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November 30, 2009

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moneycane

Daytona I agree CFB is better when the big boys are on top ( Does this include BYU). Where was Patterson before he took over TCU. I didn't hear much about him until that one year when TCU beat the Sooners at home.

macjones de Albuquerque

as much as it pains us to say it, ND, along with all the other traditional powers, is good for college football. you guys don't want to see teams like TCU, Boise State, and Utah in the major bowl games? then the traditional powers must return to prominence.

Posted by: Daytoncane | November 30, 2009 at 03:12 PM

aU Contraire good Cane Dayton fan, regarding the Notre Dame's and Herbie CornSUXKER programs returning to elite status in major college football.

And yes, I don't mind seeing the T.C.U.'s and or Utah's of college football being considered college football powerhouses every three or four years.

moneycane

ACC players of the week via ESPN blog


OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Orlando Franklin, Miami, OL, Jr., 6-7, 318, Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)

Miami junior offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, making his first career start at left tackle, helped anchor the Hurricane offensive line that paved the way for 401 total yards of offense, the fifth time in the last games Miami has racked up at least 400 total yards, in a 31-10 win over in-state rival South Florida. Franklin also cleared space for a Hurricane rushing attack that recorded 240 yards, including 100-yard rusher Damien Berry, and graded out at 95 percent with four pancake blocks. He also limited South Florida’s two-time All-American defensive end George Selvie to three tackles.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Darryl Sharpton, Miami, Sr., MLB, 6-0, 235, Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables)

Miami middle linebacker Darryl Sharpton was honored as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second time in a row as he matched a career-high with 12 tackles in Miami’s win over South Florida. Sharpton also notched 12 tackles last week in the Hurricanes’ win against Duke. He also caused a fumble, which led to Miami’s second touchdown of the game and a 14-0 lead over the Bulls. Sharpton leads all Hurricanes with 91 tackles, including 55 solo stops, and seven tackles for loss this season.

moneycane

Forgot one


SPECIALIST: Matt Bosher, Miami, K/P, Jr., 6-5, 205, Jupiter, Fla. (Jupiter)

Miami junior kicker/punter Matt Bosher’s second Specialist of the Week honor of 2009 comes after he connected on a 32-yard field goal and converted all four of his point-after-touchdown attempts in the Hurricanes’ victory against South Florida. His made kicks extend his streak to 12 consecutive field goals, which ranks second both for a single season and a career, and 88 consecutive PATs, which ranks third all-time in school history. Bosher also punted four times and totaled 179 yards for a 44.8 yards per punt average, and landed two kicks inside South Florida’s 20-yard line.

Nashvillecane

> Posted by Shandel Richardson on November 30, 2009 03:26 PM

The Miami Hurricanes had four players selected to the All-ACC first-team on Monday.
They were defensive tackle Allen Bailey, cornerback Brandon Harris, kicker Matt Bosher and tackle Jason Fox. Bosher was also the second-team punter.Linebackers Darryl Sharpton and Colin McCarthy both made second-team.
Coastal Division champ Georgia Tech led the conference six selections, including five on offense. Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech all tied with players.
Here are the full teams:
Offense
QB-Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech (50)
RB-Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (67)
RB-Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (63)
WR-Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech (63)
WR-Donovan Varner, Duke (50)
TE-George Bryan, NC State (39)
TE-Michael Palmer, Clemson (39)
OT-Jason Fox, Miami (57)
OT-Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (53)
OG-Rodney Hudson, Florida State (54)
OG-Cord Howard, Georgia Tech (47)
C-Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (45)
K-Matt Waldron, Virginia Tech (27)
K-Matt Bosher, Miami (27)
Spc-C.J. Spiller, Clemson (76)
Defense
DE-Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech (76)
DE-Robert Quinn, North Carolina (69)
DT-Nate Collins, Virginia (47)
DT-Allen Bailey, Miami (38)
LB-Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech (65)
LB-Luke Kuechly, Boston College (53)
LB-Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina (44)
LB-Alex Wujciak, Maryland (44)
CB-Kendric Burney, North Carolina (59)
CB-Brandon Harris, Miami (41)
S-DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson (57)
S-Deunta Williams, North Carolina (53)
P-Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech (57)
SECOND TEAM

Offense
QB-Thaddeus Lewis, Duke (18)
RB-C.J. Spiller, Clemson (62)
RB-Montel Harris, Boston College (39)
WR-Torrey Smith, Maryland (25)
WR-Jacoby Ford, Clemson (24)
TE-Greg Boone, Virginia Tech (16)
OT-Ed Wang, Virginia Tech (31)
OT-Chris Hairston, Clemson (26)
OG-Thomas Austin, Clemson (39)
OG-Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (37)
C-Matt Tennant, Boston College (29)
K-Casey Barth, North Carolina (21)
K-Will Snyderwine, Duke (21)
Spc-Torrey Smith, Maryland (17)
Defense
DE-Patrick Sapp, Clemson (29)
DE-Willie Young, NC State (24)
DE-Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (24)
DT-Marvin Austin, North Carolina (32)
DT-John Russell, Wake Forest (29)
LB-Vincent Rey, Duke (29)
LB-Darryl Sharpton, Miami (21)
LB-Bruce Carter, North Carolina (17)
LB-Colin McCarthy, Miami (17)
LB-Dekoda Watson, Florida State (17)
CB-Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (26)
CB-Patrick Robinson, Florida State (26)
S-Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (51)
S-Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (24)
P-Matt Bosher, Miami (37)

how many players made it the previous 2 yrs???? Improvement shown

16 grams

thanks for the list.. but i'm surprised that Hankerson and his 700yds pluss didn't make at least the 2nd team.

JSQ

I forgot Orlando Franklin is from Delray. You think he wants to come to PBCC's "The U" premier party at my house? I bet Orlando LOVES stadium cake. ;-)

RBLCane

THREE Canes voted ACC Players of the Week!

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Orlando Franklin, Miami, OL, Jr., 6-7, 318, Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)

Miami junior offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, making his first career start at left tackle, helped anchor the Hurricane offensive line that paved the way for 401 total yards of offense, the fifth time in the last games Miami has racked up at least 400 total yards, in a 31-10 win over in-state rival South Florida. Franklin also cleared space for a Hurricane rushing attack that recorded 240 yards, including 100-yard rusher Damien Berry, and graded out at 95 percent with four pancake blocks. He also limited South Florida’s two-time All-American defensive end George Selvie to three tackles.


DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Darryl Sharpton, Miami, Sr., MLB, 6-0, 235, Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables)

Miami middle linebacker Darryl Sharpton was honored as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second time in a row as he matched a career-high with 12 tackles in Miami’s win over South Florida. Sharpton also notched 12 tackles last week in the Hurricanes’ win against Duke. He also caused a fumble, which led to Miami’s second touchdown of the game and a 14-0 lead over the Bulls. Sharpton leads all Hurricanes with 91 tackles, including 55 solo stops, and seven tackles for loss this season.


SPECIALIST: Matt Bosher, Miami, K/P, Jr., 6-5, 205, Jupiter, Fla. (Jupiter)

Miami junior kicker/punter Matt Bosher’s second Specialist of the Week honor of 2009 comes after he connected on a 32-yard field goal and converted all four of his point-after-touchdown attempts in the Hurricanes’ victory against South Florida. His made kicks extend his streak to 12 consecutive field goals, which ranks second both for a single season and a career, and 88 consecutive PATs, which ranks third all-time in school history. Bosher also punted four times and totaled 179 yards for a 44.8 yards per punt average, and landed two kicks inside South Florida’s 20-yard line.


LET'S GO CANES!!!!

RBLCane

Haha! They forgot to mention Bosher's TD- and momentum-saving tackle!! GO CANES!

RBLCane

Unbeliavable that Jacory didn't make All-ACC!

Hope he uses this as motivation during the bowl game and next season (motivation to NOT throw any more picks!).

GO CANES!

USAFCane

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Darryl Sharpton, Miami, Sr., MLB, 6-0, 235, Coral Gables, Fla. (Coral Gables)

Miami middle linebacker Darryl Sharpton was honored as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second time in a row as he matched a career-high with 12 tackles in Miami’s win over South Florida. Sharpton also notched 12 tackles last week in the Hurricanes’ win against Duke. He also caused a fumble, which led to Miami’s second touchdown of the game and a 14-0 lead over the Bulls. Sharpton leads all Hurricanes with 91 tackles, including 55 solo stops, and seven tackles for loss this season.


Posted by: moneycane | November 30, 2009 at 03:

pretty good season fot the much maligned Sharpton, I've always liked him. I believe he was a LOF pick last season. He just needed one more season.

USAFCane

pretty good season fot the much maligned Sharpton, I've always liked him. I believe he was a LOF pick last season. He just needed one more season.


Posted by: USAFCane | November 30, 2009 at 04:25 PM

I meant my LOF pick.

CaneRock

Doed anybody think that Whipple's name may be floating around out there as a HCing candidate...

JSQ

Doed anybody think that Whipple's name may be floating around out there as a HCing candidate...

Posted by: CaneRock | November 30, 2009 at 04:29 PM

I think any talk like that probably died down around the same time the Jacory for Heisman and 6th national championship (actually 7th, damn you luckeyes) talk went away. I think people see Whipple is good, but definitely not a miracle worker or anything, and has some stubborn tendencies. Don't get me wrong, I love him, it's JMO.

DZ8

No. Whipple is an older coach. He needs a 'without-a-doubt' type of offensive season from the Canes. The only names floating around are either the young up-n-coming coaches (Kelly, Harbaugh, Patterson) or the older established coaches (Davis, Spurrier).

16 grams

Whipple hasn't been a head coach for many years.. But come the end of next season that won't matter and I can see him leaving for a HC job.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Explain to me how.

Posted by: Loco | November 30, 2009 at 02:59 PM

>>>>>

From both a players and a spectator's sport, nothing else comes close to football.

From a players perspective, nothing else demands as much mentally and physically, except boxing and wrestling but neither of those sports have the word TEAM. And with that word, the potential for glory and shame makes it peerless. Consider....on every single play in football EVERYONE must not only understand their job but they MUST execute it. If one single person makes a mistake the entire play can backfire or collapse, even if EVERYONE ELSE DOES THEIR JOB.

No other sport is even vaguely close to this, esp not soccer.

In football alone you see the twin glory's of achievement and sacrifice intertwined on EVERY SINGLE PLAY.

The epitome of achievement is what....THE TACKLE.

The epitome of sacrifice is what....THE BLOCK.

But when coaches unite players into a single will, the lines between self-sacrifice and self-glory become blurred.

When players no longer see themselves as individuals but as a single unit, they enjoy as much self-glory from BLOCKING as they do from TACKLING. And they willingly sacrifice their individual glory by following their assignments so that someone else can make a sack or TFL.

In this way, the normally narrow and small soul/mind is transformed into something noble and worthy of admiration and emulation, whether blocking or tackling, whether making an incredible catch or an incredible run.

Why do you think Randy Shannon had that 2007 team watching the HBO show "Band of Brothers?" Because football is identical to war in terms of what it requires of each member of the team. Football is also identical to any large-scale manufacturing in terms of everyone having responsibilities that impact the entire team/company. Don't believe me?? Ask Firestone.

Football is also the ground for constantly testing and tempering courage, strength and will, as well as agility, both mental and physical. Because it is a face to face collision sport, only boxing and wrestling can claim similar attributes.

Furthermore, strategically and tactically, no team sport is anywhere near football. The sheer range of possibilities on any given football play dwarfs everything else.

The lessons that are contained within football, its essence, are the same as those necessary for achievement in life.

At the U, you see this combination of factors taken to an even higher level with the addition and fusion of the greatest desire for individual glory combined with the greatest desire for team glory. This is unprecedented and as yet unduplicated.

Soccer, like any sport where running is required and competition exists, is demanding and rewarding in its own ways, but football towers over it and everything else when all the factors are considered.

From a spectators perspective, football is without equal simply because of the dramatic potential of each and every moment. The violence of hits. The beauty and grace of QB throws and WR catches. The incredible displays of strength, speed and power from RBs. And its all completely unpredictable. Games can change and see-saw on a single play. Momentum plays with each team, back and forth.

Soccer's a nice sport. I'd put it somewhere near Lacrosse and Field Hockey as a spectator.

I'd say hockey and basketball come the closest of all the team sports, because there are elements of self-sacrifice, esp. in hockey.

Now as an American, of course I want Us to dominate it like everything else and will cheer for our guys like I'm watching the U but after that, I couldn't care less. '

I do think soccer is good for our young men who aren't football types and should be doing something physically vigorous and rewarding.

But as a sport, there's nothing even vaguely close to football.


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dayton, you're right about Patterson for ND but I'll bet these fools still are delusional about the attractiveness of the ND job and think some NFLer wants it.

Patterson has a nice gig down there though. I'm sure he's treated like a god after this year. Plus, TX has a solid in-state recruiting system, unlike ND.

It all depends on whether he and the Mrs. want all that scrutiny.

16 grams

I've had heated debates about what is an athlete.. now i'm not gonna write a page but I'll say this...
FOOTBALL IS THE ULTIMATE TEAM SPORT-

Baseball players are not athletes..

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

USAF, I'm with you on Sharpton. Very, very happy for the young man and I was one of the most vocal critics of his play but he has seriously done a 180.

Maybe it's because this was his 1st full season at the Mike.

Cat 5 Cane

69... where's jello...

CGNC

Cav - hockey rocks

Nashvillecane

Don't kno if u guys and girl heard but taylor cook and cannon smith decided to transfer...what are the canes going to do if j12 goes down...how cud Shannon let this happen????lol

solarcane

Unbeliavable that Jacory didn't make All-ACC!

cfsc as much as we love the improvement JH is over the last 3 or 4 qbs we've had, he really isn't all ACC yet.
He started out like there was no topping
him, but his numbers fell as the season went on.

Jacory's -218 yds rushing and 17 ints came back to haunt him.

Jacory was 3ed in the ACC in Passing yds avg,.

5th in passing eff.

5th total offense

Russel Wilson another ACC soph had 31 tds and 4 ints.

Jacory will be back as a junior bigger stronger and smarter as far as turnovers, he should be that guy next year.

peace

solarcane

Baseball players are not athletes..

I hope you don't run into Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders with out a really big stick.

peace

Loco - looking for quality christmas gifts?  check out www.cutco.com and then email me at tjl516@aol.com

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | November 30, 2009 at 04:39 PM

I've had heated debates about what is an athlete.. now i'm not gonna write a page but I'll say this...
FOOTBALL IS THE ULTIMATE TEAM SPORT-

Baseball players are not athletes..

Posted by: 16 grams | November 30, 2009 at 04:46 PM

Having played multiple sports and officiated even more, I couldn't agree with you more about soccer and baseball. That's great.

But I beg to differ that football is the "ultimate team sport". That it is NOT.

Any sport where a player can take the ball, run 70 yards BY HIMSELF, get tracked down by a defender and the team still be in a good position, is NOT an ultimate team sport. Yes, it takes all 11, but what about every other sport where doing something on your own will cost the team?

Its great that the running back possesses so much strength, speed and power, but you can train a couple people to do that. What if you needed EVERY player to be able to do that, at least to some extent, as well as be able to be able to specialize in certain places?

In football, the hits are so big because players wear so much protection that they can lay that plastic into somebody with little return harm. That plastic makes it look a lot bigger than it is.

constantly testing? The players get to rest. Every play, and during plays. 3-5 seconds at a time is all that is required of them. 7-9 on a long play.

I can name a couple sports that demand more mentally AND physically than football. Or at least one.

Don't get me wrong, football is a great sport. I loved playing it and enjoy watching it, and will always cheer on my Canes. But one day the US will catch up with the rest of the world.

Football came from the quintessential sport. As a matter of fact, so did soccer.

Loco - looking for quality christmas gifts?  check out www.cutco.com and then email me at tjl516@aol.com

And I forgot to mention:

EVERYbody has to block, EVERYbody has to tackle. There's no special protection for a player just because that player plays a "special" position.

Loco                                                    - for holiday gifts look at www.cutco.com then email me at tjl516@aol.com

Deion Sanders with out a really big stick.

peace

Posted by: solarcane | November 30, 2009 at 05:16 PM

In fairness, Neon Deion was a football player as well

solarcane

In fairness, Neon Deion was a football player as well

I think I heard Bo Jackson could play a little football

I'll go ahead and speak for my man Six on the same subject.

Tell me Rickey Henderson wasn't as good an athelete as anyone playing any sport anytime..

peace

DZ8

Loco

U need to let the newcomers here know what sport you ARE talking about. Bowling right?

DZ8

But one day the US will catch up with the rest of the world.

Football came from the quintessential sport. As a matter of fact, so did soccer.

Posted by: Loco - looking for quality christmas gifts? check out www.cutco.com and then email me at tjl516@aol.com | November 30, 2009 at 05:22 PM

DANGER! Will Robinson...DANGER!

Daytoncane

cav, i agree with you that football is a hell of a sport that takes a toll on your body (believe me, i know).

but i also wrestled too and i must say that wrestling is by far harder than football.

you're right in that football is the ultimate team sport. but that's exactly what it is, a TEAM sport. in wrestling, or boxing/MMA for that matter, you are out there alone on an island.

if you miss a block in football the RB can make a move to get free or just break the tackle. if you miss a tackle someone else is there to clean up your mistake. that doesn't happen in wrestling.

those few minutes that you are on the mat can be very lonely sometimes. if you mess up there is no one to blame except yourself. and there is no stoppage in between plays. the most rest you get is in between periods (if you make it that far) or when you step out of the circle.

and wrestling made me a MUCH tougher football player. i wouldn't have been able to do some of the things i did without it. but this is just my personal opinion.

Cat 5 Cane

As much as I don't like the Storm Trouper ALL white uniforms... anything is an improvement over the current shirts with the ribbing over the chest!


if keeping the new uniforms, at least add orange and green arm bands around each arm, to show mass and increase the width of the Numbers on the shirt.

orange shirts and white pants... my favorite!

solarcane

Those unis were for rivalry weekend...
well that and Nike's sneeky azz way to get fans to buy a billion replicas.

"orange shirts and white pants... my favorite!"

amen cat

peace


DallasTX Cane

agree - orange shirts and white pants

and the crazy, too much material, jersey flying everywhere 80's shirts please.

Daytoncane

U need to let the newcomers here know what sport you ARE talking about. Bowling right?

Posted by: DZ8 | November 30, 2009 at 05:41 PM

no. water polo

Old Skool

I keep waiting for the Tiger Woods jokes (Lee Corso jokes would be redundant). I haven't heard one yet.

But I did just write this ditty to avoid doing more work tonight

When Tiger strayed. Elin stayed
And took a club to the Escalade.
She broke each window just for luck.
And scratched his face, the stupid ____.

Old Skool

I think it would make a good jump-rope rhyme.

canechic

My kids when they were four could make up a better story than that of Tiger Woods and his soon to be ex-wife.

Cat 5 Cane

OHHH yeah... and add the U to the back of the pants... LOL, orange on one side and green on the other cheek!

canechic

RUGBY!!!

Old Skool

Canechic
I don't think she'll be an ex. He's worth a billion and supposedly he's now out shopping with Kobe Bryant.

Hello Harry Winston...

canezilla

damn i hope we go to orlando we reeeeeaaaaadddddddddyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

orange 'n green in the vein

On Pannuzi, I just want to say that I'm not so finished with him as others are on here. Not to make excuses but with the numbers on the roster so screwed up when the regime changed at the top, your team's depth is the first thing that gets whacked and especially hurt by that is your kick coverage teams first and foremost. Now in terms of execution of fakes and general performance there's a lot of promising signs I've seen, when UM fakes it, it usually works, the execution itself isn't horrible with the glaring example of a kicker going freelance with Spiller at the end of the 2nd half being the exception that proves the rule. But for me the clincher of why I'm not ready to call for Panuzzi to go is the fact that college football is a recruiting and development game first and foremost, the best teams are the ones who do those two things better than anybody else, and Panuzzi has pulled some key performers as a piece of that machine. I say that alone helps outweigh some of the deficiencies on gameday that I don't solely place at his feet from his phase of the game. I think next year with four years of recruiting to shore up the depth chart properly for the first time since Coach Davis was making the NSD decisions, we'll see a much more all around solid performance from the special teams. Heck, Futch alone is going to be the biggest difference if he can stay healthy.

Old Skool

When the truth about Tiger comes out, it's going to give a whole new meaning to one of his sponsor's taglines: "the best a man can get."

The NY Post will probably run that under photos of the mistress ... or the mistress and the wife.

canechic

Old Skool it is going to be a scandal! Gloria Allred is representing the mitress, she would not touch that girl if she had any thought her story was not true.

He needs to do his best A.Rod and come clean. "He made his bead now he has to sit in it." A. Rod

Oh and even as his ex she can still drain him dry.

solarcane

"Oh and even as his ex she can still drain him dry. "

ok skool i won't say it.

peace

Old Skool

Dang one of those hanging curves waiting to be whacked out of the park.

Thanks Solar.

KillerBeez41

What a great win on Saturday, the guys did a great job executing and dominating most of the game. I goes to show what can happen when they come out focused and ready. You also have to give it to the staff as well, they've done a good job all year long to get the team where they were. Were some games played worst than others, yeah, but you've got to expect that with a team dominated with underclassmen and injuries. Also, congrats to Randy for bringing Miami back to being respectable again. We all bitched and moaned about this and that, but at the end of the day you've gotta be impressed that every year the canes have improved under a third year head coach. Dont think for one second he satified either, he has a plan and he's executing it. Now if we can keep these coordinators here for some time its gonna be ugly. This was both Lovitts and Whipples first year installing new systems and the players did a great job of studying and knowing the plays and executing. Still a lot of work to be done and I look forward to the bowl game. Keep up the good work players and coaches. Nothing bad comes from hard work.

Old Skool

Solar
Speaking of which ... remember Carson and the "I'll be that makes his putter flutter" joke?

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