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August 04, 2010

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SuperCooper

Kinda disappointing that Latwan isn't in yet. I hate the Clearinghouse

Charlie Brown

They put in their time and played their role and played well. That's all, not defending them in any way other than no need to bash the kids...

Posted by: THE MAN | August 05, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Agree 100%

Six

I wasn't formerly anything

I've always been the name "Six"

I'd never be anything else

Also, the Ohio State game isn't going to be as easy as people think

Cameron Heyward & Justin Boren are All-Americans for a reason

Luckily Boren is a Guard

Whoever has to block Heyward on the untested Miami O-Line is going to have his hands full

They don't really have to pass the ball, they can run it well enough in order to set up a play action

And Pryor running around is a problem. BJ Daniels and USF wasn't even as good as Ohio State's practice squad last year ... there's a just a slight difference between the WRs that BJ Daniels had to throw to, along with the USF O-Line - compared to who Pryor has and his O-Line

There's a reason that I heard Whipple and some other coaches say after the USF game, down in the tunnel near the locker room, that preparing for UCF was harder than prepping for USF .... they were basically making fun of the team up here in Tampa

Ohio State has 4 returning starters on their O-Line ... 3 Srs where it counts at both Tackle spots and Center ... 2 Jrs at the Guards

Sazenbacher reminds me of Anthony Gonzalez ... other than Brandon Harris out there, does anyone really trust DVD or McGee or Ryan Hill yet?

They have 7 starters returning on Defense - all 7 are Seniors, including both MLB and WLB

Both DBs are Seniors - so whoever is in the slot, they're going to have a busy day (hopefully my boy Kendal)

One of the Safeties is a newbie starter, the other is a Senior

They do the typical Big 11 type football

Run it. Defense. Run it. Defense.

For containing BJ Daniels, they couldn't contain Ponder from running, they couldn't contain Taylor from running ... maybe b/c FSU and VTech's OLines were not subpar like USFs

The Advocate

Cav,

I like your optimism as always. The thing that worries me about TP is not that he can take off running - it's that he actually reads through his progressions now. Look at the Oregon game and I'll show you a QB who is looking down field to throw while athletic enough to take off for big chunks. He's no T-Bone, but he is 6-5 233 and a legit 4.3 guy. And he did his best scrambling/buying time/playmaking late in the game. Look at the last Posey TD. I dare say no one can cover that type of adjustment.

But ultimately, it comes down to how well the Canes deal with the stadium noise (VT last year was not good).

- The Advocate

360Cane

Posted by: Six | August 05, 2010 at 04:37 PM

But Six...

Weren't they saying the same thing when we faced Derrick Morgan last year and that Dline OU had? Wasn't OU the #1 D in the land at that time? We pushed the way nicely for Baby J that game, too.

When we come to play we play. The boys have to come to play in the Shoe, period!

orange 'n green in the vein

Did I hear someone say, "Guys were flying around?" Must be football season.

SOUP, you know that a big part of that protection holding up is also going to be Mr. Football II going through his reads and release MUCH FASTER this year than last as well, so some of that isn't just on the backs of his fat-boys who are a better overall group this year IMO just through attrition if nothing less.

Ungar

I wasn't formerly anything
I've always been the name "Six"
I'd never be anything else

Posted by: Six | August 05, 2010 at 04:37 PM

No offense intended. Just a small joke about how your name changes to the next ring we are shooting for every time we win a title....

And I was looking forward to seein you post as Seven next year!

Charlie Brown

SOUP, you know that a big part of that protection holding up is also going to be Mr. Football II going through his reads and release MUCH FASTER this year than last as well, so some of that isn't just on the backs of his fat-boys who are a better overall group this year IMO just through attrition if nothing less.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 05, 2010 at 05:30 PM

Agree 100%

HersheyCane

Thu., Sept. 2 Florida A&M at Miami 7:30 p.m. ESPN3.com

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4903371

dunnnttt dunt danaaaa
It's coming fast!!


C___A___N___E___S

MaryLouAlumni

Boy, are all of you Cansters smart!! Got the chills just reading about the season and especially about Ohio State. I hope to drive to Columbus,hang with the Miami Alumni and hope to guy a ticket. On some of the sites, they are offering them from $300 to $3200 for just one ticket.
I'm so nervous for the dire threesome (Ohio, Pitt and Clemson), and so excited for the season to begin.
What is ESPN3??? I guess I need to call Comcast and see if they have the ESPN GamePlan. Expensive, but worth it, since the Canes should be on TV alot.
You guys are awsome.

Charlie Brown

You guys are awsome.

Posted by: MaryLouAlumni | August 05, 2010 at 06:53 PM

Why thank U MaryLou!

^^^ blush ^^^

HersheyCane

Mary,
ESPN3 is a live sports/football channel through ESPN.com. Comcast is a carrier and it's a free service. Check out the ESPN page and click on ESPN3.

CANES

Craig Guthrie

Been a while since i have signed on, but just wanted to say HI to all those other die hard canes fans. Ready for the season to get going. I got a chance to skydive this past weekend and i wore my Canespace T shirt i was given when i was deployed to Kuwait last year. Cheers to all.

HersheyCane

Soup,
I never got my CANESPACE shirt but I moved recently...AKA style so that might be why, even though I did put a change of addy in. If I can get one before season starts, that would be great! Let me know. I will email you my new addy if so.

CANES

Craig Guthrie

any canes fans in little rock arkansas area? I know there probably isn't but it's worth a try. I would like to get a group together for watch parties. I have a good sports pub that would accomodate us.

Manny Navarro

Check out all the interviews from today's Media Day. Video, audio, press conferences. It's all linked on my blog at Eye On The U.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/08/canes-not-making-any-predictions-this-year.html#comments

Sebastian

Thanks for the info. and the link Manny

elliott

That sucks about ESPN3 I have Time Warner digital cable and they do not offer the channel. It looks like ESPN Gameplan is not an option either, so.....So much for drinking Rolling Rock and watching the game...

ZarOkoN

Six!
Very good stuff man...

the thing is. Miami shouldnt win the game vs Ohio St...sooo! if they do. upset

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

There's a reason that I heard Whipple and some other coaches say after the USF game, down in the tunnel near the locker room, that preparing for UCF was harder than prepping for USF .... they were basically making fun of the team up here in Tampa

Ohio State has 4 returning starters on their O-Line ... 3 Srs where it counts at both Tackle spots and Center ... 2 Jrs at the Guards

Sazenbacher reminds me of Anthony Gonzalez ... other than Brandon Harris out there, does anyone really trust DVD or McGee or Ryan Hill yet?

They have 7 starters returning on Defense - all 7 are Seniors, including both MLB and WLB

Both DBs are Seniors - so whoever is in the slot, they're going to have a busy day (hopefully my boy Kendal)

One of the Safeties is a newbie starter, the other is a Senior

They do the typical Big 11 type football

Run it. Defense. Run it. Defense.

For containing BJ Daniels, they couldn't contain Ponder from running, they couldn't contain Taylor from running ... maybe b/c FSU and VTech's OLines were not subpar like USFs

Posted by: Six | August 05, 2010 at 04:37 PM

>>>>>>>

Six, OSU looks good on paper but I've studied these fools up close. I'm not impressed and thsi year's version isn't as good as last year's version on defense.

Their OL was solid last year not great. Look at the point totals. Look at who the leading rusher was...Pryor. In the Oregon game, how many times was Pryor chased out of the pockey? How many sacks??

They did enough to win against an Oregon defense that was hemorraging points almost the entire year last year, yet how much did they score?? 26 or so and that's with Oregon's gift on the go ahead TD fumble.

Pryor's making his reads, big shyt. That's basic. His delivery is still slow and his reads are still slow. If not, why did Oregon get so much pressure on him? He made enough plays to win that game. It was nothing special. People just want to hype him because he's at OSU. At this point he hasn't done anything near T-Bone or even VY, individually or on the scoreboard. He, like OSU has been for the last five years is OVERRATED.

Little #12 will be eaten alive by our DBs, any of them. Did you notice the Oregon true frosh who basically shut him down? He looks aight against slow azz big ten comp. Reality comes on 9-11.

And their D is good as long as a team can't run the ball. You talk about your Hawaiian boy coaching Navy, well how in the hell do you think they had OSU on the ropes in the 4th being out-manned at every position? OSU did NOT prepare for them well and they ran the ball enough to poke holes in that zone. Suddenly those DBs couldn't just sit back and play catch and when they were forced to man-up and make plays they got burnt more than a few times.

Iowa did the exact same thing only with more passing and less running. I didn't see a damn thing from OSU's CBs that made me think they could cover our WRs. They haven't seen WRs like ours since 2008 USC. But the Iowa WRs were whoopin them, even though they were slow as molasses.

The key to that sleepy zone is the same thing it's always been...DL. Heyward's good and apparently another DL is returning, so instead of losing 5 or 6 of their top 8 they only lost four or five.

Bottom line though is Heyward's not any more talented than Bailey, Vernon, or Ojomo, and that was WITHOUT a real DL coach. With Petri I expect our DL to bring it like proper Hurriances do, both physically and technically.

But most importantly, if the DL and OL, and team as a whole were so great, how do they give up 26 points to Purdue?? PURDUE???

Even on a bad day, how does your system allow that to happen??

By the same token, how do you give up 27 to NAVY??? While only scoring 31, and the last TD coming in the 4th??

And I won't even mention Iowa, who's skilled players wouldn't crack our 4th team BUT who executed and played hard and were making plays all over the field against OSU, AND THAT WAS WITH A QB STARTING HIS FIRST GAME.

Iowa had 3 TOs and 2 dropped TD passes, AND STILL took it to OT AT THE SHOE.

So tell me why and how this year's OSU team is any better than last year's overall?? I say they're weaker up the middle on D, esp. in the 2nd game of the year.

Posey is the closest thing they have to a "dangerous" player and I'm not the least concerned with him. He runs good routes, has good speed and occasionally makes a clutch grab. And???

People say Pryor has improved so much because he had a good game against Oregon. Since when is Oregon's defense some barometer? Last time I checked STANFORD DROPPED 51 on them. Toby G had 2240 yards on 40 carries.

Now if mighty Stanford can run the ball that well you'd think OSU would be able to do something similar right???

Well guess what, they managed 153 total yards, 72 of those coming from Pryor scrambling. And Pryor had a whopping 233 yards passing, 100 of those yards going to Posey.

So what happens when Posey is taken away from him??

And tell me again why that OL is so friggin special??

They're overrated just like Tressel, just like they were in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

The only difference is the nation won;t have to wait until Jan. to see just how overrated they are.

If Tressel weren't such a scary-pants, they might actually be able to use some of the talent they have. But because he's such a punk and relies on having superior athletes to the rest of the Big Ten, instead of superior strategy and tactics, they get whooped when they run into a team that's as big, fast or faster, and running a system that attacks and let's the athleticism dominate. It's happened too many times to dismiss it.

Tactics is what beats OSU more than talent. That's what your boy at Navy understood and exploited he just didn't have the horses to finish the job. Iowa was closer but had too many mistakes. Purdue did it and a USC team with a true frosh QB did it. Oregon almost did it but the OSU DL showed some guts and stopped them on 3rd down in the 2nd half.

Watch that last drive of USC's and notice how masterfully their OC yoked OSU's zone around like a yo-yo. Here inside, there outside, run on 1st, pass on 2nd, and Joe Mcknight was brilliant. OSU's DL was on their heels the entire drive after the first play where McKnight missed his block and Barkley got sacked. After that it was the McKnight USC OC show.

If they win it will be because we make a ton of mistakes.

I don's see that happening. Playing at home will give them a little advantage but I still see us winning this going away.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And did I mention Pryor crumples like a crash-test dummy on impact..

Mr Pryor I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Armstrong. He'll be your special agent ALL DAY LONG....

Six

360Cane - I like the potential of the Canes OLine ... but potential and actual playing are 2 completely different things

At least last year, we knew what we possibly had in Fox protecting Jacory's back .. we knew about Orlando Franklin next to Fox, from him playing the year before .. we knew about Figs, from him playing some games the year before .. the wildcard was Pipho, b/c we were used to seeing Rutledge out there on the end

This year - it's anyone's guess outside of Franklin and Figs how this line is going to play

Last year, opening up with the Noles and then playing GTech - I think it helped by playing FSU first game in how to evaluate & work on the OLine for the GTech game

This year, opening up with FAMU and then going up to Columbus? What kind of test is FAMU going to give our guys to get ready for Ohio State and Heyward coming off the edge?

I have a bad feeling that it's going to take until the Clemson game for the OLine to really start to gel together

Also on Clemson, ya they lost CJ Spiller - but a RSFrosh QB in Parker still won the game last year with 326 yards passing & 3 TDs .... even if you took away the 104 yards receiving that Spiller had, Parker still threw for 222 yards - that's only 34 yards less than Jacory

Parker absolutely abused the middle of the field all day long against Miami, Clemson players were roaming free

Spiller is gone ... Andre Ellington and a beast in Jamie Harper are going to take up after him


I think the Canes will be alright, if, they just take to heart what the Playmaker said before the FSU games a few years back ... saying that each man has to make a promise to one another about getting their job done

Each person gets their job done, they'll be fine

I still don't like the OLine until I see it perform ... and whoever the hell is opposite of Brandon Harris better take care of business as well

Sebastian

Six
Are you having to cover the Bucs at all?

If so is anyone showing any interest in them?

For the 1st time, its about the Rays and their success. If anything about the Bucs I hear its more about what they havent done

Six

Cav - Ohio State underestimated Navy right off the bat, pretty easy to do and a lot of schools do the same thing

Florida State last year with Jacksonville State - they trailed for 48 minutes of the game

The USC game for Ohio State was won with what, 1:08 left in the game? Also, the 2nd game of the season, Pryor was still playing like ass

Then you saw them start to slowly come together - Pryor didn't finally start doing really well until the end of the year, esp. in the Rose Bowl when Pryor finally woke up and threw for 266 yard 2 TDs and ran for 72 yards

He was a Sophomore .. just like Jacory .. I think they made the offense too vanilla for Pryor all year long, much like when Nix was here with Marve and Jacory - then they finally opened it up a little for him at the end of the year and let him do what he's supposed to be doing

And the Ohio State D held Oregon to its worst offensive performance basically all year .. 81 yards passing

I've got no idea how they lost to Purdue

But they only lost 2 times last year ... whether it was pretty or ugly, they still won

They blew out the Wisconsin team that beat Miami in the Bowl Game


And just like how our Canes team is one year older and mature ... so is their team

Jacory and Pryor are both a year older in their system

Ohio State will lull you to sleep with their play, but, it's effective


I'm just not taking them as lightly as others are. I want the Canes to go up there and destroy them ... but I'm not underestimating them at all, esp. at home

Six

Sebastian - I didn't go out to camp today, I was at the Rays game

But it is cool to see the young kids out there playing the past few days

Gerald McCoy, Brian Price, Roy Miller, Arrelious Benn, Mike Williams


If you heard Raheem's impersonation of Aqib Talib, you'd laugh your ass off ... Raheem always drops an Aqib impersonation into his press conferences

"Mannnn, it hot as hell out here .. lets go to da weight room and watch Quincy Black work out mannn"


I still have no idea what Carnell Williams says half the time

He's a mix of Pootie Tang, Slingblade and Mac De Albuquerque on here

Ya, there's a lot of people out there, everyday at camp with microphones stuck in people's faces .. cameras everywhere ..... it's football season, there's always going to be interest

They might actually win 5 games this year if you look at their schedule

Sebastian

I would like to see them get that many wins maybe 1 or 2 more but I just dont know.

A young QB and no sure thing at WR will be a killer. K2 is it unless someone steps it up bigtime.

And somehow stop the run and they might get those wins

Im glad to hear people are still hyped up over the Bucs at training camp. I havent really heard to much about things over there

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, underestimating Navy means your coaches didn't prepare you properly, which bodes well for us if they're looking at the Wisky game.

But that wasn't why Navy dropped 27 on them and had them on their heels most of the game.

OSU's zone has holes and Navy knew this going in. The same reason Navy scored 27 and almost won is the reason UF, LSU and USC routed those fools.

Tressel plays the same strategy and tactics today as he did in 2002. It worked that year because they had a ton of very talented upperclassmen on defense, the DL especially.

But when they don't have that, or sometimes even if they do, a team that can attack that zone can take them apart. That's how Navy did it. That's what Iowa did. Neither of those teams have the athletes to really crush them though. But execution can do a lot of damage against a zone like that and an offense that conservative.

But the reason Tressel doesn't change is because it works in the Big Ten because player for player he has better players than other Big Ten schools. So the law of averages and talent usually wins.

They took Purdue too lightly and Purdue gave Pryor dozens of different looks on D and they beat them, with average talent.

Don't get me wrong. OSU has talent. They just don't know how to use it.

orange 'n green in the vein

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT F'ING SWEATERVEST! OVERRATED COACHES LIST READS:

1 - BOB STOOPS
1A - F'ING SWEATERVEST

Sebastian

Mark Richt is looking to get some votes in that 1 and 1A column

Sebastian

I dont know if anyone is watching the Marlins/Phillies game

That was a horrible call by the 3rd base umpire

That just cost the Marlins a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 9th

solarcane

Jimmy Graham wows the Saints coaches and players with his first catch ever.

Jimmy makes all the Southern state news hilite reels today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns52Hr3a2Js

unbelievable.

411CANE formerly 404

LA says we need not worry, he will be in Coral Gables soon enough...

2 who it concerns I talk to coach Deem&UofM admissions yesterday they tld me everything is under control dnt worry!
txt • 8/5/10 9:19 PM

411CANE formerly 404

BTW -

On July 22, 2008, Amy Deem, was promoted to Director of Track and Field/Cross Country and heads both the men's and women's programs. She was head women's track and field coach for the prior 7 years. …

411CANE formerly 404

Solar,
Great video of Jimmy, I'm
a bigger fan of the saints now that they have him. I'll be looking for him to do big things in the league!!!

Go Canes!

Sebastian

Its going to be nice seeing Jimmy, Jeremy and Kellen down here in Tampa for this years game.

A nice little collection of TEs

Ungar

I dont know if anyone is watching the Marlins/Phillies game

That was a horrible call by the 3rd base umpire

That just cost the Marlins a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 9th

Posted by: Sebastian57 | August 05, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Yep, it did cost them the game.

Hanley at second, he would have scored easily.

Instead, extra innings, Phillies HR, and they get a gift from the umps, again.

irony? they checked a replay for a HR that was foul, but not that call. ripoff.

Sebastian

The call the blew the perfect game was bad, but IMO this one was worse

How in the heck can you call a ball foul and not even look at it?

I dont know how the manager was able to control himself enough to not get tossed.

That had a 5 game suspension written all over it

Oh, just to see that call go against Sweet Lou would of been priceless. He would of lost his mind

CaneRock

Six, how can protecting against an FSU D-Line that sucked, prepare Miami for a GT D-Line that sucked?

'87 Canes

Beating Ohio State.... Beating them to the point that someone calls child protective services. That would be a perfect season to me.

Posted by: Tod | August 05, 2010 at 11:31 PM

......WOW my sentiments exactly !!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Mark Richt is looking to get some votes in that 1 and 1A column

Posted by: Sebastian57 | August 05, 2010 at 10:22 PM"

Richt never recruited Walker. Georgia has always been not good enough without him. The old 5th string Hurricane is also one of the highest winning percentage coaches in the nation and does a lot with a second tier power IMO.

Six

CaneRock - what I'm saying is, FSU helped the Canes OLine get a better taste for the next game, which was Georgia Tech

I really don't think FAMUs DLine is going to help the Canes get ready for the Ohio State DLine ... I don't think FAMUs DLine is even as good as Ohio State's scout team DLine

The Canes might as well just face their own DLine in practice than go up against FAMU

I'm not a big fan of facing a complete cupcake before a big game

At least play a "lower" tier FBS school, b/c a team like FAMU isn't a warm up ... it's a yawner


Six

Cav - all I'm saying is, with whatever Tressel does/did and how much we all hate Ohio State ... they still only lost 2 games, won the Rose Bowl and Pryor got better at the end of the year

Whether another team held tight with them or not, such as Navy (whom they possibly overlooked b/c of USC being the next week) or Iowa - they still only lost 2 games

Hell, look at the Canes last year

They basically should've lost the game at Wake Forest ... but a costly muffed punt by Wake in the 4th Qtr when they were up 27-14 and Skinner getting knocked out of the game, were 2 huge breaks for the Canes

FREAKING DUKE was beating the Canes 16-13 AT MIAMI, until Berry ran in a TD to finally take the lead in the 4th Quarter

So, with those 2 games going the way they did - does that mean the Canes coaches didn't prepare them properly for the game, like Ohio State didn't get prepared against Navy?

Northern Iowa should've beaten Iowa right off the bat last year, but barely lost, 17-16 ... NORTHERN IOWA. A Kirk Ferentz team had to pull out 2 miracles, by blocking 2 field goal tries at the end of the game. So, where was their execution that game? Kirk Ferentz is usually known for having a pretty disciplined team - why wasn't his team prepared for Northern Iowa? Iowa actually had less offensive yards than Northern Iowa. Probably b/c Iowa was just looking past them ... just like Ohio State was looking past Navy ... like Florida State was looking past Jacksonville State ... like other schools usually look past these smaller schools - but then, their athleticism pulls them through in the end

So, it doesn't just happen to Ohio State with the almost losses - it happens to Miami as well and fortunately, Miami remembered that they were playing Duke in football in the 4th Qtr

Iowa beat Wisconsin. Ohio State beat Wisconsin. Miami didn't beat Wisconsin - but a lot of people would say that Miami has better athletes than Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin

I'm just not taking Ohio State lightly and I expect it to be the toughest game on the schedule

orange 'n green in the vein

"Shannon said junior tight end Chase Ford (6-6, 245) reminds him a lot of Jeremy Shockey. Ford, who speaks with a Texas twang, said he'd love to leave UM having accomplished as much as Shockey did. But he knows he has a long way to go. While he said the offense he ran at Kilgore Junior College is similar to what UM runs, the routes aren't necessarily the same." From Manny at the Herald.

I'm very tempted to consider switching from Streeter to Ford for my LOF . . . maybe not just yet though.

Daddeh

U

CaneWarrior

That sucks about ESPN3 I have Time Warner digital cable and they do not offer the channel. It looks like ESPN Gameplan is not an option either, so.....So much for drinking Rolling Rock and watching the game...

Posted by: elliott | August 05, 2010 at 07:57 PM

and TW is all we have out here! Hope as time gets closer, another alternative comes up.

Ungar

Oh, just to see that call go against Sweet Lou would of been priceless. He would of lost his mind

Posted by: Sebastian57 | August 05, 2010 at 11:40 PM

That's the thing. A rookie hitter, a minor league manager, and a below .500 team will just not get the respect from the umps that a team like the Phillies and Charlie Manuel will get. I blame Loria. Had he paid for Valentine, that call is made correctly.

it's just one game, and won't matter three years from now, but it hurts player morale to know you are playing billiards on a slanted table.

I hope that the missed game-winning double does not hurt Gaby's chances at the ROY. That hit would have been on ESPN all night, and now it is just a foul ball on the stats.

Justice was not served last night.

DrewZ2

ESPN3 is the new version and was formerly ESPN360

So the only way as of now that you can watch the FAMU game would be to log on to ESPN and check out that ur computer is compatiable with the video settings necessary...last i knew no log on name was required

DrewZ2

okay nvm disregard the last post lol idk y they make u log in

411CANE formerly 404

http://twitpic.com/2c2lw9

Day 2 begins! Go Canes! Stand by for highlights so far...:

BEERicane

Six,

Pointing to OSU over Wisconsin and how they "[blew them out]" you apparently didn't look at the stats for that game. Wisconsin dominated them offensively: Wisky 368 yds to OSU's 184!!! what?!?! that is one prolific offense that OSU has. Pryor with only 87 yds passing, 97 yds rushing as a team. That is nothing to worry about. That D is nothing to worry about. The only thing that is worrysome is the mystique and aura of the Shoe. Pryor only had just over 2000 yds passing all of last year in 13 games. That is garbage. That team has no legit weapons on offense and got lit up defensively by wisky in that game you cite as a worry-maker. Miami will win by 17+ if it is good weather, especially when we come out early and punch them in the mouth on both sides of the ball, they will be dejected.

411CANE formerly 404

Highsmith just threw beautiful pass to far sideline that dropped over coverage and hit Benjamin in stride for a 70 yard TD.

Impressed by Tommy Streeter today. He has two great catches in TIGHT coverage. One was up and over two defenders.

Sacks in team work by B. Harris, Holton and A. Smith

Hurricanes Ranked No. 13 in USA Today Preseason Poll

TE Clive Walford making some big catches in 7on7

Ungar

Are these long catches against first team defenders, or is it first team O versus second team D and vice versa?

I am reading alot of burn DBs out there....

MassivCane

Regarding the whole ESPN3 conversation. For those of you with an XBOX360 and a Gold membership you can stream it straight from your xbox. Don't worry about computer access..
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect/entertainment.htm

raizecane

When it comes to the OSU game, I think Six and I are on the exact same page.

Ungar

Miami will win by 17+ if it is good weather, especially when we come out early and punch them in the mouth on both sides of the ball, they will be dejected.

Posted by: BEERicane | August 06, 2010 at 08:47 AM

As much as I am concerned about this game, I do know that if we get a 17+ lead, it should be over. They do not have a come-from-behind kind of offense, and we have solid running to run out the clock.

Canez1

Raize you in for OSU yet my man??

GO CANEZ!!!!!

360Cane

Will someone please cover the TE?!

PhillyCane

MassivCane.. Now is that only for the new xbox with kinect? Bg said earlier is wont be available until Novemember, but I was hoping itd be ready for the FAMU game. It doesnt matter as I am able to hook my comp up to my tv but still, id rather just do it on my xbox

PhillyCane

Have a Gold Xbox Live account? Want to catch the latest in bass fishing, Aussie rules football and high school volleyball? You may just be in luck. ESPN has cut a deal with Microsoft to provide its streaming ESPN3 service -- which includes all of these events, as well as the latest in cricket and poker -- to many Xbox 360 owners with Gold accounts. Okay, you're not limited to just those sports. ESPN3 also has the FIFA World Cup, a selection of MLB games -- and the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The service will launch in November, and will only be available to customers whose ISPs also have a deal with ESPN to stream the service. That means it's not really a new service (though it will include some social and interactive features optimized for Xbox Live); if you're a customer of one of those ISPs, you can already stream ESPN3 to your PC and get all of the in-line hockey, European basketball and spelling-bee reruns you

http://consumerist.com/2010/06/espn3-coming-to-xbox-live.html

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

TJ Bryant = Ojomo
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/USCs-Bryant-has-surgery-after-scrap-with-teammate-080510

Posted by: Nashvillecane | August 06, 2010 at 03:42 AM

>>>>>

Too funny. Talk about making a bad decision on college...damn. He'd be the starter opposite BH right now.

usagainstheworld

question-- hey coach how about latwan anderson?

answer-- he's a track guy.

all business baby!

Army of Canes formerly known as Cane Since 1982

Oh yea blogging from my new Droid X. This is easier than my laptop.

Ungar

How do you play the spelling bee on XBOX?

You use the "bee" button!

(hides head in shame)

360Cane

USA Today Coaches Poll has us at #13.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm

Very surprised the 8-5 OU team is #8.

Uh, that makes sense...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

So, it doesn't just happen to Ohio State with the almost losses - it happens to Miami as well and fortunately, Miami remembered that they were playing Duke in football in the 4th Qtr

Iowa beat Wisconsin. Ohio State beat Wisconsin. Miami didn't beat Wisconsin - but a lot of people would say that Miami has better athletes than Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin

I'm just not taking Ohio State lightly and I expect it to be the toughest game on the schedule

Posted by: Six | August 06, 2010 at 01:27 AM


>>>>>>

OSU is maybe the fourth or fifth toughest game on our schedule. FSU, Pitt and VT have better and more dangerous offenses. UNC has a better defense but a much weaker offense.

Six, you're talking that apples to oranges, they beat them so they should the other talk, and that's not at all what I'm saying or even referring to.

I'm talking tactics and strategy bro. I have no idea what Northern Iowa or Iowa St did nor do I care.

I know what Iowa, Navy, Purdue, Oregon, and even Wisky did and what worked and what didn't work and WHY.

Based on these games, OSU's talent and Tressel's history, it's clear how to beat them and how and why we will beat them.

PITT is tougher than OSU because they can really run the ball. You want to see a real power OL? Watch Pitt's from last year.

Our toughest games will be FSU and maybe VT, followed closely by UNC, strictly because of match-ups and tactics.

If we're playing full bore Hurricane Football by then, FSU and Ponder will be the toughest.

We're not the only team who could whoop OSU. We're just one of probably three who they'll play who can whoop them.

Wisky and Iowa should beat them, primarily because they play them at home and both teams have a bunch of seniors. Wisky could still lose because they still basically play Big Ten football. Iowa should beat them though, on tactics and home field advantage.

The other piece to this puzzle is that the team we had last year is completely upgraded this year, by graduation alone.

So talking about Duke and Wisky and Wake are irrelevant, unless you want to talk tactics and personnel.

Just watch the RR hit on Demarco Murray. Watch all the players involved on the play and see how they played. Then ask yourself how many of them are still here.

Then look at who wasn't on the field and who will be returning and how they've improved.

The ONE thing that's clear about CFB is that upperclassmen know their position and know much more about winning. Underclassmen don't know and can't do it because they're immature mentally and physically.

When taken together- talent, tactics, strategy, physical and mental maturity, and team unity, it becomes clear how and why one team will or will not beat another.

For us against OSU it's simply a very good match-up of strengths and weaknesses, aside from the fact that OSU is overrated.


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, yeah, Tressel won 11 games but that's nothing new. He was undefeated and ranked 1 or 2 with a Heisman Trophy QB and a much bigger and faster team than they have this year, in 2006 when they had their azz stomped by UF.

Ditto 2007, when they got surprised by an average ILL team to interrupt their undefeated Big Ten season. What happened in January???? ANOTHER BEATDOWN.

And guess what? In 2008 Tressel got his annual tactical beatdown in September instead of January thanks to USC. But then he limped back home and beat the Big Ten, except for a barn-burner loss to PSU 13-6. Only to lose yet another bowl game out of conference to Texas.

Win totals mean JACK to tactics and strategy.

And speaking of that 2006 UF team, do you recall their 2005 season?? 9-4 or something like that, with a serious loss to a Big Ten school names Meeeechigan.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT OFF-SEASON?? All that youthful talent matured. The defense in particular went from being uncertain and not playing as a team to being clear and certain.

Hmmm. Sounds familiar....

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, OSU beat Wisky because of two pic-sixes. Otherwise it's a 17-14 game that could swing either way.

What they DID do well in that game was stuff Wisky's run which forced Wisky out of their real style and into passing too much, which reculted in the pics.

And Beer showed just how dangerous Pryor and that offense are. Granted, they played well against Oregon but as I said, Stanford looked like a machine RUNNING THE BALL DOWN OREGON'S THROAT.

They're hyped because they sell tickets and TV screens.

360Cane

Six,

If this is true then I think we'll be alright!

"What there is, however, is plenty of size and potential. Coach Randy Shannon has said this might collectively be the biggest offensive line he's ever seen at UM."

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And if you don't think W-L records mean JACK to strategy and tactics, just ask the 1986 UM squad.

PSU banked everything on Vinny being selfish and telegraphing his throws. They gambled and won even though Miami dominated the game.

bg1906

Listen to the personalities of UFR Sports (yours truly included) discuss the BEST CASE SCENARIOS of Florida’s Big 3: The U, The Noles, and The Gators.

http://ufr_sound.hbcufootballnews.com//SunshineStateForum/sunshinestateforum_bestcaserecord.mp3

CGNC

I'm just not taking them as lightly as others are. I want the Canes to go up there and destroy them ... but I'm not underestimating them at all, esp. at home

Posted by: Six | August 05, 2010 at 09:18 PM

Meeeeeeeee tooooooo

j.w.

Nicely donge, bg!

j.w.

done^^^

raizecane

Raize you in for OSU yet my man??

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Posted by: Canez1 | August 06, 2010 at 09:47 AM


CANEZ1 - still working in the financial end of it. Daughter now wants a laptop and wifey wants a new car. SERENITY NOW!!!!!!

canesteeler

Pittsburgh born Terrelle Pryor is not a punk and if any of you think he is you are crazy. Facts are OSU is going to be very strong on both the OL and DL, our boys on both sides of the ball have to step up their games so our speed will take affect. When Pryor runs the ball we need to punish his azz. Offensively I hope we spread those big boys out and let our speed control the game. I am pumped for this season but I have been pumped for the last 3 seasons also. I want to see a level of maturity from the coaches and players that will take us to the next level and get us back to playing in big bowl games. I hope like hell S Henderson doesn't dissapoint us and plays like the stu everyone thinks he is going to be.

canesteeler

Stud

canesteeler

CGNC I am going to Pittsburgh next week and I hope to get a tour of the Pens new arena!

CGNC

Vince there is a video that I am trying to find of Sid and Mario skating on the ice there - it is a beautiful arena. It is truly the house that Mario and Sid built

360Cane

I'm surprised no one commented on this. And if you missed it:

How many games will Cooper play?

“I’m getting ready for all 14 of them,” Cooper said during Thursday’s UM media day.


Two after the regular season 12. Hmmmmm...

Six

Alright look, I think Tressel is as big an assclown as anyone and Ohio State ranks right up there in hatred for me as the Yankees, Oklahoma, UiF

I can't stand the fact that Ohio State usually always schedules all the other colleges in Ohio on their schedule to get some extra "W"s ... Miami(Ohio), Ohio, Akron, Youngstown State, etc.

I'm trying to convey that yes, our boys are a year older in not only age but in their offensive/defensive systems ..... but so are Ohio State's - meaning, that kid Pryor who had horrific passing stats all year long until the last few games and esp. the Rose Bowl where he dropped 266 yards passing on Oregon with 2 TDs and 72 yards rushing - is going to be better as well

You know who was frustrated with Pryor and the way he performed - but also with Ohio State and how they handled him? Kirk Herbstreit - who LOVES the Canes, but of course is a die hard Buckeye. I remember him talking lots of times last year about how frustrating it was to watch Ohio State and why they were holding back the reins on Pryor

Ya, Stanford did run on Oregon - but who the hell DIDN'T Toby Gerhart run all over? His 2 lowest totals on the year were against Wake and Oregon State ... other than that, the kid had games of 121, 113, 200, 134, 123, 125, 223, 178, 136, 205 & 135 ... and that's with everyone knowing that he's getting ball

He made USC quit. He literally made the USC defense quit and had USC defensive players quoted during the game "come on man, you're running again?"

Cav, you mention that Ohio State made Wisky go into a different mode with their offense - well - that means that Ohio State forced Wisky to play how they wanted them to, so to me, that's a sign of a decent defense

I don't care if Pryor put up 87 yards, my point about Ohio State is, they still got the job done and came out with a 31-13 win .. right? Their defense dictated that game and held Wisky scoreless in 2 quarters. If their offense sucked that game, then their special teams and defense took over for the win ... that's what a team is supposed to do

For that poor 87 yards passing Pryor had against Wisky, he still had some games that he put up better numbers - 177 USC, 221 Purdue, 239 pass 104 rush vs. Minnesota, and of course the Rose Bowl stats

I think the light finally clicked on full for the kid at the end of the year

You can't just disregard all the starters and upperclassman leadership they have returning, with experience to boot

Johnathan Vilma said that the one thing he might see lacking in this years Cane team is experience. What big away game did the Canes have last year where they gained that experience? They went to North Cackalacka & proceeded to take a huge dump - even yes, with Jacory's jacked up thumb .... they went to Wake Forest and basically should've lost but pulled it out with 2 huge breaks - yes, they showed some huge huevos in coming back in that one, but damn, Wake Forest? Then they proceeded to go to Orlando and lay an egg against Wisky b/c they were basically lazy in mind - Jacory even admitted that

I hope Whip exploits all these holes that people are talking about. I hope that this big OLine that the Canes have this year is good - b/c honestly, I don't care if they're 6'5 330 or 6'2 280, as long as they get the job done. Remember just how small the Broncos OLine used to be when Rat Shanahan was up there b/c they needed to be more agile in their zone blocking - and they were, churning out some sick stats for their RBs? Clinton Portis remembers and I'm sure as hell he wishes he had the exact same scheme when he went to the Redskins instead of Gibbs style of running that he brought back

And honestly, how can the Ohio State game be maybe the 4th or 5th most dangerous game on the Canes schedule? It's the 2nd game of the season, in their house - that's pretty damn tough b/c that's not a lot of time for our team to gel yet. By the time our team is playing FSU, UNC and VTech - those are the 5th, 7th and 11th games on the Canes schedule .... they should be rolling by then


BEERicane, I'm going to hold you to how easily the Canes will beat Ohio State - and if you're right, I'll buy you a quick 6 pack as an appetizer, b/c with a name like BEERicane, I don't think a 6 pack would even put a miniscule dent in a possible buzz for you

BEERicane

BEERicane, I'm going to hold you to how easily the Canes will beat Ohio State - and if you're right, I'll buy you a quick 6 pack as an appetizer, b/c with a name like BEERicane, I don't think a 6 pack would even put a miniscule dent in a possible buzz for you

Posted by: Six | August 06, 2010 at 02:14 PM
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A 6'er of beer from Six to BEERicane. Sounds nice! Hopefully we can make that happen October 9th during the tailgate!

I just hate OSU so much -- growing up in Iowa and the crap they pull on Miami. Our 6th Title, Ted Ginn.....

bg1906

Thanks J.W.

Collier is saying on Facebook that he's transferring to USC.

Old Skool

Is that USC as in Spurrier or Kiffin?

Canez1

Vince LOL!! i am with you.

Going to be a tough one up there!!

Raize my grandfather always said stay single and your pockets will jungle!

That man never said truer words!

Cmon dude make it happen. Fight the power!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Canez1

That better be South Carolina or Pimp is dumber than we thought.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

j.w.

He's running to the sinking ship? Wow! I guess there's opportunity for him there, but I wouldn't have ever guessed he would pick them. Good luck to him, maybe getting out of FL. will be good for him.

j.w.

For those interested- Feldman is chatting now, and has had a couple of Canes comments:
http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/33700
I don't think you need insider access to read it but let me know if you do and I'll summarize

UMike

Thearon Collier: JUST MADE MY FINAL DECISION I'LL BE FINISHING MY COLLEGE DEGREE AND FOOTBALL CAREER AT (USC) L.A. IM ON MY WAY MANNN IM GOIN TO FUCK WIT REGGIE BUSH DEM

DZ8

Looks like he's looking for an easy way out. I'm sure Kiffen isn't checking on class attendance or even where you're sitting in the class (front half of the room).
Maybe getting away will help him out. Once again, I wish nothing but the best for him.
(he caught our last TD last year)

UMike

Kiffin is probably looking for a way to get into recruiting in MIA..and that seemed like a pretty fast desicion..tampering? lol

DZ8

He's got Orgeron so he has all the "ins" he'll need.

I don't blame some of these kids for going away.. change of scenery and all that. Just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Did your son "survive" the cutdowns or where they just scare tactics?

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