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November 29, 2010

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anyword

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

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DZ8

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CGNC

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WGT22

But Mullen went 5-7 in his first year and now 8-4 in his second ... and the guy recruits basically the area around Starkville. 19 of his 26 commits last year were from Mississippi. 18 of his 22 are from Mississippi this year

Posted by: Six | November 30, 2010 at 07:23 PM

per cap. the state of Mississippi has the best High School football players ...


that's a geological fact

WGT22

well it's 3 am EST . what U think Soup ?

where's Gruden ?

Six

solar - that video was probably the best one you've made

The Grodin vs. Gruden bit was great

wartown canes

Soup did you take it down because u know something and cant tell us?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I'm still not sold on Gruden.....

Posted by: raizecane | December 01, 2010 at 12:26 AM

>>>>>>>>>

Neither am I...

Six

If you thought Cannon Smith was short, you should see Gruden's kid Deuce ... he looks up to Shalala, and I'm not talking just b/c of her profession and being an adult

DrewZ2

SOUP ur making me nervous by saying that

Six

raizecane - the pup might get their attention, but I think the Cap'n and Coke will absolutely close the deal with those college chicks

Teflon

the only way i will believe it is when he is on the podium with a UM shirt on and chucky doll next to him with one on as well naming him the offensive coordinator

raizecane

I'm still not sold on Gruden.....

MattInNY

I am as excited about Gruden as anyone but I have to see it to believe it. Until we see something official, we all as Canes fans have to keep it together.

On the flip side though, after all this w/ Gruden the last 3 days, if he is not the head coach for us, its going to be a real downer for everyone.

SOUP

Had to take the new blog down.

I have no other comment...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cav - LOL my favorite Coker line after a loss when asked why:

"maybe it was the wind"

I almost fell off the couch

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2010 at 11:57 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>

Loving that avatar btw...you're looking mighty fine!! haha

DallasTX Cane

Good idea to hold off on the announcement blog SOUP. Ain't nothing in stone till it is.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cav - LOL my favorite Coker line after a loss when asked why:

"maybe it was the wind"

I almost fell off the couch

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2010 at 11:57 PM

>>>>>>>>>


That was the worst ever, worse than Duke is a tough place to play.

Although I must say for Coker to say that isn't nearly as insulting as a man of RS' pedigree saying that about Duke.

Why not just say, "Our offense cam out flat, couldn't score, couldn't finish drives and we're going to work on it."

I'm sure he had some reasoning behind his statements but the logic backfired. Whoever he was trying to protect ended up making him look stupid.

raizecane

Did you hear about that new floor in one of the dorms there where pets are allowed? I'm not talking just fish or a snake or a lizard ... I'm talking about cats and dogs being in the rooms. They better have some insanely strong odor remover there

Posted by: Six | November 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM

I have not heard. Hey, I have a lab / retriever mix. Do you think that will work for me?

DallasTX Cane

It's either the wind, the rain or the cold. It was never that we got out hustled, out played, out coached...

Teflon

did u take out the new blog Soup? lol don't wanna jump the gun!

CGNC

Cav - LOL my favorite Coker line after a loss when asked why:

"maybe it was the wind"

I almost fell off the couch

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Honestly tho, not saying I wantd Shannon fired I will say he does seem like he needs to move away frm Miami and experience some other things for a while...its not tht he isnt all CANE its tht he is sheltered...sort of like living in a box a drone even if U would...Great Guy but needs to experience some joyous things on his own time he needs to hang out with Dungy...lol...but Im still a major Randy supporter...That Is All...

RCCF
Posted by: me.yahoo.com/a/h.5oXCIfpuUJmIfL.ncU7ieXqOc2LxQ- | November 30, 2010 at 11:26 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>

Dungy would be a great mentor cause I don't think RS can move like JJ. Dungy's a little more approachable and attainable.

But I'm with you on going somewhere else. I personally don't think it should be right now though. He has some serious personal, personality issues that he needs to sort out before he can coach ANY kids.

I'd rather see him go to the NFL honestly.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cav wasn't it refreshing to see a coach in an interview who actually said something (Stoutland)?

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2010 at 10:52 PM

>>>>>>>>>

It was amazing. It makes you wonder why RS and Coker always tried to play things so close and safe and "blah".

What are you hiding and why are you hiding it?? lol

He sounds like he's audtitioning for a bigger role somewhere and with 26 years of experience I'd say he's due a look or two if that's what he wants.

CGNC

C you manana

JCane

***

me.yahoo.com/a/h.5oXCIfpuUJmIfL.ncU7ieXqOc2LxQ-

Honestly tho, not saying I wantd Shannon fired I will say he does seem like he needs to move away frm Miami and experience some other things for a while...its not tht he isnt all CANE its tht he is sheltered...sort of like living in a box a drone even if U would...Great Guy but needs to experience some joyous things on his own time he needs to hang out with Dungy...lol...but Im still a major Randy supporter...That Is All...

RCCF

Drtycane

coloradocane...
if jim leavitt is hired as the DC, we will be back into working with that Weiner guy (i think). Leavitt found JPP and Jenkins when he was at USF....Leavitt also we most definitely have better ties in brandenton, manatee, armwood, greater orlando area....
you know the QB mill out of that school after Marve...wow!


WGT22

tight lines Coach Gruden

WGT22

What are the tides off the Tikki Bar tomorrow around 4 pm ?

ColoradoCane

So now that Shannon and Co are gone I wonder if that fartbox of a coach up there at Tampa Plant will allow his kids to come to the U again....

The hiring of Gruden would surely allow us to pull some of those high profile commits away from FU and FSwho.

usagainstheworld&thereferees

I still say Kirby isn't Paul Dee.
And that's why you see money being offered now,when Dee couldn't pull it off earlier.

Posted by: solarcane | November 30, 2010 at 07:12 PM
Paul Dee was lazy. Kirby isn't.

That's not just my opinion either


Think about this as well, objectively I might add. Say even the money was there to go get whatever assistants - how many of them do you think would've wanted to work under Boss Man?

Who knows, but it's a good question to think about

Posted by: Six | November 30, 2010 at 07:26 PM

It's pretty simple. The last time around, none of the big names were biting. So they low-balled a guy who they knew they could count on to take a low salary, and find low-paid assistants, while the administration waited for a more glamorous candidate to emerge.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 30, 2010 at 07:18 PM

my points exactly. . .

shannon was home grown. a product of the city of miami and of the "u". if the "u" was going to support anyone with the resources that are now on the table it should have been shannon. but that didn't happen did it?

six you might be right-- maybe folks didn't want to take a risk working with shannon-- being a 1st time head coach in such a challenging situation. that's partially understandable-- but they way you offset this tentativeness is with money-- and shannon never really had the access he needed to attract the talent he needed to help shape this team. he's been running things on a shoestring budget and now the sky is the limit for the next guy?

do ya'll smell something? something is rotten in coral gables.

360Cane

Think about this.

Gruden's son is going to be looking for a school to play. Why not THE U?

Let's just throw that in the mix of reasons why he'd coach in college.

SOUP

I was running around that campus when I was in 4th grade, trying to pick up college chicks by bringing our golden retriever puppy up there.

Posted by: Six | November 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM

U are a bad man, a very bad man....

Drtycane

Capt. Op...I would say yes to keeping Stoutland...didn't he recruit S.Henderson?

Six

Ice Harris has to be gone, along with Corey Bell. What did they really do in the first place if you think about it

If it really is Gruden, I think Brandon stays. Why wouldn't he, ya know? Finish out your 4 years, get to play a year under Gruden, and also if the NFL has some crazy lockout next year - why not stay

SOUP

one of my daughters friend just got a full ride to Stetson.

Posted by: raizecane | November 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

That's what she said.

Six

raize - that's not a bad deal at all my man

Stetson is a nice little school. I was running around that campus when I was in 4th grade, trying to pick up college chicks by bringing our golden retriever puppy up there

Did you hear about that new floor in one of the dorms there where pets are allowed? I'm not talking just fish or a snake or a lizard ... I'm talking about cats and dogs being in the rooms. They better have some insanely strong odor remover there

me.yahoo.com/a/h.5oXCIfpuUJmIfL.ncU7ieXqOc2LxQ-

I like this article....

My Vote

Gruden
Dungy
Singletary
Venerables
RCCF and the 12%....Seriously


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/sfl-miami-coach-stoutland-113010,0,7751791.story

bahamacane

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solarcane

ESPN 10:18

Canes still interested in Jon GrudenEmail Print Comments116 ESPN.com news services

The Associated Press, citing an anonymous source, reported Sunday that Gruden, the former Buccaneers coach, is atop Miami's wish list to fill the position and that Gruden received "parameters" of an offer from the Hurricanes.


Miami continues to pursue Jon Gruden as its football coach.

A source close to the search said Tuesday night that Miami expects to speak with Gruden, who other Miami sources have indicated is still the 'Canes' top choice. Gruden, a former NFL coach for the Bucs and Raiders who is a broadcaster for ESPN's Monday Night Football, issued a statement Sunday night which read, "I am committed to Monday Night Football and to ESPN. I enjoy working with Mike, Jaws and our entire crew and am just trying to get better at this job."

Miami has said it does not plan to confirm the names of any candidates until it makes a hire, and the university has not revealed a timetable for that move.

Miami fired Randy Shannon on Saturday night, hours after Miami lost to South Florida in its regular-season finale. The Hurricanes fell to 7-5, still have yet to play for an Atlantic Coast Conference title and lured only 26,369 fans -- many of them rooting for the visitors -- to Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, the smallest home crowd since Larry Coker's last home game in 2006.

Six

Dunno why I had the post repeat itself like 10 times, ha, sorry about that

Lots of things still need to be ironed out with the Gruden deal behind the scenes

CGNC

Cav wasn't it refreshing to see a coach in an interview who actually said something (Stoutland)?

solarcane

2,000,000

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Other question do we keep Jeff Stoutland?

I say yes.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | November 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

>>>>>>>>>>

I like his speech and attitude but I'm sure Gruden will bring in his own staff who sees and coaches the way he wants them to.

But if Stoutland really shows out in the bowl game you never know.

St. Pete Cane

bump

solarcane

thanks Six,
I think we talked about Stetson wanting football last basketball season.

Check this out when you get a second.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhBvEHmq2_c

emorycane

he better keep ice harris so brandon doesn't bolt for the pros

solarcane

tonycane LMAO!!!!

CGNC

Alph and here is a cover photo for ya - LOL

http://www.myspace.com/my/photos/myphoto/57920428/Album

Montreal-Cane

Other question do we keep Jeff Stoutland?

I say yes.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I am a Cane and Randy is all Cane... i hope he will do something for recruiting in the future... i just cant see randy going somewhere else.

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 30, 2010 at 09:55 PM

>>>>>>>

RS needs to leave MIA. That might open his eyes to things, himself most importantly.

raizecane

Six - one of my daughters friend just got a full ride to Stetson.....not a bad deal if u can get it.

solarcane

monte,
I think J12 should stay and compete as hard as he can. To me he would look like a wus to the guys he talked into going to Miami in the first place, if he transferred.

Six

solar - Stetson is trying to get a football team going. The fund raising is slow, alot of people aren't too happy with the new president ... she's the one that came in an said she wanted Stetson to have a football team

A lot of peeps there think she's out of her gord

They'll basically be playing in The Pioneer League FCS - non-scholly for football - if it happens


Montreal-Cane

Updated: November 30, 2010, 10:08 PM
Canes still interested in Jon Gruden

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5868662

AlpharettCane

CSteeler - don't know about his background, obviously Long Island or Jersey, right?

Seems pretty polarizing, but he doesn't seem afraid to get after it.

I guess that's what drive ratings I suppose. Opinionated, to say the least. (I always thought Joe Rose lobbed too many softballs, and DBJ wasn't ever going to bite the hand that feeds him)

wvcane

http://hurricanesportsnation.com/john-gruden-details/ go to this site says it is done deal but i dont know never seen this page before

canesteeler

TC you just authored a best seller!

canesteeler

Montreal no to Jacory and yes to the second QB.

SuperCooper

Man I hope this is true. Would be an amazing hire

But I'll wait for more confirmation before getting too excited like on Sunday :)

raizecane

Katy Perry is smoking hot........

canesteeler

Alph I listen to Sid and I even purchased his book. I texted him yesterday and told him he is a fukking pig! He opened his show with two songs mimicking Randy and bascially making his shots a personal attack. I told him he should be the last person gloating over someones misfortunes with his background.

Montreal-Cane

Do you think JH should transfer and that the new coach should recruit a 2nd QB in this class?

solarcane

Alph,
yea I hate the dude's voice but I get a kick out of how he goes off.

AlpharettCane

CGNC - Excellent! You can be my agent -

(Soup, not bad either - you can be the PR guy...)

TonyCane

Meanwhile in an undisclosed location in Florida...

Jimbo Fischer scanned the blog at Canespace and muttered under his breath. Skip Holtz sat in a corner, his hands wrapped around his knees and rocking back and forth. "What have I done?", he whispered.

In the emergency command center a whos who of college football infamy was gathered. Terry Porter paced pensively, looking for a flag to throw. Jim Tressel was nervously pulling at his now frayed sweater. Les Miles kicked a chair over and pointed at Tressel, "This is all your fault!"

"Me? You were the one who laughed at the Canes during that fight in the tunnel," replied Tressell.

"But you're the one who has to face them again. Next year."

Tressel turned pale.

Urban Meyer paced and yelled, "There has to be something that we can do! Call ESPN and tell them that the SEC will double, no quadruple the offer. Make him commissioner for life!"

"It's too late..." came the gravely reply.

The coaches and Porter turned to see the shimmering figure of Bobby Bowden standing a few feet away.

"Bobby-wan...I mean Coach Bowden!," gasped Fischer.

"I feel a great disturbance in the college football landscape. Each and every one of you has contributed to the rise of our new enemy, Coach Gruden. He will destroy each and every one of your programs, dadgumit."

"What can we do?", cried Meyer.

"LOSE!", bellowed Bowden. His image began to shimmer and fade. "Love this hologram technology", he chuckled.

canesteeler

Alph, call it the Big Payback. We have some ass kicking to do!

solarcane

canesteeler,
Thanks,
I thought read the Hatters were gonna try an play football.

Maybe Larry calls Randy and makes him DC at El Paso then Larry gets fired and the fans scream for Randy and its Ground Hog Day.

AlpharettCane

Solar - do you listen to Sid's interviews on WQAM? This dude pulls no, and I mean no, punches.

canesteeler

...

SOUP

"Miami Gets Lucky, Gets Chucky"

CGNC

Wouldn't that be the life. Need a catchy title for the best-seller.

Posted by: AlpharettCane | November 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

"All ABout The GrU"

SOUP

LONG day on the road. Left the 863 at 6 AM and then to the 352 for work and the new OcalaCane coffee shop GRAND Opening visit.

Got to Tally around 8PM, dinner, drinks andblog check.

New blog by midnight...

AlpharettCane

Soup - Jimbo doesn't seem so imposing anymore.

I'm thinking of quitting my job, moving down to CG (Coral Gables, not Cane Girl) and writing an expose on Gruden't first year with the 'Canes, kinda like John Feinstein.

Wouldn't that be the life. Need a catchy title for the best-seller.

mi@mic@ne

Its just like what Storm did...even Miller could not do it. Storm takes the ball.. rite up the gut... faces the safety head on and sheds the guy like he is a zombie and is so quick there is no one to catch him... where has this guy been all yr long?

solarcane

Maybe. We'll see if he's the guy, and then we'll see whether he's the right guy.

All I know is he is another guy, and we needed another guy.

SOUP

If Kirby can seal this deal I think Kirby should be our Recruiting Coordinator lol

Posted by: DrewZ2 | November 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Nah we got Halle Berry for that job.

AlpharettCane

CG: last time I was this fired up about the Canes was when we went into Blacksburg and pounded little Vick and Co.

I was jumping up out of my chair during that game - kids and wife were in bed, not happy with Dad's behavior.

Been too long. If Chucky, it'll be fun to watch how everything unfolds.

DZ28, nice analogy about Gruden and the sugar fix. You captured it perfectly

DrewZ2

If Kirby can seal this deal I think Kirby should be our Recruiting Coordinator lol

SOUP

Soup you are in enemy territory - sleep with one eye open

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM

ALWAYS! I am deep in Tally territory just down the road less than 2 miles from FSU. So close I can smell it...

CGNC

sgorten Steve Gorten
I’m told the meeting between #UM AD Kirby Hocutt and Jon Gruden might be happening 2nite instead of tommorrow.

This guy has been great with the coverage of the rumors - LOL

dj moonbat

This time I think we are all happy for ourselves, the fans.

Posted by: solarcane | November 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM


Maybe. We'll see if he's the guy, and then we'll see whether he's the right guy.

AlpharettCane

Ponce De Leon Middle School, nice big open area, right across from the University, and can be knocked down real easy.

Make it happen on this 15 acres of wasted space!


Posted by: Ungar | November 30, 2010 at 02:37 PM

Ungar, for some reason, I don't think Arne Duncan would approve of your prioritization of the U's football program over the educational needs of the younger generation! LOL

CGNC

Alph - that is funny.

Soup you are in enemy territory - sleep with one eye open

mi@mic@ne

We definitely are going to play fast... no more guys on an island..he aint gonna put up with it.

solarcane

canesteeler
You are right.

What I'm am thinking right now is we were all happy for Randy to be chosen HC mostly for Randy not for ourselves.
This time I think we are all happy for ourselves, the fans.

AlpharettCane

Miamicane: your Gruden links and Chucky avatar are good - bring a smile to my face.

Loved his 1:1s with the college QBs...can you imagine this guy interviewing you for a job? A little uncomfortable, no?

I'm ready to go down on a kick-off and drill someone, just at the thought of this nut-case leading us back to national prominence.

SOUP

Comingto you from the Florida State Capitol and the home of one of the ACC championship teams...FSU.

Soldo

If we do get Gruden too bad we only got like 15 ships to offer this year because I fully expect a sudden rise in recruting in the next few eeks. I also see some people switching to Miami form other schools. Mayb we can cut some dead weight and get some more ships. Thats what I would do and lord knows we got some dead weight on this squad.

mi@mic@ne

I dont think its a big physiological thing... RS is a kind of guy who focuses on detail and they tend to lose sight of the big picture.
He was a former player.. its hard to distinguish between playing through another player and just playing the best guy.

AlpharettCane

I don't care if Gruden lasts two years, a year, six months.

The intensity and emotion that he is going to re-instill (?) into this program is going to be off the charts.

How can I get access to their first practice?

Vault me Soup - don't care if we go 0-12, the ride is going to be a wild one!!

UpNorthCane27

So fellas by the looks of i gruden will be the head coach......

Sooo will we finish with a top recruiting class or what i wouldnlike to wa your thoughts on that fellas....

canesteeler

Solar I think in order for RS to be given another opportunity as a HC, his personality needs to change. The persona that has gotten him through a tough childhood does not play well in corporate america. Yes big time football is corporate america. The story goes that when RS was named coach of UM he did not call his son to give him the news. Something is wrong about that.

Hey Yo!

It's Happening ... The ESPN bottomline is starting to mention Gruden...

canesteeler

Solar the answer is no.

canesteeler

Detroit 187 is the best new show on TV.

solarcane

Did Stetson ever start their football program?

Montreal-Cane

Steve Gorten...WVUM_Sports I'm never high on a pro coach taking over a college team and vice versa. I think mullen's a better fit.

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