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August 03, 2011

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canechic

Woo hoo!

86Cane

Jermaine...if U are reading this then U need to know we all wish things could have worked out differently for U at The U.

U totally manned up by doing these interviews and it is obvious that U still bleed orange and green.

Mad respect for U!

86Cane

Woo hoo!

Posted by: canechic | August 03, 2011 at 08:21 PM

Any 2011 Canespace shirts needed at the Canechic household? Eamil me if so, we have PLENTY to go around!

canechic

Ok will do!

Doncmleon

J-Mac, we still love you man!
Stay hungry, humble, and EAT!

CANED

Jermaine is the man. He brought nothing but the truth! He bleeds Orange & Green!

Old Skool

Props Caned

Hassan

He is obviously talented, i remember reading about him in summer workouts at the U. Maybe if he can ball out he can get an invite to the combine and get his chance to live his dream.

Soup 3 days til "the interview"

solarcane

caned,
again thanks for a great article
Jermaine is a confident guy lots of respect to him.

solarcane

Papa Cane
For those asking about LB Antonio Kinard, he is still waiting on the NCAA Clearinghouse. No news yet.

solarcane

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raizecane

Nice going on the article. Keep up the good work. It's only a matter of weeks before this blog starts to really blow up.

I predict 500 posts right after J12 throws his first INT.

solarcane

Will J12 throw a td or a pick first this season?

survey says.......

CANED

TD...I'm a glass half full type of person...

MDCane

J12 will throw a TD before he throws a pick.

solarcane

td first 2

pick first 0

so far


go j12 go

solarcane

Obscure Stuff you probably don't need to know dept.

The history of the High Five

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/6813042/who-invented-high-five?ex_cid=espn-twttr

OhioCane

6 TD's before his first INT

solarcane

that's the spirit ohio!

solarcane

J12
throws Td before a pick 3 votes

throws a pick before a Td 0 votes


Lets hear your honest opinions cause I'm shooting this vote to J12 at 11 pm

Montreal_Cane

Stephen Morris all the way!

dj moonbat

Better would be:

Over/under TDs before throwing a pick, for each. That way, "Zero" necessarily includes a pick before a TD, but a bet on a number greater than "One" allows for greater headroom.

dj moonbat

Because we open against OSU, which will likely field a competent D:

J12: 1
S17: 2

OhioCane

We open against Maryland. Was the bet on home game INTs?

dj moonbat

Oh, crap. I'm so out of touch.

canechic

Yikes this is crazy!

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-shaquille-oneal-lawsuit-20110803,0,4630174.story

Da U N Houston

IF Jacory starts (I think Morris will give him a run for his money) definitely a td before a pick....we beat Maryland 31-24

raizecane

I am going with a pick before a TD if he throws downfield. If he throws a bubble screen (LOL) or dink passes, I'll go with a TD first....

elliott

Jacory will throw a pick before TD. He will get confused early from a zone blitz scheme he has seen for years. Same Ol Jacory people need to wake up and take their nose out of the kool aid. U smell me.

solarcane

ok raize and dj it's like a yes or no answer there isn't if he does this or what the odds makers are predicting.

td before a pick or pick before a td ?

solarcane

j12 td vs pick survey

j12 throws a td before he throws a pick this season 4

j12 throws a pick before a td this season 2

and so far
monte neutral
raize both at the same time
dj what ever Vegas is saying

solarcane

Brandon Harris is #26 on The Texans

dj moonbat

Well, I'm a complete dope if I say J12 throws a TD before a pick; the guy's a pick machine. So, pick it is.

solarcane

R I P Bubba Smith


Ex-Colts star defensive end Bubba Smith dies
Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's...

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LOS ANGELES — Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66.

Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn't know the circumstances or cause of death.

Police spokesman Richard French added the death does not appear to be suspicious.

The top overall pick in the 1967 draft after a sensational career at Michigan State, the 6-foot-7 Smith spent five seasons with the Baltimore Colts and two seasons each with Oakland and Houston. He won the 1971 Super Bowl with the Colts.

One of the most feared defensive ends in the game, Smith often drew two blockers, yet was effective enough to make two Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team. His best work, though, came in college, and Smith was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

"He was simply a good guy," former Michigan State teammate Robert Viney said. "His size made him an intimidating figure, but he was a real gentleman. He was a helluva player."

As an actor his most memorable role was playing Moses Hightower, the soft-spoken officer in the "Police Academy" series. He also appeared in such television series as "Good Times," "Charlie's Angels" and "Half Nelson," and was a regular in the groundbreaking Miller Lite commercials featuring retired players.

Born Charles Aaron Smith, he played in high school for his father, Willie Ray Smith, in Beaumont, Texas, before heading to Michigan State, where he was an All-American in 1966.

Smith was part of two of the most famous football games ever played. In 1966, he was at Michigan State when the Spartans and Notre Dame, both undefeated, played to a 10-10 tie. Michigan State finished second behind the top-ranked Fighting Irish.

In 1969, he played for the Colts against the New York Jets in the Super Bowl. Led by Joe Namath, the Jets of the AFL upset the NFL champion Colts 16-7 in Miami.

solarcane

J12
Will throw a td before a pick this season
4 votes


Will throw a pick before a td this season
3 votes

Willie Will in Nashville

Td first

raizecane

td before a pick or pick before a td ?

Posted by: solarcane | August 03, 2011 at 11:17 PM

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I'll go with a "pick" and a side order or another "pick" before he throws a TD :-)

Ohio_Cane

If he throws a bubble screen (LOL) or dink passes, I'll go with a TD first....

Posted by: raizecane | August 03, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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Add screens and check-downs to LM6 and MJ5 and that's exactly the plan from what it sounds like.

Hence the reason I'm going 6 TD's before his first INT.

SOUP

Who says J12 will be allowed to throw the ball?

I say wildcat formation first drive all the way down with MJ5 and LM6 in the backfield together with this guy at QB:

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/scott_rashawn00.html.

raizecane

Soup = getting "We're sorry, the page you requested does not exist" when I click on the link u provided.

SinisterCane

Jint pickes come in bunches, so 2 picks no TD's and insert Morris to win the Marylad game 24-21

Ohio_Cane

Behind the Facemask: Ben Bruneau

"Ben Bruneau | Wide Receiver | Senior | Opa-Locka, Fla.

At the U, I've learned so much from everyone. From the coaches from the previous staff to the staff now, you just learn that everyone wants to keep the tradition of how unique a program this really is. One coach I can really say does a good job of holding that is Coach Swasey, because he's been here so long. You immediately know from when you walk in that this is the U. There's nothing like it.

I'm a Hurricane because this is the school I grew up with. My sister went here back around 2000, and I used to be on campus with her every weekend. I knew her roommates, I knew everybody. I watched the 2002 national championship with my brother and I remember being heartbroken watching the Willis McGahee injury. This is the school I've known I wanted to go to from that time. When I was at UCLA, I knew this was the school I was coming back to. I have a passion that was instilled in me at a very young age for this school, and it's something that will never die. When I go to Carol City to visit my sister or go down south to visit my godmother, folks will say, "Oh you're that kid who plays for the U?" There's such a sense of pride when I get to say, "Yeah, that's me."

The first time I saw Andre Johnson, I couldn't believe that he was working out two steps away from me. I would never tell him this, but I have his jersey and he's my favorite Cane receiver of all time. It's really an inexplicable feeling. That's something we didn't have at UCLA. Having that sense of family and togetherness here, after you haven't been here for nine or 10 years, to come back like they do, that's what makes the U special, that's what makes us who we are. It's almost like a big brother/little brother relationship. We look up to these guys and we see where they're at right now and you think that's what you want. They give you the blueprint. Not to sound corny, but they're trail blazers in a sense, because they show you if you do what you have to coming from this school, nobody will stop you but yourself.

When I look in the mirror, I see in myself a very resilient and very passionate person because of everything it took to get back here and everything I gave up. I was at UCLA, had a full scholarship and everything, and I came here to be a walk-on because my heart is in this place. This is the school I had to graduate from, the school I had to play for. Had I graduated from UCLA, there always would have been a voice in my head saying, "What if?" It would have been a big voice too, not just a little one. I couldn't live with that, this was the school where I needed to be. I gave up all the hard work I put in at UCLA to start from scratch here. At the end of the day no matter how hard it's been, I've never once thought it wasn't worth it. It has been.

When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be Chris Chambers. I'm a hometown boy. I love the Dolphins, Marlins, Heat, and I don't watch hockey, but if I do, I try to catch the Panthers' highlights. He was a guy who came in as a rookie and lit up the scene. No one really expected him to do anything. He was the Dolphins' best receiver for a while.

I started playing wide receiver in eighth grade. I scored my first touchdown on a slant route, I'll never forget it. I broke between two safeties and went 60 yards. Nothing blows the top off an offense like having a dynamic receiver. Randy Moss just retired, and aside from the attitude issues, he is considered maybe the greatest offensive weapon that has ever played in the NFL. I remember the first time I saw Jerry Rice, and then seeing Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Reggie Wayne, I thought these guys were wild. It can be 4th and 23, but if you have a great receiver, you always have a chance. The receivers are really the lightning bolts of the offense. You can have a big guy you throw it to in the red zone, or you can have a small guy like DeSean Jackson run a slant and go 80 yards and score.

Sixth grade was when I knew I wanted to play at the next level. It was an extremely rough time for my family. My sister had just had her second child, my dad was gone, my mother and I were recovering from a bad accident, my sister was going to college here, and my brother had just caught a federal case. Seeing the distress and the hardship and pain and tears my family was going through, and on the back end, being able to release it in football and having coaches telling you, "If you do what you have to do this is something you can really take a long way." At that moment, I said I'm going to try to use football to help my family as much as I can. I've always envisioned in my head getting "that" call and having all my family around me and, after everything we've been through, to finally say now I can help you all. I'm a family-oriented guy, so that's what made me realize I needed to take the football thing as far as I can go, even with everybody saying I should only focus on school or focus on something else. Like a lot of other guys, it was family driven.

I wasn't supposed to be playing football. The accident was bad. We spun and hit a pole and the only thing I remember after that is my mom getting out of the car. The seatbelt had snapped off of me and everything went black. My mom hasn't been able to work since that day. There was a time they thought they would have to remove part of her lower spine, which would have left her paralyzed, but thank God they didn't have to. They said playing sports was in question, but definitely not football. Fortunately they cleared me to play. They said my body had responded better than they could have hoped for, so if I was going to play football, I could do it. I think of that accident a lot, not in a negative sense, but as a driving force. I know with the athletic ability I have that I had the possibility to do it, and God willing I'm going to do everything I can to make it.

To have an opportunity at this school, you need to go above and beyond and that's what drives me. I feel like I have the athletic ability to do a lot of things, I just need to put the work in to get the results. The competition is so heavy here that if you don't do everything possible you're going to get behind the eight-ball and that's not something you want to do. That's another difference I see between here and UCLA. Guys there aren't out doing extra constantly like they do here. You'd see a couple guys, but not everybody. This is not a program you want to get lost in, because you will get left.

The Golden Era is going to be exciting. Not to us internally, but externally people will be shocked by what this man is about to do. Honestly, from the time we got here with the UTough to this summer, which has been by far the hardest conditioning mentally and physically I've ever been through, it's all for the better. You can see it just by hearing this man talk that he has us in the right direction. It's about to be something extremely special.

All the receivers are close. If people saw us in the locker room, they would think of us as stooges. Just as quickly as we get on each other, we'll be just as quick to get on somebody else. All the receivers are cool and we're close.

I want to leave here a champion. There's no better mark than leaving that. I want to help this team achieve it so I can say I left here a champion, because of what this program means to me and what it will mean to me in the future. I know for a fact that I'll come back for future generations. To say that you're a champion, it's a feeling that can't be matched. I want to leave here a graduate as well. I know my mom would kill me if I didn't graduate. I want to leave here a champion for everyone, for all the seniors, for everybody on the team, for everything we went through. All the critics on the outside, to what we are now, I just want to leave here a champion.

I have a lot of personal goals that many people would probably laugh at, but I feel they're very attainable and very achievable. I'm a very resilient guy. If I set my sights on something I don't let anybody or anything stop me, which is coincidentally how I got here. A lot of people tried to get me not to, but I'm here.

I have an immeasurable love for this school that only I can understand. Not my mother, none of my sisters, no one can really understand that. Part of what makes it so big for me is that I can't fully understand why I have this love. It probably stems from growing up in Miami and growing up in the area I did and understanding it that way. Every school has their brotherhood, but I feel like this is a bloodline. This really is a bloodline. This school is in my heart, and nobody can really understand that except for me.

Cheese and mayo are two foods that I will never eat. If it has mayo on it, I'm throwing it away, and if it has cheese on it, I'm throwing it away. What people find crazy, I've never had a cheeseburger in my entire life.

My favorite book is the Count of Monte Cristo. I know vengeance is supposed to be bad, but just the story, that man spent 10 years in jail and came back. To me, that shows dedication (laughs). Anyone who can keep up with a plan after 10 years and execute the way he did it. He got every last one of them back. Count of Monte Cristo is definitely my favorite book.

A song no one would believe I have on my iPod is, "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay. I don't know why I like that song, but I'm pretty sure if I ever showed any of the receivers, they would ride me hard for it.

My favorite midnight snack is anything sugary. I have a sweet tooth. I'm not the kind of guy to drive to Wendy's in the middle of the night."

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080311aae.html

Felipe

Jacory throw's an INT before a TD if we're taking votes still.

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Rather humorous Tim Tebow discussion with Merrill Hoge. Off-topic (I think? Should Gator bashing ever be off topic?) http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6830317&categoryid=2378529

6th-7th round draft pick, awful accuracy, almost every pass predetermined 1st target throw.

Frankly can't wait for Spence to toss his ass down yet again at another level.

Ohio_Cane

Mess at Virginia Tech. Man with a gun on campus. Everyone being told to stay inside and secure doors.

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds - VT Alert: Person with a gun reported near Dietrick. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help

dj moonbat

Tim Reynolds - VT Alert: Person with a gun reported near Dietrick. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 04, 2011 at 10:26 AM


Lord, that's all VT needs: a copycat.

Herbie Ibis

Maryland won't score no 24 pts. against us unless I'm a watching replay from last year, especially if Forston plays. J-12 won't throw many picks if they keep everything under 20 yards.

Herbie Ibis

I don't know what kind of BS FSU is telling these kids but on paper last year & this year's recruiting classes are monsters. I'd Love to see Winston get drafted in baseball in the 1ST round, it also can help there recruiting offensive players when you bring in the #1 QB. Then again look at all those years where they constantly had top 5 recruiting classes and only have 2 ships to show for it.

SinisterCane

Jint WILL throw 2 picks leading to 10 points, Morris comes in and puts the Canes on top in the fouth. I have more faith in Christianity holding hands with Islam prancing down the street singing "We are the World then Jint going PICKLESS in a game

UMike

Sinister..that is funny! lol...BUT..I do not think Golden or Fisch will give him a chance to throw many pics. I don't see them being as stubborn as Whipple, especially when you got such great RB's behind you. I think Miller and James combine for over 150 yards and J12 keeps it short..imo

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