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February 17, 2017

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86Cane

The Canespace Four Play crew are on our way to The Titanic and then to the UM baseball season opener. See ya!

Old Skool

Dance just missed twice in a day

Old Skool

Gotta love autocorrect. That should be dang.

1canesfan

PD#4

VA Cane

I assume 4 Play crew will indulge in some adult beverages?

5!

Rohan!

TonyCane

Lol on George Steele mistype. Either an autocorrect or an outright misspell.

KYcane

I assume 4 Play crew will indulge in some adult beverages?

5!

Rohan!

Posted by: VA Cane | February 17, 2017 at 06:27 PM

Ah, the stories we could tell

1mg Of epi

Was he dismembered?

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 17, 2017 at 02:06 PM

This is why we have such profound slam sessions. Gets me going.

Posted by: BEERicane | February 17, 2017 at 02:16 PM

Wait till they get a load of the cam.

#BEEpi

1mg Of epi

This may bee won of the funniest comments I have ever red.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | February 17, 2017 at 02:27 PM

Eksulint

BigWindyCane1

LEONARD MYERS !

BigWindyCane1

I loved the way LEONARD MYERS played the game! True Cane!

Coolmac758

If Jatavious Harris had a QB to Throw Him the Ball, He Would be a Superstar. Out of Georgia.

Old Skool

Canes beat Rutgers 4-1.
Only 196 days until football returns.

Go Canes!

Anything happening on campus today?

Go Canes!

Thought so:

Ariz-Multiple NFL teams inquired about Kuligowski

Last week, Miami announced that defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski would be elevated to Assistant Head Coach along with his position duties. CanesInSight has learned that multiple NFL teams had inquired about hiring Kuligowski over the past month, but the D-Line guru opted to stay in Miami.

A source said that both the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets were interested in bringing Kuligowski on staff, but that him and his family are extremely happy with the situation at Miami and moving forward.

Kuligowski helped transform Miami's defensive line into one of the best units in the country this past season and has made a program-wide impact in just over a year on staff.

Hassan

Kaaya=15

Herbieibis

Coach Kool staying at Miami, might be the one piece of good news in years for da U! I knew once we got some talent up front especially at dt things would turn for us getting the the best Dee line coach in America, ain't nothing but icing on the cake.

1mg Of epi

Its nice to be able to hang onto people for a change

BigWindyCane1

CMR demonstrated that he could hire good coaches when he brought in coaches Kul, Diaz and Rumph. CMR has now shown that he can retain a good coach, when he made a move to retain the best DL coach in the country.

Coach Kul is one of the most important ingredients for the Canes success. The DL will be the key to a successful 2017 season, because the DL must dominate and stop teams from scoring as the offense learns to find itself with a new QB. I think the running game will be dynamic and explosive but the passing game could struggle a little with the new QB.

NativeCane

At the half

Canes- 35
Clemson daughter- 33

Dem Canes!!!

NativeCane

Canes Whoop Clems Daughter 71- 65

Dem Canes!!!

VfB_Cane

To me, this felt like a transition year for the hoops team, maybe playing in the NIT.

But after today's game, going 2-2 in the final four games might put them in position for an at-large spot in the NCAA tourney, which would be a great accomplishment.

And congrats to the 4Play Crew for being 2-0 at the halfway mark. Have fun!

KYcane

And congrats to the 4Play Crew for being 2-0 at the halfway mark. Have fun!

Posted by: VfB_Cane | February 18, 2017 at 02:23 PM

3-0 now

BigWindyCane1

Canes men had a critical win at home against a dangerous upset-minded Clemson team. Canes are 18-8, with 4 regular season games and the ACC tournament left. Murphy really stepped up with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Only a 7 man rotation with Newton out on suspension. Next up is UVa at Charlottesville.

CoCane

If the hoops team goes 2-2 in the last four, 1 of those wins would be against a ranked team. 10-8 in the ACC and they are a lock for a tourny bid.

86Cane

Canespace Four Play Crew is now 3-0 on our trip. We win tonight and we will have a perfect record for the second straight year!

UM Baseball at 7 PM vs Runtgers

Go Canes!

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SinisterCane

CIS:


2018 Florida DB's: In-Depth Breakdown
Even More Loaded than Usual

South Florida is stockpiled with defensive back talent every year. But it’s uber loaded in 2018 with tons of elite national four and in one instance, five-star material.

It’s so loaded that nearly the entire two-deep secondary for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American East Squad could easily hail from south Florida.

There’s at least 10 defensive backs, if not more, that are national prospects.
In 2014, there was Chris Lammons, J.C. Jackson, Quincy Wilson, Derrick Tindal and John Battle.

In 2015, south Florida produced Tarvarus McFadden, Tyrek Cole, Jaquan Johnson, Tim Irvin, Davante Davis and Carlton Davis.

2016, the highlights included Trayvon Mullen, Malek Young, Tyler Byrd, Devin Studstill and Aaron Robinson.

In the 2017 class, there is Stanford Samuels, Daniel Wright, Christopher Henderson, Trajan Bandy, Marco Wilson, Latavious Brini, Shawn Davis, Amari Carter, Brian Edwards and Naytron Culpepper.

But the quality and quantity is ten fold for next cycle.
There’s already over 20 defensive backs in the 2018 class with Division 1 offers. Nine of them already have four-stars on their 247Sports profiles. Look for this number to expand this winter and into next spring as junior film circulates on even more 2018 defensive backs from south Florida.

Here’s a breakdown in no order of 20 of the best 2018 south Florida defensive back prospects.

Patrick Surtain Jr., Plantation/American Heritage
Josh Jobe, Miami/Columbus
Al Blades Jr., Fort Lauderdale/St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyson Campbell, Plantation/American Heritage
Cajuan Smith, West Palm Beach/Oxbridge Academy
Asante Samuel Jr., Fort Lauderdale/St. Thomas Aquinas
Gilbert Frierson, Coral Gables
Benjamin Sapp, Fort Lauderdale/St. Thomas Aquinas
Nadab Joseph, Miami/Edison
Gurvan Hall, Palm Beach Lakes
Trenell Troutman, Fort Lauderdale/St. Thomas Aquinas
Miguel Edwards, Coconut Creek
Stanley Garner, Coconut Creek
Marquis Williams, Coconut Creek
Randy Russell, Opa Locka/Carol City
Cameron Jonas, Palm Beach Gardens/Dwyer
Jamal Anderson, Homestead/South Dade
Thomas Burns, Miami/Northwestern
Keidron Smith, West Palm Beach/Oxbridge Academy
Demetrius Ivey, Homestead/South Dade

The list begins and ends on the top. Patrick Surtain Jr. is the best cornerback prospect to come out of south Florida since Patrick Peterson graduated from Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely in 2008. He’s not the freak show athlete Peterson was and is, few are. Still Surtain, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 cornerback in his class, is elite. He has everything anyone would want at cornerback. Size, speed, range, length, DNA, instincts, upside. The son of former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowler Pat Surtain, the younger Surtain is already in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Both of his interceptions as a sophomore were returned for touchdowns. The five-star recruit has 32 verbal offers. The Crystal Ball reads 100-percent for LSU for Surtain Jr. (6-2, 185).

Jobe is the oldest of this group. He turned 18 April 9. He will age out and will play his senior season at a prep school. Jobe has elite size (6-1, 195) and closing speed. He could play corner or safety on the next level. The Miami commit with 15 verbal offers is an instant impact talent.

Renowned last name in south Florida. The son of former Hurricane safety, the late Al Blades. Nephew of Miami greats Brian and Bennie Blades. Blades Jr., a four-star prospect, transferred this spring from Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School to national powerhouse Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas. He’s learned to compete every day and has been pushed by that program’s seven Division 1 wide receivers. Blades Jr. (6-0, 175), who has 22 verbal offers, is a former Miami legacy commit and is expected to rejoin the Canes commit list.

247Sports debuted him last fall. By noon the next day Campbell had his first seven offers including tenders from Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Georgia. A day later he was a national four-star recruit. Campbell (6-2, 185) has exactly what the doctor ordered: size, length, speed, transitional quickness, ball skills and toughness. He’s well coached by Pat Surtain on the prep level. He’s one of the nation’s top cornerback prospects in his class. The Crystal Ball reads 50-percent for LSU and 50-percent for Miami for Campbell, who owns 17 verbal offers. He lists high interest in Florida State, Clemson, Florida, Miami and Ohio State.

CJ Smith, a four-star recruit, is a ballhawk on the back end. Smith has tremendous sophomore film highlighted by his nine interceptions. Smith, who has a dozen verbal offers, possesses super ball skills to go with tremendous closing speed. He has more than ideal size (6-3, 193) for a safety. One of the nation’s ten best safety prospects in his class.

Another son of a famous dad just like Surtain and Blades. Samuel Jr. has the DNA. Just like his dad who starred for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at the same position. Samuel Jr. (5-10, 167) has the special combination of quickness, speed and instincts. He reps against seven Division 1 wide receivers every day at powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Samuel Jr., a four-star prospect, is one of the 20 best at cornerback in his class in the country. Samuel Jr., with 37 verbal offers, lists high interest in Miami and Florida State. The Crystal Ball reads 80-percent for Miami and 20-percent for Florida State.

Frierson landed his first four offers January 23 on the day of the Florida Fire tryouts. By the end of the weekend he had seven offers. The nephew of Miami great Frank Gore, Frierson was a lock for the Hurricanes. He’s one of their elite four-star 2018 commits. Frierson (6-1, 186) has super size to go with fluid athleticism and ball skills.

Unfortunately the injury bug has hit Sapp twice, forcing him to miss his entire sophomore and junior seasons. When he’s healthy he can go. There’s a reason Sapp (5-11, 173) has 24 verbal offers. He’s big on Clemson who offered him two springs ago and is hoping Florida offers. Once he’s back to full health he’s one of the good ones in a special class full of good ones in south Florida.

If LSU secondary coach Corey Raymond offers a south Florida defensive back chances are the kid is special. Joseph, a four-star recruit, tested off the charts at June’s LSU camp with a 41-inch vertical leap to go with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. Super numbers to go with his length and size (6-2, 177). Joseph, who transferred to Miami/Edison this spring, will play in a legit region as a junior. Seeing how he fares against way better competition will be the litmus test to gauge how high his national merit and offer list grows.

When Palm Beach Lakes coach Al Shipman, a former tailback for the Miami Hurricanes, says Hall is his best player you take notice. Hall (6-1, 185), with a dozen verbal offers, lists high interest in his coach’s alma mater. West Virginia offered first. Hall is a playmaker on the back end. The four-star recruit picked off six interceptions as a sophomore.

Troutman picked off six passes as a sophomore for Miami/Northwestern. He’s a fluid athlete with tremendous ball skills that can play cornerback or free safety. Troutman hopped on an early offer from Louisville this summer.

As every school in America went through Coconut Creek, Fla. the last few years to recruit Trayvon Mullen, Malek Young and Binjimen Victor, a handful of programs tossed out early verbal offers to Edwards. Not too many are still committable. Edwards (6-0, 160) will look to secure solid junior film under new coach Gerald Cox to renew the original interest of those those early verbals.

A feisty cover guy with dog in him. His uncle, Tyrone Carter, starred at safety for Minnesota so it’s no surprise the Golden Gophers lead early for the legacy prospect. The always upbeat Williams competes with no fear. He makes up for his size (5-9, 160) through his competitive fight and short space quickness. One of the better nickel prospects in his class in south Florida.

Transferred from Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard in the winter. Long, fast and blessed with a tremendous frame (6-3, 180). Has some similar qualities that Coconut Creek’s last great cornerback, Mullen, also possessed. Just like Mullen, Garner is also big on Clemson among his eight offers. He has ‘breakout’ written all over his upcoming junior film. Forms one of the best secondaries in south Florida with his fellow juniors, Edwards and Williams.
Intelligent, instinctive, fearless. Pound for pound one of the best hitters in his class in Florida. Explosive head hunter. Russell, who has 20 offers, also has the range over the top to help in cover 2. His violent nature is a big reason for the rebirth of success at Carol City.

Jonas (6-1, 187) is the next great one at powerhouse Dwyer. He has the range. He closes well. A big, long center fielder that’s a sure tackler that finishes. Jonas already has six offers with high interest in Miami.

Just like Troutman, Anderson hopped on his early offer from Louisville. He has a super frame (6-2, 180) with tremendous growth potential. He’s shown he can play corner, both in man and at times in zone. He may transition to safety on the next level.
The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns. Burns (5-9, 150) landed an offer from his brother’s alma mater, Miami, and committed as a freshman. Burns, who may ultimately be a track guy in college, has the speed that’s made him a Division 1 prospect.

Smith (6-2, 180) has super size that caught the eyes of Tennessee, Iowa State and FAU’s staff for early verbal offers. The long DB is equally effective in run support as he is defending the pass. Smith is part of one of the better secondaries in south Florida at Oxbridge, a group that’s all Division 1 good across the board.

Ivey (6-1, 180) has good size, recovery speed and range. He landed the offer he wanted, from Miami, at camp, and committed three days later. Ivey, like almost all south Florida prospects and every one of these 2018 defensive backs, is all upside. All of his physical gains lie ahead and all of his best ball is years down the road.

SinisterCane

^^^^^
Sorry this was old

1mg Of epi

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Posted by: Go Canes! | February 18, 2017 at 05:47 PM

Randy Russell.. if that mean anything to anyone?

thirstybuzzardcane

Cameron Davis commits to the UUUUUUU! Huge day!

SinisterCane

Cameron Davis commits to the UUUUUUU! Huge day!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 18, 2017 at 07:39 PM

COTDAMM CMR aint fuqin'around

Go Canes!

Good lord CMR and Co. are putting together a monster.

86Cane

Metformer UM LB Jon Beason before the game, Terrance and I shook his hand and told him thanks for all you do for the U.

Coach Larranaga also at baseball game tonight.

VA Cane

Good work 4 Players, keep thanking our legends for what they do for us. Nice gift from Beason!!! It helps a lot.

Lot of kids signing early; we just need to improve, keep winning. There is a lot of time in between when they report, but the point is keep after these kids show them we are working hard to get relevant!!! We need them to keep coming.

Looks great, I like the aggressive pursuit of great athletes!

TonyCane

This is how it should be. As for the rest of the ACC...be afraid. Be very afraid.

toledocane

Wow! Awesome recruiting the past few weeks.

BigWindyCane1

Wow. Davis and Lingard? RB-U keeps that legacy going. 2018 could be the best RB class in college football.

Dude

Hope all you guys down in Miami have been preparing... looks like a serious storm is brewing in Coral Gables. Be safe all. Thoughts and prayers!

Dude

247Sports debuted him last fall. By noon the next day Campbell had his first seven offers including tenders from Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Georgia. A day later he was a national four-star recruit. Campbell (6-2, 185) has exactly what the doctor ordered: size, length, speed, transitional quickness, ball skills and toughness. He’s well coached by Pat Surtain on the prep level. He’s one of the nation’s top cornerback prospects in his class. The Crystal Ball reads 50-percent for LSU and 50-percent for Miami for Campbell, who owns 17 verbal offers. He lists high interest in Florida State, Clemson, Florida, Miami and Ohio State.

^^^ I know all the love is for Surtain Jr, but this kid can ball.

Ohio_Cane

Randy Russell is a human torpedo! Big time get and surprised me! Cam Davis is a big one too! They both want to play together in college

86Cane

CANES WIN!!!

86Cane

4-0 BABY!!!

Go Canes!

Posted by: 86Cane | February 18, 2017 at 10:04 PM

Well done sir!!

Terrance Sullivan

Canespace Four Play Crew goes 4-0. Had a blast. Looking forward to the 5th Annual Canespace Four Play in February 2018.

raizecane

^^^^^
Sorry this was old

Posted by: SinisterCane | February 18, 2017 at 06:50 PM

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

And Long .... LOL

Dude

Lingard & Davis are thunder & lightning. Both are legit, they are smart to commit together. Save your knees boys.

Dude

Randy Russell is Bob Sanders. He's a liitle guy that hits like a train. He closes fast with violent intentions. If he can get his weight up to 195, it will be 195 of pure savagery. Randy Russell is why parents shouldnt let their kids play football.

Dude

Wiggins Im not sure about. Maybe by the time he's a Jr he can be pretty good. He's a possession type guy, nothing wrong with that but to be an excellent one you have to a) be strong as hell, b) know a lot of little details and c) have world class hands.

VA Cane

RIP Ivan Koloff The Russian Bear!!!

Ohio_Cane

Canes are pursuing FCS All-American CB Dee Delaney from The Citadel as a graduate transfer. Eligible immediately, 1 year to play then gone, so doesn't effect next year's numbers. Just like Adrian Colbert. Kid can ball. 11 INT's at Citadel. Will be very nice depth for us if he comes, and I think he will after seeing what we did with Colbert last year.

Ohio_Cane

Davis can move, too, so it's not so much thunder and lightning as it is lightning and lightning. Just different agility and type of runner

Ohio_Cane

Randy Russell is Bob Sanders. He's a liitle guy that hits like a train. He closes fast with violent intentions. If he can get his weight up to 195, it will be 195 of pure savagery. Randy Russell is why parents shouldnt let their kids play football.

Posted by: Dude | February 19, 2017 at 05:42 AM
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100% this

Ohio_Cane

TBH, and I'm not comparing his overall game or athleticism, but Russell's hitting is like Sean T's. Intent every single time is to dislodge the ball or hurt the other player. Russell would decapitate a punter in an exhibition game.

Go Canes!

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/canes-recruiting/117650

Go Canes!

The currents inactivity on this blog can easily be used as a case study in societal triggers.

Go Canes!

Current...

86Cane

Heading out of the 305 undefeated.

#IFeelGood

tjl3909

Damn:
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/18708824/louisiana-high-school-fires-coach-banned-alabama-crimson-tide-staff

Dude

I was saying Lingard is thunder for his ability to run you over, of course he can still run away from everyone too.

mi@mic@ne

I am really impressed with coach L and the job he has done. These teams are playing us full court cause they know they cannot play us in a run and shoot tempo. The whole problem we had at the beginning of the season was rebounding and consistency. Ive seen us play our potential in spurts of games...we have not even come close to our potential...

1mg Of epi

The currents inactivity on this blog can easily be used as a case study in societal triggers.

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 19, 2017 at 10:13 AM

U talkin to me? U TALKiN TO ME??

Jerk

VA Cane

Russell and Davis are great pick ups....they will be great additions if they stay on board...apparently they work out in a gym haunted by Willie Williams

Another interesting nugget for Canes fans -- Davis and Russell train in the gym with none other than former Carol City phenom and Miami Hurricanes linebacker Willie Williams.

Thought he was incarcerated until 2023 per last info

My advice: Just Say No
Just Say No to WW.....he can not be a good influence....yes read his story...yes sad but it is 100% on him...and vow to never be like him.

CGNC

Canes!

CGNC

Go - no societal trigger for me, but I read almost daily.

NativeCane

The currents inactivity on this blog can easily be used as a case study in societal triggers.

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 19, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Actually it can be attributed to the combination of dead time between end of Football season/Spring ball and weekend doldrums.

Wish I was with Tom, TSULLY and Ky....

Dem Canes!!!

TonyCane

VA, that was the original report. However he was released in Aug 2015.

1mg Of epi

VA, that was the original report. However he was released in Aug 2015.

Posted by: TonyCane | February 19, 2017 at 08:31 PM

Does he have any eligibility left?

VA Cane

Thanks TC, I remember him being convicted but never heard anything. wish him well...he sure screwed his life up. Just do not want him too close....old hat no need to revisit!
JMO

BigWindyCane1

Our 4-Play team is undefeated! Go Canes!

BigWindyCane1

Tough night tonight for Canes men baseball though🙁

86Cane

SURE, AS SOON AS WE LEAVE, THIS:

No. 17 Miami dropped its series finale to Rutgers Sunday at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, falling in the afternoon affair by a final score of 17-6.

Looking for a series sweep on their opening weekend, the Hurricanes staged two separate rallies but were unable to overcome a sizable early deficit.

The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak against the Scarlet Knights that dated to 2011.

“We got beat pretty good. We got our money’s worth. It wasn’t a close one. We didn’t play well. Everything we could do wrong, I felt like we did today,” head coach Jim Morris said.

TonyCane

Is it just me or was tonight's NBA AllStar Game even more of a glorified shooting contest than usual? I have seen better defense from the Washington Generals. Actually, significantly better defense.

BigWindyCane1

I feel horrible for the guy: UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen, brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was arrested on rape charges

1mg Of epi

I feel horrible for the guy: UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen, brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was arrested on rape charges

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 19, 2017 at 10:59 PM

You feel horrible for a rapist?

1mg Of epi

Adrian Colbert may end up being as responsible for our comeback as any player. On top of what he did for '17, he also closed randy Russell and is working on that transfer from the citadel.

86Cane

EPI...don't act dumb, it does not become you.

He feels sorry for a person who had has his entire life spiral down the toilet drain from hero to zero. He is not ignoring or excusing the rape, that just makes his fall (and his alleged victims) all the worse.

1mg Of epi

Yea soup I know. I'm pretty sure windy knew I was just messing w him.

Go Canes!

Good things happening at the U.

Definitely trending up!

VA Cane

I hate to see anybody make serious mistakes in life. We all make mistakes; I have and they were stupid. However a guy like Olsen or a Willie Williams (story well known many screw ups) seem to never learn; they get what they deserve because it is their own fault. Olsen screwed up here big time, went to Towson State and got booted; now he is in deep shit at UNC Charlotte.

http://my.xfinity.com/articles/sports-cfb/20170220/FBC-Charlotte-Kevin-Olsen-Arrested/

I feel sorry for greg, a stand up guy. KO has really dug his own hole.

Go Canes!

Trending up!

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/canes-recruiting/117678

UMike

Trending up!

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/canes-recruiting/117678

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 20, 2017 at 09:24 AM

Im pretty sure my boy Ohio wrote that article!!

But seriously, we are genuinely trending up and I love what Im seeing. Forget all these JAG guys we use to get, CMR is getting ballers and local talent. We do not need Cook, he is living off his brothers name and NOT a legit 5-Star RB.

Ohio_Cane

We do not need Cook, he is living off his brothers name and NOT a legit 5-Star RB.

Posted by: UMike | February 20, 2017 at 09:44 AM
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Ding. Ding. FREAKING DING.

BigWindyCane1

Thanks Soup, I knew epic was just messing around. I feel bad for Olson and his victim. I don't like seeing people with so much promise throwing their life away. Olson and Willie WILLIAMS will likely never be star athletes, and given their history probably needs help just to live a normal life, but too often the help will never come.

BigWindyCane1

Canes have a lot of buzz. A winning season in 2016, finishing 5-0, with each victory by 2 touchdowns or more, has recruits excited. The coaches are outstanding and it appears CMR has successfully kept his staff in tact, which is not an easy thing to do these days. This could be a special year on the field and on the recruiting trail. This could be the year that this defense goes up in Tallahassee and pulls out with a long-sought-after win

BigWindyCane1

Canes men basketball play at Virginia today at 7 pm. This game is follwed by Duke next Saturday (senior night), then on the road at Virginia Tech and FSU. The Canes need a 2-2 finish and they will finish the regular season with 20 wins and make the NCAA tournament. Anything less than that, and it will take a great ACC tournament run to get into the big dance

BigWindyCane1

Newton is still serving his three game suspension for this Virginia game. Newton should return in time for Duke

TonyCane

Updated for 2017....

MEANWHILE, AT ALABAMA...

Deep within the damp, torch-lit bowels of Bryant-Denny Stadium the masses presently gathered talked in nervous, hushed tones. They were all there, these champions of the old and current order of college football. Thirty four years ago their world had been shattered by the earthquake that had rocked the foundations of the sport. And ever since they had tried to stop it with an unrelenting fury.

At first their efforts had been met with utter failure. Occasionally they had succeeded. Sometimes their strivings had been sublime, such as influencing quarterback or wide receiver to go elsewhere. Even to Syracuse. And sometimes they were overt, like a yellow flag thrown twenty eight seconds after a national championship game had concluded.

That penalty flag now sat in a glistening trophy case before a throne made of SEC money and ivory tusks. A throne whose back was to the crowd at the moment.

Yes, they were all there. Spurrier. Holtz. May. Herbstreit. Meyer. Beamer. Mcelwain. Emmert. Smart. Porter. And all fell silent as one from amongst them walked towards the chair and bowed.
"What is your bidding, my master", asked Jimbo Fischer, shaking in fear.

"There is a grave disturbance in NCAA recruiting," came the voice from behind the chair. "I have reason to believe that the former Hurricane from Georgia has found the Matrix of Swagger.”

"Impossible!" yelled Mark Emmert.

"SILENCE!" screamed the voice, whose owner was suddenly leaned into the light. Nick Saban, the Darth Lord of the NCAA pivoted to face them. A crimson robe with an elephant on the back was wrapped around his white polo shirt, and he scowled at the NCAA figurehead who immediately dropped to his knees.

"I will not hear from one who has failed me," growled Saban. "Miami was supposed to have received the death penalty from YOUR office. Every resource was at your disposal. And yet here they are. Reconstituting. Reforming. And getting that cursed indoor practice facility built!”

Need I remind you the fate of those who let me down."

A quick glance at the hapless figure on the far wall sent a chill down the back of every reporter, referee, and coach. Bobby Bowden was still encased in a mixture of carbonite and bowl winnings, and hung now hung as a grim trophy. A plaque beneath the case read, "He Played Miami"
Emmert gulped and backed away. Satisfied, Saban turned his attention back to Fischer. "The Miami program was never to be revived. Ever. It's why I took the Dolphins job in the first place...to personally oversee the Hurricanes mediocrity. And now I hear words of its return, Lord Fischer."

"But sir," said Fischer, "How can that be possible?"

"He is running circles around you," said Saban. "All of you. Lord Mcelwain was supposed to secure Donaldson. Apprentice Bielema to have ensured Camron Davis! And you were to have secured Lindgard! To have not one…but TWO running backs lost to Miami? Failure after failure after failure! They were already able to beat many of us with a fraction of the talent that they once had. But now….”

His voice trailed off. Saban sat back on his throne, deflated. “And to add insult to injury,” he added quietly, “There is the matter of Canespace. Despite my best efforts, it still thrives. Just like that program....rallying the loyal forces when they should have been crushed. Intolerable."

"Lord Saban, if he could be turned, he could become a powerful ally to the SEC," suggested Coach Smart.

“His resistance to SEC corruption was firm,” replied Smart, “It cannot be done.”

"What is your command, my Lord?" asked Fischer.

Saban looked down at the gift box that sat on the arm rest of his throne. It was marked with a card that read, "All this has happened before - and it will happen again. See you in January". And for the first time he too felt the shiver of fear that they all felt. Fear that a sleeping giant had been awakened, sinew growing over the body of a program, followed by muscle, blood, talent, hyperdominance, and swagger.

He opened the box and held up its contents to all in the room. There was a hush.

"Find a way to stop Mark Richt," he bellowed, holding the invitation to the 2017 Paradise Camp for all to see. "OR THIS WILL BE OUR COLLECTIVE FATE!"

1mg Of epi

Ohio_Cane
We do not need Cook, he is living off his brothers name and NOT a legit 5-Star RB.

Posted by: UMike | February 20, 2017 at 09:44 AM
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Ding. Ding. FREAKING DING.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 20, 2017 at 09:51 AM

And his brother is Mr.FSU. No way he does anything but troll us. We shouldn't even recruit him.

RCCF

12%
Too Late to be a Believer Now..
Crazy or Not We Always Believe..
UNDEFEATED because that's what CANES Do!


SWOOSH

1mg Of epi

Thanks Soup, I knew epic was just messing around. I feel bad for Olson and his victim. I don't like seeing people with so much promise throwing their life away. Olson and Willie WILLIAMS will likely never be star athletes, and given their history probably needs help just to live a normal life, but too often the help will never come.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 20, 2017 at 09:54 AM

👍

UMike

And his brother is Mr.FSU. No way he does anything but troll us. We shouldn't even recruit him.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

I disagree with the second half. We recruit anyway, we need to keep strong ties to Central even if for other kids there and not Cook.

86Cane

This could be the year that this defense goes up in Tallahassee and pulls out with a long-sought-after win

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Special teams my friend, it is ALL about special teams.

86Cane

12%
Too Late to be a Believer Now..
Crazy or Not We Always Believe..
UNDEFEATED because that's what CANES Do!

Posted by: RCCF | February 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

GEEZ...Even a "casual fan" knows that.

Dude

Hating on Cook the younger? I guess it is a Canes blog, lol. When you take off the orange and green glasses though, the kid is a legit 5 star, even if you do like what we have committed.

Ohio_Cane

Ariz talking about 2018 QB Artur Sitkowski who just transferred to IMG for his Senior year:

On Sitkowski

He is Richt's guy, for those questioning if Miami wants him or not.

Staff is not counting on a commitment this week, but it is a possibility.

86Cane

Let's hope he doesn't flip to Arky State?

Ohio_Cane

Hating on Cook the younger? I guess it is a Canes blog, lol. When you take off the orange and green glasses though, the kid is a legit 5 star, even if you do like what we have committed.

Posted by: Dude | February 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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My opinion on James Cook has nothing to do with who he's favoring, committed to, or where his brother went. He is LITERALLY getting a higher rating because of who his brother is.

Again, he's talented. No one is saying he's some scrub. He's just not a 5*. 4*, sure. #4-5 in the country? No. Def top 10 or 15. If he were to commit to Miami for some odd reason, I'd be happy he was coming.

That said, Lingard owns him, and Cook would be his backup.

CGNC

Ugh, Kevin Olsen. Greg must be having a fit.

1mg Of epi

Hating on Cook the younger? I guess it is a Canes blog, lol. When you take off the orange and green glasses though, the kid is a legit 5 star, even if you do like what we have committed.

Posted by: Dude | February 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM

He isn't coming here. Why give be him the opportunity to troll us?

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