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May 14, 2010

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Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

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TJL

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SOUP

Playa rocks the Space!

raizecane

I am officially a "playa hata"......just kiddin....nice going.

raizecane

Not sure if this was already posted but it looks like Miami and ND will renew the rivalry

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5187926

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

LOL@Raize....
You know Im happy for Shannon, but there is so much pressure on him now. I say its really a 2 year deal. If he doesnt win at least a ACC Championship or compete for a National Championship with Jacory and the Jr's and Sr's the team has now, he will be looking for a job.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

CaptO i think Kelly is a good coach.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was Kelly that suggested ND play Miami rather than the more romantic Kirby did it all version.

in the past we never heard a word about playing Notre Dame from Kirby or Shannon at all.


Posted by: solarcane | May 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

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Solar, Kirby and the ND AD were talking about it last year then things fizzles, apparently on ND's end.

But I'm sure Kelly was the impetus behind the renewed talks.

Kelly better have them in top shape because things are about to be on another in a year or two around here.

Then again, Shannon will have at least one NC under his belt so everyone we play will give us their best, even more than now.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Playa, he'll have AT LEAST one of each. I think he'll have more personally. I also think we'll get Wilder after he sees Boss Football aka Hurricane Football compared that candy-ish Richt puts on the field.

bg1906

Coach Shannon on WQAM.

http://www.wqam.com/index.php?page=347&sid=3fqdtm1on6rdgnj5537k98i8hvitjesl

raizecane

Who has the better NFL Pipeline - USC or Miami?

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5178139

Those ESPN guys no f-ing clue what they are talking about. Although, USC has put out some studs.

SOUP

Those ESPN guys no f-ing clue what they are talking about.

Posted by: raizecane | May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

SHOCKER

SOUP

Captain, Oh My Captain...I wrote this article for U. U better like it!

mr troutman

Yeah Canes all day baby....can't wait for us to run up the scoreboard on teams this year. The talent is there so the sky is the limit.

86Cane

Wow, what a dream come true, seeing my 'Canes playing in my hometown at Soldier Field against Notre Dame.

Posted by: MIA Chi 'Cane '98 | May 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM

I told Kirby U might like that!

As I said before the UMAA club in Chicago is among the largest and most active donors in the Country.

Now, Kirby about this whole Boise State thing? Is that doable?

Oh and don't forget about that UCLA, Stanford, Houston and Texas Tech thing?

I'm jus' sayin'...

mr troutman

NOTABLE PLAYERS
Top Five Trojans Top Five Hurricanes
No. 1 Bruce Matthews
No. 2 Anthony Munoz
No. 3 Junior Seau
No. 4 Ronnie Lott
No. 5 Marcus Allen

No. 1 Ray Lewis
No. 2 Warren Sapp
No. 3 Cortez Kennedy
No. 4 Ed Reed
No. 5 Michael Irvin

We have more known names then Usc...and if it wasn't for pete carrol they would not have won a NC title 4 seasons ago. I like some of there players i just don't match them up well with ours. Ronnie Lott, Allen and Seau are the only players i think could of done well in a U uniform. If you look at our list most of our are dominate players no matter what school they went to.

Ungar

From the previous blog:

Posted by: Six | May 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM

"Ungar - what I'm saying is, the Heat need to worry about giving Wade whatever he wants and sign him before anyone starts going all fantasy-land manager and asking/saying Lebron is going to go play for Miami"

The negative of that is that the way the NBA CBA is set up, you can go over the cap to re-sign players, but not for outside players. If we sign Wade first and then try for Lebron, we will not be able to beat Cleveland's matching offer. Do it in the opposite direction, and we can legally have both.

"If the Heat do sign Wade to the type of speculated contract out there - 6 years, $127 Million ... what kind of cash will they have to sign LeBron? They're going to be shelling out supposedly $21 Million and change a season to D-Wade, are they realistically going to be able to afford LeBron -and- keeping others on that team?"

Nope, but how many of the others that are remaining would we want to keep? Wade and Lebron and thirteen ring hungry vets that have the money and want the ring would be good enough for me.

"D-Wade might be friends with LeBron, but how good of a friend will he be to bring him to Miami - good enough that he'll take a paycut of his own in his next contract to help reel in a whale like LeBron? Or maybe get a guy that's going to be a hell of a lot less expensive, in Joe Johnson"
They currently have the same contract, let them continue to have the same contract. No pay cut necessary.

"I think the only real way Lebron is going to play in Miami with Wade is if you have NBA 2K for XBox or whatever NBA game is for Playstation, and put him on there yourself"

I prefer the Wii, more exercise in the game.

Yes, I agree with you that it is not a likely scenario, but it IS a possible scenario and one we should consider. Wade and Lebron would be a bigger pairing than Jordan and Pippen before they were done.

"LeBron is going to demand absurd loot, and who knows how he'll be if he isn't considered "the man" on his team"

Get him that ring, and his ego will be mollified. Plus, Wade would be glad to get the assists on passes to LeBron, I am sure. We was able to play well with others for the Olympics, he could do it for Riley.

Riley, make it happen.

Ungar

RE: The Gators buying free wins.

I understand your point guys, and I am sure that Michigan, OSU, and other teams that sell out no matter the opponent would likely do the same thing.

And yes, in terms of smart, it is smart to take free wins and easy money in place of tough games to get a tough dollar.

That doesn't mean they can't be called cowards for it, though.

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

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Ungar

And on a lighter note, those of you that have pixel measuring tools, please check my math, but in the picture with "Randy" in the middle, the head on the right takes up 165 X 179 = 29535 pixels, "Randy" takes up 113 X 119 = 13447 pixels, and (I beleive) 404 takes up 95 X 130 = 12350 pixels.

That's right: If you do the math, 165 X 179 (29535) > (25797) 113 X 119 PLUS 95 X 130. The head on the left is bigger than the other two heads PUT TOGETHER.

Who is that guy, and why did you photoshop his head to twice the size? Does he owe you money?

(I better put a BUNCH of smilies in this one to show I am just kidding - Safety First!)
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MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Already Catholics vs Convicts t-shirts being sold and the game is not officially announced yet.

http://www.zazzle.com/catholics_vs_convicts_tshirt-235562748946221185

86, the Chicago Alumni Association are one of biggest outside Florida. Shannon is coming again June 3rd & 4th. They are honoring Ed Reed this year. Greg Olson will be there again along with Whipple and a couple of assistant coaches and Jarrett Payton.

j.w.

3 game series with ND (sorry if already posted)
http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

CGNC

Yeah Canes all day baby....can't wait for us to run up the scoreboard on teams this year. The talent is there so the sky is the limit.

Posted by: mr troutman | May 14, 2010 at 01:09 PM

from your post to God's ears Trouty...:-D

orange 'n green in the vein

"in the past we never heard a word about playing Notre Dame from Kirby or Shannon at all.


Posted by: solarcane | May 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM "

Not true, this has been in the rumor mill for a year now solar, I've read rumblings about trying to make this game for at least that long which means it's been in the works longer then I'd imagine. Plus he's got to get the biggest name there is since Memphis isn't moving the tickets at the box-office.

DZ8

Riley is an over rated egomaniac, and I'm a Heat fan.

DZ8

Great job SOUP.

So this is finally the year with, no excuses?

No blaming it on the rain, injuries, youth, depth, temperature, bad refs, bad kickoffs etc...???

I'm down with that. Man up, and just win baby!

CaneRock

College Football Live is doing something on Miami-Notre Dame renewal, it's on...NOW!

Ungar

Riley is an over rated egomaniac, and I'm a Heat fan.

Posted by: DZ8 | May 14, 2010 at 03:03 PM

Very True. But someone has to have the ear of Arison to spend money on this team, and he has done a good job of that.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

No way Lebron and Wade play on the same team, although it'd be great for ticket sales and horrible for Ohio.

He needs to STFU and win something before he talks about Jordan. He has a solid nucleus there but they still need some more parts, role players and such, and for that the Shaqtus needs to roll out.

Wade seems to need a serious rebuild around him though. I

UMike

Cap...I think kobe could win a title with the same supporting cast Lebron has..he just isnt at that level yet...imo

UMike

Lebron just doesnt have that killer instinct Jordan had and Kobe has..a friend of mine today who is a huge Cavs fan said he thought Kobe thinks about winning, winning, winning...James thinks about winning, marketing, etc..and that was coming from a cavs fan lol

SlingBlade

http://www.hawtmag.com/2009/12/31/9-pictures-time/

now thats funny

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Billy Rolle -- Bridgewater's coach -- and Miami Southridge coach Patrick Burrows said they were happy for Shannon and it was crucial to get the deal done.
``He deserves the extension because he's done everything right and he's a great role model for the city of Miami,'' said Burrows, who has two defensive backs -- Andrew Johnson and Gerod Holliman -- being recruited by UM. ``As a head coach, you hear a lot of rumors and you hear about other coaches taking shots. That's the competitive nature of recruiting.''
Said Rolle: ``A lot of people were waiting to see the outcome of this situation. Now UM can relax and get ready to play some championship football.''


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/14/1628682/in-a-word-excited.html#ixzz0nwKV8IuZ

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Interesting that even Billy Rolle is talking championships for the U. ND and Bama being challenged...hmmmmmm

CanesCanesCanes

Coach Shannon on WQAM.

http://www.wqam.com/index.php?page=347&sid=3fqdtm1on6rdgnj5537k98i8hvitjesl

Posted by: bg1906 | May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

What was Joe Rose apologizing for? What did he say about another school with the recruit. Anyobody hear this?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cap...I think kobe could win a title with the same supporting cast Lebron has..he just isnt at that level yet...imo

Posted by: UMike | May 14, 2010 at 04:52 PM


Lebron just doesnt have that killer instinct Jordan had and Kobe has..a friend of mine today who is a huge Cavs fan said he thought Kobe thinks about winning, winning, winning...James thinks about winning, marketing, etc..and that was coming from a cavs fan lol

Posted by: UMike | May 14, 2010 at 04:55 PM

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That's an interesting thought and you might be right.

But I think you're spot on about the mental-constitutional difference, thus far at least, between Lebron and Jordan. I don't think he HATES losing. I think he doesn't like it but I don't think it burns his soul when he loses. And that hatred is what drives you to drive yourself and drive your teammates to do whatever you have to do to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Maybe he's still too full of himself and doesn't understand that incredible talent doesn't win championships in a team sport.

Jordan went through a phase in his first few years that were similar to Lebron's, then he realized he couldn't do it by himself, so we'll see.

I find the barometer of a basketball stars drive to win is best proven by how they play defense. Offense takes skill but defense is PURE WILL.

I know Lebron's talent allows him to make some spectacular blocks but how many times has he TAKEN A CHARGE?? Or SHUT DOWN his man, one on one?

I learned basketball from a coach who idolized Bobby Knight, so I was well-versed in defense, man-to-man defense long before I really learned about shooting, driving etc.

And I'll tell you, it's fun to score but nothing is more satisfying than shutting someone down. haha

So we'll see what Lebron is really made of. This premature anointing is coming back and biting a lot of people in the azz.

UMike

Cap..i agree 100%..he is not a defender in the same way Kobe is where you can put him on the best player (assuming its not a center of power forward) and he will shut him down..Lebron just uses his crazy athleticness (is that a word?) to make defensive plays like steals and blocks from the back.

I think Lebron and Mike are total opposites of each other, lebron is more a Oscar Robinson, Magic type if you ask me, were Kobe and Wade are more similar to Jordan.

The NBA has needed the next mike since he retired the tag has been put on everyone, Vince, Kobe, James etc.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

SOUP, I had a feeling you were thinking of Captain Optimist when you wrote this piece. lol

This has been a wonderful learning experience for me, watching a team grow, make mistakes, learn from the mistakes, make more mistakes and now they stand on the verge of becoming Hurricanes, real Hurricanes. It definitely ain't an overnight process. I remember way back when I thought it was just a matter of Shannon whipping that 2007 team into shape with Fall Camp. LOL

Goodness gracious....LOL

Then watching these frosh get bounced around by bigger, stronger, more experienced teams.

Then seeing the flashes and glimmers here and there, along with a lot of mistakes and leftover Cokerite baggage.

And now finally seeing the pieces coming together in all phases, mentally, physically, coaching, depth and experience.

It's be great, I must say.

UMike

But, I got to admit..if it wasnt for Wade and James, I probably wouldnt still keep up with the nba..after the 90's the nba just didnt cut it for me..guys were scoring 15 points a game and getting max contracts (see brian grant)..players moved every year, i lost all my love for the nba when mike left it seemed..but wade and james brought me back in lol

UMike

Cap..I thought the same thing in 07....then the OU game came..and I realized just how bad coker left us lol

Sebastian

There never will be another Michael Jordan

The guys of today are no Mr. Airness. He is untouchable

As for the best player in the game right now. IMO the honor goes to D Wade

Ungar

In honor of the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the title:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZIFX7mE-g

And the second thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9mSAT7tX2Q

Later, and of course GO CANES!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Umike, you meant "crazy atheliticism." ;-)

Yeah, his crazy athleticism has prevented him from learning the fundamentals of defense. He's similar to Vick in that respect. Coaches never seem to be able to convince or force them to learn and master the fundamentals, something Jordan definitely learned from Mr. Smith and continued to learn and perfect throughout his career.

You're right about the NBA in the mid-90s. Right now we're entering something of a Golden Era of talent but the coaching and GM-ship don't seem to be up to par. Dream team II was easily the most talented group of athletes ever assembled on one team. They were all Jordan-esque. But when they come back to the NBA they can't seem to bring the intensity to match their talent.

No way Carmelo should be bounced in the 1st round or wherever they were in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant has all the tools but they're just young. He may win a title before Lebron because he's not so anointed and I think he's really a team player.

Then you got the playmaker in CHI, plus a host of others.

But the coaches and GMs can't seem to figure it out the way Joe Dumars and the San Antonio coach and GM did for their runs.

It's disappointing because the talent is immense and getting better. John Wall is going to be as good as he wants to be but will the team around him be as good??

Ditto Brandon Jennings, even though he's small, he'll add muscle and be incredibly dynamic but will the Hawks build the team? Do they know how to be the team??

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

The Artistry of Michael Jordan.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWvxijHNWB4

Cat 5 Cane

Taking a look at the SEC

SEC... BCS CONTENDERS IN 2010. See video.
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/clubhouse?teamId=8

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

UMike, good point about Lebron more of a Big O type. I think he's a synthesis of Byrd, Magic and Jordan. But he doesn't understand what all of them understood....it's the team that wins championships, not the player.

Windy1

Love that photo of the Canes hoisting that 5th Nat. Championship crystal ball.

The tough schedule the Canes have this year and next year means the Canes will have a shot at #6 and/or even #7 if they win their all their games.

If the Canes beat OSU at the horse shoe, the Canes will likely be favored in every other regular season game as long as they keep winning (FSU, UNC and VT are at home). As long as the Canes stay healthy and continue to work, there is no team on their schedule that is more talented than they are player-for-player. Shannon and his staff deserve credit for recognizing and recruiting that talent. Now, its time for the Canes (players and coaches) to prove that their raw talent can live up to its potential.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Jordan had 200 steals and 100 blocks in back to back seasons.

Indeed. Superman wore #23, no cape needed. haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I'm not so sure that's accurate, now that I think about it. That's hella steals, even for Superman.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Windy, if we walk into October undefeated no way we're not #1 or #2. And if we roll through the schedule, no way Miami doesn't play for the NC. No friggin way.

86Cane

That's right: If you do the math, 165 X 179 (29535) > (25797) 113 X 119 PLUS 95 X 130. The head on the left is bigger than the other two heads PUT TOGETHER.

Who is that guy, and why did you photoshop his head to twice the size? Does he owe you money?

Posted by: Ungar | May 14, 2010 at 01:59 PM

Big Cranium = Big Brain

Hardly ever used but there in reserve in case I ever need it. ;-)

86Cane

Captain, Oh My Captain...good to see U spreading hope, faith and love around the Space again. FEELS GOOD!

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