Don’t Get Wrecked!

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wreck_101610_dkUnless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware of the early season success the Miami Hurricanes have in coach Richt’s inaugural season with his alma mate.  But now is when the season really starts.  Miami takes its early season perfect record into Georgia Tech for an ACC showdown.  Georgia Tech is 2-1 with it’s lone loss coming against the preseason powerhouse Clemson.  Georgia Tech looked horribly overmatched in the first half but was able to make adjustments in the second half to keep the score somewhat respectable.  Let’s take a look at who will be leading the Yellow Jackets out on Saturday.

QB – Justin Thomas – Justin, a three year starter for the Yellow Jackets has had a sea-saw career at GT.  In his sophomore year he lit up the conference.  Last year he was so-so  and the team floundered.  So far this year he has played well including a 4th qtr. game winning drive against BC in Ireland. He has thrown for over 300 yards and rushed for over 200.  It’s his dual threat capabilities that make him special.  If the Canes contain him their chances of winning increase dramatically. Image result for justin thomas tech

RB –  Dedrick Mills – Dedrick leads the team with 5 touchdowns and 209 yards rushing.  After an early season suspension, he has renewed energy and can break any play if the defense does not have him accounted for.

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Receivers – As you know the ankle-biters don’t pass often, it seems when they do decide to throw the ball it is always for a big play on either 3rd and long or 4th and short as Paul Johnson is know to take a risk from time to time.  When they do pass, look for Ricky Jeune or Qua Searcy to be on the receiving end.

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Defense

Up front the Yellow Jackets have some experience with three returning starts on the DL.  In tackles they are led by Corey Griffin in the DB position with 25 tackles and a pic. Next up is PJ Davis who is right behind Corey with 24 tackles from his LB position.

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Georgia Tech is a tough team to run on.  They are ranked in the top 20 this year in run defense and remember, they played Clemson already.  Where they may be suspect is in the secondary where although they have upperclassman playing, they do lack experience.  Against Clemson they seemed to stack the box allowing Deshawn Watson time to throw.  I don’t believe Watson has the accuracy of Kaaya but then again Kaaya doesn’t have the legs of Watson.  Look for the Jackets to mix up the defense from the past few weeks to confuse the Canes on offense.

If Georgia Tech is going to win this game, they will do it the same way they did it two years ago in Booby Dodd Stadium. By running a slow efficient offense that will have 15 play drives that eat up the clock and keep the opponents defense on the field.  Not an exciting offense but effective.

I’m fortunate enough to be headed up to the ATL to catch the game and see some friends. Hoping I can come home with a smile on my face and a W in the books.

GO CANES!

~Delray

51 Comments

  1. avatar

    Greentree

    September 27, 2016

    Mark Walton

  2. avatar

    Greentree

    September 27, 2016

    Been a while since I’ve been around here…don’t see this game being an issue. Even Golden had Ga. Tech’s number.

  3. avatar

    Delray

    September 27, 2016

    Greentree, I believe we have all sipped the Kool-Aid a bit prematurely in the past and I believe many are taking a show-me first type of attitude.
    From what I have seen and I have watched both team quite a bit this season, Miami SHOULD dominate the game.

    I’m going with a 28-17 final.

  4. avatar

    Uchamps

    September 27, 2016

    Watson is a limited passer and missed many throws against Georgia tech. Clemson ran trips most of the game and didn’t really attack GT soft coverage on the wide side of the field.

    Richts offense will provide much more of a challenge for ted roofs group.

    I will be highly upset if GT gets more than 10 points against us. They just don’t have the O-line to contend with our front.

    42-10. Canes.

  5. avatar

    Six

    September 27, 2016

    F*ckin hate GTech. Burn that place down with all their p.o.s. fans in it

    On a side note, Delray the website isn’t letting me post, guess it doesn’t like my work computers

  6. avatar

    CaneFanKB

    September 28, 2016

    I do love the skyline of my home city in the backdrop of that pic. With that being said, f**k GA Tech. Let’s hang 40/50 on em, hold them to less than 20 get out and prepare for FSU.

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    CaneFanKB

    September 28, 2016

    Let me tell you how I HATE THE TRIPLE OPTION/WISH-FLEXBONE/VEER whatever tf you call it offense. I hated it when Paul Johnson ran it at my alma mater Ga Southern. It’s so fun to see Tech get dominated so I can laugh at all the clowns who in 2016, think this is an actual viable offense and they could win a national championship with it. This dinosaur offense basically died out when Miami smoked Nebraska in the 2002 Rose Bowl.

  8. avatar

    Hollywood Cane

    September 28, 2016

    No linebackers lined up 15 yards off the line of scrimmage on third and two against a team that never throws the ball? Give me Miami 45-14.

  9. avatar

    Greentree

    September 28, 2016

    Golden Era vs. GT:
    2011: 24-7 W
    2012: 42-36 W (OT)
    2013: 45-30 W
    2014: 17-28 L
    2015: 38-21 W (Golden already fired when game was played)

    As you can see, even with inept/stymied coaching on both sides of the ball we have been able to put points on them and focus enough defensively to stop their ra-tard gimmick offense.

    With the sound game-planning, play calling, and defensive coaching they have shown the last 3 games, it would not surprise me if this game is more a FAMU-type outcome and less FAU/App State.

    Barring a major breakdown in focus during the bye week and game week, I don’t see how we don’t dominate this game from the jump.

    The main issue may be that this is the first true road game in terms of crowd hostility. Say what you want about App State, that stadium is smaller than most practice fields here in Texas.

  10. avatar

    Canez1

    September 28, 2016

    I think this game is going to be a lot closer than people think.

    Our offense should have no problem getting

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

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    Canez1

    September 28, 2016

    Cont…

    Our offense should have no problem getting after it but I worry about the young guys on D staying disciplined.

    Hope I am wrong…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  12. avatar

    Hollywood Cane

    September 28, 2016

    GT’s offensive line really struggled with Clemson’s penetrating defensive tackles. There were guys getting into the backfield before the quarterback could put the ball in the fullback’s stomach. I like our d-line’s chances to do the same thing.

  13. avatar

    Delray author

    September 28, 2016

    Six, not seeing anything pending but I’ll look into it.

  14. avatar

    Hurri

    September 28, 2016

    I’m kinda with C1,

    I think we score in the 30’s but I think they stay on our heels for a little while. What’s Richt’s W/L rec vs Tech?

  15. avatar

    Prg3k

    September 28, 2016

    Richt dominated GT when he was at Georgia. 13-3 record

  16. avatar

    Canez1

    September 28, 2016

    Gtech is a funky squad.

    They can look like azz one game and catch a spark and be a buzzsaw on offense the next.

    Clemson totally dominated that game with pressure…but I have seen our D play pretty undisciplined at times and make up for that with superior talent and athleticism and that can kill you against a team like this.

    Just worried about the inexperience in the front 7 getting caught looking around and not doing their job.

    This is the first real test…

    I hope we maul the fug out of them but can see a shootout happening.

    Stop the dive and attack the edges and we should be fine.

    DBs will have to play their balls off in this one and refuse to be blocked.

    They will be the key to this game.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  17. avatar

    Six

    September 28, 2016

    Delray, think it might be something up with our computers at work and the IT security cracking down .. guess that’s what happens when you have an employee arrested for 10 counts of child porn – Corporate tends to crack the whip on Internet security and what goes out

    Def agree with Canez1, the elder DBs/Safeties need to corral the youngins up front and have their backs from overagressiveness and blowing their assignments. Rayshawn and Corn this means you. Can’t wait to see Quarterman blow shit up

    On a side note, I covered Jose Fernandez while he was at Alonso High here in Tampa, where Anthony Chickillo came from. They beat my former high school for the state championship – watching high school kids up at the plate against him was like watching Godzilla stomp through Tokyo. Was at his house for the MLB draft. Great kid, great family, amazing journey he took to get to the U.S. Very sad that he’s no longer here

  18. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    September 28, 2016

    My partnah copped out tix today so I’m good to go. Like C1 said I’m worried bout our young’uns (especially the lbs) in this game. If we can jump on them quickly like the appy st game then I think we’re set. Anyway CANT WAIT. Weather is supposed to be super nice tooooo…

  19. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    September 29, 2016

    Oh yeah Delray thanks for keeping the site going. And greentree thanks for poppin in man. Alway appreciated your perspective…Man if DatCane could come through with the daily links one time…

  20. avatar

    Esteban

    September 29, 2016

    Yeah, this should make for a win. GTech just lacks the talent needed to keep their system going at a high level right now.

  21. avatar

    Delray

    September 29, 2016

    Where is Autumn?

  22. avatar

    Uchamps

    September 29, 2016

    Im with Este. I watched that entire Clemson game and they dont have the speed at Slotback or the O-line to contend with us. This is the least talented Gt team ive seen since PJ got there.

    Clemson’s Dline ate all night. The LBs didn’t even make many plays because the Dline dominated; and we have 3+ NFl Caliber DTackles on our defensive line and DE’s that are far more athletic.

    I can see our youth being masked by the talent in our front.

  23. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    September 29, 2016

    So the phins out here with the ole bucks uni’s on…

  24. avatar

    Delray author

    September 30, 2016

    Champs, that comment about having 3+ NFL caliber DTackles was so nice to read. Boys going to eat this weekend!

  25. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    September 30, 2016

    ATL bound….

  26. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    Too essited to sleep.

    This noon game time got me all weirded out.

    Canes all day…

    Should be a great day of football today. Rainy up here and in the low 60s. Perfect indoor activities day.Life doesn’t get much better… fall and football.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  27. avatar

    CaneFanKb

    October 1, 2016

    Gameday, let’s go CANES! Once again Vegas is disrespecting us by putting the line at -6.5. Let’s do to the bumblebees the same thing we did to App State. Wanna hang 50 on em. I will be tuning in all the way from Afghanistan so make me proud.

  28. avatar

    CaneFanKb

    October 1, 2016

    Some “experts” are predicting Miami to lose this game. We roll!!

  29. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    GAMEDAY FOOLS….

  30. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    We deep in this MF!!!!!

  31. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    Nash, don’t be a mush.

    Bring home the W playboy!

    I have never been to that stadium but looks a lot like BC stadium in Chestnut Hill.

    Not a bad seat in the house…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  32. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    Hate this 3 man line with all of my soul!!!

  33. avatar

    Hurri

    October 1, 2016

    Has there ever been back2back scoop & scores??
    Just when I think I’ve seen it all…

  34. avatar

    Hurri

    October 1, 2016

    Nash main man Corn been a G…

    He DUMPED ol buddy earlier, and has been relentless in coverage.
    Plays corner just the way I like…

  35. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    Nash that 3 man front was made worse by shading the ends inside of the tackles.

    They got smashed down all game and that is why we got gashed outside.

    No adjustments made with that…drove me fuggin nuts.

    Much different game without those wwhacky scoops.

    We got lucky with this one.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  36. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    Bout dayum time I seen this team get a W live….

  37. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    C1 on top of that we were still out flanked most plays….When MannyD finally crowded the los and brought pressure we got the scoop and scores. The for some reason he went back to the other shyt….

    Hurri Corn is a baller for real. If he had a lil more raw speed he’d be a 1st rounder. He reminds me of the Hosley boy from vtech a few years ago…

  38. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    No doubt Nash.

    Wasn’t impressed with play calling and allignment on either side of the ball.

    We did nothing but blitz right up the gut when we were getting our face kicked in on the perimeter.

    On O we needed to pass to set up the run for this game and they refused to adjust.

    Play action without the dumb roll out with FrankenKayaa would have crushed all game long. They had no answers for our speed at WR or our TEs.

    Six was calling for it all game.

    We should’ve whooped that azz but just glad we got out of there with a lucky W.

    On a brighter note…lmfao at FSU and that Lil Messican creep missing 4 fgs already.

    I can’t wait until next Sat.

    I want them to beat UNC so we can get a prime time top ten matchup going sat night.

    Place will be titz out.

    These are the games that lured me in as a Canes fan.

    FSU in serious trouble in this UNC game…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  39. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    Hoping Sam Bruce becomes what Switzer is for UNC.

    Kid is a killer… And makes that O dangerous.

    Making FSU look silly.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  40. avatar

    Hurri

    October 1, 2016

    Love the Clemson bus ride/Howard Rock deal…

  41. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 1, 2016

    Maaan…..My CFB weekend was going so great. We won, fsu lost, uga scored with 10 secs left, then…….

  42. avatar

    Canez1

    October 1, 2016

    Tennessee has nine lives.

    That’s dangerous…

    What a great day of college football.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  43. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 2, 2016

    I figured with the f$u loss to unc our game with them would be an early kick. Nope, abc prime time….

  44. avatar

    Hollywood Cane

    October 3, 2016

    Still curious about what the deal was with the weird, odd front line against Georgia Tech. I guess Diaz thought that he had to do something totally different. To Tech’s credit, they made adjustments to counter the penetrating D-tackles that killed them in the Clemson game. The went away from a lot of the triple option stuff and went straight to tosses and pitches to get the ball on the edges. I was concerned that they’d break a couple long runs since the young linebackers were bound to occasionally be out of position or make the wrong read and it happened a few times. Although, both Joe and Demetrius Jackson took the wrong man a couple of times and the pitch man ended up getting big gains. It’s gonna happen with this many youngsters on defense. The offense totally hit the conservative button after the second scoop and score made it 28-7. I don’t fault Richt since Tech’s offense takes so long to score, the last thing you want to do with a lead is start throwing a bunch of clock stopping incomplete passes. Notice how they calmly took the ball downfield for the final touchdown after Tech cut the lead to seven.

    Impressive stat: Miami is #4 nationally in sacks despite playing four teams who don’t really throw the ball much.

  45. avatar

    Delray

    October 3, 2016

    Offense definitely hasn’t shown it’s hand yet this season. Hope to have article up tonight on the Canes next opponent.

  46. avatar

    Canez1

    October 3, 2016

    HC I didn’t get it either.

    4 man front eliminates the dive and still keeps the lbs free to roam.

    Play a 3 man front with ends shaded inside of the OTs and you will get your azz handed to you on the perimeter, like we did.

    Hopefully that is the last we will see of those alignments.

    Looking forward to this d playing a regular offense and getting after it this week.

    FSU has playmakers all over the place but I think our aggressive nature plays to our favor.

    Contain Cook, keep Francois from running all over us and let him beat us with his arm.

    That has to be the game plan.

    Kayaa better find a way to get this W. I don’t give a shut how, just get it done.

    Loving the night game. The atmosphere is going to be electric and booze fueled.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few days.

    Work this week….:-/

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  47. avatar

    Nashvillecane

    October 5, 2016

    Y’all folks in Matthew’s pathway, keep ya head on a swivel….

  48. avatar

    Uchamps

    October 6, 2016

    yeah fellas. I was shocked to see us play an odd front.

    Like C1 said, why were we playing the ends in 4 and 5 technique with a 0 tech at NT?

    I could see us using a 3-4 under with 1-gap principles but id shade the NT to a 1 tech at least.

    Then we were playing the corners 10+ yards off the ball; making it hard af for them to set the edge.

    I think Diaz outcoached himself a bit in the GT game.

    He needs to stick to his promise.

    Attacking and aggressive defense.

  49. avatar

    Canez1

    October 6, 2016

    Totally agree Champ.

    It was weird alignment all game and no adjustments made either…

    Those simple shades let the OTs easily block down on our ends and the wing RB down on our OLBs, easily opening up the alleys and the reason we were gashed.

    Just glad we got the W because without those whacky scoop and scores, we lose this one.

    This hurricane is not going to ruin my funk. I am making it down there one way or another.

    My boy flew in to ATL for the FL v LSU game and it just got cancelled.

    He mad…

    My flight tomorrow night is still on.

    Fingers crossed.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  50. avatar

    Delray

    October 6, 2016

    Out in West Delray, got light rain and a few 30 mph gusts. Much adieu about nothing. Looks like Game On!

  51. avatar

    Delray author

    October 7, 2016

    New Blog Up!

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