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March 18, 2010

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Cat 5 Cane

Ohhh one last thing ... I wonder who ended up with the 20 grams? Yeah, I know,... Cops always have the best stuff!

Six

Maybe Shields thought he was Percy Harvin, smoking the sticky icky before the draft and hoping he'd get drafted Highhhhhh like Harvin

Only problem is ... Shields is no Percy Harvin. I like Shields b/c he's a Cane, was willing to put his huevos out there and learn/play a new position to help the team - but come on kid, you gotta be smarter than that when you honestly aren't a Percy Harvin or Warren Sapp, who were both sure fire 1st Rounders


Six

Also, two of the stupidest rules in college basketball

1. The possession arrow

2. When a player is allowed to blatantly jump into the defender after the defender leaves his feet, and shoot the ball - knowing full well he'll get to the free throw line b/c of it

Cat 5 Cane

That about covers it... and to add... try getting a real job with 20 grams on your record.

The only people that will hire you are your friends... Say goodby to Major Corp. America.

Six

Refs are really f'ing St.Mary's right now

Wow

Aquaman

Soup, you're right and Shields f'd up.

But I'm pretty sure at least half the league smokes weed on the regular.

Randy Moss, possibily the best WR of all time, smokes mad weed.

Santonio Holmes got caught with weed the same season he was SB MVP.

Shields just needed to make a roster before getting into trouble. I wouldn't count him out just yet. You can't coach sub 4.4 speed.

SOUP

From Sports Illustrated:

It's a new day for Texas Tech football. Gone is the wildly popular pirate, who installed a record-breaking, scoreboard-abusing offense and led the Red Raiders to 84 wins and 10 straight bowl games. Gone is the coach who went on a Lubbock TV station to do the weather and gave a freshman dating advice. Gone is the loose cannon whose mouth was so often a liability ("fat little girlfriends," anyone?) and who was fired Dec. 30 following an indefinite suspension while the university investigated his isolating James in an electrical closet after the player suffered a concussion.

In stepped Tuberville, southern to the core with his drawn-out twang and down-home charm. He comes off more politician than football coach, and after their ugly divorce from Leach, he is the perfect remedy for the Red Raiders, able to win over the press, boosters and alumni. As Potts said: "I think it's a general consensus on everybody's part that they're complete opposites."

Tuberville is also no stranger to messes. When he was hired at Ole Miss in 1995, the school was under NCAA sanctions and had only 55 scholarship players. Two years later he led the Rebels to their first bowl game in five seasons and was named SEC Coach of the Year.

Of course, Texas Tech is a different kind of monster. This is not a program in need of rebuilding, coming off its eighth straight season with at least eight wins, which is why Tuberville doesn't intend on reinventing the wheel; he simply wants to add bite where the Red Raiders have been lacking it.

The running game and defense had been almost afterthoughts with Leach's teams. In each of the last nine seasons, the Red Raiders finished in the top five nationally in passing offense, ranking first six times. But in the last 10 years Tech was better than 104th in rushing only once (94th in '08) and ranked in the lower half of the FBS in total defense five times.

Charged with adding more balance to the offense is new coordinator Neal Brown, who engineered a Troy attack that was fourth in passing in '09 and 60th in rushing. He'll be maintaining the core of the Air Raid offense that made the Red Raiders into a slick, fan-friendly show and use it as a way to make further use of the running game, which includes a back with 1,000-yard potential in Baron Batch.


Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/cory_mccartney/03/19/tuberville/index.html?utm_source=bleacherreport.com#ixzz0ijqkeLId

Aquaman

Im watching the NIT over the NCAA. Miss St v UNC is more entertaining than Villanova v St Marys.

SOUP

Elliott... I understand your stance on legelaizing marijuana and can respect that but this is hardly the place for that arguement. here it is short and sweet:

1. Marijuana is illegal.
2. U can get arrested for possessing or smoking it.
3. It is hard to play football while in jail.
4. NFL teams are NOT going to invest millions in a player for him to spend his time in jail and not on the field.

ALL players KNOW they are gonna be tested and if they fail the test they can potentially LOSE millions. It is just NOT smart.

SOUP

worldwide baby!!! go canespace.

Posted by: usagainstheworld | March 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM

U like the map TOP RIGHT do U? LOL

elliott

Shields, Shields, Shields. I hope this isn't the end of his NFL dream, but marginal talent and now questions about charachter aren't good for him.

Not to sound defensive but I am just curious how ones character is under question because they like to puff on hippie lettuce? Would it be any better if he got a DUI? Alcohol is worse than Marijuana health wise and I just do not understand why so many people look down upon it? Is there really a difference from someone who works all day and comes home to a glass of scotch or one who comes home to a nicely rolled joint?

j.w.

Shields, Shields, Shields. I hope this isn't the end of his NFL dream, but marginal talent and now questions about charachter aren't good for him.

usagainstheworld

worldwide baby!!! go canespace.

SOUP

SMU plays Texas Tech in Lubbock...I wonder if Craig James does the game?

Posted by: Texascane | March 20, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Not a chance!

Sarasota 'cane

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Texascane

Should be interesting...on Sunday, September 5, SMU plays Texas Tech in Lubbock...I wonder if Craig James does the game?

Better not show a crowd shot if he does.

USAFCane

Ever wonder why sports that have cheerleaders are healthier to watch than those without.

Research published in New England Journal of Medicine shows that staring at women's breasts can prolong the men's lives.

http://www.wholefitness.com/looking-breasts.html

Posted by: Old Skool | March 20, 2010 at 09:09 AM

Oh! It's life that prolongs, I thought it was something else.

SOUP

Six and Cat5...G R E A T posts. Well done!

Hard to "hate" Beamer like Satan, Liar or Kiffin. Beamer is just a good man doing a good job, no scandals and solid results year after year. U gotta respect that.

SOUP

Skool...U needed "medical research" to tell U that? LOL

Old Skool

Ever wonder why sports that have cheerleaders are healthier to watch than those without.

Research published in New England Journal of Medicine shows that staring at women's breasts can prolong the men's lives.

http://www.wholefitness.com/looking-breasts.html

Cat 5 Cane

But again... I like Randy and can see no one else taking this team to NC. Maybe not in 2010 or 2011, but soon!

Give Randy a 5 year contract and lets put this issue behind us!

Cat 5 Cane

Six...
1st off, thanks for the data. That took time and thought to draw the comparison.

On Beamer/Foster/Stinespring... thinking they are a great combo and always get the most out of their players, even if they are only 2 and 3 star... But they should, Hell... Beamer has 23 years, Foster also 23 years, and Stinespring 16 years ... all at VT. Talk about longevity, jeezz. on a side note, Beamer and Foster go beck 31 years together, back at Murray St.

On Foster... Talk about a guy for HC!!! But I don't think he'll ever move. Following the 1998 season, Foster was pursued by the University of Florida for its defensive coordinator position, but he opted to continue his long-standing football association with Beamer.

Last year may have been his best coaching job. Despite losing seven starters to NFL camps from the 2007 team, his young and inexperienced group finished seventh in the nation in total defense and in the top 20 of five other categories.

The 2007 group was also among the nation's elite, featuring a pair of first-team All-Americans in Brandon Flowers and Xavier Adibi, along with six all-conference selections.

The 2006 unit led the nation in total defense for the second straight year. The unit also led the nation in passing and scoring defense. The 2005 squad led the nation in total defense and ranked among the top three teams in three other categories. It produced two first-team All-Americans along with four all-conference players.

Tech's 2004 defense ranked in the top five nationally in total defense, pass defense, scoring defense, interceptions and turnovers gained.

Under Foster's guidance, the Hokies' 2001 defense proved to be one of the nation's best, ranking among the top eight teams in Division I-A in six different categories and leading the way in shutouts with four.

After helping Tech to the national championship game in 1999, Foster was recognized as the 2000 Division I-A Defensive Coordinator of the Year by American Football Coach magazine. Tech's 1999 defensive unit led Division I-A in scoring defense and ranked third in two other categories.
Note: article is 2 years old.

The point... As proff that you don't have to have a top 5 recruiting class every year, to have one of the best football teams and this is where coaching might account for 40 percent of a players development... and what do you think they could do with a Miami team?... Win!


DATcane

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2010/03/19/arthur-and-bryce-brown-the-brothers-grim/

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DATcane

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-sam-shields-arrested-hurricanes-0319,0,3066738.story

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Daddeh

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Six

Texas Tech has to play Texas and Oklahoma every year, they're in their Division

And you see the results of Tech playing those two teams as well .....

Since 2000: 2-8 vs Texas, 3-7 vs. OU

Going to 10 straight bowls is an accomplishment ... but remember, even 6-6 teams go to bowls. Which bowl you go to is more important than the fact you even go to a bowl in the first place. I'd rather not even tell people that Miami went to the Smurf Turf Bowl or Emerald Nut Bowl - that's embarrassing

I think it also says something though that Leach is the winningest head coach in bowls ever at Tech, with a 5-4 record. He's been by far their best coach in school history

Best bowl game they went to was what, the Gator Bowl? I was at that game vs. Virginia a couple of years ago

Total Offense rankings since 2000:

2000 - 65th (FSU 1st)
2001 - 33rd (BYU 1st)
2002 - 4th (Boise State 1st)
2003 - 1st
2004 - 6th (Louisville 1st)
2005 - 6th (USC 1st)
2007 - 2nd (Tulsa 1st)
2008 - 4th (Tulsa 1st)
2009 - 4th (Houston 1st)

You can see the significant jump from 2001 to 2002

Once he brought that spread, 50 receivers wide, formation to Tech, they found some success

I think what's really impressive though are the teams that were in the Top 10 Total Offense that don't have a spread gimmicky type offense.


On the note of not having a top recruiting class as well, Virginia Tech and Frank Beamer are mixed in there considering some success they've had. They had a #14 and #18 ranking, but other than that, pretty low

2002 - #45 (Texas Tech #48)
2003 - #27 (Texas Tech #44)
2004 - #41 (Texas Tech #33)
2005 - #14 (Texas Tech #37)
2006 - #32 (Texas Tech #25)
2007 - #29 (Texas Tech #52)
2008 - #18 (Texas Tech #45)
2009 - #23 (Texas Tech #33)

Average class ranking for VTech = 28
Average class ranking for TTech = 39

A defensive/special team guy and a guy that is an offensive mind .... you'd think the offensive guy would have a higher recruiting class ranking b/c of needing to get a bunch of receivers - they're generally sexy picks with good numbers

There's no doubt Leach has an offensive mind, I just still don't want him at Miami if he's going to bring that spread offense

j.w.

Thanks for the baseball updates, Space fans!

Texascane

10 straight bowl seasons...

Highest ranked public university in grad rates for football...

In the Top 5 offenses in the nation 9 straight years...

Play OU, and Texas every year...

The boy can coach...never had a top 20 recruiting class...

27 Ave Cane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoNa1NreGkc&feature=related

I know there is time for this later but this kid looks like fire.
WR/DB for next year....

27  Avecane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoNa1NreGkc&feature=related

I know there is time for this later but this kid looks like fire.
WR/DB for next year....

Six

I don't want Leach as a coach at Miami in any capacity

He did do a good job at TTech, with the offense that he had and that the Big 12 had trouble with

I don't want to see that though at Miami

5 winning in-conference records, 5 losing in-conference records

3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2, 4-4, 4-4, 7-1, 5-3

Two 7 win seasons
Four 8 win seasons
Three 9 win seasons
One 11 win season

solarcane

courteous of Sam to wait till he was out of Randy's care to get arrested.

SOUP

for the 19% of you that care.Canes baseball beat the dukies 3-1

Posted by: canezilla | March 19, 2010 at 09:39 PM

SWEET!

SOUP

Beamer has SWAGGER! What chu talkin' 'bout?

canezilla

for the 19% of you that care.Canes baseball beat the dukies 3-1

SOUP

damn sam,you have 4.2 speed u couldnt out run the popo?

Posted by: canezilla | March 19, 2010 at 09:23 PM

Not when U are "mello"...

canezilla

damn sam,you have 4.2 speed u couldnt out run the popo?

Daytoncane

Frank Beamer would never be successful as head coach at the U....he never has top 5 recruiting classes...

Posted by: SlingBlade | March 19, 2010 at 09:10 PM

plus he doesn't have the "swagger" that Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson had.

AngryCane

So the Fish open w/Los Dodgers on the weekend that my Air Force brother will be in Central FL....

Hmm... Duty Calls gentlemen on that one, gotta stomp brain cells w/family; kinda like picking between going to a wedding or partying w/your brothers at the UM vs. FSU game!!

Speaking of, what ever happened w/that decision?

SlingBlade

Frank Beamer would never be successful as head coach at the U....he never has top 5 recruiting classes...

bg1906

bg - Left this for you on the last blog:

Bg - Glad to see you were back. Since its never too early to talk about the next year and spring recruiting is heating up wanted your thoughts on a couple things
(and anyone else who has something to add)"

RB - Obviously its Wilder first and foremost, but who are the people to keep an eye on after

OL - What names are on the radar?

DL - I know Chickillo and have heard the sites talking about Maggitt (not for us just in general, but regardless Dwyer isn't a strong school for us) but who are the other guys there?

LB - I know Perryman is your boy, but what about Shazier (Rivals lists him at DL you think that's the case)?

CB - Heard plenty about Waisome and then it seems Crawford is on the radar given the latest Canespace article, any other CBs

S - Assume the local guys (Lyons, Cash, North, Gorman) are the candidates, correct?


Posted by: shwarma | March 19, 2010 at 05:48 PM

RB won't be a huge area of concern and I'd be surprised if we take more than 1. Wilder will be recruited as an athlete and it'll be his decision where he wants to play. He realizes he's a good RB but a potentially special LB.

OL we have one committ in Marcus Jackson...STUD! Roadgrader type. There are some other guys on the radar too like Watts Dantzler (I don't think he comes) and Zach Debell.

DL we are recruiting Chikillo (I think the lineage helps us in the end, but its very early). Rabasa (don't think he ends up here), Maggit (really like him, he's a bit skinny, but he has a nice frame and a great motor), Bryant Dubose. All those guys are DEs and I honestly haven't really looked at or heard about many DTs with offers from us at this time.

LB Perryman would have to be #1 target. Wilder can play here as well. Shazier, I don't know. He doesn't have an offer yet, but he could possibly get one. I also REALLY like Serderius Bryant from Seminole, but he's only 5'9. Ball Player though. We are also recruiting Rob Hankins from Texas, as well as Tony Stewart (will be recruited by everyone).

CB Waisome (I don't think we get him), you also have Josh Turner out of Oklahoma (we have a good shot at him) and Albert Louis-Jean out of Boston. Both will be highly recruited. Haven't heard much else on this front.

S..you pretty much nailed it except for leaving out Robenson Therezie who is also a big time prospect

Aquaman

Shields might have taken that preparation for the NFL too far..

86Cane

So now we know? That is a DAMN shame!

Sam we rooted for U. I even picked U as my LOF last year. We met your Dad after the Spring game and enjoyed talking to him.

He was your BIGGEST fan.

We are saddened by the news...

splarfy

Sun Sentinel reporting arrest for the mary jane.

bg1906

Shields got arrested. He really hurt himself for the NFL.

86Cane

Sam Shilds breaks the streak. Maybe it was for his cataracts.

Posted by: splarfy | March 19, 2010 at 08:15 PM

Please explain?

splarfy

Sam Shilds breaks the streak. Maybe it was for his cataracts.

86Cane

Angry...looks like April 9-10:

http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=fla&m=4&y=2010

AngryCane

"Ova???"

Did you say it's "ova..??"

WAS IT OVA WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR??

NOTHING IS OVA UNTIL THE LEGION DECIDES IT!!


Spring Game? No... As far as Baseball, count me into the 25%! Along with the Marlins & Dodgers too; speaking of, that's the opening series for the Fish & thinking of a way to weasel down there!

86Cane

WHAT'S UP LEGION!!! HAPPY FRIDAY... So what's the haps?

Posted by: AngryCane | March 19, 2010 at 07:50 PM

Angry...we are trying to hold it down during the S L O W season.

UM basketball is ova.

UM baseball is in full swing but only 25% of the UM fans care.

NCAA tourney is happening but only 25 % are doing bracketology.

UM football has their Spring game next Saturday. U going?

AngryCane

WHAT'S UP LEGION!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY... So what's the haps? How's everyones Bracketology working? I have not even filled one out yet... Guess I better get on the ball.

AngryCane

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86Cane

The 2010 University of Miami men's basketball team will hold its postseason banquet on the BankUnited Center arena floor on Wednesday, April 14.

The 2010 senior class – Dwayne Collins, James Dews and Cyrus McGowan – will be recognized and the team will hand out individual honors in various categories. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale for $55 apiece for adults and $25 apiece for children 12 and under, while fans can also purchase premier tables with seating for eight (in addition to two student-athletes) for $700. Student-athlete sponsorships are available for $50.

Above the Rim members receive an exclusive discount and may purchase tickets for $45 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Hurricane Club at (305) 284-6699 by April 7.

86Cane

FROM WWW.HURRICANESPORTS.COM:

The University of Miami track and field teams open their outdoor schedule hosting the Hurricane Invitational, Friday-Saturday, March 19-20 at Cobb Stadium.

Sixteen universities from around the country will be represented at the first meet of the 2010 outdoor season, including ACC foe Virginia Tech, Texas of the Big 12, Connecticut of the BIG EAST and Wisconsin of the Big 10.

Just six days ago at the NCAA Indoor National Championships - Ti'erra Brown earned her third All-America honor, placing third in the 60m hurdles. In the preliminary heat, the junior set a new school record by running an 8.00. Brown is scheduled to make her outdoor debut in the 100m hurdles, Saturday at 2 p.m.

Ashley Dukes, who missed most of the last two seasons, had a huge indoor campaign for herself this year. She won the ACC Championship in the 60m dash with a time of 7.34 seconds and competed in the NCAA National Championships. The Hollywood, Fla. native is scheduled to run a leg of the 4x100 relay.

ASHLEY DUKES? THAT'S A GREAT NAME!

shwarma

bg - Left this for you on the last blog:

Bg - Glad to see you were back. Since its never too early to talk about the next year and spring recruiting is heating up wanted your thoughts on a couple things
(and anyone else who has something to add)"

RB - Obviously its Wilder first and foremost, but who are the people to keep an eye on after

OL - What names are on the radar?

DL - I know Chickillo and have heard the sites talking about Maggitt (not for us just in general, but regardless Dwyer isn't a strong school for us) but who are the other guys there?

LB - I know Perryman is your boy, but what about Shazier (Rivals lists him at DL you think that's the case)?

CB - Heard plenty about Waisome and then it seems Crawford is on the radar given the latest Canespace article, any other CBs

S - Assume the local guys (Lyons, Cash, North, Gorman) are the candidates, correct?

Loco

BASEBALL baby! When U going to a game? Will we see U on 4/6 @ FAU or on 4/7 at UM vs FAU?

Posted by: 86Cane | March 19, 2010 at 04:29 PM

@FAU definitely not, at home, maybe, depends on if I have an exam that thursday or not

Daytoncane

Basketball conference indeed

Posted by: Loco | March 19, 2010 at 03:25 PM

this is final confirmation that we should be dominating the ACC.

what is parity? lol

86Cane

Basketball conference indeed

Posted by: Loco | March 19, 2010 at 03:25 PM

BASEBALL baby! When U going to a game? Will we see U on 4/6 @ FAU or on 4/7 at UM vs FAU?

86Cane

SOUP,ME AND SHOES WILL GO TO FAU GAME

Posted by: canezilla | March 19, 2010 at 04:01 PM

We will meet at the game. U know how to find me: T-shirts and banner. Email me to exchange numbers.

canespace86@aol.com

86Cane

would be fun seeing Leach take over at FIU if Mario don't get his stuff together over there. They got too many athletes to be losing - needs their OL / DL progressing.

Posted by: Esteban | March 19, 2010 at 03:26 PM

Now THAT is interesting! Things that make U go hmmmmmmmmm...closest school to Key West too.

Aquaman

Almost made me lose my sirloin burger. LMAO!

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 19, 2010 at 03:11 PM

I forgot, the James family is safe too. Lol.

Aquaman

No doubt! They will also start pointing out how many arrests there are at U of Texas to make themselves feel better about their average azz program.

Back to nowhere for TT.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Posted by: Canez1 | March 19, 2010 at 03:41 PM

lmao, well said.

Aquaman

That's what I thought. A pass rush would help big time.

Texascane

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/01/merrie-spaeth-spaeaks-out-on-mike-leach-craig-james-swiftboating-and-darkened-sheds.html.php


The worm turns...

Daytoncane

it would also help if our corners played more physical with opposing WRs and TEs.

you continue hit those guys hard enough and pretty soon they're gonna get aligator arms.

and you can say whatever you want about the "Floriduh Gaytors", but i'd take guys like Brandon Spikes and Major Wright on my defense any day.

those dudes are enforcers, plain and simple.

canezilla

SOUP,ME AND SHOES WILL GO TO FAU GAME

Esteban

a good pass rush sure helps masks a lot of coverage issues. who have the Colts had at CB and safety since they drafted Freeney and then Mathis?

Canez1

i wonder will the Texas Tech fans start talking about how good their academics are instead of winning like they used to?

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 19, 2010 at 03:07 PM

No doubt! They will also start pointing out how many arrests there are at U of Texas to make themselves feel better about their average azz program.

Back to nowhere for TT.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Daytoncane

lol Aqua is just takes a good athlete to cover a TE. it's not as hard as our LBs make it seem.

i played the Will (weakside backer), so i didn't have to worry about it too much. i was a little small to be taking on those TEs. plus my DC used to blitz me a lot because i was quick and i could disguise it.

Spence is light on his feet, so he should be the one covering the TE on 3rd downs. and opposing TEs wouldn't look great against us if we had a pass rush.

pb(CSROH10)


IMO Leach will end up at a big time school rich in tradition, but not in football. If he has money and a name, he can build a big time winner again.

I would use Bob Huggins as an example. He made WVU, a traditional football school, a power in a very short time.

Esteban

would be fun seeing Leach take over at FIU if Mario don't get his stuff together over there. They got too many athletes to be losing - needs their OL / DL progressing.

Loco

The ACC has teams ranked

#1 UVA
#3 GT
#4 FSU
#9 Clemson
#11 UM
#17 UNC

Basketball conference indeed

Esteban

Cav, similar based on his "no weaknesses" comment though. If he hadn't said that no one would have felt the need to point out weaknesses. McShay saying "he's not overly dominant" makes me think "no $hit". If he was 'overly dominant' he'd be a first round draft pick. Rashad Butler got picked in the 4th or 5th round. Would anyone call Butler a better prospect than Fox? Eric Winston went 2nd round and wasn't better on the field than Fox. Winston killed it at the combine though, something Fox won't do at the pro day. Still the better player I'd say Fox. Winston was a 2nd round pick while the lesser player and having a serious knee injury a year before. As long as Fox's knee checks out healthy and whatever the issue is on the heart checks out fine I'd say 3rd round. His play warrants 2nd or 3rd.

Aquaman

Dayton,

Lol, seriously, you played LB, what does it take to cover the TE on 3rd down? What do the guys need to work on? It seemed like 3rd and long was our worst enemy all year.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

fat little girlfriends, and walk-ons are safe for now.

Posted by: Aquaman | March 19, 2010 at 02:57 PM

>>>>

Almost made me lose my sirloin burger. LMAO!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Este, I wish the best for Fox. I just thought it was funny how eerily similiar McShay's evaluation of Fox was to a few people's here. haha

But why would T-Bone go higher than Graham? I don't see much upside for T-Bone compared to Graham to be hones, largely because of T-Bone's motion. That shyt will be eaten alive in the NFL.

Maybe if he hires Steve Young as his personal mentor for a few years in the off-season, like Vick should've done.

Daytoncane

fat little girlfriends, and walk-ons are safe for now.

Posted by: Aquaman | March 19, 2010 at 02:57 PM

i wonder will the Texas Tech fans start talking about how good their academics are instead of winning like they used to?

404Canes404

much like some posters here?

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 19, 2010 at 12:40 PM

ok, ok, no need for name calling. I'm a homer, I get it!

Aquaman

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | March 19, 2010 at 02:47 PM

fat little girlfriends, and walk-ons are safe for now.

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

IMO I dont think a big name school will hire either Leach or Leavitt for awhile

A smaller school maybe as a coordinator

HC is a very long way away

bahamacane

ESPN is going to do another documentary on the U!

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/19/1537030/the-u-sequel-on-um-rebirth.html

Aquaman

Duke took 2 of 3 from UNC last week.

They're pretty good.

j.w.

Dayton- Not sure about UCLA but Cal would care. They are very PC in Berkeley and that rant that you can see on youtube would have earned him a lot of enemies

86Cane

The 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team will play its first road series of the 2010 season this weekend when the `Canes visit Duke for a three-game series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park beginning Friday, March 19.

Miami (11-5, 2-1 ACC) and Duke (12-4, 2-1 ACC) are both coming off Atlantic Coast Conference series wins last weekend, as the `Canes took two-of-three from Boston College while the Blue Devils won a pair of games against rival North Carolina.

Game one of the Miami-Duke series is slated for a 6 p.m. start Friday night, with game two set for 2 p.m.Saturday and the finale for 1 p.m. Sunday.

Yasmani Grandal enters the weekend ranked second in the ACC in hitting in conference play after going 7-for-11 with a homer, three doubles, three RBI, four runs scored and 13 total bases against Boston College last weekend.

86Cane

#12 Cornell beats #5 Temple 78-65.

#6 Xavier beats #11 Minnesota 65-54.

Daytoncane

i bet if Leach was at UCLA or Cal, no one would care about his beliefs.

it's a different world out there.

Esteban

Tebow is going higher than Graham. Although I could see Graham going higher than expected. Everyone knows he's going to struggle out the gate as a blocker cause he's been playing basketball. Just as long as they feel he's willing to learn and strong enough to do it then they'll just teach him when they get him. guys like McShay act as if everyone is supposed to be a finished product upon entering the NFL. And I'm not sure how he can see Fox as being just a late round guy. Sam Baker and Duane Brown were in the same category as Jason Fox and went in the first round. Never confused with dominant and more finesse types. Fox is coming out in a better overall draft than when they came out so that knocks him down some but he's going to be picked way before McShay suggest. Fox fits for what teams like Atlanta, Denver, Seattle (since they have alex gibbs now as their OL coach), Washington (since they have shanahan now who had gibbs under him and employed the same style for his OL), and Texans look for in OTs. And even teams that don't use that system always need OTs that can pass block. He just needs to show enough athleticism and footwork to make teams comfortable that he can stay at LT in the pros.

86Cane

From The College Baseball Blog:

#11 Miami (FL) (11-5, 2-1 ACC) at Duke (12-4, 2-1 ACC)

Players to watch
Miami (FL): Chris Peleaz (.418 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI)
Duke: Jimmy Gould (.339 BA, 1 HR, 13 RBI)

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday: Miami Chris Hernandez, LHP (1-2, 2.35 ERA) vs Duke Michael Ness, RHP (1-1, 4.82 ERA)
Saturday: Miami Jason Santana (1-1, 6.63 ERA) vs Duke: Eric Pfisterer, LHP (2-1, 5.95 ERA)
Sunday: Duke Dennis O’Grady, RHP (0-0, 2.63 ERA) vs Miami: Eric Erickson, LHP (1-1, 3.79 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Duke 2-1
Kyle Tait: Miami 2-1
Skip McCarthy: Miami 2-1

College baseball fans read more here:

http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/03/19/acc-weekend-preview-march-19th-21st/

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Even if Fox has a great Pro Day next Friday, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay thinks the UM lineman is no better than a late-round pick.

“I do think he’s showed some quickness, he’s a pretty decent athlete in terms of his balance and being able to get in position,” McShay said. “He can recover against a double move and do those sort of things. But [he’s] not overly dominant. He could stand to put on a little more bulk, certainly get stronger and become a more physical player.

“I don’t think he finishes and has that mean streak that you look for. You just wonder. He’s a left tackle, but I don’t know that he’s a good enough player to become a starting left tackle in the NFL. I think he’s going to have to settle in as as reserve tackle and maybe, depending on the team that drafts him, move inside to guard. But I think he’ll wind up getting drafted late.”

>>>>

Hmmmm, this sounds oddly familiar, especially this sentence.....

"I don’t think he finishes and has that mean streak that you look for"

Where have I heard that before?? hahaha

CGNC

Dayton - LOL he would not fit in with the mentality of the Cackalackas - think the real bible belt

Daytoncane

Mike Leach wasn't a good fit for a school in the Bible belt for obvious reasons. seriously have any of you guys ever been to the middle of the country?

i bet some ACC school picks him up next year and he starts winning instantly.

86Cane

Read this:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/04/meet-me-in-the-parking-lot-part-ii.html

Zagacki would never do this!

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

Someone will make the mistake of drafting PEDbow before Graham

A team that is fool enough to draft PEDbow in the 1st 2 rounds are fools

They need impact players in those rounds, not some player that you can just hope can be decent 5 years down the road

He is a fraud

The team that drafts Graham will be pleased for years

Montreal-Cane

Butch Davis 1st and Bud Foster 2nd...But Randy is in the driver seat especially if the Canes finish the 2010 season 10-2 or better...

86Cane

Same here! I like both! They bleed Orange and Green.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | March 19, 2010 at 02:03 PM

Have U ever met and talked to Zagacki and Bailey in person? I have several times and they are TOTALLY different people. Trust me on this.

86Cane

Butch is the only guy other than Shannon if you ask me.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 19, 2010 at 01:33 PM

I like Butch too but Beamer has hasd the best L/T record and the BEST special teams almost every year.

Miami's special teams haven't been special since Hester did it all by himself.

Still for me Randy has until the END of 2011 season to prove he is THE GUY. I think he is, and he will. GO CANES!

Montreal-Cane

LOVE TO HEAR BOTH BAILEY AND ZAG ON GAME DAY! IT WOULDN'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THEM!!! SMELL OF BROCKS, BURGERS AND DOGS ON THE BARBIE WITH A BUD AND THE RADIO BLASTING IN THE BACKGROUND (HOW BOUT THEM CANES, BABY!) GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS JUST THINKING ABOUT IT...

Ohhh am I ready!

Posted by: Cat5Cane | March 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM


Same here! I like both! They bleed Orange and Green.

86Cane

Cat5 and Slingblade...Next baseball games for Canespace:

Tuesday 4/6 @ FAU in Boca

Wednesday 4/7 FAU @ UM

Let me know if you can make one or both gamess. Anybody else interested in attending let me know ASAP!

Ungar

Who will get drafted first

Jimmy Graham or the former Croc QB, who was invited to sit in the green room during the draft by the NFL


NFL isn't stupid. They know how the ratings will jump with this move. They already made a good decision for ratings with the draft being on Thursday at 7:30pm, Rounds 1-3

Posted by: Six | March 19, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I swear I was thinking the same thing, and wondering if a good pro day for Graham will push him above that mediocre pro day from Tebow...

I say Graham a least three spots ahead of Tebow.

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