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December 04, 2015

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laquinton

1ssstttt

SinisterCane

2nd

SOUP

Wait, this guy doesn't wear a tie on the sideline? He can't be any good, can he? Can't believe they hired a guy who doesn't wear a tie. What could they have possibly been thinking?

UMike

Hester

trianglecane

Edge

SOUP

Earl Edwin Morrall (May 17, 1934 – April 25, 2014) was an American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-one seasons. Morrall, who also occasionally punted, played 21 seasons in the National Football League as both a starter and reserve. In the latter capacity, he became known as one of the greatest backup quarterbacks in NFL history.[1] During the 1968 Baltimore Colts season, he filled in for an injured Johnny Unitas leading to an NFL championship shutout victory and Super Bowl III, and for the 1972 Miami Dolphins season (both under coach Don Shula) he filled in for an injured Bob Griese leading to Super Bowl VII and the only perfect season in NFL history. Morrall made Pro Bowl appearances following the 1957 and 1968 seasons.

SOUP

Earl Morrall became the quarterback coach at the University of Miami in 1979.[5] During his time there he worked with Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde and Mark Richt. In 1989 he was elected to the Davie, Florida city council and eventually became mayor.[6] Morrall ran for the Florida House of Representatives District 97 seat as a Republican in 1992 and lost.[7][8]

During a 1989 interview, Morrall was asked what it took to come off the bench and be an effective quarterback and team leader. His response was, "When you get the chance to do the job, you have to do the job. That's all there is to it."[1]

He died of complications arising from Parkinson's disease on April 25, 2014 at his son's home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[9] He was 79.[8][10]

SOUP

On April 25, 1972, Morrall was claimed on waivers for $100 by the Miami Dolphins, reuniting him with his former Colt head coach, Don Shula. Shula described Morrall as "an intelligent quarterback who's won a lot of ball games for me."[2]

Morrall replaced the injured Bob Griese for the Dolphins during the team's October 15 win over the San Diego Chargers.[3] The victory gave Miami a 5-0 record, with Morrall building on that win to lead the team to the first undefeated regular season in the NFL since 1942 and only undefeated season ever, starting 11 out of 17 games that year. After notching a win in the team's first playoff game against the Cleveland Browns, Morrall struggled against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game, leading to the return of Griese. However, Morrall's efforts did not go unnoticed when he was named American Football Conference Player of the Year also in 1972, along with the inaugural NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Morrall would remain as a Dolphin quarterback for the next four seasons before finally announcing his retirement on May 2, 1977.[4] Until first Doug Flutie and then Vinny Testaverde almost 30 years later, Morrall was the oldest quarterback to start and win a football game in the NFL. In those 21 seasons, Morrall was part of 255 games, completing 1,379 passes for 20,809 yards and 161 touchdowns.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2015 at 08:44 AM

Read how it reads, lol. Maybe it's a hidden message! WE BACK!!!

Sinistercane

Rumor floating around Richt met with Butch in Pinecrest......

I'm not saying anything but.... Interesting if true.

Ohio_Cane

Canes Football ‏@CanesFootball 28m28 minutes ago

Watch Coach Richt's press conference at 10 a.m. live on WatchESPN/@ESPN3 here: http://es.pn/1lctjP8

orange 'n green in the vein

The haters of the apocalypse of Hurricane Football are released as of now to their own devices until such time as their abilities are to be needed again to sharpen the edges required for fit survival as my work here is done.

Mark, you have six years with me until you erode it with any substandard coaching examples, I suggest merciless blowouts as often as they can be issued.

Terrance Sullivan

Boom. Welcome Home Mark Richt. I know Howard Schnellenberger is smiling right now.

Ohio_Cane

Mark, you have six years with me until you erode it with any substandard coaching examples, I suggest merciless blowouts as often as they can be issued.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 04, 2015 at 09:21 AM
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Wow. I'm shocked U are giving a 6 year window. I like it!

UMike

Wow. I'm shocked U are giving a 6 year window. I like it!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 04, 2015 at 09:22 AM

Im thinking its a typo

Ohio_Cane

I CAN'T WAIT FOR 10 AM!

30CINCO

Now watch me Richt, now watch me nae nae!

Ohio_Cane

#GetRichtOrDieTryin

miamicane

Can richt flip whaley?

360Cane

Shoot, he hauls in a solid class, I give him 2 years.

miamicane

Whaley number3 back in under armor

miamicane

UGA

UMike

I see on Rivals one of the UGA 4-Star DT commits is mulling a switch

SinisterCane


UGA fan's message to Canes

I posted this as a response to another thread but thought it might be something for others to consider as well.

"I couldn't resist throwing a bone to the U fan base. You all just picked up a great coach at a great time. I've been a UGA fan all my life and graduated during Richt's tenure.

Please don't fret about his lack of championships. He is a fantastic coach and our best years were with him as the OC. When Bobo took over, whom I hated to see leave and be the target of all of UGA's fans, Richt had already groomed him to continue calling the same offense. Both of our SEC championships were with Richt as the playcaller. He explained in his exit interview that he will be more hands-on with the play calling at his next position. Just remember - for every time a U fan complains of a draw play from shotgun (which Richt WILL call often), there will be a deep play action call coming later in the game that was set up intentionally.

In response to Richt winning no national championships, please look further than the crud reported about his inability to win big games. "Big game" losses are always scrutinized and targeted by pundits (and fans) as the end all be all. Yes we lost some big games, but we also won a bunch too. When Alabama beat us in 2008, they were staked to a 31-0 halftime lead. They destroyed us in the first half ... but we destroyed them in the second half. Unfortunately, it was too deep of a hole. Alabama DID NOT change it's offense in the second half to run the clock out, but the second half comeback is never reported. However, Bama waxed us this year but no one reports how our team was projected to finish 8-4 by reporters and odds-makers. Only two returning WR this year and no QB to speak of. Schottenheimer was a huge bust. If anything, our team over-achieved this year.

Here's another nugget that doesn't get reported ... UGA was EXTREMELY close to playing for the National Championship THREE times during his tenure. Those three years are the ONLY years during Richt's tenure that UGA did not have a huge injury to a major contributor. When our team stayed healthy, Richt maximized the talent.

Please give the man a chance. He served us well and will do the same for you. I hope the U has many successful years with Richt, and if UGA doesn't win the NC, I hope Miami does. Richt deserves it and so does the U.

One more thing ... the personal conduct policies will be the only thing that you should worry about. Richt doesn't play when it comes to illegal and/or immoral actions. The team better be ready for this or you'll see some suspensions quickly. Spurrier once said he loved playing UGA early in the year because some key players were guaranteed to be suspended. While true, accountability should be present for everyone.

Good luck, Canes!"

Ohio_Cane

I see on Rivals one of the UGA 4-Star DT commits is mulling a switch

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2015 at 09:45 AM
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Don't play with me emotions. Before his introductory presser, we're getting a 4* DT... That would be so ironic and sad.

SinisterCane

^^^^^^
UGA truly loved Mark

miamicane

Richt is a Cane ..he is used to.championships

SinisterCane

Tyler Clark

DT

Americus, GA Americus Sumter 6'3" 290

Julian Rochester

DT

Powder Springs, GA McEachern 6'5" 327


raizecane


Mark, you have six years with me until you erode it with any substandard coaching examples, I suggest merciless blowouts as often as they can be issued.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 04, 2015 at 09:21 AM

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That's 3 years longer than what I am giving him. OGV going soft.

UMike

UGA truly loved Mark

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 04, 2015 at 09:47 AM

Yes they did, it is showing everywhere. I live in SEC country and all he UGA fans I know are congratulating me lol

AfriCane

His he the richt man for the job?

miamicane

Is it on espn?

30CINCO

His he the richt man for the job?
Posted by: AfriCane | December 04, 2015 at 09:56 AM
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Don't be Richticulous, of course he is!

Ohio_Cane

Watch here: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2716017/university-of-miami-football-coaching-announcement

miamicane

Hes gonna richt havoc on the acc weeee back baby

SOUP

Rumor floating around Richt met with Butch in Pinecrest......

Posted by: Sinistercane | December 04, 2015 at 09:12 AM

Rumor floating around that I met with Ariz in Winter Haven last night about coming to Canespace.

UMike

Rumor floating around that I met with Ariz in Winter Haven last night about coming to Canespace.

Posted by: SOUP | December 04, 2015 at 10:01 AM

You mean the high school nobody with no real connections?? Nooooo :)

miamicane

Butch must be the dc. Pallleeessseee

360Cane

Is it on? Says waiting for event on my end.

miamicane

What channel

raizecane

ESPN3

30CINCO

http://miami.cbslocal.com/show/cbsmiami-com-live-video-page-2/

Live now

miamicane

Ths should be like the presidents address to the nation on all channels

360Cane

ESPN is already quoting him. Did we miss it? It never came up on my end.

360Cane

Ok. It's on ESPN3 now.

360Cane

Lol mc

SOUP

Richt will not need the customary 4 years, or is it 5, to fix what ails UM? IMHO he will only need 2 to turn things around and win the Coastal and in year three we win the ACC. By years 4-5 we should be back to National prominence. And if not, there is always rum, lots of rum (or vodka, or scotch)!

I know one thing: Tailgating is going to be a LOT more fun next season than it was this past season.

VfB_Cane

Richt's wearing a white shirt plus a green and orange tie ... hopefully, he'll settle for a different outfit on the sideline.

Go Canes

Posted by: SOUP | December 04, 2015 at 10:17 AM

We can and should win the Coastal next year. We went 5-1 in division and the only truly close game in those wins was the country ass home cooking Duke got.

Lur-ker

He's a polo guy on the sidelines. Never seen him wear a tie except at events like today.

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