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October 06, 2016

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orange 'n green in the vein

Destroy the indian impersonators from the trailer park.

TJL

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His Royal Dudeness

First!

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ as in my 1st comment on this article.

Lur-ker

Cancel the game

Go,GoCanes!

Everyone up the coast stay safe. Praying this thing wobbles east off the coast.

🐜🌀

Wtf

Lur-ker

Posted by: KYcane | October 06, 2016 at 07:55 PM

All I'm saying is that if the eye just manages to stay offshore by even just 20 miles, it will make a HUGE difference in terms of destruction. There will still be damage - that's unavoidable

Unfortunately for the northern part of the Bahamas, Matthew just seemed to squat over them for an hour on the northern part.

I know just how bad the eye is because I've experienced it first hand. I had the displeasure of having one pass right over me, so we got battened, it stopped for about 45 minutes/1 hour, we walked outside and actually stood under clear skies, then got hit by the second eyewall. It was the second one that did about 50K damage to my house.

At the end of the day, it's just property. Replaceable.

Lur-ker

That picture of the clouds up above looks like a bear laying on its back and looking up and smiling.

Look at it,

Lur-ker

Just saw the last report.

Looks much much better.

Looks like the eye will stay offshore. Cone has shrunk dramatically.

Not saying there won't be damage, there will be, but it's would have been much worse.

BigWindyCane1

Great article Soup. Maybe Jon Richt could qualify for the "John" spot?

thirstybuzzardcane

I'm surprise my power hasn't gone out yet (knock on wood). Winds are blowing hard now.

jcane

As a friend pointed out earlier, Matthew must be an Fsu alum....got to Miami and went wide right. Good omen.

Winds are in the low 60s out there and should be reducing quickly over the next two to three hours.

WWIN

Those clouds are DEFINITELY a bear! Is that pic real Soup???

VfB_Cane

Good morning Canespacers!
I hope everybody's OK.

For SoFl, the thing seems to be over by now according to the NHC's 5 AM advisory:
"The Hurricane Warning from Jupiter Inlet south to Boca Raton has been replaced with a Tropical Storm Warning. The Tropical Storm
Warning has been discontinued south of Boca Raton, as well as for Lake Okeechobee. The Tropical Storm Watch has been discontinued
south of Anna Maria Island."

Stay safe!

UMike

Darryl Williams remembers the insomnia.

“Couldn’t sleep all week,” he said. “We felt jittery, twitchy.”

Kevin Patrick remembers the intensity.

“We’d say each game was important, but we treated that one very differently,” he said. “It was mano a mano; for all the marbles.”

Gino Torretta remembers the buildup.

“My freshman year, they had a rap video starring Deion Sanders, and Jimmy Johnson brought Hector “Macho” Camacho in to inspire our team,” he said. “I ran out through the smoke in the Orange Bowl and the place was rumbling and I thought, ‘Holy Cow! This is what college football is all about!’”

Leon Searcy remembers the stakes.

“With us being the egotistical, arrogant Miami players that we were, we’d check off all the teams on the schedule — ‘OK, we’ll beat them’ — but we’d always circle the game in Tallahassee,” Searcy said. “We looked at Florida State as our mirror image. We felt we made them into a power because of the butt-whippings we gave them. But we respected them.

“In 1991, it couldn’t have been any bigger. They were No. 1, we were No. 2 and the winner would springboard into the national championship game while the loser would watch.”

Twenty-five years later, the University of Miami and Florida State football teams are not at the peak of the sport, but their annual rivalry still brings out the best in the players and fervor in the fans. The nation still expects a wild nail-biter and ABC concurs, televising the Hard Rock Stadium tilt with an 8 p.m. primetime slot — unless the after-affects of Hurricane Matthew are worse than expected.

A 25th reunion celebration for UM’s 1991 national championship team will coincide with the 61st edition of a series rich in history that parallels the trials and triumphs of both programs.

“We’re supposed to run through the smoke and onto the field at halftime but I’m not doing any running on these bad knees — maybe a fast stroll instead,” said Searcy, 46, the offensive lineman who played 11 years in the NFL.

The presence of Searcy, Torretta, Williams (Patrick will be busy coaching Texas Tech’s defensive line vs. Kansas State) and a couple dozen of their teammates from the glory years will give the 2016 Hurricanes a snapshot of the legacy they are trying to revive.

The current players should take it upon themselves, if they haven’t already, to learn from their predecessors. Don’t take the wisdom of one’s elders for granted. What made UM great? What gave UM such distinctive personality? They know. They remember.

Quarterback Torretta, the 1992 Heisman Trophy winner, lost only two games as a starter. Searcy played on three national championship teams and was drafted No. 11. Williams was an All-American at safety, a Pro Bowler for the Seattle Seahawks and now coaches defensive backs at St. Thomas Aquinas High.

The undefeated 1991 team, coached by Dennis Erickson, beat FSU 17-16 in the Wide Right I game, crushed Nebraska 22-0 in the Jan. 1 Orange Bowl and split the title with Washington, which won the coaches’ poll.

No. 10-ranked UM (4-0, 1-0) enters the game with a defense highly rated in aggression stats such as tackles for loss and sacks. Against Georgia Tech, the defense scored off two forced fumbles. Quarterback Brad Kaaya could unveil some twists in the offense.

Florida State (3-2, 0-2) fell to No. 23 after losing to North Carolina a few weeks after being embarrassed 63-20 by Louisville. The Seminoles rely on dangerous Dalvin Cook, but their defense has allowed 35.4 points per game. They’ve beaten UM six times in a row.

Which team is for real?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/linda-robertson/article106508457.html#storylink=cpy

SOUP

Those clouds are DEFINITELY a bear! Is that pic real Soup???

Posted by: WWIN | October 07, 2016 at 01:55 AM

It is real, and it is a BEAR!

UMike

For a decade-plus now, UM has had to take a backseat to FSU, losing nine of their last 11 meetings, and watching the Seminoles qualify for five Atlantic Coast Conference championship games, with UM appearing in none.

That’s what makes what we’re witnessing now --- UM ranked 10th in the AP poll, 13 spots ahead of FSU and favored slightly by oddsmakers in their matchup Saturday --- so fascinating.

This much is clear: UM, which has played a much easier schedule than FSU, has been far better defensively, ranking seven in yards allowed per game at 253, while FSU is 94th at 438, and standing second in points permitted per game (11.0, behind only Ohio State), while FSU is 105th of 128 FBS schools (at 35.4).

FSU’s offense has been terrific, but UM has scored more, on average (47 per game, fourth in the country), compared to FSU (22nd, 41.4).

What’s less clear is this: Does FSU still have clearly better talent? I spoke to two evaluators that I respect and received very different answers.

One veteran NFL scout who has attended practices at both schools in recent months believes UM has closed the gap, where there is now no appreciable difference.

”FSU was way ahead, but people leave early and get injured and defensively, they are a shell of themselves from the past two, three years,” the scout said. “FSU and Miami are more equal now, but not because Miami has taken a big step. Both of their defensive lines aren’t what they used to be.”

But recruiting analyst Larry Blustein disagrees: ”I still think you have a pretty good gap. Miami has kids that can match up with FSU’s frontline talent. If you line up the top 22 for each, they're fairly close. But in depth, FSU has huge advantage. From a depth perspective, Miami is at least two years behind FSU, two years away from being able to compete for the playoffs.”

Recruiting rankings are unreliable, but as perspective, consider: UM starts just one Rivals five-star recruit (Chad Thomas) and 10 four-star players. FSU starts four five-star players (that number would be five when defensive back Derwin James is healthy and playing) and 12 four-stars.

UM’s Brad Kaaya was rated the No. 8 pro style quarterback in his class, but FSU’s Deondre Francois the No. 1 dual-threat QB in his. UM’s Mark Walton was the No. 9 running back in his class, but FSU’s Dalvin Cook was the No. 2 in his.

UM’s Stacy Coley was the No. 13 receiver in his class, but FSU’s Travis Rudolph was the No. 1 in his. UM’s Kc McDermott was the No. 11 guard in his class, but FSU’s Landon Dickerson was No. 1 in his.

And there’s this: Of FSU’s 11 regular starters on defense, an astounding eight were rated in the top 10 at their position by Rivals coming out of high school, compared with three for UM.

Here’s the big difference though: Under the previous two coaching staffs, UM fans complained about players not playing up to their recruiting rankings.

Now, that criticism can be fairly leveled against FSU’s underperforming defense, while a bunch of UM’s three-star players (Mike Pinckney, Rayshawn Jenkins, Richard McIntosh, among others) are playing above that level thanks to better coaching, personal growth, a managable early-season schedule and perhaps miscalculations by Rivals evaluators.

Another encouraging sign for UM: Rivals rates Miami’s 2017 recruiting class 10th (even after losing four-star cornerback Christopher Henderson this week). FSU is ranked 15th.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article106366847.html#storylink=cpy

SOUP

#StormPatrol

SOUP

The eye is still offshore and the storm is weaker to Cat 3. Friggin weather people acting disappointed that the storm stayed offshore. They actually seem upset that it didn't cause more damage and destruction.

Yo weather peeps your Super Bowl is OVER!

SOUP

VERY windy here in West Orlando but NBD otherwise. Gusts to 60 mph. Next three hours will be interesting with wind and rain but not worried anymore.

thirstybuzzardcane

I didn't lose my power at all. I'm shocked! Is it game day yet?!?!?

thirstybuzzardcane

Ft Lauderdale airport is open.....Those bitches from Tallahassee can come on down now!

SOUP

The hype from the weather people is like ESPN on the SEC on steroids times 100! They are like, "It is not bad yet, but it still could get really bad, trust me, we are hoping it gets worse so we have something to report."

#Idiots

1mg of Epi

That picture of the clouds up above looks like a bear laying on its back and looking up and smiling.

Look at it,

Posted by: Lur-ker | October 06, 2016 at 10:58 PM

Awwww! It is a cute happy bear!!

Go,GoCanes!

Let's play some football tomorrow.

1mg of Epi

Worst thing about that his storm... it gave UF a reason to avoid a loss.

VfB_Cane

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 06:05 AM

Coverage in the German media made it look like there are millions of U.S. citizens literally running from the storm and up to 300 people dead.

Mix the past 6 day's Hurricane related news into one stew and serve it hot and spicy.

NativeCane

I agree A.S., Cantore and the Global warming propaganda center stayed up all night for a tropical storm.
Dem Canes!!!

SOUP

Still may be some coastal damage so not minimizing the storm, but not worth all the hype so far.

#BeatTheNoles

NativeCane

That picture of the clouds up above looks like a bear laying on its back and looking up and smiling.

Look at it,

Posted by: Lur-ker | October 06, 2016 at 10:58 PM

Awwww! It is a cute happy bear!!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 07, 2016 at 06:18 AM

Yeah Epi, not at all like the one that chased Soup through Wakulla Park....he was big and black, and he was PISSED!

Dem Canes!!!

Go,GoCanes!

In case anyone still wasn't aware:

Green Lot opens at 2:00 and all lots open at 3:00

Sarasota 'cane

Spot on with your news assessment Soup! I've been listening all morning and they keep hyping, swinging and missing on the landfall! They have now pivoted to Jacksonville! I'm in Sarasota on my way to Naples. I might even go to the hotel Lauderdale tonight to avoid all the evacuees who will be headed back to the east coast tomorrow.
Can't wait to see you all tomorrow before the game!
Go 'canes!

CaneRock

I hear ya' SOUP...but hopefully this storm's a wake up call to those who don't prepare to hunker down, or evacuate. Hopefully Raize & Tuck have power to check in this morning.

Go,GoCanes!

Who's going tomorrow?

Sarasota 'cane

My brother and I will be there!

NavyCane

I'm going with my brother and his kids

NavyCane

I feel like this Hurricane Matthew was a precursor to what's going to happen tomorrow night when the U takes the field against those Seminoles. GO CANES!

Lur-ker

Listen to your boy...

KYcane

All I'm saying is that if the eye just manages to stay offshore by even just 20 miles, it will make a HUGE difference in terms of destruction. There will still be damage - that's unavoidable

Posted by: Lur-ker | October 06, 2016 at 10:56 PM

Absolutely and it appears that has been the case. As of 8:00 it has moved 23 miles east of the projected position from last nights post.

TonyCane

In honor of the 25th anniversary of that game, you should repost the pictures I took on campus that day after Wide Right 1.

UMike

Anyone else watch the 2004 Miami-FSU Orange Bowl last night on classics?

Lur-ker

I absolutely believe there were people cheering for this thing to hit and be a disaster ... absolutely

fran

life in Debary at 28deg 54 min 19.86sec N
81deg 18 min 33.00 sec W
is on going with gusty winds rain and gloomy skies Power generator ready with 3, 5 gal cans of fuel at the ready, not needed yet. UM game at 8 tonight was priority 1.
Go Canes
Fran & Jean in Debary
@ sister & Bro-in-law in residence fleeing from mobile home in Kove Estates Vol County

Lur-ker


I agree A.S., Cantore and the Global warming propaganda center stayed up all night for a tropical storm.
Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | October 07, 2016 at 06:31 AM

So true, these weather people seem literally disappointed this hasn't caused more damage.

Would have been a bunch of "I told you so's" backed by renowned scientists like Leonardo DiCaprio

KYcane

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 05:36 AM

Posted by: NativeCane | October 07, 2016 at 06:31 AM

Posted by: Lur-ker | October 07, 2016 at 09:12 AM

Easier to fill that 24-7 news cycle with disaster.

"I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something
Something I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry"
Don Henley

CaneRock

Might sound crazy, but I think it's a good thing that Matthew skirted SoFlo as a Cat4, instead of the Cat3 that we're seeing today. Reason being, with as tight as the eyewall was yesterday, it kept a lot of those dangerous outer-bands away from SoFlo...whereas today, with the loosening of the eyewall, the storm is more extended...if that makes sense.

Go,GoCanes!

Driving by the stadium right now.

Can't wait!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

Read it: http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/95339/miamis-defense-leaning-on-trio-of-freshman-linebackers

Sarasota 'cane

Game time temp 85 degrees, 5% chance of rain, 7 mph wind! That's nearly perfect given the situation over the last 24 hours!

Go 'canes! "F" Matthew!

Terrance Sullivan

KYcane and Soup check your email please!

UMike

Game time temp 85 degrees

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 07, 2016 at 10:57 AM

so it will be 55 degrees...bring your coats!

Go,GoCanes!

Soon to be three:

Reynolds: Only two quarterbacks since 2000 have multiple 300-yard passing games against Florida State:

Ken Dorsey, 2.
Brad Kaaya, 2.

SOUP

Yeah Epi, not at all like the one that chased Soup through Wakulla Park....he was big and black, and he was PISSED!

Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | October 07, 2016 at 06:35 AM

Man, I'll never forget that! Most scared I have EVER been.

SOUP

Ken Dorsey, 2.
Brad Kaaya, 2.

Posted by: Go,GoCanes! | October 07, 2016 at 11:35 AM

But the best one was Kirby Freeman at The Doak to win the game. Only Grey Crow had a a chance to be better to him but alas it was not to be.

#CrowToJonesFor6

CaneRock

Wins vs FSU:

Dorsey - 3
Kaaya - 0...

1mg of Epi

chased Soup through Wakulla Park....he was big and black, and he was PISSED!

Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | October 07, 2016 at 06:35 AM

Man, I'll never forget that! Most scared I have EVER been.

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Racists.

1mg of Epi

Just got pulled over doing 70 in a 45! Oops lol

SOUP

Epi...U are a very funny dude but U are just trying too hard now.

#Reach

SOUP

Fran...good to hear you are doing well and OK.

Raize...where U at?

Lur-ker

Do Soup and DannyBoyCane belong to a bear attack support group? They should.

1mg of Epi

Epi...U are a very funny dude but U are just trying too hard now.

#Reach

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Yea, not my best work.

Go,GoCanes!

I laughed.

1mg of Epi

I laughed.

Posted by: Go,GoCanes! | October 07, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Because you're humor compression quotient and sarcasm detector is higher than most.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | October 07, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Tell him youre on your way to church, not the liquor store.

KYcane

Raize...where U at?

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 12:07 PM

He lost power at 9:15, might not be using his phone much to conserve battery life.

Sinister - looks like its your turn now.

His Royal Dudeness

Always have some gospel ready to play on your radio too, it really sells the point home. I know Im going to hell, but I wont be getting any tickets.

Hassan

I have been ill all week I can't make it to the game. Anyone want to buy my ticket? Section 107 Row 1 seat 8

SOUP

Hassan...good to hear from you buddy! Sorry you can't make the game.

Kenny from E5 tailgate also has 2 tickets to sell if anyone is interested.

CGNC

Hi party peeps! Hope everyone was ok from Matthew, the media was out of control. I actually heard a caller call in yesterday and ask the meteorologist if hurricane force winds would be in Loxahatchee "Definitely yes" was the answer. NOT. And then this morning another local meteorologist said "well it stayed on track from the hurricane center we just wanted you to be prepared in CASE THEY WERE WRONG. I will take their word over the locals any day. Anyway, end of rant! LOL

Let's Go Canes! Tomorrow night is out litmus test

CGNC

Stay Safe Fran!

SinisterCane

Raize...where U at?

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | October 07, 2016 at 12:07 PM

He lost power at 9:15, might not be using his phone much to conserve battery life.

Sinister - looks like its your turn now.

Posted by: KYcane | October 07, 2016 at 12:51 PM


Jacksonville on decks :(

Lur-ker

Sinister, just assume you're going to lose power. How far inland are you?

SinisterCane

I'm just 1 exit north of the Airport, I live 5 minutes from I-95

Ohio_Cane

FSU band staying in Tallahassee this week.

No war chant, fight song, or other band tags during the game. Gonna be weeeeeeeird

Ohio_Cane

^^ That was from State of The U tweet

CaneRock

FSU band staying in Tallahassee this week.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 07, 2016 at 01:50 PM

Damn, if this is true, this should open up some more seats, on top of the ones that can't make it because of Matthew.

Lur-ker

At least you're a few miles inland

SinisterCane

At least you're a few miles inland

Posted by: Lur-ker | October 07, 2016 at 02:22 PM

I far from enough the flood zones but wind gonna wind no escaping it

NativeCane

Hurricane Matt does a Wide Right around Miami reminiscent off Matt Munyons Wide Right on October 8, 2000....

Signs and Wonders....

Dem Canes!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Update The Green Lot will open at 4pm, and all other lots open at 5pm!

30CINCO

Update The Green Lot will open at 4pm, and all other lots open at 5pm!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | October 07, 2016 at 04:03 PM
---------------------------------------------------
Dammit!

Go,GoCanes!

BJ: The game is on as scheduled tomorrow night. Appreciate the support of ACC, FSU, Dolphins & Miami Dade to make it happen. Details coming.of

30CINCO

Just read UMTickets deleted the new 4pm/5pm hours and that its back to 2pm/3pm.

KYcane

Terrance - where you seeing that?

KYcane

UM website showing 2/3pm

Lur-ker

F**k you, Seminoles

Seminoles, f**k you

F**k you, Seminoles

Seminoles, f**k you

Sung to the semenhoe whorechant tube

Lur-ker

*tune

Terrance Sullivan

Ok correction back to normal hours. Tim Reynolds had posted it on Twitter.

30CINCO

Dammit again! Just saw the UM release - Green lot and RV to open at 4pm, everyone else at 5pm.

Terrance Sullivan

Lawd, Lawd, Lawd

Go,GoCanes!

They just announced it a while ago. Think it's being done out of respect for everyone who's suffering through Matthew right now.

Also announced this: Miami also says schools will wear decals w/state of Florida covered by the Red Cross logo & teams will present donations for relief efforts.

MORE: Miami and FSU will also present a check for $50,000 prior to the game tomorrow night for hurricane relief.

Terrance Sullivan

Completely understandable

30CINCO

Gotta think the police resources being limited had something to do with the shortening of the tailgate.

Da-well, gonna have to pre-game before the tailgate.....responsibly of course.

30CINCO

and FYI - will need a ticket to get into the parking lots

Sarasota 'cane

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211214990&DB_OEM_ID=28700

Old Skool

Lur-ker the better, more biting one is

No means No
Don't rape women

Sung to the warchant

Go,GoCanes!

Posted last week I was genuinely concerned for people safety after the game two years ago. IMO Less tailgating means less drinking in their eyes, which in turn means less police necessary.

@Andrew_Ferrelli @UMTickets this is a stipulation we had to meet in order for the game to be played.

Lur-ker

Posted by: Old Skool | October 07, 2016 at 04:54 PM

Agreed

TheeMackJones

Read this and laugh.

Miami, Florida 45, FSU 28

The Hard Rock echo helps Miami to keep the score under " 30! "

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