC AND win an ACC title.

#CasualFansUnite

#NapTime

UMike

I see Negative UMike is at it again..... haha

Posted by: raizecane | February 08, 2017 at 09:49 AM

Or stating facts. I said the talent gap in the coastal hasnt helped us. We have won 0 Coastal Division titles..how is that negative?

We looked great the last 5 weeks against teams we should of beat, I think if that type of play mixed with out talent is there all season we will win the Coastal easily.

86Cane

Where RCCF at? 12% club for life!

raizecane

Where RCCF at? 12% club for life!

Posted by: 86Cane | February 08, 2017 at 11:27 AM

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he is currently at 13%

Go Canes!

There goes that word should again.

The ever sliding criteria for what that is constantly changes.

UMike

So Pitt, UVA, Duke, NC State & WVU aren't teams Miami SHOULD beat? We should expect losses to those teams?

Herbieibis

With u UMike, hell no we shouldn't lose to those bums and it's about time we didn't lose a game to a team that shouldn't be on the field with us. Oh, I forgot we did lose to UNC.

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | February 08, 2017 at 11:58 AM

What's the determining factor? Stars? Depth of roster? Quality wins?

Pitt was playing great football. They beat Penn State and Clemson this year.

And WV was ranked what, 13th?

So no we shouldn't have beaten Pitt or WV. But we played great and won.

For this program, right now, should is a tough word to use.

UMike

I respectfully disagree. Miami should never be in a position to worry about Pitt...and according to you WVU was way overrated since they lost to the only good teams they played. You called for a blowout. So IMO, we should have won those 5 games.

UMike

The determining factor is we are Miami, I would assume we have had higher ranked recruiting classes then all those teams the last 4 years or so.

We have just lowered our standards so much after over a decade of being mediocre.

UMike

I think the only 2 games that werent a "should win" were FSU and VT... IMO.

UMike

thankfully we have a much better schedule next year. Just have to wonder how far we can go with a rookie QB.

Go Canes!

Like I said if we have more "stars" we should win but if they're bad like the Irish then we should have won.

If they have less stars but develop guys and play well we underachieved.

The should have line moves so that we should basically win every game but one every year.

Miami hasn't been Miami for a long, long time. So five straight and quality wins should be seen as such and not something we "should have" done.

nemo2002

Just have to wonder how far we can go with a rookie QB.

Posted by: UMike | February 08, 2017 at 01:13 PM

Definitely, a major concern.

raizecane

Definitely, a major concern.

Posted by: nemo2002 | February 08, 2017 at 01:28 PM

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just give me a QB that has the physical ability to tuck and run for 9 yards on a 3rd and 5 when there is a blitz or all WR's are covered so we can keep the drive alive....

Terrance Sullivan

Give me a much improved offensive line and I am good. U can be Randle Cunningham but if your line suck U ain't winning Jack.

TruCane81

^^^^^^^^^^

This.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 08, 2017 at 01:50 PM

💯

CGNC

Nice article 86

CGNC


thankfully we have a much better schedule next year. Just have to wonder how far we can go with a rookie QB.

Posted by: UMike | February 08, 2017 at 01:13 PM

That FSU game comes up quick this year

raizecane

Give me a much improved offensive line and I am good. U can be Randle Cunningham but if your line suck U ain't winning Jack.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 08, 2017 at 01:50 PM

It's easier to fix 1 then 5. And a mobile QB can hid offensive line woes

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 08, 2017 at 01:50 PM

People forget how Mike Vick used to lead the league in sacks.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I dont think N'kosi will start game 1, and I hope he doesnt so he can get a redshirt and get to 205 pounds. My hope is that Rosier has gone into complete warrior mode and is obsessively focused right now, giving Richt zero options at QB. I hope that Jack is seeing that and is following suit giving us a serious backup QB option.

CaneRock

LOL @ throwing the OL under the bus...some of y'all believe everything the coaches tell y'all.

Again, we finished 5-0 minus 2-3 OL starters, so OL wasn't the problem to begin with.

TonyCane

I hope Mullins is in similar warrior mode. Would love to see a four wide receiver set with him, Richards, Berrios, and Cager.

TruCane81

People forget how Mike Vick used to lead the league in sacks.

Posted by: The Dude | February 08, 2017 at 02:41 PM

Yep, holding the ball to long, not trusting what he sees.

It's hard to find an explosive athlete like that with the patience to go through his progression and make a good decision.

CaneRock

"Now, it is one thing to sign what we judge to be elite classes based on high school performances and projections. It is quite another to deliver on the vast potential that schools bring in on an annual basis. This is where the Tigers have done an exceptional job, and it is a big reason why they won their 2016 national championship.

Their hit rate on top-level recruits has been stellar. Every player the Tigers absolutely needed to work out at the top of their class did, either immediately or down the line. Go back to 2009: No. 1 recruit Tajh Boyd helped put down the groundwork for the current Clemson program. His would have been a tough miss to take.

No doubt, there were a few misses sprinkled in between, including a mostly underwhelming 2012 class, but the hit rate with the top recruits between 2013 and 2016 is undeniable. Those classes specifically are the biggest reasons Clemson finished No. 1 this past season."

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^Continued

"2013: Mackensie Alexander, Ben Boulware

2014: Deshaun Watson, Artavis Scott

2015: Mitch Hyatt, Deon Cain, Christian Wilkins

2016: Dexter Lawrence

Clemson's 2016 national championship team featured 13 starters who were ranked in either the ESPN 150 or ESPN 300. The 2015 Clemson playoff team had 11 starters with similar designations.

There are always going to be players who do not work out; there will be injuries and attrition with every class. But Clemson has been able to keep that attrition in check with its most recent classes. Between 2013 and 2016, only eight players left the team because of dismissal, injury or the decision to transfer. The 2013 class in particular highlights how well Clemson not only recruited but also developed its talent. The Tigers had the No. 13 class in the country, but if they were re-ranked, they surely would be higher.

Not only did Alexander and Boulware lead that 2013 class, but Dorian O'Daniel, Tyrone Crowder, Mike Williams, Shaq Lawson, Jordan Leggett, Wayne Gallman, Jayron Kearse, T.J. Green, Ryan Carter, Cordrea Tankersley and Jadar Johnson also became starters. Clemson missed on ESPN 300 prospects Tyshon Dye (transfer), Ebenezer Ogundeko (dismissed) and Kyrin Priester (dismissed), but the losses were easily outweighed by the overall production of this talented class.

For comparison's sake, Georgia has signed a better class than Clemson in each of the past four years. But the Bulldogs’ hit rate at the top of their class is comparatively low, especially with the class of 2013, in which three of their top four recruits either transferred or were dismissed."

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/98160/clemson-reached-championship-level-thanks-to-its-recruiting-hits

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