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Canes need fighting hearts

caines | 9/13/2012, 5:30 a.m.

What a dreadful weekend it has been for Miami Hurricane fans, eager to see what was next after the U won on the road a week earlier at Boston College. The Canes got rocked to the tune of a 52-13 beat down at the hands of Kansas State and it was much worse than the final score indicated. We all know that this is a young football team and it is going to be a while before our beloved Hurricanes are ready to truly compete. Still, what we saw at K State was alarming for several reasons. Following a poor performance against Boston college where they surrendered 542 total yards, UMs defense turned in another dismal performance yielding 498 yards to K State. Quarterback Collin Klien toyed with the Canes young defense, completing 9-of-11 passes for 210 yards. He also scored three touchdowns on 22 carries for 71 yards he basically did whatever he felt like doing. It was flat out embarrassing watching the Canes get taken to the woodshed. Coach Al Goldens boys showed no fight, offering nothing in response. The Hurricanes have always had a certain type of player: Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Jeremy Shockey, Jerome Brown and Michael Irvin all shared a certain quality. Sure they were extremely talented but they all were fierce competitors and played with heart. You might beat them but in the end you would know that you were in a fight. They fought back and they never quit. This UM team needs that type of player someone who will not accept being slapped in the face. These boys are too soft. It is hard to watch players with that U on their helmets get shoved around and offer no resistance. While it is true that Golden will need time to turn this team around, maybe he should take a trip down the yellow brick road and schedule a meeting with the Wizard Of Oz as well. These young boys need something the greats of the past walked onto the UM campus already possessing. They need heart. The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox & Ed Freeman, can be heard daily on WMEN 640 Sports.