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Twitter Talk: Fan reactions during the Hurricanes’ bye week

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The Canes might not have had a game last week but that didn’t stop the chatter from chattin’

Central Michigan v Miami Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The wait is over. We are officially days into a Miami Hurricanes game week. The bye week gave fans plenty of time to reflect on the early tilt of the season. Whether it was watching the North Carolina Tar Heels take Clemson to the brink or Central Michigan’s relentless destruction by Western Michigan, the gauge used to measure the season constantly altered during the bye week.

Considering that most teams have played an extra game than Miami, the statistical results for this team through four games are up-and-down. The Canes rank 13th in total defense, 6th against the run, and 4th when it comes to 3rd down conversion rates. Offensively, Miami fails to crack the top 50 in rushing, passing, scoring, 3rd down conversions, and several other efficiency rankings. The constant calling card Manny Diaz has been a strong and stout defense. So far in 2019, the team has maintained that standard. Dan Enos’ offense has been stymied by a lack of execution, poor offensive line play, and a schematically conservative approach. It’s understandable that if a team can’t block or carry out plays with success, a coach is less likely to call plays with extreme variety. However, 3rd-and-11 play-action calls and other nonsensical decisions have been puzzling to watch. The fans, like the team, have had several days to digest what they’ve seen over the last few weeks. Here’s what they had to say:

Tweets after the Victory over Central Michigan

The Central Michigan win was one of the most putrid victories to come out of Hard Rock Stadium in a while. It was frustrating and embarrassing. Several fans took to social media to show their support for Jarren Williams, displeasure with the team’s play, and the recognition that a culture change takes time.

Tweets through the Bye Week

The line between how critical of a team a fan can be before it becomes detrimental is often brought up. Being a fan is truly an immersive and intense way of life. Mounting frustrations and unmet expectations are often the driving force for several outbursts. How to vent those irritations and toe-the-line of respectability is something that several fans call into question daily.

The overarching theme in the fanbase is that everyone wants the team to get better. The Canes are heading into the gut-check portion of their schedule which includes six consecutive ACC games. Four of those games will be ACC Coastal battles and another includes a showdown with the hated Florida State Seminoles. These tests will go a long way in revealing the identity and resiliency of the team and coaching staff. What are your expectations for the upcoming games?

The Canes, with the addition of Nesta Silvera and Bubba Bolden, take on the Virginia Tech Hokies this Saturday at 3:30 EST on ESPN