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October 09, 2018

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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

86Cane

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

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

#WickedGood

NativeCane

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

Old Skool

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

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

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)

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.

solarcane


Play Video
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.”’

solarcane

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

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

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.

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.

Sinistercane1

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

thirstybuzzardcane

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

thirstybuzzardcane

More video

https://twitter.com/GlobalNewsIL/status/1050095507438268416?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

They are getting hammered! This will be worse than Andrew!

https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu/status/1050097382799622144?s=19

86Cane

Nothing wrong with saying the defense bailed us out against FSU. Nothing wrong with having that happen. I AGREE.

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!

86Cane

I'll try again...Please list who we have beaten this year. ALL of the teams please. Go ahead I'll wait.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 10, 2018 at 01:56 PM

Go Canes!!

And I agree the defense bailed us out. But what’s wrong with that?

A ton of big time programs have had their Ds get wins for them and vice versa. How many shootouts have Oklahoma and Ohio State won in the last few years?

It happens all the time.

Go Canes!!

When it comes to UCF I really only need to list one win, Toledo, as the only example necessary.

They’ve scored 66, 24 (vs UM), 63, 27 and 52 against UCF caliber opponents.

Shrug.

They’re basically the same team.

86Cane

UCF’s scheduling is a joke. They’ve beaten the likes of UConn, SMU and South Carolina State this year.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 10, 2018 at 01:34 PM

Please list who we have beaten this year. ALL of the teams please. Go ahead I'll wait.

86Cane

Now you compare apples to oranges.

UCF plays teams at their level of recruiting and competition the same way that Miami plays teams at their level of recruiting and competition.

To say "UM would beat UCF", even IF true, is not even a relevant point, it like comparing apples to oranges.

The relevant point is that the NCAA stats show that our offensive performance is "not good" or as honest people might say, pretty shytty. With that any logical, reasonable and honest person must agree.

The second relevant point is that we had a very rocky start against LSU (to say the least) and IF we can improve a little every game we CAN be pretty good by season's end when it matters most.

The OL remains the weak link and when we play teams with talent, speed and strength on defense like Clemson, Wisconsin, LSU or FSU we have a very hard time and struggle mightily to generate anything consistent (if at all) on offense.

The defense rescued the offense against the worst FSU team in over a decade. And even then just by a whisker. That ain't gonna cut it in the years to come.

Go Canes!!

Hale: Miami opponents are converting just 19.77% of third downs, tops in the nation. How? Allowing 4.01 yards/play on first down (6th nationally, 2nd in P5) and avg 3rd down conv distance of 9.0 yds is longest in FBS.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 10, 2018 at 01:13 P

UCF’s scheduling is a joke. They’ve beaten the likes of UConn, SMU and South Carolina State this year.

Their biggest win in two years is over a disinterested, 5 loss Auburn team.

They’ve got a nice offense, helped this year by a former 5 Star grad transfer.

I have zero doubt our defense would whip the crap out of them.

The rest of your post is nonsense. Any time I’ve talked about recruiting his guys and building depth is in comparison to the UBER ELITE programs like Bama and Clemson, not some team that beats literally some of the worst teams in all of college football.

And finally, there is NO way CMR is winless at Nebraska today.

CGNC


Vintage photo, Orange Bowl, East end zone, circa 2007.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 09, 2018 at 09:46 PM


Love it!

86Cane

How quickly you forget #WWFD

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 10, 2018 at 11:10 AM

It STILL suits my agenda. Look at what product he left behind at UCF. They are ranked ahead of us in the polls and in every offensive category.

You want to give Richt 5 years to get "his recruits and build depth" but you want frost to do it in less than ONE year at Nebraska?

Yeah that is a STRONG argument!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 10, 2018 at 06:56 AM

As usual GD is pom pom waving slurper sid-tard, but felonious sex-assault university has a decent defensive line and had Miami's QB under the most pressure he'll see all year in the regular season thanks to the OL still not having had totally jelled in pass protection halfway through the schedule.

So that has to be accounted for when judging his accuracy in his first rivalry game. At least it has to be accounted for if you're going to be fair in your evaluation.

Tsully76

Yes Sir See U in Atlanta UMike!

UMike

Just got my GT Tix... What's the roll call for the GT game? I know my boy TSully will be there, who else.

Old Skool

Michael up to 150 mph. Still got a ways to go before it hits Andrew or Camille territory, but it's getting up there. (I know that's what she said)

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 10, 2018 at 10:49 AM

How quickly you forget #WWFD

It was your perfect response to ANY situation, concern, complaint or explanation...when it suited your agenda.

86Cane

P.S. Scott Frost is 0-5

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 10, 2018 at 12:02 AM

Write this down everybody...when you want to make a good argument this is how you do it, by talking about something completely different rather than the real focal point of the conversation.

#WeakSauce

Old Skool

Great quote from the mayor of Destin

When you're in the Intracoastal Waterway, we call it 'the ditch,' it's a man made ditch, 35-foot high banks on both sides. It is about the only place you can survive a Category 5 storm and for most guys, when you own your boat, you make a living on your boat, in storms like this you ride on the boat. It is kind of like Captain Dan, Forrest Gump situation.

Keoki

Vintage photo, Orange Bowl, East end zone, circa 2007.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 09, 2018 at 09:46 PM

What a fun time @ the OB!

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

👆👆👆 Hahahahahaha....I was thinking the same thing.

solarcane


It's going to be nasty but quick

Thats what

86Cane

Didn’t realize this thing is up to 145 mph.

I pray everyone heeded the warnings and evacuated.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 10, 2018 at 08:26 AM

Yup and yup.

Old Skool

It's going to be nasty but quick. I can't believe some still aren't evacuating. That's very low-lying coastline.

Go Canes!!

Didn’t realize this thing is up to 145 mph.

I pray everyone heeded the warnings and evacuated.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 09, 2018 at 11:05 PM

He obviously missed throws early. Probably a combo of jotters and adrenaline. He also had some balls dropped.

In the second half he made throws we saw throughout the first two starts, including the TDs to Jordan and Thomas.

At the end of the day, despite some bad play calling, we scoed 28 despite taking a knee at the end and misssing a chip shot FG.

Imo he's got a great skillset and is only going to get better.

raizecane

Thoughts and prayers to the people in the Panhandle. Michael is going to be brutal and should make landfall this afternoon.

raizecane


There will always be someone better, that was the plan.

Posted by: God | October 10, 2018 at 07:04 AM

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

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

God

There will always be someone better, that was the plan.

thirstybuzzardcane

The QB competition next year should be real good. If Williams learns the playbook I think he has a legitimate shot.

Williams is probably mechanically better than Perry, but I like what I see from Perry so far!

thirstybuzzardcane

He consistently makes elite throws.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM


You obviously didn't watch the game! Perry missed WIDE open guys bad, real bad! I mean it wasn't even close bad!

AeroCane

WW -thx, I tried my best! Lol


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

Posted by: Go Canes

I can watch that over and over - awesome!

canezilla

I HATE WHEN U BRING THE FACTS,SOUP

Herbieibis

Richt finally realizies how pitiful our special teams are
Punt coverage was bad, puntinting was bad and so was the hang time. I'm glad he finally woke up. We've been bad.

Go Canes!!

P.S. Scott Frost is 0-5

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 09, 2018 at 11:05 PM

He consistently makes elite throws.

Sinistercane1

QB, ST coach and OC are selling pure cocaine....can we arrest them now???

86Cane

I'm working ova heya!

BigWindyCane

Great article Soup😄

thirstybuzzardcane

He makes elite throws:

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

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 09, 2018 at 08:29 PM


So did Rosier. What's your point?

WWIN

Next year...

CMR has two options... start Williams or play both!

WWIN

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

They dropped the ball on this pretty bad imo.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 09, 2018 at 01:49 PM

THIS!

Here's something we agree on!

WWIN

Aero...

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

86Cane

It’s cool though. You a good dude.

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 09, 2018 at 10:25 PM

God knows I try to do what is right.

Even though Go Canes makes it difficult sometimes.

TruCane81

Soup you ain’t have to change it!

That made it funnier.

It’s cool though. You a good dude.

Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding 86.

86Cane

The most amazing part is I still know 5 of the 6 people in 2018 that are in the photo!

86Cane

Vintage photo, Orange Bowl, East end zone, circa 2007.

86Cane

Back on top!

Posted by: TruCane81 | October 09, 2018 at 09:29 PM

That's what she said? LOL

TruCane81

Back on top!

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