They gave up 38 points, the worse: Putting a MIDDLE LB on a RB in space as a WR. He cost us this game. You can't give up 38 points and keep expecting your offense to score EVERY time they touch the ball. He's a below average recruiter and coach now and he needs to be fired after this season and preferably this game. The offense can only do so much. The defense lost this game and its no way I see Andrews coming back next year. He's old and he just needs to go. They Canes have way better coaching than we do on defense and more confidence. We made Harris look like Joe Montana. Jenji is terrible, Allen is terrible. Without a doubt Reid has got to start over those clowns. The Robs really disappointed me, P-rob look like he was lost as well as Jamie Rob. When the best DB on the field is a FRESHMAN that hasn't played a down that means you are in SERIOUS trouble. I'm not worried about Clemson, NC, BC or even GT. I'm worried about ANY team with a half decent passing attack and decent WRs. Thank god we don't go against any teams with great passing attacks or we would have to outscore them like we had to tonight.
Offensively, we've got to find a better big reciever and give him a chance to play as Forston is just not ready to be the option at the goal line. He's good in space and across the middle but his hands are very unreliable. There is no way you miss that catch if you're not nervous as hell. Other wise the offense is as I predicted it would be: scoring over thirty a game.
The special teams are attrocious, don't blame Hopkins for this loss at all, blame Andrews and the defense for giving up 38 POINTS! Powell is just terrible.
Grade for the offense "A": Offense gets an A even with the limited run game which was partly Fisher's fault especially on Ponder's fumble.
Grade for the defense, "F-": The defense is THE worst defense maybe in the ACC
Very disappointing loss. I think we could play nothing but freshmen on defense and get a better result. I predicted 10-2, they can still get there seeing how there isn't a team they face with the passing scheme of Miami's along with the athletes to execute against ours except Clemson. I still think we win against Clemson (they will copy the Miami gameplan to a T with thier new QB), UNC and GT. We worried about the run defense, they suck true, but is the pass defense the cost us this game and that was supposed to the strong part of the defense.
Expect a lot of shoot outs, at least we have the best QB in the ACC to win them.
Now we have to take this crap from Kirk Herbstreit until next year while Miami starts 1-3.