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October 25, 2009

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Caneslegend

I don't care if fans don't want to see reality. Face it...

Hurriphin

Swamp Donkey...

Dead serious.

You seem to have alot of insight on one end of the spectrum. Would love to hear it from the other end. Though you don't need to be excited, you seem to be pretty vocal about a UM LOSS to an unranked team. Why not in a possible win against one? Don't think I'm tryin' top stop you from having your own opinion. Just want to see what a new teeth-cutter has to say after a likely bounce-back win. You don't need to "Take it back to Homestead" on me either. Won't do you any good. This is ME....not Cav, not Cal, making an honest request from you.

solarcane

swamp,
the thing about clegend is he gets his point across without the playground bully slant.

and as you notice your still here for awhile, aren't you?

Everyone That's a true Cane fan is upset with any loss.

Do I think the coaching sucked yesterday, hell yes.
Do I want Randy replaced hell no.

It is gonna take five years, this being the third, to be what everyone wanted the day Randy got here.
It's getting more obvious to hard core "Randy is instant fix" people that it's not gonna be last year or this year.

You make some valid points, but the shyt just to antagonize people is boring.

peace

SEBAS

My only question is can the canes get back to ACC title game ?If so what has to happen ?

mr troutman

)While the future is so bright, 10-2 is still likely and I love this team, our lack of depth is what separates us from true contenders this season.

5)Dont understand the surprise. Canes teams have ALWAYS been sloppy. They just overcame it with superior talent.

6)JSQ has absolutely gorgeous blue eyes.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM

pb I agree with your #4 statement. I told my mom last night that is one thing that is killing us this year. If we had all the guys injured or the ones out for the season it would of made a great difference. Imagine having Ojomo, Forston, futch and even Dye out there last night. I bet Ojomo and Forston would of got some past rush WE NEEDED. Next year though we are going to be STOUT. the depth is going to look ridicoulous crazy. We should have at least 8 Dts and 8 ends that is damn near double the amount we have now. Shannon knows he has to get the horses as well as the BULLS to get us to the elite level of playing.

One thing i like about our team is that we don't need the same players to win games we have enough talent to spread the field. My point is if you took out SPILLER AND FORD Clemson would of got blown out by us. Well with us byrd or cooper can miss a game and we'll still win. Another team for instance is that if you take number 81 and rilley cooper from Florida they will loose. They can't loose out on two of their most productive guys but we can and win. So in Essense i like the way our team is forming.. " the key word is TEAM NOT A COUPLE OF INDIVIDUALS. NEXT year they will have us starting pre season in the top 5 because they know we will have at least 85 percent of our team coming back. Most important our QB and skilled postion players return.

i just want us to finish off the season blowing teams away. I think Whipple and Lovette will call more aggressive plays now. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to say We don't have enough pass rush. The announcer was saying that the whole game. That is why most teams play shot gun because they can't play under center against us.

ANYWAYS....yesterday was a tough loss , i felt just as bad as the team. SINCE COKER DAYS WITH THIS TEAM, LOOSING GAMES BECAME NORMAL. I was immune to it for awhile but under SHANNON it makes U PUKE. The mentality is there for this team ...add depth to that and we are going to destroy teams.. This year is the ONLY YEAR I MEAN THE ONLY YEAR TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO HANG WITH US. Next year the D in the 4th will look fresh as hell..... depth will be our biggest asset we will have.

LAST NOTE

WHIPPLE KNOWS HE CAN CALL BETTER PLAYS AND WILL. When we had the ball with 5:00 left IN THE GAME why didn't he call a play action pass just like he did against OU. That would of gotten us a first down and ran a lot time out.
NOW ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE... LOVETTE HAS TO REALIZE HE HAS DEPTH AND PASS RUSH PROBLEMS SO HE HAS TO BRING THE PRESSURE THROUGH BLITZING. LETS GO GET IT!!!!

i'm out for now....PEACE!!!!!

Sarasota 'cane

Does anyone here honestly believe Swamp Donkey is a canes fan?

Hurriphin

Personally, I think Randy's most glaring negative is being ridiculously stubborn, and that it is certainly NOT helping this team.....

But has anyone made the comparison that Carroll, Meyer, Stoops, and all the other coaches that are better than Shannon, have had previous head coaching experience?

Hurriphin

Scratch Stoops. OU has his first HC gig.

Bobby

i have been a canes fan for a long time so don't think i don't want them to win every game.I just want to tell the other canes fans take it slow you know what happen if you win to fast as seen in past years players leave early coachs get new jobs and then we're right back in the dumps so PLEASE!!!!! just take it slow and enjoy the ride we are about to be on again GO CANES!!!!!!

Hurriphin

I am in agreement with Swamp Donkey on the "Retard" thing. Can't go Hitler a guy for having an opinion. As long as it's consistant with the facts he spits afterwards, it's all good. Let's just avoid acting like we're gonna meet up out back of Lockhart, and scrap. Not gonna happpen.

dawgmeatcane

Are the canes going after a cuople of QBs and BIG DTs in this years recruiting class?

moneycane

every one is entiteled to their opinion but this a fact. If you care about ur CANES so much and live within 45 minutes of Landshark and don't go to every game then ur opinion holds no weight with me.

Caneslegend

I think everyone has right to there opinion. But when you call someone a retard or idiot. Come on guys. If you don't have a statement to back up what you are saying then shutup. Calling someone names shows you have no ability to express your point because your an idiot.

anthony

Miami def. secondary could not cover my Grandmother and c.j. spiller owned the secondary like a suitcase. Three straight runs up the middle late in the 4th qtr was conservative and gave Clemson the game. Jacory had thown a 68 yard touchdown pass to t. benjamin on the prevois series and then Miami has three straight runs up the middle like a big ten school in the 70's. The kicking coverage was weak and has been that way all year. Penalties did not help. Hopfully Miami can learn from this loss and devolp a killer intinict

321canes

What up family?
IM BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!

Finally! I got a new Mac and got rid of my old computer. Thing was forever going nuts.


What did i miss on the Gr8 Space?

solarcane

"Cav and Calvin calling people retarded when they voice their displeasure. Why dont you call them out like me? Its only fair dude."

swamp you have a legitamite beef there.

Calvin and Cav and I go way way back so I admit I am biased toward giving them slack. It isn't fair, it's human nature.

Cav and Cal, keep the name calling out of it.

party on

peace

Caneslegend

lol haa..

solarcane

aight,

I'm a patient man. EVERYBODY move on.

I don't care who the best athlete is, I don't care who is the richest, or the smartest.
Try being the most courteous, most informative, least arrogant blogger you can.

Este would come to mind as an example of a guy that brings in good stuff, never calls people names and isn't mean natured.

that's why we started Canespace, because we got tired of the garbage we had to endure with people back on TOS.

thanks
peace

Caneslegend

Coker would have took a lot of heat for that lose if we was still here. But I do have to hear how this Randy's 3 year and he is growing and we are getting better. This game reminded me of the games Coker would lose. I am just saying.

BEERicane

The thing I take from this game is that we played like absolute dog sheet for a huge chunk of the game and we were still in a position to win the game. I think we could be approaching the corner to turn, just haven't completed it yet.

BEERicane

Also, anyone notice any similarities between the Vikes game and the Canes. Both had ample opportunities only to squander them...

solarcane

beeri,

If you take out the penalties , d line jumping to sack the qb to make up for no rush etc.

Coaches coaching players during the game
rather than glaring at them

Some kind of punt return

Contain Spiller 50% of the time

we would have won
those things were easily corrected during the game.

peace

Six

And does a Gator fan turn down a baseball recruiting trip to UF cause he has no desire to play there? ( and that only 80% has to do with most likely not being able to qualify academically) lol

Posted by: Swamp Donkey


I would figure you wouldn't want to go on that recruiting trip not only b/c you're a Cane fan, but b/c Andy Lopez was leaving and the Crocs would've just gotten knocked out of going to Omaha by the Canes for the 6th time of the 8 times it has happened

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

As the real seasons wears on things come into perspective

The Fairytale

Miami faces the toughest schedule in football and beat 3 top ranked teams out of four, they could win the ACC and contend for the NC

The reality

Miami is about the 16 to 20th best team in the country and beat a very good 11th ranked GT team.


peace

Posted by: solarcane | October 25, 2009 at 02:19 PM

>>>>>

Solar, if we make a few plays last night does this change?? Yes.

I think we'd beat a lot of teams ahead of us but I think we could lose to those same teams.

To me, the reality is we're not quite as good as we all thought we were, partially because of injuries partially experience, but we're a lot better than we were last year.

86Cane

Swamp...here's the thing, people are suspicious of U because of these reasons:

If U are a Canes fan you would have or SHOULD have been posting here all along.

U would have had GREAT thins to say after UM beat GT and OU.

But U only come on THIS blog when U can trash the team or complain about Shannon.

That does not make U a Canes fan even if U CLAIM to be.

U claim that everyone has a right to their opinion and I agree. If your opinion is that UM sucks and Shannon is a bad coach, that's fine.

But if that is all U have to offer please take that trash talking, name calling and fight picking over to the Sun Sentinel and blog with the other five haters there where U belong.

Thank U!

The Management

Six

Hurriphin - the Fins are doing well against Brees, I need them to b/c the guy I'm playing against in FFootball has Brees but also has Sticky Icky Ricky who just scored

canechic

Run Ricky Run!

solarcane

sota,

I feel you brother.
I try like hell to be fair here.
I monitor Canespace as a favor to Soup, he's a good friend and I have his back.
The reason tom asked me to monitor for him is I believe in giving people a fair shake.

I'm not soft, I'm fair.

swamp you see a trend here?
your not making a lot of friends.

peace


Hurriphin

Swamp...here's the thing, people are suspicious of U because of these reasons:

If U are a Canes fan you would have or SHOULD have been posting here all along.

U would have had GREAT thins to say after UM beat GT and OU.

But U only come on THIS blog when U can trash the team or complain about Shannon.

That does not make U a Canes fan even if U CLAIM to be.

U claim that everyone has a right to their opinion and I agree. If your opinion is that UM sucks and Shannon is a bad coach, that's fine.

But if that is all U have to offer please take that trash talking, name calling and fight picking over to the Sun Sentinel and blog with the other five haters there where U belong.

Thank U!

The Management

Posted by: 86Cane | October 25, 2009 at 04:48 PM


FATALITY

FLAWLESS VICTORY

Hurriphin

Yeeeaaaaaaah!!

But unless Brees' arm gets severed, I won't feel safe, Six & Chic'. Sorry. It just comes with the years of suckdom I've had to endure over the past few.

321canes

just want to say that it was sad day yesterday, No canes fans support and we were in the top 10 against a game thats always in overtime drag out fight/ Clemson. MY peoples and i drove 3 hours to the stadium to see our beloved canes play and you have peeps in our own backyard a no show? WOW!Game day will never see us! One student told me that they want a campus stadium soo bad but the Univ is not allowing it because they are scared that some miami fans will trash the stadium and school? Makes sense forgoodness sakes look how the OB turn out. Ucf game was soooo full of canes from diffrent areas they came to support and the stadium was rockin with canes cheering!Yesterdaythe play calling was conservative, why 3 runs in A ROW in a OT thriller when there was in a goal line d. Matter of fact, they stack the box the whole game and blitz on 3rd and long, something that vtech did. In with that why put Javaris James in when he only had 3 carries prior 2 it? Berry should be our feature back hes our Bamas Ingram. Runs so hard, james is soft and some 1 needs to see that the coaches are favoring him because of the name and his Sr class. How do you run out of bounds in overtime why not give us at least 2 more yards barry you head and hit it.That would make it atleast 3rd n 3! Im tired of that! Another thing Im wondering? I love Whipples Offense but is he 1 dimensional? J12 is not looking comfortable, why not spread em out? no 1 can match are Wrs speed Im sorry! j12 sees the field better when he is in a shotgun formation!!!! he ran that @ NW. His feet is tapping tooo much when he drops back and hes throwing the ball before its Wr even gets there. Basically he does not trust his Oline to hold the block! Whipple has to use him in a shotgun sometimes! He just looks better! look at all the tapes in you will see last Yr. and some this yr when he was in shotgun his efficiency was better. Why playaction soooooooo much when the defense is not buying it! On D.our lbs and dline can't swarm to the ball, qbs have soo much time to throw and the only sacks we get is our coverage sacks sometime, the dline are so easy to get chop, no use of hands, no rip, swim moves??? techniques??? lbs??? wow we are good sometimes when they run but not when they are in passing coverage! Teams are sending their rbs one on one coverage with our lbs on passing downs. im just seeing some things... and im venting alittle but tell me im not far off! some1 needs to address this?


Six

It's like someone told Ricky that there was a free dufflebag full of OG Kush in the endzone b/c he was on a mission to get to it before anyone else

Pretty cool how quick they can turn around the mid-field logo like they do, from the "U" to the big Dolphin logo

Now if they could only move the stands closer to the field and knock off the top level of the stadium .....

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Coker would have took a lot of heat for that lose if we was still here. But I do have to hear how this Randy's 3 year and he is growing and we are getting better. This game reminded me of the games Coker would lose. I am just saying.

Posted by: Caneslegend | October 25, 2009 at 04:34 PM

>>>>

Legend, the only way a Coker team would've been in this game would be if he had the 2001-2003 teams. Otherwise, it would've been blowout city. And we more or less GAVE away this game, with TOs, sketchy play-calling at the end and some serious mental lapses.

But imagine Shannon, Lovett and Whip with the 2001-2003 teams. To me that's the picture that's coming. As someone else mentioned, this game was a lot like the '98/'99 PSU game.

And for some people talking about Butch, HOW MANY YEARS WAS BUTCH REBUILDING?? He was hired when, '94, then didn't build it back until 2000. So SIX YEARS, and he had 1st Rounders from '94 forward.

So Shannon's in Year 3.....hmmmmm

Caneslegend

Couldn't have said it any better 86. Go Canes

canechic

Ok home - My take!

HOTTER then U know what yesterday. In fact after we left Mary's tailgate went back to our car and some friends. There was an elderly gentleman stumbling and I looked at him and looked at Angry and said "I do not think he is okay". As sure as I said that he leans over a car and falls out. I went running to him and Angry went running for help. The man was shaking with eyes wide open and so cold. Trying not to freak cuz I thouht he was dying before me....I held onto him until help came. He finally came too but was in the beginning stages of a Heat Stroke. I was shaking......so began the game and still hotter than heck in that stadium. I love the Big Screens and the TV's in the tunnel but I really miss the breeze in the OB. Angry was out of control and the F word banter about way to much and then we lost.....but the sun came out and all is out in the open......so all I can say is win out and this will be a good season.

GO CANES!

PS-came back to my parents and my little girl so sick,not from drinking but with the stomach flu....so Angry and I spent our night taking turns holding her hair back. She works at the UM preschool with the babies and they were all puking on Friday...that is the bad thing about working at a preschool.:(

86Cane

was the crowd as bad as it looked?

Posted by: USAFCane | October 25, 2009 at 02:25 PM

WORSE, 10X worse.

solarcane

captO

the point you made on we aren't quite as good as we thought we were is valid.

Some plays during games we look better than I thought we were.
The very same game we make mistakes I thought we had improved upon.

We are getting better at more things than we are staying the same at, but slowly.

Remember when you would scratch your head when I would say 8-4 or maybe 9-3?

We aren't ready to dominate the ACC, there are alwys gonna be the Clemson, UNC, GT.
Teams that play their best game the same night we self implode.

Once we learn how to kill when we have a team down, and Randy learns to be more aggressive for 4 quarters we will be the team you remember.

peace

canechic

321 canes no land to build a stadium on campus....do you know how land in Coral Gables would cost just to accomodate the size of a stadium?

Hurriphin I know what you mean and after last night...nothing is safe.

tortugacane

Fins beating Saints...

solarcane

I see the night crew is drifting in im out for dinner

catch you guys late tonight.

peace

86Cane

excuses, keep them coming...

Posted by: aqua | October 25, 2009 at 01:49 PM

It rained during our tailgate and we ran out of beer.

I knew right then we had no chance.

Sarasota 'cane

Funny how he shows up for the first time today! Oh and he happens to have the same avatar as Kehoe, who happens to be "blowing up" The Sentinel as we speak!

Hmmmmmmmmmmm....

Give me a break. Kehoe, pimple, "fakey", Donkey, all the same garbage.

P.S. I'm not sure if your Gator's have enough offense to beat FSU "Donkey"! Man would that be fun!

Go 'canes!

86Cane

Solar..."I got this".

86Cane

Sarasota...let it go, don't cut and paste, don't respond, don't antagonize.

I'm going into "delete" mode in 5, 4, 3...

Sarasota 'cane

Man I needed the Dolphin's today!!!!

Thank God!

Go 'canes!

Go Dolphin's!

BEERicane

Now we will see if Brees can overcome 2 early picks and lead his team back to victory over the Fins.


My prediciton... NOPE.

J12 > DB.... : ) (not really)

the dolphins really have come out of the gate and showed up to play... wow. I guess the people in vegas knew what they were talking about only setting that line at 6.5 in the Saint's favor. That was a really tempting line...

canechic

thanks tortuga but would help save anyone even when they do not make wise decision with their drink combonations but this was a very nice elderly man who just got overheated and not enough water!

Dolphins on fire!

Hurriphin

24-3. Aquatic Mammals.

canechic

AND LET ME TELL it is hotter than all get out in that stadium and the Saints wearing black...yikes!

Caneslegend

Posted by: Caneslegend | October 25, 2009 at 05:18 PM

C'mon 86, what's a brother got to do?

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 25, 2009 at 05:22 PM

What?

AngryCane

Well Legion we made it back up to O-Town without having to deal with Clemson Fan at any of the Turnpike rest stops... And after close to a 24 hour cool-down period, I believe that everything will be OK.

Getting me through the process is having kids that are basically the same age as our beloved Canes, and realizing just how young the team is. Coupled with the responsibilities they have off of the field; and how it can't be football 24/7 which may affect preparation.

Now granted some questionable coaching decisions (4+ minute clock eating drive against Sooners but not Clemson?) and several blown calls by the Refs (CLEARLY a backwards pass along with ANOTHER missed block-in-the-back) aided in the Tiger win, our youth zapped us during key plays.

But if the Devil asked ANY OF US before the season, "I'll guarantee your Canes will go 5-2 for the first seven games with WINS against FSU, GT, AND the Sooners", we'd ALL sign our souls away! Even if El Diablo brought this proposition to us at the end of last season--before know the ranking of those three teams prior to playing them--we would be onboard...

That said--I KNOW that the Team, The Legion, and all of Cane Nation will make it through the rest of the season while our solid core of youth obtains another important year of experience...

And look to win it all in 2010; getting that monkey off of our back--aka, the FIESTA BOWL!!! So no worries Legion.

Just "serenity now, serenity now..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5513mXmQbw4

CaneRock

Legend, the team that BD took over (lost scholarships and all) was probably more talented than the team that RS took over. And you're probably right, Coker would've took the blame for a game like that, but mostly because Coker was to scared to hold His own players accountable. Not to rehash old arguments about Coker, but at the end of the day, Coker got canned for making rash and desperate decisions about His coaching staff, player discipline (Ryan Moore), and very questionable recruiting (Willie Williams).

BahamaCane

I hope Lovett is watching this dolphin game and noticing how the dolphins blitz is giving Drew Brees trouble.

BEERicane

Dear John Lovette,

Please take some time to watch the Dolphins and take some notes. They are doing such a nice job on 3rd and long against an all-world QB. It would be great if you could steal some intelligent defensive strategy. If not, keep rushing 4 and hoping for the best. Thank you.

Cane Nation.

BEERicane

Woah, nice Bahama!

macjones de Albuquerque

and pat hill to open some holes in the run game.

but especially would have been nice if we didn't lose to a team that has 2 players on offense that they look for on every play.

Posted by: Esteban | October 25, 2009 at 10:45 AM

What the FREAK' are U talking about Stevie. The Canes had over 170 yards rushing, and the fullbacks, as well as the O-linemen were locking down their man.

I can recall three long gainers were T.J. took out the linebacker and or safety. Even the fourth team ABC commentators complimented him on those three particular blocks.

Dude, U needs to look at the FREAKIN' game films again!!

macjones de Albuquerque

As for the D, i dont know where to begin. I dont know that blitzing would have worked any better. While we say that Parker had all day he rarely threw the ball deep. Out of of 30+ attempts only probably 6-7 were more than 10 yards down field. Blitzing would have just opened more opportunities for spiller. They ran nothing but tosses,wr screens and playaction to the TE. You blitz a screen and its a TD. YOu have to respect Spiller so on the play fake it opened up the TE. This was no more evident than when Mccarthy blitzed the edge and Parker hit the TE for like 30 yards. how about someone actually cover the guy? There are holes in every Defense. Its up to the offense to find it. Their Oc called the right plays. Also, outside of Bailey and Mccarthy, who really made plays. Vernon might get up field but nothing ever happens. he got pancaked numerous times in the run game. we stopped the run up the middle well. Mrob and wesley were no factors aside being offsides. The secondary didnt realy get tested but blew coverages the few times they were. You can blame Lovett but Clemson ran some good plays that isolated Spiller.


Look obviously plays that didnt worked should have been called differently after the fact. Sometimes u just need to tip your cap to the opposing team. The offense made plays, the D forced 4 TO's and they returned a kick. Sometimes Although difficult the other team plays a good game.


One last thing, I defended Fluzzy at times but ST's are horrible. How can Coop, TB and Collier, avg less than 1yd per return?

Posted by: jimmy | October 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Jimmy my man, U are right on about blitzing Clemson yesterday.

No way Joze, or is that Stevie do U leave single coverage on those two world class sprinters. Absolutely no way! Chit, Miami couldn't even stop the Tigers on a absolutely crucial, crucial 3rd and ten.

Because if Miami doesn't get to ALL A.C.C. Tiger QB, then it's turn out the lights, it's DOUBLE-DIGIT Clemson win. U's dig.

CaneRock

CL,I'm with you as far as the game managment goes, but Butch didn't have the personnel issues that Randy walked into. Butch had all His scholarships in the tail-end of His Miami tenure, so shouldn't He have had a better record in 99'? Just think about who was on that 99' team: Reggie Wayne, Santana Moss, Bubba Franks, Ken Dorsey, Ed Reed, Dan Morgan, Clinton Portis. Hell, if anything, that 99' team should've went 11-1 if anything. But the way I look at things, good things happen when they're supposed to happen.

macjones de Albuquerque

Randy has just not bought into the fact that this offense is going to score points...he still thinks that if we play aggressive defense and the other guys score 21- we lose.

RS has to understand that if you hire good people, you have to let them do their job. Whipple was right to be ticked off...it was his call, not Randy's. It turned out that Whip was right, that TO taken probably cost us points.

Posted by: Texascane | October 25, 2009 at 12:13 PM

The only thing, is the Miami D-unit ain't played aggressive defense on a overall consistent basis.

The last time Lovett's unit played all-major college football was against Georgia Tech, and the Yellow Jackets are one-dimensional, albeit a damn good one-dimensional rushing squad.

By the ways, wasn't in Randy Phillips who said Miami wouldn't play a terrible defensive game like they's did against an average F.S.U. squad.

Bottom line, no if's, and's or may be's, what's HURTING Lovett's D-unit is all the injuries. Simply a lack of depth, and no relatively quality reserves, because some are still green, and some are Coker recruits.

Caneslegend

I agree CaneRock. I just think Randy is our Ron Zook and we need somebody like Urban to take our talent and do something with it.

Canez1

If you don't see that this team is MUUUUCH better then last years team you have some serious head trauma issues to deal with.

It's not even close.

Is this team "ready" or "back", not sure what that means. We really need to stop comparing any team to the greatest football team ever to take the field. It is not going to happen.

This team is what we thought they would be. They are a good, young team on the rise. Youth brings inconsistency. One play a pick 6, the next a 60 yard bomb.

Lumps will be taken and lessons learned but there is no doubt that this team is progressing.

Don't forget your helmet son.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

canechic

Canez1 correct as always!

Go Canes!

JSQ

Canespacers,

I just want to say thanks to 86 for the great article and all of you for helping me get through today. I haven't been right in the head enough to post until now, so I've just been reading comments. I am still crying now and then and feel like I have been punched in the stomach, but I'm getting my hope back and it is because of you fine people. It really helps to hear everyone's opinions and know I'm not alone. We are lucky we have such a great community to turn to after this kind of loss.

My take on things:

This game was lost because of the inexperience (and lack of depth) with both the players and the coaches. Although they have shown us glimpses of what is to come, both are not there yet. The result is inconsistency. Inconsistency from such a talented crew is heartbreaking.

I am not giving up. I don't think this year is headed the direction we have gone in Randy's first two years. We will be back next week. When interviewed on Palm Beach county's local ABC affiliate in the pre-season about the Palm Beach 'Canes Club football kickoff event (the one 86 attended with Lamar, DBJ, and Steve), I was asked my predictions for the '09 season. I said we would lose to one of the Techs, beat Oklahoma, and then have a heartbreaking loss to a team we should have beat. The anchorman (a UM alum), thought I was out of my mind and that there was no way we were only a 1-3 loss team.

That was two months ago. Look how much our fan base's expectations have grown since then. This is a reality check. As much as we love the 'Canes, they just aren't where they need to be yet. We can't call for people's heads or turn on each other because a young team and inexperienced coaching staff showing their age. It is not about us, IT IS ALL ABOUT THIS U. And it will be back. It's just not going to happen overnight, no matter how much we love them, and how hungry we are for another NC.

It will just make it that much more sweet when we get there. Together.

GO 'CANES!!!

Esteban

missjones, stop being yourself and be cool for a change. i was gonna list all the injured dudes and just stopped at pat hill. excuses were being listed so i added some.

macjones de Albuquerque

This has to be the quote of the Miami locker room chatter. Jason Fox said Clemson was in a goal line D on Miami's last series in regulation.

So, it begs the question. Does Harris have the authority to checkoff from a Whipple running play. Because, I believe JaCory audibled against Florida last season. That checkoff of his was from a running play into a slant pass for a much needed first down.

Here's Fox's quote courtesy of Shandel.

"Now, Mark Whipple has shown his creativity on offense all season, but the Hurricanes went conservative. Three straight running plays? What happened to the team that gambled against Oklahoma on the final drive?

The worst part is Clemson left it open for passing game. Jason Fox told me the Tigers were basically playing a goaline defense, playing for the run. A simple pass play could've been the difference.

UM tried to play it safe, but it came back to bite them. "

Canez1

Miss Jones LMFAO!!!!!!

This blog is gettin testy. I like it!!!

Reminds me of three a days in the middle of August.

Helmets gettin ripped off n shyte!!

Gangsta!!

BTW that kid Sharpton hit is still spinning!!!

Nothing feels better on the field than simply destroying some dude and knockin his dyk in the dirt. Feel no pain!!! Just feels right!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Canez1

Mac no offense to you.

The Miss Jones thing just made me laugh.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Caneslegend

I am out Canespace. Good night... Go Canes

macjones de Albuquerque

Mac no offense to you.

The Miss Jones thing just made me laugh.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Posted by: Canez1 | October 25, 2009 at 06:36 PM

I'm not sweating it baby. Stevie just don't LIKE BEING CALLED OUT, regarding one of his opinions. That's all.

Speaking of the Cane VOICES OF AUTHORITY. What happened to the "truth almighty."

Nah, that's unsportsmenlike conduct, or something like that. Because the "untouchable truth" could be in deep doo-doo. LMAO

Sebastian

Depth Depth Depth

I know we have injuries across the board

We were just dead tired toward the end of the game

Unlike teams of the past and a few unnamed QBs we bounced back from mistakes

I expect us to do the same with the rest of our season

IMHO we are ahead of schedule....we are #18 right now from starting unranked with 10-2/9-3 looking us in the eye

solarcane

just got my swamp donkey Halloween costume back from the cleaners

trick or treat

peace

86Cane

just got my swamp donkey Halloween costume back from the cleaners

Posted by: solarcane | October 25, 2009 at 07:28 PM

Me too!

RandyCane

Great Post JSQ, I am right there with you!

I have some questions for Canespacers.

If you were told before the year started we would be 5-2 with wins over FSWho, OU, Ga. Tech, what would you have said?

If you were told that this young team would be in the top ten in the first few weeks of the season, what would you have said?

Can we say with accuracy that RS has really only had two recruiting classes?

Can we agree that RS is learning as well as his team?

Can you see the future with this team or are you stuck in the present with an ugly loss as your only point of reference?

Why, oh Why, wasn't Damien Berry on the field in the second half? What does this young man have to do to prove he is our best running back?

Why does a senior running back run out of bounds in OVERTIME!?

Why do the Gayturds seem to be the beneficiary of ref calls game after game?

Where was Damien Berry in the second half?
mm01 and I talked with him after the game and he was very dejected. He wasn't hurt.

This young man screams DESIRE, the way he plays and runs. He needs to be on the field!!!!

solarcane

wad up soup,
i'll switch this one out in a sec lol
peace

mi@mic@ne

While the future is so bright, 10-2 is still likely and I love this team, our lack of depth is what separates us from true contenders this season.

5)Dont understand the surprise. Canes teams have ALWAYS been sloppy. They just overcame it with superior talent.

6)JSQ has absolutely gorgeous blue eyes.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | October 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM

pb I agree with your #4 statement. I told my mom last night that is one thing that is killing us this year. If we had all the guys injured or the ones out for the season it would of made a great difference. Imagine having Ojomo, Forston, futch and even Dye out there last night. I bet Ojomo and Forston would of got some past rush WE NEEDED. Next year though we are going to be STOUT. the depth is going to look ridicoulous crazy. We should have at least 8 Dts and 8 ends that is damn near double the amount we have now. Shannon knows he has to get the horses as well as the BULLS to get us to the elite level of playing.

One thing i like about our team is that we don't need the same players to win games we have enough talent to spread the field. My point is if you took out SPILLER AND FORD Clemson would of got blown out by us. Well with us byrd or cooper can miss a game and we'll still win. Another team for instance is that if you take number 81 and rilley cooper from Florida they will loose. They can't loose out on two of their most productive guys but we can and win. So in Essense i like the way our team is forming.. " the key word is TEAM NOT A COUPLE OF INDIVIDUALS. NEXT year they will have us starting pre season in the top 5 because they know we will have at least 85 percent of our team coming back. Most important our QB and skilled postion players return.

i just want us to finish off the season blowing teams away. I think Whipple and Lovette will call more aggressive plays now. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to say We don't have enough pass rush. The announcer was saying that the whole game. That is why most teams play shot gun because they can't play under center against us.

ANYWAYS....yesterday was a tough loss , i felt just as bad as the team. SINCE COKER DAYS WITH THIS TEAM, LOOSING GAMES BECAME NORMAL. I was immune to it for awhile but under SHANNON it makes U PUKE. The mentality is there for this team ...add depth to that and we are going to destroy teams.. This year is the ONLY YEAR I MEAN THE ONLY YEAR TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO HANG WITH US. Next year the D in the 4th will look fresh as hell..... depth will be our biggest asset we will have.

LAST NOTE

WHIPPLE KNOWS HE CAN CALL BETTER PLAYS AND WILL. When we had the ball with 5:00 left IN THE GAME why didn't he call a play action pass just like he did against OU. That would of gotten us a first down and ran a lot time out.
NOW ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE... LOVETTE HAS TO REALIZE HE HAS DEPTH AND PASS RUSH PROBLEMS SO HE HAS TO BRING THE PRESSURE THROUGH BLITZING. LETS GO GET IT!!!!

i'm out for now....PEACE!!!!!

Posted by: mr troutman | October 25, 2009 at 02:48 PM

I agree Mr troutman... this is why i cant understand how a recruit thinks if he goes to a crummy team ... or a team that will never reach our level of play ... cause we can see we are really close to being THE TEAM ... that these young ballers would be able to crack the rotation at some point in their first yr... cause we know how to develop talent. When you come to Miami... you are going to play if we want you here...cause we do want you if you do not want to be here, but if you want to be here then you are almost guaranteed to be with the best ballers in college football. I was really impressed with our toughness even tho we got a little tired at the end cause we did not have enough young talent in the rotation.

Canez1

Solar LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What was up with that dude?

Seemed intelligent but.....

Is that a flesh colored chef hat????? LOL

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Esteban

called out? when did that become the cool thing to do? people always are putting that up these days. i'm calling out "fill in the blank". and in this case calling out an excuse put up there to be an excuse. just dumb. that's why i generally skip her post.

dg

I mentioned it before, Shannon and Whip need to get in Jacory's a$$ about the turnovers. I knew they would cost us eventually. Spiller is a top 10 pick and whomever decided to kick to him should be smacked. He's like Hester was--lightning in a bottle.

solarcane

canez1,
its a pic from an adult costume catalog it was lsted as dkhed. lol!
I couldn't resist, i'm changing it out in a sec just so canechic and cg don't get embarressed

peace

Esteban

dg, is a 3rd down back who is a great returner a top 10 pick?

and forget the color of that hat...whats up with that face?

Esteban

two close losses at the shark back to back...sucks.

mi@mic@ne

its a pic from an adult costume catalog it was lsted as dkhed. lol!
I couldn't resist, i'm changing it out in a sec just so canechic and cg don't get embarressed

peace

Posted by: solarcane | October 25, 2009 at 07:46 PM

thats what i call a baller with man boobs..

Esteban

k, time for the simpsons.

solarcane

"Is that a flesh colored chef hat?????"

thats what she said last night
peace

Canez1

LMFAO!!!!

I love it!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

AngryCane

Canes lose...

Raiders lose...

Dolphins lose...

Isn't football a great sport?


SERENITY NOW... SERENITY NOW!!!!

Hurriphin

Hey guys, guess how I feel?

24-3 huh?

Yeah, Culpepper was a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better pickup than Brees. We sure did get over on the Saints. And boy did our secondary shut sh!t down when they needed to.
I know this is gonna sound petty, but I knew without a SHADOW OF A DOUBT that the Phins' would lose this game. EVEN WHEN IT WAS 24-3, I was just shaking my head saying, "Does it really matter?" MY generation's Phins are the Wile E Coyote of the NFL.
I could blame the ref's for those two botched fumble calls and no-calls, but why bother?

SOMEONE with some serious pull in this universe, hates the Miami Dolphins.

Six

Anyone know the severity of Andre Johnson's injury

canechic

Homework done finally!
GO CANES!

canechic

Hurriphin Dolphins sold their soul for the undefeated season, lol!

86Cane

SERENITY NOW... SERENITY NOW!!!!

Posted by: AngryCane | October 25, 2009 at 08:01 PM

SERENITY does not exist!

Mephistopheles

A mistake leads to a TD late in the first half that changes the game and leads to a tough home loss. Didn't I see this movie yesterday?

SwagGirl

I promised 86cane I would post for the first time instead of just reading!!! Enjoyed meeting everybody at the Hampton. It was great going to a game just wished for a better outcome. GO CANES!!

dlu

One example noone has mentioned is end of time just befor overtime, Clemson kicks off. M.James back there at 5 yrd like finally gets a handle on ball takes 2 huge hits goes down, comes to the sideline and Whipple explains to him, let it go into end zone, if James fumbles there with one second left the Canes lose in regulation on a Clemson kick. NOONE explained to James how to handle the situation, him a freshman, come on ST coach where are you?? Coaching.

I am on the A list for having about lost faith in Shannon, Only one reason, I cannot take his defensive approach any longer it is driving me nuts. Has for yrs. and is just the fsu game all over again. With the present defensive phil. Wake, S. fla about any decent team will look great on offense. Even NC and their qtback sucks watch him light the U up, he is a double stinker but they all look good if the defense is totally predictable, NOt just blitzes, stunts, a whole bunch of nothing on D. UCF is the only game the U showed a little more on D and it worked, it always works but Shannon seems to keep shaking his head no do not do anything creative on D. Cannot take much more of it. Love everything else Shannon does with direction but the U needs a D and maybe will not get one under Shannon.

AngryCane

"... Didn't I see this movie yesterday?"

Posted by: Mephistopheles | October 25, 2009 at 08:18 PM


SERENITY NOW!!!!!!

miamimike01

Love everything else Shannon does with direction but the U needs a D and maybe will not get one under Shannon.

Posted by: dlu | October 25, 2009 at 08:19 PM

REALLY? 2001 Broyles Award Winner for Best Assistant in CF? I know you're disappointed about the outcome, but this is nonsense.

mr troutman

A MIAMI HURRICANE AND DOLPHIN NIGHTMARE WEEKEND.....THEY BOTH LOST THEIR PERSPECTIVE GAMES AT HOME THAT THEY COULD AND SHOULD OF WON....WHAT A DEPRESSING WEEKEND...OH WELL PASS ME THE DUTCHIE ON THEE LEFT ON SIDE.. I NEED TO RELIEVE THIS PAIN,,,LOL

solarcane

mm01,


2001 was a long time ago.
I am ready for some postive Cane football that has nothing to do with what we did a decade ago.

peace

dlu

Shannon seems to really believe that he is giving the players opportunities to make plays and in a way he is: rush 4 see if someone makes a play. And see if other players linebackers, and dbacks, safeties make a play. But Shannon does not seem to see that the straight van. defense is killing his players not helping them only helping the other team's offense.

Like a guy with a cheating wife, last one to know, Shannon seems to be the last one to know the present D phil.it is not working. About everyone else sees it, fans, announcers, he is the last one to know.

Where am I wrong here?

dlu

Miamim.Well if you have over whelming players , d line and guys headed to stardom in the nfl , a coach can go the van. route and look good. If not a teams needs to get creative and use their players to best efffect.

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