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Twitter Talk: Fan reactions after the Miami Hurricanes’ loss to UNC

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The loss to the Tar Heels has some fans questioning their season projections and TNM.

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Most Hurricanes fans believed the matchup with the North Carolina Tar Heels would lessen the sting of the week 0 loss to the Gators. A win in Chapel Hill would right the ship and get the Canes back on track towards grabbing the Coastal crown. Unfortunately, for Miami fans and players, the Canes dropped to 0-2 after a tightly contested 28-25 defeat at UNC. Whether it was the 4th-and-17 play that will haunt us or the dropped passes, several fans are looking for answers as to what the future holds for TNM. As you recycle play calls from the game in your head and consider what changes need to enforced, here are some quick fan reactions to show you that you’re not alone:

The Positives

There are several fans who see the progression of Jarren Williams as a massive plus coming out of the Tar Heels loss. Outside of the explosive plays given up by the secondary in both weeks, the defense has been solid between the 20s. As referenced above, the run defense has been tremendous for the Canes. Both matchups this season were against opponents who loved to establish the run game. The trench dominance between the tackles in one of the main holdovers from last season. The offensive line did look improved and the Canes attempted to get other playmakers involved in the offense early like Jeff Thomas, K.J. Osborn, Will Mallory, and others.

The Negatives

After a backbreaking loss like that, there was no reality where some fans wouldn’t have extreme reactions and passionate responses. Disregarding the completely inflamed and bizarre takes, some fans legitimately questioned the display on the field Saturday night. The WR rotation, playmaking skills on the backend, and the greatness of Manny Diaz and Jarren Williams have been scrutinized on social media. There have been calls for Tate Martell to get more snaps, assertions about the lack of intelligence in the move to let Derrick Smith walk, and more.

The Hilarious

This week’s matchup against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats has been met with some humor and lightness by fans. Most fans expect a win this weekend and are clearly finding solace for the season’s slow start by inserting some sarcasm into the mix. In a sea of positives and negatives, a wait and see approach is one one way to go. For some, the best reaction is a non-overreaction.

While marching forward to the next matchup, have you considered how you view this team? Do you still believe in Manny Diaz, Jarren Williams, a defensive and o-line resurgence, and TNM? Where do we need to improve and how much can be fixed by continued play through the season?