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January 14, 2011

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WindyCane1

I like what I am hearing out of the AG's staff. They are young, energetic and smart.

I like the interview that Solar posted of the new OC, Jedd Fisch. In discussing his offensive philosphy, JF did not end his discussion at play-calling and formations (i.e., Marky Mark and RS). JF also emphasized the need to know your personnel (recognizing your players' talents, knowing your players' strengths and weaknesses, and designing a game plan accordingly).

One of the biggest complaints I read here was why throw jump balls to TB3? why have a weak-to-avg. arm JH throw deep floaters into 2 deep coverages? Why not run the ball 40+ times behind that big OL and great stable of RBs? Why not run more screens or quick hitches to give it to playmakers in space? Why not throw more deep passes to Streeter? Why was your freshman QB not playing early after JH's terrible OSU game? Why not simplify your offense for your freshman QB?

JF also spoke of the need to make explosive plays and limit mistakes. Every good coach seems to say that is the key. These Canes did not do a very good job of that. The 2010 Canes led the ACC BY FAR in mistakes (turnovers, interceptions, penalties), and although they led the ACC in offense and plays greater than 10+ yds, they were near the bottem in 30+ and 50+ plays. Its amazing that these Canes didn't loose more games, and frankly, these kind of mistakes are not tolerable. There is no way these Canes should not have won 10+ games this season with their talent, and I hate to say it, but it falls squarely on the shoulders of the coaches who failed to teach these young kids how to win football games.

Seems like JF knows a lot about these Canes and what needs to be corrected for these Canes to be successful. I am excited about the 2011 season.

dj moonbat

JF also spoke of the need to make explosive plays and limit mistakes.

Posted by: WindyCane1 | January 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM


But he spoke of making explosive plays "when the opportunity presents itself." Which is why limiting mistakes is so important. If you HAVE to push the tempo, because you've given away a couple cheap touchdowns, your explosive plays are harder to come by. If you're just grinding down the defense four or five yards per play, however, and you see a coverage adjustment, you can get the big play on your own schedule.

DZ8

WindyCane1 & dj moonbat with the very early, posts of the day.

I agree exactly and forget which blogger is worried that the 2011 Canes will look like the offensively boring Miami Dolphins. They will NOT. Our skill position players have too much athleticism to not break a big one every now and then.

JMO, of course :)

Sebastian

Finally Byrdman can be freed up from his doghouse and become the bigtime WR this team needs

#47 couldnt be covered 1on1 but yet couldnt get on the field on a consistent basis

DZ8

I thought he was on the field a decent amount but wasn't targeted enough.

raizecane

DZ8 - it is of my opinion that I agree with your opinion.

DZ8

You're a wise man raizecane.

The mind set of our coaches dovetails nicely with the current strengths of our offensive team. Running the ball, limiting turnovers and stupid penalties should allow us to control the clock and keep our defense off the field.

Then when the D steps on the field, hopefully they'll have a lead and soon make the opponent one dimensional. Improved coaching at all positions will hopefully allow us to hide our inexperienced cornerbacks.

It is hard to be a realistic Canes fan.
Every time I think I get out... they PULL me back in.

macjones

Q: What should Hurricane fans hopes and expectations be for next season and going forward?

A: " I think it's time for Miami fans to stop living in the past. " JUSTIN

Bloody V-O-I-L-A!!

I believe, with absolUte certainty, that my man Justin was addressing the above-mentioned notion to HERBERTibis and ORANGE-N-GREEN and similar like-minded Cane horde. Howdy.

So, wake the fUc! up. Because it's the dawning of a new GOLDEN EPOCH in Miami, F-L-A Hurricane football.

Sebastian

DZ8
It was surprising the amount of time he wasnt in the game

For a #1 WR like Byrdman he should of been on the field alot more then he was

On many occasions it was #4,#3 and #85(belongs)

He is also a good run blocker both at the line and down the field

dj moonbat

Of course, it's one thing to say you want to limit mistakes, and another thing to get the athletes to implement.

I mean, I'm even those of you that really, really hated Whipple's playcalling have to recognize that Jacory's instructions on the passing plays never involved "then throw into double/triple coverage for the INT." The only way to avoid that particular mistake, it often seemed, was just never to pass. (Teams that only run the ball get predictable pretty fast.)

So: can Harris and Morris learn to be careful? Can Fisch somehow teach them that? Really, that's far, far more important than the system, or even the playcalling. Explosiveness will always be there, as long as the QBs aren't taking us out of situations where we're taking advantage of opportunities, and putting us in situations where we're pressing our luck.

macjones

Finally Byrdman can be freed up from his doghouse and become the bigtime WR this team needs

#47 couldnt be covered 1on1 but yet couldnt get on the field on a consistent basis

Posted by: Sebastian57 | January 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

That's because your good ol' boy Marky Mark put Byrd in the Cane BIRD CAGE. LOL Bloody capice! And it wasn't Randy who took this action.

AlpharettaCane

a U football fan after the last few years....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rDgE9d3GXE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

john

Posted by: doc in pv | January 14, 2011 at 08:03 PM


Doc: yes, that's it exactly! Very funny.

dj moonbat

That's because your good ol' boy Marky Mark put Byrd in the Cane BIRD CAGE. LOL Bloody capice! And it wasn't Randy who took this action.

Posted by: macjones | January 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM


Are you kidding? Whipple kept Byrd off the field? Why on Earth would he do that? He knows he's judged on how his offenses perform -- why would he bench his best (or at worst second-best) WR? Unless, that is, Randy wouldn't let him put Byrd on the field.

macjones

Are you kidding? Whipple kept Byrd off the field? Why on Earth would he do that? He knows he's judged on how his offenses perform -- why would he bench his best (or at worst second-best) WR? Unless, that is, Randy wouldn't let him put Byrd on the field.

Posted by: dj moonbat | January 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Shannon made mUcho CRITICAL decisions which cost him his title.

However, Byrd ending up in the Miami BIRD CAGE wasn't one of them. Just saying for what it's worth.

Nonetheless, Miami doesn't have the Whipple Factor to deal with anymore, as wel as being a Green and Orange TABULA RASA for all the Miami roster players. That includes the incoming freshmen and or junior college transfers.

DZ8

Posted by: Sebastian57 | January 15, 2011 at 11:55 AM

He'll get more on of an opportunity now. Run blocking wide receivers will be stressed. I remember that was why Hurns was getting some PT over other receivers.

I won't be surprised if we have some transfers just a couple of days or weeks before the season opener. Reality sets in and some of these wide outs know their time is running out. This will probably be the last year for that "great" 2008 receiver class. Kendall Thompkins, Davon Johnson and Tommy Streeter will all have eligibility for 2012, but will they be here to use it? We'll see.

BEERicane

The only bird cage Byrd was put in was by JaPicky. He never even looked Byrds way. When Morris entered the games he was hit for multiple receptions. That was all on JaBenchy.

Sebastian

We here at Canespace have to remember 1 thing:

If we post something that goes against what Mac has to say then we are 100% wrong

A few of us have some good things to say about a guy that plays on the O and we should know that he going to go against what we have to say because that adds to his fuel of not liking Coach Whipple

Everyone was in RS doghouse except for #47...that coming from a Gator fan and Nebraska hater

Sebastian

"JaBenchy".....Best nickname ive heard for him yet

macjones

to say because that adds to his fuel of not liking Coach Whipple

Posted by: Sebastian57 | January 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

It, also, seems UCONN's A.D. didn't think highly of Marky Mark either.

macjones

Yeah, yeah the Huskies A.D. offered that Whipple Factor the head coaching position.

But after due consideration, Hathaway realized he made a hasty decision and shrewdly went after THE PAISANO. lol

Sebastian

Im also expecting Dorsett to come in and get some early P.T. as well

A true freshmen coming in and getting a shot at early p.t. will open alot of the other WR eyes

macjones

Nebraska hater

Posted by: Sebastian57 | January 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Einstein, don't confuse my discontent for approximately 75.666% of the Herbie Cornhusker horde and my relative respect for the Nebraska football PROGRAM.

In other words Einstein, yous need to WORK on the CRAFT of INVERTING my notions and or statements. LMAO

canesteeler

To hell with the fact the Steelers don't have any Canes, kick that Raven ass!

Sebastian

Its going to be one of those nervous, never comfortable games for the Steeler and Ravens fans

wartown canes

off topic but living in the Northeast cant find Canes gear, whats the best site to buy canes sweatshirts, hoodies and T's

DZ8

U'all need to quit taking ole mac so serious... YA DIG?!

And canesteeler it might get a little lonely on here with all those Canes playing for the Ravens today... just sayin'! :)

Ucane

footballfanatic.com
allcanes.com
Type in miami hurricane apparel and BLAM there it is.

Sebastian

I use football fanatics quite a bit

Im sure others have sites as well

http://www.footballfanatics.com/COLLEGE_Miami_Hurricanes

DZ8

I hope we redshirt all our freshmen wide outs and Allen Hurns gets a redshirt this year. Obviously I hope that means that all the returning wide outs are getting the job done. We need to build that depth for the future so we don't find ourselves having to take 8 wide outs every four years or so.

Ucane

miami bookstore is a good one too

DZ8

Travis Benjamin, Sr
LaRon Byrd, Sr
Aldarius Johnson, Sr
Kendal Thompkins, Jr
Davon Johnson, Jr
Tommy Streeter, Jr
Allen Hurns, So (hopefully redshirts)
Then the freshmen. At least one maybe two or more.

Did I miss anyone?

Sebastian

Thats about it

The only 1 that could possibly see some time over there would be Reid but I seriously doubt that with the `Canes being thin at CB

But #15 has the skills to easily become a WR

wartown canes

thanks

DZ8

I was thinking about that recently. If we are going to move him let's do it now. Reid is at safety though right? Not that thin there but now that Nicolas/Campbell have used their eligibility maybe he'll see the field more.

Can't wait to see what Coach D comes up with as far as using our players properly. We have a lot of players that can offer versatility (Olivier Vernon) or can excel in one area RayRay Armstrong (blitzing/run support) that I don't think have been used properly in the past.

Exciting times ahead :)

DZ8

Remember in the all star game it was Reid from Barkely burning that other DB recruit of ours (Prince something) that never made it to campus. If he can't/isn't seeing the field on defense, (not to mention the return game), then give him a chance on offense, soon.

DrewZ2

According to sources we picked up a big time silent commitment

Carol City Cane

According to sources we picked up a big time silent commitment

Posted by: DrewZ2 | January 15, 2011 at 01:59 PM

Im hearing the same thing Drew.

SOUP

That's because your good ol' boy Marky Mark put Byrd in the Cane BIRD CAGE. LOL Bloody capice! And it wasn't Randy who took this action.

Posted by: macjones | January 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM

And U know this as a FACT because?

Sebastian

Reid was a do everything player in HS

It was a smaller HS but he still was able to play on both sides of the ball

Yes, that was him toasting Prince Kent in that all-star game

Sebastian

Maybe this will be the season that Dye and Reid get some good run

And no to Dye moving to TE

SOUP

Yes, that was him toasting Prince Kent in that all-star game

Posted by: Sebastian57 | January 15, 2011 at 02:14 PM

That is correct! I was there.

SOUP

LADIES AND GENTELMEN:

I have just confirmed a LIVE chat here on Canespace with Justin Antweil Sports Director at WVUM for:

MONDAY 8-9 PM.

Have your questions ready and start posting them at 8 PM for Justin to answer. We are working on trying to get a special guest also. More to follow...

UMike

According to sources we picked up a big time silent commitment

Posted by: DrewZ2 | January 15, 2011 at 01:59 PM

Im hearing the same thing Drew.

Posted by: Carol City Cane

Guess it isnt that silent lol

Sebastian

Good job Soup

Ill be looking forward to that

Sebastian

The `Canes mens basketball team better be ready this evening

They have had 1 week to prepare for the 1st place Eagles so there shouldnt be any excuses

The Eagles are very weak on the boards so I hope Haith has a plan to let the guys attack the glass

Oh and please have someone stop Reggie Jackson 19.5 points 4.5 reb. 4.7 assists

29 points and 25 points in both league games this week

Texascane

www.allCanes.com is where i get mine...and they are all fine folks...

May as well buy it from real 'Canes fans...

4-Real

If B.J Dubose is athletic enuff 2 play te then why not try him at olb? Can u imagine Dubose and Ricardo at olb?

canesteeler

DZ, the Steelers are my hometown team and no matter how tough it gets I got to stand tall my brother!

DZ8

I understand, true fans support thru thick and thin. Once my Dolphins got eliminated I'd like to see the Ravens and the Packers do well. But I respect your loyalty canesteeler!

VA Cane

I like the loyalty canesteeler....same way you are about the Canes...I am a Raider fan, so I am glad you still have your team to pull for!!

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