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UM-Notre Dame tidbits; Marino on Tannehill; Heat

Some quick hits on a Monday night:

 

### It will be fascinating to see how this steamrolling UM offense fares against a Notre Dame defense ranked third in the country in scoring defense (9.0 points per game) and 19th in pass defense (178.7 yards per game).

 “I don’t think I’ve seen a mistake” by Notre Dame on film, UM offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said Monday. “No one scores against them. They’re ninth in the country in sacks…. [But] Georgia Tech was ranked really high going into the game [against UM]. North Carolina State was a good defense.”

 ### Though Stephen Morris threw for a UM-and ACC-record 566 yards against North Carolina State, Fisch doesn’t want him to become content. “He missed some passes he never should have missed,” Fisch said.

Morris is completing 60 percent of his passes, and Fisch wants the number at 68 percent. “A lot of it has to do with drops, forcing the ball a little bit.”

 ### Thanks to UM’s no-huddle offense, the Canes are averaging 73 plays a game, up from 61 last season. “We want to be plus 10,” Fisch said.

### According to rivals.com, UM athletic director Shawn Eichorst is a candidate for the same job at Nebraska.

 ### On CBS Sports Network's new weekly NFL quarterback roundtable show, Dan Marino made clear he has seen enough of Ryan Tannehill to conclude "they can build around this kid. He's a tall guy, he can run. He can move in the pocket. I like what they're doing with him early, where they're moving him out of the pocket some. I like the fact, too, there were a couple times he changed the play at the line of scrimmage late in the game. He took some shots down the field, so he's not afraid to make a change at the line."

### Norris Cole is making a strong case to remain in the Heat’s rotation, even though the Heat theoretically could use a three-guard rotation of Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen. Erik Spoelstra said Cole's shooting and playmaking skills have developed, and “he’s arguably our most improved player right now.”

### An Eddy Curry sighting: The former Heat center – who “slimmed” down to 295 pounds last season – has surfaced at San Antonio’s training camp.

### NOTE TO READERS: If you see a twitter account using my name, ignore it. It's a fake.

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Penguin

Great to have a year with more promise!

Sir Charles

Eddie Curry aka Chocolate Blunder.

Hassan

### Thanks to UM’s no-huddle offense, the Canes are averaging 73 plays a game, up from 61 last season. “We want to be plus 10,” Fisch said.

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jo jo

Miami definitely can win if they play as a TEAM Saturday night.Pressure will be much more on ND to excell as the big favorite.Miami has nothing to lose and can only gain.Of course the defense of Miami has to play its best game this year and follow their keys and yet still play an attacking defense.Canes will SHOW UP...aggressive and hungry and I just hope that they will jump on ND from the very beginning and keep it going full tilt all game long.GO CANES.

Fooooolerm

Can we PLEASE try and keep an Athletic Director at least long enough to hire an new waterboy.

Maria

ND, as always is very over rated. The 'U' will beat them.!!!! Lou hotly you are an idiot!!!!

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