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July 25, 2010

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Ungar

BSU versus VT, I feel ill that I gotta cheer for VT, but I need to have that BSU hype killed early. Only way we will move ahead of them is if they lose their one tough game of the year.

SOUP

FASTEST 40 TIMES EVER:

In my personal experiences, I have seen some sub 4.3 forty yard dashes in my time. Kevin Williams of the University of Miami (1989-92) ran a 4.28 forty yard dash before my own eyes. Former Hurricanes Tremain Mack (4.25) and Al Shipman (4.27) ran sub 4.3 forties before my own eyes. Track star Henry Neal recorded a 4.20 forty yard dash before my own eyes in a workout for the Miami Dolphins in 1996. The Dolphins did not sign Neal since his football background was quite limited. I never watched him run an actual 40 yard dash but after having to cover him in training camp, I am inclined to believe every second of Joey Galloway’s reported 4.18 forty yard dash.

SOUP

or he could just quit like Arthur Brown

Posted by: solarcane | July 26, 2010 at 10:29 AM

U ARE OUT OF LINE YOUNG MAN.

SOUP

LA:

http://www.gridironstuds.com/detail.php?ret=2&id=111

Ungar

or he could just quit like Arthur Brown

Posted by: solarcane | July 26, 2010 at 10:29 AM

U ARE OUT OF LINE YOUNG MAN. NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Posted by: SOUP | July 26, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Ahh, so THATS where he gets it from...

Zakkee

Great find SOUP! LA is a street beast, you see the instincts, footwork, hips, reading the QB's eyes and speed in that clip! Man! He came to the right school...Cleveland is in the building...f' Lebron though..lol!

He should not sit, after Shannon tempers his emotions and channels all that swag, this kid needs to be on the field. He has NO fear, unlike McGee, and DVD (its taken DVD 4 years to develop "true" confidence in his abilities). He only has one gear and the players are gonna feed off of him very soon.

Sarasota 'cane

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/26/starting-fsu-lb-nigel-carr-arrested-on-felony-theft-charge/

Randy's "worth" to our program is immeasurable! I wonder how many "stairs" this kid is going to have to run?

Go 'canes!

DZ8

A steady diet of double-team blocking left Bailey "frustrated a little bit." Bailey also had to deal with moving from defensive tackle to end at mid-season.
from PBP

Bailey got pretty much all his stats in the first eight games of the year. Is moving him to defensive end such a good idea when we have SO much depth there and he got most of his sacks & TFL inside last year?

autumn

back in town . .. got caught up on canespace . . .

solar, interesting reply. not sure why you singled out the 4 bloggers you did, but maybe they know.

as a long-time canespace lurker i have to say that you've been my favorite blogger for the last 2 years . . . you have an amazing mix of wit, wisdom & wiles when talking about almost anything.
and you keep it real.
so well done . . . and looking forward to the future return of "peace".

hat off to your mentor/s.

DZ8

The above comment is SCREAMING for some kind of deprecating comment about solar...it's just hanging there waiting for not a home run but a tape measure moon shot!

Unfortunately solars consistent "niceness" has eroded my cynicism about him.

I'll dig deep... I'll find something.

Old Skool

I love it that Randy sent Bosher to ACC media day. It shows attitude and says that you (the media) are going to play by my rules. I'm not going to kowtow. I don't care how many column inches or seconds we or our competition get. This is a team, no one is above anyone else.
What matters is what happens on the field.

Next year, if he's a senior, send the long snapper.

Old Skool

I can comment about Solar. I've stayed at his house. I've met him in person. And my most devastating critique which I've reserved until now is ...his ice isn't cold enough.

He needs to turn the freezer down. You put his ice in drinks or a cooler and it doesn't chill fast enough. My God. how can people live like that.

DZ8

wit, wisdom & wiles
???

solar?

Question: Why did solar sell his water skis?

Answer: He couldn't find a lake with a hill in it.

DZ8

Agreed Old Skool about Bosher going to ACC Day as a memeber of a team. Also he had more tackles than a heralded five star LB recruit that used to play for us!

Old Skool

Nigel Carr continues the long and arresting tradition of Free Shoes University.

DZ8

Q: Did you hear about the time solar studied for 5 days?
A: He was scheduled to take a urine test.

DZ8

Q: Why are there no ice cubes in solars house?
A: He forgot the recipe.

Did you hear solar used to have a very nice library? Then someone stole the book.

DZ8

I'm done.

SOUP

North Carolina football coach Butch Davis arrived at ACC Football Kickoff on Sunday wearing a straw hat and carrying a golf bag.

Expectations are still high for T.J. Yates and North Carolina despite a tumultuous summer for the Tar Heels.

If any coach in the country needs a break from the events of the last few weeks, it is Davis, whose Tar Heels program is under scrutiny by NCAA investigators, who have questioned at least two UNC players -- senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin and senior receiver Greg Little -- about their possible dealings with sports agents and a trip to Miami to attend an agent's party.

"It's a little frustrating because it's obviously distracting to our football team," quarterback T.J. Yates said. "But we're going to get past it and get over it. It will be forgotten in the heart of the season."

Yates can only hope the Tar Heels are able to put the investigation behind them before they open the season against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta's Georgia Dome on Sept. 4.

SOUP

Miami: Hurricanes defensive tackle Allen Bailey has become a cult hero because of his eye-popping accomplishments in the weight room. Bailey, who led the Canes with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 2009, recently broke many of his school's weightlifting records. Bailey's latest stats: 585-pound squat, 420-pound bench press, 405-pound power clean and 39½-inch vertical leap.

SOUP

FROM HEATHER AT ESPN AT THE ACC DAYS:

Georgia Tech needs to pass the ball if the Jackets are going to be a national title contender, A-back Roddy Jones said. That's something they weren't able to do in the Orange Bowl against Iowa last season, and after going back and watching film, Jones said they learned from it and worked on their passing game this past spring.

Jones said Georgia Tech "definitely" will be making more use of Joshua Nesbitt's arm this fall.

Georgia Tech's Roddy Jones expects to catch a few more balls for the Yellow Jackets in 2010.

"It's something we've been trying to do for the past couple of years, actually," Jones said. "We're trying to get more involved in the passing game, especially with Bay-Bay [Demaryius Thomas] being gone, somebody is going to have to step up and fill that void. I think you're going to see a lot of A-backs catching passes out of the backfield and taking a bigger role in the passing game."

SOUP

MORE FROM ESPN:

Best Prediction: UNC defensive end Robert Quinn said he's expecting "27 sacks and the Heisman" from himself this year.

Best Anticipated Matchup: NC State receiver Owen Spencer said he can't wait to face UNC corner Kendric Burney in their rivalry game because the two have a prior relationship from their high school days.

Best Response: FSU quarterback Christian Ponder said he thinks FSU has the best offensive line in the country as it returns five starters. Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo's response? "That's a joke."

Ungar

Since solar is a fan of old jokes, he should enjoy this one.


Three posters were on Canespace trying to decide how to spend some of SOUP's $500 million (remember, from his losing bid to rename SunLife Stadium).

Ungar: "I think we should put a Canespace billboard on the Moon!"

DZ8: "Nah, think bigger. I think we should put a Canespace billboard on Mars!"

solar: "Nah, think even BIGGER. I think we should put a Canespace billboard on the Sun in honor of me!"

DZ8 and Ungar: "You can't do that, it will burn up!"

solar: "Not a problem. We put it there at night!"

Ungar

Six game losing streak could mean that the 14 out of 15 match ups is just against all our opponents, not just Pitt.
REMEMBER, we think that is just using the spread and not the actual outcomes of the games. For entertainment purposes only.

Posted by: DZ8 | July 24, 2010 at 01:37 PM

Guys, I think there is a simpler explanation. Miami has won six in a row and 14 of the last 15, so maybe he was looking at the Pittsburgh-Miami scores, instead of the Miami-Pittsburgh scores, and saw L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-W-L-L-L-L-L-L and wrote six losses instead of six wins. No spread involved.

Not at the level of Scratch and Sniff, but still using deductive reasoning a bit...

SOUP

POLL UPDATE:

75.0%

The determined Damien Berry
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5.8%

The speedy Lamar Miller
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3.8%

The surprising Storm Johnson
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7.7%

The rehabilitated Graig Cooper
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7.7%

The talented Mike James

Ungar

I think the last straw was this post from about two weeks back:

I am so SICK AND TIRED of these people that cut me off in traffic, and I am so SICK AND TIRED of people that try to sell me phone service, and I am so SICK AND TIRED of people that cheer for Ohio State, and I am so SICK AND TIRED of people that say Lebron should have stayed in Cleveland.

Other than that, PEACE.

Posted by: solarcane | July 10, 2010 at 02:39 PM

Ungar

wit, wisdom & wiles
???

solar?

Posted by: DZ8 | July 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Yeah, I gotta put a ??? on wiles too. I thought that was a girl thing. I have heard of "feminine wiles", but never "masculine wiles".

I looked up male and wiles, and it came up with this guy:

http://www.jroller.com/MasterMark/resource/_21477BP~Looney-Tunes-Wile-E-Coyote-Posters2.jpg

solar, you got some splainin to do....

Six

I've never seen players wearing helmets before at a 7-on-7, like they were in that Latwan Anderson video .....


Speaking of 7-on-7, Jefferson High won the USF Sling & Shoot 7-on-7 yesterday. They were the #1 seed going into Sunday's single game elimination playoffs

Plant was there, but they didn't have Wilder or their starting QB, Phillip Ely, playing .... Wilder was at FSU all weekend & Ely was up at Friday Night Lights camp

All the USF coaching staff was out there, on all the fields - talking to the kids

Coach Holtz was all over the place

There's a QB from Plant City High - he's going to be a Jr. this year, the kid is yolked up, looks like Xavier Lee from FSU did, about 6'2, at least 215 .. and he's got a rocket arm ...... Holtz was talking to that kid and sending other coaches to talk to him, and he's only just going to be a Jr. this year in High School

Odd as well, found out that Plant City's head coach from last year, took the job at Purdue to be their Offensive Quality Control Coach - so he gets to work with Marve ..... weird. If anyone knows about Plant City, it's tiny as hell & out in the middle of nowhere basically - they're only known for their Strawberry Festival, which is about as country as it gets. This guy was their head coach & now he's at Purdue? Coaching trees & contacts never cease to amaze me

I saw USF Coach & Cane Kevin Patrick walking around with his right arm wrapped up in plastic and ice packs - he also had a fat pinch of Copenhagen in his lip, you could smell it from 20 yards away

I was standing there watching the Wharton High game, right next to the Jefferson vs. Ocala Vanguard game ... a USF coach walks up right next to me, stands there, I turn to my right and it's USF Coach (former Cane LB Coach) Vernon Hargreaves

I introduce myself to him, very cool cat, talk with him a little bit about USF & of course I had to ask him about the Canes

He was on Skip Holtz's staff at ECU & also UConn - Holtz is no dummy. Of course he was going to bring Hargreaves with him to USF, so he can recruit the South Florida area - along with Kevin Patrick

Hargreaves kid plays on Wharton High, so he was paying extra attention to the game as well

He said that it will be an "interesting" year at USF - meaning basically that it's a learning year for them, esp. after losing the defensive players they did

I asked him about Ryne Giddins, a local stud that came out of Armwood & who will be on the DLine for them - he said he's a young beast

I also asked him about their game on 9/11, going up to Gainesville ... he kinda laughed and said that it should be fun

Then I had to talk Canes with him. He said he doesn't even really talk with any of the Cane coaches at all, doesn't really know them except for Boss Man Shannon b/c he was on the staff as LB Coach with Shannon

He said that, and I quote, "damn, there's no question at all that they don't have the talent down there anymore, they've got tons of talent at Miami now that Randy has brought in" - he just said when they put it all together that it's going to be scary

I joked with him about turning USF into The "U" North - he said that's what they're hopefully trying to do & that he hates that it's Gator country up here in Tampa. HE still has hatred for the Gators, which is funny

I then asked him about Coach Kevin Patrick & why he has his arm in a plastic wrap sling ... he said that Coach Patrick sometimes forgets how old he is & he gets all jacked up doing drills with the players, sometimes even hurting himself. USF had a Big Man Camp going on at the same time of the Sling and Shoot - Kevin Patrick was working with the lineman at that Big Man camp

He also sang the praises of Kevin Patrick, saying what a good DLine coach he is and how he can get his players fired up more than anyone he's ever seen. Patrick will take them all into a room before a game & also during halftime, say or do something in there, and they'll all come out crazy as hell ... he said Patrick won't tell him what's going on in there

I always make sure to go talk to the Jefferson High O-Coordinator whenever I'm at an event that they're playing in. He's funny as hell, real cool as well. I know that we're going to be covering them a lot this year, so, gotta make good with him & the head coach, Mike Fenton, as well. Rolled up on the O-Coordinator when I got there, he was just putting a dip in as well, asked me if I wanted to fire one up with him. The head coach walked over to us, I introduced myself to him formally, the O-Coordinator then told him that I was a Canes fan & to look out for me b/c I might try to steal Andre Davis right now & send him to Gables

I asked him about Plant High School ditching out against them this year, to go play in Texas on ESPN .... he was, well, pisssssed about it. Not only b/c Jefferson has the offense to beat them this year, but, the amount of money that Jefferson will lose in Plant not playing them @ Jefferson this year like they're supposed to

They're going to lose a lot of money at the gate b/c that game isn't happening, and they depend on that revenue. We then talked about Plant somehow, someway, always getting good players to transfer in each year - Skip Holtz's kid goes to Plant now, of all the schools to choose from in Tampa ... what a surprise

So now, I'm nursing my sunburned feets b/c of being out at that Tourney for 5 hours - wearing flip flops

Ungar

Last one, I promise!

solar left for work, and it was payday, so instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend rafting with the Canespace boys and spending his entire pay check.

When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his angry wife with a tirade. Finally his wife stopped the nagging and said to him, "How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?" He replied, "That would be fine with me."

Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.

DZ8

Ungar: beep beep

DZ8

Good stuff Six!

Cat 5 Cane

AJ needs to get off his fat azz and get real or get passed up.

or he could just quit like Arthur Brown...

Nahhhh, AJ isn't a quitter. He never knows when to quit eating...

Old Skool

Good info Six. Gracias

Cat 5 Cane

solar: "Nah, think even BIGGER. I think we should put a Canespace billboard on the Sun in honor of me!"
solar: "Nah, think even BIGGER. I think we should put a Canespace billboard on the Sun in honor of me!"
DZ8 and Ungar: "You can't do that, it will burn up!"
solar: "Not a problem. We put it there at night!"


Ohhh, Ohhh I got it, I got... Now that's a good idea and use "SOLAR POWER" for electricity at night. Ohhh wait, if you take the battery charger away during the day, it won't recharge Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, tough one... Cat

DZ8

... so the bartender says, "Do you want a longneck?"

And the giraffe says, "Do I have a choice?!"

UMike

thanks canchic..so far we've raise $90 (not including any checks that may be on the way)...Im hopeing between this article and the canespace family and on facebook and my church family to raise $1000..which is what is left to reach the goal the coach set. So..we have about 10% of that so far lol..but Im confident we will get it...

If anyone didnt get the link... here it is again... http://www.centralvacuumplanet.com/sdms.htm 100% safe and secure if you want to pay via paypal ro credit card..I set the page up myself within my own site, so I know it is safe. or you can send checks or money orders if you wish...theres a $5 donation option if people just want to give a little somethin somethin lol

Ungar

... "Do you really think I asked for a 12-inch pianist?!"

autumn

dz8, ungar . . . well done!!

solar, sorry i lobbed them a slow softball with your name on it.

ungar - regarding wiles:
"wile" = "craftiness"
wiles = lots of craftiness.
solar is a craftsman.
and a rafts-man
i rest my case.

Ungar

solar, sorry i lobbed them a slow softball with your name on it.
...
solar is a craftsman.
craftsman is a brand of tools.
...
i rest my case.

Posted by: autumn | July 26, 2010 at 03:06 PM

Here is a picture of it.

http://www.sportsblink.com/product_images/jennie-finch-autographed-softball-3390276.jpg

You are saying solar is a tool? That's not very nice!

autumn

solar is a craftsman.
craftsman is a brand of tools.
...
i rest my case.

Posted by: autumn | July 26, 2010 at 03:06 PM

You are saying solar is a tool? That's not very nice!
Posted by: Ungar | July 26, 2010 at 03:20 PM

craftman tools are sold at sears
solar is a seer ("one who sees")
"to see" = "to understand"

autumn

p.s. old skool - loved your "ice is too cold" remarks
but i've pumped up solars ego enough.
time to go.

frieden

SOUP

FROM THE ORLANDO SENTINEL:

If Bosher chose to hang awards on his wall, the space would be getting crowded. He was first-team all-ACC as a kicker last season and also the second-team punter. Heck, he won Miami's MVP award in '08, when he averaged better than 40 yards per punt and made 90 percent of his field goal attempts.

Beyond the individual awards, Bosher provides the Hurricanes with a multi-faceted threat. If Harris can lead Miami beyond the opponent's 40-yard line, the Hurricanes are likely to leave the trip with at least three points. If the offense doesn't make it that far, Bosher's punts — he kicked 23 inside the 20-yard line a season ago — can leave the opposition with poor field position.

Miami has a policy only to send seniors to ACC media days. Thus the reason why Harris didn't make the trip. Still, maybe Bosher wasn't as curious of a selection as it might have seemed to media members who wondered why the Hurricanes would send a lowly kicker.

"Oh, Matt's a little different from most kickers," said Allen Bailey, Miami's senior defensive lineman.

Bailey was talking about how Bosher fit among the other players in attendance here — the linemen and defensive backs and quarterbacks. He said, "Matt's pretty strong. He can bench, like, 320, 325 — easily. Squat like 500, I believe. So Matt's a different kicker. He's not afraid to make a tackle."

Or, apparently, to serve as a sort of de facto team spokesman during the ACC's annual media days. Again and again, Bosher handled the cliché questions — the ones that begged to know what a kicker was doing here — with polite nods.

To the cynic, it might have seemed odd for Miami — what with all its supposed returning talent — to send a kicker. It might have spoken more to coach Randy Shannon's philosophy of placing his players on equal ground.

"That's something coach Shannon has stressed a lot since he's been down in Miami, just mixing the team up," said Bosher, who said the special teams segment isn't divided from the rest of the team. "He wants everybody to be together. He doesn't want a split team. He wants a very united, family-oriented team."

Ungar

craftman tools are sold at sears
solar is a seer ("one who sees")
"to see" = "to understand"

p.s. old skool - loved your "ice is too cold" remarks
but i've pumped up solars ego enough.
time to go.

frieden

Posted by: autumn | July 26, 2010 at 03:53 PM

seer is a rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)
the stronger it is, the colder it can get.
solar's ice cubes are slushy and not cold enough.
Therefore, he is not MUCH of a seer.

eace-pay 8-)

SOUP

"I feel this is the year we can get back," Miami defensive end Allen Bailey insists. "It's all on us."

There's no doubt about it.

It's all on Florida State and Miami.

The reputation, relevance and respectability of an entire conference.

Read Mike Bianchi's blog at OrlandoSentinel.com/openmike and listen to him every weekday at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN-1080 AM. You can e-mail him at mbianchi@orlandosentinel.com.

autumn

seer is a rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)
the stronger it is, the colder it can get.
solar's ice cubes are slushy and not cold enough.
Therefore, he is not MUCH of a seer.

Posted by: Ungar | July 26, 2010 at 04:08 PM

but maybe he's old enough to look good in a seersucker


"eace-pay" lol!!
ungar, you win with that sign off.

autumn

good night.

Sebastian

Cat 5 Cane

If that is your name when you hold the mouse over Cat 5 Cane let me know

I have those 3 tickets for the Sunday Rays Yanks game. I need your name to leave them at will-call for you

I was told the game is just about sold-out, if it isnt sold out by now so they might not be the greatest seats in the world

It was the best I could do with the guys I know in the bleacher crew

I hope you 3 enjoy the game and Go Rays

P.S. Yes Ungar Braun is a way better fit here with the Rays the the Marlins. Just because!!!!!!!!!

UMike

Thanks again for the people who have made their donations..my son is very excited about the article and the donations we have got...still got a lot to do so if you dont have the link here it is again.. http://www.centralvacuumplanet.com/sdms.htm there are $5 options available..it will still help... those kids are out there practicing in the rain right now lol

UpNorthCane27

Can someone please help me understand the ponder hype ?

RBLCane

Vinny in a Penn State sweater circa 1986???

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/28SyLC/i.cdn.turner.com/si/.element/img/4.0/global/swapper/201007/100726.16.jpg

What's the story behind this?

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