The Eye of the Storm: 'Canes Football

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  1. Big Suge Knight

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    The Eye of the Storm: 'Canes Football

    The 2011 U of Miami Hurricanes enter the season unranked and picked to finish 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Coach Big Suge Knight looks to exceed those expectations in his first year as a head coach. The good news for Coach Knight is he inherits some experienced big play personnel lead by QB - WR tandem Jacory Harris and Aldarius Johnson on offense and safeties Ray Ray Armstrong and Joseph Nichols on defense.

    Offensively the lack of depth along the offensive line may cause problems as the marathon of season progresses but the unit looks strong. And they will need to be if Harris and Johnson are going to have time to connect. Junior HB Lamar Miller is confident the line will open up holes to enable him to use his good size and great speed combo to build upon the 723 rushing yards he put up last season. Thearon Collier and Travis Benjamin are two weapons the Canes will need to establish to prevent opponents from rolling coverage over to Johnson's side of the field.

    On the defense side of things Senior Ends Adewale Ojomo and Marcus Robinson along with Junior Tackle Marcus Forston look to get into the opponents backfield and disrupt plays while Senior MLB Athur Brown should add to the 96 tackles he made last season.

    Miami's schedule starts off strong with a trip to Death Valley and a rough October slate where the Canes will take on four preseason ACC ranked teams including #1 Georgia Tech and after the annual rivalry game against FSU.
     
  2. jello1717

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    Given the talent on Miami's team, they should dominate this year!
     
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    'Canes Go Into Death Valley and Come Out With Their First Win of the Season

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    The unranked Miami Hurricanes traveled into the bayou Saturday to take on the #6 ranked LSU Tigers. The 'Canes came out victorious in a hard hitting defensive struggle, winning 17 - 0. After scoring a field goal on its first possession did not score again until a huge hit by Senior strong safety Joseph Nicolas led to a 61 yard fumble recovery for Brandon Harris. Then in the third quarter Aldarius Johnson made his presence known with a 66 yard touchdown reception from Jacory Harris.
    The story of the day was the swarming and disruptive Miami defense which racked up 12 TFLs, 5 sacks and an interception in addition to the Harris fumble return. The 'Canes dive into their ACC schedule next week at College Park, MD where they will take the field against Maryland. At press time the status of HB Lamar Miller was unknown after he left the game late in the fourth with a sprained elbow.


    Game Statistics
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Category Miami LSU
    Score 17 0
    First Downs 13 16
    Total Offense 342 266
    Rushes-YDS-TD 34-129-0 27-32-0
    COMP-ATT-TD 9-25-1 19-33-0
    Passing YDS 213 234
    Sacked 0 0
    3rd Down Conv 7-15 2-12
    4th Down Conv 0-1 1-3
    2pt Conv 0-0 0-0
    Redzone-TD-FG 2-0-1 1-0-0
    Turnovers 1 2
    Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
    Intercepted 1 1
    PR Yds 12 0
    KR Yds 16 92
    Total Yards 370 358
    Punts-Average 3-42 6-32.7
    Penalties-YDS 1-5 0-0
    T.O.P. 17:19 12:28
     
  4. jmillhimes

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    Nice Suge. Great way to start the season
     
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    Thank you. Need more offense.
     
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    Week 3 Miami @ Maryland: A Tale of Two Halves

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    The University of Miami confident after its shutout victory over LSU last week lost at Maryland 22 - 21. Miami held a 21 - 3 lead at the half before four Jacory Harris interceptions in the second half. Harris was stellar in the first half throwing two touchdowns and setting up his one yard rushing touchdown.
    The Miami defense was again dominant holding the Terps to 216 yards of offense. But the turnovers lead to excellent field position for the three Maryland scoring drives and pick six by Kenny Tate. Miami will need to regroup as it hosts Ohio State next week in Miami.


    Game Statistics
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Category Miami Maryland
    Score 21 22
    First Downs 21 12
    Total Offense 390 216
    Rushes-YDS-TD 32-80-1 26-62-0
    COMP-ATT-TD 25-44-2 14-30-1
    Passing YDS 310 154
    Sacked 0 0
    3rd Down Conv 6-16 5-13
    4th Down Conv 2-4 1-2
    2pt Conv 0-0 0-1
    Redzone-TD-FG 3-2-1 2-1-1
    Turnovers 5 2
    Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
    Intercepted 5 2
    PR Yds 22 10
    KR Yds 163 81
    Total Yards 575 307
    Punts-Average 2-45 3-35.3
    Penalties-YDS 2-30 0-0
    T.O.P. 16:52 11:08
     
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    Five interceptions and only lose by one... those turnovers really hurt - looks like they got all the lucky breaks. Tough loss. Good luck next week! (Btw, Stats say LSU, not Maryland ;))
     
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    Miami loses at home to Ohio State 24 - 10 in a downpour. Jacory Harris continues his poor second half play with 4 interceptions but 400 passing yards. His receivers accounted for 9 drops including 3 by starter Thearon Collier. Senior wideouts Travis benjamin and Aldarius Johnson accounted for 188 yards on 9 receptions. THe offensive rushing game was not existent again with 24 rushing yards on 23 rushing attempts. The defense held its own for as long as possible as it held the Buckeyes to 20% on 3rd down conversions led by defensive end Adewale Ojomo's 5 tackles for loss and 10 total tackles. Change may be in the air as the Hurricanes are underachieving. Stay tuned for updates coming out of Coral Gables.
     
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    My offense is atrocious for some reason. 1 - 2 is not a great way to start. Practice is going to be hell.
     
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    Week 5: BC @ Miami

    Going into their week 5 matchup against conference rival Boston College the Miami Hurricanes found themselves with two losses. In his weekly press conference COach Knight gave his SR QB Jacory Harris a vote confidence. "Jacory came into the season just like the rest of us, full of confidence. Confidence however, can be like a drug and cause you to do things that you would normally not do," coach stated. Harris responded in this game totaling 5 touchdowns and racking up 290 passing yards as the 'canes dominated the guest Eagles 41 - 10. Aldarius Johnson, the Miami SR WR caught 5 balls for 95 yards and a touchdown.
    Miami's defense has played lights out for most of the saeson and that continued on Saturday as they held BC to 132 total yards. With 13 TFLs the Miami defense constantly set the pace playing in the BC backfield. SR SS Joseph Nicolas secured the victory with a 78 yard interception return for TD in the third quarter. Let's see if this performance is what Miami needed to get rolling.
     
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    Way to get back on track
     
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    Week 6: Miami Hosting Duke

    On a rainy Saturday afternoon at Miami Stadium, the Hurricanes dominate the Duke Blue Devils in the second half behind a strong running attack. the 'Canes tallied 223 yards on 37 carries led by Lamar Miller's 193 yards and 1 long TD run of 66 to put Miami ahead in the third quarter. Jacory Harris completed his first zero turnover game of the season throwing two TDs in the 33 - 16win.

    The Miami defense battered Duke QB Sean Renfree with constant pressure and bruising hits. Although they did not record a sack until late in the third quarter, Miami tallied three more on key Blue Devil possessions in the last frame to seal the victory.

    Miami(3-2) travels to Tallahassee next week to battle arch rival Florida State(5-1) and EJ Manuel.
     
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    OT in Tallahassee

    The Miami Hurricanes made the trip up north to take on rival Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium. The 'Canes and Seminoles added another chapter to their storied histories as Miami won 33 - 27 in overtime. Miami QB Jacory Harris threw for 386 yards and 4 touchdowns in the victory. 10 of Harris' passes fell into the hands of WR Aldarius Johnson, who also caught 3 TDs en route to his 220 receiving yards. Miami needed someone to step up after starting tailback Lamar Miller was knocked out of the game with a torn pectoral muscle and is likely to miss at least five weeks recovering. Mike James is likely to step in and be the main running back in Miller's absence with John Taylor spelling him as needed. The 'Canes running attack will need to do better the -6 totals yards it accumulated against the 'Noles.

    Florida State's ground game, on the other hand, racked up 151 yards and two touchdowns against Miami's defense. FSU signal caller EJ Manuel was intercepted three times, including the pivotal pick on Florida State's only possession of the overtime period. That interception by Athur Brown gave the back to the Miami offense, who in turn scored on its first play of OT as Harris connected with Johnson for 25 yards. Miami can only afford to celebrate for so long as they welcome #1 nationally ranked Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech into Miami Stadium next Saturday.
     
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    After spotting the UNC Tarheels 24 points in the first half, the Miami Hurricanes are unable to complete the comeback losing 23 - 24. Miami missed two PATs in the game, including what would have been the game tier with 1:24 left. Miami QB Jacory Harris was injured in the third quarter and was replaced by AJ Highsmith. On the game Harris completed a season low 35% of his passes with one TD, one INT and two lost fumbles. Highsmith threw two TDs and 205 yards in the second half. Miami was led in rushing by Mike James' 61 yards but he also coughed up a fumble deep in UNC territory. Aldarius Johnson the sole bright spot on the offense had 7 receptions for 172 yards as he became the career reception leader at the "U."
     
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    Tough loss... two PAT's missed, and lose by one. My kicker nearly did the same thing a couple weeks ago: PAT bounced off the upright but still made it through, but then he missed an 18 yd FG... he'll learn, he's just a freshman.
     
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    He may be a bench riding freshman. :( I couldnt believe I fought back from 24 - 6 to miss tying the game b/c of GD PAT. I live in Buffalo so I guess i got Norwood'd.
     
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    Miami Hurricanes once again fight back after early turnovers to erase a 23 - 7 first half deficit but lose to rival Virginia Tech 27 - 30. The loss drops Miami to a 4 - 5 record with three games remaining and bowl eligibility hanging in the balance. Starting running back Lamar Miller is out at least one more week as Tulsa arrives next Saturday in Miami.
     
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    That's a tough loss to VT. I don't understand how you are getting into such trouble in the first half. Our game was great and you have a really good defensive scheme. Whats happening?
     
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    I have no running game and have to pass way more than I'd like to. Have to re-stock b/c my d-line is likely to be all new starters.
     

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