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Wow, AQM drafted before Kayaa. Some guys skipping bowl games. AQM leap frogging those guys by sitting out the season. Goes to NFL with less wear and tear I guess.
Kayaa's weakness is he is horribly inaccurate under pressure and has no sixth sense to make small moves in the pocket to create time. Guys either have that or don't in my view. Another year wouldn't have made any difference. When the NFL stats boys looked at his accuracy with time (A-) and his accuracy with pressure (D-) his goose was cooked.
Elder to Carolina.
While Kayaa obviously could have worked on his weaknesses---awareness on pocket/dealing with pressure/footwork----I think he left because NFL contracts are all about getting your first four years done are really getting paid. That's why you see more and more guys coming out early even if won't be top tier draftee.
Go Canes, get ready to be pissed.
Interesting comments by Richt at the ACC spring football wrap up conference. He said the 3 keys for his qb are (1) throwing, (2) decision making and (3) ability to handle pressure. Running was a nice to have. Richt way too classy to get into a pisser with a Dad, but I think his comments both reflect his view and subtlety shot down Jack Allison's Dad. Pretty clear the kid couldn't or wouldn't compete. Has the arm but on the Richt scale, probably was terrible on decision making because he wouldn't put in the time. Dad tried to make it sound like Richt had changed philosohy and that's why little Jack didn't really have a shot. So, Jack will sit a year, show up at a minor directional school and f a d e away.
I don't agree about the Redwine move. Diaz is a stickler that his safeties being great tacklers because he brings a lot of pressure and the safeties will be the last guy frequently. Don't think he was willing to bet on Amari Carter (who I think will be great)before seeing him in game action. Also we had 3 safeties on the field frequently last year.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2017 on Canes Win, Canes Win, Canes Win! at Canespace
CB could go from an area with questions to a team strength if this class closes as is.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2017 on Canes Win, Canes Win, Canes Win! at Canespace
ML, just send me cash. That's fine.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
Good to know, Ohio. We seemed to be running out of spots pretty early in the cycle so I thought a couple of the guys on the list might be checking out.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
Jalen Patterson supposedly de-committing. Some sites have him as a *** and some as a ****. I've never seen him play.If he was going to play CB do you think he just likes his odds better somewhere else?
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
Back on football, the Ds performance will primarily their own doing, but how the O performs impacts them as well, If we can't move the ball and get quick 3 and outs our thin db group will take a hit and it could be a problem. Of those qb choices, gotta find the guy to lead us,gotta pray for Walton's health and some improvement in the o line and we should be ok.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
And to close out on baseball from the previous thread, we are low on talent. There are two drivers of that shortage. One, which is not new, that the better prospects take the MLB signing bonus and skip college ball. When the $ is a million bucks, hard to argue not to take it. Where the expensive private schools get hurt disproportionately is in the scholarship limits which are severe---I believe 11 1/2 or so. The coach tries to spread the $ around with partial scholarships but the resulting tab is still not competitive with state schools. Heck, a 1/2 scholarship off Miami's $66,000 tab will leave you with a $33,000 tab. You can go noles or turds and pass less with no scholarship. College baseball going to die at extensive schools unless get some NCAA scholarship relief. Candidly, I think the last couple solid years will be the end of an era without scholarship rule changes,
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
Diaz, plus a great push from our front 7 is going to help this new secondary considerably.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2017 on Kings of Spring at Canespace
When you look at who excels in college the correlation between rating service stars and performance isn't very strong. On average 5s do better than 4s, 4s better than 3s and so forth. But the key is on average. An individual team won't have average results. They'll do better or worse depending on their insights into recruiting,injuries, their coaching and development and a dose of luck. The NFL drafts players at least 3 years older than these college recruits with lots of game tape, scouting, combines and workouts. The draft ends up being a crap shoot. Seems to me recruiting high school kids will produce even wider unpredictable results.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2017 on National Signing Day 2017 at Canespace
SEC has Alabama and a bunch of pretenders. 7 teams ranked 15-24 going into the weekend were all "SEC courtesy" rankings. Tenn ranking probably the biggest joke with a home underserved OT win over App St. As screwy as the polls are, the squeaker home win over The Ohio (not state) University will probably have them move up. On the other hand, I'd just as soon have us move up slowly. Kids are kids and they have 2 weeks before GT to hear how good they are. Need to be very careful. GT will be ready. No big heads allowed.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2016 on Hurricanes Blow Through Boone at Canespace
Can't blame him. Folks asked nicely and not so nicely and on it goes. 100s of political blogs and no canes blogs now. Ugh
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Stupid Is As Stupid Does at Canespace
Soup, I have an idea. Let's get together and start a sports blog about the canes.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
What a refreshing comment by Richt in his press conference today. Wouldn't give himself an A on play calling, has been a bit slow at times but getting better. Can you imagine weird Al taking even a tiny bit of blame? Remember Richt has been off the play calling circuit for some time so he is spooling up as well. That said, I thought he did a great job re-orienting the offense to screens and quick timing passes when Kayaa started so poorly. And ramped up the running game. We never would have seen that last year. I know most on here think DNo was the worst coordinator in college football last year and I don't really disagree. Except I think he tied for last with Coley. Turns out there was a reason FSU didn't let him call plays.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
Odds are out for next week and Canes are 4 1/2 point favorites, which sounds about right. Tiny 24k stadium and hostile crowd. App St has 17 returning starters from a good season last year and got off to a solid start versus Tennessee. D was very effective against FAU. Keep it up and stay healthy. Running game great. Walton really blossoming. Kaaya not very sharp early, but line did not produce a very clean pocket. You don't always get one, but FAU pushed our O line back into Kayaa. One of his picks was tipped from behind by a looping rusher. The other was just a dumb decision by Kayaa. Richt wisely changed the passing focus to shorter and to the side, using our athletic guys. Kick coverage team needs work. If can't drop it at the goalline and keep them inside their 25, just kick the thing lower and thru the end zone. Field goal team could use some practice. Berrios instills a lot of confidence on punts and has shown good judgement on bouncing balls. We need to up our game next week. I live nearby and this is the biggest sporting event in Boone, probably forever.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
Odds are out for next week and Canes are 4 1/2 point favorites, which sounds about right. Tiny 24k stadium and hostile crowd. App St has 17 returning starters from a good season last year and got off to a solid start versus Tennessee. D was very effective against FAU. Keep it up and stay healthy. Running game great. Walton really blossoming. Kaaya not very sharp early, but line did not produce a very clean pocket. You don't always get one, but FAU pushed our O line back into Kayaa. One of his picks was tipped from behind by a looping rusher. The other was just a dumb decision by Kayaa. Richt wisely changed the passing focus to shorter and to the side, using our athletic guys. Kick coverage team needs work. If can't drop it at the goalline and keep them inside their 25, just kick the thing lower and thru the end zone. Field goal team could use some practice. Berrios instills a lot of confidence on punts and has shown good judgement on bouncing balls. We need to up our game next week. I live nearby and this is the biggest sporting event in Boone, probably forever.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on U Must Respect Your Elder at Canespace
If we start winning again, can we sometimes still complain about Cokehead, Onion head and fake Gold just for old time sake?
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Mark Richt Is Miami's Mr. Right at Canespace
Been through this drill enough to know that time will tell. Interesting to note that the Canes finally spending some money on a head coach for the first time. Cheap worked well with Howard, Jimmy, Dennis and Butch but was a disaster as the world changed and Coker, Shannon and Golden were dreadful. I hope Richt used the strength of his negotiating position to get adequate $ for oc, dc and all assistants. As bad as the head coaching has been, I think the the OC,DC and position coaching has been worse. Why else do so many get drafted and then do better at the next level. Welcome back Mr. Richt. Get busy---there's a great potential class out there.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Mark Richt Is Miami's Mr. Right at Canespace
If this is really Blake's decision as the president stated, then the president should fire Blake for not making the obvious decision.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2015 on UM Hoopsters Are Hot! at Canespace
Golden is obviously the worst hc in college football, but I think he has grown far beyond that. Can anyone name a $2.5 million leader in ANY industry who is less competent? The team has obviously quit, but you don't blame the team, you bring the inept leaders. No development. No education. No motivation. The only game that would be interesting for the rest of this year would be this team vs the Shannon Canes team that closed the OB versus UVA.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2015 on UM Hoopsters Are Hot! at Canespace