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October 25, 2009



Geez Tom! I know I'm your new fave canespacer but there's no need to shun the oldies okay?

Posted by: moneysgirl | October 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Tru dat! My bad.

Canespacers...I have been out recruiting and we now have two new ladies on the blog: MoneyGirl (Nikki) and SwagGirl (Lisa). They are both great people, huge Canes fans and fun to hang around.

If U are a woman out there reading this blog get OFF the bench and INTO the game. Post a comment and get the party started!

List of female Spacers:

Jello Shot Queen

Who got next?

Sarasota 'cane


Sarasota 'cane



I'll say this much about shannon, is he above criticism, HELLS NO, as long as it's justified criticism i have no poblem with that. One of the biggest things about shannon that alot of people have always known is, he can be real stubborn about things and once he sets his mind on doing somethign a certain way, he rarely chanes it. Like anything else, to much of one thing is mot good for you. WIth that being said, people who are saying shannon is not the man for the job, what is that being based off of?

It can't be disputed, if shannon was to stay or leave today, he has left this program in better shape than when he took over it, and who the phuck is dan sileo, who gives a rats nickel about what he thinks, it's amazing how all of a sudden i'm hearing about this dan sileo guy now, but when "thee incompetent one" was the headcoach, i can't recall ever hearingthis guys name, as well as alot of other people.

Alot of people got it twisted, irregardless that the coaches F 'ed up saturday, here we are sitting at 5 and 2, and shannon knows and is saying we have to get better, while he feels good about winning he doesn't feel good about how we're winning and that's real important.

It wasn't long ago we had somebody in charge, that after we beat a houston team by 1 damyum point, we had a press conference where the person in charge at the time was saying a win like this helps to build confidence, now if you asked me what i'd rather hear shannon talking to the media after a loss or that " it builds confidence" bullshat after escaping with a win over texas, you already know.

So now, we're sittign here at 5 & 2, i'm pissed like alot of people because we lost, but the great news is why we lost can be fixed real easy, and when you're not losing games anymore because of a talent issue, than you'll always be able to fix things, and right now, we got a lot of fixable things than will be fixed moreso with experience from the coaching staff onto the players.

solar, as far as people comign on here like swamp donkey, F' em, if he's not going to be rational, we're going to meet force with retarded force. When i use certain words it's more so a figure of speech than a direct name call, certain things are expressed different, like somebody cracking a good joke, than right after that somebody might say, "boy you stupid" now if i say that on the net, somebody gone get offended, if i said it in person, you'd understand it more.

In this case be it on the net or in person swamp donkey made some retarded statement.

Back to the game, i'm not mad at none of the players, they played well enough to win, and their will be games where we will be in shoot outs from time to time, a game like saturday was one of those games where we needed an ed reed type moment where somebody would have just ripped the ball from randy phillips and housed it to put the game away, that's why you hearing a guy like randy phillips saying he should have took things into his own hands.

I'm sure it's a coach out their, but i'm going to go out on a limb and say 99% of coaches in amercia would not have ever wanted a player to what ed reed did to matt walters, but i'd say almost every coach would have loved the outcome.

So just like alot of times the offense has to bail the defense out, and the defense often times have to bail the offense out, so it is with the coaching staff, often times they are going to have to bail the players out.

That's the main thing though, why didn't we take away spiller and ford and make somebody else beat us, we'll let the coaches answer that 1.

manny had a good breakdown over their about spiller, while he had over 300 all purpose yards, it wasn't like he was killing us all game.

The main thing though you gotta give the coaches credit for clemson for, they ran everything off of the threat spiller and ford. The problem more so with our defense had more to do with we never put doubt in kyle parkers mind and force him to have to adjust mentally, by that i mean, bring everybody up to the line of scrimmage and force him to think we're blitzing, etc. etc, and than dropping people back into coverage and bring heat from different directions.

A game like saturday was one of those games where a bill young defense would have worked real well. He would have forced havoc. Anyway, i'm over that loss, i'm surprised myself, these guys on the team do not have a loser's mentality, they don't want to lose games, don't wory about if we can go 10 & 2 or not, just know that we got a team that's going to fight every game to try and win it, we got alot of players on this team with alot of pride.

They will finish the season as strong as they can, let's go coach hurtt.


It can't be disputed, if shannon was to stay or leave today, he has left this program in better shape than when he took over it
Posted by: Calvin | October 26, 2009 at 09:02 AM

Nuff said


What's up space? I haven't been on in a while. This place is too addicting and it was affecting my grades! lol. Saturday's loss was definitely one of the toughest reg season losses I have in recent memory. I think the only other that's up there was our trip to VTech when DeAngelo Williams and crew just raped us. But even still, I think this one takes the cake. What a roller coaster of a game.

I'm not really understanding the criticism placed on either coordinator. Lovett has a defense that has been absolutely decimated by injuries. Why on earth would we blitz more after SS got hurt?? That would just leave us even more vulnerable in coverage.

Whipple was screwed no matter what. If he threw the ball more and Jacory threw his 4th, yes 4th int of the game people would be on here saying "what the hell was whipple thinking??? Damien Berry and Coop were running well all game. All we needed was 3 yards" blah blah blah. Fact is we moved the ball for a good portion of the game. We scored 30 pts with a lot of penalties and 3 turnovers, and people are hatin'. Makes no sense to me

I was really down Sat, but there's no point in staying down on this team because there are SO MANY more positives than negatives for our football program right now. If someone would've told me we'd be 5-2 with 3/4 starting DL out for the year, both safeties injured, and AJ missing games I would say you're crazy. Yet here we are!



As I'm sure most of you already knew, Keion Payne has us as his leader. OSU, Tenn, and WVU are his other leaders. He also said we're in the lead for Linder as well

Asked why Miami is the leader, he responded..

"Because it's the U"

I like him already!

The U

Da U N Houston

Good morning Canespace, was too upset to even look on the internet yesterday, after the lost, every TV sport station was announcing the lost, like they were too happy! (Or maybe I was being sensitive)....Either way, phcuk it, lets regroup and focus on Wake Forest. This has turned out to be a huge game b/c this is our make or break game. This game will tell if us we have matured to being a true top 25 team. if we bounce back and handle business we are ok, but if this is even close, or (can't even come to say it), then our season is lost. (Just being honest)........

Defense, phcuk it, we NEED to blitz, just bring one extra!!! We have been having this issue for a couple of weeks, bring pressure, if we feel our DB's can't cover, find someone who can and bring the heat!!!!!

Face it, we just can't cover on kickoff, find ways of making our weakness a strength, squib, or something...can we recruit a kicker who can kick it out of the endzone ot to the 5?, all the other programs in the nation can, but we can't?????

Ok, let me quit b!tching, and get ready for Wake!!!!!!!

Sarasota 'cane


Swamp Donkey and his Minion's are Gator Fan's in drag! I think these fool's think they actually affect recruting with their nonsense! I mean why else would a rival fan come into a "managed" blog and try to stay under the radar while espousing the same ridiculous message that they spew on the public blogs?

Here is Swamp Donkey's (Gibby's) post on The Sentinel AFTER he was kicked off of Canespace:

1. How many more games do we have to watch with missed tackle after missed tackle after missed tackle. Wow nice hit on the TE, Sharpton (ala fat slow Glen Cook) too bad you dont wrap up EVER

2. Why why why were our DB's consistenty playing soft on the line of scrimmage? No safety help EVER. Telemaque?

3. Why is there absolutely NO player development whatsoever by this coaching staff?

4. Randy really wasnt a great DC IMO. Assistant of the year but with Schiano's guys. If you look, when those guys left and he had to develop his own defensive unit, the defense regressed every year.

5. BRING BACK TUBERVILLE!!! before it is too late

Posted by: Gibby | October 25, 2009 at 09:18 PM

If you didn't see the game, would you think UM put up 37 points on Saturday? Would you think UM lost in OT? This guy is a nut! Here is his response this AM after I responded to that garbage post, notice that he is back in full flame mode:

At least you can look forward to a pre Christmas bowl and a blowout loss. Your defense is in SHAMBLES.

The first four games made you forget the ENORMOUS red flags. They never went away



Posted by: We's building depths | October 26, 2009 at 07:36 AM

Let's stop pretending that these fool's are coming in here for rational debate. They have an agenda when they come on the UM blogs. They want to incite discontent among the fans AND UM's recruit's! "We's building depths" is a schizophrenic "D" Bag with over 100 aliases.

The thing to watch for is they never get off of the "fire Randy", "Is Randy the right guy?", "Randy can recruit, but..." garbage! It's easy to sit back and pick apart team mistakes with 20/20 hindsight, but fire Randy? After all he's done? After all the great moves he's made? With all of our injured guy's AND new recruit's coming back/in?

It's absurd! Randy is Randy! And I agree that the heat of battle is the cause of their reactions at the end of the half! Look at the way UM played in the second half. If there was any hard feelings do U think we would have been there at the end? That game was a classic, we're just not used to being on the receiving end of a classic! We know how Clemson feels right now more than THEY know how they feel! That's why we're here! We feed on that feeling like it's a drug!

This team IS young, this team IS injured, and this team IS going to overcome the adversity that it is currently faced with. These are not EXCUSES, these are facts! If Spence is out for the rest of the year.... Whooooa Nelly, we could be looking at some REAL adversity for the remainder of the year! So let's fire Randy?

I know I'm long winded this morning but I want to remind the legion of an incredible oportunity that sits before us for NEXT year. With the NFL's collective bargaining agreement set to expire in 2011, there are predictions that a "flood" of juniors (and even some redshirt sophmores) are going to hit the draft with the seniors this year. UM will most likely lose a couple themselves, but with 53 freshman and sophmores on our team, many of which who play, UM should be at a GREAT advantage once the dust clears. Couple this with a projected top 10 recruiting class this year and next, and I'd be really afraid to have to un into this train in the years to come! These kid's are growing up like a bunch of rabid pitbull's backed into a corner, and their bite is going to hurt bad when they retaliate! And I'll be right there for every wonderful minute of it!

Thank you Randy & Co. for all the good times, present AND future!

Go 'canes!


Thank you Randy & Co. for all the good times, present AND future!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 26, 2009 at 09:51 AM

Now THAT my friends is a HURRICANE fan!


Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 26, 2009 at 09:51 AM

Great post!


sarasota Cane, keep sniffing em out dawg, you see cav keeps staying on their azz when he finds em as well. These fake dudes showing up all of a sudden after a loss, if they were smart, they'd come in and post after we won to with some of the same crticism.

here's the real deal, in the last so called head coaches 3rd year,(hell even in the 1st year i saw it)you could see the program was in decline, but more importantly, their were only 2 games durign that time where i can remember we actually dominated and opponent old school Canes style, and it still was really all on defense, but that was the north carolina game and the virginia tech game, i'm not going to add the SEAN TAYLOR Fsu game in their.

Now we take a look at shannon's tenure, the g-tech game was the 1st real domination game for him in the sense that the team we played were supposed to be better this year, had no major injuries and they got shut down and full strength, so much so, their headcoach took out his star runningback seeing that the long haul was worth more than the punishment that night.

In shannon's 3rd year, at least when we're winning by 1point it's against oklahoma(although banged up)and not houston. Nobody dreaded going thru this schedule on the team, and they all realized the opportunity they had in front of them and tried to seize it as well, they're all doign a great job at working hard.

By the way, i knew right when they play happened that spence was about to get hurt, you could se the o-lineman going straight for spences legs, than the camera shot somewhere else, when they said we had a player down i already knew it was spence.

That's not football right their that's bullshat ball, you rarely see if at all other teams we play have players laying on the ground because of cheap shots from us, when they lay on the ground from us, it's because they got blasted from a real football hit, not that cheap dirty crap.

Had to swich gears on that, but i did want to say this, when you bring in a young linebacker, me personally, i think the best way to get him involved is to just let him go blitz the qb, and with buchanon and his speed, i wouldn't hesistate to see if he can go get the qb 1st and than work em from their.

Gin & Tonic

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.




Sarasota, right on! I am dissappointed but there is no way in hell I thought we would be 5-2 at this point of the season. I think for us to really get back to dominance we need 1-2 dominant DL who are relentless and demand double teams. At this time we do not have that! RS, get the boys refocused we still have a long season ahead of us! GO CANES


Bill King let me yap a bit this morning on Rivals radio. HAHA!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Are the Canes waiting to win an NC every 10 years???? look at it this way, 1991 nat champs, 2001 nat champs, i'm afraid that we might be undefeated or become a one loss team in 2010 and still get snubbed in the NC just like in 2000, and then win it the following year which is 2011, that is 10 years after the last one we had, history repeating itself???? i think so!


My blood pressure is now under control again. I am as normal as I will ever be, just saying.
Go canes.


Few points about the game:

1. Fan support is awful! 40k (I'd say more like 30-35k). That is a joke pure and simple!

2. I love JH's attitude of wanting to score on every possession, but his decision making costs UM possibly games, field position, points, etc.

3. I see this on all levels both in college and NFL, but why can't anyone cover a TE STANDING STILL in between 3-4 defenders? I don't care if they are in zone or not, if there is only one receiver near you COVER THEM!

4. Special teams is awful, period.

5. Can the defense blitz maybe once a series just to keep the offense guessing? You need creativity on defense as well as offense.

6. Penalties, penalties, penalties. When are they going to stop? Practically double digits every game!

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: THE MAN | October 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM

You see legion, they come in al shapes and sizes! Accentuate the negative, never a word about the positive. It's a hidden agenda being conducted by a schizophrenic Gator troll!

The smell of Gator dung is unique, as well as repulsive!

Hey Swamp Donkey!

Go 'canes!


That was the first game where I wondered where our crowd was. It was like a Marlins game


I try to avoid swamp azz at all costs.


sarasota Cane, like in transformers 2 where iron hide said, "he's here, i can smell em"!


I just want someone to level that dirty ass walking pile of monkey crap Joe Birdsong, for Wake Forest

He's the one that threw his elbow out at Sam Shields last year on the sidelines, tagged Shields right in the upper chest when Shields was trying to slow down off of running a long reverse kickoff return .. and Shields went flying, horizontally and landed on his back

I'd love to see a Riley Skinner INT and Birdsong jogging down the field, not paying attention, while one of the Miami DLineman come up and smash him in the earhole to the ground



Thanks Sarasota for that enlightenment. Why in the world would you talk about positives during a loss? If you were smart, you would talk about the negatives and what to do to correct them. If it makes you feel better here are a couple positives...

1. Damien Berry is the best back on this team. PERIOD!

2. Miami's WR's are the best all around in the country.

Does that make you feel better?


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.


six, i got good news for you, this year sam shields is on defense............................................wasn't birdsong an offensive lineman, HERE'S HOPING SHIELDS GET A PERSONAL FOUL PENALTY, for blasting his azz. shields might just dominate this game this weekend though, i know if i was him, i'd definitely be on the edge of fighting if a guy like birdsong was out their. eammates would have to tell me to stay focus the whole game, on running plays i'm going straight at birdsong to take him out from blocking anybody else.

Sarasota 'cane

Does that make you feel better?

Posted by: THE MAN | October 26, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Say whatever you want "The Man", I'll do the same!

Hey Swamp Donkey!

Go 'canes!

Go 'canes!


Sota...The Man didn't say anything out of line, chill out bro! Disagreement is OK, just not personal attacks, name calling, trolling and picking fights.


My blood pressure is now under control again. I am as normal as I will ever be, just saying.
Go canes.

Posted by: fran | October 26, 2009 at 10:43 AM




That was the first game where I wondered where our crowd was. It was like a Marlins game

Posted by: aqua | October 26, 2009 at 10:58 AM

It was sad, friggin SAD!

Sarasota 'cane

Sorry Swamp Donkey!

Go 'canes!



After starting the season 3-1 I was feelin' the way the season was going. Even after Saturday's loss, I'm still feelin' the way the season is going because I see a team that will probably win their last 5, finish 10-2 & play in a pretty good bowl game.

What I'm not feelin' is the approach the coaches are taking into games. The coaches should just follow their own blueprint they used to avenge last years loss to GaTech. TAKE AWAY WHAT THE OTHER TEAM DOES BEST!

Everybody in the nation knows if you load up on VaTech's run game & force Tyrod Taylor into 3rd & longs against the blitz he nuts up. The coaches let the Hokies play in their comfort zone. Saturday was know different. Everyone knows Clemsons only threats are Spiller & Ford. Scheme to take them away or at least make it hard to use their strengths(speed). "Thats ok" the coaches said with a "kool aid" smile. We'll be good sports & see if Spiller can beat our LB's in a race to the end zone. Since the d-line was shutting down the run with a 4 man front, blitz to get pressure on the pass. Anytime their QB got pressured, he nutted up. The biggest reason the defense doesn't create a lot of turnovers is because the opposing QB can sit in the pocket comfy & cozy without consequence. If the coaches scheme is to just do what they do & dare you to beat their athletes, when they play a team with athletes close to theirs, the team can get beat simply by being outschemed.

If the coaches don't tighten up on this, we'll be waiting until 2011 to see a championship. When the team has more talent, depth & experience than everybody...



Do me a favor & post that ^^^ on the new blog at 1pm? I don't know how to do it.

I would appreciate it...


Calvin - I like Shields, love his heart & what he did to try and help the team by moving to DB in his final year

Ya, Birdsong is an OLineman. Shields is going to have to completely hulk up on Birdsong to blast him, it's about a 110 lb difference between the two. Maybe just keep running in and chipping him as much as possible during each play until the whistle blows


No worries 86, it's impossible for me to be offended by someone typing on the internet.


The U


The U


No worries 86, it's impossible for me to be offended by someone typing on the internet.

Posted by: THE MAN | October 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM

I am offended that I can't offend you. : )

Cat 5 Cane



Dang...what we did have, 350 people at that game? That was pathetic even for us. Sad....just sad. Please take down that picture of our players about to take the field. It's embarassing.

orange 'n green in the vein


Your QB thinks the world is 8,000 years old, that was before his concusion BTW. Go back to paying attention to your 2nd place program in it's finest season in history, allow the Hurricanes to finish keeping you where you belong, behind them, on their own schedule and pray that CUM doesn't take the money when the NFL comes calling to Gaineshell this year. You really should be spending your time more productively you little troll.


Dont know who has commented on this but winning the ACC has not motivated us since we joined. Being "disrespected" or low in the polls motivates but not this ACC shi! We got more "up" for big east opponents. Its the darndest thing... I dont get it.

We had hardly any one there sat and the U still made more $ than if we had 70 at the old OB. I was with a Clemson fan and he said b4 we moved fields that many teams, players and esp fans, had this view that the old OB was literally a scary place. They werent sure if they would get robbed or make it out of little havana etc...b (Love it!)
We know the truth but we borderline have no home field advantage anymore... Hate Landshark... hate it... always have...


Dang...I say one thing someone doesn't agree with and my post gets deleted. Some serious censorship going on here...


My bad. Post wasn't deleted, I messed up on my end. Apologies for the censorship comment.


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