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June 23, 2011

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solarcane

hassan, alph,
Good comments both of you make interesting points.

soup,
you been cracking me up lately good stuff!

OGV, Your sense of humor is amazing, I just smh and laugh every time you bring something in from the other side of Uranus.

ocala,
You are the epitome of the blue collar scholar and I'm proud to count you as my friend.

canechic, fight the good fight and damn the torpedoes.


BDC you are smooth sir, I admire your style on here.

Daddeh

U

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

I'll go thru each position with my opinion of who will be that guy.

QB - Jacory Harris. Scoff all you want, J12 haters. With this kid's drive, natural ability, and now correct offensive play calls and coaching, he's gonna shine. We don't need him to shine though, we need him to make good decisions, and I believe he's going to. I said this same thing about 2 months ago, and I'm sticking by it.


Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 24, 2011 at 02:56 PM

Shannon played favorites throughout his years here, with that out of the way, if and when Jacory makes that first mistake, Golden will not hesitate to give him the boot!

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Papa Cane - RB Wes Brown rated his visit to UM at a 9.5 out of 10. Canes are in "good shape". Stefon Diggs did not visit.

Posted by: OhioCane | June 25, 2011 at 07:32 PM

Why not just say 10! a friggin' 10! like billy bob on that movie varsity blues!

I'm wonderin' if the .5 less is because of not having an on field stadium?

SOUP

Soup I have not doubt Golden gets it! I think the chief is a fine and very handsome chief....my doubts lie solely with the immature Indians!

Posted by: canechic | June 25, 2011 at 09:47 PM

U know I love U in the CaneNation kinda way. Your husband is a National warrior who holds ALL of our R E S P E C T in many ways.

If Golden "gets it" then we might see what we ALL wanna see in 2011, 2012 and beyond.

Just for a minute can U imagine that IF Golden gets it and he gets the players he wants and he wants to stay at Miami and make a legacy at The U that we could see him here for 5 national championships over 10 years?

Ice cream anyone?

Six

BDC - I mentioned people need to pay attention to Hargreaves for a while now

Kid reminds me of Lamarcus Joyner

Where are you getting your info?

I talked to the kid today and see his pops a lot as well

Also, throw Austin Roberts into that "need to pay attention to" as well ... he's only a Soph this year at Plant, but he was good enough to play Varsity last year as a Frosh

His dad is Alfredo Roberts


solarcane

Soup,
I have no doubt if Golden gets everything and everyone on the same page he will have the capacity to win a NC or maybe 2 before he moves on.

I think so many things beside having the best coach and players in the formula come into play it's tough to say what team will win a NC.
UNC certainly had everything in place to it all. A lot of people at ESPN and SI said they thought UNC's starting defense could handle Auburn without a doubt.

Injuries, bad calls, a flat game, another team playing their best game of the year,outside distractions, all those things happen every season no matter how good or bad your team and coaches are.
I think we are in the best shape in a decade to win it all now and in the very near future.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear, "Are you kidding me, The Dallas Cowboys are the most...", in about 4 or 5 years though.

roachcane77

Here is the deal: When your players are underclassmen and someone says they have "potential," its a complement. When the players are upperclassmen and someone says they have potential, its an insult.

Posted by: WindyCane-Forcast1 | June 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM

As SOUP would say... THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE!

Well said WindyCane... well said.

4-Real

Wake Up Big Daddy & Ohio and give up the goods! Here we gotta good shot @ 4* ot Jordan Diamond.

AlpharettaCane

Seriously, just think if you could actually talk to Swasey directly what would U ask him?

Posted by: SOUP | June 25, 2011 at 06:15 PM

"Ever serve in a forward infantry unit son?
Ever put your life in the hands of another man? Have another man put their life in your hands?"


Or perhaps just get to the point: "Coach Swasey, did you order the Code Red?"

2002nemo

You want the truth?
You can't handle the truth!

Hassan

A Cane you got me cracking up, i am going to miami next weekend i am going to ride by the Hecht and see if i can talk to Swasey i actually did this a few years back on the same weekend and filmed all the Procanes working out

Big Daddy Cane

Hello CANESPACE LEGION!

Duke Johnson and Keith Brown dominated 7 on 7 play yesterday. Many folks are calling Johnson the best player in the state of Florida.

Ocala Forest DB and FSU commit PJ Williams has shown up 2 times to AG's camp and as a result earned an offer from the Canes...he will schedule an official visit soon.

LB Darius Hall is wanting to commit to UM really bad, he's seriously considering dropping his Ok State commitment if UM offers.

Big Daddy Cane

Ok guys and gals i have a cookout to attend...take care and i'll try to update you on monday!

WindyCane-Forcast1


Hello CANESPACE LEGION!

Duke Johnson and Keith Brown dominated 7 on 7 play yesterday. Many folks are calling Johnson the best player in the state of Florida.

Ocala Forest DB and FSU commit PJ Williams has shown up 2 times to AG's camp and as a result earned an offer from the Canes...he will schedule an official visit soon.

LB Darius Hall is wanting to commit to UM really bad, he's seriously considering dropping his Ok State commitment if UM offers.

Posted by: Big Daddy Cane | June 26, 2011 at 01:16 PM

http://247sports.com/Article/IMG-Madden-Academy-Top-performers-29756

SOUP

Here we gotta good shot @ 4* ot Jordan Diamond.

Posted by: 4-Real | June 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Not unless he pays his $55 first.

SOUP

"Coach Swasey, did you order the Code Red?"

Posted by: AlpharettaCane | June 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM

No, no, no...U got it all wrong.

U have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Shannon's firing, while tragic, probably saved lives.

Canechic ordered the Code Red. Hocutt and Swasey just carried out the orders.

As a result Hocutt voluntarily transfered off the base and Swasey was left behind to take part of the blame for Shannon's sudden dismissal.

While I am certain that Canechic ordered the Code Red we'll never be able to get HER to admit to it on the witness stand.

But that's OK, we want her on that wall, we need her on that wall...

orange 'n green in the vein

"Just for a minute can U imagine that IF Golden gets it and he gets the players he wants and he wants to stay at Miami and make a legacy at The U that we could see him here for 5 national championships over 10 years?

Ice cream anyone?

Posted by: SOUP | June 26, 2011 at 12:22 AM"

At least you capitalized IF there because so far every Temple team he had fell short of preseason expectations, including the bowl eligible ones. Seriously, busting up Scarface's best chance at an undefeated season as he's had in over a decade this fall will be enough for me to start to think that maybe he can live up to the hype eventually.

Is an iteration of, "$55," related to recruiting officially a Canespace meme yet or does it still need another month or so for adoption?

SOUP

Is an iteration of, "$55," related to recruiting officially a Canespace meme yet or does it still need another month or so for adoption?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 26, 2011 at 02:48 PM

I think it needs a few more weeks and to be included in a few more comments to be officially recognized. Let's keep it in the conversation going forward so it will stick.

OhioCane

Sorry all, been really busy all weekend. I'm back on it today

SOUP

Sorry all, been really busy all weekend. I'm back on it today

Posted by: OhioCane | June 26, 2011 at 03:29 PM

SLACKER! I'll let U slide this one time but don't let it happen again.

;-)

solarcane

soup, skool

Today best of 12
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The cockpit is 19 inches wide

solarcane


Having you by the ballz humor.

I go back to the guy I took the broken Lawn tractor too, the one that checked it out and charged me $61.00 to confirm yes it's broken.

He tells me over the phone the belt and idler pulleys are about 20 dollars.
I get there and they are $38.95

I ask if a condom is included.
Without looking up from his monster truck magazine he says
"Them parts are self lubricating, if you used a rubber it would take away a lot of the satisfaction you got from installing them yourself."

solarcane

Two solid national articles on Miami Hurricanes head football coach Al Golden this week.


One from ESPN's Heather Dinich and the other from CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd - both shedding positive light on the new UM leader and "The U" in general.

For those too lazy to check out the ink, some Cliff Notes.

The Dinich piece, "A different view for football at Miami" focused on the difference between coaching life in big city Philadelphia and big city Miami.

- Facilities are nicer in South Florida, but expectations are obviously higher.

- Sunny Coral Gables is alluring - but also has its share of distractions for fans of a program that went 7-6 last year.

- Golden states that winning consistently and competing for championships is the cure-all for sluggish attendance and refuses to make excuses for no on-campus stadium, citing that USC had recent success with an off-campus venue.

- Golden feels winning is part of the equation, but also stated that being vital part of a later community year round - be it stewardship, community relations, athletic department and university events - is what it's really about.

- Dinich praised Golden's efforts since being hired last December, stating that the new head coach has spoken in ten different cities, opened three scrimmages to the public (as well as the spring game, which drew 200+ former players) and talked of the marketing department extending efforts further into Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and beyond.

- Quoted senior associate athletic director for external affairs Blake James, stating that ticket sales are ahead of where things were last time this year. Miami ranked 39th in attendance last season and sixth in the ACC with an average attendance of 52,575 in 2010 -- which was more than the average attendance three of the five seasons the Canes won a national title (1983: 44,555 ... 1989: 51,634 ... 2001: 46,162). Last year's attendance average was the best UM has seen since the 2004 season.

- Heisman-winning quarterback Gino Torretta pointed out that big games always brought out big crowds, but when playing non-top 10 teams the Orange Bowl was often empty. To that point, 41,148 were in attendance for last year's season-ending loss to South Florida while 75,115 showed up for a mid-season loss to Florida State.

- Golden closed the piece by reminding the media and fans that World Series and Super Bowls have been played at Sun Life Stadium and that the off-campus building isn't the issue; the lack of winning is. "I think it will continue to be a topic of conversation until we get it fixed, until we get it right," said Golden. "It's like anything else: The more you can leave an excuse exposed, the more people are going to buy into that theory. We have to go back to winning on the field."


The Dodd article, "Stepdad Golden inherits Miami's problems and triumphs" was also positive.

- Dodd stated that Golden entered his first meeting with players carrying nothing more than an empty notebook. He wasn't there pretending to have all the answers. The new coach went in open-minded and ready to listen. He asked player what all the team issues were. What were the problems and how could he help fix them.

- Of those answers - the confidence of quarterback Jacory Harris after being so turnover-prone ... a collective ego deflated after an embarrassing bowl game loss to Notre Dame ... a national program who has been irrelevant for most of the past decade with no conference title in eight seasons.

- Dodd refers to Golden a stepdad-type, explaining that Miami's dynasty was achieved by four different coaches, none of which stayed more than six years.

- Junior safety Vaughn Telemaque was quick to tell Golden, "I hope you're not here to build a championship. We're ready to do it this year" which Golden then went on to say was his goal - an immediate championship.

- Dodd praised the re-hiring of offensive line coach Art Kehoe, reminding readers that the legendary Kehoe is the school's only coach with five rings. Upon returning to Coral Gables, Kehoe is said to have told players that it'd become "Burger King University" at UM - with too many players "having it their way". He told players to put a Whopper on the front of their jerseys and a an "OK" on the back because that's what they'd become; OK.

- Dodd reminded readers that Golden turned around a Temple program so bad it "got kicked out of the Big East. The Big East." Golden's Owls started 1-16 in his first seventeen games. A few years later, it put together a 9-4 and 8-4 season, reaching its first bowl game since 1979 and third in school history.


- A lack of discipline and desire have been blamed for the recent skid. In an effort to get to the bottom of things, Golden brought in guest speakers like Jimmy Johnson, Pedro Taylor (father of the late Sean Taylor) and former safety Darrell Fullington, who called out the motivation of the now 23-16, underachieving top-ranked class of 2008.

- Dodd also touched on the hiring of Jedd Fisch as offensive coordinator. He mentioned that Fisch has never played ball, but came to Miami highly recommended and with an impressive resume, having spent nine years coaching under Dom Capers, Brian Billick, Mike Shanahan and Pete Carroll. Golden had an immediate bond with Fisch as they're both "Jersey guys".

posted by allCanes.com at 11:03 PM

canechic

Solar - LMAO!

solarcane

canechic,

I have to admit it, there are a couple really funny chucklehead hillbillies in my neck of Mayberry RFD.
Blazin Bob is still the guy that cracks me up most.
He just has to get out of his truck and put on his shyt eatin grin, and I have tears in my eyes.

orange 'n green in the vein

Ah, the turd troll can't wait to add his 1/2 cent in, just remember when the bowl streak ends this year, Century Tower will be raining virgin turd undergrads instead of bricks from its upper reaches you putz. What will you do when 4 out of the 6 most exciting days of the year in Gaineshell are major bummers? Go swimming in Swamp Alice? We can only hope. Cheer for your fellow league members? First and best sign of a loser. Schedule the other Miami again? That almost backfired in your face last year when you finished with the exact same record as your betters at UM.

raizecane

OK...so its official....I am now the 12 billion, 400 million, 600 thousand 4 hundres and 83rd Facebook member.....OH BOY!!

solarcane

Man I just watched the 60 Minute piece on the homeless school age kids in Seminole County closing in on 25% that's incredible to me.

raizecane

Solar - I grew up in Seminole County and it's not very big so 25 percent is a big shocker.

canechic

Solar were they in Sanford?

solarcane

raize
That story is heartbreaking, seeing the dad talk about his entire family living in their van and brushing their teeth in the Walmart bathroom before going to school.

Saddest part was some of the kids feeling they are a burden on their mom and dad while times are tough.

I dunno what is more difficult for kids kids, growing up poor in Appalachia, but being naive that there is any other lifestyle or kids from middle class families that have lost everything.

Either way kids don't deserve it.

raizecane

Either way kids don't deserve it.

Posted by: solarcane | June 26, 2011 at 08:11 PM

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AMEN!!!!

canechic

Solar it is heartbreaking! Florida is really not a great state to be in right now. Real estae is in bad shape and the unemployment rate one of the worst in the nation. Angry will most likely start working full-time at his unit in winter park...if this does not work we will probably move out of the state.

canechic

Raize where did your daughter decide to go to school?

solarcane

Canechic some whent to something like castleburry??? I can't remember if they said Sanford.

canechic

Oh yes Casselberry does have some sad areas. That is really tragic, I will have to catch that on the CBS Website.

WindyCane-Forcast1

Speaking of Heather Dinich, she ranked all ACC OLs, and guess who is No. 1 on her list?

Dinch: I know there are many ACC enthusiasts out there who will be saddened to hear that I am not going to rank the offensive linemen by position (centers, guards and tackles). Instead, I’m going to put them all together and just rank the top 10 offensive linemen in the ACC this year.


No. 1. Brandon Washington, Miami: He was one of three offensive linemen to start all 13 games last year and finished second on the team with 56 pancake blocks. He graded out at 99 percent against Pittsburgh, the highest grade of any starter all season, and 95 percent against Virginia Tech.

raizecane

Raize where did your daughter decide to go to school?


Posted by: canechic | June 26, 2011 at 08:20 PM

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She is heading to the University of North Florida and her first day is Wednesday. It's going to one of the happiest days for me and also one of the saddest. The thought of her not being home is making me tear as I write this.

The good news is that it's only 1.5 hours door to door. If it doesnt work out, she also got accepted to UCF and can start in the spring.

mi@mic@ne

My wife works as a community supervisor for a homeless agency west 20 miles west of Orlando... there are families with kids living in the woods ...kids are coming out of the woods and getting on the bus to school.
The food lines have doubled in the past month.

mi@mic@ne

Im trying to get as many people as i can around this area to offer their time. I try to help with my skills.

canechic

Nicole has some friends at UNF. It really is pretty close. Nicole's one friend spent the first semester having to much fun with cheech and chong and well nearly flunked. He had his Mercedes(poor baby) taken away from him for the next semester and he did a bit better but his cheech and chong issue is still going strong.

I have never been there. Hope she enjoys it. The first year is hard but you will get used to her being gone after awhile. Meanwhile knowing Nick will be about 3000 miles away from us.....is really keeping me up at night :( But this really is going to be great for him.

canechic

Miamicane send me an email tlwflores@hotmail.com. I have some free time I can offer, if it is not too far.

mi@mic@ne

http://newbeginningslake.org/

thanks canechic... heres the web site.

mi@mic@ne

1 million children are homeless in America
63,000 children are homeless in Florida
8,000 children are homeless in Central Florida
2,000 children are homeless in Lake County

Six

raizecane - I remember visiting UNF on a recruiting visit ... I thought I was being taken out into the middle of the woods to be snuffed

raizecane

CC - I won't have to worry about the Mary Jane. Heck, she won't even take a sip of my beer. I just hope peer pressure doesnt change that but she has a good head on her shoulders.

The good thing about starting in the summer is she only takes 2 classes and can sorta ease into college life. When Fall session starts, she will already know her way around and have some expierence.

canechic

She will do great! This kid took his problem with him and just gained more of one which he probably would have anywhere he went. Is her boyfriend going too?

Six

Chase Litton and Vernon Hargreaves Wharton Team win the 7-on-7 Tourney at the Brighthouse Network BC 9 Route 7-on-7 Tourney - they beat Plant High

I was thinking that either Plant High or Plant City High School would've been the favorite to win it all. Plant City had three 3 Star players and two 4 Star players. Wharton really has Litton and Hargreaves as their team - but that's all they really needed anyway

canechic

Miamicane I will check it out and see what I can help with!

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