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June 04, 2018

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NativeCane

Nice Bass Soup!

NativeCane

Im thinking you caught that Hawg from a golf course pond.

NativeCane

Lewis, Morgan, and Erickson brought a lot of joy to my life, all very deserving of CFHOF....You dont know what you got til its gone.....

Go Canes!!

Ray Lewis only had one offer going into his final high school game.
Got an offer from the U four days before NSD, and only because Dennis Erickson was at the game scouting Jammi German.

Dan Morgan was all county pick at tailback in high school.

Russell Maryland was our final scholarship offer the year he signed.

Ed Reed only had offers from Miami and Tulane.

Gino Torretta was only recruited here by Erickson who wanted him at Washington State.

Vinny Testaverde was a complete unknown who had to go to prep school cause he had no big offers.

#reaches

86Cane

Im thinking you caught that Hawg from a golf course pond.

Posted by: NativeCane | June 04, 2018 at 12:02 PM

That was from Lake Istokpoga a few years ago with Old Skool. One of our best days together fishing.

86Cane

Go Canes...nice try, I see what you did there.

However let's be real about this:

1. There have been and will always be "diamonds in the rough", 2-3 star players who are under the radar and wind up becoming stars. The percentage is low, but the possibility is very real. This is especially true for younger players coming out of HS (17 vs 19) or players who have not reached their peak of physical development (late bloomers) or never really had good coaching, conditioning or weight training guidance while in HS.

2. However, comparing recruiting today to back in the 80'-90's is not even close and you know that. Back then it was much easier for a player to fly low under the radar and be "found" by a certain school or coach, and sometimes by complete accident (i.e. recruiting/watching another player on the same team or one they are playing against).

3. Today with all the recruiting sites spending serious resources on covering recruiting and posting all that info one or more of Al Gore's Internetses and posting information 24/7 on social media sites it is much harder for that to occur.

4. However, in cases where a player was injured and missed a year they may drop off of the radar for a while until they return to action. So that may be one of the exceptions to the rule. On that we can agree?

Terrance Sullivan

86 and KY do we want to keep our lodging as Friday and Saturday Nights at La Quinta Inn Dallas Grand Prarie North and then moved over a few miles to La Quinta Inn Fort Worth Arlington North Six Flags on Sunday. Or do we want to just stay at La Quinta Inn Fort Wort Arlington North Six Flags the whole time I have a way where we can lower our overall stay in Arlington. Let me know what yall feel most comfortable with. When I initially did the booking the LQ in Arlington was booked on Friday and Saturday nights.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | June 04, 2018 at 03:06 PM

What I did was post multiple examples of our coaches offering a player relevant to your recent blog based on evaluations they made on their own.

Same thing they just did with the kid from St Thomas.

jgatsby1112

FYI...

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article212365839.html

Good read..great class..too bad!!!

Herbieibis

Oh they are going to reach for some DT's since they let that position slide for a couple of years and for our line to be good we need some Vince Wilfork types. We got by with Norton and Mac but don't expect that often. Can't hide anymore with these recruiting services and camps and big time all star games. The players grades and stars are pretty spot on.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Herbieibis | June 04, 2018 at 07:30 PM

I wish we would have a camp where we could find a young DT.

Oh wait.

🤔

86Cane

Terrance...I only need Sunday and Monday night at LQ. Maria and I are going to Austin and San Antonio on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We will drive back early Sunday to Arlington to check into the LQ and go to the game.

TruCane81


I'm glad they are all over these 3 stars. Before u know it the class will be full of under the radar types all the while the 4's and 5's decomitted.
No use bashing NM g FSU At least they made the play-offs. I

Posted by: Herbieibis | June 03, 2018 at 05:27 PM

Damn right, Herbie.

Identifying and developing these type prospect is the m.o. of Canes football.

These are the kind of guys that get you the wins you need for the time prospects to take you seriously in large numbers.

TruCane81

* big time

BEERicane

http://amp.macon.com/sports/nfl/article212475989.html

Not good. Too bad for the young man.

TruCane81


Go Canes, Al Golden. Ain't no use reaching this early for Dt's. With their track record, I get them reaching. to

Posted by: Herbieibis | June 03, 2018 at 08:07 PM

I have given CMR my fair share of criticism, but he is NO Golden.

Golden reached for guys with no real upside for size purposes.

Right really seems to be looking for “Miami” quality 3 stars.

86Cane

I am fat, heavy and slow. I coulda played for Al Golden. Don't criticize him?

TruCane81

Shit man.

Come on, Chris. This is it. Don’t get cut before training camp...

Terrance Sullivan

86 I got U and Mrs. 86 locked in for Sunday and Monday Nights at LQ in Arlington Brotha!

TruCane81

am fat, heavy and slow. I coulda played for Al Golden. Don't criticize him?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 04, 2018 at 11:35 PM

Huh?

You drinking, Soup?

I think the night cap might have affected your interpretation of my post.

What I was saying is I have criticized Richt but he and Golden are not even in the same galaxy. We are miles ahead of that disaster that killed so much of my optimism for the team’s prospects.

You will never hear me say to stop talking ish about Golden cause he deserves any word spoken in ire against his name by a Hurricane football fan. I understand why others say forget him cause just mentioning his name brings back HORRIFIC memories,

86Cane

TruCane81..., Nah, I was just messing around and making a joke on myself and the former Nittany coach named Golden. I did not misinterpret your comment and agree with you 100%. Richt is outpacing Golden by 100 miles a day.

Now about that offense...do we have a QB?

Terrance Sullivan

Richt is out pacing Golden and Shannon by 100 miles.

TruCane81

Now about that offense...do we have a QB?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 04, 2018 at 11:56 PM

Gotcha, Soup.

We will have one when Richt shakes off the rust and molds one. Everybody gets better under him so far. I expect the same from the qb room as well, starting with Malik.

All we need is a game manager who can get us around 30 points in Acc games. That’s even facing some hot qbs ( who won’t be so hot if Manny gets his act together.)

Defense will score. We HAVE TO get more production in the return game. Too much talent to be so lackluster there.

We. ain’t got. Johnny or James, but we can get to the playoffs. Winning it all would take a WHOLE LOT of perfection,

raizecane

I am fat, heavy and slow. I coulda played for Al Golden. Don't criticize him?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 04, 2018 at 11:35 PM

**************************************

Don't sell yourself short.....you are somewhat slow :-)

Go Canes!!

Posted by: raizecane | June 05, 2018 at 07:08 AM


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EeJVTimlyWk

raizecane

Go - Classic

Go Canes!!

Redshirt senior WR Dayall Harris will leave the program and seek a graduate transfer, per UM. Harris was a rotational guy that was still expected to see time in Ron Dugans' deep rotation, but this just opens up more reps for freshmen Brian Hightower and Mark Pope

Terrance Sullivan

indeed Go Canes! i wish Dayall Harris the best in his future endeavors.

Herbieibis

like I said before not enough footballs to go around for `10 wr's.
Dominate defenses have dominate lines. Now if we are beating the Georgia's, Bama's and Clemson's of the world for top talent, then we are moving towards the upper echelon in recruiting. We need to be bringing in talent every year on the Dee-Line, not whiffing and having to turn over some stone to find guys. Ain't to many elite programs having to do this continually like we do.

HawaiiCane

This MLB draft is depressing. We now really know why the streak ended! So far they are in the 10th round and not a single 'Cane drafted. Florida State is at 5 or 6. Florida had two in the first round. Florida Atlantic has 2. Stetson and South Florida have one. Hell, even the high school (Mission Hills) down the street from my house in Mission Viejo, CA has one drafted.

Ugh, this is a big rebuild project!

BigWindyCane1

DL coach Jess Simpson was a good hire. Simpson might prove to be one of the best DL coaches the Canes have had. The Canes coaches are excited about their defense, so I think the defensive line will surprise some people this season.

TonyCane

Herbi, amazing to think that twelve years ago, Larry Coker entered the season with basically 4 scholarship wide receivers. Just four!

86Cane

Simpson might prove to be one of the best DL coaches the Canes have had.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 05, 2018 at 06:20 PM

MIGHT?

Based on what?

#DrinkingTheKoolAid

Terrance Sullivan

TonyCane just two years ago we only had 5 healthy scholarship Receivers with Coley, Richards, Berrios, Malcolm Lewis, Darrell Langham.

TonyCane


TonyCane just two years ago we only had 5 healthy scholarship Receivers with Coley, Richards, Berrios, Malcolm Lewis, Darrell Langham.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | June 05, 2018 at 09:28 PM

I was wrong. They had six going into the 2006 season: Ryan Moore, Darnell Jenkins, Lance Leggett, Khalil Jones, George Robinson, and Sam Shields. It was injuries and suspensions that made them barely able to field an offense that year.

Things weren't quite so bad (in theory) in 2016...we had nine going into the season. Then Sam Bruce departed, and Cager was lost for the season.

This year we have ten, even with Harris departing.

86Cane

Miss me some Sam Bruce.

Terrance Sullivan

So we were thin in 2016 like I said. Because neither of those dudes played a down during the season.

Terrance Sullivan

Yeah both years were bad 2006 also had horrendous coaching staff.

TruCane81


DL coach Jess Simpson was a good hire. Simpson might prove to be one of the best DL coaches the Canes have had. The Canes coaches are excited about their defense, so I think the defensive line will surprise some people this season.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 05, 2018 at 06:20 PM

Where you get this from, Windy?

86Cane

I thought that Simpson was brought in as much for his recruiting in GA as he is considered a defensive line guru?

Herbieibis

I'll believe that when we start reeling in some big fish from GA.

Go Canes!!

Interesting take on CMR and how the playoff changed not winning it all.

BCS era UGA doesnt go to National Championship ranked #3. Neither does Bama at #4. Mark Richt finished the SZN ranked 4 or less several times in his career. So he would have made the CFP just as Kirby did.

Terrance Sullivan

Go Canes! I said that back in December and January as well. But U are certainly correct.

86Cane

New blog is up!

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