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October 19, 2017

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Sarasota 'cane

Hurricane Hotline at 6pm with Coach Richt and Coach Laranega on WQAM.

Sarasota 'cane

Wow!!! Miami opened at -21 against UNC!!

Go 'canes!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Good news! Richards did not reaggrevate his hamstring. Richt say he just tweaked his ankle!

Sarasota 'cane

UNC has 16 players out for the season. That's an unreal #. UM should roll on Saturday!

Go 'canes!!!

Dude on a Pale Horse

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

A top 4 playoff team? No. Top 10? Probably because the defense is so good. We can lose to anyone we dont take seriously. I dont want to look past UNC, even at 1-7, but we should beat them and VT could go either way. If we can come out on top aginst VT, then the ND game hardly matters for our goals this season. Beating FSU was major because it kept this season on track. Beating VT gives us 2 games in our back pocket, we could actually drop a game later in ACC play and still be champion of the Coastal. Its all about focusing against UNC and then playing our best game this year against VT. After that, clear sailing.

30CINCO

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

30CINCO

Having so few students is another reason why I dont care about having an on campus stadium. Most die-hards are not students, alum, or CG res. Unlike most other schools, UM is S. Florida's team, not the city in which the school is at.

At the same time, big time bandwagon fans down here. Wish more would show up to games.

thirstybuzzardcane

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘† Richards had 2 drops that should've been TD's.

UMike

It's very possible we could split the ND & VT games, end up 10-1 and still miss the ACCCG. We cannot play like we have been playing and beat both those teams. If we play how we did last year against Pitt and WV we can beat them both.

Not sure if it was mentioned but I'm pretty sure that AR82 "drop" in the end zone was a TD. We need to stay aggressive on both sides of the ball. Would be nice to see a complete game next week against s team that has always given us trouble.


HillViewCane

Our attendance is just fine for a school UM's size. You have to remember that this Stadium was not built with the demand for UM games in mind.

However there are a lot of factors we could think of for the attendance numbers.

The home watching experience is great. It doesn't involve driving and is cheaper

If people thought there were too nany other things to do before imagine now with cellphones for distractions and the myriad of activities that can make you feel good.

I no longer live in South Florida. However I went to games from childhood to adulthood and I have never attended a UM game which we lost. Yet if we were to lose I would prefer to experience misery alone instead of being at a game. It must be a terrible experience. For me it's a big lie to say I go to games to support the team. I go to games because the team supports me. It makes me feel great when we win. Miserable when we lose. I don't want to be miserable around other people.

Daddeh

DaU

1mg of Epi

Obviously when I say everybody went to games I don't mean literally everybody. I'd be surprised tho if half the undergrads weren't there. I wouldn't be surprised if more than half were there. Heck, All the sorority/fraternities would go. Thousands right there.

Either way, the point is that significantly more students go to games elsewhere. There's just waaay more of them.

1mg of Epi

For the big games, u get the large non student crowds. For the typical game, those seats were sold or given away. Mostly to students.

1mg of Epi

I guarantee you entire student bodies dont go to every game. They can't get tickets because alumni and other season ticket holders use them all.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 08:42 PM

I went to a big state school. The student tix were limited, but everybody went to games. People got tix.

WWIN

They may have been absorbing Miami game tape from 2013 - 2014.

Posted by: TonyCane |ย October 22, 2017 at 05:45 PM

I might be wrong but.... I think that's how a no-huddle offense operates

86Cane

We are consistently inconsistent lol.

Posted by: CGNC | October 22, 2017 at 11:53 AM

There IT is right there.

Go Canes!

FSU student section is 16000 seats. Undreclassmen have virtually no shot of getting tickets.

Q1: How many tickets are made available to FSU students?

The FSU student ticket allotment is 16,000 tickets. All student tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis starting at 5 pm the Sunday prior to the week of each home game. Make sure you sign up for your student tickets early, only the first 16,000 will receive a ticket for each home game!

Q2: Who is eligible for a general admission student ticket?

Only currently enrolled FSU students who pay the full athletics fee in their fees and tuition for the fall semester are eligible for student tickets. Paying your fees does not guarantee you a ticket.


http://seminoles.com/2017-18-student-ticket-information/

Terrance Sullivan

Don D you are spot on.

Terrance Sullivan

It was great to see the Canespace Family yesterday at the Rock.CGNC, Canezilla, Kenny, Soup, and KYCane we are Club Level Seat Level Ticket Holders.

Don D

I should qualify saying I am not sure how it works for basket ball now that we have an on campus arena.

Terrance Sullivan

The Attendance was 56,189. The Rock Capacity is 64,900. So it was roughly 9,700 empty seats. Trust me our 56,189 was loud and proud. Inside the Rock when you have 56,000 people making noise it might as well be 80,000 because with the Canopy and the new sound system it's really loud.

Don D

I guarantee you entire student bodies dont go to every game. They can't get tickets because alumni and other season ticket holders use them all.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 08:42 PM

The entire student body may not go to the game, but unlike other state schools (and ND), students are given free tickets to all sporting events including football. During late 90s we could collect tickets at the University Center for free with our 'cane card. Now the buses taking the students to Hard Rock are also free. University charged a mandatory athletic event fee or some such thing and the tickets are included.

Go Canes!

Pretty much the whole student body goes to the games, whether in student section or not.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 22, 2017 at 07:39 PM

Most student sections are limited in size because of the gigantic demand for tickets at most big time programs.

Michigan, despite a capacity of 100k as actually shrunk theirs. Nebraska only has a couple of thousand season tickets available each year. The entire season has been sold out for decades.

While my daughter was at FSU thhey could only get tickets to football games based on a point system where you had to attend other sporting events as well.

I guarantee you entire student bodies dont go to every game. They can't get tickets because alumni and other season ticket holders use them all.

MLAlumni1970

I think I read 56,000 and then 44,000. It just looked bad as they panned the whole place. How many does the place hold?
A smaller stadium, packed, packed, packed would look just magnificent, just like when we packed the grand ol' lady. (Orange Bowl)
Love the traditional uniforms that CMR has gone back to. But the new question is: WHICH COLOR DO YOU PREFER??? GREEN OR ORANGE
I prefer ORANGE
What do all of you say?????

1mg of Epi

Mary Lou - there were quite a few there yesterday about 56,000, I think. People stream in slowly though. At kickoff the stadium is only 25% full as everyone has not gotten to their seats yet. Full capacity 65,326.00 since the renovations.

Posted by: CGNC | October 22, 2017 at 07:25 PM

Also, our NFL stadium holds more people than the typical college one. Especially before the renovations. I saw an attendance list last year that showed UM as actually above average for attendance compared to the rest of the nation.

We can't be a penn state, but we don't want to.

1mg of Epi

Go.. I'm actually curious what u r getting at. Pretty much the whole student body goes to the games, whether in student section or not.

CGNC

Mary Lou - there were quite a few there yesterday about 56,000, I think. People stream in slowly though. At kickoff the stadium is only 25% full as everyone has not gotten to their seats yet. Full capacity 65,326.00 since the renovations.

CGNC

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 22, 2017 at 03:38 PM

Drainage issue?

1mg of Epi

Meant to say student sections are 10-20% of capacity....

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 04:48 PM

So you're saying only 6-10,000 UF students attend a game? That's not right.

CGNC

6 and Oh

Sarasota 'cane

A guy at the Atlanta fan club gave me his Orange lot parking pass and 2 tickets to the VT game!! I was looking at the schedule trying to determine if it will be a 3:30pm or night kickoff. OK vs OKST and LSU vs ALA are the other big games followed by Pedo State vs MichST. On paper the Miami game looks like the best game of the day, but I doubt we get Gameday to show up or a prime-time kick either. If Miami beats VT I would guess the ND game would definitely be a prime-time game and may even lure the Gameday show.

Go 'canes!!

AeroCane

We beat Syracuse, and went down in the rankings to a team whose last game was a loss to Syracuse. Can't make this up.
Posted by: SinisterCane | October 22, 2017 at 06:07 PM
Crazy but if we just do our job then everything will fall in place
if we beat them 42 to 17 or so, like we should have, we probably would have jumped osu and stayed ahead of Clemson

SinisterCane

We beat Syracuse, and went down in the rankings to a team whose last game was a loss to Syracuse. Can't make this up.

TonyCane

Why did Syracuse keep looking to the sideline in confusion before the snap???

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Posted by: WWIN | October 22, 2017 at 04:40 PM

They may have been absorbing Miami game tape from 2013 - 2014.

Go Canes!

Meant to say student sections are 10-20% of capacity....

WWIN

Why did Syracuse keep looking to the sideline in confusion before the snap???

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AeroCane

Defensively - we were fun to watch and awesome!
On 3rd and 25 it was a joke we gave up the first and we have to stop the big runs up the middle. Besides that I liked what I saw and again, the recruits will come because they are a FUN, AGGRESSIVE D!

Go Canes!

Student sections are probably 10-20% kids who are in school. The rest are generations of alumni who grew up loving their teams and most importantly going to games, religiously, every Saturday year in and out.

Ask yourself this, out of every 100 kids who graduate from any big time school, how many make Saturday football a part of their lives after they leave.

Bet you their ratio is 2-300% higher.

AeroCane

Until we convert on 3rd down dramatically better than we do now, our offense will continue to struggle.
Posted by Go Canes!

Agree - this is part our OL not being 'tough' enough in the ground game; part rosier not making a proper read; but MOSTLY it's the play calling. It's almost like richt is calling stupid plays to keep the game close. Come on
- 1st and goal at the 2 or so yard line - how bout a fade to langham, a roll it with homer trailing rosier and Herndon in front in the end zone, etc
That first drive set the tone; we stop them, drive down the field and settle for an effing FG. Not good.

thirstybuzzardcane

The turf is absolutely terrible in The Rock! I think its time to put artificial turf in there.

I really don't know why it should be bad. That stadium wasn't played in for 3 weeks at one time. That field should be prestine condition.

thirstybuzzardcane

Not good in Tally ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

https://twitter.com/joerondone/status/921824405075955712

Sarasota 'cane

How does UM fall a spot behind idle Clemson in the Coaches Poll after beating the team that Clemson just lost to?

PapaCane

Getting ripped for lack of fan support is embarrassing and completely justified.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 09:12 AM

Keep something in mind tho... these big state schools have 60-80,000ish students. When we have fewer fans at a game it isn't because our fans suck, it's cause our student population is small. Remove students from most stadiums and it'll look like ours.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 22, 2017 at 02:12 PM

true that

Daddeh

DaU

PapaCane

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 22, 2017 at 02:12 PM

Couldnโ€™t disagree more with statement.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 02:25 PM

I understand somethings you just can't see no matter how much its in your face.

MLAlumni1970

Sorry about the size of the crowd blog, but it is true.
School size, of course, plays a part. Being a school in suburbia with no stadium plays a part.
I just want us to be like PENN, with all the white pom poms waving. Couldn't believe that picturesque site.
Even though we don't have the numbers, like Michigan,Penn,etc.,there is no question that our fan base is more enthusiastic and committed.
IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!

BigWindyCane1

Canes are past the middle of the regular season. My observations of the Canes defense are mixed given the high expectations. I see a defense that has potential to be elite, but not quite there yet. Perhaps the Hurricane Irma layoff effected the development, and other teams are ahead of the Canes right now in terms of chemistry from playing and practicing

Canes pass defense is good because of improved CB play and an outstanding pass rush. The Canes lead the ACC in opponent passer efficiency, opponents yardage per pass, and passes defended per game. Canes are second in the ACC in tackles for loss and sacks per game. The Canes also lead the ACC in turnover margin per game. The Canes are also among the best in the ACC in denying Red zone touchdowns and plays over 50 yards.

The negatives begin with the third down defense which is among the worst in the ACC. The run defense is among the worse in the ACC in total yards and yards per rush. Opponents are targeting rushing plays designed to take advantage of all LBs not named Quarterman and Pinkney.

I love our all of the Canes DTs against the run and pass, and Demetrius Jackson, Thomas and Harris have been good against the run and pass. I thought Joe Jackson could be All ACC, but that looks like a long shot now.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 22, 2017 at 02:12 PM

Couldnโ€™t disagree more with statement.

PapaCane

Don't over analyze this game.

If not for the drops, Rosier throws for well over 400 yards and It's a blowout...

Today was the epitome of, "a win is a win".

Posted by: CoCane | October 21, 2017 at 07:56 PM

That's putting it in perspective CoCane in a nutshell...GO CANES

1mg of Epi

Game Day has to be in Miami for the ND game after we beat VT.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 02:10 PM

They should be here for VT.

PapaCane

Thats putting it in perspective CoCane in a nutshell...GO CANES

1mg of Epi

Getting ripped for lack of fan support is embarrassing and completely justified.

Posted by: Go Canes! | October 22, 2017 at 09:12 AM

Keep something in mind tho... these big state schools have 60-80,000ish students. When we have fewer fans at a game it isn't because our fans suck, it's cause our student population is small. Remove students from most stadiums and it'll look like ours.

Go Canes!

Game Day has to be in Miami for the ND game after we beat VT.

Go Canes!

Week 9 AP Top 10

How Ohio State, who canโ€™t score on a decent power 5 team keeps doing it is beyond me.

1. Alabama
2. Penn State
3. Georgia
4. TCU
5. Wisconsin
6. Ohio State
7. Clemson
8. Miami
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma

SinisterCane

FUQ Syracuse QB, ND and Vatech

BigWindyCane1

Pinkney was his usual outstanding self. Quarterman was also very good. Syracuse did a lot of damage when Quarterman and Pinkney were resting in the second half. McCloud and the backup LBs have some progress to make. The CBs (minus Delaney) were great in their man to man coverage, Jaquan Johnson was good, and the defensive line is very deep and very good across the board.

264 yards rushing by Syracuse isn't good, but the overall pass defense was very good. Third down defense must improve and play up to their potential

Go Canes!

That kid played QB like every scrappy white point guard Syracuse basketball has ever had.

HawaiiCane

CaneRock, I wouldnโ€™t praise his performance but heโ€™s tough. We did beat his a**!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: CaneRock | October 22, 2017 at 12:57 PM

He kept getting up after being smashed time and time again. Say what you want about him as a QB, but he's a tough kid.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Herbieibis | October 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM

They allowed 19 points, had a bunch of turnovers, threw their QB around and won us the game despite the O not doing their job regularly. D was the MVP, they played great. Could they have done better? Absolutely, but they were still great.

CaneRock

Screw the Syracuse QB...kid was 13-41, threw 4 INTs, and would've thrown 6 if we didn't drop 2. No praise from me.

Go Canes!

The next three weeks will tell us all we need to know. Two arguably Top 10 teams coming into our house back to back.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/powerrankings102117/penn-state-nittany-lions-notre-dame-fighting -irish-make-strong-statements

Herbieibis

I wouldn't call coughing up 264 yds on the ground a good defensive effort. The Cardiac Canes need to play 2 halves of football. Saw the Irish play UNC, wasn't that impressed but like always they don't give up the deep balls and try to keep everything in front of them. The edge defense, needs to shore those holes up. We're giving up to many gash plays, that will hurt us against the Irish and Va. Tech. Pass dee was excellent. Richt needs to stomp on the gas. To many dead periods in the game and to many FG's as apposed to TD's. Have the talent to run the regular season table. We are close but not quite a top 5 team yet but it's coming!

TonyCane

Regarding UNC, I don't care if they are 1-7. We are 2-3 against the House of Barth in the last five years, and have lost two straight to them. I would hope that we are not overlooking them, and if anything are seeking to make a statement game against them.

CGNC

The Syracuse QB is a tough kid. He took a beating.

CGNC

Nice win yesterday. crazy windy all daylong -not sure how much wind was on the field but up where I sit it had to be constant 25 30 mph. People's food was blowing off their plates lol.

LikeCo said - not going to over-analyze - we saw what we saw. We are consistently inconsistent lol.

TonyCane

It will be very interesting to see how FSU fares against Syracuse

Go Canes!

- 9 tackles
- 6 solo
- 3.5 TFL
- 2.5 sacks

Congrats to Mike Pinckney on being named a @WalterCampFF National FBS Player of the Week!

CoCane

Uh...

It's the same in every conference...

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mi@mic@ne

When we joined the ACC we now play teams in or conference that are familiar with out schemes and players because we play them every year. Its kind of like the Dolphins in the eastern division. So we cannot take any one in our division for granted. Familiarity is why I think we are better nationally than the sports world is saying.

Go Canes!

#PennState QB Trace McSorley and #Miami LB Michael Pinckney have been Named the Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week.

CoCane

Yesterday was as close to a complete performance we've had all season. If Richards and Berrios 3 big play drops were catches, we're up at least 27-3 at the half. Cuse would've abandoned the run. Our DL would've punished Dungey the rest of the game. Not pulling away gave them hope and they fought.

This was the difference between a close one and a beatdown...

They better use UNC to tighten for VT.

SinisterCane

CIS:
There was a study done on NCAA football officiating a while back. The results showed that the ACC was an anomaly of all the other Power 5 conferences in that in the ACC, the refs tended to be more strict on the teams that were the highest ranked, which the study noted was financially detrimental to the conference. The study's conclusion was that the ACC showed strong favoritism to the original ACC schools and against the schools that joined in the years after the conference was formed. (FSU and forward).

SinisterCane

Wow CANEZ have only committed 3 turnovers all season

SinisterCane

Just wanted to wake up and say FUQ U to the worst organization of Referees


ACC

Alex D

You guys are correct; part of the reason why Miami will always struggle to be a college town and support the U at the gates.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IwBS6QGsH_4

Go Canes!

Awesome tweet:

The โ€œJimโ€™sโ€ (& Jimboโ€™s & Jamesโ€™) records in last 12 games: Franklin 11-1, Fisher 7-5, Harbaugh 7-5, McElwain 6-6, Mora 5-7

Go Canes!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 22, 2017 at 09:52 AM

Until we convert on 3rd down dramatically better than we do now, our offense will continue to struggle.

BigWindyCane1

We must improve on these fundamentals if we are going to continue to win. VT and ND both looked strong today; VT pounded UNC...they are not that good. ND really pounded USC and I thought they were good. Either way they both looked strong; maybe more hungry to really take it to the opponent. Nice to win, nicer to win by executing fundamentals in a highly skilled manner.
Glad we won; keep working on improvement.

Posted by: VAC | October 21, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Well said. I see some progress, but not enough progress so far to win against VT and ND. At least both games are at home, and the Canes still have two weeks to work things out.

There are some real positives. Namely, The Canes are #2 in the ACC in total offense, and the Canes don't turn it over.

But there are some negatives. For example, The Canes need to improve offensive execution, including third down and red zone TD efficiency. That will allow them to score more. It's achievable, but there is still a lot of work to do.

roachcane77

"Our achillies heal is our red zone offense and 3rd down defense!"
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 21, 2017 at 09:51 PM

"Correction... our special teams coach is the weak link!!!
When is the last time we even attempted to block a punt or FG???"
Posted by: WWIN | October 21, 2017 at 11:22 PM


DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!
I AGREE 1000% on BOTH of these posts! PREACH!

Go Canes!

Our โ€œfan baseโ€ sucks.

Itโ€™s always sucked and it always will suck.

The proof is there every single Saturday. Except for the FSU game every other year and even then itโ€™s 30% Noles fans.

South Florida, like Los Angeles, is a front running event city. If weโ€™re undefeated going into the Irish game my Facebook feed will be jammed with people tailgating and throwing up the U in the brand new shirts they just bought or havenโ€™t worn since the FSU game last season. Those same people wonโ€™t be back until the next social media worthy one.

Getting ripped for lack of fan support is embarrassing and completely justified.

Old Skool

My favorite post game quote from Dino Babers in the Syracuse paper ...

"Look at this game with no turnovers on our side?" Babers said. "I don't know what the score's going to be."

Old Skool

Here's the post. Thank you Google

Our fan base is delusional, unrealistic and many times the absolute worst in college football.

They don't support the team, live in the past and have a completely distorted view of reality.

As long as the new coach coming knows and embraces that fact, he's already one step ahead of the game.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 12, 2015 at 03:47 PM

Of course our fan base is delusional. That's what fans are and why it's derived from fanatic - one filled with single-minded and excessive zeal for a particular cause, belief or entity.

As for UM fans not supporting the team. Show me yours based on some kind of comparables. I dug up the thread and the data I put together last year.

The following is from September 2014

Miami metropolitan area population per the 2010 census 5.6 million. Hurricane 'announced' attendance Saturday 44500. What gives? I just don't get it. They played a whale of a game!
For me four things:
Look at the percentage of the population who care more about other sports particularly baseball or soccer
Look at the percentage of the population whose allegiances are to other schools, other areas of the country, or other nations
Look at the number of competing recreational and sporting venues including other professional sports.
Look at the number of Miami graduates period as well as the number who remain in the community.
You might also look at the number of students at the U who actually grew up following Hurricane footbal
Now compare to Lincoln, Nebraska.
Posted by: Old Skool | September 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Old Skool no compare it to LA that has 2 major college teams each drawing over 75,000 quit the excuses my friend. And within 2 hours of Sun Life the population is 7,500,000 people but can't draw 50,000 yea there is 7,450,000 people at the beach yea right. Tell that to perps that don't know better.
Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Terrance
Sorry, but Miami's attendance numbers on a percentage basis are actually very comparable to USC and UCLA
A quick bit of research gives me these numbers to work with:
Miami 16,395 students, 165,000 alumni and a Metropolitan Area of 5,828,191. For comparison those numbers combine to produce last nightโ€™s total of 44,500.
Now take
USC 40,000 students, 363,533 alumni and a metropolitan area of 13,131,431
UCLA 42,190 students, 400,000+ alumni and a metropolitan area of 13,131,431
Just to make things equivalent lets split the LA metropolitan area in half for each giving them 6,565,715.
So USCโ€™s fan base of students and alumni is 55% larger than UM
So UCLAโ€™s fan base of student and alumni is 59% larger than UM
The metropolitan area for each is 12% larger
Therefore using Miamiโ€™s 44,500 as the standard means USC should draw 67% more fans and UCLA should draw 71% more fans.
Therefore USC should draw 74,315 fans per game. And UCLA should draw 76,095 fans per game which pretty much equals your estimate of 75,000 fans per game
And that doesnโ€™t take in the respective percentages of actual alumni still living in the metropolitan area which I would imagine would be higher for the two California schools particularly UCLA which is a state school and should draw a higher percentage of California grads that USC.
As both cities have high immigrant populations, Iโ€™m call the aspects about favorite sports and allegiance to other areas a draw.
You math majors can take apart my numbers and how I rounded them or failed to do so in any way you please.
Posted by: Old Skool | September 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Go Canes!

Posted by: Old Skool | October 22, 2017 at 05:26 AM

Way too early to do that kind of math!

Imo our fan base has five tiers:

Hard core (at every game, may cry after losses)
TV watchers (love Canes donโ€™t go to games)
Casual (86 Cane etc...)
FSUers (attend one home game every other year)
Band wagon (will be easy to spot at ND game)

Old Skool

No mention of Daxon committing before the game yesterday. Anyone with insight into his abilities?

Mary Lou if you search back into the posts from last year, you'll find a discussion that demonstrates on a per student and graduate basis (look at the total numbers of all current students and living graduates then use that as a percentage of possible attendees to a football game) you'll find that Miami is basically equivalent to other major college programs.

nemo2002

It's good to see that a lot of players played; and they played good a lot,

nemo2002

Why are the stands always so empty? Seems like they were hardly filled, even at the OB. I just don't understand it.
Look at MICHIGAN, HAPPY VALLEY, NOTRE DAME ETC. Filled to capacity every week. What gives?

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | October 21, 2017 at 09:28 PM

Geographics!!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 21, 2017 at 09:37 PM

MIAMI compared to Ann Arbor, South Bend, Happy Valley?
No FB stadium on campus.
Mucho competition off campus.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 22, 2017 at 12:25 AM

If wee lose to ND, so be it. We have to win the ACC Coastal at all cost. We have to beat UNC to do it, and then VT. I would gladly trade a loss to ND for the ACC title game. That said, we need to try to win 1 or the other against VT & ND, if possible both, but I wont be let down so long as we win the damned Coastal.

TruCane81

AR82 dropped many but made some good plays.

He is unguardable.

That play at the end of the first drive was a GREAT defensive play. He was clawing strong for the ball but the defender had great leverage and position, even though he was 8nitially beat for 6.

He will be fine.

As long as coach does not abandon what we learned about how to start quickly, we will get stronger as the season goes.

With Maliks streaky accuracy, we need to complete the package with play fakes and roll outs.

We got exposed by the aggressive man coverage and 8 man front second half.

This is vt's mo. Gotta find a counter. Its there.

For what its worth though, they really didnt cover us well til we got out of whack with the constant drops. They put the hammer on the run and had the o frustrated for some stretches.

Malik gotta play better too. We went away from what worked when it got a little tough.

Gotta stick with it, even with the drops and Malik missing some throws.

I think we will play well vt. The second game is what worries me. Notre Dame looks strong. Usc is a talented squad.

Unc is a good warm up and like was said before, we have not played our best.

Coach schemed up a coming out party, and the young guys literally dropped the ball.

We will skin unc then face vt with todays attack.

I think we catch those balls and take vt.

Not overlooking unc, its just they are awful and our d will dominate them. We held syracuse under 20. That was lights out

Dude on a Pale Horse

We cant get caught slipping against a 1-7 team 1st though.

Go Canes!

Two weeks from now will basically be the ACC championship semi final games.

N.C. State plays Clemson and we play VT.

TruCane81

Is there any way that Duke beats VT?

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 21, 2017 at 11:06 PM


Only with an EPIC let down.

Duke cant score with em.

Maybe if they hurt the qb or vt has 5 turnovers.

We will meet vt in the coastal championship with both teams undefeated and top 10

Go Canes!

Next Saturday is a noon start

TruCane81

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | October 21, 2017 at 07:39 PM


They are different.

I dont like that zone sweep play around tbe tackle that takes so long to develop.

It seems like it results in too many long 2nd downs

Mark is more patient so it works better for him but I still dont think we have a good enough line to do it consistently.

That dive from shotgun seems alot more effective, especially for Homer.

WWIN

Feagles is a weak link. Our D is full of maniacs and I love them. Our O needs work.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi |ย October 21, 2017 at 04:11 PM

Correction... our special teams coach is the weak link!!!

When is the last time we even attempted to block a punt or FG???

Dude on a Pale Horse

UNC is now 1-7. Their only win is against Old Dominion. Miami must stay focused because they are not good enough to over look anyone. It is critical that we go undefeated into the VT game or we can kiss the ACC Coastal goodbye. UNC has no business beating us, we have to take care of them.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Is there any way that Duke beats VT?

Dude on a Pale Horse

I really dislike James Franklin... and Penn State.

VAC

Agreed Dude; we show up and execute like today both of them will roll us.

VAC

Glad to win again; sloppy unfocused poor execution in many ways. Poor play calling. There were moments when we did well; lack of consistency comes to mind. At times we did a good job, but back to the basics; we struggle to execute the FUNDAMENTALS of this game; it is the root and key to winning championships. Blocking, tackling, catching the ball, knowing your assignment, not committing stupid penalties.....thinking. I did not see that done consistently today. BUT we did win.
The play calling at times was poor and questionable; too conservative and bland.

We must improve on these fundamentals if we are going to continue to win. VT and ND both looked strong today; VT pounded UNC...they are not that good. ND really pounded USC and I thought they were good. Either way they both looked strong; maybe more hungry to really take it to the opponent. Nice to win, nicer to win by executing fundamentals in a highly skilled manner.
Glad we won; keep working on improvement.

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