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July 08, 2018

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CaneRock

Berrios also left some big shoes to fill, kid made some big/tough catches for us last year. But like I said about TE above, we definitely have the talent to fill that role.

CaneRock

Do you guys think the tight ends coming in can step up enough run blocking to get the best effect?

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 18, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Hope so, first time in a minute we've had this little experience returning. Hopefully MI2 steps up, but the 2 true freshmen are definitely talented.

58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Terrance Sullivan

Good stuff TruCane81

TruCane81

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 18, 2018 at 10:24 AM

I agree with Phil’s take. Always liked him because he seemed to respect the program and analyze it fairly.

TruCane81

I’m real hopeful about having a fullback so we can run down hill again.

Do you guys think the tight ends coming in can step up enough run blocking to get the best effect?

TruCane81

If not, now is the time to add as many wrinkles as possible to the zone run with fakes or handoffs to Homer and options to Dallas motioning from the slot or from a two back set. Dallas and Homer need to be on the field together.

Malik is good at passing quick from fake hand offs. He was streaky with it because we don’t use them enough to build his confidence. These are the type plays that can extend drives and rest the defense in tough situations.

As opposed to watching Malik throw 15 to 30 yard passes in the dirt or the opponents hand over and over.

Richt put the wildcat in for Dj, He has shown the ability to create.

TruCane81

If Dallas touches the ball 15 times a game we will be unstoppable. His skill set is rare and his natural running ability is electric.

All we gotta do is get him the ball short and fast, over and over.

The backfield will be murder. Homer is gon BEAST. Dj is the assasin that can kill you with the knife, the gun or his bare hands.

There are four qbs on the roster. Whether it is Rosier or someone else, Richt has to find a way to get the ball to his playmakers quick.

We have THREE 4.3 receivers we can put on the field at the same time! The deep ball will be there all year long. Question is, do we have ANYBODY who can hit them AND run the offense?

If not

TruCane81

58 Straight

That's what I thought but then he had a game plan for that.

Posted by: Bud Foster | July 17, 2018 at 10:46 PM


Vt and nd games we used our most versatile run game and the results were phenomenal. He went back vanilla and we struggled running down the stretch.

Vanilla run game, We play awesome with high tempo but he rarely uses it. I have seen him call series and get his qbs hot with short passing, then he goes away from.

I have seen the dominant Richt and that is who he could be all the time. That’s why I’m so critical of the silly shyt.

SOUP

When Blake James fired Al Golden and went out and got his man Mark Richt and for Miami to double their athletic football coaches budget. The Attendance went up through the roof, athletic facilities were fast tracked.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 18, 2018 at 08:39 AM

There IT is right there.

Terrance Sullivan

Good Stuff Go Canes!

Go Canes!!

Phil Steele predicts the Canes win the Coastal:


Coastal Division

1. Miami Hurricanes

Miami had never played in the ACC title game and never had a better record than 5-3 in ACC play. I picked the Hurricanes to win the Coastal, and Miami was my No. 2 surprise team in '17 and lived up to that billing. The Canes were 10-0 and if they beat Clemson in the ACC title game would have made the playoff. A banged-up offense had them drop their last three games. Miami was only plus-24.4 yards per game in ACC play (sixth best), and the Hurricanes do pull both Florida State and Boston College out of the Atlantic division. This is head coach Mark Richt's best team here and Miami is a national title contender.

2. North Carolina Tar Heels

UNC was 13-4 in ACC play in 2015-16 but had a lot of factors pointing down last season. Not only was North Carolina No. 112 on my experience chart, but it had two net close losses and the 44 starts lost to injury were in the top 10 of the FBS. Anything that could go wrong did last year for the Tar Heels. Head coach Larry Fedora did not lose it overnight, and if last year's bad fortune turns into this year's good fortune, the Tar Heels could get back to being a contender in the Coastal.

2. Duke Blue Devils

Duke went from 10 to nine to eight to four wins from 2013 to 2016 but improved to seven wins in '17 and may start a trend of improving records. Duke has my No. 1 set of linebackers in the ACC and goes from No. 82 on my experience chart up to No. 40. The Blue Devils do draw Clemson out of the Atlantic, but have an improved offense and defense and had minus-four net close losses last year, so they were four plays away from being 11-2. Duke has a shot at finishing in the top half of the Coastal for the first time since 2014.

4. Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech is 11-5 the last two years in ACC play, and this year's group is just as strong as the past two years. While Miami is 12-4, no other Coastal team has a winning record in that span. Virginia Tech returns quarterback Joshua Jackson as well as seven starters on offense, and Bud Foster guided the league's best defense in '17 as VT allowed just 15.1 points per game in ACC play. While the defense is younger, this team will once again be a contender in the Coastal.


5. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Paul Johnson has had three non-bowl seasons and followed each up with a winning season. Georgia Tech was plus-29.6 yards per game in ACC play and had minus-two net close losses so were two plays from being 7-5 last year. Georgia Tech is an improved squad, with a veteran quarterback and offensive line, but it draws arguably the toughest schedule of any Coastal team. Georgia Tech hosts both Clemson and Miami, so most of their winnable games are on the road. They also draw a road game at Louisville along with Clemson out of the Atlantic.

6. Pittsburgh Panthers

The Panthers had been to nine straight bowl games, but that streak was broken last season as the Panthers went just 5-7. While just four starters are back on offense, each unit improved, and the Panthers will be stronger. Head coach Pat Narduzzi is known for defense and has his best defense in his four years. Even with 2017's losing record, Narduzzi is 14-10 in ACC play, and Pittsburgh avoids Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and Boston College out of the Atlantic and should get back to a bowl game in '18.

7. Virginia Cavaliers

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall did a good job getting the Cavaliers to a bowl game last year. He honored all the previous staffs' commits in his first year, so while this is Year 3, next year will be the year he gets the typical third year improvement. Virginia will look different on offense, with more mobile quarterbacks and a much improved rush game, but will not be as proficient through the air. While eight starters return on defense, they lose their three all-ACC players in linebacker Micah Kiser, free safety Quin Blanding and defensive end Andrew Brown.

Go Canes!!

Parking passes purchased today. Orange lot as usual for me!

Go Canes!!

I’d put Dabo in the same class as the others mentioned.

There are a few others who unique in coaching today, young guys like Franklin, Herman, Fuente and Smart, but not many more in either class.

Terrance Sullivan

Yeah I guess Dabo has no pressure huh lol.

Go Canes!!

Imo CMR has Urban Meyer, Chip Kelly and Saban pressure.

Win big or the season is a disappointment, not win big or you’re fired pressure.

Go Canes!!

The pressure is now ON! Deliver or...

Posted by: SOUP | July 18, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Do better in 2019.

Terrance Sullivan

Actually the pressure started once he was hired. We are in year 3 of it. When Blake James fired Al Golden and went out and got his man Mark Richt and for Miami to double their athletic football coaches budget. The Attendance went up through the roof, athletic facilities were fast tracked. And we were hiring a proven Perennial Top 10 Coach as opposed to hiring a first time Head Coach in Shannon or a Group of 5 Coach who probably hired would have been considered a Top 75 Coach. So the previous two hires were probably ranked in the Top 75 when hired to a Top 10 Coach. Some things don't need to be said it was understood. So Far 2 years in the investment is paying off let's see what Season 3 brings. But the Pressure has been on since December 2015 when he took the job and became Coach and Hired His Staff.

SOUP

I don't mean to put any pressure for CMR, his staff and the players, but there is a good reason for the Canes fans to be optimistic going into this season.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 17, 2018 at 06:53 PM

The pressure is now ON! Deliver or...

Bud Foster

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 16, 2018 at 03:26 PM

There IT is right there.

Posted by: 58 Straight | July 17, 2018 at 09:44 PM

58 Straight

That's what I thought but then he had a game plan for that.

Harry Miller

We will see.

58 Straight

Ya'll talkin bout Tebow? Seriously???

58 Straight

Short passing is his Achilles heels. All you need to beat Richt is balls. Run blitz him early and press his receivers. More often than not, he won’t have an answer when it matters most.

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 16, 2018 at 03:26 PM

There IT is right there.

58 Straight

TCU’s Gary Patterson: “Coaching is 10 percent play calling, 90 percent managing people"

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

BULLSHYTE.

40% managing the game / 40% managing people / 20% beyond your control (injuries to your team and the others, scheduling, turnovers, special teams, cheerleaders, tailgating) etc.

58 Straight

TSully, my son, our friend Jason (who you know from GT) and myself will be down for the FSU game..so may be getting with you on hotel arrangements

Posted by: UMike | July 15, 2018 at 12:29 PM

I have two tickets if you want them?

TonyCane

Blackmon guitar?! Hilarious!

Terrance Sullivan

Big Facts BigWindyCane

BigWindyCane1

Per VegasInsider.com, the Canes are a three-point favorite over LSU. The Canes are currently favored in every game on thier schedule this season. The Canes should be the most talented team on the field in each game.

I don't mean to put any pressure for CMR, his staff and the players, but there is a good reason for the Canes fans to be optimistic going into this season.

NativeCane

We are Raize, Canes VS Noles 7 pm wednesday and 2 am thursday on ESPNU top 25 games of 2017.

Get to watch Kendrick Norton play a scortching lead on that cheap seminole brand Blackmon guitar one more time!....and also the play that ripped Jimbos heart out and sent it air mail to College Station in a doggy bag!

raizecane

we must be getting closer to fall practice....

Go Canes!!

There is no system that can magically make a QB throw strait. Nosier missed long, short or wide.

Posted by: CoCane | July 16, 2018 at 10:58 PM

100%

Tru

Duh.

CoCane

There is no system that can magically make a QB throw strait. Nosier missed long, short or wide.

TruCane81

Yeah Tebow did that in a well oiled spread option with guys like Percy Harvon being used in crazy creative ways.

We barely used our most versatile and dynamic runner ( DJ) . You never knew what Meyer was gonna hit with. Remember the jump pass.

At no point did Florida’s run blocking completely disappear like ours does. That is partially a talent issue and partially a predictability issue.The system gave a terrible thrower confidence and momentum. He rode it to the top with his competiveness and leadership.

When he had to make a play OCCASIONALLY downfield, he was already rolling.

The system was COMPLETELY suited to his EXACT skill set because it is a more flexible system.

Who said Malik would have lead Osu to a title? Nobody?

I make the comparison because our offense had similar struggles with completely opposite quarterbacks. I showed examples of a coach who has had success with two completely opposite qbs.

Richt improves the team, but he is leaving yards and points on the field, regardless of the qb.

That is all.

Go Canes!!

Herman got Meyer a title with three different types of starting quarterbacks in the SAME SEASON.

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 16, 2018 at 07:22 PM

Malik wouldnt have even dressed for that Ohio State team.

All three guys he used were bigger, stronger, faster and more far talented than he is. Meyer had the luxury of going from super talented option A to super talented option C.

CMR rolled last year with what would probably been option E or F at Ohio State, with a backup who'd be option never looked at.

Your question should be does Urban Meyer come anywhere near the title game with that same team, but with Malik under center.

Think we all know the answer to that.

Go Canes!!

Tebow would have gotten exposed like Malik relying on him to scan the field and deliver the ball from a five step drop the way Richt did so often with Malik.

Posted by: TruCane81 | July 16, 2018 at 06:57 PM


Sorry but this is 100% BS.

The guy AVERAGED 15 TDs rushing his last three years and had basically had the same number of picks in his career that Malik had in one season. He had no issue with taking off and making big plays with his legs.

Tebow could run, throw and made great decisions.

Implying he would have been exposed with CMR, a coach closing in on 200 wins is crazy talk.

TruCane81

I said he would have had a lot more rushing yards and touchdowns, Go.

But Richts philosophy does not leave him the same flexibility as a Meyer type system does for qbs with varying skill sets year to year.

Herman got Meyer a title with three different types of starting quarterbacks in the SAME SEASON.

I don’t see Richt overhauling his system the same way under similar circumstances. I’m not sure his system can handle those demands.

I just don’t see better PASSING numbers switching Tebow for Malik.

Go Canes!!


Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 16, 2018 at 04:47 PM

You're forgetting to mention the rushing TDs on top of that. Dude had 88 TDs passing and 57 more on the ground.

And he took care of the ball. 25 total turnovers in four years.

Once in a lifetime college player, cause he did it for three years.

Hate the Turds, but that guy has my respect. On and off the field.

TruCane81


Tebow was the most dominant college football player over a three year period I've ever seen.

Insinuating CMR would have found a way not to win it with him is a ludicrous position.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 06:19 PM


No doubt, Go. However, Meyer never asked Tebow to do what he asked Leak to do. Leak threw some of the prettiest downfield strikes you will ever see. I think he would have been a good pro if he were 2 or 3 inches taller.

Tebow was well Tebow. Lots of option and quick short passes. That is what the spread option does. As long as the qb ain’t got iron feet like Brad, you can alter it for a scrambler or a more traditional pocket passer.

Tebow would have gotten exposed like Malik relying on him to scan the field and deliver the ball from a five step drop the way Richt did so often with Malik.

BigWindyCane1

I think Richt could've coached em', Richt coached Kendra, who I felt was Tebow 1.0.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 16, 2018 at 06:32 PM

Tebow also played on a UF team stacked with NFL talent. UF was winning the recruiting battles with UM and FSU, and Tebow was a record-setting QB from Nease HS. I heard that Tebow was recruited by Coker as a TE, but I don't know if that is accurate or not. Tebow really lit it up at Nease high school, and I recall that he even led Nease to a state championship his senior year when the state championshop was played at Pro Player Stadium one year.

But everyone knew that Tebow's throwing mechanics weren't good, and he never really improved his mechanics under HC Urban Meyer and OC Dan Mullen.

I agree though, that Tebow was a winner, and he was determined, I think the RPO in college football is tailor-made for a QB like Tebow.

TruCane81


I think Richt could've coached em', Richt coached Kendra, who I felt was Tebow 1.0.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 16, 2018 at 06:32 PM


Do you think he would put up Brad’s numbers as Richt 2017 qb, CR?

CaneRock

Tebow was the most dominant college football player over a three year period I've ever seen.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 06:19 PM

I agree, Tebow definitely was a winner. I still feel He got a raw deal in the NFL.

Insinuating CMR would have found a way not to win it with him is a ludicrous position.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 06:19 PM

I think Richt could've coached em', Richt coached Kendra, who I felt was Tebow 1.0.

Go Canes!!

OL...Tebow would've been horrible in Whipple's O, imagine Tebow trying to execute Whipple's patented 9 step drop that got Jacory severely concussed.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 16, 2018 at 05:27 PM

Oof. That would have been painful to watch. Tebow was tough as nails but I don't think he'd have survived.

BigWindyCane1

Per Anthony Chiang of the PBP:

The preseason hype surrounding the Hurricanes continued Monday with Travis Homer, Ahmmon Richards, Jaquan Johnson and Shaquille Quarterman earning spots on watch lists for some of college football’s most prestigious awards.

Homer, a junior running back who attended Oxbridge Academy, and Richards, a junior wide receiver who attended Wellington High, were both named nominees for the Maxwell Award. That award is given annually to the College Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club.

Also, Johnson, a senior safety, and Quarterman, a junior linebacker, were named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award. That honor is awarded annually to the College Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club.

Go Canes!!

Tebow was the most dominant college football player over a three year period I've ever seen.

Insinuating CMR would have found a way not to win it with him is a ludicrous position.

HawaiiCane

Also, Jimbo Fisher says he wants to win immediately at Texas A&M?!?!? Hell, he couldn't even do that at Florida State against an ACC conference that was in a lull. You want to do that against Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina and Mississippi State???

GOOD LUCK!

HawaiiCane

I know he previously coached at Miami, but did anybody see the article with Ed Orgeron on ESPN about his Offensive Coordinator? I mean really, he couldn't have sounded any worse as a head coach. On top of that the article ends with this gem:

"Orgeron wants to name a starter before the Sept. 2 opener against Miami in Arlington, Texas. He said he's open to playing two quarterbacks if one doesn't separate himself.

'I want this to be a clear-cut decision,' Orgeron said."

Contradicting at all?!?!? I hope we rip this team apart to start the season!

TruCane81

LOL...Tebow would've been horrible in Whipple's O, imagine Tebow trying to execute Whipple's patented 9 step drop that got Jacory severely concussed.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 16, 2018 at 05:27 PM

You ain’t kidding, lol.

The five step drop is going in the same direction as the seven. The hot young coaches see this. Hopefully CMR catches on.

TruCane81

TONS*

TruCane81

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vONGH55sw28

Malik is average as f***, but look at the style of play that got him a scholarship.

That what you see being run for him is modern football.

We need more offense that looks like that going forward for ALL our quarterbacks present and future.

Zone read running, play action quick passing and rollouts, and TOMS of three step drop.

Richt is not modernizing his offense fast enough and he does not coach defense like Saban or Muschamp to think he can get away with it.

Terrance Sullivan

CR Yes Sir That would have been an Epic Fail!

CaneRock

LOL...Tebow would've been horrible in Whipple's O, imagine Tebow trying to execute Whipple's patented 9 step drop that got Jacory severely concussed.

TruCane81

No doubt CR.

Brad wasn’t all world but could have been in a west coast heavy game plan.

I was comparing Tebow and Malik as passers, not as overall quarterbacks or competitors.

There is NO COMPARISON between Tebow and Brad as pure passers. I can’t even argue with nonsense like that.

Terrance Sullivan

For the Record I love Malik. I just want him to play better. Play within himself. Malik is capable of 59% completion percentage 27 TD's 7 INT's with a defense that created 19 Turnovers like they did for Brad Kaaya in 2016. If Malik gets a defense like last year 2107 that gets 31 turnovers I think Malik can complete 59% 32 TD's 8 INT's and I think we can go 12-2 or 13-1 or 13-2(If we make it to Playoffs and play in title Game. I would love to say 14-1 or 15-0 but my Main Street Moderate Arse can't force myself to think it lol.

CaneRock

Brad probably finished as the hottest QB in the Country in 16', no doubt, but at the same time, let's not pretend that the last 5 defenses we played that year didn't suck.

TruCane81

You are actually making the case Tebow is as good a passer as Brad?

This conversation is over.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir TruCane81. I disagree on Tebow being 55% in our Offense he would be around where he was in Florida maybe 62% at worst basically Kaaya territory. Malik tried to play Hero ball too damn much. Dude Head got blown up and he lost himself a a bit its understandable when you were never supposed to be the guy. The Question is can he find himself again. If Malik plays within himself and stop the hero ball bs he could complete 59% of his passes and get his turnovers down. Dude has a refuse to throw the damn ball away complex. Wisconsin should of had 6 INT's againt us in The Capital One Orange Bowl if they had better hands lol.

TruCane81

Good catch on the one ring, Terrance. My bad.

Tebow had those numbers because Meyer did not ask him to throw downfield.

Tebow would be a 55% qb in our O.

But I am glad you reminded me of Leak. Meyer had success with good passers like Leak and Jt Barret ( yeah Barret struggles but he has tools).

He also saw success with Tebow and Miller. He runs his offense differently depending on if he has a run first or pass first quarterback.

Richt needs to be MORE ABLE to do that.

A quality oc would work wonders.

Terrance Sullivan

Newsflash TruCane81. First off the Gators won the 2006 Title with Chris Leak. So Tebow Starting Years 2007-2009 won 1 title in 2008. Tebow completed 66% of his passes and averaged 27 TD's to 5 INT's per year. Stop the Damn Silliness. Malik Rosier 2017 completed 54% of his passes 26 TD's 14 INT's and you are comparing them. Please stop talking outta your arse. The silliest thing you have ever said on the Space. Stop The Tomfoolery!

TruCane81

Rosier wasn’t the only one who got exposed.

Running nearly every first down with the same plays when the o line is struggling also put undo pressure on the o, but Rosier haters don’t like to talk about that.

TruCane81

Go Canes!!
If you have a QB that cannot execute the most basic of passing plays, you are putting way too much pressure on the rest of your offense.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 04:26 PM

Tim Tebow.

Barf

TruCane81

Good take, Go and I do agree with the logic of your argument.

My problem last year is it took Richt half the year to figure out Brad was useless in the five step drop without PERFECT protection which we could not give him.

My problem this year was too much predictable first down running and not enough easy throws on early downs.

The Dallas wildcat was great. With more of that type thinking, we can get a more consistent offense than we had. Because all we heard spring and summer before last season was how terrible Malik was. There should have been more unconventional plays to extend drives and rest the defense.

We see flashes of great things and flashes of bad from Richt, but he has shown to have the goods if he would just take the muzzle off himself and go all the way.

Go Canes!!

If you have a QB that cannot execute the most basic of passing plays, you are putting way too much pressure on the rest of your offense.

Go Canes!!

True Cane I am curious why the offense got dramatically better after some early lumps his first year and was firing on all cylinders over the second half.

Could it have to do with the QB and HC understanding each other's strengths which resulted in top notch execution.

Play calling wasn't an issue then or for the most part early last season, one in which we outscored every opponent in the second half of every game.

Could it be that as more film became available it became nearly impossible to hide Malik's glaring weaknesses?

TruCane81

Dumb shyt *

Yeah I puked in my mouth having to site the turds as the last team to win it all with a terrible passer.

If Richt had Tebow, he would be Rosier with more rushing yards and touchdowns and 0 rings.

TruCane81

Tell that dumb shirtless Tim Tebow and his two championship rings.

Terrance Sullivan

Technically we cant overcome either TruCane81.

TruCane81

Malik sucks as a passer.

Richt sucks as a play caller.

One of those the team can overcome.

Take a guess which one, Terrance.

TruCane81

Herbieibis
I'd like to be able to judge what Richt can really do once this team is nothing but his players. Still not completely sold on him as an O-play caller but we have weapons and talent on offense, where there is no excuse, except for the back-up QB once Rosier flops and he will flop at some point.

Posted by: Herbieibis | July 14, 2018 at 09:54 PM

This is probably true, but with our defense, we can play dink and dunk with most teams.

Oh yeah but our dc over blitzes with a top 5-10 d line and allows struggling scrubs to have career games.

Terrance Sullivan

LOL some of you make more excuses for Malik then yall made for Brad, Stephen, and Jacory combined. SMDH just tomfoolery at it's highest order.

TruCane81

Lol.

Terrance Sullivan

We know you talking outta your arse so that's that.

TruCane81

I’m glad my coaches didn’t think the way some of you guys do.

We beat the number 1 and number 2 teams two weeks in a row to take the title as big time underdogs in hostile territory.

If coaches make solutions instead of excuses, and innovate instead of stagnate, you can win it all with an in accurate qb like we did and countless other teams.

Screw all the open receivers. We knew Malik couldn’t hit them going into the season. But our game plan never reflected that uncomfortable knowledge.

TruCane81

We know you hate Rosier, but he seems to be the best we got right now.

Richt can do MUCH, MUCH more to help him AND the younger guys to be more consistent.

TruCane81

Terrance open yours eyes and shake off the idiocy.

Debunk what I said empirically, and keep the emotional babble to yourself.

Terrance Sullivan

TruCane81 Stop acting silly. That Is All!

TruCane81

Not trying to knock CMR, but Kirby did take his players and a couple of his own classes and make it to the title game.

Not sure what the old BCS format has to do with this particular argument though. I didn't read the article but the preview was accurate IMO.


Tony I do agree he took over UGA with Florida down and really no one else in the East, but that doesn't take away from the fact they beat who they needed to while we faded at the end.

We did have a lot of injuries there at the end of the season which didn't help. I'm not ready to say CMR will win a title for us, but damn sure not ready to call him a failure. We had our best season in over a decade, but some questions still need to be answered.
Posted by: UMike | July 14, 2018 at 09:46 AM


Comparing 2017 UM to 2017 Uga is not fair because of the depth issue. Criticizing Richt on that is a bit much.

When did uga ever have a really dominant defense under Richt. I will look it up unless Tony beats me to it. But like I have heard others say, even when Richt was good at Georgia there was never really a time to think , “Man those guys are nasty! We don’t want to play them”. This is taking into consideration how good Georgia’s run game could be back then.

Screw Bcs format. He had TWO conference titles in FIFTEEN YEARS. Compared against his win percentage the logical conclusion is he is a really good coach with a propensity to fall short of his team’s talent level. You can’t deny this shit no matter how much you or I like what he has done to turn us around.

Competing with Urban Meyer’s win at all cost anything goes cesspool was an uphill climb. No one can deny it. But like I said before, when Meyer left, he got punked by Pinkel and Muschamp. He should have been in the sec championship every year after Meyer went Fred Sanford, but he didn’t. That’s my concern.

When you look at his problems with those teams and against the better opponents he faced at Miami the last two years, the problem with Richt becomes glaring.

His offense is easily punked by dominant defensive line play.

He is still calling games with an antiquated philosophy that he picked up at fsu.

When the defensive line is crushing you, the run game is out because there are no lanes. You can’t throw deep because there is no time.

The only hope of salvation is a robust short passing game, which Richt DOES NOT have.

Short passing is his Achilles heels. All you need to beat Richt is balls. Run blitz him early and press his receivers. More often than not, he won’t have an answer when it matters most.

CaneRock

The Depth Chart Richt Inherited

1. Standish Dobard

2. David Njoku

3. Chris Herndon

4. Jake O’Donnell

The Depth Chart Entering 2018

1. Brevin Jordan

2. Will Mallory

3. Michael Irvin Jr.

4. Brian Polendey

Better, Same, or Worse: Worse. Miami's incoming group of freshmen are talented and could end up being better, but out of fairness we have to give the nod to the group Richt inherited, which featured productive playmakers like David Njoku and Chris Herndon. Tight ends coach Todd Hartley did a tremendous job on the recruiting trail, landing highly touted prospects like Jordan and Mallory last year and both of those players look like they will continue UM's rich tradition at tight end. Watching Jordan and Mallory blossom during their freshman season will be one of the fun storylines of the upcoming 2018 season.

https://247sports.com/college/miami/ContentGallery/Miami-Hurricanes-Football-Roster-Building-Grading-Richts-Reshaping-Of-UMs-Depth-Chart-119821862/

BigWindyCane1

TCU’s Gary Patterson: “Coaching is 10 percent play calling, 90 percent managing people"

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Great quote from a great coach.

AeroCane

Well then MR needs to manage people a little better to get to the next level!
Pittsburgh is the game that still irks me!
Our D sucked, and our O sucked and the coaches didn't make changes or adjust.

Go Canes!!

TCU’s Gary Patterson: “Coaching is 10 percent play calling, 90 percent managing people"

AeroCane

Lol
I was trying to be a little nice!

CaneRock

Jmo but I'm tired of buzz and bs -time to really make a statement - last year was awesome but no statement as we didn't close with the top 2 DB's who's freakin' HS coach is our DB coach.
Let's make a statement to the bamas, Georgia's, osu's out there!

Posted by: AeroCane | July 16, 2018 at 07:57 AM

FIFY.

AeroCane

Big windy
All great but we need to close - we need to keep what we have and close with at least the following to be a successful class -
Bogle (DE), Ingraham (DT), Stevenson DB), Richards, Davis (DT) and Neal (OT)
Jmo but I'm tired of buzz and bs -time to really make a statement - last year was awesome but no statement as we didn't close with the top 2 DB's
Let's make a statement to the bamas, Georgia's, osu's out there!

Terrance Sullivan

That's great news BigWindyCane. We should keep it up.

BigWindyCane1

Canes doing a great job of recruiting the entire state of Florida. Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa recruits are buzzing about the Canes. The young coaches connect with the recruits, and the coaches seem to rely more on their own assessments rather than recruiting websites.

BigWindyCane1

Gaytor vs Gaytor

such a bitch move putting something in a persons gas tank

https://deadspin.com/report-escalating-beef-leads-to-former-nfl-wideout-jab-1827381515

Posted by: TJL | July 15, 2018 at 04:54 PM

Crazy story. The both attended Raines High School (Michael Pinkney’s alma matter) in Jacksonville at the same time, and Gaffney has several relatives that played at UF and the NFL going back to the 1970s. Gaffney comes from a football family. Shameful!

TJL

Gaytor vs Gaytor

such a bitch move putting something in a persons gas tank

https://deadspin.com/report-escalating-beef-leads-to-former-nfl-wideout-jab-1827381515

Terrance Sullivan

UMike sounds great Brotha.

UMike

TSully, my son, our friend Jason (who you know from GT) and myself will be down for the FSU game..so may be getting with you on hotel arrangements

Terrance Sullivan

Ha Thanks UMike. I meant 220.

Go Canes!!

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Article/Miami-Hurricanes-Football-Recruiting-Watch-Why-Miamis-Paradise-Camp-Has-Been-A-Huge-Success-119815423/

UMike

Section 2220 seems a bit far from the field

IraqiCane

Thanks Terrance!

Terrance Sullivan

IraqiCane we are sitting in Section 219. So you might want to get Section 2220. Seat Geek website. But 86 might can further expound on this. Also if you need a Hotel Room I have rooms booked.

Herbieibis

I'd like to be able to judge what Richt can really do once this team is nothing but his players. Still not completely sold on him as an O-play caller but we have weapons and talent on offense, where there is no excuse, except for the back-up QB once Rosier flops and he will flop at some point.

Herbieibis

Look, Smart did what any good coach does, he coached his team up and they won. Yes the SEC East was week but they won the games they had to win and all the while with a greenhorn QB. Yes he had some of Richt's recruit but they won. Richt went 10-3 with some of Golden's recruits. At the end of the day the schemes and coaching matters+ talent.

IraqiCane

Hey y’all I just found out hat my leave date got changed and now I’ll be home for the LSU game in Dallas. I wanted to know where everyone is seated before I buy tickets. And also if anyone on the space may have tickets to sell via PayPal???

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Go Canes!!

Posted by: SinisterCane | July 14, 2018 at 03:15 PM

Almost as much as you clown them when they’re winning.

SinisterCane

I have no faith in NoO until I see a fundamentally sound football team.

LOL y'all crowning' No O while on a 3 game skid

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