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September 30, 2017

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58 Straight

VT looks overwhelmed and out-manned.

I think we got this?

BigWindyCane1

Looks like Clemson has converted Lane Stadium into a woodshed, and Clemson has taken VT back to the woodshed to show them who is their daddy.

1mg of Epi

I still don't get how Atlantic losses count towards your Coastal record???

Posted by: WWIN | Septemb

If it made sense, it wouldn't be the NCAA. But in NFL overall record is used to determine division and conference rankings too.

58 Straight

When do you folks want me to make my FSU prediction? I was gonna wait until Friday with a new blog article around 1 PM? Is that sufficient?

Malik Rosier

Smells like 🐜

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | September 30, 2017 at 08:22 PM

No diggty

Herbieibis

Good win last night. Walton needs to get healthy, which probably won't be until bowl season. It will be tough to run against FSU, especially for Walton on a bum wheel. Homer should be used more. Rosier is not great but at least he can avoid the rush and pick up yards when protection breaks down. We should beat Da Noles but we have to play to win.

58 Straight

Herb...you just said 40 words of BS. I am sure you have something more than that nonsense?

TruCane81

Posted by: WWIN | September 30, 2017 at 10:40 PM


I feel ya WWIN.

Im not saying its good technique or should be taught.

What I am saying is that he found a way to make plays even when he gets beat and should give up completions.

I am aware of the downside of what he does, which is why I said he will get flag.

But instead of being the guy getting picked on giving up completions against a reciever he had some difficulty shadowing, he playsd hard to the whistle and helped an overall solid performance on d.

58 Straight

There are some VERY lucky teams out there.

That is all I will say.

TonyCane

On paper, here are the 5 and 4 star players signed by Clemson, Va Tech, Miami, and Duke.

Clemson
5 stars: 10
4 stars: 32

Virginia Tech
5 stars: 0
4 stars: 22


Miami:
5 stars: 1
4 stars: 32

Duke:
5 stars: 0
4 stars: 5


Is there any surprise over the outcomes of the last two days?

1mg of Epi

None.

His Royal Dudeness

FSU is a wounded animal, they wont go down without unleashing everything on us. We need to take this game seriously. Any win is a win. There will be no moral victories.

Go Canes!

Posted by: TonyCane | October 01, 2017 at 12:56 AM

You can say no until you watch the FSU, USC and LSU games this weekend. I'd venture their 4-5 star ratios are as pronounced or bigger than ours were this weekend.

Doesn't it seem like with very few exceptions anyone can beat it at least strongly challenge just about anyone these days?

Old Skool

OJ's free, probably coming to Florida.
Then what? He'll open a glove shop.

nemo2002


Is there any surprise over the outcomes of the last two days?

Posted by: TonyCane | October 01, 2017 at 12:56 AM

STARS MATTER

thirstybuzzardcane

OJ's free, probably coming to Florida.
Then what? He'll open a glove shop.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 01, 2017 at 07:45 AM

Lol!......I wonder if he still collected his $150,000 per year retirement from the NFL while he was in jail?

TruCane81

OJ's free, probably coming to Florida.
Then what? He'll open a glove shop.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 01, 2017 at 07:45 AM

And none of them will fit.

Go Canes!

OJ lived right on SW 112 St for years before the Vegas fiasco.

You could see him around from time to time.

Kind of eerie.

BigWindyCane1

Currently, the Canes have the top scoring offense in the ACC 41.3 points per game, and fourth ranked defense in the ACC at 16.3 per game. The Canes are third in the ACC with 3.3 sacks per game and second in the ACC with 9.0 tackles for loss per game.

Rosier leads the ACC in passing efficiency (166.98) and Walton leads the ACC in rushing yards per game (134.33).

If trends like this continue, the Canes will win the ACC Coastal Division and have a legitimate shot at winning the ACC championship and making it to the CF Playoffs

Go Canes!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 01, 2017 at 09:43 AM

Give me 40 and I'll take my chances?

TruCane81

Last night I saw a special on Scott Peterson. I never paid much attention to the case but Ii thought it sttange he was convicted with basically no real evidence.

Found out there is more there than meets the eye.

They announced his alibi to the public while his wife was still missing, making it easy to frame him if thats what happened.

You have to be careful with emotional news stories. They recreate mob mentality.

Millions of people thonk OJ a murderer when the EVIDENCE PROVED HE WAS INNOCENT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING!

Noone could see it because they were given half truths and lies in pieces from a media more concerned about a ratings frenzy than the truth.

The emotions have drowned out the logic and peoples lives are destroyed.

TonyCane

Yes, GoCanes and I think coaching and development play a huge part. A bad HC, OC or DC can squander talent. Texas is an example. On paper, they had more talent than us last year. Yet last year they win only 5 games, and they are defeated by Kansas (which had not beaten a 1A opponent in two years).

Superior talent can also be negated by a deficiency at one key position. For that I give you the 2006 Miami Hurricanes. Unfortunate recruiting left Miami with four scholarship receivers that season. We still had a good defense, but our offense was literally neutered. Kyle Wright did not suddenly forget how to QB. He had little to work with after his primary weapons went to the NFL after 2005 and Coker had been unable to replace them.

For us, an example would be QB. Suppose Perry had started from the get go because like FSU now, we had no choice. I presume we beat Bethune, but does a true freshmen in Perry get us past Toledo or Duke, even with the talent surrounding him? We could be 3-0. Or 1-2.

58 Straight

If trends like this continue, the Canes will win the ACC Coastal Division and have a legitimate shot at winning the ACC championship and making it to the CF Playoffs

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 01, 2017 at 09:43 AM

I hope and pray U are correct Sir.

It is time for the pain to end.

TruCane81

Posted by: TonyCane | October 01, 2017 at 10:15 AM

This post got me think8ng.

Judging from Malik's play, was there ever any real battle between he and Shireffs?

If there was it means we are actually pretty decent at qb.

Aint heard much about Nkosi taking over lately lol.

For the fourth game now Malik has proven he is who he said he was when he won his first start with solid play.

He and the oline have to fight for maturity together and improve every week.

Friday's defense is much closer to who we really are. We need to be better against the interior run.

I think Diaz will break out more single high press man as the seas9n progresses. Our dline is proving worthy of that trust.

This team can TRANSFORM before our eyes if we can just stay healthy.

We need to protect Mark with more first down pasing. He is proving a capable reciever and can move the chains without getting over worked in the scrum.

58 Straight

Millions of people think OJ a murderer when the EVIDENCE PROVED HE WAS INNOCENT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING!

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 01, 2017 at 09:55 AM

Everybody knows OJ was innocent.

But did U know that 15 minutes can save you 15% on car insurance?

1mg of Epi

Posted by: TonyCane | October 01, 2017 at 12:56 AM

You can say no until you watch the FSU, USC and LSU games this weekend. I'd venture their 4-5 star ratios are as pronounced or bigger than ours were this weekend.

Doesn't it seem like with very few exceptions anyone can beat it at least strongly challenge just about anyone these days?

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 01, 2017 at 06:43 AM

These are rare exceptions to the rule. 2 surprises out of 80 games. But it also speaks to the importance of coaching and play calling. Higher quality players will still struggle if they have bad coaching. Look at the golden era.

1mg of Epi

Millions of people think OJ a murderer when the EVIDENCE PROVED HE WAS INNOCENT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING!

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 01, 2017 at 09:55 AM

Everybody knows OJ was innocent.

But did U know that 15 minutes can save you 15% on car insurance?

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 01, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Stayed in a holiday in express last night. woke up this morning and it hit me. I can save 15% on car insurance.

orange 'n green in the vein

"I am here at the game as a casual fan and regardless of the last score, if UM does not hire an OC next year I will cancel my season tickets.
Nov 26, 2016 on Dear Seniors: We Salute U! at Canespace"

This never happened on either count, did it?

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 01, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Very true sir.

Though Troy vs LSU does happen rarely, overall the games between Team 40 and Team 10 are closer than they've ever been.

58 Straight

This never happened on either count, did it?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | October 01, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Nope, but I still think Richt and the team would be better served with a FT experienced OC (NOT Thomas Brown) who can focus on offense ONLY and utilize the talent we have properly. I'd rather see Richt as the CEO and maybe spend some time on ST IF he wants to do more than be the CEO. Our special teams need some serious tweaking.

Consistently running into stacked fronts and going three and out over and over and over again just because you want to be stubborn and not let the defense dictate to you is not productive. But Richt is smart and he knows that and has done it so far so as not to show tendencies and will not continue that against better teams (#7).

I mean I get it, defenses want to take away the run and force Rosier to throw because they feel that is the weak link that they can expose and may lead to sacks and turnovers. But there are safe patterns and passes that can be very effective and keep Rosier out of trouble while taking advantage of what the defense is giving.
I expect that to happen more often as the season progresses.

The one thing I will say is that Richt is happy just winning and never goes for style points. He seems to lack the will or the way to run it up on lesser teams and takes his foot off the gas way too much for my taste. But hey, that's just me.

58 Straight

Though Troy vs LSU does happen rarely, overall the games between Team 40 and Team 10 are closer than they've ever been.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 01, 2017 at 11:35 AM

This is true.

That's why when you hear the matchups announced every weekend in college football there seem to be endless number of "good games" every week. It does seem like teams 10-40 are about the same teams and most could beat the other on any given Saturday.

58 Straight

UCF and USF have both scored 61 points this season.
Doubt you will ever see Miami do that under Richt. Unless it is against FSU this week. LOL

Go Canes!

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 01, 2017 at 11:57 AM

He's definitely doesnt seem to be a run it up kind of coach. Our sample size is small but these are our second half scoring differentials from the second half of the ND game and our 8 game winning streak:

Notre Dame + 10
Pitt + 17
Virginia + 17
NC State +14
Duke +10
WVU +3
BCU + 10
Toledo +18
Duke +14

He does seem to play a ton of young guys as early as he can and we've been with a hobbled Walton and completely without Richards for a majority of this season.

For what it's worth we look to be as healthy as I can ever remember going into game 4. Don't think we've lost a single vital player this year to injury.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol we dropped 70 in last year's Season Opener.

TonyCane

UCF and USF have both scored 61 points this season.
Doubt you will ever see Miami do that under Richt. Unless it is against FSU this week. LOL

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 01, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Under Mark Richt - 60 points or more

Miami:
9/03/16 vs Florida A&M - 70 points

Georgia:
9/13/14 vs Troy - 66 points
11/8/14 vs Kentucky - 63 points
11/5/11 vs N Mexico State - 63 points
11/6/04 vs Kentucky - 62 points

TonyCane

On an unrelated note - the Miami Dolphins are horrendous. After 17 years of mediocrity, I wish the franchise was simply contracted or would move away. As a whole, the NFL at time is so much less than college football. And it won't change, per this article below:

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/9/19/16314082/nfl-ratings-colin-kaepernick-los-angeles-rams-owners-money

His Royal Dudeness

O.J. was innocent, hahahahahaha! 😂

BigWindyCane1

Canes at #12 in coaches poll

orange 'n green in the vein

"He seems to lack the will or the way to run it up on lesser teams and takes his foot off the gas way too much for my taste. But hey, that's just me.

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 01, 2017 at 11:57 AM"

That's a roster problem still right now. Especially against teams that won't pack it in for the day early or who have equal overall pro prospect talent. He's making chicken salad out of gold-hen chicken shit until next year at the earliest. Style points have been emphasized much less in a four team playoff era too, in favor of lack of losses, rightfully so.

BigWindyCane1

UCF is now in the coaches poll at #25, and FSU is out

thirstybuzzardcane

UCF is now in the coaches poll at #25, and FSU is out

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 01, 2017 at 01:24 PM

I guess they weren't impressed with that last minute win over Wake! 😂😂

thirstybuzzardcane

USF and UCF are better than UF and FSU!!!

TonyCane

Let's see what USF is like in three years. After his time in Texas I am not sold on Strong whatsoever. He took over a good team.

I still think it is a LONG time before USF, UCF, FIU, or FAU become strong enough to beat Alabama.

1mg of Epi

On an unrelated note - the Miami Dolphins are horrendous. After 17 years of mediocrity, I wish the franchise was simply contracted or would move away. As a whole, the NFL at time is so much less than college football. And it won't change, per this article below:

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/9/19/16314082/nfl-ratings-colin-kaepernick-los-angeles-rams-owners-money
Posted by: TonyCane | October 01, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Man tony, I stopped watching the NFL a few years ago. The last straw was gators day inside the Canes home building. The game just isn't as good. This was a interesting article, and gives us some hope for the future of the Canes.

BTw Any cane fan going to Dolphins games should be banned from CS. And then drawn and quartered. (I'm looking at u go Canes)

1mg of Epi

Though Troy vs LSU does happen rarely, overall the games between Team 40 and Team 10 are closer than they've ever been.
Posted by: Go Canes! | October 01, 2017 at 11:35 AM

I don't have the stats to back up my opinion, but I think the talent disparity between the Teams isn't as stark... everybody's on TV now, and kids want playing time, so they'll go to a USF.

Also, some really good coaches can even out a talent gap. for the most part, 5s beat 3s. Badly. If not it's a coaching problem.

1mg of Epi

I suppose no gameday for us again.

Thanks FSU.

1mg of Epi

Miami is ranked S&P ranked #11. If preseason ranking wasn't included, Miami would be #3.

Anybody know what S&P measures?

Go Canes!

Four teams from Florida ranked in the Top 25 and FSU isn't one of them.

How much could you have made on a $100 preseason bet on that one.

Sarasota 'cane

FSU is a wounded animal, they wont go down without unleashing everything on us. We need to take this game seriously. Any win is a win. There will be no moral victories.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 01, 2017 at 03:51 AM

This.all.day. Miami is FSU's bowl game. Richt better have a plan to "step on their neck".

Go 'canes!!!!!

raizecane

what the latest with Walton??

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