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November 30, 2013

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Yoopercane

Go Canes!

IraqiCane

Way to WIN!!! GO CANES!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff Soup!

SOUP

Stacey Coley is on our team, he'll get us at least 7 wins by his damn self the next 2yrs!

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | November 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM

THIS.

SOUP

I'll take a W despite the defense making me a little nervous again. Also want to thank KYcane for joining me. It was great to meet you.

Posted by: raizecane | November 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM

NICE!

SOUP

Ohio...thanks for the photos and the video.

U da MAN!

raizecane

Great job Ohio…..looks like u had some really nice seats. And the pictures came out real good despite your drunkenness,,,,,way to go!!

raizecane

looked like there were a lot of empty seats for the game…...

Ohio_Cane

@ByTimReynolds: Unless Miami goes to the ACC title game, it sounds like Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Louisville might be the way things work out for 'Canes

VfB_Cane

If you want to focus on the positive, "The Hurricanes ended ACC play with a 5-3 record." shouldn't be a part of the list.

9-3 overall is OK, as long as the losses are in non-conference play. Before we can claim to be back, we have to make it to the top of our conference (or even our division), and a 5-3 record is not getting that done.
First and foremost, we have to avoid losing to divisional rivals; we're 3-7 against VT since joining the ACC in 2004.

Ohio_Cane

SOUP, U are welcome, sir.

Raize, I too was surprised when I checked the pics and video later that they were actually legit lol. There were some of the seat, the ground, the air, etc, but I didn't post those. LOL

Oh, and there's no way that stadium had more than 20k people. Stadium was EMPTY.

Ps - Correction in the article:

"Sure, we can say that Miami beat Pitt on a cold night at Heinze Field by a core of 41-31"

*Heinz Field ... *Score of 41-31

Ohio_Cane

The crowd at the game had to have been 1/4 Canes fans

KYcane

Raize,

Yes sir, it was great to meet you as well. That was a good place to watch the game.

Ohio_Cane

@hurricanesports: STACY COLEY: The ONLY FBS player in 2013 to record a TD via reception, punt return, kickoff return & rush http://t.co/fZPLIqVENs

SOUP

Ohio...thanks and fixed.

SOUP

Kissimmee State Park here I come!

j.w.

Great writeup Soup, nice win this weekend. And what a relief it was to enjoy a Canes game with little to no angst!

dj moonbat

@hurricanesports: STACY COLEY: The ONLY FBS player in 2013 to record a TD via reception, punt return, kickoff return & rush http://t.co/fZPLIqVENs


Some people just can't make up their mind.

KYcane

Ohio,

Great video... Looks like you had some good action in the corner of that EZ w/the catch & Coley's run.

MaryLouAlumni

Wonderful pictures. Thank You. Great article too, but look what happened with the defense! Geez, I just wanted the darn game to end, because everytime they got the ball, they marched down the field. I was holding my breath. As you said, it should NEVER been that close. GOLDEN & CO JUST DON'T GET IT.
Let's hope today goes our way for once.

AfriCane

its funny how the media can make excuses for an SEC team like florida that loses 7 in a row including to an FCS team that also had 19 players missing due to injury. so what if they had a lot of injury? Florida has had a top 5 recruiting class for like the last 8 years. they have depth. no reason they should be this low with all those 5 stars. if that were Miami, they would just simply call us garbage. God! I hate the SEC, the media & Florida.

AfriCane

Damn Jort wearing sissies from Gays-ville.

Jramos

I kind of hope they go to the Russell athletic bowl cause then i will be going...Is in Orlando right guys?

VfB_Cane

Promising start: NC scores, up 7-0.

CGNC

LOL Soup, the team needs to win their bowl for me to completely abandon the 9-3.

pbcfrcane13

God what I would do for an attacking D like UF wow!

pbcfrcane13

They are just playing man bump on the outside andsstanding guys up showing blitz blitzing from all sides oh man its fun to watch

VfB_Cane

NC and Duke tied at 7.

AfriCane

pbc, they didn't swarm against the fcs team.

CGNC

Ohio glad you had fun at the game and kudos to Mrs. Ohio for sitting in that freezing weather with you! I always found the away games more fun than the home games

pbcfrcane13

Yea its one game that I'm sure they thought thru could cake walk plus there only missing there best player. Not saying I want there team I want there style of defense of play calling.

AfriCane

our secondary is better thaan UNC's.

pbcfrcane13

Osu Michigan game wow fun!

VA Cane

Hello all you Canes fans. I saw you brave fans in the stands, think you really helped us!!!

We did a nice job in the cold overall....that was good to come out shirtless.....good for mental toughness.

Overall I cant fuss too hard as we won. There is still room for improvement as with any team.

Offense SM did not play bad, threw ball away when needed to...good job. Got the ball to Hurns and Coley....those guys are awesome....like Reggie W and Harrison....they will be great pros. The line did a good job in protection....and at times on the run....other times not so much. We get lazy up front, do not pick our feet up, do not fly out there when we pull and do not turn it up to block...that's lazy and poor foot work. It has to happen every play. Linemen that size must be quick....pick them feet up....drive block hard....sprint on the pull. We got lazy in the 2nd half until Pitt started coming back...it was like wake up. I did like the TD to Cleveland nice pass. Walford should have scored on his burst....he just fell down over the guy.....then he got his AZZ chilled.....he runs straight up.....again pick them feet up and go run....north south and in a football position. Again, Coley and Hurns were great and overall the O did pretty good. I do not like the false start stuff they are non competitive fouls before anything happens....THINK!!!!

Punting, coverage, KO, returns were pretty good as well. Punter is a great weapon....and he made the strip.

Defense.....again we made a few plays but overall it is disappointing. There is no pressure up front at all. We get turned sideways on runs and driven out of the attack zone. At times we made stops, but they blew us off the ball too often. Linebackers did ok at times, but way too many missed tackles......and 5-7 yards off ball? Not looking into the backfield and letting TEs and backs slip out wide open? Bad coverage. I think The Dude said we have 5 free safties......I swear there might have been 7....all in the middle of the field 15+ yards back....guys were running wide open nobody there. That is bad D. Overall the tackling was embarrassing.....KR22 on their first TD just whiffed....head down arms flailing....awful. You will never be a contender with this soft vanilla laid back be nice don't hit tackle or cover D. Bad D.

Now it was a win, and the O looked good at times, the D looked good in spots....ST pretty good. I liked the spirit and they did well in the cold.

The D is broken, and it is not acceptable. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I think I know it all, maybe I am too critical....but I have to be honest. That scheme is wrong, bad, failing and unacceptable.

Somebody was talking about talent...well we have some talent.....Coley Hurns were impressive.....but watch their fundamentals, footwork, focus, concentration, effort, will, desire......they were taught these things and they drank deeply....they are top notch. Linder looked really good he is solid.

Talent rating from talking heads who just talk does not work for me. These kids were good HS players....who got by on speed, ability, arm tackles, shove blocks....they were superior talent then. Now you step up against the big boys who do it right.....that shine aint so bright. We have got to get serious about the fundamentals of the game....in all areas. You can talk talent all you want....go for it....stars, 40 and 100 times, Under Armour All Star, HS records, SWAG......grab it baby. I will beat you every time with talent.....but talent that is rock solid based in fundamentals, football smarts, the ability to learn the new while still basing it on the basics, desire, aggression, passion, TEAM mentality TEAM first attitude.....and has some of those other things as additional features.....the speed the times, the accolades and records.....I don't need no SWAG.....I need silent confidence assassin mentality.

I like AG and staff....they have improved some things......but they are wrong if they do not wake up and realize how fundamentally inept we are. You have got to coach hard every day, repetition of fundamentals.....you blend mold shape and positively indoctrinate your players into players highly motivated passionate assassins who attempt to execute the fundamentals of the game perfectly every play. Perfection never happens, but by chasing it excellence is certainly possible.....Per Vince L......JMO

VA Cane

Check my boy Derrick Green FB Michigan.....freshman playing big time for the Wolverines......fine young man very tough!!!!!!! He's listed from Richmond but played for me in the county......

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Duke came back to defeat NC.

We're safe from another FSU beat down....

orange 'n green in the vein

Go Blue Devils in Charlotte.

Just to recall;

Atlantic Division
1. Clemson (102) 815
2. Florida State (18) 731
3. NC State 490
4. Wake Forest 392
5. Maryland 373
6. Syracuse 320
7. Boston College 211

Coastal Division
1. Miami (65) 736
2. Virginia Tech (27) 654
3. North Carolina (22) 649
4. Georgia Tech (6) 522
5. Pitt 313
6. Virginia 230
7. Duke 228

Just wait until Golden's in year nine as a coach, THEN he'll finally live up to a preseason prediction for his team. Sure he will.

(Blown out by Duke. Pathetic.)

j.w.

Well, so much for the Coastal. Not that we deserved it, but would have been nice. At least the Hokies didn't get the title.

CGNC

j.w. - let the Dookies get pasted by FSU. Cause you know it is going to happen

Surfercane

Louisville will be a tough outing, Teddy will light up our D!

TonyCane

Predictions for Duke vs FSU?

My own, FSU 53 Duke 10

TonyCane

Number of games Miami has scored 40 or more points:

1994: 2
1995: 2
1996: 4
1997: 5
1998: 5
1999: 4
2000: 7
2001: 6
2002: 8
2003: 2
2004: 4
2005: 2
2006: 1
2007: none
2008: 3
2009: 2
2010: 1
2011: 2
2012: 6
2013: 5

Number of games Miami has allowed 40 or more points:

1994: none
1995: 1
1996: none
1997: 2
1998: 2
1999: 1
2000: none
2001: none
2002: 1
2003: none
2004: none
2005: 1
2006: none
2007: 3
2008: 2
2009: 1
2010: 1
2011: none
2012: 4
2013: 3

Canezitis

Something I've been thinking about since the duke game is even though Dno calls too much soft coverage and doesn't dial up enough pressure, when he does the guys just don't get there. So is he calling plays based on the fact that our Dline is basically void of talent- sorry front 7, or because that's just his scheme. Over the last few games this is what I can surmise: we have a talented secondary when 1,2,3,& 26 are in the game, but our LB's minus perryman are just bad-athletically and mentally. Our dline needs this next recruiting class and McCord and Quan need another year. My hope is that Dno will be more aggressive when we get better front seven athletes and have 2 healthy safeties so as to not get burnt. I partially believe he needs that influx of talent because I think we can all see the guys are struggling and mainly against the run. We'll have to wait and see next year because at this point, Dno has weathered the onslaught of pissed off fans and I think Al keeps him on.

canezilla

HAVE FUN IN ORLANDO GUYS NO WAY IM SPENDING MORE MONEY ON THIS TEAM THIS YEAR. ILL WATCH IT FROM THE CRIB WITH MY GOOSE N VODKA

canezilla

AND CRANBERRY JUICE LOL

The Dude

Some good football games today. Cross your fingers Perryman comes back. Anyone know where he is at with his choice? I'd have to think he's 98% NFL. We sure could use his play next year. No'D will be our DC again next year, hopefully he can get it done. A ten win season gives Golden some space to do whatever he wants, even if his D is garbage.

Ohio_Cane


Ohio,

Great video... Looks like you had some good action in the corner of that EZ w/the catch & Coley's run.

Posted by: KYcane | November 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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And Gus' TD run!

CGNC

Tech taking it to Georgia

The Dude

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2013 at 04:34 PM

I've been keeping an eye on that one too.

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 30, 2013 at 04:33 PM

Glad you had a good time and the Canes won, no walk of shame, lol.

CGNC

Phil Steele's bowl projections

http://www.philsteele.com/bowls/13-14/bowlprojections.html

Ohio_Cane

The Dude, Perryman will be back, IMO.

CGNC

Zilla - LOL that used to be my favorite drink

CGNC

Ohio, DP52 has a little one now, that may sway him $$$$

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 30, 2013 at 04:45 PM

Why?

The Dude

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2013 at 04:46 PM

That's what I'm thinking.

nemo2002

Stacey Coley is on our team, he'll get us at least 7 wins by his damn self the next 2yrs!

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | November 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM

STARS MATTER

The Dude

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2013 at 04:44 PM

Shouldn't Duke get the nod in the Chik-fil-a?

CGNC

Dude - that's what I would think. I have us at ACC #4 But I guess the bowl selection committees can pick who they want?

KYcane

CBS has Duke in Chick-fil-a
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions

Chick-fil-a vs Manziel

or

Russell Athletic vs Teddy

either one could have a 1000 yd passing night. At least Teddy won't run for another 300+

VfB_Cane

Dude - that's what I would think. I have us at ACC #4 But I guess the bowl selection committees can pick who they want?

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2013 at 05:45 PM

The bowl picking order for the ACC is #1 Orange -- #2 Chick-fil-a -- #3 Russell Athletic -- #4 Sun.
If FSU plays for the national title, these bowls can select any other eligible ACC team, regardless of standings, records, head-to-head etc. For the bowls, it's a pure business decision based mainly on attendance and TV ratings.
Clemson in the Orange is a safe bet, after that, anything is possible.

The Dude

Thanks Vfb. Personally I want to beat Louisville.

SOUP

Back from Lake Kissimmee State Park, saw a few deer, had a killer BBQ, hiked 6 miles...what did I miss?

VfB_Cane

what did I miss?

Posted by: SOUP | November 30, 2013 at 06:44 PM

An Auburn player on the sideline because of a torn jersey, next to a sewing machine, waiting for a new one to be made. Those SEC schools seem to spend all their money on coaches, players and recruits, not much left for equipment LOL.

VfB_Cane

Wow - the last second of Auburn's win over Bama will be remembered decades from now.

nemo2002

Wow - the last second of Auburn's win over Bama will be remembered decades from now.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 30, 2013 at 07:28 PM

That's what makes college football G R E A T .

roachcane77

Holy Cow!

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Auburn vs Alabama...the missed FG 109 yd run back with no time on the clock one of the best plays ever. What a finish!!

VfB_Cane

On the flip side, this opens the door for Urban Meyer and OSU, unless the Spartans come to the rescue.

Surfercane

Wow what a game

CGNC

Vfb - Oscar Cryer barely beat Michigan. They will get creamed by FSU

nemo2002

Are we the 4th ranked team in the ACC or the 5th (behind FSU, Clemson, Duke & VT)? Where does BC rank?

Thanks!

CGNC

Soup sounds like you had a really nice afternoon!

Account Deleted

We're 4h ranked, but bowl selection criteria really lets them pick who they want...

SOUP

Soup sounds like you had a really nice afternoon!

Posted by: CGNC | November 30, 2013 at 07:48 PM

YUP! Mrs. SOUP, her mom, brother and I all had a relaxing but fun day on another picture perfect Fall afternoon in Central FL. And all for $5 FL State Park admission fee with no Disney crowds or I-4 traffic.

SOUP

UN-Roll The Tide!

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watched osu, mich, ala, aub, now clem and sc today.

we are a long way from there level....solid teams...good fundamentals....excellent coaching. it was nice to see great plays on both sides of the ball, esp the tackling skills!!

herbieibis

We have talent, the trouble is we have none on our front 7, aside from Perryman. Auburn uses 10 De-Linemen, do we even have 6or7? Talking about choking under fire, Saban had a chance at a chip shot FG, from 31 yds and went for it, on 4TH & One. Ends up costing him the game because then he tries a 57 yarder, with 1 second, it comes up short and he has his Miami unit on the field, and they return it. He had a DENO moment.

raizecane

That bama / auburn game had to be one of the best games to watch in a very long time. How often does someone return a missed FG 109 yards to end the game…..amazing

raizecane

Only problem with bama losing is that it now allows OSU to play for the championship……they will beat MSU and you can vault that.

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looks like Clemson going down tonight to SC.

GT lost to GA...

Vandy over Wake..

FSU the only winner for the ACC vs SEC this weekend....

SOUP

we are a long way from there level....solid teams...good fundamentals....excellent coaching.

Posted by: longtimecanefan | November 30, 2013 at 08:09 PM

There IT is right there.

I was watching the Pittsburg Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens game the other night and I remembered what really good football looked like. And sure it was NFL and neither team is setting the League on fire this season but for that one rivalry game night it was an AWESOME level of football.

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Good talent wins you 7 games a year...we have enough for only 5.

A good schedule and some breaks gets you 2 more wins..we can do this for a total of 7..

The last 3 are won with great coaching. Saban, Spurrier, Miles, Meyer, Beamer, all win games that they should have lost to superior teams. Here we're only good for 1 or 2.

Hence a total of 8-9 is the upside. But even with breaks, and better talent the top tier requires the best in coaching....

SOUP

So about the "twerking" reference in the blog article...Terrance, NativeCane, Old Skool and I are at the FSU game in Tally and just tailgating our tails off at our little party outside of the parking garage on our own grassy knoll and right next to the main road. Needless to say the area is a prime spot to watch the parade of UM and FSU fans walking by and a strategic location to spot some of the serious talent wandering around.

Anywho, these three FSU hotties show up looking famished and Native being the ever generous soul that he is offers them some of his world famous BBQ ribs that he has warming up on the grill and a beverage or two. Well they eat a bunch of ribs and take a photo with TSully all while having a nice, innocent good time.

After a while I've had enough food and drink to sustain me for a while so I wander up to the second floor of the parking garage to grab the tickets, my UM sweatshirt and a few things for the game before we do the Canes walk to The Doak.

Next thing I know things down on the grassy knoll must gave started getting a little crazy and I hear somebody calling "SOUP" from down below. I look over the garage wall and down about 15 feet and see Native calling me out.

I ask him what's up and he yells OUT LOUD: "Throw down some beers, we need some more beers for twerking." I say "What?" and he says "Yeah, one of the girls says her friend is really good at twerking and will twerk for beers."

I reach into the cooler behind the car and drop down four beers about 15 feet to the sure handed NativeCane who catches all four in a row perfectly. The story does not end there but that is all I am gonna say on the blog and let U just use your imagination to finish off the rest of the story...

VA Cane

You take a look at Bama why did they lose today?.... fundamental problems in the kicking game... Penalty on 3rd down holding call....then an Auburn player punches their guy....instead of walking away he retaliates...offsetting instead of the hold call....but the dead ball gives them 15 back and auto first....movement on the one field goal guy misses 2nd try....blocking on blocked field goal....and got away from the play action after the 99 yd td.....Saban and players both forgot fundamentals.....

Another thought....look ay USC, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Miami.....all have had great times.....why are they down? They supposedly get talent....great 100 and 40 times, stars, All Everything Bowls, top ranking with talking heads who are not so experienced on the field, SWAG (know some of you love it...I HATE it does not help you win)...BUT the players commit non action non thinking mistakes and penalties, don't protect the ball, do not block and tackle, do not catch the ball, lack great hands, do not use hands well, poor foot work..do not go 150 mph every play LAZY EFFORT, POOR ATTITUDES.......and are NOT CORRECTED and taught the correct techniques, not put in aggressive schemes with variations, not held accountable for their actions...NOT COACHED PROPERLY....and you wonder why you go 6-6, 9-3 (lucky year for us) hell it is about the execution of Xs Os and fundamentals.....then add the speed stars accolades on top like a cherry.......you WIN!!!!!

I see it as bad execution of fundamentals and bad coaching. I like AG....BUT if he thinks what we do on D is fundamental, aggressive, effective, improving, destructive, and full of rage......then he should quit now cause its a LIE, a cover up for a friend and for the kind of $ he's making that's wrong. Get it right or get rid of the problem but stop lying to yourself and others. Harsh but real....IMO we have to do better than what we did this year....embarrassing D

WWIN

Good talent wins you 7 games a year...we have enough for only 5.


Posted by: longtimecanefan | November 30, 2013 at 09:13 PM

Cam Newton won 14 games. Stacey Coley wins 7

Terrance Sullivan

Wow. This has been a great weekend for sports and college football in general. Our Canes won most importantly. Its crazy that with Syracuse win today the ACC now has 11 bowl eligible teams out of its 14 team conference. Wow. Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Ohio_Cane

RIP, Paul Walker. Fast & Furious will never be the same without Brian Spillner

Ohio_Cane

Yearly broke his ankle tonight....

Ohio_Cane

Yearby***

SOUP

If it wasn't for bad luck...

SOUP

With modern medicine and surgical techniques almost any player can return from any injury regarless of severity. But IF U are a RB like Yearby and Duke and U break your ankle that is definitely NOT a good thing. Anyone who has ever broken anything can tell U it is almost never the same after that. Pain is almost always part of the process and always there as a reminder.

SOUP

Andre Fernandez ‏@AndreMHsports 14m

Central coach Roland Smith just confirmed to me that Yearby suffered a fractured fibula and is out for the season.

NOT AN ANKLE?

CaneRock

Andre Fernandez @AndreMHsports
Central coach Roland Smith just confirmed to me that Yearby suffered a fractured fibula and is out for the season. @heraldsports 15 minutes ago

CaneRock

SOUP, I agree, Malcolm's gonna need another year before He gets back to normalcy.

SOUP

Rock...last year before the INJ Malcolm was beasting and then well U know and this year he was just hoping to be back. Next year he WILL be back and maybe better than ever?

DallasTX Cane

Surprised that no one is talking about Saban's monumental screw ups. He passes on the chance to go up by 2 scores with less than 6 min to play & inside the 10 by going for it on 4th & 2 - doesn't make it. Then with the game tied, he decides it's the best decision to let his redshirt freshman kicker attempt a 57 yard field goal that ends up being returned for the winning score - the same kicker mind you that has already missed one & had one blocked.

Amazing finish no doubt & totally happy to see Bama lose. But wow...Saban deserves a lot of heat for losing that game.

SOUP

J.T. Wilcox ‏@JTWilcoxSports 38m

Initially after the injury, Yearby walked the sideline. However there is a confirmed break. He will not be available for remainder of season.

SOUP

Saban deserves a lot of heat for losing that game.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | November 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM

The FIRST guy who thinks they are the smartest person in the room is the LAST to admit he could be wrong.

Are U listening Al Golden?

SOUP

Chris Vannini ‏@CoachingBuzz 46s

RT @McMurphyESPN: Since 2010, Alabama now only 7-5 in month of November vs. FBS opponents

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