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October 09, 2018

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VA Cane

5 dead in VA 4 in western part of state (think VT area) where I am from, one here above Richmond a fireman. We had lots of rain high water, I had power out for about 3 hours, 400,000 people still out.
Nothing like FL though hope all are ok.
I am going to game after my morning game.
I am like Solar we are good...just good. Our D is formidable, but at times the back 4 are out of place.
The STs are bad...punt FG coverage.....horrible absolutely awful!
The OL is pretty bad too.....QB is new and learning...but misses open people a lot...like him better overall than MR as a player.Backs are not bad.
I feel we are just not big and stout like the top teams...our guys eat good now....but we seem not as physical or imposing or aggressive as the big boys....a little behind.
Still against an ez schedule we are 5-1 not bad at all. Manny has got them playing pretty good, Rumph got to step up.
The entire O and ST staff has not been very good; good enough to beat weaker teams. I do not think LSU is that good, but they intimidated us. Happy to win the games, but i want much more. Like Solar this may be our future just having a good team that is in top 20 but not in that elite top 4. I will hope for more, enjoy winning and want to get much better...there is plenty of room for that! Hope you all are well, prayers to Canes and people in FL hit hard.

thirstybuzzardcane

Maybe he goes for it so much on 4th down because he has total confidence in his defense.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 12, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Maybe he goes for it on 4th down so much because his play calling is so horrendous that we can't get first downs on the first three plays of the drive like most other teams do?

#WhatAConcept

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 10:37 AM


Or maybe he goes for it on 4th down because our kicker is the worst in the country.

thirstybuzzardcane

I think our best freshman receiver right now is Wiggins. He was definitely our best receiver against FSU.

I think a couple of our WR will transfer in the next couple years. I don't think Ezzard his happy here. Wish these kids would just be patient?

solarcane

USF comes back down 2 scores with 3 seconds on the clock to go 6-0

thirstybuzzardcane

By the way, we NEVER use the middle of the field. Highlights against Savannah State doesn't count!

86Cane

USF comes back

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2018 at 10:30 PM

And when you and I watched them play we both thought the played like dog shyte. But a win is a win I guess according to the "fans" around here?

solarcane

Yea Soup, I was pulling for Tulsa all the way.They looked like they were on a mission and USF looked like they just wanted to go home.

solarcane

What a rainbow by Utah it looked like one of Ginos moon shots

solarcane

Maybe he goes for it so much on 4th down because he has total confidence in his defense.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 12, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Maybe he goes for it on 4th down so much because his play calling is so horrendous that we can't get first downs on the first three plays of the drive like most other teams do?

#WhatAConcept

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 10:37 AM


Or maybe he goes for it on 4th down because our kicker is the worst in the country.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2018 at 10:26 PM

Or maybe just doesnt know what the hell down it is

VA Cane

They did play badly....kind of like us!
I like our wins.....but I am certainly not happy with the way things go on the field for us....lots of ares to get better....I want to be in that Top 4 every year...at one time we would have been. I am of the opinion that CMR is a fine man, a Cane....but not a dynamic coach, stuck in that GA Dog formula he used for a long time not modern at all to me!
He has made us better....but I do not see Top 4 playoff team...last year this year....no team since the Robbery in the Desert has been that good.
Thats where we got to get to be my idea of good...will we get there...think he will improve us a lot...but it is going to take a dynamic coach to get us there.
I am 60 and my offense is wide open, dynamic....through 4 games we are hitting 35 a game...and unscored upon.
My college team started out with 1 bad loos and a heartbreaker....but since then 3 in a row over 30 a game....
We can be better guys but it takes a certain approach....modern and wide open...gambling and going all out to win...not just playing trying to avoid a loss...JMO

solarcane

VA
I agree with you everything you said

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: raizecane | October 12, 2018 at 06:53 PM

Can I put money on my boy Sinister? My guy comes pre-snapped, Richt better not blink wrong. 😂

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 10:32 PM

A win is never just a win in CF, this isnt the NFL. That said, a win over FSU, FU, Notre Dame or OSU is a win. 😁

His Majesty The Dude on High

Heres my opinion of tomorrow's game: For all the flak CMR catches, Bronco Mendenhall is CMR-lite, and his team is UVA, Id be shocked if they pull out a W. They need a massive Miami implosion.

86Cane

By the way, we NEVER use the middle of the field. Highlights against Savannah State doesn't count!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2018 at 10:32 PM

SHHhhhhh...don't tell Go Canes this, he thinks we dominate it. Hate to burst his bubble, he is such a swell guy.

86Cane

For all the flak CMR catches, Bronco Mendenhall is CMR-lite.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 12, 2018 at 10:55 PM

There is a STRONG vote of confidence!

solarcane

Historic stages of Canes football

Light comedy
Reluctant optimism
Unexpected success
Terrorizing swagger
Ignoring details
Obnoxious hubris
Suffocating denial
Light comedy
Reluctant optimism

86Cane

Their coach is more conservative (read: sucks worse) than our does so we should be good, right?

86Cane

I prefer the term "Obnoxious Hubris" but I feel like I am stuck at Suffocating Denial?

solarcane

Proly right soup, but I think they have 2 running plays

solarcane

dam dem utes kicking azz

86Cane

Wait, wait, wait...2 running plays? Who has heard of anything like that? Is that new?

86Cane

Who is the coach at Arizona? How long has he been there?

solarcane

Soup its all the craze, sometime they pull them out right after a pass down the middle

solarcane

Zona deserved that

TruCane81

I agree VA.

I believe everything, we need to play better offense is already in the playbook, even though there are simple concepts we are not using that would really fit our personnel

Richt’s playcalling is as erratic as the oline’s play to play performance. He pulls so much excellent stuff out of his bag then abandons it.

It’s weird.

His tendencies are so apparent that he is getting baited into early down runs that APPEAR to be there presnap. When the ball is hiked, the defense crashes the tendency because they know what’s coming.

FSU was trying to bait us into the bubble and Richt was loathe to use it. They could do that because 95% of the short passing game is the bubble. It was really there sometime, but between N’Kosi’s nerves and adrenaline, I can see why it was avoided somewhat.

Still, even with Nkosi’s inexperience, the short middle does not have to be a minefield. Our short passing game puts ZERO pressure on man defense or a lurking robber when teams man up in cover one.

The fact fsu played so much cover 2 man is COMPLETE DISRESPECT for what he is doing offensively.. cover 2 man is my favorite pass defense, but is easy easy to shred with horizontal routes and an athletic qb like N’Kosi.It should be alternated with Tampa 2, cover 3 or cover one middle zone / robber.

There are tons of easy concepts to get the ball to the short middle in a safer way. Multiple routes through the middle is a good start. The first receiver draws the linebacker or safety’s attention, leaving the second receiver coming behind him one on one. Mixed with our current philosophy, this has potential to really get the offense on track. Make the first receiver off limits and the qb reads the second guys coming across his vision. It ain’t there, throwbackside deep, check to a back, or tuck and run.

We need some talent upgrade on the o line..

N’Kosi needs more experience.

These things are indisputable.

But there is MUCH that can be done to help the online and qb get consistent and confident.

I have read that CMR states privately that the offensive line will take off when the freshmen are ready.

I understand the sentiment and excitement, but this mentality disturbs me if true.It is the mentality of if I had more, I would do better which is often true, but often not true as well.

The way I am looking at it may not be fair, but the way he calls games makes me think there is something to it. It is kind of conceding defeat. You have to be careful about your beliefs as a leader.

It is very easy to become a self fulfilling prophecy.

I am a little worried about this game after the emotional expenditure last week.

That may be a good thing. When I thought we would roll, we struggled. I thought unc would be a shoot out. NOT.

When Diaz blitzes responsibly, THE PILLAGE IS TOUGH.

Hopefully my discomfort translates to a 30 point win.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 12, 2018 at 03:27 PM

And this post is 100% accurate! Lol

Great post

TruCane81

Can I put money on my boy Sinister? My guy comes pre-snapped, Richt better not blink wrong. 😂

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 12, 2018 at 10:49 PM


Now you know Sin ain’t with the bullshyt, lol.

WWIN

I think a couple of our WR will transfer in the next couple years. I don't think Ezzard his happy here. Wish these kids would just be patient?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2018 at 10:29 PM

THIS!

Wish CMR would pass more... TOO MANY WR'S TO BE RUNNING THE CLOCK OUT IN BLOWOUT GAMES!

WWIN

Can I put money on my boy Sinister? My guy comes pre-snapped, Richt better not blink wrong. 😂

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 12, 2018 at 10:49 PM


Now you know Sin ain’t with the bullshyt, lol.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 12, 2018 at 11:49 PM

THIS and THIS!!

My dawg be on Corchinator's ass!!!

#HorsemenLife

86Cane

Now you know Sin ain’t with the bullshyt, lol.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 12, 2018 at 11:49 PM

There IT is once again.

VA Cane

Well put Tru....Manny has it down if he does the right thing blitzing...i love blitz...but I want great pressure from my front 4 first. Then i get them off guard...send backers safties even corners mix it up but not overdone.
Perry is ok...his % of completions has to get better he must hit open burners...but he did good with the 4 TDs.
Homer DJ and even Choc are good Lingard can be great.....the big deal is the OL. They must be on the same page...think of a Glove thumb and 4.....it does take time and we are rough right now.
Returners Thomas and DJ...good!!! DJ made a nice return!
But the coverage, punting, FGs are just awful. Solar put the % efficiency up...our O and ST are not good.
we must improve by working hard focus commitment...both players and coaches.
But lets focus on UVA today...1 at a time and keep working!

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 11:25 PM

I only know Arizona State, and he plays to win the game.

His Majesty The Dude on High

There is a STRONG vote of confidence!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 11:07 PM

Bronco is cut from the same cloth. Imagine if Richt's career started at BYU & Mendenhall's started at UGA. Theyd have near the same records, both are solid leaders, great men, and well above average head football coaches. The same things make them tick. I could say almost the same about Chris Petersen but Petersen is an elite head coach, still cut from same cloth.

His Majesty The Dude on High

If we had hired 2 guys, I feel like we could have been sooooo much better. 1) Mark Helfrich as OC and QBs coach and 2) Shane Beamer as LB & ST.

Go Canes!!


Or maybe he goes for it on 4th down because our kicker is the worst in the country.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2018 at 10:26 PM


Against FSU he went for it on 4th and 2 near midfield and once within their 5 yard line with about a minute and a half left to ensure they couldn’t get the ball back.

Both decisions were made out of aggression and had nothing to do with our kicker.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2018 at 11:06 PM

Keep changing your story and moving the goal posts!

From WWFD to TEs don’t catch it down the middle to the team doesn’t to saying I said we dominate the middle.

Whatever suits your narrative Is fine.

Go Canes!!

Everyone can judge for themselves if we NEVER use the middle of the field. Every Perry throw vs UNC:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J3CzjZStTZU&feature=youtu.be

Go Canes!!

Here’s all his FIU throws. Think the never throw to the middle people missed on or two....or 12...

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

TruCane81

Go, it kind of proves the point.

When we work the middle it works.

Need to see more of that stuff on first down and short routes as the first or second read. Ther are crosses and routes for the back but they are check downs.

Squirrelly quarterbacks have a hard time getting that deep into the progression.

We used a trips 11 personnel I want to see more of but St Louis whiffed and N’Kosi got strip sacked with Homer wide open. 5 receiver routes are unwise with our line play.

Some one step throws would be nice to.

But nice video. Like I said, most of the solutions are already in the playbook, everyone starting with the oc just has to tighten up.

Go Canes!!

Best defenses in Yards per play allowed
1. Michigan 3.69
2. Miami Florida 3.81
3. Clemson 3.97
4. App St 4.03
5. Temple 4.19
6. Cincinnati 4.22
7. Iowa 4.39
8. Northern Illinois 4.44

TruCane81

Richt’s approach kind of baffles me.

Start slow, pray THE PILLAGE keeps you in it and win late.

If I had THE PILLAGE, I would come out doing whatever it takes to get up two scores early, especially against the scrubs.

I know he is trying to play the long game, but combined with inept special teams, he puts way to much pressure on THE PILLAGE..

If we got two score leads and let THE PILLAGE eat, we would send everyone but the most elite teams into straight panic mode.

We might be able to make them panic too.

But we would have to keep the pressure on. Can’t do the golden, up two scores on a more talented rival and trying to go cruise control too early.

thirstybuzzardcane


Everyone can judge for themselves if we NEVER use the middle of the field. Every Perry throw vs UNC:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J3CzjZStTZU&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 13, 2018 at 06:54 AM


SMH.....Are you serious about these comments? So your defending how much we use the middle of the field? Seriously, what's wrong with you?

thirstybuzzardcane

Go, thanks for proving our point though!

Go Canes!!

I’m not defending anything. I’m point Ming out the statements that we never use the middle of the field are patently false.

If you can’t see that 30-40% of Perry’s downfield throws, excluding screens are to the middle, that’s your prerogative. I’d also say the same percentage of his TD throws are too.

HillviewCane

I am actually more worried before this game than I was before the FSU game.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: HillviewCane | October 13, 2018 at 08:56 AM

This one definitely has all the textbook factors for an upset.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | October 12, 2018 at 10:06 PM

Unlike the scan-and-skip dipshit sid-tard tier posters on here I don't shit up the blob with useless posts that go on and on trying to work an angle from a talking point sheet, so yes, I think UM is about six points better on the road unless one team plays way up or way down tonight, which I don't really see.

UVA has an extra week to prepare for a night game on their homecoming weekend. They don't have a QB that will just sit there and let the pocket collapse on him without trying to buy some time or yardage back with his feet anymore like last year. The Miami special teams will cost them at least three points left on the field at this juncture I'm figuring. Luckily for Miami, Bronco Mendnhall stupidly honored all of Mike London's shitty recruiting commitments so he's a year behind on rebuilding from nothing of football playing value on the roster or else it would be even more of nail biter. Mack, Thornhill, and Reed for UVA are all good players so a first time road starter at QB will have some things to worry about thanks to the formers in that list. The wideout Zaccheaus you mentioned is ok, their center is above average so they might be able to diagnose when Diaz is sending the house to provide a chance at picking it up. UVA had a decent first half and then faded down the back half of the season due to lack of depth and everybody getting their tendencies charted to play call against, that probably won't happen again to them to the same extent this season so they should be able to hang around just within striking distance until it's time to grind out the last drive to ice the clock.

Defense travels and I could be wrong, but UVA is the more dangerous ACC team this year than the one UM beat last week at home by a single point though . . .

WWIN

Only thing I hate about the Rosier situation...

CMR should have went with Perry before the opener so Rosier could have had the option to transfer

solarcane

Posted by: WWIN | October 13, 2018 at 11:16 AM

This

Go Canes!!

Perry was suspended for the opener.

I wonder if he would have transfered someplace for a one time shot at starting at some lower tiered school even if he knew Perry was starting from game one.

Thought I read somewhere Malik’s leaving here with a masters degree. That’s taking full advantage of your scholarship.

solarcane

No matter how bad your day is going just think about the fact I am on the road to Hiawassee antiquing with my wife while you are watching college game day

Go Canes!

TruCane81

Would have been nice, but it’s a cut throat business, WWIN.

Even Pastor Richt has to act in his best interests.

TruCane81


No matter how bad your day is going just think about the fact I am on the road to Hiawassee antiquing with my wife while you are watching college game day

Go Canes!

Posted by: solarcane | October 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM


If there was ever any incentive to stay single, this would be it.

TruCane81


No matter how bad your day is going just think about the fact I am on the road to Hiawassee antiquing with my wife while you are watching college game day

Go Canes!

Posted by: solarcane | October 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM


If there was ever any incentive to stay single, this would be it.

TruCane81

Sorry for the double post.

WWIN

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM

If he was really cut throat he would have went with Perry earlier!

BigWindyCane


ATTN Big Windy!!!

Have you seen much of *** CB Jarvis Brownlee play much? I cant figure out why the kid isnt a 4*, kid looks like a total stud to me. He plays fast & angry, hes got size, speed and agility.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | October 12, 2018 at 10:58 AM

I don’t know why Brownllee isn’t ranked higher, but it seems theses recruiting services really don’t so a great job rating South Florida recruits, especially Miami-Dade. Miami always produces high-level major college and NFL talent, but the really good recruits always slip under the radar. And recruits the recruiting taught are often not as good. That is why a lot of college coaches come visit South Florida themselves. It’s tough to grade South Florida because of the competition

Brownlee has major coverage skills. No doubt. He is also on a very good undefeated Carol City team that is crushing good teams this year. Brownlee really isn’t required to do much because Carol City is loaded.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM

He could have made Perry starter and still suspended him for the opener... starters get suspended too right? Or he could have took the Jimmy Johnson route and punished Perry another way. I personally think Perry wouldn't have did what he did if he was already named the starter tho.

Even if he decided not to transfer at least give him the option.

Just my 2 cents

WWIN

Thought I read somewhere Malik’s leaving here with a masters degree. That’s taking full advantage of your scholarship.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Yes it is... good for him if true!

BigWindyCane

Thought I read somewhere Malik’s leaving here with a masters degree. That’s taking full advantage of your scholarship.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Yes it is... good for him if true!

Posted by: WWIN | October 13, 2018 at 01:03 PM

That is great news. CMR said that his program is about molding kids into young men and positive contributors to society. It’s not just about football, and for CMR it Seems the proof is in the pudding

solarcane

Tru8,

Best line of day on the trip so far

"Honey, take a look at this guy's organ"

86Cane

NEW BOG IS UP!

His Majesty The Dude on High

F*cking Vandy you bunch of p*ssies.

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