Happy Friday! The weekend is nearly here! So let’s celebrate the end of the week by starting our day with some Canes, shall we?
Hot Seat Heat Check
Took me a while longer than I wanted, but I’ve been thinking about Manny Diaz. Not about his coaching, but about how hot is his hot seat? So, I set out to create a new weekly features: the Hot Seat Heat Check! Dive into it with a recap of the year so far, and get my thoughts on how hot is hot at the moment. Then of course, share your thoughts in the comments. There’s already a lively conversation ongoing, so hop in there. I’m SURE you have thoughts.
Welcome to the Hot Seat Heat Check.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 28, 2021
It’s clear that Manny Diaz’s seat is hot. But is it “surface of the Sun” blazing or “small church candle” warm? We talk about it then check the temperature in the Gables. #Canes https://t.co/VwA3aSpWvF pic.twitter.com/j7mdgxv2HC
Blake James in the spotlight, too
If you thought that Manny Diaz was the only one playing with fire, you’re sadly mistaken, my friend.
In his once-monthly-ish piece of commentary, JuiceFrom300 said the quiet part loud and made the clear and passionate case for Blake James to resign from his position as Athletic Director at the University of Miami. I won’t spoil JP’s very clear point here, but there’s more wrong with Athletics than just football losing games.
There are many issues with Miami Athletics at the moment. So, the solution to fix those multiple issues is a clear one:— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 28, 2021
Blake James Should Resign as Athletic Director at Miami. #Canes https://t.co/NEcZruN5qO pic.twitter.com/uNq5vT1hAB
But wait; there’s more.
Later on in the afternoon, not too long after we posted JP’s piece (which you can read by clicking the link above), David Lake from 247sports posted this piece regarding Miami’s AD that is a doozy, as well. ($) I’m not going to give away the information behind the paywall, but if JP’s piece got the ball from the goal line to the 20, Lake’s was an explosive play from the 20 to the opposite 20. LOTS HAPPENED over there. So be sure you check it out.
Isn’t sports fun, kids?
Pittsburgh Film Preview
I love learning more about stuff, and Justin Dottavio’s Film Preview piece every week is a must-read for me. It’s a great look ahead to the schemes that both teams in the upcoming game will use to fight for victory. And the Canyonero Keys to Victory makes me laugh every week. IDK why, but that same damn joke gets me every time.
With no further ado, check it out for yourself. You’ll like it, I promise.
Film Preview: Miami at Pitt, 10/30. The U heads north to Heinz Field to face the Panthers on Halloween weekend. https://t.co/tbNVNYPFZc pic.twitter.com/nc04k5b92a— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 28, 2021
Blips on the Radar
That’s it for today. Make it a fantastic Friday, everybody!
TO PITTSBURGH WE GO!