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Miami vs. Kansas State Preview

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~ The following article was contributed by beloved Eye of the Hurricane blogger, Delray ~

This week the Miami Hurricanes continue the 2012 season with their second game of the year against the Wildcats from Kansas State.  Kansas State comes in with a strong team that returns 8 starters on offense and 6 on defense.  Kansas State opened with a convincing 51-9 victory last week vs. Missouri State in which the Wildcats racked up 493 total yards.  They also gave up 418.  This could be another barn-burner like we saw in Chestnut Hill this past weekend as the Canes open against their first ranked team this season.

Offense
 
Quarterback

7 Collin Klein | 6-5, 226, SR

Most of us recall Colin Klein from last year’s game as he sliced and diced our defense with precision passing and his ability to run the ball.  The senior Heisman candidate is the heart and soul of the team.  As he goes, so goes the Wildcats offense.  He finished with 1,161 yards rushing last year and 1,918 passing.  If the Canes can stop him,  they will win the game.
 
Running Back
 
33 John Hubert | 5-7, 185, JR

John comes in after having a very promising sophomore season,  rushing for 970 yards on 200 carries. That’s an impressive 4.8 yards per carry.  Look for the Wildcats to try to confuse the Canes defense with plenty of option plays involving John and QB Klein.
 
Wide Receivers

16 Tyler Lockett | 5-11, 170, SO
3 Chris Harper | 6-1, 225, SR
86 Tramaine Thompson | 5-7, 165, JR

Harper is the returning leader of the bunch with 40 catches for 547 yards and 5 touchdowns last year.  But Lockett may be the the gem of the group.  After winning the Big 12 offensive Freshman of the Year Award last year,  he should explode onto the scene. Thompson looks to improve on his 21 receptions and 338 receiving yards in 2011.

Tight End

80 Travis Tannahill | 6-3, 245, SR

Tannahill may be the best blocking tight end in the country and when Klein gets in a bind, he is a more than apt security blanket.  He is underutilized in the current system having only caught 10 balls last year.  However,  he cannot be ignored as a receiver.

Offensive Line

66 B.J. Finney | 6-4, 297, SO
79 Keenan Taylor | 6-4, 278, JR
50 Nick Puetz | 6-4, 306, SR
55 Cody Whitehair | 6-5, 300, FR
78 Cornelius Lucas | 6-8, 331, JR

In 2011, the offensive line allowed the Wildcat offense to gain 2,411 yards rushing.  They yielded 42 sacks for a loss of 246 yards.

Defense

Defensive Tackles

96 John Sua | 6-0, 290, SR
92 Vai Lutui | 6-2, 280, SR

Vai played in all 13 games last season and recorded a sack along with 2.5 tackles-for-loss.  Sua played sparingly in 4 games last year and will get his chance to play as a senior this year. 
 
Defensive Ends
55 Adam Davis | 6-0, 254, SR
42 Meshak Williams | 6-3, 245, SR

The two returning starting defensive ends combined in 2011 for 11 sacks with 18 tackles-for-loss.  They will definitely test our offensive line come Saturday.
 
Linebackers

4 Arthur Brown | 6-1, 223, RS 
50 Tre Walker | 6-3, 222, JR
2 Justin Tuggle | 6-3, 227, SR

We all know the Arthur Brown story so I’ll spare the details.  Arthur recorded 101 tackles last year, 9.5 tackles-for-loss and 2 sacks and will be all over the field.  Walker was next with 52 tackles including 3 for a loss.  This will be Tuggle’s first opportunity to get some significant playing time as he played in 4 games last season recording 1 tackle.
 
Corner Backs

3 Allen Chapman | 5-11, 180, SR
24 Nigel Malone | 5-10, 176, SR

Both corners are returning starters from last season combining for 23 passes defended.  Malone was top on the team with 7 interceptions while Chapman had a solo.
 
Safeties

23 Jarard Milo | 6-1, 188, SR
12 Ty Zimmerman | 6-1, 202, JR

Zimmerman is the returning starter from last year recording 58 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions.  Milo did see action in 12 games last season but with limited playing time.
 
Special Teams

10 Anthony Cantele | 5-10, 189, SR – Kicker

Anthony was 17 of 23 in field goals last year including 4 of 7 beyond 40.  He has a long of 54 so he has a leg and experience.
 
38 Mark Krause | 6-1, 212, SO – Punter.

This will be Mark’s first year as the punter, however, he did beat out last years’ starter, Ryan Doerr, who averaged 41 yards per punt in 2011.
 
Returns

16 Tyler Lockett | 5-11, 170, SO

Tyler will handle both the kickoff and punt returns.  As mentioned earlier, he was the 2011 Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, an award he received more so for his return ability than his play at wide receiver.  He is most dangerous in returning kickoffs. Last year he average 35.2 yards per return while housing 2 of them, including a 100 yard return.  This will be a great test for our special teams who looked good in this area last week.
 
In sizing up the Hurricanes’ opponent this coming week,  the one thing that stands out is the amount of seniors the Wildcats have starting.  They are experienced and, as most teams coached by Bill Snyder,  they are disciplined.  The Hurricanes could really learn a lot from looking at last year’s Kansas State team.  They were a little more disciplined,  a little more conditioned and had a little more desire.  As a result, the Wildcats won 10 games.  What was interesting was how they won 10 games.  8 of those wins came by a total of 33 points.  Any of those games could have gone either way.

  1. Go Canes!

  2. avatar
    CaneWarrior says:

    Well done Mom!

  3. avatar
    Hollywood Cane says:

    Canes “D” can do better against a one demensional offense. Gotta watch Klein on the mis-direction run/pass option. Can’t over persue. Gotta play your assignment. That said. the offense can put up points against this defense and probably will have to. Should be another barnburner. Go Canes!

  4. Dang, Mom! Bringing it today! Orange or green?

    Sorry for being MIA aftah the game. My phone died during the 2nd quahtah, then no one at the bah had one aftah, and I ended up chahging it around 3am at a place wheah the chahgah was right undahneath a pohtraiht of JFK. Gotta love Boston.

    And your futah son in law might be a formah offensive lineman for the Patriots.

    But we will discuss that when I call you aftah wohk tomorrah.

  5. I can’t let go of the delicious accents, clearly.

  6. The Jackets look like vanilla wafers….

  7. Just tagged a large rugged handsome Gatorade loving gentleman as “Muffins” in a photo on Facebook.

    Great seeing you too, Philly!

  8. Better still…Butter Pecan ice cream

    (Which is easily the grossest flavor of all)

  9. Yikes…Virginia Tech looks legit thus far.

  10. Was going to say that GT’s run defense looks pretty solid but VT wore them out pretty fast. According to the announcers they lack depth on the d-line.. VT is also breaking in several new offensive linemen.

    Virginia Tech looks pretty solid. Don’t like these Cam Newton comparisons to Logan Thomas. Cam runs like a damn deer, Logan is a big and goofy runner.

  11. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Deon also needs to watch it or he’ll cost the team 15 yards by way of an unsportsman-like conduct penalty. I was just waiting for the refs to call that one.
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    ck, after all this time of seeing to much dull football, and with the way jedd fisch brain farted that series after the turn-over, had the ref’s given us a 15 yard penalty, i could care less, good to see guys playing with excitement and emotion again. I’m sure goldie wouldn’t of minded that one either. A defense that’s creating turn-overs again is all good with me, 2 fumbles & 1 interception.

    You remember back in the day, it became so normal, we expected to score on defense or at least cause a turn-over or 2 that put touchdowns on the board.

    I’ll say this, we lmpw we got an offense that can put points on the board and the a game like this last one will make them gain more confidence. At the same time, those guys on offense are definitely going to feel like they left alot of plays out their on that field and the whole offense has a whole lot of room to grow. The way jedd fisch called that play(j70 to phillip d, phillip d to Truth miller) against v-tech in the redzone, i was waiting for him to have something good after that turn-over, he know he blew it.

  12. GT offense still trash, I see.

    Dem Buckhead boi’s finna buss Paul Johnson head if he don’t figgah sumthin out, ya feel meh shawty??

    I can do accents too….

  13. It’s no secret we got a young squad, and like wake forrest, this kansas st team has alot of seniors and juniors in their starting line-up cross the board. They’ll be real seasoned and well coached and will feel like they should beat us.

    The one thing smo needs to stop doing is staring down his receivers and also don’t get to over-confident in his arm strength on those out routes, i’m sure those k.st db’s are going to be told to start jumping routes. I was waiting for us to hit b.c. with some double moves out their, i know we young at the wide-out spots though. But my boy allen hurns, once again teams will start rolling the coverage towards him like they did last year and that allowed alot of 1 on 1’s for streeter and crew.

  14. Hope Coach D can get our kids right for Georgia Tech this year.. Last time we had a team chock full of kids we got EMBARRASSED.

  15. Bennie…

    Hand-Warmer Tackle.

    Need I say more?

  16. It’s one thing to celebrate with your teammates. It’s another when the game is close, you have the chance to put it away, and some freshman, who had nothing to do with the play, throws up the U to the crowd away from home. Refs are watching for that. Especially from us.

    I’m all for playing the game with South Florida Swag. Morris showed plenty of that after he got knocked down out of bounds and yelled at the camera wanting more. But unnecessary penalties in a close game are always unwelcome.

  17. I don’t even eat chick fila but that food chain got some real mofo’s at the top. They believe in what they believe and are not afraid to say and stand by it. So just not, i just saw a commercial where they got 3 cows doing the wave and the last one had the so called gay colors type hat on, they basically telling all them faggots to go to hell, lol.

  18. Sure wish we had C-Mac and Spence for the GT game.
    Them two always looked like Butkus winners vs them dudes.

  19. Calvin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    The one thing smo needs to stop doing is staring down his receivers

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Noticed this too. I think he’ll get better at this as the season moves along.

  20. That’s one shifty RB for GT. Broke about 4 tackles in a 5 yard space.

  21. I believe we’ll be ready for GT. We dominated them last year. Strange but when it comes to defending the triple option, I think Coach D’s scheme is perfect bc it appears to be all about gap integrity.

  22. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    It’s one thing to celebrate with your teammates. It’s another when the game is close, you have the chance to put it away, and some freshman, who had nothing to do with the play, throws up the U to the crowd away from home. Refs are watching for that. Especially from us.

    I’m all for playing the game with South Florida Swag. Morris showed plenty of that after he got knocked down out of bounds and yelled at the camera wanting more. But unnecessary penalties in a close game are always unwelcome.
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    dawg, believe me i understand what you saying, but this team needs to get to the point like the cotton bowl where it’s not gone matter about a 15 yard penalty. Hell, if you recovered the ball at the 5 yard-line and got knocked back to the 20, no excuse for not still getting points.

    Keep the fire going. I hate hearing coaches always harping to a team, “we can’t turn the ball over and expect to win” hell, why not, it’s that same mentality and constant preaching to a team that once they do turn the ball over they start folding up instead of getting mad and making the other team pay for it.

    We need a cotton bowl mentality team again, we don’t need another team where sam shields runs in, gets a penalty and all the coaches are going crazy even though we still inside the 10 yard line and the oc couldn’t get the ball in the endzone.

  23. I need to make it up to Blacksburg next year

  24. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bennie says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM
    Hope Coach D can get our kids right for Georgia Tech this year.. Last time we had a team chock full of kids we got EMBARRASSED.

    ^^^^^^^

    Gtech is bout the only team D’umbnofrio had figure out last year.
    But with a team full of younguns and a incompetent dc who know??

  25. Will say I’m glad to see David Wilson gone..

  26. Yea, Nash. Most of our DL had seen that shit for several years. We still had Spence who had seen that garbage offense every year, Ray Ray was actually worth a damn against GT.

    Looks like our DL took a giant step backwards. And that’s where it starts. Can’t let them have that dive.

  27. Also, i like how cg3 tried to check himself out of the game in that crucial series and golden said hell naw, keep yo azz in their, lol.

  28. Nashvillecane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Bennie says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM
    Hope Coach D can get our kids right for Georgia Tech this year.. Last time we had a team chock full of kids we got EMBARRASSED.

    ^^^^^^^

    Gtech is bout the only team D’umbnofrio had figure out last year.
    But with a team full of younguns and a incompetent dc who know??
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    lol, forget g-tech, here comes k.st a watered down version of g-tech and was the team that torched us last year. With g-tech, all we need to do is focus on getting the early lead by 14 or more points and than let them help us run down the clock. From their on out, all we need to do is keep kicking fieldgoals. Remember, for every 2 fieldgoals we kick, even if g-tech scores a touchdown their only +1.

  29. Cal trust me, I’d love to get back to Cotton Bowl status. But we are who we are and that’s a team who goes down to the wire against BC. With more recruiting classes like this last one we might just be a real contender in a few years but for now I just want everyone to play smart and walk out with a W that doesn’t take years off my life.

  30. Also with g-tech, that’s the game we need curtis porter in for sure, this overrated 5 star in jalen grimble needs to redshirt. This mofo no matter what star he is has been one of the most ineffective d-linemen i’ve ever seen. The funny things is, you don’t hear no one talking about em, teammates or coaches, sit his azz down and reshirt em, than again, he’s good for giving somebody a breather right now.

  31. Bennie says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Looks like our DL took a giant step backwards. And that’s where it starts. Can’t let them have that dive.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Disagree. I think this DL will settle in. Last year’s was historically bad.

  32. Ol boy Michael Clark Duncan died??

    Cal…Be easy.

    I don’t care if we’re up by 50…Penalty yards are lame. They keep you from beating that same team, by eighty instead of fifty.
    Them 90’s days are over. These boys gotta learn to win like…today.

  33. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Cal trust me, I’d love to get back to Cotton Bowl status. But we are who we are and that’s a team who goes down to the wire against BC. With more recruiting classes like this last one we might just be a real contender in a few years but for now I just want everyone to play smart and walk out with a W that doesn’t take years off my life.
    /////////////////////////

    Man, quit watching the game nervous and enjoy the ride. If a flag is thrown for a young gun getting hype, support that type energy. goldie is not going to be yelling at guys for things like that, they’ll just owe the team one but he understands, keep the fire burning. In fact, goldie can’t wait to have a team full cotton bowl mentalities on the team, it gets him hype.

  34. Is Beamer in shape…Or sick?

  35. The Cotton Bowl was before the Miami Rules, among others.

    And we don’t have any of those old guys on our team.

    Thus, we can’t win if we are giving up hundreds of penalty yards.

    Confidence is one thing, arrogant penalties that make you lose are just wicked retahded.

  36. Calvin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Man, quit watching the game nervous and enjoy the ride.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Lmao. I can’t help it. Jacory did this to me!

  37. My boy al groh, like my boy bo pelini up in nebraska, them 2 mofo’s get me hype just watching them on the sidelines, especially bo pelini. Every time i see al groh i just can’t stop thinking about what he said after 911, they gone ask that man about it, no matter what your thoughts on it, he was serios as a heart attack when he said, “hell, i’m just not gone let them get on the plane”. No disrespect to nobody, but that man said he not taking no chances.

  38. Dunno CK. What are we left with? Grimble who played 6 or 7 games and didn’t get a tackle? Pierre? Glass Green and Plastic Porter? Chick who got OWNED on double teams and no one else was able to capitalize? Undersized McCord and a ghost in Ricardo Williams? Role player in Smith? Luther Robinson looked like our best DL against BC and he spent most of last year out with an injury. Vernon got double teamed a bit, Ojomo never could find a home last year and at least looked DECENT when he went inside, and Regis.. Well, he was Regis. Ball tapper and all.

  39. CK, come to my tailgates and drink your medicine before the games. Helps if you can’t really see which team the ball is thrown to.

  40. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Calvin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Man, quit watching the game nervous and enjoy the ride.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Lmao. I can’t help it. Jacory did this to me!
    //////////////////////

    rofl, don’t worry dawg, these boyz are actually putting in the work that will allow them to be confident like old times. That clip where marcus forston went to spence telling him he felt like he let the team down and spence told em quick, bascially, don’t tell me tell the team that, told me all i needed to know about that team. These guys are being brought up under the ol Hurricane way for real, no more faking and just throwing on the helmet, if you traveling now it’s basically because you’re playing, for 58 out of 65 players that traveled to play, goldie ain’t playing, he not bringing spectators.

  41. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Calvin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Man, quit watching the game nervous and enjoy the ride.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Lmao. I can’t help it. Jacory did this to me!
    ///////////////////////

    http://youtu.be/_4GfRQSE-Ak

  42. Cal,

    Johnson has me baggin up when he pulls his guys in close on the sideline, then slings them out in the field. What the hell is that all about? That dude is prolly very weird when he’s home alone.

  43. By the way, the BC fans were wicked awesome to tailgate with.

    Those people get hammahed and there is lots of steak involved.

    If you ever have the opportunity to go up there for an away game, you won’t regret it.

    Best time I’ve had outside of Trailernasty, and with all I say to make fun of that place, some of the best times of my life have been in that town.

  44. JSQ says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM
    CK, come to my tailgates and drink your medicine before the games. Helps if you can’t really see which team the ball is thrown to.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Haha, I might just have to take you up on that offer. Me and the old Mahoney roommates are planning a reunion for the FSU game. Just bought our tickets yesterday.

  45. Beamer looks healthier for sure.

  46. There you go, CK!

    Mahoney Mansions alums are always welcome at my tailgate.

    Gonna be a feast at that one!

    Getting a little bummed I am not gonna be at KState. I hate missing games. Not that they need me to win, but they only won 1 without me last year, and they almost lost it in the last minute, so…

  47. Bennie,

    I’m just basing my opinion on our conditioning/strength. Last year we got pushed off the ball on pass block. It was downright embarrassing. This year I expect the constant rotation for fresh legs to help.

  48. Hurriphin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Cal,

    Johnson has me baggin up when he pulls his guys in close on the sideline, then slings them out in the field. What the hell is that all about? That dude is prolly very weird when he’s home alone.
    /////////////////////////

    http://youtu.be/SKm5xQyD2vE

  49. Hurriphin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Cal,

    Johnson has me baggin up when he pulls his guys in close on the sideline, then slings them out in the field. What the hell is that all about? That dude is prolly very weird when he’s home alone.
    /////////////////////////

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that mofo ended up on dateline nbc myself either, alot of these mofo’s out here are weird:

    http://youtu.be/s7ACJ4Acddc

  50. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    FSU Brandon Jenkins out for season.. nice

  51. PhillyCane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM
    FSU Brandon Jenkins out for season.. nice

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    If only they weren’t 3 deep strong at DE.

  52. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH12) says:

    Just got back into town, watched all the highlights I could find.

    Said last week our o-line had to play well to keep our D off the field early in the season. Obviously they did that and Duke showed what a kid is who tears up South Florida teams can do compared to a running back anywhere else in the country.

    His best is yet to come.

    Same game plan needed for next Saturday. Long, time eating drives powered by the run and short passing game. O-line will be the key once again.

    Go Canes!!!

  53. PhillyCane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    FSU Brandon Jenkins out for season.. nice
    ////////////////////////////

    Come on man, in the spirit of competition, and just plain decentcy, celebrating a player/opponent getting injured is phucked up no matter how you slice it. I’d rather he be there and furthermore, no team is exempt from injuries. Don’t bring that type bad karma to the team, i’m sad for that young man if it’s true!

  54. It’s fortunate. Not sure how Bunche would stack up against him and I KNOW Flowers or Henderson aren’t ready to see Werner on the other end.

  55. I’m definitely not looking forward to the Werner-Flowers matchup.

  56. I can’t wait to see flowers get baptized against werner, he needs that for him to know for himself where he stands, that’s another reason why i’m sad jenkins not their. guys like that help to force our guys to raise their level of play.

  57. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    I’m definitely not looking forward to the Werner-Flowers matchup.
    ////////////////////////

    Oh hell naw, yall mofo’s mentally running from competition now, the last few years has taken all the fight out of yah. dawg, i’d like to see nothing more than werner vs flowers or even jenkins just to watch the frustration on their fact once they like alot of d-linemen are going to find out, this guy is for real.

  58. I’m hoping Flowers will fare better. I know Henderson won’t be able to handle him. Henderson couldn’t handle Chickillo during this off season in one of the scrimmages and Chick was injured a bit this off season. Not taking anything away from Chick but I wasn’t exactly impressed with his showing this week. He couldn’t possibly have been doubled the ENTIRE game.

  59. Somebody crying about goldie and crew not submitting duke johnson’s name in for acc rookie of the week, instead the ysubmitted ereck flowers name for acc rookie of the week and submitted duke’s name for acc runningback of the week and rightfully so.

    goldie and crew know what they’re doing, giving credit where credit is due. Some dubz azz gone say, they should give it to duke because who actually notices o-linemen doing anything, football people sac rider, that’s who.

  60. VT’s defense is going to be trouble this year. They look like an SEC team right now.

  61. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/eddie-johnson-malcolm-lewis-among-new-starters-on-canes-depth-chart.html

    Malcolm Lewis reppin my lucky #9. Atta boy!!

    Cal…That kid reminds me of ol Nuke. Hopefully with more production, tho.’ I always wanted to see D-Jenks do better than what he did, here. Same with Kenny Phillips.

  62. CK says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    VT’s defense is going to be trouble this year. They look like an SEC team right now.
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    lol oh boy, ck, you need to get your mojo back, they playing g-tech.

  63. Yes. vpi”s defense is alwats good because of BUD FOSTER. But they don’t like that damn good. its GiT for goodness sakeZ!

  64. This is probably gonna be one of the best defenses Bud Foster has fielded in a while. I think they returned something like 10 of 11 starters.. Lotta cohesiveness in that unit this year.

  65. Uchamps and Cal,

    Usually I’m unimpressed with VT’s defense. Year in and year out they just prove themselves opportunistic. Nothing special. Teams would put up 25+ all the time no problem.

    But you guys have to admit they look stronger than they usually do.

  66. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Ish., I been watching games nervous for quite some time now!!

    Lol

  67. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Hurriphin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/eddie-johnson-malcolm-lewis-among-new-starters-on-canes-depth-chart.html
    Malcolm Lewis reppin my lucky #9. Atta boy!!
    Cal…That kid reminds me of ol Nuke. Hopefully with more production, tho.’ I always wanted to see D-Jenks do better than what he did, here. Same with Kenny Phillips.

    ^^^^^^^

    Don’t trip, duck legget was yo favorite 9!!

    Lmbbo

  68. CK, I know a good VPI D when i see one but GIt is NOT testing them AT ALL. in fact. tevin washington and Paul Johnson are fuggin up. Let this would have been Nesbitt and Dwyer….. this game would be OVER!

  69. I phucks wit VT defense. Love the intensity, and their commitment to taking the football away.
    It’s totally masked their helter-skelter offense…Which is the biggest reason they always underachieve, and lose their early, and late big games.
    It’s part of the reason they’re tied now, instead of rolling GT.

  70. You’re right Uchamps. If Nesbitt and Dwyer were playing GT would’ve been up a lot more than 3 by now.

  71. So glad we never have to see Nesbitt’s tough ass again.

  72. Nash,

    NO BET on Lance!!

    I’d rather have Manos de Peidras Marve rep that 9.

  73. Don’t think VT’s defense is going to be able to bail their offense out this year.. They’re looking worse and worse as the game goes on.

  74. VT special teams fugging up??? Don’t see that often.

  75. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Damn Beamer is on that David Polluck ish ain’t he??

    I need some of that!!

  76. Thomas can heave it 65….As C1 would say….

    WATCHANAH!!

  77. Was I watching that right? Was G Tech in the Pistol?

  78. GT gonna’ f us up this year with this passing they’re doing.

  79. nice write up Delray.

    those KState CBs will be tougher than the BC ones for sure.

  80. If our D doesn’t get better soon, any team with a QB and people who can catch will F us up on D

  81. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    These muggs gonna have me hating myself in the morning…

    Overtime…

    Ugh…gotta watch tho

  82. I think the GTech honey combs pull this out.

  83. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Groh is a good teacher tho…

    Vtech had 4th and 4 and he played his db’s 6 yards off the wr, quick slant and a 1st down to keep the drive alive to tie the game..know I see why D’umbnofrio does what he does!!

    Smh

  84. 34 for VTech presses the hit stick button when he tackles

  85. I’m with Bennie,

    I liked it better when we knew what GT was gonna do.

  86. There it is.

  87. WTF was that? Even JaCory knows better than that

  88. Defense was trying to save the offense, now its over.

  89. oh and KState was eating up our DC’s b.s. of trying to have a LB over the slot guy. just kept throwing it to that guy early last year. Snyder is a top notch coach. We’ll definitely be out coached. Hopefully we can get some big plays to make up for it.

  90. Este I hope he learned his lesson. Was trying that garbage all year last year. Andrew Smith was not made to cover a slot guy

  91. Nashvillecane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM
    Groh is a good teacher tho…
    Vtech had 4th and 4 and he played his db’s 6 yards off the wr, quick slant and a 1st down to keep the drive alive to tie the game..know I see why D’umbnofrio does what he does!!
    Smh
    —————————-

    If I didn’t know better, I would say that this ish looks like a set up. All of it.

  92. Calvin says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM
    PhillyCane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM
    FSU Brandon Jenkins out for season.. nice
    ////////////////////////////
    Come on man, in the spirit of competition, and just plain decentcy, celebrating a player/opponent getting injured is phucked up no matter how you slice it. I’d rather he be there and furthermore, no team is exempt from injuries. Don’t bring that type bad karma to the team, i’m sad for that young man if it’s true!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Celebrating? Nah cool out thats not my style. Me bring bad karma to the U? Didnt know I had such influence on the Canes fate

    I said its nice as in its fortunate for us. Your tryna make it sound like i root for players to get injured. I wasnt even gona respond but cant let you slander my name by jumpin to conclusions bc we know what assuming does…

  93. Nashvillecane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Ish., I been watching games nervous for quite some time now!!

    Lol
    ////////////////////////

    You and ck need to sign up for OUR: HFFRAP(Hurricane Fans Faith Restoration Associate Program) Yall have truly lost yalls way, we gotta get the nervousness out of your system.

  94. In your own words man
    //////////////////////////

    PhillyCane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    FSU Brandon Jenkins out for season.. nice
    /////////////////////////

    How else is the last word in your sentence suppose to be interpreted. Now if you saying you meant something else, ok, than you must know what you meant.

  95. I need to be signed up for HFFRAP. Every time an opposing team drops back to pass against us he looks Like Breyton Farveway (Peyton Manning, Bret Favre, and John Elway in one person)

  96. Uchamps says:
    September 3, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    CK, I know a good VPI D when i see one but GIt is NOT testing them AT ALL. in fact. tevin washington and Paul Johnson are fuggin up. Let this would have been Nesbitt and Dwyer….. this game would be OVER!
    /////////////////////////

    That’s all i was feeling all night that that option hasn’t looked smooth since dwyer left and now, even i can tell when t.w. should have kept the ball.

  97. moneycane says:
    September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I need to be signed up for HFFRAP. Every time an opposing team drops back to pass against us he looks Like Breyton Farveway (Peyton Manning, Bret Favre, and John Elway in one person)
    /////////////////////////

    Don’t worry, we got room, a whole lot of people need it and don’t know it!

  98. Calvin says:
    September 4, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    moneycane says:
    September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I need to be signed up for HFFRAP. Every time an opposing team drops back to pass against us he looks Like Breyton Farveway (Peyton Manning, Bret Favre, and John Elway in one person)
    /////////////////////////

    Don’t worry, we got room, a whole lot of people need it and don’t know it!
    //////////////////////////

    In fact, you’ve already completed the `st step!

  99. Well hurry up let me know what the next step(s) is(are). Tired of watching our defense with one eye open and seeing the middle of our defense more wide open than Vanessa Del Rio

  100. Nashvillecane says:
    September 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Groh is a good teacher tho…

    Vtech had 4th and 4 and he played his db’s 6 yards off the wr, quick slant and a 1st down to keep the drive alive to tie the game..know I see why D’umbnofrio does what he does!!

    Smh
    ///////////////////////////

    rofl, dawg, they hate to hold on to leads. play soft, lose hard. In groh’s mind, somebody needed to make a play, and what they fail to realize, you need to force the opposing to have to make a play or just lose, don’t give em the stand back in the pocket all day option thinking cause you dropped 8, nobody should be open. Than i’m hearing the commentators talk about, it takes 3 to 4 years for guys to learn the techniques in groh’s defense, man who got that much time to be waiting and furthermore, if a technique is taking that long to learn, this defense should be looking close to at least the 85 bears by now, cause we all know many UM defenses were the next level to achieve.

  101. what do you all think of dye passing up asante & walford to take over 1st string TE?

  102. Harland Gunn Cut By Cowboys But Signed To Saints Practice Squad

    Sep/03/12 10:02 PM Filed in: Harland Gunn
    Harland Gunn, 6-2, 314, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (Fla.). Following a four-year career with the Hurricanes, Gunn worked at both center and guard for the Cowboys in their training camp. Gunn was then signed to the Saints practice squad.

  103. Eagles Release Brandon Washington, Signs With Rams

    Sep/03/12 10:02 PM Filed in: Brandon Washington
    The Philadelphia Eagles on Friday released proCane Rookie OG Brandon Washington. Washington declared early for the draft and did indicate after falling to the Eagles in the 6th round that if he had known he was going to be drafted that low, he would have stayed at the University of Miami. Washington dealt with a concussion early in camp and missed significant time. Luckily, the St. Louis Rams signed Washington to their practice squad on Sunday.

  104. By Michael Casagrande, Sun Sentinel
    5:26 p.m. EDT, September 3, 2012

    CORAL GABLES — It took a few minutes, but Malcolm Lewis calmed down.

    The Miami freshman settled into the flow sometime during warmups before the 41-32 beating of Boston College on Saturday. The atmosphere and moment was jarring at first.

    Related
    Al Golden breaks down Miami win over Boston College
    Golden not panicked over defensive lapses at BC

    “The size and tempo of game is very quick,” he said Monday. “The crowd noise, you can’t really hear anything, so we have to signal.”

    It all worked out in the end. The Miramar product was Miami’s second-leading receiver with four catches and 42 yards. As a result, he was elevated to the first team in the new depth chart released Monday.

    Lewis’ debut culminated with his first collegiate touchdown. Catching a quick fourth-quarter pass in the flat, he got a key block from receiver Phillip Dorsett. He saw a crease and one thought crossed his mind.

    “I have to get there as quick as possible,” he said.

    That meant taking a flying leap into the end zone. It was all instinct at that point.

    “I didn’t know if there was anyone behind me,” Lewis said. “The first thing that came to mind was to dive.”

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-hurricanes-news-0904-20120903,0,5196707.story

    Next game: At Kansas State, Noon Saturday, FX.

  105. How much zone did UM play? “We ran zone a lot, but towards the end of the game in the fourth quarter we started running a lot man,” Howard said.

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/size-speed-moment-wasnt-too-big-for-hurricanes-freshmen.html#storylink=cpy

  106. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    moneycane says:
    September 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM
    I need to be signed up for HFFRAP. Every time an opposing team drops back to pass against us he looks Like Breyton Farveway (Peyton Manning, Bret Favre, and John Elway in one person)

    ^^^^^^^^

    $$$Cane in the HIZOUSE… what up mane?

    The funny thing is when those qb’s play other teams the look very average but vs D’umbonofrio they throw their names in the hiesman convo..

    I mean them jokers be having career days vs goldie’s/his roomates defense!!

  107. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    First off, I can tell the season is on because the number of comments is TREMENDOUS!

    I think that the venerable Canes Optimist by seniority owns the initials CO. I will be fine if I go by Outie, like the bellybutton on a toned ladie’s stomach.

    14 point comeback, when was the last time the Canes did that? I mean, when they got down, this team would stay down, but now they showed that they will harrass their opponents all 60 minutes.

  108. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    autumn says:
    September 1, 2012 at 4:25 AM
    ESTE – i see you learned from janet jackson that a wardrobe malfunction can get you talked about
    —————-
    autumn with the first LOL of September!

  109. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    CanesCanesCanes says:
    September 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM
    Just spotting them 14 to make it interesting.
    Now D’ Noff enough with this screwy ass off-the-ball zone shit.
    Let loose the dogs of war
    ——
    Solid prediction, just gotta change ONE thing.
    “Let loose the DUKE of war”.

  110. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    JSQ says:
    September 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM
    a dude looked up my skirt and said he was now a ‘Canes fan but that was the worst that happened.
    ————-
    JSQ, converting them, one peek at a time.

    If you flashed on the big screen like Janet Jackson, we could double attendance! 8-)

  111. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    JSQ says:
    September 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM
    CK, come to my tailgates and drink your medicine before the games. Helps if you can’t really see which team the ball is thrown to.
    ————–
    After all these years, we now know what was wrong with Vinnie Testaverde against Tennessee and Pedo State.

  112. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    autumn says:
    September 4, 2012 at 3:45 AM
    what do you all think of dye passing up asante & walford to take over 1st string TE?
    ———-
    After reading pregame that Asante was promising the TEs would take advantage of BC, and then seeing nothing from him, it makes perfect sense. Plus, they might not be blocking as well as Dye, too.

  113. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Oh, and if I go by Outie, I can confuse folks who saw 8 Mile when I say “I’m Outie”.

    Nah, nobody here saw 8 Mile….

    I’m Outie and I approve this message.

  114. HFFRAP reading material for today:
    /////////////////////////

    Howard said he also isn’t surprised 12 true freshmen played in the opener. “I knew the guys I was coming in with. I knew the talent we were coming in with. We came in with an urgency that we’re not going to be denied, came in competing, ready to play,” Howard said. “We talked about it amongst each other. I’m not really too surprised.”
    //////////////////////////////

    You’ve heard it so much now, it’s become cliche.

    Freshmen all across the country are asked what the biggest difference is between high school and their first college game. The responses are usually something like: “The game is a lot faster,” or, “The guys are bigger and more physical,” or “I’ve never played in front of so many people before.”

    But none of those responses came from the four freshmen I spoke to on Monday: running back Duke Johnson, cornerback Tracy Howard, safety Deon Bush and receiver Malcolm Lewis. About the only thing that really bothered them was the noise.
    //////////////////////////

    Howard, Lewis’ best friend and former teammate at Miramar High, echoed those sentiments. “Some people told me like it’s a different game ‘Those boys are going to be big and strong, faster. I mean, not really,” Howard said.

    “Sticking those guys were just like sticking guys in high school — especially in terms of the size. What got me was the crowd noise. It was hard to communicate sometimes. In high school, you could talk, ‘Hey watch this, watch that. Watch the slant route.’ It’s kind of hard to do that in college.
    //////////////////////////

    HFFRAP Instructor’s insert:

    lol, this man didn’t feel like he was in college yet until this, not playing b.c., felt just like he was back at the park playing them:
    /////////////////////////

    What blew Johnson away? Seeing his mom in the stands — in Boston.

    “It was something that said ‘This is college,'” Johnson said. “It was faster than high school, but really nothing that would blow me away.”

    ////////////////////////////////

    Note: These guys coming in will actually truly be celebrating each others success, those guys already knew duke and lewis were going to do their thing, just wait until deon bush or tracy howard get their first pick, them boyz on a mission fo real. It’s going to be a trickle down effect.

    The receivers are in good hands led by my boy allen hurns from that 2010 class. Gotta throw this out their to, malcom lewis had this one catch down the sideline that made me think for a minute he was sammy watkins.

  115. Fuq this battle, I don’t wanna win, I’m outie!

  116. Asante and Clive were blocking pretty damn good in that B.C. game. Owning dudez from what i saw. Dye is a different specimen, Maybe Golden wants to give big dYe his shot to see what he can do since he has been working so hard.

  117. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    JSQ – sent you DM on twitter re north pb game watch

    I’m sure it’s all kosher, but just fyi

  118. autumn says:
    September 4, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    what do you all think of dye passing up asante & walford to take over 1st string TE?
    //////////////////////////

    I think it’s good for dyron, it shows he’s worked hard cause we all know coach goldie not giving anything away. The 2nd thing that comes to mind is, it’s kind of bad in a way cause shannon tried to get him to make that move along time ago and actually i think coach fluzzi was a better tight-ends coach than this percy pringle guy, but of course anything to not have him on staff as the special teams coordinator, it’s all good.

    Another point, asante cleveland should’ve redshirted last year plain and simple, and clive walford not being 1st team doesn’t bother me, he’s in his 2nd year and we already know what he can do, if he improves, he’ll be a decent tight-end for sure. At the same time, that offense that was run against b.c., about the only thing you could judge he tight-ends mostly on was blocking so it’s easy to see why dyron is 1st team right now.

    Once we start seeing smo under center again, i think that’s when the tight-ends will have more of a chance to separate themselves out their!

  119. CO (the other dude is “cav” . . . and no one here is gonna do a louganis swan dive and call you “outie”) – good to have you back in the (virtual) building

    . . . also, appreciate the responses to the dye question

  120. Just been watching ereck flowers, i can’t see seantrel getting that spot back that man is the Truth over their, i don’t care who we play, i’m not saying he’s not going to get beat, but he basically has that whole side on lock, the guy henderson might have a better shot at replacing is bunche, because the better the defensive ends we face, he’s the one that will have the most problems to me right now.

    Just watch flowers do work at all these times, impressive:

    20sec mark and see bunche(get yo azz up) at the same time too

    45sec mark, watch how quickly he gots out into space and makes contact

    1:29sec mark watch this man finish and dominate his man all the way to the end and the d.e. just looked at em like man, i’m having sec thoughts about playing football. just watch that d.e. demeanor after that play, lol.

    2:19sec mark, makes contact with 2 on dukes 1st touchdown run but pancakes the second guy just because!

    3:16sec mark, whoever he’s blocking was already beginning to get into give up mode!

    3:40sec mark, got any other move d.e. cause right now you wasting your time, the man was still their blocking like, is this suppose to be college!

    3:50sec mark, come on man, this man epitomizes what they mean by just dominate the man across from you every time just like he did in highschool.

    4:17sec mark, my favorite one, cause by than he already knew and it was time to let these mofo’s know in play, dawg, you garbage!

    6:43sec mark, ok, let me try the freshman, ok, i’ll just jump up!

  121. by the way, CO, why the moniker “canes outsider”?

  122. Looks like the o-line has a no jumping policy in the endzone this year but flowers after that malcom lewis touchdown said the hell with it!

  123. that deon bush hit after that fumble caused by eddie johnson, going to be some fun times watching these guys ball & develop, they serious with it out their.

  124. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    autumn says:
    September 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    by the way, CO, why the moniker “canes outsider”?
    ———
    (setup for a joke so old in so many ways)

    Groucho Style “Well I’m outsider cause when I tried to get insider she wouldn’t let me!” (waggle cigar, raise and lower bushy eyebrows, pause for raucous laughter)

    Real answer: Saw the link to the CaneInsider, knew I had no inside information, went with Canes Outsider.

  125. lol CO

    . . . suddenly, it’s a great name

  126. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Thanks.

    BTW, Canes with 208 yards rushing, 207 passing, that is BALANCE!

  127. Cal,

    Will you pls post link to watch Flowers sequence?

  128. BoriCane says:
    September 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Cal,

    Will you pls post link to watch Flowers sequence?
    /////////////////////////////

    http://youtu.be/xKM_ZeXMcEQ

  129. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Calvin says:
    September 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM
    BoriCane says:
    September 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM
    Cal,
    Will you pls post link to watch Flowers sequence?
    /////////////////////////////
    http://youtu.be/xKM_ZeXMcEQ

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    At the 2:40 mark, dude with the 1 painted on his chest, plez tell me that ain’t Canez1???

    Ahhhhh

    Lmbbo

  130. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    That dude all the way to the right of the screen.

  131. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    On Da Duked last td run and on Malcom Lewis’ td, #23 got done dirty both times…

    lol

  132. from manny:

    Duke Johnson named ACC Rookie of the Week

    Duke Johnson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week Tuesday.

    Johnson was one of two true freshmen to start in Miami’s 41-32 win at Boston College. He had 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns on only seven carries, posting the most yards on the ground by a UM true freshman since Javarris James ran for 148 against Houston in 2006.

    Johnson scored his career-first touchdown on a 54-yard run in the second quarter and added a 56-yard score in the third quarter. He tallied a team-high 214 all-purpose yards (135 rush, 10 receiving, 69 kick return).

    “He’s a tremendous player. What else can you say? He had a good first outing,” UM coach Al Golden said. “I think he’s level headed. I think he prepared the same way today as he did last week.

    “I don’t follow what the other teams are doing. But I thought Duke’s effort should put him in the other realm — above the rookies. To be able to do that on the road in your first game, he should be compared to anybody in the league, not just the rookies. And I thought Ereck Flowers clearly grading out at 94 percent in your first start, taking 75 snaps is exceptional.”

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/duke-johnson-named-acc-rookie-of-the-week.html#storylink=cpy

  133. UM defensive coordinator explains troubles at BC

    By Michael Casagrande
    1:31 p.m. EDT, September 4, 2012

    CORAL GABLES — Allowing 542 yards, regardless of the win, was not the desired number of Miami on Saturday at Boston College.

    The 441 passing yards was especially troubling given the Eagles’ reputation for running the ball. So Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio broke it down Tuesday afternoon.

    Like what coach Al Golden said, a few blown assignments led to the big plays.

    “Their three biggest plays were man coverage when somebody let their guy loose,” D’Onofrio said. “Generally, they’re not that wide open. … Some of those guys were playing in their first game. I’m not going to get into who they were, but we have to learn from it and clean up that stuff.”

    A few of his main points:

    The pass rush was very disappointing. Because the front four weren’t getting any pressure on the passer, UM was forced to send a fifth or sixth player. That meant moving out of zone and putting young defensive backs on an island in man coverage.

    Boston College had a new offensive coordinator. Doug Martin was formerly the head coach at Kent State — a team Golden’s staff at Temple knew well. The Owls were also very effective against Martin’s offenses. D’Onofrio was a part of that group, so Martin changed his tendencies. D’Onofrio said he thought Boston College was very effective changing things up early. It took a few series, but the Canes settled in.

    The zone defenses weren’t too difficult for the newcomers to grasp, D’Onofrio said. Besides, they ran about 40 percent in man coverage. All of the big plays came in man-to-man defense so the coordinator wasn’t blaming inexperience with the zone for anything.

    On a positive note, D’Onofrio said the red zone and short-yardage defense was very effective.
    More to come in a bit. Hang tight.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-miami-hurricanes-defensive-coordinator-talks-boston-college-20120904,0,5573431.story

  134. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    ^^^^^^^^^

    I was waiting on D’umbnofiro to throw that gap integrity and freelancing out there..

  135. Thanks Cal! Appreciated..!!

  136. Huge compliment. Like I said last week, I don’t see Seantrel getting the job back, he better start going at Bunche because Ereck going to ride out that RT spot for the foreseeable future!

    ### Art Kehoe said right tackle Ereck Flowers is the most polished freshman offensive lineman he has coached in 28-plus years at UM….

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy

  137. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I feel good about the win and about our chances on Saturday.

    I’m not liking NoD’s responses. I get that he’s feeling embattled, since there’s a ton of noise out there about him and his defenses, but he’s falling back on passing the buck, like he did last year.

    If players keep blowing assignments then they’re not getting coached up. Bottom line. And please don’t tell me our D was great this past Saturday if not for those “three big plays” he jeeps talking about.

    Now, I know we have a lot of youth and inexperience, so we have to be patient. But if we’re still having this convo at the end of the year, then the buck has to stop at the DC’s desk. There’s a lot of youth and inexperience on BOTH sides of the ball.

  138. autumn says:
    September 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    UM defensive coordinator explains troubles at BC

    By Michael Casagrande
    1:31 p.m. EDT, September 4, 2012

    CORAL GABLES — Allowing 542 yards, regardless of the win, was not the desired number of Miami on Saturday at Boston College.

    The 441 passing yards was especially troubling given the Eagles’ reputation for running the ball. So Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio broke it down Tuesday afternoon.

    Like what coach Al Golden said, a few blown assignments led to the big plays.

    “Their three biggest plays were man coverage when somebody let their guy loose,” D’Onofrio said. “Generally, they’re not that wide open. … Some of those guys were playing in their first game. I’m not going to get into who they were, but we have to learn from it and clean up that stuff.”

    A few of his main points:

    The pass rush was very disappointing. Because the front four weren’t getting any pressure on the passer, UM was forced to send a fifth or sixth player. That meant moving out of zone and putting young defensive backs on an island in man coverage.

    Boston College had a new offensive coordinator. Doug Martin was formerly the head coach at Kent State — a team Golden’s staff at Temple knew well. The Owls were also very effective against Martin’s offenses. D’Onofrio was a part of that group, so Martin changed his tendencies. D’Onofrio said he thought Boston College was very effective changing things up early. It took a few series, but the Canes settled in.

    The zone defenses weren’t too difficult for the newcomers to grasp, D’Onofrio said. Besides, they ran about 40 percent in man coverage. All of the big plays came in man-to-man defense so the coordinator wasn’t blaming inexperience with the zone for anything.

    On a positive note, D’Onofrio said the red zone and short-yardage defense was very effective.
    More to come in a bit. Hang tight.
    ////////////////////////////////

    This mofo always got an explanation don’t he, in his mind, the g-tech game can’t get here fast enuff, he’s tired of these oc’s running these complex offense, you know, the forward pass to the flats.

    Anybody in here whoever played in a zone scheme no, you can have deion sanders at corner, no way is he going to make up ground to make it back to the flats when the 1st guy/wr coming out is blazing down field to clear it out.

  139. Triple c, you know a d-co is in trouble when they start touting the fact that b.c.’s oc was the headcoach at kent st. but he changed his tendecies for this game, OK, AND, mofo DESERVE VICTORY! coach do noff keeps acting like teams aren’t suppose to be switching up from what thy did the games before when they face him or something.

    If he’s indicating he was using old kent st. tapes to try and prepare the defense for saturday this mofo is way more behind than i originally thought as a d-co. He’s the one coach on staff that needs halftime that’s for sure.

    When i heard from plays 15-61 or whatever it was we played strong defense, it reminds me of when coach fluzzi was here and enlightened us by sayng “what, their are about 40 to 50 special teams plays a game, so we botched only about 1 or 2″

    Here’s what that is:

    http://youtu.be/9HKZRTRnAIM

  140. Triple c, man i’ve been saying the same thing all day, they keep talking bout those few so called busted plays as if those plays accounted for half the yards given up, thats how you know he’s lost. Cause he’s not realizing that it has nothing to do with busted plays and has everything to do with oc’s knowing where the holes are at in that defensive scheme.

    Like i said last year, we straight on the offensive side of the ball, when you offense is putting up 34 points and left more points on the field and has a whole lot of room for improvement, we’re straight on that side of the ball.

    I can only recall 2 games last year where this defense looked like it had promise and unfortunately it was only because of the offenses that were run, of course trhe g-tech game last year and the Fsu game, other than that, it was easy pickings.

  141. Talk about leaving no stone unturned.. gotta love this staff. Attention to detail

    Smart move: UM players sometimes had trouble understanding Stephen Morris in the huddle last season because he did not always project his voice or enunciate clearly. So the staff had all the quarterbacks work with a communications professor this offseason.

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

  142. What a scam artist! AJL is in prep school! LOL

    http://www.locksmithsportspicks.com/miami-boston-college-odds/

  143. golden video footage:

    By Michael Casagrande
    6:47 p.m. EDT, September 4, 2012

    CORAL GABLES — Take a look at 24 minutes edited down to the best three or so from Al Golden’s weekly Tuesday briefing.

    He touched on everything from Kansas State to punting and even laughed off a comment he deemed politically incorrect. Watch through the end for that part.

    More video to come.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-al-golden-talks-kansas-state-gets-a-few-laughs-20120904,0,6174971.story

  144. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    autumn, are you getting a 3.99 payment message on those pages? I keep getting blocked unless I hit stop in the middle of the page load.

  145. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg1906 says:
    September 5, 2012 at 2:52 AM
    What a scam artist! AJL is in prep school! LOL
    http://www.locksmithsportspicks.com/miami-boston-college-odds/
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    bg – sites like that are for wild-eyed degenerate gamblers looking to hook them in for some kind of payment for their “inside” betting info. I used to work with a guy like that and he would burn through a lot of $$$ betting all kinds ish. He’d bet teams he didn’t know squat about. I could really never figure out his mindset because he was always losing. But it’s a multi billion dollar business. Me, I’d just rather gamble at the tables and limit my losses

  146. Canes Outsider says:
    September 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    autumn, are you getting a 3.99 payment message on those pages? I keep getting blocked unless I hit stop in the middle of the page load.
    <<<<<<<<<<

    no blockie (or "payment message"); even though i'm no "innie"

  147. This has to be the under statement of the year thus far:
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    The defense UM lined up in was exactly what Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig and receiver Alex Amidon said they were expecting. And they felt dropped passes and missed opportunities were all that held BC back from a win.

  148. And they felt dropped passes and missed opportunities were all that held BC back from a win.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    And I say chuuuuuurch…..

    I enjoyed the hell outta that victory, no doubt….and we most certainly had to go get it….

    But we got a ton of breaks out there.

    And I know that in every game both teams get breaks, but BC really did miss several touchdowns buy millimeters.

  149. The first [two] series of the game, the coordinator we played against, he made a decision to go well away from what he’s ever done. We played him five times when we were at Temple. The last two times we played them we won 48-14 and 48-13, something like that. He made a decision to go well away from that, put a whole new package in that he probably hadn’t done before based on the familiarity that we had with him. So that took a couple of series to sort through.
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    http://youtu.be/lCNPNs1pKoQ

  150. This guys mentality on what a real UM defense should be and look like is going to be a problem. I don’t think he actually understands what actually is dominant, seems like his idea of being dominant is a defense that doesn’t give up a bomb, keeps everything in front of them and force a team to go to the bubble and flat passes but we should come up and tackle well. This statement is a problem!
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    “Probably the three big plays where the guys were wide-open were man coverage where someone cut their guy loose. Generally, they’re not that wide-open if you are in zone coverage,” D’Onofrio said.

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    Forget that “normally they’re not that wide-open” crap, they need to be shut down! He seems to satisfied with guys just being close.

  151. Hurriphin says:
    September 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    And they felt dropped passes and missed opportunities were all that held BC back from a win.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    And I say chuuuuuurch…..

    I enjoyed the hell outta that victory, no doubt….and we most certainly had to go get it….

    But we got a ton of breaks out there.

    And I know that in every game both teams get breaks, but BC really did miss several touchdowns buy millimeters.
    ////////////////////////////

    Here’s what i do know, zone defenses always have holes everywhere. Than you add in the fact that we’re basically playing with 2 linebackers in the middle of the field because he act likes all he cares about is shutting down the run so of course their are going to be guys coming wide open.

    The worse defense to run when a team is in hury offense mode are zone defenses because all a qb has to do is sit back and throw to spots in the zone. This is why we all never feel like we did in the old days, hell, if it was 3rd & 3, that was to much for the opposing offense to pick up, but now, it can be 3rd & 10, and since coach do noff has been here i’m either feeling like it was luck we got off the field or the other teams is going to pick that up and it’s not a surprise. Seems like when we get teams in 3rd and short we got a better chane of getting them off the field than when they are in 3rd and long, because that defense that coach do noff runs is mostly set up and geared towards things happening around the line of scrimmage and anot in the flats or down field, so now i get it.

  152. Coach D is eerily similar to Whipple, no?

    Guy excuses everything under the sun and will always point the finger at the players not executing, therefore his system is always correct.

  153. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Calvin, it’ll just be best if D’No shuts it down and doesn’t do any more interviews. When you start talking about how you prepared for a Kent State offense and they mixed it up and confused you, that will never fly with our fans. He shouldn’t even be bringing up the MAC. When you’re throwing players under the bus and then talking about how you were fooled because you were expecting the Kent State offense you saw when you were at Temple, best to just keep you mouth shut.

    We have no choice but to roll with this guy until the end of the year, and I hope he turns it around, he did show promise vs FSU & GT, but the newbies blew coverage excuse will only hold for so long – like about 8 more games.

  154. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    I believe someone that doesn’t post here no moe said it last year..

    “someone tell D’onofiro this ain’t the Mac he’s coaching in anymore”

    Or something like that..

    It seems the oc’s for bc elevated his game plans when he move up from the Mac! Ya think??
    Something our dc can’t seem to do!! Hey but he hollers alot tho!!

    Smh..

    Last year it was freelancing vs some of the worst offenses in cfb, now it’s the young guys!

    I got $$$ saying the next 2 games bc plays they won’t have 600 yds of total offense!

  155. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    CanesCanesCanes says:
    September 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    Calvin, it’ll just be best if D’No shuts it down and doesn’t do any more interviews. When you start talking about how you prepared for a Kent State offense and they mixed it up and confused you, that will never fly with our fans. He shouldn’t even be bringing up the MAC. When you’re throwing players under the bus and then talking about how you were fooled because you were expecting the Kent State offense you saw when you were at Temple, best to just keep you mouth shut.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This plus a rat Shapiro sized ponzi scheem!!!

    So far the side of the ball that so many were so giddy about as having the most cohesion looks like the group that just game t

  156. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Just came togather^^^^^^^

  157. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH12) says:

    I don’t see Coach D making excuses, in my opinion he’s looking to build the confidence of our young players by putting them in don’t get toasted situations. To me thats putting them in a position to succeed.

    Until we get a legit, consistent pass rush there’s no way you can put our young defenders on an island and expect them to contain for extended periods.

    I posted last week we needed to control the line to limit opponent posessions cause our D was going to give up yardage and points early in the season.

    I don’t see press coverage early in the season suiting any purpose at all. We clamped down in the red zone, got three turnovers, scored 41 points, got a solid game from our QB and won.

    Comparing him to Whipple is ludicrous. WTF more do some of you guys want?

    Go Canes!!

  158. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    pb, all due respect, you don’t build player confidence by saying to the media we gave up 600 yards to BC’s anemic offense because players were blowing coverages. That’s putting 200% of the blame on the p,ayers. Maybe he’s right, but that does nothing for confidence

    Like I said before, I have no choice but to be patient this year, but I wll remind everyone, both JJ and Butch Davis fired their DC’s after their second years as Miami coaches. It’s way too early to suggest that for NoD, but it happens.

    At this point, nobody will be happier than me to see him turn it around and be the defensive coordinator of the year in the ACC, but he!s got to take a hard look at what he!s doing and how he’s coaching.

  159. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    KAT Comments

    I expect K-State to come out
    I expect K-State to come out much faster against Miami. The Wildcats have a much more experienced team than Miami who have lots of Freshmen. I look for a lot more runs from Klein, Hubert, Pease, etc. K-State 42-17. GOOO ‘Cats!!

    BC put up a ton of yards on Miami.
    I suppose KSU you will do the same. Earlier start time might help too instead of waiting around all day to play. I’m guessing 41-17 KSU with Klein busting out with some nice passing numbers.

    not a bad start
    We could’ve been better defensively but we will be better against miami. We’ll see how well that frosh runs against our guys. One thing we can do is stop the run.

    http://cjonline.com/sports/2012-09-03/snyder-wants-early-stops-early-points-wildcats

  160. Calvin I am using your notes on Flowers good stuff

  161. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Yea right, JState is well coached, but they’re no Alabama

    I’ve got a hunch our defense will be better than they showed at BC and our offense will improve, as well

    It will be a close game, imo

  162. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    new blog
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    Just kidding, I want to get Splarfy to jump up and post!

  163. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Read paragraphs 6 & 7

    This is what NoD needs to do to get guys to play better defense

    http://deadspin.com/5937561/i-may-have-a-small-dick-but-i-have-big-fucking-balls-the-unsentimental-education-of-a-harvard-football-player

    Less yelling, more exposing

  164. First! Damn!

  165. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH12) says:

    CCC saying blown coverages continues to show confidence in your players. Things like that are correctable and hopefully will be.

    Getting roasted over and over again in man coverage is a lot harder to talk about as a coach and recover from as a young player.

    They will tighten up and be more aggressive as the season goes on. These guys just need to get a few more games under their belts.

    jmo…

    P.S. I was at the KSU game last year, don’t see any reason why we can’t hang with them. Our o-line is much better than it was, give me Duke over Lamar Miller any day and I’ve always liked Morris over Jacory. Strong arms and mobility win games in college football and Stephen sure has both.

    We control the ball and and it’s anyone’s game in the 4th.

  166. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    MUUUHAHAHAHAHA! Gothcha!

    I agree pb. Look at it this way, it took a video reversal of a Jacory failed dive into the end zone for a 10-3 team to beat us.

    Morriss is a better runner and would have scored there. Add to that the improvement in this team overall, and we are well within reach of a KSU team that struggled against The Missouri State Bears (Sounds like one of the Gators’ early season replacements for the Canes), despite their 35 point RUTSing to keep the pollsters happy.

  167. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    My guess is that its a close game and it’ll be who has the ball last that wins. Just a wild guess. The line started at over 7 and now it’s down to around seven. That’s based on hone field and coaching advantage. Make no mistake, Snyder and his staff are good coaches and they’re wily.

    At the same time, this is KSU, with KSU type players. Middle of the road players that are coached way up. Yes, AB is a good athletic LB, but they don’t have a roster full of those.

    We’ve got a good shot at winning if we play mistake free and muster better D than last week.

    And it hurts to even say something like that about a team like KState, but that’s who we are right now.

  168. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Seriously, read this play by play, and forget the fact that Missouri State’s claim to fame is that they are annual victims to Youngstown State. This team gave them grief and only a turnover in the end zone on their first drive prevented them from getting a lead that would have lasted until the fourth quarter.

    http://espn.go.com/ncf/playbyplay?gameId=322452306

    Kansas State doesn’t scare me.

  169. I bet our defense continues to be atrocious year in and year out until the DC leaves. I find it EXTREMELY difficult to believe our defensive talent is less than that found on Georgia Tech’s squad; therefore, we should never be consistently giving up 300+ passing yards and making guys like Chase Rettig look Heisman-worthy.

    All aboard the “fire coach d’OH-NO” bandwagen.

  170. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    By the way, I wanted to find out more details about the streak, and found this article with some cool details.

    http://quirkyresearch.blogspot.com/2011/11/nfl-touchdown-streaks-by-college.html

    Miami went only 13 weeks without at least 2 TD.

    The only Miami TD during the 100th week of the streak was
    an Ed Reed 107-yard interception return.

    Twice, Miami reached the 4th quarter of Monday Night Football before scoring:
    Week 4 of 2003, when Franks scored with 4:21 left,
    & Week 2 of 2005, when Santana Moss scored with 3:46 to play.
    (Moss would score the winning touchdown a minute later.)

    A record-tying eight different Hurricanes scored Week 2 of 2007:
    Franks, Gore (twice), Hester, Edgerrin James,
    Andre Johnson (twice), McGahee, Portis, and Winslow Jr.

    When the streak was snapped during Week 11 of 2011:
    Winslow Jr. had a TD nullified by offensive pass interference;
    Santana Moss, Andre Johnson, Shockey, & Lewis
    were injured and inactive;
    & Wayne, Gore, and Graham had byes.
    (In other words, the NFL did everything they could to prevent it getting to 150)

  171. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    not to defend Donofrio, but remember last year’s game against Maryland? We were also very passive, until he could TRUST the players more.

    Perryman, Chickillo, and now our fabulous freshmen have shown they can be trusted, so we will be able to play tighter coverages.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but that would be a first, so don’t count on it… 8-)

  172. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Also, check out who was the #5 team in the streaks list. Not surprised in the slightest.

  173. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Oh and one more thing. They included the 3 Vinnie Testaverde TDs (so they included TD passes in their version of the streak) but his TDs were not needed to continue the streak, so any list that only shows TDs scored and not TDs thrown will likely shrink the length of the other teams’ streaks.

  174. CanesCanesCanes says:
    September 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Calvin, it’ll just be best if D’No shuts it down and doesn’t do any more interviews. When you start talking about how you prepared for a Kent State offense and they mixed it up and confused you, that will never fly with our fans. He shouldn’t even be bringing up the MAC. When you’re throwing players under the bus and then talking about how you were fooled because you were expecting the Kent State offense you saw when you were at Temple, best to just keep you mouth shut.

    We have no choice but to roll with this guy until the end of the year, and I hope he turns it around, he did show promise vs FSU & GT, but the newbies blew coverage excuse will only hold for so long – like about 8 more games.
    ////////////////////////

    Exactly man, kent st., we talking bout kent st, if anything he should’ve been ready, he continues to keep talking like these other oc’s are cheating cause they’re not running what’s on the film he’s watching.

    As far as the secondary goes, last year it was “it’s a new system, guys reverting back to their old tendecies” lack of communication, etc. etc. couldn’t use the young guy crap last year, this year, it’s blown coverages and young guys.

    The main problem with this defense is, they don’t have the outside linebackers checking the tight-ends, this defense is designed to have the safeties come up and pick up the tight-ends and all teams are doing are having their tight-ends take one step up field and than pivot towards the sideline while the o-line is and back are running sweep motion to the opposite side until the suck the linebackers in.

    Nothing fancy, talking bout “lack of communication and blown assigments, ok, i got a remedy, hey, you get this guy, i’ll stick him and you lock up that guy, and whoever is getting beat, now we know, and snatch they azz off the field and put somebody in their who can get it done, zones only assign you and area not a particular man.

  175. Nashvillecane says:
    September 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    I believe someone that doesn’t post here no moe said it last year..

    “someone tell D’onofiro this ain’t the Mac he’s coaching in anymore”

    Or something like that..

    It seems the oc’s for bc elevated his game plans when he move up from the Mac! Ya think??
    Something our dc can’t seem to do!! Hey but he hollers alot tho!!

    Smh..

    Last year it was freelancing vs some of the worst offenses in cfb, now it’s the young guys!

    I got $$$ saying the next 2 games bc plays they won’t have 600 yds of total offense!
    //////////////////////////

    I want goldie’s boy to step his game up, but if he’s going to keep giving the other teams we go against confidence against our defense, for rel, we all know this mofo don’t have a leg to stand on, next thing you, we’ll being hearing about how BETHUNE COOKMAN is one of the hardest trained football teams in the land, it’s no surprise they put up over 400 yards.

    This man can’t be defended when a school from the MEAC is giving you the business. It’s not the players, it’s the scheme and the calls on the field. What’s hurting coach do noff mostly is, he’s down their on the field, if goldie plans on helping his boy out, if this keeps up, they need to send his azz up in the booth so he can get an aerial view of what’s really happening.

    The better d-co’s are up in the booth where they can see what they need to see. bud foster is one of the exceptions to the rule but if you notice with him, he basically is either squatting down or kneeling down to get a certain view of what’s really going on, him looking basically underneath the play gives him a similar view of him being up in the booth.

    It would make a big difference so he can see he keeps getting picked apart with the same plays because he’s to busy trying to guess run instead of having a base defense that can pretty much contain most offensive options.

  176. Hassan says:
    September 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Calvin I am using your notes on Flowers good stuff
    ///////////////////////////

    No problem and pass them over to seantrel, so he can keep his head up, that left tackle position is not solidified yet.

    And it feels good cause we now know when we here a player/o-linemen got graded out over 90, whoever is doing the grading is legit. Cause i kept hearing these o-linemen that kept getting graded out at over 90% and when you look at the film, somebody was bullshatting with the grades/scoring system!

  177. HFFRAP reading material for today for those worried about k st. & klein:
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    k st. will be forced to throw the ball more this game and that’s not klein’s strong suit, only if he’s able to run it will open up the pass. We have a better run defense this year than we did laast year since guys are in better shape at the point of attack.

    If klein has to pass more than necessary, that’ll mean a couple of things, we got a 14 point or more lead and they can’t afford to help us run ou the clock by running klein.

    He gets antsy with perceived pressure and gabe terry right now i our best outside pass rusher. This o-line is not as good or big as b.c., so we’ll get more pressure on klein than we did against chase.

    And lastly, jedd fisch & the offense is coming! smo, beware of the pick 6 though, synder will not continue to watch his boyz sit back and keep looking at all these short routes our receivers keep running. He’ll have the safeties inch down and send a db or 2 to jump those routes early or at some point.

  178. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I know it’s obvious, but it’d be real nice if we can get a couple of hats on Klein early in the game.

    Shake that mofo up and let him know it’s not last year.

  179. I just realized today is Wednesday.

    I still have a few more hours of work to do, so MKF will have to wait until tomorrow. Enjoy Delray for another day!

  180. And I just tried to execute a Westlaw search by pointing a remote at the computer and tried to get old school DVR’d 90210 to play by clicking search on the computer.

  181. Canez1 says:
    August 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    Walford praised QB Stephen Morris saying, “He’s taking control of the team, the leadership role which we were missing in the quarterback position. He’s taken over that role and everybody is listening to him because he’s like our vocal leader and our mental leader right now.
    “Jacory wasn’t as vocal as Stephen. Jacory didn’t take charge how Stephen is taking charge right now. Not downplaying Jacory, but Stephen is just running the offense, taking over.”
    http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/mark36111/jh_3.gif
    100% fuggin joke…
    http://thehusker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Jacory-Harris-Raiders.jpg
    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  182. _________________^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Just watched the 2011 K State game… This is why we win.

  183. “he continues to keep talking like these other oc’s are cheating cause they’re not running what’s on the film he’s watching.”

    funny cause its true cliche is appropriate.

  184. Canes Outsider says:
    September 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    By the way, I wanted to find out more details about the streak, and found this article with some cool details.
    http://quirkyresearch.blogspot.com/2011/11/nfl-touchdown-streaks-by-college.html
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    that is great stuff, co

    . . . well done!

  185. love the herald article on kehoe & OL

    . . . and look at the quote below and tell me if you can tell whether or not it comes from calvin or kehoe:

    “He had about five or six shots in that game that were just ugly, man, where he was hitting guys and knocking them down,” . . . “He’s a violent guy, which you don’t get a lot of all the time on offense. It’s nice.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/06/2986863/big-miami-hurricanes-are-drawing.html#storylink=cpy

  186. a nice quickie article giving clements his due:

    Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch pointed out after the victory at BC that “sometimes yards get skewed.

    “Eduardo Clements goes in and he converts two third-and-1s and a goal-line touchdown, and he’s averaging one yard a carry, right? But the fact of the matter is those were three huge carries.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/06/2986864/eduardo-clements-the-heart-and.html#storylink=cpy

  187. JSQ says:
    September 5, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    I just realized today is Wednesday.

    I still have a few more hours of work to do, so MKF will have to wait until tomorrow. Enjoy Delray for another day!

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

    :)

  188. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Give some praise to Susan for getting Kehoe to sit down long enough to talk to her!

    Or maybe she had to interview him while running around hitting sleds! 8-)

  189. Love the electrical tape repair…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0spU68XRBwU

    I will no doubt split that hillbilly melon if I see this dildo.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  190. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Man, when K-State is talking smack to us…can’t wait until Golden gets us out of this hole

    Before you split his melon, let that country boy know they make shirts in 3XL

  191. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhh4RrVlS9E&feature=youtu.be

    ————

    ^^^^ NEw raising canes^^^ GOtta LOVE Al Golden. Dude is the definition of MAN. The closest thing to a role model that ive seen in years.

    Its great to be a Miami hurricane!!!!

    I love this school. I love this team!

  192. Check out myself and Marshall White on UFR Sports Talk Radio’s Hurricane Alley as we discuss the Canes big win vs BC & preview Kansas State. http://ufrsports.com/review/index.php/2012/09/06/hurricane-alley-miami-moves-past-bc-prepares-for-kansas-state/ #Canesfam #UM

  193. Esteban says:
    September 6, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    “he continues to keep talking like these other oc’s are cheating cause they’re not running what’s on the film he’s watching.”

    funny cause its true cliche is appropriate.
    ////////////////////////////

    The True words & creed “UPHOLD THE LEGACY” needs to be permanently at the top of every page of coach do noff’s clip board. He’s the one coach that needs that to be driven into his brain, don’t let your boy goldie down. This shouldn’t be a week to week thing where dependomg on what type of offense we facing is what will determine how many yards we’re going to be given up. The defensive staff is real suspect right now, so far, only coach barrows unit has made the biggest impact(dzp pick 6) and i’ll give jethro some credit for the ypc avg for b.c.’s running game.

    But a word to the “not so wise” how in the hell are you going to get pressure and expect pressure when a qb comes out throwing on 3 step drops and to the flats all game long, While you might be playing man coverage, you trying to play man coverage outta of a zone look, you not playing press-man which re-routes the receivers and timing instantly when done corectly. Giving receivers free releases off the line, no matter if it’s a senior or freshman, you asking to torched by average and below average qb’s.

  194. Finnie…

    But with the team’s propensity to play zone, it can become quite an adjustment for a young secondary inured to play man throughout high school.

    “With zone, we just have to view more, look at the receivers more, just learn our concept and learn our responsibility,” Finnie says.

  195. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    201st!

  196. sad

  197. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    Video reminds me of the OSU fan from last year that posted his weekly report saying they were gonna kill us, then whined when folks called him out for it.

    Good thing he wears a mask, cause he just robbed his fans of any semblence of credibility.

    And wearing a shirt claiming Texas State Champs? That would be like us wearing a Massachusetts State Champs shirt for beating BC.

  198. avatar
    Canes Outsider says:

    I beat splarfy to the 200s, nyah nyah nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah!

    /Hope you know it is all in fun….

  199. No worries CO (slowly putting away gun back in case and wiping off lipstick…)

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6x8tusR701ro8ysbo1_400.gif

  200. bg1906 says:
    September 6, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Finnie…

    But with the team’s propensity to play zone, it can become quite an adjustment for a young secondary inured to play man throughout high school.

    “With zone, we just have to view more, look at the receivers more, just learn our concept and learn our responsibility,” Finnie says.
    /////////////////////////

    THis is exactly what some of us have been saying for the longest, he’s not using the talent and speed the right way. Guys are use to playing aggressive football coming out of Miami and other parts of Florida, than they coming in now and you asking them to lay off the wide-outs as if they got more elite speed than we do.

    finnie defended well in man coverage, they completed a little 4 yards pass on his side he made the solo tackle, the 2 bombs they tried him on, he handled that. We need to be in press man, especially if you running a cover 2, and if you want to be a zone defense primarily, running press man off the line than dropping back into a zone will confuse a qb more as oppose to letting receivers get a full head of steam off the line and than trying to play man defense, counter productive and that’s how teams end up with the 3rd highest passing total against UM with 441yards.

    coach do noff can make all the excuses he wants, but the facts are, right now, he’s on track to be the worst d-co to come thru here since 1983. He needs to learn quickly what type of athlete’s he has at his disposal and go from their. He’s thinking the other way around that the better athlete’s in his system will make that system a better defense, but what he fails to realize the concepts of the defense will continue to leave holes in it.

    On the contrary, i expect eddie johnson to have a real big game this weekend along with dzp, if k st. comes out and plays like it did last year with all that running. The secondary is not going to be aggressive if they’re trying to figure out which open receiver to try and get to 1st before they start jumping his way, to many guessing games in that secondary. Take the guessing games away and just lock receivers up, whoever gets beat gets beat.

  201. We should get our Notre Lame tickets next week.

    And I will hopefully be home from work before midnight and get MKF up for y’all.

  202. avatar
    Killerbeez41 says:

    That video of the dude in the mask is freaking Hilarious man. Dude had me dying…”Fans when I say get up…..GET UP!!” LMAO

  203. avatar
    Killerbeez41 says:

    I’m not expecting a drastic improvement this week at all. I expect this week to be a lot like the last. When do you see a team look drastically different from the previous, very few and far between. Not saying it couldn’t happen, just not expecting anything spectacular. We’ll see what happens and everybody will be critiquing it later.

  204. Man, lol, going back looking at just the 1st 3 plays of that boston college game, particularly the 1st snap, nothing fancy, the motion they were running didn’t confuse our defense, they ran motion just to clear out the side they were sending the tight-end or runningback in. Just look at the 1st play of the game, tells you all you need to know about coach do noff’s ability to be a good d-co right now.

    If he’s letting simple plays like that eat us up, all oc’s will have a whole lot of confidence going into a game with us.
    The whole problem has nothing to do with blown assignments, it has more to do with how they’re using the safties as well.

    When a team goes in motion, if the db goes with em, the safety on that side takes the receiver who tries to go deep and the other safety should be rotating over the other side.

    If you look at the 1st play, watch how the safeties are basically being used uselessly against that simple formation.

    http://youtu.be/kCBGaN32RUM

  205. Killerbeez41 says:
    September 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I’m not expecting a drastic improvement this week at all. I expect this week to be a lot like the last. When do you see a team look drastically different from the previous, very few and far between. Not saying it couldn’t happen, just not expecting anything spectacular. We’ll see what happens and everybody will be critiquing it later.
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    One things for sure, the defensive scheme is drastic, after the game this week, if i hear coach do noff say “k st. went a way from what they normally do” i’mma be tempted to head down to greentree with powder in my right hand!

    Those simple motion plays should have affected our defense like that. Somebody has to play tight man, especially if you got safety help. Those b.c. receivers along with most of the receivers we’ve faced since coach do noff has been here have free reign to come off the line. At the 3min 19sec mark, at the bottom of the screen, coach do noff calling for zone coverage so the db is bailing out from off the rip, pitch & catch opportunity all day, who’s teaching that, that’s not a blown coverage or blown assignment, that’s bad scheming:

    http://youtu.be/kCBGaN32RUM

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