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February 02, 2014

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Montreal-Cane

TV

Da U N Houston

Ok need some help. What is the best site to find information on old college and NFL players. Old like back in 1980 - 90?

SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Ohio_Cane

Andrew Spivey ‏@AndrewSpiveyGC 3m

Tim Harris Jr. tells me quarterback Treon Harris will inform the coaches of his finalist of his decision tomorrow. #Gators #Noles #Canes

Montreal-Cane

While on campus at the Capstone, Chad Thomas met with Saban and also spent time with area recruiter and fellow Miami native, Mario Cristobal.

“Coach Saban just talked to me about recruiting and how he could help me out in the future.

“Coach Cristobal, he kind of laid back since he has done most of the recruiting down here (in Miami). So he laid back and let the everybody else take control.”

Last week, Thomas received visits from both Saban and a large contingent of the Miami staff after returning from an official visit to Florida State.

Thomas maintains his commitment to Miami is strong and that he will sign with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

“I am still committed to Miami and I am signing with them on Wednesday. I just wanted to get another experience.”

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/DE-Chad-Thomas-plays-piano-with-Nick-Sabans-wife-on-visit-175077

canezilla

LA3 DONT U LIVE IN L.A? WHAT STREET SAYING VT ALL CANE LOL.

raizecane

I wish our safety against the Cardinals yielded the same results that the seahawks safety yielded them.

Ohio_Cane

2015 TE target Devonaire Clarington made the SFE team as well.

WWIN

My birthday picks, what is this signing day that everybody is talking about, Wednesday is MY BIRTHDAY, but a few kids will also be signing with a college of their choice on this day too.

Here's my predictions for some of these kids:

JC Jackson – Canes, but this is one that I'm torn on, I could easily see floriduh too

Brayden Lenius – Washington

CJ Worton - floriduh

Travonte Valentine – l$u

Lamont Gaillard – dawgs

Lorenzo Featherston - Canes

Tavon Ross – mizzo

Treon Harris – Canes

SOUP

AMEN......Can I get an A M E N!

Posted by: LA3 | February 03, 2014 at 03:22 PM

AMEN!

SOUP

Oops, my bad. Must be a case of excessive negative thinking ... hope the CEO doesn't Canerock me LOL

Posted by: VfB_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 02:56 PM

The thought did cross my mind...LOL

CEO

Da U N Houston

I think part of the reason we CAN'T run a 4-3 is we can barely get one good DT, how we suppose to get 2? If the guys coming in as EE's can make that change then I think we could. If TV does come in and put that work in to start at one spot then we will definitley run more 4-3.

Also, I love a rotation with Chick, AQM, McCord, and Thomas.

On a positive note, when was the last time we had 2 SR.'s on Def that started since freshman yr and are really good. I think the fact if those two guys coming back that our D will be more experienced and will be better.

LA3

The WORD on my street is VT is 100% CANE!

And he is singing......A lit GAP BAND!

Be sure to get your ticket
Hurry, don't miss it
Everybody's got to stand in line
So make sure that you too will be right on time
Everybody all aboard
Everybody all aboard
Mmm
Mmm
All aboard
Don't you miss it, baby
If you miss that train
Don't miss the party train
Oh...don't you miss it, baby
If you miss that train
Don't miss the party train
Everybody all aboard
Oh...baby
Everybody all aboard

LET'S GO CANES!!!!!

CaneRock

Campbell came is as a WR/TE.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 03, 2014 at 03:16 PM

Correct:

http://miami.scout.com/a.z?s=13&p=8&c=1&nid=659730

Lurker

Thank you soup. No worries.

Let's just pray we don't get too many nasty surprises on signing day, and maybe a couple of good ones, and that we continue to improve and win more. Only time will tell. But for better or for worse, no matter what the word is or isn't on the street, I'm a cane for life and never giving up.

LA3

try to contribute valid points...regardless I have no right to be rude...I can admit I am wrong and have no problem asking my brethren to overlook and forgive my mistakes...carry on friends...

Posted by: VA Cane | February 03, 2014 at 11:58 AM

THIS is the Canespace way.

Remember this and file it away for future reference.

Posted by: SOUP | February 03, 2014 at 12:08 PM

AMEN......Can I get an A M E N!
True men can do this.....make it right and MOVE on.
VA Cane and SOUP....WELL DONE!

Ohio_Cane

According to who, thirsty? Was listed as DE by his HS, rivals and UM.

UpNorthCane27

Wish we ran a 4-3 defense and just attacked the ab allt he time with our d-ends :-(....

Can you imagine a line having to put up with a rotation of AQm, McCord, and Chad over n over n over!!!

thirstybuzzardcane


When, not if, we land Thomas, whatcha think? Best DE we've landed since C. Campbell?

Posted by: 360Cane | February 03, 2014 at 03:07 PM


Campbell came is as a WR/TE.

VA Cane

Well 360, we live in a crazy mixed up world....sometimes there is no sense to it. To be angry stressed insulted (or so we think) or hurt are normal human emotions.....we all feel them. That being said, we all (certainly me) need to step back, take it lightly, laugh and live some. I get in the pulpit at times.....not always on Sunday!!!!! I preach and preach about winning, SBs, my kids, my ideas of D, Apocalypse Now Football....and its all good....at least to me all the time!!!! However, I am one of many voices in the wilderness we call life....and on here we all haunt that same wilderness....Canes Football....we are addicts at times.

So now and then ol VA has to read his comments....and get that temperament back into the safe zone. I can tell when I am wrong, and I am glad I spoke out to Berri and Da U.....I was wrong, they are good people and we move on, Simple.....and now we have laughed and lived as well....gotta be a good day!!!!

Keep blogging 360, I enjoy your input and POV!!!! VA

Ohio_Cane

McCord and AQM are no scrubs, 360. Chad is ONE OF the best we've landed since him, tho. The rest is debatable.

360Cane

When, not if, we land Thomas, whatcha think? Best DE we've landed since C. Campbell?

360Cane

Lol Va Cane. Thanks for being a good sport. []_[]

VfB_Cane

Oops, my bad. Must be a case of excessive negative thinking ... hope the CEO doesn't Canerock me LOL

VfB_Cane

Signing day teaser

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 01:45 PM

Including 100% of the highlights from our most recent bowl game apperance lol

Ohio_Cane

... and if those three come true on Wednesday, Soup might have to shutdown this blog for at least two weeks. I predict a riot ...

Posted by: VfB_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 02:47 PM
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VFB, re-read what WWIM posted. It says each of those will "flip DA BIRD" to those schools.

360Cane

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2014 at 01:19 PM

But some of us don't even watch or read the interviews. We might just SEE it, no?

VfB_Cane

"Most likely to flip" bama da bird is Chad Thomas!

"Most likely to flip" hogs da bird is D. Jackson!

"Most likely to flip" l$u da bird is McCray!

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | February 03, 2014 at 01:30 PM

... and if those three come true on Wednesday, Soup might have to shutdown this blog for at least two weeks. I predict a riot ...

Ohio_Cane

Greg Cote ‏@gregcote 32s

Still need stadium deal, but N.Y. Times reporting Major League Soccer will announce Miami (David Beckham) as its 22nd franchise Wednesday.

Ohio_Cane

VA, after reading your comment, I was scrolling up thinking "What did 30cinco say that was funny???"

LOL

VA Cane

sorry meant 360.....gosh what a crazy mixed up fictional world!!!!!LOL

VA Cane

30Cinco,

I guess we all get intense over this game.....I like your thought....sometimes we just need to laugh long and loud!!!!

Good medicine friend!!!!

VA Cane

At times in my life I wonder am I a fictional author......or perhaps even a fictional character in a bigger story....and do not know it!!!!!!! I guess we never know!!!!

360Cane

Posted by: VA Cane | February 02, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I've always wondered. Are you a fictional author, too. Ha ha. Just messin.

Go Canes

So many good young athletes on this team.

Great video.

Ohio_Cane

Emonee Spence (2015 WR commit) made SFE 7 on 7 team.

Ohio_Cane

James Coley ‏@CoachColey 7m

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=6HgpxMnVY78&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6HgpxMnVY78%26feature%3Dyoutu.be … #RiseOfTheEmpire

Signing day teaser

UMike

Great NSD teaser video out.. cant paste link.. sure someone will soon

UMike

USC fans have gone from top to bottom like us, hard to expect great seasons like we once could.

Go Canes

I just found it funny that USC fans are already talking excuses.

Nothing to do really with us, just pointing out the similarity in fan reaction.

UMike

^^ Nice

WWIN

So what do you think of adding a "Most likely guy to flip on signing day" section to your predictions?

Posted by: VfB_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 09:44 AM

"Most likely to flip" bama da bird is Chad Thomas!

"Most likely to flip" hogs da bird is D. Jackson!

"Most likely to flip" l$u da bird is McCray!

Ohio_Cane

Go Canes... do you post from different locations often?

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2014 at 01:23 PM
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Prob static IP addy

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 01:26 PM
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Meant dynamic, not static

UMike

SOUP.. U got mail

Ohio_Cane

Go Canes... do you post from different locations often?

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2014 at 01:23 PM
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Prob static IP addy

UMike

Go Canes... do you post from different locations often?

WWIN

Go Canes, so pretty much any team with less than 85 players is destined to have a bad season?

SOUP

BINGO!

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | February 03, 2014 at 01:13 PM

U know, that I know, that U know! LOL

UMike

Go Canes...I do think that comment is some what of an excuse. I think coaches have to do that. Same has Golden has done. They know it wont look pretty later, so they throw out some fuel for the supporters early. Golden did this by constantly talking about the youth on the team. It gets people thinking and buying into those reasons so IF the losses come there is an excuse. Not saying coaches expect to lose, but doesnt hurt to "go on the offensive" before the season lol

WWIN

Lurker, people wit street info can't always jus come out and say what they know or was told. They mighta been sworn not to tell anyone, and who knows who reads this blog? It's as simple as this, you can believe him or not, but jus bcuz you don't believe it doesn't make it false!

Go Canes

It's not just Canes fans. Here is a tweet and it's inevitable response:

@dennisdoddcbs: Steve Sarkisian says -- with attrition -- USC could start '14 with "mid to low 60s" scholarship players.

@reedstrong7: @dennisdoddcbs It's to see he's already making excuses for his inevitable 5-4 Pac-12 conference record in 2014.

WWIN

And I can prove it to U faster than U can say "Corn Elder"!

Posted by: SOUP | February 03, 2014 at 10:10 AM

BINGO!

UMike

Unfortunately we will have to wait a couple years when D'No is gone to see their ceiling realized lol

UpNorthCane27

The beast of this class will be Owens!!! and my homie the cubano Honey nut berrios.

UMike

D Jackson also has a high ceiling

Ohio_Cane

UMike, I'm just looking at ceiling, not what they are right now in HS.

UMike

IMO, McCray isnt even the best LB recruit we have. BUT, none have played a down in college ball so we will see. Either way a solid group of LB's

Ohio_Cane

I know somebody else who feels that way too:

DA SK*****

Posted by: SOUP | February 03, 2014 at 01:05 PM
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Oh ya? Lol nice. Glad I'm not blind.

Ohio_Cane

I did say "ONE OF" along with that. The other guys are rated higher, but I think he'll develop into a monster.

SOUP

Thanks for the verbal sparring, though. But this is not about me or you.

Posted by: Lurker | February 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Fair enough, I'll move along.

I haven't picked on UMike in a while, must be about time?

UMike

Ohio, IMO in a class with Thomas, McDermott, Yearby, Berrios etc it might be a stretch to say McCray will be the best. But thats your opinion

SOUP

McCray could be one of, if not the best recruit this cycle. Not kidding.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I know somebody else who feels that way too:

DA SK*****

Ohio_Cane

You like his film that much Ohio?

Posted by: Go Canes | February 03, 2014 at 01:00 PM
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Yep. Clearly it's laughable to some, but that's what I see. I future big-time player. Give him 2 years or so, I bet he blows up.

fran

amen
Fran in Debary

Go Canes

You like his film that much Ohio?

Terrance Sullivan

Amen RaizeCane!

raizecane

For the sake of this blog....Wednesday can NOT get here fast enough.

VA Cane

This article is well written...it points out a lot of pitfalls for young guys......I try to head this stuff off at the pass so to speak....I do all I can to address and prepared my kids for issues in HS, college and life.

Ohio_Cane

Good article here on where 1st round picks in the NFL ranked their Senior years in HS:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000319991/article/where-firstrounders-rated-coming-out-of-high-school

VA Cane

Soup, I have learned from being on here long enough....easy to get caught up in a fuss...easy to let tension get you....and while I feel confident with my knowledge and experience with this game....it is what works for me....it is still only my opinion and could be wrong....we all forget that at times...guilty as charged. That's why I choose to take the high road and when wrong let my fellows know it and ask them to overlook my mistake. It will happen again, and I will always respect my family on here....


I just heard Herm Edwards and Teddy B talking about that fast D....Herm said to play great D you have to have great eyes you see what is going on....and when one guy whiffs the others are right there to take care of the play....that is a secret of man and zone....eyes open head on a swivel....learning to not always play with your back to the ball....feel that guy with those hands....eyes....and ears I like to teach it that way...

UMike

SHOCKER... SBB and Ridley made the Fire lol

UMike

LSU making a late push for McCray

Lurker

1. Thanks, but I don't need to be protected. As the kids say: lulz

2. You'll have to trust me I won't get embarrassed. I control my emotional reactions, and the thing is, I don't have those emotions.

3. I'm not looking for a "verbal attack" but it won't affect me. If you want to get to me use intellect, and then I'll listen

Again this is all just about me calling out negative generalities, without specifics. Nothing more. Nothing less. If for some reasons this spurs a verbal "attack" (lol), that's on them, not me.

Thanks for the verbal sparring, though. But this is not about me or you.

UMike

I think in the long run, McCray could be one of, if not the best recruit this cycle. Not kidding.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 03, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Ok... back away from the blunt... and pass it to me cause thats some goooood shyt!! lol

Ohio_Cane

I think in the long run, McCray could be one of, if not the best recruit this cycle. Not kidding.

Ohio_Cane

@dkurtenbach: Per me, Terry McCray is signing with Miami on Wednesday.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 03, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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GREAT news.

Go Canes

@dkurtenbach: Per me, Terry McCray is signing with Miami on Wednesday.

SOUP

I try to contribute valid points...regardless I have no right to be rude...I can admit I am wrong and have no problem asking my brethren to overlook and forgive my mistakes...carry on friends...

Posted by: VA Cane | February 03, 2014 at 11:58 AM

THIS is the Canespace way.

Remember this and file it away for future reference.

VA Cane

U Mike if he does sign, perhaps you and him could do a duet....LOL buddy

VA Cane

I was very impressed by Seattle's tackling....very sound.....I want to see us follow suit.....maybe Coach Carroll could have Dad come along with his DC and talk a little about aggressive schemes blocking and tackling etc.......one is never going to be perfect....I have missed some in my day......but last night those guys really put on a clinic.....their man was really good....and they floated in and out of some zone that also worked well.

RBLCane

Thomas just confirmed he is singing with Miami

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2014 at 11:20 AM

signing***

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2014 at 11:20 AM


He's into Miami's music program so both are correct.

GO CANES!!!

VA Cane

and while I am at it, if I got a little testy with my words last night....Da U...Berri...I apologize if I offended you. I was just making a point that I do not complain and moan or bitch....I try to contribute valid points.....regardless I have no right to be rude.....I can admit I am wrong and have no problem asking my brethren to overlook and forgive my mistakes....carry on friends....

VA Cane

It sounds like this will be an interesting week. Several of our choices are up in the air so it seems. While I hope they choose UM, if they do not, that is life and they are 18 yr old kids. I know it is tough pressured and exhilarating at the same time. I want kids that truly want to come to UM. I have never been hung up on 5 star fantasy myself. I have seen guys who were 5 star, but when it came to attitude, commitment to team play academics and fundamentals they cannot cut it. A guy may have 4.3 speed as a back, but cannot pass or run block and have hands of stone. Give me the 4.6 guy who gives it all for the team in every way and can do it all....I will beat you every time.

I listened closely to Seattle people last night and today....Pete Carroll said more than once...winning with fundamentals, competing with each other TEAM....Sherm...pushing each other....RW enjoy being a leader winning as a team....several defenders said aggressive execution of our schemes....having an attitude a chip on the shoulder....last night was one of the finest TEAM efforts of fundamental football I have ever seen...no TOs no sacks, few costly penalties.....not caring who was MVP or who got credit....the idea is winning the idea is a TEAM winning it all....That's what really matters....12 of the 22 starters were 4th round or lower.....don't sound like a bunch of 5 stars to me.....but what it does sound like is World Champs at the highest level.....that sounds fantastic. Those guys executed fundamental football at the highest level in all 3 phases.....that equals Champions...got to love that....

somewhere over the rainbow we used to do that execute fundamentals in all 3 phases aggressively as a team long ago and far away (thanks James Taylor) we will get back to the top when we do that......instead of wanting a roster of only 5 stars many of which often turn into no stars.....JMO

SOUP

1. By the way, saying I could get "embarrassed" is an attempt at verbal/written intimidation.

2. I'm not intimidated, and I'm not going to be embarrassed.

3. I'm a grownup, I can take it.

Posted by: Lurker | February 03, 2014 at 11:25 AM

OK please read SLOWLY so there is no confusion:

1. That is NOT correct. I was not trying to intimidate U, I was trying to PROTECT U from getting embarrassed by another blogger, not by me. Lighten up Francis.

2. That's what the last five people said and they ALL got embarrassed. U will just have to trust me on this.

3. U may be grown up, but U cannot take a full on verbal attack from the infamous CoCane. Nobody ever has and nobody ever will.

So it is written, and so it shall come to pass...

SOUP

I see Mr Elder staying at DB.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 03, 2014 at 11:21 AM

When U see Coach Golden please tell him that all of us here at Canespace do NOT approve of that decision. Thank U!

Go Canes

I see Treon here as well. His dad has to coach Friday nights during the season and are allowed to meet with the team Saturday mornings to do non contact things like review film.

He's going to have a tough time seeing his kid play if he goes away.

Go Canes

Cam Underwood‏@UnderwoodSports14 mins
Chad Thomas after Bama OV: “I am still committed to Miami and I am signing with them on Wednesday. I just wanted to get another experience.”

Lurker

Right on both Mike (see what I did there)

SinisterCane

#1 and 2 selling points to recruits are " how can I showcase my skills to get to the NFL and playing time", Al and company needs to get scheme working in 2014

Lurker

Trust me, I won't get embarrassed either. Not in a million years. By the way, saying I could get "embarrassed" is an attempt at verbal/written intimidation. I'm not intimidated, and I'm not going to be embarrassed. I'm a grownup, I can take it.

AeroCane

Back to the Super Bowl. As much as I hate to say it but Pete Carroll is now right up there with my fav coach of all time JJ! College and nfl - their the best!
Saban may be a better college coach, Walsh may be a better nfl coach, but none better at both.

Now onto recruiting:
My predictions:
We keep chad Thomas
TV stays home with the canes
And Jc Jackson officially commits to all 3 state schools and ends up a Cane!

Go Canes

Fair enough Soup.

And I love Corn Elder but with Yearby back there sharing snaps with Duke and Gus showing flashes when he got his touches, I see Mr Elder staying at DB.

UMike

signing***

UMike

Thomas just confirmed he is singing with Miami

UMike

I think the fact Treon Harris is "announcing" on Wed instead of just signing is a good sign for Miami

SOUP

Everyone needs a drink and some fresh air.

Posted by: Da U N Houston | February 03, 2014 at 11:12 AM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

As far as the other stuff, it's crazy to think anyone could be intimidated on a message board. I'm certainly not.

Posted by: Lurker | February 03, 2014 at 11:08 AM

It is NOT about being "intimidated" it is about being "embarrassed". IJS

Da U N Houston

I know the Broncos got their "ass" whipped last night (Pun intended).

Everyone needs a drink and some fresh air.

Lurker

Please review my post.

All I'm saying is that it's bogus to say "I know stuff" and leave it at that. If you think you know something, say it, and I'll judge it on its merits. But to just throw out a bunch of meaningless negative generalities, that's just bogus.

As far as the other stuff, it's crazy to think anyone could be intimidated on a message board. I'm certainly not.

Like they say, it ain't nothin

SOUP

GO...I agree that nobody knows the ENTIRE picture of what happens behind the scenes with recruiting or why we recruit certain players but not others, or why one player signs at one school and not another.

But to summarily dismiss ALL street info as bogus also is not fair or accurate. That is what I took offense to and voiced objection to.

Now let's see IF U can say: "Corn Elder"? LOL

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