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October 27, 2009



I'll take Jacory was well

Just something about Jacory when he takes his drop and is about to throw, I always have a good feeling. I felt that way about Troy Aikman, watching him with the Cowboys and Joe Montana with the Niners as well

Good interview with Shaun King today on 1040, breaking down the Crocs and Tebow

Did you know that former Bucs & Jets DB Donnie Abraham is the head coach at Gibbs High School now, Shaun King's alma mater?

I went to the Northeast High vs. Gibbs High game last Friday and saw him, kinda surprised me. Jacquez Green used to be an assistant coach there


Shawnbrey has 595 yds rushing 5.0 yds per carry.
be nice to see him get his 1,000


CaniaK aka True Canes

I am depressed, first the Canes than the Phins. I had a bad weekend, I certainly hope that things get better next week


Six-Everything around the Tampa area has Yankee stuff up all over it

The real challenge would be to try and hit either Rays or Bucs stuff without drilling the huge Yankee banners and everything else flying around here

I heard a commercial run today that said get ready on Wednesday to start cheering your Yankees on to bring #27 to Legends Field

And they wonder why the Rays have no fanbase


New GTA Oct29




FANTASY FOOTBALL IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO!! Who likes reality when you can live in constant fantasy..
Go Canes!!


The U would probably be either 2-5 or 3-4 this season without Whipple. 1pt fsu, 1pt OU, Ga. tech would be the swing game for 2-5 or 3-4 with the schedule the U had this yr.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Was it true Daniel Adderley dissed the Canes in his facebook?


a With so many injuries, you would think this is the time for Arthur Brown. Shannon said something we've heard too often regarding Brown: "Still learning."

"Just learning," Shannon said. "Just learning the system. He's not there yet. Sometimes, it takes guys longer to learn."
that from the sentinel which I guess most have read but I copy it because I have a question WHAT system is Arthur supposed to be learning, hopefully not the one I watched against Clemson.
Because I hope Arthur never learns that system. And it did not look like anyone else had learned it either.


Speaking of fantasy football, I am in 3 leagues and 1 for nascar. Let me check my waiver wire and I shall then return. LOL


Sebastian - ya, makes me sick every time I drive down Dale Mabry near Raymond James and I see Legends Field or the Yankee training center just south of Raymond James

Then of course all the punk asses I see wearing Yankee hats around here. I hate that logo

I'm no Phillies fan either, but I'll be rooting for Shane Victorino and for the Yankees to lose

All those horrific fielding errors and throwing errors the Angels did were straight up shameful ... the Phillies won't do that


Everyone taking a nap or is there a game on that I don't know about?


Six, live long Chi White sox fan, meet a girl at the U and married she life long NY yankee fan fron N.J. life is hard.


Word to the wise......if you and your crew are going to commit a crime and your friend gets busted, u better hope he does not have you as a buddy on his MySpace or Facebook pages. Otherwise, you might get a knock on the door sooner than later. :-)


Brillant commit a crine than post it on the internet in your own name, Brillant.


Here's to wanting the team to get healthier this year, at the same time we do need some guys to get redshirted, that would help out the team a whole lot this year and next year. That's the thing about going up againt wake forest, you already know they're in a whole lot better shape from a physical standpoint as a team because of all the redshiring that they do.

You kind of wonder if that's the problem with us this year, because lot of the young guys have been getting hurt this year, although we saw how spence was about to get hurt before it happened.

ANyway, i'm just looking forward to the team playing strong the rest of the year myself. We still got some games where we need to come with it for 4 quarters, injured or not, we're still Miami, and people are coming to try and beat us, especially usf, that should be a fun game.

Cat 5 Cane

...From the Dark side,... Written by a Wake fan.

Wake Forest-Miami Preview
October 28th, 2009 by chicamacomicodude
At first glance, Wake Forest-Miami appears to be a cakewalk for the ‘Canes. Miami has just come off of an overtime loss to Clemson where they were able to hang 37 points on the Tigers. Wake could not score more than 10 points against Navy in their loss this past weekend.

Naturally, you would expect a great team like Miami, fuming because they were just stripped of their national title hopes, to come into Winston-Salem and trample all over a deflated Wake team that has lost its past two games.

Not so fast.

The only two times a team has thrown more than thirty times against Miami, they were very successful in doing so. In the season opener, Christian Ponder of Florida State threw the ball 41 times, connecting on 24 passes for 294 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. The only other instance was last week, when Kyle Parker of Clemson completed 25 of 37 passes for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Kyle Parker had only thrown for 200 yards one other time, in a loss against Georgia Tech, so he wasn’t exactly on a hot streak either, as he could only put up 180 yards in a loss against Maryland, the same team Riley Skinner dropped 360 yards and four touchdowns against.

If that is any indication, then if Skinner airs it out against Miami, and I believe he will, he should have success against the Miami secondary.

However, Wake will not be able to stop the Miami offense, so expect Javarris James and Jacory Harris to walk all over the Wake defense. Miami should control the time of possession with their strong running game, forcing Wake to strike quickly. This can be done, with playmakers like Marshall Williams, Chris Givens, and Brandon Pendergrass that Riley Skinner will be able to work with.

Outscored 51-13 their past two games, Wake has played really flat and sluggish lately. They will need to shrug that off and play Miami with a lot of energy, explosiveness, and mental toughness. Do I expect a win? Absolutely not, but this will be a high scoring game, and if Wake’s offensive line can give Skinner enough time to find Givens and Williams, Wake will be able to hang in there with Miami for the entire game, possibly coming away with the W.


So B's and G's... this is how they see us.... Expect a passing game from Wake, Me Thinks.

Darth Cat

Cat 5 Cane

... ESPN Preview

Miami was riding high with hopes of a possible BCS berth, but now finds itself looking up at most of the teams in the ACC's Coastal Division.

The 18th-ranked Hurricanes look to bounce back from their second conference loss when they visit Wake Forest on Saturday.

Miami (5-2, 2-2) has played a tough schedule that began with four straight ranked opponents and rose to No. 8 in the country due to its 5-1 start. The Hurricanes, though, fell 10 spots in the rankings and into fifth place in the Coastal with a 40-37 overtime loss to unranked Clemson last Saturday.

They held the lead on seven occasions but failed to put away the Tigers. Miami finished with four turnovers and lost for the second time in its last 115 games when scoring at least 37 points.

"It was just bad," coach Randy Shannon said. "Just bad for special teams, offense, defense, just bad football. We probably played our worst game. ... That was the sloppiest game I've seen us play this year."

The Hurricanes already lost an ACC game to then-No. 11 Virginia Tech on Sept. 26. Only North Carolina is below them in the division.

"This one hurt. I think this loss hurt the team more than anything. This was a big-time hurt loss, because of the way we lost and all the things that happened in the game," Shannon said. "So now, they've got to come on back. We've got to get them out of it. We'll see. I think we'll be fine."

Jacory Harris completed 17 of 27 passes for two touchdowns and 256 yards, but was intercepted three times.

"Nowhere else to go but up," Harris said. "Now two ACC losses, that's kind of big."

Miami has won five straight against Wake Forest (4-4, 2-2), going 3-0 since joining the ACC in 2004. The Demon Deacons' last win in the series came in 1944.

While Miami is the team currently in the Top 25, Wake Forest may actually have a better chance of reaching the ACC title game in Tampa on Dec. 5. The Demon Deacons are in third place in the Atlantic Division, trailing Clemson and Boston College by one-half game.

Wake Forest took a break from conference play and lost 13-10 at Navy last Saturday in a game played in a driving rainstorm. Riley Skinner had a second straight poor game, going 13 of 25 for 173 yards and one touchdown.

"It makes it tough for an offense when a lot of your game plan was based around the throw," Skinner said. "But you can't use that as an excuse for why the offense didn't play well. We just didn't respond to adversity as well as they did."

The Demon Deacons have lost consecutive games after Skinner was 11 for 24 for a season-low 82 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-3 defeat at Clemson on Oct. 17.

Skinner, though, is tied for the ACC lead with North Carolina State's Russell Wilson with 16 touchdown passes. He needs 51 yards to join former Wolfpack star Philip Rivers as the only ACC quarterbacks to throw for 2,000 in all four seasons.

The Demon Deacons have won four straight at home since a season-opening 24-21 loss to Baylor on Sept. 5. They have won nine of their last 10 conference home games.

Wake Forest, which features an ACC-high 22 seniors on its roster, needs two more wins to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight year.


Randy Cross who is not my fav. football analyst picks Wake to upset Miami. He thinks the loss to Clemson has (paraphrasing here) destroyed Miami's confidence. I hope some canes fans live near him and T/P his house after the Canes wipe the field with the Deacons. After all Sat. is Haloween


good morning pretty dead around here...


Hopefully we get the game in Orlando:

ct. 27, 2009


Jacory Harris Press Conference Quotes Get Acrobat Reader | Coach Shannon Press Conference Quotes Get Acrobat Reader | Game NotesGet Acrobat Reader

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - No. 18 Miami will play its third conference road game when the Hurricanes head to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take on Wake Forest Saturday afternoon. The game will be televised by ABC - the `Canes fourth appearance on the network this season.

Miami is coming off a heart-breaking overtime thriller to Clemson, 40-37, last weekend at home.

Sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris threw two touchdown passes, including a career-long 69-yarder to Travis Benjamin. He completed 17-of-27 passes for 256 yards and two scores. On the year, Harris has passed for 1,774 yards with 13 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 64.6 completion percentage. Heading into Saturday's game against Wake Forest, he ranks 10th nationally and second in the ACC in passing efficiency (155.5).

Junior kicker Matt Bosher is coming off another good performance for the Hurricanes. He connected on field goals of 49 yards, 51 yards and 22 yards and made all four of his extra-point attempts. He was named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week." On the season, he is 9-of-11 in field goals (81.8 percent) and has made 66 consecutive PAT's.

Miami receivers Leonard Hankerson and Travis Benjamin combined for eight catches for 169 yards against Clemson. Hankerson currently leads the team with 20 receptions for 380 yards and three touchdowns. Benjamin has 362 receiving yards on 18 receptions.

Junior defensive lineman Allen Bailey is coming off a big game against Clemson. Bailey recorded four total tackles, which included three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. He has 17 total tackles on the season with 6.5 tackles for loss. Colin McCarthy leads the team with 49 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss while fellow linebacker Darryl Sharpton now has 46 tackles after a 10-tackle performance against Clemson.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009
Location: B B&T Field (Field Turf), (31,500) in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. (ET)

TELEVISION - ABC (Mirror Broadcast on ESPN2)
Bob Wischusen (play-by-play)
Brian Griese (color)
Tape Delay Telecast - CSS
Mon., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.; Thurs. Oct. 29 at Noon

560 WQAM
Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
Don Bailey Jr. (color analyst)
Fans can also listen online at www.wqam.com
1450 ESPN Deportes En Español
Joe Pujala (play-by-play)
Joe Martinez (color analyst)

Satellite: 212 (Sirius); 191 (XM)
Alan York (play-by-play)
Sonny Randle (color analyst)


Randy Shannon interview with Jim Young from ACC Sports:









Cat 5 Cane

Chic... The delay telecast info doesn't make sense... unless it's a replay of the Clemson game.

and if so... here's your chance to relive this incredible loss to a team that was playing the best game of their life... Even Yoda was shaking his head in disbelief on this one!

TELEVISION - ABC (Mirror Broadcast on ESPN2)
Bob Wischusen (play-by-play)
Brian Griese (color)
Tape Delay Telecast - CSS
Mon., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.; Thurs. Oct. 29 at Noon

Cat 5 Cane

This INT thing is starting to piss me off...

Jacory Leads ACC In Interceptions
Canes Quarterback Trying To Cut Down Picks

POSTED: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CORAL GABLES -- Like a blindside blitz, Miami quarterback Jacory Harris never saw this coming: He's the Atlantic Coast Conference leader in interceptions.

Through seven games, Harris has been picked off 10 times -- three in last weekend's 40-37 overtime loss to Clemson, a defeat that sent Miami falling 10 spots to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 poll.

Only seven quarterbacks at the Football Bowl Subdivision level have been intercepted more this year than the Miami sophomore, who insists his confidence remains high as ever.

Miami (5-2, 2-2) visits Wake Forest (4-4, 2-2) on Saturday in a game you can watch on WPLG-TV Local 10

It would be interesting to see just how many INT's were tipped or forced/rushed. Last week one was tipped, one was thrown in the end zone in a last chance effort and one was thrown in Jacory's error.

Cat 5 Cane

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A UM official confirmed that offensive coordinator Mark Whipple indeed was upset late in the first half Saturday because coach Randy Shannon called UM's last timeout with 20 seconds left. Whipple had a play designed to gain 10 to 15 yards, and planned to call a timeout after that.

Maybe Whip wasn't "mad at himself". Methinks Whip ain't long for Miami if this is true.


Coaches go at it on the sidelines all the time.

This was hardly a blowout and waaaaay overhyped.

Not an issue IMO.

GO CANEZ!!!!!!


Is it hard for you to show emotions?

No. You know during game time, you gotta stay focused on what you’re trying to get done. Inside, the players know that I show emotion, but I go up to them and I say different things during the course of a game to show that I’m proud of them, things like that.

How about publicly?

I don’t worry about the public, dude.

Too funny!


Not an issue IMO. GO CANEZ!!!!!!

Posted by: Canez1 | October 28, 2009 at 08:54 AM

Totally agree.


Me third


Time for the Canes to go on a 4-0 conf run.

LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm not saying the blowup on the sideline is an issue...as i said on the previous blog, I like seeing an assistant who is assionate about what he wants to do.

What I am saying is Randy went to the press conference and said, basically, "It had nothing to do with me, Whip had the wrong people on the field and he was mad at himself...his mistake cost us the timeout"

Put yourself in Whipple's shoes...your boss screws up and then blames it on you.


From the UM web site:

Head coach Frank Haith, James Dews and Malcolm Grant represented the University of Miami men's basketball team at Sunday's ACC Operation Basketball in Greensboro, N.C.

Head coaches and select players from throughout the Atlantic Coast Conference met with members of print, television and radio media to kick off the 2009-10 basketball season.

Media in attendance predicted the member teams' order of finish and selected a preseason all-conference team and player and rookie of the year. For the first time in the 41-year history of the preseason voting, the predicted order of finish resulted in a tie between Duke and North Carolina for first place, followed by Clemson (3), Georgia Tech (4), Maryland (5), Wake Forest (6), Florida State (7), Virginia Tech (8), Boston College (9), Miami (10), Virginia (11) and NC State (12).

Miami was picked to finish 12th in 2007-08, when the Hurricanes put together one of the winningest seasons in school history and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


I am sure they both agreed on a way to handle the media.

These dudes spend most of their lives together during the season and to think that this discussion has not taken place is pretty naive.

Not an issue....



A UM official confirmed that offensive coordinator Mark Whipple indeed was upset late in the first half Saturday because coach Randy Shannon called UM's last timeout with 20 seconds left. Whipple had a play designed to gain 10 to 15 yards, and planned to call a timeout after that.

Maybe Whip wasn't "mad at himself". Methinks Whip ain't long for Miami if this is true.

Posted by: Texascane | October 28, 2009 at 08:38 AM
If Whipple wants to leave because he isnt getting "his way" then let him go. The Canes was great before he came, and the Canes will be great after he leaves.

If he was the genius some of you make him out to be, then why isnt he still in the NFL? Why did the Steelers and Eagles let him go?

I will repeat what i said on an earlier post, Whipple needs the Canes more than the Canes need Whipple.





Wake Forest enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 4-4 and a conference record of 2-2. The Demon Deacons have lost two straight coming into this weekend, losing road contests at Clemson and at Navy. All of Wake's wins this year have come at home (Stanford, Elon, NC State and Maryland) while its lone home loss was against Baylor in the team's season-opener.

The Demon Deacon offense is led by veteran quarterback Riley Skinner. Skinner is one of the ACC's top passers, entering the game with a league-high 16 touchdown passes in addition to ranking fourth in the ACC in passing average (243.6), passing efficiency (148.3) and total offense (243.5). Josh Adams in the focal point of Wake's running attack, with the junior tallying team-highs for carries (84), rushing yards (380) and rushing touchdowns (2). Marshall Williams is the ACC's fourth-leading receiver, having caught 36 balls for 514 yards and five touchdowns thus far. He is joined in the receiving corp by more talented receivers in Devon Brown (403 yards) and Chris Givens (372).

Defensively for Wake Forest, linebacker Dominique Midgett and strong safety Cyhl Quarles have 48 and 45 tackles respectively. Defensive end Tristan Dorty leads the Demon Deacons in sacks (3) and is tied with defensive tackles Tripp Russell for a team-high six tackles for a loss. Wake Forest has picked off five passes this year and forced six fumbles.

Kicker Jimmy Newman is 6-for-9 in field goals attempts this year while punter Shane Popham averages 37.3 yards per punt. In the return games, Devon Brown averages 7.2 yards per punt return while Chris Givens (21.2) and Lovell Jackson (25.7) handle the kick return duties.

Da U N Houston

Is it me or have we seem to be playing a little more reserved lately? Honestly, I don't think its Whipple. You can see that this team is just at the brink of breaking out, but there is a hold back. I know RS isn't one to run up scores or anything like that, but he needs to let them loose. Both on offense and defense. Let Whipple fire on all cylinders, let's blitz.....I know we like to pressure with four, but we have the speed to get to the qb with one extra.

Just some thoughts.

And 86, I have a personal Vegas story about that @ss hole Antoine Walker, not a fan!





Common Sense on Why Bosher can't kick deep.

A valid explanation from a man that kicks 60 yd field goals like they are extra points.

There are hundreds of Mexican men up here that play in what is a semi pro soccer league.
They each put up a 150 dollars before the game and the winning team takes the pot they play two games Staurdys and one Sunday.
They travel all over Georgia and Alabama

The man I told you about helps me sometimes.

He says the reason Bosher can kick fifty yd field goals but cant kick deep is because he is running up too far to kick off.

He says if he moves up two steps then runs up his kicks will go much deeper.
He explains its not the momentum from the run up its the timing on the swing of the leg.

Amazing our special teams coach never figured this out.



This year the Canes need Whipple more than he needs them. Next year with experience at the skill positions, who knows.

It would be nice to have him back next year, IMO.

(Haven't been able to see the whole game so pardon the potential stupid question) When we called the time out weren't we about the spike/clock the ball? If that is true why did we need the right personell on the field? If we were trying to run a play and didn't have the right guys on the field then that makes sense.

Maybe Randy learned to be more active after the emerald bowl last year. He's watching the time tick this last saturday and says to himself not this time. Only to find out that he should relax, Whipples got this.


Posted by: solarcane | October 28, 2009 at 09:43 AM

We don't know if he's right though solar. He'd have to do what this guy says and then we'd have proof.

Also the timing on the swing of the leg could be unaffected by how many steps you take getting into that kick. 1 step or 100 it doesn't matter except how it impacts your momentum into the kick, according to this guy.

Don't get me wrong, anybody know Boshers/Pannuzios address forward this along.





Go Canes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


that is a good scenario, and makes a lot of sense.

Randy will probably blame the other coaches or the players for everything that goes wrong here game day. We need to just get used to it.
I'm not putting Randy down, I'm stating what I see.

In his interview on why we lost its all busted plays busted coverages.

If you think about these cliches:

They are a well coached team they seldom make mistakes.

They are a well coached team, they seldom beat themselves.

It would lead you to believe a lot of busts is poor coaching.

Thinking Whipple needs Miami more than Miami needs Whipple right now isn't my opinion.

Whipple isn't going anywhere,but if he quit his phone would light up all night from schools trying to hire him.



"If Whipple wants to leave because he isnt getting "his way" then let him go. The Canes was great before he came, and the Canes will be great after he leaves.

If he was the genius some of you make him out to be, then why isnt he still in the NFL? Why did the Steelers and Eagles let him go?

I will repeat what i said on an earlier post, Whipple needs the Canes more than the Canes need Whipple.


That may be the most unbelievable statement I have ever read on here. Wrong on so many levels...


Solar...U don't like my new avatar?



I think what he was saying was the long run up isn't what generates distance.
He seems to feel the energy and concentration used just to get to the ball, isn't helping Bosher but hindering him, because Bosher has proved he can kick 65 yds in the air off the ground with no tee using three steps.


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