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June 21, 2007

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Mephistopheles

Hey guys. First visit to the site. I liked Omar's blog, but to be honest, it was the Legion that kept us all coming back. Congrats and thanks to those who've made this happen.

I do have one suggestion. At the risk of being labelled a prude, why don't we make an effort to keep the curse words, and the threat mongering off this site. I know its fun to disagree, and I love vigorous (to put it kindly) debates that spring up. But challengering bloggers to fights, and F this and F that gets boring real fast. The Legion has always been a great source of info, opinion and nostalgia. We really don't need the other crap.

Just a suggestion. GO CANES!

Zakkee

Lyquid, since Omar doesn't have to deal with Shannon and the administration anymore, can you ask him what really happened with the recruitment of Noel Devine? Also, the inside story on what happened with WW#17? It shouldn't be a catch22 or conflict of interest situation anymore.

balto cane

I must say first that I love the attitude Randy has instilled in the team (sorely needed after years of Ch-ker). The recruiting has gone phenomenally well. As far as I can tell, we've got a nice buzz going and are locking down S. Florida. This is what I have always wanted from recruitment. I would argue that you CANNOT give Randy anything less than an A- at this point.

My biggest worries about next year:
1) Kicking game. Been mentioned before, but it deserves mentioning again. We will be in some close games next year, and I'd hate to lose one or more in FSwho style, a heartbreaking missed field goal late.
2) Halftime adjustments. I hope Nix will be good at this. I'd have to look at GTech and how they did last year after halftime. But we were terrible at making adjustments last year. TOTALLY indicative of coaching, and I'm worried about Randy handling this in his first year. Typically, the U excels as the other team gets tired. Hasn't happened recently.
3) Late-game management. Randy has done a good job changing the team culture so far. However, if there is any shred of leftover Ch-ker attitude on the team, we will be involved in close games. As a first time head coach, he may be hesitant in doing the right things late in the game. Or we will misuse our timeouts. I predict we lose one or more games on game management next year. In '08 and '09, I believe we're blowing teams out like the old days, have players that step up and win the game (a la Ed Reed), and it's no longer an issue.

That being said, I am extremely optimistic, especially compared to how I felt towards the end of last season. Just feels good to have the buzz again, and know we are on the right track.

solarcane

meph,
I have co hosted the blog several times and I haven't once asked anyone to simma down. The Legion handles itself like real gentlemen (and ladies) on canespace. I'm tickled to death with the blog so far.
welcome aboard!
peace

Esteban

once the season starts and we go down 7-0 in any game i'm sure the curse words will start flying. we'll be winning this year though so won't be nearly as much fighting.

rebirth

As long as these guys sign LOI's to Miami in Feb. I will be doing backflips.

DT Marcus Forston

WR Aldarius Johnson

CB Pat Johnson

DE Corey Liuget

OL Matt Patchan

CB Brandon Harris

Those guys are "must gets" in my opinion.

Things are looking good for all of them too, thats the best part.

Esteban

I'd have Sean Spence on my must get list. We can put some weight on him once he gets here.

IndianapolisCane

nice work!

IndianapolisCane

Yahoo board voted Tuesday to approve the acquisition of Rivals.com for $100 million.

Jake

that highlight real of Spence was great. the kid can flat out fly and make plays. I concur, he is a must get!

NaranjaCane

86,

a tailgate for every home game would be great.... i would love to bring my share to drink and eat that would be real nice.... I lOVE THE U AND EVERYBODY WHO LOVES THEM TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

E K

This site is ridiculous!! Great work guys. I could have never imagined overdosing on Hurricane news and information, but I am overdosing now. It took me over two hours to read all the posts that I missed.

To Aqua,

I've been on the same ship since we started talking about firing Coker, but I never put it as good as you did.

Someone mentioned earlier about Brock Berlin and his INTs while in the shotgun at UF. Brock sucked at shotgun, but he was incredible in the "NO HUDDLE SHOTGUN," a similar offense that he ran in high school. At the end of the day all that mattered was winning and Coker never put his teams in a position to win games.

From the last blog, someone also asked who was the most important recruit to the '08 class? It would have to be Forston. Something about this kid says that he is the leader of this MNW team. If he commits then everyone on that team commits too.

86,

Let's talk about politics and religion. Please, jk.

Esteban

Sabino looks like someone we'd switch to DE in the past. 230 right now, right? 250 lb speed rushing DE after a couple years.

Bryan

RECRUITS UM NEEDS TO LAND IMO and we'll be set assuming all the verbals sign there LOI to UM....

OL - MAtt Patchan , Jarien Moreland , Mike Goodman and maybe one other

QB - should be set maybe we can get EJ Manuel and let the comp begin

RB- Cyrus Gray (land him and were set)

WR- Johnson boys are a must (Aldarius,Davon,Malcolm) Tommy streeter and Josh Jarboe

TE- ???

DL- Corey Liuget & Brandon Sesay

LB-Etienne Sabino ,Ramon Buchanan,Marcus Robinson,Sean Spence

CB-Brandon Harris ,Janoris Jenkins & (T.J. Bryant if we can steal him from fsu land)

S-Karnell Hatcher & Victor Johnson

TLuv

Rebirth if we get those players plus Spence they might as well give us an automatic bid to the nat. title game!

IT'S ALL ABOUT DA U!

rebirth

Yeah I left a few off the must get list that should be on just to try to keep it short.

the LB crew should be straight with Jordan Futch, Sean Spence, Marcus Robinson, and the possibility of landing either Lerentee McCray or Etienne Sabino.

CaneVAstud

Here's the thing about linebackers...they get injured more than any other unit on defense, and only 2nd to offensive line on the team (proportionately, probably 1st as there are 5 OL and 3 LBs). The thing is, Randy runs a 4-2-5 defense way more often than a 4-3-4 defense. FSU runs a straight up 4-3. UF switched between 4-3 and 3-4. Having a lot of linebackers is just fine...because we can maneuver them around as necessary, and we need skilled guys to step in when an LB goes down.
- CaneVA

NaranjaCane

bryan,

your list is complete but missing p. johnson and i tell ya this kid robinson lb from homestaed is a beast every one down south (south dade county) is talking about him as better than M. Barrow when he came out of homestead same coach as then and he says it

Jake

anyone know how many we'll sign in the next class?

aqua

Givin All Glory to 86,

I appreciate everyone's responses, thx.

I'm waiting for a call tonight or tomorrow from one of our newest recruits. I'm supprised at how busy these kids really are.

ps, I swear thats the last time I use a Tom Cruise movie as a reference, my girl called me out on that one...lol

BOSSBANWAGON

Este, Do you think Sean Spence could be converted to Safety. I know he has the speed. Could be another Sean Taylor. Not trying to compare Spence to one of UM greats just using his size and speed as a comparison.

DallasTX Cane

Using a Tom Cruise movie for a reference isn't necessarily a bad thing aqua. It's just...next time...use a kick-azz Tom Cruise movie!...like, Cocktail! :)

"I've got a Trig final tomorrow & I'm being chased by Guido, the Killer Pimp!"..."Porshe, there is no substitute"...

Now, there's a good flick!

Lou of M

Anyone have any idea who the truth was? We need to get that cat on this side.

Esteban

I'd leave Spence at LB. He's what 190 or so right now. How much was Ray Lewis his freshman year or Armstead or Derrick Brooks at FSU? I think all were right around 200 and no more than 210. So I'd just let him grow into the position. I stick with the mentality of getting speed guys and just letting them add weight as time goes by working in the college weight rooms.

aqua

DTC,

Some how I couldn't relate "Rubbin is racing!" to Coach..

DallasTX Cane

Truth hasn't been around in months. I kinda figured he'd show again once the new season got started.

USAFCane

As I look through the posts, the migration from Omar's blog seems complete. Every regular poster is on board here. What will happen to ever inherits the SS?

aqua

this always makes me laugh:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=54PmkKZui1Y

86Cane

Vault prediction for this site...."By the end of this calendar year you'll be making money on this puppy!" The Sun-Sentinel might try to buy you out. LOL.

Posted by: Cavaleer | June 21, 2007 at 10:39 AM

Cav...I got you covered buddy! But about the buyout thing, shhhh, not so loud, you might let the cat out of the bag.

Really, I haven't even given that any serious thought, yet. But since you mentioned it, if I were to think about it, I was kinda thinking about this other little newspaper in South Florida (initials MH) that competes with the SS. Now that should make you go hmmmm...

But we ain't selling out the Legion, ever. One day we might get bought by someone else but WE (the Fans at Canespace) will ALWAYS own the blog! Only way I'd ever do it.

For the Fans, By the Fans...what a concept!

SFCane

I hear you USAFCane. I agree, I think everyone's here now.

86Cane

"This blog and this site are the real deal boys! and 86- feel free to stick THAT on your Canespace front page!"

Posted by: Crist | June 21, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Crist...since you asked, I'll have your quote on the Home Page at www.canespace.com by tonight. Would you like fries with that?

86Cane

Aqua..take your props, the article was your idea from concept to conception. Your contribution here is outstanding and only getting better! Plus, we ALL gotta try to keep up with Solar. The guy is good and has a full head of steam built up already! Lyquid and OGV have some exciting stuff going on too! I'd stick around if I were you.

Hey Aqua, what is that? Oh yeah, just the sweet smell of success, yeah that's what that is...

86Cane

USAF...can we get a fly by for the blog? Maybe an F-15 fully loaded? We could really blow some stuff up, like the old blog! Maybe we could use one of those camera guided missles so we could all watch it explode. Yeah that's the ticket!

86Cane

Let's talk about politics and religion. Please, jk.

Posted by: E K | June 21, 2007 at 12:47 PM

EK...funny, VERY funny, but you and I BOTH know it ain't gonna happen here! All Canes, All the Time...

SFCane

EK

I thought this WAS a religious site.

Solarcane prays to Randy Shannon everyday.
Kyle Wright's legacy has turned into a pillar of salt.
Randy Shannon is leading the exodus out of the Kingdom of Coker.
And we know Saturday's in the fall are the Sabboth.

SFCane

EK

I thought this WAS a religious site.

Solarcane prays to Randy Shannon everyday.
Kyle Wright's legacy has turned into a pillar of salt.
Randy Shannon is leading the exodus out of the Kingdom of Coker.
And we know Saturday's in the fall are the Sabboth.

Zakkee

If we get the LBs we want and Allen Bailey stays at LB, I think Spence will and should start his career at strong safety like Beason did. I don't think he can fill the hole in college just yet (no homo)lol! This way, he'll get earlier playing time and sharpen his coverage skills for when a spot is open at WLB and he's around 215-220lbs. I wouldn't be surprised if Walton started Futch (6'4 200) off at safety as well. He's more in the ST build.

Jake, I counted 25 ships including KP & CC!

86Cane

SF...only you could have tied all that together! By the way, I haven't forgotten your gift certificate for being the first poster EVER at the Canespace blog.
I'm working on something special!

And the second gift certificate goes to...

Zakkee

SFCane, I hope mr. troutman didn't read that last post!

Jake

anyone know how many we're going to sign next class?

aqua

I counted 25 too, thx Zakkee.

We got between 13 to 17 more ships to offer. If our current commits stay, 15 max. I say maybe 3-5 of them are outta state players.

Jake

thnks. goes to show how fast and often this blogs gets hits. that looks like the makings of a monumental class. 25, with 20 from south fla. Top 3 class next yr. put that in the vault 86!

86Cane

DallasTX Cane for this beauty:

"We're all pirates, thugs, rebels and castaways solar! At least at heart! Unfurl all sails...ramming speed maties...S.S. NCAA is dead ahead...muskets and swords at the ready...prepare to board her!"

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | June 20, 2007 at 06:24 PM

Now that's a winner for sure and has been officially declared the Post of the Month! Congrats DTX, you earned it!

Thought you might like to knwo that WE have successfully boarded the ship and are in complete control. Captain Shannon immediately ordered us to do a turnabout and we are now on a new tack and headed in a completly new direction...

86Cane

Top 3 class next yr. put that in the vault 86!
Posted by: Jake | June 21, 2007 at 02:49 PM

Jake...Done! Secured for future reference...

86Cane

Top 3 class next yr. put that in the vault 86!
Posted by: Jake | June 21, 2007 at 02:49 PM

Jake...Done! Secured for future reference...

Esteban

Zakkee, Beason was a high school safety though. He just outgrew the position (combined with lost a step as he gained weight). By the time Spence enters college he'll be over 200. Ray Lewis was filling holes at just over 200. Vilma as Dan Morgan's back up was filling holes at just over 200, too. It's the mentality more than the size. Plus there is no telling how much he'd play his freshman year - would likely be mostly special teams play and spot back up work. He'll have time.

Zakkee

I don't think the "experts" are going to give us a top 3 class. I believe our class will be the best, but I'm almost positive that the media will downplay us for a Top 5 of:

1) USC
2) Ohio State
3) Florida State
4) Texas
5) UCLA (surprised? don't be Dorrell is gonna whip Carrolls a**

Don't be surprised if the team who lands EJ Manuel also jumps us...possibly Tennessee or LSU (the Robin to our Batman).

SFCane

Este

I believe that you are the most informed poster on this site. However, I would dispute some of the facts that you just posted.

Ray Lewis came in as a true freshman at 215lbs. He left at 225lbs.
I don't think Johnathan Vilma ever backed up Dan Morgan. I thought he red-shirted during the last year that Morgan was here. (but I'm not sure)

Jake

also Georgia and Oklahoma are putting together nice classes..if i had to guess, my top 5 goes a little something like this:

1) Oklahoma
2) Miami (FL)
3) FSU
4) USC
5) Georgia

Zakkee

EJ Manuel is still a must get IMO. Have you guys seen his workout and highlight footage? I love Marve and Jacory, but their high school QBs right now and EJ is on a whole nother level (in every facet).

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