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March 02, 2010

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Six

I'll take Kentucky and 'Cuse.

Wall, Cousins and Patterson are a nice PG and Forwards to have. Wall can just flat out take over a game whenever he wants - that game against Rocky Top when they were down by 19, he just decided to carry the team on his back. I haven't seen someone with that kind of burst from end-to-end since Tyus Edney with UCLA back in the day. He gets other people open - that's his specialty. If he could only hit the 9-12 foot jumper consistently, he'd be D-Wade-esque

'Cuse is just flat out good. They haven't lost on the road - no other top 10 team has done that this year. Kansas, Kentucky, K-State, Purdue, New Mexico lost twice on the road ... West Virginia lost three times on the road ... Duke and Nova lost four times on the road ... Ohio State lost five times on the road. That curb stomping 'Cuse laid on Nova was impressive.

Nova looked good at the beginning of the year, but that beat down against Georgetown and then losing back-to-back games against UConn and Pitt really showed the nation how to play Nova.

Bill Self has done a great job out at Kansas - then again, what about the competition Kansas plays in the Big 12? It's not exactly Big East worthy. Missouri has its moments - at home - then they lost to Vandy, Richmond and Oral Roberts on the road. Oklahoma State is too inconsistent and they got blown out by Tulsa, and also lost to Rhode Island. Texas is one of the most overrated teams to even grab the #1 spot this year. Kansas State will make a little noise in the tourney this year, simply b/c they'll run you to death

How about this - the only team to beat both #1 ranked teams this year is Rocky Top when they knocked off both Kansas and Kentucky


I'll stick with the Cats and the 'Cuse. Just hope they're able to meet in the final game and the selection committee doesn't hose it

Charlie Brown

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I forgot to mention how crucial the coordinators and new DL are to this overall growth.

They'll be more confident in everything they do and will play faster as well.

The big question is still the Mike and LB in general. Shayon would be the first frosh since Morgan to really take over the Mike.

Cornelius should also be able to step-in with six months of study and conditioning under his belt. He and Williams are fast enough to be dime package specialists.

canesfan5

Just my thoughts and this doesn't go out to anyone person but a general statement.

Don't say anyone is wrong for their opinion. It is no more wrong or right then yours is.

Is you diagree state your opinion or show facts on why you think you are right and move on.

Calling someone and idiot and then arguing with them is stupid one you become the idiot for arguing and no one else can tell who the idiot is.


Why get worked up or pissed off about what someone thinks. It is not going to change your life unless you let it. I'm just saying

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Good info Soup.

It's interesting to see the maturation of these guys, year after year, this junior class in particular. They've been through the highs and lows and now they know what to expect of themselves, individually and as a group, more than ever. They also know exactly where and how they need to improved, individually and as a group.

It's not like the way they were as frosh or even soph's where there were plenty of ???s, esp. the way they were all thrown into the fire.

They're really maturing, physically and mentally and they still have what four months before fall scrimmages to get bigger, faster and smarter.

The schedule sets up quite well to show whether they've really turned the corner and become Canes.

SOUP

Harris, Spence Post-Practice
After practice, juniors lineba:
cker Sean Spence and defensive back Brandon Harris met with members of the media, here's some of what they had to say ...

Junior linebacker Sean Spence
On areas of his game he wants to work on this spring: Everything. I feel like there's always room for improvement. I'm not satisfied with any parts of my game. I'm just trying to get better each and every day.

On his play last season: It was not what I wanted it to be. I wanted to come out and help the team win games. I wasn't able to do that. I got hurt and had a setback. Now, I just need to bounce back.

On expectations as a junior: A lot of leadership. I want to be able to keep my composure on the field. I want to help my defense stay together when we're going through rough times on the field. Just being a natural leader.

On tight end Richard Gordon: He's looking good. He's a load. He's catching a lot more balls. He's being physical. He's always been physical. Catching the ball and getting on the field has been a big part of his game already this year.

Junior defensive back Brandon Harris


On how hard it is to take down running back Lamar Miller: Miller time! It's tough, because Lamar is a very fast kid. He's a guy that will sneak up on you. If you think he's going to fake you out, he'll lower his shoulder on you and get in your chest. You have to pick your poison with Lamar and just hope you get him on the ground. He won't go down easy, though."

On how important scrimmages are: There very important. We need to be able to go out there and compete with each other. We haven't played a game since December. Even though the season doesn't start until the fall, during this offseason, we need to get back in the form of competing with each other, grinding it out and coming out in tough situations such as a scrimmage. You'll have different scenarios. It's the closest to a game atmosphere that we can get until the fall.

On what older players tell young guys about scrimmages: The main thing we tell them is not put too much pressure on it. It's a scrimmage. It's a game situation, but it's still meant to be fun. You want to go out there and focus on executing your game plan.

On what the team wants to accomplish by the end of March: We want to be closer as a team, but by competition. Our big motto this spring is being competitive. The defense wants to go at the offense every time we touch the field. The same goes for the offense. We don't want to pat each other on the backs along this way. We want to really, really get after it this spring.

SOUP

Miami will take Thursday off before returning to the practice field on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

A Few Practice Highlights:

• Senior defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke had an interception during the blitz period.
• Junior quarterback Spencer Whipple hooked up with Kendal Thompkins for a nice gain of over 20 yards over the middle.
• Junior wide receiver LaRon Byrd ended the blitz period with a grab as he snatched a ball thrown by Stephen Morris out of the air over three defenders.

Daytoncane

im going to need a translator by the time next season starts.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dayton, I figured you were talking about the weights but you left it open-ended.

Daytoncane

Cav,

i wasn't comparing skill, i was comparing strength.

if you knew what i was talking about you would've known i was referring to his bench press numbers. Allen is known to have benched over 600 lbs while he was with the Cowboys.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

i still don't get why being a realist makes me a hater.

can anybody find a post i've made that calls for Randy to be fired?

how about a post from me saying that we won't be a good team next year?

nevermind.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 09:11 PM

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Dayton, I was teasing you bro. BUT how can you say you're a realist and then say what you just said about a kid who's never played a down of college football, let alone the NFL??

That's what so many others are saying about our guys who have actually played and shown flashes of skill and greatness.

Just sayin'....

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

both Kansas and Kansas St. are more than good. Dennis Clemente used to be at Miami, and now he's a superstar at K st (coaching is overrated right?). Kansas' defense is great, but their bigs have been very incosistent. it's gotten so serious that Cole Aldrich got benched.

Duke would have to qualify as the best ACC team, but they still can't guard teams that are more athletic than them. their shooting can bail them out though.

the Big East is by far the best conference. Syracuse is the best team. they just have too much length and athleticism in their lineup. it's going to be hard for people to break that 2-3 zone because it's not played very much.

UK is very good, but they lose focus easily. John Wall is spectacular in the open court but he turns the ball over too much for my taste. if they don't start getting Patrick Patterson more involved they'll struggle against the better tournament teams.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 06:23 PM

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So BASKETBALL is the way to bring out the real Dayton!!!!

Everyone take note for future reference. hahaha

Great summary. You think the Kansas teams will go further than Big East teams in the Tourney?

Boeheim has to be the most underrated coach. And what's the deal with Coach K not having a legit squad since Jay Williams left? Kids aren't buying his schpiel any more?

Daytoncane

Now that's a mouthful, esp. coming from you. haha

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 03, 2010 at 09:04 PM

i still don't get why being a realist makes me a hater.

can anybody find a post i've made that calls for Randy to be fired?

how about a post from me saying that we won't be a good team next year?

nevermind.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

How odd is this. Malcolm Bunche benches more than he squats.

Bunche tested at 435 pounds in the bench press and had a 420-pound squat.
Posted by: bg1906 | March 03, 2010 at 08:12 PM

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Bizarre, very bizarre.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

OGV, Haith seems to be clueless about tactics and strategy. I swear the best thing for him would be to spend the entire months from April-November with football team and coaches.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Haha, that was decent wasn't it? lol

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canez 1.

I told you.

Q: Berry didn't play last year till the fourth or fifth game.

Shannon: It was because of the footwork, handling the football - guys not used to carrying the football are going to fumble a lot. But now he's getting used to it every day. Back then he was getting used to the shots and the cuts and reads. He came along pretty well.
Posted by: bg1906 | March 03, 2010 at 08:07 PM

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BG, here's my best Canez1 impersonation.....

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I ain't buyin it!

Shannon's just trying to cover his azz now that his boys are gone.

Berry should've been back there since DAY ONE!

But you know how Shannon rolls.

GO CANEZ!!

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Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

by the time he leaves here he might be on Larry Allen's level.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 09:00 PM

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Now that's a mouthful, esp. coming from you. haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Haith is done.

Daytoncane

Bunche is one strong dude.

by the time he leaves here he might be on Larry Allen's level.

SOUP

324 and looking for more...

orange 'n green in the vein

Man, Haith can recruit guys who are just good enough to make you think they'll combine to be a great basketball team but yet they either never can play together well enough to bring out the best in each other or else they just aren't good enough to make any noise in the regular season much less the big dance. I'm not calling for his head because I remember how frustrating it was watching Clark's gunners forget playing defense but at some point he's going to have to get better because he's already playing from behind in the organizational and resource battle to begin with so he needs to compensate somehow with superior gameplan.

I guess, to sum it up, Haith has me vexed.

bg1906

How odd is this. Malcolm Bunche benches more than he squats.

Bunche tested at 435 pounds in the bench press and had a 420-pound squat.

bg1906

Canez 1.

I told you.

Q: Berry didn't play last year till the fourth or fifth game.

Shannon: It was because of the footwork, handling the football - guys not used to carrying the football are going to fumble a lot. But now he's getting used to it every day. Back then he was getting used to the shots and the cuts and reads. He came along pretty well.

CaneSawMassacre

kk

CaneSawMassacre

LOL Everybody Loves Raymond had some funny moments (Me being a part of a Big Italian Family.. We all could relate to a character or see certain family members as a character.

Esteban

dayton, people forget clemente had a stretch where he was our leading scorer right b4 he got suspended. he was hitting his stride despite haith seeming to try to get in his way. sucks that a former miami high coach is coaching a former UM payer on a top 10 team. they get freddy asprilla next year - former um recruit who couldn't get thru the clearinghouse.

Daytoncane

college basketball is more about guard play these days. as long as you have a big who can rebound and prevent penetration in the paint you have a good chance of winning in the tourney.

Villanova has lived with this strategy for years and it's worked nicely for them. Memphis a couple of years ago had Joey Dorsey, and all he could do was block shots and dunk. but they had Derrick Rose, CDR, and Antonio Anderson.

great guard play can take you far as long as you have forwards on the wing who can help with rebounding and scoring in the paint.

CaneRock

Miami's problem this year is the lack of dynamic players at the 3,4, and 5. Hell, that's been there problem since Haith took over, at least Hamilton used to get some serviceable big guys. Collins has been nothing more than a dribble... dribble...think about it...dribble...dribble some more...think about it again...alright, now I'll shoot that one shot that I've been working on since I got here...inconsistency. I think if Shaq could name Him, His name would be The Big Inconsistency, that guy is inconsistent. Oh, did I mention that He's inconsistent.

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

A team that might make a good run in the tournament is Ohio St. Evan Turner is a stud. Should be National P.O.Y.

Daytoncane

if you want to see how the Canes should play bball, watch Kansas vs Kansas St. tonight.

Daytoncane

Cav,

both Kansas and Kansas St. are more than good. Dennis Clemente used to be at Miami, and now he's a superstar at K st (coaching is overrated right?). Kansas' defense is great, but their bigs have been very incosistent. it's gotten so serious that Cole Aldrich got benched.

Duke would have to qualify as the best ACC team, but they still can't guard teams that are more athletic than them. their shooting can bail them out though.

the Big East is by far the best conference. Syracuse is the best team. they just have too much length and athleticism in their lineup. it's going to be hard for people to break that 2-3 zone because it's not played very much.

UK is very good, but they lose focus easily. John Wall is spectacular in the open court but he turns the ball over too much for my taste. if they don't start getting Patrick Patterson more involved they'll struggle against the better tournament teams.

KnoxCane

he might want to stay out of Atlanta as much as Lane Kiffin might want to stay out of Tennessee.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 05:26 PM

Man it was crazy here when Kiffin left!! I LAUGHED AT ALL THE VOLS AT WORK!! They are so self-indulgent around here that KIFFIN was the pefect fit.

They always try to take shots at me because they beat us back a few years ago after we DESTROYED them during our last NC season (I was there and loved every minute). When Kiffin left with slimey Orgeron the people at work acted like they lost their first born and the whole city went nuts. IT WAS SO FRICKING AWESOME!

All I hear at work is SEC this and SEC that...That's how I already knew the SEC vs ACC records and people were shocked, proved TOP HEAVY at work and shut them up a little. Don't get me wrong people, they are the best conference, because they are TOP HEAVY. The gaytors that are sprinkled around here talk about how we won't play them??!!!

Didn't we try to schedule them and they were scared...I would be too, because I think we are 6-1 in our last 7 versus the MIGHTY GAYTORS!!

I can't find the link for that article about scheduling UF, does anybody have it archived??

C A N E S

CaneSawMassacre

Dayton/ Or anybody else talking basketball

To compound on what SOUP said UM Hoops is very talented but very undisciplined. They had many games that were winnable that they were close or even up on then blew it down the stretch.

I like West Virginia as a serious contender in the best east along with NOVA..

Kansas and Kentucky have a serious shot in the tourney, and John Wall IS THE REAL DEAL as far as talent. BLOWS that U.M. could not reel him in like they had initially thought.

Anybody win their NCAA pool last year? Seems like it was 4 years ago the last time I won my money back.

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

Its the year of the Jayhawk

At least IMO its Kansas and then the rest

j.w.

dayton- I like watching Big East games as well, a good friend of mine is a Nova alum, and you have to know about them if you want to talk to him this time of year, so I try to watch their games when they are on. I haven't followed the Pac 10 at all this year because they just aren't interesting, and their games are usually the ones that are on when I have the time to watch. But my Canes performance has taken a lot of my interest in CBB away.

Esteban

yea, i used to talk college b-ball on here with Coke. just my college hoops watching pretty much went as my daughter came. pretty much only watch the tourney now.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

PB, thanks but I'm not sure how to take that coming from the King of the One-Liners. haha j/k

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

i really wish i had a person here who i could talk basketball with.

that way i would never be negative because no one would even know who i was talking about.

afterall, it is basketball season. no one here likes March Madness? wow.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 04:30 PM

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Dayton, I like college b-ball I just don't follow it. I saw a few games here and there though.

In March I always go with a team that has two guards who can shoot and create off the dribble. Then whoever's playing great team defense and then whoever has a strong front line.

Here's a few questions for you...

Are the Kansas team's really that good??

Is Duke the best in the ACC??

Is the Big East the best conference? I think it is but who'll win it?

Is UK legit or another smoke and mirrors job?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canez1, I'd take Boisie's staff for just about any place in the country BUT the U. Once Shannon gets an OC like Gary Stephens, we'll be back on that 1986 level every year. The other pieces are in place.

Furthermore, Petersen's able to get kids and develop them slowly in that system he's been running for about 10 years.

In ten years we won't have any concerns about this team year in and year out.

SOUP

i am a hoops junkie.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 05:17 PM

Dayton...I have been to more Canes BB games this year than most. I have watched a bunch on TV too. They are a talented bunch, but young and inconsistent (does that sound familiar?).

Durand Scott is THE MAN. Can't wait to see him next year as he matures. The Canes are gonna need some more help around him. They graduate three seniors - Collins (leading scorer), Dews and another I can't recall.

After talking to Manny, Shandel and Chris Stock I found out that only about 25% of Miami fans are real college basketball fans. Even fewer are college baseball fans.

It is what it is.

pb(CSROH10)


p.s. Cav is the man. Always respecting, commenting, observing and loving his Canes.

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

Posted by: Six | March 03, 2010 at 05:24 PM

#21 Stanley Robinson has some insane hops. Hes next years slam dunk champion

pb(CSROH10)


LOL-Solar breaking out the old school advice!

I'm already there brother!

Nashvillecane


Michael Vick actually decided to show his face in Atlanta.

he says he wants to play for the Panthers so he can beat the Falcons twice a year.

he might want to stay out of Atlanta as much as Lane Kiffin might want to stay out of Tennessee.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 03, 2010 at 05:26 PM

most black ppl in the atl still love vick

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

OSU is overrated and cant win big games..not to mention Pryor's health is quesitonable..Pitt is just pitt..no biggie there and USF is well..USF...no worries

Posted by: UMike | March 03, 2010 at 01:15 PM

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OSU was overrated last year and they thumped Wisky.

Pitt thumped USF just like we did.

As BG said, they're both big physical teams but most importantly they're both AWAY games and they will be JACKED to play us.

These games will show just how much these youngins have matured. Shannon's said as much to them and Byrd talked about it on a radio interview.

USF will be in transition but by the end of the year Holtz might have them playing well. But at least that's a home game.

The only gimme we have next year is FAMU. Everyone else will be jacked to play us.

Thankfully we now have depth, talent AND experience. We should be just as fresh in the 9th and 10th games as we'll be in the 4th.

In fact, we should be BETTER in the 9th game than in the 4th.

solarcane

pb I'm in for the long haul.

The best advice I ever got on here was "read a lot post a little,"( remember?) and that's exactly what I'm getting ready to do

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: solarcane | March 03, 2010 at 05:35 PM

I hope so for your sake. Cause to me, right now your days here remind me of a trip to the dentist.

solarcane

Capt,
yea It sure looks tough.
You have to take into consideration, a great qb might not be in a certain gamme against us.
We might catch someone playing flat.
A ranked team might be over rated.
I say it over and over you don't know whats really up til 3 or 4 games in.

I feel for the first time in a long time we can not only stay on the field, but we can beat anyone on our schedule.

Man how times have changed with your's and my predictions huh lol!!

Daytoncane

Six i remember reading that about Donovan. im kinda miffed that he somehow got more out of Vernon Macklin than John Thompson III could. Macklin sucked at G'town and transferred when Greg Monroe came in.

i've always wanted to take a trip to New York so i can visit those courts. some sick players have come out of the Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island areas.

and if Florida goes far in the SEC tournament don't be surprised if you see them in the dance. if Uconn is still in the converation then Florida has to be too.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, we have the toughest schedule in the nation BY FAR. Duke has four patty-cake games. We have ONE.

And honestly, unless FSU lost a ton of players on defense, which I don't think they did, they could whoop most of then top-15 teams.

Basically, that pre-season ranking tells me there is no front-runner, no powerhouse team except Bama arguably.

This is definitely a good season to be a rising storm.

solarcane

pb I love this blog, I've have worked as hard as I can to try and keep it getting better.

It feels like there are little groups or clans and individuals now rather than the united legion it once was.

Maybe a championship season will bring everybody together again.

solarcane

pb yes it is.

If i wasn't pulling down the big bucks to watch the door I'd be out fishing.

CaneSawMassacre

Yea I gotcha solar..

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: solarcane | March 03, 2010 at 05:28 PM

It ain't easy being you these days my friend.

Canestruck

CSM,

No worries.

solarcane

csm,

I got no idea why everyone is having their feelings hurt on here lately.

Most everybody on here must face more difficult situations with people in everyday life than happen on here.

I caught a ton of crap yesterday from people on here and it bothered me zero.
I was back blogging positive with the same people the next day.

I think it should be obvious if you take the martyr route and choose not to post to prove a point, you are going to end up cheating yourself out of a lot of fun.

It will get even slower on here over the summer, and big long arguments are gonna get deleted before you can finish reading them.

Daytoncane

Michael Vick actually decided to show his face in Atlanta.

he says he wants to play for the Panthers so he can beat the Falcons twice a year.

he might want to stay out of Atlanta as much as Lane Kiffin might want to stay out of Tennessee.

CaneSawMassacre

CS - I wasn't trying to be offensive if I was..

I was just trying to explain other people's position to Dayton and maybe I got a little carried away with it. Dayton if it came across as offensive I didn't mean it that way, but I would have figured that U would have responded.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canez1, Clemson will be tough because it's away and they'll still have talent, maybe even some maturity and consistency.

How in the hell is Boisie a top-3 team and they've played two or three big conference schools in the last four years??

How does that happen?

If the top five teams in any major conference played Boisie schedule they'd be undefeated every years.

But if Boisie played in any of the major conferences they'd have four losses every year.

Boisie basically plays ONE maybe two serious games a year, always non-conference opponents.

Makes absolutely no sense.

Six

Dayton - I love college hoops, NBA not so much, esp. after Tim Donaghy came out and spilled his guts about the NBA

I'm down with the style of play in the A-10 and Big East. It's just that east coast playground toughness .. point guards that can go from zero to 60 and stop on point in a heart beat

I've been to a couple of USF games just to watch some of the Big East teams come in and play

I sit right under the hoop at the stat table, next to the cheerleaders ... literally 1 1/2 feet away from the court and where they inbound it from under the hoop. UConn is coming to town next to close out the regular season for USF - can't wait to see them up close

I think it would be great to see USF vs. UiF at the Sun Dome here in Tampa in NIT play, but I highly doubt that will happen. They won't make UiF travel to Tampa if it does happen

Wall Street Journal listed Billy Donovan as one of the worst value coaches in the USA. He makes over 3 Million a year and he hasn't been back to the Tournament since they went back-to-back. He's been strictly NIT

Canestruck

CSM,

No.

pb(CSROH10)

Man this is awful.

CaneSawMassacre

Canestruck u were whining about people's blogging...?

CaneSawMassacre

Solar there were a lot more people involved than me, dayton and fighting ibis..


But I honestly wasn't trying to be degrading to him, or else I wouldn't have attempted to talk basketball or made a joke (which was clearly a joke and I said so at the end)

But w/e if I'm causing the blog harm I'll completely shut it and just read.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Man I saw the picture of dyron dye ovet at mannys and dude is scary lookin guy...lol

Posted by: Nashvillecane | March 03, 2010 at 09:18 AM

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Cock Diesel Predator is what I call it. haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dayton, how about this one, maybe you missed it.

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Toughening up is the new mantra around Greentree this spring. When asked his one overall goal for spring, Randy Shannon answered "get tougher".

"It's going to be physical football this spring. I want to see how our mindset is. I want to see us take the next step in improving in a lot of different areas. We're really going to go after it", said Shannon.

solarcane

Six, now Im vomiting, thanks

CaneSawMassacre

LOL if you are being a child and not responding than that makes U a jilted lover...

I was just trying to make you understand, I even said multiple times that I respect you for your opinion.

The fact that U get proved wrong (By the way multiple people have commented and explained the same thing I have, including CAV/ KnoxCane and others) but are not MAN enough to speak on any portion of it, really speaks to your character.

FROM NOW ON.... I WON"T RESPOND TO U b/c ur a child who crawls into a whole when they get questioned.

I honestly expected more from U, and I take back my comments about basketball. Cause that was an obvious cop out to everybody saying u were way out of line, but U are only man enough to say something me (the jilted lover, who sat u down like a child and explained to U how u were being redundant and not explaining your negativity - I WOULDN"T SAY SOMEONE WAS DUMB.. U SAID THAT ALL URSELF)

Canestruck

Has nothing to do with whining. Just stating my opinion. I prefer reading than posting. Doubt I am the only one "whining" about those 3 either...... So Blog on guy.

Six

solar and Old Skool - all I know is, Trev Andrews better dance better than she did in her "peep hole" video, b/c what she did on that looked like that move that monkeys make when they just bounce up and down when they're excited .... feet firmly planted, just bend at the knees and move up and down with their arms raised above their head and screeching

Daytoncane

j.w. i typically can't watch the Canes because they're never on tv. i may catch like 2-3 games a year and that's only because they're on ESPNU.

i watch almost everybody. my aunt is a big Georgetown fan so i root for them too. since the Big East is always on tv i get to watch some good basketball.

i am a hoops junkie.

solarcane


STOP GLOBAL WHINING

SOUP

Posted by: Canestruck | March 03, 2010 at 04:11 PM

Thanks for sharing. We all feel the loss. Nobody wanted things to turn out the way they did, but that's life. It had nothing to do with a "power trip" as U put it. It had to do with following the blog rules.

Three people are gone. There are over 5,000 a day that log on even during the dead period. There are still over 100 or so people who post comments. While the blog may never be the same it will continue on in a positive direction.

Now try to do something constructive instead of just moaning and complaining. Write and article. Post a comment of substance. Do some Internet research and post a link. Make the blog better. Be a difference maker, not just a whiner.

Blog on...

solarcane

csm/dayton and fightinI in a few minutes

cut it out

thanks

Six

CGNC - Bolts sent Center Jeff Halpern to the Kings and got back a young Forward in Teddy Purcell, he's 24, and also one of the Kings 3rd round picks in this upcoming draft

With Steve Stamkos on the Bolts, I don't think it was that big of a loss. Stammer is a baby, can play some damn good hockey and has grown up quickly. Halpern was the 3rd Center behind Vinny and Stammer

Other than that, Bolts are relatively quiet today. Talked with Vinny Lecavalier the other day b/c everyone seems to think he's not happy here, wants to go back and play for Montreal .... he seemed happy to me, said he loves it here, wants to raise a family here

solarcane

This has been a long fun day of posting and debating things gang

Just because Ricky and Lucy came home doesn't mean its gonna dissolve into crap.

CaneSawMassacre

Reposting so everybody knows what CAV is referring to.....


Responding to Dayton last night sentence for sentence.

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Dayton........... AGAIN. I"m going to shred this because I want you to read what you write.


av,

how am i talking just to hear myself talk?

answer:

People say this because you make blanket statements and don't actually read the responses that you string together to be argumentative.
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so im not being completely honest when i say we have a ways to go before we're elite?

Answer:

No, because we are on the cusp of being elite and your comparison with other elite teams without speaking on their situations that they were handed and comparing this team to the best teams in the history of college football the 1999-2002 U.M. teams.
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you must've missed other bloggers comments about how great we were last year. and how the ACC is supposedly not that far off from the SEC.

Answer: Who said we were great last year? I think most be debunked your statement that we were average. Let me spell it out.
2007: Below average 5-7/ Not quite terrible
2008: Average 7-6/ Almost slightly above average because we reached a bowl game w/ freshmen
2009: Above average to good/ Not great or elite and I would love for u to copy where anybody said we were GREAT or ELITE last year.

I'll also add that everybody has said that we can make improvement. We obviously don't feel we ARE THERE YET> But you constantly downgrade what Shannon has accomplished in his 3 years. THAT IS OUR POINT. Considering we expect another year of improvement this year, we are talking a B.C.S. caliber game. What more do u expect from Randy"?

The SEC, nobody said the ACC was almost as good as the SEC. Everybody said the SEC was overrated and they are playing the NCAA and the media (rather smartly thought it sucks for the rest of the conferences). The NCAA and media have a hard on for the SEC and allow them to get away with WEAK to INCRIMINATING out of conference schedules because they are the SEC...(Like just think about that..) Our point was that from top to bottom, the ACC has better competition and talent level vs. the SEC. All the main studs in the SEC go to 4 programs. LSU, UF, Alabama and Goergia (poss. now UT) The bottom feeders in the SEC are stomping bags for the big boys. In the ACC any team can win against any team on any given Saturday because of the equal playing field.
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all i talk about is how we can get better. there's always something that you can do better or get better at.

Answer: That is a lie.. IF that was the case nobody would disagree. You are constantly negative though and constantly drag Shannon down with your negative comments. To a point where it becomes redundant. Everybody believes in progress but WHAT MAKES U A CANES FAN? What makes u proud or happy to be a UM fan.

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you're thinking like a fan, and there's nothing wrong with that. but i like to think like a coach because i always want us to get better at something.

Answer: Cop out answer for being constantly negative. Coaches have to find positive aspects of a team as well and build on them. If you were being like a coach you would be analytical with the positives and negatives for the 2009 year, and what we need to see from the team to be successful in 2010. Not just saying I'm not sold on Shannon, does that make sense?
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i bet if Randy were saying the exact same things im saying he'd be considered a genius.

Answer: Go on the message boards, randy is never considered a genius for anything he says. Its a shame that he gets blasted for not even saying anything. BUT Randy already said the team needed to progress but he said it ONCE and he was done. U don't stop.... and you still haven't provided a solution to the problem that we could debate in the mean time.

solarcane

CaptO,
I been taking up your slack as to talking about us winning a passel of games this season

Between yesterday and today I have convinced bg that I am insane lol!

Daytoncane

CSM

have you noticed that i haven't been responding to you? if you don't like what i post then don't give me the time of day.

you keep following my posts like a jilted lover on facebook. if you consider me an idiot, then why do you keep trying to talk to me?

you're not going to change my opinion towards anything, so stop questioning me.

solarcane

skool,
I gotta feeling Andrews isn't going to be on enough episodes to have to answer many questions

My money is on Ochocinco to embarress DWTS off the air befor he gets kick off.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | March 02, 2010 at 11:42 PM

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Very well done.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Dayton did you read these quotes from Shannon?? Sometimes you should ask yourself the classic Legion question: Who knows more about Hurricane Football, me or Randy Shannon?

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Shannon said he was pleased with the first week of spring practice including the progress of his young quarterbacks in the offense. Occasionally, he says, a few scuffles have broken out between other players because of the intensity of the workouts. "That' the one thing you like, that those guys are really going after each other," Shannon said. "Instead of `you're my teammate, my roommate,' it's more of `you're on offense, I'm on defense, now I'm going to get after you,' which is good."

> Shannon praised receiver LaRon Byrd as one of his one of the opening week's biggest standouts. "He made a lot of plays last week, improved from last year," Shannon said. "We told him, and I told him Saturday, `Hey you had a great week. But now when we come back you have to have a different mentality; what you did last week is over with.' I'm trying to prepare those guys for next season, because we had success early in the season, guys were feeling good about themselves and probably slacked off. Now this is a time you can actually work on it to see if you take that next step, not relax now."

Old Skool

It'll be interesting to see how Erin Andrews handles being asked the same repetitive sideline reporter questions after each performance on Dancing.


CGNC

Six - how did the Bolts do on the trade deadline today?

CaneSawMassacre

LOL - change of subject..

College basketball season is fun and you must not have been around here for March Madness cause this place is jumping a bit if for the betting alone.

Obviously with this being a Canes site and the Canes struggling in bball its a bit of a downer.

Now if u wanted to constantly talk about how bad Haith and the team was people would jump considering Haith's team and record has not progressed..


If u want to talk basketball who is UR team, it is obvious it isn't the baby canes so do pray tell.

Six

If Boise had to deal with the "physical" playing every week, you don't think they'd adapt to it? They'd just stay stagnant, wouldn't adapt and get better

You think they'd just be some pushover or wouldn't rise to the competition? They wouldn't be any worse than Iowa State, Kansas State, Colorado, Baylor, Texas A&M, Kansas, Missouri, Duke, Wake, NC State, Maryland, Boston College, Virginia, Indiana, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota, etc.

Petersen wouldn't make that program be able to hang each week? They'd get more exposure, get more recruits, etc. Therefore, getting the bigger and faster athletes. Just b/c a team is in a "physical" conference, doesn't make them any better than a team that isn't in that type of conference. What sucks in one conference, pretty much will suck in another

Like I said, FSU was supposed to have the fastest D they've ever had. Think about that in the history of FSU and their defenses, this past year was it. It was their fastest ever. How many times did you see them get burned. How many times did you see them out of place. How many times did you see stupid ass penalties and undisciplined actions like FSU is known to have every year.

So basically then, Miami hasn't risen to the physicality of the ACC b/c they sure the hell haven't done anything to win it yet. But they did win the Big East a couple of times

CGNC

Canes

j.w.

I usually follow college basketball, but with our guys being so bad, I can't get into it this year. Trying to remain calm and sane while watching some of our games proved to be impossible, so I just can't watch.

Daytoncane

im talking about college basketball, but the NBA is ok too.

the regular season is just unbearable sometimes though.

we're almost in tournament time and all everyone wants to talk about is football. i wonder if the mens bball team was good, would you guys support them anyway?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cav,

how am i talking just to hear myself talk?

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Because you've been saying the same thing for the last month it seems so unless you think we can't read, I don't know who else you're talking to.

Fundamentally, I, along with most of the rest of the Legion, agree with you about the fact that we're not elite. Again, no one said we were elite, to my memory. I think Ibis said we'll be elite this coming year but that's about as much as I remember.

And we all saw the losses this year and the reasons why we lost. Many of us called it out during the actual games themselves. I know I did during the Wisky game.

But I have no idea why you keep harping on it and comparing last year's team to SEC squads, especially an LSU team that hasn't looked special in two years.

And when you hear Shannon say the EXACT SAME THINGS we do in his interviews about the state of the team, both during the season and after the season, why do you keep talking about him as if he's saying we're an elite team?

And your skepticism is based on what?? Your assessment of what areas of his coaching?
You keep talking about it but I wonder if you've ever actually listened to him talk instead of reading about the state of the team from Manny, Shandel or any of these other hacks.

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

Tony Kornholio gets suspended for his comments about a female broadcaster, as well he should

And the Mike Greenberg comment gets an oops I stuttered and then it gets swept away

ESPN is a joke

Old stories I know, but I just had to vent a little anger at that craphole network of hypocrites.

As for Boise State. They have maybe 2 games a year that could test them. The rest of those games the peeps at Canespace could win. In a bigger conference that wouldnt happen.Boise= just a better then average team in a bad conference

UMike

Dayton..I can talk NBA with you lol..not really into college basketball

Daytoncane

i really wish i had a person here who i could talk basketball with.

that way i would never be negative because no one would even know who i was talking about.

afterall, it is basketball season. no one here likes March Madness? wow.

CaneSawMassacre

Six I don't agree with U about Boise.

I respect what they are accomplished but I think if they had to spend the time, energy and deal with the physical toll of playing a team comparable EVERY Week...

That Boise would be nothing more than a 8-5 or 9-4 type team, even with their exceptional coaching.

There schedule allows them to become very focused on what and when they need to work on something. It doesn't work that way for the major conferences... Big East not included (they could prob. be a 9-3/10-2 team in that conference. With real comp. coming from USF/Rutgers/West Virginia/Uconn . They just have to split those to be possibly ranked.

UMike

Esteban and CSM...I MEANT 87 more days to go..my bad...yeah I got fitted already, but I can get re-fitted again 2 weeks before the wedding which is right about when I will be finished

Six

Dayton - I think Boise could hang in the Pac-10, Big East, ACC and Big 12. SEC, would be tough. Also, if they were in one the bigger conferences, they'd garner more attention and more recruits

Seriously, the Big East isn't exactly that great of a football conference. 'Cuse, USF, Louisville, Rugers, UConn, they're more disciplined than West Virginia, 'Nati with their new coaching staff - I'd take Boise over them all day.

Big 12 doesn't play much defense and if they were in the Big 12 North, they'd be able to handle themselves. Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado - not exactly maulers. Texas might give them problems in the South, as well as Oklahoma. Texas A&M and Baylor? No problem. Okie State? Overrated.

ACC? I'd think they'd do more than hold their own. They'd adapt.

Petersen would have those kids ready every week. They'd be able to take on Duke, Wake, NC State, UNC, Virginia, Maryland, Boston College, etc. VTech would be tough. FSU has athletes, but un-disciplined and obviously the speed doesn't mean that much b/c they were supposed to have the fastest defense ever there last year - but they got absolutely burned in passing all the damn time, one of the worst pass D I've ever seen at FSU

I'd also take Boise State over Miami right now, simply b/c of only being in the 2nd year of both O and D coordinators schemes

KnoxCane

^^^^^LMAO^^^^@ all three of you!!

C A N E S!!

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