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July 09, 2010

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Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Kelly beating Penn State was the first time I remember going crazy over the Canes.
Actually the first time I wasn't embarressed by being a Cane fan.

The first NC,
Beating David Klinger's Houston team
and any of the ND games we won would all be in my favorites.

Posted by: solarcane | July 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM

>>>>>

That Houston beatdown was one of the sleeper classic displays of Hurricane Football.

solarcane

Lost letterman Top Ten O of C games

1. Miami vs. Ohio State (Sept. 11)
Remember the hype around USC and Ohio State playing last year? This will be just as big. Let us count the ways:

• Fans of both schools don’t have to tell you what happened the last time both schools met in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl. In fact we found out the referee from that game just made his pass interference call.

• Whoever wins this game will be a front runner for the 2010 title while the loser will be sent to the back of the pack, probably out of the mix.

• Terrelle Pryor vs. Jacory Harris. These two Heisman hopefuls are both freakish athletes and neither will be easy to bring down for the opposition.

• After Ohio State’s big win over Oregon in the Rose Bowl, are they ready for the big game, or will they go back to choking under the spotlight vs. nonconference foes?

• Last year people kept prematurely saying Miami was “back.” If “The U” can travel into Columbus and pull out a victory, it will be official. They’ll need all their legendary swagger to win at the Horseshoe.

Yeah, it should be fine.

solarcane

nash

I hear ya, I get that same sick feeling everytime I'm riding home from Chapel Hill

Latincane

OKLAHOMA VS. MIAMI 8:30 AM ESPNU

Nashvillecane

The lowest pt for myself was the loss to ut on 03 I wanted to cry...but the peach bowl is right thr..the only game I've ever attended and um gets the brakes beat off them...I remember very vividly kp gettin run plum over by hester and jessie daniels or landry blowin up duck legget on the um side line...man I was all hype for that game..on the phone with my best friend tell him I'm bout to watch one of the most sacred thing in sports-- the canes running thur the smoke/-- man I get goose bumps watching it on tv still...lol...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Nash, here you go....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpDNr-2JIDw


Just copy the URL and paste it here.

solarcane

nash,

I used to see and talk to a lot of black dudes with their own Bass boats out on 27.
But I never ever saw any of them standing in the water, even on the boat ramps. lol!
Did you happen to know a black bass fisherman that had "Peter Rabbit" lettered on his engine cover? I'd see him out there almost every weekend.

The only reason I mentioned Zak, trout and canesteeler/vince is we have known and respected each others views for what seems like forever way back into the old Omar Kelly days.

I dig everyone on here
The best bloggers anywhere no matter what the blogs theme is.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Also is it meeh? are they building up North Carolinas defense to be better than 2001 Miami?? Like come on now...they are good..but THAT good? didnt they say that against UFelons last year??

Posted by: zarokon | July 10, 2010 at 11:51 PM

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They're trying to maximize the viewing audience for the LSU game. Plus, with the ACC's new deal, ESPN will definitely begin praising the ACC more. haha

Nashvillecane

Let's try the other direction because the last few years have been totally and completely FORGETTABLE.

How about most memorable plays that MADE you a Cane, like Zakk's moment with #57....

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | July 10, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Barrows hit on vanover!! The commentary by keith Jackson was classic..if I knew how to post from utube Id do it now...lol

orange 'n green in the vein

OB finale was the low point. End of story. Peach Bowl was just the point we realized the cupboard hadn't been stocked properly after all since the changeover in head coaches and that the engine was misfiring.

solarcane

Kelly beating Penn State was the first time I remember going crazy over the Canes.
Actually the first time I wasn't embarressed by being a Cane fan.

The first NC,
Beating David Klinger's Houston team
and any of the ND games we won would all be in my favorites.

Nashvillecane

Solar I know I wasn't mentioned but no offence taken here either "brudda"..I like zak was bout to cry picturing what u were describing...I'm still chucklin at the sight...and auntie hollerin bout not gettin her hair wet is classic black female stuff...95% of blk ppl I kno ain't goin skiing or gettin in no D boat....I got a good friend that started, get this, his own black anglers tournament...lol...always trying to get me to go with him...I've known him for 30 yrs and we were born 2 day apart and if I ain't gettin in no boat w/him I ain't wit NOBODY!!! Good story tho

solarcane

hurri,

Yea pool hopping was one of the Rites of Passage for any young male growing up in Florida.

It didn't matter if you could swim, you just shuffled around till the marcite on the pool's surface sanded the skin off your feet knees and elbows. lol!

zarokon

so! i watched the Pitt vs Cincy earlier and that Deon Lewis kid is a stud RB remember what he did against North Caroline...whats your take on him and those two DE's that they have?

Also is it meeh? are they building up North Carolinas defense to be better than 2001 Miami?? Like come on now...they are good..but THAT good? didnt they say that against UFelons last year??

Hurri'

The first Cane play that I can remember literally jumping for joy over, was Santana's second TD vs UCLA.

Oh confrontational one.........

Hurri'

I feel your boys too Solar,

TILL THIS DAY, I can hardly swim to save my life.
When we were younger we used to go pool-hopping, and no matter how much fun I was having, I always had my head on a swivel when I was near 6ft. or higher. I would ride the hell out of the wall once the water brushed my chin. Me and the guys from my neighborhood never had a real reason to learn to swim properly. We all just jumped in and bounced across the floor, thrashing our arms like nuts. I got tossed a few times, but best believe it took two or three guys, and all three had some scratches, and hickees to complain about on the way home.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Anybody bored enough to put together a list of the top 5 most disappointing Cane games over the last several years?

That 40-3 Peach Bowl bloodletting against LSU was the picture of Coker-Ball.

Posted by: Hurri' | July 10, 2010 at 10:30 PM

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Let's try the other direction because the last few years have been totally and completely FORGETTABLE.

How about most memorable plays that MADE you a Cane, like Zakk's moment with #57....

Zakkee

Thats admirable of him and very important stuff. Those kids are gonna remember what he's doing and hopefully continue it with their children as well. I bet be has or had an uncle or father who did the same for the kids of his generation. Kids need memories and if the don't travel or leave the element they're used to, they really don't have good lasting memories of their childhood. Those type of outings are unforgettable. Glad you got to witness it..lol.

solarcane

thanks Skool

soup and ocala are going to be here between 10 to 12 this coming Thursday night
Can you leave home so as to arrive here anywhere between 10 Thursday and sunrise Friday?

What ever is best for you is cool
We are gonna rest up a bit Friday morning then My wife wants to cook a big breakfast and we can take a couple short side trips and hit Helen Friday night.

We have to be in South Carolina at 8 AM Saturday morning and the river trip is a full day with lunch included.

Zakkee

What timing. The U documentary is on!

Old Skool

Stomp
Dang Solar. Your frame of reference gets broader with every new piece you write.
Good job.

solarcane

zakkee,
I was howling when those guys would flip their canoes,
For just an instance a couple of them looked like they were actually running right on top of the water they were so scared to go under

The Big G seemed to be a great guy.
He gets all the kids in that family together twice a year on an outing so they spend time understanding how important is is to have family.

I had a lot of fun talking to them and his bunch kids were the most polite on the beach and swimming area all day.

solarcane

hurri

The Orange Bowl Site goodbye game was pretty putrid

Zakkee

solar, I honestly started laughing about two sentences into your post!! You painted a perfect and all too real portrait in the post...LMBO! I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. The only water we're totally comfortable being in, pours down into a big porcelain bowl. Wow..I'm wiping tears. I've seen everything you described before.

Texascane

They all need to work with this former 'Cane football trainer...watch Maryanne Kheyferts kick Kim Coture's butt all over the ring...in her first MMA fight...

Even our female trainers are tough...

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

Hurri'

Anybody bored enough to put together a list of the top 5 most disappointing Cane games over the last several years?

That 40-3 Peach Bowl bloodletting against LSU was the picture of Coker-Ball.

solarcane

Capt O makes some real good points.
It didn't really matter that it was Duper, Irvin or Hill that had a guy toss baseballs to Hank.
What mattered was Hank was there every time he was supposed to be there, concentrating on becoming a better receiver.

As far as our receivers lacking anything .
The only thing they need is to watch Heinz Ward high lights for a few hours before a game

just ask Ed Reed if Ward plays hard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QGKlluCU0o&NR=1


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar,

Give us some time, and we'll master that too......

Just like we did golf & tennis.

"THANK YOU!! I'LL BE HERE ALL NIGHT!!"
Posted by: Hurri' | July 10, 2010 at 10:09 PM

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Who's Us and We? You must be referring to AMERICANS cause it goes without saying that we'll surpass and outclass whatever WE set our minds to do, whether it's building a skyscraper or making a man fly like a bird or putting a man on the moon or creating sounds never dreamed overcoming whatever obstacles fools put in OUR way at home and especially abroad....

aka Hurricane Football.

haha

RBLCane

Posted by: Hurri' | July 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Uggghhhhhhhh.... u just struck me with a dagger Hurri! That was the worst day in Canes football history, a day I would do anything to forget as it stood for the extreme opposite of The U's amazing and storied legacy.

But I agree, we looked more like a Canes team that brought home disgust and embarrassment instead of rings and national trophies.

I just wanna see our guys pumped up on the sideline, ready and anxious to step in and make something happen. THIS is what Canes football is all about!

The WRs at the bowl game seemed like everything was all good. They had no sense of urgency. The old school Canes and the Canes of the early 2000s would've had a different demeanor since they knew there was somebody right behind them ready to take their spot!

Next year better be different, and I think it will.

GO CANES!!!!!!


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Thats the U to me.

Posted by: Zakkee | July 10, 2010 at 09:40 PM

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Indeed. To me though it was the utter and complete confidence, arrogance and performance...aka "swag".... no matter the time, place or opponent.

Epitomized by the '86 Immortal Coin Toss and Steve Walsh's '88 comeback against Meechigan and the Cotton Bowl Massacre. Like Irvin said, "Wow, that's Hurricane Football. That's what it's about."

Hurri'

Solar,

Give us some time, and we'll master that too......

Just like we did golf & tennis.

"THANK YOU!! I'LL BE HERE ALL NIGHT!!"

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

What is undeniable is that the significant improvement in Hankerson's performance between 2008 and 2009 is solid evidence that proves without a doubt that coaching does matter.

>>>>

Of course it does but you know as well as anyone that the difference between good and great isn't coaching, it's effort from the players in the off-season.

Did Jerry Rice receive any extra coaching at his tiny college or even in the NFL?? Obviously he didn't.

The right coach, like Schnell, JJ or Shannon sets the tone but they can only do so much, these days esp.

So the key is getting players who are hungry enough to do what Hankerson has done in the off-season. That was the formula that made made the U.

Different players have different needs though. AJ-II has no problem with dropsies or route running, just speed. Byrd's growth is with route running and deception of routes, not hands. Benjamin's learning how to really exploit his speed with the routes.

Now I'm sure Team Shannon drop hints, some not so subtle, about what each player needs to do to improve. But after that, it's on them.

Shannon does his part though by screening the kids for talent and hunger. You gotta have both to make Hurricane Football.

And Randy Shannon knows this better than anyone.

Hurri'

CanestuckCali,

I was also hot with the sideline demeanor on the bowl game. It was disturbingly similar to the sidelines during the OB finale..........

solarcane

Zakkee, Mr Troutman, canesteeler,

You know how much I love you guys and always have for at least 4 or 5 years.
So you know this post is right from my heart and not to be taken as anything but solar being solar.


For pure entertainment value you can not do better than watching a group of black guys gathering together to canoe for their first time in water way deeper than they are tall.

Comedy Central would kill for what I witnessed out there today.

I was fishing from my kayak, which is best done very quietly and delicately.

The guys I mentioned were at a family reunion I learned, and they decided to rent all the canoes on the lake for an hour and bust the myth that black men and ice cold deep water don't mix.

My first inclination that I was about to witness some extreme azz water sports came when
" Shorty " walked down to the canoe launch wearing his life preserver backwards, looking just like he had on a flack jacket.
I have seen this style several times and it always brings a chuckle.

After some quick adjustments and instructions from the lifeguard, Shorty hopped right into his canoe and without ever lifting his paddle tumbled head first right out of it and into the lake.

This brought the entire 14 and under crowd to its feet, whistling, fist pumping, and showing enthusiastic approval of Shorty's athleticism.

Eventually all the men were sitting in there canoes, all with various degress of terror etched on their faces.

They came clanging and banging up the lake like a fleet of crazed Vikings with no rudders.

The wooden paddles bashing against the aluminum hulls sounded like a number right out of the musical Stomp.

Every twenty seconds or so two would capsize to the delight of their still dry companions.

After a while two of the more daring paddlers came along side me.

Picture Sinbad and Jerome Brown in a 14 ft canoe careening about and you get the picture.

"Man, you better get Roland Martin over there hooked up in your friends real quick."

I nodded to them and trying not to burst into tears ask them how it was going.

George, or "The Big G" informed me this was the worst day of his entire life so far.

They were camping out so the kids in the group could spend one weekend without TV, Games, computers,and anything else that is considered fun to 12 to 17 yearolds.

We had a nice chat and they said they better get back with the rest of the fleet.

I noticed a few paddleboats crammed full of women had joined the flotilla.

OH NO! NO! NO!! YOU WILL NOT GET Auntie Tereasa's hair wet.
The woman seemed adamant she was taking no shyt from her surrounding family members.

It was getting late and I could see a whole lot of pulling real big scared men out of the water was the next thing on the agenda so I slipped quietly up to the beach and hauled azz.

Six

86 - ya, I got something for you from the 7-on-7 NFL Tournament

It's hot

That is all

Oh, and it's funny to watch some of these teams out there with their coaches. Some of them have very conservative passing, their QBs are staring down WRs .. and they have 5 seconds to pass. There was one team there that was completely all-white kids ... was kind of weird seeing that. I gotta find out who they are tomorrow, what NFL city they represent. I don't think they completed a pass of more than 10 yards even once - they'd just keep throwing little curl routes, maybe 7 yards at the most

Then there are other teams that just go bombs away down the field

Jefferson High School from Tampa is one of those - Quentin Wiliams, the QB from Jefferson, is going to have a lot of fun this year with the 3 WRs he has

Moore, Davis and another kid that's really good that transferred in from Clearwater Countryside High


Sebastian, if you go tomorrow, you'll see what I'm talking about - Jefferson just airs it out all game long

Six

Sebastian - if you do head out there, make sure to bring a little cooler with some bottled water or whatever in it to keep u hydrated ..... make sure u bring some shades and a hat as well

It was baking out there today

I wore a white long sleeve Canes shirt to keep the sun off my arms - it got hot after a while, but, it also kept the gnats off my arms and I'm not feelin the sunburn

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

If it worked for Hank it will work for all right??? Why are we not doing these drills for ALL of our WRs???

Posted by: SOUP | July 10, 2010 at 06:50 PM

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Soup, you know the coaches have strict limits on how much time they can spend with players. See Rich Rodriguez at Meeechigan.

Da U N Houston

DB looks READY!!!!

http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/903/959790.wmv

Zakkee

The "Us Against the World" mentality of the 80's Canes is what attracted me to UM football. Not that they became dominant, but more how (the journey) they rose up from obscurity to dominate. The road to domination made me a Miami fan as an 8 year old kid born & raised in Cleveland, Ohio. If the old school Canes would have been dominant like Oklahoma, Alabama, and Notre Dame when I started watching sports, then I probably wouldn't be posting on this site right now.

Bernard "Tiger" Clark is why I'm here. I liked the Canes before him, but I loved them after I saw #57 play LB. Passion. I'll never forget the announcers before (I think??) the Colorado game in The Orange Bowl saying that he needed at 10-15 tackles if UM was gonna have a chance to win the game. Their tone was as if he couldn't possibly pull it off.He was a little gimpy but finished with double digits tackles and was all over the field the whole game. He had so many dirt and grass stains that you could hardly read his number. Thats win I fell for that U, he was doubted, struggled, overcame, and triumphed. Thats the U to me.

RBLCane

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | July 10, 2010 at 09:21 PM

Maybe your right... maybe it's not the coaches.

I'm just bothered when we're losing and I see our WRs, guys who can change a game in an instant, just chillin, sitting on their arse, bracing themselves over the "cold" weather, joking around and laughing up a storm. It just doesn't make sense to me.

I'd have to go back and look at game film but I just couldn't imagine Irvin, Lamar, Santana, Andre or Reggie having a nonchalant whatever attitude when The U is losing in a bowl game. At the very least, I'd prefer that the WRs remain standing and moving about if only to keep their heart rates up (which would actually keep them warmer).

It's in these situations where I suggested that Aubrey could perhaps do a better job at keeping his unit more focused and ready. But maybe it's not an Aubrey issue; maybe it's a player issue, specifically, a personality and maturity issue. Whatever it is, I hope it gets addressed next year, either by the coaching staff or by the players themselves.

It's not a big deal though. Our WR corps is one of the best, if not THEE best, in the nation, and Aubrey Hill is one of the best coaches.

GO CANES!!!!!!!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

OGV, great clip about Shannon's staff from Maisel.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I think Aubrey is as awesome as butter played toast, but if I could improve one thing about him, it would be his in-game coaching ability so that our studs WRs could stay focused and intense throughout the adversity that comes with playing the hardcore schedule we play at The U.


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Could be said of the entire coaching staff, no?

Posted by: 404 | July 10, 2010 at 08:43 PM

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No. Considering you're working with new coordinators, true frosh all over the place and absolutely NO upper-class leadership, and that we still pulled out some big wins against programs with serious momentum and upperclassmen leadership, the point about Hill and the staff holds no water.

Unless you want to say that about 95% of the other teams and staffs in the country.

Besides even the great Hurricane teams lost focus every now and then. Did you blame that on the coaches?

No. So why is that the question now?

Zakkee

Unfortunately, Jeff Luc has to catch the player first. He's quick, but not fast. FSU has a bunch of missiles at LB (Nigel Carr & Bradham) too bad they aren't heat-seeking, they don't turn, everything is basically straight ahead. If you allow them to square up on you...you're dead. Our LB's have hips, IMO, we just have the wrong ones doing the wrong things and playing the wrong LB positions (according to their skill sets). I do believe the coaches know better than I do though.

Canechic, whats over? That the Heat have Lebron now? I agree and I'm fully aware of this fact. Are you referring to the conversation about him? If so, no its not, but it will be (on my end) when I don't read any posts that make me want to rebut or carry a conversation about. I have the right to respond to any topic discussed on here, which is what I did this morning: respond. You may not like my opinion or what I'm saying, but thats not grounds for me to believe "its over". If its over to you...cool...I respect that. Also, I never wished anything bad on Lebron.

BEericane, your posts aren't really the type I feel a dire need to respond to. I know the "devil's advocate" type and how to avoid them. The regulars no me on here, from even before this site was established. You could never question my "fandom" my friend.

I don't like domination in the sense that I enjoy not knowing whose going to win. I don't enjoy forgone conclusions, thats what I meant. I do love the underdog, an upset, watching a team overcome and rise up..I'm guilty of this. I enjoy adversity to a point. I wouldn't rejoice if Shannon & Hocutt scheduled Florida A&M caliber teams all season or when we beat them ala Tressel and OSU fans. Yes, I want the Canes to dominate, but I wouldn't want us to land the top 25 recruits off of Rivals Top 100 every recruiting class either. Between '03-'05 we got almost whomever we wanted and those guys did squat. I like us to hand pick our players from the nation and own South Florida. I enjoy parity in sports.


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Zakk, that's good background info on Lebron and the owner. Stupid decisions up and down. Oh well. You can bet none of that shyt's happening in MIA. haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

His hatred for the trio has been pure garbage because HIS CELTICS TEAM CREATED THE BLUEPRINT.. That this team followed, only this team is in their prime…

HMM but it was ok for the celtics.. He said the alpha dogs of Wade/Lebron could not work…

But didn’t mention similar talk of Garnett/Perice/Allen..

He said that Jordan would have never left his city to team with Wade..
1. He didn’t have to, he had Pippen/H.Grant/Kukok/Rodmen and GREAT ROLE PLAYERS
2. He then diminishes what his Celtics team did because Garnett should have stayed in Minnesota and toiled in obscurity. Allen should have kept his 3 point act in Seattle….

BUT Bill Simmons has loved watching his Celtics win and be a good team again.. And loved hating the Lakers..

Which brings me to another hyprcritical fact..

He mentions Kobe wouldn’t have wanted to play with Wade, he is a competitor Lebron has proven he is not
1. Where is his USUAL ANTI-Kobe bias, I mean he is stepping on bordeline insanity by saying. Kobe wanted to stay and stick it out as alpha dog
2. Kobe BEGGED, I mean demanded a trade if LA could not get great players
3. Kobe won with Shaq… Then without he was the quintessential first round playoff exit star. When he b*tched and moaned, and MEMPHIS handed L.A. an All=Star big man in Pau Gasol to the Lakers for free, in what Many including Bill Simmons considered an almost blasphemous trade. He stated D.Stern should reject the trade because it was unethical…
4. Kobe now with 2 more championships has had the MOST STACKED TEAM from 1-9 in the country.. Everybody knows this. BUT Kobe doesn’t need talent LMAO!!

Worst of all, Bill tried to compare this situation to the 97 Rockerts.. WTF Bill you lost all credibility and you were my favorite BIG TIME ESPN sports writer.

>>>>>>>

CSM, SPOT ON bro!!! haha Now you know why I call them all two-bit hack, media puppets. The words "big time" and sportswriter should never be used in the same sentence or thought in the same thought.

The Triumvirate is going to reshape the NBA, with the players being the power brokers, no longer the owners and agents. Jordan-Pippen-Rodman, Clyde-Hakeem- and someone I can't remember, then the Celtics Three Kings, and now the best and greatest of them all...The Triumvirate.

And watch how when next season rolls around and THE ENTIRE WORLD wants to watch Heat games, this same two-bit hack will be singing their praises. I wonder if he'll remember how stupid his own words sounded?? NEVER.


And I know I criticized Lebron for leaving, not because of loyalty to the city, which is a ridiculous concept really, but instead about the lack of Boss-mentailty it demonstrates. And I still stand by it.

However, I love the way these three players decided what they were going to do. No owners, no agents, just Ballers.

This is a marvelous new trend that I expect to continue.

RBLCane

Posted by: 404 | July 10, 2010 at 08:43 PM

Of course. But for some reason the WRs are the only unit that stands out to me.

Maybe I'm overreacting, but to this day I'm haunted by this harrowing image from the bowl game of the WRs "just chillin" nonchalantly on the sideline, laughing and smiling even, with their hands inside their sweaters, all while Wisconsin took it to us on the field. That shit ticked me off back then and still ticks me off now. I also remember seeing a duplicate of that image during some of the other games but can't quite remember which ones. They seemed to not care about what was happening, and that just isn't right and it isn't Canes football.

I don't think I can say this about all the other units. The RBs for example, I remember them always looking focused and determined and ready to go. This is how the WRs should look and act, especially in the pass-happy offense that Whipple runs.

GO CANES!!!!!!!

404

I think Aubrey is as awesome as butter played toast, but if I could improve one thing about him, it would be his in-game coaching ability so that our studs WRs could stay focused and intense throughout the adversity that comes with playing the hardcore schedule we play at The U.


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Could be said of the entire coaching staff, no?

RBLCane

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | July 10, 2010 at 07:40 PM

Nice post. Makes me realize that Aubrey might want to work on his coaching ability, and not necessarily on his training ability. To my knowledge, the Canes WRs are phenomenally-talented and seem well-trained. If that didn't show last year, then it definitely showed during the spring game.

However, what we definitely saw last year, especially during the bowl game but also in a few other games, was the Canes WRs playing without desire or passion and not looking like their heads were in the game. Sure, there were games when we were down or when the weather was cold and/or rainy, but that's when *coaching* becomes important so that all the training that players put in throughout the year doesn't go to waste.

I think Aubrey is as awesome as butter played toast, but if I could improve one thing about him, it would be his in-game coaching ability so that our studs WRs could stay focused and intense throughout the adversity that comes with playing the hardcore schedule we play at The U.

GO CANES!!!!!

ZaroKon

yeah he is right. if Coach Hill is saying these things to that man is that gonna work? I read something somewhere cant remember if that was on canespace but it was about all of Miami's receivers working with Duper this offseason?

I love the pickup of Seantrel. This may be THEE best offensive line class ever. I believe that he will qualify and that we have a scholarship availible. Sad to say that if we are over and Miami may well be over the limit the kids that chose Miami and didnt come here cause of whatever reason. We need for him (Big Daddy Cane)..LOL. to come in shape and ready to train and workout..and i like this Anderson kid!! but now that we have Seantrel i dont believe that he will start. but when we play two tackles on one side i do believe he will be on the field either mop up duty or even the starter at Tackle since J.Johnson or M.Bunche didnt get the job done in spring practice. He will be a factor late in the year maybe earlier..

My cousin a big FSU fan kept saying USC wouldnt let him go. Then Monday when they did he said Miami wont get him. Now he is saysing he wont be a factor and that Jeff Luc will kill whoever he tackles this year..lol yeahhh right!

orange 'n green in the vein

I was going to post this last night but deleted and changed my mind, but now I'm going for the full 360 degree reversal, I hate to be THAT GUY, but this is more of an example of TRAINING not COACHING. Coaching is Aubrey Hill getting inside Hanks head when he drops something, anything, even something out of bounds that might have been overturned on replay if he had corraled it and telling him to his face, "Your daughter just had to go University of Felons instead of Miami as a legacy because you're costing yourself first round position money in next years draft by not making those catches when you have chances to," so that when he has to squeeze the last second catch in the Shoe, he comes up big with the TD catch instead of letting it hit the turf ala FSU last year in crunch time, or something to that effect. Off-season conditioning and training falls outside of the realm of NCAA coaching IMHO. But it was a great blog regardless of the nit picking here in LA and the Hank/Duper vids are going to explode virally in a few years as he does his Reggie Wayne (that's who I compare him to more than Johnson, Andre's got better speed) impersonation in the NFL.

bahamacane

looks like TB is trying to bring some of his 7 on 7 buddies to the Canes!
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/10/1724665_p2/magic-gm-lakers-are-still-best.html

CanesAddiction

I posted this earlier on the other blog, I know there are knowledgeable people here who will know how this will work...so I'm re-posting:

someone who truly has a clue please tell me how we are going to fit Henderson in scholarship-wise.

I know 1 of our kids is def going to prep school but the other 3 still might end up here and I thought we didn't have room for any more...I'm confused.

moneycane

Pitt vs. Cincy on ESPNU for those who care. I think LeBron James makes a guest apperance at long snapper, tight end, assistant coach, equipment manager, and Dave Wannstedt's mustache.

Canez1

I see you queers are still yappin about Labron.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Sebastian

Yes coaching matters alot in every sport.

In the offseason its all about pride and hardwork

It also helps when you have guys that have made a name for themselves in the sport willing to help the younger athletes

moneycane

Soup what good would the coaching do if Hank wasn't willing to put in the extra work. Hard work beats talent if that talent doesn't work hard.

SOUP

So now that Aubrey Hill (hey coach!) has seen the videos from the Duper/Hankerson drills does he implement them for all UM receivers?

Does Hankerson take on a BOSS attitude and run all the other receivers through the same drills at Greentree?

If it worked for Hank it will work for all right??? Why are we not doing these drills for ALL of our WRs???

SOUP

BTW...I TOLD U COACHING MATTERS!

SOUP

Six...U gots something for The Space from the 7-on-7 in Tampa from today and tomorrow?

4-Real

I agree wit cha 100% , CFSIC, enuff of this Lebron crap, cause its a rap! We just landed a kid who many consider one of the top prospects this decade yet all u guys care about is hatin' on LBJ! Then when u do comment on BDC (Big Daddy Cane) its sumthin negative or down right stupid like he might not qualify and may end up at memphis. Its ok 2 stir the pot sometimes depending the topic. just sayin..

Sebastian

Not a very good week for the Georgia Bulldogs

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5369358

Sebastian

Six
Im going to give it my best shot to catch that tommorrow

BEERicane

Dan LeBatard redeems himself big time with this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZr2qOXQJ4w


Epic! ROTFL

Six

Any Canes fan in the 813/727, roll out to Jefferson High School tomorrow in Tampa, down near Westshore Mall (near TIA Airport) if you're bored

http://hometeam.tampabay.com/blog/2010/jul/07/dragons-bound-national-7-7-tourney/

22 7-on-7 Teams representing 22 NFL cities are playing in a Tournament there .... Jefferson High School is there, repping the Bucs

I went out there today, am going out there again tomorrow

WR Andre Davis is out there with his team, the kid who likes the Canes

WR Chris Moore is also out there from Jefferson, talked to him before and he loves the Canes


Jefferson High is going to make some noise this year in the State Playoffs

BEERicane

To be honest, if I were the Cavs owner, I think I'd go ape shart after the departure of a single player just devalued my product by $250 million. I just wouldn't make an asinine statement that the cavs will get their ship before james.

Six

Miami Northwestern won the Nike 7-on-7 National Tournament in Oregon

They beat Denton, TX for the Championship 44-42 in 3OT

They lost only 1 game, to Arlington, TX ... 29-28


Nike invited 8 Elite teams from around the nation:

Cleveland (OH), Gardena (CA), Orlando (FL), Denton (TX), Tampa (FL), Matthews (NC), Arlington (TX) and Miami (FL)

Miami Northwestern stomped Plant High from Tampa, 30-16

BEERicane

I_AMSwagg6
@lokapa001 well the way i see it we got everything we need and more cmoning soo its bout that time start dominating everything!!!

^^^^ Zakkee will have none of this.

Six

Kukoc came to the Bulls after Jordan took time off

How many people even knew who Kukoc was in the US or what he could do? How did anyone know he wouldn't be a Darco Milicic? I'm sure a lot of people knew from Kukoc playing for the Jugoplastika Split and Treviso SPA for 6 years, that he'd turn out the way he did - right?

Rodman was traded to the Bulls in 1995 for Will Perdue. Think about that trade right there. Will Perdue? Try to comprehend what players who play now, would be a Rodman and Perdue - and why that trade even happened

It would be like trading Dwight Howard to rebound (without the ppg) for Serge Ibaka ... with Howard being Rodman, and Perdue being Ibaka

No idea why that trade even happened

Kukoc and Rodman didn't come to the Bulls until after Jordan had already won a 3-Peat - and after Jordan retired and came back

The point people are making between Jordan and LeBron is - and I already brought it up - Jordan took his licks for 7 years before he won his 1st Championship ... LeBron was in the same situation in Cleveland, for 7 years and then ditched them for Miami

LeBron with the Cavs actually were more successful than Jordan in that 7 year time span

The Cavs owner coddled LeBron like a spoiled child. Zakkee said it, I said it - the guy built a damn $20+ Million dollar practice facility as close to LeBron's house as possible so he wouldn't have to drive that far

We can all play Fantasy GM and say how we would've brought in this guy or that guy - but, that's not how it works. We don't know jacksh*t about how other teams wanted to work with or against the Cavs, in trading for a certain player. Anyone is trying to say that the Cavs owner just said f*ck it, I don't want to help LeBron by trying to bring other people in - are you serious? Ya, I'm sure that's exactly how the Cavs owner was thinking - esp. after doing everything for LeBron. I still can't believe he built that practice facility for LeBron that close, unreal. He brought in an All-Star in Antwan Jamison. I'm pretty sure he tried to do whatever he could to help the team he OWNS, out

So, the Cavs can have the best record in the NBA the past 2 years - so, why couldn't they win it all again?

And come on, is it really THAT significant in the so-called "paycut" that LeBron or other NBA players really take? I guess they don't get a lot of loot as well from all their other endorsement deals, like Nike, Gatorade, Powerade, Wheaties, Adidas, Reebok, Vitamin Water, Gillette, Tag Hauer, etc.? Not to mention, playing in the state of Florida and the benefits of it when it comes to your income

I'm pretty sure they'll be alright and go to sleep at night without worrying how they're going to pay their electric/water/mortgage/grocery/insurance at night

There really is no such thing as a "paycut" in the NBA - those guys are all paid ridiculous money as it is, more than any other sport

moneycane

What team won the NBA championship this season? Who is considered to be the best player in the NBA? Who has been getting talked about non-stop since mid June. This is a CANES football sports blog and "he" is being discussed here. They had a special on CNN just to discuss the "decision" and get the fans reaction. At the end of the day the NBA is getting free press and a slew of new fans.

CanesFanStuckInCali

Enough talking about LBJ.. This is CANE space not HEAT space!!! D-Wade's the man on the team anyways. D-Wade is the one we should be talking about for practically serving as the Heat GM in getting his team in a position to acquire Bosh and Lebron. His performance in this role was remarkable, especially since he met with so many other teams and reported all of his findings back to the Heat administration to give them an edge. There's definitely a future in basketball operations for D-Wade 20 years down the road.

But like I said, HOW BOUT THEM CANES!!!!

This the latest from LA's twitter, who has undeniably leapfrogged DVD as the Cane with the most entertaining twitter account:

I_AMSwagg6
my swagg soo ill...when i signed wit the []_[] they was like is you 4real!?...and i just said swagg is a must

I_AMSwagg6
@lokapa001 i hope it goes as planned we gotta get back to the top
about 1 hour ago via mobile web

I_AMSwagg6
@lokapa001 well the way i see it we got everything we need and more cmoning soo its bout that time start dominating everything!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!

BEERicane

It is a savvy business decision for multiple reasons. 1. James is now even more marketable than before being in MIA vs the hole that is Cleveland. 2. Business is about money and all of the $ the no state income tax will save him will be tremendous (salary, endorsements, etc). 3. The Cavs are an in-conference opponent. Why give the enemy a heads up concerning your plans to give them notice and a better chance at re-structuring the team this off-season. It is one less team to worry about. Sports are about competition and if you gain an advantage by taking it, take it.

And I love how everyone that is now a heat fan is automatically a band wagoner. There are PLENTY of real heat fans down here in Miami. The sad part though is that the majority of those non-bandwagoners wont be able to afford tickets and attend the games in person.

And you don't love domination? Why are you a Canes fan? Apparently Zak is a fan of mediocrity. Now it makes sense, these have been the years the Canes have been an averagely competitive team. So do you band wagon for the U when they are mediocre and jump off when they return to their dominant ways this year. Guess we are going to be down one fan this year. Prepare for the campaign trail for the socialists.

pb

Cleveland lost Lebron when they traded for Jamison instead of Caron Butler, then begged Bosh to come for the max and he blew them off.

James knew this was a rebuilding year and saw undeliable proof NO good free agent was ever coming to the Cavs.

canechic

Zakkee love you but it is over he left! He is not a demon or bad person for leaving. He did what was best for him period. Keeping it going just makes Cleveland and it's team look bad. C'est le vie! Never wish bad on others it will only come back to you....except for Timmy Tebow of course, LOL!

Zakkee

From what I've gathered, he and his team pitched the idea. "savvy business decision" please explain?

So the media build up left him no choice, but to oblige and give them the spectacle they wanted? And at the same time break the hearts of his hometown team. I understand this is a win for bandwagon, elitist, people who love domination and aren't fans of competitive sports. Congrats to all the followers.

BEERicane

Zakkee, The blame falls squarely on the media. All of the "LeBron" tracker crap that went on for more than a month is what fed this beast. I didn't see LeBron making a big deal of this whole FA process. The media was hungry for any bit of info on his "decision" and would put it all over TV and the internet, etc. There was no self-promotion on LeBron's part. I'm positive that "The Decision" was pitched to LeBron by ESPN and he only agreed to do it because it made money for the charity most dear to him. All of the holier-than-thou judgment being cast upon James is completely unjustified. Did he know where he was going much earlier than "D day". Maybe. But does that mean he has to disclose that information to the world the minute he does. No. Maybe he wasnt 100% in stone on the decision until the last day. Why show your hand until you have to? It was a smart move on his part no matter how you look at it. If anything him holding out like that is giving MIA the best chance to win by freeing up more cap space for the heat to work with. The NBA is a business and there is no such thing as unconditional loyalty in professional sports today. That is the reality of the business and he made a savvy business decision. Don't hate just accept the rain of fire that is about to descend on the NBA.

Zakkee

It actually didn't work, Cleveland fans know that what Dan Gilbert said is low class and sour grapes, especially coming from a guy who is greatly responsible for spoiling Lebron and making him feel as if he was above the team and city in several ways. The comment about whether or not they surrounded him with enough talent can be debated...it isn't fact. They had the best record in the league the last 2 seasons and a superb record head to head with the best teams in the NBA, so that proves they could compete with the talent the organization provided. I personally thought they needed another player and that Antwan Jamison wasn't him. I would've exhausted all options to attain Amare Stoudamire if I were the GM, so I partly agree with you. I don't know if last seasons Cavs would have beat the Lakers but it would've been close (Game 7). I know for sure that the Cavs were good enough to beat the Celtics this though, if Lebron wouldn't have quit..that I do know.

Its well documented as to what Gilbert's roles was in losing Lebron and starts with him losing Lebron's respect. He built a 25 million dollar practice facility close to Lebron's home so he wouldn't have to drive into the city for practice, gave his under qualified friends jobs in the organization etc etc.. This all led to him firing Danny Ferry and Mike Brown, who both asked him to stop this special treatment (favoritism) over concerns for team morale and social chemistry. There were no boundaries and this treatment undermined the GM and handcuffed the coach at times.

The decision did raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, but was that the ultimate and initially goal or purpose? No.

CanesFanStuckInCali

According to LA's twitter, both he and TBW are persuading this 2011 Glenville player to come to The U:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Nick-Davis-78173

GO CANES!!!!!!

usagainsttheworld

i like the fact that folks have been generally low key about henderson coming.

UMike

Zakk...I thought I read that the "Desicion" show raised a lot of money for the boys 7 girls club and that was at least part of the reason.

CanesFanStuckInCali

Cleveland sports fans should be angry at the Cavaliers organization, especially their owner Gilbert and their GM, for not doing what they had to do financially to put talent around Lebron. The Heat and several other teams did what they had to do; the Cavs simply didn't. Gilbert's classless tirade was meant to distract Clevelanders from realizing this sad truth, and unfortunately it worked.

GO CANES!!!

Zakkee

Thats like 5% of the point he was trying to make. Try to focus on the proofs he presented of Lebron having prior knowledge of where he was going, but making a spectacle of his "decision", starting a new website and twitter account and then using the Boys & Girl Club to mask this self-promotion.

My personal argument on this matter is that Cleveland sports fans were done wrong by the way Lebron went about the announcement and his behavior before & after. People were on here saying they should "just get over it" and that they didn't have a right to be infuriated. They said that Clevelanders should just "get a hobby", but isn't being a diehard fan and supporter of the Canes our hobby?

Esteban

Bill Simmons best contribution was including the link to the Hulk Hogan video when he turned into a bad guy announcing the NWO. I had forgot about that.

UMike

who cares what "Michael Jordan would of done"...MJ didnt have a chance like this lol..you think if the bulls suck azz couldnt do much about it..if there wasnt a pippen, grant, kerr, rodman etc etc..and he could play with barkley and say drexler..that he wouldnt? lol....Jame is not MJ, idk why people want to bring mj into it...idk..i guess its a pointless argument lol..GO CANES!!

Zakkee

Those seats won't be empty by the end of the season.

Hurri'

True Este,

I was just being a wise-guy.

Zakkee

The Nazguls-were presented as a possible nickname for the The Miami Heat's Big 3 by a blogger on ESPN.com

The Nazgul were the characters in "Lord of the Rings" that were former kings who turned into demons that were constantly chasing the ring. It completely consumed them and robbed them of their humanity. I think this sums up the situation in Miami.

Canesaw, there are some contradictions in Simmon's columns concerning his feeling about Boston's Big 3 and Miami's new Big 3, but other than that, his pieces the last 72 hours have on point in my opinion, and they're supported by MANY facts. I want everyone (who's interested) to decide for themselves. PLEAZZZEE read these columns when you get a chance.

Pre-Lebron announcement column:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100708

Post-Lebron announcement column:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100709


CaneDolfan386

[]____[] MY bad Fellas haha

CaneDolfan386

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! C---A---N---E--S CANES ITS ALL ABOUT THIS []__[]

CaneDolfan386

Welcome to the U Mister Henderson!!!!

Esteban

Hurri', the opponent was the Gators. Wouldn't have the empty seats for that one. Now against Wake Forest...

Hurri'

That entrance looks dope.

But EA left out the 30,000 or so empty seats.

Esteban

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2qqgmY9LDk

the special teams preview i put up.

Esteban

Just Cane, 1 so far. Curious to see if any others do that.

CanesFanStuckInCali

NCAA 11 Canes team entrance to the field:

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

Looks amazing!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!

JUST CANE

How funny would it be if everyone transferred from USC to Tennessee???

CanesFanStuckInCali

From Marcus Forston's Twitter:

forston99
Gm just finish 7on7
about 2 hours ago via HTC Peep
Retweeted by DVanDyke8 and 1 other

BWash also posted something similar a couple of days ago.

Good to know our boys, especially our OL, are putting in voluntary extra hours during the offseason.

GO CANES!!!

SOUP

HANKERSON/DUPER VIDEO #8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVk5z4H_9E8

IraqiCane

Setting up for the perfect STORM!!!

2010 Miami Hurricanes Preview of the Season (a look back)

From canephin30 on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X31iR4bDCF0&feature=related

GO CANES!!!

Hurri'

Marino's release.........

SIGH.

phillyscott

damn....no offense, but to hell with lebron.....the real news is we got seantrell!

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