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June 30, 2015

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Terrance Sullivan

Boom!

86Cane

BANG!

Lur-ker

Close the deal, ladies.


Now we need the men to do it one day. At least once before I'm face up.

YooperCane

Give me Canes or give me death!

Go Canes

@mattyports: Rayshawn Jenkins is healthy, and, he says, a fitter, smarter Hurricanes safety: http://t.co/KHnuwbIgv4 http://t.co/reopZD7CAz

The Dude

I was watching last night when the USA ladies scored 2 goals to beat Germany. Very proud of them. USA!!!

Ohio_Cane

@mattyports: Rayshawn Jenkins is healthy, and, he says, a fitter, smarter Hurricanes safety: http://t.co/KHnuwbIgv4 http://t.co/reopZD7CAz

Posted by: Go Canes | July 01, 2015 at 07:15 AM
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Please Lord baby Jesus let him stay healthy all year... Amen.

CaneRock

If indeed RJ's healthy, that'll be a BIG! boost to the defense.

soup

Amen

CaneRock

US normalizes diplomatic relations with Cuba...I wonder what that does to the "wet foot-dry foot law"?

thirstybuzzardcane

Great write up on Jenkins....The only position on defense I'm really worried about are the linebackers! We are going to live or die by the linebacker play!

thirstybuzzardcane

Elder will be our best corner. I'm expecting him to have a huge year, if the play calling is up to par!!!!

Lur-ker

Linebackers are definite worry, mainly because we can't afford hardly any injuries at that position. Which is scary because it's a collision position.

RCCF

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13174840/how-jimmy-johnson-bobby-bowden-changed-college-football

Great Read

CaneRock

If we can find a TRUE MLB in that LB group, we'll be alright. While He was a physical force, I was never impressed with DP52 at MLB...hell, Jimmy Gaines was a better MLB than DP.

CaneRock

Yeah Al...

"You have to work really hard in the state of Florida to screw up recruiting," Amato said.

WWIN

Elder will be our best corner. I'm expecting him to have a huge year, if the play calling is up to par!!!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 01, 2015 at 11:22 AM

I'm Willie Will in Nashville and I approve this post!

P.S. Thanks!!!

CaneRock

Yeah Al...

In recruiting meetings, Johnson talked about what prospects could become, not what they were -- the mass they could add or shed, the different positions they could play.

Johnson's non-negotiables: speed and intelligence.

"Speed, speed, speed, No. 1 factor," said Ed Orgeron, who joined Johnson's Miami staff in 1988. "Good athletes with skinny ankles, round butts -- had that racehorse look to them."

CaneRock

Yeah Al...

Johnson explains it this way: "I would move players to different positions if they were smart enough to learn it and if they were fast enough to make an impact."

Stubbs checked both boxes. He had been a standup outside linebacker in Howard Schnellenberger's 3-4 defense but was faster than some safeties and wide receivers on the team. When Miami lost to Boston College on the "Hail Flutie" play in 1984, Stubbs estimates he was about 20 yards downfield.

After the season, Johnson asked Stubbs if he had heard of Leslie O'Neal and Dexter Manley, undersized defensive ends whom Johnson coached to stardom at Oklahoma State. Johnson told the 220-pound Stubbs to gain weight. He would now be a pass-rushing end. Stubbs had no objections.

Stubbs went on to record 39.5 sacks, still a team record. Second on the list is Greg Mark (34.5), another converted linebacker who, at all of 250 pounds, played defensive tackle as Miami beat Oklahoma in the 1988 Orange Bowl to win its only national title under Johnson.

CaneRock

Sounds like SOUP checkin' out the..."talent"...

"Good athletes with skinny ankles, round butts -- had that racehorse look to them."


CaneRock

If Erickson was the OC during the JJ years, that $h!t would've been ILLEGAL!

NicKane

I don't know about you guys but I still can't believe that we've stunk for 10 years. If someone would have told me ten years ago that the 2005 season we would be the last time we would be ranked number 3 in the polls and would be that last time we would be contending for a NC and remember if USC or Texas would have stumbled and Kyle weight wouldn't have played like crap against Gtech we would have been ranked number 2 and played for it all in the rose bowl and I know, I know those USC and Texas teams would have most likely wiped the floor with us like LSU did but nonetheless we would have been there. So like I said if someone would have told me that 2005 would be the last time we contended, I would have called that person not only a liar but a fool if he thought. But ten years later unfortunately the only fool in that conversation would have been me. Smh :-(

The Dude

^^^ we've been hoodwinked, bamboozled!!!

NicKane

You said it Dude, we've been bamboozled! Lol

trianglecane

5 alum each donate $1MM to the football program. Do you all think this money is for the buyout fund for Golden?

NicKane

^^^^^^ we can only hope so!

Go Canes

If listed in order of potential uses, that money being used to buyout Al is as possible as it being used to erect a statue of Nevin Shapiro.

Lur-ker

Exactly. I'm not even sure that the money used for buyouts even comes from athletic funds but possibly more likely from a University general fund. Not sure, though. I do know one thing though, when you make a contribution you can earmark it specifically for what you want. For example hurricane club contributions or for athletic scholarships and student athlete use only, that's my understanding. Or like the Sceartz or the most recent contribution you can give it for a specific project, or even for a specific position scholarship.

NicKane

^^^^^^^agreed Go Canes. Lol it's unfortunate because I am not an Al Golden fan but that money is definitely going to the student athletes as it should. UM has plenty of money to buy out Al if he fails again this year and they fire him. We all know the old poor UM has no money con is exactly that, a con. UM is one of the most well off private schools in america.

thirstybuzzardcane


Sounds like SOUP checkin' out the..."talent"...

"Good athletes with skinny ankles, round butts -- had that racehorse look to them."


Posted by: CaneRock | July 01, 2015 at 12:36 PM


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Good one!!!!!

CaneRock

That chump shouldn't be paid to leave.

And I know Shalala didn't leave UM on the hook till 2019?...She wasn't that bad...was She?!

CaneRock

@ByTimReynolds: Mueller's gift will perpetually fund a football scholarship. Mueller attended Miami on an academic scholarship, graduating with honors.

NicKane

He's a chump, that's for sure Dude. My dream scenario this year is that Al wins the ACC so we can be happy for our canes/players and keep the recruiting class together but the cherry on top atleast for me would be that some school makes the mistake and hires him away because he won big one year at Miami. That's my big dream. Lol

Lur-ker

We all know the old poor UM has no money con is exactly that, a con. UM is one of the most well off private schools in america.

Posted by: NicKane | July 01, 2015 at 02:56 PM

This is a myth. Nobody's trying to con anyone. Who's trying to con who, anyway? Look up university endowments (which have little to do with athletics anyway, but give a general sense of a school's "richness") and also look up athletic budgets and revenues, and let me know where Miami stands.

The numbers don't lie.

Busting myths one at a time.

Go Canes

I wonder if the people saying he doesn't deserve the money would feel the same if terminated by their employer and didn't get even two weeks worth of back pay owed.

CaneRock

"Back pay owed"?

More like unearned front pay...ask Charlie Weiss. I wish I could've signed contracts like that with previous employers.

NicKane


I wonder if the people saying he doesn't deserve the money would feel the same if terminated by their employer and didn't get even two weeks worth of back pay owed.

Posted by: Go Canes | July 01, 2015 at 04:31 PM

I totally agree Go Canes. The man deserves his buy because he has a contract and if any of us were under a contract and we we're let go we'd want and deserve our buy out too. Make no mistake I believe Al is in over his head and wasn't ready for a job the caliber of Miami and should havent been chosen. But you can't fault the man for the mistake by the administration for giving him that ridiculous contract extension. Agree?

TonyCane

I don't know about you guys but I still can't believe that we've stunk for 10 years. If someone would have told me ten years ago that the 2005 season we would be the last time we would be ranked number 3 in the polls and would be that last time we would be contending for a NC and remember if USC or Texas would have stumbled and Kyle weight wouldn't have played like crap against Gtech we would have been ranked number 2 and played for it all in the rose bowl and I know, I know those USC and Texas teams would have most likely wiped the floor with us like LSU did but nonetheless we would have been there. So like I said if someone would have told me that 2005 would be the last time we contended, I would have called that person not only a liar but a fool if he thought. But ten years later unfortunately the only fool in that conversation would have been me. Smh :-(

Posted by: NicKane | July 01, 2015 at 01:39 PM

Just proves how easily success can evaporate. Out here in Austin, UT was a juggernaut under Mack Brown. 10 win seasons were as consistent as autumn leaves falling from a tree. Two NC appearances, with a third that should have taken place in 2008. Two straight NFL caliber quarterbacks (Vince Young, Colt McCoy). Yet underlying issues built within the program and finally surfaced in 2010. The Longhorns have now had five straight seasons where they have won no more than 8 games. And they're looking at 2017 before they can realistically return to something close to form. Meanwhile much of the conference that they once lapped has in some respects caught up to them in reputation and prestige, making the rebuild harder.

TonyCane

Miami's record over the last 10 years should also be expected when you've had three coaches over that time span. It's roughly equivalent to what Michigan and Texas A&M saw in the same time period, and below Louisville.

Louisville
2005: 9-3 (Petrino)
2006: 11-1 (Petrino)
2007: 6-6 (Kragthorpe)
2008: 5-7 (Kragthorpe)
2009: 4-8 (Kragthorpe)
2010: 7-6 (Strong)
2011: 7-6 (Strong)
2012: 11-2 (Strong)
2013: 12-1 (Strong)
2014: 9-4 (Petrino)

Texas A&M
2005: 5-6 (Franchionne)
2006: 9-4 (Franchionne)
2007: 7-6 (Franchionne)
2008: 4-8 (Sherman)
2009: 6-7 (Sherman)
2010: 9-4 (Sherman)
2011: 7-6 (Sherman)
2012: 11-2 (Sumlin)
2013: 9-4 (Sumlin)
2014: 8-5 (Sumlin)

Michigan
2005: 7-5 (Carr)
2006: 11-2 (Carr)
2007: 9-4 (Carr)
2008: 3-9 (Rodriguez)
2009: 5-7 (Rodriguez)
2010: 7-6 (Rodriguez)
2011: 11-2 (Hoke)
2012: 8-5 (Hoke)
2013: 7-6 (Hoke)
2014: 5-7 (Hoke)


Miami
2005: 9-3 (Coker)
2006: 7-6 (Coker)
2007: 5-7 (Shannon)
2008: 7-6 (Shannon)
2009: 9-3 (Shannon)
2010: 7-6 (Shannon)
2011: 6-6 (Golden)
2012: 7-5 (Golden)
2013: 9-4 (Golden)
2014: 6-7 (Golden)

Miami: 72 wins
Michigan: 73 wins
Texas A&M: 75 wins
Louisville: 81 wins

Terrance Sullivan

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The Dude

Posted by: NicKane | July 01, 2015 at 05:47 PM

For GC, that's the whole "do you enjoy beating your wife" question. Lol.

86Cane

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