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November 10, 2014

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Old Skool

Ten hut

86Cane

I just want to say Thank You to all those out there in Canespace Land that serve, have served or intend to serve in the armed forces of this great country. Some of you I have met, some not yet...all are respected.

Posted by: KYcane | November 10, 2014 at 08:40 PM

Well said, nice comment.

86Cane

Ten hut

Posted by: Old Skool | November 10, 2014 at 09:48 PM

At attention, arms at the ready, locked and loaded!

WWIN

I second KYcane's post!

Go Canes

@TitoBenach: Full Story: 2016 OL Boudreaux Has Over 50 Offers

Link: http://t.co/Z3DeBPbTZX

#Canes @CanesInSight

Go Canes

Good stuff KY!

Lurker

My shoes are shining....

My brass is bright ...

Terrance Sullivan

I concur with KYCANE comments.

Go Canes

Not that I don't think we can win because I do. But what am I missing here with this spread dropping even more.

There can't be that much money pouring in on the Canes.

@ByTimReynolds: This is wild. One board in Vegas tonight is listing FSU as only a 1-point favorite over Miami, at this point.

86Cane

Money, Honey!

#WeGotThis

The Dude

I didnt even know it was vets day.

BigWindyCane1

Great stuff KY! Our vets are the real heroes! God bless the men and women (and their families) who sacrificed so we can live and blog freely.

The Dude

Did anyone post Alonzo's comments?

Charles Arbuckle on ESPN says FSU had better show up because Miami can hurt them if this is who they are.

Sarasota 'cane

Go Army!!

The Dude

^^^ he meant Navy ^^^

Sarasota 'cane

Squid!

jcane

Don't look now, but the U now has 1 vote in the AP and 3 votes in the coaches poll. This will all change quickly and with large numbers after Saturday's game.

I'm way more excited about the prospects this year, in spite of last year's then undefeated record, as last year it was clear the U was overrated. This year it's clear FSU is overrated. The question is finding exactly where the U is.

WWIN

Here's the reasons I HATE fswho

Jimbo
Squintston
their RB from last year (I forgot his name)
Cook
Lane
Matt Thomas
Whitfield
Rudolph

SJMPARMAN

Thank you to all men and women that serve for the security of this great country, who have sacrificed for the betterment of our nation, and who have always put God and Country before all else. We can't enjoy our freedom without your service. So God Bless each and everyone of you! We know we officially honor you once a year but our gratitude is forever. Thank you for all you do.

Montreal-Cane

Let's put mikes all over the band of the hour and blast the sound everywhere in the stadium just bury the war chant in our home.

Make it feel like a home game in our house!

Find something to make some noise and triple the number of the band members...do something with the audio Blake James...Lol...

I just can't stand the FSU war chant in our house...Bury them with loud music...Rock you like a Hurricane! Everytime they do their stupid war chant.


Go Canes!!! F__K You FSU!

The Dude

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 10, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hooyah!

The Dude

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 10, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Arm the crowd with free kazoos M-C.

The Dude

Who's the avatar WW?

Sarasota 'cane

Soup check your IM and let me know what you think!

WWIN

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
My new boo!!!! Lol

WWIN

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Savanah Leaf

The Dude

She's f-i-n-e.

86Cane

USMC 239 Birthday tribute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5idf1BwkU

86Cane

Arm the crowd with free kazoos M-C.

Posted by: The Dude | November 11, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Or something even more powerful?

CaneRock

"We would like to take this opporuntity to wish all of our armed forces and all of our Canespace Nation family and friends a safe, happy and fun Veteran's Day.

Miami Hurricane fans salute U and ask that God Bless America!"

DITTO!

UMike

Can I get a Canespace/FSU game roll call?

I know so far..

Zilla
TSully
KY
Go Canes

30CINCO

Big ups to all the past and present service members.

Happy Veterans Day! - Thank you!

Terrance Sullivan

In

30CINCO

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 08:21 AM
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Will be there

#Dale

Go Canes

I'll be there of course but I have a morning thing so my tailgating will be limited to getting there between 4 and 5.

Make sure you let me know where you're sitting UMike!


@ChristyChirinos: Ask Duke Johnson what impresses him most about #Canes QB Brad Kaaya and he doesn't even have to hear the whole question. "His toughness."

30CINCO

Man claiming to be ex-UNC football player: 'If y'all came for an education, you should have went to Harvard'

A man claiming to be former North Carolina defensive tackle Tydreke Powell called into the radio station 102Jamz in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday and gave some damning quotes on the academic scandal at the university. He said he was tired of people putting blame on the players, and that the coaches were all in the know on the so-called "paper classes." Particularly striking was a quote the man said he heard from former Tar Heels football coach Butch Davis.

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/11/10/7190391/unc-academic-scandal-roy-williams-butch-davis-north-carolina


Another reason why Butch will not be back

UMike

We need to get our numbers to SOUP via email so he has a list so we can get in touch while there. I will be making the rounds getting pics and stuff

TonyCane

Could be an angry ex player. Didn't UNC refuse to renew scholarships for underperforming upper class men? Many colleges if not all do it, but I seem to recall that UNC did it quite often.

30CINCO

Basketball player at UNC Rashad McCants, said very similar things about Roy Williams.

The coaches should know what goes on with their players. Lots of them have bonuses that are based on graduation rates, it's in their best interest to know what is going on, unless of course it's something like this.

30CINCO

Miami Hurricanes’ Duke Johnson rushing to break ground
By Susan Miller Degnan, www.miamiherald.com

Ottis Anderson has never met Duke Johnson. But the Miami Hurricane great and MVP of the 1991 Super Bowl has seen him play enough that he knows it’s a matter of time before Johnson breaks his all-time UM rushing record — or goes into the NFL tantalizingly close.

“Listen, for over 30 years my record has stood against a lot of great running backs that have left the University of Miami and had stellar careers in the NFL,” said Anderson, 57, who gained 10,273 rushing yards and 81 touchdowns during 14 seasons with the Cardinals and Giants. “I’m hoping that as the legacy passes from me to Duke, that someone else can go off into the NFL and have just as productive years as all of us who came close to my record — or didn’t come close.”

Be assured that Anderson — and millions of others — will be watching at 8p.m. Saturday when Johnson’s Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) host their most formidable opponent of the season: No. 2 Florida State (9-0, 6-0), winner of 25 consecutive games and the team Johnson broke his right ankle against a year ago Nov. 2 in Tallahassee.

“I actually circled the date I got hurt, but didn’t circle the game,” said Johnson, a junior who ranks seventh nationally in rushing yards (1,213), eighth in rushing yards per game (134.8), fourth in yards per carry (7.68) and fifth in all-purpose yards (1,165.1). “I approach every game the same way, same mind-set, regardless of what happened last year.”

Johnson started the season 15th in all-time rushing yards at Miami (1,867), and is now 252 yards shy of breaking Anderson’s 3,331-yard mark set from 1975-78. That’s remarkable in itself because Anderson, who grew up in West Palm Beach, gained those yards on UM teams that finished 2-8, 3-8, 3-8 and 6-5 while he was in Coral Gables.

Johnson already is the all-time UM leader in all-purpose yards, with 4,939.

Among the Hurricanes Johnson has passed this season while ascending the rushing ladder: Alonzo Highsmith, Lamar Miller, Stephen McGuire, Frank Gore, Willis McGahee, Clinton Portis, and most recently, James Jackson and Edgerrin James.

Portis, now an analyst for the ACC, had 2,523 career yards from 1999 through 2001. He told the Miami Herald on Sunday that Johnson deserves to be more than just on the periphery of Heisman Trophy talk that includes Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah (1,250 rushing yards).

“Other players are having great years when you look at the running back position,” Portis said, “but Duke has put Miami on his shoulders in making them noticeable again. Look at how he affects the game. Those other guys usually have an opportunity to play four quarters and get their stats up. Against the ACC, Duke performs and leaves the game in the third quarter.”

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has noticed. His Seminoles are ranked 35th nationally in rushing defense, allowing 135.7 ground yards per game.

“Duke’s as good a tailback as there is anywhere,” Fisher said Monday during his weekly press conference. “You don’t realize how strong he is. Even though he’s a shorter guy… [he’s] very strong in his hips and legs, very quick body movements, very fast.”

If Johnson performs Saturday like he has in UM’s past three victories — 162 yards rushing against Cincinnati, 249 yards rushing at Virginia Tech and 177 against North Carolina — the talk will grow much louder.

“Finish strong,’’ that’s what Edge [Edgerrin James] told me my junior year,” Portis said. “That’s what Duke needs to do in this big game against Florida State. If they can knock off Florida State, he would have to be a huge reason that happened.”

UM offensive coordinator James Coley said Monday that Johnson “absolutely’’ is worthy of Heisman consideration. “He’s put a lot of work into this season,’’ Coley said. “He’s beginning to see the fruits of his labor and he should be up for every award by the way he’s played the last several games.’’

UM coach Al Golden, never one to dwell on individual awards during the season, was asked recently whether Johnson has made a case for the Heisman.

“You’re talking to the wrong guy,” Golden said. “You guys are the ones that watch all the different teams and get all the different stats. I know he’s playing at a high level. It’s hard to imagine anybody playing better right now.”

Johnson insists he doesn’t care about the accolades, though he said he likes that his mom would get excited if he got invited to New York on Dec. 13 as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

“I don’t really do it for the awards,” he said. “That’s not what I’m in it for.”

UM junior rush end Tyriq McCord, who played at Tampa Jefferson High, faced Johnson’s Miami Norland in the state title game their junior year. Jefferson won 44-34, but Johnson still rushed for 135 yards on eight carries.

McCord said Johnson “was the real deal” then. “We watched film on him. I remember my defensive coordinator was like, ‘This kid is going to be something great and we’ve got to be able to stop him.’

“I’m glad I’m not the one that has to stop him now.”

Johnson said a win against the defending national champs would be great.

“Great team,’’ he said. “They play all three phases and always find a way to win. You can say what you want about them — ‘They had the team last year, they’re not this, they’re not that’ — at the end of the day, they find a way to win.’’

Johnson, who likes to verbally spar with the competition, said he’s saving the trash talk for Saturday. “I don’t think it’s football-like to talk through social media, to talk through tweets or texts. It’s best to just show what you can do.”

Anderson, now living in South Orange, N.J., had a simple message for Johnson and his teammates as they approach game day.

“Keep the tradition alive,” he said. “Find a way to beat Florida State.”

Ohio_Cane

Is it Saturday yet?

TonyCane

To be fair to Jimmy, he never expected Moss to be available when Miami drafted. He made the trade before the draft started.

TonyCane

With great power comes great responsibility. That responsibility is beating FSU on Saturday night!

86Cane

Email phone numbers to: canespace86@aol.com

I will make a list and connect all of you.

Old Skool

The more UNC academic scandal information comes out, the more prescient or simply aware Tom Wolfe appears when he wrote I Am Charlotte Simmons

dj moonbat

To our veterans: I'm sorry we keep asking you to do unnecessary and/or impossible things that might get you killed.

UMike

Number sent

Terrance Sullivan

I say we meet up at E5 around 5:30 take pictures there and walk over to the Hurricane Walk by 5:45pm and takes pictures there and get ready to cheer our Guys on. Go Canes! We Could also meet up around halftime Around Sections 130/131. See U FAM there this Saturday. Go Canes!

UMike

KY, you got mail

30CINCO

FSU's plan to slow Miami QB Brad Kaaya: 'Hit him, hit him often'
By Dustin Tackett,
For the Orlando Sentinel

Miami freshman QB Brad Kaaya has settled into his role under center for the Hurricanes, although FSU’s goal is to make him as uncomfortable as possible.

It was a rough start, as it typically is for any true freshman, but Kaaya has displayed mental toughness after being thrown into the fire by helping Miami win four of its last five games.

“I know the offense he’s in. I know [offensive coordinator] James [Coley] carries a lot of things we do, plus some of the things he does,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “So he’d have to be a cerebral guy, a very mental guy to be where he’s at right now and have that success. He obviously has a tremendous upside.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/florida-state-seminoles/chopping-block/os-fsu-slow-miami-brad-kaaya-hit-him-often-20141111-post.html

Go Canes

@PeterAriz: The kid is ready.

Go Canes

The article 30 posted just now goes back to what we were saying the other day. They are going to do everything they can to stop Duke.

That will be their game plan from start to finish.

If we can run successfully against them with that being their main point of emphasis, it will open up the rest of our offense beautifully.

Get good yardage on the ground early and we can expect a lot of play action in early downs as the game goes on.

Go Canes

@osfsu: Mario Edwards Jr. on UM's Duke Johnson: "Once he makes a cut and gets through the gap, you can pretty much kiss the baby."

Go Canes

@mattyports: Highest percentage of offensive plays going 10-plus yards, Power 5 schools: Oregon 26.4, Miami 25.7, Auburn 25.3, Ohio State 24.8.

KYcane

KY, you got mail

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 09:53 AM

Saw it - I'll shoot one back today.

WWIN

"Once he makes a cut and gets through the gap, you can pretty much kiss the baby."

Posted by: Go Canes | November 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

That's what she said!!!! LMAO

Nice alley-oop GC! (jogging back on defense pointing at GC)

WWIN

She's f-i-n-e.

Posted by: The Dude | November 11, 2014 at 02:08 AM

Thanks! Now it's time for you to post a pic of your wife! Lol

The Dude

To our veterans: I'm sorry we keep asking you to do unnecessary and/or impossible things that might get you killed.

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 11, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Like what? Trying to get health care from the VA? Lol.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes | November 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM

The running game WILL NOT be there like the Louisville game if we don't pass the ball first!

CaneRock

Go Canes...stopping Duke was their point of emphasis last season, and Duke still had good success running the ball...and that was against better personnel than they have this season...and with our deep threat in PD4 being out.

But like I said, this FSU team is missing something, and I think it's Joyner. Joyner was to FSU, what Ed Reed was to UM...the heart & soul of the defense.

UMike

I want DP52 or DB2 to level Cook or Lane and then throw up the U, hell with the flag!!

Terrance Sullivan

Total Agreement Rock Lamarcus Joyner was pulling his best impersonation of Ed Reed. Hopefully our Canes will end their 25 game win streak on Saturday Night at Sun Life. See U all there.

CaneRock

I'll tell ya'll what, them Lemon & Pepper wings from Wing Stop...WHOOOOOOOO!...dem $h!t$ is GOOD!

BigWindyCane1

@osfsu: Mario Edwards Jr. on UM's Duke Johnson: "Once he makes a cut and gets through the gap, you can pretty much kiss the baby."Posted by: Go Canes | November 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

A lot of babies will get kissed on Saturdaynight

WWIN

I'm changing my stance! We have to WIN this game not COMPETE!

Ohio_Cane

Bennie Blades ‏@BennieBlades36 now4 seconds ago

Bennie Blades discusses @MiamiHurricanes vs.@FSU_Football today at 1:30 on @TheTicketMiami ESPN Radio-Miami FM 104.3 - AM 790. #Canes #Mami

BigWindyCane1

Leading tackler on the team is All ACC First team DP52, but DB2 is second in tackles and Grace5 is third. Mccord has been ACC LB of the week, and Burns is a shutdown CB. Elder has also emerged. The emergence of Bush and Grace5 has been a pleasant surprise and we are starting to see the kind of player development that has been missing the last couple of years on D.

Go Canes

Windy why are you posting that nonsense.

Media, booster and fan pressure, capped off by the final stroke of genius, the banner, is why the D has improved.

Everyone knows that.

UMike

It was clearly Goldens animation on the sidelines which caused this improvement.

Go Canes

Something I didn't know. Both boys have the same awful illness:

@smillerdegnan: .@GoldenAl on Carter Hucks & Jimbo Fisher's son having same condition. "They're doing a great thing out there to raise awareness & $...''

WWIN

Elder has also emerged.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 11, 2014 at 01:33 PM

Finally, somebody else has some good eyes!

BigWindyCane1

I want tosee explosive plays in the passing game, but you have to run effectively to set up Kaaya for the pass.

I would like to see the Canes pound the rock, but continue to mix up the runs going stretch left and right, off tackle, shotgun, reverses, sweeps, wildcat and counters. Anything to keep the DL off balance so that the OL can turn Goldman and Edwards just enough to allow Duke to make that cut and get to second level and we know what happens Duke does that- kiss the baby, that man is gone!

Go Canes

My only beef with our coaches over the last month is not saving the wildcat til this game.

Would have been impossible for FSU to plan for and could have been a nice new wrinkle.

Go Canes

@YahooForde: Whoa. Louisville just announced that QB Will Gardner is done for the year with a knee injury.

Ohio_Cane

It was clearly Goldens animation on the sidelines which caused this improvement.

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 01:48 PM
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It was also clearly over exaggerated lol

Ohio_Cane

Finally, somebody else has some good eyes!

Posted by: WWIM | November 11, 2014 at 01:48 PM
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It's just too bad he's not on O...

Ohio_Cane

My only beef with our coaches over the last month is not saving the wildcat til this game.

Would have been impossible for FSU to plan for and could have been a nice new wrinkle.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 11, 2014 at 02:08 PM
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Be prepared for a new wrinkle out of that formation near the goal line. Duke is throwing it.

30CINCO

It was clearly Goldens animation on the sidelines which caused this improvement.

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 01:48 PM
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I personally feel it was Buchanon's twitter feed that got us over the hump.

He is now ranting over not getting sideline passes for this weeks game........LOL!

UMike

lol 30

Ohio_Cane

Tom Symonds ‏@Tom_Symonds 4m4 minutes ago

Miami QB Brad Kaaya speaks with the @CollegeGameDay crew. Watch the complete interview this Saturday.

Ohio_Cane

30 for 30: The U Part 2 preview: http://youtu.be/xmLx146KLdE

BigWindyCane1

FSU is now down to a 1.5 point favorite by many current betting line

That was then this is Now

I hope the coaches realize that FSU is going to try and make us one dimensional. They will absolutely try and make Kaaya beat them, stacking the line of scrimmage. It's time for Dorsett & Coley to step up and if we can make that happen, dare I say CANES WIN, 31-27 BUT if those 2 disappear, it could get ugly.

trianglecane

I think this game comes down to walford and check downs. 36-20 miami. What the heck do we have to loose.

WWIN

I want tosee explosive plays in the passing game, but you have to run effectively to set up Kaaya for the pass.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM

No we don't. What the running game has done the past 3 games have already set up the passing game. If fsu plans on stopping the run, then the passing game will be set up on the first play. You don't have to run it to pass it unless a team tries to take away your passing game.

BigWindyCane1

Brad Kaaya in the 6 wins averages 22.8 pass attempts. In the 3 losses, Kaaya averages 32 attempts.

In the wins, the Canes average 41 rushing attempts for 256.8 yards. In the three losses, the Canes average 23 attempts for 84.33 yards per game (some of those rushes are qb sacks).

prealize that if the Canes cannot establish the run, they struggle

Go Canes

You are spot on as usual Windy. We need balance on offense to succeed, with an ability to gain positive yards on 1st down. That comes in the form of a running game.

Ask yourself this, if we come out passing and struggle, then where do we turn.

The Wizard

I expect Kaaya, Duke and Walford to be household names Sunday morning.

Go Canes

Cloud? What cloud?

@ChristyChirinos: #Canes OC James Coley knows about the recruiting battles UM & FSU have been fighting recently. Says Noles made gains because of NCAA inquiry

@ChristyChirinos: Coley: "Part of it is just the overall cloud of the NCAA. It allowed for the doors to open up for this staff up there. That made it easier."

Lurker

The cloud, and the NCAA investigation, Emmert talking about a death penalty possibility for Miami, and self-imposed significant scholarship reductions, we're just a figment of our imagination. It was just Golden using his used car salesman trickery. We all know that.

CaneRock

Balance isn't doing something 50% of the time such as pass, or doing something else 50% of the time such as run...that's NOT balance, that's being PREDICTABLE!

Balance is being able to do what you need to do, when you need to do it!

As has been the case the last 3 games, we've run the ball down our opponents throats BECAUSE WE CAN!

CaneRock

Yeah, Duke & GT really benifitted from "the cloud" with all those 4 & 5 *s that they got.

Didn't know you needed 4 or 5 *s to cover the Center against GT...or 4 & 5*s to keep Curtis Porter from covering scat-backs against UVA.

"The Cloud"...oh yoi yoi.

But that's nuhnuh my business, carry on...#LIPTON!

CaneRock

"The Cloud, really =s..."The Crutch".

LB

There is zero excuse for not having a bowl win since 2006.
There is even less than one for never having appeared in the ACC Championship, despite it being the weakest of the BCS Conferences.

Go Canes

Lol.

YooperCane

Can't wait til' Sat! We are ready to put the smack down!

86Cane

I want DP52 or DB2 to level Cook or Lane and then throw up the U, hell with the flag!!

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

X 1000

86Cane

A lot of babies will get kissed on Saturdaynight

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 11, 2014 at 01:11 PM

Wives and girlfriends too.

86Cane

It was clearly Goldens animation on the sidelines which caused this improvement.

Posted by: UMike | November 11, 2014 at 01:48 PM

#Absolutely

NativeCane

Soup, reckon TSullys rib eating hot twerking Nole females will make the scene saturday?

Dem Canes!!!

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