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September 27, 2017

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Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Uno!

TonyCane

Two - as in the number of times Duke will cross midfield in two days.

TonyCane

The picture at the bottom of the article...is that Ebirah?

SOUP

#LobsterAndButter

nemo2002

Hi 5

Sarasota 'cane

RIP Hugh Hefner. A legend of epic proportions.

WWIN

Aw nah! Say it ain't so!

Sarasota 'cane

Yep, he gone...

PapaCane

This is encouraging...

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/26/jim-larranagas-lawyer-allegations-in-fbi-college-hoops-sting-do-not-apply-to-coach-l/

I can sleep much better tonight. thx for the article.
GO CANES!!

Sarasota 'cane

I'm sure many are up to date on this already but Narcos Season 3: The Cali Cartel on Netflix is off the chain good! Best of the series so far.

Also The Vietnam War on PBS directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is perhaps the best documentary that I have ever watched. It's 11 episodes, 18 total hours and tells the story of the war from every angle. It's unreal!! I finished episode 8 tonight and I can's wait to watch the rest.

Dude

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 28, 2017 at 01:17 AM

Spoiler free as possible plot hole.

When Miguel is hiding in the ...., and they hit him with the ....., how does no one notice the .....?

WWIN

Aren't they shutting Narcos down? Pablo's brother wants a billion dollars from em and if he doesn't get it.... *gulp*....

Terrance Sullivan

Miami 45 Duke 24

Old Skool

So Hugh Hefner's dead, I wonder how many arms he died in.

raizecane

Sarasota - will start watching season 3 very soon. Hard to believe its better then 1 or 2 as both of those were really good. Pablo was "it" and the Cali cartel didn't have anyone near his status or ruthlessness.

Sarasota 'cane

Pablo was the bar, but Cali had the brains! It's an awesome season and may be the last. Like WWIN said, Pablo's brother wants 1 billion for "trademark violations".
A location scout from Mexico was killed a few weeks ago while scouting locations for season 4 outside of Mexico City. They ain't playing!

Sarasota 'cane

When Miguel is hiding in the ...., and they hit him with the ....., how does no one notice the .....?

Posted by: Dude | September 28, 2017 at 02:03 AM

I asked myself the same thing! They knew he was there. Who knows if that was even true?

TruCane81


I agree Cinco! I think he's right up there with Walton, IMO!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | September 25, 2017 at 10:38 AM


Good young back but different style.

Stronger and faster at same stage as Mark, but lateral movement is w9rlds apart.

Th9se jump cuts Mark is doing now are ridiculous.

If Homer gets anything close to that he would be special.

nemo2002

This is encouraging...

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/26/jim-larranagas-lawyer-allegations-in-fbi-college-hoops-sting-do-not-apply-to-coach-l/

I can sleep much better tonight.

Posted by: PapaCane | September 28, 2017 at 01:14 AM

Not me! It's not credible to think that the head coach would not know more about "incentives" being offered to a top recruit and his family.
If one of Coach L's assistants is directly involved, THEN HE IS IN TROUBLE TOO. And UM can get hit with a severe NCAA penaltiy for lack of institutional control.
Just because his lawyer - who is mainly known for representing injured patients in medical malpractice cases - says that Coach L is "not involved" doesn't mean that UM is in the clear.
Believe me, Coach L is not sleeping well these days; and neither am I.

TruCane81

No he isn't. He's going to live and die by that front four pass rush again this season and he'll end up having another good year by the end of this one to go with his competent one last year. The doofus you're referring to never even had one good season, just historically bad one after historically bad one no matter how cuffed regarding tempo the other half of the team played to try to protect the swiss cheese scheme that GD couldn't stop slurping up. I know that's a low bar to clear but they're still using smoke and mirrors this year to hide problems on the roster so it'll have to suffice for one more signing day. Good thing it'll be an early one I guess.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | September 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM

I hope you are right, ogv.

The thing that worries me is the same plays are constantly open.

You take away quick passing with alignment and the first two games have been a clusterfuck.

Good sprts knowledge in your posts when you dont need an interpreter lol.

thirstybuzzardcane

Also The Vietnam War on PBS directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is perhaps the best documentary that I have ever watched. It's 11 episodes, 18 total hours and tells the story of the war from every angle. It's unreal!! I finished episode 8 tonight and I can's wait to watch the rest.
Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 28, 2017 at 01:17 AM

My dad who's a Vietnam Vet said The same thing. I'll have to watch it. I wonder if I can get it on demand?

Sarasota 'cane

My dad who's a Vietnam Vet said The same thing. I'll have to watch it. I wonder if I can get it on demand?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | September 28, 2017 at 09:30 AM

I'm watching it online at PBS.com They have different versions as well. I'm watching the "explicit language" version. Great doc!

VfB_Cane

If one of Coach L's assistants is directly involved, THEN HE IS IN TROUBLE TOO. And UM can get hit with a severe NCAA penaltiy for lack of institutional control.

Posted by: nemo2002 | September 28, 2017 at 08:54 AM

I doubt it they have enough to hit us with that again. If that was the case, we'd be featured a lot more prominently in what has transpired.

The most likely scenario, based on what we know so far, is we'll lose an assistant or two and get some recruiting restrictions or lose a scholarship for a lesser "failure to monitor" charge.

What worries me most is the impact on our adidas deal. Long-term the U will be OK, because the brand is too good not to attract other suitors, but short term we could lose a lot of money. And, even if no one is openly admitting it, money equals wins in today's college sports world.

Sarasota 'cane

Miami has a contract with Adidas so I'm not sure they can break that contract, especially since it appears they (along with Nike) were the ones calling the shots here. Adidas' stock will take a hit but they're an international brand that will still be pulling in mad cash.

raizecane

In an Aug. 12 phone call intercepted by the FBI, and released Tuesday in a series of federal complaints involving the arrest of 10 men in a college basketball fraud case, an Adidas executive named Merl Code and sports agent Christian Dawkins were trying to figure out how to pay a high school basketball recruit $150,000 to attend the University of Miami, which is sponsored by Adidas.

The Adidas slush fund budget was a little tight at the moment and no one was happy that a “rival apparel company” had upped the bidding that high in an effort to send the recruit to one its schools. One hundred thousand seemed more appropriate. Code’s boss at Adidas, Jim Gatto, wanted to know if the kid could wait until January, when some cash might free up. Code was worried, though, that “by that point, that number might be 200 [$200,000].

orange 'n green in the vein

If they leave it up to the refs not blowing a whistle when the ball carrier's knee is down right in front of them, they'll blow it.

If they get into a shootout, they can blow it.

If the defense gets off the bus and the offensive line keeps paving the road like they should have no problem with against a potential seven win team at best this game, it should be comfortable.

But I don't see enough killer instinct to make this a blowout road game yet, 86.

CalgaryCane

I am not really sure what the FBI is investigating. Adidas is not paying a kid to do something illegal. Nor are they paying coaches to do something illegal like game fixing.

Can someone explain?

Sarasota 'cane

Can someone explain?

Posted by: CalgaryCane | September 28, 2017 at 01:28 PM

In the State of Florida it's illegal for an agent to make contact and give anything of value to an amateur athlete. It's a felony. I would assume there are similar laws on the Federal books. Once you use the phone, email, it's even worse. There's also money-laundering as well. It's not like there's a 1099 being given to the families and recruits so thrown in tax evasion. It's a shyt show...

TheeMackJones

SBHurricane nation has an excellent, precise breakdown of Florida prep star Mr. Little and Miami ( Arizona, Duke and Carolina were on his wish list for cash. ).

Oh, and one more thing. I CALLED out Miami and the allegedly $ 150,000 offered to N. Little. And that was prior to SB Hurricane nation's take on the bloody entire sordid matter. hUh. Unfortunately for me, MY Arizona Wildcats heavily recruited N. Little, and supposedly, also, offered him $ 150,000 dollars. OUCH.

Man, these prep ballers are fuc$$in GREEDY!

My, my. It's a tragic sad day for Arizona Wildcat basketball!

TheeMackJones

Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League has been issued a ' Federal subpoena. ' Ouch.

Man, Pandora's box has been blown off it's hinges and may NEVER close again.

itsa_canes_thing

A question is, does the University of Miami have any ability to sue Adidas on some legal ground, Defamation (no legal expoert) and I am sure there are terms within the contract that would allow us to go elsewhere. Either that or Adidas would double-down and extend the contract in good faith. But seriously where would we go back to Nike or UA?

Go Canes!

You would think the parents can be prosecuted for federal tax evasion as well.

HillViewCane

...pay the players... 🤔

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/20841877/until-ncaa-solves-money-problem-pays-athletes-problems-continue

HillViewCane

This whole system is stupid

TheeMackJones

A lone wolf FLIPPED Nike to get a Federal subpoena. Ouch. That was a post FBI news conference. Yikes.

Man, the CANARIES are already singing. So they can get a ' break ' in fines and jail time. LOL

TheeMackJones


This whole system is stupid

Posted by: HillViewCane | September 28, 2017 at 02:49 PM

Perhaps. However, it's a BRILLANTLY designed system. Which the NCAA and universities and shoe/apparel companies and coaches make millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars. While the players don't reap the gold at the end of the rainbow. huh.

CalgaryCane


In the State of Florida it's illegal for an agent to make contact and give anything of value to an amateur athlete. It's a felony...

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 28, 2017 at 01:34 PM

Thanks for the explanation...

But WTF!!! How can that even be a law? It's like the State and the Federal Government is an arm of the NCAA.

Sarasota 'cane

I agree with Hillview, pay the players. At the very least let the players cut their own endorsement deals. There's no easy solution here but there's no denying that the players are getting screwed.
If a film student on a full ride writes a screenplay there is nothing preventing them from selling the screenplay AND keeping their scholarship. The same holds true for all scholarship recipients except athletic scholarships.
I do not know how to manage this process but it's time to open up the discussion. I get that the "purist's" feel the education is the payment, but we all know the "one and done's" are not in school for an education. They should be allowed to let the market determine their value.

TheeMackJones

University of Miami, Florida president SAYS the men's basketball program is under Federal investigation! OUCH.

Again, the canaries are singing.

TheeMackJones

When it comes to MAJOR men's college team sports. The ' purists ' are OUT OF TOUCH with REALITY!!!

The bottom line: Football and hoops players should have been paid 20 or 25 years ago. No ifs, buts or huh.

Pop goes the weasel

University of Miami athletics is under federal investigation.

TheeMackJones

Now this. And Alabama men's basketball has resigned after the latest FBI investigation into college basketball. Wow.

Man, the dominoes are beginning to fall into an eventual avalanche of college basketball. Ouch.

TheeMackJones

Posted by: Pop goes the weasel | September 28, 2017 at 03:26 PM

Wrong, DORK! Only men's basketball is being investigated! duh.

TheeMackJones

Roll Tide administrator has resigned.

UMike

Is just basketball under investigation?

Dude

Posted by: itsa_canes_thing | September 28, 2017 at 02:28 PM

The partnership could be tainted moving forward.

Sarasota 'cane

Is just basketball under investigation?

Posted by: UMike | September 28, 2017 at 03:35 PM

It better just be BB or I'm out. I can't take this shizz anymore...

Dude

I've yet to see a good plan for paying players that wouldnt completely ruin college athletics.

TheeMackJones

Only men's basketball is being investigated. Jimmy L is NOT in ' harms way. '

HillViewCane

There are tons of plans out there. Eg endorsements, direct payment etc. etc. Nothing has to be perfect. It just needs to be better than this. The perfect shouldn't be the enemy of the good. What we have now is terrible.

RCCF

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/27/canes-larranaga-no-involvement-fbi-bribery/


so Yesterday they made this thing called Google right and if you do this thing called Searching facts you can see that they are Only looking at the Basketball Coaches...

This Internet Thing is GREAT!!

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HillViewCane


Posted by: Dude | September 28, 2017 at 03:39 PM

I am open to listening to another perspective. DUDE how would paying players "ruin" college athletics?

UMike

You're right... I forget the internet was full of facts and everything is true 😂😂

Go Canes!

Increased stipends to players and give them a bonus at the end of their careers if they get a degree.

Player 1-85 gets there exact same amount. If you busted your ass for four years it shouldn't matter if you starred or played special teams.

Sarasota 'cane

Player 1-85 gets there exact same amount. If you busted your ass for four years it shouldn't matter if you starred or played special teams.

Posted by: Go Canes! | September 28, 2017 at 05:06 PM

Well a Socialist has spoken, anyone want to promote a market based system? :-) j/k Go Canes!!

SOUP

The thing that worries me is the same plays are constantly open.

You take away quick passing with alignment and the first two games have been a clusterfuck.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 28, 2017 at 08:55 AM

Not to worry, this is surprise FACT #3.

Watch the Duke game closely now.

IraqiCane

#12%

BigWindyCane1

Love this article! Can't wait to learn what are the ten to the Canes success this season. Any hints?

1mg of Epi


In the State of Florida it's illegal for an agent to make contact and give anything of value to an amateur athlete. It's a felony...

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 28, 2017 at 01:34 PM

The FBI isn't investigating state crimes. I get their are tax issues, but what federal laws are violated to pay someone to do something that isn't illegal?

CGNC

I am with Epi - why is the FBI involved? The only thing I can think of is it crossed state lines - same rep maybe...but still

BigWindyCane1

Defense sounds hungry and realize that they have greatly underperformed. Hopefully, they come out hungry, disciplined and focused on shutting the Blue Devils completely down and out. Complete annihilation of Duke

Dude

Posted by: HillViewCane | September 28, 2017 at 04:44 PM

My concern is that the richest schools will be able to buy the best players, unless there's some kind of salary cap, which if there were, you could say goodbye to the historic teams.

Dude

Posted by: HillViewCane | September 28, 2017 at 04:44 PM

I've always said just let the kids get drafted, sign a contract and still play 3 years on assignment before the call up.

Dude

Posted by: HillViewCane | September 28, 2017 at 04:44 PM

I be all for the Texans drafting Richards in the 6th round this year, paying him and then call him up after 3 years in college.

trianglecane

I'll be at the game tomorrow. An associate said the Duke team was watching the 8 lateral game in the weight room for mo. They should have looked at last year's game. Anyway..

GO CANES!!

SOUP

Love this article! Can't wait to learn what are the ten to the Canes success this season. Any hints?

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 28, 2017 at 08:14 PM

4 on offense, 4 are on defense and 2 are on special teams.

One on offense: We have not even displayed several formations and patterns that we have been saving for ACC play. You will see some against Duke, but not all. There will be "bunch" formations with several WRs that have not been, well that's enough.

One on defense: What we have run is not even the real defense, run defense especially. The "real" pass defense will come out some against Duke (slot) and some will come out later against FSU.

On Special teams: Watch KO returns and coverage against Duke. They will change, I can't say how but they will.

I hope that helps?

PapaCane

Are we in the clear with the FBI investigation.

VfB_Cane

I am with Epi - why is the FBI involved? The only thing I can think of is it crossed state lines - same rep maybe...but still

Posted by: CGNC | September 28, 2017 at 09:51 PM

The people/institutions the money went to and for which purposes it was used are not at the center of the investigation.

This thing started with the adidas representatives, the charges against them include fraud, fraud conspiracy, money laundering and bribery.
One of the charges is "Fraud by wire, radio, or television" in violation of U.S. Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 63, § 1343.
Another is "Attempt and conspiracy", in violation of U.S. Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 63, § 1349.
That's why it's a federal investigation.

If you are into legalese, here's a link to the document:
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/999006/download

Pages 1-5 list the charges.
Pages 6-8 give an overview of the FBI investigation.
Pages 11-13 list the people the FBI says are involved.
Pages 14-25 All the relevant details. Here's where investigators describe what they say went down.
Pages 25-28 describe the investigation into "University-7," which appears to be the University of Miami.

Old Skool

Woohoo it's gameday

BigWindyCane1

I hope that helps?

Posted by: SOUP | September 29, 2017 at 12:14 AM

Thanks, Soup. I will be watching carefully tonight.

Let's go Canes - It's GAME DAY!

orange 'n green in the vein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdO6ho_JFm8

RCCF

UMike Im sayn tho...folk ask things as if they can't go get the nugget for themselves like "oh, I hope our football team isn't involved" no articles say anything about Anyone's football team not even the Nike articles...this has more to do with 1 and done than coddling kids to school. There is no 1 and done in Football and luring a kid for a shoe deal is almost dumb as dumb as hell.....who buys Football players shoes? I'll Wait...... Im a sneaker head and that hasn't been done since Deion and Bo... other than that Nobody has cared about Anybody who sells Football shoes.

This is about the Basbketball world and the U is not included heavily because the U is not a Basketball school and Adidas is not a world beater as far as selling Basketball shoes they win in the casual wear with your jeans shoe.

BigWindyCane1


This is about the Basbketball world and the U is not included heavily because the U is not a Basketball school and Adidas is not a world beater as far as selling Basketball shoes they win in the casual wear with your jeans shoe.

Posted by: RCCF | September 29, 2017 at 09:00 AM

I love the variety and look of the Addidas gear that I have seen CMR, Coach L and their players wear. Not only has Addidas given Miami a more lucrative deal than Nike, Addidas is much better than Nike in terms of giving the players nice gear to wear.

As for the allegations involving the Addidas rep, I hope this doesn't apply to the Canes. We will eventually find out, hopefully sooner rather than later. I also heard that Nike EYBL has also been subpoenaed, so this is not just an Addidas issue. I have heard rumors for years that this is happening. I hope the feds clean some of this crap up because these payments circulating among top basketball programs make the idea of "amateur athletics" look like a joke.

nemo2002

Adidas is much better than Nike in terms of giving the players nice gear to wear.
Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 29, 2017 at 09:56 AM

Is Addidas much better than Nike in terms of giving the players nice $$$ to spend?


Go Canes!

This one won't be easy.

31-24 Canes

Ohio_Cane

Troll attempts are weak.

SinisterCane

42-28 CANEZ

Too many cloud soldiers in our Secondary

UMike

RCCF... I agree, but for someone like me that doesnt follow basketball and doesn't care to go research it's a lot easier to post a quick question here and then check back in later for an answer lol.. but I get your point

Mark from Atlanta

Canespace brothers good morning!
I'm thinking this game plays out like the bowl game. ..periods of good and not so good. ..but, finally boys are kicked into gear by an azz chewing from RICHT. ...caught on national TV..
13-10 Duke 1/2 time
41-20 Canes win - put it together and leave them bummed to begin their weekend.
God bless you and Go Canes! ! !

RCCF

42-10

Bandy rocks the Chain this Saturday!!

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HawaiiCane

RCCF... I hope he is rocking the chain tonight!!! IT'S GAMEDAY!

Malek Young throwing bulletin board fodder out there with his comments... I love it! But, Malek you have to "show and prove" on this one. Duke needs to be reminded of what happen last year, not the lateral play!

LET'S GO CANES!

Mark from Atlanta

I don't care what team you root for. ..that play was a pure thing of beauty!
That much better because it was Da' Canes!
Let's Fricking go get some! Just win baby, just win!
God bless you and Go Canes!

HawaiiCane

Do you think that Malek Young made the comments so that Duke targets him all game? ...and in hopes they ignore Dee Delany all game long! Hahaha.

TruCane81

Not to worry, this is surprise FACT #3.

Watch the Duke game closely now.

Posted by: SOUP | September 28, 2017 at 06:27 P


So this means our real defense will be accounting for every reciever pre snap and redirect them with a jam?

Or keeping your eye on the recievers most likely
to enter your zone quickly so a pass can be reacted to instead of blindly running to an empty spot with no awareness?

Man if we are holding back, that was a dangerous game to play against a qb like we faced last week.

I would rather our coverage display the first two games was due to some type of hiding the hand strategy and not just inept game planning and preparation.

This would lead us to a quick turn toward playing closer to expectations.

Still whats the deal with 3?

TruCane81

I think he is our best corner and has been overwhelmed buy the stakes and scale of the situation.

The opposite of a gamer.

He needs leadership BAD!

It is possible to recover from his poor play but the staff has to mold him mentally.

Otherwise, he could be the primary reason for another missed coastal title.

RCCF

My Apologies....


BigBandy Shall Wear the Chain Tonight!!

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BigWindyCane1

Do you think that Malek Young made the comments so that Duke targets him all game? ...and in hopes they ignore Dee Delany all game long! Hahaha.

Posted by: HawaiiCane | September 29, 2017 at 11:37 AM

I love this! I hope so!

Sarasota 'cane

Gameday!! This also means an extra practice/film day before FSU next week!!

Go 'canes!!

CGNC

Posted by: trianglecane | September 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM

Have fun. Great place to watch a game and a beautiful campus

CGNC

Posted by: VfB_Cane | September 29, 2017 at 02:00 AM

Thanks. Some light reading I see LOL

HawaiiCane

That's what I'm talkin' about RCCF!!!

WWIN

Testing

raizecane

check 1...2....3

TruCane81

Kickoff time? Espn2?

TruCane81

Man I hope 3 on d can get it together so my lof pick can look genius.

Right now he got me lookin like a damn fool!

SinisterCane

Let GO

SinisterCane

GO CANEZ

Sarasota 'cane

Kickoff time? Espn2?

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 29, 2017 at 06:11 PM

7:00pm ESPN

Go 'canes!!

Sarasota 'cane

Wow Mark Richt just stood up tall for H.S. Football on WQAM. He would prefer not to play on Friday because of the impact it has on the H.S. games. This guy is selfless and always has his head in the right place. We are lucky to have him!!

Go 'canes!!

SinisterCane

FUQ DUKE

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