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December 30, 2013

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Sarasota 'cane

Uno

raizecane

damn....

j.w.

dos

SOUP

Read it and weep. I did.

Yoopercane

Ouch

SOUP

Derek Tyson ‏@DerekTysonESPN 43s

Dalvin Cook just walked up behind Chad Thomas who was doing a video interview and did the Gator chomp. #Gators

UMike

Chad should of busted his lip

NY Trooper

Happy Holidays to you as well and to the many bloggers that make this site so great.

UpNorthCane27

When will we have a DC that wont drop McCord and Muhammad into coverage? There Rush LBS or defensive ends goddamit even my 2 year old daughter knows that!!!

UMike

I want to just look forward to next year, but I know D'No will still be there and it makes me sad all over again lol

raizecane

Great article....and so true.

Soup - I am giving that louisville fan "kudos" for predicting the Canes would only score 10 points.

UMike

When will we have a DC that wont drop McCord and Muhammad into coverage? There Rush LBS or defensive ends goddamit even my 2 year old daughter knows that!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | December 30, 2013 at 01:14 PM

Or freakin Shayon Green!!!! lol

UpNorthCane27

Yes Shayon green!!! No'D, at least make sure the person you drop is fast enough and has two good knees you jerk!!!

UMike

Im a Shayon Green fan, hes came a long way imo.. but spread out like a DB? come on man lol

UMike

I see D'No finally pushed UpNorth over to the dark side... Ohio is next lol

raizecane

Bridgewater threw for a career-high 447 yards, scored four touchdowns and earned game MVP honors in what might have been his final college appearance. Watson called it the best game he has seen Bridgewater play. By far.

This can apply to almost every QB we faced this year,

SOUP

Soup - I am giving that louisville fan "kudos" for predicting the Canes would only score 10 points.

Posted by: raizecane | December 30, 2013 at 01:16 PM

Yeah we called him crazy and he had the UL score wrong at 13 but the UM score just about nailed at 10 points! LOL

UpNorthCane27

Im on the darkside when it comes to D'No im tired of that defensive shit show.. but I will definitely be a 12%er next year because that's all I know when it comes to my CANES!!!

FIRE NO'D
WARN COLEY that he's next!

Yoopercane

Soup, good article...very painful to read but true. I appreciate the fact that you keep things grounded around here no matter the outcome. Living in
Upper Michigan I've had the opportunity to share my love for the Canes and even have had people in my circle of life who are hard core Wolverine fans rooting for the Canes when they play. It was soooo hard to come in to work this morning only to hear "what the hell happen to the Canes?" All I could do is stare off into space looking like a deer in headlights. Happy New Year to you and everyone here! Go Canes!

SOUP

Everyone knew it and I said BEFORE the game to MANY people on Friday and Saturday that for UM to have any chance to win they must score 30 points. Well that didn't happen now did it?

dj moonbat

You know who's got a really, really 'multiple' defensive front?

Louisville.

SOUP

Happy Holidays to you as well and to the many bloggers that make this site so great.

Posted by: NY Trooper | December 30, 2013 at 01:14 PM

Thank U sir, much respect!

Canesteeler

Great article and ohhhhhhhhhhh so true!

SOUP

1. Soup, good article...very painful to read but true. I appreciate the fact that you keep things grounded around here no matter the outcome.

2. Happy New Year to you and everyone here!

Posted by: Yoopercane | December 30, 2013 at 01:26 PM

1. I call it like I see it. There is a time to be supportive, positive and hopeful and a time to critical and truthful about what U see with your own eyes. I try to be as fair and balanced as I can with that "process".

2. Same right back at U!

orange 'n green in the vein

Great article, although I didn't think the defense played well at all in the first half, save for the three downs they went to the 4-3 and then on third and long had Bridgewater do what made me want him to sign with UM in the first place and escape pressure for a perfectly placed throw on the run at the first down sticks on the sideline against tight man coverage for the conversion. Then it was back to the 3-4 slow bleed crap for the rest of the half which gives them no chance to win.

"I see D'No finally pushed UpNorth over to the dark side... Ohio is next lol

Posted by: UMike | December 30, 2013 at 01:20 PM"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oy6DwHAi70

TonyCane

I'm going to say something counterintuitive and say that Al Golden is overperforming to a degree. Maybe a large degree. There are some interesting numbers to back this up and I'll share them later.

Bottom line, this was our weakest roster since 1997.

CaneRock

Common terms to describe the UM "defenses" during Golden's tenure.

Year 1...The "So So Def" defense.

Year 2..."The Water-Break Boyz" "defense".

Year 3...The "Career High" "defense"...The "Pro-Day" "defense"...The "NFL Combine" "defense".

Terrance Sullivan

Soup one of your finest articles or blogs ever as painful as it is, it's so very true. Happy New Year peeps. Look forward to seeing you all in February in Miami.

RCCF

Coaching Tree:

Al Golden: Safe
Mark D'Nofrio: Kick Rocks
Michael Barrow: Luke Warm
Jethro Franklin: Kick Rocks
Larry Scott: Who?
Brennan Carrol: Says alot about your coaches when the best position coach doesn't even or hasn't even played the position...
James Coley: King of Recruiting and Obviously One of VERY few coaches kids like..
Hurlie Brown: Ehh No Difference bring in someone ala Portis, Edge just for kids appeal..
Art Kehoe: Depends, I don't remember the U using that sorry excuse of a snap count before so Im gonna go on edge and say he is playing his role and being told to do this stupidness against his will...Pass for now but the eyes are watching..
Paul Williams: GoodBye, Hello Ed Reed...
The Notion of Making us a 3-4 KICK ROCKS 3 down lineman blows and it is the exact rights of passage to Swiss Cheese'n It... Bring back the 4-3 NOW get rid of D'No NOW..

RCCF12%yes we will be undefeated next year (overly optimistic about daU always)(sigh)

CaneRock

Bottom line, this was our weakest roster since 1997.

Posted by: TonyCane | December 30, 2013 at 01:35 PM

LMAO! You've got to be PHUCKIN'! kiddin me...right?!

"Our weakest roster since 1997"?!

PLEEEEEZ! tell me you were in a coma in 2007...PLEEEEEEZ!

SOUP

Rock...U forgot "Swiss Cheese", or was that somebody else's D? LOL

Account Deleted

I did a bit better than SOUP on what I wished for the season (but not so the bowl game).

1. An 8 win season - check
2. A bowl bid - check
3. Better special teams and points scored - check
4. Fewer key penalties or turnovers - check
5. Avoid major injuries or issues - check, other than Duke we did pretty good.
6. Finish the NCAA stuff - check, all good

On the down side..

1. Better D - not even close, total fail
2. Win at least one big game - Nope, UF was a bust team this year, got crushed in the rest
3. Win the Division - Nope, and had several chances and wasted them
4. Win a bowl game - Nope again, although to be fair I thought we should have been in a lower tier game than against a top 25 team. Might have had a chance to win at least.

As for the bowl game itself, SOUP has it right on. How you can play that badly on O after all the extra practice and prep time is beyond me. There's either something missing in the locker room that we don't see, or the coaching staff just isn't capable......

CaneRock

Rock...U forgot "Swiss Cheese", or was that somebody else's D? LOL

Posted by: SOUP | December 30, 2013 at 01:43 PM

Hold on, let me check with my people...APPROVED!

CGNC

Soup, that is one of your best articles.

Tonycane, I hope you are right. It's not the losses so much as they WAY they happen. VTW, the 1997 roster had Najeh Davenport (Soph), Ed Reed, Dan Morgan, Nate Webster, Reggie Wayne and Damione Lewis - all freshman. Not such a bad roster, huh

SOUP

How you can play that badly on O after all the extra practice and prep time is beyond me.

1. There's either something missing in the locker room that we don't see;

2. Or the coaching staff just isn't capable.

Posted by: longtimecanefan | December 30, 2013 at 01:45 PM

Either way pick your poison, it ain't good.

RCCF

The Basketball Team Turned the world Upside Down Last Season Winning ACCChamps... i.e. Duke got good a Football.. WEIRD..


RCCF

Go Canes

@allCanesBlog: 5-star defensive lineman commit Chad Thomas with the ultimate photobomb at the UnderArmour All-America game,... http://t.co/NMMV81aQZq

SOUP

Soup, that is one of your best articles.

Posted by: CGNC | December 30, 2013 at 01:48 PM

Thank U!

I would NOT have wished this game on anybody. I felt really bad for KyCane, his wife and my brother who I talked into going.

The parking deal was awful in some abandoned lot with old, rotten buildings littering the property, it was like haunted because you just kinda knew that bad things had happened there.

As for the game itself, well U prolly saw that dumpster fire raging all the way from NC I bet? LOL

Go Canes

@Morgan_Moriarty: #Canes WR commit Braxton Berrios with a nice diving catch. Kid is a beast. #UAAllAmerica

TonyCane

CaneRock, it's counterintuitive. I get that. But the numbers don't lie. Miami had literally twice the number of four star players on their roster in 2007 than they do now.

Go Canes

While everyone is firing this staff it sure seems like this excellent class is dying to play for them.

I know things are bad but even the most negative person has to see the difference in the caliber of player coming this year over years past.

What we do with them remains to be seen but these guys coming in are what the big schools without restrictions get year in and out.


CaneRock

The parking deal was awful in some abandoned lot with old, rotten buildings littering the property, it was like haunted because you just kinda knew that bad things had happened there.

Posted by: SOUP | December 30, 2013 at 01:52 PM

SERIOUSLY!, they should CEASE! hosting bowl games in that 5* DUMP! All that tourist money that comes through there, the City Of Orlando wouldn't miss that money!

PHUCK EM'!

laquinton

http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2013/12/sean-mcdermott-nfl-head-coaching-vacancies.html

Here's who Ray Lewis said we should have hired.

UMike

Go Canes.. I've never said we have lots of talent, but I have said it 100 times we have enough talent to NOT give up career days to mediocre players and teams. Teams that struggle on offense some how score 40 on us, an it got worse as the year went on. And this is year 3 with many of the same players. Sure we could use more talent, but D'No has to go.

CaneRock

Miami had literally twice the number of four star players on their roster in 2007 than they do now.

Posted by: TonyCane | December 30, 2013 at 02:05 PM

I!...DON'T!...CARE!

STATS don't mean SHIT!

Never forget the old saying..."Lies, damned lies, and statistics" (is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments).

CGNC


As for the game itself, well U prolly saw that dumpster fire raging all the way from NC I bet? LOL

Posted by: SOUP | December 30, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Why yes I did, from my couch. While I did not know if we could win, I was not expecting that. But I did get a call frm cgnc, jr. asking what the @&&%^!~ was going on LOL

When I went to that same bowl with Aqua to see them play Wisconsin, we parked over by the TD Waterhouse Center and took the shuttle. That was the year MiamiMike had to go to the ER - remember THAT?

dj moonbat

I know things are bad but even the most negative person has to see the difference in the caliber of player coming this year over years past.

Posted by: Go Canes | December 30, 2013 at 02:07 PM


If you watched Saturday's game and saw a bunch of well-coached players with no talent, there's just no reaching you with reasoned argument.

I never looked at that game and said, "well, there's no way to beat these guys. They're stronger, and they're faster."

I said, "there's a way to beat these guys, and the 'Canes have no idea what it is."

SOUP

That was the year MiamiMike had to go to the ER - remember THAT?

Posted by: CGNC | December 30, 2013 at 02:28 PM

Sure do:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/12/its-just-a-game.html

CGNC

dj - exactly. I said the first while watching FSU - we were just outmatched (and outcoached). When we lost to VT and then to Duke, well...........

30CINCO

I'm still pissed!!! Dammit Canes!

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