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July 13, 2007

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86Cane

Welcome to Friday Night Lights...

86Cane

Guest author DaytonaCane will be with us along with your blog host 86Cane...

solarcane

here
peace

daytonacane

86

Thinking about Riley and "sticking to his guns" I can't help but think about the Finals when his Knicks faced the Rockets in a game 7 and Starks shot like 1-16 and he never changed to another player.

daytonacane

You have to believe in what you are doing but at what point do you have to throw the gameplan out the window because it is not getting the job done.

These aspects of game management are going to be critical this year for Shannon to take a motivated and talented team and put them into positions to win games.

86Cane

Well we have set a new record here at the Canespace blog! We exceeded 700 posts in only three days for the first time EVER for one blog topic!!!

Our previous record was somewhere over 600 (the judges are checking it out now), but this is a new milestone for us. The Lucky Dog who posted #700 is:

SolarCane! Here it is lucky #700:

It appears even the Oklahoma newspapers have a sense of humor:

"The NCAA wants Oklahoma football fans to take a summer vacation. Remember the 2005 OU season? Well, it's time to vacate it."

Posted by: solarcane | July 13, 2007 at 07:40 PM

SolarCane...congratulations! You have just won two tickets to the UM vs North Carolina Football Game in Chapel Hill, NC courtesy of Canespace!!!

miamimike01

mm01 on the mic...

orange 'n green in the vein

How much is The Randy a system coach, and how much is it him just believing in running that kind of system when you have an athletic advantage over your opponents like Miami does on any given Saturday (minus FSU week, when it's more likely a push in athletic ability)? If The Randy was coaching FIU, would he still make his 3rd tier athletes run the same system I guess is what I'm wondering?

86Cane

I am not too confident in the flexibility of Caoch Shannon to be honest. Remember even Omar called into question some of Shannon's "Old School" mentality and methods. The Boss seems to be a do it my way or no way kind of guy...

solarcane

Shannon is a strong willed individual.
The person with the most to win or lose under Shannon is Nix. "The best players will play" Nix doesn't score points his journey into head coaching heaven will be derailed quick.
peace

dj moonbat

"The system coach is a coach like Pat Riley. He believes in a system and employs that system wherever he has coached."

Let me see if I've got this right: the "system" that produced "Showtime" in Los Angeles is the same system that won a championship for the Heat (and lost one for the Knicks)?

I'm pretty sure that's not right.

orange 'n green in the vein

And if Nix is an adaptive coach as DaytonaCane seems to suggest, does that mean that Walton and the D will be a system unit, while Nix and the O will be an adaptive unit?

86Cane

The judges have conferred and determined that the old Canespace record for number of posts for one blog was 603 for:

"U Feeling Lucky Punk" written by none other than your boy SolarCane! Coincidence you ask? Hmmmm......

solarcane

86 your too kind, my eyes are moist, wait a second I gotta sneeze,
peace

dj moonbat

"And if Nix is an adaptive coach as DaytonaCane seems to suggest, does that mean that Walton and the D will be a system unit, while Nix and the O will be an adaptive unit?"

I think that's probably what we'll see.

miamimike01

agreed 86. I think Shannon is a little stubborn in regards to changing the gameplan midway through a game

solarcane

OGV,
I'm thinking the O will be very adaptive.
Remember something like" If we have to put a tight end at Qb then we will put a tight end at Qb or words to that affect.
Shannon seems driven to score points, I think he will be open to trying anything productive on O
peace

orange 'n green in the vein

What I want to know is who has a problem with the last six years of defensive performance? I know that almost every year could have been better here or there, but for six years, The Randy turned in one of the top defenses you'll ever see regardless of the reduction in offensive production. And he had years where he had to replace the entire secondary, the majority of the linebacking corps, key pieces of the line, yet still excelled. How the Big O can call into question the tactics of a coach who has produced head-busting units like clockwork makes me wonder just how many great D-Coordinators he got to cover up-close and personal at FAMU. Maybe Cav's suspicion of an unpublicized Big O/The Randy feud is right on after all?

solarcane

Set a record, break a record it's what I do.
I'm the Barry Bonds of blogging
peace

86Cane

Shannon knows that if his maneater defense can play with a substantial lead the game is OVER!

The big plays on D will return, the TO's for scores will happen regularly and the 7-10 point lead that we used to cling to will turn into 17 and 24 real quick.

Then the young guys get to play, everybody is happy on Monday at team meetings watching film of the BIG plays and the rest is history...

86Cane

Solar...after that last comment, I'm having second thoughts about those tickets!

solarcane

I mentioned on TOS that as soon as Shannon took over Omar got antsy.
Now I see in a move of sheer genius the SS has Omar at his old blog, with new curtains and desk
Wait tll Randy ignores him again "yea I said it"
peace

Fear The Graveyard

We always knew what to expect from the D as long as the ONION was in charge.Sure we had a few games that they didnt perform up to expectations but that happens.The ONIONs Ds dictated the game.

miamimike01

All we need is for a little more production on offense, just a little more... and everything will break wide open.

solarcane

Gee 86 not only the media hates me, but my own blogmates, I feel like.. A Miami Hurricane!!
peace

miamimike01

24-31 points per game... it's all over for everyone else.

17-24 points per game... the better teams we face might be in the game.

10-17 points per game... 7-6. Losses to UVA and Maryland. Enough said.

solarcane

mm01,
If we score some points the D can turn it all the way up, play loose and we will see some outrageous shyt
peace

86Cane

By the way I invited Mark Pray, the Assistant Athletic Director of Communications for the University of Miami to join us tonight for FNL on the blog. I also invited him to invite "the Boss".

I don't think either will show, but it was worth the chance! Now don't anybody go doing any imitations here. That would not be in our best interests. If they show they show, but don't hold your breath...

solarcane

86 what time does the limo take me to the airport anyway?
peace

86Cane

Solar you know what they say:

It's great to be Miami Hurricane,

I said it's great to be...

orange 'n green in the vein

Look, if my 11 guys on D are faster, stronger, jump higher, and athletically better across the board than their 11 counterparts on offense for the other team, YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I'M LOCKING THEM UP IN MAN-TO-MAN FOR A FULL SIXTY MINUTES! If I have an advantage in 11 one-on-one match-ups, I take my chances with winning all 11 of those individual battles rather than running the risk of my 11 guys losing track of an inferior athlete in an 11 man web of reactive responsibility. To me, that's the '05 VT game right there. Shannon's 11 were a cut above Beamer and Stinespring's 11's right down to the LB spy vs. Ron Mexico's little brother matchup, thus the five turnovers, the defensive scores, and all out route on the road that ensued.

miamimike01

solar,

the D can take some chances with a double-digit leads! Turn up the heat some, yes sir, I agree!

86Cane

5:50PM the limo will arrive. Wear your best orange and green please!

But back to this coaching thing...

You got Shannon, Walton and Nix. Three young dynamic HUNGRY guys. I kinda like that combo!

dj moonbat

"What I want to know is who has a problem with the last six years of defensive performance?"

What he said. Even while losing just as many first-rounders as the offense, the defense just kept on a-clickin'.

There's nothing wrong with Randy's scheme. You just have to be super-duper disciplined if you want to run a scheme without gimmicks, and Shannon has them disciplined.

But he seems to like a big-play offense, instead of trying to grind out wins. Which is good. Because I like to watch UM blow teams' doors off.

orange 'n green in the vein

solarcane, the Bonds of blogging? I did think his forehead looked a little enlarged in those pictures on his page for some reason . . . hmm. ;)

miamimike01

good point, OGV, but straight man-to-man D doesn't make the OC think too hard. I think RS got in some OC's heads in the past...

miamimike01

the guy just knows Defense X's and O's. Let's hope that the scheme doesn't change too much under Walton...

Fear The Graveyard

ONION has heard all the doubters and has a true understanding of what the U stands for and his drive will return us to oUr rightful throne atop college football.NIX DA FIX is the young blood we need on the O side of the ball.This team will follow the staff and thats a very positive atmosphere.DAU!!!

solarcane

Shannon goal.
Bring Miami back to the top of College Football immediately
Nix goal
Bring a pathetic offense back to a top five scoring team, bring public eye upon the Miami offense and his coaching ability
Walton goal
Don't fk up Randy's Defense
peace

miamimike01

right on, solar!

miamimike01

solar, where did you find that gem from Chow's O?

miamimike01

not that I know what his 60 series means (blocking wise) or what his passing tree looks like. You know, a 60 series could be different dependent upon who's O your running.

U guys think we are gonna blitz more often this year?

orange 'n green in the vein

Make an opposing OC think? Why? He shouldn't be thinking, he should be WORRYING about the fact that the rush might be coming on the next snap and what he's going to do keep his QB alive for the ensuing play. How do you think The Randy got out of Boise with Coker's 60th win on New Year's Eve? He sat back, sat back, sat back, then BLITZED THE HELL OUT OF ROWE and got him to throw the hot read to where Grant was squatting on the route. Game over.

solarcane

mm01
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/
Chris Brown has lots of interesting things there
peace

miamimike01

OGV, good point, instead of saying thinking I should have worrying...

86Cane

"Solarcane, the Bonds of blogging?"

You think the guy is on steroids?

86Cane

What about Barrow, how will he influence the defensive coaching?

miamimike01

I don't know 86? Good point. He brings an NFL pedigree to the table now

86Cane

Remember you've got Barrow and Hurtt who are former Cane players now also.

I'm sure they have somethin' to say about the D too?

86Cane

Who did Shannon and Barrow play for in the NFL?

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