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September 16, 2012

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nemo2002

Hola

BigWIndyCane-Forecast1

I am going to hold out hope for the GT game. Its all about assignment football, so the young Canes will just need to understand it. Its troubling that the major weakenss of this D so far has been missed assignments and lack of communication. Hopefully, Golden will get that fixed.

CoCane

I like what Duke has done so far but lets wait til he busts loose against legit competition before we annoint him... ijs

raizecane

like what Duke has done so far but lets wait til he busts loose against legit competition before we annoint him... ijs

Posted by: CoCane | September 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

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I would call K-State legit....others so far, not so much. G-Tech has improved on Defense but still not one that should be feared so lets see how it goes.

Tsully76

SarasotaCane and and any other Canespacers who will be in da A this Saturday as our Canes play Ga. Tech. Ya boy gonna be in section 131. Holla at me I will be reppin the Canespace gear. Go Canes. Wreck Tech.

CaneRock

Anyone have a highlight video of the BCC game and/or footage of Lamar Miller's 1st TD?

Posted by: Zakkee | September 16, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Lamar Miller TD:
http://www.nfl.com/videos/miami-dolphins/0ap1000000062665/Lamar-Miller-TD-run

BCC/Miami (Mostly Duke) HLs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMUhX9RuJeE

Panamacitycane

As great as duke is...the blocks he was getting set him up..that will be the key..he can do this against anyone..question is can the blocks be there against top D's? I hope so because they weren't against KState. We all know how to beat GATech. I'm just not confident these freshmen will do it..but I will remain positive we will be 3-1. LET'S GET IT CANES!

The Dude

So I was thinking... before the season started, I think I had the Canes at like 8-4. I no longer think that prediction is realistic. Now I am thinking somewhere at 5 to 6. That being said, it is absolutely imperative that we make 6 wins so we can take another bowl ban. The next and more important point I wanted to make is this: We have to get somewhere between 15-18 damn good recruits to commit here and also have the best damn U Tough we can have. I will be SO pissed if we dont make 6 wins and take a bowl ban! Its all about next year for me. Hopefully we improve as the season goes on so we can into next season on an high note. That means Duke is our bowl game this year guys and gals. Based on what I am saying, we need 4 more wins and this weekend is one of five more chances I see at getting there. After that, maybe we beat N. Carolina @ home in game 7. Maybe we beat Virginia on the road in game 10. I think we should beat USF at home in game 11. Lastly, we should beat Duke on the road for the last game of the year. What scares me about this senario is that it may require us to string together 3 wins to end the year. That's why this weekend is HUGE! Its a buffer for needing only 3 more wins.

SJMPARMAN

Just continuing from the last blog, there have been either delayed or blocked entries on this blog that have left some of us concerned about the analysis we offer. Additionally, and I understand it completely from UM's perspective, there is a sense that they don't want criticism, even when it was warranted. You agreed and wrote a puff blog on their behalf.

But the criticism is warranted. The defense is just plain aweful. We are 100 out of 120 teams in total defense, 102 in rushing defense giving up a whopping average of 205 yards per game, 85th in pass efficiency defense (helped only because of the fact no one has to try to pass on us when they can run so well and the fact that our fbs opponent was aweful in the passing game. We gave up over 400 yards to BC and over 240 yard in the air against K State). Our defensive coordinator is the worst at Miami since the 1960’s but happens to be Al Golden’s college buddy. It is a plain joke what is going right now on the defensive side of the ball.

On offense, Stephen Morris has struggled to find his very young recievers. We are 79th in passing offense. Mike James hasn’t produced as a runner who can break a long one. Although we showed some improvement against our FBS opponent, the offensive line is adequate at pass protection but hasn’t been dominant in the running game. We have a special player in Duke Johnson who has flashed some brilliant plays in our two wins. But Duke is a small back who hasn’t developed physically enough to handle the work load at this stage in his career. We are 68th in rushing offense and 83rd in total offense. GT is 3rd in rushing offense, 113th in passing offense and 17th in total offense. They are 34th in rushing defense, 22 in pass efficiency defense, and 18th in total defense. We probably have an edge in special teams.

This is not Hurricane football. As a blogger, on your site or others, I think I have a right to say it without posts being delayed so I can interact with my fellow bloggers. Maybe that can convince me I am wrong. I know you take heat from UM but sometimes you just have to say to them prove my bloggers wrong. Put up or shut up. Cause until they do so, this place isn't for real. I also doubt any of this comment will be here tomorrow.

The Dude

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | September 17, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I think your analysis of where the team is at is spot on right. Not sure about the other stuff though.

Zakkee

Thanks Canerock!

Felipe

Zakkee: since you're a Clevelander, what are your thoughts on D'Qwell? Guy has long-term Derrick Brooks caliber LB on him. Had what 4 sacks, INT today? I really love the youth on Cleveland but you are right that there are a lot of jobbers on that roster.

And that one TD by Trent Richardson was unreal. broke six tackles?

Zakkee

Imagine if we had Lamar Miller and Duke this year...whoa.

Streeter

Olivier Vernon

Brandon Washington

Marcus Forston (made Patriot's roster)

Ray Ray

Zakkee

D'Qwell is the best player on the defense but he doesn't really have star power in Cleveland sports circles or w/fans because we lose so much. His efforts get overshadowed by the losses and he's under-appreciated for sure. He's like the defense's safety net ala Denzel Perryman for this season's Canes. He's the one constant on the defense--reliable, solid, and durable.

I'm loving the Browns coaching staff though (except Whipple of course). They are coaching the kids up and they're excited to play every Sunday. Thats important because Cleveland fans deserve at least a competitive football team that leaves it all on the field. thats the character and work-ethic of the city, so it'll garner a reaction (ticket sales) from the die-hard fan base.

The Browns are 1 turnover a game away from a win and a 2-0 record this season. Their team goal should be no turnover next week. This week it was a costly fumble--Weeden did well.

Travis Benjamin is still trying to run efficient routes (depending on technique over natural speed and agility to get separation). his college work ethic won't get him on the field with these Browns coaches--you know Whipple is probably supporting him with the other coaches.

Zakkee

D'Qwell could have star power on a better team and in a bigger market.

Zakkee

Vernon, Porter, Forston, Chickillo

Buchanon, Perryman, Kirby or Eddie Johnson

Finnie McGee, Howard, Rodgers

Ray Ray, Telemaque, Bush

Add Streeter to the WRs core

Add Lamar Miller to the backfield

Add Brandon Washington to the OL

= a different team

+ No'D and Fisch = damn!

WWIM

Can't we just start U Tough now and use the games for practice so we can try to be ready for next year

Panamacitycane

And another thing..I don't live in south Florida so I don't have access to any insider stuff. But are there any talks of a stadium? I know you all know that playing at sunlife is horrible.. I really think if they built a small maybe 60,000 person stadium it would be beneficial. And Minnesota had their students pay 12.50 each semester towards their stadium and that raised abofut 650,000 dollars a semester towards building a stadium. Hell if only 12,000 students paid an extra 50 dollars that's 600,000. And as expensive as UM is, what's an extra 50 bucks? And with all the NFL players maybe some could throw in some money?

The Dude

4 more wins WW. Then back to U Tough and recruiting. We NEED Matthew Thomas. I wish we were getting Kearse, but am still happy that Jean-Louis will be here and maybe Cunningham who looks good at times. U Tough has to bulk up the DEs so they can get past guys. I'd really love to get the 2 RBs from Delray Beach, Bryant and Provo. We only have 1 OL right now Kerr makes 2. Would like to see 1 more big guy come on board. Bostwick would be real nice too and some of those nose tackle types out there. We got our QB so we are good there.

canezilla

I LOVE MY CANES BUT GT IS GOING TO RUN WILD ON US!!! HOPE WE CAN SCORE OFTEN AND QUICK CAUSE GT WILL..GO CANES

canezilla

MIAMI IS A 13.5 UNDERDOG FOR THIS WEEKEND!!!

nemo2002

Some of you guys just don't get it. "UTough" is simply hype, like "flipping the switch," "black shirts," "the 305 [blah, blah, blah]," "fear the tie," "changing the culture," "Canes thing," "turning the corner," "right direction," any phrase with the word "Temple" in it, etc.
Don't believe the hype! Believe game day results! Nothing else matters (except recruiting).

Jack

Canezilla thats all 13, I would of guessed 21 point dog. Their strength is our weakness! Without Perryman, Buchanon, Telemac And Porter! Those guys were all our veterans on D! I watch a ton of college football and no one is playing with as man freshman and soph as UM. Unfortunitly We are in BIG trouble against GT. Now, once we have some experience we will shut them down, we have beat them the last three seasons. speed and discipline on D kills the option!!

Jack

Nemo "U tough" is working! I see a bigger stronger team out there. Just too many mental mistakes. I believe in the Hype!

nemo2002

Jack, we aren't getting manhandled in the trenches (especially on defense) due to mental mistakes.
"U Tough" isnt a magical elixir that somehow gives us a competitive edge on game day. All major teams place emphasis on state of the art weight training programs. Al Golden coined the term "Temple Tough" at his former job, where he had some game day success. So, when he came to Miami he simply changed the color of his game day tie and the name of his "tough" weight training program. Big deal! Unless and until the U starts dominating teams again I say DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE.

86Cane

I also doubt any of this comment will be here tomorrow.

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | September 17, 2012 at 12:50 AM

And U were saying?

Listen I have MUCH respect for your comments and do not recall deleting any that may have been offensive like others that have been. Your comments and criticisms are always well thought out and well said so I have no problem with them.

Now there are certain words that are PERMANENTLY blocked through Typepad (blog service provider) so IF U use one of those words the comment does not publish and/or self deletes. When U hit POST it appears to post to the blog but it does not.

And U have no idea what goes on behind the scenes of the blog and our relationship withn UM. Let's just say that there is very OPEN and honest communication back and forth between the blog and the school as OGV, CGNC and SolarCane can all attest to.

Do we run critical pieces? Sure we do.

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2012/09/tarnished-gold.html

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2012/09/a-measuring-stick.html

Do we run "puff" pieces? Sure we do.

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2012/09/just-another-brick-in-the-wall.html

In the end we try to be fair and balanced in our coverage and analysis of the Hurricanes. There is a LOT of work that goes into running this blog. So if everyone isn't happy ALL of the time well then that's prolly just par for the course.

Trust me when I tell you that it is NOT easy being me.

86Cane

Duke's post game interview is now available in the blog article above.

86Cane

As for Duke being "great" or not I have an answer for U: HE IS! Will he score 4 TDs every week? Of course not. Will some teams limit his yards and score? Sure they will. That happens to every great back ever at UM or anywhere for that matter.

But his early success as a TRUE freshman is undeniable and should be obvious to all. He has the balance, vision, acceleration, speed, cut back ability and decision-making that all GREAT backs have.

Sure blocking is always a BIG part of any RB's success but utilizing that blocking properly and scoring from distance whenever U have the chance is what separates him from the other RBs on the roster and any other average college RB.

In case U were wondering Mike James has the same blocking that Duke does and when James busts one it goes for 12 yards. When Duke does it goes for 45 or 60 yards and a TD.

Ask yourself this: Where would UM be right now without Duke? No need to answer that one, just let it marinate for awhile...

Ohio_Cane

"Even when he was in high school wearing #8 and playing with future UM offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (#75 below) he showed some of the same incredible skills."

Just to make the article 100% accurate, Duke wore #3 in high school. ;-)

Ohio_Cane

As great as duke is...the blocks he was getting set him up..

Posted by: Panamacitycane | September 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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Absolutely, but he also set his own blocks up for where he wanted to go. Without his vision, I don't know that those 4 TDs happen. Watch the replay of the screen especially. He set up 2-3 blocks there that broke him free.

LB

Back from vacation. I've actually taken on two other jobs (which bleed into my weekend) for financial purposes, and I only got to look at it last night.

Offense looks good, and will improve with time. Morris is solid. Duke is great. Period. We need Hurns now.

Defense is a mess. Perryman injured is the worst possible blow.

Special teams is very good.

Luckily our opponents have weaknesses, too. I really dislike the prospect of shootouts, but it seems like we're moving that way.

Kansas State was an awful game. It could be telling, but it is also early. A win vs. Georgia Tech is CRITICAL.

86Cane

Ohio...Thanks, I fixed it. It was a "mental error". LOL

86Cane

LB...Morris is solid? Not against BCC he wasn't. He was erratic at best.

86Cane

#DUUUKE NOT SLOWING DOWN

• True freshman RB Duke Johnson is the first Miami player to score four TDs in a game since Tyrone Moss in 2005 against North Carolina. Only four players in the NCAA had recorded four TDs in a game in 2012. Johnson is now averaging 14.5 yards per play.

• In the first quarter against B-CU, Johnson returned a kickoff 95 yards for Miami’s first score of the game. The return tied Tremain Mack (at Syracuse, 1996) for the eighth-longest kickoff return in Hurricanes history. It was Miami’s third kickoff returned for a touchdown since 2005. In 2005 against Temple, Devin Hester had a 100-yard kickoff return and Lamar Miller notched an 88-yard kickoff return at Ohio State, Sept. 11, 2010.

• Johnson ranks second nationally with 212.67 all-purpose yards per game. That total is 67 yards per contest more than Maryland’s Stefon Diggs, who ranks second in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

• Johnson’s 643 yards on the season account for 40 percent of the Canes’ 1,602 total all-purpose yardage. In FBS football so far this season, 833 players have at least one touchdown. Of those, only two have scored more than Miami’s Duke Johnson.

• In FBS football so far this season, 833 players have at least one touchdown. Of those, only two have scored more than Miami’s Johnson. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas Fresno State’s and Robbie Rouse each have seven.*

• Johnson is the second player to have a receiving, rushing and return TD in a game this season. Giovani Bernard (UNC) also did.*

• The 2011 Hurricanes’ defense/special teams scored a total of four touchdowns from 50 or more yards. After only three games, Johnson already has four 50-plus yard TDs.*

• Against Boston College in the season-opener, Johnson became the first UM freshman RB to rush for 100 or more yards in first college game since Clinton Portis in 1999.

* (thanks to AP writer Tim Reynolds, @ByTimReynolds, for the note)

Ohio_Cane

Longsnapper McNally out for season...

tjl3909

Morris needs to play like Testaverde this weekend and not Kenny Kelly---Is it possible to trade for Geno Smith?

LB

Didn't see film for BC. Saw extras for K. State.

Sorry for confusion.


solarcane

Miami at Georgia Tech--Sept. 22, 2012
FS South ........................................Ga., Ala., Miss., Ky.
FS Carolinas ..................................................... NC, SC
Sun Sports .........................................................Florida
CSN Mid Atlantic ...............................Virginia, DC, Maryland
NESN ........................... Massachusetts, Connecticut
Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine
FS Arizona ........................................................Arizona
FS Tennessee ..................................Tennessee
FS North Plus .................Minnesota, North & South
Dakota, Wisconsin, Idaho
FS Houston ......................................................... Texas
FS Southwest ........................ Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico
FS Prime Ticket ................ Southern California, Central
......................... California, Southern Nevada, Hawaii
FS San Diego........... San Diego, So. Arizona, So. Nevada
FS Wisconsin .............................................. Wisconsin

solarcane

Canespace vs Payspace

To have a sports blog that anyone in your family can read and post on 24/7 365 days a year without wading through politics, porn,bullies and trolls is a very good thing.
To have it as a free gift to us is even more amazing.

No one on this blog now or ever before has been as critical about certain things here than I am with Tom both in private emails and right here on the blog.

Even though I don't always agree with some of Tom's opinions I have utmost respect and gratitude for the things he has done with this blog 99% out of his own pocket for over 5 years.

We all grate on each others nerves at times mostly because we all love the Canes and right now the Canes aren't loving us back

nemo2002

Kansas State was an awful game. It could be telling, but it is also early. A win vs. Georgia Tech is CRITICAL.
Posted by: LB | September 17, 2012 at 09:07 AM

Agreed!

86Cane

We all grate on each others nerves at times mostly because we all love the Canes and right now the Canes aren't loving us back.

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

There IT is right there.

Tsully76

86 gives us Canes fans a forum to express ourselves and some people are gripping about that. In freaking believable. Tom is a super cool dude. So get off the guy back for Christ sake. Panamacitycane its nothing wrong with Sun Life we have a small true die hard fan base of about 25,000, then we anithi 20,000 that like the Canes. after that its either our opponents bringing in a gang of fans. Ohio State, Florida State, etc. Or its Florida, Florida State or a big time game. Then the South Florida want to be scene crowd shows up. Thats just keeping it real.

UMike

Fortunately, GT is one team D-No might actually have the right scheme for! IF we do not get #52 back it will hurt, but I do like EJ44's speed at the LB spot, and we seem to have DB's that can actually tackle. I think we need to be aggressive early and try to build a lead and force them to throw.

tjl3909

GT always throws alot the first series of a game and then runs runs runs

Ohio_Cane

GT always throws alot the first series of a game and then runs runs runs

Posted by: tjl3909 | September 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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That's generally to try and sneak out to a lead because that type of offense isn't built to come from behind to win. It's built to hold a lead though.

solarcane

and we seem to have DB's that can actually tackle.

You are right Mike,
Stone Mitts McGee has been hitting hard and seems to be in the frame more and way more physical

Panamacitycane

Wow I feel like people get a little too defensive on here sometimes. I understand duke is a good running back. And better then any in recent memory. Yes better then Lamar. I was trying to say we need to be better at other positions and blocking is one of them. But it's his third game, if he is all we are going to say is good then who cares if he is the best we still gonna lose. Look at the kstate game he had the big kickoff return but that was it. And that was probably because they had backups getting playing time by then. We have to open our eyes and see that we are screwed for a while. Trust me I want this team to succeed as much as everyone else and I have faith they will. But I'm not confident we will and if we have to rely on one guy like we do every year then we are done. It's been the same lame excuses for years now... oh we r young, our coach stinks, shalala, our qb stinks, just excuses for the blind that don't see we are heading to the bottom and I don't know if we can get back out because their is no local support for them at games, if I was in high school I want to play to crowds not a few like it was in high school.

Jiggafras

This is a perfect game to step up. We are back to square one, everyone down on the team. This should let us know if these kids are ready to fight, win or lose or will they lay down and take it. We will see if Golden is changing the mentality.

solarcane

ACC playerts of the week rookie

ROOKIE - Duke Johnson, Miami, Fr., RB, 5-9, 183, Miami, Fla. Johnson accounted for 245 all-purpose yards in four touchdowns in Miami's 38-10 home-opening win over Bethune-Cookman. The freshman rushed 14 times for career-high 94 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson also posted three receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown - a 50-yard TD reception in the third quarter. He added 95-yard kickoff return for a TD in the first quarter. The return is tied for eighth-longest in UM history and was the first kickoff return for a TD by a Hurricane since Lamar Miller in 2010. Johnson became first Miami player to score four TDs in game since Tyrone Moss in 2005 against UNC and is the 10th FBS player since the start of 2006 season to have a receiving, rushing and return TD in the same game. Johnson has 638 all-purpose yards through three games with six touchdowns.


UMike

Jigga..I agree..if we go on the road and beat GT then we are 3-1 and 2-0 in the ACC. Also, there is a big difference imo in being young with guys like Duke, Bush, Howard, McCord, Perryman, E. Johnson etc and being young with guys like Ray Ray, VT, Forston, Etc...I truly believe Golden is recruiting a different type of player. This COULD have been a veteran team with a load of freshman talent added in, but our old buddy Rosenthals changed that. My only 2 concerns with this program are D-No and what seems like the lack of big time d-tackles.

86Cane

NOTES

n Georgia Tech has not allowed a point in the second or third quarters this season. The Yellow Jackets are outscoring opponents 52-0 in those two quarters.

n Tech opponents have scored a combined 43 points this season, with 15 of those points coming on the game’s last play from scrimmage or in overtime.

n Just an oddity: both FBS programs in the state of Georgia won by identical scores of 56-20 on Saturday.

n Three of the ACC’s top 10 rushers are Yellow Jackets: Tevin Washington (t-2nd), Zach Laskey (6th) and Orwin Smith (10th).

n Tech will be facing one of the ACC’s top offensive threats Saturday in Miami’s Duke Johnson, who leads the ACC in scoring, touchdowns and all-purpose yards and is tied for second in rushing.

n Georgia Tech (44.0 ppg) and Miami (30.7) combine to average 74 points per game.

n The Yellow Jackets lead the ACC and rank sixth nationally in pass efficiency rating (180.6).

n Two future Georgia Tech opponents – Clemson (10th) and Georgia (5th) – are ranked in the top 10 nationally (AP poll).

n In Paul Johnson’s five seasons at Tech, the Jackets have scored 50-plus points five times.

orange 'n green in the vein

The last six words up there UMike is why the line is growing by 3.5 points. If you can't stop the dive you can't stop the option so first things first, who's stuffing the dive? Smith? Not sold on him. The underclassmen? Maybe this is their coming out party? Robinson and Porter could do it but ones snake bitten as usual and the other is better getting up field and pissing off his coaches for making plays in the backfield like that than he is engaging a center/guard and shedding them so he'll likely not see the field much.

Ohio_Cane

Surprise, surprise... Duke is ACC Rookie of the Week.

herbieibis

Hello spacers, it's time for Herbie's weekly rant. Once again I didn't get a chance to see the game but from what I have read, it's the same old song & dance. The defense is a mess, oh sure we held Betty Cookman to 350 total yds or so of total "O" but we can't stop the run on a consistent basis and now we are supposedly getting led to the slaughter house when we play Ga. Tech. We have to hold Tech around 200 yds on the ground to have a chance to beat them. Easier said then done. Yes there are several young pups on defense who better learn assignment football real quick or Tech too, will hang half a hundred on us. Perryman will be out a while and most likely his ankle will bother him the rest of the season because you know they'll have him in there whether completely healthy or not. Lets face it we need help on the D-line. We do have some kids that I believe will become stars, it just won't be this year. We can pound DeNo all we want but in all honesty, we new we had a problem at D-Tackle and we keep getting average players at that position. The bleeding will not stop until we can address this problem, the same goes for Linebacking. We can have all the talent in the world at DB & DE but who's going to get any push up the middle or who's going to stop the run up the middle?
Can or will Morris lead us out of mediocracy, I doubt it! We have to get our Vanilla Fudge offense into high gear. Open it up. It's going to be a coin flip each week, so see which Morris shows up. We have 2 games left on our schedule that aren't winable, FSU & N.Dame. The rest depending on which team shows up, are winnable. Now we might have to score 35 to 38 pts to win them but it can be done. We have enough talent on offense, to reach those numbers, if we don't play not to lose. The Herb has spoken!

LB

"We all grate on each others nerves at times mostly because we all love the Canes and right now the Canes aren't loving us back"

+1. Canespace has given me the opportunity to communicate with some truly excellent people.

tjl3909

They are closing an Irish newspaper and 120 people will lose their jobs for publishing topless pics of Kate:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/385221/20120917/kate-middleton-topless-photos-irish-daily-stae.htm

I hope soup doesn't publish any topless ones or the space may get shut down!

raizecane


Morris needs to play like Testaverde this weekend and not Kenny Kelly---Is it possible to trade for Geno Smith?

Posted by: tjl3909 | September 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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Hopefully, not the Testaverde that decided to throw 5 int's to Penn State.

raizecane


1. Canespace has given me the opportunity to communicate with some truly excellent people.

Posted by: LB | September 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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Anytime LB.....hahahahaha

Jiggafras

Posted by: UMike | September 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Definately. A part of me is glad those guys are gone because, the quicker Golden can have his own team and in some ways alot of people like to fall back to the old "Its Shannon players" line. And you and i share the same concerns. I feel like all we need now is a great batch of Monster DTs and our team will be set, if you look at depth and projections at each position. In 2 years our secondary will be sick, Kirby Perryman and EJ44 should be a star group at LB hopefully Big 6 will be in that group, our DEs should be fine McCord is star power along with chick, one thing we lack is star power at DT and there is no great D i can remember without that and then our LBs can make plays. Golden needs to get 4 DTs in the class imo,not serviceable players. Bryant is star power, hopefully he stick, we need another Star there. The guys we have now may develop into stars but none jump out at you at this point....i think Pierre will be a star in year. He is constantly in the back field but he is just not strong enough yet. The rest are serviceable but we need penetration right up the middle.

Then you move to the offensive side, Ryan Williams will be a SR in 2 years, Olsen will be a redshirt So plus the other guys we have. We will have the Duke and hopefully Sony Michel and others. And our WRs and TEs should be on point with the group they are bringing in this year added to last year. Our OL is quite young too, Linder will be gone in 2 years and Henderson but i don't think that will be a problem, we have Kehoe to coach up these guys and Gall is just nasty from Ohio.

The reason i focus on 2 years is because next year we have to play VT, FSU and UNC on the road again, plus we have UF on the schedule. But in 2 years, we have all our tough opponents down here in south florida.

The biggest thing i worry about, is No'D he is the only one i see preventing us from being NT contenders in 2 years. He has not shown me anything in 15 games. NT teams defenses don't play that passive shit he plays hoping the offense makes a mistake instead of forcing them into one. He has also not shown the ability to make any adjustments, despite having a whole offseason to prepare for K State, he could not show one hint of understanding of how to stop them. I know the team is young but it irks me that he continues to blame the players. BTW saying it was MEs that cause problems is blaming the players in case you guys don't know.

I fear that we will have NT talent but 9 win coaching on D. I dread it. I still believe in Golden and Utough, not the same for No'D and the next m'fer that brings up Temple is getting punched in their shhhh.

LB

Our depth in the front seven is razor thin. Are there any new names in recruiting?

tjl3909

Ok Raize--How bout Jim Kelly!! not K Kelly

Ohio_Cane

U may delete when ready CEO.

Posted by: 4-Real | September 17, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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Ask and U shall receive, fake 4-Real.

UMike

4-Real...that was hilarious lol

UMike

Fake or not..was funny lol

UMike

I do think we have more going good for us, than against us..imo

UMike

I agree the DT's may be this missing piece of the puzzle along with a new D-coordinator and and improved D'No...if you look at the dominate SEC teams, and even FSU, they have great DT's. Maybe we need to go out of state, idk, but we got to find some.

Lou of M

to be real with all of you, the only thing i want from this year is 4 more wins so we can subtract another bowl game ban.

CGNC

Let's Go Canes!!

CGNC


Stone Mitts McGee has been hitting hard and seems to be in the frame more and way more physical

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Yes!!! He is going to get an INT one of these days

solarcane

Hope we don't schedule Aloha HS in Oregon for homecoming anytime soon

Thomas Tyner Rushes for 644 Yards, 10 TDs in a High School Game

CoCane

McGee got a INT at KSU CGNC

THE MAN

That attendance was truly pathetic! How in the world will they ever get any elite recruits with that nonsense? There is a lot more problems to UM football besides the D coordinator. The players, coaches and fans need to be held more accountable. I understand that there is a lot to do in Miami, blah blah blah, but that is ridiculous! They really need a smaller stadium that better suits the university and fan base...

86Cane

Thomas Tyner Rushes for 644 Yards, 10 TDs in a High School Game

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2012 at 03:09 PM

I got tired just thinking about that.

RaizeCane told me about the time he once ran for 644 yards, but the PoPo was chasing him so that doesn't really count, does it?

LB

"That attendance was truly pathetic! How in the world will they ever get any elite recruits with that nonsense? There is a lot more problems to UM football besides the D coordinator. The players, coaches and fans need to be held more accountable. I understand that there is a lot to do in Miami, blah blah blah, but that is ridiculous! They really need a smaller stadium that better suits the university and fan base..."

Cane fans are smart fans. Fans hold sway over the university by influencing cashflow (tickets, jerseys, etc.). There are tons of things to do in south Florida (more than say, Birmingham, Morgantown, or Manhattan). When they win, they will come. Guaranteed.

As for elite recruits, it's already been done. Chickillo, Duke, Howard, and Grimble were all five-stars recruited by Golden. Kevin Olsen is coming in 2013 (as well as Burns, Dobard, and Carter). Playing time is a big deal, and every position is open every week... especially now. See Bush, E. Johnson, etc.

The players are absolutely being held accountable. See the revolving depth chart.

The coaches? We'll see. The first quarter of the season is soon to close. We must beat Georgia Tech. End of story.

My biggest concern with the team isn't the defense. It isn't the coaches. Those who know my rants know exactly what's coming...

...it's the fact that we haven't won a bowl game since 2006.

The middle of the season is going to be killer. Beat Ga. Tech. Get some momentum. Let's go.

CGNC


McGee got a INT at KSU CGNC

Posted by: CoCane | September 17, 2012 at 03:10 PM

That's right. Well then he will get ANOTHER one - LOL

CGNC

Cane fans are smart fans. Fans hold sway over the university by influencing cashflow (tickets, jerseys, etc.). There are tons of things to do in south Florida (more than say, Birmingham, Morgantown, or Manhattan). When they win, they will come. Guaranteed.


Posted by: LB | September 17, 2012 at 03:29 PM

Agreed. You should see B of A stadium here in Charlotte when the Panthers are stinking it up - you could sit anywhere you wanted

CGNC

Hi Solar - getting a lot of rain here today

myndraize

With perryman out hopefully G.Paul can handle the mlb spot til DP gets back,i have no confidence in J.Gaines and maybe just maybe R.Kirby might be ready (PLEASE!)

Ohio_Cane

myndraize, Kirby won't be ready this week. He's just now back to jogging.

I bet Gaines has more snaps than Gionni vs GT simply because he's experienced playing against the triple option, not because he's the better player.

myndraize

It looks and sounds like S.Henderson may take someone's starting spot.Personally i would like to see a combo of Henderson&Flowers,Bunche looks like he's a bit tenative waiting to get steamed rolled

CGNC

Ohio - have there been any Curtis Porter sightings?

Ohio_Cane

Ohio - have there been any Curtis Porter sightings?

Posted by: CGNC | September 17, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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Still an unknown as of yesterday. Haven't heard from today's walkthrough/practice

myndraize

Damn no Kirby huh,just don't wanna see EJ trying to be superman and do it all yeeaa for T'Corn

Tsully76

Lol at the lame their is so much to do crap. Every city in America got movie theaters, bowling alleys, parks, courts, fields, sports bars. Etc. So tired of these lame fairweather fans with all their lame excuses. Lb are u high to compare Birmingham with Morgantown and Manhattan Ks. Stop acting crazy. The only difference is South Florida has pro teams which they don't.support except the Hea. Yet u are throwing out this lame crap about so much to do. Translation I am a fairweather fan and I could give two craps about the Canes or sports in general.

Ohio_Cane

I'll say this once, and only once: If I lived close (within a few hours drive), I'd be at every game, every year. End of story.

UMike

I dont know how talented or fast Tyrone Cornelius is, but every time I look at him he reminds me of so much that was wrong with the RS era....He has been here 3 years and is the same size as our DB's...how can a LB not get not get any bigger, especially after TWO UToughs? Tells me he just doesnt want it. I could be 100% wrong, but I HATE looking at that thin little guy lined up at LB

UMike

Ohio..Im the same way

solarcane

sully,

I grew up in and lived in Ft Lauderdale for over 50 yrs

I have lived in rural N Georgia for 7 years
There is NO comparison to what distractions good and bad are available to folks in South Florida compared to rural areas like here.

Football is king here because it is the common social activity that gathers people from small town to small town together.
You can hunt fish attend a county fair or you can go see the Dawgs or Jackets play.

Unless you have lived in a big city and then a tiny farming district I don't think you can really know how much bigger football is to country folks with little else to do than to average city dwellers with entertainment available 24/7.


Tsully76

Exactly Ohio Cane

herbieibis

UMike,

Corny is from that by-gone era, that Shannon still lived in, small LB's that could run.6'1 220. We got away with for years because we were so fast and since it's the vogue thing to do and we were trend setters, everyone else went out and got more speed but the difference being the size to go with it. Bama has LB's that are 6'3 245 running 4'6's and that be on the small size for them.
Dam straight Ohio, If I lived close I'd be at the games too! Don't get me wrong I love the beach but I'm married to my Canes.

UMike

solar..I agree 100%..grew up in Miami, lived in South Florida until 3 years ago. Football is definitely king in these small country towns. There dont even car about the Titans lol, from youth league, to middle school, to high school to college, football is definitely king.

solarcane


Mark Richt has been selling Ford trucks on TV here for as long as he's been HC at Georgia.
If Golden did an orange juice commercial we would get cut 5 scholarships and a bowl game.

Montreal-Cane

...Even though I don't always agree with some of Tom's opinions I have utmost respect and gratitude for the things he has done with this blog 99% out of his own pocket for over 5 years...

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Once again you are right on Solar.

solarcane

Mike how many houses you drive past with Warrior Pride, or an Eagle lives here sign in every front yard? lol

The COUNTY I live in has 3 traffic lights, ask soup ocala or skool if its rural up here.

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