“I don’t pay attention to that at all,’’ Homer, a junior, said of the livid fans who are venting ugly messages about coach Mark Richt and his play-calling and choice of quarterback in starter Malik Rosier. “But, I mean, I ain’t going to say this for most of the guys in here, but usually, when people see something negative about them and it’s supposed to be from people that are supposed to be loving them, they don’t really react too well. So, I’d just like to see less of that, not tagging people so they don’t have to see that.”
“There’s nothing wrong with plays being called, quite frankly. What’s wrong is we haven’t executed well enough,” Richt said when asked for his response to bubbling criticism from fans. “If anybody got in the room with us and saw what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it and why we’re doing it, if they knew football they’d know that we have to do a better job of executing what we call, quite frankly.”
“We’re looking back at film and seeing missed assignments left and right,” said Homer, a junior who has rushed for a team-high 569 yards. “I think it’s just more focus in the meeting room and transferring that to the field during practice. We definitely need to tighten up. We need to tighten up.”
“It is hard to comprehend Miami’s struggles when you look at the abundant talent at every single position. It is much harder to accept the fact that the University of Virginia will likely represent the Coastal in Charlotte and play for an ACC Championship.
Optimists will understand that Miami’s problems have a solution. This isn’t a culture issue. This certainly isn’t a talent issue. The Hurricanes struggles boils down to a play calling/production issue from a couple of units on offense and putrid punting.”
“Canes Hoops returned to the court at the Watsco Center Tuesday night to face local opponent Barry University in an exhibition and emerged victorious, 91-61. Junior center Dewan Hernandezwas the Canes’ leading scorer, dropping 19 points along with a game-high 10 rebounds to complete a double-double. Six Miami players scored in double figures, with Dejan Vasiljevic (17), Zach Johnson (17), Ebuka Izundu (13), Chris Lykes (13), and Anthony Lawrence II (11) joining Hernandez. Lawrence made his presence known all over the court, adding 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 blocks and a steal to his tally.”
“7. Miami Hurricanes 5-3 (LW: 6), Week 9 Result: 14-27 L @ Boston College, Next: vs Duke 11/3 7:00pm ET
The Canes have lost 2 in a row, scoring an average of 13.5 points per game in those games. For a team that was ranked 8th in the nation to start the season, that amount of production is cause for change.”
“Somebody is ending a two-game losing skid on Saturday night. The Blue Devils are coming off of back-to-back losses against Virginia and Pitt. They scored 45 points in last weeks loss to the Panthers.
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones has thrown for 1457 yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions”
“With an abundance of guards on the roster over his time at UM such as Angel Rodriguez, Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker, Lawrence has played mostly as a power or small forward. While he has played well in that role—grabbing 6.5 rebounds per game last year— he is expected to play a larger role as a guard this season, the position he was recruited as out of Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg.”
“Vasiljevic signed with the Canes in the spring of 2016 and quickly became a key member of the roster during his freshman year that fall. DJ played in all 33 games while averaging 6.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals in 17.5 minutes per game. Last season DJ was named to All-ACC Academic Team and played in all 32 games, with 20 starts. He averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, led the ACC in 3-point FG percentage at 41.1 percent (67-163) and the team in 3-point field goals (67).”
“Williamson comes from the University of Memphis, where he was also an assistant for two season following stints at Texas Tech, TCU and SMU.