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October 29, 2012

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Hassan


http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/10/video-al-golden-press-conference-before-virginia-tech.html

Skip to 1:13 Another Susan classic...

Maybe she can ask Coach what is causing Global Warming?

Ken roberts

Folks, don,t worry about the OPENING odds. They are set by Vegas. The odds will change according to the money. The objective of Vegas is to EQUALIZE the betting. That way, no mayter who wins, they have a sure profit.

Hassan

Dallas Crawford has a lot of wiggle. Not super great long speed but he really can move. I would love to see our seniors step up like kendall tompkins and DJ24 and Mike James

SOUP

Willie...not yet, on the road in Fort Pierce right now and headed to the 954. I will check then and reply.

Raize...yes, replied, good to go!

SOUP

So....anybody ready to see Dallas in the backfield taking the snap faking the wild cat to duke and than fucking the run and throwing a bomb down field....? Cause I can see it!

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | October 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM

NO COMMENT. ;-)

SOUP

Love to see Dallas crawford breakout this week

Posted by: Brevardcane | October 30, 2012 at 08:34 AM

Hey, hands off, that's MY Legend of the Fall U are talking about right there. LOL

j.w.

Nick- not going to affect us, as our case will likely be decided long before Aug. 13, 2013. And they may say they can apply it retroactively, but I'll be shocked if they actually do it.
As for this:
Trust the NFL wisdom over your own... Ijs

Posted by: CoCane | October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Agree. Trust them that our DL is worse than any Miami line that anyone can remember, trust them that it really is worse than what Golden had at Temple, trust them when they say but for the U on the helmet, the front 7 could be confused with UCF, and trust them when they say that there's a reason why many felt 6-6 would be an accomplishment, not a disappointment. And enjoy the wins when we do better than 6-6.

WWIN

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | October 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM

What do you wanna see Dallas doing to the run????? Lol

orange 'n green in the vein

Just a little circumstancial evidence in the refs biased for ND file to consider, taken from the weekly BMOC article on ESPN by Wojciechowski;

"8. Tweet of the week

New York Post reporter Lenn Robbins knew early on that Oklahoma had no chance against Notre Dame. His tweet from the OU press box Saturday night:

"Why ND will win this game. The field judge is named McGinn; the ump is Feeney; the Head linesman is McGrath; the field judge is Gallagher."

No report on what the replay official was named though.

herbieibis

They better hurry up and settle this case against us and we better hurry up and get to 6 wins.

pbcfrcane13

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205722039

injury report

raizecane

86 - did u get my text message?

nick

This is not good...

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8572310/ncaa-approves-tougher-sanctions-rule-breakers

pbcfrcane13

So....anybody ready to see Dallas in the backfield taking the snap faking the wild cat to duke and than fucking the run and throwing a bomb down field....? Cause I can see it!

tjl3909

http://blogs.roanoke.com/andybittervirginiatechfootball/2012/10/28/hokies-focused-heading-into-coastal-tilt-with-miami-wiles-were-playing-for-something-you-know/

Brevardcane

Love to see Dallas crawford breakout this week

BigWindyCane1

Per ESPN:

Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2) at Miami (4-4, 3-2), 7:30 p.m., ESPN. Both teams come in off a bye week for this crucial Coastal Division matchup. The winner of this game could very well end up in the ACC championship game. Miami, Virginia Tech and Duke each have two losses at the top of the division standings. But the Hurricanes and Hokies are the only teams in the Coastal that can claim a berth in Charlotte by winning their remaining ACC games. Virginia Tech has won three straight in the series and has won six of eight since both schools joined the ACC in 2004. This marks the first year since 2008 that at least one team has not been nationally ranked entering the game. The Hokies have struggled on offense all year, but they could take advantage of weaknesses in a Miami defense that has been one of the worst in the country. As for Miami, the Hurricanes are going to need much better performances from Stephen Morris and Duke Johnson if they have any hopes of winning this game. Both have struggled through injuries of late but should be healthy going into this one.

Current ESPN Bowl Projection: Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28: Miami

Dude on a Pale Horse

Meant against the run and pass in regards to Bush. Also, I would consider mover Gunter to FS and having Bush play SS with Finnie and McGee who are both doing good jobs at CB. Then my line would be Chickillo, Pierre and Shayon. With LBs McCord (blitz 90%) Denzel (pass) Johnson (run) and Terry or Hamilton (Blitz a lot)

Dude on a Pale Horse

The goal of every good defense is to force the other team into mistakes. Whether you're philosophy is 3-4, 4-3 or the nickle. You have to speed up the QB's decision making process to force bad throws, not just INTs, but just incompletions. The New York Giants do a great job out of a 4 man line because the have so many great DEs. The Steelers do a good job with 3 man fronts because they can confuse you with their LBs and scheme. Greg Williams was great with the Saints out of the nickle. The one thing they all have in common is hurrying the QB. I believe we have the CBs to blitz MUCH MORE than we are. Bush is really the only Safety I trust right now in coverage and against the pass. I HATE this sit back and wait for them to make mistakes crap. When the offense knows the slant is open all day.

WWIN

86,

Did you get my email???

orange 'n green in the vein

I think D'No drinks that many before watching film on Sunday. Maybe we've got the mystery of the bad game-plans solved?

86Cane

I bet the have to retire the name "Sandy" from the Hurricane list before this is all over. I feel bad for the folks in the NE.

86Cane

I have to drink 12 beers to help relieve the pain and prevent a heart attack.

Posted by: Al | October 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Twelve? Just twelve? Shoot OGV drinks that many before we even get to the tailgate.

LIGHTWEIGHT.

CoCane

So Da U in Houston. You know more than an NFL scout??? Psyche. Playing Your CB's & LB's off of the line in zone coverage is to help a young or slow secondary when your d-line can get pressure with 4 or 3 down lineman. Not when your CB's & LB's are decent but your d-line is the weakest link & can't get pressure. Even in that case, you don't sit your CB's & LB's 10 yards back. When you do that, you just end up giving up 5 yards to the RB before he gets touched & give up easy 1st downs with a slant or an out with the pass on 3rd & 5-7 yards. You sit the CB's & LB's 5 yards back at most.

The point the NFL scout is making is if your LB's & CB's are decent but your d-line can't get pressure, you protect your d-line by blitzing more. That way you force mistakes against the pass that allows your speed in the secondary to make the play. Sitting in a zone without pressure just lets the WR settle in a soft spot in the zone. That's easy pitch & catch. Any QB can pick that apart, no matter how much they suck...

Trust the NFL wisdom over your own... Ijs

Al

CoCane, I feel what you feel. Watching our NoD is torture. They give you the slow death. I have to drink 12 beers to help relieve the pain and prevent a heart attack. The worst part is that they tell you it is going to get better. Well, when you are this bad, it's really hard to get worst.

Tonycane

Did marve have surgery or is he playing with a super-thick brace? I hope he goes out there in his last few games and makes an impression.

Tonycane

Totally agree, orange and green. Meyer takes over a team that was one year removed from a decade of dominance of the big 10. Most of the talent is still there. And the big 10 is in a state of flux, with Wisconsin and penn state trending down and Michigan treading water. Perfect scenario this year for an innovative, top level coach and recruiter to step into.

orange 'n green in the vein

At this point, yes.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Do we control our destiny in the coastal?

Da U N Houston

CoCane, of course I do not know what all goes in the building, but if ur D line can not get pressure you have to play your DB's off b/c you don't want to get beat beat. With a weak pass rush, u play off and give the underneath stuff and come up and make a tackle. Yes this will cause you to give up a lot of yards, but it will 1 keep the score manageable, 2. Hide ur inefficiencies (the d-line rush) and 3 help with confidence. With the youth we're playing with his is the best approach.

CoCane

So the NFL scout says we don't bring enough pressure & the CB's are playing too far off the ball. WHY THE FUKK DOES EVERYONE SEE THIS EXCEPT GOLDEN & NO'D???!!! This pizzes me off to no end! (Mean mugging & pulling my dreds)

tjl3909

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/sports/2012/oct/29/tdsport03-trip-to-miami-could-test-tech-ar-2318690/

WWIN

Posted by: raizecane | October 29, 2012 at 01:01 PM

I would add that he could have easily lost two games tho

herbieibis

Will see if Goldie knows how to coach or not. Tech has been our nemisis forever and a day and usually the roof caves in on us when we play them. Great article in the Herald about our superior defensive line talent, Yeah Right! Goldie better not flub this game up. He's had 10 days to reserect this mess we created for ourslves. No excuses, about youth, injury or whatever, this has got to be a win

Al


MIAMI OPENS AT A 2.5 UNDERDOG? WE ARE AT HOME,ON A THURSDAY NIGHT,LETS GET SOME TURKEY...

Posted by: canezilla | October 29, 2012 at 05:56 AM

Is that within the margin of error?

orange 'n green in the vein

raize, he's always gotten the most out of his roster but the Big 10 is really mediocre this year, like almost historically mediocre. Still that offense he runs is going to be tough for your traditional Big 10 defensive roster to ever catch up to, even with Saban's blueprint easily referenced on how to shut it down though, and I liked the Withers hire as his co-DC.

Old Skool

Outside of an FSU game, this could be the first time a hurricane affects the preparations of a school we're due to play.

Ohio_Cane

Prayers out to any of U 'Spacers over on the East coast. I'm kind of close, but won't be that bad here. Atlantic City and Rehoboth beach, etc will be devastating.

raizecane

Food for thought....Urban Myeres takes over the OSU program and could go undefeated. Yes, the talent was probably there but to incorporate a new system and still possibly go undefeated is pretty good coaching if you ask me.

raizecane


Lou...USF game will likely be at noon.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM

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Looks like I will be heading down friday night then.

orange 'n green in the vein

Tubbs would be stepping down to take the Kentucky job. At this point it's barely a step up for Cut to leave Duke for the other basketball school.

I'm sure Golden's agent will try and use a basketball school opening to wrangle an extension and raise out of UM though, good thing there's no AD just stopping through to be dumb enough to ink it for another .500 year this time!

canesteeler

One of my ex travel baseball players just committed to the U in baseball. His name is Michael Medavilla. Another friend with a son who is a stud and possible high draft pick in the 2014 draft also committed to the U. His name is Brian (Big B) Gonzalez.

j.w.

Soup- love UM Basketball, and baseball, but I don't get into either until the season starts for each team.

UMbooster

A member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees who is extremely close to the NCAA investigation at UM has told me that the university and the ACC have asked the NCAA to delay announcing their findings and potential sanctions againt Miami until after this season has ended.

The source has said that the ACC has appealed to the NCAA on behalf of UM and the conference because it want's a marquee matchup (UM vs FSU) for the ACC title game and does not want a Duke vs FSU rematch for TV and revenue reasons.

The source has said that the NCAA is taking it under consideration and may delay the announcement and any pending sanctions until after the 2012 season to ensure that UM is eligible for the title game should the Hurricanes win out.

In addition I have been told that the NCAA is considering significantly reducing the potential sanctions against UM due to the university's excellent academic standing and top 10 NCAA GSR rate over the last 7 years. So there is a very good chance that UM could get off easy in terms of sanctions and penalties from the NCAA.

Posted by: Rumor Monger | October 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM

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I am close to several people on the Board of Trustees and a large donor myself, although not on the board.

I'm telling anyone that reads this, that the above is a totally unsubstantiated rumor and not likely to happen.

I know exactly what's going on inside UM, boosters, BOT, and the athletic department and I can say with strong conviction, that no one knows what is going to happen. The NCAA is playing their cards face down, as they usually do.

No one at UM knows of any deal even being discussed between the ACC and the NCAA. The fact that this is out on a message board negates its credibility. Were something like this actually be in the works, there is no way it would ever get out, but that's moot, because its not happening.

It's actually cruel to get people's hopes up on this nonsense. Nobody knows what the NCAA is going to do, go easy, hard, or in between. Not only have they not even decided what the punishment is, they even haven't decided what their allegations are going to be.

86Cane

Hassan...where U at with your rumors bruh? LOL

CaneRock

Fight talk

Golden was asked Sunday whether there was an incident with freshman linebacker Gabe Terry, who, according to Internet chatter, is suspended for fighting with freshman defensive lineman Jelani Hamilton.

“Is he suspended?” Golden said. “I don’t even know what incident you’re talking about. I have no idea.”

Golden said both players were at practice Sunday.

“Gabe is playing a lot of special teams,” Golden said. “Jelani is competing right now with [Jalen] Grimble for the second end spot. Neither one is a finished product by any stretch of the imagination. But good attitude, keep moving forward and live and learn.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/29/3071837/miami-hurricanes-tyriq-mccord.html#storylink=cpy

86Cane

Football Rumor Mill‏@fbrumormill

Jon Gruden is looking more unlikely at Tennessee. He now appears more likely to land in the NFL. Bobby Petrino could emerge as a candidate.

Kentucky appears to be targeting David Cutcliffe and Tommy Tuberville as potential replacements for Joker Phillips.

canezilla


Besides BCC, have we been favored in ANY games this season?

Posted by: CaneRock | October 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM
BOSTON COLLEGE.IT STARTED AS US UNDERDOGS THEN FLIPPED

86Cane

Torn ACL and all, Marve to get the start for Purdue

Posted by John Taylor on October 29, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

AP
This is how bad it’s gotten for Purdue at the quarterback position: the Boilermakers are willingly opting for a player with a significant knee issue over a healthy one.

With Caleb TerBush struggling — eight interceptions, completing just 58 percent of his passes — and Purdue riding a four-game losing streak, head coach Danny Hope announced that sixth-year senior Robert Marve will get the start against Penn State Saturday.

Marve started the season opener thanks to a TerBush suspension, but suffered a torn ACL — the third of his career — the following weekend. Hope had hinted earlier this month that Marve could return this season, and that came to fruition with back-to-back appearances against Michigan and Wisconsin.

TerBush was then pulled during the third quarter of the most recent loss to Minnesota in favor of Marve, who responded with two touchdown passes. That was enough for Hope to pull the trigger on a change to his starter.

“Robert got a chance to play (Saturday), and he played very well,” the coach said.

86Cane

HurricaneSports‏@hurricanesports

With short game week, Coach Al Golden will answer questions today at 12:15 p.m. before press conference. Tweet us questions using #AskAl.

86Cane

From @Orlando_Magic: GM Hennigan Happy With Final Roster, Praises @DequanJones5 - http://on.nba.com/S7S0YG

orange 'n green in the vein

Honeymoon is over 86, time to see some results, you can't get repeatedly blown the hell out regardless of who it is but especially against rivals and expect everybody to bury their head in the sand.

As bad as Shannon's roster was in '07 and as underclassmen filled as they were in '08, they still got that rivalry win in Doak and then edged VT late the next year to make people settle down some. Golden's signature win so far; a sub .500 OSU team or a sub .500 USF team that has fallen to pieces this year. Not very inspiring to date in any way you want to spin it.

86Cane

OGV...I'll be in G'ville at least for the Friday night game. I'll stay for an early game on Saturday if they play at 1 PM or something like that.

86Cane

I hate F'n noon games. They blow worse than UF fans

Posted by: Lou of M | October 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Everybody hates noon games and Gator fans Lou, but early games are a result of losing. If U want 3:30 PM or 8:00 PM games U better start winning ALL of the games U are expected to win (UNC) and some of the games U are predicted to lose (FSU).

86Cane

Ohio...yes, there is no shame in losing to those three teams, but being blown out was NOT pretty. Those were the three losses I had assumed or expected MIGHT happen this season and entered them into my 9-3 season prediction. But winning ONE of them (FSU) was really necessary to say we had turned the corner. And losing to UNC was totally unacceptable by anyone's standards. It makes beating VT absolutely necessary to salvage this season.

A win against the Hokies would be totally HUGE for this coaching staff and the team's confidence going forward. A loss would simply be devastating and would likely result in the hounds of war (so-called Miami fans) being unleashed with no mercy. It now appears they are always at the door.

orange 'n green in the vein

Chokie special teams have been pretty close to atrocious all year long also, so being a FG dog at home with both teams coming off a bye is basically Vegas saying that UM talent is the same but their coaching is just that much of a TD worse than slightly better than Bill Dooley.

Bill Dooley > Al Golden?

Awesome work Special K. I actually think UM wins this game. Of course I felt like that before UNC too so that's not saying much either.

Yeah, I'm tentatively down for a three game road stand in the old hometown 86. As long as Jim Morris is still coaching UM that is. ;)

Lou of M

I hate F'n noon games. They blow worse than UF fans

86Cane

Lou...USF game will likely be at noon.

Ohio_Cane

3 of our 4 losses: #2, #3, and #9 in the country.

Blowouts, yes. Still a silver lining.

Lou of M

What time do you guys think the USF game will be at?

CaneRock

Besides BCC, have we been favored in ANY games this season?

86Cane

Panama...I will be in Tally for the UM vs FSU mens BB game on Wed. 2/13. We should hook up at Barnacle Bills for some oysters and beer and go to the game together.

Raize...remeber, UM vs UCF is on Tuesday 12/18 @UCF.

Zilla...UM vs FAU baseball @FAU is on Wed. 2/20.

UM plays UF in baseball on March 1-3 in Gainesville. Ocala and OGV U up for that?

BigWindyCane-Forecast1

Canes better beat VT. The future of the free world, and this blog, depends on it.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 29, 2012 at 08:46 AM

This might be the biggest game of Al Golden's tenure at UM. Its a home game, national TV, Canes are a slight underdog, Canes had a bye week to prepare, they face a rival that year-after-year stands in their way and the Canes players are getting better and healthy.

A win could launch a young Canes team into their first-ever ACC-CG, extinguish the dominance VT and GT has had over the Coastal and give the Canes an important edge on recruiting and building Golden's program next year and beyond.

A lot is riding on Thursday.

Ohio_Cane

Al Golden to WQAM's Joe Rose on DE Kelvin Cain: "My gut is he'll return" to team.

Miami commitment Ray Lewis III selected for the Semper Fi All-American Bowl.

panamacitycane

I cheer for the UM baseball and basketball teams. But im not really into college basketball or baseball. It kind of bores me. Mainly because I live far away and can't make the games. But I think miami plays fsu in tally this year? If so ill definetly be there. I was at the womens game last year and watched the last second three for miami to win that was pretty fun

pbcfrcane13

Love the basketball team and like baseball, but those can be talked about when Conf play starts....IMO

raizecane

86 - I am sure there are but since those sports have not kicked into high gear, people are still focused on football.

The fact that we are a 2.5 underdog, at home, against a 4 - 4 team is pitiful.

86Cane

Funny, I thought with no UM football game this weekend that the basketball and baseball articles would be a nice and welcome distraction from football? Not a lot of UM baseball or basketball fans here?

86Cane

Canes better beat VT. The future of the free world, and this blog, depends on it.

canezilla

MIAMI OPENS AT A 2.5 UNDERDOG? WE ARE AT HOME,ON A THURSDAY NIGHT,LETS GET SOME TURKEY...

canezilla

MORNING!!!

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