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Isidora, Scott on the comeback trail from injury; Bush eager to shake off rust

The Hurricanes are preparing for their first road trip of the season at USF and the good news to come out Tuesday is that the team is getting healthier. 

> Quarterback Stephen Morris, recovering from a right ankle sprain, threw about 40 passes in team drills, his first real work since being sidelined in the first quarter Saturday. Coach Al Golden said he was transferring his weight well and remains on target to play against the Bulls.

> Center Shane McDermott, who missed the Savannah State game with a foot injury, will begin being integrated into practice Wednesday. 

> Offensive guard Danny Isidora, a redshirt freshman who has been out since fall camp began with a broken foot, was back at practice for the first time Tuesday. Receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) is no longer in a sling and will start running pretty soon according to Golden. 

"It was good to see Danny out there," Golden said. "He's out there moving around without a boot. I think there's an integration protocol with him, walk for a couple of days and then jog. Danny is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel I'd be speculating to tell you when he can come back and play. He's a 310, 312-pound man. We need to be careful with that in terms of his long term future. We need him, need that depth on the offensive line.

"It would be great to get some of those guys back. Obviously Isidora and Scott are going to be a little bit longer projects, but Shane and Stephen we expect quickly."

BUSH READY TO BOUNCE BACK

Sophomore safety Deon Bush, who saw his first action of the season against Savannah State and made one tackle in a little over 20 snaps, agreed with defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio's assessment that he was "a bit rusty" Saturday.

"That's probably understating it, but it's something to build on," Bush said. "I finally got my feet wet, got out there and was able to be out there with the team. I really enjoyed being with the team. I expected it to be a lot better. The only thing I can do right now is work harder and build on what I put on film and get better out there."

Bush admitted he was a bit tentative Saturday and was even a little fatigued at times.

"It was a major wake-up call," Bush said. "It taught me stuff I got to get better at, things I need to work on, weaknesses."

GOLDEN SAYS USF BETTER THAN ITS RECORD INDICATES

The Bulls (0-3) have losses to McNeese State 53-21 and FAU 28-10, but Golden said not to put too much stalk into that and points to turnovers as the reason USF isn't better.

"You keep looking at their defense, they're veterans on defense, deep on defense, they play a lot of different guys," Golden said. "A lot of those same guys play on special teams. On offense we're entering a game not knowing who is going to be the quarterback or how much of their read game is going to be utilized based on that decision. Our kids know exactly what kind of game we're getting ready for. These rivalry games are just that, spirited, heated.

"They're 33 percent on third down defense. That's been one of the things we have to overcome. They present a number of problems. They'll play man to man on you, are very good in the zone because they have the push to get there. They play a lot of different guys. You look at their defensive line -- whether its [Elkino] Watson, [Tevin] Mims, [Ryne] Giddens, [Luke] Sagar in there, now [Aaron] Lynch. There are so many guys they play that they play fresh and they keep the pressure on you, quite often with four rushers on third down. We have to convert, run the ball (and) generate good carries, good rushes, be patient with it and move the sticks."

> Golden said the Hurricanes, who currently rank 102nd in time of possession, need to convert more on third downs to help their cause there.

"If you take our third down percentage and if you're up around 45 percent you're going to get more opportunities," Golden said. "I think our turnovers have been good which has been helping our time of possession. But if you don't get turnovers now we're in trouble. The things we can control more readily are third down percentage in terms of converting and just holding onto the ball a little bit.

"Is it the end all? No. But it's an important factor. If you're hitting big plays there really is no bad. If you're hitting the big play and scoring, there is no bad. The guy with the most points wins. We don't want to put the defense out there. You guys saw the Florida game. We're out there and hanging on a little bit. We don't want to be in that situation against the defense."

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Wow, did Golden just support my assertion from the other day that SteMo protect the defense better, sustain drives, and be more consistent so that time of possession numbers improve and they don't get worn out??

Rook Zook the Gator Coach and mountaincane went bananas when I said it. They didn't understand what "protecting the defense" meant??? Golden gets it.

Coach Golden said; "Is it the end all? No. But it's an important factor. If you're hitting big plays there really is no bad. If you're hitting the big play and scoring, there is no bad. The guy with the most points wins. We don't want to put the defense out there. You guys saw the Florida game. We're out there and hanging on a little bit. We don't want to be in that situation against the defense."

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Harriet,

Once again...lies!

In the paragraph above Coach Golden, the best coach in college football, is talking about the necessity to convert 3rd downs into first downs, which in the Florida game did not happen, thus the defense saw too many snaps.

You claimed that Miami's offensive coordinator's game plan was designed to bolster the defense...first...and scoring points was second, which is complete stupidity that has become your calling card.

You are not only a troll...you are the worst troll in the history of this blog...and that's saying something!

Morris is the type of QB that keeps his own defense on the field too long. Check our stats for opponents time of possession during his starts at QB. He either scores very fast or its a very quick 3 and out. He leads quick scores in the 1st and 4th quarter, but the 2nd and 3rd quarters are usually and routinely uneventful.

With Golden's clear support and benefit of the doubt approach to the defensive scheme, our OC's have had to devise an offensive game plan that protects the defense, while also driving the field methodically while consistently scoring points with a gun-slinger QB who has a niche for the dramatic big play.

In other words, I believe its a tough job being an OC for a ultra-talented guy like SteMo. A point Us fans have overlooked his entire career.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Where do I say that "the OC's plan is to first..bolster the defense and second...score points"???? I simply said that our OC's have to think of the defense, I never gave a priority list. The point was the OC's challenges with Morris's style of play and skill-set, not just the defense.

Once again...lies? By U. projecting again LOL!

Golden says this issue is not just from the Florida game, we are ranked 102nd in the nation in time of possession--thats after 3 games, not one.

U are blinded by hate and bias...sad.

I will be in Tampa...Traveling from Athens,Ga!!

Harriet said: "Morris is the type of QB that keeps his own defense on the field too long."

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That sentence alone proves what a lame brain you are. Stephen Morris plays in the framework of the offensive schemes that Coley dictates. Stephen, one of the best QB's in the country, has a cannon for an arm that allows for homeruns when the opportunities arise. Conversely, when a Bud Foster type of approach is employed Stephen can call on his fantastic, great touch short passing game for a methodical 10 to 12 play drive or longer.

Seriously, you are an idiot, liar and need some troll training.

ICE

1. When one troll defends another troll, there is no reason to be surprised.
2. When by pointing out that messages attributed to SOUP and SidCane are fake, to reduce tensions attempted by that same troll leads to another brand new ID demanding I stop posting, there is also no reason to be surprised.
3. Finally, when a gatr troll who enjoys joking about the death of canes players with IDs like Canekiller gets defended by a Cane on a Cane blog, there is no reason to be surprised, once you accept that the 'Cane' actually approves of the gatr troll more than he approves of actual Cane fans.

When I post my name appears blue below my comment. When jlo posts for me, my name is in black letters with a capital s. Just a heads up . He will be here soon enough.
Cant wait for saturday, morris ought to do well. Great chance to head into ACC play at 4-0. Famous jameis didnt look as famous last weekend so that game is looking more like a w also. I still think they can beat the gators though. Looking to be a better year for the ACC. Man, football season goes too fast.

sidcane, not sure why you became his latest attack target. It seems like they choose to attack, hoping to scare off Canes fans one by one. Good job standing tall through the lies. Those that have been here only three months or so do not know the level of cheap shots this sicko has thrown at us, and them demanding that Canes fans leave anf let the trolls win are just aiding the trolls or being trolls themselves. Like when some Jews would turn in others to keep the place to themselves a little longer, these fake Canes fans aid the blog terrorist and actually demand we let himm post his lies and attacks without retaliation.

Thank God I can be an independent thinking Canes fan and choose for myself what to do rather than letting some newb with an attitude tell me what to do. And glad that I am not part of the Neville Chamberlain appeasers crowd.

Best part is when they say I should stop posting, but that we can just skip by their insults and lies.

Hey trolls, you don't like what I write, you can just skip it too.

First they came for the Sentinel Canes, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Sentinel Cane.
Then they came for the PBP Canes, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a PBP Cane.
Then they came for the private sites, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a private sites member.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
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I don't always agree with what other Canes fans say on here, but I don't demand that they leave the only surviving blog after the troll and his multiple IDs destroyed the Sun Sentinel blog with Shandel's blessing, destroyed the Palm Beach Post blog with their inattentive staff, and are now trying to do the same here.

This is a safe place for Canes fans to discuss Canes sports, and if that means every now and then the trolls will get a beatdown, so be it.

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson:
"The tree of Canes fan liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of trolls. It is it's natural manure."

Funny part of all that, sidcane, is that when a regular Canes fan dares to post even POSITIVE stuff on the gatr blog, the gatr fans on there are all in attack mode, and they support it. Double standard by the gatr trolls on how their blog should be run versus how ours should be run. They are hypocrites of the weakest type, afraid to face Miami on the field, but not afraid to use Canes IDs to stir up trouble on Canes blogs.

Hopefully Morris will be in a short time, to shake the rust, then rest him for the ACC play.

MH, itsallabouttheu, I got that first on you! LOL!

WHETHER U SCORE IN ONE PLAY OR 12 PLAYS DOESN'T MATTER AS LONG AS U SCORE MORE THAN YOUR OPPONENT.. THE CANES OFFENSIVE PROBLEMS ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF THE CHANGE IN OC AND THE OC NOT FULLY UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLETE TALENTS OF HIS PLAYERS.. CASE IN POINT!! IF ITS SECOND AND 8 AND DUKE IS HAVING A GOOD GAME RUSHING THE BALL WHY TAKE THE BALL OUT OF HIS HANDS WHEN THE DEFENSE DOES NOT DICTATE THAT YOU SHOULD.. IN THAT CASE RUN THE BALL AND EVEN IF HE GETS NO YARDS OR A LOSS THAT CAME DOWN TO SIMPLY NOT EXECUTING THE PLAY.. THE PROBLEMS I'VE NOTICED WITH THE CANES OFFENSE HAS BEEN LACK OF EXECUTION ON 2ND DOWN AND TERRIBLE PLAY CALLING ON 3RD DOWN.. WITH FISCH LAST YEAR HIS MOTTO WAS TO SCORE ON ANY DOWN OR ANY PLAY AND BY ANY MEANS BUT FISCH HAS THE SENSE TO KNOW THAT IF YOU CANNOT STOP US FROM RUNNING WE ARE GOING TO RUN IT DOWN YOUR THROAT, IF YOU CANNOT STOP US FROM PASSING WE WILL THROW ON 3&1.. COLEY'S PROBLEM IS HE KEEPS TRYING TO OVER THINK THE SITUATION INSTEAD OF CONTROLLING THE SITUATION BASED ON KNOWING HOW HE IS GOING TO ATTACK REGARDLESS.. THE PASSING GAME IS OFF BECAUSE TOO MANY 3& LONG AFTER SCREWING UP ON 2ND DOWN. THIS SATURDAY IF ALL IS WELL WITH MORRIS TURN HIM LOOSE FOR 5/6 OR MORE TOUCHDOWNS AND DO NOT WORRY IF DUKE GETS 20 CARRIES IF NOT NEEDED. IF THE GAME DICTATES THAT DUKE IS THE WEAPON THEN USE HIM AND STOP PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS. A TALENTED OFFENSE ONLY STRUGGLES WHEN YOU HAVE BAD PLAY CALLING BY OC WHO FAILS TO PROPERLY USE THE TALENT HE HAS.. GO CANES!! 55-10.

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Posted by: Gatah Clawse | September 24, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Lol at the mighty competition in the sec...with floridas oline at least they have a shot in he11. One shot in he11 but its a shot.UMs 117th ranked D held them to 16 points. Thats 1 1/2 tds and a field goal,lmao. Well at least if murphy isn't protected as bad as driskel was , ufelons can buy some eligibility from the ncaa for tebow.djdnt kentucky just get blown out by western kentucky high?

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Kentucky is a banjo school, not football!

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I wish UM could get kentucky as a permanent yearly game.

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM

That would strengthen our schedulebecause of the medias perception of the sec and give us a guaranteed win.

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:42 PM

We could beat them with our backups and a shortened fourth quater

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I wonder if they have a major in fried chicken?

Posted by: 21-16 | September 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Floriduh is playing Florida School for the Blind next week

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Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gator_clause/2013/09/going-streaking.html#storylink=cpy

Thanks, fake sidcane, those are some GREAT quotes. I bet it is driving the gator troll nuts that he has no rebuttal to 21-16!

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