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November 30, 2015



I'm dominantly,sociably, and extrovertedly...........FIRST!


Rock...U ROCK!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Richt would be a good hire not a great hire. It would be the next step. The only question would be if we could take another step and win the National Championship. We would split ACC titles with FSU and Clemson.

Go Canes

Sleep, where are you...

I agree, ever so humbly and open mindedly, with you Dude.


Every name I hear for the next coach my first thought is "yea...but...". It's like the admin has me so shook from their past hires I cant get to hype for anyone. Please just get it right!

VA Cane

Richt may get a couple 10 win seasons, and the elusive Div title so many deem evidence we are back! Good man....but do not see NC in the cards.
It is not easy to get it right.....they have proved that with the last 3 hires....
I think we would struggle to reach FSU Clemson level in conference....UNC in division....and VT will be a player again.....BBB!


Enough with the speculation already... It's SO easy...



### A close associate of Butch Davis said last week that Davis was optimistic that he would get an audience with UM athletic director Blake James in the week ahead. And when Davis canceled his scheduled appearance in ESPN2's studio on Saturday, that fueled speculation that Davis' interview was this weekend.

The normally accessible Davis declined to respond when I asked him Saturday if he interviewed, and agent Jimmy Sexton declined to discuss it with our Susan Miller Degnan.

By the way, Davis did not tell ESPN management why he requested the day off. And UM isn't saying a word publicly about the search, with advisory committee members having been sworn to secrecy.

The friend said Davis was excited about the potential opportunity to talk to UM. Indications are that Davis interviewed this werkend. The question is whether what he has to say is compelling enough to lift him in James' eyes.

As we've written, James is considering Davis, despite some internal UM concerns about what happened at North Carolina (Davis was not implicated by the NCAA). And as we've noted, a friend of James has said that James knows he has Davis if nothing more appealing surfaces.

### Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, in a piece analyzing every college coaching opening, said it would be surprising if the UM job doesn't go to one of four people: Davis (his favorite to get the job), Rob Chudzinski, Greg Schiano and Dan Mullen.

As we noted last week, Chud and Schiano have some support on UM's advisory search committee. And Mullen, the Mississippi State coach, interviewed with UM before Al Golden was hired and left a favorable impression on at least one of the few people involved in that search. But would he leave a job paying him more than $4 million annually?

[Noon update: UM is expected to explore UM alum Mark Richt after his firing from Georgia today.]

### Mario Cristobal is the most polarizing UM coaching candidate among Trustees (aside from Butch Davis), but associates and an NFL scout with whom he speaks said he has become a better coach working for Nick Saban.


VA Cane

Kobe should have retired 2 years ago, he is playing poorly and the numbers reflect it. He was a great player and competitor...was. He still is arrogant, self seeking, and not one bit humble....lot of ego, very little character. I am not an NBA guy at all...not really a hoops guy. I can watch college.....on occassion.....have not seen full NBA game in probably 30 years....just cannot watch it. Will look at some of a playoff game in passing. Kobe was a great player...and wants to win always...like that. Not a good role model for young people not such a good teamate.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes | November 30, 2015 at 03:38 AM

Same goes for Butch too. There is no guarantee any coach we get will definitely win a championship. I do think either Richt or Butch could stack the deck for us, especially in the Coastal. I think the name Butch Davis is much better to HS kids that want to use Miami to get into the NFL, so the path to a stacked team is probably faster through Butch. I don't necessarily want Butch because I think he'd win a title, I want Butch because he'll build one of college football's 5 most talented rosters in 2 or 3 years, that much I think we can pretty much assume. By then, he'd have 2 or 3 years to win a title before retirement becomes an issue. Then I think he would be helpful in naming a successor.

Before we can win National Titles, we need to have one of the 5 best rosters in CF. Does Richt do that right away? Does Strong? I contend no. I've only heard two legit names so far that I think can do that in a hurry, Butch and Chip. Now, we have had a talented enough roster to win the ACC Coastal for at least 3 years now, we haven't and Al had to go for his sins. We have had the talent to win an ACC title 1 time in the last 3 years, we didn't do that either. We have not had National Championship talent since probably 2005 or 2003. We have to walk a little more before we can run, and the most qualified person I see, who also happens to want the job is Butch Davis.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: VA Cane | November 30, 2015 at 06:50 AM

I actually think he looks okay, just has a rusty jump shot. We'll see down the stretch.


TD...great post man


BD on 790 the ticket right now. I don't expect he'll say much specific.


BD back to Bristol/ESPN this week.


Fucking hell, it's Monday already! Know what will make this day better? If they #BringBackButch!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Gracias amigo.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Lur-ker | November 30, 2015 at 07:38 AM



Also, tomorrow is the first day of gun season for whitetail in Ohio. I will not be here. So if something big happens, I can't contribute.Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 29, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Ohio Cane got his prioritys in order!

BBB....Dem Canes!!!

Go Canes

Good post Dude but I disagree on parts of it.

Strong and Richt are both proven recruiters. Strong just took a blah Louisville team and his first two classes have produced 14 draft picks, including 4-5 first rounders.

If the mindset is to have Butch come in, build this and ride off into the sunset 3-5 years from now, then I'm all out on him. I hope if he gets the job we get more than that from him.

Every time you have to hire a coach it's a crapshoot. There are very few if any programs that can boast back to back great hires.

Look at Foley at UF, who's considered a top notch AD. He has hired four coaches and has hit one homerun, had two colossal failure and currently has an incomplete.

Imo this hire needs to be one that brings long-term stability to this program for the first time in 15 years.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes | November 30, 2015 at 08:30 AM

See, I think Butch did that last time. They just didn't keep it going. I see our future like Oregon or Stanford so I'm less concerned with a figure head as I am a system. I want someone who can install a longterm system rather than someone who will stick with us 15 years.

Dude on a Pale Horse

And I think when Butch is done, he could oversee his system for another 5 to 8 years as a football ops guy.


I see the patriot haterz came out LMAO, yall make me sick!!!

Pats are still running the game, luckily Gronks injury doesn't seem to be season ending so yall get ready for those playoffs and i'll see yall come superbowl sunday when were lifting that lombardi trophy!!!


Dude on a Pale Horse

We need to find a way to harness Butch's system for year to come and make it "The Miami Way." It's his last stop and he has to make it work. It's a really, really sound plan for our future.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Another part about Butch that makes him so important, is that he's really successful at grooming future HCs. This is a sign of great coaching. Bill B., Saban, Butch... they all do it. This is key for Miami in the future to have connections with coaching talent when Butch does decide to retire.


Wannstedt on Joe Rose this morning says that Richt is retiring and getting a job in the offices at uga...Joe Rose has heard from a number of sources that Richt is retiring



Mark from Atlanta

U MIKE I agree, for the love of God, please just get this hire RIGHT! !!

Dude on a Pale Horse

I'm actually quite surprised we don't have a Football Ops position right now. Our AD needs an objective person who can tell them if what the HC is doing day to day is consistent with what winning programs do. Right now, the only "football guy" at Miami would be the HC. So then what do you have but an AD getting evaluations from the HC himself? Doesn't make any sense. There should be someone objective, with some charge over the HC, but who also works with the HC. Someone who tells the truth about the program, visits other top schools, is up on Xs and Os and recruiting methods, training methods etc.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ Maybe not charge over the HC, but certainly has impunity from the HC.



Report: Butch Davis' Interview With Miami Was 'Extremely Positive'


Posted by: SOUP | November 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Yeah that's EXACTLY what I was trying to say! Lol


Butch is HUNGRY... let the man sit down and EAT!!!

Dude on a Pale Horse

"Obviously, I think it’s public knowledge I’d love to be the head coach at the University of Miami,” he said on 790 The Ticket FM. “I’ve stated that emphatically for about the last month. But I think making any comments at this particular time is inappropriate. People are going to have to live with rumors for the time being and you know, we’ll see how this thing plays out.”
Davis, 64, was the Hurricanes’ coach from 1995-2000 (and assistant coach from 1984-88). He last coached at North Carolina in 2010.
Speculation about Davis interviewing at UM ramped up Saturday morning when his colleague at ESPN, Robert Smith, tweeted about his absence. “I’m solo in studio today on ESPN2, no Butch Davis. Hmmmmm,” Smith tweeted and later deleted.
Davis chuckled when that was brought up, explaining that he doesn’t often communicate with Smith or other on-air talent during the week and that he used vacation days to spend Thanksgiving with his son, Mississippi wide receiver Drew Davis.
“In my contract I have three weekends off, and I actually asked for parent weekend back in September to go see my son,” he said. “They kind of talked me out of it because it was the opening weekend of college football and they wanted their staff and crews to be together and get a name and face with who’s going to be working together and stuff. I missed that one. So because of Thanksgiving last week I went to Oxford, Miss. and spent Thanksgiving with my son and stuff, so I just used my third weekend last weekend.”
Ole Miss played Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. on Saturday, but it appears they spent Thanksgiving in Oxford. Davis didn’t say (and wasn’t asked) whether he attended the game, which began after 7 p.m. FootballScoop reported Davis met with Miami on Saturday.
Davis, when asked by The Ticket’s Joy Taylor asked for his asssessment of the 2015 Hurricanes, said he likes the offensive talent but the defense needs to improve.
“I’m like a lot of the other analysts on TV, I’ve probably seen a couple hundred of their plays and drives, maybe a quarter here,” he said. “The game being on Friday, I got a chance to watch a pretty significant amount of it. Obviously Brad Kaaya is a fabulous quarterback. He’s got great ability, he’s mobile, he’s got a terrific arm. Not being in a meeting room with him and not knowing anything at all about their offense, he doesn’t appear that he forces throws, he’s pretty accurate …”
“The receivers I thought made some fantastic plays. They appear to be talented there. They had some good success as far as being able to create some turnovers. They’ve gotten some interceptions. One of the things that looks like it’s been a little bit of an issue throughout the course of the year is I think they’re rated No. 80 in total defense.”

- See more at: http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/11/30/butch-davis-interview-with-miami-hurricanes/#sthash.jF46eRdv.dpuf

Butch is happening peeps.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ Sorry but I had to paste almost the whole thing as it was mostly quotes, but there's the link.

Dude on a Pale Horse

The coach interviews are happening now. Soon peeps, soon.


I'm Stickn w/Dec.6th!!


Posted by: The Dude | November 30, 2015 at 07:55 AM

Don't havre much time. Crazy day.

Basically didn't say anything except he's interested in job.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ Found it and posted it already.

Dude on a Pale Horse

WW. We need to talk contract again when Butch gets hired. I'll yet again have 86 over the barrel. I'm the Revis of Canespace.


Butch said this about Brad Kaaya:

“..he’s mobile, he’s got a terrific arm…”


I'll just leave this here. So long.

Go Canes

This doesn't seem lik someone ready to retire:

@mattyports: Richt said he was offered an undefined role at UGA, says he'll have "a lot of options." Says coaching "no doubt" still on the table.

@mattyports: Richt, asked what he thinks will happen next: "I'm going to listen to anyone who has interest in me."

Da U N Houston

LB Shaquille Quarterman is a Cane commitment who was planning visits to Alabama, Michigan and Florida.


Those visits won't happen.

"I won't take visits, I'm solid," Quarterman said.

Of his change of heart, Quarterman said, "I was looking around for a little bit but I'm confident in my decision now. I realize everything is going to fall into place, so there's no reason to do anything different."

Quarterman says he continues to talk regular with UM coaches Hurlie Brown and Mark D'Onofrio.

"They just talk about me coming in and being an impact," Quarterman said. "I don't ask about the coaching situation because I figure they know as much as I know."

Quarterman says he sees a bright future at UM, even moreso after the way the team's played recently.

"They've done better than I thought they would," Quarterman said. "For them to get their head coach fired in the middle of the season and still go 4-1 after that is a testament to them and the program. It shows they have the athletes, the talent. Just they need the right coach to put them on track."

* Quarterman says he's in regular contact with commit Mike Pinckney and former commit Zach McCloud.

"I don't know (if McCloud will recommit) - he's pretty cautious, just wants to make sure he's making the right decision for himself," Quarterman said. "Mike, he's solid."

I wonder if he got a phone call?

1mg of Epi

to paste almost the whole thing as it was mostly quotes, but there's the link.

Posted by: The Dude | November 30, 2015 at 10:01 AM

U forgot to post the quite where Butch thanks canespace' The Dude for his unwavering support resulting in his interview.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Butch liked Dorsey's mobility too. He recruited him because he never got sacked in HS. He could have easily meant pocket mobility and as far as Kaaya's arm is concerned, it is terrific. It may not be Elway, but it can play in the NFL.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Da U N Houston | November 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Very good news. Kid is half man, half monster... a manster.


Butch said this about Brad Kaaya:

“..he’s mobile, he’s got a terrific arm…”


I'll just leave this here. So long.

Posted by: Lur-ker | November 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM

I noticed this too,...BUT, I have noticed a lot of people say it lol.. Guess they just think and dont watch.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | November 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Damn straight. Actually though, it's less about me supporting the hire (which I do) and more about who I've always felt was the best and most logical hire.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: UMike | November 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Damn it, et tu UMike?


Hey, Im not knocking Butch, he could of meant in the pocket like you stated...that wasnt a knock on Butch. Just saying, I have heard a lot of people say it when talking about Kaaya.

Dude on a Pale Horse


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