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Gameday blog: Miami Hurricanes at Duke Blue Devils

Only three games left. The Hurricanes (7-2, 3-2 ACC) have a big one this afternoon at Duke (7-2, 3-2 ACC). Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPNU.

You know the drill here.

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BC running back getting 339 yds on the ground, now that is a running game

I TOLD YOU SO. I TOLD YOU SO. I TOLD YOU SO.

If stupid morons goldie and d'o used their 3 down linemen and LBs 5 yards off the line of scrimmage, Duke would run inside and outside for 5-8 yards a pop.

And if moron d'o stuck with his zone, NO pass coverage, Duke's QB would pick apart the Canes.

Duke will win and look good doing it thanks to their MVPs goldie and d'o

at least we have gary ferman... best halftime show in college football!

after last 2 weeks I cant even wear canes stuff anymore as I am losing belief in this team and coaches. after 40 yrs of loving Miami , im disgusted at what they show , and enough with the lack of talent , that is pure BS... it is coaching and heart period...

Un-acceptable totally embarrassed by this defense. there are not word's in existence to describe how this defensive coordinator has failed and how his defense looks so pathetic!

C'mon Al man up and make the change before your 7-0 start ends up 7-5!

Final score prediction:

Duke 42
UM 30

After watching the 1st half of this game (U v Duke), this team is on life support. This D sucks big time and the D coordinator sucks even more; where are the adjustments? How does a Duke team even play with a team like the U? Duke is not a good team, no matter what ESPN says. Damn, how many players on D does it take to tackle one RB? Why is #59, #31, or #2 playing at this point in the season? Play Kirby at MLB and put Grace in for #31; nothing will be lost, but more to gain in the future. And Morris, please stop throwing passes to players that are covered; is there any way possible to look off a player and throw to another? Does Morris have the ability to change a play at the line or is he only limited to what is called in from the sidelines? Win, lose or draw, this team leaves a lot to be desired. Playing or coaching football is not rocket science; this is painful to watch.

golden needs to move on from utough conditioning to something that instils more aggression!

UM can DEFINITELY pay a coach 3 million--don't believe what they tell U--they have the $, but are relying on the fans to solely hold the players talent accountable and responsible for the team's success. They refused to pay Butch and when the budget hire Coker won the auto-pilot NC (a season which even showed some coaching inadequacies) this funding philosophy was validated.

Y'all are y'all on worst enemy--keep lowering your collective expectations and defending mediocrity with annual excuses do to ineptitude.

no dorset, no duke, no coley... equals trouble!

You would've thought we were playing a powerhouse team watching this, this is the wrong mindset for this team, for this team to feel good after halftime for shutting down this obvious offense is pathetic:

http://youtu.be/dnKlPnQC1wE

double jeopardy with SM17. If you get pressure in his face, he won't ever plant/throw and take the hit. That 3rd play was a perfect example. I know Clive screwed up first on the drop, but that should have been a 3rd down conversion if SM17 stands strong to deliver the throw.

Even worse, I realize now why intermediate pass plays between the hashes are rarely called. SM17 is always late (even with his strong arm). You almost never see a receiver catch said type of pass unless he's flat footed staring back at the QB after waiting a full 2/3 seconds.

what this team needs is a new D Co ord and some guys who come in with the anger in their heart to punish people in front of them , atm our defense is full of gentlemen who hold the chair while someone else walks thru the door.

Anybody out there still want to defend D'Onofrio?

per gary ferman, "no reason duke should be handling miami physically at line of scrimmage!"

Be patient fans, I am sure in the next 5 years(my contract) I can get this turned around. Don't count these last 2 years, Donna said she won't. We will win, you will see.

If Duke would've handed the ball off to #3 before the half instead of the play-action that led to the sack--they would have scored on that run or at least been in FG position after that play. There was no one around #3 and he hit the hole flying.


Anybody out there still want to defend D'Onofrio?

Posted by: dbc | November 16, 2013 at 05:19 PM

Well, approximately 50% of CS/eoth patrons will keep on defending their beloved Marky Mark.

Keith, I agree with you; it has nothing to do with a lack of talent on this team. Damn, gets some coaches who can coach and game plan. Call Bud Foster and offer him $!M to coach our talent.

MORRIS is horrible..for a senior he has no clue...get him out of game..also D is horrible..we have seen this type offense before and it looks like they have no clue how to stop it...Time for D coach to be gone..totally unprepared

I think we're all on board to fire Danforio. This is the worst DL I've ever seen in Canes history! The only thing the D can do is bring 9 men in the box and let Duke beat them passin the ball.

I can't believe Duke is overpowering the University of Miami football team! Ridioclous!

I just don't believe in Morris. The lack of game management stinks. Defense can use some help. We need an xtra defense of coordinator. I want to see this defense play better, and all they do is let players run free.

this team makes me wanna drink!!!!!

Donoffrio is a BUM. Golden is a fine recruiter and spokesman, but not much of an in-game coach. If we lose this game it will be a horrendous loss and will show that there has been VERY LITTLE improvement under this coaching staff. And Donoffrio should get FIRED if that happens.

These big 10 nerds can’t get out of here fast enuff! When the last 4 teams have been using the same exact plays to score points, it’s not the players fault i can tell you that!

bigger, stronger & faster, lol, comical to use those 3 words in the same sentence. In another dog fight with duke once again.

Nobody can deny this fact, under shannon we played defense and you knew who was at fault on defense when a team moved the ball. In this defense, it's not the players fault because they're only responsible for their zones. Under shannon we played real solid defense, it was the offensive philosophy that held this team hostage. We need Miami guys to coach Miami players, our players don't identify with this sissy scheme on defense, how can a linebacker like dzp52 all of a sudden become null & void now, lol scheme.


UM can DEFINITELY pay a coach 3 million--don't believe what they tell U--they have the $, but are relying on the fans to solely hold the players talent accountable and responsible for the team's success. They refused to pay Butch and when the budget hire Coker won the auto-pilot NC (a season which even showed some coaching inadequacies) this funding philosophy was validated.

Y'all are y'all on worst enemy--keep lowering your collective expectations and defending mediocrity with annual excuses do to ineptitude.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | November 16, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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Very true on all accounts. Any outsider knew what Miami, Florida's SUIT's were all about, when they REFUSED to hire an UPPER-TIER head coach after the Shannon termination.

Maybe we should put an ad in the help wanted for some defensive coaches. Not that the offense is burning the field up either. 13 points on Duke's defense isn't a bragging thing. The sp teams td isn't the offense.

1st possesion for Duke will determine the outcome. Miami better get some kind of stop!!

Duke total yards this season:

NC Central - 488
Memphis - 470
Gtech - 254
Pitt - 532
Troy - 514
Navy - 435
UVA - 472
VTech - 198
NC State - 321
UM (at the half) - 252 (not a good look)

Golden should have kept our old defense of coordinator. He would have thought a few a things to D'onofrio.

this is disgracfull

This guy is to stupid to know how to use the safeties on defense vs the run, lol!


Let's get of these two clowns Golden and Donofrio.....UM is a serious Tier 1 program....bring back BUTCH DAVIS....teams like Duke, Wake will just be speed bumps on our march to the national title every year.

Oh my god I can't watch that defense. They are horrible.

This is horrible great half time adjustments Coach Do PLZ KILL YOURSELF!!!!

Duke!! We're losing to Duke!!!!!!!!!! A got dang basketball team Duke!!!!!!!!!! Freak I want Golden and Danforio fired!!! How can you defend this????! Alumni base needs to call for the firing of Danforio!!! What will it take??

Chickillio is just another 4-Star BUST!! Dude was getting his face BYTCHED SLAPPED all the way down the drive and it was his side Duke scored on. He was PAN CAKED by that DORK ot.

But then again, the added weight and D'Onofrio's schemes have hindered Chickillo's play!

Everyone knew the QB would take it except for D'Onofrio.

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The defense is demoralized... touch to watch. Against Duke of all people.

read option has been the #1 clown 500 killer for 3 years now. Fsu is not that good offensively, i tried to tell people, this duke offense has been way more efficient than Fsu's offense, lol, bigger, stronger & faster. After the V-tech lost coach goldie said things would get fixed, so this is fixed, lol. Again, who actually wants to go and play Fsu again in the acc championship game, so we can take this embarrassment on the road on national t.v., i'd rather us lose to duke than to take this defensive scheme anywhere to be seen by anyone, this is not Miami football.

wow they just look pathetic, please fire Coach D o he Blows hard

This defense isn't even trying. The players have quit on Golden and company. No more fight. Defensively I mean, They are so lost out there, it must be frustrating for them to know they have to go out there and get spanked each week.

Sadly for a once proud Hurricane football program. D'Onofrio will be in Coral Gables as long as Golden remains!

Stop defending Golden with excuses and make him earn something...

then maybe we'll see some results.

All you guys ripping Morris clearly do not have a clue. This game is being won against Miami's DEFENSE, the way FSU beat them, and VT did last week. In all the years of Al Golden the DEFENSE has not improved one iota! Earlier in the season some morons were saying that it was much better this year and I laughed, because they hadn't played any good teams yet.

It is obvious that Mark Donoffrio has no clue how to manage a Defense in-game, how to make adjustments, to stop what the opposing team is doing. That's the mark of a good coach. This is not Miami football! We have become accustomed to having a lousy defense under Al Golden and that has to stop! Mark Donoffrio must go!

Jacory Morris almost does it again.

This defense is bad, bad, bad. D'Nofrio should walk around campus with a bag over his head. The players should hang their heads in shame.

I said the canes needed 40 point to win, Hah. Then need 50 to win.

This is where Morris usually melts down.

The dc just leavin the inside wr there and running into the flats. No one there for 15 yards. They are doing everything the want to with at least one more option. Yeah we dint gave depth but dc will not take anything away. Then oc keeps on running bs playaction.

TD!!!!

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