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Storm Center, October 16th: We meet again, Carolina

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Another must-win game for Manny Diaz and the Canes. No pressure.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Miami
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We meet again, Canes fam.

After a bye week, the Miami Hurricanes head on the road for the first time all year (the Alabama game was neutral site and doesn’t count) for what in the presesaon figured to be the defining game of the ACC Coastal season is now.....well....not. But, in any event, it’s still a game that Miami desperately needs to win. Oh yeah, and it’s on the road in Chapel Hill against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Here are some things to get your day started:

Film Preview

Another week, another chance to learn something about the game we love. Here’s Justin Dottavio with your X’s and O’s preview for tonight’s game. What can Miami do to take advantage of a not-great defense? What can the Canes do to get pressure on Sam Howell and curtail Carolina’s passing attack? Is there any chance the Heels run for a million yards again? What are the Canyonero Keys to Victory? Click the link and find out:

...Tools of Incompetence, That Build Monuments To Nothingness

That’s what excuses are. And, according to John Michaels and Justin Dottavio both, Miami has far too many of them at the moment.

You know what can curtail the excuses and coach-speak?

Winning.

Blips on the Radar

Stormtroopers in Chapel Hill yet again:

Carl Bleich’s 3 things to watch

How to Watch

And lastly, Canes Hoops got 2 commits on Friday. 3-star SF Danilo Jovanovich from Wisconsin picked Miami. Then 4-star forward AJ Casey followed suit. Casey is by far the bigger get of the two, and could be one of the biggest steals nationally in this recruiting class.

A high-major talent from Chicago, Casey’s ranking has slipped a bit from when he was the #1 player in Illinois for the last 3 years, but at 6’8” with length and skill, Miami might have just lucked into a great fit for the program.

That’s it for this morning. See you all at gametime!

Go Canes