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Gameday blog: Canes vs. Notre Dame

No I'm not in Chicago. But I do have a comfy seat here at home and a big screen TV to watch tonight's big showdown between your Miami Hurricanes (4-1, 3-0 ACC) and the ninth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0). Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Soldier Field and the game can be seen everywhere on NBC.

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STORYLINES

> The Canes are coming off another thrilling, heart-stopping win in the ACC. They knocked off N.C. State 44-37 when quarterback Stephen Morris connected with Phillip Dorsett on a 62-yard scoring strike with 19 seconds left. Morris is coming off the best single-game performance ever by a Canes quarterback with 566 yards and five touchdown passes. UM's defense gave up over 600 yards, but forced six turnovers in the win.

> The Irish had a bye week last week and of course will be playing this game a short drive over from South Bend. Notre Dame's defense is pretty sick. The Irish rank ninth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in both sacks (3.5/game) and pass efficiency defense (96.79) and are giving up an average of just nine points a game. The Irish defense has totaled eight interceptions -- equal to the number of interceptions the 2011 Notre Dame defense recorded. Senior middle linebacker Manti Te’o has played a role in seven of the 13 turnovers forced by Notre Dame’s defense. The All-America linebacker has recorded three interceptions, recovered two fumbles and hurried passers on two occasions that resulted in interceptions.

Here are this week's game notes for both teams: Hurricanes Irish

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I hope this is not the DNA of our team; freeze up like a deer in the headlights. The line is protecting and defense is giving it their best effort but DORSETT where did you go? You can't handle success?

Darin, EVERY TEAM, including the OTHER BC (Bethune-Cookman) exposed our D. Look how FSU is manhandling NC State.

For the first time in maybe forever, BOTH VA and UM will be playing in the irrelevant bowl...against each other.

oh well, onto the dolphins tomorrow, hopefully they can get a stupid win

does anyone know Donna shoelalla email?

Well this game and the K state game is all I need to see this yr, I could care less what they do the rest of the year, these 2 "heartless" showings let you know they are a crap team who got a few lucky wins, but when the money is down and they play a real football team they get spanked shamefully. they should be ashamed and disgusted at themselves..... no need to watch anymore this year, it is a waste of time... good luck guys I turned on a movie and wont be here posting any more this year, maybe next year they will be better, I cant take watching this team anymore, I hate losers.

ha, nyfin. If I have tom live through ANOTHER over time (loss) I'm going to go crazy.
Bengals are good enough to expose our crappy secondary. I'm betting our sacks last week were bogus, as the RAMS just got 9 against the same Cardinals.

I cant believe the anouncers just said that ND continues to have the best D in the Nation, They havent done sh## Miami has screwed themselves. They just said the ND defense has led the game. WOW these anouncers must have stock in Vaseline.

actually writer, i think our guys quit playing along time ago. it seems they just dont have the energy we have seen the last few weeks. maybe the scene of the whole nattv and so on is too big right now for the young players. notre dame is well coached, and it showed we are(were) able to compete with them NC is big for us, if by some miracle Golden can get them up for it, and win, the VT game could be for the coastal. not that we are ready for bcs, but its one more game and experience for the kids coming back.

this team sucks

We just gave up....

You know what's scary. ND has a pretty bad offense. We are in give up mode now. Bad reflection on Golden.

Watching this on the Notredame Broadcast Company is painful.

There's no point in saying the team isn't good. It's like saying the sky is blue. Just take something positive out of this loss. An be happy Miami has the Heat. We can hold them to a high standard. Not the young baby canes. GO []_[]!!!!

someone shoot me please. both of me are just dieing. can a schizophrenic beat up the other guy without hurting himself.

I bet these anouncers have Gay sex with Lou Holts.

drop ball #9

Breaking News! Breaking News!

Coach D'Onofrio announces that the Canes will be playing an innovative 0 - 3 - 0 defense the rest of the season. Why? The line stops no one and the secondary covers no one. If a personal foul is needed, Senior Darius Smith will be inserted for one play.

Coach Fisch announes the Canes will no longer use wideouts. Why? Because none of them can catch the ball. And in a further innovation, there will be no more Tight Ends? Why? Because they threw one pass for 28 yards and never threw to the TE again. Who needs 'em?

On Special Teams, kicker Wieclaw will be benched. Field goals and extra points will be drop kicked (!!!) by whomever wants a shot. The odds for a success are just as good. Kicker Wieclaw will spend the next several months with a sports psychologist, with the goal of playing professional soccer as a goalie. To faciliate quicker reaction times, his moustache may be trimmed.

Stay tuned! More to come!

BLOW OUT!

What rivalry? This is not competitive! Oh well...

yea they have no heart and are weak minded too. they are making a name for themselves that in big games the will lay down like whor-s and take it all night if you want them too. makes me sick and sad to be a canes fan I feel like i should paint my truck so people cant see I support them up here, makes me wanna find a new team to support after 40 yrs : ( thank you for this GOLDEN! your friend D co ord is a friggin JOKE!

This is the same ND offense that had to replace the starting QB last week. All they needed was a horrible defense to make themselves look good.

We have the worst defense and they r not looking better from week to week. No improvement whatsoever.

AG will not fire his buddy. AG will quit saying"Its all my fault and I take full responsibility, so I resign" AG is not stupid, the sanctions are coming etc.......he will not get rid of his best friend.....shame guys!!!

Jesus, all i hear is slurping from these anouncers.

Thank god UM played someone decent and brought UM back to reality. So sick of hearing that the "swagger" is back, could have easily lost 4 in a row already.

ND replaced their defense with miami players for this drive

I don't care how good DORSETT is he can not be the first receiver to catch the ball especially in big time games cause he psyches himself out. He makes the difficult catches but drops the sure touchdowns

and people wonder why no-one goes to home games. which would cost at least 100 bucks each game after tix, parking and enough beer to watch.

Hey NYCFIU how are the Kittens doing?

ND is surely over rated but what's that got to do with this game being a blow out? They ran the ball right down The U's throats and missed an easy FG prior to the end of the half. They might score 50 points!

They're overrated? Sure, but they're still WAY better than Miami.

Hey NYCFIU the Sunbelt... How exciting. Douchbag

This is so painful. As much as this team has shown heart this year, I don't see much tonight. Most drops I've ever seen. Crucial drops. Penalties on kickoff returns, offense, defense. penalties keeping drives alive twice resulting in td's. Has ND even thrown once this half? Embarassing just getting run down your throat. I understand that this team is a "process" and clearly this year there has been progress, with lots of green players. However, where is the "process" with this defense? Youth or not, this defense is NOT showing signs of improvement. Every team we play looks like world beaters against us. DC- you look lost. Blitz every play. Load the box. try something else! whatever your scheme is...it is only making every opponent look unbeatable.

This group of players will never, never win anything. Duke will graduate, or turn pro, and UM will still be right where they are. Chick is a joke. There are maybe 2-3 players who could start on a good team. Golden is not the coach everyone thought. Temple was his destination, he should have stayed.

I never have said a coach is bad in my life, but really this DC isnt good at all. I won't say he's the worst I've ever seen. Still OMG he is bad!

I would rather go 5-7 with close games and tough battles than 7-5 with embarrassing blowouts and quitting.

The only 2 teams of any significance we played this year have absolutely blown us off the field. We don't even look like we belong on the same field as them. Anyone who thinks Miami is back because we barely beat a few bad ACC teams is sorely mistaken. National tv against a big rival was just too big a stage for us. We'll probably look ok against UNC next week then get our butts handed to us by FSU.

The defense is just bad at everything. Can't stop the run. Can't stop the pass. Can't pressure the QB. Untimely penalties. I can't remember the last time a DB actually defended a pass. We used to play press coverage back in the day. Now we just bail out and give up huge chunks of yardage. I can't remember the last time we got a sack. Our front 4 used to live in the backfield and now we can't sniff the QB unless we blitz all out.

Just a complete embarrassment

Our defensive front 4 have never been this bad! I don't want to hear this defense is young because Miami was struggling on last year on D with upperclassmen. Get rid of D'onofrio the worst defense in FBS?? That's a bad way for the University of Miami to be represented

Feliciano, Dorsett, and the D suck. Whats thier E-mail address?

Fightingibis your another douch.

Need to recruit JUCO DL. If they dont next year will be the same.

It is clear that Notre Dame is enjoying HUMILIATING Miami. I can't take it. Hoping for some pride by the Canes but, for now, will watch Nebraska - Ohio Stae.

Very dismal performance.

Second game in a row ND just out muscled and out played UM.

yup, ND is beating UM as bad as Mitt overwhelmed the Campaigner-in-Chief

Now coach Kelly is going to run the ball and take his starters out...instead of continuing to score. At least he's merciful.

sorry excuse = canes are too young. the Norte Dame QB is a freshman.

Fightingibis its not the HC its the DC okay. Douch

All of you bein fair-weather fans are retarded...if u wish to not see this team, please hang up your jerseys. Don't root for this team one week and have the nerve to say "Dorsett sucks" the next...

Notre Dame just called shalalalala and scheduled us every year til golden is fired. That should be about 2022 after golden gets another extension for being nice to other teams.Think of the cash involved with this payoff for losing on purpose. no-one can be this bad on purpose

How about those ND helmets, they are awesome.

At least ND is set up for disapointment. THey are going to be way too comfey after this win. They are will get kicked around in the next few weeks when they play a real team. Michigan, Navy, Mich State, nor Purdue are any good.

Better ND uniforms for sure! I like the helmets!

BayArea good post, and Fightingibis your still a douch.

the announcer says score again?

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