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July 09, 2015

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VA Cane

While I certainly agree you must use talent to your advantage, since 2003 I seriously question that we have such an advantage. The talent level has been drastically reduced in 11 seasons, and what talent is here has not been developed to higher potential by any of the 3 average coaching staffs. Average middle of the pack coaches recruit the same average players. Lets hope we start a surge this year and move upward.

Terrance Sullivan

Well said VA.

The Dude

That may be true in 3 games a year VA. Not 7. Miami has much more talent than most teams in the ACC, especially in the Coastal. The fact is Al Golden is an underachiever who lost his tram last year. No doubt in my mind that this team CAN go 10-2 as people like Go Canes has suggested, but with the way the wheels fell off for this staff last year, I shudder to think of what will happen if Nebraska puts it on us.

The Dude

team, not tram. Stupid iPhone.

The Dude

Of course if Nebraska does whip us I can already gear the excuses... just focus on the Coastal blah, blah, blah.

Terrance Sullivan

What if we beat Nebraska and Cincinnati and have a 10-2 season then what because that can happen also U know lol or we could go 6-6 and AL Golden will be gone. I want the first scenario. Just win baby.

The Dude

^^^ not the point I'm making TS.

VA Cane

It is an interesting scene Dude. Yes....on paper stats stars hs records, all star games, etc all look grand....we look to have talent...BUT....as a coach I have been a true champion not a paper champion. I think you are correct though. ...it is not the kids....while there is a sense of apathy in the program....it is the failure of the last 3 staffs to develop strong fundamental skills and dominant skilled players who are up to and excel at winning. That is most likely the reality at this time....coaching failures. Hope that changes this year....it is time to stop making excUses and win. 10-2, division and ACC title, win a big REAL bowl. Thats my expectation got to happen. ...or change partners again.

VA Cane

I am with you both T Sully and Dude....just win baby....thanks to Al Davis....and good old Snake Stabler....winners! RIP

VA Cane

I am tired of being average I want to win. We all are accustomed to winning...is there any other way? I am certain AlPa wants to win and I want him to win big....question is can he? Must have great year!

thirstybuzzardcane

If FSU doesn't kick Cook off the team, I would lose all respect for that university. Actually, they already lost it!!!!

The Dude

I'm all for winning under Golden. That's the best case scenario, but people seem to forget we ended 2014 in a death spiral. Nebraska matters because the first two games should be cake walk wins. Should Nebraska rough us up, the most toxic situation in CF is going to explode. The "Fire Golden" crowd has been relatively quiet lately. Golden needs to prove to the fans and especially his players that he actually knows what he's doing, otherwise it's deeper down the death spiral we go.

The Dude

Uniforms are being unveiled bext Saturday.

The Dude

*next

The Dude

And Randall Hill is running for Congress.

VA Cane

Hope Thrill keeps those pistols in their holsters.....then again maybe pistols might get attention and get this fucked up country back on the path!
No Hillary Clinton, no Ass kissing Iran deal, no more sanctuary cities in Amerika!

Lur-ker

Lol @ "death spiral"

Over-dramatic much?

If Golden poops the bed this year, we'll be fine. The new coaching 2016 will bring us back in short order.

Of course some people here are big fans of other teams, so they'll have their fave team to cheer for.

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/sites/default/files/article-pictures/football/t-z/usc_fans.jpg?1319679262

The Dude

^^^ Blog war on 86???

The Dude

And guys like Lurker wonder why shit spirals out of control here.

The Dude

When the Miami Hurricanes go 6-7, it's a death spiral. At least it used to be until trolls started lowering expectations.

Lur-ker

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/sites/default/files/article-pictures/football/t-z/usc_fans.jpg?1319679262

Lur-ker

Come on, dude.

Just saying that, in my opinion, death spiral is a huge over reaction. Why? Because this program will never die. If you've been a fan, like many others here, since the 80s, you know that there are dry periods and then great periods. We're due: with or without Golden.

The canes WILL will be back, with or without Golden.

Talking about blog wars or spiraling out of control is another huge overreaction. I'm not spiraling. That would be for someone else to do, not me

Terrance Sullivan

Great blogging by all. This time 8 weeks or 56 days from now we better be 1-0 and either leaving outta Sun Life chanting M-I-A-M-I fight, fight, fight, or if U are at home watching it on your smart television or your computer, or if U are listening on WQAM or WVUM on Tune In Radio App. The Season is around the corner Fall Practice starts August 5th let's hope we can stay relatively healthy. Go Canes.

Go Canes

Death spiral?

Lol.

The Dude

You guys are like parrots. Yes death spiral, as in the death of Golden's tenure at Miami. He is currently in a death spiral.

86Cane

Me so tired...

NativeCane

Morning Soup!

Terrance Sullivan

Mourning Soup and Native.

NativeCane

T, heres hoping your feeling better.....Natives burning the midnight oil.
Brotha, I am ready for some Sun Life, cant wait to see my Cane family and hear those pads crunch!

Dem Canes!!!

Go Canes

Most toxic?

Lol

The Dude

A man your age acting like a child is so sad.

The Dude

Most toxic?

Lol

Posted by: Go Canes | July 12, 2015 at 08:24 AM

I know, it's funny to me too. But too many assholes in the administration supported bringing him back. A few really troll-like fans did too.

Go Canes

A grown man can see beyond his own myopic views.

There are tens of thousands of Canes fans looking forward to this season, none of which are in the "toxic, death spiral" frame of mind you can't ever escape.

The Dude

And then there are people like you that want to glaze over some facts. Like the fact that Al is in a tailspin, his tenure at Miami is hanging on a season and a huge amount of fans want him gone yesterday. It's a very toxic situation, in my opinion the most toxic in major college football. It doesn't make me myopic for pointing it out. You're one to criticize others frame of mind when yours is so consistently slanted.

thirstybuzzardcane

There are tens of thousands of Canes fans looking forward to this season, none of which are in the "toxic, death spiral" frame of mind you can't ever escape.

Posted by: Go Canes | July 12, 2015 at 10:54 AM

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I am looking forward to the tailgating!!! The football team not so much!! This is probably the first year which I'm not optimistic in the team. Maybe that's a good thing, usually the opposite thing happens to my liking.

The Dude

^^^ Too bad we can't schedule Jacksonville State 12 times?

VA Cane

It will be interesting and important to AlPas future as well ad the program. We have been rebuilding and "back" for 11 years....and yet we are no better than when this fall from grace started....we may be worse.
I hope we come out dtrong and aggressive and play 1 game at a time. Focus on task at hand, don't look gorward. Need a big year.

VA Cane

As the program and strong forward ...phone spelling little letters big fingers lol!

Terrance Sullivan

Thanks Native I Appreciate it my Canes Brotha look forward to hanging with U at Sun Life this year and in Tallahassee as well on October 10th.

CaneRock

Serena's on a roll. And if She's hitting 123MPH, what are the dudes hitting...

thirstybuzzardcane

 Too bad we can't schedule Jacksonville State 12 times?

Posted by: The Dude | July 12, 2015 at 12:40 PM

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I will be the first one on the bus if that happened....Lol

TonyCane

VA Cane...it has not been a decade long rebuild, but two rebuilds in a decade:

2007: Infuse the team with Shannon players, make up for recruiting shortfalls and wide receiver and quarterback that left us perilously low on numbers.

2012: Restock the team after poor 2010 signing class (a third gone by 2011), 2011 class decimated by defections, and raft of early departures to NFL. Progress slowed two seasons by NCAA investigation.

TonyCane

If Shannon had followed up the very strong 2008 class with strong 2009 and 2010 classes the rebuild would have ended there. Or if there was no NCAA investigation, it's reasonable to believe that Goldens 2012-2014 classes would have been significantly stronger. The bottom line now is that the team is the strongest it has been top to bottom in four years, and when they outperform expectations this season will be on an upward trend going forward.

The Dude

^^^ you can get a ton of 4 & 5 star HS player in America every year and still not develop players or scheme games well enough. Larry Coker recruited a bunch of talented guys, but let them get fat and lazy. Even if Randy recruited a number 1 class the whole time he was here, he still wasn't putting them through a bonafide S&C program. Randy wasn't the answer either, he was in over his head. Al seems to have the S&C part down fine, he just doesn't seem to know how to maximize his advantages on the field.

Lur-ker

Therefore, I'm not anticipating a "death spiral" or maybe I just have an eternally optimistic outlook. Either way, I prefer to function with a positive outlook on life, knowing for a fact that the future is unwritten.

Also, like any fan, while I have my doubts about this coaching staff and the HC, I'm also aware of the common sense facts and chronology which TonyCane posted above. To not acknowledge these issues, is to be blinded to the reality of the situation.

The ball is in the staff's court, and I can't wait until this season plays out.

However it goes, I'm 100% cane through and through. I don't have a backup plan, you know, like another team to root for.

Ride or die.

MaryLouAlumni

Hi everyone Just checking in. Have had a nasty pinched nerve in my lower back, where the scar is. Just horrible.
Is anyone going to the Cincinnati game? it's the closest one for me.
I saw Ken Dorsey play in Syracuse. Just an incredible player. When he got out of the pocket!! he would stare at one side of the field, and throw down the other side,with such great precision. Just loved that guy!
Last night on Celebrity Feud, big Calais Campbell was on the NFC side. I NEVER realized how big and tall he was, when e played for the U. Anyway, the AFC won.
I'm just hoping that the season isn't over right away. Disappointment has prevailed so many times. I get my hopes up and BAM, the season is over.
Hi Tom. Give my love to Maria.

The Dude

Anyone ever been to Mount Rushmore? Is there anything to do but take a picture?

Also CR, Serena is an absolute freak and I mean that in the nicest way. She could take a set from just about any of her male counterparts.

86Cane

Hi Tom. Give my love to Maria.

Posted by: MaryLouAlumni | July 12, 2015 at 07:08 PM

Will do!

#BeWell

TonyCane

^^^ you can get a ton of 4 & 5 star HS player in America every year and still not develop players or scheme games well enough. Larry Coker recruited a bunch of talented guys, but let them get fat and lazy. Even if Randy recruited a number 1 class the whole time he was here, he still wasn't putting them through a bonafide S&C program. Randy wasn't the answer either, he was in over his head. Al seems to have the S&C part down fine, he just doesn't seem to know how to maximize his advantages on the field.

Posted by: The Dude | July 12, 2015 at 06:07 PM

Yep, that was all part of the first rebuild...getting rid of the "Coker guys" and replacing them with "Shannon guys". However he had one great class, then followed them up with a decent class and then struck out in 2010. The Mack Browns, Urban Meyers, Jimbos, and Sabans of college football have repeated good classes. Another thing Shannon did which boosted his class rankings was to sign larger numbers of 3 and 2 star players than Coker.


2002: 6 three star players, 2 two star players
2003: 10 three star players, 2 two star players
2004: 9 three star players, 6 two star players
2005: 3 three star players, 2 two star players
2006: 8 three star players, 3 two star players
2007: 8 three star players, 2 two star players
2008: 8 three star players, 8 two star players
2009: 8 three star players, 2 two star players
2010: 18 three star players, 4 two star players

The Dude

^^^ good stuff TC.

The Dude

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/12/john-oliver-how-sports-teams-are-ripping-us-off.html

Yup.

CaneRock

SUNDAY BUZZ COLUMN

After watching other Florida schools produce Heisman Trophy winners (UF’s Tim Tebow, FSU’s Jameis Winston) and first-round draft picks (FSU’s Winston, EJ Manuel and Christian Ponder and UCF’s Blake Bortles) over the past decade, UM enters this season with the most settled quarterback situation among the state’s Big Three.

The question is whether Brad Kaaya will be the best of the group.

Chatter on UM’s, UF’s and FSU’s predicament behind center:

### UM: Kaaya’s improved leadership skills and exceptional command of the offense have particularly stood out this offseason, but offensive coordinator James Coley also has seen growth in on-field points of emphasis.

Better accuracy was a priority. Kaaya completed just 58.5 percent of his passes last season (69th in the country) but that percentage rose to between 78 and 80 this spring, Coley said.

“I want the completion percentage above 70,” Coley said. “That’s elite. We’re all saying he’s an elite player. That’s where he should be throwing the ball at. That’s his goal.”

The staff also wants Kaaya to improve throwing against the blitz. Coaches also expect him to play better away from home; he had eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on the road last season, compared with 18 and four at Sun Life Stadium.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta, who has been a help to Kaaya, said earlier this spring that Kaaya needs to improve throwing on the run. There has been growth there, partly because Kaaya said he has matured physically.

In the spring game, “you saw Brad scramble and find Stacy [Coley] for a big play that he wouldn’t have done before,” James Coley said. “He would have forced the ball [before]. He’s playing with more calmness. His feet aren’t jittery.”

Kaaya said Al Golden has helped him by deciding to “throw a lot of looks at us in practice that we’re going to get from other ACC teams.”

Kaaya gives no thought to a sophomore slump.

“I plan on playing well,” he told me. “A lot of that goes to guys around me [but] I plan on getting them in the right spots.”

Said receiver Braxton Berrios: “I don't think there's one thing he doesn't do better now than he did last fall. Overall, completely, he's a better player.”

As for backup Malik Rosier, the staff loves his arm strength and believes he can be dangerous in read option sets. During the spring, he completed a 75-yard pass and run to Berrios on a read option play that Kansas State uses.

Rosier said UM coaches are “trying to put in special packages, run/pass plays for me. There are certain plays I'm going to run. Brad is capable of running them but they're more specific towards me. It should be really interesting what we do this year” with those plays.

Considering he had only 17 at-bats all season and skipped the College World Series to work with UM’s receivers, was baseball worth the time investment for Rosier?

“It really was,” he said. “Coach [Jim] Morris said he liked how I approached it. He talked about on off days this fall to come up to the baseball field and throw and hit. They are looking forward to having me back this year.”

He said he might need to give up one sport “at some point, but right now, I'm just focused on football. As I get older and figure out which sport I like better, I'll make that decision.”

Does he lean toward sticking with football? “I’m not sure yet,” he answered.

Asked if it was draining physically and mentally to play two sports, he said: “A little of both… but it wasn’t that bad. [Trainers] did a really good job of taking care of my body.”

Remember that UM’s 2016 oral commitments include Palmetto, Fla.-based Jack Allison, rated by rivals.com as the nation’s No. 6 pro style quarterback and 200th best prospect overall. Allison hopes to arrive at UM in January.

Go Canes

We have incredible buzz going on right now in recruiting, with 2016 AND 2017 classes busting with talent.

We are "moving" into a state of the art, incredible new stadium.

We upgraded at several assistant coaching positions in the offseason.

Our on campus facilities are the best they've ever been..and improving yearly.

That's not a tailspin.

That's incredibly positive momentum after a very disappointing end to our season.

CaneRock

You're delusional if you don't think we've been in a tailspin since the end of 2013.

thirstybuzzardcane

Now this is funny!!!!


http://news.yahoo.com/woman-pleasures-herself-while-driving-a-mini-125238739.html

Lur-ker

LOL - woe is me.

I guess I should just give up my season tickets, along with my hurricane club membership, tell my kid no to go to school there, and go ahead and kill myself.

You guys are a riot.

If you guys can't see the future is bright, with or without Golden, then you're not paying attention to everything going on at the U.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^#NOSEDIVE

thirstybuzzardcane

Looks like no more bar hoping for the football team.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/12/florida-state-football_n_7780162.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^^^^Sorry hopping

86Cane

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