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October 24, 2010

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solarcane

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HersheyCane

WHOOO HOOOO GO CANES!!! GREAT WIN!!

solarcane

soup you got this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm have to admit the picture of the guy kneeling behind the gorilla had me a bit uncomfortable, Please tell me thats a female gorilla lol!

SOUP

soup you got this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm have to admit the picture of the guy kneeling behind the gorilla had me a bit uncomfortable, Please tell me thats a female gorilla lol!

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Yes sir, I do! Why people don't believe me when I say "I GOT THIS!" I will never know. Now U got nice people like Canesteeler eating crow (no sauce) this AM.

I am not sure of the gender of the gorilla but I do know two things:

1. Shannon got the four hundered pound gorilla off his back last night.

2. Hot chicks dig the gorilla!

solarcane


Some of Butch and his players comments on the game

North Carolina Head Coach Butch Davis

"I thing we lost to a pretty good football team tonight - one that's got a lot of talent and played well. I thought that one of the most significant factors in the ballgame was we never ever really got a real good handle on the running game. They were able to really kind of keep us off balance with the run and the play action pass. They played well and I thought our kids got off to a good start. We had a chance to play a little bit better early in the game to put some points on the board when Anthony Elzy, unfortunately, fumbled in the end zone. It could have been a huge big play. Obviously, one of the formulas for playing against Miami is to try to take the run away by keeping the score to such that it makes them have to play a little bit more pass oriented and a little bit less run oriented. They're a good football team. I was proud of the way our kids competed, the way that they played and we will learn something from tonight's game and we will play better next week."

On if Miami's running game helped protect Jacory Harris:
"We knew going into the ball game that they had several personnel packages that included six offensive linemen - where they use a big offensive lineman as a true tight end along with tight end and multiple backs in the back field. They kept us off balance with it. They had some success and they did a good job. Their running backs ran hard."

On injuries taking a toll on the team:
"It's a challenge. As I told the players in the locker room, coaches always say that you're one injury away or one something from somebody having to go into the ball game and step up. I would venture to say that probably cost us every single kid that we thought we were going to redshirt. We probably won't be able to redshirt any of them. We probably have to end up playing all of these kids before the season is over."

UNC Player Quotes

T.J. Yates

On the game:
"We did a good job coming out, and when we had the chance to build some momentum and go up on them, we shot ourselves in the foot and fumbled into the end zone. That kind of killed our momentum because early we should've been up 17-6 and it's tough to play a team like that when they get momentum. When they start doing well defensively and offensively they have a lot of motivation to keep playing well. We can't get in holes against a team like that and beat ourselves because they will take advantage of mistakes."

On continual poor field position:
"That definitely hurt us. Once we got the ball we were so unsuccessful on third down because we were so unsuccessful on first down, which led us to get behind the count with second and long. We gave up some sacks and negative runs on first down and it killed the start of our drives. We couldn't build any momentum after that."

Bruce Carter

On not defending like they have been:
"I just think it was the scheme we had going into this game. We needed our corner to have support on the edge and we got a young secondary. They (Miami) did a great job coming in and finding our weakness on defense...they're a great team with great athletes."

Johnny White

On struggling to move the ball:
"We couldn't really get a routine going. We had some plays get us off schedule, sacks and negative runs that got us off schedule."

On not scoring touchdowns on the first two drives:
"That's deflating to any team. When you're playing a team as good as Miami, you need to take advantage of every opportunity you get in the red zone and can't leave points out there on the field."

Deunta Williams

On missing starters this game:
"Well I think it was obvious they tried to pick on us in the secondary tonight. But at the same time, we haven't had Kendrick or C.B. all year. So it wasn't like that was anything new for us. We were just down one corner and we have young guys that can play. I was telling them how when we were freshmen we would get picked on too. The only way to get them to stop picking on you is to make them go away from you. We encourage them...[and they] just need to go out and play."

Miami Head Coach Randy Shannon

"Real big win for us tonight; it was huge. We're taking the next step in the Atlantic Coast Conference, playing North Carolina really was a big victory for myself and this whole University. Being 0-3, playing against North Carolina, and having an opportunity to come back on national TV and respond in the way we did tonight was unbelievable. A lot of credit goes to these football players who are responding to this coaching staff, doing a phenomenal job of really getting this team ready to play. You watch the game defensively, they came out of the gate and we gave up a big, long run, which is inexcusable, but the guys responded back. They didn't go in the tank, and I think that's part of playing football. You get a negative play - how quick you're going to respond until you have as good a defense that you can have. And with the turnovers and the sacks by Allen Bailey tonight was unbelievable."

"Offensively, running the football was key. We pounded the football and that opened up our passing game. You see some guys, besides [Leonard] Hankerson, you see some other guys step up and make some plays, and I think that's part of what this team is about. I thought the biggest play of the game was Tyrone Cornelius' hit on the kickoff... It was a good game, it was an exciting game, it was fun to be around with those guys and see how they would be challenged."

On the verbal exchanged between players earlier in the game:
"It was good, because what it was doing was challenging each other to step up and make plays. I think that's the one thing about this football team is that guys are starting to develop a mentality of what we're trying to get done. The great teams and the great players step up and challenge each player, and I think anytime you can challenge a player the right way it becomes a positive."

About where this team was against Florida State:
"That's too long ago to think about. We got to go about what we did this week, and then we have to move on. We can't keep worrying about Florida State - that week is gone. We can't change it, we lost, it's a loss in the column, we got to move forward. After tonight, tomorrow we'll grade this film and move on to Virginia."

On whether the fumble in the first quarter changed the momentum:
"That one, yes, it definitely changed the momentum because it stopped them from getting up ahead. It kept the game within one score, and then once we got up the guys started thriving."

On what the win means personally:
"It a big win like I said earlier. It's the first time that I beat North Carolina and first time in a long time that we've beaten North Carolina, so it was big for the University and for the fans that we showed up."


canezilla

GOOD GAME CANES,ABOUT TIME WE USE THE SHORT PASSING GAME AND SCREENS TO SHOW OUR SPEED.ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!! MILLER IS STUPID DUMB FAST,BERRY IS THE NEW WORKHORSE FOR THE GROUND ATTACK.HOPE THEY USE THE NEXT 2 MAYBE 3 WEEKS TO TWEEK ANY PROBLEMS ON THE OFFENSE JUST IN TIME FOR THE HUGGGGGE MATCHUP AGANIST VT

canezilla

HOPE IT WONT HAPPEN BUT I THINK MARYLAND WILL BE A NOON GAME.IF THIS HAPPENS GATES WILL BE OPEN AT 7AM HAHAHAHAHAH NICE OJ AND VODKA

SOUP

HOPE IT WONT HAPPEN BUT I THINK MARYLAND WILL BE A NOON GAME.IF THIS HAPPENS GATES WILL BE OPEN AT 7AM HAHAHAHAHAH NICE OJ AND VODKA

Posted by: canezilla | October 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Be ready and have your game face on!

Jersey_Cane

It's great to feel good about a win like this one. By far, one of the best all around games we have played in the past 2 seasons. Strong in all phases of the game (if you don't count the missed PAT...).

Proud of our team, they have taken a beating in the media, blogs and talk shows the last few weeks. It was great to see them dancing and having fun. I hope there were a few recruits in the stands last night as well. That kind of fun can swing their decision a little.

Finally, people can say whatever they want about the size of the UM crowd, but no one can ever question the atmosphere of the crowd, they were into last night's game.

BEERicane

I think the entire program feels the pressure and enormity of this game tonight. They will show up, execute, and put together a solid game plan. The O will finally click and ST will lay the wood yet again to Carolina (what is it about the ST and the highlight hits they seem to lay on NC and where is the the rest of the season). We will get to Yates a few times and force a few ill advised throws. I see this being a "signature" win for RS and this canes team and they turn the corner for the rest of the year.

TONIGHT THEY PLAY LIKE THEY DESERVE TO WEAR THE U!

Posted by: BEERicane | October 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM


Hmmmmm....... sounds pretty accurate.

SOUP

WHOOO HOOOO GO CANES!!! GREAT WIN!!

Posted by: HersheyCane | October 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Hershey...what's up buddy? How's Mrs. Andretti doing? LOL

BEERicane

Kim bokamper is a bigger version of tony sporano. or is sparano a smaller bokamper. Tune to CBS4 right now to see what I'm talking about.

SOUP

BEER...even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. ;-)

GOOD CALL!

UMike

Did anyone see the Cleveland interview on Mannys page? Did anyone expect that voice to come out of that face? lol

SOUP

OK, I'M NORTHBOUND AND DOWN.

Lead, follow or get the %#@& outta my way!

Ungar

The guy chugging from the tube with a U symbol on the top, gives a whole new meaning to loading up on youtube.

http://canespace.typepad.com/.a/6a00e008c6725888340133f54ea674970b-500wi

Man, that was great to see, that was NOT the team that faced FSU.

BEERicane

My one gripe of the game last night is......


MATT BOSHER! What is his problem? He has been kicking terribly as of late. Missed XPs, Short FGs, Shank-a-potomous on punts. Maybe he needs to work more on kicking and less on tackling. I know this will be blasphemy, but maybe Randy should consider benching him for a few XPs or something.

See, you have to find something to work on each week and Bosher's struggles need to be addressed. It will cost us down the road. He is now just an average kicker and punter. But a great ST tackler.

Ungar

Yes, Bosher has got to be tweaked.

However, we should move up at LEAST five spots after this dominant win and those above us losing.

I don't want to get too down on Bosher, because he HAS done it all for us.

BEERicane

He has done it all, but something just isn't right. He and Colin have been huge disappointments for me this year. And what happened to all of the Cain will see the field and Colin will move back outside talk? That irritated me too. Colin is just not a MLB

DallasTXCane

Bosh boomed his kick-offs last night tho & that had a lot to do with keeping UNC in poor field position, especially given our kick coverage difficulties this season. U could tell he had adrenalin overload.

I agree on the PATs and short FGs tho...we'll need those to be automatic again

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

First i gotta say, I was wayyyyyyy wrong..No way did I think the Canes would win this game, let alone by 3 scores..Congrats boys, now keep up the momentum and do this week in, and week out!! Go Canes!!

Old Skool

Defense ...
UNC managed only 6 combined yards on its last three possessions of the second quarter.

Sebastian

22 in AP

Sebastian

Alabama at #6 is SEC media hype at its best

Six

UMike - ya, I posted that link on here last night and couldn't believe that voice came out of Asante, ha. The kid sounds like Michael Clark Duncan in "The Green Mile"


Bad Bart

Ahhh...now that was just what the Dr. ordered. I swear, that is the best they have played all year. If they play every game like that, they will not lose again this year!!

Finally, we committed to the run and it paid off BIG TIME!!

What a fun game to watch after a few bad games in a row!!

Soup, I hope that you can say I GOT THIS for every remaining game this season!!!

macjones

Some may say your just being perfectionists....I say your just miserable SOB's in life and need to be miserable about something else to make yourselves feel better...Good game Canes!!

Posted by: novaCANEPHINatic | October 23, 2010 at 10:39 PM

It is what it is, baby. LMAO

The road game at Virginia is a 12 noon EST game, which will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN-2.

Posted by: macjones | October 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM

And NOVACANE. Some would say U's are bloody PROJECTING!!! Yous dig. No. Well, freak' me. LOL

FranklinCane

Canes have an elite defense being the best in the ACC in turnovers, TFL and sacks per game. The DBs have turned out to be a strength of the team and the DL is dowright dominant at times. Got to eliminate the big play runs though.

Very pleased with the development of the OL and RBs. Although its obvious that Berry and Lamar ran the ball like true studs, I was impressed with the way Smiley ran the ball to close out the game when UNC knew the Canes were going to run the ball and the OL and Smiley did it anyway. The running game showed us how you win championships.

J12 managed the game well, and as Six said he spent more time talking to Whipple and his WRs during the game. I hope this is a sign and trend that J12 is maturing instead of worrying about his brand.

Although the Canes had 400+ yds of offense and 33 pts against UNC, Canes are still an average offense until the Canes learn to do a better and more consistent job of tapping their potential. For the canes to be above average, the executon and consistency must get a lot better.

Posted by: WindyCane1 | October 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Shannon should be pleased overall but the inconsistency, esp in the 1st half, remains a correctable concern

macjones

I don't understand the dialing down of the offense with 7 minutes to go and we're starting to look good for the 1st time this season??? Randy played for dominating Cane teams and is supposed to know the importance of finishing strong and maintaining intensity.

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR DOMINATION...WE GOT IT BRIEFLY AND WE CALL OFF THE DOGS AS IF WE'RE A GREAT TEAM!

I'm not trying to be negative...I'm happy right now, but it doesn't erase memories of the % of our lackluster play this season.

I WANT US TO BUILD...AND SET OURSELVES UP FOR SUCCESS...GOING FORWARD.

Shannon had a chance to set domination as the standard and expectation for our team!

We now go into next game...running out the clock...stagnant...so how should we expect to start the next game???

Posted by: Zakkee | October 23, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Zachary, ' rubbing it ' could come around to bite Team Shannon.

In other words, U's don't wanna' mess around too much, with the bloody mysterious hands of college football KARMA. LMAO Can yous dig it.

Seriously though, Coach Shannon is too CLASSY of a man, as well as C.E.O. to be rubbing it in on another opponent when they are defeated.

For instance, last season alone, he could have easily had his Cane offense score another T.D. against both Georgia Tech and Boomer Sooner. But he didn't.

Matter of fact, I personally wanted Miami to score one more time against Oklahoma. Yet, Shannon the Wise One had Jacory take a knee.

macjones

Didn't someone come on here earlier in the week and complain about the state of the program, citing one of the main examples being that we have a former Safety as our starting Running Back?

I think Damien does just fine at Running Back, converted Safety or not

That dude runs pissed off and tries to take it out on the defensive player

Posted by: Six | October 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Perhaps. And IF some Cane rowdy bytched and moaned this past week about said statement above, then yous are probably thinking of moi! Literally LOL

Six

You look at the games so far this year and what the Canes play calling has been

UNC - 44 Rush 32 Pass
Duke - 42 Rush 34 Pass
FSU - 36 Rush 49 Pass
Clemson - 43 Rush 33 Pass
Pitt - 35 Rush 32 Pass
Ohio St - 28 Rush 39 Pass
FAMU - 36 Rush 26 Pass

Their only 2 losses, they had more pass attempts than rushing attempts simply b/c they had to play catch up

The final drive for the Canes last night, they had 10 rushing attempts

The scoring drive before that, on a 3rd and 4 at the UNC 37, Jacory hits Travis Benjamin on a 26 yard pass ..... now, on a 3rd and 4 on the UNC 37 - what would the reaction have been by the fans if Benjamin didn't catch that?

"Why don't they run it??? on a 3rd and 4??? We have the big hosses up front, just run it. #6 just ran for 5 yards the previous play, why can't we get 4 yards on the next one???"

Difference being - the WRs were catching the ball last night (executing)

Another difference - #6 was in there as a change of pace burner, after Berry was in there as the brawler


The drive to put the Canes up 19-10 starting at the Canes own 36, play calling: 6 pass, 3 rush .... with an 11 yard rec., a 9 yard rec., a 16 yard rec., a 24 yard rec.


Bad Bart

I guess that rumored players only meeting did some good. Again, if they continue to play that way, they WILL win the ACC and the bowl.

Aces & Canes

Just a proud Cane fan today.
There will be no negatives from that performance.
There is always room for improvement, but just remember how you've been feeling the last couple of weeks and then think about it.
We were a completely different team last night, fired up and focused. Something we haven't really seen this year. They really turned it around this week.

The hangovers hurt a hell of alot less after a dominating win. The world is just a better place when the boyz kick some ass.
Keep on doing what U doin boyz, cause we liking it!!!

Go Canes

Six

I'd like to thank Donte Paige-Moss from UNC as well last night, for doing Jacory dirty on a play after tackling him and sparking something inside Jacory to make him go facemask-to-facemask with Paige-Moss when he stood up ... the ref had to come between them to separate them

It brought back similar memories of the game against Virginia last year when Jacory got up in the face of Cam Johnson after he ripped the helmet off Jacory on a fumble recovery attempt

Jacory then got up, after Jason Fox came running in to shove Johnson, and didn't back down

Sebastian

Santana Moss continues the streak

macjones

Miami @ Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
12:00 PM

| TV: ESPN or ESPN2

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbal/acc-m-footbl-body.html

jUst imagine U'all. So far this season, Team Shannon has had ALL of it's games on ESPN/ESPN-2/ABC national telly.

The exception to the pryme tyme rule was their opening game of the 2010 campaign.

By the way Miami fandom. YoUr Canes should be at least a - 16 1/2 point road chalk against lowly Virginia. No.

macjones

Miami, F-L-A Hurricanes have major college football's NUMERO UNO pass efficiency defense.

And, the Hurricanes have the country's No. 18 overall team defense. Say it ain't so. LOL

The game against lowly Virginia will give Team Shannon's D-Unit, an opportunity to improve all of their defensive category stats.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/stats/2010/divia/team/index/html

elliott

Can someone please tell me why the Virginia and Miami game Saturday is NOT being picked up by anyone? No espn3 not even Gameplan? Sure enough this always happens right after the Canes have a good game the next game is a noon game that isn't televised.

Sebastian

ESPN/ESPN2

SOUP

First i gotta say, I was wayyyyyyy wrong..No way did I think the Canes would win this game, let alone by 3 scores

Posted by: Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad | October 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Uh, I think I told U, over and over again that we would win, yes?

I even went so far as to GUARANTEE it, yes?

U stubborn little butch U!

U want your crow with sauce or without it? LOL

SOUP

Just made it back to the 863 from the 954.

3 hours, door-to-door.

I'm STILL smiling ear to ear!

SOUP

Santana Moss continues the streak

Posted by: Sebastian57 | October 24, 2010 at 02:38 PM

Yeah baby!

Dolphins trailing Steelers 20-19 fourth quarter.

SOUP

Shannon should be pleased overall but the inconsistency, esp in the 1st half, remains a correctable concern

Posted by: FranklinCane | October 24, 2010 at 01:37 PM

Franklin...welcome to The Space. Post here, post often!

Aces & Canes

Keep on smiling bro!!!!
All about them Canes all the time!!

SOUP

Soup, I hope that you can say I GOT THIS for every remaining game this season!!!

Posted by: Bad Bart | October 24, 2010 at 01:18 PM

Stay tuned. I said at the beginning of the season there were only three teams taht could beat Miami in 2010: OSU, FSU and VT.

Some people wanted to get all excited about Clemson and GT. NOT!

Now Miami can beat themsleves any week but the only game left that we can lose by getting beaten by the other team is VT.

So enjoy the next few weeks at UVA, home against MD and in Hotlanta against GT.

Canes will be 8-2 heading into the VT game at home for the right to play in the ACC title game on the line.

Not ready to call that one yet. Check back in a few weeks...

macjones

Can someone please tell me why the Virginia and Miami game Saturday is NOT being picked up by anyone? No espn3 not even Gameplan? Sure enough this always happens right after the Canes have a good game the next game is a noon game that isn't televised.

Posted by: elliott | October 24, 2010 at 03:07 PM

Yous obviously don't bother to do a little research. Do U's. LOL
????????????????????????????

Miami @ Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
12:00 PM

| TV: ESPN or ESPN2

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbal/acc-m-footbl-body.html

Obviously, both the A.C.C. and ESPN/ABC could make a change in plans. Yes. Or No. LOL

SOUP

Keep on smiling bro!!!!
All about them Canes all the time!!

Posted by: Aces & Canes | October 24, 2010 at 03:22 PM

ROGER THAT!

macjones

Whatever happened to Captain Optimist AKA Cavaleer. He didn't happen to get himself ' exiled ' from Canespace.

jUst wondering, because I do miss his takes on Miami football.

solarcane

People complain about how "good" Randy makes his players conduct themselves in the classroom.

Consider this

If we were in UNC's shoes last night and had to play minus the first teamers and key backups at positions UNC suspended or kicked off we would have played the game with out:

Hankerson
B Harris
S Spence
Berry
James
Bailey
Forston
Telemque

I still don't know how UNC won 4 in a row missing 8 of the best players on their team.


We keep our nose clean and hit the books we never face that stuff.

macjones

Miami @ Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
12:00 PM

| TV: ESPN or ESPN2

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbal/acc-m-footbl-body.html

jUst imagine U'all. So far this season, Team Shannon has had ALL of it's games on ESPN/ESPN-2/ABC national telly.

The exception to the pryme tyme rule was their opening game of the 2010 campaign.

By the way Miami fandom. YoUr Canes should be at least a - 16 1/2 point road chalk against lowly Virginia. No.

Posted by: macjones | October 24, 2010 at 02:39 PM

Well, I obvioUsly misspoke, again. LMAO

The Duke game was not televised nationally- albeit it was on ESPN3.

Nonetheless, ESPN/ABC is giving Miami their fair share of national telly coverage. Even though this Hurricane squad isn't ' vintage ' Miami, F-L-A football, YET.

As long as Team Shannon continues to reighn victorious, and Beamer Ball follows sUit, then their November encounter will, also, be shown in prime time. Yes!?

solarcane

mac
I think my Captain got wound up prior to the FSU game pointing out how over rated FSU's offensive line and Ponder are.
I believe he is still reviewing tape of that game and will return with a brief analysis of how FSU was just lucky that particular day.

macjones

I still don't know how UNC won 4 in a row missing 8 of the best players on their team.

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 03:34 PM

S.C., that's an easy one to reply to.

It's spelled B-U-T-C-H D-A-V-I-S !

solarcane

mac, good point

Beating Butch with one arm tied behind his back is fine with me lol!

macjones

I think my Captain got wound up prior to the FSU game pointing out how over rated FSU's offensive line and Ponder are.
I believe he is still reviewing tape of that game and will return with a brief analysis of how FSU was just lucky that particular day.

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 03:39 PM

Yeah S.C., the Captain does have a panache for going ' overboard ' with his takes on Team Shannon, from time to time.

Yet, I still miss his flair for playing the Green-n-Orange ' exuberance ' card. LOL

usagainstheworld&thereferees

how do you do a search or a find on the blob?

AlpharettaCane

Great win...LOVED the emotion! Nice to see that again.

My biggest gripe from last night - had a hard time explaining Harris' and Spences' little "rodeo" to my 13 year old daughter who was watching with me. LOL

Other than that, and the need to fix the penalties, great win.

mi@mic@ne

The Dolphins just got cheated out of what appears to be a win... although they got time still... the refs should have declared the recovery on the field...i mean.. if the refs cant determine who recovers a fumble then there would be no such thing as a fumble.. idiots.

francis w

If... Gabby... from Orlando should read this blog I enjoyed meeting a real Cane fan at the last service plaza before exeting the turnpike on to I-4. The planned construction on I-4 reminded me of the Canes over reaction to the mess that occured before the FSU game. ( SEE THE PREVIOUS BLOG)
I hope you enjoy the banter of mostly Cane fans from across the US & the world.
Fran
PS Soup thanks for holding the wagon train for US.
Fran

AlpharettaCane

Nice bonus with GaTch losing to Clemson. Nesbitt's two longest runs: 2 for 5 yards each.

We bottle him up and we should handle the Jackets. Can't look past Maryland or Va; this team has habit of getting ahead of itself and then laying an egg.

Guys need to stay focused and take it one game at a time.

mi@mic@ne

If a guy in the aqua and white comes out of the pile with the ball its pretty clear Miami should have gotten the ball at their own 20 ... cheaters!!

usagainsttheworld

i have a feeling that this week we're in for something different. i think they come back this week with a chip on their shoulder. ever since the fla. state loss this team has had to hear nothing but vitriol and even hate for their coach, the team, and the larger organization. the qb has been under attack, the oline has been questioned and doubted, players are leaving the program before they even get started in the program. my sense is that this team has been backed into a corner-- in a way they have been scandalized and almost villified. folks on this very blog and in other spaces have all but called this team a bunch of punks. i think they are hearing all of this, drinking all of this vinegar-- and it tastes bad. my sense is that they are backed into a corner and they have two choices-- to concede defeat or to come out fighting. this week they come out fighting, hand to hand combat baby! a total assault on their opponent. their manhood has been called into question. this week we ride out baby. i think that this is just what we needed. this team needed something to wake them up, something to fight for-- not the legacy of the school and all the greats of the past-- but their own manhood. this week we stomp the yard. something we used to say at the "k" (where you at '86!) before we went out for every football game--

we gonna fight
till we can't fight no mo'
can't fight no mo'?
lie down!
bleed awhile!
get up!
and fight some mo'

c'mon canes get up off the ground! you've been taking the pain for too long now-- time to dish that ish out!!! BRING THE DAMN PAIN SONS!!!! no more of our blood-- time for us to draw the enemies blood and this week the enemy is butch and the legion in baby blue.

i hear phil collins singin-- can you hear him???

Posted by: usagainsttheworld&theofficials | October 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM

^^^ i can feel it coming in the air of night- oh lawd!

Posted by: usagainsttheworld&theofficials | October 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM

told ya! their manhood got tried and they responded!!!! remember what this feels like team. play like that every week. next!

SOUP

Whatever happened to Captain Optimist AKA Cavaleer. He didn't happen to get himself ' exiled ' from Canespace.

jUst wondering, because I do miss his takes on Miami football.

Posted by: macjones | October 24, 2010 at 03:28 PM

He apparently has entered the witness protection program? He is not nor has he ever been banned from Canespace. His opinion was always valued even if he earned the name "Captain Optimist" at the risk of being wrong on a consistent basis.

SOUP

if the refs cant determine who recovers a fumble then there would be no such thing as a fumble.. idiots.

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | October 24, 2010 at 03:58 PM

AGREE 100%. A dolphin player #59 got up out of the pile with the damn ball! What video evidence do you need.

ALL of the refs on the fiEld knew that Miami recovered. Both teams knew it too.

RIDIDCULOUS!!!

Chi Mia 'Cane '98

I was in the fraternity with the guy who has the gorilla on his van

usagainsttheworld

ray lewis is a beast!!!! just watch espn tonight if you didn't see it. gamechanger and game winner!!!

Six

Canes couldn't help that John Blake and his "gang green" team did what they did in order to earn their suspensions or dismissals

F'em

At least the Canes won by a respectable margin, b/c if they didn't, imagine the outcry of barely beating a team that had those players missing

- UNC should've beaten LSU if not for dropped passes at the end, when they had a couple of chances from inside the LSU 6 yard line

- UNC couldn't stop the Bumblebees running, giving up 372 yards rushing

- UNC then rolled off 4 straight wins against Rutgers, East Carolina, Clemson & Virginia


Canes beat the team that was presented in front of them. The UNC DBs showed me something in their interviews when they accepted no excuses for what happened, saying that they'd been playing without those players for a while now

Canes could've put up another TD at the end if they wanted, ran the score up to 40 pts, but they didn't


BahamaCane

Whipple Ball 2.0 = establish the run, play action, short and intermediate throws and the OCCASIONAL deep ball!

macjones

Here's moi's B.C.S. Top 5.

For what it's worth, which is absolUtely nothing. LOL

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

Both the HUMAN ELEMENT polls- Think Coaches and Harris- will probably put the Ducks ahead of Auburn. And that's taken into account the relatively ' unbiased ' computers.

By the way ELLIOT, the Hurricane vs. Virginia is bloody ABSOLUTELY set for prime time on either ESPN/ESPN-2!

And if yous doubt, then peruse the ESPN telly schedule. Because it's there for all to witness!

321canes

Just got back man i feel like i got hit by a Tractor trailer!!! I've been partying like a RockStar with friends, family and with former Canes. IM ALL SMILES 2 SOUP but we must stay focus we have a long season ahead of us! Im glad to see shannon finally BEAT butch!!-Barely shook hands. SMH. Glad to see that Shannon let the leash off these boys and let them play! Sad to see that these refs are blowing calls or not seeing the holding calls on our dline!!! Glad to see that for the 1ST TIME Whipple was RUN 1ST then PASS 2nd! Glad to see my local boy #45 lb COOKIE is playing great ! Sad to see and HEAR the LOCALS not showing up or booing Our players!!! IM glad the current streak is still alive! Glad that we have 2 former UM players in the world series! MAN IM JUST GLAD I WAS BLOODLINE BORN AND RAISED A CANE!!!!


P.S. Is it me but I can't get that CaneORADE beat that hyped our players up out my head!!! LOL

321canes

Posted by: BahamaCane | October 24, 2010 at 04:40 PM
Yes he did!!! He kept it simple for J12 and it was different but effective.

macjones

Canes could've put up another TD at the end if they wanted, ran the score up to 40 pts, but they didn't

Posted by: Six | October 24, 2010 at 04:37 PM

That's alright. Because Miami is going to break the FOURTY-POINT barrier against Virginia!

For ain't no way Team Shannon is going to let down this week- Think playing down to their level of competition.

Miami, F-L-A Hurricanes 45

Virginia 6

The Cavaleer's strength on offense is their passing game. Whereas, Miami has the nation's NUMERO UNO pass efficiency defense.

So, which A.C.C. squad will win this matchUp.

macjones

Im glad to see shannon finally BEAT butch!!-Barely shook hands. SMH, 321Canes
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I would've never thunks there'd be bad blood between Shannon and Butch.

So, what gives.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Whatever happened to Captain Optimist AKA Cavaleer. He didn't happen to get himself ' exiled ' from Canespace.

jUst wondering, because I do miss his takes on Miami football.

Posted by: macjones | October 24, 2010 at 03:28 PM

>>>>>>>>>>


Mac, what a two weeks it has been, no??? hahaha

GREAT to see these players grow and Whipple get put in the right frame of mind with his playcalling.

Duke was an experiment game that fell flat on his face.

UNC was the game where Shannon, I believe, took firm control of this team, players and coaches.

Now if Whipple would run a few more times from the shotgun, and add a two RB set with James/Miller and Berry, we'll be ready for anyone.

Hurri'

Word on my two kids, I’ve never seen a team get away with more bullsh!t, bogus-ass calls than Pittsburgh. I know we shoulda had TDs instead of FGs, but fukk that…….YOU CAN’T DETERMINE WHO RECOVERED THE BALL?!?!?!?!?!?

HOW ABOUT THE GUY WITH THE BIG-ASS DOLPHIN ON HIS HAT, HOLDING UP THE AFOREMENTIONED BALL, YOU BLIND, GREASY- POCKETED F@GGOTS!!!!!!

Hurri'

Again, remember who called for the rout in the UNC game......DING!!

But all cred' goes to SOUP.

He. Had. This.

Ryan

Captain O is on the E forum

solarcane

So if all the other Coaches in Florida vote inn the coaches poll why doesn't Randy?

The USA TODAY Board of Coaches is made up of 59 head coaches at Division I-A institutions. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2010 season: Robb Akey, Idaho; David Bailiff, Rice; Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Tim Beckman, Toledo; Todd Berry, Louisiana-Monroe; Bret Bielema, Wisconsin; Art Briles, Baylor; Dave Christensen, Wyoming; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Todd Dodge, North Texas; Sonny Dykes, Louisiana Tech; Dan Enos, Central Michigan; Steve Fairchild, Colorado State; Larry Fedora, Southern Miss; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; Al Golden, Temple; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Jim Harbaugh, Stanford; Mike Haywood, Miami (Ohio); Butch Jones, Cincinnati; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Jerry Kill, Northern Illinois; Mike Locksley, New Mexico; Mike London, Virginia; Bill Lynch, Indiana; Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State; Doug Marrone, Syracuse; Urban Meyer, Florida; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Tom O'Brien, North Carolina State; George O'Leary, Central Florida; Bo Pelini, Nebraska; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Bobby Petrino, Arkansas; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Larry Porter, Memphis; Jeff Quinn, Buffalo; Paul Rhoads, Iowa State; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Oregon State; Rich Rodriguez, Michigan; Nick Saban, Alabama; Steve Sarkisian, Washington; Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic; Mike Sherman, Texas A Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Mike Stoops, Arizona; Charlie Strong, Louisville; Kevin Sumlin, Houston; Bob Toledo, Tulane; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Paul Wulff, Washington State; Ron Zook, Illinois.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I still don't know how UNC won 4 in a row missing 8 of the best players on their team.


We keep our nose clean and hit the books we never face that stuff.

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 03:34 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>


Solar, UNC's OC is a better playcaller than Whipple. He uses tactics to keep the defense off-balance and uses the run to set up the pass. That's why Yates was playing so well. That's why he started so well against Us.

Butch'd DC is also very good, along with Butch's experience.

If we had UNC's OC we'd be rolling over everyone.

Funny how I used to worry about Whipple leaving. Now I don't give a rat's azz what he does, as long as he runs the ball and uses play-action AND PERMANENTLY DELETES THAT G*Y-AZZ EMPTY BACKFIELD, QB UNDER CENTER PLAY.

Dumbest play I've ever heard of, esp. for a college offense.

solarcane

if Whipple would run a few more times from the shotgun, and add a two RB set with James/Miller and Berry, we'll be ready for anyone.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | October 24, 2010 at 05:03 PM

Thats the spirit,
where you been Captain?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

He apparently has entered the witness protection program? He is not nor has he ever been banned from Canespace. His opinion was always valued even if he earned the name "Captain Optimist" at the risk of being wrong on a consistent basis.

Posted by: SOUP | October 24, 2010 at 04:22 PM

>>>>>>>>>>


Hahaha, nice.....

321canes

Posted by: macjones | October 24, 2010 at 05:01 PM
IDK??? Even though i still thinks hes a good coach and he coaches his players up but I still thinks he is up there with..... Urban, Les, Dabo and them boys...SCUMBAGS

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Thats the spirit,
where you been Captain?

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 05:12 PM

>>>>>>>>>


Busy and after FSU I knew the meltdown would be INSANE. So I took a little break from the blobosphere.

I watched Duke and saw Whipple start dyking around with all these idiotic formations and horrible play-sequencing and knew he's an amateur D-II signal caller.

Something had to give. Seems it was Shannon saying RUN THE DAMN BALL AND USE PLAYACTION.

I was also happy to see Rolle and Winston had a little talk with the team. I think that, along with Shannon letting down his natural barriers to self-expression, were the keys, to this win and the rest of his career to be honest.

321canes

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | October 24, 2010 at 05:03 PM
I like the way you think!

321canes

Posted by: solarcane | October 24, 2010 at 05:09 PM
Great post! You got me thinking now, gotta discuss this with some folks to see whats up with that?

usagainsttheworld

what are the benefits of using typepad?

Sebastian

Saints were waxed by the Browns but Jimmy Graham had some action come his way

4 catches 38 yards

Sebastian

Ed Reed in his return to the Ravens gets 2 INTs and forces a fumble

So much for being rusty

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canes couldn't help that John Blake and his "gang green" team did what they did in order to earn their suspensions or dismissals

F'em

At least the Canes won by a respectable margin, b/c if they didn't, imagine the outcry of barely beating a team that had those players missing

- UNC should've beaten LSU if not for dropped passes at the end, when they had a couple of chances from inside the LSU 6 yard line

- UNC couldn't stop the Bumblebees running, giving up 372 yards rushing

- UNC then rolled off 4 straight wins against Rutgers, East Carolina, Clemson & Virginia


Canes beat the team that was presented in front of them. The UNC DBs showed me something in their interviews when they accepted no excuses for what happened, saying that they'd been playing without those players for a while now

Canes could've put up another TD at the end if they wanted, ran the score up to 40 pts, but they didn't


Posted by: Six | October 24, 2010 at 04:37 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yep. Funny how we didn't hear how hobbled UNC was before the game. Now that's all we here. lol

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, I also watched a lot of football. Oregon, Stanford and the '99 Rams. Whipple's an open book to me now and not a good one.

BahamaCane

I just looked at VT schedule. Boise St and NC State are the only real competition they played so far all year. The rest of their wins are against FAMU-like teams.

When they played NC State, Wilson torched their secondary, but they couldnt stop VT RB and Taylor from running all over them.

I am going to call it right now, VT next two opponents are GT and @ UNC. they will loose before they play Miami.

VT = Overrated

mi@mic@ne

The problem for Whipple is..we got so many weapons its hard to please everyone... a very good problem by the way... i still would like to see us spread them out an run out of the one back.. it would add another dimension to our disguise if we were successful. Plus it would give them a reason to get beat deep thinking they got to come up and play run.

We did a good job running with the unbalanced line. But the big difference was we had a legit tight end they had to keep and eye on. And the boys adjusted to the ball and caught the damn thing.
How do you keep everyone happy with the studs we have at every position on the perimeter? This has got to be a nightmare for d coordinators. Whip should mix it up...

BahamaCane

Does Norv Turner make it to the end of the season as SD coach?

Hurri'

In Roethlisberger's first SuperBowl, his knee was down before he got in the endzone.....

In his second, Holmes' second toe never touched down in the endzone.....

In a regular season game two years ago, Holmes caught a pass in the waining minutes of a contest with Baltimore. His lower body got into the endzone, but he never got the ball across the plane.......

They must forever be know as the Sh!tsburg Stealers.

BahamaCane

Yep. Funny how we didn't hear how hobbled UNC was before the game. Now that's all we here. lol

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | October 24, 2010 at 05:32 PM
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it is ironic isnt it?

usagainsttheworld&theofficials

typepad?

mi@mic@ne

If we can get them to double Cleveland ...it will be jh in the huddle telling the receivers...raise your hand if you want to score on this play. hehe

Sebastian

McDimwit could very well be another that gets fired

Most likely he would make it until the end of the season though

WindyCane1

Beating UNC was a small step forward for the program after 3 straight losses to Butch. In spite of what Dan Morgan says, this defense is loaded with NFL prospects and the offense has not yet started to gel. When that happens, look out for these Canes to make some noise.

Canes can run the table but it won't be easy. These Canes are not consistent enough for anyone to guarantee a win against any of their remaining opponents but they should be favored in all of their remaining games.

They are more talented than UVA and MD but anything can happen when they are not prepared.

Then, they go to Atlanta and we know what happened to the Canes the last time they visited Atlanta - over 400 yrds rushing, worse than what the Seminoles did to the Canes this year. Focus and consistency will be the key because double digit wins and a BCS bowl are still very possible.

canesteeler

Anothere great football weekend for me with my canes and steelers getting victories. i am off to Big Easy on Thursday to see my steelers take on the Saints Sunday night!

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