Film Review: Louisville 27 – Miami 52


The Hurricanes offense was clicking on Saturday afternoon regardless of a rain storm at Arduous Rock Stadium. The ‘Canes lastly took benefit of a foul protection and completed 5-of-10 on third down, didn’t flip the ball over, allowed just one sack, and completed excellent within the kicking sport (1/1 on area targets, 7/7 on additional factors).

Jarren Williams set a Miami passing document with six touchdowns breaking the 5 landing document that was held in a tie between a few of Miami’s best gamers to put on the orange and inexperienced. Williams is simply a freshman. Williams additionally averaged 11.5 yards per try.

Deejay Dallas continues to flash indicators of his NFL working again skills speeding for 96 yards (6.four yards per carry) and one other rating. Probably the most spectacular nights had been in all probability from Dee Wiggins and Mike Harley. Wiggins averaged 28.three yards per catch and two touchdowns whereas Harley averaged 19.three yards per catch and scored twice, as effectively.

Earlier than we get began, I wish to level out that 5 of Williams’ 6 landing passes can within the shotgun and his one below middle landing was on a display go to Deejay Dallas. Embrace the gun, and trendy offenses or wrestle towards Pitt and CMU. That’s all. Let’s get it.

Run-Go Choices aka RPO’s aka trendy soccer in any respect ranges

Prefer it or not, RPO’s are right here to remain. I take advantage of them in my workplace, Clemson and Alabama use them of their offense, Andy Reid makes use of them, Sean McVay and the opposite “geniuses” all use them, too. I’ve hung out on SOTU explaining that 1- an RPO has nothing to do with inside zone learn or every other quarterback run play; and 2- they’re mandatory as a way to fight groups that wish to load the field with even or eight defenders.

Across the 10 minute mark of the first quarter Miami makes use of an inside slant RPO for nice success. That is the sort of scheme the ‘Canes ought to be working: 20 personnel, zone lead run scheme with an RPO packaged, and letting your quicker gamers make performs on poor tackling groups.

As you possibly can see above, as soon as Williams rides the mesh of the hand off he can see if the linebacker can get to the slant route breaking behind him. If the linebacker performs up on the run in any respect, the QB will throw. It’s a good window as a result of he doesn’t play the run tremendous aggressively like the opposite two linebackers however he’s shut sufficient to the road of scrimmage robust, correct throw received’t get batted or intercepted (until it’s a linebacker within the NCAA ‘14 sport).

third degree RPO’s within the purple zone

As a play caller you have got to concentrate on area zone tendencies. What I imply by that is- how do defensive coordinators modify to being pinned down contained in the 20 or 10 yard line? In the event that they’re usually a zone group, do they examine to man protection (as they actually ought to) contained in the 20? Do they begin bringing extra stress than typical as a result of they’re backed up? That is one thing I’m far more inclined to consider than even down and distance.

An amazing name close to the top zone is a submit RPO to a single receiver. I don’t like what the twins receivers do on the underside as they run immediately into the play and actually may’ve triggered some chaos if the slot’s defender bumped into the submit from Williams. As you possibly can see above, the protection performs up for the run and Williams pulls and preps to throw the submit. The QB must assume his WR will come open as a result of his 2nd choice after pulling the ball is to take off and run.

This isn’t an ideal play by design or execution by any means but it surely will get Miami ultimately zone as soon as once more and reveals that Dan Enos is making an attempt to modernize and make changes from even only a week in the past.

What about protection?

The protection struggled to cease Louisville, till the Playing cards did one thing boneheaded to beat themselves. Micale Cunningham completed 12-of-18 for 12.2 yards per go try and two touchdowns with an interception. He didn’t run effectively towards the ‘Canes, and was sacked thrice.

The Playing cards backs did run effectively as Javian Hawkins and Hassan Corridor averaged 6.1 and 13.2 yards per carry respectively with a landing. Star receiver Tutu Atwell averaged 23.7 yards per catch with a landing. Miami’s secondary gave up large performs with a 36, a 20, and a 40 yard reception on the afternoon.


How did guys persistently get open? Scott Satterfield discovered holes within the protection. Above, on Mesh, as Shaq Quarterman covers the working again within the flat the “mesh” of mesh comes open. You may see somebody performs down on the crosser going left to proper however with Quarterman within the flat the crosser going proper to left is open. The submit is mugged up which cuts off the protection and cornerback to the highest of the display and leaves the crosser open for an enormous play.

Play-Motion TE Seam

Keep in mind that area zone dialog? Groups have been choosing on Miami’s inside linebackers for years with play-action within the purple zone. Manny Diaz’s scheme typically performs man contained in the 10 (as he ought to) however his linebackers are horrible at figuring out a play-action they usually’re horrible about letting tight finish varieties sneak into the top zone proper behind them. I’ve been placing these on movie evaluations for the previous few seasons since Manny arrived (even again to July of 2016).

Alignment and task

Defensive soccer relies on alignment and task. First- it’s a must to get lined up correctly and 10 males on the sphere, which is what this seems to be like, is an apparent concern. Quarterman has no different linebacker subsequent to him. There are 4 down linemen, a cornerback on the LOS seeking to carry stress, an overhang splitting the EMOL and slot, two excessive safeties, and a cornerback over the #1 menace to the underside of the display.

It’s straightforward to see how a protection is gashed on a two-back extensive zone play when the linebacker isn’t there to fill the lead blocker. He runs into free house and Quarterman will get double teamed earlier than he can do something.


Dan Enos opened up the playbook and Williams capitalized with an enormous afternoon. With out the offense placing up large numbers this might’ve been a protracted day for Miami. 27 factors allowed would’ve been a loss had Miami caught to their typical factors per sport of 22 heading into the weekend. As an alternative, the ‘Canes offense scored 52 and Williams broke the UM passing touchdowns document.

Let’s hope this extra shotgun influenced, unfold ‘em out, take a number of deep photographs, make the most of RPO Dan Enos is right here to remain. The Arkansas-style offense he had used towards Central Michigan and Pitt can keep again in Fayetteville. This sport moved Miami up 21 spots on factors per sport from 99th and 78th.

Keep in mind the massive three of making a profitable soccer program? Acquisition, improvement and deployment? This sport was proof that Miami has acquired loads of expertise, some have even developed like Dee Wiggins and Mike Harley, they only have to be deployed correctly like towards the Playing cards.