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September 08, 2012

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SJMPARMAN

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SJMPARMAN

With a win next week, we will be 2-1. I think some naysayers thought we might be 0-2 after the first two games. Alot of improvement needed of course, but hey, lets just move on and be positive.

86Cane

Swagalicious! What's up? U still headed to the UNC game with your family and the rest of us? We are still ALL in!

nemo2002

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roachcane77

And I thought Gold wouldn't tarnish!

Laquinton

Im over today. Go canes.. We alll knew you wouldn't go undefeated but it was just the magnitude of the loss that hurts. Tits week will be interesting how the coaches and players respond. This Can some very powerful motivation as the rest of the nation laughs and mocks Miami. Hats off to ksu and ab#4.

SJMPARMAN

What week? lol

86Cane

Golden not being completely honest in his post-game interview. He's dodging, hedging, avoiding and being as vague as possible.

Seems full of self doubt, much like me.

Laquinton

My bad.. This week

mi@mic@ne

This is the only profession where winning is everything... thats the bottom line

WWIN

somebody ask what the All-American QB Chase Rettig did this week after performing surgury on da canes???

not so good compared to last week
16-32 50% passing for 219 yds 6.8 yps (yds per attempt)

well it must have taken a helluva talented defense to slow him down from his 441yd performance against us right??? So who was this talented defensive team u ask? Big Bad Maine

solarcane

Remember that line in Red Tails?

"Experience is a tough teacher, it gives you the exam first and then the lesson."

Laquinton

Well to be honest.. Maine is...

Okay Willie will... Remember when golden said he would want to play more 3-4 ... Yeah Miami isn't built like Alabama... Soo 4-3... They should have played a 4-4 today and my bad... Gaines, highsmith and Tyrone c looked terrible.

Montreal-Cane

CEO i couldn't agree more with you.

dg

If D'No is not fired by Monday, Golden should resign himself. I stopped watching after the first quarter. Losing is one thing but getting your heart taken is another.

SJMPARMAN

Does anyone recall any linebacker blitzes today? I don't.

Felipe

haha that was awesome, best type or phone spellcheck correct ever Laquinton

Montreal-Cane

Louisiana Monroe won over Arkansas

solarcane

Man Golden looks beat.

Larry's 2-0 after two weeks in. meep meep

Felipe

Wow great news for Bret Bielema,

Wisconsin looking like a horrible 1-win offense just got pushed to the back page of the newspapers thanks to Louisiana Monroe shocking Arkansas.

Bielema = defensive coach = nothing without Paul Chryst (off coord from last year) and Russell Wilson. About time the locals, you know, stop giving him unwarranted contract extensions and took notice.

[/local rant]

Felipe

...and of course they won't courtesy of the Razorbacks.

Montreal-Cane

UCLA 36
Nebraska 27

2:00 left in the 4th

Felipe

Man really hurt to watch that Golden presser. Clearly has a lot on his mind/plate. Feel for him on that note.

nemo2002

Over 500 posts on the last blog?

Hey, no one say that 'Spacers are apathetic.

nemo2002

What did U expect?
We were an average team (at best) last year, and we lost many of our best players to graduation and the NFL draft. (Meanwhile, Arthur Brown is an All American; Storm Johnson is playing well at UCF; and the local QB some of U didn't want, Teddy Bridgewater, is putting up some really impressive passing stats at Louisville).
Do U really believe the "U Tough" twaddle or Golden's "culture change" craptrap?
Let's face facts. Our running game today was anemic; our passing game was pedestrian; our defense was looser than Madonna's you know what; and our coaching staff was _________ [expletive deleted].
Did U ever think U'd live to see the day when, 2 games into the season, U're already doubtful of a winning season?

Montreal-Cane

Jim Mora great coaching job!

Felipe

One positive note for me: I did call for KSU to hang a 50 spot on Miami. Too bad I called for Miami to match them blow for blow. We'll get better.

Great win for Mora. Just last year that team was a *lost* cause even if in the PAC championship by default (USC banned). The fight with Arizona was comedy.

solarcane

UNC loses today in conference, GT lost in conference VT and us are in 1st place in the Coastal and we can't get out of our own way it's just sad

The Dude

The way I see it is 1 of 2 things are happening here: (1) The coaching staff has no idea how to teach these kids how to play football or (2) These kids arent motivated enough to learn. I think it is (1) but if it is (2) all I would do is gas them all week at practice. And I mean all week. Miami should be able to take the week of against BCC and still win. This staff has lost a ton of respect in book and has a LONG way to go to get it back.

SJMPARMAN

Good point Solar. This wasn't a conference loss even if it was a stinker of a game. I keep thinking about this team and think it will get better and not worse. When you have a veteran team, you improve alot between games 1 and 2. When you have a roster loaded with you, I think the improvement will occur later, and hopefully by game 4 or 5 we will settle down and mature. Game 3 is Bethune Cookman and that is a win.

After that, we play GT. I watched that VT GT game and came away completely unimpressed with GT, even though they should have beat VT. They are better defensively but worse offensively than they were a year ago. They don't have the dominant inside runner, or blockers, they need. Paul Johnson has coached Chan Gailey's players for a couple of years, but now he has to rely on his own recruits. He is just not that good at recruiting.

I kind of like our chances there. After that, it will be a crap shoot.

dg

Golden wanted a ticket to the big show and got it..Know he seems shell shocked! Worse defense I have ever seen! Golden was Al Groh's D Co at VA so he should be able to call his own d..D'No must be on crack/meth or have a gambling problem..he damn sure is not on our side! Please call Butch Davis and bring him in as a consultant. We'll be on probation anyway so how much worse can it get

solarcane

Randy Shannon pitched a shutout in his debut as TCU DC btw

solarcane

as linebackers coach, sorry

Montreal-Cane

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- For the second straight week, Bethune-Cookman erased a double-digit deficit as the Wildcats downed South Carolina State 27-14 to go to 2-0.

BigTimeCane

So ucla won but we lost? Doesn't mora have to deal with the same prob
Ems we do?

I was a big big fan of golden but today really made me question his overall football acumen. I know he turned temple around but something about this game revealed truths that we may have been hesitant to say and that is, maybe he's just not a good coach. You can't have terrible defense for a whole year, come back have terrible defense again against BC and get crushed by KSU and say everything is ok, we will fix it blah blah blah. I just want to see results. I understand we are young and have terrible dline play but my goodness was that the worst defense to ever step foot on a football field. Honestly and maybe this is overreaction on my part. If I were golden I would fire d'onofrio, swassey, kehoe, Franklin, and anyone else associated with that defense and offensive line. He needs to scout solid coaches and get those guys before his best friend sinks that ship with his horrible play calling. I still think golden can turn things around but he really needs to look at his staff and wonder why he isn't getting the results mora got today at ucla or UF against Texas A&m.

SJMPARMAN

I was thinking earlier the Dude that this is the end of the honeymoon for the Al Golden era. He needs to put up or shut up. He is a great talker, no doubt, but all coaches are judged by the product you put on the field and how well you coach it. He and his staff failed miserably today.

Football is about X's and O's and it is also not about X's and O's. You have to be fundamentally correct in your strategy. We were not today, especially on the defensive side of the ball. We were frequently outflanked defensively to the point that someone had to make an outstanding play for the defense called to work. And certan personnel decisions on who played and when were questionable. That is X's and O's stuff.

The other part is equally important. You have to light a fire each week for your team to play. This is where JJ was a monster. He didn't even bother to get the team fired up for Rice but against Syracuse or other Big East and other ranked opponents, you would have thought the world would end if the Canes didn't win. He sold it to the players and he sold it to the media. He knew his players read the papers and watched the news. He wanted them thinking the same thing to be on the same page.

This should have been a huge revenge game for us. The players should have come into the game not celebrating the brick in the wall but how they would destroy K State like teams have done in the past. The message should have not been about being equal to K State but how we have progressed to a point that teams like K State are deserving of our respect but we are too good for them. I am not saying we pick the pre-game fights like we did in the JJ era, but you want to see some fire in the eyes of the players. But every time Jimmy did it, he would also call a road trip a business trip, reminding the team that details matter.

I honestly believe Al Golden has the ability to lead this University back to football greatness. But he has to grow a pair. He has the right guy on offense, and his attention to special teams are Jimmyesq. But he needs to stop this defensive calamity before it costs him his job. Because one or two more losses where the opponents go for 500 yards of offensive will soon lead to banners flying over Sunlife or whatever they want to call it these days.

nemo2002

ESPN SPORTS CENTER reports that UM gave up 50 points (or more) for only the 6th time in school history.

Ouch!

The Dude

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | September 09, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Agreed.

nemo2002

Sorry to disappoint, SJMPARMAN, but U're wrong about the "troll" thing. Get real!

PS. I concur with your 12:09 AM post. It was well written and right on target. Also, I sympathize and agree with BigTimeCane's comments.

86Cane

Be good Canespacers.

Sleep on it and try to sleep well.

New blog in the AM...

SJMPARMAN

BTC you are right. But I would go as far as you do. I don't think they ever made a commitment to the running game. They were down 14 points again before the blink of the eye. And while I love his potential, lets fact it, the Duke didn't play well today. They put balls in his hands and he dropped them in the passing game. That will improve in the future, I assure you.

Mike James is a nice guy, great smile, great family history or whatever but he is not an every down running back upon which you base your totally offensive philosophy upon. Storm was that guy, or Duke (in a couple of years) or Edge, or Stephen Mcguire or guys who can make defenses respect run support when they design the scheme. Mike James is a three yards per carry back. I don't know his stats from a career perspective but I would guess it isn't much better than that.

You have to run to set up what you want to do in the passing game. 40 yards of running game offense in a game loses you the game. He might be a great person but he hasn't been the answer since he was given the job..

SJMPARMAN

I am going off line here before I make the mistake of saying things that I wake up the next day and regret having said. You all Canes fans know what I mean. I think this team has enormous potential, it might be as talented a team as I can remember in 10 years. But the players have to do their thing, and the coaches have to BELIEVE how lucky they were to get the talent. Beyond that, I bid you all a good night and lets stay positive, believe in the players, and Coach Golden to make the right decisions about what is best for this team.

solarcane

And while I love his potential, lets fact it, the Duke didn't play well today. They put balls in his hands and he dropped them in the passing game. That will improve in the future, I assure you.

sjm you are correct.
I mentioned the other day lets see how Duke does against college senior All Americans (#4) before we start counting on him to win a bunch of games as a freshman.

He will become a real good back, and leave for the NFL.
We will be a 6-6 team with sanctions in place and Golden will have his hands full trying to get premier high school players to even consider Miami ( formerly known as The U to their parents )

Zakkee

We need a coach like this..excuse the language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nFu0Fx8MS0&feature=related

SJMPARMAN

Solar - Do you think AB is an All American? I know it has been a long day for you and I but really? He is a decent player. But an All American? He was just okay today. I woulda preferred him to our middle LB today but he wasn't a difference maker.

You just love to instigate stuff don't you? You have always been the realist on the blog and we need that. I can't remember the number of times that 12-0 seasons by all blog members were predicted when you were right about how those expectations were not true.

I never thought this was a 10 win team, or even a 9 win team. But dangit Solar, I think hoping has a value in itself. If you are a fan, it is always better to drink a tad bit of koolaid than drink the poison. But you are probably right that the poison may be more realistic for this year.

SJMPARMAN

I don't think Duke will leave for the NFL. Quite frankly, he should have left after last week, lol. He has a ton of maturity to gain before he is NFL ready. It was the same for Lamarr last year. If your goal is to be a 4th round pick, leave early. If your goal is to be a 1st rounder, and make a great salary and more important with a guaranteed contract, you leave when you are ready. He is not NFL ready by a long shot.

His parents need to understand that the money will come when it is due. It will require them to be patient and wait until he develops into an NFL back. Lamarr Miller was not an NFL back when he turned pro. I would argue that he wasn't even a great college back when he did it. But that whole class who turned to the NFL too early may have been the greatest example of guys who were mislead or deceived about their talent based upon performance. And performance mattters to the NFL.

Hassan

AL Golden is our coach, I do not want another coach, stop with who our coach should be. He is going to get this fixed. Our OL is young our DL is young and they go beat. They will get strong and smarter and tougher. Lets support the team they need it, come out to the BCC game and support them. The young guys will learn where they need to be and they will play in a system, if coach can get Temple to be a top notch d he can do it here. KSU is a good team and we played them at home. We will take our lumps but those guys are going to get better, some guys wont be here. If you can not play the right way you can not play for Coach Golden.

Felipe

Agreed Hassan.

SJMPARMAN

Well Hassan, your post would have been appropriate about Randy a few years ago. But this is really not about Head Coaches as coordinators, and nothing inspires fan more than blatant ineptitude. And that is what we saw today. So as I said earlier, Al you either deliver competency on that side of the ball or banners will be flying. I don't like the banners but I know how these things work.

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