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Gameday blog: Canes at Kansas State

The Miami Hurricanes will be taking on 21st-ranked Kansas State at noon this afternoon Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. The game can be seen on FX.

Our Susan Miller Degnan is there to cover the game. I will be here at home watching the game on TV like most Canes fans. Feel free to participate in our CoverItLive.com chat below. All you need to do is sign in with your email address.

STORYLINES

LAST WEEK: The Canes are coming off a 41-32 win at Boston College in the opener where they played a dozen true freshmen and rotated a total of 25 players on defense. The freshmen hardly looked as bad as the defense. Duke Johnson earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after dashing for 135 yards and 2 TDs on just seven carries. Right tackle Ereck Flowers graded out at 94 percent and receiver Malcolm Lewis hauled in four catches and scored a touchdown. Defensively, UM forced three turnovers including a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by middle linebacker Denzel Perryman. But UM gave up more than 500 yards on defense (including 441 through the air, 3rd most in school history) and blew coverage schemes several times

K-State, which beat UM 28-24 at Sun Life Stadium a year ago, struggled for three quarters against FCS opponent Missouri State last weekend, leading just 9-6 before going on a 42-3 run over the final 22 minutes of the game. Junior running back John Hubert picked up 95 of his 152 yards on 12 carries on a long touchdown run. Tramaine Thompson returned a punt 89 yards for a score, giving K-State their 82nd non-offensive TD since the 1999 season, tied for most in the country with Virginia Tech. Quarterback Collin Klein, who lit up UM a year ago and whom Golden referred to as the best running QB in the country Tuesday, finished 19 of 28 for 169 yards, 2 TDs against Missouri State. The Wildcats gave up 323 yards through the air to Missouri State, but were pretty stingy on run defense (95 yards on 26 attempts).

INJURIES/SUSPENSIONS: The Hurricanes come into the game relatively healthy (only DT Curtis Porter and LB Raphael Kirby are out among those listed on the two deep). Backup defensive tackle Luther Robinson (personal issues) did not make the trip. The Wildcats have three players listed as questionable: OL Nick Puetz (foot), OLB Boston Stiverson (foot), TE Andre McDonald (personal issues). Puetz is the starting left guard. McDonald and Stiverson aren't listed on the two-deep.

> For more on K-State read up here.

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They punching our D in the mouth!! D Line needs to step up! DB's need to cover, and LB's need to be in position! Let's go U!!!

Coach d they are calling for your head.

Carbon copy of BC so far...

This Klien would not drag 250 pound guys at Alabama or a school like that he would be punuished each time he carried.

again keith, theres no talent on the d. might have heart but wont matter without talent

ill watch 10 more mins if something doesnt change it is time to play a comp game cause this years team is over..... no point in watching this pathetic defense, and that is what it is PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe we can get M State's D co ord because ours cant seem to stop a friggin thing.

Blog somewhere else if you're going to quit in the 1st qtr...criticize yes...quit, get outta here

What's wrong with our defense?

As a defense we are giving them way to much space to operate. He has got to give them some different looks. This vanilla ain't working

Well time for a couple of duke miracles

It's time for a new Defensive coordinator, we cannot go through another year of wishing and hoping for the D to man-up. Get need a D coach, if Golden can't see that than perhaps he should exit at the end of the season. How about loyalty to the University and fam base and less on carrying dead weight coaches on staff. That is why Shannon is no longer at the U. He failed to pull the trigger on that so called O coordinator Whipple.

we got alot more talent than the so called team they played last week against K state but our guys are getting toasted : (

u guys just dont get it, hilarious. there is no talent on d! wake up

we started out 14-0 last week, and we all know the outocme of that game...lol

we have us a qb finallllllyyyy

different week keith, they are much more fired up for this game and snyder actually game planned for us

We have to run the clock and keep the ball out of Kliens hands.

As I said earlier these DBs at KSU are slow and you can pass on them. The OL of miami can handle their front 4.

This team does not have the balls to compete. Plain and simple.

are you kidding me Duke blocking for mike james ??? are all the coaches F ing retards>???? wow unreal crap coaching

anyone surprised at this did not watch last weeks game. this is exactly, besides the fumble what was expected. 6-6 will be a herculean year.

I've never seen the D so bad at the U

keith go pick another team to root for

I notice the blitz something our DC rarely does. I see if they can "somehow" stop or slow the run of KSU the offense can move the ball.

needed those points...VERY big D series here...

Kansas State is stronger than we are, faster than we are, tougher than we are, better coached than we are, and has more passion, heart and desire than we do. Other than that, we're great.

Defense is one part scheme, one part heart, one part desire, and ten parts attitude!

Chicklo a bust. Too small..

coverage sack

Theres Chick!!!!

finally some pressure from the D-Line!!! Keep it up!!!! Go Canes!!!

Chick sighting!

F. T. Ardkowalczyk

Dude u must be a gaytor fan.

Seriously I thought we were supposed to be stronger, and more physical, Denzel is going to have to make some plays, he's our best hope. Scheme to keep him free, and let him run sideline to sideline

Abysmal. Abominable. Atrocious. Apocraphyl.

confused D???????

defensive get sucked in, DB's can't fight off blocks..fire the POSER D coordinator!!!!

I am in the hospital and do not have the came here in MD. My firstrow link is eing blocked...help with any links...after the win last week i had a heart attack

unreal how bad we are and our D line is slow/weak and sad period

our lack of containment is horrible and difficult to watch

that number 2 ran right by the man on the way to the line of scrimage.

DarinD, what about the POSER COACH who brought the POSER D COORDINATOR here in the first place? Package deal. Both must go. All of them must go. This is unacceptable, unforgivable and inexcusable.

The D looks like 11 guys that were picked up off the street today and put into a game.

Somebody talk me off the ledge!!!!!!

This is dc is looking worse than Shannon.

wow game over. doubt with golden has to be creepin' in for all canes fans.golden has to get rid of his buddy. this def. gets worse every year. i would never have believed this staff could be worse than the last 2.

Bill C Go screw yourself... I was born there, grew up a cane and have been at games since the 70s so I have the "right" to call it as I see it, and this is shameful period.. the O can get better and compete, but this defense is horrible to say the least... if you dont like the comment tough S-it.

Its Official our D blows. This game is done and done.

Wow just like last year no tackeling.

lack experience is one thing, getting manhandled is another...

No excitement = no heart

WTF!

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