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January 18, 2013

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Triangle cane

First! Go Canes! Yeah I have a life. It's full of kids and a wife. LOL!

j.w.

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laquinton

lol. deon bush.. go canes

86Cane

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Our good friend OcalaCane's shop in Ocala, FL. Fresh roasted and shipped the same day!

Hassan

fif

TLuv

If I didn't despise theta stood coffeeI'd get some

TLuv

Despise the taste of coffee*** stupid auto correct

TLuv

Go Canes! Beat Duke!

TonyCane

Deep within the damp, torch-lit bowels of Bryant-Denny Stadium the masses presently gathered talked in nervous, hushed tones. They were all there, these champions of the old order of college football. Thirty years ago their world had been shattered by the earthquake that had rocked the foundations of the sport. For thirty years they had tried, time after time to put a stop to it.

Many instances they had failed. Occasionally they had succeeded. Sometimes their efforts had been sublime, such as influencing quarterback after wide receiver to go elsewhere. And sometimes they were overt, like a yellow flag thrown twenty eight seconds after a national championship game had concluded.

That penalty flag now sat in a glistening trophy case before a throne made of SEC money and ivory tusks. A throne whose back was to the crowd at the moment.

Yes, they were all there. Spurrier. Holtz. Herbstreit. Miles. Muschamp. Beamer. Porter.
And all fell silent as one from among them walked towards the chair and bowed.

"What is your bidding, my master", asked Jimbo Fischer, shaking in fear.

"There is a grave disturbance in NCAA recruiting," came the voice from behind the chair. "The young coach who resucitated a dead Temple program, I believe that he has inherited the Matrix of Swagger."

"Impossible!" yelled Frank Beamer.

"SILENCE!" screamed the voice, whose owner was suddenly leaned into the light. Darth Saban, wearing a crimson robe with an elephant on the back, scowled at the Va Tech coach who immediately dropped to his knees.

"I will not hear from one who has failed me," growled Saban. "Need I remind you the fate of those who let me down."

A quick glance at the hapless figure on the far wall sent a chill down the back of every reporter, referee, and coach. Bobby Bowden was still encased in a mixture of carbonite and bowl winnings, and hung now hung as a grim trophy. A plaque beneath the case read, "He Played Miami"

Beamer gulped and backed away. Satisfied, Saban turned his attention back to Fischer. "The Miami program was never to be revived. Ever. It's why I took the Dolphins job in the first place...to personally oversee the Hurricanes mediocrity. And now I hear words of its return, Lord Fischer."

"But sir," said Fischer, "How can that be possible?"

"He is running circles around you," said Saban. "All of you. Lord Fischer was supposed to secure Collins. Squire Kiffin was to secure Thomas. Failure after failure after failure! And that Canespace...rallying the loyal forces when they should have been crushed. Intolerable."

"Lord Saban, if he could be turned, he could become a powerful ally to the SEC," suggested Coach Miles.

"Yes, yes...he would be a great asset," considered Saban. "Too BAD he TURNED US DOWN. And Wisconsin too, for that matter."

"What is to be done?" asked Fischer.

Saban looked down at the gift box that sat on the arm rest of his throne. It was marked with a card that read, "All this has happened before - and it will happen again. See you next January". And for the first time he too felt the shiver of fear that they all felt. Fear that a sleeping giant had been awakened, sinew growing over the body of a program, followed by muscle, blood, talent, hyperdominance, and swagger.

He opened the box and held up its contents to all in the room. There was a hush.

"Find a way to stop Al Golden," he bellowed, holding the crisp green and orange tie up for all to see. "OR THIS WILL BE OUR FATE!"

DeployedDiehardCane

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
LOL, that was f@@kin awesome. I could picture that in my head as I was reading.

Old Skool

No Such Dame burned by Gail Collins in today's NY Times. About the Manti Fantasy, she writes...

This all occurred a couple of years after the Notre Dame team was involved in a genuine tragedy when a freshman from a neighboring girls’ college reported she had been sexually assaulted by a football player. The school did not order up an outside investigation. In fact, there appeared to be no investigation at all. After a period of dead silence in which she received a threatening text from another player, the girl died from an overdose of medication. Nothing else happened. Writing this week in The Washington Post, Melinda Henneberger, a Notre Dame graduate, noted that “my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.”

canesteeler

Old Skool ND is about as fake as a $3 bill. At one time Winston Moss was mentioned as an up and coming coach what happened? I did not hear his name mentioned for any of the vacant HC positions in the NFL which have all been filled?

86Cane

Canesteeler...that is a good question. He didn't even get an interview under the NFL's Rooney Rule? I'll have to look into that.

CaneFan47

Fisch to the Jags as O-Coordinator per Adam Schefter Twitter?! Tell me this isnt true! Not sure how to link it.

86Cane

From Susan at the MH:

Breaking news: Adam Schefter reporting that #UM #Canes OC Jedd Fisch hired by NFL's Jaguars for same job.

86Cane

Enter Mario Cristobal as OC?

Ohio_Cane

SIGH...........................

I'm very sad we lost Jedd to the Jags. Especially right now, a little under 3 weeks until NSD.

Ohio_Cane

Enter Mario Cristobal as OC?

Posted by: 86Cane | January 19, 2013 at 09:14 AM
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Probably why they gave him the "Associate Head Coach" tag when hired and he was obviously uncomfortable answering questions about what that title meant.

This is a bad start to my Saturday. Really like and respect Fisch. Jags getting a good one.

Sarasota 'cane

Nooooooooooo.......

Ohio_Cane

For those about to ask: No, this does not hurt us with any current commits/targets. The only one it could would be Olsen, and he's all Cane.

usagainsttheworld

TonyCane that post is epic! That one should go up on the front of the blog. 86?


Fisch gone. Wish him well. Did a lot for the Canes.

Next man up Cristobal. This is how we roll. Like Jay-Z, "on to the next one.".

Ohio_Cane

Next man up Cristobal. This is how we roll. Like Jay-Z, "on to the next one.".

Posted by: usagainsttheworld | January 19, 2013 at 09:36 AM
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Possibly Mario. Possibly an outside hire. We'll see soon. Can't see Golden letting this go past NSD. Gotta be calculated by him. Especially Fisch announcing it mid-official visit weekend.

Terrance Sullivan

Fisch best of luck man. Al G.Sure got everything under control. Go Canes.

Da U N Houston

Man, during the recruiting weekend with our top Offensive targets? AG, I'm sure you have a plan.

Man not liking this.

CoCane

As a die hard fan of the "U" & Star Wars, the post by TonyCane was the shyt. BEAUTIFUL SHYT...

Ohio_Cane

Man, during the recruiting weekend with our top Offensive targets? AG, I'm sure you have a plan.

Man not liking this.

Posted by: Da U N Houston | January 19, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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U better believe this was ALL calculated. Golden wouldn't let a surprise departure happen during his biggest recruiting weekend.

Da U N Houston

We have to get some NFL experience in, either as a new QB coach or OC. Morris is not there yet and if he gets another good QB coach he'll take us far.

If we're not progressing, we're regressing!!!

Brevardcane

If McDonald would have waited a little longer...

UMike

Our 2013 just took a HUGE hit...HUGE..IDK if Cristobal is the OC, or whoever..this will be a problem.

86Cane

Brevard...McDonald could come back from 'Cuse? Then he could have three jobs in the last month! LOL

86Cane

UMike...yeah I just heard that UM just canceled the 2013 season? C'MON MAN!

laquinton

noooooooooooooooooooo

BigWindyCane1

McDonald has to be kicking himself for leaving.

Given Fisch's experience and success with developing QBs at the U (Harris and then Morris), I am not surprised the Jags (who have horrible QB play) went after Fisch. I just hope that the Canes have a plan in mind that still focuses on QB development.

Although the lack of continuity among coaching staffs is never a good thing, one positive note under Golden (as opposed to Shannon and Coker) - is that the Canes have had good coaches who are coveted (instead of being fired) for better opportunities.

Ohio_Cane

If Golden doesn't go for the "Big Hire" (NFL coach) for OC, how about this name...

Matt Lubick.

Yeah?

Brevardcane

That would be funny..

Brevardcane

About McDonald that is..

HawaiiCane

Did Cristabol call plays at FIU?

Da U N Houston

HUGE hit!!!!! We have to keep Olsen. How can we work on Collins if we need to work on keeping Olsen?

Ohio_Cane

We have to keep Olsen.

Posted by: Da U N Houston | January 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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This WILL NOT affect Olsen. None whatsoever.

Felipe

Mcnulty or Dorsey and I'm happy as heck.

Doesn't hurt with Collins much, assuming we don't suddenly hire Greg effing Knapp, the run game won't change much nor will personnel usage.

Might kill things with Stacy Coley, but looks like a Nole anyhow.

Relax, lol. Yeah, Olsen's going somewhere. Insert *rolleyes* emoticon here.

86Cane

Ohio...just hit DELETE, do not REPEAT.

laquinton

tom moore.

86Cane

Matt Lubick.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Now, where have I heard that name before? LOL

laquinton

cam cameron

Ohio_Cane

Ohio...just hit DELETE, do not REPEAT.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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LOL, I did. Can't help myself sometimes. It's fun some days haha

Felipe

Cam Cameron would give Duke the ball 5 times a game. And I can't imagine the Miami area has much love for that guy.

Let him go off into the sunset and die, for the love of god.

DeployedDiehardCane

I think Matt Lubick would be good hire

UMike

UMike...yeah I just heard that UM just canceled the 2013 season? C'MON MAN!

Posted by: 86Cane | January 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Fisch was the reason we had a great offense and was to be the reason we had an elite offense this year. Hopefully we make a good hire, but losing someone special like Fisch is going to hurt. A whole new system etc..Im pretty sure Cristobal never ran the O or called plays. Thankfully we have a lot of talent on offense, but that doesnt mean much if we dont use it, I just dont see the next guy being a step up

The Dude

D@mn it all.

UMike

Why couldnt it be D'No..oh, wait lol

86Cane

UMike...look, I get what U are saying and understand your angst, but it is what it is.

Leggo, next man up!

UMike

Yup..it is what it is..a step back lol...with a season coming up that will may have to out score a lot of teams, this is be a big loss. I think we all knew it would happen..just hope the next man up is as good, with our D we cant afford any steps backwards on offense

CGNC

Posted by: UMike | January 19, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Don't sell Art Kehoe short there. The key to an effective offense starts at the line. Still would like to have seen Jedd stay though

86Cane

Umike...let me remind U that as GREAT as Fisch was (no arguing there) UM was still only at 39% on 3rd down conversions and there were a FEW VERY questionable calls at KEY points during games last year that put the defense back on the field and the team at risk if losing instead of sealing the game out on offense. I'm jus sayin.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS (OR RUN?).

Canesfan1

UMike us exactly right.

Offenses are intricate, especially the passing game. It's about timing, system knowledge, reading defenses, adapting, and situational play calling. Add to the the trust and relationship between Stephen and Jedd. Very upsetting for Stephen as well. This was going to be his year. If you get the wrong guy in, it's a major disaster. Remember Jedd called ALL the plays.

This is a huge and troubling loss.

Montreal-Cane

U better believe this was ALL calculated. Golden wouldn't let a surprise departure happen during his biggest recruiting weekend.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I really hope so...If not this was not a classy move by Fisch...Coaches changing jobs every year or two and the mega salaries of HC is killing college football...When you have a contract respect your contractor or pay the huge penalty...

Montreal-Cane

contract

Canesfan1

The timing of this makes me seriously doubt this was "calculated"

Montreal-Cane

To have progress in 2013 you need an OC as good if not better than Jedd Fisch. Any idea???

This is not a classy move from Fisch right in the middle of the biggest recruiting weekend for the Canes and all the media attention focusing on his departure instead of all the great recruits who are on campus.

86Cane

This is a huge and troubling loss.

Posted by: Canesfan1 | January 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

What would U then recommend we do?

Should we all cower in a closet perhaps?

86Cane

NON-EXCIDET

Felipe

This is a huge and troubling loss.

Posted by: Canesfan1 | January 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

What would U then recommend we do?

Should we all cower in a closet perhaps?

Posted by: 86Cane | January 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

LOL well said.

Que sera sera folks. Either go set your hair officially on fire or accept that good coordinators get promotions. Golden has contingencies and plenty of strong options out there, even in the ACC at Duke with Bible.

Felipe

or* with Bible

Ohio_Cane

Here's the two scenarios and why I think it was announced this weekend on purpose...

U've got some VERY BIG recruits right now. Some committed, some not yet. What would U rather have:

Scenario A: All these kids are on campus, where U can talk to each and every one of them about the loss of Fisch and possible replacements face to face. Where any questions they have about it can be addressed eye to eye and not over the phone.

or...

Scenario B: All the kids are at home where they get 250 phone calls from Bama, FSU, UF, LSU, etc telling them the worst possible "Doom" situation is happening and that it will ruin their career as a football player. That along with the Death Penalty and the loss of Fisch, the team will now explode into oblivion and not only will they not have a football team, but they won't do well on offense either.

Your choice. Mine is having it announced this weekend.

CoCane

Ok...

Cristobal got hired a couple of weeks ago as the "associate head coach".

I would bet my nuts that the new coach for the Jags was a candidate for the job before Cristobal got hired. He probably told Fisch once he became a candidate for the job that if he got it, he wanted Fisch to be his OC.

Fisch then tells Golden if things fall into place, I might be leaving to be the OC of the Jags.

So Golden grabs Cristobal knowing he's going to have to replace Fisch. If not this season, definitely next season. Cristobal was hired to be the OC in waiting.

We have now solved the mystery of the "Associate Head Coach" title.

Which means that Carrol was never going to be WR's coach (never made sense to me). It also means that from day 1 Golden & Cristobal has been searching for a QB & WR coach or a someone that can coach both positions.

Golden may be good at chess because he's thinking a few moves ahead.

I HOPE... Lol

TLuv

Really sad to see Fisch leave. By far the best OC we've had since Chud. Not sure where UM goes from here. Promote Mario to OC and bring in Ken Dorsey as QB Coach? Not likely, but just a thought. AG brought in Coach Fisch and I have faith he'll bring in another great coach.

I don't think Fisch leaving hurts our recruiting at all. Most recruits see what Golden is doing and are committed to him.

86Cane

COKE...I like your theory, now let's see how it plays out.

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Good points Ohio...But all we can do now is to speculate and hope for the very best.

Also if i am not mistaken, Jedd Fisch went to California on wednesday to meet Morgan Mahalak for the 2nd time according to Caneinsider. Just saying...

WWIN

Fisch was a great qb coach and okay OC. We'll be okay

WWIN

Ohio,

Scenario A makes a lot of sense

TLuv

Posted by: TonyCane | January 19, 2013 at 03:09 AM

That. Was. Awesome!

TLuv

Mario as the OC....

..and this guy as the QB Coach?

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

roachcane77

Great article SOUP... teaching us Latin and all...

Too bad about Fisch, but like people have said... this was definitely coming.

I just wish teams were lining up to take our D-Coordinator!

(I can't imagine why that's not happening... )

Canesfan1

Just because I'm a huge canes fan doesn't mean I have to drink koolaid 24/7. Im just being real. This does not help. I'm my opinion, there's no way to spin this into a positive. I also realize that if you get lemons you have to make lemonade. The best thing is fir coach to take his time and find the best person rather than make a quick hire that we all will regret. But it's naive to think this was part of some master plan.

Da U N Houston

Canesfan, I really don't think this was not organized or stunned AG! If anything, AG is extremely consistent. His past has shown that he Ames moves before it hits the news. I trust AG remember we are on the outside speculating, but history(past two years) has proven he knows n is in control of it all. Like someone said earlier, this is the best way to do it.

I can see him n Fisch pull Olsen n his parents aside last night n gave them the news, and more importantly the plan going forward!!!

Canesfan1

I don't think Fisch has been around for days. I'm pretty sure he hasn't even met with the recruits this weekend

Golden may have known this for a couple of days but that's about it

UMike

I would think Golden knew about it, he had to imo..and I doubt Fisch is that classless. Of course, I dont know the details, but would think those things

CaneRock

But it's naive to think this was part of some master plan.

Posted by: Canesfan1 | January 19, 2013 at 01:01 PM

I agree, but at the same time, with Cristobal becoming available how He did, timing is everything.

Sarasota 'cane

Next man up!

Go 'canes!

kenyon19ypr

Just because I'm a huge canes fan doesn't mean I have to drink koolaid 24/7. Im just being real. This does not help. I'm my opinion, there's no way to spin this into a positive. I also realize that if you get lemons you have to make lemonade. The best thing is fir coach to take his time and find the best person rather than make a quick hire that we all will regret. But it's naive to think this was part of some master plan.

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Bro, you aren't required to drink the koolaid. But, you do need to see the big picture. Scenario A makes 100000000000000000% percent. Instead of getting a call from a UM coach saying "oh by the way Fisch is gone" or seeing it on Twitter or something else, the recruits are face-to-face with Golden and can ask him the questions on their mind. Wouldn't you rather ask in person and see a genuine reaction?

Sy-Cane

My suspicion is that we'll hire Karl Dorrell as our OC. I've been wrong a few times and am pretty sure I'm wrong here, but he fits Miami.

UMike

I am pretty sure there is a rule that says coaches cannot contact recruits while they are on a visit..as least I THINK that is the case. When your TOP recruits are visiting and you can sit them in a room without them getting 100 text messages from FSU or BAMA it is actually a good thing. The players and parents can hear it for themselves without distractions and before other coaches can poison the situation. So I am okay with the timing of it.

Terrance Sullivan

86, CoCANE, CGNC, I agree totally with your above statements. Our Canes will be fine next man up.

UMike

Golden hit a home run on his first offensive coordinator, but dropped the ball with the hire of D'No (imo of course)...so he has a 50% chance to make a great hire lol

dj moonbat

I'm sure losing Fisch is no big deal. As 86 was happy to shout at all of us, the offense was just as much to blame for the 'Canes' problems last year as the defense. I'm sure the world is full of guys every bit as good as Fisch who are just champing at the bit for the opportunity to come to UM and wait to find out how bad the sanctions will be.

You betcha.

Jack

Canes will be fine, this a good problem to have. All the top programs go through this. I believe in coach Golden and this team! 2013 is gonna be a good year.

Go Canes!!

AlpharettaCane

You all will laugh, but I seem to remember that Larry Coker was a pretty decent OC prior to him becoming head coach.

Think the offense would've truly blossomed this year with Fisch, 5 returning O-line starters, Duke, Morris having another year to learn, etc.

My biggest concern is impact on consistency, and how a move like this jeopardizes all the benefits gained from the latest 2-3 years of consistent coaches, schemes, personnel, verbiage, etc.

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly Jack.

roachcane77

I would bet AG looks to keep the O as "consistent" as possible... whomever replaces Jedd will probably be someone who will share much of the same schemes and terminology. AG is NOT ignorant. (A bit "blind" to his good buddy D'No no doubt... but not ignorant.)

TJL

Steve Walsh?

TJL

crazy video--look at the 1:39 mark--I can say first hand this is spot on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-l4w-DIiXk

Ohio_Cane

I'm glad my scenarios made sense. They did in my head. LOL

That said, I'm not trying to say "Losing Fisch doesn't suck". It does. I'm sad. However, Golden hired Fisch. He knows what he needs/wants. Golden has a plan and back up plan and a backup back up plan for everything. To think this announcement wasn't orchestrated just doesn't sound like he was paying attention.

Fisch didn't get a call this morning from Fisch saying "Hey, I just secretly went up to Jax and interviewed for their OC job. I'm hired. Cya!" This has been known by Golden as a possibilty or even likelyhood since before Mario was hired.

Ohio_Cane

SMD - I'm told #UM #Canes coach Al Golden admires Duke passing game coordinator Matt Lubick, son of former UM assistant Sonny. Matt Lubick was one of 29 nominees for 2012 Broyles Award that goes to best assistant in college football

CaneRock

My only concern with Lubick, is does He know how to use the TEs.
Being that Duke doesn't use a TE, coupled with Lubick's Dad being a big spread guy, IDK.

CaneRock

Seems like Carroll is the odd man out, I just don't see this guy as a WRs coach.
Oh well, we'll see.

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