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September 26, 2012

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Gin & Tonic

If Miami leans on the o-line and establishes a dominate run game, they should wear the pack out by mid third quarter.

It seemed like in the loss @ K-state, Miami tried to rely on a finesse game on offense. Use the o-line and rotate between James, Clements, and Johnson.

Brevardcane

VH3???

canezilla

EVERY YEAR THERE IS A TEAM IN THE NCAA THAT SURPRISES THE NATION.COULD IT BE MIAMI THIS YEAR?

Ohio_Cane

From the previous blog...

The Dude, I missed the earlier post but just went back and looked. Let me see:

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We really dont have but a few more spots left.

1 QB Olsen
2 RB Collins
3 RB Lewis III
4 FB/TE Johnson
5 TE Standish
6 OL Kerr
7 OL Gall
8 OL Kirkland?
9 WR Jean-Louis
10 WR Cunningham?
11 NT Bryant
12 DT (Bostwick?)
13 LB (Thomas?)
14 LB (Grace or Ngakoue?)
15 DE (I dont know)
16 CB Burns
17 DB Carter
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Looks about right, Dude.

A couple notes:

- Kirkland: loves Canes, but FSWho lurks.

- Cunningham: I have no idea on, except Bama, ND, OK St and Stanford are in the mix.

- Bostwick: Yes, we get him, IMO.

- Thomas: Boy I hope so, but this will probably be a :wait-and-see till signing day" type deal

- Grace: Yes, all Cane, IMO.

- Yannick Ngakoue: Toss up. Just decommited from Maryland and is high on Canes, but no idea with him. We'd be lucky to have him tho.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 26, 2012 at 03:01 PM

JameriCANE

Really good article. On an unrelated note, when are the 'Canes going to get new uniforms? The ones they are using are the ones changed for Randy Shannon's regime. We need new uniforms for the "Golden era".

canezilla

I DONT CARE IF WE USE PRACTICE JERSEYS FOR GAMES..JUST WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CGNC

^^I second that Zilla!

CGNC

Mike James will activate his beast mode this Saturday

CGNC

ATLANTIC DIVISION - First Place

Florida State 2-0


COASTAL DIVISION - First Place

Miami 2-0

That is all

Pre83

Posted by: TonyCane | September 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I may be a touch more optimistc than you TonyCane. If we win our next 2, one of which is on the road vs a top 10 team, I will go out on a limb and say we get to between 17 or 19. But yeah, beating NCST and getting ranked is a stretch. It will really depend on how we win.

Posted by: The Dude | September 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM


If Miami win they will be ranked...BUT ONLY for television marketing purposes.

The world of college football is shameless and they will find a way to get the Canes ranked, even if it's #25, so as to market it as a battle of two ranked teams seeking a return to national prominence, yada, yada, yada...

I honestly could care less about rankings. I know it goes against human nature, but I wish the team would view the process as one play, one series, one quarter, one half, one game at a time.

Everything will take care of itself

canezilla

WE ONLY GOT 1 VOTE IN THE AP POLL! NO WAY WE JUMP 16 TEAMS TO BECOME #25 AFTER BEATING NC STATE..THAT GETS A CHILD PLEASE!!!

86Cane

- Grace: Yes, all Cane, IMO.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 26, 2012 at 03:25 PM

Sounds like U been talking to Hassan? ;-)

86Cane

Mike James will activate his beast mode this Saturday

Posted by: CGNC | September 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM

I thought he did that LAST week? LOL

If he scored FOUR TDs last week and is waiting to go BEAST mode this week then there's no telling what he is capable of!

86Cane

JameriCANE...good to see U still lurking around the blog. U should post comments more often, I'm sure U have something to say about 'dem Canes?

j.w.

Amen, zilla. Just win guys.

MassivCane

My biggest concern is that this game will be a trap. Next week we play Notre Damn. I am sure the players are looking forward to that game. Hope Golden gets these kids focused for this game and then Sunday start getting them ready for ND in Chicago. I hope Duke and MJ got Beast mode then.

Tsully76

No conference game is a trap game. Smh. Btw I could give two craps about the Notre Dame game this ain't 1987 when both teams were independent. Conference games are first priority every thing else falls into place. See you Canespacers at Sun Life Saturday morning

Brevardcane

Anything on VH3 or has that ship sailed?

86Cane

See you Canespacers at Sun Life Saturday morning

Posted by: Tsully76 | September 26, 2012 at 05:45 PM

Rise and shine,
And give Canes the glory, glory,
Rise and shine...

LaQuinton

Vh3 commited (%verbally) to uf months back. We got plenty of young corners we need defensive tackles

Brevardcane

True true

Hassan

No way we are rated unless we blow out NC State like 50-7 or something AND at least 2-3 teams from 20 down lose in front of us then Maybe we can pick up enough votes to be 24 or 25.


Some guys might come out lethargic this weekend but Mike James and Duke Johnson will not, I say establish a run game early and keep NC State off the field and keep the ball away from the NC State ball hawks.

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 26, 2012 at 03:25 PM

Are we going after and DEs that you know of? Seems to me we could still use some bodies there. I'd also like to see us get a redzone WR.

tjl3909

In year past when Randy had a big win every one would start talking ranking/bowls etc until we get beat the following week. I dont think that will happen anymore-I think AG will keep them focused on the task at hand, not look forward past the opponent, and not to read the press clippings. NC State can beat us but I'll take the Canes 31-29

The Dude

The thing is that even if Miami is super focused and fights like hell, they could still lose this game. We are not all that. Now, If we have some how figured out how to play defense, then we will probably win. If not, then its either another barn burner or we get blown out because the offense doesnt show up either. All I am hoping for this weekend is some timely D. A pick on our side of the field, a stop on 3rd down, a sack that forces a FG. I think we are starting to figure out who we are offensively, which if recent history means anything, its just about time to sh*t the bed. Defensively speaking, I am really hoping there is at least enough confidence after last weeks win to at least stop the bleeding.

Tsully76

The Negative Nancies b****ing will commence in 5,4,3,2,1.

Tsully76

86 or OGV would one of you gentlemen do the road to Charlotte. That should be our first goal to start every season. Winning our Division, having a chance to win our Conference, and then a chance to win the National Championship.

LaQuinton

Only thing I would change about d'no is his philosophy "bend don't break" is verrrryyyyy weak. I want a remember the titans type style don't cross the Los type shhi*

AnthonyJManis aka Antcane

Amen Sully....All CANES fans are aware of what could happen but it ain't. Get your butt in the stands. I'll be there how bout U

AnthonyJManis aka Antcane

I'll be Duking it all the way down the turnpike from Lake to SLS.

The Dude

Posted by: Tsully76 | September 26, 2012 at 09:14 PM

My bad! Canes 1,476,244 NCST -60. Go Canes!

86Cane

Antcane...I'm going to the game from Winter Haven. Used to live in Clermont (Lake County) and drive to Games also.

FILL THE STANDS, LETS GO CANES!

Tsully76

AntCane leaving from Montgomery, Alabama in the morning will see you and 86 and other Canespacers at Sun Life on Saturday. Fill the Stands, Let's go Canes.

SJMPARMAN

Not that it is a big deal but there is an error on the facts. It says no active player played against NC State in 2008. That is not correct. In Tim Reynolds article today, he identified two players on each team who played in that game.

"According to the player participation charts the schools posted after their 2008 meeting, only two players who were on the field that day will likely play in Saturday's matchup. Miami receiver Davon Johnson recorded one tackle in that game after the Hurricanes threw an interception; N.C. State linebacker Sterling Lucas was involved in two tackles that day, both of them against former Miami running back Javarris James."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/25/v-print/3020925/nc-state-miami-playing-for-1st.html#storylink=cpy

SJMPARMAN

I remember that game well because I took the family to the game in Raleigh. I was hoping to turn my 7 year old boy into a Canes fan. He got caught up in the excitement at the stadium, especially the fans yelling Wolf on one side of the stadium and the fans on the other side responding by saying Pack on the other side.

Jacory replaced an ineffective Marve in the second half and proceeded to hit wide open NC State players with passes repeatedly during the second half. Russell Wilson was the QB for NC State that day and was awesome. He ran through Miami's defense for like 60 yards.

This was like a week after GT ran over us for like 4 million, er I mean 400 yards but we still had a shot at the Coastal with a win at State. My son turned into an NC State fan that day. He backed off them considerably last year but he still isn't a Miami fan. I think he likes agitating me, lol.

I went to that game not knowing much about NC State or Russell Wilson and thinking we would clobber them. Probably like GT fans went into that game last week against us. I saw a little of NC State against Tennessee, maybe a quarter or so while channel surfing. I don't have any idea of how good they are or how bad they are or how average they are. But O'Brien is a good coach. I wouldn't under estimate him or his team. The Canes better be ready.

raizecane

Anything on VH3 or has that ship sailed?

Posted by: Brevardcane | September 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM

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I personally liked Van Halen's first album best.... LOL

WWIN

 I was hoping to turn my 7 year old boy into a Canes fan. He got caught up in the excitement at the stadium, especially the fans yelling Wolf on one side of the stadium and the fans on the other side responding by saying Pack on the other side.

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | September 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Sad day in sports history, Damn it :-(

The Brown Recluse

Yes...2008. Remember it well. The Canes whipped VT at home, and earned a #23 ranking. Then went to Atlanta and got schooled in the ways of the triple option...kicked out of the Top 25. Then there was the NC State game, where the whole team underachieved.

I have noticed that the Canes always have a let down after an emotional victory ala 2008. The Canes were full of emotion and energy for VT, but totally shat the bed for the Yellowjackets.

The Canes exorcised the North Carolina demon, exorcised the Georgia Tech demon, when will the Virginia Tech demon be cast out? Oh well first things first beat NC State, sack Glennon, stay healthy!

It's all about the U!

Panamacitycane

Luckily I think this team is young and golden has their minds in the right place..they should be able to win this game. Win or lose when its time for the next game you have to worry about the moment and not the past or future!

SJMPARMAN

I saw something in the team last week that I haven't seen in a really long time. If I was anywhere close to the stadium this week, I would attend the game.

These player ARE different. They have the will to win. I expect them to win. They truly deserve the support of this team. I brought up the 2008 game because that was the last time I felt that way. When you commit to a family ALL IN moment you do so because you BELIEVE. Of course, I bought those tickets before the GT debacle in 2008 but I still thought winning was an afterthought.

I am not saying NC State will be any afterthought. But there was a will to win on display last week that I haven't seen since the early part of this millenium. I expect it to continue this week.

canezilla

• No active player on Miami’s roster has faced NC State.
WASNT DAVON JOHNSON ON THE TEAM LAST TIME WE PLAYED THEM?

canezilla

According to the player participation charts the schools posted after their 2008 meeting, only two players who were on the field that day will likely play in Saturday’s matchup. Miami receiver Davon Johnson recorded one tackle in that game after the Hurricanes threw an interception; N.C. State linebacker Sterling Lucas was involved in two tackles that day, both of them against former Miami running back Javarris James.'''' PER ESPN

tjl3909

What ever happened to this blogs favorite whipping boy patchan? I have seen 2 gaytor games and not a glimpse of him. also you think Jacoby Brissett is having 2nd thoughts? Driskel is starting and playing well-looks like JB will sit the pine the next 3 years.

86Cane

SJM and Zilla...the "facts" came directly from UM so apparently they got it wrong?

Off to the 321...

canezilla

WE CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH !!!!!!!

BigWindyCane1

Golden has a new generation of Canes, and last year 40 players failed the conditiioning test in August, and this August all passed.

That says a lot about culture change and work habits under Golden. I think the Canes will be ready and they will respond.

canezilla

DIDNT SEE YOUR POST SJM .U BEAT ME TO IT.CANT WAIT FOR SATURDAY NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AT 6am TO GET READY TO TAILGATE AT 8

Brevardcane

Good article by manny on Eddie Johnson at the herald site

Ohio_Cane

Davon Johnson had 1 tackle in the game in 08, and one of their LB's had 2 tackles, both on Baby J

LB

1 QB Olsen
2 RB Collins
3 RB Lewis III
4 FB/TE Johnson
5 TE Standish
6 OL Kerr
7 OL Gall
8 OL Kirkland?
9 WR Jean-Louis
10 WR Cunningham?
11 NT Bryant
12 DT (Bostwick?)
13 LB (Thomas?)
14 LB (Grace or Ngakoue?)
15 DE (I dont know)
16 CB Burns
17 DB Carter

...and another prospect whose name shall remain nameless. It also wouldn't surprise me if another linebacker showed up on the radar, too.

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"“He’s physical and just nasty,” Barrow said. “He tries to hit somebody like they stole his bike.” - via Herald, re: Eddie Johnson.

canezilla

EDDIE JOHNSON IS IN FRESHMAN BEAST MODE

pbcfrcane13

http://www.capitalonebowl.com/

Vote for our boy cant lose to NCSU mascot and lose to them this week! lol

SwagGirl

Vote for our boy cant lose to NCSU mascot and lose to them this week! lol

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | September 27, 2012 at 09:16 AM

Done... Please vote we are losing :-(

LB

"Vote for our boy cant lose to NCSU mascot and lose to them this week! lol"

Done. Tell Cane Nation to get off their butts.

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"also you think Jacoby Brissett is having 2nd thoughts? Driskel is starting and playing well-looks like JB will sit the pine the next 3 years."

Second and third thoughts.

Beat N.C. State, baby. Turn those wolves into puppies!

Ohio_Cane

Jon Bastian: Cornerback Quincy Wilson Attending Miami-NC State Game - http://t.co/EjLzK7DH

Clwtrdan

Patchan= Torn bicep. Back next week.
NC State has some beasts on defense so we will have to have some mauling from the Oline for us to win. Morris better stop throwing to the little girl in the 3rd row if we have any chance of winning. That being said, our babies have a few games under their belts against some big Olines and could respond with a carjacking. I say Canes 23 NC State 13.

Ohio_Cane

Raising Canes preview - "Georgia Tech"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5HnoxL5EVA

Hassan


Conditioning is the #1 thing the Great Jimmy Johnson advised Coach Golden to fix.

Case in point, Phillip Dorsett plays on ST and O had over 180 yards received and runs on kickoff's and PR. He probably ran 4 miles in that game and was tackled a dozen times. He looked strong and fast in the 4th qtr and OT. Compare this to last year when Lamar Miller would routinely take himself out of games even during critical situations because he needed a breather.

Not to mention our OL is mauling people esp in the 4th qtr. I want to see Linder step up because Felciano is knocking heads around when he pulls

calGary Cane

Posted by: Hassan | September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

So true. I used to cringe when I saw our players hold up 4 fingers during Shannon's time. It was insanely stupid as they were always cramping, even in the second quarter. It's amazing how unrealistic those guys were.

BLH

Hassan

Your point on conditioning is well taken. Clearly this team is in better condition than years past.

However, I would just question your comment and not take as gospel that Lamar Miller "would routinely take himself out of games even during critical situations because he needed a breather."

Unless you can specifically cite sources or enumerate specific examples of when this happened, I am somewhat skeptical.

By no means am I saying that Miller was a perfect back, nor that he couldn't have been better conditioned, but this seems like a speculative stretch to me.

Ohio_Cane

I'm pretty sure LM6 took himself out of a lot of games at times was to rest his shoulder because of pain he couldn't play through.

CaneRock

Posted by: Hassan | September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Yup.
I YTed the 2008 game against NCST, and we looked SORRY AS HELL!

And great points on Dorsett...

"Case in point, Phillip Dorsett plays on ST and O had over 180 yards received and runs on kickoff's and PR. He probably ran 4 miles in that game and was tackled a dozen times. He looked strong and fast in the 4th qtr and OT."

##I never looked at it that way.

Hassan


When I got here I would not even classify him in the top 50 percent of the team in conditioning
– Al Golden (football)
SOURCE: ESPN

I do not have time to research specifics but i recall many times driving the ball and Miller taking himself out of games and even announcers talking about it because of his lack of conditioning, his last year at UM he improved in that area thanks to AL Golden but he could have done much more if in the type of condition this year's team is.

Ohio_Cane

Manny - Good news. UM injury report lists LB Raphael Kirby as probable; LB Denzel Perryman still out

BLH

First of all, I thought we were talking about his last year. So you do acknowledge that he was in better condition. Please don't be offended, but no one's recall from games is reliable enough to make such a broad assertion. I happen to recall that Miller went down pretty easily unless he was running free, but I wouldn't put that out there as an absolute without being sure, or at least qualifying it as an opinion based on observation

I would agree that he would have benefitted from better conditioning, as would anybody. I am not a Miller apologist, my point is that when you make blanket statements like you did, don't expect them to go unchallenged. You put it out as fact, rather than opinion, and Ohio's explanation could be just as likely

Don't take his the wrong way, from what I read on here, you provide valuable content, I'm just not taking that type of statement as gospel fact. It is precisely because I take your comments seriously, and respect what you have to say, that I am responding to you.

Hassan


Ohio and BLH I am not sure what game you guys watch, LM6 was not taking himself out of games because his shoulder hurt, he lacked conditioning and this was clear and even discussed by coach Golden.

Ohio_Cane

Hassan, I know that Golden has said when he got here that LM6 wasn't in shape. At all.

However, it's not like U could make the distinction from watching TV whether he came out of the game because his shoulder hurt or was out of breath. Golden said numerous times since he left that there wasn't a day that went by where LM6's shoulder was healthy. He said it hurt him in games and he rarely practiced fully throughout the week.

Hassan


He was def hurt as well Ohio, but many of us fans and people in the know was furious because this guy would always come out on key 3rd downs and when the team was driving. I am too busy to research the exact games but this happened quite a few times. Conditioning is now something we can count on rather then get beat by. Wait til Duke is 205 how vicious will that stiff arm be then.

BLH

I see you are entrenched in your opinion, so let me conclude by saying that my recollection of the reason he would come out on third downs on many occasions, was for blocking reasons on obvious passing downs.

But I'm not putting that out there as fact.

Pre83

Some great throwback pieces - for the old timers such as Fran and Harry Miller, or for anyone else that appreciates vintage images of the U from way back in the day...

http://asgardpress.com/13-Miami

3G Cane

Raising Canes preview - "Georgia Tech"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5HnoxL5EVA

Posted by: Ohio_Cane
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The full video is going to be EPIC... and that is a FACT!

Ohio_Cane

The full video is going to be EPIC... and that is a FACT!

Posted by: 3G Cane | September 27, 2012 at 01:55 PM
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Yep! Comes out Saturday or Sunday.

Hassan

Whoo HOOO i got tickets to the game!!!

Dan Sileo has a special 3 for $93 lower bowl.

BLH I am entrenched because not only did al golden mention it and Fisch but the announcers as well. Go look at the games they wanted to give him more carries but he basically could not handle the load. I am still a Miller fan but he is not on the level of Portis Mcgahee etc but he is fun to watch break those long runs

Hassan

Winslow Released from Pats...bad knee

Ohio_Cane

Winslow asked for his release, but he does have a bad knee

CaneRock

Did Miller even participate in U-Tough last season, or was He running track?

Ohio_Cane

Man, Chickillo's sister is... Well, HOTTTTT!

Ohio_Cane

Looks like 247 sports finally got the memo on Ricky Town...

2015 California QB Ricky Town is emerging (FREE, MOBILE) http://bit.ly/SDJhR8

WWIN

Ohio,

Where did you see his sister??

Hassan

Did Miller even participate in U-Tough last season, or was He running track?

Posted by: CaneRock | September 27, 2012 at 02:49 PM
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He ran the indoor season but not the outdoor. He was criticized by coach Golden although he had a big spring game for his conditioning, from May til August he worked hard to get into better condition, not tip top but improved from where he was the previous season.

Old Skool

Next comes the movie....

A key witness – "Victim 1" – against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has a book deal and will soon reveal his identity.

Ballantine Bantam Dell announced Thursday that "Silent No More: Victim #1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky," is coming out Oct. 23. The memoir will be co-written by the victim's mother and psychologist.

canezilla

YEAH SHE HOT!!! BUT WEARING JORTS!! ILL LET IT SLIDE THIS TIME AND NEXT TIME

Ohio_Cane

YEAH SHE HOT!!! BUT WEARING JORTS!! ILL LET IT SLIDE THIS TIME AND NEXT TIME

Posted by: canezilla | September 27, 2012 at 03:46 PM
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And the time after that, and the time after that?

Me too.

Montreal-Cane

Dan Sileo - Sileo Special: 3 tickets for $93
http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205700222#.UGSQ89GJQ5w.twitter

PROUD TO BE A CANE!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 27, 2012 at 03:46 PM

Ohio i hope there will be over 50,000 fans...

UMike

I do recall many times in crunch situations or drives that Miller was not in the game..and not after a big hit. Obviously I don't know why, but most of he time it did not seem like he was hurting at all. I remember asking myself a few times "why isn't miller in there"...especially late in the game.

canezilla

I HOPE WE HAVE A GOOD CROWD THIS SATURDAY.THIS TEAM NEEDS IT

WWIN

Be an Canes advocate. Use Twitter & Facebook to encourage folks to attend this weekend's game. Goal is 65,000+ Let's make it happen. -- Papa Cane (@ByPapaCane)

86Cane

Good article by manny on Eddie Johnson at the herald site

Posted by: Brevardcane | September 27, 2012 at 08:25 AM

Good job Brevard. Next time post a link. We don't mind sharing.

86Cane

Conditioning is the #1 thing the Great Jimmy Johnson advised Coach Golden to fix.

Posted by: Hassan | September 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

That is 100% correct.

But there was issue #2 also...

86Cane

Just back from Cocoa/Merritt Island.

What else did I miss?

canezilla


But there was issue #2 also...


Posted by: 86Cane | September 27, 2012 at 05:06 PM
HOTTER CHEERLEADERS?

86Cane

Zilla...U are a bad, bad man. I'm gonna have to takl to "The Shoes" about your recent behavior. LOL

Actually, it was about "transition".

U know what Jimmy did RIGHT with the Cowboys and WRONG with the Dolphins.

But more on that later.

canezilla

WHAT HAPPENS ON CANESPACE. STAYS ON CANESPACE!!!

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