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January 21, 2009

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Century Cane

Go Canes!!!!!!

MDCane

Yeah!

ObviousCane

New Manny - What we are hearing about the OC Search -
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2009/01/what-were-hearing-th.html

J

Can someone cut and paste my last comment on the last blob here. Much appreciated

The Wizard

About a month ago 86 said to expect a "MAJOR" announcement on January 21st. Well............

miamihurricane34

Well there goes the neighborhood. Hope this "revelation" doesn't create a Koetter, Part II. By the way, a Stoutland for Flood trade you make every day of the week and twice on Saturday.

Wish they could bring Jay Butler with them to work with Swasey. We would then have a S&C program.

Now if we could get that certain DC candidate, dear god ....

Posted by: J | January 21, 2009 at 07:04 AM

86Cane

WIZARD...The two major announcements, in addition to Canespace Day at The BUC, are:

1. Canespace will have the opportunity to meet in person with former Cane and current NFL Superstar Andre Johnson in Tampa on 1/28/09 for an EXCLUSIVE interview that you will only find here. No other local major media outlet will have the scoop, only The Space. Tune in on 1/29/09 for the full story!

2. In our never ending effort to bring U the news U can use Canespace is announcing a MAJOR new partnership with Gary Ferman at www.canesport.com. We wil be running a new feature each month starting in February called "Five Questions With Ferman". Gary will answer five questions submitted by Canespacers to give U the inside information on recruiting and the Canes that everyone clamors for.

GO CANES, GO CANESPACE!!!

J

Thanks 34

nemo2002

WHAT NEXT? Maybe Shannon will suspend himself for violating team rules?

J

Maybe Ferman should have a feature: 5 Questions with Truth, SC, Canez1, Cav, bg and Calvin (didn't mean to leave anyone out)

canesteeler

If we attend the titanic tonight is it a problem to leave the car in their parking lot while attending the game?

SOUP

Maybe Ferman should have a feature: 5 Questions with Truth, SC, Canez1, Cav, bg and Calvin (didn't mean to leave anyone out)

Posted by: J | January 21, 2009 at 08:16 AM

He already does when he reads Canespace!

SOUP

If we attend the titanic tonight is it a problem to leave the car in their parking lot while attending the game?

Posted by: canesteeler | January 21, 2009 at 08:26 AM

Not a problem. I will confirm with the Manager. There is a UM lot right behind the Ti and across from the baseball stadium that empties after 5 PM.

Steeler...U need two extra tickets? I have them if U do. Let me know.

Rashad...U gonna make it? I still have two reserved for U also.

Marvin, Cat5 and others see U at The tianic between 5-6 PM.

bg1906

Speaking of Ferman he's saying Whipple and McNulty are NOT candidates.

Old Skool

Ahh. Now I know why we weren't supposed to make fun of Ferman.

It's a pity. The Canesport headline today has lots of possibilities.

canesteeler

Soup actually I may have two extra tickets if my girlfriend and her brother don't attend. I will meet you at the Tanic

CaneSniper

Losing Young doesn't look like an issue with the committs we already have, but it can't help with any defensive kids we're still trying bring in. I'm sure RS will try to put their minds at ease though.

The Truth

bg - GTFOOH!!!

Did he really write that?

Wait, was he clarifying they aren't right now this instant or never were?

Whatever...I'm telling you buddy, git yo money and ruuuuuun.

LOL

Guys, can't hang around today...be good and be well!!

J

I will tell you guys, Coach told someone 12 hours before Nix was hired that Nix was not a candidate.

The Truth

You know what...I take that back bg. I really do.

Ferman has a business to run. Guys like him are truly in a learch these days because there is simply no credible info to hang off of. Randy and co are doing a bang up job of keeping people out of their business so that this hire can't be compromised by a leak.

Can't blame the man for writing what he hears about this hire cuz he can't be hearing much.

MattInNY

Truth...so are you saying Ferman is throwing darts at a dart board blindfolded and hope one hits? It seems the guy has more credible info on recruiting than the day to day operations of the program itself.

canechic

Truth you are so nice, right? I had to leave the blog last night because I thought everyone was about to fall of the Clif!
Hopefully today will be better, Go Canes!

hurriphin

If we get RU's OC & assistant o-line guy, I guess we'd be inheriting JUCO O-lineman Andrew Tiller as well........

canechic

I really think everything will be alright, I do not know why just a gut feeling.

The Truth

No Matt he's not throwing darts as per the OC search. But he's reporting stuff as fact that are rumors just like everything else.

He does a great job with recruiting. But you have to understand that the recruiting info comes from the hs players, their coaches and family...not the school.

So, again, it's all open to speculation.

I took back what I wrote. He does a good job but at this point I will swear on my freezing nuts he is not a credible source. It's not his fault. But that is the truth.

The Truth

Today through Friday will be great. No worries. Everything is fine.

MattInNY

Truth...You have to feed the beast when they are paying $100 a year I guess. Friday will definitely be a good day.

And let me tell you about freezing nuts...20 degrees this morning, 7 w/ the wind chill. Burrrrr! Did I mention last week it was 10 below? Yikes!!

hurriphin

Rivals says Coach is on the Left Coast to interview a finalist, right?
I guess its Dana Holgerson.

scUM

Go Noles!! Moving on to 3-1 in conference after tonight..

The Truth

It's not Dana

canesteeler

Truth I trust what you say and I am waiting to be a happy man come Friday!

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

In case y'all missed it last night. Six opened a can of worms I couldn't resist when he compared Ole Miss' defense to UGA's, to point out a few things about Martinez.

So I did a teeny bit of research and guess what I found......ANOTHER NIX IS THE FIX. haha

Ladies and Gents I present Alabama native, Mr. Nix, Tyrone Nix that is...Ole Miss' DC.

>>>>>>>>

“Tyrone Nix is one of the up-and-coming, bright defensive coordinators in America,” said Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt when he selected Nix as defensive coordinator for his first Rebel staff on Dec. 11, 2007.

Nix, 35, has been one of the youngest defensive coordinators in Division I college football for the past seven years, directing defenses for his alma mater, Southern Miss, and most recently South Carolina.

In 2007, he coached inside linebackers in addition to managing a Gamecock unit that topped the SEC and ranked fifth nationally in pass defense, allowing just 168.8 yards through the air.

The USC defense in 2006 was sixth in the SEC and 29th in the country in scoring defense, surrendering 18.7 points per game, 4.5 fewer than in 2005 despite returning just one starter. Junior college transfer Jasper Brinkley led the team in tackles and earned first team All-SEC accolades at middle linebacker.

In his first year in Columbia, Nix served as co-defensive coordinator and tutored the defensive line. Under his watch, a pair of Gamecocks, cornerback Johnathan Joseph and safety Ko Simpson were selected in the NFL Draft. In addition, Simpson earned All-America accolades.

During his 10 years on the Southern Miss staff, Nix coached every position on defense and served as defensive coordinator the last four seasons, when the Golden Eagles’ defense was among college football’s toughest. From 2001-03, USM was top-15 in the nation in both scoring defense and pass efficiency defense each season.

In 2003, they ranked No. 5 in the nation in pass defense, No. 13 in pass efficiency defense, No. 14 in scoring defense and No. 23 in total defense. Nix's coaching efforts were recognized as he was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's outstanding assistant coach.

In 2002, Southern Miss ranked No. 4 nationally in pass efficiency defense, No. 10 in pass defense, and No. 15 in scoring defense.
Nix entered the 2001 campaign with the distinction of being the youngest coordinator in the country at 29 years of age. Despite losing seven defensive starters from the previous year, Nix's 2001 USM defense finished in the NCAA leaders in scoring defense (8th), total defense (11th), pass efficiency defense (12th), rushing defense (13th) and turnover margin (21st).

During his 10 years on the Southern Miss staff, Nix coached every position on defense. In his last four seasons, he served as the Golden Eagles' defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach. In that 10-year period, he mentored 12 All-Conference USA selections, four C-USA Defensive Players of the Year and six All-America selections. USM also enjoyed team success, winning four C-USA championships and earning seven post-season bowl berths.

As a player, Nix was a standout linebacker for the Golden Eagles from 1990-93. He finished his USM career with 295 tackles – still among the top 15 in school history – and was one of only three true freshmen to play on the 1990 All-American Bowl team.

pb(CSROH09)


Its obviously Long. IMO he will be the guy.

He has a ton of experience and is unemployed. Dont think we have a deep enough pocket to take an existing OC from a top tiered D1 school.

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

According to Manny, the RUTGERS OC is a likely candidate...who knew these stats and facts..

> I've been told the new top candidate is Rutgers offensive coordinator John McNulty. I received a phone call Tuesday night from a friend very deeply connected in the coaching circles who told me McNulty has been offered the job at Miami and is now mulling it over. McNulty, 40, previously interviewed for the UM job in 2007, but passed and returned to Rutgers with a pay raise. Last year, he interviewed with Nick Saban at Alabama and returned to Rutgers again.

From what I was told, McNulty passed on the UM job the first go around because of the lack of talent on the offensive side of the football. Now, he likes what he sees -- except for the offensive line. McNulty apparently would like to bring assistant coach Kyle Flood with him. Rutgers gave up the fewest sacks in the nation under Flood in 2007 and 2006. As for McNulty, Rutgers set school records for total offense (5,841 yards), points scored (421) and first downs in his first full season in 2007. The Knights also became the first Bowl Subdivision team to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 2,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same year.

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

PB, Long would be great, so would the Houston OC, and I think this McNulty cat would be as well. I'd rather have an NFL guy personally but these college guys seem to have the goods.

proCanes.com

Video Highlights and Photos from NFLU Confernce Championship Weekend featuring Edgerrin James, Ray Lewis, Willis McGahee and more!

http://www.procanes.com/files/0191c9a007f3ac029a56d543a84bc099-3598.html

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

Montreal, good for you. Have fun in the sun.

Mr Troutman

Happy Mr President Obama Day Canes. Now that the old guy is Gone (Bush) The new guy is in. Shannon is doing the same thing on getting a fresh new start with the OC and DC. All again ladies and gentlemen is not as bad as it seems. Everything happens for a reason and only time will tell on the sucess that Shannon will have.Patience is a must though.

miamihurricane34

If he turned us down before, and then turned down Alabama, I think it would be a tough pull.

Anton

The article stated Randy was speaking with someone in the Pac 10. That means it's not Chuck Long. My thinking is it's Danny Langsdorf, Oregon State's guy, who is stuck behind multiple (assistant head) coaches on the list for OC there.

canechic

Troutman this is a great day for the canes, like I said have good vibes.

dj moonbat

"If he turned us down before, and then turned down Alabama, I think it would be a tough pull."

Maybe he and Nick Saban just didn't get along. McNulty would hardly be the first guy not to groove with Nick's style.

Mr Troutman

By the way if McNulty turned down the UM job because lack of Offensive players then we don't need him now. Who needs a coach who only comes when their are PRO BOWLERS ON OFFENSE!? Who the F are U! There are coaches who come to schools with less talent and just coach them up. I hope this was some made up BS that some reporter wrote to stir the pot. Also since when does a coach from Rutgers, I repeat Rutgers become so picky. Boy how the mighty have fallen...

shwarma

New day new outlook here on the space. Glad to hear that all signs point to announcements in the next couple days.

With 11 coming in this weekend I think some excitement around the program could not come at a better time. One coordinator in place would do the job, and if anyhow there where two in place, well Randy's new name would be Superman. (which I currently reserve for Spence since I just can't get my head around calling our fiercest LB "sleepy")

Mr Troutman

Good morning Canechic nice to see U smiling on a day like this. How can I tell...It's all in the writing dear.

miamihurricane34

Slow on here today.

dlu

After all of this Randy will be too tired to search for a DC, by then he will have gotten used to the idea of taking over the DC position himself.

CanesgirlNC

Gotta good feeling about tonight's game. I think Daquan Jones will make a huge impact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2YeupqUZ6U

scUM u ready?

theheraldguy

The Truth, with all due respect to you, it seems like Ferman has been more right than wrong. Most rumors end up to be true anyway.

Reading between the lines here, I understand we didn't get Whipple or McNulty. Based on what you said yesterday, perhaps Whipple is the one who is going to Rams along with the Eagles ex-OC.

The days of paying 2/3 less than the competition and getting coaches may be over for the U. If Tennessee can get Browning to go there as a grad asst, couldn't we make him come here as an OC. Hocutt, do you hear me?

CanesgirlNC

dlu - for all we know this is just smoke and mirrors as RS may have already thought about taking the position over himself anyway as he is the one who knows what a Miami-D is made of. He's got Ice to assist him now with other stuff. This year will prove very interesting

IN_Cane

One thing about Young leaving. If RS does decide to take over as DC, or promote from within and have a heavy hand in the D. This opens up the door to bring in both a OC and QB Coach because now we only have 7 coaches with NCAA max of 9.

CanesgirlNC

DTC - where are you?????

Caneslegend

I have been very patient with Randy Shannon and I truly understand what he is doing with the program by bringing integrity and accountability to academics and behavior but his way of running this football team is very questionable and I don't think he is the man for the job.

Look at who he has hired as of late: Tim Walton (he was terrible the team look so disorganized and a disaster). Patrick Nix (Madden cordinator for video games best describes his knowledge. He never made adjustments during the game and never attacked weaknesses.) Also, Bill Young (it was great hire but if we could not keep him how was it worth it.) University Miami is well below the pay grade when it comes to assistants and unless we invest in our staff this is the product we are going to get. The Coach I see in the future is Tommy Tubberville. Coached here and understands the U and has big name value and I don't think he would be the most expensive Coach either. GO CANES!!!

MidWestCane

procanes.com,

Sorry procanes. After the Raven's lose last Sunday nite, I've felt like I was a part of that lost, like I was apart of the team or something. Weired, I know; but I felt almost like when the Canes loose a game: The first night was a restless S.O.B. Mild depression lingered throughout the next day and there are still some traces of pain lingering today.

Damn! That Ravens game was a warriors game, a game not for the timmid, but the Ravens came out on the wrong side of it. And I still feel it.

Mr Troutman

caneslegend,

He is entitled to make a few mistakes. No coach is perfect in his first few years. Hell Bush made a ton in eight years so why can't Shannon in two.I know that's comparing politics to football but it is still in the same sense as being a new guy and making bad calls. The difference between the two though was one kept making them and the other is trying to correct them. He realizes Nix and Walton were mistakes and as far as YOUNG the man wanted to go to his alma matter. What's wrong with that? Also when more money and being close to home is staring you in the face you'll leave too. Shannon is the right man for the job he just needs more time and things will work itself out.

The Truth

Heraldguy

It's east to report on things AFTER the fact and write it up as if it's happening....then again maybe that all he has sometimes.

Plus, you're the HERALDguy, right? So I guess Manny is reporting some hard core bogus info over there if HE says BOTH W and Mc are viable.

What is the truth?

Why call me out? I just wrote 2 different posts saying he's doing a good job. I just wrote that it can't be easy for him to give the good word.

What do you want from me?

The Truth

It's a floater!!!

canesteeler

The entire coaching industry is a bit whoreish. Coaches preach accountability, unity, team but they run at the first opportunity for a higher pay check. Schiano did the same thing when he was DC at the U. Let's face it college athletics is a business and it is as much about the money as it is about wins and loses. We need to recognize that recruits deserve the right to go play where ever they feel the most comfortable and the love of the legion should focus on those who decide to come to the U rather than the ones who go elsewhere!

MidWestCane

"The entire coaching industry is a bit whoreish. Coaches preach accountability, unity, team but they run at the first opportunity for a higher pay check.

Posted by: canesteeler | January 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM"


canesteeler,

Some coaches, NOT ALL coaches. Examples being Joe Pop at Penn State, Bobby at FSU, RS at Miami.

The Truth

Almost ALL coaches do that.

If you guys don't think Jopa or Bobby or countell others haven't lobbied for another job to see if they could get a raise where they were you're nuts.

It's a game...

MidWestCane

It appears that Greg Reid is dropping someone from his list. Do anyone know who?

http://florida.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=902814&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=

Mr Troutman

Also if some of us claim to be Patient with Randy and the growth of our program then just be that. Two years to turn things around is not a long time. It has taken the ex Bush Adminstration over 7 years to find BIN Laden and we still haven't found him but we claim we've been close to him. All I'm saying is things take time so don't be in a rush for results. Coker took six years to turn us from have to have nots so it will take Shannon another year or so to turn us back to haves! LOL!

MidWestCane

"It's a game..."

Posted by: The Truth | January 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

I know it is, Truth.

But "Almost All" and "Almost" isn't the same.

solarcane

Of all the staffs I see being loyal over a long term I would rate V Tech at the top, Miami somewhere a little below the middle.

Not scientific just a hunch as to where staffs over a twenty year span would end up.

peace

theheraldguy

The Truth, It wasn't my intention to call you out.

I was reading between the lines of what you wrote yesterday. Manny is obviously wrong on McNulty. I conclude based on my reading of what you wrote that both Whipple and McNulty were considered one time and are no longer interested or in the running. Whipple perhaps is going to be the QB coach for St. Louis Rams with Shrmur or whatever his name is.

You are doing a great job of shooting down false info and providing some between the lines info.

I guess I am very disappointed with the way the university is handling the football program. Mind you, I have no inside information. As I pointed out, Tennessee could hire Browning as a grad asst., and we couldn't persuade him to take the OC position? Just unbelievable to me. Why wasn't he on our radar? We better get an OC with a much better track record than him after all this wait.

solarcane

Here is an analogy my wife made about the Canes. I reworded just a tiny bit of it

A mother goes to the store buys the ingredients for a birthday cake.

She takes her time because she loves baking and she wants this to be even better than any of her other cakes.

She closes the door to the kitchen so the kids don't distract her, and tell birthday boy what the cake looks like.

The kids hang around outside the door and complain about when is the cake gonna be ready, when do we eat!!

None of them wanted to waste their playtime with her at the store, but they danm sure want the first piece of cake and right now!


peace

solarcane

be back in awhile.

peace

scUM

Gotta good feeling about tonight's game. I think Daquan Jones will make a huge impact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2YeupqUZ6U

scUM u ready?

Posted by: CanesgirlNC | January 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM

CGNC,
I'm always ready for a FSU-Miami match-up. I think we take this one by 7.

slim32

... ..

scUM

Almost ALL coaches do that.

If you guys don't think Jopa or Bobby or countell others haven't lobbied for another job to see if they could get a raise where they were you're nuts.

It's a game...

Posted by: The Truth | January 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Bobby had the opportunity during the 90s to jum to the NFL for a higher paycheck (higher than anything the university could match) but he stayed at FSU because both he and his wife Ann felt at home in Tallahassee and at FSU.

scUM

It appears that Greg Reid is dropping someone from his list. Do anyone know who?

http://florida.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=902814&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=

Posted by: MidWestCane | January 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Reid dropped the Gates because of Urban Cryers bully tactics.

MidWestCane

Also if some of us claim to be Patient with Randy and the growth of our program then just be that. Two years to turn things around is not a long time. It has taken the ex Bush Adminstration over 7 years to find BIN Laden and we still haven't found him but we claim we've been close to him. All I'm saying is things take time so don't be in a rush for results. Coker took six years to turn us from have to have nots so it will take Shannon another year or so to turn us back to haves! LOL!

Posted by: Mr Troutman | January 21, 2009 at 12:10 PM


Troutman,

I hear yah, and agree. But I come to realize that those who would RUSH to push out a coach with 3 Natl. Chmp. Rings, and a ton of connections, is either biased or a fool. They are the same ones who want a change NOW if a coaches does'nt look good NOW, but they stump and pout when GOOD COACHES realize and get that SPOILD BRAT, PRE MADDONNA, SELFISH, KING LOIWIE type of message that "This is an unstable, unreasonalble, and unjust environment. I'm a very good coach. I don't have to take this abuse. I don't have to stay here. I must do what is good for me and my family."

Yeah, they get the meassage, the pitch we threw, they catch, and we complain, cry, and pout, that they caught it.

Foolish indeed.

Mr Troutman

Solar,

That was a good Analogy on putting things in perspective. We are the "WE WANT THINGS RIGHT NOW GENERATION" Working and waiting for things fall on deaf ears!

bg1906

Midwest,

He dropped the Gators.

MidWestCane

"Reid dropped the Gates because of Urban Cryers bully tactics.

Posted by: scUM | January 21, 2009 at 12:32 PM"


Thanks scUM.

I'm glad the pendulum is now hitting Urban Lier right where it hurts and where it made him - in his recruiting.

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

have been very patient with Randy Shannon and I truly understand what he is doing with the program by bringing integrity and accountability to academics and behavior but his way of running this football team is very questionable and I don't think he is the man for the job.

Look at who he has hired as of late: Tim Walton (he was terrible the team look so disorganized and a disaster). Patrick Nix (Madden cordinator for video games best describes his knowledge. He never made adjustments during the game and never attacked weaknesses.) Also, Bill Young (it was great hire but if we could not keep him how was it worth it.) University Miami is well below the pay grade when it comes to assistants and unless we invest in our staff this is the product we are going to get. The Coach I see in the future is Tommy Tubberville. Coached here and understands the U and has big name value and I don't think he would be the most expensive Coach either. GO CANES!!!

Posted by: Caneslegend | January 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM


>>>>

Dude, you criticize Shannon for giving two guys a shot when he was making a staff on the fly then say Tubbs, a man whose team went 3-8 or whatever after he fired his OC in midseason, after firing other OCs year after year, suddenly knows better than Shannon and should replace him???

Just think about what you're saying.

scUM

Reid made a return visit to Gainesville last week. Urban was being forceful and wanted Reid to recommit right then and there. Two days later the Gates were dropped like a bad habit.

Reid says he is favoring FSU right now, but he still has visits to Tenn and UGA. The Dawgs get the last crack at him. Being the home team they might edge out the Noles. But as of right now it looks like either FSU or UGA.

Hurricanedave

Don't complain, contribute money to the U athletic program!

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

Heraldguy, did Browning turn down an offer from Shannon??

The Truth

LOL

I haven't stated that ANYONE is out or I'm or anything.

Just so you know...

I just thought it funny that someone wrote that those particular guys were not candidates. That's all.

canesteeler

legion

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

Caneslegend, do you really understand what it takes to rebuild a program from the ground up, in two years?? Really?? To be able to say you're disappointed after two years because of two firings and one untimely departure??

What exactly do these facts tell you about Shannon??

It's comical that you say you've been "very patient" with Shannon. LOL. Comical.

Calvin

Here's the way i see what has happened with UM. We have always been a school where the headcoaches leave after a few years because with all the winning comes nfl offers. Our assistants were always the main stays, and cornerstones of the program, this is why when guys like kehoe, soldinger and company were let go, that was bigger than a headcoach leaving, because just like shannon was saying in his analysis before this season about leadership, when he said, "who taught kyle wright or kirby freeman, and than he began to talk about it starts now, that why we have to start now" this was in reference to the elder players passing down to the younger players, etc. etc. So it is with this coaching staff, defensively we're ok with shannon, barrow and hurtt. offensively, only aubrey hill has an idea just because he's from Miami, but at the same time, nobody on the offensive side of the ball right now understands what greatness truly is right now.

Now of course that can be overcome, but we just need a real individual as the oc, nobody calling time-outs in games and fake yelling to the whole team and the rest of the staff looking at each other like WTF is up with this fake crap. Anyway, not only has shannon had to build this team up from a player personel standpoint, but he also has to build the staff up as well, and irregardless of the guys shannon has either hired or elevated on the staff he inherited, the staffs he's had these last 2 years have been better than the previous staffs of todd berry, mosley and co.

As long as shannon is here we'll be alright, all he needs is time. Everybody had to know that bill young was going to leave once the news broke, going home plus ok. st. as of right now are ahead of where we're at, rememebr they almost beat oklahoma this year, just couildn't stop/slow down their offense, it's a good move by young, but the one thing holds true, regardless of who we play, when we have competent coordinators, the only way you'll be able to stay close with us is by matching our mind set, and that's the realest difference in what UM football is all about. Mindset!

The Truth

Cav...no one knows.

SuperCooper

This would be awesome

Miami: We hear head coach Randy Shannon has interest in 2 coaches to replace defensive coordinator Bill Young, who accepted a position at Oklahoma State yesterday. Shannon will likely talk with Notre Dame head defensive coach Jon Tenuta and Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach Reggie Herring. If Shannon can’t get the right guy, don’t be surprised to see the head coach take on the role of defensive coordinator next season.

bg1906

Our friends at Footballscoop.com (LOL) are saying we'll make a run at Tenuta (I doubt that) and Reggie Herring (Dallas Cowboys) for DC.

MidWestCane

bg, SCum, or whoever:

Does anyone know how the UF coaches vist with Andre Debose went?

http://florida.rivals.com/

canesteeler

Hurricane Dave I think those of us who are season ticket holders already make contributions to the program. My understanding is the athletic department laid off 5-8 people with the top person maybe making $50,000 a year, however our coaches are underpaid with all probably making six figures! The U is a small private college and we have to accept the fact we don't have the financial resources of the big dogs! IT IS WHAT IT IS!

shwarma

Mid if you are talking about from this past weekend with Dubose I think he didnt go since and stayed at home with his boys.

shwarma

Doesn't Tenuta play 3-4? If so, no thanks when you combine that with results at ND thus far (though I know the talent isnt strong there)

MidWestCane

"Mid if you are talking about from this past weekend with Dubose I think he didnt go since and stayed at home with his boys.

Posted by: shwarma | January 21, 2009 at 01:07 PM"

"and stayed at home with his boys"

That sound hopeful. The door is open, well at least cracked open, once again for us.

Hurricanedave

Canesteeler
That was my point, it is what it is. It takes money. We have alums with money, but they are not Boone Pickens or Phil Knight and our alumni is much smaller than most schools. I have seen coaches come and go since 1963.

theheraldguy

Heraldguy, did Browning turn down an offer from Shannon??

Posted by: Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer | January 21, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Chi, I don't know. What bothers me is that Browning was available and he took the Grad. Asst. spot with UT. He is a good coach and he deserved to be on our shortlist for the OC. That's all I am saying. After all this wait, we should get someone with a better track record than Browning, since it doesn't look like we went after him at all.

Hocutt and Randy needed to have kept Coach Young here unless they can get some one who can come in and be successful the first year. We are in serious trouble as of right now, because we don't have continuity on both sides of the ball. Randy needs to show a huge turn around this year or he will be in trouble.

CanesgirlNC

Solar, good post! Now why doesn't that intelligent woman who is your wife post here? She would be most welcome!

MidWestCane

Hurricanedave,

You mean to tell me that ALL of NFLU can't match up with most schools. That's hard to believe.

CanesgirlNC

scUM - Canes win tonight I think. I can't give by how much since they are sporadic when it comes to that...LOL 86 will be in the house tripping up your team with Canespace paraphanalia - LOL

theheraldguy

The UM administration tells us that money is not a problem though. After all, ACC shares revenue across the programs so we shouldn't be in a worse shape than some of the other programs.

360Cane

Come on guys, with Reid falling asleep at the UF basketball game was an indicator he was not interested. LOL

raizecane

Caneslegend, do you really understand what it takes to rebuild a program from the ground up, in two years?? Really?? To be able to say you're disappointed after two years because of two firings and one untimely departure??

What exactly do these facts tell you about Shannon??

It's comical that you say you've been "very patient" with Shannon. LOL. Comical.

Posted by: Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer | January 21, 2009 at 12:53 PM


Chinese - I would not consider this as a program that is being built from the ground up? SMU returning after the death penalty, yes....but not a team that was playing for the title only a few years ago.

canechic

One other thing I think everyone forgets about is not alot of people from the south (West Palm Beach and above) and some parts of the West and in between really do not want to live and raise a family in Miami. That is a factor in taking the job, if they have kids and family. I am quite sure if Mrs. Young is from Stillwater, OK, she hated Miami. I love the City but not everyone does. Just a thought.

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