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" "One thing we’ve definitely worked on is the red zone, throwing into tight windows, being able to cram balls in the goal line and short yardage and especially on third down," Kaaya said. Still, that’s not the whole story. Those third-and-longs were a problem, but they weren’t the only problem. In fact, on third-and-short (3 yards or less to a first), Miami was just as bad. The Canes converted a woeful 54.7 percent of its third-and-short chances, good for 58th among Power 5 schools -- again trailing even Wake Forest. Of its 53 third-and-short plays, more than one-third went for a loss or no gain -- an astonishing number given Miami’s strong offensive line play, deep backfield and a tight end who was a Mackey Award finalist. " ESPN.com *********** U can also add a DIMINUTIVE wide-out who was drafted in the NFL 1st Round and had an ASTOUNDING yards after catch rate and what not.
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" So how does it make sense that a quarterback who completes 60 percent of his third-and-long throws converts just 18.8 percent of those chances? The answer is play-calling, where Miami took virtually no chances with Kaaya in key situations. " ESPN.com $$$$$$$$$$$$ One of my wild-eyed meandering, conspiracy theories has ALWAYS been: Golden putting the HANDCUFF's on his offensive coordinators. Enter stage right the Florida game in 2013 and last seasons game against rival FSU, for examples. Heck, even the announcers in both those games were pondering and wondering why Miami put the brakes on the offensive FLOW and what not. The beloved Golden anyone.
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CAVEAT LECTOR Cane fandom. Or read it and turn Orange and Green with rage! ########## By the numbers: Miami's inefficient offense By David M. Hale Miami's Brad Kaaya made short, safe throws on third-and-long last season and rarely converted. This week we talked with Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who said one of the focal points for the Hurricanes this offseason is getting better in clutch situations -- i.e. red zone, goal-to-go and third down. Last season, Miami ranked 103rd in red-zone TD rate, 112th in goal-to-go TD rate and 95th in third-down conversion rate. Perhaps those numbers aren’t so surprising given that Kaaya was a true freshman, and those situations put the most pressure on the quarterback. But there are a lot of conflicting numbers and explanations when it comes to Miami’s offensive efficiency. Here’s what Kaaya had to say: "A lot of our third down issues are getting into third-and-manageable. A lot of times last year it was third-and-10." It certainly sounds good, only the stats don’t back that up. For one, Miami’s rate of 6.58 yards-per-play on first down was the second-best in the ACC (trailing only Georgia Tech). Good first-down plays tend to lead to manageable third-down plays. As such, Miami ran just 4.6 third-and-longs (8 yards or more for a first) per game last season, which was the sixth lowest average among Power 5 teams. Of the five teams that ran fewer, four won 10-plus games and three played in New Years Six bowls. So if it’s not the number of third-and-long situations Miami found itself in last season, perhaps it’s how the Canes handled that adversity. And in that department, Kaaya has a legitimate point. Last season, Miami converted just 16.7 percent of its third-and-long attempts. That ranked 58th out of 65 Power 5 teams -- just behind Wake Forest. But here’s the thing about Kaaya’s role in that: He really wasn’t that bad. Brad Kaaya On Third-And-Long Stat Result P5 rank Comp. Pct. 60.00 9th Yds./Att. 8.84 9th Sack rate 6.30 Pct. 17th Air yds./throw* 7.50 63rd Conv. Pct. 18.80 55th On third-and-long throws, Kaaya was 27-of-45 for 398 yards. That completion percentage ranked ninth among Power 5 quarterbacks. So, too, did his 8.84 yards-per-attempt average. Of the 21 Power 5 quarterbacks who averaged at least 8 yards-per-attempt, only two converted fewer than 25 percent of their third-and-long tries. Kaaya was at the rock bottom of that group and 55th among all Power 5 passers, converting just 18.8 percent, a touch below Clemson's Cole Stoudt (who averaged just 5.17 yards-per-attempt). So how does it make sense that a quarterback who completes 60 percent of his third-and-long throws converts just 18.8 percent of those chances? The answer is play-calling, where Miami took virtually no chances with Kaaya in key situations. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Kaaya's average pass on third-and-long traveled just 7.5 yards in the air -- 63rd among 67 Power 5 passers with 25 such attempts. Twenty-seven of his 45 throws on third-and-8 (or longer) traveled less than eight yards. He completed 18 of those, but just three went for first downs. How much of that is the play call and how much is Kaaya checking down too quickly is an open question, but either way, the results are atrocious and Kaaya wants things to change. "One thing we’ve definitely worked on is the red zone, throwing into tight windows, being able to cram balls in the goal line and short yardage and especially on third down," Kaaya said. Still, that’s not the whole story. Those third-and-longs were a problem, but they weren’t the only problem. In fact, on third-and-short (3 yards or less to a first), Miami was just as bad. The Canes converted a woeful 54.7 percent of its third-and-short chances, good for 58th among Power 5 schools -- again trailing even Wake Forest. Of its 53 third-and-short plays, more than one-third went for a loss or no gain -- an astonishing number given Miami’s strong offensive line play, deep backfield and a tight end who was a Mackey Award finalist. As with seemingly all things Miami last season, the on-paper version of the team and the realities of the season simply don’t match. There was a boatload of talent but too few positive results. There are a lot of ways to measure efficiency and effectiveness, but here’s one: Yards-per-point. Miami averaged 14.72 yards for every point it scored, which ranked 84th nationally. In other words, the offense had to work harder than most to score the same number of points. Of the 41 teams worse, only two won eight games or more. It’s a tough way to win games -- particularly when you’re not running an up-tempo offense. But as Kaaya said, the best way to address that inefficiency is to make the most of those critical situations, and that’s where Miami’s focus is now. Whether it works or not (and, it’s worth noting that those red zone, goal-to-go and third-down stats have been below average throughout Al Golden’s tenure) remains to be seen. "A lot more opportunities could’ve been created if we’d just stayed on the field a few more plays," Kaaya said. "A lot of guys put up crazy numbers in our offense, but more points could’ve been scored if we just stayed on the field."
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Posted by: VA Cane | May 05, 2015 at 02:13 PM Ah. The Voice of Reason whom brings a dose of Orange and Green REALITY to the forum.
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IF Kayaa makes the leap in year two that I hope he does, it negates the loss of Duke Johnson. Miami will be better and deeper this season, with talent almost evenly distributed across all four signing classes. That has not existed since 2010. Posted by: TonyCane | May 05, 2015 at 01:13 PM I dig your positive vibes and what not. Yet talent MEANS NOTHING if the personnel are not employed wisely in SCHEMES, STRATEGEMS and what not. And if the game plan and halftime adjustments are AVERAGE and what not. And baby. That's what OPEN-MINDED Hurricane fandom have WITNESSED the entire four seasons Golden and D'Onofrio have been in Coral Gables. My bad for bringing negative waves and what not. But I just have to check your notions with a different perspective based on FACTS! Again, Miami had an EXCELLENT NFL draft weekend and the VAST MAJORITY of NFL draft pundits literally WONDERED how the Hurricanes finished " 6-7 " last season. Well, I absolutely believe it had a lot to do with Golden and D'Onofrio!!!!!!
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Posted by: Da U N Houston | May 04, 2015 at 09:08 AM In rebuttal to your Washington example. Miami played Nebraska and WOULD HAVE WON that game with better coaching! SEE defensive coordinator and head coach. And lo and behold. The Cornhuskers have 2 Second round draft selections and one 5th round selection, ONLY!!!!
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Personally speaking. Feliciano was the SURPRISE draft choice of all the Hurricanes. So mega kudo's to Feliciano. The kid deserved his just comeuppance after all the sacrafice and hard work he put in to get where his going. Oh. I thought Walford would go in the 2nd round, but I was still A-OK with my touts on the other Canes draft round selections.
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Posted by: Da U N Houston | May 04, 2015 at 09:08 AM Voila! The talent has been on the roster since the 2011 season. Now was it conference contending Cane talent during the '11 or ' 12 or '13 seasons. Probably not. But it surely WASN'T .500 talent or 7-5 season ending talent. And dare I utter LOSING SEASON talent!!!!!!!!!!! Oh. One more thing. The beloved Golden has had squads which have lost to teams which ENDED the season with a LOSING record in each and every season since he's been in Coral Gables. LOL And dig this Golden loyalists, satraps, apologists and lackeys. Miami lost to TWO squads which finished the 2011 season with LOSING RECORDS!!!!!!!!! SMH In other words, with relatively QUALITY head coaching and defensive coordinator coaching. The Hurricanes finish with a " 8-4 " record in Golden's first season at Miami and not with a .500 season. But that's all MOOT now!
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To say that someone who speaks to objectively verifiable truths evidences the blind spot bias is actually the best possible example of said blind spot bias. Posted by: 1mg of Epi | April 09, 2015 at 06:49 AM LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or, if not that then partaking in " reductio ad absurdum " ways and notions. LOL
" Mark Cuban dislikes the current state of college basketball, saying: "The referees couldn't manage a White Castle." In 2002, Cuban didn't think refs could manage a Dairy Queen, either. " ESPN.com *********** Mr. Cuban ' coffee ' Mark is referring to the second-half of Monday night's national championship game. A game which Wisconsin was robbed of possibly winning their 2nd NC in school history. Thankfully Marco and I share similar viewpoints on a variety of topics. Albeit he's a winner and a billionaire. Whereas I'm a blank. A nobody. LMFAO Oh. One more thing. Lurker, grow a THICKER skin! Otherwise, I'll start to think you're a ' wee bit SENSITIVE. ' LOL
What's up with Tony losing all that EXCESS body weight and what not?! LMFAO I thought that added weight by Hurricane defensive personnel would make them nasty ball players. Akin to the Hurricanes of years gone by. Or is that the days of wine and roses. LOL
Believe it or not. Nebraska will be a very, very, very, difficult home game for Miami. Simply because that Go Big Red head coach is relatively a BETTER overall head coach than U Know Who. Just saying.
When the game tangibles/intangibles are basically EVEN-STEVEN at the ACC level of college football. COACHING tends to be the trump card time after time after time. And the beloved Golden seems to be still LEARNING after NINE seasons as a head football coach at the FBS level. Just saying. So don't shoot the messenger. LMFAO And that's one MAIN REASON why I say 7-5 or possibly 8-4.
Perhaps the author of this brief note should LOOK in the MIRROR regarding realistic MYOPIC, FANATICAL, PAROCHIAL views and what not. Because I find it quite odd that taking the NAIVE, GULLIBLE Pollyann-ish perspective makes one a sincere, serious Miami, Florida Hurricane zealot. LOL Because absolute, objective R-E-A-L-I-T-Y not only PROVES, but indicates that the beloved Golden has fallen SERIOUSLY short of expectations and what not! Oh. One more thing. Miami has MAJOR losses on BOTH sides of the LOS. So I can't fathom why Cane fan SEE-r's a " 9-3 " season in '15. Seriously bUbba's. LMFAO Whereas the objective, ASTUTE realist approach of say- TheeMackJones- probably envisions a 7-5 or 8-4 season ( I say 8-4 because I don't what to come off being NEGATIVE! lol ). And that's with ALL the optimal conditions, factors, tangibles and intangibles FAVORING the Hurricanes.
Yes, I said I was going to cease BYTCHING like a bytch about U Know Who. But I just have to have one final word. Former Duke Blue Devil Jay Bilas went on record and said Miami was dealt a DIRTY HAND during the investigation. Bilas also said the ex-Trojan assistant was RAILROADED by the NCAA. So it's EASY to see that the NCAA would PROTECT Duke basketball too. LMFAO
^^^ busting out my tinfoil hat. Lol. Posted by: The Dude | April 08, 2015 at 02:23 PM Ain't no wild-eyed WACKO " conspiracy theory " regarding the NCAA's beloved and sacred Duke men's basketball program! Oh. One more thing. It's quite OBVIOUS that U haven't witnessed MUCH college basketball and or NCAA Tournament action. Because the Blue DORKS have been given CARTE BLANCE tournament long distant rides, since the INFAMOUS 1991 Elite-8 game against Kentucky. But U and your Cane cohorts were probably TOO YOUNG to recall the OT Kentucky lost. And yes, the NCAA referee's STUCK IT UP the Wildcat's U Know What-albeit metaphorically- the last remaining 1:30 odd seconds of regulation. Enter Kentucky getting whistled for a HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE " extended forearm drive " and Duke commencing to do the same tactic approximately 30 seconds. And no whistle. LOL For instance, a Dork player extended his forearm, to get distance from a Wildcat defender and NO foul was called. Yet, the same play happened seconds earlier and Kentucky was called for an offensive foul. Thus Duke shot two free throws and the game went into OT. While the Wildcats didn't get a sniff of the free throw line because the DUKE player was ALLOWED to extend his forearm and create distance. SMH Again, this sequence of action occurred the final 90 seconds of regulation. Finally, the Arizona Wildcats got the long one up the U Know What in the 2001 championship game ( Metaphorically speaking mind you. ). Akin to Maryland being robbed in the semi-finals on Saturday. There are a " finger full " of other games which benefited from courtesy of BOGUS, myopic officiating. But it's all MOOT and what not. But finally, I guess it's a " conspiracy theory " that Miami was knifed in the back during the three year long investigation. And I suppose it's a shame, that a former USC assistant coach was knifed in the back by the NCAA too.
One more thought then I'll get off my soap box regarding the NCAA's SACRED program residing in Durham, Carolina. I listened to the astute Bill Walton during halftime of the Monday night's game. And NBA and college basketball championship ring bearing William, said that the game officials would be one of the factors DECIDING the outcome of the game!!! Talk about being a SEE-r. The referee's would be " one of the factors " determining the winner!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah. Dead head, hippy loving Bill has a big mouth and what not. So what. The man KNOWS basketball and he also knows about the SHANANIGANS of the NCAA.
If the SECOND-HALF of the men's national championship game ISN'T PROVE enough, that the ethical NCAA is absolutely C-O-R-R-U-P-T. Then allow the slimy, whinny macjones remind U'all. Exhibit No. 1: The recent report that the NCAA BLACKBALLED the Men of Troy's ex-assistant football coach! Exhibit No. 2: The DIRTY DEALING machinations by the nCORRUPTaa regarding the Affaire Miami, Florida! Exhibit No. 3: The austere NCAA going back on it's Conniving word and giving back athletic scholarship losses to Penn St. LOL Exhibit No.4: The NCAA intentionally LOOKING THE OTHER WAY and giving " good ol' boy " programs a slight, SOFT slap on the wrist. By the way, Duke basketball is the SACRED program of the NCAA and the NCAA selection committee for numerous reasons. More so, the NCAA Tournament referee's will SUBTLY do everything possible, to make sure that arrogant Super-K's squad has an EASY path to the Final Four. Because if U'all don't believe Wisconsin was ROBBED of probably winning their second Final Four in school history. Then you're probably BLIND, as well as NAIVE, as the championship zebra's. By the way, Coach Ryan went on record ( Postgame podium and interviews with pundits and scribes. ), and said the championship game was the MOST CONTACT filled game his team faced all season ( Most importantly, the second-half contact filled game, probably determined the outcome. ). And the Badgers play in the RUGGED, CONTACT happy Big Ten for Buddha's sake. LMFAO/SMH Enter the 2001 NCAA Tournament Former ACC member Maryland was ROBBED, more so than Whisky on Monday night, against the Blue DORKS. Because the Turtles had a DOUBLE-DIGIT first-half/halftime lead against ALMIGHTY Duke in the 2001 semi-finals and went on to MYSTERIOUSLY lose that lead in the second-half. Courtesy of U Know Who. The NCAA hand picked referee's. Oh. One more thing. Coach L's squad had a very good season and will surely make the NCAA Tournament next season. Just U wait and see!!!!
v. Bethune Cookman 1-0 @FAU 2-0 v. Nebraska 2-1 @Cincy 3-1 @FSU 3-2 v. VT 3-3 v. Clemson 3-4 -------------------------- Al done? @Duke 4-4? Convincingly? Idk. v. UVA 5-4 @UNC 6-4? Maybe? Idk. v. GT 6-5? Maybe? Idk. @Pitt 6-6? Posted by: The Dude | March 03, 2015 at 04:04 PM FWIW... I SEE-r the Canes finishing with a " 7-5 " regular season and naturally playing in some OBSCURE bowl game come December, '15. Oh. Since Golden and D'Onofrio have been in Coral Gables. Miami has lost a game to some team which finished with a LOSING RECORD! Of course, the 2013 winning season was the exception to the rule. So I look for the Hurricanes to remain PAR regarding that aspect of the quickly approaching season.
I wonder what that Go Canes and his brothers have to say about ex-AD Samuel's SCATHING comments regarding the BELOVED Golden and D'Onofrio. After all Samuel has BEEN THERE. DONE THAT and what not. While go canes has NO legitimate credit and what not.
This is a MUST WIN game for your Canes! Otherwise Coach L's squad could be playing in that other postseason tournament.
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But then again, in Golden and D'Onofrio's defensive schemes and what not. There's NO such thing as a COVER CORNER. lol Because it's all about playing a SOFT zone and giving the receivers seven or eight yards of comfortable cushion. SMH Chit, I should have REALIZED what was in store for Miami, Florida defensive football. When the Cane DB's were playing EIGHT or NINE yards of the LOS against MIGHTY Maryland back in '11. LOL U know. That mighty Turtle squad which finished the 2011 season " 2-10. "
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Yeah, I'd be unhappy playing SEVEN or EIGHT yards off the line of scrimmage, too!!! LOL
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I like Kehoe, but I think our O-Line guys are TOO big. Seems to me when UM goes against elite D-Lines, we're a step too slow. Posted by: CaneRock | February 25, 2015 at 09:22 AM It has nothing to do with Kehoe! It's Golden's VERSION of having his linemen becoming BIG TEN BEEFY and what not. Be it O-linemen or D-linemen.
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