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November 26, 2012

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86Cane

OH AND THAT'S NOT ALL:

University of Miami freshman Duke Johnson was named second-team All-ACC as both a running back and specialist, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). The 2012 All-ACC teams were voted on by 46 ACSMA members.

Johnson, a five-time ACC Rookie of the Week honoree, posted one of the best all-around freshman seasons in program history, accumulating 2,070 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns in 2012. Johnson rushed for a Miami freshman-record 947 yards and 10 TD’s, while amassing the second-most all-purpose yards in program history.

Four Hurricanes received honorable mention honors – redshirt sophomore LG Jon Feliciano, junior RT Seantrel Henderson, junior RG Brandon Linder and sophomore LB Denzel Perryman. Feliciano and Linder started all 12 games along the offensive line in 2012, while Henderson started the season’s final seven games at right tackle. Perryman played in nine games, including five starts at middle linebacker and one at outside linebacker. The hard-hitting Perryman finished second on the team with 64 tackles.

Three Canes were named to the 2011 All-ACC Team by ACSMA – LB Sean Spence (first team), C Tyler Horn (second team) and RB Lamar Miller (second team).

CaneRock

at the start of the season, you all (I didn't) predicted doom and gloom for this season because we are really young. funny how 7-5 is now cause for 'execution.' if you think the record is fine because of where we are, then you have to know that us not having a better record was bound to be the result of a break down in one of the three facets. in this case, it happens to be Defense....deal with it. get a life. support your team and coaches. look to the future...

Posted by: NigeianCane | November 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM

Yup! Couldn't agree more.
And not saying that fooball is easy by any stretch, but since offense is mostly rote, it's easier for a talented freshman to make an impact on offense, as opposed to defense.
It's no accident that Duke,Lewis,Scott,Waters,etc., had an impact this season, because again, that's the nature of offense, that's the nature of the game.


laquinton

Duke Johnson. I say the canes had av great year. A step in the right direction. The d does need some work. .. alot but I see alot top improve on so go canes

CaneRock

And ya'll check out this Raising Canes episode with McCord. And notice the underlying theme of this espisode...SPEED OF THE GAME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W-6S5lJiBY&feature=plcp

"That $hit a lot different swimmin' with Great Whites, than it it is seein' them muthaphuckas on the Discovery Channel." Kobe Bryant

86Cane

These three things remain:

1. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

2. Michael Parker looking good.

3. EJ#44 is still in between.

That is all.

mi@mic@ne

I always thought that the defense was always ahead of the offense because most of the defense is just tackling the ball. And the old adage that defense wins championships in 2012 is the same if you look at who wins championships. So why isnt that philosophy instilled in this team on a daily basis?

Somebody said its easier for a freshman to excel on offense than defense. I dont think thats correct. Because on offense there is a lot of ball handling and learning the plays. Where as if you think too much on defense then your gonna be on your heels instead of attacking the line of scrimmage. So its mostly taking care of your part of the secondary and making sure you in the rite position to get a pick. So defense is mostly reacting to the ball. I dont understand this excessive mental focus.

And we used to talk about man to man coverage like it was our bread and butter. So if we had a a sack on the qb it was because we shut down the hot receiver in our man to man bread and butter. But i hear that man to man cannot work if we do not have a pass rush. But i see on the field that our man to man is never on the level of shutting down the hot receiver. The receiver most of the time is open when the qb sets himself in the pocket. So we never get a sack.

mi@mic@ne

i ll tell you what i saw back in the day... we stopped our opponents by putting ray lewis in the middle and told him to get the guy with the ball... used to see him run from side line to side line bustin heads... lol

mi@mic@ne

When you saw the qb set up ...look at the receiver and then pull the ball down.. you saw a cane d. lol

86Cane

MiamiCane...Perryman was doing that before he got hurt and then they took him out of the middle and put him back outside.

Raphael Kirby is supposedly the answer at MLB next season? If we have Kirby, Perryman and Johnson at LB next year I will feel pretty confident.

mi@mic@ne

By the first game it should be simple enough for the d to be fast enough so that there is consistent gang tackling anywhere on the field. Even if guys learned where to go but were not getting there for some reason then its not simple enough.. how long does it take to bet a little faster than highschool? Maybe the reason we played so much man to man was because it simplified the complicated offenses that we ran up against... i dont know. Are we suppose to see players getting beat consistently until their junior years?

mi@mic@ne

It seems like to me the question is not whether they are learning but do we trust the players talent level to demand that they use it to make up for someone elses mistake because that talent reacts faster than it is able to think.

So really its getting a jump on the receiver through intuition and speed rather than actually thinking of what to do.

Hassan

#44 needs an hour in a padded dark room with Ray Lewis.

mi@mic@ne

i remember back in the day ...schnells... i went out for a try out... and all we did was run patterns and guard receivers...they had done it so much it was damn near impossible to get space...they had reached a certain plateau of stamina and strength through hours of practice.. its hard to explain.

DallasTX Cane

2/3 of the team is trending up - offense & special teams. 7-5 doesn't please any CANES fans, BUT is a heck of a lot better than all the pundits predicted. A lot of promising talent made a showing this season.

Too bad that the "most important" 3rd, the defense, is not trending up. I have patience, but even a blind squirrel gets it...the D was horrific. The DC is responsible. It's not worth typing about any longer.

I think AG is doing well overall especially given the condition of the program when he arrived and the external pressures of the NCAA problem. Don't kid yourselves; anyone who thinks this program wasnt just about at rock bottom and on the edge a couple of years ago is being delusional. AG is going a good job bringing in talent and laying a foundation for the future. Fixing the D is the next challenge tho. If he doesn't get that done, nothing else will matter in the long run.

The Dude

I dont think 6-6 and 7-5 records earns Golden much wiggle room. I'm not impressed. D'Onofrio better have the defense ready to go next year. Because if I am telling you right now that he sucks and we will never win a championship with him, then Golden had better know that as the Head Coach. If D'Onofrio sucks it up, then Golden sucks it up too. He's married to him as of this season.

roachcane77

Wow, nice post DallasTX Cane! I totally agree.

Also, nice blog article 86. Surprised Duke "The Truth" Johnson only made 2nd team though...

tjl3909

Damn I'm tired but happy. Did all my X mas shopping on cyber Monday. The UPS guy is gonna hate me. I'll be eating ramen the rest of the month too!

CaneRock

The problems I saw on defense this season were fundamental in nature. To use the KSU game as an example, we should've gameplanned better, we should've thought out the box. For one example, we should've treated Klein like a RUNNING THREAT, INSTEAD of taking our best run defenders (Perryman and Johnson) out the box, and treating Him like a PASSING THREAT.

Another problem I saw, was ALIGNMENT...particularly against UVA. An example from that game, is the UVA game winning drive. Our guys were so distracted looking towards the sidelines for the call, that by the time they got to the line, UVA was already in their cadence. Seems to me, we need a better communication system between the sidelines, and the field.

orange 'n green in the vein

Not even honorable mention All-ACC for the one and only Steven Morris? WTF?

So Duke gets the offensive LOF pretty obviously unless somebody has a real good argument for the one and only Steven Morris (I don't, but his is quite good when healthy and settled in the pocket), and now the defensive LOF is . . . man, this is going to be one giant no-prize LOF this year isn't it? McGee? 3G? The LB's were the best players as a corps overall but their two best roster players missed too much time between injuries and suspensions for not doing what they need to do to be members of a team so I'd have to disqualify them on that basis from LOF contention. Bush too based on the two games he missed with the shoulder/neck/concussion(?) whatever it was.

CaneRock

Defense ain't that complicated, courtesy of Bear Bryant:

"8 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF A SOUND RUN DEFENSE:

(These must be ASSIGNED, & understood, in EACH defense)

I. FIRST CONTAIN 1) Outside-in support on the wide play. 2) Take on lead blocker on sweeps and options. Normally responsible for pitch on option.

II. SECOND CONTAIN - 1) Widest man in defense by alignment. 2) Never let ball carrier outside of you. 3) Responsible for the one-out pass. 4) Secondary support always from outside-in.

III. ALLEY - 1. Fill inside Contain if ball cuts up.

IV. FORCE - 1) Normally takes QB on option and sprint or roll out. 2) Squeeze from outside-in the off tackle-hole on play inside. 3) Inside-out support on wide play.

V. TRAIL - 1) Responsible for bootlegs, counters, and reverses when ball starts away.

VI. CUTBACK - 1) Responsible for cutback when ball starts away - do not overrun.

VII. GAP RESPONSIBILITY AND PURSUIT - Interior of defense given gap responsibility and down the line of scrimmage pursuit.

VIII. DEEP PURSUIT - On play away you are the last man in our pattern. You must take a proper course (different from every play) that will enable you to make the play if no one else does."

orange 'n green in the vein

CR going to the guy with a statue next to the one of Stallings and a few streets up from the tornado swatch cut into the town for the straight dope.

UM was getting alley gashed most of this year worst of all, had some cutback problems with the run defense all year too, maybe were good on four most of the year but that's basically half or worse most of the year for run defense, thus the 200+ rushing yards allowed games for the middle 3/4ths of the season.

pbcfrcane13

Do we have to pick a LOF on def? BTw if you didn't listen to the Golden interview with Sedano it was pretty funny....Portis and Channing interviewed with Sedano....Portis pretty much called out NoD

CaneRock

CR going to the guy with a statue next to the one of Stallings and a few streets up from the tornado swatch cut into the town for the straight dope.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | November 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM

Maybe, but remember, the architect of the Miami dynasty was a disciple of Bear. So maybe part of the roots of our dynasty began in Tuscaloosa.

pbcfrcane13

Saying that he has been very critical of the D all year and some of the O play calling/clock managament liked their line of questions to Golden.

BigWindyCane-Forecast1

Very proud of my Canes. They did show progress, although I would like to see the defense play MUCH better.

LOF rookie - Duke Johnson was a legendary player in high school, and he now has had a legendary freshman season. We got a treat this year with Duke, and we are only scratching the surface. Duke is a good young man, from a great family and he has the heart of a lion. Duke hates to loose and he gives it his all.

LOF offense - Morris had a great year -- One of the most productive seasons in Canes history from a yardage standpoint. Clive Wafford stepping up really helped him take the passing game ot another level. With a healthy receiving corp and offensive line coming back, the offense should be really explosive.

LOF defense - Perryman was the only Canes defender to make honorable mention on the All ACC team. Although they had some good individual players, that is what happens when your total defense is the worst in the conference. When Perryman was healthy, he made an impact. Hopefully, Perryman will have a full, healthy year and will lead the LB corp to greatness, but he needs some support from his DTs.

LOF coach - Fisch is a great offensive coach, and he has shown it. The development of Jacory in his final year and in Morris this season is attributable to Fisch. The Canes slump in the middle of the season was attributable to the stiff competition and (my theory) a slight injury to Duke that slowed him down a bit and took the explosive plays away. Fisch will light it up next year, and I think the offense can be a 40+ point offense next year.

solarcane

ogv,
The only thing stopping Morris from being 1st team all ACC is his perception of height and distance.

When he throws long he perceives the receiver to be exactly one arms length deeper than he actually is.

When Morris throws that short out he perceives his receiver to be exactly 2ft 8 inches tall

soup,
nice work lately I read about five blog articles including all comments back to back Sunday and today.
Glad to also read you are taking time off with your sweet wife, good for you!

raizecane

Regardless of sanctions, in year 3 better be some improvement cross the board

Posted by: Sinistercane | November 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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I agree 100%. Many coaches have won a BCS or a NC game with a 3rd year coach and with less talent. Anything less than a ACC title and a BCS birth will be a failure.

Next Years motto should be....... (fill in the blank).

roachcane77

Nice one Solar! LOL (Height & Distance perception... )

solarcane

wad up roach?
good to be here for a few with you guys

Tonycane

For the guy on the last blog who said that Shannon should have been given more time, I don't think that he could have lasted past 2011. The impact of the yahoo article would have probably led to his ouster by the end of the season, if only for image control by the university.

A Shannon led team in 2011 would have landed a better recruiting class, but would be tempered by probable lower qb play by Harris that year. So potentially a sub 6 win season, and no self imposed bowl ban.

So who would Miami have been able to get as hc months after the story broke? Unknown. But whoever they did land would have had to scramble to keep duke, while golden had a year to recruit him and keep him in the fold. Bush and Howard would probably be lost, just as bridge water was lost.

Bottom line, Shannon would not be hc because of the yahoo story, and golden's hiring puts us in a better position than we would have otherwise been in if Shannon had lasted one more year.

roachcane77

Yeah... staying busy... still teaching and coaching.

I'm actually going kayaking on Saturday at the Three Sisters river up near Crystal River with some old high school buds. We reconnected at our 40 yr. reunion back in early October. Should be fun.

solarcane

suweet roach, enjoy it my friend!

Tonycane

Great article tonight!

CaneRock

But whoever they did land would have had to scramble to keep duke, while golden had a year to recruit him and keep him in the fold. Bush and Howard would probably be lost, just as bridge water was lost.

Posted by: Tonycane | November 26, 2012 at 08:30 PM

Duke and Bush would've came to Miami regardless of who the HC was. If anything, Bush is more of a legacy recruit, either 1, or both of His parents were scholar-athletes at UM. As far as Howard is concerned, I don't know.

solarcane

who would have thunk

Miami wins the Coastal at 7-5

Bryce Brown starts in the NFL

Marve gets yet another year of eligibility

Tonycane

Marve got another year?! I didn't know you could get two medical redshirts.

Interesting post, cane rock. Did not know that about bush.

Nomad

From the Miami Herald – Eye on the U. A blogger’s case for Duke being first team all-ACC!
“Plain and simple... DUKE GOT ROBBED of the honor he deserved. They gave it to the senior Ellington instead of the far more deserving freshman.
This my friends is as close to a TRAVESTY as I have ever seen. Duke played 12 games while Ellington played 11, but this is NOT even close. NOT by a long shot. The ACC should be ashamed of itself. Actually, I think a stir should be created out of this injustice. The kid deserves his honors. GIVE IT TO HIM!
Here's the evidence:
DUKE JOHNSON:
- Rush Yards: 957
- Yards per Carry: 6.9 yd/carry
- Receiving Yards: 221
- Return Yards: 892
- All Purpose Yardage: 2,070
- Rushing TD's: 10
- Receiving TD's: 1
- Return TD's: 2
- Passing TD's: 1
- Total TD's: 14
ANDRE ELLINGTON:
- Rush Yards: 959
- Yards per Carry: 5.2 yd/carry
- Receiving Yards: 197
- Return Yards: 153
- All Purpose Yardage: 1,309
- Rushing TD's: 8
- Receiving TD's: 1
- Return TD's: 0
- Passing TD's: 0
- Total TD's: 9”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/11/duke-johnson-only-hurricane-named-to-all-acc-team.html#storylink=cpy

mi@mic@ne

More an more i hear Saban.. kind of sounds like a voice over of the Bear... thats gonna get him that statue next to the Bear for sure.. lol

86Cane

"8 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF A SOUND RUN DEFENSE"

Just another award winning post by CaneRock.

86Cane

Posted by: BigWindyCane-Forecast1 | November 26, 2012 at 08:04 PM

Agree 100% with your LOF picks for the 2012 season. Could not have done better myself.

mi@mic@ne

you might as well face how we are thought of by the college elites and the media machine. The absolute best college football team in history on both sides of the ball was the 2002 Canes... you wont see us in the top five in the media....hey..the only thing that cures this injustice is winning baby.. crushing the big bloated programs .. we like to call it walking into their stadium and making it ours .. lol

Panamacitycane

bryce brown rippin it up on monday night football :( i have him on my fantasy team and started him so this is good but I still have a little hatred for him hahaha

86Cane

Glad to also read you are taking time off with your sweet wife, good for you!

Posted by: solarcane | November 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM

Yeah, I have made more of a commitment to do that now that the season is ova and the weather down here if Central Florida is just perfect for being OUTSIDE. At least one new State or County park per month, hiking, biking or kayaking, that's our goal.

mi@mic@ne

i wished i had that kind of time here in Clermont ..

Old Skool

At least one new State or County park per month, hiking, biking or kayaking, that's our goal.

Great Goal.

86Cane

I wished i had that kind of time here in Clermont ..

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM

Clermont? I used to live there!

Go here and never be sorry:

http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakelouisa/

A short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa, the largest in a chain of 13 lakes, is designated an Outstanding Florida Water Way. Lake Louisa, Lake Hammond and Lake Dixie, the park’s most accessible lakes, provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park’s six lakes, but gasoline powered engines are not allowed. Primitive camping facilities are available for equestrians. For hikers, there are more than 25 miles of trails. The park also has a full-facility 60-site campground and 20 furnished cabins for rent. Camping and cabin reservations can be made by visiting ReserveAmerica.com or by calling ReserveAmerica at (800) 326-3521, TDD (888) 433-0287. The park is located on US Highway 27 seven miles south of highway 50.

Bicycling: Lake Louisa boasts 7 miles of paved roads and over 20 miles of unpaved multi-use trails for visitors to bike on. Mountain bike or “fat” tires are advised for off road trails, as some trails may be sandy. Please watch for vehicles on the paved roads.

Cabins: Lake Louisa State Park's 20 cabins overlook beautiful Lake Dixie. Cabins accommodate up to six people with two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen and dining/living room. Each cabin is equipped with dishes, pots and pans, silverware, linens, towels, picnic tables and rockers on the porch. All you need is food and personal items. Wheelchair accessible cabins are available.

Nomad

Monday night update: Al Golden addresses numerous issues
UM’s Al Golden will address print reporters at his season-ending press conference on Tuesday.
In the meantime, here are some highlights of what he told WQAM during two interviews Monday – his weekly segment with Joe Rose and an afternoon appearance with Jorge Sedano:

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2012/11/monday-night-update-al-golden-addresses-numerous-issues.html#storylink=cpy

86Cane

Skool...I know that U know that November through May U gotta get OUTSIDE here in Central FL. People from all over this Country PAY to come here. We get it for free. Heck, who knows U might even find some "frum smoked root" along the way!

86Cane

Nomad...thanks for keeping us in the loop with the Miami Herald. Good work there.

WWIM

Heard I was being nominated for something?????

86Cane

Willie...U were nominated to write an article for the defense, as in defense of D'Onofrio? U all in?

mi@mic@ne

Yes 86... i was given some plans for cabins ..cant remember the scope of the work...siding or doors..maybe hand rail...but never got to do it.


I know most of the land owners out here.. ive done a lot of trim around this area..

86Cane

Been there, done that:

http://www.floridastateparks.org/highlandshammock/default.cfm

Welcome to Highlands Hammock State Park:

One of Florida´s oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Many visitors enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the park´s nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. A recreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A museum showcasing the history of the CCC is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on County Road 634, four miles west of Sebring.

orange 'n green in the vein

"I know 7-5 isn’t where we want to be, but a lot of people said we were only going to win four games.” -Al Golden

How do you know this Al? Obviously you've been reading your own press clippings. No wonder he hasn't gotten a breakthrough season yet in his career at Miami and you can actually make a good argument he never did at Temple either when you consider the losing season before the Eaglebank bowl where people were saying they'd be bowling in '07. The two shots at Jethro, regarding getting more pressure on the QB, tell me he's gone. Kevin Patrick, come on down!

86Cane

I've done a lot of trim around this area..

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM

That's what I hear? LOL

86Cane

"I know 7-5 isn’t where we want to be, but a lot of people said we were only going to win four games.” -Al Golden

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | November 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

By "A lot of people" he means Brandon Odoi from CaneInsider.

Funny, Golden says he doesn't read the blogs or the media wraps until it suits his purpose, then he recites them like clockwork? Sorry U can't have it both ways Al.

mi@mic@ne

lol...no but it surprised me about how everyone knows everyone in a small town...shock of a Miamian

WWIM

Willie...U were nominated to write an article for the defense, as in defense of D'Onofrio? U all in?

Posted by: 86Cane | November 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I don't know if I'm really qualified lol. I just want people to tell "the truth" lol about what really happened. My point is that the defense sucked last year except one game and the beginning of this year but it did keep us in some games this year and it did improve some games which is all true. Golden made some good points today about the defensive players that didn't get to participate this past spring which a lot of people don't understand how valuable that is.

But hey if you want me to I will. On stating "the truth" on D'no. I love how the blog title kept coming up in this comment lol

WWIM

2. F it, blitz all 11 that will get sh$# on point. Funny as sh$# that every problem is solved by wantin to blitz but we both know when they get burnt by it these peoples ignore that part. This boi been hearin this sh$# since my Butch dayz bout fans runnin the D.

3. Just blitz more and Miami will be on point lol. If you ever struggle for an answer to any questions just say blitz and you got every Miami fan on your side lol

Posted by: CEO | September 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM

My thing is this, which one looks worst, dropping back 7-8 in coverage vs 5 wr's and all of them are open anyways or blitz and have people open? At least when you blitz you have a excuse as to why people are open, he has no excuse when everybody is dropping back in coverage and everybody is still wide open

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 11, 2012 at 06:32 PM

WWIM

Well my complaints weren't really about the k state game its about the d in general since last year, k state was just next in line lol. Next we got a heisman hopeful qb this upcoming weekend that plays for bcc but I don't know his name

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | September 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

pbcfrcane13

Guys I listen to a lot of sports radio.and whether you believe him or not is a different story, but Golden has said before when talking about media predictions and rumors that people he knows and reporters asking him questions about things is how he hears most of the media hear say stuff. Again if you believe him or not that's something different. It was on a Joe Rose interview he talked about it. Joe asked him if he reads this stuff he said no and Joe asked how he hears about things.

86Cane

Off to the 904...lead, follow or get outta the way!

Old Skool

Factoid of the day from the Tampa Bay Times

Cheapest Stubhub ticket to ACC title game $3.95
Cheapest ticket to SEC title game $320.00

busy_cane

Love the article. Johnson is the real deal, the "Truth" as you say. But doesn't Randy Johnson already have a nickname? Randy "Duke" Johnson?

From a footballl perspective, The "Duke" is the official football of the NFL. This comes from Wellington Mara, deceased Giants owner and longtime contributor to the NFL. Mara's father named him Wellington, after the Duke of Wellington. As a young boy (a very long time ago), some Giants players gave Wellington the nickname "Duke." After he died, the name the Duke was added to the official NFL football.

So, I like Duke as a nickname for, as Coach Golden calls him, Randy. He has been football royalty at every level he's played, and he is a humble, selfless, classy young man... and the most exciting football player I have watched in a long, long time!

LB

"MiamiCane...Perryman was doing that before he got hurt and then they took him out of the middle and put him back outside.

Raphael Kirby is supposedly the answer at MLB next season? If we have Kirby, Perryman and Johnson at LB next year I will feel pretty confident."

Not bad at all. I hope Eddie Johnson realizes what an opportunity he's got and doesn't blow his chances.

Michael Parker is downright NASTY. We better nab him.

Addressing the "doom and gloom" comments:

Again, no sane human being believed this was a 10-12 win team. No one. The "true-believerism" of the UM fan base has significantly died down. Case in point: Golden's hiring. Most people still love him. They loved him after 6-6 in 2011, releasing experienced safeties, benching possible all-conference players, and after this year.

But it still remains that this defense cost us at least TWICE in close, competitive matchups against crappy conference opponents. Rub those stains out, and that's a NINE WIN season. And that is on D'Onofrio. Can someone please acknowledge reality and admit that?

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Going forward (the good part):
1. We play in a terrible conference. It's begging to be owned, especially the Coastal.
2. Both Stephen Morris and Jacory Harris made tremendous strides in their game thanks to Fisch (we better keep him).
3. The freshman class as a whole was tremendous.
4. All of the offensive line returns.
5. Golden recruits like a madman, and has the best sell of anyone... playing time, program building, location, education, tradition, NFL.
6. Two of the nonconference games next year are absolutely winnable (FAU, USF). Add that to the list of usual suspects (Va. Tech, UNC, Duke, Ga. Tech) and UM's win floor rises again.

The Cons:
1. Good games against USF and Duke don't make the tight end position relevant again at UM. Try stepping up against a meaningful opponent.
2. Dropped passes kill momentum and stop drives.
3. The previously mentioned defense.
4. Replacing the kickers. CRUCIAL.


Things are looking up, despite it all.

As for the article, Duke Johnson is a MONSTER. He does it all, and does it with humility. The coaching staff needs to do all it can to keep him healthy.

Another person who has that old school Cane mentality is Deon Bush. He trains, plays, and hits like a Cane. He was angry and frustrated that he was taken out after injury. It was like his world ended, and you could see it. With his partner Howard and friends, I pity some poor non-FSU receiver getting hit by that crew.

LB

More positives:

2012 was a productive year for many a player.

Despite playing in only 9 games, Gionni Paul and Denzel Perryman had over 60 tackles.

Our leading tackler was on the defensive line (Green, 67).

Eddie Johnson. 10 games. 59 tackles (7.5 for loss).

Stephen Morris had a 3-1 TD to INT ratio (21-7). Huge improvement.

Duke Johnson's 2000+ yards.

Al Golden's tie. It can fight crime.

solarcane


Al Golden's tie. It can fight crime.

Posted by: LB | November 27, 2012 at 08:48 AM


lmao!

out

Ohio_Cane

Michael Parker is downright NASTY. We better nab him.

Posted by: LB | November 27, 2012 at 08:42 AM
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Relax, it's in the works. ;-)

hassan

R.I.P. Sean Taylor 5 years

Ohio_Cane

R.I.P. Sean Taylor 5 years

Posted by: hassan | November 27, 2012 at 09:36 AM
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Still feels like yesterday...

laquinton

Does feel like yesterday. I remember my dad waking me up telling me that that he was gone. I cried for hours. Sean is the reason I started looking UM. Man that guy could play but seeing those pictures with his daughter that's just sad. It's rare to see a player like that. Rip

tjl3909

Anyone have a list of who is coming for the official visit this weekend?

Tonycane

Golden's tie is like Indiana jones' bullwhip.

Al

DNO's tie is invisible. Just like the defense.

LB

1. Al Golden's tie. It can fight crime.
2. Al Golden's tie can stop terrorism.
3. When the tie flaps in the breeze, a hungry child is fed.
4. When the tie is securely in place around the shirt, seven wild horses run across a beach towards a beautiful sunset.
5. Whenever Golden touches the tie, a would-be robber trips and falls to the ground.
6. The film Independence Day actually almost came to pass. The only thing holding the aliens at bay? The shimmer of the tie.
7. Al's tie was once used to deliver a child, fire an absent employee, and find gold underground... all in one night.
8. The phrase "Al Golden's tie" is actually translated in Mesopotamian as "the pinnacle of awesomeness."
9. Chuck Norris fears the tie.
10. Whenever Golden adjusts the tie, a Seminole fails a test.


I can do this all day.

LB

11. The tie actually isn't orange. It absorbs the sun.

Hassan


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/acc-championship-game-tickets-selling-much-less-fast-170555117--ncaaf.html

You can see the acc championship game for less then the cost of touring the stadium when empty....

The ACC deserves all the flak it is getting nationally, they need a competitive TV deal, the programs and their presidents needs to understand they have to support their athletic dept's and the money they generate needs to be spent for athletics. Quit Robbing Social Security to pay for the General Fund!!!

Mcginns ale house

One guys opinion:
I was reading some comments on different sites
Here are a few of the gems"Al Golden needs to win11 games next year
or we fire him.He needs to learn We only play for nc's here---- "Al golden needs to only recruit instant game
changers of the 15 or16 we bring in we Need 10 to start right away. Like we did back in the day"--------"We need to bring in ex canes as the coaches
so they can teach the swag"----or my favorite " if we throw the ball
deep every play like we did when we dominated. We would be playing for
Nc"s again." -------- " Golden needs recruit all these 5 stars guys that USC and Alabama do.They all wanna come to Miami because of our swagger"
Do these people actually know anything about football? Do they really believe its all that simple?If we were not Miami fans would we not laugh at these comments?

Hassan


Cheapest ACC ticket $4.00 hundreds available cheapest SEC ticket $349.00 6 at this price

This also represents the difference right now in attitude the SEC & ACC presidents who think they are in the IVY league attitude towards Football.

Hassan

Food for thought for the Morris Haters


Ken Dorsey (jr stats) 2001
184 / 318 57.9% 2,652 yards 23 TD's 9 Ints, while playing in the Big Least.....

Placed 3rd for Heisman

Stephen Morris (jr stats) 2012
245 / 421. 58.2% 3,345 yards 21 TD's. 7 Int's

while playing the country's hardest OOC schedule...


If we had 19 1st rd draft picks on this team, huge future HOF DT's (Wilfork) multi prob bowl LB's (Vilma,Williams) shut down CB's (Rolle) and all world safety's (Ed reed) you do not think Morris would have been even better? You do not think Morris would have won 11 or 12 games and been in the title game and been in the Heisman discussion? With his cannon arm and athletic ability you do not think the NFL would be excited to see him grow as a senior and draft him?

pbcfrcane12

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/acc-championship-game-tickets-selling-much-less-fast-170555117--ncaaf.html

You can see the acc championship game for less then the cost of touring the stadium when empty....

The ACC deserves all the flak it is getting nationally, they need a competitive TV deal, the programs and their presidents needs to understand they have to support their athletic dept's and the money they generate needs to be spent for athletics. Quit Robbing Social Security to pay for the General Fund!!!

Posted by: Hassan | November 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

This is what I have been screaming about since ND made that deal with the ACC. ACC needs to make a deal with NBC and basically use NBC for 3 games a week on national TV and than use NBC sports as their own ACC channel. The programming on that station is terrible. If NBC makes a deal with the ACC you can fill your programing on that channel with ACC sports shows for CFB and College basketball. With the ACC now getting the NY market in the cuse and Pitt market you need a bigger tv deal.

Look at what the big 12 and Pac 12 did. They bought in with FOX for a prime time game on Saturday and FX their back up channel showing two to three games a week. The Big 10 has their own network and are also in with FOX...and the SEC is in bed with ESPN/ABC and CBS. Look at CBS back up channel Cbs sports channel is all pretty much SEC reruns of football games and Tim Brando show who talks nothing but SEC football on his radio show.

Its time that the ACC follows the pack and tried to make a deal with NBC. Imagine you have the biggest ACC matchup or you take the biggest three teams and put one at 12, 330, and 8. I need to email this to the ACC people lol.

Ohio_Cane

Golden about players leaving early: "I think they know some of them left last year for 20 cents on the dollar."

Hassan


Marve was a 6th year player in the NCAA, he did not get a 7th year and there is not such thing as that. I have no clue who spread this but you can not play in the NCAA forever, 6 years max.

Ohio_Cane

Quotes incoming....

MassivCane

Mcginns ale house, ask those same people what the win\lose is at USC and ask them who else has that same record across the country. Yeah Miami and USC have the same record this year. The biggest difference is in the coaching. We had less *** but better coaching, USC had less coaching but better *** (maybe)Nick Saban is able to enjoy both stats. Good coaching plus good *** equal NC's. I think there are exceptions because not all of our greatest players for 5* recruits, they just came in LISTENED to their coach and heart to go out and bust heads every play. If they screwed up, they would learn from it but still bust someone's a$$.

Ohio_Cane

The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association has voted #UM #Canes RB Duke Johnson as Rookie of the Year.

Ohio_Cane

Duke = Offensive AND Overall Rookie of the Year!

Hassan


Golden gets only 4 votes for COY

Ohio_Cane

All my Golden quotes post got deleted, therefore I will not be doing that again... Took me 10+ minutes...

Hassan

Golden said "my wife would cry if I told her we were moving out of town."

Golden says we redshirted 14 this year.

We stupidly burned Dillard's and our WR.

Hassan

ACC teams are 6-14 against teams from other BCS conferences this season, yet were 15-13 in 2008.

Hassan


Al Golden makes this statement minutes later we get this tweet?

Golden about players leaving early: "I think they know some of them left last year for 20 cents on the dollar."

Marcus Forston ‏@Forston99
A man should never talk about another man behind his back!! At least that's how I was raised.

Mcginns ale house

I didn't think we burned Dillard's

MassivCane

I said it before and I will say it again, with all the turnover taking place in NCAA and NFL this off season it would be a shame to start the season with No'D next year. My candidate would be this guy. Oh, he was just let go from Southern Miss
http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/johnson_ellis00.html

Tonycane

I think he was referring to streeter and miller

Hassan

Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby (14 votes) edged out Miami S Deon Bush (9) for ACC Defensive rookie of the year.


I think Dillard burned his being on ST for onside kick

calGary Cane

Posted by: Hassan | November 27, 2012 at 01:31 PM

It seems kind of touchy to me if it was directed at Al. I think Al is just making a generic statement. He didn't say why, he just said what is generally understood.

Hassan


Stoops to Kentucky...

Coach D to FSU? lol I wish

Hassan

My bad on Dillard, he did not burn his shirt. The announcer made a mistake it was #31.

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