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March 16, 2015

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CaneRock

FIRST!

AfriCane

Damn you CR!

SOUP

U gotta love it!

Terrance Sullivan

Boom. Canespace rules!

Soup yep Drew Rosenhaus is also my agent maybe KYCANE also but he has to verify that though. Was great meeting Drew and Allen there. UM campus in the Gables is picturesque and a great time was had by all.

I would encourage Spacers to participate in the next Canespace adventure to the Gables. Go Canes.

MauiCane81

Watchu doing up so late you blogger !!! Glad to hear your news....

Demons

The only thing I can see why we didn't make it to the big dance was we had no go to player , a marquee player , we talk about ucla and Indiana making it , but how did okla st make it with a 18-13 record .

Gocanes95

Miami was left out as retribution for the tarnishing of the NCAA during the Shapiro Investigation.

nemo2002

The only thing I can see why we didn't make it to the big dance was we had no go to player , a marquee player . . .

Posted by: Demons | March 16, 2015 at 06:31 AM

UM is "one player" away from being a really good team. If, however, Coach L can't recruit at least one marquee-type player at least once every two or three years this program will be mired in the postseason "second division" (NIT) indefinitely.

Demons

Have been listening to a lot of the talking going on , one of the ncaa selection members said one of the reasons it hurt VA not getting a # 1 seed was because of its best player being hurt ,listening to these guys on Espn when they talk about certain teams they always mention a marquee player on those teams.

Demons

it didn't look like UM was getting in any way we didn't even get a # 1 seed in the NIT, they were a number of teams ahead of us .

Demons

My final 4
UK
AZ
GONZAGA
UVA

raizecane

Jay Belis on Mike & Mike this morning said NO WAY UCLA should had gotten a bid over Miami.

Miami beat Duke and won 10 road games. UCLA had beaten a bunch of nobodies.

Go Canes

The corrupt, souless, money grubbing NCAA reared it's ugly head again yesterday.

UCLA, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Georgia? Give me a break.

Demons

GO CANES, I think the ncaa is like the board of trustees the masters Augusta golf tour, they are not going to give up the ghosts, if it worked in 1886 its still good to work now ,when ever a new president is hired he must abide by the rules and regs and must uphold the laws as they are and never to change anything , when he is on his death bed, he appoints the new pres, the initiation to become the new pres is like the animal house frats .

Demons

'Can I have another sir"

Demons

only changes has been to let a brutha play in the masters, and this year the ncaa decide to have a 4 team playoff, only because the us Prez said so , because they are going to have him on the board next year, lol

Demons

Trying to hold things down until the regulars come on board or wakes up.

TonyCane

"Thank you sir, can I order another investigation of Miami?"

Demons

I knew about the NIT but have never heard about the CBI ,or CIT , tournaments you pay to play , geezus

SinisterCane

CANEZ play the 3rd hardest schedule


http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2015/MAR15/DBMar13.html

Ohio_Cane

I've got UK, Arizona, Villanova, and Duke in the final four, UK vs Duke in finals, UK winning it all.


I know, I went out on a pretty big limb with those picks lol

Terrance Sullivan

LOL Ohio Cane smart man.

30CINCO

UK vs the field.

YOLO, so going to take the field.

When you lose to GT and that other northeastwestern team at home by 20+, it's hard to blame anyone but yourself. BUT, when you compare us to UCLA and a few others, they have just as bad losses. overall record, more road wins, we have the better resume. it is what it is, win the NIT!

Ohio_Cane

UCLA getting in is a horrendous error by the committee.

CaneRock


This team has talent, it just needs to be developed more, as well as developing more chemistry.

Uceda needs to develop a close-in & mid-range game.

I think Sherman is a 3-4 combo, He needs to put the ball on the floor more and go to the hole.

McClellan can be a top player in the ACC, but He lacks consistency.

I like A-Rod, He just needs to develop His PG skills more.

I feel Lecomte will get better.

Like I said, this team needs to develop chemistry above all, this was really the 1st year of a pieced together team after all.

Posted by: CaneRock | March 15, 2015 at 11:51 PM


CaneRock

There's a moral to this story, and Coach L and the men could take a lesson from Golden that he hasn't learned yet: Don't lose to teams you're much better than. The losses to those teams kept us out of the Dance. One more win and we were in.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 15, 2015 at 09:49 PM

I agree, although I'd say 2 more wins and we were in. The GT,Providence, & EKU losses were head scratching to say the least.

Alex D

What's good Legion/Canespace; unfortunately, UCLA and Indiana has basketball championships and history, that is why they are in.

VfB_Cane

unfortunately, UCLA and Indiana has basketball championships and history, that is why they are in.

Posted by: Alex D | March 16, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Wouldn't it be nice if the College football playoff followed the same principle?
We have plenty of championships and history to offer! (as repeatedly shown here in Soup's pictures from the UM sports HOF).

Ohio_Cane

Shyheim Carter ‏@1stclassdat_ 14m14 minutes ago

I will be decommitting from the UA Under Armour game and committing to the U.S. Army All American game @ArmyAllAmerican @ArmyBowl 5⃣🏈🇺🇸


Now I've freakin seen it all....

Go Canes

That's the funniest thing ever Ohio.

Can't wait for Kaaya to decommit from a run this year and commit to a pass instead.

Ohio_Cane

RT @CanesFootball: Miami Announces Promotions and Additions to Football Staff - http://gocan.es/1Bq7Gup

AfriCane

soup, I know the lack of success of the football team has caused some burn out. But I subscribe to the notion that your success in real estate coupled with said burn-out is the reason for your impending capitulation to keeping the blog running. I also challenge U that u r not letting your entrepreneurial spirit edge out your emotions; u can always sell the blog. U will get something from that and preserve the blog as a home of refuge for cane fans. Better yet. Let one of either umike, Ohio, t-sully, etc run it until u get your cane mojo back, till the canes start winning again, or golden gets fired, whichever comes 1st.
Also, I don't understand y u haven't developed a blog for sale on the App Store for like $2. We will all gladly buy it. And u can have some type of income from this.
Common man!!!!

CaneRock

If Al Golden has a successful season in 2015, Shaquille Quarterman will honor his commitment and sign with the Hurricanes.

If UM struggles and there become major questions in Coral Gables, the four-star linebacker could end up elsewhere.

"I would call my commitment to Miami 95-percent right now," said Quarterman. "I am leaving that 5-percent open because if Miami loses and has a bad season, then I could go to another school.

"Auburn, Florida, Alabama, LSU, and Michigan are all still recruiting me hard and I will be taking my official visits.

Even with the visits, if Miami has a good season, I am signing with them."

The 6-foot-1, 239 pound inside backer out of Oakleaf, Fla. has visited UM many times and he is committed to the Hurricanes for many reasons.

"I really like everything at Miami. I grew up a big Miami fan, so it was my dream to play there. I know I fit in there as a player and a student. I have the opportunity to play early there and it is just right for me there."

Quarterman is planning to graduate early and enroll in college early in January.

Miami The Opening Regional Review: Quarterman was in the best shape I have seen him in. His body is really coming together and he moved well. He is really good when moving north-south and he disects things quickly. He is quiet and he really soaks in the coaching well. I like his strength and ability to stop the run. What stood out most at this event was his frame, his awareness, and just his ability to take coaching.

VfB_Cane

RT @CanesFootball: Miami Announces Promotions and Additions to Football Staff - http://gocan.es/1Bq7Gup

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 16, 2015 at 03:06 PM

The three outsiders are coming from a radio station, Montana State and ... Temple.
If OGV ever comes back here again, things might get ugly.
Personally, I couldn't care less whether we promote the bus driver to "director of player transportation" or add a former Indonesian badminton champion to the coaching staff.
We need better results on the field, no matter how.

SinisterCane

Better win

VfB_Cane

I wonder whether this will help or hurt us:

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12493645/adidas-pursue-extension-nba-apparel-deal

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: AfriCane | March 16, 2015 at 03:26 PM

I would gladly pay for an app. Would pay for a feature that removes GC's posts too, lol.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: SinisterCane | March 16, 2015 at 03:42 PM

Doubtful.

Go Canes

Your open mindedness to opposing views is staggering.

Go Canes

Lol.

AfriCane

The three outsiders are coming from a radio station, Montana State and ... Temple.
If OGV ever comes back here again, things might get ugly.
Personally, I couldn't care less whether we promote the bus driver to "director of player transportation" or add a former Indonesian badminton champion to the coaching staff.
We need better results on the field, no matter how.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | March 16, 2015 at 03:38 PM

ROTFLMBO!!!! That's some evil ass sarcasm. Haaaa!! U killing me. Stop! Haaaahaaa! Looking up who the Indonesian badminton Champ is on google now. Lol!!

Go Canes

Well deserved:

@MiamiWBB: The team was pretty excited to hear the news. Going to the Dance! http://t.co/HNv4JOjawT

NativeCane

Let one of either umike, Ohio, t-sully, etc run it until u get your cane mojo back, till the canes start winning again, or golden gets fired, whichever comes 1st.Also, I don't understand y u haven't developed a blog for sale on the App Store for like $2. We will all gladly buy it. And u can have some type of income from this.Common man!!!!Posted by: AfriCane | March 16, 2015 at 03:26 PM

Lets see, WWIM, OGV, UMike, Africane, Go Canes, Dude, Sota Cane, TSully, Raize, KY, Ohio, UpNorth, vfb, Canerock, Alex,
30cinco, Demons, Sinister, TonyCane, Maui, GC95, old skool, Native, SOUP, and a dozen other folks are gonna be blog
stockholders?

Cant wait to see that fireworks show! BOL

Dem Canes!!!

NativeCane

Well that was a great post that just got eaten by the typepad blog monster!

His Royal Dudeness

SOUP,

Have you looked into moving CS to Blogger? I think its free and your users can launch it in an app. Maybe worth a test run?

His Royal Dudeness

Not free. Just looked into it. Maybe cheaper?

SOUP

It is not the cost, the cost is CHEAP.

There are other reasons.

His Royal Dudeness

Maybe a new venue will make it more fun for you?

Go Canes

We could talk about Randy.

CoCane

We didn't make the big dance because...

1. Rodriguez sucks
2. McClellan isn't aggressive enough

Go Canes

Wow:

@billbarnwell: Wow. Chris Borland is retiring over concerns about the impact of concussions. "I don’t think it's worth the risk." http://t.co/9gBn2c62yN

SOUP

New venue just means learning a new blog system. I ain't got time for that!

Go Canes

This may be the most incredible stat I've seen in a long, long time:

@ESPNStatsInfo: Most Tackles Among Rookies Last Season
C.J. Mosley 129 (1,019 snaps)
Preston Brown 108 (967 snaps)
Chris Borland 100 (454 snaps)

Ohio_Cane

Straight from Shaq Quarterman's dad:


Up Voted! 6 Down Voted!
Nobody is committed until NSD...There is always a possibility to flip ....Shaq included... But I'm here to tell yah Shaq is Miami's to lose... If Miami went 6-7 that still would not rattle Shaq's commitment...The problem would be if the BOT decided to replace the current staff with someone we don't get the warm and fuzzy with ...no track record ...he could flip... Shaq will visit UF Auburn Alabama and would like to see LSU Michigan and Ohio State ....again recruiting is open until NSD..We will go to UF Saturday and be in Miami next Wed Thur Fri and Saturday. This a decision that he will have to live with..I'm here to help...and try not to influence with any bias...he is getting all these Cane gifts...I tell him somebody will be wearing it regardless....

CoCane

This is what the hoops team needs to get out of it's players for maximum success next year...

Point Guard

Jaquan Newton needs to beat out A-Rod and become the starter. Newton is just as quick but bigger, more athletic and has a higher ceiling. A-Rod has shot under 40% his entire college career. As a red shirt junior, he shot his worst % ever. It's what happens when you give a bad shooter the green light to jack up bad shots. He built a state of the art chimney for santa to slide down with the bricks he put up this season...

Shooting Guard

Lecompte is a 5'10 SG. He doesn't have the vision to be a PG. So Burnette and Palmer need to develop and bury him at end of the bench. Burnette is 6'2. Palmer is 6'5. They both have more talent and potential. McClellan needs to get aggressive. I didn't see any other Guard in the ACC with his combination of size, athleticism, perimeter shot and defense. If he steps up, he'll be 1st team all conference and a 1st round draft pick.

SF

Davon Reed has the potential to combine with McClellan and be the best wing tandom in the ACC and maybe the country. He's 6'6, athletic and shoots the 3 at 40%. He has the same problem as McClellan. Not aggressive enough. He needs to bring it next year.

PF

Kamari Murphy will be eligible next season. He's. 6'9, athletic and brings a ruggedness and hustle that we haven't had since Julian Gamble. Omar Sherman will provide depth a stretch 4 game that should improve.

C

Jekiri has improved every season. He blocks shots, rebounds and hit the 10 - 15 ft jumper. If he adds a couple of post moves and start dunking instead of laying it up, he'll be a problem. Uceda is a junior. He is what he is. A stretch 5. Hopefully he can be more consistant.

If the team makes these improvements. They will go dancing in 2016 and make a deep run. Even deeper than 2013...

Terrance Sullivan

Well said CoCane.

CoCane

Thanks TS...

JCane

Lady Canes open up on 3/20 vs. Washington, in what would appear to be a competitive game, with #11 seed going up against #6 UWash in Iowa. Interestingly, the lady Canes are in the bracket with NDU as the #1, with NDU being from Miami's conference and having a loss at the lady Canes' hands. The Canes would have to go on a crazy out of their mind streak for that to matter though, as they wouldn't get to the Irish until the elite 8, and would have to likely get through the #2 from their bracket, Baylor, to get there. Unfortunately, I think the U is good, well-coached and overmatched. There is a decent shot at one win, but I wouldn't bank on a big run. Still, they're in the tnmt, so kudos and good luck...

UMike

"Brown will serve as the Outside Linebackers Coach and will direct the team’s Nickel package."

So Kareem Brown, a DT, will direct our Nickel package... is that normal?

UMike

Did the Lady Canes make the dance?

Go Canes

@mattyports: [ICYMI] Al Golden will continue to coach Miami's special teams in 2015. http://t.co/9MVr5BuKhW

Go Canes

@mattyports: [ICYMI] The NIT-bound Canes hope to follow the blueprint of Jim Larranaga's greatest teams. http://t.co/VzY1GOCmbe http://t.co/YaHwjPkRcq

Demons

CoCane That was a very insightful look at the BBall team , very good , you should be our BBall columnist.

KYcane

So Kareem Brown, a DT, will direct our Nickel package... is that normal?

Posted by: UMike | March 17, 2015 at 06:25 AM

In Alpa's world it is

trianglecane

Horrible... Horrible offseason for my 9ers..

JCane

Yes, UMike.

1mg of Epi

CANEZ play the 3rd hardest schedule
http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2015/MAR15/DBMar13.html

Posted by: SinisterCane | March 16, 2015 at 09:34 AM

Strength of schedule in CFB is bunk. There is too much turnover each year for year over year comparisons and the talent differetial between leagues is too great. 6-7 in the SEC is not 6-7 in the ACC. There are even large differentials between divisions.


Terrance Sullivan

Whether it's bunk or not U can't call it a candy arse schedule either. And let's not act like the ACC is the Sun Belt now it ain't the SEC but it ain't bottom feeders either. So it's also Bunk when the SEC plays 4 lollipop non conference games but no one complains about that though. Smdh.

SinisterCane

Morning Spacers

1mg of Epi

Sorry TS but the ACC-C is the bottom feeder of the power 5. The fact that you have to look to the sunbelt to make your comparison I think says it all.

That the SEC refuses (mostly) to schedule quality OOC games is not a good look. One of the things I've always loved about our canes is the anybody anywhere mentality.

My comment was really meant to point out the silliness in comparing one squad to the prior years version, which can go both ways. There will be a number of teams who are better this year than last, as well as teams better last year than this. Not to mention that victories (or losses) aren't 1:1. These comparisons while sometimes accurate can just as often be an exercise in futility.

It was certainly not my intention to offend you. If you would like to talk thru these feelings I am here for you.

Ohio_Cane

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 16m16 minutes ago

No red or yellow jersey for OL Kc McDermott. He was counting down to participating fully in practice, expected to return today & he did.

Ohio_Cane

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 27m27 minutes ago

Tracy Howard, who was dealing w/a shoulder injury and missed two practices before the #Canes' break, is a full participant at practice today

Terrance Sullivan

Well said 1mg.

SinisterCane

Better win in 2015

Go Canes

@TheStateOfTheU: Coley at 2, Scott at 5, Hurlie at 20 RT @RyanBartow: The nation's Top recruiters: http://t.co/8f1X4Jh7OR

Go Canes

The SEC is top heavy but the bottom and the middle have total garbage, just like the rest of the conferences out there.

Look at what happened to these alleged powers last bowl season.

CaneRock

Watching last night's Heat-Cavs game, there's no better stage for a superstar to shine than the Triple A...even without LeWhat's HisName. WWIM, have I said PHUCK! LeDAMN! Yo'tapeisadamnshame...lately?...LMAO!

CaneRock

And didn't somebody say LeYawn would've ate Scottie Pippen for lunch...shiiiiid, LeScared wouldn't even take Bill Walker to the hole last night LMAO!

SinisterCane

Look at what happened to these alleged powers last bowl season.

Posted by: Go Canes | March 17, 2015 at 10:28 AM

I agree but with Faildon as the HC any bottom feeder will look a BCS squad - South Carolina

CaneRock

Good breakdown Coke. Like I said, this team doesn't need to go out and get all these McDonald's All-Americans, they just need to improve what they have now.

CaneRock

Is Joe Robbie Stadium/Pro Player Park/Pro Player Stadium/Dolphins Stadium/Dolphin Stadium/Land Shark Stadium/Sun Life Stadium about to have a name change? It should.

On January 18, 2010, the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Financial reached a five-year agreement for the naming rights to the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie. That deal paid the Dolphins $7.5 million per season, for a total of $37.5 million. Counting the years since that deal, it should be set to expire this upcoming weekend.

The timing was perfect for the Dolphins, who were coming out of a one-year contract with Jimmy Buffett and Anheuser-Busch for the stadium to be called Land Shark Stadium after Buffet's beer, and for Sun Life Financial, who put the name on the stadium just weeks before the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl were held in the stadium. At the time, the benefits to Sun Life Financial, in terms of exposure and name recognition, was estimated to be worth $26 million.

Of course, Sun Life Financial could renew their agreement with the Dolphins, but at the end of 2011, the Canadian based company pulled most of its United States based operations, and said they would not be extending the agreement.

Jumping back to January 13, 2015, we should be days away from the naming rights agreement ending, and Sun Life Stadium becoming something else. Whatever that is, from reverting to some form of Joe Robbie Stadium/Dolphins Stadium/Dolphin Stadium or if a new naming rights deal is in the works, the name of the stadium currently undergoing major renovations should also be updated.


UMike

They should name it "Not Our On Campus Stadium...Stadium"

His Royal Dudeness

Big Citrus should sponser it as the Orange Bowl.

His Royal Dudeness

What if the Florida Gators sponsored it? The Florida Gators Miami Stadium.

Terrance Sullivan

Well Sun Life will stay the name this season and by the Fall of 2016 before the start of the 2016 Canes and Dolphins Football seasons. Their will be a new sponsorship name. BOL the Orange Bowl wasn't on our campus either but that was funny as hell hahaha. Good one the Dude hahaha.

thirstybuzzardcane

I've always called it Joe Robbie, and always will!!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 21s21 seconds ago

Kc McDermott, after his first full practice since a knee injury says his goal is to earn a starting job. Next goal? A national championship.

Ohio_Cane

Alejandro Narciso ‏@Ale_Narciso1 2m2 minutes ago Coral Gables, FL

McDermott says he won’t accept anything less than Coastal Champs then ACC Champs and after that, National Champs

Ohio_Cane

RT @HNYNUT_BERRIOS: I promise you nobody is working like we are right now

UMike

RT @HNYNUT_BERRIOS: I promise you nobody is working like we are right now

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM

I wanna believe the kid, but....

CoCane

You're right Canerock.

They have plenty of talent...

McClellan 4* top 50
Burnette 4* top 50
Reed 4* according to scout.com
Newton 4*
Sherman 4* top 100
Murphy 4*

And the lone recruit coming next year SF Anthony Lawrence Jr. is a 4* top 100 player.

The rest of the team were 3* coming out of high school. It's not on the level of UNC or Kentucky but it aint no slouch...

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 4m4 minutes ago

So, @ChristyChirinos and @Manny_Navarro say players are telling them that the offense is picking up the pace, not slowing it down

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 2m2 minutes ago

Picking up the pace is definitely the way to go. Glad to see that's where we're going with the scheme

AfriCane

Help! Someone ate my blog.

30CINCO

D. Jackson put a lick on that crossing route

https://instagram.com/p/0VVwQ2qCNZ/

Ohio_Cane

D. Jackson put a lick on that crossing route

https://instagram.com/p/0VVwQ2qCNZ/

Posted by: 30CINCO | March 17, 2015 at 01:06 PM
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Man, that boy got big. What wonders a RS year did for him.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 17, 2015 at 02:00 PM

And then the D gave up a TD. Maybe they were non-tackle drills.

Ohio_Cane

TD, watch it, it was clearly a non-tackle type drill. I'm more focused on the guy laying on the ground who DIDN'T catch the ball.

SinisterCane


RT @HNYNUT_BERRIOS: I promise you nobody is working like we are right now

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM

I wanna believe the kid, but....

Posted by: UMike | March 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM

#EFFing Twitter Champs

Catch the GOTDAMM ball next time against FSU :(

Go Canes

Demetrius is starting to resemble Calais Campbell more and more.

By the time he leaves here he'll probably have pretty similar dimensions he did heading to the combine.

Montreal-Cane


Big Citrus should sponser it as the Orange Bowl.

Posted by: The Dude | March 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM

The Tropicana Orange Bowl or The Orange Bowl at Tropicana field...LOL..

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