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October 09, 2018

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thirstybuzzardcane

https://twitter.com/WFLAJosh/status/1050098823194963968?s=19

Sinistercane1

The CANEZ should have a 1st down Chain everytime the Awffensive Corchinator calls a pass play on 1st down

solarcane

OGV made good points.
Perry not only has to deal with being a new starting quarterback, he has to deal with a constantly changing line-up around him.

With o linemen shuffling on and off the field or changing positions every other play, that has to be distracting.

Add changing running backs,different receiver packages and he has a full plate every play.

I dont remember KD11 having 4 or 5 different players in the huddle every other play.
I think Perry is doing a good job and will become more confident each outing.

solarcane

The Turnover Toaster

The Lowdown
Last year, it was found out that Virginia carried around a toaster to make other stadiums (including their own) feel more like home. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said, “Every stadium we go into, we bring a toaster so when we go we know we’re home. It’s kind of been symbolic. I try and take a piece of toast with me the night before the game just to remember that I get to go back ‘home’ the next day...and toast is the link to that.” When I heard that, the only natural thing that came to my mind was the need for a Turnover Toaster. After all, only such an ordinary object as a toaster could be the thing to rival the infamous Miami Turnover Chain. Imagine Charles Snowden getting a pick-six this Saturday and Defensive Coordinators Kelly Poppinga and Nick Howell donning him with a toaster . . . I would love it at least.

Anyway, I digress. This week No. 16 Miami rolls into Charlottesville for the Hoos first Saturday prime time game since 2014. While 5-1, Miami still remains a mainly untested team. The ‘Canes have wins against Savannah State, Toledo, FIU, UNC, and FSU. And against Florida State, Miami had to improbably came back from 27-7 to get the victory.

Virginia is coming off a bye-week as well as a Week 5 loss to NC State. Under the lights, the Hoos will have a chance to get a real statement win and get right on track to make a second consecutive bowl game. I hope the Cavaliers are firing up the toasters cause they’ll need Homecomings to feel extra homey in order to beat the Hurricanes.

Old Skool

A Toaster?? Hope Canes give them Vegemite to cover their toast.

If you've had it, you understand.
If you haven't, don't ever try it.

solarcane

skool
Im waiting for the dread Hot Pocket Pendant to make an apperance somewhere

solarcane


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Duration 0:41Gerald Willis speaks with reporters after practice

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
‘Everybody eats’ on the Miami Hurricanes’ defensive front. And we’re not talking food
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

sdegnan@miamiherald.com


Even a run-stuffing, smothering defensive tackle like Gerald Willis III feels pain.

Willis, the Outland Trophy National Player of the Month who on Wednesday was nominated for the Chuck Bednarik Award that goes to the defensive player of the year, said he never felt as much pain in his life as he did early against Florida State, when the middle finger of his left hand got stuck in tailback Jacques Patrick’s jersey.

“My bone popped out,’’ the 6-4, 300-pound redshirt senior said Wednesday after practice, his finger splinted and taped to his pointer after trainer Vinny Scavo “popped it back in” during the game. “I just looked at my hand and I was like, ‘What the?’ I’m not trying to favor it so much. I’m going to try to get some contact so I can get used that pain.”

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For the Virginia Cavaliers (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who face the No. 16 Hurricanes (5-1, 2-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Charlottesville, similar pain could be imminent if Willis gobbles up their rushing offense like he has the Canes’ other opponents.


“I’m not going to let no finger keep me from playing.’’


“He is a man on a mission,’’ said defensive line coach Jess Simpson. “He wants to be great and he knows that being prepared is how you do that.’’

But Willis, who also has two sacks, and a fumble recovery against FSU that led to a UM touchdown, is not alone.

Sophomore defensive end Jon Garvin is tied for third nationally with 11 1/2 tackles for loss, and fourth nationally with 1.9 tackles for loss per game. Garvin is tied with linebacker Shaq Quarterman with 30 tackles, second best on the team behind Jaquan Johnson’s 32, and also has 3 1/2 sacks, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.

“It’s a big deal,’’ said the 6-4, 250-pound Garvin, out of Lake Worth High. “A lot of times with things, especially like personal goals, we’ve got to put it aside for the sake of the team. But when they come, they come, and I’m going to be happy about it.”

How much does it help that Willis seems to get double- and triple-teamed every moment of his life? Garvin was asked.


“With a seven-man protection, they’re not going to leave us free,’’ Garvin said. “I acknowledge, yeah, he is getting double- and triple-teamed, but that’s been the concept throughout the whole season for all of us.’’

The Canes still lead the nation in tackles for loss (12 per game) and third-down conversion percentage defense (19.8 percent), are second in total defense (237 yards allowed per game), third in passing yards allowed (137) and sixth in turnovers gained (14).

Ten Hurricanes have worn the turnover chain this season, including two turns apiece by Garvin, cornerback Jhavonte Dean, cornerback Trajan Bandy and safety Sheldrick Redwine.

Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said Wednesday that “some of the things we are putting up numerically, it’s hard to ever imagine it would be that good. When you talk about the defensive line, it’s very easy to isolate, ‘Well, they have these stats ...’ But the credit has to go to the linebackers as well. The way we play our linebackers, the way those guys play downhill, they take double teams off the defensive linemen.

“....Really, the way the whole defense glues together, everybody eats on this front.’’

“Everybody’’ includes junior defensive end Joe Jackson, who leads the Canes with five sacks, has 7 1/2 tackles for loss, an interception returned for a touchdown, three pass breakups, five quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.

“From the day I stepped on campus, he was the first person to say something to me, the first person to walk me through everything and really teach me,’’ Garvin said of Jackson, his mentor.

But it is Willis, it seems, that offenses, including Virginia’s, are trying to solve.

This week the Cavaliers have put his No. 9 on a walk-on scout team player “so quarterback Bryce Perkins is used to finding him before the snap,’’ the Daily Progress of Charlottesville wrote. “When he’s in, be more conscious of the keys up front, be more conscious of the cues you have to do, and play a little bit more deliberate when he’s lined up in front of you,’’ said Perkins, a dual-threat signal caller who has 1,125 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, with four interceptions — and 341 yards and three touchdowns rushing.

Said Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall on the ACC teleconference: “Yeah, ball security is really first and foremost on our mind. Their front seven is really dynamic and physical, and a lot of their turnovers come by hitting the quarterback or forcing early throws and interceptions. If you can keep them off balance, it gives you a better chance.”

Willis, at this point a potential first-round NFL Draft pick, is thrilled about his production.

“I’m really happy that my talents are getting [noticed] worldwide and people are starting to notice what I can do,’’ he said. “Sometimes I do feel like it’s a dream.”’

Old Skool

Im waiting for the dread Hot Pocket Pendant to make an apperance somewhere

Posted by: solarcane | October 10, 2018 at 05:07 PM

Hopefully it'll be followed by the Poptart of defeat.

Sarasota 'cane

Hopefully it'll be followed by the Poptart of defeat.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 10, 2018 at 05:26 PM

Leggo my Eggo profile in defensive courage award. (It's a necklace dipped in syrup)

solarcane

Remember those hard candy necklaces,
the candy strung onto a string, you would covet on Halloween?

You run from house to house and the sweat and dirt on your neck would melt the candy down your neck
Kind of a prerunner to the turn over chain

Old Skool

Yeah I wore those and dangled candy cigarettes from my lips to look cool

NativeCane

I had a 2 pack a day habit when I was 8 years old...

86Cane

Hopefully it'll be followed by the Poptart of defeat.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 10, 2018 at 05:26 PM

#WickedGood

TonyCane


Posted by: solarcane | October 10, 2018 at 04:36 PM

Other items that they bring to feel like home:

1) Partially used roll of toilet paper
2) Some air freshener
3) A cave bear skin rug
4) Left over pizza (three boxes - no more, no less)
5) A history of losing seasons

TonyCane

Preview of the Miami/Virginia game from the opponents perspective.

https://www.streakingthelawn.com/2018/10/10/17919898/the-column-virginia-vs-miami-complete-preview-uva-football

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: TonyCane | October 10, 2018 at 09:10 PM

"And this chair...and this remote control...and this paddle game...that's all I need!"

WWIN

I'm still waiting for someone to be better then Ken Dorsey.

Posted by: raizecane | October 10, 2018 at 07:10 AM

I'm still waiting for someone to have a better supporting cast than Ken Dorsey.

FIFY

TonyCane

I think the team needs to watch the last game at the Orange Bowl. Just a little extra motivation. A 50-0 blanking would be most satisfactory.

solarcane

Tony lmao!

solarcane

WWIN

That was the point I was trying to make about KD11, No qb anywhere ever had an offense and defense to help him through the tough times like Kenny did

Steve Walsh would be about the closest I reckon

TruCane81

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
‘Everybody eats’ on the Miami Hurricanes’ defensive front. And we’re not talking food

Posted by: solarcane | October 10, 2018 at 05:17 PM

Let them boys eat!

THE PILLAGE HAS BEGUN!

solarcane

They hongree

WWIN

Posted by: solarcane | October 10, 2018 at 09:35 PM

Exactly!

WWIN

Posted by: 86Cane | October 10, 2018 at 01:55 PM

You won this debate right here!!!

86Cane

Who has the 411 update on the MLB playoffs?

Sarasota 'cane

No games till Friday, 8pm.

Dodgers
Brewers

raizecane

I think the team needs to watch the last game at the Orange Bowl. Just a little extra motivation. A 50-0 blanking would be most satisfactory.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 10, 2018 at 09:25 PM

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

Was at that game. I had a piece of the OB to take with me as a momento but after that beat down, i threw it back.

thirstybuzzardcane

Was at that game. I had a piece of the OB to take with me as a momento but after that beat down, i threw it back.

Posted by: raizecane | October 10, 2018 at 10:51 PM


I just sat in my seat in disbelief!

TonyCane

Ah, yes. The feast ensues on Saturday. Where the portions are plenty, yet the appetites never fully sated. Indeed, the hunger may be stoked even more with each new sack and turnover...er...I mean course. The Canes shall dine like kings. Cheer will be high, and the merriment will be oh so grand.

TruCane81

Tony, I don’t know where you get this stuff.

Just keep going.

I’m still tripping on the Montgomery Burns quote.

Between the stats and humor, it’s really good having you here.

solarcane

LSU and Wisconsin will lose this week
Oregon upsets Washington we move closer to the top 10

Go Canes!!

But the stats don't lie. So now agree with me that the offense has been "not good" or even bad as we call it in the real world. I bet you can't!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 10, 2018 at 02:46 PM


Richt's play calling has been inexplicably bad at times. The offense has been woefully inconsistent. Our offensive line has mismatched, out of position players because all our best players are freshmen and sophomores.

When have I been unable to stay that again?

BigWindyCane

LSU and Wisconsin will lose this week
Oregon upsets Washington we move closer to the top 10

Posted by: solarcane | October 11, 2018 at 01:26 AM

I agree this is very possible. I also think the Canes can move up during the bye week. But before all that, the Canes need to go to Charlottesville, and take care of business. This is Perry’s first ACC Saturday night road game, and the temperatures will likely be in the 50s or colder. I am interested to see how Perry performs. I would also like to see his receivers catch. 8 drops is unacceptable.

The special teams problems must be solved. The Canes have the worst special teams in the ACC. Too much talent on offense. It’s time for this offense to start turning the corner and execute better. This offensive line must play a lot better.

AeroCane

^^^
This!!

86Cane

Between the stats and humor, it’s really good having you here.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 11, 2018 at 01:25 AM

There IT is again.

Tony is THAT guy!

86Cane

Go Canes...well done! I agree.

Go Canes!!

We did end up scoring 28 points, despite missing a chip shot FG and taking a knee at the 1 yard line.

Even if CMR changes nothing with the play calling, as Perry grows in experience and we get these better young kids on the o-line in the right place, we will be nearly impossible to stop offensively.

jmo.

canezilla


think the team needs to watch the last game at the Orange Bowl. Just a little extra motivation. A 50-0 blanking would be most satisfactory.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 10, 2018 at 09:25 PM
NOBODY ON THIS TEAM COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THAT NIGHT, THAT WAS A WEIRD NIGHT IN THE OB

Go Canes!!

Posted by: canezilla | October 11, 2018 at 09:12 AM

Was there, for me it was an awful night that ended up being pretty incredible.

Told the story on here before. Security for that game was crazy tight, but afterwards the stadium was left completely unguarded.

So after hanging out drinking beers waiting for traffic to die down, we walked right on the field to take pictures and play catch for about half an hour with the lights still on,

Have great pictures standing on the 50 yd line flashing the U on the commemorative logo and at the 58 game winning streak sign.

It was awesome.

canezilla

That's cool go canes... We left with some seats from the west end zone after that game. I think our qb had 1 completion that night?

Terrance Sullivan

Right on Zilla no need to show them a game in 2007 when U can simply show them the Game in 2014. I mean at least that Game Redshirt Seniors were Freshmen in that Game and can tell U about it. Better yet the Game Last year is a far better tool than some Game from 11 years ago when most of the players where still in elementary school lol. come into modern times Daddy. Don't out think the Room. Just win the Game Baby Become Bowl Eligible and get some rest in the Bye Week baby! Go Canes! Beat UVA!

Go Canes!!



@Andrew_Ivins: Miami commits picking up offers this morning.

RB Marcus Crowley lands one from Ohio State after rushing for 250+ yards in two straight games.

2020 CB Jaiden Francois gets one from Florida State. He has 6 interceptions this season.

canezilla

TS 100

solarcane

Some Cane Virginia film review and a play we are always ripe for the picking


https://www.stateoftheu.com/2018/10/11/17940542/miami-hurricanes-football-film-preview-miami-at-virginia-cavaliers-mark-richt-nkosi-perry

solarcane

Pray for the Panhandle guys.
This is just brutal.

Herbieibis

Mexico Beach, looks like a war torn nation. The island of Barbuda was left uninhabital after last year's hurricane, this place doesn't look much better. Many prayers for those affected.

Go Canes!!

It’s Andrew bad. Maybe worse.

Absolutely horrible.

UMike

That game gave me PTSD... Everytime a TE catches a pass across the middle I get flash backs

TonyCane

Posted by: TonyCane | October 10, 2018 at 09:25 PM
NOBODY ON THIS TEAM COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THAT NIGHT, THAT WAS A WEIRD NIGHT IN THE OB

Posted by: canezilla | October 11, 2018 at 09:12 AM

Players went to Miami. They probably have some investment in the history and tradition of the school. So maybe a 2% extra motivation burst?

That said, if you really want to motivate them just show last year's game and end the video with Virginia at 28-14.

NativeCane

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