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July 27, 2010



Sebastian or Sarasota...U guys wanna go to the Rays game on Sunday 8/15? I have TWO extra. Let me know...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

The thing I am keeping an eye on is how well conditioned we'll look against FAMU. That right there is the beginnig of TROPICAL DEPRESSION that will form into a FULL BLOWN CAT 5 HURRICANE BY SEASONS end. THE DEPTH IMO will be the first thing people notice once we start playing with game experience.Teams will try and cheat to hurry up their offense to keep us from rotating but the only problem with that is they'll be off balance with us constantly attacking. UNTIL WE KNOCK TEAMS OUT THE BIAS MEDIA WILL CONTINUE TO PUT TEAMS LIKE ALA, FL, AND TEX ON TOP.....THESE TEAMS TOOK OUR SPOT TEMPORARY NOW WE ARE ABOUT TO SHOW THESE TEAMS THE BLUEPRINT OF A REAL DYNASTY. I have not seen a team yet that can compare to our 2001 team. We took our lumps since then but like all things U WON'T STAY ON THE BOTTOM FOREVER...This team is hungry as well as the coaches and fans for a NC.... I believe they are giving it 100 percent on everything they do now on the field, and that is a recipe for success.

Posted by: Mr Troutman | July 28, 2010 at 08:10 PM



Trout, once we roll through the so-called "Shoe", then Pitt, then Clemson, EVERYONE will be one of two things....on the bandwagon OR scared out of their diapers.

Jimbo will be thinking. Butch will be thinking. Beamer will be thinking.....


As long as Petri brings the DL up to its potential and FORCES Figs and Franklin to ball to their potential, we'll be ready for anyone. N-E-ONE!



Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Running the ball for a running back is instinctual. There are somethings that just can't be taught like vision and cutting back. What a good running backs coach will do is accentuate what the RB does best, play up to his strengths. Edge was a very different back than Portis. James Jackson was a different back than Najeh. Sol didn't try to make them a cookie cutter RB (like the RB and OL coach in Denver tries to do.) But the one thing those guys did and did well was blitz pickup, catching the ball out of the backfield and blocking, running with patience and not tip toeing or dancing in the backfield. Setting up blockers on the line or down field is coached, especially if the back has a lot of speed. (A good coach will slow the back down so he can set the blocks up), and protecting the football. That is taught by the RB coach, or focused on by the rb coach if the back wants playing time. When each of those guys went to the pro's they were NFL ready because of all of the other things they can do besides running the football. They were three down backs because of being coached by coach Sol. Running is instinctual, but to be an effective all around back, they have to be coached to do all of the other things other than run the ball.

Posted by: canesluvr | July 28, 2010 at 09:32 PM


There it is.

Solar, I'm not so sure the line is so clearly drawn between where the teaching starts and where the natural talent blooms. If McGahee doesn't spend the off-season pulling trucks and buses because Portis challenged him every day in practice, I don't know he becomes what he became.

The teaching is significant. The question is how to evaluate the quality of the teacher.



Good article from a non-Canes fan about the Terry Porter call as a backdrop for a Giants-49ers game a few days later.


Let's also mention that Miller is a Cougar! That's 305 to the core, this kid will tear up the field this year, guaranteed!

Go Canes!

Posted by: 404 | July 27, 2010 at 10:20 PM

go cougars!!! 404 when did you graduate?

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