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November 08, 2009

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Feeling it this morning

Canes 31
NC 21

Go Canes

canezilla

yo

canezilla

saw the canespace banner hanging during the game.how many fans were there?they say 48,000 it looked like alot more

Lurker

Great article and I'm hoping it'll be like 38 - 0 but Butch will have them ready I'm sure. I think it will be a dogfight with the game being actually closer than the score I predicted would indicate.

Either way, the Canes have to go in to each and every one of the three remaining games like it's their most important game of the year...which each will be anyway.

Lurker

canezilla

What I noticed about halfway through the 2nd quarter is that there were a whole lot more people in the stadium than at kickoff. Did you or anyone else notice that or was I just seeing double?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dawg, apology accepted. Now, to turn over a new leaf tell us what you LIKED about yesterday's game. ;-)

For people who saw or watched the game, what did you see from the defense??

moneycane

Soup you're finally using that big head of yours for something other than a part time Macy's day parade float. I hope you're right about the UNC score. Imma go out on a limb an say Sam Sheilds gets in the endzone or has a pick. His hard work will pay off soon.

dawgmeatcane

Canes 27 Tarheels 17

moneycane

Cav what I saw from the D was that they were flyin around. Sometimes when I watch the opening kick-off I can tell how the game is gonna go. From the jump the team came out ready.

moneycane

Did you or anyone else notice that or was I just seeing double?

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | November 08, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Tripple C i noticed the same thing. At the start of the game it looked to be around 12k. Next thing I know the crowd looked around 45K or so.

canezilla

at halftime i was in the hallway and we saw about 3 bus loads of students leaving...wtf?its halftime they cant watch the whole game?

Lurker

Money,

Yeah, by the half it definitely looked to be well over 40K and it sound like over 60K when pimp ran that punt back

Gin & Tonic

It's good to get Brown and McGee out on the field and get some game experience this year.

Randy is close to pulling this program back to elite level. In the first half yesterday with the blocked punts and the Int, it was like Miami was doing everything they could to keep UVA in the game and they still blasted them by 5 touchdowns.

moneycane

Anyone hear J12 call Collier slow in his WQAM postgame interview. I thought that was funny.

CanesAddiction

Imma go out on a limb an say Sam Sheilds gets in the endzone or has a pick. His hard work will pay off soon.

Posted by: moneycane | November 08, 2009 at 11:08 AM

That certainly is going out on a limb! Especially considering that teams are almost exclusively going at him and he's never gotten his hand on a ball.

pb(CSROH10)

Crowd was definitely late arriving.

I walked up right up at kickoff and 75% of the tailgaters were still in the parking lot.

Crowd was ok, not great but not as bad as we have seen.

shwarma

86 - I am thinking the article I wrote at the beginning of the year might make sense given all these discussions about crowd attendance. I can't seem to find it on my comp but if you still have it send back to me and I will rework to be more relevant for this year.

moneycane

C'mon CanesAddiction give SS a break. He has 2 PBU this year. And if Micanor can do it so can SS.

pb(CSROH10)

Sam must have watched film leading up to this week and thanked God he was finally getting a week off.

Canez1

ricky is a good dude!

met him at the ou tailgate.

he travels to all the away games. He's an animal!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Calvin

Hurricanes 34, Tar Heels 20 in a Butch slap. Yeah, I said it!
Posted at 11:00 AM | Permalink BY: soup of course!

Go head and print the tee shirts soup, that "butch slapped" comment, would be good if we could somehow have a big sign once the game is obviously about to over that says "yall just got "BUTCH SLAPPED".

The way see this game coming up, jacory needs to not give unc points on interceptions, they have a real solid defense and maybe the best fundamentally sound defense we'll face all year from top to bottom, meaning, we'll have to execute and cut down on the turn-overs, if spence is not going to play, we already know butch's m.o. ball control, sound defense and be opportunistic on offense let's say if they're up by 10.

But this game, i can see whipple finishing what nix didn't, if we're up by 10, whipple is going to want to keep scoring and that game yesterday will help ignite this offensive machine from here on out. That 2000 and 8 class like shanon said was and are now the foundation for what we're trying to get done at UM. Those guys have set the standard for greatness at UM again, and as that beautiful song goes, just click here and you'll know:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sFej5pnVXI

CanesAddiction

Posted by: moneycane | November 08, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Didn't know he had 2, my mistake.

Hey, I'm just telling it like it is. SS is a major target for opposing offenses. He's rarely making a play on a ball in the air.

However he's very physical with great speed and is a decent tackler. He's got good hands for a corner too, but he's not good at getting himself into a position to be able to use them.

He is what he is.

Calvin

Imma go out on a limb an say Sam Sheilds gets in the endzone or has a pick. His hard work will pay off soon.

Posted by: moneycane | November 08, 2009 at 11:08 AM

That certainly is going out on a limb! Especially considering that teams are almost exclusively going at him and he's never gotten his hand on a ball.
Posted by: CanesAddiction | November 08, 2009 at 11:20 AM


That's exactly why he'll have a chance the rest of the year, because make no mistake about it, these last few teams are going to go at em, but shields is a abttler, he could have easily stayed on the ground against wake forest after giving up that quick slant route, but he hustled, got back up forced a fumble that was definitely needed in that kind of game.

I feel confident with sheilds being out their, and i'd rather have seen shields or brandon harris or even dvd covering jacoby ford on that last play, no way i let their best receiver beat us in man coverage. i know the coaches are wishing they would have thought about using grant asa linebacker on that last defensive play, we'd be in the national title hunt still.

moneycane

Man practices must have been hell on earth. At least 4 players said that cutting back help them have fresh legs for this game.

Sarasota 'cane

Gooood Times yesterday! My Dad and I had a blast. I felt really good about the win, regardess of the slow start.

You can bet that Butch will have a "wrinkle" for us on Special Teams as well as Defense, given the blocks we have had this season.

We should be able to hang with them though. I love the "Butch Slapped" remark!

Go 'canes!

Caneslegend

sorry guys I haven't been on in a while been dealing with some physical issues. But great game yesterday. I think yesterday's performance is what Canes fans are looking for. When we face a team that we are more talented then; then we should dominate them. Jacory said it best when he said the team was playing down to there competition. Well this week they dismantled a talented Virginia defense. I give the Canes kodos on defense but come on guys Virginia offense sucked. But thank God they didn't make them look good. The punt team concerns me. I have serious questions about that punt formation. Guys seem confused on who to block and this has been happening all season. Lets go canes. I agree with 86. A butch slap is needed.

86Cane

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Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | November 08, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Triple C...nice job. U have any Canespace gear yet?

86Cane

saw the canespace banner hanging during the game.how many fans were there?they say 48,000 it looked like alot more

Posted by: canezilla | November 08, 2009 at 11:03 AM

First time I tried to get it into the game and put it up, but it was NO problem. U will see it from now on, trust me!

86Cane

Imma go out on a limb an say Sam Sheilds gets in the endzone or has a pick. His hard work will pay off soon.

Posted by: moneycane | November 08, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Money...nobody would be happier than me if that happened. U know that SS #9 is my LOF selection. Talk about "going out on a limb"!

windy1

Great victory against a solid ACC opponent -without Spence, Fortson, Ray Ray, Futch and other key players the Canes were countin on to anchor their defense this year, the Canes went out and took care of business.

The Canes have entered the stretch run, and only 3 winnable games stand between these Canes and a BCS-worthy, double-digit-win season - UNC, Duke and S. Fla. Last year, the young Canes melted down the stretch. This year should be different. These Canes have shown that they have matured and they have a lot of heart.

If these Canes eliminate the mistakes, penalties and other mental execution errors, there is noone in the ACC that can compete with them.

Aside from the extraordinary talent that has been stockpiled, the team is growing in experience, chemistry and the other ingangibles that make the difference between a very talented team and a championship team. Coaches seem to know their players better and players are getting to understand their teammates. Coaches and players are getting on the same page and putting themselves in positon to take advantage of the talents.

This UVA blow-out is just a peak into UM's very bright future. With the maturation of the players, stability at coaching, depth, and incoming recruits, this year will be the start of a significant and historic run for the Canes.

My prediction during the spring was double-digit wins, but I never thought they would accomplish this without key defensive personnel.

To change the subject and talk about Arthur Brown, I think the reason he is not playing more is because he has not distinguished himself in practice or the games. For example, Colin McCarthy was an outstanding, playmaking special teams player as a freshman and sophomore, and Futch was following in those footsteps before his injury. Cookie took a steop forward yesterday, but AB has not yet stepped up to distinguish himself on ST. When he has been on D, I saw him miss a few assignments and in one case against VT, he missed a perfectly timed sack on Taylor.

I think AB is good, but he is not on the same level as the LBs that are playing ahead of him. Also, if he doesn't step it up, Nelson is a playmaker and he will find the field before AB. With Sharpton leaving at the end of the season, this off-season will be AB's time to step up and make that jump many of us have been expecting. But he can start this season by trying to make some plays on ST.

86Cane

i know the coaches are wishing they would have thought about using grant asa linebacker on that last defensive play, we'd be in the national title hunt still.

Posted by: Calvin | November 08, 2009 at 11:34 AM

U are correct sir! Had they put DVD or Harris locked onto Ford and had Grant at LB on that play we'd be in the top 5 right now.

Phillips gave up that TD, go back and watch the replay.

86Cane

Caenz1...Ricky and Aqua will be at the UNC game. Saw them both at the tailgate yesterday. GOOD TIMES!!!

Aquaman

If we stop the reverse UNC will be a cake walk.

Why am I not suprised that Butch hired an OC that makes Larry Coker look like Mike Leech

CanesAddiction

Rewatched the game and Chambers is an impressive, fluid athlete at RB. He has really great hips and with the quality logjam at RB I think he's a candidate for a move to CB.

Lurker

Triple C...nice job. U have any Canespace gear yet?

Posted by: 86Cane | November 08, 2009 at 11:46 AM

86 - Nah, not yet, but listen, I know how much time, effort & $$$ you put into this and to me the greatest reward is having fun, intelligent, belligerent (though not nasty or personal) agreements, disagreements, and just general cane lovin' and jawin'. Don't get me wrong I would proudly wear one & represent, but whenever you get around to it is ok by me. No pressure. This is the most unique and fan friendly blob that I know of.

So that's my long winded answer. Thanks to you and all the great folks who post here.

Go Canes

hamptoncane

Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to my first UM game. It was so nice to meet the cansepace bloggers I heard so much about over the past two years. As the official hotel for Canespace, The Hampton Inn Plantation is looking forward to hosting you during the Duke game and next year and beyond. Make your reservations soon. Call 954-382-4500 and ask for the Canes Rate.

It was a blast yesterday and I truly appreciate the warm U welcome from everyone. I am now an offical U fan...and hope to see you all again and again. Can't wait for the next time I go and I definitely will bring something for the tailgate party before kickoff.

Calvin

86, i remember seeing randy in the endzone, i'm thinking, somebody come up and make a play, at the same time, that's aituation where the coaches have to say or call a time-out and say, dvd or brandon, whereever jacoby ford is, one of yall need to go with him.

I'm sure we'll get their though, you don't let the obvious players cost you to lose a game.

Calvin

Also, 86, we might have to ban Canez1 or put him in the penalty box or something, here's why:

Cal LMFAO!!

I never pay attention to those LOF picks.
He is ballin tho.
Posted by: Canez1 | November 08, 2009 at 09:40 AM

Calvin

What i now is this, if this staff remains in place for next year with and upgrade in special teams play and secondary play, where's that crystal ball at!

We talking about competition, lol, and whether authur brown will be a starter next year, lol, with futch, c-mac and spence, along with cookie buchanon getting reps and cj holton could just explode next year who knows, than add in the freshmen that are coming in, it's almost now or never time for authur brown.

Lurker

Calvin

Agree about Arthur. Other than special teams did he see the field yesterday even during garbage time? I wasn't particularly looking out for him.

Calvin

CanesCanesCanes, he got out their, but he'll be forced to step up or step aside come next year! I'm just trying to see who's spot is he going take next year, when you looking at spence, c-mac, futch or even buchanon. They want him in the middle though and right now, none of the guys we have are middle linebackers as of yet.

86Cane

Hampton...good seeing U on the blog! I know U are hooked now after your first game experience!

GO CANES, GO CANESPACE, GO HAMPTON!

SuperCooper

Calvin, I see what you are saying, but Futch/Cookie/Holton are not MLBs.

Arthur's competition is going to be Green and Nelson. And while Nelson is going to be a good one, he is going to be a Freshman and Green is coming off an injury.

I think AB seperates himself in the spring. And if he doesn't, that probably isn't good news.

CanesAddiction

I'm gonna forget about AB until he does something.

He's about to get passed up on the depth chart by the next generation of LB's coming in.

If ANY of the LB's come in January he can kiss his spot goodbye.

solarcane

Collier was money again, that kid IS crunch time.

dawg,
it's all good brudda. You did the bigger thing.
I debate stuff with Cav more than anybody and catch hell,but we have a lot of respect for each other, so it never has come to insults.

Canez1,
I'll be over in Durham I'll email you my cell tonight so we can hook up before and after the game.

There is a Carrabba's close to the stadium, we ate there last time, lot of Tar Heel fans.

I'll ask my in-laws what's the sportsbar close to the stadium to go talk crap in after we break UNCs hearts.

peace

solarcane

cal,
I think cmac better try and go to the show next season, he gets a couple more pot holes his stock will be wayyyyyyyy down.

Carolina loves UM linebackers Beason might get him a look

peace

86Cane

He has really great hips...

Posted by: CanesAddiction | November 08, 2009 at 11:57 AM

That's what SHE said!

solarcane

Arthur did get one of the most unique face masks in awhile.

When he reached back and latched on underhand, it looked like he was gonna bowl that kid's head right down the field lol

peace

Calvin

supercoop i know none of them are middle linebackers but at the same time, if let's say c-mac makes that move over their and does better than what sharpton has done, that means we'll be able to get the best 3 linebackers on the field at the same time as of right now that would've been spence, futch and c-mac.

The competition for spots all over the place next year is where shannon envisioned this program, that vision is about to become a real reality real soon! Wide receivers, runningbacks, o-line, d-line, linebackers, and possibly secondary, particularly cornerback will be our, safties we pretty much already know, but at the same time, i wouldn't be surprised if jamal reid catches somebody slipping at the safety spot, watch out.

Calvin

solar, you right, if c-mac does leave, than that'll help authur bown out, at the same time though, i think alot of the juniors are having to much fun to leave now, this is how they envisioned this team when they all 1st signed up!

CanesAddiction

Tyrone Cornelius, Kevin Nelson, Travis Williams and Javarie Johnson.

I bet if any of those LB's come in January they'll be able to contribute more than Brown when next season starts.

I'm still rooting for AB to be the player that the coaches thought he would be, make no mistake.

However we've seen our share of busts around here and know what they look like. Right now Arthur Brown = Demitri Stewart

86Cane

Solar...U see the picture of ya boi on the blob? Recognize that one? LOL

AB #11 actually played quite a bit in the fourth quarter.

The defense overall just looked so much more solid, consistent, confident and aggressive.

They played the scheme so much better than in past weeks. They were in position to make plays and the D-line was excellent against the run.

Somebody got "coached up"!

solarcane

Posted by: 86Cane | November 08, 2009 at 12:50 PM

I don't care what anybody says that, that stuff makes me laugh every time!

Out to scrape a dirt road,
I can tell I'm getting older, I'm gonna do
it sittn on a tractor, rather than falling off a motorcycle

peace

86Cane

Addiction...who pisssed in your cheerios dude? Leave AB #11 alone, he will be fine and he will start next year. To me it's between him and Green, with the freshmen, ANY of them, all long shots to start in 2010.

Six

The "old guy" in the picture in the article is awesome

Dude has Miami Vice oyster colored shorts and green socks. He doesn't give a f---, he knows he's a pimp

dawgmeatcane

Well new day

AB will excel in man coverage or going to the ball he has to be the fastest LB out there but if you don't take the right angle it does not matter I thought he committed that EXPLOSIVE SPEED too early to the ball carrier and I really think it is premature to any true freshman lb gonna knock him down the depth charts If Shannon gonna take his time with him then he could bne trying to set AB up for big thing to comes, history has proven that whatever happen in spring ball will not translate to the season so I believe it is AB spot to loose

86Cane

I had posted this on the Raycom blog before yesterday's game:

Please, don’t believe for even a brief second the party line coming out of Coral Gables this week that goes something like this: “That game was back in 2007. This is 2009. It doesn’t matter what happened back then. We need to focus on this year.”

Yeah right! Believe this: pay back is a big, nasty female dog that wears a U on it’s helmet. And U better believe that pay back is on the minds of all Hurricane players, coaches and fans this week as UVA comes to MIA for another crucial conference game.

86Cane

He doesn't give a f---, he knows he's a pimp

Posted by: Six | November 08, 2009 at 01:03 PM

Six...dude is straight up PIMP!

He is older than dirt and he's at EVERY single football and baseball game. He hangs with the Aqua/Ricky crew and can even be found drinking beer at The Titanic before baseball games.

Hard core PIMP!

Six

Hurriphin - ya, that comment by Doc Walker was kinda cheesy but he probably had to edit himself as well b/c you know he wanted to drop some nastiness on the air haha

I like listening to him, Herbstreit and Brad Nessler

Best Doc Walker line I heard yesterday, and I posted it as soon as he said it, was when he was told that Hurricane fans are disappointed with this team and he said

"they're braindead. This is a team on the rise"

Six

86 - ya, watching the game up at work yesterday, the sports anchor and the other sports game came walking in and laughing ... they asked me if I had been listening to Zagacki on the radio b/c after the Canes scored, he still said they need to score at least 48 to avenge that loss a couple of years ago

I just told them, screw scoring just 48, they need to score 48 more points than UVA scores, not just 48

Cat5 had that on his mind as well yesterday, I saw


On the "old man", maybe he and Matt Perrelli can hang out and talk about the old days when they were both in their 20's

Six

Bucs going all old school today, with the uniforms .. the field has the old logo on it .. the cheerleaders have on the old colors, but still the stripper outfits

SlingBlade

Thearon Collier is tied for 1st in the nation in returned punt returns for TD....betcha didnt know that

and he's 13th in yds per return..

Six

Greg Olsen caught a 33 yard TD pass

So that's 134 straight weeks with a Cane scoring a TD in the NFL"U"?

Unreal

Caneslegend

Tyrone Cornelius, Kevin Nelson, Travis Williams and Javarie Johnson.

I bet if any of those LB's come in January they'll be able to contribute more than Brown when next season starts.

I'm still rooting for AB to be the player that the coaches thought he would be, make no mistake.

However we've seen our share of busts around here and know what they look like. Right now Arthur Brown = Demitri Stewart

Posted by: CanesAddiction | November 08, 2009 at 12:55 PM


I totally agree that Arthur Brown...I hate to say it...a bust....He just doesn't have it and it happens in recruiting.

Aquaman

That's why u recruit 7 LBs and 7 WRs

canechic

Canechic is back in the 407! Thank you 86, Angry and I had a great time!:)

Susan is an amazing lady had a great time talking with her and enjoyed the second half of the game with her! Everybody needs to stay at the Hampton, very nice Hotel and very close to the staduim.

86 will always be "Black and Blue" lol!

canechic

Six great stat!

Canez1

Aqua

Saw your last post on the old blog.

Hit me up if your headin in.

Solar I will send you my cell as well. This way we can get cordinated and roll from there.

CG is missin in action. Hopefully she can make it.

Weather looks good in the 60's. My kind of temps!

Looks like a 3:30 start time. Perfect!!

GO PHINZ!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Aquaman

#15 in the coaches
#12 in the AP

Six

I'm not giving up on Arthur Brown yet

Kid still has 2 more years. Who cares about the past 2 years, maybe something will click for him and he'll ball out ... or maybe he'll just beast on special teams. As long as he contributes in a positive way to the team and does his job

I don't care if it's just him blocking his man on a extra point or field goal ... I don't care if it's him doing his job on special teams and keeping his lane, forcing the returner to take another route

It's not like the NFL"U", where a bust is generally a guy taken in a high round and paid a ton of money but doesn't produce

As long as this kid contributes and helps the team win, who cares how long it takes for him

CaneSawMassacre

AB when in the game, did pretty good. He missed two pretty easy tackles.

Both because he wildly attacked the runner, and one it was so bad, he just got juked and slid right past the RB.

I def. think he can be a beast. He saw the field, so he must be finally applying the feedback the coaches are giving.


By the way... Anybody want to see Kendell Thompkins on the field more?

There are just so many good WR's it is insane.

canechic

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CaneSawMassacre

Six - exactly..

I'm saying that something changed and AB has improved in some respect.

Because he didn't blow much in the blowout of FAMU..
So maybe he is starting to pick it up and the comments from his teammates about working hard on film are being listened to and that is a credit to Arthur.

CaneSawMassacre

Pretty good NE and Miami game on right now.

Aquaman

Canez1, for sure

CaneSawMassacre

Why do the coaches hate us soooooo much???

CaneSawMassacre

I mean the coaches poll?>

Six

I want to see K.Thompkins on the field a hell of a lot more, somehow

Not only b/c he's my LOF pick, but b/c the kid has shown some moves after the catch that remind me of "X Factor" Dante Hall when he was with the Chiefs returning punts/kicks

canezilla

devin hester seen wearing a #28 collier jersey....

CaneSawMassacre

Why should USC be ahead of us still? .... Aside from the fact that they were overranked at the start of the season, does that mean they should remain ahead of us?

Our games, our team, has been more impressive then USC's this year. I honestly think we can beat USC.

Ohio State, PITT all overrated and I think bothw will lose again.

Caneslegend

I'm not giving up on Arthur Brown yet

Kid still has 2 more years. Who cares about the past 2 years, maybe something will click for him and he'll ball out ... or maybe he'll just beast on special teams. As long as he contributes in a positive way to the team and does his job

I don't care if it's just him blocking his man on a extra point or field goal ... I don't care if it's him doing his job on special teams and keeping his lane, forcing the returner to take another route

It's not like the NFL"U", where a bust is generally a guy taken in a high round and paid a ton of money but doesn't produce

As long as this kid contributes and helps the team win, who cares how long it takes for him

Posted by: Six | November 08, 2009 at 02:18 PM


When you sign a five start recruit he is just not there to contribute or set a couple blocks on special teams. He is there to start and be a playmaker for the team plain and simple. Hey bust players happen all the time and I am not blaming Randy he just doesn't get it. There are plenty of players who were all world recruits and failed. He is one of them.

CaneSawMassacre

I really was expecting KT to take Collier's slot spot. I mean I like Collier on PT - but I think Collier and Thompkins should be switching of plays or series in the slot.

I'm thinking it prob. has to do with his blocking.

It was exciting to see all the Bulls out there, Jacory even made the sign to KT and Washington after the score. Ben Jones, Brandon Washington, Tommy Streeter, Kendall Thompkins all saw the field today. Aside from the usual Aldarius, KT and injured (MF and SS)

CaneSawMassacre

And I think Stoutland was exaggerating about the 2nd team O-Line they looked pretty good to me.

They def. has some technique issues and habits that need to be corrected, but being able to watch film will be great for them.

CaneSawMassacre

Caneslegend what do you not understand that even most programs that are built up with depth have 5 star recruits redshirting, and building themselves up.

That is the only thing I don't like about this situation is that AB should have redshirted last year.

He will be a star here still I believe.

Caneslegend

Hey you have a right to your opinion but there is nothing i have seen or anything you can point to that says he is going to be a star. That is just you wanting him to be a star. You have no proof? Do you?

CaneSawMassacre

Question has anybody double sharked?


Hit a UM saturday then a Dolphin game Sunday?

404Canes404

PERFECT TIMING!

Miami-UNC to Kick Off at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 14 on ABC

Sun, 08 Nov 2009 13:35:33 EST

Miami's game at North Carolina has been tabbed for a 3:30 p.m. (ET) kick-off on Sat. Nov. 14 as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sunday.

Six

Caneslegend - I think you rely too heavily on Rivals, Scout, etc. rankings

I guess by that logic then, all the 3 star and under kids shouldn't ever expect to start or be playmakers, they should just go out and be happy on special teams and that's it - simply b/c they're not 5 stars or even 4 stars

So, sorry Thearon Collier, you shouldn't even be on the field b/c you're a 3 star and only the 92nd best player in the state according to Rivals

Sorry Laron Byrd, you're only a 3 star and only the 60th best WR in the nation according to Rivals

Sorry Hankie, you're only a 3 star and only the 43rd best WR in the nation according to Rivals

Joel Figueroa, you're only a 2 star and you're not even ranked at all among the state of Florida football players according to Rivals

Tervaris Johnson, a 4 star safety and the 4th best Safety in the nation according to Rivals .... where has he been for 3 years? Oh, he's now filling in at FB and doing a damn good job, he saved Jacory's ass in the Wake Forest game to allow him to throw for that 4th and forever to AJohnson. He sure isn't that 4 star Safety, he's a ball player on the team that will contribute where is needed in order to help the team win

This isn't the NFL"U", where you pay a bunch of money for a 1st Round Pick and if he doesn't produce like he should, then you label him a "bust" ... only b/c you spent a ton of money and your pick

This is recruiting for college. It doesn't matter when a kid is taken or signed, b/c there are 20+ other kids that are signed on the exact same day, just at different times of the day

As long as the kid contributes to the team to help them win, then who cares. What exactly did the Canes lose in signing Arthur Brown?


86Cane

Hit a UM saturday then a Dolphin game Sunday?

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | November 08, 2009 at 03:15 PM

I haven't but my friend Bill from the Keys has. He went with me to the Miami-Clemson game and then to the Dolphins-Saints game.

Two heartbreaking losses in a row. I don't think I could take that!

canechic

2 luckeye receivers in a row drop passes. Ugh!!!

Caneslegend

But that is my point...I don't care he is a five star recruit thats why I don't care if a kid who is a two star plays over him. When you are a top recruit which he was...Did miami go to kansas to recruit a 2 star kid? No...They went after a big talent. And he isn't. We can stay in state and get somebody on special teams. he is a bust plain simple. His brother was the better talent.

mi@mic@ne

Two things that i am seeing that will lead us to the promise land. 1 The offense is becoming two dimensional ... that is the only dominate game in football and the Whiplash effect will produce a dynasty. I like the ball control effect. Our o line is what will get us the beatdowns the rest of the season. Not only that but the Coop and Berry combination is punishing tacklers when they get the hole and speed to inflict the collision. Coop looks like ten times tougher this yr... maybe its the joiner thing. Berry runs north and south with bad intentions. But the o line is starting to get that lather as the game gets tough. I think they backed down yesterday ... thus you have the second team coming in and after we inflicted a beatdown they kicked them in the azz with the rushing touch at the end. Thats the old cane style communication..

pb(CSROH10)


CC I give up. If they had ANY good receivers we would have one or two losses at most.

It's pathetic to watch drop after drop after drop.

This is freaking NFL!!

CaneSawMassacre

So what do we do?

We can't let J.J. get back in the mix and steal Berry's carries right?

I mean he has proved, he should be out there. I almost thought we shouldn't have Coop out there, but he proved today he belongs.

He was running with intensity and passion, and I'm sure Whip said if you want this job back from Berry you are going to have to take it.....

And it is hard because I think Berry would have had as many yards if he got those carries honestly. Berries average was skewed b/c of some of the obvious running situations he was placed in but still pounded for a yard or two.

I think they have at least committed to having him be the back if we are inside the 5 no matter what because of the way he just blasts through the whole.

I just like Berry so much with our O-Line because they generally put together a hole and if you hit it, you got 10-15 solid yards.

The one run where he brushed off a defender then bounced into a Safety, recovered his balance and landed on his feet and still ran for a few more yards was impressive. It tells me that Berry has NFL running back talent.

I just get worried about, not having that "one back" and not having a 1000 yard runner.

You know we have 4 more pretty good RB recruits coming in, I just don't want this to become a trend UNLESSS THEY ENJOY IT THIS WAY! IF that is the case, the players enjoy sharing the rock and are equally talented (which it looked that way Saturday) then I'm ok with it. Other then that. Keep feeding the hot man the ball.

Until he asks to come out

Caneslegend

Agreed about the running backs...Berry has earned it...JJ has been a disappointment.

SlingBlade

i hope like hell Bill Cowher never gets another coaching job........please dont take my whip away

86Cane

I just get worried about, not having that "one back" and not having a 1000 yard runner.

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | November 08, 2009 at 04:16 PM

Mike James and Damien Berry will BOTH get 1000 yards in 2010.

Yeah, I said it!

86Cane

please dont take my whip away

Posted by: SlingBlade | November 08, 2009 at 04:23 PM

LOL

Whiplash Offense
Miracle Whip
Whip It Good
Whip Creme Offense

Call it what U want, just call it effective!

Bahamacane

#15 in the coaches
#12 in the AP

Posted by: aqua | November 08, 2009 at 02:14 PM
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the BCS will probably rank the canes somewhere in the middle.

Caneslegend

Mike James and Damien Berry will BOTH get 1000 yards in 2010.

Yeah, I said it!

Posted by: 86Cane | November 08, 2009 at 04:24 PM

The crazy comments keep coming...lol...Damien Berry yes...Mike James...NO...Man every time I see him run he looks slow...better suited at fullback he is really thriving.

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