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March 04, 2010

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Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

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FightingIbis

Bama
OU
LSU

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:54 PM

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Our young team beat OU this year. People can say what they want about OU this year but they did beat Stanford in their bowl game.

Miami will be able to contend with anyone this year. They may not be elite just yet but no one we face will have as much talent as we do.

Drtycane

solar
i cosign that...just worried about the o-line...they may be too young still, but if stoutland gets the right formula..jascory is gonna look like brady in the pocket...and just dump dump dump to our rb/wr by commitee...

SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

solarcane

have^ (I thought I was cal for just a sec lol)

solarcane

B Harris sounds like Randy is finally going to be able to concentrate on being a head coach and not half to wipe their behinds for them.
I'm feeling real good about these guys laying some teams out hard this season.

Drtycane

SOUP
its a goo dinterview, but when asked who is the best db on the team...b said dvd...
he wants to keep working to be the best ...he thinks that shannon is changing his attitude this year and letting the players get a little loose...
we'll see...also just heard on another site that Latwan Anderson will be in town this weekend to watch spring practice, and wants to play here....with ed reed looming/down here for the ST Softball Tourney he could be a lock for The U....this would make our 2ndary sick sick sick!!!!

Daytoncane

if im not a Cane fan, then why am i here?

i wonder how many "fans" would be here to give the basketball team or the baseball team some support? you? please.

don't come at me like you're some kind of tough guy. i haven't made any personal attacks at you, but you're keeping my name in your mouth.

if you think im an idiot for what i post then why do you always respond to me? stupid is as stupid does, ma'am.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Posted by: Six | March 04, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Did you get a chance and go see some of the greats at Legends Field?

The best guy that loves to sit and talk old time ball is Yogi

Pure class and sharp mind. Its always a thrill of mine to meet him anytime I can get there

solarcane

That was just the window that got busted that let mosquitoes in!

Calvin I love you brudda,
what ever happens best of everything for you

raizecane

Is it me or is The Marriage Ref really dumb???

SOUP

U gotta love U some CALVIN!!!

Six

Haha, my man Calvin is back

shwarma

Six preach on, people just don't understand

SOUP

And alway remember, "No one person is bigger than the blog" that includes you to soup. Some might still argue while "no one is bigger than the blog, your head is though".

Also, as Canez1 pointed out and others that have concurred, to those people whinin and crying behind the blog, you can kiss our aspirins!

Posted by: Calvin | March 04, 2010 at 10:30 PM

CALVIN!!!

I may be an "ASPIRIN" that is true, but U are a hard core Canes fan.

And that is all that is required for admission. Blog on...

shwarma

Back with a vengence!

Six

60 feet 6 inches

A pitcher that is 6'5, releases the ball at around 55 feet

Try and hit that pill at 55 feet when it's coming in at 96 - 99 mph .... and it's not in your wheel house either, it's everywhere you don't want it to be for a strike

A pitcher throws a 97 mph four seamer, a 92 mph cut fastball, and a change up at 85 ... all with the same arm motion so you can't tell that he's switching speeds. Good luck. Not to mention the mind games the pitcher can play with you by moving the ball all over the place. You're looking for a certain spot that he'll pitch it. The pitcher can throw you all out of whack by throwing hard and inside, behind you, up and in near your chin

You have .4 seconds to decide whether to swing the bat or not on a 90 mph ball, around .2 to swing at 95 mph or higher

You have 8 guys in the field, positioned upon stats of where you're likely to hit it after tons of research

The reason guys that only succeed hitting the ball safely 30% of the time are considered very good, is b/c it's so hard to do it - not b/c it's a tell of how bad hitters are in the game

You have a guy bearing down on you, spikes high while you're trying to roll a double play, and you have to get the ball in and out of your glove while swiping the bag with your feet within 2 seconds to try and get the guy out at 1st

No one ever said baseball was a physical sport, b/c it's not. You don't hit people on every pitch, you can't compare football to baseball in that aspect

Catching a football from Marino or Favre isn't any harder than standing at home plate as a catcher, while having a runner in the corner of your eye ready to take you out, while you're about to receive a laser beam on a relay from the outfield

You want to go squat and catch Zumaya from the Tigers at 60 feet 6 inches while he cranks 99-101 mph fastballs at you? Suit up and do it

Most people who even played at the high school level can't go right now to the batting cage at Malibu Grand Prix, get into the fast cage that throws only 86 and consistently hit it for a base hit

SOUP

FOR ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO HAS NOT POSTED A COMMENT YET BUT WANTS TO: PLEASE DO SO NOW...

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO DO SO!

Calvin

Got briefed on the blog and went back and read em (some of the post) so i felt like out of respect for all the people who i saw showing respect and standing up for me and also "thee excuse" and jsq, but i can only speak for myself, i didn't even know they rolled out(i got informed about it later on) but yall know what kind of people they were so if they rolled out, i got complete faith in their reasoning for doing so, i don't need to hear their side i see for sure how the other side is right now. I just wantted to say i appreciate the respect yall have shown me since i haven't been posting, i got alot of respect for alot of yall on here, cav, Canez1, esteban, solar, trout, hell even me and pb a.k.a. ponce blogee-on never saw eye to eye for a long time on here, than all of a sudden, things clicked, everything became straight with me and him as well, and we cool now. bg1906, holding it down.

dayton-non-Cane, from what i can see, you still need to shut the hell up, ain't nothing change on that front, you still just don't know what the hell to say out of your mouth when you post.

To the lady posters on the blog, the real ones(not the ones taking cheap shots after they think you're all the way gone or something), yall know i still appreciate yall having shorter feet than us, yall keep holding it down.

fighting ibis, whatever you do, if you change your name, keep the fighting part in it, cause you another on here who's saying what's really happening and what really needs to be said. To those names i may not have mentioned/overlooked, if we were cool when i was posting, we still cool now.

six, i didn't forget about you dawg!

With that being said, as far as me not posting, i had no idea whether i was banned or not, but the fact that soup asked me to send him some sissy azz email over a blog discussion about jason fox and cause whoever did the inteview got offended, basically, you tried me on that one and everybody else you asked to send you an email on that one. Why wasn't the person who did the interview than came on the blog not asked(publicly) to send you an email, after they started posting the profanity and name calling, cause basically that's azz kissin and being bias towards jason fox and the interviewer.

I'm actually posting this to help this blog out, soup, you gotta get yo head out yo azz man, you got people on here like bg1906 and pb giving you their heart felt and sincere advice and your responses to them are pathetic. That bullshat fake apologetic blog you wrote was unecessary, i would've of rather you not did that for real, cause you post as if you apologizing but all thru that blog, the majority of the stuff you concurred with contradicted that same blog. So it's hard for me to see shat like that, you have blinded yourself by your own selfish ambitions, and you running this blog now like larry(either one)foote.

Me, i'mma speak what's on my mind, that's the only way i do it, i'm not an enemy of this blog cause to many people on here i got history with, at the same time, i'm not gone censor my thoughts for the sake of azz kissin, make it worse, that fox interview was like reading a newspaper article, av touched on it earlier, manny navarro was on here live when people came at him like they did, and they did it rightfully so, the thing about manny though, he did at least keep coming back from time to time whether he got salty or not after he got blasted back than, and he still comes back.

Stop being sensitive and trying to turn this into some sissy azz blog, while you did help create a platform for alot of us to congregate and keep HURRICANE Live all day, at the same time, you in counter-productive blog mode right now, while those so called blog rules are trying to be made to read as simple, some of them are objective. I liked posting on here, at the same time, i know how to keep things in perspective too, and soup, you don got to big for your britches!

Learn a lesson from "thee incompetent one" about arrogance and trying to show fake class or come off as a man with some integrity in the public or something, that's not the way to live, this blog became strong because of alot of other principles that are right.

It takes alot of time to build something, takes less time to tear it down. Not to many people ever thought the orange bowl was going to dissappear either.

If i got another point of view about something, that's what i'm posting. It's an insult to ask anybody to read an article/interview that basically fed us one of the most outrageous statements in Canespace history(hell in other history too), and expect us to sit here and basically say oh yeah, that's jason "47 starts" fox, let em slide, F that, cause if pipho had an interview on here talking like that, he would of been blasted hands down, without a "letter from the editor".

This is bigger than the jason fox situation with me though. That was just the window that got busted that let mosquitoes in! I don't need an apology(especially not the fake type with a bs agenda behind it), my feelings didn't get hurt, i just don't have time for the new bullshat approach if that's how it's suppose to be run over here now.

And alway remember, "No one person is bigger than the blog" that includes you to soup. Some might still argue while "no one is bigger than the blog, your head is though".

Also, as Canez1 pointed out and others that have concurred, to those people whinin and crying behind the blog, you can kiss our aspirins!

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

quite a few peeps that I passed the cards out to, have said they read here all the time but feel a bit overwhelmed to post. 3 of those people have made their 1st post in the last couple of days.

SOUP

Drty...give us the DYRT?

SOUP

IMO he will get the extention before full team practices kickoff

Yes? No?

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | March 04, 2010 at 10:22 PM

YES

solarcane

Get beat out of a closet full of bad azz Canespace Gear by getting at the very least, 50 1st posts disqualified.

Research enough info to fill a couple book cases of articles and what thanks do I get?

solarcane doesn't count lol!

Drtycane

http://www.790theticket.com/jorgesedano.aspx

good interview this a.m. w/brandon harris....go to the bottom of the page to find


The U

DVD better than Brandon Harris....??? No Way Jose

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Any other coach that is going into his biggest season yet with just 1 year left. It would be a real problem. Another reason I like Randy keeping that issue in house is it shows how much he cares about these kids and this program. Not once have I ever heard him say anything about it.

IMO he will get the extention before full team practices kickoff

Yes? No?

SOUP

I saw $300 K as the average? Sounds about right?

solarcane

dayton,
I think groh is DC at GT this coming season

SOUP

As RaizeCane said before...how many people are posting NOW that never posted before?

MANY, MORE, THAN BEFORE!

solarcane

soup add this in

WELL PAID AND SECURE

More than five dozen assistant football coaches at major football-playing colleges are making at least $300,000, and almost one in four have the security of multiyear contracts, USA TODAY finds. Among the 893 assistants for whom contract and compensation information was obtained:

Salary Coaches

$600,000 or more 5

$400,000 or more 13

$300,000 or more 66

$250,000 or more 106

$200,000 or more 217

Contract length Coaches

5 years 6

4 or more years 12

3 or more years 56

2 or more years 209

Source: USA TODAY research

SOUP

and boy was he a funny guy ... if any of U remember, (Heaton, Hugo, Shapiro, Tyner, Castro, Guerra, Jones, Kirchicki, Morrison...etc.) U know what i'm talking about.

Posted by: Mike Hunt | March 04, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Yo Mikey...I am all over that. I was there on campus from 1981-1986. It was ALL good!

solarcane

sebas I was just messin about Randy.
If everybody else is over paid a zillion dollars for being a coach he should too.

solarcane

Mike,
thanks for that tidbit
priceless!!

Daytoncane

Al Groh makes that much?

highway robbery

solarcane

soup


2006

At least $1 million 42

At least $2 million 9

At least $3 million 1

At least $4 million 0

2007

At least $1 million 50

At least $2 million 12

At least $3 million 4

At least $4 million 0

2009

At least $1 million 56

At least $2 million 25

At least $3 million 9

At least $4 million 3

Source: USA TODAY research



Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Posted by: solarcane | March 04, 2010 at 10:06 PM

LMAO!!!!!

solarcane

soup im on it

Mike Hunt

solar - Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, remember him with the Steelers?

Duke is a cooler first name though

Toe Nash - phenom player for the Rays
Webster Slaughter - Browns
Taco Wallace - played for Kansas State
Mookie Wilson - Mets
Coco Crisp - idiot
Milton Bradley - nutjob
Rusty Kuntz - Tigers
Ron Tugnutt - goalie in NHL


Posted by: Six | March 04, 2010 at 01:24 PM

.

Hands down, the greatest University of Miami Athlete's name of All Time was # 7 - 1978-1981 - 4 year STARTER - LeftFielder - Threw R Batted L - Lifetime .333 hitter - Ron Frasier Old School BALL PLAYER ...

*** MIKE KUNTNER ***


and boy was he a funny guy ... if any of U remember, (Heaton, Hugo, Shapiro, Tyner, Castro, Guerra, Jones, Kirchicki, Morrison...etc.) U know what i'm talking about.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

He should get another 1.5 just for clearing out the trash that was left from the ex.

SOUP

Solar...did U get the AVERAGE head coach salary???

solarcane

sebas,
he would have made buh weet proud

SOUP

Thanks Solar...

U just STOLE my next article.

solarcane

Funny we feel bad for Randy only raking in 1.5 million a year doing the only job he knows how to do, and loves doing it.


SOUP

Are U a tax payer? Are U a VETERAN?

Check this out, assistant coach salaries:

Air Force $1.7 M
Army $1.1 M
Navy $600 K

OUCH!!!

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

I.M. Hipp was working that `fro bigtime

One of the best I have seen

solarcane

2009 hc bucks or money for nothing

Chart: 2009 college football coach salaries

Ranking the salaries of the head football coaches of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A):

Rank Coach School Conference Salary
1 Pete Carroll USC Pac-10 $4,400,000
2 Charlie Weis Notre Dame Ind. $4,200,000
3 Nick Saban Alabama SEC $3,900,000
4 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 $3,800,000
5 Les Miles LSU SEC $3,800,000
6 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten $3,500,000
7 Urban Meyer Florida SEC $3,400,000
8 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten $3,030,000
9 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 $2,910,000
10 Bobby Petrino Arkansas SEC $2,900,000
11 Mark Richt Georgia SEC $2,900,000
12 Rich Rodriguez Michigan Big Ten $2,500,000
12 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC $2,500,000
12 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 $2,500,000
12 Houston Nutt Ole Miss SEC $2,500,000
16 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 $2,300,000
16 Paul Johnson Georgia Tech ACC $2,300,000
18 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East $2,250,000
19 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech ACC $2,100,000
19 Butch Davis North Carolina ACC $2,100,000
21 June Jones SMU C-USA $2,000,000
21 Lane Kiffin Tennessee SEC $2,000,000
21 Gene Chizik Auburn SEC $2,000,000
24 Al Groh Virginia ACC $1,875,000
25 Bo Pelini Nebraska Big 12 $1,851,000
26 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 $1,850,000
26 Steve Sarkisian Washington Pac 10 $1,850,000
28 Mike Sherman Texas A&M Big 12 $1,800,000
28 Art Briles Baylor Big 12 $1,800,000
28 Steve Spurrier South Carolina SEC $1,800,000
28 Mark Dantonio Michigan State Big Ten $1,800,000
32 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC $1,750,000
32 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 $1,750,000
34 Chip Kelly Oregon Pac-10 $1,500,000
34 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten $1,500,000
34 Randy Edsall Connecticut Big East $1,500,000
34 David Cutcliffe Duke ACC $1,500,000
34 Randy Shannon Miami ACC $1,500,000
34 Jim Leavitt USF Big East $1,500,000
40 Steve Kragthorpe Louisville Big East $1,450,000
41 Bret Bielema Wisconsin Big Ten $1,400,000
42 Ron Zook Illinois Big Ten $1,350,000
43 Dave Wannstedt Pitt Big East $1,300,000
43 Gary Patterson TCU MWC $1,300,000
45 Danny Hope Purdue Big Ten $1,250,000
45 Rick Neuheisel UCLA Pac-10 $1,250,000
45 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC $1,250,000
45 Rich Brooks Kentucky SEC $1,250,00
49 Brian Kelly Cincinnati Big East $1,200,000
49 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC $1,200,000
49 Dan Mullen Mississippi State SEC $1,200,000
52 Skip Holtz East Carolina C-USA $1,160,000
53 George O'Leary UCF C-USA $1,150,000
53 Paul Rhoads Iowa State Big 12 $1,150,000
55 Dennis Erickson Arizona State Pac-10 $1,100,000
55 Todd Graham Tulsa C-USA $1,100,000
55 Tom O'Brien N.C. ACC $1,100,000
55 Greg McMackin Hawaii WAC $1,100,000
55 Dan Hawkins Colorado Big 12 $1,100,000
55 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 $1,100,000
55 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 $1,100,000
55 Doug Marrone Syracuse Big East $1,100,000
55 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC $1,100,000
64 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 12 $1,050,000
65 Mike Stoops Arizona Pac-10 $1,025,000
66 Frank Spaziani Boston College ACC $1,000,000
66 Dabo Swinney Clemson ACC $1,000,000
66 Tim Brewster Minnesota Big Ten $1,000,000
66 Jim Harbaugh Stanford Pac-10 $1,000,000
70 Tommy West Memphis C-USA $950,000
71 Chris Peterson Boise State WAC $900,000
72 Bill Stewart West Virginia Big East $800,000
72 Larry Fedora Southern Miss C-USA $800,000
72 Steve Fairchild Colorado State MWC $800,000
72 Brady Hoke San Diego State MWC $800,000
76 Dave Christensen Wyoming MWC $750,000
76 Ken Niumatalolo Navy Ind. $750,000
76 Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern Big Ten $750,000
76 Mike Locksley New Mexico MWC $750,000
80 Kevin Sumlin Houston C-USA $700,000
80 Kyle Whittingham Utah MWC $700,000
82 Bronco Mendenhall BYU MWC $650,000
82 Stan Brock Army Ind. $650,000
82 Bill Lynch Indiana Big Ten $650,000
85 Paul Wulff Washington State Pac-10 $600,000
85 Bob Toledo Tulane C-USA $600,000
85 Troy Calhoun Air Force MWC $600,000
88 Al Golden Temple MAC $575,000
89 Mark Snyder Marshall C-USA $500,000
90 Mike Price UTEP C-USA $475,000
91 Dick Tomey San Jose State WAC $460,000
92 Mike Sanford UNLV MWC $450,000
92 Tim Beckman Toledo MAC $450,000
94 David Bailiff Rice CUSA 2 $400,000
94 Frank Solich Ohio MAC $400,000
94 Derek Dooley La. Tech WAC $400,000
94 Gary Anderson Utah State WAC $400,000
94 DeWayne Walker New Mexico State WAC $400,000
99 Mario Cristobal FIU Sun Belt $390,000
100 Chris Ault Nevada WAC $375,000
100 Howard Schnellenberger FAU Sun Belt $375,000
101 Neil Callaway UAB C-USA $360,000
102 Jerry Kill Northern Illinois MAC $300,000
102 Larry Blakeney Troy Sun Belt $300,000
102 Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee Sun Belt $300,000
102 Dave Clawson Bowling Green MAC $300,000
107 Butch Jones Central Michigan MAC $275,000
107 Bill Cubit Western Michigan MAC $275,000
107 Todd Dodge North Texas Sun Belt $275,000
110 Turner Gill Buffalo MAC $265,000
111 Stan Parrish Ball State MAC $250,000
111 Robb Akey Idaho WAC $250,000
111 Ron English Eastern Michigan MAC $250,000
114 J.D. Brookhart Akron MAC $245,000
115 Charlie Weatherbie La.-Monroe Sun Belt $205,000
116 Ricky Bustle La.-Lafayette Sun Belt $200,000
117 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt $200,000
117 David Elson Western Kentucky Sun Belt $200,000
117 Mike Haywood Miami (OH) MAC $200,000
120 Doug Martin Kent State MAC $170,000


SOUP

Highest paid assistants in 2009?

Tennessee $3.3 M
Texas $2.9 M
Bama $2.7 M
LSU $2.7 M
OU $2.5 M

Three schools that paid over $6 M for coaching?

Bama
OU
LSU

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:54 PM

SOUP

ACC assistant coach salaries:

FSU $2.4 M
VT $2.0 M
UNC $1.9 M
Clemson $1.8 M
Maryland $1.8 M
NCST $1.6 M
GT $1.6 M
UVA $1.5 M

Duke and UM as private universities do not have to report.

solarcane

so did i nash,
and jimbo fisher doesnt make more than aqua anyway

solarcane

soup,
I had three out of four but my refresh button screwed me, I used aqua as a shot in the dark cause i know he makes big dollars outside of being a rock star and sports analyzer

Nashvillecane

I thot u were talking for this coming yr??? Oh well

SOUP

Highest paid assistants in 2009?

Tennessee $3.3 M
Texas $2.9 M
Bama $2.7 M
LSU $2.7 M
OU $2.5 M

Three schools that paid over $6 M for coaching?

Bama
OU
LSU

solarcane

monte kiffen
ed orgeron
will muscamp
aqua

SOUP

Monte Kiffin 1.33 M (TENN)
Will Muschamp (Texas)
Ed Orgeron (Tenn)
Jimbo Fisher (FSU)

Daytoncane

i love Lebron, but the big O was just a flat out boss as Cav would say.

LBJ is close though. he just needs to become a better shooter. and i don't trust him at the free throw line late in the game.

solarcane

monte kiffen one of them soup?

CaneRock

So Dayton, who's the best from Ohio, The Big O, or Lebron...

Daytoncane

Dayton...King James has a higher number and % of game winning shots than the Kobemiester.

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:27 PM

and Lebron is from where?

don't hate lol.

Nashvillecane

Thanks Nash, THAT WAS IT! I remember it was a loss. I think that was the game where KW2 made the soldier comment...

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 09:33 PM

yup and Brock had 2-3 red zone turn overs

pb(CSROH10)


Monte Kiffin

Nashvillecane

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 09:30 PM


Kirby Smart...Will Muschap...Kevin Steele...the new dc at tenn

CaneRock

Thanks Nash, THAT WAS IT! I remember it was a loss. I think that was the game where KW2 made the soldier comment...

SOUP

Trivia for a Canespace T-shirt:

Name three of the four highest paid assistant coaches in college football?

shwarma

Raize - you made a very good point, especially in the case of our lawyer friend

SOUP - I commend you for leaving certain things posted on the last blog

SOUP

Dayton...King James has a higher number and % of game winning shots than the Kobemiester.

Nashvillecane

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 09:10 PM

that was the tenn game in 03 I believe and gary dannielson(sp?) was the announcer...the play happened right after Payton had a long run and got cought by jabbari greere...and the nxt play was the one in question...um kicked a fg afterwards...it reminded me of the ur b4 when antrel rolle hawked down Cedrick Houston on rocky top and ut settles for a fg and the rout was on

solarcane


Isiah Moses Walter Hipp aka I.M. Hipp
straightup gangsta!

This must have been taken when he was with Sly And The Family Stone

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/imhipp.jpg

SOUP

Points....................... 29 Durand Scott at North Carolina (03/02/10)
23 Dwayne Collins vs Wake Forest (01/09/10)
22 James Dews vs South Carolina (11/22/09)
22 Dwayne Collins vs Tulane (11/19/09)
21 Dwayne Collins vs Duke (02/17/10)
21 James Dews vs Virginia Tech (01/31/10)
21 James Dews at Pepperdine (01/03/10)

CaneRock

Dayton, check out A.I.:

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

Daytoncane

Kobe is way more clutch than any QB or RB i've seen.

dude has hit so many game winning shots it's rediculous.

Lebron was easily an all-state WR in high school. but he still doesn't have a consistent jumper.

SOUP

The 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team plays its biggest non-conference series of the season this weekend as in-state rival No. 5 Florida is set to visit Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field for a three-game series, March 5-7.

Miami (6-1) and Florida (5-1) will open the series Friday night at 7 p.m., with game two set for the same time on Saturday. Sunday's series finale - originally scheduled for 1 p.m. - will start at 3 p.m. and will be televised live by Sun Sports.

The Hurricanes have opened the 2010 season winning six of their first seven, with series wins over Rutgers and Manhattan as well as a mid-week 15-2 victory over USF on Tuesday at the Florida Four tournament in Tampa. Miami is averaging 11.14 runs per game (78 runs in seven contests) and has reached double-digit runs in four of its first seven games.

On Tuesday against USF, preseason All-America catcher Yasmani Grandal led the `Canes at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored. In addition to Grandal's contributions, Michael Broad had four RBI on the night, Harold Martinez reached base four times and scored three times and Chris Pelaez extended his hitting streak to six games.

SOUP

Chris Hernandez
Monsignor Pace
Miami, FL
Baseball – Junior

1. What has been your biggest sports thrill at UM?
Going to the College World Series - The Road to Omaha.

2. Do you have any superstitions?
I do have one; I do not step on the foul line.

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Take the game one pitch at time.

4. What are your career goals after college?
My goal is to play in Major League Baseball.

5. Who is your favorite athlete?
Ken Griffey Jr.

SOUP

how is you not being there make it unfortunate?
.... hell I might go now

Posted by: solarcane | March 04, 2010 at 09:03 PM

It's a FREE ticket situation. I may still make some ARRANGEMENTS.

CaneRock

"Canerock, that just had to do with Payton's lack of vision and explosion. It doesn't take a genius to carry a football and run with it."

I beg to differ. To give you another example about Payton repacing Gore. I think it was the FSU game. Payton carried the ball for something like 5 yards, and they showed a replay of the run where Payton should've cut it to His left. And the announcer pointed out that had it been Gore, with His vision, the play would've likely been a TD. I don't know about genius, but just like they use IQ in academia, I believe there is such a thing as AQ (Athletic Quotient) in sports, and you could see it in the comparison between Gore and Payton. Where Payton just "carried the football and ran with it", Gore would've been more resourceful and artful and scored a TD. All I'm saying is that no 2 RBs hit the hole the same way...

solarcane

"....I will NOT be there so unfortunately you are on your own. "

how is you not being there make it unfortunate?
.... hell I might go now

CGNC

Dayton - wasn't Jimmy ok at rebounding? I can't remember

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exhale__ not getting baited into this B-ball debate..

SOUP

Dayton...who we doggin' tonight? LOL

SOUP

STupid yet i laughed out loud..

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:51 PM

I'm good at STUPID.

In case U haven't been around much lately.

Daytoncane

Canerock that just had to do with Payton's lack of vision and explosion. it doesn't take a genius to carry a football and run with it.

how many of those ex canes were equally great at basketball? i remember reading something last year on Sam Shields not being good at bastetball but good at football in H.S.

Jimmy Graham was very average on the court. he was basically a poor man's Ben Wallace/Erick Dampier. now he has the chance to be selected as soon as the 2nd round in the NFL draft.

not as hard as you think, is it?

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HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

Posted by: SOUP

ya but i balieve i writ mo elequently

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HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

Posted by: SOUP

ya but i balieve i writ mo elequently

16 grams

Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Or Three Doors Down?

Posted by: SOUP

STupid yet i laughed out loud..

neither would be my answer.

SOUP

Rick...thanks for the update. I appreciate the info. Post here, post OFTEN!

Rick Singh

86, sorry U will not be here this w/end. There is a couple of changes to this w/end rotation Hernendez on Fri., Santana on Sat., Erickson on Sun due to some stiffness and given some extra time. obtw Sunday's game is scheduled for 3pm start.

SOUP

Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Or Three Doors Down?

SOUP

HM...bg1906 said the same thing about Clements. I agree.

Berry, James and Miller can get the job done.

Storm if necessary on kick returns with Miller.

16 grams

I saw Clements live in HS his sophomore and Junior year.. A baller. However I'd put it at 50/50 he gets redshirted this year. Storm, Miller, james, Berry. Miller and James can return kicks so i'm changing my odds mid post. 70% chance clements gets redshirted. unless he moves to corner.

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Pat Hill ≤ sam Gash

SOUP

With Hill moving from WR to CB to Safety the versatility screams Nickel back.

Posted by: 16 grams | March 04, 2010 at 08:37 PM

Roger that!

SOUP

Payton just didn't have the same instincts that Gore had, and He just couldn't hit the hole like McGahee...

Posted by: CaneRock | March 04, 2010 at 08:35 PM

That's what she said.

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With Hill moving from WR to CB to Safety the versatility screams Nickel back.

CaneRock

Dayton, although I would disagree about your RB comment several posts earlier. Case in point, when Payton had to replace Gore in 02', and when Payton had to replace McGahee against OSU. Payton just didn't have the same instincts that Gore had, and He just couldn't hit the hole like McGahee...

CaneRock

I don't know Ibis, I think Clements might be the odd man out in the rotation. I remember there was talk of Him maybe switching to CB...

Daytoncane

Canerock,

yeah that don't cut it. it's a totally different game.

could Damien Berry play basketball as well as he plays football? i bet he couldn't. put a lineman on a basketball court and he would look like baby trying to walk for the first time.

what happened when Charlie Ward went to the NBA?

i wonder what would've happened if Antonio Gates went to the NBA?

and how often do you see a RB stop on a dime?

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Q: i have my typepad account but my pic isn't showing up.. can someone help this former stoner out?

FightingIbis

Ibis...I couldn't take a swing at the softball you put up. Wouldn't be prudent.

But how do U see the UM RB situation working out?

Posted by: SOUP | March 04, 2010 at 08:05 PM

I like it. What's not to like?

Berry showed us what a real Miami RB is supposed to look like last year. We know he's only going to take another step forward. Mike James was ahead of him but had to be moved to FB where he did very well as freshman. Lee Chambers has showed glimpses of being good but hasn't been healthy. If he stays healthy he could push for some PT.

I know Lamar Miller hasn't taken a snap yet but he was one of the highest recruits in the land at his position because he is the Truth. Everybody's been raving about him. There's no reason why he won't make a push at the spot. Storm Johnson was one of the best players in GA and has shown to be a quick powerful back. Everybody is sleeping on Darion Hall who everybody in the country recruited. Clements can be a versatile back.

Pat Hill has been good here but the future at FB is maurice Hagens. Hopefully John Calhoun has turned it on because he seems like he would be a bruising FB if given the chance. But again, Maurice Hagens is your protypical beast of a FB. I love his running style for that position.

So yeah, I love what at I see at the RB position. I'd stack it up there as being as deep as any team in the Nation if not better. No different than the WR position.

Randy isn't messing around. He's building a monster down in Gables.

canechic

Six I know there are truly some boring football....I like to nap to baseball because it is relaxing! I watch pretty much everything but Nascar, Golf and table tennis!

CaneRock

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Correction: I thought since they had fairly good success in football, that it would translate to BASKETBALL...

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I'm trying Soup. But i'm such a die hard football junkie its irks me when people compare football Athletes to Baseball players... OKay thats it no more bashing baseball..

as for the LB unit. I can't count on the freshman MLB Green. The big question is will Buchanon be healthy? and can CJ Holton make an impact. if they do than we still only have 4 quality LB's.

So we might see more nickel sets with spence mcarthy and the 3 corners. DVD, Harris, Mcgee or Hill.

Dare i say we will miss A. Brown. Only on special teams. So Athletic that kid is but must be dumb as a doornail. His future is at a rush LB in a 3-4 scheme.

CaneRock

Dayton, yeah, basketball ain't no joke either. I'm helping coach my boys basketball team, and I thought since they had fairly good success in football, that it would translate to football...MAN WAS I WRONG! Like you said, footwork,ballhandling, and shooting are the main fundamentals to get down when they're young. So yeah, basketball exposes a lot of athletic flaws that players didn't think they had...

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