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November 25, 2014

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SinisterCane

WE GOT THIS?

SinisterCane

Matt Porter (@mattyports) tweeted at 1:56 PM on Tue, Nov 25, 2014:
Raphael Kirby said LB coach Hurlie Brown said this team has national championship-level talent -- better than the teams of the old days.
(twitter.com/mattyports/status/537318981561229312)

LA3

Talent.....WE got TALENT!

I believe that....we don't have COACHES!

4 wins against Div 1 Talent! What a J O K E!

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: #Canes tight end Clive Walford named finalist for Mackey Award http://t.co/mM19oCNPnh

BigWindyCane1

@Manny_Navarro: #Canes tight end Clive Walford named finalist for Mackey Award http://t.co/mM19oCNPnh

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 06:47 PM

Finalists for the Mackey (Clive) and the and Butkus Awards (Denzel) on a 6-5 team. The 6-5 record may not be great, but that kind of recognition does attract recruits because they all want to make it to the NFL-U.

laquinton

Congrats to Clive. Great young man

86Cane

I was never "too negative".. yall just werent ready for the truth lol

Posted by: UMike | November 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Yes U were! U were too negative, too early and too often. But hey, who is counting?

WWIN

When I first read this blog title I thought it was about the Duke game last year!

86Cane

For those who were there, what would U give for another game at the Orange Bowl?

Go Canes

A lot.

A lot a lot.

Tons.

Mucho.

Go Canes

Section U, row 28, seats 1-4.

WWIN

If he can't get it dun with the 2nd most talent in the Country, what makes y'all think he'll get it dun in 2015 with less talent? Why wait?

#WeShouldBeUndefeated

86Cane

#WeShouldBeUndefeated

Posted by: WWIM | November 25, 2014 at 07:29 PM

That is just stupid talk right there.

We should have finished this season at 9-3.

86Cane

15 minutes can save U 15% on your car insurance.

And losses to GT and UVA are the UNACCEPTABLE ones.

Weverbody knows that!

86Cane

Section U, row 28, seats 1-4.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 07:28 PM

STUDENT SECTION!

The sights, sounds and aromas.

86Cane

Home buyers...ACT NOW!

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/reports/mortgage_rates/2014/11/25/1325

WWIN

That is just stupid talk right there.

We should have finished this season at 9-3.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 25, 2014 at 07:32 PM

Please explain why we should be 9-3 and state which teams were better than us?

WWIN

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Or are we suppose to lose to teams with less talent than us now?

canesteeler

The hoops team looks exciting.

YooperCane

What a magical place for sure, nothing can compare to the ol' OB. Before they tore it down I was able to get on the field and I took a handful of grass and some dirt and put it in a glass container where it sits in my living room. I felt like I had alot of history in my hands, blood, sweat and tears from players of old that played on the field.

Go Canes

Now we are the 2nd most talented team in America?

Who is first?

laquinton

A tie between all those teams that beat us convincingly

The Dude

2 losses maximum. We should be no worse than 9-2 right now. Should have beaten GT & UVA, should have gone 1 for 2 at least vs Neb and L'ville.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 07:54 PM

Based on draftable players only FSU has more. Per NFL I believe.

SinisterCane

From another site:

People have been asking me a lot of questions and I apologize for not being able to answer them all in a timely manner. I promise I will try and get to everyone's questions who message me.

One of the questions asked about Golden Future


I can say that there has been discussions about the future of Miami. I am not sure how close the school is to letting Al go but he is not in a great position right now. Trust me when i say this. The school is looking and if they knew they had a really good shot at landing a good coach he would be gone. With all the inside sources I speak with remember this, unless they no Blake James on a personal level then everything is speculation. So treat this as speculation and take this with a grain of salt but that is what I heard.

When the University starts discussing the Head Coaches future then it is never a great sign for the Head coach. This will be James call an as AD his job could also be on the line if things does not improve.

As someone has stated before the cloud was over the basketball team as well but coach L has made tremendous strides.

For Al Golden to be fired the AD would have made up his mind already. A loss to Pitt would be very damaging

Go Canes

Yooper if some day we meet at a game I'll show you the pics we took at the 50 after the last game ever there.

It was amazing, half an hour after the game we realized security was long gone. We drank beers and threw the football around, running routes on that sacred site.

One of the most incredible memories of my life.

The Dude

We are more talented than Louisville, Nebraska, GT and UVA. Al has been here long enough to win those games with the clear advantages he has. Unprepared to win all 4 of those games. He's a horrible coach that needs to be fired for the sake of the program.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 08:01 PM

I'll drink to that.

The Dude

Blake James must be one of those guys when we kick a FG he screams out "Alright! Nice homerun team!" Progress, lol.

Go Canes

Comparing Coach L's work to the football team's is so ridiculous.

I LOVE what he's done. I think he's an amazing coach, teacher and does an excellent job of getting the most from his players.

But one or two players can completely change a basketball team.

He's been very fortunate to get transfers like Larkin, Kadji, McLellan and Rodriguez. What he's done and is doing with them is awesome.

A football team has dozens of moving parts necessary to win.

86Cane

Please explain why we should be 9-3 and state which teams were better than us?

Posted by: WWIM | November 25, 2014 at 07:40 PM

Cheerleaders, bands and tailgaters.

That's three.

86Cane

Ville, Nebby and FSPoo.

Beat GT and UVa and we are skrait.

The Dude

^^^ in year 4 with this team you gotta beat 1 of those 3.

86Cane

Dude...I TOTALLY AGREE.

That is why I am OFF the wagon and have crashed the 12% bus.

Go Canes

I can live with the losses we've had before Saturday because to me they were part, another step necessary, to get the experience we needed to finally go into the following season with legitimate and realistic ACC championship expectations.

But our last loss is inexplicable.

Screw scheme and the rest. This staff has to find a way to instill a mindset in which they strangle big moments instead of being strangled by then.

These kids have made more mind numbing mistakes at the most critical parts of games. Coaches have to get them to do the opposite.

Go Canes

Posted by: The Dude | November 25, 2014 at 08:24 PM

Agreed.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 08:33 PM

Great coaches can get guys the reps they need in practice. They prepare their team against their team. I can handle a close Louisville loss, not a blow out. GT and Nebraska were really bad losses. Al consistantly has this team perform like its their first day playing. It WILL be more of the same next year.

86Cane

But our last loss is inexplicable.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 08:33 PM

And there IT is right there.

TOTALLY AGREE.

Losing the opener to Ville? Understandable.

Losing at Nebraska? Understandabnle.

Losing to FSU? Understandable.

Losing to GT and then UVA late in the season?

#NotAcceptable

86Cane

Al consistently has this team perform like its their first day playing.

Posted by: The Dude | November 25, 2014 at 08:37 PM

And that is EXACTLY what I see. Football, a simple game, simply looks TOO HARD for Miami, while at the same time it looks so easy for so many other teams.

We can't get out of our own way, call uneccessary timeouts, can't get plays called in time, have too many men on the field, special teams are horrible, no halftime adjustments, etc. etc.

#Clappy
#ScarFace
#Tarnished

The Dude

So I'm going on the notion that if we get steamrolled by Pitt then Al will be fired and if we win then Al will keep his job.

WWIN

Now we are the 2nd most talented team in America?

Who is first?

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 07:54 PM

Here you go!

One of the most common arguments by those in the pro-Golden camp is that Miamisimply doesn't have the players necessary to compete at the highest level. We often hear some of the same lame excuses we've been hearing around here for the last several years.

Maybe Golden doesn't have the players to compete for a national championship. Maybe he doesn't have the players to beat teams like Georgia Tech and Virginia and win a Coastal Division title.

Or perhaps he does. In fact, yes, he does.

According to the latest NFL Draft rankings on CBS Sports, Miami is clearly one of the most talented teams in all of college football.

The Hurricanes have 10 players who have a draft grade on their rankings list -- Duke Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford,Ereck Flowers, Jonathan Feliciano, Anthony Chickillo, Olsen Pierre, Denzel Perryman,Thurston Armbrister, and Ladarius Gunter.

The amazing part about that is that only one school -- the defending national champions and owners of a 27-game winning streak -- has more. Florida State has 12 on their list.

Here is the rest of the AP Top 10 and how many players are on that list:

2. Alabama -- 7
3. Oregon -- 7
4. Mississippi State -- 4
5. Baylor -- 6
6. TCU -- 4
7. Ohio State -- 3
8. Georgia -- 3
9. UCLA -- 3
10. Michigan State -- 5

SinisterCane

Posted by: WWIM | November 25, 2014 at 08:49 PM

#FACTS

laquinton

#Clappy
#ScarFace
#Folden

Fixed it for you sir

WWIN

Ville, Nebby and FSPoo.

Beat GT and UVa and we are skrait.

Posted by: 86Cane | November 25, 2014 at 08:23 PM

That's LOSER TALK!!!!!!

Only acceptable lose should have been fsu, and we shoulda won that game!

Go Canes

They didn't decide games, I understand that. But when I look back at this season I'll remember these moments as ones that stopped us from winning games we were in a position to win:

Louisville:

Take a 13-6 lead on Louisville, allow the ensuing kickoff to be returned for a TD.

Get a redone turnover, lateral to Stacy ruled a fumble, takes a probable TD off the board.

Fourth quarter wheel route to Duke down to the 3 yard line, negated by an o-line drifting forward and being ruled illegally down field. A TD and we are down four midlway through the fourth.

Nebraska:

End of third we get an INT, have the ball inside their 30. We are gashing them, and Duke's fumble returned for a TD. Instead of going in for the tie ore lead, we are down two scores.

GT

We are driving in the first half for a two score lead, Kaaya is picked off at their 10 yard line.

Fourth quarter 3rd down dropped by Jones. Three instead of seven.

Fourth quarter, down 21-17, we allow a ridiculous 3rd and 16 conversion, allowing them to sustain a drive in which they score a TD, making it 28-17. Game over.

FSU:

We have them on the ropes, Another TD and they are ready to crash an burn. Dobard completion for 33 yards, into scoring position, and we fumble it away.

Virginia:

Didn't see the game but I read we had a ton of boneheaded mistakes, starting with a blocked fg (again) that's returned to our 3 yard line.

We then commit a penalty on a field goal?? That's another TD that never should have happened.


Good teams don't make those mistakes.

It's coaching, it's player mistakes, it's both.

Clean it up, we will have a very, very good team next year. It continues, there will be a cleaning out.

The Dude

^^^ wasting our time! Move on while we can still build on this.

WWIN

The WORST unit on the team is Special Teams, and who's the coach of that unit?

But we need to fire D'no????

1mg of Epi

I can live with the losses we've had before Saturday because to me they were part, another step necessary, to get the experience we needed to finally go into the following season with legitimate and realistic ACC championship expectations.

Posted by: Go Canes | November 25, 2014 at 08:33 PM

Go canes... The above couldn't possible be further from the truth. We schemed our way to those losses. The mind numbing aspects to these games are all coaching deficiencies... Playing goal line D 8 yards deep. Maintaining a prevent in the face of the 20th consecutive run. Delay of game on firsts plays of drives. General confusion. I could go on and on.

It's OK to believe AG deserves another year because you came up w an arbitrary date... But don't blame the kids. They're doing what they're taught.

WWIN

Some may wonder if other major programs with excellent tradition and home recruiting bases are where the Hurricanes are in terms of overall talent. Again, these numbers indicate they're not. Here are some examples:

Texas -- 6
Florida -- 3
LSU -- 4
USC -- 7
Auburn -- 8
Oklahoma -- 8

Lets dig a bit deeper and look at where all other ACC schools rank.

FSU 12, Louisville 9, Clemson 4, Syracuse 3, Duke 2, Virginia Tech 2, Boston College 1, Georgia Tech 1, Virginia 1, North Carolina 1, North Carolina State 1, Wake Forest 1, and Pittsburgh 1.

Miami's non-conference opponents have low numbers as well -- Nebraska 3, Cincinnati 1, Florida A&M 0, and Arkansas State 0.

The Dude

1mg of Epi | November 25, 2014 at 09:05 PM

Not chipping the center.

WWIN

Nebraska, GA Tech, and Virginia have 5 TOTAL players combined with draft grades to our 10! LMAO

1mg of Epi

Dude... Exactly. Fundamental sh!t that these nimrods can't figure out.

Go canes... Your summary of games above leaves out something very important..... Why we were in position for one play to result in a loss. One play doesn't win or lose games, schemes, on the other hand....

The Dude

The U really isn't in it to win it. They say they are, but they're not. We need a coach that is in it to win it despite The U administration.

raizecane

86 - I disagree on the Nebraska loss as being understandable. They have 3 losses to Michigan State (which turns out are not as good as last year), Minnesota and Wisconsin (which is playing great now but lets see how they do against OSU.

I dont think we should have lost to Ville either. They had a new QB in there just like we did. Now that I look back, its even more frustrating as to how we let some of the games get away from us.

canesteeler

A team is a reflection of their head coach. Golden is soft and our beloved Canes are soft. There is no way in hell a bunch of Wahoos should beat the Canes. Mario Cristobal after two years under Satan, I mean Saban would be a great addition to the Canes as head coach. Just my opinion.

The Dude

I'd take Mario as a last ditch HC, on the super cheap with a 5 year contract with the last 2 years being tiddlywinks.

The Dude

Seems funny though, I always hear about the bridges Butch burned at The U but no one ever mentions Mario in that way, and he didn't even build the 2001 team.

canesteeler

The Dude it would be interesting to have inside scoop because although Mario received a significant pay raise I think he also recognized the short comings of AG has a HC.

canesteeler

Let's go Canes start the second half strong!

j.w.

GoCanes: Coach L is the anti-Golden. He finds ways to use what he has, and makes incredible adjustments at half time. And I wasn't sold on him until this year, after years of skepticism due to the last five combined football and basketball coaches.
Sinister- appreciate the post, and not to bag on you in any way, but those are the posts to be careful of. Lots of people pretend to know something, or exaggerate what they hear. Anyone of us could have said exactly what the poster on the other site said, its too ambiguous. People pedal hope whenever we get to this situation (meaning the fan base has given up on the coach, and we're all waiting for good news). I still say Golden is here next year barring some personal misconduct that would shock everyone's conscience. As bad a coach as he is, he isn't a bad man, so plan on seeing him on the sidelines next year.

YooperCane

Go canes, would love to hang out next time I go to Miami for a game. My brother lives about 10 min tops from the stadium. The next time I fly down to see my bro I hope to get together with all those here on the space who frequent the games!

SinisterCane

The depth in which people defend and rationalize reason for being 6-5

CaneRock

Go canes... The above couldn't possible be further from the truth. We schemed our way to those losses. The mind numbing aspects to these games are all coaching deficiencies... Playing goal line D 8 yards deep. Maintaining a prevent in the face of the 20th consecutive run. Delay of game on firsts plays of drives. General confusion. I could go on and on.

It's OK to believe AG deserves another year because you came up w an arbitrary date... But don't blame the kids. They're doing what they're taught.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 25, 2014 at 09:05 PM

SPOT ON!

Ohio_Cane

Canes up 9. 7:21 left.

McClellan beasting AGAIN.

Ohio_Cane

Canes up 12. 5:06 left

CaneRock


Raphael Kirby said LB coach Hurlie Brown said this team has national championship-level talent -- better than the teams of the old days.
(twitter.com/mattyports/status/537318981561229312)

Posted by: SinisterCane | November 25, 2014 at 07:09 PM

I disagree with Hurlie. This team doesn't even sniff the talent of those teams Hurlie played on.

YooperCane

It isn't rocket science, Golden and Co don't know what Miami brand of football is. They talk the talk but they can't walk the walk. Those players that defend these coaches are either brain washed or deep inside they know that they have not bought into Al and Co's idea of what brand of football the Cane's should be. It has been a looong decade of ups and downs and all of us are looking for answers. We want results and we want them now, inspect what you expect.

Ohio_Cane

Canes up 8. 3:54 left. Timeout.

Ohio_Cane

Lead down to 6. 3:11 left.

Ohio_Cane

Lead down to 4 after a charge on Lecomte. 1;48 left.

Ohio_Cane

McClellan hits 2 ft's. Canes up 6. 1:11 left.

Charlotte layup. Up 4

Ohio_Cane

Canes up 3

Ohio_Cane

Lecomte to the line. :18 left. Missed.

1mg of Epi

Yooper... The players are saying what they have to say. If your company was underperforming and a reporter asked you what the problem was, would you throw your boss under the bus? No... You'd say whatever you needed in order to keep your job.

Ohio_Cane

And we foul them on a 3 attempt....

Ohio_Cane

Jekiri fouls out.

canesteeler

Hoop team is letting this slip away. Dad defense tonight.

canesteeler

Bad

Ohio_Cane

:9.7 left. Charlotte to the line for 3. Canes up 3.

Ohio_Cane

Makes 1

Ohio_Cane

Makes 2

Ohio_Cane

Misses! Canes to the line with :8.1. Up 1

Ohio_Cane

McClellan makes! Up 2

The Dude

Come on bball Canes...

Ohio_Cane

Made both! Up 3. :8.4 left. Charlotte ball.

The Dude

O_C's play by play is making me nervous.

Ohio_Cane

CANES WIN!! 77-74!

Charlotte misses the 3 as time expires.

canesteeler

Canes win!

The Dude

Show 'em coach L.

Ohio_Cane

We almost let that slip away. W is a W, though.

canesteeler

Ohio we sure as hell tried. Lol

CaneRock

PHEW! But Charlotte had what, 42 pts in the paint, that's what concerns me as the season moves forward. But we did what we had to win.

Ohio_Cane

McClellan is a monster. Career high 31 pts.

Manu played awesome too.

Ohio_Cane

@ByTimReynolds: Sheldon McClellan became the first @CanesHoops player with at least 31 points and 11 rebounds in a game since Steve Rich (43-13), 2/20/96.

Terrance Sullivan

40 minutes of L baby. Our Canes bball team is 6-0. Boom.

Ohio_Cane

@flasportsbuzz: Link: News, clarity on Golden's job status and news on UM's bowl plans, plus more: http://t.co/fhly1waPBX

Montreal-Cane

Canes playing in NY for their Bowl...It would be special.

The Dude

^^^ so when the new president takes over let's make sure they know Blake needs to be fired also.

The Dude

Someone start a GoFundMe to fire Blake James for not his BS support of Al Golden.

Montreal-Cane

When comparing the UM and FSU programs, here is one tiny, frustrating snapshot from a Canes perspective: FSU’s five-star defensive back (sophomore Jalen Ramsey, the No. 3 corner in the 2013 class) created havoc against UM and has two picks, three sacks, a blocked extra point and has become a difference-maker recently.

Conversely, UM’s five-star defensive back (junior Tracy Howard, No. 1 corner in 2012) hasn’t started a game all season after starting 12 last year – “I would have never thought” that would happen, he said Tuesday --- and estimated he played just a dozen snaps against Virginia. He said he won’t leave school early or transfer.

Howard said he doesn’t know why he’s not playing more, but we’re told UM loves the skill sets of Artie Burns and Corn Elder and believe they have earned more time. And Howard’s average speed has been an issue at times.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/11/um-wants-golden-to-return-um-bowl-update-marlins-trade-talks-dolphins-heat-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

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