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When does FSU face a tough opponent on the road, other than Miami? Posted by: KendallCane | September 17, 2014 at 09:04 AM We're the most important game. Nothing else really matters.
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They got a nice thing going with the green unis but that orange on orange isn't working. Either we stay away from the orange and go with the all grey or maybe green top and white pants. Jacked up for this game..
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umfomba Kamalu may be that nasty we've all been looking for.
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Expect to see a lot more veterans on kickoff coverage this week at Nebraska, Hurricanes coach Al Golden said Tuesday. Look for Deon Bush, Artie Burns, Dallas Crawford, Nantambu-Akil Fentress, Jamal Carter and Ladarius Gunter to be added to the lineup in that regard. Added Golden: “We need more height and hang on our kicks.’’ Miami is ranked 115th of 125 teams in the FBS on kickoff return defense, with opponents averaging 24.9 yards per return. Yea, that's a start.
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Posted by: harphong | September 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM We'll know all we need to know Sunday morning. It's about progress, but I'm looking forward to a win.
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There's only so many times you can get caught smoking weed or arrested for DUI with fake ID's before the school dismisses you; athlete or not. I'll root for the kid because he'll always be a Hurricane.
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you continue to offer the young man help. How dare you, come here and tell me what I know. The guy has to have a support system in place and often those providing the help are absolutely clueless about the problems he has. You can cancel his scholarship but continue to offer the guy substance abuse help. Posted by: Rabblerouser | September 16, 2014 at 01:53 PM He's been removed from school. You don't know what level of the admin that decision comes from. So you can't question AG's sincerity. When people advocate for you, you can effectively tie their hands with continued errors. This is not about AG or the []_[]. This is about a young man that needs help.
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You are crazy if you think he will have that much time to play around against a top 25 defense. Starting with Nebraska and then VaTech, UNC and FSU. Newsflash ASU was not a challenge at all. Posted by: Kaaya ocho can U juggle against The Huskers | September 16, 2014 at 03:42 PM ______________________________________________________________________________ "a top 25 defense." Word!? Let's see... Nebraska has beaten 1. FAU 1-2 2. McNeese St. 1-1 3. Fresno St. 0-3 Combined 2-6 record and not powerhouse programs. Pumped up numbers that should be taken with a grain of salt. They put up 55 twice against Fresno St. and FAU, then squeaked out a 31-24 win in the final play against McNeese St. at home. Their QB is 43 for 81 against those teams which is about a 53% completion percentage. Not impressive at all. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | September 16, 2014 at 04:15 AM It rained last Saturday but the snapping needs to be cleaner. We could execute batter all around. Details! That "top 25 defense" ranking is all popcorn; the team hasn't been tested significantly. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | September 16, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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You are crazy if you think he will have that much time to play around against a top 25 defense. Starting with Nebraska and then VaTech, UNC and FSU. Newsflash ASU was not a challenge at all. Posted by: Kaaya ocho can U juggle against The Huskers | September 16, 2014 at 03:42 PM "a top 25 defense." Word!? Nebraska has beaten 1. FAU 1-2 2. McNeese St. 1-1 3. Fresno St. 0-3 Combined 2-6 record and not powerhouse programs. Pumped up numbers that should be taken with a grain of salt. They put up 55 twice against Fresno St. and FAU, then squeaked out a 31-24 win in the final play against McNeese St. at home. Their QB is 43 for 81 against those teams which is about a 53% completion percentage. Not impressive at all. Just keep him in the pocket and set the edges, then make this kid beat you with his arm. Not impressed. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | September 16, 2014 at 04:15 AM It rained last Saturday but the snapping needs to be cleaner. Details! That "top 25 defense" ranking is all popcorn; hasn't been tested significantly.
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That's the way to help your recruit. Go ahead! Toss'em under the bus before trying to help them with drug and alcohol rehab. Posted by: Rabblerouser | September 16, 2014 at 01:02 PM No one knows what support and assistance has been offered to Kevin but it's seems clear Miami is not a good fit for him. Would have like to see the same semester suspension, but I think we all realize that's not necessarily the best thing. Seems like this young man may need a stint in rehabilitation. This is no doubt a great psychological shock to him, but he's got all the support anyone could ask for. And even with the exodus of players we are a better team. A deeper team. I'm not worried at all. This happens all the time in football all over the country. At the end of the day, Miami is still Miami and the []_[] remains strong.
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^^^^^^ Their QB is 43 for 81 against those teams which is about a 53% completion percentage. Not impressive at all. Just keep him in the pocket and set the edges, then make this kid beat you with his arm. Special teams will be paramount this game.
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Nebraska has beaten 1. FAU 1-2 2. McNeese St. 1-1 3. Fresno St. 0-3 Combined 2-6 record and not powerhouse programs. Pumped up numbers that should be taken with a grain of salt. They put up 55 twice against Fresno St. and FAU, then squeaked out a 31-24 win in the final play against McNeese St. at home. Not impressed. Need to come out fast, furious and flying around like Miami Hurricanes to show them what time it is. Time for our best game.
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Senior tight end Clive Walford wasn’t surprised by the big game that true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya had on Saturday against Arkansas State. Kaaya completed 16-of-24 passes for 342 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. It was the best performance of Kaaya’s young career at Miami and Walford says he sees those type of throws each day at practice. “I get to see him at practice, so I see all the reads and throws that he makes in tight windows,” Walford said. “He always makes throws like that in practice. When I see him make those type of throws in a game, it is something I have always seen. I am not surprised to see him transfer it to the game.” Walford was confident the day would come when Kaaya’s performances in practice carried over to the games. “I do my best to always go to him and tell him to keep his head up if he makes a bad throw,” Walford said. “I tell him to not worry about it and have a next play mentality. I don’t want him to get down. When we are playing, I do my best to make tough catches for him so that he can settle down.” Kaaya connected with Walford in the first quarter for a 19 yard touchdown that gave Miami a 14-7 lead. Walford finished the game with 57 yards and one touchdown on three receptions. “It is always a great feeling catching a touchdown,” Walford said. “I saw the defender bite on the play action while I was running my route and I knew I was going to be open. Brad threw me a great pass and I tried to do the rest.” Walford has established a chemistry with Kaaya through the first three games of the season. Walford has caught eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. “I am pretty confident in him and he has a lot of confidence in me,” Walford said. “We work a lot together before practice and after practice with building that chemistry. I try to be that go-to guy for him. I want to be the check down for him. I try to be that soft spot for him that he can rely on.” Walford is confident he will continue to get plenty of more opportunities this season because defenses can’t cover all of the talented skill players UM has on its offense. “We have a lot of weapons,” Walford said. “We have playmakers in the backfield, at wide receiver, and with the tight ends. When we all perform, it is amazing. I am excited about our offense and our team.” Miami travels to Lincoln, Nebraska this week to take on the Cornhuskers, who enter this week ranked No. 24 in the country with a 3-0 record. Nebraska currently boasts the 18th total defense the country while allowing just 294 yards per game and the 20th scoring defense nationally. Walford is looking forward to the challenge. “That is one of the reasons why I came to Miami, to play in big games like this,” Walford said. “I have to step my game up and be ready, but you can’t make it bigger than what it is. We know the crowd is going to be loud and we have to come ready to play. We have to stay focused and prepare, so we can be ready to play with those guys.” http://miami.247sports.com/Article/TE-Clive-Walford-Not-Surprised-By-QB-Brad-Kaayas-Big-Game-31191132
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Junior running back Duke Johnson is confident Miami’s explosive showing on offense against Arkansas State will help him get more opportunities this week. With wide receiver Phillip Dorsett catching four passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns this week, the Hurricanes showed they will punish teams who look to stack the box and stop Johnson. “It should help a lot because you have to respect the guys out wide like Phillip Dorsett,” Johnson said. “With Brad making the throws and the offensive line protecting him, it is something that you have to look out for.” “We have a lot of speed on this team, especially on the offense to where we can get guys out in space and run. Phillip Dorsett is one of the fastest guys I have known in my life. We just have to find ways to get him the ball.” Freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya showed progress and growth against Arkansas State as he threw for 342 yards with four touchdowns. “I can say we are getting in a rhythm,” Johnson said. “We are working on it and trying to get there. I would say we are not there yet, but we are working on it and that is something we are trying to improve on. We have to be efficient and make every play count.” “I would say that Brad grew and the offense as a whole grew with protecting him. We needed to make sure we protected him and gave him opportunities to throw the ball.” Johnson is ready for a heavy workload this week at Nebraska. Through the first three games, Johnson has had 44 touches. Through the first three seasons last season, Johnson had 54 touches. Johnson gained close to ten pounds of muscle this offseason to improve his durability and he is ready to be the focal point of the offense moving forward. Johnson’s workload has been limited through the first three games to make sure he would be ready for the Nebraska game. “Coach didn’t want to bang me up too much before we get into the real important part of the season,” Johnson said. “He wanted to make sure I am ready.” Nebraska enters this week’s game ranked 50th in the country in run defense, allowing 129 yards per game. “Their defense is good all around,” Johnson said. “In their front four, they have big, powerful guys. We have to prepare really hard this week to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity that we have.” The player who has caught Johnson’s eye on the Nebraska defense after watching film is junior defense end Randy Gregory, who is considered one of the most dynamic players at his position in the country. Gregory has played in two games this season and totaled just three tackles. He ended last season with 10.5 sacks. “He is the guy that we paid the most attention to,” Johnson said. “He can pass rush and he is a great athlete and a great player.” http://miami.247sports.com/Article/RB-Duke-Johnson-Offense-Is-Finding-Its-Rhythm-31205333
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Am I the only proud Alum thats sick of the Crap that the football program brings down on a fine school. for the last what, 25 years if it been one embarrassment after another. The School reputation around the country is a joke. No one know how high we are ranked academically they just think of us as Thug U or has beens. Then here we go again this POS Olsen dragging us through the mud in all the news outlets in the country. I don't expect 90% of you here to agree with me, you never went to the school, ultimately it's just entertainment for you in the fall. But I'm sick of it. It's not worth it. Fire this bum and give it up. Down grade to a smaller conference, become a Rice, where kids come to get a degree and play some football for a few years. I could live with that. Posted by: bob_bba70 | September 16, 2014 at 12:51 AM "I don't expect 90% of you here to agree with me, you never went to the school, ultimately it's just entertainment for you in the fall." Newsflash, every coach that has coached here in the last several decades has had player issues. Relax, what is happening here with these young men is not unique to Miami. Plenty of alums like myself are happy with the direction of our school and the increased value Shalala has brought to our degrees during her tenure. You should thank her as well, because we have achieved the highest academic standards and ranking in school history on her watch. "this POS Olsen dragging us through the mud in all the news outlets in the country." He's a 19 y.o kid that had a little too much to drink. He wasn't even pulled over. He arrived at a home where police where conducting an investigation and was arrested. Bad luck. It could happen to anyone. As far as being Rice, no thanks. We are not nearly the powerhouses we used to be but well on our way back to the top! You need to remember what college is about. People growing up and learning. This was a bad decision and we should all support a fellow Hurricane in need of guidance. If he were a titan gladiator lighting up the score board you'd be singing his praises, but when he makes a very human mistake you crucify him. You should be ashamed. That's not what I learned at Miami.
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BTW - bigtime game coming this Saturday (and every game after that). Great test to see where we are as a program. 3 games in; the good, bad, the ugly and good progress from game 1 to 3. Now we go into a tough road environment against a good team, in relatively good health, to throw it down. We've seen the hostile environment, the dual threat QB and the good defense. Should be ready for everything including Abdullah since we preactice against Duke and Joe. Kaaya is growing before our eyes and it's a joy to watch. No telling where this ride will take us. Coley needs to keep opening the play book a little more each week. Would like to see him scheme to get favorable match-ups and exploit them each week moving forward. We are missing the body shots that get the hands (safeties) to come down. Too much Roy Jones Jr. and not enough 3, 4 and 5 yard gains on 1st and 2nd down. He needs to work the seam with the TEs. Golden hinted at speacial teams personnel changes and I think it's in order. Special teams have been putrid and maybe putting some starters on speacial teams in necessary. Would love to see him hire a full-time special teams coach like Soldy. On defense D'Onofrio is always gonna try to stop the run to make a team one dimensional and fall back to zone for the pass. May be enough to get it done depending on how much pressure we generate with 4 rushing the passer. In terms of playing 4 down, it's not our best personnel group. Thruston has been our best pass-rusher and he needs to be in that roll as much as possible. Another good showing and teams will have to accout for him in a gameplan. 3-4 is what we are. Moving forward, I would love to see Thomas as OLB; he should be in that hybrid role. Overall, I want to see Gus Edwards become a weapon on offense and Chad Thomas being the same for the defense. And also more rotating to keep players fresh. Then you go with your best playmakers that day down the stretch. Every game this season will be a big game and, this is what college football is about! It's great to rep this []_[].
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Everyone happy must have facebook. It's never really been my style, although I have an account from college that I never check. It's just not something I really engage in or plan to use for the purposes of posting on this blog. There are privacy issues that I'm not comfortable with. I guess i'll just read. But can't one open up a bogus FB account and troll sites? I don't get why this rids the blog of trolls.
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Gotta get back to my gub'ment trailer and welfare checks now dat I gots to gets a facetimebook account and WHAT NOT. Posted by: TheeMackJones | September 15, 2014 at 03:40 PM Be easy Mack
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Let's not make Olsen out to be a criminal, which he is not. Many college students use fake ID's to buy booze. I know I did. I'm not making excuses for him. He's had plenty of chances and if he's kicked off the team, so be it. A little perspective here is necessary. You don't have to trash the kid. Posted by: rboud | September 15, 2014 at 03:27 PM 2 words. Designated driver. It sucks, and can happen to anyone who has a drink and drives home, but the pattern poor judgement doesn't speak well for this young man. I think they need to have a talk with him and his family about his future and what he wants to accomplish as a student athlete, because he is not progressing well at Miami. This is by no means a mortal sin, but he's shown he can't be counted on by his teammates or staff. Maybe Miami is not the best environment for him..
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Well this is my final post on a blog that has made me laugh and pissed me off a few times.. I shut down all my Social media outlets after watching my employer set up watch dog accounts that will relay to him anytime someone posts some thing with the company name it ( no jokes here we go over them eveyweek ) and we are not that big of a company so my guess would be most do this you just do not know about it..... Thanks to all real cane fans !! are time is comming , We will be heading down to FSU game let's party in peace!!The few of us that want be back posting I'm sure we will keep on reading your post keep defending this great CANE NATION from the trolls and haters stay strong my brothers! As always GO CANES! Watch out for spooky corn head people they hate U !! Posted by: tampacaner | September 15, 2014 at 02:50 PM _____________________________________________________________________ Peace. May be ny last day as well. Never was big on faceF**k. Now twitter? That I like. Typepads should get the grandfather. I shouldn't be punished for others poor behavior.
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Rosier really has no choice but to transfer. As Kaaya is not a dual threat QB, the chances of injury to him are significantly less than an RGIII type. Auburn will be needing a guy in on to 2 years, and Alabama's QBs are average at best. Same with UF. I'd hate to see him go, but sitting for 3 years isn't what he probably had in mind when signed on. He didn't get a real shot at the gig. Posted by: IMAWriter ------------------------------------------------------------- Why would he transfer? Next yr it's just him and BK. Heaps and Williams are gone, and Olsen will most likely be kicked off the team. He'd be crazy to transfer I think. Posted by: Cola Cane | September 15, 2014 at 02:24 PM _______________________________________________________________________ He plays baseball here too. He's #2 next season. And watch out for that T. Gibson flip.
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They need to establish the TEs, H-backs, and RBs in the passing game. Thaty's another way to suck those safeties in.
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What's with all the "gadget" plays? None of them were executed well and those kind of plays, when they go south, usually end up as a big loss or a turn over. I say forget the trick plays, at least until you can run them without screwing them up. In other word. Just play football and quit trying to be cute. Posted by: IBGO | September 14, 2014 at 08:56 PM ---------------------------------------------- Those plays force defensive coordinators to invest valuable preparation time to insure they are ready for them, thus taking time away that would be spent on other areas of the Cane offense. Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | September 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM ______________________________________________________ I tend to agree overall with frustration about trick plays when they are so sloppy, but what Coley was doing were essentially long play-passes because the box was stacked leaving single coverage on the outside. He had single coverage anyway, but I think he was trying to suck the safeties in with the trick plays. He could have just run duke a few times to keep the safeties "honest", but instead he was trying to catch the safeties cheating or overplaying.
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Posted by: harphong | September 14, 2014 at 08:48 PM Good, now do the same for how we beat them.. Then, smash both game-plans together by looking at production averages, trends, personnel, competition played, coaching, growth of young players, home field, who's banging who's girlfriend, some other intangibles and make an educated guess on what the game will be like. It will be a tough but winnable game if we play mistake-free football.
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