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January 21, 2012

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RCCF

First Again....need a 2012 shirt

SOUP

RCCF...as the founder and original 12% U get a Canespace shirt for LIFE! Working on the new design now for 2012. More to follow...

j.w.

Top 3!

canesteeler

Interesting article.

roachcane77

WOW... NICE RESEARCH!

Somebody's doing some major homework!

Speaking of homework... between my classes, and tennis tryouts... I haven't had a chance to read my AG books. About 1/3 through the 5 Dysfunctions book... (to this point, only would give it a so-so rating.) Hopefully will get to finish it this weekend.

SOUP

WOW... NICE RESEARCH!

Somebody's doing some major homework!

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM

For some reason this REALLY interested me so I dug in deep with both hands. Thanks for the compliment!

Old Skool

From an article in the NYTimes magazine
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/edlife/how-big-time-sports-ate-college-life.html?pagewanted=2&hp

“Here is evidence that suggests that when your football team does well, grades suffer,” said Dr. Waddell, who compared transcripts of over 29,700 students from 1999 to 2007 against Oregon’s win-loss record. For every three games won, grade-point average for men dropped 0.02, widening the G.P.A. gender gap by 9 percent. Women’s grades didn’t suffer. In a separate survey of 183 students, the success of the Ducks also seemed to cause slacking off: students reported studying less (24 percent of men, 9 percent of women), consuming more alcohol (28 percent, 20 percent) and partying more (47 percent, 28 percent).

Ohio_Cane

Well done again, SOUP! Very nice article and well researched.

SOUP

Ohio...check email.

SOUP

Ohio, UMike and Hassan...we need to talk about NSD on 2/1/12. I want to divide up or assign duties for that day so we can be as efficient and effective as possible.

One person needs to follow the UM website at www.hurricanesports.com.

One person needs to follow Twitter.

One person needs to follow Canesport(Rivals), ITU (ESPN) and Canestime (Scout).

One person needs to follow the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post.

I am going to be home in the morning from 6 AM to 11 AM so I can do whichever one nobody else wants to do.

I think Hassan is the only perosn who has active pay accounts at Rivals and Scout or ITU.

I am going to leave at 11 AM after most of the action to drive down to Miami for the NSD event at UM from 6-8 PM to take photos and do some interviews then go to the UM basketball game vs MD at 8 PM.

I'll post that on Thursday AM.

UMike

SOUP...I will be in school from 10 - to 2:30..i can try to jump in after that or whatever i can in the morning lol

Six

In the spirit of the game got question for you. In the 4th game of the 1971 world series ( # 398 ) what event occured on the first pitch and who was the Pirate pitcher,
what happened to the ball?
answer will be posted 4 PM today.
Tired of the recruiting speculation FEB 1 cant get here fast enough.
Jean & Fran

Posted by: Fran | January 21, 2012 at 07:54 AM


Ah Fran, I had to do some serious thinking on this one. I do know that it was the Pirates vs. the Orioles and I think that was the first night game in World Series history? I do not remember the pitcher though

I think I remember that from watching some baseball documentaries on PBS

Rays signed Luke Scott - which is odd that they got another semi-local type kid. Last year it was Damon who went to Dr. Phillips

This year it's Luke Scott, who was born in DeLeon Springs and went to DeLand High .. my family is in DeLeon Springs and I basically grew up in DeLand

Rays also got Carlos Pena back. Sucks b/c that means my boy Casey Kotchman (local Tampa kid) is out. Los is a great clubhouse guy, was with the Rays during the playoff runs/World Series year ... but the guy strikes out like he's swinging a car antenna up at the plate

Loved Kotch b/c he can hit to all fields and is statistically the best fielding 1Basemen in MLB history

Spring Training can't get here fast enough. Already went to some of the Rays prospects workouts at Tropicana Field

Let me know if you and Jean are going to roll down to Bradenton to see the Buccos or somewhere closer to where the Buccos are playing possibly

I know they're playing the Astros in Kissimmee on Sunday, March 25th at 1:05. That's probably the closest they'll be to you

Hassan

Sounds good bro. I got active accounts on both itu and canesport

I can watch twitter too call me

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

One person needs to follow Canesport(Rivals), ITU (ESPN) and Canestime (Scout).

Soup, forgive me for this non-sense correction, but i thought itu is owned by 24/7 sports now?

orange 'n green in the vein

(1) QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame;
(2) RB Joe McKnight, USC;
(3) Safety Eric Berry, Tennessee;
(4) QB Ryan Mallet, Michigan/Arkansas;
(7) DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina;
(24) WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois;
(27) QB Tyrod Taylor, VT;
(28) QB Cam Newton, UF/Auburn.

1), 2), 7), 24), 27), could all be argued as being given too much credit, not trying to be an SEC aristocrat by any means but only one guy on that list has a national championship ring. You can make a decent case that Austin had more impact off the field by uncorking the Chimera of recent NCAA-wide cheating scandals than he ever had on the field at UNC. Clausen's a punchline of the Jabba the Weiss era at Lame, McKnight was a decent offensive player in a bad defensive league who never took his team to the promised land and in fact saw them submerge during his time there from where they were when he signed, Benn was a good player on a bad to middling team but I think he actually played in a Rose Bowl that he shouldn't have during his time and Taylor . . . oh I forgot, the standard bearer institution. Nice empty trophy case standard bearer. Is he even in the NFL still or did he not even get there in the first place?

Interesting blog though SOUP and it puts the recruitnik 24/7/365 mentality in perspective of just how futile it is to obsess over signing day this year. If anything, obsess over the 2009/08 signing day instead, it's much more important to this year on the field.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

I am going to leave at 11 AM after most of the action to drive down to Miami for the NSD event at UM from 6-8 PM to take photos and do some interviews then go to the UM basketball game vs MD at 8 PM.

I'll post that on Thursday AM.

Posted by: SOUP | January 21, 2012 at 01:38 PM

This!

I will be here for sure and watch that hoops game!

Fran

Six ..... it was the first night game ...the pitcher was Luke Walker ( I don't even remember him at all )The ball was taken out of the game and given to Commissioner Buie Kuhn to be enshrined in the HOF.
I looked at Pirates Spring training sched. They play at Trop on March 11 that may be our chance right there. My Carido Dr is insisting no knees replaced for at least 4-5 months too many surgeries too soon.

SOUP

Soup, forgive me for this non-sense correction, but i thought itu is owned by 24/7 sports now?

Posted by: Sean Spence is a Beast!!! | January 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM

They are part of the 24/7 Network but I think that entire thing is connected to or underwritten by ESPN?

SOUP

Interesting blog though SOUP and it puts the recruitnik 24/7/365 mentality in perspective of just how futile it is to obsess over signing day this year.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM

I agree with your assessment and as I indicated in the article I was being VERY generous with some of those "impact players".

The ones I picked are names everyone has heard of, made an impoact on their teams and are also all in the NFLU but to varying degrees of success.

Just throwing darts ova heya!

Fran

soup
If you have it can you pass on my email address to Six I don't want to do too many off topic messages here.
Fran

Ohio_Cane

East/West Shrine Game starts now on NFL Network

WindyCane-Forecast1


Ran into Duke Johnson again recently. I saw him play during the season and the playoffs. Duke is not very big, but Duke has the heart of a lion and a bunch of talent. Duke is the best High School RB I have seen play in a long time, he is a likeable kid and he will play for UM immediately.

Darius White, the Manatee LB, is good. I hope we can keep Northrup, too, because even with Cookie coming back, LB is a critical position of need for the Canes. The State of Florida had a thin LB class this year, so if UM can get Northrup, White, along with Whitt, Kirby and some of the other DE/LBs in this class, this could be a very good LB class for Golden to begin building his true 3-4 defense.

Byrd was a solid WR, and the coaches always said he had NFL-type talent. His problem was that he played behind three better playmakers - Benjamin (one of the fastest players in college football) and Streeter (a potential 2nd round pick) and Hurns (better routes, blocker, hands, speed than Byrd).

Also, Byrd did not have a good QB throwing him the ball here at UM. When I attended UM games and could see the entire field, it really struck me that Jacory is not very talented. Jacory (Kiper's No. 22 rated QB prospect) eliminated the mistakes under the tutelage of Jedd Fisch, but Jacory did not make (or attempt) a lot of throws that a better college QB would have. Jacory really lacks a real major college arm, and he lacked the ability to look off safeties and LBs.

I think UM will improve dramatically in the post-Jacory era. Jacory was not a good leader on or off the field, and he also lacked real athletic talent. Its time for the Canes to return to that era when they were known as QB-U. The post-Jacory QBs appear to be a better group than what they have had in the last 5-7 years.

Golden's Canes will surprise some people this year.

mi@mic@ne

Chase Ford sets up the touchdown.. 66 yrd reception down the middle in traffic.. this qb has the big arm

TJL

Chase Ford just made a heckava play

UMike

Upon Further Review -

There's already been 9 arrests in the Will Muschamp era at Florida. What happened to the "Florida Way"? http://fb.me/KAJcG9Zo

UMike

Phillip Dorsett - Let's go Chase!

Cane's family showing love..also Dorsett looks big in his twitter pic, he isnt missing to many work outs lol

Ohio_Cane

Byrd with a TD then throws up the U!

Ohio_Cane

Reports going around that JoePa is near death and family is summoning close friends to say final goodbyes. Wow, that quick after being fired. Kinda creepy

Ohio_Cane

Kristen Kenney reporting Goldman to UM is done. Says he's focusing on Bama, Auburn and FSWhoo

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Byrd with a TD then throws up the U!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 21, 2012 at 05:19 PM

With the rest of the Canes gang, very nice to see! Love that they're proud of their canes roots regardless of how they performed throughout their career here.

Old Skool

Espn saying Joe Pa's in serious condition with complications from his lung cancer

Ohio_Cane

Old Skool, just tried to post that about 20 mins ago and Typepad ate it apparently. Lol

Kinda creepy it's this close to when he was fired. Weird

Ohio_Cane

^^ Oh, it didnt eat it, it's there now. Weird

SOUP

If you have it can you pass on my email address to Six I don't want to do too many off topic messages here.

Posted by: Fran | January 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM

Fran...right about now OFF topic comments are no big deal. And as long as they are sports related (baseball included) and trivia centered then I have no issue with that at all.

Plus Six changes his email addy more often than you change...well U know. I'll check and see what I have and try to make the connection but just to be sure in the meantime just email yours at:

canespace86@aol.com

BTW...I would love to see U and Jean at a Spring training game in Orlando (Braves play @ Disney) or Tigers in Lakeland.

SOUP

Kristen Kenney reporting Goldman to UM is done. Says he's focusing on Bama, Auburn and FSWhoo

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM

And after having read the email I sent U today why do U think that is?

I'll give U ONE guess!

SOUP

also Dorsett looks big in his twitter pic, he isnt missing to many work outs lol

Posted by: UMike | January 21, 2012 at 05:12 PM

According to Da Skreetz Mr. Dorsett is one of the TOP 10 weight room junkies.

Ohio_Cane

And after having read the email I sent U today why do U think that is?

I'll give U ONE guess!

Posted by: SOUP | January 21, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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That's my work email. Can't check it from home so I haven't seen it yet

Ohio_Cane

Also SOUP, I followed ALL of those last year (Twitter, UM coverage, ITU, Rivals, etc) so in good with whatever I'm assigned. I don't have an account with any pay sites so someone who does can do that.

CaneFan47

Watching the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl All Star game where we have Futch, Washington, Johnson and Jacory. Most all of the players have logo stickers from different schools besides their own on their helmets except for the Miami players, which I took some pride in for some reason. Then I saw Jacory and he has a big Nebraska N on one side of his helmet in place of The []_[]. SMH.

I know its not that big a deal but it still bothered me.

4-Real

Share the Goldman newz guys.Not cool 2 keep secrets from U family :(

Ohio_Cane

4-Real, I said about a month ago Goldman wasn't coming to Miami. I don't know what the new email says yet, but it may be something new? Other than the fact that he's going to Bama?

PS - Typepad not letting me sign in. Saying Canespace isn't registered

86Cane

Ohio...I just signed in no problem? Close and reopen your browser OR restart you 'puter and see what happens?

86Cane

Share the Goldman newz guys.Not cool 2 keep secrets from U family :(

Posted by: 4-Real | January 21, 2012 at 08:21 PM

U CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

According to several sources...IF Goldman goes to Bama he, his family and his HS coach will get EXTRA benefits.

IF he allegedly has his hand out for $$$ there is NO CHANCE he winds up at UM.

IF he allegedly is playing the other schools for what they are worth and goes there then U know what's up.

IF he decides on UM on NSD then he is gonna be a modern day HERO for turning down the $$$ and signing with an institution of higher education.

Ohio_Cane

SOUP, got it. Restarted my phone. Thanks!

DrewZ2

ah Soup you beat me to it. I also heard that Goldman had his hand out during the recruiting contest but Golden wasn't having any of it. The SEC has shady business going on and everyone knows about it except the NCAA apparently.

On another conspiricy note; the NCAA kept this pretty quiet but it is now against NCAA rules for a parent to act as an agent...ala Cam Newton. So its ok for Cam Newton and Auburn to do it but now after he's gone we'll make it illegal...sketchy

SOUP

SOUP, got it. Restarted my phone. Thanks!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Remember that for NSD...it's gonna get crazy up in here!

Six

Will find out about Avery Young soon hopefully

Co-worker/good friend of mine is real good friends with his head coach. Said that it was between UiF/Auburn/UGA ... he had to tell Nick Saban on the phone that Avery wasn't interested in them

SOUP

Six...send me your most recent email so I can hook U up with Fran.

canespace86@aol.com

SlingBlade

so now scouts lists tyriq mccord as a soft verbal...i wonder if that is because he is visiting USC on the 27th

Ohio_Cane

Remember that for NSD...it's gonna get crazy up in here!

Posted by: SOUP | January 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM
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I won't need that. I'll have 2 PC's and a TV goin. Can't get any more ALL IN!!

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