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October 26, 2009

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JSQ

JSQ it is like in Fever Pitch you must not rehash the bad memories...only the good ones, like the Rose Bowl!

Posted by: canechic | October 26, 2009 at 07:52 PM

I hear that. My Rose Bowl DVD is starting to skip from overplay. I guess I am watching because I keep going back to stage 1 of grieving: denial.

JSQ

I'm with you, Bahama. My new second favorite team is whomever is playing GT and VT. Kinda like last year when I became a huge Terps fan for 4 hours when they were playing GT in November.


Posted by: JSQ | October 26, 2009 at 07:52 PM

I meant UNC. Thought of GT because that was who we played the next week after the UNC loss put us in the driver's seat in the ACC. We all know how that one went . . .

JSQ

If they can go 3-1 against top ranked teams at the time, i believe they can go 4-0 in conference.

LETS DO THIS!!!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!!

Posted by: BahamaCane | October 26, 2009 at 07:49 PM

I'm with you, Bahama. My new second favorite team is whomever is playing GT and VT. Kinda like last year when I became a huge Terps fan for 4 hours when they were playing GT in November.

canechic

JSQ it is like in Fever Pitch you must not rehash the bad memories...only the good ones, like the Rose Bowl!

canesteeler

....

JSQ

NO! NO! Don't kick it to Spiller! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

BahamaCane

the Canes still has an outside shot of playing for the ACC champioship.

If the Canes win out and GT and VT gets one more loss, we will be right back in this.

I know some of you dont think GT and VT will loose again, but why not hope? Why not believe?

GT has 2 conf games left (WF and Duke) and VT has 3 (NC, Maryland and Virgina). Those teams are looking to do to GT and VT what Clemson did to Miami.

The Canes next 4 games are all in conf (WF, Virgina, Duke and NC) and has to go 4-0 to keeps its slime hopes alive for the ACC championship.

If they can go 3-1 against top ranked teams at the time, i believe they can go 4-0 in conference.

LETS DO THIS!!!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!!

JSQ

Touchdown Berry!

86Cane

On an related note, Sebastian is hiding the knives in the house and getting the tequila ready.

Posted by: JSQ | October 26, 2009 at 07:17 PM

SMART DOG. I gotta meet this dog...LOL

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, the fact that Clemson's coaches were fully aware of our lack of depth shows just how much we're still feeling the effects of Medioker. It's disgusting to say it but it's true. The fact that CLEMSON has more able bodied, capable OL-DL says everything.

The key to the rest of the season is both offense and defense playing lights out from the beginning, so we can get a lead and coast.

#11 and the young OL MUST step up. It's that simple.

canechic

JSQ walk away from the TV put down the remote....serenity now serenity now.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

OGV, you got that right about the fair weather Florida fans. If we're not top-5 and the opponent isn't top ten, forget it. lol

People don't know who a 3-3 Clemson team is.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Real Deal, how about #1, #35, #57, #47, #85, #4, #28, #54, #35, #56, #26, #7...off the top of my head. Or have you only seen the Clemson game this year?

Let's take a closer look.

The entire WR corps are Shannonites, as are 3/4 of the DL, with about four of them injured.

LBs are 2/3 Cokerites, and DBs are a mix, with the most talented being the true SO and two FR, one RS and one true.

OL is entirely Cokerite except for Gunn, who came in despite Coker's departure.

So if you're talking about real talent it's almost entirely FR, SO, which explains why OL and LB are the two weakest links on the team, closely followed by DBs.

The rest have been whipped into shape by Shannon and of late Whipple, most of the juniors.

So I'm not sure what your point is. Clemson's coaches planned to exploit our lack of depth and to some degree it worked. Shannon can't make OL and LBs out of thin air, especially not OL. Sharpton, Fox, Pipho, Frank, Trump and Figs are all Cokerites.

The only Cokerite who I'd say is full scale baller is C-Mac.

You make the most of what you have, and given these guys performances 3 years ago, I'd say Team Shannon has dam near worked miracles. lol

The talent, the playmakers, the gamebreakers are all FR and SO, except for Hankerson. But he needed to be "motivated" before he really dug deep.

So again, what exactly is your point?

pb(CSROH10)

Everyone keeps talking about all this talent RS has brought in. But besides 12, 31, 47, 3, and 2 where is all the talent?

Posted by: real deal | October 26, 2009 at 07:22 PM


I've seen dumb things written here before and kind of chuckled.

But I feel the most idiotic thing ever written here should be acknowledged.

So everyone please take a look then continue on with your blogging.

Thank you.

Sebastian

#26, #1, #4, #97(currently injured), #7, #35, #54 all have shown to be impact players

Im sure I missed some others

dlu

86 nice blog from the heart, with pics.

Daytoncane: thing is its the lack of having a game plan to attack the weakness of the opposing offense that is getting old.
Fsu the D gave so much room to Ponder he was giggling.
One game the U adjusted ga tech. 10 days + part of fall and spring practice for that adjustment
OKLa has a weak o-line so the van. approach worked ok.
I had some hope after cfu, some dif. defensive calls but that all vanished against clemson, and we all know how the d played at va tech.

I have little hope that the defense will do much dif the rest of the yr. HOpe the offense wins.

I do not think it is the talent as much as the defensive schemes.

JSQ

Bosher scores! GO 'CANES!

Perhaps I should stop watching now . . .

orange 'n green in the vein

real deal, you're either a troll or else you have no point since you're already proclaiming recruiting classes who 2/3rds of which aren't upperclassmen yet busts or booms. It takes at least 3 years to even begin to get a sense of what you really got out of a recruiting class. So go look at the first class brought in under The Randy, which was under duress due to the coaching change to begin with and count the players from that. But really, you know you're going to please yourself to #15's proclamation that the earth is 8,000 years old while reciting his lockeroom speach after Ole' Miss last year, so go ahead and come on out of that particular closet right now and save us all the time and trouble.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Soup, you have a typo in the second sentence....."losing" comes twice.

U and Jimmy make great points but I think the answer is a sort of staring Us in the face. Both of our Coordinators are still a little unsure of what to do when. They seem to outthink or hesitate too much in some ways.

Soup's point about Shields is perfect. I'd blitz him all game long and let Chavez or McGee pick up his man, or C-Mac as you said. I'd keep BH in coverage.

Our biggest plays on defense this year have come with blitzes. But I think Lovett's a bit of a worrier, (recall his speed after the OU game about how much he worried about us being in the right coverage), at this stage because he sees how many things can go wrong with this D, so he hedges his bets.

But I'd rather have Shields blitzing from all angles than running around in coverage. Send him on 1st down or something. He's a missile in a straight line.

But as Jimmy said, 4 TOs and two crucial unfinished drives will sink almost any defense, just as the 2002 D.

real deal

Everyone keeps talking about all this talent RS has brought in. But besides 12, 31, 47, 3, and 2 where is all the talent?

So out of three so called great recruiting classes we have abut 5 or 6 guys who can make a difference.

Say what you want about the recruiting services and all the stars crap but the teams at the top of the BCS are the same teams who the last 5 years have been at the top of the recruting charts every signing day.

It seems like the 5 stars we do get are all duds (AB #11).. or our coaches just can't develop talent. i seem to think it's both.

And Rs has been here for how many years now? he was the DC and longest standing assistant while Coker was heer. Do you not think Rs had a lot to do with recruiting and who was signed? I do, maybe he is the real cancer and needs to be cut out.

You guys all come on here and say how much of a real fan you are bit it's cool we lost to 3-3 team because we;re still young, injured or whatever crap you want to say.

You are like our coach no killer instinct and just floating along and another 7-5 or oooh maybe a 9-3 season is fine.

We should not have lost to Clemson and i won't be srprised one bit if we lose to NC and Butch. This has been our MO under Shannon and Choker.

This is getting ridiculous, how long does it take to turn around a program and we have been young for how many years now> I'm sorry don't most players only get 4 years in college how many do we need before the young excuse gets played out.

Our HC is the king of excuses and never manning up and taking the blame for a loss. we got three seniors on our O-line and except Fox all of them suck. been here five years and still can't play and weak and out of shape. No depth, the dudes behind them all suck if they can't beat these guys out.

Do we really have competition or is Rs just playing the most experienced rather then the typical quote " the best guys are going to play" Yeah right!

orange 'n green in the vein

Clemson was flying under the radar after the bomb they laid last year, they excell when the pressure is off. But to bottom line it:

The big story Saturday was your Miami Hurricanes losing an OT thriller behind a career day from CJ Spiller, and it was national news. When was the last time a close Miami loss "meant" anything nationally? 2003? Like Calvin pointed out, if The Randy were to leave today, there is absolutely NO ONE who could credibly say the program isn't in a better place due to his stewardship of it. That's the mark of a good coach, and if he continues to progress as a head coach, possibly a great one as well.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

The Clemson OC said four days before the game he intended to rotate his offensive linemen against our D line.
He was confident we would wear down because of our lack of depth there.

With more and more guys getting nicked and banged up we could see more fatigue being an issue the rest of the way.
jmo

peace

Posted by: solarcane | October 26, 2009 at 03:52 PM

>>>>>

Very true but I don't think anyone has the talent to match the depth of Clemson. BUT if our offense had finished one of those drives with a TD or simply running off the clock, the D's fatigue wouldn't be an issue, kind of like the 2002 Fiesta.

orange 'n green in the vein

I also thought the 40,000+ in Miami Gardens would have made more of a differnce in the reverb chamber that was the Orange Bowl than they did on Saturday, but the turnout and the lack of homefield advantage wasn't surprising to me. If we had beaten VT we might have topped 60,000-70,000 since we would have been top 5, but unless the number next to the U on the chyron is a single digit, 50,000 is about the max you're going to pull unless it's F$U, UF, or Notre Dame for a UM football game. Sad but true. 50,000 in the teal box isn't much of an advantage, but OU was loud, and wasn't capacity so I could be wrong about it.

JSQ

Stumbled on a replay of the game by accident. For some reason I can't turn the channel.

On an related note, Sebastian is hiding the knives in the house and getting the tequila ready.

j.w.

Greetings from Disneyland, folks! My youngest is napping so I got chance to read and post here, finally. 86- I represented Canespace all day Saturday, not many canes fans here, and I wish it brought the tmea more luck, but what can U do? I tivo'ed the game, got text updates all day through the park, and planned to watch it at night on ESPN 360 but couldn't do it, wouldn't have been fair to the kids to get worked up over this one. I'll watch it when I get home. Without seeing it, when I saw Clemple's scores on my phone I knew we had to have suffered a big injury for their O to move on us, please Spence be ok. As for fan disappointment with the game- that's the price for setting the bar high. Consider it a compliment to Shannon that an overtime loss gets people worked up. Everything will calm down when we win out, especially after we beat the living hell out of the Tar Schmeils.
86- I appreciate the shirt offer and can't have enough canespace gear, but since Solar was nice enough to let me have one when he won one of your contests, allow me to return the favor (and save you a couple of bucks in postage) :)- give the one you planned to mail to me to a well-deserving fan that you see at one of the upcoming games.
Anyway, I'm back to the park, hope to check in sometime tomorrow.

orange 'n green in the vein

"Now, when we fought, you had that eye of the tiger, man; the edge! And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean?

See that look in their eyes, Rock? You gotta get that look back, Rock. Eye of the tiger, man.


Posted by: Gin & Tonic | October 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM"

LMFAO!

(Cue Rick Rude voice): PRODUCTION MONKEY IN THE BACK! Hit, the music.

(Yeah, that was Hogan's in the 80's but still, this about sums it up for the Hurricane's right now)

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

IMO we are having an incredibly exciting, productive, hope building season.

I kind of wish we could all see it that way.

We are winning with kids who are turning into men right before our eyes. We still have 2 1/2 more seasons of watching greatness unfold.

Win or lose Saturday, it was an amazing game and light years away from getting smashed by a combined 100 points our last three games three seasons ago.

We will continue to build depth as our core of amazing young talent matures, and be playing for a National Championship next season or the one after that.

Let's enjoy.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 26, 2009 at 01:46 P

>>>>>>

Great post but PB you know how these fools are. We win, we didn't win by enough. We lose, Shannon's clueless and the players arent' any good.

We made a ton of mistakes Sat. and still could've closed out the game against a talented Clemson squad.

Would I like to have seen Whipple let Jacory close out the game instead of the OL-RBs? HELL YES.

Lovett's hands were more tied than it seems.

But the thing that every forgets is that the coaches are looking at this more closely than we are.

To me, this game highlighted our strengths, talent and offensive playcalling, and our weaknesses, depth and experience on both sides of the ball.

This is just YEAR 3 people. This team will not be 85 deep until 2011. That means there are still holes, in experience and talent. I hate to say it as much as anyone but it's true.

But it's coming. That much is for sure.

Now hopefully Shannon and Whipple will talk, which I'm sure they have, air it out and move on. They're both perfectionists and aggressive so they'll forget it like men. It's not the first time a HC and OC have disagreed about how to finish a game.

mr troutman

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ab420 wrote on 10/26/2009 04:03:42 PM:
The buck stops with the head coach. They burned through timeouts like a chain smoker blows through cigs. No matter who called the TO the blame goes on the head coach. The team did not execute the blame goes on the head coach. Randy shannon leaves too many games on the table. After have one of the toughest schedules in the nation and coming into the game at 5-1, the canes should have ran the table from there. He loses too many games he should win. He will NEVER be the guy to get us to the NC. Period. He is a great guy and DC but not a head coach. We have too many athletes to lose to teams we should beat. Who else is going to beat us UVA? UNC? Wake? USF? Fire Shannon at seasons end and promote Whip or bring in Tuberville!

sOME PEOPLE AND FANS CABN CRITICIZE BUT TO CALL FOR SOMEONES HEAD BECAUSE YOU PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE HIM IS YOUR BUSINESS. ALSO LOOK WHO HE NAMES TO REPLACE HIM...WHAT A JOKE SOME OF YOU ARE......I HOPE THE SAME PEOPLE POST WHEN HE GETS US BACK TO WHERE WE BELONG.. HOW CAN U HATE ON A MAN WHO BROUGHT IN ALL THIS TALENT.. TO ALL WHO ARE NEGATIVE ABOUT HIM GO ROOT FOR ANOTHER TEAM.....BETTER YET KEEP BITCHING AND MOANING LIKE U USALLY DO..COMPARE HIM TO COKER IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY.. LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY TEAMS BETTER GET US THIS YEAR BECAUSE NEXT YEAR ...."THAT'S YOUR A$$ MR POSTMAN".

pb(CSROH10)

if Landshark isn't going to fill and look as empty as it did the other day, why don't they close the upper decks and consolidate the crowd? that looked bad on TV for team 5-1. hate to rhink what the next crowd will be.

Posted by: USAFCane | October 26, 2009 at 06:16 PM


If you do that, what message are you sending to season ticket holders like me who spent $2,600 for four seats?

canezilla

just saw kimbo at american top team getting ready for his fight.he got a black bmw with a miami hurricane tag.go get em kimbo

86Cane

Jimmy...if I'm the coach, I'm BLITZING. The corner blitz is my favorite defensive call and is basically unblockable if there is no RB in to block or if it comes from the opposite side from where the RB is lined up and if it comes from the QB's blindside even better.

Here U go bucko: U have Sam Shields out there at CB who struggles in coverage but who also runs a 4.2 and U don't bring him off the corner?

How many yards is it to the QB? 15-20? That's 2 seconds to throw the ball GUARANTEED. I want that everytime.

What does the OC call and the QB check to at the LOS on the CB blitz? The quick slant of course. So, U have C-Mac play the quick slant and either SMACK the WR or get the INT.

If U go back just ONE week to the UCF game, what was the play that won the game? Go ahead I'll wait...

I'm just sayin'.

86Cane

MORE FROM THE UM WEB SITE:

Junior punter/placekicker Matt Bosher has been named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week after his performance against Clemson.

Bosher, who was named ACC Specialist of the Week last week, had another solid performance as he kicked three field goals and converted four-point after touchdown attempts in Miami's game with Clemson. He connected on field goals from 49 yards, 51 yards and 22 yards and extended his consecutive PAT streak to 66 straight. He also punted three times, averaging 46.3 yards per punt with a long of 55 yards and did not allow a return.

For the season, Bosher is 9-of-11 (81.8 percent) in field goal attempts with a season-long 51-yarder. He leads Miami with 53 points.

jimmy

I love Mandingo and think all the free information that he gives us is awesome. However, I think he's being too short-sighted to say "Whipple needs to throw more" or "Lovett needed to blitz more." This isn't a damn video game. It's not that easy. There are so many more variables that go into it. Maybe their defense was taking away deep routs or Jacory wasn't making proper reads (he is a soph).

As far as Lovett goes, it's not easy to just say "we're not getting pressure lets blitz every down." Do we have the personnel to blitz? Sean Spence is our best blitzing LB and he was hurt. The next LB I would blitz is C-Mac, but then you don't have him in coverage while Sharpton (his pass defense deficiencies are will documented) is.

I'm not saying there isn't room for improvement, but there is a lot more that goes into it.


Posted by: TLuv | October 26, 2009 at 02:53 PM


This is one of the realist posts I have read in a long time. You cant just blitz just because you arent getting pressure with your front 4. I know all of you watch games every week and have been doing so for a long time. think about it. How many games every you ever watched where teams completely change their defensive philosophy mid game? WHY WOULDNT EVERY DC IN COLLEGE AND PRO JUST BLITZ. ITS SO FACKING EASY. NOT GETTING PRESSURE JUST START BLITZING. We have never been a blitzing team. You cant just go in at the half and say now we are going to come out blitzing. It sounds good in theory but as Tluv pointed out, you have to have the personnel to pull it off.

We only allowed 20pts on D during regulation. Spiller was shut down in the run game. He caught 1 long pass. Why would you start blitzing like crazy with those numbers? If the O completes some drives, doesnt Turn IT OVER 4 TIMES and the ST's make a tackle, the pass rush wouldnt even be an issue.

86Cane

From www.hurricanesports.com:

Sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris has been named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O'Brien) announced Monday.

Narrowed down from all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks, the list highlights 15 individuals who will vie for the oldest and most prestigious award honoring the nation's best college quarterback. The 2009 O'Brien Semifinalists represent schools from the following conferences: ACC (1), Big East (2), Big Ten (2), Big 12 (3), Conference USA (1), Independent (1), Mid-American (1), Pac-10 (2), SEC (1) and the WAC (1).

Through seven games, Harris has completed 64.6 percent of his passes while completing 122-of-189 passes for 1,774 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has a 155.51 passing efficiency which ranks 10th nationally.

2009 O'Brien Semifinalists
Matt Barkley, FR, USC, Pac-10
Daryll Clark, SR, Penn State, Big Ten
Jimmy Clausen, JR, Notre Dame, Independent
Jacory Harris, SO, Miami, ACC
Case Keenum, JR, Houston, Conference USA
Dan LeFevour, SR, Central Michigan, Mid-American
Jake Locker, JR, Washington, Pac-10
Colt McCoy, SR, Texas, Big 12
Kellen Moore, SO, Boise State, WAC
Tony Pike, SR, Cincinnati, Big East
Todd Reesing, SR, Kansas, Big 12
Zac Robinson, SR, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Ricky Stanzi, JR, Iowa, Big Ten
Bill Stull, SR, Pittsburgh, Big East
Tim Tebow, SR, Florida, SEC

Sebastian

This loss sux!!!!!!

I just hope Clemson doesnt beat us 3 more times this season

Its tough for us as fans to let go, it has to be even harder for those kids that gave it their all out on that field

Now is when coaching and leadership is most needed

Coach Shannon please dont let that Clemson game beat us more times

Show us this team is different and has grown

Lets finish strong this year

Come on Coach Shannon I know U got this

KLCaneFan

Unfortunately I had to go out of town for the weekend and couldn't attend the Clemson game. When I caught a portion of the game on tv I was appalled at how empty our stadium looked!!! The Hawkeye fan sitting next to me at the bar could not believe that a 5-1 team would have such a poor turn-out. I can't disagree with him! Our young team has worked hard this year and deserves better than that! :(

shwarma

Can't wait for Saturday, as the best west the heel old wounds is with fresh wins

86Cane

if Landshark isn't going to fill and look as empty as it did the other day, why don't they close the upper decks and consolidate the crowd? that looked bad on TV for team 5-1. hate to rhink what the next crowd will be.

Posted by: USAFCane | October 26, 2009 at 06:16 PM

I told the UM ticket office this.

86Cane

Finally met 86 and JSQ, was hoping to meet you guys! Hopefully at UVA!

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 26, 2009 at 05:59 PM

pb...we tailgated with CC and Angry.

To find Canespace U have to:

1. Stay at The Hampton Inn or meet us in the lobby. We leave four hours before game time.

2. Go to WEST 22 in the parking lot at The Shark for the tailgate from when the gates open until 30 minutes before game time.

3. Go to the SMIRNOFF bar right outside of section 107 at HALFTIME. That is the designated Canespace meeting site inside the stadium.

canechic

BG in the house you look marvelous!

PB I know I wish we meet too. We will be at UVA and with as few people as we know will be there, we should be able to find each other :)

bg1906

Testing new avatar pic

USAFCane

how can anyone be calling out RS. We're 5-2 and guess what we're not elite so a loss to a talented team was always on the cards. Could RS be better? yes, but he's growing like the team. I just don't get such negativity from some on here. I never will. I've never felt this team was the U of old but I do feel they have great chance to do it, just not this year. 10-2 would be great.

if Landshark isn't going to fill and look as empty as it did the other day, why don't they close the upper decks and consolidate the crowd? that looked bad on TV for team 5-1. hate to rhink what the next crowd will be.

Canez1

MaryLou your secret is out!!!

I will join you so you don't feel bad.

My name is Paul Michael Menga and I am a Canespaceaholic.

That feels much better!!

I'm not goin to the UNC game. We suck!!

;)

GO CANEZ!!!!!

MaryLouAlumni

Don't know why my posting put my full name, instead of MaryLouAlumni???

pb(CSROH10)


Finally met 86 and JSQ, was hoping to meet you guys!

Hopefully at UVA!

Mary Louise Daner

86---great article on how the U fans seem to be fairweathered fans and they only show up for games like FSU etc. Funny how that was the way it was when I was there back in 66-70. Embarassing how how these other schools with not very good records pack the place week after week.
And your analysis on what happened during the game was right on too.
Also, no need to send me a shirt either. Save it for someone else down the road. I think I have an XXL or an XL that I will mail back to you to use. I have a medium and don't need the bigger sizes, except for the Ohio State game next year for Richard. I also forgot about him!!!!

canechic

yes we were there just haven't sent any pictures to 86. Little canechic was very sick after the game and Angry and I had to stay up with here all Sat. night, drive home on Sunday and I came home to finish typing my homework and after 5 pages of Legal Ethics questions, my computer crashed. So I have had a couple of trying days. All while I suffer from another sinus infection. U know Angry would not miss the game...we are diehards!

pb(CSROH10)


CC you all didnt go to the game?

canechic

lady cane in PA- keep posting!

86Cane

Hope to meet some canespacers at the UNC game. We will probably stay up in the Miami section.

Posted by: lady cane in PA | October 26, 2009 at 05:09 PM

Welcome back to The Space LadyCane. Post here, post often!

We have several Canespacers going to UNC. Solar do U have the list?

canechic

He has singlehandedly cost us two games this season with those backboard hands.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 26, 2009 at 02:07 PM

Damn Luckeye....he is terrible and makes me mad!

Great article 86!

Still can't believe the canes lost but the Dolphins stopped running and kept passing in the 2nd half. Canes should have passed and Dolphins should have run.....my goodness how much more can Miami Fan take....

tortugacane

Test

lady cane in PA

Where can I get the orange and green foam "U" that you wear on your hands?

tortugacane

Go Canes - Beat Wake Forest!

UMike

Homie Da Clown haha

UMike

86..thanks for the info..and yes I got the package..I thanked you twice on here but it probably got lost lol..i appreciate it a lot...I've been thinking of creating a site that sells christian related shirts..like a shirt that say "Got Faith?" etc..of course the money would go to the church..so im going to have to call them

solarcane

lady cane in PA
see you at UNC

peace

lady cane in PA

I haven't posted in a long time, but I'm an avid canespace reader. . .Saturday's loss hurt bad. I couldn't watch anymore college football the rest of the night.
But my daughter and I (both U Miami alums) are planning the trek from central PA to the UNC game and hope to be able to meet up with some Canes fans. We are entirely sick of hearing about Penn State-blah blah blah. Have to hear about them every day and we are sick of it.
Hope to meet some canespacers at the UNC game. We have tickets in the Miami section and also in the first row somewhere on the visitor side but that view doesn't look so good. We will probably stay up in the Miami section.

solarcane

Solar Vs 86Cane first post standing

Solar amount of confirmed first posts 237
Solar amount of rewarded Tee Shirts 1
86 request solar not try to be 1st 57
86 delete solar 1 posts "by accident" 150

peace

86Cane

UMike...The shirts cost $6 for the Canespace and $8 for the ST#26 shirts. XXL cost $1.50 more each for both.

U can get shirts cheaper if U use a white shirt or lesser quality shirt and only do a 1-2 color print. The Canespace shirt is four colors and the ST#26 is a photo print that is a special process and eight colors.

The company I use is in Jacksonville:

First Coast T Shirts
904-737-1985

Ask for Lydia or Mike and tell them Canespace sent U!
Did U get the package I sent U???

UMike

86..I appreciate the offer, but please dont worry about sending me the shirt..I have one already so does my son and you have already done plenty enough for me and sent me plenty.

I would like to ask however, and you can email me the asnwer if you like...how much do the shirts costs..i'm thinking of starting a side business to help out my church

Canez1

Vince Spence was supposed to have help over the top.

Blown assignments.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

JSQ

http://www.allcanes.com/blog/2009/10/game-seven-clemson-40-miami-37-ot.html

New All Canes.

86Cane

Soup there is a really nice woman with the nick "mimicane" that reads the space every day. She also made a VERY nice donatition if you look back through the paperwork I sent you.

mimi if your reading it's time to shine lol

Posted by: solarcane | October 26, 2009 at 03:41 PM

Solar...that is EXACTLY who I was thinking about when I posted that. Thanks for reinforcing it!

Texascane

Mac,

Maybe Beamer could send in the clip where 50 yards away from the ball, Jake Grove takes out Orien Harris's knee...from behind.

macjones de Albuquerque

The difference in that game was a play here or a play there. That means that U can point to many different single plays or sequences that "lost" the game for us. IMO, special teams in general are killing us. Specifically, our kick return coverage.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | October 26, 2009 at 04:08 PM

U's win the Green n' Orange star for post of the moment.

As I said Saturday nite, it was a total TEAM loss. Of course, I question both Whipple and Lovett for some iffy decisions in the crucial fourth quarter.

Chit, the fourth quarter use to be Miami's quarter. But those years will eventually return.

DallasTX Cane

The disappointment comes from the expectations built during the climb to # 10. If U r a top 10 team, U dont lose at home to an unranked team. That we lost and the way that we lost is painful. However, this too shall pass - depending on how we do the rest of the way. I predicted a 9-3 season in the summer. But, I also thought we'd be lucky to be 2-2 after our 1st 4. I only expected 1 loss outside of fsu/gt/vt/ou. When we got to 3-1, my expectations and everyone else's expectations changed. I overestimated our team. When we reach the point where home games against unranked teams are basically no-brainers, then I'll believe "we're back" and deserve to be in the top 10.

Problem areas:

Special teams
Pass coverage
Pressure on opposing QBs
Penalties
Turnovers

A team that has incredible DEVELOPED (not potential, but proven) talent across the board can get away with sub-par special teams, commiting penalties and turnovers. That is not Ur current CANES. We're almost there with the talent = we almost won. For the level we're on, we win that game by fixing 2 of those 5 problems.

Regrading the play-calling discussion/criticisms: I was surprised when 3 straight runs were called at the end of regulation. However, I don't think its a fair criticism to say that sequence "lost the game". If U look at the flow of the game - we averaged 5+ yds per carry; we had problems all game with pass protection; JH had already thrown 3 int's, 1 pick 6; clemson has a very good defensive backfield, and we needed 1 1st down to run the clock down. I think its fair in those circumstances to trust in your OL and RB to pick up a 1st. The downside being a punt if U don't get it. The upside being U run the clock. I have a feeling that IF we had thrown the ball and JH been sacked or INT thrown or simply NOT run significant time off the clock, the posts here would have been just as damm'n but instead people would have said why didnt we run the ball?...why risk a fumble?...etc etc. The OU game situation is comparable, but significantly different in that OU's strength is its front 7, not its pass coverage - exactly the opposite from clemson. AND, our lead was only 1 pt over OU so a FG wins the game for them. As we saw, a FG only tied the game for Clemson. Generally, U play for the tie at home; being less risk adverse about OT. When on the road, play for the win. Our D didn't come thru.

Hindsight is 20/20.

IMO a more reasonable argument is that asking an offense to overcome 4 turnovers, plus a kick return TD is asking a lot.

Giving the opponent consistent good field position adds significant pressure to the defense plus almost guarantees even if the D does its job, the O will start in poor field position.

Poor tackling and pursuit angles has been a constant topic the last few years when discussing the D. I saw more of the same on Sat. We're getting better, but still...how many missed tackles?

The difference in that game was a play here or a play there. That means that U can point to many different single plays or sequences that "lost" the game for us. IMO, special teams in general are killing us. Specifically, our kick return coverage.

macjones de Albuquerque

Manny, also, pointed out the depth issue. He basically called out three Hurricane O-linemen, and two linebackers.

Speaking of the LB corp. What ever happened to Brown. The man has been here one full season, and half of one, yet still no significant action.

Like U's said solarcane, Miami could have use the additional ballers on Sabado.

Look for future opponents to employ the same Clemson tactic. Think rotation of ballers.

By the way, speaking of IRONIES, Beamer was bytching to the A.C.C. officiating chieftains about GTech's supposedly blocking techniques. Yet, Beamer Ball is known for low down DIRTY play.

Beamer sent in game film of the Yellow Jackets nasty play. LOL

solarcane

dayton thanks,
I appreciate you taking care of that

peace

solarcane

If you guys remember last year down the stretch the players tired out from having to play too many snaps.

The Clemson OC said four days before the game he intended to rotate his offensive linemen against our D line.
He was confident we would wear down because of our lack of depth there.

With more and more guys getting nicked and banged up we could see more fatigue being an issue the rest of the way.
jmo

peace

solarcane

thats a good article, it's what the heart of Canespace is about.

calvin, sota, I will be less tolerant of negative visitors that just come in to cause trouble. Sometimes I let fairness over ride good judgement, I apologize and intend to be more vigilant.

peace < or else lol!

Daytoncane

solar i'll be sending my donation off this week. been very busy lately.

solarcane

CanesGirlNC
Canechic
MaryLouAlumni
KLCaneFan
Jello Shot Queen
MoneyGirl
SwagGirl

Who got next?

Soup there is a really nice girl with the nick mimicane that reads the space every day.
She is incredibly shy, she also made a VERY nice donatition if you look back through the paperwork I sent you.

mimi if your reading i's time to shine lol

peace

macjones de Albuquerque

Preach brother...preach...

Posted by: TLuv | October 26, 2009 at 02:24 PM

I do what I can. The crowd at the Clemson game was shameful. There is no excuse for that, NONE.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 26, 2009 at 03:26 PM

Well, U ain't seen nohting yet, because there will thousands less for both the Virginia and Duke games.

When Miami was it's dominating self, it didn't matter what the size of the crowd was, albeit it absolutely helped in significant matchups. Think the thriller with Notre Dame.

For instance, in a close game as Saturday's was, it definitely favors the home team to have vocal, rowdy fans screaming at the top of their lungs. But 40,000 and or 43,000 ain't going to do it! Especially in a 75,000 seat NFL stadium.

FREAK', why does the typical Cane fandom believe it's so difficult to win on the road in major college football. And it's even more difficult to win on the road in the sports of college hoops.

tortugacane

u

canesteeler

DC, I think even the most faithful fan is afraid of the team falling apart this season like last year. A true sign of RS maturing as a coach would be for us to come back and handle our business next week. We must take it one game at a time!

canesteeler

One thing that has been a common theme the past 3-4 years is our ability to make average QB's look great! I don't understand the lack of aggressive balling on the defensive side of the ball. Also why would we have an injured LB or a LB at all covering Spiller out of the back field? I love the Canes but damn everytime we think we are progressing that bytch called losing come backs to haunt us!

Daytoncane

and another thing i don't understand: didn't Boston College make it to the ACC Championship game last year with 4 losses? so why is everyone giving up like this isn't a successful season?

who's to say that va tech will win out? ga tech isn't guaranteed to do it either. if there was ever a time to pull for Randy, it is now. i for one pray that he does morph into a great coach so that he can shut up all the haters. and i would LOVE it if we could rub in some "fans" face when it happens.

86Cane

Preach brother...preach...

Posted by: TLuv | October 26, 2009 at 02:24 PM

I do what I can. The crowd at the Clemson game was shameful. There is no excuse for that, NONE.

86Cane

Ozzy...welcome to The Space. Post here, post often!

pb(CSROH10)

Aside from Ricky and Ronnie this team does not have a single skill possession player worth a damn.

Not one.

Fasano and Ginn are by far the worst "Number 1 receiver" and TE combination in the NFL.

Ozzy Romero

Hi,

I was the one that gave JSQ the shot of RUM while she was riding away in a carload of people from the stadium. She was suicidal indeed.

Tough loss no doubt. Would love to meet up with you guys at the tailgate for next game.

Go Canes!
CaneOz class of '89

Hurriphin

I was at that game too. Canes lost a back and forth thriller. The Dolphins choked like dogs, especially Ginn.

He has singlehandedly cost us two games this season with those backboard hands.

Please.......Ginn couldn't catch a f*ck!n STD in a San Antionio whorehouse.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

macjones de Albuquerqu

Does anyboy out there, no the scoop on Team Shannon's latest verbal commit.
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Defensive end picks Miami
Saturday, October 24, 2009

By Brian McLaughlin
Sporting News

University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) DE David Perry has committed to Miami, Rivals.com reported. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound strongside defensive end also had LSU, Florida and Florida State in his top four. Alabama, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee are just some of the other schools that have offered Perry.

"I wanted to make sure that was the place I wanted to be, and it was," Perry told Rivals.com. "I spoke to (Miami) coach (Randy) Shannon yesterday and I'll call him again soon. He just told me that I would fit in there. He's doing a great job over there, is taking care of his players and making sure they graduate." Sportignews.com

Hurriphin

Hurriphin........the U.

TLuv

I love Mandingo and think all the free information that he gives us is awesome. However, I think he's being too short-sighted to say "Whipple needs to throw more" or "Lovett needed to blitz more." This isn't a damn video game. It's not that easy. There are so many more variables that go into it. Maybe their defense was taking away deep routs or Jacory wasn't making proper reads (he is a soph).

As far as Lovett goes, it's not easy to just say "we're not getting pressure lets blitz every down." Do we have the personnel to blitz? Sean Spence is our best blitzing LB and he was hurt. The next LB I would blitz is C-Mac, but then you don't have him in coverage while Sharpton (his pass defense deficiencies are will documented) is.

I'm not saying there isn't room for improvement, but there is a lot more that goes into it.

macjones de Albuquerqu

how about placing some of the blame on the players and the coordinators. last time i checked the players have to play the game. if they don't get it done, how is that the coaches fault? so if Jacory throws a pick or McCarthy misses a tackle, is that Shannon's fault? i think some of those south Floridians been watching the Dolphins for too long.

Great point DaytonCane. If anyone needs to be blamed for the narrow lost this past Sabado, it's both Whipple and Lovett. No if's, and's or but's!!

Freak, I still can't get it out of my mind how Miami made the kid from Clemson look All-A.C.C. As Mandingo said in his blog, Parker pissed in his jockstrap when he felt a trace of pressure. Sadly, that didn't occur very much on Saturday.

macjones de Albuquerqu

the question i have is why is everybody so disappointed about another loss. weren't we all on here before the season basically saying that the team would have at least 3 losses? is the season lost if we don't make it to a BCS bowl?

let's be real here. the core of this team is still young and must learn how to win consistently. i was surprised by all the mistakes and penalties yesterday, but when you don't have upperclassmen leading your team the way they should that stuff will happen.

people that are blaming this all on Randy are just sad. first he was great and now he sucks, which is it? we have shown so much improvement since that 5-7 season two years ago and it's only going to get better. are there things that we could've done differently during the game? yes. but hindsight is 20/20 as usual.

how about placing some of the blame on the players and the coordinators. last time i checked the players have to play the game. if they don't get it done, how is that the coaches fault? so if Jacory throws a pick or McCarthy misses a tackle, is that Shannon's fault? i think some of those south Floridians been watching the Dolphins for too long.

im not saying Shannon isn't without fault, but he can't make those tackles and block the d-line. how many people have the balls to say that they could do what these kids are doing on a week to week basis? i thought so.

Posted by: Daytoncane | October 26, 2009 at 02:30 PM

Sorry to personally make U's the scapegoat. But U's asked for it.

First. My criticism of U's is pertaining to your open statement. The rest of your opinion I have no issues with, capice.

For instance, U's could chit can your notion of Miami going 9-3, especially after Team Shannon opened up 3-1. Freak', I'd guess that 97% of loyal Cane fandom were thinking 11-1 after T.K.O'ing F.S.U., Georgia Tech and Oklahoma.

Moreso, 90% of the major college football punidts were even extolling Miami finishing with a 11-1 regular season record, and having a very, very, very good opportunity to play in a B.C.S. bow!

Yes, loyal Cane fandom are absolutely peeved about the OT loss, because that game was winnable!

By the way, U's read it here first. Clemson will win out, and meet Georgia Tech in the A.C.C championship game.

Also, Spence was injured simply because the Clemson blocker INTENTIONALLY went straight for his knee on that block.

fran

Mac said " Because this Cane squad doesn't need internal DISSENSION among the coaching staff. In other words, a inner circle civil war."
Thas for sure we don't need to be FSwho South.

macjones de Albuquerqu

Issues, issues, issues surrounding your Miami, F-L-A Hurricanes, and Mandigo addressed them in another one of his latest blogs.

And U's know what, I absolutely concur with the big man's sharp take.

Yet, the main concern which is troubling moi is the sideline earthquake, which took place between Shannon and Whipple, and Shannon spinned it like it was much ado about nothing.

Wrong baby! As Manny mentioned, there's more than meets the Eye of the Hurricane, than a disagreement between the parties involved.

I just hope both Coaches Shannon and Whipple let bygones be bygones. Because this Cane squad doesn't need internal DISSENSION among the coaching staff. In other words, a inner circle civil war.

Daytoncane

the question i have is why is everybody so disappointed about another loss. weren't we all on here before the season basically saying that the team would have at least 3 losses? is the season lost if we don't make it to a BCS bowl?

let's be real here. the core of this team is still young and must learn how to win consistently. i was surprised by all the mistakes and penalties yesterday, but when you don't have upperclassmen leading your team the way they should that stuff will happen.

people that are blaming this all on Randy are just sad. first he was great and now he sucks, which is it? we have shown so much improvement since that 5-7 season two years ago and it's only going to get better. are there things that we could've done differently during the game? yes. but hindsight is 20/20 as usual.

how about placing some of the blame on the players and the coordinators. last time i checked the players have to play the game. if they don't get it done, how is that the coaches fault? so if Jacory throws a pick or McCarthy misses a tackle, is that Shannon's fault? i think some of those south Floridians been watching the Dolphins for too long.

im not saying Shannon isn't without fault, but he can't make those tackles and block the d-line. how many people have the balls to say that they could do what these kids are doing on a week to week basis? i thought so.

TLuv

86

If you wanted to make some $$$ selling those Sean T #26 shirts is a great idea. I wear mine every game day here in Missouri and I get asked the question"hey, where'd you get that shirt?" about 5 times/day. Of course, I rep the space and tell em but if you had a link that they could buy em I think you'd have a hit on your hands. I know 5 ppl just off the top of my head that have asked me multiple times how to get one.

Just a suggestion....

AngryCane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2BjJbKQkgc

TLuv

"So to U lazy fans out there who live within driving distance to the stadium and choose to sit at home to watch the game instead of going to The Shark like the REAL fans seen here, U are pathetic. U simply don't love your team like we do."

Preach brother...preach...

DZ8

That's a suckeye for you. I really think Henne could be great if he had some decent targets.

Posted by: JSQ | October 26, 2009 at 02:16 PM

I think the targets (receivers) will develop. It takes a while for receivers to develop in The League and I think Hartline and Turner both have potential. Not ready to give up on Ginn yet, and Bess/Camarillo are good, sure-handed possesion receivers.

As much as I like Ronnie Brown I don't think he has good instincts for a RB and would rather let him go free agent route after this year if he wants mega dollars. RBs are a dime a dozen.

DZ8

pb

Agree about Ginn. Also Fasano and Ricky Williams did NOT step up when we needed them to.

Dolphins need some good inside LBs and a free safety, we have two strong safetie right now.

I think our receivers will develop and don't think we need to add anything there.

JSQ

I was at that game too. Canes lost a back and forth thriller. The Dolphins choked like dogs, especially Ginn.

He has singlehandedly cost us two games this season with those backboard hands.


Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 26, 2009 at 02:07 PM

That's a suckeye for you. I really think Henne could be great if he had some decent targets.

DZ8

Whenever I finnaly make it to the Shark, next year hopefully, I will definetly wear my Canespace shirt. Does anybody wear the Sean Taylor shirt to the games? just curious.

DZ8

No shirt needed. Thank U though!

canesbrewing

86Cane, I have the canespace shirt, will be wearing it at the Wake Forest game Saturday.

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