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VIDEO: Golden, D'Onofrio, Canes players react to win over Georgia Tech

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This team is 5-0. That is all tthat matters. Hasnt been 5-0 since 2004.time to celebrate and then work on a few things.

Good adjustments on defense. Took away the B back just in time before the game got away. Redzone mistakes still haunt miami and morris at timesstruggles with accurqcy.

But the U is getting there. Not there yet, but getting there.

Good win, clearly there are things to work on.

Canes dropped the hammer on them in the second half. That's the mark of a good team trying to become great.

Dorsett's miscue was the only blemish on what was a total rout over the last 30 minutes.

Win is a win. Have concerns about the defensive line. What about Sentral switching over to defense, probably nose tackle. Dynamic short to intermiate passing game,with Duke Johnson getting about 20 carries.

Seantrel solidified his place as a backup offensive lineman. Officially, now, a bust considering his talent and potential.

It's a shame.

Hats off to Dno and the and the defense for winning the game.

Manny dropped an F-bomb in the Golden video, about 6:10 in. lol

yup, seantrel is officially a bust. hope he is getting a good degree and has some business world connections - call jacory?

way to go canes. heya gallo - I need a list of Golden's casualties...and a rant on D'no - Calvin? trololol!

Since 2004 huh ? No wonder you're so giddy and once again delusional.

1-0 vs ranked teams

4-0 vs cupcakes

Hush nerd, your fake internet rivalry is over now.

At " u alnt done nuffin"...how many ranked teams have you played ....0! And U lost to one of your unranked teams,lol. All U have left is a few overrated teams and another cupcake. Some experts are arguing that ufelons shouldnt even be in the top 25. Most experts are saying UM is for real. Lmao what have y'all done since tebow left....? NUFFIN! FSU is gonna burn that d next month.

Jim,

Guess you see how it feels to have a different opinion than the majority on this board. Lol. I don't think you are stupid, crazy or a troll just someone who viewed that game different than most.

I do see a few of the points you're trying to make however.
Didn't like to see Morris limp back there to hand off the ball, his ankle all but took a lot of the play action opportunities. I think sitting Morris for this one wouldn't have hurt. Defensively I though we could've played better. A few times guys were in the correct spot but didn't make the play. Game shouldn't have been as close in my opinion either but I have no problem with being 5-0.

Posted by: True Cane | October 05, 2013 at 08:28 PM
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Basically the way this game started off was a direct reflection of us playing to many cupcake teams, so it took a minute for the defense to catch up to the physicality of Georgia techs offense but eventually we did. But i don't care who you are, it never looks good or is a good sign when an option team comes out passing the ball on you knowing full well your db's are sprinting back, it was actually comical to me to see an option team opening up with the pass like they did.

Either way, we won though and i'm glad the soft games are over now guys will have to bring their physical games every week. It's going to be real interesting when we play Fsu, i'm curious to see how our/this pass defense concept affects winston or will he torch us, always good to see our defense getting/forcing turn-overs too.

smo17, good ankle or bad ankle, i'l say it again, he can't throw over the middle of the field consistently because he doesn't pick up the linebackers well and as far as the tight-ends go, smo17 doesn't have the touch to get them the ball in the middle of the field between the linebacker and safety, that's been a weakness of his since he's gotten here, this is why our tight-ends have only been productive mainly with the flat routes. ryan williams actually sees the field better than smo17 in that regard and is more accurate as well.

LAst paragraph-I dont fully disagree with Calvin. Thanks Calvinfor not bringing up Jacorry> You might be developing some common sense after all this time.

A win is a win. Ga Tech had their triple option cranking early in the game, with the fullback (sims) pounding away, and that weird diamond formation which was hard to stop on the fly. D players were confusd and runningaround like chickens. They admitted as much in interviews. But Donofrio DID ADJUST very well at halftime, and they took away the B back and began stoppage in the periphery. That was key. Miami O began clicking. The one UNFORGIVABBLE mistake was Dorsett's muffed punt. COME ON MAN! ANYTIME YOUHAVE TO CHASE AFTER A PUNT AND OR GETDOWN TO CATCH IT IS A 50-50 FUMBLE!. HE NEEDS TO REALIZE THAT. ALTHOUGH HE DID HAVE A VERY GOOD GAME.

Stay Coley is a stud. As dangerous as anyone in the country.

Morris also needs to see the field better in the redzone. He needs to really work on seeing the backers and safetiesand not throw the ball into coverage. His two INTS were bad reads. 100% on him although he was seen yelling at Clive after the pick.

I still dont like how Duke runs with the ball when he is being tackled. He needs to either a) beef up the forearms and biceps or b) two handed once he starts getting hit by defenders.

I'm still not sure if I liked Golden tying the game at halftime on 3rd and less than 1/2 a yard at the ten with a minute left in the game. DOes he have concerns about our ability to pound it in? Some coaches and teams have no doubt- Paul Johnsonfor sure would have gone for it esp if he was getting the ball back in the second half! I'd like to see you alls opinions onthat one.

5-0. All that matters. With the exception of FSU, Clemson and Oregon, the top 15 did not winbig in any of their games. Ohio State barely beat an overrtaed NW team. Got a bad call on a horrendous 4th down spot at the end. UGA almost lost to a terrible UT team. SO i do not think UM will move this week.

This is how youbeat Jameis Winston (or contain him): BLITZ. BLITZ constantly and harass the he-- outof him. Because he will pick you apart with Greene and Shaw if youlet him sit there.

Morris' ankle is really holding him back. Either bench him until he's ok or allow him to fully recover. He's barely able to hand the ball off to Duke.

Amazing, the usual suspects aren't here with their expertise on how to fix our broken program...there'd be three pages of long posts if we'd lost. I'd gotten used to scrolling through personal invectives. Kinda disappointed that there isn't more garbage to sift through.

Credit to the Offensive Line and Defensive Line. The depth and talent there is what made us champions; it's great to see that aspect of the program rebuilding.

The haters are so funny.

We're 4-0 vs cupcakes and 1-0 vs ranked teams. We haven't done anything.

FSU has been pounding cupcakes, but Jameis Winston is an elite QB and a Heisman candidate. Louisville plays nobody, weekly, but they're awesome.

From now on, the defense's and the canes fans will cringe when Duke gets the ball. Waiting to see if he runs by everyone, or hands the ball off to the defense. His fumbling will cost us a game some day. Bench the guy before he ruins a great undefeated season so far. Golden needs to man up.

Offensive line did great yesterday. No Seantrell either. When is that guy going to get it together?!?

Duke had some nice runs, his vision is so awesome. Dallas Crawford also ran tough. Haggens made a couple of plays. The whole offense looks good.

I don't think Dorsett should return punts, he's looked bad all season.

The teams body language the last two weeks has been one of being simply disinterested to start the game. At South Florida, we came out kinda flat and really didn't seem to wake up until the bulls scored that first TD, then it was like things became real to them and they realized they were going to have to play. Then yesterday they went through the motions to start with and before they knew it an interception, a fumble later we were in trouble down 17-7 only to get a fumble to stop GT's momentum. Then we started to play somewhat like we know how to. I know this, we better not come out like this against FSU or we will end up like Maryland did. And we can't afford to do this against other teams or else we could be upset. I know for a fact Coach Golden preaches that to the players but with most young people, it doesn't sink in until it is way too late. Let's hope that isn't the case with our guys.

What's up Championships,

I noticed the same thing about body language yesterday. We came out flat and weren't into the game at all.

I think Golden doesn't let them get up too much. There's something to be said for that because they seem calm at key points in the game. This is fine if you're taking care of business, but we weren't in the first quarter.

I agree that this attitude would get us crushed against FSU. We start late in a rivalry game at it will be over before halftime.

Champ/ junkie:
Good to see you guys on here.

I agree .

Good observation.

My take is that CG has these guys at a certain level, and he does not want them too hyped to start and not be able to maintain, throughout the game.
He is a kind of "Steady as you go" and total focus kind of mind set.

I liken this to two boxers. One comes out and is all pumped for the first 3 rounds. Starts to fade and gets knocked out in the 5 th.
The other guy is jabbing and moving, total focus, and planning way ahead as he paces himself. That is the temperament in our '13 'Canes.

The old teams were wild and crazy, and could switch it on and off . That threw all their opponents off, and made them successful!!!. The opponents were worried as to who would show up. The fatigues, or the Swag Strutters.
I loved it, but this is a more measured, and working the process type of 'Canes.
CG has them in a good place.
Go 'Canes

Good points canes junkie. Dorsett has been an issue all season on returns.

Forgot to call out Hagens! That guy is awesome; so glad to see him produce on his limited touches. His blocking is great. I hope he gets picked up by a nfl team for the detail work he does. Dallas Crawford has been a great bright spot too. Really glad to see him get his opportunity to shine this year.

This Oline isn't as good as the 01-02 unit, but with Kehoe and recruiting, we are focusing on that crucial aspect. So great to have quiet confidence when watching as a fan that the protection as well as the blocking schemes are so...taken for granted.

How about T McCord!? That HIT! such a recruiting /coaching success story for our defense. J Gaines! Our secondary is looking SO much better than last years - thanks to the pressure the front is getting.

Why do we give up cheap TD's at the end of games?? Margin of victory matters in the minds of voters.

What's up Championships,

I noticed the same thing about body language yesterday. We came out flat and weren't into the game at all.

I think Golden doesn't let them get up too much. There's something to be said for that because they seem calm at key points in the game. This is fine if you're taking care of business, but we weren't in the first quarter.

I agree that this attitude would get us crushed against FSU. We start late in a rivalry game at it will be over before halftime.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | October 06, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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When you've played the majority of of cupcakes on your schedule this will tend to happen to you. But also, it's a by product of coach donofrio and coach goldie's sit back, wait and see approach to defense, nothing new. This defensive scheme is designed to sit back, wait and see how the offense is trying to attack you and than adjusting from their. Whereas in our normal 4-3 scheme, where offenses had to adjust to what our defenses did, it's the other way around now and has been since goldie and his minions have gotten here.

It's an approach that an definitely get you behind in a game, whereas in the old 4-3 schemes, no matter what formation they came with, that diamond formation would've gotten blown up from the get-go.

LOL! THERE IT IS, CALVIN! I knew you wouldn't let us down! called it! Gallo list!? Who are we missing here? Harriet? D? C'mon guys! weigh in!

There are problems on O and D. There is no use of the TE and FB and both can play. SM is a pocket passer and has to be coached better on short screens. I don't trust him running under no circumstances. Why Hagans isn't getting the ball more is anybody's guess. Same thing with Walford. Crawford MUST be used as a decoy and as more of an offensive weapon. Crawford is a decent QB, too.

This D is more suited to the passing game. It seems like they are always in "spread" mode. I saw no swarming, nothing up front against GT. The loss of Johnson and Paul is evident. The LB's are better than good, but too much pressure is on them and secondary due to weak DL.

The run stop D does not exist. The good teams will run crazy on this D. Strangely, UM has good players on D. Jenkins is OK. Chick seems to disappear for three quarters. The DL is weak, but I like Shayon.

As the schedule gets tougher, this UM team, and its coaches, will get weaker. And what ever happened to possessing the ball for long periods of time?

"way to go canes. heya gallo - I need a list of Golden's casualties...and a rant on D'no - Calvin? trololol!

Posted by: beedharphong | October 06, 2013 at 01:23 AM"

CanesJunkie and Championships,

I agree with both of you about coming out flat. But it is normal every good team goes through it especially against teams they know they're better than. I'm not happy about it but it's reality. Alabama had a rough game against Colorado a few weeks ago. You're right though we cant come out like that against Florida State. However, it's a rivalry game and Miami will have a lot to prove so I don't really see them coming out flat. It's hard to when you have so much adrenaline for those big games. I think these extra days off will help Morris feel better and we will be in a good position to challenge FSU when we are at our peak. I look forward to it but let's take care of business vs. North Carolina and Wake Forest first. 1 game at a time. Go Canes!

Colorado State***

One of the best things about the Canes this year is they are resembling the Canes of old regarding their toughness. I think that been sadly lacking up til this year, and which to me is an extremely important ingredient in order for a team to be successful. It was really evident when they came out in the second half and just started manhandling Tech and an attitude bordering on disdain.

Cool Cat - I don't know which game you watched, but even if I agreed with your analysis of the defensive front, I'll still take that "this D is more suited to the passing game" to what we had last year, where our secondary got torched by every heismanesque QB from EVERY team we faced. Our run D has made LEAPS from last year. Credit booth-bound D'no for actually making adjustments in the second half that our guys actually executed! That front improvement has made the turnover margin for us on the passing game possible. Both ints yesterday came due to opposition panic mode AND getting to the passer with the line. No denying that.

Agreed that the garbage time tds we've given up lately are infuriating.

Totally disagree that this coaching staff and players will get weaker as the season goes on. I don't think we have a 4 quarter chance against yesterday's FSU - credit to them, and VT is not going to be easy at all.

The rest of the schedule is one where not single game is a gimmee - even against DUKE - BUT!, each is winnable. I see our defense getting better as the season goes on, unlike last year; especially as so many have pointed out - that we sucked against DUKE.

Regarding the TOP on offense? I don't mind the quick strikes at the beginning of the game. We have tended to be better at TOP mgmnt in the second half, given that opposing defenses of merit force it upon us.

We can't even overlook UNC, but I like the methodical approach this team seems to be buying into. I will take it all season, even if we lose to both FSU and VT. If we lose to UNC, WF, DUKE, UVA, or Pitt because we believe too much in the hype stink - woosh, bad juju on coaches. I just don't see us falling prey to the hype machine THIS year...fingers crossed.

I was really worried about how we'd handle GT this year; it looked like we wanted to give it to them early - heck, till almost too late. This year's second real win was most attributable to our defense - again. No denying that.

Miami is now ranked NO. 13 in the A.P. poll. Perhaps the Hurricanes will follow suit in the USATODAY/ESPN Coaches poll, too.

New Heisman Watch"

1) FSU QB. The complete package. He is a leader and still a kid. He's having fun, team is stacked, we haven't seen the best of this kid yet.

2) Manziel: If U saw Manziel last year, this year is a continuation. He'll run less in the NFL, but still be good.

3) Former RS standout NW recruit Bridgewater; he might be the best overall individual player in college football right now. But U of Louisville doesn't play anybody, so Teddy is up against himself every week. If he keeps knocking people out, he'll set some more records, but UL is the second coming of Boise State. Strong had the chance to schedule at least two competitive teams, but....

Note: Boyd from Clemson won't win Heisman, because if there ever was a "system" QB, Boyd is it. This is Dabo Sweeney's "system" that U see every week. Why do U thing Ellington got drafted in 6th round last year. Take Boyd out and insert anybody else and that person succeeds because of Sweeney's "get it up the field" fast offense. Why do U think Clemson is so up and down? That's because the "system" fails every now and then and Boyd is rendered incapable of doing anything outside of the "system." Boyd is good, but won't play QB in the NFL. And what position does Watkins really play? Is he a WR in the NFL? No. He is a backup RB in the NFL or a PR or KR. A Percy Harvin kind of player.

Sleeper Heisman choice: Miller at OSU.


ryan williams actually sees the field better than smo17 in that regard and is more accurate as well.

Posted by: Calvin | October 06, 2013 at 10:22 AM

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Yes, from the few games Williams saw significant playing time, he does have a better grasp of the field and absolutely has a Feathery touch on the football, which Stevie lacks.


I don't think Dorsett should return punts, he's looked bad all season.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | October 06, 2013 at 11:27 AM

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F-R-E-E Coley, because it's time to give the Kid some touches in the special teams phase of the game. hUh

Beedharpfong and his bloody MINIONS are bloody MISSING the Green nd' Orange Big Picture!!

Because Miami basically OWNED Georgia Tech the entire game after their ugly first-quarter showing, and the Bumbling Bee's recieved a package gift T.D. from Phillip.

Also, the Stumbling Bee's got a cheap touchdown with less than 14 seconds left in the game.

THE DUKE ran tough yesterday. It's a bloody shame his T.D. streak came to an abrupt end.

Nevertheless, THE DUKE gets another opportunity to begin another touchdown streak against Carolina Blue. hUh

It never looks good or is a good sign when an option team comes out passing the ball on you knowing full well your db's are sprinting back, it was actually comical to me to see an option team opening up with the pass like they did.

Either way, we won though and i'm glad the soft games are over now guys will have to bring their physical games every week. It's going to be real interesting when we play Fsu, i'm curious to see how our/this pass defense concept affects winston or will he torch us, always good to see our defense getting/forcing turn-overs too.

smo17, good ankle or bad ankle, i'l say it again, he can't throw over the middle of the field consistently because he doesn't pick up the linebackers well and as far as the tight-ends go, smo17 doesn't have the touch to get them the ball in the middle of the field between the linebacker and safety, that's been a weakness of his since he's gotten here, this is why our tight-ends have only been productive mainly with the flat routes. ryan williams actually sees the field better than smo17 in that regard and is more accurate as well.

Posted by: Calvin

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Well, well, well, Calvie is at it again...first of all the fact that Georgia Tech opened with a pass is they believed our corners and safeties were going to be aggressively moving towards the line of scrimmage, not sprinting backwards as you absurdly claim...first lie refuted!

Next, you claim the soft games are over, which you conveniently gloss over the Canes win over the 10th ranked team in the nation at the time and that fantastic win...second lie refuted!

Then you take your cheap shots at Stephen Morris (you are running out of things to lie about) who yesterday bravely played with what everyone knows now to be a serious ankle injury. That injury is preventing Stephen from using his normal throwing motion and is mostly forced to use all arm, which based on most all of his fantastic throws yesterday highlights the extraordinary talent of our starting QB. To say Stephen doesn't have the touch to throw to his tight ends over the middle and that is why the TE production is off is laughable and daylights someone who has no worldly clue as to the offensive schemes run by the Canes...Third and a few more lies refuted.

Seriously Calvin, you need to take your act back over to the pee-wee league and sit with the mothers of the children and regale them with all of your football knowledge.

How's it a going Junk? Yeah I agree that Coach Golden keeps the guys on an even keel mindset. From what I saw the guys as Michael Irvin said in the U documentary, ventured into the land of overconfident which can get them beat. We made the necessary adjustments to win the game. I would like to see against these lesser opponents to go out and crush their confidence right from the start. I am just concerned that from a mental standpoint that our players think they are better than what they really are and not take teams serious. Personally I am just glad that the Ga Tech game is over and we have an off week to get healthy and get Morris rested and healed up.

The Oregon QB has a chance to win Heisman. His setback: Who has seen this guy play?

SM just doesn't like to throw screens. That's part coaching. Using Hagens and TE is a plus, especially against a weak D. Crawford MUST be used more. the point is that the O is good, because it's going to be called on time and time and tie and time again to win games that the D has given up.

For the nimrods who absurdly attack Stephen Morris:

"ESPN’s Scouts Inc. raised Stephen Morris to 30th among all NFL Draft prospects."

cool cat, i keep telling you man, our tight-ends seem under used only because smo17 is not a good passer using the middle of the field. As evidenced by his 2 picks. Him yelling at clive was comical, what did he want clive to do, fly, no way was clive going to be able to catch that ball, you need real touch in order to complete those tye of passes, something smo hasn't come close to doing, he's the laser meister.

When it comes to this defense though, we'll see how this defense does against a traditional offense is what i'm waiting to see myself. We haven't faced one yet, well the gaytors offense tried but we'll see what happens going forward. I think this defense will be alot more solid when it faces traditional offenses, but we'll see, thus far the teams we've played haven't prepared us to good except going up against a physical running team like Georgia tech. The funny thing is, Virginia tech continues to use our blue print for defense, see their d-tackles, so that's the main reason they held Georgia tech to 129 rushing like we use to do.

You would've thought we'd have played better defense yesterday to start the game going into year 3 against an option team. We definitely got talent on defense, i like what i see from rayshawn jenkins as a True sophmore though. From a secondary standpoint, we should only get stronger, especially if deon bush regains his spot back, the way he flew down on special teams yesterday, he's definitely starting to get his speed back. Which will be right on time as the days of playing the cupcakes are over with.

D - I have Minions!? Nice.

Well, we'd like to point out that we agree with you on the garbage time tds, and that sloppiness by two of our best skill players cost us tds.... so there's that....the big picture thing? um, my minions and I are flattered, but the point that this team is different and growing is, um, pretty cool. Let's keep it up.

Coach D'Onofrio's adjustments to the 'new offensive looks' Georgia Tech installed during their extended prep time for the Canes highlights that we truly have a topflight defensive coordinator. After his adjustments the Canes, for the most part, shut Tech down.

On a different subject...does anyone know why 'Gus the Bus' didn't see any action?

952: Blitz and Blitz some more the FSU QB; Not a good idea. Who on the D would blitz? Certainly not anybody on DL. U blitz a LB or secondary player and Jameis exploits and burns that. This is not good advice. He's not even playing hard either. He's laughing and having fun.

The last thing we need is for DunnoToday, DunnoTommorrow, JustPlainDunno and FSU will show everybody that IDunno to read some stupid defensive advice like that.

So, Cool Cat, i agree on the nonstop blitzing being bad advice, but you're still on the dunno tip? haven't got a response on your earlier post either..my minions await.

For those of you who know football you will find information below that once again refutes Calvin's lies and stupidity. The receiving opportunities were spread evenly amongst the receiving core, which is exactly what you want. The facts refute Calvin's idiocy and attacks on Morris:


Miami Hurricanes versus Georgia Tech Receiving:

Hurns----4 catches
Coley----3 catches
Dorsett--4 catches
Walford--3 catches (1 drop)
Johnson--1 catch
Hagens---1 catch
Crawford-1 catch


The last thing we need is for DunnoToday, DunnoTommorrow, JustPlainDunno and FSU will show everybody that IDunno to read some stupid defensive advice like that.

Posted by: 'Cool 'Cat | October 06, 2013 at 01:52 PM
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Still one of the all time great sayings. The booth has saved him though. Come this year against Fsu or any other team, no excuses for sure. I like that we have widereceivers that can go up agaisnt anybody. Our o-line actually played better without seantrel who i have no problem with myself and to those who keep saying that man is a bust, let that be a lesson to you about these recruiting sites and all these nerds ranking and trying to rank highschool players. I said it before he got here, he wasn't that good and plus he's from minnesota, somebody tried to counter me by saying steve walsh was from there also, but i told them, seantrel is a real solid talent, but when he chose usc i never wanted him to transfer here or pick us either before he chose usc only because i like the old days where none of these nerd websites can try and take credit if we win a national championship under coach goldie, by saying after the fact, "well Miami had some of the highest rated recruiting classes over the last so & so years, you knew this was coming".

We'll see how things go, whoever those bozo announcers were yesterday, had to be some of the most irritating i've heard i years. All he kept saying about smo17 was the words of the day "weight transfer" and than whoever the bozo was that overreacted to armbristers first name.

Morris had his fifth career 300-yard passing game and has thrown at least one touchdown in 10 games in a row.

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