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October 14, 2018



That may be the saddest part of all of this. We’re wasting a Championship defense.

Just wasting it.


Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 15, 2018 at 09:39 AM

I hear you.
I think the defense is playing for the defense now, and knows the team as a whole is doomed with Richt


Best line of the week

What is Feagles hangtime?
Depends on how tall the tree is


This bye week is an opportunity for CMR to look within himself, and develop a credible plan for each of the remaining 5 coastal opponents.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 15, 2018 at 09:31 AM

And/or for Brown and Dugans to do so along with Richt? Their names and signatures are apparently all over this offense according to their job titles.

I agree with you on game planning for specific opponents. Have we seen them attack a different defensive player (slow CB), area (LB, secondary) or aspect (blitzing team, 3-4 vs 4-3) of an opposing defense?




Even if he believes in his heart that execution is the issue, why not throw himself under the bus and take ALL the responsibility for the poor execution?

Just take it for the team. Look them in the eye and tell them “ We are ALL going to be better, starting with me.”

There is no question doubts are forming in the locker room and his half assed taking responsibility for HIS TEAM will not go unnoticed and could lead to a REAL UGLY locker room situation.

I have been reading the Army Ranger handbook. The first thing it starts with is leadership. What I am seeing out of Richt’s words and demeanor is more alarming than the head scratching decisions.

He is LITERALLY a guy you would NOT want to go to war with as commanding officer..


I'd rather take a halfback pass in the blizzard than this!



Posted by: 86Cane | October 15, 2018 at 09:53 AM

Yea you are right, time
to simma down

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | October 15, 2018 at 10:14 AM

This made me lol.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I know for a fact there was at least 1 crossing route to JT4 vs UVA, and he was wide open as the UVA defense was playing the AG era "everyone drop deep and give up the 1st down" defense. Problem is, it needed a quick throw and Rosier never even looked at him. Rosier just stared down his deepest WR and I think took a sack. Coverage dictated the throw to JT4 from pre snap even and Rosier screwed up. Not to mention there was that play he bombed to JT4 where Harley was wide open. Or tge other play to Wiggins? I think where JT4 was open again. Rosier maturely sucked, and nice guy Richt was just waiting for Perry to give him any reason to pull him, probably because he feels for the backup QB who lost time to the younger, more talented QB. Im sick from this loss.


BC is 88th in total defense.
Virginia was 22nd when we played them.


Posted by: 86Cane | October 15, 2018 at 09:52 AM

Aside from CMR, Brown and Dugans also need to step up bigtime, and assist with the game-planning and install. All are new to the OC role, and so far, Brown and Dugans have shown that they are good position coaches, but not game planners.

It is no coincidence when you see certain offenses in college football start the game with a drive for a TD. Good offenses do that. The Canes offense seem to always start with 3 and outs.

The Canes offensive coaches need to give an honest look at their personnel, look at what other teams are trying to exploit, and script a better way to approach each game.

There needs to be greater emphasis on looking at what the opponent is doing, just as Diaz and the defense usually adjust to what the opponent's offenses are doing.

This is not about ego. Just understand who the personnel on this team is, play to its strengths and avoid the weaknesses. If you cannot pass protect, have short routes and short drops. Get that ball out of the QB's hands and into the playmakers.

Against UVA, I saw some very basic QB issues in simply recognizing the deep safety and simple coverages - things that I see high school quarterbacks deal with more effectively than Perry and Rosier did. I must say that this current stretch is the worst QB play that I have seen out of Canes QBs since Kyle Wright and Kirby Freeman.

The good news is that this can be fixed. The Canes have the playmakers at skilled positions, even with the sub-par performance of the less-than-average OL.

When your QB struggles in recognizing defenses, teach him with film study. During games, give him easy throws until his and your confidence builds in his awareness of the field. Don't turn a bad play into a disasterous play. Give the QB some simple throws on first down, mix in some crossing routes and rubs, screens, hitches and emphasize using his check-downs. Take what the defense gives you. If you have to punt, live for a new day.

In the running game, use misdirection, and ask Perry to keep every now and then on the RPO so that he becomes a credible threat to run the ball. And if a WR or TE don't execute blocks on the stretch plays, take them out of the game.

I have always believed in the Sun Tsu quote that the war is won long before the first battle is engaged. This offense can be fixed, but the coaches have to dedicate that time and effort.

Terrance Sullivan

Big Facts 86 and all posted above.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Searels has been so bad, its time to call Kehoe. For real. Kehoe's OLs were never this confused or bullied. He could recruit OTs. Players got better under him.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 15, 2018 at 10:47 AM

M. Richt: Okay guys, lets hear about what youre seeing in the BC tape.

Dugs: Im seeing that we can exploit their center with drag routes to JT, if the QB gets the base out right away.

Brown: Their left side is where we want to run at on 3rd and short.

Hartley: Jordan will eat these guys alive.

Jon: I got pics of the grandkids on a jet ski dad.

Mark: Ahh, let me see those.


Rosier can't throw crossing routes with Delinemen coming up the gut. Can't see over them.
We have no OT'S to protect good edge rushers. (That's Richt's fault for not addressing the problem thru recruiting).
No reason on Earth we can't get the ball to Thomas, Harley and Jordan a combined 12 to 15 plays a game in space.
With a line this poor run quicker patterns and get the ball out quick.
Utilize the FB more with play action.
Jett sweeps.
Toss sweeps.
Use motion.
We have numerous outlets to help the offense but u have to want to change.
Remember when we use to make average QB's look great, well now we are making average defenses look like top 10 units.
Special teams, I don't think there is anything u can do this year to help them. I think Baxa will be alright but has to have better kick offs, to many are returnable. Feagles is just plain terrible.
We are the only team in America that holds our talent back.
Fire sale on the offensive side is the only thing to help us. Richt's son GONE!
Searles GONE!
Richt fires himself as OC!
Hire a special teams coach.
Feagles GONE!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: solarcane | October 15, 2018 at 10:46 AM

They've been in a lot of prevent during the majority of their wins in the first half of the year so this is misleading if you're only comparing yards surrendered as a result. From what I've seen in the six games of theirs I've watched this season, it's a big defense that makes you earn every yard on the ground thanks to a pretty stout front seven and isn't afraid to bring an extra blitz defender or two when the situation calls for it. UM has to use the bye week to figure out how they're going to get the line to finally put it together constantly on offense and then find a QB who will be able to handle the Friday night weather in late October in the cold and noise. Clemson plays in Alumni Stadium a month from this week so that's BC's biggest home game, UM just represents an appetizer for the Eagles' home crowd and hopefully the attendance total will slack off to reflect that for the QB starter's sake. BC's OL is probably the best UM will see all year so if they can give their bad QB time to work like UVA's did their bad QB Saturday, it could be another poor performance off a straight up loss for the current regime and that's not going to cut it anymore as the torches are lit and the pitchforks are being drawn out of the haystacks . . .

Dude on a Pale Horse

IN: Fisch, Kehoe

OUT: J. Richt, Searels


This made me lol.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 15, 2018 at 10:24 AM

Saturday night made me lol.

Which offense was better?


Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | October 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM

This is WAY DEEPER than Rosier!


Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | October 15, 2018 at 11:45 AM

We can do without Kehoe tho! 😂😂😂

But I'd take him over Searels



like yards per play. It's a simple, catch-all stat that isolates effectiveness on both sides of the ball. Several analytically inclined coaches (including Manny Diaz) really emphasize this metric.

Here are Al Golden's average yards-per-play rankings at Miami:

Offense- 21
Defense- 71

This made sense, as he often had explosive, big-play offenses (led by guys like Duke and Dorsett) and defenses that couldn't get off the field.

Manny Diaz changed the defense immediately. Our average defensive ranking jumped 62 spots, to 9th.

The offense is a different story. It slipped 23 spots, to 44th. This year, we are 62nd.

The bye comes at a bad time for fans but a good time for the coaches. I don't expect Richt to come back with the 2018 Rams offense. But I'm hoping he adjusts like he did after the four-game losing streak in 2016.

Richt asked to be accountable for the offense when he took the job. There is nothing wrong with the fans giving him what he asked for.


Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | October 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM



Richt has significantly more talent on this team....offensively and defensively...than Golden. Reflecting back:

1) This Team now has a number of Richt OL recruits. If they are regressing that is inexcusable.
2) I can kind of see Richt’s dilemma at QB. Rozier is maxed out and is gone after this year. Perry is more talented but didn’t know how to read game film(?) coming in. Williams is brand new and may not know the offense. You are theoretically in the running for the playoffs as of Saturday night - this sort of scenario can breed conservatism with the stakes so high
3) If coaching is insufficient, then Richt has to have the awareness to make the necessary changes AND be willing to take the short term recruiting hit. We will likely lose out on 2019 commitments on offense. That’s bad, but we have to think about the long game.

Mark from Atl

Easy to defend
All go routes = receivers backs are usually to the Wb
Delayed draw RPO Bullshit over and over again
Weak OL
Suspect QB
Poor ass preparation

Jesus help us
We’re really a top 40 team
And should not be
Richt has to man up and humble down
Make changes

God bless you and your family

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: WWIN | October 15, 2018 at 11:47 AM

I agree its way deeper than Rosier.


Indiana beat vagina... The running back Scott rushed for 240 yds. Average 6 yds per carry. They attacked that goldilocks defense correctly.


Haven't posted on the blog in a while. But I have to say the Miami brass should've listened when the words "burn out" were being tossed around before CMR was hired. He looks like he needs a long vacation.

Mark from Atl

Richt would do himself and this team well by pulling a Tim Tebow and on the next presser for all to see and hear - basically admitting the blatant faults and issues and defiantly saying to all “this will never happen again “
And of course
Back it up


Great article! Although sad that it is true.

On a happier note, some really good blogging: OGV with "Trick or Treat Malik", Mary Lou equating this loss with rotting fish heads LOL. Where else do you get this? Such a great blog and people.

DG - CMR looks like he is on vacation and has moved to Miami for the epanadas they serve at Hard Rock.

OGV - great analysis about what the QB's see and don't see. I appreciate it because I don't know x's and o's but I do know when *ish doesn't work. Thanks for clarifying.

Sinister - good post about what we thought and what we got.

The Herb: you are exactly right that there is no creativity for special packages for these QB's. We started using those plays at the end when it was too late.

I think that banner plane will be flying sooner rather than later. IMHO.


Posted by: solarcane | October 15, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Well for me, I internally questioned Shannon's hire as a coach - he had no experience. But Shasha had already hired him, so what can you do? His use of timeouts still gives me PTSD. In fact, I never thought much would improve until Shahsha was gone. And once gone, the school started spending money. I did not want Richt. I mean, why run out and hire the first guy Georgia fires?

CMR is not THE guy. But I do believe he is the guy that gets us to THE guy.

Solar, so glad you are back on the blog.


Jesus help us
We’re really a top 40 team
And should not be
Richt has to man up and humble down
Make changes

Posted by: Mark from Atl | October 15, 2018 at 12:54 PM

I'm praying that Jesus tells Coach Richt to make some changes. We need all the help (e.g., divine intervention) we can get!


86 - I can give you thoughtful comment: Every week Joey and I watch our unspecial teams and shake our heads. How is it that Jeff Thomas gets clobbered most times at the 20? There is no preparation or planning for this. Plus, he deserves better. He and Deejay on offense bring it every play.


And Chaplain

Posted by: WWIN | October 15, 2018 at 12:41 AM



Just a thought: maybe this stubbornness and inability to adapt and see/think outside the box is the reason CMR was never a starter here. I really can't remember

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | October 15, 2018 at 11:45 AM

I wasn’t comparing, just thought it was funny.


Posted by: TonyCane | October 15, 2018 at 12:51 PM

2. LOL @ Williams might not know the awfense... everybody knows our awfense! All the fans know it and never been to one practice! If we have anybody on the roster that doesn't know it we have a bigger problem than I expected!


I wasn’t comparing, just thought it was funny.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 15, 2018 at 01:34 PM

The sad part is... watching Saturday night I was beyond being mad and angry... it was actually so RIDICULOUS that it was funny! Like watching a comedy show and knowing what's coming next. Then coming to the realization that CMR is the athletic director too...



Posted by: CGNC | October 15, 2018 at 01:26 PM

Now if he can stop getting his playbook mixed up with his bible we might have something! Lol

Terrance Sullivan

CGNC Paul Dee Hired Randy Shannon. Just Like Kirby Hocutt Hired Al Golden, and Blake James hired Mark Richt. That's The AD job to hire and fire coaches.


This Corching staph is doodoo


The bye comes at a bad time for fans but a good time for the coaches. I don't expect Richt to come back with the 2018 Rams offense. But I'm hoping he adjusts like he did after the four-game losing streak in 2016.

* * * *

Posted by: Sinistercane1 | October 15, 2018 at 11:51 AM

This is what we need. Its unfortunate, but I sort of posted something like this before the game, comparing the Canes current woes to the 2016 funk. I just wonder how much longer it will take before the offense finds its groove again.

The Canes just need to fix a few things on offense, and adjust the game-planning and play-calling to the personnel. With this championship defense, the Canes have the capacity to finish strong, make the ACC Championship and win a good bowl game. This will show some progress since last season.


I mean, why run out and hire the first guy Georgia fires?

Posted by: CGNC | October 15, 2018 at 01:23 PM


Blake James couldn't wait to go dumpster diving!

Go Canes!!

This is why we have to ride or die with Perry. Oof:


Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 15, 2018 at 02:48 PM

Thats one of the plays I was talking about, but it was Jordan, not Harley. Rosier needs to get his @ss off Fortnite & on to NCAA 14, because you should see the TE there. He has no instincts I swear. WTF was Richt doing? That decision was made 100% out of guilt for benching him before. 100% guilt, 1 no good back up QB to another.

DallasTX Cane

Posted by: CGNC | October 15, 2018 at 01:28 PM

Hey CGNC! Always nice to read your posts.

1982 was Richt’s senior season. QBs on roster: Jim Kelly, Mark Richt, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, and another guy. Kelly is NFL HOF. Bernie & Vinny need no intro’s either. Not too many guys going to get playing time competing against those three.


I agree its way deeper than Rosier.

Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | October 15, 2018 at 12:59 PM

If Rosier leaves a 100 more plays on the field or throws 20 more picks it'll all be CMR's fault!

Cuz if I'm head coach Rosier only plays again if Perry or Williams is injured

DallasTX Cane

Dude - Honestly, I’m thinking the decision was more about panic than guilt. Perry couldn’t handle the situation, Richt saw the season slipping away in Q1, and made the change hoping Malik could lead a comeback. I’ll defend this decision because a) Malik has proven to be somewhat of a comeback leader in the past, and b) Malik is a better, stronger runner when the OL breaks down as was the case most of the game.

The bad?... by pulling Perry, Richt denied him the chance to settle down and play his way into handling the “bright lights”. He’s so young but has 100x the upside of Rosier who, even tho I personally like him, has 0 upside being in his final season and unable to deliver a decently thrown pass, much less a W or a conf championship.

So now, do we play all out for a “still possible” division champ and return to the conf champ game or play Perry 100% to get him as much experience as possible?

Go Canes!!

Been trying to decide for two days what irked me more, the play calling or the QB switch.

Think I decided it’s the switch. Sent a terrible message to the team, fans, recruits and most importantly Perry.

That was a calamitous decision. He should be embarrassed and criticized big time for doing that.


time to simma down

Posted by: solarcane | October 15, 2018 at 10:21 AM

Love me some Nadine


Posted by: DallasTX Cane | October 15, 2018 at 03:29 PM

Sorry but this was more guilt! He was down last week the whole 1st half and you stuck with him but this week you panic after 5mins???

How many times did he do that with Rosier last year?

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