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November 30, 2019

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Canesteeler

I can no longer be emotionally attached to UM football. Just as we feel good and excited about the program the reality of the past decade comes back and takes our joy! The product is an embarrassment 🤬🤬🤬

Gene Kissane

Perfectly, you would fire them both but they won't. Best we can hope for is firing the athletic director within your 48 hour deadline. They're gonna give Diaz one more year but the problem is you have a president who would mot know a football from a coconut and a board of trustees that could be largely ill informed about football as well.

BigWindyCane1

Great article Soup! This sums up the depressing current state of affairs, and the required actions to remedy the situation. Not sure if the BOT has the guts to do this. We are stuck in mediocrity— or worse— for the foreseeable future

Terrance M Sullivan

Total Agreement!

KYcane

I knew we were fkd when I read Duke had lost 5 in a row

86Cane

BWC...it doesn't matter if the BOT does it or not. If they do, we stick with it. If they don't announce by Monday at 5 PM, we let it go. We win either way. The ball is in their court.

86Cane

Is there really any alternative?

TonyCane

The University of Miami spends far more each year on research than on athletics. IF some of those funds have gone into successful temporal research, I suggest we send someone back to 2001 and pay Butch Davis the money necessary for him to stay. #CHANGE THE PAST-CHANGE THE FUTURE

AeroCane

Tony
Better idea
Let butch leave for the 2 or 3 yrs to see that the grass is not greener on the other side, let Coker have his 2 or 3 yrs and bring back butch!
Since that won’t happen, keep it simple - fire manny and hire a freaking monkey - we’d be better off

pissed

Is It Time For Miami To Completely Rebuild Its Football Program

By Gabriel Urrutia@GabyUrrutia22

This is an extremely and undoubtedly emotional conversation. But after the 27-17 loss to Duke I believe that it is time to fully reinvent what this Miami program is, what it intends to be, how they play and what the expectations truly are.

Saturday afternoon was a humiliating performance all around. A serious evaluation of every single person that is involved in Miami Hurricanes football needs to happen and happen right now.

That starts at the very top of the athletic program with Blake James and includes every single person who has a say in the way this team is shaped.

There is just no reasonable explanation that the Miami Hurricanes should lose to the Duke Blue Devils in any sport that’s not men’s basketball. To lose for the second year in a row and to perform tragically simply cannot and should not be excused by any student, alum, staff member, media member, or anybody else that has any sort of affiliation with Miami Hurricanes football.

Or should it?

Miami Hurricanes football is dying. If it hasn’t already, it is creeping dangerously close to the point of no return. This program might be done. Anything and everything must change and I don’t know if there is anybody around at this moment that is capable of doing it. I don’t know if anybody cares to fix it.

And maybe that’s the way it needs to happen. Maybe it’s just time to burn the whole thing down and build it back up.

The conversation of the abundance of talent here needs to stop. There is not a single drop of pride in wearing the Miami uniform. There is an unearned arrogance and ego infecting this program and nobody in the locker room cares to do anything about it, clearly.

After a loss to FIU, we had the chance to speak to many, many players and not a single one was mad about it. Not a single player expressed their disgust with the fact that they lost to a far lesser football program down the road from them.


It was all “on to the next week” or “we can't look backwards.”

The attitude of being pissed off for greatness is such a farfetched idea around this program and I’m not sure if it’s anybody’s fault. I simply don't believe that the standard of what it means to be and play for the Miami Hurricanes is valued or cared about anymore. Upperclassman and leaders don't lose sleep about the fact that they drop these types of games and they haven't for generations.

Nobody is held accountable. Nobody shows emotion. It’s an embarrassment to the logo and to every former player that built up a small private school in Coral Gables into a national power. The reality is that we are just another average program in the landscape of college football.

The past is no more. The players don't care about it. Nobody around the program can get these players to play as if they do so I believe that it’s time to simply re-invent this roster and this program.

Not with guys with any characteristic other than the love of the game of football and that will to win. A handful of top recruits are going to want to be a part of this and IF this 2020 class sticks together, they would be a great help.

But after this season, I expect to see a lot of attrition from this team. If I am Manny Diaz and he is the guy after this is all said and done, I am making a plethora of decisions for the betterment of the program both big and small. If that means weeding out players that have contributed to this infectious mentality, so be it. If it means losing a star player or two or three, so be it. If that means losing friends because they aren't doing their jobs and they need to be let go, then SO BE IT.

The mentality of this program needs to be fully reinvented and it starts with the young men you're bringing in and recruiting. Egoless ball players that hate to lose more than they love to win. Players with an edge. Players that are insatiable on a football field and do not accept or tolerate anything other than the best effort from themselves and the person next to them.

It starts with both the offense and defense and their inefficiencies and it ends with a roster full of players that couldn't care less about winning or losing.

Things need to change and they need to change now.

YooperCane

Miami football has been on life support for sometime and now has flatlined. The defibrillator was brought in for the 2019 season and could not revive the Miami football program. The doctor called the death of Miami football today after the Duke game. Funeral announcements to follow soon.

HerbiIbis

How do u make a bad team better, play Miami.
No matter if it's first time starting QB, he definitely will play lights out against The Yew, it was the "U".
I don't want to hear the "I take responsibility speech, or about the culture or we had the best week of practice we've had all year, none of those BS excuses.
Yeah, u have a bunch of greenhorns on the OH Line, u have a first year starting QB and a new offensive staff but this time of the year all the links should of been ironed out but the last 2 games looked like the first 3 and a few inbetween. No progress, just regression.
Congratulations u have officially been anointed as an official member of the all average conference, where anybody, that's not named Clemson, can beat u any given week. This is the weakest power 5 conference and maybe close to the bottom of all D-1 conferences in football.
Somebody has to go on that staff and if his name ain't Anus, then sir need to resign right now!

BigWindyCane1

With CMD at the helm, a 6-6 season is the ceiling.

The Canes are who we are — an average College football team, at best.

We can’t look down on Duke and FIU anymore. They are better than we are.

IMHO, with CMD at the helm, the Canes will not make a bowl game next season. I think this is the worst group of coaches in the ACC

DallasTX Cane

“There is an unearned arrogance and ego infecting this program”

This has been true for a long time. It’s also the common denominator for the fall of all once-great programs. There’s a me-first attitude that dominates. U see it manifest in all sorts of little things that combine to hold back the program.

Haarry Miller

After 72 years of loving the U I am done with them until "like Clent Eastwood say" fire Blake James,fire BOD, fire Manny the fake head coach,fire Enos, fire Barry, fire field,fire Hickson, fire Patke, Fire Rumph, fire All the rest of them, fire them all.

That is all

Mia Chi ‘Cane ‘98

Alumni and die hard fan. Besides for a handful of players there is not one thing I like about this team (players, coaches, etc.) I have had a hard time rooting for them most of the year. On the other hand I have been making some money betting against Miami! Vegas has no clue when it comes to Miami.

VfB_Cane

Same thoughts everywhere which you first read here on this blog.

Barry Jackson:
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article237926004.html

nemo2002

Didn't UM pay Tenple FOUR million dollars?

P.S. Did anyone notice that FIU lost yesterday to Marshall?

P.P.S. If we go to a low rent bowl game ("to get a jump start on the 2020 season"), no doubt we'll have a season ending trifecta of losses (again).

Basura

I told an FSU friend of mine that if they lost to Miami, they would win because they would fire Taggart. I said if we beat FSU we would lose because we are stuck with Diaz. The loser of FSU-Miami wins the long game. FSU got embarrassed by their rival, they acted. We got embarrassed x2 to two nothing programs. We will extend everyone!!!!

F$&@ U

AeroCane

Could we possibly working behind the scenes to get Urban?

VfB_Cane

Could we possibly working behind the scenes to get Urban?

Posted by: AeroCane | December 01, 2019 at 07:36 AM

No way. The administration is so worried about the school's reputation that they won't consider someone with a shady record only because he's a winner.

I think everyone except the fans and some boosters is pretty happy if the football team behaves and wins a few games every now and then and the coach plays Mr. Nice Guy.

And don't think anyone outside the athletic department lost a single minute of sleep because of what happened on the footvball field this season.

86Cane

The Canes are who we are — an average College football team, at best.

We can’t look down on Duke and FIU anymore. They are better than we are.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 30, 2019 at 11:44 PM

How can you say that we are an "average" football team and then say Duke and FIU are better than us (which they are). FIU and Duke are BELOW average teams and they are better than we are. So what does that make us? Way BELOW average.

86Cane

Want to read something funny?

Remember when Jimmy Johnson said that he felt better about the Miami football program that he had "in a long time" when Manny Diaz was hired? Even our legacy coaches have lost it, forget the current crew. Sure maybe Johnson was just being politically correct but still that is just embarassing.

Don

Amen to that!

IraqiCane

This sucks... Great writing Soup.

CGNC

Love the blog article! Well done!

CGNC

Posted by: 86Cane | December 01, 2019 at 09:02 AM

Well Diaz is articulate and well spoken and I think JJ thought/hoped that would translate into some better coaching hires and play on the field. Ask him again an he might have a different opinion.

Going to be a lot less people in the stadium next year

MDCane

Can someone look me in the eye and tell me we didn't get the death penalty from the NCAA, and we're been kept in the dark? No way a highly rated school can make such dumb incompetent decisions for 15 years.


86Cane

I do not recall if I have ever asked for a coach and AD to be fired but in this case it is completely justified. I will say this in Diaz's defense: This head coaching thingy is MUCH harder than it looks.

86Cane

MDCane...actually it would have been easier if we did get the Death Penalty from the NCAA because then we woud have a villian to blame and hate on. Now all we have to blame is ourselves and the incompetence of our athletic department leadership, our coaches and our players.

You just knew that the dead rot had set in several years ago when after a tough loss to another nobody team one of our most respected OL said: "Well you know the other team has players on scholarship too."

Can't remember who it was who said that?

86Cane

CGNC...Golden was articulate AND he even wrote his ideas down on paper with his 12 Pillars and his Deserve Victory platform or whatever it was. He met with JJ also if you recall. How did that turn out?

MDCane

So are we saying JJ is the X-factor in this demoralizing story?

TonyCane

It is 86.

The 6-6 record we sustained this year went right according to the nightmare scenario that I predicted in August if our OL was as bad as was reported, down to the loss to FIU.

I think Manny believed better prep, passion, and an old school Canes scheme could overcome any deficiencies, when the reality is that Miami became relevant by reinventing offense in the 1980s. He needs to do this again.

The week after Early Signing Day May be quite active if he decides to make a move. He may not be as loyal as other HCs.

mi@

We brought the city of Miami together. We made every citizen a Cane brother. I would not be surprised if riots in the streets returned because the team s#_€€ donkey dcs.

I hope the former players who gave the U it's respect go into the Hecht center and take the trophies. They should not be identified with this bunch of losers

Basura

Remember when I was asking for the mercy of the Death Penalty from the NCAA. This shat on the field is cruel and unusual. Do the right thing and please end the U, NCAA. Please turn Miami football into a club sport.

BigWindyCane1

I will say this in Diaz's defense: This head coaching thingy is MUCH harder than it looks.

Posted by: 86Cane | December 01, 2019 at 09:54 AM

💯! We know this. The question is, does CMD know this yet?

HerbiIbis

Congratulations, to the Canes, they surely secured our placed ranked in ESPN's bottom 10!
If we played in The SEC, we would probably have Arkansas type numbers. The bigger the competition the harder we play. The lower the comp. The worse we play.

BigWindyCane1

On a positive note in an otherwise very disappointing season, Rousseau leads the ACC in sacks and TFLs, and he is tied for #2 in the nation in sacks.

Rousseau should be first team all ACC and All ACC freshmen. He should also be freshman all American, if red shirt freshmen qualify. He also might be ACC freshman of the year

raizecane

We suck.....

Terrance M Sullivan

The Blog Is Cash Money. So I will just say Amen to the Comments of Soup, CGNC, Big Windy, and countless others. I expect our Season Tickets to drop down another 15% in 2020. Heck Honestly it should be more. Right now I will most likely go to 3 Games Max 2 Home Games and the Road Game at GT in Atlanta. I used to go to 8-9 Games annually.

Basura

Sully, games should be for friends and family only. If you must go to a game, be sure to wear a paper bag over your head

raizecane

I love all of you but I am going to say the following in my best Stephen A Smith voice......

I will go on blast to anyone who tries to tell me this team will be better in 2020. I wil not listen to anybody who tells me they see a light at the end of the tunnel during the following events - bowl game, signing day, winter conditioning, spring practice, summer sessions, naming starting QB, changing of coaches or roles......

The ONLY way I could possibly change my mind about how shitty this team is will be game 8 of the 2020 season. That's right, game 8.

So I say this with love - if olks start saying how much we have improved before a single game is played in 202, you will get a blast from me.

I'm tired dawg.....real tired............can you imagine if i posted yesterday? :-)

raizecane

damn....im so frustrated, I can't even spell check correctly.... (sorry for typos above)....

VfB_Cane

The ONLY way I could possibly change my mind about how shitty this team is will be game 8 of the 2020 season. That's right, game 8.

Posted by: raizecane | December 01, 2019 at 10:57 AM

No need to wait that long.
The 202 Canes start the season against Temple, Wagner and UAB. That's ample opprtunities for at least one more 2019-style embarrassment against a lower echelon program before the team travels to Spartan Stadium for the habitual spanking at the hands of a Big 10 team on Sept 26.


86Cane

travels to Spartan Stadium for the habitual spanking at the hands of a Big 10 team on Sept 26.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | December 01, 2019 at 11:16 AM

That sounds kinda kinky. I'm actually looking forward to it. LOL

VfB_Cane

2021 could be even more fun - Alabama, Appalachian State and Michigan State to open the season.
Manny's successor -- the admins will keep him for the 2020 season -- might start 0-3 to kill all momentum that usually comes with a regime change.

86Cane

Raize...I guarantee you that someone, or more then one, will give you a chance to go BLAST on them and I bet I can already name who that is.

TonyCane

Presuming nothing of substance changes, and our offensive line is still in the same state as now, here's your 2020 results:


09/05/20 (L) Temple Owls 21-28
09/12/20 (W) Wagner Seahawks 35-3
09/17/20 (W) UAB Blazers 31-10
09/26/20 (L) Michigan State Spartans 13-27
10/03/20 (W) Georgia Tech Yellowjackets 19-17
10/10/20 (W) Duke Blue Devils 20-10
10/24/20 (L) Florida State Seminoles 13-28
10/31/20 (L) North Carolina Tarheels 10-35
11/06/20 (L) Pittsburgh Panthers 7-31
11/13/20 (L) Virginia Cavaliers 3-9
11/20/20 (L) Virginia Tech Hokies 0-41
11/27/20 (L) Wake Forest Demon Deacons 14-31

After the UAB game, our high water mark offensively will be a 19 point game surge against Georgia Tech.

HerbieIbis

Tony,
U are to kind. I got us losing to Wagner, remember we at down to the Comp. and we'll beat FSU because they are slightly worse than we are.
Michigan State will be as stagnet as we are. They will be starting a new QB and are as inept as we are on offense. That aight to be a slugfest 14-10. Pray for it to never rain again when we play Duke.

Go Canes!!

This entire program needs a series of massive enemas, until it’s 100% certain there isn’t a single remaining particle left of anyone currently affiliated with it remaining on campus.

If there isn’t a massive overhaul, for the first time in over 2 years I won’t be renewing my season tickets.

That is all.

Tristan Pangilinan

Has anyone get fired yet?!

IraqiCane

Blake James on down...in my dreams.

Terrance M Sullivan

The Only Way for The Powers That Be to get the message is to Either Lessen The Amount of Season Tickets, Get The Cheaper Season Ticket Package for those that have Great Seats, Or Don't Renew Season Tickets All Together. It's beyond Time For Accountability.

CGNC

Go - good for you. The program as it is currently run does not deserve our time and/or devotion.

Terrance M Sullivan

Preach CGNC!

IraqiCane

H/T Tim Reynolds

There are 130 teams at the top level of college football.

Miami finished the regular season:

- 130th in 3rd-down conversions.
- 120th in rushing.
- 120th in red zone offense.
- 90th in total offense.
- 73rd in scoring offense.

KJ Osborn is gone and Deejay Dallas may go.

86Cane

If there isn’t a massive overhaul, for the first time in over 20 years I won’t be renewing my season tickets.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | December 01, 2019 at 12:54 PM

Fixed it for ya.

And I beat you to it by ONE year as I didn't renew my tickets this season. And I am NOT even considering buying tickets for next year.

86Cane

CGNC and TSully...also got you both by a year on the season ticket dealio. I wish I would have been wrong and Manny would have fixed things instead of breaking them even worse than before. As bad as it was Richt most likely would NOT have lost to FIU. Duke maybe, but FIU no way.

I tried to warn you but I know that hope and faith are hard to kill.

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE OUR CANES BUT HOPE AND FAITH HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING.

86Cane

Somebody said on the blog during the FIU game that Uncle Enos was coaching as if he were TRYING to get fired. I couldn't help think the same thing against Duke in the second half which I got to watch.

After the BIG punt return by Osborn, three runs and only a FG he failed to capitalize on the momentum.

After the fumble recovery same thing, three and out and a PUNT. Failing once again to capitalize on the momentum swing.

It was actually painful to watch. If he was actually trying to win the game, call good plays and help his team perform better he was a total failure. It was sad to see. If there was ever a time to call a special play or a big play you had been game planning, practicing or waiting for the right moment to call those two times were it. And nothing, just crickets.

nemo2002

Bring on the heat? No, being on the hate!

Terrance M Sullivan

Preach 86.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | December 01, 2019 at 03:37 PM

Thank you sir.

Can’t believe I’d ever type those words but that FIU game is a fireable offense in itself. The fact they allowed that performance against Duke to follow it is beyond my comprehension.

solarcane

Read the date of this post,

Read the text slowly,consider what you have seen and where we have been in the last 15 years.


"If we win this football game, from a selfish standpoint, in six years I'll have won 10 games a year [on average] for six years," Coker said. "That's pretty good. I'd like to see you do a little study on the next six and see how much better than that the next coach does." Larry Coker

Posted by: 86Cane | June 29, 2007 at 11:24 PM

Basura

Florida College Football Rankings:
1. UF
2. UCF
3. FAU
4. USF
5. FAMU
6. FIU
7. Miami
8. FSU (you lost to Miami, you suck)
9. Bethune Cookman

VfB_Cane

Posted by: solarcane | December 01, 2019 at 04:58 PM

That could either mean
a) Coker was such a great coach that no one could follow in his footsteps, or
b) Coker had emptied the cupboard he inherited when Butch left and he knew the glory days of Miami football were over, at least for a few years.

To me, it's clearly b).
Still, Coker surely had no idea what level of incompetence at AD and on the coaching staff was to come.

VfB_Cane

Posted by: Basura | December 01, 2019 at 05:17 PM

See, we're a Top 10 team after all! That's why the kids were dancing on the sideline yesterday.

Old Skool

TNM = The New Mediocre

raizecane

I just watched the first 3 minutes of the post game presser and this was my reaction -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLXnBI4ykVs


Alex D

What’s good Legion/Canespace? First of all, good article Soup keep up the good work. Second, it was good to see Canechic back on the blob, now all we need is for Angry, Esteban, Calvin, Six, BG1906, Calvin, Cavalier, Daddeh, etc. to start posting back on the blob. Also, it’s time for the U to revamp the whole entire football program from top to bottom. This program has become as soft as the players running to the IPF when there’s light rain storm South Florida during practice.

The offensive line has to be the worst OL in U Miami football history, the second worst O line in UM history has to be the backup O linemen who could not beat them out. If the starting five O linemen are garbage them what does that make the group who could not supplant them? It’s time to pull as many scholarships and go the JUCO or BYU route and offer scholarships to possibly grown, proven O linemen.

Last, it’s time for the U to stop being cheap and fill all 85 scholarship and also entertain the ideal of getting walk-ons from the track and basketball team once more.
Last, the U need to save face and another yet another possible embarrassing loss to an inferior opponent and decline an invitation to a Scrub Bowl. Begin everything by firing the entire offensive coaching staff, Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coach and at least one (if not both) DB coaches for those blown coverage’s and missed tackles all year and yeah, Blake James and Manny Diaz are on the clock! Long live the Legion, long live the Space! Later.

solarcane

VfB
I was thinking how we used to take for granted how easy winning 10 games a year was no matter who the coach was.

Little did we know what an inept collection of coaching staffs we were about to struggle through.

Somewhere along the way Miami Hurricane players developed a culture where it was OK to lose a game now and then,and everything would turn out Fine.

I really my do think Randy Shannon saw this shyt coming when he took the players names off their uniforms.
He was in over his head as a HC, but had to much pride to ask for help.
Jmo

solarcane

Alex cool to see you here man

Old Skool

I'd still take the scrub bowl as it provides extra weeks of practice. The practice, however, shouldn't be in preparation for the opponent, but for beginning the revamp of the offense for next year.

Who cares if we win or lose a scrub bowl, I want to see serious changes underway. I want to see lessons have been learned and giant steps have been taken toward correcting the multitude of problems..

58 Straight

Posted by: 86Cane | June 29, 2007 at 11:24 PM

Posted by: solarcane | December 01, 2019 at 04:58 PM

Who knew how right Coker would be?

Not me, not me.

58 Straight

TNM = The New Mediocre

Posted by: Old Skool | December 01, 2019 at 06:54 PM

Well played, Sir, well played.

58 Straight

beyond my comprehension.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | December 01, 2019 at 04:41 PM

We are all in the same boat now.

And it is sinking fast.

Let's hope there are enough life jackets to go around.

Schnelly

I may go to a game or two IF CMD is canned and Lane Kiffin is brought in. Id take a chance on that arrogant pr!ck. Or.....

Bring Butch Back!

VA Cane

I spent Wed-Sun taking care of my mother in law 71...dementia set in about a year or so ago....hard and fast...she is a great lady. I cannot drink up there, and went 5 days without a cold beer. She gets all the regular channels so i saw great FB. Could not get the game...glad i missed it. Sorry but this is just bad football.

I see it as a total failure across the board. These coaches are not coaching or creative in any scheme. I am a much better coach than any of them...I know i am!!! The players accept losing...it does not matter. Shaq is a good kid....but worried about his teammates and not mad about losing? average tackler....and the pros will expose him in coverage...but can accept losing ummmm a snowflake a little darling ....The AD is just not getting the job done. The BOT is blind to a severe problem.

This problem began when Clappy was made HC. He was not ready...nor was Onion. AlPa was a horrible coach...not a bad guy poor coach. CMR was an just above average coach who could not win big...great man on his way into the sunset. CMD...good DC...over his head as HC. Nobody seems to hate losing....I do!!!! My guys do not lose!!

I HATE LOSING!!!

Sorry to be critical but too many people think there is great talent on the field...it is not!!
Rousseau and DJ consistently show me the talent...and passion. Not many others. There is not a 5 star on the field that I have seen. Where are they? Bama OSU LSU Clemson Auburn etc. They are not coming here to play and LOSE to FIU DUKE!!! They are going to play big time ball.....not legend in your own mind football.....Ohio State were badass vs Michigan...smoked that ass....Auburn played with passion....thats where it is at...going to places where people do not accept losing to anybody!!!

I see all the rest as 3 star talent who THINK they are 5 star wearing that U and thinking they are the kings ASS**ole and win by default!!!
coaches are mindless...no passion no coaching no creativeness they could not coach sandlot!!! I could do their job....and WOULD win!!!

I'm with Go Canes screw the plane and banner method....grease that trout hole up....get the soap and hot water and put a Tatumizer Enema on the whole program...clean it out and start over!!!!

5 days no beer and these 2 losses? I'm slamming a couple and an Nuclear Waste drink (a Yeager shot, and my personal mixture...powerful) to get down to earth!!!!

I could not log on but only read comments and I did.....hope you all had a great holiday, especially Mr and Mrs Soup, .....and belated happy birthday to TSully!!!!

Hang in there folks....its got to get better!!!!

86Cane

I could not log on but only read comments and I did...hope you all had a great holiday, especially Mr and Mrs Soup...and belated happy birthday to TSully!

Posted by: VA Cane | December 01, 2019 at 08:24 PM

Thanks VA, we appreciate it.

Terrance M Sullivan

We Really Appreciate it VA!

86Cane

Duke Johnson with a NFL touchdown!

Man, I miss me some Duke Johnson.

roachcane77

H/T Tim Reynolds
There are 130 teams at the top level of college football.
Miami finished the regular season:
- 130th in 3rd-down conversions.
- 120th in rushing.
- 120th in red zone offense.
- 90th in total offense.
- 73rd in scoring offense.
KJ Osborn is gone and Deejay Dallas may go.
Posted by: IraqiCane | December 01, 2019 at 02:29 PM

How is it even possible? 130th out of 130?
This is THE U, dammit!
130th out of 130...
130th out of 130... PLUS we're in one of the WEAKEST conferences in ALL OF FOOTBALL! (I'm including High School and Pee Wee leagues here... )
130th out of 130... the bottom of the barrel...
The SCUM at the bottom of the barrel.
Coaches WITHOUT A CLUE!
Coaches getting 6 and 7 digit salaries, and working with some of the finest athletic talent in the country, (and FAILING TO RECRUIT some of the best talent in their OWN BACKYARD!)
130th out of 130!
Inept...
SMH... TOTALLY FUBAR!
People need to be held accountable.
130th out of 130...
NO TEAM worse... NO TEAM worse...

86Cane

24 hours has passed, 24 left to go. Tick, tock.

Charlie Strong FIRED today at USF after 3 years.

I liked Strong, though he was a good coach. What the hell do I know?

86Cane

TEAM IN OUT ANALYSIS
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Greg Schiano (hired) Chris Ash (fired)

I wrote a couple of days after Rutgers fired Ash that Schiano was the logical choice to replace him, and while it took a while, Rutgers settled on the correct answer. Schiano has had more success at Rutgers than anybody else, but it's important to remember that it came while Rutgers was in the Big East. Odds are he won't have the same results in the Big Ten East, but this is about getting the program back to a level of respectability. If Schiano can remove the doormat status from this program, the hire will be a success. Grade: A

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- Willie Taggart (fired) -

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- Barry Odom (fired) -

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- Chad Morris (fired) -

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- Charlie Strong (fired) -

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- Steve Addazio (fired) -

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- Bob Davie (resigned) -

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- Tony Sanchez (fired) -

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- Frank Wilson (fired) -

Notable retentions and extensions
TEAM COACH STATUS ANALYSIS
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PJ Fleck Extended Well, duh. Minnesota won 10 games in a season for the first time since 2003, and only the second time since 1905. The Gophers' two losses came to top 15 teams in Iowa and Minnesota. They knocked off a top 10 team in Penn State. If you're Minnesota, you're doing everything in your power to keep Fleck's boat tied to your dock.
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Kevin Sumlin Retained It's hard to feel great about Sumlin's first two seasons at Arizona, but keeping him for a third year makes sense. Still, Sumlin has gone 9-15 at Arizona, 6-12 in conference play. If the 2020 season is anything like the first two, Sumlin's name will likely be appearing in the table above this one in our 2020 coaching tracker.

86Cane

If I am the AD and the BOT/BOD I send a message after the game that everybody needs a day off (today) for personal reflection and assessment.

I schedule a meeting Monday morning at 9 AM at the Hecht Center to discuss the situation and specific issues and action steps to take.

Diaz pleases them with the answers, he stays.

He fights or resists changes, he goes.

That simple.

86Cane

OC out. OL coach out. ST coach out.

DC coach, WR and DB coaches????

AeroCane

86
Love your thinking
Can you get it done?

BigWindyCane1

t least my Dolphins and Heat won. Right now, I feel good about their HC and coaching staff as their teams have exceeded my expectations based on the talent on their rosters.

But I don’t feel so great about my Canes football team. CMD has one more season (maybe a half season) to get things right, or he will be gone. One way or another, this FUBAR will not last forever.

BigWindyCane1

QB Feleipe Franks will not return to the UF next season.

86Cane

I just saw an NFL punt returner catch a punt inside his 10 yard line at the 6. WTF happened to the rules of the game?

86Cane

86
Love your thinking
Can you get it done?

Posted by: AeroCane | December 01, 2019 at 09:16 PM

Not sure, and maybe not, BUT I am talking to people who are talking to people who know people who could make it happen.

Time will tell. 24 hours left. Tick tock, tick tock.

If not OGV and I have rented a hot air balloon that has agreed to land on Greentree Field on Tuesday and we are prepared to show up at the the Hecht Center that morning drunk, loud and obnoxious as hell demanding change. We have camoflauge gear and stuff.

But way need bail money?

AeroCane

Ok
I’m in on the bail money but only if the ploy works! Lol

VA Cane

Not sure, and maybe not, BUT I am talking to people who are talking to people who know people who could make it happen.

Time will tell. 24 hours left. Tick tock, tick tock.

If not OGV and I have rented a hot air balloon that has agreed to land on Greentree Field on Tuesday and we are prepared to show up at the the Hecht Center that morning drunk, loud and obnoxious as hell demanding change. We have camoflauge gear and stuff.

But way need bail money?

I'll ride with you....and I will pay all the bail.....we will announce me as HC....Soup and OGV and Big Windy will form a committee to pick coaches...I have 1 request....roach coach as my Assistant HC....you guys find the AD and all the coaches....then RCCF will drive the 12-0 to the field with all of us drunk to announce the New Miami!!!! I mean all of us packed in drunk raising hell about all the BS since 2003.....again Tsully and all of you.....Happy Birthday and all of you Happy Thanksgiving...typepad kept saying my email was wrong....I know my email....at least!!!!

CGNC

I'll pitch in too Aero

HerbieIbis

The Herb says This, seen enough of Williams to know, unless he has a solid OH Line, he is a sack waiting to happen. If the dude played at Bama probably plays lights out. U give him time he's above average.
Perry can't read defenses. He can move a little bit but takes to many chances and even though he has the strongest arm is erratic.
That leaves Martel. I think Manny mislead the dude, telling him he was going to a modern offense but changed once he got him to commit. He wasn't going to win the job trying to learn the archaic pro style system he has never played in, in 6 months.
What needs to happen is we go to spread in the bowl game and Martel runs the show. What have we got to lose. The other 2 have shown me enough, that I don't care if I see them again. This is our only option with this pathetic offensive line. Not pissed at Nelson or Clarke. They were put in a situation that they couldn't succeed at. Both should have been redshirted. We sucked with them playing so why not let Dykstra, Herbert and Hillary start and suck too.
We also need a few taller WR's. Wiggins is our height, everyone else are smurphs, in this day and age.
Enos has no clue how to call a game. Might be an okay QB coach but as a play caller he is clueless.
Need a big time LB in this coming class. Know it is a very long shot but we need Flowe and either Greene or Hippolite. We also need more corner help. We are not that far away, maybe 5 key players and that includes some dam body else at Oh Tackle. Where we are going to get another one I have no clue. Smith is supposedly going to be dropped. All this hinges on an offensive Scheme change. The only time we should be under center is 2 yards or less and only then.
Williams can't run the spread, he's to slow and he won't run. Kosi can run but he is rail thin, so that leaves Martel. Passing could be a problem, while in the pocket but u wouldn't want him there to much. Mayfield wasn't that tall.
Maybe with a change our ghost at WR would be motivated to get open.

86Cane

I'll ride with you and I will pay all the bail. We will announce me as HC, Soup and OGV and Big Windy will form a committee to pick coaches. I have 1 request, Roach coach as my Assistant HC, you guys find the AD and all the coaches. Then RCCF will drive the 12-0 bus to the field with all of us drunk to announce the New Miami!

Posted by: VA Cane | December 01, 2019 at 11:03 PM

DONE.

86Cane

Herb you are stoned out of your mind.

Williams couldn't QB his way out of a small HS in SoFL. He is a waste of time. Enos is worse that that, he is a trash dump. There is no need to defend these non competent players and coaches. They are the bottom of the barrel. Plain and simple. They look like they have never coached, played or practiced in THEIR LIVES.

IT IS THAT BAD AND NO SUGAR COATING IS GONNA MAKE IT BETTER. THAT IS ALL!

VfB_Cane

TNM = The New Mediocre

Posted by: Old Skool | December 01, 2019 at 06:54 PM

Mediocre had been the state of affairs for some years when Manny was hired. He set out to take it a step further:
TNM = The Neverending Misery

VfB_Cane

CMS: “We were fourth in the ACC in offense coming into this game in terms of yards per play. We didn’t look like that tonight.”

Here's our problem in a nutshell:
Our head coach thinks that being 4th in the ACC is an accomplishment. We should strive to be #1 in everything all the time in an awful ACC, and we may settle for #2 in the ACC behind only Clemson.

A winner's attitude doesn't mean you will win, but a loser's attitude makes sure that you won't.

Killerbeez41

I think part of the problem is the goals. Win ACC and win a National Championship. When kids goals are no longer a viable option they have no sense of where to go. The goals need to be to try and go 1-0 every week. If you can do that then all other things will fall into place. Just try to win every week. Forget saying National Championship or ACC or bust.

roachcane77

So, it's beginning to look like we've got the usual "smartest man in the room" for a head coach at The U, who won't change ANYTHING, (staff or scheme-wise), and just expects the players to "execute better... "

I've read where his DC, Baker is one of his "ride or die" best buds, and probably won't be changed. (Remind you of the whole Golden and D'No/No'D fiasco?)

Expect more of the same BS from TheNewMediocre... or as Vfb_Cane aptly coined it, "The Neverending Misery"... sigh...

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