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Comments by Lunardi (brackets predictor for ncaa tnmt. prior to starting the day):

" The best seat in the house for Sunday's action belongs to the Miami Hurricanes. Everyone's favorite "under the radar" team is no longer that, sitting at No. 5 on the S-Curve and just waiting for someone ahead of them to fall. With No. 1 Duke (at Boston College) and No. 7 Arizona (versus Cal) still to play Sunday, it seems likely the Hurricanes get their wish and move up to the top line between now and Tuesday's full bracket.

Clearly the U will now be guessed as a 1 seed, as they will be in the top 4. I wouldn't be surprised to see them anywhere between 1-4, and most likely 1-3 at this point, with a whole bunch of first place votes now (for the first time ever!).

orange 'n green in the vein

Real classy by Brooks Orpik cross checking a 30 goal scorer after he's celebrating and nice to see not even the petulant child's teammates have to worry about getting whistled for gooning it up.

JCane

and, btw, can we please talk a little more hoops over here? It's a little disheartening to see a team this good be put #2 by our football team before spring practices even get going. We don't want to let the cat out of the bag to hoops recruits that we only care about football here!

JCane

Forgive me, but holy crap! Cal is now up by 8 with 21 sec. left, and a foul on 'Zona. Looking like Cal is gonna hang on, likely bringing up the U to anywhere from 1-4 tomorrow. Hang on to your seats!.....It's OVER! Cal wins over Arizona, 77-69! To the tune of the Jeffersons, Movin' on Up!

JCane

Cal with a 6 point lead again over 'Zona with 38 sec. left. All bets where to rank the U could be off with a Cal win....

JCane

Okay, so we head into Monday trying to figure where the U will be ranked in hoops. First, it's too early to even get a real bead on things, as Arizona is down by 6 vs. unranked Cal with @ 8 and 1/2 min left in the game. If Arizona loses then the pollsters have a bit easier time moving the U up potentially over teams with better records imo. It is impossible to do this with a two loss team that has already beaten this three loss U team, but given how the U has been playing lately I doubt that victory over the U would keep Arizona ahead of the Canes with equal loss totals (especially if they lose to unranked Cal). Duke, barely beating BC, along with getting its butts kicked by the U and being behind in the same conference by 2 games could potentially be overtaken. It doesn't matter though, as the U destroyed them at home. Beat them again, and at their home, and the U will look unstoppable (and playing at Cameron is tough). Gonzaga is tougher to figure, but the same could be said for Indiana in the other direction. IU won pretty handily over the Suckeyes in a nice rebound game, giving them a chance to potentially not drop behind the U from the 1 position after losing earlier this week, along with the team that beat them, Illinois, looking like better competition after taking down top 30 Minn. today.

Again, none of this matters. I'd rather they not be #1 at this stage. Let them keep being hungry and feeling slighted a bit straight through until the game at Duke. After, if playing for an ACC tnmt. title and a 1 seed in the NCAA tnmt. isn't enough to drive a team, I don't know what is.

Okay, now Cal is up over Ariz. by 4 with a bit over 4 min. left. The key to me is that now watching basketball is fun not just because I love hoops, but because it matters as a fan of the U. Whether the U is #1 tomorrow (small chance if Ariz. loses), or more likely between 2-4 with an Arizona loss, all is great in Caneland right now. Worst case, with an Ariz. win, is #5(IU could still stay ahead of them), but more likely a #4, and I'm a happy guy. Put the U ahead of FU in hoops would also feel just right!

As for the U football haters out there, how can it not be obvious that the ship is turning?? It may not be to undefeated championship levels, but it is clearly improving as a program bigtime.

Cal is now up over Ariz. by 4 with just under a min. left. Hang onto your seats...this could be big for the U!

Terrance Sullivan

86 if our Canes stay healthy. I think we have a magical ride with at the very least sees us at Home at Sun Life for Discover Orange Bowl or best case scenario is we be back in LA for the first time in 12 years to play in the Vizio BCS National Championship Game.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes sir 86. OGV since I you questioned my questions on Canes football fans who like UNC or Duke in bball I just go by people that have on Facebook and other blogs that go to games rocking Canes gear attending Canes games but in the Winter and Spring supporting those said other teams. But oh well it is what it is. Go Canes.

Jack

OGV -

Al Golden I like him! You will see... :)

orange 'n green in the vein

Sid the petulant child needs to follow up his slew foot/elbow to the back of the head un-penalized cheap shots against the Eastern Conference champs with a good old fashioned spearing tonight I think or else the birds are grounded.

TonyCane


1. You can bank this forecast, 8-4, improving one game per year, sets us up for 2014 at 9-3 or better.

Posted by: longtimecanefan | February 10, 2013 at 02:49 PM

2. If our Canes cant go 10-4 this season it would be an epic fail. Real Talk.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 10, 2013 at 02:53 PM

1. If U are gonna go: GO BIG! Get that lame azz 8-4 crapola outta here.

2. I agree 100%, we are headed for 10-2 or bust. OGV may not see it that way, but my friend Terrance, U and I BOTH know that only some things are literally: "As thick as cold grits!

3. Maybe CGNC finally gets her 9-3 prediction right, but that is as LOW as we go. If the Canes do worse than 9-3 the bandwagon will actually FLIP over.

Posted by: 86Cane

Based on sheer talent (collective number of 5 star, 4 star, 3 star players) vs our opponents, Miami on paper should be favored to win 10 out 12 games.

86Cane

RCCF,

Some people get EXCUSES and FACTS mixed up

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | February 10, 2013 at 04:38 PM

Tru dat!

But after this year (yes, there is one more year for that) there will be JUST facts and NO excuses left. Get 'er dun or get to steppin.

I think Golden gets it gets WELL done.

86Cane

What's up fellas! Just catching up now after a very eventful weekend (started new marriage group at my church on friday and got water baptized on sat!)

Posted by: RBLCane | February 10, 2013 at 02:46 PM

God bless U, and "The U"!

86Cane

Sarasota...it was GREAT talking to U last night on the phone. U know, that I know, that U know. I couldn't call U back later because Mrs. 86 called "Family Night" (U are allowed to do that once a month around here) and I had to cut off all outside contact. But it is NOT such a bad thing to do IF U get my drift!

NY Trooper

Duke losing late in the 2nd half to BC.... The new rankings should be interesting this week. Go Canes.

86Cane

I actually kayak there a lot, theres nothing that gets your adrenaline going than yaking up beside a 10 or 12 foot gator laying on one of those islands and watch him hit the water beside you, you should go out with me, its a rush!

Posted by: NativeCane | February 10, 2013 at 03:51 PM

As long as we can take OGV with us (wink, wink) I am ALL in.

86Cane

1. You can bank this forecast, 8-4, improving one game per year, sets us up for 2014 at 9-3 or better.

Posted by: longtimecanefan | February 10, 2013 at 02:49 PM

2. If our Canes cant go 10-4 this season it would be an epic fail. Real Talk.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 10, 2013 at 02:53 PM

1. If U are gonna go: GO BIG! Get that lame azz 8-4 crapola outta here.

2. I agree 100%, we are headed for 10-2 or bust. OGV may not see it that way, but my friend Terrance, U and I BOTH know that only some things are literally: "As thick as cold grits!

3. Maybe CGNC finally gets her 9-3 prediction right, but that is as LOW as we go. If the Canes do worse than 9-3 the bandwagon will actually FLIP over.

dj moonbat

I have to believe that RB is the easiest position to coach. Maybe kickers are easier. But if the guy's been around a while, he should be fine.

I'm much, much more worried about this Coley fellow. Not that I have any reason to think he sucks, but that I really thought Fisch was doing a quantifiably good job (i.e., he was often able to compensate for a defense that was unusually bad). If the switch to Coley is even a little bit disruptive, the defense will have to improve a LOT in order to avoid a losing season.

WWIN

The coach before Coach L was hired by another school to be HEAD COACH and his team is currently in the top #25, the coach before Coach Golden was fired and is currently a POSITION COACH.

j.w.

good stuff, Hassan. Still not sold o. The dl, but agree with u on the rest. Brown as en coach is interesting. Don't know what to think or expect if this offensive staff in general.

roachcane77

Does anyone know WHERE in Naples, FL, the April 5th Spring Scrimmage #2 is taking place? (Naples High School, Gulf Coast High?)

WWIN

Hassan,

Did I see you mention ANTONIO CRAWFORD?????

Hassan


Some thoughts for today.

The RB hire, I have met brown on a few occasions and let me tell you he knows how to work a room, I have 0 clue how much he knows about coaching RB's but I do know that for the past few years he is out there at the camps and all the practices so you have to think he has soaked up plenty of football coaching know how (it is not rocket science). I can tell you he is a Cane and he is a great guy so I am sure he will be a great recruiter, plus now his Football OPS position has opened up and that job is now allowed to RECRUIT now per NCAA rules!! So we can bring in another SFLA guy to recruit for us in Hurlie's old job.

Lockett and the other HS coaches I am sure still feel great about the U, the fact that jobs like the FIU RB's job was open only a couple of years ago and none of those guys even got an interview there but the U is showing serious interest in them not only helps their resume and career but further builds the rapport we have with those programs although none of those coaches was selected. (It's still and honor to have the opportunity)

Coley's Offense sounds like every OC's speech when they take over a new team, he has the keys to a Ferrari I hope he can drive. I would be fine with anything he cooks up AS LONG AS HE GIVES MORRIS FREE WILL TO AUDIBLE. That will ensure we always get into a good play, Morris is much better at reading D's now and he rarely had us in a bad play last year despite what the original call was.

The comparison with coach L and Coach G is cool but they had totally different situations, a professional scout and Former Cane just reiterated yesterday that the cupboard was bare when Golden took over, the program was a mess (1 WR ready for spring, 1 cb, 0 visits set up til NSD, only 2 commitments, no relationship with SFLA HS coaches, terrible practices, terrible nutrition and off season weight program. etc etc) Coach L took over a team that has been repeatedly been called very talented by many coaches including Roy Williams and Coach K, although interestingly sports writers do not have any canes in the top 100 players for the 2013 draft:(

Next years D, will look totally different with our young guns a year older and the Juco guys Golden brought in.

Freshman DT's are typically RS'ed and are not expected to do much, which is exactly what out DT's did, not much!! next year after a year in the off season weight program a full off season to work on technique and to learn the D they will be reacting not thinking, they will be stronger and better. Our DE's will bring ALOT more pressure next year. McCord will be a monster after a year in the weight program, Chick will show his talent and be steady next year, we brought in a couple of Juco's that can really get after the QB, they will be ready to play much more then if we brought in kids out of HS. Our DB's should be really good, we had a talented group last year that got alot of PT and a full year in the off season program they should be ready, Crawford and Howard are very talented and they have capable back ups. Our LB's wil lb's will be beast, they will be a year bigger and a year better as we bring back almost all of them. We have depth as well something we have lacked in that position the past couple of years. Our Safeties should be as good as anyone in the country. We have depth there now with a mix of experience and youth, our Safeties are as athletic as any in the country and should provide a security blanket to prevent big plays and strike fear into opposing offenses.

Finally with all the athletes we have on the team we should have a great ST unit next year, we redshrted a lot of guys last year (about 16) and some of those guys will really be a great help on coverage and return units, look for us to continue to excel in those area's.

BEERicane

I'm with you RCCF! As you said, Never expect to lose!

orange 'n green in the vein

When I go here, I can only shake my head in disbelief about a lot of things:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/men/teams/mia-fl/?sct=uk_tb_a33

NativeCane


Native
Sounds like we need to have a Canespace Cayak Confab in Turkey Creek

Posted by: Old Skool | February 10, 2013 at 04:37 PM

Skool, I put the C in confab. I have been a confabulator as long as I can remember but I'll have to show U or you'll think my tales are confabulous! LOL

Go Canes!!!

Sarasota 'cane

James' dunk with the "mean mug" finish just now was off the chain!!

Go Heat!!

orange 'n green in the vein

I read it as he thinks he would be a good staff addition but I don't agree with that if that's what RCCF intended.

roachcane77

Maybe Carroll is doing some recruiting of his own shoring up the WestCoast....maybe
RCCF

??? What are you saying RCCF? (I'm not following... )

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359

Maybe Carroll is doing some recruiting of his own shoring up the WestCoast....maybe


http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/college-football/story/_/id/8933978/usc-trojans-lose-another-coach-kennedy-polamalu-return


RCCF

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359

Good Call Willie Will NO Walk On's....

12%LAW


RCCF

WWIN

RCCF,

Nah after that we closin' the door on da bus. We ain't allowing NO switch sidin'

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359

WoRD.....

My Man Now we gotta getcha 12%'n

RCCF....now recruiting 12%ers and Signing Day is the Final Spring Game...Everyone therefore after shall be a Walk-On....(even U 86)


LoL...but serious tho

Mcginns Ale House

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BEERicane

Word

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BEER I only see him speakn out because now he is being asked "why this, why tht" Last Year it was "Look at Golden cleaning up the recruiting trail" its more than evident he gave U a stellar class last year knocked his nmbrs dwn targeted very few and was self imposed yet again this year.. Ijs U ask the man to speak he speaks and even tht is not good enuff at some point U guys gotta give the man a break....


12%U RCCF

WWIN

RCCF,

Some people get EXCUSES and FACTS mixed up

Old Skool

Native
Sounds like we need to have a Canespace Cayak Confab in Turkey Creek

WWIN

We don't have the talent to go 10-2¿¿¿¿

We were 3 plays away from doing that last year. We have everybody back and we can't go 10-2, wit a weaker schedule¿¿¿

SmatCane

Watching the Heat game. They have Howard mic'ed up.. Makes me laugh that Kobe is nowhere near Howard at all

BEERicane

I am behind 100% and trust him almost implicitly. However, he is being a giant baby complaining about the attack ads.

WWIN

Posted by: longtimecanefan | February 10, 2013 at 02:49 PM

Pass me da green I need some weed wit my Hennessey

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359

Weird the same ppl complaining about how Al Golden is recruiting where he is recruiting and etc etc....are the same CRYBABIES now saying Oh Stop Crying Al everybody bad mouths....smh...U shall remain nameless but I believe U guys are Peons....tht is all

RCCF12%BrickByBrickTrustingTheGoldenProcess
If U Not Wit Us U Against and GET GONE..

NativeCane


Then we want to go again with you in March around the full moon, so 3/24, 3/25, 3/29 or 3/30 would work. Have U fished the Lake before or just gone air boating there?

Have U been to George Medard to boat/fish? I read they stocked the lake with 1,000s of bass last year and the year before?

Posted by: 86Cane | February 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Any of those dates should be good for me, we could bring one of the flats boats and the airboat and have a large time.
Havent fished the lake but its prolly like Kissimmee or Arbuckle.

Medard is where I learned to fish as a kid, I actually watched Game and Fish put thousands of Largemouths and Speck fry in there a year or so ago from the hatchery at Green Swamp.
I think its catch and release there for a while.
I actually kayak there a lot, theres nothing that gets your adrenaline going than yaking up beside a 10 or 12 foot gator laying on one of those islands and watch him hit the water beside you, you should go out with me, its a rush!

Go Canes!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

I actually have virtually no problem with Hurlie Brown moving a little higher up the food chain, even with the jump to the other side of the football at this point in his coaching career. I liked the Richardson hire somewhat more when it was announced initially than the replacement announcement but this one's fine, he can always call Sol for tips anyway if necessary.

UMike

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo
According to @eliassports, Miami (FL) is the 1st team since ACC play began in 1953 to def. both Duke & UNC by 25+ pts in the same season.

UMike

Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS
Minutes before RonTurner announced his signing class, he informed the asst who landed FIU's top recruits he was fired:

UMike

Ariz interview with Luke...

http://canesinsight.com/showthread.php/48754-CanesInSight-Exclusive-Interview-with-Luther-Campbell

Terrance Sullivan

If our Canes cant go 10-4 this season it would be an epic fail. Real Talk.

Account Deleted

My fearless look ahead for 2013...

7-5 - Barring major injuries (like Morris) if we wind up here or worse AG and team will be cleaned out. Our patience runs out.

8-4 - Here's my real guess, allows for some D improvements, schedule and a few injuries. Maybe a run at the ACC title, but at least a decent bowl game.

9-3 - Now we're talking some big time D changes, moving from 116th to maybe the top 50 or so, but I just don't think we have the depth and talent to pull it off. Avoid injuries and upsets and we can get there. I'd say this is a long shot, but you never know.

10-2 or better - Sorry, but not going to happen. Not enough talent on the D, depth, schedule and injuries will come into play. We're still a recruiting season or two away from this level.

You can bank this forecast, 8-4, improving one game per year, sets us up for 2014 at 9-3 or better.

UMike

So a former safety and DB coach will be coaching the RB'? lol

RBLCane

What's up fellas! Just catching up now after a very eventful weekend (started new marriage group at my church on friday and got water baptized on sat!).

No-D will be a mid-season fire if the D doesn't improve significantly. This heavily depends on the strength of the first half of our schedule, which includes at least two gimmees (FAU, Savannah State) but also includes a home game against the Gators. That homegame will be the real test IMO, kind of like the FSU loss at home a few years back was the beginning of the end for Randy (except that No-D will be fired immediately). Golden can only protect No-D for so long from the alumni base before the vitriol is directed at him (as is already happening). That Golden would keep No-D on board this long would appear to be a huge risk to his own livelihood on the surface, except that Golden knows he can do what he wants given his nine-year contract.

I personally believe the D will be much better in 2013 given the ridiculously high pressure to perform, a favorable schedule, and continued player development. Also depends on the O doing their jobs and keeping drives alive to keep the D fresh, which is a big question mark given our new coordinator. But you also gotta assume that having Ray Lewis around will help the D, if not as a consulting source for the coaches then for player inspiration. I don't think our D will be fabulous but my guess is that we'll be a top 30 D given our relatively weak schedule. That should keep the fan base at peace and inspire the recruits to start rolling in.

GO CANES!!!

Terrance Sullivan

This is a make or break season for our Canes on the gridiron. Win the ACC Coastal outright, Win a bowl game, Win at least 10 games, and beat at least either Florida or FSU. Preferably beating both.

laquinton

hurlie brown to coach running backs at Miami,Fl

CoCane

I agree Golden is better than Shannon. I'm just not sold that Golden will bring us back to elite status. I haven't seen that in him yet. I can't help but doubt a man that sounds like he believes continuity is more important than ability. He gives off the impression that even if our defense sucks next year, he'll keep No'D just for the sake of continuity. Instead of saying goodbye to the weakest link & finding someone that can coach defense. I hope I'm wrong but this is jmo.

I have no faith in the defense we're running. From what I've seen, it sucks. I don't see it ever being capable of winning a championship. No matter how much talent that plays in it.

I also haven't seen so much of an improvement that it's obvious that Golden will develop into an elite coach. The play of the defense next season will tell me all I need to know...

86Cane

Canesfan_1...U are not alone there are many that feel "flummoxed" after reading one of OGV's comments.

Here is the funniest part of the whole flummoxing conundrum: Sometimes people that get inisder emails from our source on the street ask me to translate what the heck he is saying from The Hood in Liberty City. Well the source then emails me and he asks me to translate what the heck OGV is saying on the blog because he can't figure it out either. True story, swear to God!

(I already prayed at church today so I am covered and can do that LOL)

Sarasota 'cane

http://wqam.com/interviews

The Alonzo Highsmith interview is awesome! It contradicts everything the "Half Empty's" are spewing here today!

So now we have the 12%er's, the "Half Empty's", and all points in between!!

Go 'canes!

Canesfan_1

I have no idea what you just wrote OGV.

Maybe my reading comprehension has regressed or maybe it's because I have to go back and reread several times before it starts to sink in. You're making me work too hard.

orange 'n green in the vein

LOL SOUP. Never listened to him other than in the SOUPmobile on the way back from the loss to UNC this year (thus pissing off the mythic lame creation Terrence was asking about royally I bet!) but I'd have to stay away from him so his deer antler velvet extract spray didn't get on me and cause me to fail a urine test and ruin my reputation.

Canesfan_1

lol, so true

I honestly believe we are headed in the right direction. That doesn't mean I think Al Golden is perfect but I am 100% convinced that we are in much better shape than we were at the end of Randy's last season. I'm not a Randy basher in the least, but we were headed down down down when he was justifiably let go. You'd have to be blind not to see it.

That doesn't mean there won't be bumps in the road, who knows, maybe Golden pulls the trigger on our DC, or maybe the defense substantially improves. Even if he has to fire his guy, didnt JJ, Butch, and either Erickson or Schnellenberger have to fire their DC's a couple or three years into their stints as our coach? I know for sure JJ & Butch did.

Sarasota 'cane

Dan Sileo will not be working for WQAM when football season starts!

Go 'canes!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: Canesfan_1 | February 10, 2013 at 01:23 PM"

(Al Golden/D'No-plushies joke goes here.)

Click the blue name, go back to when the head coach was hired and start reading for yourself, don't ask me to push keys that will make you feel good when you see what results from them since I don't owe that to you anymore than you do to me. Thanks C_1. I say good things about things that impress me, when it's bad things, I say amusing things to make it entertaining for myself to watch retroactively.

Terrence, I've been thinking about what you asked recently about UM/UNC football/basketball fans from that era you said they where born around;

They sound like the type of fan that would intentionally lose a bet to Jordan on the golf-course then try to pay off in the locker-room like a cross between Ali G and Larry Craig, while I'm most definitely assured of the fact they would be poor excuses for Hurricanes unlike guys like championship winning player and coach Randy Shannon and the second greatest passing QB in history Jacory Harris.

If such a thing you described were actually known to exist, that is.

You know, since you asked and all.

86Cane

OGV and Sileo, sitting in a tree...

Can't U just see the two love birds together? A match made in heaven. LOL

86Cane

Canesfan_1...I feel your pain. I used to take what OGV said seriously to the point that it made me angry and I even deleted a few of his worst rants. That was until one day when I decided that I would not pay attention to it anymore or just read it with a sly smile on my face. It is so very, very sad when your root for someone to fail, much less someone who you should REALLY want to succeed.

Now I just skip over most of his comments or read them with a smile on my face as I eagerly anticipate the day when Al Golden turns this thing completely around (this year or next?) and OGV and Dan Sileo will be seated in one room together, side by side and served a HUGE helping of crow to eat.

We will never let him forget, NEVER!

86Cane

"flummox defenses"...Really? is THAT the only or best word U can choose from to describe what U wanted to say. Really?

Somebody should use that as a blog name. Now that would be something!

Canesfan_1

**agenda

Sarasota 'cane

You all are full of crap! Seriously! Miami has gotten better on the field and Al has begun to refill the empty cupboard that was left to him. The fact that All is even still here should be celebrated. A top 25 recruiting class in light of UM's circumstance should be celebrated.

This blog becomes such a drag to read sometimes because the "half empty" contingent is always the most vocal! If you can't see what UM is building on and off the field to improve the product then you're not really looking.

Go 'canes!!

Canesfan_1

Such a mess right now in that coaching office anyway

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I'll say this OGv, you are consistent with your negative genda against this coaching staff. Do you have anything positive to say abou this staff? Anything at all? Have they done anything right?

I'm not trying to be a smart a$$ or start some stuff with you, but it's the same song with you 24/7 and I was wondering if there is any space in your thoughts about something positive in our future or is your mind closed to the thought that while these coaches may be flawed and imperfect, they could have us headed in the right direction?

It's a serious question.

The Dude

Ah... 500 yards... corners playing ten yards off on 3rd and 2... rushing 2 on 3rd and 7... linebackers covering no one... ah.. flashbacks... LOOK OUT... They're going to the tight end... no coach... NOOOOO!!! God help us all!!! Huh, ah, ugh. What happened? I must have blacked out again. Did someone mention 500 yards of offense?

CoCane

OGV,

I hate to admit it but all you see & hear from Golden & his team is mediocrity & excuses. All you see & hear from Larranaga & his team is wins. I'll give Larranaga this. He did return virtually his entire team this year. Golden will return virtually his entire team next year. If him & his staff is really on point. We'll see similar performance from the football team next season. It does bother me that Larranaga never once gave an excuse about missing Scott for the 1st 3 games or missing big Reggie for 8 strait games. He just made adjustments & kept winning...

orange 'n green in the vein

Al needs to quit crying about negative recruiting and return to stopping the staff from being lazy like they were this year confronting the incidents of it, he sounds like his college roommate moaning about plays being ran he didn't see on game film after yet another 500 yard toasting.

Can't ever trust a reporter who can't get the year Coley called plays at FIU correct either. Unless he had a press box view of the 'across the ocean' extra point in 2006 because he was slacking off or on a draft scouting assignment that night James should have been working for the pro team that year shouldn't he? Such a mess right now in that coaching office anyway, not surprised it's spread to the fact checkers by association, with only Hurricanes with rings on their fingers even approaching trustworthy at doing their jobs decently now. The Pimp winning the first basketball title in his second year at UM while under an even worse NCAA cloud would put all the division 'title' from the worst in major college football celebrators to shame with the sheer amount of egg tonnage that would avalanche on them as the nets were cut down. Al's wife would pay the refs to Donnaghy up the title game so UM gets beat and she can feel destined still to be where they belong while she talks late at night on the phone with her husband from her hospital bed in Atlantis though so I'm still having trouble seeing them win six or more in a row to finish the season.

BEERicane

Boo hoo. Other teams are bad mouthing Miami, mommy. If you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all. They are a bunch of meanie-heads. GTFOH with complaining about that negative campaigning crap. It's part of the game.

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

Here’s what new UM offensive coordinator James Coley tells us he would like people to say about his UM offense in time: “Here’s a guy that creates explosive plays in the run game and passing game and is always seeking how to stretch the field, whether it’s horizontally or [vertically] and gets your guys in space where they can do damage.”

He will use a pro style offense with multiple formations and spread elements. “You are not handcuffing yourself into a two-back set all the time,” he said, adding he’s willing to use formations, at times, such as five receivers and an empty backfield, and isn’t opposed to occasionally lining up Duke Johnson at receiver to flummox defenses.

Tight end is a UM strength, and Coley said: “[If] you’ve got athletic tight ends” the key is “find the bad linebacker and exploit them.” Of emerging Clive Walford, Coley said: “The more he’s played, the better he’s gotten. I’m looking forward to start feeding him the rock.”

Coley, 39, helped craft the Seminoles’ game plan as offensive coordinator, but coach Jimbo Fisher called the plays. “It was time for me to go out and do my own thing,” said Coley, who called plays in 2006 for a talent-deficient FIU team. “Calling games is my passion. I want to try it on my own.”
Besides Fisher, his other offensive mentors include Jason Garrett and Scott Linehan, both colleagues in his three seasons on the Dolphins’ staff.

### UM people believe Florida State and Arkansas were two schools that negative recruited against the Hurricanes, with FSU warning players that UM is going to be on NCAA probation, despite having no firm evidence. FSU was irritated about losing Coley to Miami, but UM believes FSU bad-mouthed UM last year, too.

BigWindyCane1

Per ESPN: "According to the NCAA's research ... 35.2 percent of football players ... who enrolled as freshmen in 2009-10 to play Division I sports would not have met the 2016 standards."

That number may actually be higher in some regions, like South Florida.

BigWindyCane1

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8236949/ncaa-increases-minimum-eligibility-standards-division-student-athletes

This new NCAA rule may not impact the Canes much because they already have higher adminissions standards, but I wonder what impact this new eligibility rule will have on other colleges that recruit in South Florida.

WWIN

From what I was hearing all night on espn, they were predicting us to be #1 on Monday!

86Cane

Hassy...U are correct sir, thank U! Somehow, I got UNC confused with Duke which was at #4. I fixed the article.

86Cane

Native...Old Skool and I are going with the guide on 2/24 to learn all the secret tricks on where, when, how to fish Lake Istokpoga.

Then we want to go again with you in March around the full moon, so 3/24, 3/25, 3/29 or 3/30 would work. Have U fished the Lake before or just gone air boating there?

Have U been to George Medard to boat/fish? I read they stocked the lake with 1,000s of bass last year and the year before?

Hassan

UNC was not ranked #4 coming into this game.

Jack

"have"

Jack

Wow! I enjoy watching this Canes team play and I already a friendly bet that we make the sweet 16.
" please stay healthy and hungry Canes"

BigWindyCane1

Regardless of the ranking, the Canes are the best team in college basketball and I am not saying that because I am a Canes fan. If they keep playing this way for the rest of the season, they will be favored to win the national champtionship this year.

UMike

Miami is the first team to beat Duke and UNC by 20 or more in the same year since 1974 lol

86Cane

Off to church to pray for The U, the new AD, the football team and the U men's basketball team. This stuff really works!

Back, back....gimmee some room.

86Cane

Native...Fear the tie? YES

Fear the Lake? NO

The lake better fear US!

NativeCane

Beware of Istokpoga, it was the demise of a group of Seminoles, now we're gonna send out a group of Canes.

Lake Istokpoga is a 28,000-acre (110 km2) freshwater lake in Highlands County, Florida. The oblong-shaped lake is 5 miles (8.0 km) wide by 10 miles (16 km) long. Despite its area, it is very shallow, with an average depth of only 4 feet (1.2 m). Maximum depth is 10 feet (3.0 m). As a result, boaters must be cautious to not become stranded in muck near the shore line. With such shallowness, this lake is extremely dangerous for boaters during windstorms, as the waves get quite high.

Istokpoga is Seminole Indian for "our people died there" because a group of Seminole Indians attempted to cross the lake and were bogged in the mire and swallowed by whirlpools.

Go Canes!!!

NativeCane


Unless something else happens before Monday's polls come, expect #4 and be thrilled.

It's all about the U, baby!

Posted by: JCane | February 09, 2013 at 08:55 PM

U the man!

Go Canes!!!

NativeCane

Off Topic:

On google maps at the south end of Istokpoga look at the reddish hue of the land, the poinsettias are actually visible from space.

Go Canes!!!

NativeCane


Skools gonna love it.

Posted by: NativeCane | February 09, 2013 at 07:40 PM

He would love it even better if U would go with us and let us avoid the HEAVY guide price! LOL

Posted by: 86Cane | February 09, 2013 at 08:16 PM

U say when and I'll make it happen!

Go Canes!!!

CaneRock

And a DT starting tomorrow!

Posted by: 86Cane | February 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM

Yeah?!
If so, and if He has the potential, then that's VERY! good news.
His b-ball background gives me reason for optimism.

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