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58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

BigWindyCane1

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UM coach Mark Richt said on Monday that Gray is “the guy who has probably helped himself more than anybody this camp. He’s not done playing tailback here for us.’’

Posted by: Go Canes!! | August 14, 2018 at 02:42 PM

I hope you are right. I saw Choc play as a running QB at Carol City high school. I recall that Choc was a three star who barely qualified at UM, but he was as good, if not better, than any RB I saw that year, including Yearby and Cook. Gray is big and fast. He broke long runs on every team he faced, although he was raw as a RB and probably lacked ideal vision. I always heard that Gray didn't work as hard in certain areas. But no one could ever question is athletic ability.

CMR and his staff have clearly done a great job with Choc. Now that Choc is a fifth-year senior, I hope things finally work out for him because he has rare NFL-level talent.

MLAlumni1970

Anyone on the Atlantic Coast having any issues with red tide? As most of you know, I am now homesteaded in Satellite Beach.

Go Canes!!

It's August, so it's time once again for a Choc is a beast story. Would absolutely love to see him have a great end to his career here:


UM 240-lb back is ‘a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine.’ And all he wants to do is run
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@miamiherald.com


August 14, 2018 01:56 PM

University of Miami tailback/fullback Trayone Gray, a popular fifth-year senior out of Miami Carol City High, goes by the nickname ‘Choc’ — short for Chocolate — and according to fellow tailback DeeJay Dallas runs a lot faster than his 6-2, 240-pound frame might suggest.

“Right now he’s a Mack Truck with a Ferrari engine,’’ said Dallas of Gray after Tuesday’s practice.

“Choc is big. He’s the strongest in our room, one of the fastest in our room. He might not look fast but Choc is fast. He’s like 240 and that’s like a Mack Truck. He brings the juice.’’

Gray might be one of the elder statesmen of these Hurricanes, but he said Tuesday he feels younger than ever. After sitting out 2016 because of reconstructive knee surgery to repair a torn anterior collateral ligament, Gray only played in five games last season, rushing seven times for 42 yards.

His career rushing numbers: 36 carries in 16 games for 211 yards (5.9 yards a carry) and three touchdowns.

Gray began practicing at fullback this past April but will play also play tailback, offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said.

“Feels like I’m younger,’’ Gray said. “I feel more healthy. I got stronger [and] I got faster thanks to the strength staff. I’m just competing every day, trying to do my job, study the playbook and keep pushing.

“...Wherever coach needs me to go, that’s where I’m going to go.’’

Gray, who was a quarterback at Carol City, ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in 2015 as the No. 3 back behind Joseph Yearby and Mark Walton. He had 24 yards and a touchdown on six carries his freshman season in 2014.


If you’re wondering about that nickname, Gray explained its genesis in 2015.


“Choc came from my mama,’’ he said. “When I was a baby I didn’t really want no bottle or nothing. I just ate a lot of chocolate. No bottle. So she just named me chocolate. I just ate chocolate candy. I [did not] like milk.’’

UM coach Mark Richt said on Monday that Gray is “the guy who has probably helped himself more than anybody this camp. He’s not done playing tailback here for us.’’

Go Canes!!

More great news at DT position:’

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article216509200.html

AeroCane

Good morning my Canespace friends!
If you get a chance read the herald article regarding TE Gesicki. You'd swear they were discussing Jordan and Mallory!

TruCane81

The difference is, CMR doesn’t hype. He’s not shanon or the last group.

Posted by: AfriCane | August 12, 2018 at 10:15 PM

This.

That’s one thing about him I like. When he says something, he usually means it.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: CaneRock | August 13, 2018 at 10:58 PM

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

BigWindyCane

Per BARRY JACKSON:
“Brevin Jordan is taking lot of first team snaps for UM at TE. Richt says Jordan in Chris Herndon spot; Will Mallory in position previously played here by David Njoku.“

BigWindyCane

I hope the statement made by Jon Richt and JT in the Sun Sentinel are right CaneRock, that Rosier has taken that next step to becoming a better QB. The Canes offense deserve it.

CaneRock

“He’s more accurate,’’ receiver Jeff Thomas says. “He’s making passes he couldn’t last year.”

His reading of defenses improved with study. Case in point: Saturday’s intra-squad scrimmage, where he got to the line for what designed as a quick, red-zone play over the middle. He saw no blitz coming and a traffic jam in the middle. He slowed down the offense, changed the play to his outsider receivers.

He threw a touchdown to Lawrence Cager.

“Perfect call, perfect pass,’’ Cager said.

“He wouldn’t have done that a year ago,’’ quarterback coach Jon Richt said.

Most every day it’s something. Rosier pointed to the last practice where he yelled at a receiver who didn’t win on a slant across the middle. Jon Richt pointed to a recent practice where the offense ran a staggering 150 plays before working on red-zone offense to finish out – and then looked too tired in the red-zone work.

“He let them have it, said, ‘This is where we’ve win,’ ‘’ Jon Richt said. “That’s what we need from him.”

It's His team..."

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-hyde-hurricanes-20180813-story.html

58 Straight

BWC...agree 100%.

BigWindyCane

Happy to see the creation of the striker position in Manny’s scheme. Last season, I thought teams tried to expose LBs in coverage by spreading the Canes out. Many teams did try to pick on Zach McCloud and they found some success.

Now, the new striker position allows McCloud along with the other four players—De'Andre Wilder, Mike Smith, Derrick Smith, and Romeo Finley- to really cover guys and adjust to what opposing OCs are trying to do to the Canes. It’s frustrating to watch the Canes play good solid defense everywhere, except that position being consistently exposed.

This defense can be a lot better with the striker position. I also see that those strikers look a lot bigger since last season. This can be a special defense this season. I think they will be better than last season

58 Straight

Soup
Red tide may be spreading toward Pinellas. Concentrations have ticked upward.

Posted by: Old Skool | August 13, 2018 at 12:41 PM

I think that was last week when the wind direction was different. We had none in Madeira Beach and northward. It was stuck down in Manatee, in the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Winds are now NW pushing it back south I believe?

58 Straight

Native...share the spoils plundering of our natural resources. Our pay the penalties of you debauchery!

NativeCane

We were snorkeling about 3 miles out from Weeki Wachee in the gulf 8 hours a day for last 3 days. No ill effects but several gallons of delicious scallops.

Old Skool

9 dolphins dead so far in Sarasota and Venice
Hope it doesn't get as bad as Tampa Bay's outbreak in the 70's. Driving across the Courtney Campbell surrounded by acres of rotting fish was gag inducing.

roachcane77

Red Tide was/is HORRIBLE in our area. Ground Zero is Englewood Beach and Boca Grande.

We get occasional reprieves when the wind comes out of the East, but it's really sad. The amount, and variety of dead wildlife washing up on our shores is just unimaginable.

(SOUP did you get my recent emails at your @aol account?)

raizecane

Concentrations have ticked upward.

Posted by: Old Skool | August 13, 2018 at 12:41 PM

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referring to green grass and high tides....forever?

Old Skool

Soup
Red tide may be spreading toward Pinellas. Concentrations have ticked upward.

Old Skool

Warning soccer highlight...

What a play!
Rooney prevents an open net goal, then makes a game winning pass. All in about 10 seconds

https://tinyurl.com/y99maelm

BigWindyCane1

Per Herald:

▪ True freshman tight end Brevin Jordan took passes from Rosier, followed by true freshman Will Mallory and sophomore Brian Polendey taking passes from Perry.

BigWindyCane1

Stefan Adams; Brevin Jordan is working with the ones today over Brian Polendey (twos) and Will Mallory (threes) #Canes #theU

Posted by: Go Canes!! | August 13, 2018 at 09:53 AM

Jordan seems poised to win the job with Irvin out, and since CMR has decided to make that decision while it is still early in camp, Jordan playing with the #1s will help him tremendously. Mallory might also have a legitimate chance to play this season. The issue for young TEs is always blocking.

In teaching Jordan and Mallory, Hartley should put in that tape of Herndon from last three seasons. I absolutely love the way Herndon played the TE position at UM - blocking, route-running, catching - Herndon was the complete package.

Go Canes!!

Stefan Adams; Brevin Jordan is working with the ones today over Brian Polendey (twos) and Will Mallory (threes) #Canes #theU

58 Straight

RoachCane...how bad was/is the red tide in your area? Getting better or worse?

Terrance Sullivan

Good morning AeroCane

AeroCane

Like I said I took 2 things from this No major injuries and a lot of players got plenty of reps and playing in the home Stadium after that it's fluff.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 12, 2018 at 08:45 PM

Good morning and absolutely. Anybody who thinks different is incorrect!

CaneRock

And while these freshmen TEs are talented with their pass catching, they gotta grow up quick with their blocking. Hopefully Polendey keeps steppin' up like Richt said He has to take some pressure off they young'ins.

CaneRock

I am curious as to who dropped passes though. My guess is the second and third team receivers.

Posted by: BigWindyCane | August 12, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Harley dropped three of em'. Might be one less DB Rumph has to recruit.

#Butterfingers

AfriCane

The difference is, CMR doesn’t hype. He’s not shanon or the last group.

58 Straight

Also, CMR is very pleased with Donaldson at RT.

Posted by: BigWindyCane | August 12, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Watch the games, don't listen to the hype.

58 Straight

Rosier had 2 TD's and 0 Int's in the scrimmage!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 11, 2018 at 11:08 PM

#BestQuarterbackEver

Terrance Sullivan

Like I said I took 2 things from this No major injuries and a lot of players got plenty of reps and playing in the home Stadium after that it's fluff.

thirstybuzzardcane

Sound like the OL will be a lot better than I was thinking.

BigWindyCane

Per Miami Herald:
“▪ ”Our No. 1 unit protected, I thought, very well,’’ said Richt, who was pleased with the starting O-line. The No. 2 offensive line? Not so much. The coach said starting right tackle Navaughn Donaldson was doing “much better.

“I really feel good about him at right tackle now.’’

Richt also praised right guard Hayden Mahoney, and said that freshman guard DJ Scaife “is probably the sixth guy’’ now among linemen.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article216140210.html#storylink=cpy

Terrance Sullivan

Yesssss Yesssss Yesssss Roach Cane!

BigWindyCane

Also, CMR is very pleased with Donaldson at RT.

BigWindyCane

It starts in the trenches. One thing that surprised me is that freshman from SOUTHRIDGE HS Delonte Scaife is clearly the #6 OL at different positions, ahead of Boulware, Gaynor and Brown. That is actually a good sign.

On DL, it’s good to hear that Silvera will play. I read good things about the DL. Apparently, CMR seems to suggest the #1defense was dominant, as they should have been against the #2 offense. Still, it’s hard to read anything into the competition at different positions without seeing the scrimmage

In the passing game, it appears that Richards is back better than ever. I am curious as to who dropped passes though. My guess is the second and third team receivers. CMR seems to hint that both freshmen TEs will play. Hopefully, Cager’s two TD catches signals as new credible red zone weapon. I hope this also signals that Rosier will eliminate the turnovers.

roachcane77

Only thing I took from the the First Scrimmage was no major injuries. After that it was just fluff lol. We will find out September 2nd in Arlington Texas.
Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 12, 2018 at 07:08 AM

YUP! 100%

NO MORE INJURIES!

Let's Go CANES!

Terrance Sullivan

And All Strings got equal reps. So that's good as well.

Terrance Sullivan

Only thing I took from the the First Scrimmage was no major injuries. After that it was just fluff lol. We will find out September 2nd in Arlington Texas.

thirstybuzzardcane

Post game interview.

https://youtu.be/eZ5xXC7bTsA

CoCane

Nosier had 2 td no int (against the 2nd team). I'll take that. I hope his play makes me stop calling him Nosier.

From the reports, Perry is THE #2 and improving. He got praised tonight. Apparently, Weldon crumbled under the pressure...

Perry is making moves

thirstybuzzardcane

This has nothing to do with the scrimmage performance, but I think next year Weldon will be our starting QB.

thirstybuzzardcane

Richt said there were too many dropped passes.

thirstybuzzardcane

Richt is not posting stats. He doesn't want to give anyone ideas of who's doing what.

thirstybuzzardcane

Rosier had 2 TD's and 0 Int's in the scrimmage!

AfriCane

Danny Isidora is starting for the Vikings tonight.

SinisterCane

#AnybodybutNosier

HillviewCane

Philosophy question. Do people prefer 1s vs 1s or 1s vs 2s in these scrimmages?

BigWindyCane

First Fall scrimmage at the Hard Rock today. Closed to the media, but we should receive some post scrimmage stats. Rosier should put up bigger numbers than the backup because the #1 offense plays against the #2 defense and the #2 offense plays against the #1 defense.

This is tailor made for Rosier to shine. I would like to see Rosier complete 80%, but 70% should be a minimum completion percentage. Also will look for the offensive line to get the running game going and keep the sacks down.

TonyCane

Despicable. This garbage needs to stop, or it will be one more nail in footballs coffin. Ridiculous. Did they also deny water to players too? After all, we wouldn't want to show weakness, would we Maryland? How many college wrestlers, basketball players, or basketball players die each season in camp? One is too many!

Maryland's program does not deserve sanctions as a program - the players are not at fault - but the coaches and admin should get a lifetime show cause for this stuff.

TJL

They would be screaming for the death penalty if it were the U:


http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24342005/maryland-terrapins-football-culture-toxic-coach-dj-durkin

thirstybuzzardcane

I highly doubt this!

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/usa-today-ranks-university-of-miami-hurricanes-as-fourth-most-likable-team-in-america-10611760

58 Straight

ping

TJL

ping

CaneRock

Good coaching points on staying low by Brown. He's gonna be a HC one day, has that mentality.

thirstybuzzardcane

LMAO!!!

58 Straight

TBC...I sure hope so. I will be changing seats every time he kicks so that should be the lucky charm?

#CantWatch

#HopeForTheBest

thirstybuzzardcane

He better be right about Feagles. He was a huge disappointment last year!

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/college-football/freshman-kicker-bubba-baxa-everything-that-thought-would-and-other-hurricanes-special-teams-stuff-know/nJM3LKqJRsaiVFahACJPFI/amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

58 Straight

Great video Roach. I may have to cut the RB coach some slack. Seemed like excellent coaching tips to me, but hey, what do I know?

thirstybuzzardcane

Excellent Roach! Season can't get here soon enough!

roachcane77

Just saw this on FB from 2018 Spring Football.

Coach Thomas Brown. AWESOME work ethic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arDXi3Yyzrw

Getting PSYCHED for Game DAY!

thirstybuzzardcane

👆👆👆 LMAO!!!!

HawaiiCane

The LSU kids are scared to play the Canes, so they are finding any way they can to get out of it... whether it’s an injury or a felony!!! LOL #BEATLSU

thirstybuzzardcane

Pickney is hurt too. He's in a walking boot. Nothing serious though!

https://twitter.com/smillerdegnan/status/1027346460713656320?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

Another one goes down @ LSU. What's wrong with these kids?!?!?!

https://www.andthevalleyshook.com/platform/amp/2018/8/8/17669198/2018-lsu-football-tyler-taylor-suspended-arrest-theft?utm_campaign=andthevalleyshook&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

thirstybuzzardcane

Just received my tickets! Wooooooooo!

58 Straight

Please, proceed . . .

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 08, 2018 at 01:58 PM

Be Calm And Cane On!

58 Straight

I would expect Langham maybe even Cager and Njoku in certain sets.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 08, 2018 at 03:56 PM

SHHHhhhhhhh...not so LOUD!

#DoUWannaKnowASecret

#IfUPromiseNotToTell

58 Straight

Glad to read that CMR is focused on the "money plays" in third down and red zone. If the Canes can improve in those areas, this offense can really be prolific and take some of the pressure off of the defense.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | August 08, 2018 at 01:51 PM

I agree 100%. But what will coach CHANGE to make that happen? U can't just wish it to be so, you have to MAKE it so!

Terrance Sullivan

I would expect Langham maybe even Cager and Njoku in certain sets.

thirstybuzzardcane

Any chance we'll see Langham lining up at TE? I bet they'll be some packages for him.

thirstybuzzardcane

LMAO!

Posted by: 58 Straight | August 06, 2018 at 05:21 PM

Agreed - LOL!! Almost fell out of my chair laughing

Posted by: CGNC | August 08, 2018 at 01:10 PM

Glad I could be the brunt of your laughter!

orange 'n green in the vein

Any remaining fatso slurper getting punched on around here gets funnier every day.

Please, proceed . . .

BigWindyCane1

The Canes don't need Rosier to be great, just game manager who makes the plays given and doesn't make mistakes.

I have seen enough of Richards to know that when he is healthy, he is good enough to erase a lot of QB mistakes. New editions like Pope, are also that good (or have the potential to become that good), and Thomas and several others look good enough to make a lot of plays. Right now, Rosier has weapons at WR, but TE seems a little weak at this point. I wonder if the freshmen aren't ready, if they consider moving Langham, Cager or Njoku closer to the line of scrimmage on passing downs. This summer Langham looked big enough to be a tight end.

Glad to read that CMR is focused on the "money plays" in third down and red zone. If the Canes can improve in those areas, this offense can really be prolific and take some of the pressure off of the defense.

CGNC

Both TBC and WWIN will later concur and agree that the incompletion was due to Richt's play-calling.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | August 06, 2018 at 04:00 PM

LMAO!

Posted by: 58 Straight | August 06, 2018 at 05:21 PM

Agreed - LOL!! Almost fell out of my chair laughing

raizecane


Irvin out with injury...young TE's need to step up...and they will

Posted by: UMike | August 08, 2018 at 11:04 AM

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They are saying major knee injury. Out at least 4 months. poor kid.

UMike

Irvin out with injury...young TE's need to step up...and they will

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 58 Straight | August 07, 2018 at 08:40 PM

My bad, I thought that whole thing earlier was about upcoming season tix.

raizecane


Felder and Bellamy are proving to me how valuable the strength, conditioning and nutrition aspects of a successful football program truly is.

Posted by: BigWindyCane | August 07, 2018 at 11:07 PM

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I think Al Golden had Haagen and Dazs

BigWindyCane

This is where I miss Al Golden the most. He was great at making players bigger, fatter and slower. Man I miss that, I really do.

NOT!

Posted by: 58 Straight | August 07

LOL. CMR listened to you and the Canespace bloggers and he brought in Gus Felder and Kyle Bellamy. Felder and Bellamy are proving to me how valuable the strength, conditioning and nutrition aspects of a successful football program truly is.

58 Straight

Strength, conditioning and nutrition programs are definitely creating noticeable differences in players across the board.

Posted by: BigWindyCane | August 07, 2018 at 08:56 PM

This is where I miss Al Golden the most. He was great at making players bigger, fatter and slower. Man I miss that, I really do.

NOT!

BigWindyCane

According to Diaz, he is feeling better about defensive tackle, cornerback and safety this season from a pure talent perspective. Diaz claims that the Canes are deeper at these positions than they have been lately.

I have to agree from a visual perspective. I saw some Canes during summer camps, and I was amazed. Position by position, players improved physically. Freshmen got a lot bigger and more muscular. Returning players get more muscular and ripped. I didn’t recognize many of them.

Strength, conditioning and nutrition programs are definitely creating noticeable differences in players across the board. The Canes look bigger and more in shape across the board at every position. Players have noticeably gotten better physically across the board. We will see how that translates into playing games in less than a month, but they really look good.

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article215847225.html

58 Straight

That is for the season tickets.

NOT the Advocare Game in Dallas dummy!

Terrance Sullivan

Yesssss indeed everyone got that email.

thirstybuzzardcane

Everyone got that email!

toledocane

Will be watching the UT game from a suite on the 50 yard line. Gonna be fun decked out in Canes gear :)

Go Canes!!

Soup why did I get this email yesterday??

Thank you for being a 2018 Miami Hurricanes Football Season Ticket Holder.

We have started the process of mailing season tickets via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking information will be sent in a separate email directly from USPS on the date your tickets are mailed.

If you have purchased season parking, it will be sent under separate cover. Tracking information will be sent once the mailing date is finalized.

Please contact the Hurricanes Ticket Office by phone at 1-800-G0-CANES or via e-mail at canestix@miami.edu if you have any questions regarding your shipment.

We look forward to seeing you at Hard Rock Stadium on September 8.

Terrance Sullivan

Glad U got the tickets ML! Go Canes!

Go Canes!!

That’s going to be a great atmosphere ML! Has to be one of the biggest games they’ve ever had there.

Enjoy!

MLAlumni1970

I Just got my 2 tickets for the Toledo game. $172 for 2. The Canes sections were all sold out. Can't believe it. She said the whole stadium will be sold out by next week. Hard to believe, really. But, it's like Notre Dame. Every team wants to beat us, which is good. Nice to be hated!!!
GO CANES!!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff!

NativeCane

Canespace, a little drinking blog with a Cane problem!

Go Canes!!!

Go Canes!!

I am so, so, so hopeful he has a huge year, but everyone would have to acknowedge it's a concern when a fifth year senior is still talking about mechanics and accuracy.


Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier knows he’s not perfect. He’s working on it

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@miamiherald.com

August 06, 2018 02:16 PM

University of Miami quarterback Malik Rosier knows he’s not perfect.

Be assured that he’s working on it.

And be assured that Rosier took a deep, cleansing breath when he learned on July 18 that coach Mark Richt made it official in every way except, perhaps, with a printed depth chart, that the fifth-year senior would be the starting quarterback in 2018 — or at least for the Sept. 2 opener against LSU.


Rosier broke into a smile and took a few seconds to quietly laugh

“I think it was kind of a sigh of relief,” he said.

Rosier, however, is not letting up. Anything but. After throwing 10 of his 14 interceptions during the last six weeks of UM’s 2017 campaign, he knew he’d have to improve his accuracy to have a shot at leading the Canes again. He threw for 3,120 yards and 26 touchdowns last season and ran for another 468 yards and five scores.

But those picks...

He said Monday that one of his shortcomings last season was not grasping the total on-field picture.

“Sometimes I would kind of get funneled into seeing one side of the field,’’ Rosier said, “and now I’m seeing the whole field. It’s a lot better.

“The receivers are making plays for me all over the field and I told them guys, ‘I’m going to protect you. You’ve just got to catch the ball.’’’

Those receivers are as plentiful and talented as they’ve been in many years, Rosier confirmed.

“You don’t have guys tiring out,’’ he said. “You go from Ahmmon [Richards] to Darrell [Langham] to Evidence [Njoku] to [Dee] Wiggins at X; You’ve got got [Lawrence] Cager, [Mark] Pope, [Brian] Hightower at Z; Jeff [Thomas], [Mike] Harley and Quez [Ezzard] at Y.


“We’ve got guys that can move, we’ve got guys that can play, so, I think the best thing here now [is] we’ve got fresh guys coming in every play. Now we don’t have to worry about getting someone hurt or someone being fatigued as much.”

The two specifics, according to Rosier, that Richt and personal quarterbacks coach David Morris have stressed repeatedly regarding how to improve his accuracy:

▪ Shortening his throwing motion

▪ Reducing his stride

“Sometimes I overstride, which gets my body wide, gets my arm down and [Morris] said, I’m starting to overthrow balls. Those were the two biggest things I worked on,” Rosier said.

“My accuracy, it’s not even me being accurate, all the guys are accurate. I’m pretty sure Cade [Weldon] was throwing 80 percent yesterday. Kosi [Perry] was in the 70s. I was like in the 70s-plus.

“We have guys…it’s not even me, it’s like, everybody, Jarren [Williams] —we’re competing, man. And it’s so good to know that, like the guys behind me, if something happens to me we’re going to have a guy that can step up and make plays.”

Rosier will be pushed this season by redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, neither of whom have played in a college game. And then there’s true freshman Jarren Williams, who had an impressive spring and became the newest darling of Hurricanes fans.

“Even though I’m the starter,’’ he said, “if I come out and have a bad day, [Richt] can be like, ‘Hey, listen, Kosi’s the guy, or Cade’s the guy. I can’t just let my guard down. I still have to compete, still have to come out here and show these guys that I am the guy and I can be the starter.”

Rosier, who looks thicker and stronger at 6-1 and 212 pounds, said he’s “100-percent’’ healthy after playing through serious shoulder pain the last part of the season.

What Rosier wants to prove most at this point, after failing to lead the Canes to victory not only against Pittsburgh in the regular-season finale, but against Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game and Wisconsin in the Capital One Orange Bowl, is that he can win the big ones.

“People know I can win,’’ he said, “but I feel like the bigger games you win, the more noticed you get.

“And it’s not even just me. I feel like we went a long way and we did something that Miami’s never done, but we didn’t finish right. That’s the chip on my shoulder.

“It’s also my last year. I’m trying to leave a legacy. I’m trying to leave my last statement as ‘Hey, we won the ACC Championship, hey, we played for the national championship.’

“ I want to bring Miami back because we’ve got the talent to do it.”

58 Straight

Nemo for the WIN!

#Winning

TonyCane

This song sums it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEbE3fGfF-o

LSU 3 MIAMI 40

nemo2002

Guess who just got back today
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven't changed that much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

The boys are back in town
(The boys are back in town)
The boys are back in town
(The boys are back in town again)

thirstybuzzardcane

Both TBC and WWIN will later concur and agree that the incompletion was due to Richt's play-calling.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | August 06, 2018 at 04:00 PM

I'm glad your starting to see it that way as well!

BigWindyCane1

We’re going to beat them convincingly.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | August 06, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Canes 34 - Tigers 13

Posted by: 58 Straight | August 06, 2018 at 05:20 PM

I like it. Go Canes! CF Playoff here we come!

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