Thoughts on the FAU Game

Thoughts on the FAU Game

DMoney
- Coach Golden talked about FAU's emotion and energy, but it was really their preparation that made the difference early. FAU's quick-hitting offense operated with precision, and Miami looked lost at times trying to deal with their tempo. The defensive line got caught mid-shift numerous times during the first three quarters.

- We have a left tackle problem. Trevor Darling is a right tackle and Kc McDermott is a guard. Both guys got beaten badly several times. Tyree St. Louis has the goods to stabilize the position but he's not ready. Danny Isidora is considered the best OL internally, but #11 from FAU dominated him at times. He needs to get back on track after two disappointing performances against bad teams.

- Joe Yearby and Mark Walton played like lions. Their best attribute is their football intangibles. They are tough, instinctual and aware. Walton saved Kaaya's life on the flea flicker after McDermott got beat. I would've liked to see Trayone Gray get a few more carries with the ones. Yearby and Walton took some major punishment, and Gray's big play ability is a nice change of pace.

- The biggest concern I have for the season remains the pass rush. We are too reliant on five-man pressure and aren't getting enough out of our HS All-Americans. I remember when Muhammad Wilkerson was coming out, an anonymous NFL scout ripped Coach D'Onofrio's ability to generate pressure with his talented front. D'Onofrio still hasn't proven that scout wrong.

- Dallas Crawford is many great things, but he's not a starting safety at Miami. You can't have a 5'9 guy running 5.0 as your last line of defense. Rayshawn Jenkins and Deon Bush are NFL players and need to play most of the snaps. Too much rotation at this position.

- Let's hope Darrion Owens is OK. Not only is he a hard-working, hard-playing kid, but he's also a key player at a position with no depth. If Owens is out, we lose our starting SAM and our backup MLB.

- I'm surprised Chris Herndon and David Njoku have not been a bigger part of the offense. They caught a ton of balls in camp. LuCane was next to me and was screaming for seam routes all game while we stayed horizontal. It's Kaaya's best throw. Clive Walford broke out in the Nebraska game last year, so hopefully this is the week.

- I had a bird's eye view in the upper deck, and the WRs could not separate at all. Anybody bashing Brad Kaaya for his performance is nuts. Coley and Berrios can't get back soon enough.
 

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We suck is my summary which is great since it means this clown show will be over soon
 
We lost too much from a mediocre team to the draft. That's about all I've noticed so far.

The running backs are going to be a very good group next year though. Yearby is nice, but Walton for his age looks like he could be a good one. We are in deep **** trying to run on a team with a pulse though.
 
Thanks, D. I think you'll also find that berrios and coley aren't good at separation, either. The 3-4-5 man rushes are abysmalz
 
Biggest concern is the pass rush? We'll see if that changes when Kaaya gets broken in half because the OL is a sieve.
 
1. OL is fat and slow....hmm, perhaps their position coach has something to do with that.
2. Where have the TE's gone.
3. Thomas and AQM need to start
4. With Owens out, we should go to 4-2-5. Kirby, Grace, Bush, Burns, Howard, Jenkins, and Elder/Carter combo...
5. Can we find a damn kicker!
6. Like to see both Yearby and Walton together in the backfield
7. Not sure what Malcom Lewis does in the offense Coley runs
8. 6-24 third down conversions against the powers Betune and FAU.
9. Coaching continues to be suspect
10. Bring on Nebraska!
 
- Coach Golden talked about FAU's emotion and energy, but it was really their preparation that made the difference early. FAU's quick-hitting offense operated with precision, and Miami looked lost at times trying to deal with their tempo. The defensive line got caught mid-shift numerous times during the first three quarters.

- We have a left tackle problem. Trevor Darling is a right tackle and Kc McDermott is a guard. Both guys got beaten badly several times. Tyree St. Louis has the goods to stabilize the position but he's not ready. Danny Isidora is considered the best OL internally, but #11 from FAU dominated him at times. He needs to get back on track after two disappointing performances against bad teams.

- Joe Yearby and Mark Walton played like lions. Their best attribute is their football intangibles. They are tough, instinctual and aware. Walton saved Kaaya's life on the flea flicker after McDermott got beat. I would've liked to see Trayone Gray get a few more carries with the ones. Yearby and Walton took some major punishment, and Gray's big play ability is a nice change of pace.

- The biggest concern I have for the season remains the pass rush. We are too reliant on five-man pressure and aren't getting enough out of our HS All-Americans. I remember when Muhammad Wilkerson was coming out, an anonymous NFL scout ripped Coach D'Onofrio's ability to generate pressure with his talented front. D'Onofrio still hasn't proven that scout wrong.

- Dallas Crawford is many great things, but he's not a starting safety at Miami. You can't have a 5'9 guy running 5.0 as your last line of defense. Rayshawn Jenkins and Deon Bush are NFL players and need to play most of the snaps. Too much rotation at this position.

- Let's hope Darrion Owens is OK. Not only is he a hard-working, hard-playing kid, but he's also a key player at a position with no depth. If Owens is out, we lose our starting SAM and our backup MLB.

- I'm surprised Chris Herndon and David Njoku have not been a bigger part of the offense. They caught a ton of balls in camp. LuCane was next to me and was screaming for seam routes all game while we stayed horizontal. It's Kaaya's best throw. Clive Walford broke out in the Nebraska game last year, so hopefully this is the week.

- I had a bird's eye view in the upper deck, and the WRs could not separate at all. Anybody bashing Brad Kaaya for his performance is nuts. Coley and Berrios can't get back soon enough.
Not much to disagree with. More than anything though, the defense sucked again, giving up 250+ yards in just the first half to a backup QB playing his first game.
 
Good write up D.

We are a team with good talent, but woefully under coached.
 
- Despite watching talent be generally underutilized, still had a good time last night.

- I think the OL unit is a bigger concern for this season's team, but the "pass rush" (which is just a reflection of a philosophy) is the biggest concern for the program. The reason is that its root trickles into almost everything else that we do.

- Yes, I was non-stop frustrated with our approach on offense. Perhaps it deserves its own thread. We are a wannabe copy of FSU's offense - with some random wrinkles. We don't have an identity. Whatever identity can be interpreted from what we do, it's not optimal.

People will talk about lack of talent at WR, issues with the OL, etc., but I'll focus on the fact that we keep the majority of our attack outside of the hashes. Any defensive player or coach will tell you that's what they hope for: keep offenses out on the edges and potentially, if you have to leave holes in your defense, let it be in the deep corners. The percentages for an offense are lowest there. It's no wonder that, when FAU began to overplay that, the Yearby route down the middle of the field was THAT open a couple of times. Again, our route combinations against zone defenses are either being "saved" for better teams or we're just not going to attack zone defenses.

- As for the defense, nothing that hasn't previously been discussed. We rather await the other team's mistake and allow them to fall apart than press the issue. That's the basis of many of our issues on defense and the overall team/program.

- We'll see if Nebraska and Cincy move around our defensive alignments and dictate to us.
 
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It's who they are. They are not changing the way they think about football.
 
All of guys look fat except rb and db
 
same cats get caught up in the grenntree hype....year 5 same rsults with shytty recruiting for miami standards.

AG has the cloud, butch had a hurricane.
 
I really still can't understand it myself why you rotating safeties every series? Bush and Jenkins should play every snap. Crawford should only see the field in blowouts.
 
An accurate and honest assesment. We're going to need to do a lot of chipping with the TE's to help our OL with the pass rush. As far as our Defense goes, I will never understand the blind commitment to their defensive philosophy and have stopped trying. SMH.

Great hit by Jamal Carter. Biggest play of the game...bring on the Huskers.

Go Canes!
 
- Despite watching talent be generally underutilized, still had a good time last night.

- I think the OL unit is a bigger concern for this season's team, but the "pass rush" (which is just a reflection of a philosophy) is the biggest concern for the program. The reason is that its root trickles into almost everything else that we do.

- Yes, I was non-stop frustrated with our approach on offense. Perhaps it deserves its own thread. We are a wannabe copy of FSU's offense - with some random wrinkles. We don't have an identity. Whatever identity can be interpreted from what we do, it's not optimal.

People will talk about lack of talent at WR, issues with the OL, etc., but I'll focus on the fact that we keep the majority of our attack outside of the hashes. Any defensive player or coach will tell you that's what they hope for: keep offenses out on the edges and potentially, if you have to leave holes in your defense, let it be in the deep corners. The percentages for an offense are lowest there. It's no wonder that, when FAU began to overplay that, the Yearby route down the middle of the field was THAT open a couple of times. Again, our route combinations against zone defenses are either being "saved" for better teams or we're just not going to attack zone defenses.

- As for the defense, nothing that hasn't previously been discussed. We rather await the other team's mistake and allow them to fall apart than press the issue. That's the basis of many of our issues on defense and the overall team/program.

- We'll see if Nebraska and Cincy move around our defensive alignments and dictate to us.
People think Oregon is finesse, when their entire offense is generated off the dive. Mano e Mano. Down blocks and double teams. Straight up the gut. In the passing game, they threaten the seam on almost every play.

We are content to run outside zone one way. Outside zone the other way. Bubble Screen right/left with no one threatening at any other level of the defense.

It's bad man.
 

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