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July 08, 2013

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

BigWindyCane1

@Todd_Blackledge: Here is my random Monday night prediction: Miami, under Al Golden, will play for a National Championship BEFORE Florida State or Florida.

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 06:18 AM

With Morris, Duke and great OL, next year could be that year!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 09, 2013 at 06:29 PM

Or I should say this upcoming season. If the Canes can beat UF on Sept. 7, the sky is the limit this season. The Canes will face FSU on the road, but the Noles have a new QB, and a young OL and DL. An improved Canes team will face the same Va Tech team they blew out last year, and Pitt and UNC lost their top RBs and OLs.

This could be a special year.

BigWindyCane1

@Todd_Blackledge: Here is my random Monday night prediction: Miami, under Al Golden, will play for a National Championship BEFORE Florida State or Florida.

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 06:18 AM

With Morris, Duke and great OL, next year could be that year!

LB

Good physics, especially in the running game.

Add in ultimate team!

LB

"have you played it LB and what does it play like I wasn't mad at 13 at all but Im sure its a vast improvement with the stumble run as they called it supposedly if a runner is rated high and balanced he can regain his step on the way down from a tackle..."

I have not. But check out gaming tailgate on youtube. That crap is gone, and you'll be happy.

4-Real

According to the sports 24/7 blob our Bloody Valentine is claiming that he can bench press 315lbs 15 times!!! If u check his highlights u can clearly see the kid has IT! Judging by his recent camp highlights this kid is CLEARLY the best dt in the ENTIRE 2014 class. 6'4 300lbs and moves like a linebacker!

OFNC

Agree w/Houston. The team has not shown the "Win 'em all!" attitude for years. AG's biggest challenge this year is to get the team to focus on the most important game of the season --- the next one!!!

Canesfan_1

31 arrests. I wonder how many arrests the Gambino family had during the same period.

Posted by: Old Skool | July 09, 2013 at 04:29 PM

Hahahahahahahaha

If only I had said that.

Damn you, sir

Old Skool

A Cleveland fan died last week

He was such an avid supporter that his family is requesting all who attend the service on Tuesday wear their favorite Browns gear, making it a spectacle the recently departed would have truly appreciated.

The best part was found in his obituary ...

"He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

Old Skool

Urban "Whitey" Meyer speaks about Aaron Hernandez and his membership in the Gator family

In a text to Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch, Meyer responded to critics of his treatment of Hernandez at Florida by saying that he and the entire Gators family "worked very hard to mentor and guide him."

31 arrests. I wonder how many arrests the Gambino family had during the same period.

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

have you played it LB and what does it play like I wasn't mad at 13 at all but Im sure its a vast improvement with the stumble run as they called it supposedly if a runner is rated high and balanced he can regain his step on the way down from a tackle...

RCCF12%

4-Real

Tjl, Shannon tried to hire Darnell Walker, Gus Malzhan, Joker Phillips & Carl What's-his-name that was fired from UCLA. In other words, the guy tried but didn't have any support. But to Golden's defense, Golden is going thru the exact same thing with our administration. Can u say Mario?

LB

Duke & Morris are both over 90.

TJL

Shannon also tried to hire Mike Tomlin when he was with the Vikings

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How About Has Anybody Played NCAA14 and what is daU looking like on the game???? and if Duke or Morris are rated less than 90 its a Hoax....


RCCF12%

Houston

As long as LB is parsing statistics, chew on this: a combined 1-4 against BC, Maryland, and Virginia is a big red flag.

Like I said, I fully support the coaches, but they have a ways to go before I will be confident they're the final answer. WE CAN NO LONGER LOSE TO THESE TYPE OF TEAMS in year three and going forward.

Posted by: Canesfan_1

Well we can’t look at just half the story here. Yes AG has gone 1-4 against BC, Maryland and Virginia, but also within that time span he posted a 4 – 2 against GT, VT, and NC
(2 – 0 against GT), 1 – 1 against VT, and 1 – 1 against North Carolina

I agree we can't lose to those other teams, but looking at the full picture we are a better team. Just need to play up to our game, EVERY game (which comes with maturity which is what we have this year)

Not giving out passes, but we are a better team from the first to the second year and let’s sit and wait for 2013!


SOUP

Like I said, I fully support the coaches, but they have a ways to go before I will be confident they're the final answer. WE CAN NO LONGER LOSE TO THESE TYPE OF TEAMS in year three and going forward.

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | July 09, 2013 at 03:42 PM

There IT is right there.

CaneRock

Losing to UVA is unacceptable.

Posted by: LB | July 09, 2013 at 03:50 PM

YES! IT! IS!!!
I've never called for D'Onofrio to be fired, but if the D performs poorly against them AGAIN!, then His ass NEEDS TO GO!

NO!, check that, His ass BETTER GO! Leave His ass right there on 27th Ave. LMAO!

Ohio_Cane

Somebody just showed me that Berrios kid. Good grief... he can fly.

Posted by: LB | July 09, 2013 at 03:50 PM
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U should learn to trust me more often. Lol

Terrance Sullivan

CaneROCK anytime bruh. Lol.

LB

Somebody just showed me that Berrios kid. Good grief... he can fly.

LB

Losing to UVA is unacceptable.

CaneRock

CaneROCK JJ is from east Texas Port Arthur and played for Frank Broyles, his teammate was Jerry Jones on the 1964 National Championship team.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 09, 2013 at 03:31 PM

Thanks T.Sully...I was wronger than a mug LMAO!

Canesfan_1

I'm a Golden supporter, but I'm not blind, either.

Golden is learning on the job and he has done some good things but there are some red flags as well.

As long as LB is parsing statistics, chew on this: a combined 1-4 against BC, Maryland, and Virginia is a big red flag.

Like I said, I fully support the coaches, but they have a ways to go before I will be confident they're the final answer. WE CAN NO LONGER LOSE TO THESE TYPE OF TEAMS in year three and going forward.

Ohio_Cane

It's almost been a month since the NCAA hearing. We're within 2-4 weeks of closure.

CAN'T WAIT! <-- Bart Scott voice

CaneRock

Miami voted as the Ultimate Team on ESPN!

Forget all the players they had, but I saw Michael Irvin,Warren Sapp,Sean Taylor, and Ken Dorsey among others.

NICE!

SOUP

OFF TOPIC JOKE:

One day Little Johnny's mom was cleaning his room. In the closet, she found a bondage S+M magazine. This was highly upsetting to her. She hid the magazine until his father got home. When Little Johnny's father walked in the door, she irately handed the magazine to him, and said:

"This is what I found in your son's closet." He looked at it and handed it back to her without a word. Several minutes passed, then she finally asked him, "Well what should we do about this?"

Little Johnny's dad looked at her and said:

Well I don't think you should spank him.

Terrance Sullivan

CaneROCK JJ is from east Texas Port Arthur and played for Frank Broyles, his teammate was Jerry Jones on the 1964 National Championship team. Also. I think FAU, Savannah State, Wake Forest, USF, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Duke, are automatic wins. I think we should beat Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Floriduh. The two games I think we can lose is FSwho and UNC. Go Canes.

CaneRock

Posted by: SOUP | July 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM

GOOD! stuff SOUP!

SOUP

REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/bruce-feldman/22697494/talking-football-and-buffett-with-june-jones-and-hal-mumme

LB

What does that mean?

Golden showed significant improvement from year 1 to 2 despite heavy losses due to graduation, suspension, transfer, and injury. He also improved despite playing 3 BCS teams (vs. 1 in 2011).

UM is very quickly learning how to beat conference opponents (UVA will get fixed this year, and FSU is next).

But UM needs to do a few things in order to be considered "back:"

1. Outright win the Coastal.
- Though this would have happened last year, NC had the better record and beat UM. There's no excuse for this team not to sweep the six in front of them. Prediction: 2013.

2. Win a bowl game.
- I can't stress how important this is to momentum and team morale. It propels a team in the rankings and absolutely assists in recruiting. It also hasn't happened since 2006. If it's a non-BCS bowl game, it must happen this year. Prediction: 2013.

3. Win the ACC. Honestly, it's without question the worst of the major BCS conferences and is absolutely winnable. Nobody sucks like the ACC in BCS games (their recent only wins coming against N. Illinois & Cincinnati). Can it happen in 2013? It all depends on how far the defense progresses. Prediction: Tossup.

4. Consistently beat ranked teams. Al Golden is 1-6 vs. postseason ranked teams, and this is something that has got to get fixed NOW. This can be partially attributed to suspensions, injuries, and a terrible defense. UM has the benefit of an easy schedule (they play only 2 BCS teams). But they've got to at least beat a major ranked opponent to be taken seriously on a national level.

5. Win the Orange Bowl.

j.w.

.w, let's not 4get Shannon tried to hire BOTH Kevin Sumlin, Dirk Cutter & Charlie Strong but the administration refused to shell out the cash. Shannon also tried to put his foot in Shapiro's ass but was COMMANDED by BOTH Hocutt & Shalala to leave the snake be & let him have his fun. Shannon was never seen accepting a check from Ratboy.

Posted by: 4-Real | July 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM

So the "sources" said, 4-real. But Koetter got an NFL job, while Sumlin and Strong might very well have known their path to a head coaching opportunity was stronger by staying where they were. I'll grant you the admin. screwed up royally with Shapiro. As for Hocutt at Texas Tech, we have no idea if Kirby did try to hire Golden at Tech, whether Golden politely refused, whether Hocutt realized that Golden was probably not a great fit at an outpost like Lubbock, Tx given his New Jersey roots, etc.

TonyCane

Not giving the funds to Shannon to hire better coordinators is a real indictement on UM leadership during his tenure. Hopefully they now realize that a top level BCS program cannot be maintained on the cheap.

One fault I did have with Shannon was a lack of emotion. It bled out into his players as time went on. If you are stoic when you are up 20, or down 20 why should we be surprised if some players stopped caring, or behaved like automatons.

Ohio_Cane

Is what still going on.
I thought it was a good discussion.
I think we illustrated why the AG era will be a success LOL.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 09, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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Oh, I don't mind if U guys go at it again. We've done this for 3 years every off-season tho! LOL

LB

Here's a study on Golden:

2011
- ACC Record: 3-5, 3-2 vs. Coastal, 0-3 vs. Atlantic
- 3-1 Nonconference
- 1-3 vs. Postseason ranked teams, 1 BCS team

2012
- ACC Record: 5-3, 3-2 vs. Coastal, 2-1 vs. Atlantic
- 2-2 Nonconference
- 0-3 vs. Postseason ranked teams, 3 BCS teams

Coastal Opponents (6-4)
Ga. Tech: 2-0
Va. Tech: 1-1
Duke: 2-0
N. Carolina: 1-1
Virginia: 0-2

Atlantic (3-3)
FSU: 0-2
BC: 1-1
Maryland: 0-1
N.C. State: 1-0

CaneRock

Is this still going on?

Be back later... LOL

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 09, 2013 at 02:18 PM

Is what still going on.
I thought it was a good discussion.
I think we illustrated why the AG era will be a success LOL.

Ohio_Cane

CANEINSIDER ‏@CANEINSIDER 2m

Cocoa DT Freddie Booth-Lloyd, rated 6th DT in State by FNF Mag & 55th Overall Prospect, is camping at GT, UGA & FSU this wk, #Canes lead

6'1, 305 HERB

Ohio_Cane

Is this still going on?

Be back later... LOL

CaneRock

J.w, let's not 4get Shannon tried to hire BOTH Kevin Sumlin, Dirk Cutter & Charlie Strong but the administration refused to shell out the cash.

Posted by: 4-Real | July 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM

Don't know if He was a candidate at the time, but we should've hired Sumlin if He was. Sumlin would've had that thang HUMMIN'! in year 2 at least.

Oh well.

CaneRock

Last thing on Shannon, but ya'll remember when He jumped on Manny for showing that practice footage, I think He made Manny $hit His pants LMAO!

And Manny wasn't even the one that released the footage, it was Rudy's FAT ASS! at ITU. And the FAT ASS! never did fess up to what He did...SUCKA!

4-Real

J.w, let's not 4get Shannon tried to hire BOTH Kevin Sumlin, Dirk Cutter & Charlie Strong but the administration refused to shell out the cash. Shannon also tried to put his foot in Shapiro's ass but was COMMANDED by BOTH Hocutt & Shalala to leave the snake be & let him have his fun. Shannon was never seen accepting a check from Ratboy.

CaneRock

The ones he picked had no loyalty to him, ignored his warnings on Shapiro, didn't outwork anyone, etc.

Posted by: j.w. | July 09, 2013 at 02:00 PM

EXACTAMUNDO JW, those SOBs had no type of LOYALTY! LOYALTY matters!

4-Real

I like Al Golden but if any of u honestly think Hocutt had Miami's best interest in hand when hiring Golden is definitely walking around with blinders on! Case-n-point, if Hocutt had so much faith in the G-Child then why didn't he ever reach out & offer Golden the Texas tech job after Tubbs left? Dude had 1 thing on his to-do list b4 he bolted 2 Texas...Fire that N@#$a Randy Shannon, and replace him with whoever!!!!

j.w.

But as far as Shannon's failures as a HC, His biggest one was with the media. If Shannon had a better relationship with the media, then that would've covered His shortcomings as a HC for at least another year. Which is what AG is good at...using the media to cover His shortcomings.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 09, 2013 at 01:40 PM

Agree with this, CaneRock. The other major shortcoming Shannon had was his inability to pick good assistant coaches. The ones he picked had no loyalty to him, ignored his warnings on Shapiro, didn't outwork anyone, etc.

CaneRock


Speaking of the media turning on you...

Am I the only person that notice the media didn't turn on & expose Urban Meyer until he left floriduh & the s.e.c.?

Posted by: 4-Real | July 09, 2013 at 01:49 PM

Ahhhhhh, you see...

4-Real

Speaking of the media turning on you...

Am I the only person that notice the media didn't turn on & expose Urban Meyer until he left floriduh & the s.e.c.?

CaneRock

But looking at the aforementioned coaches, even though they came from different cultures, they embraced the Miami culture.
And that's why I think AG will succeed...He embraces the Miami culture.

LB

Fair enough, Soupers. I'll call off the artillery.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^IOWs, when the media turns on you, IT'S A WRAP!

CaneRock

But as far as Shannon's failures as a HC, His biggest one was with the media. If Shannon had a better relationship with the media, then that would've covered His shortcomings as a HC for at least another year. Which is what AG is good at...using the media to cover His shortcomings.

CaneRock

Like that firms understands the U, or the Miami area etc etc..craziness lol

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 01:18 PM

EXACTLY!
If that firm understood Miami's past successes, it would know that the HCs of those teams went against the grain of what the City Of Miami was about.

Schnellenberger was an Alabama guy.
JJ was a West Texas guy, who played for Bud Wilkinson at OU.
Erickson was a yuppy from the West Coast.
Davis, who was a JJ disciple, was an Oklahoma guy.
Coker, who was a Davis disciple, was an Oklahoma guy.

Shannon, as we all know, was born and raised in Miami. Maybe familiarity does breed contempt.

SOUP

Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes has been dismissed from the team and the school, according to a school spokesman.

Holmes was kicked out of school by a panel of his peers on the university’s student judiciary committee -- not the athletic department -- after he was found guilty of a reduced misdemeanor charge of assault and battery. Holmes was originally facing a felony malicious wounding charge for his alleged involvement in a fight in April. Because the felony was reduced to a misdemeanor charge, Holmes could have been reinstated by athletic director Jim Weaver, as long as he was cleared by the university. The student judiciary panel, though, is of a higher authority than the school’s athletic director.

SOUP

Seriously, how can anyone defend Randy Shannon?

Posted by: LB | July 09, 2013 at 01:24 PM

Don't start that AGAIN. It's OVA!

SOUP

Hurricanes Football ‏@MiamiHurricanes 1h

Beautiful campus, great education RT @univmiami: Did U Know? 75% of our academic classes have 35 students or less. #UMoncampus

canezilla

DUKE IS A HARD PLACE TO PLAY

LB

"Randy Shannon's GOLDEN PICK Randy Duke Johnson(fact)so yea Soup U were saying about me accepting truth????"

Duke was coming to UM regardless.

Seriously, how can anyone defend Randy Shannon?

UMike

CaneRock..actually, the firm picked a few others, but like Golden I think RS was the third choice..but I get your point..your going to hire a firm to look for someone? Like that firms understands the U, or the Miami area etc etc..craziness lol

CaneRock

I don't blame Shannon AT ALL! for what Golden "inherited", I blame the lazy ass people at the top, for not doing their OWN! due diligence, and hiring a better coach.

REMEMBER!, it wasn't the Prez or the AD that targeted and hired Shannon, it was the University that hired an outside firm (head-hunter) to target and hire Shannon. An outside firm that didn't know $hit! about football <------- In my Roger Mayweather voice.

Now think about that for a second...the University HIRED SOMEBODY, to HIRE SOMEBODY, who they ended up FIRING! And what's worse, it was an in-house hiring, so the headhunter didn't have far to go LMAO!

We spent 50 grand FOR THAT!

Ohio_Cane

Canes co-lead with UiF for Winter Park SDE Trent Harris (6'2, 230)

SOUP

Has there ever been any confirmation regarding Kevin Patrick joining the staff?

Posted by: Old Skool | July 09, 2013 at 12:45 PM

NEGATIVE.

Was just wishful thinking?

canezilla


Im in that small pool of believers that we are going 12-0 with a big BCS bowl win!!!!

Canes allday everyday!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | July 09, 2013 at 11:09 AM
TIPS TOE IN THE WATER. LIKE WHAT I"M FEELING!!! AND WHY THE F IS EVERYONE SCARED OF VT????????? WE KILL THEM AT HOME AGAIN THIS YEAR!!!STUPID TURKEY

Old Skool

Has there ever been any confirmation regarding Kevin Patrick joining the staff?

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Agreed Soup No More Shannon Talk his Time is Up and We are Golden's Boys Now..

Way 2 Go UpNorth 12% it out buddy 12-0 is a Cane Thang..

Clearly U can't handle the truth, so why bother with facts? When it comes to Shannon U have blinders on and U can't see anything clearly even with the facts staring you right in the face.---Soup nothing typed was factually just all blaming so yea I can handle truth Actually love truth but seems U guys like mess at times too as opposed to truth...I have agreed 100x Shannon WAS NOT the best coach but for what he did he deserves applause...kids quitting on a coach is a direct reflection of Whipple putting bugs in kids ears because Whipple hated Shannon and Shannon's relationships with HS coaches is this "if your kid wants money or you the coach wants your palms greased go to the $EC because U wont get it from me"...did it cost daU definitely but did it save Randy Shannons face absolutely and if I am not truthing then why are we so proud of Randy Shannon's GOLDEN PICK Randy Duke Johnson(fact)so yea Soup U were saying about me accepting truth???? I rest my case....

Now Come on and 12% or watch the Bus Ride By Ya..
RCCF

LB

Onto 2013, and our opponents offensively (Savannah St. doesn't count):

FIU 20.5, 107th
Florida 26.5, 78th
USF 20.6, 106th
Ga. Tech 33.6, 34th
North Carolina 40.6, 8th
Wake Forest 18.5, 116th
FSU 39.3, 10th
Va. Tech 25.1, 83rd
Duke 31.5, 44th
Virginia 22.8, 95th
Pittsburgh 26.6, 76th

How it really looks: we play opponents who score around 27.8 pts. a game, and average around 68th for offense.

Here's where it gets good:

We play the 76th, 78th, 83rd, 95th, 106th, 107th, and 116th ranked offenses. Again, I'm not including Savannah.

The others?
D'Onofrio's defenses have been historically quite good against Ga. Tech.

North Carolina lost their nasty little tailback.

FSU is going through QB transition.

The other team? Duke. All they did was lose their QB & top receiver.

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That's why anything less than 8 wins and an ACC title appearance is an absolute failutre.

SOUP

Some REALLY good blogging today peeps.

Especially LB and UMike doin work!

SOUP

Miami Hurricanes junior center Shane McDermott is one of 44 players named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Watch List, released Tuesday by the trophy’s selection committee. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate center in NCAA Division I FBS.

McDermott is one of five ACC centers on the list, joined by Russell Bodine (North Carolina), Jay Finch (Georgia Tech), Macky MacPherson (Syracuse) and Bryan Stork (Florida State).

An All-ACC honorable mention selection in 2012 by the league coaches, McDermott started all 12 games at center for the Hurricanes. He anchored the offensive line that paved the way for the ACC’s third-best passing offense (295.4) and fifth-best total offense (440.2). As a redshirt freshman in 2011, he saw action in 10 games, allowing no sacks and registering zero penalties on the season.

The Lake Worth, Fla., native was awarded the Walter Kichefski Endowed Football Scholarship at the 2013 UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and he will graduate this summer with his bachelor’s degree.

Miami’s Brett Romberg won the Rimington Trophy in 2002 after contributing the Miami’s 34-game winning streak from 2000-2002. He never allowed a sack at center and led an offensive line that helped produce three 1,000-yard rushers – James Jackson, Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee.

LB

Golden's numbers are most comparable to 2007 & 2008, when Shannon first took charge.

Defensive leaders (top three tacklers):
2007
T. Gooden (100 tackles, 1 Int), C. McCarthy (68 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 Int), C. Campbell (50 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 Int)

2008
G. Cook (76 tackles, 1 sack), D. Sharpton (58 tackles, 2 sacks), R. Davis (31 tackles)

2011
S. Spence (106 tackles, 3 sacks), D. Perryman (69 tackles, 1 sack), J. Nicolas (66 tackles, 2 Int)

2012
S. Green (67 tackles), D. Perryman (64 tackles, 1 Int), G. Paul (61 tackles)

UpNorthCane27

Plain and simple people.....

WIN THE TURNOVERS MATCH AND UM WINS AND GOES 12-0!!!!

LB

"I honestly cant remember the last time our D was good..2004 maybe?"

Actually, 2006.

Here's a look at points allowed from 2004-since:

Coker
2004: 17 (1 shutout, 4 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2005: 14.25 (0 shutouts, 2 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2006: 15.08 (1 shutout, 2 games allowed 24+ pts.)

Shannon
2007: 26 (0 shutouts, 6 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2008: 24 (0 shutouts, 7 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2009: 20.33 (0 shutouts, 4 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2010: 19.67 (1 shutout, 5 games allowed 24+ pts.)

Golden
2011: 20.08 (0 shutouts, 6 games allowed 24+ pts.)
2012: 27.08 (0 shutouts, 7 games allowed 24+ pts.)

j.w.

He wad handed the keys to a rusted Alfa Romeo with 300k miles on it, a broken door handle and a cracked windshield. The fact he kept that fractured, flawed team together for 2 years when they had no depth, selfish leadership with very few exceptions and no recruits in year 1 is frankly amazing.

LB

"Are U Guys Blind or Dumb...Stop Blaming a man who is the ONLY name to remain clean and NOT have to answer anything at all about Nevin Shapiro...Stop Blamiing the man that made the kids go to class because before Shannon we WERE NOT the tops in Graduating kids and giving them MORE than football...Stop blaming the man that said he is NOT allowing his kids to take checks from Nevin and Punished them if he found they did..U guys are jaded I swear always wanna finger point at the wrong ppl..."

Try again.

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Honestly, our defense doesn't have to improve that much to have an outstanding year. I'd consider double digits wins in that vein.

UMike

I honestly cant remember the last time our D was good..2004 maybe?

UpNorthCane27

UMike im telling you man its going to happen this year we are gonna be the greatest show on grass. Highpowered offense with a crazy running game to go with it. Our Defense will shock the nation

CoCane

FAU, Savanna St, USF, Wake, Duke, Virginia & Ga Tech SHOULD be 7 automic wins... Florida, @FSU & VT will be the most losable games... @UNC & @PITT are the wildcard games. Games we should win but we'll lose if we play sub par or dont bring it... I say 9-3 or 10-2.

UMike

UpNorth..i do not think 12-0 is beyond reach. With Duke full time at RB and Morris we can score with anyone on our schedule. If our D improves and a few things go our way, we could be 12-0. FSU is breaking in a new QB and coordinator and is always overrated. VT is down some at the moment and Florida is at home. So yea..it could happen lol

UpNorthCane27

Im in that small pool of believers that we are going 12-0 with a big BCS bowl win!!!!

Canes allday everyday!!!

SOUP

State Facts Not Opinions...

Posted by: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359 | July 09, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Clearly U can't handle the truth, so why bother with facts? When it comes to Shannon U have blinders on and U can't see anything clearly even with the facts staring you right in the face.

But let's end the Shannon talk here and now. Those days are over. This is Golden's team and as Canesfan_1 has said our CURRENT coach and HIS players have to win and win BIG over the next two years and then beyond.

NO EXCUSES.

SOUP

10 wins or bust. Lets not be coddling this staff, either. Perform or else.

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | July 09, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Well, well, well...look who going BIG this AM? LOL

SOUP

It looks to be a very good team. Barring injury to Morris, there's no excuse for an ACC title game appearance. None.

Posted by: LB | July 09, 2013 at 08:29 AM

There IT is right there.

UMike

For the record I was not blaming RS for our situation right now..I was talking about some of the mess he left Golden. I applaud Shannon for a lot of stuff. He got the kids in class and the arrest were down etc, but he made bad hires and hurt a lot of relationships with local coaches/schools. Also, IF the players quit on RS, there was a reason. If the players quit that is on Shannon. RS is a Cane and did some good, but he doesnt get a pass and he at least deserves SOME of the blame for the last couple years.

SOUP

I will say this...no matter who we do end up with or dont end up with..the staff has put in major work this recruiting cycle

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 06:37 AM

Can I get an AMEN from the congregation?

trianglecane

Shannon got the UM job too early. hindsight being 20/20.

SOUP

Its 6:00 am...where is UMike...WORKIN DA SPACE!!! Lets get it...

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 06:03 AM

I LUV U MAN!!!

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and how HORRIBLE was our offense under Shannon was that his fault too????


RCCF12%

State Facts Not Opinions...

SOUP

"A late run at Sony Michel is not completely out of the question, but it is extremely unlikely that materializes into anything."

I agree with this, have for a while now.

BUT, we have our sites on more than Just Dalvin Cook to go with Yearby. As more time goes by and IF it looks more and more like Cook will stick with UF, then UM will move on to another of the many RB recruits to pair up with Yearby next year.

I don't have specific names but will research it to find out. If somebody knows what other RBs we have offered that would help.

4-Real

A 7 win team with the #22 overall defense might not be a Lamborghini but it SURE IS HELL WASN'T A DODGE NEON EITHER!!!

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Here we go with the Shannon Killers hey Guess what SmartyPantses....IT IS WELL KNOWN THE CANES QUIT ON SHANNON NOT VICE VERSA..
Are U Guys Blind or Dumb...Stop Blaming a man who is the ONLY name to remain clean and NOT have to answer anything at all about Nevin Shapiro...Stop Blamiing the man that made the kids go to class because before Shannon we WERE NOT the tops in Graduating kids and giving them MORE than football...Stop blaming the man that said he is NOT allowing his kids to take checks from Nevin and Punished them if he found they did..U guys are jaded I swear always wanna finger point at the wrong ppl...

12%RCCF...Shannon Supporter/TeamGoldenKool-Aid

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trianglecane

UNC and Pitt are shakey to me. Not because we can't win, but we have been inconsistent for 9 years. I would switch VT and UNC. UNC will be a black out game on thursday and it should be fun.

Canesfan_1

Sorry guys. With our schedule, wining only 8 games is SEVERE UNDERPERFORMANCE. Get out of here with that mess. 9 wins is barely acceptable. 10 wins is what I expect.

Also, I was no Shannon fan, but lets stop with using that as an excuse. I'll buy it for years one and two, but not year 3. This is is Golden's deal now. No more excuses. 8 wins? Which is just one more than last year? That's a joke.

10 wins or bust. Lets not be coddling this staff, either. Perform or else.

UMike

Florida Atlantic
Savannah State
South Florida
GT
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Duke
Virgina
Pitt

SHOULD all be wins, even if our D is only a little improved. We should win at LEAST one out of..

Florida
FSU
VT

No excuses AT ALL to not win 8 games or more, even with last years D

Ohio_Cane

If this team fails to:
- Win the coastal
- Win 8 games
- Lose a non-BCS bowl game

I'm with you. But I don't think these things will happen. There's too much talent on a team with a senior QB.

Posted by: LB | July 09, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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Freakin' THIS.

Anything less than those this year is failure.

canezilla



Canesfan...I'm going to disagree with you about one thing. No way was Golden handed the keys to a Lamborghini lol

Posted by: UMike | July 09, 2013 at 09:23 AM
WITH A LOCKED UP MOTOR

Ohio_Cane

The []_[] is always a Lamborghini. It may have needed a little body work, an overhaul, and a tune up, but it's still a beaut.

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | July 09, 2013 at 09:28 AM
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No doubt. The base is there. The engine is ready to haul a$$. Granted U can make the argument a Lamborghini is a Lamborghini regardless of it's condition, but this one was in a junk yard, not a show-room floor.

LB

"Even with what Golden was handed, the analogy still remains, LB. I don't apologize for what we have, it was a Lamborghini that needed work, but it's still a stud car."

Not when Randy Shannon was coaching. Not at all.

Shannon's record? 28-23. Bowl record? 0-2 vs. a bad California team and a transitioning Notre Dame.

His record vs. the ACC opponents that matter (FSU, Va. Tech, Ga. Tech, North Carolina)? 4-8. He didn't have a winning record vs. any of them.

He never won more than three games in a row. He ended every year with a loss. Three of those years were on losing streaks of three games or more (one year four).

Golden, however?

In two years rebuilding Shannon's mess and with hordes of issues (injuries, suspensions, the NCAA, a partridge and a pear tree)?

He had a three game losing streak, but was preceded by a three game winning streak. The same year, last year, he had a two game winning streak to end the year. This with probably one of the worst defense in football, if not in UM history. Oh, and he also faced THREE teams that appeared in BCS games(FSU, Notre Dame, Kansas State).

Now he's got a good team with an excellent schedule. Al Golden hasn't had an opportunity to go to a bowl game.

This is the year where we find out how well he can do.

If this team fails to:
- Win the coastal
- Win 8 games
- Lose a non-BCS bowl game

I'm with you. But I don't think these things will happen. There's too much talent on a team with a senior QB.

UMike

Canesfan..I understand in our minds as fans the U will always be a "Lamborghini"..but in reality we have been far from a sports car for about 7 years now lol....Golden did get a job in a top University in a recruiting hotbed..BUT..that recruiting hotbed was corrupted by RS and neglected by Coker. The majority of the players he inherited were lazy and out of shape thanks to Shannons favoritism. Oh..and that whole NCAA thing lol

Canesfan_1

I disagree with you - back at you.

The []_[] is always a Lamborghini. It may have needed a little body work, an overhaul, and a tune up, but it's still a beaut.

I'm never ashamed of dis []_[]. I'm a soldier.

Ohio_Cane

I don't apologize for what we have, it was a Lamborghini that needed work, but it's still a stud car.

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | July 09, 2013 at 09:14 AM
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Golden was handed a Lamborghini? Maybe one that'd been wrecked 5 times and then left out in the rain with the windows down and the doors up for a year or two...

When he got here in December/January of 2010(?), we had 2 commits. TWO. It's July and we have 20 with a couple real close to committing.

UMike

Canesfan...I'm going to disagree with you about one thing. No way was Golden handed the keys to a Lamborghini lol

Ohio_Cane

Here's ESPN talking about Golden and this recruiting class:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9460349

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