Author: Obvious Eric

I love sports! I love athletics and I love recreation. I cover the Miami Hurricanes, FIU Panthers and FAU Owls. I will talk about the obvious and paint a picture for you to give your takes as well. Let's chop it up and enjoy sports together!

The Miami vs. Pittsburgh preview is heavy with storylines. Pittsburgh has played a big part in Miami’s program although Miami has won the last four games against Pitt. Pitt is 7-4 and has won three games in a row. Miami is 5-6 and is facing an internal battle for the soul of the program versus complacent players and parents. Pittsburgh beat Duke last week and they beat Syracuse when they were ranked. The Panthers don’t have Kenny Pickett anymore but Coach Pat Narduzzi is still the coach. Not one Miami fan will forget the last time Pitt beat Miami. The…

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Now is a good time to do an FAU Owls end of season review. They finish playing this Saturday against offensive juggernaut Western Kentucky. The Owls could conceivably win the game as they are 4-1 at home. Earlier this year after a win against Rice, Coach Willie Taggart said that the players have tried so hard to win that they have found a way to lose. The Owls are 1-5 on the road and are 5-6 on the season. A closer look at the Owls shows that this team has had high roster turnover in the last few years. The…

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It is time for the FIU Panthers end of season review. The FIU Panthers have a bright future. They are 4-7 which is a 400% improvment from last season. They have bright local recruits who are stars on defense. They have found their starting quarterback in Grayson James. And, they have found a stable coach and front office after a turmoil, drama filled offseason. To recap, FIU posted an open head coaching job on the NCAA job board while Butch Davis was still the head coach. Davis abruptly resigned and went to the press saying that the football program was…

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The Hurricanes transfer portal in 2023 will be full of a lot of departures.  It has already started. Running back Thad Franklin has announced his entry and Striker Gilbert Frierson announced earlier in the week. The question posed to Mario Cristobal during the post-game press conference at Duke is now a fact. Hurricane players are not playing hard during games. The look on Cristobal’s face during that press conference and the repeating mantra sealed the player’s fate. He was going to go into the next week’s practice and grind that mantra into the players helmet’s. The other message he was…

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Let’s get started on the Miami Hurricane off-season checklist. At 5-5, there are still two games remaining but for any Hurricane fan, the season is over. Most likely, the coach’s message has grown stale. A player’s mentality must be: “We stink. This is wrong, that is wrong, but I’M GETTING MY STATS.” It’s obvious that the players on the team have a selfish attitude. It wouldn’t surprise me that many players have this sentiment and a Miami coach also feels this way. Ed Reed and Alonzo Highsmith were hired precisely for moments like these. A great article in “The Athletic”…

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Gridiron Heroics partners with Draft Scout to give each school’s Top 5 NFL Draft prospects in the ACC. Welcome to a list of the Wake Forest Top 5 NFL Draft prospects, as seen by Draft Scout. Each week brings us closer and closer to one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar — the NFL Draft. This year’s draft will be held in Kansas City, Mo. from April 27-29. Starting today? We take a look at the ACCzzzzzzz seniors, the class of 2023. Since we don’t know yet which underclassmen will declare? We’ll reconfigure the rankings when that…

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Gridiron Heroics partners with Draft Scout to give each school’s Top 5 NFL Draft prospects in the ACC. Welcome to a list of Georgia Tech Top 5 NFL Draft prospects, as seen by Draft Scout. Each week brings us closer and closer to one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar — the NFL Draft. This year’s draft will be held in Kansas City, Mo. from April 27-29. Starting today? We take a look at the ACCzzzzzzz seniors, the class of 2023. Since we don’t know yet which underclassmen will declare? We’ll reconfigure the rankings when that happens,…

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Gridiron Heroics partners with Draft Scout to give each school’s Top 5 NFL Draft prospects in the ACC.  Welcome to a list of the UNC Tarheels Top 5 NFL Draft prospects, as seen by Draft Scout. Each week brings us closer and closer to one of the most anticipated days on the sports calendar — the NFL Draft. This year’s draft will be held in Kansas City, Mo. from April 27-29. Starting today? We take a look at the ACC seniors, the class of 2023. Since we don’t know yet which underclassmen will declare? We’ll reconfigure the rankings when that…

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Here’s an FAU Owls Halloween special story. They have a Jekyll & Hyde personality, but the Owls do not have two different teams that play their games. The Tennessee Volunteers have the perfect uniforms for Halloween which you can read about here but I digress. The Owls beat UAB at home and the obvious conclusion would be they will beat FIU and MTSU, right? Wrong. But, something happens to the men when they board the plane to fly to the game. Team officials checked the turf on the fields at UTEP, Purdue, Ohio and Denton, Texas and they couldn’t find…

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Let’s review the Miami vs Virginia punt fest. Throughout the game, Virginia had opportunities to score but couldn’t score. That has been an issue all season. Miami was unsure on their play calls where they passed when they should run, run when they should pass. Every college football game has these “ebbs and flows” but in this game they were magnified. As if four quarters of regulation weren’t enough, the two teams decided to go four overtime periods. In the end, the Hurricanes “won ugly.” Here we go over each drive and show the critical moments. Lou Hedley is on…

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