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October 07, 2018

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WWIN

Aero...

Thanks for doing the lord's work while I was out!

SOUP

New Blog Is Up!

TruCane81

The Pillage, AfriCane.

THE PILLAGE!

AfriCane

This might be our best defense ever. Look at the horses on this team. U all won’t realize it until draft day. I mean, we r talking, joe Johnson, Gavin, Jaquan johnson, Willis in the middle, michael Jackson. It’s fucking crazy to compile all this motherfuckers on the same defense. And even bandy is a head hunter. I mean, it’s Some sick shit!

Go Canes!!

He makes elite throws:

https://twitter.com/miami_dau/status/1049816688672292864?s=12

Canes4life

Does Richards and malek count against the 85 scholarship players?

thirstybuzzardcane

Como???

Linebacker Zach McCloud also has lost playing time; his 114 snaps are less than Finley’s 106

Posted by: Old Skool | October 09, 2018 at 05:31 PM


He's a journalist not a mathematician!

Old Skool

Como???

Linebacker Zach McCloud also has lost playing time; his 114 snaps are less than Finley’s 106

Go Canes!!

The best and worst, the biggest surprises and more from UM football at halfway point
BY BARRY JACKSON

Assessing Canes football and handing out awards at the season’s halfway point, with UM standing at 5-1 and 16th in the AP poll:


▪ Best players: 1) Gerald Willis. The defensive tackle has been a menace; his 12.5 tackles for loss are second in the nation. He not only has emerged as a high-end NFL draft prospect but has more than compensated for the early departures of Kendrick Norton and Richard McIntosh Jr.

2) Jeff Thomas. The most electrifying player UM has had this decade; no wonder Mark Richt was giddy when getting his letter of intent in January 2017. He’s second in the country in yards per catch at 24.7 and has 17 plays of 20 or more yards.

3) Joe Jackson. The junior defensive end has five sacks, an interception return for a touchdown and has done good work setting the edge in the running game.

4) Jonathan Garvin. Jackson’s partner in chaos has two fumble recoveries, 3.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss (tied for fourth in the country) and three passes defended.

5) Jaquan Johnson. The senior safety, who would be higher on this list if he hadn’t missed two games, had five tackles on FSU’s first series Saturday, despite leaving the game briefly after making a big hit. The glue of this defense.

▪ Most improved besides Willis and Thomas: 1) Quarterback N’Kosi Perry. Erratic in practice last year and during spring ball but now emerging as an efficient, dynamic threat at quarterback. Has 11 touchdown throws, three interceptions.


2) Romeo Finley. Gone from an afterthought to a key piece of the defense in the new striker position. Has allowed only two completions for 27 yards this season.

3)Safety Sheldrick Redwine. Rebounded from poor close to last season with two interceptions, two sacks and excellent play in the defensive backfield.

4) Guard Hayden Mahoney. UM’s most consistent offensive lineman.

5) DeeJay Dallas. Averaged 6.4 yards per carry and essentially forced coaches to use him as a 1A, rather than a No. 2, behind Travis Homer.

▪ Best achievement: UM ranking second in total defense (237 yards allowed per game), third in pass defense and first in third down conversions (19.8 percent) and tackles for loss and 23rd in scoring defense.

▪ Most improved area: Third-down conversions on both sides of the ball. UM has gone from 125th on offense on third down last season to 35th this season. Defensively, UM has gone from 75th to first in that area.

▪ The Malik Rosier most exasperating award: To receiver Lawrence Cager, for following awful plays (including three drops Saturday) with awesome ones (two fourth-down touchdowns). He has 12 receptions all season but six are for touchdowns.

▪ Biggest non-injury related disappointment/concern: Offensive line. Mark Richt said when he arrived, the position group that was furthest away from national championship level was offensive line, tackle in particular.

Alas, 32 games into his UM tenure, that’s still the case, though he insisted this week that the group has improved. But center Tyler Gauthier was blunt: “We got out tails kicked most of the game against FSU.”

Tyree St. Louis and Navaughn Donaldson are pretty good tackles against many teams. But against elite defensive lines (LSU and FSU), they don’t quite measure up – one reason why UM on Tuesday continued its FSU game experiment of having D.J. Scaife at right tackle and moved Donaldson to right guard.

At the moment, the team’s most consistent offensive lineman is overachieving Mahoney — whose only other offers were Akron, Elon, Boston College and Old Dominion.

Richt keeps saying this UM line is going to be very good when freshmen Scaife, Cleveland Reed and John Campbell are ready. That day needs to be sooner rather than later. And why isn’t four-star Kai Leon Herbert any factor? On Zalon’tae Hillery? Disappointing.

▪ Boldest move: Switching to Perry after a five-touchdown game by Rosier against Toledo. Richt hasn’t wanted to compare Perry with Rosier in conversations with local reporters, but ABC’s Brock Huard said coaches told him they believe Perry has more athleticism than Rosier and is a “more natural, accurate passer.” And we’re told UM wasn’t happy because Rosier left too many plays on the field.

▪ Best in coverage: Redwine, who has allowed only two of 10 passes thrown against him to be caught, for 23 yards, with two interceptions, per Herald correspondent Daniel Gould. Top corner Michael Jackson has allowed 9 of 23 to be caught, for 153.

▪ Biggest surprises beyond Perry’s midseason rise to the starting quarterback job: 1) Lack of playing time for the two five-star players on the roster: running back Lorenzo Lingard (26 offensive snaps) and receiver Mark Pope (53).

Pope and four-star Marquez Ezzard (19 offensive snaps) have played much less than the two freshmen receivers who were there for spring ball — Dee Wiggins and Brian Hightower, who each have 138 offensive snaps, per Gould.

2) Defensive end Demetrius Jackson’s reduced role. Once UM’s best run-stopping end, his 41 snaps are far less than Scott Patchan’s 108. Linebacker Zach McCloud also has lost playing time; his 114 snaps are less than Finley’s 106, Mike Pinckney’s 287 and Shaq Quarterman’s 250.

▪ Saddest news: Richards’ career-ending neck injury. And to a lesser extent, major, possibly season-ending injuries to freshman end Gregory Rousseau and tight end Michael Irvin Jr.

▪ FYI: The natural freshmen with the most offensive or defensive snaps, in order: Tight end Brevin Jordan 352, Hightower and Wiggins 138 apiece, tight end Will Mallory 118, Scaife 112.


Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article219546055.html#storylink=cpy

Terrance Sullivan

Congrats James Johnson!

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: HawaiiCane | October 09, 2018 at 01:10 PM

Only because he plays more than the human floor mat #77 Jones. But really though, Searels has yet to impress me, and imo, there has been enough talent, but he just sucks at coaching them. McDermott, St. Louis & Darling have talent and they didnt /havent look/looked like it under Searels. He also cant recruit a positions of need.

Old Skool

ESPN reporting that Phoenix Suns will likely make James Jones their next general manager. Yepp, that James Jones.

Sinistercane1

The Team Captains for 13 Oct 2018 are:

OL Hayen Mahoney LOLOLOLOLOL
RB Travis Homer
WR Jeff Thomas
DB Jaquan Johnson

86Cane

Or worse, run, run, run, punt.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 09, 2018 at 02:01 PM

Or worse, run, run, run, SHANK.

FIFY

TonyCane

I don’t see Williams transferring. Put it this way...with Miami’s plethora of weapons and year two growth...it’s possible Perry goes pro after 2019. That leaves Williams with three years as the potential starter.

I’m not certain how Richt is perceived as messing up, apart from not getting a QB so far for the 2019 class.

Sinistercane1

Miami is now NO. 100 in kick-off return defense and dig this, NO. 125 in punt return defense. Man, there's only " 129 teams " at the FBS level.

Terrance Sullivan

I believe Perry and Williams will be here. next year regardless. With Malik graduating and a likely Cade Transfer that opens up 2 spots so expect a QB taken in this 2019 class and possibly a grad transfer for depth purposes. I expect us to have a 4 deep at QB in 2019 as well and the following years going forward.

TruCane81

Well maybe it would be after watching run, run, pass, punt.

Or worse, run, run, run, punt.

That crap doesn’t just disappear into the nether regions.

People watch it and take note.

TruCane81

It should not have been a hard sell to convince a 3 Star juco guy to compete with Malik and a bunch of freshman for the starting job throwing to our plethora of weapons.

TruCane81

Yep.

I know everyone wants the blue chippers, but sometimes you just have to take the best body you can get on campus.

Take a chance on some unheralded guys and develop them. If it doesn’t work out, give em transfer waivers.

But the qb room could get nightmarish next season and it was completely preventable.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | October 09, 2018 at 01:38 PM

The loser of any Perry/Williams QB battle next year will as well.

They dropped the ball on this pretty bad imo.

Terrance Sullivan

I fully expect Cade Weldon to transfer so we definitely need to take a QB in this recruiting cycle this season.

thirstybuzzardcane


UM’s Offensive Cordinator touched me in HS can we fire him now???

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | October 09, 2018 at 01:34 PM


LMAO!!!!

Sinistercane1

UM’s Offensive Cordinator touched me in HS can we fire him now???

Go Canes!!

Posted by: HawaiiCane | October 09, 2018 at 01:10 PM


https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article219546185.html

HawaiiCane

I saw a posting on Rivals or something where Hayden Mahoney said he was" disappointed with the OL's play"... I hope that was a introspective look because he was the biggest opportunity of them all on Saturday!

86Cane

I have literally told Soup how to sell a house and generate leads. lol

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 09, 2018 at 12:52 PM

#FACT

86Cane

"Miami QB Cade Weldon will miss four games, which includes this past Saturday’s game against Florida State in addition to the next three games, due to a violation of team rules."

Bye bye love,
So long happiness,
Hello loneliness,
I think I'm gona cry,
Goodbye my love, goodbye...

HawaiiCane

^^^^Hahahaha

Sarasota 'cane


Us telling CMR how to coach is like me telling Soup how to sell a house....

Posted by: raizecane | October 09, 2018 at 11:25 AM

I have literally told Soup how to sell a house and generate leads. lol

thirstybuzzardcane

Miami's offensive inconsistency is an easy fix. Run more guys in motion and use the middle of the field. Umike is right, Richt only does it when Miami has to.

TruCane81

But I will always maintain.....

The stakes, breadth and depth of responsibilities is what makes it so easy to lose your way.

You miss the the forest for the trees because you are responsible for every leaf, twig, stone, and speck of dirt.

TruCane81

Dorito was playing chess too, I guess.

But I see what you are getting at.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 09, 2018 at 12:14 PM

The difference is when it comes to life dads play chess, kids play checkers.

Just look at all the moving parts CMR has had to deal with this offseason at just the QB position.

Latest example, Weldon suspended yet again.

Yes his play calling can at times be maddening. But no one on this blog or anywhere for that matter, knows more about the inner workings, strengths, weaknesses, personalities and abilities of the guys we line up with week to week.

Terrance Sullivan

There are 130 Division 1 FBS Teams so average would be ranked around #60-70 not #10-20 but carry on with asinine average BS card you are peddling Aero. Do Better! Just Pathetic. I am cool with expecting better as we all should but claiming we are average makes the whole argument sounds idiotic. Do Better!

Terrance Sullivan

LMBAO at 5-1 being Average. Average is FSU at 3-3 lmbao. Come On Aero. U Are Bugging Out Man. I will tell U as Soup used to say Grab a beverage and go outside and get some fresh air.

Go Canes!!


@ByTimReynolds
Miami QB Cade Weldon will miss four games, which includes this past Saturday’s game against Florida State in addition to the next three games, due to a violation of team rules.

9:14 AM - 9 Oct 2018

TruCane81

It’s more like when your kids see you make a mistake at everyday activities.

Sure they don’t know more than you do, but they know enough to see when you screw up.

raizecane

Us telling CMR how to coach is like me telling Soup how to sell a house....

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 09, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Quick someone tell Soup who the coach is so he can start the guy's Facebook fan club page.

86Cane

He goes for it on 4th down not because he has a killer instinct, but because he has putrid special teams. He really doesn’t have a choice.

Posted by: BEERicane | October 09, 2018 at 06:54 AM

There IT is again.

86Cane

Your behavior is completely inappropriate and you should give a press conference apologizing for your toxic masculinity.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 08, 2018 at 09:54 PM

Press Conference set on CNN at 3 PM.

86Cane

We would bitch about something if Jesus Christ was calling the plays. It's a Cane's thing it's what we do.

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 08:23 PM

Tru Dat!

86Cane

Scott Frost is 0-5.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 08, 2018 at 08:00 PM

UCF #9

UM #15

solarcane

Brevin Jordan HS hilites
This kid was a beast in high school
Check this out for sure

https://youtu.be/Paqo-FVG05s

Go Canes!!

Posted by: AeroCane | October 09, 2018 at 08:16 AM

Yes, one year, with a whopping two two starts under his belt.

Considering that by his own admission he didn’t even understand how to read film when he got here, I’d say he’s doing very well.

Kudos to him and our staff for his rapid development.

solarcane

High school grade out and review from big time kick site


2 Baxa, Bubba TX
Baxa most recently competed at the 2017 National Scholarship Camp. He again showed blue-chip talent in July of 2017. He had a couple huge KO's and showed great focus in the FG pressure round. In May he charted two KO's that had over 4.3 seconds of hang-time. He had by far the highest charted KO of the Spring Showcase Camp Tour with a 4.5 second blast. His FG's off the ground have improved to the point where he was able to go kick for kick with the nation's best FG kickers. Baxa is a multi-sport athlete who should continue to develop in college. His upside is outstanding and his "A" ball is different from the rest of the 2018 class. His punting is solid but his overall ability on KO's and FG's is what he should focus on in college. Baxa is very competitive and has either won or been a finalist at multiple Kohl's camps during the FG competition phase of camp. His height off the ground on FG's has improved drastically this spring and he should be in contention for many All-American Teams.
Committed:

Gin & Tonic

This is not a National Championship Team.

This team does not have National Championship roster.

This team does not have National Championship talent.

This team does not have National Championship depth.

If you expect this team to perform at a National Championship level you will be disappointed.

We are moving closer to that goal with each recruiting class.

Enjoy the ride.

Real Cane Fans know when they have a National Championship Contender. This team is not.

solarcane

BEERicane is right we will lead the nation in going for it on 4th down.

We need to recruit Australia or the best soccer teams. Going with best high school kickers is straight up BS

raizecane

Raize - why didn’t he come to the U?
And yes, it would be fun to see you punting rather than who we have currently, lol

Posted by: AeroCane | October 09, 2018 at 08:20 AM

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

Aero, I am not 100 percent sure but I believe Tulane said he would be able to compete from day 1. he actually played in 8 games as a freshman. Great kid too

Both of his parents (and friends of mine)are also FSU graduates so maybe that had something to do with it. :-)

AeroCane

On another note: anyone have any good recruiting news - I would think the way the game played out, and the awesome stadium and crowd, we would hear some positive news!

AeroCane

Raize - why didn’t he come to the U?
And yes, it would be fun to see you punting rather than who we have currently, lol

AeroCane

Also GO, he’s had Perry in his system for over a year. His biggest problem, besides being his own OC, having his son be the qb Coach, is his NO URGENCY! He doesn’t seem to have an urgency to start games and I know, you will say, but we won, however, with urgency and leads early, comes getting more guys playing (ie lingard needs to be playing, Hightower needs to be playing, etc), less stress on players, fans and coaches and it lea es the refs out of the equation. You realize we were about 6 inches (on the forward pass) from losing
It is what it is - some fans are tolerant of average and just winning, others want ‘fun’, ‘aggressive’ football that also wins.
Bottom line is you’re right! 5-1 and let’s see where we go from here.

raizecane

Knew this kid before he could walk. Actually wanted to play for Miami -

https://tulanegreenwave.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1676

AeroCane


This coming from a guy who said Richt should be fired immediately after Saturdays's game if we lost.

Ok.

Posted by: Go Canes!!

YES! We didn’t hire him to lose to a crappy and poorly coached FSU team! Only you and a few others would tolerate that crap!

raizecane


NCAA Punters all colleges


236 Zach Feagles, P Miami

Im just saying

There were a couple wide receivers ranked higher in punting, Im not kidding

Posted by: solarcane | October 09, 2018 at 01:23 AM

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

I have a year of eligibility left. Should I give it a shot?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: BEERicane | October 09, 2018 at 07:01 AM

Good times....

BEERicane

I wouldn’t say anyone was really on the fire bus 🚌 at halftime. But that sucker was packing up quick after the run-run-run 3 and out after going down 20. The whole damn stadium was booing him, which at that point he frankly deserved.

Go Canes!!

If you'd read you'd see I have been critical of his play calling. He's stubborn and hard headed. Most coaches are.

But there's a ton, and i mean A TON, of things going right with this team. Our defense is talented, aggressive and ferocious. We have freshmen and sophomores tearing it up EVERYWHERE. We are 5-1 and have hopefully solved a QB issue that has completely hamstrung us.

So I'll wait and see how Perry and the playcalling evolve, if they do, before firing anyone at halftime of any game if that's ok.

BEERicane

He goes for it on 4th down not because he has a killer instinct, but because he has putrid special teams. He really doesn’t have a choice.

Go Canes!!


Posted by: AeroCane | October 09, 2018 at 06:31 AM

This coming from a guy who said Richt should be fired immediately after Saturdays's game if we lost.

Ok.

AfriCane

Aero, the guy goes for it on fourth down preety frequently. He doesn’t have a killer instinct?

AeroCane


We're 5-1 and he's beaten FSU back to back years with two different QBs making only their 2nd or 3rd starts.

CMR is doing a fine job defending himself, I don't need to say or do anything.

But you go back to saying they can't develop anyone, the honeymoon is over and he's stealing money.

Posted by: Go Canes!!

Lol
You have no credibility as you defended Golden the same way and just don’t get what most are talking about - he needs to get an OC; he needs a real qb coach; he needs more of a killer instinct from start to end!

Go Canes!!

From CIS...interesting:

Of the 20 players who got playing time on offense during the FSpoo game, 10 of them were freshman and sophomores.

Here is the list:
QB NKosi Perry RFR
HB Deejay Dallas SO
WR Jeff Thomas SO
WR Mike Harley SO
WR Brian Hightower FR
WR Daquris Wiggins FR
TE Brevin Jordan FR
TE Will Mallory FR
RG Navaughn Donaldson SO
RT Delone Scaife FR

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | October 09, 2018 at 01:23 AM

Don't know if this kid is fixable at this point. Spicer was ok, but we need someone new here this offseason.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | October 08, 2018 at 10:11 PM

We're 5-1 and he's beaten FSU back to back years with two different QBs making only their 2nd or 3rd starts.

CMR is doing a fine job defending himself, I don't need to say or do anything.

But you go back to saying they can't develop anyone, the honeymoon is over and he's stealing money.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Whats his deal solar? Yips? No one can be that bad.

solarcane

NCAA Punters all colleges


236 Zach Feagles, P Miami

Im just saying

There were a couple wide receivers ranked higher in punting, Im not kidding

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: AeroCane | October 08, 2018 at 11:31 PM

I have no answers for the years of mediocrity that the Dolphins heap on us fans. Most owners want to win, but few know how to assemble a winning team. It's a fraternity and these billionaires with no connection to the game do not know what they're doing or who they should hire.

TruCane81

Even Saban had to give up on that style of play lol.

TruCane81

see us coming in with strong offensive gameplans that get us in to the half up 7-10 points
TruCane81

Hooobouyee, that was good shid lmao!

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 11:07 PM

My bad. I meant 7-10 point leads.

Not 7-10 points total.

It ain’t 1976.

It’s hard to win like that.

AeroCane

Sota - actually it was freakin nick saben! He liked culpepper more. What a joke.
Speaking of the fins - why is Adam case not on the hot seat? He’s supposed to be a offensive wiz and we stink on offense and tannehill still sucks.

Sarasota 'cane

Any Dolphin fans watching tonight's game remember when we passed on Drew Brees cause we thought he had a bad knee? Classic Dolphins front office move! lol

solarcane

I see us coming in with strong offensive gameplans that get us in to the half up 7-10 points
TruCane81

Hooobouyee, that was good shid lmao!

AeroCane

Highest TD% of QBs with at least 75 pass attempts

1. Tua: 16.8
2. Kyler: 15.6
3. N’Kosi: 13.3
4. Haskins: 12.6
5. Grier: 11.9
6. D. King: 11.2
7. T. Lawrence: 11.1
8. Herbert: 11.0
9. Fromm: 10.5
10. James Morgan: 10.4
Posted by: Go Canes!!

Yet I bet we are by far the lowest scoring OFFENSE of those. Too bad we don’t have an OC that has a clue in this decade!

WWIN

Posted by: 86Cane | October 08, 2018 at 10:39 AM

You have to understand that he's in full defend CMR mode... anything that might make CMR look bad he's saying the opposite

TruCane81

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 09:06 PM

This is why I predict wipeout wins against talented but disorganized teams.

I see us coming in with strong offensive gameplans that get us in to the half up 7-10 points.

I see Diaz using the blitz responsibly and making the other team earn everything they get.

But then the 3rd quarter starts with Diaz’s halftime adjustments. The killers get unleashed and the pillage begins.

THE PILLAGE!

I have foreseen this defense since 2016 fsu game. This is who we are. We just have to trust them.

Richt’s only purpose as oc should be to get a 10-14 point lead.

Then he can unleash THE PILLAGE.

Very few teams in the nation can deal with us if we make them earn it.

solarcane

Windy me too, seeing the emotion on the sideline, and those guys playing for each other reminds me of the swag days

TruCane81

Why you gotta trash Go Canes like that?

Stop it or else. LOL

Posted by: 86Cane | October 08, 2018 at 05:18 PM


Hold on now.

I was just speaking generally. No need for that.

I was shocked and appalled Soup.

Your behavior is completely inappropriate and you should give a press conference apologizing for your toxic masculinity.

BigWindyCane

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 09:06 PM

Great post. IMO, the Canes defense has been better than Clemson and any other top level college football defense through the first half of the season. The Canes defense is really playing at a level we have seen in Coral Gables since Vilma left. I am really enjoying it.

AfriCane

I focking hate Notre Dame, those under sized focks. Let us at them. And the gaytors r such pretenders.

BigWindyCane

Highest TD% of QBs with at least 75 pass attempts

1. Tua: 16.8
2. Kyler: 15.6
3. N’Kosi: 13.3
4. Haskins: 12.6
5. Grier: 11.9
6. D. King: 11.2
7. T. Lawrence: 11.1
8. Herbert: 11.0
9. Fromm: 10.5
10. James Morgan: 10.4
Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 08, 2018 at 02:24 PM

This is very promising in light of the fact that Perry is a redshirt freshman

raizecane

UVA COMING OFF A BYE, MIAMI COMING OFF A EMOTIONAL WIN, PERFECT STORM FOR A UPSET

Posted by: canezilla | October 08, 2018 at 11:39 AM

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

This is exactly what seems to have been happening the last 10 years or so. Win a big game and drop what should be a "W"

solarcane

Canes ahead of Clemson Defense

At the beginning of the 2018 season, Clemson’s defensive line was being touted as potentially the best in College Football history.

Through the first six games, the Miami Hurricanes front four and front seven have been better by virtually every measurable statistic.
The Miami Hurricanes defense is near the top of the national rankings in several categories.
They are second in total defense, third in pass defense, seventh in rushing yards allowed per game and per carry, tied third in sacks and first in tackles for loss by a wide margin.


Clemson is second in TFLs, third in total defense, fourth in rushing yards allowed per game, seventh in pass defense, second to the Hurricanes in tackles for loss and tied with Miami and five other teams in sacks.

At the beginning of the season, all four of Clemson’s starting defensive linemen were ranked in the top 32 players nationally. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen and linebacker Kendall Joseph were also ranked in the top 100 players in the country.

Three of the four Clemson starting defensive linemen were ranked in the top ten on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 players . Defensive end Austin Bryant was the Tigers DL left out of the top ten. He was ranked 32nd on the SI list.

That’s over half the Tigers starters on defense ranked among the top 65 players in the country. Miami only had three defensive players in the top 100. Defensive end Joe Jackson was 67th, linebacker Shaq Quarterman 14th and safety Jaquan Johnson eighth.


Going on production instead of NFL potential the Miami front seven has been better this year. Defensive tackle Gerald Willis and defensive end Jonathan Garvin are both in the top five nationally in TFLs per game.

Willis has 12.5 TFLs. The Senior defensive tackle’s 2.08 per game is second in the country and first among Power Five Conference players.


Garvin’s 11.5 TFLs and his 1.92 per game are tied for fourth nationally. Clemson defensive end Clelin Farrell is the only Tigers defensive lineman in the top 100 nationally in TFLs. He has eight and is averaging 1.3 per game.

Willis, Garvin, Jackson and the Miami Hurricanes defense has carried them this season. They engineered six turnovers and three defensive touchdowns in a 47-10 win over North Carolina last week. One of those TDs was a Jackson pick six.

On Saturday it was two huge turnovers in the third quarter that turned the game around. That included a Willis fumble recovery.
If the Hurricanes are going to continue to play at an elite level and reach the goals they set for themselves at the beginning of the season they need the defensive line to continue to dominate


His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: 86Cane | October 08, 2018 at 05:18 pm

Scott Frost is 0-5.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 08, 2018 at 08:00 PM

Owned, lol. You got to admit that one SOUP.

solarcane

Preseason we wanted
5 to start
Beat FSU
Win the Coastal
Win the ACC
Win a bowl
We are meeting each goal so far

We would bitch about something if Jesus Christ was calling the plays. It's a Cane's thing it's what we do.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 08, 2018 at 05:18 pm

Scott Frost is 0-5.

BigWindyCane

....His 145 punt return yards are one shy of the most in a game for any player this season, while his 212 punt return yards and 35.3 punt return yards per game this season lead the country

Posted by: solarcane | October 08, 2018 at 07:22 PM

Great play by Matthews and poor play by Homer and the rest of the punt team, BUT MATTHEWS did step out and the refs missed it.

https://twitter.com/canesedit/status/1049106820357394434?s=21

solarcane

ACC Players of the week

SPECIALIST – D.J. Matthews, Florida State, So., PR, Jacksonville, Fla.
Matthews returned four punts for 145 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown for his first career punt return score in Saturday’s 28-27 loss at No. 16 Miami • His punt return yardage ranks as the third-highest single-game total in FSU history • Matthews now holds the No. 3 and 4 spots on that list after a 138-yard game last season • Punt return touchdown was FSU’s first since 2016 • His 145 punt return yards are one shy of the most in a game for any player this season, while his 212 punt return yards and 35.3 punt return yards per game this season lead the country

Terrance Sullivan

Just keep winning Baby. That's what's ultimately that matters. Everything else is fluff.

UMike

In that first half I started to think Perry was looking a lot like the guy he replaced. But after stepping back and looking he only made 3 bad/off throws. Cager dropped 3 balls he definitely should of caught and we have 2 pass interference calls against FSU. On those slants Perry places the ball perfectly in the gut.

With Perry and our weapons I don't understand why we aren't scoring more easily. Wish we would bring back the stretch run play. We are very predicable, too predictable. Same formation constantly. We do not utilize our weapons. We only call good plays when desperate.

Go Canes!!

From CIS.

Miami's updated defensive national rankings as of today:

Third-down defense: First
Tackles for loss: First
Total defense: Second
Fewest passing yards allowed: Third
Pass efficiency defense: Sixth
Turnovers forced: Sixth
Rush defense: Seventh
Sacks: Eighth

thirstybuzzardcane

Go Braves!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 08, 2018 at 05:15 PM


👆👆👆What he said

86Cane

Actually, this will mark the second time that FSU has been hit by Hurricane Michael. This first was in 1987.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 08, 2018 at 03:59 PM

Well played, Old Skool, well played.

86Cane

Otherwise they will expose you as a sniveling, perpetrating beta chump trying to fake the funk.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 08, 2018 at 01:10 PM

Why you gotta trash Go Canes like that?

Stop it or else. LOL

Sarasota 'cane

Go Braves!

Terrance Sullivan

Absolutely LOve the Article. Total agreement.

Old Skool

Actually, this will mark the second time that FSU has been hit by Hurricane Michael. This first was in 1987.

Old Skool

The hurricane hits just keep on coming for FSU.

"Florida State will be closing down from Tuesday until next Monday due to Hurricane Michael"

solarcane

... pussification of male leaders by our pc culture.

TruCane81's eloquence is unequaled on this blob

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