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October 11, 2019

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solarcane

Manny is a good defensive Coordinator

mi@mic@ne

Nice crunch time performance

AeroCane

Nemo
Lol

BigWindyCane

Great win!

Note to CMD: stay involved with the defense!

orange 'n green in the vein

Always nice to get a top 25 win when you bring your B- game!

solarcane

Nice crunch time performance

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | October 11, 2019 at 11:17 PM
mi@
So they didn't fold? lol

Go Canes!!

Nice hard fought W. Virginia is physical as hell.

Happy as can be for Manny and our guys!!!!

VA Cane

N'Kosi Perry has matured a lot since last season.
No more "Pornboy".
Today he is the man!
"Pornman"

Got to agree....he made a play when we needed it!!!
Nice effort and respect for not quitting guys!
5 playe tough...no big #s......but tough!!!!

mi@mic@ne

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | October 11, 2019 at 11:17 PM
mi@
So they didn't fold? lol its taken 4 games to show they can win when the game is on the line

alpine

anyone we'll miss more than dj dallas when he goes pro after this season?

VA Cane

solar agree!!! He is a DC....not so much HC!!!! Like clappy...fine OC...not a HC......we aint had one since BD!!!!!!

Strong HC....good OC OC and CMD on D....and some STs....we are strong!!

Sarasota 'cane

Hell yeah!!

Go 'canes!!

solarcane

Number of penalties down, made an extra point, defense played a complete game,no injuries and a win.

Be happy

VA Cane

anyone we'll miss more than dj dallas when he goes pro after this season?

I second that emotion brother....DJ13.....no quit in him....he IS a Cane!!!!!!!!

Sarasota 'cane

anyone we'll miss more than dj dallas when he goes pro after this season?

Posted by: alpine | October 11, 2019 at 11:22 PM

Yeah we'll miss him! DJ reminds me of Frank Gore.

AeroCane

DJ would be wise to stay
He’s not a first or second round guy imo
Rousseau would be the key undergrad guy id be worried about but I don’t think he can go pro next year (the year after, yes)

raizecane

we should have never won that game .....

2 - 10 (3rd down)
265 total yards
25.41 TOP

but glad we did.......defense played very well IMO and we had only 4 flags for 24 yards. 0 turnovers

mi@mic@ne

Dj will do fine in the league

Herbieibis

Did Garvin play tonight. Don't think I heard his name called.

mi@mic@ne

Dj should stay. He would rise if he stayed one more year

solarcane

13 9 2 on offense, 15 on defense and 29 on special teams are Miami Hurricanes

BigWindyCane

Rousseau is unblockable. Rousseau is the best DE the Canes have had in a while. He is very very good!

Sarasota 'cane

On StubHub you can sit upper deck on the visitors side, 40 yard line for $6/ticket against Georgia Tech next Saturday!!

mi@mic@ne

We did a lot better with the push on dine in crunch. The heat finally got to Virginia. The oline looked like beast lol thank you sf heat

Canesagent75

DJ is coming back PERIOD. The more important question is, can we play like this the rest of the season? The more these Canes grow up I'd hope to see consistency and that's improved coaching in which I think we have now. Great game and a win over a top 25 team and power 5 team finally! GO CANES!

solarcane

Did Garvin play tonight. Don't think I heard his name called.

Posted by: Herbieibis | October 11, 2019 at

I thought I saw him make a tackle on a 3ed down in the red zone

solarcane

Williams thinking "I should have listened to my old man, I would be starting at Georgia Southern all year."

alpine

finally, a blog after a good win!
... solar running nose tackle like a 5th yr. senior

solarcane

Pretty obvious
Enos can't judge who his best quarterback is befor the season starts.

He doesnt know the shortest way to the end zone from the 5 yard line.

Can't bring himself to shyt can that under center play action crap.

BigWindyCane

Very impressed with our DL tonight. Every defensive lineman that played tonight played well, and they just dominated this game. Pinkney and the strikers played well. The DBs had their lapses, but they are improving.

CMD needs to stay involved in the defense. If the defense continues playing like this, they could be a top ten defense again and the Canes can make some noise the second half of the season

solarcane

Waz up Big Al?

Good azz defense most of the night.

86Cane

Enos is the worst play caller I've ever witness at the U.
He make Richt look like a genius.

Posted by: PapaCane | October 11, 2019 at 09:58 PM

The hits just keep on coming!

alpine

by the way, we made our first 4th down stop of the season (other teams 7 of 7 i believe)
+ we made our own 4th down needing 7 yards!!

solarcane

Just a random question.

When Sports Center shows the top 10 plays of the day, has anyone on here
really ever seen the puck?

AeroCane

Actually garvin had a couple of key plays
One which allowed Rousseau to reach in and cause a fumble
But as I’ve said and others - Rousseau is a star and it took Blake and manny Til today to actually start him and use him a lot
Poor judgement by the coaches
Also I agree with solar and I said it earlier - either enos or manny or both effed up naming Williams the starter
This staff needs to stop proving points and start scoring points - I just don’t get it; it’s so clear to me from the gator game forward that Williams wasn’t the guy (sure he had stats) so why does it take this staff so
Long to figure things out - shit, we could be 5-1 or 6-0 with only changing 2 things - play Rousseau More and start perry over Williams (now granted, not a pretty or very good 5-1 or 6-0 but a lot better than 3-3)

86Cane

Enos has to get clever to generate points. And I don't see anything clever about him.

Posted by: PapaCane | October 11, 2019 at 10:15 PM

That's what she said.

There I said it!

86Cane

has anyone on here
really ever seen the puck?

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Wait, there's a puck?

86Cane

Good win for the good guys.

I'll take it, all kidding aside.

No FUBAR blog for at least another week. It was a little closer than we would like but hell with the way things have been going all we can do is say "Thank You" and move on.

Sleep well Canespacers, sleep well.

solarcane

Wait, there's a puck?

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2019 at 12:11 AM

I know, right?

BigWindyCane

CMD says that Jarren is still the starter, and will play when healthy.

I don’t know if he is just trying to motivate Perry and a Jarren, or if he is just seriously incompetent. I am guessing it’s to motivate Perry and Jarren.

The Canes take on GT next week, and if the Canes can win big like they should, the Canes will be 3-2 (2-2 in the Coastal Division), and bowl eligibility being a real possibility.

alpine

Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 12, 2019 at 12:26 AM

beep!
the correct answer is: the canes would be 4-2
... but thx for playing

and all of you are right; can't go back to "safe choice" jarren

solarcane

"CMD says that Jarren is still the starter, and will play when healthy"

This might be a good time to give Tonya Harding a call.

DallasTX Cane

CMD, the D Whisperer

KYcane

Posted by: alpine | October 12, 2019 at 12:32 AM

Don’t you mean 4-3

KYcane

This might be a good time to give Tonya Harding a call.

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Remind me not to get on your bad side

alpine

Posted by: alpine | October 12, 2019 at 12:32 AM

Don’t you mean 4-3

Posted by: KYcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:57 AM

yes, i forgot to take out my charlie chaplain suit and instead, i did a total faceplant

alpine

"tonya harding"
thx for that, solar
... a true LOL

alpine

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The 2020 Democratic candidate has been showing her love for the series starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for years now. The pair have been bantering on Twitter, and the show paid homage to Warren by featuring a shot of The Rock reading Warren’s 2017 book “This Fight Is Our Fight” in the August premiere of Season 5.


Dwayne Johnson
@TheRock
Mahalo, my ballin’ friend (thanks Bruce too)
It’s been a helluva run and I’m grateful to the people. Thanks for the 🏀 and ⛓, I mean happy marriage well wishes 😉
Best of luck and thank you Senator for all your hard work on behalf of our country.
Enjoy @BallersHBO tonight 👊🏾 https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1165742298271010816

Elizabeth Warren
@ewarren
Can’t wait for the Season 5 premiere of @BallersHBO tonight (Bruce and I still can't believe there won't be a Season 6). And congrats @TheRock on your marriage!

As if the lovefest couldn’t get better, Warren spoke to Entertainment Weekly for an article published Friday about the upcoming finale of the show’s final season and her affection for The Rock.

Asked about people surprised she’s a fan of the show, Warren answered: “Why would people be surprised that I like Ballers? It’s got The Rock! What’s not to love?”

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Warren also addressed The Rock’s comments a couple years ago that running for president “would be a great opportunity to help people.”

“I would welcome him to the race,” Warren said with a laugh. “I know he would fight for the principles that he believes in — he’s my kind of guy!”

KYcane

i did a total faceplant

Posted by: alpine | October 12, 2019 at 01:10 AM

Kyle Wright would be proud

thirstybuzzardcane

Is that the same Warren who wants our tax money to pay for inmates sex changes? SMH 🤦🏼‍♂️

thirstybuzzardcane

Hope the game hasn’t started yet I’m almost there! All kidding aside, it took me 3 hours rather than an 1 hr 10 min drive to make it down to the game. Traffic was slow moving from PGA all the way to the stadium! Sorry, but you couldn’t pay me to live in any of those counties. Freakin terrible!

thirstybuzzardcane

Great win tonight! Not the best of games, but they got the job done. Defense played well, but we still give up way too many 3rd down conversions.

alpine

Is that the same Warren who wants our tax money to pay for inmates sex changes? SMH 🤦🏼‍♂️
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2019 at 01:20 AM

you worried that if THE ROCK ever gets arrested, he might walk out as THE GRAVEL? or THE CAVE? or anything less denoting of his "hardness"?

thirstybuzzardcane

☝️☝️☝️😂😂😂😂😂

thirstybuzzardcane

Glad to see the refs let the kids play. Very few penalties were called which is good for the game!

Old Skool

The dead chickens worked. But a sleeper game that was way too close. Might be time to up the sacrifice to goats.

HillviewCane

I get giving Williams a shot. He didn't seem to make turnovers. He was injured the last game so the turnovers sucked but I got it. Everyone was saying in the off-season that he looked the best so he earned his shot. However I don't think he has adjusted to the speed of the game compared to practice yet and out terrible o-line play has been no help in that situation. The most important area for us to improve is with our o-line

HillviewCane

What bothers me a lot more than Williams and Perry is Rousseau not starting until now. It's obvious he was better than the guys ahead of him. You gotta let the best guy play.

Herbieibis

Good win against a team we should beat regardless. Finally the more talented team wins out.
Felder has the Boyz in shape no doubt this is the best hire Manny has made.
We cut the penalties back, which was a big plus, especially on the defensive side. No stupid penalties, except for Carter not getting off the field.
Enos finally remembered what got him down the field in the first drive of the game but it took him 2.5 quarters to remember.
Manny just needs to be his own DEE Cord.
As far as Williams or Perry goes, I do believe Williams, when healthy is a better game manager but Perry has the stronger arm and can run a little bit. He is streaky, either good or bad in that way and that is a worry.
Run the dam ball inside the 5 but not Wide! Enos wants to throw every down.
Team could be 6-0 with a little luck.
Baxa, if this dude has to be on the field, kick the out of the end zone.
Special teams are still an adventure.
Tackling is still a bit of an issue especially in secondary.
Dallas is a stud and so is Rouseau.
Still missing the big plays either by over throws or drops.

UMike

If Williams plays we lose. I'm not saying Perry is all world, but if Williams was playing he takes a sack on the TD screen to DJ, doesn't covert the 4th and 7 and takes a sack on the play Perry scored on.

Perry missed a few deep passes that would of been scores, Enos can help with that, but Williams either is to scared to make those throws or doesn't step up in the pocket to be able to.


86Cane

Might be time to up the sacrifice to goats.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 12, 2019 at 04:53 AM

Good call. I got this.

86Cane

UMike...I agree 100%.

If Perry could ever develop any "touch" and put some air under the ball to let the WR run under it he could be very good. Not like a J12 "punt" pass but not a line drive into the gap either. Somewhere in between would be nice.

Watch college football games today. You will see QBs do it all day long, just not at Miami.

86Cane

What bothers me a lot more than Williams and Perry is Rousseau not starting until now. It's obvious he was better than the guys ahead of him. You gotta let the best guy play.

Posted by: HillviewCane | October 12, 2019 at 07:31 AM

Several people have said this and yes it is beyond obvious that Rousseau should have been playing all along. They rewarded Patchan for doing all of the "right things" in the off season and Fall practice and they hurt the team by not playing Rousseau. That culture crap again.

"You play to win the game."

mi@mic@ne

Perry motivates the offense and makes better decisions than williams to run. Perry is streaky but Williams does not have perry's awareness to move away from pressure in the pocket. Williams has a softer touch. Perry needs to threw the long ball higher so the receiver can time his catch. Perry's 2 long balls were too flat so the open receiver had no chance to adjust. I like Perry because he is more versatile than Williams.

BigWindyCane

This might be a good time to give Tonya Harding a call.

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Remind me not to get on your bad side

Posted by: KYcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:59 AM

🤣🤣🤣🤣

BigWindyCane

The Canes play GT next week, and the Canes should blow them out. If Perry plays well, he should continue to be the starter or the coaches will have a mutiny on their hands.

We are the only team in college football that I see barely missing those throws and definitely dropping those throws. Virginia WRs made contested catch after contested catch, while ours didn’t. I could see the WR Coach Stubblefield was upset at drops, but Pope did redeem himself a little on that last drive.

That first TD drive and that last TD drive were championship caliber drives, but the offense otherwise struggled. With DeeJay in the backfield, I think we have to feed him in the red zone. The threat of the deep throw by Perry did move the safeties and coverage back out of the box. Perry also is much much more elusive and believe it or not, only took 3 sacks against a very good Virginia pass rush and a not so good Cane OL.

Enos is learning his personnel and how to call plays, and I believe Perry will start hitting those throws more consistently, and the WRs will start making those catches. I see a lot of positives that the offense can build on.

CGNC

A win is a win, I will take it and be happy.

The OC, Special Teams Coach and Bubba Baxa can enter the transfer portal. Manny needs to stay involved with the defense.

Enjoy your saturday

BigWindyCane

Greg Rousseau was essentially a dominant defensive force. If he continues to play like this, he will be All ACC. Rousseau was the MVP of the game, with Perry a close second

I was pleasantly surprised and impressed to see Jon Ford step up and play really well. I think Ford played fewer snaps with the emergence of Silvera and Miller. But Ford stripped the Virginia RB on the turnover, and more importantly, Ford made it impossible for Virginia to run the ball in or near his gap.

DallasTX Cane

CGNC: Give Enos some time. He’s had a lot of past success. It’s been frustrating and I was definitely WTF on several plays last night. But he was a legit hire and should pay dividends in time.

UMike

Windy... unless Williams is hurt still, Perry won't be playing. Sadly CMD has already said Williams is still the started. I do think he is a little too obsessed with us having "the guy" at QB.

raizecane

no doubt in my mind we lose that game if Williams started. He doesn't throw a deep ball so the defense can stack the line. Also, no way Williams runs for a TD in the final drive. He would have thrown it and who knows what would have happened.

raizecane

whatever CMD did to the defense last week, he needs to keep it up. Clearly you could see the difference between VTech and Virginia .

CMD basically said.... "not on my watch"

alpine

just got home, got caught up on the blog
. . . and found myself consistently going: "yep", "uh huh", "agree", "nice one"

good blogging!

86Cane

1. The Canes play GT next week, and the Canes should blow them out.

2. If Perry plays well, he should continue to be the starter or the coaches will have a mutiny on their hands.

3. That first TD drive and that last TD drive were championship caliber drives, but the offense otherwise struggled.

4. The threat of the deep throw by Perry did move the safeties and coverage back out of the box. Perry also is much much more elusive and believe it or not, only took 3 sacks against a very good Virginia pass rush and a not so good Cane OL.

5. Enos is learning his personnel and how to call plays.

6. I see a lot of positives that the offense can build on.

Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 12, 2019 at 09:49 AM

1. Have we not learned anything yet? We really have no idea what will happen next week. To say we are going to "blow anyone out" is simply wishful thinking. This is not the Miami Hurricanes we once knew. Easy on the expectations because we know what they can do.

2. Yes, you are correct. If Manny sticks to this routine he will fail. We definitely do not need another "Smartest Man In The Room" syndrome guy. See the obvious, say the obvious, play the best player. We're not stupid and we can all see it too Manny Diaz.

3. Easy there Big Dog. "Championship caliber" drives? Seriously? That is a long, long way from where we are right now. In fact it is over the hill and through the woods. We may get there yet this season but lets tamper down the superlatives just for now.

4. Yes and Yes. Perry was the difference maker.

5. What the hell U say? Enos' play calling is whack. That is all.

6. Uh, well, sort of. It was 10-9 with 4 minutes to play so that is not exactly setting the world on fire. The drive and the TD score at the end did give us all hope that we can score when it matters most but it was not breakout game for the offense by any means. And if not for Perry playing like he was dodging traffic on I-95 (Old Skool reference here) we likely could have and would have lost the game.

Are we getting better? Yes. Are we anywhere close to where we need to be. Not at all. Long way to go before we put "championship caliber" and Miami Hurricanes in the same paragraph much less the same sentence.

Oops, I did it again!

solarcane

What sticks in my mind is Manny saying we still don't know who our best players are.

This is obviously very true.
A quarterback that sparks the entire offense,plays his best in the clutch,stays composed, is mobile, doesn't start the season

Defensive player dominates every snap he is on the field,makes everyone around him play better doesn't start.

Smh

solarcane

"We come out of the gate an score on our opening drive, hold them through the first quarter, I think we have a chance to win. We seem to start playing about 6 minutes into the second half."

Posted by: solarcane | October 11, 2019 at 03:50 PM

Note the time stamp
I'm just sayin


86Cane

Note the time stamp
I'm just sayin

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Credit given where credit is due.

Even a blind squirrel winks and nods sometimes.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Kicking the ant pile around here is literally the realm of slurp squad posting now.

You can have the prototype frame and get out of your rush lane enough as a defensive end to make the up field defense fail against a running QB like Perkins was able to enough to win in last year's game. That's what was keeping Patchan on the field and his backup watching lane integrity on the sideline until he understood that defensive scheme concept completely enough to apply it consistently in order to earn his playing time.

UVA tried to use the lure the opponent out to the deep water strategy themselves and it almost worked, they didn't have enough depth or athleticism to finish off the plan so it wasn't founded solidly in the first place. GT has even less depth and less athleticism by comparison, no reason to not have a quick start and a sustained effort in seven days. Run the remaining conference slate table (possible) and have UNC drop two more ACC games (probably) and VT one more ACC game (maybe) and you get your shot at the defending champs after all, an ok consolation prize considering the dumpster fire that had to be put out after three weeks . . .

thirstybuzzardcane

Hats off to Feeley! He’s the MVP on this team. I’ve never seen a team more conditioned than Miami!

solarcane


Watching Oklahoma,
They do more offensive mojo in the first 5 minutes than we have done this season

solarcane

Hats off to Feeley! He’s the MVP on this team. I’ve never seen a team more conditioned than Miami!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Windy,
me too, best coach at his job on the entire team

BigWindyCane

UGA down at home to South Carolina, 17-10.

Sarasota 'cane

Roll Call for GT!!

Check out StubHub for some incredible deals on tickets. You can sit on the 40, upper deck for $6, or you can spend a few more and sit in a club seat!!

Just do it!!

Go 'canes!!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM

💯

alpine

glued to SC-GA
great game!

solarcane

Georgia deserves to lose this game
24 point favorite

solarcane

Choke at home

alpine

Choke at home

Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 03:44 PM

vs. 3rd string QB!

roachcane77

I also have decided I’m not a dan enos fan
Posted by: AeroCane | October 11, 2019 at 09:01 PM

Alabama qbs and offensive line made Enos look a lot better than he actually is seems to me
Posted by: solarcane | October 11, 2019 at 09:39 PM

Enos is the worst play caller I've ever witness at the U.
He make Richt look like a genius.
Posted by: PapaCane | October 11, 2019 at 09:58 PM

I agree with ALL of these statements...

roachcane77

Solar,
It’s “The Feeley effect!”
Posted by: BigWindyCane | October 11, 2019 at 11:06 PM

Hats off to Feeley! He’s the MVP on this team. I’ve never seen a team more conditioned than Miami!
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Windy, me too, best coach at his job on the entire team
Posted by: solarcane | October 12, 2019 at 12:18 PM

A win is a win, I will take it and be happy.
The OC, Special Teams Coach and Bubba Baxa can enter the transfer portal. Manny needs to stay involved with the defense.
Enjoy your saturday
Posted by: CGNC | October 12, 2019 at 09:54 AM

I ALSO agree with all of THESE posts!


roachcane77

CGNC: Give Enos some time. He’s had a lot of past success. It’s been frustrating and I was definitely WTF on several plays last night. But he was a legit hire and should pay dividends in time.
Posted by: DallasTX Cane | October 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Disagree... Enos was ONLY the QB coach at Bama. He was NOT their Offensive Coordinator.

As far as I'm concerned, he can STAY here as a QB coach, but we need a NEW, and EXPERIENCED OC next year.

CGNC

CGNC: Give Enos some time. He’s had a lot of past success. It’s been frustrating and I was definitely WTF on several plays last night. But he was a legit hire and should pay dividends in time.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | October 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Dunno. I have PTSD from Richt trotting out all those consecutive run calls......

Roach, Enos is not the worst- there was Patrick Nix - remember him? Also CMR was not a rocket scientist when it came to that LOL. The only one I remember standing out as being good in the last decade was Jed Fish but maybe I am forgetting someone?

UMike

Enos was the OC at Arkansas, so he has OC experience. I still believe he is a upgrade over Richt and so only get better. He has the worst OL in the Power 5.

CGNC

Shout out to Pat Bethel for blocking that Virginia field goal

CGNC

Greg Rousseau: 7 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF

CGNC

UMike - I agree, he is better than Richt.

TonyCane

Let’s leverage tech and get an advanced AI as the The OC.

roachcane77

UMike - I agree, he is better than Richt.
Posted by: CGNC | October 12, 2019 at 04:57 PM

OK... I'll GIVE him THAT. (Better than CMR is HARDLY a RAVING REVIEW though... ) We COULD, and SHOULD, do BETTER.

We're the U!

VA Cane

CMD is VG D coach.....he is not a HC just not him. I like him much more as DC...he coached the D last night. Should have really done a killer HC search.

BigWindyCane

I have to give CMD credit for coaching the defense, replacing the kicker and having the Canes come out strong to start and finish the game. I really thought this game was critical for CMD because CMD was coaching the defense and Perry was playing QB.

Virginia had a pretty good defense, and Perry gave us the best chance to win. Perry has definitely improved since last season, and Enos deserves some credit for developing him. I would like to see Perry being given a chance to get more comfortable and to grow in this Canes offense.

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