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Five signs the Canes are heading in the right direction

At 5-0 the Miami Hurricanes are enjoying some time off with their second bye week of the regular season. That should help quarterback Stephen Morris' bruised right ankle get healthy in time for next Thursday night's showdown in Chapel Hill with North Carolina (1-4). 

First-year offensive coordinator James Coley joined WQAM's Hurricane Hotline Monday night and shared his thoughts after Miami's 45-30 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Here are some numbers that show us Coley is doing a fine job filling the shoes of Jedd Fisch, who is now coaching the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars.

SIGN 1: Even with a gimpy Morris under center and second-leading receiver Rashawn Scott out for the last four games, the Hurricanes are just as explosive, even a tad-bit more explosive on offense than they were a year ago. UM has hit on 17 pass plays of 25 yards or more. Last season they hit on 34 pass plays of 25 yards or more in 12 games.

Another encouraging sign from that is backup Ryan Williams is even getting involved. He's completed six of those long pass plays filling in for Morris, providing proof that while his arm may not be as strong as Morris' he can connect on the deep ball.

A year ago, Phillip Dorsett and Clive Walford led the team with nine catches of 25 yards or more. This year, it's Allen Hurns who has become UM's deep threat with five catches of 25 yards or more (he had one in an injury-riddled 2012 campaign). Freshman Stacy Coley and Dorsett are next with three.

"We call it chunks and home runs," Coley explained Monday. "Their eyes light up when we install the chunks and home runs during the week. They want the deep ball. Stephen does a great job throwing it. He has such a strong arm. He sees it very well and you've got guys that are running off the ball. It's hard to notice because everybody watches the guy who catches the ball, but the other three guys are instrumental in that deal also. There's a tight end last week on the second play of the game when Phillip [Dorsett] caught that great catch on that post route [for the touchdown]. The tight end on the other side Asante [Cleveland] took the corner on the near side and created a stretch. Stacy Coley took the safety in the middle and it put Dorsett one-on-one with the corner. If you watch the film all those guys really bought into playing with low pads, bursting out of their stances and creating the stretch we want."

"The home runs, deep balls are all a credit to the guys who work hard at beating press and beating zones. We run a lot of routes in practice and we try to emphasize it. Sometimes guys look at us like we're kind of crazy, but they understand. It's been fun to call it."

According to ESPN, the Hurricanes have a combined QB Rating of 174.7 which is 8th best in the FBS. A year ago, UM ranked 45th (139.5 rating). All that by the way with eight combined turnovers in their last two games (three INTs, five fumbles lost).

SIGN 2: Yes, Duke Johnson has fumbled three times in the last two weeks. But he's becoming more than just a player the Hurricanes sprinkle in with the hope he hits the home run.

In the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over Georgia Tech, UM handed Duke the ball five straight times after the Yellow Jackets had pulled to within 24-23. Johnson ran for 6, 6, 1, 6 and 3 yards, converting a 3rd-and-3 on his last carry. Two plays later, Stephen Morris hit Coley down to the three-yard line to setup Dallas Crawford's game-sealing touchown run.

On UM's next drive after that, Coley gave Johnson five consecutive carries again. He ran for 4, 16, 5, 4 and then 19 yards, driving UM from its own 34 to the Georgia Tech 18. Crawford scored on the next play.

Why is this significant? Johnson had never received five consecutive carries in any game since arriving in Coral Gables. The most he had were three (vs. FAU in 2013, Duke, USF, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia Tech in 2012). He also touched the ball a career-high six times on an 11-play scoring drive versus Savannah State. But never five carries in a row.

"I'm very proud of him," Coley said Monday. "He wants to be that guy and he became that guy last week where he wants the ball and they have to stop us and he's getting four, five yards a pop until he busted one. It's hard running. It's hard work especially when they're loading up the box and we're saying we're going to run the ball, you know where we're going and you have to come make this tackle. You watched it. We know he can hit the perimeter and run, but we saw him run it hard, take the contact, bounce off and get a couple more yards. Very proud."

By the way, the Hurricanes rank 10th among FBS schools with a 5.9-yard per carry average. A year ago they were averaging 4.7 yards a carry. Johnson by the way has three runs of 25 yards or more and two catches of 25 yards or more. A year ago, he had eight runs of 25 yards or more and two catches of 25 yards more.

SIGN 3: On the flip side of the coin, UM's defense has done a stellar job not only improving against the run, they've become adept at creating pressure on opposing quarterbacks and creating turnovers.

As I tweeted earlier today, the Hurricanes have produced 18 sacks, tied for fourth most among 123 FBS programs. Only Clemson, Virginia Tech and Fresno State have more (19). Who would have imagined that a year ago when UM had 13 all season.

At this pace, UM would finish with 43 sacks by season's end. That would rank 10th best all-time. The record is 52, set back in 1989.

SIGN 4: The added pressure on the quarterbacks has obviously helped the pass defense. UM has produced nine interceptions. That's tied for seventh most in the FBS. A year ago they had 11 all season.

The Hurricanes have created 16 turnovers overall and rank tied for 12th in turnover margin. They had 22 turnovers combined all of last year. 

SIGN 5: What's also being eliminated? The big plays. Mark D'Onofrio's defense isn't giving those up quite as often any more. UM had 22 explosive plays it allowed in its first five games last year (Boston College 4, Kansas State 4, Bethune-Cookman 4, Georgia Tech 4, N.C. State 6). 

> Georgia Tech had two plays over 25 yards Saturday -- a 31-yard TD run and a 27-yard pass. A year ago the Yellow Jackets had plays of 57, 37, 35 and 52 yards against UM.

> USF had two plays of 25 yards or more and one was a 36-yard completion against UM's second team unit. 

> The one long play UM gave up against Savannah State was a 75-yard touchdown run in which second and third team players weren't set at the snap. 

> Florida's longest run was 12 yards. The Gators did hit on 46- and 32-yard pass completions. But that was it.

> FAU's longest plays were a 19-yard scramble by its quarterback and an 18-yard completion.

So if you do the math, that's seven explosive plays in five games allowed by the defense and two of them came against the second and third team units.

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Calvin, we don't use that 'g' word here, it gets a certain troll mad, claims we are talking about Yesteryear when it was this season.

As for how JH would have done with this team, against that team, in let's say his senior year (to match SMO), I can't picture a rout, and perhaps even a loss. JH would have been able to make that first toss to Waters, but catching Dorsett in stride for the 52 yarder, not likely. So, first half Morris > JH.

BUT JH second half could not have done worse than Morris second half. 0-4 on third down, took a sack, and had a costly INT. I still don't see it as being a rout though with JH in there, just see it as a more comfortable win after Morris' excellent first quarter.

Posted by: Five Titles | October 08, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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Here's why if jacory would've been in there we would've routed the gaytors, jacory almost always moved the chains no matter who the competition was. His stats after our defense forced turn-overs were very high when it came to scoring points after turn-overs. Next j70 never had the o-lines that smo17 has been fortunate to play behind, smo17 normally gets sacked because he holds the ball to long or runs into sacks instead of stepping up in the the pocket.

As far as arm strength goes, never forget the tosses but particularly the toss he threw to travis benjamin in stride agaisnt Fsu in 2009 and the toss he threw to travis benjamin in that same year against clemson right after he had just thrown a pick 6 he immediately redeemed himself and the team. How about the bullet he threw to travis benjamin against Virginia tech in his senior year where travis went up the sidelines untouched. Or the bomb he threw to travis in stride against oklahoma, or the passes to stretch em streeter. He had more than enuff arm strength for college football, but that surgery to fix his thumb and that hit to the elbow by greg reid did have more of an effect on jacory than was let on.

Yeah....no shi* (not to you Manny!!)....any knowledgeable Cane fan...like myself....who has been watching this team for 30 plus years knew before this season a few things:

1.Were in South Florida....surrounded by a HUGE talent pool. As long as AG an Co. keep recruiting their tail off its a mathematical fact we will win another NC. It will happen. We are building towards that.

2. Our defense was YOUNG AND ENEXPERIENCED last year. I knew all it would take is a year of experience and learning. The wins at BC and GT last year were clear indicators that this team would eventually be special....it's getting there now.
Of course the offense is off the charts....all our skill guys are from here:

Morris
Duke
Coley
Hurns
Dorsett
Lewis
Waters

Next year will be the same....and better....

Defense next year off the charts....

My prediction for next year.....

Canes will be pre-season top 5 in the AP and all polls.... Canes will be one of the 4 teams to make it into the first ever playoff bracket....and rightly so!!


So, what are the odds that the NCAA comes down with their sanctions as the season is winding down and the 'Canes are looking at going to a bowl and all of a sudden, they want to take it away? What are the 'Canes' options?
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I enjoy golden showers and biting my pillow. The is no end to my douchebaggery!

Remember when Calvin said anybody who thought the Canes would finish in the top 50 in defense was delusional? Here we sit at 15th overall, 4th in sacks, and 7th in INT's.

Great article Manny! And thanks Calvin for the well reasoned response. So, pre injury Jacory or senior Jacory wins that game by more. But post injury and whipple Jacory might have lost it. Fair assessment, right?

And before running to smo's defense guys, look at the second half play by play for amp, it was horrible.

Remember when Calvin said anybody who thought the Canes would finish in the top 50 in defense was delusional? Here we sit at 15th overall, 4th in sacks, and 7th in INT's.

Posted by: JaxCane | October 08, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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You have me confused with someone else my man. I said this defense had to be to 45 in the country for me to ease up off of coach at the time clown 117th, but than i haven't looked at the schedule but i kept seeing alot of the soft games posted by others so than i changed my assesment and said this defense needed to be top 30 in all major categories in order for me to give coach donofrio a break, for the most part, so far so good, but when you've played the cupcakes we've played, i'm knowing we should be ranked higher but i'm just glad i don't have to turn the t.v. off or turn to another channel when the defense is on the field like i had to keep doing last year.

Jacory moved the chains...all the way to Canada.

Georgia Tech, UNC, Florida, and USF have all beaten us before. We don't have a right to call them cupcakes until we beat them on a consist basis.

Consistent basis*

Guess we can't beat Florida on a consistent basis because they won't play us. Muschamp...swagger...lol

And before running to smo's defense guys, look at the second half play by play for amp, it was horrible.

Posted by: Five Titles | October 08, 2013 at 06:23 PM

Second half of which game?

Jacory moved the chains...all the way to Canada.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | October 08, 2013 at 06:58 PM

Is he the starting QB for the Eskimos? Couldn't tell from his bio page.

Evidence that Jacory would have won by a larger margin? When did we EVER blow out teams during his years? I bet I can find more 3-5 INT games than you can find blow outs.

Despite Calvin’s ridiculous and skewed Jacory Harris/Stephen Morris comparisons I was and always will be a Jacory Fan. And yes, I have posted things that were not complimentary to Jacory to refute Calvin’s ignorant Jacory/Morris assertions.

Harris’ never lost a game at Northwestern High School. With one minute left in the 2007 6A state semifinal game against a very good Deerfield Beach team, Jacory led the Bulls on a 99-yard game winning drive. If you watched that game you know that when Jacory took the field for that final possession his body language sent a loud and clear message that the Bulls were going to win, and they did courtesy of a drive that may be the best ever in Florida high school championship play.

Jacory had as much, if not more heart, confidence and killer instinct than most any player I’ve watched play the game at any level. When he came into games to take over for Robert Marve you would see that the whole team would get a lift…they believed in his leadership and believed he would find a way to win.

Unfortunately, Jacory was not equipped with the physical tools to be a phenomenal QB and also was not blessed with a coaching staff that could coach him to be a better player. And that lack of coaching extended to the players around him who consistently failed Jacory on the field.

Had Al Golden and his staff coached Jacory from his freshmen year on his legacy would be vastly different and we would all be sharing stories about all the great things Jacory accomplished while a Cane.

The following are the things that we Canes should be talking about when speaking of Jacory—yes, you can point out the Ohio State game and others where Jacory made inexplicable decisions, but those mistakes, once again in my view, were directly the fault of the coaching staff. Read on:

*No. 3: Oct. 18, 2008 at Duke: The Hurricanes were staring at an embarrassing loss, trailing 24-14 in the third quarter. Harris, who was splitting snaps, took over for an ineffective Robert Marve. He threw three second-half touchdowns and ran for another in a 49-31 victory on the road. For the game, Harris completed 18 of 28 passes for 185 yards and accounted for five scores.

*No. 2: Oct. 31, 2009 at Wake Forest: With UM down by six points, Harris came to the rescue again. He led the Hurricanes on an 82-yard drive that was capped by a 13-yard touchdown pass to receiver Travis Benjamin with 1:08 left in the game. The drive included UM converting a third-and-long and an improbable 4th-and-16. On fourth down, Harris received a bit of help with receiver Aldarius Johnson making a leaping catch for a 29-yard gain.

*No. 1: Nov. 1 at Virginia: Down 17-10, Harris led a 15-play, 95-yard drive to force overtime. The tying touchdown, a 26-yard pass to receiver LaRon Byrd, came on a 3rd-and-15. Harris also converted a 3rd-and-13 on the drive. In overtime, Harris' five-yard touchdown to Johnson proved to be the difference in the 24-17 victory that made the Hurricanes bowl-eligible. After the game, Harris compared the comeback to his senior season in high school when he led Miami Northwestern on a 99-yard winning drive in the state semifinals.

Would Jacory ever have been the all-around high quality QB that Stephen Morris is today? No! But had he been blessed with our current high quality coaching staff and the team that Coach Golden has developed today Jacory would be a lock for the UM Hall of Fame.

I drink my own pee

JACORY........ REALLY? Do you know anything about football?

Great write up!

Jacory was a good kid. Bad QB, but look at the HC and the OC.

I don't think he starts in Edmonton. He might be 3rd string.

ARE WE BACK YET! DON'T COUNT US OUT THIS YEAR I CLEARLY SEE YOUR POINT BUT CHECK THIS OUT: FSU BEATS CLEMSON AND GOES INTO THE TOP 5, CANES WIN THE NEXT TWO GAMES(NC,WAKE) CONVINCINGLY AND GOES TO TALLAHASSEE UNDEFEATED AND AT #10.. CANES THEN BEAT FLA.ST BY 10 PTS PUTTING CANES IN THE TOP 8. CANES FINISH THE SEASON 12-0 AND SET FOR REMATCH WITH FLA.ST IN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP. CANES WIN AGAIN THIS TIME BY 4-7 PTS . NOW WE HAVE A 13-0 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYING IN THE ORANGE BOWL AND IN THE TOP 5. ALABAMA LOSES TO GEORGIA IN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP,OREGON GETS UPSET SO NOW U HAVE 3 UNDEFEATED TEAMS AND THE CANES ARE ONE OF THEM. CANES WIN AND FINISH #2 IN THE COUNTRY!! BUT #1 IN ONE OF THE POLLS. WISHFUL THINKING ?? OF COURSE!! BUT POSSIBLE?
DAMN RIGHT !! I'M A CANE FAN AND I EXPECT THE BEST.

Don't get me wrong, I liked Jacory. I think with Golden he would have had a much better career. I just think Morris is much better

One of you on here has already gotten to sweet D's B and its loose as a goose. No fun at all, plus he only gets a mini stroke from watching. I can't wait for the day he strokes out. At any rate, after Harriet and D I'm ready to move on to Calvin's balloon knot. Hey buddy, I got your favorite crayon covered in Elmers glue.

Do I get a reach around?

See guys, Ron and Calvin and I can agree and disagree without abuse.

Football, we were talking about the 9-7 game. SMO's numbers in the last three quarters were poor at best.
First Quarter, Excellent.
12 plays, 8-11, 101 yards, 2 TDs, and 3 yards rushing.
Second Quarter, Horrible.
4 plays, 0-4, 0 yards, 0 points.
Third Quarter, Not Stellar
7 plays, 3-5, 54 yards, -6 yards rushing, 0 points.
Note that the two misses were part of six incompletions in a row.
Fourth Quarter, Pitiful
6 plays, 1-5 and 1 INT, 8 yards, - 6 yards rushing.
Total
29 plays, 12-25, 163 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, -9 yards rushing.
Last 3 Quarters,
17 plays, 4-14, 62 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, -12 yards rushing.
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So, based on those numbers, it is fair to claim that Jacory Harris COULD have done better than those last three quarters.
It is also fair to claim he could not have done as well as Morris in that first quarter.

Why are we still talking about Jacory Harris and comparing Morris to him? Morris is more talented and will obviously be the better pro QB. Sure, Morris has his warts but there's no denying he has physical tools over Harris and IMO, the luxury of receiving better coaching and development than Harris received under Shannon/Whipple.

Ok..so JH is no longer on this Team and Shannon in not the Coach...sure you can say this and that...etc...but your points a mute!

Hear is why...can you imagine where the University of Miami Football Program would be if Howard Schnellenberger would not have left for the USFL?

TK...I like the thoughts...

But...Stay the Course and the Process!

One Snap at a time and one game at a time!

I had expected the NCAA to drop the hammer on UM prior to the UF game. If FSU and UM are undefeated for the Tallahassee game...I expect the NCAA to drop then...

If they don't, and don't anounce prior to the VT game, they will wait and push us out of the ACC Game if we can beat FSU, VT and earn the shot...

That would put UM in a very difficult possition going into 2014, as I expect they would have one of the best teams going into 2014...

Just my thoughts...

Go Canes!

Bleeding Orange, Green & White!

Ahh the Jacory debate. It is a fascinating one for sure. I loved that kid in high school. He was as good as advertised. Then he came in, won the miracle in Tallahasee and the Heisman stuff started. Then we learned his life revolved around spongebob, and he had a girlfriend but the problem was the girlfriend didn't keep him focused on football. For the next three years, Jacory didn't seem to care who caught the ball as long as he was throwing it. Unfortunately, that included the other team. It was the biggest example of a kid failing on the biggest stage as I have ever seen in my life. Don't misunderstand me, I liked Jacory, and lived it as a fan through his experiences, and I felt he deserved the chance to start over Morris when he was a senior even though Stephen had the better attributes.

But Jacory just never got er done. I remember whipple calling an 8 yard out against USF and Jacory floating it up for grabs 25 yards down the field with the game on the line and the ball predictably being intercepted. Whipple was pissed. Jacory not. And then, with Golden watching, Jacory targeted Notre Dame defenders in the Sun Bowl and asking them where they like to catch the ball in the Sun Bowl game. That was the ultimate sign of disrespect for Canes fan. You don't embarrass the U against ND.

I haven't followed Jacory beyond the brief tryout he had with the Steelers. If he is in Canada great. But for all of his potential, he is a kid that just never took that next step to be great,on or off the field. Good luck to him. We would all like to be proven wrong that we were mistaken about him. But he hasn't exactly given any reason to believe he can light up the CFL, or the NFL in a way he never lit up college football. If he does, I'll be his biggest supporter but that is a highly unlikely prospect. .

Just loving seeing improvement. Can't wait to Deon is back fully healthy. Hopefully North Carolina he will be back. What a difference he will make the rest of the season.

E, announcing at the end of the season is fine. We would appeal and be able to play a bowl anyway.

Some of you really need to find work. How the hell do you find the time to write so many long or detailed comments?

Why is anyone discussing "Joke-cory" at this point??? WHy is his name even a memory. He and Shannon single handedly finished the job of ruining The U that Larry Joker started!! The best thing to happen to us was the exodus of Robert marve, randy Shannon, Patrick nix and jacory harris and if you wanna go even further back Jarrett payton, frank costas & kyle wright !!!! go Canes!!!

Oh and P.S.. before anyone wants to give their little 2 cents or dispute my above comment answer two things: 1.) What did any of the aforementioned do in the pros? 2.) Where are they today?
Exactly! Just as I thought!!

Dissing Jarrett Payton? Nobody disputes your other comments, but Payton kept us in the OSU game after they speared McGahee.

He wasn't trying to be his father, just loved the sport and played hard for us.

Son of Sweetness should not be listed with such probation era disappointments as Costa or post title disappointments as Kyle Wright.

JMO, but delivered without insults toward That Guy.

I agreed with thatguy till he mentioned Jarrett Payton-

Payton kept us in the game after Willis was taken out by booshbag Will Allen on purpose against the OSU SUCKEYES.

By the way, Calvin, if Jacorry Harris moved the chains so well, had such good arm strength, knew how to read offense so well, and overall was a better QB than Morris,

Tell me this,

-Where is Jacorry currently?
- Where is he the start starting QB?
- What is his contract?

I willanswer this:

Jacorry Harris is not good enough to be even the third stringer in a Canadian Football League. In fact he isnt even on one of the best CFL teams and he isnt even third string. How is it then that NFL and canadian coaches are so blind to the fact that Harris is such a tremendous QB? How could that be?I just dont know! LOL.

The bottom line is Jacorry Harris did OK his senior year thanks to Golden. Once he was out of there, Thank God, UM as improved in all categories.

Jacorry Harris despite his yardage and numbers (thanks to havingbeen preferentially made the starteer andplayed even when he wasnt ready by Randy Shannon as a freshman)will go doen in UM history as the worse QB in UM history who was QB during one of the worse eras in UM football history. He should be in the UM hall of shame not fame

AND PLEASE CAN WE STOP TALKING ABOUT JACORRY HARRIS? CALVIN WHAT A J--RK YOU ARE


As far as Jarrett Payton, lets not forget the '03 game against FSU in the rain. Before the game Gore and 2nd back were hurt and Payton came in, 3rd string back. Had 100+ yards, helping us control the clock with not only a sound running game but was a major factor in us winning the game. Did he pan out to be the super star back we hoped for? No. But he had his place with us. Met him when he was playing for us & he is an awesome person, just like his dad was and deserves respect from his Cane fam.

Well, we'll see how the progress continues now that the real teams on our schedule are showing up. Really looking pretty good so far tho.
As far as the jacory vs morris thing goes- I liked jacory a lot. I think with AG coaching him out of HS he would have been considerably better in his decision making. Whipples "go long" offense did not help Jacory. That, and thankfully our receivers coach left and went to florida and now is out of football because there were way too many drops of Jacory's passes. Plus that kid played with heart, he took some huge hits standing in. Give Jacory this coaching staff, this system, this offensive line, and I believe he could be better than Morris because of his touch and leadership skills. Who knows, it's all speculation but I would take accuracy and touch over just arm strength. remember chad pennington?
I keep saying this- anybody else going to the NC game next week?

shut da hell up about Jacory and focus on this season. ya'll always find something negative to talk about no matter what..

As for why we are discussing Jacory, it is a bye week, UNC is not much to talk about, and his comment, that we beat UF by more with Jacory in the game under the same circumstances that Morris had, was truly interesting.

It's not like saying "Do we beat the Ravens last week if we had Marino in his prime but with today's easy passing rules instead of Tannehill?", it was actually up for grabs as being true or false and worthy of more detailed discussion, which is why we are here.

He isn't being rude about Morris, and isn't claiming Jacory would win the Heisman under Golden, so why not discuss JH versus SMO?

And again, if it bothers you and is not directed at you, it can also be skipped, not every discussion is going to be of interest to everyone.

Getting back to the UNC game, Did anyone else think that we beat the spread yet again? I mean, we have not only gone 5-0, but have gone 5-0 against the spread, too, which shows that we are underrated by the national folks including the bettors. And that even takes into account those five late gimme touchdowns at the end of games we had won easily.

After being only a 6 point favorite against GT, we should be 10-11 point favorites on the road versus UNC at 1-4, but the spread won't even be set until both QBs are cleared. Is it too homer of me to think we win by two touchdowns yet again?

Best part of Manny's article? It breaks down the big plays, showing that even though our defense DID give up alot of possession time and yards, it was all contained in front of them except for two FAU plays early on (first game jitters), one run and two passes in that 9-7 game, none for Savannah State by the starters, 1 for USF against the starters, and two for GT, one of which was a blown sideline angle.

When we were eight yards off each play against Maryland, it was scary. But over time, these players and coaches have gotten tighter coverage, while still preventing the big play against us. THAT is a reason for fans to say this team has improved, even if some folks want to claim we are facing easy teams.

No doubt this team is really talented, but it also has structure and strong leadership. I can't say it will win the national championship because that determination is beyond their control. I do know that I'll be proud of them, no matter what. The teams that brawled with FIU, lost 48-0 to Virginia in the final game at the OB, dropped three straight to Georgia Tech, and that partied with Shapiro had some talent too, but they lacked the structure and strong leadership that allows it to blossom. I chose to be a Canes fan in Atlanta on October 28, 2006. It's great to be a Miami Hurricanes fan.

You made the right choice CampbellvilleCane!

Just curious, where is Campbellville?

Jacory started out his UM career great, but IMO, I dont think he was ever the same player after that hit he took in the Virginia game.

D, I understand that Morris at #9 looks good, but just as Calvin is saying, his performance could be even better.

I still see him as a first round pick, and better than Tannehill for example

Posted by: Five Titles | October 08, 2013 at 04:08 PM

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did u really just say that Morris is better than Tannehill ?

So if Tannehill played for the Canes right now, he would sit behind Morris... And if Morris was on the Dolphins right now, he'd start in front of Tannehill ?

Do u ever listen to yourself and then wonder why people cannot take u seriously ?

So, from all my comments on here, THAT is what you took away from it, with your new ID?

Tannehill's two biggest throws were underthrows, that Morris would have hit in stride. Tannehill's clutch final play was getting sacked right after they said the only thing he needed to avoid was a turnover or a sack. I have been critical of Morris, but I also see that he is a real QB, not a guy that failed at being a WR and fell into the QB position.

Are you saying that Morris is that bad that my suggestion of him being a first round pick is wrong, or that Tannehill is that good that there is no chance Morris will do better in the NFL?

After all, if you are such an expert with that new ID and can prove me wrong, show me how

Tannehill 484 of 774, for 5450 yards, 7.0 YPC, 42 TDs to 21 INTs, for a 134.2 QB Rating, on a team that had the Heisman winner the next year in the same scheme.

is SOOOOO MUCH better than

Morris 411 of 705 for 5818 yards, 8.3 YPC, 37 TDs to 22 INTs, for a 138.7 QB Rating.

We can wait, and we know it will be a long wait at that.

Jacory WHO????????????????????????????///

ARE WE BACK YET! DON'T COUNT US OUT THIS YEAR I CLEARLY SEE YOUR POINT BUT CHECK THIS OUT: FSU BEATS CLEMSON AND GOES INTO THE TOP 5, CANES WIN THE NEXT TWO GAMES(NC,WAKE) CONVINCINGLY AND GOES TO TALLAHASSEE UNDEFEATED AND AT #10.. CANES THEN BEAT FLA.ST BY 10 PTS PUTTING CANES IN THE TOP 8. CANES FINISH THE SEASON 12-0 AND SET FOR REMATCH WITH FLA.ST IN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP. CANES WIN AGAIN THIS TIME BY 4-7 PTS . NOW WE HAVE A 13-0 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYING IN THE ORANGE BOWL AND IN THE TOP 5. ALABAMA LOSES TO GEORGIA IN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP,OREGON GETS UPSET SO NOW U HAVE 3 UNDEFEATED TEAMS AND THE CANES ARE ONE OF THEM. CANES WIN AND FINISH #2 IN THE COUNTRY!! BUT #1 IN ONE OF THE POLLS. WISHFUL THINKING ?? OF COURSE!! BUT POSSIBLE?
DAMN RIGHT !! I'M A CANE FAN AND I EXPECT THE BEST.

Posted by: TK.SWANN | October 08, 2013 at 08:55 PM

1 quality home win, 1 home win against a 1 dimensional 6-6 team and 3 wins over 3 teams that were absolutely horrendous. And now the Canes will be playing for the National Championship ?

TK, what you wrote above is beyond silly ridiculousness and deserves no logical response.

Lose your best Offensive , Defensive and Special Teams players in Morris, Perryman and Duke and where are you at ?

Gaturds did in Driskel, Easley and Dubose and they suck.

Posted by: Five Titles | October 09, 2013 at 08:50 AM

trying to figure out whether ur dumb, stupid, delusional or just plain nuts.

I'll get back to u when I feel like it.

Not making progress at the gate- TARPS,TARPS and more TARPS

Tannehill's two biggest throws were underthrows, that Morris would have hit in stride.

shutthefuckup

So Morris, after beating up on powerhouses FAU, Savannah St., USF and Ga. Tech he's ready to be a prime time NFL starter huh ?

What did he do, overall, against the sorryass Turds ?

8 second half 3 n outs ? 200 yards total yards ?

5titties, ur the poster child for the typical never played the game, but know all about it homer fan.

Fan, not player... fan.

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