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March 04, 2010

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solarcane

yup

solarcane

wads that? 50 0r 60
thats skillz

j.w.

please please please!

j.w.

So close, yet so far away! :)

86Cane

j.w....it's ALL yours! U know what to do?

Solar doesn't count. He's still on the blog 'roids.

solarcane

solar, that's so i can talk about how hard i worked to overcome that difficulty afterward.
Posted by: Esteban | March 04, 2010 at 05:50 PM

este,
you rock lol!!

j.w.

Thanks 86- e-mail the addy to host@canespace.com?

solarcane

come to think of it I got banned for having the reflexes of John Wesley Hardin.

sigh****

raizecane

(Note - this response was written just as new blog became available and hope it doesn't get deleted..haha)

Ok....I wasn't going to bring it up but since 86 wrote this blog, I might as well put my input in. Let me start off by saying......"for the love of god people". It's not like we lost a loved one. We simply had a few people decide not to blog anymore so lets not act like the world is coming to an end. The sun did rise and we moved on, right???.

Now I have to say that i did enjoy most of the comments that those who are no longer with us had written and I even had the pleasure of meeting JSQ on several occasions. They did bring great info to the table but the one thing I have noticed since they stopped blogging is all of the new names that have popped up and left comments. Am I the only one that noticed this?? I am not sure why that is but I have a theory. It seems that if Truth or Mary made a simple comment like "It's nice outside", there would be 50 responses to that comment. But if you had someone who doesn't post often bring something informative to the blog, they would hardly (if at all) get someone to respond thus feeling left out. So if you feel left out, why bother? Now granted I know the folks who are now missing were popular and well deserved but it's nice to see new names contribute to the blog. Especially those who always read what we say but never felt compelled to leave a comment until now.

This blog will continue to move forward, we will continue to read it and as long as Soup's head doesn't get in the way, you shall see the sun rise.

Peace and Go Canes.

(Now back to your regularly scheduled program)

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Raize, that's an interesting take on it. I think most of the new posters were responding to the last blob's topic. If they continue to post we'll know more.

j.w.

Mock NFL draft (1st round only):
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/03/04/mock.draft.1/index.html?eref=sihp
The last year you won't see a Cane in one of these.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Nothing can bring back the focus and bitter hatred then the mention of anything Gator related

3 game sweep and a nice bench clearing brawl. 1st pitch of the 1st game needs to be thrown at the azz of the batter.

Screw the Gators

My own Cane rule!!!

16 grams

i love this place and a longtime reader and poster. Just a new handle_ Who am I?

86Cane

RAIZE...I AGREE AND THAT IS THE LAST COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT.

EVERYONE HAD A WHOLE DAY TO COMMENT. IT'S DONE, IT'S OVER.

NOW WE ALL MOVE ON...

16 grams

going back to the baseball debate lemme say this. Not tutting my horn just for some perspective. I lettered in 4 sports in high-school, Football, B-Ball, Wrestling, and that organized activity Baseball. and played D-III football.
Baseball is sooo boring to play and watch. Lets say you play outfield, you might get 1-4 balls hit your way in 9 innings and 3-4 at bats a game. So for the majority of the game you are standing with thumb up your nose or sitting on the bench with a thumb up your _______.

Baseball is an individual game with teammates. Football is the ultimate team sport.

Old Skool

What you can do and can't is a matter of skills and body type, genes, training and desire.

I refer to this quote all the time. Joe Frazier was once asked - something to the effect of - who was the bravest man he knew.

His answer: Mark Spitz.

A guy who goes toe to toe with Ali, thinks Mark Spitz is brave. Why? Frazier couldn't swim.

When he tried it one time for superstars competition, he quit halfway through and said. "It was like I was throwin' punches at the water and the water kept hitting back."

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

When he tried it one time for superstars competition, he quit halfway through and said. "It was like I was throwin' punches at the water and the water kept hitting back."

Posted by: Old Skool | March 04, 2010 at 06:22 PM

>>>

Haha, that's a great analogy but I don't think Spitz would agree about the bravery part. Willingly take a chance on your brain being damaged is pretty high up the bravery scale, not quite up there with skyscraper builders but it's up there.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Somebody brought up names before. Heres a few I loved over the years

Majestic Mapp
Scientific Mapp(im not sure if I spelled them right, but I loved those names)

My favorite college name played for Nebraska back in the day(70's I think) was

I.M. Hipp

Old Skool

No doubt Spitz would probably disagree, but to Frazier, Spitz was taking a chance on drowning.

LessIsMore

I plan on going to first miami baseball game in a really really long time. I actually played with jason santana in a traveling team in high school. I've heard the titanic is the spot to be at for pre-game festivities is this true??

raizecane

My State Farm agent is named Jim Swallows......

16 grams

lool ^^^^^^

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

My State Farm agent is named Jim Swallows......

Posted by: raizecane | March 04, 2010 at 06:30 PM

Isnt his wifes name Mary? I think it was in DeLand a few years ago I saw their sign for State Farm.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

but to Frazier, Spitz was taking a chance on drowning.

Posted by: Old Skool | March 04, 2010 at 06:28 PM

>>>

Oh yeah, no doubt about that. lol

Cat 5 Cane

i love this place and a longtime reader and poster. Just a new handle_ Who am I?

>>> That's easy...that would be, the gardner, growing herbal flowers

FightingIbis

Pretty shallow to blame injuries on the 09 woes. EVERY TEAM deals with injuries. It's not like UM has to deal with it and nobody else does. The top teams have guys that can step in and get the job done when it's required. Dah U doesn't or hasn't lately. That falls on the coaches shoulders. Saying that 11-1 was realistic with the injuries is big time short sighted. IMO

Posted by: This U | March 04, 2010 at 04:43 PM

There's a big difference between other programs having injuries that have a balanced roster of upper classmen. Randy cleaned house when he stepped in. We were well below the 85 scholly limit. We had 53 true sophomores and freshmen on this roster last year. When a sophomore goes down and you have to put in a true freshman in is harder than having a Senior injured who's being replaced by Junior or Sophmore.

You can say injuries didn't hurt us all you want to but they did. If our LB's don't stay healthy this year we're hurtin because of depth.

Having a true 2 deep roster will help us this year. That's why Randy will play 145 downs this year aat the spring game. He couldn't do that before because we didn't have a 2 deep.


Posted by: FightingIbis | March 04, 2010 at 06:39 PM

j.w.

I remember watching Frasier try to swim on the Superstars. I was just a kid, and it was a little scary back then, but now it's hysterical. "Why didn't you tell anyone you couldn't swim, Joe?" "I thought I would just figure it out."

solarcane

sebas yea I.M Hipp

He was a walk on at Nebraska then had some 200yds games.

He used to "Hippnotize" opponents..< the press not me

FightingIbis

86,

I love the space. Hell you got me a ticket on here to go to a bowl game when I didn't have a job over the holidays. I don't even log out of canespace on my computer it's always on.

From what I gather most of us are here because it is a no holds barred Canes site who can't stand some of the BS that goes on around other sites. Invited Guest or not Manny or any other person invited on here needs to know they better back it up and also need to know not everybody is going to agree with that person just like we don't all agree on everything.

I completely repect every poster on here because they have a difference of opinion. Everybody needs to just chillax not take everything so personal. If you can't stand the heat then this isn't the place for you.

Much love everybody! Let's all kiss a make up!

solarcane

fightni,
I agree about the depth being a major deal.
I was thinking about Randy saying they have to get tougher.

The defensive players saying practice is D out to blast the O every down and vice versa.
I don't think Randy had the luxury of guys getting nicked up at practice till this year.
Now he can push them like the old time practices.

86Cane

Thanks 86- e-mail the addy to host@canespace.com?

Posted by: j.w. | March 04, 2010 at 06:00 PM

Try: canespace86@aol.com

86Cane

Much love everybody! Let's all kiss a make up!

Posted by: FightingIbis | March 04, 2010 at 07:01 PM

Whipped creme on top?

16 grams

yes my man Cat5_ but never a grower.(how do you type in sarcasm) now not smoker of anything... yup got arrested, for 1 gram 10 feet from my house on christmas eve. Than i got maced while handcuffed in the backseat for speaking my righteous mind. Oh i'm half blind in one eye from the assault by the po-lice officer.

I thank NORML for providing me a lawyer.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Now I cant get old names out of my head

God Shammgod- played b-ball at Providence

raizecane

Isnt his wifes name Mary? I think it was in DeLand a few years ago I saw their sign for State Farm.

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | March 04, 2010 at 06:41 PM

I believe so.....

Cat 5 Cane

I'm tired
Have been reading all and hopefully we can move on and get beyond this dry hump. because we are all get sore about now.

Bamb,Bamb,Bamb!! as the headboard hits the wall.

Randy and Mike... love what you've brought and sorry for your personal problems... Wish both of you well... It's a tough road.

T and Jello... both of you bring life to the Space... I wish things were different, but maybe someday they will be... You are missed.

Calvin, quit horsing around... come on back!

86Cane

16...If Dan wants to out himself he can that on his own blog. Not here.

16 grams

he did on his own live chat. http://www.miamiherald.com/qna/forum/54/67848.html

Back to FB. as mentioned above now with the depth along the O and D line can only help. Still not convinced of the depth at LB. that will have to be more wait and see.

Daytoncane

football is a very tough sport, but it is not the hardest sport.

basketball is way harder than football in terms of skill. anybody here on canespace can catch a pass. but i doubt everybody could dribble a ball and run at the same time (and look coordinated doing it). and don't get me started on how long it takes to develop a consistent jumper. and basketball players are generally more athletic anyway.

a RBs job is easy, just pick a hole and run through it (that's what she said). the footwork and ball handling of a PG is so important and difficult, especially when you have a longer defender guarding you.

and as far as physicality, people really underestimate how strong and powerful these guys are. if you've ever had to chase a guy off a screen you know how physcial it can get. Sherron Collins is just as big or bigger than everyone close to his size on our football team. same with Chris Wright from Georgetown. Ty Lawson was a muscular dude too.

Wrestling and boxing are harder as well.

FightingIbis

Much love everybody! Let's all kiss a make up!

Posted by: FightingIbis | March 04, 2010 at 07:01 PM

Whipped creme on top?

Posted by: 86Cane | March 04, 2010 at 07:10 PM

With nuts, sauce and a little busted cherry...

86Cane

I plan on going to first miami baseball game in a really really long time. I actually played with jason santana in a traveling team in high school. I've heard the titanic is the spot to be at for pre-game festivities is this true??

Posted by: LessIsMore | March 04, 2010 at 06:28 PM

I was supposed to go to the baseball and basketball games but am sick beyond belief.

The Titanic IS the place to be.

Cat5 and SlingBlade....I will NOT be there so unfortunately you are on your own. Email me for details at:

canespace86@aol.com

16 grams

LooL- RB easy_ wow. it takes Vision, durability, athleticism, (#1 rule for a RB, Never stop your feet). can a 3rd baseman or even a point guard stop and start on a dime?

SOUP

Herbal Minded...all sports take skill and talent. Let it go.

Tell me about the LB position at UM. What FRESHMEN do U think has a shot at PT or starting in 2010?

FightingIbis

RB easy? LOL! Yeah because everybody can do it.

raizecane

BG - You will get a kick out of this

http://technabob.com/blog/2010/03/03/xbox-rrodman-robot/

SOUP

Ibis...I couldn't take a swing at the softball you put up. Wouldn't be prudent.

But how do U see the UM RB situation working out?

CaneRock

Dayton, yeah, basketball ain't no joke either. I'm helping coach my boys basketball team, and I thought since they had fairly good success in football, that it would translate to football...MAN WAS I WRONG! Like you said, footwork,ballhandling, and shooting are the main fundamentals to get down when they're young. So yeah, basketball exposes a lot of athletic flaws that players didn't think they had...

16 grams

I'm trying Soup. But i'm such a die hard football junkie its irks me when people compare football Athletes to Baseball players... OKay thats it no more bashing baseball..

as for the LB unit. I can't count on the freshman MLB Green. The big question is will Buchanon be healthy? and can CJ Holton make an impact. if they do than we still only have 4 quality LB's.

So we might see more nickel sets with spence mcarthy and the 3 corners. DVD, Harris, Mcgee or Hill.

Dare i say we will miss A. Brown. Only on special teams. So Athletic that kid is but must be dumb as a doornail. His future is at a rush LB in a 3-4 scheme.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Correction: I thought since they had fairly good success in football, that it would translate to BASKETBALL...

canechic

Six I know there are truly some boring football....I like to nap to baseball because it is relaxing! I watch pretty much everything but Nascar, Golf and table tennis!

FightingIbis

Ibis...I couldn't take a swing at the softball you put up. Wouldn't be prudent.

But how do U see the UM RB situation working out?

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 08:05 PM

I like it. What's not to like?

Berry showed us what a real Miami RB is supposed to look like last year. We know he's only going to take another step forward. Mike James was ahead of him but had to be moved to FB where he did very well as freshman. Lee Chambers has showed glimpses of being good but hasn't been healthy. If he stays healthy he could push for some PT.

I know Lamar Miller hasn't taken a snap yet but he was one of the highest recruits in the land at his position because he is the Truth. Everybody's been raving about him. There's no reason why he won't make a push at the spot. Storm Johnson was one of the best players in GA and has shown to be a quick powerful back. Everybody is sleeping on Darion Hall who everybody in the country recruited. Clements can be a versatile back.

Pat Hill has been good here but the future at FB is maurice Hagens. Hopefully John Calhoun has turned it on because he seems like he would be a bruising FB if given the chance. But again, Maurice Hagens is your protypical beast of a FB. I love his running style for that position.

So yeah, I love what at I see at the RB position. I'd stack it up there as being as deep as any team in the Nation if not better. No different than the WR position.

Randy isn't messing around. He's building a monster down in Gables.

16 grams

Q: i have my typepad account but my pic isn't showing up.. can someone help this former stoner out?

Daytoncane

Canerock,

yeah that don't cut it. it's a totally different game.

could Damien Berry play basketball as well as he plays football? i bet he couldn't. put a lineman on a basketball court and he would look like baby trying to walk for the first time.

what happened when Charlie Ward went to the NBA?

i wonder what would've happened if Antonio Gates went to the NBA?

and how often do you see a RB stop on a dime?

CaneRock

I don't know Ibis, I think Clements might be the odd man out in the rotation. I remember there was talk of Him maybe switching to CB...

CaneRock

Dayton, although I would disagree about your RB comment several posts earlier. Case in point, when Payton had to replace Gore in 02', and when Payton had to replace McGahee against OSU. Payton just didn't have the same instincts that Gore had, and He just couldn't hit the hole like McGahee...

16 grams

With Hill moving from WR to CB to Safety the versatility screams Nickel back.

SOUP

Payton just didn't have the same instincts that Gore had, and He just couldn't hit the hole like McGahee...

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 08:35 PM

That's what she said.

SOUP

With Hill moving from WR to CB to Safety the versatility screams Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Roger that!

16 grams

Pat Hill ≤ sam Gash

16 grams

I saw Clements live in HS his sophomore and Junior year.. A baller. However I'd put it at 50/50 he gets redshirted this year. Storm, Miller, james, Berry. Miller and James can return kicks so i'm changing my odds mid post. 70% chance clements gets redshirted. unless he moves to corner.

SOUP

HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

SOUP

Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Or Three Doors Down?

Rick Singh

86, sorry U will not be here this w/end. There is a couple of changes to this w/end rotation Hernendez on Fri., Santana on Sat., Erickson on Sun due to some stiffness and given some extra time. obtw Sunday's game is scheduled for 3pm start.

SOUP

Rick...thanks for the update. I appreciate the info. Post here, post OFTEN!

16 grams

Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Or Three Doors Down?

Posted by: SOUP

STupid yet i laughed out loud..

neither would be my answer.

16 grams

HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

Posted by: SOUP

ya but i balieve i writ mo elequently

16 grams

HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

Posted by: SOUP

ya but i balieve i writ mo elequently

Daytoncane

Canerock that just had to do with Payton's lack of vision and explosion. it doesn't take a genius to carry a football and run with it.

how many of those ex canes were equally great at basketball? i remember reading something last year on Sam Shields not being good at bastetball but good at football in H.S.

Jimmy Graham was very average on the court. he was basically a poor man's Ben Wallace/Erick Dampier. now he has the chance to be selected as soon as the 2nd round in the NFL draft.

not as hard as you think, is it?

SOUP

STupid yet i laughed out loud..

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:51 PM

I'm good at STUPID.

In case U haven't been around much lately.

SOUP

Dayton...who we doggin' tonight? LOL

16 grams

exhale__ not getting baited into this B-ball debate..

CGNC

Dayton - wasn't Jimmy ok at rebounding? I can't remember

solarcane

"....I will NOT be there so unfortunately you are on your own. "

how is you not being there make it unfortunate?
.... hell I might go now

CaneRock

"Canerock, that just had to do with Payton's lack of vision and explosion. It doesn't take a genius to carry a football and run with it."

I beg to differ. To give you another example about Payton repacing Gore. I think it was the FSU game. Payton carried the ball for something like 5 yards, and they showed a replay of the run where Payton should've cut it to His left. And the announcer pointed out that had it been Gore, with His vision, the play would've likely been a TD. I don't know about genius, but just like they use IQ in academia, I believe there is such a thing as AQ (Athletic Quotient) in sports, and you could see it in the comparison between Gore and Payton. Where Payton just "carried the football and ran with it", Gore would've been more resourceful and artful and scored a TD. All I'm saying is that no 2 RBs hit the hole the same way...

SOUP

how is you not being there make it unfortunate?
.... hell I might go now

Posted by: solarcane | March 04, 2010 at 09:03 PM

It's a FREE ticket situation. I may still make some ARRANGEMENTS.

SOUP

Chris Hernandez
Monsignor Pace
Miami, FL
Baseball – Junior

1. What has been your biggest sports thrill at UM?
Going to the College World Series - The Road to Omaha.

2. Do you have any superstitions?
I do have one; I do not step on the foul line.

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Take the game one pitch at time.

4. What are your career goals after college?
My goal is to play in Major League Baseball.

5. Who is your favorite athlete?
Ken Griffey Jr.

SOUP

The 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team plays its biggest non-conference series of the season this weekend as in-state rival No. 5 Florida is set to visit Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field for a three-game series, March 5-7.

Miami (6-1) and Florida (5-1) will open the series Friday night at 7 p.m., with game two set for the same time on Saturday. Sunday's series finale - originally scheduled for 1 p.m. - will start at 3 p.m. and will be televised live by Sun Sports.

The Hurricanes have opened the 2010 season winning six of their first seven, with series wins over Rutgers and Manhattan as well as a mid-week 15-2 victory over USF on Tuesday at the Florida Four tournament in Tampa. Miami is averaging 11.14 runs per game (78 runs in seven contests) and has reached double-digit runs in four of its first seven games.

On Tuesday against USF, preseason All-America catcher Yasmani Grandal led the `Canes at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored. In addition to Grandal's contributions, Michael Broad had four RBI on the night, Harold Martinez reached base four times and scored three times and Chris Pelaez extended his hitting streak to six games.

Daytoncane

Kobe is way more clutch than any QB or RB i've seen.

dude has hit so many game winning shots it's rediculous.

Lebron was easily an all-state WR in high school. but he still doesn't have a consistent jumper.

SOUP

Points....................... 29 Durand Scott at North Carolina (03/02/10)
23 Dwayne Collins vs Wake Forest (01/09/10)
22 James Dews vs South Carolina (11/22/09)
22 Dwayne Collins vs Tulane (11/19/09)
21 Dwayne Collins vs Duke (02/17/10)
21 James Dews vs Virginia Tech (01/31/10)
21 James Dews at Pepperdine (01/03/10)

solarcane


Isiah Moses Walter Hipp aka I.M. Hipp
straightup gangsta!

This must have been taken when he was with Sly And The Family Stone

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/imhipp.jpg

Nashvillecane

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 09:10 PM

that was the tenn game in 03 I believe and gary dannielson(sp?) was the announcer...the play happened right after Payton had a long run and got cought by jabbari greere...and the nxt play was the one in question...um kicked a fg afterwards...it reminded me of the ur b4 when antrel rolle hawked down Cedrick Houston on rocky top and ut settles for a fg and the rout was on

SOUP

Dayton...King James has a higher number and % of game winning shots than the Kobemiester.

shwarma

Raize - you made a very good point, especially in the case of our lawyer friend

SOUP - I commend you for leaving certain things posted on the last blog

SOUP

Trivia for a Canespace T-shirt:

Name three of the four highest paid assistant coaches in college football?

CaneRock

Thanks Nash, THAT WAS IT! I remember it was a loss. I think that was the game where KW2 made the soldier comment...

Nashvillecane

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:30 PM


Kirby Smart...Will Muschap...Kevin Steele...the new dc at tenn

pb(CSROH10)


Monte Kiffin

Nashvillecane

Thanks Nash, THAT WAS IT! I remember it was a loss. I think that was the game where KW2 made the soldier comment...

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 09:33 PM

yup and Brock had 2-3 red zone turn overs

Daytoncane

Dayton...King James has a higher number and % of game winning shots than the Kobemiester.

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:27 PM

and Lebron is from where?

don't hate lol.

CaneRock

So Dayton, who's the best from Ohio, The Big O, or Lebron...

solarcane

monte kiffen one of them soup?

Daytoncane

i love Lebron, but the big O was just a flat out boss as Cav would say.

LBJ is close though. he just needs to become a better shooter. and i don't trust him at the free throw line late in the game.

SOUP

Monte Kiffin 1.33 M (TENN)
Will Muschamp (Texas)
Ed Orgeron (Tenn)
Jimbo Fisher (FSU)

solarcane

monte kiffen
ed orgeron
will muscamp
aqua

SOUP

Highest paid assistants in 2009?

Tennessee $3.3 M
Texas $2.9 M
Bama $2.7 M
LSU $2.7 M
OU $2.5 M

Three schools that paid over $6 M for coaching?

Bama
OU
LSU

Nashvillecane

I thot u were talking for this coming yr??? Oh well

solarcane

soup,
I had three out of four but my refresh button screwed me, I used aqua as a shot in the dark cause i know he makes big dollars outside of being a rock star and sports analyzer

solarcane

so did i nash,
and jimbo fisher doesnt make more than aqua anyway

SOUP

ACC assistant coach salaries:

FSU $2.4 M
VT $2.0 M
UNC $1.9 M
Clemson $1.8 M
Maryland $1.8 M
NCST $1.6 M
GT $1.6 M
UVA $1.5 M

Duke and UM as private universities do not have to report.

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