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October 23, 2017

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orange 'n green in the vein

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

Get hyped.

Ranked 12th to start the season.

VfB_Cane

The football gods did us a favor as VT and ND recorded big wins and are now both ranked in the top 15.

If we manage to stay unfeated over the next three weeks, all that talk about style points and signature wins is moot. We'll be a top 5 team and deservedly so.

If, however, the flaws this team still has catch up to us and the winning streak comes to an end, then we know that "being back" is still a work in progress.

For now, looking at 11 wins in a row sure beats the alternative, so at this point I'd say there's no shame in feeling good aboout it.

canezilla

CANES OPEN UP AS 20.5 FAVORITE...ANYBODY WANT TO GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY WE DON'T COVER????

raizecane

For the rest of the year, this team shall be known as the "Cardiac Canes"......

raizecane

CANES OPEN UP AS 20.5 FAVORITE...ANYBODY WANT TO GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY WE DON'T COVER????

Posted by: canezilla | October 23, 2017 at 05:07 AM

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I'll sit on that limb.....

Go Canes!

Canes by 30.

They’ve become a legit rival, we’re going to be ready.

canezilla

I'll sit on that limb.....


Posted by: raizecane | October 23, 2017 at 07:15 AM
AS LONG AS WE HAVE RUM!!!!

raizecane

When are we going to talk about the field conditions at the Rock? Someone is going to blow out a knee if they don't do something about it.

I didn't watch the Dolphins game but can only imagine how bad the conditions were playing the next day.

BigWindyCane1

Great article. Sums up Canespace and the Canes 2017!

Go Canes!

Posted by: raizecane | October 23, 2017 at 07:47 AM

It’s Craig Cooper in Orlando bad.

Old Skool

The Canes attempted to do their best to spoil a delightfully pleasant afternoon by going experiencing a momentary lapse of reasoning in relation to play calling and went completely brain dead when it came to execution.

Cardiac Canes??? Sounds more like bi-polar.

Go Canes!

Good thing is they’re getting two weeks to get it right for what will surely be a prime time matchup against VT.

BigWindyCane1

We are past the middle of the regular season, and there is some good news:

*Current winning streak of 11 consecutive games is the longest winning streak since winning 34 in a row in 2000-02.

*Canes started 4-0 in the ACC for the first time since joining the conference.

*The Canes are undefeated, currently ranked 8th in both polls

*The Canes still control their own destiny to a national championship.

*The Canes face two ranked opponents to close out the second half of the season, and both games are at home. If the Canes win against VT, they should also be slightly favored again against ND.

*The Canes have not hit their full stride yet, have not played up to their full potential and have not played well for a full game yet -- and they are still undefeated.

Go Canes!

Read an interesting stat today. Our first three losses last year were by a combined 11 points.

Our last three wins have been by a combined 11 points.

Always said Golden'w biggest flaw was he didnt prepare his team to wn mentally on Saturday. It seemed like every game they would do, or more importantly not do, what it took to seal or steal a victory late

CMR has done a great job of instilling mental toughnes in this team, especially at the end of games.

360Cane

Nephew returning a punt for a TD Friday, and he's not even the return man. LOL

http://cbsprt.co/2yHhRCW

P.S. 6 tackles and INT in the endzone as well. He plays K, P, WR, TE, S, LB, and DE.

He's not even listed on 247. And yes, I know, he's at Forest, not Vanguard which doesn't help. His granddaddy (mama's side), daddy, and uncle all played D1 football. Heck, even his mom played rugby at USF. It's in the genes times 100! I'll bring him to camp. []_[]

BigWindyCane1


After another close call, is Miami for real?

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/100061/after-another-close-call-is-miami-for-real

Posted by: 30CINCO | October 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Thanks for sharing that article 30Cinco. An interesting quote stood out to me:

"At the same time, there is something to be said for the resilience Miami has shown. According to ESPN Stats & Information, there is an 18 percent chance an average top 25 team would achieve the same record against the Hurricanes' schedule. That’s the same percentage as Alabama, for what it’s worth."

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Until we put a complete game together, (which we were getting really close against Syracuse) I will count it all as some grit and a lot of luck. I just hope we are laser focused on UNC. We cant afford to crap the bed on Saturday. 7-0 and then VT, who because of our defense and offensive playmakers, are beatable. #1 priority right now has to be finding a run game or suitable alternative. Beat UNC and then ALL IN for VT. It could be the most important game in in a decade.

Go Canes!

Canes 5th in turnover differential, third in tackles for loss, third in sacks and sixth in passing efficiency against.

Despite that we are 49th in total defense (yards allowed).

If we could stop giving teams two, three or even four extra possessions per game via penalty we have what it takes on defense to carry us through whatever lulls the offense seems to have every week.


Go Canes!

TD this is really interesting when talking about luck.

If we were Ohio State, Clemson or FSU they’d be saying we’re playing winning football with great defense, no turnovers controlling tough games late:

https://twitter.com/davidhaleespn/status/922486742267162625

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 11:33 AM

The D seems to account for their penalties though. The make a mistake and then shut them down for the most part. I'm more concerned with redzone points and establishing the run.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 11:44 AM

I hear you, but I dont care about the outside noise. I want to see us control more outcomes. Especially against UNC, and then if we can just come out on top against VT... then its all about that ACC CG, which if we get NCST, we can win it!

Dude on a Pale Horse

I'm watching VT vs UNC today. We can beat both of these teams. Contain against VT will be critical.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Duh statement, UNC OL will struggle against our front 7. Furthermore I dont see any real threats for our 2ndary which is coming on strong right now.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Its really hard to tell how good VT's D is because UNC looks sooooo awful.

Dude on a Pale Horse

UNC OL has a jail break on every snap.

Dude on a Pale Horse

UNC D did give VT trouble. Mostly I think both arent that good.

I think we are much better than UNC & are better than VT.

I'm thankful we get VT at home.

Go Canes!

The dreaded six day hold:

ACC announces a six-day hold for Virginia Tech-Miami on Nov. 4. Game will be either 3:30 or between 7:15-8 pm on either ABC or ESPN.

30CINCO

M. Young is playing so well. Kept their top receiver in check most of that game. Has been an unexpected surprise this season.

Norton, Young, and Pinkey on D. Herndon, Rosier, Homer on O were top performers, imo.

Dude on a Pale Horse

UNC quit in the 2nd qtr down only 14. They arent strong physically or mentally. Miami can only beat themselves this weekend. Focus is the key factor going into UNC week. They do nothing that scares me.

Miami 34, UNC 10.

Old Skool

Any news/insight on the Irvin suspension?

Dude on a Pale Horse

As far as Miami attendence goes, the only thing I can think of is points, lots of them. If the games become a happening, youre more likely to grow the fan base. Its not the stadium or its location. We play in a palace now. Richt does his part, he's a very vocal coach in that regard, always thanking and talking directly to the fans in his comments, thats great PR. The U needs to do more to get the community involved, they cant think of themselves as just another entertainment option. They need to find a way to hook people in.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Lots of points is why I wanted Helfrich as OC. Helfrich was key to Oregon's success as their OC.

CGNC

CMR has done a great job of instilling mental toughnes in this team, especially at the end of games.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Agreed 100%

TonyCane

What happened to UNC? Was Mitch holding the Tarheels up that much? UNC was a team that has beaten us two years in a row - how did they fall so far so quickly?

Terrance Sullivan

TonyCane UNC has lost 20 players to injury.

Terrance Sullivan

Furthermore Mitch wasn't the starter 2 years ago. Come on TonyCane what's wrong you are usually money but Mitch only started for them last year.

Go Canes!

16 were season ending. They’ve been gutted.

Fedora is getting a pass for this year imo.

canezilla

CANES 28
HEELS 17

01 Cane

Miami 40
UNC 6

Dude on a Pale Horse

UNC just doesnt have it in the trenches right now. VT's DL dominated them and our line is much better than theirs. I really cant see a way for UNC to score more than say 20 points. As far as their D is concerned, our OL will probably handle them. I dont see anyway for them to hurt us. If this game were at UNC, I think it could be closer... they have nothing to lose, we get into some funks with our O, the D makes a couple of mistakes and maybe we are on the ropes. In Miami, I just dont think they can pull off the upset, we've clearly passed them by in the trenches. Last Saturday I saw Miami's O start to, even if just for a quarter or 2, understand how to control the game. If we can establish the run and just do everything else we have been doing, then Miami should be very comfortable this weekend.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I have some things to say about VT from what Ive seen, but I will save those for Sunday, after we've taken care of our business with UNC.

cane4us

Dude, you know this is an away game.

1mg of Epi

Read an interesting stat today. Our first three losses last year were by a combined 11 points.

Our last three wins have been by a combined 11 points.

Always said Golden'w biggest flaw was he didnt prepare his team to wn mentally on Saturday. It seemed like every game they would do, or more importantly not do, what it took to seal or steal a victory late


Posted by: Go Canes! | October 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

He had one bigger flaw.

UMike

This is yet another type of game Golden would some how figure a way to lose or keep close for no reason. Would be a good time to put together a complete game like the WVU game. I am happy we found ways to win games we would of (or did) lose last year, but we need to take a step away from that team and become a team that can put it together for all 4 quarters on both sides of the ball

Go Canes!

Canes open up as a 4 1/2 pt favorite.

Old Skool

In other news ...

Gators coach Jim McElwain said there have been death threats directed toward his program after UF's 3-3 start.

"The hard part is obviously when the threats against your own players, death threats to your families, the ill will that's brought upon out there," McElwain said Monday. "And yet I think it's really one of those deals that really is a pretty good testament to what's going on out there nationally. A lot of angry people. In in this business we're the ones they take the shots at, and that's the way it is."

Herbieibis

The rush defense needs to get shored up, especially on the edge. We should be dominate against the run and for the most part we have been but get gashed for 4 or 5 15 to 20 yd gains inflates the rushing stats.
Unfilled Richt decides to loosen the reins on offense the games will continue to keep us on edge.
UNC is terrible 31-13.

TheeMackJones

It's absolutely FUTILE to blather about the current state of Miami Hurricane football and their consecutive victories. hUh. Because the FINAL VERDICT will shortly indicate the ' real ' Miami ', or Miami the ' poser. ' In other words, what Miami does against VA Tech and mighty Notre Dame- and yes ND is ' mighty ' this season ( YIKES! )- will finally end all this futile chatter about Miami and all that.

Oh, and one more thing. If Cane fan will peruse Georgia's final scores under Richt, one will notice a consistent TREND and what not. For example, like this season's close margin of wins by Miami, Georgia basically won CLOSE games during Richt's tenure. Enter one sample of evidence. The 2015 Georgia season under Richt. Georgia finished an impressive 10-3.

Saturday
Sep. 5 ULM Warhawks
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 51-14

Saturday
Sep. 12 at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN Won 31-14

Saturday
Sep. 19 South Carolina Gamecocks
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 52-20

Saturday
Sep. 26 Southern Jaguars
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 48-6

Saturday
Oct. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Lost 38-10

Saturday
Oct. 10 at Tennessee Volunteers
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN Lost 38-31

Saturday
Oct. 17 Missouri Tigers (HC)
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 9-6

Saturday
Oct. 31 Florida Gators
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL Lost 27-3

Saturday
Nov. 7 Kentucky Wildcats
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 27-3

Saturday
Nov. 14 at Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL Won 20-13

Saturday
Nov. 21 Georgia Southern Eagles
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA Won 23-17 (OT)

Saturday
Nov. 28 at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA Won 13-7

2016 TaxSlayer Bowl
Saturday
Jan. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL Won 24-17

Bottom line: Under Richt it seems that play calling during those games was VANILLA CONSERVATIVE and all that. This trend was evident, also, during his tenure at Georgia. Also, in 15' the ' trend ' is evident in several narrow wins and one close lost on the road against mighty Tennessee. hUh. Even Georgia's bowl game was only a ' seven point ' win.

Thus, there will probably be MORE CLOSE wins than routs under Richt. Especially against conference opponents and strong non-conference opponents. And that's why I won't get all ' bent out of shape'- even though I'm ' out of shape- about Miami's close wins. Because basically Richt calls a CONSERVATIVE game and all that. And I don't think that will change while Richt is at Miami. hUh. Nevertheless, as long as Miami goes undefeated or has a one loss season. I DON'T give a ' freak ' if the vast majority of those wins are ' close calls ' and all that!

TheeMackJones

However, it's NEVER wise to tempt the college football hands of fate too much. Because some of those close wins could become close losses some Saturday. Ouch!

Oh, and one more thing. hUh. Miami HANDILY COVERS the game time point spread! dUh.

Sarasota 'cane

Hurricane Hotline starts now on WQAM. Coach Richt and Coach Laranega will be on tonight.

Go 'canes!

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