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August 24, 2012

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VA Cane

first!!

solarcane

nice one va

VA Cane

2nd as well?

86Cane

Season predictions so far for 2012:

Brandon Odoi, CaneInsider 4-8

Michael Casagrande, Sun-Sentinel 6-6

Chris Whittyngham, WVUM 7-5

Gary Ferman, Canesport 8-4

SolarCane, Canespace They will play hard

solarcane

lol yea they will

VA Cane

Hey solar, since I did not sign in on typepad, I could be tested for doping and have all 12 of my kids SB titles in 33 years stripped...kind of like Lance!!! Guess it is up to the big boss Huh? Nice to be first in something....been running way back in a lot of things since the economic and housing crises!!! Solar, please tell me you have some of those incredible animations....you need to be on TV they really are incredible my friend. 86, hope you ate one of those lobsters for me!!!

solarcane

hi va,
thanks
I have a couple part way done.
I haven't set the Fantasy Factory stop action studio back up since an unfortunate Swifter wielding wife disaster.
As I get a little more time I'll put up a preview.
I know you will bounce back and things will be fine, keep grinding my friend,


86Cane

86, hope you ate one of those lobsters for me!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 24, 2012 at 09:22 PM

One? ONE? Why I ate FOUR in your honor. Extra butter of course, just like U like 'em!

Laquinton

Nice questions 86, why would he mention gray crow ??

86Cane

Nice questions 86, why would he mention gray crow ??

Posted by: Laquinton | August 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Gray Crow is BY FAR the best FUTURE player on the team and the next starting QB at UM after Morris leaves, that's why!

86Cane

Nice questions 86, why would he mention gray crow ??

Posted by: Laquinton | August 24, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Well that and his parents read Canespace.

Actually I am being serious when I say that:

Gray Crow = Bernie Kosar

Kosar was NOT the most gifted athlete but he was a determined leader of men. And that is how I see Gray Crow.

solarcane

so as a redshirt freshman Gray will start 12 games go 11-1 play in the NC and win it??

TonyCane

Season predictions so far for 2012:

Brandon Odoi, CaneInsider 4-8

Michael Casagrande, Sun-Sentinel 6-6

Chris Whittyngham, WVUM 7-5

Gary Ferman, Canesport 8-4

SolarCane, Canespace They will play hard


TonyCane: 12-0 - national media goes nuts, Shapiro weeps, and Jimbo Fisher screams in frustration

j.w.

Hey, one of the guests/smart guys agrees with me on the season prediction! FWIW, I hope we're both wrong and Tony is right. :)

86Cane

so as a redshirt freshman Gray will start 12 games go 11-1 play in the NC and win it??

Posted by: solarcane | August 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM

He is a TRUE Freshman this year so then NEXT year, well not exactly. I think that Morris will start for the next TWO years and then after that it is a toss up.

So then as a Sophomore or Junior then maybe...YES!

solarcane

So then as a Sophomore or Junior then maybe...YES!

aight then

86Cane

SMD from the Miami Herald has submitted her entry in the FIVE questions saga here at Canespace. She goes in-depth and deep tomorrow night here on the blog.

solarcane

She goes in-depth and deep tomorrow night here on the blog.

lucky I've turned over a new leaf

solarcane

im out,
have a great weekend spacers

86Cane

The five question interview and chats are amazing. You have succeeded in your promise over five years ago to someday have newspaper writers blogging on Canespace rather than Canespacers blogging at newspapers.

I'm proud of you and happy our never ending work here is being recognized as relevant by the writers.

Posted by: solarcane | August 24, 2012 at 05:43 PM

We got this!

WWIM

I like how people keep saying morris has a tendency to throw ints but they don't say that about peyton manning. And yes I think peyton is one of the greatest qb's ever but he throws a lot of pics. He three 23 total ints his Jr and Sr years at UT. Ints on the stat book are deceiving at times just like td's. Just kind of depends on if the db's are dropping em or it could be from tipped passes

86Cane

Willie...when Morris throws his first 70 yard TD to Malcolm Lewis against BC please call me on my private line. I'll be there waiting.

Pre83

Actually I am being serious when I say that:

Gray Crow = Bernie Kosar

Kosar was NOT the most gifted athlete but he was a determined leader of men. And that is how I see Gray Crow.

Kosar was NOT the most gifted athlete but he was a determined leader of men. And that is how I see Gray Crow.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM

86 - Kosar is my all-time favorite Cane. He is THE reason I became a Cane fan after seeing him play against Notre Dame earlier in the season that they won their first NC.

The traits he had that blew me away as a Redshirt Freshman were his intelligence/decision making (light years ahead of 4th year seniors), his complete understanding of the offense he had to run, his desire to always press/always attack the defense, and yes, a very determined leader of men.

If Gray is even close to Bernie, I'm going to be one happy SOB! I hope you are right!

Pre83

The five question interview and chats are amazing. You have succeeded in your promise over five years ago to someday have newspaper writers blogging on Canespace rather than Canespacers blogging at newspapers.

I'm proud of you and happy our never ending work here is being recognized as relevant by the writers.

Posted by: solarcane | August 24, 2012 at 05:43 PM

+1 (tip of the cap)

86Cane

Oh yeah, and Willie, about all of those trick plays that everyone raves about? Well yeah there aren't any that I have been told exist so U best just forget about those.

What to expect is a bunch of SMASH-MOUTH football and maybe once in a while a LONG pass? They will NOT get creative against BC. They are saving that for KSU.

86Cane

Or did I get that mixed up? Maybe they will get creative against BC and play smash-mouth against KSU? Oh well who knows? LOL

WWIM

Willie...when Morris throws his first 70 yard TD to Malcolm Lewis against BC please call me on my private line. I'll be there waiting.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Will do, if I have your number lol

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff 86. These 5 questions segments are fantastic man. Great insight and perspective. Mad props 86. I would be a very happy Canes fan if our Canes first win the Division and Conference and Bowl Game anything else is icing on the proverbial cake. 7 days till kickoff. I got my Hurricanes Flag flying in my yard here in Montgomery. So pumped for the season. M-I-A-M-l fight, fight, fight.

Tsully76

Including bowl game I feel our Canes will win 10 games that would be for the first time since the 2003 team won the Big East and the Orange Bowl finished 11-2 and #5 in the nation. I feel our Canes will be a top 20 team in final rankings in January.

Panamacitycane

Not sure if you know this or not...but 7 days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all.

fmcane

Canes got this against BC! I think 7-5 is about what to expect overall. Tsullivan where in the Gump I just got transfered here from Ft. Myers originally out of Broward. I been getting hate for repping the U any cane spots to watch the game in town?

swamper

anybody have the full rosters for ncaa???

Tsully76

FMCane I live downtown. There are other Canes fans here as well. I usually go to Dreamland BBQ or Bob Baumhower's Sports Pub, etc.

canezilla

EASY MONEY!!! BC -1 .. I JUST 80$ ON THE CANES.BC HAS TO MANY STARTERS HURT NO REASON FOR US TO LOSE RIGHT, RIGHT???

CoCane

If they're not blowing BC out by halftime, it's going to be a looooooong season...

orange 'n green in the vein

This is pretty big, from Maisel at ESPN a few days ago;

"3. A North Carolina judge’s decision ordering former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis to surrender the bills of his private cell phone to the university will make the stomach of every coach in America flip. Private cell phones are how coaches skirt the NCAA Manual. If North Carolina finds something like calls to recruits during dead periods, the school will be in more trouble. Let’s hope Davis didn’t keep his cell phone records private for any reason other than protecting privacy."

VA Cane

I am on that 8-4 7-5 boat...again I do not do predictions, but I try to be real. We have a lot of questions, a lot of pressure, a lot of stress and worry on the program, andf a lot of young faces. I am actually looking forward to a season where the young kids play hard, work together, and surprise some people. I think we will be impressed by the hustle, commitment, energy and great enthusiasm of these young men. And who knows?

My first coaching position I had to be talked into, almost strong-armed. I was 19, my college career over due to knee and shoulder issues...a JR in college...all I wanted to do was be alone, drink and party. I was asked to coach my old elementary school... I finally agreed. The kids were young, inexperienced, had not had a lot of coaching. I got 1 buddy of mine, and a girl I knew who loved football and knew it well (CGNC-like expert!!!) and we took it on. I had a big line, whom I coached up...and had 3 young black kids that I put at QB and RBs....and lo and behold it was unreal. My line learned to block hard and open holes, my backs could fly they were great, blocked for each other, never cared who got the ball....and my qb was a godsend!!! He was an unreal leader, took command on the field...we were connected in the brain. He later played college and semi-pro ball....a great young man who has done well as a teacher first, coach second!!! We went 7-0, and in a 4 team playoff won the 2 games to become champs. That was 1979....and it worked. I think we can really surprise some people this year...and this group will do ok. We may not win it all, but there will be some pleasant surprises...JMO

orange 'n green in the vein

VA C, admit it, in 1979, even at elementary school age football, there were some teams you beat that couldn't believe they were on the wrong end of the scoreboard of a team with a woman as an assistant.

VA Cane

You are absoutely correct. Kathy was quite a girl. She knew football from her dad, and man, she was great at fundementals, she could be heard....and OGV...she could punt the hell out of a football. Other teams at first said here comes the girl team.....after they saw her in action...not so much talk my friend. She was also a great trainer...she could do it all and I was glad to have her out there. Now I am no innovator, but I knew her well enough to know she was a great person and coach. I have coached withg several women. One of my old QBS now plays at James Madison University...they won a FCS Div II title in 04...his mom coached with me when he was young. Kathy was a verl beautiful girl as well....shes married, living in PA....and still coaching....she thanks me for her start...mutually, I feel like she encouraged me when I took my first HC job reluctantly and we had so much success...it made me see my calling. TEAM means Together Everyone Succeeds Mightily ...every year I have shirts printed with this for my kids to wear...I started doing it in 1980 after I learned what coaching a team is all about. Thanks OGV!!!

Keoki

Great job Soup!
Anyone going to Chicago to witness a ND beatdown?

j.w.

Good luck, Floridians with this storm- stay safe, stay dry, and I'm hoping the clean up is no big deal.

Cane4eva

Together Everyone Succeeds Mightily?

TESM?

Just sayin.....

VA Cane

Sorry about that...I was thinking of Success...Together Everyone Achieves Mightily....Point well taken my friend....it really works for my players and we have achieved 12 SBs in 33 years....I have a really deep, talented, dedicated team this year. My line is not giant....but strong, quick feet, tough and smart. I have 2 fast WRs, 4 backs that will alternate....4 burners who are tough....and a brilliant general of a QB. My D is 11 hitters....11 Assassins who hit like the great Assassin Jack Tatum did....we have the Jamboree next weekend, then we start.

VA Cane

What can I say....VA Country Azz Cane!!! we cannot spell read or write, and have outdoor plumbing!!!!! LOL Its good to laugh at yourself!!!

usagainsttheworld

This year I just want to see the team compete. No doubt that with all the youngins' in the two deep there will be some hard lessons to learn. What gives me hope is that Goldie and the boys, being teaching coaches, will ensure that the players learn their lessons, and develop appropriately from what they learn.

Also, with Goldie reestablishing the connections to the state of Miami Pipeline, we will get (and they will develop) the talent at the specialty positions. However until we control and dominate the point of attack, that is the OL and DL, we will have to hold our tongues on saying that we are back.

solarcane

every once in awhile someone sends me a youtube that I feel deserves sharing with my Canes,kayak,and drag racing friends

22 million hits in 8 months

Manizha Faraday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYAFoso0CLk&feature=related

enjoy

Jack

Revamp the seating at stadium" build some seats closer to the field" and put on a dome!

VA Cane

UATW, great point. That is the whole focus of my teams, the point of attack. Until you can control and dominate the OL/DL you stand very little chance of winning on a regular basis like we used to do. Great point. I do not expect perfection, but we can chase it ...like Lombardi said. I will be happy to be in all the games like we were last year....but not make the same mistakes that cost us a victory.

86Cane

OK, so now we have added three more people to the FIVE questions with Canespace series.

Chris Freet, UM Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Marketing

Chris Yandle, UM Athletic Department Director of Communications

The Miami Hurricane Newspaper Sports Editor

The Hurricane Editor saw the WVUM feature and said he want's a piece of the action. Gonna send him a set of five totally new questions than I sent WVUM.

Any suggestions or ideas?

VA Cane

CEO, I bet that was some fine dining; I can only imagine!!

Just curious, are you still doing CS shirts?

VA Cane

I have an orange one, 2 green ones....if you still do them, I am going to give it to my player whom we think emerges as the overall leader of camp...at this moment, it is my QB, David C. Fast, tough, athletic, smart, conditioned....a verbal take control leader, stern but not loud...he is mad because he thinks I think he cannot play D....I need him so bad at QB....though I have an able back up.

Hassan

RIP

Neil Armstrong first man on the moon

BEERicane

RIP Neil Armstrong.

Hassan

I am not an expert on who is doing what at this point in practice but Crow is not a bad athlete or QB. I am not saying he is great or will even start a game for us but he is a really good kid, he has a strong arm and a big body so he does have some things that you look for. A former NFL QB coach wanted him so i am going to guess that he is a LOT better then most of you thinks. We live in the days of the 24/7 news cycle where we want to know everything about these kids. in the old days guys like Crow would come in and Redshirt and hold a clipboard til their RS SOPH season, Crow will be vastly improved 24 months from today.


86Cane

Just curious, are you still doing CS shirts?

Posted by: VA Cane | August 25, 2012 at 03:25 PM

Yes we do. However, this year we are charging $10/shirt if U have a FIRST (which U do) and $20 if U don't to cover the costs of the shirt, printing and shipping. If U can swing the $10 then I'll send one for U and freebie for your QB.

Email me the details: canespace86@aol.com.

VA Cane

Sounds like a very fair deal to me Boss, as always you are a gentleman and a scholar. I will send you an e mail, and I think I have your address, but we will get it all straight. Thanks for Canespace and all that you do for all of us!!!

86Cane

In the old days guys like Crow would come in and Redshirt and hold a clipboard til their RS SOPH season, Crow will be vastly improved 24 months from today.

Posted by: Hassan | August 25, 2012 at 03:45 PM

There IT is right there.

solarcane

Ask Cris what is in the future for our uniform look, if and when, will they be closer to the 83-89 look?

86Cane

Thanks for Canespace and all that you do for all of us!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 25, 2012 at 03:57 PM

I wouldn't have it any other way.

86Cane

In its third match of the Hurricane Invitational, the University of Miami volleyball team breezed past Rutgers, 3-0, on Saturday at the Knight Sports Complex. Sophomore Alex Johnson and junior Taylor Hollins led the way with 25 combined kills.

UM, who clinched the tournament championship, won by set scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-14. It was the first meeting between the programs since 2003.

86Cane

Solar...got it. Anything U or anybody else want me to ask Chris Freet?

Old Skool

Neil Armstrong. That was a guy who could have cashed in on his fame in a big way, but chose to live a quiet life with his family. You got admire his integrity. He refused to be defined by his big moment in the spotlight.

WWIM

Ask Cris what is in the future for our uniform look, if and when, will they be closer to the 83-89 look?

Posted by: solarcane | August 25, 2012 at 03:59 PM

I hope never, I don't want to see any six packs flying around out there wit those extra small jerseys. You want em wearing gold floss chains too?? You know the chains so skinny you can floss wit lol

WWIM

anybody have the full rosters for ncaa???

Posted by: swamper | August 25, 2012 at 03:51 AM

Yes I do, but I need to edit it to put armbrister on it and subtract vernon davis

BEERicane

Neil Armstrong: A guy who is the definition of putting your money where your mouth is. Anyone who is willing to be shot at the moon (hell, be shot into space for that matter) really has an unquestionably profound faith in something (in this case physics and its application) to be willing to face the possibility of no-return with no hope should theory not translate into reality. Hats off to that guy and all who have been shot into space.

Hassan


I met N.A once, this guy was a class act and a true american hero.

Tsully76

86 can you ask Chris and others could they get the pricing of the tickets, parking, etc out earlier than they do normally. I know some of it is predicated on the ACC and scheduling, but for us Canes fans that live outside of South Florida or even out of state the more time we have the better to get things together. Like Hotel stays etc. Our Canes have a national following. 7 days till Gametime. Go Canes.

86Cane

Sully...I will ask him that for sure. And more than that for a DISCOUNT for out of State season ticket holders. How's that?

Hassan

Players on Scout Team for BC Week game preps (ie wont travel):

OT Seantrel Henderson
RB Dallas Crawford
DE Ricardo Williams
DE Tyriq McCord
DE Dwayne Hoilett
OL Hunter Wells
DE Jake O'Donnell
WR Robert Lockhart
WR D'Mauri Jones
WR Jontavious Carter
LB JaWand Blue
CB Larry Hope
RB Danny Dillard

Tsully76

86 U da man.

canezilla

86 ASK HIM CAN WE GET OUR PARKING BACK TO WHERE IT WAS . THIS NEW SYSTEM IS A JOKE!!!! WE COME IN WITH 6 CARS THEN THE PARKING AHOLES ALWAYS SPLITS US UP!! THEY SAY COME IN TOGETHER WE DO AND THERE IS ALWAYS A PROBLEM

solarcane

I hope never, I don't want to see any six packs flying around out there wit those extra small jerseys.

Yea these Winter Olympic downhill skier/ superhero Nike jokes make us look sooooooooo intimidating.

Those old Russel Jerseys were cut way bigger than the crap Nike is making us wear, no idea how you think they were extra small, they were shorter but way bigger in the shoulders.
lol at the gold chains, you have a point there. thats a whole other subject, like wearing sunglasses and fatigues

solarcane

Tenn US LL World Series champs

solarcane

soup,
remember when you put the kiss of death on this guy? lol

hope GC fairs a lot better than your last future NFL hall of famer prediction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ltq_fuKPyw

UMike

My youngest son had 4 tackles from the MLB spot today at his jamboree..he also absolutely leveled the qb,..but he had already handed the ball off lol

UMike

solar..will you be making the GT game this year?

roachcane77

Soup... maybe this is a dumb question, but has there ever been thought to building an indoor practice field?

How many practices do we lose every year to thunderstorms and lightning?

TonyCane

86 Cane, it is good to finally see some quarterback depth on the roster. Morris, Williams, Dewey, Crow, Thompson...when was the last time that we had 5 quarterbacks?

Hard to believe that we went through a decade when the average number of quarterbacks on the roster seemed to be two, or that we went three years without signing a new quarterback.

CGNC

VA Cane that is funny - and thank you, but I am no expert. Let's see it goes something like this:

Defense: see ball, get ball
Offense: throw ball, catch ball or
run like he** with ball

canezilla

GREAT QUESTION ROACH!!

solarcane

umike it is looking pretty good that i can go to unc and gt will you be in atlanta?

usagainsttheworld

Soup... maybe this is a dumb question, but has there ever been thought to building an indoor practice field?

How many practices do we lose every year to thunderstorms and lightning?

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM

prolly not a bad idea, except that with the indoor facility i wouldn't want to lose any days practicing in that good ole' thick, oppressive, miami heat-- pays off in the 4th quarter!

VA Cane

CGNC you have followed UM ball a long time; you know your stuff. Plus being a horse expert, you also know quite a bit about speed. You are in the know always!!!

roachcane77

I TOTALLY agree usagainsttheworld... indoors is ONLY for lightning.

PERIOD!

86Cane

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