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Here's what I have so far. Miami beat Georgia Tech this week and that usually gets my attention. I have a lot of respect for Georgia Tech.

 

Virginia Tech lost to Pitt and I don't have a lot of respect for Pitt but they played us close and so I'm still concerned.

 

Pitt lost to Youngstown St. for Pete's sake and it wasn't close 31-7.

 

So the win over Georgia Tech doesn't look so hot. In fact Miami lost to Kansas State by 52-13.

 

I don't want to hear somebody say how comparative scores mean nothing. It means something. If Miami throttled Alabama I wouldn't want to play them.

They are giving up a lot of points. I don't know if they are more vulnerable against the run or the pass. Haven't watched any tape. I do think we match up purely based on these score but we need to look for the weaknesses.

 

They have lost players to defection, impending NCAA sanctions and going pro early. Looks like the perfect tonic for Mr. Golson.

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No they didn't. Pitt beat VIRGINIA TECH not Georgia Tech.

 

Tweedle-dee, Tweedle-dum.

 

Oh, and as for Miami, how about this former favorite of everyone's, out dominating Bethune Cookman:

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/16/3004671/miami-hurricanes-seantrel-henderson.html

 

and more on Miami:

 

http://www.seventhfloorblog.com/2012/9/24/3382068/the-newest-miami-depth-chart-shows-a-few-moves-hurricanes-seantrel-henderson

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Miami is another good team on our schedule of good teams--they are 3-1 and 2-0 in the ACC with both wins coming on the road----

 

They play NCstate who also is 3-1 next week before they travel up here to play us---

 

They laid an EGG--52-13 against a VERY GOOD K state team that just beat oklahoma--so that loss is nothing to get excited about---

 

The NC state coach thinks their offense (miami's) is very explosive---they have a huge OLINE and a QB with a big arm----

 

If they beat NC state they will be 4-1--likely just making into the top 30--- and will be sky high for the big chance against us.

 

We have home field advantage---sort of---we have a week of rest while they may get somewhat worn out---but this will be another CHALLENGING GAME!

 

Don't sleep on any miami team--especially one that may be sitting atop their division of the ACC when we play them, if they go 4-1 against carolina state---

 

WE WILL NEED TO SCORE SOME TDs TO WIN THIS GAME!

 

aloha's go irish!

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I'm in graduate school at the U. Here are my thoughts.

 

1. The team, as a whole, is very, VERY young. They have inexperience at a lot of key positions, and that shows. Those young guys, however, are very good athletes.

 

2. They lost their best player to dismissal in Ray Ray Armstrong.

 

3. The team relies on the running game to set up the passing game. I like our chances because they'll try all day to run into the teeth of the defensive front 7 -- a matchup that favors us.

 

4. With Al Golden, you know what you will get. Disciplined, smash-mouth football. The Canes don't do anything fancy -- they run at you, and then try to stuff you at the line. The offensive line will need to show up.

 

Notre Dame should comfortably win, but only if the offense stops getting in its own way. The talent at Miami is there, but it's just really inexperienced and plays confused at times. This is not a game to sleep walk through, as Miami can beat you if you play lousy.

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I'm in graduate school at the U. Here are my thoughts.

 

1. The team, as a whole, is very, VERY young. They have inexperience at a lot of key positions, and that shows. Those young guys, however, are very good athletes.

 

2. They lost their best player to dismissal in Ray Ray Armstrong.

 

3. The team relies on the running game to set up the passing game. I like our chances because they'll try all day to run into the teeth of the defensive front 7 -- a matchup that favors us.

 

4. With Al Golden, you know what you will get. Disciplined, smash-mouth football. The Canes don't do anything fancy -- they run at you, and then try to stuff you at the line. The offensive line will need to show up.

 

Notre Dame should comfortably win, but only if the offense stops getting in its own way. The talent at Miami is there, but it's just really inexperienced and plays confused at times. This is not a game to sleep walk through, as Miami can beat you if you play lousy.

 

Very nice. That's what I'm looking for. I love that they rely on the run.

 

Defensively they gave up 32 points to Boston College. That's pathetic Boston College. They gave up 52 to Kansas State. Hawaii says dismiss that, but I say please check the thread that say Oklahoma Sucks. Kansas States' win over Oklahoma was not unpredictable to me.

 

I know Miami has good athletes. Fast athletes. But they have lost so much even on the lines of scrimmage. I really like this match up. Not a cupcake like everyone else has played, but not a big challenge.

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Miami is a game we need to win.

 

Sure they have talent and aren't a terrible team, but we need to put those types of teams away consistently if we're going to be a top 15 team all year. Ultimately, I don't think their offense can hurt our defense enough for them to get an upset win.

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Just watched the first quarter and the score is 14-7 BC. Both teams seem to be much better on offense then defense. Miami can't generate a pass rush and the secondary is porous. Harris is gone at quarterback, but this kid is better in that he is tougher and runs much better. They have the option near the goal line. I see talent and the sooner we play them the better. Don't think they will put a lot of pressure on Golson and we should be able to run. Sounds like what we said for Michigan!!! Will watch the rest later, just not seeing a stout defense either up front or in the secondary.

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BC'S slot receiver killed Miami early so Toma, Riddick from RB, Eifert, Niklas, maybe even brown or GA3 need to catch some passes. Their D LINE looks fast but not as big as the BIG 10.

 

We certainly should be able to block them up front. Agree with Toma and I always want to put it up to Eifert and Niklas. Wonder why we didn't use Toma and our tight ends against Michigan??

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