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June 29, 2016

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Go Canes!

Happy birthday to America.

What you've always stood for is taking a beating these days, but you'll overcome as always.

MDCane

Thanks Soup. I don't post alot, but I read daily to keep up with Canes action.

Harry Miller

I also want to thank Soup for keeping this Canespace site up and running. I would be lost with out the information I get from all of you. I thank all of you who make it easy for me to keep up with my beloved Canes.
Have a great Independence Day.

Mark from Atlanta

God bless America!
God bless all of you my beloved Canes brothers!
And God bless you SOUP....!
I love canespace. ...a touch of home here in atlanta.

Agree with the group. ...give choc a chance. .coach him up!

To any and all veterans, God's blessings to you for making this the GREATEST COUNTRY on earth!

Go Canes!

Kevin Durant.

Wow.

TonyCane

Now does Wade go to Denver? If I were him, I'd do it. One last opportunity to earn $20M a year for four years.

nemo2002

Durant to Warriers.
Oh my!

Lur-ker

Westbrook to Miami next year. You heard it here first.

Can't blame Durant for wanting to get away from a trash turd coach like Donivan.

nemo2002

Now does Wade go to Denver? If I were him, I'd do it. One last opportunity to earn $20M a year for four years.

Posted by: TonyCane | July 04, 2016 at 01:29 PM

Not so fast! Because Miami lost out on the Durant sweepstakes, and Deng and other Miami free agents have signed with other teams, the Heat has the cap space - and no other viable option to replace D Wade. So, Riley will probably move more aggressively now to re-sign him.

BigWindyCane1

Look forward to a great football season under CMR. I expect the Canes to make the top 10 and win the coastal, this coaching staff is that good. The DL has the most talent it has had in years, and has a the best DL coach in America to coach them up. I see all ACC DLs on this roster.

The men's basketball team is also poised to make a serious run at an ACC and NCAA title. I think this team will actually be better than last year's team, and Coach L has built a foundation that will lead to sustainable ACC title chances year after year.

SOUP

Love me some Coach L.

Hope to love me some Coach R.

#JustWinBaby

The Dude

Just heard about Durant to the Ws and now I wonder if they can break 73...

On the other hand I think basketball sucks.

The Dude

Posted by: NativeCane | July 03, 2016 at 08:21 PM

Ah shucks Native. I hope your holiday was great.

30CINCO

OKC will try to get Westbrook to commit to a long term deal. If he doesn't commit being there long term, Riley needs to be on OKC for a trade.

Ohio_Cane

No way Westbrook will commit long-term. Not now, at least. Durant just left and salary cap goes way up next Summer. He'd be stupid to sign a long-term deal now. Sign a 1 year or 2 year with player option after 1 and re-sign for the "new" max next year. Durant did same. Lebron will too.

Ohio_Cane

Jordan Schultz ‏@Schultz_Report 40m40 minutes ago

League source: Dwyane Wade in preliminary talks with #Cavs to reunite with Lebron. Talks still early.


Whoa baby...

30CINCO

OKC is in a tough spot, Westrbook is already on a 1 year deal. They risk losing him for nothing.

Whiteside for Westbrook.

Ohio_Cane

I'd be trading Westbrook TODAY if I were OKC. Get what U can before he leaves for nothing.

SinisterCane

Rivals via CIS:

Honesty is an elusive commodity in recruiting. Most things a prospect, coach, reporter or fan hears on the subject is said with intent, run through a series of mental filters and polished for the sake of public relations. Everyone loves everything until they don’t.

Remove names from the equation, however, and things get a little more forthright. So that’s exactly what Rivals.com has done. We recently grated anonymity to four Florida-based prospects and asked them a series of 10 questions about the state’s three power conference programs: Florida, Florida State and Miami. The answers generated were forthright and free of sugarcoating.

- Each of the four involved prospect is from the state for Florida.

- Each of the four involved prospect holds more than 10 Power Five offers

- Each of the four involved prospect is currently ranked four stars or higher

Below are the questions and each prospect’s responses.

Which program is on the most solid footing right now?

Recruit A

“Florida State, for sure. Then I feel like it’s Miami and then Florida after them.”

Recruit B

“Florida State.”

Recruit C

“Probably Florida because of coach [Jim McElwain]. I would actually put Miami second and the FSU third. I’m looking for Miami to make a jump. I feel like FSU is about to flat line.”

Recruit D

“Florida State is, of course, on the most solid footing.”

Which program do you think will be best in the state four years from now?

Recruit A

“It’s still going to be Florida State. I just don’t see them falling off or anything soon.”

Recruit B

“It’s still going to be Florida State, They are set up.”

Recruit C

“I think Miami because of that staff.”

Recruit D

“Four years from now? That’s tough. I feel like it’s all going to be pretty close. I feel like Mark Richt will have UM up to that Florida State stage. They both have a lot of guys coming in now. Daniel Wright and Stanford Samuels just committed there. And then, with Miami and Sam Bruce and those guys … I think it’s going to be really close.”


Who is the best recruiter on any of the in-state staffs?

Recruit A

“I like Coach [Kerry] Dixon from Florida. He keeps it cool. He keeps it 100, like me. He’s a good coach, too. He can relate to us kids and the players real good.”

Recruit B

“Coach Randy Shannon from Florida. He keeps it real. He tells me what he feels about me and other recruits. He isn’t looking at who has already offered or what you are ranked. He just wants the best players. He isn’t just saying things to get you to go there.”

Recruit C

“From the Florida schools it’s probably coach [Doug Nussmeier]. Coach Nuss is pretty good at recruiting. I think coach [Ron] Dugans is good at Miami, too. He does a great job.

Recruit D

“Best recruiter? Probably [Assistant Director of Player Personnel Jorge] Baez at Miami.


What is the biggest perk and drawback of Miami?

Recruit A

“The worst thing -- and I know there’s violence everywhere -- but the worst thing is the environment. You can get easily affected or sucked in. There are a lot of things to influence you. The best part is that they put you in the league. It’s a great program and a great weight program. They get you ready.”

Recruit B

“The best thing is that new coaching staff. That staff is better than the old one. The worst thing is that they’re still not going to win.”

Recruit C

“The education is really good. The education at Miami is the best thing, but it’s in kind of a weird location because they don’t have their own stadium and the fanbase sorta sucks.

Recruit D

“The best thing is that you end up in the league signing a check after Miami. The worst thing would probably be the heat.”

What is the biggest perk and drawback of Florida?

Recruit A

“With Florida, I’m really going off the media mostly, but it seems like it’s easy to get caught up or kicked out of school there. It seems like you could get in trouble messing with females there. The great thing is the tradition and that program. That is a place with great history.”

Recruit B

“At Florida, the best thing is the campus. I like that campus. The worst thing is, they still aren’t going to win a national championship anytime soon.”

Recruit C

“I like the girls at Florida. I would say that FSU has the best girls, but Florida has good girls and the best tradition. The Swamp is really cool. The worst thing is that everything is so old. All the facilities look really old. The campus is nice and all, but it’s getting dated.”

Recruit D

“Best thing, I’d have to say, is probably the college town. The worst thing would have to be the weather.”

What is the biggest perk and downside of Florida State?

Recruit A

“Worst thing about it is probably the environment and the town. The good thing is that it’s a winning program.”

Recruit B

“The best thing is that they are always going to be in the running for a national championship. The worst thing is … really nothing. I can’t think of anything that is just really bad. They’re the best right now.”

Recruit C

The best thing is definitely the girls. It’s just a straight college town, and I like it. Tallahassee is crazy and all about football. The education isn’t as good there, though.”

Recruit D

“Best thing is winning championships. The worst thing would probably be … well, I can’t really name anything bad right now. I need to get to know it more.”


Which coaching staff feels the most genuine?

Recruit A

“Florida State for sure.”

Recruit B

“Probably Florida because of coach Shannon. He’s always up front and honest.”

Recruit C

“Probably Florida. They were straightforward with me about everything.”

Recruit D

“Florida State.”

Which staff feels the most phony?

Recruit A

“Florida.”

Recruit B

“Florida State. Coach Bill Miller has told me a bunch of times that he is going to come back and offer me, but he never actually does. He just says it then it never happens.”

Recruit C

“FSU was shady with me. They would, like, tell me to camp there and beg me to come and then just not ever say anything to me. They were just really sketchy about how many guys they wanted to take and what they were doing.”

Recruit D

“Florida.”


If the three Florida schools were the only options available to you, which one would you choose?


Recruit A

“I’d go to Florida State.”

Recruit B

“Florida. I’d pick Florida if I was picking between them right now.”

Recruit C

“That’s a tough one. Definitely not Miami. I’m not a big fan of Miami. Honestly? Probably Florida. I liked Florida growing up and they just have a good education and good football.”

Recruit D

Right now? If I’m picking today … I know Florida is out of the question. Hmmm. Oh my God. This is hard. I guess I’d have to say Miami.”

Ohio_Cane

^^^ Richt has a long way to go in restoring The U's perception, especially on the national stage. He started it, but still, long way to go.

Lur-ker

It's four kids. Small sample size and they're hormonal teenagers who can easily change their minds.

Interesting, but not anything you can make overall general assumptions about.

We already know Richt has a ways to go. That's not new.

RCCF

WoW those interviews speak Volumes.

1. Shannon Haters Know Nothing....The Players said his name in more positive lights than any of U have in Years. I believe the kids more than I believe some of U. As I stated before Randy caught a bad beat at the U I blame the U not Randy.
2. Nittanies dug a hole that makes this school look like an abyss. I HATE the Nittanies. They were given too much time to fix something that wasn't broken.
3. Kids don't really take the U serious unless they've been fans. Our History is overshadowed by FloriDuh and supposed winning at FSFOO. No blame to Richt who will get it all in order.
4. WINNING CURES ALL...12% WIN ALL LOSE NONE EXPECT TO LOSE NONE. LOSING SUCKAS!!

RCCF

**Losing is for Suckas**

12%

Go Canes!

No secret there's lots of work to do.

We indisputably made the best possible hire to do that work.

Better days ahead, sooner than later.

Go Canes!

herbieibis

Indoor facility will go a long way to changing the perception but we have to win and be consistent at it. The fan base is going to be what it is. the U ain't never going to have to many sell outs and they mainly will play to a half empty stadiums at home.

SinisterCane

CIS is guessing "B" is OL Kai-Leon Herbert and "D" maybe Grimes

RCCF

Who's the kid that doesn't like Miami at all??

daytonacane

WoW those interviews speak Volumes.

1. Shannon Haters Know Nothing....
Posted by: RCCF | July 05, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Still swinging on those losing ass nuts? Let it go.

Go Canes!

Posted by: daytonacane | July 05, 2016 at 02:16 PM

That made me laugh out loud.

RCCF

Folks still can't man up and say they are Wrong...It's not shocking I totally get it...lol

Anyway 12%

TonyCane

The previous staff were good recruiters, but produced a five year stretch of subpar results on the field that set the program back in the eyes of many, many people. I don't think that we fully realize how big of a hole was dug last year with the two blowouts, as well as the sixth consecutive loss to your primary instate opponent. Just like the NCAA opened a window of opportunity for Florida and FSU in 2011 and 2012, the last two seasons opened yet another. Richt has to hit the ground running and win some big games to dispel this stench of failure. Art Briles won for five years at Baylor, and only this offseason was he finally able to land a good recruiting class. It takes time - and an opponents missteps - to clear the stench of failure.

SinisterCane

Miami @ App St on ESPN

http://www.appstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=21500&ATCLID=211010994

Lur-ker

This will be APPState's national championship game.

Talent wise we're clearly superior, in fact, superior in every way, but you better go ready to play

MDCane

Talent wise we're clearly superior, in fact, superior in every way, but you better go ready to play

Posted by: Lur-ker | July 05, 2016 at 05:04 PM

If Golden was still here I would be worried.

Lur-ker

I'd be worried too

SOUP

It's four kids. Small sample size and they're hormonal teenagers who can easily change their minds.

Interesting, but not anything you can make overall general assumptions about.

We already know Richt has a ways to go. That's not new.

Posted by: Lur-ker | July 05, 2016 at 10:24 AM

Comments like this make everybody else here wonder what planet you are on? Do you say things just to be a ridiculous or different or what the hell motivates you?

SOUP

WoW those interviews speak Volumes.

1. Shannon Haters Know Nothing....
Posted by: RCCF | July 05, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Still swinging on those losing ass nuts? Let it go.

Posted by: daytonacane | July 05, 2016 at 02:16 PM

Totally agree. Take off the BLINDERS so you can see the light again.

SOUP

The stench of failure.

Posted by: TonyCane | July 05, 2016 at 03:56 PM

Sounds like a blog title?

IF I ever have time to write one.

Lur-ker

Comments like this make everybody else here wonder what planet you are on? Do you say things just to be a ridiculous or different or what the hell motivates you?

Posted by: SOUP | July 05, 2016 at 09:19 PM

Thanks for paying attention to my comments.

I say things because I believe them.

On what planet is a sample size of 4 out of hundreds/thousands representative of anything? Not this one.

I'm on planet earth, where statistical sampling actually means something because it has a basis in science and facts.

Lur-ker

Paradise recruiting camps in July by Richt

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/highschool/recruiting/sfl-ray-lewis-michael-irvin-among-cane-alums-to-guest-star-at-richt-paradise-camp-20160705-story.html

fran


Comments like this make everybody else here wonder what planet you are on? Do you say things just to be a ridiculous or different or what the hell motivates you?

Posted by: SOUP | July 05, 2016 at 09:19 PM

Soup
In my opinion an inapropriate comment which leans tword a personal attack just my humble opinion.

SOUP

Soup
In my opinion an inapropriate comment which leans tword a personal attack just my humble opinion.

Posted by: fran | July 05, 2016 at 09:36 PM

I stand corrected by experience and wisdom.

I respectfully withdraw my previous comment.

BigWindyCane1

CMR does have some work to do but they knew that going in and this staff is putting in the work.

Recruits will realize that even with all the recent struggles, The Canes have put more players in the NFL than FSU and UF, and once the Canes start winning again, more recruits will follow. The current recruiting class is very good, and the 2016 class is small but the quality is very very good. The players that they have that I have seen play, like Bruce, Jackson, Richards, Shaq and others - these are impact players with NFL potential written all over them. CMR is laying the foundation for a lot of success. Kaaya is going to light it up next season. Just need that OL to protect Kaaya and open holes for the RBs

SOUP

Windy...Not yet convinced about Kaaya. He is good but can he be GREAT? He has never won a game on his own. This year Richt will let us know.

Go Canes!

Fran drops the hammer.

Awesome stuff.

Ohio_Cane


Paradise recruiting camps in July by Richt

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/highschool/recruiting/sfl-ray-lewis-michael-irvin-among-cane-alums-to-guest-star-at-richt-paradise-camp-20160705-story.html

Posted by: Lur-ker | July 05, 2016 at 09:30 PM
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This is an absolute power move by Richt for recruiting. Bringing in old players to coach? Genius. It's about time someone did it.

I personally guarantee a commit that weekend.

Lur-ker

The only negative thing I would have to say is: damn, do more of these.

Otherwise, great and creative idea

Go Canes!

Interesting:

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/07/06/bovada-odds-have-miami-hurricanes-as-favorite-to-win-acc-coastal/

Ohio_Cane

Canes may not have many games at Sun Life Stadium (or whatever the new name is). This could get ugly, and cost UM a lot of $. Dolphins organization is gonna pay if they don't speed this s#it up...

nemo2002

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