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November 10, 2019

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58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

58 Straight

https://www.drafttek.com/2020-NFL-Draft-Position-Rankings/Top-College-QBs.asp

I like #1 Burrow and #3 Herbert

BigWindyCane1

As per Blustein:

“University of Miami junior RB commit Thad Franklin Chaminade-Madonna 10 carries for 197 yards and 5tds first half of a win over Somerset Academy Silver Lakes @CMLions “

KYcane

fins braintrust


There’s an oxymoron

Mostly moron

AeroCane

KY
Yes, I like burrow but I don’t follow enough to have a real opinion so I’ll leave it up to the fins braintrust! (And i wish I could say that without laughing!)

Tony- fsu = Golden/DNo

Sarasota 'cane

No love for Burrow?

Posted by: KYcane | November 16, 2019 at 08:52 PM

I love Burrow. To me he's "mobile enough" for the NFL plus pocket passers are more durable over the long run.

I don't want to chime in on Tua today cause I feel really bad for him. I hope he can fully recover.

Go 'canes!

TonyCane

Aero, here is what I would do. fill out positions of need in the rest of the team and skip drafting a QB. Name Rosen as your QB of the future and release Fitz.

If Rosen works out, great. If not you go after Lawrence in 202

TonyCane

Aero...I heard they had inked D’No to a ten year, no cut deal.

Players notified.

KYcane

No love for Burrow?

AeroCane

58
Possibly - but I still want the highest pick with the most options
Maybe take chase young this year and do whatever we need to get T Lawrence AND G Rousseau next year!

58 Straight

Aero...I never wanted Tua for Miami Dolphins anyway. Dude is too small and injury prone. I don't think he will transfer well to the NFL.

58 Straight

allen hurns 2-yr. contract with fins!!!!

Posted by: alpine | November 16, 2019 at 05:13 PM

Love it!

AeroCane

Big windy
Out for the season!
So what do the fins do now? Especially since they can’t even lose to keep the #1 or 2 pick - they haven’t done anything right since about 1994! Jeez!
25 yrs of dolphin crap!
I’m all for tanking 1 year to get the franchise qb they need! Also rooting for Pittsburgh and Houston to lose as we have their number 1’s as well!

BigWindyCane1

Tua has a dislocated hip? 😳 WOW!

alpine

LOL:
Vasiljevic with a team-leading 10 rebounds

alpine

allen hurns 2-yr. contract with fins!!!!

BigWindyCane1

🤣🤣🤣🤣 So true KY!

KYcane

The Canes show route Duke — no excuses!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 16, 2019 at 04:26 PM

As long as Duke doesn’t start a QB that is height challenged, sight challenged, has a broken foot and never taken a snap in college. We’ll make sure the dude has an all world day and end up getting smoked.

BigWindyCane1

By the way, Duke is a crappy team, losing at home right now to the worst team in the Atlantic Division, Syracuse. The Canes show route Duke — no excuses!

BigWindyCane1

For those Canes fans who are still holding out some glimmer of hope for a coastal division championship this season, Virginia Tech is winning, 14-0, against GT in the second quarter. VT trying to extinguish any hope the Canes have in winning the coastal. VT beat us at home earlier in the season, and now they are beating a hapless GT team (that beat the Canes earlier this season). It still hurts to think that we lost at home to both teams.

I just hope the Canes run the table and get a good bowl win. That will make me feel a little less worse about those two crappy losses at home against GT and VT.

KYcane

U Missed Me????
Mr12%

Posted by: RCCF | November 16, 2019 at 12:11 PM

There you are

Just thinking yesterday.... where da fk has RCCF been

alpine

scheiße, indiana goes down to penn state

alpine

Some players (Maybe the underclassmen) have to step up and play a lot better.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 16, 2019 at 02:50 PM

collectively, they're finally picking it up some!

BigWindyCane1

Big Al,
I agree about the Canes men basketball team. They definitely are frustrating to watch. Some players (Maybe the underclassmen) have to step up and play a lot better.

alpine

canes 29 - 24 over quinnipian
. . . frustrating watching them; they are cold shooting

MLALUMNI1970

You miss me too?????
I am still in Michigan, waiting to go back to Florida Dec. 17th, through May. Love my CANES. Hate this cold weather, but love the beautiful summers and picturesque falls.
I don't know all the intricacies like all of you, but, my love for the Canes is tried and true. Hi to 86, CGNC, Solar, Aero, etc. etc. I went to the old Orange Bowl, for all my home games at the U. Seems like yesterday. 1966 to 1970. We hardly won any games, but the fun was there. Scary sitting in the student section, hoping the OB wouldn't collapse.

alpine

Lol
Alpine, it’s a joke!
Posted by: AeroCane | November 16, 2019 at 12:28 PM

oje, that was a joke?

then i'm gonna bet five, that your family gets more annoyed at your dad jokes than mine does

86Cane

U Missed Me????
Mr12%

Posted by: RCCF | November 16, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Of course we did. We needed you during the difficult, down, dark times. Where U been?

AeroCane

Lol
Alpine, it’s a joke!

AeroCane

Heard it From the grapevine:
All candidates have rejected FSU as they don’t want to play Mullins and Diaz every year and FSU has decided to hire Al Golden!

RCCF

U Missed Me????
Mr12%

TheWordFromTheHerb

BigWindy,
A lot of Misses this year for them recruiting Oh Line talent. Have 3 verbals and one of them Barnes may be forced out. Lost out on Dennis, Walker, Mincey and probably Dumerviel. I just don't think they have an A-1 recruiter.
Rumph is a good coach but the dude is a zero recruiter, So far. I mean, the DB position is loaded in So. Flo and we are struggling 2 get 3 CB's. We should never struggle getting DE's, CB's, RB's or WR's. Any kind of Linemen has been a struggle for us. There for awhile we couldn't get DT's and now it's Oh linemen, especially Tackle. Was listening to a podcast and those were saying we need to bring in 4 or 5 guys at OH line. Both were saying how we have missed out on all the talent at that position and we're behind on 2 guys they still were recruiting, Martinez and Dumerville. Probably projects is what they will end up with to fill out the last 2 or 3 guys.
To many times they are late to the party. They were saying we need to have around 16 Oh linemen and we have 11 or 12. Already have several stiffs who can't get on the field who have been in the program for 3 years.
Every year we come up short at a couple positions, which should not happen.

BigWindyCane1

I dropped by to catch some high school football again, this time in South Florida. There is just so much talent that Canes coaches have in their own backyard, but I also see other colleges with greater presence at local games. They seem to focus on many players that the Canes aren’t recruiting, and they have a lot to choose from.

MIAMI northwestern will play at American heritage next weekend. Both won in blowouts. Both teams are loaded, and we have recruiting commits and targets on these teams. Northwestern is small up front, but they have the greatest collection of offensive and defensive skill position players I have seen. Certainly, a few future NFL skill position players. Glad the Canes have players like Fleming and Brinson committed, but there are many others that are just Uber talented.

Frank Gore jr played in high last high school football game at Killian. It was bitter sweet, not just because they lost, but because I remember that his dad as one of the best high school running backs I had ever seen play in person. Frank jr was a great middle school basketball point guard at Westminster and he had a solid high school career, but unfortunately, he looks like he could be 5’4”-5’6”, and I am sure that is why he hasn’t been recruited by the Canes. But he is a great kid, and as a father, Frank SR must be very proud.

Speaking of Soup’s Alma mater, Killian Cougars, I saw that they had a legitimate 6’7” OT, and I asked if the Canes were recruiting #70. I was told that his dad played football, and he wasn’t being recruited by the Canes, but he was an FSU commit. Just another random example of the Canes missing out on another local OL, but in this instance, they were never interested in recruiting him. He definitely looks the part, and he played well. #70 is taller than any OL on the Canes roster, and he has good size. I guess I just don’t understand.

alpine

someone had a lot of free time (jail?) to do this stuff ... but it's fun

CanesCabeza
@CabezaCanes
NFL Career Earnings for TEs this century;

Miami: $258,000,000!!!!!!
Georgia: $73,000,000
Florida: $46,000,000
Alabama: $16,850,000

TE Usage the last 4 Years;
Miami: 202 rec - 2550 yds - 25 tds
UF: 163-1845-17
ALA: 141-1824-23
UGA: 124-1523-8@CoachField

1,392
12:38 AM - Nov 15, 2019

alpine

Posted by: solarcane | November 15, 2019 at 10:52 PM

^^^ he sounds tailor-made for the canes

solarcane

Growing Up Sean Taylor's Brother


Gabe Taylor smiles as his older brother’s name peers over his shoulder. “I’ve got a story for you,” he says before practice starts one day at Sean Taylor Memorial Field. He has a new entry to add in the canon of superheroic Sean Taylor feats.

It was Thanksgiving and Gabe was 5 or 6. Everyone was playing basketball at Sean’s house, and one of Sean’s friends dunked and pulled the hoop down. Gabe was beneath it, so Sean sprung into action and caught the hoop out of the air just before it fell on his younger brother.

Gabe can only remember so much. Sean was already playing for the Miami Hurricanes when Gabe was born in 2001. He remembers tagging along for workouts with his older brother. He remembers watching Sean play for the Washington Redskins, particularly one game when he grabbed an interception, returned it for a touchdown and handed it to Gabe sitting in the crowd.

Gabe even remembers a little bit from the day his older brother died from a gunshot wound in 2007. The doctor treating Sean told the family he had never seen anyone fight harder for his life.

“It really stuck with me,” Taylor said, “like I’ve got to push myself every single time I do something.”

Nineteen years after Sean Taylor led Gulliver Prep to its only state championship, Gulliver is once again undefeated and on the short list of favorites for the Class 4A championship, and a Taylor is leading the way. Gabe Taylor, who has the same father as his brother, is back playing football for the first time since eighth grade and he’s a true superstar.

Gulliver had high hopes for what the next Taylor could do, but coaches couldn’t possibly have foreseen this. With the Raiders’ postseason set to begin Friday against Booker T. Washington in the Region 4-4A semifinals, Taylor has 10 interceptions, an astonishing five of which he has returned for touchdowns. The Miami-Dade County record of 12 picks is well within reach.


His lone season playing for Gulliver has been positively Taylor-like.

“I had to make my family proud,” Taylor said. “I had to put a Gulliver jersey on for the last time.”


The Raiders’ lofty expectations weren’t just because of Taylor’s last name. The free safety was a legitimate youth football star in his own right, he was just small when he got to high school. He was also always attracted to basketball — and he’s a star point guard, too — so he decided to focus on his own sport once he started at the Pinecrest campus.

Gulliver’s coaches spent three years badgering Taylor. If he was even a fraction of what his older brother was, Taylor would be a star.

It probably would have been different if he was suiting up as a freshman, if there was no reputation of his own already established.

“When he finally came out, he’s Gabriel Taylor and I think he’s kind of been adamant about that,” Raiders coach Earl Sims said. “Everything happened when it was supposed to, to the people that it was supposed to. It seems magical, but I think it’s probably God’s will.”

Taylor insists a return for his junior or senior season was always part of the plan, and he swears he expected college interest to flow in once he got back on the field.

It all started against Belen Jesuit in the Gulliver’s second game of the season. It wasn’t altogether surprising when he made a diving interception in the blowout win. When he spiked the ball to the turf at Sean Taylor Field and pumped his fists, it could have been the end of a feel-good story.

Instead, it continued all season long. Two weeks later, he grabbed another interception against LaSalle and ran it back for a touchdown, and then he did the same thing the next week against King’s Academy.

“There’s an expectation. Sean Taylor’s name carries weight here and throughout the nation. He’s not just a local guy,” Gulliver safeties coach Andre Maddox said. “He’s probably the most talented safety that I’ve ever seen play, and his brother shows flashes of him and some of the things that he does — his knack for the ball, his hunger, the way when he gets the ball he wants to score.”


The Raiders might have a dozen future Division I players on the roster and still Taylor might be the most valuable. Even the interceptions he doesn’t bring back for touchdowns, he does his best to weave through traffic for long returns. Gulliver even uses him as a Wildcat quarterback, and he has run for 153 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries.

Throw in 40 total tackles, five tackles for loss and a sack, and Taylor is a star for reasons other than his knack for the ball. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have offered Taylor a scholarship, and the Duke Blue Devils and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have expressed interest. Miami has kept in touch with him a little bit, too.

“I talked to them a couple times, but I’m still waiting,” Taylor said. “For my family, that would be big.”


Every once in awhile, he gives Maddox a flashback. It’s more than 20 years ago now that the assistant coach was sharing a defensive backfield with Sean Taylor at Killian High, spending offseason afternoons working out together together at Maddox’s house and running at a nearby park.

Sometimes the flashbacks are just from seeing Gabe’s face because he looks so similar to his older brother. Sometimes the flashbacks are in the voice, especially when the safety says something his brother might have said.

It all rushes back most for anytime Pete Taylor is around. The Taylors’ father father put Sean through the paces while he was young and Maddox was around for some infamous Pete Taylor workouts. Maddox sees him treat Gabe the same way.

“I did the same workouts — run the hills, run the highway,” Taylor said. “Everything he did, I did.”

When told as part of the legend of Sean Taylor, the workouts sound sort of like urban myths passed around South Florida — an explanation for Taylor’s often-inexplicable greatness. Pete used to spring workouts on him at any moment. Driving past a particularly steep hill? Pull over and make Sean run up it. Caught in some traffic on the Palmetto Expressway? Drop Sean off on the side of the road and make him run to keep up.

Maddox can vouch for their authenticity. Gabe is evidence, perhaps, of their effectiveness.

For all Gabe’s similarities to Sean, there’s one key difference — he’s quite a bit smaller. Taylor was listed at 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds for his final season in the NFL. Gabe is 5-10 and 170 pounds.

“Work ethic can overcome a lot of obstacles,” Maddox said.

Gabriel_Taylor_MJO_1
Gabriel Taylor, the younger brother of Sean Taylor, practices with his team at Gulliver Prep High School in Pinecrest, Florida on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. MATIAS J. OCNER MOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Taylor has had the work ethic since the beginning. Even though he was born 18 years after his older brother, Taylor would tag along for his brother’s offseason workouts. He wouldd run through all the same footwork drills and run up the same hills.

There are worse role models to mimic.

“You’re very lucky,” Pete remembers Sean telling Gabe, “you’re starting at an early age. You’re training early with me.’”

More than 12 years after the final full Taylor-family workout, Gulliver is four wins from achieving something it only did when Taylor was there.

Gabe said he didn’t feel any external pressure the first time he stepped on Taylor Field. Pete said it just sort of felt natural because of how good Gabe was when he was younger.

It does all feel right. If the Raiders win another state title, a Taylor will be in the middle of it.

“It’s been 19 years since the team went to the state championship,” Pete said. “Almost 19 years later, to see it all come around again is an awesome feeling.”

HerbieIbis

We aren't talking about boring pro football are we? The most exciting part of the game was the scuffle. Like watching paint dry. Old School football, that's all it was. Dude got his jewels ring up and got some pay back. Maybe he went a little overboard. There always sorry after the fact, especially when they start taking slices out of the loaf (bread) for those of u scratching your heads.

KYcane


I like everything I've heard about Van Dyke... I hope he "sticks."

Posted by: roachcane77 | November 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM

#TWSS

solarcane

I don't watch the pros much but maybe some of you emember that time Andre Johnson got a little irritated?

https://youtu.be/NpEjWliz__I

solarcane

If it was the 80s and it was the Raiders maybe a 15 yard penalty and sitting out a couple snaps.

86Cane

Terrance...I haven't seen you this bent out of shape and upset about anything as you are about this incident. Maybe U need to eat a Snickers?

alpine

fantastic article (i thought) regarding OC coaching in general; some specific stuff regarding enos in particular:

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2019/11/15/20959045/miami-hurricanes-football-play-calling-requires-a-comfort-zone-a-feel-for-the-personnel-and-game

alpine

"Alpine its all over social media I don't feel like you are looking for it."

for me, pro football "news" is purely a miami herald experience, cause i'm not into pro football except to watch my dolphins once a week on nfl gamepass
. . . so i wouldn't have any idea where to look, except SI, which is where i went to

. . . not that interested in the deep dive anyway and if you don't want to post a link, no pro bro

alpine

"as a former offensive lineman if I am punished for protecting my boneheaded QB who gets nothing The next time I play lets just say I will miss a few blocks and lets him eat a bunch of grass."
Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 15, 2019 at 02:11 PM

am i understanding this right: if you got into a fight for your QB, who was trying to fight but got hit in the head with a helmet
. . . then you got punished but the QB did not
. . . even though he is not the one who dishes out punishment, you'd be mad at him? and let protection down so he could get "punished"?

interesting

Terrance M Sullivan

Alpine its all over social media I don't feel like you are looking for it.I know one thing as a former offensive lineman if I am punished for protecting my boneheaded QB who gets nothing The next time I play lets just say I will miss a few blocks and lets him eat a bunch of grass. I imagine The Steelers Offensive Line is not happy with their QB right now dude played like crap and being stupid and getting off scott free is a bad look. Likewise the Cleveland Browns are rightfully furios with that idiot Garrett. If I was the NFL he would have gotten 16 Games. What A Clown Move.

UMike

I saw a couple pics online where he kicked Garret in the nuts...but I didn't see the game or video of it

CGNC

Stoops no longer a candidate for FSU

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/sports/2019/11/15/florida-state-football-coach-search-bob-stoops-fsu-candidate-interviews-willie-taggart-rumors/4200903002/

alpine

terrance, i've been looking at several different videos and i can't se anywhere what you're talking about rudolf and the other guys "privates"

can you post a link where you're seeing this?

alpine

Garrett's indefinite suspension is at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason. He must meet with the commissioner's office before a decision is made on his reinstatement, and he was fined an additional amount, the NFL said.

"Garrett violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, as well as fighting, removing the helmet of an opponent and using the helmet as a weapon," the league said in a statement.

The suspensions come after Garrett planted Rudolph in the turf at FirstEnergy Stadium Turf in the final seconds of Thursday night's game. Following a brief tussle with the quarterback, Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off and swung it at him, striking him in the head. Multiple players threw punches in retaliation and three, including Garrett, were ejected from the game.

The Steelers and Browns have each been fined $250,000. Cleveland's Larry Ogunjobi has been suspended without pay for one game and fined an additional amount for unnecessary roughness for his role in the fight. Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey received a three-game ban and additional fine. The suspensions can be appealed under the collective bargaining agreement.

Terrance M Sullivan

The Fact That Rudolph Got Off Scott Free is beyond pathetic but that's the NFL for you. I had zero issues with the other suspensions I would have been harsher but for Rudolph to get off totally free from this is bush league. Dude was kneeing and grabbing dudes private and trying to yank off face mask and to get nothing when he was a key part of the brawl is laughable.

Old Skool

Myles suspended indefinitely -- at least for the rest of the season

roachcane77

I like everything I've heard about Van Dyke... I hope he "sticks."

solarcane

If Enos and Jarren stay Van Dyke could be the beginning of the next guy up system of qbs groomed to step in and start with success at Miami.

solarcane

You can watch future qb Van Dyke 8-0 play for the state championship sat 1 p.m.
Stream here


https://www.avonoldfarms.com/athletics/live-stream/football

alpine

Sota - I read something that it may be 6 games

Posted by: AeroCane | November 15, 2019 at 10:34 AM

nope
. . . what you read, is that an SI writer thinks that being disqualified for the rest of the season (i.e. 6 games) would be a sentence to fit the crime

. . . it'll take a while until the league comes down

Old Skool

imagine this blog if stoops is hired and messes up . . .

"SOUPS SCOOP:
OOOPS, STOOPS' TO HIS NECK IN GUMBO GOOP
AFTER HE POOPS FSU COOP
. . . WILL HE GET THE BOOT?

imagine this blog if stoops is hired and messes up . . .

"SOUPS SCOOP:
OOOPS, STOOPS' TO HIS NECK IN GUMBO GOOP
AFTER HE POOPS FSU COOP
. . . WILL HE GET THE BOOT?"

Posted by: alpine | November 15, 2019 at 09:54 AM"

Hmm. you could always run with the current information and title it: Stoops to Concur on Coaching Noles.

AeroCane

Sota - I read something that it may be 6 games

alpine

since the canes don't play this weekend, decided to look at my top 5 wish list:

- missouri beats florida

- indiana beats penn st

- mis state beats alabama

- ga tech beats va tech

- auburn beats georgia

Sarasota 'cane

Holy shiz the brawl last night in the Browns Pittsburgh game was unreal! That guy should be suspended for a long time.

alpine

imagine this blog if stoops is hired and messes up . . .

"SOUPS SCOOP:
OOOPS, STOOPS' TO HIS NECK IN GUMBO GOOP
AFTER HE POOPS FSU COOP
. . . WILL HE GET THE BOOT?"

AeroCane

Although, I’m more worried that he will hire top notch assistants and on D, I feel our only top notch coach is the DLine coach
Not sure about offense

AeroCane

So if FSU gets stoops, is anyone worried - I’m really not

Old Skool

A $20 million buyout here. $35 million contract there. Soon FSU will be talking real money.

Update on Miles ... it looks like Mason should also be suspended. There are close-ups of a crotch kick and what may also be a crotch grab in the fight.

BigWindyCane1

https://usaherald.com/fsu-announce-bob-stoops-football-coach/

5 years and $35 million for Stoops, and more $ for his assistant coaches

BigWindyCane1

In spite of Bob Stoops denials, more reports coming out that Stoops recently met with Thrasher and a deal is being negotiated to hire him at FSU

Old Skool

Myles Garrett the Barbarian.

alpine

d-line seems set to go next year:

▪ Quick stuff: Defensive end Hill was invited to the Senior Bowl… Five-star linebacker Justin Flowe told recruiting sites that he enjoyed his visit to UM and he is genuinely considering the Canes. (Clemson is widely considered the front-runner.).. UM tells us that because of a computer data input error on their part, defensive end Jahfari Harvey did not play against Louisville, meaning he’s still at three games. (We had reported he played Saturday because UM’s participation chart — distributed to reporters — had incorrectly stated that.) UM remains in position to redshirt Harvey, Peyton, tight end Larry Hodges, quarterback Peyton Matocha, safety Keontra Smith and three freshmen defensive tackles.

alpine

more men BB:

▪ Basketball stuff Part 2: Freshman guard Harlond Beverly continues to impress, averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 assists in 24.7 minutes per game, while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 4 for 9 on threes. He’s going to have an excellent career here.

What’s impressive, Larranaga told WQAM’s Joe Zagacki, is “Harlond’s ability to get by his own man and finish at the rim with either his right hand or left hand. He’s got the long arms and the nice touch. He does have a smile on his face all the time. His teammates really enjoy playing with him. He’s got very good balance going to the basket.”

In Tuesday’s win over UCF, Beverly played some point guard, with Chris Lykes shifting to shooting guard…

Forward Keith Stone, the senior transfer from UF, is going hard in workouts and could return by very early December after January ACL surgery as a Gator. “He still hasn’t been cleared to play 5-on-5, but that’s coming soon,” Larranaga said.

alpine

good news + uhoh news (110% committed, lol!)

▪ Basketball stuff Part 1: Four-star New Hampshire-based power forward Matt Cross signed with UM on Wednesday, when the early signing period began. The 6-8 forward chose Miami over Butler, Florida, Indiana, South Carolina and Texas A&M.

“Matt is the definition of hard nosed,” coach Jim Larranaga said. “He’s an outstanding three-point shooter, a great team-oriented player and has an extreme toughness that will allow him to compete against the best players in the ACC.”

ESPN rates him the 81st-best player in the 2020 class.

But Earl Timberlake, UM’s Maryland-based five-star commitment, curiously didn’t sign — and said he won’t until April. Apparently, he never intended to sign anywhere until April. He told Canesport “I’m 110 percent Miami, just not signing right now.”...

alpine

more:
▪ What’s especially impressive about receiver Dee Wiggins’ big day Saturday (three catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns) is that he accomplished that in just 14 offensive snaps, per Herald metrics correspondent Daniel Gould....

More snap decisions: With Brevin Jordan sidelined last week, here’s how UM allocated tight end snaps: 35 to Will Mallory, 25 to Michael Irvin Jr. and four to Brian Polendey…. Receiver Jeremiah Payton’s nine snaps on Saturday will be his final playing time of the year barring something unforeseen, Manny Diaz said. That’s because UM wants to redshirt him and Payton has played in four games — the maximum permitted to redshirt….

Jon Ford’s 13 snaps were the fewest among defensive tackles Saturday; Jordan Miller played 19…. Linebacker Patrick Joyner’s 2019 debut included three defensive snaps.

alpine

i imagine you all saw this in the herald; fun stuff:

A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Thursday:
▪ What if I said before the season that UM would have a quarterback who would measure up very similarly statistically to Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence?
Canes fans would have certainly taken that, and now that we have seen more than 25 quarters of Jarren Williams, it’s time to acknowledge the impressiveness of his full body of work.

Let’s take the Lawrence comparison first. Lawrence has a 167.6 passer rating, which is ninth in the country. Williams is 10th at 164.8.

Lawrence has completed 67.1 percent of his passes, which is 21st in the country. WIlliams is at 67 percent, which is 22nd.

Williams has a slightly better touchdown-to-interception ratio (16 to 3) compared with Lawrence’s 23 to 8.

Lawrence averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt, which is 11th in the country. Williams stands 16th nationally in that category, at 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
And there’s more to appreciate with Williams, even beyond the UM-record six TD passes against Louisville:

As AP’s Tim Reynolds notes, the list of quarterbacks who have had six or more TDs and no interceptions against a Power 5 opponent this season is limited to these three: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, LSU’s Joe Burrow and Williams.

Williams’ 116 NFL passer rating would be better than any NFL quarterback this season. (Russell Wilson leads at 114.9). You can’t eliminate the one bad quarter against Virginia Tech, which included all three of his interceptions. But if you could, his NFL passer rating would be 123.

Williams would set the UM record for completion percentage at 67 percent if he stays at his current number. Jacory Harris holds the record at 65 percent.
And this speaks to his growth as a deep-ball passer: Entering the FSU game, Williams had completed just one of 10 passes for 38 yards — against FBS teams - on passes that traveled at least 20 yards in the air. In two games since, he’s 6 for 9 for 241 yards and five TDs on those throws.

“I feel like me and [offensive coordinator Dan Enos] have a better understanding for each other, my strengths and weaknesses,” Williams said Tuesday. “He has a better feel for it. And I understand when he calls plays what he’s trying to do, what he sees. I’m his eyes out there.”

Stephen Morris and Malik Rosier were former UM quarterbacks who congratulated Williams for the six-TD game Saturday.
“He’s throwing the ball great, running the offense great,” center Corey Gaynor said of Williams. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the guy running the offense.”

alpine

Posted by: solarcane | November 14, 2019 at 05:57 PM

my morning chuckle; thank you!!

Sarasota 'cane

Dang...

Sarasota 'cane

C'mon Carolina!!!

BigWindyCane1

Pitt winning, 24- 17, against UNC, in the fourth quarter.

The Canes have improved so much since the UNC game

BigWindyCane1

This is big time sports fraud!!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 14, 2019 at 04:51 PM

💯! America’s great sport deserves better. The MLB needs to crack down on this, especially when the cheating by a particular team is so consistently blatant

solarcane

. . . what didn't work is that (as usual, i forget the name!!) stuff where we hike it directly to the running back, who gives it off or runs himself

Posted by: alpine | November 14, 2019 at 04:29 PM

Most teams call it the wildcat we Canes fans refer to it as WTF

" but in this game, the 3-4 times we used it, i think gained us a total of 2 3/8ths yards"

Big Al You missed your calling as a surveying engineer.
Being able to estimate yards divided into 8ths is damn impressive. Doing it watching a TV from a couch across the room, well thats just amazing.

58 Straight

Pretty damning video of how the Astros were stealing signs during their championship run in 2017.

Posted by: Old Skool | November 14, 2019 at 04:28 PM

Hate to play Devil's Advocate here but like my brother Jim says when we are playing golf:

"If U ain't cheatin', U ain't trying hard enough!"

Sarasota 'cane

Pretty damning video of how the Astros were stealing signs during their championship run in 2017.

https://tinyurl.com/yg7uzzbh

Posted by: Old Skool | November 14, 2019 at 04:28 PM

Pissed off Rays fan here. They were doing it this season as well. A Yankee sports site proved it. And when they say they used a "camera" think about that.... What kind of a camera would you need to grab signals from at least 350 feet away? This is big time sports fraud!!

alpine

Posted by: solarcane | November 14, 2019 at 03:57 PM

agree, it's just that the runs were not only good in and of themselves (at least in the 1st half), they also seemed to set up the rpo's real well . . . jarren killed them on those
. . . what didn't work is that (as usual, i forget the name!!) stuff where we hike it directly to the running back, who gives it off or runs himself
. . . i've seen it work some in earlier games, but in this game, the 3-4 times we used it, i think gained us a total of 2 3/8ths yards
. . . gonna have to work some new wrinkles in that if we're gonna use it again

Old Skool

Pretty damning video of how the Astros were stealing signs during their championship run in 2017.

https://tinyurl.com/yg7uzzbh

  solarcane

- solar, that post about running rght into nowhere on 1st down was totally out of place in this game

Just think if we didn't run you would have seen a Miami quarterback throw for eight touchdowns against a Jr high school defense.
But I understand gashing them if only to get DJ and Cam some well deserved carries.
Ill Take a win anyway we get them so I am not complaining

CGNC


52,800 in 2019.

52,798 in 2020 as CGNC and TSully ain't going.

Unless they win out and win the bowl game.

But please remember: #ABW

Anybody But Wisconsin!

Posted by: 86Cane | November 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM
Big Facts!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 14, 2019 at 01:12 PM

LOL!!! Truth.

alpine

just watched the entire louisville game again on espn replay

- forgot how often louisville shot themselves in the foot

- forgot how mad i was, when they ran jarren back out there in the 4th quarter in the rain with the score 52-21 , after he'd already been hit several times right as he was throwing it
. . . let's keep our back-up QB in game modus and put him in when we're still trying to do damage and not just trying to run out the clock with 2 runs and a loss-of-yards pass in the backfield

- solar, that post about running rght into nowhere on 1st down was totally out of place in this game
. . . in the first half, we only had 1 run of less than 5 yards (even those on 1st down) up until the 4 minute mark, where we had both a 1st and 2nd down of 1 yard each
. . . 2nd half we had a few real good runs, but mostly our running game was not real good anymore

- our defense got totally gashed on about 10 plays; the rest of the time they were deadly; very strange, this feast or famine thing-y

58 Straight

Solar...I never met a piece of cake I didn't like!

Sota for the win!

Old Skool

In other news

A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor's degree at the tender age of nine, according to an article from CNN.

Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is on course to finish his degree in December. The boy then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medical degree.

Supposedly the kid absorbs information like a sponge which means I'm the equivalent of single ply piece of toilet tissue.

Got to wonder what it will be like to have a medical degree before most kids learn about the birds and the bees or before you hit puberty.

Sarasota 'cane

"Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, anyone...(except Wisconsin!)!

Actual mileage may vary...

Go 'canes!!

Terrance M Sullivan

Great post sully that was FIRE!

Posted by: solarcane | November 14, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Thanks Brotha!

Terrance M Sullivan

52,800 in 2019.

52,798 in 2020 as CGNC and TSully ain't going.

Unless they win out and win the bowl game.

But please remember: #ABW

Anybody But Wisconsin!

Posted by: 86Cane | November 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM
Big Facts!

solarcane

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 14, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Great post sully that was FIRE!

solarcane

So I made the mistake of clicking on the YouTube link from Solar

Posted by: 86Cane | November 14, 2019 at 11:32 AM

You dont like my links but let somebody post a recipe for pineapple upside down cake and you are all over it.
Im just sayin

86Cane

52,800 in 2019.

52,798 in 2020 as CGNC and TSully ain't going.

Unless they win out and win the bowl game.

But please remember: #ABW

Anybody But Wisconsin!

Terrance M Sullivan

That's The Average Number was fans Per Game!

Terrance M Sullivan

UM Athletic Department is sending out 2019 Football Surveys asking Fans about their Experience Huh Interesting So They Took Fans For Granted in This Past Off-Season and only concentrating on the 305 and basically saying F**k you in you are not a Miami-Dade Resident but I guess when U Draw 58,900 in 2016, 57,900 in 2017, 61,500 in 2018, but only draw 52,800 in 2019. U realize that U screwed yourself and trying to humble yourself and trying to get that Honey Do List Correct. This Past Off Season was a Train Wreck. U ignore your fan base who have stood by you through some thick and a lot of thin unless you were a Miami Dade Resident then they tried to kiss your Arse every day, Out Here Flaugin like they got so much swag only to fall flat on their faces in the mud and was one of the ten biggest embarrassments Through From August 24th through October 25th. Now the last 3 weeks are encouraging and hopefully they finish strong and with this basically a My Bad Letter(E-Mail) they are trying to do right now lol. It's like The Man That screwed Up bad with His Woman That Have Stood By His Side For awhile trying to Buy His way outta of the crapper he put himself in or the Woman who screwed up bad with the Man that's been by Her Side For awhile trying to Love Her way outta of the crapper that she put herself in. This Brought on a Big Chuckle as we enter the Twilight of the 2019 Year. Go Canes! I Bet U a Lot That CMD, BJ, and others this off season will be Begging The Canes Family to Come Out To The Rock and Be Loud and Proud and Buy Season Tickets and will be doing More Meet and Greets with Fans in Different Cities and States this Off Season. They went in a opposite way of Coach Richt on this and it backfired tremendously.

86Cane

So I made the mistake of clicking on the YouTube link from Solar and after watching the boxing girl I went to military videos and just lost two hours of my life. Do not look into the light or click on YouTube links!

solarcane

Posted by: Old Skool | November 14, 2019 at 05:29 A

The bunny of death lol!!

86Cane

Found me a new avatar

Posted by: KYcane | November 13, 2019 at 09:25 PM

At least somebody followed my advice.

Well played Sir!

Old Skool

Dang That girl could have some fun with nicknames if she goes pro "The Russian Bomber" "Smokin" "Boom Boom" "The Crinoline Assassin" "the Manicured Hands of Stone" "Sweet Pea" "The Bunny of Death"

alpine

solar: GREAT find!
"Dont try and steal this girls lunch money." LOL!

KY: your avatar = grand slam

KYcane

Soup,

Found me a new avatar

Sent you the file to your aol address.

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