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November 18, 2017

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roachcane77

Happy Thanksgiving Canespacers!

Let's hope the players don't eat TOO much today... we want them to STAY HUNGRY for tomorrow's game!

MLALUMNI1970

My canespace blog, even with refreshing now stops with CGNC Nov. 20 1:39 pm
Am I the only one having this problem?
It was fine this morning.

CGNC

Shockey

BigWindyCane1

LB De’Andre Wilder seemed to play very well yesterday , and so has safety Carter and some of the other backups. I have noticed that a lot of teams target McCloud, and McCloud and Redwine always seems to be involved in all of the big plays that other teams get on the Canes defense. As a matter of fact, teams tend to target them more often.

I think DIAZ needs to give some of these other players reps over McCloud. McCloud played better against ND, but it seems opponents usually target him with great success. McCloud has some good plays, but he also has the worst defensive breakdowns of any player. For example, McCloud did cause that fumble recovery on the punt return, but he is out of position a lot giving opponents big plays. One day the switch may come on and everything comes together. But so far, MCCloud frustrates me. IMO, McCloud is not yet in the same category as Pinkney and Quarterman.

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Alex | November 19, 2017 at 09:06 PM

Pretty crazy that we can potentially lose to the #3 team and defending national champs in a dogfight in what will essentially be a road game and people will say a 2 loss Ohio State or Auburn deserves a final 4 spot over us.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 1mg Of Epi | November 19, 2017 at 09:01 PM

Only one person is Epi. I think almost all of us here know Malik is who is he is and BK was who he was.

Pointing out Malik is completing a lower percentage than he was has nothing to do who our qb was last year.

Alex

Hypothetically speaking...

Alex

The whole college ranking sometimes makes no sense to me...you mean to tell me that Ohio State and Auburn still can make the playoffs with their two losses over teams like Miami with one loss.

1mg Of Epi

Guys we are doing it again... arguing over which side of the log of dog shit tastes better.

1mg Of Epi

I agree with Dude. Please refer to the canespace motto: "For the fans, by the fans". NOT "For the flawed second tier QBs, by the flawed second tier QBs"

Good day, sirs.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Brad Kaaya | November 19, 2017 at 08:36 PM

Fellas, I need you 2 to chill or Turf Face & Jitters will think its okay to pop off here.

Brad Kaaya

I did lol he's better than Kaaya and I had no problem with him it was the defense. Thing is he, excuses me I scores points, pick up first downs

Posted by: Malik Rosier | November 19, 2017 at 08:28 PM

GTFOH with that garbage. If coach called games to my strengths, like what he's done w you, we'd be on a 23 game win streak.

BigWindyCane1

Pitt is a solid team. As CMR just warned, Pitt crushed UVA. Canes need to be prepared and fired up

Malik Rosier

Who said he was perfect? Lol

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 07:45 PM

I did lol he's better than Kaaya and I had no problem with him it was the defense. Thing is he, excuses me I scores points, pick up first downs

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 19, 2017 at 08:15 PM

The holding on Virginia's 1st TD was about as obvious as it gets. But the announcers just went along with it for some reason and called it a great block.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Malik Rosier | November 19, 2017 at 07:44 PM

You miss a bunch and make our WRs have to comeback too much. Youve been lucky that Ron Dugans is about as good a WR Coach weve had here at Miami. That said, youve been terrific with your feet in critical situations. Just beat Pitt & you and I are good to go. You still my QB.

1mg of Epi

This is how bad it is:

Mark Richt says Miami has sent some plays where they believed they were held to the ACC to try and get clarification on some non-calls. Says it's pretty typical.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 19, 2017 at 05:50 PM

Saw a stat recently where no opposing O has been called for holding against our D since very very early in the season.

Herbieibis

While I'm thinking of it our punter, Feagles stinks. I mean has he had a punt over 40 yds. all season. He ain't flipping no field for us.

86Cane

Since CMR said it, I will follow up. I think Cager is the worst blocker among a great group of blocking WRs. But his blocking is really pathetic.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 19, 2017 at 07:33 PM

No, that was Mullins, which is why he never played.

1mg of Epi

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM

Guys, which QB does this sentence refer to?

X is a flawed QB. While he does _______ well, he needs to work on _______.

86Cane

Another offseason of film and footwork will work miracles.

Posted by: TruCane81 | November 19, 2017 at 07:06 PM

There IT is right there.

1mg of Epi

Epi--the stinking Dolphins and their arrogant coach. I don't understand his fascination with Cutler..

Posted by: Alex | November 19, 20

Dolphins? Who are these dolphins u speak?

86Cane

NEW BLOG AT 9 PM.

WWIN

Posted by: CGNC | November 19, 2017 at 07:15 PM

Who said he was perfect? Lol

Malik Rosier

I thought I played pretty good 4 tds no big deal.

Dude on a Pale Horse

We have a QB that cant pass and an OL that cant run block, yet we play out of our minds in the 2 biggest games of the year. Maybe I just dont understand football anymore, lol. Anyways, 10-0, best defense in CF, loving life, just beat Pitt and we had a perfect season.

BigWindyCane1

Per PBP at CMR presser:

* Lawrence Cager, who had a 28-yard fourth-down grab against Notre Dame and a touchdown catch against Virginia, seems to be coming on. But Richt said “he can improve on his blocking, for sure.” That’s important as catching balls, Richt said.

Since CMR said it, I will follow up. I think Cager is the worst blocker among a great group of blocking WRs. I give Cager credit for picking up on his pass catching efforts, which was suspect at best early in the season. But his blocking is really pathetic. On that near pick 6 on the WR screen, it was Cager's responsibility to make that block on the CB, and he misses it. Cager tripped Homer last week on a run that should have been a touchdown. I recall several other instances where the opposing CB owned him. Cager needs to step up as a blocker.

Malik Rosier

Posted by: Herbieibis | November 19, 2017 at 06:36 PM

Nope if I have 3 tds a game it's just kinda what I do (28 in 10 games). Y'all can't see the forest for the trees.

CGNC

Hi ML - I am keeping it low key for Turkey Day. Looking forward to 4 days of NO WORK :-)

CGNC

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM

On short passes he tends to have a downwards trajectory - heck even I can see it LOL. When he sets his feet, moves up in the pocket and throws a deep pass it is better and a thing of beauty if not over thrown. Our receivers are making circus catches alot of the time. Not meant to be a knock on him, just what I feel I see. QB is the unique position of too much blame and too much praise sometimes in the same game.

MLALUMNI1970

I am in a good mood tonight. For once, we are rated # 2 in the nation, according to all ou canespacers..
AND, my DETROIT LIONS WON today, again the Bears in very cold Chicago.
Now it's all Canes all the time.
What is everyone doing for turkey day? My boyfriend Richard, and my best friend Polly are going to a nice restaurant.
No leftovers, but no mess, cleanup etc. and buying everything for just 3 people is pretty expensive, from soup to nuts.

TruCane81

Normally we agree but the CANEZ ain't gonna elevate any higher Rosier returning next year.

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 19, 2017 at 06:50 PM


I dont know.

I think he will make big leaps this offseason.

His shoulder will heal and he will be much faster and more comfortable with his reads.

This by itself will improve accuracy.

Another offseason of film and footwork will work miracles.

CGNC

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM

and

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 19, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Agreed

WWIN

I'll say it again...

Offensive problems

1. O-Line
2. Play caller
3. Offensive Coordinator
4. QB
5. WR's
6. RB's

WWIN

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 19, 2017 at 06:50 PM

People said we wouldn't win more than 8 games with Rosier starting too.

We'll worry about next year next year. We both agree the offense needs to get better but Rosier isn't the main problem.

CGNC

undefeated

TruCane81

Im not sure Kelly wants to have to beat Saban every year just to make the playoffs.

TruCane81

The price for Chip Kelly just went up.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 19, 2017 at 02:13 PM

Kelly might not want to jump into the pressure cooker of the Florida job.

I think he is a west coast guy and more likely to take a position out there.

The pac 12 is down.

He could create a really smooth path to yearly playoff appearances at ucla.

SinisterCane

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 06:45 PM

Normally we agree but the CANEZ ain't gonna elevate any higher Rosier returning next year.

WWIN

You want pretty stats or ugly wins???

Right now pretty stats and pretty wins isn't a option

TruCane81

Remember when Kaaya got hit during the fsu game and you blamed him playing bad due to that? So what about Rosier's shoulder?

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 12:09 PM


CaneRock mentioned this too and I think there is something to it.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 19, 2017 at 06:37 PM

And his passes always seems to be under thrown, low towards the receivers' feet and batted downs

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 05:09 PM

Malik is barely completing half his passes in conference play this year.

That’s a fact right?

But like I said, thankfully he’s making huge plays with his legs to offset his accuracy issues.


Herbieibis

Ok the first half looked like a microcosm of some of our previous games, in which we sucked tackling, taking bad angles, penalties and generally sleep walking through the first half. At least we finally woke up. No reason for us to look like that against The Yahoo!'s.
Rosier is no different than Aaron Judge, who strikes out or hits a homer in, Rosier is either good or he stinks with his accuracy. U would figure that he would be getting better but he hasn't. He is what he is an average qb who all he does is win. He just needs to be a game manager but some his throws are like what the fuk. I'm sure Richt knows what he has in Rosier and u have to except the good with the bad.
I hate when we play zone because somebody is always losing somebody. We know coverages have to be mixed but we look like Deno defense when we play zone. Trent Harris is better than Chad Thomas. U would think being a 5 star player this dude would be a sack artist but he isn't. Seems to me that he takes plays off. He played against The Irish.
We have to come out strong against Pitt and play 4 qts. We will probably be ranked 4th this week when the rankings come out Tuesday.
Virginia's qb was pinpoint accurate in the first half but most of the time he had all day to throw. We ain't losing to Clemson and we will have to ride Rosier in that game. Running won't be easy so he has to above average in that game with his accuracy.
It's an odd year, so we all should know what that means. The Herb can smell it.

SinisterCane

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 06:06 PM

After 4 yrs of college ball his accuracy's ain't improving with 1 more year of college ball. I said just NFL cause I want Rosier to leave

BigWindyCane1

Pitt opens as 5.5 pt FAVORITE over Miami.

Posted by: BEERicane | November 19, 2017 at 06:07 PM

Haters aren't stupid for long. The Canes are now a -14 point favorite

BEERicane

Pitt opens as 5.5 pt FAVORITE over Miami.

BigWindyCane1

Miami has more impressive wins against top 25 teams. Alabama has only beat Miss. St. and LSU, while the Canes have two blowouts against top 25 teams. Clemson has a blowout early-season win against Va Tech, but the Canes had a late-season win against Va Tech, and the Canes beat Syracuse while Clemson lost to them.

Auburn and South Carolina both have a chance to pull off upsets next week, although the Canes can't take a tough, feisty Pitt team on the road for granted. If Auburn beats Alabama at home, Miami should be #1 heading into the ACC championship game.

Malik Rosier

Per Matty P at PBP. And he has done it in 10 games

WWIN

I would love to see Rosier go for it in the NFL

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM

He ain't close to being ready to go to the league just like Brad wasn't! So not a chance... best option... pray that he improves!

Malik Rosier

Rosier is responsible for 28 touchdowns this season, which is tied for third-most by a Miami player. In his first year as a starter, the redshirt junior has 23 passing and five rushing touchdowns.

Quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who threw for 26 and rushed for four in his Heisman Trophy 1986 campaign, holds the school mark. Steve Walsh (29 passing in 1988) and Bernie Kosar (25 passing, four rushing in 1984) are tied for second.

Tonycane

Firing Adam Gase just continues the same terrible pattern the Dolphins have been in since 2004. If you get rid of Gase, get rid
Of everyone. Tear it down to the foundations, hire a new GM and coach at the same time, trade everyone who won’t be contributing to the organization in five years, and start from scratch.

SinisterCane

I would love to see Rosier go for it in the NFL

Go Canes!!

Wins over FPI top 50:
Clemson, 8
Miami, 6
USC, 6
Okla, 6
TCU, 5
UGA, 5
Wazzu, 5
ND, 5
Stanford, 5
...
Bama, 4
Auburn, 4
Wisconsin, 3
Penn St, 3
Ohio St, 2

Go Canes!!

This is how bad it is:

Mark Richt says Miami has sent some plays where they believed they were held to the ACC to try and get clarification on some non-calls. Says it's pretty typical.

WWIN

Posted by: 🐜🌀 | November 19, 2017 at 03:01 PM

Thanks!

WWIN

You find facts to be funny... weird

Go Canes!!

CMR doesn't start Rosier next year wouldn't bother me but I'm not gon cry over a QB who's never won anything leaving early


Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 04:18 PM


This may be favorite statement ever on the space.

Ty for making my Sunday a little funnier WW.

🐜🌀

Fire Adam Gase

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM

It's funny that ONLY YOU see things this way about you but in REALITY everybody feels exactly like I feel about you! I ride NOBODY... but if it's one player I over exaggerated that would be Corn... which should be understandable!

I'm not mad that Choc ain't playing... just don't think he had a fair shot... just my "observation"... if CMR doesn't start Rosier next year wouldn't bother me but I'm not gon cry over a QB who's never won anything leaving early like you... get it?

Sad... invest in a mirror!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TheeMackJones | November 19, 2017 at 03:49 PM

They’re all my Miami teams.

Why are you here anyway? Did you get blocked by the Rich Rod fan club’s Facebook page?

TheeMackJones

My main man Jessie Palmer says... Miami REFUSES to LOSE! Yikes.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM

Right! Kind of like you being the LEADER of the Golden Boy club and what not. And you were the DE FACTO LEADER, the ENTIRE time your boy was at Thee Gables. Go figure. hUh.

Oh, and one more thing. MY Miami didn't lose! So your points are EMPTY and MOOT as usual. La Dee La, La Dee Dee. dUh.

Go Canes!

Point is...

You NEVER made "observations" of Brad but have plenty on the man that's done WAY MORE than him. IJS

Posted by: WWIN | November 19, 2017 at 02:48 PM


This is further proof you only see and believe what you want to believe.

If we had lost yesterday I would have said we came out flat and disinterested AS A TEAM and dug a hole we couldn't get out of.

Unlike you I can see the obvious, invidual players are not the reason we win or lose.

We win as a team or lose as a team. I always have said it and always will.

All you do is ride Choc, Malik or Corn or whoever.

Kind of sad.

WWIN

"Should be" but "won't be"

Dude on a Pale Horse

Miami should be ranked ahead of Clemson with the new poll.

Alex

Epi--the stinking Dolphins and their arrogant coach. I don't understand his fascination with Cutler..

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 86Cane | November 19, 2017 at 02:24 PM

Imo, Richt needs to hire an outside voice this offseason, someone just like Jedd, thats been around and has some great ideas on converting 3rd downs, run blocking schemes and redzone concepts. I think if we can do that, then the sky is the limit for us. I just dont think the coaches we have here now offer enough new ways of thinking about moving the ball.

WWIN

Posted by: 🐜🌀 | November 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM

Forgot to change your name Malik... I mean Ant! 😂😂😂

🐜🌀

Will Will is right on everything and so is epi on the bowl stuff.

WWIN

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 19, 2017 at 01:35 PM

If we win out... Rosier will DEFINITELY be the starter next year! Even if he throws 100 int's during spring and fall camp... won't matter 😂😂😂

🐜🌀

If you got hate in your heart let it out, I'm just you know 11-0 as the staring QB and if you look at my high school stats and compare them to my BACK UP not even close. Plus I'm a multi sport athlete. I'll be nominating one of you guys for plays hater of the year. Going to be some stiff competition with Buck Nasty and the usual suspects in the running.

WWIN

Posted by: BEERicane | November 19, 2017 at 01:23 PM

It matters because if we were ranked #1-2 we could lose the ACCCG and still be in the CFP. Being ranked #3-4 we will more than likely be out if we lose.

BigWindyCane1

Miami is #2 in the AP Poll, receiving 3 first place votes

WWIN

Point is...

You NEVER made "observations" of Brad but have plenty on the man that's done WAY MORE than him. IJS

WWIN

Relax man, It's ok to make an observation.

Posted by: Go Canes! | November 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM

If only you would have taken your own advice with Golden & Co and Kaaya. 😂😂😂

You think Kaaya wasn't inconsistent the LAST game of the season with a WHOLE MONTH to practice???

1mg of Epi

When are the 🐬 going to fold? Adam Gase is full of hot air.

Posted by: Alex | November 19, 2017 at 02:36 PM

Who?

Alex

When are the 🐬 going to fold? Adam Gase is full of hot air.

86Cane

Before yesterday i didn't even know Jedd Fisch was the OC at UCLA.Then I saw him on TV during the USC-UCLA game and the announcers mention him. I was surprised, dude gets around.

1mg of Epi

The higher the ratings, the more the bowl charges. Shoot ticket sales are gonna be a wash w the operational expenses

1mg of Epi

Bowl sponsors don't care about the 40,000 at the game. They care about the million eyeballs on tv.

1mg of Epi

Epi if we don’t travel they’d rather have someone else.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 19, 2017 at 02:11 PM

Those bowls don't make money from ticket sales. That's just gravy. They eat off those TV deals. That's why we now have 400 bowl games, each attended solely by players families.

Go Canes!!

The price for Chip Kelly just went up.

Go Canes!!

Epi if we don’t travel they’d rather have someone else.

1mg of Epi

Mora fired at ucla. Fisch takes over as Interim HC.

1mg of Epi

This is why I don't buy into the conspiracy theories:


ESPN PR ✔ @ESPNPR
Virginia at Miami results in ABC being up a massive 104% year over year; Miami earns best local rating for a non-primetime game this year

Yes there are people who hate us, but to suggest that businesses dependent on ratings don't want us to succeed.... yea no.

1mg of Epi

Virginia WR Joe Reed, on Miami's defense: "They are very beatable. The chain is what gives them the spark. I think without the chain they'd be a whole different defense."

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 19, 2017 at 01:35 PM

Interesting

KYcane

I went with the Golden Brown Poo Pancakes recipe and then hid the link with a tinyurl so he had to open it to find out what it was

Posted by: Old Skool | November 19, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Only on the Space can one get this kind of useful and life enriching information.


1mg of Epi

What are the chances Perry gets the nod next year?

Posted by: BEERicane | November 19, 2017 at 11:38 AM

NativeCane
I say small chance Beer, Rosier is a winner and Perry is maturing and learning CMR's system....he will be hell on wheels as a junior.

Dam Canes!!!
Posted by: NativeCane | November 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM

I disagree. Rosier was never anything more than a stop-gap. We all know his limitations. I don't think Richt will hesitate one bit to make a change if nkosi wins out during camp.

I will say tho that depending on how the season ends, rosier may own his teammates trust, making it harder to switch.

1mg of Epi

Message Sent;
I went with the Golden Brown Poo Pancakes recipe and then hid the link with a tinyurl so he had to open it to find out what it was
Thus:
"For your consideration: http://tinyurl.com/ydb9bvaz"

Posted by: Old Skool | November 19, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Sublime

BEERicane

Canes ranking within the top 4 is irrelevant. The ACCCG will sort all of that out. Would you rather be ranked 2, heck even 1 and lose in the ACCCG? Or be ranked below Clemson and win? there is no point to even mentioning the ordering of the top 4, so long as we end up there. Hell, even Wisconsin need not complain because the loser of the acccg will be out and they will be in if they can close out the BIG10

BigWindyCane1

VT is back in the coaches poll, giving the Canes two recent late-season blowout wins over top 25 teams, and Clemson only one close early-season win against one top 25 ranked team.

The Canes are also undefeated and beat an opponent (Syracuse) that beat Clemson. Message to Kirby Hocutt - The Canes deserve to be ranked higher than Clemson.

BigWindyCane1

Happy to see the third down and red zone conversions for this game. That shows progress heading into the last game and post season. With a few exceptions (such as the failed fourth down power run), there was dramatic improvement in play calling and execution in those critical situations.

I was also pleased to see the Canes once again run the ball effectively at the end of the game.

CMR didn't really call as many diverse plays and wrinkles as he showed the last two weeks. It seems a stretch but I sometimes wonder if some of this is done on purpose to force the players to develop character and faith in winning. I guess that is why I type behind a keyboard while CMR is leading this team to the CF Playoffs in his second season.

Those are traits of a championship football team.

BigWindyCane1

Rosier has something to work on this summer - his accuracy. High powered passing offenses should have a completion percentage around 65%. 56.4 is 10th in the ACC, even Blackmon from FSU is better. Although Rosier does make some amazing throws, too Many of Rosier's throws are not at the consistent level that an ACC-caliber QB should have, and frankly, that low percentage is really all on him.

But there is a bright spot going into next season beyond the great runs Rosier has shown he can make - Lamar Jackson and John Wofford were also around 56% completions last season, and they both improved to about 60% and 65% respectively this season. If a QB works hard in the offseason, he can increase his completion percentage to an acceptable level. The receivers are getting open. It can be done. And if Rosier does increase his accuracy and consistency, the Canes WILL have a very high powered and dangerous offense.

raizecane

any confirmation that chip kelly agreed to coach Florida ??

HillViewCane

If I was Florida I would go after Schiano

Go Canes!!

ESPN Strength of Record after Week 12:
1. Miami
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Clemson
5. UGA
6. Wisconsin
7. Auburn
8. ND
9. USC
10. TCU
11. UCF
12. Penn St
13. Mich St
14. Miss St
15. Ohio St
16. Wash St
17. Okla St
18. Memphis
19. Wash
20. LSU

BigWindyCane1

Canes are #2 in the coaches poll.

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