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August 27, 2012

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orange 'n green in the vein

First, the brow is bipolar.

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GO CANES!

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Jack

4th yo!!

86Cane

Picked by media to finish fifth in the six-team Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division, Miami enters Saturday's opener at Boston College with some of the lowest expectations in years. But here's a story line that should keep you engaged: following a freshman class that Miami hopes will be the nucleus of a big-time winner eventually.

"This class has got to be the one to lead us back," five-star cornerback Tracy Howard said this summer. "Me, Malcolm Lewis, Deon Bush, Duke Johnson, we're coming in with passion and hunger to turn things around. No disrespect to the upper classmen, but we've got to make things happen ourselves."

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch admits: "I didn't realize how good our young guys were" before August.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/25/3779646/freshman-class-should-give-fans.html#storylink=cpy

86Cane

“For us to get back to where we want to be in the college football world, we can talk about everything and what the expectations are and anything on the outside,” Golden said. “But the reality of it is, for us at the University of Miami, right here, right now, there’s only one way out, and that’s the [ACC’s] Coastal Division.”

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/college/2012-08-24/story/miami-hurricanes-its-here-and-now#ixzz24mR4uioY

THE MAN

I wish players would stop talking and just play! If they produce on the field they won't need to talk, people will be talking about them...

Hassan


Next year UTough will start Chi training. We can do amazing things with Chi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZM3t9JpGjw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Our tackling is about to become ELECTRIC!!!

solarcane

"This class has got to be the one to lead us back,"

gee We never heard that before

The Dude

Hassan,

2003 Defense is my favorite ever. All that talent should have won a National Championship.

86Cane

Solar...at the UNC game you will hear this:

"This is the tailgate that has to be the one to lead us back!"

Hassan

Hassan,

2003 Defense is my favorite ever. All that talent should have won a National Championship.

Posted by: The Dude | August 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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i loved them too but we never had a leader quite like Jerome Brown, that dude was special. How do you recruit a Jerome Brown? I think u just get lucky.

WWIM

does anybody have an updated ncaa13 roster that i can download??

Posted by: swamper | August 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I do for PS3

solarcane

The Cane fan atmosphere right now feels just like it did when Kelly was a redshirt freshman and Schnel had just arrived.

We had sat through so many crappy years in a row it was hard for us to grasp how good we were going to get so quickly.

I think a majority of the fans here are in the age bracket that became fans during the dominant years, so seeing a real shiddy Canes team for 6 straight years was even harder to take for them than it was for us old farts that sat through the pre 1981 seasons oblivious to what the hell swagger was all about.

UMike

OK..so who all will be tailgating a the Miami-GT game? Cause Im broke like a joke and will be looking for food haha

solarcane

hassan,
you been killing it with good links thanks

solarcane


Posted by: 86Cane | August 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM


lol I'm all in!!

solarcane

soup,
moments I wish you were standig next me:

I'm at the equipment rental place looking at fork lifts to pick a trailer up and move it 25 yrds

me:
"I have a small mobile home I need to move off a foundation, I think your fork lift is just a little too lightweight to handle it."

Salesman:

"well, we have some cranes over here"

me:
"whoosh whoosh"

Salesman:

"wtf?"

usagainsttheworld

Next year UTough will start Chi training. We can do amazing things with Chi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZM3t9JpGjw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Our tackling is about to become ELECTRIC!!!

Posted by: Hassan | August 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM

hilarious! can you imagine?

BigWIndyCane-Forecast1

Canes seem to be a slight favorite to win their first game, but the pundits are giving the Canes little chance of winning many ACC games this year.

The pundits are about to be surprised by Al Golden's Canes. Al Golden has recruited some good players, and he has done a good job developing every player on his roster. I think the players and coaches are better than last year's Canes at most positions having another year under Golden's system. More importantly, the QB play will improve by leaps and bounds with Morris and Fisch, and they have the potential to score a lot of points if the offense stays healthy this year.

Even though the Canes are very young, I would be surprised if they did not play very well every single game. With Al Golden's leadership and the talent the Canes have on the field, the Canes will surprise some people.

86Cane

"whoosh whoosh"

Salesman:

"wtf?"

Posted by: solarcane | August 27, 2012 at 07:59 PM

Two most common things heard when hanging around SolarCane?

Whoosh, whoosh! and WTF?

Tsully76

I feel that our Hurricanes will be better than the experts think because I think our overall team is better. If we get Stephen Morris to give us what J12 gave us last year we will win 8 or 9 games because I feel we have fewer busts ala Marcus Fortsons of the world.

Tsully76

Laron Byrds, Ray Armstrongs, etc that didn't put in the effort to be as productive as they could have been and neutralized the efforts of Spence, J12, Miller, Streeter, etc. Its up to the total team to make that seal block to free the running back up to get those few yards to extend drives, to make the stops on 3rd downs when we on defense to give our offense the ball back. Our Canes need to create turnovers again because that ballhawking has been missing for at least 7 years. Go Canes

Ohio_Cane

High praise from former UM king:

Schnellenberger: "That's the best-looking squad I've ever seen in my life physically...expect them to be damn good". http://t.co/1usawEQE

86Cane

A BIG shout out to UM's Chris Yandle for taking the time to come on Canespace and answer our FIVE questions. We look forward to working with you over the coming years!

GO CANES!!!

CoCane

^^^ I hope Schnelly ain't senial. That's a lot of props...

roachcane77

Solar, as one who HAS been here to see the Canes through MANY lean years. (The U Class of '77 after all.) Not to mention the years I followed them before that while in high school at Miami Norland... I gotta say, I agree...

There's something "special" about this class. I got my hopes WAY too high with the NW group a few years ago, but with that last Schnellenberger quote from Ohio_Cane... Dude... that's awesome!

I'M ALL IN! I'm drinking a gallon of the Cane Kool Aid, and then some!

SATURDAY BABY! Let's Go Canes! RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

roachcane77

Schnelly:

"That's the best-looking squad I've ever seen in my life physically including the Miami Dolphins, the University of Alabama, anybody. In 56 years of coaching, they looked better physically than anyone I've ever seen."

HOLY SH!!TE!!!!

86Cane

Tomorrow night we have Chris Freet UM AD for Communications and Marketing whose FIVE questions article will run at 8 PM.

Wednesday night: Miami Hurricane newspaper sports editor or PapaCane from Twitter will answer FIVE questions with Canespace.

Thursday night: OGVs Countdown to South Beach weekly series begins with the chase for the National Championship.

Saturday morining: Game Day Blog!

86Cane

I'M ALL IN! I'm drinking a gallon of the Cane Kool Aid, and then some!

SATURDAY BABY! Let's Go Canes! RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning. It smells like....Victory!

j.w.

Thanks, Chris! Great blog as always, CEO

SJMPARMAN

That Schnellenberger quote is amazing. It is hard for me to folow things from afar, but this team looks in better shape. There was a nice article in the Herald today by Manny on Ereck Flowers. That kid has worked his butt off since coming to the team. His Dad is a powerful mentor for him after he lost his mom to cancer. Great story. He is definitely in shape. Even though Seantrell hasn't practiced he does look more fit than he has at any time since he arrived at UM. For the past few years our O line were these huge guys who were slow on their feet. I think those days are gone now.

I am cautiously optimistic about this team. I think this team has three dynamic running backs. It has a strong armed quarterback who will improve after watching Jacory last year. The biggest question marks are the recievers and the tight ends.

The defense will be okay. As long as Perryman roams the middle, and Buchannon stays healthy, they will be okay. Spence was a great player, and his speed will be missed. But I think they will find a third linebacker who will be okay. Gaines played alot of snaps last year but he did look lost out there at times. But he has the physical skills to develop into a good linebacker. I also think the safety play will improve. I think the youth in the secondary will be a good thing. It will be interesting to watch anyway.

5 days to game day. BC at BC has never been an easy trip for even the great Canes teams, nevertheless a team this young. But I really believe that the process matters, that these players believe in it, and that they will beat BC up there.

solarcane

Say aren't those 2012 CANESPACE decals?

And yes you too can have one to slather across your car's rear window,laptop, forehead or anything else to show you support CANESPACE


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/12stickers-1.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/12stickers2.jpg

I'll be shipping these and a bunch of other stuff down to soup to give away here for trivia answers, or meet him or me at a game and score one.

or just email me if you live outside South Florida and you would enjoy the prestige that comes with cruisin around with Canespace on your ride.

gonz1320@yahoo.com

Tsully76

Great stuff Solar and 86 keep doing your thing man these 5 questions segments are priceless and getting all us Canespacers pumped for the season. Go Canes.

solarcane

thanks tsully,
I'll see to it one comes your way just email me an address

aight im down

Pre83

Schnelly:

"That's the best-looking squad I've ever seen in my life physically including the Miami Dolphins, the University of Alabama, anybody. In 56 years of coaching, they looked better physically than anyone I've ever seen."

HOLY SH!!TE!!!!

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Like Coke said, those are some HUGE props. I have the utmost respect for Schnelly's opinion on CFB matters. I hope his eyes and mind are as sharp as they once were!

SOLAR - Speaking of Schnelly, yes, I was thinking the same thing about this season's atmosphere. Those not old enough cannot fathom what Schnelly accomplished - It is truly Hollywoodesque and the enormity of what transpired so quickly and so successfully may never be seen again.

Of course and unfortunately, fast forward to 2012 and the once bitten-twice shy mentality wants to rear its ugly head from a long time fan's perspective. You know, like we are not allowed to "go there". We are really going to see marked improvement THIS season...really?!?!

Well, like I said a few days back, as an individual and as a team, you know that you know that you know. When you have put the work in the weight room, on the practice field, in the film room, when you're eating with and away from your teammates. It's is exactly in those times that your swagger is built - ain't nobody takin' whats yours...nobody!

A football team is made up of many, many parts that have to all be in synch for success to be realized, so we'll see if each of those parts has come ready for prime time. That includes the coaches. I find it difficult to believe that anything could surprise AG, so you have to believe he is prepared. But in practice and under the lights are two very different things and we shall see soon enough. My gut is telling me to hedge towards AG & Co coming out on top. I hope I'm right!

CoCane

I think Scnelly is a lil' biased. He'll always be a cane at heart. I do think the team is on a new level of conditioning...

Tsully76

Anytime Solar. My e-mail is terrance.sullivan24@gmail.com

Tsully76

Pre83 you are spot on.

Tsully76

CoCaine u are correct Scnelly is at heart a Cane.

LB

"Schnellenberger: "That's the best-looking squad I've ever seen in my life physically...expect them to be damn good". http://t.co/1usawEQE"

Usually articles like that are fluff, crap. But from him... not likely. That's a good indicator of where we're going.

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Via Manny:

"“He skipped homecoming, prom, graduation,” Everald said. “As a parent, you’re proud. But at the same time it’s what we’ve been working for. We’re just seeing the fruits of our labor. He says, ‘Dad, somebody might be better than me or faster than me, but they’re not going to work as hard as me."

That's exactly why he should start. In the end, he'll be better than anyone. Great read.

raizecane

86 - great job with the blog these last few weeks. Getting everyone's input is awesome. I think in the future, you should ask a 6th questions and that question is how they think Miami will finish record wise.

Ohio_Cane

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning. It smells like....Victory!

Posted by: 86Cane | August 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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Classic!!

Ohio_Cane

Casagrande - For the first time since Friday, the Miami football team practices outside. http://twitpic.com/aol7eu

Thurston Armbrister wearing black this morning.

Ohio_Cane

Seantrel Henderson still wearing scout team No. 74.

Ohio_Cane

Beast London - Wideout in yellow with dreads that isn't Hurns

Seantrel still wearing scout team 74

In Black-21,22,7,52,71,34,91,13

Ohio_Cane

Canespace twitter now over 550 followers!

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane on some recruiting: I like our chances with LB Jermaine Grace - 90%. LB Thomas will be a constant battle.

Ohio_Cane

Thurston Armbrister said Golden will make a decision on outside LB starter Wednesday.

CEO

Canespace twitter now over 550 followers!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I saw that. Seems like we are getting at least 3-5 new followers a day now?

CEO

Raize...we had fourmake predictions on the season record:

Brandon Odoi, CaneInsider: 4-8

Gary Ferman; Canesport: 8-4

Michael Casagrande: Sun-Sentinel 6-6

Chris Whittyngham, WVUM: 7-5

Susan Miller-Degnan, Miami Herald (1-1)

I've got Chris Freet from UM on the hook for a prediction tomorrow also.

Ohio_Cane

Just a few minutes until Al Golden begins his press conference. Tune in live on http://HurricaneSports.com

Ohio_Cane

Golden quotes incoming...

Ohio_Cane

Golden not worried about last year "A team is reborn every year. The challenge lies ahead."

Golden on the young guys heading into their first game "For us, it's two acres and a ball"

Al Golden said final position battles will go through Wednesday night

Golden explaining his depth chart "If it's a OR situation, you will see both guys in the game and whoever plays better will finish it"

Golden said we will see all four tight ends and running backs in Saturday's game

Golden on QBs "We need to get back to red-shirting some quarterbacks so they can learn the game." (AMEN!!)

Al Golden said biggest benefit for Stephen Morris last season was learning the game while Jacory Harris played

Al Golden said he's emphasized player leadership, cites Dolphins RB Reggie Bush on Hard Knocks

Golden on Stephen Morris is "light years" more mature now compared to this time last year

Al Golden on players talking about shocking the world. "I want to sit them down and shock them." (LOL!!)

More coming, I think...

CGNC

LOL to Solar with the whoosh whoosh and to Schnelly - I sure hope he is right

Ohio_Cane

Al Golden on TS Isaac: "I feel like its been storming for 19 months. I feel like Lieutenant Dan."

Hahahahahahah!!! Classic quote!

More coming...


Ohio_Cane

Golden on d-line progression "We're going to find out Saturday at 3:30. We've made a lot of progress but we'll see"

Golden says Chickillo has evolved from a leader in his class to a leader on the team. Would like to see others take that step as well

Golden says Raphael Kirby's cast was removed today. Hopes to know more on his status in a few weeks.

Golden says Seantrel Henderson and Curtis Porter will not travel to BC. Neither on the 2-deep. Hopes Gionni Paul will travel.

Golden says Duke Johnson will get "certain touches" on Saturday. Wants to see how he responds to college football

Another classic! - Golden to players saying they're going to shock the world: "Let's not talk about it, let's be about it."

Ohio_Cane

Golden "We have to do a better job with the noise. It's going to be loud but I expect Stephen will do much better than last year."

Golden anticipates about 15 true freshmen to play Saturday

Golden says Preston Dewey will travel to BC as the Canes third QB this week

Golden likes how the older guys on the team are reaching out to help bring along the younger players. "Trust the process"

Golden not happy it came out that coaches wanted to switch Luther Robinson to OL. But happy Robinson responded

Golden says "we're going to learn a lot" on Saturday. "Can they play together and play with poise"

LB

"Golden says Preston Dewey will travel to BC as the Canes third QB this week"

It looks like we've learned who the third team QB is...

...for now.

Ohio_Cane

Mike James stops press conference to thank Susan Miller-Degnan on feature story in Sunday paper.

Mike James never ceases to amaze me. Wow.

CGNC

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I used to see his family at the games - they are very nice. He was raised right!

Co - are you wondering just a little bit what Schnells is putting in that pipe these days? LOL!!!

IraqiCane

Due to Coach Schnellenberger comments, my new prediction will be 12-0 with an ACC Championship, and one last bowl ban.

12% 4 Life, GO CANES!!!

Old Skool

Golden's definitely witty. Sounds like he could soon be a go to guy for great quotes on college football - the way Bobby used to be.

orange 'n green in the vein

First of all, this freshman class was either a newborn or about to be born so fat chance trying to have them get that Gump reference.

Second of all, Schnell doesn't have to be drug tested now that he's retired so the pipe is probably more loaded than ever before. I just hope his eyesight hasn't totally gone with age, although changing the contents of the bowl would help stave off the effects of glaucoma.

Third of all, BC is banged up and ripe for the picking, Golden's also good coaching off an outright loss even before adding in the 'return bout' situation to this opener so if he drops only the second UM season opener in the last five years, it's a big warning sign.

CaneRock

Second of all, Schnell doesn't have to be drug tested now that he's retired so the pipe is probably more loaded than ever before. I just hope his eyesight hasn't totally gone with age, although changing the contents of the bowl would help stave off the effects of glaucoma.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 28, 2012 at 02:49 PM

Ya' mon,
"Herb is the healing of the nation."
Bob Marley

LB

"Due to Coach Schnellenberger comments, my new prediction will be 12-0 with an ACC Championship, and one last bowl ban."

12-0? Can I have some of what you're smoking?

As deficient as our opponents are, there are some pretty impressive pieces lying ahead of us as well. I've pointed the negatives out of our opponents, but before we idiotically say 12-0, let's take a closer look.

Chase Rettig is a good quarterback with experience. It will not be cake in BC.

Kansas State is technically sound, and Klein is probably the most underrated QB in the nation. Beating K-State will be highly DIFFICULT (though not impossible).

Like BC, Ga. Tech has an experienced QB. But I worry less about the Jackets than the Eagles. Yet, they were 2nd in rushing last year.

Notre Dame was a top 25 scoring defense last year for a program that boasts traditionally crappy ones. It's also in Chicago.

NC's Renner? He completes about 70% of his passes. Good thing it's at home.

FSU fumbles big games, but they are DANGEROUS. They were 4th in scoring defense last year despite it all. They are still Satan's team, and possess all sorts of evil black magic.

It's going to be hard to score against Va. Tech, too (7th last year). Thomas also isn't shabby.

The last three games are absolutely winnable, but there have been recent slip-ups against two of the three.

Understandably, this is a different beast than 2011. We know our lineup, and we'll be better than last year. But come on...

...12-0? Please don't be that guy.
Why are 7 to 9 wins so terrible? Can someone explain that to me? Al Golden is a great coach and I absolutely believe that his teams are destined for GREATNESS by philosophy alone. But we've got some ways to get there.

Rome wasn't constructed in a day, nor are the Golden Canes. Please remember that.


Sincerely,
Realistic Optimist

CoCane

CGNC,

Yeah, I think Scnelly & me are packin da bong wit da same "goodz" ;-)

WWIM

Posted by: LB | August 28, 2012 at 03:03 PM

Its not called being realistic, it's call telling the future. Tell us the weather for those games we'll be losing also??

Ohio_Cane

Eddie George: Miami is no longer "The U"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-miami-hurricanes-no-longer-the-u-says-eddie-george-20120828,0,3701424.story

Shut your F'n piehole, Eddie! We are, always have been, and always will be THE U...

UMike

Being "The U" has nothing to do with winning..something a non-cane fan wouldnt know...shoot..when Canes fans see each other, we have a simple look and head-nod to let each other know its all about The U..we dont even need to talk! lol..The U is a family and isnt based on wins alone

UMike

ALTHOUGH...I can agree with SOME of what George said...a kid might watch " The U" documentary and think all he has to do is commit and Miami will win without the hard work (see Lance Leggett lol)..and I do think that has happened a lot over the years, but it is also something Golden recognizes and is changing.

j.w.

George is like all the national journalists this year. None have been to a practice, none have paid enough attention to who we brought in. I laughed when I read Mandel's comment, how in hell would he know if we are any good, he is in San Jose now. I'm not saying we're going 12-0 like one of the infamous Miami fans on twitter, and I can see why just looking on paper at who left would make an amateur fan think we're going to suck, but any professional writer who thinks that everyone who left was a productive player didn't pay attention last year.

CGNC


but any professional writer who thinks that everyone who left was a productive player didn't pay attention last year.

Posted by: j.w. | August 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM

THIS

Old Skool

Eddie George ... You mean Erin's sidekick.

The Stedman to Erin's Oprah
The Regis to Erin's Kelly Ripa

Apparently, Eddie is a sidekick to other women as well besides his wife ...

Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Sarasota, Florida.
Eddie George, 38, was the passenger in a car being driven by 21-year-old British pro golfer Rachel Connor when she was busted for driving drunk at 2AM.

Old Skool

We could always start an Eddie George divorce pool. Maybe add an over/under and give OSU memorabilia or replica of a Heisman cut in half to the winner. Call it the Eddie award.

Old Skool

Attention, Solar. Hollywood needs you.

Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks have both joined the cast of Warner Bros. 3-D animated Lego movie. Supposedly, the plot revolves around 'an ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.'

Sounds like the Matrix Regurgitated

CEO

Arrived in the 954. Going to start work on the next two blogs: Chris Freet tonight at 8 PM and the Sports Editor from the Miami Hurricane newspaper with as very deep inside look at the students on campus and their attitudes and opinions going into this season.

BEERicane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf3k_4Obv7g&feature=g-vrec

Posted by: Hassan | August 27, 2012 at 06:45 PM

My favorite bit from this is the John Square sack. He is probably one of the nicest, most humble and down to earth people you could ever meet. One of my all-time favorite canes simply because of the quality of human being he is.

CoCane

Broward welcomes you Soup. I hope you enjoy are section of Da Bottom...

CEO

CoCane...next time I am in the 954 wil be 10/30-31. We will hook up then?

Montreal-Cane

CEO and Ohio cane great stuff once again this week.

Thanks for all the great info...

Don't forget 8-4
Stephen Morrris
Ladarius Gunter
Mark D.

Solar some very funny quotes today from Al Golden and Mike "Smiley" James...

CoCane

If I'm not too busy. Sure bro. U ain't scared to hang in the hood are you? Lol

CEO

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