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December 15, 2013

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CaneRock

UNO! ROCKET PRIDE! C/O 1990! WHAT!

86Cane

Rock...where the heck were U? U shoulda, coulda, woulda been there. And oh, what a time we would have had!

86Cane

Central coach Roland Smith, who spent six seasons away from coaching following his tenure at rival Northwestern, won his second career state title in his first season with the Rockets.

Smith became the second coach in Miami-Dade County history to win a state title at two different schools and the ninth statewide. Former Northwestern and Central coach Billy Rolle is the other from Dade winning state titles at Northwestern (1998, 2007) and Miami Killian (2004).

“It feels great, like I’m dreaming right now,” Smith said. “When I left the game, I had won a state championship. I told these guys I want it and let’s go out there and win it again. We don’t know another way but to win and that’s in our DNA. We went out and showed we’re one of the best teams in the nation.”

Central’s defense forced Armwood to punt on its first seven drives holding the Hawks (14-1) to seven total yards during that stretch. Tavius Brown Jr. returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown and Ron Dyer and Donavan Thompson each had one interception. Thompson, Marquis Couch, Fred Jones, Twan Adams and Tamerick Simpson each had a sack.

The defense came through collectively during the playoffs after key players such as Calvin Brewton (elbow) and Carlin Clark (knee) went down with season-ending injuries.

“We had to go through a lot this season [with injuries],” Couch said. “Those guys stepped up and put in work. When they went down and then Joe Yearby went down we had to step up for them.”

Cook and Yearby, arguably Dade’s best running back duo, became a solo act the past two-plus games after Yearby, a University of Miami commitment, fractured his left fibula in the regional finals. But Cook made sure the final chapter was special.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/15/3818328/miami-central-makes-history-6a.html#storylink=cpy

HawaiiCane

Somebody send D'NO's resume for the Texas head coaching opening!!!

dj moonbat

Somebody send D'NO's resume for the Texas head coaching opening!!!

Posted by: HawaiiCane | December 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM


I don't think it would work. Texans don't worry too much about idiocy when they're picking, say, the governor. But an important job like Head Ball Coach, they'll actually try to find somebody good.

CGNC

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM

LMAO!!! classic

j.w.

Hawaii- better luck if we send it to Rice, after Rice's coach get's a new job! :) THink about how good he would be with another smaller, academically excellent, university. Rice needs D'Onofrio, and D'Onofrio needs Rice!

VA Cane

While on the subject of questionable actions how about Dez Bryant a very gifted and talented WR walking to the locker room with 1:20 on the clock. Unacceptable behavior...again stupid behavior there is no excuse for that... and Romo say the guy wants to win.....he is a quitter and a loser....and the guy did not go to Stanford hell he couldn't spelll it. Even the great Andre Johnson walked off a few weeks ago...and as much as I love him there is no justification for these people acting so stupid. You cannot defend these actions...I just wonder what
the hell is wrong with these people they should be ashamed. Wonder why kids are turning out the way they do? Watching people who behave with their head up their ass!!

Canesteeler

I would fine the hell out of Dez!

Ohio_Cane

From what I've read, expect Ryan Mayes to decommit if/when JC Jackson commits.

VA Cane

I am appalled by the way pro athletes behave. These kids see them walk off complain about every call make excuses for losses and do so many things that have nothing to do with the game.....or being a winner regardless of the score. I have no problem calling these people out....and at our banquet Bryant Sherman and AJ will be the subjects of my critique. While these guys are gifted athletes they are sorely lacking in character in certain areas and as paid professional athletes they should know better and should want to set a better example for kids. Especially AJ as he is so prominent for his work in the conmunity......yet he walked off the field. He is so much better than that. I guess Sherman thinks he's a bad ass and Dez Bryant.......while a gifted athlete for sure is like the scarecrow in The Wiz no brain!

VA Cane

Dolphins played good.....Thomas kid made some nice playsfor them. They have good shot at playoffsIif they keep playing tough.
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VA Cane

Got to love Dallas losing.Why in Gods name do reporters talk to Jerry? I love to see them lose just because of him. Got to be the worst owner ever. He needs to get out of the way. Love his excuses.

CaneRock

Dieter Kurtenbach - Palm Beach Post:

Dennis Turner hasn’t been committed to Miami for weeks—he doesn’t want to play defensive back. Will likely follow QB Bud Martin to school.

CaneRock

"It was just the players, the coaches being from Jersey, the family atmosphere," said Hester. "Al-Quadin Muhammad (class of 2014 Don Bosco recruit now at Miami), he played a huge role. I've known him since I was in eighth grade, so he was huge. And Courtel was, too."

http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2013/12/kiy_hester_former_rutgers_commit_pledges_to_miami_fla.html

The Dude

Hey thanks for all the well wishes gang. Go Canes.

Old Skool

Good headline Soup

nemo2002

Bonjour

NativeCane

Good article SOUP!

"I got a Rocket in my pocket"

Dem Canes!!!

4-Real

Is this thing on?

4-Real

Any mo info about this past weekend, Umike, Ohio?

86Cane

Shock and awe (technically known as rapid dominance) is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight. The doctrine was written by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade in 1996 and is a product of the National Defense University of the United States.

86Cane

Good headline Soup

Posted by: Old Skool | December 16, 2013 at 05:23 AM

Thank U! I have fun sitting around and thinking them up. I think I have another for tomorrow at 6 AM.

86Cane

Continuous bombing began on March 19, 2003 as United States forces unsuccessfully attempted to kill Saddam Hussein. Attacks continued against a small number of targets until March 21, 2003, when, at 1700 UTC, the main bombing campaign of the US and their allies began. Its forces launched approximately 1700 air sorties (504 using cruise missiles).[12] Coalition ground forces had begun a "running start" offensive towards Baghdad on the previous day. Coalition ground forces seized Baghdad on April 5, and the United States declared victory on April 14. The term "shock and awe" is typically used to describe only the very beginning of the invasion of Iraq, not the larger war, nor the ensuing insurgency.

CaneSawMassacre

Kiy Hester commitment is nice!

86Cane

The Associated Press ‏@AP 6h

Mega Millions jackpot climbs higher, could pass previous record of $656 million: http://apne.ws/1dF8RfC

86Cane

Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 8h

As of 11:40 tonight, Fins now control own destiny. Win last 2 and they're in playoffs. Here's why: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-

86Cane

THIS IS FROM UM:

Newcomer of the Year Award: Stacy Coley

Defensive MVP: Denzel Perryman

Offensive MVP: Brandon Linder

Special Teams MVP: Pat O'Donnell

Jack Harding Most Valuable Player: Allen Hurns

Ohio_Cane

The 2013 #247Sports True Freshman All-American Team (FREE, MOBILE) http://bit.ly/18LADEo

Ohio_Cane

The 2013 #247Sports True Freshman All-American Team (FREE, MOBILE) http://bit.ly/18LADEo

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 09:12 AM
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Stacy Coley.

VA Cane

I would agree with the awards. Stacy Coley, if we get all the pieces together should be fantastic. Allen Hurns will be missed he has been a nice quiet leader he is a fine kid and I hope he gets a shot.

Ohio_Cane

Whoever asked about if D'No effects recruiting.

He was the lead recruiter for Kiy Hester, just FYI.

Ohio_Cane

JMO, but I think it's only a matter of time until JC Jackson commits to Miami.

This kid is a monster. He's actually already bigger than TH3 (Not that Howard is a huge kid, but still, JC is a Senior in HS). Looks like he lives in the basement of the gym, crazy athleticism, great ball skills, great cover skills and hits like he's mad at every person with the ball.

Praying I'm right. We need kids that are that good.

Ohio_Cane

^^ Oh, and these are the kids we missed on the past 3 years because of the NCAA and had to take someone a little less talented, strong, athletic, etc.

Players like him help change a program.

jsy

I hope these guys do change but it's going to be hard being a game changing safety when you line up 30 yds deep and back pedal at the start. And CBS sprinting back in fear of freelancing. Dts either dropping in coverage or just engaging lineman instead of getting up field. Des asked to cover the flats. This coming class is talented but even they will have a tough time if they are asked to do what the current players do. With this infusion of players I see this defense improving and finally being average but I'm not sure it can ever be top 20 type defense that dictates that the offense can do and instills fear into the opposition. I hope I'm wrong I really do but I just can't see this passive run backwards style ever being elite because to be elite u need to dictate to the offense and play behind the Los which unfortunately Dnos defense seems to have an aversion to.

dj moonbat

While on the subject of questionable actions how about Dez Bryant a very gifted and talented WR walking to the locker room with 1:20 on the clock. Unacceptable behavior...again stupid behavior there is no excuse for that...

Posted by: VA Cane | December 15, 2013 at 11:29 PM


Dez is a d-bag. (Sherman too, BTW.) But I don't think 'stupid' has much to do with it. He's just a jerk, and doesn't think he owes anything to the people around him.

Go Canes

jsy has it ever, ever, ever crossed your mind that coaches have a defensive philosophy that can become more aggressive as the athletic ability and talent of the players on the field increases?

And 30 yards deep and backpedaling?

Really?

30 yards deep?

Are you sure it wasn't 40 or 50 because as the weeks go on we had defensive tackles full time in coverage, corners with their hand on the ground over center and soon our safeties will have been lining up at the opposing teams goal line, waiting for receivers to get to them before trying to tackle them.

Ohio_Cane

Go Canes,

That's almost exactly what I was going to type in response to jsy (and others) opinion on the defensive scheme.

I don't think ANY fan is happy with it currently, but it's VERY possible we don't have 11 guys that can execute what they want.

UMike

I know we dont have the best talent on D, but NO ONE can convince me the talent was so poor that is was the reason we finished dead last in the ACC in D and gave up career days, season highs etc to mediocre players and teams. And I did see Shayon Green out in coverage in he Pit game lol..I guess a TE split out, but it was Green

dj moonbat

I don't think ANY fan is happy with it currently, but it's VERY possible we don't have 11 guys that can execute what they want.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM


I'll go further: I'm SURE this is the case. But I don't care.

It is not competent coaching, IMO, to stubbornly field a bad defense for several years while you wait for your (admittedly very good) recruiting to get the players you want to have.

Call it the Rumsfeld doctrine: "You go to war with the army you have---not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." (What Rumsfeld failed to realize was that he was not actually required to go to war, unlike UM, which is required to play football every year.)

CaneRock

UMike, remember when we lost to UVA in 2012...I saw Curtis Porter covering a SCAT-BACK! on UVA's game winning TD!

But NAAAAAH!, Curtis was probably "freelancing"...D'Onofrio would NEVER! make a BUMBLEPHUCK! call like that...WOULD HE?! LMAO!

Da U N Houston

Dayum sounds like yall had too much Caffeine!! We ended up 9-3 folks, and going to a BOWL GAME!
Last year folks were b*tching an moaning about no bowl due to bowl band, small recruiting class, not enough of star recruits, b*tch, b*tch, b*tch... Take some time, enjoy the fact we have the #3 class and getting better, 5+ STATE of FLORIDA Championship players coming in, 7+ guys coming in early and so on.

Sorry for going off, but all this b*tch and moaning is getting tired!

86Cane

Russell Athletic Bowl Cooperative Community Service Project
December 28, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Clean the World Recycling Facility, Orlando FL

Register Here

The University of Miami is proud to partner with The University of Louisville to participate in a cooperative community service project this year in Orlando during the Russell Athletic Bowl.

We will be working with the organization Clean the World based in Orlando. Clean the World serves as a catalyst to prevent hygiene-related illness around the globe through recycling soap and bottled amenities discarded by the hospitality industry and distributing these and other hygiene products to impoverished populations.
We will be working at the Clean the World facility with the ONE Project to help assemble hygiene kits for people affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Volunteers are needed on the morning of Saturday, December 28, 2013 and must be on site by 9:00 am at 400 Pitman Street, Orlando, FL 32801. We will be working at our service site until noon.

University of Miami students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni are invited to sign up for the project, which will be limited to 50 volunteers.
Please fill out the registration form to join us in making a difference in the Orlando community for the Philippines relief effort while showing your Hurricane pride!
We hope to see you. Go ‘Canes!

Questions can be directed to Andrew Wiemer, Director of the Butler Center for Service and Leadership at [email protected] or 305-284-4483.

86Cane

Sorry for going off, but all this b*tch and moaning is getting tired!

Posted by: Da U N Houston | December 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

There IT is right there.

UMike

Da U....I am happy about 9-3, but our schedule was tailor made for at worst a 10-2 year. And I think 9-3 looks great, until you look at the VT and Duke loses and how we lost. That is where my complaint comes in. We have enough talent to not be THAT bad on D against poor offensive teams. Im happy with Golden, our recruiting etc etc, it is just my opinion that D'No will be the reason we arent a top 5 team annually.

jsy

my whole point is that Im grateful for what Golden is doing and he is brining in amazing talent but I cant believe that this talent is the final answer to our problems. I do agree the defense will be better with these guys but unfortunately unless there is a change in defensive philosophy I just cant see this team ever being elite on the defensive side of the ball. I do think that eventually once this talent matures and grows it will make dnos scheme better but I just cant see this team being better than average to above average. Its because even against teams with inferior talent such as uva, wake, unc, duke i still see dno calling soft conservative plays. Until this team plays in your face aggresive defense behind the opponents los, the full potential of these recruits unfortunately will not be reached. Instead of hoping teams will make mistakes, I just want to see this team force teams to beat us.

30CINCO

Sorry for going off, but all this b*tch and moaning is getting tired!

Posted by: Da U N Houston | December 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

YUP!

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/mad-at-theinternet.gif

Go Canes

We ranked 45th nationally giving up only 359 yds a game in 2011. And please don't come to me with the whole "Randy's players" argument.

It was the same exact scheme they run now.

Last year we fielded a team full of true freshmen and sophomores and were horrible.

This season we had periods of good, periods of terrible and periods of great.

No one is going to tell me with better players and more experience we will not see many more periods of the good and great.

But as it's been said 100 times, no one is going to change anyone's mind on here.

UMike

Go Canes..I am not sure what 2011 has to do with it, it only shows we got much worse lol... and btw..I like what you bring here o DA SPACE... glad to have you here

j.w.

Go: I'm done with the complaining, but I'm now in the Show Me phase. My mind isn't made up at all, but I can't keep seeing the same thing every week. Agree wholeheartedly with your assessment on good, terrible, and periods of great. Unfortunately the terrible happened late in the season and made a lot of the great look like a mirage. The one thing I never expected to see this year was Morris' regression. I think it was due to an injury, but the question I can't answer is why not go with Williams if he was hurt? You're right that 9-3 isn't anything to be ashamed of, but based on our opponents, it doesn't really tell much either. I want the same thing you do, though, so hopefully the bowl game can give us a launch for next season.

Go Canes

Apreciate it Mike.

I mention 2011 because it was the same d coordinator, the same scheme but a much different result when you had far more capable players.

I'm not an advocate of our d coordinator. I get just as frustrated as everyone else on here.

But the D we had last year was laughably small, inexperienced and those with experience didn't scare anyone.

This year we improved but not enough. Way too thin and devoid of game changers at way too many crucial positions.

But to me it's now getting better, as it should, through recruiting.

We'll see where we are late next season and in 2015.

herbieibis

Does the word regression bother anybody?

j.w.

Interesting question, herbie- I assume you are, but wondering why?

nemo2002

When is NSD?
Thanks!

Ohio_Cane

Whyche will be at UM in the Spring, according to Duke.

DJ (G.U.M.P) ‏@DukeJohnson_8 2m

Shout out to the big homie @wyche11 will be here in the spring , had time to talk to him and he's ready...

Ohio_Cane

When is NSD?
Thanks!

Posted by: nemo2002 | December 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM
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First Wednesday of February. Which is the 5th this coming year.

Ohio_Cane

Whyche will be at UM in the Spring, according to Duke.

DJ (G.U.M.P) ‏@DukeJohnson_8 2m

Shout out to the big homie @wyche11 will be here in the spring , had time to talk to him and he's ready...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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This is HUGE news, btw!! Spring ball + JUCO = immediate help

Ohio_Cane

Good post from a guy on CIS:

Current Commits (30 with Lockely and Griffin):

QB: Kayaa (1) and Rosier (2)
RB: Yearby (3) and Powell (4)
TE: Herdon (5)
OL: McDermott (6), Gibbons (7), Darling (8) and Linder (9)
WR: Griffin (10), Berrios (11), Brady (12) and Lagham (13)

ATH: Lockley (14) and Gray (15)

DT: Valentine (16), Jenkins (17), Moton (18) and Wyche (19)
DE: Jackson (20) and Harris (21)
DE/LB: Smith (22) and Thomas (23)
LB: Young (24), Owens (25) and McCray (26)
DB: Bethel (27), Mayes (28), Gayot (29) and Hester (30)

Possible Attrition From The 30 Above

- Griffin (not definite to qualify)
- Lockley (qualifying)
- Gray (Rumors of Grades)
- McCray (LSU Whispers)
- Mayes (Similar talk like Turner)

Ohio_Cane

Dieter Kurtenbach ‏@dkurtenbach 4m

We entered the NCAA dead period for recruiting today, which means there can be no in-person recruiting until Jan. 15. Calls are cool.

Go Canes

Thanks Ohio. Great info.

Ohio_Cane

Dieter Kurtenbach ‏@dkurtenbach 4m

We entered the NCAA dead period for recruiting today, which means there can be no in-person recruiting until Jan. 15. Calls are cool.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 01:53 PM
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This does not apply to any recruit with FAA papers signed. They can still have unlimited contact, including in-person.

Huge for Cook.

4-Real

According 2 tos FSU supposedly got Cook's last in-home visit. I really like this kid but it looks as if he is only interested in the HOT team.

30CINCO

This does not apply to any recruit with FAA papers signed. They can still have unlimited contact, including in-person.

Huge for Cook.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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I was just about to ask if this applies to that group, thanks!

I thought I saw after the title game he made a statement that he was shutting things down due to him already knowing where he was going. Any truth to that?

orange 'n green in the vein

Ah yes, New Jersey, where Tom Osborne built a pipeline into in the late 80's/early 90's to fuel his Nebraska teams that got voted championships over Joe Paterno or beat everybody outright if they didn't split a title thanks to him retiring.

Too bad I hear the game has changed so much because of parity . . .

Ohio_Cane

I thought I saw after the title game he made a statement that he was shutting things down due to him already knowing where he was going. Any truth to that?

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 16, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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This is true, and my mistake. I forgot about Cook saying that he had his mind made up.

Ohio_Cane

Ah yes, New Jersey, where Tom Osborne built a pipeline into in the late 80's/early 90's to fuel his Nebraska teams that got voted championships over Joe Paterno or beat everybody outright if they didn't split a title thanks to him retiring.

Too bad I hear the game has changed so much because of parity . . .

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 16, 2013 at 02:21 PM
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Are U saying we shouldn't recruit New Jersey?

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 1m

Hurricanes QB Stephen Morris accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl Monday. Was originally playing in East-West Shrine bowl

Old Skool

A little diversion.

Guys in Australia replumb their friends house with beer then wire it for video

http://www.youtube.com/embed/HG_wfMK7dko?rel=0

30CINCO

This is true, and my mistake. I forgot about Cook saying that he had his mind made up.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 16, 2013 at 02:22 PM
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I was really hoping it was all talk and he was still open and listening...

Another thing to keep in mind with Cook, Jimbo and the link to him and Texas. I hear others say its a good thing for UM, and I get that, especially if he does leave. I tend to look at the other side of things and could easily see Jimbo telling Cook "You see, everybody wants me! But I am staying here and I want you!"

CaneRock

Posted by: Go Canes | December 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

We ranked 45th nationally giving up only 359 yds a game in 2011. And please don't come to me with the whole "Randy's players" argument.

## It WAS Randy's players.


It was the same exact scheme they run now.

## Oh hell no it wasn't.

86Cane

Miami Hurricanes senior QB Stephen Morris has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the bowl announced Monday. Morris joins teammate Brandon Linder, who accepted his Senior Bowl invitation last week.

A third-team All-ACC choice, Morris has thrown for 2,868 yards and 21 TDs through 12 games. For the second straight season, Morris has posted four 300-yard passing games. The Miami native ranks third all-time in Miami history with 7,736 passing yards and 49 passing TDs. Morris is the only QB this season to throw a 50+ yard pass in nine different games.

Morris, who has also been invited to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game, will be the 65th Miami Hurricane to play in the Senior Bowl and the first Canes QB since Brock Berlin in 2005. The 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, which is played annually at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, will kick at 4 p.m. ET on Sat., Jan. 25 and will be televised on the NFL Network.

86Cane

It was the same exact scheme they run now.

## Oh hell no it wasn't.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM

U are confused, he was not comparing Shannon's D with D'Onofrios D. He was talking about the same scheme in Golden's first year at UM 2011 and Golden's third year in 2013.

86Cane

Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 5m

.@CFBPlayoff 2015 semis: Orange, Cotton; title game Glendale; 2016 semis: Fiesta, Chick-fil-A; title game Tampa (Raymond James Stadium).

86Cane

TAMPA HERE WE COME!!!

Ohio_Cane

It's gonna suck to play against Dalvin Cook for the next 3-4 years.

86Cane

And if UM can make a semi-final game in 2015 at Sun Life that will NOT suck either!

CaneRock

U are confused, he was not comparing Shannon's D with D'Onofrios D.

Posted by: 86Cane | December 16, 2013 at 02:47 PM

Uhhhhhh...I know that?

And like I SAID!, it's NOT! the same scheme.

Ohio_Cane

Wells Dusenbury ‏@DuseReport1063 3m

Dwyer WR Johnnie Dixon will announce his collegiate decision tomorrow, per head coach Jack Daniels. #OhioState #Canes #Bama


Like I said, I expect OSU, unfortunately.

Go Canes

It will be tough Ohio but if you look at the stats, at the time of his injury Yearby's numbers were equal and perhaps a little better than Cook's.

Definitely not as explosive but he's tough and very elusive. We have nothing to feel inferior about with a backfield of Yearby and Duke.


Ohio_Cane

Definitely not as explosive but he's tough and very elusive. We have nothing to feel inferior about with a backfield of Yearby and Duke.


Posted by: Go Canes | December 16, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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No doubt. I love Yearby. Think he's fantastic and will do great here.

The addition of Cook would make it that much better, though.

Cook has very similar numbers with a lot less carries.

Willie Will in Missouri

I thought Cook said he wanted to go to a school that makes him feel like he's at Miami central again? If so, that sounds like us, you can't spell Miami central without Miami!!!

Ohio_Cane

Obviously there's tons of smoke around Dalvin Cook to FSU, but I'm sticking with my pick.

I think he's a Cane. For a lot more reasons than me being a Canes fan and wanting him here. AKA: Not a homer pick

Although there's plenty of reasons for him to choose FSU.

CaneRock

Hmmmmmm...Scout now has Powell as a "soft verbal". I wonder what that means as far as Cook is concerned...hmmmmmmmm.

I hope He's not "lookin'" for the same reasons as Turner...the staff wanting Him to play DB.

CaneRock

And speaking of Powell, He's really blown up since Miami offered. Also, I wonder if He's a plan B for both FSU & Miami, should Cook choose the other. Hmmmmmmmm.

Ohio_Cane

Powell is solid as long as Cook doesn't choose UM.

I think he leaves in that case. Not that I want him to, but I think he would.

LB

You all do realize that we have a bowl game, correct?

Ten wins, big deal?

Ohio_Cane

You all do realize that we have a bowl game, correct?

Ten wins, big deal?

Posted by: LB | December 16, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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Yes, and that week I'll focus on that game. Until then, it's recruiting season, thank U very much.

LOL

86Cane

In a business book by James C. Collins called Good to Great, Collins writes about a conversation he had with Stockdale regarding his coping strategy during his period in the Vietnamese POW camp.[11]

I never lost faith in the end of the story, I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which, in retrospect, I would not trade."[12]

When Collins asked who didn't make it out of Vietnam, Stockdale replied:

Oh, that's easy, the optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart."[12]

Stockdale then added:

This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."[12]

Witnessing this philosophy of duality, Collins went on to describe it as the "Stockdale Paradox".

86Cane

So the #1 rated LB in the Country was from GA but chose Ohio State today over The Bulldogs, Roll Tide and every other SEC school.

Can't believe that they let him "get away"?

Ohio_Cane

Can't believe that they let him "get away"?

Posted by: 86Cane | December 16, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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We all know Urban Liar can recruit.

Oh, and yes, he "got away" just like all the SFL talent we "LET GET AWAY"

86Cane

Ohio...I think they should fire Richt and Saban for letting the #1 LB in the Country who was from right in their "backyard" get away. Clearly they both suck, right? LOL

Ohio_Cane

86, yep!

I'd be calling for their heads

4-Real

If Saban & Richt should be fired 4 letting 1 kid get away then our entire staff should be deported! Lol!

Go Canes

Yeah 4 real they are really, really struggling to get good players this recruiting season now that the NCAA mess is behind them.

Wait, mentioning that pesky little three year situation is considered making excuses, butt kissing, being a homer or not understanding football?

I can't keep them straight.

86Cane

It remains to be seen whether or not Auburn's Gus Malzahn will add a national title to his resume in January, but he's got another coach of the year award he can put on it right now.

The Football Writers Association of America announced on Monday that Malzahn has been named this year's recipient of the Eddie Robinson Award, given annually to the best coach in college football.

"This is a huge honor, and I'm very humbled to be named the recipient of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award," Malzahn in the release. "I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Robinson and looked up to him as a coach and as an individual. I accept this award on behalf of our entire coaching staff and players, which have done an outstanding job this year getting our program turned around."

Malzahn has helped lead a remarkable turnaround at Auburn this season. He replaced Gene Chizik this season and took over a team that finished 2012 with a 3-9 record, including an 0-8 mark in conference play. Well, this season Auburn won the SEC and is currently 11-1 and getting ready to play Florida State for a national title.

Not a bad first season, and certainly one that's deserving of this latest award.

Other finalists for the award this year were Baylor's Art Briles, Duke's David Cutcliffe, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Central Florida's George O'Leary, Missouri's Gary Pinkel and Stanford's David Shaw.

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Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 12m

Said a month ago I believed #OhioState was in the lead for Johnnie Dixon. Think the same thing today. Decision 3 p.m. tomorrow. #Canes #Bama

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Getting recruits ain't the problem Go Canes.

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