USF Gameday - Week 11
It's Senior Day, and the 5-5 Canes hope to send their Seniors out the right way against the 3-6 USF Bulls. Just like last week, we're facing a 3-6 team that just recently snapped 6 game losing streak. Let's hope the similarities end there. After last week's debacle, UM still controls it's destiny in the Coastal division. The only remaining conference game is @ Duke next week. Lets take care of business this week and lock this thing up next week.
Here is your 2012 Senior Class:
Only 11 of the 17 are on scholarship, and only Mike James and Brandon McGee are starters. Davon Johnson has been a solid contributor this year. Ben Jones did OK before his injury. Botts and Wieclaw have had solid careers too. Then there's guys like Vaughn Telemaque and Darius Smith who seemed to fall out of favor with the coaching staff. Their playing time diminished greatly as the season went on. This just reinforces the point that we are a young team that could return 20 of 22 starters next year. And this very team is on the verge of winning it's first Division Crown since we joined the Conference. There isn't another home game until August 31st next year. So get off your *** and go.
Where: Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Land Shark/Sun Life Stadium
Who: USF Bulls (3-6) v. Miami Hurricanes (5-5)
How: TV - Raycom Sports Network or the interwebz on . Be on the lookout for a link to a stream on the Gameday forum.
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4 storylines for UM in this game:
1. Can Duke continue being Duke?
2. Will the passing game have success despite all the injuries?
3. Can the defense get off the field on 3rd down?
4. Can the return of Perryman and Eddie Johnson make a difference?
Last year USF completely shut down our running game. Miller and James combined for just 63 yards on 25 carries, an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Duke is coming off back-to-back 100 yard games and will be needed to keep up his amazing play this week. We're down so many wideouts that walk-on Garrett Kidd made it onto the depth chart this week. Yikes. Thank god Eddie Johnson and Perryman are back. You'd think we wouldn't have anything to worry about since USF's starting QB and leading rusher are both out with injuries. Last week changed everything. Every team's offense is capable of lighting us up.
Last time they met: November 19, 2011. Miami won 6-3
What people were saying after our glorious victory:
Some early thoughts:
Our Oline is an embarrassment and easily our most underachieving unit. If you recall, Stoutland called this the best oline he was ever going to coach when he left to Bama. These guys are soft physically and mentally. They are gut-wrenchingly bad. Watching USF's Dline look like the '85 Bears was painful.
WTF has happened to Lamar Miller? He is not the same back. My feeling is that he's playing in pain with the same bum shoulder he's had since HS which is the exact liability that's going to cost him in the draft. I'll say it again, missing Storm Johnson is really hurting us. I would like to see Eduardo get more carries.
WTF has happened to TB3? He's just not playing focused ball which, at this point in the season and his career, is enough for me. Demote him, let him sit for a while, and let him regroup. His mistakes are killing us right now.
When was the last time we blocked a FG? Punt? We used to scare teams with spectacular STs play. Every FG was a threat to be blocked. That sort of pressure used to derail kicks before they were actually even kicked. It intensifies an already intense situation. I wish we would focus more on STs. Granted we're better in coverage, but we still have a long way to go when compared to the Soldinger-coached units of years past.
Props to Jacory for firing away today. He made some bone-headed plays, was late on several throws, but the WRs didn't do him any favors. No INTs today was tremendous.
The sooner we cleanse this team of Shannon holdovers, the better.
Know your enemy: Voodoo Five
What they're saying:
Jamie DeVriend said:2. Life after B.J. Daniels: The era of B.J. Daniels is over for USF and now the program that has relied on #7 for the last four years suddenly has to start fresh with Matt Floyd (or Bobby Eveld). How much workload will Floyd be asked to handle? The Bulls have been mixing in senior Victor Marc as a wildcat quarterback during practices, meaning the team may come out with a different look now that Daniels is out. Floyd is not as mobile as Daniels was, so the team is still looking for a running threat out of the zone read packages that have worked for the Bulls the last two years. How much of the game plan will fall on Floyd's shoulders? Will they let him sling it, or will they rely heavily on the run and ask him to simply manage the game? Guess we find out this Saturday.
Maybe this is the week where we make a ****** quarterback look ******. A man can dream can't he?
1. Gunter is settling into a starting role.
2. Duke Johnson is on pace to be the most prolific kickoff return man in Cane history.
3. Jedd Fisch <3's cute trick plays.
1. USF needs a win to keep their bowl hopes alive.
2. Injuries force USF to embrace youth.
3. Some USF players say they made the right choice in not going to UM.
Favorite USF related Image, Photoshop, or Gif,:
| Miami (FL) Hurricanes |
Next game: USF at Miami (FL) on 11/17
|11/14||Davon Johnson||WR||Questionable||Undisclosed||Starting wide receiver Davon Johnson is questionable due to an undisclosed injury. Johnson is the Canes third leading receiver with 348 yards on 21 catches this season.|
|11/12||Deon Bush||LB||Questionable||Stinger||Deon Bush suffered a stinger in the game against Virginia Tech. The Canes remain optimistic that he will be fine for the game against USF Saturday, but he still remains questionable.|
|11/12||Denzel Perryman||LB||Questionable||Ankle||Key defensive player Denzel Perryman is questionable after being injured two weeks ago against Virginia Tech. Perryman is third on the team with 50 tackles even though he has missed two games on the year.|
|11/12||Eddie Johnson||LB||Questionable||Undisclosed||Miami's second leading tackler Eddie Johnson is questionable with an undisclosed injury. This makes two out of the top three tacklers for the Cane doubtful for the game against Virginia.|
|11/10||Rashawn Scott||WR||Out||Suspension||One of Miami's top receiver is out with a suspension due to a violation of team rules. Rashawn Scott has played in nine games season and caught 35 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns.|
|11/08||Robert Lockhart||WR||Out For Year||Leg||True freshman Robert Lockhart is out for the year with a leg injury. Lockhart has played in two games this season, and likely burned his redshirt.|
|10/28||Eduardo Clements||RB||Out For Year||Undisclosed||Backup running back Eduardo Clements is out for the year with an undisclosed injury. He played in seven games this season carrying the ball 16 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns.|
|10/19||Ben Jones||OL||Out For Year||Foot||Reserve offensive lineman Ben Jones missed the game against North Carolina and is now out for the year.|
|10/02||Jermaine Johnson||OL||Out||Personal||Jermaine Johnson has not been with the team for a few weeks now due to personal reasons and there is no timetable for when he'll be back.|
|09/23||Malcom Lewis||WR||Out For Year||Ankle||Freshman wideout Malcom Lewis went down with a dislocated ankle on Saturday against Georgia Tech. He is out for the year. He caught 8 passes for 73 yards and one touchdown this season before the injury.|
|09/19||Sean McNally||LS||Out For Year||Undisclosed||Junior Sean McNally is expected to miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury.|
|09/09||Ramon Buchanan||LB||Out For Year||Knee||Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury he suffered during the Kansas State game. The fifth-year senior was also injured last season after starting only 4 games.|
| USF Bulls |
Next game: USF at Miami (FL) on 11/17
|11/14||Derrick Hopkins||WR||Questionable||Leg||Hopkins suffered an unspecified leg injury in week nine and did not play UConn. The junior was third on the team with 19 catches and 278 receiving yards prior to injury. He is one of the team's top kick returners this season as well and is questionable to return in week 12.|
|11/14||Evan Landi||TE||Questionable||Ankle||Landi sat out the UConn game due to an ankle injury and is questionable to return in week 12. The senior was sixth on the team with nine catches in eight games played prior to injury.|
|11/14||Ryne Giddins||DE||Questionable||Undisclosed||Giddins sat out week ten due to an undisclosed injury and is questionable to return in week 12. The junior has recorded 16 tackles in eight games played this year.|
|11/14||D'vario Montgomery||WR||Questionable||Undisclosed||Montgomery missed the last game due to an undisclosed injury and is questionable to return in week 12. The true freshman reserve has four receptions in eight appearances this year.|
|11/14||Willie Davis||RB||Questionable||Ankle||Davis missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and is questionable to be available for at Miami in week 12. The RS freshman reserve has one rushing attempt this year.|
|11/14||Mark Popek||OL||Questionable||Undisclosed||Senior lineman Mark Popek did not play vs. UConn due to an undisclosed injury and is questionable to return in week 12.|
|11/14||Danous Estenor||OL||Questionable||Ankle||Senior lineman Danous Estenor sat out the UConn game due to an ankle injury and is questionable to return in week 12.|
|11/05||B.J. Daniels||QB||Out For Year||Leg||Daniels broke his leg and sprained his ankle in the last game and will not play again this year. The senior left the stadium in a wheelchair, a cast on one leg and a boot on the other. He racked up 10,501 yards of total offense in his USF career. RS freshman Matt Floyd will take over for the remaining three regular season games this year. Coach Holtz will attempt to not burn junior Bobby Eveld's redshirt season.|
|11/02||Lindsey Lamar||RB/WR||Out For Year||Clavicle||Lamar suffered a clavicle injury in week nine and is likely done for the season. The senior led the team with 475 rushing yards, though he had played one less game than his teammates and had nearly half as many rushing attempts as Demetris Murray. Lamar was also fourth on the team in receiving this season.|
|10/05||Chris Dunkley||WR||Out||Suspended||Dunkley was arrested last weekend for a domestic violence charge and has been suspended indefinitely. The sophomore transfer from Florida has four catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in four games this season.|
We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.
Lets Go Canes!
Recap won't be up until Sunday. I'm going to a Punk Rock Show in Richmond Saturday night.