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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Dude

1990: BYU 28, Miami 21
2000: Miami 41, LA Tech 31

2017: Miami 41, Bethune 13

Nothing to see here folks.

Dude

Posted by: Alex D | September 04, 2017 at 11:48 AM

This D isnt those. Those D's took longer than 2 recruiting cycles to build. We have the blueprint back in place & the D will get better as we go on. Ffs people, enjoy the journey back, we are finally on the right path.

Go Canes!

This one too. Majority of starters played less than hald the defensive snaps. They rotated in a ton of guys:

https://twitter.com/dgould151/status/904749060917219329

Go Canes!

Interesting stats on Rosier's pass distribution:

https://twitter.com/dgould151/status/904749060917219329

SOUP

511

New blog will be up at 2 PM.

Alex D

What's good Legion/Canespace? Happy Labor Day. Here is my take; with all this talk about the defense being vanilla and not wanting to show any blitz packages, ect. I say all this talk is simply, bullsh*t! Case in point, Go back and look at the U's defenses from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's and tell me would those defenses allow teams like BCU, FAMU, Rutgers, etc, move the ball up and down the field or even try to give them an inch of yardage. Just my take, enjoy your day.

VfB_Cane

Posted by: Malik Rosier | September 04, 2017 at 11:19 AM

We don't want to compromise your eligibility. The stakes in picking a Canespace LOF are much higher than in sports gambling, so in all likelihood your participation would trigger a massive NCAA investigation.

CaneRock

Irma is, and is going be an even bigger monster, pray it doesn't hit land.

On another note, after Harvey, homebuilders & car salesmen are gonna make a killin'.

VfB_Cane

LOF SUMMARY

Assuming voting is closed by now, here's a compilation of your picks.

Participants (28) - not counting duplicate entries.
BigWindyCane1, TSully, NativeCane, trianglecane, Alex D, Keoki, TJL, thirstybuzzardcane, ColdCane, HawaiiCane, CaneRock, VfB_Cane, Ohio_Cane, UpNorthCane27, VA Cane, roachcane77, SOUP, Elliott, Hassan, CaneWarrior, Go Canes, The Dude, OGV, RCCF, TonyCane, CGNC, IraqiCane, CoCane

Posted on this blog, but didn't submit a pick (at least 10):
UMike, WWIN, 30CINCO, SinisterCane, Gin & Tonic, raizecane, Cane since 1982, YooperCane, tjl3909, AeroCane

Top 3 per category:

O: Rosier (7), Homer (6), Herndon (5)
D: Jackson, J. (6), Delaney, D. (5), Johnson, J. (4)
FR: Donaldson (11), Harley (8), Thomas, J. (3)
ST: Thomas, J. (13), Berrios (5), Feagles (3)
Coach: Diaz (6), Searels (5), Rumph (4)

Now let's hope the Canes don't make us look silly. Although I wouldn't mind players coming out of obscurity to lead us to the promised land.

Old Skool

2:00 AM Saturday Irma should be just north of Cuba, over Cuba or in the Bahamas. She could enter the Gulf or hit South Florida. Either way it won't cancel the Canes game.

CGNC

Happy Labor day party people.

CGNC

Canes

VfB_Cane

Well this really sucks:

Posted by: Go Canes! | September 04, 2017 at 07:52 AM

As long as it doesn't blow .... LOL

Go Canes!

Well this really sucks:

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-irma

Malik Rosier

OGV will get rapped by a horse and halfway through he'll love it.

TonyCane

Having been here in Austin to see the ascent of the program, I can give a bit more background:

1999 - 2006: Mack Brown takes over an underperforming program after bringing success to North Carolina. He recruits at an outstanding level, and brings in the superlative Vince Young and wins a national championship

2007-2009: Texas is still recruiting quite well, but as an organization is becoming ossified and complacent. Talents like RGIII and Andrew Luck are allowed to go elsewhere. Still, having lucked into Colt McCoy the Longhorns have continued success and are one freak injury from winning a second national championship.

2010 - 2013: McCoy is gone, and the wheels come off tells following season. The problems are blamed on OC Greg Davis and he's released. The new replacement does not restore UT to greatness. Meanwhile the rise of Baylor further complicates matters - previously the Longhorns only faced real competition with OU. Texas's foresite/greed in setting up the Longhorn Network leads the Aggies to leave for the SEC, which ironically helps LSU to increase its efforts within the Lonestar state.

2014-2016: The school has enough and fires Mack, bringing in Charlie Strong. Strong goes to toughen the program and does things like end the luxury bus trips to the practice bubble and makes them walk the quarter mil. He also destroys team depth by getting rid of ten players his first year. Charlie recruits well but struggles in year one and two without a capable quarterback. The losses mount and the Texas fa base rapidly lose patience. After losing to Kansas, it's over for Strong.

2017: Herman is brought in and vows to bring discipline to the program. He obsesses over details and punishes players for forgetting their individual water bottles. He's recruiting very well off the bat, but the local media has already begun snipping after Texas loses to Maryland.

TruCane81

Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 09:37 PM

Winning in college football comes down to two things:

1. Get an elite head coach.

2. Get the boosters, administration, and fans the hell out of the way.

Texas had number 1 twice straight. Number 2 will be hard to pull off with the texas oil and technology money distracting the program.

TruCane81

Deondre Francois out indefinitely with a torn patella tendon.

Posted by: NativeCane | September 03, 2017 at 06:39 PM

Wow! He is done.

Ii may not even be the same next year. That tendon attaches muscle to bone to bend the knee.

Fsu has not been this vulnerable in years.

O line gotta come to play though. That defense looked strong much of the night against a powerful, well coached team.

BigWindyCane1

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nIDJ5jcmXhA

Reply of Canes game from Saturday

orange 'n green in the vein

Rosen just ran the Marino fake spike against the Jets to complete the 2nd largest comeback in FBS football ever and take the lead with 43 ticks left.

SOUP

Well that and the tailgate was rather weak also.

SOUP

So to answer your questions...

Concerns
1. KICKOFF COVERAGE
2. Defense
3. 3rd-4th down defense

Surprises
1. Langham
2. TRAVIS HOMER
3. Feagles

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 03:35 PM

Agree 100%.

CoCane

Don't get too happy Thirsty. Foster will have them right by the time we play them...

thirstybuzzardcane

VT has given up a lot of big plays!

TonyCane

Before that game, they were ready to build a statue for Herman out here in Austin. Now the local media is excoriating him for showing no progress over Charlie Strong.

Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 02:12 PM


The rot in the longhorn program is to the bone.

Texas is making some good coaches look like shit right now.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 03, 2017 at 09:13 PM

I think ultimately Texas will be fine. People have to have patience with Herman - at least give him two years.

On a larger sense, it shows how easy it is for a program to slip and how hard it can be to get back to an elite level once that slippage into mediocrity takes place. Texas was last elite in 2009, but the rot and complacency manifested itself the following year and every step that they have taken has blown up in their faces. It's now year 7 and my Longhorn friends are perplexed.

Go Canes!

Texas as a program has just gone soft.

TruCane81

Before that game, they were ready to build a statue for Herman out here in Austin. Now the local media is excoriating him for showing no progress over Charlie Strong.

Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 02:12 PM


The rot in the longhorn program is to the bone.

Texas is making some good coaches look like shit right now.

orange 'n green in the vein

If Malik Zaire is the answer to your question at a position, you've already failed the test, roach. But he can walk without help today so I guess it sucks more to be semonhole trash, like everyday as usual.

No sweetness comparisons but if you squinted just right, you might mistake the current running back for Jarrett against a cupcake payout scrimmage squad, if you don't get blinded by all the fans dressed as those teal seats first while your vision blurred, that is.

Wally, it's all Smart Mark mind games. It'll be ripped off by 2019 by some other johnny come lately team. My early guess is Texas because of their new coach's grill ploy a few years ago.

Go Canes!

Posted by: NativeCane | September 03, 2017 at 08:39 PM

Wish it was bigger.

NativeCane

So what do yall think of the turnover U chain Malek had on?

roachcane77

OGV- I thought the same thing about the Gayturd QB Malik Zaire as he was standing around in his own end zone getting strip-sacked and fumbling.

Where's your mental clock dude?

BigWindyCane1

I don't like to see any young athlete get injured, but if the Canes don't beat FSU this year, I will be very disappointed. Freshman QB starting a rivalry game. This is the year to break that streak.

But first, the Canes must take care of business against Arkansas State. That means the Canes must play a LOT better (especially on defense) than they did yesterday. For the first time, the Canes have the talent and schedule to run the table straight to the ACC championship game

orange 'n green in the vein

Nah Noel, he never got better over a year of starting and he never developed a faster pocket protection mental clock, he did this to himself.

That's why I haven't stopped laughing since around 8pm last night whenever I think about it.

UMike

Roach I'm hoping those days are behind us...but yes any qb that was struggling or new would have a coming out party again us. I think we need to worry more about their D. It don't matter if their QB is out if we can't score

UMike

I was thinking the same thing last night before the injury...like geez I would hate to be this kids parent and see him constantly getting beat up

roachcane77

In relation to Francois... Not trying to be negative... but, hopefully, history won't repeat itself...

In the past, our D has made first year, and Freshman QB's look like Heismann candidates...

Go Canes!

Agree 100% Raize. That kid took a beating. It was when not if with him.

All if a sudden losing in Tally has gone from probably to unacceptable.

raizecane

Deondre Francois out indefinitely with a torn patella tendon.

Posted by: NativeCane | September 03, 2017 at 06:39 PM

***************************************************

Feel bad for the kid but he was playing on borrowed time. He was getting beat up from day 1 last year. It was just a matter of time

Go Canes!

Francois done with torn patella tendon.

That's a brutal injury. Seeing next year is a maybe.

Go Canes!

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 05:34 PM

How many S Florida guys have they gotten in the last 2-3 years?

There's 30 elite guys in the tri county area every year. Even when we've been in a down cycle we'd get 10, FSU and Florida get 10 and everyone else gets 10.

Now we're getting 20+ and everyone else can share the rest.

orange 'n green in the vein

That's 4-6 months of MIA, Wally.

Excellent.

At least he'll now have plenty of free time to perform felonious sex-assaults at university so the cops can cover it up for him now.

NativeCane

Deondre Francois out indefinitely with a torn patella tendon.

UMike

It would help us this year if FSU was ranked higher and we best them, but for our programs future in general we want FSU to faulter..but mainly we just need to best fsu. Win and the recruits will come

WWIN

Posted by: Dude | September 03, 2017 at 05:03 PM

Ok... we'll probably just have to agree to disagree lol!

Right now Bama is taking our elite recruits! Followed by battles between us and the gaytors and then I would say fsu is 3rd

TonyCane

Malcolm Lewis signed to the Dolphins practice squad.

Dude

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 04:44 PM

I dont believe that it does. Right now the most important thing is surpassing FU and FSU as the premium football school in Florida. A big conference team that wins 10-12 games in the regular season gets a high ranking no matter what. My eyes are not yet on a title.

TonyCane

Brad Kayaa was picked up off of waivers by the Carolina Panthers.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2017/09/detroit_lions_lose_brad_kaaya.html

TonyCane

TonyCane any #s from your brillant mind on penalties over the years....you have to know the #s!!!!!


I think we will be ok its a new era we need clean up the mess a little.

Posted by: VA Cane | September 03, 2017 at 02:52 PM

Avg Penalty Yards and Average Number of Penalties Per Game (Offense & Defense)

2004: 61.3 (7.9) Offense, 48.7 (5.8) Defense
2005: 70.1 (7.3) Offense, 52.2 (6.8) Defense
2006: 61.9 (6.8) Offense, 39.0 (5.1) Defense
2007: 51.8 (6.5) Offense, 50.9 (7.3) Defense
2008: 46.5 (5.7) Offense, 41.3 (4.8) Defense
2009: 54.1 (7.2) Offense, 44.8 (5.2) Defense
2010: 68.7 (8.2) Offense, 51.4 (6.2) Defense
2011: 42.3 (5.8) Offense, 40.3 (5.2) Defense
2012: 57.7 (7.3) Offense, 54.9 (6.8) Defense
2013: 44.8 (5.5) Offense, 45.8 (6.2) Defense
2014: 63.6 (7.2) Offense, 49.7 (5.5) Defense
2015: 84.2 (9.3) Offense, 58.7 (6.8) Defense
2016: 67.4 (7.3) Offense, 64.4 (7.1) Defense
2017: 68.0 (7.0) Offense, 96.0 (13.) Defense

Granted this is a one game average versus season averages from the past. 2015 was a dreadful year.

WWIN

Willie = Coach Whisperer :)

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 03:32 PM

Don't know what you mean by this... are you saying I'm just guessing or making things up... Like it's no way that I could have any connections to the team? It's kind of known that I at least know ONE player that played with us the past 4yrs right? And Soup can verify this, even before UM was ever considered a option for him. Not to mention anyone else. Not saying I know everything cuz I don't but not like I couldn't know anything.

WWIN

How is it good for us when strength of schedule matters?

Dude

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 03:11 PM

If we can surpass FSU because they slip, so be it. If Miami handles business and FSU doesnt, its good for us either way.

WWIN

8 Miami Hurricanes from this past draft made rosters, and Kaaya made a practice squad. Amazing

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 03, 2017 at 03:16 PM

According to UMike that PRACTICE SQUAD player will be hard to replace! 😂

WWIN

Willie... After watching the game yesterday what are your 2-3 biggest concerns and 2-3 suprises?

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 03:05 PM

Far as singling out individual players... Delaney would be #1! Then Moten for that stupid @ss late hit... The rest were as a team. IMHO

Too many fans boarding the Manny Diaz train WAY TOO EARLIER... he went from a NOBODY to one of the top assistant coaches in the COUNTRY overnight??? ONLY coaches on this staff that I have faith in so far are CMR and Coach Kool... the rest the jury is still out on! IMHO

So to answer your questions...

Concerns
1. KICKOFF COVERAGE
2. Defense
3. 3rd-4th down defense

Surprises
1. Langham
2. TRAVIS HOMER
3. Feagles

UMike

Willie = Coach Whisperer :)

UMike

CR..I'm serious, BC had a kid name Tupac and Montell Jordan on their team 😂😂

CaneRock


Did anyone else notice there was a Michael Jackson, Tupac and Montell Jordan playing yesterday?

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 02:41 PM

LOL

BigWindyCane1

8 Miami Hurricanes from this past draft made rosters, and Kaaya made a practice squad. Amazing

WWIN

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 02:57 PM

I LOVE debating Mike... You know this!!! 😂😂😂

WWIN

Also...he has been doing this since he got here lol...he has had some promising springs, but he shouldn't see the field unless it's mop up duty, he is a liability.

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 03:02 PM

He was starting as a freshman so he must be doing something right... plus this staff loves him!

WWIN

Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 02:20 PM

Ask yourself these questions please...

Who's a bigger threat to us to win a National Title... will it be harder for us to beat Bama or fsu?

Who gets more elite South Florida recruits... Bama or fsu?

Who is considered to have the best conference SEC or ACC?

If we go undefeated this season and the only team on our schedule that is considered good is garbage... do you think we get a bid into the playoffs?

Does strength of schedule matter?

In the ACC championship game do you wanna play a weak Atlantic opponent or a strong one?
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As a coach you want your opponents to look good... because it makes you look good!

This is BIGGER than fsu... we gotta use our heads and not our hearts! Now the gaytors on the other hand... F**k EVERYTHING about them!

TonyCane

Willie... After watching the game yesterday what are your 2-3 biggest concerns and 2-3 suprises?

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 03:05 PM

Surprises:
1) Rozier looked impressive. His scrambling netted us first downs and his passing was generally fine

2) Improvement for the OL. It opened holes for Walton and Homer.

Negatives:
1) Letting Bethune get the amount of yards that it did. I expected more in year 2. Perhaps the players were taking Cookman too lightly. Delaney in particular looked like he was being coached in the (ahem) "old ways"...backing 10 yards off of the receiver he was covering.

2) The number of drops by the wide receivers. That will kill us in more meaningful games.

UMike

Willie... After watching the game yesterday what are your 2-3 biggest concerns and 2-3 suprises?

UMike

Also...he has been doing this since he got here lol...he has had some promising springs, but he shouldn't see the field unless it's mop up duty, he is a liability.

UMike

Willie I saw him pursue and miss more then a couple times due to bad angles...he just don't have it. At this point I could say our 4th string kicker was bad and you would argue the point lol

VA Cane

Walton looked good as always...Homer is going to do a good job. Maybe Yearby wished he stayed.....I watched Gus Friday night...one good run....he is not Gus the Moped anymore...hes up to a golf cart.

run game can oly help MR....and our run game/OL looked decent. Rozier did not turn it over either.My complaint is the penalties. Under JJ, DE, Butch, Clappy, RS and AlPa they were bad....but JJ and Erickson won prettyu regular and Butch and Clappy did pretty good...RS and AlPa sucked.I hate penalties I really do.

TonyCane any #s from your brillant mind on penalties over the years....you have to know the #s!!!!!


I went to a Welcome Coach meeting this morning for my old team. They asked me to help out some...you know the "we miss you thing" from The Association, Staff Parents Kids.... I am going to "guest coach" for my old team go out to Game Prep on Thursday and will be on sidelines Saturdays.....I feel bad as I was supposed to be done with the coaching aspect....37 years I did it....and here I go again letting them talk me back into it. I guess the game still lingers for me...I will be 59 in 3 weeks and I started playing at 8....but was born with a football jersey top and a ball in my little hands....reckon its been my whole life. All the parents kids etc were there....clapping hugging me....I felt like some old statue or an old man....but heck they were hugging me and jumping around maybe I have made a little difference and i mean something to them....we will see!!! Season starts Saturday.

CGNCPa that was a good hit a nice one indeed. I want that every play!!!!

I think we will be ok its a new era we need clean up the mess a little.

Dude

^^^ Chad Thomas should have rounded them all up!

WWIN

Willie... you did watch the same game right? He got beat out by a true freshman...I might not be able to see what all 11 are doing (although apparently you can).. I see him miss plays enough to know

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 02:07 PM

That's what I'm trying to figure out... if we were watching the same game or not lol??? You do know that he was just coming back from a MAJOR knee surgery when he was beaten out by a freshman right? He was also starting when he was a true freshman too!

Watching from tv you can't really tell who's taking bad angles or missing assignments... unless just go back and watch the game, rewind it, slow it down, etc... or unless you just zeroed in on Owens every play he was in the game?

I saw him miss a sack yesterday and I see other players miss plays too... what else did you see him miss?

BigWindyCane1

BigWindyCane1 said DOMINATE and we weren't doing it!!! He put his heart in this $hit!!!

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 01:59 PM

😂 LOL! I'm hurt dog!....Way to spin that Ed Reed quote, Willie! The best halftime speech in Hurricanes history!

UMike


Did anyone else notice there was a Michael Jackson, Tupac and Montell Jordan playing yesterday?

TonyCane


Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 12:49 AM

In the past four seasons, Bama’s leading receiver has been a South Florida product and it appears that streak has a good chance to extend since Ridley is just a sophomore and Jeudy arrives next fall.

^^^^^^^^
That's all you need to see! Our TOP RECRUIT for 18 will be a Bama/UM battle but let's keep Bama strong?

Bama is a threat to EVERYONE... fsu is not even a threat to us! Aren't you tired of hearing recruits say "I wanna play in the SEC"???

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Let Alabama smash FSU. Then let injuries and the hype generated in inter-conference rivalries hand the Crimson Tide a loss or two. Alabama is a fantastic program, but they are not foolproof.

And Saban is 65...he coaches for maybe three years maximum. I just can't picture him running this program ten years from now at the same level. He could easily leave if they win a national title this year. And who does that leave to take over Bama? Jimbo Fischer? Fine - then that weakens FSU.

If we keep winning it really minimizes whatever Alabama and FSU do in their own seasons.

TonyCane

CHARLIE STRONG got NOTHING from that unit and they gave up 50 in a loss to unranked Maryland today. Gave Herman the Great a nice little wake up call.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 02, 2017 at 11:25 PM

Before that game, they were ready to build a statue for Herman out here in Austin. Now the local media is excoriating him for showing no progress over Charlie Strong.

UMike

Willie... you did watch the same game right? He got beat out by a true freshman...I might not be able to see what all 11 are doing (although apparently you can).. I see him miss plays enough to know

WWIN

Defense is supposed to dominate this season. It's time to dominate

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 02, 2017 at 04:45 PM

BigWindyCane1 said DOMINATE and we weren't doing it!!! He put his heart in this $hit!!!

WWIN

*fans see*

WWIN

Owens will be fine...when he graduates

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 01:09 PM

Lol... you'll see! I be amazed how fans can what all 11 players are doing on the field every play on tv??? We have fans with Jesus powers LMAO!

thirstybuzzardcane

Kaaya is going to the Panthers. Dorsey will be coaching him.

UMike

Tru...good point we didn't blitz near as much as we usually do. I think/hope we just kept it vanilla

UMike

Owens will be fine...when he graduates

Dude

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 11:31 AM

This isnt Golden, this is much better than that.

Dude

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 11:25 AM

1st, its football, so sometimes yes. 2nd, this defense isnt quite those great Miami defenses, but its on its way.

WWIN

UMike...

Owens will be fine! He missed a play like a lot of em did

WWIN

Posted by: TonyCane | September 03, 2017 at 12:49 AM

In the past four seasons, Bama’s leading receiver has been a South Florida product and it appears that streak has a good chance to extend since Ridley is just a sophomore and Jeudy arrives next fall.

^^^^^^^^
That's all you need to see! Our TOP RECRUIT for 18 will be a Bama/UM battle but let's keep Bama strong?

Bama is a threat to EVERYONE... fsu is not even a threat to us! Aren't you tired of hearing recruits say "I wanna play in the SEC"???

TruCane81

I think the d played down to the competition between the 20s. Redzone was not that bad.

Fcs teams come to play now. They are not guaranteed 50 point losses anymore. They actually scare and BEAT fbs teams now.

The spread offense has changed the game. Anybody can putup 400 yards against almost any defense now. Even mighty Bama has looked foolish against the spread and they are basically an nfl d every year.

I liked those zones many mixed in. Our guys have to match up better post snap because done right those zones lead to pick 6's.

I will say again, we are a blitz team that did not blitz. May have to bump and run more to stop short passes.

Team has high expectations and feels the pressure. They wont look like 2013 fsu every game.

But they are talented, hungry, and poised. This will take us a long way.

WWIN

My thoughts in Rosier we're all over the place! One minute I'm thinking yes Kaaya couldn't of done that, the next I'm thinking Kaaya easily completes that. But he didn't put the ball in harm's way and made some plays.

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 09:42 AM

Kaaya threw it over Coley's head PLENTY of times! Remember that UNC game where he overthrew it horribly to Njoku???

But other than that... good points!

WWIN

Dont give me the Maryland game bro! Youre just trying to ruffle my feathers now! Haha.

Posted by: Dude | September 03, 2017 at 11:06 AM

😂😂😂

You was acting like you different go thru the Golden experiment! Lol

WWIN

Posted by: Dude | September 03, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Should BCU EVER put together a drive over 3mins long vs a Canes defense???

Wonder why CMR said he sure Manny and the defensive guy's won't be happy about it when they watch the film??? He must have watched the same game as me

Old Skool

Gus Edwards 24 carries, 79 Yards Yesterday

Dude

Posted by: WWIN | September 03, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Dont give me the Maryland game bro! Youre just trying to ruffle my feathers now! Haha.

Dude

Our number 1 CB did get picked on though. He did not have a great day. Hopefully he can sort himself out or a great WR will go for 150.

WWIN

^^^ I can spin it easily. 1) 1st game. 2) New corners. 3) Base defense.

All of you know I dont buy into B.S.

Posted by: Dude | September 02, 2017 at 10:55 PM

So... same thing as last year except we had TRUE freshman linebackers but different results!

You must have forgotten that Maryland game Golden's first year... when the narrative after the game was... Maryland is a good team and it was a road game... then that Maryland team ended up winning like 2 games or so and it was the start of the WORST D in the history of Canes football!

Am I saying the D will be horrible this season? No... but yesterday was NOT good and if we play like that against better teams it'll look like Golden was back!

Dude

BCU marched all over us now? Their whopping 229 passing yards and their 121 rushing sure dominated us.

WW, you of all people should know that BCU completed mostly short easy throws to try and keep the DL off of them.

UMike

Idk Go...you can't coach 6'5".. that can be an asset. Thomas and Harley are kinda the same guy. If all them ball out I'm fine with some dropping back.

WWIN

Gocanes -that is funny!! No mike drop though, WWIN and I are cool. All family here.

Posted by: CGNC | September 02, 2017 at 09:20 PM

#TrueStory

WWIN

But I am not blind and am not sold on Rosier. After all, he never could beat out BK.

Like I have said many times before, I will always take a win.

Posted by: CGNC | September 02, 2017 at 09:00 PM

Well I'll be damned...

Our #1 CORNERBACK gets picked on by BCU, defense can't stop BCU from marching down the field, they go 2-2 on 4th down conversions... but we're worried about the QUARTERBACK??? What is this... the TWILIGHT ZONE???

Going back to Kaaya again... sigh! Kaaya was the face of the program... Rosier was a low star nobody... you think CMR could bench Kaaya for Rosier in his first year??? Secondly Kaaya is a GREAT practice player that can't translate it to the field when live bullets are coming... HENCE why CMR makes his QB's LIVE in scrimmages now. Rosier pretty much played like Kaaya yesterday but was able to run and avoided a sack that Kaaya would have took. So what I said last season still applies... anybody can do what Kaaya did!

TruCane81

I dont know, go. Richt likes big recievers.

Cager and Langham are in the rotation.

Langham was like our backup tight end. I like the way he uses his body and has good wheels to be so big. I think we say his emergence.

The threat of our recievers takes the top off the d.

It will be hard to stack more than 7 up front. Only a few teams can man us up and really compete.

We watched one of em punk fsu last night. That bama d looked awful nasty, but fsu is garbage on oline. They won't win atlantic even with a solid d.

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 09:42 AM

Excellent points UMike.

Crazy part about Langham is as the season progresses he'll likely disappear from the rotation.

Don't think he survives as Thomas/Harley/Cager emerge and Richards returns from injury.

Dude

Posted by: UMike | September 03, 2017 at 09:42 AM

The DL didnt get pressure on passing plays. The were very disruptive against the run. Credit BCU for using mostly short passing plays. It was a strategy that kept their QB from getting killed but could never be a real threat.

CGNC

VA - I liked that hit by the freshman #5 Amari Carter to cause the fumble in the 4th. He should only get better.

VA Cane

D looked average but first game jitters and moments are normal. Run game looked good. Rosier not spectacular, but did a good job overall as no TOs. If he manages and grows as we progress through the season I am fine with that. Protect the ball protect my BABY!!

O line looked good. Run game good. Passing worked. Overall Rosier pretty good job; I like no TOs!

D looked average; I hate grabbing....and there were no Tatumizers not really. Hit somebody hard.
Three things I look at as a coach especially early....
Run game Turnovers Penalties 2 of 3 were good....
so get the D more aggressive in your face all over...no grabbing...Hit Hurt Hate!!
Clean the penalties up....this has been a achilles heel for UM since the great days...no excuse!!
On FSU QB....sorry he got hurt as he is athletic and a good kid.....their line should be ashamed of their play he took some shots. He is probably out for season....but you never know. If he is not we take no prisoners you go after his immobility and attack!!!

Question ofthe day...who needs speech therapy more Ed Ogeron or Shannon Sharpe....or surgery...Ed has gravel in his jaw....Sharpe has marbles in his mouth...and brain!!!

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