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May 27, 2015

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Ohio_Cane

1st again!

Terrance Sullivan

Boom baby.

86Cane

Dear Seminoles and Gators fans:

Read it and weep! FSU and UF have a combined 29 CWS appearances and ZERO titles.

Go Canes

Drive for 5!!!

Go Canes

Support your Canes if you can!!!

@CoachMcElwain: Great work, #GatorNation ... now let's get that number to 90,000 in 2015. #SeeYouInTheSwamp http://t.co/syIhMgrQ6h

At a $75 per person revenue number, UF is generating almost $15 million more in game $$ per season alone.

Attendance matters.

Ohio_Cane

Canes > Seminoles & Gators. Just like God intended it.

VfB_Cane

It's abaout time the Canes brought home another CWS trophy.
This year's team has all it takes, they just need to put it all together now.
Another 10 or 11 wins should do.

Go Canes

@mattyports: NFL coaches rip Ereck Flowers, Art Kehoe disagrees; plus, Brad Kaaya plays tour guide: http://t.co/bNa5XgHahW http://t.co/7dJuvFl3Wn

Go Canes

@mattyports: UM QB commit Jack Allison, to Rivals: "Only guy I really want that would cap off this 2016 class is Binjimen Victor. That would be awesome"

1mg of Epi

5.5 is a joke. Even if the losses of Dorsett, Walford, Duke, Perryman, Chickillo and Flowers hurt more than we think, this is won't turn out to be one of the worst Hurricane teams in the past 30 years.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | May 27, 2015 at 08:21 AM

It was one of the worst teams in 30 years WITH those guys. Why do you expect improvement without them?

Go Canes

We will have an All American caliber QB and the deepest defensive line we've had here in years.

Both will go along way in solving our two biggest problems last year, stopping the run and second half scoring.

Ohio_Cane

Stephen Holder ‏@HolderStephen 2h2 hours ago

TE Erik Swoope has made two diving catches today. Looks like a football player to me. #Colts


Good for him!

Ohio_Cane

Mike Wells ‏@MikeWellsNFL 11m11 minutes ago

Coach Pagano on Phillip Dorsett: "He’s got rare, rare speed.”


We know! Lol

Ohio_Cane

Canefreak2001 ‏@Canefreak2001 2m2 minutes ago

VIDEO: The Comeback | 2003 Miami vs Florida http://youtu.be/Qc5erbhNYao

RCCF

Leave it to Blake James to take all positivity with one swipe of the magic wand..
"While winning games at Miami is exciting, it's not what makes our kids Champions"..."Donate $$$$"..

Can we say FIRE HIM

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: One of the best anecdotes from #Canes coach Jim Morris ahead of regionals. On the expectations for UM baseball: http://t.co/VLuPYZsRhp

USAFCane

Canefreak2001 ‏@Canefreak2001 2m2 minutes ago

VIDEO: The Comeback | 2003 Miami vs Florida http://youtu.be/Qc5erbhNYao

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 27, 2015 at 02:10 PM

miss those days, we mattered back then.

VfB_Cane

It was one of the worst teams in 30 years WITH those guys. Why do you expect improvement without them?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | May 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

All experts agreed that going 6-7 was a masterpiece in underachievment this past season.
While I have my reservations about us winning 9 or more games this year, I cannot see us regressing even further and going 5-7 or worse (which is what an over-under of 5.5 implies).

CaneRock

After reading that article, I'm convinced more than ever that baseball is random as hell when it comes down to winning Championships.

Terrance Sullivan

Heck Vegas don't believe we are gonna go 5-7 look at those horrendous odds if U take over U have to pay 160 dollars to win a 100 dollars translation they feel our Canes will win at least 6 or more games. Read between the lines.

The Dude

I'm done with my Esophagus surgery. Feeling goodish, alive and well.

The Dude

Miami's floor is 6 wins. Take the over on 5.5. Miami plays Bethune-Cookman and FAU to start 2015. Miami will be 2-0 with the rest of the season to win 4 more. If Miami isn't 2-0 then someone set the school on fire and burn it down.

Blake should know when to shutup.

The Dude

Great point TS.

86Cane

It was one of the worst teams in 30 years WITH those guys. Why do you expect improvement without them?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | May 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

1. We will have new uniforms.

2. The cheerleaders get better every year.

3. Tailgates are to die for!

4. Most importantly, Sun Life will have more shade.

Those facts alone equal 10 wins EASY.

The Dude

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | May 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

So 6 wins in 2015 is greater than 6 wins in 2014? I know what youre saying though.

This is how bad Al is, 2014 Canes should have competed for the playoffs, instead they didnt even win the Coastal. Miami is trying to build champs with chumps.

The Dude

When do we see the new unis? We got to see them before we know how many games they'll win.

The Dude

Oh, and one chimp. Mark.

Go Canes

This is how bad Al is, 2014 Canes should have competed for the playoffs

Posted by: The Dude | May 27, 2015 at 07:20 PM

This is a ludicrous statement.

86Cane

This is a ludicrous statement.

Posted by: Go Canes | May 27, 2015 at 07:46 PM

Not if your stage name is Ludicrous?

TonyCane

This is the most balanced team that we have had in experience, roster depth, and talent since 2011. That's not opinion...that is fact.

Lur-ker

LOL at the criticism of Blake James because he's taking every opportunity to ask for money. That's his job!

Of all the big time programs, the U is the one with the least money and resources. And they have a hard time competing, on the money level, with the big players down here, especially in the south. You name the program, he has twice the resources and revenue of Miami.

That's why the school, Blake James in particular, ask for money all the time. They have to. End of story. You go Blake, keep asking for money. We need it. Complaints and whining don't put money into the pot. It's sorely needed.

PS: Soup, any reason why my comments are blocked or not showing up?

The Dude

I have zero problem with Blake hitting guys up for money. My problem is statements that say being a champion isn't about wins and losses.

The Dude

A ludicrous statement? Miami had as much talent as anyone, I didn't say they should have been in the playoffs, I said they should have competed for the playoffs, which they should have. Your defense of all things Al is ludicrous. The guy did the worst job in America last year, most of the fan base hates him because thus far he has absolutely sucked. They team put as much talent in the NFL as anyone but you think my statement is ludicrous. Lol.

Lur-ker


Posted by: The Dude | May 27, 2015 at 09:42 PM

I'll agree the statement might be poorly worded, but his intention is correct, and that's what I'm getting at.

As far as that particular statement, I learned a long time ago not to take printed comments too seriously when there's room to review the statement in context. How. Someone says something, and context, and the tone in which they say, is almost important as the statement itself.

I can't remember the situation, but a couple weeks ago people were getting all up in arms about some statements that Golden said, but if you listened to the actual comments on the Rose interview, they were totally innocuous.

It's like if someone overhears me saying to a buddy, "I'm going to kill him" and prints it, but in context, we were laughing and high-fiving. That's an extreme example, but until I hear or read the entire article, at least gets more context I won't even criticize the possible clumsiness of that statement. There are other things that are more crucial that are much more important to criticize him on, including not raising enough money

The Dude

It's all a reflection of Miami not firing Al. Blake hitched his wagon to the Al Golden criticism for better or worse. Al, Blake and Donna will have every word twisted to its worse possible context because Al has done a poor job and is worthy of termination. I definitely agree that Blake has to raise as much money as possible, but please stop lowering Miami's football standards. And I know Miami does a lot more than football, that's cool for all the guys who are alumns, for everyone else it's football, football, football with a side of football and football for desert with a scoop of football on top. Simply put, Al hasn't won enough and most doubt he'll win enough. Al has never done anything to prove he's worth waiting on and is at a point where he has to overachieve to make up for his constant underachieving. If Al overachieves next year, it will be the first time he's done it at Miami.

Go Canes

Louisville had three more players drafted than us.

Missouri, Oklahoma, Stanford had just one less than us.

The GATORS had more guys get picked than us for goodness sakes.

Yes we underachieved. But to jump to playoff contender is a major stretch. Quality depth across nearly all positions does that. We absolutely did not have that.

So yes, it's a ludicrous statement.

Go Canes

James is doing a fine job by the way.

We've had unprecedented investment into our sports programs, record season ticket numbers in football, the biggest individual gifts we've ever had and we have NCAA tourney quality teams in a multitude of sports. All of this is being done with a shoe string budget by big time college athletics standards.

Not firing Al Golden before some wanted is a pretty myopic view of what's happening at the U.

86Cane

Go Canes...please stop stating the OBVIOUS facts, and just go with opinions, OK?

The Dude

Louisville had a coach in their first year. The Gators fired Muschamp for his performance and Missouri, Oklahoma and Stanford's HCs have actually done something at their respective schools. Stanford had 8 wins, Missouri had 11 wins and played in the SEC CG, Oklahoma had 8 wins also. So with one less, the each managed at least 2 more wins playing in tougher conferences.

The Dude

^^^ there's some more OBVIOUS facts 86.

JCane

We have a baseball regional this weekend, yet we barely discuss it here. Why not focus on how this really good team is doing? This team isn't in a used to matter stage, but is actively mattering right now. For those who are able/live close enough, show up this weekend at the Light. There is little in baseball like the excitement of college regionals/superregionals.

For those who follow, the U regional winner, which hopefully will be the host (again, as I'd said in a past post, ECU is not to be taken lightly), will take on the winner of the Dallas Baptist regional in a superregional. I'd mentioned that this is a scary looking regional given the likes of former champions Oregon State and UTexas, along with VCU, playing there. That being said, only Dallas Baptist is ranked, interestingly enough. I think Texas won the Big 12 with a record barely above .500. Dallas Bapt. may be the best team this season that nobody has heard of.

Of other interest, the UF regional champ will play the FSU regional champ in their superregional. This means that there is no chance for the big 3 FL teams to all end up in Omaha.

On a side note, 86, when will the stadium changes be in place (ie more shade)? I thought it's supposed to be in 2016.

Lur-ker

but please stop lowering Miami's football standards.

//////

Who's lowering Miami's football standards? Certainly not me.

As far as other sports, I'm extremely proud of what the University of Miami has done in all sports whatever they may be. Also, it's inaccurate to say that you have to be an alum to be into other sports at the U. I know several people that blog here that are into all the other programs that aren't necessarily alums. Some people love ALL the U

86Cane

there's some more OBVIOUS facts 86.

Posted by: The Dude | May 27, 2015 at 10:29 PM

How much anger do you have stored up inside against your Miami Hurricanes teams? For the record, I have none.

Baseball is great.

Tennis was spectacular.

Basketball did better than anyone expected.

Debate team kicked ASS!

Chill, drop a pill, have a cold beverage and enjoy the process. It will either get you to where you want to be or not. But don't get your knickers in a bunch or your panties in a wad for no reason! It is just sports and games and making money at real estate! That is all...

Lur-ker

Jcane is right. We all love the football team, but it's time to get excited about this regional coming up. I can't wait till Friday at seven, I'm definitely going to be there. It's going to be funny because FIU hates us to death. You can't blame them they're little brother in the big city, that nobody pays attention to. They always have some good players because they're drawing from one of the best areas, which is Miami, for baseball players.

CaneRock

Curry reminds me of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, formerly Chris Jackson outta LSU.

The Dude

Miami debate goes without saying 86. I'm not even going to waste bandwidth on spelling that out. As far as my panties in a wad for no reason, you keep your Canespace on the internet and out of my bedroom. You know I make valid points about the state of Miami football and I'll leave this debate at that.

Go Canes

@ByTimReynolds: AP Story: Miami and FIU set to meet in baseball for first time since 2008, rekindling a feud. http://t.co/C3qQJHRCuV

Go Canes

@mattyports: Hoping to show new facilities to recruits, UM hosting major 7-on-7 tournament Sunday: http://t.co/nYNjiFMvCG http://t.co/ajEwAUzjNW

Go Canes

Dude your post basically says the same thing I did, we underachieved.

Aside from TCU none of those teams even sniffed the playoff.

You need too to bottom quality to get there. Not just top.

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: More on UM-FIU baseball later, but for now, a look at how leads against the Canes haven't always been safe this year: http://t.co/3jj9AmZ4gX

Lur-ker

That Blake James statement was in a donor email sent yesterday, as a deadline for contributions approaches. My inbox was overflowing yesterday, so I didn't get to this email till late last night.

Tempest in a teapot.

Here is the full text:
........
I believe that everyone has the potential within them to be a champion. To be a winner in life and, for those who enter the arena, a winner on the field or court. Yet, while winning games at Miami is exciting, it is not what makes our student-athletes champions.

Champions look for solutions instead of problems; they support one another; they push themselves beyond limits; and they do it all with integrity and class.

With the incredible support of our educators, coaches, staff and supporters such as yourself, our student athletes are excelling like never before. But there is always more we can do and we need your support.

Help to continue the championship tradition at "The U." Please give now . . . make an impact . . . and help continue Building Champions!

Blake James
Director of Athletics
.....

Sinistercane

1 vs 2 gap defensive line philosophy

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2015/5/27/8674495/plugging-the-gap-the-miami-hurricanes-defensive-line-philosophy

Lur-ker

Ohio and/or moderator:

Is there a reason I can't post under my original name: l u r k e r ?

The posts don't show up.

Ohio_Cane

l u r k e r was BANNED!!!!


Just kidding. I have no idea why. I don't see any restrictions on that name.

Lur-ker

I have been banned! LOL

I just tried posting under my original screen name - it won't show.

No big deal, but is it possible someone put my name on a banned list, maybe by mistake?

I'll just keep posting with the hyphen

Go Canes

Had it happen to me.

Logout, clear your history then restart your phone.

Should fixi it.

Lur-ker

Will do. Thanks.

Go Canes

@JGJr9: LSU and UF not even in the top 5 despite their Twitter rants claiming themselves DBU. https://t.co/S3AZbD2h1f

Lur-ker

The butthurt is strong with our two northern rivals

CaneRock

These Indian kids have a monopoly on the Spelling Bee.

Lur-ker

They're awesome. Good for them.

CaneRock

4 more days till the WORSE football President in UM history officially steps down...#THANKSDONNA!

NativeCane

It was one of the worst teams in 30 years WITH those guys. Why do you expect improvement without them?Posted by: 1mg of Epi | May 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM
1. We will have new uniforms.
2. The cheerleaders get better every year.
3. Tailgates are to die for!
4. Most importantly, Sun Life will have more shade.
Those facts alone equal 10 wins EASY.
Posted by: 86Cane | May 27, 2015 at 07:19 PM

Soup, I cant wait!

Dem Canes!!!

NativeCane

I'm done with my Esophagus surgery. Feeling goodish, alive and well.Posted by: The Dude | May 27, 2015 at 07:08 PM

Dude, did U opt for the esophagus/colonoscopy combo.......?

KYcane

Debate team kicked ASS!

Posted by: 86Cane | May 27, 2015 at 11:14 PM

Technically they piss excellence don't they TD

Glad your surgery was successful

Go Canes

@CanesWarningFS: NEW: David Thompson named Louisville first-team All-American because he's a bad, bad man at the plate. http://t.co/8yBDAhjVkz

Lur-ker


Posted by: CaneRock | May 28, 2015 at 03:54 PM

LOL

Miami played football before the last 15 years, so, uh......no.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^ My bad...the WORSE...EVER.

Go Canes

Yeah Tad Foote really loved the football program.

Jimmy absolutely loved him and the way he always had his back.

Give me a break.

Lur-ker

A+ for boldness

F for factual content

Lur-ker

LOL,

Miami's been playing football since 1927, CR, do the math.

CaneRock

Tad Foote...Jimmy,Dennis,Butch.

Donna...kept Coker around too long,Randy, & Golden.

Not even close...Edward "My Good Man" Foote > Donna...BEST EVER!

Lur-ker

Make CR ubermaster of the University in charge of hiring, firing and evaluating university presidents. I think that's the solution to all our problems.

Go Canes

There were ADs that contemplated shutting down football and DID shut down basketball.

Tad Foote absolutely loathed the entire football program and hated Jimmy Johnson.

But Shalala was the worst for not firing Coker, who won and played for a NC his first two years, hiring Randy who everyone loved and of course being behind the Golden hire, a coach that's basically been on probation for 75% of his time here.

LOL

86Cane

Soup, I cant wait!

Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | May 28, 2015 at 03:56 PM

Don't U know!

86Cane

OK, indulge me a bit while I tell a short but truestory:

So we are at a UM game in sunny Sun Life Stadium and of course I am trying to find the little shade that exists at the top of the upper deck, last row. It is a windy as hell day and the winds catches the brim of my baseball cap and sends it flying over the top wall and down to the parking area about 300 feet below exposing my big, balding soon to be sunburned forehead.

NativeCane, being the kind and generous guy that he is, disappears about 5 minutes later and returns about 10 minutes later with a BRAND NEW $25 cap from the stadium store. He hands it to me and says: "I told the guy to give me the best one they had, so here it is, my treat."

That my friends, is a friend for life!

Lur-ker

Dome sunburns are the worst. Ouch.

Hats off to native

Ever get a top of feet sunburn. Those can be brutal, too.

Terrance Sullivan

Native Rules. That is all.

86Cane

Native Rules. That is all.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 28, 2015 at 11:05 PM

That's what all the ladies at FSU say anyway.

"Ribs R Us!"

IJS

The Dude

Posted by: NativeCane | May 28, 2015 at 03:59 PM

Just the Esophagus scope with a dilation and a biopsy on a little bit of tissue they said I shouldn't be concerned about, but were going to check out anyway.

Miami debate pisses excellence.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup Yes Sir.

86Cane

Soup Yes Sir.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | May 28, 2015 at 11:41 PM

The best times are had with the best people.

IJS

TonyCane

But Shalala was the worst for not firing Coker, who won and played for a NC his first two years, hiring Randy who everyone loved and of course being behind the Golden hire, a coach that's basically been on probation for 75% of his time here.

LOL

Posted by: Go Canes | May 28, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Shalala stood by the program in 2006 when the media was pushing for the program to be suspended in the wake of the FIU brawl. It would have been easy in some respects to bow to political pressure and do that. She would have been applauded nationally for "having the courage to reign in a program that had gone rogue". Ditto in 2011. On both occasions, there was talk that Miami should self-impose a suspension of football play. She pushed back, and pushed back hard on the NCAA.

86Cane

Shalala stood by the program in 2006 when the media was pushing for the program to be suspended in the wake of the FIU brawl. It would have been easy in some respects to bow to political pressure and do that. She would have been applauded nationally for "having the courage to reign in a program that had gone rogue". Ditto in 2011. On both occasions, there was talk that Miami should self-impose a suspension of football play. She pushed back, and pushed back hard on the NCAA.

Posted by: TonyCane | May 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

YUP

86Cane

Shalala stood by the program in 2006 when the media was pushing for the program to be suspended in the wake of the FIU brawl. It would have been easy in some respects to bow to political pressure and do that. She would have been applauded nationally for "having the courage to reign in a program that had gone rogue". Ditto in 2011. On both occasions, there was talk that Miami should self-impose a suspension of football play. She pushed back, and pushed back hard on the NCAA.

Posted by: TonyCane | May 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

YUP

86Cane

Shalala stood by the program in 2006 when the media was pushing for the program to be suspended in the wake of the FIU brawl. It would have been easy in some respects to bow to political pressure and do that. She would have been applauded nationally for "having the courage to reign in a program that had gone rogue". Ditto in 2011. On both occasions, there was talk that Miami should self-impose a suspension of football play. She pushed back, and pushed back hard on the NCAA.

Posted by: TonyCane | May 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

YUP

Terrance Sullivan

Blessed to have Native, Soup, and KYCANE as 3 of my best friends. Love U guys.

Go Canes

That core group I met last year are all fine fellas.

Looking forward to breaking in the new stadium with you all next year.

Old Skool

Yepp. Native is good people.

Old Skool

So is KY. Soup he grows on ya.

Old Skool

And Terrance is a very cool dude.

Terrance Sullivan

Old Skool is awesome.

Terrance Sullivan

Raize is awesome also.

Go Canes

@mattyports: Al Golden said he's "ecstatic" about showing off UM's revamped facilities at 7-on-7 tournament this weekend: http://t.co/nYNjiFMvCG

NativeCane

TSully actually is in real life, a SAINT!

DEM CANES!!

CaneRock

She would have been applauded nationally for "having the courage to reign in a program that had gone rogue".

Posted by: TonyCane | May 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

She did reign in a "program that had gone rogue"...how many times did we here that the Shannon era Canes played with no emotion...
And who was She supposed to stand by under those circumstances...FIU? Sorry, but I'm not giving Her credit for something that SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO.

Also, that brawl was severely overblown by the media...IIRC, the Clemson-South Carolina brawl was worse, that brawl resulted in a few arrests.

Go Canes

Go back and watch her press conference man.

She wasn't just supportive, she was defiant and angry. She did the same thing when they found a way to put the NCAA over the barrel. She did a phenomenal, masterful job of emptying their chamber, leaving them with nothing but blanks when it came time to deliver punishment.

In both situations Shalala did a fantastic job against the same haters that have trash this program for the last 30+ years.

There is no way anyone who isn't completely biased can't see that.

Terrance Sullivan

Donna Shalala>Tad Foote. That is all.

Go Canes

Yep.

This guy isn't a talking head, he does legit research into every big program.

@tglove44: @philsteele042 I think the #Canes will surprise some people....what are your thoughts?

@philsteele042: @tglove44 I am in the same boat. If you are a Hurricane fan you will be pleasantly surprised by my outlook on Miami this year!

CaneRock

Last 100 games under the Presidency of one Edward Thaddeus Foote II...74-26...6 Big East Championships...1 NC appearance.

Last 100 games under Donna Shalala...56-44...1 ACCC Ship in the worse Conference in CFB that year.

#TADDYFOOTE-BALLBABY!
#TBE!

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