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The Vols were not only over hyped. But over rated. And tiny Appalachian St. proved those points. huh
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Posted by: 1mg of Epi | September 24, 2016 at 04:53 PM Appalachian St. PROVED your assertion already! And dig this. Cutcliff is not a bad head coach. Especially when only has NO STAR and 3-Star athletes on his Duke roster. Oh. ND was a THREE TD favorite. lmfao
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Kaaya is going to RIP that over hyped ND defensive backfield. Just U Wait and See.
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Halftime observations and what not. Miami, Florida WILL DEFEAT the Fighting Celts ( Yeah,yeah, yeah. One game at a time and all that. huh ). huh Why U may wonder. Because ND absolutely DON'T have no defense!!! That's why. And as everyone already knew. Tenn. is not over hyped. They're overrated. Which means Miami, Florida should have been ranked higher than the mighty Tenn. Oh, and one more thing. Although Cane bUbba hates Florida. Florida's defense is very, very, very good.
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I'm NOT the least bit worried about Georgia Tech and it's Rambling Wreck offense! Because believe or not. Miami will win comfortably and whatnot. The only question I have about the game, is the number of points Miami scores and allows; and how much the spread will be in Miami's DOUBLE-DIGIT victory. huh In other words, it would be nice to see # 12 get some playing time with about six or seven minutes left in the game.
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Article above borrowed from hurricanesports.com
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Berrios Excels In The Classroom By Steven Preciado Imagine your alarm going off every morning at 5:00 a.m. to get up and be at treatment by 6:00 a.m., then be at practice from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and then devoting the rest of your day to schoolwork. That’s the average life of a student athlete and although it may be a challenge, Hurricanes’ wide receiver Braxton Berrios accepts the challenges head on everyday. “Once exams start it’s pretty terrible for the most part to be honest,” Berrios said jokingly, “It’s being in the library between classes, studying here, studying at night. I can’t tell you how many times last spring I stayed in the library until it had closed.” At times the library closes while he’s still studying. “You’ll be working in the back and then security will start flashing their lights to let us know they’re closing, then you realize it’s already 2:00 in the morning.” He said. Berrios, who is in his junior year, has kept a perfect GPA not only at Miami, but also dating back to his days in middle school. “I was one of two kids, it was me and another girl named Meredith and she was ridiculously smart,” he said. “We were the only two that got an award in the eighth grade for having all A’s throughout middle school.” Then once high school came around, all Berrios’ grades were above a 4.0. He would get a B a few times, but since they were in honors classes they would still count as a 4.0 GPA. “When I was in middle school, teachers would say ‘just wait until high school’, then once I got to high school they said ‘just wait until college’, now in college they’re like ‘WOW, you’re still going strong.” he said. He’s had some close calls here at Miami, at times going into a final needing an A to keep his streak alive, but that streak came to an end this past spring semester, or so he thought. “I got graded a B+ in one of my classes last semester, it was a big group project class,” he said, “The teacher emailed me over the summer telling me that they would review grades whenever they could and that they had made a mistake, turns out that my B+ was really an A-” When he originally noticed the B+, he was a bit disappointed, but at the same time relieved. “When I saw it I was like ‘dang’, I wanted perfection and after that I wasn’t perfect anymore,” he said, “But I took it in stride and just said ‘you know what? The pressure is over’ and now I could do whatever now, but luck has it that the streak came back. ” Perfection is what drives Berrios to do what he does in the classroom, as well as in everyday life. “I try to be perfect in everything I do,” he said, “It’s a great thing but it’s also a curse, at times my conscious will tell me ‘you know what? You’re not ready yet. Stay up a little later, stay up until 2 am, get this stuff down pat, before you get up to go to football then the test.’ His parents never pushed him to get these grades and always told him to strive for his best. “I ended up finding out that this was my best and I think your best can be heightened by your work ethic,” Berrios said, “It was never anything anyone ever forced me to do, it just started to happen and I just like being different, doing things a different way.” Berrios knows that his academic record is something special and he sees it as a great way to set an example. “At the end of the day, it’s one of the key things that we have control of over here,” he said, “You know being student-athletes, playing football at the U, people do look up to us and think we are bigger than we actually are and it’s one more thing kids can look at and be like ‘ok, you know what, I can do that to.’” His commitment to his grades, as well as football got him noticed by some of the nation’s top academic schools, including several institutions from the Ivy League. “I got letters from some Ivy League schools, but nothing that I pursued,” he said, “I wanted to play college football and this was my dream school. My dad’s from South Florida, so I grew up a Miami fan, so this was perfect.” When it came to deciding where to go to college, regardless of academic standing, the choice was simple. Miami was his dream school to play football for and academics played a bit of a factor. “It definitely was a factor, I wouldn’t say it was a huge factor, because when you’re being recruited for football, there are a lot of factors that you don’t understand or see until you start to visit the campus, you start to meet coaches and you start seeing the facilities,” he said, “It was definitely a huge plus that Miami’s a top-50 institution academically, that it’s a private school and it looks great on a resume.” Berrios is not only a captain on the field, but also off the field as many of his teammates, in particular the freshmen, come to him for tutoring advice and how manages both school and football so well. “I give them all the advice that I can,” he said, “Sometimes they come to me for tutoring, but at times it’s for something that I haven’t seen in a few years or something off my track. So I try to help as much as I can.” Most people wouldn’t expect a football player to be getting the grades that he receives, but Berrios loves the reaction from his fellow classmates when they see his perfect slate in the classroom. “To say my classmates are shocked when they see my grades is an understatement.” He said. He knows that it’s a stigma that comes with being a football player, where new classmates think that because he plays he football, he won’t take his schoolwork seriously. “Not all football players are like that, none of my teammates are like that,” he said, “But that’s the stigma that comes with it and it’s fun to see the look on peoples faces, it’s nice to shed the stereotype.” Berrios could have taken extra classes to graduate this upcoming spring, but the North Carolina native is in no hurry to leave his dream school. He plans on graduating next fall. “I didn’t want to rush it having to take three or four finance classes next spring along with spring football,” he said. “There’s no point to try to put myself through that.” Outside of the possibility of being overwhelmed from taking too many classes in one semester, his main reason is to not have anything distract him from football. On the field, he has one main goal for this season. “To win,” he says. “It’s time, we have to win.”
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Posted by: UMike | September 22, 2016 at 01:05 PM You and like-minded Cane fans are going to be absolutely SHOCKED after Miami, Florida derails the Stumbling, Bumbling, Fumbling Rambling Wreck. In other words, it's going to be another DOUBLE-DIGIT ( Perhaps 3 TD's ) road victory for CMR and squad.
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Top 25 College Team Performances for Week 3 Phil Steele.com 3. Miami, Fl at Appalachian St Rushing 164 Passing 385 Points 45 Rushing 126 Passing 115 Points 10 Game grade 118.64
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How the revamped defense has sparked the Miami Hurricanes' strong start These Canes are young, fast and strong against the run By Bruce Feldman @brucefeldmancfb Sep 20, 2016 at 9:03a ET Miami was up 21-0 at Appalachian State before most of those same gurus knew the game had even kicked off. The final score: The U 45, App State 10. The most impressive part of the Canes beatdown was that Miami dominated a rushing attack that rolled up 184 yards in the opener at Tennessee, limiting the Mountaineers to just 2.6 yards per carry and only 2-for-13 on third downs. The Canes’ revamped defense, starting three freshmen linebackers, was expected by many to be in over its head in a raucous road setting, facing a zone-blocking team with a lot of deceptions and wrinkles. It’s a scheme that tests how disciplined a defense will be because every player has to maintain his gap responsibility and if even one defender is looking at the wrong thing, a big play can — and often does — unfold. Miami had crushed its first two opponents — Florida A&M and FAU — by a combined 108-13, but in that first game, a 70-3 win over FCS FAMU, the Canes did have all sorts of alignment errors. New UM defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was concerned about the potential for pre-snap problems against App State, so he and his staff worked very hard to make sure his young defense was well-versed in getting lined up right and getting their eyes right, meaning don’t get caught looking where they shouldn’t. The preparation is paying off. UM ranks No. 3 in the nation in fewest yards per carry at 1.57. Last year, UM ranked No. 115 at 5.26 ypc. It’s even more impressive when you consider the Canes lost their top returning pass rusher (Quan Muhammad) and top returning tackler (Jermaine Grace) essentially on the eve of the season for rules violations. Without the speedy Grace, UM is relying on a trio of freshmen linebackers—Shaq Quarterman, Mike Pinckney and Zach McCloud—who have proven to be one of the biggest reasons for optimism around Coral Gables. “The good thing about all those guys is they don’t play slow,” Diaz told FOX Sports Sunday. “You expect young guys to be tentative because they’re not sure what to do. These guys are mature dudes. They play fast." One of the Canes’ rising stars on the defense is junior defensive end Chad Thomas, a former five-star recruit who is blossoming under new D-line coach Craig Kuligowski. The former Mizzou assistant had developed more than his share of difference-making defensive linemen in his decade-plus with the Tigers. The 6-5, 255-pound Thomas had three of UM’s 12 TFLs at Appalachian State to go with nine tackles and 1.5 sacks. “This was his best game so far,” Diaz said of Thomas. “What I like about Chad is he was very physical at the point of attack. “Our guys are playing so hard and so fast. People are just rallying to the ball so quickly." As much talk as there’s been around Miami about a shift to a different scheme with Diaz bringing back a 4-3, it’s been more about the details and the effort that has sparked a new defense, rooted in leveraging the ball, where everyone starts to trust each other. Diaz has put an increased emphasis on this over his last three years as a defensive coordinator as he's embraced the Pete Carroll's "Hawk Tackling" style. The two work hand-in-hand, Diaz said. In laymen's terms, leveraging the ball means keeping contain on the backend, so the defensive backs set a hard edge that the ball-carrier is forced to cut back and that puts even more of a premium on always keeping the ball on the defender's inside shoulder. "It’s so obvious but it’s such a huge thing,” Diaz said. “It’s so big in college football now because the game is played in space so much now. It’s a constant point of emphasis in every drill we do. It’s all we do.” To hammer home that point, Diaz and the defensive staff show poor examples on film of players not leveraging the ball. A prime example for Diaz of doing things the right way is veteran cornerback Corn Elder. Diaz said App State threw it his way only twice in the entire game, but the coach loved what he saw from Elder. “He did a great job of setting an edge, so the safety knew where to go. A lot of people don’t notice those plays during the course of the game.” Brad Kaaya Up front, the Canes do have some intriguing talent for Kuligowski to work with. In addition to Thomas, there’s the sophomore defensive tackle tandem of Kendrick Norton, a 305-pounder, and RJ McIntosh, a 6-4, 290-pounder, who have been consistent and very tough at the point of attack. Better still, they can each make an impact against the run and as pass rushers. Joe Jackson, a 6-5, 250-pound true freshman defensive end is another name to remember. The former basketball standout has three TFLs and two sacks in his first three college games. Behind the rejuvenated defense is an offense led by talented junior QB Brad Kaaya. Miami has surged up to No. 15 in the polls, but the games will get much harder now. The Canes visit 3-0 Georgia Tech and its vexing option attack next week and then host FSU the following week. A little buzz is building down in South Florida, but it’s worth remembering there have been a few false starts around UM in the past decade. After all, Mark Richt took over a program that has finished ranked in the Top 25 only once since 2005. It’s a proud program that had backslide off the national radar. But now there are some very positive signs. "The great thing about these players is that they’ve really bought into everything that coach Richt has brought to the program,” Diaz said. "They’ve really been on-board. It’s been very cool. "Coach Richt has brought a level of accountability. It gets oversimplified that every problem (connected to any coaching change) was the old coaches’ faults. The accountability also shifts to them (the players) — 'Prove why you’re at Miami.’ “ FoxSports.com
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Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2016 at 12:49 PM Thank U, Mike. I have my moments from time to time. LOL Oh, and one more thing. True freshmen Richards shares ACC Rookie of the Week. @CanesFootball pic.twitter.com/iveRunLDMG
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The pass-run option bubble screens have been working because the Canes have BLOCKING at the edge now. Also Coach Richt uses those plays in an uptempo office. Something which Golden and Coley FAILED to realize.
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ABC or ESPN or ESPN-2 will televise Miami, Florida vs Georgia Tech on October 1st. Oh, and one more thing. After Miami takes care of business against an improving Rambling Wreck team, I SEE-r Miami, Florida vs FSU being a nationally televised NIGHT game on either ABC or ESPN. huh
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ESPN college pigskin power rankings. 16. Miami Hurricanes (3-0) Trending: Week 2 ranking: NR Week 3 result: Defeated Appalachian State 45-10 " This was significant. Yes, Miami should beat Appalachian State. But a trip to Boone, North Carolina, for the biggest home game in Appalachian State history had danger written all over it. Instead, Miami recorded its most lopsided road win since 2003. Brad Kaaya and Mark Walton lit up the scoreboard and, more significantly, Miami's young defense held Appalachian State to 10 points. Miami now enters ACC play with great confidence. " ESPN.com
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I should have mentioned that the earl bird opening point spread will be PREDICATED on how Georgia Tech performs against highly rated Clemson this Thursday evening. So I'll probably have to adjust that particular point spread after Thursday evening. huh
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Early bird opening point spread when the Hurricanes travel to the A-T-L... Miami, Florida - 7
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to me if we beat FL.ST, then we r back. ************** Huh! Get the Fu#k outta' here with that lame CRAP! Heck, hasn't anybody heard the news today. Miami has Mark Richt and Manny Diaz roaming the sidelines now. Along with some top notch assistant coaches. duh Oh, and one more thing. Mighty FSU ain't got NO DEFENSE to speak, and won't have their star safety back in time for Miami, Florida. duh Matter of fact, it was INEPT coaching which prevented Miami, Florida from defeating mighty FSU the last two games. NO IFS, BUTS or duh!! As for the Bumbling, fumbling Bumble Bee's. Manny Diaz and the defensive assistants have TWO WEEKS to prep for Johnson's offense. Miami, Florida will also get AC back, and some other defensive players! duh The bottom line: I already SEE-r another " double-digit " road victory for Miami, Florida!! Just U Wait and See!!!
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Team Sacks No. 5 Miami, Florida
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I come clean. I was probably the lone Cane loyalist who said the Canes would finish 9-3 and finally win a bowl game. However, after further deliberation. huh The Canes have a very decent shot to go undefeated during the regular season or finish 11-1 in a worst case scenario. OUCH Why U wonder? It's all about the defense. In other words, Cane bubba knew the offense could be potent, yet the WILDCARD was the defensive unit. And from all indicators. The Cane defense will continue to improve, and won't be a troublsome " liability " during the month of All Hollows Eve. No not Sleepy Hollow. huh
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3rd Down Conversion Pct. Defense No. 8 Miami, Florida .210
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NCAA Scoring offense No. 5 Miami, Florida 51.0
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Vegas line still at... - 3 1/2 Which means the wagering public is undecided about either team. In other words, there's ACTION going down on both teams. huh
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Diaz v D'Onofrio... this year's Miami team will NEVER keep another opponent in the game!
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Miami, Florida 34, Appalachian St. 10
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Two national weather sites don't call for rain on Saturday. huh Only cloudy weather. duh
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