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January 17, 2008

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M.H.

JORTS

splafy

Dam, so close to the jorts

M.H.

Nice one RT6-I still have hope...after the N.C. game.

86Cane

RT6 is a student insider on campus at UM who reports exclusively for Canespace.

He attends UM basketball games with the Canespace banner, wrote this blog and has more features planned as the EEs are seen on and around campus...

Zakkee

Lerentee McCray says he didn't come to UM because we kept recruiting LBs after he committed...LOL!

Spoken like a true Turd. He admittedly fears competition and feels he's the only LB a team would ever need. Shannon has ways of getting the kids that fit our mentality. All the kids that think they're better than they really are, are all going elsewhere. Coming off a 5-7 season...we're getting true Canes!

Zakkee

llrm, not just this last season. I'm meant since he's been DC for Kansas overall (6 seasons). How have his defenses fared against our upcoming opponents TAMU '08 and OU in 2009.

86Cane

Zakkee...I'm on the research on the new DC from KU. Give me a day or two and I will have all the stats and comparisons U need to make your head spin!

Zakkee

Thanks..I had a feeling you were on it.

Calvin

Guys like barrow, and hurt can learn alot from a guy who's last name is young but he's 61.

Plus you know shannon is not trying to hire a guy that has a big ego and the fact that bill doesn't mind working under shannon says alot about him. Also, irregardless, we got a defensive coordinator that the players won't be second guessing. This guy is no fool, he's worked on the west coast, now he gets to work at like bobby bowden said, "The way we play defense, you'd think we evented it".

If tim walton thought shannon was going to sit around and watch that shat again he must be smoking. SO far, shannon has gotten rid of guys he didn't actually hire to UM, shannon has weeded out most of the none UM type players, so it is now with the coaching staff. We know the aggression will be here to stay and once bill gets more accustomed to the players at UM, that's when the fun begans.

I like hurt, with all the d-lineman coming in, it can only help that he has a proven guy with d-lineman as the dc, so we know shannon and barrow will tighten up the linebackers, mcgriff, you got the secondary. moncur should improve, big dix, ojomo, phuck it, start the games now.

long live ron mexico!

zak- good question. no idea. but i'm having my secretary 86 look that up for you and she'll have a response for you in a day or 2.

M.H.

Zakkee- Our recruits want to rebuild, while Fla's recruits want instant gratification. We are getting character..

Zakkee

LOL llrm!

MH, We need to seriously F@#* them up next year! I'm sick of the Gaytors...they want our swag...bad.

Calvin

lol, zak, what did lerentree say, lol, did he think he was suppose to be the only linebacker in the class or something. Most guys are not being realistic, but the guys shannon's recruiting, guys like joe wylie and spence have said exactly what a lot of the new guys coming in need to realize, they both pretty much said they have to get they're bodies stronger so they can compete at the college level.

Ask kp, although he did played pretty go against lsu, joseph addai showed kp that at the college level, they finish off runs by going forward, kp made the tackle and got up with that true Hurricane spirit, but bo pelini was over their tryingto give kp the business after that play. The difference was, kp was a freshman, addai was a senior and of course 1st round pick.

long live ron mexico!

#1 reason we're better of without larentee mcgay:
he didnt do sh-- during the US Army AA game. in fact, i remember not even knowing he was in the damn thing until after PB&J's announcement, when he went up and congratulated PB&J on the sidelines. kid didnt't make 1 single play.
on the other hand- Brown and Forston were all over the place.
good riddance.

Cavaleer

Zakk, I had a similar question.

They didn't play OU or TT in the last two years.

In '06 they gave up

37 to Toledo
39 to Neb.
42 to OKSt.
42 to Mizzou

I don't know the stats from the games, turnovers, field position...

'07

36 to Mizzou. Everything else was shut down.

Now they didn't play anyone serious...Colorado, A&M and Iowa St.

So we have to take with talent into consideration....

Posted by: Cavaleer | January 17, 2008 at 07:53 PM

Cavaleer

What's the latest on the MNW boys and Futch???

It would be a real shame if they get screwed over something that was out of their control....

masscanefan

i didn't even know he was on a the team. he is afraid of king athur!

SuperCooper

Cav, Futch is already enrolled. MNW boys should be by Monday

Cavaleer

Calvin, Young has his eyes on the prize....National Champions.

He knows that KU season was a damm lucky one.

They didn't play OU, TT or TX.

Now, with some real deep talent, he'll be able to do all the things he dreamt of doing in college.

Shannon's doing a mini-Michigan to the state of Kansas...swiping their best player ever, and their best coach. Michigan swiped WVU's FB and BB coaches in consecutive years.

NavyCane4Life

Super,

I have my fingers crossed!

Cavaleer

Allllriggggghhthtttt!!!

Super to the rescue.

Speaking of Cooper, did you post that about him wanting to be 205-210 by August???

If he's that size and hitting the holes the same way, JJ better step it up.

Any word on my man Harper??? I think he's a Tiger. No loss though. I want to see McNeal and Chambers add some muscle and blow up.

SuperCooper

This shows that Shannon doesn't care about controlling the D. The Cover 2 is no more. Thank goodness, it is worthless against the elite teams IMO

Young likes to play man to man and have the CB's play press coverage. That is why we need to get 3 CB in this class. Harris, Bryant, and Baker/Telemaque/Hester

Cavaleer

Who's the kid who just signed with UF?? Another WR?? Nooo, Oscar's not that stupid is he??

MinnesotaCane4Life

Cavaleer,

Yeah I think Harper is definitely a Tiger now, that James Davis is gone. They will probably use him with CJ Spiller because they love the 2 back system.

masscanefan

anyone have any U recruiting news?

Cavaleer

Super, why not all five of them?? We have the need there more than anywhere at this point.

SuperCooper

Yea I did, dude is running track too. Which is good. Coop just needs to make sure that he doesn't gain too much weight

Even though I really like Coop, IMO McNeal can win the job next year. Out of all of our RB, he is the most complete.

Baby J really needs to step up his game. He could get passed over by Chambers, McNeal, and Cooper if he doesn't get motivated and rebounds from last year

As for Harper, I'm holding out hope. People are saying that the coaches feel pretty confident about him. If he was going to Clemson with his buddy he would have commited last weekend. Coaches are going to roll out the red carpet for him in two weeks

SuperCooper

If Eric Smith commits to Clemson, our chances get better. Or so the people in the know say...

rubcatcane

How's this for a recruit? Chip off the old block. Like father like son? Hope he can play....

http://www.miamiherald.com/598/story/383881.html

SuperCooper

Some stats on Mr. Young's D:

"Overall Defense
2003 85
2004 41
2005 11
2006 94
2007 12

Scoring Defense
2003 84
2004 34
2005 28
2006 81
2007 4

Rushing Defense
2003 96
2004 23
2005 3
2006 28
2007 8

Passing Defense
2003 56
2004 76
2005 59
2006 119
2007 49


The trend is obvious here. He turned one of the worst defenses into one of the best with the obvious exception being 2006. That year would worry me more if he hadn't bounced back the very next year with a stellar defense making 06 an outlier or aberration. I'm sure 06 has a valid excuse like the graduated everyone or were decimated by injuries. At a school like Kansas, I imagine you don't have all the depth in the world to survive the injury bug, if that's what happened.

The other thing that I like is that he fields a very stout run defense. Two top ten run defenses in the past 3 years and even in 06 when the defense as a whole stunk, the run defense was 28.


Edit - For reference, here are the stats for 2002, the year before he took over:

Overall Defense: 112
Scoring Defense: 115
Rushing Defense: 114
Passing Defense: 60"

canechic

Zak-Turd have not heard that in awhile, very funny!!

Wow some excitement, good B Ball read! Who was the author? Or was it there and I overlooked? Anyway my question is how can we beat a team that almost beat NC and lose to a soso team? That totally makes me crazy. Youth? Flat? Overconfident?

Good to see the cane soldiers/sailors/marines/airman are blogging from Iraq!

Go Canes!

rubcatcane

Oh I forget, Xavier, the son of Shannon to play for his father.

long live ron mexico!

cav that's adrian bushell, good CB, formerly of pace high school, teamate of dvd until he moved to texas last season. supposedly he's a huge miami fan and he was going to visit this weekend or next and he was ours to lose.
apparently not.

SuperCooper

rub, thanks for the link. I remember ITU mentiond this a week ago. But I thought we don't accept transfers?

Alex D

It’s interesting how many players from last year’s team with much game playing experience. Especially at the key positions that we are recruiting (LBs and WRs), what would it mean for the U if players like (LB’s) Sharpton, Adkins, R. Davis, G. Cook, McCarthy, A. Bailey and (WR’s) Hankerton, R. Hill, S. Shields, Kayne Farquharson, K. Jones & even J. Mckenzie all raise their game to the next level. In an ideal situation that’s probably exactly what you would want as a coach and only play the freshmen that will contribute. Just my thoughts.

masscanefan

he probably will walk-on or gets free tution because his dad is an employee of the U. anyone know who is visiting this weekend?

rubcatcane

Supercoop, this is the mother of all transfers! Besides, I don't know if we sacrifice any ships for his boy. Sounds like a smart one and is going in on academic scholi.

Anyway, I feel fot the boy Shannon. The dad probably will be ten times harder on him. LOL

long live ron mexico!

last i heqard you have to be working at the U for 15 years before your kids get free tuition. i could have heard wrong tho

masscanefan

lots of schools have free tution for children not sure how many years you have to be working there. good for the kid to want to transfer and play for his dad. this recruiting years seems to be dragging on. its time to sign them and get ready for spring ball

canechic

long live as dedicated as Randy is to the U, his son should go for free. Lets call Donna!

86Cane

he probably will walk-on or gets free tution because his dad is an employee of the U. anyone know who is visiting this weekend?

Posted by: masscanefan | January 17, 2008 at 08:29 PM


That is correct on both accounts. Tuition remission for UM employee dependents allows them to attend not exactly, but next to FREE. I know from experience...

86Cane

LLRM...that is NOT accurate.

86Cane

Canechic...U missed it at the top of the article, it was RT6 from campus reporting...

long live ron mexico!

hence my disclaimer 86- "i could have heard wrong tho"

MDCane

His dad makes $1M a year coaching. I think he can afford one year tuition at the "U"

MDCane

...also the kid might just want to be around his dad.

86Cane

LLRM...hey I'm just your secretary so I'm just trying to do my job over here!

SuperCooper already did some MAJOR research on the new DC (posted above) so we are on our way...

canechic

yep that is what I thought 86 - good job I would love to go to more Basket Ball games. I hope they step it up on Weds. and beat the tarheels.

long live ron mexico!

86- be a good secretary and find the correct info for me

rubcatcane

On his son, Xavier Shannon, who plays center at Florida International, and
SS Shandel interviewed Shannon regarding coaching son. I guess the son wore down his dad. This Dad, contrary to being perceived as rigid and unaccomodating, can change. Interview was around March of 07. Very glad for them.

""whether he could see himself coaching his son:"

"No...I'll never coach my son, no matter what the circumstances. He could be the #1 draft pick in the NFL and if I was on the team, I would never coach my son. He needs the opportunity to grow and prosper and be himself and not have me watching over him 24 hours a day.""

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