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November 14, 2010

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macjones

I doubt the Gator Bowl committee would go for it. They seem to have a problem with the Canes. Plus, more than likely, such a matchup would have minimal impact on local hotel occupancy.

Posted by: Old Skool | November 14, 2010 at 02:16 PM

Exactly. See moi's ' fan traveling ' tangible. Or, it's all bout' the politics of major college football. Benjamins anyone. LOL

For instance, that Herbie Cornhusker sneaked into the Gator Bowl in ' 08 ( They wasn't even deserving of representing the Big 12 because of their record. ). Only because their Go BIGot REDneck beasts travel in a huge herd. LMAO

SOUP

Mac and Cheese...your reseacrh is WRONG. The Gator no longer has ACC ties.

macjones

Mac and Cheese...your reseacrh is WRONG. The Gator no longer has ACC ties.

Posted by: SOUP | November 14, 2010 at 02:39 PM

Moi's research comes from past memories. So much to memorize. LOL

No wonder I'm in a daze most of the time. LMAO

Therefore, that's how the ISOLATED BLEAK Sun Bowl picked up the former Gator Bowl.

And U'all Cane rowdies. Team Shannon don't wanna go bowling to The Pass. LOL

SOUP

Cheeze Whiz....here U go. I posted this earlier this week:

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/10-acc-bowls-list.html

SOUP

UM-GT hi-lites:

http://www.theacc.com/allaccess/?media=210795

SOUP

ATLANTA (AP)--Freshman Stephen Morris passed for 230 yards and a touchdown to win the matchup of backup quarterbacks and Miami beat Georgia Tech 35-10 on Saturday to stay alive in the ACC's Coastal Division.

Morris, making his second start as Jacory Harris recovers from a concussion, completed 10 of 18 passes and did not have a turnover.

Lamar Miller, Damien Berry, Mike James and Graig Cooper ran for touchdowns and Miami had 507 total yards, including 277 yards rushing.

Miami senior Leonard Hankerson had three catches for 132 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown, his 11th of the season to tie Michael Irvin's school record set in 1986.

Miami (7-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) is chasing Virginia Tech in the Coastal Division and will play the Hokies next week.

Georgia Tech (5-5, 3-4) has lost three straight for the first time since the end of 2006.

macjones

Cheeze Whiz....here U go. I posted this earlier this week:

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/10-acc-bowls-list.html

Posted by: SOUP | November 14, 2010 at 02:56 PM

IF everything holds to form with Miami's remaining two games- Think wins over the Hokie and Bull -, as well as with the rest of the conference. Then, Team Shannon is headed up the turnpike to Orlando, again, or the vast barren, desert of western Tejas. LOL

But then again, ABC/ESPN college football is so INFATUATED with Miami, perhaps the powers that be at ESPN can ' bully ' the A.C.C. into sending Team Shannon to the Champs Bowl. Maybe.

U know, it's a political thing and what not with college football. Dollars and more dollars and even beaucoup dollars.

For instance, back in the day the powers that be of both the bowl games and perspective teams would broker ' back door deals. ' No not a BACK DOOR MAN. LMAO

SOUP

GEORGIA TECH ASSISTANT COACHES AND PLAYERS


Defensive Coordinator Al Groh's opening statement
"One of the things that you have to do to play really good defense is to be a team that doesn't make many mistakes. Some of the mistakes that we made today were harmful in going against the team. Against a big, strong talented team [like Miami], those mistakes shone as you all noticed. For example we had three `get off the field situations' where we kept the team on the field with penalties. We just have to play better than what we played."

Groh on Leonard Hankerson
"Obviously he had a big game bringing two long plays. We thought he was the best receiver in the league coming in and he played like one."

Groh on Miami's physicality
"Sure. Clearly. We knew that coming in on a year-to-year basis that is the case. You look at the size of some of those players and the match ups and say whoever had to line up in front of #77 is going to have a tough time. The good news is that he will be there for three more years. We said to the players going into this game that we aren't going to get any taller or heavier going in to this game, we are who we are. To deal with that there is a way that we have to play. No. 1 we have to play a clean game. We cannot magnify what they are able to accomplish based on their skill and add to that with mistakes. Stops are going to be hard to get against them. We had three stop downs where we helped them to stay on the field and points resulted in each of those."

SOUP

Shannon's post-game comments:

On the importance of Hankerson's TD reception in the third quarter:

"At that point in time they had almost scored. He made a big play, made one guy miss and outran the whole secondary, which was really big for him and for us. He has come up with some big plays in big situations two weeks in a row, which is tremendous for us.

"I've never said he didn't have good speed. Hank has enough speed. He and Mike Irvin are from the same high school. They said Mike Irvin was a 4.65 runner, but when he got the football in his hands, nobody could catch him. Same with Hankerson. People say he doesn't have the speed, but when he has the ball in his hands, he can get past people. Hankerson has enough speed to make some things special for him."

On being a position where next week's Virginia Tech game has a lot at stake:

"This game right here was big for us as a football team. Last time we were up here, it wasn't a very good showing. A lot of those guys were here then, and those guys really wanted to come out and play well. But as I told them, worry about what you can control. We're going to enjoy this victory tonight, then Sunday we'll come back and review film and start on Virginia Tech."

"We're very excited. That's the thing about ACC football, it always comes down to the last week of football. This is a very special time for all of us."

On how having the two most productive offensive games of the season the last two weeks:

"Running the football, and up front. They're starting to click. People don't realize, you've got Seantrel Henderson, a true freshman (at right tackle), and he splits time with Jermaine Johnson, a red-shirt freshman. And you've got Brandon Linder that comes in at tight end and also plays guard, that splits time with Harland Dunn. You've got Brandon Washington (right guard), who is a first-year starter, Orlando Franklin playing a new position, and Tyler Horn is a new guy at center. So there comes a time when you've got to get those guys in a groove, and at the end of the season, if you run the football, you'll probably win a lot of games. In the last two weeks, we've done a good job of getting in a rhythm with the blocks and running the football.

ChicagoCane

Question for you guys....say we win out but don't win the ACC coastal. Can we still make it to the Chikfila Peach Bowl or does that automatically go to the loser of the ACC championship game?

macjones

Question for you guys....say we win out but don't win the ACC coastal. Can we still make it to the Chikfila Peach Bowl or does that automatically go to the loser of the ACC championship game?

Posted by: ChicagoCane | November 14, 2010 at 03:21 PM

Best case scenario. The Wise Elder Armani suit wearing, cool cats at ABC/ESPN intervene, and Team Shannon plays on New Year's Eve. Yeah baby.

Worst case scenario. The A.C.C. powers that be go send the loser of the A.C.C. title game to the A-T-L. Say it ain't so. And Teams Shannon feasts on Tacos and Burritos and Enchilada's and Tamallies.sp.

macjones

I eliminate the Champs Bowl, only, because it's possible they won't want Miami back in consecutive seasons. But I may be wrong. LOL

SOUP

Question for you guys....say we win out but don't win the ACC coastal. Can we still make it to the Chikfila Peach Bowl or does that automatically go to the loser of the ACC championship game?

Posted by: ChicagoCane | November 14, 2010 at 03:21 PM

Yes, it is possible especially IF Miami is the higher ranked team. Read this:

http://www.chick-fil-abowl.com/PressBox/Multimedia/TeamMarketingSelectionBlog/tabid/85/EntryID/13/Default.aspx

SOUP

I eliminate the Champs Bowl, only, because it's possible they won't want Miami back in consecutive seasons. But I may be wrong. LOL

Posted by: macjones | November 14, 2010 at 03:37 PM

As U can imagine Miami traveled VERY well to the Champs Bowl last year. They would definitely take UM back again this year.

CaneRock

I think the VT game will tell a lot about this team going forward, meaning, how do they respond when they get hit in the mouth, and trust me, VT will hit em' in the mouth. Because every time that we've been hit in the mouth, the response has been lukewarm. Now warm is good for strengthening hurricanes, warm is good on a cold day, but when you get hit in the mouth on the fooball field, warm is not the response that you want to send, you gotta flip the script and go COLD BLOODED on em'...

WindyCane1

If the Canes win out, they could be the highest ranked ACC team or at least the 2nd highest ranked ACC team because mathematically, the winner of the ACC CG will have at least 3 losses and the looser will have at least 4 losses.

Also, in that scenario, the Canes will only have only 3 losses, a win over Va Tech and a 4-game winning streak.

SOUP

ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2010) – Following a record 92% renewal period, tickets to the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl are now available for public sale Chick-fil-A Bowl officials announced today.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets can order online at Chick-fil-ABowl.com or over the phone by calling 404-586-TIXX (8499). Tickets start at $80. Between lower level, Club Level and upper level seats, only 3,500 tickets are available.

“This is the time to buy,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “Once you have your tickets, you become a renewal buyer and you get first option on your tickets for future years and the opportunity to purchase Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and SEC Championship Game tickets in 2011.”

The Chick-fil-A Bowl has sold out 13 consecutive years – the third-longest streak among all bowls – and is projected to sell out again this year prior to the teams being named Dec. 5.

The ticket renewal period for existing buyers ended Aug. 30 with 92% of buyers electing to retain their tickets from last year. This ties an all-time record for renewals for the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The 43rd annual bowl game will be played Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Georgia Dome and will pit the second selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a Southeastern Conference opponent in the longest-running ACC-SEC match-up in the nation.

SOUP

but when you get hit in the mouth on the fooball field, warm is not the response that you want to send, you gotta flip the script and go COLD BLOODED on em'...

Posted by: CaneRock | November 14, 2010 at 03:41 PM

U got any eligibility left? If so we may need U in a uniform this week!

macjones

I think the VT game will tell a lot about this team going forward, meaning, how do they respond when they get hit in the mouth, and trust me, VT will hit em' in the mouth.

Posted by: CaneRock | November 14, 2010 at 03:41 PM

I'm not " sweating this one ' Hurricane rowdy.

The only way Miami loses- Bite yours tongue - is IF the Whipple Factor goes back to that dumbfounded play calling. See both the PalmBeachPost and Sun Sentinel's takes on the Whipple Factor.

The Hurricanes O-line will be the BEAUCOUP difference maker in the game against Bud Foster's Hokies. Just U'all wait and see!

Yeah, yeah there's also other tangible, as well as intangible factors to consider. LOL

macjones

Posted by: CaneRock | November 14, 2010 at 03:41 PM

Tech gave up 500-plus yards as the Hurricanes totaled 507.

Defense was the biggest problem.

Here, we turn to Miami coach Randy Shannon for a succinct summary: “The offensive line did a great job. We had another week of rushing for 200 yards (277), and four different running backs scored touchdowns. They just controlled the game.”

Matt Winkeljohn, http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-tech/

I rest my case. LOL

Coach Shannon says it's all about the Biggin's in the trenches!

macjones

Team Shannon factoid.

Your Hurricanes rushed TEN times for EIGHTY (80) yards on their opening touchdown scoring drive.

Miami's O-line will be the bloody game changer against Beamer Ball!!

canesteeler

Wait until next year has been our Canes motto for the past 3-4 years!

macjones

Yous have to understand this simple notion Cane rowdies. The Whipple Factor don't need to put Stevie in Harm's Way against VA Tech. Like he's done with Harris for the better part of the season.

Exhibition A. Miami's win over a 7-3 Turtle squad.

Exhibition B. The Hurricanes dominate victory over a Crumbling Wreck team.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, DJ needs to get his head on straight or maybe get some persepctive on LIFE. Like you said, HIRE A DRIVER. Drink until you can't fukin walk. Have some broad take care of you in the back of the limo. WHO CARES??

Just idiotic.

macjones

Wait until next year has been our Canes motto for the past 3-4 years!

Posted by: canesteeler | November 14, 2010 at 04:02 PM

Well, I can't wait until next Sabado. LOL

Miami's perplexing loss against mighty Virginia, notwithstanding. Think the Captain's take on the Whipple Factor for questionable play calling.

The upcoming A.C.C. showdown will be among the TWO BEST teams in the conference. Yeah, yeah both F.S.U. and the Wolf Pack apologist have different ideas. LOL

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

TCU moved ahead of Boise State last week after a 47-7 victory against previously unbeaten Utah. But that win didn't look quite so impressive after the Utes were beaten 28-3 at Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss by Utah combined with TCU's 40-35 victory against San Diego State and Boise State's 52-14 win at Idaho on Friday night caused a 41-point swing.

The Horned Frogs led the Broncos by 25 points last week. This week they trail by 16.

Posted by: SOUP | November 14, 2010 at 02:37 PM

>>>>>>>>>>

You mean Boisie gets points for beating friggin IDAHO but TCU doesn't win big enough against SDSU and they LOSE points??

This shyt is so ridiculous. There really needs to be much greater weight placed on strength of schedule.

SOUP

Wait until next year has been our Canes motto for the past 3-4 years!

Posted by: canesteeler | November 14, 2010 at 04:02 PM

Yeah but this time we REALLY mean it!

macjones

You mean Boisie gets points for beating friggin IDAHO but TCU doesn't win big enough against SDSU and they LOSE points??

This shyt is so ridiculous. There really needs to be much greater weight placed on strength of schedule.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | November 14, 2010 at 04:08 PM

Cavaleer, the ' computer ' variable of the B.C.S. relatively checks the ' human element ' of the B.C.S.

In other words, those six computers takes major consideration of the SOS. Be it non-conference, as well as conference games.

SOUP

Fish win over Titans.

Jags and Bucs also winners today to make it a clean sweep for the Florida teams.

macjones

I'm glad the B.C.S. bloody Chit-canned the A.P. poll in their formula.

For instance, there's so much ridiculous REGIONAL BIAS in that poll. Get outta here. LOL

Of course, that Harris Poll has it's fair share of good ol' boy bias, too.

Bottom line is this, squads from the major conferences just have to win out. That's all. Then, the human element will be relatively checked.

macjones

They say Lady Luck has to be arm-in-arm, in order for a team to go undefeated. Well, she didn't leave the Duck last night.

The B.C.S. picture is becoming clearer. Oregon, Auburn, T.C.U. and Boise St. are absolutely the clear favorites to play for it all!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Shannon wants to win and the coaches all know that Morris gives the Canes the best chance. Also, if he puts J12 in there the home crowd will boo on J12's first incomplete pass. Moreover, if he throws an INT, the fans will be upset at J12 and RS. I also think many players in that locker room favor Morris.

It would be too much for J12 to handle. J12 was a key reason the Canes have turned things around from the Coker years, and he helped recruit many players in that 2008 class. J12 is a true Cane -- but there is a better QB on the roster and he has won over the fans and his teammates.

We all love Coop, a true Cane, but Berr), Miller and James are better RBs. I don't believe Coop lost his starting RB spot solely because of injury. Coop, a 5-star recruit by Coker, is probably the 4th or 5th best RB on the current Canes team. Coop is probably NFL-bound, but so are the other Cane RBs.

Let the best man play - regardless of their seniority - that is what makes the Canes great.

If the Canes win out, I believe several Canes will be drafted and make NFL rosters - Bailey, Hank,McCarthy, Hill and Coop all have good chances of being drafted and playing on Sundays.

If the Canes win out and Morris keeps improving, everyone will be very optimistic. However, I am concerned as to who will replace Hank. After Hank, Benjamin is the best WR and after TB, Byrd and AJ are distant third and fourth WR options. Hopefully, Streeter, Thompkins, Hurns or another WR will step in and show us something we have not yet seen.

I think the Canes can be deeper and better at the other positions, and J12 has to step aside and do what is best for the Canes and support Morris. Morris is another example of the failure of the star system to project how a recruit will play in college. I will take Morris in Whipple's offense over any QB recruit I have seen recently in S Fla High school

Posted by: WindyCane1 | November 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM

>>>>>>>>

Well said and very true. It is what it is.

macjones

Enough soliloquy on moi's behalf. LMAO

Time for some Arizona Wildcat mens basketball! Yeah baby.

That's right. I've been a fan of Arizona's since the days of the late Freddy " The Fox " Snowden.

BEERicane

TCU's trouncing of Utah became a lot less impressive after ND's thumping of Utah. That said, Boise did nothing to deserve the leap themselves. Neither team is top 5.

BEERicane

That said, I really hope that Boise and TCU play for it all. That will put an end to this BCS bullcrap instantly.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Mac, lol, I never would've guessed you like AZ bball.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

They say Lady Luck has to be arm-in-arm, in order for a team to go undefeated. Well, she didn't leave the Duck last night.

The B.C.S. picture is becoming clearer. Oregon, Auburn, T.C.U. and Boise St. are absolutely the clear favorites to play for it all!

Posted by: macjones | November 14, 2010 at 04:24 PM

>>>>>>>>>

Fuk Boisie and TCU until they go through a real conference 8-10 game schedule. This is the most kakamamy bullshyt I've ever heard of.

usagainstheworld&thereferees

ya'll are a trip! so far we are at billy sanders. if we the canes would have lost against ga tech the comments would have been up to marcus forston x's 7 by now.

give credit where credit's due folks. send positive vibes for this week against va. tech.

solarcane

This is the most kakamamy bullshyt I've ever heard of.

Funny it wasn't Kakamany bullshyt when the same voters ranked Miami 13 just before they gave up 48 points to their biggest rival.

We are barley ranked nationally, we are in second place in our own division in the Always Coasting Conference and we are worrying about what the top 4 teams in the country are doing.

I'm kinda thinking the players on the top four teams in the country aren't really concerned what the fans of the 20 through 30th teams in the country have to say about anything.


You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Either we are always over ranked right along with Boise and TCU.

Or we are always ranked fairly an so are Boise and TCU


wait til next year
no excuses


solarcane

I think this is what Torretta, Irvin, Morgan, Hill and Highsmith Sr are trying to get through to Randy.


"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Funny it wasn't Kakamany bullshyt when the same voters ranked Miami 13 just before they gave up 48 points to their biggest rival.

We are barley ranked nationally, we are in second place in our own division in the Always Coasting Conference and we are worrying about what the top 4 teams in the country are doing.

I'm kinda thinking the players on the top four teams in the country aren't really concerned what the fans of the 20 through 30th teams in the country have to say about anything.


You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Either we are always over ranked right along with Boise and TCU.

Or we are always ranked fairly an so are Boise and TCU


wait til next year
no excuses


Posted by: solarcane | November 14, 2010 at 05:55 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>>

Who said anything about having the cake and eating it too??

Bottom line is if the U played the cupcake schedule Boise and TCU played we would not be ranked 3 or 4.

Why do you think that is Solar???

Thanks you.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I think this is what Torretta, Irvin, Morgan, Hill and Highsmith Sr are trying to get through to Randy.


"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

Posted by: solarcane | November 14, 2010 at 06:01 PM

>>>>>>>


And how many teams have they coached??

And how do you know that's not exactly what he's doing??

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And even Canes fans wouldn't say we should be a top-10 team with that cupcake schedule.

Join a conference like Utah or schedule 4 or 5 real teams back to back and we can talk.

Old Skool

Great quote Solar

solarcane

And how many teams have they coached??

And how do you know that's not exactly what he's doing??

It doesn't matter if they coached or not, it matters that they "get it"
They are trying to have Randy get it in as polite a way as they can.

And in case you have been watching another program for the last 4 years instead of the Miami Hurricanes Randy doesn't get it.

And what Randy IS doing is being the best guidance counselor in the ACC. Unfortunately for his players he's getting paid to be a head coach.

I have sat through
Cokerites
Bosses and Hogs
Shannonites
Another piece of the puzzle
and your latest, Morris is the next cog theories.

The payoff is always the same,
Next year is the year.

I admire your blind optimisim.
I am a person of faith, so I can understand how convinced you are that you are correct when you put forth your opinions.
I have no problem with that part ever.

It's your constant denial that anyone else on the blog might know what's actually going except for you, that has me wondering if you even consider what others on here say?

solarcane

thanks skool.
I thought that summed up what the glory years Canes were trying to say.

Canez1

Canez1 is a BIG Cooper fan and loves the fact that he is returning kickoffs and punts. Ain't that right Canez1? ;-)

Posted by: SOUP | November 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM

You ain't neva lied....

Kid should be starting.

10-3

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Canez1

Wait until next year has been our Canes motto for the past 3-4 years!

Posted by: canesteeler | November 14, 2010 at 04:02 PM

Free beer tomorrow......

10-3

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Canez1

http://www.stationbay.com/images/P/XL1290.jpg

GO CANEZ!!!!!

solarcane

And even Canes fans wouldn't say we should be a top-10 team with that cupcake schedule.


OK Captain you won't grasp it as a fact in black and white, but here you go. but here you go.
Funny we never complained about being ranked in the top five with year to year Big East cup cakes schedules like these

Throw out the rivalry game (which you have to schedule) and the bowl game (which you didn't schedule) and you are facing powerhouses every year for sure

1994-Miami (Florida) (Big East)

9/3 vs. Georgia Southern (non-IA) W 56 0
9/10 @ Arizona State (3-8) W 47 10
9/24 vs. Washington (7-4) L 20 38
10/1 @ *Rutgers (5-5-1) W 24 3
10/8 vs. Florida State (10-1-1) W 34 20
10/22 @ *West Virginia (7-6) W 38 6
10/29 vs. *Virginia Tech (8-4) W 24 3
11/5 @ *Syracuse (7-4) W 27 6
11/12 vs. *Pittsburgh (3-8) W 17 12
11/19 @ *Temple (2-9) W 38 14
11/26 vs. *Boston College (7-4-1) W 23 7
1/1 vs. Nebraska (13-0) L 17 24 @ Miami, FL Orange Bowl
10-2-0
365 143

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