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November 16, 2009



Wish they would just teach the o-line how to block. And it would be nice to see Jacory run even though that would make him more vulnerable to injury...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer







He meaning Cowher...


He is a 100% different guy now. Chuckie looks much more relaxed and at ease. IMO he wouldnt take nor would he want the Notre Dame job. Hes an NFL coach.


U are right Six. I knew Levy coached the Chiefs back in the day ( up to 1982) and thought they might've crossed paths there. He didn't get to the Chirfs till later, after coaching with Schotty in Cleveland.


DZ8 - I think Cowher got his start under Marty Schottenheimer and followed him to the Chiefs, then got the gig at Pittsburgh


Yesterday as well, Gruden signed that multi-year deal with Monday Night Football ... so the whole Notre Dame thing should be considered out, again

The guy gets to hang with his kids, watch his oldest kid play high school football at Carrollwood Day School up near where I live. It would have to be something really special I think to get him to go back to the coaching lifestyle, instead of the cush job he has now


Didn't Cowher get his start with Marv Levy though?


Thats what I've heard previously... Whipp will be the first coach Cowher signs. I don't think Cowher will go to Buffalo though. Just 'cause it's Buffalo.


Buffalo is talking to Bill Cowher and if they get him, Whip is gone.



I'm pretty sure Shannon just committed an NCAA violation by mentioning Joyner's name.

Posted by: SuperCooper | November 17, 2009 at 06:00 PM

Get ready for front page coverage. Shut the program down...etc...




I love that ETrade baby commercial from since the first time I saw it

Not only when the other kid is checking out the pooper on the woman, but also when the kid is in the crib and he says "Mom puts me in timeout ... this is some BLEEEEEP" hahaha



I'm pretty sure Shannon just committed an NCAA violation by mentioning Joyner's name.


solar - i hear ya about Shannon and how different he is when people see him on the tellie, as opposed to seeing him all the time on the sidelines

We don't know how he is in the locker room either, pre or post game or halftime

I think Truth does, and he was about to tell us, then he got blackbagged by some Cane agents, put into the back of a van and hauled off somewhere that begins with Area and ends with 51*

I saw a lot of stuff at the UCF game, when I was standing behind the Canes bench and being a pest with my cell phone camera

I've got more concerns about other things Shannon does and needs to improve on, rather then fret over if he doesn't yell out C-A-N-E-S when Sebastian spells it out on the field for the crowd

And to add to what Old Skool was saying, he's just a different cat with different perspective. I remember reading about how when Pata was murdered and Jon BeasTon was in Shannon's office ... BeasTon wanted to punch through walls and tear apart buildings b/c he was so upset and was overcome with emotion - BeasTon even questioned why Shannon didn't show the same kind of feeling he did. But, BeasTon understood later that some people deal with things differently than others, some people don't wear their entire life on their sleeve for others to see. Some people are more private about things - it doesn't mean that they don't care though

He is who he is and he acts how he acts. That's it. I guess we could play Big Brother and have cameras all over everywhere he goes and pick apart his expressions and reactions to things ... but just like you said with the example of Bosher, it's there but maybe it's not just glaring out loud for the world to take note


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except that they forgot to change our ranking. d'oh!



I hear ya, how the heck Canez1 managed that is beyond me, unless she has a thing for orange Camaros.

I laughed when I was watching the e trade baby and you came on there

im out for dinner


Old Skool

Kiffin gets his fourth this month.

Tennessee freshman defensive back Nyshier Oliver was charged with shoplifting on Nov. 7.


Caneslegend or anyone else interested in a pair of USF tix:

I have the tickets in hand now, the friend still has a situation that can't be changed, so I have a pair on the visitors' side where the U was provided tickets by USF in section 329. You can either let me know here, leave an e to be reached, or I can leave an e here if necessary.

my email is semkoc@hotmail.com...Please hit me up and what the prices are and how many seats you have.




Good article regarding what a few of us were discussing last night - the cumulative impact of repeated hits on J12:



Go Canes


Solar I just spit a bottle of water all over my desk I am laughing so hard. Damn I was busted. Canez1 has a beautiful girlfriend.



you know the etrade baby commericals?

remember where his friend Benny looks at the babysitter's azz and goes "oh..my..goodness."

That's exactly how you looked when you first laid eyes on Canez1 girl lol!!

play the whole clip

thats you at the 14 second mark!



Sarasota 'cane





The Blue Devil story, continued:

As the campus leaders from the Class of 1923 made plans for their senior year, they decided to select a name since the desired results by democratic nomination and vote had been inconclusive. The editors of The Archive and The Chanticleer, two of the other student publications, agreed that the newspaper staff should choose a name and "put it over." Thus William H. Lander, as editor-in-chief, and Mike Bradshaw, as managing editor, of the Trinity Chronicle began the academic year 1922-23 referring to the athletic teams as the Blue Devils. Their class had been the first post-war freshmen and the student body was full of returning veterans so the name needed no explanation. Acknowledging that it was somewhat unpopular, they nevertheless believed it to be the best name nominated. Neither the college press nor the cheerleaders used the name that first year. In fact, The Chanticleer made fun of the selection and process by quoting someone saying "We will use blew devvies even if no one else does." Much to the editor's surprise no opposition materialized, not even from the college administration. The Chronicle staff continued its use and through repetition, Blue Devils eventually caught on. Today the origin of the university mascot is virtually forgotten even though its instant, national recognition has long been established. With the popular Red Devil mascot frequently being challenged throughout the country, the origin of Duke's Blue Devil is one of the most often requested items of information in the University Archives. Questioners are universally surprised to discover its origin is more military and patriotic than religious.


"with flowing cape and jaunty beret ...."

that tells me all I need to know about Duke.



The Story of the Blue Devil

During World War I the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "les Diables Bleus," were well known French soldiers. They first gained attention when their unique training and alpine knowledge was counted upon to break the stalemate of trench warfare in their native region of the French Alps. Unfortunately the Vosges Campaign in March, 1915, failed to alter the status quo even though the Blue Devils won accolades for their courage. However, their distinctive blue uniform with flowing cape and jaunty beret captured public imagination. When the United States entered the war, units of the French Blue Devils toured the country helping raise money in the war effort. Irving Berlin captured their spirit in song describing them as "strong and active, most attractive . . . those Devils, the Blue Devils of France."


Jacory being 37% lighter, thats nearly impossible lol

I'm right with you on being comfortable that Randy will prevail here.

When I listened to the interview today, I could hear the pride in his voice about the team playing hard to the end.
You can tell these are "his" kids.

about Randy on the sideline live compared to TV.
He has personality that you never see on TV.

He and Bosher have a oool relationship.
When Bosher fgs up Randy gives him that glare.
When Bosher was kicking into the endzone at UNC
Bosher would come off and give Randy the
"How do you like me now bych?" and Randy would grin and shrug his shoulders.

I think this team has Randy's back just like they have Jacory's.

None of Streeter's or any other limited playing time kid's relatives have been on the radio
whining about how unfair Randy is.



JH is the leader of this team, but what we are lacking is the vocal leader part of things

JH is a follow by example, everyone likes type of leader

Im tired of hearing the same lip service from some of the so called leaders of Miami

The baddest man on the planet(#74 Orlando Frankin)needs to be that guy

He brings fire and passion to the game, the seniors just dont have that in them

Hes the player we need giving speeches

I admit that if I was ever to see him angry and going off 1st I would need a change of shorts then I would suit up and go kick some serious azz


CFSIC - I believe we did make a late push as Shaw had scheduled a visit. That being said, since he went to UF unofficially with his parents (I think his third overall visit) and decided to commit to them. In terms of a CB this was the type of kid I would have liked to see close out the class at CB since next year we only have three CBs as I see it.


Anybody know why The U didn't go after this kid?


If I recall correctly, he was openly begging The U for a scholly a few weeks ago. Now he's joined the enemy. Some had speculated he was only kidding about wanting to play in the state of Florida, or maybe only calling out the U to draw attention to himself.

Any thoughts on this?


DallasTX Cane

Posted by: BEERicane | November 17, 2009 at 02:47 PM

I did notice...thats why I mentioned it. Just a little sarcasm; no harm intended.

Most of the screens worked out alright against UNC, imo.


86, you got mail

Old Skool

There's also WANC. An male version of WABS.





Posted by: Six | November 17, 2009 at 01:25 PM

Thanks, Six! I will definitely have to check that show out! Wow!


The two guys in the middle of the photo (one with the beads and the one to his left) are the ones that are in the Raycom video:


macjones de Albuquerque

every call isn't going to work 100% of the time - U have to look at the game plan overall and decide how well our OC attacked the other guy's D. I thought our plan worked for the most part against UNC.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | November 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Bravo! Bravo! Ain't nothing wrong with Whipple's play calling, and U'all, now, know that JaCory played with a relatively "handicapped gun" after the 1st quarter.

Matter of fac, I absolutely know that TWO Cane fans, in their blogs on Sunday, absolutely stated that Harris' was hurt after that initial hurt to hand and arm.

It turns out they were right on! My bad, but I don't recall their handles.


Since he's taking your advise, maybe you can discuss all those screen passes Whip called...

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | November 17, 2009 at 02:30 PM

If you look at previous posts, you will see I have already called into question the abundance of screen plays despite our ineptitude to execute them effectively. So, if he were taking my advice, this will have already been addressed.


Duper also mentioned he gave Hankerson a phone call over the increasing number of drops he is starting to have. Duper expressed to Hankerson the importance of doing the drills they did in the off season to maintain his ability to catch the ball.


my last post was very poorly typed.


i like elements of the new uniform, not to keen on the two color number oe the stitching on the shoulders. i read somewhere the palm of the glove have one half on the u so when a receiver goes to catch a ball you'll see the u, gotta like that.

Old Skool

I agree you with you, Six. Shannon leads by example. I'm sure he's far harder on himself than he is on his team.

If anything, he's lightened up over the past couple of years just to be able to connect with everyone. Few can probably match his intensity without feeling drained

I've never met the man, but he strikes me as someone with an incredibly strong will.

There's the personal history and all he's overcome to get here, but there's also the professional and athletic history. Shannon wasn't the best athlete or the most talented, but I imagine few have worked or studied harder.

If I remember correctly, his first year in the pros, he wound up tutoring the higher draft choices on how to play linebacker.

I imagine it's the same way he approaches coaching. I could see him being very analytical and self critical, if not at the end of game, then at the end of the season.
He probably reviews every game in detail and questions the preparation, the decisions he made and determines what he needs to change or improve.

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

DallasTX Cane

I'm not a fan of the new unis. but then again I'm stuck on the old look from 1987. guess the world keeps spinning and i ought to catch up! lol





Duper also said we should be VERY good next year.

DallasTX Cane

For the record, I think RS has shown a bit more emotion on the sidelines these past two weeks and that is good.

Posted by: BEERicane | November 17, 2009 at 01:44 PM

Since he's taking your advise, maybe you can discuss all those screen passes Whip called...


Yards: 190-313-2655
TDs: 19
Ints: 16

That's the impact the Whipple has had on our passing game.

Posted by: TonyCane | November 17, 2009 at 01:38 PM



Duper being critical of the Canes/Jacory/Staff




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

True Cane aka Canian



New uniform pics and vid.



Who played so far with new unis and what is W-L ? Let's see if there is an advantage to being 36% lighter in grams... How great would that be for marketing for Nike if the teams that play in their new unis go 11-0?


I think the emotion has been there all along for Shannon, he just doesn't outwardly show it like a golden retriever that hears the car pulling up to the house. I just think that people don't see it unless you're on the sideline watching him the entire game or in the locker room during pre-game, halftime, post-game

I think the same people that want him to be like a cheerleader on the sidelines are the same that want him to be more "media friendly", like some overly happy customer service agent. That's fine, if that's the type of coach you like. Not all coaches are the same, a lot of coaches aren't that happy go lucky with the media anyway unless pushed by the PR or Athletic Director to do so ... then it sometimes comes across as just fake as soon as the cameras and tape recorders stop

I'm more concerned about other things he should be working on than showing more emotion or being more media friendly. Even then, when you listen to his press conferences or interviews he's not really all that unfriendly - he's direct, no nonsense - so I don't know where the unfriendly tag came from in the first place

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

DC, and if you think ANY of those coaches know a gottddam thing about Hurricane Football you're either smoking some illegal shyt or you never understood it in the first place.

Those schools have nice, solid, executing programs. Well-coached and they play together well as a unit.

That ain't Hurricane Football. And if you honestly think Shannon, Barrow and Hurtt don't know a helluva lot more about what it takes to play Hurricane Football than any of us or any of those other coaches, you should be committed, or as Calvin would say, you're having a retarded moment.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

did you guys know that Ray Lewis tastes the grass on the field before the game starts?

i remember someone saying that Dan Morgan used to paint his face before the game and it scared the sh*t out of the other team.

if you ever wanted to know what the current canes are missing, that is it; guys that are just a little bit crazy.

Posted by: Daytoncane | November 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM


Dayton, Jerome Brown used to tell the refs to give opponents the ball at 50 during the coin toss. Jeremy Shockey used to eat the dirt and grass on the practice field when he got beat by Vilma or DJ IN PRACTICE, so he would remember what defeat tastes like

All those people are called BOSSES. And rule #1 is they HATE TO LOSE.

It's not crazy. It's called a passion to be the Boss and dominate.

Y'all think I'm crazy or some shyt. lol

Like I said, you can keep talking about all this bullshyt about Whipple, Shannon, McGriff, Stoutland if you want to but the answer is so simple.

No Bosses = No Hurricane Football.

We'll win some and play hard and sometimes execute but that ain't Hurricane Football. I know that's not why I became a Cane. This is the only team of any sort I've ever followed at any level, and it's not because they won. It was the Way they played, whether they won or lost. It just so happens that this style of play means you win much more often than you lose.

Just winning and having nice uniforms or because it's your alma mater are for people who follow Meechigan or Auburn or USC or TX or OU or UF.

That ain't the U.


Base Layer



I don't know if Brady Quinn is a bust or not, but he's definitely an a-hole

I remember watching him boo Army in a blowout win over them, the cameras were fixated on Quinn at the end of the game. Notre Dame was up 41-3, the clock was winding down at the end of the game with :15 seconds left and Army was in Notre Dame territory at their 9

The Army QB hands the ball off and the RB fumbles it, the QB recovers and takes a 9 yard loss. There's :4 seconds left in the game and Army tries to call a timeout. The whole Notre Dame stadium starts booing and the cameras cut to Quinn, who is booing as well and laughing

I couldn't be more happy that he is in Cleveland with that craptastic team


Full pic



Are the people who want all this emotion from RS the same ones who make fun of Tebow for his displays?

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | November 17, 2009 at 01:21 PM

In short, yes.

Are the people who complain about the people complaining about RS's lack of emotion the same ones who do not understand that too much of a good thing is a bad thing?

For example:
1.) DNA repair = good. Too much DNA repair = bad (think too much sun exposure and cigarette smoking)

2.) Having a few drinks = good. Drinking a keg or a handle = very bad

RS showing some more emotion = good.
Tebow = douche

For the record, I think RS has shown a bit more emotion on the sidelines these past two weeks and that is good.


The pro combat jerseys don't look so bad when you see the real thing.


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

DC Cane, go check the number of years each of those coaches have been HC's at their schools. Then check the numbers of players who've been in their system for two or more years in their two-deep.

Then go do some research on what Shannon's been doing the last three years. Then realize how clueless your point is.


From www.hurricanesports.com:

The University of Miami football team will wear the Nike Pro Combat uniform, a new system of dress and the lightest weight football uniform Nike has ever created, when it takes the field for the South Florida contest on Saturday, November 28.

Miami is one of 11 elite programs to debut the Nike Pro Combat uniform during the month of November before it is officially introduced at the start of the 2010 season. The Hurricanes are joined by Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and TCU as the schools debuting the uniform this month.

"Nike has been a premier partner of the University of Miami for many years," commented Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt. "The UM athletic department is honored to have been selected as one of the programs to debut the Pro Combat uniform."


"Players need their uniforms to be as light as possible so they can play the game at top speed. The Nike Pro Combat uniform is a modern system of dress that is dramatically lighter while providing durability and protection."
Kris Aman, Global VP and General Manager for Nike Athletic Training


Nike designed the Pro Combat uniform to address the evolution of the game and the increase in strength and speed of the student-athletes. The uniform is 37 percent lighter than current designs (673 grams vs. 1,061 grams). Nike utilized a four-way stretch twill that does not hold sweat or water and, as a result, the new uniforms are 46 percent lighter than the current designs when wet. Overall, the Nike Pro Combat uniform is lighter when wet that the current Miami design when completely dry.

Designed from the inside out, the Nike Pro Combat uniform begins with the Nike Pro Combat padded base layer. Strategically placed padding zones in the Nike Pro Combat Deflex shorts cover the thighs, hips, and tailbone. The padding zones are comprised of dual-density foam cells that absorb, deflect and disperse the impact of on-field collisions. A foam grid intersects the cells to maximize impact absorption and increase flexibility. A hard plastic shield covers the thigh padding where impact frequently occurs.

The Nike Pro Combat Deflex shorts are made with Nike Dri-FIT technical fabric to provide superior moisture wicking, helping to keep players dry and cool. With the padding incorporated into the base layer, players gain greater mobility over traditional padding and the outer uniform becomes a lightweight, breathable shell with a sleek, explosive look.


Great article. We're far ahead offensively this year where we were at this point over the last few seasons.

Year PF PA
2005 297 117
2006 210 150
2007 219 240
2008 284 211
2009 315 242

Here are the two quarterbacks last year:
Yards: 97-181-1041
Touchdowns: 7
Interceptions: 10

Yards: 68-115-701
Touchdowns: 7
Interceptions: 10

Yards: 165-296-1742
TDs: 14
Ints: 13


Yards: 190-313-2655
TDs: 19
Ints: 16

That's the impact the Whipple has had on our passing game.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, you were right about the dramatic overnight improvement. I underestimated the growth curve for soph's and fresh' and I overestimated the upperclassmen. I also underestimated our lack of depth and didn't quite understand exactly what it means to have a team full of bosses versus a team full of Cokerites or even just good players.

C-Mac's a good example of someone who you'd think would be a boss but he really isn't. Ditto Franklin.

But now that I see the difference and see what we have and don't have, I'm at peace with the situation. This is what Shannon means when he says, "We still have a long way to go."

The ACC is turning out better, which is good but I still see us throttling these squads by the time Jacory's a senior. Maybe not next year because the OL still won't really be in place and up to speed.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I just heard that Ed Reed wants to become a secondary coach when hes done in the NFL...

Can we offer him the job right now!

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | November 16, 2009 at 11:15 P


Roger that. I'm sure he'll be on our list.


JSQ - if you want to seriously laugh out loud, you have to check out the show on TLC "King of the Crown"

A guy and his crew go around, helping out girls that go into pageants and it .. is .. awesome. We actually had it on DVR last night in the sports department and were watching that and the Ravens/Browns game

One of his "projects" is to help out that Miss Teen South Carolina, who had the awesome answer

When asked about whether people should take the H1N1 vaccine shot, this was her reply:

Her: "All these people, who don't take their anti-biotics, when they have the flu or the cold, it creates new ... catastroffies"

One of the guys: "Catastrohpies"


DallasTX Cane

Are the people who want all this emotion from RS the same ones who make fun of Tebow for his displays?


Current ACC Standings

Clemson 5-2 7-3 .700
Boston College 4-2 7-3 .700
Florida State 3-4 5-5 .500
Wake Forest 2-5 4-7 .364
NC State 1-5 4-6 .400
Maryland 1-5 2-8 .200


Georgia Tech 7-1 10-1 .909
Virginia Tech 4-2 7-3 .700
Miami 4-3 7-3 .700
North Carolina 3-3 7-3 .700
Duke 3-3 5-5 .500
Virginia 2-4 3-7 .300


Daytoncane - "WABS" is short for "Weekend At Bernie's Shannon"

Canez1 remembers when I made up that name, b/c during the Wake game people were complaining that Randy Shannon has no expression on his face, no emotion, every time the camera was taken of him on the sidelines. Some people expect more emotion out of him, yelling all the time like Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher or Lou Pinella - and that's they're prerogative of what they want in a coach

I'm the opposite. I've brought up that other coaches are more stoic at times, that you couldn't even tell if they were down by 40 or if they're up by 40 .... you just can't constantly read them. Coaches like Tom Landry, Tony Dungy, Bill Belichik, Joe Torre, John Wooden, Mike Tomlin, etc

So, I said, all the people that want more emotion out of him must think that the Canes just roll him out there on a dolly, put a headset on him and get something to help him just stand there .... like they did in the movie, "Weekend At Bernie's", when Bernie was dead, but they still dressed him up, put some sunglasses on him and made people think he was alive the whole movie


Cat 5 Cane

U can never have enough Whip



I saw that, badazz. I just txted Big Mike and OB Brian that they're famous..


86 who is everyone in that photo in the last blog where you are in the front kneeling?


Canez1 - I hear that - I didn't go out at halftime - was in a funk and figured you were too. Wanted to go out and buy a second horse just to feel better - May have to LOL


what does WABS mean?

Posted by: Daytoncane

"What a beautiful set"? LOL


Didnt catch ESPN this morning but are they still talking about the 4th and 2 the Patriots tried and failed at? Thats ALL they talked about last night......surely there are other stories out there but no, we have to hear the opinion of 300 people as to wether it was the right call or the wrong call.


what does WABS mean?

DallasTX Cane

All true Six. And I do the same - its the right of the FAN to question everything and know everything even when knowing nothing. But hey, the FAN pays and is the CUSTOMER.

Its just plain silly tho when someone posts on here ranting about how the OL suks and in the same breath rants bout how calling screen passes suks...yada yada.

I'm far from a serious student of the game, but even I can see the game-planning relation b/w an "unstoppable" pass rush and calling screen passes.



LMFAO!!!! That would have been a rough one!!



Thanks CG. She is definitely a keeper. I have no idea how she puts up with me!!

I was miserable for the rest of the weekend.

We really had a great time meeting everyone.

Except RV PB of course.

BG good to see ya back bro! I was wondering what happened to ya. You are never far.

You and Este missed a good time Sat.

Speakin of Este.....



86 - so when those women did that cheer, who got naked first

solar, you, canesteeler, 404cane404, canez1 or KCCane

And then how fast did those women run away when that happened? Ha


From the Raycom main blog:

Bowl Projections:

Orange: Clemson

Chick-Fil-A: Virginia Tech

Gator: Georgia Tech

Champ Sports: Miami

Music City: North Carolina

Meineke: Boston College

Emerald: Florida State

Eagle Bank: Duke if they win out


>North Carolina has really been impressive lately and the defense is still driving the bandwagon. UNC’s 4 INTs forced on Miami’s Harris were the catalyst to the victory to keep up the winning streak. The offense has done just enough to pull out the wins and Heels’ kicker Barth would hit the FGs to put the game away. The Heels have gone from possibly being shut out of the bowls to possibly being in the top tier of the ACC bowls.

>Miami is in meltdown mode as Harris is struggling and the defense is not playing at the level it was earlier. Amazing how quickly a season can change can’t it? The Canes went from being the best team in the ACC after taking out Georgia Tech and FSU early on to now sitting at 3 conference losses and being in the middle of the pack in the Coastal. ACC defenses have learned how to deal with Whipple’s offensive scheme and Harris has not made good decisions. He throws way too many deep balls into coverage and teams like UNC will take advantage of that.


DallasTX Cane - you're crazy man, don't you know that all the callers into sports talk radio and Sunday morning armchair coaches know exactly what should be called during a game .... and that's all FREE, unlike these coordinators who come from years of actually coaching at the NFL or NCAA level for a while

Na, I understand the armchair coaching and have been guilty of it myself just like everyone else ... but only to a point. Not only in football but esp. in baseball. Although, I will question a call right after it is made, I also understand that it must be for a reason and that's why I'm sitting somewhere watching the game and I'm not actually on the field or dugout with a headset on, being called "Coach" or "Skipper"

Not only that, but people who are watching the games on television can't see the whole field ... meaning they only see what choice the QB made in his throwing decision and not the other routes the WRs are running. Maybe once in a while, on a replay, the announcers/color commentators will have a couple of different cameras shown to them that are fixed on other parts of the field that they can show to the viewer. Then you can see the play develop. Even on screen plays, sometimes the camera is so tight on the QB throwing to the RB, the viewer can't see the play developing around them .. who missed what block .. how the D is reacting each time, just like you mentioned .. etc.

I'm down with discussing options about plays, why this was or wasn't called .. but at the end of it all, I know the coaches must have a reason of doing it - that's why they're paid to do it

Except Nix. That moronic #%**@#! numbnuts


CGNC...we moved up into the shade under the overhang and it was cool and PLENTY of room.

We met those 5 girls in the photo in the blog article and they were very friendly and drinking rum and coke. One woman not in the photo snuck in small bottles of rum in her bra. She kept saying that her drinks came from the "Ti--- Bar"!

They had a cheer they developed that went like this:

Leader: All right, all right, all right.
Group: All right, all right all right.

Leader: OK, OK, OK.
Group: OK, OK, OK.

Leader: All right.
Group: All right.

Leder: OK
Group: OK

Group: Let's Get Naked!

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Posted by: Six | November 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM

I recommend paying Go Daddy - they need the $$ to keep making the commercials...I enjoy the commercials


the rest need to step up your game and write an article.

Posted by: aqua | November 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Roger that! Did U see the guys in the video at Raycom?

We will see U at your tailgate at W12 around 10 AM. Cool?


Canez1 - I hear ya on the seating issue in the tarpit - if you need personal space not the place to be! Sara is nice - what a keeper - don't blow it ;-D






DC Cane, sack up and start up these domain names then. $1.99 at Yahoo or $5.99 at Go Daddy

I'll give you Hocutt's direct line to call and you can tell him exactly what needs to be done

Boss Man Shannon (or his other name, WABS, for someone like you) isn't going anywhere for a while, so get used to it


There is also a PART II to the UM-UVA game "Road Trip" feature at the Raycom site.

The video link is just below the large video window on the left side of the page.

Two guys in the video at the tailgate section they interview we have met and hand out with Aqua, Ricky and crew. Fun stuff!



Jello Shot Queen

the rest need to step up your game and write an article


By the way, isn't the soft cast on his forearm. U'd think that the soft case would cover the injured finger, as well as Harris' hand, and NOT EXTEND up the forearm.

Is anybody here a Sports physician.

Posted by: Anon | November 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Most muscles for your hand reside within your forearm. Because they cross your wrist, they have secondary actions that involve movement of the wrist. That means wrist movement affects your fingers as well.


More interesting SEASON TOTAL facts:

Time of possession: UM 30:05 Opp 29:55

Red Zone Offense: UM 82% Opp 80%

Red Zone TDs: UM 68% Opp 37%




DallasTX Cane

Not only did the screens called go for good yardage most of the time (not all, but most of the time); but U have to remember that sometimes plays are called for various reasons and if they make positive yardage or not is not always the primary goal.

Example: Everyone has been busting on the OL lately - screens are called many times to slow down the DL pass rush. just getting a DLman to think screen may slow his rush enough to make the difference b/w a sack and a completion or b/w a "hurry" that causes a bad throw and a completion.

A certain play may be called so the OC can see how a certain D player reacts with the thought being to attack that formation or player in the future.

Just because it doesn't make sense to us - the people who aren't getting paid $$ to coach - doesn't mean there wasn't positive accomplishment from the actual coaches' perspective.

every call isn't going to work 100% of the time - U have to look at the game plan overall and decide how well our OC attacked the other guy's D. I thought our plan worked for the most part against UNC.

Old Skool

Trivia question, I don't know the answer to.
When Highsmith plays with Berry is that the first time in U history that two legacies share the field?


Go here:


Click on the "Road Trip" video feature on the left side of the page. It's all about South Beach, the UM Homecoming on campus and other Miami related stuff.

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