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October 31, 2010

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Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Am i first?????

360Cane

We suck!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Coz' if i am, can i collect my shirt during the Maryland game????

360Cane

Well...at least the only team truly beating our Canes is the Miami Hurricanes.

WindyCane1

Morris looked like the best QB in the Canes team. Its very difficult for a true frosh to come in, without taking 1st team reps, on the road and down by 2 TDs and still produce.

The play-calling didn't help him yet it appears he is much better than Spencer and more talented than J12. It may be time to turn the page on the J12 era and go with Morris who is a better fit for this offense.

I have been a little down on J12 because I have not seen the focus, awareness, maturity, development and growth you would expect for someone who played so early. We are now past mid-season and stats speak for themselves - J12 is mediocre at best and has had an interception-prone style and low completion percentage and passer rating. That will not magically change before his career is over. He is what he is and that is not a good fit for this offense. In addition, his teammates do not gravitate to him and he is iMmature to recogonize his limitations and strengths.

Its time to yurn to a strong arm QB that can manage the game and develop so the Canes can salvage their season and some hope going into next year

Posted by: WindyCanes1 | October 31, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Sebastian

Maybe last week should of told us alot when it took Rolle to come in here to inspire these guys to play with that fire

Man, that just shouldnt have to happen

Each and every player needs to look in the mirror and stop looking for inspiration from the outside

People like to point at the coaches but where is the intensity on the field. Anyone can give a self hi-5 after a tackle

Why is it that I see emotion from #17, #77, #65, #6, #72 and #82 and other pups even when a big play hasnt been made. A bad play happens and you see them leave the field or on the sidelines pizzed off

360Cane

Whipple's play calls are just aggressive. He attacks instead of seeing what the defense gives him. And for an offense like this to work, you have to have studs at every position. We don't. We have a bunch of talkers and wanna bes.

We need an Andre Johnson at WR that slams DBs to the ground. We don't have a single physical WR on the field. They let DBs push them all around all day. Nothing to do with coaching.

We need a mentally strong QB. We need a football player at QB not a brand maker. I REALLY liked Morris, and it was a great decision by our own Randy Shannon to play him instead of Whipple Jr. Not a bad decision by the coach everyone wants fired, huh?

We need an all-in-one Cleveland/Gordon TE. Loved watching Gordon sprint down the field to block for TBen's TD, but hate seeing him drop passes with his stone hands. Where was Asante all game???

We have RBs, but we're not using them like we should, but how can you when down 24-0? You have to pass unfortunately.

Our Oline is still suspect, but that's not surprising due to the many rotations we have done to find that wall of protection. We should pound the rock to give those guys confidence going into the passing game. Nothing like laying bitches out on run blocks to help the Oline's mentality.

Our Dline is here one week and gone the next. I did not like Bailey's excuse last week when asked what took him so long. He used a Randy Shannon's answer that it happens in bunches. Well then let it happen in bunches EVERY DAMN GAME!!! Where art thou Vernon? Forston? It was Virgina, right? The team that was 0-3 oin the ACC, right? Where the hell was the Miami Hurricanes?

Our DBs are soft. BH may be a shut down, but only one INT for the year is weak. JoJo still playing at safety while Ray Ray is riding pine should tell you something as well. McGee and McCarthy both blew the coverage on that one TD pass.

We should run a 4-1-6 because we truly have only one LB. Cookie shows flashes but isn't consistent enough. McCarthy is still lost at MLB. Not sure why we didn't see Cain especially when the other guy on the field isn't getting it done. How many wideopen TEs, and runs up the middle are we going to let happen before we makes changes on gameday? Sit everybody until you find somebody.

I would rather have a Game Day stud out there than a Practice Day stud. Some guys shine on Game Days and don't in practice. It's just the nature of the beast.

I wanna see Morris start next Sat. J12, take as long as you like bud. Take the rest of the season off if you have to. We want you healthy brother! *wink* *wink*

GO CANES!!!

SOUP

Coz' if i am, can i collect my shirt during the Maryland game????

Posted by: Sean Spence is a Beast!!! | October 31, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I will not be at the MD game to give U your T-shirt.

I am NOT boycotting the game but have a previous family committment.

I do have two FREE tickets to the MD game that were donated by Fran if U want them and will USE them?

Email me at canespace86@aol.com ASAP!

SOUP

It was not only Mcarthy who struggled at LB yesterday but Spence had his worst game of the season.

The D-line did not show up. D-line is all about effort and there was none yesterday. Go figure?

SOUP

Here is the topic for the roundtable this week:

Who has done the best coaching job in ACC football this season?

BahamCane

Here is the topic for the roundtable this week:

Who has done the best coaching job in ACC football this season?

Posted by: SOUP | October 31, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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Soup i think its between Butch and NC State's Tom O'brian. Butch did more with less, nobody predicted NC would have the season they did.

francis w


I agree with Windy wholeheartily. I hoped never to say or feel this way, but I do. I have refrained from being a homer and have read every post on canespace for 2 years. Many I agreed with some I had deep reservations for the guality of the info posted here. The creerleaders that predict big wins and great recruiting results have been totally wrong. I'v been a cane far longer than most of U have been alive, seen the up & down exhilerated and had my heart broken, I can't do it any more.
I had the last 2 sets of tickets from my season ticket package in my hand ready to tear them in half and shi*can them. Reason prevailed & I now place them on the open market, some of U may remember I am invested heavily in the stock market.Thats really fun !!! my tickets are in the East endzone along with a group of frenzied cane fans. Good visibility, lots of noise, tons of fun. 2 end of row 26 seats #23 & #24 section 127. Face value $59 each or $236 total for $135. If Soup is kind enough to be a faciliator it will be easy transaction. I will be in CooperCity Saturday Nov 20 !!
Fran

USAFCane

Shannon should go, end of.

Having said that, I have accepted what the program is, what the program will be. I intend not to get to worked-up about it. I'm going to enjoy the wins, watch when we're on TV, hope we beat a good team every now and then, not be suprised when an aweful team like UV beat us. It is what is, 6-6, 7-5, 8-4, a bowl win here and there.

We are over as an elite program, college football moved on without us.

USAFCane

I'm still frustrated, this much talent, accumulated by Randy, has been wasted by the coaches and Randy.

canechic

This is for all the cane fans saying farewell to the canes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Lp4w8wyy0

At least you did your way!

AlpharettaCane

Your blog article Soup asked who is responsible.

Randy Shannon.

It's been 4 years now. What about the motto "No excuses?"

The buck stops with the HC. The chancellor and AD may love the gradutation rate, but when the disatisfaction of alumni and donors peaks and the coffers begin drying up, it'll be time for a change.

We're fighting, struggling to be mediocre. 12 penalties yesterday.

Regarding the MLB amd the QB position, all I can say is that you reap what you sow. McCarthy had 18 tackles yesterday. The guy is playing out of position. Harris / Marve / Cook / Smith / Highsmith / Morris...don't anybody tell me this mess hasn't been 3 years in the making.

The buck stops with Shannon. They're his coordinators (the ones that haven't left that is), his players, his program.

14-15 in the ACC says it all. Not even .500

DZ8

Good stuff Windy & 360!

Hang in there fran and USAF!

It sucks. Big time. But this is our team. So no championships this year but the greatest thing in sports is that there is ALWAYS a next year:)

macjones

WHAT THE FUCK. Why ain't the Whipple Factor trying to establish the run!!!!!!!!

Posted by: macjones | October 30, 2010 at 01:50 PM

According to the somewhat reliable Miami Herald sports page, a former Hurricane baller says The Whipple Factor has to go!

And that six'ER would sternly say... Say it ain't so. LMAO

A very, very simple primer in major college football offensive tactics, is called for.

U'all Cane rowdies know whom my BETE NOIR is, but not the reasons why. LOL

Well, said college football team has a very, very, very good O-coordinator, who understands how to fit his QB's into certain ' styles ' of offense. No.

For instance, that Hinterland football team has a QB who's relative strengths are passing.

Matter of fact, he was the ' starting ' QB last season, but is now the 3rd string QB.

This season, my BETE NOIR's O-coordinator, Shawn Watson, has a RED-SHIRT Freshmen calling signals.

This RED-SHIRT freshmen was overlooked by the vast majority of Lefty coast college football programs.

And the very, very, very few whom were interested, wanted said Red-Shirt Frosh QB to play receiver or corner back. Go figures.

Well, this RS-freshman QB has been breaking all kinds of records for that Hinterland football team.

In fact, this QB's strengths are his lightening fast legs and feet!

So, what does one Shawn Watson do. He naturally fits the offensive style to his QB, as well as his O-unit personal.

In other words, no need to STUBBORNLY attempt to fit a SQUARE into a ROUND HOLE. Eh six'ER, and like-minded Cane fans. LMAO

raizecane

Well, I went ahead and watched the game and came away with the following -

21 of Virginia's 24 points came off of turnovers. 4 of those turnovers were thrown by 2 QB's that have never started a game (I think). If our D would have played liked they did againt NC, we could have still pulled it out.

Morris came in and did a nice job but I am not sold on him yet. He was daown 24 - 0 and Virginia was clearly not as aggresive being up by that much. They are also not a good ball club. Now if he did that against a good team, then maybe.

All i know is this team is like a ride at Disney, you just don't know if you are getting a "A" or "E" ticket for that day....

billb

Take this "U" and shove it! If this admins wants to keep this horrible coaching staff they will do so without me. Been around a long time and saw this same movie with clowns like Fran Curci and Carl Selmer. The HELL with this bunch!

macjones

If all you guys on this blog are ok w/ 3-4 losses a year and are happy w/ good grades than Shannon is our guy. Until we get someone in here that can coach, this is what the continued reality of Univ. of Miami football is going to be. Shannon needs to go! Its been 5 years and all we are doing is running laps w/ this guy. Sorry, he has had his time and we have reached as far as we are going to go w/ him. Its time for someone new.

Posted by: MattInNY | October 30, 2010 at 06:29 PM

Oh YE SIMPLETON from upstate NY, yous are such a gullible one. Aren't U's. LMAO

Matty, FYI the ' powers that be ' are happy in one Randy Shannon.

And as long as Miami has the relative success rate in the classroom, and doesn't have a training room full of ' MUG SHOTS-lol ', the diminutive Donna, as well as the powers that be are CONTENT with 9-3 or 8-4 seasons.

U dig Matty!!! No. Well, la dee dee, la dee dah!

So, my suggestion for yous, is too find another college football program to cheer for! Perhaps Oregon, or a upper-echelon S.E.C. squad, or even a Boomer Sooner or Beamer Ball, might ' ALLEVIATE ' yous from your SIMPLETON Goober. LMAO

In other words MATTY, the ' powers that be ' at the University of Miami, F-L-A had the opportunity to bring in a ' name ' head coach after the Coker fiasco, but failed to come through!

Thus, enter one Randy Shannon.

SOUP

We are over as an elite program, college football moved on without us.

Posted by: USAFCane | October 31, 2010 at 01:03 PM

The truth hurts.

SOUP

Fran...I'll help u out anyway I can with the tickets. Sorry to hear that U have thrown in the towel, but many others have too and I FULLY understand your feelings.

U could always just go for the tailgate? LOL

SOUP

Been around a long time and saw this same movie with clowns like Fran Curci and Carl Selmer. The HELL with this bunch!

Posted by: billb | October 31, 2010 at 01:49 PM

Bill...are U saying:

Randy Shannon = Carl Selmer

TonyCane

The current U admin is like the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Championships do not matter. ACC titles are irrelevant. Making money is all that is of substance.

What is relevant is that we draw a certain threshold of people to the stadium, get our ACC revenue, and make a small profit. As long as we do so, 7-5, 6-6, the occasional loss to a IIA school is to not only be forgiven, but accepted as a cost of business.

Tongue in cheek aside, what appears will happen is that recruits will realize that Shannon and company will not be able to get to BCS title level. And once that happens, the days of Top 15 signing classes will be over and the South Florida talent will be driven away. After another three years, when Shannon's teams are performing at 5-7 levels due to the lower talent level, then we make a change. But the new coach will be in the same hole as Shannon was, if not deeper.

Also, for those of you clamoring for Mike Leach...why would he come here after we turned him down in 2006?

THE MAN

Look it all the top programs and what do they do WHIPPLE????? They run the f-ing ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Simple! Get off your high horse and accept that FACT! Run the ball or you are gone WHipple!!!!!

Sebastian

Ease up on Six

Hes a good man, theres no need to rehash the same thing over and over again

AlpharettaCane

Solar: let me know your plans for GaTech game. Right now quite frankly I don't know what I'm going to do with the tickets.

Bloggsters: going to take a break for a while. I'm not adding any value, and don't even like all the negative venting I'm doing. I'm older - I know better.

Before another self-induced break, allow me to indulge one last time:

1. Bosher for MVP. Don't care how many PATs the guy misses - his tackles as last man back on KO returns nets him positive in my book. Plus, love the guys' passion.

2. McCarthy - for years he's given 200+% on every play, including special teams. I'm glad we've got him. Yes, out of position and has trouble "keeping up" with TEs and crossing routes, but the guy is a warrior. Without him the past 2 years we would've been in worse trouble at the LB position.

3. Like Whipple - think he's been an upgrade to the OC job. Like his attacking style and yes, his play calling. I know I'm in the minority, but he opened up this offense and instilled a vertical mind-set that was sorely lacking. With his guy in there at QB it'll be interesting to see how (if) the offense progresses.

4. STs: not a factor for years now.

5. O-line: when these youngsters get a chance to play together and jell, watch out!

6. HC: I've been pretty out-spoken about that one for quite some time. All about expectations, I suppose. 3rd in the Coastal, or bigger and better things? I vote bigger and better. Right now, that would mean a Top 25 ranking.

7. Last point: motivation. Darrin Smith and Lamar Thomas were discussing this after game yesterday. Who's responsibility is it - players or coaches? Same with execution? It's both. This team wasn't redy to play yesterday. Again.

At end of day, I will always believe a team is a reflection of their HC.

Sorry for rant - in the immortal words of Canez1, Go 'Canes!

macjones

I don't know if JH12 is "quick of foot" enough to be successful at Oregon.

Posted by: roachcane77 | October 30, 2010 at 08:33 PM

Harris didn't have to be ' fast as the wind. ' LOL

Oregon's O-coordinator would have the stubborn-LESS common sense to fit his ' offensive style, ' to Jacory's relative strengths.

The Ducks saw a winner in Jacory Harris, and absolutely knew they could, and would DESIGN an offense around Harris. Enough said.

THE MAN

This admin should pull all the scholarships and fire all coaches and start over. These guys just don't give a sh!t about anything. Kids these days are pathetic. THey have no heart or motivation for anything worthy. They "THINK" everything should come easy or just handed to them. Pathetic!

SOUP

Ease up on Six

Hes a good man, theres no need to rehash the same thing over and over again

Posted by: Sebastian57 | October 31, 2010 at 02:05 PM

I AGREE 100%.

SOUP

Sorry for rant - in the immortal words of Canez1, Go 'Canes!

Posted by: AlpharettaCane | October 31, 2010 at 02:05 PM

Alpha...we'll miss U while you're gone.

Come back after we beat MD and GT, OK?

THE MAN

Let's see how many people or players "SAY" they need to win out now. They say that after every F-ing loss which is 3 now!!!!! How about they actually start WINNING! Stop talking their sh!t and start performing. Bunch of no heart no talent talkers!

Pre83

I'm done. I am packing up all the gear, banners, etc and putting them in a bag.

It is really difficult to understand the mind set of those in charge from the top down in Coral Gables. From DS to RS, from Kirby to the Trustees.

This is not the 1930's. A student athlete does not at all mean the same thing. Athletes who played major college sports and then go on to play that sport professionally now have the opportunity to make so much money that playing the sport is almost a minor leage endeavor. At least that is the way in which it is viewed from the majority of athletes and coaches in major programs. Hell, they don't even bother stating the major of the athlete any longer when showing the line up intros.

Anyway, Donna can attempt to appease the intellectuals of the university with whom she associates most of the time, however, should she not change course soon, it WILL hurt not only the athletics program but as well the university in the long run.

The football program has been able to compete and even dominate, not even ten years ago...now, it floats downstream with the masses. With more support from alumni of the most successful kind than nearly any other program...and it cannot follow the blueprint.

I honestly do not believe that most fans expect NC's EVERY year, but they do no and again and they do expect to compete at the highest of levels. Why? Because a foundation was built to make that happen and in a few short years, for reasons beyond comprehension, those in power not only neglected the program, but they have helped in trying to make it irrelevant.

The knee jerk reaction is to say that the school wishes to rid itself of the "thug" image it earned during the '80's. Sorry, Butch built the program back up, without the negative reputation. You can't tell me that the football program was a black eye to the school at the start of the new millenium.

The school is making more money from athletics than ever before from the revenue sharing in the ACC, and it lists money as the reason it cannot compete. Yes, undeniabley, money is a challenge as bigger schools have bigger budgets, but list what you bring to the table and you know you have a special place in CG.

To me, it is simple. The school has to commit to winning and that means putting people in positions there to make that happen. If it means spending a bit more money, you can't tell me it has to be an amount that breaks the bank.

The only reason I became a fan was due to the mentality the team brought to CFB right before it won its first NC. That is what set the team apart from the rest. It needs that to get it back again. Until then...

SOUP

All i know is this team is like a ride at Disney, you just don't know if you are getting a "A" or "E" ticket for that day....

Posted by: raizecane | October 31, 2010 at 01:47 PM

There IT is right there.

What I do NOT get is that the players and coaches, during a week of practice, on the plane, on the bus, and in the lockeroom before the game, don't they "feel" it?

Doesn't ANY of them get a sense if they have collectively as a team, brought the E or A ticket with them to the stadium?

And if they do why doesn't anyone do anything about it?

Or as Canechic implies, do they just not care enough to do anything about it?

macjones

Who has done the best coaching job in ACC football this season?

Posted by: SOUP | October 31, 2010 at 12:52 PM

I would say it's a DEAD HEAT between Beamer Ball and the dude at N.C.ST. I believe O'Brien is his nom de plume. LOL

SOUP

The only reason I became a fan was due to the mentality the team brought to CFB right before it won its first NC. That is what set the team apart from the rest. It needs that to get it back again. Until then...

Posted by: Pre83 | October 31, 2010 at 02:15 PM

Another long timer abandons ship? How many will it take before something is done?

Sarasota 'cane

A bad day at a 'canes game is better than any day at work. If any of you want to give me and my friends your tickets then feel free, I'll use them!

And when all of you "Thugs" and "East End Zone Crazie's" get through your menstral cycle, hopefully we'll see you back at Sun Life supporting the kid's and the university that have brought you so many good times over the years!

This too shall pass...

I understand wanting to "give it a rest" from time to time, but you'll be back, and you'll have missed A LOT of good times with the 'cane family along the way. So you might as well just show and byatch rather than not show up at all.

Win, lose, or draw...C-A-N-E-S...'canes!

macjones

I'm still frustrated, this much talent, accumulated by Randy, has been wasted by the coaches and Randy.

Posted by: USAFCane | October 31, 2010 at 01:05 PM

Perhaps some, but not all, of the Hurricane talent is overrated. Think the 2008 and 2009 classes.

For instance, that Hinterland college footbal team has a RED-SHIRT freshman calling signals.

And, this QB from Cali was absolutely ' under-the-radar' as QB's go. Matter of fact, the vast majority of west coast programs didn't think of him as a major college football signal caller. Go figure.

A slight few of the lower-tier PAC-10 programs recruited him as a wide-out or defensive back.

Said Hinterland QB has led his team to a 7-1 record, and he's breaking all kinds of QB records for his squad.

Of course, that former B12 members O-coordinator ' designed ' his offense to suit his RS-Frosh's QB running strengths. Cam Newton anyone.

TonyCane

How long before the U partners with South Florida Burger Kings to give away tickets to Miami Hurricanes games? It happened before...

macjones

The current U admin is like the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Championships do not matter. ACC titles are irrelevant. Making money is all that is of substance.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 31, 2010 at 01:58 PM

But dig it! The University isn't making money off the Hurricane football program. Especially playing home games in front of a shameful attendance figure of 40,000. Give or take a few thousand.

Where Miami makes it's money to support the athletic department is from A.C.C. basketball revenue sources. The men's N.C.A.. Tournament anyone.

BahamCane

Why does the dolphins play so close to the vest?

BahamCane

Meanwhile in other news, the Heat are toying with the Nets!

411

Keep your heads up Cane fans. I'm as frustrated with this team as anyone out there. BUT, it's my team. I'm a Cane.

I can no longer stick up for Randy. Watching the interview following the game he was asked about AJ, and why he wasn't used at QB when J went down, his answer: "he's nicked". Fair enough, the reporter followed up with a question asking what exactly the injury was, Randy answer: "he's nicked"

Randy, get the fuq outta here!

I'll be at the game next weekend. Cuz I'm a Cane fan and that's when they play. Ill drive 4 hrs to get there... It's just what feels right... I might be a little late though, kinda like the team was yesterday...

Go Canes!

TonyCane

Good point macjones. But it's the money, regardless. As long as Miami doesn't dip to Temple like levels and get ejected from the ACC altogether, then why bust the budget and hire a top-name coach?

As for the football team, they already do not draw for home games (generally). So what does it matter if they let the team slip into irrelevancy? How much less money will they be making from home game attendance, since that is the one variable factor at work. If the U can be satisfied with 7K to 10K fans in attendance, then that is what it will be.

Sorry, but I am pretty cynical about this right now and have no confidence that anyone above Shannon knows what to do. I am tired of players mimmicking the Borg like nature of their head coach during games. I want emotion and a desire to win.

If the regime doesn't want this, then don't have a football team period. Shut the whole thing down. What's the point, otherwise, if it's not to win a championship?

macjones

Ease up on Six

Hes a good man, theres no need to rehash the same thing over and over again

Posted by: Sebastian57 | October 31, 2010 at 02:05 PM

What the bloody fUc!.

That six'ER's ' OVER-INFLATED ' ego has painted him into the Whipple Factor corner. That's all.

No sir bUbba 57, six'ER's Whipple Factor has slowly regressed since both the F.S.U. and GA Tech games of last season.

And Stoops Seminole D-unit was just the bloody COUP DE GRACE! Enough said.

Or, was the coup de grace for Miami's offensive offense the 2010 Duke game. LMAO

TonyCane

Did Shannon say that Jacory was "nicked" as well? Or did he out due to an "extreme upper extremity"?

That said, if you guys think that there is weeping and moaning over the state of our program, you should see how fans here are in agony over the state of Texas. They just lost to Baylor last night, a team that they had not lost to since 1997 and have beaten by an average of roughly 30 points a year.

Suwannee Refugee

So, now the Polly Anna gloves come off. Wow! I'm surprised it took so long. Most of us have been calling for this for a few games. I never saw this team as ACC or National Title contenders. They played the same way last year. Reverse those games that they won by 5 or less points and what's our record. The ball just bounced our way last year. Same team. Losing record.

raizecane

Tony - Texas was in the NC just last year so I can see why the fans are pissed.

We are pissed for a different reason. It's just an emotional roller coaster with this team. I would rather be 1 - 10 and know we are bad than winning a big game (UNC) and then losing to a pitiful Virginia team where there is talk about going to the ACCCG.

TonyCane

Raizecane...the exact same complaints that people had before Vince Young emerged as a superstar have come to the forefront now. Plus it appears that Mack's recruiting and player development have slipped in the last two years.

Here they are upset in part because they believe that Texas cannot contend because of Greg Davis' system. Because Mack is so close with Davis, they feel that Davis will always be there no matter what.

Sebastian

Excuse me!

Six and over inflated ego?

I know the station where he works and have heard him on the air more then a few times and the last thing you or anyone should be calling him, is a guy with an over inflated ego

To disagree on points is one thing but to start calling other blogger names is just down right childish

The guy stands by his decision to back Coach Whipple and for that he has to be called a guy with an over inflated ego?

Did Whipple call for Hank to drop that ball that would of given Miami 1st and goal in the 1stQ?

Did he tell Berry to not pick up an outside blitz to give JSilk a split second longer to throw to a wide open Byrdman 25 yards down the field?

Didnt think so

macjones

Well Cane-ites one and all. It appears both Oregon and Boise St. will play in the B.C.S. title showdown.

I just don't envision any PAC-10 team defeating that high octane quack, quack Duck offensive juggernaut. LOL

Yeah, it's 1-5 odds that Oregon wins their final four games against Washington, Cal, Arizona and up-state bitter rival Oregon St.

And a Top 15 Wildcat squad doesn't have the offensive ' fire power ' to keep up with Oregon. No.

solarcane

" I have accepted what the program is, what the program will be. I intend not to get to worked-up about it. " USAF

That is almost word for word the way I have felt for a pretty good while.

I along with a few others on here have watched the Canes since the 70s.
We saw the same things a lot of the younger fans are experiencing now.
Bad preparation, poor coaching, players that thought they didn't have to practice too hard, it was called The Sunshine U Syndrome.
Now it is The We Are South Florida Boys, We Are Entitled Syndrome.
It's not fun, but it's not worth the extreme depression, or anger it has inflicted on people here.

When I catch hell for always supporting the underdogs, Tebow, Hawaii, Boise St, Bowden, it's because I'm a fan of college football.
When someone or some team is good for college football I dig it.

If you base your entire college football experience on the exploits of the Hurricanes, you need to be realistic and realize in their current configuration you are watching a 20 to 30th place program that plays exceptionally well at times but is going to be for the most part an average team.


Another unpopular point that will become easier to swallow as time goes by is there are plenty of kids growing up outside of Dade County that can play championship caliber college football.


Hi CG, Zakkee,
i just got in.

Alph, I'm not going to GT. I appreciate your generosity , thanks


solarcane

^ Sunshine U and Suntan U were how we were viewed back then, we weren't a serious threat to anyone, but we would play everyone

macjones

Excuse me!

Six and over inflated ego?

I know the station where he works and have heard him on the air more then a few times and the last thing you or anyone should be calling him, is a guy with an over inflated ego

To disagree on points is one thing but to start calling other blogger names is just down right childish

The guy stands by his decision to back Coach Whipple and for that he has to be called a guy with an over inflated ego?

Did Whipple call for Hank to drop that ball that would of given Miami 1st and goal in the 1stQ?

Did he tell Berry to not pick up an outside blitz to give JSilk a split second longer to throw to a wide open Byrdman 25 yards down the field?

Didnt think so

Posted by: Sebastian57 | October 31, 2010 at 02:57 PM

Well, that six'ER surely has the ego the size of a WATERMELON, when he's in this here forum! Yous dig!

Just ask the forum ' eternal Optimist. ' LMAO

More importantly, their have been approximately FIVE former Hurricane football players, whom have called for the bloody FIRING of the Whipple Factor, bUbba 57.

And they expressed their highly relevant opinions yesterday and last night!

Bottom line, I'll always go with the word of ' dudes' who played the game at the University of Miami, F-L-A! Bloody enoUgh said, bUbba57.

Finally, even though the Hurricanes were down 14-0 at the time, that game was lost when Miami had the ball at the ' 50-yard ' line, and the Whipple Factor PANICKED and tried to get it all back, quicker than a NYC minute, instead of going with the running game.

Also, Miami had the ball inside of the red zone, and the Whipple Factor got too GREEDY and had a GREEN QB pass. When the Virginia D-unit KNEW he was going to pass. The Whipple Factor's ' tendencies ' anyone!

The ball is at the 15-yard line, and Miami don't even try to pound the ball with the run. Go figure!

SOUP

This too shall pass...

I understand wanting to "give it a rest" from time to time, but you'll be back, and you'll have missed A LOT of good times with the 'cane family along the way. So you might as well just show and byatch rather than not show up at all.

Win, lose, or draw...C-A-N-E-S...'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 31, 2010 at 02:24 PM

Well said. DarCanegel would be proud of U!

SOUP

Solar...wait until U see my blog feature for Tuesday night. Once all the bytchin and moanin are outta the way we can get back to "real life".

SOUP

I'll be at the game next weekend. Cuz I'm a Cane fan and that's when they play. Ill drive 4 hrs to get there... It's just what feels right... I might be a little late though, kinda like the team was yesterday...

Go Canes!

Posted by: 411 | October 31, 2010 at 02:41 PM

Hang in there 411! Better days must be ahead. Surely the worst is behind us?

macjones

57, FYI, the Cavalier's has one of the worst RUN DEFENSE in the A.C.C., and is ranked in the 80's nation wide. There are 120 major college football programs.

Chit, once Miami fell behind 14-0, the Whipple Factor bloody panicked. Or Randy Shannon panicked. Or the two of them panicked.

So, yous take yours pick 57'er!

fUc!, there's TWENTY-SEVEN odd minutes left in the second-half, and the Whipple Factor goes into DESPERATION CON. lmao No not Death Con.

mi@mic@ne

i love the smell of Napalm in the morning... oh .. the afternoon... what happened to my sunday?

mi@mic@ne

I like JJs friend...we can keep him accountable.

mi@mic@ne

Im all for Randy being the recruiting connection to the U.

macjones

YoUr Jacory Harris has a concussion, and won't play this Sabado. Source is Groten from the Sentinel.

Also, the Whipple Factor offense will be scaled down for the Stevie Morris. No not Stevie Evland Morris AKA Stevie Wonder. lmao

BahamCane

Is the Heat that good or is the Nets that bad!

SOUP

Is the Heat that good or is the Nets that bad!

Posted by: BahamCane | October 31, 2010 at 03:24 PM

BOTH

Sebastian

The name is Sebastian57, not Bubba57 so lets get that out of the way 1st

Either respect the name I use in here or dont bother trying to have a conversation with me

I dont do that to others and I dont expect that done to me on Canespace

It might be trivial to some if not most but to me its not

solarcane


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USAFCane

I'll be at the game next weekend. Cuz I'm a Cane fan and that's when they play. Ill drive 4 hrs to get there... It's just what feels right... I might be a little late though, kinda like the team was yesterday...

Go Canes!

Posted by: 411 | October 31, 2010 at 02:41 PM

Hang in there 411! Better days must be ahead. Surely the worst is behind us?

Posted by: SOUP | October 31, 2010 at 03:17 PM

If I lived in the Miami area, I'd have ST and go to every game I could. I made a bar in Iceland buy ESPN america so me and my guys could watch the OSU game, stayed up until 4am to watch FSU, I stayed up and watched the UNC game till 3.30am on a horrible internet stream, and I'll continue to do the same until I get back to CONUS. I love Cane football but will take them for what they are now. I just knew we'd turn it around eventually. I was wrong but still a huge lover of Canes football.

mi@mic@ne

Posted by: solarcane | October 31, 2010 at 03:31 PM

LMAO... Keep bringin the humor....

macjones

The Terps’ turnaround is complete – and they’re not done yet: Maryland coach Ralph Friegden has made a solid case for the ACC’s Coach of the Year after taking the Terps from 2-10 to bowl eligible before November. Maryland is tied with NC State for second place behind Florida State in the Atlantic Division standings, and controls its own destiny with both teams still on the schedule. Regardless of the quality of Maryland’s opponents, every win count, and Friedgen has enough of them to earn some respect and likely keep his job another year. Heather Dinch, http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post

Saturday's game with the Turtles won't be a given. Especially considering the Canes collective team mindset.

And believe it or not, this Maryland squad is 2x's stronger than Coach London's Cavalier squad!

Yeah, yeah the Turtles have played a highly suspect schedule. But they have that relative ' winning attitude ' coming into Sabado's game.

USAFCane

this will be last season overseas for a while, next season I'll most likely be watching Cane football from NoCal or Maryland. If it's the latter I'll get plenty of opportunities to my money where my moth is.

macjones


Posted by: solarcane | October 31, 2010 at 03:31 PM

Good one SOLARCANE.

I'm glad U've got a sense of humour.

Something I've been lacking, recently. LOL

solarcane


mi@mi thanks!

mac you know it's done in love for all you guys.

Like REM says "Everybody hurts somtimes..."

BEERicane

Who is/was worse for UM Athletics Only:

Foote or Shalala or Donna Foote?

Sebastian

Frank Gore scores for the 49ers

The streak continues!!!!!!!!!

SOUP

Solar...LMAO!

Dolphins up 22-14 late fourth.

WindyCane1

Not happy with J12 and how the Canes played and were not prepared. Even on the plays when the Canes needed a stop they didn't do it because they were not prepared for what they saw. Physically, they were ok. They make a lot of mental mistakes.

At mid-season, you evaluate the stats and do what you do best. All season the Canes have run the ball and they have 3 good RBs and some road-graders on the OL.

The Canes offensive philosophy has to be to run the ball first and pass when the opportunity presents itself. When they run it (or if they run it) they are successful -this is a proven statistical fact. When they throw risky passes they turn it over and loose.

As frustrated as I am with the players and coaches, I would prefer to have a team that graduates players and stays out of jail. UM is now the toP ranked academic college in the state and their image has improved. That said, I still think you can have good players on and off the field so I hope that day comes soon.

macjones

I love Cane football but will take them for what they are now. I just knew we'd turn it around eventually. I was wrong but still a huge lover of Canes football.

Posted by: USAFCane | October 31, 2010 at 03:35 PM

I second your 4-REAL emotional notion USAFCane.

I, too, was totally wrong about Team Shannon.

I was thinking this would be a ' sure pick ' 10-2 Hurricane squad this season! As well as playing in the A.C.C. title game

And a possible 11-1 team with a kiss from Lady Luck. LOL

Even after the Seminole Debacle, I still believed Miami would win out! What A Fool Believes, I guess. LMAO

As of today, I have to play the Green and Orange ' pessimist ' card!

For Team Shannon will be bery, bery, bery, bery fortunate to finish 9-3.

And dig this U'all Cane rowdies. D-coordinator Bud Foster is going to ' tear ' the Whipple Factor a new and larger U-KNOW-WHAT! Coach Stoops anyone.

yeah, yeah... that Sebastian and the six'ER and other like-minded Miami fans will say the Hokies D-line and LB's are too small to play major college football!

But dudes, it's all about playing with heart and true grit! Something that's been A.W.O.L. from this program the past five years. Enough said!

Heck, even the 2005 and 2004 Miami teams played with that MoJo rising.

Matter of fact, I'm guessing most Hurricane fandom would cherish the notion of supporting those 2004 and 2005. With their worts and whatnot.

BEERicane

Posted by: solarcane | October 31, 2010 at 03:31 PM

LMAO!!!! that is flippin hilarious. i actually did laugh this one. well done, solar. well done.

solarcane

thanks beeri,
I'm glad you took it for what it was

mi@mic@ne

I am making a wild guess here but with the situation as it is... i think Randy and Whipple do not see i to i and something going on there. But my own personal opinion is that if Whipple had control the team would play better. I think Randy is a old school guy who likes things simple but college football is no longer simple... you got to coach teams to a win.

macjones

No need to check oUt tonight's B.C.S. show.

Here's what will transpire. Absolute guarantee!

1. Oregon
2. Auburn
3. Boise St.
4. T.C.U.
5. Roll Tide Roll

And.... the Ducks vs. Boise St. in the B.C.S. title game.

Auburn still has Bama and a possible S.E.C championship game. Tough to go undefeated with those games remaining. No.

As I said above, Oregon will win out! I just don't envision Arizona having enough offensive fireworks to hang with the quacky Ducks.

And yeah, yeah, Boise St.'s schedule is what it is. However, perhaps the B.C.S. won't COLLUDE to keep them out this season. But U's never know. LMAO

macjones

But my own personal opinion is that if Whipple had control the team would play better. I think Randy is a old school guy who likes things simple but college football is no longer simple... you got to coach teams to a win.

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | October 31, 2010 at 04:13 PM

Hurricane fan, the Whipple Factor does have ' control of the offense! '

And Ohio St. has no trouble winning with an ' old school ' guy playing the C.E.O.

Even that Hinterland football team has an ' old school ' type of head coach-albeit he's younger than Shannon.

So, your point would seem questionable. No.

mi@mic@ne

i think Whipple likes to be in control... cant tell what hes like in this situation. there is too much negativity. from what has transpired.

BEERicane

Think we could get David Cutcliffe away from Duke?

solarcane

“You’ve got to win out. You have to take one game at a time. Can’t look ahead. Crazy things could happen, but we don’t control our destiny"
Tyler Horn

Going backward remember that same rubber stamp from
Eric Winston
Randy Phillips
Glenn Cook
Calais Campbell
Jon Beason

mi@mic@ne

Sweater vest always loses...

Cane history is that the guru of offense is the new guy to come in... This is Miami not Columbus... Look at some of the coaches we had... Randy cant copy JJ because JJ was a natural motivator. JJ wasnt one of the Egg heads in the U office. Randy is a product of the U office.

mi@mic@ne

JJ was the only d head coach we had. But JJ was gifted motivator.... you cant copy that.

mi@mic@ne

Davis was also the other d head coach...but he was the best recruiter.

mi@mic@ne

Whipple is running the o but he is not running the show...

pbcfrcane13

MD at UM 12 on ESPNU

mi@mic@ne

I know Whipple comes down hard on the team... maybe you got to opposing methods of leadership nixing the success.

macjones

The last times I checked, the Red Sweater vest been winning on a consistent basis since his squad defeated Miami in 2003. 10 win or 11 win seasons anyone.

Matter of fact, the Sweater vest been going to all those B.C.S. bowl games, while Miami's been treking to Boise. LOL A destination Miami MAY find itself again, IF they don't care of affairs this Sabado!

Also, the Sweater vest didn't need to rub it in Shannon's face one more time. Did he. Because he had his O-unit take a knee.

mi@mic@ne

Whipple aint in control of the o.. if he wanted the young qb over harris... maybe we have a different record with the WHip.

mi@mic@ne

Sweater vest offense is abysmal to u standards.

BEERicane

Maybe to U HISTORICAL standards. But we have to get some new standards, we have been spoiled to the point we are now delUsional.

macjones

Whipple aint in control of the o.. if he wanted the young qb over harris... maybe we have a different record with the WHip.

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | October 31, 2010 at 04:36 PM

Yeah, yous are absolutely correct Miami would have a different record with the Whipple Factor running the program.

A 3-5 record would the Hurricanes be, with the Whipple Factor as C.E.O.!! LMAO

mi@mic@ne

Randy is old school but not an outstanding motivator as a natural trait in him being a human being.

mi@mic@ne

Whipple was in control before... he had a successful program... his offenses produced big time numbers. Whip has a heavy hand.. He just hasnt been able to bring it to bear.

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