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November 17, 2009


Old Skool



Skool..U finally got it? NICE!


one of the best titles yet soupbone



Soiler...roger that!


Not #1!


Top 10!


National Passing Efficiency rank

Thad Lewis 46
Jacory Harris 26

Kellen Moore( Boise St) 1

Moore has 32 tds passes and 3 ints


Old Skool

Gracias 86.
I second Solar on the title. Good one.


Feed the ball to Berry, Coop and James 50+ carries get it to Byrdman and AJ short with dumpoffs to Blur and TC

They dont have the strength to hold up with us or the speed to keep us down

Simply gameplan

Now take what we have practiced all week and execute it out on the field today

No F`ing excuses!!!!!

Its Duke DAMNIT!!!!!


Total Offense
( this is where taking a sack kills your ranking, not to mention field position)

#2 Christian Ponder 321 yds per game

rush for 179 yds

yds per play 7.20

#19 Thad Lewis 269 yds per game

rush 51 yds

yds per play 6.02

#34 Jacory Harris 245 yds per game

rush -203 yds

yds per play 7.05



scoring offense

#25 Miami
#63 USF
#71 Duke

im jus saying



86...you get my email?


If you watched the duke, ga tech game then you know that duke is a non physical team little better than a D II football team. As a fan its a little hard to get up for duke and pretend that they are a good team.


I saw Asprilla signed with K.State (for hoops fans out there). He was the guy from our area who ended up at FIU and then elected to transfer, but obviously never ended up back at UM as originally had been hoped at one point.

BTW, if anyone is interested in the USF tickets, a pair in section 329, please e me at brainskin@yahoo.com. If nobody here wants them I'm going to let my friend who's trying to get rid of them know he's free to pass them along however he wants. I just wanted to give the folks here first chance to make sure they'd go to a Canes fan.

I see the Vandy TE verbal recruit has changed his mind and is heading to Stanford. I think Stanford is going to really start to pick things up.

Also, Alex Smith has changed his mind about Cinci. He's a good TE prospect. I wonder if UM is considering him or has any feelers going....


Duke comes into Saturday's game with an overall record of 5-5 and an Atlantic Coast Conference record of 3-3, with wins over NC State, Maryland and Virginia and losses to Virginia Tech, North Carolina and most recently, Georgia Tech. This past weekend in Durham, the Yellow Jackets defeated the Blue Devils, 49-10, at Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Blue Devils feature on the nation's top passing games, coming in ranked ninth in the FBS in passing offense (297 ypg). Veteran quarterback Thaddeus Lewis ranks third in the ACC in both passing yards per game (264.0) and total offense (269.1). He comes in with 2,640 yards passing, with 16 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 134.22 passing efficiency. Lewis has three main targets in the passing game - wide receivers Austin Kelly (47 rec., 501 yards), Donovan Varner (46 rec., 708 yards) and Conner Vernon (44 rec., 601 yards). All three average at least 50 yards receiving per game while combining on 11 of the team's 20 receiving touchdowns. The less frequently used running game has four backs over 100 yards this year but none that have hit the 200-yard mark yet. Desmond Scott has a team-high 197 yards on the ground while Re'quan Boyette (128 yards) leads the team with 62 carries.

On defense, linebacker Vincent Rey leads the team with 82 tackles and ranks fourth in the league with a 8.2 tackle per game average. Safety Catron Gainey is nearly as productive, ranking in a tie for eighth in the league with 7.3 tackles per contest. Cornerback Leon Wright has proven to be one of the ACC's top pass defender, coming in with five interceptions that he has returned for 146 yards this year. Defensive end Ayanga Okpokowuruk leads Duke in both tackles for a loss (7.0) and sacks (5.0).

Kicker Will Snyderwine is 12-of-14 on field goals this year - including 8-of-9 from 30-plus yards - while punter Kevin Jones averages 39.2 yards per punt.

In the return game, Johnny Williams averages 8.3 yards per punt return and 20.6 yards per kick return. Williams is joined by Vernon (24.6 ypr) on kickoff returns.


Senior James Dews led four Hurricanes in double figures as the University of Miami men's basketball team cruised to the 108-58 win over Nova Southeastern on Monday evening at the BankUnited Center.

Dews converted a career-high five-of-seven three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points as the Hurricanes hit 14 shots from long range at a 51.9 percent clip. It is the most three-point baskets since Miami hit a school-record 15 treys versus Georgetown on March 3, 1993. Six Hurricanes connected from beyond the arc on Monday, as Antoine Allen, Durand Scott, Malcolm Grant, Garrius Adams and Adrian Thomas added to the three-point barrage.

"Obviously we played very well," said sixth-year Miami head coach Frank Haith. "We shot the ball very well, I thought our defensive intensity was good in the first half. There were a lot of great things we saw out there today. We executed very well.

"This team is unique; we've got a lot of guys that can shoot the three ball. I think we can put four guys out there that can shoot the three at a time. Even when Cyrus [McGowan] is out there, he can shoot it, and so does Adrian. You saw Durand out there making threes tonight - all of our guys can make threes."


For the third straight fall, the Orange team has won the University of Miami baseball team's Orange-Green Fall World Series, picking up a 8-6 win Friday in the final game of this week's best-of-three series at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

After dropping the series opener, 10-5, on Monday, the Orange team responded with a 6-3 win on Wednesday to force Friday's third game.

With the scored tied 6-6 heading into the ninth, newcomers Frankie Ratcliff and Chris Pelaez smacked back-to-back homers to lead off the inning to put the Orange team up for good.

Iden Nazario earned his second win of the series, striking out two in a scoreless eighth. Dave Gutierrez also earned his second save of the series, striking out one in the ninth.

Yasmani Grandal earned MVP honors for the Orange team, going 7-for-13 with four doubles and three RBI in the series.

The Green team was led at the plate by Harold Martinez, who finished the series 5-for-11 with two homers and three RBI.


Sunday the 15th was my 29th birthday..I was suppose to go to the UNC game for my birthday, but it didnt work out...but let me tell you, I got the best 2 gifts.

First, my fiance got me a full size Canes helmet signed by the whole team and a glass case for it...second my 11yo son hand-made me a Hurricane field goal post out of wood, screws and twigs. He painted it orange and green and made a paper football so we can kick field goals. It was so awesome, maybe the best gift I ever got, he made it from scratch..just awesome


Bills owner Ralph Wilson said the following in a statement released by the team:

"I am announcing today that I am relieving Dick Jauron from his duties as our head coach, effective immediately. I have tremendous respect for Dick and thank him for all of his efforts during these past four years. While this was a very difficult decision, I felt that it is one that needed to be made at this time for the best interest of our team. We will now focus on moving forward and preparing for our game this week in Jacksonville."
The Bills announced Thursday night that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell would serve as interim head coach.

Jauron became the Bills' head coach in 2006, and the Bills went 7-9 in each of his first three seasons. Bills owner Ralph Wilson said this year that he was expecting a big turnaround, and he opened up his wallet for some expensive free-agent signings, including wide receiver Terrell Owens. But it hasn't worked, and now Jauron is out of work.

He previously served as the head coach of the Chicago Bears and the interim head coach of the Detroit Lions. His overall record as a coach is 60-82.


UMike...nice story. We missed U at the game. Happy birthday!


UMike - that's good stuff, real good stuff


Thanks 86


Canes baseball is here ... YES.


UMike- Happy BDay

2 very nice gifts they gave you


Six- You pre-gaming at the blue house for the Bucs game again this Sunday for 1040?


Sorry guys and gals,

I had to take a break. I was pretty upset over what went down this weekend.

Finally, this afternoon, I got caught up on all the articles around the 'net I had missed until today.

Plus, I had some other matters that needed my immediate and undivided attention.

U know how it is.


MM01...check your email. If nobody takes those two USF tickets off your hands by Friday, just mail them to me and I will pay you for them, no problem.

Also I need to know what shirt sizes U need? Canespace and ST#26?


Sebastian - ya, I'm supposed to be at the purple house. I think a lot of the show is going to be taped interviews which is easier ... seeing how you can only talk so much about how the Bucs are bad and the Saints are good


Six...can U hook MM01 up with one of those cute little vests U wear at games?


Six...Raycom is doing some UM basketball and baseball games this year. We are gonna hook up with them eventually and do some fun things. I'm all in!


I meant the purple house...sorry

But hey at least they arent the worst team in the league

Top 5 maybe but not the worst

Time to bring in Ndamukong Suh and do something with that whiffle ball D

Cat 5 Cane

Predict we win...by 30, well maybe 20, but then again it could be 10, but what if Jacory throws a deep ball, better make that 3...Hummmmmm... are we getting points this week?


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Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Thaddeus can ball. Our LBs and DBs are going to be tested all day. If our DL adopts its "home game" mentality, we should be fine.

DVD and Sam will really be tested.


86, no problem. I'll let U know.

What vest? Or should I even ask?...

86, I answered your last email.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer


you're exaggerating a little but I get it.

Jerome Brown did that once before the OU game

Shockey ate dirt in juco when his team lost

u wanna see a bad football player? Watch Ed Reed his first 2 years. U wouldve never thought he was gonna be a HOF'er

Posted by: aqua | November 17, 2009 at 02:22 PM


Aqua, I'm not so sure about the JB story. I'll have to check that.

But the Ed Reed story is why I say the jury's out on guys like C-Mac and Franklin. Sometimes it just takes a certain amount of time for things to "click."

But overall, all our Bosses are Bosses In Training, and that ain't nowhere near the same thing.


Shockey ate dirt in juco when his team lost

Posted by: aqua | November 17, 2009 at 02:22 PM

Actually he did it again on the practice field when Vilma covered him in a 1-on-1 drill. One of the back-up TE's at the time told me that story. He ate the dirt so he would "always remember what defeat tastes like"

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

As far a military comparisons, Shannon's probably got more Stonewall than Patton, He's more disciplinarian than showman and ,as a consequence, he's probably not good at the halftime speeches.

Leave those to Ed Reed

Posted by: Old Skool | November 17, 2009 at 02:41 PM


Old Skool you need to see his Duke '08 pre-game speech. Ed Reed has NOTHING on him. You should also see his post-game speech after Duke, I think it was.

Someone around here has the links.

I'd say he's a lot closer to Patton but still more Stonewallian, though not quite so aloof.


Aqua, I'm not so sure about the JB story. I'll have to check that.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | November 17, 2009 at 10:37 PM

It's true. JB told the refs before OU: "There's no need to flip the coin, just give them the ball at the 50. We are gonna beat them anyway."


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all righty then....


86 - I am mapping out the Hampton Inn from where I am staying in hopes we can meet up there. Just not sure what time i am arriving Friday night.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

86, haha, I love it. I just didn't know it was before the OU game. Dam. That is the very definition of Hurricane Football.

You should've said, "Joe Pannunzio, ARE YOU LISTENING???" Not that it would matter if he was listening.

If I were to criticize Jacory and Whipple for anything it would be their insistence on throwing deep balls when Jacory doesn't yet have the arm to really throw deep balls on a rope.

Add to that the fact that defenses are refusing to give up the deep ball, a trend that OU began and so began Jacory's INT spree. UCF did the same thing.

I don't know if Jacory's bull-headed or Whip is bull-headed or both, combined with youth.

To me, that's the one tactical ???, esp. since the OL has suddenly become porous. I'd expect more of a true West Coast offense with all these factors. That's more or less what UVA did to UNC.


86 - I am mapping out the Hampton Inn from where I am staying in hopes we can meet up there. Just not sure what time i am arriving Friday night.

Posted by: raizecane | November 17, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Anytime Friday night. Me and Mrs. 86 will be there on the patio until 10-11 PM and Canechic and Angry are going to show up late also. Are U staying there?


I had to go up to New York for a funeral and saw the game up there. I was internet less until now. I saw the game with someone who is not a college fan and only watched the game because he knew I wanted to watch it. It was interesting to see his perspective.

He found the game exciting. He loved the fake punt but he kept saying your QB throws the ball to the wrong team too much, lol. But he also was in awe of the reciever talent, and the quick strike nature of the offense. He thought the defense was horrible, even when I explained all the injuries he just didn't understand the lack of pressure on the QB (he is a big NY Giants fan). He kept saying you blitz at the 50 yard line not at your own thirty.

He said after the game, the quarterback play was terrible (I couldn't argue with that one) and that the defense was suspect. When I protested that this was a young team he kind of shrugged and said he didn't think that was the problem. He knew I was down in the dumps about the loss and changed subjects.

My own feeling was that we turned the ball over four times, and yet, if the defense stops them on the last drive, I think we win that game. Yeah, I know it is wrong to blame the defense when you turn the ball over like that. But historically, that has always been what great Miami teams have done. The pass INT by Darren Krein at Penn State in 1992? Matt Walters laterals to ED Reed against BC for 80 yards for touchdown in 2001? Sean Taylor against FSU in 2003?

This is what the current team has lacked for several years. A defensive player who can make an opponent pay the ultimate price for a mistake. I am not dissing any of the current players. But one of them, any of them, must help out the offense every now and then.

I know this is a yound team on both sides of the ball. And I know it is different with Ray Ray, Spence, Futch, and Forston out there. But we heard alot of great things about Telemaque, Buchanon, McGee, Harris, Brown (why do I bother?), Lewis and Regis. These guys have to step up. Football is really an attitude game. You decide you will do whatever it takes to get the job done and then you put your mind in the proper focus to do it. These guys have tremendous talent but they have to make it happen. Coaches coach up but players play. It is time for these guys to play.

Please don't think I am being hard on this team. I really enjoy watching them. But they are underachieving even with all the injuries. It is not coaching. It is these guys believing that they are better than the guy across the line and kicking butt. And, with one or two exceptions, our guys have more talent across the ball than their opponents.


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Posted by: 86Cane | November 17, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Thanks to all who commented.

If you haven't PLEASE do!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Man, i was so upset this couple of days, i was just not feeling like doing anything, laid on my bed feeling very depressed, i'm over it now though, i know for sure Jacory will bounce back, plus the fact my boy Pacman won his match made it a lil better, da U will demolish the blue demons on saturday with no mercy! let's take it out on duke, revenge has never been sweet, i hope the Canes go into that game and pretend they're seing carolina blues instead of durham blues.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

9 am tailgate, here i come!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Last home game everyone, let's get out there and make the best of it!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Miami 34, Duke 20

It's just so sad to think we can only win against the dookies by 2 tds, i truly hope they come out hungry for a 9-3 record and slaughter them blue demons til they can't handle it anymore and just start quitting by second half!

Jacory, it's the dookies, no excuses just like what the article on this blog said.

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