Here are the news and notes leading up to the Hurricanes facing the Savannah State Tigers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. The game will be played on the ACC Network via ESPN at 6pm eastern time.
On SOTU: Miami needs to address Defensive Substitution Patterns
Our very own leader, Cam Underwood, wrote a post about defensive substitutions and avoiding the wholesale changes where Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney were somehow both off the field at the same time against the Tigers.
Canes Back to Work Ahead of Home Opener
David Villavicencio of HurricaneSports.com had a piece about Miami getting back on the practice field, and refocusing after a hard couple of days.
“I guarantee you nobody is more upset than the people who are out here every day practicing,” offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said. “I know the feeling to get upset about stuff, but we’re going to fix it, we will get better and we started that today.”
Miami Hurricanes stress need to be mentally tougher
Christy Cabrera Chirinos put out an article on the Hurricanes, focusing on Manny Diaz and the 50 yard run that broke the ‘Canes back in the first quarter of the LSU game.
“You’re not going to lose a game because you give up a touchdown in the first half to make it 10-3, but we did because after that point, we did not respond. Above everything from that game, that was the most disappointing part.”
On SOTU: How should playing time be distributed among QBs against Savannah State?
You all know that I feel N’Kosi Perry should’ve gotten a little scratch last season as opposed to entering 2018 with absolutely no valuable college playing time. After his suspension, and with a new redshirt rule, I really hope to see Perry, Williams and Weldon involved in what should be an easy victory for Miami. Savannah isn’t just an FCS program, they’re a bad FCS program.
Georgia played Justin Fields, Clemson played Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State played Tate Martell and Alabama played Jalen Hurts all during week one. Any intelligent person over roster management can see that the Miami Hurricanes will be in dire straits if Malik Rosier is injured during ACC play and someone has to take over that’s never taken a snap period.
It’s time to settle on a backup quarterback and give them first quarter playing time against Savannah State.
Around Social Media
The Canes know there are things that need to be corrected after Sunday’s loss, but they also know a lot of goals are still very attainable.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September 5, 2018
It’s time to get back to work. https://t.co/ESKZk62R54
Gerald Willis III definitely had a performance worth honoring:— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September 4, 2018
- Four tackles for loss
- Eight total tackles
- One sack
- One pass break-up
Congrats, @gw3_9! pic.twitter.com/laIwSnHrT8
Our @seniorbowl “Seniors-of-the-Week” for the opening weekend are QB @willgrier_ from @WVUfootball and DT @gw3_9 from @CanesFootball. Former teammates at @GatorsFB are making the most out of their second chances. Clink link for full write-ups on both.https://t.co/VoO0OBktPe pic.twitter.com/tzJ7Ts48m1— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) September 5, 2018
OK y’all, we’ve wallowed enough. Not it’s time to move on and beat Savannah State on Saturday evening. My film preview is out Thursday at 8am eastern. GO CANES!