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October 15, 2017

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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.

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? 😂

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???

SinisterCane

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

Add Ron Dugans to that list and rest are replaceable

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!

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

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!

86Cane

DUDE WOULD BE LOADED!!!!

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

Tru dat!

86Cane

Go Canes & 86 agreeing

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

What are talkin bout Willis?

I LOVE that guy!

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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....

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????

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!!!!

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

86Cane

IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!

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

There IT is right there.

Go Canes!

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

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

CGNC

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TheeMackJones

Miami's game versus mighty Carolina Blue, on October 28, is set for a High Noon kick-off. hUh. The game will be televised by either ABC,ESPN, ESPN-2 or ESPNU- I hope it's NOT abc. Their commercial breaks are TOO LONG and they have TOO MANY advertising schemes and all that! Heck, the entire first quarter televised on ESPN News. dUh.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ That's why recruiting is an all season story. Was Larry Coker a great OC? Or did he have Shockey, Johnson, Portis, McGahee, Winslow, Gore, etc, etc, etc?

86Cane

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.

86Cane

If the Canes could accomplish just a fraction of that, it would do wonders for my mental and physical health, not to mention life expectancy.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | October 16, 2017 at 12:26 PM

There IT is right there.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ And that's if Richt isnt a great OC. We'd just have too much damn talent for anyone to keep up with, especially on D, where we'd be a top 3 defense every year on talent alone.

Dude on a Pale Horse

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

If the 2019 class is as good as the 2018 class, we'll be young but as talented as anyone. If the 2020 class is another top 5, we will be perennial Coastal champs for 10 years, ACC Champs 5 or 6 times and will play for a couple of titles.

Go Canes!

Posted by: VfB_Cane | October 16, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Imo we aren’t there yet. We need 2-3 more recruiting classes from this staff to fill in holes and add much needed depth.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 11:26 AM

You say we’re arguing different points yet your observations in no way reflect the on field results.

Are you saying we should be number one in the nation in second half scoring by even more? Should we be 1st instead of 2nd in the ACC in scoring?

And what teams do you see that week in and out are doing so much more with equal or less?


VfB_Cane

Alabama has outscored opponents in the first quarter 100-9.

If the Canes could accomplish just a fraction of that, it would do wonders for my mental and physical health, not to mention life expectancy.

30CINCO

Susan Miller Degnan @smillerdegnan
NEWS: UM football game at North Carolina kickoff was just announced for high NOON. It will be televised by ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CoCane | October 16, 2017 at 11:02 AM

There it is right there senoras and senores.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: CoCane | October 16, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Perfect post.

86Cane

The question I have is how come all of a sudden plays start clicking and we go in spurts of scoring and long periods of drought? Is it due to execution or play calling?

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Read my previous comment. It is all of the above.

1. Simplistic offensive scheme
2. Poor play calling
3. Poor execution

I am fairly certain that more practice and experience and effort can address #3.

I am also fairly certain at this point that nothing will be done to address #1 or #2 above.

RCCF

Herndon is HIGHLY underused!


12%

raizecane

Shout outs to CGNC, KYCane, Soup, Thirsty and Raize and the whole crew I met today. I love my "U" fam!

Legion for life!

Posted by: CoCane | October 14, 2017 at 08:19 PM

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

It was great seeing / meeting you guys as well. In addition, it was great seeing Go Canes and wild man himself, Canezilla.


5-0 BABY!!!!

TruCane81

We know what folks say about running in to 8 man fronts or loaded boxes. One cannot fault Rosier, but, we would be explosive if he has a bit better accuracy. IIRC, we are second in ACC in total offense.

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 16, 2017 at 09:40 AM


This is absolutely correct.

When Malik is cold, he can put the ball all over the place. For the most part he misses where only our guy can catch it so that works.

When he warms up, he throws many beautiful passes.

CMR has an offense that will work for HUGE PLAYS.

All he has to do is get him going earlier making easier shorter throws to get going.

When we were down 14-3, We came put on first down and called a beautifully designed playaction pass that resulted in a virtually wide open reciever ( I believe Langham) running a corner route on Rosiers right side.

It would have been a huge gain but Malik missed. The call was perfect strategically speaking but did not take into account Malik's previous struggles and his tendency to be inaccurate downfield early.

OUR QB for 2017 is good but inconsistent with accuracy and does not make elite reads. He still gives us alot to work with and has CONSISTENTLY overcome serious adversity from his first start two years ago onward.

He has a high round tight end that saved the game two weeks straight. Without Herndon, Langham does not even get a chance.

Make Herndon first read consistently in the short middle, hash area and flats and Maliks accuracy will settle in much sooner in games.

86Cane

Done. Joe said he'll have mark call me this afternoon.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 16, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Tell Mark he left his sunglasses at my house again. Ask him if he wants me to drop them at the office or will he come by after work?

86Cane

Now that ain't no lie.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 10:33 AM

We are arguing different points. I can easily agree that all of your points are valid, but they do not invalidate or eliminate other valid points being made. Multiple things can all be true at the same time, not just one is true so the other must be false. Just because the Sun rises in the East does not mean that water is not wet!

canezilla


It ain't rocket science and it is clearly obvious to even the most casual fan. Are we all happy we won? Sure. Are we satisfied that this is the best we can do on offense? Not even close!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM
EXACTLY!!!!. I watch other games and think, We have better talent the play calling is 1,0000x's better.. We really do not use our weapons as we should..I will say this now..I bet coach will run homer into the ground vs cuse

CoCane

Overall Richt is doing his thang.

Respect.

Rosier is inconsistent with his accuracy.

The OL is good but not dominant.

The WR's are still developing.

Walton is out for the year.

Only 4 seniors in the 2 deep on offense.

4 1st year starters at DB (including Delaney, his 1st year learning our system).

3 soph LB.

Only 4 seniors in the 2 deep on defense.

I didn't expect dominance this year. We're 5-0 and ranked in the top 10. All we could ask for. I'm loving it.

Category 3 and getting stronger!

CalgaryCane

Posted by: CoCane | October 16, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Exactly!

RCCF

Problem is Rosier is a Game Manager
Fans want a Prolific Scorer..
We Don't Have That..
Moving Forward his ball placement needs to improve Vastly

12%

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: CoCane | October 16, 2017 at 10:42 AM

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?

1mg of Epi

This a very good and valid question. Tweet it to Joe Zagacki or DBJ to ask the coach for the Hurricane Hotline show.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Done. Joe said he'll have mark call me this afternoon.

Dude on a Pale Horse

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

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

CoCane

Richt loves to throw to the sidelines. It's always been his style to pound the run, while stretching you vertically on the outside. if CB gives a big cushion and our WR gets a good block. You'll break a lot of big runs when the edge is sealed.

Teams know this and sit their safeties deep. He wants to break your will. He wants you to know you can't stop, what you know is coming. But...

He's leaving a lot easy yards and 1st downs on the field, by not taking what is given to him underneath.

My 2 pennies

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM

The last drive against GT looked pretty good until there was a call on Mullins? for an illegal block. It looked to me like Richt made them move a safety down after like 5 or 6 straight screens. It still came down to luck, and thats really that part grinding my gears. It shouldnt have come down to another lucky play. Dont get me wrong, I'm super happy it happened, but we should have already been up 7 imo.

Ohio_Cane

...And were it not for that horrible onside kick that they scored on, we hold them to 17 points.

Ohio_Cane

GT coming into Miami:

Yards per game: 479.2
Rush yards: 396
Scoring: 36.5

Saturday:

Total yards: 281
Rush yards: 226
Points: 24

TruCane81

The thing about it was... 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.

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


My problem with it was timing.

We figured out their offense after two easy scores.

We marched down right before half took all the momentum and basically tie into.the locker room.

We were the better team and were beginning to prove it.

There was no reason to panic.

Just keep playing football.

Ron Mayflower

Are we satisfied that this is the best we can do on offense? Not even close!

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

I don't think anyone is satisfied with the team's performance. But, in spite of all the lack of imaginations we still have the second most total offense in ACC.

The question I have is how come all of a sudden plays start clicking and we go in spurts of scoring and long periods of drought? Is it due to execution or play calling?

On our second offensive possession, Mullins should have caught the ball for a TD and Harley also had the chance. I also thought I saw a JT end-around on the same possession which didn't go far?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 10:33 AM

You make a bunch of really good points, but until we really control a game against good competition this year (like WVU last year) Richt is going to get his OC criticism. We should have scored over 30 on GT imo.

As far as the onside kick goes, it took balls. I like my coach to have balls.

Go Canes!

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

Quick question. How much meaningful game experience do Langham, Cager, Harley, Thomas, Homer, Gaynor and Rosier have combined?

How many starts?

I'm guessing, including Rosier's six, they have about....six.

Yet we are somehow we are NUMBER ONE in the nation in second half scoring despite being without our two 1st Team All conference players. Don't you think you need to run a more simplified offense with that glaring inexperience on your offense?

The reality is that we are kicking ass when it counts, despite Walton and Richards playing injured or not at all for the entire season.

Now that ain't no lie.

CoCane

This was a good, big win.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 07:32 AM

True but if I'm going to attempt a pass to Cager it would be in the red zone and not in between the 20's

CoCane

The onside kick is high risk. A low percentage of them are converted. Consider this...

You score 10 unanswered points to end the half 13-14. You have the momentum. Why risk it on a low percentage play that is meant for desperation? Like if you need the ball back late in the game. Up by 10, with your defense dominating the game is a good time to try it to get separation. If you don't recover, they get get good field position. Our defense didn't ball good enough to risk the field position. Well, GaTech scored a TD.

The timing wasn't right for that call.

Bad luck? Maybe...

In any part of life if you do stupid sh*t, f*cked up sh*t usually happens. Richt made a stupid call and paid for it.

Lucky for him, the players bailed him out of a sh*t storm of criticism.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I remember back when we had Leggett, he had the worst hands. We used to debate on the blog if maybe he really needed glasses. It got so bad I said the ONLY time I'd throw his way is on fade routes. I wonder if the plays being called are because Rosier isn't trusted to be accurate in the middle, and a punt is better than a TO. Also throwing lots of fades and deep balls should move the safeties back a bit, which would help out the RPO and give Richards an opening and a head of steam like against WV.

86Cane

But I do wonder why no motion or tempo. Is there a Xs Os reason?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM

This a very good and valid question. Tweet it to Joe Zagacki or DBJ to ask the coach for the Hurricane Hotline show.

86Cane

we are second in ACC in total offense.

Posted by: Ron Mayflower | October 16, 2017 at 09:40 AM

There are lies, damn lies and then there are stats.

If that makes you feel better then good for you.

Watching our offense is painful at times and every honest person knows that and will admit it. That pain is self inflicted by by a combination of a simplistic scheme, poor play calling and poor execution. All you have to do on any given Saturday is watch a hand full of college football games and then watch us play to see the stark contrast and major difference.

If you sat in the upper deck as I do and could see the routes being run and the tight coverage that GT had on almost every receiver on every down you would understand better. Most of the time nobody was even close to getting any separation much less getting open. GT defenders knew the routes as well as the UM receivers did.

It ain't rocket science and it is clearly obvious to even the most casual fan. Are we all happy we won? Sure. Are we satisfied that this is the best we can do on offense? Not even close!

1mg of Epi

FIFY:

How can u not be sold on Richt? 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

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 09:52 AM

Patently false.
Sheeeeeeet even the announcers mention it, and they never criticize a coach.

1mg of Epi

Go!!! That's my point!!!

I'm not saying he doesn't do these things! I'm wondering why he waits til the second half!!l a

But I do wonder why no motion or tempo. Is there a Xs Os reason?

1mg of Epi

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After Clemson lost and Miami won this weekend, the Hurricanes are the favorites to win the ACC.
Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 16, 2017 at 08:44 AM


Wuuuuuuuuuuut??

I dunno bout that, but it sure is fun to be relevant again.

Go Canes!

This state is for Epi's eyes and Epi's eyes only:

https://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/stat/2nd-half-points-per-game

1mg of Epi

Give me a break with these hyper critical views of our offense.


Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 06:35 AM

I don't consider those listed items, because come the 3rd quarter Richt starts calling those plays. Formations. Etc.

Also.. anybody know why he never uses motion? Or tempo?

Go Canes!

FIFY:

How can u not be sold on Richt? 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

1mg of Epi

But to answer your question yes he was until Mother Nature stepped in lol! I'm not sold on Diaz but if you are cool. I'm not calling for him to be fired but I think people need to slow down on praising him

Posted by: WWIN | October 15, 2017 at 06:02 PM


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.

Ron Mayflower

CMR on end zone fades:

* Regarding end-zone fades to smaller receivers — rather than big targets like Darrell Langham or Chris Herndon — Richt faulted ball placement. “We had three shots, and every single time [Mike] Harley was in good position if the ball was thrown where it should be thrown, and it just was not,” Richt said. “Big guys in the end zone are good too, no doubt about that.”

We know what folks say about running in to 8 man fronts or loaded boxes. One cannot fault Rosier, but, we would be explosive if he has a bit better accuracy. IIRC, we are second in ACC in total offense.

canezilla

LOVE MY CANES .We beat a down in the dumps fsu(finally) and a average gt team.. I"ll take the 5-0.We should be 7-0 heading into our 2 biggest games..Just hope we are ready..See u guys Saturday..

30CINCO

#DaHale
@DavidHaleESPN
By ESPN’s strength of record metric:
1. UGA
2. TCU
3. Bama
4. Miami
5. Penn St
6. Clemson

13. Ohio St

BigWindyCane1

Seth Walder
ESPN Analytics

After Clemson lost and Miami won this weekend, the Hurricanes are the favorites to win the ACC.

30CINCO

The same Miami Hurricanes WR made amazing clutch catches during back-to-back wins in the final seconds

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/10/15/16473272/miami-georgia-tech-final-score-fsu-acc-coastal-2017

Go Canes!

Posted by: WWIN | October 16, 2017 at 06:57 AM

Should have had Langham in there for sure but Cager looks completely lost. Have no idea what's up with that kid.

As far as the running game goes, when you are down 14-3 in a game with so few posessions expected, think it's human nature not to want to make it worse by running which kills clock.

Once Malik settled in he was fine anyway.

Go Canes!

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

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


Agree 100%

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 16, 2017 at 06:35 AM

That stuff doesn't matter when your run game is working but you just decide to throw a bunch of fade routes in the red zone to all of your SMALLER WR'S! Why do we not have our bigger WR's in the game on the goal line?

WWIN

On the onside kick...

Soon as the 2nd qtr ended I said... "we're going to come out 2nd half and do a onside kick because we're scared we can't stop Tech from scoring" and my assumption was right lol!

The thing about it was... 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.

WWIN

This win could be one of those program changing type wins! Didn't matter what the score was just needed the W! Coming right off the fsu game with a lot of key players injured, going against a triple option offense and a pretty good GA Tech team. Showed that we could win without our star players and built depth at the same time. We gained a RB and a WR! Every team needs luck or breaks throughout the season and looking at this past weekend some teams didn't survive it.

But we'll find out this weekend what type of win it was?

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 15, 2017 at 11:22 PM


For extended parts of that game we had two true freshman and an undersized slot guy at WR, a true sophomore RB making his first start ever, a true freshman making his first start at RG and a streaky QB making his sixth ever start.

Don't some of you being so critical of the offense ever consider the fact game experience, knowledge of the playbook and each individual player's strengths factor into the play calling?

Imo CMR is a 160+ win coach who knows what puts these kids in the best position to make plays while minimizing the chance of costly errors that can result in a turnover or botched opportunty.

Won't check but I'd venrure a guess that Thomas, Harley, Choc, Homer, Cager and Laghman have less career catches combined than Richards alone had just last season.

Give me a break with these hyper critical views of our offense.


AfriCane

We r 5-0 and u all make it feel like we lost 3 straight. Can’t even enjoy the team success. U all take sadness out of the teeth of joy. I’m not suggesting that we don’t analyze the game. But common!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Recruiting never sleeps. These kids are taking visits as we speak, and our winning keeps it all together. Its all connected.

Keoki

Great comeback again and will take the W
Greats oics of everyone @ the tailgate 86
One game at a time and hope our injuries and slow starts dan't catch up to us. Shout out to the D and the adjustments, Rosier, Homer & Langham

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article178950841.html

86Cane

I deleted several posts.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Zilla and 86.

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