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October 15, 2017

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TheeMackJones

Herndon is HIGHLY underused!


12%

Posted by: RCCF | October 16, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Absolutely concur! hUh. Wasn't Herndon suppose to be the second coming of Njouku.

TruCane81

Was it a panic, or just trying to do something fun for your guys? Something cocky and brash?

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM


Dont do that to me Dude. You got me thinking now.

It definitely took more balls than brains to make that call.

Matter fact, it does seem over aggressive more than scared.

Richt runs a vanilla but over aggressive passing scheme.

That call does kind of match his coaching personality.

Playing to win is refreshing after so much powder puff play in previous years.

Ohio_Cane

If we're undefeated going into the VT and/or ND game, I'm betting College Gameday is on campus for one of them.

TheeMackJones

Another close game at home would be very troubling

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 15, 2017 at 11:52 PM

Wrong again! Especially when one takes into account a few gridiron variables and all that. hUh. For instance, Miami MAY NOT have all those starters back for this Saturday. OUCH. Then take into account that Syracuse will BE READY and is on an EMOTIONAL HIGH and what not ( The Orange DON'T FEAR ANY TEAM now. That includes Miami! ). dUh. Then finally, Miami is a team which STARTS SLOWLY out of the gate, but makes a late STRETCH RUN to win the race... err game.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 16, 2017 at 01:14 PM

Perhaps. It depends on other Top 10 match ups those two particular Saturdays. And one has to factor in Notre Dame's schedule going into their game with Miami. Because the mighty Fighting Celtics play mighty USC this Saturday. Then face upstart North Carolina St. OUCH!! I'm guessing mighty Notre Dame LOSES one of those games, which would knock Miami out of possibly hosting Game Day. hUh.

Nevertheless, mighty VA Tech would probably be the safer bet for Miami to host Reece, Herbie, Howard and Corso. Because the Jive Turkeys have easier games prior to their showdown with Miami- Va Tech is also coming off a bye week. dUh.

MLAlumni1970

86Cane Your postings have become so eloquent, informative, poetry in prose, and something that I learn from every day. A little extra sugar for Tom.
When U are a graduate from the U, it shows. I'm just sayin'.
IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!

TheeMackJones

Miami against the mighty Fighting Celts would be the more ATTRACTIVE game for College Game Day- yet there's that ND schedule prior to November 14. hUh.

So if Cane fan wants Reece, Herbie, Howard and the ' clown ' Corso at SLS. Then they better start PRAYING to Yoda, Buddha and other football deities. dUh. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I understand the VAST MAJORITY of Cane fandom ' hate ' Notre Dame and all that. So what!

TruCane81

I think you sum it up perfectly. The only thing I wonder is it a) Richt doesnt see the open middle, or b) Richt doesnt trust Rosier's accuracy enough to let him go there?

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 16, 2017 at 10:46 AM


We have two different qbs with completely different skill sets, but our route concepts are basically the same over 2 seasons.

I do not believe Richts problems with passing short middle are personell based. When we use it, we move the ball. That rac Richards did against Duke should be a staple. Those routes are what we are given most snaps.

It is a philosophical issue.

How many great pass catching tes has he produced?

Now that one horrible pick Malik threw is proof we should be cautious with him throwing deep and even intermediately over the middle.

But he has done nothing to make us think he cant consistently complete passes of three to five yards to Herndon, the backs or crossing recievers between the hashes.

Richt is both ignoring this critical element and taking too long to feel his team and the opposition to add wrinkles that get the ball moving.

This is causing unnecessarily tight wins and probably leads to losses like last year.

MLAlumni1970

Go to today's MIAMI HERALD, front page: woman running for Congress speaks of being in spaceships with aliens, etc.
And, she will probably win.

CGNC

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 06:40 AM
Very true

CGNC

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 06:52 AM

LOL Like CO says, more can go wrong with an onside kick than go right. Had it worked I would have been happy but would have been wondering WHY it was attempted in the first place. I think that and I know way less than most of you.......

86 is right - our receivers got no separation - GT seemed to know the routes....

CGNC

Ha anyone see Corn Elder on the jumbotron? He looked ticked off. Probably at the secondary

Go Canes!

Canes check in at #18 in average yards per play:

https://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/stat/yards-per-play

86Cane

IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | October 16, 2017 at 01:26 PM

There IT is right there.

KYcane


Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 12:45 PM

I agree 100%. We are still 1-3 years away from being top 5 team or dominant in any way.

BUT we have enough talent now to be doing much better that we are.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 01:07 PM


Y’all so busy debating the OC you missed the big story.

Go Canes & 86 agreeing

canezilla

THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG READS..IT IS BETTER TO BE LUCKY THEAN GOOD... IF 86 HAD A DOLLAR EVERYTIME HE HEARD THIS IN HIS LIFE, DUDE WOULD BE LOADED!!!!

canezilla


Gainesville, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency in Alachua County ahead of a planned speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

Spencer is a well-known white nationalist.
OH U SILLY GAYTORS..WHAT IS U DOING????

VA Cane

if he kicked it long enough and we got it what would people have said then? So if you would have been happy had we recovered it you should be mad at the execution not the call.

I understand your thought process...BUT....If = middle word in Life...and "If a Bullfrog had wings he wouldn't whomp his azz every time he jumped"....and I will leave the if my aunt had b*lls one out....
If it worked i guess we would all be worshipping the call....too early to do that stufff...JMO....

TonyCabe

I agree, Go. This is not a true championship level team this year. It won't be next year either. 2019 is the earliest we get to elite level and begin destroying teams. What we have currently will allow us to hang with and potentially beat top level programs, but it may be a tall order this year to expect us to beat Clemson or NC St in the ACC title game, Oh St in round one, and Alabama at the end.

We need next year's recruiting class to arrive intact and get a full year under their belts. Perry needs to get playing time next year. And our haul of freshmen wide receivers need to mature.

TonyCane

That said, as long as we're undefeated this year the future can be now. I would love to see CM Richt upset Alabama and win the national championship. Sabah can retire and devote his full energies to leasing cars to Crimson Tide players.

TruCane81


Y’all so busy debating the OC you missed the big story.

Go Canes & 86 agreeing

Poster by: KYcane | October 16, 2017 at 02:29 PM


This deserves ablog post all to itself.

SinisterCane


Spencer is a well-known white nationalist.
OH U SILLY GAYTORS..WHAT IS U DOING????

Posted by: canezilla | October 16, 2017 at 02:44 PM


When did they start calling Neo-Nazi/white supremacist.....white nationalist?

Anyway I hope CMR uses this against UF in recruiting

BigWindyCane1

ACC Players of The Week: Darrell Langham as 'co-recviever' of the week and Michael Badgley as 'specialist' of the week.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 16, 2017 at 04:33 PM

He's not really a neo-Nazi, although he is a white supremacist. I was blown away when he said that voting is silly and that he didnt believe in it. What kind of democracy loving American would follow this guy?

BigWindyCane1

I have seen Rosier throw, and he throws a great ball, but is just not as consistent with his reads and his accuracy as he can be. IMO, that is an issue that has stopped this offense from really being as dominant as it could be.

However, I think Rosier can be more consistent and accurate. This is only his sixth game as a starter. Rosier is figuring it out, and so are the coaches figuring him out.

Rosier has had great games so far, but still, his completion percentages are around 59%, ranked 10th in the ACC, which is relatively low (For example, the freshman Blackman from FSU is at 63%). I think the throws are there for Rosier to get his completion percentage up to around 65-70%, which is where the high powered passing attacks usually aim for. I think CMR will help Rosier get there, and if he does, the points-per-game will go up by at least 10.

Also, Rosier may not be as consistent with his reads or as accurate as we like all the time, but he is still very good. Rosier does bring a whole bunch of intangibles, namely his added mobility and toughness. I also give Rosier credit for ignoring coverages and having the courage to throw the ball to his best playmaker once again. I just think that a little more consistency earlier in the game, and we are talking about no need for desperate 4th down plays.

IMO, the Canes went pretty far towards winning the Coastal on Saturday. But I am a 12% Canes fan, so I am looking to see if they can win all their games. They certainly are favored, but they must stop tempting fate. I am going to watch that Syracuse game closely to see if the Canes can get that consistency on offense going against Syracuse. That would give me indications that the Canes are in it to win it.

BigWindyCane1

By the way, I will say it again. The defense looked horrible in the first half, was we all acknowledge. In the second half, however, that Canes/Diaz defense put on the most dominant defensive performance in the ACC this season - by far. That may have been the best half of Canes defensive football I have seen in a decade, because they were playing a very good offensive team, and the Canes just shut them down. The Canes were literally 'flying around', making tackles, aggressive, reading keys, carrying out assignments, getting lined up properly, and just physically dominating the line of scrimmage. It was a beautiful thing to see. They were very good, only giving up three points and coming up with stop after stop when their offense really needed it. Like the offense, once the Canes defense learns to put together a full game, look out.

SinisterCane

My biggest issue with Rosier is 3rd and 5-6ish. He seem hellbent on throwing bombs when underneath area of the field is open. Now I know where the hero ball comments was referring to in fall camp

roachcane77

My problem/worry with this upcoming Syracuse game is that we KNOW our defensive strength is our D-Line, and our secondary is suspect...

Guess what? Clemson... (who just got THROTTLED by the Syracuse O), is thought to have one of the BEST D-Lines in the entire country, and a far more experienced secondary than ours.

We're going to have our hands full with the Cuse's prolific offense.

If we take another half-a-game to get OUR offense on track, we could be trailing by WAY more than 1 point at halftime...

We need to be smarter on offense CMR! To say those fade routes to the "small" receiver packages were just not thrown accurately enough doesn't take into account that the target WINDOW to a TALL receiver is FAR LARGER, and doesn't require the same pinpoint accuracy, as to a little guy.

C'Mon Coach... Don't fall into the "smartest man in the room" category, like our previous coaching regime and IGNORE legitimate concerns and suggestions. We NEED YOU to be OPEN TO CHANGE and ADJUSTMENTS!

86Cane

Go Canes & 86 agreeing

Posted by: KYcane | October 16, 2017 at 02:29 PM

What are talkin bout Willis?

I LOVE that guy!

86Cane

DUDE WOULD BE LOADED!!!!

Posted by: canezilla | October 16, 2017 at 02:41 PM

Tru dat!

86Cane

C'Mon Coach... Don't fall into the "smartest man in the room" category, like our previous coaching regime and IGNORE legitimate concerns and suggestions. We NEED YOU to be OPEN TO CHANGE and ADJUSTMENTS!

Posted by: roachcane77 | October 16, 2017 at 06:36 PM

And there IT is once again!

WWIN

How can u not be sold on Diaz? The man makes the right adjustments, and usually before the half. What else can u ask for?

Tough crowd I guess.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 16, 2017 at 09:47 AM

Well where would you like for me to start? Lol...

He's Texas' D'no... meaning Longhorns fans feel the same way about him as you do D'no. He was a nobody before we hired him and now all of a sudden people think he's God's gift to defense lol.

Bethune Cookman gave us work, Toledo gave us work, fsu had a game winning touchdown drive on us had we not scored within the last seconds, Tech was marching on us till the rain came including in the second half! Tech's first possession in the 3rd qtr looked just like they did in the 2nd.

What about our star linebackers and his position group? They're either too aggressive, in the wrong gap, or missing the tackle. Take away Coach Kul and what would he be? That's the only unit on D that's ballin!

Again... I'm not calling for his head I'm just not sold yet. This is MY OPINION... but to be fair... after Coker, Shannon, and Golden it's going to take a lot to sell me now lol!

Coaches I'm sold on so far...
1. Coach Kul
2. CMR as HEAD COACH ONLY
3. Coach Searles

That's it lol

WWIN

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM

THIS POST RIGHT HERE!

Don't get me wrong... Rosier is NOT close to being perfect but when the DB's are on our WR's like white on a storm trooper uniform and they play calling isn't good... it's hard for ANY QB to have a good completion percentage given those circumstances!

SinisterCane

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 07:39 PM

Add Ron Dugans to that list and rest are replaceable

WWIN

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 10:39 AM

It's two types of onside kicks... one during desperation times when EVERYONE knows it's coming and the other when NO ONE expects it to come. So the timing was good. People don't go to casino's only when they're broke... they go when they WANT MORE money! Had we recovered that kick would you be here today saying I'm glad we got it but I wish he didn't call it then???

WWIN

Posted by: CGNC | October 16, 2017 at 01:45 PM

When Nick Satan called the onside kick in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME what was said about him? Wrong timing? 😂

TruCane81

My biggest issue with Rosier is 3rd and 5-6ish. He seem hellbent on throwing bombs when underneath area of the field is open. Now I know where the hero ball comments was referring to in fall camp

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 16, 2017 at 06:16 PM

Straight up, Sin.

It is hard for me to believe that Rosier all of a sudden figures out in the second half that the short passes are what moves the ball and puts points on the board.

It is possible this is the case, but still hard to believe.

A great short pass on 3rd and medium is generally better than a good long one.

If Malik really is wingin it like that on his own and not due to the scheme, then maybe we need to reduce the temptation with more route combos that are ALL short to intermediate.

Every pass play does not need a deep route.

Go Canes!

Sometimes I can’t wven believe the things I read on here.

10 and 0 in our last 10
Top 10 national ranking
Lead nation in second half scoring
Only undefeated ACC team
Beat FSU
Third nationally in tackle for losses per game

The awesome list is endless

All while missing Walton and Richards.

Incredible

TruCane81

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 08:09 PM


If it worked I would have jumped up laughing and praised CMR for having balls the size of Texas.

Then I woluld have said," Good thing that worked or I would have been talking alot of shyt about Coach on the Space...."

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 08:23 PM

I'm beyond happy about beating FSU and being undefeated but I'm not blind to our 1st half deficiencies. With no creativity in offensive play calling and inaccurate QB play is gonna bite us in the a$$.

TruCane81

We been here before go.

5-0, 6-0, 7-0. It doesnt matter.

Too many times we been burned like this.

Forgive us for not drinking the kool aid.

Its hard to get over excited about record and rank when you got glaring problems that many think will be solved with talent alone.

I know better than that shyt.

Teams play the way they are coached, period.
Coach it right, and you mostly only.lose when you are beaten physically.

In this last decade plus of despair, most of our losses were not due to playing better teams.

I was told a story by one of the best modelers at Ford Motor. His team felt like they had the best talent in the industry and could make Ford the number 1 car company in the world, producing
stylish cars that were twice as durable and half the cost.

They pleaded with management to allow changes that would increase quality style and productivity, but to no avail. Management was complacent and stuck in a mindset of excuses and mediocrity.

They did not believe.

2012 Ravens, 2001 Patriots, 2002 suckeyes. The list goes on.

We have what it takes to be the surprise champion if we stop making excuses and just get better, starting at the top.

SinisterCane

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 09:07 PM

Well said and I might as well only watch the 2nd half of the game lol

Go Canes!

Some of you live in dream land if you think our offensive lineup right now, minus Walton and Richards is championship cailber.

Rosier (minus an injurt start at Duke 2 years ago), Homer, Harley, Thomas, Cager, Langham and Choc, all of who got differing degrees of playing time Saturday have never even started a game before this year or even worse THIS WEEK.

That's SEVEN guys who've never done a damn thing before.

For God's sake three of them were in high school this time last season and two more were rehabbing torn ACLs.

Even Barrios, who's been a beast for us this year, had less than 450 receiving yards FOR HIS CAREER entering this season.

Despite that, we lead the nation in second half scoring, have outscored EVERY opponent in the second half for 11 straight games, and are second in the ACC in points. We're undefeated, ranked in the Top 10, control our own destiny and have a world class defense to pick up the slack if for the first time in a year our offense falters in crunch time.

Wah, we dont throw across the middle. Wah we start slowly. Wah, we've been here before. Was, why so many fade passes.

I guarantee you no one here was bitching when Homer was ripping off long runs and that monster TD when we ran those "predicable" running plays.

Play the result much.

I'm getting nauseated at all this freaking whining and nitpicking.

Man if you're talking about replaceable coaches and how you've been hurt before at this point, you need help.

WWIN

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 07:39 PM

Add Ron Dugans to that list and rest are replaceable

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 16, 2017 at 07:53 PM

You right... I think our WR's block better than our O-line! 😂

WWIN

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 08:27 PM

Lol! When Nick Satan did it in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME what did you say?

86Cane

I'm getting nauseated at all this freaking whining and nitpicking.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 09:37 PM

Puke bags are in the seat back pocket.

Have at it!

BigWindyCane1

Canes opened as a -13.5 favorite at home this weekend, but now are a -14.5 to -15 point favorite. Clemson was a -23 point favorite on the road when Syracuse upset them last weekend. Can't take this game for granted

TruCane81

Lol! When Nick Satan did it in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME what did you say?

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 10:14 PM


Lol.

Saban has how many rings?

He could walk out to midfield at opening kickoff
and take a dump on the field and I wouldnt question it lol.

TruCane81

Alright Go you win lol.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 09:37 PM

Excuse, excuse, excuse.... somebody call the whambulance lol!

News flash... we've looked like this with EVERYBODY HEALTHY! We looked like this last year! And why do we have to be championship caliber to beat da hell outta GA Tech?

Players available this past game that have proven to be clutch... Herndon, Langham, Berrios, Homer... are they not good enough to destroy GA Tech???

WWIN

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 10:39 PM

When he had that Kick 6 vs Auburn what was said about him?

1mg of Epi


When did they start calling Neo-Nazi/white supremacist.....white nationalist?

Anyway I hope CMR uses this against UF in recruiting

Posted by: SinisterCane | October 16, 2017 at 04:33 P

PC culture strikes again lol

TruCane81

When he had that Kick 6 vs Auburn what was said about him?

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 11:21 PM


Lol Touche.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 10:39 PM

People would be like, "You see that! That's leadership! Our HC would never go out there and take a dump on the field."

TruCane81

But hey WWIN, nobodys perfect, even if you do got so many rings it gave you arthritis.

I dont expect perfection from CMR. It just pisses me off that our strategy problems are blamed on personel when they have been consitent over two seasons with two completely different types of qbs.

You got coaching apologists contending that Richt wont design and demand five yard completions to a DOMINANT recieving tight end because Malik is not accurate enough.

The shyts laughable.

TonyCane

TruCane, to be fair we have been 5-0 only one other time since 2004...the 2013 season. We really haven't seen this too often before.

TruCane81

TruCane, to be fair we have been 5-0 only one other time since 2004...the 2013 season. We really haven't seen this too often before.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 16, 2017 at 11:56 PM


Point taken but you get my drift.

TruCane81

People would be like, "You see that! That's leadership! Our HC would never go out there and take a dump on the field."

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 16, 2017 at 11:36 PM


Lol hell yeah.


I did criticize the hell out of Saban for trying to kick that 80 yard field goal. Just gave fsu punk ass the title lol

TonyCane

TruCane, to be fair we have been 5-0 only one other time since 2004...the 2013 season. We really haven't seen this too often before.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 16, 2017 at 11:56 PM


Point taken but you get my drift.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 17, 2017 at 12:34 AM

Totally understand. Again, I think we're two years away from thoroughly dominating the Coastal. The Canes did not fall apart overnight - it took years of bad luck, bad recruiting, and transfers to drop Miami down from over 40 four and five star players to

Year, 4/5 star players on roster at season start, record after 5 games:

2006: 46 (3-2)
2007: 42 (4-1)
2008: 42 (2-3)
2009: 41 (4-1)
2010: 39 (3-2)
2011: 28 (2-3)
2012: 21 (4-1)
2013: 22 (5-0)
2014: 25 (3-2)
2015: 28 (3-2)
2016: 27 (4-1)
2017: 29 (5-0)

Next year's total should jump up substantially. We lose 6 four and five star players to graduation after this season, but replace them with at least 16.

If the 2019 class is similarly strong we're definitely back over that 40 four/five star player threshold. Then we start seeing the dominance of old.

TruCane81

Completely agree Tony. Great work with the stats as usual.

I like how you use them to make points that noone can really argue with.

I too do not believe this team is ready for week
in, week out dominance. This is not my contention.

I just believe there is alot left on the field with THIS group, even with its flaws.

I believe in us, because I have seen what our players can do.

More importantly, I have seen what Richt can do. When he is on, he is impressive.

I.hold.him to such high expectations because of his track record and pedigree.

This group will probably lose games they should not. But its still unacceptable to have so many slow starts.

Dominant pass catching tight ends dont.grow on trees. Herndon makes our offense hum.

Get him the ball in the first and you wont be sweating bullets in the fourth.

Make it happen. No excuses.

If we drop passes or the d adjusts and.takes it away.eventually fine, but we will have played to our strength, and I accept any result as long as we do that.

1mg of Epi

THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG READS..IT IS BETTER TO BE LUCKY THEAN GOOD... IF 86 HAD A DOLLAR EVERYTIME HE HEARD THIS IN HIS LIFE, DUDE WOULD BE LOADED!!!!

Posted by: canezilla | October 16, 2017 at 02:41 PM

Why would the dude get rich? 86 is the one getting the dollars.

Go Canes!

Players available this past game that have proven to be clutch... Herndon, Langham, Berrios, Homer... are they not good enough to destroy GA Tech???

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Even after our game GT has a Top 20 defensive ranking nationally. Plus we have limited opportunities because of the offense they run. So no, I don't think they should be "destroying" GT with that very, very inexperienced offensive lineup.


http://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/22

86Cane

Then we start seeing the dominance of old.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 17, 2017 at 01:17 AM

I don't think anyone is expecting or asking for dominance. Dominant is when you regularly beat top 10 teams and win championships.

It is nowhere near claiming that you are dominant when you expect to beat an unranked GT team and instead have to struggle and get lucky to beat an unranked team that runs a 1970's offense.

Anyone who watches our games and especially our offense knows we have a long road to go and that we are not utilizing our talent effectively. It is plain ans simple really.

86Cane

Why would the dude get rich? 86 is the one getting the dollars.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 17, 2017 at 07:19 AM

I see what you did there.

TonyCane

86, we potentially are not utilizing our talent most effectively. But you can say that this regime is mishandling its talent less so than previous regimes.

30CINCO

At midseason 2017, laying out Miami Hurricanes’ path to College Football Playoff

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/10/16/at-midseason-2017-laying-out-miami-hurricanes-path-to-college-football-playoff/

Ron Mayflower

86cane 7:52am

I don"t think anyone would deny we have a long way to go. We need a bruiser at RB. Choc doesn"t appear to be ready. We need more impact players in the secondary. Our guys don't seem to have the talent to play the ball and get INTs. I didnt think JT would be caught on the long pass play, but he was caught and we couldnot get a TD. Our OL is serviceable but not great.

Whenever GT has an extra week to prep they have been winning 2(008 and 2014, IIRC). PJ and Roof are not bad coaches.

However, even the best of teams can go through lulls in scoring. The 2001 team played BC and VT so close with Chud calling plays. IIRC, Dorsey started cold in the Rose bowl game as well.

I do hope our team has turned the corner. I cannot take more close games, LoL.

Ron Mayflower

oh, we need AR82 back asap.

SinisterCane

Brad Kaaya cut by the Panthers LOL

BigWindyCane1

I like Dugans, but I have to ask myself a question about this development/assessment of his receiving corps? Do I give Dugans credit for developing ACC receiver of the week, Langham? Or do I blame Duggans for not playing the former three-star receiver Langham sooner, and instead playing more coveted four-star recruits out of high school?

You cannot underestimate the skill, talent and ability that Langham flashed over the last two weeks. Langham brings a missing element to the Canes offense that it has been lacking recently. Langham played like like an elite ACC receiver, and it is clear that when things get tough, Rosier trusts him. Langham has put in some serious work, and he can really help open up this offense once AR82 gets back on the field.

In the end, I think I will at least have to give Dugans credit for finally recognizing that Langham earned the right to quickly move up the depth chart.

And I agree that his WRs are blocking downfield. That is what competition does - eliminates a sense of entitlement.

WWIN

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 16, 2017 at 11:38 PM

You are 100% correct!

In my opinion... if CMR is so scared of Rosier throwing over the middle he needs to play someone else!

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 17, 2017 at 07:21 AM

We had PLENTY of opportunities to destroy GA Tech!!!

Go Canes!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 17, 2017 at 09:50 AM

I wonder if this explains a lot of why he wasnt playing earlier this year. Last year would have been tougher with Coley, Richards and Lewis ahead of him:

Richt said Langham and cornerback Michael Jackson — another lightly recruited Al Golden signee who stuck it out — had to “create better practice habits,” and earned more playing time.

86Cane

Tony...Don't get me wrong the current staff is a huge upgrade over our past two regimes. I am HAPPY we are winning these close games instead of losing them. But I don't think there is a need to sugar coat the deficiencies in what we see as fans.

86Cane

We are not asking Richt to allow Rosier to throw DEEP or LATE over the middle, just short crossing routes, drag routes and seam routes 5-10 yards down field. We are talking about short, EASY dump off routes to get the ball in the hands of the speedy playmakers in open space while on the run. When was the last time you saw a UM player catch the ball in the open field on a dead run? Oh yeah, the was when AR82 took it to the house. Again, it is not complicated or difficult to understand.

Go Canes!

It's time, there is no more delaying.

KYcane

Keeping with the theme of this blog...

“Good luck is a residue of preparation.”
Jack Youngblood
7 pro bowls
Hall of Fame

thirstybuzzardcane

I'm getting nauseated at all this freaking whining and nitpicking.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 09:37 PM

Puke bags are in the seat back pocket.

Have at it!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 10:27 PM


I'm glad I don't sit in front of him on the bus!

thirstybuzzardcane

We are not asking Richt to allow Rosier to throw DEEP or LATE over the middle, just short crossing routes, drag routes and seam routes 5-10 yards down field. We are talking about short, EASY dump off routes to get the ball in the hands of the speedy playmakers in open space while on the run. When was the last time you saw a UM player catch the ball in the open field on a dead run? Oh yeah, the was when AR82 took it to the house. Again, it is not complicated or difficult to understand.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 17, 2017 at 10:39 AM

👆👆👆 What he said!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

I told you guys we wouldn't miss a beat when Walton went down. You might think I'm crazy, but I would take Homer over a healthy Walton right now.

Ron Mayflower

WWIN 10:29 am

GT also had opportunities to put the game away. If their receiver had made the third down catch, we might not have gotten the ball back.

Rosier is the best QB we have. Why would we not play him over the others when we can move the ball with the so called "unimaginative" offense for the most part? Throwing over the middle is less important than winning, is it not?

thirstybuzzardcane

Can't believe Malik never watched film when under Golden. I mean really, what coaching staff doesn't demand the players to watch film!

TruCane81

Posted by: 86Cane | October 17, 2017 at 10:39 AM


THIS times infinity Soup.

TruCane81

Throwing over the middle is less important than winning, is it not?

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM

For us there is no either/ or. They are the same.

Throwing the ball short to our playmakers in open space is OUR recipe to win.

Do it earlier and the wins are easier.

TruCane81

Can't believe Malik never watched film when under Golden. I mean really, what coaching staff doesn't demand the players to watch film!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 17, 2017 at 11:12 AM


WHAT?

Where the hell did you hear this Thirsty?

Go Canes!

I'm glad I don't sit in front of him on the bus!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM

You should be.

The incessant whining and fear from the safe place finding guys on here would make the trip unbearable.

I ask again, what Top 25 team is consistently playing this offense you wish we were?


BigWindyCane1

Some good news from Porter of PBP:

Safety Redwine was present at practice.

WR Ahmmon Richards (hamstring) "appeared to be full-go."

RG Navaughn Donaldson (right ankle sprain) and CB Dee Delaney (right knee) were riding stationary bikes. Donaldson was no longer wearing the boot he had on last week. Delaney had a knee brace on (Boy did those haters at ESPN have their injury report wrong).

LB Michael Pinckney (chest) was present and not in pads. He was wearing a green (no-contact) jersey.

WR Braxton Berrios was in a green (no-contact) jersey. He was in pads. Berrios was given at least one day off post-FSU to recover from soreness.

Receiver Dayall Harris was back in his regular No. 80 jersey. He has served a three-game suspension for a team rules violation and is expected to play this week.

86Cane

Throwing over the middle is less important than winning, is it not?

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM

It is not either or, it is that one thing leads to the other (next blog title?). Winning is more important than throwing over the middle but throwing over the middle doesn't mean we will not win. On the contrary, we may score more and win much more easily?

I would rate things as such:

1. Winning
2. Tailgating
3. Throwing over the middle.

86Cane

Go Canes...the answer to your question is easy: Go look up the top 10 scoring offenses in college football, then look at top 10 passing offenses and top 10 rushing offenses. See what teams have most of those things in common and then report back to the blog. You have 8 Hours to compile your report.

#DontBeLazy

#DoYourResearch

#KnowTheFacts

86Cane

OLD STORY BUT INTERESTING...

UTSA Athletics
Last Updated - Jan 6, 2016 20:22 EST
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SAN ANTONIO — After starting the UTSA football program from scratch in 2009 and leading the Roadrunners to 26 victories in their first five seasons, Larry Coker announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as the program's head coach.

"UTSA has been a very special place to me and I will be forever grateful for the experience," Coker said. "The future of UTSA football is very bright and I look forward to watching the Roadrunners' success in the future."

While leading UTSA, Coker tutored 14 all-conference selections, 17 academic all-conference selections and the first All-American in program history in 2015 USA Today second-team tight end David Morgan II. Triston Wade became the first semifinalist for a national award when he made the cut for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award given annually to the nation's top defensive back. Eric Soza (2013) and Nate Leonard (2014) were the first two UTSA student-athletes to be honored as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes and finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, while Soza also was a member of the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy that same year.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 17, 2017 at 07:19 AM

Because WW is the best f*cking agent in the game. I damn near own this blog after Al Golden.

86Cane

READ THIS, VERY INTERESTING ON COACHING CHANGES:

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2015-11-29/2015-fbs-coaching-carousel

RCCF

Malik Rosier is the equal of Brock Berlin

Servicable, VERY streaky, Winner Blood, HeartAttack for Fans
Loved/Hated etc etc... BB Jr.


12%

Go Canes!

You’re is the lazy way actually.

We’re averaging 35 a game and ranked 35th.

Some of the teams ahead us? West Virginia, Arkansas State, Memphis and Ohio, Western Michigan and North Texas.

The real question is among the big boys, who runs an offense as diversified as you’re expecting and demanding of us?


86Cane

So FAU is 3-3 and FIU is 4-2 on the season.

UM beat BCC 41-13.

FAU beat BCC 45-0.

Your thoughts please?

HillViewCane

Rosier is way better than Berlin. Brock Berlin was always 1 throw from an interception.

thirstybuzzardcane

WHAT?

Where the hell did you hear this Thirsty?

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Malik himself. He said it during a interview.

thirstybuzzardcane

You know what's great. We are 5-0 and haven't even come close to playing our best football yet!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 17, 2017 at 09:50 AM

Maybe Cager is a better practice player and its taken a few games for the staff to see when the lights go on, he doesnt play to his ability. Langham is emerging now, I'd be shocked if they dont run with him now. I do worry that Malik might get a little too confident in Langham now. We cant have the mindset that a miracle is just one chuck of the football away. We need to be undefeated going into our game with VT. Richt has got to find a way to be more on schedule with the offense or our luck is going to run out, which is fine with my expectations, so long as it doesnt happen against teams we cant afford to lose to, of course, we dont get to pick that. Syracuse would be a great game to get into a groove against. I wouldnt mind having everything figured out going into VT.

HillViewCane

In Berlin's defense he did improve but in his Junior year/ first year starting he 12 td's and 17 interceptions!!!

As a senior he was 22 and 6. So an improvement there even though his completion percentage dropped. But his Junior year he had 1 great half against Florida. To his credit his senior numbers were good and he never lost to FSU or UF. However Rosier is better

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