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December 28, 2009


Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

John Clay had his sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance, rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries

Thats it?????????I swore he had lose to 200 yards.

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad


Sarasota 'cane

That one hurt. I thought we might pull one out at the end. Oh well, that's who we are right now. We ran into a classmate of my Dad's at halftime and he gave us his tickets right behind the bench on the 45.

Jacory was standing right in front of us and I could not help but notice how heavily wrapped his throwing hand was. I thought that injury was healed? Oh well...

Damien Berry was wasted tonight. There was no excuse for him not to be utilized more than he was tonight.

The recruiting class should be stellar, but this loss will linger. On a happier note, the # 1 recruit in the country has decided to open up his commitment now that Meyer is working the late shift over at "The Waffle House"! He is a 5 star DE named Shaw out of Cali, and he said that USC and UM are on the top of his list. I would think that UM might have an advantage given the problems at USC right now. Lord knows we could have used a better pass rush tonight!

Go 'canes!


Well this pretty much kills the discussion of whether or not we will be ranked int he top 5 come next season........

pretty awful game to say the least


If you guys only knew what I saw and heard as well on the sidelines and also in the Canes locker room after the game

I think Whip is as good as gone .. I dunno, but from what I saw and could gather - he seemed in a pretty ok mood after the game, talking on his cell phone. I brought the guy from the ESPN radio station here in Tampa, with me to the game, he was talking with Whip right in front of me while I was texting ... he joked with Whip about how if Whip needed some help looking for some places to live in Tampa, then to call him up. Whip laughed, kind of shook his head while laughing, but never said anything else about it. He then proceeded to stay on his cell phone away from the buses that were loading everyone else on it, not looking too disheartened with the loss

I dunno, you tell me what you guys would think if you saw and heard that

Saw Drew Rosenhaus hanging all over Jason Fox after the game, he also was all over Sam Shields and even went and talked with Darryl Sharpton for a while

Talked with Robert Bailey, he was working with Rosenhaus on Fox and Shields - real cool cat

Talked to Edge and Lamar Thomas, they were on the sidelines

Already told 86, raize and Rashad (or playa now) about the rumor on the sideline was the part of the Seminole trio that went to UiF, wants to play with his boys in Miami .... take that how you will

Coop looked pretty damn down after the game. Ojomo and Patrick Hill were walking around with him, trying to pick him up

I wish I had one of those big ass boxes of Popeyes chicken that the Canes players all got after the game

Orlando Franklin looked like he was about to murder EVERYONE that got in his way after the game

Wisconsin just flat out wanted the game more, their OLine beat the living crap out of the Canes DLine ... remember that quote I put on here a while ago about how Sapp said that the Canes don't have a DLineman that he can really even name? Ya, Wisconsin proved that tonight

Wisconsin looked like they were playing during the summer months ... Miami looked like they were playing in the Antarctic. I've never seen so many players huddled around a heater on the sidelines as I did with the Canes players

I'm not even mad about the game anymore, I got over it after being in the Canes locker room and on the drive home

Jacory looked suicidal in the press conference. While Shannon was answering questions, Jacory just sat there with his head down and staring at the ground


Six, it was a freaking mess. Half the time they didn't even look ready to play


And this was basically a home game for them - lots of fan support


Ya, it was even more frustrating watching it from the sideline, right next to the Canes bench

There were some players who were taking it seriously, they were pissed and trying to get others up

I like Brandon Harris more and more, every time I see him. In between plays, he's going around and trying to get people fired up, hitting them on the shoulder pads, trying to get them hyped. Other guys on the D were as well

C-Mac was beyond pissed

Jacory's body language was SHOUTING, not telling, out a lot of how he was feeling

Wisconsin's lines just beat the hell out of the Canes lines - plain and simple

How many damn blown coverages happened out there? There were Wisconsin guys running wide the hell open in the middle of the field

I dunno, like I said, I'm already over it. Nothing can be done about it. I'm not even going to go back and read what was written on here during the game


Let me tell you this as well, when I arrived at the game ... FINALLY, DUE TO JACKASS TRAFFIC IN ORLANDO ... it was like something out of Grand Theft Auto, trying to get to the Media Lot

There were people that would just jump out in the middle of the street with signs to park at their place, yelling and pointing at my car as I was driving past them. Let me tell you, it wasn't exactly lit too well on Church Street off of John Young Parkway ... and then you have these people literally running out in the middle of the road at you, yelling at you to park at their place?

Hell no, I wouldn't freakin park there unless I had on a Kevlar vest and was strapped with a few SG 552 assault rifles




Feel really bad for Cooper bad, bad injury!


MM01-hope everything is all right-I think some took it to the extreme last night...Angry is really in the doghouse today! Not sure what he was drinking in the stands?


Sadly the canes proved my point last night...never can predict a bowl...never can tell which team shows up....I wish I was not right. Go to go to work.

The Truth

You know what the problem is? Some of you idiots ONLY come out when things go wrong. You know you'll look stupid otherwise. Can't thump your chest - you're really fat chest - about Shannon if Miami wins.

Some of you make points like "why can't Shannon find a coach that can..."

Newsflash - cuz it ain't the coach this time.

Nix was bad - great. Wonderboy Whipples offense got shut down last night. So, what does that mean? Whipple can't coach? No...Shannon can't coach? Or is it that a below average OL got it's a*s handed to them?

Last year it was Nix's fault. Who's fault is it now?

You chest thumperS still can't get it into your head that your Canes aren't as good as you think they are.

And last night was about 2 factors:

1. The OL couldn't block
2. The QB is hurt.

It didn't matter how many times the O got the ball, they were NOT going to score. The OL couldn't block ANYONE on ANY play.

So let's fire another coach.

Miamis D has ALWAYS had issues covering the TE.

I guess you guys can't remember back to the Washington game in 2000.

And I'm not going to back and rehash every game in the past that Miami got beat by the TE underneath.

Randy Phillips is a joke. We knew that before the season. At least Aqua and I did.

How this game gets laid on the D though, is rediculous. They made plays. ST's made plays.

The O made NO plays.

Whatever...only a loser will come back and say "blah blah blah Miami lost 4 games"


If you can't see improvement from Randy year 1 till today, you're stupid. And some of you are.

This team is injured and beat up and looking for better players.

The Truth

Man I hate this fan base. Not everyone, but the face of the Miami football fanbase really is Carlos.

"This is not Miami Hurricane Football"

WTF does that mean, man?

Lay this game on the D? Really?



See U all at the game!


Posted by: 86Cane | December 29, 2009 at 08:07 AM

Well I was HALF right!

There now I feel sooooo much better.




The Truth

Laying this game on the D is so absolutely moronic it's worth another post.

How many stupid sacks did Jacory take?
How many runs did he avoid making?
How many overthrows?

When he looked poised, how much time did his joke of an OL give him?

That OL is eons better than it was - when everyone is healthy - but they still suck.

Jacory CLEARLY is beat up and can't throw because of it.





Truth you are right that was all on the players. It will get better just stings to see that they did not show up and get embarrassed. but again did I mention that these are 19 year old kids?


The Truth

You know who's fault this is?

It's #65, #74, #72, #61, #70

Figs & Pipho especially

Soft and Pathetic

And THANK GOD Randy Phillips played in his last game. He shouldve bought a ticket to the game cuz all he really did was watch it.

Sarasota 'cane




I feel ya. Jacory was obviously not himself. I think Wis smelled that. The o-line has been the weakest link for too long. New coach needed. Badly.

I told my homies the Badgers were better in the trenches & it would be a fight. Everybody laughed at me. It don't always feel good to be right.

What sucks is most of that garbage front line & their coach is coming back.

On the positive tip. They have a chance to correct it in the off-season. At least they're getting better each season.

That still was a disappointing loss.



On to recruiting news for the next 2 months.....

The Truth


It was pretty clear from the 2nd series, by the way he set his feet and released that his injury was going to effect him. And that OL was just terrible.

And Miami fans, it appears, aren't the only ones that didn't give Wisky the respect they deserved.

Old Skool

Dam. New Years is gonna suck this year. This will take a while to get over.


Well, finally got caught up with all of the posts after logging out at the end of the 3rd quarter last night.

(I was hoping shutting down the machine would make a difference, and it "almost" did... but, not quite.)

Gonna miss Sharpton's effort... man he played hard. Hope Cooper can recover... looks pretty MAJOR though.

I also was not happy seeing all of the smiling relaxed faces on the sideline with JFox last night... BHarris balled... like I think Solar said, WE GOT EVERY POSSIBLE BREAK LAST NIGHT... the game "could" have been about 48-7 without al of our good breaks.

It's true, we don't play well against the hard nosed blue-collar teams... we are just not as tough on the lines... (a point I have lamented for years... )

Jacory was way off... the ONLY time during the whole game that I actually SCREAMED was the first two plays after the onside kick. Getting puled down without throwing the ball away and then throwing it DIRECTLY to a defender... I knew it was not meant to be.

Why wasn't the clock stopped after the out of bounds first down? I saw 2:01 on the clock, it eventually got reset to 1:48?

Hope D. Berry is OK... underused as usual...

Hate to say it, but Six may be right... Whipple doesn't seem committed to this team to me... I don't know... I have no REAL facts to back this feeling, but I see him leaving. (I hope that is not the case, ANOTHER OC is just another excuse for not doing well next year.)

REALLY glad Hank and Franklin say they're coming back.

If they're not going to use A.J. Highsmith, they need to get SOMEBODY ready to backup JH... Jacory should NOT have to get severely injured because we have no one else to put in.

Disappointing... but, it is what it is... 8 more months and we tee it up again.


Cat 5 Cane

Give it 24 hours... would ya... my head hurts!


Disturbing loss:this o-line is way too soft,and i'm pretty sure stoutland will make sure that figs keep his starting spot.We can only hope that Gunn-Wheeler-Bunche provide some serious comp for RG.All five spots up for grabs,only certified hoggs need apply.

The Truth

Ok gents and ladies, I'm out to chef Mickeys (Booooo) and then to Epcot for Mission Space, lots of beer and to eat later at Canada to grab a couple of bowls of that Cheese Soup!!

Now THATS worth coming to Orlando for.

I hope the criers don't cry too much today.

There'll more to cry about later I'm sure...

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

When did Michealee Harris commit to Louisville???


Wow, what a poor showing. It really sucks thinking about how much money you wasted to see a sh!tty performance like that. This team has no heart or desire. They got pushed around all night and looked like they didn't want to play. O-line and D-line are HORRIBLE. I don't care how good the skill positions are. Why was the run abandoned all night???????? STUPID. RUN THE BALL!!!!!!! Keep it simple and don't be cute with gimmicky plays. Pound the ball!

The Truth

Oh, and Canez...

If you're checking in, we ate at the Yahtsman the other day and it was TERRIBLE

Sizzler (if you go back that far) terrible.

Stick to Shulas. The steak is good. I just think it's too pricey for what they serve.

You can get a better steak on I-drive at place called (I think?) Charlie's. It's in a strip mall but that place is really nice. They bring your steak to you to puck it before cooking. And it's worth the jingle you're going to lay down. They have a great wine list too...the good stuff.

Soup, am I right on the name? I know there is a Charlies but is that the place I'm thinking of...I think we spoke of it before on here...

Man, I just don't like Shulas LOL Its fine...stay clear of that Yahtsman though. The manager no likie me no more :-)



Posted by: the sky | December 29, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Funniest post of the night, IMO.

VA Cane, excellent posts last night. Still a young team that needs to, not just want, but need to win.

Six, Thanks again for your behind the scenes insight. I hope you're misreading Whipples reaction. Also, do U ever have nightmares staring Orlando Franklin? Be honest, we're all friends here.

The Truth

How does someone post that the OL was pushed around all night and then follow it up with why didn't we run the ball more?


Ok...I'm out to fight the crowds and drink and be merry.

Life is too short Cane fans...enjoy your holiday!!! Life is good!


Truth, you are certainly right that the o-line was utter garbage last night and in large part responsible for the outcome of the game. But the defense cannot be left off of the hook. Wisconsin had the ball on offense for 2/3 of the game. We failed to make adjustment to cover anyone in the middle of the field and that just killed us by sustaining long time consuming drives keeping our offense off of the field outmatched that game but still had the ball in our hands and a chance to win at the end - which is crazy if you think about it...

The offense had issues all up and down the place, none more obvious than the o-line. They flat out got worked. Whipple didn't do many favors with his play calling. The entire first quarter he became nix part 2 by throwing on first then running on second. Wisconsin sniffed this out and whip didn't adjust. We got away from the run too early, especially considering we were having success on the edge when our backs stretched them laterally. The epitome of whips terrible play calling was when Wisconsin was in prevent and he dialed up a screen. That is not the time to bust that out. Jacory couldn't hit his own ass with two hands last night. That kid needs to heal up in the offseason and learn to manage the game better. His awareness in the pocket is unacceptable. He doesn't understand when to just get rid of the damn ball. Example was on the first play after the onside kick.

That game was disgusting on so many levels. I hope this loss does not affect recruiting for this class. But don't be fooled, how you perform in a bowl game does not determine your momentum heading into next season. Ranking, sure. But not performance. Look no further than last years champs bowl, gts bowl last year, USC, and cal just off the top of my head. Oftentimes you learn much more from your failures than your successes and this embarassment should resonate with them to step up the work ethic and get that refuse to lose attitude. The may have been a better outcome for the 2010 canes, despite how much it hurt the 2009 canes. And remember what happened to Florida during timmys sophomore season before Florida won the ship the following year... 9-4 with a bowl loss to Michigan (the michigan edition which lost to app st)... So fear not cane fans all is still well in coral gables.


In the 9 wins i do not remember the negative post or the coaching bashing taking place,but in the 4 losses those certain posters seem to always show up and make their case for what is always wrong with this team.BG apologized i won't,U bandwaggoners,sometimey so-called fans are the worst.Only have the worst to say after a loss,and yet can't be found after a win.


Agree w/Truth & aqua re: R.Phillips.
I've never seen Randy Phillips play well on a consistent basis. Every time I see a player getting beat it seems like it's a senior player getting beat. Our best players are still our younger players.

Sure hope Bailey returns. I think Regis or Vernon got the sack but Bailey straight up walked his RT back into the QB in the first half. Bailey might've gotten credit for half a sack but it was impressive. NFL scouts notice that ish. He might be gone.

The Truth

Last thing...

While freezing my rear off we were talking about "Cane Dominance" and all that crap and I reminded the guys that Miami almost lost to Toledo in 1987.

And to Vatech in 2001

And other games too. Miami had it's squeekers.

Besides that, it's a completely different football landscape.

LSU won a title with TWO losses.

Or have you guys forgotten that?

The days you saw on the 30/30 special are GONE.

Miami will win another title but they're going to have to claw and scratch just like everyone else and once these kids get that, they'll be fine.

Those great teams had hound superstars but senior leaders that could play AND guide them. This teams leaders ARE the young guys and the young guys still have a lot to learn.

And to get healthy.


Also thought and prayers for MM01? Heard he went to the hospital after the game last night, any truth to that rumor?

When it rains it pours.

The Truth


Not sure where, maybe ESPN, but you can look up the game by plays...look at how many 3 & outs Miami had.

There's 80% of you're reason why Wisky had the ball 2/3 of the game.

I'm out. Go Mickey!!!




Also thought and prayers for MM01? Heard he went to the hospital after the game last night, any truth to that rumor?

When it rains it pours.

Posted by: DZ8 | December 30, 2009 at 10:22 AM



Oh and the wisconsin band was way better too- played swing music which is kinda more marching band type music than ol Michael Jackson stuff.....

Lurking Cane Fan

I am NOT happy with the cold temps.

GT last year, VT this year, these Dade kids are just not USED to that kind of bone-chilling cold.

And an injury like Jacory's can be felt more when it is cold.

If they DO lost though, i hope Randy puts these guys in a fridge before the next cold game. Not Mike Leach punishment style, but to get them used to the cold. Heck, get them to throw the football around in the showers, dressed of course, to get used to a cold and wet football.


Badgers? We don't need no stinkin badgers!



Darn, I hate it when I am right about stuff like this. Dade guys need to be put in a cold area for a while to get used to the cold. I bet they stayed in the hotel at 75 degrees until gametime, got into a heated bus, and from there to a heated locker room, and as the announcers said, had to run back in for long sleeves at the last second before the game because the cold was killing them. They showed a guy SHIVERING on the sidelines, so unused to the cold he was. And the crowd shots of Wisconsin folks in short sleeves while the UM fans were bundled like Kenny in hoodies helped prove that we are too thin-blooded for cold weather.

Dallas, I saw your response, and thanks. I have no issues with you. Let's enjoy this offseason. Faith in Haith and More wins for Morris.

Lurking Cane Fan

However, even beyond the cold, the difference was how freaken lucky they were on third down and how unlucky we were on third AND fourth down. We had plenty of third and shorts that we didn't convert. The offense would get into apostin in first and second down, and then do dumb things like a bomb on 3rd and 2. Meanwhile, we would stuff the run on first and second, and they would convert a third and 8 as their QB was getting hit. I would love to see an analysis of those third down plays, ad how by just changing a few of them, we get the win DESPITE being outplayed in time of posession and total yards.

Lurking Cane Fan

Finally, I am gonna give the totally delusional anti-Carlos positive spin on this:
We knew that this game didn't REALLY matter, and wanted to make OSU* overconfident when they play us next year. With this game in the can, OSU* will be throwing to their TE all game long, and we will be getting picks left and right. I don't really BELEIVE this, but I can hope this is the effect in the end, an important road win next year for this meaningless bowl loss this year? Nice trade.


Cat5 - great avatar!!!


Still amazed that the defense held up as well as it did - they were on the field ALL night.

The blocking (even more that just the line) by the ends and backs was - in a word - pathetic. Wisky was beating 7 with 4

Gin & Tonic

The o-line and linebacker play has been inconsistent all year. Both needed to be imporved before next year in order for Miami to become an elite team. All Wisconsin did was remind the team, coaches, and fans of that fact.

Hope everyone had a good holiday. I've ben busy moving. Nothing like moving 3 days before Christmas and still having to play santa for the little ones.

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