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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: North Carolina Edition

What went right, what went wrong, and everything in between Vs the Tar Heels. Plus team grades.

Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports

Beating Duke and Virginia felt good the past two weeks.

But I think we all knew this UNC team was something different and potentially special.

Unfortunately for Miami fans the story of the 2015 season will have to be about the coaching search, as UM was not up to the task of playing any  legit team with aspirations of conference supremacy (again).

Not even close.  Just a pathetic effort across the board.  Humiliating.

The particulars below:

The Good:

  • Because sometimes things are bigger than the game.

  • Artie Burns all over the field.   How good has this kid been all season?  I don't care how many BS penalties were called against him through out.

  • Nice to see freshman Lawrence Cager get a TD. Great catch.

The Bad:

  • This!!  Led to a first down.  Sloppy.  

  • Miami has momentum going, but an injury to Joe Yearby and a bad snap by Nick Linder stunted everything.  Execution is everything in big games.  UM's early mistakes were costly.
  • This D is just so bad...  

  • Worst throw perhaps ever I have seen from Kaaya.  Stared down Njoku and the result is "predictable."

  • When it rains it pours. 

  • I mean this was Clemson all over again, in so many more ways than one.

  • This too.

  • Just a total awful effort.  Coming off the Clemson loss, you'd have expected at least a competitive effort.

The Ugly:

Not that it mattered... but did we expect fair officiating??   Give me a break.  I mean it was beyond one-sided.  Will the Big East take the 'Canes back?

Team Grades -


(just to prevent redundancy) 

Anyone else see the 2nd down run after the 1st down INC coming from a mile away?  Predictable, predictable, predictable!

The O line did not show much if any progress.



Calvin Heurtelou has an early sack.  But this unit still struggles to tackle or defend the perimeter.   Just awful overall.

Special Teams:


  • You give up a TD to Switzer knowing how good he is.   Par for the course.



Illegal formation wipes away a first down and early momentum. Followed up by kick catch interference,  Penalties hurt the 'Canes on offense, defense, and special teams in the 1st Q.   This teams needs more discipline and coaching is where it needs to start.

VERY Predictable play calls on O as well.

Another big game flop.

I know UNC is good, but they aren't this good.  I like Larry Scott but this was a piss poor effort.