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Dorsett will miss 4-6 weeks with partial MCL tear; Duke, Rodgers injuries not serious

First the bad news: Hurricanes coach Al Golden said receiver Phillip Dorsett has a slight or partial tear of his MCL and it's a 4-6 week injury.

The good news? He could be back for the end of the season and none of the other injuries sustained in Thursday night's win -- running back Duke Johnson or safety Kacy Rodgers -- appears to be serious. In fact, both could be back by the Wake Forest game.

"Last night it did not look good," Golden said of Dorsett's injury. "We're all relieved and I know he is. We're all disappointed, but he'll go through the adversity and be back. Certainly it could have been far worse."

Rodgers, who injured his ankle in the first quarter, is going to be monitored in the next 72 hours. But Golden said it looks like Rodgers will be okay. "I think the nine days off will help," Golden said.

Golden said Johnson was taken out of the game by doctors after taking a knee to the helmet and because of his history with migraines.

"He looked very good today, very positive today watching film," Golden said. "We're still evaluating him whether it was a blow that triggered a migraine reaction or a level 1 concussion. We're evalauting that. Because of the time that we have and the way our doctors reacted, it was great and did not cause any additional injury."

> Golden said safeties Rayshawn Jenkins and Deon Bush "both had deep thigh contusions, but they're both good today."

> Golden also said receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) has been cleared and fullback Walter Tucker (ankle) will be fine to go for the Wake Forest game.

"I think he's going to give us a huge, huge lift here," Golden said of Scott. "I'm excited about what Rashawn can give us. He had a great spring for us."

> Asked if he gave any thought to pulling a struggling Stephen Morris on Thursday night Golden emphatically answered me: "No. No."

Did Morris convince him to stay in the game?

"He didn't need to convince me," Golden said. "I saw him in the huddle there at the end, those last couple drives. I saw that look going into that last huddle. He had command of that huddle. I actually left the huddle because of it. He was talking to those guys. I knew James did a great job settling him down, saying okay these are the 3 or 4 routes we're going to run. He felt comfortable with it. They were doing some things that obviously caused him some difficulty in addition to what he was battling physically. James got him settled down, which I thought was awesome He threw those last three or four balls with great confidence and rhythm and timing. Obviously, it was the difference in the game. You have to trust your gut in those [instances]. There's no question Ryan Williams can win games for us and is really improved and we're excited about Ryan. But this was Stephen's time and I just felt he was going to lead us to victory certainly at that point, given that environment and where we were, 91 yards away. Stephen was the guy who was going to give us a chance to win."

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We need rashwan scott back now!!

Yay...we won!!! I mean UM won.

Ho-hum. Ho-hum.

Now is the time to take Duke off kick returns. And where in the heck is the use of the FB and TE?

This offense is ho-hum. It's practically predictable. SM is just not cut out for screens. U can look at his body motion and tell that he's thinking about how to properly et up a screen. If Walford was used the right way, he'd be like that No. 85 for UNC. That TE for UNC got past everybody: How did that happen? The last past was almost caught.

Too many yards given up. And against a ho-hum team. Duke is good. Crawford would be an All-American on another team. The offensive line wasn't bad, but SM has to get a little more in touch, or trust in the OL, something missing there. If this OL shows that it wants to play, then insert the FB!!!!

I love that Golden doesn't just preach putting player safety first, he practices that way. How tempting was it to put Duke back in the game when Morris struggled?

With Dorsett out, WONDER WHO MORRIS IS GOING TO TELL TO GOOOOOOOO DEEP SO HE CAN SHOW HIS ARM STRENGTH, MORRIS NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS MISTAKES JUST LIKE DUKE....Golden's first mistake, players will start talking about why is he being favored...

For the guy who said he'd take Dorsey, Walsh and Kosar over SM last night: Whoa!!!!
Both Walsh and Kosar were brilliant on and off the field.

Dorsey: The most overrated QB in the history of college, pro, pee-wee, street, Rucker, Pop Warner, overseas football.

Former Hurricanes running back Clinton Portis gave a speech to the team last week. His message: there are no backups. Meaning, every player on the roster should prepare as if he will play a starring role in the next game.

“How prophetic is that,” coach Al Golden said.

Portis seemed clairvoyant because of Dallas Crawford, a second-string running back who helped No. 10 Miami survive its Thursday night showdown at North Carolina, earning a 27-24 win in front of 56,000 at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

When a head injury knocked star tailback Duke Johnson out of the game in the first quarter, Crawford stepped in and finished with 137 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, and two touchdowns. He scored the game’s final 14 points as Miami came from 23-13 down in the fourth quarter. Crawford, a sophomore from Fort Myers, punched in a pair of 3-yard touchdowns, including the winning score with 16 seconds left.

“In years past, we would have probably lost this game,” Crawford said. “It’s all about believing, and that’s what we did tonight.”

Crawford entered the game with 31 career carries, but was fresh enough to take 25 carries in the second half, including eight for 29 yards on Miami’s 90-yard, 13-play scoring drive that put Miami on top to stay.

“I didn’t know it was that many carries,” Crawford said. “I’m not tired. I’m not banged up or anything. I feel great.”

Not only that, he blocked a punt late in the first half that let Miami start a drive at midfield. He filled in as a punt returner after Phillip Dorsett left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury. He also caught two passes for 17 yards.

Crawford entered the game as the most touchdown-efficient player in the nation, with seven rushing scores on just 25 carries. Instead of using him to finish drives inside the red zone, Miami needed a steady dose of Crawford to finish a tough game on the road.

“He’s a coach’s dream,” Golden said. “Whatever you ask him to do, he does. He executes his role each week, no matter what it is. Obviously his role changed in the middle of this game, and he was up for it. And the only way you can do that is if you prepare and you’re ready to go. His opportunity came tonight, and he was ready for it. What a great lesson to everyone else in our program.”

Portis, who works as an analyst for ACC Digital Network, said his speech was “just about being ready.” He gave Crawford a late-game reminder of his message on the sideline.

“In the fourth quarter, watching him run up and down the field on special teams, and with Duke out, I just had to tell him, ‘Here’s your moment we talked about. This is your moment. How will you respond?’”

Crawford said it calmed him down.

“He responded as he should,” Portis said.

dorsett will surely be missed against FSU...Stacy Coley will have to step up as the deep threat....thank God Rashawn Scott is back. 6-0

"Cool Cat", I couldn't agree with you more...why is DJ having to make so many protective blocks & now that we've seen Coley"s speed on returns, the risk to DJ is just too great. Additionally, now that we've had a "full dose" of Crawford, how about giving him at least a third of all carries. Just a hunch, but I bet this ankle injury has altered SM's throwing motion from the feet up. Several of the TV announcers kept talking about his poor footwork, but when you injure a portion of you body it affects other related functions. Anyway, I hope it wasn't because he was "pressing" with all the NFL GM's & Scouts in attendance...

#81 who left the team after spring ball because he didn't want to wait on the sidelines for his opportunity has now seen it pass him by twice.

85 from UNC is a great TE, I hope my Giants can pick him up.

I'm not disagreeing with Cool Cat's point above. I'm happy w 6-0 but we need to show something different to fsu and vt if we expect to compere in those games

Im also disappointed we lacked energy in the first half.

I'm in favor of sitting Morris out in the WF game. Let him get truly healed for the FSU game. Perhaps the same for Duke with Crawford carrying the load. I also agree we need more plays with a FB involved as well as our decent TEs.

MORRIS IS NOT ANSWER !!!! HE'S AVERAGE AT BEST RYAN WILLIAMS IS A BETTER QB

CarolCity: The ankle injury is part of it, but I'm talking natural set up when you got to throw short screen passes to the TE or FB. SM just doesn't seem to have that "feel" for it.

My guess is that the coaches, believe it or not, already know this which explains the absence in games of FB and TE screens. Walford going across the middle could be a winner, how many LB's or DB's are going to hit the 6-4 Walford?

SM is a pure pocket passer. he did not use the OL to his advantage last night either.

In a nutshell, that explains the "ho-hum" feel of this team.

DAVE-N-PC I AGREE MAYBE THE CANES SHOULD SIT STEVEN AND DUKE FOR WAKE FOREST. RUNG YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE MORRIS EVEN HURT IS A BETTER QB THAN WILLIAMS YOU ARE GOING TO POINT TO FOUR INT. LAST NIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE LAST DRIVE HE QBD. THE TEAM RALLIED AROUND HIM AND WE WONE I DON'T THINK WILLIAMS HAS THAT POISE YET. HE'LL HAVE HIS CHANCE TO WIN THE STARTING JOB NEXT YEAR IT'S STEVENS TEAM LET HIM RUN IT...

Poor job by the O-line in the first half again. They were giving away the snap. Stop tapping the guard your giving away the snap. Duke got hurt because O-line can't block. Morris 9 TD's & 8 INT's in 3 complete games. O-line and Dallas Crawford get game ball at the end. Crawford is a true CANE

I'm hoping that Morris's bad game isn't because he cannot plant his foot..If that is the case, then rest him..The QB coach should know..
My biggest fear are the injuries mounting up before the F$U game.

Another bad result from the terrible play calling. The great coaches help their team get the most out of their potential. Again I ask what has this coaching staff done to bring out the most talented Miami team since 2001?

I agree Morris needs to be held accountable, saying the right things after the game is just not doing it for me. He has put the team in a position where they cannot ask him to win us big games, but instead we have to ask him to not lose us games.

Well, we now have coaches that are also good talent evaluators. Clearly, they prefer Morris for a reason. So, let's leave it at that. They see the two QBs every day. We don't need any stinking QB controversy.

Rick, how do you know the coaches are not holding Morris accountable? UNC had marked this game on their calendar before the season as the "black day" and so Morris was more than confused by the wrinkles UNC threw at him. On top of that Duke got hurt, so our game plan had to be adjusted. AND WE WON!

Backup QBs across America are the most popular ones on the team with the fans until they fail. I have a GT guy at work and he told me some GT fans thought their third string QB was the answer to Vad Lee's problems because he ran the last series well and scored when they played us. But, we have to trust the coaches on this. They are the ones who are paid to win games.

REGARDING MORRIS:

ALL 4 of his interceptions were INCREDIBLY STUPID throws that you expect from an overwhelmed freshman QB. IT HAD NOTHING to do with his ankle...

Throwing high and into tight coverage and LATE...

THERE WERE 4 MORE interception throws during the game that UNC fortunately didn't get.

ALL IN ALL I COUNTED 8 INTERCEPTION THROWS by Morris last night.

MORRIS IS THE WEAKEST LINK ON THE ENTIRE TEAM RIGHT NOW!

HE LITERALLY KEPT UNC in the game and on the verge of winning.

OUR D faced a super-charged UNC OFFENSE last night that wanted to make a statement game and to avenge the humiliation of being 1-4. SO I DON'T BLAME the D. Considering MORRIS gave UNC every opportunity to BLOW US OUT last night....

MORRIS SHOULD GET NOTHING BUT SH*T FROM CANES FANS IF THAT WILL CAUSE HIM TO INCREASE HIS FOCUS AND PREPARATION FOR FSU...

IF WE LOSE TO FSU... IT WILL BE FROM STUPID THROWS & INT's FROM MORRIS...MARK MY WORDS

I DON' T KNOW what the answer is right now other than to rely on our running game to win...

In fact that's what COLEY did last night in the last 2 minutes. He put it on Dallas to win us the game and took it away from Morris.

AND FOR GOD'S F***ING SAKE will COLEY please remind MORRIS there's this whole part of the passing game called "THE SHORT PASSES". Morris needs to stop trying to play HERO BALL on every throw...

IT becomes so DAMMM predictable we are gonna throw deep every 2nd throw. Chop them up with 5-15yrd OUT, Tight end hooks and middle crossing patterns.

WHERE IS THE FREAKING VARIETY OF THROWS to keep the other team guessing?

Our OFFENSE IS ESSENTIALLY: Run with with Duke/Dallas, OR throw a deep bomb....

Not going to be top 10 material for long with that kind of 2 dimensional offense....

Guys, even the 01 canes had that ugly win in the last seconds vs Boston College, the 2001 canes, and many of times we played down to the competition.

CLEMSON WAS DOWN 10 at home to BC last week in 4th qtr....SHEEET HAPPENS......A W IS A W on the road, 91 yard drive...........he came thru.

IF you think about it, he was just off. the 2 1st drives for 2 field goals, missed FG, 2 or 3 times in their territory with picks, we could have put up 50 last night like most of us predicted

CANES NEED TO WATCH THE UNC offense on how to confuse a Defense...

And maybe watching EBRON RAPE OUR D last night might convince Morris/Coley that our guy Walford has all the same physical specs??? Big, fast, good hands.... MAYBE we should be using him more than ONCE A FREAKING GAME???

IF they had the quality of players we have all over the field, they would have KILLED US...

Again, the key point of weakness on Offense are: Morris and Coley's game plan...

DOM-- i like you bro, you write good stuff and ain't disagreeing with you except this:

1) OUR D AGAIN saved our a55es last night. UNC had 500yrds, 4 INTs and we still won. That's DEFENSE. They get the game ball.

2) DALLAS on the last drive, and the O-line finally seizing control at the line the last quarter.

BUT OUR OFFENSE (MORRIS) are looking "consistently, inconsistent" as Jesse Palmer said (hate any damm gator, but he's dead on regarding this)

What the hell is wrong with Morris??? An ankle injury does NOT explain the stupid decisions last night. Those INT's had NOTHING to do with throwing mechanics. They were DECISION FAILURES OF EPIC proportions you expect from FRESHMEN QB's.

This guy is going to lose his team fast if he doesn't completely turn it around in practice this week....

Receivers will start quitting on him. The RB's will need to take over.

But a dominant RUNNING game is not going to help us beat FSU. We better be ready to light up the scoreboard to keep up with FSU's scoring...

There's only so much our D can do to slow down FSU...

Mark my words!

MY HOPE AND PRAYER IS THAT MORRIS WAS GETTING THE WORST GAME OF THE SEASON OUT OF HIS SYSTEM BEFORE FSU....

Ok, someone asked earlier why I've never posted here if I'm a Cane Supporter. Actually I have posted here and posting here doesn't necessarily make you a supporter. Some of you are saying we needed this game to wake us up and things of that nature. Hell, the GTECH game should have done that, the final score of GT wasn't indicative of how the game went.

The bottom line is that the team has a lot to work on and Morris has shown absolutely no signs of improvement. Last night's game was no surprise to anyone that has watched Morris this season. At this point why would you think it will improve? If it's his ankle it wont heal without rest and if it's decision making, will that change? We may be better at home with less communication problems, but on the road, problems.

For you experts, tell me what happened on the long TD to their TE(besides Howard missing a tackle). Kelvin Cain got a hand on him off the line and played run vs the play action. Tyrone Cornelius and Rapheal Kirby bit hard on play action and never touched him, particularly Kirby. Now Ebron drags across field with no resistance, when Kirby noticed it, he didn't get on his horse(unless he's that slow) to get into the passing lane. The ball goes by him to Ebron,when Kirby attempts to tackle he cant wrap with his right arm because Howard hits him more than he hits Ebron. Not enough speed left in the secondary and Ebron scores. Being a football guy I noticed that when it happened live.

When someone notices a deficiency it doesn't make them a hater or against the Canes. Some of us just know football and call it as it is. I would love for Morris to take care of the ball, the safeties to play better and to be more aggressive with our fronts and blitz packages. I'm just not naïve and I'm not fooling myself into thinking we're a great team. We're ok. Hopefully we become really good. In 2013 really good is enough to beat everyone we play.

This poster RICK is a winner.

You need to chill and take some pills, bro.

We don't need you to SHOUT or tell us what Morris needs to tell anyone. He is one of the leaders of the team and wants to win just like all of us.

As far as accountability, you may look at yourself because you have been on here SHOUTING about Steven for weeks. What he can do , what he can't do, what he should do, and how horrible he is. Enough already!!!

Are you a frustrated troll or just confused?.
Probably both.
Settle down, and read before RANTING.
Good night.
Go 'Canes

Nice to see normal posts with some good and bad opinions, but we all see things different. Morris definitely is not going to beat a great team. But we must realize, he has talent around him at receiver, but not like the talent of the champ years. Coolcat, I like Dorsey. He was smart, but the talent around him made him better than he was. He was well coached. I totally agree about this offense. We could do so much more with the fullback and TE being used. Right now, the defenses(last night) can concentrate on Duke, and Morris doesn't have the receivers and talent himself to beat them. It showed last year, and this. I still think Golden held the offense back against Fl playing not to lose since the defense was getting it done. Just my opinion. GO CANES

A RANTING CANE IS A PASSIONATE CANE...
IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE IT UgoCane, go take a nap old man...

Posted by: AAYCE

"I'm not fooling myself into thinking we're a great team. We're ok. Hopefully we become really good. In 2013 really good is enough to beat everyone we play."

You are right on the first part. It should be obvious to all except for the most delusional homers. Everyone knows UM is most definitely NOT a great team. That should be a given.
Now what you are is good enough to beat anyone on your schedule except for FSU. Maybe even VaTech. If you play like you have so far in 2013 you can't beat those two. And you won't beat any top 20 team in a bowl game either.
Good improvement from last year but not good enough.
Maybe next year.
Probably not.

Crawford and E. Clements really did the job in the 4th quarter. Look, UM does not have an elite defense and will have some other not so good games before the year is over. Count on it. As Golden continues to win recruiting battles, the D will become dominant again. That's still 2 years away if the NCAA doesn't pull the rug out from under the Canes. Without some big stops by the D last night, UM couldn't win the game. Last year's D had no chance to make those stops. Golden is building the team year by year and the talent level will only get better.

Lost in all the Morris bashing are the good throws he made in that last drive to waters and Hurns. Say what you want but he did his job in the end and made the plays he needed to get the win. His arm-strength earns him respect like Dorsett's speed. Something you can't teach. Check that monster bomb that PD was a cut away from taking to the house.

I blame Coley for not having a game plan that utilizes TE and RB on short patters like drags and simple outs to get the ball in the hands of our playmakers in space. Don't give me that nonsense about setting up to throw short passes. SMo has enough footwork (when healthy) to sell those plays.

Coley is holding some of the playbook back and he has to be careful in doing so. That fake reverse to S. Coley off the motion where he ended up in the flat on the left side is a new wrinkle. It was a great play. With all that vertical speed the flats are going to be open. I'd like to see hagens get the ball with a head of steam and just punish people in the flats. And where is Sandland? He can make people miss. A 3 yard pass can be turned into more with that kid. I like the reputation we have built. Balls out. Now all they need are timely drags, digs, outs and curls from TEs, FB, RBs

Overall, any time you come out of a game like this with 4 TO and find a way to win, it's a great thing. You don't normally get this kind of learning and humility in a win. They will grow up this week and be ready to play in front of a big crowd next Saturday. This was a great win and may be season changing.

Championships asaide this team is undefeated, and they have a tremendous opportunity to keep this dream season going. I'm damn proud of them for this effort. True throwback win.

I think I noticed it early in the year and it became obvious last night. Duke is considerably bigger and stronger this year, but he paid a price for that strength. There's no doubt he's at least a step slower this year. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but some speed has been sacrificed. That Carolina player who caught him from behind did not have the angle on Duke. He simply ran him down. No way that happens last year.

"He's allowed to learn too...We all support each other.."

Al Golden on SM17

"We are learning how to win"

Al golden on being a top 10 team.


Luv it.

BTW Gunther was baiting Renner on that TD he got beat on. He cost us one too.

WHY DO SOME OF US "CANE FANS" THINK IT'S ALL OVER,WE CAN'T IMPROVE AND WE HAVE THE WORST QB IN THE COUNTRY?? AREN'T WE 6-0? A BAD GAME OR 3 BAD GAMES BUT WE'VE STILL WON SHOWS ME THIS IS A TEAM WITH HEART AND WILL PLAY TO THE END. BEFORE THE SEASON ALL OF THOSE ESPN EXPERTS EXCEPT HERBSTREIT PICKED NC OVER US. WHAT EVER YOU DO DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE IDIOTS. LAST YEAR ND WON AND DID NOT LOOK IMPRESSIVE DOING SO BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE ND THEY WERE GREAT IN WHAT THEY DID. WELL WE ARE CANES AND WE ARE 6-0 AND WILL VERY POSSIBLY BE 7-0 SO STOP ACTING LIKE WE DON'T BELONG WHEN WE DO AND CONSIDERING THE NCAA CRAP THIS TEAM AND WE FANS SHOULD BE PROUD. BEFORE THE SEASON I SAID 10-2 IS THE ONLY THING ACCEPTABLE. WOULD ANY ONE ARGUE THEY CAN'T REACH THAT NOW? GO CANES

Calvin,

What up man, I read the headline of this article and couldn't stop laughing. Doesn't Al know that's what this defense is designed for? I stumbles over a few post here and it's about what I thought. Some pretty amusing.

UNC had some good athletes out there but it's no excuse at how poorly we executed. Morris may have pushed himself up into round 5-7 with that performance. He has been exposed badly. I was reading few post last night where "True Cane" was making great points about how UNC linebackers were playing down hill with no regards of covering the tight end. It did appear UNC was dropping safeties deep and rushing the qb and just hoped they'd stop the run on the way to the qb. That says a great deal on just how dominant the o-line was and how bad Morris was at the same time. It's funny how much blame Coley is getting but what can you call when your qb is making one read and then bail out of the pocket? That's two weeks in a row where we've run the ball at a extremely high level and gotten so little to the tightends off playaction.

And please stop with the ankle is hurt excuses, even before he had the ankle he didn't throw the ball to the tightend.

Another thing I read where some guy is trying to compare last nights game to the 2001 BC game and V.Tech games the biggest difference is
293 yards BC
248 yards V. Tech
and in 1983 East Carolina scored 7 points

last night UNC had 500 after giving up 300 rushing just last week.

I feel bad for McCord because that kid is a monster, just imagine if he played in a scheme where he could play more then 13 or so snaps. Unfortunately he only see the field on 3rd and 6 or more, that's ridiculous.

What had to be the funniest shat from last night game was watching UNC offense trying to run a screen play. I'm like really how are you going to run a screen when our lineman isn't trying to get up field. LMAO. I guarantee you that's the one play this defense have no trouble defending.

Posted by: J'Ville Cane | October 18, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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ROFL, no doubt, i will say this, as bad as smo17 played, and for those that want to keep making excuses for em, i got a question for yall, did smo17 havea high ankle sprain against the gaytors when he threw the ball straight to vernon heargraves who had he not stepped out of bounds because of the hustle of seantrel henderson, he would've scored a touchdown. Why was that play against the gaytors and the picks last night similar, because that's how smo17 plays when he faces another team with strong to top notch defenses, he just doesn't understand or see the game clear enuff to slice and dice solid defenses apart.

The statement that "morris can make all the throws" is fals, people calling for more use of the tight-ends, that's not going to happen with smo17, who on here actually think they can Trust morris throwing over the middle of the field, he doesn't understand or know how to make those type of throws cause he drills everything, which means he can't make all the throws, and once again, smo17 continues to lead the nation in errant passes.

But worst than smo17 last night was watching the return of oach OH-NO, the return of the 500 yard club president. I'll say it again, the reason james coley keeps calling alot of erractic crap is because in practice, alot of his play calls work against our defense, those stretch plays he kept calling worked well against our defense because our d-linemen are taught different, but those stretch runs didn't work against Unc, power running did.

While that tight-end for Unc is a real good athlete, i'm not going to down play what he did, but the one consistent thing that oach OH-NO seems to do, somebody from the other team is normally going to have a career day against this efensive scheme.

To those numb nutz who got all fat & happy about the defense after playing all of those cupcake games and tried to say this defense has gotten "bigger, stronger and faster", how fast did we look chasing ebron on that 71 yard touchdown. That's 2 years in a row where this efensive scheme has giving up to 70 something yard touchdowns to 2 guys that in no way shape or form should be doing that in last year's logan thomas and now ebron. I got me beating them in a foot by just back-pedaling.

Also, if you're letting a tight-end get a free release off the line of scrimmage at full speed, of course he's going to get behind the linebackers.

I'm not worried about Fsu or no other team, they don't scare me, smo17 does. The funny thing is, as bad as this defense has been the last 2 years, this scheme has worked well against gumbo fisher and that offense. All james coley needs to do is get away from running whatever offense gumbo fisher runs and get back to running a power based offense that suits us and what art kehoe is real good ant coaching.

But this was Stephen's time and I just felt he was going to lead us to victory. Well Al I;m you thought he was going to lead us to victory because I sure as hell wasn't. I thought we were going down in flames. Geez nobody's say he should lose his job. Well maybe some are, but he he stunk the place up last night . That kid cannot throw a soft high touch. Are we going to take a loss before ever trying a change.?


Posted by: Calvin | October 18, 2013 at 08:38 PM

Cal, instead of trying to post stupid comments on a fan blog, why don't you go get a college coaching position? May be you can run your own pee wee team for a change and get busy. Most of us will be happy to be rid of you from this blog.

"Why was that play against the gaytors and the picks last night similar, because that's how smo17 plays when he faces another team with strong to top notch defenses, he just doesn't understand or see the game clear enuff to slice and dice solid defenses apart."

"The statement that "morris can make all the throws" is fals, people calling for more use of the tight-ends, that's not going to happen with smo17, who on here actually think they can Trust morris throwing over the middle of the field, he doesn't understand or know how to make those type of throws cause he drills everything, which means he can't make all the throws, and once again, smo17 continues to lead the nation in errant passes."


Or maybe the offensive play-call doesn't have a hot read? Have YOU watched the film to see what his reads were? That fake reverse he found S. Coley in the flat. If A guy was wide open every play on a short route you think Morris would fail to connect? So last year against ND or FAU this season when Dorrsett and Coley were dropping TDs it was because Morris can't throw?

And when scouts, Archie Manning and the like say the kid was the most talented at the Manning camp you tell me you're a better evaluator of his passing tree?

You're comical and with that earn some of the ridicule you get daily.

come again.

The team is 6-0, can't really argue with the record.

Set SM till he is 100% coach. he is now changed his mechanics which has resulted in his trying to do to much---not one > snap until he is fully healed. SHenderson was simply awful. Poor execution, lack of hustle on many plays. He is a cancer that has spread to the offensive side of the ball. why is he still playing or better yet why is he still on the team. unless their is a change in approach to the players and their problems FSU will dominate and embarrass the
whole team and the UM. RW against WF a no brainer.

No wonder coach goldie was complaining about this team not being in shape when he got here, he already knew what some of us didn't know until the turtle/his 1st game, that defensive units under him and oach OH-NO were going to consistently be on the field for long periods of time because of the scheme., in the not to distant past, the defensive didn't need to be in this kind of shape because they were use to getting a whole lot of 3 & outs.

I will say this though, the team did a great job of Upholding the Legacy" last night by really making holding up the 4 fingers" count and mean something for real and not just for show.

But seriously though, i cut the game off with 16 secs left and didn't see that part of the game until today, how a team is allowed to almost win the game with 16 secs left starting from their own 20 yard line is a travesty. Than we going 3 down linemen with 3g, luther robinson & rightfully so tyriq mccord, but why no Alquadin Muhammad, you bring him in for every other obvious passing situation. It was comical watching us substitute to a pass rushing formation when it was around 3rd & 5, i was laughing saying WTH are we doing, this is not an automatic passing situation they're going to run a delayed draw/run, show nuff, 1st own Unc.

This mac staff makes to many critical coaching mistakes that are being covered up by talent. Why does it take our defense so long to get lined up, cause oach OH-NO is slow in recognizing how to attack situations he hasn't seen on film, reason being, being primarily a zone team, you don't find out immediately where your dominant match-ups are, the best way i can describe the 3-4 scheme is, it reminds me of the principles communism, where every team we face is treated the same, not trying to see who's better or worst, just trying to maintain a consistent system that doesn't make you get to high for sure, but not to low either. In football, that's what you call a disaster waiting to happen.

Where as the 4-3 is alot more like capitolism, where you're trying to find out right away what you can exploit and gain an advantage in other areas to maintain dominance. The principles of the 4-3 allows for less confusion because it's basically rooted in your man vs our man, we'll see who's better.

Where as this 3-4 crap is based on the "hope creed". I'm tired of seeing opposing teams have guys consistently running wide-open all game long and hearing people talking about passing this player off to another defender. Number 1 passing defense my arse, the 3-4 scheme's passing defense is like the last housing market, you knew the bottom was going to fall out sooner or later and many people were going to get exposed.

I said it last year, that notre shame defense wasn't that good, people kept trying to reply, "well if they're not that good, how come we only scored 3 points" when that was a perfect question for smo17. Than those same notre shame players ran across pittsburgh and bama and got man-handled.

tk swann, most of us in here are glad we're winning, but we're pissed off by the way we're winning because this team has enuff talent to be more dominant but is not being coached in game the right way. I was just waiting all season to see us play a balanced attack offensive team, and just as i suspected, along with jim gallo & Cane72, nothing has really changed and when you don't get that many turn-overs in this defensive scheme, you're going to have problems. coach goldie & his boy oach UH-NO will try and point to the points allowed, but that last 16 secs like the gaytor game is just irresponsible coaching.

What's the difference in having 4 down-linemen or even sending 5 and dropping back 6 db's, over having 3 down linemen and no pass rush and dropping 8 back, it's a continued contradiciton of past complaints, when it's said, "if you don't get a pass rush, eventually somebody is going to get open". It's just stupid football coaching is the bottom line.

IF you think about it, he was just off. the 2 1st drives for 2 field goals, missed FG, 2 or 3 times in their territory with picks, we could have put up 50 last night like most of us predicted

Posted by: Dom | October 18, 2013 at 07:23 PM
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Do yourself a favor and don't think. You are a dumbaS$. He was just off? This clown should have his own stand up routine. LMFAO at this clown. We SHOULD have put up 50 points last night against that 1-4 team. If East Carolina put up 55 on them...

Good enough to 6-0 though.

I got news for people on here, that wake forest game is going to be a physical game, coach grobe does a great job of maintaining an upper-class heavy team, i've been waiting to see a coach goldie coached team vs a jim grobe coached team, this is going to be a real interesting game.

shannon took a real young 2009 squad up to wake forest and they struggled but they got the win against a more mature physical team, why, because of style of play and no excuses about guys not being big enuff:

http://youtu.be/rOfzr_Jvl9g

Dom,

No offensive tds until second half, you can't explain that away. It was a bad game, accept it and move on to Wake.

UNC is not a Bad Team...UNC has a bad record.

Lost to Ranked USC
Lost to 4-2 ECU
Lost to GT @ GT in poor playing condiitons.
Lost to VA Tech that is not Ranked and in our way for the ACC Title Game
Lost to Ranked Miami after a bye week to game plan for an all out game of the Season for them...

For those of you who can not count UNC has lost to 3 Ranked Teams...Who has played 3 ranked teams so far this season...they might have played on of the most difficult first half schedules...

We lose our best player...we lose our best deep threat WR...we lose one of our best DBs...two of our other DBs get nicked...we have a QB who throws 4 Ints...and we still have enough to pull off some tough Defense late in the game to give us the ball back to go 90 yards with over 4 min for a game winning TD or a tying FG...we chose the TD and leave little time on the clock for UNC...

So a lot of you want to complain about Morris...the D...etc...really!

You dont know much about football thank goodness...I wonder how many of you played? I did from 5 till I finished 5 years of Collage Ball...I did not play at UM...would have loved to...but not good enough or tall enough...at least that is what they told me...

Are we back to where we want to be? No...are we where we need to be to compete for a 6th NC? No! Are we moving in the right direction yes...are we on the door step? Not yet, but we are playing in the yard...

FSU game does not matter other than Recruiting...if we play well we have a shot...

This is a one game season for the ACC Title spot vs Va Tech...then get past some teams that will give us their best shots...this will make UM a battle tested team...when the chips are down...UM will remember this game and the fact they pulled out a win.

A win is a win...its an even better win when you face the adversity we did and sill win!

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!

Hey Cal, How is T Bridge doing tonight? Looks like Louisville is in hand to hand combat for two weeks in a row.

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