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3G Cane

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2002nemo

Damn!

3G Cane

Man I hope Ray Ray lives up to all this preseason hype. He's getting a whole lotta love based on what he could/should be. IMO he hasnt really shown out just yet. I want to see him really break out this season and justify the buzzzzzz.

Usagainsttheworld

Clean up from curaçao.

Six

OGV - first, might want to buy your Cornhusker fan some heavy duty knee pads b/c this is the 100th+ time he's been on my jock, he should just buy a time share down there

Second, Bossman Shannon really did show out that he was head coaching material .. didn't he .. yep, he sure did. Can't wait to see how many colleges come knocking down his door to offer him a head coaching gig.

It's funny that I guess all those 1st Round players and others that were drafted that I mentioned, really were developed under his watch as DCoordinator for the Canes ... but when he was Head Coach of the Canes and had the ability to recruit who he wanted, bring them in and develop them as he did with all those great players while he was DCoordinator - what, it's not his fault, it's strictly the players fault .. the ones that he basically signed off on to give scholarships to and bring to Miami. None of that was his fault at all, as well as being one of the most undisciplined teams in terms of stupid penalties either. The kids might be at fault, sure .. but who's the one that brought them to Miami in the first place and where was the development of them?

Odd how Bossman Shannon won the Broyles Award in 2001 (his first year as a DC) .. the same team that is pegged as the greatest college football team in history .. that same team that had some pretty OK players already on defense ... b/c I dunno how much development he could've done with the Canes players while he was an assistant with the Dolphins in the 3 years prior to 2001

I didn't realize as well that Bossman Shannon is the one that developed Leonard Hankerson - was that Bossman Shannon that was working with Hankie in all those YouTube videos in the off-season before his Senior Year when he looked like a completely different WR? B/c man, Hankie was all-world before his Senior Year, getting lots of balls thrown at him for TDs and him not dropping them or not being injured ...

I mean, check it:

Frosh - 6 Rec 1 TD
Soph - 11 Rec 2 TD
Junior - 45 Rec 6 TD
Senior - 72 Rec 13 TD

Or wait, maybe some guy that was the OC in Hankie's Jr. and Sr. year, who was blasted for throwing the ball too much, might have helped Hankie get all those balls thrown at him to help him break The Playmaker's record ... b/c that OC didn't run the ball enough ... even though running the ball more is what Bossman Shannon was talking about they should do, for a long time

Sooo, which is it? B/c here's a head scratcher as well .. wasn't there something floating around about how Bossman Shannon had no say in the hire of the OC in his final two years? And isn't there something floating around that that OC basically did what he wanted, basically ignoring Bossman Shannon? So if that's the case, then it really wasn't Bossman Shannon that should get credit for Hankie's production improvement and development from his Jr. to Sr. year ... right? Or no?

And hey, my personal athletic cup with 2 legs that is a gibberish speaking Cornhusker lover - before you start talking about Whipple disciples, AGAIN, FOR THE UMP-TEENTH TIME - no one on here wanted Whipple back as the OC, so save your typing about it


Also, yep, I should just be absolutely blasted for saying that the UiF baseball team was going to win the National Championship before the season started this year and also before the start of the CWS. They only made it to the title game and lost to a gritty team of destiny that all had 4 leaf clovers in their back pockets and had a farrier fit them for lucky ass horseshoes to be put on the bottom of their cleats

Not to mention, they made it to the title game in only year 4 for the head coach of that program - O'Sullivan's first head coaching gig anywhere (who has also owned the Canes since he got to UiF in 2008) ...... and wait, didn't they win the SEC Conference this year?

It wasn't crazy at all how South Carolina won in the CWS against UVA or against UiF in Game 1 either. An errant pick off throw that scored the winning run. Bases loaded with 0 outs and getting out of it with the game on the line, with their infield playing in .. a big league assist from left field to throw out the winning run at home. I'm sure everyone outside of their own clubhouse predicted them to win back-to-back National Championships after losing the caliber of players they did from the year before and them having to insert the youth they did. Man, I'm such an idiot for saying that the Crocs were going to win it all ...... I forgot, which team did you say at the beginning of the season was going to win the CWS again?


At least Morris got smart and brought Gino back .. that's still only 1/3rd of the staff that helped him win 2 titles, but it's a start

Six

Oh ... and SIXTH

mike james for heisman

what is "Uif"?

orange 'n green in the vein

Six, it's late, I'm scanning the site in between Final Cut outputs so I have to cop to just kind of scanning that last TL post in the issue of full disclosure, but LMFAO! Team of destiny? Back to back champs is more like it! I guess it's easier to win two titles in a row in baseball unlike every other sport on the planet because the natural human reaction of relaxing off the gas pedal after the first one doesn't happen there and nobody is gunning for the defending champs on the diamond like they do in every other sport, right? Gator baseball = long and illustrious history of choke jobs, I've seen it with my own eyes for the better part of two decades personally so I speak from first hand experience. They've got one last hurdle to climb or else they'll be going backwards now, think they'll actually do it? The percentages (it is a percentage game still isn't it?) say not likely.

Also, he hates the new Big 10 + 1 + 1 = 10 member from what I read of his posts. Nice little turn of that particular personal thumbscrew though there Six. I C wut U did there!!!11one!!1

TonyCane asked what would have happened if Al Golden had been hired with a 1-11 career record back in '07 a few blogs ago? He would have been fired in four years or less is the correct answer if his results matched his Temple career arc starting off. I know strictly business wise the media and some boosters who love to be glad handed are falling all over themselves in infatuation right now thanks to the change of the guy in the big chair but unless Golden has finally turned the corner from consistently getting out-coached by decent teams that have relatively commensurate talent on the opposing sideline to match his, it's going to get real personal real fast for him sooner rather than later. He's lucky he's got an experienced QB who's seen just about it all to date and those ACC roots of his to draw on to get him off on the right foot on my scorecard here at home.

MJ4Heiman, University in Florida. UM is the University Of the Sunshine State in Six's opinion.

Q

damn...damn..damn! lol. ohhh well. ill get first one of thehse times...

I am thinking..why is the guy over at Tomahawk nation always talking about Miami?

I forgot about Michael Williams-CB is a senior and providing leadership and exp to these younger players.

any news from 7 on 7's?

Old Skool

Sun-Sentinel reporting the NCAA is still investigating Cam Newton and Auburn.

Assuming there's fire with the smoke, the association will eventually lower the boom. At which point, the faithful like Ricardo Louis will be looking for a place to transfer to.

SOUP

OGV says: "Unless Golden has finally turned the corner from consistently getting out-coached by decent teams that have relatively commensurate talent on the opposing sideline to match his, it's going to get real personal real fast for him sooner rather than later."

There U go again! Just going to add that to your other VAULTED comments for later review.

SinisterCane

Ohio Cane
By bad PS3 ID is Sinistercane1

SinisterCane

Ncaa 12

The recruiting suck major A$$, year 1 Bama, Ohio st, and USC constantly in top 5 for the state of Florida

canechic

Nice pic SOUP ;)

OGV people are just easy! They want a hero so bad that they will jump on anything that even seems half good! Gang up on the old guy and jump on the new guy because he is fresh and new. Human nature!

I am not sold until I see results....I have been burned way too many times by engaging in the above behavior! This lady is getting much wiser with age!

Ohio_Cane

Ohio Cane
By bad PS3 ID is Sinistercane1

Posted by: SinisterCane | July 14, 2011 at 08:08 AM
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LOL! Send me a friend request when U get a chance. "OhioCANE"

SOUP

Nice pic SOUP ;)

Posted by: canechic | July 14, 2011 at 09:17 AM

Roger that!

Ohio_Cane

CollegeFootballTalk - Georgia Tech expected to receive news from NCAA into alleged violations by football program http://bit.ly/rh0raS

canechic

I think they should start listings the schools NOT being investigated!

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - It Was Nice Knowing You UNC - Marvin Austin Goes Off: http://ow.ly/5EtRT

Old Skool

Rather than vacate past wins (really, who cares), determine the length of the punishment and have the school produce a video to run during all its broadcast games that details what they did wrong.

Use that to replace the self-serving crap about the glories and academics of the school that runs before half-time. The video should continuing running for as long as their punishment lasts.

Of course, this is not to replace scholarship reductions and the like, it's just become another weapon the NCAA's arsenal. And could be a very effective one.

Ungar

Ncaa 12

The recruiting suck major A$$, year 1 Bama, Ohio st, and USC constantly in top 5 for the state of Florida

Posted by: SinisterCane | July 14, 2011 at 09:10 AM

USC is not on probation? Not very realistic!

Ungar

(everybody sing) "It's beginning to feel alot like football!"

Manny and Steve with football articles, (Two out of three aint bad) SOUP hitting multiples per day as well, and my kids are moving from playing baseball on the Wii to NCAA football 2k11 (yeah, we buy them used, the kids don't mind).

I am starting to get that crazed desire to see a replay of a Ray Ray hit, a Miller run, or even a Jacory incompletion. ("He got lucky that one wasn't picked, Bob!")

Yay, Football!

dj moonbat

Rather than vacate past wins (really, who cares), determine the length of the punishment and have the school produce a video to run during all its broadcast games that details what they did wrong.

Use that to replace the self-serving crap about the glories and academics of the school that runs before half-time. The video should continuing running for as long as their punishment lasts.

Of course, this is not to replace scholarship reductions and the like, it's just become another weapon the NCAA's arsenal. And could be a very effective one.

Posted by: Old Skool | July 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM


That would be awesome.

I have to say one thing, though: I was just thinking about what some of these schools are being nailed for these days, and NONE of them are as bad as UM's Pell Grant scandal, IMO. That was some seriously ****ed up stuff -- basically helping players steal government-subsidized scholarship money.

Probably the Gators are up to some serious shenanigans that we don't know about yet, because the whole program always seems on the brink of explosion into straight-out crime syndicate. But of the stuff we know about, I've still never heard anything as bad as "member of the athletic staff helps players steal money."

Old Skool

WASHINGTON -- The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' perjury trial declared a mistrial over evidence revealed to the jury that he believed would prejudice the jury against the former baseball star.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that prosecutors violated his orders not to reveal certain evidence to the jury. He will hear a motion on whether a new trial would be considered double jeopardy.

Pajas mentales!

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Sunday Visit By Elite OL: 4-Star OL Patrick Miller, 6'7'' and 265 lbs, will be visiting UM this weekend with his dad. ow.ly/5Ez6M

Off Topic News: Mistrial ruled in Roger Clemens case. Prosecutors screwed up

3G Cane

Assuming there's fire with the smoke, the association will eventually lower the boom. At which point, the faithful like Ricardo Louis will be looking for a place to transfer to.

Posted by: Old Skool | July 14, 2011 at 07:13 AM
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I've heard Ricardo Louis to flip rumors

Herbie Ibis

Miller, only wants to play in the S.E.C.

Scholarship reductions are the way to pop the cheaters, plain & simple, otherwise they just keep building. Losing wins, and fining them doesn't hurt half as much as taking a bunch of ships from them.

Six

OGV - na, UiF stands for when Croc fans say "if this would've happened, then the Gators would've (fill in the blank)" ... there's a lot of "if" in their statements

South Carolina was definitely a team of destiny - if you can't see that, esp. the way they won, when they won, in the CWS, then we can agree to disagree. Just in Game 1 alone of the CWS Championship, when the Crocs had bases loaded, no outs, a run ends it .. and they get a ground out/force out at home, then next they get ground out/force out at home/throw to 1st to complete the double play .... then they get a MLB throw from their LFielder and a great diving tag by their catcher to knock out the Croc potential winning runner at the plate ...... on top of that, the way they won against UVA

Come on. They're a gritty ass team that is a team of destiny as well. They didn't even win their conference, but they win it all in the end in Omaha in how many last at bats

I hate the Crocs more than anything, on the same level as Notre Dame, FSU, Oklahoma, VTech ... but I also can step back and admit that they have a better program since O'Sullivan took over than the Canes have with Morris in that time span

j.w.

Good day, canespace. 53 days until Labor Day

canechic

OGV - na, UiF stands for when Croc fans say "if this would've happened, then the Gators would've (fill in the blank)" ... there's a lot of "if" in their statements
Posted by: Six | July 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM

I think you better switch that to UIFM, cuz I hear lots of Cane fans using the word "IF" way too much.

Six

Old Skool - did you see the Gruden Camp shows with Cam Newton and T.Pryor?

I don't know if there are any other words to describe how they looked when Gruden was talking to them, but the words "major f***ing clueless" come to the front

Let's just say that I'd be willing to bet Warren Moon, Doug Williams or even Randall Cunningham aren't exactly too proud of the new batch of Pryor, Newton & even VYoung

You remember in the movie Goonies, that look that Sloth gave when he was confused ... it's amazing just how much Pryor and Newton had that exact same look when Gruden was talking to them

canechic

Six these kids are so darn cocky that they don't believe they need to study. And believe me it is just not Cam, Terrell and Vince who think like this!

UMike

canechic...I think Rivals, and Scout etc have a lot to do with that. The internet has made a lot of these kids stars before their senior year. When Rivals says there a 5-Star all the big schools come looking. They do interviews while still in high school, their picture is everywhere etc...wasn't like that 15 years ago. They get that attention and coaches promising this and that..why study...their a 5-star athlete whos coached promised him an NFL career lol

orange 'n green in the vein

Six, no defending champ gets a legitimate team of destiny label from me in any sport. Team of destiny is somebody who wasn't supposed to even be in the playoff mix or near the top of the standings who defies the odds and overcomes preseason dismissal of their title chances. Even if the real USC had replaced everybody from the bench plus the equipment staff on down heading into the year, they're defending a title they had just won, they're the default favorites until somebody knocks them off. The fact the reptiles had them on the ropes and choked it away in such fabulous flameout fashion just reinforces the fact they're losers, always have been and will be, rather than showing a defending champ is a team of destiny. Agree to disagree it is.

SOUP

The fact the reptiles had them on the ropes and choked it away in such fabulous flameout fashion just reinforces the fact they're losers, always have been and will be.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | July 14, 2011 at 02:22 PM

Preach on brother, preach on!

canechic

Umike it really saddens me that these kids think this way and sadder that their parents reinforce this notion.

solarcane

GT bites the big one

NCAA places Georgia Tech on probation

The NCAA's Committee on Infractions has placed Georgia Tech on four years' probation, vacated its 2009 ACC football championship game victory and placed limits on men's basketball scholarships after citing the school with rules violations, including failure to cooperate with its investigation.

"According to the committee, the university's failure to cooperate and meet the obligations of membership compounded the seriousness of the case by adding onto what was originally an isolated instance of impermissible benefits and preferential treatment," the NCAA said in a prepared statement.


That Stings
The NCAA Committee on Infractions has hit Georgia Tech with penalties connected to its football and men's basketball program after citing the school with failure to cooperate with its investigation and other violations. The penalties include:

• Four years' probation (July 14, 2011 through July 13, 2015).
• Reduction in official men's basketball recruiting visits for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
• $100,000 fine.
• Vacating 2009 ACC championship game victory.
• Reduction in recruiting days for 2011 summer evaluation period. *
• Public reprimand and censure.
* -- Self-imposed penalty

The probation runs from Thursday through July 13, 2015.

A source told ESPN's Joe Schad that as part of the case, the NCAA investigated the relationship between former Georgia Tech quarterback Calvin Booker, who is alleged to have worked for a sports agent, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, now of the Denver Broncos.

Georgia Tech was expected to respond to the decision at a news conference on Thursday afternoon.

The NCAA said Georgia Tech "failed to cooperate and protect the integrity of the investigation" when staff members alerted a member of the football team of the scope of his upcoming interview, despite instructions from NCAA enforcement officials not to do so.

In another case, a football player who accepted $312 worth of clothing from a sports agency employee was allowed to play in the final three games of the 2009 season, including the ACC championship game and a BCS bowl game, the NCAA said. The ACC victory gave Georgia Tech its first BCS bowl berth (the school was ordered to vacate all wins after Nov. 24, 2009, but of the three games affected, the only win was over Clemson).

Thomas was the player alleged to have accepted the clothing, a source told Schad.

"It appeared to the committee that the institution attempted to manipulate the information surrounding potential violations involving (the student-athlete) so there would be enough doubt about its validity to justify the decision not to declare him ineligible," the Committee on Infractions said, according to the NCAA.

The basketball violations involved a youth basketball tournament held on campus in 2009 and again in 2010. A graduate coaching assistant helped administer both tournaments, violating NCAA prohibitions on scouting, and in 2010 an academic adviser for the team "evaluated prospects and reported his observations" to the coaching staff.

The NCAA said the violations were considered major.

"They were not isolated because the violations occurred over two academic years and involved members of the men's basketball staff," the infractions committee report said. "They were also not inadvertent, as the institution and head men's basketball coach were aware of its staff members' involvement in the tournament, which had occurred on the campus for a period of 10 years."

The penalties include the school being limited to 10 official recruiting visits in men's basketball for 2011-12 and 2012-13, and a fine of $100,000.

The sanctions also included a previously self-imposed penalty, in which Georgia Tech cut two days from its 2011 summer recruiting calendar for men's basketball.

ESPN college football reporter Joe Schad and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

macjones de Albuquerque

Bumble Bee's indescretions be minor in bloody stark contrast to Ohio St. Eh.

Can y'all Cane rUffians imagine what degree of pUnishments the N.C.A.A. is going to lay down on the Buckeyes. oUch!

Oh. WHINE moi an ocean, Tampa/St. Pedro suburban good ol' boy!

Because HE-SHE's negative schtick towards Morris and Shannon is bloody well P-A-S-S-E.

Bon jour

SOUP

Solar...that is some HARSH punishment for what seems not such a big deal? The yellow jackets just got STUNG!

BTW...check your email about WYPT shirts.

Ohio_Cane

Posted by: solarcane | July 14, 2011 at 03:54 PM
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Saw that a few minutes ago. All I can this is... "Who's next?"

We better be on the up-and-up from Shannon's regime is all I'm saying.

Ohio_Cane

^^ All I can *think* is... "Who's next?"

Ohio_Cane

Can y'all Cane rUffians imagine what degree of pUnishments the N.C.A.A. is going to lay down on the Buckeyes. oUch!

Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | July 14, 2011 at 04:05 PM
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THIS.

SOUP

VERY INTERESTING READ...Five star recruit summary by Rivals from 2002-2010:

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1240142

solarcane

Saw that a few minutes ago. All I can this is... "Who's next?"

Its gonna be UNC
Some of the players are saying they are ready to spill the beans because the administration put everything on the players and took none of the blame.

macjones de Albuquerque

Sagacious major college football pundit PHIL STEELE toUts Beamer Ball as a national championship contender because of an extremely easy overall schedule.

Mr. Steele, also, has gone on the main line and said yoUr Hurricanes would defeat Ohio St. He still has beacoup questions surrounding one Jacory Harris.

By the way, Phil has Miami's offensive line rated as the No. 5 line in the nation. Say it ain't so.

It's up to the Fisher and both Cane QB's to lead Miami to the promised land of a B.C.S. bowl game.

Herbie Ibis

Unless you're losing some ships, the rest is nothing but a slap on the wrist. They get to keep recruiting and stock piling their team. You think the players their care if they lost some victories from a few years back or that they have to cough up a few bones. Now if they get their greedy little hands caught in the cookie jar again, then that 4 year probabtion could sink them.

Looking at a list of the top players in Fla. that are left on the board, aside from Bush & Howard, the rest of those boys don't look to promising for the "U" to get. As of right now most are Fla or FSU leans and I really haven't seen where Miami is really recruitng them to hard. The T.E. Taylor, can't even spell Miami, which we need to bring a good one in, not a project. I know it's early and things can flip flop but does anyone have any inside scoop. Bracey announces today, probably for FSU, as it seems.

Herbie Ibis

HSN reports that Xavier Grimble trying to transfer to "DA U".

Old Skool

Dam Six

I wish I had your memory. I saw Goonies once when it first came out years ago, but remembering the names of the characters and the looks they gave ... I'm drawing a blank ... probably a Cam Newton blank.

No I never saw the Gruden Camp footage, but I can imagine. Those are two guys who will rely on their sports agents to give them the secret of fire.

SOUP

GT 2012 VERBAL COMMITS:

Committed - Not Yet Signed

Dennis Andrews 3 stars ATH Tallahassee, FL
Godby 6'0" 183 4.5 3 stars 5.6 6/18/11 1 video 53

Pat Gamble 3 stars DT Carrollton, GA
Central 6'5" 275 3 stars 5.7 6/7/11 2 videos 32 32

Junior Gnonkonde 3 stars DE Lakeland, GA
Lanier County 6'5" 225 3 stars 5.5 2/18/11 73

Francis Kallon 3 stars DE Lawrenceville, GA
Central Gwinnett 6'5" 245 3 stars 5.5 6/6/11 1 video

Chase Roberts 3 stars OL Norcross, GA
Greater Atlanta Christian 6'3" 285 3 stars 5.5 3/30/11 2 videos 69

Tyler Stargel 3 stars LB Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf Shores 6'3" 250 3 stars 5.5 6/4/11 1 video

Micheal Summers 3 stars ATH Statesboro, GA
Statesboro 6'1" 190 4.5 3 stars 5.5 6/23/11

Ohio_Cane

HSN reports that Xavier Grimble trying to transfer to "DA U".

Posted by: Herbie Ibis | July 14, 2011 at 04:28 PM
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Are we mad at USC's TE coach or something? LOL

solarcane

Soup saw the art work rendering and replied
awesome!

I'm rounding up the third kayak for the Saturday fishing trip
you and Skool can use both of mine and my friend Jason will lend me one of his I'm sure, or we will just go by his house and take it.

I'll call you and Skool Saturday night and see what time you guys will get in Thursday nite.

canechic

HSN reports that Xavier Grimble trying to transfer to "DA U".

Posted by: Herbie Ibis | July 14, 2011 at 04:28 PM

The Home Shopping Network is now in the recruiting business???

SOUP

Ohio State 2012 verbal commits, several 4 star guys but ALL from Ohio so not likely poaching targets for Miami:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/georgiatech/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/ohiostate-33

SOUP

UNC 2012 verbal commits, includes two BIG TE's one 4* and one 3* and two players from Jax:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/georgiatech/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/northcarolina-6

Ohio_Cane

Ohio State 2012 verbal commits, several 4 star guys but ALL from Ohio so not likely poaching targets for Miami:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/georgiatech/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/ohiostate-33

Posted by: SOUP | July 14, 2011 at 04:34 PM
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They already lost 1 to Michigan. More to come, IMO.

Ohio_Cane

No surprise: Marvin Bracy picks FSWho

solarcane

UNC worst nightmare

a few minutes ago

@CBSSportsNCAAF: DT Marvin Austin: "Justice will prevail, even if I have to spill the beans"

solarcane

another slightly used trophy

ACC's John Swofford: Ga Tech will return ACC trophy & official conference records for 2009 will not designate a champion

SOUP

Trivia question for a Canespace T-shirt:

How many NFL first round draft picks did UM have in the drafts from 2001 to 2004?

solarcane
Ohio_Cane

SOUP - 19.

Give my 'Space t-shirt to someone else. ;-)

SOUP

Ohio...I'll give it to Old Skool when I see him at Solar's house next week for the WYPT 2012.

Next time just let someone else answer, would U! LOL

SOUP

UM had 19 first round picks in 4 years between 2001 and 2004. That's almost a full starting NFL team!

solarcane

Get used to it Ohio
take a walk in my shoes

Think about 150 first posts or so that no one has ever seen

VA  Cane

Nice job Ohio!! VA ACNE!!!!!! Caught that one, thats funny!!!

solarcane

Nice web cam shots of coach Schnell's new FAU stadium being built.

http://www.fau.edu/stadium/earthcam.html

macjones de Albuquerque

Papa Cane - It Was Nice Knowing You UNC - Marvin Austin Goes Off: http://ow.ly/5EtRT

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

SoUnds like the " corrUpted " powers that be oUt in Chapel Hill are railroading McAdoo.

Shame, shame on those ?? edUcated ?? country clUb Upper middle-class rednecks.

In other words, these upper-echelon Carolina characters be cUt from the same bloody cloth as that McConnell from Kentucky! If U's know what I mean. Eh.

solarcane

Solar Zone Hit of The Week
Mike Wilson super air from a 99 FOOT ROPE SWING!
http://solarcane.net/

canechic

Solar did you get rid of your facebook page?

JameriCANE

COTDAMN, I can't wait for the season to start! This time of year sucks.

solarcane

Larry Coker bringing football to San Antonio

Chris Perkins is a Miami-based freelance writer who covers all sports in the South Florida area. He has worked for the Palm Beach Post, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and San Antonio Light.

SAN ANTONIO -- You’d never find Larry Coker’s office walking around the University of Texas-San Antonio campus. It’s a small, square portable trailer.

“I call it a modular building,” Coker said.

Recently, the school set traps near the modular building to catch a pesky critter roaming nearby. They caught a couple of raccoons. That surprised everyone. They were trying to catch a skunk.

Such is life nowadays for Coker, the 63-year-old former University of Miami coach who won a national title with the Hurricanes in 2001. He’s starting a football program at UTSA, a largely commuter school with roughly 30,000 students.

Don’t get it twisted. Despite the raccoon/skunk story, UTSA isn’t some far-flung outpost. It’s in San Antonio — America’s ninth-largest city with a population of more than 1.1 million people. And it’s a football-crazed area, even for Texas.

A regular season, big-school (Class 5A) high school football game in San Antonio will fetch between 8,000 and 10,000 fans. In Dallas and Houston, where there are more distractions, Class 5A regular season games get crowds of maybe 5,000.

Yes, San Antonians love football. You’ll recall their city housed the New Orleans Saints after they were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Saints were such a big hit, and there were rumors the team might even relocate to San Antonio. This season, UTSA officials figured they’d sell six or eight suites in the 65,000-seat Alamodome. They’ve sold 32.

“The excitement for football is here,” Coker said.

The Roadrunners, members of the Southland Conference, will play football as an independent this season in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly Division I-AA).

In 2012, UTSA steps up to the Western Athletic Conference, a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly Division I-A) conference.

Coker, former assistant coach at Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma State, is up for the long-term challenge.

“This is not a quick fix for me,” Coker said. “I’m not looking to win a few games and go to SMU or Florida or where ever. I really want to do it the right way.”

Coker was fired at UM in 2006 after going 6-6. The silver lining of that distasteful experience was getting a sympathetic telephone call from former Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal.

Coker was 60-15 in six seasons at UM and won three Big East titles. He served as a college football analyst for ESPN the last couple of years. Before signing a seven-year contract to become UTSA’s first football coach in March 2009, Coker consulted a couple of contemporaries for advice on how to start a program – Florida Atlantic University coach Howard Schnellenberger and former South Florida coach Jim Leavitt, who started the USF program in 1995 and led the Bulls, who are located in Tampa, to a No. 2 national ranking in 2007.

“If I could say there someone I’d want to be like,” Coker said, “it’d be South Florida.”

Still, UTSA’s “modular building” serves as a metaphor for how far the school has to go. You can tour the entire facility, including the assistant coaches’ offices, in about six minutes.

When you walk in and look to your left you see one of those electronic “Countdown to Kickoff” clocks on the wall. On this day there were just 52 days remaining until the Sept. 3 opener against Northeastern (Okla.) State University, Coker’s alma mater.

UTSA doesn’t have an on-campus stadium. They’ll play at the cavernous AlamoDome located downtown, about a 20-minute drive away. UTSA doesn’t have an on-campus practice facility. They use a high school stadium about a mile away.

And to think, Coker figured recruiting would be the hardest part of the job.

“The hardest part has been the facilities because they’ve never had it here before so it’s not like, ‘Well, we’ve got an older dressing room we can fix this up, fix that up,’ ” Coker said. “We’ve got to get some big money.”

It’s on the way. UTSA has no plans to build an on-campus stadium yet, but it owns 125 acres of land near campus and it’s constructing an athletic village that will house football practice fields and services, and a track and field facility capable of hosting the Pan Am Games. That should be completed in two years.

In the meantime, it’s up to Coker to win. Not only games, but win fans and respect. San Antonio is there for the taking. It has the Spurs, but they just suffered a first-round knockout to Memphis in the playoffs. Besides, the NBA just began what could become a lengthy lockout.

“It’s kind of the only show in town right now,” Coker said of his upstart program.

There’s still lots of work to be done before UTSA starts winning consistently -- ask SMU, which has been floundering since its program was reinstated in 1989 -- but Coker appears to be happy in his modular building and his new hometown.

“I’m from Oklahoma,” he said. “I am close to home, kinda back to my old territory. I tell everybody I’m from Oklahoma but I finally got it right, I got to Texas.”

solarcane

You can adopt a real wild Mustang for $25.00 this week in Gainesville Ga. if you meet the requirements

http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html

solarcane


Miami’s offense ranked among the top 10 in school history in eight of DiMare's nine seasons as the club's hitting instructor

Manny

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/07/gino-dimare-said-hes-returning-to-um-for-one-thing-getting-the-canes-back-to-omaha.html

SOUP

COTDAMN, I can't wait for the season to start! This time of year sucks.

Posted by: JameriCANE | July 14, 2011 at 06:03 PM

Don't look now but...They're BACK!

Football must be right around da corner?

dj moonbat

Football must be right around da corner?

Posted by: SOUP | July 14, 2011 at 07:30 PM


And right up da skreet.

Felipe.

Nice heads up solarcone. I'm near Mequon, WI, so I'm tossing that mustang adoption link around as much as possible.

Felipe.

Also, solarcone? I know I typed solarcane. Sorry.

Not as funny however as sinisteracne. Had my girlfriend rolling, well played sinistercane. :)

SOUP

Not as funny however as sinisteracne. Had my girlfriend rolling, well played sinistercane. :)

Posted by: Felipe. | July 14, 2011 at 08:28 PM

Felipe...meant to mention that I really enjoy having you here on the Canespace blog. Nice addition, good comments.

Blog on!

4-Real

By USC vacating wins from 2004-2006 doesn't that mean the U holds the longest modern day win streak @ 34 straight?

Felipe.

Pleasure's mine SOUP! Best Canes blog on the net.

Ohio_Cane

SOUP - Sorry, I wanted to win!! Lol

SOUP

Sorry, I wanted to win!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 14, 2011 at 09:38 PM

U must bleed orange and green?

orange 'n green in the vein

"By USC vacating wins from 2004-2006 doesn't that mean the U holds the longest modern day win streak @ 34 straight?

Posted by: 4-Real | July 14, 2011 at 09:01 PM"

Yes. And with the stank coming off the corpse of the Tressel years combined with the stank coming off the corpse of Porter's officiating career, you can probably tack on an extra win for 35. Now, about getting Coker's hands on that crystal football in question . . .

Ohio_Cane

U know what? Until I played NCAA 12, I didn't realize our Canes play against Bryce and aurthur brown this yr. Lol

Ohio_Cane

U must bleed orange and green?

Posted by: SOUP | July 14, 2011 at 09:40 PM
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Always have, always will!

Six

canechic - if you want to talk about the poster boys for the term "mouth breather", it was Pryor and Cam during their interaction with Gruden on that show


Old Skool - I've seen Goonies just a few times (probably around 25) ... nothing beats the "truffle shuffle" by Chunk that Corey Feldman makes him do before he's let in the gate to get to the house by none other than Sean "Rudy" Astin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5whaRkuipU

Six

Anyone else watch this series on Discovery Channel?

I bought the DVD from Target today .. good stuff

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/surviving-the-cut/


3G Cane


Hmmmmm!

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-marvin-bracy-once-liked-miami-071411,0,2464061.story

Posted by: canechic | July 14, 2011 at 07:50 PM
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He chose....... poorly..

3G Cane


Damn!

Posted by: 2002nemo | July 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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Give my shirt to him/her

Texascane

ESPN seems to be wanting to prove Leach's point about them slandering him in order to prop up Craig James...

http://sportsbybrooks.com/bruce-feldman-suspended-indefinitely-by-espn-29786

elliott

By bad PS3 ID is Sinistercane1

Hey Ohiocane I am going to send you a friend request and if you want we could get a game later. Let me know I would like to play a game online. I downloaded your roster set earlier and I was wondering if you are going to be downloading the edits in a couple of days. My ID is PrinceofNC

Felipe.

Wow they suspended Mr. Insider College football Bruce Feldman eh? I'm really really disappointed by that, personally. KC Joyner is awful, & Feldman was my go to voice of reason for non-Canes related football updates.

mike james for heisman

Anyone remember Elkino Watson from Booker T? How is he not a Cane? Where did he end up?

Felipe.

James for Heisman: Committed to USF, like a few other 'why did they not end up Canes' cases the last 2 years.

mike james for heisman

gotta get this guy

tight end of the future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t176SQWLoLE

mike james for heisman

the best linebacker in Florida last year:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37YKUf00xk

how did we not land him?

mike james for heisman

and we didn't get Dominique Rhymes, the receiver from Northwestern???????????????

just doesn't make sense

mike james for heisman

what if we had these guys, all seniors last year in sofla:

Nick O'Leary TE FSU
Marcus Roberson DB UiF
Kelvin Benjamin WR FSU
Bobby Hart OL FSU
Jacoby Brissett QB UiF
Gerod Holliman DB Luisville
Wayne Lyons DB Stanford
Devonta Freeman RB FSU
Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
Jabari Gorman DB UiF
Robenson Therezie DB Auburn
Rashad Greene WR FSU
Elkino Watson DT ???
Andrew Johnson DB Louisville
Eli Rogers WR Louisville

I MEAN WTF?????!!!!!!!

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