Happy Labor Day, Canes. Let’s get our week started with some Canes content, shall we?
Miami blasted by Alabama 44-13 in season opener
So yeah. There’s lightyears of distance between where Alabama, the defending national champions and best team in the sport, and Miami are at present. And that was clearly shown on the field in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
Even with that negative game result, there’s plenty to talk about. A quick list:
- My game recap
- Kevin Fielder’s 3 stars
- My Good, Bad, and Ugly
- Roman Marciante’s day after film review
- Khobi Price of the Sun-Sentinel lists 10 things we learned from Saturday’s blowout loss
- Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald reviews the action and looks at what lies ahead for the Canes
- David Wilson of the Miami Herald lays it bare: King and Miami know they need to be better
- Manny Navarro of The Athletic says even Miami’s coaching legends couldn’t have won with the roster as present vs Alabama
The Canes got blasted by Alabama, that much is a verifiable fact. But the season isn’t over, and the attention needs to turn to Appalachian State. Quickly.
Appalachian State Television coverage announced
Lost in the midst of the week 1 slate was the announcement of the TV coverage for Miami-AppSt.
I used the AppSt tweet bc the ACC announces TV coverage after all their games are played weekly. So, this will come from the Miami/ACC side of things later today or tomorrow, most likely.
So, for those of you not coming out to the opener, program your DVRs now. ESPNU, 7pm Saturday night.
Miami Hurricanes vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Opening Line released
As per usual, I did my normal Sunday morning ritual of watching Formula 1 racing and looked up various CFB things, like the betting line for Miami-AppSt. Here’s what I found:
#Canes opened as 6pt favorites vs Appalachian State next Saturday.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 5, 2021
Line has already moved in Miami's favor, and the Canes are -7.5pt favorites as of this moment.
Many responded that they thought/figured this line would be in the double digits in Miami’s favor. I think the poor showing against Alabama depressed that number by about half, and that’s why it opened at Canes -6. But the early money already moved that to Canes -7.5 as of the writing of this piece, so we’ll see where it ends up. Either way, the main idea should be working for a MUCH BETTER performance from the Canes on Saturday night.
In case you missed it, Miami debuted the next installment of both the Turnover Chain and Touchdown Rings on Saturday night against Alabama. Here they are:
And that’ll do it for today.
Enjoy your Labor Day, everybody.