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October 05, 2012

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MassivCane

Uno!

nemo2002

REPOST

Who's the next big name to leave the U?

Yep, Al Golden. FEAR THE TIE

If he receives national attention for having done a good job at Miami (under notoriously Tough U conditions) AND
The NCAA comes down hard on the Canes AND
Some other school offers him a big, fat raise AND
He finally realizes that empty stadiums and lack of resources make the U2Tough . . .
Then he's out of here in a flash!

Al Golden? In truth . . . We Hardly Know U

nemo2002

Hyde5: Blame Shalala, not Eichorst, for UM issues
Dave Hyde
8:06 a.m.

Was Shawn Eichhorst a myth at Miami? I never met him, never saw him, never heard him talk, was told he didn't talk to alums or supporters. I was told he never did media interviews. This athletic department needs a salesman as much as a CEO. In fitting fashion, he announced his leaving through a statement released at Nebraska. Beautiful.

Still, the questions at and anger over Eichhorst leaving after 18 months into are misplaced at him. School president Donna Shalala keeps hiring introverts who don't enjoy the public light and aren't a good fit for this job. First, Kirby Holcutt. THen Eichhorst. The question is why guys who aren't what this department needs - and don't want to stay - are hired in the first place.


UMike

I don't think Golden leaves..imo..he could of already left and teams have already come after him

NativeCane


First, Kirby Holcutt. THen Eichhorst. The question is why guys who aren't what this department needs - and don't want to stay - are hired in the first place.


Posted by: nemo2002 | October 05, 2012 at 08:24 AM

He did exist, I saw him at a Canes/Gators regional in Gainesville not long after he was hired. He sat close to me and my grandson and I was thinking then he just did'nt seem to fit in as a Miami TYPE.

Now he's with his PEOPLE and thats a good place for him!

Go Canes!!!

Tsully76

Thank you UMike. AG ain't going anywhere. Put a sock in it nemo enjoy the ride. Good stuff OGV.

Tsully76

Donna Shalala needs to get her act together or else she needs to be shown the door. Great point made by Dave Hyde. Good job nemo for posting that.

Tsully76

86 what's your take on acting AD Blake James.

86Cane

TSully...don't know him well. He's another relatively young buck with limited experience kinda like the last two ADs.

CaneRock

WASTE...NO...TIME!

Ray Lewis pre-game speech:

http://chirb.it/10eyHp

86Cane

Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - By the Numbers

0 – Number of minutes Notre Dame has trailed thus far in 2012.


3 – Sacks recorded by the Fighting Irish in each of their four games this season.


5 – Takeaways by Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o (three interceptions and two fumble recoveries) this season.


7 – Smallest deficit, in points, Miami has had to overcome in earning a win this season.


11 – Touchdowns scored by Miami’s “Thunder & Lightning” running back combination of Mike James and Duke Johnson out of 22 total scores (50%).


13 – Turnovers forced by Notre Dame through four games. In the 2011 season (13 games), the Irish forced a grand total of 14.


25 – Times that Miami and Notre Dame have met in the past. The Fighting Irish hold a 16-7-1 series lead.


41 – Games Miami has won all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top 10, compared to 27 losses.


375 – Receiving yards racked up by Hurricane sophomore wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in the last two games. In the first 15 games of his career, Dorsett had recorded 236 total receiving yards.


566 – Passing yards thrown by UM quarterback Stephen Morris against NC State, setting both a program and conference record in the category.

Lou of M

When the winds hits your face, Its Gods whispering its your time.. its your time..

hassan

Soup did u get my pics

herbieibis

Sir Alfred isn't going anywhere. I think he is smart enough to know the resources down here are second to none and I'm not talking about the eye candy. I'm sure once he got here he was like a kid in a candy store, with all the talent, there is in a 100 mile radius to choose from. If and when he leaves it will be after he has gotten this team to the promised land and maybe, just maybe we'll finally shoot some big time bones to a coach, to keep him. We've already coughed up one year of a bowl ban and when we get to 6 wins (# 5 will be this weekend) we will self impose another just to make sure. He would only have to deal with the ship losses, for three years and all the pups we're playing it shouldn't really affect us, unless we have several kids junmp early to the pros.The A.D. job is the least of my concerns, only the product we put on the field.

3G Cane

REPOST

Posted by: nemo2002
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Should of left that garbage on the last blog.

Is it me or is OGV just not happy when he isnt able to be the negative nancy. Keep predicting the losses tiger, one day you'll be right.

Donna need not heed the advice of one Barry Alvarez no mo...

And oh yea SMASH THE DOMERS!!!

[]_[] GO CANES []_[]

86Cane

3G...I know right? Three weeks in a row OGV has called for the Canes to lose. If Miami beats ND he is really gonna be up a creek without a paddle!

orange 'n green in the vein

Let's quickly recap, 14 point comeback that needed a 4th and inches stop in overtime against a now below middle of the pack ACC team where the QB ran the opposite play he audibled to then chose the worst running lane possible for the stop. Next week, a 10 point collapse in the fourth that was only aided by a penalty and turnover filled performance by a team that's a middle of the pack ACC team at best to save victory from the quickly approaching gaping jaws of defeat. Yeah, these are earth shattering wins.

Next up? Only the team with the toughest schedule in the nation who by the way, hasn't TRAILED IN A GAME YET. At least UM fans have turned into Chokie fans with their expectations, just win the conference and go from there. Thanks Al Golden, you're the master of double speak, be sure to recommend a good AD this time around.

Miami has yet to play the type of game this year halfway into the season that will be needed to be played to win this game, if they do it on Saturday finally, it'll be a welcome sight to my eyes but with the head coach and the DC cut from the same pathetic 'war of attrition' PSU philosophical cloth, it's going to take a pair of head injuries with loss of memory to get these two guys onto a schematic page that isn't going to make ND's platoon QB system look like Geno Smith on freshman video game difficulty settings.

The only silver lining? Art Kehoe's line is going to maul this reactionary 3-4 in run blocking, (remember linemen, it's engage, shed, watch the running back going by you by that point) thus a closer than expected result going into the fourth where Morris might get hot.

dj moonbat

I think Miami will beat the spread. That's about as much faith as I can put into a team with such glaring defensive problems.

I've been following the 'Canes for about 25 years now, and I certainly can't remember them EVER fielding a defense this bad.

Every win this season is a delightful surprise.

Pre83

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | October 05, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I thought this was a TERRIFIC post. I understand that the U is a private institution and for the most part has realized its success by doing things its own way, but there simply has to be reason and wisdom with leadership at some level, right?

To me, when you have either no explanation or at best a lame one to explain the revolving door that are top positions at the U's Athletic Dept, there are issues that need to be fixed, not continually covered up and kicked down the road.

As a smaller, private institution, I don't believe it is wise to try to be everything to everybody, a la your much larger public universities. Stick to your fundamental strengths; don't abandon them.

If you are going to grow and expand, you best have a real solid plan. The Don doesn't have to show ever increasing earnings to stock holders, she just has to be sure the U remains a first class university.

SJM makes a great point - Why the admonishment to former coaches who leave? Ok, Howard and Jimmy are always welcome back, but Erickson and Butch are banished and who knows about RS. Yes, Erickson made his own bed, but Butch left for the NFL after rebuilding the team into the greatest ever. Whatever. I have always wanted to hear the opinion of the players who played for Butch as to their thoughts on him and the U - the higher ups, it's just white noise to me.

Thank God Kehoe returned. I wish we could say the same about Soldinger. The fact that the drama ever happened in the first place still pisses me off.

I'm for Garcia. But whoever the hell is chosen better not be a "yes" man. If so, we are forever in the wash, rinse, repeat cycle.

86Cane

Miami has yet to play the type of game this year halfway into the season that will be needed to be played to win this game, if they do it on Saturday finally, it'll be a welcome sight to my eyes but with the head coach and the DC cut from the same pathetic 'war of attrition' PSU philosophical cloth, it's going to take a pair of head injuries with loss of memory to get these two guys onto a schematic page that isn't going to make ND's platoon QB system look like Geno Smith on freshman video game difficulty settings.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | October 05, 2012 at 11:09 AM

As much as I don't want to admit it, this is all TRUE.

86Cane

Every win this season is a delightful surprise.

Posted by: dj moonbat | October 05, 2012 at 11:12 AM

There IT is right there.

nemo2002

Oh really?
In the modern era ALL of our most successful coaches had a short tenure at the U. They all split suddenly, when offered a LOT more $$$. Why would Al Golden be any different? Why should he?
Afterall, he just a "rent-a-Cane; he's not really a 305-type of guy.
Besides working conditions for a football coach at the U aren't getting any better any time soon.

Look, I'm happy here's here. And I hope he stays long enough to return the U to the top tier again.
And I'm not saying that Al Golden is leaving the U anytime SOON.
However, given the Unique challenges here; and other relevant factors, there is little doubt that he will leave a lot SOONER rather than a lot LATER, especially if he does a good job here AND another school (or a pro team) "makes him an offer he can't refuse" (an offer the U can't possibly match).

If he can get this team back into the BCS conversation again despite a bad stadium situation, impending NCAA sanctions, high academic standards, low administration support, etc., then I wouldn't fault him at the least for moving on to a better paying job!
Shelly did; Jimmy did; Dennis did. Al Golden will do the same. Remember, he came here for the money and the opportunity to "move up" (so to speak). Certainly, he'll leave the U for precisely the same reasons . . . And it could happen a lot sooner than many fans realize.

Such is the nature of the college football business today.
Moreover, the head coaching position at the U is hardly the best college coaching job in America. We're not even in the top ten (or top 25).

Zakkee

SJM, OGV and Pre83-- I'm feel in all of that!

CaneRock

"I'm tryin' uh holla at my boy."

Funny exchange between #66 and a UM employee. Exchange starts at :13 of video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJmUtBIId7Y&feature=relmfu

Zakkee

nemo--the brains first instinct is to avoid pain and anything that makes the body or senses uncomfortable. What you are saying has precedent via history, realism and logic in it. People have difficulties accepting the truth. Its painful, so they either ignore or attempt to silence it. Its a process that we all go thru so be patient.


herbieibis

Oh, the defense has been bad before. Think back the Jim Bob's first year. Think back to '98. Those two years had alot in common with this year, a bunch of greenhorns on defense.Losing kids early to the draft, injury, or attriciation has left us in the position we are in plus piss poor recruiting at the DT spot, yes I said it again! With no pass rush, or depth of skilled players to rush the passer and LB depth of talent, we are going to be subjected week in and week out to getting lit up like a christmas tree by anyone who puts an offense on the field, and that even means the sisters of the poor.Our defense continually looks like Custers last stand and ND's offense is mediocre at best. If they gut us, it really will be a long season, on that side of the ball.Unfortunately, on the job training comes with a price but the reward next season could be beautiful. I can only image how good we could be if we had some simulance of a defense. As I've said before, it's easy to blame DENO but the reality is we just haven't filled our coffens full with defensive difference makers. We will just ahve to wait and see if the light goes off and one of those DT's starts playing like a SR instead of a freshman.
Talking about empty seats at the home games, I'll be glad one day, when we actually do get a hard driven S.O.B. who comes in here and makes it a personal chore of his to get a stadium built. It's ridiculous, that a school of this magnitude, has no stadium. 50 thousand seater is all we need.

dj moonbat

Al Golden is going to leave, but he's not going to make a lateral move just to get out from under sanctions. He may not stick around until there's another national championship in the trophy case, but until he's got enough accomplished at Miami to take a position at one of the blue-chip NCAA programs or the NFL, I think he's staying.

Tsully76

Nemo are you at any games at Sun Life Mr 305, or are you like many in the 305 talk mad crap about the love of the U but when it matters are no shows and make more excuses than anything. The reality is the majority of the fans that support the U don't live in the 305. So cut the crap. Most overrated phrase used. I agree with sh moonbat.

Tsully76

I agree dj moonbat

Tsully76

Miami 30 Notre Dame 28. Go Canes Screw the stinking Irish.

raizecane

TSully brining the smack-ith....lol.

So I just turned down a free ticket to the Florida vs. LSU game because I don't want to miss any of the 'Canes game.

I hope they dont make me regret it too much.... :-)

hassan

Michigan Ave

j.w.

It's not going to be Garcia, not under the current administration. And really, I think we're all exaggerating how good the guy is, he whiffed with Isiah Thomas worse than we did with Haith and Perry Clark. The FIU football team had a nice run that coincided with having the best player in the Sun Belt, but that's come to an end.
As for Eichorst, I don't think its an us issue here, he wasn't happy, had his home burgled recently, and was offered a B1G job for a lot more money and a hell of a lot closer to home. Hard to keep someone under those circumstances.
But I do agree that we need to make this AD job what it used to be. We hired Jankovich from Washington State. When Jankovich left, we hired Cal's A.D. There's no reason at all why we can't do the same thing now, and hire someone from an urban school that wants to build a legacy. But we have to get away from the "hire an up and comer on the cheap" syndrome, it didn't work with football, failed with basketball, and hasn't worked with A.D.'s. Spend the money, get an established A.D., and we'll thrive again.

Tsully76

There u go Raizecane, Hassan rep our Canes hard in Chi-town. I completely agree j.w.

UpNorthCane27

Maybe UM lets Ricardo williams, Kelvin Cane, and Tyriq Mccord loose agaisnt the fighting schmucks!!!

86Cane

I hope Miami hires the AD from Temple just to pizz OGV off.

orange 'n green in the vein

Golden will get his lifelong extension then if that's the AD hire 86. He can even end up with just four wins on the year and still ink it.

raize, you'll only regret it if this turns into another Manhattan meltdown and the seats were any good for the SEC East/West apocalypse. Where where the seats anyway?

86Cane

HERE IS YOUR NEXT AD:

Bill Bradshaw
Director of Athletics
bill.bradshaw@temple.edu

One of the most respected administrators in college athletics, Bill Bradshaw completed his first decade at Temple University with the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year. And what a year it was!

Named one of five finalists for the Sports Business Journal’s coveted Athletic Director of the Year award in March, Bradshaw took the Owls to new heights in his tenth full-year at the helm. In 2011-12, Temple Athletics set department records for academic success with 15 teams earning above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and in revenues with 11.4 million dollars generated through tickets sales, corporate sponsorship and fund-raising.

Athletically, the year saw Temple’s first Bowl win in over 30 years, a 38-7 victory over Wyoming in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. It also included the fifth straight NCAA appearance by the men’s basketball team; Top 10 finishes and NCAA appearances by men’s gymnastics and women’s fencing; an All-America men’s track performance by Travis Mahoney and a women’s basketball WNIT berth.

Temple’s athletic success was not limited to this one year. Under Bradshaw’s stewardship the Owls ranked 10th among all Football Bowl Subdivision schools for combined wins in football, men’s and women’s basketball over the last three seasons.

Temple also completed work on two capital projects over the 2011-12 academic year, a $10 million state-of-the-art basketball practice facility and an expansion of the existing football complex.

Those achievements were all trumped, however, by the announcement on March 7 that the University would rejoin the BIG EAST Conference for football in 2012, and for all-sports for the 2013-14 season. It marks the first time that Temple will have all of its sports housed in the same conference, a goal of Bradshaw’s since his arrival on campus in 2002.

What a year indeed for Temple Athletics, and its leader. But we all know great things do not happen overnight.

Appointed the University’s eighth Director of Athletics on June 27, 2002, the NACDA Past President is in his 36th year as a Division I athletics director. Prior to his arrival in Owl Country the 2011 UnderArmour FBS Division I Director of Athletics of the Year spent 16 years as Director of Athletics at DePaul University in Chicago and nine years in the same position at his alma mater, La Salle University (‘69).

Clwtrdan

Unfortunately. I'm picking ND 30 Miami 16. Defense wins tomorrow. I'm hoping to be pleasantly suprised.

86Cane

If this actually happens I will indeed LMAO.

The guy seems qualified. Seriously. No really.

Tsully76

Interesting 86.

raizecane


Golden will get his lifelong extension then if that's the AD hire 86. He can even end up with just four wins on the year and still ink it.

raize, you'll only regret it if this turns into another Manhattan meltdown and the seats were any good for the SEC East/West apocalypse. Where where the seats anyway?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | October 05, 2012 at 01:11 PM

*****************************************

OGV - I didn't ask. I figured if they were free, who cares, lol.

UpNorthCane27

No way in gods green and orange earth are we going to lose tomorrow..... UM wins and wins comfortably...... UM 34 Notre Lame 17

LB

I think Bernie would make a great ambassador. A nice dude. Lots of UM history. Has a sense of humor. Has overcome adversity. He was there at the genesis of UM's championship runs.

As for the former AD, he was awkward. Jump to the 11:50 mark here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm2ktsRzdwI). Even when presented with the game ball and Golden pumping him up... something just didn't gel. No fault of anyone's, just was.

Ohio_Cane

Joe Rose taking it to Don Bailey Jr on his show about Eichorst leaving.

Wow, I'm surprised. Big Dog getting pissed.

Ohio_Cane

http://wqam.com/dj/joe-rose

"DBJ" interview

Nomad

Good Press for the Canes.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/ben_glicksman/10/04/miami-notre-dame-week-6/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a0

herbieibis

OGV,

What you got againts Sir Alfred "The Tie" Goldenlocks? I think the dude has done a descent job so far. He's only had one recruting class to call his own and just like the one he saved, this class will be small as well. It's not his buddy DeNo, that's got you tore up is it?
I'm pissed too, I'm a born junk talker and I've been muzzled for 10 years, it sux. I get to hit the unmute button once in a while. We just got to get through this year the best we can and there probably is another azz kicking coming from someone, and that's the irony, with our defense it could be 0 for the ACC vs us, Duke. It's just the process brother just trust it, Ha!

calGary Cane

UM 34 Notre Lame 17

Posted by: UpNorthCane | October 05, 2012 at 01:22 PM

Seems about right!

GO CANES!

j.w.

Hope you're right upnorth, not feeling quite as confident about this one, & hope it leads to a pleasant surprise. :)

Clwtrdan

Mostly clear and 46 at kickoff dropping to 42 by 10pm. 0% chance of rain.

Clwtrdan

NW wind at 8mph.

CGNC

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjEwWDIxMA==/$(KGrHqV,!k0E-jpEG2h7BPqClZ4Ogg~~60_1.JPG?set_id=8800004005

LB

Joe Rose...


...God, what a tool.

Ohio_Cane

Why Canes could upset Notre Dame: http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/10/05/12/Canes-need-to-mature-to-beat-Fighting-Ir/landing_canes.html?blockID=800527&feedID=6796

Ohio_Cane

PS - Kelly Nash is SMOKIN HOT!

WWIN

A wise man once said, "be confident in EVERYTHING"

Montreal-Cane

Joe Rose this morning on his show..."Ex-Miami AD is a fraud" Shawn Eichorst the worst ever.Big dog with DBJ:

http://wqam.com/interviews

Montreal-Cane

Former ND Head Coach Lou Holtz said... after the 3rd quarter ND coaches will eat hot dogs and drinking coke...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8466302&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

j.w.

And after the game Lou Sir is going to get his lisp taken care of- courtesy of a Jimmy Johnson fist.

Old Skool

Former ND Head Coach Lou Holtz said... after the 3rd quarter ND coaches will eat hot dogs and drinking coke...

Isn't that nice. I'd rather they be taking suppositories for pain relief because swallowing pills won't work fast enough.

orange 'n green in the vein

How are they going to keep the pig parts and sugar down looking at the hurl inducing uniform scheme they're going to be wearing?

Zakkee

Thanks Coach Lou!

that could do nothing but help Us

Lets Go Canes!

86Cane

Kelly Nash is SMOKIN HOT!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 05, 2012 at 04:32 PM

YUP

86Cane

OGV...great job with the Short List as ALWAYS.

Jiggafras

ND showed not one ounce of respect for Michigan's passing game. They had 8 or 9 around the LOS almost all the time. I hope they use a similar strategy against us....some how i doubt it lol.

UMike

Someone posted a pic on Twitter of Soldier Field and you see around the field it was all "Fighting Irish", I wonder if it was only half the field.

Jack

Hot dogs and soda in the fourth?? I don't think so Lou!! This team will show up, I believe they are turning the corner. UM may even pull this off, this is the upset I want!

WE GOT SOME CANES OVER HERE!!!!

CGNC

Ugh no one is more annoying than succotash Holtz

Montreal-Cane

I, Spy: Notre Dame Game Video

Tapes on latest Notre Dame games

http://www.papacane.com/

WWIN

CGNC,

I see ya. You nailed it that time lol

86Cane

Five conference matchups highlight Week 6 of the ACC Football schedule, including a Saturday night Atlantic Division showdown between third-ranked Florida State and NC State … No. 15 Clemson engages in ACC play for the third straight weekend but for the first time in Death Valley as the Tigers play host to Georgia Tech … Virginia Tech travels to North Carolina, while Duke plays host to Virginia in a pair of Coastal Division contests ... Another Atlantic Division game is set at College Park, where Maryland plays host to Wake Forest … Coastal Division leader Miami takes its three-game winning streak outside the league to face Notre Dame at Chicago’s Soldier Field … Boston College also hits the road this weekend to face Army at West Point.

USAFCane

I think our offense keeps us in it but is slowed. There offense does just enough.

ND 31-24

but if it is close in the 4th .....

MassivCane

This is definitely a 4th quarter game. Which team do you think will last the longest? Who is conditioned better. This game will prove beyond any others what UTough stands for!

86Cane

This game will prove beyond any others what UTough stands for!

Posted by: MassivCane | October 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM

If U are correct we will call U:

GENIUS!

86Cane

ND 31-24

but if it is close in the 4th .....

Posted by: USAFCane | October 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM

NO QUALIFIERS!

Either we win or we lose, no maybes, ifs, buts, ors or ands.

86Cane

I do not have a feel for this game...YET.

By kickoff time I will. Either that OR I will feel nothing from the adult beverages and then it will be a toss up. LOL

mi@mic@ne

I was watching their game against Michigan... i think our offense is faster than their d. We should be able to toast their secondary.

mi@mic@ne

Ive been impressed with the hitting on our defense. Thats a huge difference from the last 10 years. Im not as concerned for how much yardage we give up as how physical we play against ND. We got to smash them in the mouth. I hate those fruit cake helmets.

mi@mic@ne

I hope our players know the history of our being cheated by the catholic refs and their bragging about how they are better than us ...like some kind of special favoritism they have or something... make um crawl to confession next week...lol

Ohio_Cane

@UM_MensHockey: After The First Period The Canes Lead FAU 3-2! Go Canes! #CanesHockey

UMike

For everyone who lives in fl..go here www.fltreasurehunt.org you might be owed some money....no bs...I didn't, but found some for my uncle and a friend got $600..its worth a quick search

hassan

Bored in Chigao. Someone here call me 407 683 0993

panamacitycane

Screw this...its my 30th birthday today! Miami has to win tomorrow..we yave the weapons and we can only get better on defense..the cold weather worries me a little but I think the conditioning of this team is enough to overcome it as long as they overcome the cold mentally. Notre dame is over rated...lets crush these fools!!!!!!! Now give me that damn kool aid!!!!!!

mi@mic@ne

Its my birthday tomorrow...dont let me down...i hope we get up for them...the cold will not matter when those endorphins kick in....this is one of those top ten games...lets get losing out of our blood.

SJMPARMAN

Wow this is kind of a sullen group before what could be the biggest stepping stone to bringing us back. I sense fear and doom among some members of the legion tonight.

I smell fear of the Irish and their talented 95th ranked total offense, their 84th ranked rushing offense and their 85th ranked passing offense. Ewww they are so scarey because they will be putting on their uniforms in Chicago instead of South Bend. Boys, the heart and soul of our defense is back and I say he is everything that T'eo is for them. I ain't afraid of the freaking Irish offense and none of you should be either.

We have an offense full of studs. A great offensive line. How many other teams in the country could afford not to play a guy like Seantrell every down. We have so many great players on that line. They may limit our interior running game a little but I don't think they will shut this offense down and I don't believe they can score with us.

I expect a win tomorrow night, maybe even a blow out. But it won't be a blow out by Notre Dame. It will be a blow out by us. Miami 38 - Notre Dame 21.

SJMPARMAN

And it is my birthday Monday, so there, the game is in the bag. Happy Birthday guys!

CaneRock

AWESOME! avatar miamicane.

mi@mic@ne

Its a happy week end for Cane fans... lets have something to party about along with our birthdays sjm and panama... they look like a disciplined defense but i suspect a little slower than we see in the acc... we need to spread them out and hit those lanes

UMike

Watching the miramar - st thomas game.....hope we do get jermaine grace...and I think we do

SJMPARMAN

I don't care how disciplined you are. No defense is designed to cover fifty yards down field in the passing game. But that is how far Morris can accurately sling it. And if they do drop way back then it will open up alot of other things. Slants, deep middle under the safety, sweeps by Duke can go for big yards.

They should absolutely fear a team that goes back to back over 600 yards. About this time tomorrow we are going to finally see that we are back in the coversation of good times. We won't be all the way back until Al decides he is tired of being average on defense. That may not come this year. But I do not expect a bad defensive performance tomorrow. The ND offense just isn't that good this year.

hassan

God i hate ND fans. I am at thier team hotel throwing up the U lol

86Cane

I expect a win tomorrow night, maybe even a blow out. But it won't be a blow out by Notre Dame. It will be a blow out by us. Miami 38 - Notre Dame 21.

Posted by: SJMPARMAN | October 05, 2012 at 10:07 PM

BOLD? Love it!

SJMPARMAN

I am serious. College football is not about schemes as much as it is about matchups. ND does not have 11 NFL players on defense, they have maybe three. I count about 10 guys on Miami's offense that will play in the NFL one day. Stephen
Morris, Duke, Dorsett, Davon Johnson, the entire offensive line and a reserve or two, Mike James, and Hurns.

On defense, I see Chickillo getting there, Eddie Johnson, Perryman, Bush, McGee, and Howard. In the kicking game, Botts is an NFL capable punter. If they weren't capable already enough at the positions they play, both Duke and Dorsett would make it in the NFL on special teams ability alone.

We ain't exactly coming into this game with the cupboard bare. Players this talented needed the K State drubbing to remember what it takes to be a winner. Lesson learned. The will to win I saw the past two weeks really was special. Notre Dame has no idea what is about to smack them in the mouth.

I also think the Big Ten is very, very weak this year. Purdue is a so so team. I was never a fan of Marve even when he played for us. Michigan State is going through growing pains trying to replace a great college quarterback in Cousins. I am in the DC area and I can tell you that Cousins actually outplayed RG III in the preseason. He is a great player. It is hard to replace him. Good teams have figured out how to beat Denard Robinson of Michigan, especially when they play him every year. The kid is a gamer but he is not an NFL quarterback. And Navy, though not in the Big Ten, right now is a disaster. Their coach will be gone after this year.

None of the teams Notre Dame has played has threatened the outside of the defense, or taken the ball down field. They haven't had to defend the edge because the opponents didn't have a guy who could zing the back on a 7 yard out. And they haven't had to defend down field because the Notre Dame riush usually has overwhelmed the offensive line.

That is not going to happen tommorrow. Miami's offensive line will give Stephen enough time to throw. I feel strongly about that. This game will come down to Stephen and the passing game and his ability to win it on his arm. And he has demonstrated for two games in a row that he is hot quarterback and a force to be reckoned with. Bold? Hell yeah. He just set the records for both excellence in not only the ACC but in the Miami record book. I am going ALL IN. Everyone on the blog should be doing the same thing.

When you have watched Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinnie Testeverde, Craig Erickson, Steve Walsh, Ken Dorsey, and your current quarterback not only breaks the passing record in a game but freaking shatters it, you better, as a fan, go ALL IN and believe he can get this thing done.

If ND did was strong in either the running or passing games, I wouldn't be so bold. But statistically, they are marginally better in the stats than our defense. Yes, they have played some good defenses. But if they had superstars, it would have showed by now. They have good players, some very good, on offense but no superstar. It may be bold but I damn well like our chances.

If they blow us out, I will join OGV in eating crow. But, I just think, as a fan anyway, there is overwhelming evidence to support a break out game by the Canes tommorrow. The Irish DO NOT SCARE ME. A good explosive offensive will beat a plodding along defense every time. If I am wrong, so be it. But I think there is a smell of something in the air, it comes from the midwest, and it is sweet smelling down south. It is an UPSET. As Zgacki is want to say MIAMI WINS, MIAMI WINS, MIAMI WIN.

WWIN

SJM,

Don't forget Paul and kirby to the league. I might also add mccord, Pierre, Jenkins, Crawford, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Da Plug in.

Tsully76

Great stuff SJM and Willie Will.

SJMPARMAN

Acouple of more points and I will quit. Touchdown Jesus is a great player but he can't score a point from 100 yards away. And do not underestimate how many Canes fans live in Chicago. There will be a sizeable contingent of Fans rooting for us. No it won't match ND fans but it will be enough for the team to hear it when it does good unlike if this game was played in South Bend. I think that definitely helped in Atlanta.

Second, Fisch is an NFL offensive coordinator. He didn't leave Seattle because he wasn't wanted. He left because he WANTED to be here. If you believe coaches in the NFL are hired based upon merit, and I do, that makes him one of the best 31 offensive minds in all of football. Look at the commitment the man made to us.

He moved, geographically, almost as far as you can move from one place to another. He made the train wreck that was Jacory Harris a good quarterback until the end of the year when Jacory stopped listening to him. Now he has an NFL quarterback to coach. I totally believe in him. I haven't felt that way about any offensive coach since Bratkowski during the Erickson era and Gary Stephens before that. He knows what he is doing. Don't question his play calling. He has a reason for all things he does.

Finally, and most importantly, Notre Dame isn't exactly a powerhouse. When was the last time they actually played for a national championship. Yeah, I know, Lou Holtz predicts it every year. But they haven't been good enough to play for one in over a decade or more. What exceptional thing have they done this year to warrant the talk. Beat teams by less than 7 points? Even bad Big 10 teams? They are over rated and tommorrow the truth hits them in the face. They are going down.

WWIN

Tsully,

What's good witcha?? Yo girl still mad about the #70's mom situation?? Lol

hassan

I am All in


In Chicago, lets go

SJMPARMAN

I meant Touchdown Jesus can't score for 100 miles away, of well, it is late and maybe I have imbibed more than normal but it is ND week and I am pumped. We are going to win this game. I just feel it strongly. I felt is before we kicked their butts 20-0 in 1983, especially for the revenge game where Erickson completed the 4th and 23 to Randall Hill, and especially now.

Players know when they are in a once in a lifetime moment. These Canes know.

Perryman is back, and Eddie Johnson lined up correctly in about 95% of plays last week and made the plays he had to make. He got little help without Perryman there. That changes this week. We saw alot of good things from McCord, Fentress, and others like Shaylon Green and Cain on the other linebacker side.

Once these guys shore up the run, none of the secondary other than the weak safety should feel any need to abandon their responsibilities. I expact a much better performance on the defensive side of the ball.

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