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November 27, 2014

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Habane

RIP ST. One of the best there ever was

laquinton

Rip Sean.

Ever want to see greatness?

YouTube Legend of Sean.

laquinton

It's the offense stupid!

Posted by: 86Cane | November 27, 2014 at 08:58 PM


So next year we gotta be top 10 in total defense and let's say top 25 in total offense and that will get us 10 wins.

BackInTheHeyDay

Wow I'm kind of shocked this was posted this late! We Canes are going through some trying times! God bless errbody! Keep the faith! GO CANES!!!

BackInTheHeyDay

RIP ST26!!! Gone but not forgotten!!

86Cane

This time last year:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2013/11/canes-kick-the-stuff-out-of-pitt.html

Sarasota 'cane

Love you guys! Happy Thanksgiving!

SJMPARMAN

I have ant things for which I am thankful. This blog and the people who participate in it are really a great group of people, dedicated and hard core fans, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it. Thank you Soup for all you do! God Bless.

SJMPARMAN

That should have been many things for which I am thankful, including excess tryptophan from that delicious Turkey today, lol.

86Cane

Thank you Soup for all you do! God Bless.

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | November 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

All I do is for The U!

86Cane

Saraosta...I sold 4 houses in 2 days this week! Now, if I can get the ALL to closing I might be able to afford a cheesburger or two? LOL

raizecane

ST was a true BEAST........

raizecane

86 - nice going on the 4 houses.

Ohio_Cane

RIP, 26. U are missed always and forever.

TonyCane

Happy thanksgiving to the players, coaches, and staff. Eat hearty, and win on Saturday!

86Cane

Raize...thanks, but, uh, that avatar is over the top don't U think? This is a family show after all! LOL

roachcane77

Congrats SOUP. Nice article, ST was one in a million, and will be missed by everyone, especially his family. A tragedy.

YooperCane

Go canes! Beat Pitt!

raizecane

for a few hours.....nahhhhhhh (LOL)

raizecane

and it was past "prime time"....... :-)

86Cane

OK, I got U.

TonyCane

Me too SJMPARAM. Love you guys and have a great Thanksgiving.

Old Skool

Historical thought
Don't know who gets to be Lincoln nor who would be Burnside, but I sure know who our McClellan is.

In 1862, McClellan led the army down Chesapeake Bay to the James Peninsula, southeast of the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. During this campaign, he exhibited the timidity and sluggishness that later doomed him. During the Seven Days Battles, McClellan was poised near Richmond but retreated when faced with a series of attacks by Lee. McClellan always believed that he was vastly outnumbered, though he actually had the numerical advantage. He spent the rest of the summer camped on the peninsula while Lincoln began moving much of his command to General John Pope's Army of Virginia.

After Lee defeated Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run in late August, 1862 he invaded Maryland. With the Confederates crashing into Union territory, Lincoln had no choice but to turn to McClellan to gather the reeling Yankee forces and stop Lee. On September 17, 1962, McClellan and Lee battled to a standstill along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Lee retreated back to Virginia and McClellan ignored Lincoln's urging to pursue him. For six weeks, Lincoln and McClellan exchanged angry messages, but McClellan stubbornly refused to march after Lee. In late October, McClellan finally began moving across the Potomac in feeble pursuit of Lee, but he took nine days to complete the crossing. Lincoln had seen enough. Convinced that McClellan could never defeat Lee, Lincoln notified the general on November 5 of his removal. A few days later, Lincoln named General Ambrose Burnside to be the commander of the Army of the Potomac.

KYcane

I sold 4 houses in 2 days this week!

Posted by: 86Cane | November 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Won't be long until we see an epic real estate battle.

#TheSoup vs #TheDonald

KYcane

that avatar is over the top don't U think?
Posted by: 86Cane | November 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I'm hoping he brings his photo album with him to the game Saturday.

KYcane

Thankfully the legal system was finally able to bring ST26's killers to judgement.

Now if only it could catch Brian Pata's killers.

86Cane

Old Skool...great story and analogy. I am familiar with that story after reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly. It is one of the best researched and wriiten books I have read in a LONG time. Highly recommended reading!

The recent movie "Lincoln" was also very good.

86Cane

#TheSoup vs #TheDonald

Posted by: KYcane | November 28, 2014 at 09:03 AM

I GOT THIS!

86Cane

Total sales this month: $659,000.

Now if I can get them all to closing before 12/31 then it will be a Happy New Year. And I am not done yet!

AeroCane

86 - you can get them all closed timely and efficiently and cost effectively with my son, Jesse, at bayway mortgage. We close with some prominent Watson agents in north Florida and Orlando is a hop, skip and a jump away!

Ps I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Terrance Sullivan

RIP to the late great Sean Taylor U were and always will be in the mind's, heart's, and souls of the Hurricanes faithful forever. Soup thank U for posting this article yearly. Hoped everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Go Canes Beat Pitt! See U all at Sun Life tomorrow afternoon.

1mg of Epi

### Fans aren’t the only ones who believe UM underachieved. Players do, too.
“We did,” Duke Johnson said. “It wasn’t the talent [that was the problem]. We didn’t come out and play to the talent level.”
Said center Shane McDermott: “We have tons of talent and our record doesn’t show it. We're way better than 6-5 talent wise.”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/11/napier-ennis-drawing-attention-compliments-dolphins-canes-marlins-notes.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes

2% of $659k?

86Cane

We close with some prominent Watson agents in north Florida and Orlando is a hop, skip and a jump away!

Ps I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by: AeroCane | November 28, 2014 at 09:42 AM

We still need to meet for lunch one day. I'll have my people talk to your people. LOL

86Cane

3% of $659,000 minus 20% to broker.

Still a big chunk of change.

86Cane

#RIPST26

AeroCane

Sounds good and yes, that's a nice chunk! Do it monthly and now you're talking!

CaneRock

SOUP...how close are you to winning that Benz?

Go Canes

Almost 2.5% is awesome,

Go Canes

### Not only is UM losing several of its top players, but next year’s schedule poses challenges, with Clemson and Nebraska both visiting Sun Life Stadium, and Duke and FSU on the road.

Other home games in 2015: Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech and likely Bethune Cookman.

Other road games: Cincinnati, FAU, North Carolina and Pittsburgh.

### UM ruled Deon Bush and Herb Waters out for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/11/napier-ennis-drawing-attention-compliments-dolphins-canes-marlins-notes.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Which puts the school in a bind. Do they make the low-percentage play which avoids the media storm that will surely rain down on them if they fire the “loyal” coach and hope he does something he has shown he is incapable of doing for four years? Or, do they bite the bullet, take the hit from the national media, and move on to someone who might give them a better chance of reaching a higher plateau?

In the end, their duty should be to the players. The kids that committed not just to a coach, but to a school. While they will, without a doubt, rank and file support Golden if asked, that is not the Administration’s job. Just like it is not a parent’s job to ask a child what food the child wants to eat. It’s the Administration’s job to make the decision that is in the best interest of the players’ careers, and given the narrow four years that each player has, making a move that has a higher potential to waste one of those years seems unfathomable.

Denzel Perryman’s Senior Day is on Saturday. The time flew by. There is no time to waste. If the school concludes that it is likely at some point in the near future that they will have to move on from Al Golden, they must do so now. Unless they truly believe that it is more likely that Al Golden wins conference and national championships at Miami, than he has to be fired, then the decision has already been made, and Golden should be coaching his last game as head coach of the University of Miami on Saturday.

Go Canes

These melodramatic proclamations literally make me laugh out loud.

Where did you poach that post?

CoCane

Folden has lost 3 times to Virginia. Fire him just for that...

CaneRock

"Melodramatic proclamations"?

Sorta like saying we're only gonna lose 1 more game the rest of way, after getting our @$$e$ JUH-RUBBED! by Lousiville,NU, & GT.

Or do you call that MOVING THE TARGET...BWAHAAAHAHAAAAAAAAA!

1mg of Epi

CR... There's gonna be a "media storm" if they fire AG? Huh?

CaneRock

.

Go Canes

Exactly Epi.

SinisterCane

Go Canes,

didn't you say that if Golden lost another Coastal game that you would call for his head?

CaneRock


CR... There's gonna be a "media storm" if they fire AG? Huh?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM


http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/threads/82406-Vish-s-new-article-says-it-all

Go Canes

These kids are getting a free ride to a top 50 school and any player with NFL talent among our upperclassmen has been developed and will get drafted.

If he goes, he goes. If he stays, which he will, I'll support him.

But this ridiculous viewpoint where somehow these players are victims that need to be saved from our coach takes stupidity to a new level.

Bad losses, for sure. Questions going forward, absolutely.

But give me a break with the rest

CaneRock

^^^^^^^LOL^^^^^

#SAVETHEKIDS!

j.w.

Happy Thanksgiving, all. The season is nearly over and it is what it is. Enjoy the basketball team, volleyball team, and hope your pro teams give you something to celebrate.

KYcane

Enjoy the basketball team, volleyball team, and hope your pro teams give you something to celebrate.

Posted by: j.w. | November 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Don't forget the debate team!

UM Debate Team Wins Multiple Awards

10 UM Students were introduced to intercollegiate debate competition for the first time at the Sunshine State Scrimmage hosted by UCF in Orlando. Competing against teams from UF and UCF, the UM Novice team of Thalia Garcia and Lucas Baker placed first, with Baker named the 2nd place individual speaker and Garcia 3rd. UM sophomore Bancy Makavana also received individual recognition as the 5th place speaker.


Read more here:

http://com.miami.edu/news/2014/10/08/um-debate-team-wins-multiple-awards


SinisterCane

What's are record for night games under AL?

The Dude

Posted by: KYcane | November 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Never forget debate.

WWIN

Just bcuz Alverage Slogan is our coach does NOT mean we have to support HIM!

I also find it funny that Slogan was "allegedly" up for the psu job when he first arrived at UM during the investigation. So why didn't he take the job then while we were still in uncertainty about the investigation? Why didn't he even get interviewed? But soon AFTER the investigation is over he interviews for the job? That was all a lie by him and his agent to milk UM for more money! The first time UM took the bait but fortunately they didn't the second time, but they shoulda told him to stay up there while he was there!

UM owes Slogan NOTHING! What did he do during the "Cloud" besides answer questions and coach, which he didn't do a good job of that? Did we forget that he coached at Temple prior to UM so this was a dramatic upgrade for him anyways even including the "Cloud" this was still better than his previous job! He should be loyal to us, we helped him he didn't help us!

KYcane

Never forget debate.

Posted by: The Dude | November 28, 2014 at 01:12 PM

Pretty hard to do if one is a Canes football fan. -)

SinisterCane

From anther site:

D'Onofrio and the Broyles Award

The way this award works, the Head Coach nominates one of their coaching staff for the award. Nominees are not picked by an independent committee, but each coach may nominate one member of his staff.

What this means is that Al Golden nominated D'Onofrio, the reasons for which I am sure you all can deduce for yourselves. It is a calculated PR move on Al's part. Favoritism. Cronyism. Protecting his own ass. Nothing more, nothing less.

If you wanted to nominate anyone on the staff, it should be Coley in his capacity as QB coach. Turning a true freshman into the ACC's top rated passer is a splendid job of coaching. Much better than anything D'Onofrio has done. Ever.

Go Canes

We have the ACC's defensive player of the year on defense in Denzel, who was developed by Coach D don't we?

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 01:32 PM

Who else has NOFENSE coached up? To bad for Howard and Chickillo NoD only has enough Temple magic for 1 player for every 4 years

1mg of Epi

Developed on spite of... Did U see what Dno did to DP in the GT game?

1mg of Epi

**^ In spite of

The Dude

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM

Word.

Go Canes

You're right. Not a single other player has developed.

My bad.

SinisterCane

Again It's on me

Ohio_Cane

Who else has NOFENSE coached up? To bad for Howard and Chickillo NoD only has enough Temple magic for 1 player for every 4 years

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 28, 2014 at 01:42 PM
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Jermaine Grace has pretty much sucked. Raphael Kirby has been absymal, and let's not even talk about how bad Thurston Armbrister has been, but we knew he would be considering he was a 0* Safety.

I won't mention Corn Elder and the moves he's made as a defender. Or Antonio Crawford, a terrible 3* that no fan wanted. Forget about him too, cuz he's been mediocre.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 01:49 PM

Please name all the 4* Talent thatNOFENSE developed into undrafted free agents

Go Canes

You're completely wasting your time Ohio.

#savethekids

The Dude

Canespace is turning into a colluded real estate mafia. Lol. Grats SOUP.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM

Your right lets extend NoD through 2020 also


#HALFTIMEADJUSTMENTS

Ohio_Cane

Your right lets extend NoD through 2020 also


#HALFTIMEADJUSTMENTS

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 28, 2014 at 02:02 PM
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Don't be so dense.

U posed the question of who he coached up on D. We answered with players who have CLEARLY gotten a lot better since they've been here.

No need to change the subject to an extension or his game-day coaching. Which, by the way, I've been pretty vocal about that I'm not a fan of any longer.

WWIN

#savethekids

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM

You called for Golden's head 2 weeks ago but now your back to supporting him so soon? Lol

The kids do need to be saved, a better coach would be undefeated with this team!

1mg of Epi


You're right. Not a single other player has developed.

My bad.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 01:49 PM

I know I'm right... Thank you for admitting it.

The Dude

They did a great job with Denzel, although this staff puts too much weight on guys. Al can develop 3 stars into draft picks, its one of the most important things a coach does. Unfortunately for Al, the number one most important thing is to win games you should. All Al has to do... Just win the games you should, he can't even do the bare minimum and beat GT, Duke, Maryland, BC, UVA. This isn't a fluke, it's Al Golden football.

Go Canes

I said any more losses this year are unacceptable and anything but total success next year and he'll likely lose his job.

The problem with some of you is in your mind acknowledging anything positive is in some way endorsing this staff.

It is very possible to be critical, as all of us have done, while also seeing the good things that have occurred as well.

The Dude

Brandon McGee turned himself into a draft pick under Golden. I remember how excited I was about him. Armbrister developed under Golden. Pierre, for a 2 star guy Shayon Green was solid. Antonio Crawford is a nice player. Chickillo may be worse off. He was a dynamic pass rusher who's been asked to change his game.

CaneRock

This staff ain't no different than the last staff, in that, it seems like we're starting over every week.

You wanna know what a Golden team will look like if He stays at UM for 3 more years, look no further than last year's team.

Go Canes

And for God's sake take a break from the undefeated talk.

There is exactly ONE this year. There was exactly ONE the year before. Last year every team but four lost at least two games. TEN teams in the final Top 25 had four losses.

You throw that number around like its so easy.

The Dude

I absolutely can not believe we lost to this Nebraska team.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 02:22 PM

Should be undefeated in the Coastal at the very least. We have a better team than Louisville and Nebraska also.

Go Canes

Posted by: The Dude | November 28, 2014 at 02:26 PM

Agreed.

Ohio_Cane

Miami Women's Hoops ‏@MiamiWBB 5m5 minutes ago

Canes start the second half on a TWENTY-SIX TO ZERO run

Go Canes

That's what makes last Saturday so frustrating.

Really thought we were improving every week as the second half of the season went on.

Thought if we played them now we'd beat them but the inconsistency of this team is freaking infuriating.

That's where I put the blame squarely on our coaches.

CaneRock

Who said anything about undefeated. I think most on this board were realistic. I'd say 3-4 losses was the expectation amongst many on CS. But it turns out Lurker was closer in that this was a 6-7 win team.

Ohio_Cane

The kids do need to be saved, a better coach would be undefeated with this team!

Posted by: WWIM | November 28, 2014 at 02:07 PM
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That's who, CR.

The Dude

I think we could be undefeated if we had an elite coach. It might be a little flukey with some luck sprinkled in. No way in hell should we have been curbed stomped like we have been. We should be much better on defense by now. Golden and Coley handcuffed Brad against Louisville. Mark couldn't shut down two one dimensional teams in GT and Nebraska. Okay, FSU, too me looked like we just weren't deep enough on the DL to finish. AQM hurt us in that game. UVA is flat out inexcusable and Al should be fired. 1 or 2 losses and we are seeing real progress. 3 losses and there are still doubters. 4 or 5 losses and we should bring in a new HC because we are heading in the wrong direction.

The Dude

Oh Alex Collins, what could have been.

WWIN

And for God's sake take a break from the undefeated talk.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 28, 2014 at 02:22 PM

Why? To ease the pressure off of your beloved coach.

Who has the most talent in the country? Fsu and they have the easiest schedule to go with it which is why they're still undefeated. Who has the second most talent in the country? Us and we have a easy schedule too, and should be 11-0 or 10-1. Don't feed me that misleading ranking about having the second toughest schedule in the country, that just means that the nobody's we've played have played other nobody's!

The only team on our schedule with more talent than us was fsu. So are you suggesting that we should be losing a few other games for the hell of it?

WWIN

ANYBODY...

Please explain why we should have lost to Louisville, Nebraska, GA Tech, and Virginia?

And really being up 23-7 on fsu, why should we have lost that game?

The Dude

Posted by: WWIM | November 28, 2014 at 02:54 PM

Uh... um... well.... see...

BEERicane

Louisville - we had a Frosh QB taking his first snaps on the road vs a decent opponent. Not an ideal situation to begin your collegiate career. That's why.

The rest and I'm going to add FSU - no reason whatsoever. Other than our absolute garbage staff.

BEERicane

#FSUDad #OkeleeDokelee.

CaneRock


That's who, CR.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 28, 2014 at 02:39 PM

Hellllll yeah! Why not! We'd be pullin' all the stops!...LITERALLY! Pencils,knives,tasers,pepper spray...#1 defense in the country baby!...Old School Canes! LMAO!

The Dude

Watching Missouri and Arkansas and they just posted a stat showing the top teams in CF in drives over 5:00 resulting in TDs (there really is a stat for everything) 1. Arkansas 2. GT 3. Pitt. Looks like we start up the excuse machine now. Defense was on the field too long, lol.

BEERicane

Dude the thing all those teams have in common is they suck.

nemo2002

Did we forget that [Coach Golden] coached at Temple prior to UM so this was a dramatic upgrade for him . . . .

Posted by: WWIM | November 28, 2014 at 01:12 PM

True! Indeed, he now "earns" more - a lot more - than the university president or the med school dean. That is a huge bump in salary (and prestige) over his stature and earning power at Temple.

I think there are THREE reasons why he ultimately withdrew his name from consideration for the PSU head coaching job: 1) it was clear (to him and his agent) that PSU was not going to make him an offer; 2) letting the matter drag out any longer would diminish his standing at UM and hurt ongoing recruiting efforts; and 3) he (and his agent) could leverage the PSU "overture" to strengthen his deal at UM.

Let's face facts. He ain't going anywhere, anytime soon.
Why not?
First, the UM administration does not want to pony up the millions necessary to buy out his contract (and hire a possibly even more costly head coach to replace him).
Second, based on what he has (not) done at UM to date, no other university would hire him as head coach and pay him more than he gets now.
Third, he was (and is) entitled to FIVE years to make the U "relevant" again. I don't think he can do it. But I know (for better or worse) that he is going to get one last chance to try.

Bottom Line: Since U're stuck with him for (at least) another year, we might as well hope for the best.

SinisterCane

#ITSTARTSWITHME

WWIN

Posted by: BEERicane | November 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM

True. But didn't we upgrade at the QB spot this year? Didn't Louisville lose their best player which happened to be their QB and break in a new QB as well? And did their top player this year play against us this year? So I will have to throw the freshman QB excuse out the window

WWIN

Looks like those mighty Cornhuskers are on the ropes again!

86Cane

SOUP...how close are you to winning that Benz?

Posted by: CaneRock | November 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM

We will find out 12/12/14!

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