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January 20, 2009



he rotated starting with Andrew Williams. The 4 DE rotation we had at the time was Williams and Green at RE with McDougle and Cornelius Green at LE.


Canechic, thank you for putting this in perspective. Miami has never been a premier coaching destination unless you want to go on to the NFL. Miami is a small private school that can not afford to pay assistants millions.

Miami is home to the young and hungry. Players and coaches need to have the mentality that we are going to win because we have worked harder than our opponents all off season. Hard work builds confidence in yourself and team camaraderie.

Lets go Randy find who you want and get these guys kicking some ass! Go Canes and its all about the U baby!


Sounds like you see nothing good in our future, so all I can say is be negative and negative will certainly come to you.

Posted by: canechic | January 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM

I want evidence of good things in our future. Look, it is simple really. Our OC's contract was not renewed because our Offense was a mess on the field. But, we need to hire a replacement in a timely fashion (like in two weeks at the most). If we don't, it comes across as though we didn't have a plan in place when we let the OC go. This reflects badly on Randy and Hocutt. We fans don't know what is going on, but all we know is taking too much time when every other school seems to be getting some of the candidates with outstanding records. As fans we can wait for the right one, but, the administration needs to communicate its plan to us at this point. Otherwise they come across as inefficient folks who don't know what they're doing.


I want Randy to be successful. It is his responsibility to find the right OC and convince the administration to pay up. This whole situation is stinking though.

dj moonbat

"If we don't [hire an OC in two weeks], it comes across as though we didn't have a plan in place when we let the OC go. This reflects badly on Randy and Hocutt."

That's not a very smart way to look at it. There are REASONS that guys wouldn't be available for a while. And the better the guy, the more likely it is you'll have to wait (because his team won enough games to keep playing late in the year).

Mr Troutman

Inaugural day is here as well as more news for the Canes. Well Young leaving will not be a bad thing as some may have written about. Just like a new president, a new OC and DC will only mean a new beginning. It's not like ALL WORLD BEATERS COACHES ARE LEAVING US ANYWAYS. I liked Young better because at least he didn't cave in under pressure but if he leaves we'll be alright. Shannon has a buisy and heavy load to deal with so things will work out just fine.

Now on recruiting, it seems though the right type of players are starting to get to the U especially playmakers and athletes. This year will be a great yearfor Miami, being on the bottom and playing medoicre has to be a distant memory. ONE THING FOR SURE FELLOW CANES, WE WILL NEVER FORGET THESE DREADFUL YEARS AS FAR FOOTBALL IS CONCERN.... THESE YEARS WERE AN ONGOING NIGHTMARE THAT U COULDN'T WAKE UP FROM, IT JUST KEPT HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL ONE DAY...... BAM IT'S ALL OVER AGAIN FOR THE REST OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD... WE'RRRREEEEE BACK!!!



Nice write up Anton!


The OC hire timing may not be in Randy's hands. If the guy you want needs some time to decide, what can you do? If you are in the final weeks before signing day, what comes first, recruiting or visiting personally with the potential hire. What if he is on the road recruiting, as well? What if he wants to visit Miami with his family before he decides?

Anyone that Randy hires will already have a job. What if it is a pro coach for Pittsburgh? Think the guy is a little busy right now?

Randy's first priority right now is closing out this recruiting class. Number two is talking to Young and convincing him to stay...then the OC job. Sorry folks, but that's the way it is in "big bidness".



so what is the difference between having bill or having willie??

Posted by: Canefantasy | January 20, 2009 at 09:29 AM

About 20 more years of experience and success......

Look, I don't think Willie is all that bad. However, Bill Young is a better DC than Willie Martinez, make no mistake about it. If the switch were to be made, it would be a step down in quality.


I was standing by the Washington Monument in 1963 when MLK gave his speech. For me, this is a great day. Hope you have a great day. 1963 was the year I came to the U and my love affair with the Canes has been going strong all these years. Seems like yesterday.


Thanks Jer!


I was expecting to see a preview of tomorrows FSU-Miami basketball game. Thats ok,, we can talk about FSU's up and coming victory tomorrow. lol


Okay forget Willie lets go after the big fish in tommy tuberville who use to be the defensive coordnator at the U!! I really dont like this offseason as much as others but the future is bright at the U no matter what distraction occur. trust me we will be fine. In randy we trust.



You and the rest of us are unaware of what's going on with the OC as far as time goes.

For instance perhaps the guy Randy wanted first said no thanks

The guy he was after was coaching in a late bowl game and has several offers along with Randy's.

The guy Randy wants is more expensive than the U can afford, Randy is trying to negotiate

No one Randy has contacted wants to coach at a small private school with limited facilities and an unrealistic fan base.

The guy Randy wants has agreed but their are contract problems at his current school

You never know

One thing is certain Randy wants his coaching staff together worse than we do.

One last thing
Randy is trying to set up this program for the long hall 5 ten years from now, it isn't going to be a NC team for at least 3 or 4 years be patient


The Truth

Solar if you continue to post things that are both rational AND plausibly probable I'm going to have to contact the admin to see if you can be banned for making too much sense.

This is a UM sports blob buddy. We only do drama and hysteria around here!

Get it straight!



yea I slipped up

back to 1984 and everything is easy



Great day for our country, great history Hurricane Dave. I am a Civics nerd and to me this great and I love to hear stories of old!!! The waterworks have already started.

herald guy I give up with you, you see things the way you want no matter what I say. So I see a positive path, one that will take time but will be good! I am an older, wiser lady and have learned that sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

Go Canes!!!


Ya know George Bush is looking for work,

I'm thinking if he could completely shut down an elite nation's economy, GT shouldn't be a problem



back in awhile.

canechic make sure the ropes are holding the sky up till I can get back if you don't mind.



the rock would be perfect. he was a good coach in that one movie.


Solar U too funny! I think the fact that he bankrupted two seperate businesses prior to his presidency, should have given some a hint to what he would do to the US!


IMO our economic shortcomings have been masked by huge BCS bowl game payouts.

Can't to the Planter's Itchy Nuts Bowl three straight years and not notice the difference when they mail the check...


Fran in DeBary -
I was spared from flooding. I hope they nail that guy BIG TIME. To me, there is nothing worse than people who take advantage of others who have suffered a huge setback.

I have a dream.....and that is for a new OC to be named by the end of the week.

GO Canes....


LOL I love how congress gets a pass on the economy when they are the ones who make the budget every single year. In actuality, the Presidency has very little power. But I guess it's easier to focus one's hate towards one person instead of the entire body of the House and Senate.


Young will probably leave, he is a good dc but I side with the positon of canechic. The U has the potential to turn Young leaving into a positive as with anything. Young does not recruit, and the U got run over in 3/4 games last season. Excuses aplenty but fact is happened. Maybe, big maybe but it is possible someone else does and would have done better.


Don't worry about Young. The talent that is coming into this program will have this D on autopilot for many years to come.

RS ran a base defense 99% of the time with all world talent and it ran itself. Tell me one instance you thought to yourself, Damn that was a great Defensive gameplan!! It was all about the talent on the field.

It won't matter who the DC is. The talent will outshine them.

Now the O is a different story.....

Simmer down bytches!!!



Canez1...Whats up bro! Been a while!!


maybe he turns down the job and stays. It does say that he is torn between staying or leaving otherwise he would have done it already. He is enjoying the palm trees in Miami as oppose to the corn fields in oklahoma. Money isnt everything!!


Because of all that talent on D in the past can we honestly, objectively say that Randy was a great defensive coordinator? Just a question.


scUm, whats your feel for Canes Noles BB you guys gonna take a beating?



Please no politics. But about the cost of the inauguration... in four years it will be the most expensive in history... and then four years after that it'll be the MOST expensive....etc....


It is really happening, Obama President.

Gin & Tonic

Posted by: Canez1 | January 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM


The D was always the following:
1) Your line can't block our front four..so
2) Our linebackers will be making tackles in your backfield
3) Our corners are going to shut your receivers down...so
4) Our safetys will be picking off your passes.



good perspective about the big picture



scUm, whats your feel for Canes Noles BB you guys gonna take a beating?


Posted by: solarcane | January 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM

It should be a great game like it has been the past few years. It's hard to say who will come out on top. Last year both teams won their road match-up and couldn't protect home court. We have a great defensive team this season. We are holding teams like Pitt and Duke to their lowest scores of the season. We have the athletic speed but we also have the size this year. If we can contain Miami's perimeter shooting I think we take this one. We have the big men needed to dominate the glass. I think it'll be a low scoring game with FSU by 7.


I know we don't have the ideal coaching staff set up yet but this is what I want to see in the future:

If Randy is only focused on being a dominant program year-in and year-out we need a couple of things in place.

1. Talented recruits and good connections with all the major hot beds of talent. We got this.

2. A realization that Miami has never been a destination school for coaches. It is a proving ground and launching pad for coaches. They come here and the Miami talent makes them all look like Paul Brown.

Bill Young is an anomoly. He is not an up-and-comer. He came to Miami to try and get a ring and enjoy the weather and beaches. We need to have bright young assistants in place that are ready to take over after the DC or OC leaves to become the head man somewhere else. I am not sure we have that yet. Hurrt-Barrow-McGriff have proven nothing to me yet (except recruiting skills from Hurtt/Barrow). On offense we are not even close.




I think there is going to be some real grinding for rebounds by both teams.
Miami has been tough on the offensive boards.
You guys control the boards we are in trouble early.
I think Miami has to play as fast as they can the entire game to win.



As the week leaks away into yesterday, the sun rises over Miami, I hear distant thunder. It is the sound of the Canes rising to football ascendency. Big weeks coming.



You're completely right about the D under Randy. He ran a straight up, 4 man rush, and rarely blitzed. The revolving door of D-Linemen got so much pressure on the QB, the DBs would have field days. And then once Dorsey and Company put points on the board, Miami got up by two touches, and then the D could pin their ears back and go crazy because it was passing time. Another year or two, probably three, develop some defensive depth, and the same thing should be happening.


As much as I like Obama, I must be honest, I think they messed up the oath of office.

The United States Constitution, Art. 1, Sect. 2, paragraph 8 (or the last paragragh os Section 2) read quite differently.


One year ago this week

"I haven't accepted a job anywhere"

Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young denied a published report stating he accepted a job at Miami on Wednesday.

"I haven't accepted a job anywhere," Young said when reached Wednesday evening.

Young has been linked to jobs at Miami and Washington in recent weeks, but the veteran assistant insists he's still defensive coordinator at Kansas.

CSTV.com, citing anonymous sources, posted a story on its site Wednesday saying Young had accepted a two-year deal to become the defensive coordinator at Miami.

I'm jus sayin



conch salad

"Miami (FL) Killian High School RB Lamar Miller had a trio of Cane coaches in his house Monday night - Randy Shannon, Aubrey Hill and Tommie Robinson."

Locking up Lamar Miller. Obviously this means Randy is in MIA. Hope this doesnt mean they are unsure about BB, but I guess if you read between the lines that may be the case.

BTW, Lamar says the visit went well, they talked about what he should expect getting on campus and his mom asked a bunch of school type questions. Also, there was NO TALK of a new OC or anything of the sort...says hes been a Cane since he was 7... I think Lamar will be the best back out of this class


Canez1...I know, all this drama and I cannot get anything done, no OC, might not have a DC. Just wait until NSD and see how much work you get done then.

This whole inauguration is a big joke, how you can throw some huge party for Obama, a guy who has done jack $hit yet when everyone is praying they still have a job tomorrow. But who cares, its Obama so I guess its ok. It is so hypocritical!

Scum...you are right, there is over a trillion out there ready to be distributed for the bailout, so the taxpayer will foot the bill for this one too. But its Obama so its all good. PUKE!!


after all the money we wasted in the last eight years ur worried about what their spendin at the inauguration??????!!!!!!! i dont put a price tag on the advancement as a country we just recently made as different races came together for once. as if mcain was the answer?????


Six Amen! bitterness never got us nowhere, move on and move up!




Very good post, Obvious:

"Reid's Visit to the turds -

While it might have been fun, it wasn’t enough to convince him that he should drop all thoughts about other schools. He met with Urban Meyer Sunday morning before he left and Reid thought the meeting was a bit stressful.

“It was kind of rough honestly,” Reid said. “He wanted me to commit, but I’m not done with my visits. He was kind of mad because I de-committed even though they’ve been with me since my sophomore or junior year. We talked about that for a while. He was frustrated with me, kind of mad.”

Posted by: ObviousCane | January 19, 2009 at 10:49 PM"

Remember that song "You can't hide your lying eyes", well, here is a REAL reason why we call the Gator's HC - "Urban Lier".


I thought we were quitting the political talk?


Maybe the OC has been hired already........

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