OBB: The Wake Up (2/7)

Wake up sunshine. This is your Tuesday morning wake up call from your point scoring leaders the OBB. Duke gets absolutely blasted on the road and Pony Up Dallas. The Greentree always awaits. #LETSGO! Wake up!

the Greentree

Jakai Clark announced his transfer commitment to SMU last night. Clark is now the sixth former Miami player to transfer to SMU this offseason. The former consensus three-star recruit out of Loganville, Georgia started the majority of the last two seasons for the Canes.

SMU Head Coach Rhett Lashlee has now netted 16 transfers this cycle and has simultaneously revamped his offensive line. The former Miami center is the fourth Power Five Hog Mollie to join the Ponies. Texas offensive lineman Logan Parr, Missouri’s Hyrin White and Texas A&M’s P.J. Williams are the other three.

It should feel like a family reunion for Clark. DL Jordan Miller, Elijah Roberts, wide receivers Key’Shawn Smith, Romello Brinson and RB Jaylan Knighton round out the runaway Canes. The Hurricanes will rely on UCF transfer Matt Lee to fill the center void left by Clark.

“SMU becoming home of misfits from Miami.”

Hard Woodies

The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team absolutely throttled the team from Durham, North Carolina last night. The Hurricanes won 81-59 in front of a full Watsco Center. Duke finished the game with 21 turnovers and also lost the rebound battle 38-31 despite their apparent size advantage.

Norchad Omier led all scorers with 17, Jordan Miller had 16 and Wooga Poplar added 14 for the Canes. The Players of the Game were both Omier, who was perfect from three, and Miller who had three steals.

The 22 point defeat was the second largest defeat for the Blue Devils against Miami. Duke lost to the Canes by 27 in 2013. Both were home wins for the Miami Hurricanes and both games were packed. 1,811 students were in attendance last night which was the third-most in school history.

Next up for No.19 Miami will be versus Louisville on Feb 11. It will be an ACC Network televised game and tip off is set for 7 P.M.

“Domination from start to finish.”

“I just hope they don’t look past Louisville to UNC.”

X's and Ro

OPINION. The offensive coordinator selection process is taking far too long. I know that seems rather obvious by now but the fact still remains. Coach Mario Cristobal is the equivalent shopping for a gourmet meal in a grocery market. But the longer he takes to shop, the more items are being sold out.

Taking your time doesn’t guarantee success or validate the process as better either. Josh Gattis was the byproduct of a painstakingly long process in which the end result was rather obvious. He was the worst statistical coordinator in modern day Canes history. That meal took long to cook and was terrible to digest.

When you also consider that the plan to move on from Josh Gattis was in motion months prior to the actual dismissal, it’s begrudging. The gourmet de Gattis did far more than tank the offense, it soured the selection process. Perceivably thorough was nothing more than bacon wrapped ineptitude with a side of due diligence.

And what about Jason Candle, the current Toledo Rockets head coach? He isn’t necessarily leaping at the opportunity. Candle was previously offered the job and declined. Candle might end up being the guy, but the lack of expedience on his part is starting to speak volumes. The process isn’t perfect.

The Hurricanes will ultimately decide on an offensive and defensive coordinator. They might be great for the Hurricanes or they might flutter into abysmal anonymity, who knows. I am a firm believer in the old carpenter’s adage of measuring twice to cut once.

But at what point is measuring too many times excessive? Regardless, this is the standard operating procedure for Mario. He takes his time. And there is nothing you or I can do about it.

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About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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