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Alex Donno brings you a daily podcast on the Miami Hurricanes with Locked On Canes part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

Alex Donno brings you a daily podcast on the Miami Hurricanes with Locked On Canes part of the Locked On Podcast Network.


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Alex Donno brings you a daily podcast on the Miami Hurricanes with Locked On Canes part of the Locked On Podcast Network.




Is Tyler Van Dyke Still A First Round Pick? Strangest Miami Hurricanes Stat This Season

To the surprise of Miami Hurricanes fans, Mel Kiper Jr. still projects Tyler Van Dyke as a first round draft pick. He considers TVD as the 5th best quarterback prospect this year behind CJ Stroud, Will Levis, Bryce Young, and Anthony Richardson. Almost 90 percent of the Locked On Canes listeners who voted in our Twitter poll (follow us @LockedOnCanes) believe TVD will NOT be a first round pick. Host Alex Donno reminds everyone that despite TVD’s struggles, he still has NFL quality...


Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Hasn't Dipped Since Middle Tennessee Loss? Latest on TOP TARGETS

How much of a negative impact has the Miami Hurricanes’ loss to Middle Tennessee had on Hurricanes recruiting? Did that catastrophic loss cause 4-star Tyler Williams to choose Georgia instead? Can Miami stay in the lead for 5-star offensive tackle Samson Okunlola? Host Alex Donno welcomes John Garcia Jr. from Sports Illustrated to talk about the latest class of 2023 recruiting for Mario Cristobal and the Miami Hurricanes. Will Miami be able to land 4-star 6-5 WR Malachi Coleman? He was...


Too Much Tyler Van Dyke Slander? Can The Hurricanes Change Their Offense For UNC? Garcia Time?

Are we being too hard on Tyler Van Dyke? Keeping in mind the change of offensive philosophy and the injuries and losses at wide receiver, should we be putting more of the blame elsewhere? Would benching him for Jake Garcia make sense right now or does Tyler deserve another chance to bounce back? Can the Miami Hurricanes benefit from making a drastic mid-season change in offensive philosophy. Would taking play-calling away from Josh Gattis and giving it to Frank Ponce make any sense? Host...


The Miami Hurricanes Are College Football's "Greatest Fraud?" Key Stats On Van Dyke & Garcia

After the Miami Hurricanes lost to Middle Tennessee State 45-31, ESPN's Paul Finebaum referred to the Canes as "College football's greatest frauds." Is he right? Despite Miami having finally invested the proper money and resources into football, the results on the field haven't changed immediately. Even Finebaum admits that head coach Mario Cristobal can change it over time. Host Alex Donno and guest Luke Chaney feel that the "fraud" aspect comes from fans and media expecting too much too...


Top 5 Things The Miami Hurricanes MUST Fix During The Bye Week!

Miami has an opportunity to reflect and fix things during their bye week before facing the North Carolina Tar Heels on October 8th, 2022, to open up their ACC schedule. Head coach Mario Cristobal noted after the loss to Middle Tennessee that the team regressed in multiple ways after showing progress during their first three games. Host Alex Donno presents five things that need to be fixed during the bye week. The Hurricanes must scheme better and tackle better on defense. Man coverage might...


Is THIS The Miami Hurricanes' Biggest Problem Right Now?

Do the Miami Hurricanes have enough leadership within their own locker room? Coaching alone cannot possibly shoulder all of the blame for Miami’s athletes getting out-played at home by Middle Tennessee State. In years past, the Hurricanes had internal leadership from players like Michael Irvin, Alonzo Highsmith, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, just to name a few, to police one another and hold each other accountable! From the outside looking in, the current Miami Hurricanes appear to be severely...


Here's Why You Should Not Give Up On The Miami Hurricanes Coaching, Here's How To Fix Canes' Issues

There’s a troubling trend developing with some Miami Hurricanes fans already losing complete faith in Mario Cristobal and his staff after just four games. It’s become evident that the year one expectations from many were unrealistic. The Canes still have a ton of work to do. Losing to Middle Tennessee at home is inexcusable but now it’s up to this highly paid, highly touted coaching staff to come up with the answers. Host Alex Donno breaks down the ways Miami failed against the Blue Raiders...


Garcia Or Van Dyke? QB Controversy? Miami Hurricanes Embarrassed By Middle Tennessee At Home

The Miami Hurricanes suffered a 45-31 home loss to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, September 24th, 2022. It goes down as one of the worst losses in program history. Starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke threw two early interceptions, one for a touchdown, and was eventually benched in the third quarter for backup Jake Garcia. Garcia provided a spark and looked better than TVD but could not lead the Canes to the comeback they were looking for. Host Alex Donno breaks down the situation and...


Keys For The Miami Hurricanes Against Middle Tennessee! How About Some Touchdowns?

The Miami Hurricanes will look for a bounce back performance when they host the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from Hard Rock Stadium. Host Alex Donno shares his keys to the game for Mario Cristobal’s team. The Hurricanes would like to start faster and stronger this week. In all 3 of their games so far, the Canes have looked a bit soft on defense early on before settling in. Miami will need to play more disciplined, assignment football. While the defense...


Will The Hurricanes Land One Of These Blue Chip 2023 Receivers? Will Okunlola Be A Cane?

On Friday, the Miami Hurricanes will discover their fate in the recruitment of 5-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams from Ft. Lauderdale Stranahan. The class of 2023 playmaker is expect to choose either Florida State or Texas A&M, with Miami and Pittsburgh hopeful as dark horses. The Hurricanes seem to have a far better chance of landing 4-star receiver Tyler Williams out of Lakeland. He had been trending to Georgia but the Hurricanes have made a late push and there is some momentum. John...


How To Maximize The Miami Hurricanes Passing Game, Malik Rosier Breaks Down Scheme & Balance

The Miami Hurricanes passing game has been inconsistent through the first 3 games of the 2022 season. Miami has lost wide receivers Xavier Restrepo and Jacolby George for several weeks due to injury and the rest of the Canes receivers have been inconsistent. Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is showing ups and downs in the new offense of coordinator Josh Gattis. How can Miami tweak their passing game from the Middle Tennessee game and on? Former Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier joins host Alex...


Is Tyler Van Dyke Right About Hard Rock Stadium's Atmosphere? Does He Owe Canes Fans An Apology?

In an interview with Jordan Palmer, Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke says he prefers playing on the road because it gives him a true college atmosphere. He mentioned Hard Rock Stadium, Miami’s home, being far from campus and difficult for students to get to on game day. A clip went viral on Wednesday via Tik Tok. Host Alex Donno breaks down TVD’s remarks and addresses the idea of whether Tyler owes an apology to Miami’s fans. Donno feels that Tyler was not intending to call out...


Which Miami Hurricanes Players Are We Buying Stock In For The Middle Tennessee Game?

Which Miami Hurricanes can we expect to bounce back highest after the loss to Texas A&M? Running back Thad Franklin, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, only had one attempt last week. Tight Ends Will Mallory and Elijah Arroyo should be used a lot more with numerous injuries at wide receiver. Will Tyler Van Dyke bounce back with a big game after an uninspiring performance at quarterback? How far do you consider the stock to be down on head coach Mario Cristobal and offensive coordinator Josh...


Miami Hurricanes Strengths And Weaknesses From A&M's Perspective, TVD, Red Zone, Receivers

Grant Cameron, who covers Texas A&M, joined host Alex Donno to give an outside perspective of the Miami Hurricanes' performance. Grant studied the film and spoke on the coaching from Mario Cristobal, the play-calling from Josh Gattis, the quarterbacking from Tyler Van Dyke and the performance from Miami's wide receivers. How much blame should TVD shoulder compared to his teammates? The guys discuss Miami's improvements in the trenches on both sides of the football and whether these will be...


Jacolby George INJURED, Can The Miami Hurricanes Create New Depth At Wide Receiver?

The Miami Hurricanes have suffered another key injury at wide receiver. Jacolby George broke his thumb against Texas A&M and will be out indefinitely. The news was first reported by Canes County. George joins Xavier Restrepo on the injury list. Receiver was already a question mark for Miami and now the situation is bordering on crisis. Could Miami consider converting players like tight end Jaleel Skinner and cornerback Malik Curtis to receiver? Or do they just need to rely on players like...


What We Learned About The Miami Hurricanes vs Texas A&M! Physically Ready But Not Mentally?

Physically, the Miami Hurricanes have closed the gap with talented rosters like Texas A&M. Miami’s offensive line only gave up 8 pressures with zero sacks and helped the Canes rush for over 175 team yards. Mentally, Miami beat themselves with mental mistakes like the Tyrique Stevenson dropped punt, 7 dropped passes, and critical penalties. Host Alex Donno breaks down everything he learned from Miami’s 17-9 loss at College Station. Donno reminds us that Miami seemingly fixed everything that...


REACTION: Miami Hurricanes Lose 17-9 To Aggies On Night Of Missed Opportunities

The Miami Hurricanes could not get out of their own way when it came to mental mistakes and offensive miscues. The Hurricanes lost to Texas A&M 17-9 at College Station on Saturday, September 17th, 2022. The Hurricanes became the first team since 2000 to pick up 27 first downs in a game without scoring a single touchdown. Miami out-gained the Aggies 392 to 264, out-rushed them 175 to 124 and had 217 passing yards to 140. Host Alex Donno reacts to and recaps the game, with the Hurricanes...


Miami Hurricanes at Aggies Game Day! Can "Special" Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke Be The Difference?

It’s Miami Hurricanes game day! The Canes face the Texas A&M Aggies on the road in the first big test of the Mario Cristobal era. Miami has a special quarterback in Tyler Van Dyke, can he make the difference in a close game? The Aggies have made a quarterback switch from Haynes King to Max Johnson. Could Johnson exploit Miami in pass coverage? Miami will need to put constant pressure on him with Leonard Taylor, Akheem Mesidor, Nyjalik Kelly, Darrell Jackson and the rest of their top...


Xavier Restrepo Injured, Which Miami Hurricanes Receivers Will Step Up? Aggies QB Change? Keys To The Game

The Miami Hurricanes will have to face the Texas A&M Aggies without top receiver Xavier Restrepo. The Miami Herald and other outlets are reporting that Restrepo has suffered a foot injury and could miss several week. In Miami’s first two games, Restrepo has caught 11 out of Tyler Van Dyke’s 33 completions and has been targeted in 27% of TVD’s 45 pass attempts. This will leave a big opportunity for Brashard Smith, who will likely replace him in the starting lineup. But replacing Restrepo will...


Miami Hurricanes At Texas A&M Matchups, Rumored Canes Injury? Crossover With Locked On Aggies!

The Miami Hurricanes will have LT Zion Nelson, running back Jaylan Knighton and DL Akheem Mesidor back at full strength from injury when they face Texas A&M on Setember 17th, 2022. However, there are mounting reports and rumors that WR Xavier Restrepo may have suffered an injury in practice and his status might be in doubt. Host Alex Donno discusses what we know about the situation and how Brashard Smith will need to step up at slot receiver if called upon. Donno welcomes in Locked On Aggies...